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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.

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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.

People-centred

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

Purpose-driven

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

Transparent

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, fixed-term contract for 12 months

Nutrition Scientist (Independent Consultant), the Global Nutrition Report

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £168–£191 per day, depending on experience and capability
  • Closing date:
Full time, permanent

IATI Software Developer

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £40,000–£45,000 per annum, dependent on experience
  • Closing date:
Full time, fixed term contract for 9 months

Head of Business Development (maternity cover)

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £48,000–£51,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Initial fixed-term contract for 12 months

Bid/Proposal Manager

Home based (UK), Bristol office or Nairobi office
  • Salary scale: £34,000−£36,000 / KES 1,800,000−KES 2,500,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Full time, fixed-term contract (until March 2022)

Programme Manager, Global Nutrition Report (Maternity Cover)

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: Up to £40,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Three years. Two further terms may be served upon re-appointment.

Board Non-Executive Directors

Flexible
  • Salary scale: Volunteer/Unpaid role
  • Closing date: 10 September 2021
Full time, permanent

Head of Finance

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £48,000–£53,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Full-time, permanent

Project Officer

Bristol, UK
  • Salary scale: £22,000−£25,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Closing date:
Three years. Two further terms may be served upon re-appointment.

Board Non-Executive Director (Environment)

Flexible
  • Salary scale: Volunteer/Unpaid role
  • Closing date: 10 September 2021
Three years. Two further terms may be served upon re-appointment.

Board Non-Executive Director (Legal)

Flexible
  • Salary scale: Volunteer/Unpaid role
  • Closing date: 10 September 2021
Three years. Two further terms may be served upon re-appointment.

Board Non-Executive Director (Data Innovation)

Flexible
  • Salary scale: Volunteer/Unpaid role
  • Closing date: 10 September 2021