Job advertisements often emphasise the function rather then the profession. Furthermore, organisations use different job titles, which can be confusing.

Organisations have their own history and culture. And so they do not all use the same titles for the various functions. For example, a delegate at Caritas represents the organisation in another country, a position which would be called a country coordinator, a country director or a programme director in another organisation, while at the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, a delegate has very particular tasks.

Experts in some organisations are called expatriate specialists, while in other organisations they are called specialists.

Other job titles that can be found in job advertisements, for example consultant, provide very little information on their own. Consulting can mean many things.

In order to fully understand the position being advertised, it is important to carefully study the tasks and where the position lies within the organisation.

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