Rank #1: Making an impact – what does a good CV look like? - Anna Cook
- I always had a very keen interest in people and curiosity for them, and for the recruitment function in particular. So, I think it is a very happy chance that I’ve ended up here and I am very grateful for the opportunity, says Anna Cook.
Dec 13 2019
Rank #2: Learn directly from a Recruitment Manager at UN Headquarters
He told us his best advice for a successful career at the United Nations and much more.
Our conversation answers some of the following questions:
-What career decision accelerated his career the most?
-How he started his UN career?
-Did his expectations match the reality?
-What are recruiters at UN headquarters looking for in candidates?
He told us his best advice for a successful career at the United Nations
Dec 13 2019
Rank #3: Episode 15: Making an impact – how to improve small scale farmers farming capacity?
- So when I learned about social entrepreneurship, which was both the sort of direct impact working with customers and beneficiaries and a sort of sustainable business model, this I think, this is the nexus that I want to work in, says Lizzie Merrill.
May 21 2019
Rank #4: Episode 4: Making an impact – how to make an impact in Afghanistan?
- Knowing that you have an immediate impact on the lives of many Afghans, thousands of Afghans is not only rewarding but definitely motivating. So, I really enjoy my work here, says Sandra Kukla.
Mar 01 2019
Rank #5: Impactpool Career Podcast: Episode 22
Maudo is a young professional that has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as well as the founder of New Nation, an NGO in The Gambia, his country of origin.
Listen to his educational background and motivations that inspired him to choose this career path. Maudo shares exclusive tips for all young professionals interested in working with the United Nations and/or other organisations in the development sector.
Oct 04 2019
Rank #6: Episode 13: Making an impact – how is a Gender and Diversity perspective ensured?
- I find it extremely important and very very motivating when you can see change, when you can make change happen. When you can support processes or action that creates for a more equal and faire society, says Lisa Akero.
May 03 2019
Rank #7: Episode 12: Making an impact – what role does social enterprises have?
- So we are the innovators and our role is to be the fast and the agile and the less bureaucratic organization and partner to these big, big aid providers. We can work a lot faster but we can also help them try concepts and we can help them try ideas that they would not be able to do, says Marta Aretakis Terne.
Apr 26 2019
Rank #8: Making an impact – how to mitigate climate change? - Rana Ghoneim
- It’s the fact that I see that we are really making a change in peoples lives because often we go to start a project and there are issues that we have to tackle and be it providing electricity access to communities that don’t have that or be it helping an industry to really gain energy savings and so on, says Rana Ghoneim.
Dec 13 2019
Rank #9: Episode 6: Making an impact – what role does research play?
- To transform lives in Africa through research, and then I realized that I also aligns my own personal kind of goal, which is that if I leave anyone behind I will be leaving myself behind. So I found this to be a great conduce through which both I and africans can grow and I can make an impact through my work.
Mar 15 2019
Rank #10: Episode 7: Making an impact – how to save a refugee’s life?
- As a journalist I went to the Balkans to report from the wars at the Balkans, and I was quite disillusioned. I was relatively young and I had this idea that the world would be a better place if people just knew and understood what the problems were and if they agreed on how to see the world and everybody would also agree on how to solve the problems such as wars, says Annika Sandlund.
Mar 22 2019
Rank #11: Episode 19: Making an impact – how to bring sight to blind and low-vision people?
- And people really want to help out and I think it’s beautiful to see that in a world where news and all politics can be slightly depressing every now and then, it’s just nice to see that people just want to help each other out. Like Be my Eyes does not discriminate in any way, we don’t care about your race, your beliefs, your sexuality or anything like that. It is just connecting someone who needs help with someone who can provide that help. And I think that connection is really pure and beautiful, and a lot of people want to be a part of that, says Alexander Hauerslev Jensen.
Jun 20 2019
Rank #12: Episode 16: Making an impact – how to provide higher education for refugees?
- What we actually believe in is that education can change lives, transform communities and build bridges and therefore we have built a digital platform called the Kiron campus to ensure that our students receive access to high-quality education not just for academic and professional purposes but also for personal growth, says Rohit Kakar.
May 28 2019
Rank #13: Episode 20: Making an impact – how to make workplaces inclusive?
- We are a pan-disability charity and in a nutshell we support individuals to live, learn and work independently as they choose whatever their ability and we do that globally, says Michelle Walker.
Jun 28 2019
Rank #14: Coaching on a global level at the World Bank Group - Stefano Olmeti
Dec 12 2019
Rank #15: Episode 3: Making an impact – what is life as a roving Emergency Specialist?
- In the beginning of the year I was deployed to Bangladesh in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. I participated in setting up the new country operation, because it is a new operation for the Danish Refugee Council, and I was specifically in charge of designing the emergency prepare and response plan for the upcoming cyclone season. So basically, I had a team of engineers who were working in the largest refugee camp in the world. Trying to set up bridges, trying to set up retention walls, setting up pathways, identify safe evacuation areas in case of a strong cyclone and therefore landslides and flooding, says Jaime Castaneda.
Feb 22 2019
Rank #16: Episode 5: Making an impact – how to promote Gender Equality?
- I had been working in an organization that was responsible for process of conflict resolution, mediation, preventive diplomacy, and I was very struck as a very young professional and I was very excited by this field, which was an evolving field. But after about a year I just began ask myself certain questions because I did not see a lot of women involved in the work we were doing, says Comfort Lamptey.
Mar 08 2019
Rank #17: Impactpool Career Story - What is it like working at an UNHCR refugee camp as a Senior Officer?
Dec 12 2019
Rank #18: Episode 9: Making an impact – how to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals?
- Working with the United Nations is an incredible privilege and it is a badge of honour to be part of the UN and it comes with a set of values. So, I think you join the UN in whatever capacity whether you are a peacekeeper, a development coordinator like me, or a humanitarian you join the UN with a passion for what it represents, says Robert Piper.
Apr 05 2019
Rank #19: Episode 2: Making an impact - what is Program staff doing?
Sofie Liesker is the Head of Program Support Unit at the Norwegian Refugee Council in Lebanon. Sofie has extensive experience working in the humanitarian sector. In this episode, she describes the role of programming staff, what its like to work in a humanitarian operation, and also gives some advice on how to get the first job in the global impact sector.
- I think that Lebanon might be one of the few places in the world in the humanitarian sector where you can actually work so close to a crisis and really work in a country office where you actively deliver services to vulnerable people and at the same time get to live in a place that is not as stressful and remote as many other of the locations humanitarian workers find themselves in, says Sofie Liesker.
Feb 09 2019
Rank #20: Episode 1: Making an impact - why a podcast?
Impactpool’s podcast is now being re-launched with the title “Making an impact”. In this first episode, Impactpool’s founders Magnus Bucht and Henrik Rydén provides an explanatory introduction to the podcast. The podcast’s background, purpose, and its importance will be explained.
- If you know what you are applying for and you understand the context of the organizations then it will be a higher chance that you will be lucky in your new role. So this podcast will help you to better understand the whole sector, says Henrik Rydén.
Feb 08 2019