The Roads to the Development Jobs

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Welcome to a conversation about how you can find your dream job within the development sector! During the evening, people who in different ways work with international development will discuss how one can increase their chances of getting an international job, a trainee position or an internship after their studies. You will also have the opportunity to meet recruiters from the sector, who will tell you about what they are looking for in an application and give tips on how to become a sharper candidate.

Come and listen, get inspired and ask the questions you have always wanted answers to about the jobs that contribute to sustainable global development!

Plan for the evening:
17:30-17:40 Welcome and short introduction

17:40-18:45 Panel discussion with young professionals and recruiters

18:45-19:30 Coffee and mingle with the panelists (for those participating on site)

Information about the panelists will be updated continuously!

Young Professionals

Donna-Maria Maalouf, CONCORD Sweden
Aims to strengthen civil society and promote a more inclusive world. Currently working to prepare civil society for the upcoming Swedish EU Council Presidency through her role as a project leader in the Swedish network organization CONCORD Sweden. She has previously worked with IOGT-NTO in Brussels with policy advocacy, with the YMCA in Gothenburg coordinating projects focused on the inclusion of newcomers as well as facilitating a sustainable meeting place for the local youth in Boston Bay, Jamaica.

Robin Vikstrom, World Food Program
Currently holding a JPO position in WFP Zimbabwe's Resilience Unit where he works with climate smart agriculture, micro insurance and sustainable livelihoods for rural Zimbabweans. He previously has several years of experience from Swedish government administration (Migrationsverket, Swedish Police Authority) and has an academic background in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic and Political Science. He lives in Zimbabwe with his family.

Karl Follin, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Currently serves as desk officer at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Prior to his current position, he did an internship at the Swedish representation to the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium. Within his studies in economics and political science, Karl has lived and worked in France, Albania and Uganda. His experience from the civil society includes working for RFSU and volunteering for Amnesty, and of course for FUF.


Jenny Grenander, HR Manager at The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA/SAK).

Alfred Karlsson, HR Strategist at Sida.

Harald Fries, Director at Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The panel discussion will take place in English and requires pre-registration, as spots are limited if you want to participate on site. Please note that the venue is located half a floor below street level with no elevator. You can also join the panel discussion via Zoom.

The last day to register is December 6th.

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