Vacancies

14.08.2017 Vacancy - ICT Intern

ICT Intern

The ‘Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development’, also known as the ‘UONGOZI Institute’, seeks to support African leaders to excel in their role of transforming society to realize Africa’s development in a sustainable manner. UONGOZI Institute offers training to current leaders who have an important role in society’s development, as well as emerging leaders who have the potential to make a positive contribution to sustainable development in Africa. UONGOZI also conducts research, engages in roundtable discussions and provides resources on leadership, management and strategic thinking.

ICT unit is one of UIs’ units which supports  the implementation of the strategic plan. The ICT intern will therefore assist in the day-to-day operations of the unit and report directly to the Management Informations System Officer.

Main Task

The intern will be mainly responsible for assisting in maintaining an efficient and accurate ICT Technical functions of the ICT Unit.

Specific Assignment

  • Respond to user requests for service, troubleshoot problems and help develop solutions.
  • Support PC hardware components, desktop operating system software, and application software.
  • Assist updates antivirus software and repair computers infected with spyware, adware and/or viruses.
  • Assist on monitoring backup systems and procedures to ensure data security.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory records and documentation for equipment.
  • Assist users in determining appropriate software solutions to meet needs.
  • Provide backup technical support for network including router, firewall, and wireless access point.
  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or ICT related or Minimum of three years of college in a ICT, communications or computer related field.
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Is capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment

Duration

The ICT Intern will be provided with an initial three months’ contract, which will be renewable upon his /her performance.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz with the following subject line “ICT Intern”. The application should include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) with email and phone details
  • An application letter talking about your skills and why you would like to intern at           UONGOZI Institute
  • Contact details for three referees.
  • Scanned/certified copies of certificates.

Your application must be received by 22nd August, 2017.

We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. 

 

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14.08.2017 Vacancy - Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

POLICY ANALYST

UONGOZI Institute seeks to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development within Africa.

We are seeking dynamic persons with sound experience in Policy Analysis who would appreciate the opportunity to take their career to the next level.

BASIC FUNCTION

Undertaking policy related development work.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Ø Undertake high quality research and analysis in the area of leadership and governance;

Ø Draft and co-ordinate the preparation of substantive reports on policy work carried out at UONGOZI Institute;

Ø Draft working papers, policy briefs, briefing notes, opinion editorial and blog articles;

Ø Provide comments on analytical reports and policy documents;

Ø Organisation of Policy Events

Ø Develop innovative and effective strategies and instruments to disseminate the findings and to convey the main messages from policy work to different audiences at workshops and conferences.

Ø Contribute to the establishment of synergies between UONGOZI Institute and related international organisations in particular those with a focus on leadershp and governance;

Ø Participate in multi-disciplinary policy related projects and activities;

Ø Represent UONGOZI Institute at key international fora.

KEY OUTPUT:

Ø Policy work undertaken.

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Ø Analytical thinking

Ø Drafting skills

Ø Diplomacy

Ø Strategic networking

Ø Team work

QUALIFICATIONS

Ø Advanced University Degree in social sciences;

Ø 5 yrs experience in policy work;

Ø Experience in working with diverse stakeholders (Government, Development Partners, Civil Society Organisations, etc)

Ø Experience in co-ordinating multi-stakeholder processes;

Ø Demonstrated analytical skills, as well as the ability to organise and summarise complex material.

REMUNERATION: An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

 An application with Curriculum Vitae (CV) and email and phone details.

 Contact details for three referees.

 Scanned/certified copies of certificates.

Your application must be received by 15th September , 2017 using the address below:

 

Chief Executive Officer,

UONGOZI Institute

Plot No. 62, Msasani Road, Oysterbay.

P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: recruitment@uongozi.or.tz

 

UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

 

 

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14.08.2017 Vacancy - Communications Officer

Communications Officer

The Institute seeks a dynamic self-starter with sound experience in Communications who would appreciate the opportunity to take his/her career to the next level on a two-year fixed-term contract.

BASIC FUNCTION

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer shall assist the Head of Communications in developing and implementing the Institute’s communication strategy to support the implementation of UONGOZI Institute’s strategic plan.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

The Communications Officer will support the Communications Unit with the strategic communication and effective reputation management of the institute. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

• Preparing relevant communications materials, including website content and disseminating them effectively across key audiences.

• Managing the institute’s website and social media platforms, developing a content calendar and ensuring information is regularly updated.

• Coordinating the media relations activities of the institute, including drafting press releases, press briefings and organising media coverage for events.

• Monitoring and recording media coverage of the institute.

• Supporting the effective branding, documenting and dissemination of events.

• Supporting the publication process for UONGOZI Institute’s various publications.

• Maintaining the communications unit’s mailing list and media database.

• Placing all advertisements for the institute and maintaining records of the same.

• Following up on procurement processes relating to the work of the Communications unit.

• Maintaining the Communications unit’s inventory.

• Supporting the Communications Manager with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the unit.

QUALIFICATIONS

At the minimum, the Communications Officer should have:
(i) A Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism or a related field;
(ii) Consistent and relevant work experience in communications;
(iii) Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to establish effective working relationships with a diverse, multi-cultural workforce; and
(iv) Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

NATURE OF EMPLOYMENT

The Communications Officer will be recruited on a two-year fixed-term contract.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum three (3) years relevant work experience is required.

REMUNERATION:
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit:
 An application letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with email and phone details
 Contact details for three referees
 Scanned/certified copies of certificates

Your application must be received by the 31st August, 2017, physically or via email using the contact information below:

Chief Executive Officer,
UONGOZI Institute,
Msasani Rd, No 62, Oysterbay,
P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,

Email: recruitment@uongozi.or.tz

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for an interview. We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.
UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Tenders

19.01.2017 Call for Proposals - Leadership in Africa & Sustainable Development Research Grants

1. Leadership in Africa Research Grants

UONGOZI Institute is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the year 2017.

UONGOZI Institute has made funding available to support research on leadership in Africa. These research grants aim to support the Institute’s efforts to undertake studies whereby researchers, both local and international will explore and understand the many dimensions of leadership development and practice in postcolonial Africa, thus contributing towards building a body of knowledge on leadership in Africa. Support is provided to short term studies (up to six months) in areas that are in line with the Institute’s Research Programme on Leadership in Africa.

Focus Areas:

Research proposals are invited on Leadership and Cultural Context:

The nature of the relationship between leadership practices and cultural underpinnings cannot be ignored or underestimated. Culture represents the shared values and norms that bind members of a society or organization together as a homogenous entity. There are explicit differences between cultures, particularly in terms of the values, attitudes and behaviours of individuals, and this divergence has implications for leadership development and practices. Research in this area will be grounded in the basic assumption that cultural values, beliefs and expectations influences how leaders are identified, developed and the leadership styles they adopt. A strategy effective in one culture can be counter-productive in another. Sometimes culture can be used to justify the uniqueness of a leadership styles, but in other scenarios, culture can be seen as an inhibitor of effective leadership development and practices. Carefully considered, the two perspectives on the link between culture and leadership behaviour are not contradictory. Leaning on the complexity theory of leadership, it can be argued that there are elements of culture that promote unique and positive leadership behaviours. But some of the cultural rules of behaviour tend to act as drags on effective leadership. The understanding of this complexity is important to the success of leadership development and practices and research under this theme should seek to provide us with that knowledge.

The relationship between the cultural context and leadership consist of two different levels of analysis. These are (i) the relationship between organizational culture and leadership, and (ii) the relationship between national/subnational culture and leadership. Research in both areas is important, and will seek to explore whether cultural context facilitates the emergence of different leadership practices (i.e. whether leadership practices are culturally-linked and/or culturally-biased).Some basic questions that should be addressed include:

  • How does culture affect the development of Leaders and the styles and practices of leadership?
  • Are there leadership styles that are universally accepted and effective across cultures?
  • Are there leadership styles and practices that are accepted and effective in only some cultures?
  • What is the effect of violating cultural norms to the effectiveness of leadership practices?
  • Can leadership be explained in terms of an underlying theory that accounts for systematic differences across cultures?

Eligibility:

  • Grants are open to researchers based at African institutions, and internationally that partner with African researchers.
  • Applicants should have a Research Degree (Master’s based on research, MPhil) or PhD with not less than five years of post-degree experience.
  • Applicants are expected to hold demonstrable writing skills and expertise relevant to the research theme.

Guidelines:

Proposals should include a short background and problem statement, research questions, literature review, extensive indication of methodology, budget (ceiling of 40,000 United States Dollars) and timeline.

Proposals that contain clear methodological designs are highly preferred.

Together with the proposal, short CVs of two (2) pages maximum, of researchers in the study are required, indicating professional affiliations, relevant expertise, and publications and post degree certificates.

Process:

After submission of proposals, the review committee will review all proposals to identify successful candidates.

Successful candidates will be contacted and a meeting will be held to enable discussion on the research proposals between applicants and UONGOZI Institute.

Application deadline:

The call for research proposals is open up to 28th February, 2017.

Completed research proposals should be submitted as e-mail attachments to UONGOZI Institute at research@uongozi.or.tz.

Inquiries

For further inquiries use the contact information provided below:

UONGOZI Institute

Plot No. 62, Msasani Road, Oysterbay

P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam

Phone: (22) 260 2917   Fax: (22) 260 2918

Email: research@uongozi.or.tz

 

2. Sustainable Development Research Grants

UONGOZI Institute is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the year 2016-17.

Over the past decade, most African countries have enjoyed good economic growth relative to their historical performance and the average growth rate for the global economy. Africa is becoming more integrated in the world economy and its partnerships are diversifying, revealing unprecedented economic opportunities.

Despite Africa’s immense potential, and relatively strong economic growth, it remains the poorest region in the world, the least developed, the most technologically backward, the most indebted, the most food-insecure and the most marginalised. Furthermore, malnutrition, disease, environmental degradation, maladaptation to climate change, natural resource depletion, poor and inadequate infrastructure, youth unemployment, gender inequality, rapid urbanization, along with weak institutional capacities, continue to pose serious challenges.

UONGOZI Institute has made funding available to support research on sustainable development in Africa. These research grants aim to support the Institute’s efforts to conduct research where researchers, both local and international study the planning, implementation and impacts of specific decisions, policies, and processes that may influence the sustainability and sustainable development of Africa. The approach will generate information and knowledge to aid the socio-economic transformation for inclusive growth and development of Africa, particularly to contribute to policy formulation. Support is provided to short term studies (up to six months) in areas that are relevant to UONGOZI Institute’s Sustainable Development Programme:

Focus Areas:

Research proposals are invited on Green Industrialisation in Africa:

The transformation of an economy from one which is primarily based on unprocessed raw materials and commodities (typically extractives- and agriculture- based) to one based on the manufacturing of goods, is referred to as industrialisation. Historically, this has been the main pathway of development that countries have followed across the world. It necessarily leads to far-reaching impacts on a variety of scales ranging from individuals through to international relations. African countries are industrialising, however this process is taking place in an increasingly delicate set of relationships, whether within and between communities, or between humanity and nature. Industrialisation can no longer follow the ‘brown agenda’ that industrialises first and ‘cleans up’ later, without further pushing the planet over the climate change edge. Furthermore, the brown agenda has not traditionally been inclusive; this is no longer acceptable. Green industrialisation focuses on inclusive and environmentally sensitive pathways. The following are sample research topics that may be considered, but are not prescriptive:

  • To what extent is Africa’s industrialisation green?
  • What sectors in Africa are better placed for a green industrialisation? What are the factors that make these sectors better placed compared to others?
  • What are Africa’s options for greening industries and pursuing green industrialisation?
  • What are the likely impacts (challenges and opportunities) of pursing green industrialisation in Africa?

Eligibility:

  • Grants are open to researchers based in African institutions, and internationally, that partner with African researchers.
  • Applicants should have a Research Degree (Master’s based on research, MPhil) or PhD with not less than five years of post-degree experience.
  • Applicants are expected to hold demonstrable writing skills and expertise relevant to the research theme.

Guidelines:

Proposals should include a short background and problem statement, research questions, literature review, extensive indication of methodology, budget (ceiling of 30,000 US Dollars) and timeline.

Proposals that contain clear methodological designs are highly preferred.

Together with the proposal, short CVs of a maximum of two (2) pages, of researchers in the study are required indicating professional affiliations, relevant expertise, publications and post degree certificates.

Process:

After submission of proposals, the review committee will review all proposals to identify successful candidates.

Successful candidates will be contacted and a meeting will be held to enable discussion on the research proposals between the applicants and UONGOZI Institute.

Application Deadline:

The call for research proposals will remain open until March 3rd, 2017.

Completed research proposals should be submitted as e-mail attachments to UONGOZI Institute at research@uongozi.or.tz.

Inquiries:

For further inquiries use the contact information provided below:

UONGOZI Institute

Plot No. 62, Msasani Road, Oysterbay

P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam

Phone: (22) 260 2917   Fax: (22) 260 2918

 

UONGOZI Institute exists to support African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nation and for Africa.  We seek to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development through research, capacity development and public dialogues 

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