International Postdoctoral Positions at Duke University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Positions Associate training opportunities available within the Center for Human Disease Modeling (CHDM). Research topics can be chosen based on the interests and background of the individual candidate. Positions will be offered with a renewable one-year appointment with the expectation of at least a three-year term.
The ideal candidates will be accomplished,
highly motivated, and creative scientists with interests in at least one of the three following areas: 1) understanding the architecture of human genetic disease; 2) investigating the mechanisms underlying disease processes and pathomechanism, and 3) identification of novel therapeutic paradigms for inherited disorders. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with unique patient cohorts; cell-based, zebrafish and/or mouse models; and cutting-edge molecular and imaging technologies in a state-of-the-art facility.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, colour, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: Contact employer
  • Course Level: The positions are available to pursue Postdoctoral
  • Study Subject: Research topics can be chosen based on the interests and background of the individual candidate. Positions will be offered with a renewable one-year appointment with the expectation of at least a three-year term. Potential projects include, but are not limited to the following research themes:
  1. Genetic and functional investigation of rare structural birth defects
  2. Functional study of novel candidate genes that cause gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) abnormalities
  3. Cis complementation and phenotype modifier phenomena in ciliopathies
  4. Dissection of copy number variants in neuroanatomical traits
  5. Mechanistic study of inherited kidney disorders affecting renal structure or function
  6. Investigation of novel genes underlying treatment-resistant schizophrenia
  7. Therapeutic target discovery in rare pediatric disorders
  • Scholarship Award: Positions are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  International
  • Entrance Requirements: Ideal candidates will have a recent PhD in the life sciences (less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred), or who anticipate completion of their degree prior to starting the position. Previous experience in genetics; cell, molecular, or computational biology; botany; zoology or other directly related scientific fields are desirable but not required. Qualifying competencies include strong verbal and written English language skills, excellent organizational skills, motivation, and creativity.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency Application Procedure:
  • Applicants can apply through the online processor.

How to Apply:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement

OnlineApplication

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Up to 100 international scholarships are available at the University of Newcastle. These scholarships are awarded to study an undergraduate program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus.
The University of Newcastle, informally known as Newcastle University, is an Australian public university established in 1965. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline:Open
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship provides a payment of AUD$5,000 per annum, payable as a tuition fee waiver of $AUD2500 each semester, for the duration of an undergraduate program and provided ongoing scholarship conditions are met. There is no limit to the number of scholarships available as the Faculty aims to support all students who meet the eligibility criteria.
Number of Scholarships: There are 100 scholarships available.
Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries:International students are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a new student to the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment at the University of Newcastle at the commencement of their undergraduate degree program.
  • Be enrolling or enrolled in an undergraduate program within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolling or enrolled full-time to study on campus, at any UON Australian campus.
  • Be eligible for entry to the program as a full-fee paying international student.

English Language Requirements:Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Application Procedure:

If documentation is not provided with your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

How to Apply:

No application is required for this scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded automatically to students upon application to study an eligible Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment undergraduate degree program at the University of Newcastle.

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rship with Treasury and Macro policy unit) and giving input on implications for a funding strategy.
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Job Profile

A0 in Finance, Economics, Management, Accounting, Public Finance with 3 years of working experience.
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Accountant / Book keeper Job Opportunities – Zoe Recruitment

Organisation: Zoe Recruitment
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Salary Range: UGX 1,100,000 /=
Zoe Recruitment is an HR consultancy company that exists to contribute to the transformation of productivity and work ethic, by linking talent to business/organizations, and placing people right. At Zoe we believe this then forms the foundation for sustainable business and on a larger scale, economic growth. Zoe would like to recruit for a valuable client, an accounting and tax consultancy firm.
 Job Summary: The Accountant / Book keeper will service the accounting clients of the consultancy firm.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Record day-to-day financial transactions and complete the posting process
  • Verify that transactions are recorded in the correct day book, suppliers ledger, customer ledger and general ledger
  • Bring the books to the trial balance stage
  • Perform partial checks of the posting process
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  • Enter data, maintain records and financial statements
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
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All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 26th January 2018

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Organisation: Zoe Recruitment
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager
Zoe Recruitment is an HR consultancy company that exists to contribute to the transformation of productivity and work ethic, by linking talent to business/organizations, and placing people right. At Zoe we believe this then forms the foundation for sustainable business and on a larger scale, economic growth. Zoe would like to recruit for a valuable client, a marketing agency specializing in “Below The Line” marketing.
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Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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  • Be accountable for the project results along with the client.
  • Work with client and stakeholders to complete project charter outlining scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget, and timing.
  • Complete work breakdown structure to estimate effort required for each task
  • Provide a project schedule to indentify when each task will be performed
  • Clearly communicate expectations to team members and client
  • Act as a mediator between client/ employer and team members
  • Resolve any issues and problems through out project cycle
  • Efficiently manage project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved with project change request forms
  • Determine if external consultants or contractors will be required to complete project plans. If required, recruit and manage appropriate staffing resources
  • Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to the client
  • Lead, coach and motivate project team members on proactive basis.
  • Determine how results will be measured and complete a post project evaluation to determine how well the results were achieved
  • Develop tools on best practices for project management and execution
  • Safely crash unsuccessful or reprioritize projects
  • Capacity to do project budgets and expenditures
  • Diligence in collecting all receipts and reconciling all project expenditure.
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  • Ensure all project documents are safely archived following project completion
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
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  • Five years work experience in project and/ or marketing management
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Organisation: Zoe Recruitment
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager
Zoe Recruitment is an HR consultancy company that exists to contribute to the transformation of productivity and work ethic, by linking talent to business/organizations, and placing people right. At Zoe we believe this then forms the foundation for sustainable business and on a larger scale, economic growth. Zoe would like to recruit for a valuable client, a marketing agency specializing in “Below The Line” marketing.
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
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  • Skills: Networking, Persuasion, Prospecting, Public Speaking, Research, Writing, Closing Skills, Motivation for Sales, Prospecting Skills, Sales Planning, Identification of Customer Needs and Challenges, Territory Management, Market Knowledge, Meeting Sales Goals, Professionalism, CRM, and Microsoft Office
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 26th January 2018

United Republic of Tanzania: Senior Reading Specialist, Tanzania Tusome Pamoja “Let’s Read Together”

Organization: RTI International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 Feb 2018

RTI International is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Senior Reading Specialist to work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Tusome Pamoja Program (2016- 2021) in Tanzania. The 5-year program works to assist the Ministry of Education to replicate and scale up reading, writing and arithmetic improvement interventions in schools with an emphasis on curriculum and materials development for Grades 1-4 in Swahili and English. On behalf of the USAID/Tanzania, RTI works with regional, district, and ward personnel to implement reading, writing, and arithmetic reforms in four mainland regions of the country and Zanzibar, with support given to approximately 3000 public primary schools in the selected regions. Additionally, Tusome Pamoja implements activities to engage communities and parents to further the goals of improved student learning outcomes.

The Senior Reading Specialist will provide technical oversight and guidance to support improved reading instruction and learning. S/he will supervise the development and delivery of Tusome Pamoja-supported reading materials including pupil books and teachers’ materials, teacher professional development in reading, and teacher classroom support and monitoring. S/he will monitor the fidelity of implementation of the activities in reading across the project regions, liaise with government representatives and stakeholder experts on technical matters, and together with the senior management of Tusome Pamoja, ensure that children in project schools achieve improved outcomes in reading. The Senior Reading Specialist will serve as the technical counterpart for the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in Mainland Tanzania and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Education (MoEVT) in Zanzibar and non-ministry stakeholders in the development and adaptation of appropriate teaching and learning materials, including structured teacher materials. S/he will supervise and manage the technical inputs of project staff, subcontractors and consultants, as well as short term technical assistance. S/he will develop new and strengthen existing partnerships with education institutions that can contribute to the creation and delivery of teacher professional development.

Qualifications:

· Master’s Degree in education, preferably with a specialty in literacy or early childhood education. A Ph.D. in education with a focus on literacy or early childhood education is preferred.

· At least 12 years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Africa that work to improve early grade reading is required.

· Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, is required: experience with the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA).

· Prior experience serving in a technical leadership capacity on USAID-funded projects preferred.

· Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate personnel.

· Excellent communication skills and ability (verbal and written).

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability.

· Must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili.

How to apply:

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://m.rfer.us/RTIng429E. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Uganda: Communications Intern

Organization: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

Under the direct supervision of the Project and Communications Development Officer (PCDO), the Communications intern will be expected to provide support to the communication functions of SIHA Network.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the SIHA Network Communications and Advocacy Working Group in the following tasks:

o Assist with the preparation and production of communication materials, including fast facts brochures, newsletters and publications;

o Update SIHA Network social media on a regular basis with relevant material, highlighting key events and achievements;

o Assist in conducting any campaigns and events that the SIHA Network Communications and Advocacy working group undertake;

o Provide support in developing press and public statements capturing key messages of SIHA Network’s work;

o Assist in planning and implementing new initiatives from the working group;

o Assist in writing press releases and feature articles related to activities/events;

o Assist the PCDO with any other duties as may be assigned;

Qualifications and Experience

• University degree in the field of social studies and gender, public relations , journalism or equivalent;

• Strong social media skills and knowledge of social media operation;

• Proven experience and interest in the field of advocacy and communication, especially new media;

• Strong editing and revising skills;

• Excellent command of written and spoken English is a mandatory;

• Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;

• Ability to write clearly and concisely;

• Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;

Competencies

• Proactive

• Team Player

• Excellent writing skills

• Quick learner

• Good computer skills • Polite and outgoing

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing her/his motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, to SIHA’s Human Resources Department humanresourcesiha@gmail.com before 25th of January 2018. Please enter “Application Materials: Communications Intern”.Due to the anticipated volume of applications, please note that SIHA will contact only shortlisted candidates. We thank you for your interest in joining SIHA!

Export Marketing Executive (Services) Job Careers – Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB)

Organisation: Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Marketing Executive (Products & Services)
Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) which is an equal opportunities employer is a semiautonomous public agency set up by the Uganda Export Promotion Board Act 1996 under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives with the main objective of facilitating the development, promotion and coordination of all export- related activities that lead to export growth on a sustainable basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Export Marketing Executive (Services) will conduct market research, and marketing intelligence on selected Ugandan services of export potential
  • Support and facilitate private sector in accessing technical and advisory services on product, and supply development, and value addition to meet export standards, quality control and assurance requirements
  • Organise and participate in national, regional, and international export promotional activities (buyer-seller meetings, product-specific fairs, exhibitions, Expos, etc.)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB) Export Marketing Executive (Services) job placement must be a Ugandan who holds an Honors Bachelors’ Degree in any of the following: Marketing, International Business, Logistics Management, Economics, Agriculture or IT related courses from a recognized awarding University or Institution. Professional qualifications in Marketing, or Logistics Management is added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in marketing in a reputable organization. Private sector experience in the services sector is an added advantage.
  • Excellent research and project development skills
  • Proven capacity and experience in dealing with the private sector at both local and international levels
  • Excellent documentation, analytical, communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Have knowledge of intellectual property and branding.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan applicants should send their applications including; cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, three referees, copies of certified academic transcripts and certificates either by hand addressed to :
The Executive Director,
Uganda Export Promotion Board,
2nd floor, UEDCL Towers
Plot 37 Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 5045, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The post applied for should be indicated on the right hand top corner of the envelope.
While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm

Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation NGO Careers – BRAC International

Organisation: BRAC International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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  • Design, promote, and facilitate capacity development of country programme, local governments, communities and schools to address emergency preparedness and response considering internationally accepted standards & principles
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in social sciences, Development Studies, Disaster Management, Geography & Environment or related.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of relevant experience in emergency response & disaster risk reduction in NGOs/development sectors.
  • Experience in proposal development, budgets, situational reports, action plans, brief notes & presentations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, skills on self-awareness, culture sensitivity, flexibility, adaptability and resilience
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vita in one Ms. Office Word Document and academic papers in one PDF to hrd.uganda@brac.net. There should be only 2 attachments & the subject in email must be the name of the position applied for strictly. Applications should be addressed to; THE HR MANAGER, BRAC Uganda.
NB: Only soft copy applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. These positions are open for Ugandan nationals only.
Deadline: 25th January 2018