Scholarship Program of Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP)

Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam and Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies offer a scholarship program of Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP)

An international program with 3 modules and 6 places

The DPP lasts for 2 full-time months and 4 part-time months at place of work and is offered to development practitioners in Central and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. It also opens to Swiss and other 'Northern' countries candidates working in international cooperation, whether they are based in the field or at the headquarters of their organisation.

Module 1: July 2015-August 2015 in Hanoi (5 full-time weeks)

Study of public policies and development actors; Analytical and methodological tools; Strategic management of development actions

Module 2: September 2015 – December 2015 (4 part-time months at place of work)

Job-related professional thesis

Module 3: January 2016 – February 2016 in Geneva (3 full-time weeks)

Strengthening and reflecting on communication, negotiation, mediation, teamwork and intercultural skills; Delivery of the professional theses findings and interaction within thematic groups, with professors and experts; Analysis of the policies and practices of Geneva-based organisations and public administrations

Who can apply?

To apply candidates should be working in governmental agencies, international and local NGOs, international organizations, bilateral cooperation agencies, or private organizations in positions related to development aspects. Scholarships are available for candidates coming from the Mekong Region (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) and Switzerland.

The criteria for selection are: Professionals with key positions in public, private sectors, international and local NGOs or civil society associations; University degree (minimum 3 years) and several years of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience); Employer's letter of commitment; Proficiency either in English, French or Spanish; Optimal age between 30 and 45 years

For further information and application forms please contact Ms. Diep, at [email protected], tel: +84 936 2626 84 or Ms. Pham Thuy at [email protected], tel: +84 983 43 7728 or see our websites at IHEID: or AITVN:

Complete application files must reach us by electronic email to [email protected] no later than 31 March 2015.

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