Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda call for Young Women Researchers.


Application Deadline:March 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm 

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) invites young researchers to support the data collection and analysis for Rwanda gender analysis of program contexts for the Daring to Shift (D2S) project, an initiative funded by the Government of Canada & Digital Skills for Business funded by the World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership (DDP), the EQUALS’ Access Coalition and the GSMA. The purpose of this assignment is to: Generate research and evidence of gender in project contexts in Rwanda, through the mapping of stakeholders, recruitment of participants, qualitative data collection, and participation in analysis of results, using virtual methods and tools. The Young women researchers will work in close collaboration with the In-Country Consultant, DOT Rwanda Gender Officer, DOT HQ Gender Specialist, and other key DOT HQ staff.

The major objective of this initiative is to: Improve access, inclusion, and program quality for both young women and men, to support DOT’s gender equity approach to the D2S program. This initiative will provide an important grounding to D2S’s overarching goal of enhanced resilience and economic inclusion among participating unemployed and underemployed youth (aged 18 to 35) and their communities, and to develop and support the leadership and decision-making power of young women to enable them to thrive despite the barriers that they face to take advantage of economic opportunities.


The consultant(s) must possess:

– University degree;
– Experience in gender-sensitive research methods and gender analysis, including qualitative data collection
methods and tools;
– Experience collaborating with remote/distributed teams;
– Advanced virtual facilitation skills and experience with remote data collection;
– Strong local knowledge and networks relevant to youth employment/entrepreneurship in Rwanda;
– Experience supporting youth-led programming and working directly with youth to support their capacity;
– Thematic knowledge/experience in vocational education, entrepreneurship, and business skills development;
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with stakeholders at multiple levels and in multiple
country contexts;
– Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics and gender equality;
– Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English;
– Be a woman aged between 21 and 35;

How to Apply

Interested parties are requested to submit applications by email to DOT Rwanda, at [email protected] cc’ [email protected] by March 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm .

Note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis and short-listed candidates will be contacted before March 28, 2021.

Interested parties should include the following in their proposal:

– A cover letter showing expression of interest;
– Curriculum Vitae.

Terms of contract

The duration of the assignment will not exceed 3 months. The assignment is expected to begin March 2021 and will end in May 2021, depending on virtual data collection and adjustments due to COVID.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DOT call for Young Women Researchers


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