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Current vacancies

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.

DFID will shortly be recruiting Senior Commercial Specialists and Commercial Specialists (up to 15 posts)

DFID’s multi-award winning Procurement and Commercial Department (PCD) is growing. Opportunities will soon be available to be part of this lively, professional and challenging team who “make development happen”. Join us in our work to ensure that we get the very best value for money for the UK taxpayer and make a real difference to the lives of the poorest people in the world.

We are seeking highly experienced and effective commercial specialists with senior level leadership experience to drive transformational change and deliver significant business benefits.

We expect to be recruiting up to 6 senior commercial specialists and up to 10 commercial specialists. Individuals with strong functional backgrounds and skills, but who can also branch out, understand customer needs and span functions to be whole systems thinkers and be the innovators and shapers of future services.

Full details of the posts and how to apply will be available in the near future on the Civil Service jobs website

Background information

Monitoring and Evaluation officer: DFID Pakistan

DFID Pakistan is looking to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. The post holder will be a member of DFID Pakistan’s Analytical Support team, working closely with both the Statistics and Evaluation Advisers to provide analytical advice and support to colleagues.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 28 April at 12 noon (PST).

Energy Adviser: DFID India

DFID India is looking to recruit an Energy Adviser to join their Energy Climate and Growth Unit. The post holder will be responsible for helping deliver DFID India’s work on energy including power sector reform, energy policy and energy access.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 12 May at 23:59 hours (IST).

Recruitment process

Before you apply for a job with us, please read the following guidance on core competencies, assessment centres, security clearance and travel costs:

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.

Flexible working

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.

Working overseas

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.

The UN Junior Professional Officers Programme

Graduate Development Scheme

The Graduate Development Scheme is now closed for applications for September 2015 however you may be interested in the Civil Service Fast Stream site.

Alumni Association

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.

Working for international organisations

Information on job opportunities in international organisations, such as the UN, and how to apply.