When I started in international development, it was common for people from the so-called "Global North" to win most of the mid- to senior-level positions. There are many good and less-good explanations for this. Often, education was stronger. Countries funding positions played a role in which nationals won jobs. Blatant discrimination existed. But things are changing. Today, we're in a global development jobs shift When 100+ recruiters were asked where they expected most jobs to be around the world, the findings tell of a powerful shift. 56% of recruiters see most new jobs in Africa This is part of the trend to localize positions in country offices, government ministries and communities themselves. Oxfam, for instance, recently moved … [Read more...] about The Global Development Jobs Shift
Knowing interest in key search words over time and where they are most popular can help you navigate your development job search. Google Trends allows us some interesting insights into these two areas. Stay tuned to the end to see how these searches have evolved -- and what it could mean for your job search strategy. … [Read more...] about What are the key search terms for international development jobs in your country?