GLF Photo Competition: Peatlands Matter

About the competition:

The competition will run until the Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter conference on the 18th of May, in Jakarta.

Over 300 participants from all over the world will come together to attend our thematic Peatland event, with thousands more being able to tune in online. With representatives from the private sector, NGOs, leading international organizations, government and an online social media campaign that will reach millions through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and live streaming, Peatlands Matter can put your work on the world’s stage.
Who can participate?

This year’s photo competition is open to anyone and everyone, whether you are a professional photographer or a casual enthusiast

More info at http://www.landscapes.org/peatlands/glf-photo-competition-peatlands-matter

Lepsien Art International Grant Program Emerging Artists

Every year in fall starts a new grant program for international emerging artists. The Lepsien Art Foundation asbl offers 5 studio scholarships in the Art House in Düsseldorf. The main focus is on the following disciplines : painting, sculpture and photo.

Please don’t hesitate to apply!

Grant year 17/18.

Applications are welcome from 01. April 2017!

Application phase: 01. April – 15. May 2017

Send your documents to: [email protected]

Subject: “Application emerging artists 17/18″

Application requirement:
  • CV, portrait picture and PDF exposé/portfolio of your art works.
  • Please note that applications cannot be accepted if one or more of the above mentioned documents are missing.
Terms and conditions:

Please note by sending us your application you will automatically accept the terms and conditions.

Call for applications: World Bank Group Analyst Program

The World Bank Group Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.

Through this structured three-year program, you will work in an intellectually challenging and culturally diverse environment within a specific practice, region, or corporate unit in the World Bank Group, which includes the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes. You will have the opportunity to contribute and grow your skills in areas ranging from analytics, research, data management, project management and finance. In addition, the program offers various cohort activities aimed to broaden your exposure to the work of the World Bank Group and develop leadership skills.

Upon completion of the program, there may be opportunities for you to continue your career in the World Bank Group. Participants holding a Master's degree who find the opportunity to continue their career at the WBG may also be eligible for advancement opportunities. Alternatively, you may leverage the experience you have gained to pursue further studies or other opportunities in international development.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, you need to demonstrate a commitment to development, analytical thinking, proven academic success, and leadership potential. We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Positions may be based in Washington, DC or in a local office.

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The 2017 application process is opened until April 21st, 2017.

AREF Research Development Fellowships 2017

The Africa Research Excellence Fund announces its third call for applications for AREF’s transformative Research Development Fellowships. The Programme aims to enhance the research competitiveness of emerging African researchers with leadership potential who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa.

The Programme scope includes a broad range of science disciplines and health challenges. AREF is keen to attract more excellent proposals on important neglected tropical diseases – in particular on chronic ill-health and mental health – and in maternal, neonatal and infant health.

New in 2017

Placements may be taken at a centre of excellence anywhere in Africa, extending the scope beyond South Africa and Europe including the UK.

Eligibility has been extended from four to five years postdoc for scientists: i.e. Fellowship awardees will need to have been awarded their PhDs after 30 June 2012 and before 1 July 2017.

AREF has introduced a new Cost & Finance spreadsheet to assist you calculate and present credible information about your proposed budget.

More info at https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/aref/2017/04/04/aref-research-development-fellowships-2017

2017-18 Positive Action for Children Fund MSc Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
  • To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must
  • be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and
  • intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at the School; and
  • have 2 years experience working with within community-based HIV/AIDS and/or public health interventions, and
  • confirm (by submitting an application for this scholarship) that s/he would not otherwise be able to pay for their proposed programme of study, and
  • agree to undertaking a 3 month placement with PACF, in their London office, during the summer (whilst simultaneously undertaking their MSc project); and
  • meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study, if short-listed; and
  • hold an offer of admission for 2017-18 for one of the following London-based MSc programmes of study:
  • MSc Control of Infectious Diseases
  • MSc Epidemiology
  • MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health.
See more at: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/funding/pacf_msc_scholarships.html

Deadline: Sunday 23 April 2017

Call for applications: CARTA PhD Fellowship

Participating African Universities
  • Makerere University, Uganda.
  • Moi University, Kenya.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • University of Malawi, Malawi.
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • University of Rwanda, Rwanda.
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Participating Research Institutes
  • African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya.
  • Agincourt Health and Population Unit, South Africa.
  • Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania
  • KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
  • INDEPTH Network
Northern Partners
  • Brown University, USA.
  • Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), Canada.
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Switzerland.
  • Umeå University, Sweden.
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • University of Warwick, UK.
Eligibility
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Prior admission into a PhD program is not required for application but awards are contingent on such admission being obtained at one of the participating African universities.
  • Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions.
  • Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health.
  • Fellowships are only open to people who have not yet registered for a PhD or are in the very early stages (first year) of the PhD program.
  • Applicants must commit to participation in all four annual residential Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes), and to engage in inter-seminar activities designed to keep fellows actively engaged and in continual communication with peers and mentors.
  • Male applicants must be under the age of 40 years and female applicants under the age 45 years.
More info at http://cartafrica.org/call-for-applications-carta-phd-fellowships-20172018

Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists 2017

The applications for the Fellowship for Journalists 2017 are now open. Apply now!

In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, we have created the Falling Walls Fellowship for Journalists. It is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience, and who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences.

The Fellows get the opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture, the Falling Walls Conference as well as an additional programme in Berlin around 8 and 9 November 2017.

The fellowship includes travel expenses (economy class), accomodation for 3 nights (organised by Falling Walls Foundation), conference fees and meals (breakfast at hotel, catering during the Falling Walls events).

Eligibility

Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers can apply. Professionals in fields such as research, teaching, public relations and advertising are not eligible. The applicants must have a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the subject of sciences.

Call for resumes - Youth Workforce & Entrepreneurship Development

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

CALL FOR RESUMES –YOUTH WORKFORCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Creative has been in Tanzania since 2010, and is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-term positions for an anticipated youth entrepreneurship program in Tanzania.

Candidates with prior experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Youth workforce skills development.
  • Youth advocacy.
  • Entrepreneurship services facilitation.
  • Private sector competitiveness and partnerships.
  • Inclusive market system development.
  • Gender empowerment.
  • Communications.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.
General Requirements:
  • Degree in economics, business or one of the above stated technical fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, international experience with USAID or other international funders preferred.
  • Good communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Prior experience on USAID and/ international donor programs highly desirable.
  • Strong English language skills required.
How to apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail CV and cover letter referring to the position of interest in the email subject line by April 30, 2017: [email protected]. In your email please reference where you saw this ad.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job at IRC: Deputy Director Programs, Tanzania

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Jun 2017

Background:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. At present there are 66,370 Congolese refugees, many of whom have lived in Tanzanian camps for 20 years. Tanzania also now hosts 200,000 Burundian refugees, many of whom arrived over the last 16 months as violence in Burundi escalated. Refugees from DRC and Burundi continue to arrive in Tanzania daily, and are received at a dozen reception centers close to the Burundian border, before being transferred to a longer-term refugee camp. Sectors include: Gender Based Violence, Child Protection, Youth, Protection of Persons with Specific Needs, Education, Health, Reproductive Health and Mental Health.

Scope:

The International Rescue Committee currently seeks to recruit the position of Deputy Director of Programs(DDP) for its Tanzania program, based in Dar Es Salaam. The position will lead the program unit in the areas of strategic programming and planning, ensuring design , implementation, program quality, promoting strategic growth and strong external and internal representation and advocacy. S/he must be able to motivate and lead a diverse staff as well as effectively manage programs, partnerships and budgets. Particular emphasis will be placed on responsiveness to beneficiary needs and evidence of impact. In coordination with the Country Director, the DDP builds and sustains strong donor relationships. Reporting to the Country Director and a member of the Senior Management Team, the DDP directly supervises eight senior staff who are responsible for proposal development, program quality and implementation. This position has close working relationships with the Senior Supply Chain Coordinator, Finance Controller, HR/Admin Coordinator, Grants Coordinator as well as field-based Field Coordinators . The DDP position is limited accompanied and requires extensive field travels.

The position requires extensive travel to Kigoma region, supporting programs and teams at field sites

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Program Strategy, Design and Fundraising
  • Provide leadership in development and implementation of a needs-based programming for the country program.
  • Ensure, with Coordinators, and HQ-based Technical Unit staff, that project design of projects reflects IRC program quality standards and industry best practices and includes theory of change.
  • Ensure program meetings are held regularly encouraging an holistic approach ensuring cross sectoral collaboration and innovative strategies
  • Lead efforts for sustainable program growth, proactively identifying opportunities for new programming initiatives and emphasizing multi-year funding to support them.
  • Provide leadership support to the programming and grants teams to develop competitive, evidence-based and cost-effective funding applications.
  • Investigate opportunities to expand existing programming and to develop new programming relevant to IRC capacities and strategic priorities.
  • Provide guidance, strategies and tools to ensure that programming choices are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis, input from communities, a thorough understanding of context, technical best practices, and operational viability.
Formulate integrated programming initiatives so that technical sectors complement each other and promote mainstreaming of protection principles and gender-responsive approaches.

Project Management
  • Provide overall leadership and management of IRC Tanzania's programming portfolio, ensuring strategically coherent program direction, well-managed growth, and compliance with IRC and donor regulations.
  • Continually seek out ways to build the capacities of programming team members, individually and collectively.
  • Ensure that detailed, realistic and feasible project implementation plans are developed, and modified as needed, in collaboration with the field management.
  • Regularly travel to the field to visit projects.
  • Support M&E Coordinator to regularly review progress against indicators.
  • Coordinate with other members of Senior Management Team on appropriate management, compliance and performance standards, as well as effective systems for budget management, knowledge management and risk management.
  • Work with M&E Coordinator and technical coordinators to put accountability mechanisms in place for beneficiary feedback.
  • Support programming staff to collect, document and disseminate lessons learned and best practices, incorporating these into new project designs.
  • With M&E coordinator and programming staff, develop effective and appropriate M&E plans, including methodologies and tools to strengthen the quality of data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Review M&E and accountability data with programming staff to identify and address areas for operational improvement.
Financial Management
  • In coordination with finance, operations, and grants, ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • In collaboration with finance and operations, contribute to the development and periodic reforecasting of the annual operating budget.
  • In collaboration with the field management, ensure that programming staff are well trained to properly manage project budgets.
  • Meet with programming, grants and finance staff regularly to review budget comparison reports.
  • Mitigate risk by collaborating with the Finance Department to ensure that programming staff fully understand financial and administrative processes involved in project budget cycles.
  • Ensure that risks limiting achievement of objectives are reported and rapidly addressed.
Staff Management and Development
  • Create a supervisory environment focused on the achievement of team and individual results that emphasizes the importance of learning, productivity, accountability and openness
  • Communicate regularly with staff and promote positive conflict resolution among team members.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to all program coordinators and sector managers; discuss job expectations, set objectives and provide appropriate and timely feedback on performance of direct reports, including timely implementation of performance management system.
  • Adhere to IRC's performance management system, providing regular, timely and thoughtful coaching, feedback, performance assessment, and professional development for all direct reports, while making sure that they do the same for their direct reports.
  • Build capacities of programming staff in key project management principles, tools and approaches and ensure that these new skills are utilized on the job.
  • Manage recruitment, hiring and development of high-performing national staff to assume greater levels of responsibility.
  • Provide leadership support for the successful implementation of and adherence to the IRC Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Lead with commitment, integrity and accountability to the "IRC Way" - Global Standards for Professional Conduct.
  • Promote constructive, collegial teamwork between programming staff and operational support staff.
Representation and Communication
  • Enhance IRC Tanzania's profile among relevant stakeholders: donors, national and local government partners, international and national NGOs, etc.
  • Represent IRC Tanzania at NGO, interagency and governmental meetings.
  • Act as the focal point for program-related communication between IRC country programs in the region and worldwide offices.
  • Oversee programmatic inputs to advocacy efforts both in-country and globally
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Education: Advanced degree in international relations, development studies or relevant discipline
  • Must have at least six years of progressively responsible international management experience, including technical staff supervision.
  • Proven ability to develop winning proposals to public and private-sector donors
  • Fluent English
  • Previous experience managing programs financed by US government agencies, DFID, EU, UN, foundations and private donors a must, with previous experience in competitive RFA/P environments a plus.
  • Proven ability to manage projects to completion on time, within budget, and with the anticipated results.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience with a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting, including active mentoring and coaching.
  • Extensive experience with monitoring and evaluation tools and systems for complex programs
  • Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes.
  • Ability to work and live in a sometimes insecure environment while maintaining a positive attitude.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Security level yellow - The situation in most of the country is calm. Some parts of Kigoma experience insecurity-highway banditry.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci43NTkyMS4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Job: Country Director - Tanzania, Search for Common Ground

Organization: Search for Common Ground
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

We are Searchers.

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.

It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality. Inclusivity. Courage. Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

Search Tanzania

SFCG has been working in Tanzania since 2010 to support community coexistence, promote good governance, encourage constructive and responsible media programming on key issues, and overcome the differences that divide Tanzanians. Our program employs a multi-pronged approach focused on conflict sensitive and inclusive engagement to incorporate the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, including vulnerable groups such as women and youth. Through our engagement, we support the process of building local capacity for conflict transformation and protection, empower women and youth and foster peaceful coexistence among communities in both mainland and Zanzibar.

We are searching for…**

The Country Director manages the overall program in Tanzania from a programmatic and operational perspective, as well as leading on fundraising and donor relations. This position reports to the Regional Director for East Africa and collaborates closely with various Washington-based divisions of SFCG, including the regional and global Program Development Teams, the Institutional Learning Team, Communications, Finance and Operations. The position is located in Dar es Salaam, with periodic travel to other areas of Tanzania as part of program implementation and oversight.

Your contribution

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Program Development and Implementation
  • Define program priorities, plans and long-term strategy (in close collaboration with the SFCG Regional Director)
  • Oversee implementation of funded projects, collaborating with donors, partners, and other staff
  • Manage the country program with the highest quality standards and well-documented results
  • Ensure that program planning and management reflects the available resources, and respond to gaps with fundraising and/or operational adjustments as needed
  • Report to donors based on a credible monitoring and evaluation system for overall program results as well as for specific projects
  • Contribute analysis and programmatic capacities to the implementation of programming in Tanzania and other countries in the region as appropriate
  • Stay abreast of the international conflict resolution field to ensure that the program’s work remains innovative and professional
  • Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organization, its mission and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge, particularly contributing to its Institutional Learning efforts
  • Strengthen existing funding relationships and identify and pursue new potential donors in collaboration with headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium
Financial Management
  • In partnership with the Country Finance Manager, ensure financial compliance both with Tanzania laws, donor requirements and SFCG procedures across the organization.
  • Identify potential shortfalls and strategize with the organization’s senior management as necessary to ensure the program’s financial sustainability.
Staff Management and Development
  • Develop and manage a team of diverse staff members (national and internationals) and partners, modelling the kind of interethnic and multi-stakeholder cooperation that SFCG aims to promote widely
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of highly qualified staff, providing information on living and working conditions as well as security briefings
  • Strengthen the capacity of national staff and partners, contributing to SFCG’s legacy strategy of conflict transformation in Tanzania
  • Ensure compliance with SFCG Operations Manual policies and procedures
  • Ensure that country policies, contracts, and disciplinary procedures and processes conform to local labor laws
  • Ensure an updated security and evacuation plans are in place
Organizational Representation
  • Serve as SFCG’s country representative
  • Develop and maintain proactive, positive and professional relationships with partner organizations, other NGOS, donors, clients, key government officials, civil society groups, etc.
  • Maintain responsible media coverage of program events and issues related to SFCG mission
  • Maintain regular written and oral reporting to Washington and Brussels on key country, regional, program, security and staff issues
  • Establish a direct line of communication with other African Country Directors in the region for program guidance toward strategic initiatives
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
You are…
  • Minimum skills and experience:
  • Degree in relevant field (eg. conflict transformation, security studies, media and communications, sociology, political science, or related fields)
  • Experience in managing large projects, with multiple grants and donors in a fragile state
  • At least five years experience living overseas, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of the context and dynamics of Tanzania
  • At least ten years experience in managing a program, both programmatically and operationally, preferably on conflict transformation-related issues
  • Track record in successful fundraising
  • Experience with donor regulations
  • Experience in capturing results and overseeing reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural teams, preferably in Africa
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • A problem-solving approach to challenging situations
  • Ability to multi-task while leading a complex team
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits

How to apply:

Sound good? To apply, interested candidates should**:
Send a cover letter and current resume to our employment website here.

Include the following in your cover letter
  • minimum salary requirements (or current salary)
  • projected start date,
  • where you found this posting.
This position will close on April 30, 2017. We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.