Emerging Public Leaders of Ghana (EPL Ghana) is a two-year fellowship that equips high-achieving university graduates of Ghanaian nationality with transferable leadership skills to effect change into the public sector and beyond.

EPL Ghana provides an opportunity for top-performing graduates and young professionals to join the public service in a prestigious role that includes monthly professional trainings, robust supervision and mentoring, opportunity to travel, and ongoing career support and development.

In a partnership with the National Service Scheme (NSS), completion of the first-year of the EPL Ghana Fellowship also fulfills the mandatory NSS requirements.


EPL Ghana is for young leaders with 2.1 degree or above who have demonstrated clear interest in and commitment to public service in Ghana. Interested applicants can apply through this link between February 23 - March 18, 2018 23:59 GMT.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Ghanaian national with no criminal history 

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

  • Entering the NSS 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

Application Materials

  • Current CV/Resume

  • Passport photo (to be uploaded online)

  • 2 letters of recommendation (one academic & one personal)

  • 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.

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