Scott Webb is an international development professional with more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of roles. He is currently a career and academic adviser with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He was previously with Catholic Relief Services working as a technical adviser for emergency human resources, and before that with Relief International as a senior program officer supporting projects in Syria and Sudan/South Sudan, and in various roles with International Relief and Development.
A career in humanitarian operations requires a unique set of hard and soft skills. In this opinion piece, Scott Webb, a former humanitarian and emergency response recruiter, shares which skills are the most essential to the job and how he is preparing the next generation of humanitarian response professionals in his new role as career and academic adviser at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Career coaches may dole out advice on how to get that first job, but how do you navigate the first few years after graduation, which tend to be critical to your professional development? Relief International Senior Program Officer Scott Webb guest blogs on the topic.