Oxford Law and Policy Fellowship for International Applicants, 2015

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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.

Field(s): law

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.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 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.

Description

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.

Eligibility

‣ The Oxford Law and Policy Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities with an undergraduate or graduate qualification in law, or otherwise a qualified lawyer. Applicants should have excellent academic qualifications and have completed their traineeship and/or have at least 2 years’ of relevant work experience.

 ‣ 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.

Notification:

‣ Applicants will be notified in May-June.

Scholarship Application Method 

 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.

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