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Development Jobs: What You Need to Know

By Devex Editor16 September 2008

Considering a career in international development? The following tips, gleaned from communications with Devex’s network of more than 250,000 international development professionals from around the world, may help you get started.

Understand the types of positions available

Professionals often will speak of their interest in an international development career. But what they envision is often vague and doesn’t fit with the types of positions available. It’s an oversimplification, but there are essentially three types of jobs in international development. If you understand what each entails, it will be easier for you to position yourself for a job or assignment.

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