In this first installment of Ask Devex — a regular advice column where we answer our community's toughest career questions — a reader wonders: do I need to obtain a medical degree to pursue a career in global health? Read Kate Warren's response and offer your advice in the comments.
As a development professional, your career decisions have the potential to change entire communities and the world. That is where we’d like to help. Starting next week, Kate Warren will be hosting Ask Devex, a regular column where she answers real career questions from our community. Read on to learn what to expect and how to submit your questions.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Young Professionals Program hires new professionals every other year. For the 2015 cycle, the program received roughly 7,000 applications for 19 assignments. Devex spoke with the OECD YPP coordinators to find out who is eligible, how candidates are chosen, and tips for standing out in the process.
For more than half a century, the World Bank has been recruiting and training its future leaders through its Young Professionals Program. We spoke with the head of talent acquisition for the bank's youth programs to find out who is eligible, how to stand out in the application process and what to expect in the program.
The global refugee crisis has generated a need for development professionals and practitioners poised to respond to the diverse needs of IDPs and refugees, wherever they are in the world. Devex takes a closer look at what it takes to build a successful career around global migration issues.
The persistent perceived notion about working in global development is that it means earning a low income. But is that the case for engineers? From international NGOs to development consulting firms to multilateral aid agencies, see what some actual global development engineers make.
In international development, engineering roles can range from overseeing a bridge construction project in a post-conflict country to designing an innovative solution to a water and sanitation challenge. Read on to find out who hires engineering, trends impacting career opportunities and advice from industry veterans.