Interactive: Is country director experience necessary to win a country director job?

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CANBERRA — The role of a country director is highly sought after in the development space. After reporting on the challenges facing female country directors, Devex was contacted by a number of women who shared obstacles they faced getting a foot in the door — and by others inspired to take a leap and throw their hat into the ring.

Many asked whether it is necessary to have already worked in a country director capacity — with women saying they were commonly seeing only those with experience getting the job.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.