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Careers at the Department for International Development.
See our advertisements for specific posts on:
- the Civil Service jobs website - please register and sign up for job alerts - this is where we advertise our permanent and fixed term posts
- Universal Jobmatch - all permanent posts across UK government are advertised here
- our careers page on Facebook
- the Civil Service Fast Stream site
You can also keep up to date with the latest vacancy information in the national press and professional journals and by following us on Twitter.
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 Rwanda is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced and energetic individual to fill a Finance Manager post to support effective financial management and provide assurance to Head of DFID Rwanda Office on the financial implications of programme and results delivery.
You will support the Office with all key financial management decisions, facilitating the effective delivery of programmes, management of fiduciary risk and cascading of financial information in a meaningful way to all levels of the organisation. You will provide regular, professional support to local programme staff promoting and supporting the core finance competencies of all staff within the department. You will also support HQ Finance Manager to function effectively, through the provision of regular, robust financial information and detailed analysis and business insight. You will be expected to be able to maintain close working relationships with colleagues across the DFID Rwanda office, with colleagues in the British High Commission and with external project partners.
Closing date for applications is 28 April 2017 (5:00pm).
This post is based within the National Heath Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) at the Ministry of Health. You will work closely with DFID Nepal’s UK Health Adviser and the Programme Management Team in delivering the health objectives and in contributing to the corporate requirements of the office. We anticipate that you will spend 1 day a week at the DFID office to facilitate close coordination with the DFID health team.
Closing date for appliications is 30 April 2017 (11:59pm IST).
DFID India vacancy is for a Research Specialist the post will support the delivery of the DFID research objectives in South Asia. You will work closely with DFID country offices in South Asia, and staff from the Research Councils in the UK and the FCO Science and Innovation Network. DFID funded research has identified some key priority thematic areas: urbanisation; violence against women and girls; migration; skills; education; and the private sector.
Closing date for applications is 4 May 2017 (11:59pm).
DFID is looking to recruit a Programme and Policy Officer to join its small but dynamic South Africa Team which is based in the British High Commission in Pretoria. For this exciting job we require a highly motivated person who has relevant financial and programme management skills and experience.
Closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 5 May 2017.
We are looking for a talented and energetic Peacebuilding Adviser, with strong skills in conflict analysis and peacebuilding programming. You will be based in Yangon, and work closely with colleagues across the embassy, playing a crucial role in developing strong influential relationships with all stakeholders in the peace process and partners in the international community.
The deadline for applications is 7 May 2017 (11:59pm MST).
External Adviser Pool recruitment
DFID is currently recruiting for Advisers for pools for the following cadres:
Climate and Environment, Education, Evaluation, Health, Humanitarian, Livelihoods and Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Social Development and Statistics.
(Health, Humanitarian, Livelihoods, Private Sector Development and Social Development are also recruiting for Senior Advisers/Team Leaders)
To find out more please visit: Civil Service Jobs
Closing date for applications are 30 April 2017.
DFID Entry Scheme for Advisers (DESA) 4 recruitment
DFID is launching round 4 of the DFID Entry Scheme for Advisers (DESA). This is a great opportunity to join DFID on a permanent basis and progress a career in development as a DFID adviser.
The scheme enables DFID to recruit and develop the right people and offer them the opportunity to develop into effective DFID advisers in their chosen field of expertise. The 3 year DESA programme combines development placements in DFID offices in the UK (for 1 year) and overseas (for the following 2 years) with coaching and other structured learning. By the end of the 3 year development programme you will be expected to take up a DFID Advisory position.
As an Adviser in DFID, you will help identify, generate and utilise the best evidence, knowledge, technology and ideas to improve the impact of UK aid; design, manage and evaluate development programmes; and support our Ministers to develop and implement policy.
Places are available in the following professional groups:
Climate and Environment, Conflict, Education, Evaluation, Governance, Humanitarian, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Private Sector Development and Social Development.
For more information please visit Civil Service Jobs
Closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.
Before you apply for a job with us, please read the following guidance on core competencies, assessment centres, security clearance and travel costs:
Recruitment process (PDF, 188KB, 2 pages)
- Civil Service competency framework
- International competencies
- technical competency frameworks
Baseline personnel security standard (PDF, 53.8KB, 9 pages)
- 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.