Category Archives: Opportunities

Apply Now For 2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year Competition In South Africa

The Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® awards aims to honour, benefit, and uplift South African SMEs.

2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year Competition

“Success breeds success!”

2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year Competition celebrates excellence in entrepreneurship, serving as an inspiration to others to succeed in the world of business.

Entrepreneurs who enter may be considered for the following categories in the Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition:

  • Emerging Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur who has been in their present business for a maximum of 5 years and with a turnover not exceeding R5 million on the date the entry form is received by the steering committee.

  • Small Business Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur who runs a business, irrespective of length of time during which it has been active, with a turnover of between R5 million and R20 million in the tax year immediately preceding the date of entering the competition.

  • Medium Business Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur who runs a business, irrespective of the length of time during which it has been active, with a turnover of R20 million or more in the tax year immediately preceding the date of entering the competition. Controlling owner must be stated.

  • Job Creator of the Year

An entrepreneur who not only employs a significant number of employees, but also plays a key role in uplifting, up-skilling and training them. They help towards making a dent in the unemployment rate of the community, area, province and country where the business is situated.

  • Lifetime Achiever Award

An entrepreneur who has, over the years, shown fortitude and strength in the entrepreneurial arena, and developed a business that has size, longevity and profitability.

  • Innovator of the Year

An entrepreneur who has the ability to:

  • Reinvent the way business is done in his/her industry; and/or
  • Be innovative in the product or service being offered to the market; and/or
  • Finds a way of drawing the best qualified and technical people in the industry and keeping them because of creating a special environment where employees can flourish.

 

Entrepreneur of the Year®

The overall winner is selected out of the emerging, small, or medium categories.

DEADLINE: June 16, 2015

Click HERE to apply.

 

Share Now on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theglowingcolours
Twitter: 
@glowingcolours
Instagram: 
@theglowingcolours​

APPLY NOW! The Moremi Initiative For Women 2015 MILEAD FELLOWSHIP

We are always looking for new interesting opportunities for our readers. Keep an eye on our jobs and career section for more.

APPLY NOW! The Moremi Initiative For Women 2015 MILEAD FELLOWSHIP

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) hereby announces its annual call for applications for the 2015 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program- to identify 25 of Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa.
  • Age 19 to 25
  • Either lives in Africa or in diaspora agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana

DEADLINE: 20th March, 2015.

To apply and for more information on the  Moremi Initiative visit here

 

Share, Comment and Join Us Here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theglowingcolours
Twitter: @glowingcolours
Instagram: @theglowingcolours​

 

Wanted: Analyst / Senior Communications Specialist For USAID Project

Organisation Overview

The International Economic Growth Division manages projects that are pioneering new approaches to agriculture, food security, climate change, and competitiveness—as well as monitoring and evaluating projects within these sectors. We work throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East for chiefly governmental clients, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a versatile, energetic Senior Communications Specialist for the West Africa Trade Hub project, based in Ghana.

Working closely with the COP, Home Office Communications Manager, and other project staff, the Senior Communications Specialist will lead the project’s external communications initiatives, supervise report preparation, and support knowledge management. The specialist will help the project reach a broad range of audiences, including the US Agency for International Development, a range of private sector groups (trade associations, global buyers, international investors), public sector partners (West African national and regional governments), and civil society (media and advocacy organizations). The ideal candidate will be able to pivot between various tasks, including preparing reports and presentations for USAID/stakeholders, and training project staff/partner organizations in better communications.

The position is planned to begin February 1 and last for two years, with options to extend longer.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the project’s major communications initiatives, including presentations to the client and stakeholders, the project website, quarterly success stories, various brochures and pamphlets, video, social networking platforms and media outreach.
  • Work with the capacity building specialist to support behavior change strategies, including to boost the communications capacity of regional industry associations.
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to support information collection from various project activities
  • Help prepare project reports, using standardized report templates aligned with USAID branding guidelines.
  • Maintain databases of project documents.

Skills Prerequisites

  • Advanced degree in media/communications and at least three years’ experience in media and communications.
  • Experience in communications in Africa and/or with a USAID project.
  • Expertise in new media, developing social platforms and incorporating communications technologies into development programs.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French, including ability to prepare clear, accurate, and correctly formatted documents.
  • Experience with geographic information presentation platforms, such as Google maps, to demonstrate project intervention locations and salient information for the site and activity
  • Ability to work with multiple cultures and countries in West Africa.
  • Familiarity with West African culture and economic issues.
  • Willingness to travel within the region.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS (3 – 5) OR MA/MBA (0 – 2) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

For more, please visit: http://is.gd/dEUxg9

African Artists Apply For McColl Center For Visual Art Int’l Artist Residencies

Disciplines: Drawing & Painting, Media Arts, Sculpture

McColl Center for Visual Art is the leading center for the advancement of creative capacity for artists and the public.

McColl Center for Visual Art is located in Uptown Charlotte, a very short walk from the heart of the city. Charlotte is a growing, vibrant city coming into its own. A cultural campus is on the south end of Tryon, approximately 1 mile from the Center and includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Mint Museum, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural Center). As an urban artist-in-residence program, McColl Center for Visual Art actively participates in and contributes to the energy and vibrancy of the city. The community is welcome to visit the Center and artist/public interactions are encouraged. Goals of the Center include demystifying the creative process – which makes contemporary art more accessible and raises the perception of the value of artists to society. Through interaction with artists in their studios, the Center provides a portal from which the non-artist can gain insight into the creative process.

STUDIOS, FACILITIES AND FEES

McColl Center for Visual Art is a well-equipped 30,000 square foot facility with nine artist studios (230-819 sq ft), and common use wood, blacksmith and sculpture, ceramic, darkroom, printmaking studios, and a media lab (click here for a list of available equipment). There is twenty-four hour access to the Center’s facility, and staff support Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For Affiliate Artists (AA), there is a monthly utility/maintenance fee of $175. Stipend, materials budget, travel, and housing are not included. Artists-in-Residence receive a stipend ($3,300), materials budget ($2,000), travel allowance and housing (if outside of Charlotte). The Carolinas Healthcare Artist-in-Residence (CHC AIR) receives a stipend ($4,000), materials budget ($2,000), travel allowance and housing (if outside of Charlotte). In addition, there is a separate budget for materials for the CHC project. The Gail Peacock CMS Art Teacher-in Residence (ATIR) receives a materials budget ($2,000) and continues to receive their salary and benefits during their residency.

DURATION OF RESIDENCY SESSIONS

Residency sessions vary in length.

Artists-in-Residence:
2 available sessions: fall (Sept-Nov) and winter (Jan-Mar) each approximately 11-12 weeks

Affiliate Artists:
2 available sessions: 11-months (April-March), summer (April- August) 4-5 months
Selected summer and 11-month Affiliate Artists will also be required to participate in the Center’s spring event, Studio Party . Artists will transform their studios into a themed event space of their own design (can include artists work) and then host their studio during Studio Party.

ELIGIBILITY

The residency program is open to emerging, mid-career and senior level. Artists may be formally trained or self-taught. Alumni may re-apply; however artists who have not yet participated in McColl Center for Visual Arts’ residency programs will be given priority. Students may apply, but may not be actively enrolled in classes during start of the residency period. Affiliate Artist residency programs are for artists living in Charlotte or within a 50 mile radius. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

SELECTION PROCESS

McColl Center for Art + Innovation uses a curatorial process to select Artists-in-Residence. Artists are invited to be in residence who conduct creative inquiries into one or more of the Center’s Spheres of Impact. There are three exceptions – the Carolinas Health Care Artist-In-Residence, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Artist-in-Residence, and the Environmental Artist-in-Residence.

In addition to these three opportunities, the Center is always looking for groundbreaking artists whose practice includes social engagement and who would therefore significantly benefit from a residency, contribute to the vibrancy of the residency experience for all of the artists, and raise the level of conversation in Charlotte around one of our Spheres of Impact.

If you would like to express your interest in participating in our residency program, email residencies@mccollcenter.org. Please know that, due to the high degree of interest, we cannot respond to each email.

FACILITIES + SERVICES

ACCESSIBILITY
Housing/Grounds Available
Private Studio

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
Ceramics/Pottery
Digital Media
Fine Metals/Jewelry Making
Photography (non-digital)
Printmaking
Sculpture
Woodworking

FACILITIES
McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a well-equipped 30,000 square foot facility with nine artist studios (230-819 sq ft), and common use wood, blacksmith and sculpture, ceramic, darkroom, and printmaking studios, as well as a media lab. We provide twenty-four hour access to the Center’s facility and offer staff support Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

EXPRESS INTEREST

To express your interest in becoming an artist-in-residence, email residencies@mccollcenter.org. Please understand that due to the large number of inquiries, we are not able to respond to each individual email.

The residency program is open to emerging, mid-career and senior level artists that are formally trained or self-taught. However, artists who have not yet participated in McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s residency programs will be given priority. Students may apply, but may not be actively enrolled in classes during the start of the residency period. Affiliate Artist residency programs are open to artists living in Charlotte or within a 50-mile radius. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

http://mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/artist-resources

We advise you to keep an eye on the opportunities sections for more updates.

Follow us now on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theglowingcolours
Twitter: @glowingcolours
Instagram: @theglowingcolours​

Apply Now For Finofund Project Competitions For Nigerians

Are you a Nigerian? Are you looking for funds for your business?

This competition is for you! FINOFUND Nigeria’s first online social enterprise crowd funding platform needs your application.

Finofund is a crowdfunding platform making an entry into the Nigerian market to solve problems that related to funding of the thousands of innovative projects. With relative success recorded by other crowdfunding platforms especially in Europe and America, Finofund has brought a similar model of crowfunding but with new strategies, that makes it relevant in the local market.

Finofund will help you solve the problem of finding backers for projects initiated by innovative hands or entrepreneurs and to create a culture of investment amongst the average Nigerian. In addition, it will be a platform for idea validation, proof of concept and customer preorders as ideas would go through multitude of scrutiny to get backers. It also seeks to create jobs with every successful project accepted and backed.

Competitors will be required to come up with innovative projects that they have been working on. Individuals and teams can also participate.

WORTH

  • The best 20 projects will be invited to launch ceremony to pitch their projects to investors
  • Afterwards, these projects will be launched on the website to open it up for public funding
  • The best five successfully funded projects will then be provided project support to get their projects off the ground.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Nigerians and resident in Nigeria
  • 18 years +
  • Have a valid form of identification such as school ID cards, National ID card, Driver’s license or international passport.

DEADLINE: 28th March, 2015

To apply and for more information CLICK here