Now thoroughly in my 2nd year of the Fellowship, my scope of work at USAID has definitely shifted. I’m leading and managing two projects now, co-organizing for our Africa regional climate change technical officers meeting, and serving as lead writer for project design in Rwanda. In general, my responsibilities have acquired increased weight and my involvement is more central than only supportive. Frankly, I really like this because (a) I do love to organize and manage and (b) it helps me focus. These priorities enable me to (gently) say no to things that are so interesting but not currently essential. Plus, there’s (c) I really do enjoy all the projects I’m leading on! They all test different parts of my skill-sets, from people management to applied conceptual design.
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