Thursday, April 17, 2014

Science and Technology PhD Scholarships at Lancaster University in UK

Do you have a strong desire to undertake PhD research at a world leading institution?
Scholarships in Science and Technology are aimed at exceptional students who wish to start their PhD study in October 2014. They provide full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a grant towards research training support. Funding is available to provide up to 75 students with the opportunity to work in their chosen field, with excellent supervision.
Successful applicants will be part of a thriving and vibrant community of postgraduate research students, across the Science and Technology faculty. The Science and Technology Graduate School offers a Research Development Programme, closely aligned with the Researcher Development Framework and puts on events that provide excellent opportunities for networking and collaborative work.
Funding & Eligibility
For faculty scholarships, the following financial support will be received:
  • Full funding of tuition fees
  • A stipend of £13,863 per year in line with RCUK guidelines
  • Access to a Research Training Support Grant
Scholarships will run for for 3.5 years for home/eu students, and for 3 years for overseas students.
Externally funded grants are subject to different conditions, which can be outlined by the relevant department.
How to apply
We would advise that you contact your chosen department before submitting your application.
For all faculty scholarships, applications should be made via Lancaster University's online application system.
Externally funded scholarships are subject to different application procedures. Please contact the correct department on the details included below. (To include STOR-IEnvisionNOWNANO)
For funded studentships in the Lancaster Environment Centre please refer to the list of projects on the LEC PG pages and apply as per the instructions that accompany the project. Please note the funding eligibility criteria before applying.
More information
For further information on the availability of scholarships and to discuss potential projects further, please contact the postgraduate coordinator in your chosen department.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT IN WATER LAW, POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT IN WATER LAW, POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
(Three or four international experts)
FOR INTERNATIONAL COURSE PREPARATION AND DELIVERY


Duty Station : His/her home town, with travel to Kampala, Uganda
Application Deadline : 13 May 2014
Type of Contract : Individual (lump sum, all inclusive)
Contract Post Level : Short-term Consultant
Starting Date : June 2014

Background


In 2012, IGAD started the implementation of the Inland Water Resources Management Programme (INWRMP) with the financial support of the European Union. A major focus of the Programme is the provision of support to the IGAD member states in the improvement of policy and legal frameworks for water resources management in the IGAD region.
Among other things, the INWRMP has provided assistance in the establishment of a Center on Water Policy and Law to enhance the capacity of officials in the region to deal with the legal and policy aspects of water resources management, focusing in particular on transboundary water resources. The Center, which is hosted by the School of Law Environmental Law Center of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, will be gradually strengthened through appropriate actions, and will be provided with the means necessary to contribute to the creation of a better knowledge in the region. It is envisaged that the Center will hold specialized courses on international water law within the INWRMP framework.
The international expert will be invited to elaborate a programme for the 1st IGAD Corse on International Law, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that will be held at the Center in the summer 2014, along the lines of the outline reproduced at Annex 1. The course will be designed for approximately 20 participants.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the IGAD-INWRMP TA Team, and jointly with other experts, the candidate is expected to undertake the following tasks:
1.    elaborate a programme for the 1st IGAD Corse on International Law, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that will be held at the Center on Water Law and Policy in the summer of 2014, along the lines of the outline shown at Annex 1;
2.    teach at the course;
3.    submit a short report on the course, including recommendations for other courses.

Competencies
Candidates must be fluent in English, and have:
•    Excellent knowledge of the legal, policy and  institutional issues arising in connection with water resources management;
•    Excellent teaching skills.

Qualifications and Experience

•    Minimum a master-equivalent degree in law.
•    Minimum 10 years of experience working on water resources management policy/legislation development.
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in teaching water law and policy topics, and related topics, at higher education or equivalent institutions or institutions.
•    Experience working with water-related institutions and/or international organizations dealing with water resources.

Application procedure:

Applications shall include a Curriculum Vitae, together with a cover letter including a brief explanation of what you believe makes you the most suitable candidate for the advertised position.
The application should be sent to the following address: ayenew.mequanent@igad.int, Procurement Officer-IGAD/INWRM-Programme, Cc.Daher Elmi, Program Manager – IGAD , daher.elmi@igad.int, Fred Mwango, INWRMP Team Leader,  fredmwango@yahoo.com, and Marcella Nanni, Legal and Policy Expert, marcellananni@gmail.com.

Time requirements:
-    Five days preparation,
-    two days travel,
-    three days for course delivery,
-    two days report writing.

Annex 1
OUTLINE

1st IGAD COURSE ON INTERNATIONAL LAW, NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Preliminary programme outline:

Day 1
1. Introduction to the course
2. Definition and sources of international water law
3. Evolution of international water law
4. Work of the International Law Association (ILA): the Helsinki Rules & subsequent draft articles
5. Codification of international water law: the work of the ILC
6. The UN Watercourses Convention
7. International river basin agreements and commissions: regional approaches
-    Asia
-    Europe
-    Africa

Day 2
8. The law of transboundary aquifers
-    Evolution and emerging principles
-    Codification of the law of transboundary aquifers: the ILC Draft Articles
-    Selected examples of arrangements for the management of transboundary aquifers
-    Discussion of possible approaches to the management of transboundary aquifers (applicability to the Horn of Africa region)
9. Implementation of international law: key needs (elements to be addressed through domestic legislation).

Day 3
10. Negotiation & conflict resolution
-      General aspects
-      Simulations

SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

*CARE encourages Zambian nationals and international candidates to apply.
CARE Zambia seeks a Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health to support an upcoming, USAID-funded, project titled “Increasing Citizen Demand for Accountable and Transparent Service Delivery in the Health Sector through Enhanced Community-Based Monitoring”.
The project will seek to mobilize communities and increase their engagement in monitoring the delivery of health services. Proposed activities will include enhancing citizens’ action predicated on basic facts about utilization and quality of services collected from the communities themselves. It will include improving upon, or developing, community-based monitoring tools such as report cards, social contracts, and action plans. This component will seek to strengthen existing local governance social structures, such as the neighborhood health committees, health advisory committees, and/or safe-motherhood action groups. Health service providers under the Ministry of Community Development, Mother, and Child Health will also be involved to improve and strengthen their engagement with community members.
The successful candidate will lead all technical aspects of the project – playing an active role in design, implementation and monitoring of project goals, objectives, activities, and tasks.  Primary areas of technical emphasis include maternal and newborn health, HIV and family planning integration, social accountability approaches, community based surveillance methodologies, quality improvement methodologies, data analysis and use.With a view to strengthening delivery of services in these areas, the Senior Technical Coordinator will collaborate with the M&E Specialist and other project staff to analyze data on maternal and child health outcomes, using empirical evidence in rolling out project activities and in making recommendations to the Mission’s technical advisors.
Throughout the project’s duration, the Senior Technical Advisor will provide and ensure effective communication between relevant partners, while identifying, compiling, and disseminating relevant literature and tools.  The position requires the incumbent to develop reports and presentations for dissemination to internal and external audiences. Moreover, the Senior Technical Advisor will lead and coordinate global learning activities and spearhead efforts to translate data and findings into programmatic guidance and policy advocacy.  The Advisor will represent CARE in meetings with donors and partners, and will provide technical assistance to these parties, as well as grantees, in designing their work plans.
Finally, the Senior Technical Advisor will supervise proposal development, ensuring design and use of program quality standards and cultivating relationships in the field with a view to new and innovative partnerships. 
Specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Leading all technical aspects of the project;
  • Ensuring technically sound and ‘people-centered’ approaches to RMNCH are integrated into programming and delivered;
  • Guaranteeing social accountability approaches are technically sound and effective at impacting RMNCH coverage, quality and equity;
  • Designing, implementing, and monitoring project goals, objectives, activities, and tasks in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Mother, and Child Health, local organizations, and other USAID implementing partners;
  • Ensuring community level stakeholders inform and shape the program.  This includes incorporating knowledge and perspectives of neighborhood health committees, health advisory committees, and safe-motherhood action groups in program planning;
  • Demonstrating a thorough understanding of, and building others’ capacities in, maternal and newborn health, HIV and family planning integration;
  • Providing technical support and guidance  on key program approaches, includingsocial accountability approaches, community based surveillance methodologies, quality improvement methodologies, and data analysis and use;
  • Collaborating with the M&E Specialist, and other project personnel, to support ongoing monitoring, evaluation and learning;
  • Maintainingeffective communication between relevant partners, while identifying, compiling, and disseminating relevant literature and tools; and
  • Coordinating learning activities and leading efforts to translate data and findings into programmatic guidance and policy advocacy.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Master’s or Doctorate in public health, epidemiology, or behavioral/social sciences;
  • Expertise in reproductive, maternal, newborn or child health (preferred);
  • Strong experience with social accountability approaches to improve service coverage, quality and equity;
  • 10 or more years’ experience in a relevant position;
  • Senior-level experience advising health-related programs in Zambia, or in greater Southern Africa;
  • Experience in surveillance, epidemiology, quality improvement and/or data analysis and use;
  • Ability to build partnerships across technical sub-divisions and across functional teams (technical, M&E, and proposal development teams);
  • Strong skills in research design and implementation;
  • Evidence of excellent writing skills (e.g. publication record);
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats;
  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English (required); and
  • Experience with USAID contracts.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for Zambians , 2014

Are you a professional with five years of experience?  Do you have demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service in the private or public sector?  If so, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship may be for you. The Humphrey program provides 10 months of non-degree academic study and professional experience in the United States. Application deadline is May 9, 2014.  For more information about the Humphrey program, please visit: http://www.humphreyfellowship.org   
To apply, please go to the following website:https://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/  
The U.S. Department of State and other organizations sponsor and support many educational programs, scholarships and other opportunities throughout the year for Zambian scholars, students and professionals.
These programs and scholarships cover a wide range of interests including communications and journalism, law, human rights, economic development, science and technology, teaching English, and other disciplines.
Please note these are approximate deadlines for recurring programs promoted by the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia.
To be notified about exchange program opportunities join our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/usembassyzambia 
U.S. Government Sponsored Educational Exchange Programs:
For queries, please contact U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section atlusakaexchanges@state.gov.
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Fulbright Scholarship Program for Zambians , 2014

Would you like to study for a masters or doctoral degree at a university in the United States?  If so, we encourage you to apply for the Fulbright Scholarship Program.  Fulbright is the U.S. government flagship scholarship program which brings some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses to pursue graduate studies while gaining insights about U.S. society and values.  All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies.  Application deadline is May 9, 2014.  For more information about the Fulbright program, please visit:http://www.foreign.fulbrightonline.org
To apply, please go to the following website:https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international.

The U.S. Department of State and other organizations sponsor and support many educational programs, scholarships and other opportunities throughout the year for Zambian scholars, students and professionals.
These programs and scholarships cover a wide range of interests including communications and journalism, law, human rights, economic development, science and technology, teaching English, and other disciplines.
Please note these are approximate deadlines for recurring programs promoted by the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia.
To be notified about exchange program opportunities join our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/usembassyzambia 
U.S. Government Sponsored Educational Exchange Programs:
For queries, please contact U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section atlusakaexchanges@state.gov.
Check us out on social media.

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