Academic and Professional Experts
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
IREX Seeks Academic and Professional Experts
IREX is seeking qualified experts to serve on the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders selection committee. The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. This summer, the Washington Fellowship will bring 500 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.
Selection committee members will be responsible for evaluating program applicants based on set guidelines for the Washington Fellowship. We are seeking experts to review applications during the month of February. Application reviewers will read a total of 30-40 applications. Reviewers will receive an honorarium for their service.
Ideal application reviewers are academics and/or professionals with expertise in Africa and/or in one of the program’s three thematic areas: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management. Scholar generalists of African Studies are also encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in participating in this year’s selection committee for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, please e-mail your CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 2, 2014.
Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by IREX.