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Since our founding in 2000 at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex has become one of the most widely–recognized and trusted names in international development for business information, news, recruitment, and careers. We work with more than 1,000 leading development organizations and connecting a global community of over half a million individual members. If you’re looking to share your message with the development community, you’ve come to the right place. At Devex, we can connect you to the right target audience within our global network to help you meet your strategic promotional goals.

Devex serves a global community of 500,000 development professionals and one thousand funding agencies, companies, and NGOs in 100 countries and is the the Most Popular International Development Job Board.

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Summary: Devex considers itself a global development community, with services for members and recruiters as well as courses and events. Created in 2000, Devex has indeed come a long way. Today, it has a global outreach, attracting 802 140 visits per month (25% from the US and the rest is from other places in the world). The social media is particularly popular, with 83 900 followers on Twitter, 155 500 on Facebook, 28 015 on LinkedIn, 4 946 on YouTube and 3 805 on Instagram.

Design: From the homepage, simply click on “Jobs” at the top of the page. A search engine (keywords, location) appears with the additional filters (sector, organisation, job level, position level, posted date, job stage, job type) already visible. Once in the job listing, the information is clear. Expiry dates, publication dates and logos (for those with one) are visible. Offers can be sorted by relevance, publication date or the closing date. Recruiters have the freedom to design the job description however they want.

The job board objective: Devex aims to be the largest global community for those hoping to develop and improve the world, making it easier to find candidates and job opportunities. 

Recruiter observations: You can look through the members for free (with limited access), and the site even recommends other members to check out. You must type in a name. As for job posting, it’s very easy and you see the prices once you’ve filled in the job information.

Jobseeker observations: Most of the time, jobseekers don’t even need an account since they can apply to job offers and get redirected to the company page.

The job offers: There are currently 4 553 job offers on the site. Most of the jobs are mid-level and senior-level jobs. Jobs are from all over the world.

Reactivity: --

Special features: The app; the YouTube videos; the About Us section; the key figures; recruiting insights; events.

Verdict: Devex is user-friendly with different services depending on what you need. As a global site, the only issue is visibility because clearly it will work better in some countries than others.

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.

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Career Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - October 21-22, 2014

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UK aid Joint Aid Management The World Bank USA aid United Nations Foundation DAI Asian Development Bank


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good variety of positions but too many locked down premium positions in certain categories such as Country Director
Rated on 14-04-2019

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