Fee Waiver PhD Scholarship in Victorian Literature

School of EnglishDeadline: 1 August 2009

The School of English is very pleased to offer a three-year Fee Waiver Scholarship to UK/EU students for full-time PhD research, from September 2009, in Victorian Literature. Candidates should indicate their wish to be considered for this scholarship on the PhD application form. Selection will be based on academic ability and the quality of the research proposal.

ContactsDr Phil Shaw, Director of Postgraduate Studies ([email protected]) or

Mrs Sue Lloyd, Postgraduate Administrator ([email protected])

Source: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/gradschool/finance/funding/scholarships/english-phd

How to set your Facebook to Kiswahili version

Recently, Facebook rolled out their new language application, Facebook in Kiswahhili, which targets nearly 110 million Kiswahili speakers.
Some people are finding it difficult to set up their FB in Kiswahili, but, it's actually very simple. Assuming that you are using Facebook in English (US), here is how (photos are attached to enhance illustration, click on them to enlarge):
  1. When you are already logged in on Facebook
  2. Hover your mouse over the Settings tab / or click on it (upper, right)
  3. Choose Account Settings  (first option after hovering)
  4. In the new page, click on the Language tab
  5. Click in the box next to the 'Primary Language:'
  6. Scroll down to Kiswahili (just close to the bottom of the list)
  7. Click on it (Kiswahili)
    That's all. You are all set now to enjoy the Kiswahili Facebook.

     

    Happy facing the book! or rather, book facing?

    PS: Facebook is a popular social nework site where people from all walks of life meet and communicate via emails. Other popular sites are listed here (click). Don't know what a Social Network Site is? here is the explanation: http://whatissocialnetworking.com

    Help/Msaada: Ref: Neema Muro [update]

    I thank Frida who sent me the message (below).
    I have forwarded the information to a friend in Botswana (one who sent the original message).

    ATB' contacts:
    ATB's Treasurer, Mr. Mbekomize (+267 71449964)
    Deputy Mrs. Nkabila (+267 71754374)

    On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 6:16 AM, frida c [email protected] wrote:
    Hi Subi,
    I know the sister of this lady-Neema. The story is true; they didn’t know what happened to their sister as they lost contact of the uncle ever since he took her...long story. I have forwarded this e mail to them, they are shocked. They will contact the chairman of ATB.
    Just to let you know how the information that you send work in different ways.
    God bless you,
    Frida
    Dear Friends and well wishers,
    I humbly write to you in connection to above mentioned lady who is a daughter of The late Richard Muro who passed away sometimes in 2002.I received a call from Gaborone regional Immigration Office sometimes in June last year regarding Neema. They wanted to know why She was not transported back to Tanzania by the time ATB transported her father's body. They had tried to deport Neema back to Tanzania but she threatened to commit suicide if they do so. That's when they tried to contact ATB to assist. By the time of Muro's death it happened that he was renting at Mrs Naledi Mookinyana's mother's compound in Molepolole. So they all knew Neema and she bacame like a daughter to them. This bond made Naledi to volunteer to stay with Neema after her father's death. She accomodated, fed and supported her until she completed primary education in 2006 at Naledi Secondary School in Gaborone. By God's Grace she perfomed extremely well in her standard seven exams with All 8 A stars. She! was then selected to join Pre-Medical at the University of Botswana. Then the drama started. UB claimed that she was not Naledi's daughter nor legal dependant so she will need a student permit and then pay as a foreign student, about P35,000 a year. When Naledi went to immigration to enquire for the student permit they threatened to charge her for horbouring a foreigner illegally for so many years. They wanted to deport Neema.

    I then managed to locate Neema's mother in Tanzania through mama Shine who happened to be knowing her uncle. The mother is financially unstable. I then realised that Neema was not Muro's biological daughter, rather his late brother's daughter. Even Muro had no legal right as Neema's guardian. Muro had decided to bring Neema to Botswana after realising that she was suffering where she was squattering after her father's death. The mother got married to another man in Mwanza town. Unfortunatelly the new husband died as well. He left a house and a small shop to her in Mwanza town which later got burnt down. So She was also squettering. I guess thats why Neema was not ready to go back there alive. I got touched.

    I then asked the mother to send legal documents of which she did but the immigration turned it down because Neema had passed the age of adoption which is 16 years. She was then 19 years. After several correspondences and meetings between my office (ATB) and Immigration office, The Immigration Board was convinced and issued a student permit. The DVC-SA was the only person who had authority to change the student status from foreign to local. I wrote several letters with supporting documents and I had several meetings with The Directors of Finance and Student Affairs. The DVC-SA was then convinced and approved the change to local student, meaning she would pay about P13000 a year. She joined UB and started classes sometimes Sept last year. She has finished her first year and again performed very well, with all A's (all subjects). She will be starting clinical trials at Marina Hospital on 8th June 2009. Naledi Mookinyana managed to pay tuition fees, accomodation and books, ! about P15000.00 last year.

    I reported the matter to ATB annual general meeting in sept last year of which they requested me to work and try to legalise her stay in Botswana, request UB to change her student status to local and then request all well wishers and friends to contribute towards her studies. Naledi is workin as records attendant at Local goverments, worker's wellfare. The husband works for a security company in Gaborone. Naledi has 6 children of her own and 2 from her husbands previous relationship. She is therefore not a rich lady, just a poor lady with a rich heart. She will therefore not afford to continue paying all school expennses on her own.

    Thats why I write to you to humbly request for your contributions towards assisting this poor but very hardworking and God Blessed child. There will be a register in circulation please indicate the kind of assistance you will provide and hand the contribution to any ATB executive member or you can deposit the money into ATB's account no. 325515 barclay's House and then inform the atb's treasurer, Mr Mbekomize (+267 71449964) , or his deputy Mrs Nkabila (+267 71754374) or myself +267 7.... Our target is to raise about P25,0000.00 which will cover for her tuition fees, accomodation and books for second year which starts August 2009.

    Naomba tuendeleze mshikamano wetu kama kawaida kwani watanzania wa Botswana tunajulikana kama watu wenye upendo na wenye kusaidiana. Tunakaribisha hata wenzetu walioko nje ya Botswana kama kina Mwasekaga, Mdoe, Nchimbi, Mama Mbeko, Mama Msuya, Rwezaura, Mh Mathayo, Prof Nkoma, Mwakalebela, Maggid, Kissaka, Kisa, Benard Mhando, na wengineo tunaomba mtuunge mkono. Nitakuwa natoa taarifa ya michango kwenu mara kwa mara. Ujumbe huu umeletwa kwako kwa kuwa unajali, Tafadhali foward email hii kwa wasamaria wema.

    Natanguliza shukrani.

    Nieman Kissasi 

    eMail: [email protected]
    Mwenyekiti,
    Association of Tanzanians In Botswana (ATB)

    Job opportunities with COSTECH, Tanzania - 10 posts

    Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a national body established by an Act of Parliament No. 7 of 1986. It is responsible for all matters related to the promotion, development and application of science and technology in the country. COSTECH carries out its main functions through four main directorates namely: Research Coordination and Promotion (DRCP); Information and Documentation (DID); Centre for the Development and Transfer of Technology (DCDTT); and Directorate of Administration and Finance. The organization structure is currently under review.

    The under mentioned positions are either vacant or have become vacant, and some are to be filled as from the Financial Year in July 2009.

    1.Director of Information and Documentation (Position title and scope under review)
    Qualifications:
    Postgraduate qualifications preferably at PhD level in the field of Information Sciences, Knowledge Management and Communication.
    At least 8 years of relevant working experience after postgraduate qualifications
    Extensive publications in the field of knowledge management.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (i)To develop short and long term programme of collecting, processing and dissemination of scientific information and knowledge.
    (ii)To keep the scientific community and the general public informed about developments in science and technology through various means.
    (iii)To mobilize resources to compliment support from the government for supporting knowledge management and communication.

    Salary: Negotiable according to qualifications.

    2.Chief Research Officer (2 vacancies: 1 CDTT, 1 DID)
    Qualifications:
    Postgraduate qualifications at PhD level in the field of Physical Sciences or Information Technology.
    At least 8 years of working experience after PhD in technology management or ICT.
    Holders of a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree at undergraduate level.
    Must have published at least 15 scientific publications after PhD.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (i)To coordinate and promote quality scientific research in national priority areas and agenda at all levels in the relevant fields/sectors of the economy.
    (ii)To undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of R&D activities.
    (iii)To keep an up-to date inventory of national scientific activities, inputs, outputs, impacts, research equipment and research scientists in R&D Institutions, academic, government and private sector.
    (iv)To be abreast with new and emerging technologies and prepare strategies of acquiring relevant technologies.
    (v)To mobilize resources to compliment support from the government for supporting STI activities in the country.

    Salary: PRSS 21

    3.Principal Research Officers (3 vacancies: 1 CDTT, 2 DID)
    Qualifications:
    Postgraduate qualifications at PhD Level in the fields of: computer or Information Sciences; Communication Technologies; Mass Media; Library Science and Knowledge Management Sciences.
    At least four years of working experience after PhD in relevant field in reputable institutions or organizations.
    Holders of a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree at undergraduate level.
    Must have published between 3 and 14 Scientific Publications after PhD.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (i)Management of Information in Technology Development and Transfer activities in the Commission.
    (ii)Design, update and maintain websites.
    (iii)Create and maintain websites and computerized databases in Technology Transfer and Development.
    (iv)Analyze and determine information systems needs from time to time.
    (v)Conduct information and communication technology studies and participate in training courses.
    (vi)Formulate ICT projects and prepare project proposals for sourcing funds.

    Salary:

    Between PRSS 18 and PRSS 20. Entry point negotiable depending on academic and professional qualifications and working experience.

    4.Research Officer (4 vacancies CDTT)
    Qualifications:
    Postgraduate qualifications at Masters level in any of the following fields: Science, Engineering Sociology, Economics, IPR Law or Marketing.
    At least one year of working experience after Masters in relevant field.
    Holders of a minimum of an Upper Second Class honours degree at undergraduate level.
    Must have publications.
    Should be willing to undergo further training in relevant field in PhD level.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    (i)Deal with all aspects of technology management including development, coordination and transfer of technologies.
    (ii)Prepare strategies and plans for technology assessment and transfer.
    (iii)Formulate elaborate programme for development, furtherance and commercialization of indigenous and proven technologies.
    (iv)Interpret sectoral social policies and advise on their integration in technology development and transfer.
    (v)Deal with creation of IPR awareness to innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and any other relevant body.

    Salary: Between PRSS 10 to PRSS 13

    5.Chief Internal Auditor (DG's Office)
    Qualifications:
    Holder of CPA (T) or equivalent professional qualifications.
    Working experience of at least 8 years after attaining professional qualifications.
    Registered with NBAA as Authorised Auditor.
    Candidates with postgraduate qualification in Financial Management or Accounting will have added advantages.
    Experience in risk management.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (i)In charge of Audit functions in the Commission.
    (ii)Coordinator of the Audit Committee.
    (iii)Preparation of Internal Audit Reports and liaise with External Auditors.

    Salary: PGSS 19

    6.Principal Internal Auditor (DG's Office)
    Qualifications:
    Holder of CPA (T) or equivalent professional qualifications
    Working experience of at least 5 years after attaining professional qualifications.
    Registered with NBAA as Approved Auditor.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Assisting the Chief Internal Auditor in audit functions in the Commission.

    Salary: PGSS 17

    7.Senior/Principal Accountant ( 2 vacancies DAF)
    Qualifications:
    Holder of CPA (T) or equivalent professional qualifications.
    Working experience of at least 5 years after attaining professional qualifications.
    Registered with NBAA as Approved Accountant.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    To assist Chief Accountant in maintaining all accounting and financial activities of the Commission.
    Preparation of periodic financial statements and final accounts.
    Preparation of budget and budgetary control, cost analysis, cash flows statements and other management accounting information.

    Salary: Negotiable within PGSS 14, 17.

    8.Principal Administrative Officer (DAF)
    Qualifications:
    Holder of postgraduate qualifications in Public Administration and/or Human Resources Management with a working experience of not less than 8 years in a reputable organization.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    To assist in the planning, provision and supervision administrative support services in the Commission.
    To deal with human resources management functions and staff welfare.
    Any other duties as may be directed by the Director of Administration and Finance.

    Salary: PGSS 17

    9.Principal Procurement and Supplies Officer (DG's Office)

    Qualifications:

    University degree in Materials Management and/or holder of Certified Supplies Professional qualification.
    Minimum of 8 years working experience in procurement and supplies in a public institution.
    Strong analytical planning, management and communication skills as well as team orientation.
    Computer knowledge in spread sheets, database and accounting packages.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    To plan and execute an efficient procurement and supplies management system in the Commission.
    Secretary to the Tender Board and PMU meetings.

    Salary: PGSS 17

    10.Human Resources Officer (DAF)

    Qualifications:

    University degree in Human Resources Management.
    Working experience of at least 2 years.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    (i)Deal with all Human Resources functions in the Commission.

    Salary: PGSS 8

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    Applications with full particulars of the applicant, an up to date curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and testimonials, three names of referees, one of whom must be the current employer, should be addressed to the under-mentioned, so as to reach him within two weeks time after the first appearance of this advertisement.

    Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone and/or fax numbers and e-mail address for easy contact thereafter.

    Director General,
    Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
    P.O. Box 4302,
    DAR ES SALAAM.

    Telephone: 2700750, 2700748, 2700745/6
    Fax: 2775313/4
    E-mail: [email protected]

    MSc (Eng) or MRes programmes - University of Liverpool, UK.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING
    INTERNATIONAL PGT SCHOLARSHIPS
    For September 2009 entry
    MSc (Eng) or MRes programmes

    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.

    FoE International PGT Scholarship Terms and Conditions
    1. 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).
    2. A completed scholarship application form must be received no later than 31 August 2009.
    3. Candidates must achieve a good first class honours degree or an equivalent overseasqualification in a relevant subject area (engineering or scientific subjects) and the applicationmust be supported by good references. The grades required for the award of a scholarship mayvary depending on the MSc (Eng) or MRes programme.
    4. Candidates whose first degree is not from an English speaking country must also obtain one ofthe 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)
    5. 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.
    6. Scholarships awarded for September 2009 entry are not deferrable to the following year.
    7. The decisions made by the scholarship awarding body in each Department will be final and nocorrespondence will be entered into.

    Application form available from this link:
    http://www.liv.ac.uk/engfac/prospective/PGT-Scholarships-09.pdf

    Application form should be returned to arrive no later than 31 August 2009

    University of Liverpool, Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GH, UK.

    PhD Scholarship in Computer Science, Denmark

    The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT) at Roskilde University invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Computer Science to be filled by 1 September 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The scholarship is two-thirds funded by Roskilde University and one-third by a grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (www.fi.dk) to the FIRST Graduate School (Foundations of Research in Software Technologies) (www.first.dk) of which Roskilde University is a member. The topics of the PhD are expected to fall within the overall themes of the FIRST, in particular modeling, analysis, and verification of computer systems. Topics focusing on both theory and practice are welcome.

    The successful applicant will be attached to the Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems (PLIS) research group (plis.ruc.dk), whose research areas include knowledge-based systems and intelligent interaction with systems, logic and knowledge representation, programming languages and tools. Research in Computer Science at Roskilde University is also carried out in the User-driven IT Innovation (UDI) research group, covering information systems and human-computer interaction, focusing on how organizations manage, design, implement, and use IT to support users' needs and business strategies.

    Roskilde University (RUC) is situated just east of Roskilde, 25 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station, on a campus with all facilities within a few minutes’ walking distance. PhD students in Computer Science are affiliated with the PhD program DMIT (Design and Management of Information Technology) PhD programme within the CBIT PhD School, and also with the FIRST Graduate School.

    Applicants are expected to hold a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applications should include documentation of their studies demonstrating their aptitude for research. Information on the Masters dissertation or equivalent is especially relevant in this regard.

    Applications in triplicate (3 copies) must include curriculum vitae, documentation of previous studies and an outline PhD proposal. Should the evaluation committee ask for further material to be included in the evaluation, the applicant is responsible for forwarding such material.

    Applications will be treated in accordance with current rules about employment in teaching and research positions at Danish universities. Terms of appointment and salary will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

    For further information about the position, please contact the PLIS research group leader, Professor John Gallagher, phone +45 4674 2196, e-mail: [email protected]. Further information about Computer Science at Roskilde including the teaching programmes can be found at http://www.ruc.dk/dat_en

    The application marked PhD scholarship should be directed to The Rector, and be sent with all accompanying material in three copies to:

    Chris Holmsted Larsen
    Roskilde University
    CBIT, Universitetsvej 1, Bldg. 42.3
    P.O. Box 260
    DK-4000 Roskilde

    The deadline for applications is June 30, 2009 at 12.00.
    Material received after this time will not be taken into account.
    Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

    Source: http://www.ruc.dk/ruc_en/about/Positions/PHDcomputer0509/

    Position - Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM), Kenya

    Organization(s): Relief International
    Country/Region: Kenya
    Apply by: 30 August 2009
    Please email [email protected]

    Location : Nairobi, Kenya, with travel within regions and HQ required

    About RI:
    Relief International (RI), an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, currently seeks a Regional Program Development Manager.

    Position Summary:
    Relief International currently seeks full-time RPDMs to represent RI in all forums and to all donors and partner agencies in assigned region, with the objective of increasing visibility for RI's work, advocating for issues important to the RI mandate, identifying and pursuing funding and other opportunities for the organization. RPDMs may be based in Afghanistan/Pakistan, Nairobi, South Asia or other location. RPDMs report to the Vice President Program Development.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
    • Engage in needs assessment and identification
    • Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full scale programs
    • Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, RPDM should be familiar with the proposal and meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives
    • Where a proposal is not yet submitted, RPDM will attend relevant RFA/P meetings and gather information to be relayed to HQ for the preparation of proposals
    • Participate in the preparation of funding proposals, including sometimes leading proposal writing efforts
    • Attend regional and national coordination meetings
    • Maintain regular contact with donors, IOs, national governments, etc. to track development priorities and inform HQ of upcoming RFA/Ps
    • Disseminate information about RI achievements to donors and project a positive image of RI as an accountable and responsive NGO partner
    • Represent RI in other related meetings, seminars, lectures, and presentations ensuring RI plays its full role as an active social development organization.
    • Represent RI to the diplomatic community, particularly to ambassadors and other representatives of countries to gather relevant information related to program development, for proposal preparation, and to ensure cooperation and support for RI plans
    • Assist the RI field offices with troubleshooting, backstopping, etc. as requested by HQ
    • If needed, assist with the field level printing and delivery of proposals, within submission deadlines
    • Facilitate arrangement of appointments for the senior HQ staff when they travel to the field
    • Undertake travel within the assigned region as required in the pursuit of the above tasks
    • Prepare regular activity reports for HQ
    • Undertake other ad hoc tasks, as instructed by HQ
    • Operate within RI policy, setting an example for other field staff
    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
    • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel between field offices and to either LA or DC as needed
    • MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field
    • 5 years' minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID preferred
    • Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary
    Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Application Procedure: To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, 3 professional supervisory references (whom we may contact after a second interview) with the date of availability to [email protected].

    ***IMPORTANT: The email subject line MUST include the following: RPDM - Africa
    Incomplete applications will Not be considered.***

    Senior Associate/Scientist - Senior IRS Advisor and Entomologist

    Organization(s): Abt Associates
    Country/Region: Uganda
    Contract Length: Full-time staff position
    Apply by: 17 July 2009
    Please use company website to apply http://www.abtassoc.com

    DESCRIPTION
    The Senior Associate / Senior IRS Advisor provides technical assistance and guidance to the National Malaria Control Centre (NMCC) on programmatic and scientific issues in support of the expanded national Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) Program. Specific responsibilities include the following:
    • Provide national and district level support to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the IRS Program.
    • Ensure compliance with environmental safety procedures, as outlined in the USAID Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safe Use Action Plan (PERSUAP) and Supplemental Environmental Assessments for support to the Uganda IRS activities.
    • Provide technical support to the NMCC and other stakeholders on IRS-suveillance, entomological monitoring and related applied research activities.
    • Document and publish in national, regional, and international sources the experience, scientific findings, and lessons learned from the IRS Program.
    • Support the strengthening of IRS-related capacity with the NMCP and other stakeholders.
    • Participate in, and contribute to, the project's management activities and its overall support to the NMCP and national IRS program.
    Skills:
    • Masters Degree (minimum), or a Doctoral Degree (preferred), in Medical entomology, Epidemiology, or other relevant related discipline.
    • Masters Degree (13 - 15) years of experience OR Doctorate (8 - 10) years of experience working in development assistance projects in malaria control programs, specifically in integrated vector control and IRS.
    • Additional training or experience in tropical medicine, malariology, or parasitology.
    • Knowledge and experience of applied research, and proven record of accomplishment in documenting project experiences and publishing the information in national, regional, and international formats.
    • Highly effective management skills to assure timely, well-coordinated implementation.
    • Ability to provide strategic leadership and technical guidance to large, complex programs.
    Please apply online at: www.abtassoc.com
    Job 2009-3473

    Senior Finance & Contract Manager - Uganda

    Organization(s): ABT Associates
    Country/Region: Uganda
    Contract Length: Full-time staff position
    Apply by: 17 July 2009

    DESCRIPTION
    • ABT is hiring a full time Finance Manager for a USAID funded Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project based in Africa. The Finance Manager will provide overall project support and will be responsible for the financial administration of the project. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Assure the development and monitoring of project budgets, accurate financial reports, and projection of funding needs, in close coordination with the COP/DCOP and the Contract Administrator at Abt/Bethesda.
    • Per USAID and Abt Associates guidance, assure that the project maintains the highest administrative, financial, and operational standards for compliance and audits.
    • Manage the logistics and procurement of supplies and equipment in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates procurement regulations.
    • Responsible for Human Resources requirements with respect to local employees, following the local labor law, and USAID salary scales, and compliance with Abt Associates' Human Resources policies and procedures for hiring, performance reviews, terminations, etc.
    • Perform recruitment of needed staff to assure the smooth flow of work.
    • Perform oversight of inventory management – establishes weekly system for basic office supplies, maintains up-to-date information on all inventory, and oversight of inventory transfers as directed by USAID, with documentation of transfers.
    Skills:
    • Bachelors in Business Adminsitration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field.
    • 12 plus years of relevant professional experience in financial management of large international projects including expereince managing USAID projects
    • Demonstrated experience in logistics, procurement and supply chain management
    • Familiarity with compliance of USG Cost Accounting Standards and the ability to manage large budgets, managing logistics and procurements
    • Demonstarted experience managing public health programs in Africa
    • Excellent writing, computer, and organizational skills.
    Please apply online at: www.abtassoc.com

    Job # 2009-3495

    Economist - Odentification and formulation of the programing areas for SADC

    Organization(s): CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research
    Country/Region: Botswana
    Contract Length: Short-term consulting assignment
    Apply by: 11 July 2009
    Please email [email protected]

    DESCRIPTION
    Global objective
    To identify feasible intervention areas and specific programmes, which are in line with the objectives, priorities, and the specific focal sectors set out in the 10th EDF RSP/RIP. The intervention areas should be of a practical nature taking into account the institutional readiness, absorption and capacity ability of SADC and the SADC Secretariat. The proposed interventions should also take into account the procedures of the European Commission and the human resources capacity of the EC Delegation, in order to be operational and feasible.

    Specific objective(s)
    • The Consultant is to assist the SADC Secretariat Directorates in the introduction of programme planning and formulation, including monitoring and evaluation tools, under the supported intervention areas of the 10th EDF.
    • Assist the relevant SADC Secretariat Directorates through the training and transfer of knowledge on programming, monitoring and evaluating programming under the 10th EDF.
    • In dialogue with SADC, the Consultant is to inform the SADC Secretariat Directorates of support available under other EU funding mechanisms and assist where necessary, in order to improve the capacity of the SADC Secretariat.
    • The Consultant is required to ensure coordination with other International Coordinating Partners (ICPs) on ongoing and planned interventions.
    • Preparing the drafts of "Programme Identification Fiches" (PIF) and "Programme Activity Fiches" (PAF) in line with the programmes identified together with SADC and the EC Delegation under the 10th EDF.
    • Requested services and required outputs, including suggested methodology
    The Consultant is required to approach the assignment in a consultative manner, and needs to engage with all stakeholders in order to appropriately identify, formulate, and improve existing SADC programmes in view of the 10th EDF support. The Consultant needs to work in close collaboration with SADC, the European Commission Delegation, Technical Assistants (TA) contracted under the Capacity Building for Regional Integration (CBRI) programme, other International Cooperating Partners (ICPs), and thematic groups and task forces comprised of SADC and ICPs.

    EXPERTS PROFILE
    • Number of requested experts per category and number of man-days per expert
    • The services foreseen will require one Category I Expert. The duration of the assignment will be seven (7) months, 140 working days.
    • Profile required (education, experience, references and category as appropriate)
    • The expert should hold a degree or degrees of at least four (4) years in economics, politics, law, social sciences or a similar field[1]. A minimum of fifteen (15) years prior experience at middle levels of administration, of which (10) years professional experience within the fields of capacity building, institutional assessment, or regional integration are required. The expert should have had previous practical experience with international organisations in planning, programming and delivering development cooperation (European Commission, World Bank, ADB, IFAD, DfID, etc). Previous practical experience of the EDF or other EU funding mechanisms would be considered an advantage.
    • Drafting skills and the ability to work with the staff of an institution in the development of terms of reference are important, as are a good working knowledge of the standard Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
    Working language(s)The working language for the assignment will be English. The expert must be fluent in both spoken and written English

    [1] A professional equivalent of at least eight (8) years in addition to the required fifteen (15) years of experience may be accepted in the absence of the academic requirement.

    Team Leader - Technical Assistance to identify and formulate the programming areas for SADC

    Team Leader - Technical Assistance to identify and formulate the programming areas for SADC under the 10th European Development Fund Regional Strategy Paper/Regional Indicative Programme

    Organization(s): Progeco S.r.l.
    Country/Region: BotswanaContract
    Length: Long-term consulting assignment
    Apply by: 09 July 2009
    Reference No:FWC11 - 211702 v1

    DESCRIPTION
    Team Leader - The services foreseen will require one Category I Expert. The duration of the assignment will be seven (7) months, 140 working days.

    Global objective
    To identify feasible intervention areas and specific programmes, which are in line with the objectives, priorities, and the specific focal sectors set out in the 10th EDF RSP/RIP. The intervention areas should be of a practical nature taking into account the institutional readiness, absorption and capacity ability of SADC and the SADC Secretariat. The proposed interventions should also take into account the procedures of the European Commission and the human resources capacity of the EC Delegation, in order to be operational and feasible.

    Specific objective(s)
    • The Consultant is to assist the SADC Secretariat Directorates in the introduction of programme planning and formulation, including monitoring and evaluation tools, under the supported intervention areas of the 10th EDF.
    • Assist the relevant SADC Secretariat Directorates through the training and transfer of knowledge on programming, monitoring and evaluating programming under the 10th EDF.
    • In dialogue with SADC, the Consultant is to inform the SADC Secretariat Directorates of support available under other EU funding mechanisms and assist where necessary, in order to improve the capacity of the SADC Secretariat.
    • The Consultant is required to ensure coordination with other International Coordinating Partners (ICPs) on ongoing and planned interventions.
    • Preparing the drafts of "Programme Identification Fiches" (PIF) and "Programme Activity Fiches" (PAF) in line with the programmes identified together with SADC and the EC Delegation under the 10th EDF.
    Profile requested
    • The expert should hold a degree or degrees of at least four (4) years in economics, politics, law, social sciences or a similar field.
    • A minimum of fifteen (15) years prior experience at middle levels of administration, of which (10) years professional experience within the fields of capacity building, institutional assessment, or regional integration are required.
    • The expert should have had previous practical experience with international organisations in planning, programming and delivering development cooperation (European Commission, World Bank, ADB, IFAD, DfID, etc).
    • Previous practical experience of the EDF or other EU funding mechanisms would be considered an advantage.
    • Drafting skills and the ability to work with the staff of an institution in the development of terms of reference are important, as are a good working knowledge of the standard Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
    • The working language for the assignment will be English. The expert must be fluent in both spoken
    • and written English
    Indicative starting date: 1st September 2009

    Contact Person: Alessandro Natali E-mail [email protected] Tel +39 0532 790980 - Fax +39 0532 790231
    http://www.progecoitaly.it/