Career Success: How to chart your global health career

An excerpt of the webinar “Career Success: How to chart your global health career.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Global health is a particularly complex sector within development, consisting of many different technical areas and programs. This can make it difficult for global health professionals to figure out which position will best suit their skills and talents and allow them to fulfil their career ambitions.

Dr. Elvira Beracochea, president and chief executive officer of Realizing Global Health, joins Devex for this exclusive webinar to discuss the different paths to a career in global health. She explains how an effective career development plan can help you get there: “You need to understand that global health is a very complex field. There are hundreds of donors, government agencies, private foundations, thousands of NGOs, and consulting companies.”

About the author

  • 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.