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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Andela Looking For An All-female Kenyan Coding Cohort

Are you a hardworking lady? Do you dream of changing the world with software? Do you have a passion for technology? Do you have a passion for improving the lives of your fellow citizens? Or helping to improve the lives of all Africans? Consider applying to the Andela Fellowship, a 4-year, paid opportunity to master the craft of professional software development while working for leading technology companies around the globe. Developers are expected to be tomorrow's most successful leaders both on the continent and around the world.

Andela recruits the most talented developers on the African continent, shapes them into technical leaders, and places them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders.

As a high-performing Andela Developer, you are guaranteed ongoing professional development training and employment with Andela for a period of four years. After the four year program, Andela Developers can be expected to; start their own technology companies, go on to work at other companies seeking employees of the highest caliber, or be hired by Andela to continue their  mission of training 100 thousand young Africans across the continent.

Apply today at https://andela.com/apply and see if you have what it takes!

The application submission deadline is February 15, 2017 .

Wishing you all the best!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Pond’s Fellowship Application 2017

Our world is at a crossroads. We face an unprecedented set of challenges where women and girls bear a disproportionately large part of the burden.
But there is hope.

We see it in the women leaders who – against all odds – continue to generate breakthrough solutions. They are resilient, their vision for the future is bold and the world needs more of them. As we start a new year, Vital Voices and Pond's are joining forces to launch an innovative new fellowship program to empower more of these women.

This groundbreaking opportunity redefines what it means to be a leader, and shines a spotlight on those who have the strength to lead with compassion and empathy.

We need your help in identifying fellowship applicants who have new and daring ideas for transforming the way the world approaches social and environmental challenges. We are looking for creative women heading up organizations and businesses, determined to challenge the status quo.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017, please click here for eligibility guidelines. For further questions or to learn more, contact Emily Goodman, Program Manager for the fellowship.

Cordes Fellowship

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for emerging social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with new, emerging leaders and (c) infuse the collaborative discussions with a diversity of perspectives.
“The Opportunity Collaboration was absolutely stunning! I was awestruck by the great insights on leading a superior management team and how to have good relations with donors, tackled in a brief, concise way. For the first time in my life, I flew in a plane, visited a foreign nation and attended a high-profile conference. It was a life changing experience. Long live Opportunity Collaboration!” –
Wiclif Otieno, Director, Kito International, Kenya.

Cordes Fellowship Program
Cordes Fellows attend the full Opportunity Collaboration in Ixtapa, Mexico, and take part in all Delegate sessions. “At the Opportunity Collaboration, I honestly learned more in the past few days than in a semester in business school.” — Cynthia Koenig, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Wello, USA.  “From my learnings at Opportunity Collaboration I felt confident that it was time to start sharing my story, so I’m now sharing it across a variety of mediums. Thank you so much once again for the OC opportunity, it really was a personal and professional game changer.” — Adam Braun, Founder & Executive Director, Pencils of Promise, Cambodia.
Eligibility Criteria
Successful Cordes Fellowship applicants are high-impact, innovative, entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organization executives with a demonstrated commitment to economic justice and poverty alleviation. Like all Delegates, Fellows are catalytic leaders who by their actions and accomplishments evidence pragmatic vision, passionate tenacity, multi-sectoral thinking, adaptive leadership skills, non-ideological activism and a strong ethical grounding.
Financial need is a primary consideration. Applicants from both nonprofit and for-profit organizations with adequate resources are less likely to be selected for a Cordes Fellowship.
Applications from Delegates whose organizations, companies or ventures have already attended a prior Opportunity Collaboration will not be considered. Multiple applicants from one organization will not be considered; submit one application for the most senior leader from your institution.
Cordes Fellowship Terms & Conditions
Fellows selected from non-OECD countries (developing economies) receive a $2,950.00 full scholarship, and pay a refundable $250.00 application fee, which is returned after the non-OECD fellows attend the Opportunity Collaboration. Fellows from OECD countries (developed economies) receive a $2,200.00 scholarship.  Fellow pays $750.00 registration for 5-day program, accommodations and meals.
The all-inclusive Cordes Fellowship includes all on-site costs for room-sharing accommodations and meals (5 nights lodging, 3 meals per day), gratuities, airport shuttle, etc. All Fellows are responsible for their own roundtrip airfare; if applicants cannot fund the airfare, they should not apply.
Fellows are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including a travel visa from the Mexican government, if required. The Opportunity Collaboration provides Fellows with a formal invitation letter for use with immigration authorities.
Application Process & Deadlines
Applications for 2017 Cordes Fellowships are accepted from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their application by March 31, 2017.
To apply, submit the following three items by email to Fellowship@OpportunityCollaboration.net before January 31, 2017:
1) Cordes Fellowship Application Form CLICK HERE to download PDF version or CLICK HERE to download Word version.
2) Personal Resume
3) Organizational Financial Statement or Balance Sheet
Once notified of a scholarship award, a Fellow has thirty (30) days to accept the Cordes Fellowship by registering at the Opportunity Collaboration website. Fellows from OECD countries pay a non-refundable $750.00 registration fee. Fellows from non-OECD countries pay a $250.00 application fee which is refunded after the non-OECD Fellow attends the Opportunity Collaboration.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Learning exchange at the UN, Geneva

CIVICUS is offering one learning exchange opportunity for an African based individual to be based and involved with activities at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. This opportunity is sponsored by Irish Aid, focused on Strengthening the Voice of African Civil Society and human rights defenders in the international human rights system.
The opportunity is time based, starting on the 27th Feb 2017 – 27th May 2017
This opportunity serves to:
·         Familiarise the candidate with the United Nations system and bring information pertaining to African civil society to the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, and Special Procedures, (Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups are part of Special Procedures);
·         Assist in the preparation of reports or statements and help to coordinate engagement during the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, 27 February – 24 March, the 119th session of the Human Rights Committee, 6 – 29 March, and the 27th UPR session, 1 - 12 May; and
·         Assist to organise side meetings for CIVICUS and partners with relevant officials from the OHCHR, particular Officers supporting the Special Rapporteurs, Governments with permanent missions in Geneva and NGO partners with permanent representatives in Geneva.
Who you are
You are passionate about Human Rights and dream of becoming the new voice in Africa. You see this as an opportunity to further your dream and the advancement of civil society and human rights, especially in Africa, an opportunity to understand the processes and get to know and meet the actors in these. You will act as a bridge between civil society actors in Africa and Special Procedures as well as other human rights mechanisms, gathering, preparing and presenting reports on human rights issues thus keeping information affecting the region on the horizon at the UN through key engagements.
You will be based in Geneva for the 3 months of this learning opportunity.
Who we are
CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. We strive to promote marginalised voices, especially from the Global South, and have members in more than 170 countries throughout the world. Since 1993, we have been dedicated to enhancing the rights, freedoms, health and vitality of civil society as a whole. We’re also a global team, using new technologies to connect us around the world.  We’re passionate about what we do. We share links to provocative articles and talk about what they mean to us. The highlight of our week is having an impassioned conversation with an activist or social change group about what’s happing in the world around us.
·         We work for civil society, protecting and growing `civic space’ – the freedoms of expression, association and assembly - that allow citizens and organisations to speak out, organise and take action.
·         We monitor, research and analyse global events and trends that impact civil society.
·         We strengthen civil society by bringing it together to generate and share knowledge, to improve its working and to act collectively. 
·         We work to ensure that civil society voices are heard. To achieve impact we communicate, campaign and advocate.
·         Be part of the leading global alliance of civil society organisations and activists.
·         Be part of a global, highly effective team, driven by civil society.
·         Grow and be challenged by the dynamic responses to our ever-changing world.
·         Global outlook with meaningful content and the passion and drive to make a change wherever you are.
Required qualifications and competencies:
A degree in Human Rights, International Affairs or a related field;
Experience of working with human rights community in one or more African countries and a thorough knowledge of regional human rights issues within Africa;
Fluency in English is essential, French would be an advantage; 
Demonstrated professionalism, diplomatic skills and analytical diligence;
Willingness to travel to Geneva for three months.
Location:              Geneva, Switzerland
Start date:            27 February 2017 – 27  March 2017
Remuneration:    Accommodation in Geneva, round trip airfare and a stipend of €600 a month to cover living costs.
Duration:            3 months
To apply, please submit:
·  A motivational letter;
·  A detailed CV; and
·  Contact details of three current references.
 To jobs@civicus.org by 20th January 2017.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.


2017 MILEAD FELLOWS PROGRAM- For Young African Women Leaders
 Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) hereby announces its annual call for applications for the 2017 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders. 

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African female leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their communities and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.
The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application.
Please note that this one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.
We invite you to share this application information with emerging African women leaders in your network who have the passion and potential to help transform the continent.
How to Apply: Applications are available online at www.moremiinitiative.org or by request via email. Download the full 2017 Application Package and Forms below.
Completed application forms must be submitted along with a CV and two recommendation lettersAll applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email.
The application deadline is: Wednesday 15th March 2017.
For more information, visit: www.moremiinitiative.org or Join us @www.facebook.com/MoremiAfrica or contact the MILEAD Program Coordinator
GHANA: Email: partners@moremiinitiative.org    Tel:  +233 302 50701+233 242 901222 USA: Tel: +1 510 648 1021 | +1 917.327.5235

Monday, January 9, 2017

World Bank Group Recruitment Drive

The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at attracting qualified candidates to fill positions in selected areas. Employment opportunities will be in various technical areas and professional streams for talented and diverse young and mid-career professionals.

A career with the World Bank Group offers a unique and exciting opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals who have a passion for international development. As a staff member at the Bank Group, you will get the opportunity to contribute to the effort to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
World Bank Group staff work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others in developing countries, assisting people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of development projects. In addition to strong technical competencies, ideal candidates must have a demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and be fluent in English with very good writing and communication skills. Positions may be based in Washington, D.C. or in a regional office.
Most of the positions require a Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Please see description of each of the positions below to find the exact requirements.
All CVs and resumes must be received by January 21, 2017. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Qualified candidates will be interviewed beginning February 2017.
The World Bank group values diversity and encourages all qualified individuals, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Specifically, women, persons with disabilities, Caribbean nationals, and Sub-Saharan Africans are encouraged to apply.
The World Bank Group offers a total reward package that includes competitive salary, retirement plan, life insurance, medical benefits, paid leave, mobility support, accidental death protection, and financial assistance.

To apply to any position, please click the vacancies below.