Thomas Mark Scholarship For The Msc In Tropical Paediatrics

STM is inviting applications from medical doctors (MBBS or equivalent) from developing countries, who have at least two years clinical working experience specialising in the field of Paediatrics and applying for the MSc Tropical Paediatrics (MTP) at LSTM. Applicants are required to demonstrate a strong interest in research, evidenced by published papers and conference presentations.

LSTM’s MSc in Tropical Paediatrics produces graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles.

DEADLINE –Thomas Mark scholarship application forms will be sent only to applicants holding a conditional offer for the MTP. Applications for the MTP are accepted all year round, however, candidates wishing to apply for the Thomas Mark scholarship must apply for the MTP by midnight 30th November 2016 and return their scholarship application form by midnight 31st December 2016. Candidates should apply for the MTP via LSTM’s online application form.

The MSc in Tropical Paediatrics is a one year full-time programme based in Liverpool (UK) which commences in September each year. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, flights, accommodation, and a living allowance.

Source: www.lstmed.ac.uk

Job at the British Council for Centre Manager - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2 Years Fixed term contract / Teaching Centre / Open to all staff / Applicants must have the pre-existing rights to work in Tanzania.

The purpose of the is to lead on the strategic business development of the British Council Teaching Centre in Tanzania, building relationships with key partners and developing our market insight to meet customer needs. 

The candidate will directly line manage up to 5 members of staff.

Find out more about this job at https://jobs.britishcouncil.org

Application deadline is at 23:59 EAT on November 28, 2016.

Zaragoza Logistics Center scholarships

Zaragoza Logistics Center offers scholarships through its self-funded MIT Zaragoza Scholarship Program. Scholarships available for admitted students for the academic year 2017-2018, please follow the following link to find out more http://www.zlc.edu.es/education/mit-zaragoza-masters/financial-aid/scholarships

Call for applications: Tanzania and Rwanda Reporting Fellowships, 2017

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates. The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Visa costs will also be covered. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • The IWMF will accept online applications from November 14 – December 6, 2016.
Find out more about this opportunity at https://www.iwmf.org/blog/2016/11/14/call-for-applications-reporting-trips-february-2017

Job: Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator, Tanzania

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

BACKGROUND:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. At present there are 66,370 Congolese refugees, many of whom have lived in Tanzanian camps for 20 years. Tanzania also now hosts 167,000 Burundian refugees, many of whom arrived over the last 16 months as violence in Burundi increased. Refugees continue to arrive at a rate of 300 persons per day, and are received at a dozen reception centers close to the Burundian border, before being transferred to a longer-term refugee camp.

Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of child and youth protection and development, community-based rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, gender-based violence / women's protection and empowerment, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care, both at border posts for the Burundian new arrivals and in refugee camps in the Kigoma region. IRC also works with Tanzanian youth and families through the WEKEZA project which combats child labor in the Tanga and Kigoma regions through provision of education, livelihoods, and protection support.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Child and Youth Protection and Development Coordinator ( CYPD) is expected to assure that IRC Tanzania maintains its current position as a leader in child protection in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Kigoma Region and continues to develop new opportunities.

The CYPD Coordinator provides overall strategic direction and vision for the child protection and youth development program portfolio. In addition to overseeing the implementation of the activities listed above, the position plays an active role in the general strategic leadership of the country program. The position also serves as a representative of the CYPD program at UNHCR technical working groups, national and local government.

The position reports to the Dep uty Director for Program (DDP). This is an unaccompanied position.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Quality & Program Strategy Development
  • Lead the continued revision of the TZ SAP IP strategy in coordination with the the DDP
  • Provide technical and management support to CYPD programming in Tanzania in accordance with best practice and IRC policy
  • Liaise with relevant technical advisors within the technical unit to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into programming
Representation & Partnership
  • Maintaining the IRC as a key actor in child protection interventions and advocacy at the at Kigoma Region
  • Maintain partnerships with UN agencies and government ministries to support CYPD programming
  • Represent the IRC at program-related coordination meetings, ensuring proper dissemination of information among relevant stakeholders
  • Support key staff to establish and/or maintain coordination mechanisms at provincial level; support transfer of these responsibilities to relevant government bodies
Program Management and Business Development
  • Coordinate and support CYPD project components within the IRC Tanzania
  • Develop proposals in line with the SAP and OEF
  • Ensure technical quality of proposals and reporting
  • In Coordination with the M&E Coordinator, develop and maintain a monitoring and evaluation plan, including the systematic collection and analysis of data
  • Ensure that Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action are used and respected
  • Maintain synergies with other programming areas as well as coordinate with various technical support units to ensure quality programming
HR Management
  • Lead the CYPD team and directly supervise and support project managers
  • Participate in recruiting, training and mentorship of CYPD staff
  • Ensure that CYPD staff have regular performance evaluations and receive ongoing feedback
Budget, Administrative and Grants Management
  • Ensure CYPD grants are implemented according to donor regulations and guidelines
  • Ensure budget development, management and compliance
  • Review Budget vs. Actual (BvA) reports, providing feedback as necessary; oversee development of spending plans
  • Ensure CYPD staff and partners understand and respect the IRC Way regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment and financial misappropriation and IRC Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Ensure high quality IRC and donor reports on grant activities, indicators and achievements
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master's degree in related field and demonstrated expertise in related field protection, social work, education, or community work
  • Academic experience in research preferred
  • At least five years' experience in development or emergency settings implementing Child Protection programs
  • Personnel management experience, including capacity development and team building
  • Experience in an emergency or post-conflict context preferred
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of programming
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Proven strong report and proposal writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good spirit working within a team
  • Ability to speak, read and write English to a fluent level
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Lodging in Kasulu is in a shared IRC guesthouse, together with other IRC staff. All IRC sites have electricity and internet. In Kibondo, lodging is in a hotel.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

How to apply

Blue Ventures is looking for Partner Support Technician, Tanzania

Organization: Blue Ventures
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Nov 2016

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental unmet need to support human development.

We are currently recruiting a Partner Support Technician to lead our efforts supporting local partner organisations in Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. The role will entail providing technical assistance to Blue Ventures’ partner organisations involved in community-based fisheries management, and sharing technical and marine resource management experiences.

The successful candidate will provide bespoke training and technical assistance to local partners in participatory monitoring and evaluation of fisheries landings − particularly in the use of mobile-based data collection systems − and support local partners in efforts to assist communities in the management of small-scale fisheries.

Additional responsibilities will include working with partner organisations and colleagues in Blue Ventures’ conservation team to plan community exchanges to share learning and best practice in tropical small-scale fisheries management and locally-led marine conservation.

How to apply: https://blueventures.org/job/partner-support-technician/

Applicants should apply online, using the link below, by 25th November 2016.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

9 Air travel safety tips according to FAA


USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says travelers can make their flight even safer by taking a few minutes to follow these guidelines:
  1. In the unlikely event that you need to evacuate, leave your bags and personal items behind. Your luggage is not worth your life. Passengers are expected to evacuate an airplane within 90 seconds. You do not have time to grab your luggage or personal items. Opening an overhead compartment will delay evacuation and put the lives of everyone around you at risk.

  2. Pack safe and leave hazardous materials at home. From lithium batteries to aerosol whipped cream, many items can be dangerous when transported by air. Vibrations, static electricity, and temperature and pressure variations can cause hazardous materials to leak, generate toxic fumes, start a fire, or even explode. When in doubt, leave it out.

  3. Leave your Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone at home. You are prohibited from transporting this recalled device on your person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States.

  4. If you have spare batteries, pack them in your carry-on baggage and use a few measures to keep them from short circuiting: keep the batteries in their original packaging, tape over the electrical connections with any adhesive, non-metallic tape, or place each battery in its own individual plastic bag. You cannot fly with damaged or recalled batteries.

  5. Prevent in-flight injuries by following your airline’s carry-on bag restrictions.

  6. Use your electronic device only when the crew says it’s safe to do so.

  7. Pay attention to the flight attendants during the safety briefing and read the safety briefing card. It could save your life in an emergency.

  8. Buckle up. Wear a seatbelt at all times.

  9. Protect young children by using a child safety seat or device. Your arms cannot hold onto a child during turbulence or an emergency. An FAA video shows how to install a child safety seat on an airplane.
Fly Smart this holiday season and learn more at FAA.gov/passengers.
Watch this one-minute video of FAA Administrator Michael Huerta discussing traveler safety.

Masters degree course on Urban Management and Development (UMD) 2017 at IHS, The Netherlands

Introduction

This 12 month master programme provides a unique opportunity for professionals and bachelor graduates to invest in their future. It will enable you to become an innovative urban manager, a leader who analyses and develops cities based on a thorough understanding of urban theory and practice.

Key features
  • Participants from more than 45 different nations 
  • 4 partner universities with expertise in the field 
  • Multi-national lecturers with wide experience in the field
  • International high profile guest lectures
  • Unique training methodology of role-playing games, real case study analysis, class debates
  • Practical focus and problem solving approach
  • 6 different specializations - a chance to tailor your study
  • Balanced training of analytical and practical skills
  • A step in your career
Core period: October - January

This period will build a common understanding on urban management and development, by laying down a foundation based on its main disciplines, like urban theory, planning and governance, economics and urban sociology.

Specialisation period: January - April

You can choose between 6 different specialisations that provide ample choices for you to go in-depth in your field of study.