Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IREX seeksreaders for Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders applications

IREX seeks academic and professional experts to read and score application for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Over the course of the first four years of the Fellowship, we received over 180,000 applications for 3,000 Fellow slots, so your talents and expertise in helping score applications are greatly appreciated.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), designed to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. In the summer of 2018, the Mandela Washington Fellowship will bring as many as 700 young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.
Expectations of Readers

Readers will be responsible for evaluating program applicants based on set guidelines and a scoring rubric for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Readers will each read 40 applications and may receive a $100 honorarium for their service (please note that US government employees and contractors are not eligible to receive an honorarium). Please note that we are only able to pay readers who have a U.S. mailing address and payments can only be made by check, not money transfer

Eligibility

Ideal readers are academics and/or professionals with expertise in one of the program’s thematic areas (business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management) or those who have experience working in Africa.

If you are interested in participating as a reader, please complete the application form. You will be asked to upload your resume, and we will confirm with you via e-mail whether you are selected to be a reader.

Application Materials  Application form

Contact  E-mail: mwfreaders@irex.org

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the US government and is supported in its implementation by IREX.

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