Applications are open for our 2023-2024 Africa fellowships| Fully Funded

Fellowships Applications are open for our 2023-2024 Africa fellowships| Fully Funded

Deadline: 11 January 2023

Global Health Corps (GHC) is searching for 56 change makers from Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to join its dynamic community in 2023. GHC fellows gain frontline work experience, build meaningful connections, and launch their lifelong leadership journeys.

GHC recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets and backgrounds to be placed in high-impact organizations for a 13-month fellowship. During their fellowship year, fellows make significant contributions to their placement organizations and the communities they serve. They also engage in robust leadership training and integrate into GHC’s global network.

I. Eligibility?  

  • Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger, proficient in English, and hold a Bachelor's degree as of July 2, 2023. 
  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

II. Benefits

In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes: 

1) Living stipend: The monthly stipend in each country is:

  • Malawi: $650
  • Rwanda: $650
  • Uganda: $550
  • Zambia: $650

2) Professional development funds: Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $600 during the fellowship year from the GHC Professional Development Fund in order to pursue study or activities that contribute to their professional development.

3) Completion award: Fellows who complete the entire fellowship year in good standing and participate in the End of Year Retreat are eligible for the $1500 completion award.

4) Housing: Housing is provided for all fellows during their fellowship year. The placement organization will arrange housing for fellows. This may be housing arranged in advance by the placement organization or the organization may opt to provide a housing allowance and pass the responsibility to fellows to arrange their own housing. Global Health Corps will not arrange housing on behalf of fellows but may provide support through its Country Teams. Housing varies depending on location and the placement organization. Possible housing scenarios include living with other GHC fellows, living with a co-fellow, living with other members of the placement organization, or living alone. Additionally, some fellows may be living directly on the premises of the placement organization while others may be living in villages, towns, or cities. Applicants will be informed of specific housing details at the time a fellowship offer is made.

5) Health Insurance: All fellows will be provided with health insurance during the placement year. Either GHC or the placement organization arranges health insurance for fellows that meet below minimum cover:

  • Preventive care, including wellness visits
  • Coverage of pre-existing conditions
  • Emergency medical care
  • Prescriptions
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • Medical evacuation whenever GHC facilitates fellows to leave their placement location(e.g., during GHC trainings and retreats)

The GHC fellowship is a professional development experience for the fellow only. As such, health insurance is intended to support only the fellow. Health insurance plans may vary depending on location and the placement organization and country. Plan documents will be provided to finalists.

6) Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats, Visa/Work permit.

III. How to Apply?

  • To apply please, click HERE
  • Citizens and legal permanent residents of all 13 eligible countries can apply for up to three total roles in any of our four operating countries. So for example, a Malawian can apply for roles in Malawi but also for roles in Rwanda, Uganda, and/or Zambia and a Tanzanian can apply for roles in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and/or Zambia. 
  • Questions? See the Africa Fellowship FAQs page or sign up for our info session with GHC alumni and staff

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