Remote Internship

Remote internship

Internships are excellent opportunities for young graduates considering a career in development to gain experience in field work. We provide challenging assignments, and applicants are expected to possess maturity, character, initiative and self-reliance as well as outstanding academic credentials and problem solving skills.

As a graduate field intern at Dataville Research, you receive tailored training, guidance and real responsibility from the beginning, quickly becoming an invaluable candidate in the global development sector.

Already, Africans account for about two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor. If current trends persist, they will account for nine-tenths by 2030. Fourteen out of 18 countries in the world—where the number of extreme poor is rising are in Africa. Also, the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing multiple relief and development organizations to limit travel and rethink operations. This calls for the training of young development practitioners.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to provide positions for in-house internship in our various offices across Africa however, we are pleased to announce the commencement of our innovative virtual internship programme where the participant (intern) gains field experience while working in a remote professional setting and is not physically present at any of Dataville Research offices.

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Research Fellowship

Our research tackles the complex and persistent challenges of poverty and development. We take a multidisciplinary approach and work with an international network of partners to develop solutions which we actively seek to see applied in development policy and practice.

Our Fellows consist of individual researchers working remotely on carrying out research on themes close to those of our programmes. Fellows will be in the network of an IDR affiliate 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.

We are soliciting for young professionals seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for underserved populations and desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact.

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Partnering with Local Firms

Dataville Research is committed to building lasting business relationships with small, disadvantaged, women-owned businesses and minority institutions that provide relevant and innovative ideas and services across geographic regions.

As a former small business, we value teaming relationships, establishing mutually beneficial partnerships and strive to provide maximum opportunity to all qualified businesses interested in partnering with us. As an integral part of our core business objectives, Dataville Research continually seeks diverse small businesses to increase our capabilities and participate in our contracts.

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Call for Consultants: Short-term and Midterm Contract Assignment

Dataville Research typically work with a multinational team of project managers and implementers, global health consultants, regional experts, researchers, developers, data scientists, evaluators and analysts with years of experience delivering international development programmes across Africa.

Dataville Research is seeking the services of consultants experienced in delivering international development projects to strengthen the capacity of its statistical consulting center, donor-funded project evaluation and IDR programmes.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All opportunities are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


  • Evaluation Consultant (2 positions): Master’s degree in development studies or related field with 4 to 7 years of relevant work experience. Lead the research team to prepare an inception report that includes a literature review, a detailed methodology, work plan, and question guides (process for data collection, analysis and interpretation, the roles/tasks/levels of effort of team members, and a table of contents of the roadmap report); travel to the project locations lead the team of field enumerators to carry out data collection for surveys.

    • Data Scientist (3 positions): Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative economics or a similar quantitative field. A passion for machine learning with an understanding of algorithms ranging from NLP to Computer Vision. At least 2 years’ experience working with the humanitarian or development sector is an asset.

    • Statistician (3 positions): Ph.D or Master’s degree in statistics, quantitative survey methodology, or a quantitative social science field. Master’s-level applicants should have extensive prior experience working on complex surveys in a setting of a survey research organization. Demonstrated ability to conduct methodological research and strong SPSS, Stata, NVIVO, Tableau, R or Python programming skills.

    • AI Engineer (2 positions): Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, informatics or robotics with 3-5 years experience. The AI enginner will develop solutions using machine learning and deep learning techniques addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    How to Apply

    Applicants should apply by sending their updated CV/resume and a cover letter as a single document to n.abbas@datavillegroup.com. Due to the volume of applications received, we may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Closing date: June 16, 2020.

    RFPs and Business Enquiries

    Dataville Research regularly responds to requests for proposals (RFPs) and other solicitations from professionals working with international NGOs, national governments, regional organizations, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations and philanthropies.

    If you would like to invite Dataville Research to submit a statement of interest or jointly bid on an opportunity, please contact us. Thank you for interest in collaborating with us.