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When things go wrong: evacuating N’zerekore

When things go wrong: evacuating N’zerekore

Life serving or working as an international aid worker will be the most challenging and rewarding job that you will probably end up accepting throughout your career. Peaks and valleys is the best way to judge a potential scenario for yourself, while operating in the field. I got my start, in the international development field, […]

December 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Getting ready for the field is not just about preparing for the big hardships, with vaccinations and security briefings, but also being prepared for the small, day-to-day hardships. The everyday things we take for granted while we are at home can be seriously missed when we find ourselves living in less than luxurious field conditions, but […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Why is it so difficult to get a job as Aid Worker?

Why is it so difficult to get a job as Aid Worker?

  Why it is so hard to get your first job overseas? It’s difficult to understand at first: there is a huge amount of need, aid organizations are always stretched (and usually recruiting), you are bright, educated, enthusiastic, have low salary expectations, and are ready to go – so why don’t they want to hire you? […]

October 8, 2012 | By | 12 Replies More