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USAID/Rwanda GIS Fellow

The AidData Center for Development Policy is seeking recent graduates and young professionals to apply for a 6-month GIS Fellowship at the USAID/Rwanda Mission in Kigali, Rwanda.

The fellow will be based in the USAID/Rwanda Program Office and will work closely with the Mission staff to support the implementation of USAID/Rwanda's 2016-2017 GIS Action Plan to increase the use of GIS for analytical rigor and data-driven decision making. This will include developing a system for the Mission to georeference their aid projects, training USAID staff in geocoding and geospatial analysis, supporting implementation of the Mission's geospatial database, working closely with Program Office and Technical staff to analyze geocoded data to support strategy development and program analysis, and conducting outreach to the Government of Rwanda, US Embassy staff, and the ICT-Sector Working Group to support ongoing efforts around GIS and open data in Rwanda.

Preferred qualifications include skill in geospatial data management and analysis, familiarity with the production of geocoded aid information, previous work experience with USAID, experience living and working abroad, experience with development policy institutions, relevant coursework in international development, GIS, and quantitative analysis, and demonstrated ability to succeed in independent working environments.

The fellowship will begin in mid-October 2016 with pre-departure training at AidData’s offices in Williamsburg, VA and with the USAID GeoCenter in Washington, DC. Following the training, fellows will depart to Kigali, Rwanda where they will work at the USAID/Rwanda office through the fellowship end date of mid-April 2017. The selected fellow will receive a stipend to cover all travel, living, and housing expenses associated with the fellowship.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Alena Stern at with the subject line "USAID/Rwanda GIS Fellow" by August 24, 2016