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Careers at African Academy of Sciences , March - April 2017


POSITIONS: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
 
The African Academy of Sciences is looking for dynamic, efficient and goals orientated individuals to the following roles:
 
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
 
The Role:  This is a new role for the AAS and will require the individual to lead the development, review and implementation of the fundraising objectives of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) business plan and the newly created Coalition for African Research and Innovation (CARI) and managing the Good Financial Grant Practice programme.
 
Qualifications: A postgraduate degree in sciences, business management or finance; 7 years’ experience in successful resource mobilisation; a proven track record of business development with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a consultant in a leading consultancy firm and managing, mentoring and developing staff; and excellent presentation, proposal and report writing skills.
 
POSITION: PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
 
The Role: This is a new role for the AAS. The position of Public and Community Engagement Manager is a unique opportunity for a proactive and ambitious person looking to advocate for the importance of engagement and to influence the policies and practice of funders, researchers and other stakeholders. The incumbent will have the opportunity to shape and provide leadership, advice, development opportunities and resources and will be responsible for strategic planning and implementation of an engagement support programme for grant holders applying for funding through AESA managed programmes and advocate for engagement to funders and researchers.
 
Qualifications: A masters’ degree in public health, social science or other related fields; five years’ experience working in engagement or related activities in a national or international institution / organisation, supervising others; 3 years’ experience working in health, development or biomedical research sectors; and experience in managing budgets.
 
Application: The positions are open to qualified candidates from Africa and globally who can work in Kenya.  Interested candidates are invited to read the job description at http://aasciences.ac.ke/calls-for-proposals/careers/ . Applicants must email a completed application form from the AAS website http://aasciences.ac.ke/silo/files/aas-job-application-form2.doc , and send this together with a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to recruitment@aasciences.ac.ke , with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject by 14 April 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

FURSA ZA KAZI BUNGE - CPA UK - DEADLINE 21 APRIL 2017

Chief Executive & Secretary
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) at Westminster is the largest and most active branch in the CPA. It now seeks a successor to Andrew Tuggey CBE as its new Chief Executive and Secretary - an exciting, responsible and demanding role in a busy and active office in the heart of Parliament.
The British parliamentary system is respected around the world as the benchmark for parliamentary democracy. The strength and robustness of democratic institutions and procedures is crucial at any time, but there is no doubt that the current global political climate represents a particularly stimulating context in which to lead an organisation that is committed to such an important endeavour. The Chief Executive & Secretary will be a key figure in promoting good practice abroad and will act as a champion of Westminster values across the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s 180 branches. Working with parliamentarians and their staff, UK civil servants, INGOs and civil society, the appointee will have a unique opportunity to positively influence the future of the Commonwealth at a time of unprecedented change in both UK and global politics, having a transformative impact on the way Commonwealth governments are held accountable to their electorates. By leveraging CPA UK’s position as a leading advocate for good governance, the new Chief Executive can make a significant contribution towards improving the effectiveness of democratic society.
Managing a dynamic team of approximately 30 and reporting to the CPA UK Executive Committee, the appointee will have wide ranging responsibility for setting strategic priorities for the organisation that will allow CPA UK to maximise its reach and to fulfil its mission of promoting effective parliamentary democracy worldwide. He or she will also act as Secretary to the British Islands & Mediterranean Region of the CPA. The successful candidate will be an outstanding individual and leader, possessing significant credibility amongst international peers, and demonstrable sensitivity and skill in dealing with a breadth of key stakeholders.
CPA UK’s purpose is to strengthen parliamentary democracy and good governance in parliaments, legislatures and other democratically elected institutions. With core funding of some £1.8 million from Parliament and the ability to leverage and bid for additional programme funding from HM Government and elsewhere, CPA UK undertakes international parliamentary outreach on behalf of the UK Parliament and the wider CPA. It delivers a unique set of parliamentary diplomacy and strengthening programmes at Westminster and overseas.
To apply please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a covering letter of application addressing the duties, responsibilities and person specification in the Appointment Details to:
www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference 2992.
The closing date for applications is 09:00am (BST) on Friday 21st April 2017.

AJIRA POLISI - INTERPOL , DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2017

Director of Human Resources
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017
The Director of Human Resources is based at the INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon and reports directly to the Executive Director Resource Management.  He/she administers human resources management functions and activities across the Organization including the responsibility for change management.
The Directorate encompasses the following functions: Administrative Management of Human Resources, Career Development, Mobility and Recruitment, Payroll and Social Development, Staff Development, Mediation and Social Dialogue.
The objective of the Human Resources Directorate is to attract and retain a competent, diverse and flexible workforce, capable of delivering ambitious outcomes and to motivate staff to contribute optimally to the success of the Organization in an appropriate and stable framework.
The Director of Human Resources will further develop and implement the Organization’s human resources strategy around three key goals: talent management, optimal resource planning, and staff mobility. He/she will attain these goals through the development and implementation of
state-of-the-art human resources policies and procedures of recruitment, talent management, staff development, pay and benefits.
He/she must hold an advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master’s Degree or higher) in human resources management, business, public administration, management, law, or other fields relevant to this position; and have at least 15 years’ professional experience in a human resource management function or related area.
Please consult the complete vacancy announcement at http://www.interpol.int/Recruitment.

NAFASI YA KAZI CRDB BANK PLC - DEADLINE 28 MARCH 2017


CRDB Bank PLC is looking for suitable person to fill a vacant position of Senior Manager Service Delivery in the Department of Information, Communication and Technology at the Head Office, in Dar es Salaam.

Job Summary:
The senior manager for Service Delivery will oversee the delivery of CRDB ICT services
to the bank’s internal customers. They will establish processes that ensure consistently
high service performance, monitor employees and suppliers for proper service delivery,
as well as drive high levels of customer satisfaction, in line with IT Service Management
best practices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Implement service management best practices including policies, processes,
service catalogue and service level agreements.
· Develop and implement service management strategy and roadmap including ISO
20000 certification
· Ensure that appropriate service levels, KPIs and controls are in place and are
delivered and regularly reported in a process driven fashion
· Manage the relationship between ICT and the business, ensuring high levels of
customer satisfaction and chair regular review meetings
· Manage 3rd party vendors and suppliers that provide ICT services to CRDB bank
· Define, drive and implement service improvement plans with customers and 3rd
parties
· Manage the service desk, change & release management, incident & problem
management and configuration management processes
· Drive IT quality assurance and business analysis as dictated by the business
· Help define transition methodology, operational acceptance criteria and other
standards for implementation of new services
· Ensure cost effective and quality approach towards end-to-end delivery of ICT
services.

Education/Professional Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or their
equivalent from an accredited institution;
· ITIL Foundation Certification (Intermediate Certification preferred)
· ISO 20000 Knowledge/Experience
· PMI/PRINCE2 Certification
· 10 years’ experience working in a banking IT environment
· 4 years’ experience in management
General Profile and Attribute for All Applicants:
· Excellence in interpersonal, communication and team skills
· Demonstrating analytical ability, adaptability, initiative and resourcefulness
· Strong rapport and relationship building skills
· Good level of business awareness and problem solving

Remuneration:
CRDB BANK PLC offers competitive remuneration and benefits. Successful candidate
will receive attractive and competitive package commensurate with demands of the
position.

Mode of Application & Closing Date

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit an Application Letter
accompanied with copies of academic transcript, certificates and with a detailed up to
date CV with two work related referees addressed to the Director of Human Resources to
reach her not later than 23rd March 2017.

Director of Human Resources
CRDB Bank Limited
P.O.Box 268
DAR ES SALAAAM
Tel: 022-2117441/7

Utrecht University Holland Scholarship in Netherlands for Tanzanians , 2017-2018

The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship made available by the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.  It is meant for students who want to study or do research outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Turkey. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
The Holland Scholarship Programme is the Netherlands’ national scholarship programme for both international and Dutch students. The aim of this programme is to raise the profile of Dutch higher education and to encourage student mobility both into and out of the Netherlands.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing research programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in selected fields of study available at the participating Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.
Number of Awards: Not Known
Scholarship Award: The scholarship amounts to € 1,250 and is meant as a contribution towards your study or research expenses. There are approximately 45 scholarships available for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:
  • Applicants are enrolled as a full-time student at Utrecht University.
  • Applicants study or research abroad will take place in the academic year 2017-2018 and has a minimum duration of three months and will earn you a minimum of 15 ECTS.
  • Applicants study or research will take place in a country outside the EEA, Switzerland and Turkey. Please note! You cannot hold a passport/be a national of the country where you want to go to.
  • Their average grade is 7,5 (UCU/UCR GPA 3.3) or higher at the time of application.
  • Their study/research takes place at a partner university with whom the University has an exchange agreement.
Nationality: Scholarship is open for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicant’s average grade is 7,5 (UCU/UCR GPA 3.3) or higher at the time of application.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Selected students for an exchange in the academic year 2017-2018 can submit an application for a Holland Scholarship from March 15 up to and including April 14 in Osiris Student. Please make sure you meet all the conditions! Your application will be reviewed based on your original exchange application. Your average grade must be at least a 7,50 (UCU/UCR GPA 3.3); this will be based on the overall weighted average. You can check this yourself in Osiris Student by ticking the box for ‘print weighted average grade’ under the study progress review.
Application Deadline: Selected students for an exchange in the academic year 2017-2018 can submit an application for a Holland Scholarship from March 15 up to and including April 14 in Osiris Student.

Employment at Restless Development Tanzania - 28 March 2017


ASSISTANT PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (EAST AFRICA YOUTH INCLUSION PROJECT)

Closing date: 5pm (EAT) on Tuesday 28th March 2017

Salary: TZS 17,840,260 gross per annum

Location: Njombe, Tanzania

We champion the engagement, position, and ultimately the influence of young people at every stage of development. Since 1993, we have been applying our experience to engage young people and young professionals at all levels of our organization to lead change. Our unique youth-led approach has been cited best practice and won awards from the Stars Foundation, World Bank, UNAIDS, and most recently the 2014 Resolve Award for Mabinti Tushike Hatamu.

East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP) funded by the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) through Heifer International aims at improving the livelihoods by creating jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities of 25,000 economically disadvantaged young men and women (ages 15-24) in Uganda and Tanzania.

It will create youth owned and managed businesses as well as employment opportunities around hubs in dairy and other agricultural value chains. EAYIP’s overarching program goal is to improve the livelihoods of 25,000 youth in Uganda and Tanzania by increasing their income through youth employment and enterprise development. Providing youth with a direct pathway to sustainable livelihood is an integral part of the program strategy that will include Skills Development, Access to Finance, Enabling Environment and Hubs Replication.
Restless Development, as one of the key implementing partners to EAYIP, will focus on Njombe and Iringa regions with the

We are looking for a talented, passionate and skilled Assistant Programme Coordinator to support in the implementation the programme, contributing to growing its impact and effectiveness.

Please complete the online application form by the closing date, 5pm (EAT) on Tuesday 28th March 2017. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

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ASSISTANT PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (ICS)

Closing date: 5pm (EAT) on Tuesday 28th March 2017

Salary: TZS 17,840,260 gross per annum

Location: Mbeya, Tanzania

We champion the engagement, position, and ultimately the influence of young people at every stage of development. Since 1993, we have been applying our experience to engage young people and young professionals at all levels of our organization to lead change. Our unique youth-led approach has been cited best practice and won awards from the Stars Foundation, World Bank, UNAIDS, and most recently the 2014 Resolve Award for Mabinti Tushike Hatamu.

We are looking for a talented, passionate and skilled Assistant Programme Coordinator to support in the implementation of our International Citizen Service (ICS) programme. ICS is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme for young people who want to do voluntary development work in some of the most under-served communities around the world. ICS brings together young people from different countries to fight poverty. Thus, young volunteers from the UK work alongside volunteers from Tanzania.

The Assistant Coordinator role will contribute to growing the impact, effectiveness and credibility of delivering pre professional skills development to students at Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) while at the same time creating a global network between young people from Tanzania with their counterparts from the UK. You will work closely with the team leaders to ensure that both International and National volunteers remain engaged and focused throughout the cycle of the programme.


Please complete the online application form by the closing date, 5pm (EAT) on Tuesday 28th March 2017. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

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NAFASI ZA KAZI MAMLAKA YA MAWASILIANO TANZANIA

The African Advanced Level Telecommunication Institute (AFRALTI) Following Positions to be filled:

1. Director

Purpose of the job:
• To provide overall leadership and stewardship of the AFRALTI to deliver its mandate of Human Capacity Building through training, research and consultancy to the member States.

Main Function:
• Creates a Strategic Vision for the Institute and formulate organizational policies.
• Provides strategic leadership by development of a Strategic Plan to guide the activities of the Institute into the future.
• Coordinates the implementation and review of the Strategic Plan
• Oversees the preparation of the annual work plans and budgets and submits to the Governing Council for approval
• Establishes and maintains a sound Organization Structure of the
• Institute to ensure smooth execution, coordination and efficient management of activities in accordance with the organizational plan.
• Ensures that all the Institute's resources including human capital, finances and assets are optimally managed.
• Be responsible for cultivating conducive relations supportive of the Institute's purpose and vision among the member States, the Government of Kenya, and partners, regional and international organizations.
• Be the Secretary to the Governing Council meetings and a legal representative of the Institute.

Job Responsibilities
• Manage the day-to-day operations and administration of AFRAL TI in line with policies approved by the Governing Council;
• Formulate, implement and control the strategic, marketing and annual plans;
• Carry out recruitment of members States, Associates and Partners;
• Promote activities towards recruitment of participants;
• Visit prospective member countries, ICT organizations and make representations on AFRALTI value proposition;
• Coordinate, control and ensure that all departments perform effectively towards achievement of the goals of the Institute;
• Ensure financial viability, cost control and expansion of revenue base to maintain self-sustainability;
• Formulate and translate policies on training, consultancy, and research;
• Promote corporate image of AFRALTI and ensure representation in relevant forums and conferences; and
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Governing Council.

Qualifications and Experience
• Must be holders of a Bachelors degree in Electrical or
• Telecommunications Engineering, Marketing, Finance or Business Administration
• Post graduate degree in Telecommunication or Business
• Administration will be an added advantage
• At least 5 years senior management experience in a medium or large related organization.
• Must have marketing skills, good interpersonal, leadership and communication ability and skills.
• Must be proficient in computer skills.
• Must be below 55 years at next birthday.

Remuneration Package.
If you believe you have the relevant qualifications, experience and aptitude to fill this post, please submit your application letter with a comprehensive CV, email and telephone contacts, one passport size photograph, current remuneration, three reputable referees and their contacts, two of whom must hold or have held senior management positions.
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2. Administration and Finance Officer

To act as chief Advisor to the Director on all financial and administrative matters of the Institute.

Main Function
Developing and implementing effective administrative and financial internal controls.
• Initiating budget proposals and financial plans of the Institute.
• Financial Strategic Planning.

Job Responsibilities:
The person will:
Prepare annual budgets based on work plans and oversee their adherence.
Prepare and deliver quarterly and annual financial reports for operations.
Coordinate and manage the annual budgeting process and its quarterly review.
Coordinate the preparation and administration of contracts and other legal instruments for use by the Institute.
Ensure all purchases are made according to approved procedures.
Develop and administer cost models for pricing of services offered by the Institute
Undertake cash management including periodic forecasting and reporting on revenue generation and expenditure.
Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are performed.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, reports.
Organize for External Audits and auctioning of Auditors observations.
Develop and maintain the Institute's Risk profile
Provision-of on-job coaching and mentoring to -staff members in Administration and Finance Department

Main Outcomes
• Annual Budgets
• Audited Accounts
• Monthly Management Reports
• Contracts and other legal Instruments
• Risk Profile

Qualifications and Experience:
• A minimum of a 1st degree in Finance and/or Accounting with a professional qualification: either ACCA, CPA, ICMA or equivalent.
• A minimum of 5 years' experience as a senior Financial Executive in a medium/large organization.
• High proficiency in computerized financial packages
• Must be below 55 years of age at next birthday.

Remuneration Package.

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications, experience and aptitude to fill this post, please submit your application letter with a comprehensive CV, email and telephone contacts, one passport size photograph, current remuneration, three reputable referees and their contacts, two of whom must hold or have held senior management positions

Application Instructions:
Applications should be sent to the address below: 
The Director General, 
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority 
20 Sam Nujoma Road, 
P.O.Box 474 
14414 Dares Salaam

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING THE APPLICATIONS IS 7 APRIL 2017


Source: The Guardian 21 March 2017
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