CfA - Lazord Fellowship 2018 - 2019, Egypt, Tunisa, Jordan


July 01, 2018

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If you are a visionary leader, who aims to generate ideas for social change in areas such as education, women’s rights, social entrepreneurship, youth, corporate social responsibility, and human rights, we encourage you to apply!

Program description:

The Lazord partners are pleased to announce the opening of applications to become a 2018-

2019 Lazord Fellow. As a Lazord Fellow, you would be joining a multi-dimensional program

that seeks to empower its fellows to develop a critical understanding of civic engagement, and

to improve their leadership and technical skills for their future careers, regardless of the

sector. The program achieves its mission through offering mentoring, providing job

opportunities in organizations striving to advance the common good, and creating enriched

educational opportunities.

The Lazord fellowship has been running since 2010, when it began in Egypt. It currently has

chapters in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia, working with over 50 organizations. The fellowship is a

yearlong regional program that includes a chance for the chapters and fellows in Egypt, Jordan,

and Tunisia to meet all together twice a year. After a competitive recruitment effort, fellows

are selected in each of the 3 countries and placed for one year in a local organization. The

fellows receive trainings provided by the local Lazord representatives as well as mentorship to

help them realize their full potential as responsible leaders.

The Lazord Foundation is pleased to announce that we are including applicants that meet the

criteria below coming from: Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan, and Libya.

Eligibility criteria:

♦ For public universities graduates: open to all graduates from any branch;

♦ For private university graduates: need-based scholarship granted for at least 2 years;

♦ Having graduated in 2016 or after;

♦ Proven record of being civically engaged;

♦ Ready to commit to a one-year full-time fellowship starting September 2018;

♦ Be available to attend the annual regional retreat from September 23 to September 29;

♦ Be a resident of the country of the fellowship to which you are applying.

Fellows will:

♦ be hosted for one year in a local non-profit organization as a full-time employee;

♦ receive a living stipend (based on the country) and a modest housing stipend (based on

the fellow’s placement and needs);

♦ be offered a minimum of 10 training sessions by influential civil society leaders and

professional trainers on an array of topics surrounding civil society, entrepreneurship

management, leadership, team building, business skills, and much more;

receive monthly mentoring sessions with professional mentors with civil society


♦ have networking opportunities with professionals and influential individuals from all

sectors – both local and international;

♦ males applying from Egypt have to either be exempted from military service, already

received the certificate of exemption, or be done with their service;

♦ attend the annual opening and closing retreats with the regional cohort of fellows from

all 3 countries.

Application deadline: July 1, 2018

Program timeline

May 7 Call for host organization opens

June 1 Application deadline for host organizations

June 4 Call for fellows opens

July 1 Application deadline for fellows

July 10 Interviews begin

July 26 Fellows receive notification of acceptance

August 13 Matchmaking process between fellows and host organization begins

September 23-29 Annual retreat for fellows

October 1 Placement begins for new fellows

September 2019 End of program

For more information and to apply, please contact your local Lazord partner listed below:

Country Local partner institution

Contact person Contact person’s email



Egypt Gerhardt Center, AUC Gerhart Center Apply

Jordan INJAZ Thourya Ibrahime Apply

Tunisia UTIL Moez Ali

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Eligible Countries
Host Country
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Publish Date
June 19, 2018
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