AFRIKA KOMMT Fellowship Program for Young Leaders in Germany (fully-funded )

Deadline : January 10, 2020 .  

Apply for the AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme 2020/2022 . AFRIKA KOMMT! is a capacity building programme that was initiated by German companies to foster German-African business relations. The fellowship programme comprises a one-year stay in Germany, including an 8-month practical training in a German company.

Nineteen of Germany’s leading businesses have committed themselves to a common cause. In 2008, they launched the AFRIKA KOMMT! initiative for economic and capacity development. The programme trains young, future managers from Sub-Saharan Africa on-site with German companies. The main idea behind the initiative is to create a win-win-situation for the programme participants and the partnering companies. Thus, the initiative lays the foundation stone for sustainable economic cooperation with Africa and aims at forming stable cooperative partnerships for the future.

Benefits

  • Visa for Germany for one year
  • Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and back
  • Travel to refresher course and back
  • Programme-related travelling expenses in Germany
  • Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (August, September and October 2020; July 2021)
  • One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries
  • Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross
  • Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany (including internet allowance, electricity, water and other charges)
  • Health, accident and liability insurance
  • International management training courses
  • Study tour and weekend seminars in Germany
  • Refresher course in Germany or Africa, including management training
  • Alumni networking activities

Eligibility

  • Citizen of a country in Africa
  • University degree in a relevant subject (please see individual company profiles)
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  • Not older than 35 years and physically fit
  • Female candidates are welcome
  • Language and communication skills:
    • Excellent English skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • High willingness to learn German
  • Professional skills:
    • High leadership potential
    • Strong self-motivation and self-starter mentality
    • High level of dedication, commitment and target-orientation
    • Strong capacity for teamwork
  • Personal attributes:
    • High level of enthusiasm, flexibility and resilience
    • Outstanding intercultural competencies
    • Ability to adapt to new environments quickly

Application

To apply,  Click here

For more information, visit AFRICA KOMMT