ViiV Healthcare Positive Action in Europe: Seeking Applications from Organisation Working with People Living with HIV

Deadline: 31 January 2016

ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications for “Positive Actions for Europe grant 2016” developed to support non-government and community based organisations in their work with People or Person Living with HIV (PLHIV).

It was born out of the success of the Positive Action grants programme, first established in 1992 to support communities affected by HIV and AIDS. Grants are awarded on an annual basis for projects up to two years in duration.

Positive Action Europe looks to fund community-based projects that reach those most affected by HIV, particularly in marginalized or vulnerable populations. We support initiatives that are innovative, sustainable and produce tangible results for PLHIV.

Priority Areas

  • Supporting HIV-related education, knowledge building and treatment literacy
  • Driving peer support and education
  • Putting PLHIV at the heart of services
  • Fighting stigma and discrimination
  • Supporting the ageing PLHIV
  • Promoting testing and earlier diagnosis

Grant Information: A total of EUR 200,000 will be awarded to organisations for the 2016 grants cycle.

Eligible Countries: Albania and Kosovo, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a non-profit or charity, non-governmental organisation (NGO), patient organisation (PO) or
  • community-based organisation (CBO)
  • The organisation focuses on HIV/AIDS and directly-related issues (at least 75% of activities and spending)
  • The organisation focuses on supporting people living with HIV or helps raise awareness of HIV
  • among the general public
  • People living with HIV and/or other inadequately-served populations serve on the Board of the organisation
  • The organisation involves people living with HIV and other inadequately-served populations in
  • the development of and implementation of programmes and activities
  • The grant requests no more than 25% of the organization’s overall income
  • There are no links to government officials within the organisation
  • The application is not duplicative of existing programmes or partnerships

How to Apply

Interested applicants can request for application forms at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Positive Action in Europe.

Captain Planet Foundation: Providing Grants, Environmental Stewardship Opportunities and Education to Inspire Youth!

Deadline: 31 January 2016

Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from US and international organisations for grants to serve community through environmental stewardship activities.

The Atlanta-based Captain Planet Foundation was co-founded by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle in 1991. The Foundation supports high-quality; hands-on environmental stewardship projects that have enabled more than 1.1M youth across the U.S. and around the world make significant environmental improvements to their schools or communities.

The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. The foundation’s unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities.

Captain Planet Foundation was created with a thought that children can inherit a legacy of wastefulness, or an action plan that can save our planet.

Grant Information: An annual operating budget of less than $3 million

Objectives

  • Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth;
  • Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools;
  • Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S.-based schools and organizations are eligible to apply.
  • International Organizations are also eligible to apply with preference given to international projects that have U.S.-based partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Captain Planet Foundation.

World Habitat Awards 2016/17: Rewarding Innovative Solutions to Current Housing Needs & Problems of the World

Deadline: 29 April 2016

The Building and Social Housing Foundation is currently inviting individuals/organisation from all over the world to apply for its World Habitat Awards 2016.

The World Habitat Awards is presented at the World Urban Forum and UN-Habitat Governing Council events in April of each year, increasing opportunities for international exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches. Two awards are given annually to projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems. Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the two winners at the World Urban Forum (even years) and UN-Habitat Governing Council (odd years).

Focus Areas

Housing projects and approaches are sought for 2016/17 Award that:

  • demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
  • can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate
  • are already being implemented or are completed ie not at design stage or very early stages of development
  • view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

Benefits

  • International recognition, awards of £10,000 will be made to each of the two winning projects.
  • Trophies will also be presented to the winning projects, and travel and accommodation costs will be met for one representative of each winning project to attend the awards ceremony.

Key Dates

For the World Habitat Awards 2016/17 cycle:

  • 29th April 2016 – Final deadline for receipt of submissions
  • June 2016 – Notification of shortlisted projects
  • 1st August 2016 – Deadline for further information from shortlisted projects
  • August 2016 to January 2017 – Evaluation of shortlisted projects
  • February 2017 – Announcement of the winners of the World Habitat Awards 2016/17
  • April 2017 – Presentation of the Awards at the UN-Habitat Governing Council

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any individual, organization or government who has an innovative and practical solution to housing needs and problems from any country of the world.
  • More than one entry can be made by the same individual or organization.
  • Entries should relate to housing projects and processes that are either completed or in progress. Those that are at design stage only or in the very early stages of development cannot be considered.
  • Previous entrants can re-submit in subsequent years providing that the project has been further developed in the intervening time period.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit Apply for  World Habitat Awards 2016.

Green Innovation Hub (GiHUB): Addressing Environmental Sustainability and Renewable Energy Needs!

Deadline: 31 January 2016

UNICEF in collaboration with Development Reality Institute (DRI)  have come up with the unique youth and children focused project entitled “The Green Innovation Hub” calling them to submit social innovations that will address the need for environment sustainable and renewable energy need of the country.

The Green Innovations Hub (GiHUB) is an incubation space which seeks to ignite social change and unlock the potential of young people in contributing to sustainable development through novel ideas around smart energy. The purpose of the GiHUB is to facilitate the transformation of promising ideas into practical solutions that address real social challenges faced by local communities in which the young people are resident. The GiHUB offers a project financing facility, incubation and mentorship as well as connecting young innovators to industry giants.

The competition will have three classifications namely:

  • Urban Catalyst ( 19-35 years)
  • Rural Catalyst ( 19-35 years)
  • Cool Skools ( grade-5 U6)

Grant Information

A total of USD $ 52 000 shall be extended as grants which are divided as follows:

  • Urban Catalyst: $ 5,000 each to four winners
  • Rural Catalyst: $ 5,000 each to four winners
  • Cool Skools: $ 1,000 each to twelve winners

Benefits

  • The finalist will be linked to mentors who will assist them in working on their project for final submission.
  • As part of the mentorship programme the finalist for the Urban and Rural Catalyst will attend a boot camp for five days.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The completion is open to Zimbabwean youth resident in Zimbabwe.
  • With regards to all children of a school going age they shall make their entries as an environmental club or such similar entities at their school.
  • DRI and UNICEF employees’ family members are not eligible to enter the Competition.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Green Innovation Hub (GiHUB).

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Apply for the Holland Scholarship 2016-2017!

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Are you planning to do your bachelor’s or master’s abroad? Are you from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and are you ready for a chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship!

The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences  are inviting international students for Holland Scholarship (2016-2017) from outside the European Economic Area (EEA)who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Scholarships Value

  • The scholarship amounts to € 5,000.
  • Applicants will receive this in the first year of their studies.

Benefits

  • To benefit from one of the best education systems in the world, with more than 2,100 English-taught programmes.
  • To participate in interactive education in which your contribution matters.
  • To become an innovative and creative thinker.
  • To be part of an international community.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants:

  • Nationality is non-EEA.
  • Are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
  • Meet the specific requirements of the institution of choice.
  • Do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

For information regarding application procedure and more, please visit Holland Scholarship.

Project Director at Jhpiego, Zambia

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Director in Zambia.

The Project Director / Technical Director for an HIV program that has a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections among military personnel in Zambia.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Director will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within DOD, DFMS, Zambia MOH, as well as other key stakeholders such as NGOs (i.e., Project Concern International) and PVOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and harmonized implementation of activities.
  • Advise Zambia counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of supportive interventions to include HIV testing and counseling services (HTS), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services including community-based adherence support, laboratory services, and monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the program to ensure successful implementation.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with CDC, Zambia MOH, program team, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Strategic Information Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and/or review technical and project management components of materials and publications.
  • Ensure resources for program implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with PEPFAR and DOD rules and regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Clinical degree (medicine, nursing, and laboratory) with a Masters degree in public health, infectious disease, laboratory science, health administration, or other relevant advanced degree.
  • 10+ years project management / technical director experience for large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in HIV.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV testing and counseling; HIV treat treatment, care, and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV, laboratory service delivery, and cohort recording and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Significant networking and partnership building skills, including ability to communicate with leaders in health and development fields.
  • Excellent program and financial management skills.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 25% of the time.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Submit LOIs for Astraea’s International Fund 2016!

Deadline: 31 January 2016

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is accepting applications for its Astraea’s International Fund to support groups led by  LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.

Grants Information

The fund strengthens LGBTQI groups by providing flexible general support grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

Priorities

The fund prioritizes funding to groups that:

  • Led by and targeted to lesbian/bisexual/queer women
  • Led by and targeted to transgender and/or intersex people
  • Led by and for LGBTQI communities that are historically marginalized and underresourced within LGBTQI communities (e.g. youth, elders, ethnic minorities, migrants/refugees, low-income people, people with disabilities, sex workers, etc.).
  • Have active participation and leadership from the communities most affected by issues that the group works on.
  • Are inclusive and reflect the diversity of the geographic region in which they do their work.
  • Show an understanding of the connections amongst different oppressions facing LGBTQI people, and have a commitment to address other forms of oppression such as oppression based on class, race, ethnicity, age, physical and mental ability, gender, national identity, and religious affiliation.
  • Develop leadership and build communities’ capacity to achieve social change, particularly through proposals that strengthen an organization’s ability to organize.
  • Organizing may be defined as activities that actively engage people affected by societal problems in the process of identifying and pursuing solutions.
  • Works in alliance and/or builds coalition with other justice movement organizations (e.g. sex worker rights, human rights, etc.)
  • Have organizational structures and practices in place that reflect social justice principles
  • Groups that are based in countries/locations that do not yet have significant LGBTQI resources
  • Have limited access to traditional sources of funding

Eligibility Criteria

  • Based in Africa, Asia/the Pacific, Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America/the Caribbean, or the Middle East.
  • Led by and/or for LGBTQI communities. Non-LGBTI-led groups must demonstrate how they address LGBTI human rights issues and how they involve LGBTI’s in organizational and programmatic decision-making.
  • Doing work towards long-term social change, on issues affecting LGBTQI people and/or people who are penalized, persecuted or harassed for their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit groups, or the equivalent, with organizational budgets of $500,000USD or less.
  • Groups that have been active for at least one year at the time should send in their proposal. A group which has been active for less than one year may apply if they demonstrate their group’s ability to sustain activities over the long-term and illustrate how a grant would help them to build their organization’s capabilities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download and submit an LOI via given website.

For more information, please visit Astraea Lesbian Foundation.

Development and Special Events Manager at Jhpiego, USA

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Development and Special Events Manager at Los Angeles, California US.

The Development and Special Events Manager performs a variety of professional functions to assist the Development Office’s strategy with fundraising and donor cultivation on the West coast.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

Development and Special Events Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Ensure a steady stream of new prospects to be cultivated to support Jhpiego’s mission in concert with the Development Office in Baltimore.
  • Coordinate and implement the annual Los Angeles Laughter Is the Best Medicine gala dinner and other fundraisers.
  • Manage heavy calendar of activities, requiring interaction with Los Angeles Advisory Board members and internal and external stakeholders, as well as consultants, to coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings and fundraising events on the West coast.
  • Research and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents to maintain clean profiles of our West coast donors in our database; prepare background documents as necessary.
  • Provide administrative support for the Development Office as needed and submit expense reports.
  • Provide and design budget, financial tracking and invoicing and work with the Development team in Baltimore to ensure timely submission of invoices and expense reports.
  • Manage consultants and coordinate contracts for the Development Office.
  • Provide word processing and prepare PowerPoint presentations and similar documents to introduce prospects to Jhpiego work worldwide.
  • Plan internal meetings including reserving venues for events, preparing meeting agendas and coordinating other logistics.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist with international and domestic fundraising events as needed.
  • Maintain consistent open communications with the Development Office and its staff and serve as Jhpiego liaison of on the West coast.

Eligilibty Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • 5–10 years of demonstrated progressively responsible management experience in Development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations or related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, independent self-starter with strong service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and work with little direction (very Important).
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to interact with staff in a fast-paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.
  • Knowledge of the fields of Development and Fundraising.
  • Ability to design and produce articles for desktop publishing to include multimedia presentations, charts, reports, invitations, announcements, etc.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Experience in information management, communications and dissemination.
  • Strong computer skills with expertise in the use of databases/spreadsheets and ease with using technology to create administrative efficiencies; and an interest in staying technically current and mastering new software or university online systems.
  • Strong Microsoft applications knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of marketing, international development or women/gender issues a plus.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego, Malawi

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Chief of Party in Malawi.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will manage the day-to-day management and human resources for an upcoming USAID integrated health project.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party will perform the following functions-

  • Provide day-to-day programmatic oversight for the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities.
  • Advise Malawian counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of interventions to include community mobilization and engagement, ensuring that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, include high impact practices and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • In close collaboration with the COP, coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the project to ensure successful implementation.
  • Facilitate the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID Malawi, Ministry of Health, COP, project Technical Directors.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building activities in collaboration with key staff, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies.
  • Ensure resources for project implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID technical reporting requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
  • 8+ years’ project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health systems strengthening.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID missions, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting; eight years as a senior manager on USAID projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in building capacity with the public sector, civil society, and private sector.
  • Previous supervisory experience of professional staff.
  • Management, training or clinical background in maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, or health systems strengthening.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Previous experience working in Malawi, with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening, family planning/reproductive health, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.