Thursday, July 23, 2015

African Development Bank Jobs - 7/23/2015

UN Young Professionals Programme - July 2015

What is the UN Young Professionals Programme?
The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.
Who can apply?
Any Citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania is eligible to apply and participate in this year’s programme. Successfully candidates will have to attend an annual recruitment TYPP examination which is held once a year. Tanzania is among the participating countries in this exercise.
Basic application criteria:
  1. You must be a Tanzanian Citizen
  2. You must be a holder of a University Degree relevant for the job entry you are applying for
  3. You must be 32 or younger by the end of the examination date ( 15 December 2015)
  4. Fluent in either English or French
What you need to do
Interested applicant should Visit a link bellow for further detailed instruction including a creation of a personal profile for your applicationhttps:/
The opportunities are open from May to December, on the following schedule.
May-July:Administration and Finance
July-October:Legal Affairs and Public Information
October-December:Social Affairs and Statistics
Interested Candidates must apply ONLY ONCE in the area of your qualification/choice.
The Examination centers
The Center for Foreign Relations (CFR) at Kurasini Dar Es Salaam has been designated as the examination center for Tanzanians and other eligible candidates. Examination will be held the 15th December, 2015. Tanzanians living abroad can also participate in the examinations centers that are open in other countries. Visit the YPP page regularly for updates. Tanzanians with questions can visit the YPP home page above or email you question to one of these the and

2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards

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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who funds the awards?
The Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work is funded by the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
How many awards are given each year?
Four finalists from each region are selected (16 overall). From these finalists, one from each region will be chosen to receive a Regional Commonwealth Award. An overall Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2016 will be decided from among the four regional award winners.
What will the winners receive?
Grants are awarded to advance the development work of finalists.
The sixteen regional finalists will receive a £1,000 grant, a trophy and a certificate. The four regional winners will receive an additional £2,000, a trophy, and a certificate. The overall Commonwealth award winner, or Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, will receive £5,000 in total, a trophy and a certificate. The 16 finalists will be invited to receive their awards at an official ceremony in London.
Who is eligible to be nominated for the award?
Nominees must be aged between 15 and 29 years (as of 31 December 2016), and come from a Commonwealth member country.
How will I know if my nomination has been received?
We will respond to each nomination received with a confirmation email.
How will award winners be notified?
Award winners will be contacted directly. We will aim to inform all nominees of the status of their applications.
What if I do not know the contact details of the person I am nominating?
Please make every effort to provide as much contact information as possible. We require at least an email address and telephone number so we may contact your nominee, especially if they are shortlisted for an award.
How can I submit additional information on nominees?
Additional information can be uploaded through the online entry form.
Should I mail or fax my nomination form?
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
Who will decide the winners?
Winners are chosen by the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, representatives of Commonwealth governments (through High Commissions), Commonwealth civil society and youth leaders.
For more information please contact:
The Coordinator
Commonwealth Youth Awards
Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House
Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX, United Kingdom
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DFID Entry Scheme for Advisers (DESA)

Can you help DFID to rise to the challenge of reducing world poverty? DFIDis launching a 3rd round of the DFID Entry Scheme for Advisers (DESA). This is a great opportunity to join DFID and progress a career in development as a DFID adviser.
The scheme enables DFID to recruit and develop the right people and offer them the opportunity to develop into effective DFID advisers in their chosen field of expertise. The 3 year DESA programme combines development placements in DFID offices in the UK and overseas with coaching and other structured learning. UK placements will be in either our London Headquarters in Whitehall or Scottish Headquarters in Abercrombie House, East Kilbride, near Glasgow. If successful you will be expected to take up your UK placement in either location as determined by DFID. DESA providesDFID with a pipeline of people with the right mix of operational experience and policy competence to function effectively in a range of exciting and challenging roles as specialist advisers on international development.
Places are available in the following professional groups in this 3rd round: Evaluation, Governance, Humanitarian, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Private Sector Development and Social Development
The scheme is looking for people with:
  • talent, commitment and a passion for development; a willingness and ability to work in countries where DFID posts prove consistently difficult to fill
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification (Master’s Degree, PhD) or equivalent
  • some relevant work experience in a relevant development field
We are also recruiting experienced professionals to join a pool of Private Sector Development (PSD) Advisers who we can call upon to fill permanent or fixed term PSD positions that arise over the next 12 months.
Closing date for applications: 1 September 2015 at 12 Noon GMT.

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