Globaldev careers: The technical adviser

Molly Schneider, technical adviser for rural livelihoods at the International Rescue Committee. Photo by: Molly Schneider

Molly Schneider is a technical adviser for rural livelihoods at the International Rescue Committee, a role that is similar in function to a program officer at many other organizations in bringing technical expertise to program development, grant applications, trainings, and projects.

Schneider is the focal point for country programs in Africa’s Francophone Great Lakes region and the Sahel region of West Africa. Depending on the country, she supports a range of emergency and recovery programming, which can cover anything from cash support and market systems development to urban-based employment.

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  • 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.