Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a social impact startup that aims to create an effective and resilient civil service in Africa, through a region-wide cadre of fellows who can inspire a new generation of civil service leadership. The vision for EPL is to have a network of 500+ fellows across Africa by 2021.
EPL is building on the proven model of its flagship program, the President’s Young Professionals Program of Liberia (PYPP) to address the particular needs and priorities of each EPL country, while maintaining the core mission of training and cultivating future leaders in order to equip them with the necessary skills and mindset to make significant and meaningful contributions to the civil service.
EPL is being incubated by the Global Development Incubator which advances and scales social impact organizations.
The Fall Intern role is a unique opportunity to work closely with EPL, a new social impact start-up devoted to capacity development in African countries. The Fall Intern will become familiar with EPL’s flagship program, the President’s Young Professionals Program of Liberia (www.pyppliberia.org), which is a 2-year leadership program that recruits and prepares high-performing Liberian college graduates for a future in public service. The Fall Intern will help provide strategic, operational, and research support in exploring the expansion of the PYPP model to other African countries. There may be additional opportunities to work on other EPL projects.
Problem-solve around strategic issues and provide input to strategy development
Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
Research + Writing
Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders in EPL expansion countries
Support the development and delivery of structured communications, especially reports and presentations
Support for the EPL Team
Participate in weekly portfolio reviews with the EPL leadership team
Support broader knowledge management and dissemination
Full-time undergraduate or graduate student. International Relations, Political Science, Global Development, African Studies or related disciplines preferred
Demonstrated interest in global development, youth empowerment and/or capacity building
Strong oral and written communication skills
Curious and organized
Ability to work independently and as a member of a small team
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
A relentless drive to get things done
Fluency in French will be an advantage
Duration : Mid-September to end of November, with some flexibility
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document, with “Job Applicant: Fall Intern” as the subject line.
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