Lottie Watters


Lottie Watters is a Reporting and Communications Associate based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to Devex’s global development audience. Lottie is a recent graduate with a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.

Latest Articles

7 tips for achieving gender balance in your organization
13 Feb 2018

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNISDR, is one of a handful of U.N. agencies to achieve a 50 percent or greater proportion of female staff. Devex spoke with the head of UNISDR, Robert Glasser, who has been pivotal in achieving this gender balance. He shares with us seven tips for organizations to move the needle on gender parity.

E-volunteering: Contribute to global development from home
2 Feb 2018

Volunteer programs have long been a starting point for global development careers. But in today’s constantly connected world, a new kind of volunteer has emerged: The e-volunteer. From translation and website design to GIS mapping and mentorship, here are the many ways you can e-volunteer and the places where you can find assignments.

17 international (no cost) volunteer programs
19 Jan 2018

Volunteering is a great way to gain in-the-field experience, see first-hand how charities are run, and meet people in the industry. But recently, international volunteering has become a controversial topic, with a growing number of for-profit companies offering costly, short-term volunteer trips, leading to scrutiny of their effectiveness and ethics. To help you navigate the programs, here's a list of no-cost volunteer opportunities that provide worthwhile assistance to the communities hosting them.

These tech platforms are helping employers tackle inequality
19 Jan 2018

A new crop of tech startups has launched to help organizations tackle a wide range of bias and inequality at work. From "blind hiring" to anonymous feedback platforms and on-demand legal advice, the following is a roundup of various new tech platforms, many founded by women, that are using innovative ways to diversify the employment landscape and make workplaces safe for all.

Top employers in agriculture and rural development: A primer
5 Jan 2018

The agriculture and rural development sector is an important aspect of global development and some of the world's poorest people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Check out this Devex roundup of some of the biggest employers in agriculture and rural development to find out if any are right for you.

Recruiting bias, social media, and job titles: Top talent innovation and recruitment stories from 2017
19 Dec 2017

This year Devex examined the biggest trends and innovations in talent acquisition and management in the global development sector. As we close out 2017, here is a round-up of some of the year’s most popular articles for those working in recruitment, human resources, or hiring. From building a more inclusive workplace, to tackling biases in recruitment, to analyzing trending job titles, catch up on some of our top stories from 2017.

Responding to unusual interview questions, breaking into the UN, combating ageism: 11 Devex career tips from 2017
19 Dec 2017

Whether you're looking to break into development for the first time, searching for your next position, or exploring new ways to grow professionally, Devex Career Account Members gain exclusive access to the latest hiring trends, career insights, tips from recruiters, and advice from development experts. Here is a round-up of some of the top career events, guides, and articles from 2017.

Tips on aid worker attire, career transitions, and avoiding all-male panels: Devex's top 2017 lifestyle stories
19 Dec 2017

Devex Professional Membership gives readers access to the latest development buzz, innovations, and insights to help them do more good for more people. This year, Professional Members were able to participate in exclusive online events, gain practical advice from fellow development professionals, and find quick tips and in-depth guides on key issues. Here is a round-up of some of our most popular articles and events in 2017.