2014 Dayitwa Nepal Public Service Fellowship

2014 Dayitwa Nepal Public Service Fellowship

Deadline: February 7, 2014

Nepal Ko Yuwa invites application from talented and passionate Nepali students and young professionals to participate in the 2014 Dayitwa Fellowship Program. This is a three-month long fellowship (June-August 2014) that brings together fellows with diverse backgrounds, giving them an opportunity to work with the senior bureaucrats & CA members and support them in bringing the change we want to see in the public system.

Dayitwa Fellowship is an initiative to create a platform for talented and passionate students and young professionals from Nepal, whether living in Nepal or abroad, to be able to come together to solve some critical challenges the nation faces in development. The idea is to really build a “culture of collaboration” for national transformation process.

Expectation from Fellows

  • Understanding partner agency expectations and delivering accordingly
  • Keeping the Dayitwa team in loop about the progress of the assignment
  • Adapting to conditions on field and maintaining effective communication channels with stakeholders such as partner agencies, ministries, local communities, and other youths.
  • Communicating concerns at the earliest to the Dayitwa team
  • Generating ideas and knowledge that can be shared through online Dayitwa discussion forums to engage broader Nepali youth community

Eligibility

  • The fellowships are open only to Nepali Citizens or Foreign Nationals of Nepali origin.
  • Open to students (pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees) and to young professionals (with bachelors or masters degrees).
  • There is no mandatory requirement to posses a public policy/social service background/degree.

Qualification

The ideal Dayitwa Fellow is a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication and presentation skills.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated desire and passion for contributing to Nepal’s development and progress
  • Outstanding academic credentials (accredited university, high GPA)
  • Field of study/coursework matches the need of the project
  • Relevant work experience to meet the need of the project (eg: research skills, training, and past work)
  • Demonstrated individual and collective leadership (eg: University/work/community leadership)
  • Entrepreneurial exposure
  • Availability for at least 10 weeks in the summer between June 1st and Sept 1st.
  • Demonstrated leadership or active participation in Nepal-related initiatives or issues
  • Previous work experience in Nepal or other developing countries

Program Cost

Some need-based nominal stipends are available to cover basic food and living expenses in Kathmandu for 10 weeks. There are currently no funding to cover travel expenses. But be on a lookout for leadership workshops, adrenalized-discussions on solutions and actions, and exciting (and relaxing) getaways with fellow Dayitwa Fellows!

For more information, click here.

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