2Way Development is hosting a unique careers event designed to help people get into International Development. It is an event that will give graduates, career breakers and people wanting to transfer into the sector from commercial or public jobs, a rare opportunity to learn from experts directly.
The event is split into two: an evening conference held at the London School of Economics, with 10 speakers and networking opportunities; and a 3 hour online Q&A, hosted by guardian careers, a few days after the event.
These 6 hours will offer you invaluable time with over 10 experts in International Development that will enable you to:
- Network with the right people
- Think about a job that is right for you, in an organisation and sector that suits your skills and interests
- Focus your job-hunting approach
- Get practical tips on writing a better CV
- Learn how to gain all-important field experience without breaking your budget
- Have your personal questions answered
This is a non-profit event, and the ticket price is calculated on a cost-recovery basis.
Part 1 Getting Started: Field Experience & Volunteering
Jackie Bee, Head of UK Marketing & Engagement, VSO
Julia Lalla-Maharajh, returned VSO volunteer, and founder of the Orchid Project
Biki Isharaza, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Skillshare International
Part 2 Mapping the Sector: Campaigning, Global Education & Relief
Sarah Corbett, Community and Activism Campaigner, Oxfam
Valerie Bishop, Global Education Manager, African Initiatives
Ben Paine, Development Director, Medair UK
Part 3 Development Organisations: International Agencies, Social Enterprises and Grant-giving bodies
Ilse Wermink, Recruitment & Finance, GOAL UK
Catriona Maclay, Venture Manager, Ashoka UK
Seth Reynolds, Project Manager, Global Giving UK
Part 4 Building your CV
Our key event supporters are guardian careers and Charity Job. Your e-mail will automatically be stored on our database for future information relating to International Development careers, and will be shared with our supporters.
When & Where
2Way Development is a volunteer agency for people looking to gain overseas experience in the development sector. Set up in 2003, we place hundreds of volunteers every year to work with established development charities worldwide. All our placements are skills based, allowing volunteers to build up knowledge and experience, whilst contributing to a specific need in a charity or NGO.
Our placement service is designed for graduates and career breakers wanting to use volunteering as a platform to build important field experience. We tie in lots of careers advice and personal support to ensure a placement works towards a volunteers long-term career goals in a very relevant way.