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Top 7 International Development Recruitment Agencies

Human Rights Careers (HRC)

Human Rights Careers was founded in 2015 and officially incorporated in Austria in 2020. The website reaches more than half a million readers every month. United Nations entities, top universities and international NGOs are among its clients. The website recently launched a new job board to enable recruiters and organizations to publish their vacancies at competitive pricing. Upon request, they also offer XML-integration for bulk job postings. Human Rights Careers ranks first for a variety of relevant search inquiries on Google.

Human Rights Careers Job Board

Global Recruitment Specialists

Founded in 1993, GRS is an independent recruitment firm, providing customized, comprehensive, personalized human resource services for those specifically in the NGO sector. The company services international organizations worldwide, in need of experienced, upper-level, professional assistance. The recruitment specialists have assisted huge organizations with a range of requests, some as big as putting together dozens of disaster relief experts within 72 hours, to hiring senior administrators and implementing billion dollar projects.

The company believes that its strength lies in the personalized service that it offers the international development job market. The GRS recruiters chat with hiring managers personally about future directions and staffing needs.


Aines International

Founded by owner and principal recruiter, Linda Aines, Aines International is a recruitment service that hunts down top talent for organizations in the International Development sector. The company is based in the United States, but serves clients abroad too. Applicants are invited to apply for a position via an email alert systems.

Aines International offers a high standard of service and commitment. The founders reputation, discretion and consistent record of successful placements, have proven the agency to be trustworthy and top quality.



Bond is a UK network for organizations working in international development, uniting and supporting a diverse group of over 400 civil society organizations. The company encourages the sharing of expertise and collaborating, in order to grow the sector. Bond also brings together members to collectively influence the policies and practice of governments and institutions on an international level. By delivering a range of services that help organizations be more effective, Bond encourages transparency, monitoring, evaluation and learning, within the international development community. Strengthening and championing the sector, to make international development more efficient and successful, is one of the company’s key focus areas.

Funded by member subscriptions, income generated through paid-for service, grants and funding, the organization strives to offer clients the best international development jobs in the UK and around the world. The website also lists opportunities to work as a volunteer or intern for a charity at an NGO. Bond is a member of the Gender and Development Network, National Council of Voluntary Organizations, The Corporate Responsibility Coalition and The Reality of Aid, to name a few.


Greys Recruitment

Greys Recruitment, a division of Measured Ability Group Holdings, provides fundraisers, program managers, country managers, monitoring and evaluation professionals, proposal writers, advocacy officers and more to NGO organizations. Established in 1982, this white collar temporary and permanent recruitment agency has made its mark on the industry as one of Africa’s premier recruitment agencies. The firm believes that its cross border team of consultants are the key differentiating factor in the organizations success. With its large database of high skilled candidates, the recruitment agency places permanent and temporary candidates all over South Africa and the world.

Job hunters are required to email their CVs, which will then be uploaded onto the company’s database. Recruitment consultants use this database to search for suitable candidates when vacancies are submitted by organizations.



Leading international research and recruitment company, Ecorys holds a world-class research-based consultancy that assists public and private clients with their international development recruitment needs. With strategies in place that help clients make and implement informed decisions that lead to a positive impact on society, the organization is determined to support their clients with sound analysis, inspiring ideas and practical solutions.

Ecorys has expanded since conception, now reaching markets across the globe, with offices in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It prides itself in a culturally diverse staff, mavens in their own areas of expertise, and a company culture that believes in the power that different perspectives bring to the organization.


CA Global Int

Africa recruitment team, CA Global Int, focuses on the recruitment, payroll and executive search for NGO and international development sectors globally and across the African continent. The company has become the leading executive and headhunting search firm for recruitment in Africa, and supports African development initiatives by providing professional employer services to more than 40 countries. The NGO team, located in Africa, understand the unique African business culture and mind set.

With an extensive network list, the company strives to deliver high calibre executives (board members, CEO’s, project directors and managers, program directors and leaders, operational leaders, finance and administration officers) to non-government organizations. With consultants that are hands on, proficient and highly knowledgeable, the CA Global Int team are confident that they are able to pair the right candidate with the right vacancy.


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