Request a Fellow

Request a Fellow

Based on the governments’ request for a Fellow, OPF recruits Fellows who have the required skills and experience. We have developed a rigorous recruitment process that ensures identify the most suitable candidates. Once this process is completed, you choose your Fellow from a shortlist of candidates.

Following the candidate’s confirmation, a Memorandum of Understanding is signed between the government and OPF. A contract of employment is signed between the Fellow and the government and a Letter of Agreement is signed between OPF and the Fellow.

I would highly recommend this programme to any government that is contemplating or thinking about having a fellow onboard. Wilhelmina Asamoah, Director of General Administration Ministry of Education, Ghana
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Onboarding timeline

The OPF team shares shortlisted CVs for governments to consider and visits Government Partners to discuss the candidates and the postings. Governments select their Fellow.
Memorandum of Understanding, Contract of Employment and Letter of Agreement signed.
Fellows attend pre-departure Orientation training. Governments and Fellows attend the Oxford Policy Fellowship Annual Meeting.
Fellows arrive in-country and start their postings.

Having an Oxford Policy Fellow at the PPP Department has provided immense support across the PPP related issues be it legal or non-legal, coupled with leveraging on international best practices and adopting a more pragmatic approach in the use of PPPs in infrastructure development. The support has been invaluable, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and our Fellow  demonstrated  resilience and commitment in delivering  tasks by remaining in-post to continue supporting the team.

Ireen Musonda Habasimbi, Director PPP Department, Ministry of Finance, Zambia

Oxford Policy Fellow presenting to participants at the Annual Meeting

What can governments expect from OPF?

  • Top up the Fellow’s government salary and contribute to the cost of the Fellow’s accommodation, where necessary
  • Provide Fellows with health insurance, security support, travel to and from the posting country as well as pastoral support and technical backstopping
  • Government Partners are included in our network and are invited to participate in our Annual Meeting.

What is expected from the Government Partners?

  • Provide a ‘duty of care’ to the Fellow while they are working for the ministry
  • Pay the Fellow a local salary or make a contribution in-kind, for example accommodation
  • Facilitate the necessary work/residential permits that allow the Fellow to live and work in the country during their posting.

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