Recruiters' most wanted: French-speaking aid professionals

Learning french. Photo by: Sarspri / CC BY-NC

Now is the time for fluent French speakers to find a job in development, according to global development recruiters.

More than half of respondents to the “Devex Career Trends in 2015” survey listed French as the most in demand language — over Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian — 

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  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.