Category Archives: Legal

Nafasi za kazi Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited, Security Investigator

Security Investigator

Job level: Supervisor

Reporting to: Security Manager


  • Calm and Matured (Preferably a retired JWTZ Officer or Police officer)
  • Experience in Military Operations and Investigation
  • Proven high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Interactive and communicative
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy and report writing skills (Word, Excel, PP etc)


1. Receive report of Security incidents from Security Supervisors and from Security desk

2. Conduct investigation of all Security incidents involving other parties as specified in the Incident investigation Procedure

3. Discuss and submit investigation report to Security Manager and Legal Officer

4. Report and handle all Police cases related to Security

5. Represent the company in all cases at the primary court

6. Prepare incident follow up report and submit to Security Manager on monthly basis

Do any other tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Deadline 20th October, 2019 at 00:00 a.m

Address to: Human Resources Manager Mtibwa Sugar Estates Ltd.states Ltd. P.O.Box 42 .O.Box 42 Mtibwa. Mtibwa.

Email address: or 

Nafasi 7 za kazi Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML), Service Crews

Service Crews 

Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) is committed to promoting skills and development of its employees through on job training and career opportunities both on site and within AngloGold Ashanti. This facilitates knowledge transfer between employees which in a long run enables the company to have a dedicated talent pool for a variety of positions in its key functions.

Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:

Position: Service Crews
Job Number: GGM-2019-NUG-01
Number of Positions: 07

Supervisor – Underground Mining


  •  A minimum of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE)
  • Valid Tanzanian Driving License and able to drive in Mining environment.

Experience: A minimum of 02 years in underground mining

Purpose of the Role: Required to carry out the installation, removal and repair of mine services, logistical work-related activities

Main or Key Accountabilities   

  • Extend ventilation services to areas where needed, which includes hanging ventilation bags and moving/installing secondary fans;
  • Extend water and air services to areas where needed;
  • Move and install pumps to areas where needed;
  • Maintain and repair services and equipment such as vent bags, poly pipe and valves;
  • Assist with all operations including offside operators as required
  • Work closely with the Mining Supervisors to ensure service machines are delivered to the workshop and at the correct times.
  • Take a pro-active approach to performance improvement by monitoring of machines statuses & determining improved methods for working for continuous improvement.
  • Promptly report and communicate equipment breakdowns
  •  Assemble cable bolts, install and grout cable bolts.
  • Be proactive in all aspects of operational safety and work as team member within the mining department.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Underground Mining Specialist. Additional Requirements:
  • Must have Good written and oral communication skills in English language and Swahili
  •  Previous experience with operating Underground or Open Pit equipment.
  • Able to show initiative and co-ordination skills and be able to interact within all Mining Personnel and Maintenance sections.
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations.
  • Be able to work at minimum supervision.
  • Highly motivated and willing to attend work on call out duties when required.
  • Good team worker
  • Solid history of reliability and good work ethic;
  • A proactive attitude toward safety and hazard identification

Mode of Application: 
Application cover letter (Subject should be: Service Crew and/or quote the job number), detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, e- mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees, to be forwarded to below address.

You will be required to bring original certificates if you are contacted for interviews. Contact Address:
Senior Manager Human Resources,
Geita Gold Mining Ltd,
P.O.Box 532,


NB: Internal applicants may submit applications to departmental HR Officer.
All internal applications must be endorsed by the applicant’s head of department.

Application Deadline: Application letters should reach the above on or before 15th October 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Opportunity at EWURA, Senior Customer Service Officer

Job Opportunity at EWURA, Senior Customer Service Officer

Senior Customer Service Officer

The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an independent, World-Class Regulatory Authority responsible for licensing, tariff setting and quality of service regulation of the Electricity, Petroleum, Natural Gas and Water sectors. EWURA has the following vacancies for which suitably qualified Tanzanians are invited to apply.


Post Title: Senior Customer Service Officer
Duty Station: EWURA Central Zone -Dodoma
Reports to: Zonal Manager

Senior Customer Service Officer will be primarily responsible for handling complaints from customers in the Zonal Office in accordance with the established guidelines and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To receive record and manage complaints received in a zone.
  • To follow up and ensure that all received complaints are attended.
  • To follow up and ensure that all complainants receive feedbacks on their concerns within the prescribed time.
  • To undertake field visits to follow up on complaints.
  • To manage and store all received complaints.
  • To assist in facilitating public awareness campaigns on the Authority’s complaint handling facility.
  • To participate and provide inputs to consumer complaints hearing sessions.
  • To assist in providing customer service related inputs to drafting of various legal instruments.
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • University Degree in Law, Business Administration, General Manage­ment, Economics or Engineering.
  • Possession of Master degree qualifications in relevant field mentioned above will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application
  • Knowledge and familiarity in Regulated Sectors will be an added advantage
  • Possession of at least five (5) years’ experience in relevant fields.

Tenure and Remuneration

A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts.
EWURA is an equal opportunity employer.
Staff will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms.

Mode of Application

Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or day time contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and transcripts (certificates from Foreign Universities should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Birth certificate, one passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 25th October,2019.

All electronic applications should be channelled through while hardcopies should be physically submitted to the Director General, EWURA Headquarters in Dodoma.

Only short-listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview. Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage. Application letter should be addressed to:

The Director General,

Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA)
4th Floor, LAPF House Makole Road,

P O Box 2857 DODOMA

Nafasi za kazi Rafiki SDO, Project Accountant

Project Accountant  

Rafiki Social Development Organization is a development and advocacy Non-Governmental and nonprofit sharing Organization working with Children, Youth, Marginalized and Vulnerable groups, families and their communities to reach their full potential by advocating for their rights and tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. The Organization was established in January 2005 and registered under the NGO Act of 2002, issued with a registration number No.00NGO/00006336 to operate in Tanzania Mainland.

Rafiki-SDO in partnership with WEI/Bantwana in Tanzania with funding from USAID in collaboration with PO-RALG, MOEST, and local government authorities (LGA) is implementing Waache Wasome project a five year project. The goal of Waache Wasome project is to improve the retention of adolescent girls in secondary school and influence negative perceptions about the value of educating girls. The project will be implemented in Mara region in Musoma Municipal Council. The project targets girls aged 13-19 in secondary school and girls who have dropped out of secondary school.

Waache Wasome’s four objectives are as follows:

  • Build the agency, knowledge, and self-esteem of girls in secondary school
  • Increase family commitment and ability to invest in girls’ education
  • Foster a girl-friendly and supportive school environment
  • Provide alternative education pathways for girls who have dropped out of secondary school due to pregnancy and/or marriage.
  • For efficient execution of its duties, Rafiki-SDO is looking for enthusiastic, creative, energetic individuals to fill below vacant positions:

Title: Project Accountant (1 Post)

Reports to;  Program Manager

Duration: One year / Renewable

Location:  Mara (Musoma Municipal council)


The project accountant is responsible for providing financial, administration support to Rafiki-SDO office under Waache Wasome project to ensure the smooth running of the office in (region). This includes handling day to day financial operations of the (region) office, with particular emphasis on handling accounts payable and receivable, expense reports, cash handling, payments, asset and inventory management, and compliance to Rafiki-SDO and donor financial policies. Implements and maintains an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of Rafiki-SDO financial operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in monitoring expenditure trends.
  • Prepares payments in accordance with financial regulations and approved budget.
  • Assists in maintaining non-current assets register.
  • Assists in preparing periodic financial reports.
  • Prepares payments vouchers in accordance with the laid down policies and procedures.
  • Keeps accounting records related duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
  • Oversee the financial operation of the organization to ensure timely, accurate financial report and practices including cash management, payroll, financial disbursements and ledgers.
  • Preparing staff contracts and maintain donor agreements
  • Manage financial control, prepare and analyses budgets, develop financial reports and make recommendation to the organization and budget expenditure.
  • Obtain approvals from the director and from the donors on all procurements and purchases for the projects and for the organization.
  • Monitor the expenditure to ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year.
  • Provide orientation and training to the organization staff on cost –effective management.
  • Ensure that all financial reporting is completed on time and submitted to donors.
  • Oversee the financial audits for a respective project of the organization.
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial retirement with all necessary source of evidence to be shared with Account with focus on every incurred expense during project implementation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The project accountant must have at least a Degree in finance or a related field.
  • Minimum of Three (3) year relevant experience in finance or accounting
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations
  • Able to effectively communicate with senior management, third party vendors, technical staff, as well as non-finance staff

Language Skills:

Must be fluent in both written and spoken Swahili and English Language.

How to Apply:

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment and copy of educational certificates. Please send the application to our office in Mara region or via Postal address.

All Applications should be submitted through email at or by hand to Rafiki-SDO Musoma office (Nyasho ward, in the Anglican Church Premises Musoma Municipality).

Address your application to:

Executive Director,


P.O.BOX 177,


Qualified women are more encouraged to apply

The closing date for the applications will be 10th October, 2019, 17:00PM (only shortlisted candidate will be contacted)

Nafasi za kazi World Vegetable Center, Research Assistant

Position: Research Assistant – Traditional Vegetables Genebank

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe.  WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to realizing the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods.  For more information please visit our website:

WorldVeg develops technologies, knowledge products and solutions for vegetable production, storage, and processing as outputs of its research and development efforts.  To ensure their effective adoption, the Center develops capacity within national agricultural research and extension services, non-governmental and community-based organizations, farming communities, etc.  Based on a new 8-year operational plan spanning 2017-2025, WorldVeg is in the process of expanding vegetable R&D interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase vegetable production, household income and consumption.  Vegetable biodiversity is a key factor for breeding new varieties and diversifying production systems.  Traditional African vegetables, with their high nutrient content and suitability for smallholder farmers, play a key role in improving diets and income in the region.

WorldVeg’s Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) holds a unique germplasm collection of African traditional vegetables and uses this material to develop new vegetable varieties for the benefit of smallholder farmers and consumers in the region.  The incumbent will be based at the WorldVeg Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa located in Arusha, Tanzania, and report to the Scientist – Traditional Vegetables Conservation and Utilization with oversight responsibilities by the Regional Director of WorldVeg ESA.

The Job: 
The Research Assistant – Traditional Vegetables Genebank will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Conduct seed inventory and monitor seed health and viability in the genebank;
  • Develop experimental plans, supervise field activities for regeneration and characterization of genebank accessions and analyze the collected data;
  • Update, compile and periodically submit germplasm data to databases;
  • Assist with handling seed requests and germplasm distribution to requesters in and outside the Center;
  • Contribute to project activities involving traditional African vegetables and field surveysCollaborate with breeders, genebank scientists, nutrition specialist, molecular breeders, and other scientists to characterize African traditional vegetable accessions and identify suitable lines for variety development;
  • Perform agronomical and physiological analyses in field trials;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Position requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Genetic Resources, Plant breeding, Horticulture or in a related field.
  • Minimum one year of experience in germplasm management, including conservation, characterization or evaluation.
  • Experience in conducting field experiments.
  • Knowledge of seed quality management, seed conservation (medium and long-term) is essential.
  • Basic knowledge of plant physiology and reproductive systems.
  • Familiarity with the legal situation of germplasm movement, especially with regard to the Tanzanian legislative framework for seed import and export.
  • Excellent computational skills in database, statistical analysis and customized software applications used in genebanks is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High motivation to develop new skills.

The Reward:
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff position with competitive pay and benefits.  The position is only open to Tanzanian nationals or candidates with legal permission to work in Tanzania.  The initial appointment is for one year and may be extended depending on the requirement, funding availability, and performance of the incumbent.  The position is available with immediate effect.

How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a detailed curriculum vitae, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including telephone/fax/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title “Research Assistant – Traditional vegetables Genebank” by e-mail to by the closing date on 15 October 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Nafasi za kazi TIB Development Bank, Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

TIB Development Bank Limited is Development Finance Institutions (DFI) wholly owned by the Government of United Republic of Tanzania. The bank has been established and exists under the Companies Act, 2002. The main focus of TIB Development Bank as a premier national DFI is on national projects that aim at the attainment of the Tanzanian Development Vision 2025. The bank’s mandate is to support the Government in achieving rapid economic growth through the development of industries, infrastructure, services sectors, as well as oil and gas sectors. In this regard, activities of TIB Development Bank have specifically expanded and the bank now invites suitable, qualified and skilled applicants to fill three (3) positions; Senior Legal Officer, Personal Assistant to Director and Office Attendant.


Nature and Scope

The successful candidate will report to the Director, S/he will be responsible in all matters related to Director’s diary management, travel bookings and arrangement, maintain physical records, organize meeting, screen calls, enquiries, ensuring all incoming correspondence is dealt with by the Director, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

  • To process Director’s correspondence, ensuring that incoming correspondence is dealt with by the Director/or on behalf of the Director, or other staff as appropriate delegated
  • To organize meetings and ensure that Director is well prepared for those meetings, preparing agendas, pre-meeting briefings and meeting papers.
  • To make a follow up on matters which fall within the Director’s responsibility -chasing responses, triggering follow-up action both internal and external such as Government offices etc.
  • To manage Director’s diary, assessing priority of appointments and reallocation as necessary
  • To supervise all incoming/outgoing mails, letters, files etc.
  • To produce reports and maintain all presentations made by the Director that report be daily, monthly or quarterly etc.
  • To coordinate Director’s travel bookings and arrangements including visas/accommodation, calendar of meetings
  • To screen calls, enquiries and requests, and deal with them when appropriate feedbacks given
  • To maintain Director’s office systems, including electronic data management and filing on appropriate files for easy tracing
  • To maintain sound both electronical and physical records of Director’s contacts, appointments and visiting’s
  • To meet timely visitors at all levels of seniority in sense of prioritizations and urgency

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in secretarial services and management
  • Bachelor or Advanced Diploma in secretarial services and management will be added advantage
  • Having sound passes in English and Kiswahili in ordinary secondary or advance secondary.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer packages such as WP, MS Ward, MS Excel,
  • Having at least 5 years and above working experience in legal environment to the same or similar related position at reputable organization.


TIB Development Bank Limited is an equal opportunity employer. The bank offers an attractive remuneration package, career development opportunities and an excellent working environment.


Applications should be accompanied with:-

  • An application letter
  • Detailed and Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified Copies of relevant certificates and awards.
  • Indicating your contact address such as telephone number(s) and email address(s) if available.
  • Names and full addresses of three (3) referees.
  • Closing date of applications will be on Friday of 18th October, 2019

All application must be channeled to:

Managing Director,

TIB Development Bank,

Mlimani City Office P

List of Job Opportunities at Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited

Position: Security Investigator
Job level: Supervisor
Reporting to: Security Manager
Calm and Matured (Preferably a retired JWTZ Officer or Police officer)
Experience in Military Operations and Investigation
Proven high level of integrity and confidentiality
Interactive and communicative
Energetic and self-motivated
Computer literacy and report writing skills (Word, Excel, PP etc)

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1. Receive report of Security incidents from Security Supervisors and from Security desk
2. Conduct investigation of all Security incidents involving other parties as specified in the Incident investigation Procedure
3. Discuss and submit investigation report to Security Manager and Legal Officer
4. Report and handle all Police cases related to Security
5. Represent the company in all cases at the primary court
6. Prepare incident follow up report and submit to Security Manager on monthly basis
Do any other tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Position: Security Supervisor
To command and control guards and guard posts for effective provision of security services at Mtibwa Sugar Estates.
DEPARTMENT & LOCATION: Risk Management – Mtibwa Estates Limited
GRADE: Supervisor.
REPORTS TO: Security Field Officer.
• The Supervisor is the interface between Security Management and guards, ensuring operational tasks and deployments are correctly implemented.
• Safeguarding of life and property
• Reduction of Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited exposure to loss
• Management of guards and guard posts
• Ensuring effective response to incidents
• Ensure effective deployment of guard shifts
• Identify and effect speedy replacement of shortages
• Application of operational procedures in accordance with the Operations Manual
• Liaise with Security Management to ensure effective deployment
• React to customer complaints and incident reports
• Maintain efficient and timely reporting
• Maintain discipline and morale
• Relay information, intelligence and guards’ concerns to Security Field Officer

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• Liaise with Security Field Officers to co-ordinate effective manning of all Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited locations.

• Attend weekly operations meeting
• Maintain operational procedures in accordance with operations manual
• Manage internal and external threats by managing security situations and directing resources as appropriate
• Write incident reports and complaint forms in accordance with operation manual
• Deal with Management complaints in a timely and courteous manner
• Provide observations and recommendations to Field Officers
• Ensure reports, OBs and returns are accurate and timely
• Supervisor Shift Summary
• Guard Check List and roster returns
• Fault Correction Forms
• Ensure that all incidents during the shift are reported and incident reports raised
• Visit posts in designated zones at least twice per 12 hour shifts
• Carry out site security surveys as required
• Maintain discipline in accordance with Company core values and disciplinary code
• Ensure personnel are briefed and equipped for forthcoming shift
• Ensure all posts are properly manned and deal with shortages
• Ensure uniform and equipment requirements are sufficient for operational delivery
• Ensure guards understand and are familiar with their post orders
• Assist Field Officers in nominating awards for good work
• Follow up cases with the Security investigator

CONSULTS WITH: Security Manager, Field Officers, Guards, Mobile Response Team
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS (processes and technology): Good experience of Warrior security guard operations.

  • 2 years minimum experience as a guard desirable
  • Excellent command of written and verbal English
  • Working knowledge of local language and dialects
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and email desirable
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Firm disciplinary skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Fit and healthy

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Fixed term contract – As per contract of employment.
ETHICS: To communicate and uphold the Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited’s philosophy of maintaining the highest standards of honesty, openness and financial accountability.

Address to:
Human Resources Manager,
Mtibwa Sugar Estates Ltd,
P.O.Box 42,

Email address: and
Deadline 20th October, 2019 at 00:00 a.m

Job Opportunity at Mtibwa Sugar Estates Limited, Security Investigator

Security Investigator

Job level: Supervisor

Reporting to: Security Manager


  • Calm and Matured (Preferably a retired JWTZ Officer or Police officer)
  • Experience in Military Operations and Investigation
  • Proven high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Interactive and communicative
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy and report writing skills (Word, Excel, PP etc)


1. Receive report of Security incidents from Security Supervisors and from Security desk

2. Conduct investigation of all Security incidents involving other parties as specified in the Incident investigation Procedure

3. Discuss and submit investigation report to Security Manager and Legal Officer

4. Report and handle all Police cases related to Security

5. Represent the company in all cases at the primary court

6. Prepare incident follow up report and submit to Security Manager on monthly basis

Do any other tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Deadline 20th October, 2019 at 00:00 a.m

Address to: Human Resources Manager Mtibwa Sugar Estates Ltd.states Ltd. P.O.Box 42 .O.Box 42 Mtibwa. Mtibwa.

Email address: or

VLIR-UOS Scholarships for International Training Programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” 2020 (Fully-funded to Flanders)

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Apply for VLIR-UOS scholarship to attend an International Training Programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) run by the Law and Development Research Group of Antwerp University from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE is a full-time post-graduate certificate programme that offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group.

The training brings together a diverse group of leading experts from the North and South to introduce salient features of their disciplines, and to engage students in understanding and reflecting on key challenges for sustainable development and global justice. The postgraduate programme runs in conjunction with the Faculty’s Master of Laws (LL.M).


VLIR-UOS supports the programme with 12 scholarships for participants from the global South.


  • SUSTJUSTICE attracts lawyers, scholars, and practitioners of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from all over the world.
  • The programme enrolls outstanding students representing countries from the North and the South with a broad variety of backgrounds, legal interests and career plans.

You can only apply for an ITP scholarship if you meet the following requirements:

  • Nationality and country of residence: A candidate should be both a national and a resident of one of the 31 eligible countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of the application.
  • Relevant professional experience and a support letter: Priority is given to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, the social economy or NGOs, or to those who aim to have a career in one of these sectors. The training candidate should have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.
  • Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding: Candidates who are working at a university where we already fund IUC, TEAM or SI projects, can receive an ITP-ICP scholarship if they clearly motivate the reason for their application and if they clarify why the participation at the ICP or ITP programme cannot be funded as part of the IUC, TEAM or SI programme or project funds that already exist.
  • Other VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships: A potential candidate can only submit one scholarship application with us per year – irrespective of the scholarship type – and can, therefore, only be selected for one VLIR-UOS scholarship every year. Candidates who already received one of our scholarships to participate in another ITP, will not be eligible. Candidates who already received one of our scholarship to participate in an ICP (or vice versa) can only be selected if the previously attended course is thematically linked to the ITP.

Academic Requirements:

  • SUSTJUSTICE is a post-graduate level programme and the completion of bachelor-level education is an entry requirement.
  • Participants will be selected on the basis of their previous and current studies or practice (attesting to a basic knowledge of human rights and international law) as well as their demonstrated interest as attested by a personal statement of motivation addressing how they envisage the ITP to impact their professional life, career development as well as their current institution and the societies in which they live.
  • The applicants will also be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from their current or former institution.
  • Scholarship applicants should be employed at the time of selection and will be asked to provide a proof of employment and a letter from their current employer confirming re-integration in a professional context after the completion of the programme.

English proficiency:

  • Since the programme is taught in English, all applicants must be able to read with ease, follow lectures and express their thoughts in fluent written and spoken English. For students whose first language is not English, either of the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to the programme*:
  • Test Scores: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550, or a computer-based TOEFL level of minimum 213, or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 79-80 or IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0
  • Proof of Study: Submitting proof they have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language Bachelor or Master programme. (In this case, the board of admission may still ask for additional proof of proficiency in English, demonstrated by a language certificate)
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): minimum B2.
  • *If your degree was issued by a recognized educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands, you are exempted to provide evidence of your level of English (TOEFL or proof of study).


United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Programme 2020 (Stipend available)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Applications are open for the United Nations University Junior Fellows Internship Programme 2020. The United Nations University Office of the Rector recruits highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo.

The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centred on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Successful candidates will contribute to the work of the Office of the Rector, the United Nations University, and the UN system as a whole. The programme provides opportunities for the development of new skills and knowledge and is a unique and constructive setting for the practical application of capacities acquired through graduate studies.

The programme places a strong emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form the foundation of a successful and beneficial internship. The programme opens with a one-week orientation designed to familiarize junior fellows with UNU, their co-workers, facilities and the working processes within the Office of the Rector. The knowledge and practical experience gained will also be beneficial to those candidates seeking a career in the United Nations. Junior fellows at the Office of the Rector can expect to gain valuable work experience while contributing in meaningful ways to UNU’s mission.


  • Participants in this programme have the opportunity to engage in a number of ongoing initiatives that provide a unique window into the working processes of the University. Junior Fellows support the work of the Office of the Rector in the following areas:
  • Research and writing for institutional development: preparation of executive briefs on priority issues; background research and drafting of topical information briefs in support of internal policy development (i.e. related to the functioning of the University);
  • Beginning in Spring 2019, the Office of the Rector is interested in having one Junior Fellow with a legal background or similar experience, to assist with projects in legal affairs;
  • Planning: supporting the development of project management tools and systems;
  • Event coordination: supporting the organization of lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public events;
  • Meeting coordination: logistical support and minute taking;
  • Editorial support: proof-reading reports and copy editing;
  • Communication: preparation and dissemination of newsletters, event summaries, and other communication documents.


  • Running parallel to most university semesters, Junior Fellows are selected twice per year, once in May-June for the fall term and once in September-October for the spring term. The fall term begins in mid-August and lasts until mid-December. The spring term runs from February to May.
  • Junior Fellows work full time during the regular working hours of the University: 9:30–17:30, Monday to Friday. Weekends and official UNU holidays are days off. In addition, Junior Fellows are entitled to 1 day of leave per month.
  • Junior Fellows are provided office space and facilities, as appropriate for their work, and are provided a monthly stipend in addition to a fixed transportation allowance for their commute to and from the UNU headquarters building.
  • Junior Fellows also enjoy free access to the headquarters’ library and gym and have the unique opportunity to learn about, contribute to and provide assistance in the organization of conferences, lectures and academic forums and symposiums that take place throughout the year.


  • Candidate is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • Is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • Must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • Has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • Has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • Has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
  • Has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.