Ask Devex: How retired professionals can find consulting opportunities

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

In this month’s event, Kate Warren, executive vice president of Devex, weighs in on some of the most common challenges for global development job seekers — including how to gain international experience and how retired professionals can find consulting opportunities with agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development.

Just last week, during Devex’s “Development Professionals of the Future” webinar, an expert from USAID spoke about how the agency is always looking for senior, seasoned specialists — particularly for consulting assignments.

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  • 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.