Opportunities – Work/Study

Secondment opportunity for SWIFT African members

Under the African SWIFT Project and in order to pursue its major aims, some opportunities for secondment programme are hereby advertised for African members. This opportunity will enable the secondee to support SWIFT goals (either generally or specifically) and for his/her personal career development. Please, note that the deadline to submit applications is 18:00 GMT of 27th January, 2020

Structure of the secondment

The secondee can:

(1) travel and spend 2 to 3 months in an African institution (or centre) within or outside his/her country where facilities for achieving these two goals mentioned are readily available; and

(2) stay in same city and spend 1 or 2 days a week to pursue above stated goals in another organisation for efficiency.

We are committed to supporting flexible working where this commits those with family or other responsibilities, and we will consider other work patterns on a case by case basis.

We encourage secondments between universities and operational centres.


The applicant must be a member of one of the African partner organisations of SWIFT and must be contributing to one or more of SWIFT’s tasks or deliverables.

For more information on how to apply and on selection criteria you can download the Secondment-Proposal.