Ask Devex career webinar

An excerpt from the “Ask Devex” online event. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

The global development sector is quite unlike any other, and the usual career advice and rules do not always apply. From humanitarian aid workers, to United States Agency for International Development consultants, to policy makers in Brussels, there are hundreds of different ways global development professionals are doing good. It is also a very competitive job market, where increasingly the private sector, tech companies, and startups are contributing new ideas and changing the types of skill sets in demand.

Through practical advice, insider insights, and exclusive webinars, Devex strives to answer your most pressing career questions and help you navigate the sector. We know it’s difficult to cover everything, however. That’s why we’ve launched Ask Devex, a new monthly online event for Career Account members where you can directly ask resident career guru, Kate Warren, for advice on your next steps.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.