Frequently Asked Questions
Our experience suggests that many of the alumni HIV/AIDS Fellows – as the graduates from this program are referred to – have been readily absorbed in high level positions in different organizations in Kenya as well as in the region. Many graduates work as program officers, program directors/coordinators or program managers of key governmental and nongovernmental programs while the rest are employed at the level of Technical Advisors. Thus, while we can never be sure when the Fellow will get employed after completing the Fellowship, there is always an opportunity for an alumni Fellow at some point in time.
Fellows are expected to engage in the initiation or development of innovative programs while at the host institution or conduct operations research or pilot programs that can inform the organization’s ability to achieve set targets and perform more effectively and efficiently. This constitutes what is known as a programmatic activity. At the end of the 2 years, Fellows undertake an implementation project that is supposed to meet a gap in the activities of the host institution. The project is funded to the tune of 10,000USD.
Further information about technical placements specifically or the University of Nairobi HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program in general can be obtained from the program website at http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/projects/unitidfp or from:
The Training Coordinator
University of Nairobi HIV Fellowship Program
University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases
College of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 19676 – 00202