Securing a Job in International Development

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 02, 2012 Comments Off on Securing a Job in International Development

Online webinar
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30pm

This webinar teaches job search and career development skills for professionals who are interested in the international development field. Participants will learn how to tell their story and communicate their unique value through networking, interviewing, cover letter and resume, and other accepted job search/career development tools. This session also provides insight into the various players in international development, and how your job search and career approach needs to be customized to specifically target different organizations. A Q&A component will be included.

The international development field is broad and somewhat fragmented. For purposes of this webinar, the international development field is defined as US nonprofits, international NGOs, multi-laterals (World Bank, UN, OAS), Federal Government (USAID, USDA), government contractors (Chemonics, IRG) and companies (CSR, Public-Private Partnerships).

Derry Deringer, CFRE is owner and principal at Deringer Consulting, LLC which helps nonprofits improve their fundraising and development performance. From 2006 through 2011, Derry served as a director and manager in corporate and foundation relations and major gifts for World Food Program USA, a Washington-based nonprofit that supports the UN World Food Program and other hunger relief organizations.

Prior to WFP USA, Derry was a consultant at the UN World Food Program supporting its flagship safety net program, Food for Education. His key function was managing a volunteer field-training program of a global public-private partnership between WFP and TNT, a global logistics and express delivery service company based in the Netherlands. Derry teaches nonprofit fundraising as an Adjunct Professor in The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

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