6 career questions for a local staffer in Africa

Anthony Ngosi, current team leader for one of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s projects, has worked in nine African countries and has advice for others who wish to work outside their home country. Photo credit: Anthony Ngosi

Prove yourself at home first. This is the first piece of advice Anthony Ngosi, team leader for one of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s projects, would give to a young African interested in working elsewhere in Africa — or elsewhere in the world.

Ngosi grew up in Malawi but has since worked in nine African countries during his nearly 20-year development career. Ngosi has worked for various NGOs, INGOs, and consulting firms in Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda, Niger, and Kenya.

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