Among frontline health organizations in GHC’s countries of operation, demand is high for the diverse talent and quality training GHC provides through the fellowship. Each year, GHC receives an average of twice as many applications for fellow placement organizations as we can accept.
of partners said fellows met or exceeded goals of work assignment during the fellowship year.
of GHC placement organization partners return year-over-year.
Fellows work in teams of two – one national fellow and one international fellow – filling critical capacity gaps that allow organizations to further the impact of their work. GHC fellows are a multidisciplinary group of young professionals who offer a wide range of technical skills, professional experience, educational backgrounds, and diverse perspectives. Their contributions are enhanced by their participation in the GHC community, which serves as a place of learning, support, and discernment.
GHC advertises the fellowship opportunities and candidates apply to up to three specific fellowship roles, for which they have relevant skills and experience. GHC reviews applications, interviews a select group, and recommends finalists to placement organizations, who interview candidates to make the final selection.
The 2023-2024 cohort will be more diverse than any cohort before! GHC will continue to recruit and place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. In addition, GHC will recruit fellows from nine other countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, which we chose primarily based on where GHC alumni already work and live: Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Placement organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia will select a national fellow and an international fellow.
Previously, placement organizations selected one national citizen and one U.S. citizen as fellows. During the pandemic, we responded to travel-related restrictions and an effort to strengthen national talent pipelines by modifying our selection process so that every organization selected two national fellows.
We believe that recruiting and placing a more diverse cohort will amplify coordination and collaboration across Sub-Saharan Africa. We also know that bringing fellows from diverse backgrounds and contexts into partnership catalyzes learning and growth.
GHC places fellows with organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and outcomes in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Our placement organizations range in size, scope of work, and geographic focus; we work with small grassroots organizations, large global institutions, and a spectrum of organizations in between.
Organizations begin by completing our Expression of Interest and Financial Information Form. GHC staff then lead a rigorous screening process. As part of the selection process, GHC works with partner organizations to craft compelling roles for fellows and establish a cost-sharing plan.
GHC works with organizations of all sizes. We have different financial models to accommodate the range of organizations with which we work. Cost considerations include housing, monthly living stipend for fellows, health insurance, vaccinations and prophylaxis, professional development funds, completion award, and fellow leadership programming.
Fill out the GHC Partnership Expression of Interest Form by September 30! As part of the Expression of Interest, you’ll also be prompted to download and complete the Partner Financial Assessment and draft Role Descriptions.