Oxford Law and Policy Fellowship for International Applicants, and applications are submitted till 16 March, 2015. Applications are invited for the Pilot phase of the inaugural Oxford Law-Policy Fellowship program . The Fellowship gives legal professionals the opportunity to work within a low-income country government as a civil servant reporting to local managers for a two-year period. This fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities with an undergraduate or graduate qualification in law, or otherwise a qualified lawyer. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Low-income country
Level: The Fellowship gives legal professionals the opportunity to work within a low-income country government as a civil servant reporting to local managers.
Deadline: 16 March 2015
Funded By: Oxford Policy Management (OPM), UK
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Oxford Law and Policy Fellowship is targeted for applicants of all nationalities.
‣ Award No: The pilot of the Fellowship programme will consist of three to seven posts.
Since they have a relatively small number of posts with specific demands, it is unlikely that one candidate will be appropriate for more than one post.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period.
‣ Scholarship covers: In all cases, the Fellow will be accountable to their host Government Ministry and their line manager in Government. Inclusive of contributions from host Ministries, Fellows will receive a total salary of £26,000 a year, plus a housing allowance and one return airfare. For the pilot, successful candidates will be given an offer for one specific country.
‣ The Oxford Law and Policy Fellowship is a pioneering initiative launched by leading international development consultancy, Oxford Policy Management (OPM).
‣ The Fellowship gives legal professionals the opportunity to work within a low-income country government as a civil servant reporting to local managers.
‣ Run in conjunction with the Law & Development Partnership, the Fellowship aims to improve policy outcomes for poorer countries by providing governments with a source of international legal expertise and knowledge.
‣ Host governments design the Terms of Reference for each two-year posting, thereby tailoring this unique form of specialist technical assistance to the local context and to each ministry’s specific needs.
‣ Ideal applicants will also have a Master’s degree in international development, political science, international relations or a related field. Other important attributes we look for include:
Commitment to working in a low-income country for a two-year period;
Excellent analytical, research and computer skills;
Well-developed written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with a wide range of people;
Demonstrated interest in and understanding of key issues in international development;
Ability to communicate complex legal doctrines, contracts or policies to non-legal (or Common Law) specialists;
Willingness to integrate into, and adapt to, often challenging working cultures and bureaucratic systems.
‣ Applicants will be notified in May-June.
‣ Applications should be sent by email.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 16 March 2015.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.