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Offer: IREX Community Solutions Program: Grant Opportunity for Community Leaders

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The application cycle for the 2014 Community Solutions Program is now open. Please refer to the application materials for more information. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 20, 2013.

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues. Selected candidates will participate in: a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency; structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute; and, the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS OF THE GRANT
• J-1 visa support
• Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.
• Accident and sickness insurance
• Living Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentals

Eligibility
TECHNICAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition for the Community Solutions Program is merit-based and open to community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, who meet the following criteria:

• From a participating country (U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years are not eligible for this program)

• Currently living and working in his/her home country (Individuals participating in academic, training or research programs in the United States at the time of application and individuals residing or working outside their home countries at the time of application are not eligible for this program)

• Currently working on a community project or initiative in his/her home country; and, has at least 2 years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of application

• Able to begin the program in the United States in 2014, and is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the program

• Able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa (Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored or funded by the U.S. Government who have not fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement by the time of application are not eligible for this program)

• Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES
Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

East Asia and the Pacific: Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey
South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Near East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and West Bank/Gaza

Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago

Contact
communitysolutions@irex.org

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Kangabe's picture

Request for information

Dear all,

Thank you for the opportunity,

However, I would like to know if this opportunity is also open for none members.

Best regards,

Edith

Kangabe Edith

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Thanks for posting this

Thanks for posting this opportunity! I wonder if you'd be interested in this one for yourself: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange/post/76548

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
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Ito Ako's picture

thank you

just to inform that for these oportiny ,is the good of the member of world pulse

AKONKWA

BUHENDWA NEEMA's picture

bonjour!!

bien pour cette information d'oportinité; merci

neema weza

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