Fellowship Fact Sheet 1.5 copy



Fellowship Fact Sheet 1.5 copy
FDPM Fellowship Program
A prestigious program for leadership and public service, designed to attract and mentor exceptional young Bahrainis in government.
• Selected individuals will spend a year working as full-time fellows within the FDPMO.
• Fellows will benefit from structured training in writing, research methods and policy analysis, both in-house and through BIPA.
• Fellows will benefit from the opportunity to interact with decision makers at the FDPMO and gain first-hand experience of government at its
highest levels.
The Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (FDPM) was established pursuant to royal decree no. 14 of 11 March 2013. The decree
appointed His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy First Commander, as First Deputy
Prime Minister, tasking him with improving the performance of the Executive Authority.
Under the leadership of His Royal Highness, the Office of the FDPM has focused on delivering sustainable change to meet the needs of the
Kingdom’s citizens and residents, under the guidance of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister. The Office of the FDPM is one of the main drivers
behind major political reforms and social and economic development in Bahrain.
• Applicants must be a government employee
• Applicants must be fully bilingual
• Applicants must be at a grade below Section Head
• Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s university degree
• Applicants must be well-read, up to date on current affairs,
and capable of critical analysis
• Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities and experience
NOTE: Successful candidates will be seconded from their ministries for a full year, during which he/she will be required to work a two-shift system and on weekends. Candidates
should only apply if they are able to commit to this increased workload.
Applications to be submitted online at
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed
and given a take-home writing and
analysis task to measure ability
15 successful candidates will be chosen to
join the FDPM research team as fellows
Deadline: 8th March 2015
Interviews begin: 20th March 2015
April 2015
April 2015
April - October 2015
October 2015
Training Round I
Phase I
Mid-Year Review
The chosen fellows will
attend a week-long
training course at BIPA to
hone their research and
writing skills
The fellows will then join
the FDPM Research
Department for six
After six months,
outstanding fellows will
be chosen to continue the
program for the rest of
the year
April 2016
November 2015 - April 2016
November 2015
Closing Presentations and
Program End
Phase II
Training Round II
Fellows resume work for a
further six months
The continuing fellows will
receive further training
through BIPA
Fellows present their final
body of work then return to
their ministries, where they
remain points of contact