Monthly Archives: August 2013

Call for Partner Organisations: Global Health Corps Fellowship 2014-15

ghc logoThe Global Health Corps (GHC) has opened applications for new placement organizations for the
2014-15 fellowship year and I thought you could be interested. Application
materials and information can be found at and the Placement Organization
Overview document is attached for your convenience. *Deadline for
applications is October 4th.*

As you may know, Global Health Corps aims to mobilize a community of
emerging leaders to build a movement for health equity. We do this by
recruiting talented young leaders from around the world, placing them with
an excellent nonprofit or government agency for a year of service, and
training and supporting them throughout the year. Fellows work in teams of
two one in-country fellow and one international fellow — to support our
partner organizations in improving healthcare access and health outcomes
for those most in need.

Fellows have built financial management systems for
grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New
Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply
chain management tools and conducted policy research in Washington DC.

This year GHC aims to expand in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the
northeastern United States (Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington
DC/Baltimore), and Zambia. We seek placement organizations that:

– Are improving the health and well-being for those most in need
– Can identify an area of need that would benefit from the time, talent
and commitment of 2 or more young professionals
– Have the capacity to absorb two or more new full-time staff and can
contribute towards the cost of the fellows

If you are interested or having any questions, please be in touch with
Heather Anderson, GHC’s VP of Programs at, 773-383-1482.

Call for Entries: World Bank Development Case Competition


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The Development Case competition model is a platform for discussion and results. This year’s theme, Cultivating an innovative spirit to alleviate global youth unemployment, focuses on the topics of education, entrepreneurialism, youth employment, and millennial communication. The World Bank invites individuals and teams of up to five creative thinkers (who are 18-35 years old) to submit a proposal for one of the four development cases that highlight real life challenges facing development organizations. 

Individuals and teams register with a group name under one case study. Each individual or team may only submit one proposal for the entire competition.


Proposal — Due September 1 (The deadline has been extended to September 8)
Participants submit a proposal of up to 2,000 words, in English, that provides solutions to the development case they chose to address. A proposal can include any of the following:


  • Measurements of social impact
  • Market readiness
  • Competition and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)
  • Strategic alignment and USP (unique selling point)
  • Risk assessment and analysis
  • Sustainable outcomes of the solution and operational impacts
  • Stakeholders
  • Team implementation strategy
  • Financial plan
  • Feasibility analysis


In addition to the proposal, participants must submit an executive summary of 400 words or fewerthat includes the following information:


  • Realizes the problem
  • States the solution in terms of a socially impactful product, project or development model
  • Addresses who the customer is and what is the benefit of the solution
  • Includes sustainability depth beyond revenue-generating concepts


The applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external judges. Winners and runners up will be contacted via email mid-September.


Presentation — October 3
Winning selections (winners and runners-up) for each case study are invited to the Youth Summit on October 3rd to present their winning proposals (either in person or by video-conference). World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will present participants with certificates. Additional awards will be given to the winners by the case sponsors.


The following cases are this year’s Youth Summit Development Cases:

  • Case Study A: Strengthening Micro-Entrepreneurship for Disadvantaged Youth (Download)

  • Case Study B: A Better Financial Product for Young Entrepreneurs’ Micro and Small Enterprises (Download)

  • Case Study C: Reverse Engineering, Youth Entrepreneurship Driving Education (Download)

  • Case Study D: Millennial Communications for Inclusive City Planning (Download)




Send your final submissions (in one PDF document, less than 10 MB) to, including a duly filled out cover sheet.

Each proposal will be submitted to an evaluation committee made up of representatives from the World Bank and our case sponsors. The evaluation committee will select one winner and one runner-up for each of the four development cases. The winners will be notified by September 10th. Prizes will vary by case, but may include a trip to Washington, D.C. for the World Bank’s first Youth Summit and the chance to participate in project implementation.

For more information, you can download the full competition guidelines.

Call for Applications: 2014 Community Solutions Program Fellowship

Community_Solutions_logo.The application cycle for the 2014 Community Solutions Program is now open. Please refer to the application materials for more information. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 20, 2013.

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues. Selected candidates will participate in: a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency; structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute; and, the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.



• J-1 visa support
• Round-trip travel from participant’s home city to the U.S.
• Accident and sickness insurance
• Living Allowance to cover housing, meals and incidentals


Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition for the Community Solutions Program is merit-based and open to community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, who meet the following criteria:

• From a participating country (U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency in the past three years are not eligible for this program)

• Currently living and working in his/her home country (Individuals participating in academic, training or research programs in the United States at the time of application and individuals residing or working outside their home countries at the time of application are not eligible for this program)

• Currently working on a community project or initiative in his/her home country; and, has at least 2 years of professional experience in this capacity at the time of application

• Able to begin the program in the United States in 2014, and is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the program

• Able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa (Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored or funded by the U.S. Government who have not fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement by the time of application are not eligible for this program)

• Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application

Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

East Asia and the Pacific: Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Near East & North Africa: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and West Bank/Gaza

Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago

Deadline:  September 20, 2013


Call for Applications: VSO International Ciitizen Service (ICS) Youth Volunteer Programme

ICS logoVSO ICS is a youth centred community development programme, conducted in partnership between International Citizen Service (ICS), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and our implementing partners.

The three-month programme brings together young people (aged 18-25) from the UK and Nigeria. Each team will typically consist of 20 young people, with equal numbers coming from the UK and the host country. In carefully selected communities, volunteers work in placements fully supported by our implementing partner organisations and two full time VSO ICS programme supervisors. Together, in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, volunteers live with host families and work in the host communities. The type of work varies depending upon the needs of the community, but can include service delivery, advocacy work, and peer-to-peer education programmes. Through a programme of structured personal development and learning, ICS aims to create a cadre of young people who will make lifelong contributions as advocates for international development and as agents of social change within their own communities.

Completed forms should be returned to the VSO-ICS Team at

No 14B, Banjul Street, Off Monrovia Street, Wuse 2, Abuja

Or by email

The deadline for submission is 20th of August 2013 by 4:30pm

Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview.

Interviews will be conducted in two Locations: Ilorin and Abuja

We do not ask for any specific skills or experience in our volunteers.  We do however look for people who show the potential to learn and to become active Global Citizens.  The 7 areas we focus on are listed below:

  • Positive and realistic commitment to the programme
  • A genuine commitment to learning
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Self confidence
  • Ability to work with others in a team
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others

In addition volunteers must be able to:

  • Treat everyone equally and with respect
  • Abide by and respect all laws, both of the UK and of the host country
  • Abide by all rules and regulations established by VSO ICS to protect their health and safety
  • Always stay within host communities, unless by prior agreement from their Programme Supervisor
  • Respect the customs and cultures of host communities and specifically their host families
  • Take part in all activities and phases of VSO ICS, including pre- and post- programme events

Volunteers must be sure that they can cope with the above standards of behaviour before they apply for the programme.


DOWNLOAD APPLICATION NOW!! —>VSO ICS Application Form, Nigeria

Call for Entries: Mobil Graduate Assistance Programme (GAP)

ExxonMobil-LogoThe programme is sponsored by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of the Nigeria Nationnal Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/MPN joint venture in collaboration with Akwa Ibom State Government (AKSG) and knowledge partners Limited (KPL), a business partner to international Business Machines (IBM), as part of its community assistance programmes aimed at boosting capacity building.Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation has a long history of operating in Nigeria.
The company maintains a robust and active community relations programme that impacts its areas of operation.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for enrolment as Trainees in the AKS-NNPC/MPN & KPL/IBM Graduate Assistance Programme (GAP) Phase II.

Location: Akwa Ibom, NigeriaDescription;

  • The program is a non-residential training in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as Entrepreneurship skills targeted at boosting capacity building among unemployed graduates of Akwa Ibom State origin with few opportunities given to indigenes of other states of Nigeria.
  • 450 graduates will be trained in batches of 50 each receiving Instructor led Training (ILT) for 3 months and on the Job (OTJ) placement for 3 months to apply skills. Akwa Ibom State Government as partners provided VADOC 2 as facility for GAP.

The program seeks to address among others the following;

  • Reduce unemployment amongst graduates/youth in the state through ICT skills that enhance employability.
  • Build entrepreneurial capacity amongst graduates/youth in the state to catalyze a thriving SME sector through skills acquired.
  • Fill the yearning gap for ICT skills experienced by both public and private sector employers in the state.
  • Provide the base of skilled personnel to support the vision of Akwa Ibom State to establish a technology park in the state.

1.) The training is conducted in batches of 50 trainees and over a six months period each, comprising three (3) months instructor-led-training (ILT) in the well equipped state of the art facility used and three months on-the-job (OTJ) development through internship placements in reputable private and public sector organizations. The purpose is to ensure trainees apply knowledge acquired in the ILT during OTJ and imbibe good work culture in line with the program objectives.

2.) Course contents on ILT cover office productivity tools- MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access & Database concepts, PC basics- assembling and coupling PCs, troubleshooting, installation of device drivers etc, Windows XP and Linux administration, HTML & Webmaster training, Networking as well as Project Management & Entrepreneurship Development.

3.) The Program is non residential and the trainees are paid monthly stipends to aid in transportation and lunch.

Enrolment Requirements;
Applicants as Trainees for AKS-NNPC/MPN & KPL/IBM Graduate Assistance Programme (GAP) Phase II must:

  • Be University or Polytechnic Graduates (B.Sc or B.A) with a minimum of second class lower or Higher National Diploma (HND) lower credit, in any discipline.
  • Have completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
  • Be successful in the competitive GAP Aptitude Test & selection interview to be conducted later.
  • Be aged between 21-35 years.

Method of Application;
Interested and qualified candidates should either forward their applications with hard copy of detailed CV indicating cell phone contacts, e-mail addresses and proof of Local Government Area of Origin in an envelope marked Graduate Assistance Programme to:

Programme Consultant,
Graduate Assistance Programme,
VADOC Phase II, Ministry of Science and Technology,
84 Obio Imo Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Or apply online and attach Curriculum Vitae to:
Click here for more information

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted.

Application Deadline; 19th August, 2013

Call for Applications: World Bank & IMF, UNFCCC and WTO delegations

global voicesGlobal Voices is now calling for applications to be part of its funded youth delegations to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference.

Global Voices is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with international policy both at home and abroad. We are currently accepting applications for the following delegations to be conducted in the second half of 2013: World Bank & International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings (WB & IMF) from 6 to 14 October (inclusive of travel) in Washington, D.C., USA; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 8 to 25 November (inclusive of travel) in Warsaw, Poland; and World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference (WTO) from 2 to 7 December (inclusive of travel) in Bali, Indonesia.

Thanks to our university partners, all of these places are provided at almost zero cost to the delegates. All flights, accommodation, visas, transfers, insurance, registration fees and most meal costs are covered. However, please note that you must attend a relevant partner university allocated a place for the delegation you are applying for (and in some cases be a member of a specific faculty, school or program) as well as meet any additional eligibility criteria.

As with all Global Voices delegations, each participant will also spend two to three months completing a Research Fellowship following initial pre-departure briefings in Canberra upon selection.

For More information: Click here

Call for Applications: WAAW Foundation Schoolarship for African Female Students

waaw-foundation-scholarship-for-africansThe Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education.


Criteria for eligibility includes:

(a) Female students of African origin. living and studying in Africa.
(b) Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree program.
(c) Studying in a university or college in Africa.
(d) Demonstrable financial need, and
(e) Excellent Academic Record.

WAAW Foundation awards annual scholarships to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in a STEM related course in an African University. Recipients will become WAAW Ambassadors in their respective communities.

Scholarship Application Process

WAAW will start accepting 2013 applications from August 1. 2013.
How to Apply

Your application will include the following:

  1. Application form filled out completely. We will only accept online applications this year. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*.
  2. Personal and Contact Information.
  3. Educational Information
  4. Responses to essay questions that address career goals. and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education.
  5. Two academic/professional references. Note recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted.

Submitting your application

Please complete all sections of the application form and submit all required materials to WAAW foundation by the deadline. Application may be completed online. Click Here to Begin your application

For more information. please contact:

ONLY Shortlisted candidates will be required to send the following additional items in order to complete this process.

  1. 2 references; one MUST be written by a professor from your institution of study and the other from an academic supervisor/advisor or mentor. Reference forms should be downloaded from and emailed to
  2. A copy of a current signed and sealed transcript from your University to be mailed to:WAAW Foundation Scholarship. P.O. Box 1691. Wylie. Texas 75098.
  3. A copy of the student’s School identity card. emailed to us..

For further inquiries please email ,

Application Deadline: October 30 2013

Call for applications: Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme

genevaApplicants from developing and emerging countries are invited to apply for Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme offered by Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. This program is offered to pursue advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics.


  • One fully-funded semester in Geneva dedicated to personal research and writing
  • Sharing knowledge and experience for the mutual benefit of the Institute and the Scholars’ home institution


Eligibility & criteria

  • Candidates must hold a PhD and have a full time tenure-track or tenured position in an academic institution in Africa, Asia, or Latin America
  • Their teaching and research activities and interests must fit with the Institute’s disciplines and fields of expertise (international affairs, development studies, development economics, sociology and anthropology of development, international economics, international relations, international law, international history and politics)
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals with an interest in international governance and/or research on international organisations in Geneva to join the Institute’s Programme for the Study of International Governance.

Please use this link to get more information

Deadline: 1 October 2013

Call for Youth Speakers: International Family Planning Conference 2013

ifp 2013International Family Planning Conference: Seeking a Youth Speaker

The organisers of the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) are seeking youth aged 18-25 years old to serve as speakers and/or moderators on youth focused and other sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered, and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective to the programme.

This year in the spirit of using new technology to spread the word about family planning, the 2013 ICFP will be accepting applications for youth speakers through video submissions. All youth must complete their own video submission, but may seek assistance from local organisations or other resources. At least one professional reference should be provided in support of the candidate’s qualifications.

The applicant must have experience in the field of family planning, and/or sexual and reproductive health, or adolescent health to serve as moderators and/or speakers at youth focused sessions. It is encouraged that the applicant talk about family planning in relation to the conference theme – Full Access, Full Choice – or make a creative video related to the theme.

Deadline for applications: August 12, 2013

Download Youth Speaker Application Rules and Guidelines_EN
Download Youth Speaker Flyer_EN

For questions about the application process, e-mail

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