APPLY: 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship application closes on October 26, 2016.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Information

Selection Process

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semifinalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their home countries. If selected for an interview, applicants must provide a copy of their passport (if available) or other government-issued photo identification to verify eligibility.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:
·         Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered.
·         Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
·         Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
·         Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
·         Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 
The U.S. Department of State and IREX reserve the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.
Applications not meeting the above technical eligibility requirements will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you do not meet the technical eligibility requirements for this program, we invite you to visit for information on other U.S. Department of State exchange opportunities.

What are the criteria for selection?

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):
·         A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
·         A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
·         The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
·         Strong social and communication skills.
·         An energetic, positive attitude.
·         Demonstrated knowledge, interest and professional experience in the sector/track selected.
·         A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

Application Information:

The application will collect basic information and will include questions regarding the applicant’s professional and academic experience, including educational background; honors and awards received; extracurricular and volunteer activities; and English language proficiency. We will also request a résumé (with dated educational and professional background), and personal information (name, address, phone, email, country of citizenship). Additional elements, such as letters of recommendation or university transcripts, are OPTIONAL and may supplement your application.

University of Dundee Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2017

The University of Dundee is inviting applications for scholarships for international students.  Scholarships are available for undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.
The University of Dundee is a public research university based in the city and Royal burgh of Dundee on the east coast of the central Lowlands of Scotland.
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.
Scholarship Award: If applicants are successful they will be awarded £3,000 per year, which is deducted from their annual tuition fee.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
  • International Scholarship is open to undergraduate and taught postgraduate international applicants.
  • This scholarship is payable for each year of your degree at Dundee.
  • The Dean’s International Scholarship is available to applicants in each of our 9 Academic Schools.
  • Each Academic School will decide which of their applicants will receive the scholarship based on previous academic merit plus the supporting statement.
Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Online application link will be emailed to you. Submit a short supporting statement.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 January 2017.

Willamette University Scholarships for MBA Programme in USA, 2017

Willamette University Scholarships are open to international students for 2017 intake. These scholarships are available for pursuing MBA program within the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at the Willamette University.
The George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Management is the home of the Willamette MBA programs and part of Willamette University; a nationally renowned private university located in Salem, Oregon.
Applicants require proof of language proficiency (Official TOEFL of 88 or IELTS of 6.5). The TOEFL code for Willamette MBA is 4954.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA program within the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at the Willamette University.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the area of Business Administration within the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.
Scholarship Award: Global Diversity Scholarship award range from $19,000 to full tuition.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: Applicants with a bachelor degree from any country outside of the United States, students who have a demonstrated commitment to working with or studying countries outside the U.S., or those who have made academic or social contributions relating to countries outside the U.S., who have excellent admission credentials (a strong record of academic success, excellent references and essays, and outstanding professional performance in the application process and the interview), a minimum 590 GMAT score or a GRE score averaging 154, completed the Willamette MBA application process by Round 2, and are admitted to the Willamette Early Career and Career Change MBA program may be eligible for a Global Diversity Scholarship award ranging from $19,000 to full tuition.
Nationality: US and International students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The admission process, requirements and deadlines vary for each program. Class size is limited and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Test Requirement: Applicants require a minimum 590 GMAT score or a GRE score averaging 154. The GMAT code for Willamette MBA is 3MZ-PZ-27. The GRE code is 1181.
English Language Requirement: Proof of language proficiency is required. (Official TOEFL of 88 or IELTS of 6.5) The TOEFL code for Willamette MBA is 4954.
How to Apply: All applicants admitted to the Willamette MBA are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when their application for admission is evaluated by the admission committee.  No additional scholarship application is required.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 15, 2016.

University of Leeds Business School International Excellence Scholarships in UK, 2017

The University of Leeds is inviting applications for business school international excellence scholarships. There are up to 8 scholarships available.
A range of funding and scholarship opportunities to support and reward undergraduates who have the potential to be an outstanding student.
The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. They are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.
All international self-funding applicants who apply for an undergraduate course at Leeds University Business School and are classed as international for fee purposes are considered with the exception of applicants progressing from NCUK programmes; the University of Leeds International Foundation Year and the Leeds International Study Centre Foundation Year.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.
Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields of Business to help students in upgrading their education.
Scholarship Award: An award of £2,500 per year for each standard year of study towards the cost of fees.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: There are up to 8 scholarships available. All international self-funding applicants who apply for an undergraduate course at Leeds University Business School and are classed as international for fee purposes are considered with the exception of applicants progressing from NCUK programmes; the University of Leeds International Foundation Year and the Leeds International Study Centre Foundation Year. Dedicated scholarships are available for applicants progressing from these programmes.
Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or electronically.
  • Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application within 2-3 working days;
  • Applications will be considered on the basis of the application form and be awarded conditional upon you exceeding the conditions of your offer. Applicants shall receive the outcome of this first stage by Friday 16 June 2017.
  • The award of a scholarship shall be confirmed to successful candidates holding an Unconditional Firm place by Friday 01 September 2017 and rated as an international (overseas) student for fees purposes.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 May 2017.

MENA Scholarship Programme for Short Courses in Netherlands, 2017

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding MENA scholarship programme for pursuing short courses in Netherlands. 140 scholarships are offered a year to professionals (with a maximum age of 45) of the ten participating countries and half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.
The overall aim of the MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. It coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy. The Ministry has two halves: its headquarters in The Hague and its missions abroad (embassies, consulates, and permanent representations).
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for selected short courses at educational institutions in the Netherlands.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for a number of selected short courses in one of the following fields of study.
List of Subjects: Economics, commerce, management and accounting, Agriculture and environment, Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science; Engineering; Law, public administration, public order and safety and Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts.
Scholarship Award: An MSP scholarship is a contribution to the costs of the selected short course and should supplement your salary which you must continue to receive during the study period. The scholarship covers:
  • Subsistence allowance
  • International travel costs
  • Visa costs
  • Course fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Allowance for study materials
  • The allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover your living expenses during the study period.
Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands
Eligibility: To be eligible for an MSP scholarship, applicant:
  • Must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application;
  • Must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format Must be endorsed in the statement;
  • Must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example: multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a large commercial organizations, bilateral donor organizations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organizations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
  • Must have an official and valid passport;
  • Must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • Must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
  • Must not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.
Nationality: Students from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria and Tunisia can apply for this MENA Scholarship Programme (currently applications from Oman and Syria will not be accepted).
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Candidates must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application.
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Applicants need to apply for an MSP scholarship directly at the Dutch education institution. Only the Dutch institution will provide information about the programmes, selection criteria, application procedures and deadlines. Applicants must have an official and valid passport.
Application Deadline: Applicants need to apply directly at the Dutch higher education institution of their choice.
Scholarship Link                                                                                                                                

VACANCY: UNICEF Gender and Development Specialist (Dar es Salaam)

Closing date: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Job no: 498915
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Tanzania, United Republic
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), Gender, Programme Management, NO-4
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
UNICEF is at an important turning point, as a new Sustainable Development framework has been adopted. Within this context, implementation of UNICEF's Gender Action Plan 2014-2017 in alignment with the Strategic Plan demonstrates the organization's strengthened commitment to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as its core mandate.
UNICEF's work on gender equality is guided by the Gender Action Plan 2014-2017 (GAP), which advances gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in key areas of UNICEF's work. The GAP identifies four targeted gender priorities - ending child marriage, promoting gender-responsive adolescent health, advancing girl's secondary education, and addressing gender-based violence in emergencies - and elucidates the gender dimensions within each of UNICEF's seven strategic outcome areas - Health, Nutrition, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Education, Child Protection, HIV/AIDs and Social Inclusion. Additionally, the GAP includes indicators for measuring the success of UNICEF's gender programming and outlines steps to strengthen UNICEF's institutional effectiveness in promoting gender equality throughout its programmatic work.
Job organizational context
In order to increase dedicated gender capacity and expertise in Country Offices, the GAP Steering Committee has specified that Gender Programme Specialists at Level 4 be senior enough within the office structure to carry influence in their own right, and be given an office-wide mandate to engage with sectors in meaningful programming.

Thus, this Gender Programme Specialist GJP at Level 4 will allow for the effective recruitment of dedicated Gender Programme Specialists in moderate to large-sized Country Offices where the Representative is at the P5/D1 level.
The Gender Programme Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative who is at the P4/P5 level, and this position serves as the primary gender expert in the Country Office.
Purpose for the job
In alignment with the GAP, the role of the Gender Programme Specialist is primarily technical and programmatic, with the normative advocacy and coordination roles serving as a secondary function. The Specialist provides authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results contributing to gender equality in alignment with the Gender Action Plan. S/he supports the development, implementation, and monitoring of high quality gender programming across sectors in alignment with the Gender Action Plan.
· supports senior programme colleagues and management of the Country Office to advance one or more of the four Targeted Gender Priorities in the Gender Action Plan with support from the Regional Gender Adviser. S/he also plays a role in working with one or more of the 7 UNICEF sectors to mainstream gender by prioritizing key gender results within the sector(s) with a strong gender relevance;
· leads cross-sectional collaboration and coordination on key programmatic results on gender, ensuring coherence, maximization of synergies and efficiency in utilization of resources and delivery of results;
· works with programme colleagues and management so that gender results are effectively defined, measured, and reported, and high quality assessment, research, evidence generation and evaluation on gender programming is undertaken and utilized, including through the application of the MoRES framework and effective theories of change;
· Supports/leads effective review, assessment, planning, capacity building, and knowledge management on gender;
· Supports the assessment and identification of gender needs for emergency preparedness and response, and provides gender relevant guidance and technical input on emergency programming.
Key Impact of Results
· Sectoral and cross-sectoral programmes/projects on gender are effectively and efficiently supported and implemented in alignment with the Gender Action Plan's (GAP) four targeted gender priorities and country/ regional/ sectoral priorities through the timely and systematic provision of coordination and technical expertise on gender.
· The performance of the gender programmes are timely monitored, analyzed and evaluated, and the findings of the measurement and research are integrated into the planning and reporting. Programmatic financial resources allocated to gender programming and results are effectively planned and managed for cost-efficient utilization, and the progress on the gender programme expenditures are timely monitored and reported
· Knowledge, information and best practices on effective gender programming is generated, managed and shared within internal networks and with external partners to support programmes in changing gender disadvantage and discrimination.
· Gender needs for emergency preparedness (response and reconstruction, in the event of emergencies) are identified and integrated into the emergency programme planning and implementation.
· Overall, this Gender Programme Specialist will support progress in the four target priorities for gender, the five performance benchmarks, and the seven results areas specified globally for UNICEF in the Gender Action Plan (GAP).
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Management and/or advisory support to Deputy Representative, Senior Gender Programme Specialist or Representative
· Actively participate in Country Management Team (CMT); Programme Coordination Team; partnerships, research, financial and contract review committees; and other key country-specific leadership teams to ensure strategic inclusion of gender in all country-specific programming
· Coordinate with the Regional Gender Advisors and the Headquarters Gender Section to plan, utilize, monitor and report on the Gender Thematic Fund, or other programmatic funds with large gender components that are allocated to the country-specific interventions for the Country Programme, under the Country Office senior management.
· In collaboration with sectoral colleagues and under the guidance of Deputy Representative, participate in the planning and monitoring of the utilization of the budget allocated to sectoral and cross-sectoral gender interventions with sectoral colleagues
· Lead the gender component of the reporting of the routine country-level programme expenditures, including the annual reporting and the RAM.
· Provide technical input and review on the gender components in key funding proposal appeals and submissions and in the design of funded projects/programs so that gender technical components are clearly defined and technical capacities are included
Program development and planning (including emergency contexts)
· Lead and/or support the evidence-based programme planning on gender, incorporating robust measurement and evaluation of results - especially in the event of the Country Programme development and Mid-Term Review.
· Provide technical leadership on integration of gender into country programming phases, including strategic planning, SitAns, strategic moments of reflection, CPDs, CPMPs, mid-term reviews, extended annual reviews, programme component strategy notes and in the programmatic assessment and institutional strengthening components of gender reviews
· In collaboration with sectoral colleagues, identify the areas of focus for gender programming with the greatest potential for impact and scale, in alignment with the GAP and the country/regional priorities.
· Work with sectoral counterparts to incorporate sound gender indicators and measures in programme and policy initiatives, proposals, and advocacy efforts and assist in developing gender-sensitive theories of change models for sector and cross-sectoral programming in alignment with the MoRES framework.
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results (including emergency contexts)
· Provide technical support in indicator identification, measurement and performance tracking as it relates to gender mainstreaming and the Targeted Gender Priorities, in collaboration with Planning, M&E and planning section and sectoral teams.
· Lead cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination on key programmatic results on gender, ensuring coherence, maximization of synergies and efficiency in utilization of resources and delivery of results
· Support the strengthening of data systems and collection, as well as accountability mechanisms to monitor and evaluate progress on gender results.
· Support high quality reporting on gender results, and a biannual performance review of GAP specified results.
· Work closely with evaluation colleagues to effectively integrate data collection, tracking, analysis and reporting on the indicators for the GAP into programme results and gender performance benchmarks into M&E systems.
· Support and strengthen the quality of research and evidence building on gender related programming, bringing in the latest learning and insights from the field of gender and development, and putting in place a coherent, well-prioritized research agenda in alignment with the GAP.
· Oversee the planning and implementation of the gender reviews and make sure that the recommendations that come out of the gender review are integrated into the Country Programme strategy and action plans and humanitarian strategies and action plans in emergency contexts.
· Actively represent UNICEF in relevant coordination bodies at the inter-agency level (gender theme group or other networks, GBV cluster if relevant), participate as a member of steering committees, and provide close oversight of inter-agency joint programmes
Advisory services and technical support
· Provide technical support and guidance to national government, NGOs, UN Agencies and other country-level and local-level partners on aspects of gender programming and to ensure incorporation of gender indicators and measures in programmes/projects, policy initiatives, proposals, and M&E systems.
· Provide technical support and advocacy to reporting and follow-up on international and regional gender equality commitments made by the countries
· Support the development of adequate emergency preparedness measures, updating of contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms that reflect gender needs.
· Support the development and of sex-disaggregated databases on information crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency plans.
· Support the development and deployment of emergency training that incorporates gender issues and relevant strategies.
· Lead and/or participate in needs assessment missions on gender, and in the event of an emergency, be deployed as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
· Identify implementing/operational partners, and establish implementing arrangements in order to ensure an effective, gender-inclusive emergency response.
Advocacy, networking and partnership building
· Liaise and consult with sections, government and other external partners (civil society, NGOs, UN Agencies, private sector) to identify areas for convergence, and develop and reinforce partnerships in gender programming.
· Forge and support internal and external partnerships and networks in the development of harmonized, gender-transformative programme interventions.
· Build strategic alliances for gender equality with various partners, including institutional links with UN agencies and other relevant entities.
· Collaborate with other UN agencies and partners to enhance robust gender results in sectoral programmes at the country level. If necessary, represent UNICEF in external meetings on gender integration into sectoral and cross-sectoral results, including UN Country Team meetings and UNDAF/UNAF preparations.
· Lead mapping of potential new partnerships and leverage existing partnerships to accelerate GAP implementation at the country level in determined priority areas.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
· Initiate documentation and sharing of the country-level experience in gender programming and lessons learned, which will be shared with internal network and external partners and utilized for South-South cooperation.
· Represent the gender section at sectoral, country-level and regional-level network meetings, and ensure best practices on gender programming according to 5 GAP principles are highlighted in these forums
· Bring best practices in gender programming and measurement to the attention of senior management and sectoral colleagues, as well as Regional Gender Advisor and gender section staff at HQ
· Support and conduct innovative research on gender at the country-level
· Support Regional Gender Advisor in advancing the technical and research capacity of country-level staff, offices and programs on gender to continue to build evidence base for programming and to ensure continuous capacity in gender at Country Office level.
· Support management and HR in the development of systems, tools and processes that enable staff members and external partners to enhance their understanding and adoption of gender sensitive behaviors and to support implementation of the GAP.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
· Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, demography, psychology, political science, social policy or economics), public health, public policy, public administration, international development, or in an area relevant to UNICEF's sectoral work (e.g. Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, HIV/AIDs, etc.).
· Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and development in key issue areas that are the focus of UNICEF's Gender Action Plan.
· Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes on gender and development or any other cross cutting programme, especially at country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset.
· Academic credentials in gender are a strong asset.
· Background/familiarity with mainstreaming gender equality in development and in emergency.Knowledge and awareness of gender in emergencies.
· Knowledge of local working language of the duty station/region is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values
· Commitment
· Diversity and inclusion
· Integrity
Core competencies
· Communication [ III ]
· Working with People [ III ]
· Drive for Results [ III ]
Functional Competencies:
· Leading and Supervising [ II ]
· Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ III ]
· Analyzing [ III ]
· Relating and Networking [ III ]
· Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
· Persuading and Influencing [ III ]
· Applying technical skills [ III ]
· Entrepreneurial thinking [ II]
Technical Knowledge
Specific Technical Knowledge Required
· Strong substantive, technical, programmatic and research skills in gender along with sectoral expertise in at least one of the following sectors: Health, Education, WASH, HIV/AIDS, Protection, Social Policy, C4D, ECD, or combined expertise in Adolescents.
· Proven ability to connect sectoral issues and programmatic approaches on gender; experience with this in emergency contexts an asset.
· Ability to contextualize and be able to translate the approaches into practicable programme design in complex environments where gender issues are often sensitive to raise within certain national contexts
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to write succinctly and clearly and speak in public forums compellingly and with confidence
· High level of initiative and independence in ability to undertake complex tasks while proactively seeking relevant input, cooperation, and guidance from key constituents
· Experience and demonstrated ability to motivate others and create and encourage a climate of teamwork and collaboration across sectors and in a multi-cultural environment
· Ability to make effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others inside and outside UNICEF and negotiate a desired direction and/or outcome
· Ability to think outside the box, generate new ideas, approaches, or insights and develop innovative ways to undertake projects and initiatives, shape solutions to problems
· Strategic thinker who can pull disparate ideas into a cohesive vision, strategy, plan that is positive and compelling for other to join, collaborate, and implement
Common Technical Knowledge Required
· Substantive knowledge and experience integrating gender into humanitarian responses and programming, including needs assessment, programme implementation and monitoring, an asset.
· Proven rigor in analytical, conceptual and programme design skills relevant to gender and development with an understanding of theories of change and path from intervention to results.
· Demonstrated experience in conducting rigorous research and analysis on gender, including quantitative research methodologies, and monitoring and evaluation.
· Wide knowledge and understanding of country/regional/global gender equality issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods and approaches. Familiarity and work experience in the country/region of preferred placement also an asset.
· Demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing resources for programme and research initiatives with a strong gender component.
· Ability to contextualize and be able to translate the approaches into practicable programme design in complex environments where gender issues are often sensitive to raise within certain national contexts
· Proven ability to build rapport with individuals and groups and maintain an effective network of individuals across organizational departments as well externally
Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced
· Government development plans and policies
· Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
· UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
· UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
· UN/ convention on All Forms of Discrimination of Women; Beijing Platform for Action,
· UN security practices and guidelines. UN Security Council Resolution on Gender Equality.
· UN guideline on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and partners.
· UNICEF's Gender Parity and Equality Strategy.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
Opening Date: September 14, 2016
Closing Date: September 29, 2016

Advertised: Sep 15 2016 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Sep 29 2016 E. Africa Standard Time