Job: Catalytic Grants and Investment Specialist (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist you will:
  • Collaborate with the project team to design a grants and sub-contracting strategy and process that incorporates best practices for market systems development/ M4P programs and aligns with TechnoServe and funder policies.
  • Oversee the award process, including advertisement, an organization of technical review committees, documentation review, negotiations and selection of sub-awardees or sub-contractors. Provide technical leadership on the scope, duration, and size of awards.
  • Monitor partner performance and compliance, including conducting monitoring visits.
  • Identify performance and compliance issues and draft clear, comprehensive reports identifying issues and recommendations.
  • Identify gaps in operational procedures and bottlenecks that hinder program implementation in the field and achievement of program outcomes, and recommend solutions.
  • Provide technical assistance to partners to support compliance and optimal performance.
  • Ensure that funder and TechnoServe gender requirements are integrated into project awards.
  • Provide effective and ongoing reporting to the Team Leader on all matters relevant to the effective and efficient management of grant-related issues and donor relations.
  • Contribute to donor reporting.
More info here (click)

Job: Component Lead, Market Data & Skills Alignment (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to increase the labor market relevance of youth's vocational skills. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 1: Enhanced responsiveness, dynamism, and demand orientation of Tanzanian skills development system improve its labor market relevance.

As Component Lead for Market Data & Skills Alignment you will:
  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to increase labor market relevance of vocational skills development for rural Tanzanian youth, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Oversee regular analysis and dissemination of updated data on economic trends and their implications for skills demand, ensuring ease of use and utility for skills stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of and support skills stakeholders to digest and apply data in order to identify and prioritize vocational skills development in areas with sufficient absorption capacity and enhance the market relevance of skills provision.
  • Support coordination between public and private stakeholders, with the aim to develop synergies among actors and conditions for the improved market relevance of vocational skills development.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project's gender strategy
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Job: Partnerships Specialist (Central Corridor, Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Partnerships Lead will work closely with the program's Component Leads to drive cross-cutting strategy development and execution for activities that identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with partners within Tanzania's labor market system.

As Partnerships Lead you will:
  • Provide leadership over-identification, cultivation, and relationship management of diverse labor market system partners, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Develop systems and tools to methodically identify and vet local training partners, and map partners' needs and capabilities.
  • Develop a robust network of relationships with private sector partners, including employers and experts in needed technical skills areas. Promote and strengthen coordination between skills providers and private sector/market players at various levels (local, regional, national).
  • Develop and lead the presentation of basic business cases to incentivize labor market system actors to pilot and adopt desired behavior changes.
  • Foster partnerships with civil society and donor-funded initiatives focusing on youth training and employment creation to coordinate and leverage mutually beneficial efforts.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that partnerships reflect the project's gender strategy.
More info here (click)

Job: Monitoring & Results Measurement Specialist (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Monitoring & Results Measurement Specialist you will:
  • Lead and manage day-to-day monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of the SET project.
  • Be responsible for enabling evidence-based decision-making processes by program leadership, providing the necessary data, analysis and information to improve performance and effectiveness and informing planning and management decisions.
  • Develop and implement the project's M&E systems, including program monitoring and quality control systems, evaluation systems (e.g. baseline and other surveys), analytical planning processes, management of all project data, and oversight of third-party M&E service providers.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to project staff to ensure understanding and commitment to the project's M&E protocols. This may include frequent visits to the field to support staff in the implementation of M&E systems and identification of potential adaptations and improvements.
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic donor reports and materials to share learnings with other stakeholders.
  • Ensure all monitoring & evaluation data is gender-disaggregated, and develop systems to promote the project's gender strategy, review gender targets and make suggestions for course correction as necessary.
More info here (click)

Job: Component Lead, Agricultural Skills Provision (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to improve youth access to high-quality vocational skills development, with a focus on skills needed in Tanzania's agriculture sector. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 3: Skills providers are better able to address skills demand from both youth and the market so that more youth can profitably and innovatively get involved in agriculture.

As Component Lead for Agricultural Skills Provision you will:
  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to increase rural youth access to high-quality agricultural skills provision, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Identify, select, and support agricultural skills providers to develop short and innovative "all-inclusive" training courses dealing with soft, technical, and entrepreneurial skills, and facilitate linkages with market opportunities along the entire agriculture value chain from pre-production to post-processing (e.g. supplying, packaging, transport, customer care, marketing, etc.). These courses should be accessible for young women and men with lower education levels (e.g. those who have not completed Form 4) and identify and incorporate innovative technologies (i.e. IT and mobile systems) to help overcome costs and increase outreach and appeal.
  • Coordinate with fellow program staff to increase agricultural skills providers' awareness of the needs and skill requirements of agricultural employers and foster linkages to connect youth to employment opportunities.
  • Provide leadership over a pilot phase for the component (e.g. at regional level), in which to test and refine the approach before a wider roll-out.
  • Foster partnerships with initiatives focusing on employment creation to ensure that follow-up support (technical and financial) is available to youth once they complete the training.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project's gender strategy.
More info here (click)

Job: Component Lead, Institutional Training Quality (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to improve the quality of training of trainers in vocational skills development. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 2: Quality of training of vocational trainers is improved by enhancing the Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training Center's (MVTTC) capacities in service delivery and management.

As Component Lead for Institutional Training Quality you will:
  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to strengthen the institutional capacity of the MVTTC, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Strengthen MVTTC's capacity to identify training needs and address them through the development and provision of quality training products. Along with the improvement of service delivery, this will also require organizational strengthening.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project's gender strategy.
More info here (click)

Job: Communication and Knowledge Dissemination Specialist (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Communication & Knowledge Dissemination Specialist you will:
  • Develop and execute an innovative communications strategy that supports access to vocational skills development for youth (women in particular) and shares learnings with project stakeholders in the vocational skills and youth employment space.
  • Lead development and dissemination of project communication and marketing materials.
  • Collaborate closely with project staff to ensure that the communications strategy aligns with programmatic milestones and to generate knowledge about project learnings.
  • Regularly travel to the field to collect information, stories, and visuals for publication-quality impact stories, case studies, presentations and other compelling knowledge-sharing and communications materials.
  • Conduct media outreach (print, broadcast, and social media) to deliver messages about project goals, activities, and learnings with project beneficiaries, the general public and project stakeholders (government, the private sector, donors, NGOs, etc.).
  • Provide technical support to vocational skills providers on communications strategies.
  • Lead planning and execution of project events.
  • Contribute to periodic donor reports, including layout, editing, and formatting.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that the project's gender strategy is reflected in communications materials and events.
More info at here (click)

VLIR-ICP Master's scholarships

Please check your eligibility before applying! You must meet the following two conditions in order to apply for the VLIR-ICP Master's Scholarships at KU Leuven.
  1. Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger
  2. Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
  3. Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
  • The applicant must be eligible for admittance to the selected Master programme at KU Leuven. Please click on each of the following five programmes offered at KU Leuven* to check the admission requirements for the programme of your choice: 
  1. Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies
  2. Master of Human Settlements
  3. Master of Food Technology
  4. ICP Master in Sustainable Development
  5. Master of Water Resources Engineering
More info at https://www.kuleuven.be/english/application/instructionsvliricp

Social Policy Specialist, NOC (TA), Zanzibar, Tanzania

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Social Policy Specialist is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy, from strategic planning and policy formulation to delivery of comprehensive and quality services and programmes for children. The Social Policy portfolio with UNICEF in Zanzibar includes the following main areas of work:
  1. Child Poverty, Child Rights Monitoring, and Data & Statistics. This comprises technical assistance to understanding the situation of children in Zanzibar and support to monitoring & evaluating policies, programmes, and services from a child rights and (multidimensional) child poverty perspective;
  2. Child-sensitive Social Protection. This comprises technical support to the implementation of Zanzibar’s social protection policy, linkages with basic social services, and enhancement of capacity of social protection service providers;
  3. Public Finance for Children. This comprises budget analysis and budget process support from a child perspective with the aim to enhance budget’s transparency, equity, effectiveness and efficiency to achieve results for children;
  4. Decentralisation and Local Governance. This comprises technical support to the on-going decentralisation by devolution process in Zanzibar and its relevance for children.
More info at https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/305570

Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships

The Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested female students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology. Recognizing an under-representation of women in under-graduate and advanced STEM-related areas of study, booking.com aims to ensure equal access and opportunity for all in the technology sector. The TU Delft, in particular TU Delft | Global Initiative, aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

Booking.com and TU Delft | Global Initiative offer five Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships for female students interested in ICT. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

More info at https://www.tudelft.nl/en/education/practical-matters/scholarships/bookingcom-delft-global-scholarships/

Essay competition – what’s your big idea for girls in Africa?

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA – What are the ways in which African leaders can harness the power of girls in Africa? How can we use this power to transform Africa’s future? The ONE Campaign wants to hear your ideas.

The anti-poverty organisation is inviting young Africans to submit a 500-word essay answering the question, “What one big idea should African leaders implement that will harness the power of the continent’s girls to transform all our futures?The essay competition is part of the organisation’s efforts to call on African leaders to invest in the continent’s youth, particularly girls, to achieve a demographic dividend.

51 million girls in Africa didn’t go to school, or walked long distances in dangerous conditions to get there, or sit in a classroom without a teacher or textbooks. Without investments for girls left out of school, Africa will not achieve its full potential.

The winner will join ONE at the African Union Summit in January 2018 to encourage African leaders to adopt strategic recommendation under the AU’s theme, “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in Youth”.

Competition rules
  • The competition is open to African youth aged between 18 and 35.
  • Entries should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted by November 17, 2017. No submission fees apply.
  • The winner(s) will be notified by e-mail and will be chosen at the sole and absolute discretion of ONE.
How to Enter

Entries are made by completing an online form available here.

You can get more information on the ONE website.

Master the Mainframe - Call for applications

The largest student mainframe competition in the world has returned for its 13th year in a row with new prizes and new challenges for students around the world.

Win prizes while gaining unique skills that will land you a career in Fortune 500 companies around the world! No experience needed!!

Register now and start the challenges today! Click here.

Call for Submissions: Young African Artists

The Mastercard Foundation is an independent, private foundation headquartered in Canada. Our work, which focuses on Africa, aims to spur prosperity by promoting education and the inclusion of people in financial systems. We are hosting an open call for submissions of artwork, to be licensed for reproduction in print and digital publications, that will communicate the dynamism and diversity of African youth.

We invite young visual artists (ages 18–35) who live or do most of their work in Africa to submit examples of their art in response to the following question: click here.


CODESRIA job announcement : Director of Administration and Finance

Deadline : 1st December 2017

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from suitably qualified nationals of African countries to fill the vacant position of Director of Administration and Finance in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. This position is one of the senior management posts in the Council and the successful candidate will join a team of staff members functioning under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Council.

Recognised as the premier centre on the continent for the generation and dissemination of multidisciplinary social science and humanities knowledge, CODESRIA has, over the years, undergone an exponential growth in programmes, finances and membership. The Administration and Finance department has, as its primary responsibility providing leadership in the development of medium and long-term plans for the council, the overall management of the administrative and financial affairs of the Council, including banking and accounting services, the preparation of financial reports for submission to the partners of the Council, budget monitoring and control, human resources (staff recruitment, training, evaluation, discipline and welfare), protocol services, the maintenance of the headquarters building, the monitoring of the physical assets of the Council, the internal and external audits of the financial statements and other accounts of the Council, and all aspects of the procurement of goods and services for the use of the Council.

The Department is also involved in the implementation of a long-term strategy for the financial stability and sustainability of the Council, including developing the CODESRIA Endowment Fund.

Furthermore, the Director of Administration and Finance (DAF), working in close collaboration with other staff, is responsible for preparing the annual workplan of activities and budgets of the Council, and for monitoring expenses and programme implementation. The successful candidate will also be called upon to initiate, develop and apply new human resource management tools, lend support in the implementation of an IT plan, contribute to the organisation of donor conferences, and manage aspects of the Council’s relations with the public administration services of the host country as may be entrusted to her/him. In all, the candidate who will be chosen will be expected to work towards the efficient and result-oriented administration of all aspects of the mandate of the Council.
The key day–to-day responsibilities of the DAF include the following : provide strategic leadership and guidance in administrative and financial management ; lead a team of staff in delivering CODESRIA’s administrative and financial obligations ; remain up-to-date with the latest methodologies and best- practices, and donor requirements ; ensure improved service to the Secretariat and community ; work with other departments to execute programmes and projects within agreed calendar and timelines ; develop suitable and sustainable strategies in administrative and financial management ; plan and manage budgets. An interest in and willingness to learn and engage in social science and humanities debates is an added strength.
More information about CODESRIA and its programmes can be obtained from the Council’s website: www.codesria.org.

Qualifications

Applicants must :

• Have a sound university education in the field of business/financial administration, accounting and/or human resource management (an MBA or Masters in Finance and Administration will be an advantage) with at least five years post-graduation experience in a similar position ;
• Hold a post-graduate professional qualification in accountancy or in a related field, and have a demonstrable knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in their current application ;
• Have experience in fund management, preferably in a not-for-profit organisation ;
• Be familiar with accounting and budgetary systems and software employed by international
non-governmental organisations ;
• Have a demonstrable capacity to initiate and supervise internal and external audit processes ;
• Be conversant with the international research funding environment and the requirements of various funding agencies especially in terms of reporting ; Be knowledgeable and skilled in the management of all aspects of personnel matters, bearing in mind that CODESRIA is a multi-cultural pan-African environment and is committed to the promotion of gender equality ; Demonstrate a sound knowledge of procedures linked to the diplomatic immunities enjoyed by international organisations ;
• Have a demonstrable knowledge of labour laws in an African context ;
• Have a capacity to be innovative and forward-looking in the management of the administrative processes and procedures of an organisation like CODESRIA ;
• Have good organizational and time management skills (highly desirable).
• Personal attributes should also include strong analytical skills and ability to formulate unique
solutions based on knowledge and understanding of the challenges ; Be strategic, innovative and creative thinker ; planning and problem-solving in both short-term and long-term ; results-driven ; team player ; inclusive, flexible, and sensitive to multi-culturalism ;
• Have strong communication skills ; be self-motivated ; possessing the ability to lead and motivate a team is crucial ; be a professional with high integrity and good stewardship of resources ; and
• Be fluent in French or English and have a good working knowledge of the other language.

Working Conditions The salary level that will be offered will depend on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications, and will be comparable to those of similar posts in other international organisations.

How to Apply

Applicants must supply the following documents :

1. A written application ;
2. A detailed CV describing the contents of their training and professional experience ;
3. Three reference letters, two of which must be professional references.

The reference letters in support of candidates must be sealed and sent under separate cover and marked ‘Confidential Reference’, or emailed directly by the referees. The application letters and other supporting documents of candidates should be sent in a sealed envelope marked ‘Application Documents’, or emailed to the address below. Reference letters and applications sent by email should have ‘APPLICATION’ written in the subject line. Both the applications and the reference letters should be sent to :

The Executive Secretary
CODESRIA
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop x Canal IV
B.P. 3304, CP 18524,
Dakar/SENEGAL
Email : [email protected]

Closing Date

All applications must be received by 1st December 2017. Any application received after this date will not be considered.

STeDe New Call for Applications – Erasmus+ Scholarships

The new Call for Applications is now open (Entrance 2018/2020, classes starting in September 2018)!

The selection is open to all candidates with a bachelor degree, a good knowledge of French and English languages and a great interest in sustainable territorial development.

All applicants will also be considered for the award of the Erasmus+ Scholarship. Around 20 scholarships will be awarded in the context of this selection (for more information, please see the section “Fees and funding”) .

We are looking for prepared, enthusiast and motivated candidates! If you are interested in the programme and you have any question or doubt about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Brochure STEDE – Call for Applications 2018

Wiki Loves Africa 2017 - The photo contest around Afric

When does it take place

The competition starts on 1st October 2017 and closes on 30th November 2017.

Winners will be announced around February 2018.
What prizes are up for grabs?
  • 1st prize: US$600
  • 2nd prize: US$400
  • 3rd prize: US$200
  • Organizer price: US$200
  • Photo Essay Prizes : Women Working US$200
  • Photo Essay Prizes : Rare, Fading or Threatened Traditional Craft, Style or Way of Working [1] US$200
Additional prizes in each category: a Wiki Loves Africa powerpack + t-shirt

For Competition scope, examples to get inspired, and more, click here.

PhD Student Fellowships at AIFMRM

UNICEF Tanzania Decentralization and Local Governance support strategy

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

UNICEF aims to hire an international consultant who will bring relevant experiences from similar countries and who has the following profile:
  • Master Degree or higher in social sciences of any other discipline
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the field of governance, public administration, decentralisation and local government, or public sector reforms, preferably with a strong focus on Africa
  • Strong track record of successfully completed similar assignments
  • Working experience in Tanzania will be an asset
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated excellent writing skills
  • Strong consultation and facilitation skills
Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of the assignment is to conceptualize and develop a Decentralisation and Local Governance support strategy for UNICEF Tanzania for the period 2017- 2021, with focus on a detailed work plan for 2018. Both the strategy and work plan will cover both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

The specific objectives are listed in the following link: https://reliefweb.int/job/2277894/unicef-tanzania-decentralization-and-local-governance-support-strategy-tanzania, click for more.

Finance and Administration Support Officer

The post holder will have the key role in providing a range of financial, logistic and administrative support for the effective implementation of the Cuso Program in Tanzania. The post holder will work with Country Office team and other field and HQ based staff to actively contribute to the strategic development of our finance, logistics and administrative functions, and effective utilization of resources.

More info at https://reliefweb.int/job/2269594/finance-and-administration-support-officer

Consultancy - Batch of four (4) assignments: HPV C4D Consultant - Health Section, PD - NYHQ

The UNICEF NYHQ Health Section seeks to recruit four consultants with communication expertise to provide regional and country level support for the planning, execution and monitoring of HPV national introduction during 2017-2018. This assignment aims to support UNICEF global and country level efforts in the selected GAVI supported countries, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Senegal, to develop and implement effective communication plans to introduce HPV vaccination that would result in increased public and community awareness about HPV and wider HPV vaccine acceptance and uptake.

More info at https://reliefweb.int/job/2274944/consultancy-batch-four-4-assignments-hpv-c4d-consultant-health-section-pd-nyhq

Regional Cash Delegate, Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

The Belgian Red Cross – Flanders (BRC-FL) is looking for a Regional Cash Delegate based in Dar Es Salaam to support the design, implementation and delivery of high quality, timely and accountable cash preparedness programming as part of its Disaster Preparedness Programme in the Great Lakes Region, funded by the Belgian Federal Government.

Job description:

The Cash Delegate provides technical support to BRC-FL operations in its cash preparedness programmes in the Great Lakes region (Tanzania, Rwanda Burundi), in close cooperation with the respective Red Cross National Societies and their in-country partners. The main responsibilities include:
  • Ensure a regional cohesion in Multi-purpose Cash Transfer (MPCT) approaches by a.o. the organization of regional exchange events and trainings
  • Be an active partner for MPCT advocacy and diplomacy amongst high management National Society structures, beneficiaries and governmental and non-governmental actors
  • Establish an effective MPCT management structure within the 3 National Societies by a.o. the recruitment of key positions such as MPCT Focal Points and the establishment of an MPCT Working Group
  • Advise, on the development of MPCT-specific scenario’s and SOPs, resulting in cash-inclusive procedures on finances, logistics, M&E and communications.
  • Advise on the organization of simulation exercises and pilots
  • Ensure a rapid and correct MPCT disbursement to affected communities in case an emergency materializes during timespan of the programme
More info at https://reliefweb.int/job/2276414/regional-cash-delegate-tanzania-dar-es-salaam-mf

Learning Advisor - PSI

Join us!

PSI seeks an innovative Learning Advisor to lead learning and knowledge management activities for a $30 million four-year investment, called Adolescents 360, project that addresses adolescent girls' sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing Adolescents 360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19. The project is also catalyzing a new way of designing high-performing adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs at scale, using a developmentally and anthropologically informed user-centered design process. A critical component of this project is to capture, synthesize, package and promote all kinds of learning—both about the project process and the project solutions, and develop a set of resources that can be used by PSI and other implementing organizations to replicate the project's process and take its solutions to scale.

The project is high profile and considered to be both Gates' and CIFF's “flagship” adolescent investments, as well as PSI's flagship youth projects. The project is mandated to share practical learning within the global health community, and build a movement around better programming for adolescents. Learning activities need to live up to (and create) this global excitement.

We seek a creative, independent and self-motivated learning advisor with keen analytical skills, an ability to synthesize and communicate technical content both compellingly and convincingly, and knowledge of the Sexual and Reproductive Health community of practice.

PSI needs a do-er who can get their bearings quickly and go crazy helping A360 achieve its goal of inspiring and building capacity to replicate transformational programming with both style and substance.

Experience with multi-country projects and/or communications for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs is a plus, but not necessary.

Sound like you? Read on. https://reliefweb.int/job/2277009/learning-technical-advisor

Associate Program Manager, Communications - PSI

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Nov 2017

Job title: Associate Program Manager, Communications

Department: Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Adolescents360

Reports to: The Sr. Youth Technical Advisor

Travel: Up to 15% international travel

Who we are:

We're Population Services International (PSI), the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. It's a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI seeks a communications officer to generate ongoing strategic communications activities to create buzz around the exciting Adolescents 360 project, a project that addresses adolescent girls' sexual and reproductive health in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania, as well as PSI's youth work in general.

With the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), PSI is implementing Adolescents 360, an innovative investment with a consortium of partners including the Society for Family Health/Nigeria (SFH/Nigeria), Triggerise, the Center on the Developing Adolescent from the University of California, Berkeley, and IDEO.org. The project is working with adolescents, young people, parents, community members, providers, and policy makers in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania to design scalable, cost-effective models aimed at increasing voluntary, modern contraceptive use among adolescent girls aged 15-19. The project is high profile and considered to be both Gates' and CIFF's “flagship” adolescent investments—communications activities need to live up to (and create) global excitement.

We seek a creative, independent and self-motivated Communications Associate with keen editorial judgement, top-notch writing and storytelling skills, and knowledge of the Sexual and Reproductive Health community of practice. PSI needs a do-er who can get their bearings quickly and go crazy helping A360 achieve its goal of sharing and inspiring transformational programming with both style and substance.

Experience with multi-country projects and/or communications for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs is a plus, but not necessary.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

You will work closely with the DC-based project core team, country-level programmatic teams, The A360 Learning Advisor, Ideo.org, and A360 consortium partners to create and execute project communications plans and develop and execute a wide range of compelling and inspiring communications materials to promote the A360 project within the Global Health Community. Example materials could include: e-mail blasts, human interest stories, micro blog posts, infographics, social media interactions, Video-blogs, podcasts, etc. The sky is really the limit, and we love people who love DIY (if you have design skills we will be so happy, but we will have an illustrator and graphic designers on retainer as well).

We want beautiful, creative and fun communications that both inform and inspire while they establish A360 as a deeply innovative and empathetic project sharing groundbreaking evidence and activities that catalyze more effective programming for adolescents. You will also help us to create and curate content for our project micro-site: the A360 Hub and the A360Flub (an illuminating collection of uh-ohs).

The position is based PSIs DC office. This position will require close coordination and collaboration with many people and particularly Ideo.org—good people skills are a must. A desire to have fun at work is highly welcomed.

What are we looking for?

The basics
  • A bachelors or masters degree in communications
  • 3+ years of experience creating polished and impactful communications materials
  • Proven experience producing a wide variety of high quality multi-media communications products that are both stylish and substantive.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the Global Family Planning and/or Adolescent Health Space
  • Outstanding English written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Experience and excellence in working with large, multinational and intercultural teams.
What would get us excited?

Creative: You love doing things differently, seeking to delight and inspire your audience. You crave the space to experiment and “get wild.”

Self-starter: You can work independently, pitch and manage your own mini-projects, and meet deadlines.

D0-er: You love to roll up your sleeves and get to work. You aren't afraid to experiment with infographic makers, BitStrips, Constant Contact and whatever else seems awesome. You will write the first draft, edit rough copy, take the pictures, edit the video, write the tweets, etc. You would love the chance to shape the strategy and show what you can do!

Status
  • Exempt
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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How to apply: Apply Here

Erasmus Mundus call: Application for Incoming Scholar Fellowships 2017/19

The present call is designed for international Scholars to participate in the didactic and research activities of the Joint European Master programme. The following universities offer the Joint programme: the Corvinus University of Budapest (coordinator, Hungary), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the University of Regensburg (Germany) and the University of Trento (Italy) in collaboration with the Russian State Social University (Russia), the University of Belgrade (Serbia), the Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) with the support of European Commission.

The duration of the programme is 2 years (120 ECTS). The official language of education is English.

Master CoDe’s main objective is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for introducing, supporting and co-ordinating processes of change and transformation at local level. The focus of the programme is on local development, with the following characteristics: public, private and non-governmental actors are the fundamental agents; social stability and economic prosperity are pursued, in conformity with the European standards and best practices. The general approach is comparative and interdisciplinary.

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Call for Consultants

Organization: Abt Associates
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Abt Associates, a major U.S.-based research, technical assistance, and international development company, seeks a highly qualified technical specialist to support the Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program. GHSC supports the development of agile, robust, and sustainable health supply chains that will improve the availability of medicines and the health status of Tanzanians through the following objectives:
  • Objective 1: Provide strategic planning and implementation assistance
  • Objective 2: Improve delivery of health commodities at service sites
  • Objective 3: Broaden stakeholders’ understanding of and engagement in the supply chain system
  • Objective 4: Strengthen enabling environments to improve supply chain performance
Minimum Qualifications
  • University degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Healthcare Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in one or more of the technical areas outlined below;
Technical Areas of Interest

Abt is seeking technical specialists with experience in Public Health Supply Chain and Private Sector Engagement.

The following skills and/or experience are desirable:
  • Private Sector Health Programming
  • Public-Private Partnership Development in Health Sector
  • Pharmaceutical Management and Commodity Supply Chain Experience in Tanzanian Public Health Sector
  • Financing of Commodity Supply Chains Systems
  • Experience in consulting on donor-funded public health programs.
Country Expertise
  • Tanzania
How to apply:

To be considered for this position, an applicant must submit each of the following:
  • Updated CV
  • Cover Letter that describes how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications
  • In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position (Technical Consultant / GHSC) for which you are applying.
Tanzanian nationals strongly encouraged to apply. Please send these documents to: [email protected].

Job: Innovation Officer, P2, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Temporary Appointment)

The TA will support the collection, analysis and dissemination of real time data to inform programmes as well as support the implementation of citizen engagement and social accountability interventions using the RapidPro platform. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying and implementing new mechanisms to increase adoptions and use of the existing and new citizen engagement platforms especially among the most marginalized girls and women.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  2. Networking and partnership building
  3. Technical and operational support to programme
Key Expected Results
  1. Reliable real-time data collection system and dashboards in place that continuously and concretely informs programme operations
  2. Citizen engagement and social accountability interventions implemented with women and girls represented informing quality of service.
  3. Wide spectrum of partners engaged and making use of the real-time data collection, analysis and dissemination system in key programme areas including government, CSOs, UN agencies, Media, Private sector etc.

Job: Energy Access Expert - Tanzania

Organization: Practical Action
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 18 Oct 2017

With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. Technology features in everything we do.

Since 2014, Practical Action with the support of DFID and other donors has been producing our flagship publication, the Poor Peoples Energy Outlook (PPEO). The PPEO is a research based report that attempts to bring out the energy needs of poor people using empirical evidence from rural communities. It attempts to challenge governments and other policy makers to rethink energy planning and delivery from the perspectives of the energy poor. The most recent publication was based on research done in three countries - Kenya, Bangladesh and Togo.

Over the next year, we propose to disseminate the PPEO whilst simultaneously investigating how it can best be used to facilitate positive impacts to the complex energy access landscape in Tanzania.

In view of the above, we are looking for a Tanzania Energy Access Sector Expert based in Tanzania who will be responsible for the contextualizing the PPEO findings and dissemination of the same.

The consultant will report to the Practical Action Consulting project manager and will lead and/or support on the following key activities:
  1. Undertake a mapping exercise of the existing actors who can support the dissemination of the PPEO findings;
  2. Contextualise the findings to the Tanzania energy access situation;
  3. Organise a series of events aimed at disseminating learnings and evidence from the PPEO publication to national and regional stakeholders; and
  4. Explore pathways to achieving energy access as a result of the dissemination
The consultant should possess:
  • A Masters’ degree in engineering, economics or other technical discipline related to the assignment.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in a professional environment delivering results to clients
For a detailed job description visit: https://practicalaction.org/energy-access-expert-tanzania

How to apply:

Interested applicants may send their applications including detailed CV with at least 3 contactable references and their suggested daily fee rate in USD to: [email protected] by 18th October 2017. Please indicate: “Energy Access Expert, Tanzania” in the email subject line.

Job: Senior Manager, Farmer Support Services

The Senior Manager, Farmer Support Services will play a key role in leading the implementation of CSDP’s existing farmer-facing support, including farmer access to inputs, output markets, service markets, finance and knowledge.

She/he will provide strategic leadership on the development and implementation of strategies aimed at creating changes in market systems surrounding smallholder farmers’ access to vital goods and services. This will involve working to develop a sustainable network of village-based agro-dealers and service providers (tillage and spray service providers) supported by private sector input supply chains, and with the necessary supporting functions.

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Job: Education Coordinator

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for leading the IRC education team in Tanzania, providing technical and operational support and ensuring timely and quality implementation of program activities and strategies in compliance with donor requirements. S/he will ensure that the objectives of the programs are met in a timely manner and are monitored and evaluated effectively, that education staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional development, and that a positive team spirit is fostered, encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the Education Coordinator will collaborate with other sectors to ensure that protection and wellbeing of children is consistently mainstreamed across IRC sectors. The Education Coordinator will also work in coordination with key education stakeholders and partners, representing the IRC Education program in Tanzania and strengthening partnerships. S/he will also be involved in designing and advancing IRC country education strategy with stakeholders at different levels, including advocacy at policy level.

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Job: Volunteer Legal Advocates-Tanzania

Asylum Access Tanzania seeks applications from well-prepared candidates with impeccable writing skills and a passion for social justice for the position of Volunteer Legal Advocate (VLA). VLAs must commit to at least six months of volunteer service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Following an intensive training program in international and domestic refugee law and response, VLAs are given the opportunity to engage with asylum law in the Tanzanian administrative system, help refugees assert their full scope of rights, train refugee community leaders and participate in local, regional, and international policy advocacy.

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2018 Ashden Awards


The application process for the 2018 Ashden Awards is now open

On 14 June 2018, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Call for Fellowship Applications Centre for Global Cooperation, University Duisburg-Essen

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships in the period March 2018 – February 2019. Proposals regarding 1) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation and 2) global cooperation under conditions of polycentric governance are especially welcome. The fully funded fellowships for up to 12 months are available to both senior and postdoctoral researchers across the humanities and social sciences. Deadline for applications is 19 November 2017.

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Lex: Lead Annual Essay Competition 2017 for Students in Developing Countries

Lex: Lead Annual Essay Competition 2017 for Students in Developing Countries

Lex:lead is again happy to announce a scholarship competition for students in developing countries. Up to 10 one-time scholarships of US$500 will be awarded in February 2018 to winning essays submitted by 31 December 2017 answering: How can banking regulatory law reduce poverty and support economic development?

Eligibility

Applicants must register by 30 November 2017 online at www.lex-lead.org. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be assigned a registration number (an Identification Number) which they are to use with no other identifying information in 5-page essays submitted by 31 December 2017.

Eligible Countries: Asia: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Kiribati; Laos; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Yemen; Americas: Haiti; Africa: Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; DR Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Niger; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Togo; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe. This list pertains to both citizenship and educational enrolment.

Essays: Essays must be in English, typed and single-spaced for a total of not more than five (5) pages. All work submitted must be the applicant’s own, original work with clear attribution where other sources are consulted. Essays must be submitted using the Identification Number assigned at registration and contain no information that could lead to independent identification of the applicant. Essays must be submitted using the email address provided at registration by the candidate to [email protected] by 31 December 2017. Further details are given over page.

Award

Essays submitted by the deadline will be independently assessed by judges from a panel of experts (see website) and awards announced in February 2018. Note that award cheques are made out to the applicant’s educational institution for use toward the student’s tuition and/or books less any applicable bank conversion fees and/or taxes. The winning essays may be published.

Good luck!

Lex:lead

HFG Foundation: Young African Scholars program

Every two years the foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose proposed projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation’s interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part.

The program includes a methods workshop, fieldwork research grants of $2,000 USD each, editorial and publication assistance, and sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must be aged 35 or younger and must have been educated on the African continent and currently residing there.

Applications are due by December 15th. All application materials must be submitted by the end of that day (midnight, EST) in order to be considered.

Applications should be no more than six pages and include the following:
  • Research question
  • Short literature review
  • Description of research methods to be used
  • Two-page C.V.
  • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card
The online application will be available beginning October 1st. Apply at:

HFG Young African Scholars
(Requires creation of a free account)

Or send application to:
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Call: NatureNet Science Fellows Program

Applied Research to Solve Real-World Problems in Agriculture, Freshwater, Energy Tech & Climate

Our world faces unprecedented challenges with climate change — challenges that NatureNet Science Fellows are helping to solve by pushing conservation science into entirely new areas. In the process, they are integrating the Conservancy’s capacity in biology and ecology with engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, geography, economics, chemistry, and physics.

Applications for the 2018 Nature Net Science Fellows are due November 6, 2017. Apply Here.

Now in its fifth year, the NatureNet Science Fellows Program – in partnership with leading research universities – has awarded two-year fellowships to 32 promising early career scientists. Fellows are expanding their research skills while also field testing science-based solutions to problems at the interface of conservation, business and technology. Learn more about the program.

Call for Applications: Reporting Fellowship

Both trips will take place February 1-16, 2018, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete a four-day, comprehensive security training and an orientation about Latin America and Adelante focus countries from February 2-5. Fellows then depart for a nine-day in-country independent reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras or Guatemala City, Guatemala, where they will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.

The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the real-time security situation in both locations. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience;
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply;
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program;
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Call for applications for the Winter World Bank Internship

This Internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, and other related fields.

The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are in Washington, DC; others are in country offices. They are a minimum of four weeks long.

The World Bank Group Internship is offered during two seasons:
  • Summer Internship (June–September): The application period is December 1–January 31 each year.
  • Winter Internship (December–March): The application period is October 1-31 each year.
All applications must be submitted online. (Applications submitted after the deadline are not considered.)

More info at http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/internship

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization, may apply.

Applications will generally be accepted twice a year — in the summer and late fall. However, we will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that you think might qualify, please contact us at [email protected] or 646-758-7781.

More info at http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/

Africa Fellowship Program

This opportunity is an annual opportunity for young fellows and World Bank staff alike. For the fellows, 10 outstanding candidates are selected to spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. or country offices to get hands-on experience in the operations of the World Bank Group. They are then encouraged to apply for the World Bank’s prestigious Young Professionals Program that could launch them on a career in development at the World Bank. For staff at the Bank, it’s the chance to build greater capacity, be stimulated by new fresh perspectives, and benefit from cutting edge research work.

Call for Applications-TDR-EDCTP-WHO

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, are inviting applications for implementation research that can cover a range of diseases, conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes.

For details and more information on the applications please download the advert here

Mo Dewji Foundation scholarships

The Program: The Mo Dewji Foundation provides scholarships to outstanding high school students planning to pursue higher education, which cover four years of undergraduate college. The scholarship program is intended to create a community of passionate students and provide them with the capacity to achieve their greatest potential. Eligible students must be admitted to the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) or Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

Focus Areas: Education

Please be sure to read the program overview before applying to the program. If you feel you meet our eligibility criteria, you may download and complete the application form. Send this form and all other application materials (listed on the application) to [email protected] by October, 20th, 2017 at 11:59PM EAT.

More info at http://www.modewjifoundation.org/our-programs/mo-scholars

Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative)

Objective

The objective of the ABE Initiative Master's Degree and Internship Program is to support young personnel who can be a "Navigator" for contributing to the development of industries in Africa. This program offers opportunities for young African men and women to study at master's courses at Japanese universities as international students (hereafter, referred to as "participants") and experience internships at Japanese companies. The aim is for them to develop effective skills in order for them to contribute to various fields. Beyond acquisition of skills and knowledge, this program also intends to cultivate excellent personnel who can recognize and understand the contexts of Japanese society and systems of Japanese companies. The expected outcome of the program is a network of potential contributors to the development of African industries who will also lead Japanese businesses to engage further in economic activities in Africa.

Target Participants
  • Target participants are from among the following three types of personnel.
  • Persons from the Private Sector
  • Young individuals who are or will be involved in economic activities in the local private sector maintaining and developing strong ties with Japanese companies.
  • Governmental Officials
  • Young officials, such as civil servants, who take part in governance and policy-making in order to enhance industries to whose development Japanese companies can contribute, and has a recommendation by a Japanese company.
  • Educators
  • Young individuals who are responsible for educating in Higher Education and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) institutions in Africa, in order to enhance capacity building in related industries, and has a recommendation by a Japanese company.
*Since the start of the initiative, the number of woman participants has been limited. Woman participants are encouraged to apply for the program.
Eligible applicants
  • Citizens of one of the 54 African countries
  • Between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st in the year of your arrival in Japan)
  • Bachelor's degree (equivalent to at least 16 years of academic background)
  • Applicants for the category of "Government Officials" and "Educators" are required:
- to have more than 6 months working experience at their current organizations, and
- to obtain permission for application and securing reinstatement from their current organizations.
  • Have adequate English skills both in written and oral communication to complete the master's course.
  • Clearly understand the objectives of this program, and to have a strong will to contribute to the industrial development of their home countries as well as to strengthen the linkage between their countries and Japan after returning home.
  • Applicants must:
- be in good health condition to complete the program,
- not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other foreign organizations, and
- attend the activities on the weekends in unavoidable circumstances (ex. official exam).

AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science: Call for applications

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is pleased to announce a new Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe; and frequent droughts, which are exacerbating food insecurity and health problems in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa.

Women tend to suffer more than men from the impacts of climate change, especially in poor communities where their livelihoods are more dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources. However, women have historically had fewer opportunities than men to make significant contributions to the fight against climate change. The WiCCS Fellowship Program seeks to foster increased participation by women in the search for science-based solutions to climate change.

Between 2017 and 2021, about four fellowships will be awarded each year to outstanding female scientists based anywhere in the world. Each WiCCS Fellow can apply for up to USD 35,000 to execute at an African host institution, an innovative project that has the potential to contribute significantly to solving specific climate change-related challenges. A unique aspect of the program is that fellows can use part of these funds to cover non-project related cost such as transportation, accommodation and subsistence for up to 3 dependents. The Program is part of a broader effort by AIMS NEI to build the intellectual capital required to address the myriad challenges to Africa’s development arising from climate change.

The Program was made possible by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, www.idrc.ca, and financial support from the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC), www.international.gc.ca

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Interns4Afrika - Microsoft

If you are passionate about interacting directly with customers and being on the front line to bring the magic of software to customers and businesses, the Interns4Afrika sales path could be right for you. If you follow the sales path Microsoft, along with our partners will provide you with a dynamic tool kit to enable you to hone your sales craft and take your first steps to becoming a world-class sales professional.

More info at  https://www.microsoft.com/africa/4afrika/interns4afrika

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:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=RWFtb24uRG95bGUuNjM0MzguMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Job: Media Business Advisor - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

The Media Business Advisor will work with the Country Director, the Media and Communications Director, and other Internews programs staff to strengthen the financial sustainability of Tanzanian media outlets. S/he will work closely with Internews program staff and partner Audience Research Company on media business data collection, processing and dissemination. S/he will train and support Tanzanian media managers, and marketing and advertisement personnel on financial management, marketing and organizational development in order to improve their management structures, revenue collection and eventual financial independence.

This is a senior position which requires sound technical knowledge and skills in the areas of media business management/development, organizational development, planning and strategy, and finance and administration.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide practical advice to strengthen partner media outlets’ revenue generation capacities, in order to enable them to achieve financial sustainability.
  • Set up a Media Market Forum – a working group made up of media development implementers, media business leaders, major advertisers, public polling firms, Telecoms, ISPs, and ad agencies—that will specifically map out the ways and means through which the media development community in Tanzania can efficiently assist media outlets with audience research and measurement aimed at increasing and diversifying their revenue sources and increasing income generation.
  • Ensure regular coordination of the Media Market Forum stakeholders around matters of common interest.
  • Closely coordinate with partner Audience Research Company on the production of regular audience research and in particular establish comparability among media outlets.
  • Work with community radios on professional market studies and action plans that will enable them to systematically explore revenue generation in their immediate neighborhoods and vicinities.
  • Provide training on core business skills-- such as budgeting, financial management, goal setting and tracking results--to Tanzanian media outlets and community radio stations, and work with them to articulate and follow business plans.
  • Mentor media personnel on core management issues, with the ultimate goal of supporting retention of journalists and other media professionals/workers, as well as overall editorial independence.
  • Assess and develop the capacity of Tanzanian media business trainers.
  • Coach media to interact with local, national and international businesses, for revenue generation purposes on behalf of their media outlets.
  • Guide media managers and personnel in linking market research and audience data with media programming and business operations.
  • Support program team to define small equipment grants for key independent media outlets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director/Chief of Party, the Media and Communications Director/Deputy Chief of Party, the Regional office, and HQ offices.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related areas of study. MBA or other relevant business Masters’ Degree highly preferred. Professional training in organizational development would be an advantage.
Experience
  • Minimum five years of experience in business management in the media in Tanzania and/or other countries in Africa.
  • Previous experience working on programs funded by international donors (preferably USAID) a plus. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations an advantage.
  • Extensive experience in strategic business management, organizational capacity development, financial and operational analysis, financial reporting, etc.
  • Experience in adult learning and/or organizing and providing training.
  • Comparative knowledge and experience in media business management and development across multiple international organizations and countries, and ability to instill and transfer best industry practices would be an advantage.
  • Experience in and excellent knowledge of capacity building of junior and senior staff.
  • Experience in applying fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of strategic business management and strategic marketplace analysis.
Skills and Abilities
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and manage individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and expertise, resulting in high quality and timely work delivery.
  • Strong analytical, training, oral and written communication, and team-building skills.
  • Proficiency in financial management software.
  • Strong Information Technology skills. Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint required.
  • Management, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Planning and strategy skills.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills, and ability to interpret market information for decision-making.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships both internally with colleagues and externally with project partners through collaboration, negotiation and teamwork.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team.
  • A teamwork oriented person who is also able to work on his or her own initiative.
  • Willingness to travel to project areas in different locations across the country.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for overseeing all monitoring and evaluation activities, including devising and implementing strategies to ensure data collection and analysis, and collecting, archiving, and reporting program data. The M&E Specialist will also manage the synthesis of project information and coordinate with the programs team and local partners to produce draft weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and final reports for review by the COP, as well as special reports upon request. He or she will also collaborate closely with the programs team to maximize and document project impact, and enable Internews staff, partners and donors to learn from programs and each other.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Implement all aspects of the performance and impact measurement for Internews in Tanzania, including collection and monitoring of all data, processing and verification.
  • Implement and track the project’s approved Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MELP), including all required submissions of quarterly data, annual PIRS and any other requests.
  • Conduct/manage the collection of qualitative and quantitative data per the approved project work plan.
  • Responsible for keeping meticulous records, archives, and databases for all activities and ensuring they are updated regularly.
  • Work closely with project staff and local partners, and provide training and capacity building in effective and appropriate data collection as well as M&E methodology and tools.
  • Provide program support to key program personnel such as the Media and Communications Director and the Sub-grants Officer, as and when required.
  • Design, implement and contribute to evaluation methodologies and measurement approaches, above and beyond required indicators.
  • Liaise with international impact evaluation consultants and other external experts supporting the program, providing them with information and support as and when is required.
  • Draft regular donor narrative reports, as well as any other reports needed for internal and external use.
  • Maintain contact with and facilitate two-way communication and feedback with all program staff and local partners to facilitate timely and regular flow of information and data and to ensure that reports are utilized and practical.
  • Work with program staff to write human-interest success stories and other communications products about project impact representing a wide range of locations and topics for sharing with general audiences as well as donors.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in social science, development, or related field or equivalent standard of education. Master’s degree and/or professional training in M&E preferred.
Experience
  • At least 5 years professional experience in the field of performance measurement for social development activities and/or media. Experience working on USAID-funded projects is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and M&E database systems. Knowledge of data management processes and tools, including USAID’s database systems.
  • Experience with relevant M&E and communications software, such as Excel, SPSS, In-Design, Photoshop etc.
  • Experience working with and providing technical and/or capacity building support to civil society organizations in Tanzania.
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place and experience providing technical support to a cross-section of staff and local partners.
Skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Solid English writing skills, to a publishable standard. Writing samples required.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and information management skills.
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff.
  • Willingness to travel to project areas in different locations across the country.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Senior Finance & Administration Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for all financial and administrative operations with Internews in Tanzania. S/he will work closely with the Internews Tanzania COP, with the Internews Tanzania operations and finance staff, and with other Internews staff in Internews regional office in Kenya and in HQ.
This is a senior position which requires sound technical knowledge and skills in the financial management, administration, and staff management.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting
  • Prepare end month financial and accounting reports using QuickBooks and Agresso ERP. Responsible for cash and bank reconciliations, oversees and monitors business advances to the project staff, vendors’ vetting, and accruals.
  • Ensure proper supporting documentation is provided for all transactions and that Internews accounting policies and procedures are properly implemented.
  • Oversee the maintenance of finance and accounting files.
  • Maintain the assets inventory.
Finance
  • Ensure proper supporting documentation is provided for all transactions and that Internews financial policies and procedures are properly implemented. Work closely with the Country Director, Business Manager and Headquarters to ensure that projects are compliant at all levels of funders’ financial rules and regulations.
  • Maintain and send financial projections on a monthly basis to the Country Director.
  • Prepare budgets, modifications and forecasting jointly with the Country Director.
  • Ensure all projects are covered by funders’ obligations.
  • Coordinate and maintain a cash flow forecasting system based on program needs.
  • Assess and compile all cash needs of the projects, and prepare and submit cash requests to the Country Director.
  • Supervise the delivery of funds to the various project locations as required.
  • Review all payment requests, and verify and validate all documents submitted for payment.
  • Conduct banking transactions. Maintain banking files.
  • Provide training as necessary to the staff under his or her supervision.
Administration
  • Maintains an updated list of all vendors: suppliers of good and services, consultants, employees, and their current contracts and pending payments.
  • Maintains filing about funders’ agreements and their modifications, and provides Country Director and project managers with key information about the awards they are in charge.
  • Works closely with Internews Grants & Contracts Department about all contracting issues.
  • Ensures Procurement policy is strictly adhered. Prepares Procurement Orders’ supporting documentation and submits them to the HQ Grant and Contracts Department for approval.
  • Trains admin staff on Internews procurement procedures as necessary, and oversees procurement compliance for goods and services.
  • Supervise supply and logistical support for operations. Supervise vehicles.
Human Resources
  • Supervise Administrative and Finance staff, provide training and mentorship as required, and evaluate their performance.
  • Provide oversight for the preparation of contracts for local staff and consultants according to Tanzanian law and Internews regulations.
  • Ensure human resource-related compliance with Internews rules and processes and with local laws and regulations.
  • Establish and/or maintain a HR manual for Internews Tanzania staff, a code of conduct and other Internews official guidelines. Track local and international staff leave, and budget coding.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
Sub-Grants Management
  • Overall responsibility for sub-grant management at Internews Tanzania, including line managing the Sub-grants Officer.
  • Provide oversight in the monitoring of sub-grants and sub-contracts.
  • Ensure support is effectively given to Internews sub-grantees and partners with budget preparation, financial implications and budget reporting preparation.
  • Ensure sub-grants are sufficiently monitored and evaluated.
  • Ensure compliance by all sub-grantees to Internews and any donor, including United States government regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Professional qualification in Accounting e.g. CPA, ACCA or equivalent qualification.
Experience
  • Over 7 years’ professional experience, ideally in an international organization in Tanzania, at a senior level with demonstrated impact and ability to handle increasing responsibility and accountability.
  • Experience working with USAID and other donors. Demonstrated understanding of USAID donor reporting requirements and rules and regulations highly preferred.
  • Experience in managing/supervising sub grants to local and international organizations.
  • Ability to guide in the setting of financial objectives and monitoring delivery against goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in and excellent understanding of Agresso and other IT based ERP systems, as well as budget monitoring and reporting systems including systems implementation.
  • Proven experience in formulating business plans, budgets and finance policies and procedures.
  • Capability in evaluation of effective Finance, Administrative and Budget Management processes as well as underlying IT Infrastructure.
  • Capability in evaluation of Legislation, Accounting regulations and Tax matters, including employment related subjects.
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills. Kiswahili communication skills also required.
  • Excellent Information Technology skills (including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Finance systems).
  • Willingness and ability to learn and apply new concepts and systems, including new financial and administration software as appropriate.
  • Strong management and organizational skills, and ability to manage competing priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Solid problem-solving skills, and in particular, the ability to resolve problems quickly and effectively and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage a team and represent Internews Tanzania both internally and externally.
  • Able to work independently under minimal supervision in a multicultural working environment.
  • Respect for confidentiality; affinity with Internews core values, objectives and beliefs.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work with the ability to be part of a team.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Sub-grants Officer - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for establishing and managing effective working relationships with Internews’ core sub-grantees and sub-contractors and recipient of small grants in Tanzania, including local media organizations, media outlets and civil society organizations.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • As Internews Tanzania’s main point of contact for sub-grants management, maintain communication and relationships with local and international partners, ensuring that media and civil society stakeholders are effectively involved in the project and that the project partners’ feedback is channeled back into project management.
  • Provide day to day administration of sub-grants and subcontracts, including tracking budgets, payments, compliance, modifications and reporting, and alert the Senior Finance and Administration Manager and the Media and Communications Director regarding any performance or financial reporting issues.
  • Support the Media and Communications Director to monitor the programmatic progress and capacity of sub-grants and subcontracts against the sub-grant agreements and work-plans.
  • Ensure technical, financial, and administrative compliance with Internews’ and USAID’s sub-grant management and reporting procedures.
  • Support organizational capacity assessments for sub-grantees and other partners and build capacity of sub-grantees in various areas including financial management and M&E
  • Launch and administer competitive grant pools for media and civil society organizations.
  • With support from the M&E Specialist, oversee data collection and programmatic reporting for partners ensuring all procedures are followed.
  • Liaise with Internews HQ and Regional Office for partner-related information or financial issues.
  • Oversee partners’ programmatic and financial reporting, ensuring that quality reports are submitted to Internews in a timely manner. Monitor and evaluate the quality of sub-grantees’ reporting and provide training on reporting procedures and mechanisms, to ensure improvement and impact.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in business administration, management or the social sciences. A post-graduate qualification or professional training in project management would be of added advantage.
Experience
  • Minimum five years professional experience in sub-grants management, partnerships, and/or capacity building of local partners. Additional experience in project management would be an advantage.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects especially on grants management and reporting mechanisms.
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for grants and sub-grants management.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with local partners in Tanzania especially media outlets, media development organizations, and community based or non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience in organization development, particularly in the media and NGO sectors, preferred.
Skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as detail orientation.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Effective Kiswahili and English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professionalism and leadership skills.
  • Strong multi-cultural interpersonal skills, including ability to work with teams from different cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Negotiation and diplomatic skills.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.