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The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge 2019 ($20,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: October 15th 2019

Develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty and pitch for a chance to win up to $20,000 plus an invite to a community of experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help you turn your idea into an impactful enterprise.

Acumen, with the support of the The Rockefeller Foundation, is equipping student innovators to solve problems associated with poverty through a global challenge platform. Student teams from around the world are coming together to explore areas of opportunity, develop ideas, and pitch for funding and mentorship.

There are three phases to the Virtual Challenge:

  • In Phase 1, teams of students will enroll in the 6-week Lean Startup online course and submit their social venture ideas.
  • In Phase 2, the top teams will join an 8-week Student Social Enterprise Accelerator, where they will be provided one-on-one coaching and participate in a final pitch showcase.
  • In Phase 3, the winning teams will receive up to $20,000 to transform their idea into a real-life social venture. They will also be invited to join Acumen’s Community of Social Innovators, an exclusive network of Acumen Fellows, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers.

Challenge Areas

  • Health
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Workforce development
  • Financial Inclusion


  • Open to students worldwide
  • Anyone can participate in the Virtual Challenge (and compete for $20,000 in funding per team!), so long as you meet the following eligibility and participation requirements:
  • Form a team of two people or more. At least one team member must be actively enrolled at a higher education institution.
  • Complete 4 of the 5 assignments in the Lean Startup course (including the final assignment) and submit an application for the Accelerator program. At least two team members must complete the Lean Startup course.
  • Interview for and be selected to participate in the Student Social Enterprise Accelerator program.
  • Participate in at least 7 of the 8 Accelerator Learning Labs and submit all assignments, including a final pitch deck. The pitch deck must include a budget for the prize funding and a three-month work plan including key milestones and dates.


  • Learn about social challenges from experts in the field
  • Form a team and an idea for solving one of them
  • Refine your idea through online courses and Learning Labs
  • Pitch your idea for a chance to win funding, mentorship, and support
  • The best ideas will win up to $20,000 in funding as well as an invitation to an exclusive community of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and change agents, who will help transform these ideas into successful enterprises.
  • The total prize pool for the Virtual Challenge is $200,000. They anticipate distributing $100,000 in funding in the Fall Virtual Challenge, and $100,000 in the Spring Virtual Challenge.

For More Information:

CLICK HERE TO>>>>Visit the Official Webpage of the Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge 2019

The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) Call for Submissions African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organisations

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2019

The African Leadership Institute (AFLI), through the Project Pakati initiative, is developing a project titled African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organizations Portal.

Youth-led organizations are run and staffed by young people, and their members are all young people. Whilst youth-serving organizations are important as they ignite active citizenry, civic duty, and volunteerism at the community levels, several challenges exist.  Firstly, they are generally poorly funded as donors and funders struggle to identify these organisations.  Secondly, youth-led/serving organizations do not leverage lessons learnt by other similar organizations as information sharing opportunities are limited. Thirdly, governments do not acknowledge the important contributions of these organizations with young people frustrated that they do not get credit and support for the role they play towards the social and economic development of their communities.

In response to the above challenges, through the AFLI/Project Pakati Secretariat, the African Youth-Led and Youth Serving organization Portal project intends to profile such organisations with the intention to make them visible and discoverable.

To submit details of your organisation, you must be a non-profit organisation working in any one of the following areas and based on the African continent:

  1. Employment and Entrepreneurship
  2. Education and Skills Development
  3. Health and Wellbeing
  4. Governance and Youth Empowerment


Below, the benefits for your organisation of being profiled on the portal:

  1. The portal will make your organisation discoverable by potential funders and donors;
  2. It will provide capacity building and peer learning for organizations
  3. It will enhance and promote information exchange between the organizations
  4. It will assist in recognising youth-led/serving organisations for their work and efforts and the role of young people in building African economies
  5. It will provide data to the African Union & other institutions which have placed African youth at the centre of their strategies
  6. It will encourage more young people to be engaged and exercise their agency. There are many young people who want to volunteer but do not know where to start
  7. It will also facilitate connections between youth-led/serving organisations – in the same country or across different African countries – so they can share best practices, experiences and challenges.

Lastly, it will help recognize the contribution of youth led organizations towards continental and global agendas (Agenda 2063, SDGs etc).

For More Information:

CLICK HERE TO>>>>Visit the Official Webpage of the AFLI Call for Submissions African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organisations

WAAW Foundation 2019/2020 STEM Scholarship for Need-Based African Female Students.

Application Deadline:November 15, 2019

WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply. All non qualifying applications will be automatically deleted! Criteria for eligibility includes:

  • Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate program.
  • Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • Demonstrable financial need, and
  • Excellent Academic Record.
  • Below the age of 32 years.
How to Apply

Your application will include the following:

  • Application form filled out completely. We will only accept online applications this year. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*.
  • Personal and Contact Information.
  • Educational background and Family Information.
  • Statement of need should describe why scholarship funds are needed and what the funds will be used for if received.
  • Essays are a strong criteria in determining candidates who are short listed. Responses to essay where to buy modafinil online reddit questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education. Please have you essay responses ready before you begin the application.
  • Two academic/professional references. Note recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted. However, you must provide the names of 2 references in your application.
Submitting your application

Please complete all sections of the application form and submit all required materials to WAAW foundation by the deadline. Application may be completed online. Click Here to Begin your application. or follow this link:

For further information or inquiries please email: or

Please do not email inquiries until you have reviewed all the requirements above,  including the list of accepted and unaccepted course in the FAQ link above.

ONLY Shortlisted candidates will be required to send the following additional items in order to complete this process.

  • 2 references; one MUST be written by a professor from your institution of study and the other from an academic supervisor/advisor or mentor. Reference forms should be downloaded from 2019_ScholarshipReferenceLetter and emailed to
  • A copy of a current signed and sealed transcript from your University to be emailed, faxed to 1.888.519.4269 or to be mailed to:
    WAAW Foundation Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 1691, Wylie. Texas 75098.
    *Scanned copies of original transcripts may be emailed to
  • A copy of the student’s School identity card must be scanned and emailed to us

For More Information:

CLICK HERE TO>>>Visit the Official Webpage of the WAAW Foundation 2019/2020 STEM Scholarship

NAFASI ZA KAZI-One Acre Fund,Tanzania Product Innovations Lead

Position: Tanzania Product Innovations Lead

About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description 
Product Innovations Department Overview
The Product Innovations (PI) Lead will sit with the Impact Division, the driving force behind improving One Acre Fund’s programs, products, and services to farmers. Impact aims to reduce the risk of farmer investments and offer proven, impactful products. Within that, Product Innovations drives One Acre Fund towards continual growth by researching and trialing agricultural products, non-agricultural products, and trainings. PI identifies products, trainings, and strategies with high impact that solve the fundamental challenges that Tanzanian farmers face. The department works to maximize adoption or adherence and minimize logistical complications in an effort to reach as many farmers as possible with high impact products.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Team Management of 25+ Department Staff
  • Directly manage department execution lead (JG5) and 1-2 JG3 or JG4 team members
  • Write development and promotion plans for all direct reports within 1 month of reviews
  • Ensure all permanent Product Innovations department staff receive bi-annual reviews and are on development plans within 1 month of reviews, with monthly reviews of plans in between bi-annual reviews
  • Institute and monitor campaigns or protocols to ensure high team sustainability and efficacy
  • Plan bi-annual team celebrations and encourage celebration in regular team culture
  • Recommend Product Strategy to Maximize Farmer Impact through Add On Products
  • Design strategy for key product workstreams (solar, beans, etc.)
  • Product glidepath updated annually for 5 year pan
  • Set add on impact annual KPIs and create strategy for meeting targets
  • Define “5 Big Bets” for prioritization each season
  • Keep product pipeline, strategy calendar, and Product Innovations dashboard up to date
  • Oversee Product Trials
  • Ensure project calendars are up to date at the team and country level
  • Collect monthly risk assessments from project leads and ensure critical risks are well mitigated
  • Consider farmers first in all projects, checking that farmer needs and perceptions have been fully integrated
  • Communicate project wins and risks to country leadership (direct manager and when applicable, Steer Co)
  • Manage 1-3 projects or 1 phase while actively building succession plan to delegate these projects
  • Department Planning
  • Recommend highest efficiency staffing structure for project priorities
  • Budget overhead and staffing for financial year to most efficiently drive SROI within budget limit
  • Oversee Budget Variance Analysis lead to ensure any monthly budget variance is well understood and adjusted for in future months
  • Ensure regular planning coordination meetings with key departments, such as Logistics and Field Ops
  • OKR contribution and tracking
  • Lead Product Innovations department OKR drafting with team, aligning with global, country, and division
  • Track OKR progress and adjust team priorities accordingly
  • Team Management Administration
  • PI weekly meetings
  • Holiday tracking
  • Materials controls
  • Ensure deadlines for cross-department requests are met by Product Innovations (HR surveys)
  • Global Coordination
  • Monthly contributions to Impact Digest
  • Quarterly updates to Impact Team Project Index
  • Update global impact tools that feed into General Partner meetings, such as SROI projections
  • Annual preparation of materials for country’s formal reporting on add on impact calculations

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.


  • Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • Minimum 2 year commitment, full-time job
  • Graduate of 4-year university (mandatory)
  • Graduate degree (preferred)
  • Familiarity and experience with running statistical models, such as multi-variate regression
  • Experience with statistical software (R or Stata)
  • Personal or professional experience with agronomy and rural livelihoods (preferred)
  • 6+ years practical experience working on project and team management, including preferred experience with:
  • Team management
  • Leading team strategy
  • Managing project calendars
  • Prioritizing and balancing multiple projects and teams at once
  • Writing research plans based on objectives including survey data collection, data analysis leading to specific recommendations, and report writing
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Comfort and sensitivity working in a multicultural environment that spans six countries and two continents
  • Proven ability to manage, teach, and mentor others
  • Excellent ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Integrity in use of One Acre Fund resources
  • Humility: Open to feedback, willing to admit mistakes and learn from them
  • Fluent Business and Conversational EnglishAbility to live and work in Iringa and/or Mbeya regions

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Iringa, Tanzania
Commensurate with experience
Full-time job
Health insurance, paid time off


Standard Chartered Bank 2020 Internship International Graduate Programme for young Africans

Application Deadline: September 30th 2019

The Standard Chartered Bank International Graduate Programme is ~18 months long, including 4 weeks of induction, 11 months of training rotations and 6 months of business rotations. Internships are 10 weeks long.

Global Banking supports clients financial needs across more than 60 markets, providing solutions to over 5,3000 clients in some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and most active trade corridors.


For our Graduate roles, you must have an undergraduate degree and be eligible to work permanently in the country that you are applying to. If you’re applying for a role in the UAE, we may consider applications from nationals of Middle East and North African countries.

For our Internships, you must be in your second to last year of study to apply. We will accept applications from final year students who are required to complete mandatory National or Military Service after graduation.  To apply for an Internship position, you must have the legal right to work on a permanent basis in the country for which you’re applying for the full duration of the internship. If you’re applying in the US, you must have the legal right to work on a permanent basis. We are unable to apply for work permits for any Internship.

As English is the business language of Standard Chartered across the world, you need to be able to speak business-level English. Being able to speak more than one language would be an advantage.

Application Process

What the application process involves

There are a few steps to the application process.
Below should help you understand what you’ll need to prepare for each stage:

Short application form

When you complete the online form, you can include:

  • References
  • Educational experience
  • Work or volunteering experience and dates
  • A personal statement:
    • What you’ll bring to the role
    • Why SCB is your preferred choice. What makes us different?
    • Skills and experiences from your studies that you’ll bring to your role with Standard Chartered
    • Specifics of your work, volunteering or community experience that you’ll bring to your role with Standard Chartered

For More Information:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE>>>>Visit the Official Webpage of the Standard Chartered Bank 2020 Internship International Graduate



TANROADS) is vested with the responsibility of Maintenance and Development of Trunk and Regional Roads Networks in Tanzania Mainland. The Agency is also responsible for conducting Axle Load Control Operations through Weighbridges.

In making sure that the Agency strengthens the capacity to perform its functions effectively, the Regional Manager (TANROADS – Coast) seeks to recruit qualified and competent Tanzanian Citizens to fill the available vacancies at Regional Manager’s Office TANROADS – Coast on contract terms as follows;


Appointments will be on Contract Terms of Two (2) years (renewable) subject to satisfactory performance, efficiency and effectiveness.


POSITION RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Head of Accounts and Administration


  • Drive Agency’s motor vehicles
  • Maintain the vehicle logbook
  • Undertake motor vehicle services
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of the motor vehicle
  • Delivers and collects mail and goods; and
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


  • Must be Tanzanian Citizen
  • Holder of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination who passed English and Kiswahili’
  • Holder of Basic Driving Course offered by VETA or any other recognized institution
  • Must have a driving license Grade C or E with good track record in driving for not less than one (1) year
  • Not above 45 years of age



Any Tanzanian who meets the conditions and requirements of this advertisement is invited to apply.
Applicants who are employed should route their application through their employers
Any person with unresolved criminal offences need NOT apply
All applications should have at least two names of referees and their contract address and reliable telephone numbers for contact (failure to provide two referees will result to a disqualification)
All copies of Academic certificates and birth certificates MUST be certified
Submission of a certified copy of birth certificate is a MUST, Affidavits will not be considered
All applicants must attach one colored passport size to their application letters
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews
Late as well as incomplete applications will not be considered.
Lobbying and canvassing of employment will not be entertained and will work to the applicant’s disadvantage.


Only candidates who are willing to join the Agency immediately after being notified are invited to send application letters.

Qualified applicants are required to apply to the undersigned not later than 20th September 2019
Application Letters should be addressed to:

The Regional Manager

Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS)
P.O BOX 30150,


NAFASI ZA KAZI-Ericsson Tanzania

Position: 2nd Level Operations Specialist, Dar es Salaam

Job Summary:
We are now looking for a Second Level Operations Specialist that will be responsible for the coordination, management, execution and reactive maintenance activities that require a higher level of support than offered by the 1st level Operations. This person shall ensure that the services provided to customers are continuously available and performing to Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance levels.

You will help with Assurance support activities

  • Incident management
  • You will assist with Problem management
  • System administration
  • And you will work with Billing operations

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor level, in engineering (IT, Telecom) or
  • 3-5 years’ experience of deploy system test and lead testing team.
  • ISEB/ISTQB software testing qualifications would be an advantage

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Managed Service telecom operations practice
  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration skills
  • Ericsson knowledge
  • English skills
  • Delivering results & meeting customer expectations
  • Analyzing
  • Working with people
  • Creating & innovating
  •  Applying expertise & technology

Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and development.

Ericsson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetic information.
Primary country and city: Tanzania, United Republic of (TZ) || || Dar es Salaam || ServEng
Req ID: 290164


NAFASI ZA KAZI-NMB Bank, MEP Systems Engineer

MEP Systems Engineer 

Job Purpose

Monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain the bank’s Data Centers Power, Cooling, Physical security, access control & other low voltage systems at the bank’s Primary and DR Data Centers

Main Responsibilities

  • Daily monitoring, troubleshooting, resolve or escalate to vendors incidents related to  the Data Centers Power (Utility feeds, Electrical Systems, Generator systems, UPS, battery strings, etc.), Fuel oil Systems, BMS, DCIM, Physical security, access control & other low and Extra Low Voltage systems.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of routine maintenance tasks
  • Inspect data centers facilities and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions
  • Provide statistics and reports to aid in management decisions.
  • Facilities management, including risk identification, incident response and customer support.
  • Operational support for customers through the provisioning of rack space, requesting data communications connections, and deploying IT infrastructure into the rack space.
  • Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure compliance to the original design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards
  • Investigate electrical failures and suggest effective and efficient solutions to the line manager and respective vendor.
  • Proactively monitor electrical systems parameters, produce monthly reports and suggest modifications / improvements and up gradations to the line manager
  • Ensure effective routine and emergency maintenance of all electrical systems is by the respective vendors.
  • Minimize operational costs associated with first level support and Comprehensive Preventive maintenance (PM) of all electric systems done by respective vendors.
  • Prepare various monthly report of electrical systems performance to the line manager.


  • Knowledge of electric power solutions / technologies in the market.
  • Ability to work in a fast changing banking service environment.
  • Ability to present technical data in a comprehensive, yet clear manner.
  • Competency in troubleshooting and incident management of electrical power systems.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering.
  • Good command on Electrical Engineering Drawings.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in electric power supply systems support.

NMB Bank Plc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 14 working days of the advert closing date, then you have not been shortlisted.

“NMB Bank Plc does not charge any fee in connection with the application or recruitment process.



Job Opportunity at Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL), Sub Editor

Job Opportunity at Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL), Sub Editor

Position: Sub Editor
Industry : Print /Digital Media Job Function : Editorial Content
Job Experience Level : Mid Level
Deadline: September 14, 2019
Minimum Years of Experience : 4-5 years working experience in a busy newsroom
Minimum Academic Qualification : Bachelor

Job Summary
To edit stories, write captions, place pictures and write headlines in conformity with journalistic ethics, editorial objectives and house style within set deadlines.

Full Job Description

  • Checks and corrects editorial copy allocated by the Chief Sub-Editor for facts, accuracy, taste, house style, language use, clarity, details, objectivity, and spellings.
  • Subs copy to fit allocated space without distorting facts or dispensing with the salient points.
  • Re-writes the copy as necessary for simplicity, clarity and style.
  • Rewrites appropriate headline for the copy, ensuring it reflects the overriding message of the story.
  • Edits the pictures selected by the Chief Sub-Editor to fit the allocated space, and writes/rewrites appropriate caption taking care not to merely state the obvious details.
  • Submits the edited copy to the Chief Sub-Editor within set deadlines.
  • Makes up the editorial pages as directed by the Chief Sub-Editor.
  • Assists the product editor to ensure deadline pullout is compiled to plan.
  • Checks all headlines, captions, pictures, copy text and page logos and all other page elements to sign the pages within set deadlines.

Deadline: September 14, 2019


Internship Opportunities at Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL)


Industry : Print /Digital Media Job Function : Editorial Content
Job Experience Level : Volunteer/Internship
Deadline: September 14, 2019
Minimum Years of Experience : Fresh from school and those with 1-2 years of experience
Minimum Academic Qualification : Bachelor

Job Summary
Mwananchi Communications Limited publisher of the leading Tanzania newspapers, Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti, and The Citizen and various online products is looking for highly motivated individuals to join the Journalism Internship Program for a period of four months on the areas of health, digital and sports reporting.

Full Job Description

  • You are the difference we are looking for!
  • Are you interested in shaping and influencing the world and society around you?
  • Have you graduated within the last two years?
  • Do you possess excellent writing and analytical skills, good command of English and Kiswahili?
  • Do you have a degree in Journalism / Mass Communication or any other related field?
  • Are you interested and are meeting the above criteria?

Deadline: September 14, 2019