Category: Research

Brendan Rigby, Managing Director, WhyDev

Stop and ask yourself Why? It takes more than passion and wanting to make a different to truly make a difference. The sector needs creativity, innovation and a bucking; it needs those who are not satisfied with the status quo and just continuing how things are currently done. Are you that person? Name: Brendan Rigby Current Position: Managing Director Nationality: Australian Organisation: WhyDev Qualifications…

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…

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…

Andante Hadi – Assistant Professor and former Intern (Asian Development Bank and United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies)

Networking is as important for the expansion of my current career in development as it was to start it. Name:  Andante Hadi PandyaswargoMain country of residence: Japan Current Position: Assistant Professor Organisation: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of International Development Engineering Qualifications: Ph.D (Engineering) – Waseda University, Masters of Engineering – Fachhochschule Trier, Master of Science (International Cooperation Policy) –…

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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