Frequently Asked Questions


How to use this system?

What type of vacancies are posted on the site?

How often are new positions advertised on the site?

Can I apply by post?

How will I benefit by registering my details?

How long will it take me to register or apply for a position?

Can I upload a motivation letter?

Who has access to my data once I've registered?

How long will it take to process my application?

How will you get in touch with me?

The e-mail you sent doesn't appear correctly in my e-mail account. What can I do?


How to use the system?
You can either browse the AKDN Career Centre to review current vacancies or create your own profile within the active AKDN profile database.

To review current vacancies
You can make a selection of current openings by the following means
- Select a region by clicking on the drop-down from the regions box
- Select one of our sectors of activity
- Select openings by AKDN agency

From the search results page you can review vacancy descriptions in greater detail

You can filter your position selection by any of the following criterion:
-Job title
-Location
-Agency
-Deadline

Once you have reviewed the vacancy description you can either apply for the position, add this vacancy to your selection or e-mail the description to a friend. To create or update your own profile, click on the link.

What type of vacancies are posted on the site?
A range of AKDN employment openings will be posted on this site. Some vacancies may not be posted, if you do not see an opening that corresponds to your experience please create your own profile, we shall contact you should a suitable vacancy arise.

How often are new positions advertised on the site?
New vacancies are advertised on the site on a regular basis. It is worth visiting the site frequently to make sure that you don't miss out on any new opportunities.

Can I apply by post?
Unfortunately we cannot accept postal applications.

How will I benefit by registering my details?
By registering with us, you will be able to apply for vacancies without having to enter your details each time. You will also be able to maintain and update your details whenever you want, and save previous searches so you can access them quickly. Registration also allows our managers to search the database and potentially match you with any suitable roles. You will then be contacted and notified of the vacancy.

How long will it take me to register or apply for a vacancy?
The registration process should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The more information you provide the easier it will be to match your details to suitable vacancies, so please take the time to ensure it is as accurate and full as possible. If you're applying for a vacancy, set aside around 25 minutes. This will allow you to complete the covering letter and answer specific questions about the vacancy.

Can I upload a motivation letter?
You are encouraged to include a motivation letter with your application. Please upload this in the text box provided.

Who has access to my data once I have registered?
Your details will only be seen by AKDN recruiters and the line manager responsible for the specific vacancy you have applied for.

How long will it take to process my application?
Generally speaking, you will hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date. If anything happens which is likely to hold up the recruitment process, we shall endeavor to let you know as soon as possible.

How will you get in touch with me?
If you have applied on-line and have included your e-mail address, we will contact you via e-mail. Please ensure the e-mail address you provide is accurate and is one you access regularly.

The e-mail you sent doesn't appear correctly in my e-mail account. What can I do?
Because different e-mail providers use different screen widths, the information we send you may look odd, as though it has not been correctly formatted. If this is the case, we suggest changing the settings in your e-mail account.

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