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20 Jul, 2018
20 Jul, 2018
Tekano, founded in November 2016, is an organization based at the Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha and works towards social justice and health equity. Its name derives from the Sesotho word for “equality” and speaks to our goal of social justice.
Tekano’s mission is to foster dynamic, visionary, values-based leaders working both individually and in catalytic communities of learning and action who articulate, convey, and act to promote health equity by addressing the social and structural determinants of health. Tekano’s programme is built around annual fellowships for mid-career people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who have already shown leadership in addressing the determinants of health inequity.
Through the global, interconnected set of Atlantic Fellows programmes, Fellows collaborate across disciplines and borders to understand and address the root causes of pressing global problems.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME;
Our programme is composed of:
We have identified three broad competency areas we seek to develop. A cornerstone of our approach is to run the development of these inter-linked competencies as three cross-cutting themes through all six of our contact modules and the inter-modular phase. The 3 cross-cutting themes are;
Relational leadership (HEART) – strengthening confidence, self-awareness, ability to engage, inspire and mobilise others, collective leadership skills in relation to self, self to others and self to system
Conceptual capacity (HEAD) – understanding the social context and political-economy of health, knowledge of core health equity determinants, analytical skills
Advocacy and communication skills (HANDS) – understanding how government works, strengthening innovative strategic planning and advocacy inside and outside of government and practising key advocacy and communications skills within and between government and civil society
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE;
There are no costs to be paid by successful applicants to attend the fellowship programme. All travel, accommodation and incidental expenses will be covered by Tekano.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Identify and work towards addressing a problem or challenge related to equity or social justice encountered in your field of work, voluntary activities or community (through your sending organisation.
HOW TO APPLY
All candidates that meet the criteria above are encouraged to visit our website to access the application Online at: https://www.tekano.org.za/apply/
Once your application form has been submitted, you will be required to submit;
Letter of in-principle support from employer or leader in organisation in which you volunteer (immediate supervisor or whoever has authority to decide that you can take time out for the fellowship and that you can apply lessons learnt to your own workplace)
Electronic colour photo (portrait) in high resolution or in Jpeg
Stage 1 of the application process ends 31 August 2018 . Successful candidates will go through to Stage 2 where they will be requested to submit further documents and go through a series of assessments and interviews. All applicants will be informed about the status of their application via email.
If you have any further questions about the application process – please contact us at [email protected]
Application Deadline: 31 August, 2018