Striking out as an independent consultant requires constant planning and networking. Find out how one experienced consultant frames conversations that eventually lead to contracts.
Close to a quarter of the World Bank’s 16,000-strong workforce is comprised of consultants. In this video interview, Roberto Amorosino, the bank's senior recruitment manager, explains the current breakdown of these contracts — and how to get one.
The project-based nature of development work and the frequent need for specific, short-term technical expertise make this sector ripe for a thriving consultant base. If you’re considering leaving a steady paycheck for the life of a consultant, here are four tips both recruiters and seasoned consultants advise.
In the world of consulting, it’s all about who you know and who’s recommending the work you’re doing. In this video, RTI Global Health Recruiter Kate Wood offers tips for consultants to get noticed.
A knack for bringing a new perspective to an assignment can serve as an “in” even for those without prior development experience. Still, succeeding in the competitive environment of consulting requires drive and persistence. Here are six steps to get started.
Myanmar, a country in transition, can be an unfamiliar environment to navigate for aid workers and consultants. Cesar Umali Jr., who was part of the first World Bank project in Myanmar in 25 years, shared a few takeaways from his experience working in development's new frontier.
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact unveiled this week a new report that slammed DfID for weak understanding of corruption and lack of a systematic approach to tackling it. We discussed the findings with a commissioner at the U.K. aid watchdog.
An ongoing dispute between the Philippine government tax agency and local staff working at ADB has raised questions about tax rules of multilateral development institutions. Devex examines the legal underpinning for taxation and the policy differences between a few leading multilateral donor agencies.