2020 ARNOVA & AROCSA NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) in Africa

Deadline: March 4, 2020.

ARNOVA and AROCSA, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, have established the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) in Africa. This program is intended for senior civil society/NGO leaders who are contemplating or have decided to move on from their existing NGO. This program seeks to help that leader develop a succession plan within the organization, contemplate a personal transition plan and also preserve their knowledge and experience.


I. Executive Director of an NGO in North Africa, and from North Africa, seeking to transition away from their NGO

II. Approval from the board to take a sabbatical from work from September – November 2020

III. Candidate must be above forty (40) years of age

IV. Candidate must have been in the executive leadership position for at least ten (10) years

V. Candidate must be a full time paid staff of the NGO

VI. Medical fitness certified by qualified medical doctor


I. Stipend: $9,000 covering living support for the three months during the fall semester at a US university

II. Housing: one single furnished bedroom, in a 2-bedroom apartment shared with one other fellow for three months in Indianapolis

III. Health insurance through Indiana University for three months in Indianapolis


V. Economy class return ticket from home country to the US for the semester at Indiana University in Indianapolis

VI. Costs related to attending the 2020 ARNOVA North American annual conference

VII. Costs related to attending the opening and closing retreats in the program

VIII. Up to $1000 travel funds to attend the AROCSA conference in July 2021


This program is in English. Applicants are required to apply for the Fellowship through the electronic application below.  Applications must include the following:

  1. Completed electronic application forms
  2. Copy of current passport
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation (including one from the NGO Board Chair indicating that the board is aware and approves of the applicant’s participation in the fellowship)
  5. A 3-5 page (double space, 12pt font with one inch margins) personal statement that includes, but not limited to, the reason for participating in the fellowship and anticipated fellowship objectives that the applicant seeks to achieve



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