The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities.

The identified scholars need to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, having faced significant barriers to accessing and completing quality tertiary education. The Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, academic support and access to work readiness skills.


All potential MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) applicants for academic year 2018 have to apply at the respective faculty FIRST before applying for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.  Once your application has been approved then you may apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

No MCFSP applications will be considered if you have not applied at the faculty first.

Interested in applying for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship?

The MasterCard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following undergraduate study programmes at the University
of Pretoria:

Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)


Postgraduate Study Programmes

Master’s degree applicants in the above-mentioned fields may also apply.

Honour’s candidates will be considered if they are prepared to commit to continuing to a Master’s degree.


To apply : Go to link below


  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme.

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If your answer is YES, we kindly invite you to participate in the 12th edition of the Economic Forum of Young Leaders in Nowy Sącz, in the south of Poland. More than 350 young leaders from 43 counties meet in Poland to debate with prominent representatives of political, social and business life of the modern world to create ideas for the future of Europe. The Forum has been known as “Davos of the Youth” or “young Krynica” for years now.

During mutual discussions and workshops new ideas are developed, new inspirations are created and new decisions on taking mutual actions are made.

They are meant to generate a change in the future. It is at the Economic Forum of Young Leaders that future elites acquire and share their knowledge. It is also a chance for the networking with peers from across the Continent and to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work.

Who participates in Forum? The leaders of tomorrow representing NGOs, social, economic, student and youth organizations, leaders of political parties, associations of employers and employees, academics, journalists and young entrepreneurs.

So, do not hesitate and take the action! Apply now to take part in the biggest international social and economic meeting of young leaders in Europe.

Apply Here:

OFID Development Leaders Scholarship 2017

Deadline : 20th June

About OFID

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade. OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs – such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education – with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.

OFID is a long standing supporter of One Young World and has enabled more than 150 young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit since 2011.

This year OFID will sponsor 16 young leaders (including five Colombian nationals who also reside in Colombia) who are active in international development to participate in the One Young World Summit 2017 which takes place in Bogotá, Colombia from 4 – 7 October.

To learn more about OFID and its activities please visit:

What does the scholarship include?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 4 October and 7 October
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from Bogotá.

​​Who can apply?

In order to apply you must be:

  • Aged 18 – 30
  • A national of one of the listed eligible countries. Click here to view list.
  • Please note that five of the places available are reserved for Colombian nationals who also reside in Colombia.

Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

  • Evidenced commitment to the sustainable development of their country. This commitment can come in many forms; ranging from a high level of involvement in community initiatives to social entrepreneurship or from leading responsible business practices to public service.
  • Leadership ability
  • Concern for local or global issues
  • Ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas
  • Teamwork

How to apply

Submit an online application in English before midnight 20 June

Apply Here

Travel & Work in 40 Countries in a Year. Apply for World Life Experience 2017

Deadline: June 30th 2017

World Life Experience takes a group of 12 people from various parts of the globe on a journey to travel across 40 countries, discovering different ways of life, collaborating with local social action organizations, and sharing insights on what they experience.

Project Goals:

  1. To promote social responsibility, with direct donations to global NGOs and through hands-on involvement with local organizations;
  2. To offer participants a once-in-a-lifetime experience;
  3. To raise awareness for the world’s social and cultural diversity.


  1. Salary- 2.500 Euros  (Participants are paid for their Activities and to Share their Experience)
  2. 24 x 7 Support : A multidisciplinary team will provide ongoing remote support to the group. At each destination the group will be accompanied by a local guide. All participants will have life insurance and personal injury insurance
  3. Superior Lodging and Food : In all travel time, meals and transfers will be framed in superior range with all comfort and quality guaranteed.
  4. Four 2- Weeks Break : Participants have 4 two-week breaks to return home to rest. At the end of each period the group meets in the next destination.

Who can Apply?

Anyone between 20 and 35 years old Intermediate in English.

What is the Application ?

After registration, candidates who fulfill our basic requirements will be invited to complete their Application.
The Application requires a 9€ payment (taxes included), which includes:
A 2,50€ donation to one or all of a pre-selected list of global NGOs working in one of the following areas: Fight against hunger; Human rights; Children’s rights; Animal rights; Refugee relief; Medical Assistance. This donation will go directly to your chosen NGO;
A 4,82€ application fee;
The Application requires a written test for profile validation.





Career Opportunity at Plan International


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation working in 51 developing countries that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Plan International has been working in Nepal since 1978, helping marginalized children, their families and communities to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Through the support of local partners, Plan International works in 42 districts in Nepal. We take active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected.

Plan International Nepal invites application from interested and eligible candidates for the following position for Promoting Agriculture, Health and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) Program:

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for PAHAL Program-1 Position

Fixed term employment till 31 December 2017 based in Kathmandu.

About the Program: PAHAL is a five-year program funded by the USAID’s office of Food for Peace. It is implementing in consortium led by Mercy Corps in partnership with international, national and local partners. The program is implementing in 14 districts in the middle and high hills of Mid and Far Western Nepal. The program seeks to improve nutritional status, by strengthening livelihoods and increasing the capacity of vulnerable households to prevent, mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in communities with deep poverty and high rates of malnutrition in critical zones. Plan International Nepal is working in the areas of WASH and nutrition to support its work improving sanitation status and nutrition behavior with special focus in pregnant women and children.

To Apply,

Log on to

and click “Apply Online” icon below the details of each respective job positions. The deadline for application is Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Applications are solely accepted through merojob online application procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process. Canvassing at any stage of processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Plan International strongly encourages female applicants, applicants from dalit, madhesi, marginalised ethnic groups and offers proactive support and capacity development for female staff and staff from marginalized groups.


Exciting Career Opportunities with Catholic Relief Services (CRS)-1


Deadline : March 23, 2017

CRS Nepal is recruiting for various positions under theHousing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP), which provides coordination services for the Government of Nepal (GoN) and Partner Organizations (POs), in support to the GoN Reconstruction Program led by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

Applicants for the positions below must be Nepalese citizens. All the positions require excellent written and spoken English, as well as able to operating computer with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) as competency


The IM will anticipate information and analysis needs and provide analysis of data regarding coverage, gaps, duplication and needs, to ensure advocacy positions are relevant to the reconstruction context. The successful candidate will have strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills, show capacity to provide input in strategy development and decision­making, and ability to communicate to partners in adopting standard reporting/data collection matrix.


The OC will provide leadership and oversight of the HRRP operational support departments including HR, Finance, ICT, Logistics, Security, and Administration. Compliance and Partnership are important themes. The OC is a member of the HRRP senior management team and plays a key role in all senior management decisions and initiatives.


The DCM will be part of the District Management Team (DMT) responsible for supervising the twelve district coordination teams. He/She will work closely with the Technical Coordination Manager and Information Manager. The position is required to provide support to District Coordinators, including on liaising with government, managing coverage in the district, and advocacy.


The DIM will have proven capacity in information management and advanced understanding of managing an Information Management circle. The DIM will work closely with the District Coordination Manager and District Technical Coordinator as part of the District Coordination Team (DCT) in their assigned district. The position will manage IM in the district working closely with the district government authorities and Partner Organizations (Pos).


The Senior IMO will be technically strong in information management, data management and GIS analysis, and have experience working in coordination bodies in Nepal and elsewhere. The candidate will manage the internal information management system including contact lists, website, etc. This position requires an advanced understanding of how an information management circle works and proven ability in managing a 4W data collection matrix.


The District Technical Coordinator will work closely with the District Coordinator and District Information Manager (IM) Assistant as part of the District Coordination Team (DCT) in Gorkha. They will manage technical coordination in the district working closely with the district government authorities and Partner Organizations (Pos).

A detailed job description for the above positions can be obtained by contacting CRS Human Resources Office at

Candidates who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to email their CV and include 3 references to, The closing date of this position will be on March 23,2017.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted. CRS and Caritas Nepal are equal opportunity employers committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali Society. Applicants from disadvantage caste, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

UNICEF is looking for Communication Officer





Deadline : 24th March 2017

Job Number: 503417 | Vacancy Link

Location: Nepal
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Key Expected Results

  1. Digital communication: Effective and timely professional management of the creative implementation of country office’s digital and social media strategy to increase meaningful online engagement with public, youth, partners, donors and other key stakeholders.
  2. Communication strategy: The production of communication products and materials are timely executed and followed up to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities, and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.
  3. Media relations: Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.
  4. Celebrities, partners and special events: The Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), is maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.
  • Two years practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media.  Field work experience.  Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Fluency in English and Nepali.  Knowledge of other local languages in the country is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning and Organizing

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date 10 Mar 2017 Nepal Standard Time
Closing Date 24 Mar 2017 Nepal Standard Time

Women LEAD Nepal seeks for Nepal Deputy Director

Job Title: Nepal Deputy Director

Supervisor: Co-Founder
Location: Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Working Hours: 50 hours per week
Deadline: March 15th. Open until filled.

Women LEAD Nepal seeks a Nepali citizen to join our fast-growing organization as Country Director. This is a Kathmandu-based opportunity to co-lead a youth-focused organization founded and run by young women for the advancement of young women. Responsibilities include managing talent, finances, and operations; liaising with the Government of Nepal; and taking an active role in scaling the organization’s activities and impact.

Women LEAD Nepal is the first leadership development organization for young women in Nepal. Our vision is of a better world where women leaders co-create the future. Since 2011, we have empowered almost 2,000 young women with the skills, support, and opportunities needed to become leaders in their schools, communities, and nation.

The Country Director will partner closely with the Co-Founder to chart Women LEAD Nepal’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for our services. The Country Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from project management (business development, budgeting, government compliance) to administration (information technology, reporting, operations), to talent management (HR, recruiting and mentoring). The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial with a strong track record in results-driven management and possess a passion for women’s equality and youth empowerment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Grow the organization, tackle new projects with enthusiasm and relentlessly steer growth

Get excited about creating agile systems that will add value and efficiency to an expanding organization, and proactively identify problems/ risks and find durable solutions

Bring creativity and the ‘scrappiness’ needed to bootstrap projects, and a love of experimenting

Spread excitement and mobilize resources and passionate advocates around our cause

Strive for excellence, and continuous improvement by reviewing processes and systems and streamlining to optimize productivity while remaining true to our values

Provide HR support to a ten-person team, including acting as mentor/coach, performing staff performance reviews, ensuring the professional growth of staff members by facilitating development opportunities

Any other duties as assigned

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (ie. Business/ Public Administration, International Development), or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three years experience in a supervisory capacity with knowledge and relevant experience, preferably in an I/NGO (ie. department head)
  • High-level, strategic understanding of social change and progressive movements backed by direct experience with grassroots efforts
  • Excellent communications skills in English and Nepali and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Proven success in leading and fostering teams
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with shifting priorities
  • Highly-developed capacity to think and work strategically

Application Instructions:

For immediate consideration, send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, and relevant experiences and skills to (include “Country Director – Last Name, First Name” in the subject line). Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Women LEAD Nepal is growing rapidly. We offer competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity organization – Nepali citizens from all castes, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply. Come work with us to achieve our vision of a better world where women leaders co-create the future!