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    Thursday, 9 March 2017

    The Africa Initiative for Governance Fellowship 2017-2018

    Blavatnik School of Government

    The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford hereby invites applications for the 2017-2018 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) for West Africans who have distinguished themselves in public service and are ready to further develop their understanding of specific policy issues and solutions. Successful AIG participants (AIG Fellows) are expected to develop case studies and/or policy briefings or op-eds on their areas of expertise, share their policy implementation expertise by speaking in workshops to impart the public.

    Selection Criteria
    Applicants must be residing in Nigeria or Ghana. 
    Candidates must demonstrate commitment to public service in their country, region and in extension, globally.
    Fellows must be available to spend time for up to six months at the Blavatnik School between September 2017 and June 2018.

    Application Process
    Send your application including:
    1. A curriculum vitae (CV) or Resume
    2. Written attestations from two referees to support your application
    3. A cover letter setting out how you meet the criteria, your proposed area of study and reflection, how you would propose to engage in that area at the Blavatnik School, and indicative dates for your visit if successful.
    To recruit@bsg.ox.ac.uk with the title “AIG Fellowship.”

    A few things to note:
    The Fellowship will be awarded by the Blavatnik School of Government AIG Fellowship Panel, a specially-convened group made up of senior academics and policy advisors. Successful candidates will be responsible for making their visa and travel arrangements to the UK. Accommodation, visa costs and standard class return flights are covered by the AIG Fellowship funding, as well as reimbursement of reasonable living expenses in line with university guidelines and visa regulations. Funding of family members is not included.

    The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) works with governments, academic institutions and other partners to improve governance and transform public sector performance. This pioneering initiative brings proven private sector innovation, leadership and funding in a private-public partnership to attract, inspire and support future leaders of the public sector. With our continuing support, these high-calibre individuals will drive best practice standards of governance across Africa, ensuring sustainable economic growth and social justice. Learn more about the Africa Initiative Governance (AIG).

    The Blavatnik School’s mission is to improve government and public policy around the world. It draws on the insights of many disciplines represented in an outstanding faculty to conduct research and teaching that is applied to the present challenges facing governments. The School engages with policy-makers and scholars from around the world, regularly convening representatives from the public, private, not-for-profit and academic communities to find solutions to pressing public policy problems. The School is Oxford University’s newest department, housed in a spectacular modern building. The School is also one of the most international departments in Oxford: there are currently students from over 70 countries.

    Applications Close
    Monday 10 April 2017 by 12 noon (UK Time).

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