Submit Applications for YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Program

Deadline: 5 May 2019

Applicants are invited to submit their applications for its Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Program that is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.

The RLC SA will develop the young African leaders in Business and Entrepreneurship Development; Civic Leadership; and Public Management and Governance through a hybrid of innovative and complimentary approaches that include contact sessions; online mentoring; online self-paced tuition; industry placements and experiential learning.

 Aims 

  • Create critical thinkers
  • Solve complex and multidisciplinary problems
  • Foster entrepreneurial thinking
  • Innovative use of information, knowledge and opportunities
  • Encourage communication and multicultural collaboration
  • Create awareness of contemporary African issues

Objectives

  • To provide the platform and tools to empower dynamic young Africans.
  • To awaken their innate leadership potential for the benefit of Africa and its global partners.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The program is open to young African leaders aged 18 – 35 years old depending on their level of experience and track record in their chosen sector.
  • Participants must meet the following criteria:
      • Age (18-35).
      • English language proficiency.
      • Portuguese speaking participants will be accommodated in the Mozambique Hub at UEM.
      • A commitment to positively impact Africa, their own countries as well as communities.
      • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and interest in Public Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Civic Leadership.
      • Commitment to serve the development agenda of the African continent.
  • Young leaders from the following countries are eligible to participate in the programme: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Selection Criteria

  • Requirements:
      • A proven record of leadership in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement. They can be new entrants in public and private service institutions looking to develop their leadership abilities.
      • Proven record of knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected.
      • Proven record of active engagement in public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
      • Selected participants applying for the contact session must be willing to travel to the RLC SA in Midrand, Johannesburg or Maputo for the duration of the program.
      • A commitment to apply leadership skills and training to benefit their country and/or community after the program.
  • Skills:
      • Good interpersonal and communications skills
      • Knowledge of youth leadership and development issues
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
      • Demonstrate the ability to work in a small or large team setting
      • Proven computer skills
      • Cultural sensitivity
      • Positive attitude
      • Dedication, responsibility and reliability

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://yalisouthernafrica.melimu.com/#

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