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Fellowships

Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Heal

Deadline: 15th of January, 2023

Applications are currently being accepted for the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Program 2023. In order to design, manage, and lead public health initiatives that will revolutionize public health in Africa, ambitious Public Health Leaders (Fellows) from Africa are supported in obtaining advanced skills and competences.

Fellows accepted into the program will be senior public health experts from African Union Member States who will help implement a new public health order for Africa and mentor and nurture the continent’s future public health leaders.

Programme Details:

  • The Fellowship will support 12 months of high-level professional development in advanced public health
    leadership that includes acquiring skills in health diplomacy, change management, influencing policy,
    among others. Fellows will be supported by experienced experts in relevant fields from Africa and the
    diaspora.
  • At the end of the programme, Fellows would have developed skills:
    for competent leadership styles that influence and empower others to achieve challenging
    multidimensional health goals;

    • to frame and develop a viable strategic vision for bold, yet attainable goals for positive
      health outcomes;
    • for well-rounded globally competent leadership with attributes such as vision, resilience,
      flexibility and efficiency;
    • to steer the complex environment of public health practice to achieve and maintain positive
      impact; and in health politics, negotiation, partnerships, and health diplomacy.

Cost:

Africa CDC will provide all learning and development materials and meet all costs associated
with the fellowship, including travel, daily allowance and insurance during the residential
placements.
Fellows will be supported to ensure that they have the relevant software for online learning.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be citizens of an African Union Member State;
  • Possess a postgraduate degree in a relevant field in public health;
  • Have 10 years of professional experience in any field of public health, including but not
    limited to one health, medicine, finance, health economics, health policy, animal health, or
    environmental health;
  • Be in full-time employment in any area of public health, in a private or public institution in
    Africa;
  • Have a good track record or be able to demonstrate the potential for effective public health
    leadership where they can positively impact the public health outcomes of populations.

Application:

All applications must be submitted using the online application form. Incomplete applications will not be
considered. All applicants must provide the following required information:

  • A support letter from the current employer to confirm employment, guaranteeing that the
    candidate will be allowed enough time to participate in the Fellowship programme and to
    attend the full eight weeks of institutional residential experience.
  • Letters of recommendation from two reputable professional referees.
  • A personal statement (maximum 400 words) providing evidence of the candidate’s
    commitment to public health in Africa detailing the following:

    • Their leadership experience and professional attainment
    • Their vision of, and the future impact of effective public health leadership in
      Africa
    • How they would champion public health initiatives in Africa
  • A leadership challenge project proposal (maximum 400 words) that outlines a potential
    leadership challenge project they will implement which is feasible to complete with in the 12
    month of the fellowship. The proposal should include a title, brief description of the
    challenge (the what, the who is affected, and the why), a proposed strategy for a solution,
    and the expected outcome.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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