How to succeed as an independent consultant in global development

An excerpt of the webinar “How to succeed as an independent consultant.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

For many global development professionals, the flexibility and diversity of an independent consulting career is very appealing. The project-based nature of development work also offers many opportunities for professionals to collaborate with organizations seeking specific technical expertise at home and abroad. However, establishing yourself as an independent consultant and maintaining clients is not without its challenges.

In this exclusive Devex webinar we hear from four seasoned consultants who have extensive experience working on a range of clients on different development issues. Jill Gay, Marjorie Macieira, Dina Towbin and Jessica Broome, from the Independent Consultants Working for a Better World membership group, share their advice on succeeding in this line of work.

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  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.