UN-OHCHR Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

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Deadline: 30 April 2019

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking applications for its 2019 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent, with an aim to protect and promote of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.

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In 2019, the Fellowship will be held from 25 November to 13 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

Benefits

Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The programme is bilingual in English and French. The candidate needs to have sufficient command of one of the two languages to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail through the given website.
    • A Curriculum Vitae
    • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
    • A Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
    • An Official Letter from the nominating organization or community certifying the status
    • A copy of the applicant’s passport.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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  • Avatar Patrick Tarnue Worzie says:

    I am interested in more information

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Patrick Tarnue Worzie,

      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 Lineo Pheello Kalebe says:

    I am interested, however when I go to the above mentioned the page does not exit. Please provide with guidance and information on how one can be part of this fellowship

  • Avatar Abdulai Salam says:

    can I still apply as someone who live and work in Africa but by work is base on social rights of people?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Abdulai Salam,

      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!

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