Second cohort of Oxford Policy Fellows to take up their posts
The latest cohort of Oxford Policy Fellows are beginning their new postings in governments in East, West and Southern Africa.
The six new Oxford Policy Fellows recently took part in an orientation and training week in the UK and, following this, are now arriving in-country to take up their positions. The Fellows make up the programme’s second cohort with a law and public policy focus. This year, government partners include ministries in Ghana, Ethiopia, Zanzibar and Namibia.
Oxford Policy Fellowship Programme Manager, Luisa Doughty, said:
‘Following another extremely competitive recruitment process, we are certain the newly appointed Fellows will be real assets to the ministries they are going to be working in. The success of our orientation week further proved this. We are now really excited to see our second group of Fellows take up their placements.’
While inductions for new starters continue, last year’s cohort of Fellows are now celebrating a year in post in Rwanda, Zanzibar and Djibouti. In the video below, they and their managers give an update on how the programme is working out for them.
The Oxford Policy Fellowship is an innovative programme that gives early career legal professionals the opportunity to work as civil servants in government ministries in low- and middle-income countries full-time for two years.
The postings are based on filling specific capacity gaps that the host governments have themselves identified, meaning the Fellows are more likely to make a real impact in the longer term.
Oxford Policy Management is leading on the initiative, with some funding partners contributing to specific postings. The programme is looking for additional funding in order to expand further and interested parties are encouraged to get in touch to discuss possible opportunities.
Find out more about the Oxford Policy Fellowship here, we will be introducing the new Fellows soon.