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NGO Recruit

NGO Recruit is the continent's first black-owned and managed recruitment agency with a focus on the non-profit and sustainable development sector. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive and unique understanding, knowledge and experience of the development sector.

Partnering with us means we become your strategic advisor. We promote your brand, market, convert, persuade and sell the role to top candidates!

We've placed leaders (in Africa and Europe) into senior-management positions (country directors, chief financial officers, operational directors, heads of communication, MERL advisors, analysts, programme managers, etc.) within innovative organizations tackling poverty, financial inclusion, the protection of vulnerable groups, environmental sustainability, quality education for all, and many more present-day global challenges. Our clients believe change is possible and so do we.

Making use of new technologies and our strategically located offices in Cape Town and The Hague enables us to serve a large network of clients and candidates.

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Our story

Dela Atubra

Dela is founder and Managing Director of NGO Recruit.

Although an attorney by training (backed with a career in the private and international development sector), her passion and eagerness to promote strong leadership in the development sector led her to launch NGO Recruit.

Dela’s combination of corporate sector experience coupled with her experience working within civil society and donor-funding organizations gives her a comprehensive understanding of the sector and places her at an advantage in her dealings with stakeholders.

Dela holds an LLB and a Master’s Degree in Law and Political Justice (Birkbeck University of London) and is based in both Cape Town and The Hague.

Your success matters to me...and because I care about YOUR organisation's mission and want you to thrive, I will do all I can to find YOU the best talent there is.


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Meaningful relationships

Driven by passion, professionalism and powerful leadership, NGO Recruit strives to form meaningful relationships with stakeholders in the social impact and development space in an effort to enhance the overall performance and success of the sector.

We foster partnerships between the sector's top-talents and international organizations implementing sustainable development programmes in Africa and Europe.

One thing we have in common with our stakeholders (clients and candidates) is passion for the sector.

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What our clients say

  • “What an honour to work with a team that has all the bells and whistles of what one is looking for from a recruitment partner. You know and understand the sectoral dynamics really well! I will recommend NGO Recruit based on your level of efficiency and professionalism.” - DG Murray Trust, Strategic Operations Director
  • "All in all, it was a real pleasure collaborating on this recruitment. For the first time in a long time, we’ve worked with a recruiter who we feel just gets us." - Nonviolent Peaceforce, Global Head of People, Culture & HR
  • "We are absolutely delighted with the appointment – thank you also very much for excellent service throughout. We will certainly be in touch with future staffing requirements – it has been a brilliant experience working with you." - One Child One Family HHCSA, Country Director 
  • We worked with NGO Recruit for the first time after we couldn't find a suitable candidate to fill a position through other avenues. We were very pleased with the professionalism, speed and quality of their services. - Joy Olivier (CEO)
  • On behalf of the Africa Constituency Bureau, I would like to thank NGO Recruit for the excellent work in supporting the recruitment of the Policy Analyst and Communications Specialist. Thank you for an excellent job - quick and efficient throughout the whole process. Keep up the high standard. - Dr. Fred Muwanga (Managing Director)
  • It was a great experience engaging with NGO Recruit. Understanding a person and an organisation goes beyond reading a CV and an organisational profile. It is about digging a bit deeper and understanding the sector. - Pooven Moodley (Executive Director)
  • NGO Recruit Africa are well detailed professionals who delivered the best results for me. - Tonderai Mazingaizo (Director of Finance and Operations)
  • I have the best memories of NGO Recruit Africa and how we got in touch. - Armelle Nyobe (Communications Specialist)
  • NGO Recruit Africa offers the best recruitment services in the sector! - Shade Ladipo (Country Director)
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Promote inclusion, diversity and gender equity

Both Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a large extent inform NGO Recruit’s ethos and ideology, guiding all company decisions, interactions and practices.

In line with government socio-economic development agenda, our mandate is to promote inclusion, diversity and gender equity in the workplace.


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