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]