Landing a Job in International Development
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
From multilateral actors to non-governmental organizations, careers in international development offer excitement and the chance to work toward the greater good.
In this course, you will learn:
- How much can you expect to earn
- What organizations are hiring today
- Who is being hired and what skills do they have
- What training programs or internships can give you an edge
- Who should you be networking with and where
- Tips for polishing your resume, cover letter, and application
- What to expect once you're in
Who should attend?
• Recent grads or graduate students considering a career in international development
• Young professionals breaking into a career in international development
• Mid-career professionals transitioning to a career in international development
All attendees receive:
• The FPA U Landing a Job in International Development Tool Book
• Enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association Global Jobs email alerts
• Free half-year digital subscription to Foreign Affairs magazine
• Light food and drink during a networking/Q&A session
Patrick Shields - Guest Speaker
Executive Director & CFO, Global Recruitment Specialists
Patrick Shields founded Global Recruitment Specialists (GRS) in 1993 as an independent recruitment firm providing personalized, customized, and comprehensive human resource services for non-governmental organizations with international operations in developing countries.
GRS has successfully demonstrated the ability to bring job seekers and clients together, through the strength of GRS as a personalized service and access to the "unadvertised" international development job market. With a client list comprised of major international organizations, GRS recruiters work with hiring managers to make strategic decisions about future directions and staffing needs.
Prior to founding GRS, Mr. Shields was the Manager of Recruitment & Staffing with CARE International in New York City for seven years, the Director of Admissions at Saint Joseph's College in Brooklyn, a Recruiter with the Peace Corps in New York City, and a Peace Corps Volunteer. Mr. Shields has lived in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and is currently based in Connecticut.
Elizabeth D. Gibbons
Visiting Scientist , Harvard School of Public Health and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Global Finance at St. Edwards University
Elizabeth D. Gibbons is currently a Visiting Scientist at the FXB Center for Health
and Human Rights in the Harvard School of Public Health and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edwards University. Prior to these 2011 academic appointments, Elizabeth Gibbons enjoyed a lengthy career in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where she served most recently as Deputy Director, Policy and Practice and Associate Director of Gender, Rights and Civic Engagement in UNICEF’s New York headquarters. As Chief of Global Policy from 2002-2007, she led establishment of economic and social policy analysis as a central focus of UNICEF’s action for advancing rights and well-being of children in the 21st Century, shifting evidence-based advocacy from the margins to the core of the Organization’s work.
Elizabeth Gibbons’ career in social development and humanitarian affairs has spanned more than three decades, during which she lived and worked in Togo, Kenya and Zimbabwe, and served as head of UNICEF’s offices in Haiti and in Guatemala. She also served as strategic regional advisor to UNICEF’s Haiti operations, following the devastating earthquake of 2010. A graduate of Smith College and Columbia University, Elizabeth D. Gibbons is the author of Sanctions in Haiti: Human Rights and Democracy under Assault, and a contributing author to several other books.
When & Where
Foreign Policy Association
Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues.
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