Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships for Developing Countries - Ugandans and Kenyans can also apply

Aga Khan Foundation
MS/PhD Degree
Deadline: 31 March (annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts 2010

Brief description:

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.

Field of study:

Any; not specified.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.


Preference is given to students under 30 years of age. See selection Criteria below.

Scholarship Criteria:

The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and 4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans. Candidates are also evaluated on their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.

Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Application instructions:

The application procedures of AKF’s International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Students may obtain application forms as of January 1st each year from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services / Boards in their countries of current residence. Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained, or to the address indicated on the front of the form. They should not be sent to Geneva. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, although in certain countries internal deadlines may be earlier.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for African and Asians

Fondation Rainbow Bridge
MBA Degree
Deadline: Rolling
Study in: Paris, France
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

The Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships was established in memory of Muriel Dargent (1967 – 2004), Matthieu Dargent (1997 – 2004), Iris Dargent (2001 – 2004), and Muriel’s parents, all of whom disappeared in the December 2004 Tsunami. The Fondation Rainbow Bridge will enable young women recipients to enrich their academic background by obtaining an HEC MBA.

Host Institution(s):

HEC Paris, France

Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards:

Two MBA scholarships will be awarded for the September intake, and two for the January intake.

Target group:

Women from Asian or African countries affected by natural disasters, drought or famine..

Scholarship value/inclusions:

€ 20,000 each


Recipients of this scholarship are top-caliber female candidates who have been admitted to the HEC MBA program and who can demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in one or more of the following areas:

• Community work,
• Charity engagement,
• Sustainable development practices.

Women applying must come from an Asian or African country affected by a natural disaster, drought or famine. In addition, they must demonstrate a commitment to solving some of the social and economic issues affecting their countries while working for the long-term security of the people living there.

Application instructions:

Only when candidates are admitted into the HEC Full-Time MBA Program can they have the opportunity to apply online for HEC MBA Scholarships. Please read the complete application process for admissions.

When applying for the scholarships, please explain in 1,500 words why you should be named the Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholar at the HEC MBA Program, while identifying your post-MBA goals. Applicants must also submit a detailed description of their financial circumstances as well as a cash-flow forecast for the 16-month duration at HEC.

The deadline for scholarship application is rolling but candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

For any queries regarding Admissions, please contact:

Phone: +33 1 39 67 95 46 / +33 1 39 67 73 83

University of Edinburgh Scholarships for Africans, Asians, Ugandans and Kenyans

University of Edinburgh
Masters (MS) Degree
Deadline: 31 May 2010 (Annual)
Study in: any Country (online)
Course starts 2010

Brief description:

The University of Edinburgh will offer Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Edinburgh in United Kingdom

Field of study:

Scholarships will be available for students pursuing one of the following distance learning programmes:

College of Humanities and Social Science

• LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law
• LLM Intellectual Property Law
• LLM Medical Law and Ethics
• LLM Information Technology Law
• Med Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (including PG Certificate and PG Diploma)
• MSc E-Learning (including PG Certificate and PG Diploma)

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

• MSc Anaesthesia Practice
• MSc Clinical Education
• MSc Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases
• MSc Equine Science
• MSc Forensic Medicine and Science Health Informatics
• MSc Health Informatics
• MSc Health Information Governance
• MSc International Animal Health
• MSc Neuroimaging
• MSc Pain Management
• MSc Surgical Sciences
• MSc Translational Medicine

Number of Awards:


Target group:

The online scholarships are for nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship will have a total value of £5,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.


The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto the above eligible distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident of the eligible countries (see above).

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

Scholarship Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Application instructions:

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. Alternatively applicants can request a paper application form from the Scholarship Office (contact details found below).

When completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, please indicate why Distance Learning suits your particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning.

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 31 May 2010. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Telephone: +44 131 651 4070

London South Bank University Scholarships for East and South African Students (Full Distance Learning) - Ugandans can also apply

London South Bank Univ
Online Masters (MS) Degree
Deadline: 17 May 2010 (annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

Fully-funded distance learning scholarships are available in 2010 for student/scholars from East and Southern African Commonwealth countries to study the MSc in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University.

Host Institution(s):

London South Bank University, UK

Field of study:

MSc in Education for Sustainability

Number of Scholarships:

15 scholarships will be awarded for 2010.

Target group:

African Commonwealth Citizens living and working in: Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia. Applications from women, who are underrepresented in leadership roles are particularly welcomed.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Funding will cover all the costs of tutoring, assessment, study guides and readers, together with a travel grant for attendance at the residential week.


Are you eligible to apply?

• Are you an African Commonwealth citizen working in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda or Zambia?

• Do you have a first degree?

• Do you have the written English skills for a Masters programme?

• Are you involved in the field of education in the broadest terms? e.g. advocacy/ communication / training / teaching / marketing etc?

• Are you in a leadership position or one with leadership potential?

• Are you committed to making a difference within your workplace and within your country?

• Do you understand the requirements and challenges of a distance learning course?

• Do you have regular, reliable and easy access to a computer with email and internet facilities?

• Will you be able to attend the Introductory Residential Week in Nairobi in October 2010 exact dates to be confirmed

• Do you have the support of your employer?

• Do you have the support of your family?

Important Note: You cannot be enrolled on another post graduate course during the time of the scholarship.

Application instructions:

Applicants must apply using the online application form. Instructions on how to complete the application form is found at this Word file. Application must be completed by 17 May 2010.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

If you need any further information please contact Veronica Leacock on or phone 0207 815 8257

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Ford Foundation International Scholarships for Developing Countries (Uganda, kenya, Africa ans Asia)

Ford Foundation
MS/PhD Degree
Deadline: varies per country
Study in: any Country
Course starts 2011

Brief description:

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program’s (IFP) mission is to expand educational opportunity and foster social justice in developing countries. IFP provides fellowships for post-graduate study to emerging leaders from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Russia and Latin America. These leaders come from marginalized and excluded communities that typically lack access to higher education.

IFP was launched in 2001 with $280 million, the largest single grant in Ford Foundation history. In April 2006 the Ford Foundation announced a new pledge of $75 million for IFP. The program expects
to support approximately 4,300 Fellows when final selections are completed in 2010. IFP will conclude in 2013.

Host Institution(s):

The fellowship supports study programs in universities throughout the world. The program has developed partnerships with dozens of universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe, as well as in the Fellows’ home regions.

Field(s) of study:

Ford Foundation International Fellows may choose to study in any academic discipline or field of study related to the Ford Foundation’s three grant-making areas, which are:

Asset Building and Community Development

• Community Development
• Development Finance and Economic Security
• Work-force Development
• Environment and Development

Knowledge, Creativity, and Freedom

• Arts and Culture
• Education and Scholarship
• Media
• Religion, Society and Culture
• Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Peace and Social Justice

• Civil Society
• Governance
• Human Rights

Number of Awards:

Over 3,300 Fellows have been selected from more than 65,000 candidates in Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Russia and Latin America. Almost 400 recently selected Fellows are now in preparatory training and admissions processes.

Target group:

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country or territory. Currently, these are: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam.

Approximately half the selected Fellows are women, many are from ethnic, religious or linguistic minority groups in their home countries, and the majority comes from rural areas or small towns.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

IFP fellowships support up to three years of study for master’s, doctoral, or professional post-graduate degrees. Fellows receive a comprehensive package of benefits, including preparatory training, placement assistance and academic support during their post-graduate programs.


IFP selects Fellows on the strength of their clearly-stated intention to serve their communities and countries of origin, and expects that they will honor this obligation.

Successful candidates will:

• Demonstrate superior achievement in their undergraduate studies and hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
• Have substantial experience in community service or development-related activities.
• Possess leadership potential evidenced by their employment and academic experience.
• Propose to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in a practical, policy, academic, or artistic discipline or field corresponding to one or more of the Foundation’s areas of endeavor.
• Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social problems or issues in their own countries. Commit themselves to working on these issues following the fellowship period.

Because local requirements and deadlines vary among IFP countries, applicants should follow the specific application guidelines provided by IFP International Partner organizations (see the link below).

Scholarship Criteria:

Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic record and potential, leadership skills and social commitment. Selections are carried out by independent committees in individual countries and regions.

Application instructions:

All applications must be submitted to the appropriate IFP International Partner in the country or region where the applicant resides. IFP International Partners determine application deadlines and selection schedules in their region or country.

It is important to visit the website specific to your country (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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UK Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries and Africa

DFID/UK Universities
Masters Degree
Deadline: 31 May 2010 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts AY 2010 -2011

Brief description:

The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Awards are for taught masters courses only. No awards will be made for undergraduate or doctoral study.

Host Institution(s):

Awards are only available at participating institutions in the UK. See the Booklet for 2010 Shared Scholarship Scheme (link found below) for details of the UK institutions offering Scholarships joint-funded with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in 2010.

Field of study:

Shared Scholarship Scheme (SSS) Awards are offered only for subjects relating to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate’s country. Additional details of the eligible courses (or departments) offered by the institutions is found at the 2010 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Booklet (link found below).

Number of Awards:

It is envisaged that around 170 Scholarships will be offered in 2010 distributed to the participating institutions.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda Nauru, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Namibia, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guineas, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania,Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, and Zambia)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

DFID and participating United Kingdom institutions will jointly meet the full costs of an award holder’s study in the United Kingdom including air fares to and from the United Kingdom. Maintenance allowance is paid by the scholar’s host institution, at the level set by the UK Government: £1,024 per month for scholars based in London and £828 per month for the rest of the UK. (July 2009 figures).

A grant of up to £225 to cover thesis (Master’s) costs is available; also available is £200 for study travel. The cost of up to 10 Kilograms of excess baggage (books only) is available for scholars returning home at the end of their awards. No additional allowances are paid for spouses or other dependants.


Candidates are normally expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second-class level. Sponsoring institutions must confirm that candidates are sufficiently fluent in written and oral English to pursue their proposed studies immediately, as no pre-course English Language Teaching is available under these awards.

Applicants should:

a. be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country (please see the booklet for a list of eligible countries);

b. hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level;

c . be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course;

d. have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country;

e. not be employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable, however);

f. be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study; and

g. be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.

Application instructions:

Most universities will handle advertising and recruitment directly and applications should therefore be directly addressed to the participating university. In processing applications, a university may use one of the following options:

Option 1: A few universities want all candidates for their Shared Scholarship courses to apply via the Electronic Application System.

Option 2. Following a university’s closing date, the university will ask the candidates it selects to complete the CSC application form.

The specific deadlines set by the participating institutions varies but is around February-May of each year (see booklet for exact deadlines). Candidates should note that institutions are asked to forward their nominations to the CSC no later than 31 May 2010; where institutions have not specified a closing date candidates, should contact the institution so as to ascertain the latest date that the institution is willing to accept applications.

Candidates should note that although they may apply to more than one institution, only one offer of award may be accepted. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

Although applications for specific courses should be addressed to the individual university concerned, general inquiries regarding the scheme should be sent to the scheme administrators at the address below. Please note that applications sent to this office will be disregarded and will not be passed on to the institutions.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
c/o Association of Commonwealth Universities
Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF

Telephone : 44 (0) 207 380 6700

Fax : 44 (0) 207 387 2655
E-Mail :

Contact details of each institution can also be found at the 2010 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme Booklet.

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Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries (including Uganda and kenya)

DFID/UK Universities
Online Masters (MS) Degree
Deadline: 14 June 2010 (Annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts September 2010

Brief description:

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in partnership with UK Universities offers distance learning scholarships as part of the commitment of the Commission and the Department for International Development’s (DFID) commitment to explore new methods of scholarship delivery.

The distance learning scholarships are delivered via three methods:

Partnership delivery
These courses are offered in partnership with institutions in developing Commonwealth countries and chosen on the grounds of their impact on international development. The awards are used to improve the long-term capacity of institutions, as well as the individual recipients.

Since 2006, our distance learning programme has extended support to the direct delivery of distance learning courses (ie where there is no overseas partner institution directly involved in the programme).

Health and Education in Africa
In 2006 the Commission was awarded a tranche of funding by DFID to support up to 200 distance learning courses tenable in Sub-Saharan Africa and specifically for courses in health and education.

Host Institution(s) and Online Courses offered:

List of Institutions offering Partnership Distance Learning courses

Imperial College Wye (now SOAS)/University of Pretoria
This course is a Masters of Science in Agricultural Science offered as a University of London external degree under the academic supervision of Imperial College Wye. The course is designed to enhance the understanding and skills required by practitioners working to promote economic growth, environmental sustainability and human capacity in poor areas.
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Cardiff University/Karunashraya Hospice Bangalore
This course offers an MSc in Palliative Medicine; its target audience is medical practitioners working in any field of medicine where palliative care forms a significant part of their clinical practice.
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Royal Veterinary College/Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Science University and University of Peradeniya
This course offers an MSc in Livestock Health and Production and Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health; the target audience will be veterinarians and specialists involved in the livestock sector, including policy makers and planners, researchers and those involved in livestock development projects.
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University of Sunderland/Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture
This course is a Masters of Science in Computer Based Information Systems. This is a conversion course for non-IT graduates and is specifically designed to address the need for IT expertise and infrastructure in rural areas. Any students who do not complete the full Masters degree will be awarded a University of Sunderland Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.
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Loughborough University/Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
This course offers a Masters of Science in Renewable Energy Systems Technology, with Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma also available. The course aims to address the need for appropriate professional-level training.
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Institute of Education University of London/Aga Khan Foundation
The course on offer is the Master of Arts in Education and International Development. The primary aim of the course is to explore the impact of social and economic divisions, sustainable development and globalisation in relation to national and transnational educational initiatives.
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Leeds Metropolitan University/Chainama College of Health Sciences, Zambia and University of Gambia
This course offers a Master of Science in Health Promotion/Environmental Health, with a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma also available. The aim of the course is to assist the College in its provision of Masters level education in Health Promotion and Environmental Health; this is currently not available in Zambia.
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Leeds Metropolitan University/University of Gambia
This course offers a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management and is intended to enhance the capacity of staff at the University of Gambia to deliver programmes in this subject area.
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Staffordshire University/University of Madras
The course on offer is the Master of Arts degree in Sustainable Development; the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma are also available. The degree aims to enable students to acquire the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills needed for progressing sustainability agendas in a variety of social contexts.
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University of Bath/National Council for Construction
This course offers a Master of Science degree in Construction Management and aims at developing the skills of construction managers in Zambia, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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University of Dundee/Kenya Medical Training College
This course offers a Masters degree in Nursing, with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma also available. The course is designed to develop the individual practitioner from a level of competence through to proficiency and expertise.
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University of London External Programme/University of Ghana (This programme has now finished)
Currently, the Commission is supporting a pilot project, under the aegis of the External Programme, by which Imperial College London offers a Master of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in sustainable agriculture and rural development. The Programme’s aim is to enhance the ability of the University of Ghana to deliver courses of immediate relevance in terms of economic growth and environmental sustainability.
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Leeds Metropolitan University/Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania
This course offers a Masters degree in Facilities Management and is designed to foster a culture of sustainable development and resource management.
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University of Stirling/Bangladesh Agricultural University
This course offers a Masters degree in Aquatic Resource Development and is designed to empower individuals who wish to develop the skills necessary to run and manage aquatic systems.
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University of Edinburgh/University of Makerere
The programme is a Masters in International Animal Health aimed at graduates with a degree in veterinary medicine, agricultural science, biology or a related science. Using innovative approaches to online learning, this programme will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to advance in the Animal Health sector.
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List of institutions offering non-partnership Distance Learning courses

Aberystwyth University
The course offers an MSc in Information and Library Studies and is aimed at professionals working in the information service sector who wish to enhance their skills.
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Aston University
This course offers a Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and is open to practising English Language teachers who wish to extend their professional expertise.
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Cardiff University
This course offers an MSc in Palliative Medicine; its target audience is medical practitioners working in any field of medicine where palliative care forms a significant part of their clinical practice.
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Imperial College Wye (now SOAS)
This course is a Masters of Science in Agricultural Science offered as a University of London external degree under the academic supervision of Imperial College Wye. The course is designed to enhance the understanding and skills required by practitioners working to promote economic growth, environmental sustainability and human capacity in poor areas.
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University College London
The course on offer is a Masters degree in International Primary Health Care; it is aimed at senior clinicians, researchers and policy makers in regions where primary health care is at an intermediate stage of development.
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School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
This course offers an MSc in Public Policy and Management and provides essential skills in areas such as financial planning and control, taxation and debt, information systems, human resource management, management of change, decentralisation, investment appraisal and structural adjustment.
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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
This course offers a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology and aims to provide a broad foundation for working successfully in many different areas related to public health and to address the needs of health professionals in different economic environments.
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The Open University
This course offers a Masters of Science in Global Development Management. The programme aims to improve the work of development professionals by providing them with both conceptual tools for critical understanding, and practical skills in institutional development and strategic and project management.
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University of Ulster
This course offers a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences and is designed to provide clinically relevant and service driven postgraduate education for those working in the area of medical laboratory science within the health service as well as health related industry and research.
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University of Leicester
This course offers an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management and is relevant to those working in the fields of sustainable development, provery reduction and civil safety.
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WEDC-Loughborough University
This course offers a Masters of Science in Water & Waste Engineering or Water & Environmental Management, or the Diploma in Technology for Development. It aims to encourage the integration of technological, environmental, social, economic and management input for effective and sustainable development.
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Royal Veterinary College
This course offers an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health; the target audience will be veterinarians and specialists involved in the livestock sector, including policy makers and planners, researchers and those involved in livestock development projects.
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London South Bank University
This course offers a Masters of Science degree in Education for Sustainability. The target audience will be professionals with development potential that will enable them to become effective leaders of change.
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Birkbeck College, University of London
This course offers an MSc in Structural Molecular Biology; it is aimed at post-doctoral workers in the developing Commonwealth who are conducting research in molecular biosciences that will have an impact on development within their own countries.
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Open University
This course offers an MPA in Public Administration and will be of particular benefit to graduates working in central or local government, NGOs and social enterprises and who have the intellectual ability and social commitment to bring about change.
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SOAS (Centre for Development, Environment and Policy)
This course offers a Masters degrees in Sustainable Development, Managing Rural Development and Environmental Management; it is designed for mid-career development professionals working in NGOs or in local or central government.
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University of York
This programme offers a Masters degree in Public Administration/Policy and Management and is designed for those working in or with developing Commonwealth countries’ public services including charities, aid agencies, voluntary bodies and NGOs.
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List of institutions offering Health and Education Courses in Africa

Leeds Metropolitan University: MSc Public Health

University of Manchester: MSc Bioinformatics

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: MSc Epidemiology, MSc Infectious Diseases, MSc Public Health

University College London: MSc International Primary Health Care

University of Dundee: Master of Nursing and Master of Palliative Care

Institute of Education: MA Education and International Development

University of Bolton: Master of Education (Technical and Vocational Education)

London South Bank University: MSc Education for Sustainability

Number of Scholarships:

Partnership Delivery: around 15 scholarships per course.

Non-partnership Delivery: Since 2006, fifteen courses have thus far been supported.

Health and Education in Africa: The present tranche has enabled funding for 11 courses at 8 institutions with up to 30 awards on offer per course.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda Nauru, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Namibia, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guineas, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania,Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, and Zambia)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Scholarships cover the overseas tuition fees at the Masters degree level.


You must meet the specific eligibility requirements of the course you are interested in. To view this, see the complete description of your desired course by referring to the links listed under the section “Host Institutions and Courses Offered” (see above).

Application instructions:

Before you apply for the scholarship, you must first apply to an approved programme at an accredited host institution (see the list of approved courses above). To do this, contact the programme director and inquire how to apply for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship for their programme.

Applications must be made via the electronic application system (EAS). Please note that the Nominating organization in the UK should complete their section of the application form first before instructing any candidates they are nominating to complete their section of the form. Candidates should read the following Distance Learning Guide to using the EAS before starting their application.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Scheme (TA)Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
c/o The ACU
Woburn House, 20 – 24 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9HF

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Masters Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance For Ugandans, kenyans, Africans and Asia

Masters (MA/MS) Degree
Deadline: 15 August 2010
Study in: Germany
Next course starts 2011

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Brief description:

This programme is designed to academically qualified future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life.

With this programme, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of Good Governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

Participating Programmes in Host Institutions:

The following Master courses can be undertaken at selected German Universities as specified below:

• University of Duisburg-Essen (MA Development and Governance)
• Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt (Master of Public Policy and MPP / Conflict Studies and Management Programme)
• Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (Master of Public Policy)
• University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (Master Management in Non-Profit Organisations)
• University of Osnabrück (Master Democratic Governance and Civil Society)
• University of Passau (Governance and Public Policy)
• University of Potsdam (Public Policy and Management)
• Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Public Economics, Law and Politics)

See the complete information on Masters Courses under the PPGG Programme.

Number of Scholarships:

About 8-10 scholarships are available for each Masters Course under the PPGG Programme.

Target group:

The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships are (generally) for two-year Master courses at a German institution of higher education.

DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.


The scholarship targets very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.

In addition to the study results achieved so far, the main criterion for selection is a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit after the return to the home country.

For Master courses taught in German or in German and English, good knowledge of German (ideally at completed A 2 level at the time of application) is an advantage for being able to pass the German language test required for admission to the Master programme at the end of the six-month preparatory German course. For courses taught in English, proof of good knowledge of English (generally a minimum of 550 TOEFL scores or equivalent) is required.

The university degree should have been obtained during the six years before the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be considered if they have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application.

Application instructions:

Application papers to be submitted include:

• DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships (download here) ;
• Motivation Letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme;
• Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience;
• Recent language certificates giving evidence of your level of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS) and if applicable in German. Please make sure to register in time for the respective tests. Fees for obtaining such certificates are considered as a personal career investment and will not be reimbursed.
• Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or
current or former employers;
• Officially authenticated copies of all certificates.

For Master courses taught in German or in German and English, good knowledge of German (ideally at completed A 2 level at the time of application) is an advantage for being able to pass the German language test required for admission to the Master programme at the end of the six-month preparatory German course.

Further information about the papers to be submitted is listed on the application form which can be obtained from the Internet, from the diplomatic and consular representations of the Federal Republic of Germany or from the local DAAD lecturers, Offices or Information Centres.

The complete set of application requirements must be submitted by 15 August 2010 to the local DAAD or diplomatic representation in your home country. You can find country-specific information here.

It is important to visit the official website (found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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Masters Degree Scholarships for Developing Countries (Uganda, Kenya, Africa and Asia)

Brief description:

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries so that they can follow a Master’s Programme in Belgium. The master’s programmes, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries. These are designed to enable graduates to share and apply acquired knowledge in the home institution and country.

Host Institution(s):

Academic Institutions and Universities in Belgium:

• Universiteit Antwerpen
• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
• Universiteit Gent
• Universiteit Hasselt (tUL inclusief)
• Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fields of study/Programmes:

International Master Programmes 2011-2012

• Master of Development Evaluation and Management
• Master of Globalization and Development
• Master of Governance and Development
• Master of Human Settlements

International Master Programmes 2011-2013

• Master of Aquaculture
• Master of Biology – Specialisation Human Ecology
• Master of Biostatistics
• Master of Environmental Sanitation
• Master of Food Technology
• Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes)
• Master of Molecular Biology (IPMB)
• Master of Nematology
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development (Main Subject: Human Nutrition)
• Master of Physical Land Resources
• Master of Water Resources Engineering

The brief description of each Master’s Programme is found at this page.

Number of Awards:

Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master’s students.

Target group:

Residents and nationals of the following countries are eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship:

Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administered Areas, Philippines, Vietnam

Latin America
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Surinam

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships cover all related expenses.

Eligibility/Admission Requirements:

Applicants applying both for academic admission and for a VLIR-UOS scholarship need to consider both the admission requirements to the and the scholarship criteria. Applicants should therefore refer to the websites of the participating Masters Programmes for specific eligibility/admission requirements.

Scholarship Criteria:

Study results will be taken into consideration during the selection but relevant professional experience and prospects for applying the acquired insights after return to the country are the most important academic selection criteria.

See the VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria.

Application instructions:

The host university is in charge of the academic admission of applications. The host university – not the applicant – forwards the applications for a scholarship to the VLIR-UOS secretariat after the academic admission.

The academic admission procedure are specific for every programme. It is important to visit the main website (links found above) of the specific Master’s Programme you have chosen for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for application to Master’s Programme is 1 February 2011. You can apply for a VLIR-UOS scholarship from the 1st of October 2010

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Oxford Undergraduate Scholarships for Developing Country Students (Including Uganda, Kenya and Africa)

University of Oxford
Undergraduate Degree
Deadline:15 Oct ’10/25 Feb ’11
Study in: London, UK
Course starts October 2011

Brief description:

A number of Oxford colleges offer Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) to students from developing countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because equivalent educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

Host Institution(s):

Oxford University in UK

Field(s) of study:

All undergraduate subjects except Medicine due to the length and expense of this course

Number of Awards:

A small number of awards will be made, yet to be confirmed

Target group:

All countries in the list defined by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD except Saudi Arabia (see note 1 on their list):

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, FYR Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Administered Areas, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

University and college fees, full grant for living expenses; return flight to the UK at the start and end of the course.


This scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results. However, financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection.

Applicants should be aware that competition for the scheme is very high and the University does not have additional funding for those candidates who are not offered a scholarship.

Application instructions:

You must apply to Oxford undergraduate programme by 15 October 2010. If successful, you can apply for Reach Oxford from January 2011. The application deadline will be confirmed in autumn 2010 and the application form will be available to download from the website in January 2011.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must also write a supporting statement that answers the following two questions in Section E of the application form:

1. Why are you applying for this scholarship and what impact will it have on your career?
2. How would you use the education you receive at Oxford for the benefit of your community?

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

Student Funding
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JD, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 280487

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The United Nations Capital Development Fund Jobs- International Consultant Vacancy (Re-advertised)

International Consultant: Technical Assistance for the Design of Post Graduate Diploma Course on Gender in Development Practice at Makerere University


The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) through the UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality is extending financial support to the Government of Uganda (Ministry of Local Government and Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development) towards promotion of Gender Equity in Local Economic Development under the District Development Programme III. The main activity under this outcome area is to establish and deliver a Post Graduate Course on Gender in Development Practice at Makerere University. This will address the need for capacity building for development practitioners to formulate strategies and actions that stimulate increased economic growth and incomes. LED has the potential to increase incomes and enhance local revenue bases.

The course will have a module on mainstreaming Gender in Local Economic Development. The main beneficiaries during the first phase of the course will be the Gender Focal Persons and other key Local Government Officials. The course will be opened to the general public after testing and refining. The programme wishes to recruit a short term international consultant to provide technical assistance to Makerere University to develop the content on the Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development module, generate a list of reading materials as well as relevant links.

Duties and Responsibilities

* The Consultant shall work closely with Makerere University Department of Gender and Women studies, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and Ministry of Local Government to produce a module on Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development. The module should among other key areas cover, key LED concepts, engendering the LED governance processes at the LG level, engendering the local economy and business assessments, the role of both women and men in development of their localities, how the LG LED strategies and implementation plans could be engendered, monitoring and evaluation.
* Facilitate a TOT for selected lecturers from Makerere University that will in turn lecture to students on Gender Mainstreaming in LED module. This will involve preparation of the TOT, delivery of the TOT and a progress report.
* Suggest institutions for fieldwork assignments for students which are relevant to the course such as the private sector, CSO and community interventions that promote Gender mainstreaming in LED.
* Arrange 1or 2 teleconferences with the students during the theoretical course semester to have an interface with students and share experiences from other countries and make the course interactive.
* Prepare a list of reading materials, reference books and links relevant to the course.


Technical/Functional Competencies:

* Strong Gender mainstreaming analytical skills.
* Experiences in designing short courses on Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development

Personal Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
* Positive, constructive attitude and consistently approaches work with energy.
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

* Masters degree in Gender and or Women studies.
* At least 5 years of relevant documented experience in curriculum and designing short courses in particular on Gender
* Mainstreaming in local economic development, integrated planning and capacity development.
* Experience in conducting TOT
* Experience and demonstrated capacity to work with high institutions of learning.
* Fluent in both written and spoken English.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Managing Director Job Vacany in Rwanda

Job Title:Bakery - Managing Director

Vacancy: Managing Director
REPORT TO: Company mangement,board of directors and shareholders
Location: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
Job Description (Duties):

The bakery is currently a mid-sized operation (26 employees), but has ambitious plans for expansion to become a market leader in the near future.This will be realized through the company's future company operations that is; high capacity/top bakery producing diversified product lines,multiple distribution outlets and in-house retail sandwich chain.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Oversee overall management/P&L responsibility of 4 business units:

-Product Sales Unit

-Technical Support Unit

-Marketing and Distribution Unit

-5 Point of Sales

* Direct the course of company growth and expansion into new markets
* Supervise management personnel (Responsible for building management team;authority to hire/fire employee personnel)
* Report routinely to holding company management, board of directors, shareholders
* Work closely with management consulting team to implement strategic processes

Necessary Qualifications:


* 3+ years of management experience in production/retail; preferably with a bakery
* Background in profit and loss management
* Graduate degree; MBA strongly preferred


* Dynamic and ambitious visionary who understands how to build a business
* Strong proficiency of business concept (financial management, operations, supply chain management, marketing, human resources e.t.c.)
* Effective Communicator
* Motivating personnel manager
* Incisive attention to detail; Organized and capable of multi-tasking

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit in person a typed up-to-date CV and application letter with copies of your academic papers.

NFT Consult - Rwanda, Plot 8721, Golf Course Road, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda.
Tel: +250 252570099, +250 0755335419, +250 0785119453.


NFT Consult – Uganda,Kisozi Complex, Plot 6/8 Kyaggwe Road, Nakasero
Tel: +256 0414237904 / 24, 0312266904

If applying online, please send an email to

Attach your CV and application letter ONLY; please merge them into ONE file in MS word or PDF format.

DO NOT attach scanned academic papers or documents when applying online.

Ask us about our CV Banking services.

Deadline: 15/10/2010

Samaritan’s Purse Jobs - National Program Manager Vacancy

Job Title: National Program Manager: Health and Social Protection

Location: Kampala

Reports to: Country Director/Deputy Country Director


The National Program Manager for Health and Social Protection is the technical focal person for all health, HIV, OVC and gender programming for Samaritan’s Purse in Uganda. H/she will provide technical and managerial oversight to projects and is responsible for the overall quality of programming in this sector.


1. Ensure that all projects in the sector are of satisfactory quality and comply with national and international standards

2. Ensure timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities

3. Ensure that relevant epidemiologic data is collected, analyzed and used to guide project implementation

4. Identify funding opportunities and work with Project Managers to develop funding proposals

5. Develop the sector program budgets

6. Provide capacity building for sector staff

7. Develop overall Health and Social Protection strategy for SP Uganda

8. Provide technical representation for sector programming with donors, agencies and Gov’t departments


Participate in recruitment of sector project staff, supervise and manage Project Managers, while managing their performance reviews.

SKILLS: The successful candidate must possess excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent communication skills – both verbal and written, good data collection and analysis skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office including word, excel and power point, innovation and problem solving skills and strong leadership skills.


H/she must have experience in at least two of the following programming areas:

1. HIV

2. Vulnerable Children

3. Public Health

4. Economic strengthening of vulnerable populations


H/she must be personable, empathetic and flexible


A Masters in Public Health (MPH) or other related field and a minimum of 8 to 10 years’ related work experience in public health or social protection of which 5 years of management experience.

Jobs in Kampala: Many Vacancies at VSO Jitolee International

VSO Jitolee is currently looking for committed professionals with skills and expertise in:


Agricultural Specialists; Agribusiness; Agriculture Economics and Horticultural Specialists.


Specialists in Organisational Strategy and ChangeManagement, Micro-finance Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Marketing.


Designing communication strategies, implementing and managing subsequent activities and strengthening organisation communication systems.


Management of HIV & AIDS organisations, HIV&AIDS Programming, HIV&AIDS Mainstreaming, Policy Formulation and Advocacy, Gender and HIV&AIDS, Treatment and Care, Work Advisors, Specialists in ART Management and Public Health/STI Managers.


Fundraisers; Specialists in Grant Management and Partnership Development.


Policy Analysts; Advocacy Specialists and Communication Specialists.

You will need:

A relevant university degree and more than 3 years work experience in the skill areas listed above.

Be willing to work overseas for 1 to 2 yrs and be ready to depart within the next 3-4 months.

Be serious about using your skills to make a positive and lasting impact towards the development of some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world.

Knowledge of working with vulnerable groups will be an added advantage.

We will support a modest lifestyle, cover your travel expenses as well as provide medical and insurance cover. In addition, you can count on our support in preparing you for the personal and professional challenges that lie ahead.

Volunteering with VSO is a life changing experience for individuals to make a difference by sharing their skills and an opportunity for learning towards their professional and personal growth.

If you meet the above criteria, please submit your CV and application letter via email to: Kindly ensure that you include the skill reference number (e.g. NRM-01) for the skill area you are applying.

For more information, visit our website:

VSO Jitolee is a member of the VSO International Federation

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