Job: Catalytic Grants and Investment Specialist (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist you will:
  • Collaborate with the project team to design a grants and sub-contracting strategy and process that incorporates best practices for market systems development/ M4P programs and aligns with TechnoServe and funder policies.
  • Oversee the award process, including advertisement, an organization of technical review committees, documentation review, negotiations and selection of sub-awardees or sub-contractors. Provide technical leadership on the scope, duration, and size of awards.
  • Monitor partner performance and compliance, including conducting monitoring visits.
  • Identify performance and compliance issues and draft clear, comprehensive reports identifying issues and recommendations.
  • Identify gaps in operational procedures and bottlenecks that hinder program implementation in the field and achievement of program outcomes, and recommend solutions.
  • Provide technical assistance to partners to support compliance and optimal performance.
  • Ensure that funder and TechnoServe gender requirements are integrated into project awards.
  • Provide effective and ongoing reporting to the Team Leader on all matters relevant to the effective and efficient management of grant-related issues and donor relations.
  • Contribute to donor reporting.
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Job: Component Lead, Market Data & Skills Alignment (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to increase the labor market relevance of youth's vocational skills. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 1: Enhanced responsiveness, dynamism, and demand orientation of Tanzanian skills development system improve its labor market relevance.

As Component Lead for Market Data & Skills Alignment you will:
  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to increase labor market relevance of vocational skills development for rural Tanzanian youth, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Oversee regular analysis and dissemination of updated data on economic trends and their implications for skills demand, ensuring ease of use and utility for skills stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of and support skills stakeholders to digest and apply data in order to identify and prioritize vocational skills development in areas with sufficient absorption capacity and enhance the market relevance of skills provision.
  • Support coordination between public and private stakeholders, with the aim to develop synergies among actors and conditions for the improved market relevance of vocational skills development.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project's gender strategy
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Job: Partnerships Specialist (Central Corridor, Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Partnerships Lead will work closely with the program's Component Leads to drive cross-cutting strategy development and execution for activities that identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with partners within Tanzania's labor market system.

As Partnerships Lead you will:
  • Provide leadership over-identification, cultivation, and relationship management of diverse labor market system partners, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Develop systems and tools to methodically identify and vet local training partners, and map partners' needs and capabilities.
  • Develop a robust network of relationships with private sector partners, including employers and experts in needed technical skills areas. Promote and strengthen coordination between skills providers and private sector/market players at various levels (local, regional, national).
  • Develop and lead the presentation of basic business cases to incentivize labor market system actors to pilot and adopt desired behavior changes.
  • Foster partnerships with civil society and donor-funded initiatives focusing on youth training and employment creation to coordinate and leverage mutually beneficial efforts.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that partnerships reflect the project's gender strategy.
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Job: Monitoring & Results Measurement Specialist (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Monitoring & Results Measurement Specialist you will:
  • Lead and manage day-to-day monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of the SET project.
  • Be responsible for enabling evidence-based decision-making processes by program leadership, providing the necessary data, analysis and information to improve performance and effectiveness and informing planning and management decisions.
  • Develop and implement the project's M&E systems, including program monitoring and quality control systems, evaluation systems (e.g. baseline and other surveys), analytical planning processes, management of all project data, and oversight of third-party M&E service providers.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to project staff to ensure understanding and commitment to the project's M&E protocols. This may include frequent visits to the field to support staff in the implementation of M&E systems and identification of potential adaptations and improvements.
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic donor reports and materials to share learnings with other stakeholders.
  • Ensure all monitoring & evaluation data is gender-disaggregated, and develop systems to promote the project's gender strategy, review gender targets and make suggestions for course correction as necessary.
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Job: Component Lead, Agricultural Skills Provision (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to improve youth access to high-quality vocational skills development, with a focus on skills needed in Tanzania's agriculture sector. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 3: Skills providers are better able to address skills demand from both youth and the market so that more youth can profitably and innovatively get involved in agriculture.

As Component Lead for Agricultural Skills Provision you will:
  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to increase rural youth access to high-quality agricultural skills provision, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Identify, select, and support agricultural skills providers to develop short and innovative "all-inclusive" training courses dealing with soft, technical, and entrepreneurial skills, and facilitate linkages with market opportunities along the entire agriculture value chain from pre-production to post-processing (e.g. supplying, packaging, transport, customer care, marketing, etc.). These courses should be accessible for young women and men with lower education levels (e.g. those who have not completed Form 4) and identify and incorporate innovative technologies (i.e. IT and mobile systems) to help overcome costs and increase outreach and appeal.
  • Coordinate with fellow program staff to increase agricultural skills providers' awareness of the needs and skill requirements of agricultural employers and foster linkages to connect youth to employment opportunities.
  • Provide leadership over a pilot phase for the component (e.g. at regional level), in which to test and refine the approach before a wider roll-out.
  • Foster partnerships with initiatives focusing on employment creation to ensure that follow-up support (technical and financial) is available to youth once they complete the training.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project's gender strategy.
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Job: Component Lead, Institutional Training Quality (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to improve the quality of training of trainers in vocational skills development. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 2: Quality of training of vocational trainers is improved by enhancing the Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training Center's (MVTTC) capacities in service delivery and management.

As Component Lead for Institutional Training Quality you will:
  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to strengthen the institutional capacity of the MVTTC, contributing to the project's overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Strengthen MVTTC's capacity to identify training needs and address them through the development and provision of quality training products. Along with the improvement of service delivery, this will also require organizational strengthening.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project's gender strategy.
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Job: Communication and Knowledge Dissemination Specialist (Tanzania)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Communication & Knowledge Dissemination Specialist you will:
  • Develop and execute an innovative communications strategy that supports access to vocational skills development for youth (women in particular) and shares learnings with project stakeholders in the vocational skills and youth employment space.
  • Lead development and dissemination of project communication and marketing materials.
  • Collaborate closely with project staff to ensure that the communications strategy aligns with programmatic milestones and to generate knowledge about project learnings.
  • Regularly travel to the field to collect information, stories, and visuals for publication-quality impact stories, case studies, presentations and other compelling knowledge-sharing and communications materials.
  • Conduct media outreach (print, broadcast, and social media) to deliver messages about project goals, activities, and learnings with project beneficiaries, the general public and project stakeholders (government, the private sector, donors, NGOs, etc.).
  • Provide technical support to vocational skills providers on communications strategies.
  • Lead planning and execution of project events.
  • Contribute to periodic donor reports, including layout, editing, and formatting.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that the project's gender strategy is reflected in communications materials and events.
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VLIR-ICP Master's scholarships

Please check your eligibility before applying! You must meet the following two conditions in order to apply for the VLIR-ICP Master's Scholarships at KU Leuven.
  1. Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger
  2. Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
  3. Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
  • The applicant must be eligible for admittance to the selected Master programme at KU Leuven. Please click on each of the following five programmes offered at KU Leuven* to check the admission requirements for the programme of your choice: 
  1. Master of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies
  2. Master of Human Settlements
  3. Master of Food Technology
  4. ICP Master in Sustainable Development
  5. Master of Water Resources Engineering
More info at https://www.kuleuven.be/english/application/instructionsvliricp

Social Policy Specialist, NOC (TA), Zanzibar, Tanzania

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Social Policy Specialist is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy, from strategic planning and policy formulation to delivery of comprehensive and quality services and programmes for children. The Social Policy portfolio with UNICEF in Zanzibar includes the following main areas of work:
  1. Child Poverty, Child Rights Monitoring, and Data & Statistics. This comprises technical assistance to understanding the situation of children in Zanzibar and support to monitoring & evaluating policies, programmes, and services from a child rights and (multidimensional) child poverty perspective;
  2. Child-sensitive Social Protection. This comprises technical support to the implementation of Zanzibar’s social protection policy, linkages with basic social services, and enhancement of capacity of social protection service providers;
  3. Public Finance for Children. This comprises budget analysis and budget process support from a child perspective with the aim to enhance budget’s transparency, equity, effectiveness and efficiency to achieve results for children;
  4. Decentralisation and Local Governance. This comprises technical support to the on-going decentralisation by devolution process in Zanzibar and its relevance for children.
More info at https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/305570

Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships

The Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested female students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology. Recognizing an under-representation of women in under-graduate and advanced STEM-related areas of study, booking.com aims to ensure equal access and opportunity for all in the technology sector. The TU Delft, in particular TU Delft | Global Initiative, aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

Booking.com and TU Delft | Global Initiative offer five Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships for female students interested in ICT. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

More info at https://www.tudelft.nl/en/education/practical-matters/scholarships/bookingcom-delft-global-scholarships/

Essay competition – what’s your big idea for girls in Africa?

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA – What are the ways in which African leaders can harness the power of girls in Africa? How can we use this power to transform Africa’s future? The ONE Campaign wants to hear your ideas.

The anti-poverty organisation is inviting young Africans to submit a 500-word essay answering the question, “What one big idea should African leaders implement that will harness the power of the continent’s girls to transform all our futures?The essay competition is part of the organisation’s efforts to call on African leaders to invest in the continent’s youth, particularly girls, to achieve a demographic dividend.

51 million girls in Africa didn’t go to school, or walked long distances in dangerous conditions to get there, or sit in a classroom without a teacher or textbooks. Without investments for girls left out of school, Africa will not achieve its full potential.

The winner will join ONE at the African Union Summit in January 2018 to encourage African leaders to adopt strategic recommendation under the AU’s theme, “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in Youth”.

Competition rules
  • The competition is open to African youth aged between 18 and 35.
  • Entries should not exceed 500 words and must be submitted by November 17, 2017. No submission fees apply.
  • The winner(s) will be notified by e-mail and will be chosen at the sole and absolute discretion of ONE.
How to Enter

Entries are made by completing an online form available here.

You can get more information on the ONE website.

Master the Mainframe - Call for applications

The largest student mainframe competition in the world has returned for its 13th year in a row with new prizes and new challenges for students around the world.

Win prizes while gaining unique skills that will land you a career in Fortune 500 companies around the world! No experience needed!!

Register now and start the challenges today! Click here.

Call for Submissions: Young African Artists

The Mastercard Foundation is an independent, private foundation headquartered in Canada. Our work, which focuses on Africa, aims to spur prosperity by promoting education and the inclusion of people in financial systems. We are hosting an open call for submissions of artwork, to be licensed for reproduction in print and digital publications, that will communicate the dynamism and diversity of African youth.

We invite young visual artists (ages 18–35) who live or do most of their work in Africa to submit examples of their art in response to the following question: click here.