Technical Assistance and Infrastructure MWH Global

Organization(s): MWH Global
Country/Region: Worldwide
Contract Length: Long-term consulting assignment
Apply by: 15 August 2009
Please apply via:
MWH is currently recruiting candidates for senior positions in the areas of Roads/ Transport, Water/Sanitation and Environment for a possible infrastructure project with USAID. We are seeking candidates with combined experience in not only in infrastructure development, but also in the provision of technical assistance and capacity building for the institutions responsible for managing and operating the relevant infrastructure. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 15 years experience in their field with at least 7 years in a management capacity, an advanced degree in their area of study, and previous USAID experience.

Interested candidates should send their CV with full contact information to [email protected]. You must put "Infrastructure Project" in the subject line. We thank you for your interest; however, due to the number of responses, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

MWH is a global leader in engineering, environmental, construction, technology, and management services. With more than $1 billion in revenue, our 7,000 professionals located in 170 offices in 37 countries provide premiere solutions and expertise to municipalities, government agencies, industries, multinational corporations, and military organizations worldwide. MWH's comprehensive services include: water and wastewater treatment, design and management; water treatment and supply; environmental engineering and program management; institutional capacity building; industrial treatment; construction and construction management; energy, power generation, and hydropower; mining engineering; air quality services; risk assessment; applied research; financial services; information technology; laboratory services; and government relations. MWH is committed to valuing workplace diversity. MWH is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Project Manager - Head of Tanzanian Operations, Trans Tanz

Trans Tanz is looking for an experienced and qualified candidate to lead the organisation forward and expand our services.

POST: Project Manager - Head of Tanzanian Operations
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam and Pwani region
CONTRACT: Full Time - one year with possibility of extension (TShs 700,000-800,000 gross p.a.)

EMPLOYER: Trans Tanz is a UK/Tanzanian NGO with the mission statement of providing support and access to healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in Tanzania by implementing transport based solutions

In a short time Trans Tanz has built strong on the ground relationships with partners and with Government and has established a reputation as an innovative and respected organisation with a strong track record of delivering results. This is an exciting time for a new project manager to join the organisation and play a full role in its development and expansion

Roles and Responsibilities for the position include:
  • Manage, supervise and monitor existing Trans Tanz programmes
  • Expand and develop existing and new projects including successful external funding bids.
  • Build and nurture collaborative contacts with communities, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Prepare reports, updates and proposals to a professional standard
  • Implement and maintain internal tracking system including monthly reports
  • Agree and manage all contracts
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with field staff and volunteers
  • Develop innovative solutions to Project Implementation problems
The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Degree in related field
  • Minimum two years experience in non-governmental sector
  • Track record of attracting funding for projects and building relationships with larger organisations
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Literacy in all basic computer programmes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in Tanzania

Download the full job description and Download the application form, use this link:
Completed applications must be received by 12 July 2009.

If you would like to apply for this job please email us, with a copy of the application form attached. 

There is an opportunity for Tanzanian-based ex-patriates to volunteer for Trans Tanz as a local delegate.  More information here

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of Trans Tanz, please email us.


Duncan Skelton

Project Manager
Trans Tanz

P.O. Box 33370 , Dar es Salaam
Mobile : (+255) (0)787 211561

International PGT Scholarship University of Liverpool

International students who pay tuition fees at the full international rate can receive up to £2,000 in scholarships and awards. All eligible international students will automatically receive a University of Liverpool International Advancement Award worth £1,000. The Faculty of Engineering International PGT Scholarship offers a further £1,000 to each high calibre international student who registers for full-time studies leading towards the award of an MSc (Eng) or MRes degree in the Faculty of Engineering.
Successful applicants for the scholarship will be notified in writing shortly after all transcipts and certificates supporting their application have been received.

  • Scholarships are for international students who start their studies in September 2009 and pay tuition fees at the full international rate (£11,650 for 2008/09).
  • Candidates must achieve a good first class honours degree or an equivalent overseas qualification in a relevant subject area (engineering or scientific subjects) and the application must be supported by good references. The grades required for the award of a scholarship may vary depending on the MSc (Eng) or MRes programme.
  • Candidates whose first degree is not from an English speaking country must also obtain one of the following (other equivalent qualifications may be considered):
i. paper based TOEFL?570 plus Test of Written English 5.0
ii. computer based TOEFL?230
iii. IELTS?6.0 (or 6.5 for AMST or PDM)
  • Successful registered candidates will receive £400 around week four of the first semester, a further £400 after successfully passing the second semester examinations with minimum overall average ? 60% and £200 on obtaining a minimum grade of 60% in the MSc (Eng) dissertation.
  • Scholarships awarded for September 2009 entry are not deferrable to the following year.
  • The decisions made by the scholarship awarding body in each Department will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
A completed scholarship application form must be received no later than 31 August 2009.

Photo of the day: Hey, What's this thing?

A photographer takes a picture of a monkey accompanying a Hindu holyman, outside a base camp for the pilgrimage to the cave of Amarnath, in Jammu June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)

Obama kills a fly 'like a pro'. PETA says 'foul'!

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s VP for Policy says
“We support compassion for the even the smallest animals," says Bruce Friedrich, “We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt."
PETA blog post by Alisa Mullins reads:
Well, I guess it can't be said that President Obama wouldn't hurt a fly. The commander in chief was recently pestered by a fly during an interview. He swatted at the insect and killed the little guy instantly.

In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.

If all this has you wondering how you can be a bigger person (figuratively, as well as literally) in your dealings with exoskeletal beings, check out our handy-dandy bug catcher—one of which we are sending to President Obama for future insect incidents. I can tell you from personal experience that it sure came in handy the other day, when one of my cats was chasing the World's Largest Palmetto Bug around the house.
ABC blog later reported that:
PETA sent a Katcha Bug, a device which traps bugs and allows their safe release back into nature to the White House.
You can read more on this 'awkward breaking news' online, for now, watch these two videos:

Call for Proposals: Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research

Complete RFP available online at

- PRE-SUBMISSION NOTICE - DUE JULY 7, 2009 (required)
- LETTER OF INTENT - DUE JULY 21, 2009 (required)

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pleased to announce the availability of support for Mathilde Krim Fellows in Basic Biomedical Research.

The goal of amfAR's Mathilde Krim Fellows in Basic Biomedical Research program is to provide funding for exceptional researchers who are new to the HIV/AIDS field. Krim Fellowship funding will support the successful applicant's ongoing HIV research and facilitate the transition to a productive and independent long-term career in the HIV/AIDS biomedical research field. The Krim Fellowship provides support for two years of postdoctoral research, with the possibility of one additional year of research support during the first year of a tenure-track position.

Proposals must be for basic biomedical research relevant to HIV prevention or treatment, including viral eradication.

Each fellowship is funded at a total of up to $125,000: A direct cost maximum of $110,000 is allowed for personnel (salary and fringe benefits) and other research-related expenses. An additional $3,636 is provided to support the direct costs of participation in activities designated by amfAR. Institutional indirect costs may not exceed 10% of direct costs.

Performance period: January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2011

Krim Fellowship applicants must have a research or clinical doctorate and no more than four years of postdoctoral training at the time of LOI submission, and are expected to secure a tenure-track position before (and no later than six months following) the end of the phase-I funding period. The Krim Fellowship applicant must be mentored by an experienced HIV/AIDS investigator who is affiliated with the same nonprofit institution and is at the associate professor level or higher.

Interested candidates are required to submit a preliminary information form no later than July 7, 2009. LOI instructions and forms (due July 21, 2009) will be e-mailed to applicants who have submitted a preliminary information form.

For additional details and preliminary information forms, visit

Please forward this e-mail to colleagues who might also be interested in the program or in responding to future amfAR RFPs.

amfAR grants are made to nonprofit organizations worldwide. Applicant investigators, fellows, and sponsors need not be U.S. citizens, and there are no restrictions as to age, color, creed, gender, medical condition, handicap, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation.

If you have difficulty accessing the RFP or downloading the instructions and forms, please contact [email protected]