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5 websites to find a job in international development

By Malaika Neri

During a summer internship at a microfinance in Madagascar, I realised that international development work was what I wanted to do. I loved the idea of being able to work in a number of different locations for people who often can’t help themselves. But once I got home, I felt paralysed; I wasn’t sure where to begin. The whole world of working in international development was fairly new to me, and I didn’t know where to start looking for jobs in the field.

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WorkDev #5: Becoming a consultant

This is the final post in our WorkDev series by Maia Gedde, author of Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance: A Career Guide. Don’t miss her previous posts on why she wrote the book, who you can work for, climbing the career ladder and choosing a specialty

The term “consultant” in the development and humanitarian field is quite vague. In more creative sectors, you might instead say “freelancer,” but it can also mean someone who is working for a development consultancy firm.

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