Job: Senior Legal Officer at Total, Tanzania

Profile sought

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Degree in Law.
  • Advocate of the high court of Tanzania and subordinates courts.
  • Experience in legal and administrative management.
  • Good skills in excel – word and powerpoint.
  • Good communication with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Tanzania employment laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrate experience on Tanzania laws governing land issues, energy industry and commercial matters.
Source: http://www.careers.total.com/en/detail/offre/6233BR

Job: Purchasing Manager at Total, Tanzania

Profile sought

Qualifications/Experience required
  • Bachelors Degree and a post graduate degree in procurement and supply chain management. Knowledge of Key procurement programs and SAP will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of at least 4 years working in an organization and specialized in supply chain management and procurement.
  • Product application experience and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of Tanzania importation process, customs and procurement procedures.
  • Good communications and communication skills.
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili Language.
More info at http://www.careers.total.com/en/detail/offre/6084BR

Job: Agrodealer Manager

The Agrodealer Manager will take a leading role in managing all key aspects of the day to day running of Agrodealer operations. They will drive the team to achieve targets and goals according to the program strategy, will provide mentorship and management support to our Shop Manager and Field Manager roles, and will have an important role in developing team members’ skills. The Agrodealer Manager will be key leader in helping the program to scale to serve thousands of smallholder farmers by the end of 2017.

More info at https://www.themuse.com/jobs/oneacrefund/agrodealer-manager-67760a

African-Caribbean Scholarship

We are delighted to be launching this scholarship programme. It’s a key part of our commitment to attracting and inspiring the best people to public service.

The scholarship offers financial support to students from Black or Mixed African or Caribbean backgrounds who will be starting their undergraduate degree courses at UK universities in the autumn of 2017.

Successfully apply, and you could receive up to £30,000 over the course of your undergraduate degree, as a contribution towards your living expenses and other costs of study. You’ll also be offered two paid summer internships with us, as well as other skills training and support throughout your time at university. For 2017 entry, we are offering up to three scholarships for students from the United Kingdom.

We are launching this scholarship in association with the Windsor Fellowship.

Apply now

The closing date is 12:00 midday GMT on 26th February 2017.

More information about the eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the Windsor Fellowship website.

Research result and Security warnings about some popular Android VPN apps

Virtual Private Networks "VPN" are useful for encrypting your web traffic or getting around regional restrictions. Most of these VPN services require a subscription, but many also offer free options.

A study by researchers from Data61/CSIRO, UC Berkeley, UNSW Sydney, and UCSI found that several popular VPN services on Android open up a variety of security holes, including injecting JavaScript for ads and tracking services, traffic redirection to commerce sites, and more.

Researchers tested 283 different apps and found that many of those apps inject adware, trojans, malvertising, or spyware. 

Here is what they found:
  • 18% do not encrypt traffic
  • 84% leak user data
  • 38% reveal malware or malvertising
  • 80% request access to sensitive data like user accounts or text messages
Here is how the 283 apps tested using a VirusTotal ranking system, scored...


According to Lifehacker, some of the worst offenders, including the top three, have all been removed from Google Play.

Lifehacker has found Private Internet AccessSlickVPNNordVPN, Hideman, and Tunnelbear have all been reliable and transparent over the years. There’s also no reason to assume this is restricted to Android. iOS and desktop VPN apps likely have similar problems.

FBI tips on how to protect yourself from employment scam

College students across the United States continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. This "employment" results in a financial loss for participating students.

How the scam works:
  • Scammers post online job advertisements soliciting college students for administrative positions.
  • The student employee receives counterfeit checks in the mail or via e-mail and is instructed to deposit the checks into their personal checking account.
  • The scammer then directs the student to withdraw the funds from their checking account and send a portion, via wire transfer, to another individual. Often, the transfer of funds is to a "vendor", purportedly for equipment, materials, or software necessary for the job.
  • Subsequently, the checks are confirmed to be fraudulent by the bank.
The following are some examples of the employment scam e-mails:

"You will need some materials/software and also a time tracker to commence your training and orientation and also you need the software to get started with work. The funds for the software will be provided for you by the company via check. Make sure you use them as instructed for the software and I will refer you to the vendor you are to purchase them from, okay."

"I have forwarded your start-up progress report to the HR Dept. and they will be facilitating your start-up funds with which you will be getting your working equipment from vendors and getting started with training."

"Enclosed is your first check. Please cash the check, take $300 out as your pay, and send the rest to the vendor for supplies."


Consequences of participating in this scam:
  • The student's bank account may be closed due to fraudulent activity and a report could be filed by the bank with a credit bureau or law enforcement agency.
  • The student is responsible for reimbursing the bank the amount of the counterfeit checks.
  • The scamming incident could adversely affect the student’s credit record.
  • The scammers often obtain personal information from the student while posing as their employer, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft.
  • Scammers seeking to acquire funds through fraudulent methods could potentially utilize the money to fund illicit criminal or terrorist activity.
Tips on how to protect yourself from this scam:
  • Never accept a job that requires depositing checks into your account or wiring portions to other individuals or accounts.
  • Many of the scammers who send these messages are not native English speakers. Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses.
  • Forward suspicious e-mails to the college’s IT personnel and report to the FBI. Tell your friends to be on the lookout for the scam.
If you have been a victim of this scam or any other Internet-related scam, you may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov and notify your campus police.

The IC3 produced a PSA in May 2014 titled "Cyber-Related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, and Students," which mentioned this type of scam. This PSA can be viewed at https://www.ic3.gov/media/2014/140505.aspx.

Job for a Finance Manager, WWF Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam

Are you a creative, dynamic and passionate advocate for a future where humans live in harmony with nature?

WWF Tanzania (TCO) is seeking to recruit an outstanding and committed individual to fill the above vacant position.

The Role:
The Post holder will Supervise and coordinate the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and systems for all financial support services in Tanzania Country Office, including accounting, financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, internal controls, and adherence to guidelines developed by WWF International and WWF Africa Regional Office. She/he will provide support to the Country Director to develop and implement the Tanzania Country Office Operational Plan, to raise funds for Tanzania Country Office; and to make quarterly financial reports to the Director, Finance & Operations-Africa.

The Finance Manager has to demonstrate skills in developing, managing, and evaluating financial and administrative plans and policies.

How to apply?

If you have at least 8 years (post chartered accountancy qualification) experience; A degree in accounting as well as full accounting qualification i.e. CPA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent; A Master’s Degree in Finance or MBA; Thorough knowledge of, and dexterity with ERP software (Oracle); Strong leadership skills and abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. This is the ideal job for you.

For a detailed job description, visit http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/jobs/ and apply with your CV and a cover letter addressed to People & Organisation Development Manager, ROA clearly indicating the position title ‘Finance Manager, WWF Tanzania’ on the subject line to: [email protected] by 31st January 2017. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.

Work permit restrictions may apply.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.

Job: English Teacher at The British Council in Tanzania

Are you good with people, hardworking, enthusiastic, positive, sociable, patient, professional?

Are you looking for a challenge?

Do you have a good level of English, a university degree, a recognised English teaching qualification…?

If so, are you interested in working for the British Council as a teacher?

The British Council in Tanzania has a young, dynamic staff from many backgrounds and who are fun to work with. We are now looking to recruit English teachers for our centre in Dar es Salaam.

Applications from people who do not meet all of the criteria will also be considered.

This website is displaying your full name, age, current & past addresses in public - Here is how to opt out

A writer named Anna Brittain recently made people aware of a site called FamilyTreeNow, which lets anyone search for someone by name and location for free. The results show family members, their birthdays, their home addresses, your possible associates, and your own current and past addresses. It may seem creepy, but all of this information is already available in various public records. The ease with which it is viewable, however, is a bit unnerving. Fortunately, there is a way to opt out. Watch the video below to learn...


Removing your information from FamilyTreeNow is pretty simple
  • Go to the opt out page and click the “Begin Opt Out Procedure” button.
  • Search for yourself using your name and birth-date, and select your record listing from the results.
  • Verify that it’s actually you and not someone with the same name, then click the big red “Opt Out” button at the top of the page.
If you have multiple listings, repeat the process for each record.

Here it is: Researchers found how easy it is to crack Android users’ lock screen patterns




Lock screen pattern is a less secure way to protect your Android phone.

Researchers at the University of Lancaster have put out a paper  explaining how they were able to reconstruct people's lock screen patterns with a high degree of accuracy by using discretely captured footage.

A covert footage taken from a smartphone from around 2 meters away — or from a professional SLR camera from up to nine meters away — was sufficient to automatically reverse-engineer the pattern using a computer vision algorithm.

In a study of 120 unique patterns, the algorithm could figure out over 95% of them in five attempts (or less, before the device is automatically locked).

Check out the full study below.

Call for Entries: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is recruiting for Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellows.

ICFJ will recruit 10 Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellows from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. During the year-long program, the Fellows will receive training, mentoring and financial support to produce stories on nutrition and early-childhood development.

Two more groups of fellows will be recruited over the next two years. The goal of the fellowships is to improve news coverage of child health and form a global network of reporters covering this critically-important issue.

To become a 2017 Fellow, candidates must complete a Fellowship application. Applicants should include
  • A resume or CV
  • Examples of stories produced on early-childhood development
  • A reporting-project proposal that outlines story ideas the Fellow will pursue and a reporting and publishing/broadcasting plan
How to Apply: Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time, Monday, March 13, 2017. Apply here.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to journalists covering issues of child health and development for news outlets based in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Successful applicants must be employed by a news outlet or have a commitment to publish/broadcast from a news outlet to participate.

The Judging Process: 
The winners will be selected by an international panel of judges that includes media professionals and representatives from ICFJ and CIFF.

Selection will be based on professional qualifications, relevant experience, previous reporting on childhood development, and demonstrated impact on policy or development issues.

Source: www.icfj.org