Watch the full “Hiring Trends in 2017: A Devex Analysis” webinar recording here.

The global development job market remains as competitive as ever with shifts in funding and trends such as localization impacting the opportunities available for job seekers and professionals. To truly understand the employment landscape for the year ahead, Devex surveyed over 120 global development recruiters representing 28 countries and a range of organizations. Their predictions for hiring in 2017 included a demand for expertise in health and monitoring and evaluation, higher salaries for local hires, and a greater interest in professionals from nontraditional backgrounds.

In this exclusive Devex webinar, senior director and editor Kate Warren, our in-house expert on careers and recruiting, discusses how these hiring trends will impact global development professionals and their careers in the year ahead.

About the author

  • 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.