McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization, may apply.

Applications will generally be accepted twice a year — in the spring and the fall. The upcoming fall deadline is December 15, 2016; spring applications will be due May 31, 2017. However, we will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that you think might qualify, please contact us [email protected] or 646-758-7781.

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Call for fwllowship applications: 2017 Kinship's global network of conservation leaders

We're looking for conservation leaders with at least five years of experience, who are deeply committed to conservation, involved with the implementation of market-based approaches to solve environmental problems, and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders.

A key part of the Fellows application is a proposed project describing an environmental issue related to the applicant's work and the plans to develop a solution using market approaches.

Successful applicants will be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work. 18 applicants are selected to participate in the training program.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  1. Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its overseas equivalent).
  2. Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience, after your degree.
  3. Be proficient in spoken and written English.
  4. Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).
Applications for the 2017 program will be accepted from November 1, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Microsoft Interns4Afrika Internship Program 2017 to African Youths

We want to hear from you if...

You are able to commit to completing full time internship for 6 months

You are currently in education or have graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course within the last 12 months

You have a BA/BSc in a business related or IT degree

You have right to work in the country in which you are currently located

We’re looking for motivated, talented and hard-working individuals who are interested in making the most of this life changing opportunity.

If that’s you Apply now!

Don’t forget to sell yourself on your application form and in your CV as the competition for this internship is tough!

If you have already applied and wanted to change some information, please send an update to [email protected]. We won’t accept any new application through e-mail.

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Shelter and Construction Manager - Danish Refugee Council, Tanzania

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016

Kibondo, Tanzania

DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Shelter and Construction Manager for its program in Tanzania, able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners.


Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 75,000 refugees, and expected population of 100,000. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, Protection, Livelihoods and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, stabilising the program to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the three camps. DRC are based in Kibondo, Kigoma region with a sub-office in Kasulu.

Job Profile

Under the supervision of the Head of Program (Tanzania), the Shelter/Construction Manager (SCM) will oversee continued implementation of DRC shelter and construction activities in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu Camps. Until end 2016, the SCM will be supported by a Transitional Shelter Manager to support the roll out of a large-scale T Shelter project in Nduta camp. Until that point, the SCM will focus on construction activities including schools, community centres and police posts in the camps, and coordination with other stakeholders to develop the shelter strategy. From 2017, the SCM will be fully responsible for the ongoing remaining shelter and construction activities.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Responsible for planning, implementing, following-up and supervising DRC shelter and construction activities in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu refugee camps;
  2. Support UNHCR in the development of strategies and designs for school building and community infrastructure in camps;
  3. Ensure timely and effective compliance with construction plans;
  4. Ensure that adequate staffing is in place for the construction activities, and to the extent possible build local construction capacity;
  5. Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against construction budgets;
  6. Ensure that the organisation’s financial, logistics, security and human resources policies and procedures are fully adhered to and implemented in relation to all construction activities;
  7. Supervise the Transitional Shelter Manager, and later directly supervise the Transitional shelter team, to implement a large scale T Shelter project in Nduta camp.
  8. Develop a work plan for activities and ensure progress and quality in line with applicable international standards and agreements.
  9. Involve community in all stages of construction activities, from planning to implementation and evaluation;
  10. Supervision of contractors and suppliers, ensuring that deliveries take place according to the quantity and quality agreed;
  11. Ensure that all documentation related to shelter and construction activities for works and supplies is completed in a timely manner.
  • Report regularly on shelter activities to the Head of Programme and Grants/Reporting Officer for internal, operational and donor reporting.
  1. Advanced university degree in architecture, engineering, construction or related field or the equivalent practical experience;
  2. Minimum 5 years of professional experience in programming and designing of schools and community infrastructures: offices; community centres; recreational and child friendly spaces etc.;
  3. Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in managing construction programs, including at least 5 years at the international level;
  4. Experience with implementation of large-scale construction programs in post conflict regions;
  5. Minimum 3 years of humanitarian work in deep field locations;
  6. Excellent analytical and communication skills;
  7. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders;
  8. Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team;
  9. Experience with preparing design presentations, tendering including BoQs and technical design drawings for rehabilitation and new construction.


Contract: Contract until end June 2017, with possibility of extension dependent upon funding. Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office. This position is rated as A14 on the DRC salary scale available at

Availability: Immediate

Duty Station: Kibondo, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Non Family Duty Station

General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under vacancies no later than 18 November 2016.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult

Note: Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews/selection may take place before the closing date candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible

This is a re-advertisement, candidates who previously applied need not re-apply.

Country Director, Tanzania - Project Concern International

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

The Country Director serves as the chief representative and fiduciary officer for PCI Tanzania. S/he leads the organization’s program portfolio consisting of education, agriculture, health, school feeding, pastoralist interventions and others.

The leadership responsibilities of the position include ensuring quality program design and implementation, overall financial management, resource mobilization, coordinating implementation partners, development of new cutting-edge programs, human capital management, timely and quality program monitoring, evaluation and documentation, and liaison with relevant ministries, donors, partners, and other national and international agencies and stakeholders.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership:
  1. Fully participates as an organizational leader locally and globally, serving as a member of PCI’s Global Leadership Team.
  2. Actively engages in the execution of PCI’s strategic plan.
  3. Represents PCI in leading or participating in consortium-managed programs, ensuring deliverables and representing PCI’s core values.
  4. Represents PCI with national and international donors, being accountable for program implementation.
  5. Represents PCI in engaging with the Government of Tanzania (GoT), especially government partners to achieve mutually agreed results.
  6. Promotes innovation across PCI Tanzania operations to improve program quality and effectiveness.
Program Management and Implementation:
  1. Provide supervisory-level technical leadership to PCI program areas such as education, climate change, and women empowerment.
  2. Ensures optimal standards of program quality are met through appropriate management systems and adherence to PCI’s Gold Standards of Performance.
  3. Ensures quality and timely delivery of results from technical and implementation partners by adhering to partner management systems and liaising with directors of partner agencies.
  4. Plans, implements and periodically reviews/modifies country-level management systems, following PCI’s operating procedures guidelines.
  5. Conducts field visits to project communities to review quality and coverage of projects, as well as level of community participation and awareness.
  6. Leads PCI Tanzania senior management to achieve timely implementation and established performance targets.
  7. Facilitates dialogue between CoPs, project managers, technical experts at PCI’s International Office (IO) and technical experts of donor agencies.
  8. Mentors senior managers and project teams in the best practices of program and quality management, and bridges gaps in leadership skills of managers.
Financial Management and Administration:
  1. Ensures effective financial and commodity management of PCI Tanzania.
  2. Achieves financial stability through adhering to budget, avoiding/managing risks, and appropriate financial and commodity planning.
  3. Ensures compliance with PCI’s financial protocols and PCI’s Gold Standards for internal financial and commodity controls.
  4. Coordinates annual budget preparation and supervises effective budget execution.
  5. Ensures commodity, program, and finance coordination, resulting in cost effective project implementation.
  6. Coordinates internal and external audits, and strives to excel in financial management.
  7. Assures compliance with GoT procedures and PCI’s cooperative agreements/grants in Tanzania.
  8. Leads strategic problem solving and conflict resolution to ensure appropriate partner financial planning and execution.
  9. Leads the PCI Tanzania team in meeting quality and timely reporting requirements.
  10. Ensures adherence to and implementation of administration procedures such as procurement, gender equity and whistle blower policies.
  11. Facilitates appropriate communication between PCI Tanzania and other stakeholders, especially PCI’s International Office (IO) staff, donors and GoT agencies.
Human Resource Management:
  1. Ensures proper recruitment and effective onboarding of employees and consultants for PCI Tanzania.
  2. Ensures consistent and effective development and implementation of PCI’s HR policies, procedures, structures and tools, and compliance with PCI’s HR and Leadership Gold Standards.
  3. Leads PCI Tanzania’s senior management team in providing leadership in program quality, implementation and resource development, including accountability for deliverables.
  4. Ensures strong levels of staff morale and engagement, and demonstrates effective, supportive supervision, mentoring and leadership through creating a culture of ONE PCI.
  5. Ensures compliance with all GoT regulations governing INGOs, local labor regulations, and taxation.
Resource and Program Development:
  1. Identifies opportunities and new program initiatives to broaden PCI Tanzania’s portfolio in livelihoods, food security, agriculture, nutrition and health; coordinates proposal development (with support from PCI IO).
  2. Identifies partnerships and networks with national and international NGOs, donors, and the private sector to diversify PCI Tanzania’s interventions.
  3. Responsible for enhancing PCI’s profile in-country, building on success stories, innovative approaches and management capacity.
  4. Identifies early winners in each of the projects and promotes evidence-based marketing of success.
Other Responsibilities:
  1. Represents PCI in negotiations and coordination with GoT.
  2. Represents PCI in negotiations and coordination with the various departments and agencies of the U.S. Government and other international donor agencies.
  3. Negotiates and signs agreements as appropriate for PCI Tanzania projects.
  4. Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives
Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:
  1. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but will require frequent travel to the field offices. Required Experience
  2. Minimum of a Master's degree, preferably in international development or a technical area related to education, livelihoods or health
  3. 10+ years of professional experience preferred, with a minimum of three years in a similar role at similar organization level. Experience could consist of program design, implementation, leadership, monitoring and evaluation of complex programs in the technical areas of food security, climate change, disaster risk reduction, community health, and women empowerment.
  4. Experience working in Africa preferred.
  5. Proven experience in results-based management, innovation, and people management, demonstrating flexibility and expertise in analytics, research processes, and pilot implementation, utilizing tools such as barrier analysis and facilitating cross-functional teamwork.
  6. Knowledge of financial management and internal controls in a development environment.
  7. Experience in managing funds from USAID and other international donor agencies, including food distribution programs.
  8. Proven experience in developing new sources of funding from a variety of public and private sources.
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, influencing and marketing skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills.
  10. An added advantage will be certifications in project and program quality management systems such as PMD-PRO, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

How to apply: