Looking for a job as an aidworker? Here is a good start!

Ever since I wrote the post on "How to become an aidworker", I get mail from people asking for advice. Most struggle with getting into "the system", which is indeed the hardest part: "getting through that solid iron gate".

Part of the problem is that people don't know where to look for vacancies. Job announcements in the aid and nonprofit sector are spread in many different places. I tried to change that, and built an aggregator. AidJobs collecting job vacancies in the international aid sector, the humanitarian and development field as well as in the nonprofit area.

The job offers range from part time volunteering to internships, consultancies, and staff employment. About half of the jobs are for local positions (mostly in the US and Europe), half are international  positions (mostly in Africa, Asia and South America).

To really get started, I also list offers for online volunteers: volunteering work you can do from your home, for a few hours per week - a great way to help out many nonprofits, to get additional experience, give something back to society, and also to get "a foot in the door" of the nonprofit world.

AidJobs also features a map, with the locations of the latest job offers.

You can follow the updates via @AidJobs on Twitter, and via the AidJobs Facebook page. I also publish a daily digest.

Since I started the site a week ago, 1,700 positions were collected, from development specialists in Haiti, to social media internships in New York, a human rights consultancy in Argentina and a camp manager in South Sudan.



A Lady's Life 24 December, 2011 20:27  

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks for being my blog friend and may peace health and joy follow you wherever you go.

Peter 26 December, 2011 10:42  

@A Lady's Life: -- Merry Xmas to you & family too, my dear! Wishing you a good 2012...

Douglas 25 April, 2012 16:59  

Great article, Thanks for sharing. By the way, one of my friends is looking for a technician job in Pittsburgh & he has an offer from Field and Technical Services & he has other offers pending too. He asked my advice. As far as I got to know FTS was selected as one of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s 2011 Top Work Places as voted on by their employees. I think it is a good place to work

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