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NGOs & Regional Organizations
Rahel S. Otieno
23 June 2007
What skills do you think NGOs are
Why would you want to work in an
Working in the NGO Sector
Easy entry at junior levels
Intellectual and technical rigour
Experience & exposure to different
Encourages liberal thinking
What does Khanya-aicdd do?
Local African-owned NGO run by a Board of
Our mission is to promote sustainable livelihoods
and community-driven development to address
poverty in Africa. To do this we facilitate learning
processes linking government, communities, civil
society and business, drawing from global
Go to http://www.khanya-aicdd.org
What about a humanities background?
Strong foundation in social issues
Organizing & processing information
Expression & liberal thinking
What type of skills?
Basic research skills (content & technical
Organizational, writing and communication
Strategic & analytic skills
Packaging your self
Know thy skillsets!!!
Research, research & more research
Manage your resume to reflect your skillsets
Unsolicited engagement is good, but please
First impressions count!!!
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