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2020 Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism

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Applications into the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism are now open. For 2020, the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology. Journalists will also gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself. The Program is full-time, will run year long and is administered by the Journalism School. 

In scope and depth, it is the most comprehensive and rigorous business journalism fellowship in the world. Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows (those with a B.A. degree from an accredited college) may also seek to qualify for a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the end of their year. Fellows will have to opt to complete the course-work required for degree to qualify.

The Fellowship runs during Columbia’s academic year from mid-August through May, and accepts up to 10 Fellows each year. Each Fellow receives free tuition, plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City and healthcare. For the 2019-2020 academic year, a stipend of $60,000 is expected to be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia ­affiliated facility.

Who Should Apply

The fellowship is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media, television and radio news organizations, as well as to freelance journalists, from anywhere in the world. Applicants must have at least four years of business/economics/finance journalism experience. There are no academic prerequisites to apply and work affiliation of applicants is not a major factor in the selection process. While a majority of the fellows typically come from the US, we specifically look for candidates who can help deliver better business journalism in all parts of the world, in multimedia formats.

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Deadline for application is January 31, 2020.

For more information visit the Columbia Journalism School Website

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Food & Agriculture Organization; 2020 HQ Internship Programme

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Organizational Unit : FAO Headquarters

Job Type : Internship

Duration : 3 - 11 Months

Closure Date : 31 July 2020


The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains. The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with a practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes. At the same time, the Programme provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Reporting Lines

The intern will report to an assigned supervisor.

Technical Focus

The intern will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

Tasks and responsibilities

The intern will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the intern.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO data base) educational institution at the time of application or recent graduates.

Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.

Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.

Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.

Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.

Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Programme.

Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.



FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Relevant academic experience in one of the fields of the Organization.

Selection Criteria

Candidates may be assigned in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.

Information to applicants

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from the global south and Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are requested to attach to their application a letter of motivation, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of their academic qualifications and copies of their language proficiency certificates.

All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office.

FAO pays a monthly stipend to interns if they are not sponsored by sending universities or other entities.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website Jobs at FAO at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

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PwC Nigeria Graduate Recruitment 2020 – Assurance & Tax Regulatory Services

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Department: Assurance
Job type: Permanent

Closing date: 10-Feb-20

Location: Lagos

Reference Number: 125-NIG00236
 

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. In Sub-Saharan Africa, we’re the largest provider of professional services with offices in 34 countries and over 9 000 people. We are an equal opportunity employer of choice.

Roles & Responsibilities

Your learning with us begins with a structured 4 – 6 weeks induction course. This is the first element of a development framework that will help you build business awareness, technical, personal and management skills throughout your career.

Self-directed, career-long training is a key feature of life here at PwC. The entire working environment is designed to empower you to learn.

You will have access to a wealth of critical knowledge, such as best practices documentation and methodology tools. We will provide you with continuous on- the-job guidance, and you will acquire key knowledge about industries, business strategy and practical business issues faced by our clients through your daily experiences.

Professional qualifications will play a vital role in your career. We will provide you with all the support and resources you need to excel in your professional exams. . A coach who will play an important role in your career development will be made available to help you unlock your potentials, so that you can perform at your best.

International development is a valuable development opportunity which our global network can provide.
This provides you with the opportunity to spend a year or two gaining experience and fresh perspectives with one of the PwC firms around the world, or explore new cultures during short-term client assignments or training courses abroad.

Requirements

* Completion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme
* Minimum of Second Class Upper Division/Upper Credit
* Minimum of 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sitting including English Language and Mathematics

Additional Information

These positions are for our Assurance and Tax Regulatory Services
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE YOU APPLY FOR THIS POSITION YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE ADVISORY SERVICES POSITIONS AS MULTIPLE APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

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