UGHE’s Mentorship Program 2022

Third Cohort Recruitment

Background 

The Center for Gender Equity is now accepting applications for the third cohort of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)’s Mentorship Program 

The two-year mentorship program is one of the activities to came out of the 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH19) hosted by UGHE. During a leadership training that took place alongside the conference, 100 young participants received training on career management and people and leadership skills, and expressed the need for a program that provides vital guidance beyond that of a short-term training.   

As such, UGHE launched its Mentorship Program in May 2020, which uses 1-on-1, formal and/or informal mentoring approaches to connect mentors that are looking to share their time, knowledge, skills and resources  with the next generation of global health  leaders. The program aims to empower mentees towards their leadership goals, with the hope that they will in time develop into mentors themselves and pay it back in kind to other early career global health professionals. For a look at the first two cohorts’ impressive mentors and mentees, click here

Eligibility  

  • Commitment to formally partake in the program for two years, 
  • Mentees must have a background or strong interest in global health, and/or gender equity in Africa or elsewhere, 
  • Mentors must have a minimum of 5 years leadership experience in global health and/or gender equity in Africa or elsewhere 
  • Candidates who have implemented innovative leadership projects, at any level, will be strongly considered 

Roles & Responsibilities 

Mentees 

  • Take ownership of process and set goals for desired career growth, 
  • Drive communication and subsequent meetings: establish meeting agenda and next steps, share notes from the meetings …  
  • Open to, and willingness to implement, feedback, 
  • Promote global health and gender equity to help improve the professional and family lives of vulnerable women where they live. 

Mentors 

  • Willingness to share from wealth of knowledge and experience,  
  • Availability to meet and communicate with mentee on a mutually pre-agreed basis, 
  • Provide candid feedback on identified professional goals, projects…  
  • Share resources and opportunities, 
  • Promote equitable values and approaches to mentoring and career development. 

Application Process 

Mentees 

Applicants interested in participating as mentees should e-mail their CV and a motivation letter (no more than 350 words) to genderequity@ughe.org by June 20th, 2022. The letter should answer the following questions: 

  1. How do you think you will benefit from this mentorship program? 
  1. Have you led, implemented, or been part of an innovative leadership initiative within your community? Please describe your involvement, role and experience.  

Mentors 

Applicants in the global health field, interested in participating in this mentorship as mentors should e-mail their expression of interest and CV to genderequity@ughe.org by June 20th, 2022 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Center for Gender Equity to collect areas of interest and expertise for mentor-mentee matching.  

For any inquiries, please send your questions to genderequity@ughe.org. 

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