Welcome to Hope Fellowships
OPEN COMPETITION – WOMEN IN ECONOMY
Hope Fellowships Women in Governance and Economy Program
The National Albanian American Council (NAAC) / Hope Fellowships (HF) Program is pleased to announce the open competition for the USAID funded Women in Governance and Economy Program – Economy Group.
Hope Fellowships Program (HF) seeks to reinforce and enhance women’s position and participation at the municipal and national government level to positively impact the process of governing by empowering women professionals to advocate as one voice for inclusive development policies in the state building process in Kosovo. The NAAC’s Women in Economy program is designed for participants in all sectors of the economy with active roles in promoting economic development.
The HF in-country program will begin in September 2013. Up to thirty fellows will be selected.
For this round, HF seeks women leaders that:
- Are mid-level managers from local and central governments, public and non-government institutions, and the private sector, including entrepreneurs and small business owners
- Currently head or are decision-makers within their organizations of affiliation
- Are University graduates with a proven track record of engagement in the field of economy
- Have demonstrated leadership potential in the field of development of economic policies
- Are committed to providing services to citizens, private sector and/or their community
Deadline for application submission is Friday, June 14, 2013 at 17:00.
Applicants are advised to learn about both programs Kosovo Leadership Program (KLP) and Washington Leadership Program (WLP) selection criteria, as stated in the application form. Applications can be downloaded at www.naac-hf.org/apply or received in our office at Hope Fellowship Program Office, str. Sejdi Kryeziu 5, Qyteza Pejton, Prishtine 10000 (in front of the Norwegian Embassy Building). Office: 038 609 220; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Fellowship was established by the National Albanian American Council (NAAC) and is funded from the American People through USAID to strengthen the role of women in policy and decision-making in the Balkans. The program operates in Kosovo, empowering women leaders to create collaborative, sustainable, positive change in government, civil society, and business that strengthen the democratic process and promotes prosperity for all peoples in the country. NAAC’s aim is to contribute to the development of the Balkans by offering concrete support in the form of educational opportunities and tools to foster democratic participation.
Hope Fellowship Phase V
NAAC-HF launched phase V, Women in Governance and Economy Program in December 2012. Women in Governance and Economy Program goals are to: (1) Reinforce and enhance women’s positions and participation at the municipal and national government level to positively impact the process of democracy consolidation and economic development and (2) Empower women professionals to advocate as one voice for inclusive and developmental policies in the state building process in Kosovo.
The overall HF Phase V, Women in Governance and Economy Program goals will be reached through the following objectives:
Objective 1: Increase women’s capacity to support Kosovo’s governance and economic ability.
Objective 2: Enable professional knowledge and first hand democratic leadership experience to women in governance and economic decision-making.
Objective 3: Create a foundation for HF women professional’s network to advocate for the needed reforms in country.
Objective 4: Enable opportunities for fellows to practice voluntarism and induce the leadership ambition of HF, “giving back” to the community.