2019 Oxford Policy Fellowship Program

Deadline: February 1, 2019.

Are you are looking for your next challenge, or planning a wholesale career move? Become an Oxford Policy Fellow for a unique opportunity to apply your legal knowledge within an international development context.

The Fellowship is the start of an exciting new chapter in your career. It opens the door to a career with a range of international agencies, NGOs, development consultancies and governmental organisations.




1. Undergraduate or graduate qualification in law, or otherwise a qualified lawyer;
2. Master’s degree in other relevant discipline (international development, political science,international relations or related field) desirable
3. Experience in commercial law and/or private international law practice desirable for some postings
4. Experience in environmental law and climate change law desirable for some postings
5. Experience in trade law desirable for some postings
6. Experience in health law desirable for some postings
7. Experience in education law desirable for some postings
8. Demonstrable experience with legal analysis and drafting
9. Previous experience working in public policy and capacity building desirable
10. Strong interpersonal and team working skills. Ability to work closely with local counterparts and develop good relationships in an international and multi-cultural setting
11. Ability to work independently and proactively

12.  Experience in developing countries and/or transitional economies desirable
13. Demonstrated understanding (either from previous work experience or study) of key issues in international development, including an understanding of overseas development assistance, desirable.
14. Excellent research, IT and coordination skills.
15.  Fluency in a language other than English is a plus.




1. In all cases, the Fellow will be accountable to their host Government ministry and their line manager in Government. In all cases Fellows will be expected to contribute to the Fellowship’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework through regular reporting procedures.
2. Inclusive of contributions from host Ministries, Fellows will receive a total salary of £26,000 a year, plus a housing allowance and, airfare to and from the posting.



A completed application form and all other required documentation should be emailed to fellows@policyfellowship.org by Friday 01 February 2019 at 12 noon (GMT), please submit all required documentation in one email.

Application form 2019 – the Oxford Policy Fellowship




Oxford Policy Fellowship

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