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Solving Problems on a Global Scale

Are you interested in using your domain expertise and abundant skills to help solve global problems?  If so, there is a wide range of rewarding and challenging jobs available.

International career opportunities for PhDs have traditionally been located within NGOs, multilateral organization and multinational corporations. But today we can add to this list an increasing number small and medium sized ventures, social entrepreneurship start-ups, investment funds putting private capital to work across emerging markets, corporate social impact initiatives, consulting careers and private-public sector partnerships.

These careers and jobs extend across many disciplines and given the complexity of the problems we face on this planet, require many different approaches and skill profiles.  To get you started we have highlighted below a number of representative positions from global health to food security, Africa trade, water stewardship, infectious disease and many other fields–all looking for strong research, communication and project management acumen.

The world is waiting.


Foreign Service Financial Management Officer, USAID

Strategic Communications Manager, Africa Trade and Investment Program, Palladium

Pre-Post Doctoral Fellow, Evidence and Learning, International Republican Institute

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, IREX

Manager, Research, Clean Cooking Alliance, United Nations

Senior Advisor, Population Reference Bureau

Senior Health Finance Advisor, University Research Co., LLC


Program Officer, Corporate Water Stewardship, World Wildlife Fund

Clinical Research Associate, Global Health, FHI 360

RTI International, Infectious Disease Modeler

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For access to more jobs as well as archived and searchable opportunities, visit our SmartJobs page. Note: SmartJobs access requires a university affiliation. User-generated jobs are open to all members and can be accessed here.

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