Technical background for recruiters: A must?

Global development recruiting has its own unique set of challenges, and recruiters must often be able to identify highly specialized professionals for projects.  

Kate Warren, Devex director of global recruitment services, sat down with Kelly Tobin, recruitment manager for Engility, to find out how important it is for her team to have a technical background in the area they’re recruiting.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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