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We offer candidates a complete experience

Are you a development sector professional or someone who wants to work in the dynamic and fulfilling world of development? If your answer is yes then we are the right agency for you.

We pride ourselves on the phenomenal service that we offer candidates. We consider every application that comes our way and communicate with every applicant on the success of their submission. Every candidate who submits a biosummary form and has skills appropriate to the development sector is added to our database.


Join our database

If you are a new candidate and would like us to place you on our database, please send your CV and a completed biosummary form to Candidates already on our database can send updated CVs to

*Please send all documents in MS Word format. 

Apply for a job

To apply for a specific job please email your CV, a motivation letter and a completed biosummary form to the address on the job advert. All our current available jobs are listed on our Vacancies page




Motivation Letter


Completed Biosummary Form

Tips for candidates

Good candidates know how to put their best foot forward in their applications, whether in their letters of motivation or their first interview. Find below some documents we have prepared to assist our candidates in making sure your application best reflects your unique skills and experience.


Motivation letter writing

A good motivation letter is probably even more important than your CV. This is the first document that the prospective employer reads about you and it is on the basis of this letter that they will go on to look at your CV.


CV preparation

Your CV is your passport to your journey through your career – you can use it to give prospective employers a real sense of who you are and what you bring, so it is worth spending some time getting it right.


Interview performance

An interview is a valuable opportunity. By following our basic tips and preparing yourself as fully as possible, you can make sure to make the best of the opportunity. 

Action Appointments has been placing staff in a wide variety of development sector organisations for the past two and a half decades and joining our database should be an essential step in your career as a development professional.

Once you join our database you are with us for life – we won’t take you off unless you ask us to.

Some of our candidates have been with us for 20 years and we have helped them grow their careers, placing them in different organisations in progressively more senior posts. To progress in your career in development – send us your CV and a completed biosummary form and you will become a member of the continuously growing Action Appointments network. 

Once you are on our database we will easily be able to locate you in our search for candidates for our exciting vacancies. We will contact you and if you are interested we will invite you to apply. If you’re happy in your current post that’s fine – you will hear from us again when the next suitable vacancy comes up.

You can let us know when you are actively looking but do also keep an eye on our Vacancies page where we post most of our current jobs. Make sure to keep us in the loop if your contact details change and please send us your updated CV from time to time so that we can keep your records up-to-date.


See what some of our candidates say about us

Rebotile Matoane

aRe Bapaleng Programme Lead
Seriti Institute

"My heartfelt gratitude to Tracy for holding my hand through out the recruitment process. I especially appreciate the open communication that she maintained with me. The constant well-wishes before my interviews were also heart-warming. I wish Tracy and her team continued growth and success in this important work they do."

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