Job: Emergency Response Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 May 2017

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is the lead implementing partner of UNHCR in the area of Child Protection for Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and is also implementing youth empowerment and Education in Emergencies programs in both camps.

We are recruiting for an Emergency Response Manager to manage and oversee Plan International’s response to the Burundi Refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will lead a team of almost 60 national and international staff based in Kibondo across three camps.

Managing the Field Emergency Response Team (ERT) and acting as the interface between the Field Emergency Response Team and the Country Director, you will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response, developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. Key responsibilities will include assessment, programme design and planning, implementation and advocacy, public relations and representation efforts as you strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.

The Person

With proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters, you will have lead multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams under difficult circumstances, in a sensitive and participatory manner, with management responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets, a high level of expertise in external representation and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

You will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.

A confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

Location: Kibondo in Kigoma region

Type of role: Initial one year fixed term contract. There may be possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 USD plus benefits

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd May

How to apply:

Please visit our website at for further information and to apply for this role.

Job: Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 May 2017

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

USAID Tanzania is planning a new Future Entrepreneurs and Leaders (FuEL) project to economically empower young Tanzanian men and women in rural areas by strengthening their workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, leadership and life skills. In doing so, FuEL seeks to catalyze the start and expansion of youth-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to drive the growth of rural economies. Targeting the regions of Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar, the project will place particular focus on income-generating activities within agricultural and other rural value chains.

As Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead you will:

Under this proposed program, the Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead will oversee and provide technical leadership on youth access to entrepreneurship and workforce readiness training. The Lead will also oversee design and execution of a strategy for partnerships with the private sector (especially agribusinesses), government and financial institutions to contribute to sustainable youth enterprises and employment.

You will have:
  • A master’s degree in agricultural economics, economics, business, international development, public policy, education, or other relevant field and at least 4 years of experience in agriculture, SME development/ entrepreneurship, workforce development or youth economic development in Tanzania. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 6 years of experience may be substituted for a master's degree
  • Understanding of private sector challenges and opportunities in rural Tanzania, with a particular focus on agriculture
  • Strong analytical abilities and demonstrated knowledge of business
  • Ability to write a business case about an economic opportunity preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for youth economic empowerment and improvement of livelihoods
  • Experience with positive youth development approaches and proven experience engaging and equitably integrating women and girls strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Project management experience, with proven success in playing a substantive technical role in relevant areas
  • Experience working on projects of $10M+ and USAID experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, monitor and assure quality. Familiarity with M&E frameworks and reporting is required but in-depth expertise is not essential
  • Excellent communication and soft skills, including strong presentation, networking and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Tanzanian candidates strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.
How to apply:

We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

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Job: Field Project Manager - MEDA, Tanzania

  • Minimum of ten years of senior level experience leading and managing complex, large scale, multimillion-dollar economic development initiatives (or similar private sector experience); specific technical expertise may also be an asset depending on the project such as investment, women’s economic empowerment, agricultural development, market systems and financial inclusion.
  • University degree (ideally Master’s) in international development, business administration or related field.
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English is required. Working knowledge of regional languages is desirable.
  • Proven field building and field team leadership abilities in a field office environment and demonstrated collaborative relationships with North American-based HQ specialists and management.
  • Functional experience in marketing, business planning, business growth advisory service or related areas.
  • Demonstrated private sector experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated donor relations reporting and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize stakeholders into partnerships and alliances, lead and facilitate collaborative processes.
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith statement, values, mission and purpose.
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Apply By: Friday, May 12, 2017

Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Call for Applications for 2017 Fellowship Programme

Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2017

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.

In the framework of the Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this year the Fellowship will be held from 13 November to 1 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Participant’s entitlement:

Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

Who can apply?
  • The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora. · The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The candidate needs to have sufficient command of the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.
Selection Process

The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration.

Please note, that because of the volume of messages, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

How to Apply?

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail to [email protected]:
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
  • A Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
  • An Official Letter from the nominating organization or community certifying the status.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted.

Important: Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: “Application for the 20176 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.”

Name the attached document as follows:
  • LAST NAME First name – Type of document
  • Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc
  • SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc 
  • SMITH Jacqueline – Letter certifying Status.pdf
  • SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf
Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2017

AMMSI Postgraduate Scholarships




The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) is an International NGO registered in Nairobi, Kenya. It operates as a distributed network of mathematics research, training and promotion, throughout Africa, with the headquarters located in Kenya and six Regional Offices located in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. It was established through the initiative of the Millennium Science Initiative (MSI), a programme administered by the Science Initiative Group (SIG), the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Postgraduate Scholarships to Institutions

One of the main goals of AMMSI is to strengthen mathematics learning and culture by supporting the training of postgraduate students in African institutions, through several mechanisms. Since 2016, this goal has been supported through a grant to AMMSI by Prof. Phillip Griffiths on his winning the Chern Prize in 2014.

Consequently, in 2017, AMMSI will award a number of partial scholarships, each not exceeding USD 1,000. The scholarships will be awarded on merit and institutions in Africa may each nominate one to 2 candidates to be considered for the award.

Invitation for Scholarship Applications by Institutions

Applications are invited for the 2017 AMMSI Postgraduate Scholarships, by Faculties, Schools, Institutes or Departments of Mathematics in Universities in Africa, for support of Ph.D and M.Sc students of mathematics at those universities. Direct applications by postgraduate students will not be considered.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

The application form which can be downloaded from here should be filled and sent by e-mail only to the AMMSI Administrator through the following addresses: [email protected] [email protected]

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The application form must be received not later than 31stMay, 2017.

Postgraduate Economics Scholarship for African students

The Economics Department at the University of Sussex is delighted to offer an annual Masters scholarship for suitably qualified candidates from selected sub-Saharan African countries on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc.

The scholarship includes the full payment of the overseas tuition fee and a maintenance grant of £10,000 but does not include travel expenses to and from the United Kingdom.

Type of award

Fee waiver and maintenance grant.

Award amount

A fee waiver of £15,100 plus a £10,000 maintenance grant.


You must be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

You must have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa.

You must have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2017.

The successful applicant will be required to sign a Scholar's Agreement provided by the Development & Alumni Relations Office.

Application procedure
In order to be considered for this Scholarship, you must have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2017.

You must indicate in the finance section of your application to study at the University of Sussex that you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

No separate scholarship application is required.


Deadline for applications; 1st July 2017

Successful applicant notified: End of July 2017

Further information

Launched in Autumn 2008, this scholarship is funded thanks to the support of economics alumni and the Department of Economics.

Economics research at Sussex focuses on policy-oriented research in development, international economics and labour economics. It is strongly linked to the needs of policy-making bodies, such as the European Commission, the World Bank, WTO, DFID, UNDP and UNICEF as well as the international academic community. We concentrate on three heavily overlapping clusters of work: international trade, development economics and labour economics. The department has an impressive track record in attracting research income and PhD students.

The focus on selected African countries is motivated by a dearth in existing funding opportunities for well qualified African students. Our Masters programmes in both economics and development economics also benefit from having students from African backgrounds who bring important personal experiences from developing countries that can be shared with other students from more developed countries.

Part of the Sussex vision is to ensure that the student community remains international, diverse and representative, and therefore the provision of merit scholarships is vital to our work. Scholarships for postgraduate students help ensure that Sussex attracts the brightest minds from around the globe and ensure that the University maintains and grows its standing as a world-leading research institution.
Contact details

If you have any further queries about the Scholarship, please feel free to contact Prof. Barry Reilly e-mail: [email protected]


Available to: International (Non-UK/EU)

At level(s): PG (taught)

Application deadline: 1 July 2017


The award is available to people from these specific countries:
Burkina Faso
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Sierra Leone

Online Commonwealth Scholarships: Global Health

The University's Global Health Academy has been awarded 10 fully funded studentships across six online Masters programmes within the domain of Global Health.

The scholarship includes full tuition fee and resources to enhance student participation, access and research skills. This includes participation in a summer school; contribution towards student costs of internet access & printing (journal articles, etc); and a contribution to MSc project costs (materials, travel, etc).

The scholarships will be awarded to a candidate who is accepted for admission on to an eligible programme and who is a citizen of and resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries:
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
Eligible programmes:
  • MSc Clinical Education
  • MSc Family Medicine
  • MSc Global Challenges
  • MSc Global eHealth
  • MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • MPH Public Health
Students enrolled on these eligible Masters programmes become members of the Global Health Academy community which encourages both intra- and inter-disciplinary engagement and communication

The Global Health Academy initiative cuts across the traditional vertical health structures moving to novel integrated health systems training. Our aim is to promote a global community of practice where students can access multiple strands of knowledge from many different experts to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the 21st century.

For example, non-communicable diseases are changing the face of African, Asian and Latin American health and healthcare and require not just disease specialists but experts in logistics, in training and policy and in technologies especially, e- and m-health, in order to create stronger community health. Students taking these courses find them rewarding in the opportunity they present to engage with professionals from industry, medicine, policy and research.

Applicants who are eligible for these scholarships should apply for one of the six eligible programmes in the first instance and notify the programme director of their intention to apply for the scholarship. The programme director will then give you further information on how to apply. The closing date for scholarship applications is 12th May 2017 at 2359 hours BST.

Related Links

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Global Health Academy

MSc Clinical Education

MSc Global Challenges

MSc Global eHealth

MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine

MPH Public Health

MSc Family Medicine