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DFID Reviews

Updated 5 Sep 2019

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DFID CEO Justine Greening
Justine Greening
20 Ratings
  1. "Excellent"

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    I worked at DFID

    Pros

    Result driven & very focused

    Cons

    Short contract duration for employees

    Advice to Management

    Have a longer term horizon

    DFID2019-09-05
  2. "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Officer in Kinshasa

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Brilliant mission and work environment excellent

    Cons

    More needs to be done to have staff at front line

    Advice to Management

    Continue

    DFID2019-07-25
  3. "Looking for job in Monitoring and Evaluation"

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    Current Employee - Evaluation Manager 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Excellent opportunity to contribute in Official Development Assistance fund

    Cons

    - Less opportunity for creativity

    Advice to Management

    - Promote creativity to accelerate impact

    DFID2019-06-17
  4. "Programme Manager experience - London and overseas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits for seniority, particularly overseas

    Cons

    - Being a 'civil servant' makes the work somewhat different than working for a humanitarian agency - Bureaucratic

    DFID2019-05-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "2 years in DFID"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, part time working and job shares

    Cons

    Internal transfers difficult, inexperienced line managers.

    Advice to Management

    Line managers need to be sufficiently trained and experienced. Kids straight out of uni should not be managing experienced members of staff regardless of them being in the grade above.

    DFID2019-04-20
  6. "good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Governance Policy Advisor in Islamabad, Islamabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work life balance career opportunities multi cultural

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Biased Hiring practices Not open to change

    Advice to Management

    increase learning opportunities

    DFID2019-02-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Programme Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Very good learning environment which helps a lot to develop.

    Cons

    Everything is good but very challenging to get this job.

    DFID2018-09-03
  8. "Governance Adviser"

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    Current Employee - Governance Adviser in Nayapyangyi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Share my working experience in very low income and complex country like Myanmar. Learn best practices from well developed country like Canada.

    Cons

    High opportunity cost. Cultural diversity. Fitting to System of management, Language limitation.

    Advice to Management

    Open spare for those who could contribute to their country more better after applying their experience and fit practices from Canada

    DFID2018-08-14
  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in London, CA

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary people location learning opportunities

    Cons

    Salary range not ok when in hq

    DFID2018-08-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Economic Adviser in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    superlative job satisfaction and work-life balance

    Cons

    salary less than average in the industry

    DFID2018-07-21
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