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Japan Government’s MEXT Scholarship to Study at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in September 2020 Enrollment Full Scholarship

DEADLINE: November 19, 2019
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Applications are already open for the Japanese Government Scholarship 2020. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students who are recommended by APU. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) provides this scholarship with the aim of enhancing international competitiveness and promoting the active exchange of international students in Japanese universities.
Located in southwest Japan in the city of Beppu, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)’s undergraduate program offers the opportunity to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree while studying in a unique multicultural learning environment. As an APU student, one will join a vibrant community that has a nearly one to one ratio of Japanese/domestic students to international students, who currently represent 80 countries/regions. All undergraduate programs are conducted not only in Japanese but also in English, which allows for such a diverse group to study on their campus.

The mission of APU is to contribute to freedom, peace, humanity, international mutual understanding and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region by creating global leaders across all fields and industries. Classes are interactive and there are countless opportunities to gain real-world experience through programs such as volunteering, study abroad and internships. Upon graduation, graduates are equipped with essential knowledge and intercultural communication skills to work anywhere in the world, which is why their graduates are in high demand by companies, organizations and graduate schools across the globe.

Their students and alumni alike are actively finding solutions to the issues the world is facing using the well-rounded base of global knowledge acquired at APU. This solution-seeking spirit is symbolized in the motto of APU, “Shape your world.” This is a call to action for their students, challenging them to not only shape their own worlds but also the world around them.

If you are passionate about making a positive change in the world, they invite you to take the first step by joining APU’s community of like-minded, inspiring individuals. Apply now!

Location: Japan


  • 100% of tuition (covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship)
  • 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses (amount subject to change)
  • Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program


  • Intend to study abroad in Japan from overseas
  • Not have Japanese nationality and be a national of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • Be born on or after April 2, 1985
  • Eligible Regions: Open for All.


  • Apply online through the given link.
  • September 2020 Enrollment: August 1, 2019 (Thu) – November 19, 2019 (Tue)
  • Application Deadline: November 19, 2019

Job Opportunity at Enza Zaden, Technical Manager

Technical Manager ; ;

We are looking for a Technical Manager, who wants to become part of our high-tech vegetable seed production station in Tanzania.

What are you going to do as a Technical Manager?
The Technical Manager is positioned within our technical team in Tanzania. As a Technical Manager you are responsible for all maintenance and construction at the farm.

You stimulate innovation and you are always open for ways to improve technical processes all in the right order of priority. From that perspective and beyond maintenance only you will coordinate all improvement (new build and revision for example) projects at the farm making sure value is added every day.
The main task of the Technical Manager is to make sure all machines and technical installations are well kept and operational. You will also assist with the construction of buildings and implementation of the installations. You are the technical sparring partner of the General Manager during the development of new technical projects.

The main duties of this role will include:

Schedule preventative and reoccurring maintenance tasks with the use of our software package.

Diagnose and repair mechanical & electrical defects.

Ensure that all staff within the technical department fully understand and comply with company and statutory requirements in terms of Health & Safety and operating procedures.

Ensure with the technical team that targets are met and achieved.

Trains technical staff to work with the various high-tech equipment.

To fulfill these tasks you will work with two direct assistants and a team of about 25 persons who are under your direct responsibility.

Your power
We want to meet a Technical Manager with great people and management skills who has the ambition to grow beyond and become an important leader of our plant in Tanzania. You feel right at home in a manufacturing and technical environment and you are focused on collaboration. Your flexibility and adaptiveness enable you to work with people of a different culture. You excel in planning, organising and project management keeping an eye on efficiency and costs making sure you are getting the best of your technical team. You have a Bachelor degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and at least 3 years of relevant leadership experience.


You have a Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or comparable).

You have at least 3 years of experience as a Manager in in a comparable maintenance related environment.

You have a pragmatic approach.

You are fluent in English.

Tanzanians are stimulated to apply.

You have affinity with agriculture/horticulture.

Our power
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there … but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below. More information:

Martine Rook, Recruiter, +31228 784 638


Nafasi za kazi China Dasheng Bank, Risk and Compliance Manager & Internal Auditor

China Dasheng Bank Ltd is a fully -fledged commercial bank approved by the central Bank of Tanzania. It is the first bank in Tanzania established jointly by Chinese state -owned and private companies. The Bank has one branch located at ground floor, extelecoms house. Samora Avenue. Also, the Bank Head office is located at mezzanine floor, extelecoms house. Samora Avenue. China Dasheng Bank invites suitable applicants to fill the following posts:

JOB TITLE: Risk and Compliance Manager

RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist management with integrating risk management v/ith the strategy development process.
Take charge of risk detection, assessment and mitigation strategies ensuring that these aspects are embedded into the operations of the Bank
Assist in developing risk mitigation strategies for the CDBL’s critical risks and for monitoring these risks.
Coordinate the Development of Risk Management Program in accordance with Bank of Tanzania Risk management Guideline.
Work with business units to establish, maintain and continuously improve risk management capabilities.
Facilitates enterprise-wide risk assessments and monitors priority risks across the CDBL.
Implement appropriate risk reporting to the CEO. Management and Board of Directors.
Ensures effective alignment between the CDBL process and internal audit and risk financing.
Conducts risk management education and training from time to time
Document risk assessment and supervise thresholds and initiate responses in case of warnings.
Ensuring that the bank’s risk framework is in compliance with Bank of Tanzania guideline.
Developing and establishing systems, policies and procedures to identify, control, manage and measure risk
Develop risk assessment and measurement system.
Develop risk tolerance limits for senior Management and board approval
Develops and periodically reviews and updates Standards of Conduct to ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management and employees.
Develop, initiates, maintains, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures.
Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.
Monitors, and as necessary, coordinates compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends.
Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Corporate Compliance Committee of the Board and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
Works with the Human Resources Division and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.
Monitoring the performance of the Compliance Program and relates activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
Performs any other duties as may be assigned by Chief Executive Officer.

Required Education & Experience

Holder of Bachelor Degree in Accounting, economics. Finance or equivalent with not less than 3 years relevant working experience in a reputable firm.

JOB TITLE: Head of Internal Audit

RESPONSIBLE TO: Board of Directors /Chief Executive Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

Heading the Internal Audit Department.
Auditing Head Office Departments, Branches and prepare report for submission to the Board of Directors and External Auditors
Preparing a comprehensive internal audit program for the CDBL.
Reviewing the internal control system including authorizations of expenditure and budgeting control.
Examining and checking accounting records and financial statements/reports.
Examining and stating whether the Financial Statement fairly reflect the CDBL’s financial affairs.
Verify assets and liabilities at regular and irregular intervals.
Reviewing the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the CDBL’s projects and programs.
Reviewing compliance with statutory regulations and with internal policies and directives.
Advising and consulting with appropriate head of departments or units on audit findings.
Conducting special investigations whenever required.
Co-ordinating preparation of internal audit reports.
Providing efficient administration of the Internal Audit department.
Appraise staff performance in the Internal Audit department.
Formulate and recommend long term and short-term plans of the Audit Department.
Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO.

Required Education & Experience

Holder of Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent and CPA (T) with not less than 3 years relevant working experience in a reputable firm.


Applications should include the following:

Typed letter of application hand-signed by the applicant.
Detailed CV.
Photocopies of relevant Certificates.
Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant.
Name of at least two referees v/ith complete contact details.


Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

China Dasheng Bank Ltd,

P.O. Box 388, Dar es Salaam.

Physical Address:

Mezanine Floor. Extelecoms House.

Samora Avenue, Dar es Salaam.

Closing Date: Application should reach the Chief Executive Officer on or before 30th September, 2019 Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Nafasi za kazi EAC-CASSOA, Senior Legal Officer

The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self accounting institution of the East African Community. The Agency is looking for a highly motivated, result-driven and qualified professional from citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania to fill the following position in the Agency.

JOB TITLE: Senior Legal Officer
GRADE: Professional (P2)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
DUTY STATION: CASSOA Headquarters Entebbe, Uganda

The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for overall management of the Legal Services and provision of advice to the Agency on all legal matters.


Provides timely legal advice and guidance to the Executive Director;
Provides statutory advice and guidance on EAC Laws and Rules of Procedure during Board and Technical Committee meetings;
Provides legal advice and guidance during negotiations and drafting of Contracts, MoU’s, Loan and Grant Agreements;
Liaises with Partner States’ Authorities and Institutions on legal matters concerning the Agency;
Liaises with the Counsel to the Community (CTC) on all EAC matters that have a bearing on the Agency;
Represents the Agency in courts for all legal matters;
Coordinates with Partner States Authorities in charge of civil aviation in formulation of policies, laws and regulations in the area of aviation safety and security;
Ensures compliance of the Technical Department in the formulation of Civil Aviation Safety and Security regulations for consideration by the Board;
Liaises with Partner States Civil Aviation Authorities to ensure compliance with the Chicago Convention;
Provides legal advice to the Agency in relation to matters concerning administration and employment, interpretation of labour laws and reconciliation matters.
Provides legal support with regard to the interpretation of the EAC Treaty, the CASSOA Protocol and CASSOA Act.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
4.1 Education

4.1.1 Essential

Masters’ Degree in Law from a recognised institution;
Must possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and registered as a Practicing Advocate in any EAC Partner State.

4.1.2 Desirable

Trainings in air law and regulations is an added advantage
Trainings in legal drafting is an added advantage
Chartered Secretary
4.2 Experience

4.2.1 Essential

Five (5) years’ experience in the field of law as a legal practitioner;

4.2.2 Desirable

Experience working in aviation sector and drafting aviation law/regulations is an added advantage
Experience in research and articulation of regional best practices in harmonization of national laws in the area of civil aviation safety and security
Experience working within a large aviation-related international organization.
Experience in organizing and managing technical groups, symposia, workshops and seminar.
Experience in using word, excel and power point
Experience with aviation related regional or international organization.
Experience in taking Board Meeting Minutes
4.3 Competences

4.3.1 Professionalism: Knowledge of EAC laws, regulations, legal practices and procedures. Observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

4.3.2 Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

4.3.3 Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

4.3.4 Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

4.3.5 Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement.

4.3.6 Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;


This vacancy is open to citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.


The above is an established position within the Agency’s organization structure and is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once subject to satisfactory performance and age limit requirements.


All candidates applying for the above position must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner States. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.


Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.


The established position offers a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits including house allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme and insurance cover among others.


Applicants should not be more than 55 years old by 1st September 2019.


Interested candidates who meet the requirements are advised to send their application letters, duly filled and signed EAC-CASSOA Personal History Form, photocopies of academic degrees, professional certificates/licenses and a copy of national identity card, birth certificate or passport showing the date of birth not later than 11th October 2019, quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for. The applications should be sent via email (all soft copies should be in MS Word or PDF) or in hard copies and addressed to:

P O Box 873,
Email: recruitment@cassoa.org


The recruitment of the above job will be subject to the EAC Quota system.
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not indicate nationality and age, the reference number, a signed application letter, duly filled and signed EAC-CASSOA personal history form (Click Here to download), do not include copies of academic degrees, other professional certificates and three referees shall be disqualified.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Funding Call for Individuals & Organizations to build a World of Peace and Coexistence

Deadline: 15 October 2019

The Niwano Peace Foundation is seeking applications for its 2019 grant program that aims to build a world of peace and coexistence. The Foundation makes grants in order to actively encourage activities undertaken in the spirit of religious principles grounded and conducted in such a way as to invite broad social participation.
The Niwano Peace Foundation promotes interreligious understanding and cooperation. It also strives to strengthen cooperation among people actively making continuing efforts, in a religious spirit, to achieve a peaceful society.

The activity grant theme for fiscal year 2019 is “Dialogue and collaboration in divided societies”.

Funding Information

  • The grant amount which one applicant can apply will be up to 1,000,000 Japanese yen (For foreign applicant, the grant amount which one can apply will be up to some USD equivalent to 1,000,000 Japanese Yen).
  • Providing grant is for one year, from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Eligible Fields

  • Social activities based on the spirit of religious principles
  • Social activities based on the spirit of religious principals are defined as those undertaken for individual and community welfare and peace, both physical and spiritual, based on the spirit of religious principles that emerge from reverence for God, Buddha, or other universal spiritual reality.
  • In particular, these include peace-making activities related to education, volunteer work, development cooperation, environmental protection, human rights or the social problems of aging societies done in the spirit of religious principles which transcend religious boundaries.
  • Grass-roots activities deployed in a local community
  • Activities to vitalize local communities through interdisciplinary workshops and meetings with particular emphasis on collaboration by groups and individuals from diverse organizations and religious groups.
  • It is expected that local communities will come up with some new values with an independent mind.
  • Examples would be workshops and outreach programs to inspire people to think about how people living in faraway countries are related to their own lives, or to encourage development of local activities in which people “think globally, and act locally.”

Eligible Projects/Activities

  • Activities which are consistent with the theme of NPF’s activity grant for fiscal year 2019.
  • Practical activities, short-term or long-term, directly related to peace building.
  • Activities which stimulate activities not only in one’s own field but as well in other fields and can be creative and pioneering models for realization of peace.

Ineligible Projects/Activities

  • Activities undertaken for the benefit of a specific religious group.
  • Activities based on or for the advancement of a specific political ideology.
  • Activities for profit.
  • Activities the purpose of which is holding conferences only as such.
  • Projects for which the applicant’s primary intention is to publish the results of activities. (This does not apply to past grant recipients.)
  • Grants are not scholarships as such, and are not to be used as financial support for Study abroad.

Eligible Applicants

  • An application may be made by either an individual or an organization.
  • Nationality is not a criterion for eligibility.
  • Any group which has been in continuous existence for a reasonable length of time is eligible to apply, whether or not it is legally incorporated.

How to Apply

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The President of the United Republic of Tanzania issued a Notice on assignment of Ministerial responsibilities (Instrument) vide Government Notice No.144 of 22nd April, 2016. In that Instrument, the President has created a Ministry of Health,Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children which is mandated for formulation

(a) Policies on Health, Community Development, the Elderly Children and Gender and their implementation.
(b) Preventive and Curative Services.
(c) Chemical Management Services.
(d) Medical Laboratory Services.
(e) Medical Research and Nutrition.
(f) Food and Drug Quality Services.
(g) Medical Supplies.
(h) Promotion of Traditional and Alternative Medicine.
(i) Health Services Inspection.
(j) Family Planning.
(k) International Health and Medical Organizations.
(l) Coordination of NGO dealing with the functions under this sector.
(m) Coordination of International Organization under this sector.
(n) Perfomance Improvement and Development of Human Resource Service and their Implementation under this ministry.
(o) Extre-Ministerial Departments, Parastatal Organization and Projects under this ministry.
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2 Job Opportunity at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Regional Technical Officer

Regional Technical Officer ;(2 Positions) ;

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime: Regional Technical Officer ; ; ; ; ; ;(2 positions) for the ASCENT Project

Duty Station: Arusha, Mwanza, Geita and Mbeya – Tanzania

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. ; We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

ASCENT Project Background:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) leads the ASCENT (Adherence Support Coalition to End TB) project, the new Unitaid-funded 3.5 year project that will implement digital adherence technology (DAT) interventions in five key countries (Ethiopia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ukraine) in order to enable innovative new patient-centered, optimized TB care pathways for all types of TB (DS-TB, DR-TB, LTBI) and support the growing global momentum towards the use of these technologies.

Purpose of the position
As a Regional Technical Officer, you will support the implementation of the ASCENT project activities in the region. You will provide first line technical support to the health facility in-charges ; and the first point of contact for regional health management team. You support the project with the planning and facilitating of all trainings and workshops.

Place in the organization
The Regional Technical Officer reports to the ASCENT Project Manager.

As Regional Technical Officer you will:

Support activities around the technical configuration and implementation of digital adherence technology in the region
Support engagement with regional health system officials regarding service delivery, supply chain, ICT departments in the region
Act as point of contact for districts, health facilities and fieldworkers, coordinating project support as needed in the region
Provide first line technical support to health facility in-charges and fieldworkers (basic troubleshooting, escalation to Technical Coordinator as needed) in the region
Plan and facilitate trainings and workshops in the region (including logistics)
Conduct monthly district/facility visits to monitor and support technology implementation (includes travel to other project sites)
Prepare reports on data collected via the adherence technology platform for the region
Any other duties as assigned by the program manager

Required profile:

Relevant degree in public health, project management, IT systems, or another related field


Experience in implementing and/or use of digital technology solutions
Knowledge on TB
(Preferably) Experience working on health-related projects
Affinity with digital technologies
Experience providing technology support and/or background in IT
Experience communicating technical concepts to non-technical audience
Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders at local community, district, and regional levels.
Behavioral competencies and skills

Strong communicator to partners & stakeholders at all levels
Strong computer skills and knowledge
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Swahili
Excellent presentation skills.
Service-minded towards partners and stakeholders and with a flexible attitude

What do we offer?

A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own HR Manual.

Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, ; before October 4th 2019.

Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applications that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.


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

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

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

Travel Assistance

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


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

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

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

Selection Process

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


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

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

Deadline: November 6, 2019
Applications are open for the Commonwealth Split-site PhD Scholarships 2020. The Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six themes:

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

Scholarship Value
Each scholarship provides

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

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

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

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

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

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

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


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

Position: ;Economist

Job #: req4276
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Economics
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 10/8/2019 (11:59pm UTC)

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.

Global practice for macroeconomics, trade, and investment
The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment. MTI links the macroeconomic dialogue with programs focused on expanding the role of the private sector in economic development. In our day-to-day engagement with countries, we support Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector.

Duties and Accountabilities:

We are looking for a local Economist to work on Tanzania, based in Dar Es Salaam! You will be a core team member of the MTI East Africa team and will report to the Practice Manager (EA1M1). In the day to day work you will lead and contribute mostly to the Tanzania MTI work program. ;

Responsibilities include monitoring and assessment of macroeconomic developments in Tanzania and will also assist in the preparation and supervision of MTI’s work program in Tanzania. You will work closely with the Senior Economist and Lead Economist for Tanzania.

Monitor developments in the economy, research and analyze the country’s economic, financial and sector issues;

Maintain macroeconomic database and regularly prepare updated medium-term macroeconomic projections. Use/run economic/financial models and toolkits using existing software packages, or Bank’s own models;

Collect and analyze data as well as participate in exchange of information with Government, private sector officials and other international financial institutions and maintain the Live Data Base (LDB);

Contribute to the design, preparation and implementation of budget support and lending operations in Tanzania;

Assist in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting on Tanzania, including country economic updates, Country Economic Memorandum, Public Expenditure Reviews; and coordinate the preparation of the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA);

Prepare briefs and analytical notes, and contribute to the writing of sections in analytical reports, in particular for the annual Tanzania Economic Updates Support the Country Management Unit (CMU) in the implementation of the World Bank’s Tanzania program

Engage in policy dialogue with government of Tanzania in coordination with the Senior and Lead Economists;

Develop and maintain active engagement with other development partners and local think tanks and researchers.

Selection Criteria

Minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics with at least 5 years of relevant work experience or PhD (PhD is preferred and counts as 3 years’ work experience).

Technical Proficiency: Skills and experience in working on economic policy issues and data analysis. Strong conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in these areas.

Communication and Team Skills: High level of personal and professional integrity. Self-starter. Strong ability to function well in a multi- cultural environment and working in teams.

Results-oriented personality with proven problem-solving skills, and strong communication skills.

Computer Skills: Familiarity with econometric software such as E-Views, STATA or other statistical packages and MS Office programs, including Excel, is essential.

The WBG Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O
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