Job: Strategic Partnership Advisor - HDIF

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 06 Oct 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. HDIF is a GBP 40 million challenge fund designed to encourage innovation and support the scale up of promising approaches in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors, to achieve improvements in the quality and value for money of basic services.

HDIF will catalyse the development and testing of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, the involvement of new providers and the establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-private partnerships.

The Strategic Partnership Advisor is responsible for coordinating key strategic relationships outside of the HDIF grants portfolio and leading our strategy to share evidence and learning from the programme with partners and stakeholders. Inspire
  • Support the Communications Specialist to design, implement and refresh HDIF's Communications Strategy
  • Support the Communications Specialist on implementation of inspire activities to support HDIF's Gender and Digital Approaches
  • Line management and ongoing support and direction to the Communications Specialist Catalyse
  • Identify COSTECH collaboration opportunities and planning activities including joint forums and events to bring key stakeholders for dissemination sharing of evidence and learning from the programme
  • Support the implementation of digital and gender approach activities with grantees - such as capacity building, trainings, dissemination of resources (via PMs and TAs) and onboarding of grantees Transform
  • Coordinate regular (weekly or bi-weekly) sub-team meetings on innovation ecosystem and evidence-based policy activities
  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, coordinate the Donor Partner Group - Innovation & Technology (DPG-IT) meetings and strategic engagements with the DPG IT members
  • Support implementation of HDIF's Knowledge Management strategy and lesson learning around three key themes; gender, digital and the innovation ecosystem, working closely with the Communications Specialist, MEL and Technical Manager. This involves:
  • Working with the MEL and Technical Manager to identify learnings, and input on development and review of knowledge products to support the KM Strategy
  • Conducting field visits to identify and document learnings to support the Knowledge Management strategy
  • Planning and implementation of events and other stakeholder engagements to disseminate learnings that align with key learning themes. This includes event content planning, identifying participants and participant groups, facilitation of events, oversee documentation and reporting of the event
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with key policy makers and funders to disseminate HDIF's evidence and learnings through events and communications platforms
  • Oversee development of gender and digital toolkits and resources and plans for inducting existing grantees and Round 3
  • With support from the Technical Manager & Director for Finance & Administration, manage inputs from consortium and consultants to deliver the KM strategy, including identification of needs, agreeing on roles and inputs, inputting on development and renewal of TORs and contracts
  • Relevant University Degree (Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences, etc), preferably at postgraduate level;
  • At least 5 years' experience in developing strategic partnerships working with senior level development partners, funders and government stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of development issues, especially related to one or more of the following; Innovation, Health, Education, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Gender and Development
Key skills and competencies
  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English is essential
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent networking and representation skills at high-level meetings and events with government and funders.
Strong analytical skills.
  • Good team leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage competing priorities.
  • Outstanding team player and willingness to learn and support learning of others.
  • Experience working outside of Tanzania.
How to apply:

Tutorial Assistant and Assistant Lecturer positions at SUA

The Management of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) invites suitable qualified Tanzanians to apply for positions of Tutorial Assistant and Assistant Lecturer. All applications should be addressed to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance), P.O. Box 3000, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO two weeks from the date of this advertisement. Those who applied in our earlier advertisement need not apply, Click here to read more

Maelezo ya Zitto Kabwe 2017 mbele ya Kamati ya Bunge ya Haki, Maadili na Madaraka ya Bunge

Uhuru Wangu wa Maoni Ulilenga Kulinda Uhuru, Haki, Hadhi na Heshima ya Bunge


[Maelezo ya ndugu Kabwe Z. Ruyagwa Zitto (Mb), mbele ya Kamati ya Bunge ya Haki, Maadili na Madaraka ya Bunge].


Mheshimiwa Mwenyekiti wa Kamati,

Mnano tarehe 13 Septemba, 2017 nilipata wito wa kufika mbele ya Kamati yako kutoa ushahidi wa masuala mbalimbali. Nilipata wito husika saa nane na dakika 40 mchana, nikitakiwa kufika mbele ya kamati yako, hapa Dodoma saa saba mchana siku hiyo hiyo.

Nililetewa wito huo na RCO Mkoa wa Kigoma nikiwa kwenye kikao cha Baraza la Madiwani la Manispaa ya Kigoma Ujiji. Sikuweza kufika, isingewezekana katika mazingira hayo niwe na uwezo wa kusafiri kutoka Kigoma na kufika mbele ya kamati yako hapa Dodoma. Kwanza muda ulishapita, lakini hata taratibu za kiusafiri pamoja na umbali kati ya Kigoma na Dodoma hazikuwezesha Jambo hilo.


Siku iliyofuata nilipata ajali, ambapo nyumba yangu iliwaka moto wakati nikiwa njiani kwenda Nairobi kumuona mbunge mwenzetu mgonjwa, ndugu Tundu Lissu. Jana tarehe Septemba 20, 2017 nikiwa natokea Kigoma ili kuja kwenye Kamati nilikamatwa na Polisi ili kufikishwa mbele ya Kamati yako.

Leo nimefika mbele yenu na nitajibu wito wenu kama ifuatavyo:

A: Kwamba maoni yangu kwenye mtandao wa Twitter kuwa "Bunge siku hizi ni Idara ya Tawi la Utawala" yanadhalilisha Mhimili Wa Bunge.

Maneno hayo ni ya kwangu na nimeyatoa kama raia wa Tanzania. Ninaamini kwa dhati kuwa Bunge la Kumi na Moja limekuwa likifanya kazi kwa kuingiliwa na Serikali chini ya ndugu Rais John Pombe Magufuli.

Maneno na vitendo vya Rais yanaashiria kuwa Bunge halina Uhuru wake, na mimi kama Mbunge nina wajibu wa kuonyesha kutopendezwa kwangu na hali hiyo. Nina mifano kumi (10) kuthibitisha maelezo yangu hayo kama ifuatavyo:
  1. Kuzuiwa kwa "Bunge Live" kwa kisingizio cha kupunguza gharama za uendeshaji wa mhimili wa Bunge, wakati Mikutano yote ya mhimili wa Serikali, hasa ya Rais ikirushwa live (mubashara) ni dalili ya wazi ya kufifisha sauti ya Bunge na kupandisha sauti ya serikali. Hata vituo binafsi ambavyo vilipanga kurusha bunge Live bila malipo (na hivyo kutokuwa na gharama) vilizuiwa, lakini vinarusha Live mikutano ya Rais.
  2. Kitendo cha Uongozi wa Bunge kurudisha serikalini shilingi Bilioni 6 bila ridhaa ya wabunge kwa kisingizio kwamba zimebaki kutokana na kubana matumizi. Hii ni dalili ya wazi ya Bunge "kujipendekeza" kwa serikali. Wakati Uongozi wa Bunge ukirejesha kiwango hicho cha Fedha, kuna taarifa kwamba kamati nyingi za Bunge zinashindwa kutekeleza wajibu wake kwa sababu ya ukata.
  3. Maelekezo ya mhimili wa Serikali kwa mhimili wa Bunge, kupitia maagizo ya Rais Magufuli kwa Spika Ndugai kuwa "Awashughulikie wabunge" (kwa kuwafukuza bungeni) aliowaita "waropokaji" ili waje wazungumze nje ya Bunge na yeye Rais (Serikali) apate nafasi ya kuwashughulikia. Kauli hii ya Rais aliyoitoa wakati akipokea Ripoti ya Prof. Osoro kuhusu Mikataba ya Madini, Juni 12, 2017 inaonyesha picha iliyo dhahiri kuwa Bunge linapokea Maelekezo kutoka Serikalini ya kuwadhibiti wabunge hasa wanaoiwajibisha serikali. Na hatuwahi kuliona Bunge likiyakana maelekezo hayo ya Rais kwa Spika.
  4. Kitendo cha Bunge kuhariri hotuba za kambi ya upinzani kwa kushinikiza kuondolewa kwa vipengele vinavyoikosoa Serikali. Mathalani, Wakati wa Bunge la Bajeti, hotuba ya Msemaji wa Kambi ya upinzani wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Ndani, ndugu Godbless Lema, iliamriwa kuondolewa maneno yanayohusu kashfa ya Mkataba wa Lugumi, kumhusisha Rais na kuuzwa kwa nyumba za Serikali, Mauaji ya wanasiasa, pamoja na Bunge kulinda wahalifu. 
  5. Kauli ya Rais Magufuli ya Novemba 4, 2016 akizungumza na wahariri wa vyombo vya habari kuwa "mzizi wa mhimili wa serikali ni mrefu zaidi kuliko mihimili mingine" mara baada ya kuulizwa juu ya matumizi ya Serikali Nje ya Bajeti iliyoidhinishwa na bunge, unaonyesha dhahiri fikra ya Rais na Serikali yake juu ya ukuu wa mhimili wa Serikali dhidi ya Bunge. 
  6. Kitendo cha Ripoti ya Kamati ya Bunge ya Tanzanite na Almasi kusomwa nje ya Bunge na kuwasilishwa kwa Waziri Mkuu na Rais bila kuwasilishwa na kujadiliwa Bungeni ili kuwekewa azimio la Bunge. Kitendo hiki kinaifanya Kamati hiyo kuonekana kuwa ya Serikali badala ya Kamati ya Bunge.
  7. Kauli ya Rais kuwa Spika alimpigia simu kumuuliza juu wajumbe wa kuwaweka kwenye Kamati za Bunge za Tanzanite na Almasi inaonyesha dhahiri kuwa Spika anafanya kazi kwa maelekezo ya Rais. Na Bunge na Spika hawajawahi kuikana kauli hii ya Rais.
  8. Kwa mara ya kwanza kwenye Historia ya Nchi yetu tumeshuhudia Mbunge akishambuliwa kwa risasi wakati Mkutano wa Bunge ukiwa unaendelea. Haijapata kutokea katika historia ya Bunge letu, Wabunge kukamatwa hovyo mbele ya mageti ya Bunge na kusafirishwa usiku usiku bila hata Spika kujulishwa kama taratibu za Mabunge ya Jumuiya ya Madola zinavyotaka. Kitendo cha 'Watu Wasiojulikana' kummiminia risasi zaidi ya thelathini Mbunge wa Singida Mashariki, ndugu Tundu Lissu, wakati akitokea Bungeni, tena kwenye makazi yake, ambayo kwa mujibu wa sheria ni sehemu ya Bunge, ni dharau ya hali ya juu kwa Mhimili huu. Ni tukio linalolenga kuliziba mdomo Bunge. Makala yangu ya Nani alitaka kumwua Tundu Lissu (kwa lugha ya Kiingereza) naiambatanisha katika maelezo yangu haya. 
  9. Kitendo cha Serikali kutowasilisha 'Taarifa za Utendaji wa Robo Mwaka' kwenye Kamati ya Bunge ya Bajeti kama inavyotakiwa kwa mujibu wa Sheria ya Bajeti ya mwaka 2014 ni dharau kubwa kwa Mhimili wa Bunge. Ni dharau zaidi kwamba Serikali ilileta Muswada wa sheria kuondoa kifungu kinacholazimisha Waziri wa Fedha kutoa Taarifa hizo, na Bunge kupitisha kuwa Sheria, hivyo kuondoa kabisa Uwajibikaji wa kibajeti wa Serikali ndani ya Bunge, hivyo kudunisha hadhi ya bunge.
  10. Bajeti ya Bunge kutowekwa kwenye Mfuko wa Bunge kwa mujibu wa sheria, na Spika kutakiwa kuomba vibali vya safari za Wabunge kwa Mkuu wa Tawi la Utendaji (Serikali) ni maelezo tosha kuwa Bunge ni Tawi la Utendaji na sio Mhimili unaojitegemea. 
Ninayo mifano mingine mingi tu ya kuonyesha kama ushahidi wa jambo hili, kwa sasa hiyo 10 naomba itoshe.

Kwa mujibu wa Katiba ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, nchi yetu ina mihimili mikuu mitatu ya dola ambayo ni Serikali, Bunge na Mahakama. Katiba na Sheria mbalimbali za nchi zimewekwa kuhakikisha kila mhimili unafanya kazi kwa uhuru bila kuingiliwa na mhimili mwingine. Kikatiba, mbali na wajibu wake wa kutunga sheria, Bunge lina wajibu wa kuisimamia serikali. Kwa lugha nyingine, katika utekelezaji wa majukumu yake, Bunge ni "Kiranja" wa kuibana na kuisimamia Serikali.

Tangu kuingia madarakani kwa serikali ya awamu ya tano, kumekuwepo na kauli na matendo ya viongozi wa serikali na Bunge yanayoashiria uelekeo wa serikali kuminya na kuingilia uhuru wa Bunge. Baadhi ya vitendo hivi vimefanywa hata na Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania. Kwa kutambua wajibu wangu katika kulinda heshima, uhuru, hadhi, haki, ufanisi na madaraka ya Bunge katika kutekeleza majukumu yake, mara kadhaa nimekumbusha na ilipobidi kuonya ndani na nje ya Bunge dhidi ya vitendo hivi.

Maoni yangu yaliyonifanya niitwe hapa, pamoja na Mifano kumi (10) niliyoitoa hapo juu vinaonyesha wazi nia yangu njema ya kuonya na kutaka kulindwa kwa hadhi, heshima, haki na madaraka ya Bunge letu tukufu. Naamini bunge lilipaswa kunipongeza ni kunishajiisha kwa kazi hiyo, na si kinyume chake ninapotuhumiwa na kuletwa mbele ya Kamati yako kuwa nimelidhalilisha bunge pamoja na spika wa bunge. Jambo hili litavunja morali ya wabunge kutetea hadhi ya bunge letu.

Mheshimiwa Mwenyekiti (Mzee George Huruma Mkuchika),

Wewe ni miongoni mwa wazee ninaowaheshimu sana hapa nchini, nilivyo sasa kwa kiasi kikubwa ni sehemu ya malezi yako kwangu hapa bungeni, umeshiriki kunifinyanga niwe mbunge imara kwa busara na hekima zako, pamoja na kunipa ujasiri wa kuisimamia kutokana na uzoefu wako. Nakutambua kama muumini wa Siasa ya Ujamaa na Kujitegemea, iliyotangazwa kupitia Azimio la Arusha. Napenda ninukuu sehemu ya Azimio la Arusha kuhusu Uhuru wa mawazo. Azimio linasema "kwamba TANU inaamini: kila Raia wa Tanzania ana haki ya Uhuru wa Mawazo..."

Napenda kusisitiza kuwa kama Mtanzania ninao Uhuru wa Mawazo na Maoni, hiyo ni kwa mujibu wa Katiba yetu, Ibara ya 18. Kitendo cha mimi kuitwa mbele ya Kamati yako kwa maoni yangu haya, naamini ni mwendelezo wa kufinywa kwa haki na uhuru wa mawazo na maoni ya raia.

Mimi kama mtanzania ninaruhusiwa kuwa na maoni yangu, na pia nina haki ya kutoa maoni yangu hayo. Kunituhumu kwa maoni yangu binafsi kuwa yanavunja heshima, hadhi, haki na mamlaka ya bunge, na kuwa maoni yangu hayo ni kulidhalilisha Bunge na Spika si sahihi kabisa, ni uonevu dhidi yangu, ni ukiukwaji wa Katiba ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, ni kinyume na Haki za Binadamu, hasa kwa kuwa mifano hiyo 10 niliyoitoa imeonyesha usahihi wa maoni yangu hayo.

Maoni yangu yalilenga kulinda hadhi, haki, heshima na madaraka ya bunge letu tukufu. Ni maoni yaliyolenga kulinda heshima ya spika, ili azitumie nguvu alizonazo kwa mujibu wa Katiba na Kanuni za Bunge kulinda heshima na hadhi ya Bunge isiporomoke, ni maoni yaliyolenga kuonyesha imani niliyokuwa nayo juu yake (Spika), ni maoni yaliyolenga kulizindua Bunge juu ya hali ya kukosa mshawasha/msisimko ambao Watanzania wameuzoea.

Tafsiri kuwa maneno yangu kuwa Spika hajafikia viwango vya Maspika waliotangulia kabla yake kuwa ni kumdharau si sahihi. Maoni yangu hayakulenga kuonyesha dharau, bali yalilenga kutaka Bunge liyalinde yale mambo mazuri yaliyosimikwa na Maspika hao wa nyuma katika kuisimamia Serikali.

Jambo hili (la kutaka kuendelezwa na kulindwa kwa mambo mazuri ya maspika wa nyuma yaliyoimarisha hadhi ya Bunge) ni ahadi ya Spika wetu, ndugu Ndugai, wakati wa kikao maalum cha Bunge cha msiba wa Spika wa Bunge la 9, ndugu Samuel John Sitta. Hivyo ni dhahiri, mimi kukumbushia ahadi hiyo ya Spika mwenyewe haiwezi kwa namna yoyote ile kuwa ni kudhalilisha Bunge na kumdhalilisha Spika, bali kitendo cha kuitwa hapa mbele ya kamati yako kwa maoni yangu binafsi nje ya bunge, maoni yaliyolenga tu kukumbushia ahadi husika, hakika kinalidhalilisha Bunge na Spika wa Bunge

Kuona mawazo huru haya yangu kuwa ni kudhalilisha Bunge si sawa. Ni kinyume kabisa na misingi ya TANU iliyoasisi Utaifa wetu, ni kinyume na Utanzania wetu. Wananchi wangapi wataletwa mbele ya Kamati yako kuhojiwa kwa kutoa maoni yao juu ya hadhi ya mhimili wa Bunge?

Imani yangu ni kuwa, Hadhi, Heshima, Haki na Madaraka ya Bunge haitotokana na kuhoji wanaotoa maoni juu ya mwenendo wa bunge, kutumia maguvu ya Jeshi la Polisi, wala vitisho vya Kiongozi wa Mhimili wetu huu dhidi ya wabunge, bali ni mwenendo wake wa kuisimamia Serikali mbele ya umma ndio utakaojenga hadhi, heshima, haki na madaraka ya Bunge kwa wananchi.

Mheshimiwa Mwenyekiti

Iwapo Bunge litaendelea kuwa 'paraded ' Ikulu kila wakati na kupewa maelekezo na wakati mwengine kusimangwa na Serikali, kupitia Rais, umma utaona sio Bunge lao bali ni Tawi tu la Serikali, na kamati yako itakuwa na kazi ya kuita maelefu ya Watanzania.

Nawashukuru sana kwa kunisikiliza.

Naomba Kuwasilisha.

Kabwe Zuberi Ruyagwa Zitto
Mbunge, Kigoma Mjini - ACT Wazalendo
Dodoma

Septemba 21, 2017

Consultancy: Kijana Wajibika – MAVC Project Endline Evaluation

The evaluation will examine the results achieved by the project. It will explore programmatic changes achieved by the project in Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Iringa regions whereas the focus will be in the following districts; Morogoro urban, Iringa rural and Temeke districts. The evaluation will also examine the impact on young people being at the centre of development and governance processes through generation of evidence based data necessary to hold their leaders to account on commitments made by the Government for national development purposes.

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Education Consultancy: Study to assess learning from implementation of a Key Resource Teacher model in Southern Tanzania

In October and November 2017, AKF will conduct a qualitative assessment of the KRT model to assess impact, progress, and learning after one year of implementation. More specifically we would like to understand:
  • Overall impact of the KRT model, particularly in terms of:
A. The standard of teaching and learning in the classroom
  • What evidence exists that demonstrates that this model has improved teaching and learning?
  • Do teachers consider their performance to have improved because of the model
B. The motivation of teachers

C. Whether teachers value the KRTs support and why

D. Collaborative peer-to-peer support - does the model drive a process of reflective learning that develops teachers’ internal motivation for professional growth and development
  • Aspects of the KRT model that have proved effective
A. Key success factors (e.g. initial training; support materials; on-going support from AKF, Ward Education Coordinator (WEC), and LGA)
B. Frequency of lesson observations, quarterly meetings etc.
  • Sustainability of the model:
A. How the government system is managing and coordinating the KRT model
B. What will embed the model and enable it to become a sustainable, low-cost, decentralised mechanism for driving professional growth and quality
  • Key learning
  • Recommendations based on the findings
This research comes at an opportune time as the government works to develop a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework. Learning from the implementation of the KRT model would therefore provide AKF with the opportunity to inform the modality of this and contribute to the design of the CPD.

Job: Zanzibar Representative

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Oct 2017

Zanzibar Representative

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The main role of the Zanzibar Representative is to represent Save the Children in Zanzibar under the leadership and direction of the Tanzania Country Director and the Senior Management Team. He/she is also accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of all the awards in Zanzibar and to build relationships and strategic partnerships through advocacy for Save the Children's work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Representative will supervise the Zanzibar team (Unguja and Pemba offices) and manage the financial and other resources of the programme.

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dar, Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: International/National

Qualifications and Experience
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches.
  • At least a Master's Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in development studies, social sciences or similar discipline.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • At least 4 years' senior management experience of which at least 2 will be as manager of programmes engaged in Child-Oriented community development.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability, working with cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • An in-depth understanding of national (Tanzania and Zanzibar) and international development issues in particular in relation to children.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with young people and a commitment to child participation and child protection.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change.
  • Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing awards from major institutional donors.
  • Previous experience with an international non-government organisation.
  • Experience of working in a Muslim context.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Kiswahili a positive asset.
  • Clean police record.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS43NDYzNS4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Australia Awards – Africa: Phase 2 of Post-Doctoral Fellowships

In 2018, the Australia Awards – Africa program will pilot Phase 2 of Post-Doctoral Fellowships in partnership with the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). Phase 2 of the pilot will be open to Eligible Applicants affiliated to Ghanaian, Kenyan or South African Universities that are members of the AAUN.

During the pilot phase, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides financial support for African academics affiliated to eligible Ghanaian, Kenyan and South African university and engaged in research activity. Fellowships will be up to two years in total, comprised of research components in both Australia and Ghana, Kenya or South Africa but limited to 12 months in Australia. The Australian component of the award will be fully funded by the Australia Awards – Africa Program.

The Pilot Post-Doctoral Fellowship program seeks to:

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Job: Coordinator/Water Resources Management Specialist- Sustainable Water Partnership, Musoma, Mwanza

Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a water-related field, such as engineering, hydrology, or natural resources management, Master’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience within the water sector in Tanzania, including with water resources assessment, management and governance
  • Strong existing relationships and experience working with water sector institutions and stakeholders in Tanzania, preferably in the Mara River Basin
  • Proven communications and capacity building skills
  • Experience working with USAID and/or other donors in Tanzania
  • Experience with fieldwork in rural areas
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
More info at https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/USPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=2691

Job: Tanzania: (International) Team Leader (technical, vocational and education training (TVET) and/or Employment Expert)

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

Adam Smith International is an award-winning global company that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional offices are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

We are recruiting for a skills programme, which aims to enable East African women, men and young people to gain employment and economic opportunities in resource-based industries and adjacent sectors. It will qualify vocational education and training (VET) students and graduates for jobs in the supply chain of upcoming natural resource investments and adjacent sectors, through the establishment of two career centers at public VET institutions and the provision of short technical courses according to the needs of the private sector.

Job Description:

The Team Leader will
  • Provide advisory services to VETA on the establishment of career centres and/or curriculum development of short courses as well as sustainability of short courses and career centres
  • Conduct capacity building measures on employment services
  • Coordinate processes in regard to industry partners on identification of skills needs and set up of cooperation for short courses
  • Carry out project management functions such as:
§ Undertake funds management and financial planning in consultation with the responsible officers

§ Act as a contact person for the programme as well as production of regular reports

§ Coordinate stages of the project with key stakeholders and ensure transparency for the partner

§ Coordinate the organisation/running of training measures

§ Ensure project administration is in place

§ Monitor and document work progress

§ Ensure a monitoring and evaluation system is in place and fully integrated into programme delivery

Requirements

§ Minimum of a Master’s in social sciences, economics, education, engineering or other relevant field

§ Minimum of 10 years professional experience in the field of capacity building for TVET or employment promotion

§ Experience in human resources managing

§ Experience in working with the private sector

§ Project management and monitoring and evaluation experience in development cooperation

§ Experience in leading intercultural teams

§ Working experience in Africa obligatory, preferably East Africa

§ Excellent spoken and written English is obligatory

§ Driving license category B

§ Must be available to begin work on the 18th of March 2018

How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=963&company_id=30112&version=1

Job: Tanzania: (International) Short-term Curriculum Expert

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The Short Term Curriculum Expert will:
  • Provide advisory services to The Vocational and Educational Training Authority (VETA) on curriculum development of short courses and sustainability of short courses
  • Adapt existing short course curricula to the needs of the private sector
  • Assist the process of skills gap identification amongst industry partners
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Master’s in social sciences, economics, education, pedagogy or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in the field of TVET and curriculum development, as well as experience with the CBET approach and DACUM
  • Work experience in the private sector
  • Strong knowledge of Tanzanian educational and cultural context
  • Excellent spoken and written English obligatory
  • Working experience in Africa obligatory, preferably East Africa
How to apply:

Job: Tanzania: (National) Trainer: Employability Skills and Career Guidance/Gender Officer

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The National Trainer: Employability Skills and Career Guidance/Gender Officer will:
  • Deliver counselling/mentoring sessions and assists students/graduates in career decision making
  • Organise and implement employability skills training, including sessions on English communication skills
  • Prepare students/graduates for internships and participation in the career fairs
  • Be responsible for mainstreaming gender
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, psychology, pedagogy or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 5 years training experience in English and soft skills and experience in counseling as well as private sector experience
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili is obligatory
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa obligatory
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania/East Africa
  • Available to begin work on the 18th of March 2017
How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=967&company_id=30112&version=1

Job: Tanzania: National/Regional Short Term Technical and Vocational Trainer – Welding and Fabrication

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The Technical and Vocational Trainer – Welding and Fabrication will:
  • Cooperate with the curriculum expert in the technical expert’s corresponding field so that adequate technical content is included in the curricula
  • Develop didactic material and prepare practical exercises for teaching
  • Conduct technical training courses in the respective technical field
  • Coordinate visits and internships with the local private sector to facilitate work based experience
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a technical certificate (high school +3) in the relevant field
  • Professional experience in vocational teaching and in private industry of a minimum of 5 years
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa obligatory
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania/East Africa
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili
How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=968&company_id=30112&version=1

Job: Tanzania: (National/Regional) Short Term Technical and Vocational Trainer – Plumbing and Pipefitting

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The Technical and Vocational Trainer – Plumbing and pipefitting will:
  • Cooperate with the curriculum expert in the technical expert’s corresponding field so that adequate technical content is included in the curricula
  • Develop didactic material and prepare practical exercises for teaching
  • Conduct technical training courses in the respective technical field
  • Coordinate visits and internships with the local private sector to facilitate work based experience
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a technical certificate (high school +3) in the relevant field
  • Professional experience in vocational teaching and in private industry of a minimum of 5 years
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa obligatory
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania/East Africa
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili
How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=969&company_id=30112&version=1

Job: Tanzania: (Tanzanian National/Regional) Short Term Technical and Vocational Trainer – Electrical Installation

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The Technical and Vocational Trainer – Electrical installation will:
  • Cooperate with the curriculum expert in the technical expert’s corresponding field so that the adequate technical content is included in the curricula
  • Develop didactic material and prepare practical exercises for the teaching
  • Conduct technical training courses in the respective technical field
  • Coordinate visits and internships with the local private sector to facilitate work based experience
Job Requirements
  • Minimum of a technical certificate (high school +3) in the relevant field
  • Professional experience in vocational teaching and in private industry of a minimum of 5 years
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa obligatory
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania/East Africa
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili nt spoken
How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=970&company_id=30112&version=1 

Job: Tanzania: (National/Regional) Short Term Technical and Vocational Trainer – Catering and Food Preparation

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The Technical and Vocational Trainer – Catering and Food Preparation will:
  • Cooperate with the curriculum expert in the technical expert’s corresponding field so that the adequate technical content is included in the curricula
  • Develop didactic material and prepare practical exercises for the teaching
  • Conduct technical training courses in the respective technical field
  • Coordinate visits and internships with the local private sector to facilitate work based experience
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a technical certificate (high school +3) in the relevant field
  • Professional experience in vocational teaching and in private industry of a minimum of 5 years
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa obligatory
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania/East Africa
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili en

Job: Tanzania: (National) Short-term Communication Officer

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The National Short-term Communication Officer will:
  • Manage the outreach campaign for the project
  • Design a communication strategy and information materials
  • Advertise the services of the career centres and training sessions in the media
Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Master’s in communication, journalism, marketing or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in the field of communication and managing communication campaigns and in using ICT for campaigning
  • Experience in the field of TVET Is an asset
  • Good spoken and written Kiswahili and English skills
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania/East Africa Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili
How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=972&company_id=30112&version=1

Job: Tanzania: (National) Trainer – Health Safety Environment

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

The National Trainer – HSE will:
Conduct HSE trainings on:
  • Safety culture
  • Understanding of safety signs
  • Risk assessments
  • Working at heights
  • Working Equipment and Personal Protection Equipment
  • Common workplace hazards
  • Causes and consequences of accidents and how to avoid them
  • Issue certificates
Job Requirements;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ training experience in HSE
  • Accreditation from an international body (OPITO, ECITB or comparable) to deliver HSE training and certify trainees
  • Proven track record of working for private sector and resource based industries
  • Working experience in Tanzania or East Africa
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania or East Africa
How to apply:

https://AdamSmithInternational-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=974&company_id=30112&version=1

Job: Tanzania (National) Project Administrator

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Job Description

The National Project Administrator will:
  • Be responsible for the preparation and administrative-contractual supervision of all contracts
  • Handle and implement all administrative, financial, controlling and monitoring tasks, ensuring transparent management
  • Ensure contracting of all staff under this project including the timely mobilisation of the respective international and national experts
  • Support the writing of reports and prepare financial and admin information for management, the steering committee, and the client
Requirements
  • Minimum of a Master’s in finance, business administration, accountancy, economics or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in the field of administration, procurement and contracting
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading teams
  • Experience in administrating donor funded development projects
  • Working experience in Africa obligatory
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Driving license category B
  • Experience working in the private sector
  • Available to resume work on the 18th of March 2018
  • Right to live and work in Tanzania

Job: Tanzania Country Director and Clinical Training Project Manager

Organization: SolidarMed

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

Contract Type

Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)

Job Location:

Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to the project sites in Ulanga, Malinyi, Mbulu District)

Start of duties: as soon as possible, with a certain flexibility

Organization:

SolidarMed is a non-profit organization committed to improving the health of people in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. We combine clinical and public health interventions in favour of socio-economically disadvantaged rural populations We work with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities. Scientific evidence and policy dialogue are the foundation and objective of our work.

Program Tanzania:

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

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

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

Key responsibilities as country coordinator:
  • Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the country program
  • Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program
  • Support and supervise the project managers
  • Oversee SolidarMed’s administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)
  • Contribute to program and project development
  • Engage in local fundraising
  • Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential new collaborations
  • Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, implementation research and policy dialogue
  • Collaborate with national and international project and research partners: Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences
  • The position does not include clinical work; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for qualified candidates
Key responsibilities as project manager
  • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta School of Nursing”
  • Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule
  • Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project
  • Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation
To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and a Master in Public Health
  • Good understanding and clinical experience of issues related to maternal and child health, and infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria
  • Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally at district level
  • Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration.
  • Accustomed to using project cycle management and project development tools
  • Good writing and reporting skills (in English)
  • Knowledge of and interest in principles and methods of operational research
  • Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team
Language skills
  • Excellent English (written and spoken)
  • Basic Kiswahili. If not spoken: readiness to learn
  • German would be an asset
Offer
  • SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence networks
  • A professionally run, innovative health program in a rural African setting with a committed team
  • Semi-urban African setting; family posting possible; English Medium Primary and Secondary School
How to apply:

Application
  • Please send your application with CV and a short letter of motivation to: [email protected]
  • Deadline for application: 11 October 2017
  • Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference “Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager”
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview
  • Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to [email protected]
  • Please also indicate how you heard about the job posting (if internet please mention which site)
Contact:

SolidarMed Luzern
Obergrundstrasse 97 CH – Luzern 4

Job: Program Funding Manager, fluent in English and Kiswahili, with right to live and work in Tanzania

Organization: Sense International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

JOB ADVERT - SENSE INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA

Job title: Programme Funding Manager

Location: Msasani, Dar es Salaam

Deadline for applications: 5pm (EAT) on Monday 2nd October 2017

Click here to find out more.

Entrance scholarships at Douglas College

Douglas College offers nearly $100,000 in entrance scholarships to new international students each year who have proven to be successful in their previous academic studies

Click here to find out more.

Call: Richard Van Loon Scholarship

The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship, valued at $5,000 for the 2017/2018 academic year, is awarded annually to an outstanding international student from an African country.

The award was endowed in 2005 by friends, family and colleagues in honour of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s 10th President.

Eligibility Requirements
  • You must be a citizen of an African country.
  • You must be an international student, who is required to have a valid Study Permit for Canada.
  • You must be registered as a full-time student at Carleton University and be successfully proceeding from one year to another in any program of study.
  • You must be in good academic standing.
Application form and more info at https://carleton.ca/awards/2017/van-loon-2

2018 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa

The application process for the 2018 United Nations Regional Course for Africa is now open.

General information

The 2018 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in cooperation with Ethiopia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union.

The Regional Course will be held at the facilities of the ECA in Addis Ababa, from 5 February to 2 March 2018. The Regional Course will be conducted in English. The course will accommodate up to 35 participants.

Applications for the 2018 Regional Course for Africa are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications is 20 October 2017.

Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants for doctoral students, postdoc and senior scholars outside USA

Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants provide support for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980. These grants enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources and visit collections within the United States. Grant funding is available for short-term travel that gives scholars:
  • An opportunity to discover new source material;
  • Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections;
  • Make contact with artists, art dealers, archivists, curators, university scholars, etc.;
  • Consult local archives and library collections;
  • Establish professional networks for future research.
The foundation only accepts proposals from doctoral students, postdoctoral and senior scholars outside the United States.

More info at https://www.terraamericanart.org/what-we-offer/grant-fellowship-opportunities/research-travel-grants-to-the-united-states/

Applications are due January 15, 2018. Awards will be announced in April 2018.

International VELUX Award for students of architecture


The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight - to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.

The award runs every second year and it is one of the most important global student competitions of its kind. The International VELUX Award 2018 is launching now! Prepare your project team, connect with your teacher and get ready for registration in September 2017.

The Global Leaders Fellowship

The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master's and doctoral) who have applied to the George Washington University for Fall 2018 admission. (Current GW graduate students are not eligible for this fellowship). The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries, returning to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at GW.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country.

Click here for more.



Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship

10 awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries registering for taught Masters programmes at Malaysia Campus in areas related to science, technology and education, including the following courses:
To apply, follow this link http://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/Fees-and-Scholarships/Scholarships/sponsor-information/DevelopingSolutions.aspx

Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize

About the CSV Prize

We established the CSV Prize to reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value. We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested either as a pilot study or at a small scale; that demonstrate positive social and environmental impact; and that need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, to help them expand and achieve financial sustainability. The winners share CHF 500'000 in prize money.

To apply for the 2018 CSV Prize, please click here.

Call for nominations: Grinnell Prize

Since 2011 the Grinnell Prize has exemplified Grinnell College’s commitment to supporting and inspiring innovative social change makers throughout the world. Winners of the Prize become part of a network of passionate visionaries who are both effecting change themselves and inspiring future generations to do the same.

More info at http://www.grinnell.edu/grinnellprize/nominations

Nominate a Young Global Leader

Selection Criteria:

· To be eligible for the Young Global Leaders Class of 2019, the candidate must have been born on or after 1 January, 1980.

· He/she has a recognized record of extraordinary achievement and a proven track record of substantial leadership experience. Typically, this means 5-15 years of outstanding professional work experience and a clear indication of playing a substantial leadership role for the rest of his or her career.

· He/she has demonstrated a personal commitment to serve society at large through exceptional contributions and a deep ethical fiber, and has earned significant trust at both local and global levels.

· He/she has an impeccable record in the public eye and good standing in his/her community, as well as show great self-awareness and a desire for learning.

· Candidates from the business sector must be responsible for the full operation of a qualifying corporation or division and must hold one of the following titles: President, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Managing Partner or Publisher, or equivalent of any of the above. If the company is a Member or Partner of the World Economic Forum, the candidate requires the approval of the CEO or Chairman of the Board of the respective company.

· Companies, organizations and entities can only nominate one candidate from the qualifying company every two years.

· Kindly note that self-nominations are not accepted.

More info at https://www.weforum.org/pages/nominate-a-young-global-leader

2017 Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

Marine plastic is an economic, environmental, human health and aesthetic problem posing a multi-dimensional challenge to humanity, often compared to climate change in terms of impact, breadth and complexity. A challenge of this magnitude has already inspired a global surge in search for solutions.

In order to accelerate the search for solutions, UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic™ are launching a Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge to engage university students and faculties in a solutions-oriented effort to help solve the global marine litter problem.

One winner in each category will be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California, (March 12-16, 2018) . Winners will have the chance to present their ideas at the conference and gain entry into the Think Beyond Plastic annual acceleration program.

To participate, students need to be enrolled in university as of June 2017, be supported by a faculty member, and submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: (click the following link to open) https://www.thinkbeyondplastic.com/marineplasticsinnovationchallenge

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are five- to six-week academic programs for foreign undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 25 designed to improve their understanding of the United States and to develop their leadership skills. Institutes include a four-week academic residency consisting of interactive classroom activities, discussions, lectures, readings, site visits, and workshops; one week of educational travel to a different region of the United States; leadership skills building activities; community service; and opportunities to interact with their American peers on a college campus. Each Institute includes approximately 20 participants from selected countries. In 2017, the following themes will be offered for a total of 19 student leader programs:
PROGRAM LENGTH: 5 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 and have at least one semester left of college or university
  • Demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Have little or no prior travel or study experience in the United States
  • Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa
Prospective participants should contact the Public Affairs Section of their local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information about 2017 Institutes. U.S. Embassies manage the nomination of candidates, as well as organize participants' visa interviews and international travel to the United States. In some countries, candidates may also be selected by a binational Fulbright Commission.

Esprit 2018 Commercial Pharmaceuticals Leadership Development Programme-Africa

Basic qualifications: 

• MBA.
• Experience in commercial area, passionate about sales and marketing.
• Strong interest to develop career in healthcare industry.
• Track record of taking accountability in both team and individual situations.
• Ability to work in multinational environment, across cultures and in matrix environment.
• Evidence of bringing innovative thinking and an ability to act as a change agent.
• Proven accelerated development in career to date.
• Eligibility to live and work in the country for which you are applying. This will be checked during the recruitment process.
• Fluency in your native language and English, both written and spoken.
• Flexibility, adaptability and highly mobile; you must be willing to move and work in any of the countries where GSK operates.

Click here for more info.

Deadline: 6th October 2017.

Job: Business Development Manager - Plan, Tanzania

Organization: Plan

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

The Organisation

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

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

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

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

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity:

As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for the growth and diversification of grant income portfolio for Plan International Tanzania by strategically engaging with Plan International’s National Offices, strengthening donor relations particularly in Tanzania.

You will provide strategic leadership of the Business Development and Grants department through design, review and execution of the Resource Mobilization Strategy.

You will be responsible for leading the Business Development and Grants team during end to end acquisition processes, as well as lead all new project start up processes, overall grants compliance management and smooth closeout of grant projects while working closely with the program team

You will form a part of the Country Management Team (CMT) and will be expected work very collaboratively with other CMT members to meet the country objectives.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and exciting role, you will require demonstrable knowledge of the donor landscape in Tanzania, have hands on skills in proposal writing/packaging and submission processes, Project start up expertise and experience, overall grants management, capacity building of staff and project close out processes and experience in grants acquisition/management in disaster response settings. Ability to develop/manage and large and complex budgets will be critical as well.

Demonstrable knowledge key issues in development regarding Global Goals such as (SDGs),CEDAW and UNCRC particularly around child rights with a focus on girls will be desirable

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and public speaking.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people. We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Tanzania

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=22721&company=PlanInt&username=

Job: Mandela Washington Fellowship Reader

Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board

Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

IREX seeks academic and professional experts to read and score applications for the 2018 MandelaWashington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Over the course of the first four years of the Fellowship, we received over 180,000 applications for 3,000 Fellow slots, so your talents and expertise in helping score applications are greatly appreciated!

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), designed to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. In the summer of 2018, the Mandela Washington Fellowship will bring up to 700 young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

Expectations of Readers
Readers will be responsible for evaluating program applicants based on set guidelines and a scoring rubric for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Readers will each read 40 applications and may receive a $100 honorarium for their service (please note that US government employees and contractors are not eligible to receive an honorarium). Please note that we are only able to pay readers who have a U.S. mailing address and payments can only be made by check, not money transfer.

Eligibility

Ideal readers are academics and/or professionals with expertise in one of the program’s thematic areas (business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management) or those who have experience working in Africa.

How to apply:

If you are interested in participating as a reader, please complete the application form, https://form.jotform.com/72214448014145, as soon as possible, and no later than October 10, 2017. You will be asked to upload your resume, and we will confirm with you via e-mail whether you are selected to be a reader.

MAB Young Scientists Awards

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: helping young people help the planet

Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists worldwide because we think well-trained and committed young people are key to addressing ecological and sustainability issues.

The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) at its 29th session on 12-15 June 2017 adopted the new criteria and conditions for the selection of MAB Young Scientists Award winners in order to address the Lima Action Plan (LAP) for Biosphere Reserves and relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in applications.

The deadline for submission of application forms for the 2018 MAB Young Scientists Awards is 15 December 2017.

Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP)

The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is a grants awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to build leadership capacity in response to climate change. The awards programme seeks to build local climate change leaders who can shape understanding of the extent and severity of climate-related stressors on African economies and ecosystems, and propose solutions on how countries can build resilience to these impacts. The Programme is funded by IDRC and managed by the University of Nairobi and the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) - University of Dar es Salaam.The program aims to build on these past investments by IDRC to achieve sustainability and impact at scale.

More info at http://africlp.or.ke

Call: 2017 Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Awards


NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 NELSON MANDELA - GRAÇA MACHEL INNOVATION AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!

The 2017 Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Awards is celebrating the 12th year of recognising individuals and organisations for their excellence, innovation, and bravery in creating positive social change.

Nominations are now open for Youth Activists, Individual Activists, Civil Society Organisations, and the newest category of Brave Philanthropy.

Is there an activist, organisation or donor in your community or country that the world should know about? If so, we want to celebrate them!

Submit your nominations, including self-nominations, now by clicking here.

Nominations close on 21 September 2017.

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize - Stories in original Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil

Open for entry 1 September – 1 November 2017

Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil.

The competition is free to enter.

Full entry and eligibility rules are available to download here in word format and PDF.

Only one entry per writer may be submitted.

Submit here through the online entry form.

UNU-WIDER PhD Internships

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme and have shown ability to conduct research on developing economies. Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics-focused institute. Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills. Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged. The programme is especially addressed at researchers at later stages of their PhD.

The PhD Internship Programme is highly competitive and only a limited number of interns can be accepted. In recent years, one percent of all applications were successful.

More info at https://www.wider.unu.edu/internships

Lex:lead Scholarship Competition - 2017

Up to ten (10) US$500 awards are to be made in February 2018
to the top-ranked essays answering this year's essay question:
  • How can banking regulatory law reduce poverty and support economic development?
Registration open 1 September to 30 November 2017 (below);essays accepted from registered candidates 1-31 December 2017. Candidates must have citizenship in an eligible country and be a law student enrolled in studies in an eligible country at the time of award (see Home page for eligibility). Essays must be in compliance with competition rules (see Student Instructions 2017). Submissions from unregistered candidates or received after 31 December 2017 cannot be accepted.

Note that awards are generally payable to the winner's educational institution on his/her behalf and not to the student directly. Funds may also be less any necessary bank conversion fees and/or taxes. Lex:lead will never charge a fee to participate. A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all registered candidates who submit an essay by the deadline.

Claude Moore Charitable Foundation grant for Zimbabwe:US$500 of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation's 2017 funding is to be held in reserve until a Zimbabwean winner naturally emerges through the competition. Note that competition rules will not be modified in favour of any candidate. We look forward to making this Claude Moore award to a student from Zimbabwe very soon!

Register here: http://www.lex-lead.org/Scholarships.php

Australia Awards Scholarships – Africa

Australia Awards in Africa comprise of scholarships, short courses and fellowships that aim to support the leadership needs of African professionals as well as effectively focus training on areas most relevant to Africa’s development priorities.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Scholarships for Masters studies in Australia are being offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies commencing in 2019. Applications open 1 Setember 2017 to 15 December 2017.

The following countries are eligible for Scholarships:
To find out more information on the eligibility criteria and application process please go to your country page.

Focus sectors for Masters Awards reflect areas which have been identified as priorities by partner governments and in which Australia is recognised as having world-leading expertise and experience. Current priority sectors include: Agricultural Productivity; Extractives; and Public Policy. Click here to discover what courses are available in your area of interest, at Australian institutions.

Short Courses

Short Courses offers opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months. The training targets experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture, Extractives and Public Policy. Read more about Short Courses here. Applications open 1 September 2017 – 15 January 2018.

The following countries are eligible for Short Courses:
Please navigate to your home country on the Africa map to find out more information about Short Courses as well as information on eligibility.

Source: http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org

Australia Awards – Africa: Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Australia Awards – Africa is a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded initiative. It is designed to equip Africans with the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to sustainable economic and social development outcomes in their own countries. In addition, Australia Awards – Africa builds long-term, sustainable links between targeted countries in Africa and Australia. The program provides a variety of Masters scholarships, postgraduate short courses and post-doctoral fellowships to Africans in the public, civil society and private sectors in targeted disciplines, that support the home countries’ developmental priorities.

More info at http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/post-doctoral-fellowships

Applications close 30 November 2017.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.

More info at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowship-application-guidelines

Deadline: October 1st

International Student Travel Video Contest

International Student  2017 Travel Video Contest is now open! 

If you want to be an international student or are currently one and want to take a special trip, then this contest is for you. Create and submit an original video by October 13th to be considered for our $4,000 grand prize!


More into at https://www.internationalstudent.com/contest

Deadline: 13 October 2017

Facebook Fellowship and Emerging Scholar Award are open to full-time PhD students

The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Award are open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering or a related area. Winners of the fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, an annual stipend, and conference travel support. Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student's research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.

Students who are in their first or second year of study and are members of a minority group* that is underrepresented in the technology sector, may elect to be evaluated for an Emerging Scholar Award.

Each Fellow will receive the following benefits:
  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year (up to two years).
  • $37K grant (one-time payment during each academic year).
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support.
We are accepting applications from PhD students with research in one of the following areas:
  • CommAI
  • Computational Social Science
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Computer Vision
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Security/Privacy
  • Research Outside of the Above: relevant work in areas that may not align with the research priorities highlighted above.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/careers/program/fellowship

Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers in-residence opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff.

Applicants must propose to conduct research at the Smithsonian in one of its areas of research as outlined in the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS), for a period of three to twelve months, or ten weeks for the Graduate Student Fellowship. Past or current SIFP fellowship recipients are eligible to apply for another SIFP award.

No employee or contractor of the Smithsonian Institution may hold a Smithsonian fellowship during the time of his/her employment or contract, nor may an award be offered to any person who has been employed by or under contract to the Institution in the previous year, without the prior approval of the Office of Fellowships.

Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and converse fluently in English. All application materials must be presented in English (foreign transcripts may be translated, see below).

Determination of the fellowship category for which to apply should be based on the anticipated academic level at the time the fellowship would begin:
More info at https://www.smithsonianofi.com

Deadline:
  • 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program: Friday December 1, 2017
  • 2019 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program: Monday December 3, 2018
  • 2020 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program: Monday December 2, 2019

INTREPiD International Fellowship - 6 fellowship positions are available

Programme description

INTREPiD is a new International Fellowship Programme for talented young researchers in Life Sciences supported by the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and H2020 Marie Curie Actions– People 2016 COFUND Programme. The Programme aims at enabling outstanding junior scientists of all nationalities to develop a competitive research project in life sciences at CRG, thus promoting the transnational mobility and career perspectives of young scientists in Europe.

Fellows will benefit from an exciting international scientific environment and an integrated training programme, including access to state of the art infrastructure , lectures and seminars, specialised scientific and technological courses, complementary skills training and career development activities, postdoctoral symposia and retreats, as well as social activities.
Call deadline : November 19, 2017

International Leader of Tomorrow Award

International Leader of Tomorrow Award winners receive awards proportional to financial need. Financial need is determined by tuition, fees, and living costs, minus the financial contribution you and your family can make annually. A standard needs-assessment is based on the financial information provided by you and your family.

The International Leader of Tomorrow Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study or to degree completion, whichever is less. Your award may be renewed provided you achieve satisfactory academic standing in your faculty, continue to demonstrate financial need, and maintain your Canadian study permit (student visa).

Eligibility
  • To be considered for an International Leader of Tomorrow Award, you must:
  • be applying for your first undergraduate degree
  • be admissible to the first-choice degree you are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
  • have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
  • be an international student – neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada – and be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit (student visa)
  • demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent you from pursuing a UBC degree
  • be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college, or other university
Nomination

You must be nominated by the high school you are currently attending or recently graduated from, or the college/university you are transferring from. When you are confirmed for nomination by your school, college, or university, your institution must use the International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination package.
Deadlines
  • We encourage you to submit your application for admission to UBC early. This will ensure that you have an admission decision in time for award nomination consideration.
  • Your nomination package must be postmarked by November 15, 2017.
  • You must complete the online application for academic admission to UBC no later than December 1, 2017.
  • You must meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard by January 31, 2018.
Although you can specify two degree choices in your application for admission, your award consideration will be based only on your first-choice degree.