Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship opportunity for young journalists to report @UN


The annual Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme is a unique opportunity for journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transitionThe Programme is held for four weeksat the United NationsHeadquarters in New York City.

The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme”. More than 550 journalists and broadcasters from 166 countries have taken part in the Programme.

More info at https://outreach.un.org/raf



Call for Applications (or Nominations) for the 2017 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award

The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs will lead to the creation of goods and services that enhance the well-being of people throughout the world, which is the mission of the Foundation.

The Awardee will be selected from among the candidates who apply for the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award. Candidates should submit an application paper describing the background of the targeted issue, and his or her ideas for a solution to address that issue in 1000 words or less with figures (within 3 pages). They are also requested to submit a supporting report (in 300 words or less) written by an individual who receives benefit from the solution.

The Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award will be given to the individuals who propose the most creative and promising projects with a high potential for enhancing the well being of people at the site. The Takeda Foundation will select the Best Entrepreneur and 5 Entrepreneurs. The recipient of the Best Entrepreneur Award will receive a diploma, plaque and monetary prize of 1,000,000 Japanese yen. Each recipient of the Entrepreneur Award will receive a diploma, plaque and a monetary prize of 200,000Japanese yen.

More info http://www.takeda-foundation.jp/en2/ytaward/yta2017_info.html

Application Period : April 1 to July 31, 2017

Will you be the next Gibraltar Commonwealth Scholar?

To apply for this scholarship, you must:
  • Be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country (The UK and/or Gibraltar) or British protected person;
  • Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country (http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries)
  • Be available to start your academic studies in Gibraltar by the start of the academic year in October 2017;
  • By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
Additionally, applicants should usually:
  • hold a Master’s degree awarded by a UK University, or an overseas Master’s degree of an equivalent standard, provided that the Master’s degree is in an appropriate cognate area and that the Master’s degree included training in research and the completion of a research project;
  • have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, and ideally have research and/or professional experience at postgraduate level as evidenced in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.
More info at http://www.unigib.edu.gi/apply-gcs/

The application must be received by us by Thursday 15th June

EURIAS Fellowship Programme

European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars (postdoc) as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. In order to match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues. The EURIAS Consortium welcomes applications from scholars at risk.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, EURIAS offers 54 fellowships (26 junior and 28 senior positions). Please check Available fellowship positions.

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

More info at http://www.2018-2019.eurias-fp.eu/call-applications

The deadline for application is June 7th, 2017 (4 pm GMT). Late applications will not be considered.

LAWARDS: Innovation in Law Awards

Award criteria

For the first edition of the Award, the scope of the prize shall focus on legal practice, technology and the cause of justice. The Award aims to identify and recognize solutions that promote and improve the cause of justice at the early innovation stage, after the proof of concept stage, but before the growth phase.

It is essential that the solutions devised are innovative and have a strong technological component.

LAWARDS is open to any individual or organization around the world that has developed an innovative, tech-based solution to promote access to justice to the disadvantaged.

Applications shall consist of a 2,000-word document explaining:
  • The vision underlying the solution.
  • A justification of the originality or uniqueness of the solution, by comparing to other existing solutions that have already been deployed in the market.
  • The impact that the solution has already had and may have in the future.
  • In addition, the application may include electronic or audiovisual materials explaining in more detail the product, as well as examples of its use or explanations of potential uses.
More details about the criteria that shall be applied by the evaluation committee to grant the award can be checked in the LSGL website.

More info at https://www.lawschoolsgloballeague.com/lawards-innovation-law-awards

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

PhD position: Traveling of Framed Facts and Uncertainties - Wageningen University & Research

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University and Research Centre

We offer a PhD position for a period of 18 months, extended by another 30 months after positive evaluation. Gross yearly salary will increase from € 30645 in the first year up to € 39090 in the last year based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week). You will be working in a pleasant and inspiring environment in the context of an innovative research consortium.

More info at https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/WUR/vacancy/40186/lang/en

Please upload your curriculum vitae and motivation letter online by midnight 28 May 2017.
Go to Academic Transfer to apply: www.academictransfer.com. The interviews will be held on 6 June in the afternoon and 14 June in the morning.

Job: Chair of Africa and International Development, Uni. of Edinburgh - Social and Political Studies Centres

The University seeks to appoint a world-leading scholar to its newly created Chair of Africa and International Development. The Chair will be located in the Centre of African Studies in the School of Social and Political Science, with leadership roles including, initially, Direction of the Centre, with ongoing leading contributions in International Development.

The successful candidate will have an internationally leading research profile; will possess teaching and supervision skills and experience of exceptional quality; and will further the School’s international reputation for research and its commitment to excellence in teaching and administration.

This full-time, 35 hours, open-ended position is available from 1st August 2017.

Closing Date: 02-JUN-2017 at 5pm GMT

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click this link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBD776/chair-of-africa-and-international-development

Job: ICT Systems & Security Manager (at The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange)

DAR ES SALAAM STOCK EXCHANGE PLC

EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC (DSE) is a company limited by shares and is self-listed in the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.

The principal activity of the DSE is, among others, to provide a regulatory and infrastructure platform for listing of financial securities and trading of listed securities.

In order to enhance its governance and operational efficiency, DSE is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position ofInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) Systems & Security Manager and thus inviting applications as per details below:

Reporting:

This is a Managerial position as per the DSE establishment, the ICT Systems & Security Manager will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The DSE is looking for an ICT Systems & Security Manager to be responsible and accountable for the smooth running and reliance of ICT systems within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. In particular, the position holder will be required to:
  • develop and maintain IT security framework that guides DSE planning and implementation of information security control;
  • develop and maintain adequate ICT policy documentation;
  • ensure the existence of adequate planning of ICT systems and security;
  • oversee maintenance of software and computer hardware systems including preparing schedules for software upgrades and hardware maintenance;
  • assess and ensure that the performance of installed ICT infrastructure, application systems, operating systems and hardware equipment meet the accepted operational parameters;
  • advise DSE on the appropriate technologies to adopt during the acquisition of software systems, computer hardware and other technological accessories;
  • review work performance of ICT staff including offering users appropriate support and advice in line with organizational objectives;
  • evaluate user needs and system functionality and ensuring that DSE’s ICT facilities meet these needs;
  • planning, developing and implementing the ICT budget and other related resources;
  • planning and design disaster recovery plans for the ICT and ensure business continuity;
  • ensure DSE is keeping up to date with the latest technologies;
  • perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer from time to time.
Qualifications:

The candidate must be a Holder of first Degree in either computer science, ICT or information systems security and Master’s degree in one of these areas: computer science, information technology, ICT systems security or equivalent qualification with at least five years, three of which at a senior level, post qualifying working experience in IT related area from a reputable institution.

Remuneration:

Attractive remuneration package will be offered as per the DSE pay structure.

Mode of Application

All interested candidates are required to apply by attaching to their application: current curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic certificates and transcripts, full addresses including contact phone number, email address and two reference letters from referees who can testify to the applicant academic abilities, working experience and character.

Applications should be sent:

Chief Executive Officer,
Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC
14th Floor, Golden Jubilee Towers, Ohio Street
P. O. Box 70081
DAR ES SALAAM

Deadline for applications is on 26th May 2017 at 3.00 p.m. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

The vacancy is also available on DSE’s website: www.dse.co.tz

Job: Programme Manager – Tanzania

Programme Manager Job Description

12 month contract, based in Tanzania, East Africa with frequent national travel.

Reporting to: Head of Coaching and Operations

Detailed pre-departure training to be undertaken by post holder

Summary of post:

Working with TackleAfrica’s Head of Coaching and Operations and local Project Officers you will provide particular support to our partner organisations coaches and youth leaders - to advance their leadership and communication skills; SRHR teaching knowledge; group facilitation skills and their football coaching skills; enabling them to continue to engage young people, and focus on specific SRHR-related issues within their communities.

Your support will provide continuing personal and professional development and in depth support for these coaches, continuing their coach education, aiming to the point where they are able to train and support other coaches from within their communities.

The above will be carried out within the context of TackleAfrica’s on-going programme of coach education and include the following:

1. Organise and deliver TackleAfrica coaching courses with partner organisations
  • Provide additional on the ground support to local TA trained coaches post course to support their delivery of high quality and impactful HIV educational football coaching sessions on a regular basis
  • Carry out TA monitoring and evaluation processes for each course including data collection
  • Collect relevant marketing material from each course to support the promotion of TackleAfrica’s work both in the UK and Africa
2. Development of TA’s in-country partner organization in areas such as:
  • Improved preparation of TA coaching projects
  • Line Management and/or coordination of TackleAfrica Project Officers
  • Identification and development of training and support needs of Project Officers
  • Improved recruitment of appropriate individuals/organisations for TA coaching courses
  • Improved evaluation of coach education courses
  • Improved tracking of activities delivered post course using TA’s M&E systems
3. TA resource development
  • Collect and document new drills from trained TA coaches and young people
  • Further development of TA’s coach education training courses including levels of courses for returning coaches
  • Further development of a TA ‘curriculum’ highlighting key messages and methods of utilising TA resources over a variety of timescales
4. Development of stories, photographs, interviews and other marketing material of organisations, coaches and young people involved in the programmes

5. Develop and maintain relationships with other local Sport 4 Development organisations and any other relevant CBOs/NGOs/INGOs in-country

6. Scoping potential new partners for TackleAfrica

Key Skills Required

General: Above all you need to be a highly motivated, resourceful, adaptable and self-sufficient individual with coaching experience. The role involves working closely with partner organisations in Africa and the role holder would be expected to be able to represent the charity with key stakeholders – you will need strong communication and diplomatic skills.

Previous experience working or volunteering in Africa or International Development is not essential but would be highly desirable.

SRHR/FGM Experience: You need to have, or be able to develop, a strong understanding of HIV but you are not expected to be an HIV expert. We work closely with leading professional experts in this field and would provide a training programme to support this aspect of the role. However, any prior experience would be highly beneficial and role holder will be expected to grasp complex culturally and gender sensitive issues.

Football Coaching Skills: You will need to be at least FA Level 1 qualified, or equivalent, and have experience of delivering coaching programmes across a wide range of levels. Coaching of coaches experience is highly desirable.

Person Specification
  • Highly motivated self-starter – with a proven ability to work successfully on own initiative with limited support/supervision
  • Delivery focused, well organised – with experience of running training programmes and educating coaches
  • Strong presentational skills
  • Committed and enthusiastic - with knowledge of international development/HIV education an advantage
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • FA level 1 qualified or equivalent as a minimum, FA level 2 or above qualified or equivalent desirable
  • Computer and internet skills essential
Terms and Conditions

Flights, visa, accommodation and a local living allowance will be paid for by TackleAfrica.

All work related expenses including local, regional and international travel will also be met by TackleAfrica.

HOW TO APPLY:

TackleAfrica is recruiting for a Programme Manager in Tanzania training and supporting football coaches to deliver HIV and sexual health education.

The role is a 12 month placement starting in July 2017, based in Tanzania with frequent local and national travel

Deadline for applications – Wednesday 31st May 2017.

The post represents a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic organisation in an exciting period of growth. You will be working alongside staff and volunteers from local partner organisations and building/developing networks of coaches to deliver regular high quality HIV education through football coaching to young people within their communities.

For this position flights, accommodation, local travel, work related expenses and a local living allowance will be provided.

Interviews and pre-departure training take place in London, UK. Although interviews for suitable candidates can be done remotely via Skype, any travel and accommodation costs to London must be borne by the applicant.

Applicants required for interview will be contacted and should be available in the weeks commencing 29th May and 5th June.

TackleAfrica is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit our website (http://tackleafrica.org/job/programme-manager-tanzania/download) and complete the Application Form (CVs alone will not be read). Email your completed form to [email protected] – please use this email address for any queries relating to this role.

Job: Child Protection Manager

Child Protection Manager

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The position is responsible for managing the implementation of Child Protection Programme activities in the Kasulu/Kibondo area and to represent and advocate for Save the Children's work and organizational priorities in child protection with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in the area. Provide leadership and guidance to the programme team

Contract Duration: 1 year fixed term contract

Location: Kigoma Region, Refugee Camps, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience

Essential
  • Required Master's Degree social work/social sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant international work experience in child protection programmes.
  • Previous experience of managing a child protection programme in a complex emergency/refugee context.
  • Demonstrable experience of using current quality standards and guidelines for child protection programmes.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to meet programme goals.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, proposal and report writing, Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Solid knowledge base and practical experience in community based child protection approaches, case management and child participation methodologies.
  • Strong experience and skills in management of staff from different backgrounds.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • Strong self-starter, able to set up and manage child protection programmes.
  • Experience in working in an insecure and politically sensitive environment.
  • Commitment to Save the Children's Child Protection Policy.
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of email and the internet.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Desired
  • Understanding of Eastern Africa and the Great lakes and the dynamics of the conflicts in the region.
  • Experience of implementing the Interagency Database for Unaccompanied and Separated Children and UNHCR BID process.
  • Experience of rolling out Child Protection Policies within organisational structures.
  • Has high-level communication skills', including engaging and informative formal public speaking
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partner
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to lead and work as a team
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
HOW TO APPLY:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: '[email protected]'

Closing date: 22 May 2017

Open Innovation Challenge: Implementing a Sustainable ‘African Youth (especially women) Entrepreneurship Online Portal’

UNDP will disburse up to US$160,000.00 (One Hundred Sixty Thousand US Dollars) over the next 2 years directly to the Innovator to seed their operational and financial sustainability plan for the implementation of YAS!. Beyond that, the innovator will be expected to generate and mobilize resources to keep YAS! sustainable, hence the need for a 5-year operational and sustainability plan.

In addition, through YAS!, the host will be required to run and manage a minimum of US$200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars) worth of Ecosystem and African Youth Entrepreneurship challenges for UNDP. This US$200,000.00 is over and above the US$160,000.00 UNDP seed funding, or any other resources that the host will generate and mobilize for challenges on YAS!. These funds will be disbursed by UNDP directly to the winning enterprises and ecosystem support initiatives, under the auspices of the systems and procedures for awardee eligibility & selection criteria to be developed by UNDP and the innovator/YAS! host (see the ToRs: Considerations for Preparing the Sustainability Plans).

More info: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/funding/partners/private_sector/AFIM/youth-portal-open-innovation-challenge.html

Submit your operational and financial sustainability plan no later than 31 May 2017