We expect to publish the first call for application in May 2013. We will then be seeking applications for the Talentprogrammes starting in September. All calls for applications will be published widely through direct email and social media.
All relevant information on the application procedure will be published on this website together with the first call for applications of 2013. So further inquiry via email will not give you more information!Criteria
To be considered for participation in the Talent for Governance programme a candidate needs to:
- work for a local government ( e.g. district, municipality, city, region, province, water board etc.)
- work in one of the countries listed on the DAC countrylist;
- be 37 years of age or younger;
- have at least two years of work experience in local governance and have the intend to work there for at least two years more;
- speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
- be able to write and vocally defend his/her motivation for- and the relevance of the specific programme;
- be able to identify an issue/project as a Real-Life-Case within the theme of the programme for which he/she will write a Back-Home-Action Plan during the Talent programme;
- have complete support of the employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back-Home-Action plan when returned home;
- become an active member of the Talent network.
All Talentprogrammes are based on a different topic with the overall theme of good local governance. One of the selection criteria is that the talents need to be able to argue the relevance of the choice of programme topic. So be sure you make the right choice and answer to the right call for applications when its published.Real-life-Case
All talents need te able to identify an issue/project as a Real-Life-Case within on the topic of the programme. You will write a Back-Home-Action Plan for this project during the Talent programme.
If you are already working on a project that touches on the topic of the programme you are of course allowed to submit this project (or a part of a larger project) as your Real-Life-Case. You could also think of something new. Important is that you can explain your project in a SMART way (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound).
N.B. Please discuss the Real-Life-Case you submit with your employer, they will have to give you permission to implement the Back-Home-Action once you return home after all!Online network
The online Talent network is a growing community of young government practitioners from all over the world interested to share their thoughts and experiences on local governance issues. In the three years since the time that the network was launched 600 member singed up from more than 40 different countries and it is still growing.
All talents are obliged to become active members of the network, since they will need to post regular updates on the progress of the Back-Home-Action Plan.
Become an active member of the Talent network.