APPLY TO BECOME LEAP FELLOW
LEAP Africa is delighted to announce its LEAP Fellows Initiative. The initiative is a 3 - 4 month professional fellowship for individuals with under 5 years post graduate experience who have a passion for leadership development in Africa.
Fellows will serve full-time at LEAP Africa located in Lagos, Nigeria working on issues centred on leadership, business development and social change. The initiative is designed to enable Fellows develop their leadership and research skills while sharing best practices.
About LEAP Africa
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism Africa (LEAP Africa) is a non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders. Since 2002, it has dedicated its efforts to working with visionary youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs, who have been inspired and equipped to lead ethically while implementing positive change projects that transform their communities and organizations; thereby sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. To date, LEAP has worked in 26 states across Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.
Beyond its leadership initiatives, LEAP conducts primary and secondary research that serves as a basis for its innovative curriculum and has published 8 relevant and timely publications which have been utilized in local and international training programmes and endorsed by global business leaders. Our publications span topics such as Ethics, Succession Planning and Corporate Governance.
You can click on the following link to view a documentary on LEAP’s 10-year journey www.youtube.com/watch?v=03kGalJeopk
The initial call is for Research Fellows, who will work on LEAP’s mini publications for entrepreneurs who run small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). Applications into the Fellowship will be accepted all year long; however the Research Fellowship commences in February 2013.
BENEFITS FOR FELLOWS
Selected candidates are expected to pay for their travel to the Nigerian Embassy but LEAP Africa will reimburse the visa fees for successful applicants. LEAP Africa will also write a letter in support of the selected candidate’s visa application.
Coaching & Networking:
Fellows will receive approximately one week of orientation at the beginning of their Fellowship and will be exposed to captains of industry and networking opportunities during the period of the fellowship.
Fellows will be enrolled on a basic Nigerian health insurance plan.
Fellows will receive a monthly living stipend but are expected to be responsible for their accommodation arrangements. We strongly recommend that fellows have established housing/living arrangements in Lagos.
End of Service Award:
Fellows that complete the programme in good standing will receive an End of Service Award.
Following completion of the programme in good standing, Fellows will be included in a prestigious alumni network which will provide an avenue for continuous learning, support and networking opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION FOR THE FEBRUARY 2013 APPLICATION IS CLOSED!