World Bank Group Africa Early Years Fellowships For Africans, 2017

World Bank Group Africa Early Years Fellowships For Africans, 2017

The World Bank Group is offering Africa Early Years Fellowships for African students. Fellows will receive ongoing training and work experience across relevant sectors, including education, health, nutrition and social protection.

Approximately 10 fellows will be selected and hired as short-term consultants for one year beginning early 2017, with the possibility of being renewed for a second year

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3% and Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.

Course Level: This is a yearlong fellowship program.

Study Subject: African professionals interested in a career in early childhood development are invited to apply for the Africa Early Years Fellowship. Fellows will receive ongoing training and work experience across relevant sectors, including education, health, nutrition and social protection.

Scholarship Award: Approximately 10 fellows will be selected and hired as short-term consultants for one year beginning early 2017, with the possibility of being renewed for a second year. Fellows will receive ongoing training and work experience across relevant sectors, including education, health, nutrition and social protection.  The Fellowship will include a brief orientation at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and fellows will also benefit from ongoing professional development and mentoring from WBG staff.  Fellows will be based in select countries in Africa, with the expectation that Fellows continue working in-country after the Fellowship conclusion.

Scholarship can be taken in Each Fellow will have a work program focused on one or two countries, and will be based in one of the following priority countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • Interested candidates should be based in-country, or willing to relocate with minimum or no compensation.
  • African nationals 25-40 years of age
  • Educational and professional experience in ECD/early learning
    • Graduate degree in a relevant field (including education, economics, statistics, health and nutrition, and social service) AND at least 3 years of professional experience in education, health, and nutrition or social protection, with preference for previous work in ECD/early learning; OR
    • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (including education, economics, statistics, health and nutrition, and social service) AND at least 5 years of professional experience in education, health, and nutrition or social protection, with preference for previous work in ECD/early learning
  • Functional experience in economics, evaluation, project design and operations, policy dialogue, or advocacy desired
  • Experience in the public sector, civil society, or multilateral organization preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in ECD/early learning
  • Demonstrated high potential and commitment to ECD and/or human development in Africa
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to work well in teams, including with senior officials
  • Ability to work effectively remotely
  • Fluency in English required of all candidates; fluency in French or Portuguese required of candidates interested in working in francophone/lusophone countries.

Nationality: Applicants from African countries (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be African nationals 25-40 years of age.

English language Requirements: Fluency in English required of all candidates; fluency in French or Portuguese required of candidates interested in working in francophone/lusophone countries.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: To apply, please submit a completed application form and resume by October 20, 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Fellows will be selected by December 2016 and will start work in early 2017.

Scholarship Link

1 Comment

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    November 14, 2016 at 9:36 PM

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