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This fellowship program is a two-year, competency-based training that includes three months of classroom instruction and 21 months of intensive field training at carefully selected locations throughout Africa. Through in-service training, fellows will gain more than 50 competences, boosting south-to-south collaboration between fellows and hosting institutions.
The aforementioned program seeks eligible candidates from the public health field in the member states of the African Union who are interested in working in applied epidemiology. AES Fellows will be chosen from a broad range of fields, including public health-related fields like environmental health, medicine, occupational health, nursing, and veterinary medicine. Leaders with an interest in learning applied epidemiology and a willingness to accept assignments in a variety of public health fields across the 55 African Union Member States make for successful applicants.
Areas of Interests:
The following requirements must be met by applicants for the Fellowship:
1. be citizens of an African Union Member State;
2. be employed at the time of application in an African nation with authorization from the government institution to attend the two years of training, with the right to return after training;
3. possess an MPH or equivalent degree with coursework in epidemiology or quantitative research methods;
4. have at least three years of recent full-time postgraduate experience in public health in an African country;
5. be a graduate of an accredited school of human medicine, veterinary medicine, or other doctoral-level training in nursing, environmental sciences, or other public health field;
6. Be competent in one of the African Union working languages, and be able to read and write
How to apply:
1. A passport issued by a nation that is a part of the African Union.
2. A formal letter of recommendation from a government organization granting authorization to enroll in the two-year training program with the option of returning after training.
3. Letters of recommendation from two trusted specialists in the field.
4. Your bachelor’s degree a student copy of transcripts (Upon admittance to this program, your university will be asked for the official transcript.)
5. Your master’s degree certificate and student copy transcripts. (Upon admittance to this program, your university will be asked for the official transcript.)
6. Proof of recent, full-time post-graduate public health experience in an African nation.
7. A brief resume (2 pages maximum).
8. A two-page motivational statement.
Deadline: 26th October, 2023.