The Brenthurst Foundation is inviting applications from young graduates for the Machel-Mandela Fellows Programme, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel.
Application Deadline: 30th November 2018
Offered annually? Yes
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Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa or abroad
To be taken at (country): Johannesburg, South Africa
Eligible Field of Study: None
About the Award: The Machel-Mandela Fellows programme aims to be the most prestigious of its kind in Africa. It helps sharpen the Brenthurst Foundation’s focus on Africa’s burgeoning youth population and helps nurture Africa’s future leaders.
The Fellowship runs full-time for a minimum of six months and is open to both South African and international candidates, with the selected candidate expected to take up the appointment at the Foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg in April 2019. Fellows will work directly with and assist the Foundation’s staff on a range of projects and activities, some of which will require foreign travel.
Under 30 years of age
Undergraduate or Masters degree with track record of academic excellence
Excellent English communication skills required, with copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
Enthusiastic and reliable self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
A passion for Africa and keen interest in strengthening Africa’s economic performance
Familiarity with the work of The Brenthurst Foundation
Value of Scholarship: An all-inclusive stipend per month and accommodation (subject to Foundation policy) will be provided. Other work-related expenses may also be covered subject to agreement with the Foundation.
Duration of Scholarship: The programme will be available full-time for a minimum of six months and the selected candidate will be expected to take up the appointment in January 2019.
How to Apply: Please address your application to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected], quoting ‘Application: Machel-Mandela Fellow’ in the subject line.
You will need to send:
An up-to-date CV with references
A covering letter of no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and relevant skills
A writing sample, for example an essay or a published article of any length.
The earliest date you would be able to start
Details of where you saw the post advertised.
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Award Provider: The Brenthurst Foundation