Monthly Archives: December 2014

Apply! G(IRLS)20 SUMMIT 2015





G(irls)20 will host a Summit in advance of the G20 Leader’s Summit. This year, the 2015 G(irls)20 Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, G(irls)20 is a Canadian based, globally active charity that places girls and women at the heart of the economic decision making process by working with business, social profit enterprises and government.  We have held five Summits: Toronto (2010), Paris (2011), Mexico City (2012), Moscow (2013) and Sydney, Australia (2014).

A take on the G20, which accounts for approximately 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade and two-thirds of the world’s population, G(irls)20 focuses on the challenges before the G20 while at the same time making strategic investments in the skills sets of girls and women so that they can participate fully in the economy.

  • female, 18-23 years of age;
  • live and hold citizenship in one of the G20 member countries plus the Afghanistan, African Union, Azerbaijan*, the European Union,  Pakistan, MENA region, Spain* or Singapore*.  (These represent the members of the G20 plus countries invited by the Government of Turkey)
  • have an interest in the economic advancement of girls and women;
  • can commit to launching a post Summit initiative/project in your own community; and,
  • have parental or guardian permission to travel to Turkey and to fully participate in the summit for the duration of the Summit.  This may require absence from school;

If selected, your flight, accommodation and meals will be covered.

To apply please click here.

Apply! CODE Project Assistant


Application Deadline:  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 on or before 5:00pm (GMT+1) .

Connected Development [CODE] is a non government organization whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of marginalized communities. We believe that this will bring about social, environmental and economic progress within communities, while promoting transparency and accountability.

The Project Assistant will be responsible for the overall coordination, management and delivery of Follow The Money activities in nominated city and deliver against the set objectives in accordance with agreed timeline:

NOTE: This job role includes traveling to any part of the country

Work Hours: (8am – 5pm) from Monday – Friday except during public holidays and sometimes might need to be present at our events during the weekend.


Duration: 6 months

Starting Salary: N100,000 including tax

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Update and maintain project and/or prospecting information in spreadsheets and CODE’s databases.
  • Understand CODE standards and utilize templates to produce standard project correspondence.
  • Work effectively with government institutions, NGOs, business and community leaders to drive effective stakeholders and community engagement.
  • Ensure that all activities, learning, and outputs are recorded and reported, and relationships are maximized to deliver Follow The Money long term objectives.
  • Draft, prepare and follow – up original e-mails and correspondence.
  • Maintain files (on internet sites and paper).
  • Advance in skills toward Project Administrator.
  • Work under the direction of the core Follow The Money team of CODE.




  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)
  • Knowledge of Google Drive and MS Project, a plus.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong, documented skills in the areas of organization, problem-solving and personal interactions.
  • Ability to learn new software applications quickly, as needed.
  • Self-motivated with sound decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Driving to remote offices when needed (working outside the office space)
  • Advanced MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in English language, and Hausa Language will be an added advantage
  • Strong written communication, proof reading and basic research skills needed




  • Years of Experience (1 -2), and working with an NGO will be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with multiple software applications


If you meet up with the above requirement, kindly send your CV and a cover letter to with the email subject written as “Application for Project Assistant”.



The Project Assistant would be under close supervision of CODE’s Monitoring & Evaluation Expert.

 Interested applicants must send the following to the email address at on or before 5:00pm (GMT+1) Wednesday, December 24, 2014.  

  1.  Address the application letter to The chief Executive, CODE.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae/Resume (Ms Word or PDF).
  3. At least, names of 2 referees must be included in the CV.
  4. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  5.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Apply! The Diplomat Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Diplomat Fellowship Program – a platform for youth concerned about the social challenges and with ideas to address them invites interested candidates to spend 12 weeks with like-minded people. If you are passionate about implementing your solutions for the existing social problems in urban communities, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and begin with the online application form. The Fellowship is a structured program that includes cohort meetings and seminars, a mid-project evaluation, and a final project presentation at the end of the summer.


The Diplomat Fellowship Program aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders who will change local communities and, in turn, the world.

Up to 20 students will be selected to become the fellows for 2015 program. The fellows will identify, summarize and analyze publicly available research pertaining to social innovations and their effectiveness during the program. They will work to create a sustainable solution to a specific, well-defined social challenge using the research findings. The fellows should work up to 30 hours a week on their social venture.

Project Areas (not limited to)

Each fellow will be provided with housing and a $4000 stipend over the fellowship program towards travel, meal and other expenses.  Upon completion of the fellowship, a certificate will be awarded.

Fellows’ Responsibilities

  1. Identify, summarize and analyze publicly available, relevant research conducted to date.
  2. Create a solution that can be replicated for a well-defined social challenge in an urban environment.
  3. Outline recommendations for further study and research.
  4. Make recommendations on policy implications of the research.
  5. Draft white papers, along with presentations for dissemination to sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant can be a graduate student, an undergraduate student or a recent college graduate within six months of beginning the Fellowship.
  • Applicant may belong to any nation in the world with no restriction of citizenship.
  • Applicants must have a specific social impact area of interest they are passionate about commencing.
  • Applicants should have good thought leadership, writing, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Project proposal should demonstrate the following
    1. Program area the candidate is interested to work on
    2. Research interest statement
    3. Reason behind having passion about that particular area
    4. Need for the innovation
    5. Project description
    6. A list of additional funding or necessary resources that may be needed

Applications must be made via online application system. Complete application materials include – a PDF version of current resume, project proposal (3-5 pages), and two (2) letters of recommendation.

For more information, please visit Diplomat Fellowship.

Apply! International Fellowship for Women Researchers JAUW 2015

jauw2015Application Deadline: 31 March 2015

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) is accepting fellowship applications from women students/researchers to study or conduct research at any of the host institutions in Japan. The 2015 JAUW International Fellowship Program offers core funding to pursue the ongoing study/research.

Fellowship amount range between ¥700,000 and ¥1,000,000 per grantee for the duration of 5 to 6 months. This fellowship must begin after September 2015 and end by March 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a woman belonging to any country (except Japan), living outside Japan at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have received a Master’s degree or equivalent and presently work outside academia. Student/researcher higher than MA or equivalent level (pre-doctoral or dissertation level) can also apply.
  • Applicants should have found a host university or institution in Japan and received a letter of acceptance from the host or prospective supervisor beforehand. She will have to submit the acceptance letter along with application materials.
  • Application documents must be typed in English. They must reach JAUW via airmail by the deadline.
  • Proposal should clearly state how and in what respect will the applicant contribute to her home country through the study/research in Japan. She should explain in the proposal the reason why she is in Japan to pursue her ongoing study/research.

Complete application documents include – 3 copies of application form Part 1 (personal data); 3 copies of application form Part 2 (proposal and related data); 3 letters of recommendation (signed by the writer and enclosed in a sealed and signed envelop); a letter of acceptance/confirmation/invitation from host supervisor or partner; a medical certificate of health issued by a qualified medical doctor; and a 3.5X4.5cm photo of the applicant.

For more information, please visit Fellowship Program.

Apply! African Climate Change Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31 December 2014

Region- Africa

Applications are now open for the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCPF). The Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar Es Salaam (IRA-UDSM), in partnership with START and CCAA, has come up with ACCFP 2015.

The ACCFP provides experiential learning, education, and research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers, educators and graduate students to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa.

Types of Fellowship

  • Adaptation Science Fellowship– USD 14,000
  • Adaptation Policy Fellowship- USD 1500
  • Short Courses

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Adaptation Science Fellowship
    1. Adaptation Science Fellowships are awarded to:
      1. Post-Doctoral scientists working in fields relevant to climate change and climate change adaptation;
      2. Doctoral students currently enrolled in and conducting research related to climate change and adaptation as part of a PhD program at an African university.
      3. Other strong postgraduate candidates (e.g., experienced African professionals within established research institutions, candidates who are registered for a relevant Master’s degree program in a recognized African university) who are interested to carry out innovative research that advances and applies knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa.
  1. Adaptation Policy Fellowship
    1. The 12 Fellowships will be offered to qualifying candidates, who are expected to be:
      1. Policy makers.
      2. Professionals from government ministries; or
      3. Researchers who have active and existing links with the policy environment and policy actors.
  1. Short Courses

Applications to participate in the ACCFP short course on climate change adaptation will be invited from African early to mid-career researchers and practitioners working in governmental/non-governmental organizations with missions to manage and protect lands, natural resources, habitat and species; master’s level graduate students in natural resource management, environmental science, conservation biology and related fields.

How to apply?

All applications document are to be filled online. The application must be completed in English or French and submitted before the deadline.

For more information, please visit: ACCPF.

Apply! Global Change Leaders Program for Women in Developing Countries

Deadline: 9 January 2015

Women in developing countries with demonstrated leadership in a development sector for at least four years who are still considered an emerging leader are invited to submit applications for the Global Change Leaders Program. This is a program by the Coady International Institute, Canada.

Successful candidates are provided full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Besides, guidance and mentorship from accomplished women leaders around the world help the participants after the completion of the intensive course too.

Program Components

  1. 24 August – 8 October 2015 – Seven week on-site intensive course at the Coady International Institute, Canada.
  2. 12 October 2015 – 30 April 2016 – One-on-one mentoring to the participants from experienced women leaders to follow on the application of learning into practice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be women from developing countries and residing in those countries to be eligible for the program.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of four years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development endeavor.
  • Applicants must have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities.
  • Applicants must be practitioners in civil society organizations.
  • Applicants must hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience.
  • Applicants must have strong oral and written English language competencies.
  • Previous year candidates who were not selected can re-apply with updated and complete information.

Note: Indigenous women from Canada willing to participate in the course should contact the institute directly for further information.

For more information, please visit 2015 Call for Applications.

Apply! WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships 2015


Deadline: Mid January

The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) is accepting applications from individuals from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Eastern Europe & Middle East to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation. The scholarship aims to provide financial support to individuals who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their country.

The PBS help people be more effective to achieve conservation, nurture scholars to become conservation leaders and inspire graduates to train others. The PBS support mid-career training (up to a maximum of one year) for individuals working in the field of conservation or associated disciplines directly relevant to the delivery and promotion of conservation.

Preference is given to those who seek support for studies in their country or region and provide proof that they are also seeking funding from other sources. Scholarship grant request can be up to CHF10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be doing multiple-year studies if applying for support for the last year of studies.
  • Applicants seeking to build skills in specific subjects that will enhance their contribution to nature conservation are highly encouraged.
  • Priority is given to women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organizations.
  • Applicants must be the nationals of Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Eastern Europe & Middle East.
  • Applicants may be WWF staff or candidates working as partners with WWF.
  • Application can be completed in English, French & Spanish language.
  • Applicants must provide written proof of acceptance on a course.

Note: Submit the application to your nearest WWF or Associate Office.

For more information, please visit PBS 2015.

Apply! CTA Grants for NGOs in Developing Countries for Youth Development Projects

Deadline: 15 February 2015

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) invites youth organizations and organizations working on youth issues to submit applications for grant opportunity in advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains. The grant program aims at advancing agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT (Information Communication Technology) innovations by young people. Responding to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture, the grant will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities.

The CTA is a joint international institution of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).


  • Youth in agriculture
  • Youth agro-entrepreneurship
  • ICT innovation in agriculture
  • ICT and entrepreneurship in agriculture


  1. Projects aimed at strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains – proposals should favor the consolidation of agro-food cooperatives or companies led by young people, or the creation of innovative agro-entrepreneurial mechanisms for the benefit of youths.
  2. Projects aimed at implementing the “AgriHack Talent” program at national or regional level, with a focus on value chain development, regional trade or climate change adaptation for strategic food commodities – proposals can include activities like hackathon or coding competition, followed by capacity building, entrepreneurship support in ICT and agriculture business, as well as promotion of the products developed. Proposals may include other activities, or may not include all activities of the model.

Grant awards will range between EUR 30,000 and EUR 100,000. Grants must be used in ACP countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be any natural and legal person from the ACP States and the Member States of the EU contributing to the EDF; from official EU candidate countries and member States of the European Economic Area; from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) according to OECD/DAC; OECD/DAC members; and international organizations wherever they have their seat.
  • Applicants should have successful prior work experience with government or donor agencies or the private sector on ICT or agriculture projects.
  • Projects must be based in ACP or EU countries. If they are from non-ACP, they must demonstrate the involvement of individuals or organizations from the ACP in the activity or the relevance of the project to ACP countries.
  • Proposed project should be innovative and well-articulated with potential to benefit a large number of people in ACP countries and be replicated.
  • Preference is given to regional projects (combining at least three countries) while national innovative proposals illustrating good potential for replication or scale-up may also be selected.
  • Young people aged between 18 and 35 should be the direct beneficiaries of activities implemented. The project can be implemented by organizations led by people who are outside the youth age range.
  • At least 10% Co-funding is required; higher co-funding shares are encouraged.
  • Applications must be submitted in English or French language

Note: Applications must reach CTA via email by the deadline.

For more information, please visit CTA Youth Call for Proposal.

Call for Proposals: Action/2015 Campaign Flag Up Grants

Action/2015 is pleased to make available grants in the amounts of US$5,000-US$15,000 to provide financial support to organizations and networks that aim to build momentum for the campaign during the campaign launch on January 15th and other crucial actions activities to get the campaign started in early 2015.

The funds will be given to organizations/networks/coalitions based in the Global South. The bidding organization must be a registered member of the action/2015 campaign, or an active national coalition. The network or coalition can be informal, but a member organization needs to function as the legal holder of the project. The preference will be given to those with limited resources, who build alliances and collaboration among organizations, networks and coalitions across sectors and constituencies, and with proven ability to deliver strong in-person, media and/or digital campaigns. Relevant due diligence will be undertaken on all applicant organizations. In order to ensure the impact of our program funds, other factors that shall be considered include: regional balance, size, diversity and density of population of the organization/network’s constituencies including gender balance; whether the organizations/networks plans activities in partnerships with local/national organizations; overall organization/network management support, etc.

The grants will be given to eligible and qualified organizations and networks demonstrating a strong commitment, clear action plan and budget, as well as a strong monitoring plan to assess the impact and reach of the activities. Visit the action/2015 website at for more information about action/2015.

Deadline for Application: 14 December 2014, 24:00 (GMT).

The grant selection committee will review the grant applications and notify the selected applicants by 22 December 2014. Funds will be released in 2 tranches (75% upon signing of the contract and 25% upon submission of the grant report) for project implementation between 22 December 2014 – 31 March 2015.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this grant process, please contact the grant selection committee at

Apply! Job opening: CAN International Mobilization Coordinator

CANThe CAN ( Climate Action Network) International Secretariat is looking for a Mobilization Coordinator to join the Global Campaign Coordination Department and  play a leading role coordinating key mobilization moments across different movements.

Deadline for Application: 10th December 2014

Date of Interview: 17th December 2014
This to ensure the new person would be able to join us as soon as possible.
Title: Mobilization Coordinator
Location: Flexible
Hours and Duration: Full-time, 1 year
Position summary:
The Climate Action Network – International (CAN) is seeking a Mobilization Coordinator to support CAN’s growing Global Campaign Coordination Department. The Campaign Coordination Department aims at coordinating members’ work around key campaign opportunities and through specific projects that support the shift to a low-carbon and climate resilient development at the international, national and regional level.In 2015 CAN will focus on building an inclusive and diverse movement that will mobilize together at key global moments to exert pressure for a phase out of fossil fuel pollution and a just transition to 100% RE globally by at least 2050.
The Mobilization Coordinator will play a leading role in this effort coordinating key mobilization moments across different movements.The Coordinator will closely work with all other departments and report directly to the Head of Global Campaign Coordination. Physical location for this position is flexible although ideally it would be from within the offices of an existing CAN member group or regional office.


Specifically, the Mobilization Coordinator will:
• Lead the development and coordinate the implementation of the network’s mobilization strategy around key global moments in the climate and development calendar in 2015;
• Coordinate members’ and national or regional node/partner’s campaign work around key mobilization opportunities and ensure they are in line with the network strategy and support international efforts;
• Provide campaign and mobilization expertise to CAN node coordinators and members and enhance collaboration and joint strategic campaign development;
• Plan workshops, conference calls, and other means for effective and intensive collaboration around key mobilization moments;
• Establish regular reporting and inter-group communication on mobilization activities;
• Support fundraising efforts by the CAN Director as they relate to Campaign Coordination efforts; and
• Support the CAN Secretariat whenever required to ensure strong mobilization on identified key opportunities.


Specific Qualifications:
• Graduate-level university degree in relevant field (social, economic, environment);
• Excellent facilitation and coordination skills ideally in a network environment;
• Experience working in a relevant field, preferably including at an NGO working on climate, development and/or energy issues;
• Experience developing and implementing successful campaign strategies with mobilization components with diverse stakeholders
• Experience leading projects with multicultural and cross departmental project teams
• Ability and experience working in a remote office;
• Organizational skills and willingness to work under time restraints and pressure;
• English language required, excellent French and/or Spanish skills are a strong asset;
• Ability to travel on demand (and up to 50% of time) is required;
• Experience working and living in developing countries, with a keen understanding of the challenges in communication, resource restraints, and other unique circumstances preferred.

Salary will depend on experience and location.

Send a cover letter and resume to, with subject: “Mobilization Coordinator”. Applications are requested as soon as possible, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the right candidate has been found.

Please, no telephone inquiries. Based on the expected large interest in this position and limited capacity, only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. CAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We especially encourage people with experience of working and living in developing countries.

If you have any questions, please contact Mareike Britten