International VELUX Award for students of architecture


The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight - to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.

The award runs every second year and it is one of the most important global student competitions of its kind. The International VELUX Award 2018 is launching now! Prepare your project team, connect with your teacher and get ready for registration in September 2017.

The Global Leaders Fellowship

The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master's and doctoral) who have applied to the George Washington University for Fall 2018 admission. (Current GW graduate students are not eligible for this fellowship). The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries, returning to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at GW.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country.

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Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship

10 awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries registering for taught Masters programmes at Malaysia Campus in areas related to science, technology and education, including the following courses:
To apply, follow this link http://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/Fees-and-Scholarships/Scholarships/sponsor-information/DevelopingSolutions.aspx

Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize

About the CSV Prize

We established the CSV Prize to reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value. We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested either as a pilot study or at a small scale; that demonstrate positive social and environmental impact; and that need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, to help them expand and achieve financial sustainability. The winners share CHF 500'000 in prize money.

To apply for the 2018 CSV Prize, please click here.

Call for nominations: Grinnell Prize

Since 2011 the Grinnell Prize has exemplified Grinnell College’s commitment to supporting and inspiring innovative social change makers throughout the world. Winners of the Prize become part of a network of passionate visionaries who are both effecting change themselves and inspiring future generations to do the same.

More info at http://www.grinnell.edu/grinnellprize/nominations

Nominate a Young Global Leader

Selection Criteria:

· To be eligible for the Young Global Leaders Class of 2019, the candidate must have been born on or after 1 January, 1980.

· He/she has a recognized record of extraordinary achievement and a proven track record of substantial leadership experience. Typically, this means 5-15 years of outstanding professional work experience and a clear indication of playing a substantial leadership role for the rest of his or her career.

· He/she has demonstrated a personal commitment to serve society at large through exceptional contributions and a deep ethical fiber, and has earned significant trust at both local and global levels.

· He/she has an impeccable record in the public eye and good standing in his/her community, as well as show great self-awareness and a desire for learning.

· Candidates from the business sector must be responsible for the full operation of a qualifying corporation or division and must hold one of the following titles: President, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Managing Partner or Publisher, or equivalent of any of the above. If the company is a Member or Partner of the World Economic Forum, the candidate requires the approval of the CEO or Chairman of the Board of the respective company.

· Companies, organizations and entities can only nominate one candidate from the qualifying company every two years.

· Kindly note that self-nominations are not accepted.

More info at https://www.weforum.org/pages/nominate-a-young-global-leader

2017 Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

Marine plastic is an economic, environmental, human health and aesthetic problem posing a multi-dimensional challenge to humanity, often compared to climate change in terms of impact, breadth and complexity. A challenge of this magnitude has already inspired a global surge in search for solutions.

In order to accelerate the search for solutions, UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic™ are launching a Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge to engage university students and faculties in a solutions-oriented effort to help solve the global marine litter problem.

One winner in each category will be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California, (March 12-16, 2018) . Winners will have the chance to present their ideas at the conference and gain entry into the Think Beyond Plastic annual acceleration program.

To participate, students need to be enrolled in university as of June 2017, be supported by a faculty member, and submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: (click the following link to open) https://www.thinkbeyondplastic.com/marineplasticsinnovationchallenge

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are five- to six-week academic programs for foreign undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 25 designed to improve their understanding of the United States and to develop their leadership skills. Institutes include a four-week academic residency consisting of interactive classroom activities, discussions, lectures, readings, site visits, and workshops; one week of educational travel to a different region of the United States; leadership skills building activities; community service; and opportunities to interact with their American peers on a college campus. Each Institute includes approximately 20 participants from selected countries. In 2017, the following themes will be offered for a total of 19 student leader programs:
PROGRAM LENGTH: 5 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 and have at least one semester left of college or university
  • Demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Have little or no prior travel or study experience in the United States
  • Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa
Prospective participants should contact the Public Affairs Section of their local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information about 2017 Institutes. U.S. Embassies manage the nomination of candidates, as well as organize participants' visa interviews and international travel to the United States. In some countries, candidates may also be selected by a binational Fulbright Commission.

Esprit 2018 Commercial Pharmaceuticals Leadership Development Programme-Africa

Basic qualifications: 

• MBA.
• Experience in commercial area, passionate about sales and marketing.
• Strong interest to develop career in healthcare industry.
• Track record of taking accountability in both team and individual situations.
• Ability to work in multinational environment, across cultures and in matrix environment.
• Evidence of bringing innovative thinking and an ability to act as a change agent.
• Proven accelerated development in career to date.
• Eligibility to live and work in the country for which you are applying. This will be checked during the recruitment process.
• Fluency in your native language and English, both written and spoken.
• Flexibility, adaptability and highly mobile; you must be willing to move and work in any of the countries where GSK operates.

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Deadline: 6th October 2017.

Job: Business Development Manager - Plan, Tanzania

Organization: Plan

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 24 Sep 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity:

As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for the growth and diversification of grant income portfolio for Plan International Tanzania by strategically engaging with Plan International’s National Offices, strengthening donor relations particularly in Tanzania.

You will provide strategic leadership of the Business Development and Grants department through design, review and execution of the Resource Mobilization Strategy.

You will be responsible for leading the Business Development and Grants team during end to end acquisition processes, as well as lead all new project start up processes, overall grants compliance management and smooth closeout of grant projects while working closely with the program team

You will form a part of the Country Management Team (CMT) and will be expected work very collaboratively with other CMT members to meet the country objectives.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and exciting role, you will require demonstrable knowledge of the donor landscape in Tanzania, have hands on skills in proposal writing/packaging and submission processes, Project start up expertise and experience, overall grants management, capacity building of staff and project close out processes and experience in grants acquisition/management in disaster response settings. Ability to develop/manage and large and complex budgets will be critical as well.

Demonstrable knowledge key issues in development regarding Global Goals such as (SDGs),CEDAW and UNCRC particularly around child rights with a focus on girls will be desirable

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and public speaking.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people. We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Tanzania

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 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://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=22721&company=PlanInt&username=