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TU Delft – Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarship 2020 for MSc Program in Delft, the Netherlands

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Want to study in the Netherlands? Applications for the TU Delft – Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarship are now open. These scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology.
The Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers 4 Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships. These scholarships cover full tuition fees for a TU Delft MSc programme and living expenses for 2 years. The aim is to give talented, motivated and broadly interested students from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology and to strengthen their relationship with the universities they come from.

From the students they expect that they are willing to act as their ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

Scholarships

25.000 per year for Sub-Saharan students, which includes:

  • Full tuition fees for a TU Delft MSc programme based on the statutory fee or institutional rate, according to the registered nationality, AND contribution for the living expenses.
  • Membership to the Scholarship club giving access to personal development, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • A MSc thesis topic which relates to the Sustainable Development Goals and TU Delft | Global Initiative.
  • Be our ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility

  • Excellent international applicants (conditionally) admitted to one of the 2-year Regular TU Delft’s MSc programmes.
  • With a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or higher of the scale maximum in the bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in one of the above mentioned countries.
  • Citizens: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South-Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Application

  • Check if you’re eligible for this scholarship
  • Complete your MSc application (check the admission requirements)
  • In addition to all the regular documents for a MSc programme application:
  • Upload the Scholarship Application Form
  • Upload two reference letters (in one PDF document), according to required documents in either English, French, German or Dutch. These letters must be:
  • from either a previous professor or assistant professor. If you have work experience, one of these letters may be from your employer.
  • written on the official letterhead /have the official stamp of the university or company.
  • signed by the referee and include your complete name

Is your referee hesitant to provide you with the letter? Then he/she can email a scanned PDF of the letter via email, His/her e-mail must include your complete name and TU Delft student number. You will be given this number upon registering in Studielink.

If you choose this option, you must upload a statement under “reference letter” in osiaan.tudelft.nl informing them of this decision. This statement should include the name and e-mail address of your referee.

Please note that Non-EU/EFTA students must include their English test with their application (if required). EU/EFTA students can submit this document in a later stage according to the Admission instructions.

Only students meeting this deadline who have been (conditionally) admitted to one of the MSc programmes of TU Delft could be considered for these scholarships. Only students who have been granted a scholarship will be informed by TU Delft via email by begin March 2020

For more information, visit TU Delft.

D-Prize Challenge 2020 for Social Entrepreneurs (Up to $20,000 USD)

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Applications for the D-Prize Challenge 2020 are now open. The D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?
D-Prize Challenges

Girl’s Education

  • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge: 14 million unintended teen pregnancies occur annually in sub-Saharan Africa, and girls are 5x more likely to be infected with HIV. A one-hour “sugar daddy awareness” class reduces these risks 28%. Can you teach “sugar daddy awareness” classes to girls in need?

Agriculture

  • Quality Seed Challenge: Farmers who plant poor quality seeds suffer from low crop yields. High quality seeds that have been naturally bred to mature quicker, resist drought, and fight disease can double yields. Can you distribute improved seeds to farmers within sub-Saharan Africa?
  • Fertilizer Challenge: The world has invented a number of effective planting techniques proven to increase crop yield. For instance, microdosing fertilizer is a cost-effective method for applying fertilizer and ensuring higher crop yield. Can you teach smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa effective planting techniques?
  • Improved farm Practices Challenge: The world has invented a number of effective planting techniques proven to increase crop yield. For instance, microdosing fertilizer is a cost-effective method for applying fertilizer and ensuring higher crop yield. Can you teach smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa effective planting techniques?
  • Custom Agriculture Challenge: D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven agriculture interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, we want to hear your plan to increase its distribution.

Energy

  • Solar Lamp Challenge: 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa use kerosene lanterns to light their homes. Solar lamps are cheaper, cleaner, create cost savings, and increase household incomes by 30%. Can you sell solar lights to rural or slum-dwelling households in need?
  • Cook Stove Challenge: 3 billion people cook on traditional stoves, which cause chronic smoke exposure and are the cause of 4% percent of the global disease burden. A $13 modern stove provides cost savings and health benefits. Can you sell cook stoves and maintain long-term adoption rates?

Global Health

  • Patient Identification Challenge: Obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, and cataracts all have effective treatments. Yet identifying patients among large populations is difficult. Can you create a way to identify patients and connect them to early treatment solutions?
  • Maternal Health Challenge: Misoprostol is a $3 drug that could prevent 100,000 maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhaging. Can you develop an organization to train birth attendants to administer misoprostol?
  • VMMC Challenge: The incidence of new HIV infections in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa remains high. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) can substantially reduce the risk of HIV acquisition for men, and can also reduce the risk of transmission of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) to the men’s partners. Can you develop an organization to identify candidates for VMMC and connect them to health facilities?
  • PMTCT Challenge: HIV can be transmitted from pregnant women to their infants. A short round of antiretroviral therapy (ART) can substantially reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission. Can you prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by helping HIV-positive pregnant women adhere to an ART regimen?
  • Sayana® Press Challenge: Many women in developing countries have an unmet need for contraception. Sayana® Press is an injectable contraceptive in a single-use package. Since the product is simple enough for community health workers or recipients themselves to administer, it may be particularly valuable for women who prefer injectable contraceptives but do not have regular access to health facilities. Can you train health providers on how to administer Sayana® Press?
  • Immunization challenge: Millions of infants in developing countries do not receive the routine immunizations recommended by the World Health Organization. Increased immunization rates in low-coverage areas could prevent a large number of childhood deaths from preventable diseases. Can you direct 500 caregivers (parents or other guardians) to bring their infants to health facilities for routine immunizations that otherwise would not occur?

Education

  • Flipped Classroom Challenge: By 2030 Africa will need to fill an impossible 4.1 million teaching positions. “Flipped classrooms” and deskilled curriculum can be run by a facilitator, and reduce the need for expert teachers. Can you implement an effective curriculum to teach students in a resource-limited classroom?
  • Student Testing Challenge: In sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of children remain illiterate even after five years of school. Testing and public scorecards increase accountability in poor education systems. Can you launch an organization that tests student and school performance, and makes the information publicly available?

Governance and Infrastructure

  • Transpearency Challenge: Public services in developing countries are rife with corruption. Public reporting and scorecards creates real accountability. Can you improve transparency and report data on the public service performance?
  • Custom
  • Propose your own challenge: Propose your own challenge! If you know of another proven intervention in need of greater distribution, we would like to hear it. The only requirements are to choose an already proven poverty solution that is in need of distribution to more people in the developing world.

Prize
Up to $20,000 USD will be awarded to selected applicants to launch a pilot version of their new organization in any region where extreme poverty exists.

Eligibility

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.

Judging Criteria
The D-Prize judging panel is composed of individuals with professional experience distributing life-changing technologies in the developing world.

Contestants are evaluated based on:

  • Passion and potential for candidate’s success, as evident by their academic and professional background, relevant skills, and quick leadership trajectory.
  • Focus on distribution. Proposals must focus on distributing a proven poverty solution that needs greater access in the developing world.
  • Potential for scale, based on the organizational model proposed in the concept note and the entrepreneur’s desire to commit and grow

Evaluation Process

  • Round 1: Submit your concept note and resume(s).
  • Round 2: Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to submit.
  • Final Round: Top entrepreneurs interview. Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
  • Launch: Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture and help millions of people.

Application

  • Download the application packet before you go ahead to apply.
  • Prepare your concept note and resume(s), and clearly name your files. Concept notes and resumes can be separate documents. Files must be PDF and are limited to a size of 4MB each.
  • Input your contact details and upload your documents here
  • For more information, visit D-Prize Challenge.

D-Prize Challenge 2020 for Social Entrepreneurs (Up to $20,000 USD)

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Applications for the D-Prize Challenge 2020 are now open. The D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?
D-Prize Challenges

Girl’s Education

  • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge: 14 million unintended teen pregnancies occur annually in sub-Saharan Africa, and girls are 5x more likely to be infected with HIV. A one-hour “sugar daddy awareness” class reduces these risks 28%. Can you teach “sugar daddy awareness” classes to girls in need?

Agriculture

  • Quality Seed Challenge: Farmers who plant poor quality seeds suffer from low crop yields. High quality seeds that have been naturally bred to mature quicker, resist drought, and fight disease can double yields. Can you distribute improved seeds to farmers within sub-Saharan Africa?
  • Fertilizer Challenge: The world has invented a number of effective planting techniques proven to increase crop yield. For instance, microdosing fertilizer is a cost-effective method for applying fertilizer and ensuring higher crop yield. Can you teach smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa effective planting techniques?
  • Improved farm Practices Challenge: The world has invented a number of effective planting techniques proven to increase crop yield. For instance, microdosing fertilizer is a cost-effective method for applying fertilizer and ensuring higher crop yield. Can you teach smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa effective planting techniques?
  • Custom Agriculture Challenge: D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven agriculture interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, we want to hear your plan to increase its distribution.

Energy

  • Solar Lamp Challenge: 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa use kerosene lanterns to light their homes. Solar lamps are cheaper, cleaner, create cost savings, and increase household incomes by 30%. Can you sell solar lights to rural or slum-dwelling households in need?
  • Cook Stove Challenge: 3 billion people cook on traditional stoves, which cause chronic smoke exposure and are the cause of 4% percent of the global disease burden. A $13 modern stove provides cost savings and health benefits. Can you sell cook stoves and maintain long-term adoption rates?

Global Health

  • Patient Identification Challenge: Obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, and cataracts all have effective treatments. Yet identifying patients among large populations is difficult. Can you create a way to identify patients and connect them to early treatment solutions?
  • Maternal Health Challenge: Misoprostol is a $3 drug that could prevent 100,000 maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhaging. Can you develop an organization to train birth attendants to administer misoprostol?
  • VMMC Challenge: The incidence of new HIV infections in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa remains high. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) can substantially reduce the risk of HIV acquisition for men, and can also reduce the risk of transmission of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) to the men’s partners. Can you develop an organization to identify candidates for VMMC and connect them to health facilities?
  • PMTCT Challenge: HIV can be transmitted from pregnant women to their infants. A short round of antiretroviral therapy (ART) can substantially reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission. Can you prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV by helping HIV-positive pregnant women adhere to an ART regimen?
  • Sayana® Press Challenge: Many women in developing countries have an unmet need for contraception. Sayana® Press is an injectable contraceptive in a single-use package. Since the product is simple enough for community health workers or recipients themselves to administer, it may be particularly valuable for women who prefer injectable contraceptives but do not have regular access to health facilities. Can you train health providers on how to administer Sayana® Press?
  • Immunization challenge: Millions of infants in developing countries do not receive the routine immunizations recommended by the World Health Organization. Increased immunization rates in low-coverage areas could prevent a large number of childhood deaths from preventable diseases. Can you direct 500 caregivers (parents or other guardians) to bring their infants to health facilities for routine immunizations that otherwise would not occur?

Education

  • Flipped Classroom Challenge: By 2030 Africa will need to fill an impossible 4.1 million teaching positions. “Flipped classrooms” and deskilled curriculum can be run by a facilitator, and reduce the need for expert teachers. Can you implement an effective curriculum to teach students in a resource-limited classroom?
  • Student Testing Challenge: In sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of children remain illiterate even after five years of school. Testing and public scorecards increase accountability in poor education systems. Can you launch an organization that tests student and school performance, and makes the information publicly available?

Governance and Infrastructure

  • Transpearency Challenge: Public services in developing countries are rife with corruption. Public reporting and scorecards creates real accountability. Can you improve transparency and report data on the public service performance?
  • Custom
  • Propose your own challenge: Propose your own challenge! If you know of another proven intervention in need of greater distribution, we would like to hear it. The only requirements are to choose an already proven poverty solution that is in need of distribution to more people in the developing world.

Prize
Up to $20,000 USD will be awarded to selected applicants to launch a pilot version of their new organization in any region where extreme poverty exists.

Eligibility

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.

Judging Criteria
The D-Prize judging panel is composed of individuals with professional experience distributing life-changing technologies in the developing world.

Contestants are evaluated based on:

  • Passion and potential for candidate’s success, as evident by their academic and professional background, relevant skills, and quick leadership trajectory.
  • Focus on distribution. Proposals must focus on distributing a proven poverty solution that needs greater access in the developing world.
  • Potential for scale, based on the organizational model proposed in the concept note and the entrepreneur’s desire to commit and grow

Evaluation Process

  • Round 1: Submit your concept note and resume(s).
  • Round 2: Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to submit.
  • Final Round: Top entrepreneurs interview. Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
  • Launch: Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture and help millions of people.

Application

  • Download the application packet before you go ahead to apply.
  • Prepare your concept note and resume(s), and clearly name your files. Concept notes and resumes can be separate documents. Files must be PDF and are limited to a size of 4MB each.
  • Input your contact details and upload your documents here
  • For more information, visit D-Prize Challenge.

Calling All Business Service Providers to Support Women-Owned or Operated Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 12 August 2019

Partnering for Innovation is seeking expressions of interest from business service providers who can deliver business capacity-building services to women-owned, operated, or managed agribusinesses in sub-Saharan Africa in preparation for an upcoming activity that will support female entrepreneurs.
The goal of this announcement is to identify business service providers that support women entrepreneurs and leaders with businesses-focused strategies that target smallholder farmers and suppliers, which complement the U.S Government Global Food Security Strategy by directly engaging with the private sector to contribute to the achievement of global food security.

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is supported by the United StatesAgency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future initiative. The program develops innovative partnerships and provides technical assistance to private sector businesses to expand their commercial impact in smallholder markets and increase farmers’ access to products and services to improve long term agricultural productivity, smallholder livelihoods, and food security

Technical Assistance
The technical assistance can include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Finance and Strategy
  • Investment-readiness assessment: review of the enterprise’s corporate systems, a summary of key challenges, and overall readiness for external investment.
  • Financial forecasting: provide assistance to companies entering the smallholder farmer market with products for sale with a forecast of revenues and costs over a three-year period.
  • Business strategy support: assist companies in developing and co-designing five-year business strategies.
  • Investor-readiness support: prepare an investor overview document and outreach materials including a pitch deck, a landscape review of potential investors, and matchmaking with fund managers and owners of commercial funds.
  • Organization and Talent
  • Human resources management and support: plan for growth demands, develop corporate culture, and deploy tools to identify, recruit, train, and incentivize the staff needed for companiesto scale.
  • Market and Consumer Insights
  • Market assessment: evaluate the size of the addressable market, consumers’ willingness to pay, competitors, and available distribution channels. Capacity building and recommendations for conducting future assessments.
  • Marketing support: clearly define the value proposition and potential return on investment of the product to smallholder farmers. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis that helps analyze business decisions, provide recommendations for new marketing strategies to specifically target and better communicate with smallholder farmers, and develop implementation plans to roll out these strategies.
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data: deliver tools and guidance for companies to cost effectively streamline their data collection processes. Provide training on how to analyze data to support business growth.
  • Product Adaptation: inform product adaptation through technical assistance to ensure that consumer needs are met.
  • Operations
  • Distribution and supply chain management: includes an assessment of current packaging, inventory, warehousing, transportation, and other logistical activities and recommendations for improvement. Capacity building on best practices for distribution and supply chain management to keep customers satisfied and scale growth.
  • Operational analysis: assess current operational systems, including an analysis of improvements needed to ensure a company’s facilities are streamlined and efficiently accounted for, a discussion of how these improvements can be addressed through operational systems, and plans for implementing the improved system(s) of choice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Companies providing business capacity building services to for-profit agribusinesses in sub-Saharan Africa will be considered. If the company does not provide these services in sub-Saharan Africa, the application will be immediately disqualified. Applicants will be required to identify the country or countries in which they have provided business capacity building services in the official application on the next page.
  • All applicants must be legally recognized entities in the country of their residence and should demonstrate experience in the technical areas described above. The following activities are not eligible for funding:
  • Pure academic research.
  • Technologies that have not been market tested and require further research and development.
  • Commodity procurement.
  • Restricted goods from Cuba, Iran, Laos, Libya, North Korea, and Syria.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.partneringforinnovation.org/funding-opportunities-1

Deputy Trial Manager

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) based at the National Institute for Medical Research campus in Mwanza, Tanzania is a collaborative research unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the National Institute for Medical Research. The mission of the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems by conducting research, including clinical trials, to the highest international standards; to enhance the capacity to carry out such research in Tanzania and the
East African region; and to contribute to the translation of research findings into health policy. MITU is currently collaborating with other international research partners and the World Health Organization to prepare and implement a one-year multicentre clinical trial to test the safety and immunogenicity of a promising vaccine candidate to prevent ‘viral haemorrhagic fever. The study is being conducted in healthy volunteers.

The Unit is now inviting applications from motivated and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Deputy Trial Manager

The successful applicant will be a fully-registered medical practitioner, and will ideally have a post graduate qualification in epidemiology or a related field; proven technical expertise in the quality management of clinical trials related to infectious diseases and/or vaccines; experience in clinical/laboratory procedures in research and collaborative research involving human clinical, epidemiological or laboratory outcomes; proven skills and experience in multicentre research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Trial Manager with the day-to-day management of the clinical trial in Mwanza, Tanzania.
  • Assisting the Trial Manager in dealing with clinical results and queries, reviewing case report forms, and other relevant
  • study documentation and maintaining Study Master Files.
  • Assisting with. communication between MITU/NIMR, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the trial sponsor and the other trial partners.
  • Coordinating, training and supervising field team staff in MITU/NIMR (and other sites as required) in order to ensure that the trial is conducted to GCP and international trial standards.
  • Participating in meetings and discussions to discuss research progress, findings and any other aspects of the study.
  • Participating in writing up of the trial findings in reports and publications.
  • Assisting with preparation of reports for the trial governance bodies (eg. Clinical Steering Committee, Steering Committee, Data and Safety Monitoring Board) and the funding agency.
  • Travel to progress and coordination meetings as required, including meetings in East Africa or Europe.

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidates must be fully-registered medical practitioners, with a medical degree from a recognized university
  • At least one year’s relevant experience working as on clinical trials, or as a research coordinator, based in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Clinically active within the past 3 years
  • Evidence of having practical experience in the management of research teams.
  • Evidence of having practical experience of assisting with leading or coordinating of GCP compliant studies including familiarity of study monitoring visits.
  • Evidence of having worked effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary scientific team.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and a willingness to work with others to overcome problems as and when they arise.
  • Evidence of having worked effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent written, and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to relocate to Mwania to tart work far MITU as soon as possible And no later than August2015.

Desirable Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience working in on early phase clinical trials
  • Experience of working on vaccine-related research studies.
  • Experience of working in sub-Saharan Africa, and ideally in East Africa.
  • A postgraduate qualification in epidemiology or public health or equivalent experience demonstrated through publications.

How To Apply:
Letter of application with details of how you meet EACH of the above criteria and suitably for the post
A daytime mobile telephone number and e-mail contact details.
Curriculum vitae (CV) including names and addresses of three referees (two must be from your most recent employers).
Copies of all relevant certificates and memberships and qualifications.

Closing date for applications
Applications received later than Friday 31st July 2015 will not be considered
Interviews will be held at the earliest available opportunity and you will be notified by email if you are selected for interview.

All documents to be sent by email to – recruitment@motu.or.tz

A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

Disaster Risk Management Specialist – World Bank – Washington, D.C

The sub-Saharan African region has a population of around 800 million people in 47 countries, and is a vibrant environment for development work. The region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and number of disasters has increased significantly. Over the last four decades, Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced more than 1,000 disasters, with 300 disasters in the last five years alone affecting more than 330 million people, with significant loss of economic activity. Disasters in Sub-Saharan Africa are predominately hydro-meteorological and climatological such as droughts, floods, cyclones, and landslides. Droughts and floods together account for 80% of loss of life and 70% of economic losses.
GP SURR is promoting a proactive and strategic approach to managing natural disaster risk in Africa. The underlying thrust has been that both loss of life and the economic impact of disasters can be reduced by advanced planning and investments. In order to pursue this goal, the Bank has been engaged and supported clients in key areas of the DRM framework, concentrating on the following areas:
(i) Disaster risk assessments at the regional and country level by analyzing the vulnerability and potential effects and impact of disasters. (ii) Monitoring and forecasting of natural hazards via support to the modernization of the hydro-meteorological services and creating the operational and effective links with emergency management authorities. (iii) Disaster preparedness through improved emergency response, emergency communication and information systems, and raising public awareness. (iv) Mitigating risk through support to investments that reduce disaster risk, reconstruction, incorporating improved building standards to public infrastructure, and land-use and urban planning incorporating the knowledge of flood prone zones; etc. (v) Disaster risk financing through providing better knowledge and access to innovative risk financing solutions.
The Africa Urban and DRM team with has grown rapidly over the past three years. The main objective of the DRM team is to (a) mainstream DRM into sustainable development policies and investments (b) strengthen the capacity to respond timely and effectively to disaster situations, and (c) assist client countries in their efforts to strengthen their resilience against natural disaster by strategically investing in vulnerability reduction programs. It works with across units within the Africa Sustainable Development Department and outside the department to mainstream DRM operations into its core lending and AAA activities.
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Carries out responsibilities for a variety of operational tasks including lending, technical assistance and policy advisory work, e.g. technical analyses, design of technical assistance interventions, participation in loan negotiations, etc. and take on the lead of specific activities as requested.
• Participates in missions in area of specialization; provides technical inputs and guidance to counterparts on appropriate scope, technology, costs, etc.; prepares terms of reference for project- or sector-related work.
• Makes regular and as needed missions related to lending project preparation and implementation support and analytical/policy advisory work.
• Provide operational and substantive support to emergency response and recovery activities and operations in the aftermath of disasters.
• Support task teams to deliver disaster risk reduction investments/components, emergency recovery loans, CAT-DDO operations, DRM technical assistance programs, as well as prepare analytical and advisory activities.
• Contribute to policy dialogue and just-in-time advisory work in the area of disaster risk management.
• Participate in professional development and knowledge sharing activities in the DRM sector and contribute specific knowledge both within the assigned countries and in the World Bank.
• Perform other duties and functions in support of the DRM team as assigned by the Practice Leader – Africa Disaster Risk Management

Desired Skills and Experience

• Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) with 5 years of work experience in economics, water resource management, urban planning, disaster risk management, structural engineering, environmental engineering, infrastructure development, or similar relevant discipline.
• In-depth knowledge and a sustained record of achieving high quality, substantive results in the DRM sector in areas such as risk assessment and finance, disaster risk reduction, flood and drought risk management, early warning and hydro-meteorological services, urban resilience, post disaster needs assessment, emergency recovery and reconstruction, etc.
• Ability to be mobilized immediately after a disaster and travel to the field with short notice (typically 3-5 days).
• Proactive approach to managing workflow, with keen ability to multi-task and respond quickly and flexibly to a wide range of issues which come up on a regular basis in ad hoc and unexpected ways.
• Excellent organizational and task management skills, with appropriate attention to details and ability to prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and under tight deadlines.
• Excellent command of English. French language skills are highly desired.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in race, gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
For further details and to apply, please go to www.worldbank.org/careers and under “current job openings” seek vacancy number 151100. Deadline for applications June 25, 2015.

Sales and Operations Manager, Google Access, Anglophone Africa Region

With the Google Access team, you’ll work on cross-product and cross-team initiatives, working closely with cross-functional team members to refine and evolve our projects, as well as deploy fiber-based and other technologies to markets and communities around the globe. You like being on-the-ground, executing complex projects that bring internet access to people.

You will assist with the Google Access team’s efforts to bring broadband to the emerging markets, including sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to helping evaluate and select opportunities, you will help direct activities on the ground, having experience in working with and managing network deployment projects and building a sustainable business presence.

Responsibilities

  • Support local and remote management teams with reporting standards and operational excellence.
  • Work collaboratively with remote teams in Europe, US and across Sub-Saharan Africa on network operational issues.
  • Develop and document operational processes. Define, track and visualize key metrics of operational performance.
  • Support sales across emerging markets, and willingness to travel.
  • Minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business or equivalent practical experience.
  • Sales and operations experience in the telecoms industry.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • MBA or PhD degree in management, technical or engineering field.
  • Current on wireless/wireline telecommunications technology and industry. Knowledge should include 3G/4G backhaul technologies and fiber optics networks.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, work collaboratively with internal and partner contact and quickly learn new processes and tools. Strong analytical and reasoning skills with technical, contractual and financial issues.
  • Proven track record of excellence and efficiency in operations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Area

    The Google Access team works to make Internet access more powerful, accessible and affordable for all. We also work to develop the next-generation technologies that will improve the lives and businesses of our millions of users around the planet. Want to change the world? Good. So do we.

    Sales Operations

    Set the direction for our business and make sure it runs smoothly.

    Learn more about our Sales Operations teams

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    Children Eco Village Director

    A truly unique opportunity for Volunteers!
    Are you fed up of mundane life and want to experience something unique to help disadvantaged children in Africa? Are you dreaming about adventure of your life, living in rich natural environment among rural community of Africa! Here is the opportunity you have been awaiting!
    Introduction of Islamic Help
    Islamic Help is a UK registered charity and international NGO established in 2003 by a group of young people determined to make a difference to the lives of those afflicted by poverty and suffering. Islamic Help is non-patrician and believes in serving afflicted humanity irrespective of cast, color, nationality or religion.
    Islamic Help has been working in Tanzania since 2007 striving for sustainable development of communities through various projects covering, sustainable livelihood, food security, water supply and sanitation, environmental sustainability, education, orphan care and sponsorships and emergency relief. Islamic Help Tanzania’s life changing initiatives not only support beneficiaries, but also contribute towards Tanzania’s national plan of action for the most vulnerable children and Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). Please read more athttp://www.islamichelp.co.tz/
    Orphans in Africa
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has orphaned a generation of children – and now seems set to orphan generations more. Today, over 25 million children under the age of 15 living in sub-Saharan Africa have been robbed of one or both parents by HIV/AIDS. Tragically, the number of orphans in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to rise in the years ahead, due to the high proportion of Sub-Saharan African adults already living with HIV/AIDS and the continuing difficulties in expanding access to life-prolonging anti-retroviral treatment. But, it is not inevitable that these children should be left to suffer twice, denied their rights because they are orphaned.
    The Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare estimates that there are 2.5 million orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania, of which only about 6% receive external support. In most cases these orphans are passed over from one relative to other and at the end are left to mend for herself/himself or serving as house maid. There is an urgent need to increase access to and improve the quality of essential support services for orphan and vulnerable children. These essential services include, shelter; nutrition supplements; education and health; and psycho-social counseling.
    Children Eco Village:
    Children’s Eco Village is truly innovative and unique!
    Situated at Kisemvuleu village in Mkuranga District just an hour drive from Dar Es Salam in Tanzania. The Children’s Eco village is a green, clean, pleasant and productive village for 160 orphans aims to provide a homely environment where the care and affection through the ‘mother’ and the community spirit of the village will enable the character of the child to be molded to adopt the emerging global environment with a unique personality. The village is self-sufficient in food, solar electricity, based on 16 proposed housing units, covering an area of 30 acres.
    Eco Village has some amazing feature, such as solar energy driven houses and boreholes, tree house, thousands of trees including passion, cashew nut, jacks fruit, food forest, bee-hives, many fish ponds, chickens and duck farm, livestock’s and much more.
    The Eco village will provide individualized care to promote the development, education and health of each child. Set in 30 acres of lush green surroundings the village will have 16 homes, a sports ground, a playground, a community centre, a library, a training centre and a permaculture farm. With its emphasis on sustainability and almost total reliance on green energy, the Children’s Eco Village will be truly innovative and self-sustaining. We have completed two houses hosting 20 disadvantaged orphans kids. Please follow the following link for further information
    Main responsibility:
    Your presence will provide these orphaned children with the attention and mental stimulation that all children need to develop healthy social skills and self-confidence. Volunteer work in African orphanages can make huge impact on both you and the orphans you live with.
    These disadvantaged children are counting on volunteers like you to help build their world, will look up to you for guidance, while disadvantaged children might need your help to complete even the simplest of tasks. There are a range of exciting programme at Eco village which needs your attention to make it grow and self-sufficient.
    You will be overall in charge of the Eco Village supervising 20 staff members working in different fields such as trees nursery, food forest, security but more importantly you will provide motherly love and care to orphan’s children living in the houses helping them grow confident and productive human being. You are also supposed to raise resources for expansion of Eco village facilities with help of Head of Programme and our fundraising team in UK.
    Specific role and responsibilities:
    The Eco Village Director will be responsible for:
    • Responsible for leadership and co-ordination of all village activities
    • To work with the Eco village community adapting and promoting a culture of Eco-friendly living
    • Develop and implement Eco-friendly alternatives on building construction, energy consumption at affordable rates
    • To support the care-giver (mother) and ensure the well-being of all the Eco-village families
    • To lead the financial and administrative functions of the Eco-village
    • To promote personal and professional development of the Eco-village workers and staff
    • To provide training, guidance and support to workers
    • To implement Eco village SOPs and ensuring staff understand and adhere to standards.
    • To recruit, replace Eco Village worker and review their performance on regular basis.
    • Give one on one attention to the children at the orphanage and assist with much needed life skills development
    • Get involved with fun sporting activities and teaching children English language
    • Help create sustainable initiatives for the growth and development of Eco Village
    • Play a role in the conservation efforts at Eco village through conservation education
    • To represent the Eco-village in the community
    Branding, networking and fundraising for Eco Village
    · The Village Director will help set up exclusive website for Eco village as per guideline from Head of Programme.
    · T]he Village Director will use social media for networking and raising funds, in kind aid from individuals, groups and foundations.
    · The Village Director will submit concept note and proposal from organization/ institutions in consultation with Head of Programme.
    Child Protection The village director will ensure adhere/ implementation to IH child protection policy in letter and spirit making sure all children at Eco village are in safe environment.
    What are we looking for:
    We are looking forward to energetic and dynamic personality who has genuine fondness of children, and who want to experience a life-changing opportunity to help develop underprivileged children’s skills and equip them for a brighter future in further education.
    You can impact the lives of numerous orphaned children in Eco-Village by donating your time and energy for this great work. This is a hugely fulfilling role.
    Eligibility:
    • Minimum age 25 years. No maximum age limit.
    • A criminal record check from the country of origin.
    • Passionate like mother, leader and willing to work hard to build the village as planned.
    • Willingness to learn permaculture and basic agriculture to promote productivity of Eco Village.
    • Excellent spoken and written skills in English and ability to produce simple situational reports as and when needed.
    • Ability to effectively use social media for networking and fundraising for the Eco Village
    • Background in NGOs work would be an advantage or education in agriculture, landscaping, civil engineering and architectures.
    What we offer:
    • Visa for Tanzania
    • Return ticket after once a year time
    • Your food and monthly allowance of up-to 500 USD per month
    • Accommodation: Volunteer house in the Eco house and simple residence
    • Your transport to Our office in Dar Es Slaam and back to Eco- Village
    • Laptop and internet for communication (USB Internet)
    • Occasional visits to field areas of Islamic Help Tanzania
    • Participation in occasional fundraising dinners, team meetings, training’s.
    Islamic Help will also facilitate you:
    • Complete information about our organization and Eco Village Project
    • Full support and weekly guidance from the Head of Programme
    • In-country orientation or training on Child Protection
    • Reimbursement for all your official assignments
    Duration:
    Minimum of one year commitment, but we would appreciate long term commitment with the cause. The assignment will start from January 2015.
    Why to volunteer in Tanzania:
    Tanzania is no doubt one of Africa’s most fascinating countries, one of the most secure and peaceful in Africa in terms of aid work. You will experience Masai life, head off for safari at the N’gorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, trek the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and then chill out on the beaches of Zanzibar or go hunting with the Hadzabe tribe. More important you will enjoy unique natural environment at Eco Village and a truly amazing bond with needy children.
    Weather:
    The climate of Tanzania is best described as tropical although this varies from region to region. Along the coast the weather is quite humid whereas further inland it is notably cooler, especially during the evenings in the mountainous areas. The warmest time of the year to visit Tanzania is December through to March with the cooler months being June through October.
    Tanzania has two rainy seasons. The lighter short rains fall during November and December and occasionally into January and the heavier long rains have their downpour March to May.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Please read all the instructions carefully and send your resume and motivational letter to (info@islamichelp.co.tz)
    For further queries please feel free to contact directly Mr. Amjad Khan Head of Programme (Skype: amjad.tanoli ) or emails (amjadkhan@islamichelp.org.uk)

    United Republic of Tanzania: Children Eco Village Director

    Organization: Islamic Help
    Country: United Republic of Tanzania
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2015

    A truly unique opportunity for Volunteers!

    Are you fed up of mundane life and want to experience something unique to help disadvantaged children in Africa? Are you dreaming about adventure of your life, living in rich natural environment among rural community of Africa! Here is the opportunity you have been awaiting!

    Introduction of Islamic Help

    Islamic Help is a UK registered charity and international NGO established in 2003 by a group of young people determined to make a difference to the lives of those afflicted by poverty and suffering. Islamic Help is non-patrician and believes in serving afflicted humanity irrespective of cast, color, nationality or religion.

    Islamic Help has been working in Tanzania since 2007 striving for sustainable development of communities through various projects covering, sustainable livelihood, food security, water supply and sanitation, environmental sustainability, education, orphan care and sponsorships and emergency relief. Islamic Help Tanzania’s life changing initiatives not only support beneficiaries, but also contribute towards Tanzania’s national plan of action for the most vulnerable children and Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). Please read more at http://www.islamichelp.co.tz/

    Orphans in Africa

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has orphaned a generation of children – and now seems set to orphan generations more. Today, over 25 million children under the age of 15 living in sub-Saharan Africa have been robbed of one or both parents by HIV/AIDS. Tragically, the number of orphans in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to rise in the years ahead, due to the high proportion of Sub-Saharan African adults already living with HIV/AIDS and the continuing difficulties in expanding access to life-prolonging anti-retroviral treatment. But, it is not inevitable that these children should be left to suffer twice, denied their rights because they are orphaned.

    The Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare estimates that there are 2.5 million orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania, of which only about 6% receive external support. In most cases these orphans are passed over from one relative to other and at the end are left to mend for herself/himself or serving as house maid. There is an urgent need to increase access to and improve the quality of essential support services for orphan and vulnerable children. These essential services include, shelter; nutrition supplements; education and health; and psycho-social counseling.

    Children Eco Village:

    Children’s Eco Village is truly innovative and unique!

    Situated at Kisemvuleu village in Mkuranga District just an hour drive from Dar Es Salam in Tanzania. The Children’s Eco village is a green, clean, pleasant and productive village for 160 orphans aims to provide a homely environment where the care and affection through the ‘mother’ and the community spirit of the village will enable the character of the child to be molded to adopt the emerging global environment with a unique personality. The village is self-sufficient in food, solar electricity, based on 16 proposed housing units, covering an area of 30 acres.

    Eco Village has some amazing feature, such as solar energy driven houses and boreholes, tree house, thousands of trees including passion, cashew nut, jacks fruit, food forest, bee-hives, many fish ponds, chickens and duck farm, livestock’s and much more.

    The Eco village will provide individualized care to promote the development, education and health of each child. Set in 30 acres of lush green surroundings the village will have 16 homes, a sports ground, a playground, a community centre, a library, a training centre and a permaculture farm. With its emphasis on sustainability and almost total reliance on green energy, the Children’s Eco Village will be truly innovative and self-sustaining. We have completed two houses hosting 20 disadvantaged orphans kids. Please follow the following link for further information

    http://www.islamichelp.org.uk/eco-village

    http://www.islamichelp.co.tz/eco_village.php?page=eco_village

    Main responsibility:

    Your presence will provide these orphaned children with the attention and mental stimulation that all children need to develop healthy social skills and self-confidence. Volunteer work in African orphanages can make huge impact on both you and the orphans you live with.

    These disadvantaged children are counting on volunteers like you to help build their world, will look up to you for guidance, while disadvantaged children might need your help to complete even the simplest of tasks. There are a range of exciting programme at Eco village which needs your attention to make it grow and self-sufficient.

    You will be overall in charge of the Eco Village supervising 20 staff members working in different fields such as trees nursery, food forest, security but more importantly you will provide motherly love and care to orphan’s children living in the houses helping them grow confident and productive human being. You are also supposed to raise resources for expansion of Eco village facilities with help of Head of Programme and our fundraising team in UK.

    Specific role and responsibilities:

    The Eco Village Director will be responsible for:

    • Responsible for leadership and co-ordination of all village activities
    • To work with the Eco village community adapting and promoting a culture of Eco-friendly living
    • Develop and implement Eco-friendly alternatives on building construction, energy consumption at affordable rates
    • To support the care-giver (mother) and ensure the well-being of all the Eco-village families
    • To lead the financial and administrative functions of the Eco-village
    • To promote personal and professional development of the Eco-village workers and staff
    • To provide training, guidance and support to workers
    • To implement Eco village SOPs and ensuring staff understand and adhere to standards.
    • To recruit, replace Eco Village worker and review their performance on regular basis.
    • Give one on one attention to the children at the orphanage and assist with much needed life skills development
    • Get involved with fun sporting activities and teaching children English language
    • Help create sustainable initiatives for the growth and development of Eco Village
    • Play a role in the conservation efforts at Eco village through conservation education
    • To represent the Eco-village in the community

    Branding, networking and fundraising for Eco Village

    · The Village Director will help set up exclusive website for Eco village as per guideline from Head of Programme.

    · T]he Village Director will use social media for networking and raising funds, in kind aid from individuals, groups and foundations.

    · The Village Director will submit concept note and proposal from organization/ institutions in consultation with Head of Programme.

    Child Protection The village director will ensure adhere/ implementation to IH child protection policy in letter and spirit making sure all children at Eco village are in safe environment.

    What are we looking for:

    We are looking forward to energetic and dynamic personality who has genuine fondness of children, and who want to experience a life-changing opportunity to help develop underprivileged children’s skills and equip them for a brighter future in further education.

    You can impact the lives of numerous orphaned children in Eco-Village by donating your time and energy for this great work. This is a hugely fulfilling role.

    Eligibility:

    • Minimum age 25 years. No maximum age limit.
    • A criminal record check from the country of origin.
    • Passionate like mother, leader and willing to work hard to build the village as planned.
    • Willingness to learn permaculture and basic agriculture to promote productivity of Eco Village.
    • Excellent spoken and written skills in English and ability to produce simple situational reports as and when needed.
    • Ability to effectively use social media for networking and fundraising for the Eco Village
    • Background in NGOs work would be an advantage or education in agriculture, landscaping, civil engineering and architectures.

    What we offer:

    • Visa for Tanzania
    • Return ticket after once a year time
    • Your food and monthly allowance of up-to 500 USD per month
    • Accommodation: Volunteer house in the Eco house and simple residence
    • Your transport to Our office in Dar Es Slaam and back to Eco- Village
    • Laptop and internet for communication (USB Internet)
    • Occasional visits to field areas of Islamic Help Tanzania
    • Participation in occasional fundraising dinners, team meetings, training's.

    Islamic Help will also facilitate you:

    • Complete information about our organization and Eco Village Project
    • Full support and weekly guidance from the Head of Programme
    • In-country orientation or training on Child Protection
    • Reimbursement for all your official assignments

    Duration:

    Minimum of one year commitment, but we would appreciate long term commitment with the cause. The assignment will start from January 2015.

    Why to volunteer in Tanzania:

    Tanzania is no doubt one of Africa's most fascinating countries, one of the most secure and peaceful in Africa in terms of aid work. You will experience Masai life, head off for safari at the N'gorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, trek the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and then chill out on the beaches of Zanzibar or go hunting with the Hadzabe tribe. More important you will enjoy unique natural environment at Eco Village and a truly amazing bond with needy children.

    Weather:

    The climate of Tanzania is best described as tropical although this varies from region to region. Along the coast the weather is quite humid whereas further inland it is notably cooler, especially during the evenings in the mountainous areas. The warmest time of the year to visit Tanzania is December through to March with the cooler months being June through October.

    Tanzania has two rainy seasons. The lighter short rains fall during November and December and occasionally into January and the heavier long rains have their downpour March to May.

    How to apply:

    Please read all the instructions carefully and send your resume and motivational letter to (info@islamichelp.co.tz)

    For further queries please feel free to contact directly Mr. Amjad Khan Head of Programme (Skype: amjad.tanoli ) or emails (amjadkhan@islamichelp.org.uk)