Author Archives: Admin

Peace Corps Togo Internship Program: October – November – December 2018

Jul 11, 18
Admin

The Peace Corps Togo internship program offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the operations of Peace Corps, while gaining valuable experience in an organization. Interns at Peace Corps Togo will have real responsibility and real work for a duration of three months. This internship period may be renewed for an additional three months (for a maximum of six months) depending upon need and performance of the intern.

Eligible candidates will be technical school or university students in excellent standing preparing to enter their final year or to graduate in 2018. Candidates will be selected based on the final recruitment interview results. The internships will be unpaid; however, interns will receive a stipend of 20,000 cfa a month as a contribution toward the cost of transportation. Interested candidates should follow the application instructions below.

Open to: All interested end-of study students
Position: Internship
Opening date: July 10, 2018
Closing date: July 24, 2018
Duration: Initially, 3 months (beginning in October, 2018)

All intern applicants should submit the following documents to jobs@tg.peacecorps.gov, no later than July 24, 2018.

– Cover letter with desired field of internship,
– Curriculum Vitae,
– Valid police record (casier judiciaire datant de moins de trois mois) ,
– Copies of diploma(s).

NB: Failure to submit all the required documents will result in an incomplete application.

Minimum qualifications for all positions include :

• Near to completion of a relevant course of studies (BAC +3)
• Ability to communicate in French and English, both written and spoken
• Ability to manage varied activities in a fast-paced work environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multicultural environment
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)

Please indicate which position(s) you are most interested in when you submit your application. If there are more than one, please rank them in order of interest.

The available internships as well as specific selection criteria and general responsibilities for the positions are available here for your downloading.

START Vacancy: Administrative Assistant

Mar 26, 18
Admin

Organization Overview

We provide opportunities for training, research, education and networking that strengthen scientific skills and inspire leadership for advancing solutions to critical sustainability challenges.  For the past 25 years, our programs have provided scientists in Africa and Asia with skills, resources and networking opportunities. Because of START’s efforts, thousands of program alumni are now creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable world.

Position Overview 

The Administrative Assistant is an entry-level position that provides general and financial support of day-to-day operations that strengthen START’s programs, activities, and organizational well-being. Roles include booking and reconciling travel, addressing daily office operational needs, and other duties as assigned.  Specifically, this person would provide significant support to our NASA-funded GOFC GOLD program by helping book flights, accommodations, and other travel logistics for the project’s many participants.

This is a unique opportunity as the staff work fully remotely, with only the Executive Director maintaining an office at a downtown Washington, DC, co-working space.  While this position would also be remote, they would be expected to work in the office with the Executive Director and other staff on average three days per week.

Specific responsibilities for this position:

  • Provide significant support in booking travel (including flights, hotels, and meeting spaces) for program events, especially the NASA-funded GOFC GOLD trainings
  • Engage in general administrative and clerical support
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence
  • Book travel for staff and program participants, including attendees at various international conferences managed by START
  • Prepare the monthly financial files for review by the Director of Finance and external accountants
  • Develop and maintain a filing system that is efficient and usable for remote staff
  • Scan all documents into online filing system
  • Update social media accounts as needed in collaboration with the Communications Specialist
  • Submit and reconcile travel and expense reports
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Pay bills and process payments to vendors

Specific requirements:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Attention to detail and problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work across cultures
  • Proficiency in office programs (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Familiarity with general budgeting, financial reporting and accounting principles

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contacts of at least three (3) professional references to to jobs@start.org no later than April 2, 2018.  References will not be contacted without the knowledge of the candidate.

Visiting fellowship for East African social scientists

Mar 26, 18
Admin
, ,

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. The EASST Collaborative invites African researchers to apply for a 4- month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2018 (September – December), or Spring 2019 (January – May).

To be eligible, researchers must be residents of an East African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, or Uganda) and hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in East Africa. Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD. Researchers from economics, epidemiology, statistics, and other quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. We will give preference to researchers interested in infectious diseases, agriculture, and digital financial inclusion. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

For this round, the application deadline is: 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time on Friday, 30 March 2018.

More information: http://www.easst-collaborative.org/opportunities.html

Source: Start

Graduate Study Programme – United Nations Office at Geneva – July 2018: application opens.

Feb 05, 18
Admin

Graduate Study Programme

The 56th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2 to 13 July 2018. The GSP theme for 2018 will be:

” HUMAN RIGHTS AT A CROSSROADS: WHERE WE STAND IN 2018 “ 

Background

The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.

Each year, as part of the educational outreach programmes undertaken by the United Nations, the Information Service at Geneva organizes the Graduate Study Programme. This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

The 56th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the Palais des Nations from 2 to 13 July 2018. It will comprise lectures given by senior members of the United Nations and the Geneva-based specialized agencies. The GSP theme for 2018 will be:

Human rights at a crossroads: where we stand in 2018

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But in this milestone year, human rights violations are part of major humanitarian and political crises. At the same time, international scrutiny over human rights issues, carried out via multilateral human rights mechanisms, has never been stronger. And the breadth and depth of the international human rights system’s focus has been expanding to address topics and communities which have not always received the attention they deserved: from gender-based violence and LGBTI rights, to the human rights of refugees and migrants, as well as challenges to human rights posed by the digital age and by climate change. Finally, we have a universal roadmap for development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is premised on a foundation of human rights. Human rights are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda and of every one of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This is why implementing the SDGs requires institutional reform at the international and national levels, to truly mainstream human rights.

Participants will form working groups to study issues related to the various dimensions of this theme, under the guidance of United Nations experts. They will be provided with selected documents and publications on the theme under discussion.

Important: language requirements for the GSP:

The majority of the sessions will be held in English, therefore absolute fluency in English is essential. As several sessions will be held in French, solid working knowledge of French is also required.

How to apply:

The students invited to attend this programme will be selected on the basis of their academic experience and motivation, with due regard to equitable geographical and gender distribution. The age limit for application is 32 years of age.

Students interested in the 2018 Graduate Study Programme must submit their application ONLINE until 2 March 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.

The application form is to be filled in on our website, accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s passport, a letter of recommendation (in English or French only) from a university or governmental authority, proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a Master’s degree programme or a postgraduate degree programme (or equivalent) and university diplomas obtained.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Once selected, successful candidates will be asked ahead of time to provide a medical certificate attesting good health and proof of medical insurance coverage in Switzerland at the time of the GSP (these two documents will be only be accepted by us in English or French). Applications from those already employed full time professionally cannot be considered.

Candidates will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by mid-April 2018. Participation in the programme is free. The United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards the travel costs and residential expenses of participants. Governments or universities may offer grants to selected candidates. Candidates should seek advice from their universities on this point.

Information on the selection process

The participants in the Graduate Study Programme are selected by a Selection Committee that is composed of officials of the United Nations Office at Geneva with various background and professional experience.

The Selection Committee is guided by the following criteria:

  • Academic background
  • Geographical balance
  • Gender balance
  • Good knowledge of the two working languages of the Programme (English and French)
  • Usefulness of the Programme for the career of the applicant

In order to give the largest number of students the possibility to participate in the Programme, applicants who have already participated in previous editions of the Graduate Study Programme will not considered by the Committee.

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The Selection Committee does not disclose the motivation of its choices. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

Read More…

Image Analysis (PhD Position) (Gatersleben, Deutschland)

Jan 02, 18
Admin

The Image Analysis group of the Molecular Genetics department at IPK Gatersleben deals with development of computational methods for
quantitative phenotyping of crop plants using multimodal and
multidimensional image data. The scope of our research activities includes image preprocessing, segmentation, registration, feature extraction, data integration and visualization.

We are looking for motivated PhD students with a degree in informatics, mathematics, physics or similar educational background and previous experience of working on signal/image processing, computer vision,
spatial-temporal modeling and/or machine learning applications. Good programming skills in one or more scientific programing languages (Matlab/Octave, C/C++, Phyton, Java, R, shell scripting) are mandatory.

The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to work in a state-or-the-art scientific environment on the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of biological image analysis and quantitative species phenotyping.

Gross salary will be up to E13 TV-L depending on qualification, experience and family situation.

Please, forward your application as a single PDF including a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and references to e.gladilin@ipk-gatersleben.de.

For further inquiries please contact

Evgeny Gladilin
e.gladilin@ipk-gatersleben.de
IPK Gatersleben
Gatersleben, Deutschland

Job Opportunity: Henry Arnhold Fellows Program – Mulago Foundation

Oct 19, 17
Admin

The Mulago Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Henry Arnhold Fellows Program!

Background

The Mulago Foundation identifies ~8 social entrepreneurs in conservation and equip them with tools to (1) design high-impact scalable models for better, faster conservation outcomes; and, (2) build the organizations to deliver them at scale. The one-year fellowship is a mix of an award ($100,000 unrestricted) as well as support, mentorship and connections.

The Annual Design Course

The Fellow’s course, held 6-9 June 2018, brings Fellows and faculty together for an intensive week to work on design for maximum impact and scalability. Held in a retreat center on the coast in Bolinas, California, the course gives Fellows the rare opportunity to focus completely on their ideas and a systematic way to apply them.

For more information on qualifications and the nomination process, please click here.

You can send nominations to conservation@mulagofoundation.org.

Announcement for DV-2019 Entrants

Oct 19, 17
Admin

Dear Diversity Visa Program entrant:

Please check www.dvlottery.state.gov for an important announcement regarding your Diversity Visa Program entry.

Remember, only internet sites that end with the “.gov” domain suffix are official U.S. government websites.  Many other websites (e.g., with the suffixes “.com,” “.org,” or “.net”) provide immigration and visa-related information and services.  The Department of State does not endorse, recommend, or sponsor any information or material on these other websites.  The Department of State, KCC, or any other U.S. government entity will never ask you to send money via email or request that you reply with personal information.  The only fee associated with the DV program will be paid at the time of your interview.

U.S. Department of State.

Master’s Degree Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

Oct 19, 17
Admin
, , , , , ,

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA SCHOLARSHIPGlobal Human Development Logo

Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Human Development Program (GHD) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is excited to announce a full tuition scholarship for a master’s-level student from sub-Saharan Africa, made possible through the generous support of the William and Catherine McGurn Family.

The Global Human Development Program is a two year, full-time master’s degree that encompasses an innovative skills-based curriculum with built-in opportunities for experiential learning. The curriculum covers core courses including the economics of development, international political economy, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, finance and budgeting, and management.

In addition to the curriculum, students apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom to three different professional work experiences: the summer field project (a fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement); an internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and the capstone project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).

As GHD is a practitioner-focused program, competitive applicants must have at least two years of experience working in international development or a related field. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrollment.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application materials:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Supplemental data sheet
  • Official transcripts and test scores (GREs and TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Three letters of recommendation

The scholarship will be awarded based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline for admission is January 15.

1 PhD Position in chemical clues and insect attack research, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Jun 09, 17
Admin

The Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for

1 PhD Position in chemical clues and insect attack research (65 % E 13 TV-L)

 

within the new Research Training Group (RTG) 2300 ‘Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning’, starting on October 1, 2017. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.

The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group addresses ecosystem functioning of mixed forests. One possibility to meet the challenge of contrasting societal demands in forest management may be to establish mixed forest stands composed of locally occurring native tree species and highly productive tree species growing outside of their native range. Here we focus on European temperate forests. In more detail European beech forests and mixtures of European beech (Fagus sylvatica, native in Europe) and Norway spruce (Picea abies, native in Europe) and European beech and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, non-native in Europe) will be studied. It is hypothesized that mixtures of European beech with conifers show higher functional diversity than pure European beech stands, resulting in changing ecosystem functioning.

The Research Training Group offers an aspiring academic environment of joint supervision and a structured study program, consisting of methodologically oriented interdisciplinary research seminars, skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program for female PhD students. It involves working groups from silviculture and forest botany, plant ecology, soil sciences, animal ecology, zoology and wildlife sciences, forest modelling and spatial and temporal statistics. For more information, please visit www.uni- goettingen.de/rtg2300. The advertised position is located in the forest zoology group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Schütz (www.uni-goettingen.de/en/67062.html).

The subproject to the RTG is entitled ‘Chemical clues and insect attack in mixed versus pure stands’. The goal of this subproject is to characterize the impact of environmental conditions on the response trait “VOC pattern” of single trees and the resulting effect trait “semiochemical diversity” for attraction of and colonization by herbivorous insects in pure and mixed stands.

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have completed a very good M.Sc. degree (minimum 2.0 on the German grade scale or equivalent) in natural sciences, forest sciences, or a related field with skills/knowledge in ecological concepts, statistics, chemical ecology and ecological fieldwork. Fluency in English is required, as well as the willingness of foreign applicants to learn some German.

The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Further, the University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

To apply for this position, please upload your application via the online application site https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uzbl/rtg2300.nsf/job_applications. Further application details are available on that webpage. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2017.

Contact: provisional coordinator Prof. Dr. Michael Bredemeier (coordination.rtg2300@uni-goettingen.de)

PhD position in seedling development research at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Jun 09, 17
Admin

The Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for

1 PhD position in seedling development research (65% E 13 TVL)

 

within the new Research Training Group (RTG) 2300 ‘Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning’, starting on October 1, 2017. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.

The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group addresses ecosystem functioning of mixed forests. One possibility to meet the challenge of contrasting societal demands in forest management may be to establish mixed forest stands composed of locally occurring native tree species and highly productive tree species growing outside of their native range. Here we focus on European temperate forests. In more detail European beech forests and mixtures of European beech (Fagus sylvatica, native in Europe) and Norway spruce (Picea abies, native in Europe) and European beech and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, non-native in Europe) will be studied. It is hypothesized that mixtures of European beech with conifers show higher functional diversity than pure European beech stands, resulting in changing ecosystem functioning.

The Research Training Group offers an aspiring academic environment of joint supervision and a structured study program, consisting of methodologically oriented interdisciplinary research seminars, skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program for female PhD students. It involves working groups from silviculture and forest botany, plant ecology, soil sciences, animal ecology, zoology and wildlife sciences, forest modelling and spatial and temporal statistics. For more information, please visit www.uni- goettingen.de/rtg2300. The advertised position is located in the forest structure and forest regeneration   group   of   Dr.   Peter   Annighöfer   (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/96047.html).

The subproject of the RTG is titled ‘Resource availability and seedling establishment’. The main goal of this subproject is to quantitatively assess the impact of mature tree species composition and density, and of soil properties on tree seedling establishment, growth and biomass partitioning, i.e. studying indicative response traits of the seedlings to a varying above- and belowground resource availability.

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have completed a very good M.Sc. degree (minimum 2.0 on the German grade scale or equivalent) in ecological sciences, biological sciences, forest sciences, or a related field with skills/knowledge in ecological concepts, statistics, programming and ecological fieldwork. Fluency in English is required, as well as the willingness of foreign applicants to learn some German.

The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Further, the University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

To apply for this position, please upload your application via the online application site https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uzbl/rtg2300.nsf/job_applications. Further application details are available on that webpage. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2017.

Contact: provisional coordinator Prof. Dr. Michael Bredemeier (coordination.rtg2300@uni-goettingen.de)

Flyer