Scholarships & Development Opportunities No.11


Scholarships for students from African countries to study Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge.

This is available to candidates undertaking either a one-year MPhil in International Relations and Politics, or a three-year PhD in a field related to governance and human rights from 2015.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the David & Elaine Potter Foundation and the Cambridge Trust, the scholarships will pay the full cost of the candidates’ study and living in Cambridge for the length of the course.

Deadline for submission of applications is: 2 December 2014

Information on eligibility requirements, application process and so on are available in the flyer below.

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 Career Opportunities for Young Africans at the World Bank

In a recent post on the World Bank blogs page, several opportunities available for young Africans of different professional backgrounds to join the Bank were publicised. I have included them below. Read the original post HERE.

1) AFRICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Description
Fellows will spend a minimum of 6 months getting hands-on experience at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. to work on economic policy, technical assistance to countries, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.
Who can apply?
Doctoral students of African descent within one or two years of completing a Ph.D. program in the following fields: Economics, Demography, Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Impact Evaluation, Education, Health, Energy, Agriculture, and Infrastructure. Applicants must be 32 years of age or below.
Learn more and APPLY here.

2) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Description
This Internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: Economics, Finance, Human Development (public health, education, nutrition, population), Social Science (anthropology, sociology), Agriculture, Environment, Private Sector Development, as well as other related fields.
Who can apply?
Candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity).
Learn more and APPLY here.

3) JUNIOR ASSOCIATES PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Description
This is a two-year, entry-level program designed for those skilled in areas such as Economics, Finance, Human Resources Development (public health, education, nutrition, population), Social Sciences (anthropology, sociology), Agriculture, Environment, Private Sector Development, as well as other related fields.
Who can apply?
Applicants 28 years of age or below, holding the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree, with some relevant job experience.
Learn more and APPLY here.

4) MIGA PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Description
Candidates will be assigned to one of MIGA’s department to work in underwriting, financial accounting and reporting, as well as economics and risk management (including environmental and social risk mitigation).
Who can apply?
Applicants under 35 years of age with an advanced degree and a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field.
Learn more and APPLY here.

5) YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM
Description
This is a two-year, entry-level program  designed for those skilled in areas such as Economics, Finance, Education, Public Health, Social Sciences, Engineering, Urban Planning, and Natural Resource Management.
Who can apply?
This program is open to applicants under 32 years of age with an advanced degree and a minimum of 3 years working experience in the relevant field.
Learn more and APPLY here.

To join the discussion on youth in Africa, follow @WorldBankAfrica on Twitter, and use the hashtag #AfricasYouth.

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5 thoughts on “Scholarships & Development Opportunities No.11

  1. Pls Zainabu I need more highlight about this young African scholarship ,my younger brother want to try it, he has 2.1 in B.agriculture animal science .Please need your help.
    Thanks
    Aminu kawu

  2. Hello Zainab, I have subscribed and been following your post, and I really commended you on the contributions given to our young and talented individuals who are curious about furthering their studies but couldn’t due to financial constraints. I know a lot of people benefited from your post towards scholarship and students grant, may the almighty see you throughout your carrier endeavour. Iam also a young students with future prospects insha Allah; holding a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science university of Maiduguri with a good grade of 2-1 (CGPA 4.04), and offered several admissions for Master degree in UK but couldn’t enroll because of financial difficulties and couldn’t secure any sponsorship or grant from both local and international agencies. The last opportunity gotten was the financial assistance from Bauchi state government, because politics in the government system the fund was approved by the executive governor but not released by the state accountant general. Iam writting formally to request your assistance in linking me with any of the relevant site that could help achieve my goals. Iam currently holding unconditional offer in University of Derby; MPH, University of Aberdeen; Master Medical Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, and University of Aberdeen; Master in Immunology. Lastly, may the Almighty help you in finding out a solution to my problem. Thank you and God bless you

    Regards Yusuf Yakubu Adamu +2348036925187

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    • Hello Yusuf,

      I am sorry to hear about your plight. I know how difficult these things can be. I’ll advise that you get someone to prevail on the state government to release the funds. I suggest you get in touch with one of the lawmakers from your state – a Senator or House of Reps member maybe. The numbers of the secretaries of various committees are available on the National Assembly website here

      For the Senate: http://www.nassnig.org/nass/committees.php?pageNum_committee=0&totalRows_committee=56

      For the House of Reps: http://www.nassnig.org/nass/committees.php

      You can contact committees on Education or Social Development. It is no guarantee, but it could help.

      That’s all I can think of. I wish you the best of luck. If I get any additional information that could be helpful, I will let you know. Allah Ya taimaka, amin.

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