UN Vacancy : Curriculum Consultant – Cape Town

Application Deadline : 31 March 2013

The United Nations is seeking eligible candidates for the post of Curriculum Consultant. Job location is Cape Town, South Africa. Excellent written and spoken English skills and sound report writing skills are required. French language skills are an advantage.

Qualifications and Experience :

  • Advanced educational background in one of the areas of: Business, Human Resources, Curriculum Development, Education, or related field;
  • Proven track record of training curricula (and manual) development;
  • Six to ten years of experience in development, assessment and evaluation of curriculum, teaching and learning resources required;
  • Experience with experiential learning, action learning, work integrated curricula;
  • Professional experience working in Africa, and:
  • Thorough understanding of the issues surrounding employment challenges in developing and transitional countries.


The Consultant will be based in Cape Town with travel to Ghana and Senegal for an initial period of 6 months. Thereafter, the Consultant could provide home-based remote assistance as needed, and will return to each centre to perform an annual review and quality assurance evaluation in June 2014 (end of academic year).

How to apply:

Interested applicants should forward salary expectations, a curriculum vitae, letter of interest and names of 3 referees to [email protected]

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Call for Application-International/Refugee Scholarships for Postgraduate Students

Deadline- 31 July 2012

Countries/Region- All Countries

Scholarships for Postgraduate International/Refugee Students is organized by University of Cape Town in which study subjects are offered by the University.

UCT has a limited amount of funding to provide financial support towards the cost for full-time international and refugee postgraduate students. It is important to note that the University of Cape Town:

  • Does not guarantee that any applicant will receive funding,
  • Does not undertake to provide full-cost funding to successful applicants
  • Strongly advises applicants to secure sufficient funding from external sources


A limited number of scholarships are available to graduates who are not South African citizens. These are awarded on a competitive basis and preference is given to senior candidates. All UCT International and Refugee Students’ Scholarships are supplementary.

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Call for Proposal-Land Divided Conference 2013 – Land and South African Society in 2013, in Comparative Perspective

Deadline- August 31, 2012

The University of Cape Town’s Law, Race and Gender Unit, Centre for Curating the Archive, in partnership with the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, and the Land, Environment and Society in Africa (LESA) Research Programme at Stellenbosch University, and PLAAS and the NRF Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, is calling for proposals for its conference ‘Land Divided: Land and South African Society in 2013, in Comparative Perspective’, taking place from 24-27 March 2013 in Cape Town.

2013 is the centenary of South Africa’s notorious Natives Land Act, a foundational piece of legislation in the edifice of twentieth-century segregation and apartheid. The centenary of the Land Act presents a major opportunity for researchers in academia, civil society and the state to reflect on the significance of ‘the land question’ in South African society and what can be learned from other contexts and different ways of thinking about land as a social, economic and natural resource.

The conference also aims to stimulate critical reflection on contemporary and future environmental, agrarian and social dynamics within South Africa and the region. In this way it aims to provide a platform for scholarship that is mindful of the significance of the past and also forward looking.

Conference themes-

  • The legacy of the 1913 Natives Land Act;
  • Land reform and agrarian policy in southern Africa;
  • The multiple meanings of land: identity, rights, belonging; and
  • Ecological challenges.

These themes will be explored in plenary sessions, where leading figures in the field from South Africa and abroad will identify key issues and open up the debates, which will then be further examined in parallel sessions.

Photographic exhibition

A highlight of the conference will be the launch of a photographic exhibition on the multiple meanings of land in South Africa, past and present. This will be co-curated by Paul Weinberg and David Goldblatt, who have both spent much of their careers exploring the contested nature of land and landscape in South African society. The exhibition will be a public event that will address all four conference themes visually.

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Call for Application-THE AMY BIEHL YOUTH SPIRIT AWARD 2012

The Amy Biehl Foundation organises the fifth annual Youth Spirit Award in Association with CCN. Nominations for this annual award are based on evidence of the nominee’s initiative and dedication in service to others. The Award goes to young people who are already making a difference. Their hope is to challenge them to greater heights of service through the recognition of the Award and exposure to Amy Biehl’s life and work.

Fifth annual Youth Spirit Award event on 23 August 2012 in Cape Town.

The winner of this award will receive a floating trophy and a R5 000 bursary towards tuition at an institution of their choice.


  • Young people ages 14-19 (at the time of nomination) are eligible;
  • Nominee must have done voluntary community work, service or outreach within the last 12 months;
  • Individuals only. No groups may be nominated.

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CALL FOR PAPERS at 31st International Energy Workshop

Call for Papers are invited at The 31st edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) which will be organized at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from June 19 to 21, 2012.

The IEW is highly significant conference for the international energy modeling community. The IEW offers a venue for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments and to observe innovative trends in global energy consumption and production.

Researchers and practitioners in developed and developing countries are invited to submit original papers with innovative results on scientific or practical experiences on the economics of energy and climate change. As is customary for the IEW, papers should be quantitative and rigorous.

Different topics of conference topics include:

  • Climate change – mitigation and adaptation
  • Economics of low-carbon technologies
  • Energy access and poverty
  • Energy and economic growth in emerging economies
  • The role of renewable energy in developing and developed countries

Selected papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions, circulated during the meeting and also posted on the meeting website.


The selection of submitted papers and long abstracts is directed as well as made by the IEW Program Committee, which includes, among others, the IEW co-directors and the 2012 co-organizers:

  • Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Bob van der Zwaan, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • Alison Hughes, University of Cape Town
  • Karen Donovan, University of Cape Town
  • Ajay Trikam, University of Cape Town

The deadline for paper submission is February 1st, 2012.

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