Academic Excellence Scholarships - Aberystwyth University, Mauritius Branch Campus

October 2017 applicants

For the October 2017 intake, we are offering three 50% undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships for Mauritian applicants, one for each of the following three departments at the Mauritius campus:
  • School of Management and Business,
  • Department of Computer Science,
  • Department of Law and Criminology
The scholarships cover 50% of the tuition fees for the standard duration of your course (subject to academic performance, and terms and conditions). Applicants, who wish to be considered for the 50% scholarships, need to have demonstrated academic excellence in their A-levels, HSC, International Baccalaureate or ‌equivalent and submit their application form before the scholarship application closing date 8th of September 2017. Applicants will also be required to write a short statement on why they are a suitable recipient of an Aberystwyth University Academic Excellence Scholarship.

March 2018 applicants

For the March 2018 intake, we are offering three full (100%) undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships for Mauritian applicants. The scholarships cover the tuition fees for the standard duration of your course (subject to academic performance, and terms and conditions). Applicants, who wish to be considered for the full scholarships, need to have demonstrated academic excellence in their A-levels, HSC, International Baccalaureate or ‌equivalent and submit their application form before the scholarship application closing date 20th of February 2018. Applicants will also be required to write a short statement on why they are a suitable recipient of an Aberystwyth University Academic Excellence Scholarship.

“We are proud to provide Mauritian students with an opportunity to benefit from an Academic Excellence Scholarship. Promoting a high quality education experience is a key objective and it is very important for us to encourage students who have demonstrated academic excellence. At our new campus in Quartier Militaire, students will benefit from high quality teaching from an international faculty, combined with the development of the practical skills,required by employers.” - Dr David Poyton, Dean of Aberystwyth University (Mauritius Branch Campus).

Fellowships for a PhD specialization in Africa

This intensive PhD course aims to help build and strengthen the analytical capacity in Land Economics and Governance in Africa, building the capacity of network universities in teaching and research in conformity to best global practices with deep African perspectives. This course will be offered as a pilot pending formal accreditation within the AERC, and will be hosted at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa from January 7 to February 11, 2018. The course will be delivered by local and international experts on land related research of both academia and the World Bank, equipping participants with the latest theories and tools to conduct state of the art research on the subject.

More info at http://www.efdinitiative.org/news/archive/call-applications-fellowships-phd-specialization-africa

Application deadline: August 31st, 2017.

Job: Technical Advisor - Leonard Cheshire Disability, Tanzania

Organization: Leonard Cheshire Disability
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Sep 2017

Technical Advisor Salary: 18, 500,000 – Tzs. 19,200,000 per annum
Dodoma, Tanzania
Permanent
Full time
Ref: 670

This post is a fixed-term one year contract initially leading to 4 years.

The Technical Advisor’s job entails being the link between LCD’s project partner in Tanzania. You will provide advisory support to the Tanzania Cheshire Foundation (TCF) IE project and other projects through capacity building, linking TCF with donors, linking TCF with LCD systems, ensuring the quality of interventions and demonstrating innovative approaches to inclusiveness, engaging in strategic stakeholder activities, alliances and networks. The Advisor will also be the link between the LCD regional office based in Nairobi and the partner by advising the regional office on the local context as well as quality assurance of implemented activities.

The IE Advisor will also represent TCF and LCD at various platforms accordingly.

To apply for this post you must have:

Experience in development in the field of Education / Inclusive Education / livelihoods / Disability/ Gender /or Economic empowerment programmes within the NGO / international organisation where you can demonstrate you have trained and built capacity with a variety of stakeholders.

Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A satisfactory disclosure check, or in country police check equivalent, is required for this post.

Closing date: 04 September 2017

Job: Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator - Tanzania

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 09 Sep 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world. We address both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve. The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

BACKGROUND:

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. Currently, the country hosts approximately 311,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived over the last 2 years as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to arrive in the region expressing multiple reasons and needs.

Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of child and youth protection and development, community-based rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, gender-based violence / women's protection and empowerment, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care, both at border posts for the Burundian new arrivals and in refugee camps in the Kigoma region.

JOB OVERVIEW:

This position will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Women's Protection and Empowerment strategy and program in the camps of Nyaragusu, Nduta and Mtendeli, including monitoring and ensuring program quality in line with GBV guiding principles and best practices. The role will lead on all WPE representation and advocacy, act as the main liaison with UNHCR's GBV technical lead, other IRC technical coordinators and senior management, as well as leading all WPE proposal development and reporting. The coordinator will ensure internal and external collaboration including acting as Co-lead to the GBV Working Group across the camps.

The Coordinator will lead implementation of the program grants in 3 camps and ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that GBV staff receive appropriate mentorship and capacity building and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. The Coordinator will directly manage and provide technical support to two WPE Senior Managers and a WPE Manager.

The WPE Coordinator will be based in Kibondo with frequent travel to Kasulu and the refugee camps. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Programs based in Dar Es Salaam. Technical support is provided by the Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Technical Advisor. S/he will also work closely with the Grants Coordinator on program funding and donor compliance.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Strategic Planning and Program Design
  • Contribute to the implementation of the IRC Tanzania Country Strategic Action Plan (SAP) outcome areas, in particular prioritized outcomes related to Health and Safety
  • Maintain and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN, INGOs, NGOs and community leadership to deliver WPE program quality in the specified locations.
  • In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator contribute to research, collect, and analyze data to inform program design and proposal development, including needs assessments and program evaluation
  • Collaborate with the DDP and Sector team leads to ensure GBV program coordination with other IRC program sectors and ensure mainstreaming of women and girls' protection and empowerment.
  • Lead development of competitive project ideas and proposals (including budgets), which are in accordance with the Tanzania country program strategy, the IRC OEF vision and WPE program approaches, while responding to needs identified on the ground
Program Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monitor the timely implementation, financial management and reporting of the GBV program, in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Ensure timely submission of all program reports, quality of program data and proper archival of program information;
  • Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Coordinator and other operations Coordinators to ensure that the WPE program is properly supported and that all activities are conducted according to IRC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures;
  • Maintain updated budget and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress in implementation
  • Ensure the GBVIMS data base is routinely and accurately updated at the field site and generate data and trend reports needed to inform partners in the GBV working groups and donor reports as specified in the Information Sharing protocol.
Human Resource Management and Development
  • Recruit and lead WPE program staff, encouraging a positive and committed team spirit, which fosters participation and innovation from all staff;
  • Provide direct supervision to two WPE Senior Managers and one WPE Manager
  • Ensure the timely application of organizational procedures (including inductions, relevance of job descriptions, objective-setting and performance evaluations);
  • Implement capacity building plans for individual staff and teams, including delivery of trainings and on the job coaching and mentoring
Communication, Coordination, Representation and Advocacy
  • Act as the main focal point for interactions with donors and partners, including the UNHCR Protection Team
  • Ensure that all WPE program data, including clients' data, is shared in strict accordance with the existing Information Sharing Protocol and international ethical standards and information sharing principles
  • Work collaboratively with other IRC teams to ensure safety of women and girls is prioritized across all IRC's activities
  • Represent IRC in all relevant coordination meetings to advocate for the interest of women and girls
  • Strengthen and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government authorities and UN agencies.
Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • Master's degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations, Gender & Conflict or other relevant field);
  • 7 years of program management experience, including at least 3 years implementing Women's Protection and Empowerment or GBV prevention and response programs oversees on emergency and/or post-conflict environment;
  • In-depth understanding of the root causes of GBV, related international standards, and GBV prevention and response strategies.
  • Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff;
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;
  • Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
  • Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Lodging in Kibondo is in a shared IRC guesthouse, together with other IRC staff. All IRC sites have electricity and internet.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci44NjQ0MC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Job: Program Officer, Child Survival and Women's Health and Nutrition - Tanzania (1 year contract)

Organization: Nutrition International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 29 Aug 2017

At Nutrition International, we believe nutrition is the difference between what could be and what never gets the chance. So, every day, we drive for better, faster ways to deliver the nutrition interventions we know work to those who need them most. If you are interested in being part of a team that is improving the lives of millions around the world, please submit your application for the position of Program Officer, Child Survival and Women's Health and Nutrition .The position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Overall Purpose.

In line with Nutrition International’s strategic objectives in Africa, and, in partnership with key stakeholders in Tanzania, the Program Officer will be responsible for providing appropriate technical and other assistance to the Government of Tanzania and/or other stakeholders to help them provide, on a sustainable basis, improved child, adolescent and women’s health and nutrition services, particularly those at most risk, within which appropriate micronutrient interventions are integrated and achieve sustained high coverage and utilization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Development:

With the support and guidance of relevant members of the NI technical team and the Country Director:
  • Ensure a regularly updated landscape analysis is available on the Iodized salt and Vitamin A supplementation programs in Tanzania.
  • Develop and plan projects in Tanzania in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners that respond to programming gaps in the situation analyses and that aim to ensure appropriate intake of micronutrients by targeted groups.
  • Ensure regular coordination for salt iodization and VAS programming with key partners to ensure NI funding for these interventions are being used cost-effectively.
  • Develop project budgets and agree on financial commitments with Country Director Tanzania and ensure appropriate inputs are made and updated in NI Contracts Database.
  • Be alert to opportunities for NI engagement in child and women’s health and nutrition.
Project Implementation and Management
  • Assist the Country Director with the management of NI-funded fortification and VAS programs in Tanzania and any other fortification programs that may arise.
  • Review and analyze financial and technical progress reports, produce relevant project documents as per NI procedures and guidelines.
  • Troubleshoot and recommend corrective action drawing on internal NI expertise in the Tanzania and Regional Offices and beyond as necessary.
  • Ensure the Contracts Database is regularly updated, in line with NI contract management procedures.
  • Ensure regular coordination meetings with key stakeholders to ensure NI funding for programs is being used cost-effectively and programs NI supported program activities are on track during implementation.
Project Review
  • Facilitate review of programs by RO and HQ teams for lessons learned and document and share appropriately.
Program Research and Evaluation
  • Participate in the design of research and evaluation activities and work closely with researchers and external evaluators to ensure research and evaluations exercises are feasible, responds to NI, stakeholders and government needs and is disseminated in timely fashion.
  • Support the dissemination of research and program evaluation findings in Tanzania and elsewhere with the view to inform available new information and improved practices.
External Relations
  • Build and maintain good collaborative relations with Ministry of Health, other government agencies, UN agencies, and NGOs, as appropriate to promote information sharing and effective coordination of effort to improve and sustain effective and efficient adolescent and women health and nutrition program
  • Participate in national and regional fora relevant to fortification and VAS interventions.
  • Keep up to date with developments in child survival and women's health and nutrition programming.
  • Document and share with the ER team field stories and lessons learned from projects.
Education/Professional Designations/Experience:
  • At a minimum, a Master’s degree from a recognized university in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Community Health or Nutrition.
  • Training in epidemiology, research methodologies desirable.
  • Post graduate certificate in project management will be added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in child health, reproductive health and public health, nutrition, food sciences and/or related field in Tanzania or elsewhere.
  • Experience in program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with micronutrient supplementation programs for children desirable.
Travel Requirements
  • Based in Dar es Salam; around 25-30% of time will be spent travelling in Tanzania with occasional travel outside Tanzania.
How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter to A**[email protected]** quoting Job# 2017-TAN-02 in the subject line. Competition closes August 29, 2017.

Job: WASH Project Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

WASH Project Manager - Tanzania 

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Political instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused a large number of refugees to seek sanctuary in Tanzania. As of March 2017, Tanzania is hosting almost 235,000 Burundian refugees, with a daily arrival of more than 300 persons. To respond to this situation, NRC opened an operational office in Kibondo, North Western Tanzania, in November 2016. It now operates in three camps hosting Burundian asylum seekers and refugees in Mtendeli and Nduta camps and Burundian and Congolese asylum seekers and refugees in Nyarugusu Camp
NRC became Implementing Partner with UNHCR from 1st May 2017 for Camp Management in Nyarugusu and the Camp Management Project Manager (CM PM) is required to establish and implement the Camp Management portfolio in Nyarugusu refugee camp. The CM PM will have overall responsibility for the implementation and reporting for NRC’s camp management activities in Nyarugusu, Tanzania.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These guide NRC’s actions and relationships. The post-holder will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.
The purpose of the wash Project Manager position is to implement delegated wash project portfolio.

Job descriptionGeneric Responsibilities
  • Line management for project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and wash strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant wash projects
  • Coordinate and manage wash project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Wash/Shelter PDM and Area manager
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget and coordinate across other projects
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific responsibilities
  • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers needs and vulnerabilities within the community.
  • On the basis of these assessments to design and construct appropriate responses (both programmatic and advocacy) to meet people's basic WASH needs including water reticulation system, excreta disposal, solid waste management, drainage, vector control, and hygiene.
  • Ensure that WASH programme design is informed by and integrated with NRC’s other priority sectors of camp management, education and Shelter.
  • To ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term operation and maintenance of all water and sanitation infrastructure, including the provision of all necessary training.
  • Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the UNHCR and SPHERE standard
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for NRC staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff. Look for opportunities for experiential learning
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Wash expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Education field
  • Civil engineering / construction
  • Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • Managing resources to optimise results.
  • Managing performance and development.
  • Empowering and building trust.
  • Handling insecure environments.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Initiating action and change.
We offerDuty station: Kigoma region, Kasulu district. , Tanzania

Commencement: 1st November, 2017

Contract duration:1 year contract with possibility of extension subject to funding availability
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions in Tanzania. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.

Deadline for application:27/08/2017

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Job: ESOL Teacher / Teacher Trainer - Tanzanian Children’s Fund

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund is seeking a native English speaker with ESOL experience to work for the Rift Valley Children’s Village in rural Tanzania.

Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) and is a loving and permanent home to 97 children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The goal of this position is to build teachers’ capacity to teach English in order to bring about greater learning outcomes for students, positioning them for future educational and professional success.

The specifics of this job include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Management of the ESL program at Gyetighi Primary School;
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons for both teachers and students to a wide range of classes and age groups;
  • Assisting the Education Director in leading professional development seminars;
  • Organizing and facilitating teacher training sessions;
  • Proofreading and proctoring tests, examination papers, and exercises;
  • Observing teachers’ lessons and providing feedback;
  • Devising, writing and producing new ESL materials;
  • Supporting English language instruction at Oldeani Secondary School;
  • Leading and creating lesson plans for extra-curricular school activities;
  • Advising teachers on best teaching practices, strategies to promote student-centered learning, and how to deliver engaging lesson plans;
  • Leading computer training classes in Microsoft Word and Excel for selected primary school teachers;
  • Providing one-on-one academic and career counseling to secondary school graduates at RVCV;
  • Planning and leading an 8-week intensive English course to prepare primary school students for the transition to secondary school;
  • Advising RVCV volunteers on appropriate educational resources and activities for various age groups.
Our ideal candidate is someone who:
  • Is a native English speaker.
  • Can commit to one year of living and working in a remote area.
  • Takes initiative in a professional environment with minimal supervision, and is able to design and deliver original lessons with limited resources.
  • Has earned a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching certification for TEFL.
  • Has a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
  • Has worked/studied/lived overseas or taught in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Has experience in creating needs-based curricula and syllabi.
  • Possesses a strong work ethic.
  • Enjoys engaging with children, faculty and volunteers in both a formal and informal capacity.
  • Approaches challenges with a positive outlook.
  • Possesses a strong sense of cultural competency, intuition, and empathy.
  • Has some knowledge of Swahili or East African culture/history.
Why work with Tanzanian Children’s Fund?
  • Be part of a small grassroots non-profit that is having a huge impact in the lives of children and in the wider community, through holistically addressing the root causes of poverty.
  • Live in one of the most beautiful, peaceful areas in East Africa with ample chances to see wildlife and forge authentic connections with students, teachers and local villagers.
  • Be confident that you’ll be working for an organization that has strong accountability structures, and incredibly well regarded both in the region and on a global stage.
  • Have autonomy in your role, collecting experiences, honing your professional skills, and preparing you for your next endeavor in international development.
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic, closely knit team of professionals who approach challenges with humor, and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Eat really delicious banana bread, watch the sun going down overlooking the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world.
Benefits:
  • $650 monthly stipend ($7,800 a year)
  • $2,000 airfare allowance/year
  • Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed.
  • Health insurance for term of service
  • One month annual leave per year of commitment
Start date: December 1, 2017 (School year in Tanzania: Jan-Dec), one year commitment required

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Job: Education Director - Tanzanian Children’s Fund

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

The Tanzanian Children's Fund is seeking an Education Director to live at the Rift Valley Children's Village (RVCV) in Oldeani and act as the liaison and primary contact for RVCV with Gyetighi Primary and Oldeani Secondary Schools. In this role, the Education Director is the point person for all issues surrounding the management contract between both schools and RVCV.

Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children's Fund, and is home to 97 marginalized children. RVCV is located in a remote impoverished village in Karatu District of Tanzania and is adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The goal of this management contract is to make Gyetighi Primary School the top school in the region and/or country, and to continue the process of also moving Oldeani Secondary School towards a similar level of excellence. To do this we must raise the standards of education, ensure that all students (no matter how poor) have the opportunity for a first-rate primary and secondary education, and improve the school overall environment in order to attract the best teachers.

The Education Director will work in concert with the Tanzanian teaching staff to establish a rapport with the faculty and identify the greatest needs at both schools. Understanding that both Gyetighi and Oldeani are impoverished, rural, government schools, the Education Director will work in partnership with the Head Teacher to manage and oversee day to day operations, including—but not limited to—coordination, facilitation and creation of teacher trainings and administrative schedules in order to help address these issues and concerns.

The Education Director’s time at will be divided between the two schools, however, the majority of time will be spent overseeing Oldeani Secondary School.

The specifics of this job include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Attend senior staff meetings at RVCV as schedule allows
  • Act as the liaison and main contact with Gyetighi and Oldeani
  • Work daily at Gyetighi Primary School and Oldeani School in partnership with the head teachers and will report to the Executive Director and Managing Director of the Rift Valley Children's Village as needed
  • Establish a rapport with all the faculty at Gyetighi and Oldeani to identify the challenges facing the schools
  • Serve as a mentor to the faculty by modeling instruction and using a classroom observation system to provide constructive feedback about teacher instruction, classroom management, assessment, etc.
  • Lead, supervise and support the RVCV ESL teacher, and School Managers.
  • Coordinate teacher trainings to address the needs of the students and faculty. When able, include the faculties of Oldeani and Meali Primary Schools in these trainings.
  • Identify areas of the curriculum that can be supplemented to the betterment of the students
  • Evaluate current instruction methods and work in concert with the Head Teacher to introduce strategies that include teaching to multiple learning styles, incorporate creativity into daily lesson plans, encourage independent thought from the students, etc.
  • Create a system to best utilize the limited resources, i.e., textbooks, etc., as well as identifying resources that can be purchased to improve overall quality of education.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, monitor staff work performance and handle staff management issues.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, evaluate applications and conduct interviews to hire new teachers.
  • Along with the Head Teacher, plan and implement teacher appreciation events, end-of-semester closing ceremonies, graduation, Parent's Day, etc.
  • Conduct interviews and selection process for Student Teachers
  • Support the Sponsorship and Communications Coordinator, US Managing Director and Development and Communications Director with education related social media posts, as well as reporting and grant writing.
  • Act as supervisor of Student Teachers in all work related to Gyetighi.
  • Oversee RVCV programs at the school including:
  • Student Teacher Program
  • RVCV sponsored teacher performance
  • RVCV Sponsored Athletic Program
  • RVCV Sponsored Girls' Club
  • Monthly Teacher bonuses
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a point of contact and resource for classes and clubs taking place at RVCV
  • Oversee study hall at RVCV
  • Review semester and yearlong school performance of RVCV children who attend Gyetighi and identify areas of weakness and foci for tutoring during evenings and school vacations.
  • Oversee requests for purchases of teaching materials to be used at Oldeani, Gyetighi and RVCV, including the school store
  • Serve as a member of Gyetighi Primary School's school committee and Oldeani Secondary School board
Our ideal candidate is someone who:
  • Is passionate about coaching and mentoring teachers in student-centered pedagogies.
  • Can commit to living and working in a very rural environment for two years.
  • Has experience in educational leadership or curriculum development.
  • Has a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a teaching qualification and experience teaching in a bi-lingual setting.
  • Has overseas experience, or experience working in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Loves collaboration and has strong team-building skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Can engage with a diverse range of people, both in a formal and informal capacity.
  • Enjoys autonomy, is self-motivated, and who takes a positive and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Is bold, thick-skinned, and can thrive in a challenging work environment.
  • Has a knowledge of Swahili or an interest in learning it.
  • Has a facility with using Word, Excel, and Google tools.
Why work with Tanzanian Children’s Fund?
  • Be part of a small grassroots non-profit that is having a huge impact in the lives of children and in the wider community, through holistically addressing the root causes of poverty.
  • Live in one of the most beautiful, peaceful areas in East Africa with ample chances to see wildlife and forge authentic connections with students, teachers and local villagers.
  • Be confident that you’ll be working for an organization that has strong accountability structures, and incredibly well regarded both in the region and on a global stage.
  • Have autonomy in your role, collecting experiences, honing your professional skills, and preparing you for your next endeavor in international development.
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic, closely knit team of professionals who approach challenges with humor, and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Eat really delicious banana bread, watch the sun going down overlooking the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world.
Benefits:
  • $1,000 monthly stipend
  • $2,000 USD travel allowance for each year of employment
  • Health insurance for term of service
  • Private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, and housekeeping support included
  • One month annual leave per year of commitment (to be taken during the June or December school breaks)
  • Free to travel during school vacations – April, June, September, December
Start date: Between the end of December 2017 and the beginning of January 2018** (School year in Tanzania: Jan-Dec), two year commitment required

For more information please visit: www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Various job opportunities at SUA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill various vacant positions at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

Hand written application letter, accompanied by a CV or Resume, Birth, Academic and Professional Certificates; and names of at least two referees be addressed to the DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE), P.O.BOX  3000, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO.

Please click here to open a PDF for more information.

Deadline: September 1st, 2017.

Essay Writing Competition 2017

Task: Write essay in fluent English and with depth on the topic

Start date: 10 July 2017

Last date: 31 August 2017

Prize money: $850

Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)

Participation Fees: Zero

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Job: Driver, (GS 2), Dar es Salaam and Mbeya, Tanzania, Temporary

Organization: UN Children's Fund

Closing date: 08 Aug 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 PositionUnder the supervision of Administrative Assistant (for Dar es Salaam position) the Driver, at the G-2 level, provides reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Key Expected Results

Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials. Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.
Maintenance of assigned vehicle. Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.
Documentation of vehicle related information. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Secondary Education; a valid driver's license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
Two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Communication (I)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)
Functional Competencies:
  • Analyzing(I)
  • Learning and Researching(I)
  • Planning and Organizing(I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures(I)
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=505597

Job: Senior Program Officer - Nutrition International

Organization: Nutrition International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

In line with Nutrition International’s strategic objectives in Africa, and, in partnership with key stakeholders in Tanzania, to arrange and provide appropriate technical and other assistance to the Government of Tanzania and/or other stakeholders to help them provide, on a sustainable basis, improved child, adolescent and women’s health and nutrition services, particularly those at most risk, within which appropriate micronutrient interventions are integrated and achieve sustained high coverage and utilization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Development:
  • Support the Country Director to ensure that the landscape analysis for child adolescent and women health and nutrition and fortification programs are regularly updated and available.
  • Support Country Director with information necessary for designing of country plans and proposals.
Project Implementation and Management
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets for country projects.
  • Ensure that work plan activities are implemented as scheduled and per the approved budgets.
  • Carry out site monitoring visits to ensure that implementing partners are implementing project activities according to agreed strategy and contractual commitments.
  • Ensure data monitoring plans are timely implemented, project monitoring data is collected, and the data workbooks are regularly updated.
  • Develop quality monthly and quarterly and annual performance monitoring (both technical and financial) reports and ensure challenges are identified and recommended corrective actions are timely implemented.
  • Draw up on internal NI expertise in Tanzania, the Regional, and Headquarter Offices as necessary to ensure projects are on track.
  • Review and analyze technical and financial project reports from implementing partners and ensure that remedial actions are taken to ensure that project are on track.
  • Input into the NI Contract Database all approved financial commitments and regularly update the Contracts Databases for the two interventions in line with NI contract management procedures.
  • In support of both internal team work and partnership coordination committees, prepare documentation for meetings and conference calls, taking detailed notes on decisions and action points from such meetings and ensuring follow up of same.
  • Support the implementing organization in procuring commodities, if needed.
External Relations
  • Build and maintain good collaborative relations with Ministry of Health, other government agencies, UN agencies, and NGOs, as appropriate to promote information sharing and effective coordination of effort to improve and sustain effective and efficient adolescent and women health and nutrition program.
  • Represent NI at national and regional fora relevant the interventions implemented in the country.
  • Keep up to date with developments in adolescent, maternal and child health and nutrition and micronutrient supplementation issues.
  • In the event of additional funding opportunities arising for NI to carry out wok in country, support the Country Director and External Relations team at regional level with gathering of relevant information for proposal development.
  • Document and share with the ER team field stories and lessons learned from projects.
Research and Evaluation
  • Participate in the design of research and evaluation activities and work closely with researchers and external evaluators to ensure research and evaluations exercises are feasible, responds to project and MoH needs and is disseminated in timely fashion.
  • Support the dissemination of research and program evaluation findings in Tanzania and elsewhere with the view to inform available new information and improved practices.
Any other related duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervise Program Assistant
  • Education/Professional Designations/Experience:
Education
  • At a minimum, a Masters degree from a recognized university in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Community Health or Nutrition.
  • Training in epidemiology and research methodologies preferred.
  • Post graduate certificate in project management will be added advantage
Experience
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in adolescent, maternal and child health, public health and nutrition /or related field in Tanzania or the Sub Saharan Africa.
  • At least 5 years of experience in supervising child and women health and nutrition programs.
  • At least 5 years of experience in donor funded program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with micronutrient supplementation programs for adolescent, women and pregnant mothers desirable.
Language Skills
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Fluency in Kiswahili
Other Specific Skill Requirements:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Very good presentational skills
  • Excellent team working skills]
  • Integrity
Travel Requirements

Based in Dar es Salam; around 25-30% of time will be spent travelling in Tanzania with occasional travel outside Tanzania.

How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter and indicate your salary expectation to [email protected] quoting Job# 2017-TAN-1 in the subject line. Competition closes August 23, 2017. Please note that this position is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job - Temporary Appointment: Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist, P3, Kibondo, Tanzania

PURPOSE

To co-lead the UNHCR-led CPWGs and provide technical support to UNICEF programming priorities in both the refugee and host communities. Specifically to:
  • Provide technical leadership to support the effective operationalization of the CPWGs in ensuring a full, efficient and timely child protection response;
  • Provide monitoring, guidance and technical support to implementing partners working in the three (3) camps on case management for children with protection concerns, including support for the deployment of Government SWOs, foster care placement/alternative care arrangements, community based psychosocial support services, outreach programming for children and adolescents, and the operationalization of CPMIS;
  • With respect to the UN Joint Programme to Kigoma and the VAWC theme, provide monitoring, guidance, and technical support to the Kigoma Region District Councils in strengthening the child protection system in refugee hosting districts and ensuring linkages between the district government and camped based child protection interventions.
Click here to read more.

Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

Job: Director of the Rift Valley Children’s Village

Position Summary

As our Director of the Children’s Village, you will be one of two top leaders for TCF living at the Children’s Village. Peter Mmassy, co-founder of the Children’s Village will be responsible for strategic vision, expansion of existing programs and the overall education of the children. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff and the welfare of the children at the Children’s Village. You will be a critical communication liaison between TCF’s Board, TCF’s U.S. office and the Village. You will also play an important role in ensuring responsible use of donor funds, and cultivating donor and volunteer support.

Click here for more info.

Closing date: 08 Sep 2017

Job: Chief of Party/Principal Investigator FHI 360

Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective team-work;
  • Guarantees the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project, monitoring the work plans, budgets and finances, in accordance with the procedures of the donor (CDC);
  • Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID;
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with the local USAID Mission as well as with the national programs and other consortium partners;
  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities;
  • Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to CDC and FHI 360 as required;
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters;
  • Establishes annual work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies;
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity;
  • Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters;
  • Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies;
  • Train, monitor and mentor quality assessors and technical assistance providers in accordance with international laboratory standards;
  • Leads the preparation of quality management system and laboratory improvements at project-supported laboratories;
  • Prepare reports/action plans and lead the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives;
  • Leads the team in laboratory strengthening and continuous improvement activities and trainings to build laboratory capacity and quality with reference to accepted standards and guidelines.
Click here for more.

Closing date: 09 Sep 2017

2018 Applications Materials for the Advocacy Fellows Programs

Now accepting applications. Deadline is Friday, 8 September 2017

Download the Advocacy Fellows Program Application and Supporting Materials
Fellows Program Information Call

Join an informational conference call to learn more about the program and ask questions directly to those who lead the program and/or have been a part of it on Thursday, August 10 at 8am New York / 9am Rio / 2pm Johannesburg / 3pm Nairobi / 6pm Mumbai.

Register for the call here.

More Information

Read more about the Fellows alumni and their projects. And check out issues of Spotlight for a flavor of the Advocacy Fellows life.

Send questions to [email protected]

Source: http://www.avac.org/fellows-application-materials

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the EBPC attracts innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues, Pre-K through adult education, and social or for-profit ventures.


Deadline: September 12

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2018–2019 AY

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Types of scholarship
  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
  • Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. 
  • Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. Only those who have already been awarded a place to study may apply. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.
More info at https://www.sbfi.admin.ch

Chevening Scholarship

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships are open.

Click here for details.

Applications close on 7 November 2017.

Waislitz Global Citizen Award

The Waislitz Global Citizen Award, an annual cash prize of $100,000 presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, recognizes the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty.

Recipients are selected based on individual merit in four key areas:
  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: How does the nominee embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
  • IMPACT: What is the nominee’s track record of reducing extreme poverty?
  • INNOVATION: How has the nominee brought new thinking to overcoming the challenge of ending extreme poverty?
  • POTENTIAL: How would this award enable/support the nominee to scale or improve their work? How would the nominee use the funding?
More info at https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/awards/waislitz-award

Norbert Zongo investigative Journalism award 7th édition is lunched

The Norbert Zongo investigative prize is an award of excellence to reward the best works of investigative journalism.The Prize is opened to all the professional journalists of Africa regularly employed in press or collaborating with African press.

Works must be published or broadcast between May 3, 2015 and May 3, 2017

The competition will be in three categories : News Papers, Radio and Television.
Newspapers - send the original and a copy of the story.
Television - send 2 DVD copies of the story or a file.
Radio - send 2 audio CDs of the story or a file.

Click here to find out more.

Deadline: August 30, 2017

Postdoctoral African Fellowship in hydro-economics

REACH is launching a call for proposals for an African postdoctoral fellowship in hydro economics. Up to £60,000 of funding will be available until March 2019 for a researcher to help us deliver improved water security in Sub-Saharan Africa by investigating what evidence exists for water-related economic drag in Ethiopia’s highly significant Awash basin. The Fellow will contribute to answering this question by designing and undertaking independent research to develop a hydro economic/optimization tool/model that is useable by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity and the Awash Basin Authority.

More info at http://reachwater.org.uk/funding/postdoctoral-african-fellowship

Deadline: 11 September 2017

ICANN61 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

ICANN opened the Fellowship program application round for individuals interested in attending ICANN61. The Public Meeting takes place from 10–15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The deadline to apply is 15 September 2017. Successful candidates will be announced on 1 December 2017 on https://icann.org

ICANN Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the program is to help create a more diverse and a broader base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multistakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.

Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities within the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:
  • Writing articles and blogs
  • Giving online or in-person public comments about bottom-up policymaking
  • Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
  • Joining working groups
  • Mentoring newcomers
  • Assisting our regional leaders
  • Becoming leaders themselves
Click here for more information.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Ochberg Fellowship Guidelines

The Ochberg Fellowships are open to outstanding journalists (with at least five years experience) working across all media.

Past Fellows have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations. Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.

Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and digital reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of professional journalism experience are eligible to apply. Approximately half of the Fellows will be based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.

More info at https://dartcenter.org/ochberg-fellowship-guidelines

This 2017 online application deadline is Friday September 22, 2017

ACLS African Humanities Program

These will be the last competitions of the ten-year program supported by Carnegie Corporation. 
  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing.
  • Applicants for Dissertation-Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
  • Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the PhD no more than eight years ago.
  • Projects must be in the humanities and must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. AHP fellowships may not be used for travel outside the continent.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by November 2, 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected]

2018 Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2018 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.

More info at https://www.gob.mx

Clean Energy Wire CLEW call for applications

Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative reporting projects. We will support collaborative media teams from at least two different countries, on stories with international significance.

More info at https://www.cleanenergywire.org

The application deadline is 15 September 2017.

Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships

The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany.

We hold the application process twice a year. The application deadline is 1 March and 31 August. Please note: We only accept online applications. The application portal will be opened about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

More info at https://www.boell.de/en/scholarships-application

AAUW’s International Fellowship

AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates). Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

More info at http://www.aauw.org

Deadline: Applications for AAUW International Fellowships are open August 1–December 1

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest 2017

The United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) and Sophia University are, once again, co-organizing the student photo contest on SDGs with special cooperation from Getty Images Japan. 

This contest aims to encourage students to “reflect on sustainable development from his or her own perspective, express it through a photo, and share it with others.” We welcome photos that tell a story; they may come in a journalistic form, presenting a clear problem, or may be abstract and creative, representing your ideas and thoughts. What can you do to change the world? How will the SDGs influence the way you think or act? How can you inform your friends, family, and community members of social issues and prompt them to take action? The answers to these questions will become key to achieving the SDGs. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and apply.

Eligibility:

University students, junior college students, postgraduate students, vocational school students. All nationalities are welcome. Residence in Japan is not required. Please note that interested persons who are employees or staff members of the contest’s organisers (UNIC Tokyo, Sophia University), special cooperating company (Getty Images), or other cooperating companies are not eligible to participate in the contest.
*All participants will be asked to submit their Student ID for verification at a later time.

More info at https://communityassignments.gettyimages.com

Deadline: Wednesday 30 August 2017 23:59

Africa Programme Intern at Chatham House

The Africa Programme at Chatham House is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in African affairs who would like to gain valuable work experience in a policy institute.

This internship is an opportunity to gain insight into one of the world's leading independent centres for practical policy research and debate on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan African states. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the Chatham House Africa Programme team and gain valuable experience from supporting its current projects and activities.

For more information about the Africa Programme please see the relevant pages on the website.
Applicants should have:
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in international relations, development studies, politics, or related field;
  • Demonstrable interest in African affairs;
  • Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Other information

Although flexible, we are ideally looking for someone who is able to commit 3 -4 days a week.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship. However, travel expenses to and from work within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed for the days worked. Lunch will also be provided in the staff canteen.

Application details

To apply please send a CV, covering letter, a writing sample and the names of two referees to:

Eugénie McLachlan
Programme Administrator, Africa Programme
[email protected]

Start date: 11 September 2017
End Date: 15 December 2017
Closing date for applications: 27 August 2017
Interview Period: 6-8 September 2017

Short video contest - 2017 International African Economic Forum


Short video contest

The 2017 International African Economic Forum will be held in Paris on October 4th 2017, gathering OECD officials and African policy makers, private sector, academia and civil society leaders. Following this year's theme, "Entrepreneurs and industrialisation in Africa", young entrepreneurs from Africa are invited to take part in a video contest for the chance to win a trip to Paris, to participate in the Forum and to present their video!

The Challenge

The Challenge is to make a short video (3 minutes maximum), that addresses the theme Entrepreneurs in Africa: What does it mean to be an entrepreneur in Africa today? What are your views on the future of entrepreneurs in your country? What are the difficulties that you encounter and what policies would help your enterprise? What does your day-to-day life look like as an entrepreneur in your country?

To participate


You must be between 18-35 years old, and a resident in Africa during the period of this competition (31 July 2017 to 4 October 2017)

In order to send your video, you must complete and submit this electronic Registration Form (which will include a link to your video on YouTube).

The deadline is 4 September 2017, at 00:00 (Paris time). Any Registration Forms received after this date will not be considered for a prize, under any circumstances.

For more details, terms and conditions, please click here

SUA job: Laboratory Attendant (Sample Collector)

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the Vacant positions at SUA APOPO RODENT RESEARCH PROJECT.

SUA job: Accountant II at IRPM & BTD-Rat Tech

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position under The African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Rodent Pest Management and Biosensor Technology Development (IRPM & BTD-Rat Tech) based at Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme - Scholarship

The Programme provides Customs officials from developing countries with an opportunity to pursue Master’s level studies and training in Customs related fields in the Public Finance programme at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan (source).


  • A monthly stipend covers accommodations, meals, transportations, and other expenses. It cannot be increased to cover family members if any. The amount of stipend is subject to change according to the decision of the Japanese Government.*
  • Admission and tuition fees.**
  • Round-trip economy-class air tickets between your home country and Japan.
*The current amount of monthly stipend is 147,000 yen (as of 2017).
**The current amount of admission fee is 290,000 yen and annual tuition fee is 902,000 yen (as of 2017).


Call: Uncovering Security - Story Lab 2018

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung, invites applications from journalists to take part in a unique media skills development programme designed to strengthen stories on under-covered security threats and responses across the globe.

The programme will support journalists to collaborate with researchers to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and produce stories that reach a wide audience.

Click here for more info.

The deadline is 4th September 2017.

East Africa Fellows Program

Regional Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world.

The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across East Africa with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world.

More info at http://acumen.org/leadership/regional-fellows/east-africa

Applications close: September 1, 2017

Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund

The M4D Utilities Innovation Fund, supported by the UK Government and USAID Scaling Off-Grid Energy, aims to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services.

The Innovation Fund, supported by the UK Government, was launched in June 2013. In two phases of funding, grants have been competitively awarded to 34 organisations across four continents, amounting to 6 million GBP. A catalogue of past and current grantees can be found here.

More info at https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/m4dutilities/innovation-fund-2

Application timeframe

Final Round
  • Concept note due: September 3, 2017
  • Proposal phase for shortlisted applicants: September 25 – November 12, 2017
  • Grant award announcement: early February 2018

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarships for AY 2017/18

The Fund grants Scholarships to best female Tanzanian students to pursue Undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Science in Tanzania’s accredited universities. It is also partly used to sponsor both male and female Tanzanians top students to pursue undergraduate studies in Economics, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance as well as best students intending to pursue Master’s programmes in those fields.

Click the following links to open PDF for more information:

 Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Memorial Scholarship Announcement (2017-18)
 Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Memorial Scholarship Application form - Undergraduate (2017-18)
 Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Memorial Scholarship Application form - Master (2017-18 )
 Recommendation Form for Masters Scholarship (2017,18)
 Tangazo la ufadhili - Mwalimu Julius Nyeree Memorial Scholarship 2017-18

Deadline: August 16, 2017.

Source: www.bot.go.tz

Job at Danish Refugee Council: Country Director - Tanzania, Uganda

Qualifications

Essential:
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Five years management experience, as head or senior member of humanitarian or development programme/organisation
  • Experienced with conflict related displacement issues
  • Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems
  • Hands on experience in managing staff in insecure locations and strong human resource management skills in general.
  • Experience of managing budgets and multiple donor contracts
  • Experience in donor contact, fundraising and networking.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English required;
Preferable:
  • Experienced with conflict related displacement issues
  • Experience related to conflict mitigation and armed violence reduction programming
  • Experience of humanitarian advocacy
  • DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.
Conditions

Availability: 1 December 2017

Duty station: Kampala with frequent travel to programme locations within Uganda and Tanzania

Duration: Two years with possibility of extension, subject to funding.

Click here for more information.

Deadline: 21 August 2017

Job at IRC: Education Coordinator - Tanzania

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience in management of education programs in emergencies, INGO experience required;
  • Strong program/technical and budget management acumen as well as planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;
  • Proven technical writing skills;
  • Proposal writing acumen and experience;
  • Must be capable of applying his/her skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others;
  • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English; French would be an advantage.
Working Environment: The position will be based in Kasulu, Tanzania. The Education Coordinator will be provided shared housing

Click here for more information

Closing date: 24 Aug 2017

UTAMU 10 Masters Scholarships for September Intake


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) is offering partial scholarships to 10 students interested in studying Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation and Master of Science in Computing.

The RUFORUM partial Scholarship will be for ONLY one year and will contain the following;
  • Half Functional Fees for One year (amounting to 300,000/=)
  • Tuition Fees for One year (amounting to 3,400,000/=). The first installment will be paid in Year 1 Semester 1 and the last installment to be paid in Year 2 Semester 1.
As a beneficiary of the partial scholarship, one will be expected to pay the following fees which are outside the offer:-
  • Half Functional Fees for One year (amounting to 300,000/=)
  • National Council for Higher Education fees (20,000/= per annum)
  • Guild Fees (25,000/= per annum)
As part of the admission requirements, one will be required to submit A CONCEPT PAPER as requirement for admission.

Please note further that to benefit from the scholarship, one will be expected to comply with the following conditions that come with the RUFORUM partial Scholarship:
  • Write a research paper at the end of your Master programme as a key output and shall be recognized by RUFORUM
  • Complete the programme within not more than 2 years.
For more admission details, please contact Ms Anita Ashaba on [email protected] or call +256-790-914-427, +256-750-599-736.

Application fee: UGX 50,000

HOW TO APPLY
Option 1: Visit UTAMU Campus located in Plot 6, Erisa Road, Bugolobi, Kampala with all your academic documents and apply.

OR

Option 2: Apply Online: www.utamu.ac.ug/postgraduateform Attach all your academic documents and submit online.

OR

Option 3: Download an application form at; www.utamu.ac.ug, print out the form, fill the required sections, scan the document and send it back with all your academic documents OR come with the filled form and submit it to registry.

Source: www.utamu.ac.ug

Job at UN: Country Director - Tanzania

The CD will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the FEED program activities and operations in Tanzania towards achieving organizational vision, mission and promise. The CD will be charged with leading the programmatic and operational management and represent FEED at government, local and international levels and overseeing implementation and review of the country program strategy. Responsible for promoting resource mobilization & fundraising initiatives and exploring partnerships for running of programs and sustainability. S/he is responsible for overall financial and human resources within the country operations.

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Deadline: 10th August 2017

Sir Halley Stewart Trust African MSc Palliative Care Scholarship

The MSc in Palliative Care is open to doctors, nurses, and health and social care professionals working with patients with advanced disease, or relevant health or social scientistswho have an upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

To apply for the scholarship you mustfulfil allthe following criteria:
  1. You must have afirst degree in medicine, nursing, allied health professions, life sciences, social sciences or other relatedsubject awarded by a United Kingdom university or a recognised overseas university. 
  2. You must be currently workingin palliative care or palliative medicine in Africa –in clinical or social care,in practice or research. 
  3. You must be able to achieve the English Language test standards required by King’s College London. This is currently assessed using IELTS scores, and a satisfactory score is 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all four skills. 
  4. You must be a citizen of an African country and currently resident in Africa.
  5. There is no known reason why you should not be eligible for a UK studentVisa.
Students who have previously attended for the PG Certificate or PG Diploma are also eligible to apply for funding to complete the MSc.


Deadline: September 15, 2017