While many global development organisations still value strong backgrounds in traditional areas like development programs, working with donors, and experience abroad, the sector’s landscape continues to evolve, and the definition of what makes a global development professional is expanding.
According to career coach and development expert Simone Anzböck, today’s world is increasingly defined by the acronym BANI — brittle, anxious, nonlinear, and incomprehensible. In response, our careers need to be adaptable and resilient to respond to the ever-changing environment and markets we find ourselves in. As more options become available for job seekers with nontraditional backgrounds, it’s essential for those driven by social impact and purpose to know how embracing nonlinear career paths can lead to a fulfilling, long-term development career.
Equally, more and more professionals are seeking careers that allow them flexibility, freedom, and the ability to pursue different passions over time.
If you are considering a transition to a global development career or looking to solidify your path within the sector, Devex is hosting a digital event featuring insights from Anzböck that will help you leverage your existing abilities and know what areas you may need to work on.
During this conversation, you will learn:
- What a nontraditional career path — aka portfolio career — is.
- What skills are required to thrive in a portfolio career.
- Whether this is the right career path for you, and where to start.
- The value of storytelling and building personal narratives.
- Answers to your specific questions, and much more.