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African women fellowship

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by kilimasera, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. kilimasera

    kilimasera JF-Expert Member

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    The Peace and Security Fellowship Programme for African Women is designed to expose young professional African women to the complexities of conflict, security and development. The exposure is to equip them for careers in this field by developing their expertise to generate African-led ideas and processes of change foraddressing challenges on the African continent. The Fellowships especially aim to ground this expertise on peace and security in the pursuit of excellence and integrity.The Fellowship is conceived against a number of background factors:
    First is the comparatively low number of African women exposed to rigorous academic writing and policy analysis in the field of peace and security especially as compared with those involved in human rights and development issues.
    Second is the need to assist African women to meet the demands of the Beijing process and the subsequent UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that calls for the inclusion of women at all decision making levels in “all national regional and international institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts”.
    This Fellowship is aimed at challenging the existing tendency that seems to reinforce the male dominant discourse on conflict and security related matters. The Fellowship is designed to develop the network of African women scholars working in the field whilst linking them with the peace and security mechanisms of relevant institutions.
    Candidates must be female citizens from African countries.
    Successful candidates must hold valid travel documents prior to acceptance.
    Candidates must have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights, gender and 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 and the ALC : 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 will 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
    This is a fully-funded* opportunity, and funds will be made available to the Fellows to cover tuition, subsistence in the U.K. and Africa, and all travel expenses related to the programme in both phases.1 While funding will be made available to pay for accommodation, successful applicants are expected to find their own accommodation both in the U.K. and Africa. Fellows are strongly advised to make all necessary accommodation arrangements prior to taking up their positions on the Fellowship Programme. Apply To be considered for the Fellowship please e-mail or post the following documents to Eka Ikpe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Eka Ikpe, Conflict, Security and Development Group, King’s College, London, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London, WC2R 1HH, UK by 17:00 hrs, Thursday 31 March, 2011:
    A letter of application detailing your relevant experience and qualifications
    A supporting statement detailing why you think that this Fellowship is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues (not longer than 2,000 words)
    2 letters of recommendation(To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Thursday 31 March, 2011)
    A recent Curriculum Vitae
    Two samples of your written work (maximum 5,000 words) with a one page abstract
    Please ensure all documents are sent in as MS Word attachments in a single email message (separate emails for the same application will not be accepted) or as a single post package and that your name is indicated at the top right hand corner of every page of all documents submitted.
    Pdf version can be accessed here.

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    from: African Women Fellowship - Wavuti