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The Emerging Public Leaders of Ghana (EPL Ghana) Public Service Fellowship is a two-year professional development program for high-achieving young leaders who have a demonstrated clear interest in and commitment to a career in Ghana’s public service.


To apply, applicants should have a mix of the following criteria:

  • Ghanaian national with no criminal history 

  • Must have academic standing of First Class or Second Upper (or 3.0 GPA and above)

  • Enrolled in the final year of an undergraduate degree or a recent university graduate

  • Entering the National Service Scheme (NSS) in the same year they apply to EPL Ghana

  • Commitment to public service and demonstrated leadership potential

  • Track record for community involvement and a passion for Ghana

  • Strong written and verbal English skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced professional environment


  • Current CV

  • Passport photo (to be uploaded online)

  • 2 essays:

    • Describe your interest in the Civil Service and how being selected as an  Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Fellow fits into your personal and professional goals?

    • Describe a situation when you demonstrated initiative and leadership.


  • Candidates who are shortlisted for first-round interviews are required to bring a copy of their most recent transcript and 2 letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal).

  • Candidates who successfully reach the final round will be given a conditional offer based on their police clearance and final transcript.