Consulting for one of global development’s top bilateral or multilateral donor agencies is a career goal for many professionals.
But these organizations have very specific - and competitive - requirements for hiring, often making it difficult to even know where to begin.
Over the next few weeks, our team at Devex will be sitting down with experts from EuropeAid, the World Bank and USAID, to get the inside scoop on consulting for some of the biggest names in the aid industry. During this three-part, Career Account-exclusive, webinar series we’ll also explore how you can find, apply for and win consultancy projects with these organizations.
Register now to access all three events:
- Your guide to consulting with USAID - (Tues) July 17 at 12PM EDT/6PM CET
- Your guide to consulting with EuropeAid - Members-only recording available here
- Your guide to consulting with World Bank - Members-only recording available here
Your guide to consulting with USAID
Learn the ins and outs of consulting with USAID, from Yvette Gonzalez, previous employee and consultant for USAID. During this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Catch the attention of USAID as a relevant and available potential partner
- Calculate your unique worth as a global development consultant- and then negotiate the right rates
- Make sure you get paid for your work as an independent consultant
- Manage a realistic scope of work and turn down projects
Your guide to consulting with the World Bank
Get tips and tricks on working as a consultant with the World Bank, with Roberto Amorosino, Senior HR Specialist for the World Bank Group. During this webinar, you will learn:
- What types of profiles the World Bank looks to hire for consultant projects
- The importance of networking to find out about consulting opportunities
- Tips for applying, such as preferred CV format
- Advice for setting your daily rates
Your guide to consulting with EuropeAid
Get insider knowledge on working with EuropeAid, with expert global development consultant Sibylle Koenig. During this webinar, you will learn:
- What types of projects EuropeAid hires independent consultants for
- How to find out about consulting opportunities with EuropeAid
- Tips for working on projects which involve multiple partners
- Advice for travelling as an independent consultant
Don't miss out. Register for the series today!
International Development Consultant
Sibylle Koenig is a senior development expert with 13 years´experience in managing, monitoring and evaluating EU and U.N. external aid/ cooperation programs. She has worked for a variety of development institutions, including EuropeAid (European Commission), UN Women, GIZ and several NGOs in both Latin America and Europe, with extensive in-country experience in Africa and Asia. For the past three years, Sibylle has been an independent consultant working for a wide range of clients worldwide. In October 2016, she took up a two-year assignment as an EU Joint Programming Key Expert for EuropeAid.
Senior HR Specialist at the World Bank Group
Roberto, an Italian national, joined The World Bank Group in 1994. He currently works for the Talent Acquisition team in the HR Department dealing with external recruitment, diversity and outreach issues. He has worked at the Headquarters in Washington, DC (1994-1996 and 2008-present), Paris (1996-2001) and Rome (2001-2008). Prior to the Bank, Roberto worked for Italian-based executive search firms. He has a Law Degree (Master's equivalent) from the University La Sapienza, Rome.
Independent Consultant and Managing Director of Gonzalez Global Solutions LLC
Yvette Gonzalez is a senior international development leader with over 18 years of experience in business development, human resilience, relationship management, project leadership, and strategic planning in complex contexts. Yvette has worked in multiple sectors for various private and public entities. She has worked in over 20 countries and is fluent in French and Spanish. Her insight hails from her time as a full-time employee transitioning to a sole proprietor, and now as Managing Director of her own small business.
Andrea Ruzo - Moderator
Member Experience, Devex
Andrea Ruzo is Devex's global Member Experience guru. She works with organizations spread all over the world, from the US, to Europe, to Asia, to help them make the most of their Devex membership. Andrea has particular experience focusing on sustainable development business models and impact funding, having worked with organizations and NGOs based in Colombia, Taiwan and Africa.
Kate Warren - Moderator
Executive Vice President, Devex
Kate Warren is Executive Vice President at Devex. With more than a decade of international development recruitment experience working with NGOs, consulting firms and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in and keep advancing once you do.
Kate Midden - Moderator
Engagement Editor, Devex
Kate Midden is Devex's Engagement Editor. She oversees partnerships, online events, social media, and Devex’s global opinions section. In the past, she has served as a press officer with USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, overseen media relations for the Center for Global Development, and managed consumer PR and crisis communications for Kaiser Permanente. She started her career as a radio producer for Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ.