ECA Fellowship for Young African Professionals, 2014

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ECA is inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals in the area of new technologies, including ICTs in the context of new technologies for Development. Applicants from United Nations Economic Commission for Africa member states are eligible for this fellowship. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of USD 3,000. Fellows will be provided with a return air ticket between his/her country of residence and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Duration of fellowship is of six months. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 10th April 2014.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the area of new technologies, including ICTs in the context of new technologies for Development. Fellows will work on a predefined project, designed to contribute to specific aspects of the work programme of the receiving section, the New Technologies and Innovation Section (NTIS).
Course Level: The programme aims to provide practical, on-the-job experience to the young professionals as they prepare either for a career in research and international development and the public sector.
Scholarship Provider: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Scholarship can be taken at: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Eligibility: It is open only to nationals of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa member states.
-Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
-Candidates applying for the position must be below 36 years of age at the time of the application.
-Candidates currently enrolled in a PhD programme or with an admission are also welcome to apply. Fellowship within ECA aims to provide practical, on-the job experience to the professionals as they build and develop their professional career at African development institutions, teaching and research think tanks or member States’ government institutions. Fellows will also become familiar with the Commission’s broad programmes and services to member States and sub-regional bodies in addressing environment and sustainable development priorities in Africa.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: This fellowship is open only to nationals of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa member states (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Leone, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, The D.R Congo, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Scholarship Description: ECA-FellowshipECA is the regional arm of the United Nations in Africa. Its mandate is to promote the social and economic development of Africa. ECA’s dual role as a regional arm of the UN and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States’ efforts to address their development challenges. Its strength derives from its role as the only UN agency mandated to operate at the regional and sub-regional levels to harness resources and bring them to bear on Africa’s priorities. ECA is inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals in the area of new technologies, including ICTs in the context of new technologies for Development. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates applying for the position must be below 36 years of age at the time of the application. Candidates currently enrolled in a PhD programme or with an admission are also welcome to apply. Fellowship within ECA aims to provide practical, on-the job experience to the professionals as they build and develop their professional career at African development institutions, teaching and research think tanks or member States’ government institutions. Fellows will also become familiar with the Commission’s broad programmes and services to member States and sub-regional bodies in addressing environment and sustainable development priorities in Africa.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Duration of the fellowship is of six months. The fellowship may be extended subject to the availability of funds and based on satisfactory performance.

What does it cover? Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of USD 3,000. Fellows will be provided with a return air ticket between his/her country of residence and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Clearly indicating your preferred area of consideration (in the cover/application letter), please submit your application package ensuring it includes at a minimum: (1) A signed copy of application letter; (2) A signed copy of Personal History Profile (3) A copy of your university degree(s) and Certification(s) to RecruitmentPPost-at-uneca.org.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 10th April 2014.

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