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Monday, May 16, 2016

ASK Justice Fellowship Opportunity

The ASK Justice initiative contributes to positive policy change to increase access to medicine (A2M) and access to knowledge (A2K). This is done, primarily, by building a strong network of people at Southern and East African universities. We invite applications for a one-month Fellowship, to be spent at our Southern hub, the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, working on the project’s research activities.

Primary responsibilities will include developing a good understanding of the ASK Justice research and contributing to the work, while helping solidify and grow the ASK Justice network via the Open A.I.R. Project’s pan-African network.
The project comprises three interactive themes: Policy Research, Teaching and Public Voice, all of which could be of interest to a Fellow. The Fellow will interact closely with the UCT project leader and affiliated researchers at the Intellectual Property Law and Policy Research Unit at the UCT Faculty of Law.
ASK Justice will provide the Fellow with a subsistence and research stipend of up to ZAR20,500 for the period of the Fellowship, as well as coverage of the cost of return travel between the Fellow’s place of residence and Cape Town, up to a limit of ZAR15,000.
The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. Qualified candidates for the Fellowship will hold a postgraduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in law or another discipline closely connected to IP law and policy. Fluency in English and excellent writing, analytic and communication skills are essential. Proven experience in research, outreach and training activities will be an asset.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please provide a curriculum vitae and copies of your qualification certificates via email to ASK Justice Project Manager Nan Warner at askjusticenan@gmail.com. Also provide a covering letter outlining your qualifications and experience, and how these would support your proposed contributions to the ASK Justice project activities during the Fellowship.
Consideration of applications will begin on 30 April 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
For more information on the ASK Justice project, its team members, its case studies and its implementing and funding partner, please visit and familiarise yourself with the information on the project website, http://ip-unit.org/research-projects/.

Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Call for Application
2016 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Deadline for Applications 31 May 2016

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.
In the framework of the Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this year the Fellowship will be held from 21 November to 9 December 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Participant’s entitlement:
Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.
Who can apply?
  • The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The candidate needs to have sufficient command of the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter of support from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.
Selection Process
The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration.
Please note, that because of the volume of messages, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
How to Apply?
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail to africandescentfellowship@ohchr.org:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
  • Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
  • An Official Letter of Support from the nominating organization or community
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted.
Important: Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: “Application for the 2016 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.”
Name the attached document as follows:
LAST NAME First name – Type of document
Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – Letter of Support.pdf
SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf
Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Central Bank of Kenya Internship

Internship Program
In line with the Central Bank’s mandate of maintaining stability and fostering a stable financial system, the Bank is launching a CBK Internship Program (CBKIP) that seeks to develop a pool of young talent adequately exposed to central banking and commercial banking operations. After the planned six (6) months’ internship program, the candidates will be ready to be absorbed in the job market.

Internship Objective
The objective of the CBKIP is to develop young talents to take up immense employment opportunities in the Kenyan Banking and Financial Sector. The Internship Program will also provide an opportunity to gain on- the- job experience, expand knowledge, refine career goals and build professional network, mentors and contacts.
Basic Requirements
  1. A first degree from a recognized university in the following disciplines: Finance, Economics, Accounting, Microfinance, Management Sciences, Law or related discipline or a Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  2. Be a Kenyan youth between 21 to 29 years of age; and
  3. Provide recommendation/reference letter from the university attended.
Personal Attributes 
  • Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be goal oriented, dynamic, passionate and self-starter
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to solve problems
  • A person of integrity 
  • A well rounded individual 
  • Should possess strong analytical skills 
  • Must be computer literate.

If you meet the above criteria, visit this page to apply (before 15th May 2016): https://internship.centralbank.go.ke 
Please Note: 
  1. The Bank WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the program.
  2. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered; and 
  3. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Bank is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing, directly or indirectly, will result to disqualification.