Project Coordinator - Dutch Foundation registered in Tanzania

End of Poverty Foundation is seeking a Project Coordinator to lead the next phase of the multiyear integrated Mtakuja Development Project, in Mtakuja village, 15km south of Moshi in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.

Profile
The ideal candidate will have proven project management experience, managing complex assignments and networks of highly heterogeneous stakeholders. The candidate needs to show an appreciation and understanding of the various stakeholders involved in the development of the community at Mtakuja, including the village community and the management of a local partnering commercial enterprise. The candidate will have to have a genuine interest in working with the people of Mtakuja and be highly motivated to encourage, inspire and enable the community to successfully leverage the opportunities that have and will arise as a result of the project interventions.

Experience working in Tanzania and/or elsewhere in Sub-Sahara Africa is a definite benefit, as is a working knowledge of Swahili. An affinity with one or more of the project focus areas in income generation, agriculture/irrigation, education or health is also a benefit.

The approach to the Mtakuja Development Project is driven by a desire to reach concrete and measurable goals and while compassionate in nature, the approach is characterized by a disciplined business-like vision.

Job Responsibilities
Project Planning & Implementation
- Manage day-to-day activities of project implementation.
- Locally represent the NGO to all outsiders, including local and national government agencies.
- Develop annual plan of activities and continuously reevaluate long term implementation plan.
- Ascertain optimal community involvement and participation in project activities by all target beneficiary groups.
- Manage for sustainability through the proper identification of training needs, implementing training programs, capacity building and ascertaining financial viability of project interventions.
- Manage, maintain and grow network of stakeholders and project partners meeting the needs for external experts and expertise, resources, capacity and project funding.

Budget Management
- Manage, monitor and report local project expenses and spending in close partnership with financial management in Holland.
- Develop annual project implementation budget.
- Identify and access local/national funding sources.
- Seek to implement interventions and solutions that are effective and financially sound.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
- Monitor and evaluate all services provided by third parties.
- Evaluate impact and progress of individual interventions and programs as well as overall project progress against established performance indicators.
- Report to Board on a monthly basis.
- Informally report to Board on a “as needed basis” in between formal reports at month’s end.

Other Info
- Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience.
- Housing near the site and a vehicle will be provided.
- Health insurance is provided for employee and dependents.

About FD Kilimanjaro and the Mtakuja Development Project

The project is a partnership between Mtakuja village and the Dutch NGO FD Kilimanjaro with the aim to eradicate poverty from the community of Mtakuja. The project lifespan is expected to be five years (2008-2013). The project outcomes will have to be sustainable and benefit everybody in the community, men, women, young, old, orphans, farmers, pastoralists, landless people, the sick and disabled.
To enable the community to break out of poverty, we seek to dramatically increase agricultural production through the introduction of irrigated farming. The development of an irrigation scheme is considered critical to enable the community to increase production and sustainably increase income through agriculture activity, which in turn is expected to jump start a range of other income generating activities and business ventures.

Other project interventions include the introduction of a livestock management program, farmer training, organizational capacity building, a community based savings and lending program, education and health programs and many others.

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Closing date: 15 Nov 2009

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Project Director, ROADS - Kenya

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, reproductive health, and infectious diseases. We are seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Project Director, ROADS

Position Description:
The Project Director will manage all activities of the ROADS program. S/He will plan and manage the project in the country/region; ensure program quality according to FHI standards; ensure the achievement of results of which FHI is responsible under agreement with the donor; ensure that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures; ensure appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals; oversee production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI, and donors as required. S/He will perform other duties as assigned.

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Requisition ID: 1169

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Grants Notice: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas, Uganda

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: USAID-UGANDA-APS-617-10-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Closing Date for Applications: Nov 30, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category Explanation: Participation of People with Disabilities.
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: $300,000
CFDA Number(s): 98.001 -- USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility: Uganda USAID-Kampala

Description
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda invites applications from qualified U.S. or non-U.S. entities, such as private, non-profit organizations (or for-profit companies willing to forego profits), including private voluntary organizations, universities, research organizations, professional associations, and relevant special interest associations to carry out activities, under grants, that increase participation of people with disabilities (PWDs) in USAID activities and strengthen the capacities of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs). The purpose of this APS is to disseminate information about this activity to prospective applicants so that they may develop and submit concept papers for USAID funding. Applicants must use the "Disability Concept Paper Application Form" attached to this APS when submitting their concept papers. This APS describes: (1) the type of activities or programs for which applications will considered; (2) the funding available and the process and requirements of submitting applications; and (3) explains the criteria for USAID evaluation of applications.
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Background
Over years of the project implementation, hundreds of graduates have been produced and a number of them returned home country to teach at sending Member Institutions. They are becoming invaluable resources of the Institutions. To enable them to contribute to higher standard of the institution, their research and educational capacity needs to be continuously enhanced. Short-Term Training/Research Program in Japan is then launched in order to boost the capacity of these faculty-staff graduates. Participating alumni will be supported to be trained or do research at Japanese Supporting University.

Primarily, the program aims to further provide significant support to the graduates. Nevertheless, their respective Member Institution will gain benefits in term of network strengthening and capacity enhancement through this after-graduation academic collaboration between their staff and Japanese Supporting University. The applicants are required to get consent from Japanese professor(s). Only 18 applicants will be selected to join the program annually. Supporting items include travel expenses, accommodation and allowance for a period of not more than 30 days.

Objectives
1) To enhance teaching and research capacity of AUN/SEED-Net graduates.
2) To improve education program and research capacity of Member Institutions.
3) To encourage AUN/SEED-Net graduates teaching at Member Institutions to be continuously involved in collaborative research at Japanese Supporting Universities.
4) To foster the network strengthening between Member Institutions and Japanese Supporting Universities.

Eligible Applicants
AUN/SEED-Net Master’s/ Doctoral graduates who are faculty staff at Member Institutions and not pursuing any degrees at the time of application.

* Graduates mean scholars who have completed the study and graduation requirements of Host Institution by the time of application submission.

Target Number and Duration
Total number is 18 slots (9 slots x 2 batches) for 10 - 30 days
All visits should be completed no later than mid February.

Details of Support, Implementation, Application and Submission Deadline

For details of supports, implementation, application procedures and application form, please see Implementation Guideline and Application Form.

Application form must be endorsed by Head of Department. An approval letter from Dean of the Member Institution and a consent letter or email with prospective visiting period from the Japanese professor must be submitted together with the application form. The application form, either hard or soft copy (in PDF or JPEG format), together with supporting documents must be received by:

1st Batch: March 31 for departure during June - October of the fiscal year
2nd Batch: August 31 for departure during November - February of the fiscal year

Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR) International Scholarship

Call for Abstracts
Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR) will provide a grant to attend the 54th annual general assembly and scientific meeting of Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR2010) and the 19th international Rheumatology Symposium in Kobe on April 22-25 2010. The purpose of the JCR2010 international scholarship is to encourage young scientists and medical doctors under 40 years old other than Japanese to refine their knowledge of rheumatology and send their original scientific message to the world through JCR2010. Those who received scholarship in past years, is not eligible to apply.

I. The offer is valid only for:
1. Scientists or medical doctors under 40 years old at the last day of the Congress (25th of April 2010)
2. Those who have never received JCR International Scholarship
3. Those who reside in foreign country (except Japanese people)

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Maximum ¥150,000 (one hundred fifty thousand Japanese yen) / person + complimentary registration and hotel accommodation during the meeting
- From an Asian country: ¥100,000 (one hundred thousand Japanese yen)
- From non Asian country: ¥150,000 (one hundred fifty thousand Japanese yen)
Maximum 20 grants are prepared

III. Guidelines for making a Submission
Abstracts relating rheumatology should be submitted by e-mail following instructions listed below.
[email protected]
1. Abstract should be submitted according to the form which JCR offer. Please refer to “Abstract Submission Sheet of JCR2010 International Scholarship”
2. CV (certainly included full name (first name, middle name and family name) and date of birth) should be submitted along with abstract.
3. Information about your affiliation, TEL & FAX number and e-mail address should be disclosed.
4. Abstracts must contain new, previously unpublished results.
5. Abstracts should be submitted in English. It should be no longer than 2,250 letters in length (for the body of the abstract), and no more than 2,400 letters in total when the title, coauthor names (including affiliations) are included.
6. Abstracts should not include diagrams, charts and reference citations.
7. Select and mark one of the categories:
A. RA-Clinical aspects
B. RA-Treatment
C. Connective tissue diseases
D. Autoimmunity and diseases
E. Pediatric Rheumatology
F. Joint Surgery
G. Spinal Surgery
H. Osteoporosis
I. Osteoarthritis
J. Basic science of rheumatic diseases-Molecular mechanism and signaling
K. Basic science of rheumatic diseases-Animal models
L. Others (Please only use this option if the above A to K options are all completely unrelated)

IV. Deadline
17 November 2009, 09:00:00, +0900 (JST)

V. Evaluation and Announcement
Your paper will be reviewed by JCR Committee on international affairs and final decision will be made by JCR2010 Scientific Committee and notified to all awardees by December 31, 2009.

VI. Presentation
Those who receive a scholarship, presentation at JCR2010 Congress will be required. Presentation style will be announced by the scientific program committee of JCR2010.

JCR Committee on International Affairs
Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR)
Okamotoya Bldg. 9F
1-1-24 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
Tel. +81-3-5251-5353, Fax. +81-3-5251-5354
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ryumachi-jp.com/english/

JCR 2010 OfficialWebsite http://www.jcr2010.jp/

Info source: http://www.ryumachi-jp.com/english/scholarship.html or PDF http://dgrh.de/fileadmin/media/Forschung/JCR2010_international_scholarship_call_for_abstracts.pdf

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