Job Title: 50 Graduate Fellows – Building Tomorrow Fellowship Program

Program: Building Tomorrow Fellowship Program

Job Summary

Building Tomorrow Fellowship Program: We are now accepting applications for the Building Tomorrow Fellowship Program’s Fifth Class. We are looking for 50 exuberant recent university graduates to take on the challenge of creatively improving Uganda’s public primary education during a 2-year fellowship.

About us:

In 2015, Building Tomorrow launched the Fellows Program. Through this program, Fellows focused on building the capacity of school leadership, introducing teachers to child-centered pedagogy, and galvanizing community support to create thriving schools.

After significant growth and refining, the Building Tomorrow Fellows Program has developed into the Thriving Schools Program, which builds on the success of Fellows by leveraging their most critical allies—Community Education Volunteers (CEVs)—and further involving them in elevating the provision of quality education. Throughout their two-year term, Fellows support four rural schools and their communities, forming teams of CEVs who serve as champions of education long after Fellows’ placement ends.

Currently, there are 80 Building Tomorrow Fellows in the field, working with teams of CEVs to support 320 schools.

Requirements and Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or higher institution of learning.

2. Aged 25 years and below, with no more than 2 years of post-university training.
3. Possess a passion for education equality, creative ingenuity, a relentless work ethic, and belief in collaboratively engaging with others.
4. Able to speak any of the local languages in Uganda- implementation districts will be shared during the Q&A session.
5. Able to work in rural and hard to reach districts, and willing to relocate and base in these districts.
6. Good communication skills and high degree of leadership, specifically emotional intelligence.
7. Commit to complete 24 months of the leadership journey with strict compliance to Building Tomorrow code of conduct.
8. Computer literate and demonstrates mastery of computer essentials.
How to apply:

There are two ways you can apply for the Fellows Program: 1) Apply and submit directly online or 2) Download the application, complete offline, and submit via email.

  • To apply online, visit the online Fellows application linked here. Please note, you will be prompted to sign into a Google account to apply via the online form so you may upload necessary documents and receive a copy of your responses. If you do not have a Google account, you can easily create a Google account following these instructions. Upon submitting the online form, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of your responses at the email address you listed in the form.
  • To apply offline, download the offline Fellows application linked here. Upon completion, please follow the instructions listed in the application for submission. Completed applications should be submitted to with subject line “BTF 2019 Class < Your Name >”. Upon submitting the form via email, you will receive an email confirmation from our team that we received your application.

We will endeavor to provide feedback on application progress (successful or not) by close of October 2018.

Application Deadline: 5 pm EAT Monday, 15 October 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

I am older than 25 years of age, can I still apply for the Fellows Program?

Unfortunately, we only accept applicants 25 years and younger. If older than 25 years of age, you are not eligible for the program and may not apply.

I do not have a bachelor’s degree, can I still apply for the Fellows Program?

The Fellows Program only admits young graduates with a bachelor’s degree and above. If you only hold a diploma, certificate or any other qualifications below a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for the program and may not apply.

I am currently in my final year of University, can I still apply if I have not graduated?

If you are in the final year of University and completed your final examinations, yes you are eligible and may apply. The program admits university students that have completed final examinations, but have not yet graduated. If you are currently processing your testimonial and transcripts, you are eligible to apply, and if successfully placed in the Fellows Program, you are expected to be fully available from November 2018.

You didn’t answer my question – who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact with any additional questions. You may also join us for an information and Q&A session about the Fellows Program on Friday, 5th October from 2-5 pm at the Building Tomorrow offices located at AMFIU House, Plot 679, Wamala Road, Najjanankunbi.

*Please note, you will be prompted to sign into a Google account to apply via the online form so you may upload necessary documents and receive a copy of your responses.


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