Kipaji Scholarship at the University of Twente

The Kipaji Scholarship Fund was founded by a couple of alumni and relations of the University of Twente and is also supported by the staff and alumni of the University of Twente. With an annual fundraising campaign alumni and employees are asked to support this scholarship fund.

  • up to € 12,000
Have a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living in the Netherlands (excluding tuition fees).

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Application deadline Feb 1, 2017.

UNAOC: Youth Solidarity Fund: Call for applications

January 13 - February 5


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  • Eligibility: Youth-led organizations (18-35 years old) from select countries
  • Grant Details: Up to USD 25,000 to implement intercultural and interfaith dialogue projects
  • Project Duration: 7 months
  • Application deadline: 5th February, 2017
For complete details on how to apply, eligibility and selection criteria, consult the Application Guidelines.

Job: Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator


Working under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director of Programs and receives technical support from the WPE Technical Advisor based off the IRC headquarters in NewYork, the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is a key member of the Tanzania country Senior Management Team (SMT) and the senior most technical and program expert on WPE programming within the Tanzania program. She/he provides leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC’s GBV programs in Tanzania. As a member of a larger research team, the WPE Program Coordinator is also responsible to ensure safe and effective implementation of current and subsequent research projects in the WPE program. S/He will be required to work in collaboration with other technical coordinators, the Grants unit, field-based teams to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, congruent with Tanzania country program strategic plan, and in accordance with donor requirements. S/he will lead GBV program design including proposal development; ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that GBV staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional development and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the GBV coordinator will ensure that protection and empowerment of women and girls is consistently mainstreamed across IRC sectors including schools.

  • Masters degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations/Development, Humanities, International Law, or related field);
  • At least 5 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing GBV programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment;
  • Strong report writing skills with experience in developing proposals to various donors
  • Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff;
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;
  • Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
  • Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.
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Job: Programmes Assistant - help2kids, Tanzania

Organization: help2kids

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Feb 2017

help2kids is looking for a motivated Programmes Assistant. Gain great experience working with a small NGO in Tanzania!

help2kids is a young, dynamic organization located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. We help orphans and vulnerable children by providing food, shelter, and lots of love at our Children's Home. We help the community by working with and providing budgetary support to a local nursery and primary school. We promote sustainable development and socially responsible tourism by feeding the profits from our guest house back into our projects.

We are currently seeking a Programmes Assistant to provide support to our projects on the ground in Tanzania. This position is unpaid, but all flights, accommodation, and visas will be covered. This is a 6 month position with a possibility of an extension. This is a great position for someone who is passionate about improving children's lives, and wants to be part of an international team.

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  • Assist Project Managers and Coordinators in implementing new or current project needs
  • Work alongside Field Manager, Project Managers, and Coordinators in order to improve project sites and program
  • Help organize and assist in donations
  • Assist in overseeing Nursery School Project, Primary School Project, Volunteer Program, and Educational Sponsorship Program through weekly meetings and interactions with persons in charge.
  • Carry out any research projects that meet the needs of the project.
  • Collect data and assist with the monitoring and evaluating of projects.
  • Assist in collecting writing, photos, and materials for programme reports.
  • Assist in grant and fundraising research
  • Other tasks, as requested, including helping out with general administration of the organization.
  • Things we are looking for in the ideal candidate:
  • Fluency in English (Additional languages - Swahili considered great advantage in this position)
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • A passion for working with children and youth
  • Ability to work with limited resources in a sometimes challenging environment
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office
  • Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Work well with team of local staff, international staff and volunteers
  • Be willing to live in a dormitory at our guest house ( shared with volunteers (6 bed room)
  • Willingness to participate in the children's lives in a positive way and set a good example by your behavior at all times
  • Commitment of at least one year
  • Previous development experience preferred
  • Previous experience living in Africa preferred

Food, housing, flight, and visa provided.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] no later than Monday 13th February.

Makala ya Mwalimu: Ni njia gani itakayokuhakikishia usalana na usiri wako wakati wa mawasiliano?



African Diaspora Mathematicians Program

The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), wishes to tap the expertise of Diaspora mathematicians, in a more formal manner, in order to provide additional staff and support to mathematics departments.

Initially, the Program will be run as a pilot program in Africa for two years (May 2017 - June 2019) and will involve a total of three partnerships, thus giving rise to the name African Diaspora Mathematicians Program (ADMP).

Depending on the success of ADMP, the CDC will decide whether to expand the Program in Africa and extend it to other regions of the Developing World.

The objective of the ADMP is to strengthen appreciation and understanding of mathematics, particularly at the postgraduate level, by utilising the expertise of African Diaspora mathematicians, whilst at the same time encouraging collaboration in research by mathematicians in Africa and those in the African Diaspora, through the partnerships established in the Program.

Who can participate?
  • Mathematicians with a PhD who were born and raised in Africa and are now full-time employed outside of Africa as professors in mathematics.
  • Mathematics academic units at any university in Africa who want to build long term connections with African Diaqspora Mathematicians and hopefully the home institution of the Diaspora Mathematician.
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Application Deadline for all data and documents is 31st January 2017.