The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme 2019/2021 for Future Leaders from Africa, Germany (Fully Funded)

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme 2019/2021 for Future Leaders from Africa, Germany (Fully Funded)

Deadline: January 11, 2019

Nineteen of Germany’s leading businesses have committed themselves to a common cause. In 2008, they launched the AFRIKA KOMMT! initiative for economic and capacity development. The programme trains young, future managers from Sub-Saharan Africa on-site with German companies. The main idea behind the initiative is to create a win-win-situation for the programme participants and the partnering companies. Thus, the initiative lays the foundation stone for sustainable economic cooperation with Africa and aims at forming stable cooperative partnerships for the future.

After five successful programme years, the results are very positive: Some of the participating companies have decided to host more than one to AFRIKA KOMMT! participant since the third year. Former participants continue to pass along their knowledge and experience in their home-countries and more than two thirds of the participants of the previous programme year now work in the branch office of their respective partner company in Africa.

Fellowship Benefits:

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme includes:

  • Language course
  • Travelling expenses – Flights, Visa, etc. (Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and back)
  • Monthly living allowance during the theoretical phase
     Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (August, September and October 2019; July 2020)
     One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries
     Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Alumni activities
  • Certificate

Key elements of AFRIKA KOMMT!

Financed by the German partner companies, the capacity development programme AFRIKA
KOMMT! consists of the following key components:

1. One-month individual German language preparation course
2. One-year stay in Germany comprising of:

  • Two-months intensive German language course
  • Eight-months internship in a German partner company
  • Three one-week training modules on international management and leadership competencies
  • One-week study tour in Germany on relevant subjects, e.g. “Digital Change”
  • Weekend seminars on cultural and social subjects organised by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in Hamburg
  • Cultural weekend activities organised by GIZ

3. Transfer phase after the stay in Germany with integration into the AFRIKA KOMMT! Alumni
Network and its regional Alumni Clubs
4. Refresher course in Germany or Africa, approx. 6-12 months after the stay in Germany, offering
the former fellows to extend their networks with other alumni and to mutually benefit from their

Eligibility requirements:

Candidates need to fulfil the following formal eligibility requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  • Not older than 35 years and physically fit
  • Female candidates are welcome

How to apply:

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