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ARCHIPELAGO: 2nd Call for Proposals is now open!

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ARCHIPELAGO is a 4-year European programme, funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa. Its main objectives are to improve the employability of young people through targeted technical and vocational education and training (TVET) measures. It also aims to support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

The programme supports partnership projects in 12 countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad region: Burkina FasoCameroonChadGambiaGhanaGuineaIvory CoastMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeria and Senegal.

Following the first call for proposals (which was launched in April 2019), a second call for proposals has been launched with the aim of supporting partnership projects to be implemented in the 12 target countries.

Each selected project will receive a grant of between €400,000 and €500,000. Each grant may cover 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.

In order to be considered eligible, each project proposal must be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least two partners – including an organisation based in one of the above-listed African countries and another organisation based in a Member State of the European Union. 

Applications may be submitted by business support organisations (such as chambers and business associations), training centres and/or other entities which specialize in activities related to vocational training and/or business development services.

How to Send Application

Just go to WETRANSFER.COM

Click on the + sign and add the files you want to send.

Type in the ARCHIPELAGO submission email address: submission@archipelago-eutf.eu

Now type in your own email address.

Please give reference number of the call and, if you want, write a short message.

Then simply hit the transfer button and you’re done. It’s simple, secure and free of charge.

Applications must be submitted before 11:00 p.m. (Brussels time) on 6 February 2020.
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Become a UN Volunteer

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Are you ready to become an international UN Volunteer?

You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN. This is an opportunity to create a positive impact and be a significant force for achieving peace and development. Make a difference to the lives of many!

Requirements
  • The minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer are: 25 years old and older (no upper age limit); university degree or higher technical diploma;
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a professional background; good working knowledge of English, Spanish or French;
  • Commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism; ability to work in a multicultural environment; willingness to work with people and local organizations;
  • Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions and sometimes remote locations; strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Conditions of Service
  • International UN Volunteer assignments generally run for six to 12 months, with the possibility of extending for one to two years.
  • Short-term assignments are also requested by our partners from time to time. International UN Volunteers are entitled to certain allowances.
  • Allowances are in no way to be understood as a compensation, reward or salary in exchange for the volunteer work.
  • The purpose of allowances for volunteers is to enable them to sustain a secure standard of living in their duty stations
Profiles in Demand

Profiles in high demand include development and project management (community development, environment, programme and project development, project management, monitoring and evaluation); Legal affairs (human rights, protection, resettlement, reintegration, repatriation, refugee status determination, child protection); Political science (civil affairs, political affairs); public information (reporting and external relations); engineering (civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering), health (general medicine, public health).

 The first step to volunteer abroad with the UN is to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements (see below). If this is the case, register your profile in our Global Talent Pool. Profiles from the Talent Pool are then matched with assignments offered by UN partner agencies. Approximately 2,000 assignments become available per year. Most assignments are filled through the Global Talent Pool without being advertised. 

Visit United Nation Volunteer website for more information

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2020 King Carl Gustaf Scholarship for Students Living in areas of Conflict

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The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship is aimed at students who live in unsafe and dangerous conditions in areas of conflict outside Europe. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for studies at Uppsala University Master’s programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing 31 August 2020.

Level of study: Master’s programmes           

Eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of: Afghanistan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
  • Applicants must show why they are particularly vulnerable and therefore in need to belonging to the education environment at Uppsala University as well as having the academic talent required.
  • Students can only be awarded a King Carl Gustaf scholarship if a programme at Uppsala University is chosen as first priority.
  • You must have applied for the Master’s programme before the University Admissions deadline.
  • You must meet the entrance requirements for the programme you applied to and application fee and supporting documents must have been received before deadline to University Admissions. 
  • The programme must be delivered on campus. The scholarship is not available for distance learning programmes or programmes partially taught at other universities outside Sweden.

Documentation to send:

Application period: 16 January to 3 February 2020.

 

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