A limited number of scholarships, funded by the Government of the Republic of Austria, are awarded to qualified applicants coming from developing countries and reform states for the The International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peace-building Training Programme (IPT). The IPT is a practically oriented training programme for experts of various professional backgrounds who work – or aim to work – as civilians in crisis management and conflict prevention.
Eligible African Countries: OECD Countries http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DAC_List_ODA_Recipients2014to2017_flows_En.pdf
For the Program
* Applicants should be motivated and willing to engage in peacekeeping and peace-building activities in crisis regions.
* Precondition to attend a specialization course is to have participated in one of our Core Courses or similar basic mission preparation training. Sufficient work experience in crisis management missions can be considered in lieu of a Core Course.
* Applicants must have good command of the English language.
* Applicants should be in a good state of physical and mental health. This is not only necessary for later deployment, but also for some of the outdoor training activities.
Taking into account recruitment standards of international organizations, participants should
* be aged preferably between 25 and 60
* have expertise and relevant work experience in their respective areas of professional competence
* have at least a first level university degree or equivalent professional experience
* be able and willing to work in a team and within a multicultural environment
* have a valid driving license
* be computer literate
For the Scholarship
* Applicants must be from OECD Countries (incl. Austria)
* Applicants from OECD or non-OECD countries already employed by international organizations – at headquarters or in field missions (e.g. Asian Development Bank, OSCE, UN) – are in principle not eligible for scholarships and are advised to ask their organization for support.
Number of Awards: Limited
Value of Award: Scholarships cover, in part or fully, tuition fees and full board accommodation during the training.
How to Apply: Visit link below.