Digital Technology Intern

Position: Digital Technology Intern
Reporting to: Digital Technology Team Members
Location: Nairobi
Starting Salary: Monthly allowance

Pathways into the Digital Technology Graduate Internship Programme

The Pathways into the Digital Technology Graduate Internship Programme is a year-long internship directed at Information Technology (IT) graduates who are seeking to enter the Digital Technology Sector. The internship is designed as a professional development and training opportunity where the successful candidate will gain the knowledge and experience to establish a solid foundation to begin a career, in this sector.

Position: Intern

Location: Kenya Office (Nairobi)

Duration: 12 months

This internship will be provided with a monthly stipend.

Purpose:

Development Pathways Kenya is part of an international organisation, Development Pathways, which recognises the need to build the next generation of IT professionals through work exposure.

Therefore, the purpose of this internship is to provide recent Information Technology graduates, who are seeking to establish a career in our sector, with the much-needed support, professional development opportunities, teaching and mentoring by our experienced team digital technology team.

Professional Development:

This programme will provide varied learning opportunities including both formal professional development experiences as well as informal but valuable work experience and shadowing.

Throughout the year, you will work alongside and learn from the Digital Technology team in systems analysis, system design, system development and system implementation.

You will learn from practical experience through engagement in both technical and operational roles within the company. Some specific areas for skill development include:

  • Research, scoping and feasibility study
  • Software development
  • System analysis and design
  • System implementation
  • Client and consultant management
  • Budget management
  • Project logistics management
  • Digital communications (Twitter, LinkedIn etc.)
  • Graphic design for digital platforms
  • Proposal writing

You will have the opportunity to attend both internal and external training courses, workshops, and technical learning sessions on a range of topics that will be set out in a detailed internship programme.

Programme structure:

A detailed programme structure will be developed with the successful candidate covering the following digital technology competency areas:

  • Research, architecture, mapping, feasibility studies and reviews, audits, and assessment,
  • System analysis and design,
  • System development,
  • System testing, and
  • System documentation.

During this time, you will support the teams by engaging in a variety of tasks that will broaden your understanding of our position within the digital technology arena regarding the international development sector: from learning to build/maintain bespoke software solutions for developing country governments to support with project management and business development.

You will report to a designated senior member of the team.

Person Specifications:

  • A university degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology with a minimum qualification of upper second-class honours.
  • Need to have graduated in the past 12 months.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English, and good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the capacity to work both within a team and independently.
  • Outstanding time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proactive, with a positive can-do attitude.

Please note that this position is only open to those who have the right to reside in Kenya.

Benefits:

The successful candidate would receive the following:

  • Company laptop to use during the internship, and
  • Stipend

How to Apply:

We invite interested candidates, who meet the requirements, to email their application to internship@developmentpathways.co.uk.

Applications should include:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) specifying your qualifications and relevant work experience.
  2. A cover letter explaining why you are applying for this internship, how your recent relevant experience and skills meet the requirements, and when you graduated.
  3. The closing date for applications for this internship will be 9th May 2024.

Short-listed candidates will be expected to attend an interview.

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Overview of Development Pathways

Development Pathways is committed to bold and innovative thinking on social policy. We aim to provide creative, evidence-based, context-specific solutions to the social and economic policy challenges facing developing countries.

Working with a range of development organisations and country governments across the developing world, we believe that policy and programming must be evidence-based and tailored to the unique political realities of each country in which we work. In many contexts, this will mean challenging conventional thinking while proposing innovative solutions.

We combine country-specific social, economic and political analysis with lessons learnt from our collective international experience. We ensure that policies and programmes are robust and benefit the most vulnerable, including women and girls.

We also have a strong track record in designing cost-effective, appropriate technology for the implementation of social protection programmes, with significant experience in designing management information systems.

 

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