Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship (EPL Kenya) Paid Fellowship 2022 for Kenyan Graduate Students

Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship (EPL Kenya) Paid Fellowship 2022 for Kenyan Graduate Students

When is the application deadline:

January 10, 2022

Tell me about Fellowship for Emerging Public Service Leaders:

We are pleased to announce the launch of Kenya’s Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program, marking the entry of Emerging Public Leaders into East Africa.

Join us live on November 23rd as Emerging Public Leaders gather with the Public Service Commission and Emerging Leaders Foundation Africa to celebrate the official signing and founding of the Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship.

As the Kenyan government continues to build an effective civil service, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has launched the Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship of Kenya as an intergenerational effort to re-engage Kenyan youth in public service and governance.

With an initial cohort of 50 prospective government leaders, the Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship program will focus on developing public sector leadership, cultivating ethics and citizen-centered government delivery.

Over the course of a year, the fellowship trains and develops Kenya’s most promising young civil servants for future leadership, providing them with responsive training, supporting them with mentors and connecting them with a pan-African network of peers for support during their careers in the public service.

The Public Service Fellows will experience a specially designed curriculum, which includes ethical leadership, responsive training and inclusive policy development and leadership modules from Kenya and around the world. Designed in collaboration with the Chandler Institute of Governance, an international non-profit organization based in Singapore, the curriculum is defined by its strong practice orientation.

A path forward

Over time and with the help of our many partners, we hope to contribute to enhanced public service at the national and sub-national levels by recruiting young, exceptional talent for government services to improve public service delivery, making public resources ethical and transparent and build a cadre of professionals.

We see the Kenya program as a regional model for similar partnerships with the governments in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and regional intergovernmental organizations such as the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA).

What kind of scholarship is this?


Who can apply for an Emerging Leaders Fellowship?

Must have served as an employee of the Public Service Commission in a Department of State for a period of six (6) months to ONE (1) year; hold a bachelor’s degree in a discipline from a recognized university; have graduated in the year 2015 or later; and demonstrable proficiency in computer applications.

Which countries are eligible?


Where will the prize be won?


How many scholarships are given?


What is the benefit of Emerging Leaders Fellowship for Public Services?

The fellowship is a 12-month program and offers a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

50 candidates will be selected. The program curriculum includes responsive training, hands-on mentorship, community involvement, and continuous career development support.

How long does the program last?

12 months

How to Apply for a Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship:

To apply click on this link to the PSC Application Portal and submit the following documentation:

A five hundred (500) word essay on why they consider themselves a suitable candidate for the program. Complete the ONLINE application request through the Commission’s job portal or

Visit the Award webpage for details

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