Fellowship Scheme 2022 for young professionals, Overseas Development Institute

Publish Date: Apr 13, 2022

Deadline: Apr 27, 2022


The fellowship scheme provides host governments with highly qualified, early-career economists and statisticians and provides unique work experience to fellows. 

The ODI fellowship scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities who have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, statistics or a related field. Suitable specialised qualifications at postgraduate level include but aren’t limited to agricultural economics, environmental economics, international economics, health economics, development economics, and econometrics and statistics.
For those studying for a postgraduate degree at the time of application, the award of a fellowship is conditional upon the successful completion of the postgraduate degree.

Intellectual ability

  • A sound grasp of economic and statistical theory and the ability to apply that knowledge to real world problems
  • An ability to analyse data and information and to solve problems
  • An ability to communicate complex technical ideas to non-specialists, both verbally and in writing. " My time as a fellow in Uganda was highly formative. In all my subsequent jobs, including the IMF, BP, and now at Oxford Policy Management, the experience of being an ODI fellow has always been of exceptional value."
    Mark Henstridge, former ODI fellow in Uganda, 1988–1990 (Now CEO, Oxford Policy Management)

Personal qualities

  • Resilience and problem-solving skills to drive change and to work independently
  • Interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and political acumen to work well within a diverse team, sometimes on politically sensitive topics
  • Patience and humility to learn about new contexts and accept advice
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work within a resource-constrained environment Management and work-related skills
  • An ability to take initiative and be proactive
  • An ability to prioritise and delegate work
  • Able to consult and advocate
  • Good time management
  • An ability to work without supervision
  • Project management
  • Report writing

Applications are strengthened by a demonstrable interest in public policy, relevant work or voluntary experience and language proficiency (with English essential and French particularly advantageous) and strong IT skills.

To ensure candidates are not placed in difficult, dangerous or impractical situations they will ensure that all successful candidates are only offered suitable placements during the matching process. We will discuss this with the candidate directly during the allocation process.

How to apply
Applications will only be accepted if they are completed correctly according to the instructions available on our website and submitted by the closing date.
Applicants must be willing to commit to a two-year period in any of the countries that participate in the scheme. However, to ensure the safety of all involved, we take personal characteristics into account when placing fellows – see previous page.

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