Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organisation working on the use of data to drive poverty eradication and sustainable development. Our vision is a world without poverty that invests in human security and where everyone shares the benefits of opportunity and growth.
We work to ensure that decisions about the allocation of finance and resources result in an end to poverty, increase the resilience of the world’s most vulnerable people, and ensure no one is left behind.
We value the diversity of our workforce and would like to encourage you to take part in our diversity monitoring when applying for a vacancy. Please complete our Diversity Monitoring form and return it with your application.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community and ask you to complete our diversity monitoring form as part of the process.
If you would like to make a positive impact, increasing the reach of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you.
Apply to join our Consultants Database
We are currently looking for consultants to apply to join our network of professionals; applicants should send an up-to-date CV to HR@devinit.org, along with a short cover letter stating availability and daily rate. Consultants on our database will be contacted when we require support that corresponds with their experience and skills. We are particularly interested to hear from East Africa-based grant writing professionals with experience in preparing high-quality proposals for DFID, EuropeAid and other institutional donors.
Board members and Chair
We are seeking three new Board members to join us at an exciting time of growth.
We are looking for individuals with strong leadership skills, a strategic mindset and a track record of working in a personal or professional capacity on issues relating to social justice. Our vision, mission and ways of working underpin everything we do and so we are seeking those who feel passionately about the change we are trying to achieve through our work.
Experience working in international development would be a bonus, and we encourage applications from outside the UK, in particular from countries in Africa as we are also located in Kenya and Uganda. We are committed to diversity and aim to have a Board that is diverse in geography, race, age, gender and disability, as well as experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who offer skills in audit and financial management, risk management, fundraising, donor relations and political engagement.
We are further seeking a Board Chair to play a particularly important role in supporting our Executive Director to deliver our strategic objectives.
Details of these roles can be found in the Board membership and Chair terms of reference.
To apply, please submit your CV together with a detailed covering letter to HR@devinit.org with the subject header ‘BOARD CONFIDENTIAL’.
Positions will commence in October 2018 through to March 2019, and applications are therefore welcome from now until January 2019.
We look forward to hearing from you.