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Apply! The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

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Deadline: December 12th 2014

All Africa based organizations working in education (primary, secondary, tertiary education; non-formal and adult education) and combating poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way are invited to participate in Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Teach a Man to Fish is seeking for organizations or projects making great changes in their community. Entries can be made by a non-African NGO on behalf of their local partner/office (in Africa) in a condition that the prize money and conference travel bursaries are claimed by and used for the benefit of Africa-based organization.

Teach a Man to Fish partners with the Saville Foundation to award this prize.

Prizes

  1. US$10,000 – Best entry award
  2. US$5,000 each – Two runner ups
  3. US$1,000 each – 55 best entries from each African country
  4. Top three award winners will be offered a sponsored trip to the international conference and peer-learning workshop of Teach a man to fish.
  5. Media publicity and enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities are other benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

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For more information, please visit The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards.

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Call for Applications: The 2014 Washington Fellowship for young African leaders

obamaThe Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

The Washington Fellowship includes:

 A 6-week Academic and Leadership Institute: Fellows are placed at U.S. colleges and universities for
academic institutes. Institutes will focus on skills development in one of three areas: Business and
Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management. Institutes will take place from mid-June
to late July 2014.

 A Summit with President Obama in Washington, DC: At the conclusion of the academic and
leadership institute, all Fellows will participate in a Presidential Summit. The Summit will take place
in late July 2014.

 An optional 8-week U.S. Internship: As part of the Fellowship application, individuals may apply to
receive practical training at a U.S. business, civil society organization, or public agency in the United
States. Approximately 100 Washington Fellows will be selected for U.S.-based internships. The U.S.
internships will take place in August and September 2014.

 Activities in Africa: Fellows will have the opportunity for continued networking opportunities,
ongoing professional development, access to seed funding, and community service activities upon
their return home after the Fellowship.
The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed information regarding the financial provisions of the fellowship, eligibility and selection criteria for the program, and details on applying. Please read the application instructions carefully prior to beginning the application. We recommend printing these instructions and referring to them while completing the application.

If you have questions about the application, please email washingtonfellowship@irex.org

Participating countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

For more information: click Here

 

Call for Applications: Global Women in Management Program (GWIM)

cedpa logoThe Global Women in Management Program (GWIM) strengthens women’s management, leadership and technical skills to enhance and bring to scale programs that advance women’s economic opportunities and build the next generation of women business leaders and entrepreneurs.  CEDPA GWIM leverages our expertise of women’s leadership programs and responds to the call for interventions that advance women in the economy and give women greater control over economic resources to impact the health and development of their families, communities and nations.

 
GWIM is supported by the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, a global effort launched in 2005 to help women in developing countries fulfill their economic potential and serve as drivers of economic and social change in their communities.

Participants ~ CEDPA GWIM is designed for mid-career women from civil society organizations (local NGOs, cooperatives, business women’s associations, etc.) that target emerging and existing women business leaders and entrepreneurs with

§  skill development,
§  opportunities to start or grow a business,
§  use of tools or technologies that advance women economically, and
§  access to resources.
Investing in women’s leadership and programmatic competencies strengthens the capacity of their institutions to launch or expand high quality, replicable programs and ultimately empower and equip larger numbers of women to participate in their local economies.
Eligible Countries ~ Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Canada (Aboriginal), China, Colombia, Gabon, Guyana, Indonesia,  Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ukraine, United States (Native Leaders), and Vietnam.
Overview ~ CEDPA GWIM creates a supportive and participatory learning environment for the exchange of best practices and experiences, strategy development and skill building. Within the context of women’s economic development priorities, GWIM strengthens competencies in project and financial management, leadership, proposal writing, communications and advocacy to strengthen the management and implementation of women’s economic empowerment programs. Technical training focuses on the range of opportunities created by new tools and technologies from a business and productivity perspective; success factors and opportunities for entrepreneurship; methodologies for improved efficiency and effectiveness; and models and best practices in micro-credit, marketing, social entrepreneurship, etc.

GWIM themes include:

Dimensions of Leadership – assess and strengthen personal & professional leadership traits; analyze influencing skills; learn to build and lead effective teams; analyze personal and organizational leadership and management roles; develop strategies for enhanced leadership. Tools and Technologies – analyze cases where appropriate use of tools and technologies has improved productivity and profitability; define opportunities to integrate new technologies into women’s economic advancement projects.
Women’s Entrepreneurship – examine challenges, opportunities and strategies; identify success factors, risks and benefits; understand the triple bottom line for business owners. Project Management – examine roles and   responsibilities, tasks and challenges at each stage of the project cycle; develop and apply project design and management and tools; develop monitoring and evaluation plans.
Proposal Writing – understand donor differences; cultivate and sustain donor relations; develop proposal management tools; draft proposals. Financial Management – examine and use financial management procedures and tools to ensure transparency and accountability within an organization.
Advocacy – identify policy barriers to women’s economic participation; examine elements, opportunities and actors in the policy environment; understand the components and skills of effective advocacy and messaging. Economic Themes – examine tools and approaches to improve business efficiency and effectiveness; understand business plans and feasibility studies; apply lessons learned from micro-credit, cooperative and social entrepreneurship projects.
Post-Workshop Support ~ We are committed to supporting its alumni beyond the workshop setting as they apply new skills and knowledge to strengthen their organizations and programs and build the business and leadership competencies of women in their communities.  Following GWIM, participants are invited to participate in the Alumni Coaching Program.  Each graduate is matched with a trained coach for a structured and guided year-long coaching relationship.  The coaching provides participants with technical guidance and resources to strengthen economic projects and activities, as well as professional support for issues related to supervision, career planning, fundraising, etc. We monitor the entire coaching experience and evaluate the program and its outcomes at the end of the year.  In addition, we sustain on-going relationships with alumni through its alumni network, participation in international and regional meetings and through professional consultancies.
Download the  FINAL GWIM 58 Application form
Deadline for Applications:  15 March 2013

For additional information, visit www.cedpa.org

Vacancies @ The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Blair-Elumelu Fellowship Programme, Liberia – Fellow
Location: Monrovia, LIBERIA

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is an Africa-based and African-funded not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa. As a 21st century catalytic philanthropy, the Foundation is committed to the economic transformation of Africa by enhancing the competitiveness and growth of the African private sector. For more information, visit www.tonyelumelufoundation.org.

The Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative is working for a future in which Africa’s development is led by Africans, with governments that are capable of setting and achieving priorities that reflect the rising aspirations and expectations of their citizens. For more information, visit www.africagovernance.org.

The Blair-Elumelu Fellowship is an innovative joint programme between The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI). The programme places international experts in key government institutions in a number of post-conflict and fragile African states to strengthen their capacity to attract and nurture private investment and enterprise.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
-We are looking to recruit a Fellow to support the National Investment Commission in Liberia.
-The Fellow will be a member of the AGI Liberia team. We are looking for outstanding individuals with a proven track record of leadership and delivery. AGI team members generally have 5-15 years relevant professional experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
-A background in strategy consultancy, private equity and finance, or international financial institutions. We are looking for a minimum 2-year commitment. Remuneration will be competitive within the international development sector.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV (no more than 2 pages) to jobs@tb-agi.org – stating “BEFP” in the subject line

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 10, 2012.

TEF Public Sector Competitiveness Fellow – Senior Investment Advisor to the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Location: Abuja, NIGERIA

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is an Africa-based and African-funded not-for-profit institution dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa. As a 21st century catalytic philanthropy, the Foundation is committed to the economic transformation of Africa by enhancing the competitiveness and growth of the African private sector.

Led by the Honourable Minister, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has developed a new agricultural transformation plan for Nigeria as part of the transformation agenda of the President.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
-In line with its intent to provide strategic support to key private sector-facing ministries through the TEF Public Sector Competitiveness Programme, The Tony Elumelu Foundation is seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified candidate for the role of Senior Investment Advisor attached to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

-The Senior Investment Advisor will be primarily focused on attracting domestic and foreign investment into Nigeria’s agricultural sector.  The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria with extensive domestic and international travel and will report directly to the Senior Technical Advisor (Investments and Agribusiness).

Remuneration will be competitive within the international development sector.

For a more comprehensive job description and details on how to apply, visit www.tonyelumelufoundation.org.

The deadline for applications is February 3, 2012.