The Oxford Policy Fellowship (, an initiative of Oxford Policy Management, has just launched a call for applications. The Fellowship gives legal professionals the opportunity to work within a government in Sub-Saharan Africa as a civil servant reporting to local managers. Because the demand for Oxford Policy Fellows is led by host governments – rather than being imposed by an outside agency – Fellows’ positions are tailored to the host government’s specific need and context, meaning they are more likely to make a real impact. The programme has successfully completed its pilot year and currently has four Fellows in post. We are looking to expand the programme by six to nine additional Fellows in this round.

The Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities with an undergraduate or graduate qualification in law, or otherwise a qualified lawyer. Applicants should have excellent academic qualifications and have completed their traineeship and/or have at least two years’ of relevant work experience. Ideal applicants will also have a Master’s degree in law, international development, political science, international relations or a related field.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday 10 April 2016 at 23:59 GMT.