Young Professionals Program (YPP), AfDB

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. We attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its regional member countries.

We expect to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2018 cohort.  https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/

 

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Varied list of opportunities from CIHA

Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa

List of Upcoming Opportunities: September 2017

http://www.cihablog.com/upcoming-opportunities-september-2017/

There are several exciting calls for proposals/applications/nominations with upcomingdeadlines that wed like to bring to your attentionFor more details and the full listing ofmany more interesting opportunitiesplease check out the Opportunities section hereIf you have a relevant opportunity that you would like addedplease email usat cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.


The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is seeking applications from education professionals that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme. The Programme gathers religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion that will bring the Fellows to Vienna to teach dialogue, become active facilitators and leaders in dialogue and be advocates for peace in their communities. There is a short turn-around time as the deadline for applications is 31 August 2017, midnight (CET). Details can be found here.

The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience. The Fellowship is open by nomination only. More details can be found here.

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA is soliciting proposals for a new intervention on Designing interdisciplinary Humanities/STEM Teaching and Research programs for African universities. The intervention is a response to the continued segmentation in terms of teaching and research of the Humanities from STEM disciplines, while in actual sense; both disciplines seek to find solutions to the same problems, a fact that should call for more synergy and convergence between them. Proposals are due September 10thand details can be found here.

Internships: Sauti Africa

http://sautiafrica.org/sauti-africa-internship-program/

THE PROGRAM

Sauti is a mobile-based trade information and social accountability platform for SMEs engaged in cross-border trade in the East African Community. Our mission is to empower cross-border traders to exercise their rights as citizens of the EAC – able to trade legally, safely and profitably across borders and stand up for their rights with a loud and clear voice.

Our Internship Program provides recent graduates and graduate students each year with an unrivaled opportunity to learn about the internal mechanisms of a social enterprise and to experience life in the vibrant Nairobi startup community. Interns spend 6 months working across the company, serving in a variety of roles in our Nairobi offices and possibly in the field. Each intern reports directly to the Director of Operations. The internship application for our 2017 program is open to citizens of any of the members states of the East African Community (EAC). However, in exceptional circumstances, we are willing to discuss internships for graduates of universities outside the EAC.

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Fellowship for fact-checking journalists

Competitive international fellowship…

Apply for the 2017 International Fact-Checking Network fellowships

By Alexios Mantzarlis • July 24, 2017

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program.

The two fellowships, worth $2,500 each, are aimed at fact-checkers seeking to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country to be exposed to best practices they wish to adopt.

The inaugural fellows worked on automation and fact-checking on television.

These are entirely self-organized fellowships: Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan that includes the duration of their stay and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

In order to qualify, applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources and a commitment to nonpartisanship. Being a verified signatory of the IFCN code of principles is a plus. Freelancers with significant experience in fact-checking (evidence of published work will be required) can also apply.

There is significant flexibility in the acceptable proposals. For example, the funding available through the fellowship can cover several people’s flights or one month’s accommodation for one person. The key aspect is the transfer of organizational knowledge from one fact-checking group to another.

Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth $2,500 each, exceptional projects for which a higher budget is indispensable can apply for $5,000 and be considered.

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Fellowships: Mo Ibrahim Leadership

Application process opening soon…

All the details: http://mo.ibrahim.foundation/fellowships/

Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa. The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa) or the International Trade Centre (Geneva).

Application process

  • Process for 2018 will open on 14 August 2017
  • applications due 15 October 2017
  • successful candidate notified January 2018
  • Fellows start May 2018.

Eligibility criteria

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • master’s degree
  • under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • any additional criteria as set by the host.

Call for applications: Atelier for Young Festival Managers

Fees look to be about 250,000 KES (but perhaps there are scholarships?)

Call for applications: Atelier for Young Festival Managers

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