Chatham House is currently accepting applications for a one-year fellowship programme that shall enable top managers from West Africa to develop their skills in order to be agents for change in creating effective public health policy change in the West African region.
It is a known fact that several Infectious diseases remain the overwhelming cause of mortality in sub-Saharan African region.That said, it’s seen that a fundamental missing piece in preventing and controlling of epidemics and pandemics is a much needed policy framework for public health activities across sectors. Due in part to health workforce shortages, leadership responsibilities have been assigned throughout the systems to professionals who have a limited opportunity for training in policy formulation and implementation. Chatham House is uniquely positioned to work with the ascending leadership in West Africa to close this skill gap.
The fellowship will begin in September 2016.
- Duration of fellowship: A total of 12 months
- Month 1: This will take plce in London – orientation, intensive curriculum and mentoring.
- Months 2–10: Home country – completing fieldwork on chosen research projects, with distance mentorship and selected on-site supervision.
- Who can apply?
This fellowship program is open to candidates from West Africa who possess a background in public health, and are in senior management positions, who may not have an extensive background in policy development and implementation but wish to enhance their policy-making and leadership skills and effect change. A letter of support from the candidate’s current employer is required.
How to apply
Please download the files below and return your application by 5pm on Wednesday 6 June 2016
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