The Devex International Development Career Fair and Partnerships Forum in Nairobi has reached capacity and registration for this event is now closed.  If your registration was pending payment, we unfortunately can no longer accept you at this time. We look forward to having you join us at our next event in a city near you.

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What to Expect

  • Network one-on-one with representatives from major development organizations looking to hire in the region
  • Find out what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be competitive for opportunities within these organizations
  • Learn about and/or apply to many different positions all in one place at one time

Who Should Attend

You must apply to attend the Devex International Development Career Fair in Nairobi. 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 like USAID, DfID, EU, AusAID, and the United Nations.

How to Apply

Please note that this event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.  If your registration was pending payment, we unfortunately can no longer accept you at this time. 

Event Details:

  • Thursday, 17 October 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Nairobi, Kenya (Exact location provided upon acceptance)

Attendance Fees:

Free For Devex members with a Career Account (pending application acceptance)
USD 25 (2,500 KES) Standard attendance fee
USD 99 (8,200 KES) Upgrade to a Career Account now for an annual membership and your attendance fee will be waived

Apply to Attend


12:00 PM

Registration Opens

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Plenary Discussion: Hiring Trends in East Africa for Development Professionals

This plenary discussion for all 400+ career fair participants will provide insights into the latest trends that development professionals in the region need to be aware of. Sponsoring organizations will be represented on the panel.

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Career Fair in the Exhibition Hall

Exhibiting organizations will provide an opportunity for professionals to learn more about potential career opportunities.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Special breakout session on Social Entrepreneurship

Hosted by The Rockefeller Foundation

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Open Networking Reception

Devex is well known for its networking receptions and we’ve held these events in over a dozen cities around the world. In Nairobi, participants of the Forum will have the opportunity to mingle with local development professionals (including those working at UN and international development agencies) in an open and festive atmosphere. We expect over 500 participants for this networking event.

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