Seeking a Career in International Development? Young Professionals in International Affairs Career Panel

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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Interested in a career in International Development? We have organized a panel of experts in the field to explain what it means to work in development, and how to practically enter such a rewarding field.

This event is free for dues-paid members of Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA), and $5.00 here for non-members/unpaid members.

(YPIA membership dues are only $15 annually and includes access to this event and similarly engaging events. Join us as a full member today at this link:

Our confirmed panelists include:

Jessica Ernst - USAID 

Jessica Ernst is an expert in international public-private partnerships, and author of the book So You Want to Save the World: A Guide to Pursuing a Career in International Development. Jessica currently works with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partnership office to build internal capacity. Previously, Jessica was an independent consultant, with clients that include the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency. With the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Jessica developed the project strategy, framework, and budget to create partnerships with leading companies to reduce malnutrition in Indonesia.

Jessica will be selling and signing her book (linked above) at the event. Cash, PayPal, and Venmo are accepted

Soud Habbas - Pyxera 

Soud Habbas is the Chief Operating Officer at PYXERA Global where he is responsible for enhancing program effectiveness, ensuring compliance with legal and contractual requirements, and ensuring the implementation of quality control procedures across programs and other organizational activities. 

Soud has a degree in law (J.D.) from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and has several years of experience in private sector development having served as the Senior Contracts and Grants Director and Internal Investigator at ACDI/VOCA, both in Washington, and overseas in Jordan and Egypt; as a Deputy Country Representative in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and as the Grants and Compliance Manager on projects in Rwanda and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.