International development offers a wide range of career opportunities. IDS postgraduates have gone on to work as ministers in national government, high-level officials in development organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, civil servants, leaders of civil society organisations, and high profile academics at universities across the world. What unites them is their commitment to make a real difference in the world and bring about transformative change.
Where could you work?
There are myriad jobs within the sector. Some require thematic specialism, most require a deep understanding of the complex links between poverty and inequalities. Here are just a few examples of places you could work, listed by sub-sector:
NGOs (non-governmental organisations)
Multilateral, bilateral and international organisations
Government aid agencies
Research institutes and thinktanks
Where are development jobs advertised?
Here are just a few examples of where you could start your job search.