2017 EASST 6th Annual Visiting Fellowship


In Spring 2017, EASST will host its sixth annual Visiting Fellowship application. The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of social or economic development projects in East Africa. During a four-month fellowship, researchers will be based at the University of California, Berkeley during the Fall academic semester (approximately August 20 - December 20, 2017).

Selected fellows are able to audit courses, present research, attend seminars, develop curricula and design collaborative research projects. Fellows receive a living stipend, round-trip economy class air travel to Berkeley, CA, and the opportunity to receive seed funding promote impact evaluation at their home institution in East Africa. To be eligible, researchers must be residents of an East African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Uganda), have completed a Master's degree, and hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in East Africa. To learn about the selected fellows, see the EASST Building Capacity page, here.

To apply, please review application information available through the Request for Applications, below. All materials should be submitted using the online platform “Submittable” at: http://tinyurl.com/Submittable-EASST-2017-VF

Fall 2017 EASST Visiting Fellowship RFA.pdf
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Fall 2017 EASST Visiting Fellowship Academic Recommendation form.docx
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Fall 2017 EASST Visiting Fellowship Policy Engagement Recommendation form.docx
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The deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 Visiting Fellowship is 31 March 2017.

Source: www.easst-collaborative.org

Call for applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science

  • Conducting research in the thematic areas of Data Science stated above
  • Publish results in leading peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences
  • Assist senior researchers in guiding students on research projects
  • Collaborate with researchers at the AIMS Research Centre
  • Have some involvement in the AIMS-South Africa academic and outreach programs, and duties incidental thereto.
  • A relevant doctorate of high standing
  • A developing research capability which will lead to good publications
  • Ability to tutor postgraduate students successfully
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English
More info at https://www.aims.ac.za/en/opportunities/postdoctoral-fellow-in-data-science

Closing dates for applications: February 15, 2017

Call for Applications: The 18th Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors

Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs in each region and country.

Deadline for application is February 19th, 2017 

Call for ASC-IIAS Fellowship Application

This fellowship is jointly offered by IIAS and the African Studies Centre in Leiden.

It aims to attract researchers whose work is informed by current theoretical debates in the social sciences and humanities over global connectivities and who are able to critically engage with shifting paradigms in “area studies” beyond the ways in which these have traditionally been conceived in the West.

We are particularly interested in receiving fellowship proposals that go beyond a mere analysis of current issues associated with African-Asian comparative economic developments or Chinese investments in Africa -- although none of these themes, if appraised critically and for their societal consequences, will of course be excluded. Our definition of Asia and Africa is broad and inclusive, Asia ranging from the Middle-East to the Pacific Coast, and Africa from North-Africa to the southern tip of the continent.
  • Fellowship of maximum 6 months
  • Fellows will receive a monthly grant to cover the cost of living and housing
  • Applications include a work plan of 1000 words maximum and a CV
  • Candidates should have a PhD

Application deadline : 15 March and 15 September of each year

9 TWAS Prizes for individual scientists working and living in a developing country for 10 years

  • Every year, TWAS awards nine prizes of USD15,000 each in the following fields: agricultural sciences, biology, chemistry, earth, astronomy and space sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, medical sciences, physics and social sciences.
  • Each prize is accompanied by a medal.
  • Prizes are usually presented on a special occasion, often coinciding with the General Meeting of TWAS.
Field: Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics and Social Sciences*

Age limit: None

Eligible Nominees: All developing countries

Deadline: 31 March 2017

HSCI Internship Program

This is an UNDERGRADUATE internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who express a strong interest in stem cell biology. Applicants may be from Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally. Harvard University will sponsor the visas for international students who are selected for this program.

Previous research experience in a biological laboratory is highly desirable, but not required.

Applications will not be considered from those who have, or will receive, their baccalaureate degrees by December, 2017, or are currently in high school or graduate/medical school. Exceptions are made for international students enrolled, directly from high school, in one of the first five years of a six-or-seven-year ‘medical program.’ Students who have previously participated in the HSCI summer internship program are also ineligible to reapply to the program.

To Apply

The application cycle for summer, 2017, is now open (http://hsci.harvard.edu/application). The decisions of the Application Review Committee will be announced, via email, in late February/early March, 2017.

Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.

These grants take the form of a so called “sandwich” scholarship: the candidate obtains a scholarship for maximum 24 months to work within a span of 48 months on an alternating basis on the PhD at Ghent University ('North') and at the university or research centre in a developing country ('South'). Only for the periods the scholarship holder works at Ghent University the scholarship holder will receive a monthly income. The rest of the PhD research is done in the partner university, for which no funding is provided through this scholarship. For this part of the PhD research students must prove that they will be financed at their home university (e.g. fulltime PhD scholarship or salary).

No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors.

The proposals must be submitted by a candidate, a promoter at Ghent University and a supervisor at the local institution.

Before applying students need to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as the supervisor ('promoter') of their doctoral research and who agrees to support their application. The best way to do this is by browsing the list of faculties and research topics available on our research directory.

More info at http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/bof/dos

Deadline: 7 March 2017

Job: Associate, HIV Prevention - Clinton Health Access Initiative

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Feb 2017

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

The hallmark of the Clinton Health Access Initiative's (CHAI) approach is simultaneous and intensive engagement on the demand and supply sides of the market. On the demand side, CHAI's country teams help governments to overcome barriers to scale up treatment programs. Meanwhile, the CHAI global access teams work to address supply-side barriers to access and foster a healthy marketplace to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostic commodities. CHAI works to attract new suppliers, lower drug prices, encourage the adoption of stringent quality standards, and facilitate the uptake of important new or improved products. CHAI has played a particularly important role in the marketplace for pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART), substantially expanding access to the appropriate drugs and diagnostics to meet the unique needs of children.

CHAI's Access Program works to address barriers to commodity access and to foster a healthy marketplace, fundamentally changing the economics of global health to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostics. By securing lower prices for key commodities and improving laboratories in the developing world, we are helping patients access the treatment and care they need.


The HIV Prevention Associate (PM) will support the HIV Access Program's efforts to accelerate the development, introduction, and uptake of effective biomedical prevention interventions to reduce new HIV infections in resource-limited settings. The Associate will work closely with the HIV Prevention Associate Director to support program management and implementation of the Prevention Market Manager grant, which is a multi-year project that CHAI is jointly implementing with AVAC. The role will involve building and managing relationships with a broad set of internal and external stakeholders, particularly to ensure strong coordination between CHAI and AVAC as we work toward shared goals. The role will also require liaising with various global and country CHAI teams to ensure smooth operations of the program and compliance with grant requirements.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, demonstrated project management experience, communication skills, and analytical ability. The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
  • Effectively support the coordination and communication with AVAC and other global and country teams to maintain accurate and timely program and grant data collection and reporting documentation
  • Track deliverables globally and across countries to assess team impact
  • Support grant management functions – including leading the production of donor updates, memos, and other communication materials
  • Lead efforts to document and communicate the team's work and translate learnings within and outside of the organization, for example through newsletters, case study development, publishing in journals, best practice toolkits or supporting inter-country knowledge transfer
  • Provide support to country teams on project delivery as required, such as workplanning, capacity building, reviewing technical documents or analytical support
  • Support the production and content development of communication materials, including presentations, newsletters, case studies, internal briefing documents, and other communications
  • May include other programmatic activities to support grant objectives in response to ad hoc requests other responsibilities as needed
  • Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of work experience
  • Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, law firms or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments
  • Excellent project management and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to coordinate the production of high quality deliverables either directly or through project management of other team members
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Familiarity with global health issues
  • Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
  • MBA or Master's degree in Public Health
  • Experience in grant writing, memo drafting or other technical writing
  • Experience in financial management and budgeting
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries

How to apply: Apply OnlineClick Here

Job: Associate Program Manager, East Africa - Population Services International

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

Population Services International

Job ID 2016-1092
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 9/19/2016 1:17:00 PM
Category Country Program Operations
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Washington, DC
Position Location: Country United States

Associate Program Manager

East Africa

Based in Washington, D.C.

Up to 20**%** international travel

Reports to the Program Manager

Who we are

We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 "PSI'ers" around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

Though contested by other departments, the EA team is clearly the best at PSI. EA is known as the innovation lab, a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are looking for an Associate Program Manager (APM) to help us provide strategic support to PSI's programs in East Africa. The APM should be passionate about contributing to the health of those we serve around the world, love numbers and working with data, like the challenge of linking programs with finances, and have a curiosity for why things are the way they are and confidence to ask how we can do better.

The APM will have wideranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas, providing program management and technical support for up to three countries in the East Africa region. The APM will serve as the key liaison between the country teams and PSI global services, serving as a champion for the field. The APM is responsible for managing project data collection, analysis and reporting; coordinating donor reporting and ensuring contractual compliance; and engaging with country teams around strategy and sustainability issues. The APM will pro-actively meet programmatic and administrative needs, juggle multiple competing priorities, and enthusiastically ensure smooth and timely flow of work. The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills and a willingness to assume varied duties and projects. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to Program Manager for East Africa.

Sound like you? Read on.**

Your contribution
  • Serve as a Champion for the Field
  • Serve as the primary contact to country offices and as a liaison between country platforms, Program Manager, donors, and executive, technical and functional departments.
  • Advise platforms on technical, capacity building, development and strategic issues including conducting short term technical assistance visits on as needed basis.
  • Help Platforms Achieve Operational Integrity and Programmatic Success
  • Monitor contract compliance across a diverse set of donor agreements, including subawards.
  • Create/implement project management tracking tools and be responsible for ensuring timely data collection, cleaning of data, and production of quantitative reports and analyses.
  • Provide significant financial management support: including preparation and tracking of project budgets and annual budgets.
  • Pinpoint issues in data collection and reporting and figure out effective ways to address them.
  • Support donor reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention.
  • Lead cost proposal development and support technical proposal and overall submission as needed
  • Complete monthly financial reviews, procurement and supply chain management analysis.
  • Advise Program Manager and other staff members on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the country programs or impacting operations overall; and
  • Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required.
What are we looking for?

The basics
  • You have at least two years relevant work experience, including experience in program management and measurement of impact.
  • You are passionate about working on international health and private sector issues and are willing to work hard to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • Developing country work experience required. Two years of prior work experience in a developing country preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;
  • Knowledge of USAID, Global Fund, DFID and the international donor community required.
  • You have a master's degree in a relevant subject (MPH, MBA, MIA, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • You have advanced skills in Excel, word processing, budget management and data analysis.
  • You can effortlessly perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines, and keep cool under pressure.
  • You can impress us with your attention to detail and timeliness.
  • You are fluent in English. Verbal and written in skills in French and/or Portuguese considered a plus.
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Icing on the cake
  • Excel and Data Wiz. You love numbers, are energized by finding new ways to represent and analyze data, and just can't get enough Excel.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.
  • Champion of Fun. You support the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who smile and encourage others through both easy and tough tasks.
  • References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Exempt
  • Level 7
  • PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

How to apply: Apply Online (click here).

Job: Social Protection Programme Manager - Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Social Protection Programme Manager to join its team to support the implementation of its Mission Strategy. The strategy has as a key goal the Achievement of a more equitable and prosperous society for all through a particular focus on realising the rights of poor women and girls. The programme has a strong focus on promoting women’s decision making, securing sustainable livelihoods, and improving health and nutrition.

The successful post holder will be responsible for the Embassy’s engagement in social protection policy and programmes, for the management of partnerships and for providing technical advice and analysis for the design of a new programme aimed at supporting poor households to realise their right to a secure and resilient livelihood.

Minimum Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A post-graduate qualification in development, social policy, rural development, development economics or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of four years relevant experience working in the field of social protection. It is desirable that at least 3 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based institution or international organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on social protection and livelihoods in Tanzania; including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian public policy institutional and policy framework.
For more background information and full job descriptions, please visit the Embassy’s website at www.embassyofireland.or.tz

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie.

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interests in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie by close of business on Friday 10th February 2017.

Please note any personal information submitted will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates who are short-listed for interview will need to be available for interview on the 2nd or 3rd March 2017.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Job: Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager - Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager to join its team to support the implementation of its Mission Strategy. The strategy has as a key goal the Achievement of a more equitable and prosperous society for all through a particular focus on realising the rights of poor women and girls. The programme has a strong focus on promoting women’s decision making, securing sustainable livelihoods, and improving health and nutrition.

The successful post holder will be responsible for the Embassy’s engagement in agriculture policy, and market systems development, for the management of partnerships and for providing technical advice and analysis for the design of a new programme aimed at supporting poor households to realise their right to a secure and resilient livelihood.

Minimum Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A post-graduate qualification in Rural Development, Development Economics, Business, Agriculture or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of four years relevant experience working in the field of agriculture and/or livelihoods. It is desirable that at least 3 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based institution or international organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on livelihoods in Tanzania; including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian public policy institutional and policy framework.
For more background information and full job descriptions, please visit the Embassy’s website at www.embassyofireland.or.tz

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie.

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interests in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie by close of business on Friday 10th February 2017.

Candidates may submit information electronically to the above email address, or alternatively may deliver their applications to the Embassy of Ireland by hand or by courier at the following address: Embassy of Ireland, 353 Toure Drive, Masaki. P O Box 9612, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Envelopes should be clearly marked indicating which position the candidate is applying for.

Please note any personal information submitted will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates who are short-listed for interview will need to be available for interview on the 2nd or 3rd March 2017.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Job: Driver - UNICEF, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

Key Expected Results
  1. Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials. Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.
  2. Maintenance of assigned vehicle. Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.
  3. Documentation of vehicle related information. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Secondary Education; a valid driver's license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English
More info at https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502596

Malaria In Pregnancy Intern

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program

Country: United States of America

Closing date: 01 Feb 2017

  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health, international health, international development, social sciences or a related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative analysis a plus.
  • Experience working on malaria and/or other health programs (especially maternal and child health) in developing countries, ideally in Africa, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development and global health issues.
  • Ability to serve as a motivated self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • French or Portuguese language skills desirable.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
COMPENSATION: $1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

More info at http://recruitment.ghfp.net/positionDetail.html?pid=906

Job: HV Substation Site Supervisor (Transmission and Distribution, Power), Spencer-Ogden, Tanzania

Site Supervisor to work on HV Substation Construction Projects

- T&D project experience in the East Africa region
- Experience working with voltages up to 400kV
- Electrical Engineering Degree
- Role is within a European EPC

Job Reference: CWG
Location: Tanzania, Tanzania
Sector: Transmission and Distribution, Power
Salary: Negotiable

Job: Academic Programme Manager at The British Council, Tanzania

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties

Working closely with the Centre Manager and Business Development Manager, the successful postholder will be responsible for the following:

Academic Programme Management

- Lead on academic management of the Centre programmes in accordance with British Council global policy, best practice and market research findings

- Lead on initiatives in product and service development, e.g. syllabus design, assessment procedures and reporting.

- Lead on the development of dynamic clubs and wrap arou nd services to increase customer satisfaction levels

- Ensure that adult products, services and premises create a positive image of the British Council and create impact for the UK

- Lead on production of the centre guide and website and other promotional material

- Field and act on suggestions and complaints

- Ensure Teaching Quality Standards for teaching, learning and promotion are met

- Ensure courses meet needs of students and differentiate us from competitors through their quality and measured impact

- Positively manage relationships with students, internal stakeholders (Customer Services, Resources, and Examinations) external stakeholders (corporate sponsors) in order to maintain and develop adult business.

Professional Support

- Responsible for identifying training needs and ensuring the delivery of an appropriate INSETT programme

- Line manage up to six members of staff, taking an active role in their professional development and delivering high levels of performance management


Plan, prepare and deliver an average of 8 hours a week of teaching

More info at https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/Vacancies/W/3154/0/125608/5448/academic-programme-manager-dar-es-salaam-tanzania

Job: Senior Legal Officer at Total, Tanzania

Profile sought

  • Degree in Law.
  • Advocate of the high court of Tanzania and subordinates courts.
  • Experience in legal and administrative management.
  • Good skills in excel – word and powerpoint.
  • Good communication with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Tanzania employment laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrate experience on Tanzania laws governing land issues, energy industry and commercial matters.
Source: http://www.careers.total.com/en/detail/offre/6233BR

Job: Purchasing Manager at Total, Tanzania

Profile sought

Qualifications/Experience required
  • Bachelors Degree and a post graduate degree in procurement and supply chain management. Knowledge of Key procurement programs and SAP will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of at least 4 years working in an organization and specialized in supply chain management and procurement.
  • Product application experience and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of Tanzania importation process, customs and procurement procedures.
  • Good communications and communication skills.
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili Language.
More info at http://www.careers.total.com/en/detail/offre/6084BR

Job: Agrodealer Manager

The Agrodealer Manager will take a leading role in managing all key aspects of the day to day running of Agrodealer operations. They will drive the team to achieve targets and goals according to the program strategy, will provide mentorship and management support to our Shop Manager and Field Manager roles, and will have an important role in developing team members’ skills. The Agrodealer Manager will be key leader in helping the program to scale to serve thousands of smallholder farmers by the end of 2017.

More info at https://www.themuse.com/jobs/oneacrefund/agrodealer-manager-67760a

African-Caribbean Scholarship

We are delighted to be launching this scholarship programme. It’s a key part of our commitment to attracting and inspiring the best people to public service.

The scholarship offers financial support to students from Black or Mixed African or Caribbean backgrounds who will be starting their undergraduate degree courses at UK universities in the autumn of 2017.

Successfully apply, and you could receive up to £30,000 over the course of your undergraduate degree, as a contribution towards your living expenses and other costs of study. You’ll also be offered two paid summer internships with us, as well as other skills training and support throughout your time at university. For 2017 entry, we are offering up to three scholarships for students from the United Kingdom.

We are launching this scholarship in association with the Windsor Fellowship.

Apply now

The closing date is 12:00 midday GMT on 26th February 2017.

More information about the eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the Windsor Fellowship website.

Research result and Security warnings about some popular Android VPN apps

Virtual Private Networks "VPN" are useful for encrypting your web traffic or getting around regional restrictions. Most of these VPN services require a subscription, but many also offer free options.

A study by researchers from Data61/CSIRO, UC Berkeley, UNSW Sydney, and UCSI found that several popular VPN services on Android open up a variety of security holes, including injecting JavaScript for ads and tracking services, traffic redirection to commerce sites, and more.

Researchers tested 283 different apps and found that many of those apps inject adware, trojans, malvertising, or spyware. 

Here is what they found:
  • 18% do not encrypt traffic
  • 84% leak user data
  • 38% reveal malware or malvertising
  • 80% request access to sensitive data like user accounts or text messages
Here is how the 283 apps tested using a VirusTotal ranking system, scored...

According to Lifehacker, some of the worst offenders, including the top three, have all been removed from Google Play.

Lifehacker has found Private Internet AccessSlickVPNNordVPN, Hideman, and Tunnelbear have all been reliable and transparent over the years. There’s also no reason to assume this is restricted to Android. iOS and desktop VPN apps likely have similar problems.

FBI tips on how to protect yourself from employment scam

College students across the United States continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. This "employment" results in a financial loss for participating students.

How the scam works:
  • Scammers post online job advertisements soliciting college students for administrative positions.
  • The student employee receives counterfeit checks in the mail or via e-mail and is instructed to deposit the checks into their personal checking account.
  • The scammer then directs the student to withdraw the funds from their checking account and send a portion, via wire transfer, to another individual. Often, the transfer of funds is to a "vendor", purportedly for equipment, materials, or software necessary for the job.
  • Subsequently, the checks are confirmed to be fraudulent by the bank.
The following are some examples of the employment scam e-mails:

"You will need some materials/software and also a time tracker to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with work. The funds for the software will be provided for you by the company via check. Make sure you use them as instructed for the software and I will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase them from, okay."

"I have forwarded your start-up progress report to the HR Dept. and they will be facilitating your start-up funds with which you will be getting your working equipment from vendors and getting started with training."

"Enclosed is your first check. Please cash the check, take $300 out as your pay, and send the rest to the vendor for supplies."

Consequences of participating in this scam:
  • The student's bank account may be closed due to fraudulent activity and a report could be filed by the bank with a credit bureau or law enforcement agency.
  • The student is responsible for reimbursing the bank the amount of the counterfeit checks.
  • The scamming incident could adversely affect the student’s credit record.
  • The scammers often obtain personal information from the student while posing as their employer, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft.
  • Scammers seeking to acquire funds through fraudulent methods could potentially utilize the money to fund illicit criminal or terrorist activity.
Tips on how to protect yourself from this scam:
  • Never accept a job that requires depositing checks into your account or wiring portions to other individuals or accounts.
  • Many of the scammers who send these messages are not native English speakers. Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses.
  • Forward suspicious e-mails to the college’s IT personnel and report to the FBI. Tell your friends to be on the lookout for the scam.
If you have been a victim of this scam or any other Internet-related scam, you may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov and notify your campus police.

The IC3 produced a PSA in May 2014 titled "Cyber-Related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, and Students," which mentioned this type of scam. This PSA can be viewed at https://www.ic3.gov/media/2014/140505.aspx.

Job for a Finance Manager, WWF Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam

Are you a creative, dynamic and passionate advocate for a future where humans live in harmony with nature?

WWF Tanzania (TCO) is seeking to recruit an outstanding and committed individual to fill the above vacant position.

The Role:
The Post holder will Supervise and coordinate the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and systems for all financial support services in Tanzania Country Office, including accounting, financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, internal controls, and adherence to guidelines developed by WWF International and WWF Africa Regional Office. She/he will provide support to the Country Director to develop and implement the Tanzania Country Office Operational Plan, to raise funds for Tanzania Country Office; and to make quarterly financial reports to the Director, Finance & Operations-Africa.

The Finance Manager has to demonstrate skills in developing, managing, and evaluating financial and administrative plans and policies.

How to apply?

If you have at least 8 years (post chartered accountancy qualification) experience; A degree in accounting as well as full accounting qualification i.e. CPA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent; A Master’s Degree in Finance or MBA; Thorough knowledge of, and dexterity with ERP software (Oracle); Strong leadership skills and abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. This is the ideal job for you.

For a detailed job description, visit http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/jobs/ and apply with your CV and a cover letter addressed to People & Organisation Development Manager, ROA clearly indicating the position title ‘Finance Manager, WWF Tanzania’ on the subject line to: [email protected] by 31st January 2017. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.

Work permit restrictions may apply.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.

Job: English Teacher at The British Council in Tanzania

Are you good with people, hardworking, enthusiastic, positive, sociable, patient, professional?

Are you looking for a challenge?

Do you have a good level of English, a university degree, a recognised English teaching qualification…?

If so, are you interested in working for the British Council as a teacher?

The British Council in Tanzania has a young, dynamic staff from many backgrounds and who are fun to work with. We are now looking to recruit English teachers for our centre in Dar es Salaam.

Applications from people who do not meet all of the criteria will also be considered.

This website is displaying your full name, age, current & past addresses in public - Here is how to opt out

A writer named Anna Brittain recently made people aware of a site called FamilyTreeNow, which lets anyone search for someone by name and location for free. The results show family members, their birthdays, their home addresses, your possible associates, and your own current and past addresses. It may seem creepy, but all of this information is already available in various public records. The ease with which it is viewable, however, is a bit unnerving. Fortunately, there is a way to opt out. Watch the video below to learn...

Removing your information from FamilyTreeNow is pretty simple
  • Go to the opt out page and click the “Begin Opt Out Procedure” button.
  • Search for yourself using your name and birth-date, and select your record listing from the results.
  • Verify that it’s actually you and not someone with the same name, then click the big red “Opt Out” button at the top of the page.
If you have multiple listings, repeat the process for each record.

Here it is: Researchers found how easy it is to crack Android users’ lock screen patterns

Lock screen pattern is a less secure way to protect your Android phone.

Researchers at the University of Lancaster have put out a paper  explaining how they were able to reconstruct people's lock screen patterns with a high degree of accuracy by using discretely captured footage.

A covert footage taken from a smartphone from around 2 meters away — or from a professional SLR camera from up to nine meters away — was sufficient to automatically reverse-engineer the pattern using a computer vision algorithm.

In a study of 120 unique patterns, the algorithm could figure out over 95% of them in five attempts (or less, before the device is automatically locked).

Check out the full study below.

Call for Entries: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is recruiting for Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellows.

ICFJ will recruit 10 Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellows from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. During the year-long program, the Fellows will receive training, mentoring and financial support to produce stories on nutrition and early-childhood development.

Two more groups of fellows will be recruited over the next two years. The goal of the fellowships is to improve news coverage of child health and form a global network of reporters covering this critically-important issue.

To become a 2017 Fellow, candidates must complete a Fellowship application. Applicants should include
  • A resume or CV
  • Examples of stories produced on early-childhood development
  • A reporting-project proposal that outlines story ideas the Fellow will pursue and a reporting and publishing/broadcasting plan
How to Apply: Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time, Monday, March 13, 2017. Apply here.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to journalists covering issues of child health and development for news outlets based in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Successful applicants must be employed by a news outlet or have a commitment to publish/broadcast from a news outlet to participate.

The Judging Process: 
The winners will be selected by an international panel of judges that includes media professionals and representatives from ICFJ and CIFF.

Selection will be based on professional qualifications, relevant experience, previous reporting on childhood development, and demonstrated impact on policy or development issues.

Source: www.icfj.org

Beijing Government Scholarship

a.Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens and be in good health.

b. Applicants for doctoral degree programs must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

c. Applicants for master’s degree programs must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

d. Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 30.

e. Applicants for general scholar program must have bachelor’s degree or completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and be under the age of 50.

f. Applicants for long term language studies must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 60.

g. Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above or hold academic title of associate professor or above and be under the age of 50.

h. Applicants should meet the language requirements of the higher education institutions.

i. Applicants should not be awardees of Chinese government scholarships at the same time.

More info at http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Study/Scholarships 

Newton International Fellowships

Are you at the beginning of your research career - with the potential to be world-class?

Is your research in the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities?

Do you want to build and maintain links with leading researchers in the UK?

Then apply for a Newton International Fellowship. The next round will open Monday 23 January 2017 and will close Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Applications must be submitted by the applicant and approved by the host organisation by 23.59 GMT on 22 March 2017.

Please see the scheme notes for more information, including eligibility criteria and the application process.

More info at royalsociety.org

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals (Preference is given to students under 30 years of age) of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

More info at http://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-foundation/international-scholarship-programme

The deadline for submission of entire completed applications is March 31, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier in order to process and review applications.

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism

The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media and broadcast news organizations as well as to freelance journalists. Applicants must have at least four years of experience. There are no academic prerequisites. The affiliation of applicants is not a factor in the selection process. Journalists from nationally known organizations are not given preference over those from smaller regional media.

The chief criterion for selection is demonstrated journalistic excellence. While essays and letters of recommendation are important parts of the application, the greatest weight is given to work samples. All materials, including letters of reference, college transcripts, essays and work samples should be compiled and submitted with the application form.(link is external)

Applicants' employers, except under unusual circumstances, should submit a letter supporting the application, but applicants are not required to obtain formal employer approval. Fellows are encouraged to return to their employers at the end of their year at Columbia.

Fellowships are announced by May 1. The number of fellowships awarded each year, as well as the level of the living expenses stipend, is determined by the program's financial resources. For the 2017-2018 academic year, we anticipate awarding 10 fellowships that include full tuition plus a $60,000 living stipend.

More info at https://journalism.columbia.edu/kb#Program_Overview

The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2017.

Call for Applications - MINDS Youth Program Baseline Study

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a registered, compliant legal entity within at least one African country. (Applicable to organizations only not individual applicants).
  • Have at least five (5) years' individual or organizational experience conducting similar studies and/ or publishing academically acclaimed research on African youth, African elections and/or related fields.
  • Have access to a diverse team (including but not limited to age, gender and geographic location/ exposure to the African continent).
  • Be able to write and fluently present in English. The ability to collect data, write and present in other African languages especially French and/ or Arabic will be an advantage.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • A demonstrated research track record or interest in governance in Africa, African youth or African economies will be an advantage.
  • Be flexible to travel, should that be necessary. An extensive, accessible network across Africa e.g. offices in different African countries will be an advantage.
Budget : The all-inclusive budget for this study is thirty six thousand US dollars (USD 36 000).

Timelines : The engagement should take no longer than three (3) months.

Details at http://minds-africa.org/News.html

Friday the 3rd of February 2017

Writivism Literary Initiative 2017 online Mentoring Programme now open for applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Writivism 2017 Creative Writing Mentoring

Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce that our 2017 online Mentoring Programme is now open for applications. A project of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence, Writivism identifies, mentors, publishes and promotes emerging African writers resident in any country on the African continent.

Now, in its fifth year, the Writivism programme provides online mentoring to emerging writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. An emerging writer is defined as one who is yet to publish a book. The mentoring will involve the emerging writer sending their work to the mentor (a published or award winning African writer), who will provide feedback on how the work can be improved.

The emerging writer will work on their story under the mentor’s guidance. All stories produced during the mentoring will be automatically entered for the 2017 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Prizes. Previous mentees can apply to participate in the programme so long as they have not yet published a book.

To apply for the mentorship, emerging writers should send the following application materials to [email protected]:
  1. A synopsis of the story they intend to work on, for the Writivism Short Story or Koffi Addo Non Fiction Prize
  2. A writing sample from the above project, of 500 – 1000 words
  3. A personal statement convincing us of your suitability for the programme
  4. A short bio, including their nationality and country of residence, of 50 – 100 words
All documents must be sent as attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. The email subject must read 2017 Writivism Mentoring Application. All applications must be received by 31st January 2017 midnight, East African time. Visit Writivism for more information.


  1. Story synopsis (Fiction or Non Fiction)
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Short Bio
  5. Deadline: January 31, 2017
  6. Email application to: [email protected]
  7. Email Heading: 2017 Writivism Mentoring Application

Call: Women in Tech Africa (WiTA) 2017 – Global Champions

Women in Tech Africa (WiTA), the largest technology based women group in Africa, is seeking applications from passionate, creative women and men who believe in the course of pushing Africa’s growth agenda through technology and entrepreneurship to be part of its Global Champion Programme.

Women in Tech Africa (WITA) has the sole mission of supporting female leadership and creating a pipeline for girls to choose technology. It believes that, though the technological field is currently male dominated, there is a great opportunity for many women and girls to thrive in this same field.

This programme is an opportunity for you to apply your skills and gifts to make a difference in the general developmental growth of Africa with special focus on technological development and entrepreneurship. Women in Tech Africa (WiTA) believes that everyone has a role to play in realizing the developmental growth of Africa starting from our communities with our unique set of skills and gifts.

All you need is internet and your willingness to be part of the Global Champion Programme.

Apply now to become a WiTA Global Champion.


Individuals (women, girls, men and boys) from different professional backgrounds and skill sets qualify to partake. Applicants below eighteen (18) years are encouraged to apply but will need to provide a parental/ guardian approval and consent in a formal letter.

More info at http://www.womenintechafrica.com/women-in-tech-africa-wita-2017-call-for-applications-global-champions

Application must be submitted by 30th January 2017 at 5:00 pm GMT.

Call: NIRAS Young Professional Academy - NYPA

What does it take to qualify and enter the Academy?
  • Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the competence areas and operations of NIRAS International Consulting 
  • One to three years of relevant experience in the context of development cooperation in one of your competence areas (e.g. from consulting firm, studies, internships in voluntary organisations, NGOs, development agencies, foreign ministries, bilateral or multilateral organisations or other work abroad)
  • Excellent spoken and written English is a requirement 
  • Working knowledge in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, etc. is an advantage
  • An open minded personality, used to or ready to learn to work with different groups and nationalities, always showing respect for all
  • A flexible mind-set, especially when it comes to taking up travel with short notice
  • In addition, NIRAS values highly motivated individuals with great personalities and a positive attitude.
If accepted to the programme, what kind of package can a candidate expect?
  • An employment contract in Serbia with a salary according to Serbia standards and cost of living
  • 2 x air tickets to your home country, if not Serbia, per year
  • Air ticket for approved travels (mobilisation, demobilisation and duty travel). Travel must be arranged with NIRAS travel agent.
  • Accommodation or allowance and per diem during duty travel
  • A travel insurance package for duty travel will be provided
  • A private health care insurance giving you access to private hospitals and doctors in Belgrade and Serbia. 
January 31: Deadline for Application

More info at http://www.niras.com/business-areas/development-consulting/nypa.aspx

2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship

Open Call for 2017 Host Organizations

Apply now! Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 31st 11:59PM PT.

Program summary:

The Open Web Fellows program -- a collaboration between the Ford Foundation and Mozilla -- is an international leadership initiative that brings together the best emerging technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open internet.

Each year, fellows spend 10 months embedded at leading advocacy organizations to safeguard the open Internet as a global public resource. The program provides an ecosystem for the next generation of open internet advocates to make an early impact while growing into the capable leaders we need as threats to digital freedom proliferate.

Program goals:
  • Produce better technical understanding among civil society and government policy-making bodies.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of internet policy issues.
  • Provide talented individuals with the opportunities to create a healthier, more open internet.
  • Provide civil society organizations with the capacity and capabilities to expand their work into new horizons.
  • Contribute to building a community of public interest technologists.
Host Organization responsibilities:

Collaboration: Host organizations will participate in the selection process of the fellow, and work with Mozilla to provide a learning environment through mentorship, networking, and conferences.

Fellowship Projects: Host organizations and their selected fellows will identify projects that build on the fellows’ skills. Host organizations and fellows will ensure that these projects do not entail any lobbying activities.

Mozilla responsibilities:

Thought Leadership: Mozilla will provide support and training throughout the fellowship, as the new leaders learn more about Internet policy and advocacy.

Program Management: Mozilla will manage the host organization and fellow selection processes, coordinate Mozilla-organized events for fellows, and disburse grant funding.

Mentorship: Mozilla staff will collaborate with fellows to transfer vital skills in open source, project management and professional development.

VOY Blogging Internship

Applications for the next round of VOY blogging internships are now open!

Voices of Youth is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for VOY blogging internships in English, Spanish and French.

This year we are trying something new and inspiring for young people worldwide. That’s why the internships will have a partial focus on climate change and the environment - one of the world’s most pressing issues.

The 3-month internship (February- June 2017) offers you (young people aged 14-25) an opportunity to receive personalized feedback on your blog posts, a series of live interactive sessions with subject matter experts, weekly lessons and tips on blogging, access to a network of international youth bloggers, and the opportunity to have your pieces published on notable digital media platforms. At the end of the internships you will have improved your blogging skills with the help of your peers and the VOY Community Coordinator who supervises your work, gained new insights into environmental and climate issues, and been connected to a network of international young bloggers. The internship is done by remote participation, which means that interns are not required to travel anywhere.

Upon successful completion of the internship, you will receive a certificate of merit by UNICEF - definitely a great addition to your CV!

If you are interested to be part of the interns batch that starts in February, please apply to the internship by submitting this Google form:

English: http://uni.cf/2jt6OWl

Spanish: http://uni.cf/2khptrg

French: http://uni.cf/2j29nwA

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2017 at 12am (EST).

In total, about 10-15 applicants will be selected to participate in each internship. Due to the high demand and limited number of spaces available, Voices of Youth will only contact candidates that were selected for the internship.

In case you are not selected for the internship - don’t worry! The Voices of Youth community is open to everyone - submit a blog post, comment on posts, participate in our discussions or simply browse through the inspiring articles on our website. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Job: Senior Policy Advisor for System Strengthening and Sustainability-Tanzania

Main Duties:

· Drive cross-unit performance management and accountability

· Ensure smooth implementation of new financial accounting software

· Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls

· Produce monthly management accounts and variance analysis for decision making

· Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly re-forecasts

· Implement internal and external audit recommendations

· Prepare year end accounts and oversee external audits

· Prepare donor budgets and financial reports in line with contract requirements

· Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, review and updated annually

· Line manage a team of four across four offices

· Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values, whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are understood by all and adhered to in practice

More info at http://reliefweb.int/job/1864389/senior-finance-adminstration-manager

Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Job: Administrative & Finance Manager, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Key Expected Results

1. Manage bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices. Forecast liquidity and monitors the cash position. Supervise reconciliation of bank statements, keeps abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc. Responsible
for the safekeeping of cash and cheques.

2. Certify the appropriate, accurate and timely processing and recording of expenditures and disbursements (e.g. MIP, travel claims, pension fund, insurance, direct cash transfers), in the VISION system, in accordance with established rules and regulations. Also ensure recovery of advances and accounts receivable.

3. Review internal controls for compliance with all the administrative and financial systems and procedures, ensuring accuracy, promptness and appropriateness of information. Brief the staff on the application and interpretation of UN/UNICEF accounting and financial rules, regulations, procedures and policies.

4. Responsible for the systematic review of office premises to ensure a good and secure working environment for all staff members. Review and monitors contractual arrangements with administrative service providers to ensure that the terms and conditions of all contracts are being adhered when providing services.

5. Supervise travel and transport services. Brief staff on all policies and procedures covering official travel; reviews reports on use of petrol, mileage, driver overtime records, and maintenance services.

6. Manage and controls non-expendable properties inventory, its utilization and disposal in accordance with IPSAS rules. Ensure the safekeeping, annual physical inventory, including cost analysis and recommends replacement/disposal of administrative equipment and supplies.

7. Undertake periodic oversight visits to sub-offices for administrative and financial issues. Monitor and evaluate systems, procedures and compliance with rules and regulations. Provide training and guidance as appropriate.

8. Identify and proposes appropriate office accommodation,(i.e. purchase vs rental, ensure maintenance of premises, security of staff, office premises, equipment and supplies). Also advise staff on appropriate housing accommodations.

More info at https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502467

Closing Date 7 Feb 2017

DAAD Scholarships For The Master Of Research And Public Policy 2017/18

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation working to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy that contributes to the overall wellbeing of women and men.

In its Higher Education Programme, PASGR works with twelve universities across seven African countries to implement a collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme. Seven of the twelve universities are located in East Africa:

University of Nairobi; Maseno University; Egerton University; Uganda Christian University; Uganda Martyrs University; University of Dar es Salaam; and Mzumbe University.

Scholarship awardees will be hosted at any one of these institutions.

Call for applications:
PASGR invites applications from eligible candidates for the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for the MRPP. The scholarships include tuition fees to the university according to the submitted fees structure, a monthly stipend to cover living costs and accommodation (at DAAD rates), as well as an annual study and research allowance.


Eligible candidates must be citizens of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, admitted to study the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme at any of the universities listed above. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree qualification with at least a second class honours upper division from any accredited university. The last university degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.

Note: Potential candidates who are not enrolled in the programme are advised to contact any of the universities listed above directly for admission first. Prospective students may request admission at a university within or outside their home country.

Duration and commencement:

Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of two years. The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual request and receipt of a complete application using this form.

Equal opportunities:

Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application documents:
  1. Fully filled and signed PASGR Scholarship Application Form;
  2. Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF. Please use the Europass CV template: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu
  3. Certified scanned PDF copies of all university degree certificates;
  4. Certified scanned PDF copies of all university transcripts;
  5. Proof of admission to the Master of Research and Public Policy, which may be a temporary admission letter including fee structure of the course (scanned PDF copy);
  6. Letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages in PDF); and,
  7. Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned PDF copy).
Application procedure and deadline:

A complete application form must be sent to PASGR – [email protected] – together with all the application documents listed above by Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1700hrs.

This announcement was first posted on http://www.mrppafrica.org (via).

Macquarie University Africa Development Scholarship

We provide AU$5000 annually towards your tuition fees for the length of the course (AU$2500 is credited against your tuition fees each semester).

The scholarship is for full time, on-campus study only.

Eligibility Criteria
  • To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
  • be a citizen of an African country.
  • have applied for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework through a registered Macquarie University agent or through our online application system.
  • have met the University's academic and English requirements for the course offered at our North Ryde campus.
  • have enrolled and be ready to begin your course in 2016 (commencement may not be deferred).
  • Commence study in the session and year indicated in your scholarship letter of offer. Commencement may not be deferred.
Find out more at www.mq.edu.au

Why a mysterious black briefcase follows the US president everywhere

According to Bill Gulley, a former director of the White House Military Office, the ubiquitous Football does not contain a doomsday red-button keypad but rather four items:
  • a 75-page black book of retaliatory nuclear-strike options printed in black and red ink 
  • another black book with a list of classified sites to shelter the president 
  • a manila folder containing 10 pages of instructions on how to operate the Emergency Broadcast System 
  • an index card with authentication codes 
via businessinsider.com

Innovation Grants: Exploring the potential for HIV eradication

Funding and Performance Period
  • $200,000 (including indirect costs at a maximum rate of 20%)
  • Two-year performance period beginning on July 1, 2017


Registration Deadline: Feb 16, 2017, 3:00 PM ET
LOI Submission Deadline: Feb 22, 2017, 3:00 PM ET

Purpose of RFP

To fund biomedical research necessary to inform and design interventions to 1) cure HIV, defined by the eradication of all pathogenic virus from the body, or 2) bring about a state of remission whereby the virus is controlled in the absence of ART and the person is no longer infectious.

Specific areas of interest

In order of priority:
  1. Proof-of-concept clinical studies testing cure interventions
  2. Disabling or eradicating the HIV reservoir
  3. Discovery and targeting of novel mechanisms to disrupt HIV reservoir persistence
Expected outcome

Research findings that provide strong preliminary data that inform next-stage clinical or preclinical studies testing curative interventions.


HIV researchers holding a doctoral degree and affiliated with nonprofit research institutes are eligible to apply.

Please share this announcement with colleagues who may be interested in applying for this funding opportunity.


Call for entries: “Through young eyes” - photo competition for UN World Wildlife Day 2017

WWD2017 will be a day to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild animals and plants, to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that wildlife provides to people, and raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, in particular, the role of the youth in this cause. We would like to see expression of all of these through your eyes!

You can either show us the beautiful features of wildlife using your artistic skill or to depict how the youth is actively engaged in the conservation of these amazing species that people are sharing the ecosystem with.

Anyone aged between 10 and 24, which is the age range defined by the United Nations as “youth”, can participate in this competition. Those below the age of 13 will need to have their parents’ permission, and will need to have parents (or a legal guardian) help with their submissions.

Find out more at https://cites.org/eng/WWD2017_photo_competition_call_for_entries_14012016

Competition begins: 14 January 2017

Contest Ends: 13 February 2017

Call for applications: Funded volunteering in Nepal, Nicaragua & Tanzania

Organization: Raleigh International
Country: Nepal, Nicaragua, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017

We’re looking for passionate Team Leaders to join Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) in Nepal, Nicaragua and Tanzania for three months from this June.

Support teams of UK and in-country volunteers on a community-based sustainable development project.

It’s a government funded volunteering programme, so it won’t cost you a penny.

ICS is led by VSO and funded by the UK government. It’s a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

What will you do?
  • Spend 3 months in Nepal, Nicaragua or Tanzania
  • Live and work with people in rural communities and become immersed in the local culture
  • Help to improve people’s access to water and sanitation
  • Or support young people and women to set up small businesses and improve their livelihoods
  • Create lasting change.
  • Use your leadership skills.
  • Challenge yourself to change your world.
"If you´re thinking of applying for ICS you´ll have to put in a lot of effort to make your project successful, but you´ll gain so much on a personal and professional level it´ll be one of the best decisions you´ll ever make." – John, Team Leader, Nicaragua.

Interested? To apply, please complete the online application form through our website via the button below. We have limited places available, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.

Additional information

We will cover expenses of your flights, visas, vaccines, food, accommodation and training. All we ask is that you fundraise a minimum of £800 to show your commitment to the programme. This goes towards the programme as a whole.

We will book your outbound and return flights.

Please call us if you have any questions on 020 7183 1295.

How to apply:

Please apply via the ICS website and complete the online application form. If you're successful you'll be invited to an assessment day.

African Researchers’ Small Grants Program

With support from the USAID, the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) is collaborating with the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR NTD) to initiate the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program. The COR-NTD has made significant contributions to NTD operational research since its inception in 2013, with the involvement of a number of African implementation partners. Collaboration with the ARNTD as a network provides a unique opportunity for a synergistic, more concentrated, and all-inclusive effort to address emerging challenges facing program implementation in Africa in line with the goals established in the London Declaration.

This funding program has the following objectives:
  1. To increase homegrown African involvement and visibility in NTD operational research including through direct engagement with programs; 
  2. Contribute to improving the research capacity of an existing cadre of African NTD researchers and strengthening African research institutions in the process by supporting translational or operational research into NTDs that is locally originated and African-led; either by junior researchers or experienced researchers ready to take on larger research programmes; 
  3. To improve South-South communication and collaboration among researchers, policy makers and implementers, and for community participation in research and agenda-setting; and 4. To promote a viable model of North-South collaboration through improving the effectiveness of administering program engagements from within Africa and to increase ownership.
Informed by the above objectives, the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program is comprised of two small grant funding tracks: 
a. Small grants for junior researchers 
b. Small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers 

The small grants targeted at junior researchers will provide up to four grants, ranging from USD 5,000-10,000. These grants are tailored to African researchers at the Masters or PhD level (including students). The aim is for young up-coming researchers not only to gain experience in research but also in the grant application and management system. A key feature of the small grants targeted at junior researchers is that they will require the endorsement of an ARNTD mentor who will serve as their research quality guarantor. 

The small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers will provide up to three grants, ranging from USD 15,000-25,000. Applicants will have to demonstrate that the proposed research or activity is aligned with country/program interests and has potential institutional/individual capacity building impact. A key feature of the small grants targeted at mid-career/senior researchers is that can be used to supplement a clearly defined aspect of on-going research or to answer a new question linked to on-going NTD research.

Send applications via http://arntd.org/opportunities

Job: Regional Programme Development Manager for East and Southern Africa

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 29 Jan 2017

About Us:

Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to**: children by choice, not chance.**

The Role:

The Regional Programme Development Manager, East & Southern Africa (ESA) is a challenging and wide-ranging role. It is unique at MSI and offers the right candidate the chance to concentrate on a defined and specific area of critical work, which if done well, will benefit not only the ESA region, but MSI as a whole.

Under the direction of the Regional Operations Director, you will identify areas for capacity building in compliance and grant management within the region, facilitate country programmes to develop capacity in key skills such as Project Cycle Management, donor report writing and proposal writing; ensure cross country learnings are leveraged and embedded using a Communities of Practice model; and assist with the provision of critical support to drive the Performance Management and growth of high quality family planning and safe abortion services across the region: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Regional Programme Development Manager will also be expected to contribute to the successful delivery of the regional OGSMs. Under the direction of the Regional Operations Director you will have significant responsibility for the region’s implementation of MSI’s strategy “Scaling Up Excellence” and will play a significant role in the long-term sustainability of the region.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Sustained and demonstrable programme management/officer/ grant management experience
  • Experience working in the field in an operational role, preferably for an international organisation
  • Demonstrable administrative, finance and programme management experience
  • Demonstrable experience working within a donor funded environment
  • Highly developed relationship development and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Highly developed problem solving, diplomatic, networking and negotiation skills
  • skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Demonstration of ‘making things happen’, operating at pace and delivering effectively through others
  • A knowledge of reproductive health care (desirable)
For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition you will have the right to work in the UK and be pro-choice on abortion.

Location: London (although we may consider field based staff in their country of origin)

Closing date: 29th January 2017 (midnight GMT). Interviews will take place before this date (for suitable candidates).

Salary: £38-50k p/a depending on experience and ability

All nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please apply via the link: https://careers.mariestopes.org.uk/vacancy/regional-programme-development-manager--east-and-southern-africa-299765.html

Call for applications: ICJ - University traineeship program

Call for applications for the 2017-2018 University Traineeship Programme of the International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) invites applications for the University Traineeship Programme for 2017-2018. Participation in the programme is limited to nominating universities that accept the conditions indicated in the post description and meet the additional requirements set out below.

The programme was established in 1999 in order to enable recent law graduates to gain experience working at the ICJ. It aims to improve participants' understanding of international law and of the Court's processes by actively involving them in the work of the Court and allowing them to build on their experience under the supervision of a judge.

The deadline for the submission of applications by universities is 15 February 2017. The Court will make its selection on the basis of the candidates' application documents. It is expected to reach its final decision in March/April 2017. Nominating universities will be notified accordingly.
  1. Selection of candidates
    While it is possible to nominate a single candidate, the Court encourages universities to propose more than one. Universities are also strongly encouraged to limit applications to candidates who have excellent results in their law studies and who have demonstrated an interest in international law through their studies, publications or work experience. The Court does not accept applications from individuals.

  2. Letters of reference
    Universities should submit at least two letters of reference for each candidate, preferably from individuals who can attest to the candidate's abilities in the field of international law.

  3. Writing sample
    Universities are requested to submit a sample of each candidate's written work of no more than 15 typewritten pages that has either been submitted for publication or is of similar publishable quality. The Court sets great store by this part of the application and would appreciate the nominating university making every effort to enable the Court to consider written work produced directly by the candidate. 

  4. Presentation of the applications
    Universities are kindly requested to submit the application documents in Word or PDF format in the following order:
(a) letter from the university sponsoring the candidate;
(b) letter of application from the candidate;
(c) completed ICJ University Trainee Application Form in one of the official languages of the Court;
(d) curriculum vitae of the candidate;
(e) copy of the candidate's official academic record;
(f) letters of reference; and
(g) candidate's writing sample.