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Start your career in international development

The Department for International Development has launched its latest round of trainee adviser roles.

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A new scheme to recruit and train international development advisers is now open for applications.

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) Entry Scheme for Advisers is seeking talented and qualified people with limited experience to help them develop their skills and become effective advisers for the aid agency.

The 3 year programme combines placements in DFID’s offices within the UK and overseas with coaching and other structured learning. The first year is in the UK and the remaining 2 years in an overseas location.

Places are available in the following professional groups:

Climate and environment, conflict, education, evaluation, governance, humanitarian, infrastructure, livelihoods, private sector development, and social development.

The scheme is looking for people with:

  • talent, commitment and a passion for development
  • a willingness and ability to work in countries where DFID posts prove consistently difficult to fill
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification (Master’s Degree, PhD) or equivalent
  • relevant work experience, preferably but not essentially in development (2 – 3 years of work experience is expected)

To apply, please go to https://jobsstatic.civilservice.gov.uk/csjobs.html. Select ‘Public job search’, then filter by Department and choose ‘Department for International Development’.

The closing date for applications is 7 November, 1pm (UK time).

Published 23 October 2013