KCMC UCo scholarship for MSc Anatomy, MSc Physiology, MSc Biochemistry, MMED Pathology, MMED Microbiology & Immunology

KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 
‘A constituent College of Tumaini University Makumira' 

Scholarship announcement for 

MSc Anatomy, MSc Physiology, MSc Biochemistry, MMED Pathology, MMED Microbiology & Immunology 

Background 

KCMUCo is pleased to announce scholarships for Tanzanians who are interested in pursuing Master of Science Programme in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry as well as MMED in Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology. The college will sponsor candidates with admission in the named programs in any East African University (Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda)

Eligibility criteria

  1.  All applicants must have MD/ MBChB or equivalent as first degree 
  2. Had a minimum pass of B+ grade in the subject aspire to pursue 
  3. Had overall minimum pass of B or GPA of 3.5 
  4. The last university degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application 
  5. Applicant must have admission offer from any recognized university in east Africa or official letter showing communication with the college that assures possible admission. 
  6. Personal motivation of the candidates as demonstrated by their personal statements and responses during interview 
  7. In addition applicants should be willing to remain and work at KCMC after completion of their study

Application procedure: 

Deadline for submission for scholarship application is 30th March 2018. You may submit your application electronically by scanning all required documents and send as attachments by email at: [email protected] or to [email protected] Documents to be included in the application

  • Certified copies of certificates for university first degree, A level and O level 
  • Certified copies of transcripts for university first degree , 
  • Certified copies of transcripts for ‘A' level and ‘O' level secondary schools 
  • CV (maximum 2 pages) 
  • Names and contact information for two referees 
  • Motivation letter describing why you wish to undertake this fellowship and how this will help your career (maximum one page)

Selection procedure: 

Shortlisting 

Applications will be reviewed according to eligibility criteria listed in this call. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview on the 15th April 2018. Final selection of the candidate will be determined by the interview. For any questions contact: [email protected] or our Admission officer Mr Victor Selengia at [email protected]

3. Duration of the scholarship The awards are available for up to a maximum of two years. The scholarship is initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual academic progress.

4. Value of the scholarship KCMUCo will pay tuition fees and research funds to the university according to the submitted fees structure and a monthly stipend to the scholarship holder, covering cost of living including accommodation. KCMUCo rates will apply for the monthly stipend

Source: http://kcmuco.ac.tz

Scholarship Programme for Young African Researchers

Coimbra Group Universities have been providing, since 2008, young researchers from universities in Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to spend a short period (generally 1 to 3 months) at a Coimbra Group University to carry out part of their research there.

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN

Eligibility criteria and list of participating universities
APPLY HERE

Eligible countries: all African countries except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia (applicants from these countries are eligible under the Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from the European Neighbourhood).

Deadline for applications: 16 March 2018 midnight (Brussels time)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE APPLYING

1 - Applicants should provide the name and contact details of an academic supervisor in the receiving Coimbra Group University who will supervise their work during their stay abroad. If you do not have any contacts, we suggest you visit the website of your chosen institution or get in touch with the contact person whose email address is indicated in the brochure. The Coimbra Group Office is not in the position to provide assistance in this.

2 - All applicants are requested to provide a letter/e-mail of acceptance (to be submitted together with your application) written by the academic supervisor or the administrative unit of the host university where you would like to carry out the proposed working plan. The letter should state that the supervisor is willing to work with you in case you obtain a Coimbra Group Scholarship.

3 - Applicants can select one institution only. Multiple applications from the same candidate will be rejected.

4 - Please fill in your application form only when you have all the data available (i.e. name of and letter of acceptance by supervisor at Coimbra Group University, etc.). Incomplete applications will be rejected, no exceptions will be made.

5 - The dates of your stay should be agreed upon between the applicant and the academic supervisor at the Coimbra Group University. Typically this will be during the academic year 2018/2019.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award three US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.

Requirements
  • To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must:
  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
More info at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspxzxazz

DAAD/IPSS scholarships for PhD candidates

The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind.

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) is proud to announce that it has won four PhD scholarships in the framework of the DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Ethiopia. The Institute is now accepting applications to two PhD programmes: Regular Programme in Peace and Security Studies and Joint Programme in Global and Area Studies (with a special emphasis in peace and security studies).

The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind. The In-Country/In-Region Scholarships for Eastern Africa are designed to increase student mobility in a country/region and increase the number of knowledge sharing between universities in one country/region.

Application requirements:
Applicants must provide the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarships:
  • A signed curriculum vitae
  • A recommendation letter from university lecturer
  • Letter of admission from AAU
  • Certified copies of university degree certificates (including transcript)s
  • Letter of motivation
  • Detailed and precise PhD proposal, including detailed work and timetable (if applicable: mention the planned research stay in Germany)
  • Abstract of the proposal on one page (please include name and title of proposal)
  • Special considerations are applicable to female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions.
Click here to download the call for applications.

Application procedure and deadline:
The required documents should be sent to Dr. Fana Gebresenbet ([email protected]) no later than 23 February 2018.

Direct any queries to Dr. Fana Gebresenbet ([email protected]).

Source: http://www.ipss-addis.org

Dalhousie University: General Entrance Award for prospective undergraduate students

General Entrance Award program (Deadline: March 1)

For full consideration for entrance awards, students admitted to Dalhousie directly from high school must apply for the general entrance award program. By completing this single application, students are considered for the large majority of our entrance scholarships and bursaries. A select number of available awards still require separate application (see below).

Volunteer: Office & Finance Manager for Maasai School in rural Tanzania (with stipend)

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for an Office & Finance Manager to manage the financial, administrative and human resource operations of the organization and The Mungere School. The Office & Finance Manager coordinates the daily functions of the organizational office in Tanzania, while liaising with operations in the United States, and provide support for administrative and school operations.

Job Periods:
May 15 - December 15, 2018 (7 months)* OR
November 1, 2018 - June 15, 2019 (7 months)*

*7-month minimum commitment, 1 yr+ preferred; ability to combine terms to extend service
Stipend USD $300 per month living stipend + free accommodation, orientation and training

Volunteer: Biology Teacher for Maasai School in rural Tanzania

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for a Biology Teacher to instruct beginning, intermediate and advanced Biology science courses to Forms I - V at The Mungere School.

Mungere students live in a remote community, where English is rarely spoken and primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is in English medium and the language barrier can be a significant obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to actively participate in Biology classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills.

Volunteer: Farm Manager & Researcher for Maasai School in rural Tanzania

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates the Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.

Farm Manager & Researcher

As a rural institution, the Mungere School manages its own on-campus farm to provide a sustainable and nutritious meal program for students. The program currently serves over 240 meals daily and will grow to serve over 650 meals daily at full capacity. The position will supervise one assistant, coordinate work parties, research local practices while exploring both modern and proven farming techniques, and manage the 21,000 square foot farm.

Volunteer Period

July 15 - December 9, 2018 (4 months)

Responsibilities
  • Supervise, direct and coordinate worker activities, such as planting, irrigation, fertilizer application, harvesting and record-keeping
  • Analyze program need and conditions to determine crop and acreage allocations and coordinate growing activities
  • Conduct research and liaise with local agricultural institutions to determine best practices
  • Maintain records information, such as production, farm management practices, and parent stock, and prepare financial and operational reports
  • Determine procedural changes in allocation, product use and storage for greater efficiency and accuracy
  • Analyze soil to determine type and quantity of fertilizer required for maximum production
  • Purchase equipment and supplies, and inspect and maintain equipment to ensure proper functioning
  • Enforce safety regulations
Qualifications
  • 2+ years of work experience with demonstrated passion for agricultural development
  • Agricultural research and/or farming experience; apiary skills a plus
  • Strong data analysis skills including Excel
  • Experience traveling, living abroad preferred
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing institution combine leadership skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service
How We Pitch In:
  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing (communal)
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions
How You Pitch In:
  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses (US$200-300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, visas (between US$200-800), and immunizations
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer conduct and safety policy
Work, with a side of Adventure

As you experience life in a remote Maasai community and explore Tanzania's scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with Tanzania and its people.

Mungere Village is nestled in Africa's Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

To learn more, visit www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer

BENEFITS

Training Provided
Housing Available
Language/Cultural Support Available

WE WELCOME
International Volunteers

HOW TO APPLY
Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to [email protected]

Volunteer: Communications & Media Manager for School/NGO in rural Tanzania, With Stipend

Working alongside the Development Director and Executive Director, the Communications & Media Manager will assist in telling the story of Red Sweater Project and The Mungere School through the lens of a local presence in Tanzania. Critical in being the eyes and ears on the ground, the position will be an important part in helping breathe life into the stories and success of the program.

The position’s main focus is content generation and stories, creating and managing a body of content that can be effectively leveraged and shared to a broader support network of the Red Sweater Project using multiple platforms including e-newsletters, websites and social media. This position is best suited for an outgoing personality; a candidate who will get to know closely students, staff, volunteers and local community members.

Click here for more.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager at Pathfinder International – Tanzania

Pathfinder Tanzania is looking for a person with excellent technical skills in monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health, family, family planning, gender-based violence and violence against children and integrated PHE projects. He/she will manage a medium-sized team tasked with performance monitoring, assessments, evaluations, implementation science and research. He/she will support project managers in data analysis, and data use for decision making at Pathfinder. He/she will work with other business units globally to develop and institutionalize standards, guidelines, processes, procedures and protocols for conducting MEL activities. He/she will develop tools for data collection and tools for communicating results and impact.

Click here for more.

Black Panther’ is fiction, but characters have a lot in common with these real-life people: T’Challa — Julius Nyerere

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa; Julius Nyerere Marvel Studios; Associated Press/IMDb; AP
In T’Challa, actor Chadwick Boseman plays a classic hero role as the young, aspirational and reluctant ruler of Wakanda who assumes the thrown after his father’s assassination in a previous Marvel movie.

The superpowers bestowed to T’Challa from his country’s sacred heart-shaped herb and high-tech suit don’t make him anywhere near as strong as, say, the Hulk, but he doesn’t need the extra strength. T’Challa’s already worth more than $90 trillion and is easily the wealthiest character in any comic book, including Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, and DC Comics’ brooding billionaire Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. That hefty net worth comes from his country’s unlimited supply of the extremely rare and fictional precious metal, Vibranium (it’s the stuff used to make Captain America’s unbreakable shield).

With advanced degrees in physics, engineering and economics, T’Challa’s intelligence rivals the smartest people in the Marvel universe and, like Batman, he has mastered pretty much every martial art on the planet.

In his Wakandan homeland, however, the Black Panther selflessly rules a staunchly independent, hidden nation that’s based entirely on African tradition and culture. Carr said that sounds a lot like what the late president Julius Nyerere tried to do when he helped found the east African nation of Tanzania in 1964.

The region formerly known as Tanganyika was previously colonized by Germany before the end of WWII. Afterward, the United Nations took control of the country and delegated sovereignty to the British.

Around that time, the Democratic ideals of the UN made colonialism a shameful geo-political taboo. Black and brown people around the globe more fiercely demanded their countries’ independence. Nyerere, then a political leader, was one of them.

He helped his country’s nationalists found the Tanganyika African National Union in 1954. He used his diplomatic skills to negotiate the union of Tanganyika and the neighboring island of Zanzibar to form the multi-racial republic now known as Tanzania.

Like T’Challa’s ancestors in Black Panther, Nyerere united the varying political factions of his nation to form one political party under the principle of “Ujamaa,” a form of socialism that translates to “familyhood” in English.

Unlike Wakanda, however, today Tanzania ranks among the world’s least developed countries, with rampant food instability and poverty, in addition to environmental and health challenges.

These problems stem largely from the country’s long history of political corruption, despite its founding dignitary’s esteemed international reputation for unquestionable integrity, according to Carr.

Unlike many post-colonial African leaders, Nyerere voluntarily ended his role as prime minister of Tanzania after 21 years in 1985. He died in 1999.

“The closest notion you may get for a real-life Wakanda today was what they tried to do in Tanzania,” Carr said. “Nyerere believed African culture had the answer to solve Africa’s political problems. He tried to make that real in a country. He was incorruptible. That’s the reason he was universally beloved.”

Read the full article at https://mic.com

Job: Data Manager - IMR - Amani Centre, Muheza Tanga

Qualifications :
  • BSc in Statistics/Biostatistics & Mathematics (with at least upper second class)
  • MSC (an added advantage)
  • Experience in statistics, handling and managing complex project data/dataset. 
When: Needed immediately

Soft copy application (CV and copies of certificates) send to the Director's email: [email protected]

Call for DELTAS Africa - 2018 SS Africa SSACAB PhD fellowships in Biostatistics

Call for DELTAS Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) PhD fellowships in Biostatistics for 2018 Academic Year

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PhD SCHOLARSHIPS - 31ST MARCH 2018 

DESCRIPTION

The Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) training, a consortium of twenty African and northern institutions with the University of the Witwatersrand as the lead; and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programmes, Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Northumbria University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as co-applicants, has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust/AESA through the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS Africa). The full list of participating institutions is listed below. The funding will cover fellows undertaking a PhD programme in Biostatistics in participating training institutions to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers, with an ultimate goal of creating research nodes of excellence to grow the discipline and a biostatistical network to nurture researchers with advanced skills and expertise. The consortium is therefore calling for full time scholarship applications for PhD degrees.

The PhD scholarships are open to candidates with strong background in Statistics, Mathematics, Demography and any other quantitative fields, including competent candidates from the lab/health fields such as biomedical sciences, pharmacy, medicine who may benefit from a postgraduate course in biostatistics. The potential fellows should have applied for a place at one of the postgraduate biostatistics degree programmes being offered by partner institutions. 

*****Former DELTAS Africa SSACAB fellows who were recently awarded or have completed an MSc in Biostatistics Degree are encouraged to apply. Being a former SSACAB Fellow will be an added advantage and is subject to the quality and merit of the application.*****

This PhD degree programme focuses on quantitative research in health-related fields with the aim of developing a career in Biostatistics, which is a growing field in low and middle-income countries due to increased biomedical research. Therefore, the goal of this financial support is to enhance Biostatistical graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers and practitioners in low and middle-income countries.

PhD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE – 31st MARCH 2018

ELIGIBILITY 

The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle-income countries in the Sub-Saharan African Region that are resident in the region. http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups#Sub_Saharan_Africa partnering institutions in the consortium.

Applicants should normally be under 40 years for the PhD Programme. 

Applicants should meet each of the separate University’s admission requirements for the PhD degree before applying for the fellowship.  

THE PhD SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE 

The scheme will provide full scholarships for 4 PhD Fellows in the 2018 academic year and covers the following:
  1. Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance 
  2. A monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses 
  3. Reasonable support for the PhD research project and supervision 
  4. Bench fees to research institution hosting the PhD student 
  5. Travel costs to and from academic training institution and the host research institution
ADDITIONAL PhD SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Applications must include research questions based on data from a recognised Research Institution, have a co-supervisor from that institution and or from an academic training institution. Potential PhD scholarship applicants should provide the academic training institution: 
  1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae including relevant research and work experience 
  2. Letter of motivation explaining why you want to pursue a PhD in biostatistics
  3. Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates 
  4. A concept note, not exceeding 5 pages, outlining the proposed area of research 
  5. A sample of written academic work of which the applicant is the primary author e.g. Masters’ research report or a journal article 
  6. A letter from the proposed research institution supervisor indicating willingness to supervise
  7. Evidence of acceptance or application to study Biostatistics at a partner institution
  8. Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly to the training institution  
PhD scholarships will be given to candidates who are likely to strengthen the SSACAB institutions either as academic staff members or affiliation to research institution within the consortium. Awarded Fellows will be tracked with the new SSACAB alumni to increase their visibility and to monitor the impact of the programme.

HOW TO APPLY 

The application process is two-fold:
  • Applications for places should be made to the preferred host training institution. Institutions and their contact persons are listed below.
A. UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG: 
Institutional lead: Prof. Tobias Chirwa: [email protected]
Contact for PhD enquiries: Mr. Paul Bohloko: [email protected] Please access the following website for more details: http://www.wits.ac.za

B. UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA: 
Institutional lead: Prof. Henry Mwambi: [email protected] 
Contact for PhD enquiries: Ms. Christel Barnard: [email protected] If your supervisor will be based at the Pietermaritzburg Campus or Mrs Shereen Marimuthu: [email protected] If your supervisor will be based at the Westville Campus in Durban. Note: The PhD programme at UKZN will be by research and thesis

C. UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI, MALAWI
Institutional lead: Dr. Jupiter Simbeye: [email protected] 
Contact for PhD enquiries: Dr. Jupiter Simbeye: [email protected] Please access the following website for additional information: http://www.science.chanco.unima.mw 

D. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA 
Institutional lead: Prof. Patrick Weke: [email protected]
Contact for PhD enquiries: Dr. Nelson Owuor Onyango: [email protected] 

E. KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, TANZANIA
Institutional lead: Dr. Michael Johnson Mahande: [email protected] Contact for PhD enquires: Mr. Victor Selengia: [email protected]

F. STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY 
Institutional lead: Prof Taryn Young: [email protected] 
Contact for PhD enquiries: Esterhuizen, ME, Mev: [email protected] Please access the following website for more details: http://www.cebhc.co.za/ 

Call for Applications: CARTA 2018/2019 PhD Fellowships

CARTA is accepting applications for the next cohort of fellows. The collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health is open to staff of these participating institutions here and here.

Applications are accepted from any discipline, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues in Africa.

CARTA plans to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships for the 2018/2019 academic year. The fellowship, which is tenable at one of the participating African universities, includes the cost of fellows’ participation in the Joint Advanced Seminars; a modest monthly stipend; small grants for research activities; a laptop loaded with relevant software; funds for travel to conferences, as well as costs for participating in joint program activities. The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years.

This program has been developed in response to the great challenges faced by Africa’s institutions of higher education in addressing the training and retention of the next generation of academics in the region. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Specifically, CARTA seeks to fund candidates who will be future leaders in their institutions; that is, young, capable, and committed individuals who, in time, will ensure that their universities will be the institutions of choice for future generations of academics and university administrators wishing to make a positive impact on public and population health in Africa.

Eligibility:
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Prior admission into a PhD program is not required for application but awards are contingent on such admission being obtained at one of the participating African universities.
  • Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions.
  • Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health.
  • Fellowships are only open to people who have not yet registered for a PhD or are in the very early stages (first year) of the PhD program.
  • Applicants must commit to participation in all four annual residential Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes), and to engage in inter-seminar activities designed to keep fellows actively engaged and in continual communication with peers and mentors.
  • Male applicants must be under the age of 40 years and female applicants under the age 45 years by April 15, 2018.
Application Procedure:
  • Contact the CARTA focal person at your institution to discuss your interest and obtain application materials. The application form is available here CARTA-Fellowship-Application-Form-2018.
  • Applicants are expected to submit application forms by April 15, 2018 to the Focal Persons at partner institutions WITH A COPY TO THE SECRETARIAT ([email protected])
Application deadline: April 15, 2018

Finance Manager, Tanzania - PCI

The Mara Regional Finance Manager will provide day to day financial support and oversight to the PCI/Tanzania project staff at the Regional office based in Musoma. The Mara Regional Finance Manager will report to the Program Director and technically to Director of Finance & Administration. The position is based in Musoma.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Facilitate Payments
  • Oversee the petty cash management by Finance Associate/Assistant,
  • Oversee and review payment requests and petty cash vouchers
  • Ensure vendor payments are processed in a timely and organized manner and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Oversee payment of various participants allowances into various trainings/meetings/workshops/warehouse activities by ensuring compliance to process and procedures.
  • Institute a risk mitigation towards ghost payments in the field by establishing spot check of all field-based payments.
For more info / application, please click here.

Please apply by 23 Feb 2018

Maasai’s name and print have long been treated as free-to-use. That stops now. You Have to Pay


[...]

The red-checked prints and fine beadwork for which the Tanzania and southern Kenya-based people are known appeared in Thakoon’s womenswear collection right around the same time as Jones’ debut. The group’s signatures found their way onto shirts and trousers by Ralph Lauren, goods bearing Diane Von Furstenberg and Calvin Klein tags, and even on Land Rover cars.

The problem: The Maasai never authorized any of these uses and the group has tired of brands – an estimated 1,000-plus companies, including a handful of multi-national giants, in recent years – "profiting at their expense.” And these profits, according to Light Years Intellectual Property, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that pioneers public interest intellectual property (“IP”) issues, are sizable; companies have sold billions of dollars of goods that make use of the Maasai’s IP.

[...]

Intellectual Property’s founder Ron Layton, who specializes in advising developing world organizations on copyrights, patents, and trademarks, told the Financial Times, “If someone were using Taylor Swift’s image, she would ask for at least 5 per cent [of the retail sales] and she would get it.”

Unlike Taylor Swift’s name and Burberry’s checkered pattern, though, the Maasai’s name and print have long been treated as free-to-use. That stops now.

With the help of Layton, the Maasai have struck their first deal. Koy Clothing, a United Kingdom-based retail company, has agreed to pay a license to the Maasai for garments that make use of Maasai-inspired designs.

Read the full article at thefashionlaw.com

USA issues ultimatum to 3 African countries on banning used clothes


After two years of mounting pressure on defiant Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the United States has given these East African countries a one-week ultimatum to reverse their ban on used clothes imports or face trade sanctions.

The acting head of economic and regional affairs at the Africa Bureau of the US State Department, Harry Sullivan issued the ultimatum on Thursday ahead of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit in Kampala, Uganda next week.

“I believe the results of the meeting next week will determine how we proceed. While we understand the East African Community’s desire to build a domestic textile sector, we firmly believe the EAC ban on imports of used clothing will not achieve that,” he was quoted by regional news portal The EastAfrican.

The six-nation EAC comprising of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan decided to fully ban imported second-hand clothes and shoes by 2019, arguing that it would help member countries boost domestic clothes manufacturing.

As signatories to the AGOA trade programme which offers them duty-free access to the United States, their decision violates the conditions including eliminating barriers to U.S. trade and investment, among others.

The United States was petitioned by the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) which complained that the ban “imposed significant hardship” on the U.S. used-clothing industry and violated AGOA rules.

Kenya withdrew its decision to ban used clothes after threats by the United States to review trade benefits which Kenya was a major beneficiary. The other countries did not budge.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame had stated that his country will proceed with the ban on used clothes and will choose to grow its local textile industry at the expense of being a member of the AGOA.

Uganda and Rwanda have already raised taxes for used clothes and offered incentives to manufacturers to invest in their local textile industry.

Sullivan told reporters that “the EAC are saying to consumers of used clothing we are going to take this choice away from you and you will not have access to this market anymore. We question whether consumers of used clothing will be able to afford the new apparel being made in the East African Community market.”

U.S. imports from Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda totalled $43 million in 2016, up from $33 million in 2015 while exports were $281 million in 2016, up from $257 million in 2015.

Internship Opportunity at Mobisol, Tanzania

An internship at Mobisol Tanzania is a great opportunity to start your career in an international company. Interns join us regularly for a period of three to six months. During your internship, you will have the opportunity to learn about different departments and processes at Mobisol Tanzania, and afterwards contribute to the work of one specific team.

YOUR TASKS

The tasks during your internship depend on your level of experience, your skills and interests, and the current needs of the team you are supporting. The first weeks of your placement, you will observe and learn from different Mobisol colleagues on-the-job. Once you are fit to take over own responsibilities, your supervisor will design a list of activities with you.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
  • Degree of a university, vocational school or a comparable education institution
  • Practical work or project experience in your field of studies
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications like Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Good level of English and Swahili
  • Interest in the solar sector and the work of Mobisol
  • Reliability and commitment to the assigned tasks
  • Ability to learn fast, and to ask good questions
YOUR PERSPECTIVE

An internship at Mobisol offers you the chance to join a global player in the off-grid energy market. You will not only learn a lot about solar energy, customer relationships and electrification, but also experience a fast-paced, structured and professional work environment. You will be part of an outstanding international, highly motivated team of individuals who combine professional expertise with personal passion. Although internships do not automatically lead to an employment contract in the future, it is a great chance for you to prove yourself, and maybe establish a life-long connection to the Mobisol family!

HOW TO APPLY
  • If you feel you would be the perfect next intern for us, please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below.
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Job: Chief of Party - Market Systems Development,Tanzania

The Dar es Salaam Urban Jobs (DAR) programme is a market systems development programme that aims to catalyse sustainable change in sectors that have the potential to generate jobs and incomes for thousands of poor people, particularly women and youth. The programme will commence with activities in the manufacturing, waste and childcare sectors.

The programme will design and implement interventions that address constraints to the development in these sectors. In the DAR context, these constraints include; lack of access to affordable finance and business services; skills gaps; lack of access to technology; high transport costs;lack of access to commercial land and an unsupportive business environment, particularly for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

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A $10,000 prize "Don't Lose the Plot" inspiring youth in East Africa to pursue agribusiness entrepreneurship

Former reality show contestant Leah Wangari shows cabbages at an agricultural training farm in Limuru, near the capital Nairobi, in Kenya. An unusual new reality TV show backed by the U.S. government is the first of its kind in Africa, training young adults from Kenya and neighboring Tanzania in farming and giving them plots to cultivate, with a $10,000 prize for the most productive.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
By The Associated Press (via)

NAIROBI, Kenya — As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure.

Born and raised in Kenya's skyscraper-filled capital, Nairobi, the 28-year-old said farming had been the last thing on her mind. The decision to drop agriculture classes haunted her later, when her efforts in agribusiness investing while running a fashion venture failed.

Clueless, she made her way to an unusual new reality TV show, the first of its kind in Africa. "Don't Lose the Plot," backed by the U.S. government, trains contestants from Kenya and neighboring Tanzania and gives them plots to cultivate, with a $10,000 prize for the most productive. The goal: Prove to young people that agriculture can be fun and profitable.

"Being in reality TV was like the best feeling ever, like a dream come true for me," Wangari said. But she found it exhausting. As callouses built up on her hands, her friends made bets that she wouldn't succeed.

"Don't Lose the Plot" is aimed at inspiring youth in East Africa to pursue agribusiness entrepreneurship. Producers said the show wants to demystify the barriers to starting a small business and challenge the prejudices against farming-related careers, even as many youths flee rural areas for urban ones.

"What we hope to achieve ... is first to show people that you can make money out of farming, to change the age profile of farmers in Africa from 60 to the youth. And the next thing we want to do is to show farmers, young farmers, that they can use their mobile and technology in order to farm and achieve their goals," producer Patricia Gichinga said. The show also offers training via online platforms and text message.

Attracting people to agriculture is no small challenge in Africa, where a booming young population is often put off by the image of punishing work and poor, weather-beaten farmers.

Africa has over 60 percent of the world's fertile but uncultivated land while importing $35 billion to $50 billion in food per year, the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa says . Weak or corrupt land governance is a challenge, as well as conflict.

Yields for major crops remain low compared to other regions of the world. Change must come by empowering the smallholder farmers who produce 80 percent of the food consumed on the continent, the organization says.

Now Wangari is one of them. After placing second in "Don't Lose the Plot," she became a full-time mushroom farmer.

In a damp structure of mud and clay on the outskirts of Nairobi, she has harvested her first crop and is preparing for her second. She had expected to make a $2,500 profit but took in $1,000 instead after mites from a nearby chicken house invaded and lowered her yield.

The Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme

African Leadership University (ALU) is proud to partner with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) to launch the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba.

President Mandela firmly believed in the transformative power of education and its ability to bring dignity, self-actualization, and prosperity to Africans. Throughout his presidency and after, he dedicated much of his efforts to ensure that children from all walks of life had equal access to education, regardless of their economic background. The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by identifying 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU. These students will benefit from a scholarship and unparalleled opportunities for leadership development.

More info / Apply at https://mcs.alueducation.com

Job: Chief of Party, Nutrition Activity Program - Tanzania

Save the Children is seeking a senior level Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sector Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The COP will be responsible for the overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the program focused on improving the nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women in Tanzania. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to implement a solid approach to achieving measurable results by strengthening the institutional capacity of government and local NGOs working at the national level to develop, implement, and sustain a national multi-sectoral nutrition program.

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Job: Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation

Save the Children seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for providing technical guidance on project activities including surveillance and surveys, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), targeted evaluations, information systems, and relating data to program planning. The incumbent will serve as a key M&E expert and primary contact for M&E strategies and implementation for this integrated program. S/he will provide advice, guidance, and coordination to SC and consortium partners, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC).

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Job: Advisor, Nutrition

Save the Children seeks a Nutrition Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The Nutrition Advisor will be responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and technical implementation of innovative integrated nutrition and social behavior change communication (SBCC) activities in the target areas. This senior-level nutrition and SBCC technical expert will build capacity of local staff in SBCC and nutrition throughout project design and implementation. The Nutrition Advisor will also work closely with the monitoring and evaluation specialist to ensure progress is being achieved towards nutrition targets.

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Job: Finance Director

Save the Children seeks a Finance Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial and administrative management and compliance, as well as other operational duties. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP) s/he will provide day-to-day financial technical assistance to the COP for the administration of the grant. S/he will ensure strict adherences to financial regulations and grant compliance requirements during the implementation of the grant. S/he will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting for both the prime recipient and any sub-awards.

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Deputy Chief of Party, Finance and Operations - Tanzania

Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Finance and Operations for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity titled, Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. This five-year program will be focused on improving the nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women in Tanzania. In addition, the staff will also work closely to support the government of Tanzania and local NGOs working at the district, ward, facility, and community levels to improve nutrition-related behaviors within households by promoting evidence-based nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions.

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Job: Tanzania Country Director and Clinical Training Project Manager

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment

Place of Assignment: Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to project sites)

Start of duties: as soon as possible, with a certain flexibility

Organization:

SolidarMed is a non-profit organization committed to improving the health of disadvantaged people in rural Sub-Saharan Africa through a combination of clinical and public health interventions. We work with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities. Scientific evidence and policy dialogue are the foundation and objective of our work.

Program Tanzania:

In Tanzania, SolidarMed implements a thriving health program consisting of three pillars: (1) Quality of care with focus on maternal and child health, HIV and TB; (2) Human resources for health (3) Community based health.

SolidarMed promotes implementation research to inform policy dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The position comprises both the management of the Edgar Maranta and Lugala Schools of Nursing collaboration project, and the coordination of the country program.

Key responsibilities as country director:
  • Assume overall responsibility for the monitoring, reporting, budgeting, and annual planning of the country program; proactively look for new partners
  • Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program
  • Support and supervise the project managers, promote project steering based on data
  • Oversee SolidarMed’s administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)
  • Contribute to program and project development
  • Engage in local fundraising (in Tanzania)
  • Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, implementation research and policy dialogue
  • Collaborate with national and international project and research partners, donors, stakeholders, SolidarMed head office, e.g. Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences
  • Direct clinical work is not required; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for interested candidates
Key responsibilities as project manager
  • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta and Lugala School of Nursing”
  • Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule
  • Lead the development of the next phase of the project in collaboration with the partners and SolidarMed head office
  • Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation
To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and/or MPH/health economics
  • Good understanding or clinical experience in maternal and child health, and infectious diseases
  • Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Applied experience in project cycle management, logframe and project development
  • Good writing and reporting skills in English
  • Interest in implementation research and innovation
  • Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team
Language skills
  • Excellent English (written and spoken)
  • Basic Kiswahili. If not spoken: readiness to learn
  • German would be an asset
Offer
  • SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards, professional development opportunities and stimulating linkages with competence and academic networks
  • A professionally run, innovative health program in a rural African setting with a committed team and flat hierarchies
  • Semi-urban African setting; family posting possible; English Medium Primary and Secondary School
Application
  • Please send your application with CV and a short letter of motivation to: [email protected]
  • Deadline for application: 05 March 2018
  • Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference “Tanzania Country Director and Clinical Training Project Manager”
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview
  • Further information can be obtained by calling Mrs Dr.Pfeiffer at SolidarMed or sending an email to [email protected]
  • Please also indicate how you heard about the job posting (if internet please mention which site)

Job: Program Manager, Tanzania MASS II

Since 2001, Dexis has provided innovative management solutions for a secure and prosperous world. In the last three years alone, Dexis has worked in 90 countries supporting critical missions of agencies in the global development and security assistance space. With triple digit growth in recent years, Dexis was ranked in the top 10 consulting firms by funding at the US Agency for International Development in FY16 and FY17. Dexis was also among the highest rated employers on Glassdoor, where many of its 250-plus employees cited a people-centered leadership and culture as the main drivers to its success.

Dexis is seeking a Program Manager for the Management and Administrative Support Services Phase II (MASS II) contract with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania Mission. The work location for this position will be in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities
  • Direct and oversee the program, ensuring that all program strategic objectives are met through proper detailed component planning, staffing, and results-driven implementation
  • Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability
  • Responsible for ensuring that the program is implemented according to its design, quality standards, and schedule 
  • Seek opportunities for improving and streamlining administrative management policies and procedures governing the functions of the EXO. This includes assistance, as requested by the COR or CO in addressing the MMA recommendations
  • Analyze implementation of USAID/Tanzania’s administrative management policies, regulations and procedures and provide concrete and detailed, written recommendations for improvement
Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree and seven years of relevant work experience in combination of management and administration, finance, accounting, IT program and contract management, organizational development, knowledge management and/or related field (preferably a portion of which was with the U.S. Federal Government
  • Successful experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and management skills 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English 
Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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Job: Country Project Manager - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS)

About the Nutrition Programme:

Iron deficiency, anemia and nutritional disorders seriously affect the health and economic well-being of young people globally. These issues disproportionally affect the most vulnerable groups in societies and a larger proportion of girls and young women than men.

WAGGGS has formed a strategic partnership with Nutritional International, a Canadian non-governmental organisation (NGO), focused on nutrition interventions. This partnership aims to deliver a programme to improve the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour around nutrition among girls and young women. It aims to support them to positively influence their families and communities through non-formal education, local, national and global advocacy.

The ultimate aim is to create greater focus, attention and access to information on nutritional needs for our members globally. This pilot programme runs until October 2019 and will be delivered in partnership with our Member Organisations in Bangladesh, Madagascar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

About the Role:


This is an exciting opportunity to provide scope, develop a project plan and manage the implementation of the WAGGGS Nutrition Programme in Tanzania.

In this role, as part of the project management team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day budget management of the project and ensuring regular reporting.

About You:


As the successful candidate, you will lead on the development and delivery of the Nutrition Programme in one of the five countries, ensuring the programme is adapted to national context and the needs of the Member Organisation (MO).

You will be adept at working closely with MO leadership, leaders, Girl Guides and the WAGGGS Global Programmes Department.

What you can expect from us:
  • 31 days holiday allowance
  • 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution
How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack, submit your covering letter and CV via our recruitment portal-

https://www.wagggs.org/en/jobs-opportunities/country-project-manager/

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team ([email protected]) to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies:


We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you.

Job: Urban Expert - IPE Triple Line

Job Description

IPE Global Limited (IPE Global) is an international development consulting group, based in Delhi, providing expert technical assistance and solutions for equitable development and sustainable growth in developing countries, including East Africa.

Together with the Springfield Centre and our local Tanzanian partner, we are currently recruiting for a forthcoming urban jobs programme in Dar es Salaam. The objective of the programme is to create employment and increased incomes for poor people in Dar es Salaam, with a particular focus on women and youth. The programme is designed to achieve this by applying a market systems development approach to improving the competitiveness and performance of 3 priority sectors: light manufacturing; solid waste management and child care services.

We are looking for dynamic, enterprising team players for both full-time and part-time roles who can commit to working with us over the 5-year duration of the programme and who can complement our existing in-house expertise. We offer competitive salaries, an innovative and exciting working culture, and an opportunity to make a positive impact on the city of Dar es Salaam.

Interested candidates to apply on [email protected]

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (MEL) - International Executive Service Corps (IESC)

Job Description

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist (MEL)

Reporting to: Chief of Party (CoP)

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with about 40% travel time to the Regions

Background

IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US based not-for-profit with a focus on supporting private enterprise in developing countries. We have worked in partnership with local people in 130 countries – mainly with the generous support of USAID – designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry.

The Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth Through Investment and Enterprise Program (ENGINE) is a USAID-funded initiative that aims to increase private sector investment in the southern agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro, and Iringa, and in Zanzibar. Utilizing a diverse database of highly-skilled volunteer experts, the program will promote changes in policy that create a more inclusive business environment with the Government of Tanzania, facilitate an open and competitive grants process to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and increase the capacity of microfinance institutions to reach greater numbers of customers and loan money more effectively through mobile applications. Through these initiatives, ENGINE will ensure that resources and investment opportunities are available to our local partners (governments, business development services) to create a shared commitment to successful outcomes and sustainable solutions.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist ensures that ENGINE has a sound monitoring and evaluation system that is synchronized with IESC’s MEL systems and global indicators, as well as those required by USAID. The MEL Specialist ensures that there is a reliable, up-to-date repository of information of all program work and is responsible for the timely and accurate production of MEL-related content in program reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Overall
  • Guide and finalize program’s technical deliverables related to monitoring and evaluation and learning, including written input to all relevant program reports such as Quarterly and Final Reports, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan, and its revisions, etc;
  • Ensure program monitoring and evaluation adheres to policies and practices in accordance with IESC program manual and practices;
  • Takes the lead in responding to all USAID Data Quality Assessments and other external reviews and verifications of program MEL activities;
  • Regularly report to the CoP and the IESC MEL Director;
Monitoring
  • Coordinate ongoing ENGINE data collection and data management process, including ensuring that all data collection forms and tools remain effective and the program database is always updated and accurate;
  • Train program staff and partners on roles, responsibilities, and timing of M&E operations;
  • Manage an effective data verification and follow up process. Ensure data quality and integrity by periodically conducting spot checks and/or phone calls and/or field visits to verify data and/or investigate any data anomalies;
  • Organize and facilitate focus groups as needed for data validation or qualitative analysis;
  • Provide support to the Program team to improve partner reporting procedures;
  • Provide technical training and mentoring of Field Monitors tasked with monitoring activities in the field.
  • Support program teams to ensure indicators are linked to appropriate evidence/backup within the database;
Evaluations
  • Lead coordination with evaluation or assessment team commissioned by the Mission for performance evaluations and/or data quality assessments (DQAs)
Learning
  • Work closely with the Communications and Outreach Specialist to communicate and promote project results to IESC staff, donors, partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Support the IESC HO MEL Director by ensuring that Chief of Party and project staff understand their roles and responsibilities in using data to make decisions or course corrections;
  • Support the Chief of Party in facilitating internal reflection meetings amongst program staff to review progress against targets and discuss likely reasons why (or why not) things are progressing;
  • Facilitate learning of partner organizations regarding M&E through supporting mechanism such coaching, peer to peer guidance and reflection; and
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the CoP.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree inM&E, international development, or other relevant field required;
  • Minimum 8+years of experience in international development, preferably in monitoring and evaluating;
  • USAID donor experience preferred;
  • Previous experience in M&E work and supporting COP with M&E issues and projects;
  • Experience managing M&E work performed by intra-agency teams;
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills;
  • Experience working in Africa required and experience in Tanzania preferred;
  • English required. Proficiency in Swahili preferred.
Application Procedures:

To apply please send your CV ONLY and cover letter with the subject heading “MEL Specialist” to [email protected]. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities and women are highly encouraged to apply.

Job: ERP Finance/Grants Project Specialist

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

Background

DRC East Africa & Yemen (EAY) is a dynamic regional programme within the Danish Refugee Council. Initial humanitarian aid activities in the region were launched in Somaliland in 1997, and later, in 2005, a regional office was established in Nairobi as a coordination hub for the region, which today includes the countries of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Djibouti and Yemen. DRC EAY regional office guides and oversees regional programming within key sectors such as protection, food security, WASH, shelter, CCCM, livelihood and resilience. The DRC/DDG strategic planning and work is framed around three key platforms; emergency response, root causes and durable solutions. The DRC regional office is hosting several secretariats including the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS), the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) and the Inter Agency Working Group (IAWG). Danish Demining Group (DDG) is an integrated part of DRC EAY, working with conflict analysis and resolutions, small arms reduction and humanitarian mine action, among other key activities. Today, more than 1200 employees work within the DRC EAY region, of which the vast majority is national staff.

​Purpose

DRC has set up an ERP programme, which will implement a global IT solution covering Finance, Grants Management, HR and, Supply Chain. The Project Team of the ERP Finance and Grants Management Project consists of one Project Manager, eight Project Consultants and one Student Assistant. The program is expected to run until 2019

The ERP Finance/Grants Project Specialist will be the technical manager from HQ in charge with Grants Budgeting, Master Budget and Grants Reporting modules. The Project officer within Grants Budgeting and Reporting will work full time on the project. The purpose of the role is to ensure the design, configuration, testing and training of one or more business processes in the new ERP system under the guidance provided by the technical manager. The business processes in scope for this position will be Grants Budgeting, Master Budget and Grants Reporting.

Responsibility
Design the Grants Budgeting, Master Budget and Grants Reporting functionalities in the future ERP system together with the assigned stakeholders (technical manager, vendor, working group, other users)
Work with the key stakeholders at DRC and the selected ERP vendor to configure the system
Run different type of tests: prepare and run test cases, organize logistics for testing sessions with other testers, support on-demand the other testers, collect feedback from other testers, prepare reports or submit feedback on testing sessions, follow-up on errors fixing
Develop chapters of ERP user manual and the training package the Grants Budgeting, Master Budget and Grants Reporting modules
Contribute to data migration: identify relevant categories of data to be migrated, define data cleansing and migration strategy, prepare and test data mapping tools, perform data migration activities as assigned through the strategy
Contribute to the definition of reporting needs, master data and reference data
All consultants are also expected to perform certain project support functions and other tasks as needed.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 3 years of experience working with and/or developing core processes in relation to institutional donor funded projects in a NGO or similar organization.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
  • Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.
Moreover, we also expect the following:

Qualifications

Essential qualifications:
  • At least a bachelor degree in social science, economics or similar field
  • Previous work experience in finance and budgeting with Danish Refugee Council.
  • Extensive knowledge of master budget, grants budgeting and grants reporting
  • Full proficiency in oral and written English
  • Strong communication skills and team player attitude
  • Systematic, well organized, details oriented and with self-driven personality previous experience in setting up systems in a new country program is an asset.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations between programs & support
Desirable
  • Experience in developing guidelines and workflow processes
  • Experience from other IT systems implementation
  • Internal candidates and candidates with DRC experience are encouraged to apply
Conditions

Availability: As soon as possible

Duty station: TBC

Duration: Until August 2018 subject to availability of funds

Contract: Salary, benefits and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Commitments

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 20th February 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected] drc.dk

Job Country Program Director - African Initiatives for Relief and Development

Organization: African Initiatives for Relief and Development
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Organizational Description:

The African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making NGO with Country Programme Offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. AIRD’s objective is to offer operational support, including but not limited to: supply chain, logistics, construction, infrastructure, environment, livelihoods and WASH in partnership with relief and development organizations that focus on disaster-affected and development oriented areas. AIRD delivers for and through partners including but not limited to UN Agencies, international and national donor organisations and governments.

Person Specifications

AIRD is seeking for a dynamic, qualified and experienced Country Program Director to lead AIRD’s work in the country of operation. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to Empower Communities, Growing Together.

POSITION : COUNTRY PROGRAM DIRECTOR - 1 POST

DUTY STATION : SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

REPORTS TO : DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

DURATION : 1 YEAR (RENEWABLE)

Key Responsibilities

1. General Duties
  • Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team and ensure AIRD Policies and Code of Conduct are followed.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Program Office strategic plan
  • Promote AIRD’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and key Partnership Standards and Practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of AIRD strategies and work.
  • Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the Country Program
  • Oversee the management and development of the Country Program Human Resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective Resource Development Strategy.
  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.
  • Implement AIRDs SOPs and partnership agreements signed with Donors
  • And any other duties assigned
2. Specific duties
  • Prepare Project work plans and follow up their executions in the field in coordination with the CMT
  • Coordinate and lead preparation of project documents, budgets and negotiations with funding organizations
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Follow up with Program Managers on the findings of Audit and Monitoring reports and take steps to improve quality of program activities.
  • Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships, and networks with the Donors, INGOs, NGOs and Government
  • Ensure compliance to all registration requirements of the country program and be AIRD’s legal representative in the country program, accountable for operations and results in an evolving political, economic, institutional and legal/labour environment.
  • Responsible for growing and managing a grant portfolio and ensuring that readiness to emergencies is built into all program planning.
  • Work as focal person for the organization and represent AIRD in different forums, actively participating in national level consultation or committees formed by the government for specific issues where AIRD is invited
Qualifications, experience and skills

A Bachelors degree in Project Planning and Management, International Relations or in a related field with 5 years of experience or a Masters Degree in the same fields with 3 years of experience. Proven track record of applying new technologies to programming or make use of existing technologies to innovatively influence program design and delivery; Significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality program influencing and humanitarian strategy with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations; A high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support excellent team performance and Individual development in line AIRD's values and policies. Must be conversant in French and English (written and spoken).

Mode of application

Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. by email to: [email protected] The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March, 7th 2018. Kindly note in the email subject line: Country Program Director - post.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply / To contact us, please use the email below:
[email protected]

Job: Sub-Office Manager - African Initiatives for Relief and Development

Organization: African Initiatives for Relief and Development
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Organization Background

The African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making NGO with Country Program Offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. AIRD’s objective is to offer operational support, including but not limited to: supply chain, logistics, construction, infrastructure, environment, livelihoods and WASH in partnership with relief and development organizations that focus on disaster-affected and development oriented areas. AIRD delivers for and through partners including but not limited to UN Agencies, international and national donor organisations and governments.

Person Specifications

AIRD is seeking for a dynamic, qualified and experienced Sub-Office Manager to plan, coordinate and implement AIRD’s Donor agreement requirements with the communities and overall management, at Sub- Office. He/she will manage the overall sub-office with the range of logistics, program and project processes and ensure their smooth implementation. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to Empower Communities, Growing Together.

POSITION : SUB-OFFICE MANAGER - 1 POST

DUTY STATION : SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

REPORTS TO : COUNTRY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

DURATION : 1 YEAR (RENEWABLE)

Key Responsibilities

1. General duties
  • Responsible for representing and being the focal person in the communication of sub office issues to Donors, Partners and Head Office
  • Ensure that AIRD’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at the Sub-office level are well adhered to, in all operations
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with the relevant Donors, Partners and Policy makers to lead the implementation of AIRD’s Vision and Mission
  • Develop, implement and monitor all work plans according to the expectations of donors
  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.
  • And any other duties assigned
2. Specific duties
  • Manage, Monitor and coordinate all implementation and operations of projects as per the donor agreement
  • Identify and minimize or eradicate risks associated with Sub-office activities and take appropriate action to avoid their recurrence
  • Identify potential innovative avenues of attracting new funders at the Sub-office level while closely monitoring the implementation of existing funds as budgeted
  • Provide updates to Head Office, Donors and Partners of operations progress on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Play an active role in preparing for internal and external audits, while ensuring recommendations related to operations are followed and necessary measures to address audit findings are taken.
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented Annual performance reviews.
Qualifications, experience and skills

A Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or a post graduate degree in a relevant field with 5 years practical experience in humanitarian response; A Masters degree in the same fields with 3 years of experience; Ability to manage and motivate a team; Proven skills in networking and relationship building; Strong analytical and information gathering skills. Excellent communication skills (oral and written); Ability to write clearly articulate proposals, reports, and correspondence; Experience in working with international development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors; UNHCR experience is an asset. Must be conversant in French and English (written and spoken).

Mode of application

Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. by email to: [email protected] The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March, 7th 2018. Kindly note in the email subject line: Sub-Office Manager - post.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply / To contact us, please use the email below:
[email protected]

Job: Operation Manager/Chief Mechanic - African Initiatives for Relief and Development

Organization: African Initiatives for Relief and Development
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Organization Background

The African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making NGO with Country Program Offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. AIRD’s objective is to offer operational support, including but not limited to: supply chain, logistics, construction, infrastructure, environment, livelihoods and WASH in partnership with relief and development organizations that focus on disaster-affected and development oriented areas. AIRD delivers for and through partners including but not limited to UN Agencies, international and national donor organisations and governments.

Person Specifications

AIRD is seeking for a dynamic, qualified and experienced Operation Manager/Chief Mechanic to oversee, steer, manage and support the logistics (fuel, fleet, warehouse, and workshop) and supply chain operations of the Country Program Office. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to Empower Communities, Growing Together.

POSITION : OPERATIONS MANAGER/CHIEF MECHANIC - 1 POST

DUTY STATION : SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

REPORTS TO : COUNTRY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

DURATION : 1 YEAR (RENEWABLE)

Key Responsibilities

1. General Duties
  • Conduct activities pertaining to operational management, supportive supervision and coordination of daily program activities in the field.
  • Conduct regular field and site visits to ensure effective implementation of the program/ project activities at grass root levels
  • Participate actively in preparing project proposals and budgets for logistics operations
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with UNHCR and other lead agencies regarding operations management matters
  • Provide updates to Head Office, Donors and Partners of operations progress on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Implement AIRDs SOPs and partnership agreements signed with Donors
  • And any other duties assigned
2. Specific duties
  • Plan, direct and control all matters relating to operations including workshops, fleet, warehouse and fuel management
  • Manage stock control levels and ensure that inventory records are accurate for purposes of efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensure that all operations systems, policies and procedures are rolled out, understood, and implemented by the relevant staff in all program areas.
  • Participate in strategic and day-to-day management decisions aimed at achieving the strategic goal of AIRD
  • Play an active role in preparing for internal and external audits, while ensuring recommendations related to operations are followed and necessary measures to address audit findings are taken.
  • Develop a comprehensive dash board to ensure follow-up and analysis in all operational areas is updated on a monthly basis
  • Participate in the development and/or review of proposals to ensure that operational concerns, requirements and resource needs are captured and reflected
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented Annual performance reviews.
Qualifications, experience and skills

A Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field; At least 5 years of managerial or supervisory experience or a Masters Degree in the same fields with 3 years of experience; Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment; Must be in position to carry out extensive field visits countrywide where the program/Project is being implemented; Skills in reporting, organized, disciplined, demonstrated teamwork as well as independent work ability; proficient computer skills; Possess excellent communication skills both written and oral; Knowledge of program management along with good working knowledge of warehouses and fuel systems. Experience in working with international development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors; UNHCR experience is an asset. Must be conversant in French and English (written and spoken).

Mode of application

Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. by email to: [email protected] The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March, 7th 2018. Kindly note in the email subject line: Operations Manager - post.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply / To contact us, please use the email below:
[email protected]

Job: Finance and Administration Manager - African Initiatives for Relief and Development

Organization: African Initiatives for Relief and Development
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Organization Background

The African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making NGO with Country Program Offices in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda. AIRD’s objective is to offer operational support, including but not limited to: supply chain, logistics, construction, infrastructure, environment, livelihoods and WASH in partnership with relief and development organizations that focus on disaster-affected and development oriented areas. AIRD delivers for and through partners including but not limited to UN Agencies, international and national donor organisations and governments.

Person Specifications

AIRD is seeking for a dynamic, qualified and experienced Finance and Administration Manager to manage the over-all project finances and administrative operations in accordance with Donor signed agreements and in line with AIRD's financial and administrative management policy provisions. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to Empower Communities, Growing Together.

POSITION : FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER - 1 POST

DUTY STATION : SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

REPORTS TO : COUNTRY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

DURATION : 1 YEAR (RENEWABLE)

Key Responsibilities

1. General Duties
  • Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the projects at the field office levels
  • Supervise all financial management to ensure best use of resources through sound budgeting, monitoring of project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and support in the development and implementation of an effective Resource Development Strategy.
  • Ensure that all national staff are issued with letters of appointment, contracts, job descriptions and identification cards in a timely manner
  • Participate actively in preparing project proposals and budgets for the entire operations
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with UNHCR and other lead agencies regarding program development, funding opportunities, financial matters, agreements and staffing
  • Conduct internal audits quarterly to confirm the external audit requirements
  • Ensure people issues are front and centre, promoting an office that embraces diversity, gender balance and engagement with all Partnership staff.
  • And any other duties assigned
2. Specific duties
  • Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial review(s) and analyses, as well as provide timely and reliable financial information to Head Office for decision-making
  • Maintain strong internal policies, processes, and control systems in order to provide timely, consistent and accurate financial and budget management
  • Develop strategic planning, work planning, and budgeting processes under close supervision of the CPD
  • Liaise with the Finance and Administration Manager at the Head office and CPD at the Country Office on Internal and external financial audits and devise ways to minimize risks identified
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual Finance/Admin reports to the relevant financiers, Head Office and Donors as per the Partner Program Agreement and any other donor in a timely manner
  • Implement the financial function in line with the taxation, rules, regulations and labour Laws of the country of operation
  • Ensure staff salaries and other state deductions are promptly paid to the requisite Authority of the country
  • Ensure project start-ups, close-outs and all the necessary reporting is done on time
  • Update the Finance & Administration Director (FAD) with accurate information regarding the budget utilizations and balances of the project
  • Verify Bank reconciliations and trial balances for both local and foreign currencies on monthly basis.
  • Ensure that staff performance evaluations are conducted annually by end of December each year
Qualifications, experience and skills

A Bachelors degree in Business Administration (MBA), Accounting or Finance, with ACCA/CPA or equivalent as a must, with 5 years of experience. An additional Masters degree in the same field is an advantage. Experience in managing donor funds/budgets/reporting (UNHCR experience is an advantage). Proficiency in computer skills, spreadsheets, accounting packages (QuickBooks, ACCPAC). Experience in working with international development partners, international Nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors. UNHCR experience is an asset. Must be conversant in French and English (written and spoken).

Mode of application


Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. by email to: [email protected] The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March, 7th 2018. Kindly note in the email subject line: Finance and Administration Manager - post.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply / To contact us, please use the email below:
[email protected]