The Roads to the Development Jobs

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Welcome to this online event to get inspired on how you can find your dream job within the development sector! In the first part of the event, you will meet three young professionals who in different ways work with international development. They will share their experiences and talk about how one can increase their chances of getting an international job, a trainee position or an internship after their studies. The panel discussion will be held in English. In the second part of the event, you will listen to presentations by Sida and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs about opportunities for younger graduates interested in an international career. The presentations will be held in Swedish. 

Tune in, get inspired and ask your questions about the jobs within global development!


11:30-11:35 Welcome and short introduction

11:35-12:15 Panel discussion with young professionals, including time for questions (in English)

12:15-13:00 Presentations by Sida and Utrikesdepartementet (The Ministry for Foreign Affairs), including time for questions (in Swedish)


Young professionals

Sonia Hammi, Karolinska Institute

Currently works as an EU Grants Manager at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institute. She holds a master’s degree in Global Health from Uppsala University and a bachelor’s degree in Development and International Cooperation from Södertörn University. She has previously worked at the Center for Health Crises at Karolinska Institute and with tobacco prevention as a lecturer at A Non Smoking Generation. Other experiences include an internship with IM Swedish Development Partner in Zambia, a Minor Field Study from Sida in Zambia, and data collection with Södertörn University in Tanzania. Her main interests are EU research and innovation policy, and maternal and child health.

Semira Osmanovic, UNDP

Is an Urban Recovery & Renewal Designer at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub. She is leading the coordination of the Urban Learning Center which brings new networking and learning opportunities to local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries and beyond, on sustainable economic development, green transition and smarter cities. She was previously Programme Manager at the SIDA and has a master’s degree in Eurasian Studies from Uppsala University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies from Lund University

Simon Axelsson, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Currently works as a Desk Officer at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He has a joint master’s degree in Euroculture from the University of Strasbourg and Uppsala University and a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Vienna. During his studies he was also Student Ambassador for EU Careers by EPSO. Other experiences include both French and Arabic studies. He did an internship at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Blue Book Traineeship at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels. He also held the position as Press and Communications Officer at the Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU during the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.



Focus: International careers

Malin Myrhage, Sida
HR strategist that works with human resources, including recruitment. She is also project manager for Sida’s Trainee Program.

Sofia Myrholm McCleallan, Sida
Program Manager for UN Youth Volunteer program and Junior Professionals in Delegation (JPD) for young graduates.

Nicole Morency, Sida
Senior Program Manager for the Junior Professional Officer program (JPO) and the Development Program (SDP), and also Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC), UN’s program for young talents.

Margareta Brisman, Utrikesdepartementet
Deputy Director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and recruits to “ Diplomatprogrammet”.

The event will take place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required, and Zoom-link will be shared in the booking receipt. 

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