About the event

When it comes to global development recruitment, the hiring process can often be complicated and highly competitive.

Recruiters receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of applications for positions so how can you stand out and make that all-important first impression?

Whether you’re brand new to the sector or looking to advance your career, this webinar will help you to understand the nuances of writing a global development CV and cover letter. 

During this event we will cover:

  • The key elements of a global development CV and cover letter, including recommended length and format.
  • What recruiters are really looking for in CVs.
  • How to highlight your most relevant skills, experience, and career goals.
  • Tips for including development-specific keywords.

There will also be time at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to share them during the event or in advance by submitting them to Kate at webinars@devex.com.
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The Speakers


Kate Warren

Executive Vice President
When it comes to understanding global development talent and careers, Kate is your go-to. The Devex career and recruiting guru in-residence, she has her finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in. As an Executive Vice President, she oversees Devex recruitment and career products and services, leading cutting-edge talent solutions for the major funding agencies, NGOs and consulting firms that make development happen. Kate also leads the strategy for career and recruiting insights content and programming across Devex and authors a popular career advice column, Ask Devex, for professionals working in global development.

Katrina Gaw

Senior Associate,
Talent Solutions
Katrina Gaw manages the Devex CV Writing service working with hundreds of professionals to help them craft compelling CVs and cover letters to best present their skills and experience aligned to their career goals. She leverages her experience supporting recruitment projects with international development employers such as United Nations agencies, multilateral development banks, NGO’s and consulting firms. She brings this insight to professionals looking to get noticed in the competitive job market and loves helping people- whether they are just starting out or are seasoned executives- get closer to landing their dream.

Priyanka Rao

FHI Ventures
Priyanka Rao is the Principal of FHI Ventures, and leads the overall design, execution and management of the entity. Priyanka is also the Associate Director for Strategic Innovation responsible for leading organization-wide efforts that strengthen the innovation culture and architecture at FHI360 in close coordination with Operations and Enterprise Services. At FHI 360, she has also managed corporate strategic planning and supported executive and senior leadership in identifying opportunities for alternative business models and guided the development and execution of long-term strategies. Priyanka has an undergraduate degree in international studies from Michigan State University, holds a master’s degree in international affairs with an emphasis on economic development, global health and management from The New School University and completion of graduate coursework in philanthropy, public policy and nonprofit management from the University of Chicago.

Alex Evangelides

Senior Investment Manager
FINCA Ventures
Alex is a Senior Investment Manager with FINCA Ventures, an impact investing initiative by global microfinance pioneer FINCA International. FINCA Ventures provides patient capital and pre- and post-investment support to early-stage social enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa. In his role, Alex helps lead all aspects of the investment process, from pipeline development, to due diligence, to portfolio support. Prior to FINCA Ventures, Alex spent time at Fenix International, Dalberg Capital, and Deloitte Strategy Consulting. He completed his BA in Mathematics at Carleton College, and his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Sandra Jennifer "Sandy" Cheeks

From the Surface
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