2012 Policy Fellowship Program
East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) is currently seeking national, regional, and international institutions in East Africa to participate in the 2012 Policy Fellowship Program.
Request for Host Institutions
To achieve EASST’s objectives, the Fellowship will sponsor two qualified social scientists this year from EASST participating countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) to provide technical support to public, nonprofit, and private sector organizations that are engaged in large-scale policy and program design and implementation. These policies and programs may relate to health, education, agriculture, female empowerment, and other development areas. The Fellowship will last for 2-3 months between October 2012 and May 2013.
Specifically, the Fellowship seeks to assist selected institutions in building capacity to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and scale-up of social and economic policies and programs that seek to alleviate poverty through the use of robust evidence. Simultaneously, the Fellow develops skills to identify critical policy questions for which institutions need answers and is thus better able to advocate for future research in this direction.
Once selected, Fellows will work together with the matched institution and EASST Collaborative staff to set specific goals for the fellowship and develop a detailed workplan with a clear set of deliverables and deadlines. Examples of fellowship outputs may include:
• Concise, evidence-based policy memos for decision-makers on issues of practical importance to the institution and/or government;
• Research-based talking points, press releases, and policy speeches for public figures;
• Guidance documents on efficient and effective budget allocation;
• Program evaluation design strategies and tools; and
• Design of new policies and programs, through an inclusive process that includes consultation with a broad array of stakeholders.
Host Institution Eligibility
•Must be a public, nonprofit, or private sector institution in EASST participating countries; and
• Focus on an EASST-approved development challenge, such as health, education, agriculture, and female empowerment.
How To Apply
If you are interested in participating as an EASST Policy Fellowship Host Institution, please visit: www.easst-collaborative.org/pfp/hosts.
Application Deadline: Midnight U.S. Pacific Time, Monday, 23 July 2012
To learn more about EASST, please visit: www.easst-collaborative.org.