Consulting has always seen as a lucrative career option for development professionals. Of course this fascinating option has its ups in terms of exposure, varied expressions in assignments and most importantly out of Institutional bounds i.e. freedom of notions. Along with these ups, the profile has got its own challenges.
In 2013, I started my Masters in Development Studies and after some courses and a better understanding of development I decided to do an internship in this area. I already had a stable job I enjoyed at a research agency in Sydney, but I wanted to experience a totally new culture and the different working dynamics at a not-for-profit. I always dreamt of working for the United Nations and an internship was my best shot at making this dream come true.
Everyday hundreds and thousands of contents are getting uploaded on internet. Competing with them in terms of search engine ranking & usefulness is quite challenging. Adapting to the changing algorithm (rules of promotion) and practices change quite frequently. But there are many fundamentals which remain constant and never changes.
While people thought, “who has a care in the world for a social cause on the internet?”several organizations proved this wrong by running the most successful campaigns. It is true that for something to go viral, creativity, intellect, and little bit of luck is vital. However, sometimes the exploded content is merely a great idea gone popular. This is definitely something non profits and other organizations seeking social change can do while crafting their content for online users.
Monitoring and evaluation, also known as the short form “M&E” is an emerging field in international development.