AFRIKA KOMMT!One-Year Experience in Germany + an 8-Month Internship Program in Germany

Deadline: 02-Apr-21

AFRIKA KOMMT! is a fellowship programme that connects visionary African professionals and leading German companies. Together they pave the way for global inclusive business and mutually beneficial cooperation. Companies benefit from the expertise, knowledge, local network and unique African perspective of the young professionals. The African fellows dive deep into the German corporate specifics, German business spirit and the German culture.
The programme provides an unparalleled opportunity to young, talented African professionals for a one year career and life transformational experience.
What does the programme entail?
At the core of the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme is a one-year stay for the African professionals in Germany. During this time, the fellows actively work in their partner companies where they are trained and mentored. Other components organized by GIZ such as language courses, trainings and networking events supplement the learning experience.
Professional and tailor-made selection process: The fellows of the programme are chosen in a comprehensive selection process that is implemented in close cooperation with the participating companies.

Language and cultural integration for fellows: The programme begins with German language and cultural integration courses to prepare the fellows for their stay in Germany. The fellows also get an opportunity to visit cultural heritage sites within Germany.

Management training for fellows: The fellows undergo three modules of intense management training where they advance their knowledge of modern global management practices.
Professional fellowship in partner company: The young experts spend eight months with their partner companies and are engaged in projects and meaningful work experience.

AFRIKA KOMMT! Network: The partner companies and the African professionals come together at various networking events, share expertise and drive common projects.
Alumni phase: After their one-year stay in Germany, the fellows become knowledge and skill transfer ambassadors as alumni in their home countries. A one-week refresher course in Germany or in Africa advances the skill set of the alumni and fosters continued strengthening of the AFRIKA KOMMT! network.
As a participant of AFRIKA KOMMT! you will:
Refine your leadership and management competency
Access networks & opportunities for career acceleration
Improve your intercultural competence
Broaden your perspective and stir up innovation
Achieve personal growth
Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must meet the following formal application criteria:

Citizenship of an African state
University degree in a relevant subject
Postgraduate studies (e.g. MBA) are an advantage
Two to five years of relevant work experience
Excellent knowledge of English
Basic knowledge of German is an advantage
Not older than 35 years
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