For those considering a career in international development and seeking to understand the personal rewards of such a career, Choosing a Career in International Development: A Practical Guide to Working in the Professions of International Development by Donovan Russell, is the perfect introduction to the field.
This book provides practical information on what it means to work in overseas development, answering questions like: “What exactly is International Development?” “What does one do who works in it?” “What are the required skills?” and “What are the specialties and careers?” It describes implementation approaches, host country views, professional challenges, and cross cultural wok by citing actual accounts, selected episodes, orientations, and heart to heart conversations.
“Russell draws on decades of development experience around the world. His book is real, pertinent, relevant, and most importantly, sensitive to cultures. His immense popularity among host peoples and respect among colleagues is testimony to his sincerity and understanding,” quotes Betty Tonsing, PhD, Executive Director of Right Sharing of World Resources. Donovan Russell completed Bachelor and Masters degrees at the State University of New York and a PhD at Cornell University. He experienced an overseas career of thirty three years, taking him to many nations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Most recently he has been a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University, teaching and advising graduate students who are preparing for a career in International Development.
Choosing a Career in International Development: A Practical Guide to Working in the Professions of International Development is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-363-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-364-3) at Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. The books can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom.