Call for papers: 4th LSE Africa Summit

The 4th LSE Africa Summit invites submissions of papers to be considered for presentation during the Annual Research Conference on the theme: “Built for Africa: African Solutions to African Issues?”, to be held in London on March 31, 2017. The conference will bring together top-tier researchers from around the world and high-level policymakers to advance dialogue on Africa’s developmental issues. It is intended to improve the feedback loop between researchers who produce knowledge and policymakers who rely on policy relevant and timely evidence-based research to make decisions. The conference will be feature parallel sessions based on contributed papers and projected presentations. These will be complemented by debates and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, government, and practitioners. The conference will conclude with a policy roundtable session focused on distilling core messages for a policy-focused audience.

In Conflict: Open call for single photos and projects

In Conflict is an international open call to all photographers, artists and creatives using photography, regardless of age, sex, experience, occupation or geographic location. It is possible to participate as an individual or as a group. Photographic images included in projects must have been taken within the last 10 years, and can or cannot have been exhibited before or presented in other prizes.

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African Leadership Academy Fellowships

ALA Fellowships are two-year posts for young professionals who have completed their undergraduate studies within the past five years. ALA Fellows work closely with talented and passionate students from across the African continent through teaching and/or professional staff supporting roles. Teaching Fellows collaborate with exceptional educators and mentors, teaching courses in areas of expertise and gaining broad practical experience in teaching and learning. Staff Fellows assist in areas such as strategic relations or admissions, developing skills in project management. All Fellows participate actively in student life as resident advisors and coaches overseeing extracurricular activities, bringing energy and cultivating a vibrant culture of leadership, innovation, and international cooperation on campus. Fellows receive housing, a stipend to cover living expenses, and are eligible for a grant to enable one professionally relevant travel excursion during the course of the Fellowship.

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Applications will be accepted through February 17, 2017.

Call for Entries: The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

  • The contest is open to up-and-coming, English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media based in Africa.
  • Applicants must submit a published story or series that reflects top-notch storytelling about important issues.
  • Submissions can include feature stories; in-depth, investigative or explanatory pieces; or multimedia reports or documentaries.
  • Published stories or broadcasts must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time, Monday, January 30, 2017. Apply here.

A distinguished jury will select the inaugural honoree. The winner will be announced March 15, 2017, and will be honored at ICFJ’s Board Dinner in New York on May 31, 2017.

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UNESCO Internship Programme

You can apply for an internship if you fall under any of the following:

  • Student currently enrolled in a bachelor or postgraduate degree in any of the following fields:
    • Education
    • Culture
    • Sciences
    • Communication and Information
    • Social and Human Sciences
    • Law
    • Human Resources
    • Management Studies
    • International Relations
  • Student enrolled in a technical, secretarial, or vocational school. You need to have reached your last year of studies. 
  • Recent graduate who has graduated from a university or a vocational/technical institution within the last 12 months prior to your application. 
  • You have completed at least 3 years of full-time studies in a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

UNU-IAS 2017 fellowship for Master’s and Doctoral Programmes

UNU-IAS is now accepting applications for September 2017 admission to our postgraduate degree programmes, the Master of Science in Sustainability, and the PhD in Sustainability Science. The application deadlines are 28 February 2017 for the Master’s degree programme, and 28 April 2017 for the doctoral degree programme. Those who expect to receive a required degree before September 2017 are also eligible to apply.
About the Programmes

Students accepted for the programmes will benefit from the unique opportunity to study in Tokyo at a global university within the framework of the United Nations. Both programmes are intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners wishing to develop an international career through employment in UN agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society or the private sector. Enrolled students also will have the opportunity to obtain a joint diploma offered by UNU-IAS and The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Science (UT-GSFS), if they complete additional requirements.
How to Apply

Applicants must submit all application documents online. Please visit the UNU-IAS website pages for our degree programmes to find out more about the application requirements and process.

If you have any questions please contact us through the online inquiry form.

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Job: Technical Program Officer, WASH Project

Required Experience
  • Degree in medicine, public health or related field.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated report writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience working effectively with government counterparts particularly at national and regional levels.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Tanzania up to 30 percent per year.
  • Experience collaborating on projects/studies and coordinating efforts, as appropriate, with other program staff, other international health agencies, and private and public organizations.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with measurement and evaluation of projects preferred.
  • Experience working effectively with government counterparts at both national and regional level.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of Tanzanian field-based WASH related methodology including analysis of epidemiologic investigation data utilizing new methodologies or existing techniques.
  • Work experience in communicable diseases, particularly enteric preventable diseases would be an asset.
If you meet the criteria mentioned above and are interested, please use the following link for details

Job: Head of Project Finance and Administration

  • Master’s degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Business Administration
  • Proven work experience in Sub-Saharan countries, preferrably Tanzania and other East or South African countries
  • Excellent organisational development, fund raising skills, good reporting Skills
  • Min. 5 years of work experiences in a relevant field
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Excellent command of standard bookkeeping software
  • Excellent command of MS Excel
  • Experiences from the corporate or non-profit sector are an asset
If you are interested in the position please send us your application until 6th of January 2017 click the following link to find out more

Job: HIV/AIDS Specialist, NOD, Dar es Salaam

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • An Advanced University Degree in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public HIV/AIDS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English.
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WVI Administrative Assistant

The administrative specialist will be the single administrative point of contact for all the M&E Team members and is responsible to: engage with team members specific administrative questions, issues or problems, support them directly in tasks that can best be performed centrally, and provide clear guidance, in the form of brief ‘how-to’ guides and ‘help-desk’ style support, on tasks that can best be performed by individual staff members. The administrative specialist will also assist the team with drafting and formatting communication and results dissemination materials such as reports and Power-point presentations, DME data analysis, document review and drafting reports.

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Volunteer in Tanzania: Early childhood education in Kilimanjaro

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities: - Assisting in teaching English, Math, Writing and Drawing; - Playing various sports and games with children; - Preparing and organizing competitions; - Teaching music; - Home visits for disadvantaged children.

Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids in the community. Various discussions and educational visits on children's' issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Child development.

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Job: Sales Agent Coordinator at Mobisol Tanzania

  • Degree in Sales or related field is a plus
  • Sales experience is essential; two years’ experience in B2C sales and at least 1 year in sales management or a related field is a plus
  • Ability and a passion for coaching and training sales agents
  • Strongly customer focused
  • Dynamic self-starter, high energy and strong initiative
  • Willing to travel in Territory assigned and attend trainings/events in regional/zonal/national hubs
  • Fluency in Swahili and English; knowledge of Territory local language(s) is a plus