Webinar: A guide to consulting with USAID

An excerpt from the online event “A guide to consulting with USAID.” Devex Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Senior international development leader Yvette Gonzalez joined Devex to talk about her experience working as an independent consultant with clients such as the United States Agency for International Development. Gonzalez, who served as a regional coordinator with the agency before establishing her own consulting business, Gonzalez Global Solutions, has now worked on numerous USAID-funded projects, including in Haiti, Burkina Faso, and Niger.

In this webinar, Gonzalez shared tips for establishing and maintaining a brand as a consultant — including face-to-face interaction, publishing accomplishments to social media, and building an online presence. She also discussed how consultants can calculate their worth — and recognize when to say no to projects.

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  • 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.