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Get that gig: UNICEF Myanmar

Get that gig: UNICEF Myanmar

Wondering how to get started working in the field? Struggling with not enough experience but eager to cut your teeth at a premier international organisation? The “Get that Gig” series explores unadvertised positions at international institutions around the world, with tips from those who’ve already […]

3 tips to a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

3 tips to a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“It’s fun and challenging to work with a large group of really intelligent people,” says Mike Simon, who spent two years at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BGMF)’s business intelligence department. The attire is casual, the work environment is stunning – pine wood panelling […]

“I feel like I’ve tried everything.”

“I feel like I’ve tried everything.”

“I have no idea how to get in. I eorked with danish red crosd as sdmin and finance officer, and have three master degrees but still i get no reply even for a UNV, internship or p1-3 jobs. I even manuered my cv and cover […]

My work experience before my Master’s degree does not count. Or does it?

My work experience before my Master’s degree does not count. Or does it?

“I am 34 years old, I finished my Master’s 6 months ago and I have only 6 months of experience after my Master’s. Yet, I have more than 4 years’ experience before that (NGOs, international companies, universities, freelance consultant). “When development job vacancies pop-up, they […]

Your dreams come true: a PAID internship in Paris

Your dreams come true: a PAID internship in Paris

This post originally appeared on WhyDev.   One horribly hot and sweaty summer, I found myself sitting on our itchy mid-century beige sofa, applying for job after job while my roommate went off to her paid internship at a large, multinational organisation. I was envious; […]

3 steps to a job you’ll love

3 steps to a job you’ll love

Last night, I go out to dinner with my friend Jerôme and his girlfriend. He proposes an Italian restaurant, in the most crowded part of the city. “It’s super trendy right now,” he tells me, when we see each other. I’m afraid it’ll be all […]