Chevening Ethiopia Leadership Fellowship – Fully-Funded Opportunity for Ethiopians

The Chevening Ethiopia Leadership Fellowship provides a fully-funded opportunity for Ethiopians with demonstrable skills in policy, innovation, and leadership. Particularly, the program is aimed at mid-career Ethiopian public servants and government officials.

Hosted by Coventry University in England, the Chevening Fellowship shall take place in multiple locations across the UK, such as London, Birmingham, and Coventry, as well as in Brussels, Belgium.

Application deadline: November 2, 2021

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Chevening Ethiopia Leadership Fellowship Details

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, the Chevening Ethiopia Leadership Fellowship covers full program fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship, and a return economy airfare from Ethiopia to the UK.

 The program includes an eight-week course covering the following main themes:

  • Leadership for government and public policy
  • Public policy analysis and management
  • Evidence based policy making
  • Policy delivery mechanisms and measuring policy impact
  • Personal public service leadership and impact
  • Strategy setting, transparency, accountability and stakeholder engagement
  • Manage change in public policy

Furthermore, fellows will be given the opportunity to study a real-life policy-based project which might be accompanied by a short placement in a fitting government agency. There will also be study visits to and project opportunities with a variety of UK and EU government organizations.

In addition, specialist guest talks from experienced government leaders and policymakers will take place during the Chevening program’s duration. Expert tutor-led sessions, interactive workshops, and informal networking opportunities are also included in the package.

Eligibility of Interested Ethiopians

Ethiopians who want to vie for the fully-funded Chevening opportunity must meet the following eligibility criteria first before applying. Please refer to the qualifications below:

  • The interested party must be a citizen of Ethiopia and currently live in the country.
  • At the end of the period of the fellowship, the fellow must return to their country of citizenship.
  • Ethiopians interested in the fellowship must have significant professional public service experience prior to applying.
  • They must also have a postgraduate level qualification, or equivalent professional training, or experience in a relevant area at the time of application.
  • In addition, applicants must possess excellent written and spoken English to be assessed by fellowship assessment panel.
  • Aspiring Chevening Fellowship qualifiers should already be, or aspire to be, a senior leader in the Ethiopian public service.
  • The qualified Ethiopians should demonstrate a commitment to leadership development and innovation.
  • Lastly, they must not hold British or dual-British citizenship.

How to Apply for the Fully-Funded Opportunity

If you are eligible and believe you would be a strong candidate for a place on this program, Chevening encourages you to apply online now.

If you are interested in applying for a Chevening Award, the award-giving body encourages you to review the guidance on their website to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being selected.


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