TOP 5 NGOs to work for in Africa

TOP 5 NGOs to work for in Africa

Other than the common United Nations organizations that you know of, have you ever thought about the other top NGOs you could work for? Have a look.

  1. OXFAM

Oxfam is an international alliance of 17 organizations actively involved in alleviating poverty in local communities across East Africa. It provides both long-term development aid and emergency relief. It operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

“Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries,” their website reads.

This is an opportunity to enrich your career across diverse programs and specialisms.

  1. CARE

This humanitarian establishment seeks to eradicate poverty in East Africa. It places emphasis on working alongside underprivileged women, as it believes women can lift their families and communities out of poverty when they are given the right resources. In fact, women are at the heart of CARE International’s community-based efforts to improve basic education and expand economic opportunity.

Working here gives you a chance to apply your skills, knowledge and dedication to empower people through innovative ideas and delivering results.


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to humanitarian crises to promote human survival and restore people’s livelihoods. With a staff of over 8,000, it works in more than 40 countries globally. The workforce is composed of both direct-hire and contract employees based at its field missions in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

The NGO offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, delivers emergency aid to people in crisis. Those people are often affected by wars, disease, natural disaster, or lack of access to basic healthcare. When many people are running away from a dire situation, you can assume that MSF is rushing in. MSF operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

This transnational medical-humanitarian organization has a diverse employee base from some 70 countries, so you’ll no doubt work in a multicultural setting.


This child-focused Christian charitable organization works in 25 African nations. It is committed to working with families, children, and communities to promote education, tackle injustices, and end poverty. Word Vision operates in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Burundi, and Tanzania.

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