NGO jobs are among the few jobs you can get and be satisfied that indeed you didn’t go to school for nothing. Having a job at any NGO will assure you of six figure salary and best working conditions. But it’s not easy to get a job in the sector.
The best time to land a job at NGO is when you are seeking internship. As a student, you should apply for internship and never expect to be paid anything. The best way to do this is by stating that you want to volunteer. The management will be aware you want to provide free services and at the end offer you a job if indeed your services please them.
Most NGOs require unique skills. As a student you should know which course can land you a job in a big NGO.Some of the best courses that NGO require skills from include:
- International Relations
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- PR and Communication
- HIV and Social Work
- Political Science
- Criminology and Security.
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Information Science
- Information Technology
- Land Economics
- Environmental Science
- Water Resource Management
If you know you are pursuing any of the courses above, chances of securing a job at an NGO are very high.
Another way-which is common-of getting a job at NGO is knowing someone who work there. Sometimes they say education may lead you nowhere unless you have connections. It is very important to talk to people who are working at NGOs to get information on how they recruit people. Sometimes NGOs don’t advertise jobs, so having such important information will give you an upper hand over other job seekers.
Although there is high competition on advertised jobs, you can try your luck. Visit various blogs that advertise United Nations and NGO jobs, you might be lucky.