Careers in food security: Why both specialists and 'integrators' are key

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To state it simply, there are two career tracks in the vast food security sector, according to Dominic Schofield, director of multinutrient supplements for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. One is to become a specialist — whether that be in gender, economic development or food technology, to name a few.

There is also the person, known as the “integrator,” who understands various specialties and excels in bringing sectors together that might not be used to working jointly, such as  government, private sector and civil society or different functional areas.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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