About Accounting for International Development

Accounting for International Development (www-afid-org-uk) offers finance professionals from around the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally.

Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months and Salaried career opportunties, form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management and reporting capacity of charities in over 50 countries. AfID have now arranged volunteer assignments and career opps for over 1500 accountants, who have given over 300,000 hours of one to one support to more than 500 non-profit partners.

AfID are leading specialists in supporting NGOs operating globally with their financial management capacity & recruitment needs, on both a 'pro-bono' & ,commercial' basis. For more opportunities in the international development sector (International & UK) or to find out more about how we can assist your non-profit organisation please visit the AfID website.

Developing a Career in International Development

We know it can be frustrating trying to develop a career in this much sought after sector, especially when organisations require prior experience; be it institutional donor management, fieldwork or capacity building of overseas recipients. Please don't let this put you off, we would strongly recommend considering a volunteer assignment as a way to gain this highly relevant experience. It’s no coincidence that 22% of AfID volunteers now work full-time in the charity sector, as even a short 2-3 week assignment will catch the eye and reassure these employers of your commitment and ability to navigate the diverse stakeholder contexts.  It’s worth noting all AfID's assignments are individually tailored to the volunteers own preferences, skills and availability. For FAQs please visit the afid website
Attending one of the AfID Workshops also offers invaluable insights, explaining sector jargon and demonstrating the ways accountants can navigate complex environments, in a fun and informative way. It also presents a great networking opportunity with 25 other likeminded accountants AfID’s founder and ex-Oxfam FD in attendance. 

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