Fellowship in Public Health and Social Work (Registration deadline: February 28, 2024)

Fellowship in Public Health and Social Work


Society the world over is faced with mounting public health challenges, from pandemics to forced displacement, to rapidly depleting planetary resources. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the complex links between population health, and the wider economic, social, political, environmental, and commercial determinants that shape human and planetary health in the globalised world we inhabit.

Global attitudes to public health have never been more significant. Migration, inequality, and the global economy have changed how we think about health and illness. As a result, tackling public health issues now needs to be viewed on a global scale.

This fellowship will prepare you to evaluate and support the development and implementation of evidence-informed and rights-oriented local, national and global public health policies and programmes. It, therefore, is likely to be of interest to you if you are already working in or are keen to develop a career in: public health policy and practice; the health and social care sector; the humanitarian sector; the development sector, and academia.

This programme is delivered in English only. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

Who Should Participate

  • Staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations working in both relatively stable regions and conflict-affected areas.
  • Young graduates wanting to break into the international development sector.
  • Postgraduate students seeking to use their scholarly skills to address social and economic challenges for underserved populations.
  • Researchers and consultants in civil society organizations, think-tanks and international NGOs.
  • Enthusiastic individuals who desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact.

Benefits

  • Gain extensive knowledge of global development delivered by professionals drawn from a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions thereby boosting your career confidence and expanding your professional network.
  • Become proficient in development research techniques from a practical point of view.
  • In-house staffers and Fellows joint response to global and regional requests for proposals and other solicitations that invests in knowledge, innovation and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world.
  • Gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support development-related studies.
  • Receive the prestigious IDR authorized certificate of fellowship in public health and social work.

Programme/Tasks

  • A First Look at Global Public Health
  • SDG Indicators for Health
  • Public Health Data Sources
  • Data Collection for Public Health
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Needs Assessment
  • GPS Mapping of Intervention Locations
  • Designing and Implementing Public Health Programs
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Communication for Development Professionals
  • Safety and Security of Aid Workers
  • Early Warning, Alert and Response System
  • A First Look at Poverty Assessment
  • Templates for Social Programs
  • Monitoring Template for Forced Displacement
  • Education in Emergencies
  • Protecting Vulnerable Populations
  • Writing Policy Briefs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why the fellowship in public health and social work?

Global attitudes to public health have never been more significant. Migration, inequality, and the global economy have changed how we think about health and illness. As a result, tackling public health issues now needs to be viewed on a global scale.

This fellowship will prepare you to evaluate and support the development and implementation of evidence-informed and rights-oriented local, national and global public health policies and programmes. It, therefore, is likely to be of interest to you if you are already working in or are keen to develop a career in: public health policy and practice; the health and social care sector; the humanitarian sector; the development sector, and academia.

What is the mode of this fellowship programme?

Fellows will be in the network of IDR and will be able to make original contributions to our programmes and thematic areas. They will continue to work or study in their current positions and various locations, but will interact with IDR as a part of the Fellowship.

Do I need to have experience in the development sector?

This fellowship will expand your personal and professional skills in public health and social good. The focal areas are short-term opportunities that provide valuable work experience that is almost impossible to acquire in any other way as entry-level professionals. In this fellowship, you will be expected to take on a lot of responsibility and meet some demanding challenges in order to position yourself as an in-demand development professional.

What are the important dates in this programme?

December 1, 2023:
Application opens

February 28, 2024:
Application closes

March 1, 2024:
Notification of successful applicants

March 1, 2024 – March 14, 2024:
• Batch enrollment of fellows on Microsoft Teams
• Creation of LinkedIn profile
• Familiarity tour of co-fellows

March 15, 2024:
Commencement of remote fellowship activities

April 15, 2024:
End of programme and issuance of certificate of fellowship in public health and social work.

How is this programme funded?

This development programme is a sole initiative of Dataville Research LLC and and does not receive any external funding for any of its activities. Hence, as a matter of policy, selected participants will be required to pay NGN 7000 or 23 USD training fee.

Further enquires?

For further enquiries, please send a mail to fph@datavillegroup.com. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.