5 tips for independent consultants on contract negotiation

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Contract negotiations are a huge part of being an independent consultant. Terms and conditions of the job can differ greatly between employers, which can include government agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, an implementing organization, or a local NGO.

Here are just some of the questions to ask before signing a contract: Does the project involve overseas travel? Will you require any special insurance cover? Is the scope of work manageable and when will you get paid?

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  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.