Last week, I hosted a Devex Hangout with recruiters from two organizations that will be attending the International Development Career Fair and Partnership Forum in Nairobi later this month. We focused our chat around how the trend of localization is affecting recruiters who are increasingly looking for local talent to staff their organization’s projects.
Sarah Issermoyer, recruitment manager of RTI International’s International Development Group and Samuel Gichuki, international staffing specialist for World Vision International shared their insider experience and tips on identifying, winning over and grooming development professionals.
While our discussion was geared to our recruiter audience, here are five takeaways for professionals working in global development.
1. On recruiting from the diaspora