Deadline 10 January 2020

AFRIKA KOMMT! is a capacity building programme that was initiated by German companies to foster German-African business relations. The fellowship programme comprises a one-year stay in Germany, including an 8-month practical training in a German company.

19 leading German enterprises founded the initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! in 2008 – the very first joint-initiative for capacity building by the German industry. After the success of the first seven programme intakes and the eighth AFRIKA KOMMT! intake still in process, the application phase starting 25 November 2019 of the ninth AFRIKA KOMMT! intake will follow on seamlessly

Formal Eligibility requirements

Candidates need to fulfil the following formal eligibility requirements:
 Citizen of a country in Africa
 University degree in a relevant subject (please see individual company profiles)
 Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
 Two to five years of relevant work experience
 Excellent English language skills
 Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
 Not older than 35 years and physically fit
 Female candidates are welcome

Benefits for both sides

At the heart of the AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme is an eight-months practical
training in a leading German enterprise benefiting both fellows and partner companies – a
classic win-win situation:
The programme fellows benefit through
 gaining first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise
 being exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practice
 becoming acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises
 extending their international management competencies
 initiating networks of cooperation partners between Africa and German companies

The partner companies benefit through

 establishing networks of cooperation and trust in promising future markets in Africa
 extending their experience with the working and business culture in Africa
 improving their knowledge about cultures, markets, countries etc. in Africa
After seven completed programme years, a significant number of the participants now work
in the branch office of their respective partner company in Africa. Others have opened their
own businesses, work for multinational companies or international organisations.

Key elements of AFRIKA KOMMT!
Financed by the German partner companies, the capacity development programme AFRIKA
KOMMT! consists of the following key components:
1. One-month individual German language preparation course
2. One-year stay in Germany comprising of:
 Two-months intensive German language course
 Eight-months internship in a German partner company
 Three one-week training modules on international management and leadership competencies
 One-week study tour in Germany on relevant subjects, e.g. “Digital Change Weekend seminars on cultural and social subjects organised by the Robert Bosch
GmbH in Stuttgart and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in Hamburg
 Cultural weekend activities organised by GIZ
3. Transfer phase after the stay in Germany with integration into the AFRIKA KOMMT!
Alumni Network and its regional Alumni Clubs
4. Refresher course in Germany or Africa, approx. 6-12 months after the stay in Germany,
offering the former fellows to extend their networks with other alumni and to benefit
mutually from their experiences.

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme includes:
Language course
 An individual German language course before departure to Germany
 An intensive German language course in Germany including fees, accommodation and living allowance Travelling expenses – Flights, Visa, etc.
 Visa for Germany for one year
 Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and back
 Travel to refresher course and back
 Programme-related travelling expenses in Germany Monthly living allowance during the theoretical phase
 Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (August, September and October 2020; July
 One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries
 Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross
Important note:
The monthly allowance of € 750,- and the salary ensures an adequate standard of living in Germany. However, the amount is not sufficient to provide financial support for families or relatives and for this reason, they cannot accompany the fellow to Germany.
Additionally, the participants have to make arrangements to ensure the subsistence of their families in their home countries during their participation in the programme.
 Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany (including internet
allowance, electricity, water and other charges)
 Health, accident and liability insurance
 International management training courses
 Study tour and weekend seminars in Germany

Application process 

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