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People with passion

IESC brings together talented, dedicated people who are committed to private sector solutions to global development problems. Together, our collaborative team implements programs that that have real impact around the world.
We are able to achieve mission for one reason: our people.

Be part of a legacy

Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC) is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that catalyzes private sector growth and creates economic opportunity for people and communities across the economically developing world. Since our founding in 1964, we have delivered lasting solutions across 139 countries.

IESC is a valued partner to people and communities throughout the economically developing world. We share proven business skills and experience with entrepreneurs, jobseekers, businesses, farmers, cooperatives, and governments. We also offer resources—human, technological, financial—that sustainably build capacity and empower communities. Our long legacy of strengthening developing economies is matched by our vision for the next generation: a world with economic opportunity for all, where people and communities thrive.

Join a Team that values talent

IESC is dedicated to attracting and retaining talent.  When you join IESC, you become a part of a dynamic team that helps create economic opportunities for people and communities across the developing world.  With over 250 staff worldwide, we welcome employees at all stages of their careers, whether you are just beginning in the workforce or a senior professional.

We hire full- and part-time positions in our Washington, DC, home office and international offices.  Please visit our careers site to see our current openings. You will also find current openings for internships, consultancies, and volunteer assignments.

IESC’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accommodation

Our organization is committed to promoting an inclusive workplace that values every individual and their diverse backgrounds and experiences.

IESC’s employee-led diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) committee guides IESC’s efforts to become an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. The committee creates strategic accountability for DEIA related results, provides governance and oversight on DEIA efforts, and promotes organization-wide communication on progress.

IESC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce in which all applicants and employees receive equal treatment regardless of their personal characteristics. IESC is committed to providing employment opportunities for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations with the application process. Please email with subject line “Application Accommodation Request” or call 202-589-2600. Only applicant accommodation request calls will be accepted.

IESC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

IESC’s Benefits

U.S. Based Positions

  • Group medical insurance (IESC pays 85% of employee premiums, including family premiums)
  • Employer paid dental and vision insurance
  • IESC 401(k) plan, with a generous employer contribution and match.
  • Employer paid Short-term and Long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • Vacation, sick, holiday and volunteer time-off leave
  • Paid Family leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness benefit
  • Public Transportation pre-tax benefit
  • Commuter subsidy benefit
  • Hybrid work environment

International Positions (Expats and Third Country Nationals*)

  • Medical and dental group insurance,
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account, for U.S. Citizen or permanent resident employees of IESC only
  • IESC 401(k) plan, for U.S. Citizen or permanent resident employees of IESC only, with a generous employer contribution and match.
  • Vacation, sick and holiday leave
  • Home leave or rest and recuperation travel
  • Living Quarters Allowance
  • Shipment of personal effects
  • Travel to and from post

*Allowances may require funder approvals

Local Country Office positions

  • Benefits are generally based on local country labor laws
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