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Two common problems & what to do

Two common problems & what to do

If you’re starting out as a Project Coordinator, you likely have one of these two problems. Problem number one: you aced your studies in development and now you’re faking how to do project operations. You’re thinking, ‘How hard can it be? As long as we’re doing good development…’ Problem number two: you’re an operations superstar and you’re… Continue Reading

Job hunting? Look here.

Job hunting? Look here.

If you’re just getting started in development, you might be wondering where to look for a job. Just like my friend You know when you haven’t heard from someone in ages, and just as you’re thinking of that person… surprise! Like some kind of psychic intervention – you get a lovely message from them? That… Continue Reading

Are You OK? Day

Are You OK? Day

Last Thursday was Are You Ok? Day. Are You Ok? Day is an important campaign to raise awareness about the fact that many people around us are struggling. When we get really busy… travelling between head office and in-country a lot, trying to meet report deadlines… When we have so many balls in the air, sometimes we are totally… Continue Reading

How to get your foot in the door?

How to get your foot in the door?

I know the problem you’re facing. How do I get experience when I need experience before I can get anyone to give me experience? The answer. Jump in with two feet! Volunteer, intern, and/or take an entry level position. And then work out your UPP*. As my friend Nicole used to say in Samoa “you have to… Continue Reading