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Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

A fabulous career choice

Practical Action is powered by some of the smartest minds in the development world, backed up by skilled professionals in every area of our organisation.

When new staff members join any of our teams anywhere, it doesn’t take long for them to realise that they are part of a global effort of passionate people committed to making the world work better for everyone. And a short while later, they discover that we’re doing exactly that. It’s a great feeling.

We want every one of our team members to be able to make their greatest contribution to our collective effort. So we organise our working practices, working hours, workplace environments, support systems and professional development opportunities with that goal in mind.

Highly respected in the development world, Practical Action has been at the forefront of development thinking and practice for over 50 years. Our work regularly receives awards and recognition for innovation, collaboration and, most importantly, results – as measured by lasting change in people’s lives and livelihoods.

Put simply, to join Practical Action is to join one of the world’s most innovative and influential development teams. Go for it!

We came top in the Employee Engagement Awards Polls

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Meet the people making change happen

We believe our team is one of the best in the world – overflowing with talent, passion, expertise and commitment. Together we’re helping people to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges.

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