Jobs and Announcements

Urban Studies Foundation International Fellowships for Early to Mid-Career Urban Scholars from the Global South
Deadline for applications: 28 April 2017

Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for urban scholars on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the global south funded by the Urban Studies Foundation. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in either the global north or the global south (facilitating south-south exchange) for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months. Applicants must be early career urban scholars with a PhD obtained within the preceding 5 years who currently work in a university or other research institution within the global south. Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the global south. Preference may be given to candidates from least or low-income countries but middle-income developing countries are not excluded if the need for support is justified. The candidate must make suitable arrangements to be mentored by a suitably experienced senior urban scholar at his/her chosen research institution. The application must include: an outline of the planned research, demonstrating its originality, rigour and value to the field of urban studies; with a statement of the intended research outputs; and further information provided on the website.

Urge your country's ambassador to the UN to listen to community-based advocates and stand by human rights frameworks
Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights: 2010

The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights is calling on all people's rights, health rights, reproductive justice, and economic and social justice advocates to join them in writing to country representatives at the United Nations Headquarters to raise concerns about the upcoming High Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. With the ongoing lobbying by advocates working on sexual and reproductive rights with access to the halls of the UN, and community level mobilisations for social change, there is pressure mounting on state representatives to the summit to incorporate the Network’s suggestions into their position statements and negotiation points. The network is expressing concerns that grassroots people speaking up for basic rights are being systematically shut out of UN processes. The letter asks for the state delegation to the MDG Summit to include members of civil society groups, particularly those representing the concerns of marginalised communities, and calls for modification of the high level advisory panel in order to respect principles of gender parity, and to include women as advisors for MDG 5, and increase the number of representatives from the Global South, with an emphasis on those from civil society organisations. The network calls on civil society to add voice to the call by forwarding the letter provided on the website to the country’s ambassador.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa Communications & Knowledge Management Programme Officer
Vacancy open until filled

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), registered in Nairobi, Kenya. UAF-Africa seeks a Communications & Knowledge Management Programme Officer who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for gender equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other national, regional and international social justice organisations.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa Communications and Knowledge Management Programme Officer
Vacancy open until filled

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) seeks a Communications and Knowledge Management Programme Officer who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for gender equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other national, regional and international social justice organisations.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa Partnerships & Development Manager
Vacancy open until filled

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Nairobi, Kenya. UAF-Africa seeks a Partnerships & Development Manager who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for women’s equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other social justice organisations.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa Partnerships and Development Manager
Vacancy open until filled

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), is a consciously feminist and women’s human rights pan- African Fund, registered in Nairobi, Kenya. UAF-Africa seeks a Partnerships & Development Manager who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for women’s equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grant making, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other social justice organisations,

Use of Evidence - Blended Learning Course
International NGO Training and Research Centre: Online course 6 October 2015 to 4 November 2015

This course seeks to help those who lack confidence using evidence in their work and facing external or internal pressure to justify the evidence that they produce. In this course delivered online participants will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of evidence. With a practical focus, they will learn the skills to identify sources of evidence, assess the quality of evidence, and integrate the use of evidence into their own work and organisation so that it is of high quality and can be used with confidence. At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with definitions of, and approaches to, evidence in international development and the wider implications for practitioners; be able to identify and work with existing sources of evidence, addressing relevance and purposes for different activities and audiences; be able to understand different approaches to, and have built skills in, assessing the quality of evidence; be able to plan for the use of better evidence in their work; have applied their learning and have explored the challenges and how to overcome them. During the practical component of the course, participants will apply their learning to a particular area of work where they use evidence, such as advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, or programming. The course takes place over four weeks and includes self-directed learning and one-to-one coaching tailored to the needs of the participant. It is aimed at technical staff in NGOs who need to engage with evidence in their work, for example in programme, planning, monitoring and evaluation, or advocacy. Participants will have some exposure to using research evidence through academic training or work experience, but need to gain a better understanding of core concepts.

Vacancies - Fund Portfolio Managers in The Global Fund Secretariat

THE GLOBAL FUND, established in 2001, is an independent public-private partnership. It is the largest global fund in the health domain, with over USD 2.0 billion currently committed. The Fund is looking for staff with strong commitment, an open mind-set, entrepreneurial and flexible attitudes, proven emotional intelligence and the ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29603
Vacancy for health economist at PRICELESS SA
Closing date: Until filled

An opening exists at PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective lessons for Systems Strengthening) for a health economist or general applied micro economist with interest and experience in health economics in South Africa or Sub Saharan Africa. The focus of the work is on the role and use of cost effectiveness and related evidence- based approaches in setting priorities for health interventions and maximising their impact. The work will build on the already established base of exciting and innovative economic evaluation that is immediately relevant to health priorities in South Africa. This grant funded position is equivalent to senior lecturer/assistant professor level, dependant on education and experience, and is located in Johannesburg at the MRC /Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health. Responsibilities will include substantial technical involvement in studies of the costs and cost effectiveness of different priority interventions and how they articulate with health sector in South Africa. Requirements include a Doctoral degree in economics or a related field (e.g. public health, public policy). Masters degree candidates with a medical degree and at least three years’ experience will also be considered. Interested applicants may obtain more detailed information from Karen Hofman on Karen.Hofman@wits.ac.za and +27 11 717 2083/2606.

Vacancy: Regional campaign/advocacy manager of Soul City HIV and AIDS campaign

A candidate is sought to manage the development and implementation of Soul City’s 10-country Southern Africa regional HIV/AIDS prevention campaign (One Love Campaign). In addition, the job involves supporting the implementation of advocacy campaigns in four Southern African countries. The One Love Campaign rolls out across 10 southern African countries from October 2008 to October 2009.

Further details: /newsletter/id/33233

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