2015 School of Data Fellowship Programme for Data Practitioners ( Funding Available)

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Application Deadline: March 10th 2015

Applications are now been accepted for the 2015 Fellowship Programme, The School of Data is looking to find new data trainers to spread data skills around the world. As a School of Data fellow, you will receive data and leadership training, as well as coaching to organise events and build your community in your country or region.
You will also be part of a growing global network of School of Data practitioners, benefiting from the network effects of sharing resources and knowledge and contributing to our understanding about how best to localise our training efforts.
As a fellow, you’ll be part of a nine-month training programme where you’ll work for an average of ten working days a month, including attending online and offline trainings, organising events, and being an active member of the thriving School of Data community.
Requirements:

People who fit the following profile:

  • Data savvy: has experience working with data and a passion for teaching data skills.
  • Social change: understands and interested in the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the media in bringing positive change through advocacy, campaigns, and storytelling.
  • Has some facilitation skills and enjoys community-building (both online and offline) – or, eager to learn and develop their communication and presentation skills
  • Eager to learn from and be connected with an international community of data enthusiasts
  • Language: a strong knowledge of English – this is necessary in order to communicate with other fellows, to take part in the English-run online skillshares and the offline Summer Camp
There are 7 fellowship positions open for the April to December 2015 School of Data training programme.
 

Geographical focus

The School of Data is  looking for people based in low-, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries as classified by the World Bank, and There is  funding for Fellows in the following geographic regions:

  • One fellow from Macedonia
  • One fellow from Central America – focus countries Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
  • One fellow from South America – focus countries Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
  • Two fellows based in African countries (ie. two different countries)
  • Two fellows based in Asian countries (ie. two different countries)

What does the fellowship include?

As a School of Data fellow, you’ll be part of  the 9-month programme, which includes the following activities:

  • guided and independent online and offline skillshares and trainings, aimed to develop data and leadership skills,
  • individual mentoring and coaching;
  • an appropriate stipend equivalent to a part time role;
  • Participation in the annual School of Data Summer Camp, which will take place in May 2015 – location to be confirmed.
  • Participation in activities within a growing community of School of Data practitioners to ensure continuous exchange of resources, knowledge and best practices;
  • Training and coaching of the fellow in participatory event management, storytelling, public speaking, impact assessment etc;
  • Opportunities for paid work – often training opportunities arise in the countries where the fellows are based.
  • Potential work with one or more local civil society organisations to develop data driven campaigns and research.

Apply Now for the 2015 School of Data Fellowship Programme

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the School of Data Fellowship Programme

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