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IIE is Recruiting for Democracy Fellows with USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) Program

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The Institute of International Education (IIE) was awarded USAID’s Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) Program, funded through USAID’s Center for Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG), in September 2012. USAID’s Democracy Fellows Program was initiated in 1995 to promote democratic practices in emerging and transitional democracies by placing experienced DRG professionals within USAID. The current DFG program, effective from September 2012 – September 2017, is designed 1) to develop a pool of committed professionals at the junior, mid-, and senior levels; 2) to strengthen relations between USAID and academic, think tank, and research organizations; and 3) to promote research and innovative solutions to DRG programs.

The program will offer two types of opportunities to engage experts, students, and academic institutions in supporting USAID programming and policy: fellowships to junior, mid-level, and senior DRG professionals (currently available); and grants to academic or research institutions working in the DRG fields (still under development, with more information available on the DFG site in the coming months).

The DFG Democracy Fellowships will be developed with USAID bureaus, units, and missions and will support USAID’s research and analytical needs in the DRG fields, including, but not limited to: civil society and media, elections and political transitions, human rights, governance and rule of law, and conflict management and mitigation. Individual fellowships may target these fields broadly or address specific subsectors, depending on USAID’s priorities. 

Full-time Democracy Fellows are hired as salaried IIE staff with benefits. Most short-term or part-time Fellows, and Interns, will be hired as consultants, allowing scholars or students with long-term commitments to other academic and research institutions also to contribute to building USAID’s technical leadership in democracy promotion.

IIE is currently recruiting for the following Democracy Fellow:

DCHA/CMM Atrocities Prevention Fellowship (part-time): 
Application Deadline: December 19, 2012
IIE is actively recruiting for an Atrocities Prevention Fellow, a part-time fellowship situated in the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) within the Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau (DCHA). For more information about this position, please go to: www.iie.org/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program/Fellowship/Available-Fellowships#Atrocities-Prevention.

Information on a full-time Atrocities Prevention Fellowship, situated in USAID’s Center for Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG), is expected to be posted soon.

General Applications to the Democracy Fellows Program:
Application Deadline: Applications Accepted on Rolling Basis
IIE also encourages qualified fellowship candidates to submit applications on a rolling basis. IIE will retain all eligible applications on file for one year, and accepted candidates will be considered for future fellowships in their areas of expertise. For more information or to apply, please go to: www.iie.org/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program/Fellowship/How-to-Apply.

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