Friday, September 29, 2023

Country Director - Tanzania - Plan International

As a Plan International Country Director, you will be the leader tasked with unlocking that potential in country.

This is a truly influential position that comes with full accountability for Plan International’s operations and results in country. You will have the unique opportunity to drive programmes and influencing work, set overall direction for the country office, lead and grow the team, and ensure accountability to communities and donors for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy.

You will be deeply comfortable with leading transformative change and your talents as a leader and communicator will inspire Plan employees and volunteers while engaging partners, government, local communities and our other stakeholders. You will bring a focused approach to key responsibilities such as risk management, income growth, the disbursement of project funds and the oversight of projects.

Location: Tanzania

Type of Role: 5 year contract. We are willing to consider applicants from across the globe and therefore support with relocation is available if required

Reports to: Director of Sub Region

Closing Date: Monday 9th October

Finance and Administration Officer

Location: Rufiji - Tanzania Contract Period: Full time (1 year renewable contract) 

The purpose of the role is to ensure the efficient and effective financial management of Transform Trade work in Tanzania and for providing logistical and administrative support. The FAO will provide finance and administrative support for the implementation of Transform Trade-FCDO Funded project titled ‘People, Prosperity and Planet Project’ in Kisarawe and Rufiji district of Tanzania.

The People, Prosperity, Planet Project is a three-year (April 2022- March 2025) project to be implemented by Transform Trade in partnership with Tanzania Gender and Sustainable Energy Network (TANGSEN) in Kisarawe and Rufiji district of Tanzania. The project aims to improve Natural Resource Management (NRM) and livelihoods for 2200 ((1300 women: 800 men; 100 people with disabilities) vulnerable people through climate resilient practices & market led approaches along 4 value chain (VC’s)’. The four selected value chains include honey, fruit trees, poultry & vegetables.

Interested? Further details including the Job Description can be found below and at Relief Web.

A CV and completed application form of the interested candidate should be sent to [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 5th October 2023.

Provisional date for interviews: 12th October 2023.

Start date: Latest 27th November 2023.

Investigation Specialist

Job title: Investigation Specialist

Place of work: Tanzania

Start date: January 2024 or shortly thereafter

Employment rate: 100%

Contract duration: Until March 2025

Reporting: Head of Programmes, ICAR

About the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR)

The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) is a specialist centre of the Basel Institute on Governance that works with countries around the world to strengthen their capacities to recover stolen assets. Particular emphasis is placed on hands-on mentoring to assist practitioners from law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities to conduct financial investigations, develop suitable strategies for the prosecution of corruption offences, and to identify, restrain and confiscate proceeds of crime. ICAR also supports legislative and institutional reform processes, develops and delivers tailor-made training, and works with other international organisations to advance innovation and global policy dialogue on asset recovery.

About our programme in Tanzania

ICAR has been supporting Tanzania’s anti-corruption and economic crimes authorities to build capability to investigate and prosecute corruption cases and recover illicit assets since 2015. The current programme is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). The Investigations Specialist will work alongside ICAR’s in-country Senior Investigations Specialist and an in-country Senior Prosecution Specialist.

Together they will provide hands-on technical support to a range of law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities and the judiciary on both the mainland and Zanzibar.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Assist and advise the competent authorities in developing and implementing suitable investigative strategies and analysis in support of financial investigations of corruption and related financial crimes.
  • Support the development of investigative capabilities, processes and tools, including through the delivery of structured training.
  • Provide case-based mentoring and coaching in the context of investigations into complex criminality
  • Assisting the authorities in practical coordination and cooperation with foreign law enforcement and prosecution agencies to facilitate intelligence and evidence gathering through informal networks and via formal mutual legal assistance.
  • Supporting the mainstreaming of parallel financial investigations and money laundering investigations, with a focus upon identifying the proceeds crime.
  • Facilitating inter-agency coordination and collaboration, and promoting prosecutor-informed joint investigation processes.
  • Engaging with local and international partners to establish and maintain relationships for the benefit of enhancing asset recovery capabilities.
  • Supporting the development of workplans and training calendars.
  • Submitting progress reports in line with ICAR HQ and donor requirements.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience leading investigations into transnational organised crime, complex financial crime, and corruption.
  • Experience supporting teams to develop investigative capabilities, processes and tools.
  • Demonstrable experience in the design and delivery of training modules within a criminal justice setting. A recognised training qualification is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in the development of international relationships to facilitate the sharing of intelligence and evidence.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to middle or low-income countries is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to policy discussions with national and international stakeholders.
  • Excellent speaking and writing fluency in English.
Remuneration package

The salary will be commensurate to experience and responsibility. Additional benefits and allowances for field staff may apply, including private health insurance, accommodation allowance and one home leave flight per 12-month period. The position is entitled to 25 days of paid leave per 12-month period and 5 days of paid home leave per 12-month period.

Equal opportunity employer

The Basel Institute is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

How to apply


Please email your full application file, including a motivational letter in English and your detailed CV (merged into a single PDF file) by October 16th 2023 to [email protected]

Early application is encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Resource Mobilization and Communication officer

About Vi Agroforestry

Vi Agroforestry is a Swedish development organisation fighting poverty and climate change together. The organisation supports smallholder farmer families to lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable agriculture land management (SALM) based on agroforestry. What started as a tree planting initiative in 1983, is today an expert organisation implementing development projects through local partnerships with member-based farmer organisations.

The aim is to reduce poverty, hunger, deforestation, harmful gendered norms, and contribute to increased mitigation, resilience and adaptation to climate change, increased biodiversity and sustainable food systems. Current projects and programmes target smallholder farmer families – especially women, youth and children – in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The head office in Stockholm, Sweden focuses on fundraising, advocacy, and programme monitoring and evaluation. The regional office in Nairobi, Kenya coordinates operations, advocacy and expertise. Projects and partnerships are managed by country offices
in each country.

Purpose of the position

The position is responsible for improved and increased resource mobilisation in Tanzania country office, as well as visibility of the organisation towards strategic donors, stakeholders and general public. It involves scanning for opportunities, coordination of the resource mobilisation process, guiding the concept and proposal writing process at country level, visibility of Vi Agroforestry to donors, building relationship with donors, as well as training of staff on Resource mobilisation and communication. The role also serves to encourage and support new innovations. The Resource Mobilisation and Communication officer reports to the Country Manager.


Vi Agroforestry is a human rights-based organisation. The core values of non-discrimination, meaningful participation, accountability, transparency, empowerment and continued learning guide all work – including the work with partners. People are stronger together and sustainable development requires respect for human rights, democracy and the environment. Through all actions, Vi Agroforestry therefore seeks to live by the principles of respect, transparency and together.

General responsibilities
  • Promote and support the interest of Vi Agroforestry
  • Be committed to and contribute to the fulfillment the Vi Agroforestry Strategy
  • Ensure and promote rights-based approach in all that we do.
  • Ensure adherence to Vi Agroforestry policies, guidelines, operating procedures and workplans.
  • Ensure compliance to donor requirements.
  • Ensure high quality in all that we do.
  • Be committed to fighting corruption and fraud and always report when there is any kind of suspicion.
  • Ensure that gender is mainstreamed, and Gender Transformation is promoted in all our operations
  • Keep abreast with the development in your area of responsibility
  • Liaise with partner organizations, researchers, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to effective cooperation between staff in the global organization
  • Contribute to a healthy work environment at the workplace
  • Support teamwork and assist each other as needs arise
  • Upon request from the manager, fulfil other tasks at the country office/regional office or department level.
  • Keep your manager updated on opportunities and challenges as well as on the progress on your assignments. Make sure you inform your manager well in advance if you have difficulties meeting your deadlines.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of risk management plans, work plans and budgets for the office.
Key responsibilities
  • Be responsible for the overall Resource mobilization, visibility and communication processes in the Country office.
  • In collaboration with Country Manager ensure compliance and implementation of policies, guidelines and other steering documents relating to Resource Mobilization, visibility and communication.
  • In collaboration with Country Manager design strategic donor plans
  • Plan and Coordinate donor relations in the country office including the development and promotion of strategic alliances with donor organisations and other strategic actors.
  • Undertake mapping and donor assessments; and identify funding opportunities for Vi Agroforestry and partner organisations.
  • Be responsible for Vi Agroforestry’s visibility towards prioritized donors.
  • Develop concept notes/proposals in close collaboration with country staff and partner organizations.
  • Guide programme staff in design of projects and writing proposals.
  • Be responsible for training and supporting staff on Resource mobilization, project design and communication.
  • Strive to reach the Resource Mobilization (RM) turnover target as set in the RM Strategy and report the progress to the country manager monthly.
  • Timely planning and delivery of concepts, proposals and reports.
  • Encourage and support new innovations.
  • Train staff on innovation and make follow up of initiatives in the organization.
  • Be part of QA of proposals and reports
  • Compile Tanzania Country office Monthly or Quarterly reports to Regional office.
  • Support program staff on advocacy on need basis, relating to visibility and communication towards identified stakeholders.
  • Be responsible in Tanzania Country office for communication material requests from Regional
Office and Head Office.
  • Support in postings on social media and website; and be responsible for all communication relating to events in Tanzania country office and partners.
Required qualifications:

Education level:
University degree in a relevant area for the position

Other professional qualifications:
Knowledgeable on grant management and compliance issues.
  • Experience from working with big donors (EU, USAID, Embassies and others).
  • Experience from proposal writing and very good knowledge in the English language.
  • Having a strong network and good networking skills.
  • Good communication skills and experience with branding and visibility
  • Good understanding of donor requirements and reporting of project results
  • Good knowledge on common IT tools
Work experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience from the NGO sector
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience on Grant management and Resource mobilization
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience on communication, visibility and branding in development or related fields.
Languages: English, Kiswahili

Personal competencies
  • Strategic and conceptual thinking skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Accountable, honest, responsible and trust building personality
  • Respectful and Transparent
  • Decisive
  • Good planning and analytical skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Collaborative skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Structured personality
  • Flexible and creative personality
  • Self-driven personality
  • Team-player
How to apply

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Friday 13th October 2023. With subject heading, ‘ RESOURCE MOBILISATION AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER TANZANIA’.

The employment is a fixed term contract position with a six months’ probation period.

We look forward to receiving your thoughtful application. Your time in preparing your application is much appreciated, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you want to alert Vi Agroforestry on suspected discrimination, corruption or other serious misconduct
during the recruitment process, do not hesitate to use our whistle blowing system:

Search for Common Ground Country Director, Tanzania and Mozambique

The Country Director is responsible for the program from a programmatic and operational perspective. S/he will lead a Consortium implementing a three-year Southern Tanzania-Northern Mozambique cross-border program to develop sustainable, community-centered responses to mitigate local drivers of instability, radicalization, and recruitment along the borderlands communities. S/he also leads in donor engagement and relationships, fundraising, and strategic planning. S/he contributes to vital organisational initiatives and policy and assures suitability for field-level program implementation. The position oversees three critical areas of leadership and management:
(1). Thought leadership, reputation, and external relationship;
(2). Oversight for program implementation; and
(3). Leadership for staffing, operations, and employee development.

The position will be based preferably in Maputo, Mozambique and priority will be given to candidates with legal rights to work in Mozambique.

Application Deadline: 13 October 2023

Head of the Global Climate Hub - Plan International

The Opportunity

In this important role as the Head of the Global Climate Hub you will be responsible for ensuring that Plan International is positioned as the go-to organization for girls and Climate.

You will lead on both advocacy and programming on Climate, as well as be accountable for the execution of the climate roadmap and key milestones agreed as part of the Global strategy.

You will significantly support resource mobilization in partnership with partner National and Country Offices. And will be responsible for managing a Business Development Manager and Climate Network Coordinator as well as support and guide the Global Environmental Policy Specialist and Resilience & Climate Change Specialist.

Type of role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th October 2023

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live. Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Global Head - Better Returns

Location: Either in one of our global offices (Bristol or London - UK, Madagascar, Belize, Indonesia, Timor-Leste), or home-based within countries where Blue Ventures has administrative capacity (Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania)

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2023

Contract status: Global Post, Full-time

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: 2 years fixed term (with the possibility of extension)

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience as per national salary range at Head of/Regional Manager level

Salary Band: Head of

The core technical scope of the role’s portfolio will include:
  • Interventions to improve returns for fishers operating in low-resource, data-limited fisheries, including reducing post-capture losses through improved post-harvest techniques, securing fairer prices that reward sustainability, and exploring opportunities for seafood eco-certification;
  • Interventions to improve returns for fishers beyond economic value, such as in terms of health, and nutrition for healthy and resilient fishing communities.
  • Participatory assessments of small-scale fisheries value chains, and participatory development, management, and decision making of related interventions aimed at improving fishers’ returns;
  • Following and informing best practice and policy for improving fisher’s financial returns;
  • Alignment between community-based approaches, and national and international standards.

Global Head - Secure Rights

Location: Either in one of our global offices (Bristol or London - UK, Madagascar, Belize, Indonesia, Timor-Leste) or home-based within countries where Blue Ventures has administrative capacity (Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania)

Closing date for applications: 3 November 2023

Contract status: Global Post, Full-time

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: 2 years fixed term (with the possibility of extension)

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience as per national salary range at Head of/Regional Manager level

Salary Band: Head of

The core technical scope of the role’s portfolio will include:
  • Identifying and documenting legal pathways for communities to secure their access, use, and management over local ecosystems and fisheries, and mechanisms to legitimise and strengthen rights that may already exist but are poorly recognised;
  • Supporting the establishment and recognition of community institutions that can effectively represent the interests of their constituents and building their capacity for governance and management
  • Following and informing best practice and policy for securing community rights for small-scale fisheries management and habitat protection, working in close collaboration with the Advocacy team when policy change is needed
  • Alignment between community-based approaches, and national, regional, and international standards, as well as between customary, national, and international law

Global Head - Community Based Fisheries Management

Location: Either in one of our global offices (Bristol or London - UK, Madagascar, Belize, Indonesia, Timor-Leste) or home-based within countries where Blue Ventures has administrative capacity (Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania)

Closing date for applications: 3 November 2023

Contract status:
Global Post, Full-time

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: 2 years fixed term (with the possibility of extension)

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience as per national salary range at Head of/Regional Manager level

Salary Band: Head of

The core technical scope of the role’s portfolio will include:
  • Community-based fisheries management for low-resource, data-limited fisheries including fish biology, coastal ecology, fisheries science, governance and participatory management and decision making;
  • Participatory assessment, management and conservation of tropical marine habitats (integrating scientific and community based habitat mapping and monitoring, fisheries data collection and use, marine spatial ecology and coastal resource governance)
  • Following and informing best practice and policy for community based small-scale fisheries management and habitat protection
  • Alignment between community based approaches and national and international standards, as well as between customary, national and international law

Social Behaviour Change Radio Programmes – Southern Coastal Tanzania


1. About the Aga Khan Development Network

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a network of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalised communities across 30 countries in Africa and Asia. Through innovative, community-driven solutions that span social, economic, and cultural dimensions, AKDN agencies aim to holistically improve quality of life.

AKDN’s education goal is to ensure all girls. boys, women, and men, are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to help them interact effectively with the world and be contributing members of a pluralistic society. AKDN assumes a holistic and systems approach to education programming ensuring all interventions are globally informed, locally rooted, are embedded in government and community interests and structures, and work to promote social inclusion, equity, and pluralism. AKDN invests in all sectors of the formal education systems, from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as in other formal and informal life-long learning opportunities, including teacher professional development. AKDN education agencies operating in East Africa are the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and its affiliate, the Madrasa Early Childhood Programme (MECP), Aga Khan University (AKU), Aga Khan Academies (AKA), and Aga Khan Education Services (AKES).

2. About the Aga Khan Foundation

AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill-health, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal, and other resource-poor areas. In East Africa, AKF responds to local and regional priorities by developing and implementing effective programming, measuring, and documenting results and sharing lessons with governments, donors, and development actors to influence policy and practice. AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that includes programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health and Early Childhood Development. Gender Equality is a cross cutting theme in the portfolio. AKF will be the primary interlocutor for this assignment but engaging all AKDN education agencies in the process will be critical.

3. About Foundations for Learning

Foundations for Learning (F4L) is a five-year (2020-2025) project co-funded by Global Affairs Canada and AKF and implemented by AKDN education agencies, that will improve the educational systems at the pre-primary and primary level, in addition to strengthening women’s empowerment, and gender equality in three countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. F4L will strengthen the delivery of quality, gender-responsive, and inclusive pre-primary and primary education, and other social development services and reduce gender and social barriers to the utilisation and uptake of education and other sustainable development services. Together, F4L’s interventions will address the gender, social, cultural, and economic barriers that women and girls face in accessing education, making life decisions, and improving their equitable learning outcomes as key steps to exercise their basic human rights.

Critical to F4L is enabling individuals and communities to identify negative attitudes and behaviours and adapt these to promote inclusion, gender equity, and pluralism within themselves and their behaviours and across society.

4. Purpose and Objectives of the Assessment

AKDN aims to engage an organisation that will produce social and behaviour change media programming through local radio stations in Southern Coastal Tanzania (Lindi, Mtwara), which will promote discussion, shift attitudes, and encourage listeners to take positive action to keep children in school, particularly girls.Informed by existing research done under F4L (including the situational analyses, rapid gender analysis, baseline reports, and SBC strategies), conduct a rapid assessment of information needs and media preferences of stakeholders in the target geographies.
  • Undertake a capacity assessment of local radio stations and use this to inform a capacity development process.
  • Support the radio stations to produce weekly content regarding gender issues and education for engage core target audiences to broadly communicate high quality content to influence attitudes and behaviours.
  • Assess radio programmes; analyse and use these data with the radio stations to improve the programming.
  • Assess the impact of the radio programmes on social attitudes and behaviours.
5. Key deliverables

The deliverables of this consultant will include the following:
  • Draft of 12-month radio programming strategy: A final document detailing the key findings from the rapid assessment and programme strategy.
  • Radio programmes: as per agreed strategy
  • Final report: Demonstrating capacity development of radio stations and impact of radio programmes.
6. Work Plan

The deliverables of this consultant should be delivered over a 15-month period

7. Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience delivering radio programming for community mobilisation and social and behaviour change
  • Experience working with local radio stations in Tanzania is a must. Existing relationships with local radio stations is preferred.
  • Experience delivering capacity building programs for local radio stations
8. Criteria for selection

All submissions will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • Technical proposal 40%
  • Technical experience 30%
  • Value for Money 30%
How to apply

9. To Apply

Organisations interested in this opportunity with AKF should submit:
  • A proposal outlining relevant experience, suitability for this consultancy and approach (no more than 4 pages). Proposal must include evidence of carrying out impact evaluations of radio programmes
  • Budget: Please include VAT
  • Monthly work plan
Applications should be submitted to [email protected] by midday EAT on Friday 13th October 2023.

AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (

Communications Specialist for Tanzania MUM Project

  • Finalize and regularly update the comprehensive communications and outreach plan.
  • Develop materials and other media to disseminate information about project successes and lessons learned to the media, project partners and stakeholders, and USAID.
  • Support implementation of Pause and Reflect sessions to review progress and discuss adaptations, using data for indicators and qualitative data from interactions and discuss Learning Questions with partners and beneficiaries to inform work plans.
  • Coordinate field outreach, working with USAID on communications and success stories, and timely elevation of any management or technical challenges for discussion/resolution.
  • The development of success stories for submission to USAID (two per year).
  • Contribution to program reports.
  • Providing technical advice and support to the MUM team on communications quality and compliance to USAID branding and marking requirements.
  • Provide technical advice and support to ensure that communications and information products are at the highest level of quality and integrity, and will ensure compliance with USAID documentation, information products, and branding and marking standards.
  • Support development and use of information products and establish/maintain relations with local and international media outlets, drawing on support from the home office for short-term technical support and assistance.
  • Build capacity among staff, partners, and other stakeholders in the area of information product development, including on capturing quality photos. The Specialist will provide the DCOP-Ops with monthly and quarterly progress reporting, including activities planned for the next quarter, in accordance with the approved work plan.
  • Other duties as assigned by the DCOP-Ops.

  • University degree in communications, psychology, or related discipline.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent and 7 years’ experience in relevant field OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 10 years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Experience related to media development and communications, preferably with similar donor-funded activities.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Tactfulness. Enthusiasm for the job. Good Human Relation skills, integrity, and ability to work under pressure.
Read more and apply: Communications Specialist for Tanzania MUM Project - Tetra Tech Careers (

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)

The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to women from outside the United States and Canada who are seeking advanced degrees from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada with the expectation that students will return to their home countries to utilize their education to make a positive impact and foster global peace.
In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.

Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

International students attending Cottey College are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted.

Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.

AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU - academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement - the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and will return home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in their home country.

The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room, and board) for one international student who will need a non-immigrant visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets, taxes, and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S.$4,000 per year).

Read more and apply: Apply to Be Our Next Emerging Global Leader | American University, Washington, DC

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Qatar University International Students Scholarship

Scholarship Objective

Recruiting international students of outstanding academic performance.

  • Exemption from tuition fees
  • Exemption from textbook fees
  • 500 QR monthly salary
  • Student housing (two students per room) including transportation to/from campus.
  • Annual round trip air fare ticket
  • Residence permit under QU sponsorship
Requirements for application:
  1. The applicant must have a high school certificate or its equivalent.
  2. A minimum high school average of 95%.
  3. Applicant must receive the final acceptance in the university.
  4. The applicant must meet the admission requirements for the college that they applied to.
  5. The scholarship should be utilized starting from the semester in which the scholarship was awarded. The start of the study can be postponed for one semester, if necessary, conditional of approval of the scholarship committee. If the student does not pass his/her first semester, the scholarship will be canceled and the student will be informed by QU email.
  6. Applicant must have a good reputation.
  7. Applicant should not get benefit from this scholarship and another sponsorship/scholarship simultaneously.
Conditions for Continuity of Scholarship:
  1. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
  2. The student must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
  3. The student must remain registered continuously (in Fall and Spring) until graduation.
  4. The student should not exceed the period for graduation according to his/her study plan.
  5. Recipients of the scholarship are expected to adhere to academic regulations, policies, and procedures of Qatar University.
  6. Must abide to the General Conditions to keep the scholarship.
Upon receiving the applications, the scholarship committee may consider the applicant’s standard test scores in English (IELTS or TOEFL) and in Mathematics (SAT, ACT, QU Math Placer) or other test scores selected by the committee.

Required Documents

Applicants for this scholarship are not required to submit any documents except the documents required for admission.

How to Apply

International students applicants may apply to this scholarship through the online admission application in the “Scholarship Application” section during the announced application period.
International students must submit the original high school transcript and required documents during the application period for international students to Qatar University to the following address:

Admissions Department
Qatar University
P.O. Box 2713
Doha, Qatar

Application and evaluation procedures:
  1. Students apply for admission and scholarships online using the online admission application during the announced application period.
  2. The applicants will be evaluated after the deadline of the online scholarship application. An initial conditional acceptance letter will be sent to the nominated students.
  3. After receiving admission decision in the university, the university will apply for visas and the students will be notified accordingly.
  4. The final admission and scholarship decisions will be sent to the students by email according to the announced timeline.

WAAW Foundation Scholarship in a STEM-related course

WAAW Foundation Scholarship enables female college students in Africa to pursue their studies in a STEM-related course. With this scholarship, you are free to focus on achieving your academic goal and volunteer to give back to your community and promote the engagement of women in STEM through the STEM Outreach Chapter at their university. 

We are looking for scholars that show a need, have the passion, and drive to make a difference in their community. This section contains all of the information you need in order to successfully submit an application. 

We encourage you to review it fully in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being selected for an award. 

Read more and apply: Scholarship - WAAW Foundation

Deadline has been set for 17th November

Meta Research PhD Fellowship program open to students in any year of their PhD study

The Meta Research PhD Fellowship program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, research impact, and recommendation letters.

Winners of the Fellowship will receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs, a paid visit to Meta headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit (pending COVID office restrictions event may be virtually held), and various opportunities to engage with Meta researchers.

Before you fill out an application, please review the applicable research area fellowship descriptions. We will only be awarding Fellowships in these specific areas. If your research does not directly align with any of these descriptions, we invite you to check back next award cycle for future research alignment.

Read more and apply: Meta Research PhD Fellowship (

University of Toronto Pearson International Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto for first-entry, undergraduate programs. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Consultancy: Program Coordinator - ABA ROLI Advancing Freedom of Expression in Tanzania

Theme: Programmatic/Operations

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Contract Type: Consultant

Period of Performance: 12 months (renewable)

Anticipated start date: October 2023

Applications to: [email protected] with subject line “Tanzania Program Coordinator application”

Deadline: September 25, 2023

Organization Overview:

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs. ABA ROLI has worked for over 25 years in more than 100 countries to promote the rule of law, advance human rights, strengthen judicial institutions, support legal professionals, and advance understanding of the law and rights of citizens by the public. To this end, ABA ROLI has established partnerships with a wide range of actors, including institutions in the justice sector (judges, prosecutors, public defense offices, mediation offices and national human rights institutions, investigators, and police), civil society organizations, bar associations, legal aid organizations, and lawyers, among others.

ABA ROLI’s work in Africa spans a variety of programing around the rule of law, access to justice, atrocity prevention as well as human rights protection and promotion. It works closely with the justice sector, law societies, law schools/universities and civil society. Its programs focus on institutional strengthening, enhancing legal service delivery, capacity building and the provision of technical and financial assistance to local partners. ABA ROLI’s Africa Division has country offices across the region including Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Gambia, Liberia, Niger, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

Program Overview:

ABA ROLI is hiring a Program Coordinator (PC) to support an anticipated program on Advancing Freedom of Expression in Tanzania, which is aimed at reducing restrictions on freedom of expression (FOE) in Tanzania and bolstering the safeguarding of related fundamental rights for media, civil society, and the public at large. Its principal objectives are to: (1) Enhance the capacity and coordination of media, civil society, and legal sector actors to advocate for the right to free expression, and (2) Promote policymakers to increase their understanding of and support for democracy-affirming freedom of expression policy and legal frameworks.

ABA ROLI plans to work in partnership with several multi-sector local partners to contribute sustainably to project objectives and facilitate inclusion of stakeholders from underrepresented areas of Tanzania. The Program Coordinator will support these civil society partners to promote advocacy, policy formation, and capacity building activities across sectors to achieve the program’s targeted outcomes.

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator (PC), who will be located in Dar es Salaam, will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day operations, program activities, managing local subgrantee partners in Tanzania, and overseeing collection and quality assurance of program data. They will report directly to the Senior Program Manager located in Kampala, Uganda.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Advancing Freedom of Expression in Tanzania project and ensure all programmatic requirements are met/exceeded according to ABA ROLI and grantor requirements.

• Accountable for all timely, accurate, and compliant in-country programmatic monitoring and reporting.

• Oversees and is accountable for the development and deployment of substantive programming and activities, including, but not limited to, project work plans, managing/assisting volunteer legal specialists and consultants, and convening, organizing and participating in training opportunities within the host country.

• Establishes and enhances effective collaboration and relationships with local entities and other development partners (e.g., local bar association, law schools, NGOs, governmental agencies, etc.) to fulfill program objectives within cost constraints and garner additional funding from partners.

• Maintains proactive communications with the Senior Program Manager (Kampala), Program Manager (D.C.) and other ROLI leadership to ensure timely and accurate updates on program activities, achievements, and shortcomings. In areas where program shortcomings are identified, creates and implements corrective action plans to improve performance against standards.

• Assists in identifying best practices derived from lessons learned.

• Collaborates with local authorities to ensure that all program activities and operations are compliant with all local laws/regulations and, if required, have received all regulatory licensing/registrations prior to offering the activities.

• Ensures compliance with all donors, ABA, federal, state, and local laws/regulations while managing the program. Ensures personal and program compliance with the FCPA.

• Performs other related duties as required.


• Relevant university degree (Law, Political Science, or other International Development-related field).

• Minimum 3-5 years of experience in project management and managing programmatic, operational and financial duties for USG-funded projects or other donor funded projects with similar complexity.

• Proven experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, including overseeing the preparation and submission of project deliverables, stakeholder and risk management processes, cost and schedule controls, and sustainability planning and implementation.

• Demonstrated experience overseeing implementation of Monitoring & Evaluation systems from project initiation to closeout stages.

• Experience working with and managing subgrantee organizations.

• Proven success in building and maintaining working relationships with all project stakeholders; engaging in coalition building; and empowering stakeholders to take ownership of key project outcomes for post-project sustainability of progress.

• Strong facilitation, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

• Experience working in Tanzania and/or elsewhere in Eastern Africa, and strong understanding of political and operating context in Tanzania.

• Fluency in English (written and spoken) required.

• Tanzanian citizen

How to apply

Expression of Interest: Please submit the following by email to [email protected] by September 25, 2023.

Email subject line: “Tanzania Program Coordinator application ”

● Motivation letter

● Curriculum vitae

● Three professional references

Digital Technology Lead - AMREF Health

The Digital Technology Lead will provide technology vision and guidance to Corporate Amref Health Africa, its country offices, enterprises and programmes for developing and implementing digital information and communication technology initiatives that align with the mission of Amref Health Africa as a whole. The Digital Technology Lead has end-to-end accountability for all digital assets and services (web and mobile). The role also ensures that the Amref Health Africa brand is accurately represented with high ranking and high traffic flow to Amref Health Africa digital platforms for effective e-communication, campaigns, fundraising and social media asset utilisation.

Project Manager - Global Diaspora Confederation

Job Purpose

Responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed timely and within the allocated budget.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
    • Project Development and Management
    • Growing and sustaining organizational capacity through finance and human resources.
    • Support the operational development of GDC and support the human resource and fundraising teams at the Secretariat.
    • Work with the GDC board to improve the operational structure of GDC and the GDC Academy.
    • Develop concept notes and proposal documents with the Board to fundraise for GDC growth and sustainability.
    • Report on all project activities.
    • Support the project assistant and interns in the coordination of all GDC events.
    • Support the marketing team in the development of promotional materials, direct marketing, press releases and media advisories.
    • Support in gathering information for updating websites and social media.
    • Review articles for the GDC newsletter, website and social media pages; and attend routine planning and management meeting with the GDC Chair/line manager.
Administrative Support
  • Provide line management responsibility to the project team
  • Support the project team as needed, including but not limited to research, following up with team members on project activities, diaspora organisations’ support and other relevant activities.
Other Responsibilities
  • Organise, facilitate and attend GDC internal and external meetings.
  • Complete the Humanitarian Assistance online training.
  • Participate in GDC events and activities as assigned, including monthly staff meetings.
  • Develop goals with supervisors and strive to achieve goals.
Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree with 7 years experience or Master’s degree at a recognised institution

Experience: 5 years of working in a non-profit sector

Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong computer skills with proficiencies in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint) as well as social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good leadership qualities and ability to lead a growing team.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions and outside GDC to effectively contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Committed to the Global Diaspora Confederation’s mission and Values.
  • Agree to confidentiality statement and pass a background checks in accordance with GDC’s Employee Handbook
  • An adaptive learner, adaptable and able to work well under pressure.
  • Good organization and administrative skills
  • Highly organized with an attention to detail

Team Lead/Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist Development of USAID

Team Lead/Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist Development of USAID/Tanzania Mission-Wide Programmatic Pesticide Evaluation Report Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP)

USAID/Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity

Social Impact is seeking a Team Lead to guide the development, support, roll-out, and implementation of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic PERSUAP (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan). This is a consulting position with an estimated start date of October 1, 2023. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Expert will be 40-50 days with the potential for in-person data collection of up to 2 weeks in Tanzania (in combination with remote data collection). The Expert will report directly to the Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist.

The Team Lead will be responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team including an Environmental Specialist and Crop Protection Expert in the development of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP). This role includes comprehensive strategic planning, meticulous research, robust stakeholder engagement, and the formulation of technical guidelines in the realms of environmental protection, integrated pest management, and crop protection.


The Team Lead will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the assignment to guide the development, support, roll-out, and implementation of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic PERSUAP (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan). This would include desk review of strategic documents, data collection from stakeholders and development of the Mission-wide PERSUAP

Read more and apply:

    USAID: Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist

    Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist, USAID/Tanzania Programmatic Pesticide Evaluation Report Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP)

    Position Description:

    Social Impact is seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist to guide the development, support, roll-out, and implementation of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic PERSUAP (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan). This is a consulting position with an estimated start date of October 1, 2023. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Advisor will be 30-35 days with potential in-person data collection of up to 2 weeks in Tanzania (in addition to remote data collection). The Specialist will report directly to the Team Leader.


    The Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the assignment to guide the development, support, roll-out, and implementation of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic PERSUAP (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan). This would include desk review of strategic documents, data collection from stakeholders and development of the Mission-wide PERSUAP

    USAID Consultancy: Senior Crop Protection Expert

    Consultancy: Senior Crop Protection Expert, USAID/Tanzania Programmatic Pesticide Evaluation Report Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP)

    Position Description:

    Social Impact is seeking an experienced Senior Crop Protection Expert to guide the development, support, roll-out, and implementation of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic PERSUAP (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan). This is a consulting position with an estimated start date of October 1, 2023. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Expert will be 30-35 days with potential in-person data collection of up to 2 weeks in Tanzania (in addition to remote data collection). The Expert will report directly to the Team Leader.


    The Crop Protection Expert will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the assignment to guide the development, support, roll-out, and implementation of the USAID/Tanzania Mission-wide Programmatic PERSUAP (Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan). This would include desk review of strategic documents, data collection from stakeholders and development of the Mission-wide PERSUAP

    Read more and apply:

    USAID: Supervisory Development Assistance Specialist (HIV)

    USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of the Supervisory Development Assistance Specialist(HIV) is located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH).

    OHH includes six technical units with an annual operating budget of approximately US$310 million, and is led by a USDH Foreign Service Officer who reports directly to the Mission Director. The Specialist serves as a second Deputy to the OHH Director, with direct responsibility for the HIV/TB and Strategic Information (SI) Units which cover the full spectrum of prevention, care and treatment, and SI. The Specialist may serve as Acting Office Director in the absence or preoccupation of the Director and/or the other Deputy Director.

    The Specialist leads high-level engagements with the Government of Uganda (GoU), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and other high-level Ministerial officials, at the national and regional levels to ensure success for USAID’s new development strategy. The Specialist represents the OHH and the Mission with bilateral donors, UN organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and other relevant health agencies and organizations. The Specialist oversees implementation of OHH strategic projects, to ensure achievement of intended results, and may serve as Agreement/Contract Officer’s Representative (A/COR) or alternate for collaborative high-level integrated activities across technical offices within the Mission.

    The Specialist supervises a staff of approximately 25 through two subordinate supervisors, performing the full range of supervisory duties.


    The work assignment requires a US-style Master’s Degree or the local equivalent from an accredited program in public health, medicine, public policy, or a very closely work-related discipline.

    Prior Work Experience:

    The assignment requires a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in public health or public policy development.

    This experience must have provided the opportunity for policy work, program direction and visioning, strategic planning, and design, and/or program management.

    A significant portion of this work experience must have been in development work, or related fields, for donor agencies, GoU organizations, or private-sector institutions.

    Demonstrated state-of-the-art knowledge related to priority health areas, and experience working or collaborating with other donors, governments, international organizations, the private sector, etc., is required.

    How to apply

    The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061723R10020 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at: [email protected]

    Data Analyst

    Terms of reference

    Job Title: Data Analyst

    Code: SR-00-9058

    Duty station: Rome - HQ

    Starting date: 01/10/2023

    Contract duration: 12 months (renewable)

    General purpose of the position

    The Data Analyst is the figure who analyzes and interprets data. This analysis aims to extract useful information to test business hypotheses and gain a competitive advantage. The profile could be called a translator of numbers, who is responsible for transforming raw data into valuable information.

    The first step in proper and effective analysis is to correctly organize and cluster the data. The Data Analyst can use mathematical codes and formulas to automate calculation processes and group the data in this preliminary step. Upon completion of the analysis, the Data Analyst communicates the results through reports and written documents.

    Main responsibilities and tasks

    Among the main tasks of the Data Analyst are:
    • Understand the types of research to be conducted - based on the needs;
    • Ensure that the information is not biased - in which case the Data Analyst will select only valuable data;
    • Suggest changes in the tools and processes used for data collection;
    • Organize the data and create clusters;
    • Read data using statistical methods to identify correlations and interpretive patterns, particular trends or recurring patterns from which helpful information for the company's business can be derived;
    • Share the results of the analysis to stakeholders through written documents. In some cases, the Data Analyst may use visualization software.
    Required profile and experience

    • Bachelor's degree in : Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Economics.

    Remote: Communications Manager - Medic Mobile

    Medic Mobile - We are seeking an expert creative writer and tech-savvy communications professional with strong organizational and relationship-building skills to join our External Affairs team as our Communication Manager. This position reports to the Senior Manager of External Affairs and will work closely with the Chief Development Officer, Philanthropy Manager, External Affairs Officer, and other interdepartmental teammates living and working in 20+ countries around the world. Communications at Medic is highly collaborative during ideation and brainstorming phases, with execution of strategy and deliverables owned by the Communications Manager.

    Position Information:
    • Employment Status: Full-time
    • Location: GMT 00:00 to GMT -06:00 time zones, permanently remote unless based in a Medic hub location (Nairobi, Dakar, Kampala, Kathmandu)
    • If located in North or South America, must be willing and available for occasional meetings as early as 6am and as late as 6pm EST
    • Preferred Start Date: Oct 1 2023

    Request for Proposal – ToR to develop and implement an integrated seed data collection

    Request for Proposal – Terms of Reference to develop and implement an integrated seed data collection, management & reporting system interfaced with a mobile-based app


    The primary objective of this consultancy is to develop an integrated seed data collection, management, and reporting System and an accompanying mobile-based application to optimize the organization’s seed-related operations, from production to distribution.

    Scope of work

    The consultant’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    System analysis and design
    • Conduct a detailed analysis of the organization’s existing seed production, inventory management, and distribution processes.

    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to gather requirements for the seed data collection, management, and reporting system, and mobile app.

    • Design a user-friendly and intuitive interface for the seed data collection, management, and reporting system and mobile app.

    • Develop the seed data collection, management, and reporting System, ensuring seamless integration of modules such as seed production, inventory management, order processing, sales, and reporting.

    • Create a mobile-based application compatible with major operating systems, enabling access to key seed data collection, management, and reporting functionalities remotely.

    • Establish secure data integration between the seed data collection, management, and reporting system and the mobile app.

    • Ensure real-time synchronization of data between the web-based seed data collection, management, and reporting and the mobile app.

    • Conduct rigorous testing of the seed data collection, management, and reporting system and mobile app to identify and rectify any technical issues or bugs.

    • Provide training sessions for the organization’s staff on how to effectively use the seed data collection, management, and reporting system and mobile app.

    • Prepare comprehensive technical documentation, including user manuals for the seed data collection, management, and reporting system and mobile app.
    Support and maintenance
    • Offer post-implementation support for a defined period to address any unforeseen issues or enhancements.
    • Provide regular maintenance and updates to ensure the system’s optimal performance.

    Friday, September 15, 2023

    Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto

    The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) co-leads the prestigious Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, a program of Schmidt Futures.

    From climate change to infectious disease, artificial intelligence (AI) can help us tackle the challenges that humanity faces by accelerating the pace of scientific research and development. The Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs program boosts the work of early-career scholars in engineering, mathematics and natural science by giving them vital tools in AI. Experience with AI is not a requirement, but applicants must have the desire to learn new AI methodologies that stand to accelerate discoveries in their domain.

    The University of Toronto is Canada’s leading research university and the home of seminal work in artificial intelligence, from deep learning and neural networks to the interfaces between AI and the natural sciences.

    Value and Duration: $85,000 CDN/year, plus benefits
    Application Deadline: October 2, 2023

    Thursday, September 14, 2023

    Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Chicago

    The AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellow Program at the University of Chicago is seeking scholars who seek to advance and accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the natural sciences. The rise of AI in science and engineering presents both a remarkable opportunity and a profound challenge to human-centered modes of inquiry, including not only data analysis, but also the design of experiments, the formulation of new hypotheses, and the revelation of natural laws. Given the cross-disciplinary nature of AI research in science, Fellows will be offered freedom and independence in pursuing their AI-related research, including the flexibility to change or expand their research focus and to work with multiple research groups while at the University.

    This unique program is part of a vibrant and growing AI and science community that includes departments across the UChicago campus as well as Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

    Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue original research on significant questions in AI and science. They form a cohort of top scholars across the natural sciences engaging in joint training and research activities. Fellows will receive the training in AI methods necessary for conducting their research. Drawing on the University’s top-ranked programs, world-renowned faculty, and vibrant data science ecosystem, this program will allow postdoctoral fellows to engage in field-defining research. Fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits, generous research funding and travel allowances, and the opportunity to collaborate with partners worldwide. Fellows will be appointed as Research Associates in the University’s system of record.

    This is a two-year position with an opportunity to renew for a third year. The start date will be negotiated for a date in 2024. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until all positions are filled.


    Fellows must hold a doctoral degree in the natural sciences, engineering, or a related field completed before the start of their fellowship and earned no earlier than 2019.

    Application Instructions

    Application review for these positions will begin on November 1, 2023, and continue until positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago Jobs website:

    The following materials are required:
    • Cover letter indicating the candidate’s potential mentor(s) at the University, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, or the Marine Biological Laboratory, and briefly describing the candidate’s area of research.
    • A 2-3 page (excluding references) research statement describing the candidate’s research contributions, highlighting: the significance and potential impact of their past and planned research contributions in the natural sciences and engineering, a proposal for exploring AI’s potential role in their research, evidence of the candidate’s preparedness for our training program, and evidence of independence and engagement in activities (e.g., research, seminars, coursework) that span traditional disciplinary boundaries.
    • Candidate’s CV, including a list of publications and other research artifacts (e.g., publicly available software).
    • Three confidential letters of recommendation and an additional confidential brief letter from the prospective mentor(s) agreeing to sponsor the applicant if they are selected.

    For questions about this application, please contact [email protected]

    Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego

    Applications for the 2024 cohort open on September 1, 2023. The application deadline is October 1, 2023.

    Before applying, applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member at UC San Diego who is willing to serve as their primary faculty mentor.
    • Complete applications should consist of the following documents: Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs Program Application Form
    • A research statement emphasizing the promise of the applicant’s research agenda and demonstrating a clear understanding of how to apply AI to improve their science
    • A diversity statement describing the applicant’s past or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their academic career
    • A letter of nomination from the applicant’s proposed primary (STEM) faculty mentor at UC San Diego. The letter from the proposed primary (STEM) mentor should address: a) the applicant's proposed research and its scientific significance, and how training in AI methods and approaches through the Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs Program will enhance their science; b) the extent to which the applicant will participate in departmental and campus academic activities (e.g., seminar programs); c) the extent of the applicant's anticipated participation at national/international research meetings; and d) the proposed STEM mentor's involvement in mentoring for other programs designed to increase access and opportunity in higher education.
    • Two additional letters of recommendation. These letters should address: a) The novelty, quality and promise of the applicant's work; b) the potential for the nominee to leverage the training they would receive as a Fellow to pioneer and accelerate the adoption of innovative applications of AI in their field; and c) if the applicant's Ph.D. is in progress, rate the likelihood of its completion by September 1 of the year they will begin their postdoctoral appointment.
    If selected, Fellows will be expected to begin their appointment on October 1, 2024 and must have completed their PhD by September 1, 2024.

    Two Postdoc opportunities in transritomics

    My lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( is seeking two postdocs to join projects in collaboration with Jeff Lichtman’s lab at Harvard University. We are looking for people who are knowledgeable in transcriptomics and/or connectomics to join ongoing projects related to multisensory systems and neurogenesis.

    We have been pioneering the use of the nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae to ask fundamental questions about the structure and function of neural processing. Nudibranchs, like other gastropods, have central ganglia that continue to add neurons as the animal grows, increasing the number of neurons over 40 fold in just eight weeks. Individual neurons can be recognized at each developmental stage, some arise early and others later, providing an opportunity to compare synaptic organization and gene expression in the same neuron at different times. We are asking how newly born neurons become incorporated into functional neural circuits by combining 3D electron microscopy, cell tracing, single cell transcriptomics, and multiplexed in situ hybridization chain reaction to create developmental cell atlases.

    We are also examining the structure and function of the rhinophore complex in Berghia. The rhinophores are distance chemoreceptive appendages that contain thousands of peripheral neurons. At the base of each rhinophore is a ganglion that has more neurons than the so-called brain. We are determining whether this ganglion has structural features that are analogous to an insect antennal lobe or whether it has a uniquely molluscan organization that includes peripheral processing. The structural basis for olfaction has not yet been determined in molluscs. This project could help determine whether molluscs fundamentally differ from other known systems in how olfactory receptor neurons are organized into circuits.

    Postdocs will develop their individual projects with the expectation that they will build an independent research program. Postdocs are expected to mentor and work as a team with students in the lab. We work to foster a cooperative, inclusive environment in the lab.

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a large and growing neuroscience community. Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges are all nearby and contribute to the academic environment. Amherst is located about 2 hours west of Boston. There is train service to New York City as well. Amherst is situated in the Connecticut River Valley, convenient to skiing in the Berkshire Mountains and Vermont. There is a lively music scene and art scene.

    Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, and publication record in the field.

    Applicants should send a cover letter, with contact information for three references, and a c.v. to [email protected]. Applications will be considered as they are received.

    Paul Katz
    Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Monday, September 11, 2023

    Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure Manager for Tanzania MUM Project

    Under the supervision of the Water Services Team Lead, the Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure Manager will be responsible for water and sanitation infrastructure implementation, including site investigation, design, environmental compliance, preparation of bidding packages, and construction management services for USAID’s construction contractor(s). In coordination with the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy COP-Technical, the Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure Manager will manage two lead engineers as part of their supervisory responsibility over the engineering and construction management components of MUM’s WASH infrastructure implementation as part of Strategic Objectives 1 & 3.

    • Degree in relevant field such as civil or water resources engineering, water and environmental engineering.
    • Master’s degree or equivalent and 7 years’ experience in a relevant field, OR bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 10 years’ experience in a relevant field.
    • Demonstrated technical experience in water supply delivery, including in at least three of the following areas: infrastructure development, hydraulic design, preparation of bidding packages for water supply infrastructure, training and capacity building, community engagement, and pro-poor approaches to WASH access.
    • Minimum of seven years’ progressively responsible relevant professional experience in international development. At least three years must be in a management position.
    • Experience with sanitation infrastructure in urban settings and managing donor-funded activities is desired.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
    • Computer literate (in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), including AutoCAD and hydraulic modeling/design software.
    • Demonstrated experience overseeing teams across multiple WASH focuses, ensuring appropriately tailored and synchronized activities.
    • Knowledge of water supply infrastructure design, bidding document production, and construction management.
    Read more and apply:

    Finance Manager for Tanzania MUM Project

    Under the supervision of the Director of Administration and Finance, the Finance Manager is responsible for managing accounting and financial control systems for the Tanzania MUM project offices in the Iringa office and for ensuring that adequate and appropriate internal controls are in place to meet generally recognized accounting standards and full compliance with all USAID financial administration and reporting requirements. In addition, the Finance Manager will oversee the Finance team and work closely with Administrative Manager and Procurement and Subcontract Manager.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance and/or accounting, or related field of study, and 3 years’ relevant work experience OR 8 years’ relevant work experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in similar donor-related activities serving on a similar or equivalent position.
    • Demonstrated experience overseeing a finance team and solving accounting and finance problems.
    • Practical experience preparing VAT refund claims and coordinating endorsements and submission of required documentation to TRA.
    • Ability to review activity budgets and QuickBooks entries and reports.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Must be registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) as Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
    • Tactfulness, enthusiasm for the job, Good Human Relation skills, integrity and ability to work under pressure.
    Read more and apply:

    Sunday, September 10, 2023

    Schlumberger Foundation 2024-2025 for women in STEM from developing countries

    The Schlumberger Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports science and technology education. Recognizing the link between science, technology, and socio-economic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the Schlumberger Foundation’s flagship program is Faculty for the Future.

    The program’s long-term goal is to accelerate gender equality in STEM by creating conditions that enable more women to pursue scientific careers. The program is committed to gender parity in science. SLB recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the empowerment of women and girls. By accelerating gender equality in STEM, the talent and capacities of these women can be developed for the benefit of their local communities, regions, and the world.

    The program awards fellowships for advanced research in STEM at leading research institutes abroad. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social, and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship. They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation.

    This program acts as a catalyst for these women to further tap into their potential. Through heightened motivation, sharpened self-awareness, and a lasting passion for science, they in turn capture the imagination of other women and girls around them to regard scientific pursuits as a necessary means towards advancement and growth.

    Read more and apply:

    UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme

    What is the Mid-Level Professionals Programme?

    The Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented and highly qualified mid-level professionals who wish to start and/or advance their careers as International Civil Servants at UNESCO.

    While recruitment is open to candidates from all UNESCO’s Member States, priority consideration, at equal competence, will be given to candidates from non- and under-represented Member States and to internal candidates.

    Who Can Apply?

    Eligibility Criteria

    Must be a national of a UNESCO Member State. Qualified candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The MLPP selection process is based on the standard UNESCO recruitment process. Standard educational and work experience requirements for professional positions at P-3 and P-4 level apply.

    Language requirements

    Candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of at least one working language of the Secretariat (English or French). A good knowledge of the other working language is an asset, or in some cases, is required.

    Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish could be required or would be an additional asset.

    Core Competencies and Values:

    UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

    Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

    Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. They offer PhD scholars studying at eligible universities across the Commonwealth the opportunity to conduct research at an institute in the UK for 12 months.

    Purpose: To widen access to UK equipment and expertise for high quality doctoral candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.

    Intended beneficiaries: High-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.

    Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale?

    Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

    D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.

    D-Prize will consider funding existing organizations only if you are distributing an existing intervention and you have a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current donors or revenue.

    Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding.

    D-Prize will evaluate applications submitted in English. However, your English does not need to be perfect to apply, and grammar and vocabulary errors will not be penalized. D-Prize only wants to understand your idea.

    Read more and apply:

    Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

    The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.

    Purpose: Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

    Intended Beneficiaries: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

    Read more and apply:

    The Gupta Family Foundation grant

    Applications will be accepted from July 1 until September 30, 2023. Any applications submitted outside of this period will not be considered for the upcoming fiscal year. Notification of approval will be communicated to grantees in Spring 2024.

    Applicants must operate in one of the following countries: India, the United States, Botswana, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Rwanda, South Africa, or Thailand.

    Maypole Fund - Grants for feminist activism against militarism and war

    The Maypole Fund is a small grant-giving organisation that funds feminist activism against militarism and war. We have an international impact by financially supporting feminist direct action, activities and projects which oppose the many forms of militarism and war in locally relevant and appropriate ways.

    Do you have an imaginative, non-violent project on feminist anti-militarism and anti-war activism? The Maypole Fund may be able to support your activism with a grant of up to £1000.

    Learn more about us, our aims and grant conditions, and apply for a grant.

    Open call: Multi-stakeholder Adolescent and Youth Review Group

    The Second Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is opening a call for five experts to serve on the multi-disciplinary 'Adolescent and Youth Review Group'

    The Second Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing brings together a diverse group of 41 Commissioners including ten Youth Commissioners from across disciplines, sectors, and geographies.

    Meaningful adolescent and youth engagement is front and center of the approach of the Commission, we have ensured youth mainstreaming at every stage of the Commissions' activities. Since its inception, the Commission appointed eight young experts who are serving as Youth Commissioners and are playing a pivotal role in the application of a youth lens to the Commission's work, as well as serving as co-chairs leading workstreams through an intergenerational, equal partnerships model.

    Please complete and submit the application by Sunday 17 September 2023.

    Ideal applicants:
    • Aged 18 to 30 years;
    • Have a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of all young people;
    • Work in or have an interest in all fields including political sciences, gender equality, climate justice, economics, and health financing;
    • We welcome applications from all regions of the globe as well as marginalized populations such as indigenous youth, refugees and the LGBTQI+ community.
    Read more and apply:

    UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Health Tech Startups

    Call for Frontier Technology Applications for Strengthening Systems for Health, Nutrition and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

    The UNICEF Venture Fund is looking to invest in Open Source frontier technology solutions that have the potential to create radical change in children’s health, nutrition, and mental health. We are offering up to US$100K in equity-free funding for early stage, for-profit technology start-ups that can improve the lives of children.

    If your company is leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data science (DS), drones, blockchain, or extended reality (XR), we want to hear from you! We are specifically seeking companies registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries that have impressive working prototypes and a commitment to Open Source licensing.

    Application Deadline: 20 October 2023