The U.S. Embassy in Djibouti is pleased to announce the annual competition for the 2022-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program.
This one-year, fully-funded scholarship program is offered to midcareer professionals working at the policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university.
The Humphrey Fellowship brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States for a one year mid-career program of non-degree study and related professional activities.
The program seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding between Americans and professional counterparts from Djibouti.
Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities for the August 2022—June 2023 academic year.
Utilize This Offer
1. Must be a Djiboutian citizen;
2. Possess a degree and have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study;
3. No age restriction, but priority given to ages 30-50;
4. Are a mid-career professional in a leadership position who has a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement;
5. Have a minimum of 5 years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2022) in the relevant field and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization;
6. Have not attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2022;
7. No recent U.S. experience of over six months during the five years prior to August 2022;
8. No dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status;
9. Be proficient in both written and spoken English as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based), although exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated and will be considered for one of the two English training programs.
10. Are not U.S. Department of State employees or their immediate family members;
11. Be in good health.
English Language Training
In an effort to engage with candidates from non-elite populations, rural areas, minority groups, and others who may be excellent candidates but are lacking the necessary language skills, English language training is available for nominees with lower TOEFL scores.
Currently, two opportunities for English training in the United States are available to prepare Fellows to participate in the academic year Humphrey Fellowship:
> Long-Term English (LTE) language training is an intensive 16-week program; and
> Pre-Academic English (Pre-Ac) language training is an intensive eight-week course. English language training participants will train together in groups at different campuses and then transfer to their academic-year host campuses after completing LTE or Pre-Ac.
Note: Humphrey Fellows may bring dependents on J-2 visas to accompany them while in the United States if they meet all required criteria. All expenses for J-2 dependents must be covered by the Fellow.
Fellowship fields / sectors:
• Human and Institutional Capacity;
• Rights and Freedoms;
• Sustainable Lands;
• Thriving Communities.
Applications must be completed and submitted online no later than July 24, 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview at which time, the originals of all documents must be produced. Incomplete / poorly written applications will not be considered.
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