International organizations can provide some assistance in developing countries when it comes to finding GIS jobs. Simply put: everyone needs maps. All organizations included on the list below have GIS/mapping needs to further their purposes (either currently or in the past few years) in various parts of the world. Having staff that not only know GIS but also know about local culture, environment, language, or politics provide a massive benefit. Possessing these skills allow the international organizations to move their plans forward with much greater speed. As a result, they’ll reach their goals of helping the environment or the people they’re trying to assist more quickly.
As with most employment opportunities around the world, networking is necessary. Acquiring a job with one of the organizations below is not easy in certain cases, but it’s still possible. Here are a few bits of advice when exploring the given options:
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