Other Calls & Opportunities
Have you always wanted to become a volunteer and work with young people to create positive social change within the community? Be part of the Social Enabled Education (SEE) Namibia team. Please note that the due date for volunteer registration is on the 15th of November 2021 - https://seenamibia.org/joinus. For more details, see the infographic below.
Namibians are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of inequality and discrimination. The most obvious of these are inequalities based on income and wealth distribution. While the Gini coefficient shows a reduction in Namibia’s levels of inequality since independence, the country still has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world.
To explore the multiple facets of inequality the Namibian Journal of Social Justice (NJSJ) hereby invites scholarly articles, case studies, opinion pieces, photo essays, creative contributions and book reviews on aspects of inequality, including:
- Inequality and social justice
- Causes of inequality
- Extractivism and the colonial power matrix
- Inequality and illicit outflows/corruption
- Inequality and land distribution
- Inequality and the environment
- Inequality and access to health
- Inequality and access to services example water, sanitation, electricity ect.
- Inequality and access to justice
- Inequalities and militarism
- Gender inequality and sexual and reproductive rights
- Global inequality and geopolitics
- COVID 19 and inequalities
- Access to technology and the digital divide
- Inequality and mental health
Submission dates for abstracts: 31 October 2021
Submission dates for full articles: 31 January 2022
Submission guidelines: All submission guidelines can be found on www.namsocialjustice.org
Link to access the full Call for papers: https://civic264.org.na/images/pdf/Call_for_Papers_Inequality_Vol.2_F.pdf
Deadline for submission: 3 December 2021
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably weakened the creative sector and greatly disrupted the production and distribution of cultural goods and services, UNESCO is giving a new impetus to the UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals to support States and key actors in their efforts to promote the status of the artist and the diversity of cultural expressions. "The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the entire cultural ecosystem, and has further highlighted its fragility. As the recent UNESCO report on cultural and creative industries in the face of COVID-19 demonstrates, job losses in this area are conservatively estimated at 10 million worldwide, suggesting a rapid decline in employment that is profoundly affecting the livelihoods of creative workers", stresses Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture.
The mission of the UNESCO-Aschberg programme is to improve the social and economic protection of artists, decent employment and the balanced circulation of cultural goods and services. This is a crucial issue, widely documented by the ResiliArt movement, launched by UNESCO in 2020, with more than 270 debates involving artists, policy makers and cultural organizations from 110 countries. These consultations highlighted the gap in legal, policy and regulatory framworks related to the status of the artist. They also reaffirmed the importance of the status of artists for economic growth, social cohesion and sustainable development. Such recognition has direct implications in terms of fair remuneration, access to social security and taxation, freedom of movement and artistic expression, etc.
"With this call for projects, UNESCO aims to reinforce its technical assistance through a cutting-edge expertise to support the development of a more robust creative sector in line with the objectives of the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist and the 2005 Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions," said Toussaint Tiendrebeogo, Secretary of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
- Aschberg call for projects EN
- Download application for governmental institutions
- Download application form for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
[CLOSED] 2021 IMF Youth Fellowship
The 2021 IMF Youth Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for young participants to become part of the global effort to build forward better and join the IMF at the forefront of the response to the crisis. Participants in the program will experience firsthand the IMF virtual Annual Meetings and participate in virtual training led by IMF experts. Selected fellows will get the opportunity to participate in a 2-day virtual workshop to meet with IMF management and senior staff and discuss current global economic issues including inclusive growth, inequality, digital economy and climate change.
- Be between 20 and 32 years of age
- Have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:
- Social activism and/or engaging with a civil society organization
- Entrepreneurship and/or participating in a start-up
- Content creators (bloggers/ vloggers) and/or contributors to independent media organizations
- Journalist (affiliated with a news/media outlet or working as an independent journalist)
- Have knowledge and expertise in international studies, basic economics and development including climate change, inequality and the digital economy
- Be students or graduates in the fields of international relations, development, communications, journalism, economics, or related disciplines
- Have basic knowledge of English (for the training program and Annual Meetings coverage).
Apply now by 24 September 2021.
Link to access the application form: https://www.imf.org/en/News/Seminars/Campaigns/2021/2021-annual-meetings-fellowship-contest
The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) invites aspirant female stage managers based on the continent to apply for an opportunity to participate in a seven-day stage management training programme at ACCES 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The course is part of the foundation’s initiative titled Gender@Work<;https://ngo.evlink1.net/servlet/link/236985/1139092/313994588/5867134>, a three-year training programme aimed at developing the skills and participation of female professionals in the African music sector.
The deadline for applications is 26 September 2021 (midnight CAT).
Who can apply?
This call is open to aspirant female stage managers based on the continent.
- Applicants must have at least two (2) years’ experience working in the live performance environment in positions such as stage manager, stage assistant, technical stage assistant, or similar related positions.
- A relevant tertiary qualification (academic) will be advantageous.
- All participants must be over 18 years old.
- Applicants should be prepared to be available for the duration of the programme (21 to 27 November) and available to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Applicants should have a valid passport that allows for travel in November 2021..
Successful applicants will:
- Attend an intense training workshop in Johannesburg from 21 to 28 November 2021.
- Complete a theoretical course on stage management.
- Learn about the key aspects of producing a successful music event (budgeting, technical aspects, talent management, partnerships, fundraising, etc.).
- Learn the basics of filming events and marketing.
- As part of the practical module, participants will also get to work as stage managers at ACCES showcases.
- Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.
- Trainers will include top festival managers, arts administrators and film producers.
COVID-19 health and safety protocols and regulations in place at the time will apply.
Support for participants
- Accommodation, meals and local transport (related to the training) will be provided. Flights will be provided for participants outside South Africa to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa.
- VISA costs will be reimbursed.
How to apply
- Complete and submit the online application form here<https://ngo.evlink1.net/servlet/link/236985/1139092/313994588/5867135> by 26 September (midnight CAT). You will be required to provide a CV or profile with at least three contactable references.
- Email applications will not be considered.
- Only applications submitted via the dedicated online form will be considered.
- Only complete applications will be considered.
- Late applications will not be considered.
- Successful applicants will be notified by 5 October 2021.
- Applicants who do not hear from the Music In Africa Foundation by 5 October may consider their application unsuccessful.
PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) seeks to contract a consultant(s) to map the diverse (current and changing) needs of the ARASA partnership, identify challenges and gaps facing the partnership and offer recommendations for consideration by ARASA’s stakeholders for refining the ARASA partnership model to ensure that it remains effective, relevant, sustainable, agile and ‘fit for purpose’ in a fast-evolving environment.
DURATION & TIMELINES
The work should begin no later than one week after signature of the contract and should be completed between 1 September and 15 October 2021.
HOW TO APPLY
Kindly put ‘EoI: ARASA Consultancy on Partnership Model’ in the subject of the email.
For further details on the scope of work, deliverables and how to apply, see the full terms of reference at:
[CLOSED] Call For Expressions of Interest: Consultancy to Review and Update ARASA' s M&E Plan and Results Framework
PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is seeking to contract the services of a consultant to help them review and update their key M&E documents such as the monitoring and evaluation plan and results framework as well as to document achievements against outcomes for the second year of our sexual and reproductive health and rights capacity strengthening and advocacy programme.
DURATION & TIMELINES
The work should begin no later than one week after signature of the contract and should be completed between 1 September and 15 October 2021. ARASA will support the work of a consultant in August and September to develop M&E plan, review the results framework indicators, data validation, M&E tools and templates.
Although the consultant will work with several members of the ARASA Team, they will liaise primarily with the M&E Officer, Maggie Amweelo for reporting and other matters.
HOW TO APPLY
Cover letter outlining:
- Consultant's professional background;
- Relevant skills, experience and qualifications;
- Example of similar work undertaken, not older than 5 years,
- Suggested methodology;
- Estimated number of days required for the work;
- The consultant's daily rate and availability during the stipulated period
An updated Curriculum Vitae (of no more the 3 pages which shows experience with similar assignments)
Kindly put “Expression of interest: ARASA Consultancy on M&E” in the title/ subject of the email.
The closing date for the submission of expressions of interest is 31 August 2021 (close of business).
For further details on the scope of work, deliverables and how to apply, see the full terms of reference at: https://www.arasa.info/media/arasa/news/call-for-expression-of-interest-m-e-results-framework-2021-tor.pdf
[CLOSED] Call for Abstracts: Water and Climate Change Conference - Accelerating Youth Action on Climate Change in Namibia, 11 August 2021
Abstracts of not more than 500 words should be submitted through the link below:
Submission deadline: July 15th 2021 [DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 25 JULY 2021]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Windhoek Office, in partnership with the University of Namibia (UNAM) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), is organizing a Water and Climate Change Conference to accelerate youth action on innovative solutions to address prevailing water challenges and climate change. The main objective of the conference will be to promote awareness and empower young people in advocating and initiating climate change adaptation and mitigation actions for water security in their respective communities. The conference will also be used as a platform to bring together young professionals in water management to establish the UNESCO Intergovernmental Programme (IHP) youth network in Namibia.
This call is open to all young professionals under 35-years of age or youth-led organisations in the fields of hydrology, environmental and/or any other related sciences. The subthemes are as following:
- Theme 1: Water-related Disasters and Hydrological Changes
- Theme 2: Groundwater in a Changing Environment
- Theme 3: Addressing Water Scarcity and Quality
- Theme 4: Water and Human Settlements of the Future
- Theme 5: Ecohydrology, Engineering Harmony for a Sustainable World
- Theme 6: Water Education, Key to Water Security
The conference will invite 30 youth representatives to present innovative solutions for water challenges and climate change. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will be hybrid - face-to-face and online. A physical meeting will be held in Windhoek, limited to 50 participants (COVID-19 permitting). The event will be livestreamed through Zoom and Facebook, and open to all for participation.
For any enquiries on the Conference, please contact: Siying Tan
[CLOSED] SAMM Project - Labour Migration statistics data mapping in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean
Closing date: 4 Jul 2021
Consultancy - Call for Applications
Background and context
The Southern African Migration Management (SAMM) project, funded by the European Commission, is a four-year project to improve migration management in the Southern African and Indian Ocean (SA-IO) region. The SAMM Project takes a ONE-UN collaborative approach and is implemented by four UN agencies: the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The SAMM project forms part of the European Union Regional Indicative Programme (11th EDF RIP) for Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean (2014–2020) which includes among its objectives the facilitation of safe, orderly and regular migration and the prevention of irregular migration. It focuses on South-South migration flows, identifying positive spill-over effects of international migration on regional integration and regional economic development.
The SAMM project’s overall objective is to improve migration management in the SA-IO region guided by, and contributing to, the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 8 and 10.
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are key stakeholders in SAMM's implementation. One of SAMM’s key project priorities is to support the formulation and realisation of International Labour Migration and Mixed Migration Frameworks of: i) the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); ii) the Southern African Development Community (SADC); and iii) the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).
The project focuses on the Southern African Region, and targets the following 16 SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
These Terms of Reference (ToR) define the background, purpose and outputs of this consultancy, which serves to conduct a labour migration statistics data mapping of the Southern African and Indian Ocean region, and will contribute to the development of national mechanisms to report on labour migration indicators as well as to the SADC level Labour Market Observatory.
Work under this consultancy is linked to SAMM’s Workplan as follows: Result/output 2.1: A framework of central LMIS database integrating labour migration module is developed.
Activity 22.214.171.124 Assessment of use of statistical migration data in countries (in particular through household surveys).
Objectives and Outputs
Given the context of incoherence and lack of data on labour migration in most Southern African and Indian Ocean countries, the objective of this consultancy is to carry out a study on:
1) mapping existing statistical information on labour migration available from RECs secretariats (SADC, COMESA and IOC), and SA-IO countries’ national statistical systems (including both NSOs as well as relevant ministries), and
2) assessing capacities at REC and national levels to produce and report on statistical labour market indicators (e.g. labour competency standards, national qualification frameworks, etc.) in line with international standards and guidance (including, but not limited to, ICLS Guidelines on statistics for labour migration as well as the Southern African and Indian Ocean minimum labour market indicators documents).
Qualifications and Experience Required
Education: Advanced university degree in Statistics, Development Studies, Economics, Migration studies, Public Policy, Management, or other relevant Social Sciences degree with a focus on quantitative dimensions.
Experience: At least 5 years of demonstrated experience with national statistical systems and/or data management, as well as demonstrated experience with labour migration statistics particularly in SADC countries. Experience working with SADC, COMESA and/or IOC is an advantage. Country-level experience in at least some of the SADC countries is an advantage.
Languages: Excellent command of English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an advantage.
Terms of Contract for Consultant
The service provider will be responsible for all expected outputs mentioned in the terms of reference.
Fees will be determined depending on the knowledge and experience by the consultant(s) and in SADC countries on the technical area under study: labour migration statistics and data harmonization.
The ILO will separately cover the cost of travel and daily subsistence allowance (DSA) of the consultant in case of need to organise face-to-face meetings or interviews.
The consultant will work for 60 non-consecutive working days.**
Starting date: 1 August 2021_**
End date: 31 October 2021__**
Supervision and Reporting
The service provider will report to the Labour Migration and Data Officer of the Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) project as well as the ILO Labour Migration Specialist for Southern Africa, who will coordinate with ILO/MIGRANT in HQ and share it broadly with other ILO Technical Specialised Departments.
The ILO will liaise with the IOM, UNHCR and UNODC (as needed) and be in charge of the overall supervision for incorporating inputs and comments and validation of the work.
- Cover letter;
- 3 weblinks to latest labour migration articles/reports or attach 3 writing samples (preferably of published material);
- 3 references;
- A half-a-page financial proposal indicating the consultant’s daily professional fees in USD and (if necessary) a breakdown of costs.
[CLOSED] Call for Submissions from Women Innovators, National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST)
Call Opening Date: 21 Jun 2021
Call Closing Date: 21 Jul 2021
Are you a FULLTIME FEMALE START-UP with an existing prototype that is innovative & disruptive? Can it be technologically enabled to provide a marketable solution that improves the well beings of the society and create employment? Here is your chance to take it to market!
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking for 20 outstanding, dynamic and innovative recent graduates to join their new Graduate Programme.
UNDP is launching a new 2-year Graduate Programme that will equip outstanding young graduates with the skills and experience required to kick-start their career in international development, and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), build better futures and make a positive difference in the world!
The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 July 2021 (Midnight New York, USA). They are looking for candidates who are available to join UNDP from October 2021 onwards.
Learn more-: https://lnkd.in/ghJrG7K
National Youth Sports Development Platform (NYSDP) is a grassroots non-profit, non-governmental organization using sport as a medium of development. Focused on identifying, nurturing, and developing positive attitude driven sports opportunities in underprivileged communities, NYSDP utilizes sport as a powerful medium to bring about sustainable community development, individual empowerment and social transformation, and to build international and intercultural understanding. With a vision of creating a platform to empower, encourage and support sport for development NYSDP uses different methodologies to reach our mission of using sport to advocate, educate, empower and create awareness on sport for development issues.
National Youth Sports Development Platform is seeking to recruit volunteers in towns across Namibia to volunteer under The Namibia Sports Volunteers Exchange Program 2021 and beyond.
The Applying Volunteers should meet the following criteria:
- Should be between the age of 18-35
- Should have a sporting background ( knowledge of coaching/playing 3 Sport Codes)
- Ability to promote Sports Participation using the bottom to top approach in towns they reside.
- Ability to organise at least 3 activities (Tournaments) in respective town they reside before going on exchange.
- Ability to mobilise resources in areas they reside for their initiated or tasked activities.
- Good oral and written communication in English and at least 3 other languages apart from own local language.
- Willingness and flexibility to travel long distances on regular basis for training moments and projects.
- Strong commitment to working with local/village people in Sports 4 Development programs
- Flexible to stay in a host family/ School Hostel ( during the exchange program )
- Young Women: Capable of playing/Coaching Netball ( WiGirls Netball Project )
- Possession of a valid passport and or driver licence an added advantage.
[CLOSED] SAN YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Palms for Life Fund (PFLF), in partnership with COSDEF, is launching a new vocational training scholarship program in Namibia to benefit you boys and girls from the San communities.
Closing Date for applications is 21 May 2021.
Dear Civil Society Partners
NACSO ( Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organizations ) have been in discussions over the past years to set up a NACSO Training Organization for itself.
Having looked at amongst other things the sustainability challenges associated with such a move we have opted to broaden the scope to rather work towards the formation of a Civil Society Training Institute which will have a broader training mandate around civil society matters and registered with the NTA. Those of you who may not be familiar with NACSO may find more information on NACSO at www.nacso.org.na
This approach also wants to take advantage of the earlier work already done on the registration of unit standards for a Civil Society Management Qualifications Framework with the Namibia Training Authority. There are number of unit standards already developed which simply needs to be updated.
NACSO has also so far worked on Unit Standards for Conservancy Game Guards qualification which is at an advance stage to be registered and have recently started with a Conservancy Manager Qualification ( CBO Manager Qualification).
This communication is therefore firstly to inform you about this initiative. Secondly is to share with you Draft Articles of Association as we intend to register as a Section 21 Company. Thirdly is to solicit for interests from those of you who may want to become founding members of such an Association. We need 7 members ( minimum ) to form such an Association and as we go along others can still join. Let me know if there are issues which you want to be clarified and or discuss further.
I know some NGO’s are already registered with the NTA and your experience can be quite helpful for us. We also consider that this initiative may offer an opportunity for us to engage with the NTA as a collective . I understand there are number of challenges around in working with the NTA.
Attach please find a Draft Articles of Association . Please feel free to further distribute this email amongst your networks.
Looking forward to hear from you around this.
Executive Director of the Namibia Development Trust (NDT)
Office: +264 61 23 8002 or (061) 23 8003
Mobile: +264 81 736 7120
WhatsApp : +264 81 1270548
Want to learn how to fact-check information? Want to verify content and profiles on social media?
Namibia Fact Check, with the support of DW Akademie, will be conducting a three-day training workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs) on fact-checking and social media verification to help CSOs assess, check and verify information encountered online.
The packed and engaging programme will include modules on identifying and fact-checking falsehoods, verifying images, profiles, websites and videos, as well as exposing you to tips and tools to help you navigate online content.
Dates: Wednesday to Friday, 10 - 12 March 2021
Times: 09h00 - 16h30 Daily
Venue: House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Str., Windhoek West, Windhoek
We only have space for 12 participants, so places will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.
Physical distancing, sanitising and masking will be compulsory.
Read/Download full notice here.
[CLOSED] African Civic Engagement Academy
The African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA) is a free online training program and networking opportunity offered to selected mid-career NGO and public sector leaders across sub-Saharan Africa. ACEA provides 50+ hours of virtual coursework and peer discussion.
The Academy is intended for mid-career individuals with demonstrated leadership experience in NGO, non-profit, or public sector roles. Space is limited and applications are competitive.
Be between the ages of 30 and 45 as of January 1, 2021.
Serve in a leadership role with a civil society organization (including NGOs and non-profit community organizations) or a government unit responsible for engaging with the public.
Have a demonstrated record of leading civic engagement efforts, including projects and programs to advocate, engage, and communicate in an inclusive way.
Additional information and a link to the application is available at the website listed below. The application deadline is February 15.
Closing Date: 15 February 2021
Opportunity from: African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA)
[CLOSED] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - INTAKE 2021: "Talent Empowerment Programme (TEP)", Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
2021 sees the time ripe for rolling out the KAS-TEP as a fully-fledged programme with 30-35 selected KAS-TEPers (participants) to be taken through an extensive 3-week core training between March and June 2021. The continuation of the programme until November with 20-25 TEPers promises to offer participants with deepened relevant dimensions of the core training, including strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Location: Not specified
Closing Date: 14 February 2021
Opportunity from: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
Invitation to a Half-Day Workshop on “State of Human Rights in Namibia with a focus on Socio-Economic Rights” as part of the 2021 United Nations Human Rights Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process for Namibia:
The ELCRN through its Desk for Social Development (DfSD-ELCRN) is facilitating a process through which churches and civil society organizations can provide inputs towards this process; A Discussion Document on the “State of Human Rights in Namibia with a focus on selected Socio-Economic Rights” is being finalized. DfSD-ELCRN wants to further enrich this Document with inputs from sister churches and civil society organizations and submit it as a collective to the above-mentioned UN platform.
DfSD-ELCRN therefore kindly invites you to join us for a Half-Day Workshop on Tuesday, 9th February 2021 from 9h00 to 13h00 at the Council of Churches Head Offices in Katutura, Abraham Mashego Street at the Conference Room of Africa Hospitality and Tourism. A link will be provided for participants that would like to join virtually when they confirm participation in the workshop. When confirming participation as indicated below, kindly indicate if you would attend or join virtually.
Location: Windhoek (Council of Churches Head Offices in Katutura, Abraham Mashego Street at the Conference Room of Africa Hospitality and Tourism)
Date: 9 February 2021 (from 9h00 to 13h00)
Opportunity from: Desk for Social Development - Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (DfSD-ELCRN)
Click here to access the full invitation document.