Globaldev careers: The social media lead

Sarah Gilbertz, head of social media at UN Women. Photo by: Sarah Gilbertz

During an internship with a nonprofit in her native Luxembourg, Sarah Gilbertz, now head of social media at UN Women, realized her communications background could lead to jobs in the development sector. Through the United NationsJunior Professional Officer Programme, she landed a role with the communications team supporting the World Humanitarian Summit in New York.

The U.N. talent initiatives, which also include the Young Professionals Programme and UN Volunteers program, can be great ways for recent graduates to get a foot in the door at the organization, she said.

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    For four years, Emma Smith covered careers and recruitment, among other topics, for Devex. She now freelances for Devex and has a special interest in mental health, immigration, and sexual and reproductive health. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master’s in media and international conflict.