Opportunity for Zambians , Feb 2016

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a unique partnership between European and African countries launched by the European Commission to accelerate the development of new or improved interventions into poverty-related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. To learn more, visit www.edctp.org
We are seeking two High Representatives: one with a special focus in Africa and the other in Europe. The High Representatives will act as goodwill ambassadors in increasing EDCTP’s visibility and its collaborations with industry and NGO partners.
The High Representatives will be internationally known figures with senior-level experience engaging leaders and opinion drivers in the health, research, government, and development sectors.
Candidates will have at least 10 years of experience working at senior levels in relevant political, diplomatic, public-service or corporate organizations in Africa or Europe, with responsibility for health, research, or development initiatives.
The High Representatives answer to the EDCTP General Assembly and commit approximately 50 days annually to the work.
To learn more or to apply, please click the Apply button or contact our consultants Shani Newbold and Elena Mariggi at Cadence Partners (+44 (0) 207 947 4960) or Craig Smith at Opus Partners (craig.smith@opuspartners.net) for a confidential discussion.

2016 UNICEF Innovation Fund , Zambians

Deadline: February 26, 2016
UNICEF invites expressions of interest to receive funding that will be made available through the UNICEF Innovation Fund. The purpose of the UNICEF Innovation Fund is to invest in open source technologies for children.
The Fund has raised $9 million so far and offers innovators in developing countries a pooled funding mechanism to help them take their tested projects to the next stage. The Fund brings together models of financing and methodologies used by venture capital funds and the principles of UNICEF’S award-winning Innovation Unit.
Thematic Areas
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:
  1. Products for youth under 25
  2. Real-time information for decision-making
  3. Infrastructure to increase access to services and information
These three areas are ripe for investment due to rapidly changing technologies such as blockchain, 3D printing, wearables and sensors, artificial intelligence and renewable energy.
Expressions of interest are invited from companies/institutions registered in UNICEF’s programme countries. Interested companies must meet the criteria required to be eligible  for funding as detailed below.
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 (see list here)
  • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:
    • Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL
    • Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-BY
  • 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 publicly exposed real-time data that can be / is measured
To apply, read the detailed requirements.
Interested companies are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form and provide the information and supporting documents indicated in the form. EOIs Response forms must be submitted through this link, not later than 1800hrs (Eastern Standard Time) on 26 February 2016.


The Bank has exciting career opportunities for recent graduates
desiring to build a rewarding banking career with a growing

We are looking for self driven motivated graduates, with the
following degrees to join our Graduate Development

-Business Administration and Management
-Banking and Finance
-Information Technology
-Human Resources
In additional, the ideal candidate must have;
-Grade 12 Certificate, passed with a minimum of credits in at
least five subjects two of which must be English and
-Graduated with Distinction or Merit in their respective degrees
-Strong Computer skills

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2016.
Human Resources Head,
First National Bank-Zambia
P.o Box 36187

Please Note: No phone calls will be entertained.

Applicants who will not hear from us by 30th May 2016 should
consider their application unsuccessful.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambian nationals that meet the minimum requirements outlined here below to contest for Thirty (30) scholarships under the Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme for the 2016/2017 Academic Year. Available are: One (01) PhD, Nine (09) Masters and Twenty (20) undergraduates in the following fields of study: Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Medicine, Banking and Finance, Economics, Fashion Design and Technology, Chinese Language and Literature.
Applicants should:
Be Zambian citizens with Green National Registration Cards (NRC)
Be School Leavers who completed Grade 12 in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (undergraduates)
Have Grades 1-4 in English, Mathematics and subjects relevant to the intended field of study
Hold a first degree (Masters) and a relevant Masters degree (PhD)
Be maximum age 24 years (undergraduates), 34 years (Masters) and 39 years (PhD) by September 2016
Candidates should meet own cost towards:
(i) Expenses to and from the Airport;
(ii) Any short fall not adequately covered by the scholarship.
This is dependent on the programme to be pursued, however, all include 1 year of Chinese language (5 to 7 years for Undergraduates; 2 to 3 years for Masters and PhD)
Applicants should submit:
A typed application letter responding to the advert, clearly stating the field of study desired, age, mobile phone number for easy communication;
Curriculum Vitae, Certified Photocopies of Educational Certificates, Transcript/Statement of results, NRC, eight (8) colour passport size photos and colour photo copy of pages 2 and 3 of the passport;
Two Letters of Recommendation from Professors or Associate Professors (Masters and PhD)
A study plan or synopsis of summarized details of the preferred course and how the intended course of study will enhance one’s contribution to Zambia’s development (200 words for undergraduate and 800 words for Masters and PhD applicants)
Employers' Recommendation letters stating that they would be granted leave to take up offers if selected (for Masters and PhD).
It is a requirement by the host country that all nominated candidates undergo comprehensive medical examinations including the HIV test.
Nominated candidates must note that last-minute withdrawals will attract serious sanctions from the Committee which may include being blacklisted.
Applications should be addressed to: or Hand delivered to:
The Secretary Room 21 (Registry)
Bursaries Committee Maxwell House, Annex Building
P.O. Box 50464 Los Angeles Boulevard, Longacres
Closing date: Friday 4th March 2016
For any clarification, contact us on telephone: +260 - 211-250726, Lusaka.
i. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any applicant who would not hear from us by Friday 19th March 2016 should consider his/her application as unsuccessful.
ii. Students currently on Government sponsorship at UNZA or CBU should not apply.
iii. Applicants should apply only in one field of study.
Ireen Nayame Chirwa (Mrs)
Secretary to the Bursaries Committee

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