Webinar: Your guide to becoming a global development consultant

An excerpt from the “Your guide to becoming a global development consultant” online event. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Global development offers a lot of opportunities for those looking to work independently and contribute their specific skillset to projects of interest. Organizations are frequently looking for consultants to lend their technical expertise on a short-term basis or support other functions such as business development or marketing.

Consulting has its perks — a flexible working schedule, the ability to focus on topic or regions you are passionate about, and the opportunity to work with different clients and donors. However, working as an independent consultant can be challenging, particularly when you are just starting out and trying to establish yourself in what is already a competitive market.

About the author

  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.