CRDF Global: Seeking Proposals for 2016 U.S. MENA Joint Research Competition

Deadline: 15 June 2016

CRDF Global is accepting proposals for its 2016 U.S.-MENA Joint Research Initiative, to support research projects between young Arab female investigators in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and U.S. researchers in the agricultural sciences.

CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services.

Goals

  • Support high-quality, innovative international research by teams of U.S. and MENA researchers in the agricultural sciences.
  • Encourage diversity in the international community by increasing the representation and development of early-career female scientists.
  • Foster long-term, sustained scientific engagement between U.S. and MENA researchers.

Award Information

Research Grant awards, each up to USD 100,000 total, will be made to joint research teams of U.S. and MENA scientists, in support of 1-3 year projects.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Joint research teams of scientists employed at accredited public and private U.S. and MENA universities and research centers are eligible to participate in this competition.
  • Eligible MENA countries include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
  • Proposals must include one MENA female Principal Investigator (PI) and one U.S. PI
    • Possessing the degree of Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent research experience
    • Having at least five scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature.3 These PIs will share overall responsibility for the project in their respective countries, coordinating all project participants and institutions.
  • The PI for the MENA team:
    • must be female
    • must be an early-career scientist, defined as a clinician or scientist who has received her highest degree of study within the past five years. No exceptions to this requirement will be considered
  • The MENA PI and participants on the MENA team:
    • must be citizens and permanent residents within the eligible MENA countries
    • must reside within the eligible MENA country during the course of the CRDF Global-ICBA project
    • must be currently employed at one of the country’s universities (academic institutions)
    • must work full-time in civilian research
  • The U.S. PI and participants on the U.S. team:
    • must be legally employed by an accredited U.S. university
    • must reside in the U.S. during the course of the CRDF Global-ICBA project. Graduate students on the U.S. team may be foreign nationals, but they must be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree program at the U.S. institution
  • All projects must be oriented toward non-military objectives and must be carried out in a civilian research environment.
  • All proposals must include participation by at least one student/postdoctoral researcher on each team (i.e. one MENA student or postdoctoral researcher AND one U.S. student or postdoctoral researcher) who will make substantive contributions to the research while receiving practical opportunities for professional development in the natural sciences or engineering. These opportunities should be described in the “Student/Postdoctoral Mentorship Plan.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Joint Research Competition.

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Call for Applications: MENA Leadership Academy Training Program to Strengthen Civic Engagement and Participation in the MENA Region

Deadline: 10 April 2016

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has currently launched a regional training program under MENA Leadership Academy, designed for young adults in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

The overall objective of the training program is to enhance knowledge of professional methodology; strengthen the understanding of the role of civil society, and of the concept of participation; to increase the CSO contribution to economic and social development as well as its role as mediator between citizens and state in terms of articulating interests and defending rights. Equally, the program aims at motivating young people to participate in the civic life and local development of their countries.

Program Structure

The training program will take place over a 2-year period and will consist of following components:

  • First Training
    • Functions and Organization of Civil Society Organizations in Democratic Societies
    • 16-22 May 2016, Madrid/Spain
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Focus: Different aspects of CSO role and functions in the context of development in the MENA-Region. The participants will also be trained in strategic planning and project development.
  • Second Training
    • Strengthening Skills
    • Tentative Details: November 2016,Tunis/Tunisia
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Focus: Local politics and the role of civic participation/CSOs in the regional and local level.
  • Third Training
    • Local Governance and Development
    • Tentative Details: March 2017, Spain/Regions
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Focus: Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Fourth Training
    • Civic Engagement in Western European Democracies
    • Tentative Details: September 2017, Germany
    • Duration: 7 days
    • Focus: Study trip to Germany where the participants will learn about the organization and activities of CSOs in western European parliamentary democracy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizen of MENA region countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon.
  • Age: Between 20 and 35 years.
  • Active in a civil society organization or any other form of civic engagement.
  • Very good command of English.
  • Available to contribute to the entire program cycle 2016-2017.

How to Apply

Participants must submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • CV with Photo

Applications must be submitted via email.

For more information, please visit MENA Leadership Academy Training Program.

Fund Raising Manager at UNICEF, Switzerland

Deadline: 1 April 2016

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Fund Raising Manager in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Fund Raising Manager will provide technical leadership and guidance to regional and country offices for the assigned regions (CEECIS, Middle East and North Africa) in their development of private fundraising and partnership strategies, plans and activities in order to maximize results and resources for children.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Fund Raising Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Working with the relevant country office staff, guides the development of private fundraising and partnership priorities, goals, strategies and plans especially during the Country Programme planning process and during the annual PFP planning process); develops effective relationships and networks in assigned regions to support this.
  • Provide technical support to country offices for their fundraising and partnership work planning; identifies individual country office needs and opportunities for specialized support, market research and development of new fundraising channels and products; analyses and monitors the results of offices’ fundraising activities through collection and analysis of data to evaluate their effectiveness and to identify opportunities for development.
  • Plan, manages and evaluates PFP investments in strategic fundraising areas for country offices and ensures timely and complete reporting by the receiving offices.
  • Stimulate and enables the dynamic sharing and exchange of fundraising knowledge (best practice, lessons learnt, materials, ideas etc.) between the country offices in the assigned regions and the rest of the organization; brings global knowledge to the country offices and drive the application of knowledge by those offices; keeps different parts of the PFP division abreast of main developments in those regions.
  • Identify risks to achieving agreed goals and guide the country offices in putting in place risk reduction / mitigation measures; provides risk assessments to PFP HQ with regard to the country offices’ proposals for corporate partnerships; monitors the impact of fundraising under-performance on the capacity of country offices to deliver planned activities, and guides offices on the development of contingency plans, and on mitigating the impact of under-performance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s) in Fundraising, Marketing, and Communication, Commercial Management, Business Administration or a related field.
  • A first level university degree in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in all areas of fundraising, including a minimum of two years in international fundraising.
  • Fundraising experience should include fundraising from foundations, major donors and individuals (acquisition and retention of monthly donors).
  • Experience in supervising and supporting several countries at the same time would be an asset.
  • Training in fundraising would be an asset.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) and/or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

MEPI Local Grants Program to Support Organisations and Individuals!

Deadline: 17 October 2016

The Office of Assistance Coordination’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program is seeking single-country proposals for its Local Grants Program with an aim to serve as MEPI’s most direct means of supporting organizations and individuals in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Middle East Partnership Initiative Program offers assistance to groups and individuals striving to bring constructive, peaceful and positive change to the Middle East and North Africa. MEPI supports projects that foster partnerships between civil society organizations, communities, youth and women, the private sector, and government to advance efforts to create positive change in their societies.

Priority Areas

  • Strengthen civil society;
  • Support constructive advocacy and civic activism;
  • Support citizens’ efforts to contribute to positive economic, social, and political empowerment;
  • Expand opportunities for women and youth;
  • Strengthen the rule of law;
  • Develop independent media in service to communities; and,
  • Help communities work alongside governments in shaping their own futures.

Funding Information

  • Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between $50,000 to $150,000
  • Projects are usually funded for one year, but the project and budget periods can be a minimum of three months and up to two years if a longer time period would yield more significant or better results.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the West Bank or Gaza and Yemen.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include local organizations of civil society, non-profit organizations, community groups, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, private sector organizations, and universities based in eligible countries mention above.
  • Any organization with a headquarters office located outside of these countries cannot apply to this program.
  • MEPI is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities.
  • MEPI welcomes proposals irrespective of the applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • MEPI invites applications from organizations working with vulnerable communities, including women and youth.
  • MEPI is also interested in proposals that involve the participation of persons with disabilities

How to Apply

Interested applicants must register themselves at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement.

Capacity Building Workshop of the EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF) for the Young Professionals from the MENA Region

Deadline: 28 March 2016

DGAP’s EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF), in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Swedish Institute Alexandria and Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), is currently inviting applications from the young and mid-level professionals, for its upcoming Capacity Building Workshop on “Turkey and Egypt in 2025: Foreseeing Challenges and Opportunities” (Scenario Planning and Strategic Policy Analysis), which will take place in Istanbul on June 01 – 04, 2016.

Objectives

The objectives of the forum are:

  • To analyze and generate knowledge about factors shaping developments in Egypt andTurkey in the mid-term
  • To sensitize participants for current tendencies and possible future trajectories of relevant actors in Egypt and Turkey
  • Capacity building in the fields of alternative, strategic, future oriented, and joined thinking, structured communication, and democratic discussion culture
  • To connect young and mid-level professionals and multipliers from North Africa and the Middle East, Turkey, and Europe, who work on similar subjects

Benefits

The organizers will cover accommodation and provide for travel subsidies based on participants’ country of residence (maximum 250€ for participants travelling from the EU, 350€ for participants travelling from Egypt and 50€ for participants based in Turkey).

Eligibility Criteria

The invitees of the workshop are young and mid-level professionals (aged around 27-35) with at least two years of professional work experience in policy analysis or policy making in think tanks, academic research institutions, politics or civil society, with a focus on Turkey or Egypt. Participants should come from or currently reside in Turkey, Egypt, other countries of the MENA region, or the EU.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit an online application form along with their CV a short (approx. one page) outline of what is perceived to be the greatest challenges facing Turkey or Egypt in the next eight to ten years and what are the main concerns regarding the country’s future developments, as well as a short email outlining the motivation to participate in the capacity building workshop.

For more information, please visit EUMEF.

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund: Call for Proposals for Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot

Deadline: 15 April 2016

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is seeking proposals from any qualified organization for its Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot, with an aim to identify targets that are quantitative, justifiable, and repeatable.

Expected outcomes

  • Secure broad-based scientific agreement on the biological priorities for conservation, based on the latest scientific information available
  • Provide an updated description of the socioeconomic factors that drive threats to natural resources, including changes over the last     five years
  • Provide an overview of civil society as a partner in conservation, with focus on recent development on the civil society sector in countries of North Africa and the Middle-East
  • Define the CEPF  niche and investment strategy for a new phase of investment 2017-2022
  • Define the baseline biological indicators related to biodiversity,  threats, and civil society  against  which the grant portfolio will be monitored

Funding Information

  • The total budget that CEPF will allocate for this award,  inclusive of all taxes, management support costs, or other indirect costs, is US$ 300,000.
  • The period of performance is anticipated to be from 15 May 2016 through 30 April 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • CEPF will accept proposals from any qualified organization anywhere in the world, including nongovernment organizations, private consulting groups, and both public and private universities.
  • Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can establish that the enterprise or institution:
    • Has a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor
    • has the authority to apply for and receive private funds
    • is not able to assert a claim of sovereign immunity
  • Organizations may choose to form a team, or consortium, for the purposes of submitting a proposal. If a consortium is submitting a proposal in response to this RfP, then one organization must be clearly identified as the lead. The lead organization will have final responsibility for submitting the consolidated proposal, and if successful, will be responsible for leading implementation, reporting to CEPF, receiving and disbursing funds, and coordinating the other members of the consortium.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Mediterranean Basin.

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture: Young Arab Women in Agricultural Science

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with CRDF Global is seeking applications for a joint research grant competition for young Arab women scientists collaborating with US researchers in agricultural science with an aim to facilitate international research partnerships between American researchers and women Arab scientists that will form the basis of long-term, sustained scientific engagement.

ICBA is an international, non-profit agricultural research center established in 1999 through the visionary leadership. Its mission is to work in partnership to deliver agricultural and water scarcity solutions in marginal environments.

Research Areas

Applications should be focused on innovative research in agriculture in either of the following research areas:

  • Breeding/genomics around important food crops and resiliency for climate change and salinity water;
  • Soil and nutrient management to enhance resilience to climate change and salinity.

Benefits

  • ICBA will provide direct financial support for Arab teams and CRDF Global will provide direct financial support for all US teams;
  • Each team will be awarded up to USD 100,000 to support their project for the period of 1-3 years;
  • MENA and US team members may visit each other’s laboratory or research sites to exchange ideas, conduct joint research experiments, and/or provide training on cutting-edge techniques
  • A regional workshop will be organized midway through the program to bring together research teams. This will offer networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for the winning scientists.

Selection Criteria

  • Technical Merit
  • Research Plan
  • Research Impact
  • Personnel Capacity
  • Benefit to Education and Infrastructure

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, USA

Eligibility Criteria

  • Joint research teams of scientists employed in the eligible countries (mentioned above) to participate;
  • Proposals must include one MENA Principal Investigator (PI) and one US PI, each 1) possessing the degree of Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent research experience, and 2) having at least five scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Each PI will be responsible for the project in their respective countries.
  • Teams from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must be led by a woman principal investigator who is working as an early-career scientist, defined as a clinician or scientist who has received her highest degree of education within the past five years.
  • Each team should have at least one student/postdoctoral researcher who will make substantive contributions to the research while receiving practical opportunities for professional development in the natural sciences or engineering.

For information regarding the application procedure and more, please visit this link.

Oak Foundation Grants for Issues Affecting Women Program

Concept Notes can be submitted anytime

The Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. The funds support civil society organisations across the world that addresses issues of global, social and environmental concern.

The Oak Foundation helps in protecting the fundamental rights of the individual, supporting those who champion that struggle, and ensuring that perpetrators of gross abuses are held to account.

Initiatives above USD 25,000 will be supported by the foundation.

Eligible Countries

Balkans, Brazil, Central America, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Foundation also funds in Moldova, Bulgaria, the North Caucasus and (Jharkhand and West Bengal) India.

Focus Areas

  • Child Abuse
  • Environment
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • International Human Rights
  • Issues Affecting Women
  • Learning Differences

Issues Affecting Women Program

The Issues Affecting Women program is an initiative by Oak Foundation. The program ensures that women have the rights, capacity and opportunity to assure their safety from violence and to enjoy full and equal human rights.

Through the Issues Affecting Women Program, the foundation seeks to contribute to a world in which women have the rights, capacity and opportunity to experience safety from violence and to enjoy their full and equal human rights.  Specifically, the program aims to build a strong and vibrant women’s movement comprising of women who are empowered individually and collectively to challenge patriarchal norms, tackle the root causes of inequality and demand the full spectrum of their rights.

The Issues Affecting Women Programme primarily supports women’s organisations, groups or funds that:

  • adopt a rights-based approach;
  • recognise women as rights holders and advance the rights of women and gender equality;
  • have a participatory and empowering approach that places women centre stage, building on their strengths and ensuring their full and equal participation in society;
  • take an integrated and holistic approach, considering women in the context of their environment and culture as well as understanding the nature and causes of the issues affecting them;
  • promote systemic changes that hold duty bearers (i.e. governments and institutions) fully accountable for respecting, protecting and fulfilling women’s rights;
  • contribute to the broader women’s movement by complementing individual and community action with networking and joint advocacy initiatives; and
  • build evidence that contributes to best practices and catalyses innovation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The foundation supports non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working at the global, regional and national levels.
  • The International Human Rights Programme is engaged directly in the EU, the US, Russia, India and Burma.
  • Foundation also work through re-granters to support activists and organizations in critical areas where Oak is not currently able to fund directly (such as in the Middle East, North Africa and the Former Soviet Union).
  • The foundation funds the initiatives above USD 25,000.
  • Individuals and religious organizations will not be considered.

 Application Process

  • The Foundation accepts unsolicited requests through letters of enquiry which can be submitted at any time.
  • The concept note includes the following information:
    • A summary of the goals and budget of your organization.
    • A description of the duration, goals and activities of the project for which you seek funding.
    • Location of the project and description of the target population.
    • Amount of the grant requested and total cost of the project.
    • Actual or potential co-funders.
    • After approval of a project concept through a letter of enquiry, programme staff will invite an organization to submit a full proposal.

For more information, please visit Oak Foundation.

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International Women’s Day (8 March): 15 Open Funding Opportunities for Women and Girls

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (8 March), FundsforNGOs has compiled a list of 15 open funding opportunities for women and girls around the world. Check out these opportunities below:

Women Caring for Women International Grant Programme: Inviting Women from Developing Nations
Deadline: 30 April 2016
Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation is currently accepting applications for its “Women Caring for Women” International Grant Programme in support of sustainable projects. The goal of the project is to promote leadership, self-confidence and self-esteem through the alleviation of poverty and the promotion of health and education focusing on women and children…[more]

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OSISA 2016 Grants for Human Rights, Justice, Democracy, Youth
Deadline: 31 March 2016
OSISA supports innovative programmes working towards open society ideals and which advocate for these ideals in southern Africa. The programmes support will look beyond immediate symptoms and seek to address structural problems that reproduce poverty, inequality, exclusion and discrimination. Women’s rights category is one of the priority areas under this grant…[more]

African Leadership Centre’s Peace & Security Fellowship for African Women
Deadline: 18 March 2016
The African Leadership Centre (ALC) as a joint initiative of King’s College London and the University of Nairobi has announced a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women for 2016/2017…[more]

UNCDF’s SHIFT Challenge Fund for Women’s Economic Empowerment
Deadline: 15 April 2016
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is seeking applications from women for its Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) Challenge Fund. The Challenge Fund will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam…[more]

ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women: Supporting, Recognizing and Inspiring Young Women in ASEAN Region!
Deadline: 1 April 2016
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and UL are seeking applications for an annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women with an aim to strengthen ASEAN science and technical capacity…[more]

Germany Missions in India: Small Scale Projects Focusing on Empowerment of Women and Girls
Deadline: 15 March 2016
The German Diplomatic and Consular Missions in India has announced a Small Scale Projects to provide direct financial assistance to Indian NGOs and religious institutions for the implementation of small-scale projects for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society. The program will focus primarily on the empowerment of women and girls. Projects that cover aspects of waste management, energy efficiency or environmental issues will be considered…[more]

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Women’s NGOs can apply for the UNDP’s Small Grants in PNG
Deadline: 29 April 2016
The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) is currently accepting concept notes from NGOs/CBOs in Papua New Guinea for its Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme. The objective of the grant facility is to build and replicate the successful experiences of vulnerable communities to respond to specific local environmental issues and support sustainable livelihood practices that will lead to global environmental benefits…[more]

2016 JAUW International Fellowship for Women Researchers
Deadline: 31 March 2016
The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) is seeking applications from women students or researchers for its 2016 JAUW International Fellowship. The program offers core funding to pursue their ongoing study/research at any of the host institutions in Japan…[more]

BERSAMA: Inviting NGOs for Gender Based Violence Prevention Program!
Deadline: 24 March 2016
The United States Agency for International Development mission in Indonesia (USAID/Indonesia) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for a program to prevent gender-based violence in Eastern Indonesia; entitled BERSAMA…[more]

L’Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowship: Seeking Applicants under L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme
Deadline: 11 March 2016
L’Oréal UK & Ireland has announced the 2016 Fellowships for Women in Science Programme that recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females, by awarding promising women scientists with Fellowships to help their research…[more]

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Asian Women In Business Scholarship Fund 2016: Be the Next Generation of Leaders
Deadline: 1 October 2016
Applications are open for the Asian Women In Business (AWIB) Scholarship that encourages and promotes their scholarship, leadership, community service or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be the next generation of leaders…[more]

MEPI Local Grants of up to $150,000: Supporting CSOs/ NGOs
Deadline: 15 March 2016
The U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program seeks single-country proposals for its Local Grants Program. MEPI supports citizens’ efforts aimed at economic, social, and political empowerment; expanding opportunities for women and youth; and helping communities create positive change…[more]

Next Generation Women Leaders Workshop in Paris!
Deadline: 8 March 2016
McKinsey & Company is inviting female students and experienced professional across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for Next Generation Women Leaders three days workshop in Paris from 12th-14th May, 2016. It is an unrivalled opportunity to explore the importance of women in leadership and the impact women leaders are having on the economy, to shape women’s own leadership styles by playing to her strengths and to understand how McKinsey can help women grow her potential…[more]

Margaret Bennett Scholarship 2016 for Female Students in Africa
Deadline: 27 April 2016
The London School of Economics and Political Science is currently inviting applications for its Margaret Bennett Scholarship 2016. Scholarship is available for female students from Africa to pursue LLM programme…[more]

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Scholarships are Available for Female students in Developing Countries to Study Human & Health Science
Deadline: 1 July 2016
Swansea University College of Human & Health Science is currently inviting Female applicants to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. Female students ordinarily resident in a developing country (mentioned below)who are admitted to pursue an undergraduate or a Taught Master’s postgraduate course at Swansea University’s College of Human & Health Science shall be eligible to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship…[more]

Customs Intelligence Specialist at Chemonics International, Tunisia

Deadline: 16 March 2016

Chemonics International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Customs Intelligence Specialist in Tunisia.

The mission of Chemonics International is to promote meaningful change around the world they help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Customs Intelligence Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Assist and advise customs on the structural and physical centralization of its customs intelligence function; work closely with the Bureau de Renseignement (Intelligence Directorate).
  • Develop and refine job profiles for various intelligence positions (e.g., junior and senior analysts, supervisors, and central and regional coordinators).
  • Develop and propose a policy on intelligence operations in line with current legislation.
  • Develop training resource materials in French and conduct at least one intelligence analyst course for approximately 18 participants from the Central Intelligence Unit in French.
  • Conduct an assessment and propose options for a customs Intelligence computer system.
  • Provide written reports that include recommendations for customs in French and executive summaries in English on all activities conducted.
  • Perform other intelligence-related tasks as assigned by the customs advisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in customs, international trade, law, or customs administration preferred.
  • Fifteen years of experience with customs administration.
  • Eight years of experience working in international development; field experience in developing countries an advantage, preferably in the Middle East and North Africa region.
  • Ability to work closely with government counterparts and ministry officials.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; French and English required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications via email, with “Customs Intelligence Specialist” as the subject line.

For more information, please visit Chemonics.