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.

Open Grants


Research Proposals on Labour Markets and Resilience in the Caribbean


International Labour Organization


The present call for proposals is open to all individuals ages 18 and above. Institutions as such may not apply. Reviewers will give special consideration to Caribbean born researchers and new and early stage investigators. 

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria (100 points maximum):

35 points: Proposal theme. Strength in terms of relevance to topics/themes of interest and originality of the research idea.

45 points: Research methodology and design. Adequacy with respect to scope of research and suitability of proposed tools. 

10 points: Quality of the written proposal, i.e., clarity, organization, and utilization of sound wording. 

10 points: Financial requirements (any amount <10,000 USD will be awarded points as well as proposal demonstrating combination of different funding opportunities). 

Timeline for delivery of research products

 By 15 September 2019: Submission of proposals.   October/November 2019: Attendance of one-day pre selection and peer review seminar.  March 2020: Submission of advanced versions of the papers by grantees (should contain the main results but not necessarily all the finished paper).  By end of April 2020:  Answers to comments by grantees on advanced versions of the papers and submission of semi-final versions to be presented at SALISES Conference.   May 2020: Presentation during panel at SALISES regional conference, Trinidad and Tobago.    *May 2020-July 2020: Revision of papers in line with Panel discussion (if needed). 


15 September 2019


The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI, St. Augustine Campus and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching a call for research proposals on labour markets and resilience.




Academic and Conference Opportunities


IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme and Research Grants for Skill Building in Sustainability Science


Islamic Development Bank & The World Academy of Sciences


12 September




The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are launching two ambitious new programmes to financially support researchers in sustainability science in the bank's member countries.

The call is open for new grants and postdoctoral fellowships for scientists in Islamic countries who are working in fields of sustainability.

The goal is to help IsDB member countries ranging from Asia and the Middle East to Africa and South America, develop crucial expertise and research in science that can support a sustainable future with shared benefits.

 The IsDB-TWAS Grants for Research Collaboration in Sustainability Sciences will support pairs of research groups that are collaborating on solving a common problem. The collaborating groups must come from different IsDB member countries, and at least one of the two partner groups must be from one of the 21 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries. The grants amount to a maximum of USD100,000 each, and will enable the collaborating groups to purchase equipment, improve their research facilities and support travel between their institutions for training. One joint project will be approved each year.



The 21 IsDB Least Developed Member Countries are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Yemen.


For more details, information and to apply please visit:







Science by Women postdoctoral fellowships


Women for Africa (Mujeres Por Africa) Foundation


Various Locations


September 30, 2019


The Women for Africa (Mujeres Por Africa) Foundation has recently opened the Call for Applications for the 5th round of its Women by Science postdoctoral fellowship programme. The Women for Africa Foundation is a private entity aimed at contributing to the sustainable development of Africa through the drive of its women. The programme’s ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy. 
This programme will select 15 senior African women scientists to be integrated in 15 top research Spanish centers in the following areas:

·  health and biomedicine

·  agriculture and food security

·  water

·  energy and climatic change

·  mathematics

·  information and communication technologies 

·  economic sciences

Fellows take part in six-month research stays which contribute to enhance their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer.

Applicants must be nationals of an African country with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience and a solid working knowledge of English. 














ALU School of Wildlife Conservation




Wildlife conservation faces huge challenges globally. Across the Africa region, a rapidly rising population, accompanied by infrastructure development and rising levels of consumption will make it ever more challenging to find room for wildlife.


At the same time, wildlife in Africa must be developed as an economic asset that gives value to local communities and entire countries if it is to survive.


For this reason, the African Leadership University hosts an annual high level _Business in Conservation Conference_ in Kigali to engage the business community and inspire private sector led innovation in Africa’s wildlife conservation. Last year, President Kagame attended and U$600m was mobilised for conservation projects across 15 countries. 


Whether it’s an early stage startup idea or a major PPP/Government conservation project, if you know anyone working on a viable, ambitious and eco-friendly business opportunity or project in an African country, this is an opportunity not to be missed






asekandi@alueducation.com, businessofconservation@alueducation.com



Job Opportunities - INTERNATIONAL


Asia Market Entry 2019 Trainee Program


Asia Market Entry Pte Ltd (201600446Z)


8 weeks + option for the trainee to extend


October 18, 2019



Asia Market Entry

Asia Market entry uses a twofold approach to work with international software companies successfully expand into the Asia Pacific market.

We have an extensive network of independent third party consultants across the industry to help accelerate growth and with government experience can work with, and leverage international trade organisations and industry associations.


Asia Market Entry is constantly building its network of advisors within private sector who offer perspective and insights to help customers of Trade organisation to shape the direction of their business.

Located throughout APAC and around the world, our advisors have experience in running international businesses. During the traineeship our trainees will have the opportunity to meet and work with these individuals.


1. Provide the trainee with the opportunity to put their knowledge acquired from school into practice in a professional, international work environment.

2. Provide the trainee with an introduction to trade facilitation and the various stakeholders involved

3. Provide the trainee with an introduction to the tech industry and the various verticals which exist within it.

4. Utilise the trainees research and writing skills to assist with the creation of content for AME to push out through social media and other channels


If you wish to find out more or apply for the program, please contact: vishmi.desilva@asiamarketentry.com


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


Project Coordinator


Green Matter


Johannesburg, South Africa


September 24, 2019



GreenMatter is a non-profit organization that partners with multisectoral stakeholders to develop and transform skills for South Africa’s biodiversity and the environment. One of the current six focus areas of GreenMatter is entrepreneurship development which is implemented through the Imvelisi Programme whose main sponsor is the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The purpose of the Imvelisi Programme is to provide ideation support for budding entrepreneurs who are considering establishing businesses in the water and biodiversity sectors.

Owing to the growth of the programme over the past three years, we are seeking an energetic self-starter to join a small, high-performance team at GreenMatter as the Project Coordinator for Imvelisi. This position is offered on a three-year contract basis, working out of the GreenMatter offices in Bryanston, Johannesburg.


The Project Coordinator will be the operational lead for the next phase of the Imvelisi Enviropreneurship Development Programme, handling all day-to-day activities and tasks of the initiative. Some of the key areas of responsibility include:

• Overall implementation and coordination of the Imvelisi Programme.

• Handling all operational communication, involving the Imvelisi participants, service providers and other role-players.

• Planning and implementing the logistics for the whole spectrum of programme activities, from the applications process to the hosting of training events, including the annual national bootcamp.

• Managing the project finances including budgets, disbursement schedules, forecasts and reconciliations in collaboration with the rest of the GreenMatter Core Team.

• Structuring the necessary support systems for Imvelisi participants, including mentorship arrangements and networking opportunities.

• Creating and maintaining comprehensive and up-to-date project documentation.

• Generating and presenting reports to funders, implementing agencies and other stakeholders.

• Contributing to fundraising and marketing efforts to support the growth and development of the programme.

• Developing and maintaining vibrant social media and other online platforms for the Imvelisi community.

• Serving as the secretariat of the project steering committee.

• Coordinating the Imvelisi Knowledge Hub and Forum, through events, development of educational materials and stakeholder engagement

This list is not intended to be comprehensive and the Project Coordinator will be expected to work flexibly, taking on additional tasks and projects as required, and to participate as a member of the Imvelisi project team.


• Excellent numeracy and financial administration skills

• Strong planning, organisational and coordination competencies

• Excellent communications skills, including writing and oral skills

• Able to work well as part of a team and use their own initiative

• Approachable and able to relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds

• Sound judgement and sensitive handling of confidential information

• Willingness to travel within South Africa

• Competency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook

• Knowledge of file management, transcription and other relevant administrative tasks

• Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure.

• A valid drivers’ license and own vehicle for company travel

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience

Highly Desirable

• Understanding of the environmental sector and the issues concerned

• Experience in entrepreneurship development or business incubation programmes

• Ability to work within a complex partnership model and a matrix structure

• Fluency in at least one other official South African language


To apply:

Please forward your CV, including the details of 2 referees, and a cover letter motivating your suitability for the role to janavi@greenmatter.co.za by 24 September 2019. Include ‘Imvelisi Project Coordinator’ in the title of your email.

A market related cost-to-company package will be offered to the successful candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Managing Director



TaRL Africa



Teaching at the Right Level Africa is a new high-profile initiative jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian Education NGO Pratham. We currently seek a dynamic Managing Director to drive a scale up of the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) learning approach to more than 3 million primary school children in Africa over the next five years. Core to this role is helping to build a collaborative, unified TaRL Africa team that works across multiple countries and partners to achieve our goal of supporting education systems throughout the continent.






Teaching at the Right Level Africa is a new high-profile initiative jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Indian Education NGO Pratham. We currently seek a dynamic Managing Director to drive a scale up of the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) learning approach to more than 3 million primary school children in Africa over the next five years. Core to this role is helping to build a collaborative, unified TaRL Africa team that works across multiple countries and partners to achieve our goal of supporting education systems throughout the continent.







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.






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

Job Opportunities - ESWATINI



Various Positions




Mbabane, Eswatini


August 13, 2019



Note: position will be based in Matsapha, occasionally doing site visits in other regional offices.

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position will be to provide guidance and direction to ensure programs and services are implemented at the highest standards and clients receive the highest level of care. Keep a record of all SOPs, guideline and policies related to HTS, VMMC, ART; SRH and Men’s health. Provide regular QA supervision and support in implementation of HTS, VMMC, ART, SRH and Men’s Health services. Ensure internal QA procedures are conducted in relation to test kits, lab, and counseling quality. Identify training needs, including refresher training in programs and develop work plans to satisfy these. Provide regular QA supervision and support of implementing HTS, VMMC, ART, SRH and Men’s Health.


Minimum Requirements:

Degree in Nursing or related field

Computer literacy (MS Office—esp. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook & Internet)

Knowledge of Quality Management Systems process

Public speaking and facilitation skills



Note: position will be based at the PSI clinic in Matsapha.

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position will be to offer HIV services at the clinic to include ART, perform VMMC and other clinical services to both men and women accessing services at New Start and Litsemba Letfu Mens Clinic. They will participate in regular MDT team meetings in the clinic to track performance against targets. Participate in quality improvement and assurance initiatives. Other services to be offered are NW’s, TB, STIs and FP.

Minimum Qualifications

General nursing or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognized university.

Certificate of completion of trainings on clinical management of HIV specifically trained on the NARTIS curriculum.

At least 3-5 years hands on clinical experience in providing clinical care including ART initiation.

VMMC experience is preferred.



Note: position will be based in the regions. These positions will start 1 October 2019

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position will be to Draw blood and conduct VL sample preparations and recency testing in outreaches as required and using correct procedures. Observe the overall physical condition of patients during blood taking and apply sound practices to ensure the safety and comfort of clients. Keep records of all specimens collected, tests conducted, and test results, ensuring that all information is appropriately and accurately recorded. Check stock levels of all collection materials and ensure that additional stock is ordered when necessary. Implement sound housekeeping procedures to ensure a sage working environment in accordance with all legislation and safety protocols. Conduct him/herself professionally, always maintain confidentiality and maturity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Registered as a phlebotomist

Sound knowledge of phlebotomy

Minimum 2 years’ experience in phlebotomy



Note: position will be based in Regional Offices in Manzini, Lubombo, Shiselweni and Hhohho. These positions will start 1 October 2019

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position will be to Provides high quality counseling clients to walk in and outreach clients based on the minimum standards of service provision. Conduct pre and post-test counseling sessions as per National HIS protocols. Plan and implement outreach services. Participate in demand creation activities for HIS and MC. Ensures proper recording and confidential keeping of all client results. Assist clients in the creation of appropriate risk reduction strategies. Identifies operational needs for the site and reports to the HIS Outreach Coordinator as per the needs

Minimum Qualifications:

Either a degree Social Sciences, a degree in Nursing, a diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience

Certificate in HTC Training

Sexual Reproductive Health Understanding

Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS

Excellent Interpersonal Skills



Note: position will be based in Mbabane Head Office.

Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position include providing administrative support to the HR unit, managers and all employees. This will be in the areas of recruitment and on-boarding of employees, employee wellness, maintaining and updating employee files, payroll processing and benefits administration; and exit procedures. Other responsibilities will include: Assisting with all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests. Assisting with performance management procedures. Coordinating training sessions. Assisting with Adhoc HR projects, maintaining human resource databases and managing an HR information system to include bio sheet update, leave schedule, properly filled out time sheets etc.

Minimum Requirements:

Degree in Human Resources/ Industrial Relations

3 years or more experience as an HR Coordinator

Understanding of HR function and best practices

Effective HR administration

Understanding of the local Labour Laws and framework

Exposure to payroll practices

Works well under pressure and meet deadlines

Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

Meticulous attention to detail

Computer literacy (MS Office — esp. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook & Internet)


Application letters and curriculum vitae must be sent via email to recruiting@psi.sz. Please include job title on subject. No calls, no posted or hand delivered applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




Cyber & Infrastructure Security Analyst


Standard Bank Eswatini




August 12, 2019


Job Purpose

The Objective of the Infrastructure Security is to support the Manager, Technology Risk & Information Security to maintain a secure and reliable environment safeguarding the information assets of the organization and also utilizing information and related technology to achieve the business objectives. Specifically, to ensure security standards are met in all aspects of the organization’s infrastructure. Ranging from privileged users on the domain, to security configurations on network devices, Operating system hardening, Database security, etc. This role will also handle security technology operations.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Contribute to the development/delivery of awareness training and general Information Security education.

·         Oversee the dissemination of policies, standards and procedures to staff

·         Perform system access controls review

·         Report on the state of the security function and the security landscape within the organization to the Information Security Manager.

·         Investigate all identified security breaches, potential abuses or intrusions or interference with the organization’s infrastructure and coordinate mitigation or responses as needed for ensuring the organization’s sensitive data is

·         Perform security vulnerability assessments on all project related infrastructure and report and advise on re mediating measures to be applied.

·         Monitor the state of computer systems and perform the necessary actions to correct all non-compliant machines.

·         Monitor trends in security monitoring devices to identify potential external threat.

·         Monitor and measure using appropriate metrics to determine the effectiveness of security controls.

·         Perform compliance scanning and penetration testing

·         Manage and re-mediate anomalies on the network Access Control (NAC) system.

·         Research and report on emerging internet threats and coordinate proactive internal counter measures

Other competencies

·         Marketing knowledge

·         Process Understanding Risk awareness

·         Insurance underwriting knowledge

·         Knowledge of the relevant laws

·         Qualification and Experience

·         A degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Computer Engineering

·         Relevant certifications include:

·          Certified Information Systems Auditor

·         Certified d Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Any Networking Certification, Operating System Certification will be an advantage.

·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience in information security/technology risk reviews across enterprise operating systems, databases, applications and networks.


Applications to be sent to: recruitmentswz@stanbic.com




Associate, Public Finance Management, Sustainable Health Financing


Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc




August 16, 2019



The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Eswatini strives to achieve Universal Health Coverage by improving equity, efficiency, allocation and management of financial resources and thereby enabling equitable access to quality health services for their population. This commitment is made against a backdrop of rising health care costs, shrinking domestic finances for health and stagnating donor funding. CHAI Eswatini has been supporting the Ministry of Health to strengthen its public financial management by building capacity in budget development, budget execution & tracking, efficiency & cost saving initiatives, increasing fiscal space through strategic purchasing and other health financing reforms. CHAI is seeking an Associate, Public Finance Management (PFM), Sustainable Health Financing to support the MoH in achieving its health financing reforms.

The Associate will support the PFM work provided to the MoH; covering Budget Development & Execution, Efficiency Initiatives, Resource Mobilization and investment Cases to Increase Fiscal Space for health.

The Associate must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical and communication skills. They must be able to function independently, have strong commitment to producing results and provide thought leadership to the team and the MoH. This position is based in Mbabane, Eswatini and reports to the CHAT Program Manager, Public Finance Management, Sustainable Health Financing.



·         Support the MoH in their development of the Sector Wide Approach to improve transparency and utilization of resources for the health sector;

·         Develop and implement quantitative data collection tools for tracking resources for health;

·         Support the MoH Planning Unit in their function of tracking resources for health;

·         Support budget development and execution practices at facility and central levels




Global Young Academy Membership


Global Young Academy (GYA)




15 September 2019


Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who are able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline, ascertained by a proven track record and expected future achievements. Moreover, applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to making a difference in society. PhD or equivalent is a requirement for applicants.


The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programmes around the world to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.


Each GYA member is expected to attend the GYA Annual General Meeting each year and is also expected to actively contribute to one or more of the organization’s programmes, which include participation in policy development, promotion of National Young Academies, supporting science outreach and education at the national and international levels, and the young scientist ambassador programme. The GYA is an active organization, and being a member requires a time commitment on each member’s part. In the event that applicants are selected as new GYA members, they should be available to attend the next Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for 8 – 12 June 2020 in India.




The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities.


Applicants should be in the early to middle years of their independent careers. The majority of the GYA members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 3-10 years. Applicants falling outside these ranges are still invited to send their applications with a justification for why they should be considered.


Applications must be completed online at: https://app.globalyoungacademy.net/?pk_vid=c711e07b2a134b701563268678f0ee12

More application instructions are available at: https://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/




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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