Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (ICLTFP) for NGO Founders 2023



Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-11-11

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The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) in partnership with the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa, is pleased to announce this call for applications to the Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (ICLTFP), formerly known as the African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP). The Fellowship is funded by the Ford Foundation.

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As part of efforts to further ground the program in the realities of the African experience, AROCSA is partnering with the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa to deliver the next couple of iterations of the program.

Requirements and Qualifications for Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program

  • Founder/Executive Director of an NGO in Africa, and from Africa, ‘actively’ seeking to transition away from their NGO/CSO.
  • Approval from the board to take a sabbatical from work from March – May 2023
  • Candidate must be above forty (40) years of age
  • Candidate must have been in the executive leadership position for at least ten (10) years
  • Candidate must be a full-time paid staff of the NGO
  • Medical fitness certified by qualified medical doctor
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Benefits of Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program

  • Stipend: $3,000 covering living support and associated expenses for one month in South Africa.
  • Accommodation: one single furnished bedroom either in a studio/one bedroom, or shared apartment with other fellows for one month in South Africa.
  • Economy class return ticket from home country to South Africa for in-person placements at CAPSI
  • Visa application fees.
  • Travel Health Insurance

Documents Required for Application

Applications must include the following:

  • Completed electronic application forms
  • Copy of valid international passport (must be valid for six months from March 2022)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (including one from the NGO Board Chair indicating that the board is aware and approves of the applicant’s participation in the fellowship)
  • 3-5 page (double space, 12pt font with one-inch margins) personal statement that includes, but not limited to, the reason for participating in the fellowship and anticipated fellowship objectives that the applicant seeks to achieve
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How to Apply

Go to Innocent Chukwuma Social Impact Fellowship (ICSIF) on arocsa.org to apply

If selected, you will be required to complete and document a comprehensive assessment of your health status. To view the medical form and familiarize yourself with required medical examinations, please click here.

For more details, click here

Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (ICLTFP) for NGO Founders 2023
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