Apply: One Young World Johnson & Johnson | OYW Scholarship

If you work for or are involved with a non-governmental organisation, social enterprise, community based organization, or you are an individual making an impact through health or care giving, then this scholarship is for you. As well as attending the upcoming 2017 One Young World Summit, scholarship recipients will potentially receive access to mentoring from Johnson & Johnson executives and employees.

What does the Johnson & Johnson | OYW Scholarship provide?

Access to the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia.

The cost of travel to and from Bogotá (economy flights).

Hotel accommodation in Bogotá 3rd - 7th October (inclusive).

Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 3rd – 7th of October (inclusive).

Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.

Summit hand-outs and support materials.
​Eligibility
  • Candidates must be aged between 18 and 30 at the time of 2017 Summit.​
  • Click here for more & apply.Applications close at 24:00 BST on 19 June 2017

Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship

We are always developing new ways to increase professional and educational opportunity and provide high value technical resources to women around the world. Women Techmakers is excited to partner with Udacity to offer a Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship. This initiative will offer 100 full scholarships for technical certification courses to women in the Women Techmakers community.

The scholarship will provide women around the world with free access to one of Udacity’s Google-certified online Front End Web Development, Android Basics, Android Developer, or Full Stack Development Nanodegree courses, for one year.

Benefits of the program

Resources


Receive a fully-funded scholarship for one year to build your technical skills through one these Google co-created Udacity Nanodegrees: Front-end Web Development, Android Basics, Android Developer, or Full Stack Development.

Community


Participate in a global community of women in technology through your specialized Nanodegree cohort hosted by Women Techmakers. Meet Googlers, experts, and mentors through a global Slack team and course forums.

Visibility

Nanodegree graduates will receive career coaching and interview tips from Google and our partners. We'll also share public speaking pro-tips and offer to share your unique story and project across the Women Techmakers platforms.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship, successful applicants must:
Identify as a woman
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time the application is submitted
  • Have fluency or near-fluency in English
  • Commit to finishing the Nanodegree program within one year
  • Meet Udacity’s technology requirements
  • Please see the full terms and conditions here

World Food System Summer School: Food Systems in Transition

To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit (upload via the form) the following:
  • your curriculum vitae (maximum two pages and in English)
  • a motivation letter (in English). The motivation letter should communicate your answers to the following three questions: why do you want to come to this course? What can you contribute? What do you hope to do after this course? 
  • a letter of recommendation. This letter should preferably be from a current or former professor or your employer (in either English or French). 
Your complete application must be submitted by Monday, 03 July 2017 at 8 AM CET.

Source: http://www.worldfoodsystem.ethz.ch/education/summer-schools/upcoming.html

Call for Applications: FSC Youth Correspondent 2017

The FSC GA 2017 is FSC’s highest decision-making body. Eight hundred participants from 70 countries – representing social, economic and environmental interests from the Global North and South – will meet in Vancouver to discuss a sustainable future for the world’s forests and the people that inhabit them. 

To find out more about FSC International go to https://ic.fsc.org and for more detailed information on the FSC GA 2017 go to http://ga2017.fsc.org

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14 July 2017

Source: https://ga2017.fsc.org/news-media/call-for-applications-fsc-youth-correspondent-2017

Call for submissions - Second Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV, TB and the Law


The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, under the Africa Regional Grant on HIV: Removing Legal Barriers, will host the second Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV, TB and the Law on 3-4 August 2017 in Johannesburg,South Africa.

The first Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law called for evidence on the impact of laws,policies and practices on the lives of key populations and on universal access to HIV-related health care services. The second Africa Regional Dialogue will continue to identify key HIV, as well as TB, issues of critical concern. However, it will include a strong focus on understanding what has been done to follow up the recommendations from the first Africa Regional Dialogue, and what has worked to bring about change. The Dialogue would like to hear how laws and policies have changed, if at all and whether this changes lives; how education and training have helped to empower populations and to change attitudes, if at all and whether populations are better able to access support and mechanisms to enforce their rights.

The second Africa Regional Dialogue will bring together 140 government and civil society participants from across Africa to discuss progress on the implementation of the findings and recommendations of the Commission on HIV and the Law in the region, highlight issues and ongoing challenges and make strategic suggestions and recommendations on the way forward.

Read more: http://arasa.info/news/call-submissions-second-africa-regional-dialogue-hiv-tb-and-law/

Deadline: 12 June 2017

The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize


Calling for designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics to create a plastics system that works

WHY A PLASTICS RETHINK?

Love them or hate them, plastics are everywhere around us. In fact, demand for them is expected to double in the next 20 years. Yet our plastics system is broken. Only 14% is recycled, resulting in a loss of USD 80-120 billion per year to the global economy. Most plastic items are used only once before being discarded, often ending up polluting the environment. If nothing changes, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.

So, how do we fix this? If we want to free our ocean from plastics, we have to do more than just cleaning up beaches or removing plastic from the ocean. We have to fundamentally rethink the way we make, use and re-use plastics so that they don’t become waste in the first place. To do this, we need better materials, clever product designs and new, circular business models. That’s why we are calling for innovators, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs to find solutions that keep plastics in the economy, and out of the ocean.

UNU-INWEH Internship Programme

Are you a recent graduate or enrolled in a graduate program? Are you interested in making a difference in environmental research and policy? Do you have a commitment towards addressing issues of international importance related to water, environment and health? If so, then the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be for you!

Our interns have come from Canada, France, India, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the USA, and elsewhere. UNU-INWEH provides interns a chance to work in an international environment and experience first-hand the operations of the United Nations. In this volunteer program, interns interact with staff members and contribute towards UN water research and training projects conducted in developing countries. To see the kind of activities that interns get to contribute to, visit our Interns page. If you think that the UNU-INWEH Internship Programme could be your next step, please find out if you meet the eligibility requirements (below) and submit an application.

Interns are recruited through a competitive application process through (1) specific vacancy announcements (listed on the vacancies page) or (2) unsolicited applications (open). All interns are required to make a 3-month (minimum) to 6-month (maximum) full-time commitment.

Click here to find out more.

Apply Today to Report on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa

The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists to report on issues related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution across the African continent. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Applicants may propose any stories that relate to post-conflict peacebuilding. Topics might include but are not limited to:
  • leadership: local, national, individual and organizational;
  • human rights initiatives;
  • access to education, healthcare and judicial bodies;
  • status of marginalized communities and familial hierarchies;
  • women and gender;
  • violence and threats to safety and security;
  • power imbalances and early warning signs;
  • migration, land rights and borders;
  • opportunities created by shifting dynamics;
  • religion, culture and holistic reform;
  • climate change, food security and natural resources;
  • change-makers, creative approaches and conditions necessary for peace;
  • multi-country/cross- border solutions and strategic partnerships.
Read more: https://internationalreportingproject.org/stories/view/apply-today-to-report-on-peacebuilding-and-conflict-resolution

TWAS─C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research

The prize, named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao, carries a cash award of USD5,000 generously provided by Professor Rao. It is designed to honour TWAS Fellows from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.

Deadline: 26 June 2017

Potential candidates: TWAS Fellows from the Least Developed Countriest (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.

For more info, contact via email: [email protected]

Call: PhD (by Research) programme in Mathematics and Science Education

The African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) based at the University of Rwanda - College of Education (UR-CE) is pleased to invite applications from interested and qualified candidates for admission in the PhD (by Research) Programme in Mathematics and Science Education.

Click here to download & read more (PDF).

NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2018

These Scholarships are awarded to South African citizens, South African permanent residents as well as to a limited percentage of non-South African citizens registered at a South African public university for full-time studies. In addition, the NRF makes funds available to support a small number of scholarships for full-time Doctoral studies abroad, with the objective of increasing the number and quality of Doctoral graduates in South Africa.

If interested, please visit http://www.nrf.ac.za/content/nrf-freestanding-innovation-and-scarce-skills-masters-and-doctoral-scholarships-call-2018

Deadline: 21 July 2017

Call: Wits and ISS joint PhD Programme (w/ Fee Waivers for admitted applicants)

Call for PhD Candidates

ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme


The Wits School of Law and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) (Erasmus University Rotterdam) invites applications from prospective PhD applicants on a range of topics in international law, society and development such as:
  • Critical, development-oriented aspects of trade and investment
  • Socio-economic deprivation
  • Human rights and humanitarian law
  • Gender
  • Health and the environment
The ISS-Wits joint programme forms part of the ISS research group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ). Research performed by members of the group explores how and to what extent particular governance arrangements help or hinder the achievement of goals of social justice.

Applicants must be at entry-level for a PhD with an average of at least 70% in a Master’s degree within a relevant area.

Fee Waivers
Applicants who are successfully admitted to the programme will be waived of tuition fees from both ISS and Wits.

Application

Interested applicants may apply for entry into the ISS-Wits Joint PhD Programme by emailing the following to Ms Raquel McBride ([email protected]):
  1. An expression of interest that outlines the gist of the PhD study that you wish to undertake (approximately five pages in length excluding your preliminary bibliography);
  2. Academic transcript; and
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
Closing date: 15 June 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 June 2017.

Contact


Deeksha Bhana (Wits) at [email protected]

Jeff Handmaker (ISS) at [email protected]


For more details visit: www.iss.nl/jointwitsphd

- Source: https://www.wits.ac.za/law/news/wits-iss-phd

Call: SUA English and French Language Proficiency Courses

The Language Resource Centre (LRC) of Sokoine University of Agriculture invites applications for admission to the English and French Language Proficiency Courses which will be run at the LRC located at Solomon Mahlangu Campus of SUA.

These courses are for any clients who wish to build and improve their skills and proficiency in the two languages to the best and effective functional level in different communicative settings and for purposes such as general communication, business, employment, studies, tourism and hospitality, mass media, and development of other careers. The Centre provides participants with instructional and self-access learning opportunities through integrated technology-based resources to enable them to communicate confidently and effectively through spoken and written modes.

Course Duration
These courses will commence from Monday, the 3th of July 2017, and will run on modular basis for 12 weeks.

Course Fee structure
General clients: Tshs 300,000/= per one course for the entire period [clients registering for English and French will be charged at a discount rate of 500,000/= for both courses for the entire period]

SUA Staff: Tshs 280,000/= per one course for the entire period [clients registering for both English and French will be charged at a discount rate of 400,000/= for both courses for the entire period]

Students fee [all categories]: 160,000/= per one course for the entire period [students registering for English and French will be charged at a discount rate of 260,000/= for both courses for the entire period]

Registration fee: for general and SUA staff Tshs 20,000/=

Registration for students is free

Registration opens on the 1st of June and closes on the 25th June 2017

Mode of payment: Please, pay to the following account:

Bank Name:
CRDB Bank PLC

Acc Name:
SUA Internal Income Collection

Account Number:
0150076769867

Branch:
CRDB SUA Agency

Please submit your pay in slip to the Department of Language Studies at SMC Mazimbu or contact Madame Rose Baltazar at 0687886859 for registration purposes.

Source: http://www.suanet.ac.tz/index.php/270-allarticles/894-english-and-french-language-proficiency-courses-announcement

TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training

TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.

African Fact-Checking Awards

If you work for an African media house or are studying journalism at a journalism college on the continent, you can submit your report published or broadcast between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 that fact-checks an important claim made in public debate or the media.

More info at https://africacheck.org/how-to-fact-check/the-african-fact-checking-awards/

Deadline: 31 August 2017

2017 Global Health Reporting Contest

The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

Now in its fourth year, ICFJ’s 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest seeks to continue building on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the program will offer reporting grants to former contest winners with the aim of spurring additional high-quality storytelling on health topics.

Journalists in the targeted countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States and receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize high quality coverage of maternal and child health, as well as other urgent health matters such as diseases and vaccinations.

To qualify for the contest, stories must focus on key health topics in the journalists’ regions and be published, broadcasted, or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or sub-Saharan Africa between Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 and Monday, July 31st, 2017. The deadline for submitting stories is Monday, July 31st, 2017.

Contest topics may include (but is not limited to):
  • Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality;
  • Reducing disease transmission from mother to child;
  • Preventing malnutrition;
  • Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health;
  • Responses to the Ebola epidemic;
  • Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.
Journalists from each country must be employed by print, broadcast, or online media in order to qualify. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly in the region. Submissions will be accepted in English, French (Africa), Hindi (India), Mandarin/Cantonese (China), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation. Applicants may submit more than one entry.

Previous contests include the 2014 Global Health Reporting Contest, 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest, and 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest. This program is made possible with the support of Johnson & Johnson.

To submit your story to the contest, click here.

Source: https://www.icfj.org/our-work/2017-global-health-reporting-contest

Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art

The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2017. Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture and the wider University departments, to support a practice-based, innovative research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.

The Fellowships eligibility criteria are open to all ages and nationalities. Applicants should not be studying on a PhD.

For a full Stanley Picker Fellowship Description and information on how to apply click here.

Deadline for Applications: Midday (GMT) Monday 19 June 2017

Interviews: Week commencing 10 July 2017 (date to be confirmed)

Source: http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/may/09/stanley-picker-fellowships-design-fine-art/

Google for Entrepreneurs: Start-up founders from across Africa for a tour in Europe

Explore. Inspire. Grow

Grow your startup this summer on an adventure through 5 European tech cities!

Travel through a world of tech opportunities

Join fifteen elite start-up founders from across Africa to explore the incredible world of European start-up ecosystems through the eyes of the Google for Entrepreneurs partners in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris. Pitch to investors, explore global opportunities and learn from frontier markets.


Job: Emergency Response Manager

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Jun 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 the possibility of extension dependent on funding available

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 11th June 2017

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.


How to apply:

https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19242&company=PlanInt&userna...=

Job: Programme Officer Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP)

The Program Officer for Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP) is based in Tanzania, working closely with the Senior Program Officer and reporting to the DCoP and TB/HIV Specialist. He or she will ensure timely, high quality and effective delivery of the Key and Vulnerable Population Program Portfolio in compliance with the GF guidelines, approved performance framework and budgets. He or she will also be responsible for program progress updates of implementing CSOs as well as technical support and feedback to the implementing CSOs. This KP Portfolio which aims at scaling up interventions targeting key and Vulnerable Populations in Tanzanian Mainland, has an overall budget of roughly $300,000 over six months.

More info at https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/372

Closing date: Sunday 11 June 2017

Announcement & Call for Submissions: Big Data for Gender Challenge

What: Big Data for Gender Challenge to catalyze innovative solutions to fill global gender data gaps on the well-being of women and girls. Applicants can submit proposals for prizes of $100,000 or $50,000. Current doctoral students may also apply for a $25,000 dissertation grant.

Who: Researchers worldwide.

When: Applications Due: Friday, July 7, 2017

Finalist Video Interviews: July 24, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Winners Announced: September 2017

Research and Reports Due: September 2019

Find out mote by visiting http://data2x.org/big-data-gender-challenge