Opportunities For Africans

African Leadership Academy (ALA) Fellowships 2017 for Young African Professionals (Fully Funded) -APPLY

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting thousands of leaders for the continent over the next few decades. The Academy is founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is
the key to Africa’s development. ALA seeks to become training ground for these future leaders. Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa. Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership
capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum in Entrepreneurial Leadership. ALA then works with these young leaders throughout their lives as they enable lasting positive change on the African continent.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017.

ALA Fellowships Role
ALA Fellowships are two year posts for young professionals who have completed their undergraduate studies within the past five years.
ALA Fellows work closely with talented and passionate students from across the African continent through teaching and/or professional
staff supporting roles.
Teaching Fellows collaborate with exceptional educators and mentors, teaching courses in areas of expertise and gaining broad practical
experience in teaching and learning.
Staff Fellows assist in areas such as strategic relations or admissions, developing skills in project management.
All Fellows participate actively in student life as resident advisors and coaches overseeing extracurricular activities, bringing energy and
cultivating a vibrant culture of leadership, innovation, and international cooperation on campus.

Expected Responsibilities

Teach courses and/or lead projects directly serving the mission of ALA.
Actively contribute to holistic student life at ALA by leading extracurricular student groups such as sports teams, clubs, or other activities.
Serve as an advisor to a group of 68 students and tutor on duty in the dormitory one evening per week. Participate in diverse professional development programs to support the overall mission of the Academy


Profile of Ideal Candidate

Creative and passionate about the field of education Celebrates opportunities to interact with people from very diverse cultural and social economic backgrounds Embraces a culture of leadership, international cooperation and excellence Openminded and willing to share expertise and experiences, and to learn from others
Loves to take on challenges and not afraid to work hard


Desired Experience

BA or BS degree from a leading university, with an excellent academic transcript and record of outstanding citizenship.
A track record of leadership and results in extracurricular or professional activities.
Experience working with young people in a mentoring, teaching, or coaching capacity.
Experience developing strong relationships with people from a variety of different ages, cultures, religions, and socioeconomic groups.
Experience in a boarding school or as a university Residential Advisor is a plus.
Fluent in English. Fluency or proficiency in other languages spoken broadly on the continent (French, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, Yoruba,
etc.) is a plus.


Fellows receive housing, a stipend to cover living expenses, and are eligible for a grant to enable one professionally relevant travel
excursion during the course of the Fellowship.
Fellows are also eligible for a modest Summer Exploration grant to enable one professionally relevant travel excursion during the course of
Fellowship tenure.

Start Date

Fellowships will begin in August 2017 and last for two years. Fellows will receive housing on campus and a stipend payment to cover living

Application Process and Timing

Apply Online and attach your CV, cover letter and writing sample. Applications will be accepted through February 17, 2017.
For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Leadership Academy (ALA) Fellowships 2017