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Kate Warren

United States

Kate is our resident expert on what it takes to advance your career in global development. She works closely with recruiters at top development organizations and has first-hand insight into the latest hiring trends in international development. Tune in to the Career Matters Blog each week as she shares her insider perspective.

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  • Working moms in international development

    Posted by Shana Montesol Johnson on 15 May 2012


    What are the challenges — and benefits — of being a working mom in international development? To celebrate Mother’s Day, I gathered answers to this question from aid workers who are also moms.   These professionals highlighted a variety of issues, including balancing one’s career with a spouse’s or with the needs of children, and raising children abroad.   It’s no surprise that travel is one of the most-often mentioned challenges for...

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    • Tags: foreign aid, humanitarian aid, working mothers, Shana Montesol Johnson, field work, NGO, Career Matters, family planning
    • Posted:05/15/2012 09:49:09 AM | Email | Permalink
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  • Recruiting matters

    Posted by Rolf Rosenkranz on 01 May 2012


    Recruiting and retaining a high-quality staff can be challenging. Understanding (and learning from!) the challenges recruiters face should therefore not just be a priority for human resources professionals, but for all job seekers.   That’s why Devex will explore common challenges aid groups and their recruiters face in a new series of articles — on everything from hiring innovators to hiring for hardship posts.   Our first story will be published in an upcoming edit...

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    • Tags: Career Matters, international jobs, humanitarian aid, foreign aid, international recruitment, capacity building, local hire, Recruiting Matters
    • Posted:05/01/2012 04:02:05 AM | Email | Permalink
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  • Staffing for innovation

    Posted by Delphine Barringer-Mills on 23 April 2012


    “If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It’s a process of innovation.” - Jerry Greenfield   Innovation? What is it, and how can we and our staff embody it?   For implementers of international development programs and their recruiters, responding to the demands of donor agencies to create and staff programs that hinge on innovation can seem like a daunting task, even though the private sector has bee...

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    • Tags: Land O’Lakes, Delphine Barringer-Mills, USAID, innovation, international jobs, humanitarian aid, foreign aid, health
    • Posted:04/23/2012 06:52:03 PM | Email | Permalink
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  • New online roster a gateway to UN field jobs

    Posted by Pierre Moreau-Péron on 16 April 2012


    Job seekers looking for a career with the United Nations can now benefit from an online recruitment and roster system at UNOPS.   As an operational arm of the United Nations, at UNOPS, we help our partners implement more than $1 billion worth of aid and development projects every year, often in challenging environments.   The Global Personnel Recruitment System has been designed and built in-house to streamline all recruitment, as well as to create a pool of ...

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    • Tags: UNOPS, UN System, United Nations, Pierre Moreau-Peron, Career Matters, humanitarian aid, foreign aid, Europe, Denmark, international jobs, field work, infrastructure, consulting, human resources, GPRS
    • Posted:04/16/2012 07:00:47 PM | Email | Permalink
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  • How to keep your networking momentum going

    Posted by Rolf Rosenkranz on 09 April 2012


    Last week, Devex hosted its 4th Annual Devex International Development Career Fair in Washington. It was our largest career fair to date, with 69 leading international development organizations exhibiting and more than 500 mid- to senior-level job seekers in attendance.   If you were able to attend, thank you; I hope you found the event insightful and helpful for your professional development.   If you weren’t able to make it to the U.S. capitol on April 2, though, donR...

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    • Tags: Devex, international development, career fair, Washington, foreign aid, humanitarian aid, NGO, international jobs
    • Posted:04/09/2012 10:11:49 PM | Email | Permalink
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