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Good overall organization, may be harder to get in upper levels if not Ismaili

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Aga Khan Development Network

Pros

Really wide portfolio of development issues; great career exposure
One of the more reliable international development organizations in its countries of operation

Cons

For non-Ismailis, it can be hard to be promoted to top positions.
Highest management, often Ismailis (the equivalent of a "political appointee") may not have management experience at all.
Grant chasing happens because His Highness funds are decreasing year by year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management should speak local languages and respect local staff equally to expatriate staff

Other Reviews for Aga Khan Development Network

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    Assistant Program Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Aga Khan Development Network

    Pros

    Feel good about your work

    Cons

    Travel all the time. Personal life limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more professional development opportunities, a clearer ladder for success for staff

    Recommends
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    Great organisation with a commitment to social and economic development

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aga Khan Development Network

    Pros

    Great people. Incredible network of organisations

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic and not as innovative as it could be.

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