Organization: Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Tag: working abroad
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, […]
I had travelled independently for several years without too many plans. Just sort of wandering around, visiting the sights, meeting other travellers, and enjoying the freedom that comes with solo travel. Over the years I had experienced a lot of wonderful things and met some great people but, as the months wore on, I started […]
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 […]
Networking is not just about your career when you work in international aid and development, although building connections with teachers and colleagues can be an important way of getting into this field. It is also about creating a support network that can help you and your colleagues to cope with what is one of the most […]
Ready to work in international aid? Working abroad can be a challenge, particularly when your work can take you to parts of the world troubled by natural disasters or violence. It is important to ensure that you are prepared for your new lifestyle before you travel so that you can devote your time in the field to achieving your goals for development.