African Researchers’ Small Grants Program

With support from the USAID, the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) is collaborating with the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR NTD) to initiate the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program. The COR-NTD has made significant contributions to NTD operational research since its inception in 2013, with the involvement of a number of African implementation partners. Collaboration with the ARNTD as a network provides a unique opportunity for a synergistic, more concentrated, and all-inclusive effort to address emerging challenges facing program implementation in Africa in line with the goals established in the London Declaration.

This funding program has the following objectives:
  1. To increase homegrown African involvement and visibility in NTD operational research including through direct engagement with programs; 
  2. Contribute to improving the research capacity of an existing cadre of African NTD researchers and strengthening African research institutions in the process by supporting translational or operational research into NTDs that is locally originated and African-led; either by junior researchers or experienced researchers ready to take on larger research programmes; 
  3. To improve South-South communication and collaboration among researchers, policy makers and implementers, and for community participation in research and agenda-setting; and 4. To promote a viable model of North-South collaboration through improving the effectiveness of administering program engagements from within Africa and to increase ownership.
Informed by the above objectives, the African Researchers’ Small Grants Program is comprised of two small grant funding tracks: 
a. Small grants for junior researchers 
b. Small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers 

The small grants targeted at junior researchers will provide up to four grants, ranging from USD 5,000-10,000. These grants are tailored to African researchers at the Masters or PhD level (including students). The aim is for young up-coming researchers not only to gain experience in research but also in the grant application and management system. A key feature of the small grants targeted at junior researchers is that they will require the endorsement of an ARNTD mentor who will serve as their research quality guarantor. 

The small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers will provide up to three grants, ranging from USD 15,000-25,000. Applicants will have to demonstrate that the proposed research or activity is aligned with country/program interests and has potential institutional/individual capacity building impact. A key feature of the small grants targeted at mid-career/senior researchers is that can be used to supplement a clearly defined aspect of on-going research or to answer a new question linked to on-going NTD research.

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Job: Regional Programme Development Manager for East and Southern Africa

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 29 Jan 2017

About Us:

Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to**: children by choice, not chance.**

The Role:

The Regional Programme Development Manager, East & Southern Africa (ESA) is a challenging and wide-ranging role. It is unique at MSI and offers the right candidate the chance to concentrate on a defined and specific area of critical work, which if done well, will benefit not only the ESA region, but MSI as a whole.

Under the direction of the Regional Operations Director, you will identify areas for capacity building in compliance and grant management within the region, facilitate country programmes to develop capacity in key skills such as Project Cycle Management, donor report writing and proposal writing; ensure cross country learnings are leveraged and embedded using a Communities of Practice model; and assist with the provision of critical support to drive the Performance Management and growth of high quality family planning and safe abortion services across the region: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Regional Programme Development Manager will also be expected to contribute to the successful delivery of the regional OGSMs. Under the direction of the Regional Operations Director you will have significant responsibility for the region’s implementation of MSI’s strategy “Scaling Up Excellence” and will play a significant role in the long-term sustainability of the region.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Sustained and demonstrable programme management/officer/ grant management experience
  • Experience working in the field in an operational role, preferably for an international organisation
  • Demonstrable administrative, finance and programme management experience
  • Demonstrable experience working within a donor funded environment
  • Highly developed relationship development and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Highly developed problem solving, diplomatic, networking and negotiation skills
  • skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Demonstration of ‘making things happen’, operating at pace and delivering effectively through others
  • A knowledge of reproductive health care (desirable)
For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition you will have the right to work in the UK and be pro-choice on abortion.

Location: London (although we may consider field based staff in their country of origin)

Closing date: 29th January 2017 (midnight GMT). Interviews will take place before this date (for suitable candidates).

Salary: £38-50k p/a depending on experience and ability

All nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please apply via the link:

Call for applications: ICJ - University traineeship program

Call for applications for the 2017-2018 University Traineeship Programme of the International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) invites applications for the University Traineeship Programme for 2017-2018. Participation in the programme is limited to nominating universities that accept the conditions indicated in the post description and meet the additional requirements set out below.

The programme was established in 1999 in order to enable recent law graduates to gain experience working at the ICJ. It aims to improve participants' understanding of international law and of the Court's processes by actively involving them in the work of the Court and allowing them to build on their experience under the supervision of a judge.

The deadline for the submission of applications by universities is 15 February 2017. The Court will make its selection on the basis of the candidates' application documents. It is expected to reach its final decision in March/April 2017. Nominating universities will be notified accordingly.
  1. Selection of candidates
    While it is possible to nominate a single candidate, the Court encourages universities to propose more than one. Universities are also strongly encouraged to limit applications to candidates who have excellent results in their law studies and who have demonstrated an interest in international law through their studies, publications or work experience. The Court does not accept applications from individuals.

  2. Letters of reference
    Universities should submit at least two letters of reference for each candidate, preferably from individuals who can attest to the candidate's abilities in the field of international law.

  3. Writing sample
    Universities are requested to submit a sample of each candidate's written work of no more than 15 typewritten pages that has either been submitted for publication or is of similar publishable quality. The Court sets great store by this part of the application and would appreciate the nominating university making every effort to enable the Court to consider written work produced directly by the candidate. 

  4. Presentation of the applications
    Universities are kindly requested to submit the application documents in Word or PDF format in the following order:
(a) letter from the university sponsoring the candidate;
(b) letter of application from the candidate;
(c) completed ICJ University Trainee Application Form in one of the official languages of the Court;
(d) curriculum vitae of the candidate;
(e) copy of the candidate's official academic record;
(f) letters of reference; and
(g) candidate's writing sample.

Call for Independent Consultant - United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Organization: United Nations

Country: United States of America

Closing date: 27 Jan 2017

OIOS evaluation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

The Peacekeeping Evaluation Section of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) seeks one independent consultant to join the team tasked with the evaluation of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The consultant will be based in New York City, with travels to South Sudan.

  • Master-level education in international affairs, management, economics, security studies, or related field;
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in research and/or evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative data collection methods;
  • Experience working on peacekeeping and security issues, or in a conflict-affected country;
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English;
  • Be based in New York City.
The duration of the consultancies will be from March to June 2017, with possibility of extension.

Detailed Terms of Reference will be available at the start of the consultancy.

How to apply: Interested and qualified candidates should express their interest to Ms. Cynthia Lamptey, at [email protected], at the earliest convenience and not later than 27 January 2017.

Call for applications: Earnest Fellowship on Human Rights Protection

  • Fellows will be expected to examine a select ongoing global happening with a direct implication for International Human Rights protection, participate actively in ongoing discussions, and constructively engage with other participants in insightful and thought provoking exchanges revolving around International Human Rights protection and Law are encouraged to apply;
  • Fellows must be willing to share their knowledge, experience and perspectives on International Human Rights issues and laws and collaborate on innovate and practical initiatives, with the potential to serve as viable solutions to Human Rights protection challenges;
  • Fellows are expected to address contemporary human rights concerns, analyze State policies which impact human right protection mechanisms, and carry out ground breaking legal research on International Human Rights issues of importance, and based on the findings obtained, are is expected to publish condensed, practical and innovative materials which address their findings and provide recommendations;
  • Anyone who applies must be willing to commit the resources needed to evaluate course content, contribute in discussion forums, and constructively engage with other participants in insightful exchanges around ideas presented in course materials.
  • The Common Ground Centre aims to admit highly motivated individuals who possess:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.
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The Application deadline is 31st January 2017

University of Lincoln Academic Excellence Scholarship for high achieving students

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Who is it for?

The University of Lincoln offers a range of scholarships to high achieving students from around the world. For programmes commencing in February and September 2017, the university invites applications from students in the following countries: China, India, Malaysia, Norway, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States.

Scholarship Amount

For 2017, the Academic Excellence Scholarship is valued at £5,000 which will be deducted from your tuition fees during the first year of enrolment.

Selection Criteria

There are certain conditions that you will need to meet. Please refer to the document below for further information.

International Scholarships Entry Criteria (PDF)
How to Apply

To apply for an Academic Excellence Scholarship, you will need to complete an Academic Excellence Scholarship Application Form and submit to [email protected] by 5pm GMT before the following dates:

-For programmes commencing in February, apply by Wednesday 30th November

-For programmes commencing in September, apply by Friday 30th June

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Additional Information

As part of your scholarship award, there are certain International Scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF) that you will need to meet.

For further information, please contact the International Office:

[email protected]

World Citizen Talent Scholarship

Each year, 54 (one-time) scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective bachelor's or master's degree students. We are seeking young, intelligent, talented and ambitious people who view themselves as citizens of the world.

You are eligible for a World Citizen Talent Scholarship if you:
  • Come from outside the European Union (and not from Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Surinam).
  • Are enrolling for the first time at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
  • Will have to pay the full institutional tuition fee rate.
  • Have never applied for this scholarship before.
  • Have not applied for the Holland Scholarship.
  • Have been provisionally accepted as a student (also-called offer of student position) on or before 1 May 2017. 

Application deadline: March 2017