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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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.

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.

ABILIS Foundation: Small Grants for Disabled Women Organisations

Applications are accepted throughout the year

The Abilis Foundation provides small grants to organizations run by People with Disability (related to mobility, vision, hearing or any other type) to implement their projects in developing countries. The primary objective of the Abilis foundation is to build the capacity of people with disabilities improving the quality of their lives.

The Foundation gives priority to projects which promote the Human Rights of persons with disabilities and/or improve the position of disabled women.

Grant Size

The grants range from 500 to 10,000 Euros.

Thematic Areas

  1. Human Rights
  2. Children
  3. Disability
  4. Women & Gender
  5. Livelihood

Focus Countries– Afghanistan,  Albania,  Algeria,  Angola,  Anguilla,  Antigua And Barbuda,  Argentina,  Armenia,  Aruba,  Azerbaijan,  Bahamas,  Bahrain,  Bangladesh,  Barbados,  Belarus,  Belize,  Benin,  Bermuda,  Bhutan,  Bolivia,  Bosnia And Herzegovina,  Botswana,  Brazil,  Brunei,  Burkina Faso,  Burma(Myanmar),  Burundi,  Cambodia,  Cameroon,  Cape Verde,  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Comoros,  Congo (Brazzaville),  Congo DR,  Cook Islands,  Costa Rica,  Cote DIvoire (Ivory Coast),  Croatia,  Cuba,  Cyprus,  Czech Republic,  Djibouti,  Dominica,  Dominican Republic,  East Timor (Timor-Leste),  Ecuador,  El Salvador,  Equatorial Guinea,  Ethiopia,  Falkland Islands (Malvinas),  Fiji,  French Polynesia,  Gabon,  Gambia,  Georgia,  Ghana,  Gibraltar,  Grenada,  Guatemala,  Guinea,  Guinea-Bissau,  Guyana,  Haiti,  Honduras,  India,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Iraq,  Jamaica,  Jordan,  Kenya,  Kiribati,  Kuwait,  Kyrgyzstan,  Lebanon,  Lesotho,  Liberia,  Libya,  Macau,  Macedonia,  Madagascar,  Malawi,  Malaysia,  Maldives,  Mali,  Malta,  Marshall Islands,  Mauritania,  Mauritius,  Mayotte,  Mexico,  Micronesia, Federated States Of,  Moldova, Republic Of,  Mongolia,  Montserrat,  Morocco,  Mozambique,  Namibia,  Nauru,  Nepal,  Netherlands Antilles,  New Caledonia,  Nicaragua,  Niger,  Nigeria,  Niue,  Oman,  Pakistan,  Palau,  Palestinian Territories,  Panama,  Papua New Guinea,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Philippines,  Poland,  Qatar,  Rwanda,  Saudi Arabia,  Senegal,  Serbia And Montenegro,  Seychelles,  Sierra Leone,  Singapore,  Solomon Islands,  Somalia,  South Africa,  Sri Lanka,  Sudan,  Suriname,  Swaziland,  Syria,  Tajikistan,  Tanzania,  Togo,  Tokelau,  Tonga,  Trinidad And Tobago,  Tunisia,  Turkey,  Turkmenistan,  Turks And Caicos Islands,  Tuvalu,  Uganda,  Ukraine,  United Kingdom,  Uruguay,  Uzbekistan,  Vanuatu,  Venezuela,  Viet Nam,  Zambia,  Zimbabwe.

Past Projects

  • Creating self-employment for the women with disabilities – Bangladesh
  • Working together for Inclusive education – Tajikistan
  • Welfare Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled and Society, WARDS working in enhancing educational and vocational training for disabled children in Bangalore- India
  • Advanced Level Vocational Training Sewing and Cutting to Women with Disabilities – Nepal
  • Economic Empowerment of Deaf Women in Ghana – Ghana
  • Literacy Programme for the Empowerment of Women with Disabilities – Ethiopia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations that include persons with disabilities i.e. mobility, visual, hearing or any other type of disability in their leadership are eligible to apply for the funds. Support is also given to the organisations that are run by parents of children with disabilities.
  • Applicants must live in a country defined as qualifying for Official Development Assistance by the United Nations and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
  • Applicant organization must be legally registered and own certificate of registration.
  • Special priority is given to projects on advocating for human rights of disabled people and to activities developed and implemented by disabled women. Organizations run by parents of children with disabilities can also apply for funding.
  • Preference is give to projects with involvement and active role of persons with disabilities in developing the project and in committing their own resources to the project (including time).
  • The application must show how the project will continue to benefit the community once the project’s funding term has been completed.

Application Procedure

  • Abilis application forms are available from the office of the partner organisations in the mentioned countries. Applicants interested in applying can contact their country’s facilitator for further information and application forms.
  • The partner organisations after discussing the project proposal, will send the selected application directly to the foundation.
  • Complete application materials include – application form with signature, work plan, budget, two reference forms, and a copy of certificate of registration (or an explanation why it is not available).
  • An organization can submit only one application per year.

For more information, please visit ABILIS Foundation.

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Common Fund for Commodities: 8th Call for Proposals to support Business Activities

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for its 8th Call for Proposals to support of commodity development activities in eligible countries. The CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Objectives

  • Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
  • Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
  • Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:

  • Operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries (mentioned above) or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in the value chains
  • Have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements.
  • Share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, Please visit: http://common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme to Enhance the Capacity-Building and Human Resources Development

Deadline: 15 April 2016

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC are seeking applications for its UNESCO/ISEDC Fellowships Programme. The Programme will offer 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy.

The aim of the fellowships programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition.

Field of Study

  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Ecological management of energy resources
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation

Eligible Countries

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

Arab States: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen*

Asia and the Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor – Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (plurinacional State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovak Republic, The former Yugolsav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, and Ukraine

Associate Member State: Tokelau

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowship is open to eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • Applicants must hold at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English language.
  • Applicants can be maximum 35 years of age

 How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Fellowships Programme.

2016 CRP-ICGEB Research Grants: Support to Projects addressing Original Scientific Problems

Deadline: 30 April 2016

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is seeking applications for its 2016 CRP-ICGEB Research Grants. The aim of the program is to support financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country.

The programme provides support for research projects in basic life sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.

Program Aim

  • stimulating collaborative research in ICGEB Member States and with the ICGEB Component laboratories
  • promoting training of young scientists
  • facilitating the creation of appropriate research facilities

Funding available

The maximum annual contribution from ICGEB is Euro 25,000.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria ,Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq , Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Macedonia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,  United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam.    

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants for research grant proposals (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the ICGEB Member States.(mentioned above).
  • Active collaboration with ICGEB Research Groups is welcome but is not mandatory.
  • Particular attention will be given to projects addressing issues of interest for specific geographic regions and presented by groups collaborating across more than one country.
  • Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
    • If previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
    • If the University or Research Institute of the Principal Investigator is based in Italy.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Research Grants.

Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund of up to US$100,000: Open Source Technology Solutions for Children!

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications for its open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people.

UNICEF works with governments, civil society organizations, and other organizations around the world to advance children’s rights to survival, protection, health, development and participation and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Eligible Countries

  • Central & Eastern Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States :Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • East Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati,Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Eastern & Southern Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Republic of Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Middle east & North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of)
  • West & Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Focus Areas

  • Products for youth under 25 address a range of needs including learning and youth participation.
  • Real-time information for decision-making: allows the situation of the most vulnerable to be understood by those who have an ability to address their circumstance.
  • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power finance, sensors and transport.

Grants available

UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups. Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
    • A private company/institution registered in a UNICEF programme country (mentioned above).
    • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:  Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL and Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-SA
  • Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Specifically, projects should align with one of UNICEF Innovation’s three portfolio areas:
    • products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth participation
    • real-time information for decision making and governance
    • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport.
  • Generating publically exposed real-time data that can be / is measured

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form available on the given website.

For more information, Please visit Solutions for Children.

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Country Program Manager at IDB, Saudi Arabia

Deadline: 12 February 2016

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Country Program Manager in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Mission of IDB is to promote comprehensive human development, with a focus on the priority areas of alleviating poverty, improving health, promoting education, improving governance and prospering the people.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Country Program Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Contribute effectively to the strategy development, annual work plan and budget of the department and supervise the implementation of the same.
  • Participate in country policy dialogues and be the coordinator of the development of the country strategies for the assigned member countries.
  • Assess country issues, needs and priority areas for interventions and identify opportunities in member countries in collaboration with sector departments and develop pipeline of projects. Provide feedback emerging factors that could impact country strategy.
  • Co-ordinate the country program activities and monitor and follow-up the related country program on-going projects and identify actions for improvement and innovation.
  • Translate country strategies into sector programs, articulate impact of strategy and ensure that sector programs are driven by country strategies.
  • Initiate and present new, innovative solutions and opportunities to member countries assigned.
  • Represent IDB in multilateral and regional events, such as coordinating meetings and conferences.
  • Participate in the preparation of policy and sector papers with the relevant departments within and outside the operations complex.
  • Analyze data and information from IDB technical cooperation activities and prepare progress reports for IDB management – including department management.
  • Share the reports on technical cooperation analysis and relevant information with international organizations in member’s countries and the relevant stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s Degree Economics (preferably development projects) / Development Studies / Business Administration / any relevant discipline.
  • 5 years of work experience as minimum.
  • Good exposure to planning and implementing development projects and programs.
  • Proficiency in English, Arabic and/or French preferable.
  • Economic and political knowledge of the assigned countries.

How to Apply

Applications must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit IDB.