Vacancy Announcement-PHS Pediatric HIV (Tanzania)

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Vacancy Announcement-PHS Pediatric HIV

Job opportunity: Regional Manager, East & Southern Africa - GAIN

A job is announced with the following requirements:

Education:
Masters degree or PhD in food science, nutrition, public health, economics, business administration, or a suitable equivalent.

Languages:
  • Full command of English.
  • Working knowledge in one of the official regional languages.
Experience:
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the region, including in the food industry, and international organizations or private sector.
  • Experience in delivering nutrition or food fortification programs in the region.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment is critical.
Travel: Up to 50%

STARTING DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
REPORTING TO: Director, Regional Operations
OFFICE: Johannesburg, South Africa
Expiry date: 7 August 2009

GAIN offers competitive working conditions and salaries. Applications should be sent to [email protected]

If interested, please visit GAIN's website to read the full add and application procedures using this link: http://www.gainhealth.org/vacancy/regional-manager-east-southern-africa

Country Operations Management Unit Director, S.Africa - Management Sciences for Health

A job is announced with the following quick information

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's degree in Business Management (MBA) or Chartered Accountant (South Africa).
2. Significant Operations and financial management experience in developing countries required. Experience in public health-related activities in South Africa preferred.
3. Relevant experience in subcontract and grant management preferred.
4. Experience managing USAID-funded activities and thorough knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements;
5. Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.
6. Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills; demonstrated by ability to work both independently and within a team, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities with attention to detail.
7. Expert skills in Excel Spreadsheets, QuickBooks or similar accounting software, as well as Word; comfortable in a Windows PC environment.
8. Fluent English is required.

Organization(s): Management Sciences for Health
Country/Region: South Africa
Apply by: 21 August 2009

If you think you meet the qualifications, please use the following link to read the complete ad and how to send applications: http://tinyurl.com/np84m7

Photos & Video: The longest solar eclipse 2009

Solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses the sun thus causing a total darkness to some areas of the Earth. In July 22, 2009, some parts of the Earth in particular Asia, experienced what is believed to be the longest Solar Eclipse of the 21st century which lasted for about 6+ minutes. Countries that witnessed the solar eclipse were China, Japan, Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmaa. Below is a short video by the BBC website and some pictures from the Boston.com's Big Picture.



A longer version (approx 9 mins), covering this event can be seen on YouTube (click here to watch it).



























You really have to see a complete series of this total solar eclipse photos at Boston.com/BigPicture

Mtoto "wa MJ" wa miaka 25 huyu hapa

Kwa mujibu wa habari kwenye baadhi ya tovuti mtandaoni, inaelekea marehemu Michael Jackson, alikuwa na mtoto mkubwa tu wa kutimu miaka 25 hivi. Habari kwa mujibu wa gazeti la DailyMail la UK zinadai mtoto huyo wa MJ jina lake ni Omer na alizaliwa na mwanamke wa kiNorway ambaye nina lake ni Pia. Picha zilizopo hapa zinaonesha Omer akiwa mstari wa mbele pamoja na ndugu wa karibu wa MJ akishiriki shughuli za maziko ya MJ. Habari zinaendelea kusema kuwa Mama wa mtoto, Mtoto na Baba wa kufikia 'walitunza siri' kadiri ya makubaliano yao na ndicho kilichosababisha waendelee kuwa na mawasiliano na MJ.
The Thriller singer reportedly told close friends several years ago that he fathered Omer after a one-night stand with a Norwegian fan in 1984.
The existence of Omer first became public in 2003 when US TV show Dateline broadcast a 1998 home video of him receiving gifts from Michael.

In 2003, Omer was photographed visiting Michael when the star was having a 'detox' holiday in Colorado.
Read the full story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1201374/Michael-Jacksons


Nilizitizama picha hizi, ikanibidi kushangaa kwa kikabila fulani, 'mbuta mbuta, apaaaa fotokopi! Mbuta! Chapa kabisa! tena si black and white, hii ni colored photocopy yenye resolution na pixel za juu kuliko zote. Mbuuuuta! Kelewouwi!'.

Habari kamili kama ilivyoandikwa kwa lugha ya Kiingereza inasomeka hapa http://tiny.cc/MJson

Rebbie Jackson, Janet Jackson Omer Bhatti Michael Jackson memorial 
Omer was sat in between Rebbie and Prince Michael I on the front row


Family ties: Omer Bhatti (circled) sat among Jackson family members (L-R) Rebbie, Janet, Randy, Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine at the memorial service at LA's Staples Center on July 7

MICHAEL JACKSON WITH YOUNG DOUBLE OMAR BHATTI. MICHAEL JACKSON ON TOUR IN TUNISIA, AFRICA - 1996
Friends or family? Michael Jackson pictured with 12-year-old Omer after meeting in a Tunisia hotel in 1996


OMER BHATTI, ALLEGEDLY MICHAEL JACKSON'S SECRET SON - 2001  Michael Jackson's children (2nd L-R) Paris, Prince Michael II 'Blanket' and Prince Michael, sing on stage during the memorial services for pop star Michael Jackson
Similarities: Omer, pictured as a 17-year-old in 2001, shares a likeness with Michael's youngest son Blanket

MICHAEL JACKSON WITH YOUNG DOUBLE OMAR BHATTI MICHAEL JACKSON ON TOUR IN TUNISIA, AFRICA - 1996
Close: Omer impressed Michael by dressing as the singer and copying his signature dance moves.

Video: Nigerian Wedding - first couple dance

While watching
Uche & Soyingbe Surprise Nigerian Wedding dance I just found out that there are even Reggae and HipHop and possibly the 'longest' first couple dances. So nowadays most couples decide to get rid of the 'boring' slow alias blues rhythms... well, changes and transformation is never a thing of the past for sure.

'wow' weblinks - Cosmetics Database

CosmeticsDatabase.com - is a database created and maintained by researchers at the Environmental Working Group.

It list, rate and rank cosmetics, giving you an opportunity to learn whether you should use or not use a certain cosmetic product based on the ingredients.

Stay informed with updates on toxics in everyday products and how they can affect your health.

Visit CosmeticsDatabase.com to enrich your knowledge.

Pale tunapokuwa na keki ya njano na kuila tusiile (au tukiila, twafwa!)

Bila kificho, Tanzania ina "keki ya njano" yaani kwa jina jingine, madini ya Uranium. Inafahamika kuwa madini haya ni mahsusi kwa utengenezaji wa mabomu hatari sana duniani. Hii ndiyo inayosababisha nchi kama Iran na Korea na nyingine za iliyokuwa shirikisho la zamani la Urusi ziitwe 'ncha ya uovu' (axis of evil). Sasa kwetu madongo kuinama, tuna karibu kila kitu kinachohusishwa na utajiri lakini tutizame sisi wananchi tulivyo choka mbaya utadhani tumewasili mnadani tokea safari ya alfajiri ya jana na Baba Yeyoo.

Sasa kukufahamisha kuwa tumekujatiwa adabu kuhusu hiyo keki ya njano kuwa japo tunayo, tusithubutu kuidokoa la sivyo 'itatuua', basi mtia adabu wa Shirika hilo la kuzuia ulaji keki kwa wapishi yaani The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mheshimiwa Katibu Mkuu wake ndg. Mohamed ElBaradei atawasili nchini kwa ziara rasmi ya kukutana na Raisi wa Jamhuri. Akiwa katika ziara hiyo atakutana waziri  wa Tume ya Sayansi, Teknolojia na Mawasiliano mheshimiwa Peter Msolla. Vile vile atafika katika hospitali ya Ocean Road inayohusika na matibabu ya wagonjwa wa saratani ili kuzindua mradi unaofadhiliwa na IAEA.

Yote  haya yanafanyika baada ya kutangazwa kuwa kampuni takribani 70 zimetaka kibali cha kujishughulisha na uchimbaji unga wa keki ya njano.

Tutajuuuta kuwa na keki ya njano!

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

PURPOSE
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the U.S. has afforded the donors and their family.

AWARD
Thirty Fellowships will be awarded each year for any academic discipline or professional field. Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and half-tuition (up to $15,000 per academic year).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS
  • A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or, (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. A Green Card holder must have had more than one year of IRS filings.
  • The program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as to the U.S., but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the U.S. as their principalresidence and focus of national identity.
  • The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a master's degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.
  • No more than two years in a graduate program at the time of application.
  • Applicant must not be 30 years of age or older at the time of application.
SELECTION PROCEDURES
  • Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society. A successful candidate gives evidence of at least two of the following three attributes or criteria for selection:
  • Creativity, Originality, and Initiative, demonstrated in any area of her/his life;
  • A commitment to and capacity for accomplishment, demonstrated through activity that has required drive and sustained effort;
  • A commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (includes activity in support of human rights and the rule of law, in opposition to unwarranted encroachment on personal liberty, and in advancing the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society.
PROCESS
  • Applicants are responsible for submitting the following (please visit the website for more detailed information):
  • Completed application materials, application materials may be downloaded and submitted online;
  • Two essays on specified topics;
  • A 1-2 page resume;
  • Three recommendation letters, of which one is from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's current or most recent academic work and one is from someone who is familiar with her/his performance in a work-setting, whether paid or volunteer. The third can be from either catagory;
  • An institutional status form from the institution attend indicating when and whether the present degree program will be completed (this may be completed by a registrar, a dean or director of the program, or other authority);
  • An unnofficial or photocopied transcript from the applicant's undergraduate and graduate institutions;
  • Documentary evidence that the applicant meets, as of 1 November 2008, the definition of New American as detail as in the answer to the second question;
  • Scores from any graduate aptitude test (e.g., GMAT, MCAT, GRE, LSAT) required by programs to which the applicant has applied.
DEADLINE

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted to the Soros program at the address noted below no later than 1 November 2009. It is perfered that applicants submit applications online via the Soros Foundation Application System, and it can also be mailed to the Foundation. Forms submitted after this date will not be considered. Winners will be announced in February 2010.

Supporting materials (and an application if it is not submitted online) must be mailed to:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212)547-6926

Fax: 212-548-4623

E-mail: [email protected]

Source: http://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/Fellowship_Competitions/Fellowships_Outside/soros.html

Salad lovers, here you go...

There is a great list of  "101 Simple Salads for the Season" published on the NewYorkTimes By MARK BITTMAN, please go ahead and grab some recipe via this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html


These summer salads minimize work at the stove and capitalize on the season, when great fruit and vegetables are plentiful.
Photo credit: NYTimes.com