Job - Temporary Appointment: Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist, P3, Kibondo, Tanzania

PURPOSE

To co-lead the UNHCR-led CPWGs and provide technical support to UNICEF programming priorities in both the refugee and host communities. Specifically to:
  • Provide technical leadership to support the effective operationalization of the CPWGs in ensuring a full, efficient and timely child protection response;
  • Provide monitoring, guidance and technical support to implementing partners working in the three (3) camps on case management for children with protection concerns, including support for the deployment of Government SWOs, foster care placement/alternative care arrangements, community based psychosocial support services, outreach programming for children and adolescents, and the operationalization of CPMIS;
  • With respect to the UN Joint Programme to Kigoma and the VAWC theme, provide monitoring, guidance, and technical support to the Kigoma Region District Councils in strengthening the child protection system in refugee hosting districts and ensuring linkages between the district government and camped based child protection interventions.
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Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

Job: Director of the Rift Valley Children’s Village

Position Summary

As our Director of the Children’s Village, you will be one of two top leaders for TCF living at the Children’s Village. Peter Mmassy, co-founder of the Children’s Village will be responsible for strategic vision, expansion of existing programs and the overall education of the children. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff and the welfare of the children at the Children’s Village. You will be a critical communication liaison between TCF’s Board, TCF’s U.S. office and the Village. You will also play an important role in ensuring responsible use of donor funds, and cultivating donor and volunteer support.

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Closing date: 08 Sep 2017

Job: Chief of Party/Principal Investigator FHI 360

Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective team-work;
  • Guarantees the efficient and effective use of the resources to reach the desired results of the project, monitoring the work plans, budgets and finances, in accordance with the procedures of the donor (CDC);
  • Coordinates and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work plans, budgets, and annual progress reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID;
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with the local USAID Mission as well as with the national programs and other consortium partners;
  • Ensures high technical standards are used to guide the technical and programmatic aspects of work plans and activities;
  • Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to CDC and FHI 360 as required;
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters;
  • Establishes annual work plans, project teams, and SOPs to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies;
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity;
  • Establishes, serves, and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters;
  • Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies;
  • Train, monitor and mentor quality assessors and technical assistance providers in accordance with international laboratory standards;
  • Leads the preparation of quality management system and laboratory improvements at project-supported laboratories;
  • Prepare reports/action plans and lead the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives;
  • Leads the team in laboratory strengthening and continuous improvement activities and trainings to build laboratory capacity and quality with reference to accepted standards and guidelines.
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Closing date: 09 Sep 2017

2018 Applications Materials for the Advocacy Fellows Programs

Now accepting applications. Deadline is Friday, 8 September 2017

Download the Advocacy Fellows Program Application and Supporting Materials
Fellows Program Information Call

Join an informational conference call to learn more about the program and ask questions directly to those who lead the program and/or have been a part of it on Thursday, August 10 at 8am New York / 9am Rio / 2pm Johannesburg / 3pm Nairobi / 6pm Mumbai.

Register for the call here.

More Information

Read more about the Fellows alumni and their projects. And check out issues of Spotlight for a flavor of the Advocacy Fellows life.

Send questions to [email protected]

Source: http://www.avac.org/fellows-application-materials

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ideas (opening Summer 2017), as well as a path for Ventures (check back in January 2018). In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the EBPC attracts innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues, Pre-K through adult education, and social or for-profit ventures.


Deadline: September 12

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists 2018–2019 AY

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Types of scholarship
  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
  • Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. 
  • Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. Only those who have already been awarded a place to study may apply. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.
More info at https://www.sbfi.admin.ch

Chevening Scholarship

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships are open.

Click here for details.

Applications close on 7 November 2017.

Waislitz Global Citizen Award

The Waislitz Global Citizen Award, an annual cash prize of $100,000 presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, recognizes the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty.

Recipients are selected based on individual merit in four key areas:
  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: How does the nominee embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
  • IMPACT: What is the nominee’s track record of reducing extreme poverty?
  • INNOVATION: How has the nominee brought new thinking to overcoming the challenge of ending extreme poverty?
  • POTENTIAL: How would this award enable/support the nominee to scale or improve their work? How would the nominee use the funding?
More info at https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/awards/waislitz-award

Norbert Zongo investigative Journalism award 7th édition is lunched

The Norbert Zongo investigative prize is an award of excellence to reward the best works of investigative journalism.The Prize is opened to all the professional journalists of Africa regularly employed in press or collaborating with African press.

Works must be published or broadcast between May 3, 2015 and May 3, 2017

The competition will be in three categories : News Papers, Radio and Television.
Newspapers - send the original and a copy of the story.
Television - send 2 DVD copies of the story or a file.
Radio - send 2 audio CDs of the story or a file.

Click here to find out more.

Deadline: August 30, 2017

Postdoctoral African Fellowship in hydro-economics

REACH is launching a call for proposals for an African postdoctoral fellowship in hydro economics. Up to £60,000 of funding will be available until March 2019 for a researcher to help us deliver improved water security in Sub-Saharan Africa by investigating what evidence exists for water-related economic drag in Ethiopia’s highly significant Awash basin. The Fellow will contribute to answering this question by designing and undertaking independent research to develop a hydro economic/optimization tool/model that is useable by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity and the Awash Basin Authority.

More info at http://reachwater.org.uk/funding/postdoctoral-african-fellowship

Deadline: 11 September 2017

ICANN61 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

ICANN opened the Fellowship program application round for individuals interested in attending ICANN61. The Public Meeting takes place from 10–15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The deadline to apply is 15 September 2017. Successful candidates will be announced on 1 December 2017 on https://icann.org

ICANN Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN's work in policymaking, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the program is to help create a more diverse and a broader base of knowledgeable constituents who can engage in the ICANN multistakeholder process and become the new voices of experience in their regions and on the global stage.

Since its creation in 2007, the Fellowship Program has built a strong group of individuals who are actively participating in ICANN communities and in other Internet governance entities within the Internet ecosystem. Participation covers a range of activities:
  • Writing articles and blogs
  • Giving online or in-person public comments about bottom-up policymaking
  • Participating in Internet conferences and panel discussions
  • Joining working groups
  • Mentoring newcomers
  • Assisting our regional leaders
  • Becoming leaders themselves
Click here for more information.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Ochberg Fellowship Guidelines

The Ochberg Fellowships are open to outstanding journalists (with at least five years experience) working across all media.

Past Fellows have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations. Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.

Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and digital reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of professional journalism experience are eligible to apply. Approximately half of the Fellows will be based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.

More info at https://dartcenter.org/ochberg-fellowship-guidelines

This 2017 online application deadline is Friday September 22, 2017

ACLS African Humanities Program

These will be the last competitions of the ten-year program supported by Carnegie Corporation. 
  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing.
  • Applicants for Dissertation-Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.
  • Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the PhD no more than eight years ago.
  • Projects must be in the humanities and must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. AHP fellowships may not be used for travel outside the continent.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by November 2, 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected]

2018 Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2018 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.

More info at https://www.gob.mx

Clean Energy Wire CLEW call for applications

Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative reporting projects. We will support collaborative media teams from at least two different countries, on stories with international significance.

More info at https://www.cleanenergywire.org

The application deadline is 15 September 2017.

Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships

The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany.

We hold the application process twice a year. The application deadline is 1 March and 31 August. Please note: We only accept online applications. The application portal will be opened about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

More info at https://www.boell.de/en/scholarships-application

AAUW’s International Fellowship

AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates). Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

More info at http://www.aauw.org

Deadline: Applications for AAUW International Fellowships are open August 1–December 1

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest 2017

The United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) and Sophia University are, once again, co-organizing the student photo contest on SDGs with special cooperation from Getty Images Japan. 

This contest aims to encourage students to “reflect on sustainable development from his or her own perspective, express it through a photo, and share it with others.” We welcome photos that tell a story; they may come in a journalistic form, presenting a clear problem, or may be abstract and creative, representing your ideas and thoughts. What can you do to change the world? How will the SDGs influence the way you think or act? How can you inform your friends, family, and community members of social issues and prompt them to take action? The answers to these questions will become key to achieving the SDGs. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and apply.

Eligibility:

University students, junior college students, postgraduate students, vocational school students. All nationalities are welcome. Residence in Japan is not required. Please note that interested persons who are employees or staff members of the contest’s organisers (UNIC Tokyo, Sophia University), special cooperating company (Getty Images), or other cooperating companies are not eligible to participate in the contest.
*All participants will be asked to submit their Student ID for verification at a later time.

More info at https://communityassignments.gettyimages.com

Deadline: Wednesday 30 August 2017 23:59

Africa Programme Intern at Chatham House

The Africa Programme at Chatham House is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in African affairs who would like to gain valuable work experience in a policy institute.

This internship is an opportunity to gain insight into one of the world's leading independent centres for practical policy research and debate on the politics and international relations of sub-Saharan African states. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the Chatham House Africa Programme team and gain valuable experience from supporting its current projects and activities.

For more information about the Africa Programme please see the relevant pages on the website.
Applicants should have:
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in international relations, development studies, politics, or related field;
  • Demonstrable interest in African affairs;
  • Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Other information

Although flexible, we are ideally looking for someone who is able to commit 3 -4 days a week.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship. However, travel expenses to and from work within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed for the days worked. Lunch will also be provided in the staff canteen.

Application details

To apply please send a CV, covering letter, a writing sample and the names of two referees to:

Eugénie McLachlan
Programme Administrator, Africa Programme
[email protected]

Start date: 11 September 2017
End Date: 15 December 2017
Closing date for applications: 27 August 2017
Interview Period: 6-8 September 2017

Short video contest - 2017 International African Economic Forum


Short video contest

The 2017 International African Economic Forum will be held in Paris on October 4th 2017, gathering OECD officials and African policy makers, private sector, academia and civil society leaders. Following this year's theme, "Entrepreneurs and industrialisation in Africa", young entrepreneurs from Africa are invited to take part in a video contest for the chance to win a trip to Paris, to participate in the Forum and to present their video!

The Challenge

The Challenge is to make a short video (3 minutes maximum), that addresses the theme Entrepreneurs in Africa: What does it mean to be an entrepreneur in Africa today? What are your views on the future of entrepreneurs in your country? What are the difficulties that you encounter and what policies would help your enterprise? What does your day-to-day life look like as an entrepreneur in your country?

To participate


You must be between 18-35 years old, and a resident in Africa during the period of this competition (31 July 2017 to 4 October 2017)

In order to send your video, you must complete and submit this electronic Registration Form (which will include a link to your video on YouTube).

The deadline is 4 September 2017, at 00:00 (Paris time). Any Registration Forms received after this date will not be considered for a prize, under any circumstances.

For more details, terms and conditions, please click here

SUA job: Laboratory Attendant (Sample Collector)

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the Vacant positions at SUA APOPO RODENT RESEARCH PROJECT.

SUA job: Accountant II at IRPM & BTD-Rat Tech

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position under The African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Rodent Pest Management and Biosensor Technology Development (IRPM & BTD-Rat Tech) based at Sokoine University of Agriculture.