CARANA employs a diverse and professional headquarters team that provides technical management, corporate support, and project oversight to our many international projects and develops new initiatives for our firm. We offer multiple career options; a dynamic, collegial, professional workplace; and an environment where the challenges are always interesting and the opportunities stimulating. We recruit the best and brightest from leading graduate and undergraduate programs and from successful careers in industry—providing opportunities to work with exceptional peers on leading projects. Our home office is located in Arlington, Virginia (easily accessible by the Ballston metro station), and CARANA staff often have the opportunity to travel to the many countries where we work.

For 30 years, we have worked to bring sustainable change that promotes and advances progress in emerging countries and markets. CARANA staff helps better the lives of others abroad and at home. We seek partners in this endeavor who yearn to be a part of an environment that values and promotes innovation, thought leadership, and professional and technical expertise.

U.S.-based Employee Benefits

CARANA's ability to attract, motivate, and retain exemplary talent is key to our success. We provide a variety of programs and benefits to help you balance the demands of work and your life outside the office. Benefits comprise an important component of overall compensation, adding a substantial amount to the total value of a compensation package.

Our comprehensive benefits program for staff and their dependents based in the home office covers all of the important basics including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurances; prescription drug coverage; and a 401(k) retirement plan with a company contribution. We also provide a flexible spending plan for unreimbursed medical care and a dependent care credit plan. Our home office employees benefit from a monthly commuting allowance. Employees also receive a generous amount of time off for vacation, sick, personal, and holiday leave. CARANA is also proud to be partially employee-owned through a generous ESOP program.

We strongly believe in career and professional development and encourage staff to seek opportunities to enrich their interests and work. Our employees may also receive tuition reimbursement and will have access to a comprehensive internal professional development program from internal technical experts and outside consultants. We offer wellness options including an onsite gym, flu shots, and discounts to local health clubs.

The benefits listed above are applicable to employees based in our home office. For employees based in our international project offices, we offer attractive benefit options based on what is available and required within the specific country and market context, and in accordance with the contract.


CARANA Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. We emphasize this ideal by recruiting, hiring, and retaining the most qualified people and allowing them to reach their full potential. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition as defined under state law, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Corporate Culture

We celebrate team successes, encourage our employees to get to know one another, and foster a sense of camaraderie by hosting numerous in-house and off-site events. We want the time spent at work to be enjoyable and fulfilling.

CARANA's executive team and senior-level staff maintain an open-door policy and actively work to promote a culture that fosters innovative ideas and collaboration. Our employees participate on cross-departmental and regional work teams to support our programs and projects. We are a company with rich, wide-ranging, and rewarding opportunities for new recruits to learn, gain experience, and advance.

We also offer a business casual dress environment and are committed to using environmentally-friendly business practices to achieve our goals and to do our part to minimize our negative impact on the environment.

If you would like to work for an exceptional international development economic consulting firm that sets the standard for excellence and development impact, we invite you to learn more about career opportunities at CARANA Corporation on the following pages.

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