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International Development Careers Conference, March 2011

2Way Development and Charity People

Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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Are you looking for a career in International Development?

Maybe you're wondering how to get the skills and experience you need?

Would you like to meet some of the UK's leading International Development organisations, face to face?

We're repeating our sell-out 2010 event - one that will inspire you to take a fresh approach to job hunting and up-skilling in International Development.

The International Development sector is traditionally one of the most popular and therefore most competitive sectors to work in, but potentially one of the most rewarding.


The Positive Change team bring over 20 years experience of finding work - paid, voluntary and internships - for people in International Development and in the broader not for profit sector. For this event we will bring together a group of speakers with expertise in all different of International Development – such as health, human rights, disaster relief, different types of organisations, and more.

Whether you're interested in studying and knowing which courses to take, which volunteering opportunities will best position you to find paid work, or some of the back door ways of getting into the sector, we'll make sure you're best placed to make those decisions.

Our informative evening seminar of speakers will give you valuable insight into what International Development organisations are really looking for and present often unthought-of ways to help you find those elusive jobs. Real-life case studies will share valuable secrets to unlocking your potential and writing a perfect application. Hear about jobs that you didn’t even know existed, and be inspired to explore career paths that you have so far overlooked.


As well as getting the unique opportunity to hear directly from over 10 different speakers on the night, the Guardian will host a live 3 hour Q&A session between speakers and delegates after the event. This is an incredibly valuable opportunity to network and build contacts in International Development.

List of Speakers:


David Lale, Chairman, Charity People


Getting Experience: Overseas Volunteering

Long-term volunteering: Reshna Radiven, Volunteer Marketing Manager, VSO and Julia Lalla-Maharajh, returned volunteer

Tailored work placements: Katherine Tubb, Director, 2Way Development


Working in Development: Types of Organisations

Volunteering/Development Organisation: Biki Isharaza,

Volunteering/Development Organisation: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Skillshare International

Aid Agency: Marcos Martinez, Recruitment Manager, CAFOD

Social enterprise: Amanda Jones, CEO, Red Button Design


Working in Development: Types of Work

Development in conflict and post conflict areas: Mirco Barchetta, Vice  Secretary  and Board Member, EMERGENCY UK

Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation: Ben Paine, Development Director, Medair UK


Working in Development: Advice          

Job-hunting and CV advice: Kevin Cusack, Director, World Service Enquiry





What our delegates said about some of our previous events:

"You are all very inspiring - thank you for taking the time to put this together!" - Chloe

"Really insightful, and especially heartening to hear the unusual paths some of your speakers had taken to find their jobs." - Holly


"Great event that provided much insights into the sector, and speakers were really brilliant!" Ms P-C-T


"The best thing about the event in the end is always networking. To my surprise I made a key contact there. Also, you might want to have some more of us wrinklies there to talk to some of these aspiring youth! :-) " - Nanci


"some very inspiring speakers and great for networking" Nicky







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Have questions about International Development Careers Conference, March 2011? Contact 2Way Development and Charity People

When & Where

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building (Lower Ground Floor)
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
WC2A 3LJ London
United Kingdom

Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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2Way Development and Charity People

This conference is brought to you as a collaboration between two organisations both committed to and experienced in helping people develop careers in the not for profit sector and International Development sectors.

Charity People are a leading national recruiter to the non profit sectors. Set up in 1990, they have 20 years experience in recruiting staff for non profits in the UK and overseas. 

2Way Development is a volunteer agency supporting a range of people looking to gain overseas experience in the International Development sector. Set up in 2003, they place hundreds of volunteers into projects across the developing world. Take a look at the website 


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