Headhunter Susanne André: the benefits Lawyers can bring to development agencies and non-profits
Starting out as a lawyer, and now in search for the development and NGO sector, Susanne’s session looked at a number of aspects of the NED roles in the development sector and the opportunities for lawyers who are considering these roles. These aspects included:
- the inter-linkages between the public and private sectors in the light of the UN SDGs
- the differences between the private and development sectors including cultural and senior relationship matters
- the attributes which are required for appointments in the development sector including a growth mindset, motivation for the cause, diplomacy and networking
- the expertise and experience of lawyers which support successful applications including understanding business organisations and partnership dynamics (in particular, consensus decision-making), attention to detail and the advisory mindset
Overall, it was Susanne’s view that the development sector held out a range of interesting opportunities for lawyers given their experience and expertise. This was particularly the case following the pandemic given that attendance at meetings (which, for many agencies, were held outside the UK) would not continue to involve such an extensive travel requirement.
Watch the webinar below to hear more.