E6S7: The Ultimate Episode on Field Experience in Complex Settings with Hana’ Abdullah Raja Jum’ah

Summary & Key takeaways

Frustrated by the field experience requirement? Curious how to get your first field work assignment? You need to sit down and listen to Hana’ Abdullah Raja Jum’ah who has accrued over 113 months in humanitarian, fragile and development contexts including Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria and Tunisia.

In Episode 6 of Season 7, learn how Hana, while studying Geology as an undergrad, developed a taste for volunteering and has one of the most remarkable stories of volunteerism I’ve heard in my life.  Hana walks us through her field work experience with leading organizations like the IOM, Mercy Corps, FHI360, Queen Rania Foundation, Oxfam and others.

Hana also reflects on the future of field work in the covid-19 reality; how it is to be a field worker as a woman and her tips for starting a career in the field.

Check out previous seasons & episodes of our Award-Winning Social Change Career Podcast.

*Episode recorded on July 20th , 2020

Key Links:

Generations for Peace

Hana’s LinkedIn


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