Short-Term Opportunities

At AidData, we pride ourselves on having a diverse and amazing team. This is especially important when working across three anchor institutions and a growing list of interdisciplinary partners. If you are interested in joining us, check out our current short-term openings below.

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 2015-2016 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 anaysis, 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, 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 timing of this position is flexible based on applicant availability. Applicants will be expected to commit to be in Rwanda for 6-months and will begin work ideally by mid-January 2016 but timing is flexible based on applicant availability.Applicants will need to be able to pass a background check and must be US citizens. The selected fellow will receive a stipend to cover all travel, living, and housing expenses associated with the fellowship. This is a tentative position which is subject to availability of funds and final approval by USAID/Rwanda and AidData.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Alena Stern ( with the subject line "USAID/Rwanda GIS Fellow" by November 30, 2015.