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The Ajira Experience

In todays highly competitive job market, employers expect graduates to be knowledgeable in their field, ready to solve problems, demonstrate emotional intelligence (See more) and intercultural competence and be ready to work effectively in teams. Those amongst many other skills gaps are what our year-long signature program the Ajira Experience addresses by preparing young graduates for the job market and also packaging them for successful careers of impact. This one of its kind hands-on career preparation program aims to compliment university education by equipping young graduates with employability, career readiness skills and professional experience that gives them a competitive edge in the job market.

Through the year-long internship, intensive bootcamps and educational tours in four different East African countries, quarterly feedback from the host organization, career/life coaching… we basically package a young graduate to become a highly effective, adaptable and productive employee. Graduates finishing the Ajira Experience are therefore better placed not just to compete in today's demanding job market but also ready to positively impact the organizations that employ them because they embody skills, experience, values and virtue that pushes them to always pursue what we call restless excellence at the work workplace and in all they do.

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11 months mentored Professional Work Experience in a partner organization/company,
4 Quarterly Learning Bootcamps that places in 4 different East African countries. Each Bootcamp is 1 week long and is intended to give a young graduate conducive learning environment, exposure, networking opportunities and a greater understanding of the career possibilities across East Africa. During Bootcamps, the Ajira Academy takes care of the food, accommodation, training expenses, insurance and all in-country program related transportation
More than 20 professional courses [studies both during bootcamps and online] to equip participants with high-level skills that will prepare them for success in their chosen career across different industries and countries. Touch using active and experiential learning methodologies, our courses are coupled with soft soft skills, simulations, personal development… as a way to have a holistic growth of the individual.
Quarterly Robust Feedback from the internship host organization to allow our Career Coaches track your the growth, strengths and areas of improvement for each participants. It means we get quarterly reports plus one final report from the host organization. It's important to mention that this will be qualitative feedback prepared by a dedicated mentor.
Dedicated Personal Coach for 15 months [12 months of the program and 3 extra months as we support our alumni to transition into a full time job]. The above-mentioned feedback report becomes the main focus for your coach to support you in your growth and other career-related coaching sessions. The Ajira Experience being an intensive year full of many events and learnings, your dedicated coach will be your go to person to talk, reflect and derief about your learnings at the workplace, challenges, opportunities and anything else so that you take can get the most of this program and also make sound post-program decisions. Your coach will guide and support you in your journey towards self awareness, personal growth and other aspects of your career choices.
1 year personal accident insurance to protect against all unforeseen situations that may occur during your year-long internship, bootcamps and other discovery and learning travels that will take place in several locations across East Africa. Your success and safety are our two major priorities. Other non-emergency illnesses are a person responsibility of each participant.
After graduation, each alumni is granted free membership into our paid Kareer Ripe Network where we support and expose members to several opportunities from our network and employer partners in order to swiftly transition from the program and land on their dream jobs in no time. All members also attend annual gatherings to support in other growth, mentoring and networking needs along their careers. By virtue of being an alumni of the Ajira Experience one therefore becomes very marketable in the job market and at least rest assured that Ajira will give all the support needed both in job hunt efforts, career launch and career growth. We do the above because the long-term growth of each alumni is key to us because their success will exponentially impact future cohorts of the Ajira Experience participants.
Anything else needed to get ready for a successful career? Name it and we make it happen. Bring us your strengths, areas of growth, dreams and career aspirations and we shall take you into a transformational journey that will make you a success story.

Requirements to join the Ajira Experience

- A participant should be 30 years of age,

- Need to have graduated not more than 5 years ago,

- Be ready to commit fulltime to the host organization for 11 months of professional apprenticeship,

- Be willing to attend all the 4 bootcamps and other educational tours that will take place across East Africa. During those travels, meals, accommodation, insurance and training costs are responsibility of Ajira Academy,

- Be in a position to pay the program cost [ $1000] or meet the requirements for our sch
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Internship Opportunity



EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to (See more) ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.


The Boresha Afya Project, Award II aims to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by supporting the provision of high-quality HIV prevention, care and treatment through increasing access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on FP, HIV/AIDS, and TB. Award 2 II cover geographic areas with the highest disease burden across the following regions: Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Dodoma, Singida, and Tabora. EngenderHealth is the lead gender and FP/RH partner, as a sub-recipient to EGPAF.

Job summary:

The Intern will be based in Dar es Salaam offices and reports to the Gender Advisor. With support from Gender Officer, s/he will support development and implementation of an integrated strategy focused in high HIV prevalence areas, where targeted efforts are required to shift the gender-related barriers to the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals. S/he will provide technical assistance on a) gender, including gender norms affecting health-seeking behaviors and interventions promoting gender positive roles, rights and responsibilities of the target communities, and b) youth and gender, including improving access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services for adolescent girls and boys and young women and men to address multiple risk and protective factors at key transition points in their development.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Contribute to all aspects of action plan and capacity building activities on gender norms and norms around sexuality and youth for Boresha Afya staff.
Implement gender and age-differentiated approaches to address social norms, GBV and contextual drivers, and capacity building tools.
Support strengthening of project staff capacity to integrate gender into all planned activities with RCHMTs, CHMTs and stakeholders at community level and engage them in SRH education, and provide access to services.
Support integration of GBV prevention and response services into health facilities and community based programming.
Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of integrated gender activities.
Contribute to the preparation of annual project work-plan, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports.
Represent the project in relevant donor meetings, working group meeting and other fora as assigned by the supervisor.
M ust possess a university degree (BA, BSc) in a related, relevant field (e.g. gender studies, public health, international development, social sciences, anthropology, or a related field).
Must have theoretical understanding and implementation of synchronized gender and male engagement interventions, GBV prevention and response, and working with youth on SRHR are essential.
Capacity to present findings, results and lessons learned to a variety of audiences is desirable.
Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness).
Strong written and verbal communications skills in English are a must.
Fluency in Kiswahili and spoken and written English is required.
Ability to travel approximately 30% of his/her time to supervise and support field activities.

A stipend will be provided to the successful candidate. This position will be for a period of six months.

To Apply:

Please visit the Careers page at http://www.engenderhealth.org to submit your application online by 31st May, 2018.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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BGC INTERNSHIP Cape Town Southern SuburbsDuties: - Shadowing members of the Accounting department as they perform their duties. Assisting with research, filing, data entry, and (See more) recording and maintaining accurate and complete financial records. Preparing financial reports, such as balance sheets and income statements, invoices, and other documents. Working with bookkeeping software. Assisting with VAT and other reconciliations on compilations- Assisting with various SARS submissions- Handling sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity. Learning how to work as part of the Auditing/Accounting team to compile and analyse data, track information, and support the company or clients. Taking on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting and office operations.Accounting Intern Requirements: - Must be a recent graduate or actively working towards a Bachelors or Masters in Accounting. Satisfactory completion of introductory accounting courses and a basic understanding of accounting and financial principles. Aptitude for math, proficiency with computers. Strong verbal and written communication skills. High level of efficiency, accuracy, and responsibility. Motivation and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.Salary: R2, 000pmInterested persons: Please forward your CV to interns@bgc.co.zaIf you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful
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University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a (See more) non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching under served populations.

URCs mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ().

Division & Project Overview:

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAIDs Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAIDs RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 11 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and child development services. URC is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions at the Jinja town and district based offices.


The project will implement an internship program in year two. The internship program shall have two cohorts for six months each placing 75 interns per cohort-translating into 150 placements over the course of the year. Each district will have 6-7 internship slots per cohort; with three internship placements at health facilities to coordinate youth facility linkages, help with systems strengthening, MLE and support youth community mobilization; the internship placements will also be placed within additional economy sectors distinct to each district including: construction, engineering, works, production, finance and administration.

Interns placed with private sector institutions or companies will be oriented and trained to facilitate weekly sessions with employees on health and coordinate site outreaches on VMMC, HTC, family planning and other health services.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Purpose:

Under supervision of the Advisor, Health System Strengthening, the Internship Coordinator will be required to use independent analysis and judgment to develop, coordinate, and supervise complex and varied administrative tasks to provide exemplary career services to recent graduates in the 11 RHITES-EC project districts. The Internship Coordinator should be a talented individual that is committed to mentoring fresh graduates to become successful members in their field industry. The Internship Coordinator shall serve as a liaison between project and business/organizations in the area that participate in the RHITES-EC Internship program. In addition, the Internship Coordinator shall develop and maintain effective business relationships with external work sites while incorporating professionalism, respect, integrity, and compassion in all that they do.

Roles and Responsibilities:

In coordination with RHITES-EC management and partner organization, provide leadership in the development and implementation of a viable internship program in line with project objectives.
Work in coordination with HQ programmatic and international HR teams to develop, review and implement internship policies/manual and procedures
Work with RHITES-EC management to secure internship placements with districts, other government departments, civil society organizations and private sector entities/ organizations resident in the project implementation districts.
Work with RHITES-EC HR, host institutions and proposed supervisors to develop scopes of work for the interns.
Work with the RHITES-EC HR to coordinate the identification, selection and placement of interns in the host organizations. This will also involve supporting an induction program to ensure the interns are properly settled in the host organizations.
Arrange the logistics for an interns arrival at each assigned location. This includes ensuring workspace arrangement, setting up email accounts (if necessary), collecting forms, organizing the required paperwork, liaising with companies to provide workmans compensation, etc.
Develop and maintain a RHITES-EC internship program database. The posting, length and timing of the internship experience (i.e. cohort, number of weeks/months), working hours, applicant selection criteria, and compensation.)
Support the host institutions and supervisors to conduct regular performance reviews for the interns. The assessment should help to ensure the internship opportunities contribute to the career goals of the intern.
Organize periodic professional development seminars, activities and sessions for interns. This will include identifying facilitators and preparing content for the various seminars, activities and sessions.
Serve as the main point-of-contact with applicants; work with district-based teams (DBTs), organizations and assessors to coordinate intern on-site activities.
Support the interns to select/ find professional mentors, develop and implement a mentorship plan.
Assist in the training and support of the interns through an orientation or mentoring program. The interns will be taken through the key elements of the youth curriculum and workforce development as part of their orientation and training before being placed for the internship.
Provide weekly updates to the Advisors, Health System Strengthening and Youth & Gender to encompass sites visited on intern follow-up; and send a weekly report to the Advisors, Employers and DCDO
Build partnerships with employers to develop graduate opportunities for experiential endeavors locally within the districts.
Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications
A Bachelors degree in Social Work & Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Resources, Education, or a related field.
Minimum of two years supervisory or managerial experience.
Proven experience in coordinating and managing capacity building / internship programs.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Knowledge and understanding of corporate and/or non-profit human resource management practices and principles.
Knowledge, understanding and skills in experiential education and career advising.
Demonstrated Project management skills
Must have superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural and diversity.
Ability to research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, occupational, career and personal growth.
Proficiency with technology; including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently as a leader and as part of a team.
Negotiation and problem solving skills
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URCs Career Opportunities page at http://www.urc-chs.com/careers.

Qualified applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificate of good conduct, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Monday 7th May, 2018 at 16:00hrs addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,

University Research Co., LLC Centre for Human Services,

Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division

Jinja, Uganda

E-mail: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

While we thank all applicants for showing interest, all applicants who applied for the re-advertised positions should not re-apply.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.
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Intern (m/f) in our special initiative ONEWORLD – No Hunger‚ Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector in Zambia
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Als (See more) Bundesunternehmen unterstützt die GIZ die Bundesregierung dabei, ihre Ziele in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit für nachhaltige Entwicklung zu erreichen.



Assignment period:
08/01/2018 - 02/28/2019


Type of employment:

Application deadline:

Job description
As part of its support to the agriculture sector in Africa, in 2014 the German Development Cooperation launched a multi-sectoral special initiative “ONE WORLD-No Hunger” which aims to sustainably eradicate hunger and malnutrition. Under the framework of this special initiative, the project Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector (GIC) in Zambia aims to boost the incomes of small-scale farmers, create employment opportunities and increase local food supply. To reach these goals, GIZ promotes innovations through capacity development, scales-up pilot experiences with farmer associations and other key actors and supports the creation of networks along the soya, groundnut and dairy value chains.

Activities along the groundnut and soya value chains:
Supporting the introduction of new and alternative production practices
Strengthening the local seed production
Developing capacities and increasing the efficiency along the value chains
Activities along the dairy value chain:
Capacity building of farmers e.g. animal husbandry and input production
Strengthening the governance structure and organisational processes of cooperatives
Contributing to the creation of an enabling environment for small-scale dairy development

Your tasks
Analysis of partners process landscape and identification of bottlenecks and recommendations
Track project activities in the field, support M&E measures and management of the beneficiary register including cooperatives, support data collection and analysis
Report regularly on activities and developments in Eastern Province
Represent the GIZ GIC project in the region and before respective stakeholders
Contribute to knowledge management by developing, updating and filing project documentation
Take on other technical, administrative and logistical tasks for general support of the daily project management and the team (eg. preparation of workshops)

Your profile
Completed bachelor degree in agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, sustainable development, development economics or related area
Enrolment in master degree programme in the above mentioned areas
First experience and comprehensive knowledge in international development, small-scale farming, capacity building and value chain approaches
Quick understanding, exceptional analytical and organisational skills
Good writing and editing skills
Ability to work efficiently and structured under time pressure
Strong intercultural competencies and ability to work with local partners
High command of English and German

Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship, if you are currently enrolled as a student, are doing further education which requires the realization of the internship or graduated not longer than six months ago.

For further information, please contact Ms Ariane Riemann (Mail: ariane.riemann@giz.de).

We pay a monthly stipend of € 1.520,- (gross) and depending on the country of assignment a monthly axpatgriation allowance (gross), predetermined by GIZ will be paid on top.

Our benefits
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