Monday, March 29, 2010

Want a New Nonprofit Job in an International Setting?

Every so often I get a few minutes to go exploring nonprofit websites.  I love seeing what kinds of things people are doing in the nonprofit sector.  This weekend, I had the opportunity to stumble across some interesting international websites.  One, called, lists nonprofit or nongovernmental organizational jobs across the globe.  I was fascinated.  Want to live in Japan?  Here's an interesting job: 


UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Disaster Management Planning Hyogo Office
Location: Kobe, Japan
Last Date: April 6, 2010

Want to make a difference in the developing world?  Look at this job:

Project Manager - The Trans-boundary Water Dialogue (TWD) Project

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Last Date: April 16. 2010

Perhaps you're an academic, here's a position:

Research Fellow

University of Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, UK
Last Date: April 7, 2010

As I went through the different jobs, I imagined what great opportunities they were for people in the nonprofit sector.  It's free to look at the postings on their site and you can sign up for jobs to be emailed to you for only $48 for a three-month subscription.  I wrote to DevNetJobs.Org and asked them to contribute a piece to Nonprofit Conversation.  This is a good link to send to your friends in the nonprofit sector, who knows maybe you will find your next job here.  Bunnie

DevNetJobs.Org is a global network which brings together international development jobseekers and recruiters at one place.

Over 11,000 international development recruiters from Non-Profits, NGOs, Governments, UN and Aid agencies, Multilaterals, Bilaterals and Consulting firms advertise jobs, consulting opportunities and internships arising within their organisation on this platform. These include organisations such as Save the Children, Oxfam, ActionAid, UNDP, Christian Aid, Handicap International, UNICEF, World Resources Institutie, IDEA International, Care International, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Amnesty International, World Bank, DAI, ARD Inc, Management Systems International, IUCN, Clinton Foundation, WWF and more. Consequently, several thousand new jobs get posted on the website each month.

Furthermore, over 227,000 jobseekers working in the international development sector are registered with the platform to receive the free weekly job updates. These jobseekers come from all countries around the globe. The website receives over 45,000 page views each day, making it the largest and the most popular specialised website on international development jobs.

To make it easier for organisations to search for qualified candidates, it is free for non-profits to post their jobs on and there is no charge for jobseekers to search and apply for jobs posted on it. This is one reason that thousands of jobs have been getting filled each year via the network. started in 1999 from India and now has several specialised networks including and , and many more are in the pipeline. The platform is managed by remote teams located in several countries including Ghana, India, UK, Switzerland, Canada and Bangladesh.

For more information, please visit the website

If you are a Jobseeker, you may subscribe to free job updates by going to:

If you are a non-profit Recruiter, you may submit your job for free posting to:


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