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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Call for NEF Ambassadors

Call for NEF Ambassadors
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is working to build a targeted team of 54 young Ambassadors, one from each African country, to participate in the NEF Global Gathering in 2016, champion African science, technology, engineering and math globally and become part of the growing NEF community.
Check out their website for more information on the NEF Country Ambassador Benefits and Responsibilities here http://nef.org/ambassadors/
Conditions of Eligibility
·        42 years of age or less as of 31 December, 2015
·        Resident of an African country
·        A history of leadership and engagement in the community
·        Advanced studies or professional certificates, personal projects, demonstrated entrepreneurial achievements and similar work – a Doctorate is not required
·        Applicants are encouraged from all fields of science, including basic sciences, STEM, health and social science fields
·        Demonstrated passion for raising Africa’s profile in science and/or social science
·        An active profile in the community of work/study and/or online including social media
·        Able to clearly communicate to an audience in English or French
To find out more on the selection guidelines and process check out http://nef.org/ambassadors/
The selection process will aim for the following:
·        At least 40 percent of selected NEF Ambassadors are women
·        At most one NEF Ambassador from each African country
Process Opens: 15 July 2015
Deadline: before midnight GMT on 31 August 2015


JCCP is a non-governmental organization established in 1999 in Japan, with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and field offices in Nairobi, Kenya and in Juba, South Sudan. JCCP’s mission is to contribute to global peace and security by building human capacity for conflict prevention and peace-building: specializing in capacity building of NGOs and civil society, community security, experts’ training in peacekeeping operations, peace-building for civilians, police and military, protection of vulnerable people, education and livelihood support.

JCCP’s Representative Office in Nairobi, Kenya seeks to engage an Intern for a period of 6 months. The Intern will work with the project team and will assist in field work as well as in managing hard data collected in the field and entering it into the database.

·         Pursuing or just completed a minimum of diploma or degree in a community work or related course;
·         Ability to work with community especially in the informal settlement;
·         Ability to read handwritten scripts;
·         Fluency in English and Swahili;
·         Good command of computer applications, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access and Microsoft Outlook;
·         Self motivated and ability to beat deadlines; and
·         A team player with ability to build and maintain relationships with supervisors, colleagues and partners.
Application Procedure
Please send a cover letter, a detailed CV with contact details of three references to 
The email application should be marked as 'Application for Internship' in the subject. Deadline for Application is 7thAugust 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

For more info check out http://www.jccp.or.jp/english/

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Commonwealth Youth Awards Nominations 2016

Do you know a young person making a positive difference in your community or country?
Nominations are open for the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. These awards recognise inspiring young people whose development work has had a significant impact on people and communities in their country or region.
We are looking for young people aged 15 to 29 years, whose development work demonstrates the Commonwealth’s Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment, to:
·         Promote youth participation in decision making
·         Promote economic empowerment of young people
·         Take action for equality between young women and young men
·         Promote peaceful and democratic environment in which human rights flourish
·         Provide quality education for all
·         Improve access to information and communication technology
·         Promote health, development and values through sport and culture
·         Engage young people to protect the environment.
Criteria for nomination
Individuals are able to nominate themselves or can be nominated by someone who is able to vouch for the legitimacy of the nominee’s development work. The nominee must meet the following criteria:
·         The nominee must have been engaged in their development work for more than 12 months either in a professional or voluntary capacity
·         The nominee must be from a Commonwealth member country
·         The development work must be ongoing and in a Commonwealth member country
·         The nominee should not be older than 29 on 31 December 2016
·         Nominees should give permission for their names to be put forward (if nominated by someone else).
·         Award winners and finalists must agree to take part in publicity and activities generated by the Commonwealth.
·         The development work can be within any number of areas, including agriculture, skills training, arts and culture, environment protection, education, health and well-being, human rights, information and communications technology, journalism and many more areas including sport, science and sustainability.
Nomination Process
Applications open 6 July 2015 and close 31 August 2015. Complete the online nomination form to submit a nomination.
You will be required to provide:
·         Details about yourself
·         Details about the person you are nominating (if nominating someone)
·         The reasons you think the nominee (or you, if you are nominating yourself) deserves to win
·         A description of the development work and how it makes a positive difference to the lives of others.
Awards will be decided on the basis of:
·         Quality of impact
·         Level of innovation/fresh approaches to problem-solving
·         Quality of achievement
·         Quality of the evidence provided
·         Sustainability: building capacity of future generations to meet their own needs.
Nominations can only be received via the online form or by email. If you are having problems with the online form, you may cut and paste the information into a word document and send as an attachment to youth@commonwealth.int