I have recently finished my Master's degree in International Studies (focus on gender, food security and livelihoods) and am in the process of trying to get a job in development. I am very interested in working in Kenya-or anywhere else in the region- and I was hoping to get some advice from those that are currently in the field. I have over four years experience doing consultancy work for various nonprofit organizations around East Africa but since completing my MA I have found it to be very difficult to get back in the field. My next step is to jump on a plane to Nairobi and continue my networking search and job hunt there- would anyone suggest this is (not) advisable?
I know that if given the opportunity, I will be successful in many roles in an NGO. Can anyone comment on the job situation in Nairobi?
Your advice would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Heather