Call for Applications: January 2024 Entry and Mid-level International Development Programmes (Deadline: December 31, 2023)

Remote Internship in International Development

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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Fellowship in Project Management

As more than one billion people live on less than $1.9 a day, the imperative to address global poverty is ever present. This fellowship will help you design and implement intervention programs on behalf of government agencies, foundations, NGOs, and other clients deliver expert technical assistance that serve critical social, economic, environmental, and public health needs with an emphasis on measurable outcomes and impact.

The programme provides an understanding of needs assessments, data collection techniques from relatively stable societies to challenging political space and sustainability. It is is designed for both novice and mid-level development practitioners with a comprehensive, hands-on training that covers researching funding sources, writing award winning proposals and implementation of development assistance projects.

This fellowship aims for your intellectual engagement to be transformative and make a difference in our polarized world by pushing the boundaries of development thinking. We believe you can deliver impact as part of your fellowship, so instead of doing a term paper, you’ll complete your programme with a hypothetical consultancy project linked to real challenges.

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.

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Fellowship in Development Research

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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Multidisciplinary Statistical Consulting Internship

Statistical consulting is the most challenging and most rewarding part of statistics. A consultant uses the art and science of statistics to solve a practical problem. Problems come from many different fields – community development, marketing, manufacturing, public health, agriculture, or education, but many of us specialize in just a few application areas. Some consultants work at universities or public health agencies, some work in industry, and many run their own business.

Good consulting requires a strong technical background in statistics, good people skills, and for many, a good business sense. In addition, modern statistical consulting often involves distance relationships with clients and distance technology.

This remote statistical internship programme will help you develop skills that cover the whole range of the steps in the statistical consulting process: communication and managing client sessions, applying appropriate statistical techniques, interpreting results and communicating the findings in clear, non-mathematical terms. The hands-on exercises consist of real-life datasets from industry, healthcare and government. Therefore, it serves as a model for your analysis in this programme.

This programme is jointly delivered by our Statistical Consulting Center and Institute for Development Research. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

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Fellowship in Proposal and Grant Writing

This fellowship is aimed at staff of non-profit organizations, development workers, government officials, researchers, consultants and knowledge workers in universities, institutes, government agencies, and corporate organizations, UN agency staff and policy planners who want to learn how to write effective RFPs and grant proposals.

The programme provides an understanding of and practice in RFPs and grant proposal writing for non-profits and foundations. The program is designed for both novice and experienced grant-seekers, it is a comprehensive, hands-on training that covers researching funding sources and writing award winning proposals.

Further, the programme will teach you how to use a standard proposal writing format, the most widely used in the development sector. Fellows will leave this programme with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of their own organization and community.

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Fellowship in Humanitarian Leadership

UNHCR tent

The humanitarian field is growing and changing quickly. The increasing numbers of people in need, humanitarian workers and budgets have resulted in massive growth of and demand on the system. These shifts mean we need new models of effective humanitarian assistance and more capable humanitarian leaders to develop and implement them.

The Humanitarian Leadership in Complex Emergencies Fellowship is a rigorous professional development programme that prepares young humanitarian practitioners to address today’s humanitarian challenges as leaders in the evolving landscape.

The drivers of displacement in Nigeria are multi-faceted and complex and often overlap. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has triggered significant displacement in the marginalised north-east of the country since 2014. Competition between pastoralists and farmers has caused tensions in the central region, culminating in significant levels of violence and displacement. Long-standing ethnic conflict between Fulani pastoralists and Hausa farmers in north-western Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states also triggers displacement. Flooding displaces thousands of people every year.

This programme is jointly delivered by Dataville Research and a diverse team of humanitarian action practitioners drawn from the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection. The theoretical aspects of this fellowship are informed by key leadership behaviours, designed for practical application in a humanitarian response.

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Questions and Enquiries

International development is a popular career destination for many young people. Graduates can be found working in this field in a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.

Our programmes have achieved regional and global recognition as a result of our commitment to curricular innovations, community and international partnerships.

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