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  • 3 Job Opportunities at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

    Tanzania Health Promotion Support Overview

    Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) has been awarded by the US Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) funds to implement the Project ‘Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is empowering the National Health Laboratory System (NHLS) in the country to achieve and monitor progress towards the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.

    THPS will support the national laboratory systems strengthening through this five-year award in the following key areas:

    Expansion of continuous quality improvement (CQI) of HIV rapid testing to increase access and improve the quality of HIV rapid testing at all levels.

    Enhancement of laboratory information systems (LIS) to support antiretroviral (ART) monitoring, early infant diagnosis (EID), TB and Opportunistic infection (OIs) sample referral and transport networks at all levels of the tiered system.

    Provide support to enhance laboratory biosafety and quality of diagnostic and standard of care laboratory testing in all six tiers of the NHLS
    Provide Technical Assistance (TA) on laboratory supply chain management (SCM) including quantification and forecasting in all laboratories.

    THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions:

    POSITION TITLE: Sub Grants Officer (1 position)
    REPORTS TO: Sub Grants Manager (THPS)
    LOCATION: Central Office Dar Es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 30%)

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    To focus on all issues related to sub awardees efficient management of THPS funds and to monitor the financial and administrative systems for proper utilization of such funds. S/He will work with selected NGOs/ and other THPS subgrantees in building their capacity towards compliance and efficiency in managing donor funds including timely reporting. Under the leadership of the Sub Grant Manager. S/he will facilitate and coordinate the subs budgeting process and provide ongoing feedback to the THPS on the implementation of the subs work plans.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Assist in assessing the financial and administrative requirement for the sub awardees.
    Adapt administrative and financial policies and procedures for the sub awardees which includes; manuals, user guides and templates to be compliant with donor and THPS requirements
    Provide training and technical support to sub awardees staff to improve administrative and financial systems by using THPS management tools and general management of fund procedures.
    Ensure consistent application of THPS financial and administrative policies/standards, as well as donor, and THPS rules and regulations
    Act as resource person for tracking and monitoring systems, reporting policies and procedures to sub awardees
    Ensure that sub awardees provide their reports completely, accurately and timely
    Monitoring of sub awardees invoices and advances from THPS including doing monthly reconciliations.
    Monitor the need for external audits of sub awardees, and manage the audit as needed
    Train new sub awardees staff on matters related with financial management and perform projectfinancial review
    Assist in provision of procedures for sub awardees closing by making sure that all steps and regulations are followed properly
    Supervise and train the Sub Award Finance Staff in CDC policies and regulations and the Financial Reporting.
    Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accountancy, Finance or related subjects from a recognized institution
    Required: CPA, ACCA or other equivalent professional certification will be an added advantage
    Required: At least four years’ experience at a similar position. Experience working for an NGO monitoring both NGOS and government sub-grantees will be an added advantage.
    Required: Knowledge in Accounting packages
    Required: Good in using computer applications including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint is a must)
    High level of integrity and commitment
    Ability to work independently with limited supervision
    Ability to organize and conduct conference zoom meetings within or outside Tanzania.

    TITLE: NHLS Project Coordinator (1 position)
    REPORTS TO: Project Principal Investigator
    LOCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 50%

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

    S/He will be responsible for providing technical leadership of Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project. S/He supervises and monitors the NHLS project technical staff in the implementation of approved work plans to strengthen laboratory systems and services of the laboratory network. S/He will provide technical support and guidance to NHLS project officers responsible for each program areas, counterparts from the MoHCDGEC and its departments/units, PORALG as well as other
    Implementing Partners to ensure standardised project implementation and cross-fertilisation. S/He will ensure development of the NHLS project work plans and subsequent implementation are in accordance with the funding goal and objectives; to expand continuous quality improvement (CQI) in laboratory testing using both traditional sitting in and tele-mentoring modalities, enhance LIS to ensure availability of laboratory data for program and decision making at all levels, enhance laboratory biosafety and quality of laboratory testing and oversee quality TA on laboratory supply chain to support forecasting and quantification of laboratory commodities for HIV and TB services.
    S/He will keep track of the project work plans implementation, reporting timeliness and project indicators, and oversee quality of reporting including individual activity reports to strengthen the project and THPS institutional memory. S/He will lead the project technical staff to develop and implement individual staff action plans that are in line with the approved work plan and budget for the project year. S/He will regularly prepare and report the technical progress of the project to the Project PI as required and assist the PI in preparation of project reports to the Funding agency, MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders. S/He will represent the project and THPS in laboratory services Stakeholders meetings and forums.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Oversee the implementation of the project technical activities to ensure that the work is technically and logistically sound, collaborative, timely, and is conducted in line with the donor-approved project work plan and budget.
    Ensure that all project technical staff have developed and are implementing individual staff action plans that are in line with the donor-approved work plan and budget for the current year, and are clearly linked to the overall project performance monitoring plan.
    Make recommendations to the PI on staffing and personnel employment, promotions, termination, layoffs, and other personnel activities in order to maintain an efficient and cost-effective program.
    Demonstrates problem-solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.
    Assist the Project Principal Investigator (PI) and M &E Advisor with the monitoring and reporting of the project’s technical progress against benchmarks to ensure that project deliverables are met in a timely manner.
    Work with the Project PI to review the technical skill mix and staffing structure and make recommendations for any changes required to ensure the project has adequate staff to meet the project requirements.
    Assist the PI to prepare and present quarterly project progress and technical reports to THPS Management, CDC/USG, MOH and other stakeholders as required.
    Liaise with MoHCDGEC, PORALG and Implementing Partners counterparts in ensuring smooth implementation of project goals.
    Perform other Project duties as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    Basic degree in Medical laboratory sciences from a recognized university with specialization qualifications in any laboratory disciplines or public health.
    Minimum experience of 7 years of experience of working at national level laboratories with a leadership/supervisory role.
    Experience in leading multi-laboratory stakeholders, credible team building, and good interpersonal skills.
    Excellent listening, analytical and communication skills and ability to work with multi-skilled teams
    Extensive experience working with Microsoft Office
    Fluent communications in English and Swahili
    Registered with Medical Laboratory Practitioners Board.

    TITLE: NHLS Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (1 position)
    REPORTS TO: Project Principal Investigator and THPS Director of ME
    LOCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 75%

    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    To provide overall technical support in the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation project indicators for Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project implemented by THPS. Work with the project Principal Investigator, Project Coordinator and THPS Director of M&E to build the sustainable capacity of the National Health Laboratory System teams at national, zonal and regional lab levels in managing health information systems. This includes improving capacity in data management and use for program improvement.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Responsible for the overall coordination of NHLS project Monitoring and Evaluation activities
    Develop project indicators and project management plans for effective monitoring of project performance.
    Coordinate and monitor work plans implementation outputs and link with approved workplan indicators
    Organize project data and reports for timely NHLS Project reports as required by the project PI
    Provide technical support in the process of data quality assurance, data cleaning and summarization
    Participate in the development of laboratory systems M&E tools and indicators
    Provide inputs on project funding applications and renewals
    Compile timely weekly, monthly and quarterly M&E activity reports
    Liaise with NHLS Project Coordinator to coordinate support to the RHMTs and CHMTs on LIS Coordinate reporting of project reporting to PEPFAR, MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders
    Perform other duty as required by the Supervisor


    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
    Bachelor’s Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, public health, international health, or a related discipline. A background in a medical-related field is an advantage
    Advance degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or related discipline will be an added advantage
    Working for 4+ years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems. HIV/AIDS epidemiological experience preferred. Experience with primary collection of clinical data, design of forms and data collection instruments, and data analysis is an advantage
    Extensive experience with Microsoft Access and Excel and one or more of the following statistical analysis packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA)
    Leadership skills, team building and good interpersonal skills
    Excellent communications skills in English and Swahili

    How to apply:
    Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one-page maximum and CV four pages maximum to (

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    ) by October 19th 2019 with a subject line for example: NHLS Project Coordinator. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

    THPS is an equal opportunity employer; Women, People Living with HIV/AIDS and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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  • NAFASI 3 ZA KAZI-Muhimbili University (MUHAS), Registered Nurse Officer/Midwifes

    Registered Nurse Officer/Midwifes

    Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (I-KMC) Project is looking for interested and qualified candidates to fill the following posts;

    REGISTERED NURSE OFFICER/MIDWIFE – ( 3 POSTS)

    Reports to Site supervisor and site coordinator

     ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     Obtain informed consent.
    Assess anthropometric measurements.
    Visit study participants and complete HOME questionnaire.
    Perform PHQ9 assessment.
    Perform any other research activities as assigned by the Principal Investigator or his/her designate.
    Maintain disciplined behavior and proper conduct in rendering services to his/ her assignees
    Assurance that personal and confidential information is restricted to those entitled to know

    QUALIFICATION, SKILLS & EXPERIANCE

    Successfully completed Ordinary “O” Level Secondary Education with PASSES in Kiswahili and English.
    Diploma in Nursing /Midwifery with at least 2 years experience
    Experienced in working on research projects especially in maternal and child health
    Experience in using tablet for data collect or ability to learn fast
    Ready to learn the skills required for neurodevelopmental assesment of children
    Possession of a valid Good clinical practice ( GCP ) certificate is an added advantage
    Good problem solving skills Possess Good communication skills
    Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
    Professional work ethic including efficiency and punctuality
    Ability to work independently with minimal
    Ability to work collaboratively with fellow research assistants
    Ability to record research data acurately and with no falsification
    Fluency on English and Kiswahili.
    Possess good writing and verbal communication skills

    DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

    One-year contract with possibility of extension; subject to candidate’s performance and availability of fund for all positions.

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    Interested candidates should apply in confidence to the Undersigned enclosing:
    Signed application letter outlining their suitability as per the job description
    CV
    Photocopies of relevant Certificates and Transcripts
    Names and addresses of three (3) Referees
    Mode of communication, e.g. telephone, e-mail, fax etc.

    Interested applicants should submit their applications to the;

    Directorate of Human resource office at MUHAS and address it to: Principal Investigator, DR AUGUSTINE MASSAWE, EMAIL: 

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      . P. O. Box 65001, Dar Es Salaam.

    NOTE

    The position will be based in Dar es Salaam at the I- KMC study MUHIMBILI.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
    “IMMEDIATE KANGAROO MOTHER CARE PROJECT is equal opportunity employer”.

    DEADLINE

    The closing date for the application is 20th September 2019.

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  • 3 Job Opportunities at Muhimbili University (MUHAS), Registered Nurse Officer/Midwifes


    Registered Nurse Officer/Midwifes

    Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (I-KMC) Project is looking for interested and qualified candidates to fill the following posts;

    REGISTERED NURSE OFFICER/MIDWIFE – ( 3 POSTS)

    Reports to Site supervisor and site coordinator

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Obtain informed consent.
    Assess anthropometric measurements.
    Visit study participants and complete HOME questionnaire.
    Perform PHQ9 assessment.
    Perform any other research activities as assigned by the Principal Investigator or his/her designate.
    Maintain disciplined behavior and proper conduct in rendering services to his/ her assignees
    Assurance that personal and confidential information is restricted to those entitled to know

    QUALIFICATION, SKILLS & EXPERIANCE
    Successfully completed Ordinary “O” Level Secondary Education with PASSES in Kiswahili and English.
    Diploma in Nursing /Midwifery with at least 2 years experience
    Experienced in working on research projects especially in maternal and child health
    Experience in using tablet for data collect or ability to learn fast
    Ready to learn the skills required for neurodevelopmental assesment of children
    Possession of a valid Good clinical practice ( GCP ) certificate is an added advantage
    Good problem solving skills Possess Good communication skills
    Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
    Professional work ethic including efficiency and punctuality
    Ability to work independently with minimal
    Ability to work collaboratively with fellow research assistants
    Ability to record research data acurately and with no falsification
    Fluency on English and Kiswahili.
    Possess good writing and verbal communication skills

    DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

    One-year contract with possibility of extension; subject to candidate’s performance and availability of fund for all positions.

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    Interested candidates should apply in confidence to the Undersigned enclosing:
    Signed application letter outlining their suitability as per the job description
    CV
    Photocopies of relevant Certificates and Transcripts
    Names and addresses of three (3) Referees
    Mode of communication, e.g. telephone, e-mail, fax etc.

    Interested applicants should submit their applications to the;

    Directorate of Human resource office at MUHAS and address it to: Principal Investigator, DR AUGUSTINE MASSAWE, EMAIL:

    Click to Subscribe and Apply to Job Updates

    . P. O. Box 65001, Dar Es Salaam.

    NOTE

    The position will be based in Dar es Salaam at the I- KMC study MUHIMBILI.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
    “IMMEDIATE KANGAROO MOTHER CARE PROJECT is equal opportunity employer”.

    DEADLINE

    The closing date for the application is 20th September 2019.

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  • 2 Job Opportunities at Muhimbili University (MUHAS) , Nurse assistants

    Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (I-KMC) Project is looking for interested and qualified candidates to fill the following posts;

    Nurse assistants ( 2 POST)

    Reports to Site Supervisor and Site Coordinator-IKMC PROJECT

    ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE PROJECT

    Calling and scheduling patients for asssessment visits.
    Coordinating of patients visits through various assessments.
    Scheduling home visits
    Perform any other research activities as assigned by the Principal Investigator or his/her designate.
    Maintain disciplined behavior and proper conduct in rendering services to his/ her assignees
    Assurance that personal and confidential information is restricted to those entitled to know

    QUALIFICATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    Successfully completed Ordinary “O” Level Secondary Education with PASSES in Kiswahili and English.
    Possession of a valid Good clinical practice (GCP) certificate is an added advantage
    Good problem solving skills
    A valid Nursing assistant certificate with at least 2 years experience
    Experience with research environment especially in maternal and child health
    Available to start work immediately
    Good communication skills
    Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
    Professional work ethic including efficiency and punctuality
    Ability to work with minimal instruction.
    Ability to work collaboratively with fellow research assistants
    Ability to record research data acurately
    Fluency on English and Kiswahili.
    Possess good writing and verbal communication skills

    DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

    One-year contract with possibility of extension; subject to candidate’s performance and availability of fund for all positions.

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    Interested candidates should apply in confidence to the Undersigned enclosing:
    Signed application letter outlining their suitability as per the job description
    CV
    Photocopies of relevant Certificates and Transcripts
    Names and addresses of three (3) Referees
    Mode of communication, e.g. telephone, e-mail, fax etc.

    Interested applicants should submit their applications to the;

    Directorate of Human resource office at MUHAS and address it to: Principal Investigator, DR AUGUSTINE MASSAWE, EMAIL:

    Click to Subscribe and Apply to Job Updates

    . P. O. Box 65001, Dar Es Salaam.

    NOTE

    The position will be based in Dar es Salaam at the I- KMC study MUHIMBILI.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
    “IMMEDIATE KANGAROO MOTHER CARE PROJECT is equal opportunity employer”.

    DEADLINE

    The closing date for the application is 20th September 2019.

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  • Job Opportunity at Muhimbili University (MUHAS) , Driver

    Driver

    Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care (I-KMC) Project is looking for interested and qualified candidates to fill the following posts;

    Driver (1 POST)

    Report to the Principal Investigator –IKMC PROJECT

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE PROJECT.

    To ensure provision of reliable and safe driving services by driving project vehicle, visitors and delivery
    Ensure the availability and maintenance of all the required documents such as logbooks, vehicle insurance and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
    Responsible for safekeeping of the vehicle and tools entrusted to him/ her.
    Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and tools.
    Maintain disciplined behavior and proper conduct in rendering services to his/ her assignees.
    Report promptly any defect or problems detected in the vehicle.
    Perform any other research duties assigned to him/her by the principle investigator or his designate.
    Assurance that personal and confidential information is restricted to those entitled to know
    Ensure good knowledge of streets and location of patients residents

    QUALIFICATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
    Successfully completed Ordinary “O” Level Secondary Education with PASSES in Kiswahili and English.
    Possession of driving Certificate from recognized Institutions such NIT or VETA will be an added advantage.
    At least four years of working experience as a Driver.
    Professional work ethic including efficiency and punctuality.
    Safe driving record.
    Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
    Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
    Fluency on English and Kiswahili.
    Possess good writing and verbal communication skills.
    Must have a valid Class “C” Driving License

    DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

    One-year contract with possibility of extension; subject to candidate’s performance and availability of fund for all positions.

    MODE OF APPLICATION

    Interested candidates should apply in confidence to the Undersigned enclosing:
    Signed application letter outlining their suitability as per the job description
    CV
    Photocopies of relevant Certificates and Transcripts
    Names and addresses of three (3) Referee
    Mode of communication, e.g. telephone, e-mail, fax etc.

    Interested applicants should submit their applications to the;

    Directorate of Human resource office at MUHAS and address it to: Principal Investigator, DR AUGUSTINE MASSAWE, EMAIL:

    Click to Subscribe and Apply to Job Updates

    P. O. Box 65001
    Dar Es Salaam.

    NOTE

    The position will be based in Dar es Salaam at the I- KMC study MUHIMBILI.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
    “IMMEDIATE KANGAROO MOTHER CARE PROJECT is equal opportunity employer”.

    DEADLINE

    The closing date for the application is 20th September 2019.

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  • NAFASI YA KAZI- U.S. Embassy, Security Investigator

    Security Investigator  

    U.S. MISSION DAR ES SALAAM VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the positions below.

    Position Title: Security Investigator

    Vacancy Number: Dar es Salaam-2019-030

    A copy of the complete position description listing all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required is available at:

    https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Applicants MUST follow instructions in the notice on the website: Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted only via email.

    CLOSING DATE: August 12, 2019

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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  • Submit Proposals for Research Grant focuses on Cancer Prevention

    Deadline: 7 October 2019

    The World Cancer Research Fund International is seeking proposals from anywhere in the world except the Americas (North America, Central America including the Caribbean, and South America) for its Research Grant Programme.
    The aim of this grant programme is to fund research that helps elucidate the role of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity in cancer.

    Research Themes

    This year, they will be focusing on two main themes:

    identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer
    addressing the host factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to cancer development or progression

    For cancer survivors, they also encourage broader research into evidence for impact of diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis, as robust evidence on this is still lacking.

    Research Areas
    Applications to the Regular Grant Programme must fall into either the Cancer Prevention or the Cancer Survivors Research Area.
    For the Cancer Prevention Research Area, they accept research into the links relating diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity to the causation or primary prevention of cancer. The Cancer Survivors Research Area focuses on individuals who have received a cancer diagnosis.

    Applications under each of the Research Areas should address one of the Research Themes.

    Funding Information

    Investigator initiated grants are awarded to principal investigators with a maximum of £350,000 for up to four years, with a limit of £100,000 for any one year. Seed grants are for a maximum of £60,000 in total for up to two years.
    Eligibility Criteria
    Grant applications are open to a Principal Investigator based at a research institution from any country outside the Americas (North America, Central America including the Caribbean, and South America).
    World Cancer Research Fund International encourages international collaborations. Please note that although the Principal Investigator of an application cannot be from an institution based in the Americas, co-applicants and collaborators can be based in those countries, and a portion of the research work can be carried out at their institutions.
    Applications from low- and middle-income countries are also encouraged, such as for high quality studies that explore relevant exposure-outcome links in under-researched regions or populations, but applicants should ensure the relevant expertise has been secured, for example through appropriate international collaborations.
    Institutions
    The Regular Grant Programme accepts applications from universities, medical schools, hospitals, research institutes and other academic centres. Research for commercial organisations is not eligible.
    A maximum of five applications will be accepted from one institution in any one grant cycle: it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigators and the host institution to coordinate the number of applications submitted. Institutions are encouraged to contact them to discuss the prioritisation of their applications, if needed.
    Personnel
    The Lead Applicant must be the Principal Investigator who will lead the research and be responsible for delivering the project.
    The Principal Investigator must hold a senior established research position (not a PhD student) at the host institution.
    Only one application per Principal Investigator per grant cycle is permitted.
    Only one person can act as the Principal Investigator, though an applicant can be a Principal Investigator for one application and a co-applicant in one or more other applications (up to a maximum of four).
    The Principal Investigator’s salary cannot be covered by the grant, wholly or partly.
    The grant may cover the salary or stipend of personnel (other than the Principal Investigator) involved in the project, including the stipend or salary of PhD students.
    If a PhD student is to be included in a research grant project, the following criteria must be met:
    The host institution must be responsible for the progress and training of the PhD student and must ensure adequate supervision and assessment of the student’s progress and the research training provided.
    The PhD student should be spending 100 per cent of their time on the WCRF funded project, on a full-time or part-time basis.
    How to Apply
    Applicants can apply via given website.
    For more information, please visit https://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/grant-programmes
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  • Nestlé Foundation’s Research Grants for initiating Research in Human Nutrition in LICs and LMICs

    Deadline: 10 January 2020

    The Nestlé Foundation is accepting applications for its Research Grants program to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

    The results of the research projects should ideally provide a basis for implementation and action which will lead to sustainable effects in the studied populations as generally applicable to the population at large. They should also enable institution strengthening and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the host country and further cooperation and collaboration between Institutions in developed and developing countries.

    Grant Categories

    Research Grants: The Foundation offers different research grant categories:
    Training Grant
    Pilot Grant
    Full Grant (small / large)
    Institutional Support: Institutional support involves the support of research or educational projects in specific institutions in low- or lower-middle income countries which contribute to a focused development of capacity and know-how and human resource development in the corresponding institution.
    enLINK Research grant program: The enLINK research grant program represents research projects initiated by the Nestlé Foundation. External researchers or institutions are invited by the Foundation to submit a research proposal in a specific area. All applications, including those of the enLINK research grant program will undergo internal and external reviewing.
    Research TopicsAt present the Foundation’s work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with:
    maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding,
    macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances,
    interactions between infection and nutrition, and
    nutrition education and health promotion.
    Eligibility Criteria
    Eligible institutions are departments or institutes from universities, hospitals other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countries.
    Joint applications from more than once institution (especially South-South) are welcomed. Joint applications from more than one institution involving a NorthSouth collaboration may also be considered.
    For project applications demonstrating North-South collaboration, it is important that the following criteria are fulfilled:
    the Principal Investigator is from the South and the proposal has relevance to nutritional problems of the South, and
    the majority of the budget is earmarked for the South, and
    demonstration on the completion of the project of institution and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the South.
    The capacity building component represents a core issue for all applications to the Foundation. This means that in every application needs to demonstrate a training and human resource and capacity building component for the developing world. Ideally graduate students or young investigators should play a key role and if need be designated as the Principal Investigator (PI) i.e. be the primary grant applicant or Co-PI. Established researchers can nevertheless apply but need to clearly indicate the capacity building component and the designated beneficiaries.
    Established investigators alone are not usually eligible to apply for a grant, except when they address innovative and exceptionally well justified research questions in developing countries. Such applications need to clearly state the capacity and human resource building components in the host country as well as the long term sustainability of research in the host institution. Applications from individuals who are non-affiliated researchers and not attached to research or academic institutions can be considered only in very special cases.
    How to Apply
    Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent via given website.
    For more information, please visit
    http://www.nestlefoundation.org/e/research.html
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  • AHRC-DFID Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research Programme is now open

    Deadline: 5 September 2019

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) part of UK Research and Innovation and the Department for International Development (DFID) have established a new Collaborative Humanitarian Research Programme to help tackle one of the most pressing issues of their time: the protection of people in areas of war and conflict.

    The goal of this research call is to better understand the causes of humanitarian protection risks/violations and to gather evidence about which interventions are most effective in improving humanitarian protection outcomes.Themes
    There are six key research themes identified for this call:
    Impact of violations of international humanitarian law
    Impact of protection programming
    Impact of restraint
    Impact of local protection mechanisms
    Impact of recognition on protection and Impact of targeting
    Proposals must address one of more of these key themes
    Funding InformationFund limit up to £480,000 (fEC) plus additional £100,000 for optional Capacity Building element (£580,000 in total).Project duration: 18–24 months.Eligibility Criteria
    Researchers from any recognised research organisation in any country are eligible as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.
    Any recognised UK or international university/research organisation that can meet UKRI due diligence requirements is eligible to apply as the lead organisation.
    At least one researcher based at a research organisation in an OECD DAC ODA eligible country must be included in the research team (as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator).
    Proposals must also include collaboration with at least one practitioner organisation.
    The regions of focus prioritised for this call have been selected based on the high intensities of conflict recorded and live conflict related humanitarian appeals in 2018.
    Successful proposals must meet all the following defining characteristics:
    Address one of the six research themes outlined the full call guidance document
    Be appropriately multidisciplinary
    Include collaboration with practitioner organisations
    Include partnerships with institutions in OECD DAC eligible countries
    Include consideration of gender dynamics, and wider equalities and inclusion issues in relation to the theme being studied
    How to Apply
    Applicants can apply via given website.
    For more information, please visit
    https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/ahrc-dfid-collaborative-humanitarian-protection-research-programme-thematic-research-grants-call/
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