2017 Global Migration Film Festival: Call for Entries


From July 3 to September 13, professional and emerging filmmakers are invited to submit original films on our theme: the promise and challenges of migration and the unique contributions migrants make to their new communities. Films that challenge negative perceptions of migrants, defy stereotypes and portray positive and welcoming actions by and toward migrants are encouraged.

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Global Young Academy Call for New Members

The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programmes around the world to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.

Applicants should be in the early years of their independent careers. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 3-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Click here to find out more.

Applications must be submitted by 11pm UTC, Sunday 24 September 2017.

Call for Infographics: UNESCO 2017 Global Report

As part of a wider exercise to promote transparent and evidence-based policy making, the Global Report series serves as a benchmarking and monitoring tool, by analyzing current trends; by tracking progress and by identifying the principal advances made, but also the difficulties, weaknesses and challenges faced by Parties in the implementation of the 2005 Convention since its adoption.

The 2017 Global Report will include infographics which will succinctly and clearly communicate these successes, efforts made and challenges for each of the areas of monitoring (Cultural Polices, Public service media, Digital environment, Civil society, Mobility of artists and cultural professionals, Flow of cultural goods and services, Treaties and agreements, Culture and sustainable development, Gender equality, and Artistic freedom).

Interested individuals, companies, professionals or consortiums are requested to send in their proposals together with a financial proposal to Lindsay Cotton ([email protected]) and Anthony Krause ([email protected]) by no later than Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Click here for more info.

Apply to be an AU Youth Volunteer in 2018!

The 2018 Call for African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AUYVC) was launched and the deadline for applications is 31 July 2017. We have produced two videos and one document that outlines Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that we have received. We hope these resources will help you to address challenges and questions that you may have had.


Call: The 19th "Tunza" Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors

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

As a representative to Tunza Eco-generation, Eco-generation Regional Ambassador must embody the spirit and values of Tunza Eco-generation. Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors must take on various roles to promote and raise environmental awareness for each region and country they are representing.

Click here to find out more.

Deadline for application is August 20th, 2017

Applications open: Google Policy Fellowship in Europe and Africa

Who should apply?

The organisations in the program are looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to gain experience of working on public policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:
Demonstrated or stated interest in Internet and technology policy
Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

2017 UN - The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme ~ Legal Order of the World's Oceans

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

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SMOGATHON 2017 - Global competition for smog-fighting innovations

If your company has any solution that can help fight air pollution – Smogathon is the contest especially for you!

Online applications will be open from 15 June 2017 to 15 August 2017.

Who can apply? We welcome any group that works as a registered company, start-up, foundation, or a research group with a legal entity. The main requirement is that your solution needs to fight smog. It can be an air purifier, a device that measures the levels of pollutants, or anything that can help! Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, so early applicants will know in advance when to book their flights to one of the semi-final locations and will have a greater chance of saving their spot. If your team needs to travel for more than 500 kilometres in order to participate in a semi-final, we can provide you with financial support of up to $500 to cover (part of) your travel expenses.

In 2017, the most-wanted categories of projects include:
  • indoor air purifying
  • outdoor air purifying
  • household power and heat generation and energy storage
  • smog as a resource
  • new ways of smog mapping and predicting
  • air pollution prevention

Traineeship at the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division (five positions)

Qualifications: Candidates who meet the following mandatory requirements:
  • A Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international politics, international law, humanitarian action, development, peace/conflict studies, etc.).
  • Knowledge or good understanding of at least one of the regions and issues from a humanitarian perspective.
  • Excellent English and a good command of at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Minimum of 6 months full-time prior experience with an international organisation, an NGO or within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and no more than 2 years of relevant experience.
  • A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and/or the ICRC.
  • A demonstrated interest in international affairs and diplomacy.
  • Available for 1 year, starting in either January, February or March 2018.
If you do not fulfil the conditions above, your application will not be considered.

More info at https://www.icrc.org

Deadline for the receipt of applications is 07.08.2017

Call: Young Journalist Award 2017


The competition is open to journalists aged 30 or under from countries with a gross national income per capita of less than $20,000. Those who meet the criteria are welcome to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions, which is Friday 18 August, 2017. They can be in any format — print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination of all four.

Click here for more.

Deadline: 18 August, 2017

Scholarships to study Online at University of South Wales

Receive 50% up to 80% Scholarship to study one of the online bachelors or masters programmes at University of South Wales.

The UNICAF Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students the opportunity to further their education, by earning internationally recognised qualifications, at low cost, through online study, or through blended learning (only available for UNICAF University programmes).

Click here for details.

E4J call for proposals: funding for the development of non-electronic games


UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is currently accepting applications for funding from institutions that are interested in creating non-electronic games to educate secondary level students (aged 13-18) on the issues of crime prevention, criminal justice and other rule of law aspects. Civil society organizations, academic and/or research institutions may apply for a grant of up to USD 10,000. Applicants from any region of the world may apply. The resources shall be used by the successful candidates for the development and testing of non-electronic games and should involve secondary level students as well as educators in the process. The deadline for submission of proposals is 6 August 2017.

Proposals should focus on at least one of the following issues:
  • Crime prevention and criminal justice;
  • Corruption;
  • Organized crime;
  • Human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
  • Firearms;
  • Cybercrime; and
  • Terrorism.
Through this grants scheme, E4J will promote the cooperation between organizations, students and educators to come up with innovative tools to teach on and learn about these issues. Although individuals are ineligible to apply, UNODC suggests that applicants involve game developers in the design process.

Prospective applicants will find additional information in the documents listed below:

Call for proposals

Concept note template

Full proposal template

Budget template

Job: Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator will lead efforts to pilot and scale up the use of the MyWORTH app across our WORTH Savings groups. In short, we want to get the app onto phones and the phones into the hands of our savings group members, with training and support to ensure the app’s success.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator must be a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal and managerial skills, and a commitment to mobile technology. S/he will manage and be responsible for ensuring effective high-quality implementation of economic strengthening interventions for participants in the pilot phase of a new app to accompany Pact’s signature WORTH program.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the number of devices procured and distributed to the WORTH participants; ensuring the participants are trained effectively; and monitoring the usage of the MyWORTH app and comparing savings rates between those with the app and those without.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator will have day-to-day responsibility for monitoring implementation, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives. Project oversight will include but is not limited to: managing daily project activities to ensure the project accomplishes its deliverables with high impact, logistics and operations, budget approval; as well as monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities.

Click here for more.

Deadline: 19 Aug 2017

Job: Programme Manager – Early Childhood Development

Overall responsibility for CiC-TZ ECD programming performance against the results framework, rooted in effective results-based management approach and high standard of internal and external reporting processes.

Ensure CiC-TZ programming meets high technical standards of ECD, and demonstrates a cycle of continuous reflection, learning and development of our early childhood development programming.

Management and capacity-building support of local implementing CSO partners, supporting partner organisational development and ECD programming technical capacity.

Strategic responsibility for integration of ECD programming into local government processes, including supporting medium-term planning and costing in line with national policies.

Ensure a high level of accountability in programmes finances management and results-oriented performance management of programmes team.

Develop and effectively work in strategic partnerships at national-level across government, development partners and civil society to advance ECD agenda in Tanzania, and ensure CiC-TZ ECD programming well-positioned, relevant and evolving.

Click here for more.

Tuesday 8th August 2017.

Job: Research and Learning Manager, Institutions for Inclusive Development

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is seeking a Research and Learning Manager for an exciting new programme in Tanzania. Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), just starting its implementation phase and running until 2021, is applying new and innovative approaches to contribute to a version of Tanzanian development that benefits the largest number of people possible - including the poor and most vulnerable in society - through better public services and improved jobs and income. The programme is designed to address some of the fundamental governance challenges for inclusive development: underlying governance relationships, and systematic failures in policy formulation and administration. The strategy for doing this will be to bring stakeholders together to help coordinate and act more effectively in their collective interest, supporting the emergence of coalitions around specific issues relevant to improving inclusive growth and service delivery in Tanzania. Political stakeholders are particularly important in these equations, and I4ID will support elected representatives who are interested to deliver developmental improvements for their constituents, and help them work with others from public, private and civil society sectors towards more strategic solutions to addressing selected issues through policy change and institutional reform.

The main objective of this position will be to lead on the design and implementation of work under the research and learning component, developing and implementing strategies, work plans, budgets, and generally overseeing the programme's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning platform. He/she will be responsible for managing relationships with local research partners, and working with programme consortium partners and consultants providing inputs relating to M&E, research and learning.

The position requires a multitude of competencies, and it will offer a great variety of experience and opportunities working with some leading international and national experts and practitioners.
  • Leads on the development of robust and evidence-informed Theories of Change (ToCs) across the programme, and ensures the ToCs, Results Frameworks and Indicators Sheets are regularly reviewed and updated in response to learning through implementation
  • Development and oversight of Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management systems, and overseeing facilitated learning on all I4ID programme components.
  • Supports the design and implementation of issue scoping studies and other research
  • Coaches and mentors members of I4ID staff on M&E, KM and learning components
  • Leads on managing relationships with local research partners, including CSOs and think tanks
  • Works with other team members in documenting programme lesson learning and supports the team in reflecting on and adapting lessons learnt
  • Works with research partners, media partners, and others to disseminate and communicate the lessons emerging from the programme
  • Leads the preparation of monitoring data for quarterly, annual and VFM reports. Ensure that routine MEL data collection tools allow and support gender disaggregated data, and that MEL reporting reflects this
  • Works with the other senior team members of I4ID to oversee the work of short-term advisors, contractors, and partners, including developing TORs, providing quality assurance, etc.
  • Ensures delivery to the TL of means of verification for all milestones and MEL indicators
  • Ensures that GESI principles are built into the design of all I4ID studies and that the development of data collection tools, selection of respondents, and data analysis factor in GESI principles
  • Ensures that I4ID learning shared with external audiences and the public in general reflects the unique perspectives and contexts of poor and vulnerable citizens
  • Line manager for the M&E Officer
Essential:
  • Master's degree in development studies, social science, statistics, or another relevant subject
  • Ideally at least 10 years of experience of working on monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Demonstrable understanding of and interest in politics and governance issues in Tanzania
  • Strong track record of leading on research work, particularly using qualitative research methodologies and secondary analysis of existing literature
  • Experience managing other MEL consultants and research teams
  • Familiarity with MEL concepts and processes preferred by DFID (i.e. theories of change, logframes, MEL strategy development)
  • Good analytical ability and report writing skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
Desired:
  • Familiarity with outcome mapping and/or contribution analysis strongly desired
Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: tclick here.

Job: Program Director, Tanzania

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Sep 2017

The Program Director(PD) reports to the Country Director (who is based in Dar es Salaam) and will have overall leadership for the programmatic implementation of the FFE3 program for school feeding, agriculture, health and education and the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation portfolio. The PD will also have oversight for day to day operations of the Mara Region Offices. She/He will also provide leadership for PCI Tanzania’s innovation and program quality initiatives, and provide management support to other projects coming online in the region. The PD will be based in Mara Region, in the Musoma PCI office and will travel to Dar es Salaam occasionally.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Management
  • Leads a team of over 50 people implementing the FFE3, Women Empowered (voluntary savings and loan) and any new programs based in Mara Region Tanzania.
  • Provides overall technical guidance and leadership for delivering results in all programs in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Coordinates with leads of assigned projects in developing annual detailed implementation plans, quality management plans, standard operating guidelines, synergy indicators and frequent progress review process.
  • In collaboration with program leads, identifies, designs and delivers staff training to meet project needs.
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance:
  1. Manage budget planning and its timely, sound and efficient implementation
  2. Coordinates finance and procurement processes with respective Program Team Leads
  3. Facilitate program-finance linkages
  • Ensures projects procurement plans and purchases are developed in a timely manner, meets programs plans and budgets working closely with the Acquisitions Officer Facilitate learning across projects and scaling up of best practices
  • Facilitate regular coordination meetings between program staff and MLE, focusing on meeting goals, continuous improvement and encouraging documentation
To apply: click here.

Call for applications: Flip Flops and Apple Sauce Marketing Scholarship

If you would like to apply to this scholarship all you have to do is write an article of 500-1000 words of what you feel are the most significant similarities and differences between traditional marketing and internet marketing. The best submission will earn the scholarship.

This scholarship is both open to Undergraduates and Postgraduates alike and is not restricted to any course or level.

Click here to read more.

Deadline: This scholarship runs twice annually and has deadline dates of March 15th and November 15th. If you submit after the deadline date you will automatically be entered for the following admission.

The African Youth Amani Fellowship III

Are you a young African peace activist looking for the key to self-development to help you in your life and work? Do you feel uncomfortable with the threats to peace and security in Africa? Would you like to learn how to develop your own Inner Peace in order to advocate effectively for Peace?

Click here to find out more.

The deadline for submission of application form is September 4th, 2017.

Call: Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship

The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship aim to recognize some of the continent’s most innovative and impactful entrepreneurs. Over the past 8 years, AAE has attracted over 7000 applications from industries and sectors ranging from education. health, transport, energy among others.

Applications for nominations to The Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) are now open. The awards aim to recognize Africa’s most talented entrepreneurs across 4 categories:

Best Growing Business: high growth companies
  • Best Mature Business: legacy companies with significant revenue base and continental footprint
  • Youth Entrepreneur of the Year : entrepreneurs under the age of 35
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year: social impact oriented enterprises
More info at africanleadershipnetwork.com

Application Period: 22 June – 7 August 2017

Call: International Photo Contest

Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to participate in the International Photo Contest, dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer, which will be held from July 10 to September 11, 2017.

Show us and tell us through your photos what the world struggle for the protection of the ozone layer means to you, what impact the depletion of ozone layer has on human health and the environment, and what measures are being undertaken in your country.

Click here for more: http://www.envcontest.uz

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Apply to be a TED Fellow

Every year the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers. Though we target innovators aged 21 to 40, we encourage anyone over 18 years old to apply.

How to apply: Click here.

The TED2018 Fellowship application is now open. Closing date: September 10, 2017

ICGEB Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories

ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building.

Guidelines for Application

To Apply Applicants should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application.


Closing Dates for Applications: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December 

News Corp Media Fellowship for African Journalists

Interested in sharpening your digital skills while working alongside your peers in London? Eager to share your experience with award-winning colleagues abroad? Apply to the News Corp Media Fellowship for a chance to learn how some of the most prestigious news outlets in the world operate.

Working with ICFJ, News Corp will bring two journalists from any country in Africa to London to spend a month honing their journalistic skills at The Times and at The Wall Street Journal London bureau. During the fellowship, participants will have the opportunity to get a 360-degree view of both newsrooms.

To complement the four-week fellowship, ICFJ will design a three-day orientation in London, which will prepare the fellows for their time in the newsrooms. Appointments with key journalists, media experts and technologists will also be part of the program. During the fellowship the selected fellows will have the opportunity to learn how the top London news outlets are navigating the transformations impacting journalism.

English-speaking African journalists, videographers, newsroom editors, bloggers and journalists from all areas of expertise and any country in Africa are welcome to apply. All travel and fellowship expenses are covered by the program.

Click here to apply now! Applications close July 27, 2017.

Timeline:

Participants arrive in London: October 22, 2017

Orientation in London: October 23 - 25, 2017

Attachment phase: October 26 - November 22, 2017

November 23, 2017: Participants fly back to their home countries.

Source: www.icfj.org

new Art new Audiences (nAnA) call for proposals

nAnA is an annual (open call) grant for 18 to 35-year-old East African and British artists, arts organisations, and art collectives, to create new art together and to showcase this art to audiences across East Africa and the UK.

If you would like to apply for nAnA 2017, please follow these three steps at https://www.britishcouncil.org/east-africa-arts/opportunities/nana-call-proposals

GCRF Networking Grants

The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society, is delighted to announce the inaugural call for applications to a new scheme to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. This support will enable these new networks to be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) programme and other funding initiatives.

Click here to find out more.

Job: Environment Officer - Kibondo, Tanzania

The Environmental Officer will be based in Kibondo and will have responsibility for all three camps, working with partners and stakeholders to ensure environmental impacts are minimised by mainstreaming environmental factors into refugee-hosting activities. The role requires the Environmental Officer to be able to assess the environmental conditions at refugee hosting areas and analyse how, and to what extent, those situations affect the environment and to formulate specific projects for addressing impacts. In addition, the incumbent would be expected to monitor and evaluate the environmental interventions, undertake capacity building activities and report on environmental matters.

More info at http://reliefweb.int/job/2125559/environment-officer

Closing date: 24 Jul 2017

FIRE Africa Awards (on innovative initiatives in information and communications technologies)

n Award is a prize for a job well done. The FIRE Africa Awards seek to acknowledge innovative initiatives in Africa that have made concrete contributions through the use of information and communications technologies and have had a proven impact on the region’s social and economic development.

Click here to find out more.

Final deadline for submitting project proposals: 1 August 2017

Apply to become a VV GROW Fellow

The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through global and regional online and in-person interventions, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value paired with action-oriented plans. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and their communities to create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth and produce wider social benefits.

The program would not be possible without the support of our donor partners, the Global Founding Partner of the VV GROW Fellowship, the ExxonMobil Foundation and Platinum Sponsor of the VV GROW Fellowship, FedEx.

The one-year program includes:
  1. Global Virtual Learning: Over 4 months, fellows complete a series of weekly webinars, assignments, online courses, assessments, and one-on-one calls with peers, Vital Voices staff, and trainers. Fellows begin to build their knowledge about marketing, networking, business planning, financial management and leadership, the core topics of the program. Fellows assess the current state of their business and leadership in order to determine where they are; analyze their business to identify opportunities for growth; and define specific business growth goals to identify where they want to go.
  2. Regional In-Person Training: Each year, fellows from each region gather in one country in their region to participate in a four-day, in-person training workshop that will guide them in creating an action plan outlining how they will accomplish their business growth goals. Fellows also get the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from other fellows from their region, Vital Voices staff and trainers.
  3. Growth Services and Support: Following the in-person training, fellows carry out their action plans, revise them, and evaluate their progress towards their growth goals. Throughout the last 6 months of the fellowship, Vital Voices staff connects fellows to individualized growth services and support based on the goals and action items in their action plan
APPLICANT INFORMATION

Who can apply?
  • Women business owners in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa, who:
  • Own a business that has been in operation for at least 3 years,
  • Employ at least 3 full time staff, and
  • Generate at least USD $40,000 in annual sales
  • Reside in the same country as your business for at least 7 months out of the year
  • Are proficient in spoken and written English
Applications due August 31, 2017

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

Click here to find out more.

The application deadline for the 2018 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships is Sept. 29, 2017.

Call: 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

Winning initiatives are showcased across three categories, please review our 2015 & 2016 award winners for examples:
  1. Technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, energy or adaptation technologies etc.) 
  2. Non-technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes, resilience and capacity building etc.) 
  3. Transformational climate initiatives with a women or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional / societal change etc.) 
Click here for more.

Applications Close: Monday, 4 September

Call for applications: 8th Batch African Union Youth Volunteer Corps(AU-YVC) - Multiple Locations Across Africa

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), established in 2010, is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. The program aims to deepen the status of young people as key actors in Africa's development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in policy development as well as design and implementation of relevant interventions towards the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, ‘The Africa we want’. It brings people together to share skills, knowledge, creativity and learning to build a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful Continent driven by its citizens. The volunteering opportunities are intended to build professionalism and a sense of responsibility among the participants, thus enhancing their employability.

Young African professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12 months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member State other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2018 will be from the 11th – 31st of July 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants have to meet the following criteria:
  • Citizen of an AU Member State living on the continent or the Diaspora;
  • Aged between 18 – 35 years;
  • Have a post-secondary certified qualification(s) (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • Available in 2018 to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
  • Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
  • Is proficient in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
  • Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.
Read more https://africanunioncommission.has-jobs.com

Fellow programme 2018: HIIG Fellowship 2018 – Internet and Society

Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:-

- international students must be enrolled as full -time students or double-degree students (not possible for exchange students) at the Hochschule Hof for the respective semester (summer semester 201
7 or winter semester 2017 /18).
- international students must be academically (previous examination performance) and personally qualified. Foreign students enrolled in Bachelor courses must have achieved a minimum of 90 ECTS to be eligible. Please attach proof.
- international students in financial need. Hochschule Hof may at any time ask for proof of given information

Rest and Refuge Scholarship

Rest and Refuge Scholarship is a project run by Reporters without Borders Germany and taz Panter Foundation, a non-profit organization linked to die tageszeitung (taz), a daily newspaper in Berlin.

We invite two journalists from countries in crisis or war to stay in Berlin. We offer them a time of refuge and rest up to three months. The first journalist will be invited from September to November 2017, the second from March to May 2018.
 
Who can apply?
  • Journalists who need a time out from their difficult working conditions. This might be the case after covering stories in an oppressive environment or after covering stories in war or unrest.
  • Journalists who feel the need to lie low awhile and get out of the view of state security because of their journalistic work.
What we offer

We offer travel expenses, a decent apartment, pocket money and free transportation in Berlin for up to three months. Participants may completely withdraw from public life, use the time for writing or thinking, or they may want to explore political life in Berlin. Off course we would be of help in that.

Conditions

Participants have to be able to communicate in basic English or in German. Participants should have a relevant working-experience as journalists. They must have the intention to return to their country after three months.

How to apply

Please use the application form and send the other requested documents to: [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

Source: https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de

Study UK Alumni Awards 2017-18: apply now

The Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.

If you, or someone you know, studied in the UK and have gone on to achieve exceptional success, click on this link to find out mre: https://www.britishcouncil.org/education-uk-awards

Call for applications: BMW Group DOathon


The DOathon is an intense three-day, standalone program for people who act as champions of innovation: for entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs. This short program format aims to equip participants with the skills they need to harness diversity within teams and to use co-creation as an effective ideation tool.

Click here to find out more.

Call for applications: Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places.


Deadline: 06 September 2017

Call for participants: 7th Global Education and Youth Training Course for Youth Multipliers

Are you a young key multiplier playing an active role in a youth organisation, willing to gain skills to promote and disseminate principles of Global Development Education (GDE) to other young people?

Do you want to develop intercultural competences to facilitate peer-learning processes with other young people?

The North-South Centre (NSC) of the Council of Europe is organising the 7th Global Education and Youth Training Course for Youth Multipliers from 18th until 23rd September 2017, in the framework of the 18th University on Youth and Development, in Mollina, Spain.

The training course aims to empower representatives of youth organisations to further support the practice of GDE based on the NSC’s Global Education methodology, contributing to develop a better understanding of intercultural education, intercultural learning and intercultural competences.

This activity is part of the iLegend project: Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue co-funded by the Council of Europe and the Civil Society and Local Authorities Programme of the European Union.

Applications for the course are open until 28th July 2017, through the submission of the online application form and a recommendation letter from the sending organisation to youth and globalisation.

For more information, please read carefully the call for participants.

Source: www.coe.int

Job: Assistant Communications Officer x2 - Commonwealth Secretariat

£28,500 pa gross

Based in Pall Mall, London SW1

2 year fixed-term contract.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Assistant Communications Officer role sits within the Communications Division and is focused on providing it with technical and administrative support.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional journalistic, media or political experience. A master’s degree is desirable but not essential. You will have worked in a recognised national broadcast, print or digital newsroom for a minimum of two years

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 52 independent sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred development through professional advice, transfer of best practice and the enhancement of skills and knowledge. Here you will be making a valued contribution to the wellbeing of 2.4 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years of age.

If you are keen to gain excellent experience with us, and can thrive in our multi-cultural environment, we look forward to hearing from you.

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close.

The closing date is 1 August 201

Africa Climate Change Fund launches second call for proposals

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is launching a call for proposals.

The funding envelope available for this call is US $5 million in the form of grants. The Fund is seeking concept notes for projects and programmes in the range of US $250,000 – US $ 1 million.

Focus Areas and themes:

The ACCF is seeking innovative and impactful proposals that will support African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance. Priority will be given to proposals focused on the thematic areas: supporting direct access to climate finance; and supporting small–scale or pilot adaptation initiatives to build resilience of vulnerable communities.

Proposals should be aligned with the priorities of the Bank, including the 10-year strategy (which aims for inclusive growth and a transition to green growth) and the High-Five priorities (which aim to light up and power Africa, feed Africa, industrialize Africa, integrate Africa, and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa), as well as with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) or related adaptation strategies of the beneficiary countries.

Eligible beneficiaries:
This call for proposals is open to all eligible beneficiaries of the ACCF, including African governments, regional organizations, funds, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions, as well as Bank departments. Proposals from consortia are allowed, as long as all members of the consortium are eligible beneficiaries.

Apply for a grant:

For more information on this call for proposals, please consult the information for applicants. Eligible beneficiaries are invited to submit a concept note using this template to [email protected] before midnight GMT on 13 August 2017, with the subject “ACCF concept note: short project title”.

About the ACCF:

The African Climate Change Fund (ACCF) was created by the African Development Bank in April 2014 with an initial contribution of € 4.725 million from the government of Germany to support African countries in building their resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and in transitioning to sustainable low-carbon growth.

The ACCF secured an additional funding commitment of € 4.7 million from the government of Italy at the end of 2015 and a commitment of € 2 million from the government of Flanders, Belgium in 2016, bringing the total contributions to the ACCF since its inception to over € 11.4 million. These commitments have allowed the ACCF to scale-up to a multi-donor trust fund.

To date, the ACCF has approved 8 small grant projects for a total of US $3.3 million. The approved projects are supporting six countries (Mali, Kenya, Swaziland, Cabo Verde, Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Cote d’Ivoire) to strengthen their capacities to access international climate finance, as well as two multi-national projects.

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Humanities Call: Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)


Humanities Call: Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)

Application deadline: September 15, 2017 (La version fran├žaise est en bas)

Application deadline: September 15, 2017

Established in 1973, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) promotes research by African and Diaspora scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities that can contribute to a better understanding of Africa and its place in the world. This is done in the belief that sound knowledge of the continent is invaluable to efforts to make Africa a better place for its peoples and societies.
Within the framework of its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, CODESRIA introduces Meaning-Making Research Initiative (MRI) as the principal tool for supporting research. Like previous tools, MRI will focus on supporting research that contributes to agendas for imagining, planning and creating African futures. MRI replaces five tools that CODESRIA had deployed in previous years to support research, vis. National Working Groups (NWG), Multinational Working Groups (MWG), Comparative Research Networks (CRN), Transnational Working Groups (TWG) and Postdoctoral grants. One goal of this move is to increase the legibility and visibility of the research supported by the Council by collapsing previous tools into a single and therefore reducing the number of tools deployed to support research.

The adoption of MRI marks a recommitment to the tasks of interpretation and explanation that saw CODESRIA produce ground-breaking work on thematic issues such as democratization and economic reform in Africa. MRI will more aggressively push scholars to build on the close observation of African social realities to grapple with the tasks of explanation, interpretation and efforts to come to terms with and surpass challenges in Africa. The initiative will be marked by reinforced support to researchers and their better integration into the Council’s work. It will also systematically give scholars more varied ways to present their work, including through books, journal articles and policy interventions.

A special Humanities call

Projects under this special Humanities call will be funded from a grant extended to CODESRIA by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen teaching and research of the Humanities in African universities. CODESRIA receives generous core support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. Scholars in the Humanities can submit proposals in response to other CODESRIA calls and CODESRIA is already producing significant work in the Humanities through its current activities. The Council is issuing this special call for proposals because of the peculiar challenges that teaching and research in the Humanities are encountering in African universities today. It is also motivated by the important contributions that scholarship in the Humanities can make to our understanding of Africa and efforts to construct African futures. CODESRIA seeks projects that broach new and interesting questions and employs innovative methods to address these issues. Projects that address important social challenges on the continent and that are rooted in conversations between the Humanities and other fields of knowledge like the social and natural sciences are strongly encouraged. Work that examines on the status and importance of the Humanities in society and reflects on how to develop humanities teaching and research in universities are also encouraged.

Key selection criteria:

Proposals funded under this initiative will meet many of the following criteria:
• Propose research on important aspects of African social realities that fall under CODESRIA’s priority themes as outlined in the Strategic Plan;
• Be guided by clear questions that explore puzzling aspects of the social realities of Africa and its position in the world;
• Be grounded in the thorough exploration of the continent’s social realities and history;
• Engage constructively and rigorously with African futures;
• Be theoretically ambitious with a clear goal of providing new and innovative ways of understanding and making sense of African social realities;
• Explore multiple spatial, temporal and sectoral settings where this contributes to the process of meaning-making
• Demonstrate familiarity with knowledge already produced by CODESRIA

Group initiatives: MRIs under this special call should be groups of researchers from one country or multiple countries. Each group should have between 3 and 5 members and should take into account CODESRIA’s core principles of gender, linguistic, intergenerational, interdisciplinary diversity. All members of a group should have a demonstrated ability to contribute meaningfully to the work of the group. The Council offers up to USD 35,000 for each winning project.

Thematic priorities:

All applications must engage with CODESRIA’s 2017-2021 thematic priorities and cross-cutting issues:
1. Democratic processes, governance, citizenship and security in Africa: Security challenges and ways of grappling with them, transitional justice, democratization, citizenship and migration, the rule of law and human rights, governance processes and mechanisms at local, national and international levels, language, the changing boundaries and configurations of states and communities
2. Ecologies, economies and societies in Africa: Land, natural resource management, climate change, demographic change, urbanization, food security and poverty in Africa and technological innovation as well as the interaction of human populations with the rest of the environment in Africa, the forms it takes, its histories and trajectories and its impact on a broad set of sectors including the continent’s burgeoning economies
3. Higher education dynamics in a changing Africa: The role of higher education in economic and political transformation in Africa, the rapid transformation in the African higher education landscape, the reform of African higher education and innovations in higher education leadership

Cross-cutting themes: Gender, generations, inequality, rurality and urbanity, memory and history, as well as futures and alternatives

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit application packages containing the following required materials as Word documents. Please note that applications that lack any of these elements will be discarded.

• A proposal with the following clearly titled sections: an introduction; statement and contextualization of research question; brief review of literature and/or competing hypotheses; study design and research methodology; theoretical and practical significance of the study; research plan and a brief summary of budget. Proposals must be submitted as Word documents and should not exceed 10 pages long (font type: Times New Roman; font size: 12; line spacing: double). Brief budgets should be incorporated into proposals and should take into consideration the fact that these grants have strict 18-month lifespans. CODESRIA will directly fund launch and completion workshops.

The budget should cover expenses for the following:
♣ Field and/or archival research to be undertaken
♣ Books and other scholarly materials purchased for the project
♣ Honorariums paid to researchers during field and/or archival research

• Annotated plan of deliverables: One-page annotated table of contents for book or annotated plan for three scholarly articles to be produced as deliverables of the project.
• A cover letter listing full details- names, email and physical addresses and telephone number- of the members and coordinator of the project
• CVs of the members of the project, including full contact details
• Institutional affiliation: A letter indicating institutional affiliation of each member
• Identification sheet: A completed version of the identification sheet attached to this call.

Please leave the document as an Excel file.

The deadline for submission of applications for both individual and group grants is September 15, 2017. Notification of the result of the selection process will be done by October 15, 2017 and applicants who will not hear from us by then should consider their applications unsuccessful. All applications should be sent by email to 2017 Research Initiatives Program, CODESRIA at [email protected]. When sending your email kindly use the subject line ‘MRI Hum 2017’ to facilitate the processing of your application.

Research Program
CODESRIA
BP 3304, CP 18524
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: +221 - 33 825 9822/23
Fax: +221- 33 824 1289
E-mail: [email protected]

Canada: Project Officer for Tanzania - Global Program

Job Summary

The Project Officer will coordinate the implementation, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of CAM’s role in two (2) projects in Tanzania. 1) More and Better Midwives in Rural Tanzania (2016-20) and 2) Improved Service Delivery for Safe Motherhood (2017-18). The Project Officer will also assist in identifying new opportunities for partnerships in Tanzania under the direction of the Director Global Program.

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2017

Job for a Radiologist (Voluntary Service Overseas)

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

The volunteer will design and lead coaching and mentoring of midwives and assistant medical officers working in reproductive and child health clinics on use of the portable ultrasound (Vscan). The volunteer will be responsible for on the job training of midwives in 7 district hospitals in Lindi and Mtwara region.

The Volunteer Radiologist will; train health workers on the coordination of radiology services with other medical services, develop and monitor procedures to ensure adequate quality control of images, train health workers on the documentation of performance, interpretation or outcome of the procedures performed.

The role requires:
  • Qualified medical professional, specialized in radiology.
  • At least 3 years experience in the field.
  • Facilitation and training skills
If you have the right training and experience and can volunteer with us for a period of four (4) months from October 2017, we are eager to hear from you.

How to apply:

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Consultant - Diagnostics Financing Structure and Fiscal Sustainability of Social Protection in Tanzania - Zanzibar component

Component 1. 

The consultant will carry out analytical work to undertake diagnostics of the structure and fiscal sustainability of the SPL system, which will be summarized into a single report for Zanzibar. A social protection programs dataset is available for the diagnostic, which will further build on existing reports. The consultant will coordinate closely with the team carrying out the SPL diagnostics for Tanzania mainland. The diagnostics will include:

A context and literature review of socioeconomic conditions of poor and vulnerable households in Zanzibar. The review will draw from existing resources and analytical work and where needed, will be complemented by household survey analyses.
A review of main SPL interventions in Zanzibar, with a focus on financing and assessment of fiscal sustainability. The review will draw from the available data set that contains design, coverage and budget/expenditure information for social protection programs in Zanzibar and Tanzania Mainland. Programs are classified using the ASPIRE classification of Social Assistance; Social Insurance; Labour Market Programs; Subsidies; and Social Care Services. Apart from the analytical work, the consultant will work with authorities in Zanzibar to develop sound recommendations to improve the efficiency and sustainability of SPL systems and financing.

Component 2. 

The consultant will identify counterparts in the Zanzibar Government (including TASAF, ZSSF, OCGS, and MOF) with whom to collaborate closely, to enhance ownership of the final product and to build capacity to perform diagnostics of SPL systems. The analysis will be conducted in close consultation with the selected counterparts and other stakeholders, who will be asked to review and comment on intermediate and final outputs. The process will be tailored to ensure capacity building for core government agencies and will promote government ownership and lead role.

Prior to finalizing the diagnostics document, a technical workshop will be organized to review chapters, gather feedback, and go over the methodology and taxonomy that has been used. The consultant will then incorporate comments received and finalize the document to be formally delivered to Government.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2017

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Job: Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria Vector Control-Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is bidding on an upcoming USAID proposal that will focus on strengthening malaria surveillance and improve targeting of vector control interventions across transmission zones in Tanzania. The Technical Lead, Malaria Vector Control will work closely with the COP, Technical Lead for Malaria Surveillance and other project staff. Under the supervision of the COP, the Technical Lead, Malaria Vector Control will be responsible for program management oversight, timely implementation of malaria vector control efforts. The Technical Lead, Malaria Vector Control will provide technical guidance and oversee all implementation activities in collaboration with stakeholders, partners and local country government (MOHSW, NMCP, and ZAMEP).

Responsibilities
  • Work actively in the support of field activities
  • Supports the COP in the development of country work plans, vector control operations reports, and other technical and programmatic reports, as required
  • Work collaboratively with the COP, Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance and other project staff to implement vector control best practices
  • Design and implement vector control M&E system in close coordination with other technical and management teams, including the development of performance indicators, setting annual targets, monitoring project progress, and ensuring timely data collection
  • Ensure that Palladium provides high quality technical assistance and capacity development to local partners and project stakeholders
  • Conduct regular M&E and mentoring visits to local partners
  • Translate evidence, current research, and guidelines into practical programmatic and field operations
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in entomology, epidemiology, environmental science or other relevant discipline (MBA, MD, MPH, PhD) from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in public health, including at least 5 years of malaria vector control experience
  • Direct experience with malaria vector control interventions
  • Direct experience creating evidence for informed policy decisions on malaria control interventions
  • Direct experience with HMIS/DHIS2, LMIS, MIS is desired, preferably in Tanzania
  • Ability to achieve consensus among senior stakeholders and operational and budget management experience
  • Direct experience leading technical teams is highly desired
  • Advanced skills in M&E and experience designing monitoring and evaluation plans, designing, implementing and supervising data collection activities also desired
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English are required to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise as referenced above
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
How to apply:

Job: Deputy Chief of Party, Malaria Surveillance and Vector Control-Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is bidding on an upcoming USAID proposal that will focus on strengthening malaria surveillance and improving targeting of vector control interventions across transmission zones in Tanzania. Under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will lead and oversee project activities. The DCOP will work with the COP to develop and implement the project work plan and ensure timely provision of high-quality deliverables and routine project reports. The DCOP is the secondary point of contact for the USAID Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR) and will serve as the acting COP when needed.

Responsibilities
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical assistance to the program, technical staff, and administrators for the program
  • Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems
  • Leads and/or reviews and monitors programmatic functions, i.e. development of work plans, budgets and quarterly/annual reports
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance, per project requirements
  • Provides functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets, as needed
  • Participates in and/or prepares necessary project-related reports presentations and white papers
  • Organizes and supports, as needed, project trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings
  • Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
  • Leads and assists in research, data collection, policy formulation, training, and capacity building efforts in support of agreement activities and deliverables
  • Supervises senior technical staff and provides guidance to mid- and junior-level staff members
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (MBA, MD, MPH, PhD) from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in public health program management, health governance, monitoring and evaluation, or other field related to international health programs are required
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across partners, sectors, and with home office
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects or programs
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a defined timeline
  • Ability to anticipate, respond, and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands
  • Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations
  • Experience managing complex, large-scale, donor-funded programs (USAID experience required)
  • Fluency in English is required, Kiswahili is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
How to apply:

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Job: Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria Surveillance-Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is bidding on an upcoming USAID proposal that will focus on strengthening malaria surveillance and improve targeting of vector control interventions across transmission zones in Tanzania. The Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance will work closely with the COP, Technical Lead for Vector Control and other project staff. Under the supervision of the COP, the Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance will be responsible for program management oversight, timely implementation of malaria surveillance and response system, routine health information system strengthening and associated capacity building and operational research activities in close collaboration with stakeholders and partners.

Responsibilities
  • Implementation of malaria surveillance and response system
  • Ensure that required protocols are developed, training is conducted, and smooth field implementation, data quality assessment and supportive supervision are regularly conducted
  • Ensure that protocols developed for analysis of malaria data quality and use is documented and discussed with NMCP and other relevant stakeholders
  • Routine health information system strengthening
  • Improve malaria data quality and use through the routine health information system
  • Capacity building and operational research activities
  • Ensure that any relevant protocols related to operational research activities are submitted to the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) ethical review committee and other Institutions, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC/Tanzania) for approval, as needed
  • Contribute to preparation of project performance reports, writing of technical reports and scientific papers for presentation in scientific meetings and publishing in various journals
  • Program management oversight including participation in field supervision, monitoring of activities and coordinating needed assistance to ensure smooth implementation
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by COP and supervisor
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (MBA, MD, MPH, PhD) from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in public health, including at least 5 years of malaria surveillance experience
  • Ability to use advanced database and statistical analysis software (SAS, STATA, Epi Info, SPSS, etc.)
  • Direct experience with malaria disease surveillance, programmatic surveillance and transmission surveillance
  • Direct experience creating evidence for informed policy decisions on malaria control interventions
  • Direct experience with HMIS/DHIS2, LMIS, MIS, preferably in Tanzania
  • Ability to achieve consensus among senior stakeholders and operational and budget management experience
  • Direct experience leading technical teams is highly desired
  • Advanced skills in M&E and experience designing monitoring and evaluation plans, designing, implementing and supervising data collection activities also desired
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English are required to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise as referenced above
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
How to apply:

Job: Chief of Party (COP), Malaria Surveillance and Vector Control-Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is bidding on an upcoming USAID proposal that will focus on strengthening malaria surveillance and improve targeting of vector control interventions across transmission zones in Tanzania. The Chief of Party, Malaria Surveillance and Vector Control will be responsible for technical leadership and management including meeting of the project's technical objectives, managing financial resources, managing program staff, managing partnering agreements, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials and local partners, managing donor reporting, and ensuring high-quality service delivery. The COP will represent Palladium to USAID and other donor groups, project partners, Ministries, community organizations, and private sector organizations.

Responsibilities
  • Provide overall strategic, technical, programmatic, financial, and management guidance and support for project activities with a focus on results and financial accountability
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID Agreement Officer Representative (AOR) and Technical Representative
  • Establish and manage relationship and coordination with relevant stakeholders and serve as the primary project representative with HQ, government officials, the private sector, local and international NGOs, implementing partners, and community members
  • Manage project technical, operations and administrative staff and work with the US-based country management support team to ensure responsive and efficient project operations
  • Ensure that project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are adhered to
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the client, other donors, partners, and stakeholders
  • Work with and build the capacity of local government authorities and local community based organizations
  • Facilitate the management of sub-contractors, including maintaining clear and transparent lines of communication
  • Provide analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider and resolve project challenges, particularly as they relate to implementation quality, and meeting requirements and milestones
  • Ensure clear lines of communications to keep staff informed of relevant information and dialog both in the field and from headquarters
Requirements
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (MBA, MD, MPH, PhD) from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum of 10 of experience in the technical and administrative management of large, multi-year donor funded projects with demonstrated increasing levels of leadership and management responsibility
  • Experience managing complex, large-scale, donor-funded programs (USAID experience required)
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a Project Director or Chief of Party capacity
  • Experience in malaria surveillance and/or vector control interventions
  • Experience in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Tanzania
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively engaging stakeholders including senior level staff in government agencies and civil society organizations, private sector, universities, media, and international donor agencies
  • Demonstrated experience managing a diverse team of technical experts to high level performance, delivery of high quality deliverables and staff retention
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a defined timeline
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial and evaluative skills
  • Fluency in English is required; in addition, Kiswahili is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
How to apply:

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Job: Education Officer, NOB, Mbeya, Tanzania (for Tanzanian Nationals only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund

Closing date: 19 Jul 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 supervision of the Chief, Education Section or Education Specialist, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects 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, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Key Expected Results
  • Support to program development and planning
  • Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Support to program development and planning
  • Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Draft regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results
Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programs.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)
Functional Competencies:
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • A University Degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
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=505734

Job: Senior Technical Advisor – USAID Kizazi Kipya project

Organization: Pact

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 19 Jul 2017

Title Senior Technical Advisor – USAID Kizazi Kipya project

Location Tanzania

Department Name Program Delivery

Pact Overview

Job summary:

The Economic Strengthening Advisor will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of strategies and activities to improve the economic stability of young people and households caring for OVC. The Economic Strengthening Advisor (ESA) plays a pivotal role in planning for all aspects of livelihoods and economic opportunities activities for Pact Tanzania’s USAID-funded Kizazi Kipya project. She/he will facilitate a team of staff in the development of social protection linkages and provision, savings group (VSLG) activities and the integration of enterprise expertise and market access and relationships for securing the economic wellbeing of targeted households. The Advisor will be involved in project implementation, and organizing and delivering training programs that address a wide variety of issues, including: social protection and livelihoods; savings and financial access; agriculture and food security; economic and market development; ensuring delivery of specific training, coordination and execution of activities, and overall backstopping and troubleshooting. Proficiency in dealing with math, bookkeeping, and monitoring systems is essential, as is familiarity with the way Tanzanian women think and work at the grassroots, whether in rural or urban settings. The ESA position requires a high degree of integrity, professionalism, flexibility and perseverance, as well as the ability to anticipate, identify and resolve problems in the field quickly.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The ESA must develop a close working relationship with the Technical Service Coordinator. She/he needs to be a committed listener who not only is eager to know not only what is happening in all aspects of the targeted households’ economic wellbeing, but also is able to give constructive feedback and support to those she/he supervises. The Advisor is responsible to:
  • Technically supervise ES program activities including the design, development and implementation of technical guidance as it relates to ES, ensuring all ES activities are in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices for addressing needs of OVC, young people, and their caregivers.
  • Exercising a supportive supervision approach, train and mentor technical staff and sub grantees responsible for child wellbeing.
  • Build awareness of key ES concepts and principles among sub grantees and institutions. This includes assisting families in earning and saving income, managing money, and allocating household resources to improving children and youth’s wellness outcomes.
  • Develop and instruct Technical Services Coordinators in effective methodologies for identifying appropriate ES interventions for specific households, depending on the needs and resources of those households (i.e. credit and market opportunities, group savings, income generation, micro-enterprise development training, farming-as-a-business, extensionist, other vocational training opportunities, youth employability, etc.).; train/mentor in principles and standards for good implementation of or linkages to these interventions.
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of strategies and interventions that promote the economic empowerment of young people.
  • Ensure the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned, capture timely, high quality information and utilize data to inform decisions and foster learning and innovation;
  • Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for economic strengthening.
  • Ensure all economic strengthening strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
  • Create and implement a plan to engage the private sector in economic strengthening activities for greater and sustainable impacts.
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual planning, monitoring, and reporting for all Economic Strengthening (ES) related activities;
  • Oversee pilot or demonstration projects to test and adopt specific ES activities.
  • Ensure global best practices shape project activities
  • Ensuring that books and materials used in the clusters, by either staff or groups, are delivered in time to meet program deadlines and in a manner, that maintains internal controls on inventory.
  • Providing substantial input to orientation and implementation training and training-of-trainers packages, including but not limited to training workshops for savings groups Management Committees, bi-monthly workshops run by Empowerment Workers, and MIS/positive deviance case study training.
  • Training the cluster-level Technical Services Coordinators to use these training materials so that they can conduct training for Empowerment Workers (EWs) in order to maximize their impact on the activities and behavior of women and their groups.
  • Overseeing the training carried out by the Technical Services Coordinators, sometimes serving as a co-trainer, to ensure that they are consistently delivering project training effectively, and conveying information and new ideas accurately and in a participatory manner that is appropriate for adult learners.
  • Ongoing engagement with the Technical Services Coordinators to ensure there is a smooth relationship between them and the Empowerment Workers and that the EWs’ support and capacity building with the groups is sufficient to result in their independence and self-management.
  • Regularly visiting groups to provide appreciative support and to ensure that a spirit of motivated teamwork and open communication is maintained throughout the project sites.
  • Identifying emerging areas of challenge and participating in the modification of program materials to meet those needs.
  • Ensuring that program information is accurately and promptly communicated from and to the field;
Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree or higher in economics, international development or a related field preferred; gender studies or experience an advantage.
Experience:
  • 8+ years’ experience designing, implementing and monitoring household economic strengthening activities working on multifaceted and complex international development programs.
  • At least 5 years of technical management experience, including direct supervision of technical teams and implementing partners.
Skills
  • Solid knowledge of social protection, household economic strengthening, and microenterprise and market development instruments and frameworks.
  • Experience in leveraging private sector partnerships and resources for creation of business opportunities, business mentorship and skills training, market access, strategies to strengthen household resilience, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills including such skills in English.
  • Experience with a USG cooperative agreement and PEPFAR programming strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow without constant or close supervision and ability and willingness to travel to program areas and internationally as required.
  • Excellent training skills in working with adult learners, particularly at the community level; experience in an appreciative approach a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.
How to Apply:

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Please send the application to [email protected] with the heading, Economic Strengthening Advisor Job Application.

The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 19th July 2017 (only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

To learn more about Pact Tanzania visit: http://www.pactworld.org/country/tanzania

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Please send the application to [email protected] with the heading, Economic Strengthening Advisor Job Application.