Not sure which career path to take? Do you want to develop your career and achieve your dreams? Then this seminar is for you!
During this evening you will have the opportunity to meet professionals in the development sector. The focus is: Your path to development jobs. The panelists are there to share their experiences and lessons learned and answer your questions.
A golden chance to get tips for your further study and professional career.
The seminar will take place on site at FUF's office at Ehrensvärdsgatan 4, on Kungsholmen with mingling with the professionals who participate on site afterwards. There will also be an opportunity to participate via Zoom during the panel discussion.
The seminar is held in Swedish.
Seminar: The paths to development jobs
Date: 10 May
Time: 17:30-18:30 (afterwards mingling)
Registration is mandatory
PART 1: Prospects
MARLENE BEARFOOT in IMPACT POOL
Since its inception in 2015, Impactpool has grown to become the world's fastest growing career platform. With the ambition to support highly qualified and motivated people to develop their careers and give international organizations such as the UN, EU, World Bank and large international NGOs access to the absolute best candidates, they have developed a unique service that attracts more and more applicants and organizations.
Marlene works as a coordinator for Impactpool's career coaching service and is responsible for client relations. Previously, she worked in ForumCiv's HR department. Marlene will tell us more about the platform, give her best tips and let us take part in the future scouting they do in terms of skills that are in demand now and in the future.
PART 2: My path to the development jobs
MËRGIM TAHIRI works as Protection Associate at UNHCR's Representation for the Nordic and Baltic countries in Stockholm. Through his current employment at UNHCR as well as previous employments at UNDP Lebanon, UNFPA Lebanon, and the Swedish Migration Agency, he has gained extensive experience in the areas he is passionate about: refugee protection and humanitarian aid, migration, and peacebuilding and reconciliation work. He has a master's degree in international relations and diplomacy from UNITAR and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Gothenburg.
SHAM ABDURAHIM began an internship in the fall of 2022 within Commissioner Ylva Johansson's cabinet, the Swedish commissioner responsible for migration and internal security. This internship then opened the door to her current work as an administrative and policy assistant within Commissioner Helena Dalli's cabinet, responsible for gender equality. Sham has previously worked as an asylum officer at the Swedish Migration Agency and a research assistant at Lund University. She has also been voluntarily involved in both the Red Cross and other peace organizations. She has a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence from Örebro University and a master's in law with a focus on human rights from Lund University and worked as a student researcher at Raoul Wallenberg's Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law during her master's studies.
NIUSHA KHANMOHAMMADI has a Pol Kand from Stockholm University and a Master from Uppsala University and there wrote the essay from Beirut with a focus on women's legal position given the country's family laws which differ for different religious communities. Among other things, Niusha has served as a board member and Swedish representative for the European Women's Lobby and practiced at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Southern Neighborhood Policy. Through Sida, she has worked at UN Women's country office in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a year, and then in Istanbul for over a year to work on women, peace and security at UN Women's regional office for the Western Balkans and Central Asia. As she is a visual artist and photographer and wanted to work more on bridging culture with the aid, she started at the Artists' Council last year to run the Sida-funded program ArtNexus. There she works to strengthen artists' rights and conditions in Albania and Armenia, and is responsible for operations in Albania.
LUDVIG ÖHRLING was admitted to the Diplomat program in 2022 and currently works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' unit for international law and human rights. There he is responsible for, among other things, for questions about the EU's common policy for human rights globally. He has previously worked as a lawyer at a non-profit foundation, with a focus on individual freedoms and rights, and served in Ylva Johansson's cabinet at the European Commission. Ludvig has also done an internship within the Swedish foreign administration, i.a. at the Swedish Embassy in Madrid. He has a law degree from Lund University with a specialization in international law.