Emma Smith


Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.

Latest Articles

The do's and dont's of salary negotiations
23 Feb 2018

Whether you are reaching the offer stage of a job application or are asking for a raise with your current employer, salary negotiations can be tricky. Alamelu Deivanaya, an international human resource and organizational development consultant and certified negotiation facilitator shares the do's and dont's of salary negotiations.

Ask Devex
13 Feb 2018

Resident career guru Kate Warren launches Ask Devex, a new monthly online event for Career Account members to ask all of their most pressing career questions and get advice directly from the experts.

Digital event: Cover letters 101
22 Jan 2018

Kate Warren returns for the third and final webinar of our Job Search Bootcamp series to talk through the ingredients of a standout cover letter. Career Account members can watch the full recording for insider tips on making sure your application stands out.

How the Hilton Prize Coalition is building future humanitarian leaders
16 Jan 2018

The Hilton Prize Coalition, through its Fellows program, is supporting humanitarian organizations in building the future leaders of the sector and helping early-career professionals access opportunities for learning and networking. Learn more about the fellowship, including tips for applying.

5 tips for a successful internship program
16 Jan 2018

Member organizations of the Hilton Prize Coalition share their tips for running an internship program that benefits both the intern and the organization.

I want that global development job
2 Jan 2018

Devex takes a look at some of the unusual, adventurous, and awe-inspiring global development jobs we have come across last year — from artisanal chocolate in Côte d'Ivoire, to sea life conservation in South Africa, to sustainable tourism in the Andes. Meet some of the global development professionals doing work that will make you say, “I want that job.”

Webinar: How to get job search ready for 2018
18 Dec 2017

Kate Warren returns for the second webinar in our Job Search Bootcamp series to discuss the key steps to an efficient job search strategy and the importance of a strong online presence.

Attention chiefs of party: Here's how to have a successful project launch
12 Dec 2017

The chief of party plays a critical leadership role throughout any United States Agency for International Development-funded project, but no more so than during the launch stage. Devex spoke to former and current chiefs of party to find out what contributes to a successful project launch and what they would do differently next time around.

A guide to UNFPA's 2018 Leadership Pool
1 Dec 2017

As United Nations Population Fund launches its annual call for application for its Leadership Pool, Devex provides an overview of the comprehensive application process involved, and the skills and experience in demand for the coming year.

Top employers in global health: A primer
21 Nov 2017

Delivering solutions to global health issues requires not just technical experts and health practitioners, but also development professionals with a range of skills — from advocacy to finance to grant management. Devex takes a look at some of the top employers working in global health and the work they are doing to improve policy, strengthen health systems, and deliver health care on the ground.