The U.S. Department of State and IREX are looking for academic, professional, and local experts to review and grade the applications for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship,. For the first eight years of the Fellowship, there were 5,800 Fellow positions available, and there were nearly 300,000 applications from 49 sub-Saharan African nations. We truly appreciate your skills and assistance in evaluating the large number of applications we get.
Responsibilities And Reading Period
Readers will be in charge of assessing program applications in accordance with predetermined standards and a scoring criteria. For professionals or those pursuing degrees, this is a fantastic chance for volunteer professional growth and resume building.
The reading period will start on September 14, 2022, and last up to three times, with each reading session lasting roughly two weeks. It will end in early November. To examine about 40 applications, chosen readers will be allocated to one of the reading phases. The time investment is anticipated to be 10 hours altogether, with reading and scoring each application taking about 10-15 minutes.
- Ideal readers are academics and/or professionals with expertise in one or more of the Fellowship’s thematic areas (business, civic engagement, or public management), have experience working in Africa, or experience working on sub-Saharan African issues. U.S. Government employees and Fellowship Alumni are eligible.
- Applicants for the 2023 Fellowship are not eligible to be readers.
How To Apply
To apply, go to United States Department of State (DOS) on www.surveygizmo.com
Fill out the application as soon as you can if you’re interested in being a reader. To be eligible for the first phase of the reading pool, submit the application before September 2, 2022. If you are chosen to be a reader, we will let you know via email prior to the Fellowship application deadline on September 13, 2022.
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