Land your next job in international development, humanitarian action or the non-profit sector

 A powerful and purposeful CV can be the difference between getting that chance or another rejection

Welcome to my CV writing services

When I write or transform a CV, I believe in that person's talent and authenticity to save lives, improve society or protect our planet. This belief drives me to help them move onwards and upwards.

I craft their CVs so they get noticed and shortlisted for the purposeful jobs they want. Want me to do the same for you?

CV Writer Humanitarian Development UN NGOs

Sally Johnson, CV Writer
Customising CVs for international aid, development and non-profit job seekers 

Let target recruiters see your seconds

CV Makeover

A touch-up to make your CV look professional.


  • Accurate spelling and grammar
  • Layout suitable for applicant tracking systems
  • Advice for improvements
  • Turnaround 2 working days

A CV Makeover is not a CV rewrite. Please check my other CV writing services if you need a CV with greater impact.

CV High Impact

The CV you need to increase your chances of getting shortlisted.

€195 - €275

  • Focused and quality CV
  • Optimised for keywords and applicant tracking systems
  • Personal service
  • PDF, Word and ASCII formats
  • Revisions until you are happy
  • 1st draft in 3-4 working days

Best for responding to published job adverts, registering with recruitment agencies, and online job boards.

CV Ultimate Impact

A bespoke CV to impress your network and referrals.

€325 - €415

  • Unique design and layout
  • Focused and quality CV
  • Optimised for keywords and applicant tracking systems
  • Personal service
  • Graphic and plain CVs in PDF, Word and ASCII formats
  • Template for a cover letter using the same unique design
  • Revisions until you are happy
  • 1st draft in 5-7 working days

Best for job hunting in both worlds: impressing your contacts and responding to job adverts.


I had been job hunting for several months and was feeling a bit lost sending application after application with no response. Sally helped me to revolutionise my CV, highlighting my core skills and main achievements in a way I hadn't been able to do so. Her attention to detail and vast knowledge of the development field meant the end result was far better than I had imagined. Plus, after working together, I realized the specific area I wanted to continue working in and am now focusing my job search only in that area.

Syona, UN Gender Specialist and Programme Manager

Open the gate with a smart cover letter

Cover letters can be optional these days, but it's always good practice to send one. Not only is a cover letter your chance to present yourself as the solution to a recruiter's needs, it's also your ticket to them reading your CV.

I don't offer to write cover letters from scratch because I believe they should show off individual personality, passion and potential. Instead, I help you feel confident about sending or uploading your cover letter by checking that it's smartly written and free of errors.

Cover Letter Review & Polish

1) Draft cover letter review

Feedback on content and style | Recommendations for improvement | Turnaround 1-2 working days

2) Cover letter polish

Minor editing adjustments | Correction of language errors
Turnaround 1-2 working days


9 tips for a winning cover letter

  1. Address your cover letter to a person - get a name if you can
  2. Show you know your target employer and that you can help them fulfil their needs
  3. Explain in just one sentence who you are and what you have to offer - do not repeat your CV
  4. Describe 3 major accomplishments (with statistics if possible) that align with the position you're targeting
  5. Include a short paragraph about your values, motivations and/or qualities, e.g. management style
  6. Round up your cover letter and invite a conversation
  7. Try to keep under 350 words - this helps applicant tracking systems
  8. Factor in any cultural norms or organisational requirements, e.g. paper size, address or spelling
  9. Send your letter as a PDF

How it works

Order CV Rewrite OWS
1 - We get started

Once you have placed your order and paid, you will receive an email confirmation and a request for the latest version of your CV and/or cover letter. I can now build a picture of you and the task ahead.

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2 - I learn about you

Together we delve deeper into your background and job-hunting goals, either via an email exchange or one or more phone/Skype interviews, depending on needs and your preferences.

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3 - I draft and revise

I get to work on your CV and/or cover letter. When ready, you will receive a new version and an invitation to give feedback. I will make revisions until you are delighted and certain that it meets your needs.

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4 - You feel confident

You approve the CV and/or cover letter and I email you final copies in the promised formats. You start or continue your job search with new-found confidence, energy and focus.

CV Writer UN NGO Humanitarian Development OWS


  • 15 years' field and headquarters experience with UN agencies and international NGOs - I understand the language and dynamics
  • Experienced in recruitment - I have managed teams, hired over 50 staff and assisted organisational restructuring
  • Certificate in Effective CV and Cover Letter Writing Skills
  • Certified Professional Technical Communicator by the European Association for Technical Communication (tekom Europe e.V.)
  • Member of Society of English-language professionals in the Netherlands (SENSE)
  • Native English
I have been working in and out of the international development industry for the last ten years on different assignments each time, and after finishing my latest project I needed help in making all of my work experience relevant to my future job applications. Sally did a great job at taking out the best   experience, making sure everything fitted together, while emphasising my key strengths and expert knowledge.

Andrew, Public-Private Partnerships Consultant

Sally helped me redefine my CV by rewriting it from scratch. The most significant improvements have been the simplification of the layout – that now has a professional and minimalist look (that I like) – and more convincing writing.

Elena, NGO Programme Officer

I truly appreciated the time and effort that Sally took to work on my CV and cover letter. She took the time to understand my experiences and career wishes, translating them into well-written and stylish final documents. As a result, I now have an outstanding CV and cover letter which reflect me, and with which I feel confident applying to jobs.

Claire, International Security Analyst

Personal Promise

It's important to me that you are totally satisfied with the CV I write for you. If it doesn't hit the right notes, I'll revise your CV until it does and you're happy.

I can't guarantee you any interviews, unfortunately, but with smart writing and layout, your chances are surely set to improve.

Company information

Company name: Omnia Writing Services
Reg. no.: 68494718 (The Netherlands)

Get in touch

Phone: +31 30 237 8017

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