Osman Consulting’s director, Moustafa, attended the University of Birmingham’s first International Development Society event as a speaker/panelist which focused on careers in the international development sector.
The event also hosted the Internship Manager of Humanitarian Academy for Development, Ali Al-Rowni as well as some existing Islamic Relief Worldwide staff who have gone through the internship program into permanent positions.
Moustafa focused on key questions that students or those interested in international development must ask themselves before entering into the field. By highlighting the necessary skills and attributes of an aid worker, the students were able to gain an insight into what it is like to work on the field and overcome obstacles while on a project abroad.
The postgraduate students were very keenly engaging with questions around how their studies could be fitted to their future aspirations, and how best to adapt their experiences with future roles in the humanitarian and international development field.
Osman Consulting sees a duty of care to the humanitarian sector and to those whom will enter into working in it, to give best advice and experiences for the benefit of employees and beneficiaries in future operations, through engaging with students and centers of education.