African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project postgraduate scholarships

African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) ABEM will build human and institutional capacity in Africa for needs-­based health technology research and development. The project will train postgraduate students with skills and specialisations not offered at their home institutions. Furthermore, it will support the development of biomedical engineering programmes that are being established, or have recently been established, at partner institutions and contribute toward harmonising biomedical engineering curricula across the continent. This will be achieved through the provision of scholarships to cover the full cost of mobility between African higher education institutions.

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

Positive Action for Children (PACF) scholarship for students from countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must
  • be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and
  • intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at the School; and
  • have 2 years experience working in any function (board, staff, volunteer etc.) within a grassroots community based organisation with a focus on HIV/AIDS and/or public health intervention. The selection committee consider a grassroots community organisation to be a non-profit group that work with local communities in delivering HIV/AIDS and/or public health interventions. Applications are encouraged from volunteers, youth group leaders, peer-support group leaders who are delivering locally based interventions.
  • confirm (by submitting an application for this scholarship) that s/he would not otherwise be able to pay for their proposed programme of study, and
  • agree to undertaking a 3 month placement with PACF, in their London office, during the summer (whilst simultaneously undertaking their MSc project); and
  • meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study, if short-listed; and
  • hold an offer of admission for 2018-19 for one of the following London-based MSc programmes of study:
  1. MSc Control of Infectious Diseases
  2. MSc Epidemiology
  3. MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing
  4. MSc Public Health
  5. MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health
  6. MSc Public Health for Development
More info at https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/pacf-scholarships-2018-19

The Gallifrey Scholarship for Social Enterprise

Funded by: An anonymous alumni donor.

Open to:

All successful MBA, EMBA and Sloan Masters applicants who have a background in social enterprise. Applications from women and/or candidates residing in Africa encouraged. Recipients of the award are expected to contribute to the School's future recruitment of other students from a similar background.

Award: One award of £20,000.

Application Format:

All candidates who receive an offer for the January 2018 intake of the Executive MBA will be automatically considered for this award.

More info at https://www.london.edu/programmes/masters-courses/executive-mba/fees-and-scholarships

Haven of Peace Academy merit scholarship (up to 100% of the tuition fees) for Tanzanian students

Haven of Peace Academy offers the opportunity for a small number of Tanzanian citizens to gain a merit scholarship worth up to 100% of the tuition fees for the school’s AS and A level programme.

For further details of the Grade 11 Merit Scholarship and the application process, please explore the following link http://www.hopac.sc.tz/for-future-parents-students/joining-hopac/scholarships

IFAD fellowships to promote research on “Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural economic activities in Africa”

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is calling applications from African students to apply for it’s a three-year research grant funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Up to 20 are available Fellowships to promote research on “youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

More info http://www.iita.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Announcement-CARE.pdf (PDF)

Job: Beyond the Grid Advisor - Tanzania

Tetra Tech, ES Inc., a subsidiary of Tetra Tech dedicated to international development, is recruiting for a Beyond the Grid (BTG) Advisor to support our Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATRP) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The BTG Advisor will provide guidance and support to BTG off-grid activities in Tanzania as required, and will conduct the following activities:
  • Oversee the delivery of current Work Plan activities, including the following:
  1. Distribution, retail and marketing-focused Technical Assistance to at least 5 solar home system (SHS) energy companies in Tanzania, including assessing potential demand and identifying potential partners for companies to reach these customers.
  2. Business-focused Technical Assistance (TA) to at least 5 solar home system (SHS) off-grid energy companies in Tanzania to help them develop and implement their business models, financial planning, access to finance, and distribution and retail strategies, and link them with relevant investors with suitable terms, including loan periods, interest rates and required collateral levels, and, if required, the provision of Technical Assistance on their mobile finance strategies.
  3. Provide Other Transaction Advisory Services as required, including the following:
  4. Identify new potential high-impact energy companies for support, determining financial viability of business plans and potential for USG assistance.
  5. Identify critical issues and problems for design and execution and assist in accelerating closure for off-grid energy companies, providing independent advice to Tanzanian government decision makers as needed to move closer to project milestones.
  6. Identify domestic and external financing sources and develop and maintain a database of available financing sources for off-grid energy companies, including investors, institutional investors, commercial banks and international finance institutions.
  7. Identify private sector stakeholders, including off-grid energy companies, distributors and others in the country and facilitate matchmaking between stakeholders.
  8. Maintain and update a database of off-grid energy company transactions and provides updates on transactions to Power Africa.
  9. Coordinate provision of technical assistance to off-grid energy companies with other donors to avoid duplication of efforts.
  10. Identify areas of support required by private sector that can be provided by Power Africa.
  • Candidate requirements:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, finance, economics, law, or a related field required; advanced degree preferred
  2. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience required, such as renewable energy technologies, mini grids, solar home systems or other relevant experience
  3. Minimum 8 years of overall prior experience in the energy or other relevant sector
  4. Experience and knowledge of critical issues related to renewable energy development in Africa.
  5. Good understanding the key issues and stakeholders involved in off grid energy project development is preferred.
  6. Experience with international donors and financial institutions (i.e. USAID, World Bank, AfDB, AFD) is preferred.
  7. English fluency is required
For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Request for Proposals Impact Grants: Gaining Insights from the Clinic

Goal
The goal of this RFP is to generate practical, implementable information that will facilitate the design and interpretation of broadly generalizable HIV cure clinical research.

Specific areas of interest

1. Identify pre-ATI predictors of post-treatment control (PTC) or delay to rebound

2. Diversify the HIV cure clinical study population

Funding Opportunities

1.1: Meta-analysis of data from completed clinical trials (1 year; Total Costs: $100,000)

1.2: Addition of study arm to an existing clinical trial (4 years; Total Costs: $300,000)

1.3: Addition of reservoir and outcome (PTC or delay to rebound) analyses to an existing clinical trial (4 years; Total Costs: $100,000)

2.1: Addition of a recruitment and retention intervention to an existing clinical trial (4 years; Total Costs: $50,000)

2.2: Characterization of clinical case studies (1 year; Total Costs: $75,000)

2.3: Characterization of the reservoir in LMIC settings (2 years; Total Costs: $50,000)

Eligibility

Researchers holding a doctoral degree and affiliated with a nonprofit research institution are eligible to apply. Areas of interest 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, and 2.2 are open to investigators from any region of the world. Area of interest 2.3 is open only to principal investigators based in low-, lower-middle-, or upper-middle-income economy countries as defined by the World Bank.


Registration Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Registration is REQUIRED (click here)

LOI Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Links to Additional Information about this RFP
Source: http://www.amfar.org/Impact-Grants-RFP/?tr=y&auid=17497258