Category: Public Policy

Megan Jones – Child Protection Intern (UNICEF Nepal)

Talk to as many people in the development sector as possible to find out what they do and how they got there. There are many roles in development and half the trouble is figuring out which one is suitable for you. Name: Megan Jones Main country of residence: Nepal Current Position: Child Protection Intern Organisation: UNICEF Qualifications: Bachelor of Business…

Brenna Moore – Water Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization

If somebody is interested in working for the United Nations, it is important to have a genuine commitment to and understanding of development issues. However, this is not enough, and practical skills are essential. Name:  Brenna Moore Main country of residence: Italy Current Position: Water EconomistOrganisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Qualifications: MSc in Water Science, Policy…

Moritz Meyer – Economist and Former Intern (International Labour Organisation and Asian Development Bank)

Networking can increase chances to progress in the sector. …Still, networking should always rely on credible achievements and credentials which support interest and skills relevant for the work in an international development organization. Name:  Moritz Meyer Main country of residence: United States of America Current Position: EconomistOrganisation: The World Bank Qualifications: PhD economics Years of experience (development/overall): 4/6   LinkedIn…

Giles Dickenson-Jones – Economist and former Asian Development Bank intern

I’d say right now the best advice I can give is to be persistent and pragmatic. Persistent in that you might only get one response per 20 applications so you just have to keep applying, and pragmatic, in that you need to really bring something to the table when coming to international development. Name:  Giles Dickenson-JonesMain country of residence: Australia…

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