Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

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This is an indispensable career guide for everyone wanting to work in or already working in the international development and humanitarian emergencies sector. It provides a general introduction and insight into the sector, for those exploring it as a potential career, and offers students up-to-date advice when choosing a course, whether ita€™s at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Should they study International Development, or will Public Health, Environmental studies or Media get them closer to where they want to get? This book offers graduates or career changers who are new to the sector an understanding of what skills and experience will make them stand out above the competition and get that job. It enables those already working in the sector to gain a long term view of where they want to go and how they might structure their professional development to gain the skills and competencies necessary to get their career on to an upward trajectory. This book draws heavily on insidersa€™ advice, case studies and top tips, to provide the reader with various perspectives and insights. How do you become a country director for an international NGO? How can one become a gender mainstreaming expert? What can you do to get in to consultancy? Career trajectories, Career clinics QaA boxes and the personal planner in the appendix will help you get to where you want to go. It also gives a detailed account of the myriad of careers and specialism available within the sector and methodologically describes the pros and cons of each option. So if you are not sure where you want to go with your career, you will be after you have read this book. Whether ita€™s Programme Management, becoming an Environmental Advisor, or an Acadmic this book will give you an insight into what the job entails and how you can get in to it. It will be an invaluable guide to all readers, irrespective of their country of origin, who are interested in the sector.This common interview question enables the selection panel to understand your motivations and how the role fits with your ... traits highly valued within the sector) , you may have a difficult time Ay and perhaps feel no need Ay to answer this question. ... There is no need to highlight the exact job and organisation but instead determine your general direction of travel. ... Someone who thrives and feels aat homeAl in the culture of UNDP or UNICEF may or may not find the same match at, say, anbsp;...

Title:Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance
Author: Maia Gedde
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-27

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