The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) invites interested and eligible candidates to submit applications for its WHO/AFRO Fellowship Programme on Public Health Emergencies in Africa for the 2023/24 academic session.
The fellowship programme seeks to bridge the emergency public health management and research-to-policy gaps and produce well-equipped, versatile managers and leaders as required by the WHO Emergency Response Framework and the International Health Regulations (2005) for emergency response. Additionally, it seeks to navigate the complex environment of public health practice to achieve and maintain a positive impact on health, politics, negotiation, partnerships and health diplomacy.
It will adopt a hybrid approach, combining face-to-face engagements with technology-based activities in line with WHO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) flagship programme, which aims to reinforce and scale up the quality and scope of public health emergency management in Africa over the next five years.
Worth of Award
WHO AFRO will provide financial support to the fellows to cover tuition and research fees.
To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be citizens of any WHO Member State working on COVID-19, with priority given to citizens of Member States of the WHO African Region.
- Be registered in a Master’s degree programme (Master’s Fellows).
- Be registered in a PhD programme (PhD/DPhil Fellows).
- Be a full-time employee (in the public/private sector or academia) with a Master’s degree or public health qualification or PhD (mid- or senior-level career Fellows).
- Have professional experience in public health (One Health, medicine, health financing, health economics, health policy, animal health, social sciences, and environmental health).
- Possess relevant experience that has contributed to the advancement of public health emergency management in Africa.
- Demonstrate potential for effective public health management that can positively impact the health outcomes of populations.
How to Apply
Candidates must present the following requirements:
- A recent Curriculum Vitae
- Confirmation of registration in an academic institution (for Master’s degree and PhD fellows)
- Letter of employment (mid- and senior-level experts)
- A 500-word motivation statement for the Master’s degree students outlining their objectives and plan for the fellowship.
- A 2000 – 3000-word proposal for all applicants (Master’s, PhD students and mid-/senior-level experts) outlining the proposed project with the following section:
- Introduction of the subject of research
- Relevance and pertinence of the subject
- Brief literature review on the subject
- Research plan and activities
- Potential use of the outcomes of the research
Deadline: Applications for the WHO/AFRO Fellowship Programme are due by November 13, 2022.
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