Calling young science and technology champions, one from each African country, apply to become a NEF Ambassador!

La sélection se fera devant un panel d’éminents scientifiques en ce compris les membres du Programme du Comité Scientifique du NEF

Les ambassadeurs du NEF sont les jeunes champions de la science et de la technologie du NEF, un pour chaque pays africain. Les ambassadeurs du NEF, qui ont tous moins de 42 ans, dirigent les activités d’engagement du public du NEF tout en développant leur propre carrière grâce aux partenariats du NEF qui offrent des possibilités de mentorat et de collaboration avec des chercheurs reconnus.

In particular, the NEF Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global Gatherings. The next NEF Global Gathering will be held in March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Other Ambassador benefits include:

  • Ambassadors will receive significant exposure to the NEF readership community.
  • Have the opportunity to network with other experts and NEF Ambassadors and NEF Fellows, as well as top scientists, social scientists and technology leaders from around the world.
  • Have the opportunity to influence science, social science and technology policy through NEF articles and documents and share their own work.
  • Get the chance to pitch their own projects and ideas to high profile NEF members and contribute to the establishment of a positive global view of science in Africa.

Conditions of Eligibility:

  • 42 years of age or less as of 31.12.2017 (Born after 1 January 1975)
  • Résident / citoyen d'un pays africain avec un parcours de leadership et d'engagement dans la communauté de résidence
  • Etudes supérieurs ou certificats professionnels, projets personnels, réalisations entrepreneuriales et similaires démontrées - un doctorat n'est pas nécessaire.
  • Nous encourageons les candidats de tous les domaines scientifiques, y compris les sciences fondamentales, les STIM, la santé et les sciences sociales.
  • Excellentes capacités d'écriture et de pensée critique, et être à l'aise dans un environnement de collaboration.
  • Passion démontrée pour l’amélioration de la notoriété de l’Afrique en sciences et / ou en sciences sociales
  • Avoir un profil actif dans la communauté de travail / d’étude et / ou en ligne, y compris les médias sociaux
  • Capable de communiquer couramment en anglais et en français devant un public.

Selection Process:

La sélection se fera devant un panel d’éminents scientifiques en ce compris les membres du Programme du Comité Scientifique du NEF

Le processus de sélection visera ce qui suit :

  • Au moins 40% des Ambassadeurs du NEF sélectionnés doivent être des femmes
  • Au plus un Ambassadeur du NEF pour chaque pays africain.

Le processus de sélection prendra en considération les critères suivants :

  • (20%) Études avancées ou certificats professionnels, projets personnels, réalisations entrepreneuriales et similaires démontrées - un doctorat n'est pas nécessaire
    • Qualifications académiques exceptionnelles, telles que déterminées par les normes de la discipline académique de référence. Voici des exemples de réalisations remarquables :
      • Nombre de publications
      • Prix et autres récompenses, telles que des bourses exceptionnelles ou des adhésions à de cercles universitaires prestigieux (par exemple, dans des comités, instances, académies de haut niveau, etc.)
      • Financé indépendamment par des sources extérieures dans le cadre d'un processus concurrentiel
      • Nombre de brevets
      • Le type et le nombre de conférences invitées lors de conférences internationales
    • (20%) Passion démontrée pour la promotion des sciences, y compris la science, la technologie, l'ingénierie, les mathématiques ou les sciences sociales en Afrique
    • (20%) Excellentes capacités d'écriture et de pensée critique, être à l'aise dans un environnement collaboratif et pouvoir communiquer clairement avec un public en anglais ou en français
    • (30%) : Vous devez être présent activement sur l'un des canaux de médias sociaux ou dans une organisation réputée de votre communauté. Ce critère implique d'avoir un public solide et un engagement constant avec vos followers.
    • (10%) Autres caractéristiques distinctifs
    • Download NEF Ambassador Call for Applications   ENG    FRA
    • Download NEF Ambassador Application Form        ENG    FRA
    • Deadline: 27 May 2017

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