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Community health workers educate students as part of the Malaria Control and Surveillance program in Ecuador. Photo by: Pan American Health Organization / CC BY-ND

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  • Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.