Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund: 2017 Call

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund was established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust. The Fund supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or an affiliated institution such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, 116 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African researchers from 14 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund research/collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

A short film about the Fund (prepared to show appreciation to the funder) can be viewed here.

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:
  • research costs (such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).
Please read carefully the Terms & Conditions, including eligibility criteria, before applying.

Template award letters can be viewed here.

Also note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for researchers to attend conferences.

How to apply

The online application form has been designed to allow both applicants (Cambridge- and Africa-based) to log in, update, save and eventually submit electronically.

To access the form, the Cambridge based applicant must Register Here. Only applicants with @cam.ac.uk, @sanger.ac.uk and @niab.ac.uk email addresses can register.

The Cambridge-based applicant must then log in to the ALBORADA Research Fund application form, where they will see the words "Invite a 2nd applicant to view/edit this submission". Click on this link in order to invite the Africa-based applicant to register and edit the forms.

If you are eligible to apply, but are unable to register on the page above, then please contact Sophia Mahroo via [email protected].

If you have already registered, please Log In to access the form.

The deadline to submit an application for collaborative research funding is Sunday 25th June 2017.

Call for applications: Microsoft Interns4Afrika program

If you are passionate about interacting directly with customers and being on the front line to bring the magic of software to customers and businesses, the Interns4Afrika sales path could be right for you. If you follow the sales path Microsoft, along with our partners will provide you with a dynamic tool kit to enable you to hone your sales craft and take your first steps to becoming a world-class sales professional.

Our partners have a diverse range of sales opportunities. Maybe you would like to be a Junior Account Manager, meeting potential clients and educating them on the benefits of Microsoft products. Or perhaps your passion for communication will see you leading on the development of sales materials to convert prospective customers as a Sales and Marketing Assistant. Or how about driving sales through participation in workshops, events and demos as a Retail Sales Specialist?

If you want to connect customers with technology that simplifies their lives and inspires their potential, then click this link to find out more: https://www.microsoft.com/africa/4afrika/interns4afrika

PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

Purpose

The programme is administered with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is offered in partnership with host institutes throughout the developing world.

The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

The specific aims of the fellowship programme are:
  • To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from STLCs.
  • To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in STLCs.
  • To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology.
  • To encourage women scientists to contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries.
  • To enable women scientist from the South to collaborate and network on a regional and international level.
More info at https://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship#menu-development

Embassy of France to Tanzania 2017 Scholarship - Call for applications

Planning to study a Master Degree in France?

Thinking about doing a PhD in cooperation with a French university?

The Embassy of France to Tanzania is offering 2 years scholarships for students applying for a Master degree in France as well as PhD scholarships for 3 months year on a 3 consecutive year period.

For more information on procedure, eligibility and selection criteria, please click the image below:


To help you find the French university offering a programme in your field of study, kindly check the website of CampusFrance http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/

The application form is available by clicking the image below :


KINDLY READ THE SELECTION CRITERIA BEFORE APPLYING. Note that an admission to a Master programme or a PhD programme in France is needed in order to be considered for a scholarship.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE RETURNED BEFORE 28th of May 2017

Good luck to all!

Source: https://tz.ambafrance.org/Scholarship-call-for-applications-2017

UNIDO seeking companies planning to invest in Tanzania’s green energy project

UNIDO is set to support Tanzania’s green energy project

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled Promotion of waste-to-energy applications agro-industries of Tanzania.

In 2011, UNIDO undertook a study, Carbon footprint reduction in agro industrial sector of Tanzania, which focused on four agro-industries; sisal, dairy, tobacco and edible oils.

The study identified opportunities for reducing carbon footprints in the selected agro-industries,the result found that most of the industries were using carbon intensive technologies and contributing substantially to GHG emissions.

The primary carbon reduction opportunities in these industries were found to be the use of renewable energy for electricity generation.

This UNIDO/GEF project aims at promoting the adoption of WTE technologies, such as biomass gasification and anaerobic digestion, in agro-industries as a solution to reducing the carbon footprints of the agro-industrial sector.

As part of the project activities, a number of WTE power plant developer/investor will be supported to demonstrate the technical and financial viability of the technology. Support will be provided to the project developer/investor as capital grant support, to assist in developing the WTE power plant.
UNIDO tender information

UNIDO is seeking companies or consortiums of companies planning to invest in projects that involve waste to energy technologies such as biogas, biomass, cogeneration, etc., in various locations of mainland Tanzania or Zanzibar.

The companies or consortiums would be expected to invest upfront and develop the WTE plant with its funds.

Based on the above, interested companies are invited to submit the following documents and information with the expression of interest (EOI):
  • A copy of original registration document of the company/ or institutions forming the consortium clearly describing the members, roles and the lead firm
  • Brief description of the individual company (ies) / institution(s), including organisational structure
  • Description of existing facilities if any
  • Completed application form
How to apply
The complete CEOI can be viewed on the UNIDO e-procurement portal and your EOI uploaded on the same UNIDO e-procurement portal https://procurement.unido.org

Alternatively EOI can be sent to the address below:

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Procurement Services Division/OSS/ (Attn. Mr. A. Orlov)
Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O.BOX, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
UNDIO Project No: 140077 – Support for Development of Waste to Energy in Tanzania
Subscribe to tenders service

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By partnering with a global information provider, ESI Africa can offer a database of opportunities for the energy industry.

An annual subscription gives access to tender notices across the African continent for all energy sectors.

Charity Job: Programme Manager - Tanzania

Programme Manager - an exciting role in Tanzania training and supporting football coaches to deliver HIV education.

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

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.

More info at https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/programme-manager-tanzania/504647?tsId=1

Closing date: 31 May 2017

Nutrition Officer - (Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition), NOB, Dar es Salaam (Tanzanians only)

Purpose of the Position

The Nutrition Officer reports to the Chief of Nutrition for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, and program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

More info at https://uncareer.net/vacancy/nutrition-officer-integrated-management-acute-malnutrition-n

Deadline Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Job: Monitoring & Evaluation Project Manager

Minimum Qualification required: Qualification required

Bachelor Degree in Development Studies, Economics, or BSc Degree in Agriculture & BSc in Statistics or related field with experience of 5 years in programming

Other Technical Skills & Abilities:
  • Skills in research skills (qualitative and quantitative) and statistics.
  • Good understanding of resilience and livelihood programming.
  • Computer skills and statistical package eg. SAS, SPSS.
  • Strong people skills; considerable experience of collaborative work; positive attitude. to working with non M&E specialists and appreciation of the contribution others can make.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and public.
See more at: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/tanzania/humanitarian-and-emergency-affairs/monitoring-and-evaluation-project-manager/7415#sthash.wnf09CY5.dpuf

Application Deadline Date: 18-May-17

VSO Tanzania - Volunteer: Business Advisor

Skills, qualifications and experience

You have a Bachelor degree in economics, business, marketing or related subject.
and a Project Management Certification is desired

Desirable qualifications include but not limited to;
- Quality Assurance: ISO, Six Sigma, etc.
- Train the Trainer

Work Experience.
- Minimum 10 years senior business management experience in a large international corporation.
- Management of two or more functions of a business: Operations, HR, product development, sales and marketing, etc.
- Lead in an organizational development role.
- New business development and/or start-up
- Project management.
- Facilitation and training skills.

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Job: Tanzania - Chief of Party, Internews Network

Organization: Internews Network
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Jun 2017

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Internews is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential USAID-funded media and civil society strengthening program in Tanzania. The program will aim to support an open, inclusive environment in which media and civil society provide accurate and impartial information that promotes participation, inclusion and accountability in Tanzania. A core focus of this activity will be the engagement and empowerment of women and youth in order to elevate their voices, influence, and issues in the public sphere as both producers and consumers of information.

The Chief of Party will provide strategic guidance and leadership for the program; coordinate technical, legal and professional capacity building assistance to partners and beneficiaries; ensure proper oversight of Internews personnel, financial management and administration; and coordinate with other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages other resources, avoids duplication and compliments other media development initiatives. The Chief of Party will also be responsible for establishing strong partnerships and dialogue with the appropriate donor representatives. He or she will be based in Tanzania full time for the duration of the program.

Note: Position contingent upon receipt of project funding.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
  • Provide in-country leadership, management, representational and operational oversight for the program.
  • Responsible for program management, strategic vision, budget management, fiscal integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, coordination with partners, and recommending program adjustments when necessary to keep the project on track.
  • Supervise the implementation of sub-grants and act as the primary contact person with international and local sub-grantees.
  • Oversee program monitoring and evaluation to ensure effective implementation and to measure the impact of activities.
  • Track and report project progress and activities against work plans on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Carry out human resource management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training staff and consultants; planning, assigning, directing and supervising work; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local partner organizations including media houses and civil society organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs of partners and beneficiaries.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of independent media and freedom of expression issues as well as issues and events related to Tanzanian women and youth, and their rights and voices in public dialogue.
  • Ensure the program is in compliance with all USAID grant and cooperative agreement rules, requirements and regulations as well as with Internews internal policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the program’s primary budget authority, with responsibility for ensuring all costs charged to the project are allowable, reasonable and correctly allocated.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Maintain regular contact with Internews headquarters staff to communicate progress on programming and address upcoming issues in advance.
  • Lead fundraising and development activities to advance and enrich programming in the country.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 10 years of progressively responsible media development experience, including working with media organizations and senior program management experience.
  • Advanced degree (master’s or higher) in social sciences, media and communications, international development, management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience as a proactive Chief of Party and/or Project Director with a strong reputation for developing collaborative working relationships with counterparts, media outlets, international organizations and donors.
  • Successful track record in supervising, designing, managing and implementing technical assistance for donor-funded media projects; and proven ability to develop, implement, and monitor work plans, training plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, and procurement plans.
  • Experience with USAID- and/or US government-funded programs.
  • International Development experience in Sub Saharan Africa, with experience working in Tanzania and/or other countries in East Africa highly preferred.
  • Working experience in politically closed/closing spaces preferred.
  • Experience as a manager or trainer with professional capacity-building programs for journalists and media outlets preferred.
  • Experience in fundraising and development of innovative program concepts.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; proficiency in written and spoken Kiswahili a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment both virtually and in person, including with colleagues in different time zones.
  • Willing and able to travel frequently.
*Benefits Information:*

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our *Internews Benefits*page.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our Career Center

Job: Programme Finance and Administrative Coordinator

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 14 May 2017

Organisation

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

Options is leading a consultancy support team to the Tanzanian-German Programme to Support Health run by GIZ. The team is providing policy advice and capacity development at national level, quality improvement in district hospitals, and strengthening cooperation and networking as part of the Tanzanian German Programme to Support the Health Sector. Team members are based in Dar es Salaam, Lindi, Mtwara, Mbeya and Tanga

Main purpose of job

To maintain accurate and reliable financial information for submission to the UK on a monthly basis, as well as providing programme finance and administrative support to the Tanzania based team, and support to the London based Programme Manager. The Programme Finance and Administrative Coordinator will work closely with the Team Leader based in Dar es Salaam and support the Regional Advisors based in Lindi, Mtwara, Mbeya and Tanga. The Programme Finance and Administrative Coordinator will also liaise with Options headquarters staff in London, UK. The post holder will be the most senior finance person in the local team and will ensure Options financial policies and procedures are adhered to.

The role is based in Dar es Salaam, with occasional travel within Tanzania as required. The Programme Finance and Administrative Coordinator will be the primary point of contact for the main duties as detailed below.

Main duties


Financial Accounting: prepare timely and accurate monthly accounts; undertake regular account reconciliations and management of all local bank accounts; prepare monthly cash flow statements for fund advances; adhere to standard chart of accounts, ledgers and other standard financial management systems and instruments; oversee payroll preparation for all locally paid staff; carry out disbursement checks, ensure all supporting documentation is in order; manage programme timesheets and travel advances in line with Options policies.

Budget Management & Reporting: prepare monthly budget vs. actual reports for Team Leader and Regional Advisors; support and input to the bi-annual Options budget re-forecasting process, aligned to the programme work plan.

Financial Integrity & Compliance: implement internal controls; safeguard the company’s assets; ensure compliance to donor regulations and Tanzanian law in all programme dealings; support and facilitate audit procedures and ensure that audit findings are acted upon; take initiative on cutting costs to promote value for money.

Support Financial Audit Coordination: coordinate financial audits and liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of Tanzania finances is maintained.

Programme Administration: provide overall support to the programme, including but not limited to:
  • Oversee all programme finance and administration tasks, including petty cash, procurement, staff travel, regional fund requests and HR administration.
  • Prepare and support timely procurement of essentials to programme implementation.
Logistics: make travel arrangements for the team members locally and based in other regions of Tanzania, including but not limited to:
  • Liaise with traveller and local team to identify travel needs.
  • Book travel in line with budget limits using local agents.
  • Arrange airport pick-ups for both local and international travellers in discussion with the team
  • Identify suitable accommodation for international or national staff and consultants in line with programme budget and security plan. Book and pay for accommodation as required.
  • If necessary, provide logistical support to travellers in Tanzania during their visit.
Systems and Policies:
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of internal programme management systems and procedures where required, including finance policies, procedures, forms, tools and other relevant policies.
  • Develop a database of preferred suppliers, source preferred suppliers in line with Options’ procurement policies and manage such suppliers to provide services by identifying work required, gathering quotes and analysing quotes.
  • Procure fixed assets in accordance with Options’ Procurement Policy. Create and maintain a fixed asset register covering IT and associated assets. Liaise with external IT support consultants where necessary.
Any other relevant tasks supporting the team, and London based Programme Manager as required.

Find more information here: http://www.options.co.uk/jobs/programme-finance-and-administrative-coordinator

How to apply:
Application process
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to [email protected] Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Previous candidates need not apply.
  • Closing date for applications is: 14th May 2017.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Job: Tanzania: Finance & Operations Director

Organization: Internews Network
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 09 Jun 2017

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Internews is seeking a Finance and Operations Director for a potential USAID-funded media and civil society strengthening program in Tanzania. The program will aim to support an open, inclusive environment in which media and civil society provide accurate and impartial information that promotes participation, inclusion and accountability in Tanzania. A core focus of this activity will be the engagement and empowerment of women and youth in order to elevate their voices, influence, and issues in the public sphere as both producers and consumers of information.

The Finance and Operations Director will oversee the financial, operational and administrative aspects of the project. Responsibilities will include: ensuring the effective and efficient running of all operations including transport, security and administration; financial compliance and record-keeping; forecasting project spending; oversight of subgrant agreements with a primary focus on financial reporting; ensuring compliance with USAID and Internews rules and regulations; supporting internal and external audits; and mentoring and managing partner organizations and local staff.

Note: Position contingent upon receipt of project funding.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
  • Monitors program accounting and documentation to ensure compliance with USAID requirements and Internews’ policies and procedures.
  • Ensure proper spending procedures, documentation, and data entry.
  • Support the COP’s efforts in project planning, budgeting, and administrative oversight.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor internal controls.
  • Report to Chief of Party, the Internews regional office and Internews US headquarters.
  • Supervise all contractual commitments and ensure compliance with Tanzanian law, Internews policies and USAID regulations.
  • Manage all bank accounts, transfers and local payments to suppliers and staff.
  • Manage procurement processes according to Internews policies and USAID regulations.
  • Monitor grants, contracts and sub-agreements.
  • Ensure compliance by all sub-grantees to Internews and United States government regulations.
  • Communicate with subgrantees on compliance issues and provide training/guidance as needed.
  • Prepare contracts for and oversee local staff and consultants according to Tanzanian law and Internews regulations.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience managing finances and operations for large international NGO programs; including senior management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with USAID regulations, policies and grant procedures.
  • Direct experience managing the finances and administration of US government-funded projects.
  • Experience with project financial management including financial controls, sub-grants management, accounting and audits, as well as reporting on accruals, pipeline, and expense validation and reimbursement to service providers.
  • CPA or Accounting degree desirable, MBA highly desirable.
  • Experience supporting international development projects in East Africa and/or Tanzania preferred; experience in Sub-Saharan Africa required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; proficiency in written and spoken Kiswahili a plus.
  • Experience with skill evaluation, professional development, and staff training.
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet, and Quick Books.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment both virtually and in person, including with colleagues in different time zones.
  • Willing and able to travel frequently.
*Benefits Information:*

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our Career Center

English teacher? Willing to teach Swahili for 10 months in the US? Apply Now #FulbrightFLTA program

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam is seeking qualified candidates for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. Online applications are now available. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2017. Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for mid-July, 2017.

More info at https://tz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchange-programs/fulbright-program/fulbright-flta