How to recognize genuine Apple accessories that are MFi certified

It's a tough choice to ignore, you can buy a $3 iPhone charger from your local gas station or fork over $19 for Apple's own lightning cable. And while it seems like a no-brainer at first, a recent study revealed that knockoff chargers have been found to fail basic safety tests 99% of the time and have even lead to fires and electrocutions. Here's why you should always look for Apple's MFi symbol whenever buying a cable for your iPhone.


Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship

Magnum Foundation is a non-profit organization that expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grantmaking, mentoring, and creative collaborations, we partner with socially engaged image-makers experimenting with new models of storytelling.

Applications are due by January 24th, 2017.

Click the following link for details https://magnumfoundation.submittable.com

Ghent University Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

To be admissible for this call, all of the following requirements must be met:
  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list);
  • There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work on the PhD project at the partner university in a selected developing country (South). This implies that there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center.
  • A written statement is requested from the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a fulltime PhD student or a staff member of this university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South.
  • This statement should also mention that the candidate receives a local PhD scholarship or salary when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South.
  • CSC scholarship holders are not eligible to apply for a Doctoral grants for researchers from developing countries. CSC students are referred to the call Cofunding for Chinese candidates PhD candidates holding a CSC scholarship (deadline October 2017).
Click the following link for details http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/phd/bof/dos

Call: Nominations for the Maria Contreras-Sweet Award for Global Impact

Nominations for the Maria Contreras-Sweet Award for Global Impact must be for a government official or policy expert who launched a small business program/initiative that further strengthened an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Submissions will be evaluated on the following:
  • A clear commitment to developing open, transparent, and meaningful policies so that entrepreneurs can compete on a level playing field and connect and collaborate with one another.
  • An assessment of the impact of the program/initiative with regard to furthering small business ownership, access to capital and availability of counseling and support for entrepreneurs, especially in underserved/underrepresented communities.
  • A demonstrated ability to overcome hardships and barriers such as lack of funding or support, cultural shifts and other setbacks.
  • The program’s ability to be replicated and the overall global impact the program could have on strengthening communities if replicated across the world.
  • The degree to which the officials/experts are advocates and role models for the plight of their programs and serve as the voice of especially underserved/underrepresented communities.
Find the details at http://genglobal.org/MCS

Indian Council for Cultural Relations Africa Scholarships

At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students of African countries in India by increasing the number of scholarships for them to pursue under-graduate, post-graduate and higher courses.

The ICCR implements this scheme on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs.
Under this Scheme, the Council offers 900 scholarships to the following countries:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea (concurrent from Nairobi), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan (Republic of), Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sao Tame & Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Source www.iccr.gov.in

Call for nominations: WWSF Prize for women's creativity in rural life

Eligibility
  • Nominees should be women and women's groups currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been acknowledged by other awards. They may not nominate themselves.
  • The nominating organization or individual must have direct experience of the nominee's work. The nominator may not nominate a family member, be a member of the nominated organization, nor can an organization nominate its senior officer (i.e. founder, president etc.). No more than 3 candidates may be presented by the same person/organization in the same year. The nominator commits, if possible, to organize an award ceremony if the candidate is selected for the Prize and invites the local and/or national media.
Click the following link for details http://womensection.woman.ch/index.php/en/nomination-letter-guidelines

University of Oslo scholarship for the International Summer School

Admission to the Summer School requires that you meet academic and English language proficiency requirements. You do not have to currently be studying to participate.

Use the following link for details http://www.uio.no/english/studies/summerschool/admission/scholarships/index.html

McCain Institute for International Leadership call for applications and nominations of Next Generation Leaders

If you are a rising leader in your field, with a passion for change and commitment to making a decisive and positive difference in the lives of others; please to apply to become a Next Generation Leaders.

If you know a rising leader in his or her field, with a passion for change and commitment to making a decisive and positive difference in the lives of others; please nominate someone to apply to be a part of The Next Generation Leaders program at The McCain Institute.

Dickson Poon Undergraduate Law Scholarships 2017 - King’s College London

The Dickson Poon Undergraduate Law Scholarship Programme offers prestigious and generous scholarships to outstanding new Law students at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.

Up to 30 scholarships will be awarded to the 2017-18 cohort of students. Scholars will receive financial support of £5,000 per year for the duration of the degree programme to which they are admitted. Scholars will also receive complimentary King’s accommodation during the first year of their LLB programme.

Am I eligible to apply?


The Dickson Poon Scholarship programme is open to all applicants who apply via UCAS for a place on an undergraduate Law programme at King’s commencing in September 2017 (2017 entry).

The programme is also open to applicants who apply via UCAS for deferred entry to an undergraduate Law programme at King’s commencing in September 2018 (deferred entry in 2018).

We welcome applications from home, EU and international students.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Fellowship accepting applications for Fall 2017

Financial Support

All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which supports students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST Fellowship include:

​Full tuition support

  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Housing*
  • Medical and dental coverage*
  • Relocation support
Use the following link for details https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en/study/applying-to-kaust

Job: Country Director, Tanzania

Organization: CARE USA
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Dec 2016

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security. This is the vision of CARE, and has been since our founding 70 years ago, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to eradicating poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries to reach more than 65 million people with 890 life-saving poverty-fighting programs, including maternal and child health, education, food and clean water and more. CARE is about enabling the human-to-human connections that affirm the dignity of every person on this planet. CARE puts women and girls at the center of its programs both because they are disproportionately impacted by poverty, something we cannot overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

CARE is seeking a Country Director (CD) in Tanzania who will be responsible for fulfilling the CARE International (CI) approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. S/he is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming.

The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well-being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence- S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming.

The CD models new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.

Within Tanzania, the CD continues to align the work to the Wezesha strategy, focused on women's empowerment, natural resource management/climate change. The CD focuses on program development, learning and knowledge management, all within a changing operational context. The position requires coaching and support to staff for development and growth. The CD Tanzania builds and maintains strong relationships with donors, a newly-established Advisory Board and (potential) partners including a budding relationship with institutions/banks for financial inclusion.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Staff management
  • Strategic planning
  • Program impact and relevance
  • Resource mobilization and operations viability
  • Human Resources
  • External relations, partnerships and advocacy
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    Primary Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Strategic and operational Management
    • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
    • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
    • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • People/Relationship Management
    • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management
    • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
    • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
    • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Financial Management
    • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to:
    • Manage a complex budget
    • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
    • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Information/Knowledge Management
    • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
  • External Relationships/Fundraising
    • Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
    • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
    • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills
    The expected start date for this role is summer 2017.
    CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.
    The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

How to apply:

Job: Deputy Chief of Party / TB / HIV Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Dec 2016

Deputy Chief of Party / TB / HIV Specialist

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Deputy Chief of Party / TB /HIV Specialist is a senior management position based in Tanzania, working closely with the Chief of Party in the areas of technical support, assistance and oversight of the HIV/AIDS and TB grant from the Global Fund. This grant, which aims at scaling up HIV and TB interventions in Tanzanian Mainland, has an overall budget of roughly $13million over two years. S/he serves as the technical lead for the program.

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: Dar es Salam, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience

Essential
  • Minimum of 10 years of appropriate technical experience in a TB/HIV Programs in an international context, with at least 5 years' experience at the senior management level
  • Previous Experience working as a senior manager in a Global Fund Program is a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrated experience working on complex, multi-partner projects in an international setting
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support to health sector programs in international settings
  • Understanding of the National TB and HIV Control Programs is an added advantage
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems and find effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals
  • Ability to make decisions, work under pressure on a number of competing tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a complex political environment and on sensitive issues
  • A Medical Degree or equivalent health care qualifications plus a Master's degree in public health or related field
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal with experience in cross-cultural settings
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Experience interfacing with senior government health staff in an international setting, as well as UN agencies and international/local organizations
  • Willingness to extensive travel to implementation sites for technical monitoring and supervision visits
  • Excellent people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working
  • At least five years of technical management of health or HIV programs experience at Senior Management Levels
  • Ability to travel locally.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: [email protected]

Job: Program Management Consultant (TB/HIV) - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Dec 2016

Program Management Consultant (TB/HIV)

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

Program Management Consultant (TB/HIV) is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and will be working closely with the Chief of Party in the areas of technical support, assistance and oversight of the HIV/AIDS and TB grant from the Global Fund. This grant, which aims at scaling up HIV and TB interventions in Tanzanian Mainland, has an overall budget of roughly $13million over two years. S/he serves as the technical lead for the program implementation in 14 regions through four implementing partners.

Contract Duration: 2 months

Location: Dar es Salam, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of appropriate technical experience in a TB/HIV Programs in an international context, with at least 5 years' experience at the senior management level
  • Previous Experience working as a Senior manager in a Global Fund Program is a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrated experience working on complex, multi-partner projects in an international setting
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support to health sector programs in international settings
  • Understanding of the National TB and HIV Control Programs is an added advantage
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems and find effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals
  • Ability to make decisions, work under pressure on a number of competing tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a complex political environment and on sensitive issues
  • Computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to speak Kiswahili is an added advantage
  • A Medical Degree or equivalent health care qualifications plus a Master's degree in public health or related field
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal with experience in cross-cultural settings
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Experience interfacing with senior government health staff in an international setting, as well as UN agencies and international/local organizations
  • Willingness to extensive travel to implementation sites for technical monitoring and supervision visits
  • Excellent people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working
  • At least five years of technical management of health or HIV programs experience at Senior Management Levels
  • Ability to travel locally.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: [email protected]

Yanayojiri baada ya kufikisha tatizo letu kwa Waziri Ofisi ya Makamu wa Rais, Muungano na Mazingira

Rejea: MALALAMIKO YA KUHARIBIWA MAKAZI YETU NA KUHITAJI MSAADA WA WAZIRI JANUARI MAKAMBA (BOFYA HAPA)

Sisi wakazi wa Kijiji cha Ngyani kilichoko Wilaya ya Arumeru mkoa wa Arusha tulioathirika sana na uchimbaji haramu wa mchanga katika maeneo yetu ya makazi tangu mwezi wa sita mwaka huu unaofanywa kwa kibali kilichotolewa na Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Arumeru na Mwenyekiti wa kijiji, tunazidi kumshukuru Waziri wa Mazingira Mhe. Januari Makamba kwa hatua za haraka ananzochukua kufutilia jambo.

Leo hii maafisa wa NEMC wamefika eneo la tukio na wamechukua ushahidi wote wakiwa na baadhi ya wananchi na Mhe. Diwani wa kata ya Nkoaranga ambaye amekua mstari wa mbele kupinga hili jambo tangu lilipoanza bila mafanikio (picha zinajieleza). Pia wamejionea kwa macho yao jinsi ambacho chanzo cha maji/chemchem ambayo imekua ikitiririsha maji kwa karne na karne sasa maji yameanza kukauka na wananchi wanachota kwa vikombe.

Kwa upande mwingine, baada ya habari kujulikana kwa waliotoa vibali na kampuni inayochimba kwamba tumefikisha tatizo letu kwa waziri, wananchi wameanza kupata habari za kuwatisha kwamba hawatafanikiwa na leo wachina wamefika asubuhi na mapema na kuanza kuweka nguzo upoande mmoja wa maeneno waliyochimba chini sana pembezoni na barabara ya umaa. Kwa walivyochimba, barabara hii haiwezi kuvumilia mvua kubwa bila kumomonyoka (picha zinajieleza).

Tuna imani kwamba katazo la kusimamisha uchimbaji huu litatoka leoleo baada ya NEMC kujionea kiwango cha uharibifu. Mungu akubariki Mhe. Waziri na wasaidizi wako kwa uwajibikaji wenu na tunategema haki yetu itapatikana mapema.