Careers at CDD can take you around the world with programs in countries in Africa.

CDD’s success is a result of the passion, ingenuity, and commitment of our employees. Our staff  works with people across the globe to support and strengthen democratic institutions and practices – helping citizens to monitor their elections; training youth and women to take their first political steps; and assisting parliaments, political parties and civic organizations to instill more transparency and accountability in government.

We support in growing their knowledge and developing the skills to be leading international development professionals.

If you believe, as we do, in the indispensable role that democracy plays in improving social and economic well-being and safeguarding human rights, consider a career with CDD.


The Centre for Democracy and Development offers paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students — as well as young professionals — from diverse backgrounds who want to learn about national development focused on democracy , development and governance.

CDD provides young leaders with an opportunity to better understand how the Organization’s programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. Internships typically last for three to six months.


CDD recruits highly-skilled technical consultants to support our program needs.

These opportunities include short- and long-term assignments. CDD has an open call for consultants and uses this pool to search for technical experts as needed.

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CDD welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and employees. CDD makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at CDD.

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