2009 – 2010 NGO's and Charities Careers Information Fairs by pengtt



2009 – 2010 NGO’s and Charities Careers Information
1.      Organisations who visited the LSHTM this academic year (19):
        pages 1 - 4
2.      Organisations invited but who were not able to attend (27):
        pages 4 – 7

Note 1: Recommended background texts for careers advice about this sector;
            ‘Vault Career Guide to International Development’, Christopher Miller and Vault
               Editors, April 2009, Publisher: vault.com*
            ‘Getting Into International Development’. The Careers Group, University of
               London - http://www.careers.lon.ac.uk/output/Page612.asp*
* Reference copies available at The Careers Group, University of London Careers Library, 1 st
Floor, Stewart House, 32 Russell Sq.

Note 2: For further resources relating to international development and the not for profit sector,
also download the help sheet ‘Charities & International Development’ in section 2. of
www.lshtm.ac.uk/careers/Resources.html which contains job sites, links to databases of
development organisations, and other examples of health focussed NGO’s.

1. Organisations who visited the LSHTM this academic year
For each entry text provided by the individual organisations themselves is displayed. Organisations are
arranged in alphabetical order

Action Against Hunger
For over 25 years, the Action Against Hunger international network has been at the forefront of the fight against
hunger and malnutrition worldwide. We are supporting more than 4.2 million people in over 40 countries worldwide
to preserve and restore their livelihoods with dignity. Action Against Hunger’s activities include the diagnosis,
treatment and prevention of malnutrition, as well as food security, water and sanitation, and health programmes. For
further information and a list of our current jobs please visit: www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk

Calcutta Rescue Fund

Calcutta Rescue is a small organisation that makes a big difference to the lives of over 100,000 of the poorest
people in Kolkata and parts of rural West Bengal through the provision of free healthcare, education and vocational
training. Calcutta Rescue operates 4 clinics, two informal schools, a rural and urban outreach programme, a safe
drinking water programme and a weaving and fair-trade certified handicrafts programme.

Doctors of the World
Doctors of the World is an international humanitarian aid organisation that recruits medical and non-medical
volunteers, who provide healthcare for vulnerable populations around the world.
In addition to medical care, our volunteers "bear witness" to any obstacles to health care or human rights abuses
that they see. This gives a voice to vulnerable people whose stories may not otherwise be heard. Our projects take
place in both developed, as well as developing, countries. Doctors of the World works with the most vulnerable
populations the world over and manages three types of programmes: crisis or emergencies, rehabilitation, and
development. Opportunities Overseas depends on the project and they may be categorised into the following roles:
General Coordinator, General Medical Coordinator, General Logistical Coordinator, General Manager, Human
Rights Specialist, Site Coordinators, Surgeons, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Logisticians, Administrators. For more
details please visit our website: http://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

EMERGENCY was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1994, to provide relief and medical assistance to victims of war,
landmines and poverty, and also to promote a culture of peace. Since 1994 to the present day, EMERGENCY has
worked in 14 countries, building 8 Hospitals, 4 Rehabilitation Centres, a Maternity Centre and 54 First Aid Posts and
Primary Health Care Centres. Following requests from local authorities and other organizations, EMERGENCY has
also helped to renovate and equip pre-existing health facilities. Between 1994 and today EMERGENCY teams
have provided assistance to over 3.5 million people. In 2006 EMERGENCY became a partner of the United Nations
Department of Public Information. EMERGENCY UK was formed in November 2007.

GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to the alleviation of suffering amongst the poorest of the
poor. Having started with a commitment to raise £10,000 for a feeding programme in Calcutta in 1977, GOAL has
spread its operations around the globe and grown into one of the most effective humanitarian agencies working in
the sector today.GOAL works towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those
affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs and rights of life, i.e. food, water, shelter,
medical attention and primary education. It is non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political.
applications@goal-uk.org. www.goal-uk.org

London International Development Centre
The London International Development Centre (LIDC) facilitates new interdisciplinary research, training and events
to address international development issues by bringing together social and natural scientists from across the
University of London's six Bloomsbury Colleges (Birkbeck, IoE, LSHTM, RVC, SOAS, and The School of
Pharmacy). Postgraduate students from the six Colleges can join LIDC for free. LIDC runs a part-time work
experience placement scheme for its student members. For more information contact Guy Collender, Senior
Communications Officer, 020 7958 8260, guy.collender@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk , or visit www.lidc.org.uk .

Malaria Consortium
Malaria Consortium is the world's leading charity dedicated to the control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Asia. We work to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of
national health systems which directly results in poverty relief and improved economic prosperity. Malaria
Consortium innovates to expand the impact of malaria programmes so that people can benefit even in the most
challenging environments including South Sudan, and Nigeria. Please visit the Malaria Consortium website for
more information as well as job and internship opportunities http://www.malariaconsortium.org

Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation to the most vulnerable people affected by disasters, conflict, and
crisis - particularly the forgotten men, women, and children who live in difficult-to-access regions in Africa, the
Middle East, and Asia. Medair is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), with visionary staff who are motivated by

their Christian faith to care for people in need. Our work is compassionate and practical, providing life-saving care
and support which upholds the dignity and independence of every person, regardless of race, religion, or politics.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. We are committed to
providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising
awareness of the plight of the people we help. We recruit experienced medical and non medical personnel to work
in our projects overseas, for more details and requirements please visit our website:

Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping to rebuild shattered health services. Merlin is
a medical charity driven by one aim: to provide health care for people at times when they are most in need. Our
medical teams of doctors, nurses and public health specialists act fast to help people during emergencies and stay
in place until lasting health care services are rebuilt. If you are interested in working with Merlin please visit our
stand or browse our recruitment page on www.merlin.org.uk.

ORBIS Charitable Trust
ORBIS is a global charity, dedicated to preserving and restoring the sight of the poorest people in the poorest
communities across the world. Through innovative programmes and partnerships, ORBIS creates long-term, lasting
solutions to prevent and cure blindness worldwide. ORBIS places great emphasis on training medical staff,
strengthening in-country eye care institutions, expanding quality eye care services and preventing eye conditions
where the need is greatest. ORBIS recruits for Fundraising, Programmes and Administration when there are
vaciencies. ORBIS sometime has volunteering opportunities during busy periods. Please visit our website for more
info on ORBIS www.orbis.org.uk

People Unlimited
People Unlimited have 20 years experience recruiting for all sectors across the charity, public and not-for-profit
sectors. Our divisions include Charity and Fundraising, Green, Housing and Social Care, Arts and Media and
Interim & Senior Management. We recruit across a range of job disciplines.

Raleigh International
Since 1984 Raleigh expeditions have inspired 30,000 people from all walks of life to be all they can be, helping
them develop new skills and make a difference to communities and environments across the world. Medics are an
essential part of our team to ensure the health and safety of all our volunteers going to Borneo, Costa Rica &
Nicaragua and India. So if you want to get out there and be a part of something amazing then Raleigh has an
expedition for you.

RedR improves the effectiveness of disaster relief, helping save and rebuild the lives of people affected by natural
disaster and conflict worldwide. We do this by delivering essential training and support to relief organisations and
their staff, and by providing skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes around the world. RedR runs a
number of entry-level training courses, such as So You Think You Want to be a Relief Worker? and Essentials of
Humanitarian Practice, aimed at those interested in getting into the humanitarian sector. Each year, RedR also has
a number of volunteer and internship opportunities at its London offices.

Save the Children UK
We work with children in the UK and across the world. Our vital work saves and improves children's lives in more
than 50 countries. We’re working flat out to ensure children get proper healthcare, food, education and protection.
We’re saving lives in emergencies, campaigning for children’s rights, and improving their futures through long-term
development work. Our international recruitment is split into two categories: long-term developmental posts (likely to
be for 12 to 25 months) and emergency posts (usually 3 to 12 months). We don't currently operate a graduate entry
or trainee scheme. You can find more information, and register for job alerts by logging on to our website


Skillshare International is a registered UK charity. We work in Europe, Asia and Africa to defeat poverty, injustice
and inequality. We work in partnership with civil society organisations, networks and government bodies. Our long-
term development workers share and develop skills in Africa and Asia. You too can help people to have healthcare,
education, an income and a better environment. We’ll be pleased to help you discover your potential to change the
world. Contact details: 126 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7JA. Phone: 0116 2541862              Email:
recruitment@skillshare.org         www.skillshare.org

Teaching Aids At Low Cost (TALC)
TALC is a charity dedicated to providing affordable educational resources and accessories to doctors and health
workers worldwide. TALC does not offer opportunities for jobs but resources to support health care workers
operating in resource poor countries.

The MENTOR Initiative is a purpose built agency designed to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian
organisations and national partners to implement effective and coordinated action to reduce death and suffering
from malaria and other vector borne diseases. The organisation reinforces the technical and operational capacity
of affected communities and partner agencies in acute and recovering conflicts, and natural disasters. This is
achieved by directly scaling up effective disease control through best practice and contributing to international policy
development. Currently The MENTOR Initiative is responding in Haiti, Somalia, Myanmar, Liberia, Central African
Republic, Chad, Yemen, Kenya and Angola. Previously it has managed successful large-scale emergency
responses in Aceh and Java - Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Darfur - Sudan, and has provided technical
support to national malaria control programmes in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Democratic.
Voluntary Services Overseas
VSO is an international development charity, tackling poverty through skilled professionals across Africa and Asia.
We need experienced health and development professionals to share their skills in countries from Cambodia to
Malawi. You volunteer your expertise where it’s greatly needed, working with a local organisation for 1-2 years. We
provide living allowance, flights, accommodation, medical insurance, and training. Public sector pensions are
covered by a UK Government fund. Website: www.vso.org.uk/volunteer Email: enquiry@vso.org.uk                  Call: 020
8780 7500

2. Organisations invited but who were not able to attend
AMREF http://uk.amref.org
Tackles diseases such as malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS, Gives health care and advice to mothers and young children,
trains local health workers, builds health communities and health systems and provides emergency care. Roles
include Advocay, research and medical.

British Red Cross www.redcross.org.uk
In the UK their work involves: emergency response, first aid training, health and social care, refugees and other
vulnerable migrants. Their overseas work focuses on four areas: emergency response, disaster preparedness,
health and social care and international humanitarian law. Have paid and unpaid positions. Experienced
professionals are required for overseas work.

CBM UK www.cbmuk.org.uk
CBM acts upon the needs and rights of people with disabilities and supports the provision of more than 900 projects
in more than 90 countries. It is their aim to provide these services within the communities and therefore Community-
Based Rehabilitation programmes are provided where possible to leave communities with a legacy of skills. Their
focus is on the prevention and treatment of diseases wherever possible, and on education and rehabilitation.

Charity Action Recruitment www.c-a-r.org.uk/main/SiteHome.aspx
A not for profit sector specialist recruitment agency that is itself owned by a charity. Charity Action Recruitment was
established in 1997 in response to a growing demand from the not for profit sector for high quality staff from
individuals seeking support to develop their careers in the voluntary sector

Crown Agents www.crownagents.com
Crown Agents is an international development company committed to global development and growth. Their
expertise in public financial management helps governments raise revenue, manage debt and plan expenditure
more effectively. Their procurement and supply chain services, together with banking and asset management
services, help ensure that wealth generated is spent or invested for the good of all. Through technical assistance,
consultancy and training, they help to reduce poverty, improve health and increase prosperity.

Family Health International www.fhi.org/en
Family Health International (FHI) improves lives worldwide through the synergistic strengths of research and
programs in public health. Their staff includes clinical and public health professionals, and researchers in the
biomedical and social sciences

Global Health Action www.globalhealthaction.org/en
Mission: To improve the health of individuals and communities around the globe through education, training, and
practical programs in leadership, management, and health promotion. Projects include community health
development in Haiti, capacity building projects in Africa, programmes and partnerships in China and AIDS work in
developed countries.

Global Medic Force, www.globalmedicforce.org

As the global leader in clinical skills rapid transfer to emerging nations, Global Medic Force saves millions of lives
every year throughout the developing world. Global Medic Force does this by giving healthcare workers in emerging
nations the necessary medical skills and clinic operations to treat their own people from their own resources. They
achieve this through a cadre of + 1,000 specially selected and trained volunteer expert medical professionals,
sourced from 15 Western countries, that are deployed as “clinical mentors” for 6 to 12 week field assignments
during which they optimise clinic operations in any given healthcare facility throughout the developing world

Health Unlimited www.healthunlimited.org
* A British non-governmental organization founded in 1984 that aims to secure health care access for marginalized
communities in developing countries.In March 2010 it changed its name to Health Poverty Action. It is working with
communities and health service providers, they undertake long-term projects targeted at women and children in
remote, often war-torn areas. They prioritize projects focusing on indigenous communities and communities
affected by conflict and political instability.

International Planned Parenthood Federation www.ippf.org/en
*A global non-governmental organization with the broad aims of promoting sexual and reproductive health, and
advocating the right of individuals to make their own choices in family planning. It was first formed in 1952 in
Bombay, India, and now consists of more than 149 Member Associations working in more than 189 countries. IPPF
is highly devolved, and is organized into six regions. Member Associations provide non-profit family planning
services, sexual health and abuse prevention training and education.

International SOS www.internationalsos.com
* Provides integrated medical, clinical, and security services to organisations with international operations. Services
include planning and preventative programs, in-country expertise, and emergency response. It has 6,000
employees, led by 900 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists and provides health and security support to
members in over 70 countries. International SOS has thirteen regional centres – in Beijing, Dubai, Jakarta,
Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Miami, Moscow, Paris, Philadelphia, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo – as well as a
network of alarm centres. The centres are staffed by physicians, operations managers, multilingual coordinators
and logistics support personnel.[2] Approximately 33 percent of the organisation's total workforce are medical

Ipswich-Beira Health Initiative www.ipswich-mozambique-health.org.uk
In 2000 specialists from Ipswich (UK) joined a steering group in Mozambique to examine the feasibility of providing
the second faculty of medicine in the country at the Catholic University of Mozambique in Beira, in order to increase
medical staff numbers in the Central and Northern provinces. This programme was and still remains precarious and
therefore the new Faculty and the Central Hospital in Beira welcomed the offer of a twinning arrangement with the
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust in the UK to fill gaps in the curriculum, to support the clinical training programme and
help to raise standards of care in the hospital.

Marie Stopes International www.mariestopes.org
* An International Non-Governmental Organisation working on Sexual and Reproductive Health with headquarters
in London, UK. Marie Stopes is a pro-choice organisation, and provides a variety of sexual and reproductive
healthcare services including advice, vasectomies, and abortions in the UK. MSI works in 42 countries worldwide.
The organisation operates through its own clinics (known as Marie Stopes Centres). In 2008 there were 560
centres. These included 5 in Bolivia, 9 in the UK, 10 in Australia, 25 in Kenya, 24 in South Africa, 48 in Pakistan and
over 100 in Bangladesh

Maternity Worldwide www.maternityworldwide.org
Maternity Worldwide provides assistance to the most disadvantaged pregnant women and girls. They are currently
concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa which has the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. They improve
access to hospitals with maternal care capacity, and establish new rural clinics where they are needed most. In the
UK, Maternity Worldwide works with a network of healthcare and charitable organisations to improve the situation
for the most disadvantaged pregnant women and girls through advocacy and policy initiatives.

Mind www.mind.org.uk
*Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local
authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental

Overseas Development Institute www.odi.org.uk
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is one of the leading independent think tanks on international
development and humanitarian issues. Based in London, its mission is "to inspire and inform policy and practice
which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in
developing countries." It does this by "locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and
policy-focused dissemination and debate."

Population Action International www.populationaction.org
* Uses research and advocacy to improve access to family planning and reproductive health care across the world
so women and families can prosper and live in balance with the earth. By ensuring couples are able to determine
the size of their families, poverty and the depletion of natural resources are reduced, improving the lives of millions
across the world.

Population Services International www.psi.org
* A leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health.
Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides
life-saving products, clinical services and Behavior Change Communication that empower the world's most
vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

Righttosight www.righttosight.com
To date Right to Sight has worked in 8 Africa countries with 20 partners to implement best practice methods for
different challenges in eye care provision. Right to Sight is a learning organisation which endeavours to share their
experiences throughout the sector. Right to Sight is working closely with Aravind (LAICO) and LV Prasad
consultancies to adapt eye care solutions developed in Indian to the African context.

RNIB www.rnib.org.uk

* RNIB provides support, information and advice for people affected by sight loss, as well as for eye health and
other professionals

Save the Children www.savethechildren.org.uk
* An international organization helping children in need around the world. It was established in the United Kingdom
in 1919. Separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of
improving the lives of children through education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as emergency
aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

SPW www.spw.org
* A youth-led development charity which specialises in training young people to act as peer educators and agents of
change in rural communities, to carry out effective long term interventions in health, particularly in preventing the
spread of HIV/AIDS, and also in resource management contexts. Uniquely SPW recruits around 85% of these
young volunteers from the huge untapped resource of educated young people in African and Asian countries.
SPW's main overseas volunteering programs are in Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa,India and Nepal

Terrence Higgins Trust www.tht.org.uk
*British charity that campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV. In particular, the charity aims to reduce
the spread of HIV and promote good sexual health (including safe sex); to provide services on a national and local
level to people with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV; and to campaign for greater public understanding of
the impact of HIV and AIDS.

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance www.aidsalliance.org
*The European Unions largest HIV/AIDS-focused development organisation. Established in 1993, their work
focuses on mobilising and strengthening communities so that they can respond to HIV/AIDS themselves.

UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development www.aidsconsortium.org.uk
*A coalition of more than 80 of the UK's leading international NGOs and HIV/AIDS groups. Members of the
consortium playing a leading part in the campaign include ActionAid, Unicef UK, Student Partnerships Worldwide
(as hosts of the Student Stop AIDS Campaign) and Oxfam. The coalition is campaigning to increase access to
prevention, treatment, care and support services for HIV and AIDS.

UN High Commission for Refugees www.unhcr.org

UNICEF UK www.unicef.org.uk
* Also known as the United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF, is one of 36 UNICEF National Committees based in
industrialised countries. The National Committees raise funds for the organisation's worldwide emergency and
development work. In 2007, UNICEF UK raised £41.3 million for UNICEF’s work with children worldwide. UNICEF
UK also advocates for lasting change for children. For example, it works to change government policies and
practices that are detrimental to children’s rights in the UK and internationally.

List complied June 2010

* - Summary text from wikipedia.org

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