A leaked survey from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade suggests that many former AusAID employees, in particular, remain disgruntled and anxious about the merging of the country's ministries for aid, trade and diplomacy.
The benefits of promoting a diverse team have become quite obvious to the development community as a whole, but just how to ensure an organization’s diversity — less so. There are, however, several best practices to help groups head in the right direction.
Where will the jobs be and who are international development employers looking for in 2015? Devex polled our network of global development employers to find out. Here are five important findings.
Employees of the former AusAID and the new DFAT-led aid agency are asking for voluntary redundancy packages after the merger. What are the details? We asked Australia’s foreign affairs ministry.
How will the Australian government's plan to cut 500 jobs from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade affect the country's aid portfolio in general and former AusAID staff in particular? We spoke to DFAT and insiders both for and against the layoffs.
Australian NGOs are urging the Abbott government to maintain a "stand-alone humanitarian division" in the currently revamped DFAT to maintain its relevance in regional disaster and humanitarian response. A network of local nonprofits tells us why this is crucial.
Skilled aid workers are needed to help establish lasting peace in fragile states. But jobs in this competitive field are tougher to break into than it might seem. Devex asked donors, implementers and recruiters what skills are in demand — and how to best build a career in peace building.
Australia's new aid paradigm focuses on performance benchmarks and a renewed focus on private sector engagement. What do private contractors think? We asked five of the top 10 DFAT partners.
Aside from again slashing the foreign budget, the Australian government also plans to lay off about 500 DFAT employees, including former AusAID staff. International aid groups based in the country tell us how this move could be detrimental in the long-run.
Australia’s aid program is generally good — but it needs to improve on aid effectiveness and high staff turnover is the most serious weakness in the current reform process, according to a new survey. What do you think?