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    Number: PDFLSS/PLE/04/11
    Department: International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Duration: 2-year contract

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China). For more information, please visit Home | International Livestock Research Institute

    The Position: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on how integration of water management for different landscape components (livestock, crops, trees, and human settlement patterns) can lead to livelihood and environment benefits in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia. Depending on the profile of the successful candidate this position will contribute to (i) developing scenarios for how landscapes might evolve and the implications for water productivity, ecosystem health and livelihoods (ii) analyzing performance and impact of local learning networks and/or (iii) assess the livelihood and poverty impacts of widespread adoption of different rainwater management strategies to support design of positive strategies. The research will be cross disciplinary involving aspects of livestock production, agronomy, soil science, water management and livelihoods analysis. The research will involve close collaboration with the International Water Management Institute.

    Position: Postdoctoral Scientist in land and water management systems

    Location: The position will be based in ILRI Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with considerable time spent at field sites in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Specifically, the successful applicant, working closely with the multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational team will be expected to:

    Lead development of scenarios for how landscapes might evolve and the implications of change for water productivity, ecosystem health and livelihoods.
    Assess performance of local learning networks and how their actions influence innovation around rainwater management.
    Gather and synthesize existing data on land and water management and liaise with modelers in the development of landscape models of land and water use
    Assess the livelihood and poverty impacts of different rainwater management strategies.
    Contribute a livestock dimension to the development of rainwater management strategies.
    Liaise regularly with the larger project team to ensure the research is aligned with broader project objectives.
    To co-supervise Masters students and support staff engaged by the project
    To publish in national and international journals and, contribute to research reports, briefs and strategic communication material targeted at various audiences at different scales.

    A PhD degree obtained no more than 5 years ago in Land and Water Management, Livestock Science or a relevant discipline related to agricultural systems in developing countries with some understanding of bio-physical aspects of agricultural systems
    Proven success in analysis of agricultural systems, having experience in collection of primary data and survey design in developing countries.
    Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
    Understanding and preferably experience of modeling approaches
    Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in developing countries. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage technical teams at research sites. Good publications record with strong written and oral communication skills in English
    A willingness to travel frequently
    Post doctoral contracts are available for two years and are non-renewable. ILRI offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

    To apply for this post:

    Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest, detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and e-mail) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Human Resources Office, P.O.Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; e-mail

    ILRI vacancy: Post doctoral fellow – Livestock Systems Scientist (closing date – May 26, 2011).

    We will begin reviewing applications after May 26, 2011 – or until the position is filled.

    Schedule for Selection Process: There may be telephone interviews for short-listed candidates during mid June 2011 and selection interviews will be held in ILRI Addis Ababa during June 2011. Although these dates may be subject to change, it would be useful if candidates could be available around these dates.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.

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    [cross posted from Vijana.FM]

    The NUHA Foundation is launching its first essay competition which is open to all. Whichever country you are from, NUHA would like to hear what YOU have to say about how you think education should function in your country and across the world.

    Click here to continue reading and apply for this opportunity.


    CAS Human Rights Education

    Human rights are the fundament of a peaceful coexistence of a society. But only when women and men know about their human rights, they can claim them for themselves and – in solidarity – for others (“empowerment“). Human rights education is taking place in different contexts (formal, non-formal,…). To close the global gap in further training opportunities in human rights education, the University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland (PHZ) is starting an international advanced qualification, the “Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS in Human Rights Education” in January 2012. The CAS Human Rights Education aims to qualify the participants for a role as trainer and multiplier of human rights education for their specific context.

    The participants will achieve an internationally recognized Certificate of Advanced Studies PHZ in Human Rights Education.

    Alumni of the CAS “Human Rights Education” will be able to fulfill pedagogical functions in different professional contexts:

    School Context (formal human rights education):
    Teachers of all levels (e. g. with a coordinating role for cross-curricular topics)
    Professors/Lecturers of Universities of Teacher Education/Teacher Colleges
    Non-School Context (nonformal human rights education):
    Employees of state and civil society institutions and organizations (e. g. members‘ support)
    Those employed in corporate human resources management
    In the formal context you can be responsible for this transversal topic.

    In the nonformal context you can be responsible in state and non-governmental organizations and corporations for human rights education enhancing the “mainstreaming of human rights”, the awareness-building for human rights challenges and for the potential of “empowerment”.

    The participants will learn to use specific methods, materials and instruments of human rights education. They will achieve in dialogue with the faculty of the CAS "Human Rights Education" (international experts in the practice of human rights education) specific additional competencies in human rights education to be able to be a trainer and a multiplier of human rights education in their individual context (formal or nonformal) and to consult others within their professional context in the field of human rights education.

    The CAS “Human Rights Education” will be bilingual in English and German.

    10 Credit Points of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) (internationally recognized); this corresponds to a workload of 300 hours (incl. presence units, eLearning units, conference modules, study visits, preparation, postprocessing, private study, CAS thesis).

    The presence units of the CAS "Human Rights Education" take place in Lucerne (Switzerland) (2 hours train ride from Strasbourg (European Court of Human Rights) and 3 hours train ride from Geneva (UN)).

    The participation in the CAS "Human Rights Education" can be extra-occupational. The presence units take place in compact blocks respectively in block weeks.

    January - December 2012

    Application Deadline: September 30, 2011

    Further information:
    Dr. Peter G. Kirchschläger, +41 41 228 47 33,
    Centre of Human Rights Education (ZMRB) of the PHZ Lucerne
    Flyer CAS human rights education

    Application form
    Application terms

    Source : CAS Human Rights Education  - Pädagogische Hochschule Zentralschweiz - Luzern


    The Finance Manager (FM) shall ensure proper financial management and administration in compliance with applicable Tanzanian and USG financial and administrative regulations—especially those related to projects funded by USAID. Directly supervising and managing the accountant and finance officers (A&FO), this position entails working in close collaboration with the administrative and operations departments to provide the required support to KI's overall management and technical activities.

    1. Financial and Administrative Management
    Review the performance of various programs/projects and link financial and administrative management to program objectives.
    Ensure open and constructive communications channels between and among the Kilimanjaro International Member Firm reporting relationships.
    Ensure accurate, timely and complete information.
    Ensure that annual budgets are completed accurately (realistic and based on actual costs) and on time.
    Develop and implement an office-share framework
    Enforce the use of and compliance with established Operations Manual, Personnel Manual
    Ensure that the preparation of VAT reports is accurate and up-to-date.
    Identify problem areas with A&FO and enact corrective measures.
    Collaborate and share management lessons learned with A&FO.
    Communicate regularly with KI's financial controller.
    Develop/refine systems and tools for effective project financial management
    Serve on the Finance and Administration Management team to address resource allocations of the
    A&FO activities, develop tools for financial and administrative management, and devise effective
    linkages with project objectives.
    Responsible for ensuring that pertinent staff are trained on financial analysis systems and tools and
    that information from them is disseminated as appropriate to appropriate member firm personnel.
    Conduct annual performance reviews and manage performance improvement plans as needed.
    2. Compliance and Audit
    Serve as a resource for USG regulations, ensuring consistent implementation of Accounting and
    financial policies/standards, as well as USAID rules and regulations.
    Review vouchers and field expenditures to ensure compliance with KI policy and procedures and
    USAID rules and regulations.
    Travel to field offices as necessary to audit field expenditures and processes.
    Review resources and tools for compliance with FAR, AIDAR, etc.
    Identify areas of compliance where additional training and support are required
    3. A&FO Supervision
    Mentor, train, guide and support the A&FO by establishing clear performance objectives, maintaining routine communication channels and by providing timely feedback on performance.
    MBA preferred, Bachelor's degree and 5+ years experience USAID project financial management
    CPA strongly preferred
    Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
    QuickBooks knowledge strongly preferred
    Knowledge of USG contracts preferred
    Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    Excellent written and verbal English language skills
    Attention to detail
    Experience with FAR and AIDAR regulations that govern USAID-funded procurement preferred
    Able to work independently as part of an international team located in various time zones.
    Click here to Request Application Now


    Leading and managing KI's agricultural sector business development initiatives, the Agricultural Specialist will also play a support role in the implementation of the Feed the Future Initiative. Summarily, the successful candidate shall be responsible for Directing, planning, and coordinating KI's agricultural sector' growth and expansion activities.
    Administer a countywide mapping and data coordination program for use in tracking, evaluating, and
    reviewing the effectiveness of the respective agricultural program and facilitate program planning and
    initiate changes for improvement.
    Identify, vet and engage individual consultants hired on short term and long-term basis.
    Provide technical supervision of all consultants employed under this the project by ensuring acceptable project deliverables.
    Carryout business intelligence to identify potential agricultural opportunities to be commissioned by
    various development partners
    Advise and lead KI's efforts in business development with regard to the agricultural sector.
    Participating in the writing of competitive proposals for consideration by host country clients and their
    various development partners
    As the sector expert, the agricultural specialist will cultivate a positive image of the company by maintaining KI's high visibility before stakeholders and the general public
    Backstopping the core implementation team working on the Feed the Future project as and when needed
    A Master's and/or Bachelor's degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, or closely related fields and a minimum of three years of successful practical experience working in the sector; a demonstrated knowledge of the challenges facing agriculture and food security. The successful candidate will also be required to show a profound understanding of the breadth and depth of technical and institutional issues related to value chain development in Tanzania. In addition, the successful candidate shall have a proven Ability to plan and manage projects and programs.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate personnel.
    Ability to maintain effective working relationships with many local and international independent consultants and related contributors.
    Strong interpersonal skills;
    A proven personal commitment to environmental conservation.
    Demonstrated ability to produce excellent written reports in English.
    Click here to Request Application Now


    Theme: Children’s Agency and Development in African Societies

    Date: 5 – 23 September, 2011

    Venue: Dakar, Senegal


    The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its 2011 Child and Youth Institute that will be held for three (3) weeks, from 5th to 23rd September, 2011. The institute is one of the components of the Child and Youth Studies Programme and is aimed at strengthening the analytic capacities of young African researchers on issues affecting children and youth in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The institute is designed as an annual interdisciplinary forum in which participants can reflect together on a specific aspect of the conditions of children and youth, especially in Africa.


    The main objectives of the Child and Youth Institute are to:

    1. encourage the sharing of experiences among researchers, civil society activists and policy makers from different disciplines, methodological and conceptual orientations and

    geographical/linguistic areas;

    2. promote and enhance a culture of democratic values that allows to effectively identify issues facing youth and children on the African continent; and

    3. foster the participation of scholars and researchers in discussions and debates on the processes of child and youth development in Africa.


    The activities of all CODESRIA Institutes centre on presentations made by African researchers, resource persons from the continent and the Diaspora and participants whose applications for admission as laureates have been successful. The sessions are led by a scientific director who, with the support of resource persons, ensures that the laureates are exposed to a wide range of research and policy issues. Each laureate is required to prepare a research paper to be presented during the session. The revised versions of such papers will undergo a peer review to ensure that they meet the required standard for publication by CODESRIA. The CODESRIA Documentation and Information Centre (CODICE) will provide participants with a comprehensive bibliography on the theme of the institute. Access to a number of documentation centers in and around Dakar will also be also facilitated. The CODESRIA Child and Youth Institute will be held in French and English through simultaneous translation.

    Theme for 2011

    The theme for the 2011 edition of the Child and Youth Institute is Children’s Agency and Development in African Societies. The study of children has, traditionally, drawn heavily upon models of childhood much influenced by the twin themes of socialization and development. Sociologists and anthropologists, for instance, hold the view that children required socialization, primarily by families and kin but later by schools and community organizations, through which they would acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for full adult life. This complements the core premises of developmental psychology, the primary discipline within which childhood has been studied, which sees childhood as a series of stages through which children progressively accumulated the psychological and emotional skills necessary for well-adjusted adults. In recent times, however, both paradigms have come in for sustained critical discussion. The ‘new social studies of childhood’ has, in particular, placed considerable emphasis upon children as ‘beings’ rather than ‘becomings’; and that children’s lives need to be studied in the here and now, rather than in terms of what they may or may not become in the future.

    One important consequence of this has been a growing concern with the agency of children. The traditional African perception of childhood has been one in which children are held as passive bearers of the imperatives of psychological development or the requirements of participation in civil society as well as the accumulation of those cultural and social norms that govern social life. This perception and practice is supported by the ethos of tightly-knit traditional societies where children’s inherent capacities regarding thought processes and initiatives are deeply subsumed in the demands and aspirations of adults. But this has been changing considerably as a result of the global social and economic transformations in a world increasingly shaped by globalization.

    Indeed, the contemporary history of Africa provides an illustration of the participation of children and youth in the struggles for liberation from the yoke of colonialism, apartheid or dictatorship. Modernization, arising from internal social dynamics and exogenous pressures, has affected traditional beliefs and practices. However, this development has created palpable tensions between ‘traditionalists’ and ’modernizers’, governments and NGOs (often at the forefront of social change) adults and children, etc. For instance, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) formally provides considerable scope to childhood and positions children to be involved in the determination of vital aspects of their lives. In spite of the subservient position of children in society, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child which is supposed to be more consistent with our African culture, concedes social change and the resultant capacity of children to be self-determining in many regards.

    In reality, however, many of the grounds ceded to children in both the CRC and African Charter are still in contention. The ubiquitous worldwide web has expanded the mental reach and virtual boundaries of African children. All these have expanded children’s capacity to be more assertive and proactive in homes and communities as well as invigorated their survival and self-preservation instincts. The consequent emphasis therefore is on the competencies, skills and creativity that children possess, and how they engage with and manipulate the worlds around them.

    Yet, are the growing competencies of African children solely attributable to local and global efforts to expand the frontiers of individual power? Or is it the unwitting outcome of the pervasive poverty that has thrust many children in that role of having to make decisions and choices for themselves, even if they do not possess sufficient capacity to do so? After all, the social and economic reality of many African societies is one of extreme poverty and deprivation that drive everybody to be creative and to evolve additional capacities for survival.

    The Institute will therefore provide participants with the opportunity to discuss theoretical and empirical studies on children’s agency in relation to their engagement in the educational process, access to and negotiation of work, development of survival strategies in extreme conditions of poverty and deprivation, as well as the moral and economic dimensions informing children’s engagement in African conflicts. Greater attention will be given to children’s perspectives in this regard, while an interdisciplinary approach will be adopted to promote divergent theoretical backgrounds, and the analysis of sub-themes such as Children’s Engagement in African Conflicts; Children’s Survival Strategies and Resilience; Children’s Engagement in Paid Labor and Negotiation of the Work Environment; and Children’s Engagement with the Educational Systems.


    The 2011 Child and Youth Institute will be directed by Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi of the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. As Director of the Institute, Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi will:

    - Assist with the identification of resource persons who will lead discussions and debates during the institute;

    - Participate in the selection of laureates;

    - Design the course for the session, including specific sub-themes;

    - Deliver a set of lectures and conduct a critical analysis of the papers presented by the resource persons and the laureates;

    - Submit a written scientific report on the session.

    In addition, Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi will (co) edit the revised versions of the papers presented by the resource persons and assess the papers presented by laureates during the Institute with a view to submitting them for publication by CODESRIA.

    Resource Persons

    Lectures to be delivered at the Institute are supposed to offer laureates the opportunity to advance their reflections on the theme of the Institute. Resource persons should therefore be senior scholars or researchers in their mid-careers who have published extensively on the topic, and who have significant contributions to make to debates on it. They will be expected to produce lecture materials which will stimulate laureates to engage in discussions and debates around the lectures and the general body of literature available on the theme.

    Once selected, resource persons must:

    - Interact with the director of the institute and laureates to help the latter readjust their research questions and their methodological approach;

    - Submit a copy of their course materials for reproduction and distribution to participants, not later than one week before they deliver their lectures;

    - Deliver their lectures, participate in debates and comment on the research proposals of the laureates;

    - Review and submit the revised version of their lecture notes or research papers for publication by CODESRIA not later than two months following their presentation at the Institute.


    Candidates should be Masters or PhD students or scholars in their early careers with a proven capacity to conduct research on the theme of the Institute. Intellectuals active in the policy process and/or social movements and civil society organizations are also encouraged to apply. The number of places available for laureates of this Institute, to be selected across the entire African continent is fifteen (15). Non-African scholars who are able to raise funds for their participation may also apply for a limited number of places.

    Methods of Application

    Applications for the position of resource person must include:

    1. An application letter;
    2. A curriculum vitae;
    3. Two (2) published papers;
    4. A proposal of not more than five (5) pages in length, outlining the issues to be covered in their three (3) proposed lectures, including one on methodological issues.

    Applications for consideration as laureates must include:

    1. An application letter;
    2. A letter indicating institutional or organizational affiliation;
    3. A curriculum vitae;
    4. A research proposal of not more than ten (10) pages, in two copies, including a descriptive analysis of the work the applicant intends to undertake, an outline of the theoretical interest of the topic chosen by the applicant, and the relationship of the topic to the problematic and concerns of the theme of the 2011 Institute;
    5. Two (2) reference letters from scholars or researchers known for their competence and expertise in the candidate’s research area (geographic and disciplinary), including their names, addresses, telephone and/or fax numbers and email addresses.

    Application Deadline

    The deadline for the submission of applications is Saturday 30th April 2011. Successful applicants will be notified not later than the third week of May 2011.

    Important Notice

    All selected applicants should imperatively carry out their field work, collect their data and draft papers for the Institute during the period from May to late July 2011. The draft papers should be submitted to CODESRIA not later than 5th August, 2011.

    Date and Venue

    The Institute will be held from 5th to 23rd September, 2011 in Dakar, Senegal.

    Submission of Applications

    All applications or requests for additional information should be sent to:

    CODESRIA Child and Youth Institute

    Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop x Canal IV

    BP 3304, CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal

    Tel: (221) 33 825 98 21/22/23

    Fax: (221) 33 824 12 89.

    Email: or

    Website: CODESRIA


    Call for Applications

    OBJECTIVES: The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing for the year 2011. The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by postgraduate students and professionals. Hence, candidates whose applications are successful are encouraged to use the resources provided under the grants to cover the cost of their fieldwork, the acquisition of books and documents, the processing of data which they have collected and the printing of their theses/dissertations. As the Council is strongly committed to encouraging African researchers to engage one another on a sustained basis, recipients of the small grants will also be supported to order books and journals produced by African scholarly publishers, including CODESRIA itself. They will also be encouraged to apply for participation in CODESRIA research methodology workshops.

    ELIGIBILITY: The CODESRIA Small Grants Programme is open to graduate students and professionals currently registered in African universities, and preparing their theses and dissertations in all social science fields and other disciplines involving social or economic analysis. Preference is given to those registered for doctoral studies (PhD or equivalent), though few grants are available for Masters theses.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Grants are awarded solely on merit, that is, on the strength of each individual application received by CODESRIA. All applicants are required to use the application forms designed by CODESRIA which is made available along with this announcement. The application forms can also be downloaded from the CODESRIA website – CODESRIA. In filling out the forms, applicants are requested to bear the following guidelines in mind:

    RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Candidates’ research proposals should each contain a clear statement of the research hypotheses, a critical review of the existing literature, the methodology to be used, the expected results of the work, and a detailed work plan and timetable. The research proposal should be based on an innovative problematic which sets out the originality of the theme in relation to on-going research in the same area. The proposal should not be more than 6 pages, single spacing, and 12 font-size.

    BUDGET: Applicants should present a detailed budget with expenses clearly linked to specific phases of their research. The budget should not exceed USD 3,000 for PhD (or its equivalents), USD 2,500 MPhil, and USD 2,000 Masters. Only trips for fieldwork in the country in which the research is actually conducted is funded under this grant.

    STATEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: A statement is required from each applicant’s institution of affiliation, giving approval to the proposed research and an assurance of continued institutional support throughout the preparation of the thesis/dissertation. This should be done on the institution’s letterhead and must carry the official stamp. Contact details of the officer issuing the statement must also be included.

    LETTERS OF REFERENCE: Two letters of reference must accompany each application, one from the thesis/dissertation supervisor, assessing the applicant’s research proposal and abilities; and the other from a faculty member, assessing the applicant in relation to other graduate students, and commenting on the scientific merit and validity of the proposed research. Contact details of the thesis or dissertation supervisor must be included in the letter of reference.

    CURRICULUM VITAE: Applicants must include their current curriculum vitae which, among other things, indicates their discipline and nationality, and provides a list of their recent publications and on-going research activities.

    Please note that any application which is submitted without duly completed application forms will be automatically disqualified.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 17th June, 2011. Incomplete and late applications found to will not be considered.

    All applications should be submitted to:

    The Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing


    BP 3304, CP 18524
    Dakar, Senegal

    Tel.: +221-33 825 98.22/23

    Fax: +221-33 824 12.89


    Website: CODESRIA

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    The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to call for proposals for its revamped textbook programme for the publication of textbooks for use in African universities. The programme was initially introduced as part of a broad set of objectives for achieving greater balance and relevance in curriculum development in African universities by making available, to teachers and students, textbooks that are adapted to the African historical context and the environment of research and learning on the continent. In this respect, it was conceived as an important element of the Council’s wider institutional mandate and publications strategy; but it also helped, alongside other CODESRIA publications, to assuage the book famine that has afflicted the African social research community since the 1980s. Through the revamped textbook programme, the Council aims to continue to contribute to the nurturing and growth of younger African researchers brought up in a tradition of critical, engaged and rigorous scholarship premised on theoretical and methodological foundations that enable them to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge.

    Against the above background, African researchers are invited to submit proposals for textbook projects for consideration by the Council. All those who wish to send in proposals must already be senior scholars with a proven track record of academic achievement and a demonstrable knowledge of the domain in which they wish to produce a CODESRIA textbook. In deciding which proposals to support, the Council will place emphasis on the value which is likely to be added by the project. Proposals for consideration could be by single author-scholars or by scholars hoping to pool together a group of other contributors whose input they will then edit into a book for use in African universities. Furthermore, multi-author proposals or proposals consisting of the identification and collection (into one volume) of classics produced by some of the most outstanding thinkers will also be welcomed. Each textbook could either be organised around a discipline or body of disciplines, or on a specific theme. It could also cover either the entire African continent or a specific sub-region or country.

    Method of Application

    Applications for consideration under the textbook programme should include the following:

    1. A proposal which includes a clear theoretical, methodological and pedagogic justification for the project;

    2. The curriculum vitae(s) of the project leader(s) and a bio-sketch of all the other contributors;

    3. Two copies of the publications of the project leader(s) which they consider to be most significant and relevant to their proposal;

    4. A detailed calendar and budget for the implementation of the project.

    Selection Process

    All applications received will be examined by an independent selection committee and those recommended for support will be eligible for funding by the Council. Prospective applicants for support within the textbook programme may wish to note that up to USD10,000 may be available from CODESRIA resources to assist them in carrying out their projects.

    Application Deadline

    To be eligible for consideration for support within the 2011 financial year of the Council, all applications should be received by 29 August, 2011. Applications should be sent to:

    The CODESRIA Textbook Programme

    Department of Training, Grants and Fellowships


    BP 3304, CP 18524
    Dakar, Senegal

    Tel.: +221-33 825 98 22/23
    Fax.: +221-33 824 12 89

    Website: CODESRIA


    Call for papers

    Deadline for submission: May 20 and October 20 of each year

    Identity Culture & Politics: an afro-asian dialogue (ICP) is pleased to invite submissions for its next issues to be published at the end of July and December of each year. Deadline for submissions is May 20 and October 20 of each year. Only original contributions (approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words) in English and French are accepted and must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by ICP. The journal also accepts book reviews, research notes and interviews which should not exceed more than 2000 words. Articles/Essays/Book Reviews will be reviewed by the editorial board and will be forwarded for peer review. Footnotes (not endnotes) should be included using the tools available in the MS Word application and references or bibliography should be typed separately from the article and not at the bottom of the same page. Do not insert footnotes manually. An abstract of approximately 250 words should be included. Manuscripts should be submitted as electronic files (MS Word) to The Chicago Manual of Style should be strictly followed while citing the references. For details, please visit: The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Authors are encouraged to email the Editor at the same address should they have additional queries about the submission process.


    Imtiaz Ahmed, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Solofo Randrianja, Université d’ Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Identity, Culture and Politics: an afro-asian dialogue (Identité, Culture et Politique : un dialogue afro-asiatique) is a biannual publication of International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal with the association of Centre for Alternatives, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It aims at dissemination of knowledge and exchange of ideas and projections amongst African and Asian scholars and activists.

    Views and opinions expressed in Identity, Culture and Politics: an afro-asian dialogue (Identité, Culture et Politique: un dialogue afro-asiatique) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies or Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa or of any institution with which the authors may be associated.

    All materials in Identity, Culture and Politics: an afro-asian dialogue (Identité, Culture et Politique: un dialogue afro-asiatique) may be quoted at will with proper acknowledgment and a copy of the publication sent to the Editors.

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    Program activities that advance the Feed the Future Initiative will be implemented in form of individual task orders with the technical, management and other support services provided by KI. Support services provided by KI will be initiated and guided by these individual task orders. KI therefore needs a Task Order Project Manager to manage all of the task orders in support of USAID/Tanzania's Office of Agriculture and Food Security.

    The Task Order Project Manager (TOPM) will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of all task orders (TO). The TOPM is the first-line of contact with USAID's COTR and serves as a relationship manager responsible for determining individual TO objectives in collaboration with USAID that align with the overall strategy and goals of Feed the Future Initiative. The TOPM also leads the TO management team that supports the TOPM in recording and filing all TO documentation, financial data and outputs as required by USAID.

    The TOPM also ensures completion, distribution, and submission of TO deliverables according to contract management protocols and KI approval. The TOPM has management control and decision-making authority over each TO implementation plan for the program and its associated budgets under the supervision of KI.

    1. Leads the development of a technical approach for each TO that integrates all FtF objectives in collaboration with the TOCOTR, other appropriate USAID staff, and the TO management team, to ensure the completion of TO activities according to KI and USAID standards.
    2. Cultivates, manages and maintains cordial professional relations with the COTR and other staff of USAID/Tanzania's Office of Agriculture and Food Security
    3. Conveys USAID's objectives and priorities to all TO staff while providing management direction and leadership to staff during TO activities.
    4. Ensures that all TO activities contribute to USAID contractual objectives and broader FtF goals and objectives, and that all required outputs are delivered.
    5. Ensures that each TO's purpose is clearly articulated to the TO management team and integrated into the TO's work plan.
    6. Complies with all associated US Government regulations to ensure that all aspects of contract management are open and transparent.
    7. Manages all phases of TO consultancies from recruitment to activity completion and final invoicing.
    8. Leads the TO management team in the development, integration, implementation, and collaboration of any necessary system processes and/or tools essential to the success of each TO.
    9. Coordinates with the FtF initiative and its program components to customize support services to each TO in a way that advances the objectives of each FtF program component.
    10. Reviews TO deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and overall quality; approves them for submission to KI management before submission to USAID.
    11. Monitors effective use of TO funds to ensure completion of contractual commitments.
    12. Oversees the development of TO work plans and budgets and monitors their execution.
    13. Ensures that KI and USAID rules and regulations are adhered to in the execution of each TO.
    14. Manages and supervises TO staff, providing direction and technical leadership.
    15. Supports Tanzanian staff in logistics management and appropriate professional development

    Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Development, International Development or a related field. Master's
    degree in a related field desirable.
    At least 7 years experience with hands-on project management, task order management or financial
    management with support projects for U. S. Government agricultural development programs in developing countries. Experience in Africa, especially East Africa, is a plus.
    Experience with government sponsored development projects and/or private sector development projects in developing countries.
    Experience managing consultants engaged in development projects producing project deliverables as
    part of contract service delivery.
    A proven track record demonstrating project management skills, budget and resource management experience, and client relationship management capabilities.
    Demonstrated program management competency, effective leadership abilities, and advanced communication skills in dealing with USAID, consultants, and other FtF technical personnel.
    Demonstrated ability to work with USAID effectively.
    Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Proficiency in Swahili is a plus.
    Self-motivation and initiative required as well as a commitment to teamwork and efficiency within a
    growing international development company.
    Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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