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Work for us

At Development Initiatives we are always keen to work with talented individuals who share our passion and vision.

View our current vacancies

We provide great benefits to support a happy and thriving workforce. Staff wellbeing is a priority for DI, and we go the extra mile to support people’s passions and interests both in work and beyond. This might be flexible working to support your lifestyle, or paid leave to support you with volunteering or additional studies. We are a Living Wage and Disability Confident employer in the UK and apply these principles to our staff worldwide.

View our recruitment policy, Candidate GDPR privacy notice, and details of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

Benefits of working at DI

Our values

Our values define us, the way we work and how we interact with others.


We are supportive, friendly and considerate, with mutual respect for how people think, work, live and identify so that together we thrive.


Everything we do is motivated by our shared desire to contribute to positive change in the world.


Openness and honesty are at the heart of how we work, driving high levels of trust, as well as fair and ethical practice.

Latest vacancies

See our full list of opportunities and sign up for vacancy alerts here.

Full time, permanent

IATI Software Developer

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £30,000–£45,000 per annum, dependent on experience
  • Closing date:
Full-time, fixed-term contract for 12 months

Nutrition Scientist, the Global Nutrition Report

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £35,000–£40,000, depending on experience and capability
  • Closing date:
Three years, two further terms may be served upon reappointment

Board Non-Executive Director (Human rights and inclusion)

  • Salary scale: Volunteer/unpaid role
  • Closing date:
Full time and fixed term

Analysts, all levels

Bristol (UK), Nairobi (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda) and Washington DC (US).
  • Salary scale:
  • Closing date:
No set duration

Request for Audit firms’ application

  • Salary scale:
  • Closing date:
Full-time, fixed-term contract for 6 months

Developer Internship

Kampala, Uganda
  • Salary scale: 1,300,000 UGX per month
  • Closing date: 30 November 2021
Full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

Bristol, UK. Alternative locations within the UK will be considered for the right candidate.
  • Salary scale: £35,000–£43,000, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Full-time, permanent

Executive Assistant

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £25,000– £27,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Fixed-term consultancy

Call for evaluation experts for DI’s Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme

Home-based, with the potential for meetings in person with Bristol-based DI staff
  • Salary scale:
  • Closing date: