My suggestion to young graduates looking for jobs in development is to ensure you are able to demonstrate some critical skills such as flexibility, adaptability to ever-changing and complex environments, as well as research and communications experience in multicultural settings.
Adrian Enright, Global Coordinator (Climate Change Adaptation & Climate Smart Agriculture Program), SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
In four years of working in development, I have not applied for a single position. I have always been approached by people working in the area who have then offered me positions which have then led to others. Investing in some ‘field time’ or volunteer work early on in your career path can be an excellent way to build these networks.