Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program 2022 (Funded)

Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program 2022 (Funded)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Applications are open for the Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (ICLTFP) 2022. The program started due to the recognition of the urgent need for an NGO leadership transition program to aid sector leaders – civil society and NGO leaders – who are considering transitioning out of their positions in creating a supportive infrastructure. 

The program’s chief purpose is to help sector leaders prepare and position their NGOs to be sustainable, vibrant, and continue to thrive after their exit from the organisation. It would enable both the leaders and organisations successfully make the shift, and in so doing create spaces for a new generation of leaders in the social sector to not only emerge but also have platforms to apply their creative and youthful energies. Transitioning leaders would develop succession plans within their own organisations, contemplate their personal transition plans, and preserve their knowledge and experience.

Program Objectives

The objectives of LTFP in Africa are to:

  • Contribute to the process of establishing a supportive infrastructure for leadership transition within the NGO movement in Africa.
  • Promote creation of leadership spaces for next generation of leaders in African civil society to grown and strive.
  • Increase documentation of leadership experiences/reflections and renewal processes within civil society in Africa.


  • Stipend: $3,000 covering living support and associated expenses for one month in South Africa.
  • Accommodation: one single furnished bedroom either in a studio/one bedroom, or shared apartment with other fellows for one month in South Africa.
  • Economy class return ticket from home country to South Africa for in person placements at CAPSI
  • Visa application fees.
  • Travel Health Insurance.


  • Applicant must be a Founder/Executive Director of an NGO in Africa, and from Africa, ‘actively’ seeking to transition away from their NGO/CSO;
  • Have approval from the board to take a sabbatical from work from March – May 2022;
  • Be above forty (40) years of age;
  • Have been in the executive leadership position for at least ten (10) years;
  • Be a full-time paid staff of the NGO;
  • Be medically fit, certified by qualified medical doctor..


Applications must include the following:

  • Completed electronic application forms
  • Copy of valid international passport (must be valid for six months from March 2022)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (including one from the NGO Board Chair indicating that the board is aware and approves of the applicant’s participation in the fellowship)
  • 3-5 page (double space, 12pt font with one-inch margins) personal statement that includes, but not limited to, the reason for participating in the fellowship and anticipated fellowship objectives that the applicant seeks to achieve

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For more information, visit ICLTFP.