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Spencer Foundation’s Small Research Grants Program (Up to $50,000)

Deadline: 1 November 2019

Spencer Foundation has announced the Small Research Grants Program to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Foundation goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

Foundation Goals

  • Invest in education research that is transformative, methodologically rigorous, and helps create a better society.
  • Support high-quality education research training.
  • Broaden the diversity of scholars and scholarship in education research.
  • Strengthen the impact of education research for improving educational practice.
  • Make education research more accessible to public audiences.

Core Commitments
They support education research that is:

  • Rigorous: Intellectually ambitious, innovative, and methodologically sound.
  • Relevant: Touching on the most pressing questions and opportunities in education and learning, wherever it occurs.
  • Equitable: Representing a diversity of scholars and scholarship and contributing to more just learning environments.
  • Collaborative: Engaging multiple voices and disciplinary perspectives.
  • Transformative: Reaching beyond academic audiences and leading to lasting improvement in education and learning.

Funding Information

  • Proposed budgets for this program are limited to $50,000 total and may not include indirect cost charges per Spencer’s policy.
  • Projects proposed may not be longer than 5 years in duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Small Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

How to Apply

Spencer Foundation announces Large Research Grants on Education Program

Deadline: 14 January 2020

The Spencer Foundation is seeking applications for its Large Research Grants on Education Program to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.
The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. They seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location.

Budget

The budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Large Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.

How to Apply

Spencer Foundation’s Conference Grant to Advance Education Research

Deadline: 4 December 2019

The Spencer Foundation is accepting applications for its Conference Grant Program that provides support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia.

This program is intended to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build upon and advance best practices in education research.

For this funding cycle Spencer will support conferences related to three topics that emerged from their year-long field engagement with the education research community:

  • Developing High-Quality Educators and Leaders
  • Exploring Human Learning and Thriving
  • Innovative Research Methods
  • Making the case

The Spencer Foundation invests in education research that cultivates learning and transforms lives.
The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

Foundation’s Goals

  • Invest in education research that is transformative, methodologically rigorous, and helps create a better society.
  • Support high-quality education research training.
  • Broaden the diversity of scholars and scholarship in education research.
  • Strengthen the impact of education research for improving educational practice.
  • Make education research more accessible to public audiences.

Core Commitments
They support education research that is:

  • Rigorous: Intellectually ambitious, innovative, and methodologically sound.
  • Relevant: Touching on the most pressing questions and opportunities in education and learning, wherever it occurs.
  • Equitable: Representing a diversity of scholars and scholarship and contributing to more just learning environments.
  • Collaborative: Engaging multiple voices and disciplinary perspectives.
  • Transformative: Reaching beyond academic audiences and leading to lasting improvement in education and learning.

Funding Information
This grant program supports conference proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Conference grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the proposal, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

How to Apply

Clinton Global Initiative University 2019-2020 Program for Higher Education Student Leaders (Travel Assistance available)

Deadline: September 30, 2019 (For Travel Assistance)/November 4, 2019 (Other Applicants)

Applications are open for the Clinton Global Initiative University 2019-2020 Program. The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge.
They are looking for undergraduate and graduate students across the world who are motivated to make a positive change in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty allevation, and public health. Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including an invitation to the annual meeting from April 17-19 at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Travel Assistance

  • To be considered for travel assistance to the annual meeting, financial need must be demonstrated and priority will be given to commitments that readily align with the work of the Clinton Foundation.

Eligibility

  • You are eligible to apply to the CGI U Class of 2020 student cohort if you have never previously been accepted to CGI U;
  • You are at least 18 years of age; and
  • Currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of application.

CGI U Graduation Requirements
Through the online platform, Commitment Mentors will review and monitor student engagement in the CGI U curriculum and ensure that students are fulfilling requirements for graduation. To complete the CGI U program and become eligible for CGI U’s Commitment-Maker seal, letters of recommendation and other opportunities, students must complete the following over the course of the 2019-2020 program:

  • Participation in one, hour-long small group discussion per module (4 in total) (to be scheduled by Commitment Mentors)
  • Review of CGI U’s 30-minute webinar recordings and readings, which will be housed on the online platform
  • Completion of one 30-minute individual coaching session with their Commitment Mentor per module (4 in total)
  • Completion of Commitment to Action progress report post CGI U annual meeting in April

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the CGI U Selection Committee. All applicants, Early Deadline and Final Deadline, will be notified of admissions decisions in mid November 2019. The CGI U Selection Committee aims to convene a diverse cohort of students that demonstrate the motivation to tackle specific challenges, the capacity to develop their leadership skills, and dedication to CGI U’s yearlong program.

Application

  • Applications for the CGI U Class of 2020 must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on Monday, November 4, 2019. For travel assistance, applications must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on Monday, September 30, 2019.
  • Click here to apply
  • For more information, visit Clinton Global Initiative University.

Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarships 2020 for Low and Middle Income countries (Fully-funded)

Deadline: November 6, 2019
Applications are open for the Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarships 2020. The Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), 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. These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

Scholarship Value
Each scholarship provides

  • Approved airfare from your country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
  • Approved tuition fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels)
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant toward the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £476 per month for the first child, and £117 per month for the second child and the third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels)

Eligibility
To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an Eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time your scholarship is confirmed (September 2020)
  • Ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university. This link must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals.
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • By October 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.

Eligible Countries
Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho,Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania,Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Selection Process
Eligible applications will be considered in line with the CSC’s Split-site Scholarships Selection Criteria, including by the CSC selection committee in competition with other candidates.

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country

Application

  • Your application must include the following supporting documentation:
  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status: copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status– uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home country university, including details of current institutional links, submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
  • Supporting statement from your proposed supervisor at a UK university, including details of current institutional links, submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
  • Reference from at least one other individual – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
  • Click here to apply
  • For more information, visit Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarships.

Pathfinder International – Tanzania (5 Jobs)

5 Job Opportunities at Pathfinder International – Tanzania

Job Tittle: Project Officer – Upcountry: Three (3) positions

Job Summary

Pathfinder is seeking highly motivated and self-driven staffs to join a dynamic team to Coordinates the assigned project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies. Coordinates the assigned program or project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies, and assists in the development of tools and materials for the program or project. Provides technical support to the regional offices and to partners. Represents the program or project in all SRHR related materials and tools Coordinates the assigned program or project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies, and assists in the development of tools and materials for the program or project. Provides technical support to the regional offices and to partners.

Represents the program or project in all SRHR related materials and tools

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor

Experience Level: Mid level

Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Project Overview:

Pathfinder International, together with Engender Health and other partners are working together to Scale up Family Planning in Tanzania (suggested regions for scale up Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Geita, Kagera, Lindi, Mara, Morogoro, Mtwara, Pwani, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Tanga and Zanzibar), The partners will use a targeted-systems approach to help Tanzania towards a more sustainable, inclusive FP and SRH programme that leaves no one behind. The targeted-systems approach includes interventions that strengthen priority health system components at the health facility, district, regional, and national levels. This approach ensures that quality services are delivered through public sector facilities and selected private sector facilities to increase options and enable choice where women and men can access services. Unlike some other private sector-focused programmes, this approach puts the Government of Tanzania in the driver’s seat for planning, coordination, oversight, and delivery of FP services. By cultivating ownership starting at the MOH and PORALG and flowing down through the RHMTs, CHMTs, and local health facilities, this approach offers a pathway for continuous, sustained quality SRH services for women, girls, and underserved populations, including people with disabilities.

Key Job Outcomes:

1. Strategic Plan and Budget Implementation. Works with others to implement the strategic approach of the program or project specific to SRHR services. Assists in the development of annual plans and budgets for the SRHR portfolio of the program or project.

2. Program Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Reviews quarterly and annual program or project progress and financial reports, and gives constructive feedback on the regional programs or projects and IPOs as applicable. Compiles quarterly and annual reports for MEL to report to the organization. Partners with MEL to help conduct research and data gathering on significant and new developments. Identifies best practices in activities. Recommends improvements for program or project performance and assists in sharing innovative methods with partners.

3. Technical Direction. Assists in the implementation of capacity building and development in the different regional locations.

4. Project and Management Reporting. Assists in the development and delivery of reports related to the program’s or project’s activities. Submits a completed consolidated report to MEL team on a timely basis.

5. Meeting and Forum Attendance. Attends relevant meetings as well as forums to foster and enhance collaboration. Identifies new and improved approaches, methods and ideas.

6. Training Design, Development and Delivery. Assists in standardizing SRHR training curriculum.

7. Publications: Assists with coordinating publication of research findings, technical reviews and the development of manuals and guidelines for project related activities.

8. Product Development. Develops collaborative linkages, and coordinates the publication of concept papers and proposals related to the SRHR program.

9. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:

Country Specific Public Health System: Foundational knowledge of countries’ public health systems.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program or project, including program or project strategies and indicators.

Training Design, Development and Delivery: Foundational knowledge of curriculum design and development. Ability to deliver training to diverse groups.

Research Writing and Editing. Foundational knowledge of writing and publishing research results in national and international journals.

Data Processing: Foundational knowledge of data processing. PC Applications: Foundational knowledge of database and internet applications.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators.

Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.

Multi-tasking Skills: Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time.

Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.

Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using English language.

Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others at all levels in the organization through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to develop and maintain supplier relations.

Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint,

Word and Outlook. Advanced knowledge of procurement software.

Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.

Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidential on work-related matters.

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor degree or higher in related field

4 years related experience, including work in SRHR services.

Prefer: Experience in practical field work

Other Information:

Travel required (at least 2%)

Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

Job Tittle: Director of Advocacy and Population, Health & Environment (PHE) programs

Job Summary
Pathfinder is now seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, and experienced person to lead and manage Pathfinder Tanzania’s strategy for SRHR policy advocacy and integrated population, health & environment (PHE) programming. Responsible for effective implementation of advocacy and PHE programs, including provision of technical leadership, program design, staff management and leadership, work planning, financial oversight and timely reporting
Minimum Qualification: Masters
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Key Job Outcomes: Advocacy Policy and Programming Strategy: Seeks to develop SRHR champions in advocacy, policy communications and negotiations including government, women leaders, and civil society. Directs Pathfinder’s organizational strategy for policy and advocacy and policy- related programming. Works with Pathfinder leadership and program staff to determine organizational and global advocacy and policy priorities.

Key Job Outcomes:

Advocacy Policy and Programming Strategy: Seeks to develop SRHR champions in advocacy, policy communications and negotiations including government, women leaders, and civil society. Directs Pathfinder’s organizational strategy for policy and advocacy and policy- related programming. Works with Pathfinder leadership and program staff to determine organizational and global advocacy and policy priorities.

Advocacy Planning and Implementation: Leads the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to policy and advocacy technical activities. Establishes communication among other organizations, especially SRHR groups, to ensure an informed and coordinated response to policies, and an increased engagement by country organizations in advocacy.

Technical Advising: Conceptualizes and provides leadership support for technical activities in SRHR policy, advocacy, and other related areas. Stays up-to- date on key developments in SRHR policy in developing countries to inform technical support activities in Pathfinder programs. Provides guidance and assistance to country programs in monitoring and evaluation and documentation of policy and advocacy results.

Management and Supervision: Recruits, hires, trains and develops direct reports.

Advocacy Reports and Documentation: Prepares SRHR and PHE policy analyses, recommendations, policy briefs, and assessments for Pathfinder programs. Supervises the dissemination of policy materials to audiences at the local, national and global levels.

Bids and Proposals: Prepares bids and proposals in response to government, foundation and donor solicitation.

Brand Ambassador: Serves as the public face for Pathfinder in the realm of global SRHR advocacy and PHE policy. Facilitates stakeholder consultation and meetings at the local, national and subnational levels. Represents Pathfinder in the SRHR policy area at regional and global forums, as well as with others in the professional community and countries.

Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates

Required Education, Training and Experience:

Master’s degree or higher in public health, public administration, public policy or related field.

10 years’ experience working in advocacy and public policy.

Expertise in citizen-led accountability work.

Knowledge of PHE concepts

At least 5 years’ experience of working in senior leadership position especially in NGOs

Experience working on programs funded by multiple donors

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

Strategies on Policy Issues: Mastery of skills in strategic communications with the public sector, private organizations and policy makers about relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to SRHR and PHE.

Advocacy Technical Solutions: Mastery of skills providing technical assistance, writing technical reports, and policy briefs targeted to decision makers.

Relationship Management: Proven ability to manage donor relationships, including reporting and program work planning.

Advocacy: Mastery of advocacy skills with advocacy assignments and tasks in the development sector projects.

Public Sector Budget Process: Advanced knowledge of the budget formulation process of the public sector.

Bids and Proposals: Ability to prepare bids and proposals in response to funding requests.

Management and Supervision: Proven ability to lead and manage a team whose members work across the enterprise.

Presentation Skills: Ability to speak publicly to large and small groups.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program, including program strategies and indicators.

Project Management Planning and Management: Proven ability to plan and manage cross-functional initiatives, ensuring implementation fidelity

Analysis and Sound Judgement: Advanced analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.

Languages: Proven ability to write and speak Kiswahili and English language.

Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues within individual’s area of expertise.

Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices

Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Proven ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. In-depth demonstrated customer service skills.

Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.

Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast- paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.

Matrix Management: Proven ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.

Confidentiality:Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work- related issues.

Job Tittle: Community Engagement Project Officer – Upcountry

Job Summary

Pathfinder is seeking highly motivated and self-driven staffs to join a dynamic team to Coordinates the assigned project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies. Responsible for provision of technical leadership and management of the community component of the SRHR service project. S/he will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of project deliverables. Reporting directly to the Youth Technical Advisor, she/he will work closely with other team members and our partners.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor

Experience Level: Mid level

Experience Length: 4 years

Key Job Outcomes:

1. Strategic Plan and Budget Implementation. Works with others to implement the strategic approach of the program or project specific to SRHR services. Assists in the development of annual plans and budgets for the SRHR portfolio of the program or project.

2. Program Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Reviews quarterly and annual program or project progress and financial reports, and gives constructive feedback on the regional programs or projects and IPOs as applicable. Compiles quarterly and annual reports for MEL to report to the organization. Partners with MEL to help conduct research and data gathering on significant and new developments. Identifies best practices in activities. Recommends improvements for program or project performance and assists in sharing innovative methods with partners.

3. Technical Direction. Assists in the implementation of capacity building and development in the different regional locations.

4. Project and Management Reporting. Assists in the development and delivery of reports related to the program’s or project’s activities. Submits a completed consolidated report to MEL team on a timely basis.

5. Meeting and Forum Attendance. Attends relevant meetings as well as forums to foster and enhance collaboration. Identifies new and improved approaches, methods and ideas.

6. Training Design, Development and Delivery. Assists in standardizing SRHR training curriculum. 7. Publications: Assists with coordinating publication of research findings, technical reviews and the development of manuals and guidelines for project related activities.

8. Product Development. Develops collaborative linkages, and coordinates the publication of concept papers and proposals related to the SRHR program.

9. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor degree or higher in related field

4 years related experience, including work in SRHR services.

Prefer: Experience in practical field work

Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:

Country Specific Public Health System: Foundational knowledge of countries’ public health systems.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program or project, including program or project strategies and indicators.

Training Design, Development and Delivery: Foundational knowledge of curriculum design and development. Ability to deliver training to diverse groups.

Research Writing and Editing. Foundational knowledge of writing and publishing research results in national and international journals.

Data Processing: Foundational knowledge of data processing. PC Applications: Foundational knowledge of database and internet applications

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators.

Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.

Multi-tasking Skills: Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time.

Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.

Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using English language.

Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others at all levels in the organization through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to develop and maintain supplier relations.

Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Advanced knowledge of procurement software.

Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization. Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidential on work-related matters.

Other Information:

Travel required (at least 2%)

Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

How to Apply

Please manually apply for this job using the details below:

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on September 30,2019. Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Nafasi 5 za kazi-Pathfinder International – Tanzania

Job Tittle: Project Officer – Upcountry: Three (3) positions

Job Summary
Pathfinder is seeking highly motivated and self-driven staffs to join a dynamic team to Coordinates the assigned project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies. Coordinates the assigned program or project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies, and assists in the development of tools and materials for the program or project. Provides technical support to the regional offices and to partners. Represents the program or project in all SRHR related materials and tools Coordinates the assigned program or project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies, and assists in the development of tools and materials for the program or project. Provides technical support to the regional offices and to partners.
Represents the program or project in all SRHR related materials and tools
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Mid level
Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description
Project Overview:
Pathfinder International, together with Engender Health and other partners are working together to Scale up Family Planning in Tanzania (suggested regions for scale up Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Geita, Kagera, Lindi, Mara, Morogoro, Mtwara, Pwani, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Tanga and Zanzibar), The partners will use a targeted-systems approach to help Tanzania towards a more sustainable, inclusive FP and SRH programme that leaves no one behind. The targeted-systems approach includes interventions that strengthen priority health system components at the health facility, district, regional, and national levels. This approach ensures that quality services are delivered through public sector facilities and selected private sector facilities to increase options and enable choice where women and men can access services. Unlike some other private sector-focused programmes, this approach puts the Government of Tanzania in the driver’s seat for planning, coordination, oversight, and delivery of FP services. By cultivating ownership starting at the MOH and PORALG and flowing down through the RHMTs, CHMTs, and local health facilities, this approach offers a pathway for continuous, sustained quality SRH services for women, girls, and underserved populations, including people with disabilities.

Key Job Outcomes:
1. Strategic Plan and Budget Implementation. Works with others to implement the strategic approach of the program or project specific to SRHR services. Assists in the development of annual plans and budgets for the SRHR portfolio of the program or project.
2. Program Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Reviews quarterly and annual program or project progress and financial reports, and gives constructive feedback on the regional programs or projects and IPOs as applicable. Compiles quarterly and annual reports for MEL to report to the organization. Partners with MEL to help conduct research and data gathering on significant and new developments. Identifies best practices in activities. Recommends improvements for program or project performance and assists in sharing innovative methods with partners.
3. Technical Direction. Assists in the implementation of capacity building and development in the different regional locations.

4. Project and Management Reporting. Assists in the development and delivery of reports related to the program’s or project’s activities. Submits a completed consolidated report to MEL team on a timely basis.
5. Meeting and Forum Attendance. Attends relevant meetings as well as forums to foster and enhance collaboration. Identifies new and improved approaches, methods and ideas.
6. Training Design, Development and Delivery. Assists in standardizing SRHR training curriculum.
7. Publications: Assists with coordinating publication of research findings, technical reviews and the development of manuals and guidelines for project related activities.
8. Product Development. Develops collaborative linkages, and coordinates the publication of concept papers and proposals related to the SRHR program.
9. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:
Country Specific Public Health System: Foundational knowledge of countries’ public health systems.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program or project, including program or project strategies and indicators.
Training Design, Development and Delivery: Foundational knowledge of curriculum design and development. Ability to deliver training to diverse groups.
Research Writing and Editing. Foundational knowledge of writing and publishing research results in national and international journals.
Data Processing: Foundational knowledge of data processing. PC Applications: Foundational knowledge of database and internet applications.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators.
Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
Multi-tasking Skills: Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time.
Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using English language.
Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others at all levels in the organization through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to develop and maintain supplier relations.
Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint,
Word and Outlook. Advanced knowledge of procurement software.
Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidential on work-related matters.
Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor degree or higher in related field
4 years related experience, including work in SRHR services.
Prefer: Experience in practical field work

Other Information:
Travel required (at least 2%)
Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

Job Tittle: Director of Advocacy and Population, Health & Environment (PHE) programs

Job Summary
Pathfinder is now seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, and experienced person to lead and manage Pathfinder Tanzania’s strategy for SRHR policy advocacy and integrated population, health & environment (PHE) programming. Responsible for effective implementation of advocacy and PHE programs, including provision of technical leadership, program design, staff management and leadership, work planning, financial oversight and timely reporting
Minimum Qualification: Masters
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description
Key Job Outcomes: Advocacy Policy and Programming Strategy: Seeks to develop SRHR champions in advocacy, policy communications and negotiations including government, women leaders, and civil society. Directs Pathfinder’s organizational strategy for policy and advocacy and policy- related programming. Works with Pathfinder leadership and program staff to determine organizational and global advocacy and policy priorities.

Key Job Outcomes:
Advocacy Policy and Programming Strategy: Seeks to develop SRHR champions in advocacy, policy communications and negotiations including government, women leaders, and civil society. Directs Pathfinder’s organizational strategy for policy and advocacy and policy- related programming. Works with Pathfinder leadership and program staff to determine organizational and global advocacy and policy priorities.
Advocacy Planning and Implementation: Leads the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to policy and advocacy technical activities. Establishes communication among other organizations, especially SRHR groups, to ensure an informed and coordinated response to policies, and an increased engagement by country organizations in advocacy.
Technical Advising: Conceptualizes and provides leadership support for technical activities in SRHR policy, advocacy, and other related areas. Stays up-to- date on key developments in SRHR policy in developing countries to inform technical support activities in Pathfinder programs. Provides guidance and assistance to country programs in monitoring and evaluation and documentation of policy and advocacy results.
Management and Supervision: Recruits, hires, trains and develops direct reports.
Advocacy Reports and Documentation: Prepares SRHR and PHE policy analyses, recommendations, policy briefs, and assessments for Pathfinder programs. Supervises the dissemination of policy materials to audiences at the local, national and global levels.
Bids and Proposals: Prepares bids and proposals in response to government, foundation and donor solicitation.
Brand Ambassador: Serves as the public face for Pathfinder in the realm of global SRHR advocacy and PHE policy. Facilitates stakeholder consultation and meetings at the local, national and subnational levels. Represents Pathfinder in the SRHR policy area at regional and global forums, as well as with others in the professional community and countries.
Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates

Required Education, Training and Experience:
Master’s degree or higher in public health, public administration, public policy or related field.
10 years’ experience working in advocacy and public policy.
Expertise in citizen-led accountability work.
Knowledge of PHE concepts
At least 5 years’ experience of working in senior leadership position especially in NGOs
Experience working on programs funded by multiple donors

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
Strategies on Policy Issues: Mastery of skills in strategic communications with the public sector, private organizations and policy makers about relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to SRHR and PHE.
Advocacy Technical Solutions: Mastery of skills providing technical assistance, writing technical reports, and policy briefs targeted to decision makers.
Relationship Management: Proven ability to manage donor relationships, including reporting and program work planning.
Advocacy: Mastery of advocacy skills with advocacy assignments and tasks in the development sector projects.
Public Sector Budget Process: Advanced knowledge of the budget formulation process of the public sector.
Bids and Proposals: Ability to prepare bids and proposals in response to funding requests.
Management and Supervision: Proven ability to lead and manage a team whose members work across the enterprise.
Presentation Skills: Ability to speak publicly to large and small groups.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program, including program strategies and indicators.
Project Management Planning and Management: Proven ability to plan and manage cross-functional initiatives, ensuring implementation fidelity
Analysis and Sound Judgement: Advanced analytical and trouble shooting skills. Ability to make sound judgments. Ability to improve processes, promote excellence and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
Languages: Proven ability to write and speak Kiswahili and English language.
Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels. Ability to speak across a range of technical issues within individual’s area of expertise.
Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Demonstrated commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices
Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Proven ability to influence using diplomacy skills with key stakeholders. In-depth demonstrated customer service skills.
Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.
Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast- paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
Matrix Management: Proven ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
Confidentiality:Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work- related issues.

Job Tittle: Community Engagement Project Officer – Upcountry

Job Summary
Pathfinder is seeking highly motivated and self-driven staffs to join a dynamic team to Coordinates the assigned project. Assists in implementing SRHR strategies. Responsible for provision of technical leadership and management of the community component of the SRHR service project. S/he will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of project deliverables. Reporting directly to the Youth Technical Advisor, she/he will work closely with other team members and our partners.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Mid level
Experience Length: 4 years

Key Job Outcomes:
1. Strategic Plan and Budget Implementation. Works with others to implement the strategic approach of the program or project specific to SRHR services. Assists in the development of annual plans and budgets for the SRHR portfolio of the program or project.
2. Program Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Reviews quarterly and annual program or project progress and financial reports, and gives constructive feedback on the regional programs or projects and IPOs as applicable. Compiles quarterly and annual reports for MEL to report to the organization. Partners with MEL to help conduct research and data gathering on significant and new developments. Identifies best practices in activities. Recommends improvements for program or project performance and assists in sharing innovative methods with partners.

3. Technical Direction. Assists in the implementation of capacity building and development in the different regional locations.
4. Project and Management Reporting. Assists in the development and delivery of reports related to the program’s or project’s activities. Submits a completed consolidated report to MEL team on a timely basis.
5. Meeting and Forum Attendance. Attends relevant meetings as well as forums to foster and enhance collaboration. Identifies new and improved approaches, methods and ideas.

6. Training Design, Development and Delivery. Assists in standardizing SRHR training curriculum. 7. Publications: Assists with coordinating publication of research findings, technical reviews and the development of manuals and guidelines for project related activities.
8. Product Development. Develops collaborative linkages, and coordinates the publication of concept papers and proposals related to the SRHR program.
9. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor degree or higher in related field
4 years related experience, including work in SRHR services.
Prefer: Experience in practical field work

Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:
Country Specific Public Health System: Foundational knowledge of countries’ public health systems.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned program or project, including program or project strategies and indicators.
Training Design, Development and Delivery: Foundational knowledge of curriculum design and development. Ability to deliver training to diverse groups.
Research Writing and Editing. Foundational knowledge of writing and publishing research results in national and international journals.
Data Processing: Foundational knowledge of data processing. PC Applications: Foundational knowledge of database and internet applications

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators.
Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
Multi-tasking Skills: Proven ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time.
Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.

Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using English language.
Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others at all levels in the organization through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to develop and maintain supplier relations.
Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Advanced knowledge of procurement software.
Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization. Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidential on work-related matters.

Other Information:
Travel required (at least 2%)
Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

How to Apply
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on September 30,2019. Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency Internship Program 2019

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Applications are open for the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency Internship Program 2019. The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency (“LEGVPU”) offers highly-motivated law students an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and that of LEGVPU.

The World Bank Legal Internship Program allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest research experiences into the World Bank’s daily operations and improve their legal skills while working in a multicultural environment.
The objective of both programs is to provide you first-hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by closely collaborating with staff in LEGVPU. As part of their team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring development professionals and senior management, you will get the chance to contribute to the legal services offered by LEGVPU as well as participate in high-profile events and conferences organized during the term of your internship. The Internship is offered thrice a year for a period of maximum three months at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in certain selected country offices for currently enrolled law school students.

Internship Responsibilities
Interns will likely be involved in a plethora of tasks, as they arise during the term of the Internship Program, such as:

  • Conducting a variety of legal assignments under the direction of the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Conducting research on assigned issues, using existing law files and alternative sources (e.g., computer-assisted searches using the internet, intranet and/or other databases), analyzing information, and summarizing findings.
  • Conducting comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in a given area, identifying legal and policy issues, researching relevant precedents, and proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Participating in task/project teams with the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Assisting in the preparation and organization of conferences and meetings.
  • Performing ad hoc assignments as requested by the supervising lawyer(s).

Eligibility

  • Applicants should hold citizenship of any IBRD member state
  • Are currently enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent program
  • Have an excellent command of the English language
  • Preference shall be given to candidates who possess a decent command of a second language, especially if that is one of the working languages of IBRD (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish)
  • Applications from eligible international as well as U.S.-based students are equally encouraged.

Application

  • Please submit the below documents here:
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent) and academic transcript(s).
  • Short essay providing a response to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the prevailing application period.

For more information, visit Legal Vice Presidency Internship.

University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Development Law 2020

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Applications are open for the University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Development Law 2020. The Post-Doctoral Fellows in the International Development Law Unit play two roles: Academic Advisor to the students in the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa programme and Researcher in the International Development Law Unit (IDLU). The position is a full-time position (40 hours/week) and appointment is for 1 year and is renewable based on satisfactory performance.
Responsibilities

  • Academic Advisor to Students in the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa:
  • Manage admissions process for LLM students
  • Manage scholarship and financial support programme
  • Arrange lecturers and all related academic activities for the LLM programme
  • Arrange assignments and exams for the LLM programme
  • Provide academic advice to LLM students on their mini-dissertations and on all other academic matters relating to the LLM programme
  • Researcher:
  • Work with IDLU research team on research projects in the areas of global economic governance and business and human rights
  • Work with IDLU research team organizing conferences, workshops and other activities related to IDLU research projects
  • Conduct independent research and publish in the IDLU research areas

Remuneration

  • This position is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and is linked to the continued funding of the SARChI Chair of International Development Law and African Economic Relations.
  • Remuneration is based on NRF rules and is R200,000
  • This is not a University of Pretoria position and so does not have any associated benefits (such as medical insurance, pension contribution etc.).

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have completed LLD degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of international trade and investment law
  • Publication record
  • Fluency in English: excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting
  • Personal commitment to human rights and development
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Confident, motivated, proactive, quick thinker and independent worker
  • Proficiency in the basic Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Application

  • To apply, send a cover letter, writing sample and CV including three references via email on or before October 15, 2019.
  • For more information, visit University of Pretoria.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russell E. Train Fellowships 2020

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Applications for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russell E. Train Fellowships 2020 are now open. The Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation.
Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.

2020 Train Fellowship Competitions

  • Building Capacity in the Galápagos: To build local capacity in the Galápagos, EFN in partnership with Celebrity Cruises, is offering fellowships to female conservationists to enable them to pursue graduate-level study (master’s and PhD) with the goal of advancing marine conservation in the Galápagos Islands. Please note: this fellowship opportunity is open to women only. Eligible countries: You must be a citizen of Ecuador. Preference is given to legal permanent residents of the Galápagos.
  • Current & Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation: EFN is providing fellowships to support current and aspiring university faculty that are affiliated with or currently employed at African, Asian and Latin American universities to pursue doctoral degrees in conservation-related fields. After completing a degree, the individual must enhance, expand, or establish a graduate-level conservation program at a university in their home country. Select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. For a full list of eligible countries please review application guidelines.

Eligibility

  • You must be a citizen and legal permanent resident of an eligible country
  • You must have at least two years of conservation-related work or research experience
  • You must have a demonstrated commitment to working in conservation in an eligible country
  • Your research or academic program must address one of the focus areas listed in the guidelines
  • You must be enrolled in, admitted to, or have applied to a master’s or PhD program anywhere in the world
  • You must plan to begin your studies no later than January 2021
  • You must commit to working for at least two years in your home country after the completion of your degree
  • You must not have received a Train Fellowship or Scholarship in the past. Professional Development Grant recipients are eligible to apply
  • You must notify EFN if you are a WWF employee, consultant, or previous EFN grant recipient
  • You must submit all required documents by the application deadline (March 1, 2020)

Selection Process

  • Train Fellows are selected through a competitive, merit-based process. An independent, interdisciplinary panel of experts is convened in each country to review applications and to identify the top candidates based on the following criteria:
  • Professional qualifications as evidenced by previous and current conservation-related positions, references from colleagues in the field, publications, and other sources
  • Demonstrated leadership through involvement in community and volunteer activities, the workplace, local and national government, and other areas
  • Prior academic achievement as shown by grades, academic awards, and references from professors
  • Motivation and commitment to contribute to conservation in a participating country and to share what is learned with others in their field and in their home communities
  • Potential impact of proposed study/research on conservation efforts in the home country or region

Application

Click here to applyFor more information, see FAQ or visit Russell E. Train Fellowships.