ARNOVA and AROCSA, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, have established the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) in Africa. This program is intended for senior civil society/NGO leaders who are contemplating or have decided to move on from their existing NGO. This program seeks to help that leader develop a succession plan within the organization, contemplate a personal transition plan and also preserve their knowledge and experience.
The objectives of the LTFP in Africa are to:
1. Contribute to the process of establishing a supportive infrastructure for leadership transition within the NGO movement in Africa
2. Promote the creation of leadership spaces for the next generation of leaders in African civil society to grow and strive
3. Increase the documentation of leadership experiences/reflections and renewal processes within civil society in Africa
This program will start September 1, 2020 and end on November 30, 2020.
I. Executive Director of an NGO in North Africa, and from North Africa, seeking to transition away from their NGO
II. Approval from the board to take a sabbatical from work from September - November 2020
III. Candidate must be above forty (40) years of age
IV. Candidate must have been in the executive leadership position for at least ten (10) years
V. Candidate must be a full time paid staff of the NGO
VI. Medical fitness certified by qualified medical doctor
February 19, 2020 Application opens
March 4, 2020 5:00 PM EDT Application deadline (all materials must be submitted by this time)
Sept 1 – Nov 30, 2020 Fellowship at Indiana University
November 2020 ARNOVA Conference
July 2021 Post-Fellowship Retreat at AROCSA Conference
For more information and the application process, please click here.