Traineeship at the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division (five positions)

Qualifications: Candidates who meet the following mandatory requirements:
  • A Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international politics, international law, humanitarian action, development, peace/conflict studies, etc.).
  • Knowledge or good understanding of at least one of the regions and issues from a humanitarian perspective.
  • Excellent English and a good command of at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Minimum of 6 months full-time prior experience with an international organisation, an NGO or within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and no more than 2 years of relevant experience.
  • A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and/or the ICRC.
  • A demonstrated interest in international affairs and diplomacy.
  • Available for 1 year, starting in either January, February or March 2018.
If you do not fulfil the conditions above, your application will not be considered.

More info at https://www.icrc.org

Deadline for the receipt of applications is 07.08.2017

Call: Young Journalist Award 2017


The competition is open to journalists aged 30 or under from countries with a gross national income per capita of less than $20,000. Those who meet the criteria are welcome to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions, which is Friday 18 August, 2017. They can be in any format — print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination of all four.

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Deadline: 18 August, 2017

Scholarships to study Online at University of South Wales

Receive 50% up to 80% Scholarship to study one of the online bachelors or masters programmes at University of South Wales.

The UNICAF Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students the opportunity to further their education, by earning internationally recognised qualifications, at low cost, through online study, or through blended learning (only available for UNICAF University programmes).

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E4J call for proposals: funding for the development of non-electronic games


UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is currently accepting applications for funding from institutions that are interested in creating non-electronic games to educate secondary level students (aged 13-18) on the issues of crime prevention, criminal justice and other rule of law aspects. Civil society organizations, academic and/or research institutions may apply for a grant of up to USD 10,000. Applicants from any region of the world may apply. The resources shall be used by the successful candidates for the development and testing of non-electronic games and should involve secondary level students as well as educators in the process. The deadline for submission of proposals is 6 August 2017.

Proposals should focus on at least one of the following issues:
  • Crime prevention and criminal justice;
  • Corruption;
  • Organized crime;
  • Human trafficking and migrant smuggling;
  • Firearms;
  • Cybercrime; and
  • Terrorism.
Through this grants scheme, E4J will promote the cooperation between organizations, students and educators to come up with innovative tools to teach on and learn about these issues. Although individuals are ineligible to apply, UNODC suggests that applicants involve game developers in the design process.

Prospective applicants will find additional information in the documents listed below:

Call for proposals

Concept note template

Full proposal template

Budget template

Job: Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator will lead efforts to pilot and scale up the use of the MyWORTH app across our WORTH Savings groups. In short, we want to get the app onto phones and the phones into the hands of our savings group members, with training and support to ensure the app’s success.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator must be a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal and managerial skills, and a commitment to mobile technology. S/he will manage and be responsible for ensuring effective high-quality implementation of economic strengthening interventions for participants in the pilot phase of a new app to accompany Pact’s signature WORTH program.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the number of devices procured and distributed to the WORTH participants; ensuring the participants are trained effectively; and monitoring the usage of the MyWORTH app and comparing savings rates between those with the app and those without.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator will have day-to-day responsibility for monitoring implementation, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives. Project oversight will include but is not limited to: managing daily project activities to ensure the project accomplishes its deliverables with high impact, logistics and operations, budget approval; as well as monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities.

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Deadline: 19 Aug 2017

Job: Programme Manager – Early Childhood Development

Overall responsibility for CiC-TZ ECD programming performance against the results framework, rooted in effective results-based management approach and high standard of internal and external reporting processes.

Ensure CiC-TZ programming meets high technical standards of ECD, and demonstrates a cycle of continuous reflection, learning and development of our early childhood development programming.

Management and capacity-building support of local implementing CSO partners, supporting partner organisational development and ECD programming technical capacity.

Strategic responsibility for integration of ECD programming into local government processes, including supporting medium-term planning and costing in line with national policies.

Ensure a high level of accountability in programmes finances management and results-oriented performance management of programmes team.

Develop and effectively work in strategic partnerships at national-level across government, development partners and civil society to advance ECD agenda in Tanzania, and ensure CiC-TZ ECD programming well-positioned, relevant and evolving.

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Tuesday 8th August 2017.

Job: Research and Learning Manager, Institutions for Inclusive Development

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is seeking a Research and Learning Manager for an exciting new programme in Tanzania. Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), just starting its implementation phase and running until 2021, is applying new and innovative approaches to contribute to a version of Tanzanian development that benefits the largest number of people possible - including the poor and most vulnerable in society - through better public services and improved jobs and income. The programme is designed to address some of the fundamental governance challenges for inclusive development: underlying governance relationships, and systematic failures in policy formulation and administration. The strategy for doing this will be to bring stakeholders together to help coordinate and act more effectively in their collective interest, supporting the emergence of coalitions around specific issues relevant to improving inclusive growth and service delivery in Tanzania. Political stakeholders are particularly important in these equations, and I4ID will support elected representatives who are interested to deliver developmental improvements for their constituents, and help them work with others from public, private and civil society sectors towards more strategic solutions to addressing selected issues through policy change and institutional reform.

The main objective of this position will be to lead on the design and implementation of work under the research and learning component, developing and implementing strategies, work plans, budgets, and generally overseeing the programme's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning platform. He/she will be responsible for managing relationships with local research partners, and working with programme consortium partners and consultants providing inputs relating to M&E, research and learning.

The position requires a multitude of competencies, and it will offer a great variety of experience and opportunities working with some leading international and national experts and practitioners.
  • Leads on the development of robust and evidence-informed Theories of Change (ToCs) across the programme, and ensures the ToCs, Results Frameworks and Indicators Sheets are regularly reviewed and updated in response to learning through implementation
  • Development and oversight of Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management systems, and overseeing facilitated learning on all I4ID programme components.
  • Supports the design and implementation of issue scoping studies and other research
  • Coaches and mentors members of I4ID staff on M&E, KM and learning components
  • Leads on managing relationships with local research partners, including CSOs and think tanks
  • Works with other team members in documenting programme lesson learning and supports the team in reflecting on and adapting lessons learnt
  • Works with research partners, media partners, and others to disseminate and communicate the lessons emerging from the programme
  • Leads the preparation of monitoring data for quarterly, annual and VFM reports. Ensure that routine MEL data collection tools allow and support gender disaggregated data, and that MEL reporting reflects this
  • Works with the other senior team members of I4ID to oversee the work of short-term advisors, contractors, and partners, including developing TORs, providing quality assurance, etc.
  • Ensures delivery to the TL of means of verification for all milestones and MEL indicators
  • Ensures that GESI principles are built into the design of all I4ID studies and that the development of data collection tools, selection of respondents, and data analysis factor in GESI principles
  • Ensures that I4ID learning shared with external audiences and the public in general reflects the unique perspectives and contexts of poor and vulnerable citizens
  • Line manager for the M&E Officer
Essential:
  • Master's degree in development studies, social science, statistics, or another relevant subject
  • Ideally at least 10 years of experience of working on monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Demonstrable understanding of and interest in politics and governance issues in Tanzania
  • Strong track record of leading on research work, particularly using qualitative research methodologies and secondary analysis of existing literature
  • Experience managing other MEL consultants and research teams
  • Familiarity with MEL concepts and processes preferred by DFID (i.e. theories of change, logframes, MEL strategy development)
  • Good analytical ability and report writing skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
Desired:
  • Familiarity with outcome mapping and/or contribution analysis strongly desired
Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: tclick here.

Job: Program Director, Tanzania

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Sep 2017

The Program Director(PD) reports to the Country Director (who is based in Dar es Salaam) and will have overall leadership for the programmatic implementation of the FFE3 program for school feeding, agriculture, health and education and the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation portfolio. The PD will also have oversight for day to day operations of the Mara Region Offices. She/He will also provide leadership for PCI Tanzania’s innovation and program quality initiatives, and provide management support to other projects coming online in the region. The PD will be based in Mara Region, in the Musoma PCI office and will travel to Dar es Salaam occasionally.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Management
  • Leads a team of over 50 people implementing the FFE3, Women Empowered (voluntary savings and loan) and any new programs based in Mara Region Tanzania.
  • Provides overall technical guidance and leadership for delivering results in all programs in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Coordinates with leads of assigned projects in developing annual detailed implementation plans, quality management plans, standard operating guidelines, synergy indicators and frequent progress review process.
  • In collaboration with program leads, identifies, designs and delivers staff training to meet project needs.
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance:
  1. Manage budget planning and its timely, sound and efficient implementation
  2. Coordinates finance and procurement processes with respective Program Team Leads
  3. Facilitate program-finance linkages
  • Ensures projects procurement plans and purchases are developed in a timely manner, meets programs plans and budgets working closely with the Acquisitions Officer Facilitate learning across projects and scaling up of best practices
  • Facilitate regular coordination meetings between program staff and MLE, focusing on meeting goals, continuous improvement and encouraging documentation
To apply: click here.