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Do you have what is needed in an International Career?
Do you have what is needed for a rewarding professional international career? Most professional jobs in international development require research skills, technical expertise, and project management experience. A university degree in a related field is required, but not sufficient, to work in the field. WEInstitute offers the training opportunities and practical experience necessary to transform your desire to do good for the world into a long term - sustainable and rewarding - career. Most jobs "out there" listed on sites like Devex require: (1) Technical expertise with 5-10 years of professional experience; (2) management experience in governmental project management (e.g. USAID, DOS, UNDP); (3) Assessment skills, particularly in the area of monitoring and evaluation (M&E); and (4) Capacity to adapt, engage, and negotiate in intercultural settings. Along with knowledge of languages/cultures, a development career requires the ability to establish and maintain multidisciplinary, cross-sector, collaborations. Our team of diverse experts can help. Learn more in this article at Devex: Development Jobs: What You Need to Know.
WEInstitute Career Trainings
Do you want a professional career in international development? The World Engagement Institute (WEI) can help you to transform, enhance or bridge your current educational and professional background into an internationally competent, high rewarding, global career. In collaboration with various academic institutions, the WEInstitute offers professional training opportunities to people committed to undertaking international development careers or willing to enhance their current career with a skill-based certification in specific competencies. Adequately addressing complex issues - including combating human trafficking - requires a multidisciplinary, collaborative, competent, and sustainable approach. In addition to a higher education degree (Master-level preferred), new development professionals require specific skills, entrepreneurship capacity, and international engagement capacity. The WEI provides experiential, real-world, professional training programs to develop technical skills and enhance long-term international career competency. Learn more >>
WEInstitute Career Opportunities
Read the requirements for a career opportunity and training participation with the World Engagement Institute here
WEI Associate and Fellowship Positions
We post job openings on this page and on our LinkedIn Group. Most of our associates either work on a project-focused contractual basis, or engage in pro-bono Fellowships. We value our mission of encouraging and developing socially engaged - competent - leaders and managers committed to making the world a better place. To accomplish this, we offer hands-on training opportunities, one-one-one mentorship opportunities with our seasoned professionals, and career-enhancing networking opportunities with key institutions and international partners. For positions in existing or future projects around the world, we advertise here, on DevEx, and on our social networks. If you have at least eight years of professional experience and would like to be part of our network of experts please contact WEI directly through our CONTACT page. We'll contact you only if your qualifications match our requirements. For all other inquiries and positions see below the instructions for the application. The WEInstitute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information.
International Career Positions
WEInstitute's current and anticipated international capacity-development projects - and other international development initiatives - require engaged, competent, individuals willing to serve as long- or short-term project managers and technical specialists. Technical specialists cover the range of practice areas on which the WEInstitute and donor organizations focus their efforts. You can apply to postings on our Web site or through postings in local publications worldwide. Each advertisement lists the required qualifications and contact information for submission. If you do not see a position that matches your interests or area of expertise, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for future consideration. We maintain a database of international consultants that our recruiters use to fill international assignments. Qualifications for inclusion in the database reflect the high standards for technical experts serving on donor-funded projects: 8 to 10 years of relevant technical experience, work experience in developing countries with local governments and/or donor organizations, advanced degrees, and foreign language skills. We will contact you if your qualifications match our requirements. For those people already associated with our institute, please send us your updated bio and curriculum.
Young Professional Program
The WEIinstitute Young Professional Program (YPP) offers a combination of hands-on trainings, leadership coaching / mentoring, and international immersion practices designed to develop your long term, competent and engaged international career. Unlike most university programs or professional organizations, the WEInstitute YPP provides both practical learning and real world exposure where you can develop your capacity while testing your entrepreneurship and commitment in international development career. The program begins with a required three week-long intense trainings on essential practical skills in government grant writing (USAID, UN, EC), international program management (IPM), intercultural communication and negotiation (IC&N) and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E). These skill-based professional trainings are combined with short international trips and practical project entrepreneurship and development. The young professionals selected for this program will receive a project based contract salary, discounted trainings and subsidized travel costs. The Young Professional Program begins the trainings during the month of June of every year. Every candidate is matched with one of our senior associates, collaborate in teams for proposals, research projects, facilitates training events and travel to accompany, support or facilitates our projects in the field.
Ideal candidates have:
Only qualified candidates will be considered and the selection is limited to a small group.
Apply by submitting your full application HERE.
Make sure your application includes your international career development plan.
Internship / Externship Program
_Qualified Master or Doctorate level students may apply for an internship or externship with the WEInstitute. Most projects are research based and conducted in connection with one of our associates. The minimum of length of internship hours is 200. However, the time and location of the internship can be negotiated. Externships a convenient alternative to candidates who cannot travel but that can maintain a close communication with the designated supervisor. Both internships and externships must have a signed contractual agreement with the specifications of expectations and desired outcomes. If conducted in coordination with a university, the contractual agreement and supervision arrangement must comply with the regulations of both parties.
Qualified applicants must have:
Only qualifies candidates will be considered.
Apply for the Internship / Externship Program by submitting your application HERE.
Make sure your application includes your qualifications and any completed relevant courses.