GWP-AIP Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2021 – Tunis Based (Stipend available)

GWP-AIP Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2021 – Tunis Based (Stipend available)

Deadline: June 11, 2021

Applications are open for the GWP-AIP Young Leaders Fellowship 2021. The Global Water Partnership-AIP Youth Leaders Fellowship aims to support and empower young people in driving the transformation required to improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation in Africa.

Nurturing youth through this expanding internship program helps to develop the skills and experience needed for both traditional and new jobs. Ultimately, investing in youth will not only transform their lives but will also transform societies, nations, and the continent, helping to break intergenerational poverty, address inequalities, and create a stable, peaceful and prosperous Africa.

GWP is, therefore, providing young female and male youth leaders with an opportunity to acquire exceptional skills and competencies that will pave a career path and develop leadership potential through this fellowship. Selected fellows will be placed in each of the five AIP WACDEP-G pilot countries (Zambia, Uganda, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Benin) and in other countries where the AIP implementation has commenced, as well as in GWP regional offices in Southern, East, West and Central Africa, and the Mediterranean.


  • GWP will provide a small stipend to the fellows.
  • GWP will pay for accommodation and travel expenses, if any project-related travel is required. Fellows are entirely responsible for their own living costs such as groceries and health insurance. However, they will be provided with operational tools, such as a laptop, for use during the period of the fellowship


  • Have a Masters’ degree, at least, in fields such as water, climate, environment and natural resources, gender, and energy studies, or in any discipline that is relevant to GWP work. PhDs are advantageous.
  • General knowledge and understanding of water resources management.
  • A solid understanding of international development, gender, water security, environmental management, climate change, and climate change adaptation.
  • Fluency in English, French and Arabic.
  • A person living in Tunisia, and aged 35 years or younger on May 30, 2021.

Evaluation Procedure

Applications, including the motivation letter and CV, will be examined by an Evaluation Committee in relation to the qualifications listed in the ToRs. Applications which do not meet the required qualifications will be excluded from further evaluation. The Evaluation Committee may decide to hold written assessments and/or oral interviews with the applicants. Applicants may be requested to submit in printed form prior to their interview documentation supporting their declared qualifications or other related material.


The following documents should be attached to the application:

  • A motivation letter, in English, briefly explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the advertised fellowship, describing your experience, qualifications and competencies responding to the position’s eligibility criteria. Contents should focus on the qualifications relative to the position’s requirements. The cover letter should be 1 page max.
  • A CV, in English, including contact details, past experience and achievements, and reference contacts. The CV should be 3 pages max (pertinent annexes may be attached).

Interested candidates can apply by sending an e-mail to the attention of Ms. Zoe Karka via [email protected] with the indication ‘‘Application for GWP-AIP Young Leaders Fellowship (27/2021/WACDEP-G)” in the subject.

For more information, visit GWP-AIP Young Leaders Fellowship.