Thursday, August 31, 2023

Senior Technical Support (Consultant) - Virtual/Remote

The UK Government (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - FCDO) has a vision of a world free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by 2030, in line with the SDGs. A programme has been established entitled ‘Support to the Africa-led movement (ALM) to end FGM/C’ (The Girl Generation) to contribute to global efforts to achieve that vision. Year 3 of programme implementation began in April 2023.

This programme supports and builds the capacity of the ALM to end FGM/C at multiple levels, working in partnership with the broader end FGM/C movement, including grassroots Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), women’s and girls’ movements, national and devolved governments, etc.

The programme includes two consortia working in close collaboration. Options leads a consortium including Amref Health Africa, ActionAid UK, Orchid Project, ACCAF and University of Portsmouth to implement the ‘Support to the ALM to End FGM/C’ programme. Population Council is implementing ‘The FGM/C Data Hub: Data and Measurement Support to the ALM to end FGM/C’.

Options is seeking a consultant to strengthen technical delivery and reporting/documentation across its Girl Generation programme.

Summary purpose and objective of role
  • Providing technical oversight/support for Senegal and Somaliland Learning and Adaptation Reports (which are Payment By Results deliverables)
  • Support the production of externally facing global goods
  • Provide other technical support to the core team and partners (e.g. for workplanning/strategy review)
  • Expertise in leading and supporting monitoring, evaluation, adaptation, and learning in a relevant technical area (e.g. VAWG) working in comparable contexts and with similar types of partners (e.g. NGOs delivering community-based interventions)
  • Technical background in the area of FGM/C
  • Ability to work professionally in French and English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate complex technical ideas using concise and accessible language
Read more and apply:

Associate Communications Manager - Remote

ACLED is recruiting a full-time Associate Communications Manager to contribute to the management, growth, and professional development of the organization’s Communications department. The ideal candidate will have management and training experience in a public relations, media, or non-profit setting, as well as the communications skills to lead promotional campaigns and outreach and engagement initiatives aimed at translating complex conflict data into digestible outputs for public use.

This position is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. It is open to nationals of any country, excluding those explicitly listed on the Applicants FAQ.

The Associate Communications Manager will supervise multiple Communications team members, so team management skills are required, and they will be reporting to the Head of Communications.

For more information, please review the Applicant FAQs. Please submit your salary range for consideration.

The Associate Communications Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Strategy: Work with the Head of Communications to expand and execute ACLED’s overarching communications strategy.
    • Support operational planning and team management by coordinating projects and tracking progress (e.g. through Asana, Google Calendars, etc.).
  • Management: Oversee Communications staff, as guided by the Head of Communications.
    • Improve efficiencies of day-to-day operations and supervise the execution of new projects.
  • Public Outreach and User Engagement: Lead implementation of public outreach and user engagement plans, per the communications strategy.
    • Oversee the production of outreach materials and public-facing resources like press releases, fact sheets, user guides, etc.
    • Supervise social media messaging and content production.
    • Liaise with the media and other key stakeholders to promote ACLED projects and disseminate content among relevant audiences.
    • Support and advise the organization’s senior leadership on public engagement opportunities and contribute to the implementation of executive team outreach plans.
  • Publications: Manage and review publications – including reports, infographics and other analysis content – to ensure they adhere to the organization’s research agenda, in collaboration with the Analysis department, and contribute to coordinating translations as necessary.
  • Branding and Marketing: Coordinate with ACLED’s Access and Sales teams to produce marketing collateral and branding materials, and ensure consistency of messaging across departments.
  • Event Planning: Coordinate with ACLED’s Operations and Programs departments to develop and execute an event strategy to hold webinars, panel discussions, and conferences to promote ACLED’s work and deepen connections within ACLED’s user community, in line with the overall communications strategy.
  • Recruitment and Capacity-Building: In collaboration with the Head of Communications, identify opportunities for growth in the Communications department and oversee recruitment of new team members. Identify and procure new tools and resources to enhance capacities and efficiencies within the department.
  • Training and Professional Development: In collaboration with the Head of Communications and the Senior Communications Coordinator, develop and carry out media and public relations training programs for ACLED team members.

ACLED is recruiting a full-time Digital Officer - Remote

ACLED is recruiting a full-time Digital Officer to support the management, optimization, and expansion of the organization’s web infrastructure. It is a fully remote position and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. It is open to nationals of any country, excluding those explicitly listed on the Applicants FAQ. The Digital Officer will be reporting to the Web Manager, and has no direct reports. The start date for this position is immediately.

For more information, please review the Applicant FAQs. Please submit your salary range for consideration.

Specific roles and responsibilities:

The Digital Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Support production of web content for the main ACLED website:
    • Create new content (e.g. post reports, upload multimedia content, design pages and menus, etc.)
    • Clean and optimize existing web content (e.g. update tags, correct formatting issues, oversee search engine optimization, etc.)
  • Work with our Web Manager to conceive and implement general upgrades and improvements to the website
  • Support the management of satellite websites and/or microsites for ACLED special projects (including developing new properties as necessary)
  • Liaise with the broader Communications team, as well as other departments, particularly the Analysis and Data Science teams, to collaborate on the creation of additional web content (e.g. custom interactive tools, embedded features, new landing pages, etc.)
  • Support the creation of written and visual user guides for ACLED web content
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of web content analytics
  • Perform other ad hoc web development and digital communications tasks as required
Skills and competencies:

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:
  • Experience developing and managing web content through WordPress (essential) and Squarespace (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with HTML and CSS (essential)
  • Fluency in English (essential); fluency in other languages -- especially French, Arabic, or Spanish -- is a plus
  • Experience developing and implementing SEO strategies (essential)
  • Experience using Google Analytics (GA4) to monitor web performance
  • Good understanding of UX design principles, including testing and optimization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good judgment and extremely high attention to detail
  • Ability to work remotely and meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 1-3 years of experience in IT, web content management, digital communications, or a related field (experience at a non-profit is a plus)
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar CRMs (preferred)
  • Familiarity with Tableau and GIS software (preferred)
  • Graphic design and video production/editing skills (preferred)
  • Familiarity with peacebuilding, conflict, human rights, and/or global affairs (preferred)

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Call for applications from women-led startups in sub-Saharan Africa in all sectors

She Wins Africa is an initiative launched by IFC – International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank, to support entrepreneurs and women-led startups in Africa.

The goal is to empower women-led startups by enhancing their investment readiness and fundraising capabilities through a comprehensive program that includes in-person and virtual workshops, training interventions, and mentorship opportunities.

By participating in the She Wins Africa program, you will benefit from capacity building, networking, and match-making opportunities with venture capital (VC) firms and private equity (PE) funds that have a gender-lens investment approach. Additionally, you will participate in pitch competitions to showcase your skills, gain valuable feedback from potential investors, and gain exposure for your startup.

The She Wins Africa program is open to women-led startups operating in sub-Saharan Africa in all sectors and at any stage of the startup lifecycle. To be eligible for the program, startups must have at least one female founder or co-founder in a financial decision-making role.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges which includes experts from IFC and a third-party firm. Only startups that meet the required criteria will be selected and contacted.

Core flexible funding to emerging youth climate justice collectives. 

Groups can apply for a grant of up to USD 10,000 which can be used for a period of 12 months. We also provide youth-to-youth capacity development and resource sharing to empower young people to drive change and build a just and sustainable future.

We base our work on strong principles and key values that help guide our work and hold us to our goal.

Before you apply, please ensure that you have read our criteria and grantmaking process. You can review the application questions offline and reach out for support in completing your application by downloading our application package which is available in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.

To submit an application, you'll need a Submittable account. Visit this page for help or questions about using Submittable.

Grant applications accepted from 23 August to 24 September 2023.

Nuffield International Scholarships - Agriculture

  • To be awarded a 2024 scholarship, an application/interview process is held in 2023 and the scholarship commences in 2024.
  • Each scholarship bursary is valued at US $25,000
  • An individual who makes a living from agriculture, either as a primary producer or working in the industry.
  • Typically between 25 and 45 years of age, but exceptional candidates outside that age range will be considered.
  • Seeking to develop capacity and experience through travel and exploration.
  • Living and working in countries where Nuffield International scholarships are available: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Poland, USA and Zimbabwe.
APPLICATION DATES:20 July 2023: Applications open
  • 7 October 2023: Applications close
  • 19-31 October 2023: Scholarship interviews, either face-to-face or via video link
  • 14 November 2023: 2023 Scholars announced
All Scholars will begin their scholarship in 2024.

  • 9-17 March 2024: Contemporary Scholars Conference, in Brazil
  • Between April 2024 and October 2024: Global Focus Program (GFP) group tours of 5 weeks duration
  • March 2024 - February 2025: Individual research component of 7 weeks
  • Early-2025: Final written report submitted

Successful candidates must:
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Review and sign a contract outlining the obligations of both parties.
  • Participate in pre-travel activities with scholars/management (webinars/virtual meetings).
  • Identify an industry mentor and commit to submitting quarterly reports sharing insight on progress, activities, and travel throughout the scholarship.
  • Attend the 2024 Nuffield International Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC).
  • Participate in a 5-week 2024 Global Focus Program (GFP) travel experience.
  • Complete a minimum of 7-weeks of self-organised travel focusing on the personal research topic. Up to two weeks can include research in your home country, subject to approval of a proposed itinerary. A spouse/partner is able to travel with you at their own cost.
  • Submit a 10,000-word culminating report by early-2025, outlining your study topic, travels, research, and findings.
  • Present your scholarship outcomes and report findings at a key industry meeting in your home country.

Read more and apply:

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Quitting to work for a competitor

Before you quit your job to work for a competitor, you may want to consider the following:

Review your agreement. Does it contain a non-compete clause? If yes, you may be required to stay and work with your current employer for a period of time before leaving to work for a competitor.

Is your new employer requiring a letter from your current employer? If yes, be prepared for anything. Your current employer may write a good or bad review, and you may not have a chance to appeal. This may affect your potential future employers. 

How is the relationship between your current employer and your coworkers? You may not be able to please everyone, but you also do not want to upset or strain relationships with coworkers. Sometimes more money is not the answer to everything, but great relationships with coworkers and managers can make a huge difference in terms of job satisfaction.

Consider other opportunities and benefits available to you from your current employer versus the new employer and make decisions based on your own situation.

What is the nature of your current or future company? Is it a startup with growth potential that you need to grow with, or is it an established company with a great track record?

What can you do to change the situation with your current employer? Is the situation better with your future employer? If your current and future employers are in the same industry, is this other company going to stay in business? Examine their books and ask questions, for example, why they need you, why did the last person in this position quit, are there any recent layoffs, and what guarantees do you have that you are going to keep your job?

Check your emotions. Are you overreacting? Can you adapt?

These are just a few tips to add to your list before you decide whether to stay or go.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2024 Prize will open for submissions from 1 September 2023 to 1 November 2023.

The prize is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 18 and over. It is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words).

Submissions should be made via the online entry form listed on this page. The eligibility and entry guidelines can be found here.

An international judging panel of writers will select a shortlist of around twenty stories, from which five regional winners are chosen. One of the regional winners is then selected as the overall winner, who receives £5,000. All winning and shortlisted stories will be published online.

Scroll down to read answers to frequently asked questions about the prize, including who can enter, how stories are judged and what languages we accept.

For any inquiries regarding the prize, please email: [email protected]

UNFPA Global Internship

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


Applicants to the UNFPA internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  3. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
A person who is the child or sibling of a UNFPA staff member is not eligible to apply for an internship at UNFPA. An applicant who bears any other family relationship with a UNFPA staff member may be engaged as an intern, provided that they must neither be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor be placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.

Closing date: 31 Dec 2023 11:59 PM (America/New_York)

Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

During their 12-month programmes, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing directly to research and policy design. A special feature of the programme is the opportunity to benefit from the direct mentorship of the heads of the host organisations.
Fellows also become members of the Now Generation Network (NGN), through which they continue to contribute their skills and insights to building a better Africa.

Applications for the 2024 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships are now open, the deadline for applications is Friday, 20 October 2023.

Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree.

Eligibility criteria
  • National of an African country
  • Minimum 7 years' of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • Any additional criteria as set by the host

Thursday, August 24, 2023

African Career Acceleration Fellowships

The Crick Africa Network (CAN) is offering African Career Acceleration Fellowships supported by LifeArc for early-career biomedical scientists to develop translational scientific programmes and become independent scientists.

Looking for ambitious early-career African scientists who can demonstrate strong scientific and leadership potential, a keen interest in translational science, and a commitment to establishing their own research groups and continuing their careers on the African continent.

The fellows will also be expected to spend some time in the United Kingdom, to use the research and laboratory facilities at the Francis Crick Institute and LifeArc.

Fellows will have the opportunity to be supported by one or more of the Crick’s 21 science technology platforms (STPs). LifeArc will also deliver translational development courses and host fellows for three to 12 months at one of their UK laboratories.

Mentorship from the chosen African partner institute, the Crick, and LifeArc will support with grant writing, publishing, research ethics and translation.

There is a strong ethos of collaboration and interaction across the network and fellows will be encouraged to learn from one another, as well as their mentors. The fellowships will cover salary, research costs, research assistant salary, and travel and subsistence costs.

Read more and apply:

Applications are now open until the 12th of November 2023.

Security tip: Disable remote desktop


Because you want to increase the security of your computer or your client's or your company's or your parents' computer.

A Remote Desktop can be used by scammers pretending to offer technical support.

You don't need it on unless you know what you are doing, and it is for specific and legitimate reasons. Most of the time, it should be turned off. 

In a Windows computer go to the Settings (shortcut = press the Windows icon + the letter I) > System> scroll down > click Remote Desktop > click on the toggle next to the Remote Desktop option to turn it off.

You will be prompted to confirm your decision and click on the Disable button and exit the Settings.

Some versions of Windows do not support this feature and you will see a red sentence stating something similar or variation of this, "Your Home edition of Windows 11 doesn't support Remote Desktop."

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

The Leadership Masterclass Programme is a career development programme by the Academy. It runs for nine months and is a part-time option for working professionals running from early October 2023 to June 2024 in parallel with Academy fellowships. It is sponsored by the Asfari Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung and Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Established in 2017, the Leadership Masterclass Programme offers participants the opportunity to engage and build their capacity for independent thinking on global policy issues and leadership by participating in a variety of regular sessions and activities, all held at Chatham House with world-class experts. They also have the environment to develop a network with other like-minded individuals, all with the support of a professional career coach.

Read more and apply:

Applications are open between 10am BST on Wednesday 9 August and 10am BST on Monday 4 September 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the closing date may be brought forward if needed, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply early.

AAI 2024 Applications are Now Open

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) was established in 2014 to support orphaned African students who aspire to pursue higher education. AAI recognizes that the loss of parents can be a significant barrier to educational access for many talented and motivated young Africans.

Through scholarships, mentorship, and various support programs, AAI aims to bridge this gap and empower these students to achieve their dreams and positively impact their communities.

One of the cornerstones of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative is its leadership program, which offers financial support for higher education to orphaned students from across the African continent. The scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, and other essential expenses, ensuring that financial constraints do not impede the pursuit of knowledge and personal growth.

Read more and apply:

Lusophone Deadline: 20th October 2023 (12:00GMT)

Anglophone and Francophone Deadline: 12th January 2024 (12:00GMT)

Call for applications: Getty Scholars Grant

The Getty Scholars Program supports researchers in advancing knowledge of the arts and humanities and producing cutting-edge scholarship that contributes to the understanding and preservation of cultural heritage. While in residence, scholars have the opportunity to spend significant time at one of the world’s premier art history collections while contributing to an international community committed to intellectual exploration and exchange. Scholars may be in residence at the Getty Center or Getty Villa.

Read more and apply:

Applications open on July 1, 2023 and close on October 2, 2023.

Call for applications: European Union Paid Traineeships

The European Commission proposes 2 types of traineeship: an Administrative Traineeship or a Translation Traineeship with the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT).

The traineeship programme is open to all eligible candidates whatever their citizenship, regardless of their sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, membership of a national minority, disability, age or sexual orientation. You can find more about equal opportunities on this page.

Trainees work all over the European Commission, its services and agencies, mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and elsewhere across the European Union.

Subsequent career opportunities may vary between these different entities.

The nature of your work will depend on the service you are assigned to.

You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, translation, etc.

Read more and apply:

Monday, August 21, 2023

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Fellowship Award

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$331,200 (approximately US$42,460) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,800 (approximately US$1,760) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2024/25 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities. For details, please contact the universities concerned directly.

UNU-WIDER - Visiting PhD Fellowship

Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies, and to work with our researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Visiting PhD fellows typically spend three consecutive months at UNU-WIDER before returning to their home institution. During the programme, fellows prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. They may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the WIDER Working Paper Series.

Read more and apply:

Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 March and 30 September 23:59 UTC+3 each year.

Palladium is seeking for an Associate, Project Delivery, EpiC

Palladium is seeking an Associate, Project Delivery to support our work on the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project. EpiC is a seven-year USAID-funded project which is designed to break through persistent barriers to the 95-95-95 goals and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs. In response to mission and country needs, EpiC rapidly delivers efficient, affordable, results-based technical assistance and direct service delivery tailored to context and epidemiology that is effective in surging, scaling, and sustaining HIV services and systems for long-term epidemic control. Additionally, EpiC has been modified to implement COVID-19 funds to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and bolster health systems to address COVID-19 and its reemergence.

Location and Compensation:

The position is based in Palladium’s Washington D.C. office.

For our prospective employees in the United States, please note that the full-time equivalent annual base salary for this position is expected to range from $55,000 to $60,000 and successful candidates may also be eligible for additional, variable incentive compensation dependent on the role. For part-time employees, the salary will be prorated based on the actual number of hours worked.

Please be advised that a final salary offer will be based on various factors, including but not limited to your qualifications, education, experience, skills, seniority, performance, and Palladium’s business or organizational needs.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compensation for this position, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value your interest in our company and appreciate the opportunity to discuss this opportunity with you.

Read more and apply:

Consultancy - Market Strategy Expert – Agricultural machinery and biofertilizer

CAMS Engineering requires an experienced market adviser to help developing and strengthening its market functions including promotion, selling, pricing, product management, financing, and distribution of agricultural machines and products.

The Expert is responsible for market strategy development, support day-to-day market activities, support CAMS Engineering on market data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting with doable recommendations. The role requires a candidate with substantial experience on providing hands-on, in-depth support and coaching to partners and project implementors. CAMS Engineering expects advanced market promotion followed by scaled commercialization due to the TA’s contribution.

Grants Management Systems Administrator

The Grants Management System administrator will focus on support, management, and configuration related activities for Palladium’s grants management software. The preferred candidate should have previous systems experience including functionality, configuration and administration. Experience with USAID grants management is preferred but not required.

Location and Compensation:

The position is based in Palladium’s Washington D.C. office.

For our prospective employees in the United States, please note that the full-time equivalent annual base salary for this position is expected to range from $70,000 - $90,000 and successful candidates may also be eligible for additional, variable incentive compensation dependent on the role. For part-time employees, the salary will be prorated based on the actual number of hours worked.

Please be advised that a final salary offer will be based on various factors, including but not limited to your qualifications, education, experience, skills, seniority, performance, and Palladium’s business or organizational needs.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compensation for this position, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value your interest in our company and appreciate the opportunity to discuss this opportunity with you.

Read more and apply:

Consultancy - Financial Management Coach

The financial management consultant will provide support to Horn Poultry Farm based in Jigjiga, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, to ensure that there are adequate financial management systems across its operations.

- The objective of the assignment is to assist HAPF to develop and maintain financial management systems and reporting in fully compliance with the International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS). HAPF itself will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, including implementation of advised updates and improvements. In addition, a key notion of the TA is that the consultant will act in an advisory role, and will therefore focus on diagnosing, leading design-exercises and reviewing policies. HAPF itself will have to dedicate staff to contribute heavily to the Financial Management policy development, and to completely manage the implementation of financial management procedures.
- The assistance will be focused on:
    1. 1Establishing HAPF’s financial management rules over the operations of HAPF, including general principles, budget, accounts and asset management, procurement, internal and external audit.
    2. Establishing unified IFRS-compliant accounting policies and standard procedures over financial reporting process.
    3. Enhancement of the knowledge base and skillset of HAPF board and management through specific training sessions built around financial monitoring, control environment, transparency and disclosure requirements; and staff tasked with financial management on IFRS standards and financial management discipline.
Read more and apply:

Deadline: 29 August 2023.

Two candidates needed: Manager, Project Delivery - Nigeria IHP

Palladium is hiring two candidates for the Manager, Project Delivery role under the Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP). IHP is a five-year USAID-funded IDIQ contract and is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems. The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reduction in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems to sustainably support quality PHC services. IHP works closely with the state government in Bauchi, Ebonyi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kebbi and Sokoto states to support established health and development plans, build capacity and ensure ownership of interventions, systems and results.

Location and Compensation:

The position is based in Palladium’s Washington D.C. office.

For our prospective employees in the United States, please note that the full-time equivalent annual base salary for this position is expected to range from $85,000 to $95,000, and successful candidates may also be eligible for additional, variable incentive compensation dependent on the role. For part-time employees, the salary will be prorated based on the actual number of hours worked.

Please be advised that a final salary offer will be based on various factors, including but not limited to your qualifications, education, experience, skills, seniority, performance, and Palladium’s business or organizational needs.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the compensation for this position, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We value your interest in our company and appreciate the opportunity to discuss this opportunity with you.

Read more and apply:

Video Editor/Camera Person Consultant

The Video Editor/Camera Person will film and edit video and photographs to support the communications material of the programme. The Consultant must have experience with High-Definition cameras, drones, mini-cams, podcast equipment, Final cut pro and Adobe Premier editing software, and be familiar with social media video tools (Facebook Live, Instagram, Twitter spaces etc).


Reporting to the Communications Manager, the consultant will film and edit content within a given deadline. During editing, a process of review and revision will ensure maximum quality output. The consultant is expected to:
  • produce visually engaging and informative videos showcasing climate-smart agricultural practices and their impact on job creation.
  • create compelling video content to raise awareness about the program, its activities, and success stories.
  • support the dissemination of knowledge and best practices related to climate-smart jobs in agriculture through visually appealing videos.
  • collaborate with the program team to ensure the alignment of video content with program objectives and messaging.

Palladium is seeking for a Health Informatics specialist

Project Overview and Role:

Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the HIV and COVID-19 response. Data.FI partners with programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. By improving global, regional, national, and community/local in-depth analyses of HIV and COVID-19 epidemiologic and programmatic data, Data.FI expedites program achievements to improve client services and attain and sustain control of the epidemics. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS), informing management responses to gaps in programming and sustaining impact by supporting local partner transition.

Purpose of Position

Palladium is seeking to recruit a Health Informatics specialist to support the Federal Ministry of Health towards its goal of provision of quality stewardship and services. The Health Informatics Specialist will provide technical support in the planning, developing, and implementation of National digital health tools that enhance availability and access to health data, while improving the efficiency of the Strategic Information unit of the National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Programme (NASCP). This will be achieved by working under the stewardship of the Head- Strategic Information unit at the various iterations of duties from ideation and planning for health informatics projects, supporting design, quality assurance, documentation, and deployment of existing applications towards the establishment of a robust ecosystem that enhances the health data value chain and supports data analytics and decision making. The Health Informatics specialist will also play a key role in stakeholder management and capacity strengthening to enhance sustainability of the programme’s health information systems.

The Health Informatics Specialist will report to the NASCP Head of Strategic Information with direct liaison to the Informatics Advisor.

Location: FMOH headquarters, Abuja

Read more and apply:

COVID-19 Africa Response & Rebuild Facility is hiring: Senior Grants Officer

The Rebuild Facility is hiring a Senior Grants Officer into the project team. The preference is for the successful candidate to be based in Uganda but we will consider applications from candidates based in any of the priority countries including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. The Senior Grants Officer will work closely with the Team Leader on all aspects of managing the returnable grant portfolio and other emerging grant/financing mechanisms for the Rebuild Facility.
The Senior Grants Officer is a valued member of the team completing a variety of substantive and administrative tasks that are critical to high-quality project management. You will be responsible for the oversight, relationship management, and monitoring of a portfolio of Grantees in all five project priority countries. This role encompasses project management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and relationship building.

This is a one year, fixed-term contract with potential for extension. Hiring is subject to the approval of programme extension beyond November 2023.
The deadline for applications is 4th September, 09.30 BST

Calculate eBay and PayPal fees and profit before selling

If you buy and sell items online to earn income as one of your side-hustle to supplement your primary job to reach your financial goals, and the payments are handled by eBay, or PayPal, then websites like (also available on Google Play) or (also available on Apple's App Store) can help with calculating and evaluating final value fees and profit to see if it is worth it before buying and selling an item. is simple and offers calculators for eBay and PayPal is much more detailed and offers calculators for countries other than the US and more stores other than just eBay, such as Amazon, Etsy, Cash App, Square, Copart, Stripe, Depop, and Reverb.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

I troubleshoot software and these are Steps you can take secure your phone, tablet, laptop

I work in an industry where part of my job is to ensure a company's equipment and devices are secured to meet industry security standards and protect clients and consumers against digital attacks and the loss of company and individual data.

Here are some measures we take every day that you or anyone else can also use to protect your electronic devices so that hackers do not gain unauthorized access to your device and tamper with your data and information.

  1. Everyone needs to be using Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Everyone. No exception. Personal or small business, it doesn't matter. You should be using 2FA. Everyone should. If you think you are a nobody or your business is too small to be hacked, think again because we see attempts to hack just regular individuals and normal people who consider themselves "a nobody" or not so important or wealthy for anyone to waste their time trying to hack them, but it happens. Hackers may target a random person to practice on or as a conduit to get into their employer's company system. It is very important to enable 2FA whenever possible for your accounts to make it harder for hackers to get into your device. You need a second form of verification, for example, a code from an app such as Google Authenticator, Authy, Microsoft Authenticator, etc. If you are unable to use an authenticator app (which is more secure), you can set up your phone number or email address to receive a code via text message, phone call, or email as a 2FA in addition to your passphrase or password.
  2. Do this simple thing: No sharing of PINs, passwords, or passphrases Please, just don't.
  3. Do not write your PINs, passwords, or passwords anywhere. The best practice is to use a password manager such as KeePass, Bitwarded, LogMeOnce, Avira Password Manager, Enpass Password Manager, 1Password, etc. to store your passwords and passphrases and you will have to remember only one master password or passphrase. It is very convenient, easy to use, and not complicated as people who have not used it think.
  4. Passwords, passphrases, and PINs: Use passphrases whenever possible, then a password, PIN, or pattern lock for your device. Avoid using information that can be guessed easily, such as your date of birth, street address, zip code, P.O. Boxes, plate number, name of a city, school, place of worship, or personal names. Longer passphrases are great for added security. If you are bilingual, using a password containing words from more than one language can be an added advantage. For example, instead of using PIN = 1986 or password = Moon345 or passphrase = I met her in Moshi, you could use a passphrase = In1986/WemetinMosh!
  5. Use Biometric Authentication if possible: Newer smartphones, tablets and laptops offer fingerprint or facial recognition. Use them whenever possible for an additional layer of security to make it a little difficult for hackers to bypass.
  6. Update your device's operating system and apps: If your device or apps are not set up to automatically download and install updated versions of the operating system or apps, make it a habit to manually check for updates, download them, and install in order to apply the latest bug fixes and security patches which fix vulnerabilities that hackers could use to exploit your device. Installing updates and upgrades may also improve the efficiency of your device. Caution: Please, backup data before installing updates because some updates may break stuff and cause issues, including the loss of data.
  7. Install and enable Security Apps: Always use reputable security applications, antivirus, or antimalware software to detect and prevent virus and malware attacks. Check your device settings and each application to ensure they are only granted permissions they truly need to perform what the app is intended to do. Some applications or operating systems will even allow you to only allow certain permissions when using the application itself. Revoke any permission you may think the app doesn't need. Some permissions you want to limit include location, camera, microphone, storage, files, etc.
  8. Make it a habit to review App Permissions by regularly reviewing app permission settings to ensure that only the necessary permissions that an app requires to function are granted.
  9. Lock SIM Card: This is very important, especially if you want to avoid phone or tablet SIM card jacking for 2FA. Contact your mobile carrier to enable a SIM card lock with a PIN or other security measures instituted by your carrier in order to block someone from porting, switching, and using your SIM card on another device.
  10. Be Careful with Downloads: Only download apps from official app stores, such as Microsoft's Windows Apps, Apple's App Store, or Google's Play Store, and from reputable websites for applications you may need on your computer. Avoid apps from third-party sources or attachments in an email or text.
  11. If you have to use a public Wi-Fi network, do not access sensitive data on your device while connected to the public Wi-Fi because it is less secure and more vulnerable to hacking. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) instead if it is urgent and you do not have any other option.
  12. Data Backup: Schedule a regular data backup of your device's data to a secure location such as the cloud storage service, an external storage device, or an isolated computer for data backup, and make sure the last two are offline or using a separate network or internet connection from the main. This is to ensure that, in the event of an attack, you are able to recover data that was stored separately offline or off the main grid. If you store data in the cloud, use a reputable and secure cloud storage service that offers strong encryption.
  13. Enable Remote Device Lock, Erase, or Wipe. This is very important, especially for a phone. In your Apple or Android device settings, check and enable the option that will let you remotely lock or wipe your phone, tablet, or laptop's data if it is lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized access to some sensitive information that can be used against you or for fraudulent activities.
  14. Send Secure emails if you have to share some sensitive information, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), Social Security Number (SSN), Date of Birth (DOB), physical address, a phone number, an email address, etc.
  15. Use Encrypted Messaging Apps: If you are unable to send a secure email or are concerned about messages being intercepted, if applicable, by your company, use encrypted messaging apps like Confide, Signal, WhatsApp, Threema, Voxer, Element, Wickr Me, Skred, Briar, Viber, etc.
  16. Screen Calls and Texts: Not all are genuine, especially if they come from an "unknown" or from a number not in your contact list, or an anonymous call or text. If you receive a call, text, or email and in the middle of the conversation you are asked to share some sensitive information or read a code sent to you, hang up or stop responding to a text. Legitimate companies do not call you asking for this information so they can stop a transaction or process one because they already have it. Some legitimate companies may ask for some information to confirm your identity if you call them first to report suspicious activity in your account. Do not share your information or confirm anything, especially if you didn't initiate the communication and you are being pressured or threatened.
  17. Those Bluetooth and NFCs. Disable them when they are not in use, as they can be used to gain unauthorized access.
  18. Do not use public USB charging ports. You want to always bring and use your own charge on the available electric outlet instead of free USB ports in airports, shopping centers, hotels etc. to avoid becoming a victim of "juice jacking" where hackers can load malware onto those USB ports.
I may have missed some tips, but these are also some of the most common practices that, if followed correctly, can significantly reduce the risk of getting compromised or hacked. You can stay informed about the latest security threats and best practices for mobile device security by following tech news websites, blogs, and social media accounts.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Free online advanced image editors

Krita is a free and open-source painting program made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

Krita can be used to create concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

Photopea is a free online image editor.

It supports PSD, XCF, Sketch, DD and CDR formats (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Sketch App, Adobe XD, CoreIDRAW)

You can create a new image or open image form your computer and export or save them in various formats such as PAD, JPG / PNG / SGV, WEBP, PDF, GIF, MP4, RAW, ICO, BMP, TIFF, TGA, EMF, PPM etc.

Photopea is available at

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Manager - Refugee Programmes

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

Programme Design & Business Development Design of refugee support programmes
  • Identification of new partners and consortium design and negotiation
  • Conducting fact-finding/project scoping missions as appropriate
  • Assessing client requests for services and projects (i.e. analysis of donors’ strategic action plans/national indicative programs etc.)
  • Refugee sector market monitoring
  • Pro-active building and management of client and network relationships
  • Preparation of technical proposals: bid process management, research, analysis, bid writing, selection of experts and CVs preparation, etc.
  • Preparation of project budgets and financial proposals

Programme Delivery:
  • Project management of assigned portfolio projects (including quality and risk management and financial oversight)
  • Establishing/recruiting a team to deliver assigned projects
  • Developing client KPIs and leading client relationship management for assigned projects
  • Contribution to other technical and strategic aspects of the team’s work.
Key Competencies Required:
  • Experience designing and delivering refugee support programmes in the Global South or in the UK or EU
  • Experience in business development and/or tender preparation, ideally for a range of HMG clients such as Local Authorities, Home Office, FCDO, or DWP

Job: Desk Officer

The job

The Desk Officer will be the focal point within the organization for assigned countries, liaising with all directorates/departments in relation to these countries. The Desk Officer will provide advice and management support to country programmes and keep the Regional Director briefed on pertinent issues and changing circumstances as they arise. The Desk Officer will promote strong engagement with Concern’s Grant Management System (GMS) and data integrity.

You will report to the Regional Director and work with Strategy, Advocacy, and Learning (SAL), Emergency Directorate, Public Affairs, Finance, Human Resources, IT and Overseas fields, and the wider Concern team.

The salary is from KES 355,572 to 537,835 (Kenya Grade 9). This is a fixed-term contract.

Closing Date: 30 August 2023

Research Assistant


ICS- SP is an innovative African NGO that works in Africa together with families, communities, and other stakeholders to create safe and nurturing environments for children to reach their full potential.

Read more about this company on

Position: Research Assistant

Job type: Temporary, Short -term.

Location: Nairobi, Machakos (Kangundo), Kiambu (Limuru), Kisumu and Busia

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection in accordance with established research methodologies.
  • Conducting interviews, focus group discussions, and surveys with project beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Transcribing qualitative data accurately and efficiently.
  • Organizing and managing collected data to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  • Attend training workshop for Research Assistants
  • Maintaining clear and organized documentation of all research activities.
  • Participate in de-brief meetings after data collection.
  • Protect all project equipment and ensure that they are all safe and accounted for
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Research supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • University degree in Social Science or any relevant degree
  • Proven experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection for research projects.
  • Have experience of carrying out In-depth Interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
  • Proficiency in transcription techniques
  • Good written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficiency in local languages will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Have previous experience using KOBO collect and Microsoft Office Suit (Microsoft Word and excel)
  • Must be a local from the survey areas i.e., Kiambu (Limuru), Nairobi (Kamkunji), Machakos (Kangundo), Kisumu (Kisumu West) and Busia (Teso North/Matayos)
Terms of Engagement:

Successful candidates will be engaged in short term contract during end of project evaluation.

How to apply

Method of Application:

If you are a professional with a passion for research and meet the outlined qualifications, send your application letter, CV and relevant copies of academic certificates to [email protected] . Application deadline is 22nd August 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position and location (Nairobi or Kisumu or Busia) you are applying for as the subject of your email.

ICS SP absolute priority is protecting children, vulnerable communities and our own staff. We have zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. Successful applicants will be required to sign and adhere to our safeguarding, child protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) code of conduct and policies.

Call for experts - health and medical product procurement

Crown Agents is looking to hear from health and medical product procurement and sourcing experts with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Infectious/parasitic diseases
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH)
  • Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH)
Crown Agent has a range of Mid-Level and Senior-Level positions available, subject to contract awards. The key requirements for each level are set out in the link below.

Read more and apply:

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FreePDF 2022 does more than just PDF viewer because it gives you the ability to do the following for free:
  • Insert pictures into a PDF file,
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Call for proposals: Consultant - Elevating Communities Voices in the roll-out of new HIV treatment innovations


Founded in 2003, the mission of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is to improve access to, and quality of treatment services for people living with HIV (PLHIV). The organization is a network of global activists, who joined forces to advocate for equitable access to treatment, at a time when communities faced significant financial and logistical barriers to accessing HIV treatment -despite effective medicines being available. As an issue-based organization, ITPC’s reach includes expanding access to high quality services for key populations, people living with tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis (VH).

Given the pace of innovation in the ever-evolving HIV treatment landscape, the gap between treatment education and the rollout of new technologies is widening, especially in low- and middle-income countries and among the most vulnerable in our society. New HIV treatment products in the pipeline must be matched with community-focused education initiatives that lead to robust demand and that are complemented by sound service delivery plans to realize improved health outcomes. The recent launch of long-acting injectables for prevention and the anticipated use of long-acting treatment regimens present an opportunity to set up a platform to bring a diverse group of stakeholders together to enable: (a) increased awareness of these innovations, (b) strong HIV education initiatives, (c) accelerated access, (d) improved demand and (e) affordability through meaningful engagement and productive dialogues.

The main goal of this body of work is to build two-way dialogue between HIV treatment innovators and communities of people living with HIV. The main deliverable is to establish a civil society arm of a multi -stakeholder platform on health technology innovations that will elevate community voices in discussions and decisions about the roll-out of new HIV treatment innovations.

Scope of Work

Serve as a lead consultant for ITPC to execute the following tasks/activities:
  • Map key civil society stakeholders in the HIV treatment space with an emphasis on priority community groups:
    • Through interviews and surveys develop a deep-dive matrix of the most prominent and impactful civil society actors across 3 priority countries ( South Africa, Botswana and Eswatini) and across SSA if relevant - most influential groups leading on advocacy and policy as well those most active in the service delivery space (support groups, human rights organisations, technical agencies like UNAIDS at country level, HIV units a Ministries of Health at country level, etc).
    • Be able to work with current stakeholders at ITPC such as Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), NACOSA, Bonela, Eswatini AIDS Support Organization (SASO)
  • Develop a community engagement strategy and conduct community dialogues with interested stakeholder groups including needs assessment:
    • Develop a stepwise road map of how to gather insights from the prioritized list of community groups
    • Facilitate up to 2 in-person community dialogues in priority countries with interested stakeholder groups to gather insights on challenges and opportunities around the introduction of new HIV treatments
    • Conduct a needs assessment of patient groups to identify tools that could be developed to help address gaps and raise awareness
    • Additional surveys and focus group discussions (virtually an/or in-person locally – as needed)
  • Develop materials to address gaps identified
    • Conduct knowledge/awareness gap identification (needs assessments to inform tools development)
    • Develop HIV treatment education materials including digital solutions on new and promising HIV treatment options - can include peer-to-peer education, trainings, games, quizzes, bots, digital tools
  • Produce a final report highlighting key findings, with recommendations - working in collaboration with ITPC’s graphic designer and communications team.
This consultancy will start September 1, 2023, with a final report/deliverables produced for January, 31 2024.

Duration of Consultancy

This consultancy will start September 1, 2023, with a final report/deliverables produced for January, 31 2024.

Education & Experience Requirements
  1. Minimum 10 years of experience in global public health
  2. Knowledge about long-acting injectables within HIV prevention and/or long-acting treatment regimens
  3. Strong knowledge of service delivery approaches
  4. Strong orientation to the unique needs of key populations and PLHIV
  5. Experience working within Africa
  6. Superior verbal and written communication skills in English
  7. Evidence of experience in writing for donor-funded environments specifically a public health context
  8. Ability to consolidate findings and draw from multiple sources
How to apply

To Apply:

Send resume with cover letter & consultancy rate to [email protected] with the subject line “HIV Treatment innovation Program” – Application: Your Name” by 23 August 2023 - you can also apply as a team.

CLEAR Global Partnership Communications Intern

The Communications Intern reports to the Communications Coordinator and the role sits in the communications team.

The Communications Intern plays a vital role in managing CLEAR Global’s social media platforms through content generation and management. They will creatively craft stories that build on the organization’s digital brand across multiple channels. They will act as the main contact for responding to inquiries from social media, email and phone for both internal and external audiences. They will also be part of wider organizational campaigns to support CLEAR Global’s work to help people get information, whatever language they speak. The role also provides administrative support on website updates, reporting and team(s). This internship opportunity is for a motivated and detail-oriented person, ready to gain hands-on experience in the field of communications and contribute to our organization’s success.

  • Drive impactful storytelling on social media by identifying, developing, and pitching content ideas.
  • Manage social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms to boost engagement.
  • Develop compelling social media campaigns for the organization’s communications initiatives.
  • Compile and share performance reports across the organization’s digital media platforms.
  • Monitor and manage social media inboxes, promptly responding to general inquiries received through email and phone including updating email response workflows, templates, and guidelines.
  • Update and maintain routine web content including publications, vacancy announcements, press releases, blogs, and others.
  • Provide administrative support by organizing and maintaining communications related documents, files, and databases.
  • Work alongside the communications team to incorporate efficient communication workflows for internal and external communication.

CLEAR Global is seeking an energetic team player with a passion for communications. They should be enthusiastic about the importance of increasing access to knowledge through language. The right candidate agrees with CLEAR Global’s basic beliefs and values and can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated (within the last 2 years) from a university degree program in communications, marketing, humanities, or related field
  • Experience as an intern in a communications, marketing, PR, or similar role
  • Experience using social media marketing tools
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google products
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills. Writing sample will be required.
  • Demonstrated interest in language issues.
  • Knowledge and experience using online marketing tools such as WordPress, HubSpot, MailChimp and design programs.
  • Knowledge of Graphic Design tools such as Canva and Adobe.
  • Willingness to work in a small team with a range of team members.
  • Willingness to explore different outreach mechanisms, electronic and in person.
  • Resourceful, able to self direct.
Job requirements

The successful candidate will need to have access to a stable internet connection and a computer to be able to carry out the role.

Read more and apply at

Deadline for applications: 5 September, 2023

CLEAR Global Partnership Development Intern

CLEAR Global is offering a six-month internship to work as part of this small and dynamic team in the areas of administration, research, outreach, and sales. The candidate will gain valuable experience in a thriving international non-profit organization, learning about everything from not-for-profit humanitarian and development sectors, to business development and income tracking techniques.


The Partnership Development Intern will support the Partnership Sales team to carry out tasks related to CLEAR Global’s partnership sales and customer success programs. The role also includes supporting the officers with day-to-day administrative tasks. A big part of the role will entail using CRM (constituent relationship management) database tools, written communications, and web-based research to support CLEAR Global’s partnership goals.


  • Research new prospective partners which might benefit from our support
  • Support collateral, strategy, and implementation of our partnership program for CLEAR Global
  • Support relations/communications
Administration support
  • Regular data entry into HubSpot
  • Support with keeping partners’ account info, as well as outreach records up to date (entering/updating data)
  • Monitor partnership requests coming in from different channels
  • Support Partner onboarding process - drafting agreements, creating invoices, and sending out outreach communications.
  • Support with creating reports
Please note that these roles and responsibilities are approximate and may change over time.


The right candidate is an energetic team player who agrees with CLEAR Global’s basic beliefs and values and who can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.

  • Enrolled in or graduated within the last two years from a University degree program (preferably with a degree in the field of languages, communications or marketing);
  • Excellent command of English, both oral and written. Knowledge of or interest in other languages is an advantage;
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and particularly in the fundraising arena would be a real advantage;
  • Familiarity with data entry tools, CRM and cloud computing platforms would be a plus.
  • Experience carrying out desktop research, using a range of methods and sources of data
  • Must have access to a stable internet connection and a computer.
Read more and apply at

Deadline for applications: 5 September, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The Simple Path to Wealth

JL Collins author of "The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life" talks with Googler, Rachel Smith about easy, effective tips, and resources to understand investing.

They discuss how to think about money and investing to build wealth, how to avoid debt, how to simplify the world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts, TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions).

JL Collins also talks about
  • What the stock market is and how it really works
  • How to invest in a bull, or bear market
  • Specific investments to implement financial strategies

Useful tool to check the End-of-life for your device or product

End-of-Life (EOL) means the date set up by the Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) to longer sell, support, update or upgrade or patch, extend warranty or cover your product such as an electronic device, operating system (OS), or an equipment.

Usually major companies such as Google, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Cisco etc. will announce the EOL for their products, but it may be hard to search, track, and find out that information. is a useful website which documents EOL and support lifecycles for various products to help you track EOL dates for major devices and OS. is currently tacking 251 products as of the time of this blog post publication.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi)

45,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster (WWU). Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) in the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 100 %)

for the externally funded project “Erasmus Mundus Master in Geospatial Technologies”. We are offering a fixed-term full-time position to be filled by 1 September 2023 and continuing until 31 August 2027.

The project “Erasmus Mundus Master in Geospatial Technologies” ( is a joint European master’s programme run by three university partners in Portugal, Spain and Germany. WWU is coordinating the programme. The advertised position will contribute towards the implementation of this programme. The candidate will join the situated computing lab at ifgi, which conducts research in areas such as location-based services, smart cities and human-computer interaction in the context of solving spatial problems. The position also provides opportunities to further your own academic development and offers great freedom with regard to your own research, teaching and proposal writing.

More information and the complete job description can be found here

Up to two PhD scholarships Graduate School for Geoinformatics

Starts April 1st, 2024

The Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), University of Münster, Germany, is one of the world-leading institutions in geospatial information science (GI Science) research ( The Graduate School for Geoinformatics at ifgi this year offers up to three full PhD scholarships for open topics linked to one of the research groups (labs Pebesma, Kray, Schwering, Risse) at ifgi (applicants should specify the research group/professor that their topic is linked to).

The ifgi PhD scholarships include
  • A monthly scholarship lump sum of 2.000 € per month (three years, starting April 1, 2024)
  • Coverage of the semester fees for six semesters
  • Travel costs to Germany (in case of not living in Germany), up to 1.200 € according to actual and documented costs
  • Pre- and post-arrival support by ifgi.
Applications are requested by December 3, 2023, via email to the ifgi secretariat, [email protected]. Questions regarding the open topic can be sent to the corresponding group lead/professor.

Further information:

Bilingual Relationship Banker (Swahili language)


Identifies customers' needs through the bank’s retail sales process to provide proactive basic sales solutions through customer outreach for basic customer needs and/or refer complex customer needs to the appropriate team member/partner. Specializes in our branch customer experience through lobby management, servicing and sales interactions for retail and business customers.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The position is the focal point in the branch for sales, service and/or referral opportunities in support of overall branch goals and activity requirements.

The position is key driver of customer flow in the branch to support these activities.

The position services existing customers and grows the business through identifying sales opportunities with customers.

The position must stay current on operational, product, and system changes/enhancements, as well as demonstrate good risk management decisions to assist the branch in managing preventable losses and reduce fraudulent activity.

Read more and apply at

Swahili-speaking Content Moderator

  • Evaluate online social media content (images, videos, text, etc.) in the social media app that is in Swahili and English.
  • Review and moderate user-generated content to ensure it meets the defined policies and guidelines.
  • Carry out content quality control and ensure that the content is appropriate and meets the company's standards.
  • Identify and rate text according to the defined policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and moderate social media content to ensure that it is appropriate and meets the company's standards.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and provide customer support.
  • Engage with users on social media platforms and respond to their comments and messages.

Read more and apply at

Job: Swahili Linguist

SOSi is seeking a part-time Swahili Linguist in Reston, VA. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full range of activities in processing material or participating in situations requiring advanced capability to perform translation, transcription and interpretation tasks in support of the customer.

Blogging, content management, editing, language training, monitoring, quality control, scanning, selection, subject matter expertise, summarizing/gisting, terminology management, and translation related services.

French/Swahili Transition/Job Coach - 2nd Shift

Job Summary: The Transition Coach is responsible for assisting in the onboarding, transition and development of newly hired production Team Members who are French or Swahili speaking by acting as a liaison between our Operations Team, support departments and the Team Member. This position will monitor the progress of our newly hired Team Members, helping them assimilate when necessary and to provide assistance in training, onboarding, and the overall execution of their daily assigned tasks. This position will also assist in the development and implementation of on the Job training process and procedures. This position may also be utilized as a translator for the hiring, new hire orientation and onboarding processes as necessary.

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Needed: Full time instructors for German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Greek, Swahili, Russian, Chinese

LEIDOS is looking for full time instructors for the following languages: German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Greek, Swahili.
  • Customer has an immediate linguist requirement for foreign language instructors with the required teaching experience and adult learning methodology.
  • Instructors will provide 3-5 hours of instruction daily in courses at ILR 0-3. In addition to teaching, they will undertake tester training to become certified language testers and conduct 3-4 language tests per week, thereafter.
  • The position is responsible for instructing students in speaking a foreign language and understanding the culture of the area or country in order to teach culture through communication.
  • Instructors must be able to develop class materials and training aids to meet customized student needs. ​
  • The contract linguist instructor(s) shall have strong foreign language skills and will work under direction of experienced senior trained instructors.
  • It is also important that candidates are familiar with current events in the countries where the foreign languages are spoken.
  • Once on the program, contract linguist instructors are required to receive specific sponsor training focusing on foreign language teaching and foreign language testing in order to become certified according to Sponsor standards.
Read more and apply at and

Job: Swahili, French Linguist

Leidos is currently soliciting experienced and highly qualified Swahili+ French Linguist. The candidate must have strong verbal and written communications skills and be able to coordinate effectively with various offices and agencies in the US Intelligence Community. Individuals must have excellent operational judgment and be able to respond quickly to high priority data with minimal supervision.

The linguist will perform a full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability including Translation, Interpretation, Transcription, Gisting/Summarizing, etc.

Read more and apply at

Job: Swahili, Ganda/Luganda Translators

Are you an experienced and highly qualified Swahili + another foreign language translator looking for your next challenge? 

Leidos has an exciting opportunity for you! 

We are seeking a talented linguist who can tackle a full range of activities and thrive in situations requiring a professional level of expertise. Our ideal candidate is an expert at identifying and accurately summarizing factual points and abstract concepts, and can triage documentation to isolate the most pertinent and nuanced information. 

You must possess excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, and have the ability to conduct basic research on the Web. Additionally, possessing excellent English-language verbal communication skills to deliver informative briefings. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Financial Innovations for Women Affected by Migration (FIWAM)

 The Financial Innovations for Women Affected by Migration (FIWAM) program is funded by the Impact-Linked Fund for Gender Inclusive Fintech which provides Impact-Linked Finance and technical assistance to Fintechs to incentivize a stronger focus on gender transformative outcomes for financial inclusion.

Fintech start-ups in the growth stage, to reach investability and scale their impact. Solutions that are -directly or indirectly- financially empowering women affected by migration.

Application Criteria

  • Located in Asia, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Having a for-profit business model.
  • Be in the growth stage.
  • Providing fintech products/services.
  • Interest in understanding, capturing, and positively impacting the migrant community market segment.

Companies that are women-led fintechs and fintechs founded or led by migrants are highly encouraged to apply. 

Application Deadline: August 13th 2023 

Fill out the application form at

AGNES-BAYER Research Grant

2023 Call for Applications

AGNES-BAYER Research Grant

Ongoing | Deadline: August 30th, 2023 (00.00 GMT)

Funded by
Bayer Foundation

Junior with minimum of 1 published scientific paper and currently registered for a Doctoral degree.

Grant amount
EUR 7,000

The AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa enables doctoral students from sub-Saharan African countries to undertake outstanding research activities in Biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a three-month ‘Cooperation Visit’ to a research institute in Germany. Such visits must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to initiate research collaboration between African and German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term links, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes. DFG will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Deadline: 6 September 2023

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Sunday, August 6, 2023

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme for Researchers from Africa

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a three-month ‘Cooperation Visit’ to a research institute in Germany. Such visits must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The aim of the visit is to initiate research collaboration between African and German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term links, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes. DFG will cover travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. The administration and financial operation of TWAS is undertaken by UNESCO in accordance with an agreement signed by the two organizations.

Deadline: 6 September 2023

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