Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program in USA, 2013/14

Stanford Graduate School of Business in USA  program is for pursuing Masters-MBA degree,  Program is of two-year course of study and in that under this program  8 number of  African citizens  will be supported with financial need of tuition and associated fees (approximately US$140,000) and also contributes to room, board, and other living expenses. After the completion of MBA fellowship program fellows are required to work in Africa for at least two years, or else would be required to repay the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship. Further open to nationals of Africa and can be taken at USA.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

-Applicant must be a citizen of an African country. Dual citizens are eligible for the fellowship as long as one citizenship belongs to an African nation.

-Permanent residents of an African country are not eligible at this time.

-Applicant must have completed, or be in the final year of completing, your university studies.

-If you studied at an undergraduate or graduate institution in Africa, we especially encourage you to consider applying for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program.

-Citizens of countries in Africa who studied in countries outside of Africa remain eligible for consideration.

-Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must return to work in Africa, within two years of Stanford MBA graduation, to work for a period of at least two years.

-Stanford MBA students pursue a wide variety of careers as alumni: you will be prepared to succeed in organizations of every size and description.

-As a Stanford Africa MBA Fellow, we expect you to contribute the management and leadership skills you learned at Stanford to developing the African economy.

-As such, our expectation is that Stanford Africa MBA Fellows will be committed to African organizations with significant operations and impact in the region.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, 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, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe), can submit an application for this scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. Up to eight fellowships will be awarded annually.
  1. Stanford MBA Program is of two-year course of study.
  1. At minimum, the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship covers two years of tuition at the Stanford MBA Program, plus all associated fees. Stanford GSB also contributes to room, board, and other living expenses if you have additional financial need demonstrated in your financial aid application.Please note that citizens of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Zimbabwe may need to discuss their loan options with the Financial Aid office. The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US$140,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB.
  1. Student must display the same criteria as all Stanford MBA program applicants: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions.
  1. If you are selected for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship, then we will notify you directly. If you are not selected for the Fellowship, you remain eligible to receive all need-based financial aid at Stanford GSB, in the form of fellowship and loans. If you are selected as a Stanford Africa MBA Fellow, your notification letter will outline your next steps.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

The mode of applying is online. Apply for need-based financial aid by the deadline date. After reviewing financial aid applications, Stanford GSB will notify you if you are selected as a Stanford Africa MBA Fellow. Confirm enrollment in Stanford GSB and accept the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship.

Apply to Stanford MBA Program in either Round 1 (2 October 2013) or Round 2 (8 January 2014).

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

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MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program open to Africans, (2014)

These Leadership Fellowship program is offered by Mo Ibrahim Foundation for Africans. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and new executives which allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries thereby creating a pipeline of future African leaders. The Fellow will work with the Bank for this purpose for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months and the Foundation will finance the costs associated with the position. It can be taken by the nationals of places mentioned herewith and the Fellow will perform the functions and duties of the position at the Temporary Relocation Agency of the Bank in Tunis, Tunisia, the headquarters of the Bank in Abidjan, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, or any other location from which the Bank carries out its operations.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

-The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and new executives. He/She shall be national of an African country, residing anywhere in the world;

-He/She should not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;

-He/She should not have close family relations with an active or non-active staff member, such as mother, father, sister and brother.

-Government officials, active military personnel and political party leaders are not eligible;

-Under the age of Forty (40) years or Forty-Five (45) years for women with children;

-Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences, International Development, Business Administration, Finance, Banking or any discipline relevant to the Bank’s business: such as outstanding academic credentials, relevant work experience, strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with others ;

-Have at least 8 years work experience relevant to the Bank’s activities;

-Demonstrate proven leadership and consultative skills;

-Experience in strategic planning and execution;

-Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management;

-Enhanced skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures;

-Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;

-Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources;

-Ability to analyze and interpret financial data;

-Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;

-Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan) can submit an application for this fellowship.

  • About the award:-
  1. The Bank’s Human Resources Department will carry out an initial vetting of applications to develop a short list of ten (10) applicant files to be sent to the Foundation for further reduction to three (3) candidates presented to the President of the Bank (or his designate) for final selection.

  1. Fellowships are offered for twelve (12) months.

  1. The Foundation will finance the costs associated with the position on the following terms: the fellow will receive an annual stipend monthly paid by the Bank out of the funds provided by Foundation funds. The Fellow may be required to travel to different locations on instructions of the Bank. All expenses related to the Fellow’s official mission travel, including travel insurance but excluding travel and shipping costs relating to assumption of duty and repatriation, will be borne by the Bank.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. The mode of applying is online.

  1. The application deadline is 16 July 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

Announcing African Civil Society Support Initiative Regional Fellowship Programme, 2013

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This fellowship is available for civil society leaders and human rights advocates and is provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) along with their partners African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) and is tenable at host organization in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals must focus on the legal environment for civil society (for example, the rules governing the establishment, operation, funding or sustainability of NGOs, NGO-government relations, freedom of association, freedom of assembly, etc.). We are particularly interested in fellowship activities that will support an ongoing reform initiative in the fellow’s home country. The closing date of the grant is by 30 September 2013.

 

Information:-

·        About the eligibility:-

To be eligible the applicants must:-

•Possess African citizenship;

•Hold a Masters Degree or an Undergraduate Degree (in a related field to law, development studies, international studies) with three year professional experience;

•Have worked with the organization for over a years and show dedication in continuing on his/her work with this organization;

•Display knowledge of the legal framework governing civil society.

·        About the nationality:-

Sub-Saharan African applicants (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe) can apply for this Africa fellowship.

·        About the awards:-

1.     Three regional fellowships are offered.

 

2.     All fellowships will take place between the periods of 11th November – 9th December 2013 (flexibility of the exact dates during this month available).

 

3.     ICNL will cover the cost of travel to and from the host city as well as room and board for the agreed-upon time period.

 

4.     Compliance with eligibility requirements and application procedures.

•Past or present experience in civil society law as a lawyer, academic, government official, or NGO leader.

•Demonstrated interest in NGO law reform.

•Quality of the proposed activity, including the significance of the issue to be studied.

•Likelihood that the Fellowship will help advance the legal framework for civil society in the applicant’s country.

•Commitment to continue working on civil society legal issues for a minimum of 12 months upon the applicant’s return home, and ability to effect change based upon leadership potential.

•Applications that identify a preferred host organization and demonstrate some familiarity or prior contact between the fellow the potential host organization will be looked upon favourably.

·        About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

1.     Applicants must submit a completed application, proposal and a CV to acssi-at-acdhrs.org.

 

2.     The deadline for applications is 30 September 2013.

For detailed information about the application and the scholarships please visit the link