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Impactpool Virtual Career Fair for Middle Eastern and North African Nationals

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Join Impactpool's the MENA Virtual Fair on February 29th!

Impactpool will be conducting an online Career Event on Thursday, February 29th. This event is designed to support partner organizations in broadening their talent pools and empowering individuals interested in pursuing a career within the impact sector. Participants will have the opportunity to attend informative workshops and engage in direct conversations with HR professionals from prominent international organizations looking to connect with individuals from the Middle East and North Africa regions.

At 19%, the participation of women in the workforce in the MENA region is one of the lowest in the world and has been declining since 2020. Women are equally underrepresented in managerial roles, with 18% of posts currently being held by women. Though some recent statistics demonstrate that major advances have been achieved, much remains to be done to accelerate this progress.

The good news is that trend analysis, starting from the first Arab Barometer wave conducted in 2006 till the latest survey that took place between October 2021 and July 2022, reveals that public opinion across the region has in fact trended toward gender equality. In particular, when broken out by gender, women in every country have increasingly disagreed with the assessment that men are better leaders. Significant changes in women’s attitudes toward gender parity point to a growing feminist consciousness. Source

About the event

Impactpool's annual virtual career event will run from 9.00 - 14.30 CET (see this in your time zone) on the 29th of February supports impactful international organizations in expanding their recruitment efforts as they seek to engage with qualified nationals from the Middle East and North Africa. 

Why should you sign up to attend?

Attend insightful workshops and chat directly with HR staff from leading international organizations seeking to engage with nationals from the Middle East and North Africa.

Who should attend?

Highly qualified and purpose-driven nationals from North Africa and the Middle East who are pursuing a career with a positive impact. Currently working or seeking work in multilateral, bilateral, NGOs and other leading international development organizations

Essential criteria to join this career fair:

  • 4+ years of relevant international work experience

  • A Post-graduate degree (Bachelors considered with more work experience)

  • Language skills with fluency in English

  • You are a national from a country within the MENA region (the Middle East & North Africa).

What to expect at a Virtual Career Fair?

We at Impactpool are proud to host events like these Virtual Career Fairs, connecting impact organizations with talented professionals. On our job board, you’ll find 6000+ jobs. Make sure that you keep your Impactpool member profile up to date (profile settings).

Enjoy a day of interaction with HR reps through live sessions and one-to-one chats. Use your time well and explore your next career path!

In the Lobby, you find two types of booths per organization:

Live booths. 

Listen to a live presentation (follow the link to Zoom) and take the opportunity to ask your questions to the presenters. Keep the questions here to a general level and direct your more personal questions to the private chat.

Potential recordings and presentation slides are not necessarily shared after the event. If they are shared, it is done by the organization.

Main booth.

  • Information, jobs and chats

  • Explore information about the organization

  • See highlighted jobs, (check out their individual websites and/or Impactpool to see more vacancies)

Request to have a 1-on-1 chat.

In the Main booth, click the green button when the chat is live for that organization. You can request to chat with multiple organizations. You'll be automatically connected when someone is available. 

Once a representative is available you will be connected to the chat. The representative can view your uploaded  CV.

The chats are mainly an introduction, and a possibility to explore and interact. They are not formal interviews, rather an opportunity to learn more about the organization, vacancies, share your profile etc. It is foremost your responsibility to check out which positions would suit you best and advocate to the rep why that is. 

Most organizations will require you to apply according to their regular application process. We strongly encourage you to start the chat with displaying your interest in the organization. Highlight your profile, your skills and experiences. Ask your questions about career opportunities, work culture in the organization, what profiles they are looking for etc.

We recommend that you do not start the chat by saying “What jobs do you have for me”. Don't try "hard sell" yourself, but rather create an interactive and meaningful human interaction, ask the rep how they are doing and thank them for their time, we are sure they will appreciate it.

If you experience any difficulties with the event platform, start by refreshing your browser window, try turning things off and on again (tab, window, browser, computer, wifi etc.) There is a Help section in your event panel on the left.

Good to know

  • The event is conducted in English and is free to attend, with an approval-based registration (limited capacity) 

  • Accessibility - Impactpool Virtual Career Fairs are accessible to persons with disabilities (PWDs), who are encouraged to join.

  • The intuitive interface removes common logistical constraints, allowing you to connect from remote parts of the world while offering you a unique opportunity to engage with HR staff at leading International Organizations around the world. You can explore valuable employer information and job opportunities, join live sessions, and interact directly with an HR representative in a private chat. Share your background, experience and resumé via Desktop, Smartphone, or Tablet. Complete your profile to ensure the best prerequisites. No downloads are required.

Important Information:

  • To register, you need to have a member account on Impactpool. Sign up for free here. You can upload your CV and most details will be automatically imported to your profile. 

Your profile will be saved for future engagements. Once you have registered for the event, there will be a screening. If you meet the requirements, you will receive an email about the next steps and access to the event itself.

  • The event is hosted on the platform Brazen

  • Make sure to have a strong connection and if you encounter tech issues try first to turn on and off (tab, window, browser, computer), update your browser or try another one. We are available for further support at vcfsupport[at]

Hope to see you there and best of luck!

Register for the event