|Desired Applicant Profile – Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
- You are a national of an eligible country.
- You are a mid- to senior-level professional working in the field of public policy/PPP or corporate social responsibility in a role with significant responsibility for the implementation, development and/or review of projects in the national interest.
- You are currently employed in a government agency/ministry, international development organisation, policy/research institution, civil society organisation, non-governmental or a private company.
- You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve PPP policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
- You must meet the age restriction requirements for your country.
- You must meet the work experience requirements for your country.
- You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
- As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course.
- You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria outlined below.
- Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
|Support service options
- Special needs assistance will be provided, as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
|General eligibility criteria for Africa Fellowship applicants
|To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
- have citizenship of and currently be living in the country of your nationality;
- not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
- satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
- satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
- satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the Short Course is to be undertaken; and
- hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractor at the time of application.
- Background to PPP
- Outline of Public Infrastructure and Service Sectors
- Role of the Private Sector in Service Provision and Setting Service Standards Policy, Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks, including the role of government PPP units
- Process of Private Sector Outsourcing, including due diligence requirements
- Evaluation of Value for Money Bids
- Public Financial Management and Risk Assessment Building Consensus and Consultation with Stakeholders, including community groups
- Anti-corruption Mechanisms
- Good examples of PPP
- Projects and Toolkits
- The course is anticipated to run for five weeks.
- Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
- Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.