Opportunities

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

 

TITLE:

Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline Pilot Program

ENTITY:

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of NEA

ELIGIBILITY:

Eligibility Criteria

§  Eligible applicants include:

§  U.S. or foreign

§  Non-profit organizations;

§  For-profit organizations;

§  Private institutions of higher education;

§  Public or state institutions of higher education;

§  Public international organizations;

§  NEA/AC strongly encourages applications from organizations headquartered in the Middle East and North Africa region. International non-governmental organizations with principal bases of operations outside the Middle East and North Africa are also encouraged to apply, but the percentage of total budget actually spent in the region will be among the elements of evaluation for this competition.

§  NEA/AC is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and activities. NEA/AC welcomes applications irrespective of an applicants’ race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We encourage applications from organizations working with underserved communities, including women, people with disabilities, and youth.

DEADLINE:

19 July 2019

DETAILS:

Objectives

The overall goals of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Pipeline program are as follows:

§  Building partnerships with private, public, and non-governmental sector organizations across the MENA region to match TL students with employment opportunities related to their field of study.

§  Incentivizing employers to increase opportunities and preparedness for youth leadership in the MENA region.

Program Outline

NEA/AC seeks projects that will pilot a pipeline to employment for TL students in their fields of study. Successful proposals will identify partners in the private sector, public sector, and nonprofit/NGO sector based in the MENA region that share the common purpose of preparing future leaders beyond the academic component of the TL program. Similar models of leadership development programs include the Boren Fellowship or the Presidential Management Fellowship program, which focus on training emerging leaders in public service. Funds are available to support a project that would:

§  Identify MENA-based partnering organizations in private, public, and non-governmental sectors connecting to the goals of TL students in various fields of study.

§  Work with TL universities in selecting, screening, and guiding students to participate in fellowship opportunities that build their career path after graduation.

§  Develop opportunities with collaborating organizations to produce a shift in the workplace environment that will create space for youth leadership and incorporate their innovative contributions.

Funding Information

§  Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000

§  Estimated Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

§  Estimated Award Floor: $800,000

§  Estimated Length of Project Period: 18 months

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Applicants must submit their application electronically using SAMS Domestic.

Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317725

 

 

TITLE:

Project Proposals for 2019/2020

ENTITY:

British Embassy in Asunción

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible, applicants organisation or agency must be:

§  A legal entity, not-for-profit or commercial company,

§  A registered non-governmental (NGO) or governmental organisation,

§  Academia, research institutions,

and must demonstrate:

§  Proof of legal registration

§  Previous experience in delivering and managing projects

§  Preferably previous experience working with international agencies/organisations

DEADLINE:

19 July 2019

DETAILS:

The British Embassy in Asunción is now accepting project proposals for the 2019/2020 financial year (26 August 2019 – 20 December 2019).

Thematic Areas

They are particularly interested in projects proposals focused on the following thematic areas of work:

§  Inclusive Economic Growth and Improvement of Business EnvironmentProjects aiming to support inclusive economic growth and development for rural and urban disadvantaged groups; increasing accountability and transparency in key economic sectors or government institutions; supporting reforms and implementation of policies aimed at promoting conditions for open markets, such as, but not limited to promoting competitiveness, streamlining processes to facilitate trade, increasing sustainability and innovation, tackling corruption and bureaucracy, reducing the potential for illicit trade, economic crime and money laundry.

§  Human Rights: Strengthening freedom of press and safety of journalists, media workers and strengthening their legal rights; increasing participation of women in politics for positions of leadership and influence; increasing equality and non-discrimination, reducing violence against women, LGBT+, Afro-Paraguayan community, indigenous people and other disadvantaged groups; raising awareness and promoting gender equality; strengthening democratic governance and rule of law.

§  Note: Strengthening freedom of press is FCO’s global priority this year.

§  EducationIn particular, promoting girls education; capacity building programs for the improvement of educational system; access to formal education or opportunities for extracurricular education, including but not limited to: technology, language learning, sciences, and civic participation.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-embassy-asuncion-call-for-bids-20192020

 

 

TITLE:

Global FoodTech Accelerator based in Milan

ENTITY:

Global FoodTech Accelerator

ELIGIBILITY:

Startups taking on these trends:

§  Quality & Traceability

§  Circular Economy

§  Healthy Lifestyle

§  Alternative ingredients

§  Agritech

§  Delivery revolution

§  Omnichannel

DEADLINE:

30 September 2019

DETAILS:

Program Structure

1. ENGAGE WITH OUR NETWORK BEFORE STARTING THE PROGRAM

2.  AN INTENSIVE 15 WEEK PROGRAM

3.    ACCELERATE FAST

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For further information,

Please visit https://bit.ly/2XHJv1D

 

Academic and Conference Opportunities

 

TITLE:

United Nation’s Youth Climate Summit

ENTITY:

United Nation

LOCATION:

United Nations Headquarters in New York

DETAILS:

Applications are open for United Nation (UN) Youth Climate Summit which is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of their time.

 

The Youth Climate Summit will feature a full-day of programming that brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who are committed to combating climate change at the pace and scale needed to meet the challenge. It will be action oriented, intergenerational, and inclusive, with equal representation of young leaders from all walks of life.

 

Eligibility Criteria

§  Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are invited to attend the Youth Climate Summit on September 21, and the UN seeks strong participation from young leaders in the Global South.

§  Attendees will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis and their displayed leadership in advancing solutions.

§  Climate leaders under the age of 18 have the opportunity to attend through a nomination process.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website

https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml

 

 

 

TITLE:

Conservation

ENTITY:

ALU School of Wildlife Conservation

LOCATION:

Kigali

DETAILS:

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

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website:

https://sowc.alueducation.com/the-business-of-conservation/

 

Email:

asekandi@alueducation.com, businessofconservation@alueducation.com

 

 

 

TITLE:

Online MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy

ENTITY:

J-PAL

LOCATION:

Online

DETAILS:

J Tackle the most pressing problems facing the world’s poor from a rigorous, evidence-driven perspective with content and faculty from MIT’s Department of Economics and J-PAL.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website

https://www.povertyactionlab.org/training/micromasters

 

Job Opportunities - INTERNATIONAL

TITLE:

Various Positions in the Humanitarian field

 

ENTITY:

Gelbasla*

*WK ALUMNUS OWNED 

LOCATION:

Multiple Locations

 

DETAILS:

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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website

 www.gelbasla.com/en

 

Job Opportunities - AFRICA

 

TITLE:

Managing Director

 

ENTITY:

TaRL Africa

 

DETAILS:

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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website:

https://www.teachingattherightlevel.org/tarl-managing-director/

 

 

 

TITLE:

Research Associate Roles

 

ENTITY:

J-PAL Africa

 

LOCATION:

South Africa, multiple locations

 

DETAILS:

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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website

https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/research-associate-roles-south-africa-j-pal-africa-102902

 

 

TITLE:

Research Associate Roles*

 

*Be sure to reference WK in your application

ENTITY:

Consulta – South Africa

 

LOCATION:

Johannesburg, South Africa

 

DETAILS:

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

Experience:

·         Consulting

·         Coding/ data mining/data architecture/statistics

·         Project management

·         Social media

·         Design

·         Research process (start to end)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website

www.consulta.co.za

 

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

 


TITLE:

Senior Data Engineer

 

ENTITY:

Harambee Youth Employment Acceleration

 

LOCATION:

Johannesburg, South Africa

 

DETAILS:

Harambee needs you to help us to store, process and analyse large sets of data plus find solutions to use for maintaining, implementing and monitoring it.

 

You will partner with the Data Engineering Manager on database design and strategy to enable Harambee’s future strategy and technology roadmap.

 

Requirements

·         At least 7 year’s experience in data engineering

·         The relevant qualifications (BCom/BSc/B Tech etc)

·         Be inspired by the work that we do and want to be a part of a team that challenges you to grow and be flexible while making a difference.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Send your CV to

recruitment@harambee.co.za

 

Job Opportunities - ESWATINI

 

TITLE:

Manager Consumer Affairs & Communications

 

ENTITY:

Eswatini Communications Commission

 

LOCATION:

Mbabane,Eswatini

DEADLINE:

July 23, 2019

 

DETAILS:

JOB PURPOSE: To raise awareness and implement a consumer service delivery system by developing and implementing strategies aimed at:

 

• Protecting Consumers, particularly vulnerable groups from exploitation, abuse, and harm.

 

• Informing and shaping stakeholder percep-tions on the Commission and its business goals.

 

• Executing a range of communication materi-als including press releases, media statements and social media posts.

 

PRIMARY TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

• Monitor compliance by service providers on customer care issues such as consumer contracts and Service Level Agreements;

 

• Develop and execute a stakeholder manage-ment strategy

 

• Develop and executive media strategies and a range of communication materials including press releases, media statements and social media posts;

 

• Review and implement frameworks to empower and protect consumers;

 

• Develop and implement a standard consumer complaints reporting and resolution mecha-nism/system;

 

• Carry out consumer satisfaction surveys and produce reports for publication;

 

• Manage the Communications function; and

 

• Lead the development and deployment of external and internal communication initiatives to support the Commissions business.

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALI-FICATIONS:

 

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism and Mass Communication

 

• Valid driver’s license

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

 

• Six (6) years of relevant working experience, in Marketing and Communication, preferably in an ICT related environment

 

• Three (3) years in a managerial position

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Written applications should be emailed to recruitment@sccom.org.sz together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and proof of academic qualifications.

 

Applications should be addressed to;

 

The Human Resources Manager

Eswatini Communications Commission

Sibekelo Building, 4th Floor, North wing,

Mhlambanyatsi Road Mbabane

 

 

 

 

TITLE:

Library Clerk

 

ENTITY:

U.S. Embassy in Eswatini

 

LOCATION:

Ezulwini, Eswatini

 

DEADLINE:

July 23, 2019

 

DETAILS:

The U.S. Mission in Eswatini is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Library Clerk FSN-05 in the Public Diplomacy Section, Information Resource Center.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To Apply click here:

https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms?_ref=v0hscjlnpt0

 

 

 

 

TITLE:

 Managing Director

ENTITY:

Nisela Farms (Pty) Ltd.

LOCATION:

 Eswatini

DEADLINE:

July 31, 2019

DETAILS:

Overview

A large & diverse agricultural business is seeking a Managing Director for its cane, banana and cotton farms, employing +500 people to :-

 

·         Develop and implement the company’s business strategies and plans,

·         Provide strategic advice to the board,

·         Oversee and strengthen staff capabilities,

·         Ensure company policies, SHEQ procedures, and legal guidelines are adhered to.

·         Ensure that the annual budget is in place and adhered to, and

·         Act as the public relations representative of the company.

 

The successful applicant should:-

 

·         Hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a post graduate qualification in business administration/management (or equivalent)

·         Have at least 10 years of experience working in a large farming business,

·         Be familiar with corporate governance and best management practices,

·         Have excellent organizational, leadership, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, and

·         Have outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Interested candidates should send their application letters together with their CVs and proof of academic qualifications to ncedomazi@gmail.com

 

 

Volunteerism

TITLE:

African Union Youth Volunteer Corps 2019/2020

ENTITY:

African Union

LOCATION:

Various Locations

DEADLINE:

July 15, 2019

DETAILS:

Your duties and responsibilities would mainly be to serve the community, organization or institution where you will be deployed. This will be in relation with your field of study or past experience. At present the main areas of focus for AU-YVC are: Education; Health and HIV/ AIDS; Peace and Security; Information and Communications Technology; Business and Youth Entrepreneurship; Agriculture and Environment.

 

During your deployment your overall objective shall remain to bring a lasting and sustainable impact and benefits to your host community/ organization and promote the spirit of volunteerism and values of service.

 

This would require you to demonstrate leadership, discipline and dedication throughout your service and especially during challenging and difficult times.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website

https://www.campusbiz.co.ke/vacancy/african-union-youth-volunteer-corps-2019-2020/?v=518f4a738816

 

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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