Despite being a much-discussed topic in development, there are fears that localization efforts are losing steam. Devex spoke with World Neighbors — which only employs local staff — to get insights on the benefits of hiring locally and why other organizations should follow suit.
Overseas assignments, frequent travel, time away from loved ones — for parents with young children, this can mean a choice between career and family. While the spotlight is on parental leave policies, organizations can do more to support mothers — and parents — in continuing work. Devex spoke with several working mothers to get their advice.
The U.N. Development Programme and U.N. Volunteers are launching a talent program to increase the number of professionals with disabilities working in global development. The initiative will enable young professionals with disabilities to complete national or international volunteering assignments and gain all-important work experience.
Live audiences, debates, presentations, and outreach — here's more on the quest to find top talent for the British Council's Future Leaders Connect program.
As part of our series on #GlobalDevWomen, Sarah Grausz and Farah Mahesri, co-founders of Quantum Impact, join Devex to talk about diversity in hiring and to share strategies for building your organization's diversity and inclusion brand.
Gender disparity in the workplace can start with gender bias in job ads. The language you use and the criteria you include could be discouraging women from applying and tipping the scale in the favor of men. Before you write another job ad, read these tips for avoiding gender bias.
The USAID contractor employee biographical data sheet requires basic information such as education, language proficiency, work history, and salary history. But, it could also breed job hopping and, worst of all, cement gender pay gaps. Devex's Kate Warren discusses how our sector should lead from within, starting with reexamining how we determine compensation.
A global development professional shares her unsuccessful pursuit to achieve wage equality. The experts analyze what we know — and what we don't — about the gender wage gap in global development.
NGOs are increasingly using and creating data to report to donors and improve their work — but when is the time right to hire a dedicated data scientist?
Member organizations of the Hilton Prize Coalition share their tips for running an internship program that benefits both the intern and the organization.
Global development employers have a lot to offer millennials who are looking for careers where they can make a difference while experiencing life in different parts of the world. Liz Huckerby, chief of integrated talent management at UNDP, discusses some of the ways the United Nations is successfully attracting and retaining millennial talent.
Jan Weuts, a humanitarian adviser at Caritas Belgium, says the NGO has a way to avoid its staff engaging with sex workers in developing countries: Hire fewer single men. Instead, the aid group tries to send young women or men with families to its field offices.
Three experts give their advice for any organization looking to revisit their sexual violence policies.
This year Devex examined the biggest trends and innovations in talent acquisition and management in the global development sector. As we close out 2017, here is a round-up of some of the year’s most popular articles for those working in recruitment, human resources, or hiring. From building a more inclusive workplace, to tackling biases in recruitment, to analyzing trending job titles, catch up on some of our top stories from 2017.
Media. Entertainment. Politics. It's time to talk about aid, too. Last week Devex hosted a conversation on Twitter that both explored how development organizations should respond to sexual violence — and highlighted the policies that can prevent it from happening in the first place.