Globaldev careers: The nutritionist

Sajia Mehjabeen, nutrition adviser at Concern Worldwide, at work in Mongu, Zambia. Photo by: Sajia Mehjabeen

Sajia Mahjabeen didn’t intend to become a nutritionist. She had thought she’d become a teacher until she stumbled into a position with Helen Keller International, and decided the nutrition sector was where she wanted to focus her career.

Mahjabeen is now a nutrition adviser at Concern Worldwide, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and working with a team at the international level out of Dublin headquarters, which allows staff to do their jobs from anywhere in the world. Previously she was an emergency nutrition manager with Concern, a position which involved much more travel and field-based work.

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  • Teresa Welsh

    Teresa Welsh has reported from more than 10 countries and is currently based in Washington, D.C. Her coverage focuses on Latin America; U.S. foreign assistance policy; fragile states; food systems and nutrition; and refugees and migration. Prior to joining Devex, Teresa worked at McClatchy's Washington Bureau and covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report. She was a reporter in Colombia, where she previously lived teaching English. Teresa earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of Wisconsin.

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