Application Due Date: November 19 th 2018

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Expert Fellows Program on Inclusive Special Needs Work (PFP-IDE) supports 20 mid-career specialists (Fellows) from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, who are dedicated to advancing inclusive work for people with impairments. Fellows will take part in an extensive five-week program at a university-based research study and education center for impairments in the U.S. They will find out ingenious methods to promote financial empowerment of people with impairments through the development of inclusive job opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be in between the ages of 25 and 40;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Be presently living and operating in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Be qualified to get a U.S. J-1 visa;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Excel in spoken and composed English;-LRB- *****************).
  • Speaking efficiency suggests that you have the ability to get involved successfully in the majority of official and casual discussions on useful, social, and expert subjects. Interaction in spoken English as analyzed by an indication language interpreter (which will be supplied by the Fellowship program) through usage of American, Kenyan or Ugandan Indication Language certifies you for speaking efficiency.
  • Checking out efficiency suggests you have the ability to check out basic paper products, regular correspondence, reports, and technical products in your unique field.
  1. Have at least 2 (2) or more years of appropriate work experience with or for non-governmental companies (NGOs), federal government workplaces, universities, schools or community-based companies;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Have expert interest and/or experience in inclusive work and impairments;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Be self-directed and able to work successfully in a cross-cultural setting;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Have actually shown management and collective abilities;-LRB- *****************).
  1. Have the ability to take part in the Expert Fellows Program on Inclusive Special Needs Work in the United States either in the spring (April 27- May 27, 2019)
  1. Be dedicated to going back to your house nation for a duration of 2 (2) years after conclusion of the program; and
  1. Be dedicated to carrying out a specific task that will benefit youths with impairments and promote higher inclusive work in your area, nation, or neighborhood following conclusion of the program.


Fellows get moneying for their Fellowship-related travel to and within the U.S.,
lodgings in the U.S., and more, consisting of:
• Visa
• Round-trip travel in between house nation and U.S.
• Mishap and medical insurance throughout of the Fellowship in the U.S.
• Living allowance (or comparable assistances) to cover expenses of meals, real estate, and
incidental costs
• Disability-related plans, if required

Secret Program Activities:
Fellows will take part in:
1. An orientation to the program and life in the U.S. Fellows will discover the U.S.
special needs motion and special needs rights, with a concentrate on inclusive work.
2. An Expert Fellows Congress which will supply a chance to consult with hundreds
of other Expert Fellows from lots of nations who are taking part in other exchange
programs. Throughout the Congress, Fellows will take part in conversations and expert trainings to support the advancement of tasks in your home.
3. A homestay with an American household a minimum of one week (or 4 weekends) in period.
4. A Fellowship at a host website in the U.S., likely a university-based research study andeducation
center or community-based company at which Fellows will work together with specialists, and
research study policies and practices in inclusive work. Fellows will be positioned with a host whose proficiency matches their specific expert objectives.
5. Weekly group workshops in which Fellows will discuss their host website positionings, share
experiences, and discover management and inclusive work with coaches andpeers.
6. A customized inclusive work task that is established with assistance from host
coaches and executed upon the Fellow’s return house. Task application might consist of a technical help journey by a host website coach to the Fellow’s house nation.
7. Continuous access to alumni from other programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State, which will supply chances to share details and experiences, and to look for peer assistance and mentoring.

Choice Process:

Candidate Screening PFP- IDE personnel will examine all applications and choose those people whose applications best satisfy the program goals. Effective candidates will be welcomed to take part in an interview.

Prospect Interviews Picked prospects will be welcomed to take part in a 45- minute specific interview with a program employee and a Cultural Affairs Officer from the U.S. Embassy in their house nation. The interview will:

  • Check out the prospect’s concepts for a proposed task that resolves a policy or practice-related problem worrying inclusive work and special needs in his/her house nation;-LRB- *****************).
  • Evaluate prospect’s English language efficiency through discussion about the task in concern, previous experience and other matters.

The interview will happen either face to face or from another location through an online interaction platform such as Skype.

Prospect Choice and Next Actions: The interview panel and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will choose Fellows after speaking with all possible prospects. Both effective and not successful prospects will be alerted of the last choice choices.

Effective prospects will be matched with a university center in the U.S. that will function as their Fellowship host website. They will be gotten in touch with a coach from the university professors who shares their specific interest in inclusive work and will direct their specific Fellowship training.

To Find Out More:

Go To the Authorities Web Page of the 2019 International Specialist Fellows Program on Inclusive Special Needs Work

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