Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship comprises of four mechanisms, namely:
- Work Placement: Engagement in the work of the Kaduna State Government lies at the heart of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship. Work assignments can offer unparalleled experience working with senior administration officials on ever-changing issues and challenges. Fellows will spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior Government House Staff, Cabinet members, and other top-ranking government officials in State Departments and Agencies.
- Job Assignments: Fellows’ responsibilities would range from supporting public service delivery, interagency meetings, and designing and implementing state government policies, to drafting speeches for government principals to representing their agencies outside Kaduna State. Fellows’ assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Job assignments are made at the commencement of the Fellowship during “Placement Week”.
- Remuneration: Fellows will receive salary and benefits equivalent to that of a Special Assistant to the Governor. Kashim Ibrahim Fellows CANNOT receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service. Additionally, accommodation will be provided throughout the course of the Fellowship.
- Education Programme: The mandatory Education Programme serves as an important aspect of the Fellowship as it is intended to augment and enhance the workplace experience. Fellows are expected to fully undertake the Education Programme which would include LGA tours, Brown Bag Meetings, Speaker Series, domestic policy trips, an international policy trip, workshops, and Aspen Institute styled quarterly seminars. The Speaker Series under the Education Programme increases Fellows’ exposure to renowned leaders from the public and private sectors. Each class will meet with notable global individuals who will improve and enrich their understanding and experience of public service. These interactive sessions generally take place during the week and are off-the-record, lively, and frank
- Community Service: Community service is a key component of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship. Fellows have a strong legacy of service to their communities and participate in community service projects throughout their year in Kaduna Metropolis. Fellows will be expected to pursue projects to assist the urban poor with solid waste management and recycling systems, volunteer teaching, mentoring secondary school students, or participating in the clean-up of local schools, etc.
The deadline to submit applications for this program is 19-Mar-21.
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