Devex Partnerships & Career Forum
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 21-22, 2014

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About the Devex Partnerships & Career Forum

Increasingly, donors want to see local implementing partners actively taking part in the development of their own country. While this is an imperative for a more sustainable development approach, it is an enormous challenge in practice, and global NGOs and companies with decades of experience are working to tackle it. For them, knowing local markets and engaging with key local stakeholders is more important than ever before.

By connecting international organizations with local partners and talent at events like our Partnerships & Career Forums, Devex is taking a modest first step toward addressing the practical challenges associated with localization. Devex Forums have been hosted in various global development hubs around the world including Nairobi, Manila and Washington D.C., and serve this purpose of making critical connections.

We are returning our focus this fall to East Africa with a Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 21 and 22. During this two-day event, Devex will bring together 25+ of the world’s largest international organizations (including government donor agencies, NGOs and international corporations), over 100 vetted local organizations and over 200 locally based development professionals from the East Africa region. All event partners will contribute expertise, including case studies and practical knowledge about project implementation, as part of their engagement with this initiative. Devex Forums are an opportunity to engage in person, but also as a unique moment that can spark a broader conversation and drive progress for a more effective development community, and we invite you to apply to attend.

Day 1: Partnerships Forum
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Exact location to be provided upon acceptance)
Day 2: Career Forum
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Exact location to be provided upon acceptance)
  • If your organization is interested in connecting with other international development agencies, finding new regionally based partners in Africa or meeting top talent in the field, you should attend the Devex Partnerships Forum in Addis Ababa.
  • Delegates of the Partnerships Forum will be comprised of CEOs, directors of business development, team leads, chiefs of party and recruiters from organizations working in development fields such as health, conflict mitigation, agriculture, mobile technology, etc.

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    Individuals who wish to attend the Devex Career Forum in Addis Ababa must submit an application for review by our team of global development recruiters. We look at the following criteria when accepting participants:

  • Mid- to senior-career level
  • 7+ years of experience working in international development
  • Technical expertise
  • Managerial background
  • Project management skills
  • Advanced degrees in relevant fields of study
  • Experience working on projects funded by donors such as USAID, DFAT (formerly AusAID), DFID, AfDB, IDB and other major donors

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Vice President of Business Development, Engility International Development

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Chief Administrative Officer, Global Human Resources & Business Administration, URC

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