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  • Apply for Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2020 (Scholarships Available)

    Deadline: November 12, 2019

    Applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program 2020 are open. The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 100 countries participate in one of nine interdisciplinary sessions and immerse themselves in a global learning community.

    Yale Young Global Scholars invites students from over 125 countries and all 50 U.S. states to spend two weeks at Yale University attending an academic session of their choice. They offer sessions in engineering, biology, international affairs, literature, arts, and more. Participants experience university life through Yale faculty lectures and small-scale seminars, all while meeting students from around the world.

    Benefits

    YYGS offers…
    A small, intimate educational experience with an 8:1 student to instructor ratio
    A taste of university life, including residential dormitories, meals, labs, and lectures with Yale faculty
    Humanities, social sciences, science, and math curricula at a top research institution
    Easy, affordable access to the program with fee waivers, tuition packages, and travel assistance
    The most global summer program in the world, with students from all 50 U.S. states and over 125 countries
    A resume boost for your university applications, since participation at YYGS is recognized by admissions officers at colleges and universities
    And so much more!
    Scholarship/Funding:
    YYGS

    provides need-based financial aid to both domestic and international students that covers partial- or full-tuition discounts (up to $6,300, or 100% of tuition), as well as scholarships that cover travel assistance.

    Eligibility
    YYGS accepts applications from ALL countries.

    In order to apply to YYGS, applicants MUST fulfill all of the following requirements:
    Age: Be at least 15 years old by February 6, 2019 (application deadline).
    English Fluency: Be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
    Grade Level: Be a current high school sophomore or junior (or international equivalent).
    Graduation Date: Be graduating in May/June 2020 or 2021 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2019 or 2020 from the Southern Hemisphere.
    Application
    Early Action Deadline: Nov 12, 2019 at 11:59PM ET
    Regular Decision Deadline: Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59PM ET
    Click here to apply.
    For more information, visit Yale Young Global Scholars.
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  • Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2020

    Deadline: October 31, 2019

    Applications are open for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2020. The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest.
    The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 18% over the past five years. Successful applicants who become scholars under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future research leaders and in the quality of their ideas.

    The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape and complements other channels for funded postgraduate education in the Irish eco-system. Among its features are:

    Individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;
    An objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;
    Funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology;
    Awards for bottom-up, non-directed research, with the exception of those funded by their strategic funding partners.
    Scholarship

    The scholarship provides:

    A stipend of €16,000 per annum
    A contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum
    Eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum
    Eligibility
    Open to outstanding international scholars;
    The awards are made equally across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and arts, humanities and social science (AHSS);
    Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.
    Eligible Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Research-Performing Organisations (RPOs):
    A recognised HEI in Ireland must be:
    A third-level institution within the meaning of Section One of the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971;
    And/or approved for the purposes of the Free Fees Initiative;
    And/or in receipt of public funding from the Department of Education and Skills for the purpose of higher education and research.
    An eligible RPO is one that possesses an existing in-house capacity to carry out research that materially extends and enhances the Irish research base and is in a position to demonstrate an independent capability to undertake and lead research projects/programmes, as approved by the Council.
    Application
    Click here to apply
    For more information, visit Government of Ireland Scholarship.
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  • NAFASI ZA KAZI-Compassion International, Program Support Specialist II

    Program Support Specialist II  

    Overview
    This intermediate specialist consults on, develops and implements holistic child development programs and interventions. The specialist generally provides highly competent knowledge in one or more holistic development subspecialties in this field and is helpful in others. At this career level, the incumbent supports the local program design, performing independently on moderately complex issues. He or she may coach other specialists.

    The Program Support Specialist for Survival and Early Childhood will have a strong understanding of the current knowledge-base and trends in global and national maternal and early childhood health and education. Practically, he/she will have the ability to navigate and recommend local solutions to the unique and complex challenges in his/her country related to the holistic development needs of pregnant mothers and children.

    The Program Support Specialist – Survival and Early Childhood role designs, contextualizes and supports holistic development programming for pregnant mothers, caregivers, infants and children through the age of 5. The main areas of focus for this role are:

    Strategic & Operational Planning

    Age-appropriate Program Design & Delivery
    Consultation & Support
    Monitoring & Evaluation for Programmatic Innovation & Improvement

    Responsibilities

    Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.

    Strategic & Operational Planning

    The Program Support Specialist for Survival and Early Childhood will serve as a SME to Country leadership as they develop multi-year, rolling strategic growth plans for Survival funding (in conjunction with Partnership Growth and CIV Strategies).
    He/she will work closely with PFs to plan for the expansion of home-based sponsorship programming as appropriate.
    Age-appropriate Program Design & Delivery
    In order to provide subject matter expertise to staff and ICPs, the Specialist will:
    Assess the availability and accessibility of existing development opportunities for caregivers and children through age 5.
    Collaborate with PFs to recommend age-appropriate curriculum and programming for all existing and new ICP’s local context.
    Focus on equipping ICPs to understand CDPR measures for the 1-2 and 3-5 age-groups and how assessments for this age group are best performed.
    Be proficient in the relevant core and supplemental curriculum for caregivers and children through age 5.
    Assist PFs and ICPs to use Survival and Child Support funds strategically for caregivers and children through age 5.

    Consultation & Support

    This role will collaborate closely with fellow Support Specialists in Health, Resource Mobilization, and Child Development to create comprehensive strategies and solutions to the multi-faceted issues facing mothers, babies and young children.
    In addition, the Specialist will provide ongoing subject matter expertise to Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators in order to ensure that Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers and their children.
    Lastly, the Specialist will consult with the Partner Preparation Specialists and Partnership Facilitators to identify candidates for Survival Launch Interventions, Sponsorship Launch Interventions and any Church Planting Initiatives with home-based programming.
    Monitoring & Evaluation for Programmatic Innovation & Improvement
    The Program Support Specialist – Survival and Early Childhood Development regularly monitors operational, health and other beneficiary data in order to identify good practices and areas for improvement. Based on these findings, he/she will recommend appropriate follow-up such as coaching, training, adjustments to program design, or ways to pilot or innovate in order to improve programming for pregnant mothers, caregivers and young beneficiaries.

    Qualifications

    Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    Culture

    Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.

    Education

    University degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Public Health, Pediatric Health, Social Work or other related field. Advanced coursework preferred.

    Skills & Competencies

    Ability to think strategically, create detailed plans and execute efficiently.
    Ability to design, implement and evaluate survival and/or early childhood programs.
    Ability to support, train and coach program generalists in survival and early childhood programming implementation.
    Ability to make recommendations on program delivery and influence peers.
    Understanding of the importance of good quality monitoring data in an overall Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) framework.
    Ability to assess multiple data sources/information and make and communicate decisions.
    Ability to coordinate and facilitate discussions across multiple working groups and departments.
    Ability to work collaboratively with cultural sensitivity and high emotional intelligence.
    Ability to network with other ministries and organizations.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Work Experience

    Three years Experience working in this or similar position or field.
    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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  • Job Opportunity at Compassion International, Program Support Specialist II

    Program Support Specialist II

    Overview
    This intermediate specialist consults on, develops and implements holistic child development programs and interventions. The specialist generally provides highly competent knowledge in one or more holistic development subspecialties in this field and is helpful in others. At this career level, the incumbent supports the local program design, performing independently on moderately complex issues. He or she may coach other specialists.

    The Program Support Specialist for Survival and Early Childhood will have a strong understanding of the current knowledge-base and trends in global and national maternal and early childhood health and education. Practically, he/she will have the ability to navigate and recommend local solutions to the unique and complex challenges in his/her country related to the holistic development needs of pregnant mothers and children.

    The Program Support Specialist – Survival and Early Childhood role designs, contextualizes and supports holistic development programming for pregnant mothers, caregivers, infants and children through the age of 5. The main areas of focus for this role are:

    Strategic & Operational Planning

    Age-appropriate Program Design & Delivery
    Consultation & Support
    Monitoring & Evaluation for Programmatic Innovation & Improvement

    Responsibilities
    Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.

    Strategic & Operational Planning
    The Program Support Specialist for Survival and Early Childhood will serve as a SME to Country leadership as they develop multi-year, rolling strategic growth plans for Survival funding (in conjunction with Partnership Growth and CIV Strategies).
    He/she will work closely with PFs to plan for the expansion of home-based sponsorship programming as appropriate.
    Age-appropriate Program Design & Delivery
    In order to provide subject matter expertise to staff and ICPs, the Specialist will:
    Assess the availability and accessibility of existing development opportunities for caregivers and children through age 5.
    Collaborate with PFs to recommend age-appropriate curriculum and programming for all existing and new ICP’s local context.
    Focus on equipping ICPs to understand CDPR measures for the 1-2 and 3-5 age-groups and how assessments for this age group are best performed.
    Be proficient in the relevant core and supplemental curriculum for caregivers and children through age 5.
    Assist PFs and ICPs to use Survival and Child Support funds strategically for caregivers and children through age 5.

    Consultation & Support
    This role will collaborate closely with fellow Support Specialists in Health, Resource Mobilization, and Child Development to create comprehensive strategies and solutions to the multi-faceted issues facing mothers, babies and young children.
    In addition, the Specialist will provide ongoing subject matter expertise to Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators in order to ensure that Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers and their children.
    Lastly, the Specialist will consult with the Partner Preparation Specialists and Partnership Facilitators to identify candidates for Survival Launch Interventions, Sponsorship Launch Interventions and any Church Planting Initiatives with home-based programming.
    Monitoring & Evaluation for Programmatic Innovation & Improvement
    The Program Support Specialist – Survival and Early Childhood Development regularly monitors operational, health and other beneficiary data in order to identify good practices and areas for improvement. Based on these findings, he/she will recommend appropriate follow-up such as coaching, training, adjustments to program design, or ways to pilot or innovate in order to improve programming for pregnant mothers, caregivers and young beneficiaries.

    Qualifications

    Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    Culture

    Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion’s core “Cultural Behaviors” in all internal and external communication and relationships.

    Education

    University degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Public Health, Pediatric Health, Social Work or other related field. Advanced coursework preferred.

    Skills & Competencies

    Ability to think strategically, create detailed plans and execute efficiently.
    Ability to design, implement and evaluate survival and/or early childhood programs.
    Ability to support, train and coach program generalists in survival and early childhood programming implementation.
    Ability to make recommendations on program delivery and influence peers.
    Understanding of the importance of good quality monitoring data in an overall Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) framework.
    Ability to assess multiple data sources/information and make and communicate decisions.
    Ability to coordinate and facilitate discussions across multiple working groups and departments.
    Ability to work collaboratively with cultural sensitivity and high emotional intelligence.
    Ability to network with other ministries and organizations.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Work Experience

    Three years Experience working in this or similar position or field.
    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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