How to get a senior consulting post

Donald Steinberg (left), deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with Jean Robert Estime, chief of party of the USAID-funded Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources program, Feb. 17, 2011, in the Plain du Cul de Sac watershed outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by: Kendra Helmer / USAID

They are key to any international development project. Chiefs of party, project managers and other senior officials not only supervise staff, they also represent implementers and their partners in country and beyond.

How does a consultant win one of these coveted senior posts?

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  • Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.