Deadline:18 March 2016
The African Leadership Centre (ALC) as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi has announced acall for applicationsfor thePeaceand Security Fellowship for African Women for 2016/2017.
The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. To this end, the ALC undertakes to do the following:
Create an enablingenvironmentfor ideas that are grounded in African realities Provide space for interaction with role models Build capacity for independent thinking Expand the knowledge base to develop transformational ideas that can be nurtured to create visions of change Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change
It’s a fully funded opportunity, not including any visa application and processing costs. Funds will be made available to theFellowsto cover tuition, subsistence in theUKandAfrica, and all travel expenses related to the programme in both phases. While funding will be made available to pay for accommodation, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the UK and Africa. Fellows are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements prior to taking up their positions on the Fellowship Programme.
Candidates must be female citizens of African countries. Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance. Candidates must have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights,genderand development issues. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa Candidates must demonstrate commitment to the core values of the programme: Independent thinking; Integrity; Pursuit of Excellence; and a Value for all forms of Diversity Candidates must have a relevant institutional base and be endorsed by an organisation with which they have been involved for at least two years. Exceptional candidates without such organisational ties may be given special consideration Candidates must have a demonstrable plan for how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon return to their countries and organisations Candidates must hold a Master’s or Bachelors degree with an equivalent level of professional experience. Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online through the website and ensure the following documents are attached in PDF format.
A letter of application detailing your relevant experience and qualifications. A supporting statement no longer than 1,000 words, detailing why you think that this programme is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues. 2 letters of recommendation (after you submit names and contacts of referees, they will receive an email asking them to submit the reference using our online system. These references received directly from the Referees must be received by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Friday 18 March, 2016). Recent curriculum vitae. Two writing samples (maximum 3000 words each).
For more information, please visitFellowship for African Women.