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2023-24 Lazord Fellowhip | Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia


Opportunity Type: Fellowship

Country: Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Deadline: 3rd July 2023




If you are a visionary leader, who aims to generate ideas for social change in areas such as

education, women’s rights, social entrepreneurship, youth, corporate engagement, and human rights, we encourage you to apply!


Program description:


The Lazord Fellowship partners are pleased to announce the opening of applications to

become a 2023-2024 Lazord Fellow. As a Lazord Fellow, you would be joining a

multi-dimensional program that seeks to empower its fellows to develop a critical

understanding of civic engagement, and to improve their leadership and technical skills for

their future careers in all sectors. The program achieves its mission through offering

mentoring, providing job opportunities in organizations striving to advance the common good, and creating enriched educational opportunities.


The first Lazord Fellowship began in Egypt in 2010. It currently has chapters in Egypt, Jordan,

and Tunisia, working with over 50 organizations. The fellowship is a yearlong regional program that includes a chance for the chapters and fellows in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia to meet all together twice a year (whether in person, or virtually).* After a competitive recruitment effort, fellows are selected in each of the 3 countries and placed for one year in a local organization.


The fellowship offers training sessions, mentorship, and networking opportunities for fellows,

guiding them through their year and helping them realize their full potential as responsible

leaders.


Eligibility criteria:

● University graduates from any field;

● Having graduated in 2020 (exception due to Covid) or after;

● Proven record of being civically engaged;

● Ready to commit to a one-year full-time fellowship starting September 2023;

● Be available to attend the annual International Conference* from October 9 to October

13, 2023;

● Have local residency status and authorization to work in the country of the fellowship

to which you are applying;

● Males applying from Egypt have to either be exempt from military service, already

received the certificate of exemption, or be done with their service


Fellows will:

● be hosted for one year in a local organization;

● receive a living stipend (based on local living costs);

● be offered a minimum of 18 training sessions by influential civil society leaders and

professional trainers on an array of topics pertaining to civil society, management,

leadership, team building, management skills, and much more;

● receive monthly mentoring sessions with professional mentors with civil society

experience;

● have networking opportunities with professionals and influential individuals from all

sectors – both local and international;

● attend the annual opening and closing International Conferences* with the regional

cohort of fellows from all 3 countries.


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