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Please note that these advertisements are for senior professional posts, overseas posts and staff locally employed in countries where we work. For all other vacancies in DFID, visit the Civil Service jobs website.
You will have a key role in delivering DFID Malawi’s education portfolio, engaging in education policy and furthering DFID’s priorities in education as a key part of the development agenda in Malawi. This is a challenging post that provides an opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic professional to contribute to reform and impact in education in Malawi.
Closing date for the applications is 12:00pm on 28 October 2016.
DFID is recruiting RAG experts in all DFID priority research areas for its RAG. The RAG rotation will be a phased process over the next 3 to 6 months. Candidates are expected to be senior international leaders in their scientific disciplines with relevant developing country experience of delivery research.
The RAG provides independent scientific advice to the DFID and reports to the DFID Chief Scientific Adviser. The provision of independent scientific advice by the RAG assists DFID to assure the quality and appropriateness of Research and Evidence Division’s research portfolio for DFID’s objectives.
Closing date for applications is 5pm (UK time) on 31 October 2016
DFID Ghana is recruiting a Social Development Adviser (SDA) to be based in its office in Accra. The role incorporates leading and overseeing projects managed by DFID Ghana, engaging with projects managed by DFID in UK and providing cross-cutting social development advice to the Ghana office.
The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on 1 November 2016.
Before you apply for a job with us, please read the following guidance on core competencies, assessment centres, security clearance and travel costs:
- Civil Service competency framework
- International competencies
- technical competency frameworks
- Civil Service Code
- how to find Abercrombie House
- how to find 22 Whitehall
What we offer our employees
This section covers our flexible working policy, training and development, opportunities to work overseas, the Civil Service Pension Scheme and our equality and diversity policy.
More and more people are looking for job satisfaction: the feeling that what they do is worthwhile, and makes a positive difference to people’s lives. We offer a diverse range of job opportunities in areas ranging from communications to social development, united by a single goal – to tackle poverty and improve the lives of people in developing countries. What could be more worthwhile than that?
As well as job satisfaction, we offer a dynamic, professional working environment, a healthy work-life balance and competitive salaries. We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all parts of the community.
We are committed to supporting all staff to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. These are some of the benefits we offer.
We encourage flexible working to meet the needs of all employees. Under current UK employment law, all employees have a right to apply for flexible working. We will look at a range of options, including reduced hours, compressed hours and remote working.
Training and development opportunities
Meeting our ambitious development targets means improving our performance and our productivity. We are therefore committed to maximising the potential of all our staff, by providing a range of learning and development opportunities that reflect the needs of each individual.
When you join us, you’ll be taken through a comprehensive induction process designed to help you do your job effectively as quickly as possible, and to identify your individual learning needs. As your career develops, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of options including traditional training courses, conferences and seminars, e-learning, coaching, mentoring and job shadowing.
For many people, the opportunity to work overseas is one of their main reasons for joining us. We offer a range of benefits and support for staff going to work overseas for 4 months or more, including (where appropriate) a hardship allowance and travel back to the UK. Allowances are also offered for partners and children.
The Civil Service pension scheme
Your Civil Service pension is an important part of your salary and reward package. We will make a contribution of between 17.1 and 25.5% of your salary to your pension fund. You will also have the option to make additional contributions or pay into a money purchase top-up arrangement. Your exact pension scheme arrangements will depend on your employment status and the date you joined the Civil Service.
If you have ever worked for DFID, the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) or the Overseas Development Ministry (ODM), the Alumni Association is for you. It’s your first port of call for getting the latest news from fellow alumni, and updates about the work of the department.