The ODI Fellowship Scheme has been sending young postgraduate economists (and, as of 2014, statisticians) to work in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific on two-year contracts since 1963. Providing an excellent opportunity to develop skills and gain experience working within a developing country’s government, the application process for the 2015-2017 Fellowship Scheme is now open. Students are advised to apply before 17 December 2014 for a chance to be part of the ODI Fellowship Scheme. This year the Scheme is aiming to place Financial Inclusion ODI Fellows in collaboration with the Gates Foundation to work on the issue of improving the access of poor people to financial services. The Scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities.
degree in economics, statistics or a related field
postgraduate degree qualification*
ability to commit to a two-year assignment
* For those studying for a postgraduate degree at the time of application, the award of a Fellowship will be conditional upon the successful completion of their degree.
Salary is c.£21,000.00 p.a. Start date is September/October 2015.
Application is via the online application form: http://jobs.odi.org.uk/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=20874
To read some first-hand experiences of current and former Fellows, please see the following page: http://www.odi.org/fellowship-scheme/experiences