Call for Applications

Academy of Political Management 2017

Deadline of Applications:
30 November 2016, Wednesday, 5:00PM

[Download the Word File of this Call for Applications here]

Background

The Academy of Political Management is a leadership-training course for second-line leaders of progressive organizations and/or individuals who are committed to the values of freedom, equality, social justice and solidarity, and plans to pursue social and political development work and political management positions.

This is a program fully supported and managed by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Philippine Office. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a private, not-for-profit, public interest cultural-educational foundation committed to the ideals and basic values of social democracy. FES has been active in the Philippines since 1964. In its cooperation with civil society organizations, labor groups, the academe and the government, it seeks to contribute in consolidating democratic institutions and in strengthening an inclusive political system and a people-centered economic development.

Format of the Academy

The program covers themes and topics which are grouped into five (5) sessions, consisting of 3-day modules, spread over a calendar year. The topics were chosen and developed in close coordination with partners to suit their organization’s needs. The five sessions are:

  • Cluster 1: Personal Development Skills
  • Cluster 2: Political Communication Skills
  • Cluster 3: Political Theories
  • Cluster 4: Economic Literacy and Political Economy
  • Cluster 5: Project Management Tools and Skills

The APM is now on its sixth cycle and the first cluster is tentatively scheduled on 10-12 February 2017 (Friday-Sunday). The rest of the clusters will be conducted next year. The participants are required to attend all sessions.

General Criteria

The Academy accepts 25-30 participants per year. Nominees from FES partner organizations are prioritized in filling up the first 10-15 slots while the remaining slots are open to the public.

Below are the general criteria for the application:

  • 20-35 years old;
  • Young professionals working in government or non-government organizations, student leaders, activists and advocates engaged in social-political campaigns in the Philippines. Individuals from the partner organizations of FES are especially encouraged;
  • Can communicate in English;
  • Committed to the values of freedom, equality, social justice and solidarity, and plans to pursue social and political development work and political management positions.

Special Considerations for the Selection Process

Diversity among the participants and representation of various regions and cultures are encouraged by the Academy. Hence, applicants from various backgrounds (geographical location, sex, gender orientations, ethnic and religious groups in the Philippines) are encouraged to apply.

All applications are still subject to the selection process of the Academy.

Application Requirements

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • Letter of Application
  • Accomplished Application Form (Download the application form here)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Download the recommendation letter template here)
  • Interview time slot (please see “Interview Time Slots Available” below and indicate your chosen slot in your application form)

Please send the above-mentioned documents via fax to (632) 632-0697 or email to rafaeladavid.apm@gmail.com. You may also mail it to:

Rafaela David
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Philippine Office
Unit 2601 Discovery Centre
#25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila

Letter of Recommendation

The letter of recommendation should be written by a person of authority who has worked with the applicant in a particular project and/or advocacy. Please use the official recommendation letter template.

Please inform the person giving the recommendation to send the letter directly to FES via fax to (632) 632-0697 or email it to rafaeladavid.apm@gmail.com. They may also properly seal it in an envelope, sign across the seal, and (1) give it to the applicant directly for submission, or (2) mail it to: Ms. Rafaela David, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Philippine Office, Unit 2601 Discovery Centre, #25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, 1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila.

Deadline of Application

All application documents should be passed to FES by 30 November 2016 (Wednesday) at 17:00 / 5:00PM. Incomplete applications will not be entertained.

Interview Process

All applicants will be interviewed by the 5-member APM Selection Panel. Each interview will last for around 10-15 minutes. Please indicate your time slot in your application form (“interview timeslot” section).

To check which time slots are still available, please check below before sending your application form as we will be updating them regularly upon receipt of applications.

Interviews will be on 10-11 December 2016 (Saturday-Sunday) at the following address:

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Philippine Office
2601 Discovery Centre
#25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila

Applicants from outside Metro Manila will be interviewed via Skype. Please add: rafaela.mae.david via skype.

Please be at the FES Office at least fifteen (15) minutes before your interview. Similarly, please contact Skype ID: rafaela.mae.david at least fifteen (15) minutes before your interview.

Interview Time Slots Available

Please choose among the following time slots and indicate them in your application form. The time slots below will be updated regularly to reflect time slots which have already been taken and to indicate if there would be other dates available. Expect a call from us confirming your interview time slot.


10 December 2016, Saturday

9:30-9:45
9:45-10:00

10:00-10:15
10:15-10:30
10:30-10:45
10:45-11:00

11:00-11:15
11:15-11:30
11:30-11:45
11:45-12:00

Break

13:00-13:15
13:15-13:30
13:30-13:45
13:45-14:00

14:00-14:15
14:15-14:30
14:30-14:45
14:45-15:00

15:00-15:15
15:15-15:30
15:30-15:45
15:45-16:00

16:00-16:15
16:15-16:30
16:30-16:45
16:45-17:00

17:00-17:15
17:15-17:30
17:30-17:45
17:45-18:00

 

11 December 2016, Sunday

9:30-9:45
9:45-10:00

10:00-10:15
10:15-10:30
10:30-10:45
10:45-11:00

11:00-11:15
11:15-11:30
11:30-11:45
11:45-12:00

Break

13:00-13:15
13:15-13:30
13:30-13:45
13:45-14:00

14:00-14:15
14:15-14:30
14:30-14:45
14:45-15:00

15:00-15:15
15:15-15:30
15:30-15:45
15:45-16:00

16:00-16:15
16:15-16:30
16:30-16:45
16:45-17:00

17:00-17:15
17:15-17:30
17:30-17:45
17:45-18:00


Contact Information

For any queries of clarifications you may have, you may contact us through the following details:

Contact Person:
Rafaela David
Project Coordinator, Academy of Political Management
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Philippine Office

Mailing Address:
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Philippine Office
Unit 2601 Discovery Centre
#25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
1600 Pasig City, Metro Manila

Email Address: rafaeladavid.apm@gmail.com
Mobile Number: +63917-864-0143
Telephone: (+632) 634 6919
Telefax: (+632) 632-0697