NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program in Africa

ARNOVA & AROCSA in partnership with the Ford Foundation are offering the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) for NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program. All applicants must be Executive Director of an NGO in Africa, and from Africa that is seeking to transition away from their NGO in the next 2-3 years. A range of benefits will be granted to the winning fellows.

Scholarship Description
ARNOVA and AROCSA, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, have established the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) in Africa. This program is intended for senior civil society/NGO leaders who are contemplating or have decided to move on from their existing NGO. This program seeks to help that leader develop a succession plan within the organization, contemplate a personal transition plan and also preserve their knowledge and experience.

Award Value
The winner of the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) will receive benefits as follow:

  • Stipend: $9,000 covering living support for the three months during the fall semester at a US university
  • Housing: one single furnished bedroom in a 4-bedroom apartment shared with three other fellows for three months in Indianapolis
  • Health insurance through Indiana University for three months in Indianapolis
  • SEVIS fee
  • Economy class return ticket from home country to the US for the semester at Indiana University in Indianapolis
  • Up to $1000 travel funds to attend the AROCSA conference in July 2020 and closing retreat
  • Costs related to attending the opening retreat in the program
  • Costs related to attending the 2019 ARNOVA North American annual conference

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in relevant fields.

Place of Study
The study will be taken at any University in the United States.

Eligibility and Criteria
The applicants of the Leadership Transition Fellowship Program must meet the reqquirements as follow:

  • Executive Director of an NGO in Africa, and from Africa that is seeking to transition away from their NGO in the next 2-3 years
  • Approval from the board to take a sabbatical from work from September – November 2019
  • Eligible to receive a J1 visa to the United States. Once an offer is made, participation may not be deferred
  • Medical fitness certified by qualified medical doctor

Applicants’ Nationality
The citizens of African countries are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Applicants are required to apply for the Fellowship through the electronic application below. Applications must include the following:

  • Completed electronic application forms
  • Copy of current passport (if you have a need or questions regarding children under the age of 18 or dependant/spouse, please contact the AROCSA Coordinator, Anastesia Okaomee at aokaomee@arnova.org. Once selected, current passports for approved additional visitors would be needed immediately for timely visa processing)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (including one from the NGO Board Chair indicating that the board is aware and approves of the applicant’s participation in the fellowship)
  • A 3-5 page (double space, 12pt font with one inch margins) personal statement that includes, but not limited to, the reason for participating in the fellowship and anticipated fellowship objectives that the applicant seeks to achieve

Submission Deadline
25 March 2019.

Website and Application Link

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