The District Development Fellowship has been designed to provide a platform for young professionals to contribute to the strategic planning, training and capacity building of stakeholders, ground-level implementation of interventions while also conducting research and documentation of state initiatives in Punjab. Up to 23 outstanding young men and women with a significant record of achievement and with strong promise would be inducted as District Development Fellows.
The key takeaways for a fellow include, but not limited to
- Understanding of the structure and functioning of public administration
- Experience of working towards social welfare and economic development at large scale
- Skill in stakeholder management through implementation of government policies and schemes
- Professional development through guidance from experienced and senior decision-makers
- Connection to a broad network of development institutions and actors
The fellows will be responsible for the following
- Monitoring and supporting the key initiatives of the Department of Governance Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of Punjab
- Improving the transparency, efficiency, and service delivery across different schemes and departments.
- Facilitating coordination and dialogue between various stakeholders of the district for inter-sectoral convergence
- Streamlining the district-level implementation of process re-engineering initiatives originating at the state level
- Supporting Deputy Commissioners in research, adaptation, and implementation of successful administrative practices at the district level.
- Prepare and share regular progress updates (monthly and weekly) with the Department of Governance Reforms and the Programme Team.