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SwitchMed offers training to Jordanian grassroots initiatives in social eco-innovation

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Are you a civil society actor in Jordan looking to develop or reinforce your projects? Looking for the technical assistance you need to turn your ideas into reality? Do you want to launch a Grassroots Initiative on Social-Eco-innovation? If so, join the SwitchMed workshop on “Social Eco-innovation” in Jordan!

The workshop, to be held from 25 to 28 March 2017, is part of the SwitchMed Civil Society training programme. The objective of the programme is to support social and ecological innovations by Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in the Mediterranean region.

The deadline for application is 15 February 2017.

More info via EU NEIGHBOURS south web site.

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ARAID has launched an international call for applications to fill up to a maximum of 8 research positions in different research areas. The call for applications is open to candidates of any nationality that fit the requirements of academic and research background.

The call aims to recruit outstanding candidates with excellent research record and leadership capabilities. The final number of researchers to be hired depend on the quality of the proposals and budget availability.

Applications must be submitted electronically via ARAID web site before 14.00h (CET) February 28th 2017.

More info and application form on ARAID web site.


Project Nutrition Officer at FAO, Cairo, Egypt

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Nutrition Officer in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 5 months.

FAO promotes good practice in addressing governance challenges across its Strategic Objectives by strengthening its contribution to global governance.

More info here | Deadline: 18 January 2017.

For more information, please visit FAO.

Towards the first call for proposals: publication of the draft guidelines for applicants

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Do you have a project idea involving different countries and organizations of the Mediterranean area?
Have you identified a common problem that can be best addressed through cross-border cooperation? If so, you might be interested in reading the draft guidelines for applicants of the first call for proposals under the ENI CBC Med Programme.

The guidelines describe the main features of the first call for standard projects, including the following information:

  • priorities and budget of the call;
  • eligibility criteria;
  • application and evaluation procedure.

These guidelines, together with the application pack of the call, will be discussed by the representatives of the participating countries during the meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) to take place on 13 and 14 of December 2016 in Athens.

Discover more and download the draft guidelines for applicants.


Open call for scholarships: IEMed's practical training grants programme for the year 2017

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Eight grants addressed to young candidates with higher degrees for practical training in the following fields of action:  
  • Euro-Mediterranean policies
  • Euro-Mediterranean regional programmes and Euromed resources
  • Arab and Mediterranean world
  • Socioeconomic development
  • Culture and civil society
  • Gender
  • Communications
  • Institutional support and Euro-Mediterranean relation
More info here.
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Fellowship for attending workshop on Environmental Mapping: Mobilising Trust in Measurements and Engaging Scientific Citizenry

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The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will jointly organize a Workshop on Environmental Mapping: Mobilising Trust in Measurements and Engaging Scientific Citizenry, to take place at ICTP, Trieste (Italy) from 6 to 24 March 2017. A limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of selected participants, with priority given to participants working in a developing country and who are at the early stages of their career. More info on how to apply can be found here.  

Vacancy announcement: recruitment of a Scientific Administrator | International competition

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The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (IAMM), one among the four institutes of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), is an intergovernmental organisation with a mandate for the development of activities in higher education, vocational training, research and Mediterranean cooperation. CIHEAM-IAMM announces a vacancy for the position of Scientific Administrator specialised in Economics / Agribusiness Management.

The profile of the candidate must focus on the value chain analysis, analysis of the functioning of markets and supply chains, modes of organization, governance and stakeholder strategies. The job profile falls within the scope of food security issues and the sustainability of food systems.

More details here [pdf . 610 KB] Deadline for applications: December 31, 2016.



Vacancy announcements - Program: "Agriculture and Livestock Support for Syrian"

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The CIHEAM Bari, Italian body of CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies) intergovernmental organization having its HQs in Paris, publishes a vacancy in the framework of the project above for One Junior Expert to be assigned in the program base of Gaziantep – Turkey. The program is co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and by the British Department for International Development (DFID), it is implemented by CIHEAM Bari.

More details, vacancy announcement and the CV EUROPASS Template here

[Source: CIHEAM Bari]

Call for consultants within RE-ACTIVATE Project: Implement the certification of sustainable energy trainings in Morocco and Tunisia based on international standards and design of a regional quality scheme “Credentialing Program”

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The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to implement the project “Promoting Development and Employment through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (RE-ACTIVATE)”.

[...] The Credentialing initiative goal is to ensure the efficiency and reliability of capacity development programs (CD) in the MENA Countries and to raise performance, coherence and quality of skills training provision. In these regards, the present assignment aims to design a regional credentialing program based on quality and competency norms, standards and certification programs for clean energy educators, trainees, training centers and programs, and assist MENA countries to build a quality-trained sustainable energy workforce adapted to their local context. The mission also includes the support and assistance of Morocco and Tunisia to develop and introduce certification processes for training offers.

More info and applications here | Deadline: 25 October 2016.

[Source: RCREEE]

Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. See more here:
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