About the Event
The Devex International Development Career Forum brings together global development professionals looking for new career opportunities and recruiters from the leading development agencies around the world, for a day of networking and discussion about the latest trends facing global development hiring.
During our seventh annual gathering in Washington, D.C. this March, we anticipate participation from more than 500 mid- to senior-level global development professionals and over 60 exhibiting organizations.
With the added programming we’ve included in our agenda for job seekers, we expect this event to be even more popular than in past years. We do anticipate reaching capacity again this year and encourage you to apply early to secure your spot.
- Friday, March 20th, 2015
- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Washington, D.C. (Exact location provided upon acceptance)
1:00 - 2:00 PM
The future development leader: How the evolving aid industry is redefining effective leadership
International development is undergoing transformative change. Localization, increased private sector engagement, innovation and value for money are no longer just talking points —they are now ingrained in most global development work.
How are these changes affecting the kinds of leaders we need in development? What skills and competencies will be in demand, and where can aspiring global leaders expect to find opportunities today and in the future?
Our panel of distinguished experts working across the development space will discuss these questions and provide their insight on how the changing aid landscape is impacting hiring trends, both here in Washington and abroad.
Moderator, Kate Warren, Devex
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Career Fair in the Exhibition Hall
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Special breakout session
Devex Master Class: Tools and resources for navigating your job search
In this special breakout session, learn how to maximize the career resources on devex.com to find your dream job. Devex global membership associate and career guru, Stephanie Eichmann, will teach you our best practices for searching the job board and researching employers. Get insider tips and tricks on how recruiters search for candidates and how to create a profile to make sure you get found—and contacted—for employment opportunities.
Led by: Stephanie Eichmann, Devex
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Special breakout session
Succeeding as an independent consultant in global development
The project-based nature of international development work and the frequent need for specific, short-term technical expertise make this sector ripe for a thriving consultant base. If you seek a flexible schedule or want to focus on a technical concentration, striking out on your own can be a practical, and even lucrative, option. But how do you get started? This interactive panel of seasoned international development consultants and the recruiters that hire them will answer questions like, should I operate under a small business or as an individual? What insurance and tax implications should I be prepared to face? And how should I find clients and market my services? Come prepared with your questions and advice about succeeding as an international development consultant.
Moderator: Kelli Rogers, Devex
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Open Networking Reception
- Abt Associates
- American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
- American Institute for Research (AIR)
- Arizona State University Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development
- The Asia Foundation
- Carana Corporation
- Cardno Emerging Markets
- Catholic Relief Services
- Chemonics International
- Clements Worldwide
- Counterpart International
- Creative Associates International
- Crown Agents
- CTG Global
- Development InfoStructure (Devis)
- DevTech Systems
- Duke Center for International Development (DCID)
- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
- FHI 360
- Global Communities
- Global Health Fellows Program
- GRM International
- ICF International
- IC Net Limited
- IMPAQ International, LLC
- Inter-American Development Bank
- International Development Group, LLC
- International Medical Corps
- IntraHealth International, Inc.
- Lutheran World Relief
- Management Sciences for Health
- Management Systems International (MSI)
- ME&A (Mendez England & Associates)
- Nathan Associates Inc.
- Pact Inc.
- Pathfinder International
- Peace Corps
- Project HOPE
- The QED Group LLC
- RTI International
- Social Impact
- SSG Advisors
- Tetra Tech
- USAID Global Corps-Health
- US Fund for UNICEF
- World Learning
- World Relief
- World Vision