“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives? Do you want to work in the social sector along side Leaders helping them implement transformational reforms? Follow your passion and join us…
At every level, our work depends on a set of skills. We look for these skills in people we recruit and help them develop them further after they join.
During our recruitment process, we ask candidates how they would tackle problems similar to the ones we work with every day.
What we look for in candidates:
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Strong drive and motivation
- Highly developed interpersonal skills
- Good communication skills
- Interest in Social Issues
- Motivation to join our organization
Our interview process consists of two stages:
1. The first round of interviews consists of two 1:1 30 minute interviews – each interview will consist of a case study and personal experience questions.
The case study will consist of one or two problems similar to those we find during our work, and we would like to see how you would approach them. You will also be asked about one or two experiences in your past where you have confronted similar challenges. Most of our work revolves around working with officials, understanding problems in the field, developing and testing solutions, undertaking analysis and communicating recommendations – so the interviews will focus on these types of skills.
In some cases, shortlisted candidates are invited to take an initial written test which assesses ability to: understand and use data, think through issues logically, draw conclusions, synthesize information and to write clearly
2. The final round will consist of two 1:1 interviews, each lasting 45 minutes. Each interview will also consist of a case study and personal experience questions.
In order to help you prepare for the interview process, below are a few sample case studies:
Teacher attendance in district Fullanabad is 80%, compared to 91% for the state as a whole. You have been asked to investigate.
- What are the possible reasons why teacher attendance is lower in Fullanabad than in the rest of the state?
- What would you do while visiting the district? How would you conduct the investigation?
- One suggestion is that absence is high because of extra duties imposed on the teachers. How would you test this?
- The head of the district is reluctant to share information with you. What are the different approaches you can use to ensure you get the support you require?
- Your work shows that 20% of the teachers account for 50% of all absences. If absence among these teachers could be reduced to the average of the remaining teachers, what would the overall attendance rate be?
- How could you ensure that the district implements your recommendations?
Immunisation coverage in a province is 60%. You have been asked to design a plan to raise immunisation coverage.
- What are the possible reasons why immunisation coverage in the province is low?
- What steps would you take to identify the most important reasons?
- The initial analysis shows that vaccination coverage is good in towns and large villages, but much lower in small villages and distant areas. What steps could be taken to better cover these areas?
- A pilot is launched to increase the number of areas covered by vaccinators. The vaccinators call a strike. A senior official calls you to ask for help in dealing with the situation. What would you do next?
- The province is divided into three areas: A, B and C. The overall immunisation rate is 60%. The population of children in areas A, B and C is in a ratio of 3:7:2. Area A has an immunization rate of 40%. What would be the overall immunisation rate for the province if the immunisation rate of Area A is increased to 80%, keeping immunization rates for the other areas the same?