Job boards

I maintain a list of social purpose job boards. If you know of others I should add, please let me know. You might also be interested in Rachel Strohm’s list of academic scholarships.

  • 80000 Hours: Very limited, curated set of job recommendations for Effective Altruists. Mostly US or UK.
  • ImpactPool: Focus on UN and international orgs, but actually lots of NGO jobs too. Really nice interface.
  • DevelopmentAid: Very large database, pretty good search function.
  • Human rights funders: Great select list of jobs at major philanthropy foundations working on human rights.
  • EvalCommunity: Endless M&E jobs.
  • Devex: Covers whole dev industry. Pretty huge. Easy to create alerts. About half of jobs visible – unlock all and get various other stuff for $9.50/month.
  • Devnetjobs: Covers whole dev industry. Huge database and (almost unmanageably) lengthy weekly email – but most functions only available to Value Members ($48 for Q1).
  • ReliefWeb: Comprehensive source of humanitarian, relief and conflict jobs. Good search function.
  • C4D network: Pretty good weekly email for members of jobs and consultancy opportunities, with a focus on communications and behaviour change. Searchable job board available to all.
  • CoordinationSud: Good search function. More limited selection. Especially Francophone countries and French NGOs.
  • JPAL: Academic research roles. Good searchability and common application makes it very easy to apply to multiple roles.
  • AngelList: Startups. Heavily US focused.
  • CharityJob: UK charity and government jobs, mostly. Quite usable.
  • Bond: Smallish number of jobs, but often quite interesting. More UK based.
  • IntJobs: Lots of US think tank jobs. A fair few Africa-based jobs, mostly at more senior levels. Not a huge repository. Reasonable search interface.
  • DFID: DFID
  • W4MP: Almost entirely UK politics, but decent source of London think tank jobs. Little search ability.
  • NGOJobsinAfrica: Quite a large number of jobs, some more junior. Fairly limited searching ability.
  • AidBoard: Bad interface, limited numbers of jobs.
  • Idealist: Good searchability. Limited Africa jobs. Many non-paid opportunities listed also.
  • PolicyJobs: Mostly US. Many password protected.
  • ACF: Smallish list of UK charity jobs
  • EPLO: Focused on European peacebuilding.
  • Bridgespan: US philanthrophic foundations
  • EA Work Club: Small. Pretty searchable. Side gigs as well as jobs. Focused on effective altruism cause areas.
  • Social Enterprise Google Group: Extremely extensive list of fascinating roles in social enterprise and related fields. Worth keeping up to date with.
  • UN Jobs: Mostly UN, as the name suggests, but some other roles. Somewhat messy search function.
  • ImpactXchange: For consultants and freelancers to find socially useful gigs. I’ve not used it, but looks promising.
  • Josh’s Water Jobs: Only WASH, as the name suggests. WIthin that, impressively comprehensive and with a solid search function.
  • Tech Jobs for Good: As the name suggests, mission-driven tech positions. Only in the US. Very many roles, though limited ability to filter.