Bolivia (Plurinational State of): Youth Leadership Team

Organization: Canada World Youth
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

THE ROLE

The Youth Leadership Team (YLT) is a group of Canadian Volunteers that will work together to strengthen and energise the 12 EQWIP HUBs in Bolivia, Peru, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania or Indonesia. YLTs will work closely with local youth at the HUB to help enhance their connections and entry-points to the project and articulate youth experiences, with the goal of promoting lively, energized, knowledge-driven and youth-friendly spaces. The YLTs will report directly to the Hub Coordinator with technical support provided by the Knowledge and Learning Manager (KLM) and operational day-to-day support provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. Informed and driven by youth experiences and input, the YLT will work collaboratively by building youth-friendly HUB spaces and by encouraging youth contribution to project knowledge and learning. As a YLT participant, you are a young professional (age 20-24) with a passion for youth livelihoods, learning, monitoring and evaluation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Research youth experiences and perspectives through surveys, focus groups and interviews

· Transfer data into information that can be used to improve the youth experience (data processing, analysis, story-writing, infographics, video, newsletters etc)

· Share youth experiences articulated in the research with local stakeholders, project staff, youth, volunteers and other HUBs

· Based on the input and perspectives gathered from youth, develop and implement a plan to offer creative after-hours activities and events that complement their training experience

· Using an evidence-based approach relating to country-context and youth feedback, improve HUB spaces to raise the profile of the HUB and the project to attract youth participants

QUALIFICATIONS

· Background in social science, international development, business, communications or related field

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for this position, including strong writing and oral skills and a collaborative team approach

· Experience working with youth is strongly preferred

· Cross-cultural experience is preferred

· Experience with training or facilitation is an asset

How to apply:

http://eqwiphubs.org/placements/youth-leadership-teams/

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United Republic of Tanzania: Policy Advocacy Volunteer

Organization: Asylum Access
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Policy Advocacy Position Description

Asylum Access Tanzania active seeks applications from well-prepared candidates with impeccable writing skills and a passion for social justice for the Policy Advocacy position. Following an intensive training program in international and domestic refugee law and response, VAs are given the opportunity to engage with asylum law in the Tanzanian administrative system, help refugees assert their full scope of rights, train refugee community leaders and participate in local, regional, and international policy advocacy.

Policy Advocacy Position Responsibilities

Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Assist the Country Director in the implementation of policy advocacy strategy of AATZ

  • Participate in local, regional and global networks to ensure the strengthening of AATZ goals

  • Help in advising governmental and international organisms to apply public policy and meet established national and international standards as well as pressure them to improve and develop new standards

  • Assist in the update and monitoring of the Annual Plan of AATZ

  • Assist on initial setup NETWORKS upon which AATZ is involved.

Required Qualifications:

  • A degree in law or public policy or international studies or human rights or refugee rights or other relevant master’s programs

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive

  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, Ms Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a non-profit setting with limited resources

  • Strong research, writing and communication skills

  • Strong initiative and ability to take ownership of projects, manage multiple deadlines, and work effectively with a high attention to detail **

Location:

This position is based out of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for the entire duration of the commitment

Hours and duration:

This is a full-time, unpaid volunteer position requiring a minimum commitment of 6 months. Candidates with the ability to provide 1-year commitment will be preferred.

How to apply:

  1. Interested candidates can send in the resume, cover letter and a concise writing sample to apply@asylumaccess.org with “Policy Advocacy – Tanzania” on the subject line

  2. Please specify the duration of your availability and the proposed start date in the application. (Example: Available to volunteer for 6 months starting Oct 2017)

Please note that all Asylum Access VA positions are unpaid; we are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. If selected, VAs are responsible for obtaining their visa and work permit.

Asylum Access takes protection & safeguarding extremely seriously. Employment is subject to our Child & Vulnerable Adult protection standards including where possible, background checks. Adherence to our Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, volunteers, and interns.

Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer

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United Republic of Tanzania: Postdoctoral Researcher

Organization: APOPO
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

APOPO is a Belgian NGO that has developed an innovative method using African giant pouched rats, nicknamed “HeroRATs”, to detect landmines and tuberculosis using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO’s Head Office is based in Morogoro, Tanzania. For more information about APOPO, please check out the website at www.apopo.org.

To further advance our internal organisation, APOPO is currently seeking inquisitive and motivated Post-doctoral researchers to join our research team conducting basic and applied research with global impact relevant to the scent detection abilities of the HeroRATs.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, biology, or other related field.

Keen attention to detail and a solid track record of original scientific research are required. Candidates with prior experience examining olfactory learning or discrimination behavior in rodents are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will work closely with APOPO’s training and research team at our headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania where opportunities for research related to our ongoing operations in landmine and TB detection also exist.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

ROLE PURPOSE

  1. To assist in the design, execution, and analysis of research studies intended to further advance APOPO as a centre of excellence in animal scent detection;

  2. To assist in the publication of manuscripts describing APOPO’s research findings;

  3. To assist in presenting APOPO’s work at appropriate scientific conferences;

  4. To assist in writing and submitting proposals seeking funds to support APOPO’s research and activities;

  5. To assist in using the scientific method to develop and evaluate operational scent-detection systems of humanitarian value;

  6. To provide support to APOPO’s management and research teams;

  7. To build research and scientific capacity by training other APOPO staff members.

EDUCATION

Profile:

Doctoral degree relevant to Discrimination Learning and Scent Detection by Rats

EXPERIENCE

Profile:

  • 3-10 years of experience in conducting behavioral research

  • 3-10 years of experience in supervising research

  • Experience in securing funds to support research

  • Familiarity with scientific manuscript preparation and publication process

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate, monitor, and support basic research projects

  • Assist with designing, executing, and supervising the relevant research, including development of SOPs and training protocols;

  • Regularly monitor, analyze, and report progress and results;

  • Actively participate in R&D meetings by engaging in discussions, which may be related to: Experimental design, trouble-shooting performance, apparatus design, data analysis, manuscript preparation, conference attendance, current literature review, etc.;

  • Identify and recommend opportunities for staff capacity building;

  • Conduct skills training seminars with assistance from management and other research team members;

  • Identify potential new and innovative applications of rat scent detection technology.

Ensure that the behavioural research described under the TB Research Plan and TB Strategy is conducted appropriately

  • Supervise and support research in TB laboratory;

  • Develop protocols and proposals to address the goals of the research plan;

  • Through collaboration with management and other research team members, provide suggestions for carrying the work forward in a competent fashion, including altering procedures from the research plan, as necessary;

  • Supervise rat session data entry and reporting via the TB database;

  • Regularly report results of ongoing research and case finding;

  • Supervise rat evaluation sessions, as needed.

Conduct research related to monitoring and improving the Mine Detection Rat (MDR) program

  • Supervise and support ongoing training at the training field;

  • Develop protocols and proposals to address new MDR needs;

  • Conduct experiments intended to improve the overall effectiveness or efficiency of the MDR program;

  • Summarize and analyze training progress including identifying any areas of concern.

Assist in publishing APOPO’s findings

  • Prepare and submit manuscripts describing any APOPO data deemed worthy of publication by the research team (e.g., TB data, mine field data, other application data);

  • Assist the CEO, Head of Training & Research, and others, as requested, in preparing summaries of APOPO’s research and progress reports for submission to agencies that have funded the research and other appropriate parties.

Assist in broadening APOPO’s scientific network by actively attending conferences

  • Identify and actively attend appropriate and diverse scientific conferences;

  • Present research in either platform or poster format;

  • Update platform presentations with research and operational results as requested by APOPO management.

Assist in writing grant proposals

  • Identify and suggest possible sources of funding;

  • Work with other members of the research team to consider the funding needs of all of APOPO’s research and development activities;

  • Assist with grant proposal preparations and submissions.

Build scientific capacity by training other APOPO staff members

  • Assist APOPO staff undergoing animal training courses;

  • Assist in HR management by providing tools ensuring proper compliance with SOP’s.

Provide support to APOPO’s management team

  • Participate in all management meetings to which you have been invited;

  • Report any new and important scientific results or research opportunities;

  • Proactively report any concerns regarding training or research activities.

APOPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status or citizenship status.

How to apply:

Please join APOPO’s dynamic international team and help us make a difference! Send your CV and motivation letter to the following link: http://bit.ly/2fALnjj.

The closing date of this position is October 15th, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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