Application Open For NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program in Africa

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Deadline: 25 March 2019

ARNOVA and AROCSA, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, have established the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) in Africa that is intended for senior civil society/NGO leaders who are contemplating or have decided to move on from their existing NGO.

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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.


The objectives of the LTFP in Africa are to:

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  • Contribute to the process of establishing a supportive infrastructure for leadership transition within the NGO movement in Africa.
  • Promote the creation of leadership spaces for the next generation of leaders in African civil society to grow and strive.
  • Increase the documentation of leadership experiences/reflections and renewal processes within civil society in Africa.


  • Stipend: $9,000 covering living support for the three months during the fall semester at a USuniversity
  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

How to Apply

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  • Avatar Kinawa Oliver says:

    Thanks for that great opportunity and May God bless you.
    I’m the executive director of Yamba Africa children’s Ministry and I wish to be there for that training.
    I’m in Uganda and I like to know about how the travels will be.

  • Avatar Kinawa Oliver says:

    And to know if I will be paying for my air ticket or you shall be paying for us.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Kinawa Oliver,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar ROMARIC says:

    Happy to meet this opportunity.In our country Benin this practice can help young to get hability to achieve a new goals as recommended SDS.

  • Avatar Robert Kakuru Byamugisha says:

    I appreciate so much this opportunity.
    Am the Executive Director Kick Corruption out of Uganda (KICK-U). Am so much interested in this Programme.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Robert Kakuru Byamugisha,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Jean-Baptiste DIAI says:

    This is a capital information. I will try to go through the application process.

    Executive Manager
    West Africa Financial Initiatives Group
    Abidjan Ivory Coast

  • Avatar Nelson Banda says:

    My name is Nelson Banda, National Coordinator of the Zambian National Men’s Network, and would like to participate in the leadership training. Thanks for sharing this opportunity

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Nelson Banda,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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