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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Apply Now- Job Available at The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for Fresh Graduates

 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – 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.
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.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
 Job Title: Executive Officer, NOB
Job Number: 510339
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff
Job Organizational Context
  • The Job Profile for the Executive Officer at the NO-2 level is to be used in a UNICEF country office to manage the Front Office for Country Representative and Deputy Representative.
Purpose for the Job
  • This is a professional position requiring extensive experience in administration and coordination with exceptional analytical and communication skills and the ability to effectively engage in a wide degree of creativity and latitude in developing and coordinating projects on behalf of/which the Representative and Deputy Representative.
  • The executive officer oversees and manages the flow and exchange of information, streamlines interactions with key constituents and facilitates initiatives on behalf of the front office.
  • It requires the use of considerable judgement and independent action and may include the delegation of work to others.
  • It also involves a high level of discretion and often requires the use and handling of confidential information.
  • This position performs professional and confidential special project functions and acts as a point of contact between Senior Management and staff or other stakeholders.
Summary of Key Functions/Accountabilities
Support both the office of the Country Representative and the Deputy Representative in coordinating activities, performing research, and preparing briefings and position papers. Coordinate weekly meetings and conferences as may be required. Take notes to record discussions and prepare minutes and memoranda for the records. Maintain records and track the status of the Country Representative and Deputy Representative action items, including their calendars. Analyze and collect information in support of milestone activities. Produce a variety of substantive and/or routine documents, correspondence, letters etc.
Make various administrative arrangements for the work of the Country Representative, the Deputy Representative and other officials/visitors, including travel, appointments, meetings, official social events, press conferences and interviews. Coordinate the schedule of the of the Representative and the Deputy Representative; arrange appointments, book meeting rooms, clear invoices for payments, produce/collect and disseminate documentation.
Organise and maintain both the offices of the Representative and Deputy Representative, prioritizing communications, establishing office and file systems logging and tracking systems, mail and contact listing. Identify the need for equipment and supplies and establish and maintain collections of documentation, records and reports. Identify, request and screen materials for the collection. Conduct substantive searches and indexes materials.
Provide high level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing administrative functions such as preparing correspondences and drafting meeting minutes; receiving visitors; arranging conference calls; and scheduling meetings; including meetings of the senior management team. Acts as Secretary of the senior management team.
Respond to a wide variety of general and substantive queries for information from internal clients, governmental and non-governmental partners. Screen requests, respond if possible or refer to a wide range of possible sources within and outside the country office.

Select and compile background and briefing materials for meetings, travel, conferences, fundraising etc. for the need of the Country Representative, the Deputy Representatives and other officials as requested. Undertake topical research and compile information from multiple sources.
Impact of Results:
  • Efficient management of the activities of the office of Country Representative and Deputy Representative in all critical aspects of work planning, office coordination and review of request for the management decisions.
  • Activities and priorities of the Representative and Deputy Representative coordinated and highlighted in discussion with the CO.
  • University degree in Communication, Administration, Public Affairs, Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration, Law or other related discipline is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional work experience in administration, office management, external relations, public affairs or international development cooperation, preferable within a UN, national or an international organization, government or NGO. Prior experience of working in coordination and planning an asset.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in another UN language will be an asset.
Competencies and Level of Proficiency Required (please base on UNICEF Competency Profiles)
Core Values:
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies:
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)
Functional Competencies:
  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (III)
 How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Apply Now- International Scholarships for Undergraduates Student to Study in UK

 Undergraduate scholarships for international (non-EU) students

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Nottingham Trent University
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description 
Nottingham Trent University is pleased to offer a wide range of scholarships for international (non-EU) students applying for an undergraduate course of study at the university.

Scholarships for international students must be for starting a full-time undergraduate course with the university in September 2018 in a number of selected courses beginning in Autumn 2018/2019. Includes the International Undergraduate Full-Fee ScholarshipInternational Undergraduate ScholarshipsInternational ScholarshipsInternational Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship, and the Sport Scholarships.

Eligible students from all countries of the world are encouraged to apply for the Undergraduate scholarships for international (non-EU) students at Nottingham Trent.

All international (non-EU) applicants holding an offer for entry into any full-time undergraduate course at the Nottingham Trent University.

Eligible groups
Citizens of any country, EXCEPT the UK and EU countries

Participating Institutions
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Fields of study
All courses offered at the undergraduate level at the university, and starting in September 2018. However, note that eligible Engineering courses are:
  • BEng Sport Engineering
  • MEng Sport Engineering
  • BEng Electronic Engineering
  • MEng Electronic Engineering
  • BEng Biomedical Engineering
  • MEng Biomedical Engineering

Number of awards
Not specified (over 100 winners from 25 countries were awarded in one year - 2012)

Sponsorship duration
These are scholarships tenable between one year to four years, depending on the scholarship awarded

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship values are as follows:
  • International Undergraduate Full-Fee Scholarship: Full tuition fee for up to four years
  • International Undergraduate Scholarships: £2,000 per academic year
  • International Scholarships: £2,000 for the first year of study

  • International Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship: £2,000 per academic year. and
  • the Sport Scholarships.
  • Method of Application
    Complete the 'International Scholarship Application Form' (which you can also download from the official website--link to it is below) – make sure you fill in all sections. You will be considered for all scholarships you are eligible for. Please email your form to before 16:00 GMT (4 pm) by one of the deadlines below.

    It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for this scholarship

    Courses starting in September 2018, deadlines are: Monday 19 February 2018 16:00 GMT (4 pm) and Monday 23 April 2018 16:00 GMT (4 pm). Final deadline is Monday 18 June 2018 16:00 GMT (4 pm). Courses starting in January 2018, deadlines are Monday 16 October 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm). Final deadline is Monday 13 November 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm) 

    Applications received after the final deadline will not be considered. 
    If the university receives your application after 16:00 GMT (4 pm), it will be considered for the next deadline. If your application is received after the final deadline, it will not be considered. 

    You will be contacted with the university's decision within four weeks of the deadline. 

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public university in Nottingham, England. It was founded as a new university in 1992 from Trent Polytechnic (later Nottingham Polytechnic). Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design which still exists within the university today. It is the 17th largest university in the UK (out of 163) with its students split over three different campuses. 

    Application Deadline: 19 Feb / 23 Apr / 18 Jun 2018
    Open for International Students: Yes

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    Apply Now- Scholarships Available in Africans, Asians and Latin-Americans for Graduate Student 2018/2019

     VLIR-UOS Training and Masters Scholarships 

    Course(s) Offered: Development-related fields
    Course Level: Graduate (training, masters)
    Provider: VLIR-UOS 
    Country to Study in: Belgium

    Scholarship Description
    VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study for a masters or training programme at a Flemish university or university college in Flanders (i.e. Belgium). VLIR-UOS scholarships support development-related courses or fields relevant to developing countries. 

    The master programmes focus on specific problems of developing countries and are designed to enable graduates assume positions of responsibility to share and apply acquired knowledge in their home country. The shorter training programmes focus on updating and acquiring knowledge, and also skills transfer relevant to people working in their home country.

    Thirty-one countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America benefit, and eligible training or master programmes are taught in English. 50% of all VLIR-UOS scholarships will be offered to African students and preference will be given for Women.

    You can only apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites:

    1). Nationality and Country of Residence: A candidate should be a national and resident of one of the eligible 31 countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application (see list below)

    2). Age: The maximum age for a Master programme candidate is 35 years for an initial masters and 40 years for an advanced masters. The maximum age for a training candidate is 45 years. The candidate cannot succeed this age on January 1 of the intake year.

    Please note that from 2018 onwards, age is no longer an eligibility criterion for ITP scholarship candidates. Depending on the objectives of the programme, the required knowledge of the candidates and the planned follow-up trajectories after completion of the programme, the course organizers can decide to install a selection criterion related to the age of the candidates.

    3). Professional background and experience: VLIR-UOS gives priority to candidates who are employed in academic institutions, research institutes, governments, social economy or NGO’s, or aim a career in one of these sectors. However, also candidates employed in the profit sector or newly graduated candidates without any work experience (for Master programmes) can be eligible for the scholarship.
    The training candidate should have relevant professional experience and a support letter confirming (re)integration in a professional context where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.

    4). Fungibility with other VLIR-UOS funding: A scholarship is not compatible with financial support within a VLIR-UOS funded IUC- or TEAM-project. Candidates working in a university where such projects are being organized, should submit a declaration of the project leader stating that the department where the candidate is employed is not involved in the project.

    5). Former VLIR-UOS scholarship applications and previously awarded scholarships: A candidate can only submit one VLIR-UOS scholarship application per year, irrespectively of the scholarship type. As a consequence, a candidate can only be selected for one VLIR-UOS scholarship per year.

    The Master programme candidate has never received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a master programme or equivalent or was never enrolled in a Flemish higher education institution to attend a master programme or equivalent before January 1 of the intake year.

    See the complete eligibility criteria page.

    Eligible groups
    Citizens and residents of the following 31 countries are eligible:
    • AFRICA: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger
    • ASIA: Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Vietnam
    • LATIN AMERICA: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru
    Participating Institution(s)
    All Belgian academic institutions and universities are eligible

    Fields of study/Programmes
    The below are training (ITP) and master (ICP) programmes eligible for the current scholarship call, organized at a Belgian Dutch speaking university, but taught in English.

    A). International Master Programmes (1 year): 

    • Master of Human Settlements - Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
    • Master of Development Evaluation and Management - Deadline for applications: 4 February 2018
    • Master of Governance and Development - Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
    • Master of Globalization and Development - Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
    • Master of Cultura Anthropology and Development Studies - Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
    B). International Master Programmes (2 years)
    • Master of Science in Food Technology - Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
    • Master of Aquaculture (IMAQUA) - Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
    • Master of Epidemiology - Deadline for applications: 15 February 2018
    • Master of Agro-and Environmental Nematology - Deadline for pre-academic admission: 3 January 2018. Please note you have to send a hard copy of your application and all requested documents to the programme coordinator before 15 January 2018!
    • Master of Rural Development - Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
    • Master of Statistics - Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
    • Master of Water Resources Engineering - Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
    • Master of Sustainable Territorial Development - Deadline for applications: 1 February 2018
    • Master of Transportation Sciences and Road Safety in Low & Middle Income Countries - Deadline for applications: 1 March 2018
    • Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes) - Deadline for applications: 31 March 2018. Please note you first have to apply for pre-registration.
    C). Training programmes organised in 2018 (14-90 days)
    • Audio-visual Learning Materials - Management, Production and Activities (AVLM) - Applications are closed
    • Sustainable Debelopment and Human Rights Law (SUSTLAW): 12/02/2018 - 04/05/2018, deadline for applications is 03/11/2017
    • International Module for Spatial Development Planning: 05/03/2018 - 01/06/2018, deadline for applications is 24/11/2017 (23:59h)
    • Evidence-based decision making in food safety: 15/10/2018 - 14/12/2018, deadline for applications is 15/03/2018
    • Modern breeding techniques of maize: 20/08/2018 - 07/09/2018, more info to follow
    • I-EBQ (International training on Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Qualitative research methods): 21/10/2018 - 01/12/2018, more info to follow
    Number of Awards 
    Up to 180 scholarships to first-year masters students and up to 70 scholarships to training participants

    Scholarship benefits
    This is a FULL COST scholarship covering all related expenses. It covers allowance, travel costs, accommodation, insurance, tuition fees, and other program related costs.

    Method of Application
    To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the training or Master programme. To apply for a training or Master programme, visit the website of the training or Master programme of your interest. Follow the guidelines for application for the programme as mentioned on its website. In the programme application, you can mention whether you wish to apply for a scholarship. In case you do, the programme coordinator forwards your application to VLIR-UOS.

    Applications submitted by the candidates to VLIR-UOS directly will not be considered! Take into account that you can only apply for one training or Master programme per year.

    It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship

    Deadline depends on the particular training or Master programme you are applying for (see above and link below); and varies (generally between November 2017 – March 2018)

    Candidates selected for a VLIR-UOS scholarship will be contacted by VLIR-UOS around mid June at the latest, in order to start up the visa and flight procedure. All scholars are obliged to return to their country of origin as soon as possible after the study or training programme has ended.

    VLIR-UOS funds and facilitates academic cooperation and exchange between higher education institutions in Flanders (Belgium) and those in developing countries, aiming to build capacity, knowledge and experience for a sustainable development. VLIR-UOS was founded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR), an overarching consultative organization between the Flemish universities and the Belgian government. VLIR-UOS also funds the Short Training ScholarshipsICP PhD Scholarships and Short Research Stays for citizens of developing countries.

    Application Deadline: Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
    Open to International students: Yes 

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