Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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.

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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