Job: Emergency Response Manager

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania

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 the possibility of extension dependent on funding available

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 11th June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19242&company=PlanInt&userna...=

Job: Radiologist (Voluntary Service Overseas - Tanzania)

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Jun 2017

The volunteer will design and lead coaching and mentoring of midwives and assistant medical officers working in rproductive and child health clinics on use of the portable ultrasound (Vscan). The volunteer will be responsible for on the job training, coaching and mentoring of the midwives in 7 district hospitals in Lindi and Mtwara region. The role requires:
  • Qualified medical professional, specialized in radiology.
  • At least 3 years experience in the field.
  • Facilitation and training skills
How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cHdhbWJ1YS4xMTA4My4zODMwQHZzby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Job: WASH Emergency Specialist - NOC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (For Tanzanians Only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 13 Jun 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the direction of the WASH Specialist – Emergency Focal Point, and in close coordination with other members and technical specialists from WASH, Health and other sections as appropriate, the incumbent shall be responsible for supporting the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s support to the sub-national level to improve preparedness and response to emergencies activities and results related to safeguard and improve public health of the affected population by ensuring access to safe drinking water, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices; ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs), national and international humanitarian standards.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Post is office-based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel within the country.

Impact of the Results

The WASH Specialist (EPR) will support the WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response in the country. Overall, the incumbent will be expected during the execution of the assignment to exhibit the following attributes:
  • Establish a cordial working relationship with the Government of Tanzania Authorities, partner organizations and articulate professional input.
  • Ensure that wherever possible an empowering approach to working with communities and partner organizations is employed.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries - women, men and children are involved in aspects of the programme implementation, and that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs, protection and gender issues.
  • Ensure that emergency responses are guided by the national, International and Sphere standards.
The specific tasks to be undertaken are as detailed below.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Assessments, Planning and Strategy
  • On an ongoing basis, review, collect and analyze WASH data, mapping of risk areas with particular focus on WASH related risks and gaps analysis; and its implications to the national, regional and LGA emergency operation. Keeps the effective flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency measures. Identifies availability of resources, especially stakeholders in emergency prone areas
  • Assess the existing WASH emergency strategies and ongoing implementation activities and, together with partners, update as necessary, taking into consideration the evolving context and existing national, international and SPHERE guidelines.
  • Coordinate procurement, prepositioning and distribution of WASH emergency supplies in accordance with the agreed WASH response strategy.
  • Technical inputs, supervision and guidance to the UNICEF implementing partners
Emergency preparedness and response
  • Actively participate in WASH related contingency planning and preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the emergency and timely response.
  • Facilitate the identification and definition of UNICEF supported preparedness and response interventions including WASH supplies, IEC materials and Community mobilization activities, as part of the regional/district cholera/emergence response plans; including development and implementation of supply plans
Training/Capacity Building:
  • Assess sector training needs, promote and carry out training of WASH humanitarian personnel in WASH in emergencies, to build the capacity of Regional/LGAs and partner NGOs on best practices and ensure consistency and quality of the WASH response planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical capacity building through coaching and on-the-job training during fields visits.
Sectoral work plan development, implementation and Monitoring
  • Work with WASH stakeholders to develop effective WASH Sectoral EPR work plan including monitoring tools and mechanisms, that link to medium and long-term development plans. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data
  • Provide support including quality assurance as well as monitoring of PCA partners and Government entities. Ensure efficient and effective use of UNICEF resources and timely accounting for resources provided to partners.
  • Visit project sites and monitor WASH responses and conditions and provide reports and recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintain an effective monitoring and reporting system that supports inclusiveness especially in reaching out to vulnerable children.
  • Work with the UNICEF WASH team to identify and document learning and success stories to help disseminate lessons on the cholera/emergency response.
Programme Management, delivery, Documentation and Reporting
  • Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation.
  • Regular reporting (assessment/monitoring reports, sitreps, etc), as required.
Collaboration, Networking and Partnerships
  • Collaborate with Communication, government and WASH partners to ensure development of effective IEC tools, frameworks and strategies to support advocacy, social mobilization and emergency efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and PCA and Government partners to develop and maintain a sound emergency supply management system, including development of procurement and distribution plans.
  • Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced University Degree in Environmental Public Health, Civil Engineering, Programme Communication, Sanitation Engineering, or other field related to or other field related to behaviour change communication.
  • Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: behaviour change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
  • Experience working with government especially regional & local government authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of water, sanitation and participatory approaches in health and hygiene promotion.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
  • Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills and Leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili languages coupled with good writing skills.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values:
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results
Functional Competencies:
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
  • Analyzing [ III ]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=504494

Job: Health Specialist, NOC, Mbeya, Tanzania (For Tanzanians only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 14 Jun 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Health Specialist reports to the Chief Field Office for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of program progress of a sector of the health (e.g. nutrition, gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) program/s within the country program. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework

WORKING CONDITIONS

Post is office-based in Mbeya.

Impact of the Results

The efficiency and efficacy of program preparation planning and implementation of health programs/projects contributes to the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the Health/Country Program that directly impacts the improvement of the health of the most marginalized and vulnerable women and children in the country, and this in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide program services to protect the rights of children, promote greater social equality to enable children to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


Support to program development and planning
  • Support/contribute to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the sector/s to establish a strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of health program. Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the health program proposal, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific program goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health programs.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in discussions with national partners/clients/stakeholders to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated
Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity and exchange knowledge/expertise to facilitate the achievement of program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of health programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Keep abreast and conduct research to provide evidence for implementation of best and cutting edge practices in health.
  • Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programs/projects.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • An Advanced University Degree in public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related science is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

i) Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
ii) Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)
iii) Functional Competencies:
  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise ((III)
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=504473

Job: Education Management Information Specialist (EMIS), Tanzania

Organization: RTI International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

USAID Tusome Pamoja is a five-year, sector support program targeting better learning outcomes (focused on reading, writing and mathematics) at pre-primary and primary early grades (standards 1 through 4), in 31 Local Government Authorities of Mainland Tanzania across four regions of Tanzania – Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara and Ruvuma - and 11 districts of Zanzibar. The goal of the program is to achieve age-appropriate, curriculum defined levels of reading and writing at standards 2 and 4 for at least 75% of classrooms in the target areas. An additional objective of the program is to develop, implement and demonstrate best approaches to strengthen the quality of education in the target regions for replication consideration in other regions.

In support of this national activity, the Government of Tanzania, represented by the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) has requested long-term technical assistance (LTTA) in order to scale-up the existing national school management tool- the School Information Systems (SIS)- incorporating it into all regions in Tanzania. The nationwide utilization of SIS will support the strengthening of institutional, technical and system capacities and will provide a robust pool of school performance data which can be used to better facilitate evidence-based decision and policy making
The EMIS Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of SIS related project operations and all SIS related technical activities, ensuring that project staff collaborate effectively with government counterparts. S/he will be based in Dodoma with travel to Regional Secretariats (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGA).

Essential Duties*:*
  • Provide support to PO-RALG designated managers for the effective leadership and management of ICT projects, including the analysis of requests for information, systems enhancements and new systems as well as the development of appropriate proposals, business cases, write-ups and project plans.
  • Support specialist Project Teams, including operations, work programming, performance, change management and financial management.
  • Support the development of processes for, and the actual assistance of clients to formulate development of quality requests and analysis of new system requirements and information requests.
  • Support the development of internal business reports including business cases, proposals and project plans, considering the business needs and the application architecture.
  • Support the development of processes for and actual monitoring; support the review of business requests, in line with established protocols, corporate priorities, ICT strategy and legislative requirements and implement procedures to improve the management of requests. Support the current implementation/roll-out of SIS to new regions and LGA, as required
Minimum Required Education & Experience
  • Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalence from a recognized university and 9 years of experience; consideration may be given to alternative qualifications with at least 9 years’ experience and demonstrated performance track-record.
Skills & Abilities
  • At least 5 years of experience in ICT project management for national and decentralized public sector systems, with at least 1 year of experience as a chief technical advisor or project chief (technical).
  • Proven business acumen and demonstrated ability to build business partnerships.
  • Proven organization skills and ability to manage competing time demands for multiple projects within given timeframes.
  • A creative thinker with an innovative approach to problem solving which is outcomes driven rather than process orientated.
  • Strong proven experience working within the public sector, working with the building of decentralized systems capacity and human resource capacity.
  • Experience in business process analysis preferably in a multi discipline environment.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to remain focused on outputs and to adjust delivery mechanisms to meet deadlines and client needs.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and communicate specific issues where there are competing agendas and priorities.
  • Energy and enthusiasm with a strong client focus The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures
How to apply:

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://m.rfer.us/RTIGu3XE. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.

Following this period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

The Africa Prize is now OPEN for applications and will close on 24 July 2017.

Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge - VIII edition - academic year 2017-2018

The new call in online!

The Fund is intended to provide scholarships to students from Developing Countries, who wish to study one year at the University of Pavia, and to UNIPV students who would like to spend some months in a Developing Country for studying, researching and/or training. The Fund and the selection of the students are managed by a Committee composed by students, professors and officers of the University of Pavia.
The Committee will select - among the applicants – the students who will receive a scholarship for the Academic Year 2017-2018. There is a call for applications currently opened to candidates from Developing Countries.

Click here to download the call for applications

Click here to download the application form

The deadline is 12.00 pm (Italian time) of the 12 June 2017.

Work schedule:
- May 2017: opening of the call for applications;
- May/June 2017: collection of the applications;
- June 2017: selection of the winning student;
- June 2017: defining the program of the selected student;
- September 2017: the Program starts;
- A.Y. 2017-2018: carrying out of the Program;
- July 2018: the first part of the Program ends.
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For further information, read the FAQ at http://www.unipv.eu/site/en/home/fees-and-funding/fund-for-cooperation-and-knowledge.html

Apply to be part of the Stakeholder Forum at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

Stakeholder Forum of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting which will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 31st July – 1st August, 2017.

To apply to attend please complete the form in the link provided below. Final date for applications will be 10th June, 2017 and successful applicants will be informed by 20th June, 2017.

Click here to find out more.

Call: ITM 4th Journalist-in-Residence Programme

The Journalist-in-Residence Programme of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM), Belgium, has arrived at its fourth edition. Talented print, broadcast, and online journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin-America are invited to apply by 30 June 2017. ITM’s Journalist-in-Residence 2017 gets the opportunity to deepen his/her understanding of topical issues in tropical medicine and global health during a two-week stay in Antwerp.

Through fundamental and applied research, advanced education and expert services, ITM advances medical science to solve tropical, poverty-related and global health threats. The Journalist-in-Residence programme offers a unique opportunity for reporters, producers, and editors to work on an exciting project in the realm of tropical medicine and global health (a documentary, or a series of articles, for instance).

The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). This year’s edition is the fourth Journalist-in-Residence programme.

Read more about the work of the Journalists-in-Residence in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Apply: One Young World Johnson & Johnson | OYW Scholarship

If you work for or are involved with a non-governmental organisation, social enterprise, community based organization, or you are an individual making an impact through health or care giving, then this scholarship is for you. As well as attending the upcoming 2017 One Young World Summit, scholarship recipients will potentially receive access to mentoring from Johnson & Johnson executives and employees.

What does the Johnson & Johnson | OYW Scholarship provide?

Access to the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia.

The cost of travel to and from Bogotá (economy flights).

Hotel accommodation in Bogotá 3rd - 7th October (inclusive).

Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 3rd – 7th of October (inclusive).

Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.

Summit hand-outs and support materials.
​Eligibility
  • Candidates must be aged between 18 and 30 at the time of 2017 Summit.​
  • Click here for more & apply.Applications close at 24:00 BST on 19 June 2017

Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship

We are always developing new ways to increase professional and educational opportunity and provide high value technical resources to women around the world. Women Techmakers is excited to partner with Udacity to offer a Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship. This initiative will offer 100 full scholarships for technical certification courses to women in the Women Techmakers community.

The scholarship will provide women around the world with free access to one of Udacity’s Google-certified online Front End Web Development, Android Basics, Android Developer, or Full Stack Development Nanodegree courses, for one year.

Benefits of the program

Resources


Receive a fully-funded scholarship for one year to build your technical skills through one these Google co-created Udacity Nanodegrees: Front-end Web Development, Android Basics, Android Developer, or Full Stack Development.

Community


Participate in a global community of women in technology through your specialized Nanodegree cohort hosted by Women Techmakers. Meet Googlers, experts, and mentors through a global Slack team and course forums.

Visibility

Nanodegree graduates will receive career coaching and interview tips from Google and our partners. We'll also share public speaking pro-tips and offer to share your unique story and project across the Women Techmakers platforms.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship, successful applicants must:
Identify as a woman
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time the application is submitted
  • Have fluency or near-fluency in English
  • Commit to finishing the Nanodegree program within one year
  • Meet Udacity’s technology requirements
  • Please see the full terms and conditions here

World Food System Summer School: Food Systems in Transition

To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit (upload via the form) the following:
  • your curriculum vitae (maximum two pages and in English)
  • a motivation letter (in English). The motivation letter should communicate your answers to the following three questions: why do you want to come to this course? What can you contribute? What do you hope to do after this course? 
  • a letter of recommendation. This letter should preferably be from a current or former professor or your employer (in either English or French). 
Your complete application must be submitted by Monday, 03 July 2017 at 8 AM CET.

Source: http://www.worldfoodsystem.ethz.ch/education/summer-schools/upcoming.html

Call for Applications: FSC Youth Correspondent 2017

The FSC GA 2017 is FSC’s highest decision-making body. Eight hundred participants from 70 countries – representing social, economic and environmental interests from the Global North and South – will meet in Vancouver to discuss a sustainable future for the world’s forests and the people that inhabit them. 

To find out more about FSC International go to https://ic.fsc.org and for more detailed information on the FSC GA 2017 go to http://ga2017.fsc.org

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14 July 2017

Source: https://ga2017.fsc.org/news-media/call-for-applications-fsc-youth-correspondent-2017

Call for submissions - Second Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV, TB and the Law


The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, under the Africa Regional Grant on HIV: Removing Legal Barriers, will host the second Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV, TB and the Law on 3-4 August 2017 in Johannesburg,South Africa.

The first Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law called for evidence on the impact of laws,policies and practices on the lives of key populations and on universal access to HIV-related health care services. The second Africa Regional Dialogue will continue to identify key HIV, as well as TB, issues of critical concern. However, it will include a strong focus on understanding what has been done to follow up the recommendations from the first Africa Regional Dialogue, and what has worked to bring about change. The Dialogue would like to hear how laws and policies have changed, if at all and whether this changes lives; how education and training have helped to empower populations and to change attitudes, if at all and whether populations are better able to access support and mechanisms to enforce their rights.

The second Africa Regional Dialogue will bring together 140 government and civil society participants from across Africa to discuss progress on the implementation of the findings and recommendations of the Commission on HIV and the Law in the region, highlight issues and ongoing challenges and make strategic suggestions and recommendations on the way forward.

Read more: http://arasa.info/news/call-submissions-second-africa-regional-dialogue-hiv-tb-and-law/

Deadline: 12 June 2017

The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize


Calling for designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics to create a plastics system that works

WHY A PLASTICS RETHINK?

Love them or hate them, plastics are everywhere around us. In fact, demand for them is expected to double in the next 20 years. Yet our plastics system is broken. Only 14% is recycled, resulting in a loss of USD 80-120 billion per year to the global economy. Most plastic items are used only once before being discarded, often ending up polluting the environment. If nothing changes, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.

So, how do we fix this? If we want to free our ocean from plastics, we have to do more than just cleaning up beaches or removing plastic from the ocean. We have to fundamentally rethink the way we make, use and re-use plastics so that they don’t become waste in the first place. To do this, we need better materials, clever product designs and new, circular business models. That’s why we are calling for innovators, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs to find solutions that keep plastics in the economy, and out of the ocean.

UNU-INWEH Internship Programme

Are you a recent graduate or enrolled in a graduate program? Are you interested in making a difference in environmental research and policy? Do you have a commitment towards addressing issues of international importance related to water, environment and health? If so, then the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be for you!

Our interns have come from Canada, France, India, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the USA, and elsewhere. UNU-INWEH provides interns a chance to work in an international environment and experience first-hand the operations of the United Nations. In this volunteer program, interns interact with staff members and contribute towards UN water research and training projects conducted in developing countries. To see the kind of activities that interns get to contribute to, visit our Interns page. If you think that the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be your next step, please find out if you meet the eligibility requirements (below) and submit an application.

Interns are recruited through a competitive application process through (1) specific vacancy announcements (listed on the vacancies page) or (2) unsolicited applications (open). All interns are required to make a 3-month (minimum) to 6-month (maximum) full-time commitment.

Click here to find out more.

Apply Today to Report on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa

The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists to report on issues related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution across the African continent. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Applicants may propose any stories that relate to post-conflict peacebuilding. Topics might include but are not limited to:
  • leadership: local, national, individual and organizational;
  • human rights initiatives;
  • access to education, healthcare and judicial bodies;
  • status of marginalized communities and familial hierarchies;
  • women and gender;
  • violence and threats to safety and security;
  • power imbalances and early warning signs;
  • migration, land rights and borders;
  • opportunities created by shifting dynamics;
  • religion, culture and holistic reform;
  • climate change, food security and natural resources;
  • change-makers, creative approaches and conditions necessary for peace;
  • multi-country/cross- border solutions and strategic partnerships.
Read more: https://internationalreportingproject.org/stories/view/apply-today-to-report-on-peacebuilding-and-conflict-resolution

TWAS─C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research

The prize, named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao, carries a cash award of USD5,000 generously provided by Professor Rao. It is designed to honour TWAS Fellows from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.

Deadline: 26 June 2017

Potential candidates: TWAS Fellows from the Least Developed Countriest (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.

For more info, contact via email: [email protected]

Call: PhD (by Research) programme in Mathematics and Science Education

The African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) based at the University of Rwanda - College of Education (UR-CE) is pleased to invite applications from interested and qualified candidates for admission in the PhD (by Research) Programme in Mathematics and Science Education.

Click here to download & read more (PDF).

NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2018

These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies. In addition, the NRF makes funds available to support a small number of scholarships for full-time Doctoral studies abroad, with the objective of increasing the number and quality of Doctoral graduates in South Africa.

If interested, please visit http://www.nrf.ac.za/content/nrf-freestanding-innovation-and-scarce-skills-masters-and-doctoral-scholarships-call-2018

Deadline: 21 July 2017

Call: Wits and ISS joint PhD Programme (w/ Fee Waivers for admitted applicants)

Call for PhD Candidates

ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme


The Wits School of Law and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) (Erasmus University Rotterdam) invites applications from prospective PhD applicants on a range of topics in international law, society and development such as:
  • Critical, development-oriented aspects of trade and investment
  • Socio-economic deprivation
  • Human rights and humanitarian law
  • Gender
  • Health and the environment
The ISS-Wits joint programme forms part of the ISS research group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ). Research performed by members of the group explores how and to what extent particular governance arrangements help or hinder the achievement of goals of social justice.

Applicants must be at entry-level for a PhD with an average of at least 70% in a Master’s degree within a relevant area.

Fee Waivers
Applicants who are successfully admitted to the programme will be waived of tuition fees from both ISS and Wits.

Application

Interested applicants may apply for entry into the ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme by emailing the following to Ms Raquel McBride ([email protected]):
  1. An expression of interest that outlines the gist of the PhD study that you wish to undertake (approximately five pages in length excluding your preliminary bibliography);
  2. Academic transcript; and
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
Closing date: 15 June 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 June 2017.

Contact


Deeksha Bhana (Wits) at [email protected]

Jeff Handmaker (ISS) at [email protected]


For more details visit: www.iss.nl/jointwitsphd

- Source: https://www.wits.ac.za/law/news/wits-iss-phd

Call: SUA English and French Language Proficiency Courses

The Language Resource Centre (LRC) of Sokoine University of Agriculture invites applications for admission to the English and French Language Proficiency Courses which will be run at the LRC located at Solomon Mahlangu Campus of SUA.

These courses are for any clients who wish to build and improve their skills and proficiency in the two languages to the best and effective functional level in different communicative settings and for purposes such as general communication, business, employment, studies, tourism and hospitality, mass media, and development of other careers. The Centre provides participants with instructional and self-access learning opportunities through integrated technology-based resources to enable them to communicate confidently and effectively through spoken and written modes.

Course Duration
These courses will commence from Monday, the 3th of July 2017, and will run on modular basis for 12 weeks.

Course Fee structure
General clients: Tshs 300,000/= per one course for the entire period [clients registering for English and French will be charged at a discount rate of 500,000/= for both courses for the entire period]

SUA Staff: Tshs 280,000/= per one course for the entire period [clients registering for both English and French will be charged at a discount rate of 400,000/= for both courses for the entire period]

Students fee [all categories]: 160,000/= per one course for the entire period [students registering for English and French will be charged at a discount rate of 260,000/= for both courses for the entire period]

Registration fee: for general and SUA staff Tshs 20,000/=

Registration for students is free

Registration opens on the 1st of June and closes on the 25th June 2017

Mode of payment: Please, pay to the following account:

Bank Name:
CRDB Bank PLC

Acc Name:
SUA Internal Income Collection

Account Number:
0150076769867

Branch:
CRDB SUA Agency

Please submit your pay in slip to the Department of Language Studies at SMC Mazimbu or contact Madame Rose Baltazar at 0687886859 for registration purposes.

Source: http://www.suanet.ac.tz/index.php/270-allarticles/894-english-and-french-language-proficiency-courses-announcement

TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.

African Fact-Checking Awards

If you work for an African media house or are studying journalism at a journalism college on the continent, you can submit your report published or broadcast between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 that fact-checks an important claim made in public debate or the media.

More info at https://africacheck.org/how-to-fact-check/the-african-fact-checking-awards/

Deadline: 31 August 2017

2017 Global Health Reporting Contest

The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

Now in its fourth year, ICFJ’s 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest seeks to continue building on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the program will offer reporting grants to former contest winners with the aim of spurring additional high-quality storytelling on health topics.

Journalists in the targeted countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States and receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize high quality coverage of maternal and child health, as well as other urgent health matters such as diseases and vaccinations.

To qualify for the contest, stories must focus on key health topics in the journalists’ regions and be published, broadcasted, or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or sub-Saharan Africa between Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and Monday, July 31st, 2017. The deadline for submitting stories is Monday, July 31st, 2017.

Contest topics may include (but is not limited to):
  • Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality;
  • Reducing disease transmission from mother to child;
  • Preventing malnutrition;
  • Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health;
  • Responses to the Ebola epidemic;
  • Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.
Journalists from each country must be employed by print, broadcast, or online media in order to qualify. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly in the region. Submissions will be accepted in English, French (Africa), Hindi (India), Mandarin/Cantonese (China), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation. Applicants may submit more than one entry.

Previous contests include the 2014 Global Health Reporting Contest, 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest, and 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest. This program is made possible with the support of Johnson & Johnson.

To submit your story to the contest, click here.

Source: https://www.icfj.org/our-work/2017-global-health-reporting-contest

Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art

The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2017. Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture and the wider University departments, to support a practice-based, innovative research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.

The Fellowships eligibility criteria are open to all ages and nationalities. Applicants should not be studying on a PhD.

For a full Stanley Picker Fellowship Description and information on how to apply click here.

Deadline for Applications: Midday (GMT) Monday 19 June 2017

Interviews: Week commencing 10 July 2017 (date to be confirmed)

Source: http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/may/09/stanley-picker-fellowships-design-fine-art/

Google for Entrepreneurs: Start-up founders from across Africa for a tour in Europe

Explore. Inspire. Grow

Grow your startup this summer on an adventure through 5 European tech cities!

Travel through a world of tech opportunities

Join fifteen elite start-up founders from across Africa to explore the incredible world of European start-up ecosystems through the eyes of the Google for Entrepreneurs partners in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris. Pitch to investors, explore global opportunities and learn from frontier markets.


Job: Emergency Response Manager

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Jun 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 the possibility of extension dependent on funding available

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 11th June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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


How to apply:

https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19242&company=PlanInt&userna...=

Job: Programme Officer Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP)

The Program Officer for Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP) is based in Tanzania, working closely with the Senior Program Officer and reporting to the DCoP and TB/HIV Specialist. He or she will ensure timely, high quality and effective delivery of the Key and Vulnerable Population Program Portfolio in compliance with the GF guidelines, approved performance framework and budgets. He or she will also be responsible for program progress updates of implementing CSOs as well as technical support and feedback to the implementing CSOs. This KP Portfolio which aims at scaling up interventions targeting key and Vulnerable Populations in Tanzanian Mainland, has an overall budget of roughly $300,000 over six months.

More info at https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/372

Closing date: Sunday 11 June 2017

Announcement & Call for Submissions: Big Data for Gender Challenge

What: Big Data for Gender Challenge to catalyze innovative solutions to fill global gender data gaps on the well-being of women and girls. Applicants can submit proposals for prizes of $100,000 or $50,000. Current doctoral students may also apply for a $25,000 dissertation grant.

Who: Researchers worldwide.

When: Applications Due: Friday, July 7, 2017

Finalist Video Interviews: July 24, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Winners Announced: September 2017

Research and Reports Due: September 2019

Find out mote by visiting http://data2x.org/big-data-gender-challenge

USA Embassy (Tanzania) is recruiting a delegation to attend Solar Power International Exhibition, Las Vegas


The U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is currently recruiting a delegation to attend Solar Power International, September 10-13, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Solar Power International is expected to attract over 650 exhibitors and over 18,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Focused on providing the latest updates and information on the solar industry, SPI features multi-track conference sessions and a large curriculum of conference workshops including business & market trends, solar+storage, utility & grid integration just to name a few.

If you participate as part of the U.S. Embassy delegation you receive:
  • A complimentary exhibit hall visitor pass, giving you access to the exhibit floor, expo sessions, use of the International Business Center, and a U.S. Government-sponsored reception.
  • Discounted conference package for access to additional events
  • Pre-arranged and facilitated country briefings and meetings with U.S. exhibitors
Note that participants are responsible to pay for their own travel and hotel costs.

Click here (PDF 1MB) to download the flyer and see the SPI 2017 web site for more information on all events, programs, and sessions being offered at SPI 2017 http://www.solarpowerinternational.com.

To register your interest or seek additional information, please contact us at [email protected]or +255 22 2294341.

Source: https://twitter.com/AmEmbTZ/status/867636970893320192

Call: 2017 Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, 116 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African researchers from 14 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund research/collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

A short film about the Fund (prepared to show appreciation to the funder) can be viewed here.

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:
  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).
Please read carefully the Terms & Conditions, including eligibility criteria, before applying.

Template award letters can be viewed here.

Also note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for researchers to attend conferences.

How to apply

The online application form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge- and Africa-based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.

To access the form, the Cambridge based applicant must Register Here. Only applicants with @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk and @niab.ac.uk email addresses can register.

The Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the ALBORADA Research Fund application form, where they will see the words "Invite a 2nd applicant to view/edit this submission". Click on this link in order to invite the Africa-based applicant to register and edit the forms.

If you are eligible to apply, but are unable to register on the page above, then please contact Sophia Mahroo via [email protected].

If you have already registered, please Log In to access the form.

The deadline to submit an application for collaborative research funding is Sunday 25th June 2017.

Source: http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk...

Jobs at TANESCO: Accountant (7 posts), Procurement Officers (15 Posts), Store Officer, Land Surveyor

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is focusing on increasing the outreach and service quality of its Energy products for Tanzanian people. Next to its current passion as a leading provider of electricity is to be more efficient customer focused utility for Tanzania and beyond. The Company has the largest electricity generation, transmission and distribution network in Tanzania. In order to reach its goals, the Company will, in the coming years invest heavily in its generation, transmission and distribution network, its business systems and human capital. TANESCO now invites internal & external applicants who are qualified, self-motivated, honest, hardworking and committed individuals to fill the under-mentioned posts.

Click here to find out more.

Deadline for submission of applications is 8th June 2017

Source: https://twitter.com/tanescoyetu/status/867635898934059008

Job; Associate Program Officer, Extension

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

In 2017, AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Key to AGRA’s mandate is the enhanced delivery of extension and advisory services to smallholder farmers in AGRA’s focal regions and specifically the Farm to Market Alliance (FMA) working areas.

Toward this goal, the position will lead farmer mobilization and training efforts in collaboration with Partners (WFP, Input Providers and others). The position will primarily focus on the Farm to Market Alliance being implemented in Tanzania and also offer services to other emerging consortia.

To support this transformation from a country perspective, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Associate Program Officer (APO), Extension.

The Position

Reporting to the Program Officer, Yieldwise with matrix reporting to the GST country team will be responsible for synthesizing knowledge and ‘best-bet’ extension approaches and practices that can be utilized by AGRA partners as well as the Government. Additionally the APO will be responsible for identifying appropriate ICT methods for training and monitoring extension service providers and famers in project areas. This position will be based in Tanzania.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating input providers and AGRA implementing partners to develop a seasonal training calendar focusing on good pre and post-harvest management and marketing practices;
  • Coordinating the identification and establishment of demonstration plots at the farm level with input and other technology providers, including post-harvest technology demonstrations;
  • Leading development and revision of training materials and approaches in collaboration with Partners
  • Leading improvement of training efficiency through advanced training methods and/or communication technology innovations;
  • Leading development and management of budgets for the training operations in Tanzania
  • Supporting technical extension issues to other consortia as may be required.
Key Qualifications and Experience required:
  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Extension Education/Agriculture or related discipline;
  • A relevant Masters’ degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in agricultural development projects with an added advantage of having worked with input companies/private sector;
  • Demonstrated experience designing and establishing extension programs;
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnerships and consortia and with rural communities’
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in developing agricultural training and dissemination of training methods including ToT training methodology
  • Experience managing complex initiatives with proven ability to develop high impact partnerships; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a team orientation and strong collaborative skills.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail and telephone contacts).

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] noting to quote the job reference number. To be considered, applications must be received by 31st May, 2017.

Associate Program Officer, Extension (Job Reference: PO/TZ/10/2017)

For more information on AGRA, applicants can visit www.agra.org

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme

Requirements for a 90-day visiting research fellowship
  • At the time of applying, the applicant must hold a PhD with a focus on Africa.
  • The applicant has to be fluent in English and/or French.
  • The applicant must have an active academic career.
  • The applicant must have recently published books and/or articles that meet international standards (at least three published articles in the past five years).
  • The research fellowship must contribute to interfaculty collaboration at Leiden University.
  • Preference is given to candidates employed by an African research institute with which Leiden University already has an MoU or aspires to have an MoU in the framework of the Leiden African Studies Assembly.
  • In accordance with visa regulations, applicants must be able to return to their country of origin after their fellowship.
Find out more by visiting http://www.ascleiden.nl/content/visiting-fellowship-programme

Deadline: 1 July 2017

African Union Commission Scholarships for 2017

The African Union Commission Scholarships for 2017

Programme outline

The African Union Commission offers scholarship opportunities at the Pan African University to all Member state of the African Union for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Degree level

  • Master's
  • PhD
Deadline: Application deadline is 31 May 2017.

Who Can Apply

Applicants from African countries and the African diaspora are invited to apply. Candidates with potential, motivation and who desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Field of study

1. PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Masters (MSc)
• Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
• Mathematics( Financial options)
• Mathematics (statistical option)
• Mathematics (computation option)
• Civil Engineering (Structural option)
• Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)
• Electrical Engineering (Power systems option)
• Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
• Mechatronic Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering


PhD
• Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
• Mathematics (Financial options)
• Mathematics (Statistics option)
• Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications options)
• Electrical Engineering ( Power systems option)

2. PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences – including Health and Agriculture at the University of Ibaden, Nigeria

Masters (MSc)
• Geosciences (Mineral Exploration)
• Geosciences (Petroleum Geoscience, option)
• Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
• Plant Breeding
• Environmental Management
• Photochemistry & Medicinal plants
• Sports Sciences (Sports Development and management Studies option)
• Veterinary medicine (avian medicine option)
• Veterinary medicine (vaccine production & Management option)

PhD
• Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
• Geosciences ( Petroleum Geosciences option)
• Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
• Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option)
• Plant Breeding
• Environmental Management

3. PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Yaounde and the University of Buea, Cameroon

Masters (MA)
• Governance and Regional Integration
• Trans Border languages (Kiswahili option)
• Conference Interpreting
• Translation

PhD
• Governance and regional Integration
• Translation

4. PAU Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including climate change, at the University of Tiemcen, Algeria

Masters (MSc)• Water (Engineering option)
• Water (Policy option)
• Energy (Policy option)

What the scholarship offersThe African Union Commission offers full scholarships to successful candidates. Further details should be obtained from the PAU.

Application process

Your application should be completed online at pau-au.net. Application forms should be downloaded at the following address: www.pau-au.org

Enquiries: [email protected]

Documents and links

Job: Restless Development - Country Director, Tanzania

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with plenty of potential to succeed in a global agency focussed on empowering young people to lead change and development. The Tanzania Director will take leadership of the Tanzania Hub, working through the management team to ensure all areas of financial, programmatic, people, quality and performance functions are implemented to a high standard. The Tanzania Director will drive national governance alongside the Board, to ensure that the agency delivers its ambitious strategy.

The Tanzania Director will have strong senior management experience in fundraising, programmes, finance, operations and/or human resources ideally in the development sector. The director will also have demonstrated success in fundraising and partnerships development and experience in distance management and working with multiple offices. The Director will also have experience in policy engagement and working with government stakeholders, a willingness to travel, experience of youth programming and knowledge of relevant policies, and of course must be committed to the role of young people in development and the Restless Development’s values.

Please click here to visit our website to download the Tanzania Country Director candidate pack for more detailed information on this exciting role. Please send a completed application form by midnight (UK time) on Sunday 18th June 2017. Please note that we do not accept CVs or cover letters.


WASH Programme Manager / Sector Leader - Tanzania

Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development is a multi-country programme that will work with municipal governments to develop inclusive, safe and sustainable city-wide sanitation services. SNV Tanzania is seeking an experienced WASH professional to manage the Tanzania portion of this multi country programme and to develop SNV’s overall WASH Portfolio in Tanzania.

Click here to find out more.

Deadline: June 14, 2017.

Job: Team Leader, SOSA Project (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Jun 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. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

The Sunflower Optimization for Smallholder Advancement (SOSA) Program is designed to facilitate sustainable market change among sunflower permanent market actors (e.g. processors, farmer associations, service providers) to improve efficiency in the value chain, building a well-functioning, resilient, inclusive, higher value market system in which productive, poor women, men and youth can sustainably increase their incomes. SOSA will support the increase of sunflower yields and enable pro-poor contractual arrangements across farmers, small-scale processors, and large buyers, while working collaboratively on sectoral initiatives enhancing capacity of service providers to provide services.

The Team Leader is expected to supervise the day-to-day activities of the Sunflower Optimization for Smallholder Advancement (SOSA) Program. The Team Leader will be responsible for providing the overall strategic leadership of the program, leading the overall delivery of impact of the current phase of SOSA, as well as building the parameters of any future work. The Team Leader is expected to manage relationships with key stakeholders and donor, monitor the overall program budget and work plan, and ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results as agreed upon with the donor.

As Team Leader you will:

Strategic Leadership and Team Management
  • Develop and implement vision for enhancing the market system around Dodoma's sunflower sector Responsible for all SOSA program deliverables
  • Ensure that the scope and projected impacts of the program strategy are clearly defined and understood by all team members
  • Develop detailed work plan which identifies, prioritizes and sequences the activities required for successful delivery
  • Ensure sufficient resources are mobilized (e.g. financial, human and information) to deliver on the work plan activities
  • Ensure each member of the program team has clarity as to their role, responsibilities and short-term activities and goals
  • Provide oversight of program team members, coordinating and troubleshooting as required to achieve program objectives
  • Ensure the team is executing to the workplan and meeting targets / milestones associated with all program work streams
  • Proactively raise issues of concern with country leadership
Marketing and Finance Support and Outreach
  • Manage negotiations where required with current or interested buyers or financiers in the sunflower sector
  • Support program opportunity development, where required, in building the business case for sunflower production
  • Liaise with TechnoServe experts from other value chains to understand the approach and business model that has had success in driving scalable impact
  • Use research to understand what drives impact for the farmer and value to the supply chain, and build the model that will achieve scalable sustainability and improved quality
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Understand all reporting requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe)
  • Support the M&E Manager and Manager, Technical Specialty Areas in ensuring that all necessary data is accurate and gathered in a timely manner
  • Review data being gathered to make suggestions for course correction to country leadership, as necessary
  • Reporting, Compliance, Budget Management
  • Lead preparation of narrative reports for submission to the donor
  • Ensure spending is in line with the donor-approved budget
  • Ensure activities carried out are in accordance with TechnoServe, as well as donor, requirements
Stakeholder Management
  • Lead interaction with important stakeholders at the national level, ensuring that communication is consistent and aligned with the program's approach
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key personnel in government
  • Develop and sustain trust-based relationships with the processors, seed companies, financial institutions, NGOs, farmers and other industry stakeholders in the areas of operation
Other Duties as Assigned

You will have;
  • A bachelor's degree and at least 7 years of experience. A master's degree and at least 5 years of experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with international nonprofits
  • Experience working with M4P approach preferred
  • Prior value chain experience in area of seed crops (e.g., cotton) preferred
  • Exceptionally strong project management and analytical skills as evidenced by leading roles on engagements of significant scale
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively service clients, particularly in the for-profit sector
  • Demonstrated passion for assisting clients in building profitable and sustainable businesses that benefit the rural poor
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Excellent oral & written presentation skills required
  • Proven ability to build rapport among internal and external stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% within Tanzania and 5% internationally
How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YWNvd2VsbC4xMDA5Ny4zODMwQHRlY2hub3NlcnZlLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Job: Health Officer (M&E), NOB, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (For Nationals only)

Purpose of the Position

The Health Officer reports to Health Specialist (System) P4 . The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health Program within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Post is office-based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel within the country. 
More info at http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/504480/health-officer-me-nob-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-for-nationals-only

Applications close: 04 Jun 2017

Job for a Young Graduate Trainee - Engineering

Activities:
  • Responsible for Projects Management and Maintenance operations.
  • Conducting all engineering and maintenance operations according to TOTAL TANZANIA Health, Safety, environment and quality standards and norms.
  • Make proposals of assets improvements (equipment, lay-out, BOQ, maintenance etc).
  • Projects Supervision at operating sites. Before commissioning of the project a management of change training should be provided.
  • Budget control- projects are implemented within approved budget.
  • Quality control- projects are implemented to the quality standard specified.
  • Time control- projects are implemented within the specified time frame.
  • Contractual project payments follow up with Finance Department.
More info at https://www.energyjobline.com/job/218204/young-graduate-trainee-engineering

Deadline: 19 Jun 2017

Technical Adviser - Micro Health Insurance – Tanzania

Terms of the contract

Length of contract: 14 months

Wage : Salary as per CIDR grid, accommodation in Mbeya

Position to be filled : Immediately.

Centre International de Développement et de Recherche (CIDR), is an International Development NGO which one of the main areas of expertise and intervention is Micro Health Insurance. CIDR is implementing, in partnership with HIMSO, a Tanzanian NGO, a program in the region of Mbeya in Tanzania to support and boost CHF (Community Health Fund), by promoting member based associations at District level (Mbozi, Kyela, Busokelo and Rungwe districts) and innovative products including a technology based on emergency transport product, and involving several partners like District Authorities and agribusiness companies. The Programme is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Brot für die Welt (BfdW)- Bread For the World - , Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF), Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF / DFID), and Private agribusiness companies. To read more about our work visit http://cidr.org/

Mission

Under the supervision of CIDR East Africa Regional Office Director and CIDR senior health financing expert, provide expertise and technical support to HIMSO in order to strengthen its technical, financial and project management capacity.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Back up to and monitoring of HIMSO for extension of the approach in the four districts,
  • Training of HIMSO in the field of organizational development and project management,
  • Facilitation and support to partnership between the stakeholders,
  • Improving the information and monitoring system of the project and micro insurance products with specific focus on the emergency transport system,
  • Documentation of methodologies and tools developed, capitalization on lessons learnt,
  • Participation in national workshops and conferences to present developed innovative approaches,
  • Contribution to the strategic and business planning for CIDR in Tanzania regarding micro health insurance and health financing mechanisms.
Profile

Education: At least Master degree in economics, insurance or finance.

Experience

At least 5 years in design, support to and / or implementation of micro insurance methodologies and products in Africa (preferably in Eastern Africa) as technical adviser including health financing and micro health insurance, with strong background on product development and implementation. Experience in the use of new technologies to improve efficiency of micro health insurance product delivery will be appreciated.

Professional Skills
  • Health micro insurance and health financing mechanisms,
  • Information system and NTIC,
  • Business planning,
  • Elaboration and implementation of training modules in micro health insurance,
  • Excellent capacities of negotiations and interpersonal skills,
  • Knowledge management and transfer of competency,
  • Excellent command of office computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point), and internet (E mail and web),
  • Excellent writing skills.
Languages : Fluency in English. Fluency in French will be a plus.

Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected], with copies to [email protected] and [email protected] on or before June 30 2017.Please indicate the position as the subject of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job opportunity for a Sonographer (Tanzania)

Candidate Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Radiography or Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Registration as a Radiographer with the HPCSA’s Professional Board for Radiography
More info at http://www.careers24.com/jobs/adverts/1186442-sonographer-tanzania/?s=web

Apply before Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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