Marketing yourself as a remote employee

Devex finds out the skills and qualities that will impress recruiters and help you succeed in your first remote role. Photo from:

BARCELONA — As global development organizations shift to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are predicting a long-term change in thinking about the traditional office setup.

The rise of remote working in global development

The possibilities for remote working in development have been on the rise. Devex finds out why some organizations believe it can bring benefits.

Even before the pandemic, some employers were offering more flexibility for staff members to work from home and seeing the benefits of providing options for remote work.

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.