Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.

These grants take the form of a so called “sandwich” scholarship: the candidate obtains a scholarship for maximum 24 months to work within a span of 48 months on an alternating basis on the PhD at Ghent University ('North') and at the university or research centre in a developing country ('South'). Only for the periods the scholarship holder works at Ghent University the scholarship holder will receive a monthly income. The rest of the PhD research is done in the partner university, for which no funding is provided through this scholarship. For this part of the PhD research students must prove that they will be financed at their home university (e.g. fulltime PhD scholarship or salary).

No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors.

The proposals must be submitted by a candidate, a promoter at Ghent University and a supervisor at the local institution.

Before applying students need to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as the supervisor ('promoter') of their doctoral research and who agrees to support their application. The best way to do this is by browsing the list of faculties and research topics available on our research directory.

More info at http://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/bof/dos

Deadline: 7 March 2017

Job: Associate, HIV Prevention - Clinton Health Access Initiative

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Feb 2017

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

The hallmark of the Clinton Health Access Initiative's (CHAI) approach is simultaneous and intensive engagement on the demand and supply sides of the market. On the demand side, CHAI's country teams help governments to overcome barriers to scale up treatment programs. Meanwhile, the CHAI global access teams work to address supply-side barriers to access and foster a healthy marketplace to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostic commodities. CHAI works to attract new suppliers, lower drug prices, encourage the adoption of stringent quality standards, and facilitate the uptake of important new or improved products. CHAI has played a particularly important role in the marketplace for pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART), substantially expanding access to the appropriate drugs and diagnostics to meet the unique needs of children.

CHAI's Access Program works to address barriers to commodity access and to foster a healthy marketplace, fundamentally changing the economics of global health to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostics. By securing lower prices for key commodities and improving laboratories in the developing world, we are helping patients access the treatment and care they need.

Position:

The HIV Prevention Associate (PM) will support the HIV Access Program's efforts to accelerate the development, introduction, and uptake of effective biomedical prevention interventions to reduce new HIV infections in resource-limited settings. The Associate will work closely with the HIV Prevention Associate Director to support program management and implementation of the Prevention Market Manager grant, which is a multi-year project that CHAI is jointly implementing with AVAC. The role will involve building and managing relationships with a broad set of internal and external stakeholders, particularly to ensure strong coordination between CHAI and AVAC as we work toward shared goals. The role will also require liaising with various global and country CHAI teams to ensure smooth operations of the program and compliance with grant requirements.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, demonstrated project management experience, communication skills, and analytical ability. The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
  • Effectively support the coordination and communication with AVAC and other global and country teams to maintain accurate and timely program and grant data collection and reporting documentation
  • Track deliverables globally and across countries to assess team impact
  • Support grant management functions – including leading the production of donor updates, memos, and other communication materials
  • Lead efforts to document and communicate the team's work and translate learnings within and outside of the organization, for example through newsletters, case study development, publishing in journals, best practice toolkits or supporting inter-country knowledge transfer
  • Provide support to country teams on project delivery as required, such as workplanning, capacity building, reviewing technical documents or analytical support
  • Support the production and content development of communication materials, including presentations, newsletters, case studies, internal briefing documents, and other communications
  • May include other programmatic activities to support grant objectives in response to ad hoc requests other responsibilities as needed
  • Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of work experience
  • Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, law firms or similar fast-paced results-oriented environments
  • Excellent project management and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to coordinate the production of high quality deliverables either directly or through project management of other team members
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Familiarity with global health issues
Advantages:
  • Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
  • MBA or Master's degree in Public Health
  • Experience in grant writing, memo drafting or other technical writing
  • Experience in financial management and budgeting
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries
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Job: Associate Program Manager, East Africa - Population Services International

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017

Population Services International

Job ID 2016-1092
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 9/19/2016 1:17:00 PM
Category Country Program Operations
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Washington, DC
Position Location: Country United States

Associate Program Manager

East Africa

Based in Washington, D.C.

Up to 20**%** international travel

Reports to the Program Manager

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 be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets 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!

Though contested by other departments, the EA team is clearly the best at PSI. EA is known as the innovation lab, a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are looking for an Associate Program Manager (APM) to help us provide strategic support to PSI's programs in East Africa. The APM should be passionate about contributing to the health of those we serve around the world, love numbers and working with data, like the challenge of linking programs with finances, and have a curiosity for why things are the way they are and confidence to ask how we can do better.

The APM will have wideranging responsibilities working with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas, providing program management and technical support for up to three countries in the East Africa region. The APM will serve as the key liaison between the country teams and PSI global services, serving as a champion for the field. The APM is responsible for managing project data collection, analysis and reporting; coordinating donor reporting and ensuring contractual compliance; and engaging with country teams around strategy and sustainability issues. The APM will pro-actively meet programmatic and administrative needs, juggle multiple competing priorities, and enthusiastically ensure smooth and timely flow of work. The position requires flexibility, strong organizational skills and a willingness to assume varied duties and projects. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to Program Manager for East Africa.

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Sound like you? Read on.**

Your contribution
  • Serve as a Champion for the Field
  • Serve as the primary contact to country offices and as a liaison between country platforms, Program Manager, donors, and executive, technical and functional departments.
  • Advise platforms on technical, capacity building, development and strategic issues including conducting short term technical assistance visits on as needed basis.
  • Help Platforms Achieve Operational Integrity and Programmatic Success
  • Monitor contract compliance across a diverse set of donor agreements, including subawards.
  • Create/implement project management tracking tools and be responsible for ensuring timely data collection, cleaning of data, and production of quantitative reports and analyses.
  • Provide significant financial management support: including preparation and tracking of project budgets and annual budgets.
  • Pinpoint issues in data collection and reporting and figure out effective ways to address them.
  • Support donor reporting process, ensuring quality submissions and document retention.
  • Lead cost proposal development and support technical proposal and overall submission as needed
  • Complete monthly financial reviews, procurement and supply chain management analysis.
  • Advise Program Manager and other staff members on relevant issues; keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the country programs or impacting operations overall; and
  • Fulfill other programmatic and administrative functions as required.
What are we looking for?

The basics
  • You have at least two years relevant work experience, including experience in program management and measurement of impact.
  • You are passionate about working on international health and private sector issues and are willing to work hard to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • Developing country work experience required. Two years of prior work experience in a developing country preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;
  • Knowledge of USAID, Global Fund, DFID and the international donor community required.
  • You have a master's degree in a relevant subject (MPH, MBA, MIA, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • You have advanced skills in Excel, word processing, budget management and data analysis.
  • You can effortlessly perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines, and keep cool under pressure.
  • You can impress us with your attention to detail and timeliness.
  • You are fluent in English. Verbal and written in skills in French and/or Portuguese considered a plus.
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • Icing on the cake
  • Excel and Data Wiz. You love numbers, are energized by finding new ways to represent and analyze data, and just can't get enough Excel.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills. You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and are an excellent writer.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.
  • Champion of Fun. You support the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who smile and encourage others through both easy and tough tasks.
  • References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
STATUS
  • Exempt
  • Level 7
  • 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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Job: Social Protection Programme Manager - Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Social Protection Programme Manager to join its team to support the implementation of its Mission Strategy. The strategy has as a key goal the Achievement of a more equitable and prosperous society for all through a particular focus on realising the rights of poor women and girls. The programme has a strong focus on promoting women’s decision making, securing sustainable livelihoods, and improving health and nutrition.

The successful post holder will be responsible for the Embassy’s engagement in social protection policy and programmes, for the management of partnerships and for providing technical advice and analysis for the design of a new programme aimed at supporting poor households to realise their right to a secure and resilient livelihood.

Minimum Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A post-graduate qualification in development, social policy, rural development, development economics or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of four years relevant experience working in the field of social protection. It is desirable that at least 3 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based institution or international organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on social protection and livelihoods in Tanzania; including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian public policy institutional and policy framework.
For more background information and full job descriptions, please visit the Embassy’s website at www.embassyofireland.or.tz

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie.

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interests in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie by close of business on Friday 10th February 2017.

Please note any personal information submitted will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates who are short-listed for interview will need to be available for interview on the 2nd or 3rd March 2017.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Job: Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager - Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager to join its team to support the implementation of its Mission Strategy. The strategy has as a key goal the Achievement of a more equitable and prosperous society for all through a particular focus on realising the rights of poor women and girls. The programme has a strong focus on promoting women’s decision making, securing sustainable livelihoods, and improving health and nutrition.

The successful post holder will be responsible for the Embassy’s engagement in agriculture policy, and market systems development, for the management of partnerships and for providing technical advice and analysis for the design of a new programme aimed at supporting poor households to realise their right to a secure and resilient livelihood.

Minimum Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A post-graduate qualification in Rural Development, Development Economics, Business, Agriculture or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of four years relevant experience working in the field of agriculture and/or livelihoods. It is desirable that at least 3 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based institution or international organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on livelihoods in Tanzania; including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian public policy institutional and policy framework.
For more background information and full job descriptions, please visit the Embassy’s website at www.embassyofireland.or.tz

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie.

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interests in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie by close of business on Friday 10th February 2017.

Candidates may submit information electronically to the above email address, or alternatively may deliver their applications to the Embassy of Ireland by hand or by courier at the following address: Embassy of Ireland, 353 Toure Drive, Masaki. P O Box 9612, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Envelopes should be clearly marked indicating which position the candidate is applying for.

Please note any personal information submitted will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates who are short-listed for interview will need to be available for interview on the 2nd or 3rd March 2017.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2017

Job: Driver - UNICEF, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

Key Expected Results
  1. Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials. Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.
  2. Maintenance of assigned vehicle. Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.
  3. Documentation of vehicle related information. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Secondary Education; a valid driver's license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English
More info at https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502596

Malaria In Pregnancy Intern

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program

Country: United States of America

Closing date: 01 Feb 2017

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health, international health, international development, social sciences or a related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative analysis a plus.
  • Experience working on malaria and/or other health programs (especially maternal and child health) in developing countries, ideally in Africa, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development and global health issues.
  • Ability to serve as a motivated self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • French or Portuguese language skills desirable.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
COMPENSATION: $1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

More info at http://recruitment.ghfp.net/positionDetail.html?pid=906

Job: HV Substation Site Supervisor (Transmission and Distribution, Power), Spencer-Ogden, Tanzania

Site Supervisor to work on HV Substation Construction Projects

- T&D project experience in the East Africa region
- Experience working with voltages up to 400kV
- Electrical Engineering Degree
- Role is within a European EPC

Job Reference: CWG
Location: Tanzania, Tanzania
Sector: Transmission and Distribution, Power
Salary: Negotiable

Job: Academic Programme Manager at The British Council, Tanzania

Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties

Working closely with the Centre Manager and Business Development Manager, the successful postholder will be responsible for the following:

Academic Programme Management

- Lead on academic management of the Centre programmes in accordance with British Council global policy, best practice and market research findings

- Lead on initiatives in product and service development, e.g. syllabus design, assessment procedures and reporting.

- Lead on the development of dynamic clubs and wrap arou nd services to increase customer satisfaction levels

- Ensure that adult products, services and premises create a positive image of the British Council and create impact for the UK

- Lead on production of the centre guide and website and other promotional material

- Field and act on suggestions and complaints

- Ensure Teaching Quality Standards for teaching, learning and promotion are met

- Ensure courses meet needs of students and differentiate us from competitors through their quality and measured impact

- Positively manage relationships with students, internal stakeholders (Customer Services, Resources, and Examinations) external stakeholders (corporate sponsors) in order to maintain and develop adult business.

Professional Support

- Responsible for identifying training needs and ensuring the delivery of an appropriate INSETT programme

- Line manage up to six members of staff, taking an active role in their professional development and delivering high levels of performance management

Teaching/Training

Plan, prepare and deliver an average of 8 hours a week of teaching

More info at https://jobs.britishcouncil.org/Vacancies/W/3154/0/125608/5448/academic-programme-manager-dar-es-salaam-tanzania