United States Institute of Peace’s Generation Change Program In Kenya, 2016

United States Institute of Peace’s Generation Change Program In Kenya, 2016

Application Deadline: February 12, 2016 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00).

The United States Institute of Peace’s Generation Change Program is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of civically engaged youth as they emerge as leaders in their communities. The program provides young civic leaders with a range of skills, experiences, and a dynamic community of peers in order for them to be more effective and resilient in their social change efforts. The content is designed to provide these civic leaders with the following:
  • Conflict Management Skills – The program aims to develop the skills of the emerging leaders in conflict management. The core skills of effective communication, approaches to negotiation, and dialogue facilitation central to the Generation Change training.
  • Leadership Development Skills – The program aims to strengthen the capacity of emerging leaders to lead and tell their stories. These skills help leaders communicate their mission and vision more effectively, and create healthier and more stable organizations.
  • A Dynamic Community of Civic Leaders – To counter the feeling of isolation that is felt by many civic leaders, the program deliberately focuses on creating relationships built on trust so that Fellows are able to turn to one another for guidance and support. The program also offers different platforms (electronic and in person) through which these leaders can connect and build lasting relationships.
Generation Change’s Fellowship program provides participants with conflict management and leadership skills and knowledge in order for participants to increase their ability to have a greater impact on their respective communities. This training will provide a space for participants to share ideas, gain new tools, practice constructive conversations, and gain skills to manage conflict nonviolently in their communities. It will also introduce participants to experts in the conflict resolution and leadership development fields. Additionally, the training will enable participants to build a network of civic youth leaders in their region and internationally.
Candidate Eligibility

Please review all eligibility requirements before you apply. In order to be eligible to participate in the program, candidates must:

· Must be between the ages of 18-35
· Must live and work in Kenya.
· Must hold a leadership role in a community organization.
· Must possess a willingness to participate and learn from peers and facilitators
· Must have a passport that is valid until December 2016.

Benefits
  • Upon completing the training, participants become Generation Change Fellows.
  • Fellows join Generation Change’s global community of emerging civic leaders and will have on-going access to various resources provided by USIP.
  • USIP will pay for participant airfare, lodging, meal, and visa expenses.Schedule
    Sunday, March 13 Arrive in country (TBD)
    Monday, March 14 Generation Change Training Day 1
    Tuesday, March 15 Generation Change Training Day 2
    Wednesday, March 16 Generation Change Training Day 3
    Thursday, March 17 Depart for home

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Submission should include
• A completed application form via Survey Monkey
• An updated CV e-mailed to genchange@usip.com
• A scanned copy of a valid passport e-mailed to genchange@usip.com

Submission

Please submit the application using Survey Monkey. Please e-mail all attachments in one e-mail to genchange@usip.com. The e-mail subject line should read: LAST NAME, GC application. Submissions that are incomplete or missing materials will not be considered.Applications will be accepted no later than February 12, 2016 at 17:00 (GMT -4:00). All inquiries should be sent to genchange@usip.com

Notifications of Application Status
Selected participants will be notified by email by February 20, 2016. If you are not notified by this time, you have not been selected.

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