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The Oxford Law & Policy Fellowship 2019 for Early-Career Professionals | How to Apply

Applications are now invited from suitably qualify applicants for The Oxford Law & Policy Fellowship 2019 for Early-Career Professionals (Up to £26,000 Salary).

About The Oxford Law & Policy Fellowship 2019
The Oxford Policy Fellowship is currently accepting applications from lawyers to join the programme and take up a two-year posting in a government ministry. Our Fellows work at the interface of law and public policy, providing direct support to senior government officials and contributing to the delivery of strategic priorities of their posting country.

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The Fellowship is the start of an exciting new chapter in your career. It opens the door to a career with a range of international agencies, NGOs, development consultancies and governmental organisations.
The Oxford Policy Fellowship also provides transformative career opportunities for professionals who are passionate about development.
The Fellowship is an initiative of Oxford Policy Management and its major funding partner is the UK Government’s Department for International Development (UK DFID). It has also received funding from the New Venture Fund and a private donation.

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The Oxford Law & Policy Fellowship Task
1.       Successful candidates will live and work in their posting country full-time for two years.
2.      Supporting the senior officials and exchanging knowledge with peers within the ministry.
3.      Contributing to procurement processes and contract management;
4.      Drafting contracts, memoranda of understanding and regulations;
5.       Providing inputs to drafting Public Private Partnership (PPP) policies, and conducting research on possible accompanying legal frameworks;
6.      Facilitating capacity building in areas requested by the Ministry and where you observe clear gaps: from providing training or tools on how to review complex commercial contracts to side-by-side learning achieved through team work (e.g. working with colleagues to utilise track changes function in Word or refining drafting and formatting skills);
7.       Assisting with Environmental Impact Assessments, particularly relating to disputes and appeals;

Application Deadline:  1st February 2019.
Oxford Policy Fellowship Eligibility.
·         Open to outstanding candidates who have a demonstrable interest and some work experience in law and/or policy;
·         Relevant work or voluntary experience in a developing country; and strong computer skills;
·         Depending on the specific post for which you are applying, a law degree, an LLM, a Masters in Law, a Masters in Public Policy, or a related field will be required;
·         You must also be willing to commit to a two-year posting in any of the participating countries.

Benefits of Oxford Policy Fellowship.
·         In all cases, the Fellow will be accountable to their host Government ministry and their line manager in Government. In all cases Fellows will be expected to contribute to the Fellowship’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework through regular reporting procedures.

·         Inclusive of contributions from host Ministries, Fellows will receive a total salary of £26,000 a year, plus a housing allowance and, airfare to and from the posting.

How to Apply for Oxford Policy Fellowship.
There are four stages to the recruitment for Fellows:
1.      Application – candidates will be required to provide a completed application form along with supporting documents in order to be considered. Details will be made available on the ‘how to apply’ page.
2.    Skype interviews – based on the applications we receive, candidates will be shortlisted to participate in a first round Skype interview. These are informal 45 minute interviews over Skype with two Fellowship representatives. Questions at this stage will be focused on hard and people skills.
3.    Panel interviews & group exercises – a further shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend an in-person interview and group exercise. Requirements will include a 15 minute presentation, competency based questions and group interaction.
4.    Shortlist to governments – the final stage of the recruitment is for Fellowship staff to present the final shortlist of candidates to each government line manager who will select their preferred candidate based on their needs.

Application Submission Process
Candidates should submit a completed application form and all other required documentation to by Friday 01 February 2019 at 12 noon (GMT). See here for more information on how to apply.

Application form 2019 – the Oxford Policy Fellowship (please click here to download the document).

Note: Please contact if you have any questions or experience any issues when applying.

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