CSC Professional Fellowships at WTI

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are for mid-career professionals from low and middle income countries to spend time working for a period of Professional Development at a UK Host organisation. They provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.

We are delighted to announce that WTI have been selected as a host organisation for the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission’s (CSC) Professional Fellowships programme from January – April 2022. The theme of this years’ Professional Fellowships is girls’ education, and WTI will be running a 3-month Programme Manager training programme for mid-career professionals working in girls education organisations in development contexts in Africa. 

The Commonwealth Professional Fellowships hosted by Windle Trust International will help to prepare the next generation of Programme Managers for non-governmental organisations working in development contexts in Africa.

Throughout the programme, fellows will work on the real-word problem of increasing access to education for females in East Africa. They will develop and share knowledge and insights into the broad issues faced, whilst also building the necessary skillsets to effectively manage education and scholarship programmes on their return home.

Working with experienced professionals, fellows will practice the broad range of skills needed by modern programme managers: from developing programme strategies, policies, and frameworks, to understanding budgeting and finance concerns from a Programme Manager’s perspective, as well as managing media, marketing and fundraising campaigns. Through this, fellows will gain breadth of experience to take home and put into immediate practice in their home organisations.

Full details, including the programme outline, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found here.

Please note that applications close at 16:00 BST on Monday 9th August 2021.