Felix Non - Indian Scholarship for candidates who are nationals of a Sub-Saharan African Country

Thanks to the generosity of the Felix Scholarship Trust, one Felix Scholarship will be available to a national from a developing country with a first class undergraduate degree to pursue a Taught Masters programme for entry in September 2017.

This scholarship is aimed primarily at candidates who are nationals of Sub-Saharan African countries living in their country of origin.

Find out more information about this scholarship before the deadline (31 January 2017) at https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/felix-non--indian-scholarship.html

Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarships

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in one of the member states of the Southern African Development Community (a list of member states is available on the South African Development Community website), and who are applying to the full-time MSc African Studies. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in sustainable development in Africa, including social and economic dimensions, but especially environmental issues.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of t least £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University, by St Antony’s College and by the family of Patrick Duncan (1918-67), who was a South African political activist with a particular interest in sustainable development.

The scholarship is only tenable at St Antony’s College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to St Antony’s College in order to take up the scholarship.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (20 January 2017). Selection is expected to take place by the end of May 2017. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

Send your applications for admission by visiting this page http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions

Oxford-Leon E and Iris L Beghian Graduate Scholarships

Two full scholarships are available to applicants to the full-time DPhil Music, DPhil Ancient History or DPhil Classical Languages and Literature. You must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least five years prior to the start of your course.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by a donation from the estate of Leon and Iris Beghian. Leon Beghian came to Magdalen College in 1938 to study Physics. After scientific research during the war, he graduated with a first-class degree in 1947, and then undertook a DPhil at Oxford before progressing to a distinguished career in Physics in the USA.

The scholarship is only tenable at Magdalen College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Magdalen College in order to take up the scholarship.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (20 January 2017). Selection is expected to take place in April 2017. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

Send your applications for admission by visiting this page http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions

Oxford-Keith Lloyd Graduate Scholarship

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) and who are applying to a full-time course in the School of Geography and the Environment.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and Keith Lloyd, a long standing donor to scholarships at Linacre College.

The scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Linacre College in order to take up the scholarship.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (20 January 2017). Selection is expected to take place in May 2017. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

Send your applications for admission by visiting this page http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions

Oxford-Linacre African Graduate Scholarship

One full scholarship is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for Rhodes Scholarships who are applying to a full-time DPhil course at the University.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University, Linacre College and the Rhodes Trust.

The scholarship is only tenable at Linacre College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Linacre College in order to take up the scholarship.

To be considered, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (6 or 20 January 2017, depending on your course) and submit an application to the Rhodes Trust. Selection is expected to take place in April 2017. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

Send your applications for admission by visiting this page http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions

Oxford-Mitsui & Co. Europe PLC Graduate Scholarships

Two full scholarships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in Africa, and who are applying for the full-time MSc in African Studies.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by Mitsui & Co. Europe PLC.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (20 January 2017). Selection is expected to take place by the end of May 2017. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

Send your applications for admission by visiting this page http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions

University of Sheffield International Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2017

To be eligible for the scholarships
  • Applicants must have applied for and been offered a study place for a postgraduate taught masters programme at the University of Sheffield to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must apply for a study place by Friday 14 April 2017 for entry in September 2017 to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The scholarship will not be available to applicants who have made the University of Sheffield their insurance choice.
  • The scholarship application is a separate online process to applying for a course. A link to the online scholarship application will be sent by email to all eligible students from January onwards.
  • The scholarship will be awarded on the the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.
  • The scholarship is guaranteed in the first year of study and you can also receive this in each subsequent year of study, subject to achieving 60% or above in the previous academic year. This excludes any years in industry or study abroad periods. This applies to all undergraduate programmes except Medicine and Dentistry. Students of Medicine or Dentistry will only receive the scholarship for the non-clinical years (Medicine years 1 & 2 and Dentistry year 1)
  • The scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Sheffield scholarships as long as the individual does not become fully funded, for tuition fee purposes, as a result of the sum of these awards.
  • The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
  • You must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • The scholarship will not be awarded where partial funding is applicable from an external body* and there is an agreement already in place between the external body and the University of Sheffield to offer a tuition fee discount to the student.
  • The scholarships are for full-time and part-time students only. Students studying online or via distance learning are not eligible for the scholarships.
  • Part-time students will receive the full value of a one year of scholarship split pro rata over the duration of an equivalent single full-time academic year.
Find out more about this scholarship at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/enquiry/money/ugmerit

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

The application deadline for the 2017 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships has passed. Information about applying for 2018 visiting fellowships will be posted on this page in mid-2017.

Find out more about this fellowship by visiting nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships

Future English Instructors Competition

The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Denver (DU) offers students a unique, supportive, and immersive educational experience with the benefits of a major metropolitan area and easy access to the outdoor adventures of the Rocky Mountains. The ELC has been preparing students for academic success in Bachelors, Masters, and PhD programs at DU and other institutions of higher education for over 40 years.

Compete for a chance to win a full scholarship, including housing stipend, to study English in our Intensive English program. This scholarship is aimed at English learners who will eventually become English teachers themselves.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Is passionate about learning English
  • Needs to improve their English language skills
  • Wants to be immersed in U.S. culture
  • Plans to teach English in the future
  • Will bring unique and interesting perspectives to the ELC
  • Can serve as an ambassador and represent the ELC well

Job: Child Protection in Emergency Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Dec 2016

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role

The CPiE Specialist will be responsible for strengthening the quality of Plan International’s child protection in emergency programme including child protection case management, guidance to ensure appropriate and safe alternative care arrangements for unaccompanied and separated children, strengthening community based child protection mechanisms, community and family based psychosocial support through Child Friendly Spaces in the Burundian refugee camps.

You will be responsible for the building the capacity of child protection team in implementing timely, quality and appropriate gender and age sensitive case management and psychosocial support interventions for the vulnerable children in refugee camps and camp surrounding communities.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role, you will require knowledge of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct.

Proven experience of child protection in emergencies work and demonstrable technical expertise in implementing community-based child protection responses is required.

Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major food assistance donors including WFP, USAID and ECHO.

Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.

The ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including high security risks and harsh living conditions is crucial for this role.

Type of Role: 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Program Department, Kibondo, Tanzania

Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum equivalent plus benefits

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 4th December 2016

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Job: Community Manager - Palladium International, Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

In Tanzania, Palladium supports the Dar es Salaam Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) to run the MCC/PEPFAR-funded Data for Local Impact (DLI) Innovation Challenge Project. DLI awards grants to Tanzanians (both individuals and organizations) who have creative ideas about how to use or combine data - including open data - in new ways to gain insights or empower people through access to life-changing information. The DLI Innovation Challenge also aims to engage, support, and connect Tanzanian innovators, developers, and solution providers to each other and to opportunities to make a difference in people's lives. To support this goal of engaging and networking Tanzanians, DLI is creating an online community platform in which innovators and data enthusiasts can connect, share ideas, find resources, and grow their ability to use data to improve health and gender equality in Tanzania.

Palladium is seeking a Community Manager to manage the DLI's online community platform and engage with innovators across Tanzania to share ideas and build capacity around data demand and use. The Community Manager should be a communications specialist with experience using both mobile and web-based platforms for marketing and communications efforts. S/he should be comfortable with data demand and use concepts, public health, and gender equality. S/he will report to the Palladium Project Director. The position is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) role with flexible hours. This position is open to local hires only. Candidates should be based in Dar es Salaam, although other Tanzanian applicants will be considered.

Responsibilities
  • Build awareness, engagement, and enthusiasm among Tanzanian innovators and entrepreneurs for using and sharing data
  • Grow community participation through chats, webinars, events, and timely responses to user inquires
  • Strengthen relationships with content creators through outreach, communication, one-time events (e.g., chats, hackathons), and online trainings
  • Apply knowledge of user generated content, social media, and content management systems to provide continuous quality improvement to the DLI online community platform to create a better user experience
  • Monitor and moderate community participation in online chat forums and user generated content pages
  • Research and post additional funding opportunities
  • Create and manage events designed to directly engage and enrich the community experience
  • Increase familiarity with a variety of social media platforms to identify new opportunities and platforms for outreach and engagement
  • Responsible for day-to-day administration of platform, chat forums, and responding to user inquiries
Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, journalism, PR, business, computer science, or related field
  • 3-5 years' relevant experience in marketing and communications
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Familiarity with social media channels (e.g., Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Skype, Wordpress, etc.) and best practices for online/mobile communication
  • Proven examples of engagement on social channels and understanding of social media landscape in Tanzania
  • Love of social media; willing to experiment and innovate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to handle/diffuse conflict
  • Self-starter, upbeat, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision
How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=amFuZXQuZ3JhYmVyLjgyOTA1LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Administration Office - Kibondo, Tanzania (Open to Tanzanian Nationals ONLY)

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Dec 2016

The tasks and responsibilities described in this job description are applicable in Western Corridor, which covers the ICRC office in Kibondo and any other areas where the ICRC is implementing activities in this Region.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**
  • Purchase:** Being in charge of the purchase process in compliance with ICRC financial rules, making sure that the supporting documentation of any expenses is exhaustive and bears all required information/signatures, proceeding with payments in cash and preparing payments by means of cheque or bank transfer
  • Bookkeeping:** Entering all accounting entries on a daily basis, ensuring a proper/safe filing of supporting documentation and preparing the daily cash control and monthly accounting closure according to the requirements and deadlines put in place
  • Premises:** Ensuring a follow-up of all premises aspects such as furnishing, inventory, cleaning, maintenance, utilities, storage of items, security measures, environmental measures and waste management
  • Welcome:** Organizing airport pick and drop, administrative briefing (giving all relevant information) and accommodation (in ICRC premises and hotels) of ICRC staff
  • Human Resources:** Participating to the process of recruitment of new ICRC staff and following HR topics related to all ICRC staff
  • ICT/Radio:** Ensuring a follow-up of the ICT system/equipment and monitoring the radio communications related to movements of ICRC vehicles
  • Logistics/Fleet:** Monitoring movements of ICRC vehicles according to operational needs, arranging refueling and maintenance of ICRC vehicles and following air/road shipments going to Western Corridor or leaving from Western Corridor
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:**
  • University degree, preferably in Business and/or administration or equivalent;
  • At least 3 (three) years’ work experience in a similar function;
  • Experience in a similar organization is an asset;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel in particular);
  • Knowledge of one accounting software is an asset;
  • Ability to work independently but bearing in mind a strong team spirit;
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to set deadlines.
How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons, female or male, with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application by email to the Human Resources Department on the e-mail below, before 2nd December, 2016.

Please include; updated Curriculum Vitae, Cover letter, Current and Expected salary and contactdetails of three referees. (Indicate the position title on the subject line).

How to Apply: Human Resources Department, International Committee of the Red Cross

P.O Box 23431, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Tender Notice: Implementation of Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania Programme

DFID Tanzania is in the process of preparing programme Terms of Reference to be included for “Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania Programme".

The aim is to verify, through an Early Market Engagement Event that our approach is clearly defined, obtainable and introduce the requirement to potential markets whilst inviting suggestions for improvement to Business case and ToR clarity. 

The impact of this intervention will be to reduce the role of corruption as a barrier to poverty reduction in Tanzania. To have this impact the intervention needs to achieve the following outcome: 
  • Elite incentives for corruption are reduced through a combination of improved deterrence in the criminal justice system, increased company transparency and governance of professional services, and collective actions that reshape social norms and expectations around corruption. The following outputs represent DFID’s current assessment of the most promising strategies to deliver the outcome. Improved capacity and coordination in the criminal justice chain 
  • Improved ethics and transparency in the private sector 
  • A change in social norms, expectations and behaviour in relation to corruption
  • Effective management information, learning and research produced
Response Required By Fri 23 December 2016 at 12:00

Contract Start Date Tue 04 July 2017

For application procedure and further information, please visit https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/pages/public/supplier/publicbulletin/viewPublicNotice.cmd?bm90aWNlSWQ9NjgxMTA%3D

Certified financial planner's 4 reasons why you should avoid store credit cards


According to an article published by the Business Insider, certified financial planner Sophia Bera, there are many more reasons too opt for other credit cards instead. Here’s why:

Store cards carry high interest rates


Store credit cards generally have higher interest rates — often around 25%. If you tend to carry a balance on your credit card, an interest rate this high will come back to bite you. The highest interest rates I’ve ever seen are with store credit cards.

There's pressure to spend more


All those coupons and discounts you’d get as a cardholder encourage you to spend more. That’s great for the store, but not so great for you. Here’s the thing with sales: If there’s an item you need that you would have bought at full price, getting it at a discount is awesome. However, buying something you don’t need on sale is still spending money you wouldn’t have spent. When you sign up for a store credit card, you’re also signing up for frequent nudges to buy, buy, buy, which means you’re often spending more than you would normally.


You don’t save as much as you think you will


Very few people only shop at one store, so you likely won’t save that much. Let’s say you save $100 in a year — how much did you have to spend to save that $100? There are better ways to save or make $100 than using a store credit card.


Other credit cards offer more or better rewards


If you’re looking to earn rewards for your everyday spending, there are lots of credit cards available that aren’t tied to any particular store. You can earn cash back, or rack up points that you can spend at retailers, on travel, and more. You’ll get so much more flexibility in how you use your rewards. I also like figuring out how to maximize my travel rewards just by spending money on things I would normally purchase instead of having to shop at a particular store. Why limit yourself?