A Stepping-Stone to a Career in International Development

In partnership with selected international charities, JOA offers a Programme Associate placement to Jersey residents. This one-year, fully-paid position is intended to give someone the opportunity to launch a career in international development. Through stints in JOA and the UK office of an international NGO, culminating in a six-month field placement, the goal is to equip the successful candidate with the skills and experience necessary to enable them to take frontline roles with international relief and development organisations.

Over time, the goal is to build up a cadre of Jersey-connected development professionals working for different agencies around the world. As well as being a life-changing launchpad for several fortunate individuals, this will help translate the huge support for charity and philanthropy on our Island into concrete assistance for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Opportunities to apply will be announced in the Jersey press each year and published under our Jobs section.

The experiences of previous Programme Associates can be found in their blogs, set out below.

Sam Houiellebecq

Send a Cow 2022/23

Harriet Hall

HelpAge 2021/22

Doug Statt

Send a Cow 2020/2021

Faye Coggins

HelpAge 2019/2020

Becki Curtis

Practical Action 2018/2019

Lauren Midgley

HelpAge 2018/2019