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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • To be a mentee you will need to work in low-to middle-income countries and be a graduate with a master’s degree in Public Health or related fields such as health management, monitoring and evaluation or health promotion

  • ◘ You may want help in:
  • ▸ The technical aspects of your work, such as planning or writing up research, evaluating an intervention, developing health policy or a programme
  • ▸ Your own personal development, such as career advice or leadership skills.
  • ◘ To volunteer as a mentor at Peoples-Praxis, you should have at least three years experience working in areas relevant to public health after achieving your qualification.

  • ◘ Mentors are welcome from all parts of the world so long as you have the qualifications, experience and enthusiasm, and a desire to support others. We would also expect you to be engaged in and show proof of continual professional development (CPD).
  • ◘ In the 21st century it is important to recognise the need for lifelong learning, where we take control of our own development. In the field of Public Health, although a master’s degree offers academic and theoretical public health competencies, most practical skills need to be developed during professional experience, often with little or no guidance from experienced professionals. This might apply to early career researchers, or those working on service provision, health policy or advocacy in a range of health settings.

  • ◘ The Mentoring process should be led by the needs of the mentees. Both mentees and mentors should be committed and willing to make the time for the partnership between them. The relationship is reciprocal, both parties gaining from it and being open minded and ready to change.

A typical mentoring relationship lasts approximately 6 months. Mentors and mentees would agree on what was needed and define how long they would be prepared to meet and how often. This will change over time as they both find out if the process is valuable or not.

No. The mentorship program is free.

Matching a mentor to a mentee is based on your profile and areas of need and interest.

Mentors may have one or two mentees at a time. However, a group process might be feasible if a number of people have a similar goal and it would help to work together.

No. Applications are open at any time.