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Save the Children
Senior Program Officer was asked...July 2, 2016

How much salary would you want to earn?

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I would like to fit within the current salary scale.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"What's your superpower" seems to be a commonly asked question

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I think I said I didn;t have one! Honesty is usually a good policy :-)

Social Science Research Council

What was the knowlegde and expertise about United Nations?

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I didn't elaborate much on it.

FHI 360

why did you apply for the job/role?

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I told them about my interest in the project and also my past experience in semilar project, I explained how I will bring my promblem solving skills and creative skills to play if given the job. Less

Pact (Washington DC)

How do you show passion in your work?

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I talked about specific situations where my "passion" for supporting international development had driven a successful project outcome. Kept things situational. Less

The Johns Hopkins University

Why did you quit your last job?

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Because I did not agree with the way with which the organisation was spending taxpayer money without aiming for actual results. I felt that by accepting a salary when there was no real goal compromised my professional integrity. Less

World Vision USA

What is Planning?

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Planning is, deciding in advance what is to be done in future.

US Institute of Peace

They were concerned that I had never been in a conflict zone. Most of their senior people have worked extensively in post-conflict socieities, helping reconstruct judiciaries, police forces, reconciliing former combants, etc.

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I was asked to manage a roundtable investigating how to apply science and technology to improve conflict management in post-conflict societies. My expertse was on the science and technology side. I emphasized that and the two years of work that I had already done with the Institute. Less

National Democratic Institute

What interests you in the position?

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Why CHAI. Why me etc

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