Deadline: 1 June 2016
Hands Along the Nile Development Services (HANDS), funded by the U.S. Department of State Office for Citizen Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is currently accepting applications for its Professional Fellows Program with an aim to promote the empowerment and inclusion of women in their societies.
The Theme of the Program will be on “Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Development for Organizations Improving the Status of Women”.
- HANDS invites qualified professionals from eligible countries (mentioned below) who are currently working for registered local NGO to promote the empowerment, better quality of life and inclusion of women to apply.
- Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 40.
- Education: Candidates should have completed university level education.
- English language: English proficiency is mandatory. Participants should have very strong English reading, writing, and speaking skills. The application and interview will be in English and applicants’ language ability will be assessed accordingly.
- Professional experience: Prospective participants should have at least three years of demonstrated involvement with activities promoting the empowerment of women in their societies, as well as an interest in employing new mechanisms to advance such work and be affiliated with registered NGO in their country.
- Dedication to and soundness of plans for the future: Candidates must demonstrate long-term thoughtfulness about the inclusion and participation of women in their societies. The application will ask candidates to submit an essay showing their understanding of the importance of the empowerment of women, their own plans for addressing this issue after the exchange, and an awareness of the current challenges of promoting such activities, as well as the replicable successes already achieved in their home country.
- Long-term commitment to the program that extends beyond the official end-date.
- Recommendations: Applicants must be able to supply two letters of recommendation.
- Passport: Applicants must possess a valid passport for travel with an expiration date that does not fall before the dates of required travel.
- Fellowship exchange program: 17 October to 14 November 2016
- Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC: 15 November to 18 November 2016
- Exchange programs in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: Winter 2017
How to Apply
Applicants must download the application form via given website.
Eligible Countries: Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.
For more information, please visit Professional Fellows Program.