ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme

Requirements for a 90-day visiting research fellowship
  • At the time of applying, the applicant must hold a PhD with a focus on Africa.
  • The applicant has to be fluent in English and/or French.
  • The applicant must have an active academic career.
  • The applicant must have recently published books and/or articles that meet international standards (at least three published articles in the past five years).
  • The research fellowship must contribute to interfaculty collaboration at Leiden University.
  • Preference is given to candidates employed by an African research institute with which Leiden University already has an MoU or aspires to have an MoU in the framework of the Leiden African Studies Assembly.
  • In accordance with visa regulations, applicants must be able to return to their country of origin after their fellowship.
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Deadline: 1 July 2017

African Union Commission Scholarships for 2017

The African Union Commission Scholarships for 2017

Programme outline

The African Union Commission offers scholarship opportunities at the Pan African University to all Member state of the African Union for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Degree level

  • Master's
  • PhD
Deadline: Application deadline is 31 May 2017.

Who Can Apply

Applicants from African countries and the African diaspora are invited to apply. Candidates with potential, motivation and who desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Field of study

1. PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Masters (MSc)
• Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
• Mathematics( Financial options)
• Mathematics (statistical option)
• Mathematics (computation option)
• Civil Engineering (Structural option)
• Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)
• Electrical Engineering (Power systems option)
• Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
• Mechatronic Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

• Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
• Mathematics (Financial options)
• Mathematics (Statistics option)
• Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications options)
• Electrical Engineering ( Power systems option)

2. PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences – including Health and Agriculture at the University of Ibaden, Nigeria

Masters (MSc)
• Geosciences (Mineral Exploration)
• Geosciences (Petroleum Geoscience, option)
• Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
• Plant Breeding
• Environmental Management
• Photochemistry & Medicinal plants
• Sports Sciences (Sports Development and management Studies option)
• Veterinary medicine (avian medicine option)
• Veterinary medicine (vaccine production & Management option)

• Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
• Geosciences ( Petroleum Geosciences option)
• Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
• Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option)
• Plant Breeding
• Environmental Management

3. PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Yaounde and the University of Buea, Cameroon

Masters (MA)
• Governance and Regional Integration
• Trans Border languages (Kiswahili option)
• Conference Interpreting
• Translation

• Governance and regional Integration
• Translation

4. PAU Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including climate change, at the University of Tiemcen, Algeria

Masters (MSc)• Water (Engineering option)
• Water (Policy option)
• Energy (Policy option)

What the scholarship offersThe African Union Commission offers full scholarships to successful candidates. Further details should be obtained from the PAU.

Application process

Your application should be completed online at Application forms should be downloaded at the following address:

Enquiries: [email protected]

Documents and links

Job: Restless Development - Country Director, Tanzania

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with plenty of potential to succeed in a global agency focussed on empowering young people to lead change and development. The Tanzania Director will take leadership of the Tanzania Hub, working through the management team to ensure all areas of financial, programmatic, people, quality and performance functions are implemented to a high standard. The Tanzania Director will drive national governance alongside the Board, to ensure that the agency delivers its ambitious strategy.

The Tanzania Director will have strong senior management experience in fundraising, programmes, finance, operations and/or human resources ideally in the development sector. The director will also have demonstrated success in fundraising and partnerships development and experience in distance management and working with multiple offices. The Director will also have experience in policy engagement and working with government stakeholders, a willingness to travel, experience of youth programming and knowledge of relevant policies, and of course must be committed to the role of young people in development and the Restless Development’s values.

Please click here to visit our website to download the Tanzania Country Director candidate pack for more detailed information on this exciting role. Please send a completed application form by midnight (UK time) on Sunday 18th June 2017. Please note that we do not accept CVs or cover letters.

WASH Programme Manager / Sector Leader - Tanzania

Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development is a multi-country programme that will work with municipal governments to develop inclusive, safe and sustainable city-wide sanitation services. SNV Tanzania is seeking an experienced WASH professional to manage the Tanzania portion of this multi country programme and to develop SNV’s overall WASH Portfolio in Tanzania.

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Deadline: June 14, 2017.

Job: Team Leader, SOSA Project (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Jun 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. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

The Sunflower Optimization for Smallholder Advancement (SOSA) Program is designed to facilitate sustainable market change among sunflower permanent market actors (e.g. processors, farmer associations, service providers) to improve efficiency in the value chain, building a well-functioning, resilient, inclusive, higher value market system in which productive, poor women, men and youth can sustainably increase their incomes. SOSA will support the increase of sunflower yields and enable pro-poor contractual arrangements across farmers, small-scale processors, and large buyers, while working collaboratively on sectoral initiatives enhancing capacity of service providers to provide services.

The Team Leader is expected to supervise the day-to-day activities of the Sunflower Optimization for Smallholder Advancement (SOSA) Program. The Team Leader will be responsible for providing the overall strategic leadership of the program, leading the overall delivery of impact of the current phase of SOSA, as well as building the parameters of any future work. The Team Leader is expected to manage relationships with key stakeholders and donor, monitor the overall program budget and work plan, and ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results as agreed upon with the donor.

As Team Leader you will:

Strategic Leadership and Team Management
  • Develop and implement vision for enhancing the market system around Dodoma's sunflower sector Responsible for all SOSA program deliverables
  • Ensure that the scope and projected impacts of the program strategy are clearly defined and understood by all team members
  • Develop detailed work plan which identifies, prioritizes and sequences the activities required for successful delivery
  • Ensure sufficient resources are mobilized (e.g. financial, human and information) to deliver on the work plan activities
  • Ensure each member of the program team has clarity as to their role, responsibilities and short-term activities and goals
  • Provide oversight of program team members, coordinating and troubleshooting as required to achieve program objectives
  • Ensure the team is executing to the workplan and meeting targets / milestones associated with all program work streams
  • Proactively raise issues of concern with country leadership
Marketing and Finance Support and Outreach
  • Manage negotiations where required with current or interested buyers or financiers in the sunflower sector
  • Support program opportunity development, where required, in building the business case for sunflower production
  • Liaise with TechnoServe experts from other value chains to understand the approach and business model that has had success in driving scalable impact
  • Use research to understand what drives impact for the farmer and value to the supply chain, and build the model that will achieve scalable sustainability and improved quality
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Understand all reporting requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe)
  • Support the M&E Manager and Manager, Technical Specialty Areas in ensuring that all necessary data is accurate and gathered in a timely manner
  • Review data being gathered to make suggestions for course correction to country leadership, as necessary
  • Reporting, Compliance, Budget Management
  • Lead preparation of narrative reports for submission to the donor
  • Ensure spending is in line with the donor-approved budget
  • Ensure activities carried out are in accordance with TechnoServe, as well as donor, requirements
Stakeholder Management
  • Lead interaction with important stakeholders at the national level, ensuring that communication is consistent and aligned with the program's approach
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key personnel in government
  • Develop and sustain trust-based relationships with the processors, seed companies, financial institutions, NGOs, farmers and other industry stakeholders in the areas of operation
Other Duties as Assigned

You will have;
  • A bachelor's degree and at least 7 years of experience. A master's degree and at least 5 years of experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with international nonprofits
  • Experience working with M4P approach preferred
  • Prior value chain experience in area of seed crops (e.g., cotton) preferred
  • Exceptionally strong project management and analytical skills as evidenced by leading roles on engagements of significant scale
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively service clients, particularly in the for-profit sector
  • Demonstrated passion for assisting clients in building profitable and sustainable businesses that benefit the rural poor
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Excellent oral & written presentation skills required
  • Proven ability to build rapport among internal and external stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% within Tanzania and 5% internationally
How to apply:

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