Programa de Becas de Desarrollo Profesional

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Programa de Becas de Desarrollo Profesional

    Professional Development Scholarships Program


    “E-Government for Development: Strategies and Policies

    1. Study venue: United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI), 1150

    Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 702, Washington, DC 20036, United States of


    2. Offered by: USTTI and USAID. USTTI is a Regional Training Center of the Inter-

    American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) and the course information was

    also disseminated by the OAS Department of State Modernization and Governance, e-


3. Coordinator: Brian T. McCloskey, USTTI Curriculum Coordinator, Email: Phone: (202) 785-7373, Fax: (202) 785 1930

4. Modality: On site

     thth5. Start and end dates: June 14 June 25, 2010

6. Course duration: Two-weeks

    7. Language: English

    8. Objective: - The curriculum is intended to provide country government officials with

    the tools to best introduce electronic government in central and local governments in a

    way that is coherent, prioritized, interoperable, secure, efficient, EU- and WTO-

    compatible (where indicated), of benefit to all stakeholders and realistic in light of

    economic and institutional realities within a given country. Another important outcome

    will be to create a global community of e-Government leaders who will continue to

    share experiences, knowledge, and resources with one another following the seminar

    for the greater benefit of all.

    9. Course Content: e-Government is the systematic incorporation and use of

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) government to promote

    developmental objectives including: improving efficiency and effectiveness; increasing


    OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture th1889 F Street, N.W., 6 Floor

    Washington, D.C. 20006

transparency and responsiveness; and enhancing the delivery of government services

    and information to citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders. This two-week course

    will include lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops presented by

    leading e-Government experts from USAID, USTTI Board member corporations,

    private sector firms, universities, NGO’s, and multinational organizations. The

    curriculum will include modules that will address the following aspects of e-

    Government and focus on what goes into building and operating a functional e-

    government system:

    ? e-Government Strategies and Solutions;

    ? Best Practices and Global Case Studies;

    ? Service and Information Delivery including paying government fees on-

    line (licenses, taxes), health and education information, and support for


    ? Security Considerations including authorization, identity and e-

    authentication, infrastructure protection, and payment system


    ? e-Procurement;

    ? E-banking services and other electronic payment systems (mobile

    banking, pre-paid cards);

    ? Requirements for systems, support, and maintenance;

    ? Change Management;

    ? Enabling Policy Environment including;

    ? Inter-Ministerial Coordination;

    ? Policy/Legal/Regulatory Reform;

    ? Project Financing and Public-Private Partnerships;

    ? Citizen Participation.

    10. Requirements: ? Citizenship or permanent residence of an OAS Member State, with the exception of

    the United States since is the host country.

    ? Participant profile: Applicants should be senior government planning officers, the

    implementer or program manager, from Ministries of planning, Information and

    Communication Technologies (ICT), or finance or from the office of the President

    or Prime Minister.

    ? Three years of experience in the subject matter.


    OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture th1889 F Street, N.W., 6 Floor

    Washington, D.C. 20006

? Submission of completed application form by the deadline set by the National Liaison

    Organization (ONE). It is the candidate’s responsibility to ascertain the deadline set

    by the ONE in his or her country of residence

    ? In addition to the OAS application, applicants must also submit a formal application

    through the USTTI. Applications may be filed through USTTI’s web site:

11. OAS Scholarship Selection Criteria: In accordance with article 4.2 of the Manual of

    Procedures of the Scholarship and Training Programs of the OAS, OAS scholarships shall

    be granted based on the following criteria: ? The objectives and priorities established in the Strategic Plan for Partnership for


    ? The training priorities of the member states;

    ? The merits and overall credentials of the candidate, including his/her academic and

    professional background;

    ? The financial need of the candidate; and

    ? An extensive and equitable geographic distribution for the benefit of all member

    states and that takes into account the greater needs of the smaller and relatively

    less developed economies.

12. Benefits:

    For successful candidates:

    ? OAS/CITEL will cover round trip economy class air tickets from country of origin or

    residence to Washington, DC, United States of America. Funds for terminal and in-

    transit expenses are NOT provided.

    ? USTTI will provide a stipend of $400.00 to offset hotel and living expenses, as well as

    waiving the $150.00 administrative fee.

13. Responsibilities of the selected candidates: th? Based on shared accommodations and on arrival date of Sunday, June 13, th2010 and departure date of Saturday, June 26, 2010 the additional amount

    needed for this course is USD$ 1,150.00. (Please be advised that the

    accommodation that is being provided requires participants to share hotel


    ? The selected candidates must confirm their acceptance to the OAS General

    Secretariat Office in their respective countries and through the ONE in order for the

    OAS to proceed with making the necessary travel arrangements to purchase the

    air travel tickets, economy class, round-trip, between their country of origin or


    OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture th1889 F Street, N.W., 6 Floor

    Washington, D.C. 20006

    residence and the study location or, if the scholarship is refused, to appoint another


    ? The selected candidates must confirm their acceptance of the scholarship by

    signing and returning to DHDEC their completed “form of acceptance of the

    scholarship award”; only after this has been done will the OAS proceed with

    the necessary travel arrangements to purchase the air travel tickets,

    economy class, round-trip, between the scholarship recipient’s country of

    origin and the study location.

    ? Upon selection, candidates must accept the scholarship by confirming their

    availability to follow the course during the period indicated and their acceptance of

    the duly provided conditions of study.

    ? Selected scholarship recipients are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa(s)

    to enter the country of study and the corresponding transit(s). The OAS will not be

    responsible for any costs related to obtaining visas or transfer documentation.

    ? Each scholarship recipient is responsible for arriving in time for the commencement

    of activities on the date established by the institution offering the course or program.

    ? If the scholarship recipient fails to travel on the scheduled dates, or change routes,

    after the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) has

    purchased his/her travel ticket, he/she will be responsible for paying the difference in

    ticket costs in order to arrive at the course site in time. The scholarship recipient will

    furthermore have to reimburse the GS/OAS the total cost of the airfare for his/her

    travel from his/her country of residence to the site where the Professional

    Development Course will take place and back if, after the ticket has been purchased,

    he/she declines the scholarship without written authorization from the Department of

    Human Development.

    ? The latter includes any additional costs, if any, incurred by the GS/OAS, such as extra

    costs for accommodation during the scholarship recipient’s travel to and from the

    country where the course will be held.

    ? If the fellow declines, cancels or terminates the Scholarship after the course or

    program has started without providing the GS/OAS with a compelling reason, he or

    she will have to reimburse GS/OAS the total amount of incurred costs/expenses.

    14. Certification: The participants will receive a diploma from the United States

    Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI), regional Training Center of the Inter-

    American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL).

    15. Presentation of candidacies:


    OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture th1889 F Street, N.W., 6 Floor

    Washington, D.C. 20006

Please Notice: If you were awarded an OAS Professional Development Scholarship

    in the past twelve (12) months or if you currently hold an OAS Scholarship for

    Academic Studies, you are not eligible to apply for another Professional

    Development Scholarship.

The online application form must be completed on-line and can be accessed at: here you’ll find the announcements of all the onsite courses, click in the one you are interested

    in, go though the end of the page, and then you’ll find the Continue button which will direct you to the online application form.

Once the applicant has completed the online application form and submitted it, a copy will

    be sent automatically to his/her e-mail account. This completed form must be printed,

    signed and submitted to the National Liaison Office (ONE) with all other forms


All the additional forms must be completed electronically or in typewritten format.

The following is the list of National Liaison Organizations (ONEs) in the OAS Member


Please note that the official announcement is published in the language of instruction of

    the course and is available via the Educational Portal of the Americas Web page at:

Any questions regarding submission of applications for this course should be sent to:



Department of Human Development

    LZea-Yonker/DHDEC/E-Government for Development: Strategies & Policies/CITEL/USA/2010


    OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture th1889 F Street, N.W., 6 Floor

    Washington, D.C. 20006

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