The LéO Africa Institute and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invite applications for the Huduma Fellowship for Emerging Civic & Public Sector Leaders in Uganda in 2022.
The Huduma (Swahili for Service) Fellowship is an initiative by the LéO Africa Institute and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, to provide thought leadership training for emerging civic & public sector champions in Uganda. Every year, the programme will enrol 15 outstanding champions, who already work in civic & public service or aspire to do so. These champions from multidisciplinary backgrounds will undertake a year-long training on various aspects of leadership, public affairs management, and policymaking.
The programme will offer the fellows an opportunity to learn ideals of “servant” leadership, offer networking opportunities, and a deeper understanding of the public sector in Uganda to aid fellows’ growth as conscious civic & public sector champions.
Worth of Award
- The Huduma fellowship is structured along with a series of 2 seminars and 2 workshops in between which Fellows will spend time at their workplaces with occasional interface with the members of the faculty as they continue to learn and apply the knowledge and skills acquired.
- Fellows from outside Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies will be placed at any of the said departments for their practice sessions and learning the working of public service. Feedback from these placements and time spent at work will be brought back to the online sessions, workshops and seminars to enhance learning and experience sharing.
- The candidates for the Fellowship will be individuals between the ages of 25-35 who have a demonstrable interest in volunteerism and civic & public service.
- The fellows will be early-stage professionals working in the civic & public sectors in Uganda who are intellectually curious and are interested in public affairs.
- The fellowship is also open to individuals with a demonstrable interest in public affairs.
How to Apply
All applications should be made online via the official website.
The assessment of potential Fellows will be carried out at two levels:
- Each individual application will be assessed against a selected set of indicators. You will be required to be honest in your application in order to give members of the Selection Committee a fair understanding of who you are.
- The second stage of this assessment will be through a conversation with a member of the Institute faculty. At this stage, shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to discuss in detail their career plans and experience in the public sector. The assessment will provide additional information that may have not been availed during the application stage. At this stage, the candidate will discuss with a faculty member their expectations from the Fellowship which will be assessed at the end of the programme.
Deadline: April 29, 2022.