Call for Applications: Youth Investigator



Application Deadline

September 4, 2020


Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)  Rwanda is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities. We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Opportunity Trust  (DOT) is partnering with MasterCard Foundation to implement “Africa Youth and the Pandemic Speak Out, Reaching Out” Project in five African countries: Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana.

The Project will meaningfully engage the voices and actions of young African women and men in response to the current crisis and the subsequent efforts that will drive recovery. Through Speaking Out, Reaching Out, DOT will mobilize young women and men to lead investigation on the challenges and local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will also support youth innovators to scale their initiatives through peer and partner networks, critical health and safety resources, learning opportunities, and limited seed grants.

It is in that regard that DOT is hiring a team of youth investigators who will conduct a “Youth Led Investigation” under the “Africa Youth and the Pandemic Speak Out, Reaching Out” Project in Rwanda.


The Youth Investigator position will primarily involve work on three areas:

i) Conduct Digital Survey for stakeholders in your country;

ii)Engage in in-depth qualitative interviews with a selected number of stakeholders

iii) Participate in reflection sessions facilitated for participant analysis of surveys, interviews for both interim and final reporting.

Scope of Work

The successful Youth Investigators will be required to carry out the following tasks:

A. Conduct “Youth Led Investigation”: Digital Survey & Interviews

B. Data Entry, Analysis and Reporting

C. Partnerships development


The final deliverable of this assignment shall be the interim and final report of the investigation. The Youth-Led Investigation on COVID-19 Response and Recovery will be implemented in two stages:

Duration of the Consultancy Service

The Youth Investigator’s service is required for a period of four (4) months from September to December 2020.


Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) shall pay the Youth Investigator a monthly fixed stipend as professional fees only.

Assignment Management and Administration

The Youth Investigator will work closely with and report to the Youth Investigator Team Leader

Location of the position: Rwanda

Qualifications and Required Skills

The Youth Investigator to undertake the assignment is expected to have the following qualifications:

How to Apply 

Interested candidates can apply by sending their motivational letters and CVs to The deadline for sending applications is 4th September 2020 at 5PM.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.