2015: Where are the global development jobs?

Rural farmers in Binga, northern Zimbabwe, welcome a program team into their village. Agriculture and rural development was identified by 38 percent of survey respondents as the sector in which there will be the most new hiring in 2015. Photo by: DFAT-Australian Aid / CC BY

An ongoing increase of project funding and private sector engagement in Africa means global development hiring on the fastest-growing continent won’t be slowing down this year. And as funders and implementers alike are putting more importance on measuring the results and impact of their work, the field of monitoring and evaluation has taken off.

These are just a few of the trends backed up in a recent Devex “Career Trends in 2015” survey.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.