Jobs & Opportunities

We’re always looking for dynamic people to join our team here in the UK. All roles are voluntary but offer a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a youth-led development education charity. See below for current opportunities:

DiA is a youth-led organisation and as such, young people from a diverse range of backgrounds with demonstrable enthusiasm for DiA’s vision and mission are encourage to apply.

All roles are voluntary and are predominantly home/remotely based. Reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out responsibilities (e.g. food and travel expenses) will be reimbursed.


India Programme Officer

We are currently recruiting for a new member to join our India team.

Role description:

  • Promoting the India programme
  • Assisting with the Application, selection, and training of volunteers
  • Facilitating with pre and post-departure procedures
  • Coordinating with our Indian NGO partners

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Strong interest in global citizenship and sustainable development
  • A good ability to multi-task and coordinate with other team members
  • Competence in corresponding through email, writing job descriptions etc.
  • Confidence in interviewing and training processes (experience a plus)
  • Experience in overseas volunteering/travelling (preferred)

Being part of DiA’s executive committee is a brilliant opportunity to develop skills, gain confidence and build knowledge to complement studies, work and/or other volunteering work. DiA alumni are very vocal about how their experience on the committee has supported them in pursuing their careers and in being active agents of change within their own communities and further afield. Committee members support and learn from each other and receive guidance from DiA’s Board of Trustees.

DiA is a youth-led organisation and as such, young people from a diverse range of backgrounds with demonstrable enthusiasm for DiA’s vision and mission are encouraged to apply.

All roles are voluntary and are predominantly home/remotely based, requiring a time time commitment of approximately 1 day per week. Reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out responsibilities (e.g. attending committee meetings) will be reimbursed.

To apply, please send a CV and a statement of why you would like to join the India team to india@developmentinaction.org. Candidates will be selected for a Skype interview on a rolling basis.


Youth Workshop Leaders

Are you passionate about engaging young people in global issues and promoting global citizenship?

Due to popular demand, Development in Action is proud to still continue bringing learning into the classroom through our new Global Citizenship Workshops. Since launching in January 2013, we have had an exceptional response from both pupils and teachers who have truly benefitted from an insight into a variety of development issues.  We have delivered workshops on a range of global development issues ranging from corruption, sustainability and development, sustainable development goals and aid, in schools across London, Oxford and Cambridge and next year we’re looking to deliver even more!

We have a wonderful opportunity to work with our new Global Citizenship Workshops.   From January 2017, we will deliver interactive workshops to engage young people from Year 6 to A-level on issues around global development, engaging with pupils on what it is to be a global citizen. This role will offer excellent experience for someone looking to start their career in a development education charity, is interested in teaching/education and is looking for a part-time role to support their interests/career aspirations.

Location: Delivering workshops in local schools and colleges across the UK.

Duration: Successful candidates will need to flexible and able to deliver at least 2 workshops between January and July 2017. For this role we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months.

Start Date: Start leading workshops: January 2017 – July 2017

Reporting to:  UK Programmes Manager and UK Programmes Officer.

Role description 

  • Research, design and develop workshop plans to deliver in schools, colleges and youth groups across the UK
  • Gain teaching experience, leading assemblies, workshops and day-long activities
  • Deliver pre-booked teaching sessions to schools and colleges using Development in Action’s lesson plans.
  • Work confidently with youth groups, supporting young people in learning about global issues
  • Educate and inspire the next generation of global citizens.
  • Occasionally be required to research subject areas to develop specific session improvements
  • Support in the proofing/editing of current workshops to expand and develop on existing topics.

What experience, skills or attributes do you need to do this role?

  • Strong interest and experience in international development and working with young people.
  • Strong commitment to promoting global citizenship amongst young people in the UK.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (with experience of working with children/young adults)
  • Demonstrable interest in international development and the power of education
  • Enthusiastic to work in a classroom environment.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, patience and understanding with a flexible and helpful attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Positive, can-do approach to problem solving
  • Good level of education, educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of MS office.
  • Previous experience working in or with schools is desirable
  • Experience of volunteering in the UK/Overseas is desirable

To apply please email roisin@developmentinaction.org with a CV and a one page cover letter detailing why you are applying for the role as Youth Workshop Leader and how you meet the criteria.


Blog Writers

Our blog is an online community of budding journalists, students and early-career development professionals dedicated to the discussion of global issues. Through it we hope to engage young people in global issues and promote global citizenship.

We are currently looking for two types of contributors:

1) Regular contributors
We expect a minimum commitment of one blog a month which can take any of the forms we mentioned above. We will have a ‘regular contributor’ section with a picture of you and a brief bio which is a great way to get yourself some publicity!

2) Guest contributors
We are always on the look out for people with passion and if you have a desire to write about any issue close to your heart but cannot commit to our regular contributor programme then this is the opportunity for you.

If you are interested in international development or any issues that affect the developing world, please click here for more details and to get in touch.
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