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Impactpool Career Podcast is for all of you who are interested in a career within the United Nations, European Union, Development Banks, intergovernmental or non-governmental organisations. By following this podcast you are going to hear interviews with people who are having a remarkable careers within this field; to hear their stories about how they once entered into this type of career, choices that they have made, challenges that they have faced and not least hear what advice they can share with you. Find jobs and more career resources at impactpool.org

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Impactpool Career Podcast is for all of you who are interested in a career within the United Nations, European Union, Development Banks, intergovernmental or non-governmental organisations. By following this podcast you are going to hear interviews with people who are having a remarkable careers within this field; to hear their stories about how they once entered into this type of career, choices that they have made, challenges that they have faced and not least hear what advice they can share with you. Find jobs and more career resources at impactpool.org

    Saman Saidi - Humanitarian Communications Manager at Save the Children.

    Saman Saidi - Humanitarian Communications Manager at Save the Children.

    Saman Saidi is the Humanitarian Communications Manager at Save the Children. Saman has worked with Communication for many years and has extensive humanitarian experience. In this episode, he explains what it was like to save people from drowning in the mediterranean sea, what it is like to constantly be on stand-by to go to an emergency, and why he started to work with Communication in the first place.
    - I was literally saving peoples lives, picking people up from the water, and seeing and meeting people that are more or less always traumatized when they get onboard. It was definitely a life-changing experience, says Saman Saidi.

    • 11 min
    What´s it like on a vessel in the Mediterranean sea? - Saman Saidi

    What´s it like on a vessel in the Mediterranean sea? - Saman Saidi

    Saman Saidi is the Humanitarian Communications Manager at Save the Children. Saman has worked with Communication for many years and has extensive humanitarian experience. In this episode, he explains what it was like to save people from drowning in the mediterranean sea, what it is like to constantly be on stand-by to go to an emergency, and why he started to work with Communication in the first place.
    - I was literally saving peoples lives, picking people up from the water, and seeing and meeting people that are more or less always traumatized when they get onboard. It was definitely a life-changing experience, says Saman Saidi.

    • 11 min
    Making an impact – how to make an impact in Afghanistan? - Sandra Kukla

    Making an impact – how to make an impact in Afghanistan? - Sandra Kukla

    Sandra Kukla is the Reporting Specialist at the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Kabul. Sandra moved from working in the private sector to the field of international development and a job in Afghanistan. In this episode, she explains why and how she made that shift in her career, what she finds as most rewarding about working in the global impact sector, and what it’s like to be a woman working in Afghanistan.
    - Knowing that you have an immediate impact on the lives of many Afghans, thousands of Afghans are not only rewarding but definitely motivating. So, I really enjoy my work here, says Sandra Kukla.

    • 4 min
    Making an impact – how to achieve zero hunger? - Gerard Rebello

    Making an impact – how to achieve zero hunger? - Gerard Rebello

    Gerard Rebello is the Head of Supply Chain at WFP in Nigeria. Gerard has worked with logistics for many years and has an extensive humanitarian experience. In this episode, he explains how his work helps people in need to receive food, what it’s like to work with logistics in humanitarian situations, and how he got into that field in the first place.
    - You might literally have to even have donkeys carry bags because that’s the only way you can get from this point to the people we are serving so you know the reward and the thrill is in the learning to overcome the impossible that kind of keeps you going on a day to day basis, says Gerard Rebello.

    • 1 min
    Making an impact – what does a good CV look like? - Anna Cook

    Making an impact – what does a good CV look like? - Anna Cook

    Anna Cook is the Deputy Group Leader – Talent Acquisition at CERN in Geneva. Anna has a longstanding experience in working with human resources and talent acquisition. In this episode, she explains what she looks for when reading CV’s and application letters, which skills she sees as the most needed, and why she went into the field of human resources.
    - 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.

    • 1 min
    Learn directly from a Recruitment Manager at UN Headquarters

    Learn directly from a Recruitment Manager at UN Headquarters

    Learn directly from a Recruitment Manager’s voice at UN Secretariat how to succeed in your career at UN Secretariat? See to him explaining how he got there himself and what are they looking for in candidates.
    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

    • 1 min

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