Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Data Analyst/USAID Tanzania HRH Activities Performance Evaluation USAID/Tanzania

SI is seeking a Data Analyst/Survey Consultant (local) to support the Team Lead in conducting the Afya Endelevu and HR evaluation. This is a consulting position with an estimated period of performance of October 2023 – April 2024. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Specialist will be 47 days with expected travel of up to 4 weeks in Tanzania. The Specialist will report directly to the evaluation Team Leader. 
The Data Analyst/Survey Consultant shall be an English and Kiswahili speaker with strong data analysis and survey management experience. She/he will support the TL in survey management and data analysis at all stages of the evaluation including survey programming and analysis of all the indicators. The Data Analyst/Survey Consultant will support TL in managing the data collection firm on survey management. The Analyst will work under the guidance of the TL and Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist in Tanzania and SI’s Project Director in Washington DC.

Rad more and apply: Data Analyst/USAID Tanzania HRH Activities Performance Evaluation USAID/Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity - Career Center (taleo.net)

Senior Technical Advisor, HRH/USAID Tanzania HRH Activities Performance Evaluation USAID/Tanzania

SI is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Human Resources for Health (HRH) to support T-MELA with the Performance Evaluation of USAID/Tanzania HRH Activities. This is a consulting position with an estimated period of performance of October 2023 – April 2024. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Specialist will be 47 days with expected travel of up to 4 weeks in Tanzania. The Senior Technical Advisor, HRH will report directly to the evaluation Team Leader.  The Senior Technical Advisor, HRH shall be an English speaker evaluation expert with a Profound knowledge of HRH challenges and strategies, both globally and in the Tanzanian context. Familiarity with USAID’s health initiatives and an understanding of Tanzania's health sector and HRH. She/he will lead the evaluation team through all stages of the evaluation, including developing the evaluation Design, managing data collection, analysis and preliminary report writing, draft Evaluation Report, Final Evaluation Report, and other key knowledge products. The Senior technical advisor will conduct data collection in Tanzania along with the Evaluation Team (ET). She/he will work under the guidance of the Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist in Tanzania and SI’s Project Director in Washington DC.

D-tree - Zanzibar Director

Reports to: Director of Program Operations

Location: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Start date: Immediate opening

Who we are

D-tree has been pioneering digital health since 2004 and leverages digital technology to create solutions that transform health systems for the better, making people’s care more personalized, more accessible, and more coordinated. We work with governments from ideation to implementation, combining a deep understanding of local contexts with global expertise to build human-centered, government-aligned digital health programs that are designed to scale and integrate into health systems — ultimately leading to sustainable, long term improvements in health outcomes for all. We partner with technology organizations, academia, medical hospitals, and like-minded organizations internationally and locally, private and public.

Since 2011, D-tree has partnered with the Zanzibar Ministry of Health to implement an innovative digital health program, Jamii ni Afya (“Community is health”) supporting Community Health Volunteers to provide health services within their communities. This program has consistently demonstrated improved health outcomes, a strengthened community health system, and increased use of data for decision-making. Over time, Jamii ni Afya has grown from a pilot to a national program and has demonstrated how digital technology can transform the quality of a health system. The Zanzibar government has committed to adopt Jamii ni Afya at national scale; integrating digitally-enabled Community Health Volunteers into their formal Community Health Strategy. This represents the world’s first nationally scaled digital community health program, bringing high quality health services to the doorsteps of all of Zanzibar. The digital health program will be fully scaled in July 2021, allowing D-tree to focus on program sustainability, quality and impact.

An important aspect of our work is ongoing government engagement and capacity building to fully transition Jamii ni Afya to the government in terms of financial & political, technology & data and program & operational management. We are in the process of finalizing a transition plan together with the Zanzibar government which outlines their commitment to taking on significant responsibility for the program, resulting in full government ownership and management by 2026. While we are committed to the institutionalization of Jamii ni Afya, we are also working to further realize the potential of digital health to strengthen the broader primary health system in Zanzibar, acting as a key trusted partner to the government as they explore how the health system can continue to be strengthened. This is an exciting opportunity to help deepen and expand our work and impact.
Who you are

We are seeking a full time Zanzibar Director, based in Stone Town, Zanzibar, to manage D-tree’s Zanzibar portfolio, which consists of multiple funding streams supporting the Zanzibar government to integrate digital technology into their primary health system. This is a dynamic and challenging role requiring an individual with experience fostering and developing strong and empowered multi-cultural teams, managing programs, engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders, and strategically leveraging resources to deepen impact.

You are someone who is just as comfortable motivating team members and creating a positive office environment as you are engaging in strategic conversations with the Ministry of Health and development partners. You have the ability to see the big picture, as well as have excellent attention to detail and are very proactive. You are passionate about leading teams and have demonstrated your ability to develop leaders and create a positive, supportive environment in which all staff feel engaged, empowered and valued. You are a humble leader who aims to serve and support your team and you are able to balance an inclusive and empowering leadership approach, while ensuring high quality work outputs. You have experience strategically engaging with governments to garner commitment and action to own development programs, both financially and operationally. You enjoy developing partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, including government, local and international implementers, and potential donors, and finding opportunities for mutual benefit.

Team Leadership (30%)
  • Lead the Zanzibar team by empowering local leaders; fostering a collaborative, inclusive and high-performing environment; and building capacity for long-term success.Directly supervise 4-6 staff, including team leads who are supervising staff in various roles and oversee the entire Zanzibar team (currently 12 employees)
  • Mentor and coach mid-level staff to increasingly take on leadership roles, effectively supervise their teams, and be accountable for program outcomes and work in a coordinated way across units
  • Foster a positive, collaborative and effective environment in which all staff feel empowered, energized, supported and aligned with program and organizational goals
  • Develop team building and professional development opportunities for staff and engage in frequent feedback sessions to gauge staff satisfaction and identify areas for further improvement
  • Strategize and plan for long term staffing needs for the Zanzibar program including supporting the recruitment and onboarding processes and seamlessly integrate new staff into the team
  • Communicate the importance and global relevance of our work to keep the team motivated and focused on the big picture of what we are accomplishing
Government Integration & Sustainability (30%)
  • Be accountable for the institutionalization of D-tree’s work into government health systems; this includes supervision and close collaboration with three senior staff who are each responsible for one of the main areas of government transition for Jamii ni Afya: financial & political, program & operations, and technology & data
  • Cultivate strong working relationships with senior government officials and keep them apprised of D-tree’s work and plans
  • Working with the three senior staff responsible for main areas of government transition, be accountable for the execution of the Jamii ni Afya transition plan which includes clear milestones for each year, resulting in full government ownership of Jamii ni Afya by 2026 in areas of finances & political leadership, program & operations, and technology & data
  • Articulate and actualize a vision for the potential of digital health and garner government commitment and excitement over expanding digital health systems in Zanzibar
  • Stay abreast of government plans, policies and strategies to align D-tree work within government systems
Program Oversight & Development (25%)
  • Be accountable for the success of D-tree’s Zanzibar portfolio, including high-quality work and measurable impact
  • Serve as a member of D-tree’s executive team to ensure Zanzibar programs are aligned with the direction of the organization and contribute to organization-wide decision-making
  • Identify key health system challenges in Zanzibar, prioritize health areas of focus to address in current or future programs, and develop strategies that apply or expand upon D-tree’s areas of expertise to tackle the problems
  • Set and refine program strategies, with a focus on health systems strengthening and building local capacity
  • Stay abreast of progress on holistic program objectives; ensure staff and partners are kept on track and informed of progress and challenges maximizing ability to achieve results
  • Ensure teams are on track to meet performance goals (including setting team and individual objectives and goals that help achieve program success)
  • Be accountable for financial stewardship of donor funds and have working knowledge of budgets
  • Work with the global support team to design new projects, iterate and expand existing programs and contribute to funding proposals that move the organization towards achievement of D-tree’s 5-year strategic plan
Strategic Partnership Building (15%)
  • Stay abreast of the field of global health (with a focus on community/primary health and digital health) to align our work with global best practices and contribute to global dialogue
  • Strategically engage with potential partners and/or funders and identify alignment between D-tree’s vision and donor and partner priorities to highlight new funding opportunities
  • Lead communication with in-country partners on a regular basis and during review meetings
  • Maintain and advance D-tree’s reputation as an active and reliable health partner in Zanzibar by sharing plans and results regularly and employing a collaborative approach with other partners
  • Represent D-tree to senior government officials and with NGO partners, including the Zanzibar Development Partners Group
  • Present D-tree’s work in an exciting and inspiring way, linking our programs to the broader field of global and digital health, at meetings and fora/conferences
  • Strategically identify and coordinate among various partners (such as research entities, local organizations, etc.) to maximize impact of donor funding towards program goals
What we’re looking for

We are looking for a motivated, passionate leader who is willing to wear multiple hats and do what it takes to make our programs and staff succeed. The following attributes are a general overview, but we will consider individuals who do not meet all of the details below if you have the right skill set and attitude.

Basic requirements
  • Minimum 10 years work experience with 7 years in leadership positions specifically with a digital, primary health and /or health system strengthening focus
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, global development)
  • Experience strategically engaging with governments and supporting transition of donor programs to government systems (ideally with health programs)
  • Experience managing, motivating and mentoring a large, multi-cultural team and demonstrated success in cultivating a positive, empowering environment for all team members
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience living in a low- or middle-income country (Tanzania or East Africa preferred)
  • Superior analytical skills; ability to think logically and rationally about problems and solution oriented
  • Must be able to handle complex priorities, collaborate effectively with a distributed team, be persistent and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies to efficiently expand and scale programs, while maintaining program quality
  • Excellent written and spoken English required; Swahili preferred
  • Experience cultivating diverse donor relationships (such as UN agencies, US government, private foundations)
  • Committed to spending 3 or more years in Zanzibar
Desired characteristics
  • A positive team leader: You are a caring, collaborative leader with experience coaching and mentoring staff, gaining more satisfaction by empowering others than taking credit yourself.
  • A can-do attitude: You remain optimistic in the face of adversity and creatively solve problems to get things done.
  • A systems thinker: You are able to understand linkages and interactions between individual components in a health system, and design solutions to strengthen the overall system.
  • An innovator: You enjoy thinking outside of the box and want to use that thinking to solve pressing global health problems.
  • A detail oriented & strategic thinker: You pay attention to small details and focus on quality and consistency, but also have the ability to see the big picture and think strategically.
Salary Range

$70,000-$110,000 annual salary (or equivalent) inclusive of all cash compensation. Payment will be made in local currency for local nationals.

Note: Salary scales are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant market data is analyzed when setting ranges for each role. To ensure internal parity, D-tree will analyze the candidate’s overall number of years of experience as well as relevant technical expertise pertaining to the position and in comparison with staff in the same job group to make the offer salary. Because salary ranges are small and the internal parity review is thorough, offers are firm.

How to apply

Application information

To apply for this role please follow the instructions below. Applications which do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Please note that by applying to this position, you consent to your name being checked against a terrorist watch list prior to an offer of employment.

To apply for this position, please fill in the form: Zanzibar Director (click here)

Deadline for applications: Open until filled

D-tree is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and strongly encourages candidates from sub-Saharan Africa to apply.

IOM-UN Migration - Chief Health Officer (Health Assessment Programmes)

Duty Station: Kasulu, Tanzania, United Republic of

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 22 October 2023

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and technical supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator (RHAPC) and in coordination with the Regional Migration Health Specialist for your region the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Health Assessment and other health programmes.

Read more and submit applications by clicking here by 22 October 2023

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist - Right To Play International

The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist will provide technical leadership and support to guide effective integration and achievement of girls’ empowerment, gender equality and social inclusion results across Right To Play (RTP)’s programming, in alignment with RTP’s strategic plan and organizational commitments. The GESI Specialist will provide technical guidance on GESI standards and approaches; lead GESI related staff professional development and learning through coaching, mentorship and fostering forums for technical exchange; contribute to GESI strategy development, resource mobilization, advocacy, research and learning at a global level. 

The GESI Specialist will champion RTP’s Gender Equality Policy including supporting development of policy related monitoring and accountability. The GESI Specialist reports to the Global Technical Lead, Health and Gender Equality and works closely with a diverse team of program specialists within the Global Program Development (GPD) and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) teams within RTP’s Global Headquarters. The GESI Specialist will work in partnership with Country Office Gender Specialists and Focal Points to ensure that GESI is strengthened across all areas of program design, implementation, evaluation and learning and impactful social inclusion, gender equality and girls’ empowerment objectives and results are achieved. 

The position will include international travel up to 25% per year.

Education Specialist - Right To Play International

The Education Specialist reports to the Global Technical Lead, Education and will support the development of education programming, policy, advocacy and research initiatives at the global level. You will lead on the development of the Education in Emergencies (EiE) technical area supporting learning outcomes, while working closely with a diverse team of program specialists within the Program Development and Quality team to ensure quality of programming. 

You will develop and deepen education programmatic thinking and design including resources and technical guidance; provide continuous support to the country teams implementing education programming to enhance program effectiveness; and build capacity in education programming and approaches. You will provide direct support to country level Education Specialists implementing education programs in development contexts and contexts of protracted crisis. 

Up to 25% of time travelling to Right To Play (RTP) program countries is expected.

Child Protection & Psychosocial Support Specialist - Right To Play International

The Child Protection & Psychosocial Support (PSS) Specialist will provide technical leadership and support to guide the effective integration and achievement of child protection and psychosocial wellbeing outcomes across Right To Play’s (RTP’s) programs. You will provide technical guidance on child protection and PSS standards and approaches. This position will also be responsible for providing skills building, resource development, coaching and mentorship support, including facilitating a PSS community of practice and encouraging learning and best practice in child protection and PSS amongst teams. You will guide the development of new project models to address the protection and psychosocial support needs of children in diverse contexts. 

Reporting to the Global Director, Program Development, you will work closely with a diverse team of program specialists within the Global Program Development (GPD) and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) teams. You will work in partnership with Country Office based Child Protection Specialists and focal points to ensure that child protection and psychosocial wellbeing programs are developed, implemented, and measured in line with global best practice and learning on what works from the sector. You will also be responsible for ensuring that child protection and psychosocial wellbeing program results are achieved and appropriately measured to further RTP’s thought leadership and advocacy efforts. 

This position will include international travel up to 20% per year.

Read more and apply JP_-_Child_Protection_and_PSS_Specialist_-_Sept_2023_V1.pdf (windows.net)

Global Safeguarding Specialist - Right To Play International

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: People and Culture

Work Location: One of Right To Play offices (Burundi, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda or United Kingdom)

Work Arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working, typically working 40% in the office.

Authorized to work in: One of the countries listed above (eligible to work legally without visa or work permit sponsorship)

Target Hiring Range:
Local salary scale applies (Grade 8). Hiring range and benefits will be shared with applicants as part of the recruitment process.

Target Start Date:

Contract Duration: Full-time, long-term engagement

Application Closing Date: Open until position is filled


Reporting to Right To Play’s Director, People and Culture (DPC), the Global Safeguarding Specialist (GSS) will build upon the organization's existing safeguarding work to provide a best-in-class Safeguarding approach. You will provide leadership and systematic operational support across Right To Play (RTP), working with senior leadership, programs, communications, fundraising and support teams across RTP country offices and fundraising offices. You will serve as the Safeguarding lead across the organisation, helping us create a culture of safeguarding across all aspects of our work. You will serve as the subject matter expert on humanitarian access and community engagement strategies. You will ensure adequate protocols and mechanisms are in place to address country programs' unique risks and challenges.

You will design and deliver safeguarding awareness and training sessions, both in-person and through our Learning Management System (LMS), to ensure all staff and volunteers understand RTP’s safeguarding policies and procedures and the behaviours expected of them at all times. In partnership with program colleagues, you will support RTP to build safeguarding into program design, implementation and monitoring as well as their operational systems. Strengthening and extending our existing reporting systems will be an important aspect of the role, particularly where we are working with and through communities and partners. You will lead and/or guide investigations linked to safeguarding issues, ensuring excellence and maintaining a survivor-centered focus.

Drawing on relevant expertise and experience, ideally built in a diverse international context, you will foster a culture of shared responsibility for safeguarding. As a leader in sector, you will stay up to date on trends and innovations and continually update teams across RTP and improve our processes and systems to reflect them.

International travel around 20-25% of time is expected.

Read more and apply: JP_-_Global_Safeguarding_Specialist_-_October_2023.pdf (windows.net)

Monday, October 16, 2023

Evaristo Prize for African Poetry

The Prize is open to African writers. An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or whose parents are African.

The prize is open to African poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published at the time of submission. Self-published poetry books, chapbooks, and pamphlets are exempt from this stipulation.

Only poems written in English can be considered, but we welcome poems in translation for consideration too. In the case that the winning work is translated, a percentage of the prize money would be awarded to the translator.

No past or present paid employees of the University of Nebraska Press, Akashic Books, or Amalion Press, or current faculty, students, or employees at the University of Nebraska are eligible for the prizes.

African poets who have published a chapbook in a New-Generation African Poets Chapbooks Box Set series remain eligible for the Evaristo African Poetry Prize if they have not published a full-length book of poems.

Read more and apply: Evaristo Prize for African Poetry - African Poetry Book Fund (unl.edu)

Apply toJoin the 2023-2025 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

Are you a dedicated individual between the ages of 18 and 32 with a passion for empowering urban youth voices? UN-Habitat presents a unique opportunity for you to actively contribute to global urban development strategies. We are thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the 2023-2025 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

Youth Voices at the Heart of Sustainable Urban Development

Established in 2008, the Youth Advisory Board is a consultative body that offers invaluable insights and recommendations to UN-Habitat, focusing on sustainable urban development strategies. Over the years, the YAB has played a pivotal role in mainstreaming youth perspectives and championing youth participation in UN-Habitat’s programs and major events.

In its current term, the YAB is dedicated to achieving equal gender representation and fostering participation from each of UN-Habitat’s six regions. This dynamic board is co-hosted by the Balikesir Metropolitan Municipality (Türkiye), which will host World Habitat Day in 2023.

Be the Change You Want to See

This is your chance to actively shape the future of urban development and ensure that the voices of youth are not only heard but valued. If you are enthusiastic about sustainable urbanization and eager to make a difference, we encourage you to apply and become a member of the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board.

Important Dates
  • Application Period: October 2 – October 15, 2023
  • Announcement of Selected Members: October 21, 2023
How to Apply

To apply, complete the application form, align it with the YAB’s Terms of Reference, and provide a brief biography, resume, and a motivational statement detailing your youth-focused activities. Rest assured, all information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Apply Now

Eligibility Criteria:

Ensure that you meet the specified criteria for candidacy: 
  • Age: Between 18-32 years old
  • Language: Proficiency in English
  • Understanding: Familiarity with the Youth Advisory Board’s Terms of Reference
  • Documentation: Possession of a valid passport
  • Commitment: Willingness to attend at least four annual meetings (virtual or in person)
  • Connectivity: Access to communication technology and a stable internet connection
  • Engagement: Commitment to engage youth and youth networks in your region on sustainable urbanization matters
By submitting your application, you are expressing your dedication to UN-Habitat’s mission and responsibilities outlined in the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Terms of Reference. Join us in shaping a brighter urban future!

Apply Here

WWW / Young Scientific Programme Committee – Call for application

SIWI is seeking committed young professionals to provide support to World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee.

Joining the Young Scientific Programme Committee (YSPC) is an opportunity for young professionals to expand their network and gain valuable experience. As part of the YSPC, you will be a vital part of the seminar team and coordinate the SIWI Seminar Series for World Water Week 2024.
How to apply

Young professionals from all sectors all encouraged to apply to one of the nine seminars or to work with the Chair. Please note that YSPC applicants must agree to provide minimum inputs in the order of 20 days from 15 January to 30 September 2024 (excluding a two-day mandatory SPC/co-convenor digital workshop in March/April and World Water Week in August).  All applicants must be able to allocate this time to the committee. 

To apply, please fill out the application and include the following documents:
  • Your CV (including your date of birth),
  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) indicating your seminar(s) of interest,
  • Letter of recommendation
If you have any additional questions about the application process, please email Viktoria Frühling at [email protected]

Submissions for applications are open from 2 October – 16 November 2023. Applications must be submitted before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The YSPC members are appointed in January by SIWI and the SPC after all the applications have been reviewed.

When appointing the YSPC members, SIWI emphasizes the importance that they shall reflect, if possible, the diversity and balance of World Water Week in terms of:   Geography: Europe, N. America, Latin America, Africa, Asia.
Backgrounds: academic/practitioner, public/private, local/global, business/civil society.
Disciplines: natural sciences, sociology, political science, economics, law etc.

TWAS-SISSA-Lincei Research Cooperation Visits Programme

Young scientists from least developed countries who hold an MSc (or higher degree) can visit research laboratories at Centres of Excellence in Trieste, Italy, for three months to carry out collaborative research projects in the fields that fall under the umbrella of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Deadline: 06 NOVEMBER 2023

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Almost 300 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme.

Deadline: 04 DECEMBER 2023

Read more and apply: TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

TWAS Research Professors in LDCs

A number of TWAS Fellows and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni will be offered appointments as TWAS Research Professors for one year, during which he/she will visit the host institution in a LDC for a period of two to four weeks. TWAS provides travel support while living expenses are covered by the host centre. NB: Only TWAS Fellows and TWAS Young Affiliates/Alumni are eligible for appointment. Requests need to be submitted by research groups/scientific institutions in LDCs.

Read more and apply: TWAS Research Professors in LDCs

Deadline: 04 December 2023

TWAS-TÜBİTAK Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries in the South who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in a field of the natural and related applied sciences, in departments and laboratories of public and private universities of Türkiye and TÜBİTAK Research Centers and Institutes.

Minimum degree held: MSc

Duration: For a minimum period of 6 months to a maximum period of 12 months.

Field: 01-Agricultural Sciences, 02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, 03-Biological Systems and Organisms, 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, 05-Chemical Sciences, 06-Engineering Sciences, 07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, 08-Mathematical Sciences, 09-Physics

Age limit: 35

Sandwich option: YES

Deadline: 25 December 2023

Host countries: Türkiye

Call for submission: 2024 Human Rights Essay Award

The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual award sponsored by the Academy aimed at encouraging the production of academic articles in the field of international human rights law. The topic for the 2024 award is "Protection and Guarantee of Human Rights in Digital Environments." Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this theme. However, the scope of the essay must directly correspond to the 2024 theme, or it will be disqualified. Additionally, we would like to note that we believe international human rights law includes international humanitarian law and international criminal law.

  • Must hold a law degree, Juris Doctor, (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), or equivalent.
  • Shall have a demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.
  • Have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the 2024 topic: ¨Protection and Assurance of Human Rights in Digital Environments¨
  • Must keep in mind the essay must be a legal article citation sources.

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2024.

African Peacebuilding Network: Individual Research Fellowships

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research fellowship applications from African scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies or organizations based in Africa.

Support is available for research and analysis on the following issues:
  • Causes, drivers, actors, and trajectories of violent conflict;
  • Natural resource conflict: community, national and regional dimensions
  • Geopolitics and histories of conflict, conflict mediation and peace;
  • Minorities, under-represented groups, and the social dynamics of conflict and peace;
  • Climate Change, Energy Transitions, Conflict and Peace
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation practices and peace
  • Religion and peace
  • Resilience, conflict prevention and transformation;
  • State and non-state armed actors, transnational crime, extremism, displacement, and migration;
  • Post-conflict elections, democratization, governance, and development;
  • Statebuilding, nation-building, identities, and the citizenship question;
  • Transitional justice, reconciliation, and peace;
  • The economic and financial dimensions of peace support operations and post-conflict reconstruction;
  • Regional Economic Communities (RECs), regionalism and peace;
  • UN-AU-REC Partnerships and Peacebuilding Architectures ;
  • Media, digital technology, AI, war, and peacebuilding;
  • Cultures, media, and art(s) of peace;
  • Women, youth, and peacebuilding;
  • Water politics, conflict, and peace;
  • Theater, Music, and Peace
  • Human mobilities, insecurities and peace
  • Peace Education and African Literatures
  • Prevention of mass atrocities; and
  • Diseases, Politics and Peace

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa for the September (Fall) 2024 Intake

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa will provide full-cost scholarships to young Africans who are first-time undergraduate degree-seeking applicants. By completion of their studies, scholars will be required to lead changes in their communities and contribute to meaningful transformation across the continent, having been equipped with internationally recognized and locally applicable qualifications.

The scholarship targets African youth who are either, Young Women, Refugees/ displaced Youth, Persons with Disability and Young Men...

Read more and apply at: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at... - USIU-Africa

Application Deadline - Friday, November 24. 2023 at 11:59pm (East Africa Time)

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Tarbell Fellowship for early-career journalists

The Tarbell Fellowship is a one-year programme for early-career journalists interested in covering emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence.

Fellows secure a 9-month placement at a major newsroom, participate in a study group covering AI governance & technical fundamentals, and attend a 2 week journalism summit in Oxford. The Tarbell Fellowship provides a stipend of up to $50,000 to support these placements.

The programme incorporates expert speakers, feedback & mentorship from experienced journalists and networking events with experts from leading AI organisations. Upon graduation, we expect fellows to bring their impact-focused perspective to major newsrooms and publications around the globe.

The 2024 Tarbell Fellowship will run from January - December 2024. Applications for the 2024 cohort will close on November 5th 2023.

Read more and apply: Programme | Tarbell Fellowship

ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Grants

ETH4D provides grants for mentoring doctoral candidates from low- and lower-middle-income countries. The mentorship is a one-year appointment and comprises the following components:
  • Mentorship from one ETH professor, senior scientist or postdoc over a period of one year of the mentee’s doctoral studies. We suggest monthly meetings and clearly defined goals of the project, e.g., presentation at a conference, joint publication. ETH mentors are free to serve on the doctoral committee of the ETH4D mentee, but this is not a requirement.
  • Research stay at the mentor’s research group (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) for 1-3 months during the mentorship period.
  • Financial support for attending a conference and/or research material
There are four application deadlines per year: 31 January, 30 April, 30 June, 31 October.

Next application deadline is 31 October 2023.

You will be notified of the decision 5-6 weeks after the deadline.

More information can be found at ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Grants – ETH for Development | ETH Zurich

Monday, October 2, 2023

2023 UN Global Climate Action Awards

The UN Global Climate Action Awards are spearheaded by UN Climate Change to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. The UN Global Climate Action Awards recognize innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.

The projects that have received the UN Global Climate Action Award represent some of the most practical, scalable, and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments, and industries are doing to tackle climate change.

For 2023, the Awards seek to highlight the innovative climate action that young people around the world are undertaking to ensure their communities are more sustainable, resilient, and equitable places to live. Two youth awards will be selected:

A youth award for energy transition, and

A youth award for nature and eco-system based climate action.

Winners will receive a package of benefits, including travel to and participation in the COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This year’s Awards are implemented in partnership with IRENA, IUCN, and the Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA.

Apply now! Application deadline is midnight Central European Time on October 15, 2023.