How to Work in Someone Else's Country (Paperback)

How to Work in Someone Else's Country By Ruth Stark, Bill Bicknell (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ruth Stark, Bill Bicknell (Foreword by)
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Working abroad offers adventure, friendship with people of other cultures, intimate familiarity with exciting places, and opportunities to make real differences in communities. It also presents countless challenges, ranging from packing and staying safe and healthy to balancing project objectives with on-the-ground realities, working with local officials, and forging respectful and productive relationships. These challenges and many more are tackled in How to Work in Someone Else's Country. Drawing on thirty years of experience as an international consultant in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, Ruth Stark provides guidance for anybody preparing to work in a foreign country.

This easy-to-read guide is enlivened by real-life examples drawn from the author's journals and stories shared by colleagues. Slim enough to fit in a carry-on, this book is sure to come in handy wherever your work takes you.

About the Author

Ruth Stark is an international health professional who currently serves as a senior technical advisor in South Africa. She has worked with the World Health Organization, international relief and development NGOs, and national government agencies and institutions, and has taught and published widely on basic health services delivery in resource-limited settings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780295991368
ISBN-10: 0295991364
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2012
Pages: 174
Language: English