Landesa Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program, Seattle

Call for Applications: Landesa Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

Landesa is now accepting applications for its second Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The following information comes from the Landesa website, and more information,  including the application and FAQs, can be found by clickinghttp://www.landesa.org/women-and-land/programs-and-projects/women-land-rights-visiting-professionals-program/
What Will the Visiting Professionals Program Entail?
This is a competitive yearlong program for experienced and strongly motivated professionals who want to enhance their ability to improve women’s land rights in their countries or communities. Visiting professionals will work closely together and with Landesa staff to enhance their skills, expertise, and commitment to support each other by:
  • Participating in and contributing to substantive discussions;
  •  Sharing knowledge and expertise through presentations and informal conversations;
  • Working on leadership, managerial, and communication skills;
  •  Providing and receiving constructive feedback;
  • Benefiting from one year of dedicated mentoring;
  • Fostering the trust and ties that will lay the foundation for a sustainable women’s land rights network that can be a resource for those working in this field.
For the first six weeks, visiting professionals will be based at our main office in Seattle. Upon the visiting professionals’ return to their countries, they will continue to implement their projects under the mentorship of Landesa staff. We cover travel expenses and provide housing and a small stipend for the six weeks in Seattle.
Which Professionals Are Eligible to Apply?
  • Practitioners, policy advocates, community organizers, educators, and other professionals who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights;
  • Professionals with at least five years of development experience, two of which are either on land tenure or on women’s rights;
  • Professionals who are currently working in-country for an organization (NGO, educational institution, government agency, etc.) located in India, China, or East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda);
  • Professionals with advanced English proficiency skills (speaking, reading, and writing).
How Should You Apply?
 Please make sure we receive the following documents by Thursday, February 28, 2013:
  1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the Visiting Professionals Program
  2. Application form
  3.  CV
  4. One writing sample that demonstrates your understanding and involvement in development work and/or women’s land rights
  5. Two references (please include name and contact information)
Applications may be submitted online at landesa.org or sent via email to inquiries@landesa.org.
Finalists will be notified for interviews in mid-March. Visiting professionals for 2013 will be notified and announced in early April. The appointment starts on September 9, 2013.

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