Call for Applications - MINDS Youth Program Baseline Study

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a registered, compliant legal entity within at least one African country. (Applicable to organizations only not individual applicants).
  • Have at least five (5) years' individual or organizational experience conducting similar studies and/ or publishing academically acclaimed research on African youth, African elections and/or related fields.
  • Have access to a diverse team (including but not limited to age, gender and geographic location/ exposure to the African continent).
  • Be able to write and fluently present in English. The ability to collect data, write and present in other African languages especially French and/ or Arabic will be an advantage.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of applying both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • A demonstrated research track record or interest in governance in Africa, African youth or African economies will be an advantage.
  • Be flexible to travel, should that be necessary. An extensive, accessible network across Africa e.g. offices in different African countries will be an advantage.
Budget : The all-inclusive budget for this study is thirty six thousand US dollars (USD 36 000).

Timelines : The engagement should take no longer than three (3) months.

Details at http://minds-africa.org/News.html

Friday the 3rd of February 2017

Writivism Literary Initiative 2017 online Mentoring Programme now open for applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Writivism 2017 Creative Writing Mentoring

Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce that our 2017 online Mentoring Programme is now open for applications. A project of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence, Writivism identifies, mentors, publishes and promotes emerging African writers resident in any country on the African continent.

Now, in its fifth year, the Writivism programme provides online mentoring to emerging writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. An emerging writer is defined as one who is yet to publish a book. The mentoring will involve the emerging writer sending their work to the mentor (a published or award winning African writer), who will provide feedback on how the work can be improved.

The emerging writer will work on their story under the mentor’s guidance. All stories produced during the mentoring will be automatically entered for the 2017 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Prizes. Previous mentees can apply to participate in the programme so long as they have not yet published a book.

To apply for the mentorship, emerging writers should send the following application materials to [email protected]:
  1. A synopsis of the story they intend to work on, for the Writivism Short Story or Koffi Addo Non Fiction Prize
  2. A writing sample from the above project, of 500 – 1000 words
  3. A personal statement convincing us of your suitability for the programme
  4. A short bio, including their nationality and country of residence, of 50 – 100 words
All documents must be sent as attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. The email subject must read 2017 Writivism Mentoring Application. All applications must be received by 31st January 2017 midnight, East African time. Visit Writivism for more information.

Checklist

  1. Story synopsis (Fiction or Non Fiction)
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Short Bio
  5. Deadline: January 31, 2017
  6. Email application to: [email protected]
  7. Email Heading: 2017 Writivism Mentoring Application

Call: Women in Tech Africa (WiTA) 2017 – Global Champions

Women in Tech Africa (WiTA), the largest technology based women group in Africa, is seeking applications from passionate, creative women and men who believe in the course of pushing Africa’s growth agenda through technology and entrepreneurship to be part of its Global Champion Programme.

Women in Tech Africa (WITA) has the sole mission of supporting female leadership and creating a pipeline for girls to choose technology. It believes that, though the technological field is currently male dominated, there is a great opportunity for many women and girls to thrive in this same field.

This programme is an opportunity for you to apply your skills and gifts to make a difference in the general developmental growth of Africa with special focus on technological development and entrepreneurship. Women in Tech Africa (WiTA) believes that everyone has a role to play in realizing the developmental growth of Africa starting from our communities with our unique set of skills and gifts.

All you need is internet and your willingness to be part of the Global Champion Programme.

Apply now to become a WiTA Global Champion.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Individuals (women, girls, men and boys) from different professional backgrounds and skill sets qualify to partake. Applicants below eighteen (18) years are encouraged to apply but will need to provide a parental/ guardian approval and consent in a formal letter.

More info at http://www.womenintechafrica.com/women-in-tech-africa-wita-2017-call-for-applications-global-champions

Application must be submitted by 30th January 2017 at 5:00 pm GMT.

Call: NIRAS Young Professional Academy - NYPA

What does it take to qualify and enter the Academy?
  • Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the competence areas and operations of NIRAS International Consulting 
  • One to three years of relevant experience in the context of development cooperation in one of your competence areas (e.g. from consulting firm, studies, internships in voluntary organisations, NGOs, development agencies, foreign ministries, bilateral or multilateral organisations or other work abroad)
  • Excellent spoken and written English is a requirement 
  • Working knowledge in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, etc. is an advantage
  • An open minded personality, used to or ready to learn to work with different groups and nationalities, always showing respect for all
  • A flexible mind-set, especially when it comes to taking up travel with short notice
  • In addition, NIRAS values highly motivated individuals with great personalities and a positive attitude.
If accepted to the programme, what kind of package can a candidate expect?
  • An employment contract in Serbia with a salary according to Serbia standards and cost of living
  • 2 x air tickets to your home country, if not Serbia, per year
  • Air ticket for approved travels (mobilisation, demobilisation and duty travel). Travel must be arranged with NIRAS travel agent.
  • Accommodation or allowance and per diem during duty travel
  • A travel insurance package for duty travel will be provided
  • A private health care insurance giving you access to private hospitals and doctors in Belgrade and Serbia. 
January 31: Deadline for Application

More info at http://www.niras.com/business-areas/development-consulting/nypa.aspx

2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship

Open Call for 2017 Host Organizations

Apply now! Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 31st 11:59PM PT.

Program summary:

The Open Web Fellows program -- a collaboration between the Ford Foundation and Mozilla -- is an international leadership initiative that brings together the best emerging technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open internet.

Each year, fellows spend 10 months embedded at leading advocacy organizations to safeguard the open Internet as a global public resource. The program provides an ecosystem for the next generation of open internet advocates to make an early impact while growing into the capable leaders we need as threats to digital freedom proliferate.

Program goals:
  • Produce better technical understanding among civil society and government policy-making bodies.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of internet policy issues.
  • Provide talented individuals with the opportunities to create a healthier, more open internet.
  • Provide civil society organizations with the capacity and capabilities to expand their work into new horizons.
  • Contribute to building a community of public interest technologists.
Host Organization responsibilities:

Collaboration: Host organizations will participate in the selection process of the fellow, and work with Mozilla to provide a learning environment through mentorship, networking, and conferences.

Fellowship Projects: Host organizations and their selected fellows will identify projects that build on the fellows’ skills. Host organizations and fellows will ensure that these projects do not entail any lobbying activities.

Mozilla responsibilities:

Thought Leadership: Mozilla will provide support and training throughout the fellowship, as the new leaders learn more about Internet policy and advocacy.

Program Management: Mozilla will manage the host organization and fellow selection processes, coordinate Mozilla-organized events for fellows, and disburse grant funding.

Mentorship: Mozilla staff will collaborate with fellows to transfer vital skills in open source, project management and professional development.

VOY Blogging Internship

Applications for the next round of VOY blogging internships are now open!

Voices of Youth is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for VOY blogging internships in English, Spanish and French.

This year we are trying something new and inspiring for young people worldwide. That’s why the internships will have a partial focus on climate change and the environment - one of the world’s most pressing issues.

The 3-month internship (February- June 2017) offers you (young people aged 14-25) an opportunity to receive personalized feedback on your blog posts, a series of live interactive sessions with subject matter experts, weekly lessons and tips on blogging, access to a network of international youth bloggers, and the opportunity to have your pieces published on notable digital media platforms. At the end of the internships you will have improved your blogging skills with the help of your peers and the VOY Community Coordinator who supervises your work, gained new insights into environmental and climate issues, and been connected to a network of international young bloggers. The internship is done by remote participation, which means that interns are not required to travel anywhere.

Upon successful completion of the internship, you will receive a certificate of merit by UNICEF - definitely a great addition to your CV!

If you are interested to be part of the interns batch that starts in February, please apply to the internship by submitting this Google form:

English: http://uni.cf/2jt6OWl

Spanish: http://uni.cf/2khptrg

French: http://uni.cf/2j29nwA

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2017 at 12am (EST).

In total, about 10-15 applicants will be selected to participate in each internship. Due to the high demand and limited number of spaces available, Voices of Youth will only contact candidates that were selected for the internship.

In case you are not selected for the internship - don’t worry! The Voices of Youth community is open to everyone - submit a blog post, comment on posts, participate in our discussions or simply browse through the inspiring articles on our website. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Job: Senior Policy Advisor for System Strengthening and Sustainability-Tanzania

Main Duties:

· Drive cross-unit performance management and accountability

· Ensure smooth implementation of new financial accounting software

· Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls

· Produce monthly management accounts and variance analysis for decision making

· Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly re-forecasts

· Implement internal and external audit recommendations

· Prepare year end accounts and oversee external audits

· Prepare donor budgets and financial reports in line with contract requirements

· Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, review and updated annually

· Line manage a team of four across four offices

· Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values, whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are understood by all and adhered to in practice

More info at http://reliefweb.int/job/1864389/senior-finance-adminstration-manager

Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Job: Administrative & Finance Manager, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Key Expected Results

1. Manage bank accounts in accordance with UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices. Forecast liquidity and monitors the cash position. Supervise reconciliation of bank statements, keeps abreast of all procedures and regulations regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates, etc. Responsible
for the safekeeping of cash and cheques.

2. Certify the appropriate, accurate and timely processing and recording of expenditures and disbursements (e.g. MIP, travel claims, pension fund, insurance, direct cash transfers), in the VISION system, in accordance with established rules and regulations. Also ensure recovery of advances and accounts receivable.

3. Review internal controls for compliance with all the administrative and financial systems and procedures, ensuring accuracy, promptness and appropriateness of information. Brief the staff on the application and interpretation of UN/UNICEF accounting and financial rules, regulations, procedures and policies.

4. Responsible for the systematic review of office premises to ensure a good and secure working environment for all staff members. Review and monitors contractual arrangements with administrative service providers to ensure that the terms and conditions of all contracts are being adhered when providing services.

5. Supervise travel and transport services. Brief staff on all policies and procedures covering official travel; reviews reports on use of petrol, mileage, driver overtime records, and maintenance services.

6. Manage and controls non-expendable properties inventory, its utilization and disposal in accordance with IPSAS rules. Ensure the safekeeping, annual physical inventory, including cost analysis and recommends replacement/disposal of administrative equipment and supplies.

7. Undertake periodic oversight visits to sub-offices for administrative and financial issues. Monitor and evaluate systems, procedures and compliance with rules and regulations. Provide training and guidance as appropriate.

8. Identify and proposes appropriate office accommodation,(i.e. purchase vs rental, ensure maintenance of premises, security of staff, office premises, equipment and supplies). Also advise staff on appropriate housing accommodations.

More info at https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502467

Closing Date 7 Feb 2017

DAAD Scholarships For The Master Of Research And Public Policy 2017/18

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, non-partisan pan-African not-for-profit organisation working to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy that contributes to the overall wellbeing of women and men.

In its Higher Education Programme, PASGR works with twelve universities across seven African countries to implement a collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme. Seven of the twelve universities are located in East Africa:

University of Nairobi; Maseno University; Egerton University; Uganda Christian University; Uganda Martyrs University; University of Dar es Salaam; and Mzumbe University.

Scholarship awardees will be hosted at any one of these institutions.

Call for applications:
PASGR invites applications from eligible candidates for the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for the MRPP. The scholarships include tuition fees to the university according to the submitted fees structure, a monthly stipend to cover living costs and accommodation (at DAAD rates), as well as an annual study and research allowance.

Eligibility:

Eligible candidates must be citizens of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, admitted to study the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) programme at any of the universities listed above. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree qualification with at least a second class honours upper division from any accredited university. The last university degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.

Note: Potential candidates who are not enrolled in the programme are advised to contact any of the universities listed above directly for admission first. Prospective students may request admission at a university within or outside their home country.

Duration and commencement:

Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of two years. The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual request and receipt of a complete application using this form.

Equal opportunities:

Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application documents:
  1. Fully filled and signed PASGR Scholarship Application Form;
  2. Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF. Please use the Europass CV template: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu
  3. Certified scanned PDF copies of all university degree certificates;
  4. Certified scanned PDF copies of all university transcripts;
  5. Proof of admission to the Master of Research and Public Policy, which may be a temporary admission letter including fee structure of the course (scanned PDF copy);
  6. Letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages in PDF); and,
  7. Academic reference from senior lecturer and proof of employment if applicable (scanned PDF copy).
Application procedure and deadline:

A complete application form must be sent to PASGR – [email protected] – together with all the application documents listed above by Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1700hrs.

This announcement was first posted on http://www.mrppafrica.org (via).