FAQ

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Our recruitment focus changes regularly, depending on the needs of our business and locations of operation. Positions may be project, sector and/or location specific, or more general research positions open to more than one location. As new positions become available, our careers page is updated – so make sure you check regularly.

Athena believes in looking at the potential an employee can offer. Some of Athena’s most senior consultants joined the firm as interns and have worked their way up – proving by doing and contributing towards the company’s growth and success. We therefore welcome applications from candidates who resonate with our data-driven mission to solve real world issues. We also offer a range of internship positions that offer a taste of life at Athena.

The development sector often attracts individuals who want to see a change in the world. But what does development actually mean? At the heart of every development professional should be the will to create a world where development is no longer necessary. At Athena, we believe in the value of data science to bring about such a world. We encourage prospective candidates to look at our project portfolio to understand the role of data science in our work. All aspects of your application should demonstrate your passion for the work that we do, with concrete examples showcasing synergies between our work and your impeccable academic and career history. We believe this passion is best demonstrated through a commitment to global development issues, along with on-the-ground experience in a developing country.

Athena’s recruitment process has been designed in a way that encourages you to demonstrate the skills and values we’re looking for, rather than simply talking about them. Once we receive your application, we will review your qualifications and experience against the job description. Where we see a potential match, the interview process will comprise several rounds, including two rounds of interviews, along with a case study/task to complete.

Athena supports a multicultural ecosystem – not only in its makeup, but also in thinking. Candidates who think outside of the box and are able to bring fresh, innovative thinking to the table while remaining true to our mission will thrive at Athena. In addition to this, we look for candidates whose confidence drives their intellectual curiosity, while remaining purpose-driven and focused on our stakeholders. Your work may take you to a remote village in Sierra Leone or right to the heart of the Government of India – requiring high levels of integrity and self-management at all times.

Athena recruits a range of candidates, from undergraduate level interns, right up to sectoral specialists with years of experience. Provided we are not at capacity, we are able to accomodate interns throughout the year.