Intra Africa Secondment Programme (IASP) – In 2016, ILFA introduced of an intra-Africa secondment programme. The programme operates in a similar manner to the flagship programme but is hosted by African firms i.e. lawyers from one African jurisdiction are placed in law firms in another African jurisdiction. In 2016, the programme was hosted by firms in Lagos, Nigeria. ILFA intends to run similar intra-Africa secondments with host firms in Johannesburg (2019) and Kenya (2020).
What do host firms provide?
As part of the programme Intra Africa secondees are provided with:
- Roundtrip airfare
- Appropriate accommodation in the host city
- Visa fee & visa application assistance
- Airport transportation and local transportation within the host city
- Weekly allowance
- An ILFA mentor (buddy) within the host firm
Intra Africa Secondment Programme 2019 Update – 1 October 2018
ILFA regrets to inform IASP 2019 applicants that unfortunately we are unable to run the Johannesburg 2019 programme as planned.
This is due to circumstances entirely beyond ILFA’s control.
All IASP applicants are invited to apply for the International Flagship Secondment Programme 2019.
The Flagship application portal will be open between 12 October and 12 December 2018.
If you wish to be considered for the International secondment programme you do not need to complete another application form.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org head the email IFSP/IASP 2019 – Application switch and confirm your interest in being considered for the international programme.
You will need to indicate in your email which of our secondment cities you wish to be placed in. The choices for 2019 are London, Dubai, Paris and Lisbon.
Please note that Paris and Lisbon placements are still to be confirmed but if you are interested please note your interest in the email.
We wish you the best in your application and in your professional development endeavours.
IASP Program Overview
Legal skills and professional development training are an essential part of the secondment programme. Candidates participate in an intensive 2-week induction/advanced skills training programme before beginning their secondment. The training is delivered by ILFA in partnership with participating firms and corporations and a number of other ILFA advisors. Sessions are a mix of soft skills and technical training which cover a wide range of topics and practice areas relevant to the African legal sector.
Central to the heart of the ILFA programme is the development of intra Africa networks. The Programme provides secondees with valuable opportunities to meet, exchange information, and share experiences with lawyers from various African countries. Through shared accommodation, networking receptions, seminars; secondees expand their perspectives on their work, the legal industry and on global issues facing the African continent. The ability to engage with one another as well as with colleagues at work placements and during legal professional events are all key components of the secondees enrichment experience thereby ensuring that ILFA delivers both technical and professional development training to its lawyers.
The Celebration Dinner takes place at the end of the programme and provides an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the ILFA secondees along with all our ILFA supporters and sponsors. Secondees are presented with a certificate as formal recognition of their ILFA graduation.