Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2017

This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown
  1. outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise
  2. outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing area, and who show great promise
will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony this November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).

  1. Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2017)
  2. Should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
  3. Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions
  4. Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on November 2, 2017.
Application deadline: May 26, 2017 (Fri.)

Click here for Guidelines and application forms

Call for Applications for 2017 AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant: Closing on 10 May 2017

The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the next intake programme: the AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers is now open.

AGNES aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES and potential AGNES members. The programme enables researchers studying towards a Masters or PhD from sub-Saharan African countries to spend research stays between 1 and 2 months at a university/research institute in other sub-Saharan African country.

If you know of anyone please inform them, also we urge you to please spread this information as widely as possible and inform anyone you might know who is interested in this great opportunity.

Interested junior scientists should submit their electronic applications directly to the AGNES Desk via email: [email protected] by 10 May 2017. Please ensure that the application and all supporting documents reach the AGNES desk by midnight South African time.

Downloads: 2017 Call for Applications and CV Template_AGNES Mobility Grant.

ACALISE National / International Scholarships for PhD

Call For Applications

Uganda Martyrs University Central Scholarship Committee in conjunction with African Center of Excellence in Agroecology and Livelihood System (ACALISE) invites applications from eligible candidates for the ACALISE National / International Scholarships for the PhD in Agroecology and Food Systems and MSc in Agroecology, MSc in Monitoring and Evaluation and MSc in Development Economics. The scholarship will be a contribution towards tuition fees as per the University fees structure. International students will in addition receive a contribution towards living costs and accommodation.


Eligible candidates must be citizens of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, admitted to study in any of the ACALISE Programmes listed above at Uganda Martyrs University or our partner institutions.Applicants must meet the admission conditions of Uganda Martyrs University.

Scholarship Tenure
PhD and MSc Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of three and two years respectively. The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and will be renewed upon successful completion of the preceding year and submission of a competence report by the Supervisor.
Note: This is a scholarship incentive and applicants should be ready to make a contribution towards the entire cost of the Programme

Regional and Female candidates as well as candidates from less privileged groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Documents

1. Fully filled and signed Uganda Martyrs University Scholarship form
2. Signed curriculum vitae.
3. Certifieduniversity degree certificates and transcripts.
4. Proof of admission to the ACALISE Programmes.
5. Letter of motivation
6. 2 Referees at least one from Academia
Foreign Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Candidates who have been awarded Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees at accredited universities or similar Institutions of higher learning which issue academic documents in languages other than English shall submit notarized English translations of all supporting documentation including, but not limited to, Transcripts, degrees, and diplomas.
The academic levels or equivalence of the qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be authenticated by the Uganda National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

Application Deadline
A complete application form together with all the application documents listed above should be sent to email: [email protected] before Monday, May15, 2017 by close of business.


For inquiries about postgraduate programmes, contact the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research on email: [email protected] or Tel: +256 (0) 454 660 159, +256 (0) 382 410 611

A non-refundable Application Fee of UGX 40,000 (excluding bank charges) should be paid on issue/submission of the form.

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Scientists grow lamb fetus inside artificial womb; A step closer to sustaining premature human babies

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have created an artificial womb. Inside of the womb, they placed a premature lamb fetus. They then kept the fetus in the womb for four weeks. The big question was: Would the lamb fetus survive?

Turns out, it didn't just survive, it thrived. Over its four weeks in the artificial womb, the lamb started to grow a wool coat, gained weight, and even opened its eyes. The researchers successfully tested eight lamb fetuses this way. But growing lamb fetuses is just the beginning.

Ultimately, the researchers are working toward creating an artificial womb that could sustain premature human babies. Preemies haven't had time to fully develop in the womb and, therefore, are at a higher risk of health problems throughout their life.

If doctors could place a preemie inside of an artificial womb where it could spend its remaining weeks fully developing, this could completely change that baby's life. The researchers emphasized that future artificial wombs for humans could only sustain babies born after 23 weeks in the womb.

So, the mother's womb is still essential for conception and early-stage development.

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New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) is a Government funded scholarship, administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the NZIDRS you must meet ALL five eligibility criteria.
  • These criteria are non-negotiable.
  • You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  • You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  • If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 01 July 2016
  • You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Call for applications: Governance for Development in Africa Initiative

The Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, is pleased to announce the extension of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative, funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, for another five years, until 2018. The focus of the project remains the same in terms of creating a dedicated environment to support Africans to study the socio-economic, political, and legal links between governance and development.

The continuing support of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation aims to enable Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries by building their skills within an expert academic environment.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s £1.5 million gift will fund four dedicated programmes at SOAS: 3 Masters scholarships annually; 1 PhD scholarship annually; 1 Residential School in Africa annually; and the Governance conversations series (www.governanceinafrica.org).

For more information on each component, please open the following:

Call for Applications: Intercultural Innovation Award 2017

The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

Who can apply?

Eligible to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award are not-for-profit organizations managing projects focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding, and who are willing to expand their range of action. Examples include projects in the fields of combating xenophobia, education for global citizenship, interfaith dialogue, migration and integration, prevention of violent extremism, as well as initiatives addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)

More info at https://interculturalinnovation.org/the-award

The call for applications for the 2017 edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award is now open. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST. Apply now to get training, mentoring and funding to help your project expand and replicate.

Short Story Day Africa 2017 Flow Workshop Series

Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops in the following cities:

Johannesburg, South Africa | 27 May 2017

Cape Town, South Africa | 27 May 2017

Nairobi, Kenya | 3 June 2017

Windhoek, Namibia | 3 June 2017

Yaoundé, Cameroon | 3 June 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 3 June 2017

Kigali, Rwanda* | 10 June 2017 | By Invitation Only.

Writers working on entries for the prestigious 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize, or wanting to begin drafting an entry for the prize, are invited to submit an application.

Send a 200 word sample of your original writing, along with a short biographical statement of no more than 100 words, to [email protected] with the subject line ID FLOW and the country you are applying for, i.e. ID FLOW KENYA if you are applying for Kenya, ID FLOW NAMIBIA if you are applying for Namibia. If you do not use this subject line your submission will be missed. Submissions close 2 May 2017. The writing sample need not be from your ID entry, but must be unpublished. Please read the Terms and Conditions below carefully before applying.

The workshop is free for selected participants, however space is limited. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 May 2017. If you have not heard from us by 10 May 2017, your application has not been successful.

*Please note the Kigali workshop is by invitation only.

Details of the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize are available on the website: http://shortstorydayafrica.org/the-ssda-prize/

We are grateful to our Flow Workshop partners, the Goethe-Institut. Additionally, we would like to thank The Miles Morland Foundation, Worldreader, Huza Press and our many smaller yet equally vital patrons, without whom the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize and ID Anthology would not be possible. A full list is available on our Sponsors page.

Terms and conditions of entry:
  1. Only African citizens, as well as persons residing permanently (granted permanent residence or similar) in any African country, are eligible to attend the workshops. 
  2. The workshops are free, and refreshments will be provided. However, only selected participants may attend. 
  3. Travel costs costs to the workshop are not covered. Applicants are entirely responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the venue.
  4. Any person granted a place at the workshop who does not then attend will be disqualified from entering the 2017 SSDA Prize and any SSDA Prize in the future, excepting where 48 hours notice is given or in cases of extreme emergency. 
  5. Previous Flow Workshop participants may not apply.
  6. To apply, submit a 200 word sample of your original work, and accompanying 100 word bio to [email protected] with the subject line ID FLOW and the country you are applying for, i.e. ID FLOW KENYA if you are applying for Kenya, ID FLOW NAMIBIA if you are applying for Namibia etc. If you do not use this subject line your submission will be missed. The sample must be unpublished, but need not be from your ID entry. 
  7. Submissions close 2 May 2017.
  8. The Kigali Workshop is held in association with Huza Press, and only writers who are part of the Huza Press mentorship programme are invited to attend.
  9. Samples must be submitted in English, and any writers wishing to attend the workshops or enter ID must be able to write in English.
  10. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 May 2017. The judges decision is final.

UN University Junior Fellows Internship Programme Office of the Rector

The United Nations University Office of the Rector recruits highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo. Junior Fellows are recruited through a competitive application process twice per year. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations — and in particular, UNU — are encouraged to apply.

The qualifications that are considered in each application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:
  • is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
  • has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

SES Schwarzman Scholars Now Accepting Applications for Third Class of Future Leaders

Schwarzman Scholars has opened their global application for the third cohort of young leaders. The highly selective, fully-funded scholarship program is designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political, and civil society leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities inside and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, practical training/internships, and travel seminars around China. Scholars will learn about the emergence of China as an economic and political force from world‐class faculty from leading institutions and guest speakers at the state‐of‐the‐art Schwarzman College. The dynamic core curriculum offers the choice of concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

The scholarship aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year and welcomes undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals up to age 28 of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character. Eligible applicants from any field are invited to apply.

Schwarzman Scholars is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend. The program is supported through a number of generous contributions to Schwarzman Scholars with a fundraising goal of $500 million. Schwarzman Scholars’ inaugural class is currently in residence at Schwarzman College and is comprised of 110 scholars from 32 countries and 75 universities. The program recently announced its second cohort to arrive on campus in August 2017. The second class of 129 exceptional young people is composed of students from 30 countries and 75 universities with 45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world. Of the applicants offered acceptance into the program, 97% will join the new class, representing a higher acceptance yield than the most competitive U.S. business and law schools. This year the program will accept 140 scholars for the Class of 2019.

The application can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars website, www.schwarzmanscholars.org and will be open until 11:59PM EST on September 28, 2017. More than 300 finalists will be invited to an in-person interview in Singapore (October 27th), London (November 1st), or New York (November 6th & 7th) and will be notified of their acceptance in mid-November 2017. Those selected for an interview will go before panels of distinguished global figures including CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives and journalists. For applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, regardless of where they attended university, the appropriate application can be found on the Tsinghua University website.

Royal Veterinary College Commonwealth Scholarships: MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health - Developing Commonwealth Countries

To study the MSc, students must have:
  • Either a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific subject:
- veterinary science
- animal science
- agriculture
- biological sciences or medicine.
  • Or a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific discipline, which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.
English language requirement:

Applicants must provide documentary evidence acceptable to the University that the applicant has passed the IELTS English Proficiency test within the past three years, with an overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test.

Applicants are invited to apply whilst awaiting IELTS results. The English language result is not required prior to application.

Deadline for application: 12 May 2017
Studies commence: January 2018
More info at http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/commonwealth-scholarships-royal-veterinary-college

PhD Fellowship: Biomarker HIV associated TB

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative performs cutting-edge clinical and immunology research in TB pathogenesis, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, and vaccine development. We are inviting applications for a PhD fellowship to take part in a project that will evaluate performance of a blood RNA biomarker of TB disease in HIV infected persons. This project (CORTIS-HR), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is being conducted in collaboration with partners at Stellenbosch University, CAPRISA, and the Aurum Institute. The PhD student will be based at the University of Cape Town. The successful candidate will design and perform analytic approaches to evaluate the effects of demographic, clinical, and laboratory factors, including HIV treatment and viral suppression markers, on the diagnostic and prognostic performance of a blood-based RNA signature for TB disease that was discovered and validated in HIV uninfected persons. 

Key Requirements: 
  • MBChB or Masters degree in Public Health or related field. 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistical experience. 
  • Proficiency in analysis of large datasets. 
  • Familiarity with R and/or Stata programming. 

Job: Protection & Inclusion Specialist, Kibondo, Tanzania

Based in Kibondo, Tanzania

Open to International [unaccompanied] and Tanzania Nationals

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people– including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

HelpAge International in Tanzania is looking for a Protection and Inclusion Specialist to support the implementation of Protection Policy and global humanitarian protection mainstreaming standards within HelpAge’s own response to the Burundi Refugee Response Programme. The post holder is expected to carry out effective advocacy for the protection of People with Specific Needs (PSNs) and influence the humanitarian community to address barriers that limit the inclusion of most vulnerable groups in the ongoing humanitarian response in North Western Tanzania. The candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop the capacity of national and community-based protection actors/networks by assess existing services, identifying gaps and recommending strategies that promote inclusion through quality and accountable services that meet the needs of PSNs.

The candidate will have substantial experience managing protection programmes in large scale refugee operations, including chronic complex emergencies, with sound knowledge of international legal frameworks for protection, excellent skills in advocacy, negotiations and diplomacy with ability to influence actors at operational and national levels. The candidate is able to work well within a diverse team and contribute to capacity building of HelpAge and staff of other organisations. Has the ability to interact at multiple levels of government authorities, and able to network with UN agencies and humanitarian organization.

For a full job description and instructions of how to apply, please follow this link - http://www.helpage.org//protection&inclusionspecialist

Closing date: 07 May 2017

Job: Programme Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation (2 year fixed term contract)

Sightsavers has an exciting vacancy for a Programme Officer to join our team based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. You will join our team and be instrumental in in various programmes including Social Inclusion and Health.

The position reports to the Programme Manager and will coordinate and provide technical support to the Coordinated Approach towards Community Eye Health Project in Tanzania through planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

The ideal candidate will possess a University Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Public Health or equivalent from a recognised University.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience, ideally in an INGO environment; experience in all aspects of Project Management in community level development programmes; and experience in health programming. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in programme and project management; monitoring and evaluation; report writing; and working with a number of partners. Experience and understanding of government systems particularly the health sector will be advantageous.

You will have strong interpersonal, communication, capacity building or facilitation skills; ability to work under minimum supervision; ability to work with project budgets and in-depth knowledge of computer packages and Global ICT communication systems.


For more information and how to apply, please visit our website: https://jobs.sightsavers.org/job/programme-officer-monitoring-evaluation...

Closing date: 14 May 2017

WJP 2017 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism

The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism acknowledges journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law.

The 2017 competition is now open, with applications due 28 May 2017. Please read below for application details. (Read about our 2016 WJP Anthony Lewis Prize winner here.)

Selection Process

Journalists from around the world may be nominated for excellence in rule of law reporting beginning April 13, 2017, and ending at May 28, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time). After nominations are reviewed and refined by a WJP Anthony Lewis Prize staff committee, consulting widely, an official judging panel will review and select the winning journalist. The winner of the WJP 2017 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism will be announced in July of 2017. The winner will receive $10,000 USD.
  • The prize will be awarded to a currently working journalist (or a team of journalists working on an in-depth series) who has demonstrated excellence in rule of law reporting. 
  • The journalist’s work (as demonstrated through key examples of their writing) will be judged on how effectively they have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. 
  • Nominees can be from any country in the world, but entries must be in English or have been translated into English.
  • Anyone can nominate a journalist, including self-nominations/applications. 

To nominate a journalist, please send an email with the following information:
  1. Name of journalist 
  2. Contact information, if known
  3. Key examples of work, including recent work (send working links or attach PDF). Please include English translations if the writing is not originally in English.
  4. Reason you believe this journalist’s writing has demonstrated excellence in rule of law reporting and has directly contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. 
  5. Your name
  6. Your email address 
Email nominations or questions to: [email protected]. Please include “Anthony Lewis Prize” in the subject line.

Reporting Grants for Women's Stories 2017

Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience.
  • All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our website prior to beginning this application. 
More info at https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/83013/reporting-grants-for-womens-stories-2017-round-1

Ends on May 16, 2017

CONFINTEA Scholarships

CONFINTEA Scholarships Programme

In 2012, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) launched a new initiative offering scholarships to researchers and education professionals from UNESCO Member States. CONFINTEA Scholarships generally run every September, though under special circumstances, Scholarships may run in other months. CONFINTEA Scholars conduct their research at the UIL Library for a period of one month. In addition, they have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and UIL’s external partners. UIL covers travel and accommodation costs and contributes a lump sum of €500 towards the costs of food, visas, etc.

CONFINTEA Scholarships are funded by private donations. To date, donations have been kindly made by:
  • the British educationalist Peter Jarvis and his publisher Taylor & Francis;
  • the Nomura Centre for Lifelong Integrated Education in Japan; and
  • the US educationalist Alexander Charters
  • Who can apply for a CONFINTEA Scholarship?
Researchers and education professionals from UNESCO Member States who work in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult education and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.

Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce:
  • policy proposals;
  • programme tools;
  • articles; and
  • research papers
that can be shared with decision-makers in their home countries.

How to apply for a CONFINTEA Scholarship

An official call for applications, which outlines the application process, is published every March. The deadline for applications is the end of May. Successful candidates will be informed in early June. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about upcoming calls for applications. If you have any questions, please contact the CONFINTEA Scholarship Coordinator, Ms Lisa Krolak.

Call for applications: Expat Youth Scholarship (for students, ages 13-21)

Clements Worldwide is pleased to announce the launch of its 9th annual Expat Youth Scholarship (EYS). Designed exclusively for students aged 13 to 21 experiencing life in foreign countries amidst unfamiliar cultures, the EYS contest is a testament to Clements’ ongoing commitment to the international expatriate community. Clements will award US$ 10,000.00 in scholarship funds to the winners.

Who is Eligible?

Students ages 13-21 of any nationality who have resided in a foreign country for at least six consecutive months. To qualify for the “Ages 13-16” category, you must be aged between 13-16 (born between 2001 and 2004). To qualify for the “Ages 17-21” category, you must be aged 17-21 (born between 1996 and 2000).

Entry Requirements

For this year's Scholarship, we are asking expat students to take a photo visually capturing how you will use your experience living abroad to make a difference in the world, and write an accompanying short essay. To participate and have a chance at winning a scholarship, eligible contestants should complete the form to submit your entry. Once you enter, your photo will be reviewed. Once it has been approved it will be displayed in the contest gallery. Having trouble? Just email [email protected] with the subject line "Expat Youth Scholarship".

More info at https://www.clements.com/resources/expat-resources/expat-youth-scholarship

Entries / submissions period: April 20th 12:00am EST - May 25th, 11:59pm EST

Call for applications: Reporting Fellowship To Zanzibar, Tanzania, August 2017

The IWMF is now accepting applications for a Reporting Fellowship to Tanzania, to take place in August 2017. As part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, a group of six journalists will report from Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island off the east coast of mainland Tanzania, covering stories related to the trip theme of civic engagement.

Applicants are asked to pitch stories relevant to the trip location and theme; stories must focus on in-depth and new narratives and be notably different from those reported on previous Fellowships. We will prioritize applications with creative, thoughtful, and original pitches. View a full list of previously reported stories.

Please note that the feasibility of day trips outside Zanzibar will be assessed by IWMF staff and trip leaders on a case-by-case basis.

To date, 91 journalists from 23 countries have pursued a wide range of topics that go beyond the well-established beats of political instability, armed conflict, and humanitarian crisis in the region.

During the next two years, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. By 2019, more than 250 reporters will have together reshaped traditional media narratives around the region.


August 6-19, 2017


Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete an orientation and Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT) August 6-9. They then depart for eight days of in-country work August 10-19 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.


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

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media. Please note that internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets (a letter from an editor is strongly preferred). 

Job: Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager (Switzerland)

SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed sustainably strengthens and meaningfully expands existing health services.

We are offering an exciting position for a mid-career development professional. As part of the international program department based in Lucerne, you will manage the country program portfolios of Tanzania.

Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager

Contract Type
  • Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)
Place of Assignment
  • Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to the project sites in Ulanga, Malinyi, Mbulu District)
Start of duties
  • As soon as possible, with a certain flexibility
Program Tanzania

SolidarMed implements a thriving health program consisting of three pillars: (1) Quality of care at hospitals and at decentralized health facilities (focus: maternal and child health, HIV and TB); (2) Human resources for health: preservice and in-service training, upgrading, retention measures; (3) Community based health program focusing on pregnant women and children.

Within its country program, SolidarMed promotes operational research to inform policy dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The position comprises both the management of the project “Support to Edgar Maranta School of Nursing” (ca. 50 % of working time) and the coordination of the country program (ca. 50 % of working time).

Your responsibilities as country coordinator
  • Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the country program
  • Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program
  • Support and supervise the project managers
  • Oversee SolidarMeds administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)
  • Contribute to program and project development
  • Engage in local fundraising
  • Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential collaborations
  • Collaborate with national and international project and research partners: Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences
  • Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, operational research and policy dialogue
  • The position does not include clinical work; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for qualified candidates
Your responsibilities as project manager
  • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta School of Nursing”
  • Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule
  • Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project (starting in mid-2019)
  • Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation
  • Ensure lessons learnt are shared with policy makers, stakeholders, and partners
Your profile
  • Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and a Master in Public Health
  • Good understanding and clinical experience of issues related to maternal and child health, and infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria
  • Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally at district level
  • Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration
  • Accustomed to using project cycle management and project development tools
  • Knowledge of and interest in principles and methods of operational research
  • Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team
  • Language skills in English (excellent in written and spoken), Kiswahili (basic, readiness to learn) and German (asset)
What we Offer

We offer an attractive benefit package in line with Swiss standards. You can expect flexible working hours, a stimulating environment and flat hierarchies. Our team combines a great mix of ambition, dedication, experience and expertise drawn from a range of backgrounds including health, development, research, business and the charity sector. We encourage professional development and offer access to national and international competence networks.

To apply
  • Send your CV, a short cover letter and copies of your qualifications to [email protected] with “Health Program Manager” as reference in the subject line of your email.
  • Please note that SolidarMed only accepts electronic applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates
  • Deadline for applications: 22th of May 2017.

For further details, please contact Sandra Lerch at SolidarMed on [email protected] or +41 - 41 310 66 60
We look forward to receiving your application!

Estonia Scholarship: Postgraduate Diploma program International Relations and European Integration

In the academic year 2017/2018 Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), in co-operation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers full scholarships for young diplomats and civil servants to participate in the Postgraduate Diploma program International Relations and European Integration taking place at the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn, from September 2017 until May 2018.

The person applying for the scholarship:

- comes from a country eligible for ODA (see http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.htm)
- is not older than 35 years (when applying);
- has at least a BA degree;
- has very good command of English (speaking, reading, writing skills are required at the level of advanced);
- is currently employed by their country's/territory's foreign or civil service and has been working there for at least one year;
- is highly motivated to learn about international relations and related disciplines. Priority will be given to the candidates strongly motivated to continue their professional careers within the service of their respective country/territory;
- is hard working, co-operative and ready for cross-cultural study environment.

More info at http://edk.edu.ee/index.php/news/248-call-for-scholarships-for-academic-year-2017-2018

Application must reach ESD by June 9, 2017 at the latest.

2017 Global Freedom Exchange Program for Anti-Trafficking Leaders

Capitalizing on the expertise of international leaders throughout the world, the Global Freedom Exchange is a partnership between Vital Voices, Hilton Worldwide, and Heineken that leverages leadership to end sex trafficking. This program seeks to engage emerging and established women leaders who are on the forefront of global efforts to prevent and end sex trafficking, particularly as it relates to and impacts children.

Each year, the Global Freedom Exchange convenes a select group of women leaders from countries around the world with the goal of providing participants with specific knowledge, skills, and relationships that will benefit their professional development and the communities they serve. Over the past four years, the Global Freedom Exchange has involved a total of 87 women leaders from 38 countries who have developed unique, effective approaches to address human trafficking in a two-week experiential, interactive, learning and networking program in the United States.

Find out more at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3390380/2017-Global-Freedom-Exchange-Nomination-Application-Form

The online application will be open until 11:59 PM (EST) on May 19, 2017.

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Youth Assembly Scholarship

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation recognizes that meaningful youth participation in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires empowering young people, especially those who are furthest behind. Therefore, the Foundation seeks to provide a merit-based scholarship opportunity to a deserving youth to attend the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York. This opportunity is only the beginning of the Foundation’s growing efforts to make the Youth Assembly an open and inclusive platform for youth coming from all socioeconomic backgrounds.


A fully sponsored delegate place to attend the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York. The scholarship winner will also be given the opportunity to speak at the podium during the conference.

  • Access to the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transportation between the conference venue and other side events
  • The cost of travel to and from New York

The following criterion will be evaluated:
  • Candidates must be aged between 16 - 28 years old
- Academic achievements, which may include:
- Academic GPA or average, honors and awards
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Professional achievements
  • Involvement in school-based activities, which may include extracurriculars 
  • Involvement and impact in the community, which may include volunteer services, self-led projects, social action, and advocacy
  • Financial need

Individuals must submit the online application and all other required documentation by May 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m E.S.T (NY, U.S Time). Applications will be shortlisted by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation for an online interview. The Foundation will select one winner to attend the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly on May 15, 2017.


For inquiries, please email [email protected]

UNESCO-UNAM / Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts

The creation of the Prize was approved on 27 October 2014 by the 195th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO. Awarded every two years, the Prize is intended to reward the efforts of a person, group of people or international institution that has contributed to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities. It is meant to promote pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity.

The Prize was inspired by the life from one of the founding members of UNESCO and Director-General of the Organization from 1948 to 1952. Eminent poet, novelist, essay writer and diplomat, Jaime Torres Bodet was graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He struggled for international social justice and against illiteracy. He promoted the reconstruction of the educational system, reinforced the importance of the Organization in the world, encouraged the access of women to education, and supported cultural development as a condition for international peace.

The winners of the Prize receive a monetary award of 50,000 US dollars. This Prize highlights the close links between UNESCO and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Call for Candidates - 2017 Edition

UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to submit nominations for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2017.

Deadline for the submission of candidates : 30 May 2017.
Who is eligible?

Candidates are required to have made an outstanding contribution to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in the social sciences and humanities. The application file should include (a) the attached nomination form duly completed in English or French; and, (b) supporting documentation on the work carried out by the candidate.
How to submit your nomination

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 30 May 2017, by filling out the nomination form in either English or French.

Nominated candidates may be individuals, groups of people or international institutions. No self-nomination will be considered.
Download the Nomination Form
Send it, duly signed and stamped, to

Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez
Executive Secretary of the UNESCO/UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize
Social and Human Sciences Sector - UNESCO
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 68 38 62
E-mail: pm.monreal-gonzalez(at)unesco.org

Source: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/events/prizes-and-celebrations/unesco-prizes/jaime-torres-bodet-prize/

Xl Africa is looking for 20 digital startups seeking to raise between $250K and $1.5M in funding

  • Your startup is for profit and registered
  • Your team consists of at least 3 people
  • Your team is based in one of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • You have a very strong management team
  • You have a digital product or service available on the market right now, with demonstrated tangible traction and evidence of revenue
  • You have potential to achieve scale
  • You are seeking investment capital in the range of $250K – $1.5m
  • While there will be exceptions, mostly likely your startup has already received investment capital, structured as either debt or equity, or received grants from donor organizations.
More info at https://vc4a.com/xl-africa/program

Application deadline June 12, 2017

CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institut: Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, invites applications from academics and researchers from African universities and research centers to participate in the 2017 session of the Gender institute, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from June 12-23, 2017.

Continue at http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2716&lang=en

Application Deadline: 15th May 2017

Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition

Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (LKYGBPC) derives its name from Singapore’s founding prime minister, who developed the country’s defining business plan bringing the Asian city onto the global stage.

It is this spirit of intelligence, entrepreneurship, innovation and ambition the competition enshrines as it invites the brightest minds from the world’s most entrepreneurial universities to come together to tackle the challenges of the 21’st century.

Global Platform

The competition is a platform for Singapore to engage with the global innovation & entrepreneurship community, and showcase our innovation capability and ambition to the rest of the world.

This year participants are invited to propose innovative technology/data centric products and services that address the opportunities and challenges a smart city faces in the following areas:
Find out more at https://www.smu.edu.sg/lky?lang=en

Submission Deadline Friday, 16th June 2017

Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship

The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $160,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.

More info at https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/financial-aid/international-students/stanford-africa-mba-fellowship

Application is available online between 24 April - 7 June 2017

Call for applications: Young Champions of the Earth

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists.

If you have a big idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a vision for a more sustainable future; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth.

What do the Young Champions receive?
  • Six Young Champions of the Earth are selected every year, one from each global region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and West Asia). Each winner receives the following: 
  • US$15,000 in seed funding;
  • Attendance at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, December 2017, and the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 2018 (all expenses paid);
  • An introduction to over 100 environment ministers at the Champions of the Earth Gala Dinner;
  • Publicity and recognition through online and global media;
  • Access to high-profile mentors and customized training in communications, project planning, financial management, etc.
  • Participation in an intensive, one-week entrepreneurship course in Europe in the first quarter of 2018 (all expenses paid).
More info at http://web.unep.org/youngchampions/about-us

Call for participants: Academy for African Urban Diversity

The AAUD supports a new generation of scholars in the humanistic social sciences pursing research that advances knowledge about mobility and urban diversity in Africa. We welcome applicants from all social sciences disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, contemporary history, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, urban studies, and planning. We also encourage applicants from other disciplines who engage expressly with urban theory. Applicants should have completed data collection by the time of the academy, and be in the initial phase of the write-up period. While we push for theoretical engagement, projects should be empirically grounded.

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program.
  • Must have completed an extended period of empirical research not more than 12 months before the academy begins and is expected to submit a completed dissertation within 12 to 18 months of the first Academy date.
  • Ability to converse and write in English, the academy language
  • Must be willing and able to travel to South Africa and Germany on the academy dates
The AAUD provides all travel related costs for those selected to attend.

More info at http://africanurbandiversity.org

Applications will be accepted until 14 May, 2017.

Job: Grants Coordinator - Tanzania

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

Background/IRC Summary:

IRC Tanzania's current sectors include Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection Youth and Livelihoods, Reproductive Health, Community-Based Rehabilitation, Education, and Mental Health. The Grant Coordinator will assist in the development of all proposals, be responsible for tracking, coordinating the development, and submissions of all donor reports. In coordination with Deputy Director for Programs (DDP) she/he will contribute to program design and monitoring and evaluation initiatives, fundraising and developing new programs in refugee camps (in Western Tanzania), in host and urban settings (Dar Es Salaam and Kigoma Region).

Job Overview/Summary:

The Grants Coordinator reports to the (DDP) and is a member of the senior management team and participates in the country program's strategic planning processes. The Grants Coordinator will supervise 1 Senior Grant Manager based in Dar Es Salaam and 1 Grant Manager based in Kigoma region.

Major Responsibilities:

Grants & Compliance
  • Work with the Senior Grant Manager and Grant Manager to ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time; that reports are coherent and accurate (proposal, interim or final report)
  • In coordination with DDP, Field Coordinators and the Grant Manager, organize Grant Opening and Closing meetings, as well as monthly/regular grants review meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, procurement planning and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles
  • Coordinate with IRC-UK and IRC NY, monitor implementation of program to ensure they are in accordance with donor and IRC internal requirements and act as focal point in all communications with IRC Regional Unit and IRC UK office on Grants management issues, including sharing of monthly grant tracking updates.
  • Maintain proper records of all Grants and sub-grants.
  • Act as focal point in facilitating proposal and donor report reviews and approvals by technical advisors and other relevant persons at HQ (including maintaining OTIS).
  • Act as custodian of documentation of institutional knowledge and program activities in coordination with relevant sector supervisors and coordinators.
  • Train and support program staff on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and Grants management.
Proposal Development
  • Work with DDP, Field Coordinators, Grant Manager based in the field, Technical Coordinators to support the process of quality proposals and the development of new projects and funding proposals
  • Assist the DDP to align new proposals to the country Strategy Action Plan ( SAP)
  • Liaise with NY grants units, technical units and IRC UK to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply are donor compliant
  • Visit field sites in order to work directly with program staff on the development of proposals and to regularly visit IRC program activities
Fundraising & Visibility
  • In coordination with DDP cultivate donor relationships nationally and for specific target regions
  • Track upcoming opportunities by priority sector
  • Develop a communication and visibility strategy and support preparation of materials such as brochures and newsletters.
  • Support development of external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings on IRC Tanzania as a whole and IRC Tanzania programs in particular
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, Masters degree preferred.
  • At least three years experience working in humanitarian or development programs; regional experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working with international non-governmental organizations in the area of grant management previous experience in working with European and US public donors.
  • Previous successful experience developing projects and writing proposals to donors International experience with experience in Africa.
  • Skills and Abilities: Strong proposal writing and budgeting skills, IT proficiency, excellent communication and writing skills, good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team setting, ability and willingness to travel to remote areas, and ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills; Swahili a plus
How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXN0cmlkLm1hdGhldy42NTQ5NC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Job: Emergency Response Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 May 2017

The Organisation

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

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

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

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

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

The Opportunity

Plan International is the lead implementing partner of UNHCR in the area of Child Protection for Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and is also implementing youth empowerment and Education in Emergencies programs in both camps.

We are recruiting for an Emergency Response Manager to manage and oversee Plan International’s response to the Burundi Refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will lead a team of almost 60 national and international staff based in Kibondo across three camps.

Managing the Field Emergency Response Team (ERT) and acting as the interface between the Field Emergency Response Team and the Country Director, you will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response, developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. Key responsibilities will include assessment, programme design and planning, implementation and advocacy, public relations and representation efforts as you strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.

The Person

With proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters, you will have lead multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams under difficult circumstances, in a sensitive and participatory manner, with management responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets, a high level of expertise in external representation and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

You will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.

A confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

Location: Kibondo in Kigoma region

Type of role: Initial one year fixed term contract. There may be possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 USD plus benefits

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd May

How to apply:

Please visit our website at https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19242&company=PlanInt&userna...= for further information and to apply for this role.

Job: Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 May 2017

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

USAID Tanzania is planning a new Future Entrepreneurs and Leaders (FuEL) project to economically empower young Tanzanian men and women in rural areas by strengthening their workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, leadership and life skills. In doing so, FuEL seeks to catalyze the start and expansion of youth-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to drive the growth of rural economies. Targeting the regions of Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar, the project will place particular focus on income-generating activities within agricultural and other rural value chains.

As Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead you will:

Under this proposed program, the Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead will oversee and provide technical leadership on youth access to entrepreneurship and workforce readiness training. The Lead will also oversee design and execution of a strategy for partnerships with the private sector (especially agribusinesses), government and financial institutions to contribute to sustainable youth enterprises and employment.

You will have:
  • A master’s degree in agricultural economics, economics, business, international development, public policy, education, or other relevant field and at least 4 years of experience in agriculture, SME development/ entrepreneurship, workforce development or youth economic development in Tanzania. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 6 years of experience may be substituted for a master's degree
  • Understanding of private sector challenges and opportunities in rural Tanzania, with a particular focus on agriculture
  • Strong analytical abilities and demonstrated knowledge of business
  • Ability to write a business case about an economic opportunity preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for youth economic empowerment and improvement of livelihoods
  • Experience with positive youth development approaches and proven experience engaging and equitably integrating women and girls strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Project management experience, with proven success in playing a substantive technical role in relevant areas
  • Experience working on projects of $10M+ and USAID experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, monitor and assure quality. Familiarity with M&E frameworks and reporting is required but in-depth expertise is not essential
  • Excellent communication and soft skills, including strong presentation, networking and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Tanzanian candidates strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
How to apply:

We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

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Job: Field Project Manager - MEDA, Tanzania

  • Minimum of ten years of senior level experience leading and managing complex, large scale, multimillion-dollar economic development initiatives (or similar private sector experience); specific technical expertise may also be an asset depending on the project such as investment, women’s economic empowerment, agricultural development, market systems and financial inclusion.
  • University degree (ideally Master’s) in international development, business administration or related field.
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English is required. Working knowledge of regional languages is desirable.
  • Proven field building and field team leadership abilities in a field office environment and demonstrated collaborative relationships with North American-based HQ specialists and management.
  • Functional experience in marketing, business planning, business growth advisory service or related areas.
  • Demonstrated private sector experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated donor relations reporting and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize stakeholders into partnerships and alliances, lead and facilitate collaborative processes.
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith statement, values, mission and purpose.
More info at http://www.indevjobs.org/jobs/field-project-manager-tanzania

Apply By: Friday, May 12, 2017

Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Call for Applications for 2017 Fellowship Programme

Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2017

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.

In the framework of the Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this year the Fellowship will be held from 13 November to 1 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Participant’s entitlement:

Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

Who can apply?
  • The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora. · The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The candidate needs to have sufficient command of the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.
Selection Process

The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration.

Please note, that because of the volume of messages, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.es, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

How to Apply?

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail to [email protected]:
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
  • A Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
  • An Official Letter from the nominating organization or community certifying the status.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted.

Important: Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: “Application for the 20176 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.”

Name the attached document as follows:
  • LAST NAME First name – Type of document
  • Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc
  • SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc 
  • SMITH Jacqueline – Letter certifying Status.pdf
  • SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf
Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2017

AMMSI Postgraduate Scholarships




The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) is an International NGO registered in Nairobi, Kenya. It operates as a distributed network of mathematics research, training and promotion, throughout Africa, with the headquarters located in Kenya and six Regional Offices located in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. It was established through the initiative of the Millennium Science Initiative (MSI), a programme administered by the Science Initiative Group (SIG), the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Postgraduate Scholarships to Institutions

One of the main goals of AMMSI is to strengthen mathematics learning and culture by supporting the training of postgraduate students in African institutions, through several mechanisms. Since 2016, this goal has been supported through a grant to AMMSI by Prof. Phillip Griffiths on his winning the Chern Prize in 2014.

Consequently, in 2017, AMMSI will award a number of partial scholarships, each not exceeding USD 1,000. The scholarships will be awarded on merit and institutions in Africa may each nominate one to 2 candidates to be considered for the award.

Invitation for Scholarship Applications by Institutions

Applications are invited for the 2017 AMMSI Postgraduate Scholarships, by Faculties, Schools, Institutes or Departments of Mathematics in Universities in Africa, for support of Ph.D and M.Sc students of mathematics at those universities. Direct applications by postgraduate students will not be considered.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

The application form which can be downloaded from here should be filled and sent by e-mail only to the AMMSI Administrator through the following addresses: [email protected] [email protected]

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The application form must be received not later than 31stMay, 2017.
Source: http://ammsi.or.ke/ammsi-postgraduate-scholarships-2017

Postgraduate Economics Scholarship for African students

The Economics Department at the University of Sussex is delighted to offer an annual Masters scholarship for suitably qualified candidates from selected sub-Saharan African countries on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc.

The scholarship includes the full payment of the overseas tuition fee and a maintenance grant of £10,000 but does not include travel expenses to and from the United Kingdom.

Type of award

Fee waiver and maintenance grant.

Award amount

A fee waiver of £15,100 plus a £10,000 maintenance grant.


You must be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

You must have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa.

You must have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2017.

The successful applicant will be required to sign a Scholar's Agreement provided by the Development & Alumni Relations Office.

Application procedure
In order to be considered for this Scholarship, you must have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2017.

You must indicate in the finance section of your application to study at the University of Sussex that you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

No separate scholarship application is required.


Deadline for applications; 1st July 2017

Successful applicant notified: End of July 2017

Further information

Launched in Autumn 2008, this scholarship is funded thanks to the support of economics alumni and the Department of Economics.

Economics research at Sussex focuses on policy-oriented research in development, international economics and labour economics. It is strongly linked to the needs of policy-making bodies, such as the European Commission, the World Bank, WTO, DFID, UNDP and UNICEF as well as the international academic community. We concentrate on three heavily overlapping clusters of work: international trade, development economics and labour economics. The department has an impressive track record in attracting research income and PhD students.

The focus on selected African countries is motivated by a dearth in existing funding opportunities for well qualified African students. Our Masters programmes in both economics and development economics also benefit from having students from African backgrounds who bring important personal experiences from developing countries that can be shared with other students from more developed countries.

Part of the Sussex vision is to ensure that the student community remains international, diverse and representative, and therefore the provision of merit scholarships is vital to our work. Scholarships for postgraduate students help ensure that Sussex attracts the brightest minds from around the globe and ensure that the University maintains and grows its standing as a world-leading research institution.
Contact details

If you have any further queries about the Scholarship, please feel free to contact Prof. Barry Reilly e-mail: [email protected]


Available to: International (Non-UK/EU)

At level(s): PG (taught)

Application deadline: 1 July 2017


The award is available to people from these specific countries:
Burkina Faso
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Sierra Leone

Online Commonwealth Scholarships: Global Health

The University's Global Health Academy has been awarded 10 fully funded studentships across six online Masters programmes within the domain of Global Health.

The scholarship includes full tuition fee and resources to enhance student participation, access and research skills. This includes participation in a summer school; contribution towards student costs of internet access & printing (journal articles, etc); and a contribution to MSc project costs (materials, travel, etc).

The scholarships will be awarded to a candidate who is accepted for admission on to an eligible programme and who is a citizen of and resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries:
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
Eligible programmes:
  • MSc Clinical Education
  • MSc Family Medicine
  • MSc Global Challenges
  • MSc Global eHealth
  • MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • MPH Public Health
Students enrolled on these eligible Masters programmes become members of the Global Health Academy community which encourages both intra- and inter-disciplinary engagement and communication

The Global Health Academy initiative cuts across the traditional vertical health structures moving to novel integrated health systems training. Our aim is to promote a global community of practice where students can access multiple strands of knowledge from many different experts to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century.

For example, non-communicable diseases are changing the face of African, Asian and Latin American health and healthcare and require not just disease specialists but experts in logistics, in training and policy and in technologies especially, e- and m-health, in order to create stronger community health. Students taking these courses find them rewarding in the opportunity they present to engage with professionals from industry, medicine, policy and research.

Applicants who are eligible for these scholarships should apply for one of the six eligible programmes in the first instance and notify the programme director of their intention to apply for the scholarship. The programme director will then give you further information on how to apply. The closing date for scholarship applications is 12th May 2017 at 2359 hours BST.

Related Links

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Global Health Academy

MSc Clinical Education

MSc Global Challenges

MSc Global eHealth

MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine

MPH Public Health

MSc Family Medicine

Source: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/e-learning/commglobalhealth

Business Development Consultant - Tanzania

Founded in 1984 in response to the famine in Ethiopia, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is a non-profit organization working in partnership with vulnerable communities and diverse organizations to overcome poverty and build healthy communities in Africa. Through our programming, CPAR supports community efforts to address the determinants of health by:
  • Increasing access to nutritious food and clean water
  • Improving hygiene and sanitation practices
  • Promoting Primary Health Care services
  • Developing sustainable livelihoods
Summary of consultancy

CPAR Tanzania seeks a short-term consultant with a proven track record of establishing connections with institutional and other donors in Tanzania. The successful candidate understands how to lay the foundations for long-term productive relationships with donors and how to develop programming in partnership with donors. The consultant will be required to quickly establish a network of contacts in Tanzania among the community of NGOs, UN and related agencies, and existing donors in country in effort to explore possible partnership opportunities.

The consultant will need to familiarize him/herself with CPAR’s global programming which has health interventions at its core and includes food security, nutrition, livelihoods and WASH activities.

The consultant will be required to identify specific opportunities for programming and to get a series of concept note ideas and discussions with prospective donors started in consultation with the CPAR Tanzania Country Manager and the Canada-based Director of Programs and Project Development. The consultant will also need to establish relationships with relevant government officials to explore their interests in partnership and to understand their priorities.

The consultancy will conclude with a report submitted to CPAR which would include a summary of anticipated public calls for proposals (identified through intelligence gathering); a summary prospective institutional donors and their programmatic areas of interest; possible sub-grant opportunities; prospective implementing partners (NGOs, CBOs, groups, associations, institutions, etc.); areas of recommended programming; priority locations and target beneficiaries for programming; and recommended strategies and next steps.

  • Degree in international development, public health or related field
  • 7 to 10 years of experience implementing programs in the East African context (experience in Tanzania preferred)
  • 5 to 7 years of experience with lead responsibility for donor engagement
  • Extensive track record in identifying funding opportunities, preparing concept notes, developing proposals and negotiating grant agreements (focus on health and food security related programming and preferred)
  • Experience with programs addressing issues of gender equality, GBV, HIV/AIDS, MNCH, and SRH preferred
  • Demonstrated capacity in establishing and maintaining strong working and representational relationships with international and local NGOs, donors, government officials, community organizations, and/or other stakeholders in international development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
To apply for this role please forward a CV and cover letter outlining your skills and experience by May 28, 2017 to [email protected] Please send your application letter and CV as one document and reference “Business Development Consultant - Tanzania” in the subject heading. Please include your proposed fee covering the 6-week period.

CPAR welcomes proposals from candidates of all nationalities.

Deadline: Sunday, 28 May 2017

Call for nominations: 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanian Ranking 2017

Africa’s leading Rating, Media and PR firm, Avance Media and Foundation for Youth Health and Malishamba (FOYOHEMA), Tanzania has launched the search for 2017’s 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians, an initiative which is highlighted to become the most comprehensive ranking for young people in Tanzania.

The initiative which will rank and honour young people in Tanzania and beyond will this year have various young people in diverse industries being recognised for what they have done to contribute to the economy and development of Tanzania.

Public nominations which last till 24th April, can be submitted through zm.avancemedia.org and will be screen by a board of jury from Tanzania preceding the announcement of the 50 finalists who will go through a voting process to determine the overall Most Influential Young Tanzanian.

Reviewed categories opened for nomination include Business, Entertainment, Law & Governance, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development & Academia, Science & Technology, Leadership & Civil Society, Social Enterprise & Philanthropy and Sports.

The program has also drawn partnership from www.reputationpoll.com, The African Network of Entrepreneurs, Jagari Designs, CELMBD, My Naija Naira, CliQAfrica, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation and Youth Employment Creation Initiative-YECI Project.

This initiative is meant to serve as a source of inspiration to young people around the world as annually, 100 & 50 young people will be selected as the most influential young people affecting decision-making in their respective countries.

More information can be accessed on through www.avancemedia.org, [email protected] & [email protected]