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

Natalia Douma joined Devex for this month’s event to provide recruiter insights on job opportunities in Africa; advice on finding consultancy gigs; and the importance of networking to land a job in global development.

The senior manager of recruitment at DAI, handles overseas recruitment for Africa and has extensive experience in business development for international projects. Douma spent the past decade working with DAI on full-cycle recruitment processes, hiring for corporate-based positions, short and long-term consultancy projects, and field staff positions.

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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.