United Nations Foundation

Fellow, Digital Impact Alliance

US-DC
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

DIAL is a new global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency and social impact as it creates more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL will generate evidence of what works through field-based projects, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms for co-investment throughout the ecosystem. DIAL is hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and the team is based in Washington, D.C.
 
DIAL is seeking an Fellow ready to contribute to its research and advocacy work. The Fellow would conduct preliminary background research on digital development trends and topics, support the editing and curating of our organization’s content (blog posts, content, website materials) and offer overall support for the knowledge generation work of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Research topics relevant to digital development and present findings in various formats (reports, social media, etc.)
  • Develop content as an input for DIAL research agenda and communications channels (blog posts, social media)
  • Stay up-to-date on development, technology, and data for development news and provide these insights and updates to the relevant DIAL team on a regular basis
  • Additional support tasks as needed

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program or have graduated within the past year from a graduate degree program
  • Strong research skills and ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Interest in innovative ways to communicate technically complex materials
  • Demonstrated interest and experience with telecommunications and digital services in developing markets preferred

Other Information

The duration of the Fellowship, Digital Impact Alliance is 10 weeks.

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