About the event

The global development sector has long relied on independent consultants for a variety of technical, operational, and fundraising roles. While many professionals can build a lifelong career as a development consultant, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way consultants work, how organizations engage with them, and the skills and professionals in demand.

Some professionals who have lost their jobs are looking to repackage their expertise and land short-term remote gigs. There are also more opportunities for local global development professionals to fill consulting roles previously held by international staffers.

With the job market more competitive than ever, it’s important to know how to present your skills and make yourself relevant to employers if you are looking to land your first or next consulting gig.

In this event, we will speak with recruiters from three international development consulting organizations to understand:

  • How to market your skills and experience for consulting gigs.
  • How employers find and what they look for in consultants.
  • How to tap into your networks and find out about consulting opportunities.
  • In-demand skills and expertise.
  • Tips for first-time consultants on contract negotiations, including the rate and scope of work.
There will also be time at the end of the event to answer any questions. Share them live during the discussion or in advance by submitting them to Kate Warren at [email protected]
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The Speakers

Moderator

Kate Warren

Executive Vice President
Devex
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.

Yavuz Inanli

International Recruitment Manager
Dexis Consulting Group
Yavuz Inanli is international recruitment manager at Dexis Consulting Group, a company providing monitoring and evaluation, program management, institutional support, and training solutions for economic growth, governance, and democracy challenges to the social sector and across developing economies. In his current role, Yavuz ensures that Dexis’ existing recruiting processes and systems adhere to regulations and that they are compliant and adequate in quality of hire and time to fill. He also oversees outreach, career fairs and recruitment events, and social media related to recruitment, including building a diversity and veterans program.

Anna Cowell

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Social Solutions International
Anna Cowell is a talent acquisition specialist with Social Solutions International, a Hispanic- and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. She has recruited for international organizations for the last seven years and has a master’s in public administration from the University of North Carolina and bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Maryland.

Juan Manuel Duboy

Talent Acquisition Partner
RTI International
Juan Manuel Duboy joined RTI in 2017 at its Washington office as a talent acquisition partner with RTI’s International Development Group, focusing on providing HR and full-cycle recruitment support to the Governance and Youth Economic Opportunities team, as well as other divisions’ projects and proposals in Latin America. Prior, Juan was with Tetra Tech - ARD, where he worked as a contract staffing specialist as part of its International Consultant Services team leading proposal staffing efforts across a variety of technical sectors — primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. He also worked as a senior BD recruiter for an M&E contractor called Social Impact.

Sandra Jennifer "Sandy" Cheeks

Squirrel
From the Surface
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”

Office Cat

Mouse Catcher
Quarantine land
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”
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