University of Padova, Grants for foreign students

The University of Padova, through the funding of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/International Courses. During the 3-year doctoral programme, successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging.

Notification of 15 PhD grants for foreign students (25th series)

Deadline: 3rd September 2009
Use the following link for more information on this opportunity: http://www.unipd.it/en/doctorates/grants.htm

Lords of the Bling - African Heads of State

Show us the money for health!


Petition: Sign the petition and read the press statement at - www.arasa.info

Lords of the Bling
A presentation depicting the amount of treatment that could be paid for with the amount of money spent on extravagant purchases and events by political leaders.
In May 2008, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) held a consultation meeting, supported by the Open Society Institute (OSI), to develop policy and programmatic recommendations to deal with cross-border management of TB between Lesotho and South Africa with a particular focus on migrant mineworkers. The public health and human rights problems posed by the poorly managed TB/HIV epidemic in the South African gold mining sector, coupled with the lack of referral systems for migrant mineworkers and a completely defunct compensation system, have gone recognised but unaddressed for decades. This meeting marked the start of a campaign for accountability and justice in this regard.

Job opp. with Community Airlines, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Hiring Contact: Anthony Diallo
E-mail: [email protected]



5 B-737 Captain and First Officers Needed

Location: Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam,

Primary Aircraft: Boeing B737/BBJ

Job Description: 5 captains and first officers needed. Competitive salary and benefits.

Minimum Requirements: Valid credentials and experience for any of the Boeing 737-500/600/700/800 Aircrafts series.

Website: http://www.communityairtz.com/ 

The John L. McGoldrick Fellowship in Biostatistics in AIDS Research

Through the generous support of John L. McGoldrick, the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), located in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), is very pleased to announce the establishment of the John L. McGoldrick Fellowship in Biostatistics in AIDS Research.

The McGoldrick Fellowship Program will support researchers from developing countries for intensive short-term (typically, 4-6 months) training in quantitative methods useful in the design and analysis of HIV/AIDS studies. The training program for each McGoldrick Fellow will be tailored to her/his needs, and will typically consist of coursework at HSPH and involvement in a recently-completed, ongoing, or planned HIV/AIDS prevention or treatment study involving investigators at HSPH or the Fellow's home institution. The broad goal of the Program is to improve human capacity within the developing world to combat HIV/AIDS and related diseases by better equipping Fellows with tools that will be useful upon their return to their country of residence.

Each McGoldrick Fellow will be provided travel support and a stipend to cover living and other expenses while in the U.S. Consistent with the goals of the program, every effort shall be made to select Fellows who will return to their country of residence upon the completion of their training. Selection will be through an application process with an effort to find appropriate candidates from sub-Saharan Africa.
The deadline for this fellowship has changed - please see new date under the "Eligibility / Application Requirements" tab to the left.

For more information, please contact:
Harvard School of Public Health
Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research
651 Huntington Avenue, II-4th Floor
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 432-4110
Fax: (617) 432-2832

Email: [email protected]

Get the details of this fellowship and more information via the following link: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/mcgoldrick/

Regional Administrative Assistant, Johannesburg, South AfricaRegional Administrative Assistant, Johannesburg, South Africa

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB:
  • Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy with close attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure. Organized and methodical.
  • Reliable and enjoys working in a team with flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and sees tasks to completion. Self-starter
  • High diplomatic and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy with excellent MS word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point skills.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with one or more of the following functional areas: travel, communications, accounting, contracts and agreements, nutrition/health science, meetings/conference management, international aid, development programs or portfolio management.
Excellent organizational skills.

Education:
Diploma in business administration, finance, accounting, paralegal or a related field. English language certification is a plus.

Experience:
Three to five years of experience in administration or as a program assistant with an international company, preferably a development organization. Experience in organizing events, conferences and travel is required. Experience in working abroad in an English speaking country is a plus.

Languages:
Excellent command of spoken and written English is a must. Other local languages (particularly French) are a strong plus.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] before August 25 2009

Click on the following link to view the full job information: http://tinyurl.com/DevexJobAdSouthAfrica

3 PhD positions in GREENING THE AFRICAN ENERGY LADDER

Amsterdam, 1081 HV, (Noord-Holland), 38 hours per week Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

See if you meet the following  Requirements

University Graduate
The successful candidates are expected to have (1) affinity with issues of poverty and climate change with working experience in developing countries; (2) fluency in English (i.e. fluency in French will be considered an additional asset); (3) a cooperative attitude in different cultural environments; (4) an excellent academic background, including knowledge of quantitative research methods and statistics; and (5) the capacity to communicate results clearly to an wider audience. Depending on the research theme, the candidate should have:
• Research theme I: A master’s degree in economics or in engineering. Experience in market analysis and business development, particularly in poor, rural environments is an advantage;

• Research theme II: An economics degree at Masters level (2 years research master degree in economics, econometrics, or related disciplines) with a strong afinity for environmental economics.

• Research theme III: A Masters degree in economics or political studies with experience of institutional analysis.

Additional information about the job:
The initial contract offered is for a period of 12 months, extendable to 3 years upon a positive evaluation. The salary is based on the salary scales for academic staff. You can find more information about our fringe benefits of employment at www.vu.nl/vacatures.

The envisaged starting date is November 1, 2009.

The position provides access to (1) an international research network with possibilities to collaborate in several African countries; (2) a national and international network of policymakers and industry experts, and the possibility to benefit from insights at the policy and industry level via various events organized by ReNeW; (3) local research facilities at VU University, ECN and DGIS.

If  you meet the above criteria, please use this link to read the full announcement and follow the application procedure therein: http://tinyurl.com/GreeningAfrica


The application deadline is 14th September 2009.

TFF na ndoto ya kualika akina Eto'o, Kaka kucheza Tanzania

Unajua si vibaya kuota? Si vibaya kabisa. Yaani kuota si sawa na kukaa bure bila kuota. Maana'ke ujue, ni kuwa kwa kuwa na kipaji tu cha kuota ndoto basi tiketi mojawapo tu kuwa ndoto nyingine hugeuka na kuwa kweli. Sasa ni ipi ndoto ya viashiria vya kuwa itageuka na kuwa kweli na ipi ni zile ndoto za Ali Nacha mi sijui. Ila TFF ina ndoto...

...inasimuliwa na Ibrahim Bakari wa http://www.Mwananchi.co.tz
RAIS wa Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania, TFF, Leodegar Tenga amesema shirikisho lake litaweka utaratibu wa kuwaalika wachezaji wanaocheza soka ya kulipwa Ulaya kuja kuchezea timu za Tanzania kwa lengo la kuinua kiwango cha soka nchini.

Akizungumza na Mwananchi Jumapili, Tenga alisema: "Hatuna kingine, tunachotaka kwa wachezaji hawa wa nje, tunataka waje kuwaambukiza utaalamu wachezaji wetu.

"Tunaelekea kwenye soka ya kulipwa na hili nadhani ni la msingi. Mfano, tunamchukua Samuel Eto'o aliyeko Inter Milan au Kaka wa Real Madrid au hata Ronaldinho, tunamwuingiza kwenye timu kama Simba au Yanga, wanafanya mazoezi na baadaye mechi, lengo hapa ni kuona utaalamu wake.

"Hawa wenzetu wako mbali na sisi tuwatumie...najua wakati ligi zinaendelea inakuwa ngumu, tunaweza kuweka ka-program baada ya ligi zote kumalizika wachezaji hawa wakaja na inawezekana. Tuna wadhamini wengi, lakini tunasimamia palepale, tunataka kutengeneza mpira wetu," alisema Tenga.

Akizungumzia hali ya soka Tanzania, Tenga alisema kwa sasa anafurahi kuona imepiga hatua kutokana na kuwepo kwa programu mbalimbali za vijana.

Alirejea kauli yake ya awali kuwa anamalizia kutengeneza misingi ili kwa watakaokuja baadaye waweze kuendeleza badala ya kuanza moja.

"Tanzania inao wapenzi wengi wa soka na hili ndilo naweza kusema, msingi wake ni huu, tunajenga na tunaimarisha misingi," alisema Tenga.