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Oxford Policy Fellowship 2020-2022


Whether you are looking for your next challenge, or planning a wholesale career move, becoming an Oxford Policy Fellow gives you a unique opportunity to apply your legal knowledge within an international development context.

The Oxford Policy Fellowship provides high caliber, early-career legal and public policy advisors to ministries full time for two years, to build local capacity in the long term and provide immediate gap filling. Governments and Fellows participating in the Oxford Policy Fellowship become a part of a network of government practitioners across the African continent, and beyond.

The Fellowship is the start of an exciting new chapter in your career. It opens the door to a career with a range of international agencies, NGOs, development consultancies and governmental organizations.

Oxford Policy Fellows are high-caliber lawyers with an exceptional skill set. The Fellows have a strong academic track-record, with most of them holding master’s degrees in law or a related field. While all Fellows have legal experience, the nature of their experience is diverse.

Location: United Kingdom


  • Fellows become part of a network of government practitioners across the African continent, and beyond.
  • Each Fellow will receive a total salary of around £26,000 per annum.
  • The Fellowship provides medical insurance and a duty of care for all Fellows as well as a housing financial contribution if required.
  • Gain skills such as interpersonal skills, resilience, flexibility and an ability to solve problems.


  • Open for applicants of all nationalities who are qualified lawyers.
  • Applicants with excellent academic qualifications and depending on the specific post, a law degree, an LLM, a Master’s in Law, a Master’s in Public Policy, or a related field will be required.
  • Applicants should have several years of relevant legal and/or policy work experience.
  • Work or voluntary experience in low- and middle-income countries is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated interest in International Development is essential to become a Fellow.
  • Applicants must have the willingness to be posted to any country in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

Official Link: https://www.policyfellowship.org/