Leadership MBA Program and Scholarship - Lausanne - Switzerland 2009

Introduction:
Redesigned in collaboration with CEOs and HR Directors across Europe, BuAdd Newsiness School Lausanne’s new MBA aims to develop future leaders equipped to address tomorrow’s business challenges. BSL is ranked in the top fifth of the QS Global 200 Business Schools 2009 listing.
” Leadership is to transform ordinary people into extraordinary people in order to achieve extraordinary things together,” said Daniel Vasella, Novartis CEO and Chairman of the Board. To mark the launch of the program, BSL has established a Future Leader Scholarship to reward a future leader’s plan for professional growth by granting him/her with a scholarship to the new MBA program.
Siegfried Gerlach, President & CEO of Siemens, and Benoit Dumont, Chairman of JP Morgan, were among the executives consulted in designing the BSL MBA and will act as honorary BSL judges in selecting the scholarship recipient.

Objectives:
BSL’s new MBA program focuses on personal leadership. It highlights success criteria defined by business leaders: adaptability to change, the ability to grasp the bigger picture, to remain calm under pressure, to communicate effectively, and to work well in a team.
To develop the new MBA program, BSL interviewed business executives of companies such as ABB, Allianz, Alcoa, AstraZeneca, BCV, Bobst, British Petroleum, Bulgari, Cadbury, Coop, Ernst & Young, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Kaz, Kudelski Group, Medtronic, Migros, Nespresso, Nestle, Novartis, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Siemens, Starbucks, UBS, Vibro-Meter.
” Why did no other business school ever think of asking us what we think,” said Charles Bill, Learning & Development Leader EMEA & India for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. ” We need business acumen; personal effectiveness and interactive skills are essential.”

Courses:
The Future Leader Scholarship award may be applied to the BSL Executive MBA, Full-time MBA or Flex-MBA degree program. The Executive MBA takes place on Saturdays and is completed in 1½ years. The full-time and flex programs follow a modular format, with the full-time being completed in 1 year. Participants in the part-time, Flex-MBA determine their own study schedule and may take up to 3 years to complete. Tuition for an MBA at BSL is CHF 44,800.

Starting Date:
The new MBA programs begin in September, with guaranteed openings for those applying in May and June.

Applications:
To apply for the scholarship, eligible candidates are asked to submit an essay of 2000-2500 words on how they will use a BSL MBA to achieve their professional vision(s). All applications and essays must be received by July 31, 2009.
BSL is pleased to establish the Future Leader Scholarship to mark the launch of its redesigned modular MBA program. BSL’s new MBA aims to develop future leaders for tomorrow’s business challenges.
Through the Future Leader Scholarship, BSL honors a future leader’s plan for professional growth by providing him/her with a full scholarship to an MBA program of choice. A BSL MBA is fully accredited by the ACBSP and has a monetary value of 44,800 CHF.

Further Scholarship Information and Application: http://www.bsl-lausanne.ch/index.php/eng/News/Future-Leader

Human Resources Manager Crown Agents USA, Inc. - Botswana

Organization(s):Crown Agents USA, Inc.
Country/Region:Botswana
Apply by: 01 September 2009
Reference No: 09-25
Please use company website to apply: http://careers.crownagentsusa.com/recruit/beta/controller/PostJobsController.srvt?action=jobApply&jobId=130

Crown Agents USA, Inc. seeks a Central Medical Stores **Human Resources Manager** in our Gaborone, Botswana.

**Our Business** 
Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is a U.S. incorporated international development company providing direct services, technical assistance and training to improve governance and economic growth.CA-USA is part of the Crown Agents international group, which works for the public and private sectors in more than 100 countries, as well as for international donors and development institutions. Crown Agents has a core staff of over 1000 employees in more than 35 countries. The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PSCM) is implementing the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for USAID as part of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). SCMS is tasked with strengthening or establishing secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with in-country and international partners, SCMS will: assist programs to enhance their supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and provide quality, affordable, health care products to those who need them. SCMS will offer services in focus countries identified by the USG team, with SCMS field offices established in selected countries as required by the scope of work in the country.

**Roles & Responsibilities**
To develop an employee-oriented organization culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance, in line with ‘best practice’ for the industry

**Specific Responsibilities**
  • To regularly review HR policies and practices, incorporating in Staff Handbook and HR Manual in line with the local labor law and company good practice
  • To ensure that staff are hired and managed in accordance with labor law and good practice, providing management with advice and coaching as necessary
  • To source, sift and select staff cost effectively through interview, testing, checks and other appropriate methods
  • To issue appropriate letters of contract and variations of contract
  • To set up and monitor HR systems to record and monitor staff information, ensuring confidentiality
  • To advise managers on changes in terms and conditions in line with market rates and company policy
  • To support and advise managers in dealing with employee relations and performance management issues, ensuring that procedures are followed and actions are fair and equitable
  • To counsel and advise staff on work and personal matters within a confidential, empathetic and business aware environment
  • To be responsible for the identification of training and development needs within the company
  • To identify suitable training and development for managers and staff
  • To ensure that all necessary training and development is undertaken to assist in achievement of targets and competency levels
  • To promote employee compliance to regulatory concerns
**Qualifications**
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • HR profession qualification.
  • Over 7 years of HR management experience
  • Team leadership experience
**Application Process** 
To apply to this position, please submit your CV at our recruiting website:http://careers.crownagentsusa.com. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Regional Program Development Manager

Organization(s): Relief International
Country/Region: Worldwide
Apply by: 30 August 2009

Description
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
  • 10 years' minimum relevant work experience with progressively increasing responsibility
  • 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: Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM). Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.***

Location: Global, with travel within regions and HQ required

Take a peek inside the lab to see what makes real scientists tick

amfAR's dedicated scientists log endless hours in labs and clinics all around the world. And they urgently need your help! Click on the photos below to find out what some of our researchers are working on, what inspires them, and even their favorite movie. Then choose one to adopt for as little as 10 dollars per month. You will receive an adoption certificate, updates on your scientist's research, and the pride of knowing your general support helps amfAR and all of our scientists as we work toward our ultimate goal — a world without AIDS. Adopt a scientist today!


Visit Adopt-a-Scientist.com to meet six scientists working in amfAR's vital research program. These dedicated scientists put in long hours in the lab and in the field to accelerate the pace of AIDS research and bring us ever closer to a cure.

Learn how their studies are contributing crucial new knowledge to the fight against AIDS, discover what inspired them to become AIDS researchers--and even learn what they keep in their lab coat pockets!

Then go ahead and "adopt" the scientist of your choice. amfAR will send you your own certificate of adoption and periodic email updates on the progress of your chosen scientist's research.

Your support will help amfAR advance the science that is our best hope of conquering the global AIDS epidemic. So visit Adopt-a-Scientist today, and become a "brainiac benefactor"!
Joyce Nyoni, PhD
Birthday: September 19
Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Undergraduate Degree: Medical Sociology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Graduate Degree: Communications in HIV/AIDS Interventions, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Working At: University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

My field of study:, Medical Sociology

I do this work because:, The desire to understand the social dimensions of health, illness and diseases,

What I am working on now:, I am working on social and behavioral prevention of HIV. Project Details at http://tiny.cc/clickhere258 ,

My favorite movie:, The Sound of Music,

The sports team I’ll be rooting for on any given weekend:, Manchester United,

If I could write a novel, the genre would be:, Mystery: I really enjoy solving puzzles.,

When I was 8 years old, my dream was to be:, A teacher: I used to act as a teacher teaching children I played with.,

Right now in the pockets of my lab coat I have:, Mobile phone and lip shine,

What I do to recharge my batteries:, Go for a walk along the beach: have a short stay in one of the beach hotels, in Dar es Salaam where I get to relax and reflect,

My ideal place to live:, A quiet neighborhood. In Tanzania the people are friendly and the social, interactions are great!

Adopt Joyce At: http://www.joyce.nyoni.kintera.org/

EPISODE 1: Man breaks into home, watches TV, drives car. EPISODE 2: Woman takes kneeling woman's cash in Church

Stories from the
CINCINNATI – Police said a man broke into a Cincinnati home and proceeded to stay there for a week, watching television and sleeping in the master bedroom while the family was on vacation. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department arrested 19-year-old Nicholas Truesdell on Friday and charged him with burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle.An affadavit said he broke into the four-bedroom home through a rear window on June 16. Authorities said he also used the computer and drove the family's 2007 Nissan Altima around for more than 48 hours.Truesdell was arraigned on Saturday. No contact information could be found for his attorney, Terrence McNamara.
and
WESTBURY, N.Y. – Nassau County police said a congregant at a Long Island church disregarded at least one of its commandments: Thou shalt not steal. Police said the 46-year-old woman reached over a pew and took cash from a purse while its owner knelt Sunday at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Westbury. Police said an usher saw the theft, and officers stopped the woman as she left the church.Police said they determined the same woman stole cash from another worshipper's purse while that victim took communion May 10. The woman has been released on an appearance ticket after being arrested on petit larceny charges. She faces up to a year in jail if convicted.A telephone message left at the church wasn't immediately returned. The woman's phone rang unanswered.

Tanzania set to adopt dual citizenship

Two weeks ago, Tanzania's former Minister for Home Affairs, Capt. John Chiligati, now Minister for Lands and Urban Development, said in an interview with the Voice of America that the government had reached an advanced stage in considering adoption of a dual citizenship policy.

That is welcome news for thousands of Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians alike living or wishing to live abroad, but have vested family and business interests in this country.

Chiligati said there are a few issues that are currently being finalized by Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, citing the issue of whether a person with dual citizenship could be allowed to run for president of either the United Republic of Tanzania or Zanzibar.

Thousands of Zanzibaris fled Zanzibar during the bloody revolution in 1964 to live permanently in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

This anticipated new development will place such people in a position to enjoy the best of both worlds. Thousands more from the mainland who left as students and never returned from Europe, the United States of America and Canada where they have amassed enough capital to return 'home' to invest it will also like the planned policy development. It also affects women who got married to non-Tanzanians but wish to regain their birth rights.

Dual citizenship is important because Tanzania's current law on citizenship forbids dual citizenship. One is either a Tanzanian or non-Tanzanian. This restriction has prevented thousands of people from returning to Tanzania to invest their wealth in their motherland. It could also mark the beginning of political participation in their home country by voting in presidential and parliamentary elections at foreign embassies.

Tanzanians living overseas have repeatedly told President Kikwete they wish to return to invest in Tanzania's economy which has a huge potential for growth in the services sector, hotels and hospitality, tourism, transport, agro-businesses, fishing and livestock sectors.

Info source: AllAfrica.com

Scholarships for Foreign Students for International Laurea Magistralis, University of Bologna, Italy

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL LAUREA MAGISTRALIS “ECONOMICS AND MARKET POLICY”, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, RIMINI CAMPUS

The Polo Scientifico Didattico, Rimini Campus, of the University of Bologna, announces the opening of a competition for two scholarships for foreign students (EU students and non-EU students) enrolling at the Laurea Magistralis/Master Degree “Economics and Market Policy”, Faculty of Economics, Rimini Campus in the academic year 2009/2010. Information about the Laurea Magistralis are available at this page .

The amount of the scholarships is the following: a grant of 4000 euros per year and a grant of 1700 euros. Foreign students applying to the Laurea Magistralis “Economics and Market Policy” can send their application to the following address: relazioni.internazionali[at]rimini.unibo.it

The application must include: the application form (available below); cv in English; transcripts (list of exams and grades achieved in previous Degrees); a photocopy of the passport or Identity Card; other documents the applicant will consider relevant for the selection.

The selection is based on the applicant’s University career (cv and a transcript of the exams and grades achieved in previous Degrees and other documents sent by the applicant). Ceteris paribus, preference will be given to female students. The Examining Board, which will be appointed by the Faculty of Economics, Rimini Campus, will short list the candidates and rank the applicants. The top student will be awarded 4000 euros and the second ranked student will be awarded 1700 euros. The obtaining of the scholarship is conditional on the admission to the Laurea Magistralis “Economics and Market Policy” in the academic year 2009/2010.

Enlisting for the competition: from May, 11 to October, 20, 2009.
The Examining Board will short list the candidates by October, 31, 2009.

For further information, please contact:
elettra.agliardi[at]unibo.it or relazioni.internazionali[at]rimini.unibo.it