Webinar: Your guide to development hiring

Planning for the postgraduate job hunt? In this webinar, Kate Warren, executive vice president at Devex, shares her insights on the global development employment landscape, including how to strategize your job search and better your chances of employment upon graduation.

When looking for jobs and career growth opportunities in the sector, including the latest hiring trends, Warren’s top piece of advice is to “follow the money.” A lot of development work — programs and projects — are funded by outside donors, explained Warren.

Consulting has its perks — a flexible working schedule, the ability to focus on topic or regions you are passionate about, and the opportunity to work with different clients and donors. However, working as an independent consultant can be challenging, particularly when you are just starting out and trying to establish yourself in what is already a competitive market.