Placements With Language Requirements

Below is a list of countries where Kiva has (or will likely have) partnerships with Field Partners. In most cases, fellows work at the partner’s head office, however, fellows will often visit branch offices. Cities listed below are some locations where Kiva Fellows have gone in the past, to give you some idea of where you’d be likely to go in a given country.  Future placements may take place in cities other than those listed.  Please note that for placements with a language requirement, you must be highly proficient to fluent in the language (your language skill level will be assessed during the interview process).

If you do not speak any of the languages below with a high degree of proficiency, please explore Kiva’s Anglophone portfolio.

Languages:

Arabic

Locations in the Middle East and Northern Africa

  • Iraq: Beirut (please note that our Iraqi Field Partner’s head office is located in Beirut, and fellows will not be based in Iraq)
  • Jordan: Amman
  • Lebanon: Beirut
  • Palestine: Ramallah
  • South Sudan: Juba (Juba Arabic preferred, please do extensive research about on-the-ground realities before listing this location)

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Armenian

  • Armenia: Yerevan

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Bahasa Indonesian

  • Indonesia: Bali, Jakarta, West Timor
  • East Timor: Dili

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Dari or Pashto

  • Afghanistan: Kabul (Please do extensive research about on-the-ground realities before listing this location)

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Dutch

  • Suriname: Nieuw Nickerie

French

Locations in West Africa and the Caribbean

  • Benin: Cotonou
  • Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou
  • Burundi: Bujumbura (Please do extensive research about on-the-ground realities before listing this location)
  • Cameroon: Bamenda, Yaoundé
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kinshasa, Goma (Please do extensive research about on-the-ground realities before listing these locations)
  • Haiti (position based in the Dominican Republic, Spanish fluency also required)
  • Madagascar: Antananarivo, Antsirabe
  • Mali: Bamako
  • Republic of Congo: Brazzaville
  • Rwanda: Kigali
  • Senegal: Dakar, Thiès, Mbour, Yoff
  • Togo: Lomé, Kpalimé

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Hindi

  • India: Odisha/Orissa

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Khmer

  • Cambodia: Phnom Penh

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Mandarin

  • China: Beijing

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Mongolian

  • Mongolia: Ulaan Baatar

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Nepali

  • Nepal: Kathmandu

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Portuguese

  • Brazil: Sorocaba (Sao Paulo)
  • Mozambique: Maputo

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Russian

Locations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  • Armenia: Yerevan (Armenian preferred)
  • Azerbaijan: Baku (Azerbaijani preferred)
  • Georgia:  Tbilisi (Russian preferred)
  • Kyrgyz Republic: Bishkek (Kyrgyz preferred)
  • Mongolia: Ulaan Baatar (Mongolian preferred)
  • Tajikistan: Dushanbe, Khujand (Tajik preferred)
  • Ukraine: Kiev (Ukrainian preferred)

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Spanish

Locations in the Americas

  • Belize: Punta Gorda
  • Bolivia: La Paz
  • Chile: Santiago
  • Colombia: Medellín, Barranquilla, Bogota
  • Costa Rica: San Jose, San Carlos
  • Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo
  • El Salvador: San Salvador, San Miguel
  • Ecuador: Quito, Guayaquil, San José de Chimbo
  • Honduras: Tegucigalpa, Juticalpa, Siguatepeque
  • Guatemala: Guatemala City, Totonicapan, Solola, Panajachel
  • Mexico: Mexico City, Nuevo Laredo, Huatusco
  • Nicaragua: Managua, Leon
  • Paraguay: Asuncion
  • Peru: Lima, Cusco, Ica
  • United States: New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, San Antonio, Detroit, Dallas, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Little Rock, St. Louis, Denver, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, other locations TBD

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Swahili

Locations in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Kenya: Nairobi, Bungoma, Mombasa
  • Rwanda: Kigali (Kinyarwandan preferred)
  • Tanzania: Dar es Salaam
  • Uganda: Kampala, Fort Portal

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Tagalog or Cebuano

  • Philippines: Manila, Mindanao, Cabanatuan City

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Turkish

  • Turkey: Istanbul

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Urdu

  • Pakistan: Lahore (Please do extensive research about on-the-ground realities before listing this location)

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Vietnamese

  • Vietnam: Hanoi, Thanh Hoa

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