There are numerous opportunities available in relation to jobs, scholarships, business and competitions. We compile and update these opportunities in order to share them with our alumni worldwide. We also invite alumni and others to contact us in case they are aware of further opportunities we can share with everyone.




Youth Futures Programme to examine the Contributions of Young People to the UN’s 2030 Agenda


The British Academy


Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however, equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. They particularly encourage collaboration with institutions and partners in the Global South, and expect to see applications demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed.

The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience) and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant funded by the British Academy.


December 4, 2019



This programme supports research which demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach yielding new conceptual understanding, developing ground-breaking research and energising innovative collaborations in the humanities and social sciences related to one or more of the three sub-themes below:

Creativity: Understanding youth creativity and flexibility to identify imaginative solutions in developing countries that are effective and foster a sense of ownership by young people. The scope can be wide, but could include attention to how to amplify the voice of young people locally, nationally and globally; how to foster inter generational and institutional trust; how to develop new approaches to the green and low waste economy at a local level; the pathways that young people take and how policies affect them including the gap between policy, communities of interest, collective action and practice; how young people experience, and have experienced, change; or how to identify imaginative solutions to mitigate climate change.

Categories: The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development states that people who are vulnerable, such as young people, must be empowered. Youth populations experience a combination of lack of economic opportunities (especially when combined with educational attainment, and concomitant expectations), lack of political voice and a sense of relative deprivation. The Academy would like to support projects that bring young people into the process of determining and setting the categorisations and concepts by which they view themselves and others, and how these foster their motivations, actions and aspirations. For example, this could include reconceptualising terms such as informality, inequality, mobility, resilience, identity, class, vulnerability and precarity from a youth perspective.

Livelihood & Work: The meanings and manifestations of livelihood and work for and by young people in different settings on the ground are critical for their understanding of young people’s ambitions and expectations. The Academy is keen to encourage applications that focus on the practices and narratives of youth livelihoods and work (including unpaid domestic work) and provide a voice for young people to express their own perspectives. The changing attitudes of young people towards livelihood and work, particularly in their changing environment, are vital for illustrating how young people are and will live their lives and how society as a whole can be developed to support and integrate effectively the next generation.

Funding and Duration

Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (offered at 100% FEC).

All projects must start on 20 March 2020.


Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant®.

For more information, please visit https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/programmes/youth-futures



U.S. Embassy Argentina PAS announces Public Diplomacy Grants Program


U.S. Embassy Argentina Public Affairs Section (PAS)


·         Argentine applicants, NGOs, higher education institutions, or local provincial governments, must present a valid Inspección General de Justicia registration when submitting the application. Absence of this proof will disqualify applicants application.

·         U.S. applicants may be registered 501c3 not-for-profit organizations, including think-tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; individuals; or educational institutions.

·         For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.


December 31, 2019


The U.S. Embassy Argentina Public Affairs Section (PAS) has announced the availability of funding through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.

The Grants Program supports projects proposed by U.S. and Argentine academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that fulfill U.S. Embassy goals and objectives: to promote economic prosperity and security through academic and cultural initiatives seeking to increase understanding between U.S. and Argentine people and institutions.


The Grants Program assists organizations in carrying out programs, providing new opportunities for citizen engagement, sharing best practices, and promoting and advancing issues of public importance, focused on the following topics:

·         Entrepreneurship;

·         English language teaching and learning; (priority: training secondary school teachers of underserved populations and English language teaching in institutions of higher education);

·         Democracy;

·         Transparency and the Rule of Law;

·         Cultural, artistic, and athletic activities (priority: those aimed at improving social inclusion)

·         Science and technology cooperation;

Priority Audiences

·         Emerging voices, including civil society leaders;

·         Business leaders and entrepreneurs;

·         Established opinion leaders, including cultural and/or academic institution leadership;

·         Residents of Argentine provinces outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

Funding Information

Award Ceiling: $100,000

Award Floor: $10,000


Activities not typically approved include, but are not limited to:

·         Investments that primarily benefit only one or a few businesses or individuals,

·         Scholarships for the study of English; conference attendance or study tours to the United States,

·         Proposals that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support or electoral campaigns,

·         Proposals with the main purpose of publication of books/pamphlets/websites/applications,

·         Exclusively scientific research projects,

·         Projects that require more than two years to implement,

·         Purchase of equipment, vehicles, construction, or construction materials,

·         Exchange programs with countries other than the U.S. and Argentina,

·         Programs or exchanges focused on children under 13 years of age,

·         Projects that support specific religious activities.



Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321492 




Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2020




December 13, 2019


Ashinaga is a Japan-based non-profit organization, which provides educational and emotional support to orphaned students. The organization has supported over 100,000 orphans in the last 54 years, and many of its graduates are actively contributing to society in a variety of fields across the world.

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative began in 2014. Its mission is to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad. We support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change by providing access to full financial support to study at university abroad (equivalent to undergraduate degree), including tuition, room, travel cost and other necessary fees.


The application is open to those who:

·         Have lost one or both parents.

·         Have completed secondary school and passed national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 1st September 2017, including all of 2018 and 2019) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 28th, 2020.

·         Have citizenship and have completed/are completing secondary school in one of the following countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, CAR,Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Seychelles, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

·         Were born after 1st September 1997.

·         Do not have the means to attend university until graduation without external financial support.

·         Are proficient in English or French.

·         Are regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.

·         Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.

·         Are committed to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.

·         Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.

·         Have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.

Required Documents for the Application

·         This is a list of the documents you will need to submit as part of your application. You should start collecting these documents as soon as possible.

·         Copy of national ID card or passport.

·         Copy of term reports / high school transcripts (the last 2 years).

·         Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate

·         Copy of academic transcripts or diplomas from university/post-secondary institution, if applicable.

·         Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent's name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.

·         Copy of birth certificate of applicant.






Yale Young Global Scholars


Yale University


January 15, 2019


Age: Be at least 16 years old by July 19, 2020 (first day of Session III).*

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 2021 or 2022 from the Northern Hemisphere, or in Nov./Dec. 2020 or 2021 from the Southern Hemisphere.

YYGS Participation: Be a first-time participant in YYGS. If you have participated in any YYGS session during a previous summer (e.g., 2019, 2018), then you are not eligible to participate during YYGS 2020.

Please note: If you previously applied to YYGS but were not offered admission or were unable attend AND you meet the eligibility criteria noted above, then you are encouraged to re-apply for YYGS 2020.


*Please Note: This rule is so that YYGS is in compliance with Connecticut State Law for running a summer program for minors, and no exceptions can be made.

YYGS accepts applications from ALL countries, and offers the opportunity for students to apply for need-based financial aid to students from ALL countries.






TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training


The World Academy Of Sciences


Various Locations


October 1,  EVERY YEAR



The fellowships are for research and advanced training. They are offered to young scientists holding at least an MSc or equivalent degree.

Eligible applicants for the fellowships are young scientists working in any area of natural sciences who are citizens of a developing country and are employed by a research institution in a developing country.

There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries.

Lists of possible host institutions divided by field are available here. These lists are only a suggestion and institutions that are not included are acceptable as long as they are in a developing country.

Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, are not eligible host institutions under this programme. Applicants interested in conducting a fellowship in China are required to check whether their chosen host is a CAS institute. For a complete list of CAS institutes, see: english.cas.cn/institutes/. Applicants wishing to attend a CAS institute should either apply to the CAS-TWAS President’s Postgraduate Fellowship Programme or consider the CAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries (http://english.cas.cn/cooperation/fellowships/201503/t20150313_145274.shtml).

Terms of the Fellowships

The fellowships are offered for a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months.

TWAS covers international low-cost airfare plus a contribution towards subsistence amounting to a maximum of USD 300 per month. No other costs will be provided by TWAS.

The host institution is expected to provide accommodation and food as well as research facilities.

Fellowships are awarded by the TWAS Fellowships Committee on the basis of scientific merit.

Submitting your application

Applicants must complete the online application form by clicking on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. While filling in the online application, applicants also need to upload the following documentation:

scanned copy of your passport, even if expired (page with your name and surname);

CV, maximum five pages including publications;

Supporting Statement from Head of Home Institution;

two reference letters of senior scientists familiar with your work. Please note that the Head of your Home Institution cannot be one of your referees;

MSc certificate and relevant university transcripts;

Official invitation letter from the  Head of the Host Insitute;


Note that the Fellowships are provided for South-South visits only, i.e. for visits by researchers from developing countries to institutions in other developing countries.

Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: the head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.




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Job Opportunities - INTERNATIONAL


Various Positions in the Humanitarian field




Multiple Locations


If you are searching for a career in humanitarian aid, economic development and if you want to make real difference in people’s lives, we encourage all our alumni to have a look at Gelbasla, where you can find hundreds of job opportunities related to the humanitarian issues in Syria. Founded in 2016, gelbasla.com helped place over 5000 experts/volunteers in the NGOs and international organizations working near the Syrian border. With members such as IOM, UNHCR, Save the Children, GIZ, Expertise France, AAR Japan and hundreds more, our alumni may be able to find the job that matches very well with the spirit of the United World Colleges.







Law Internship Program


ABNR Counsellors at Law


Jakarta, Indonesia



ABNR offers an internship program (between 8 and 12 weeks) to young law graduates from around the world with an interest in commercial law. Fluency in English is required. Daily transport allowance is provided.







Teddy Bakker for more information: tbakker@abnrlaw.com 


Job Opportunities - AFRICA


Research Associate Roles*

*Be sure to reference WK in your application


Consulta – South Africa


Johannesburg, South Africa


Are you:

·         An innovator?

·         A team player?

·         Committed to becoming great?

Do you believe:

·         You can create an impact?

·         You can achieve great things?

Relevant Qualifications:

·         Honours degree in computational and applied mathematics

·         Bcom Communication

·         Bcom Business Management

·         Research psychology

·         Marketing


·         Consulting

·         Coding/ data mining/data architecture/statistics

·         Project management

·         Social media

·         Design

·         Research process (start to end)





Please send CV, with minimum two references in application to shinell@consulta.co.za



Research Associate Roles


J-PAL Africa


South Africa, multiple locations


J-PAL Africa is seeking Johannesburg-based Research Associates to support its mission of reducing poverty by ensuring policy is informed by scientific evidence. We are looking for aspiring researchers with strong technical skills, a dedication to quality and a passion for working with diverse communities on poverty alleviation strategies.





Job Opportunities - ESWATINI


Project Communications Officer


Eswatini Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (ESWADE)




November 15, 2019



The Project Communications Officer will be responsible for raising awareness about project-related topics in the Kingdom of Eswatini public at large. S/he will be responsible for engaging counterpart organizations and also work with the parent Ministry to implement the LUSIP Phase II project activities and record their outcomes. An important role of the Project Communications Officer is to produce publicity information and press releases. The Project Communications Officer will report to the Project Manager.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

o   The drafting and implementation of the Project communication strategy and action plans to ensure greater visibility and public understanding of the projects’ goals and results;

o   As directed by the Project Manager, provide quality control on all reports, marketing materials, and other documents generated from the project office with particular emphasis on those for submission to ESWADE head Office: Government Ministries, Financiers and PEU;

o   Drafts weekly plans and status reports for submission to the client;

o   As coordinated by the Strategy& Corporate Communications Manager, attend meetings with client and project partners on an ad hoc basis regarding communications, outreach, public relations (PR), and media related issues, program deliverables and reports, as guided by ESWADE corporate communications policies.

o   Assist with planning, logistics and attend project events as requested by the Project Manager, provide technical editing and formatting assistance with program deliverables and reports;

o   Manage consultant input with regards to desktop publishing, graphic design, and technical writing/editing;

o   Assist technical staff with public outreach/awareness campaigns;

o   Work with project partner organizations and collaborate with them in developing and implementing communications strategies of common interest;

o   Work with project partner organizations to collaborate in engaging in public education/public relations campaigns to raise awareness;

o   Daily monitoring of local electronic media, newspaper articles and other periodicals for material substantively affecting the work of the Project;

o   Organize and coordinate with local vendors to host award ceremonies, gatherings and public events;

o   Strengthen project documentation and knowledge management

o   Show willingness to perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.


o   Project activities executed in line with ESWADE corporate principles;

o   Established and maintained good relations with the local communities and the media while ensuring visibility and coverage of the project activities;

o   Organized various media events (briefings, face to face meetings, presentations, interviews, press statements etc.) and other local promotional events and improvement of the visibility of the LUSIP Phase II project activities;

o   The content of the project sub-page on the ESWADE website and other social media sites managed and uploaded with up to date news, articles and other innovative topics;

o   Documentary videos and other promotion materials produced while supporting the entire organization’s communication and visibility strategies.

Qualifications /Requirement:

o   At least 2 years of relevant, professional experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility required, 3+ years preferred;

o   Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, publishing or similar area required:

o   Strong communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Publishing applications;

o   Working knowledge of ESWADE policies, rules and regulations preferred;

o   Previous project work experience in Eswatini;

o   Must be a team player, with excellent organizational, training design and delivery, time management, and communication skills in English and SiSwati, both written and oral.

o   Excellent SiSwati preferable.

o   Experience of international financier communications and visibility requirements essential.


Written applications are to be sent to, The Human Resources and Administration Office through the following email address, recruitment@eswade.co.sz or hand delivered to the HR Department in Mbabane at the new MVA building, 3rd floor.



Chief of Party – Breakthrough ACTION HC4 project


John Hopkins Center of Communication


Mbabane, Eswatini


November 17, 2019


Major Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide overall leadership, project management and oversight for the HIV Response: Coordination, Community Capacity and Communication (HC4) project in Eswatini. The CoP will liaise with the National Emergency Response Committee on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Tinkhundla and Development (MTAD) and local, regional and national leaders in implementing the HC4 project and to facilitate leadership of the HIV response by communities and municipalities. The CoP will represent Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in Eswatini.

Specific responsibilities

• Overseeing the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project.

• Setting priorities for the project’s overall technical vision; providing strategic leadership and management direction.

• Working closely with M&E to oversee the refinement, expansion and use of the Community Data for Action Platform (CDAP) and document its successful use.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with NERCHA, MOH, MTAD, and NGOs at the national and regional levels, supporting the team to work with traditional leaders at local levels.

• Ensuring responsive and positive relationship with USAID.

• Ensuring high technical, administrative, and financial management standards.

• Ensuring compliance with all JHU and USAID policies and procedures.

• Providing oversight and guidance in the development of the annual work plan in partnership with headquarters.

• Working with finance staff to appropriately budget for yearly activities, track the budget, and complete expenditure reporting.

• Overseeing the writing of technical and program reports and compliance with reporting and programmatic requirements.

• Developing and nurturing relationships with current and potential stakeholders and partners.

• Serving as a spokesperson and advocate, representing CCP, Breakthrough ACTION and HC4 to USAID, donors, Kingdom and Government of Eswatini and others; and developing new business opportunities for CCP as appropriate.

• Working closely with other senior program managers, including the DCOP, Technical Director and SI advisory, on strategic project management.

• Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with CCP’s policies and applicable laws.

• Mentoring staff, planning assigning, and direction conducting appraisals and developing appropriate capacity building plans. Rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

• Maintaining open and responsive relationship with CCP headquarters ensuring work plans, budgets, annual reports, etc. are shared in-a timely fashion for review before submission to USAID.

• Trouble-shooting implementation and HR challenges with Baltimore headquarters; overseeing program data quality compliance, including data tracking systems and monitoring records to ensure program meets USAID audit standards

• Approving local financial transactions and managing and authorizing expenditures from local bank accounts; supervising and approving all aspects of project procurement and logistics, including office infrastructure and vehicles; sub-award development, including compliance with programmatic objectives and CCP/USAID financial and administrative regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Masters in Public Health, Public Administration, Development or other related degree.

• At least 10 years of experience working in and managing complex HIV programs at senior level

• At least 5 years of previous senior management experience, preferably on PEPFAR funded programs

• Demonstrated ability working at multiple levels of the Swazi government and with a variety of partners

• Extensive experience working in Eswatini government systems especially MOH and with local communities.

• In-depth understanding of the local HIV epidemic and the HIV response.

• Demonstrated experience with PEPFAR project management and reporting requirements.

• Experience in technical, financial and administrative oversight.

• Swazi national preferred

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

• Intimate knowledge of the workings of the Eswatini government and civil society and how to maximize those platforms for the achievement of the objectives.

• Demonstrated strong leadership and adaptive management skills.

• Strategic vision and leadership qualities.

• Strong professional reputation.

• Ability to create synergies.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

• Understanding of local employment act and labor laws.

• Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic environment with multiple partners.

• Flexible and independent.


Interested applicants are required to submit their application letter and resume by email to jhu.admin@jhuccpsz.org 





Volunteering at Greenpeace UK








We’re growing our Political Lobbying Network; a network made up from people across the UK who take the national and international issues that Greenpeace campaigns on, and make them relevant at a local level.

We are looking for passionate and determined individuals who want to develop their skills in writing, research, and presenting a persuasive argument to influence MPs, councillors and other decision makers. You might start with a tweet or an email. If you have more time you might want to write a personalised letter. You may end up arranging meetings and influencing politicians to make real change in person.

If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please register your interest below or read more about the Network from member Fi Radford.

You must be 18 or over, and have an address in the UK, and the right to vote here, to get involved.



To help you get started we’ve developed an online training programme. If you’ve never done any lobbying before, or are a seasoned pro there are resources available to support you. When you register your interest below, you’ll also receive more details about our online training.

We’re also developing face-to-face training, so you can meet with others in your local area.


Before you register:

The information you have shared with us via the political lobbying network registration form will only ever be used to inform you about political lobbying opportunities, other volunteer opportunities and training.




If you wish to withdraw your submission for the political lobbying network, or request that your personal data be deleted you can do so at any time by emailing laura.burley@greenpeace.org

If you know of any opportunities that you think would be of interest to fellow WK alumnies - please email us at alumni@waterford.sz so we can share the information through our network. Thank you!

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