Sales Internship in Tanzania

Job Summary

World-Class Skills is about Microsoft’s plans to develop a self-sustaining, world-class education platform, both online and offline, to help Africans develop skills for entrepreneurship and improved employability and competitiveness.

Microsoft, in partnership with the host organization, offer
you a unique opportunity to kick start your career.

The internship program will provide you with a real-world work experience and new skills while working for a leading technology organization on the African continent. 

A sales intern must have:
  • excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • very good organizational skills should be persuasive and know how to negotiate well
  • must be good with numbers as well. 
  • hardworking and willing to do a lot of legwork at the grassroots level if required
For responsibilities, job requirement and more about this offer, open the following link https://www.fuzu.com/jobs/sales-internship-in-tanzania

Job: Education Officer, NOB, Mbeya, Tanzania ( Nationals Only)

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Chief, Education Section or Education Specialist, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Open the following link for application and more information: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/499614/education-officer-nob-mbeya-tanzania-nationals-only

Job: Programme Development Manager -Shelter & WASH - Tanzania

In mid-April 2016, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) conducted a Pre-Assessment mission in the refugee camps of Mtendeli/Karago, Nduta and Nyarugusu of Tanzania to gain an understanding of the humanitarian situation, identify gaps and needs for the Burundian refugees in the Country. The assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention as the needs in almost all the sectors relevant to NRC are high.

As of May 2016, Tanzania was hosting over 140,007 Burundian refugees and number was project by UNHCR to reach 170,000 people by the end of 2016. In view of this, NRC has decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo area in north western Tanzania to respond. The initial focus of the operation will be in Mtendeli/Karago and Nduta refugee camps. NRC will start with interventions focusing on two sectors, shelter (transitional, including a WASH component; family latrines) and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).

The purpose of the Project Development Manager is to design, develop and implement Shelter & WASH programme/project in a small and medium size Country Operation or a start-up/small Shelter & WASH in a large country.
Qualifications
  • Generic professional competencies:
  • Higher education, preferably within architecture or engineering or related fields of study
  • Programme management experience from a senior level position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Technical Shelter/WASH expertise with minimum 5 years of international experience managing and implementing shelter/WASH project. Experience with start-up of shelter and WASH, or related programmes is an advantage
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Valid driver’s license
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge in French and/or Kirundi is an advantage.
  • Experience with start-up of new shelter and WASH programs, including assessment, developing program strategies and proposals.
  • Ability to use ICT software to develop proposals, budgets, work plans, and monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP.
  • Experience in training and capacity building of staff, and aptitude for community mobilization
Open the following link for application and more information: https://uncareer.net/vacancy/74611

A simple science behind your dizziness after drinking alcohol

The proper way to arrange food in fridge; and How to keep fruits, veggies, dairy fresh for longer


The difference: Cheap vs Frugal people


  • "Frugality isn't about cutting your spending on everything," writes Ramit Sethi in "I Will Teach You to Be Rich." "That approach wouldn't last two days. Frugality, quite simply, is about choosing the things you love enough to spend extravagantly on — and then cutting costs mercilessly on the things you don't love."
  • Author Thomas C. Corley conducted a five-year study of self-made millionaires and found that 67% of the wealthy people he spoke with consider themselves to be frugal. They spend money on the things that matter to them, instead of indiscriminately on vacations and new cars (unless, perhaps, those are the things they most value).

MUNA PHARMACY inakukaribisha Makao Makuu Dodoma!

Muna Pharmacy
Inapatikana Madukani Street karibu na benki ya Barclays.

Muda wa huduma: Saa mbili asubuhi hadi saa tatu usiku.

Mfamasia mzoefu anapatikana muda wote wa huduma.


Located at Madukani Street Near Barclays Bank.

Opening Hours: 0800hrs - 2100hrs.

A full-time, experienced Pharmacist is available.



  










KARIBU!

The 2016 – 2017 Competition Advocacy Contest

The 2016 – 2017 Competition Advocacy Contest - Elevating Competition Policies in Economic Policy Agendas: Innovative Advocacy Strategies to Address Market Challenges

A panel will review the submissions and select the top stories. The award ceremony will take place during the 2017 ICN Annual Conference that will take pace in Porto (Portugal) and winning stories will be featured in an ICN-World Bank Group Publication.

Winners and honorable mentions will be announced on February 17, 2017.

APPLY ONLINE before December 16, 2016.

World Heritage Volunteers 2017 – Call for Projects

Celebrating 10 years of the initiative, the World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2017.
In order to get involved or renew your commitment to the World Heritage Volunteers Initiative, please fill in the on-line application.

Please submit your application at the latest by 30 November 2016 at Midnight (Paris Time)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

http://bit.ly/2cQ1HLa

If you have difficulties accessing the online form, please download the application form and send it to [email protected] (for projects in Africa, Arab States and the Ameri­cas), to [email protected] (for projects in Europe) or [email protected] (for projects in Asia), with a copy to the World Heritage Centre ([email protected]).

For more details, please visit the source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1565

Holland Scholarship Programme 2017 to study in The Netherlands

The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies.
Application criteria
  • You hold a non-EEA nationality that is not Surinamese or Swiss.
  • You are applying for a full-time English taught Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • The degree with which you are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.
  • You need to have applied for VUFP. We will only award HSP scholarships to recipients of the VU Fellowship Programme.
  • We select excellent students who contribute to the diversity at our campus.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2017 for applicants from Developing Countries to study in UK


To apply for these scholarships, you must:
  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (for a full list of eligible countries, see the terms and conditions)
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
  • By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
Visit the source link for more http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates

Disability Rights Scholarship Program

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:
  • be a citizen and legal resident of Argentina, China, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, or Uganda at the time of application
  • have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights and/or work in education with a demonstrated interest in advancing inclusive education
  • have an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered); for inclusive education, a degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field
  • have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights or education
  • be proficient in spoken and written English or French and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests
  • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in summer 2017
  • be able to begin the graduate program in August or September 2017
  • be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit required by host country
  • demonstate a clear commitment to return to home country to advance the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities, or to aid ongoing disability rights work
Visit the source page https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/disability-rights-scholarship-program-20150820 for details and applications.

Call for applications: Young African Women Innovators Network Business Innovation Lab 2016

The innovation bootcamp brings together a selected group of ambitious and talented young African women to develop new innovative business ideas that help to build a better future for women and girls in Africa.

Over the 2 days, participants are equipped with problem solving and innovation tools as well as supported to incorporate the use of technology to develop their solutions.

Applications for our first Business Bootcamp taking place on 20th & 21stJan 2017 in Accra, Ghana are now open. APPLY TODAY

Use the following source link for details http://www.awinafrica.org

Call for entries: The Isu Elihle Awards competition

The awards are aimed at media professionals that seek to encourage fresh reporting, innovative angles, insightful investigations and those that seek to give children a voice and elevate the status of the child in Eastern and Southern Africa.

To enter the competition, access the application form here

Entries will close on the 3rd of November 2016

Use this link for more http://www.mediamonitoringafrica.org/index.php/news/entry/entries_are_now_open_to_the_isu_elihle_awards_competition

Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity – 2017 call for applications


The 2017 round of EJN’s Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity is now open for applicants.

please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning. Although we will consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues, preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools and the like.

This grant fund contains US$30,000, which we would ideally share among three projects. The average grant size would therefore be US$10,000, with potentially a greater share of the total going to projects that demonstrate a critical need.

The deadline for applications is December 23rd, 2016.

Grantees are expected to give their full cooperation in monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects, and are encouraged to submit their own monitoring and evaluation plan along with their application. The final monitoring and evaluation plan will be agreed upon Internews’ Earth Journalism Network by and each individual grantee.

To send application and for details, visit http://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/biodiversity-media-grant-opportunity-2013-2017-call-for-applications

2017 Ocean Awareness Student Contest Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions

Bow Seat 2017 Ocean Awareness Student Contest invite middle and high school students from around the world to participate in the 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest! This year’s theme is Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions.

Rrules & Eligibility

Competition Period
  • The 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest opens for submissions on Thursday, September 15, 2016. All submissions must be received by Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) to be considered in the 2017 Contest. The online platform will close automatically at the Contest deadline. Please plan accordingly!
Who May Enter
  • This is an international Contest and is open to eligible students worldwide.
  • Any student in grades 6-8 (or the international or homeschool equivalent) is eligible for the Middle School division. Any student in grades 9-12 (or the international or homeschool equivalent) is eligible for the High School division. As long as you were a middle school or high school student for any amount of time during the Contest (September 2016 – June 2017), you are eligible to enter.
  • Participants under the age of 13 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Parent/Guardian Consent Form and upload it as part of their submission.
  • Entries may be submitted by an individual or group of unlimited size. If you submit as a group, there must be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. All of the names of the group members must be listed in the submission. Award money will be split among the group members.
  • Any student may submit (i.e., have their name included in) only one entry per category. Therefore, a student may have a maximum of four different submissions, one in each category.
For How to Enter & more, visit the soruce at http://fromthebowseat.org/contest.php

Online Google Digital Skills for Young Africans


Get the digital skills you need to grow your business, your career or just your confidence.

Google is launching a new FREE Digital Skills Africa online portal.

The portal contains 89 online lessons on a wide range of digital subjects including web analytics, social media management and mobile marketing. Available in English and French and in the near future in Portuguese, Google hopes the portal will enable more people in more African countries to make the most of the web.

The training is available to anyone, and people who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Online Proficiency.

Call for applications: Young African Scholars Program

Every two years the foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose proposed projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation’s interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part.

The program includes a methods workshop, fieldwork research grants of $2,000 USD each, editorial and publication assistance, and sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings.

Application Guidelines
Applicants must be aged 35 or younger and must have been educated on the African continent and currently residing there.

Applications are due by December 15th. All application materials must be submitted by the end of that day (midnight, EST) in order to be considered.

Applications should be no more than six pages and include the following:

Research question
  • Short literature review
  • Description of research methods to be used
  • Two-page C.V.
  • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card
Apply online at: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx (Requires a free account)

Or send application to:

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Call for Proposals: USA-Tanzania Fund for Cultural Preservation

U.S. Mission Tanzania encourages AFCP proposals from reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as:
  • Non-governmental organizations;
  • Museums;
  • Government insitutions dealing with cultural heritage and preservation; and
  • Similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
Application Deadline: Letters of intent to submit proposals: 1st December, 2016. The deadline for the full proposals is 4th January, 2017.

More info: https://tanzania.usembassy.gov/afcp.html

There is a reason why your phone shuts down when it's too cold


An easier and less dangerous alternative to clean your ears

NYU Otologist Erich Voigt explains the proper way to clean wax out of your ears. Many people think Q-tips can help keep ears clean, but this isn't the case. Learn how Q-tips are making things worse and how you should actually be cleaning your ears.


An easy way to tell if your batteries are dead or not...

If you don't have time to find a battery meter, there another way to help you quickly see which batteries are good and which ones are duds.

Watch the video below to find out.


Project Co-Manager and Advisor on NRM/LED - TANZANIA

In view of the the further development of its activities the BTC is currently looking for an international expert (m/f): Project Co-Manager and Advisor on NRM/LED - TANZANIA

For the project "Natural Resource Management for Local Economic Development in Kigoma Region"

Ref.: TAN/13/029-1B

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania. The Technical Assistant will be based in the Regional Secretariat of the Kigoma region.
Duration of the contract: 32 months
Probable starting date: January 2017
Monthly salary package: between 5.633,37 euros and 7.980,52 euros (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Project:
  • This project is part of the Indicative Development Cooperation Programme (IDCP) between Belgium and Tanzania signed on 26th October 2009. Under this Programme Natural Resource Management (NRM) is one of the focus sectors for the Belgian Cooperation.
  • Within the recent policy framework, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) requested the support of a project for the development of a coherent bottom-up approach for decentralized NRM for LED to be executed in Kigoma region.
  • The specific objective of the project is "An improved enabling environment and strengthened capacities for sustainable management of Natural Resources linked to an equitable Local Economic Development result in increased benefits for the communities of selected landscapes in Kigoma Region".
  • The direct beneficiaries of the project are the local users of Natural Resources organized in Community Based Organizations, Local, and Regional Government Authorities, non-state service providers and the private sector for those who associate themselves with the project implementation through partnerships in order to improve the management of Natural Resources in interaction with community partners.
Function:

Under the BTC Resident Representative, the International Technical Assistant will represent BTC in the co-management of the project. He will advise and assist the National Project Manager with technical and strategic guidance. In addition, the Project Co-Manager is supervising, coordinating and guiding the staff of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and the work executed through contracted service providers or in partnership with other partners. This in cooperation with the partner structure as agreed in the project technical and financial file (TFF).

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Represent BTC in relation to project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • Ensure, with the support of the International Finance Advisor (based in Kigoma), proper financial management and execution of the project as described in the TFF including the monitoring of expenditures and use of BTC contribution and assets;
  • Ensure the implementation of a M&E system which is oriented toward achieving results and supports strategic and operational management, evidence based learning and accountability for the results achieved;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, give guidance to the National Technical Advisors of the PIU and those in charge of assisting the District Facilitation Teams for the project implementation;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, plan and coordinate the intervention with development partners, develop ToR, tender documents and openly advertise and evaluate proposals for Service Provider contracts, and monitor the contract performance;
  • Liaise with other relevant regional or national institutions for sharing of information, experiences and lessons learned;
  • Ensure that capacity assessments are undertaken and that adequate training programs and skill development are put into place for PIU, Local Government Authorities, NGO's and implementation partners;
  • Make sure the crosscutting themes of the Belgian Cooperation are taken into account as described in the TFF, with special attention for gender and aids & HIV;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, ensure that annual and periodical consolidated budgets, work plans and reports are produced and submitted in time to the Joint Local Partner Committee (JLPC), Government of Tanzania (through MNRT) and BTC-Brussels (through the BTC Resident Representative);
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, serve as secretary to the JLPC meetings;
  • Any other function related to the project that may arise.
Profile:

Diploma:
  • Master Degree in Natural Resources Management, Agronomy, Economics, Environmental science and related fields;
Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience, of which at least 5 years with Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) and/or, landscape approach related to Local Economic Development ;
  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience as a project manager and team leader of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Proven experience with financial management of donor funded projects;
  • Proven expertise in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects on NRM and LED, preferably in East Africa;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the governance dimension of decentralization of natural resource management;
  • Proven expertise in institutional strengthening and capacity building of related stakeholders (State & Non-state actors)
  • Proven experience with deriving sustainable economic benefits from natural resources
  • Experience in participatory and multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Experience with Land Use Planning would be an additional asset;
  • Experience with an important gender component will be an asset;
Competencies:
  • An excellent and inspiring team manager;
  • A good communicator, skilled in capacity assessment and capacity development and in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and team working;
  • Positive and open attitude towards gender issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Swahili would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience with GIS software would be a definite advantage.
  • Willing and able to be based permanently in Kigoma, travel extensively with extended stays in remote and rural locations.
Interested?

Please apply no later than November 8th 2016, through our website www.btcctb.org.
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.

New call for CARIBU Master exchange students!

An extra call is opened from October 17 to October 31, 2016 for Master exchange students!

Only candidate from full partner universities are eligible to apply. The application is done by email and shall be sent before October 31 to the CARIBU local coordinator at your home institution.

The mobility period will start on December 2016 until July 2017.

More info and application instructions at: http://www.caribu.be/apply-group/who-can-apply

INSEAD Scholarships for various MBA programmes

INSEAD Scholarships are the most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially there are two basic categories of scholarships:
  • Need-based: demonstrate financial need
  • Non-need based: based on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.
For all INSEAD scholarships we require applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.

The INSEAD scholarships listed below are available for both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses, unless specifically mentioned. All our scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned in the scholarship description. To submit an application, first follow the Scholarship Application Guide and register yourself.

UNU-IIGH PhD Fellowship Programme 2017

The PhD Fellowship Programme is open to candidates who are enrolled in PhD programmes in educational institutions around the world, and who could benefit from a period of up to 12 months at UNU-IIGH. With a view to strengthening capacity building, doctoral students from educational institutions in developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for application submissions will be 4:00 p.m. (Malaysian local time) on 4 November 2016.

More info: https://iigh.unu.edu/about/fellowship/phd-fellowship-programme-2017.html#_

Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017

Open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment, the Richard Rogers Fellowship is dedicated to advancing research on a wide range of issues—social, economic, technological, political, environmental—that are critical to shaping the contemporary city.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, though advanced degrees are preferred.
  • There is no age restriction but preference will be given to applicants with substantial professional or academic credentials.
  • The Fellowship is open to applicants residing anywhere in the world.
  • Applicants must demonstrate professional or research experience in a field related to the built environment.
  • Winners are expected to secure their own travel and visitor’s documents; UK requirements differ depending on the country of origin and length of stay.
Deadline: 28 NOVEMBER 2016

Use this IoT scanner to checks for Vulnerabilities in your connected devices


Last week’s DDoS attack on Dyn that shut down portions of the internet was fueled by bots created from hacked connected devices, like internet-connected cameras and DVRs, but can also theoretically include connected routers, printers, and more. While there’s not exactly a fix for this problem, IoT Scanner is a tool that can at least tell you if a device in your house is creating a vulnerability.

Access the tool using the following link: http://iotscanner.bullguard.com

Future Global Leaders Scholarship - Undergraduate

5 awards each totalling a maxiumum of £10,000 are available in this category. Payments will be £3,000 per year towards tuition fees, with a further £1,000 being awarded to students who go on to achieve a first class degree.

Eligibility

  • In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be an international fee paying student
  • Be a self-funded student
  • Have been offered a place to study at one of Coventry University’s full-time undergraduate courses
  • Hold at least two of three A-levels at grade A (or hold equivalent qualifications).
  • Submit a scholarship application including a statement of support which should not exceed 500 words prior to the application deadline of 30th November 2016.
Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to the 5 most ambitious students who are able to demonstrate true leadership skills prior to coming to Coventry University as well as their global leadership aspirations for the future.

Members of the International Office will consider each application on its merits to create a shortlist. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by Deputy Vice Chancellor International, Professor David Pilsbury.

Only applications made through the application process detailed above will be considered.

Call for Applications: Women in Agribusiness Training, 21st-25th November 2016

Africa Center for Transformative and Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL) is partnering with UN Women, UNDP and the AUC for a Women In Agribusiness training in Nairobi.The cost for the participants is all catered for as per the attached brochure.

The training is 21st – 25th November, 2016 in Nairobi, and will be in both English and French. The Women participants should be drawn from both English and French speaking Africa. Please submit your CV, and background on specialty in Agribusiness. See the attached brochure for more information.

More info.: WOMEN_IN_AGRIBUSINESS_TRAINING,__21ST_-25TH_NOVEMBER,_NAIROBI..pdf

Mälardalen University scholarship programme

Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.

The application period for the academic year of 2017/2018 is open between 17 October and 1 February, please take part of important information below.

The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses. If your status from being a fee-paying student to a non-paying student is changed during the study period of the programme you will no longer be granted the scholarship.

Please note, if your application for scholarship is to be considered you must have applied for the programme at Mälardalen University as your first choice and submitted supporting documentation within deadlines published on www.universityadmissions.se. In addition the application fee must have been paid in time.

The scholarship is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees. The scholarship is NOT open for students from the twelve countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Students from these countries should instead apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, www.studyinsweden.se

Fill out the Scholarship form and submit the application together with your other documents to University Admissions Sweden, FE 20102, SE-839 87 Östersund, Sweden or upload them at their website.

Deadline for receipt of supporting documents for the application and Scholarship application is 1 February 2017.

Notification of scholarships granted are sent by email 31 March 2017. Mälardalen University will use the same email address as used on University Admissions.

Irish Aid Fellowships for candidates from developing countries

Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to Irish Aid's partner organisations. Fellowship eligibility requirements aim to ensure close alignment with Irish Aid's programmatic approach.

Relevant Masters programmes in Ireland and regionally. A directory listing all eligible courses for study in Ireland is available to applicants, covering programmes in up to 12 subject areas (some variations by country apply).

Eligible Countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Palestine
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
More info: http://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/strands/fellowship-training-programme




Call for nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017

UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

Awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.

World Press Freedom Day 2017 will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 3 May 2017.

The Prize is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).

How to submit your nomination:

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2017 by post or by email to:

UNESCO
Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris
France
Tel: 33.1.45.68.42.12
E-mail: s.coudray(at)unesco.org

Source: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_is_seeking_nominations_for_unescoguillermo_cano_worl

Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge for 11 - 19 year olds

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The theme for the 2017 Science without Borders® Challenge is “Reef SuperSpecies.”

For this year’s Challenge, use your imagination to create a piece of art that illustrates a made-up Reef SuperSpecies. A Reef SuperSpecies is an organism (plant or animal) that has found a way to adapt to a deadly threat facing coral reef ecosystems. You can make up an organism or base your organism off of an already existing reef organism.

The deadline is Monday, April 24, 2017 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Nile Project Fellowship Program 2016 for University Students

Our fellowship is a 12-month leadership program designed to support young, visionary, and action-oriented university students with the tools they need to develop a regional network of Nile Project Clubs on their campuses. In partnership with local communities, the clubs will host activities for both the students and community members that enhance mutual understanding, knowledge transfer, experience sharing with the goal of finding innovative cultural and environmental solutions to Nile sustainability challenges. The University Program is relevant to students interested in water and food innovations; hydro-diplomacy and water conflict transformation; and the arts and cultural traditions of Nile Basin countries.

To be eligible, you must be
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Cairo University, Aswan University, University of Bahir Dar, University of Nairobi, University of Dar es Salaam, or Makerere University
  • A student for the academic years of 16/17 – 17/18
  • Available to travel for the Nile Fellows Gathering from December 18 to December 24, 2016
  • Willing to commit 10 – 15 hours per week for the duration of the fellowship (Nov’16 – Oct’17)
Applications deadline: November 4

For more info. and application visit the sSource: http://nileproject.org/universities/fellows

Internships with the UN Global Compact

Internships with the UN Global Compact are available for a duration of three to six months. The timing of internships is flexible. We encourage candidates to apply for the following sessions:
Summer / Fall: August to November (with a possible extension to December)
Winter / Spring: January to May (with a possible extension to June)

Please note that internships at UN Headquarters are unpaid. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.

Eligibility
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (bachelors or second university degree, or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or
  • Under some circumstances, applicants may have graduated within less than one year to commence a UN internship.
Learn more about the eligibility criteria for internships with UN headquarters.

Applications accepted from 13 September 2016 to 13 November 2016.

More info./Source: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/about/opportunities/internships

World Water Council Youth Delegates Program for 2016-2018


Youth Delegates

Call For Interest

The World Water Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Youth Delegates Program for 2016-2018.

The time has come to recognize the role youth can play in impacting policy dialogues at local and global scales. The World Water Council is committed to strengthen the role of youth for water security, adaptation, and sustainability.

Individuals between 18 and 35 years of age representing organizations involved in water and Youth development activities are invited to apply. Those interested are invited to consider the eligibility criteria and complete the application survey. Four delegates from different world regions who can demonstrate strong regional experience and networks will be selected. One of the candidates will be selected from the 8th World Water Forum host country - Brazil.

Candidates selected following a competitive selection process will have the opportunity to engage in the World Water Council’s Task Forces, connect Youth to the 8th World Water Forum process, and other activities.

Eligibility

  1. You are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  2. You are a member of an internationally oriented organization demonstrating interest for water and youth
  3. You have demonstrated leadership in promoting action on water issues in your organization/communities
  4. You have experience and/or interest in speaking/advocating
  5. You have a strong command of the English language
  6. You are familiar with the mission and goals of the World Water Council.
  7. You are willing and available to participate in the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia and to support the work of the World Water Council. 
Process
  1. Application: by 31st October (24:00 CET)
  2. Interviews: 1st week of November
  3. Final selection: 3rd week of November
The application deadline is October 31st, 2016, before 24:00 CET.



Call for Applications: 2016-2017 UN Women – Champions for Change

UN Women's Empower Women is seeking applications from dynamic and creative women/girls and men/boys from all over the world to champion women’s economic empowerment. Apply now to become a global Champion for Change.

Who is eligible? Individual women/girls and men/boys from different professional backgrounds and skill sets. Students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants who are younger than 18 years old at the time of application will need to provide parents approval and consent.

What are the deadlines?
Your application should be submitted by 1 November 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT (New York time).

More info./Source: https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/community/events-opportunities/2016/10/2016-2017--champions-for-change

Call for application: Merck KGaA Accelerator Kenya Spring 17 for Digital Healthcare Startups

The Merck Accelerator is looking for true innovators and entrepreneurs with a start-up mindset. Candidates applying to the accelerator program should be startups in the fields of digital healthcare who are dedicated to the program and ready to give their all for the entire program period.

Here are the key benefits ready for you:
  1. Financial support up to $30,000 for your team. 
  2. Accommodation & office space in the center of Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Access to a global network with 50,000+ industry leaders and investors. 
  4. Deep-dive mentoring sessions to bring your startup to the next level. 
  5. Travel & conference opportunities to enrich your international experience as well as the possibility to expand your network through our Silicon Valley extension program.
Follow the following link for more: https://www.f6s.com/merckkenyaspring17/about

Apply to join the HMRC Graduate Programme (Tax Professional)

HMRC are looking for graduates who will have a 2.2 degree before September 2017 to join our Tax Specialist Programme.

The application process for this programme opened on 14 October 2016 and will close at midnight on 14 November 2016.

Successful applicants will start work on 7 September 2017.

The work that HMRC does is vital for the UK economy. We need people with the potential to become part of the highly trained cadre of tax professionals who tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC. The Tax Specialist Programme exists to identify and develop these people.

The HMRC Tax Specialist Programme is open to applicants who are:
  • European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, including British citizens
  • Commonwealth citizens
  • Swiss nationals
  • In some circumstances, Turkish nationals

Call for applications for 2017 Borlaug Fellowships

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 32 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.

The application deadline is November 30, 2016.​

Eligible Countries and Research Priorities

Visit the Borlaug Fellowship Program application page to learn more about the program and to apply online.

Source: http://www.fas.usda.gov/newsroom/accepting-applications-2017-borlaug-fellowships

2017 African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants for African Researchers

Request for Proposals

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.
Eligibility

All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country.

Academic applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization and have a PhD obtained after January 2001.

Policy analysts and practitioner applicants must be based in Africa at a regional or subregional institution, a government agency, or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization and have at least a Master’s degree obtained before January 2012, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.

All materials must be submitted no later than 5:00pm (EST) on January 20, 2017.

More info/Source: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/apn-research-grants/

Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship

**The new application cycle opens October 1, 2016 and will close December 1, 2016. After independent review of the applications, the first round of fellowship offers will be in March 2017 and the second round in May 2017. Fellowships begin in August/September 2017.**

This year, we welcome applications from postdoctoral researchers from ANY U.S. ACADEMIC INSTITUTION (including individuals who will be completing the PhD, DVM, MD, etc. by May 2017). Applicants from outside of our consortium (Yale, FIU, Stanford, UC Berkeley) should review the GHES eligibility criteria and forward the requested information to the GHES program manager to verify eligibility.

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is 12-month mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University; and 31 affiliated international sites across 23 countries.

The main objective of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health.The program will provide fellows with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world.

Job: Project Co-Manager and Advisor on Natural Resource Management for Local Economic Development - TANZANIA

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

In view of the the further development of its activities the BTC is currently looking for an international expert (m/f):

Project Co-Manager and Advisor on NRM/LED - TANZANIA

For the project “Natural Resource Management for Local Economic Development in Kigoma Region”

Ref.: TAN/13/029-1B

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania. The Technical Assistant will be based in the Regional Secretariat of the Kigoma region.

Duration of the contract: 32 months

Probable starting date: January 2017

Monthly salary package: between 5.633,37 euros and 7.980,52 euros (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Project:
  • This project is part of the Indicative Development Cooperation Programme (IDCP) between Belgium and Tanzania signed on 26th October 2009. Under this Programme Natural Resource Management (NRM) is one of the focus sectors for the Belgian Cooperation.
  • Within the recent policy framework, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) requested the support of a project for the development of a coherent bottom-up approach for decentralized NRM for LED to be executed in Kigoma region.
  • The specific objective of the project is “An improved enabling environment and strengthened capacities for sustainable management of Natural Resources linked to an equitable Local Economic Development result in increased benefits for the communities of selected landscapes in Kigoma Region”.
  • The direct beneficiaries of the project are the local users of Natural Resources organized in Community Based Organizations, Local, and Regional Government Authorities, non-state service providers and the private sector for those who associate themselves with the project implementation through partnerships in order to improve the management of Natural Resources in interaction with community partners.
Function:
  • Under the BTC Resident Representative, the International Technical Assistant will represent BTC in the co-management of the project. He will advise and assist the National Project Manager with technical and strategic guidance. In addition, the Project Co-Manager is supervising, coordinating and guiding the staff of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and the work executed through contracted service providers or in partnership with other partners. This in cooperation with the partner structure as agreed in the project technical and financial file (TFF).
Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Represent BTC in relation to project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • Ensure, with the support of the International Finance Advisor (based in Kigoma), proper financial management and execution of the project as described in the TFF including the monitoring of expenditures and use of BTC contribution and assets;
  • Ensure the implementation of a M&E system which is oriented toward achieving results and supports strategic and operational management, evidence based learning and accountability for the results achieved;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, give guidance to the National Technical Advisors of the PIU and those in charge of assisting the District Facilitation Teams for the project implementation;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, plan and coordinate the intervention with development partners, develop ToR, tender documents and openly advertise and evaluate proposals for Service Provider contracts, and monitor the contract performance;
  • Liaise with other relevant regional or national institutions for sharing of information, experiences and lessons learned;
  • Ensure that capacity assessments are undertaken and that adequate training programs and skill development are put into place for PIU, Local Government Authorities, NGO’s and implementation partners;
  • Make sure the crosscutting themes of the Belgian Cooperation are taken into account as described in the TFF, with special attention for gender and aids & HIV;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, ensure that annual and periodical consolidated budgets, work plans and reports are produced and submitted in time to the Joint Local Partner Committee (JLPC), Government of Tanzania (through MNRT) and BTC-Brussels (through the BTC Resident Representative);
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, serve as secretary to the JLPC meetings;
  • Any other function related to the project that may arise.
Profile:

Diploma:
  • Master Degree in Natural Resources Management, Agronomy, Economics, Environmental science and related fields;
Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience, of which at least 5 years with Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) and/or, landscape approach related to Local Economic Development ;
  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience as a project manager and team leader of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Proven experience with financial management of donor funded projects;
  • Proven expertise in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects on NRM and LED, preferably in East Africa;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the governance dimension of decentralization of natural resource management;
  • Proven expertise in institutional strengthening and capacity building of related stakeholders (State & Non-state actors)
  • Proven experience with deriving sustainable economic benefits from natural resources
  • Experience in participatory and multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Experience with Land Use Planning would be an additional asset;
  • Experience with an important gender component will be an asset;
  • Competencies:
  • An excellent and inspiring team manager;
  • A good communicator, skilled in capacity assessment and capacity development and in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and team working;
  • Positive and open attitude towards gender issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Swahili would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience with GIS software would be a definite advantage.
  • Willing and able to be based permanently in Kigoma, travel extensively with extended stays in remote and rural locations.
Interested?

Please apply no later than November 8th 2016, through our website www.btcctb.org.

If you have any additional questions**,** don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.

How to apply:
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Job: Baseline Study for Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Program in Northern Tanzania

Organization: Hand in Hand
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) seeks the services of a team of qualified consultants to conduct a baseline study for a new 5-year program in Tanzania. The baseline study is commissioned by HiH EA, in consultation with Hand International (HiHI), the Hand in Hand network’s coordination and support office based in London.

The objective of the baseline is to provide a detailed picture of the socio-economic conditions of the population in the targeted rural areas of Arusha and Moshi, to enable HiH EA (TZ) to measure rigorously the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the program over the period to year 2021. Proposed Baseline Design HiH EA TZ plans to reach approximately 100,000 people with its direct intervention model in the period 2016-2021.

The selected areas for the intervention are rural areas of Arusha and Moshi. The baseline should therefore provisionally identify the population of approximately 100,000 adults (80% women) who can be targeted for the program, and select a sample of this population for a detailed socioeconomic household survey. It is proposed that the baseline survey is conducted in two stages, where phase one consists of a scoping study, to be followed by a household socio-economic survey.

For the ToRs please click on the following link http://www.handinhandinternational.org/volunteering-jobs

How to apply:

Electronic submission of proposals will be made to both John Kamau (M&E Manager at HiH EA) [email protected] and Stuart Coupe (M&E Manager, HIH Int) at [email protected] by 4 November 2016 at 18:00 hours GMT. The successful bidders will be informed by 11 November 2016

Durham University MSc Scholarships for Students from Africa

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, in partnership with Trevelyan College and with the support of theDDMSAF (Durham Department of Mathematical Sciences Alumni Fund), is offering a scholarship to a student from Africa who wishes to study for a Masters in Mathematical Sciences , a Masters in Particles, Strings and Cosmologyor an MSc by Thesis. The scholarship covers full fees and accommodation for one year in Trevelyan College, and includes full catering during term time. Thanks in part to the generosity of alumni and private donors, we have secured funds for the academic year 2016-17. The selection process is now complete for the academic year 2016-17, and we hope to offer another scholarship next year.

Further particulars:
  • The scholarship is for a one-year taught course leading to the award of an MSc degree in Mathematical Sciences, an MSc degree in Particles, Strings and Cosmology or an MSc by Thesis in Mathematical Sciences.
  • Applicants should hold a relevant honours degree of sufficient standard from a country in Africa.
  • Applicants should not have previously studied at a university outside Africa.
  • Applicants will need to provide evidence of possessing a qualification in English language that meets the minimum requirement. Details can be found here.
  • Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented at Durham University.
  • For the taught MScs, the awardee is required to attend all taught components of the chosen course and complete all assignments prescribed, including a dissertation. The two taught MSc programmes start on the first October 2016.
Once funds have been raised for the academic year 2017-18, we will update this webpage with details of the deadline for application.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted on-line through the Graduate School; see their application web pages for more details of the on-line application system. Please specify in the application form that you wish to be considered for the African students scholarship. If it is not possible for you to complete the on-line application form, please contact the department:

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Durham University,
Lower Mountjoy,
Stockton Road,
DURHAM DH1 3LE,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3050.
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 3051.
Email: [email protected]

Reference letters and Curriculum Vitae should be sent to the above address too. Enquiries at[email protected]

Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarships 2017

Background

In addition to the Mandela Magdalene Scholarship, Three Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships will be awarded annually to African students commencing an MPhil programme, also with the aim of enhancing the skills of oustanding African students to enable them to contribute to the future growth of their countries. The successful candidates will have gained a First class or High Second class BA honours degree or equivalent by 1 October 2017.

Eligibility

The scholarships aim to support African graduate students of outstanding academic merit and leadership potential, orindarily resident in Angola, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Preference will be given to students ordinarily resident in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa who have been accepted to undertake MPhils in Economics, Education, Engineering for Sustainable Development, Finance and Management. Applicants to the MBA and MFin are not eligible.

Award holders will be expected to return to their countries to work or study after completing their course at Cambridge.

Value


The scholarships are full awards that cover:
  • University Composition Fee at the overseas rate
  • Full maintenance grant for a single person
  • £2,500 travel and settling in allowance
Rented accommodation in or near College will normally be made available to a single Scholar. The college does not currently have any family accommodation available.

Application Procedure

Those wishing to be considered for a Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, for admission to the University as a Graduate Student using the GRADSAF application form which is obtainable online or in hard copy from the Board. Candidates should submit their GRADSAF application forms to the Board not later than 7 December 2016.

All candidates must also complete a Standard Bank Derek Cooper Scholarship application form which can be downloaded here or obtained from Ms C. Percival, the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant, Tutorial Office, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG. Applications can be submitted in electronic form or in hard copy (6 copies) to the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant ([email protected]) by 21 April 2017. References must be received electronically or in hard copy by the closing date and applicants should ensure that their nominated referees keep to the application deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not normally be accepted.

Preference will be given to those nominating Magdalene as their first-choice College. The outcome of the competition should be known by late June 2017.

Source: http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/standard-bank-derek-cooper-scholarships-2016

Rotterdam School of Management non-EEA Scholarship of Excellence

In brief

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University offers scholarships for students from non-EEA countries who are not entitled to pay the EEA tuition fee, provided their grades are considered ‘excellent’. The scholarship will be provided in the form of a waiver from the non-EEA tuition fee.

For whom?

Application for the scholarship is open for prospective IBA students (thus, not currently enrolled students) starting their studies in 2017/2018 from all non-EEA countries, provided they would be charged the non-EEA tuition fee. The school may give preference to students with one of the following nationalities:
  • Brazilian
  • Russian
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Taiwanese / Korean / Filipino
  • Indonesian / Vietnamese / Thai
  • Iranian / Iraqi
  • Azerbaijani / Georgian
  • Turkish
  • African (all countries) 
  • Mexican
Additionally, the school may strive for a certain distribution over the continents.

Only students who are not recipients of any other scholarships exceeding the amount of 5,000 euro in total in that same academic year can apply for the scholarship.

For which year?

The scholarship will be awarded for the first year of the IBA programme, provided excellence in previous education is proven. As the scholarship will only be awarded for the first year, students should be aware that they will need to have sufficient means to cover the study costs of the second and third year.

Excellence

Excellence in previous education is proven if the grade point average achieved at secondary school (measured to date) is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10. For prospective students who have also attended higher education after secondary education grades obtained in higher education will be considered as well. The RSM Scholarship Committee will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of 8.0 using (a.o.) the grade information included in the NUFFIC country modules.

When to apply?

You can apply for the scholarship at any time between 1 October 2016 and 15 February 2017.

How to apply?
When applying for the IBA programme in the online application form (OLAF) you will be asked to upload documents which will be used for evaluating your application. During this process you can also upload your scholarship application letter (maximum 1 A4 size page). The application letter should include the following information:
  • an explanation why you would need a scholarship, comprising a description of your financial situation;
  • an explanation why you would deserve a scholarship, comprising a description of academic excellence and if applicable other merits.
  • if applicable: certified copies of other scholarships granted;
  • a signed statement indicating that other scholarships awarded do not exceed the amount of 5,000 euro in total;
  • the following documents are not required if you have already uploaded these for admission to the IBA programme: certified copies of the secondary education academic transcript (certified list of grades), and if applicable certified copies of transcripts from a higher education institution: to date, as available at the moment of application (normally already part of your application package).
Note: Candidates who have fulfilled all the minimum requirements before 1 March will be given priority.

How does it work?

The scholarship takes the form of a waiver being the amount of money that will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee. The waiver fully covers the difference between the non-EEA tuition fee and the EEA tuition fee. You will always have to pay at least the statutory tuition fee. For the scholarship, no actual transmission of money takes place. The scholarship part of the non-EEA tuition fee will be subtracted from the full non-EEA tuition fee before the start of the academic year, enabling you to immediately pay the reduced tuition fee; either at once or in instalments.

The amount of the scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018 is approximately 6,900 euro.

By accepting this scholarship you agree to assist the RSM Recruitment and Admissions Office in the role of an Ambassador with promotional and support activities for approximately 8 hours per month during the academic year.

Decisions
The decisions on the award of the scholarship will be made by the RSM Scholarship Committee. This scholarship committee will determine award recipient(s) on 15 April 2017.

Practical Information

The RSM Scholarship Committee can be contacted through our contact form.
Source: https://www.rsm.nl/bachelor/international-business-administration/tuition-scholarships/rsm-non-eea-scholarship-of-excellence

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition


'A Commonwealth for Peace'

The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to announce that the theme for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 is A Commonwealth for Peace.

Building upon the 2016 theme of An Inclusive Commonwealth, this year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network of and for democracy, Human Rights and peace. We are asking young writers to explore peace at every level, from the personal to the political to the pan-Commonwealth.

 Topics
JUNIOR CATEGORYSENIOR CATEGORY
  1. What is in your Toolbox for Peace? 
  2. My peaceful place.
  3. How can children and young people come together to build a peaceful society?
  4. ‘Peace cannot be learnt from a book or from religion. You have to reach out and touch the nations.’ How does this relate to the Commonwealth?
  1. Peace.
  2. Should you fight for peace?
  3. Kofi Annan said ‘Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.’ Do you agree? Answer with reference to your country and/or the Commonwealth.
  4. What is the cost of peace?

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and is open from 21 September until 1 May 2017. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, download the flyer and please visit Terms and Conditionsand Frequently Asked Questions.

Call for applications: Ashden International Award

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Source: http://www.ashden.org/apply/international