Embracing Different Career Possibilities - A Conversation with M&E expert Katherine Liakos
Produced by Erin Eldridge and Lucy Lu
Hi Everyone! We are excited to launch a special podcast. ENJOY!!
🎙 Our guest mentor is M&E expert Katherine Liakos, senior consultant at IMC worldwide.
📻 In this podcast:
Katherine shares fascinating stories of how she was able to work and live in 8 countries across 4 countaints over the past 10 years. Tune in to listen to her expercience on how she set foot in the international development industry; how she became an expert in M&E; her tips on professional skill development, as well as her best career advice for students and young professionals.
☁️About Katherine :
Katherine is a senior consultant at IMC worldwide. She has over 10 years of experience in M&E/project management in the International development sector. Katherine has lived/worked in Belgium, France, Peru, Ethiopia, Pakistan and the U.K., with shorter country missions to Burkina Faso, Kosovo, Mozambique and Tanzania.
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[00:35] Would you first give us a brief introduction about who you are and what you do?
[01:21] You have a very diverse professional path, you have been in many different fields in different countries, how has such a journey came about?
[03:13] Since you have extensive fieldwork experience in places Peru, Pakistan, Mozambique, what advice would you give students who wish to work in the field? Where is a good starting point/how do they find such an opportunity?
[07:52] Freelance consultancy projects is usually a great way to set foot in the industry and build connections, can you share with us more about your experiences working freelance work? How did you first start? Where is a good place to find project openings?
[15:26] You are an expert in monitor and evaluation, which is a key “hard” skillset need for the international development/ humanitarian sector. What advice would you give students and graduates who wish to build their careers in a similar direction?
[22:50] What is the best piece of career advice you would give your younger self?
[24:18] Any final thoughts?
THANK YOU KATHERINE FOR SITTING DOWN WITH US AND SHARING YOUR AMAZING CAREER STORIES/ADVICES!!!!!
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