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The Oxford Policy Fellowship Programme 2020 call for Applications


Deadline: 31 Jan,2020    Next term Starts:: 15 Oct,2020



The Fellowship is a unique and exciting opportunity to work at the interface of law and public policy, embedded within a country government and living somewhere different. However this means that candidates applying need to consider:

Their willingness to be posted to any country in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Our postings can be in countries with varying levels of healthcare provision. We expect candidates who are successful in the panel interviews to be open minded to all postings in any country, by applying you are confirming that you would accept any posting. We will specify willingness to be posted in a specific country in the application form occasionally.


Eligibility and Criteria

There are four stages to the recruitment for Fellows:


  • Application – candidates will be required to provide a completed application form along with supporting documents in order to be considered. Details will be made available on the ‘Apply Here’ page.
  • Phone call interviews – based on the applications we receive, candidates will be shortlisted to participate in a first round phone call interview. These are informal 30 minute interviews with Two Fellowship representatives. Questions at this stage will be based on scenarios, technical and people skills. The phone interviews takes place in February/March.
  • Panel interviews & group exercises – a further shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend an in-person interview and group exercise. Requirements will include a 10 minutes presentation, competency based questions and group interaction. The panel interviews take place in person in one of Oxford Policy Management’s international offices, depending on the candidates geographical location. The panel interviews will take place in March-April.
  • Shortlist to governments – the final stage of the recruitment is for Fellowship staff to present the final shortlist of candidates to each government line manager who will select their preferred candidate based on their needs.


Awards and Benefits

  • Each Fellow will receive a total salary of around £26,000 per annum. The Fellowship provides medical insurance and a duty of care for all Fellows as well as a housing financial contribution, if required.
  • The commitment from all parties (governments, Fellows and the Fellowship) is for two full years. However, each posting is reviewed at the one year mark by all parties to ensure continued value add.
  • Candidates should only apply if they are prepared to spend the two full years in post; it is very disruptive to the programme and to our relationships with government partners if Fellows leave for non-critical reasons mid-posting. Fellows can continue working with the government beyond two years, but the Fellowship only provides support for two years.
  • Your partner or family are very welcome to go with you on your Fellowship posting. However we are unable to provide duty of care, insurance, further allowances or financial resources to cover this. Each Fellow will receive a total salary of around £26,000 per annum, and some assistance from their host ministry with visas and living arrangements, if possible.
  • Fellows work directly for their ministries, and will be provided with the same resources available to local civil servants. The Oxford Policy Fellowship staff also provide some support to Fellows when they are in country, including pastoral care, a supportive community of practice network, and technical backstopping support in situations where all other resources have been exhausted.
  • A computer might be made available by the ministry, however, the Fellowship strongly advises bringing a personal laptop.


How To Apply

To apply please click here