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Climate Change Media Partnership 2019 Reporting Fellowships (Fully-funded)

Deadline: October 13, 2019

Applications are open for the Climate Change Media Partnership 2019 Reporting Fellowships. The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, is pleased to announce this year’s fellowship for journalists interested in covering the upcoming round of annual climate change negotiations.

Since its launch in 2007, the CCMP has brought more than 300 journalists from developing countries worldwide to attend and report on the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, now in its 25th year. This has enabled them to cover the summit for their home audiences, work with experienced and knowledgeable journalists from around the world and gain a multifaceted understanding of climate change’s global impact.

This year’s selected Fellows will attend the second week of the UN climate negotiations in Santiago, Chile, from December 7-13, 2019 (with arrival on the 6th and departure on the 14th).

Cost
EJN will cover non-refundable economy-class airfare, accommodation, meals and transportation costs of selected Fellows. They will also reimburse for meal and other transport expenses acquired in transit, facilitate the press accreditation process, and provide any other support relating to the trip. Please note that the process of obtaining any necessary visas is the Fellow’s individual responsibility. Visa costs can be reimbursed, however.

Eligibility

  • Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a developing country in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, or developing Asia (with a special focus on journalists from Bangladesh or eastern India — West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu). Because of the location of this year’s COP, they expect at least half the Fellows to be selected from the Latin America and Caribbean region;
  • Fill out the application form using the link below. This form includes questions that illustrate the applicant’s experience reporting on climate change issues and the kinds of stories they might pursue at the conference;
  • Be available to travel so that they can attend COP25 in Chile, arriving on December 6 and departing on December 14;
  • Commit to participate in all Fellowship activities;
  • Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer or supervisor who can confirm that your news reports will be published or broadcast in an established media outlet. Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide a letter of support from a media outlet they intend to report for.

Evaluation Criteria
Criteria for evaluating applicants include:

  • The prospective Fellow’s demonstrated experience covering climate change and other environmental topics;
  • Their interest in continued coverage of these issues;
  • And the audience reach of the proposed media outlet.

Application

  • Applicants will be asked to submit samples of their work, which can be uploaded as text or web links. Stories can be sent in a native language as long as they are accompanied by a short English synopsis. However, a good command of English is a prerequisite for participation in Fellowship activities.
  • Click here to apply
  • For more information, visit Climate Change Media Partnership.

Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2020 Scholarship program for young African orphans (Fully Funded to study abroad)

APPLY FOR THE ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative began in 2014. Its mission is to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad. We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to study at a university abroad (equivalent to an undergraduate degree). Ashinaga support covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs, and other necessary fees.

Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have lost one or both parents;
  • Have completed secondary school and passed national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 1st September 2017, including all of 2018 and 2019) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2020. 
  • Were born after 1st September, 1997;
  • Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class;
  • Be committed to returning home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.

See the full list of requirements here.

Required Documents

This is a list of the documents you will need to submit as part of your application.

  • Copy of birth certificate of applicant.
  • Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.
  • Copy of national ID card or passport.
  • Copy of term reports / high school transcripts (from the last 2 years).
  • Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate*
  • Copy of academic transcripts or diplomas from university/post-secondary institution, if applicable.

* For students receiving their examination results after December 13th 2019 and before February 28th 2020 we will ask you to send your examination certificate if you are selected to progress to the second round of the application process

Selection

Applications for Anglophone and Francophone countries are open between 2nd September – 13th December 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to a second application round in late January which will be open between 28th January – 28th February 2020. This second round will include additional questions and essays to help us better understand your leadership potential and how you intend to use your university education to help others in the future. Successful applicants from the second round will be invited to an assessment day in April 2020 where Ashinaga conducts individual interviews and sets an examination to better understand students’ academic abilities and career goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students must bring all original academic documents and identification documents to the interview. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the application process.

Eligible Countries

Anglophone Recruitment (September 2nd to December 13th)

Botswana, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius*, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles*, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

How to apply

There are three ways to apply for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative, although we prefer online applications or those sent by email. There is no application fee, and you must never pay anyone to apply or to apply on your behalf. Applications are now closed. If you are interested in being notified once the Ashinaga Africa Initiative opens to applications again, please fill this form.

Please note that if you apply by post, all submitted documents will not be returned to you. Therefore, you must send copies of documents ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO  APPLY ONLINE

Nafasi za kazi Mwananchi Communications, Assistant Accountant

Mwananchi Communications Limited, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group and publishers of leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, Mwanaspotl, The Citizen and are looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the position of:

Assistant Accountant

Mwananchi Communication Limited, the leading Media organization in Tanzania is growing and wishes to recruit suitably qualified Assistant Accounts for its Finance Department. We invite applicants who are result oriented, dynamic and self driven with proven track records and attributes to excel in a highly competitive environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  •  Receives invoices from suppliers of goods & services
  • Matches the invoices with LPOs and or contracts and ascertains the correctiveness of detailsCaptures the invoices into the SAP system and obtains approval from users units or budget holders
  • Reconciles supplier statements to the ledger to determine the amount payable
  • Prints out the SAP verification details and attaches all supporting documents for review and authorisation
  • Sends the approved documents to senior accountant for review and preparation of Cheques
  • Receives payments from customers
  • Keys payment details into SAP system and issues system receipts
  • Allocation of payments to invoices.
  • Reconciles SAP debtor’s entries monthly.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Basic University Degree of Commerce in Accounting
  • CPA II
  • Excellent communication skills; and
  • 1-3 years working experience

MODE OF APPLICATION:

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should apply online through our carrier portal https://careers.mcl.co.tz before October 11, 2019 enclosing a detailed CV and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact.

NB:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
MCL is an equal opportunity employer.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Submit Applications for Global Media Competition to Promote Quality Reporting on Labour Migration

Deadline: 31 October 2019

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration.
The competition contributes to some of the targets of the recently adopted “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact for Refugees ,” which include improving working conditions for migrant workers and shifting misperceptions of labour migration. It also helps raise awareness on decent work and migration, a topic which features strongly in the United Nations Declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. the winners will be selected by a panel of experts in international migration and journalism, based on creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants, and positive portrayal of labour migration.

International Labour Organisations (ILO)

Since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.

Mission
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Thematic Categories
Professionals

  • Fair recruitment of migrant workers
  • Entries in this category should illustrate how international recruitment practices impact migrant workers’ lives, their chances of enjoying decent work, and their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse, gender-based violence, child and forced labour and trafficking in persons. Alternatively or additionally, it should show how properly regulated and governed labour recruitment across international borders can improve skills and job and the effective functioning of labour markets.
  • The future of labour migration
  • Entries in this category should present migrant workers’ challenges and opportunities to access decent work in the context of current and future trends shaping the world of work, including globalization, rising inequalities, demographic changes, technological advancement, non-standard forms of employment, large numbers of workers in the informal economy as well as the need for gender equality, life-long learning and the creation of productive jobs.

Students

  • Exemplary reporting on fair recruitment of migrant workers, or;
  • Exemplary reporting on the future of labour migration.

Awards
The competition will award four professional prizes (two in the category ‘fair recruitment of migrant workers’ and two for ‘the future of labour migration’ category) and one student prize;
The winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,000 in the professional category and US$300 for the student category) or a paid fellowship to participate in an ITC-Turin course on a fair recruitment or labour migration topic in 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older;
  • For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
  • For more information please visit https://bit.ly/2kjTkB8

NAFASI ZA KAZI Mwananchi Communications, Freelance Business Executives

Freelance Business Executives  

 Industry : Print /Digital Media  Job Function : Sale / Business Development

Job Experience Level : Mid Level

Minimum Years of Experience : At least 1 to 2 years of working experience

Minimum Academic Qualification : Bachelor

Job Summary
To develop, maintain and increase a solidly dependable client base, to sell advertising space and provide an effective service to clients so as to maximize advertising sales volumes and revenue targets.

Full Job Description

  • Thoroughly familiarizes oneself with comparative (own and competition) readership, circulation and rates and cost of advertising in all print and electronic media.
  • Identifies potential advertising clients, studies their business, current and potential customers and to convince the clents the value and benefits of advertising in newspapers and publications published by the
  • Executes sales by discussing and obtaining accurate client requirements, size of advertisements, dates for insertion and price and obtains confirmation signatures of the authorized client representative.
  • Assists clients in the preparation of the advertising copy and leases with the Graphic Designer for professional advice on artwork.
  • Prepares daily call plans and reports and discusses them with the Classified Sales Manager and reports any problems encountered for assistance and guidance.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Applications are open for ConDev’s Student Media Grants

Deadline: 31 October 2019

ConDev’s Student Media Grants is currently inviting student photojournalists to cover difficult topics in conflict-affected countries through compelling photo stories.

The Student Media Grants Program (SMGP) is an annual photojournalism grant awarded to students interested in using innovative methods to research and chronicle issues facing fragile and conflict-affected nations.
This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development. All work produced by Student Media Grant winners will be used by the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to advance advocacy and public awareness of critical issues facing international development.

Vision

To enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.

Funding Information
The funding limit will be $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students (undergraduate and graduate) from around the world are encouraged to apply, but projects must be conducted in Latin America;
  • Students should choose an international development area that reflects issues of food insecurity, health, education, land tenure, poverty, migration, school violence, or other conflict-related issues facing people in fragile and conflict-affected nations in Latin America.

Application Instructions
During their experience, students will be required to accomplish the following:

  • Show three-month engagement (minimum) with international development issues through extension activities, internships, student research, etc;
  • Write a series of blog postings for the ConDev Blog during their experience and a final report or blog;
  • Document their chosen subjects through photo and/or video journalism that draws attention to conflict and development issues;
  • Publish or exhibit the results of their work in a form of refereed media.

Students are encouraged to use the book and associated photographic art from Fragile: the Human Condition (by Howard G. Buffett) as an example of both engagement and documenting issues at the nexus of conflict and development.

Proposal Format

  • No more than four (8.5”×11”) pages (not including cover page);
  • 12 point, Times New Roman font;
  • 1″ margins; please submit as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Students should submit proposals that describe their anticipated travel, subjects, and plans for photo story production, refinement and promotion as specifically as possible.
  • Proposals must include the following components:
  • Cover Sheet;
  • Thematic Focus (1/2 page);
  • Statement of Motivation (1/2 page);
  • Media Experience (1/2 page);
  • Timeline (1/2 page);
  • Narrative of Planned Activities (1 page);
  • Plan for Submission of Work and Plan for Promotion (1/2 page);
  • Budget (1/2 page).

How to Apply

Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev) Student Media Grants Program 2020

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Applications are open for the Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev) Student Media Grants Program 2020. ConDev’s Student Media Grants are awarded to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of Latin America through stunning photography and/or videography. This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development.
Students should submit proposals that will describe their expected travel, research and photographic subjects. They should choose an international development area that reflects issues of food insecurity, health, education, land tenure, poverty, or other issues facing people in fragile and conflict-affected nations in Latin America.

During their experience, students will be required to accomplish the following:
Show three-month engagement (minimum) with international development issues through extension activities, internships, student research, etc.
Write a series of blog postings for the ConDev Blog during their experience and a final report or blog
Document their chosen subjects through photo and/or video journalism that draws attention to conflict and development issues
Publish or exhibit the results of their work in a form of refereed media

Grant
A grant up to $5,000 is awarded to the selected student

Eligibility

  • Open to university students worldwide (undergraduate, graduate or PhD) wishing to conduct photojournalism projects in Latin America. Proposals for other areas of the world will not be considered.

Proposal Format

  • No more than four (8.5”×11”) pages (not including cover page)
  • 12 point, Times New Roman font
  • 1″ margins; please submit as a Microsoft Word document

Students should submit proposals that describe their anticipated travel, subjects, and plans for photostory production, refinement and promotion as specifically as possible.

Proposals must include the following components:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Thematic Focus (1/2 page)
  • Statement of Motivation (1/2 page)
  • Media Experience (1/2 page)
  • Timeline (1/2 page)
  • Narrative of Planned Activities (1 page)
  • Plan for Submission of Work and Plan for Promotion (1/2 page)
  • Budget (1/2 page)

Application
Proposals should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document via email with “Student Media Grant: [Name of Student]” as the subject line, with any samples attached. Only one proposal can be submitted per student.

For more information, visit CONDEV’s Grants.

Employment Opportunities at Young Africans Sports Club

FANS ENGAGEMENT OFFICER


Young Africans Sports Club is looking for suitable dedicated candidates join the club in the position of Media and Communications Officer (MCO) and Community Mobilization Officer to join our club.

FANS ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

  • Implement Young Africans mobilization activities through different channels
  • Engage and Motivate Young Africans Supporters including members and fans to participate In different Club’s activities including attending matches.
  • Plan and conduct sensitization events due to the club’s activities calendar

QUALIFICATIONS
At least Diploma in Journalism, Social Work and relevant discipline
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Essential

  • At least three (3) years’experience with minimum. Radio or TV broadcasting with almost one (1) year experience in Mobilization as an influencer
  • Excellent oral communication, vocal and knowledge in
  • Ability to engage Football fans in all aspect of communications at all level
  • Must understand Young Africans SC and its complex arena, and have technical knowhow of the Tanzania and world Football

MODE OF APPLICATION
If you are interested and you believe that you meet the required abilities and competencies for the roles advertised above, please send your application attaching the followings to the contacts below:

  • Your current CV, Birth Certifi cate, academic and professionakredentials indicating your managerial achievements.
  • Your letter of motivation, briefl y explaining your interest In the position.
  • A copy of your passport, OR National Identification (NIDA) OR Voters ID.
  • A letter from your Ward Executive Offi cer (indicating your area of residence)

Please note that the deadline for receiving applications will be 30th August 2019.

Please send your application to E-mail: info@yangasc.co.tz.tz OR to.
The General Secretary,
Young Africans Sports Club,
Twiga/Jangwani Street
P.O.Box 1502, Dar es Salaam

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER


MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
He/she will be the head of Club Media and Communication Department. He/she will coordinate and deliver resources and processes in support of the Club media and communication component. Lead, develop and deliver Club media strategies and support our club internal and external communications as well as responding to inquiries from the public and media, and coordinate the club media and communication Department activities.
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A minimum of bachelor degree in Mass Communicatioa Journalism or Public Relations from reputable universities
EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum five (S) years work experience within the field of media or Mass commutations is essential
  • Minimum of three (3) years demonstrable skills and experience in sports editorials Management. Being a sports editor will be an added advantage
  • High level interpersonal and diplomatic skills along with awareness of Sports especially Football sensitivities in different settings of the Football Arena.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience In effective media relations
  • Familiar with the latest Football trends, tactics and technologies in and proven strong conceptual, research, analytical and writing skills

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in simple language in diversity audiences
  • Ability to work independently, think strategically as well as work within a team
  • Creative thinking, developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products
  • Some graphic design skills and ability to develop simple infographics is desirable

MODE OF APPLICATION
If you are interested and you believe that you meet the required abilities and competencies for the roles advertised above, please send your application attaching the followings to the contacts below:

  • Your current CV, Birth Certifi cate, academic and professionakredentials indicating your managerial achievements.
  • Your letter of motivation, briefl y explaining your interest In the position.
  • A copy of your passport, OR National Identification (NIDA) OR Voters ID.
  • A letter from your Ward Executive Offi cer (indicating your area of residence)

Please note that the deadline for receiving applications will be 30th August 2019.

Please send your application to E-mail: info@yangasc.co.tz.tz OR to.
The General Secretary,
Young Africans Sports Club,
Twiga/Jangwani Street
P.O.Box 1502, Dar es Salaam

Job Opportunity at Young Africans Sports Club, Fans Engagement Officer

Fans Engagement Officer

Young Africans Sports Club is looking for suitable dedicated candidates join the club in the position of Media and Communications Officer (MCO) and Community Mobilization Officer to join our club.

FANS ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Implement Young Africans mobilization activities through different channels
Engage and Motivate Young Africans Supporters including members and fans to participate In different Club’s activities including attending matches.
Plan and conduct sensitization events due to the club’s activities calendar

QUALIFICATIONS

At least Diploma in Journalism, Social Work and relevant discipline

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Essential

At least three (3) years’experience with minimum. Radio or TV broadcasting with almost one (1) year experience in Mobilization as an influencer

Excellent oral communication, vocal and knowledge in

Ability to engage Football fans in all aspect of communications at all level

Must understand Young Africans SC and its complex arena, and have technical knowhow of the Tanzania and world Football

MODE OF APPLICATION

If you are interested and you believe that you meet the required abilities and competencies for the roles advertised above, please send your application attaching the followings to the contacts below:

Your current CV, Birth Certifi cate, academic and professional credentials indicating your managerial achievements.

Your letter of motivation, briefl y explaining your interest In the position.
A copy of your passport, OR National Identification (NIDA) OR Voters ID.
A letter from your Ward Executive Offi cer (indicating your area of residence)
Please note that the deadline for receiving applications will be 30th August 2019.

Please send your application to E-mail: ;info@yangasc.co.tz ;OR to.

The General Secretary,

Young Africans Sports Club,

Twiga/Jangwani Street

P.O.Box 1502, Dar es Salaam

Call for Abstracts: UNESCO Regional Conference 2019 in Accra, Ghana (Funding available)

Deadline: August 23, 2019

UNESCO is opening a call for abstracts in preparation of a Regional Conference on the theme: Governance of Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Peaceful Coexistence in Africa, to be held in Accra Ghana, from October 10-12, 2019.
This conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge production and experience sharing on the governance of diversity, notably cultural diversity, and exploring how best to improve both the existing scholarship and academic work in this area to nurture more effectively policy environment, practices and programmes for grounding peaceful and sustainable inclusive societies. In addition, it is about identifying and sharing of existing good practices worth leveraging on, as well as appropriate review mechanism that could be useful to monitor and inspire a more systemic approach to monitor countries efforts to lay the foundations for peaceful co-existence, unity in diversity.

The conference is proposed to take place over three days. Upon reception of abstracts, a Committee will analyze, select and suggest an agenda that will include a keynote to address in a broader sense the theme, and shed more light on the discussions that will be organized within plenary panels and sessions. Each session will comprise panelists with diverse background including, but not limited to academics, experts, government authorities, civil society organization, religious leaders, traditional rulers, as well as youth organizations. Methodologies, approaches and tools offered by the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will be used throughout this process.

Conference Sub-themes

  • Conceptualizing Cultural Diversity in Africa: Semantic, Epistemological and Philosophical Considerations;
  • Governance of Cultural Diversity: An overview from Pre-colonial to Post-colonial African State;
  • Governance of Cultural Diversity and the Shaping of National Unity;
  • Indigenous peoples and minority groups: Integrating the right to difference in nation building;
  • Reporting diversity, conflict and violence in a plural-ethnic society: the role of the Media;
  • Assessing, measuring, and enhancing cultural diversity: What concrete tools, mechanisms and good practices to sustain reconciliation and resilience for national unity and peaceful coexistence?

Cost
A selected number of scholarship will be made available to cover the cost of participation in the conference.

Eligibility
Open to researchers and academics, as well as practitioners from across Africa.

Application