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The Nelson Mandela Foundation Dialogue & Advocacy Fellowship



The Nelson Mandela Foundation Dialogue & Advocacy Fellowship

The Nelson Mandela Foundation aims to recruit a Fellow that will be based within the Dialogue and Advocacy unit. We envision this person as being someone who not only contributes towards public discourse but who also sees research as a verb in that they are committed towards actualising their proposals into tangible outcomes. We are looking for someone who can take initiative, network and engage with stakeholders in a meaningful way. Where possible, they must use relevant empirical evidence from both South Africa and elsewhere in the world. Any interventions or initiatives they propose must be possible in our local context.

Fellowship Selection and Application Criteria

To be considered for the Fellowship, the Fellow needs to:

  • Have at least a Masters degree or be studying towards one
  • Must be able to write for a popular audience and show proof of ability to do so
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and stakeholder engagement
  • Must be able to take initiative, work with little supervision and be self-motivated
  • Must be able to convene dialogues and be willing to support the Dialogue and Advocacy team with work that is related to their chosen focus area
  • Must be willing to meet deadlines and be hardworking
  • Preference may be given to candidates that are Gauteng based

To apply:

  • Prospective Fellows will need to complete the application form ie. Appendix A, which must be sent along with their CV to
  • The closing date for applications is the 21st of May 2021, and the expected start date is the 1st of June 2021.

The position:

  • This position is full time, until the end of 2021
  • The position will be a combination of working remotely as well as on site at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg
  • The remuneration for this position is R30 000 a month, with a R1 000 data and airtime allowance
  • The Nelson Mandela Foundation reserves the right to terminate the Fellowship, at any point, if output does not meet agreed upon targets
  • The Fellowship will incorporate a leadership development component

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Dialogue & Advocacy Fellowship 2021

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.



DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

DOT Kenya seeks to engage  30 young vibrant leaders from different parts of the country, who are passionate about entrepreneurship and community impact, to be part of our Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship program for a period of 12 months beginning July 1, 2021.

DOT Kenya’s Daring to Shift program is designed to embody DOT’s youth led  mission through incorporating youth voices and building the leadership capacity of outstanding youth within the DOT network and from communities that DOT Kenya  works. The D2S Social Innovators program will provide strategic and specialist  advice to upcoming Social Entrepreneurs and help them to establish impactful businesses  within their communities.


The D2S Social innovators program will provide entrepreneurial training to over 90  young men and women across Kenya in a period of 3 years. Every year, the program  will seek to support 30 young people to start and launch impactful enterprises within their communities.

Qualifications and Required Skills

The aspiring Social Innovator is expected to have the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement 

  • Be a Woman aged between 19-35 Years Old
  • From the following regions: Nairobi and its environs, Central, Western Kenya and Kisumu, Rift Valley and Coastal Region
  • MUST have a BUSINESS IDEA that can impact the community
  • Availability for the next one year


  • Be self-motivated,
  • Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and works well with others;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, speak local language proficiently or with full fluency;
  • Ability to work efficiently and promptly with team members and stakeholders
  • Comfort with  using  email email/GoogleHangout/ Skype/ SMS/instant messaging as a primary means of communication is a must –
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Have access to a smartphone or a computer.


  • Access to Entrepreneurial training from ideation to launch
  • Acceleration Program
  • Business Coaching
  • Seed funding

Interested candidates can apply by filling the form provided.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DOT Kenya Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program 2021

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