Find your employer
There are countless employers who offer employment focusing on a sustainable world. Here we give some useful job portals, as well as examples of potential employers from different governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private companies, institutes, and intergovernmental organizations. In addition to those presented here, there are various other potential employers worldwide who can offer an international career.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – Sida
is a government agency with a mission to reduce poverty in the world. Sida employs both at the head office in Stockholm and at Swedish Embassies. Sida’s head office in Stockholm also hosts a number of interns each semester.
Job opportunities can be found in various types of organizations and companies. Here we present some platforms that can be very useful!
EURES is the European job mobility portal where you can search for jobs and register your CV. The Swedish Employment Service Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) is a member of the EURES network.
ImpactPooljob (former UNJobfinder) gathers vacancies from more than 1,000 international organizations and covers positions in all UN organizations, international financial institutions, the European Union and several intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations. UN Careers give more detailed information on how it is to work in the UN system.
DevNetJobs is a web based platform with a global cover of international development recruiters. You can sign up for weekly email updates!
YPARD is a movement operating as a network that lists job opportunities all over the globe as well as conferences, events, and other networking opportunities.
Devex is an online community for global development professionals. This media platform provides recruiting and business development services for the international development sector.
Bond is a UK based membership platform for over 450 organisations working in international development. Here you can find both job and volunteer opportunities in the UK and internationally.
Young academics in international organisations
Sida offers a Bilateral Biträdande Expert (BBE) program (in Swedish), which prepares young graduates for employment in international development. There are various possible locations for BBE: One can be located at an organization/authority in a partner country, at a Swedish consulting company, agency or organization operating in a partner country, or at a Swedish embassy. Applicants can be a maximum of 32 years at the time of application and must have at least two years of relevant working experience. The appointment is for two years with possibility of extension for a third year.
Sida also offers employment as Junior Professional Officer (JPO) (in Swedish). The JPO programme provides young graduates the opportunity to work within international organizations located in a number of UN organizations, the World Bank and other international global organizations. Sida has around 45 JPOs with about 30 percent working at Sida’s headquarters and 70 percent stationed at various field offices around the world. Applicants cannot be older than 32 years at the time of applying and must have at least two years of relevant working experience (international work is an advantage). In addition to English having knowledge of another UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian) is highly advantageous.