CALL to non-tenured African philosophers African Philosophy Essay Competitions

Essay competition

As part of our outreach to early-career scholars, non-tenured faculty, philosophers without doctorates, graduate students, and to philosophers in the non-academic professions and wider public arena,

the Third Biennial African Philosophy World Conference is the event which will launch the first round of FOUR annual essay competitions:

I. John S. Mbiti Essay on African Philosophy and Religion

II. Kwasi Wiredu Essay on African Metaphysics and Epistemology

III. Samir Amin Memorial Essay on African Leadership

IV. Sirkku Hellsten Memorial Essay on African Governance, Corporate Responsibility & Global Justice The winners of the maiden round of these annual prizes will be awarded travel costs and accommodation to present their essays at the conference and winning essays will be published in the 2020 volume of UTAFITI Journal of African Perspectives and annually hereafter.

Instructions for contestants:

Send your essay prepared for blind review in one file AND your abstract in another file and on a separate page (150-200 words) with your full name, email, phone number, affiliated institution and role, or other status. Provide the NUMBER (I, II, III, IV) to show WHICH PRIZE you are competing for in your FILES’ names.

Eligibility requirements:

Contestants must be: – non-tenured, or not on permanent contract, or not having a full appointment at a university, college, research institute, or school located in Africa but otherwise affiliated with a university, college, research institute or school located in Africa; OR – residing in Africa at a different occupation outside academia, or as unemployed, or as self-employed.

Procedures for the competition:

Essays will be vetted through blind review. – Essays must be at maximum 3,500 words inclusive of references. o (Winners will be able to expand for publication after presentation.) – All essays’ contents must be conceptual or theoretical in any philosophical tradition. – Two WORD files must be sent by the contestant:

1. COVER page file: Title of file should include “COVER PAGE” & the Roman numeral and name indicating which contest you are entering (I-IV above), and your own title of your essay, Author’s full name indicating surname in BLOCK capitals, author’s affiliation and current role in that institution or author’s location and employment status

2. ESSAY main body file: prepared for blind review. The title of the file attachment must contain

(i) identification of which AWARD (I-IV above) is intended, and (ii) title of essay (this is very important to avoid confusion in the vetting process)

Essay must be submitted as a WORD file with a subject title identified by one of the titles of the essay prizes listed above – Each contestant can submit only ONE essay.

More than one submission from the same contestant will disqualify all submissions from the contest, and such abstracts will be returned. – Essays must be submitted by April 1, 2019. – Essays that do not win prizes will still be vetted via their abstracts among those sent in response to the general call for abstracts for this conference. Schedule of advice for abstract submissions will apply. – Both files 1 & 2 must be sent simultaneously to



THE 7TH EAST AFRICAN HEALTH AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE Sub-themes Sub-themes will be presented and discussed during the first two days of the conference. Each sub-theme will start with a state-of-the-art presentation, after which evidence-based scientific material will be presented. The sub-themes will be presented by experts in the areas. They build on the main theme and provide detailed evidence-based information on specific key areas. These presentations will be discussed by the audience and experts. The presentations will result into outlines of recommendations.

1. Technologies supporting data for health system decision-making Pre-amble: the presentations and papers will focus on how technologies are strengthening public health governance, leadership, policy-making, performance of health programmes, etc. They will provide insight on the status of various electronic platforms (DHIS2, HIMS, LIMS, etc.) that have been employed by ministries, and allied organisations and institutions responsible for health.

2. Technologies for Disease Surveillance, Disease Outbreak Detection and Response, and Cross border mobility and disease tracking Pre-amble: papers and presentations will focus on innovative technologies that strengthen health information system, community health, and capacity to control diseases (e.g. outbreaks, epidemics, pandemics, and disease surveillance in general). Presentations will describe architectures of a technology-driven disease surveillance system; field practice and experience on utilisation of (digital) technologies to strengthen health systems

3. Innovative technologies and solutions for application in, and improvement of healthcare service delivery and health outcomes Pre-amble: the papers and presentations will focus on the use of technologies for healthcare services. The papers and presentations will demonstrate how technologies have improved care and outcomes. They will provide evidence on the role of technologies to provide accurate, comprehensive, and efficient health data, including point-of-care diagnostics, treatment, and adherence to treatment. The papers and presentations will demonstrate how primary health care can benefit from use of Digital Health, and the role of telemedicine.

4. Costing and Financing Health: the role of Digital Health, International Remittances, Universal Health Care, and EAC status on the UN SDGs Pre-amble: papers and presentation will showcase the value of technologies in resource management; the economies of scale associated with the use of technologies in health. The role of mobile financial services in improving health services, innovative technologies for health insurance, etc.

5. Health knowledge management through digital technologies and solutions in East Africa: health research, training, and care Pre-amble: papers and presentations will focus, on and showcase how technologies and solutions are leveraging knowledge management and the effective use of knowledge. The value-added of real-time data flow, training health workforce including community health workers into technologysavvy health workforce. Scaling up technology-driven research and big data aggregation and analytics

Symposia: Symposia will take place during the last day of the Conference. Symposia will be linked to the main theme of the conference. These will be sessions of coordinated presentations and discussion by experts on a specific topic in order to outline recommendations that will be further analyzed and synthesized into actionable plans by the EAHRC secretariat in collaboration with other stakeholders. Each symposium will commence with a state-of-the-art presentation by an expert in the field, followed by discussions and subsequently outlining concrete recommendations. 1. Role of Government in providing a robust enabling ecosystem for scaling uptake and utilization of technologies in health: leadership, policies, regulation, and enabling environment for digital technology and solutions in health 2. Status and gaps in Digital Health in the region: readiness of the health sector to transition to digital health, and the health workforce to embrace technology. Capacity for data analytics, and responsible data practice 3. Regional role: harmonization, standardization, interoperability, responsible data practice, privacy, security, investment in technology for health, scaling uptake and utilization of technologies, and regional digital health implementation initiatives 4. Public Private Partnership (PPP): role of private sector and development partners; investment opportunities and a prototype win-win investment case; cooperation between health and ICT sectors; enabling ecosystem for investment. Utilization of locally available minerals, raw materials and other resources for digital health industrialization. International health exhibition Alongside the conference, there will be an international health exhibition. Research institutions, health care facilities, medical /health academic institutions, medical and pharmaceutical industries, NGOs, CSOs, Ministries, EAC Secretariat, International organizations, UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, etc.) will showcase their activities and products. International health trade fair Given the free movement of goods, the trade fair will allow trade related to health from East Africa to exhibit during the scientific conference. The Trade fair will invite all health-related business in the region.

DATE: 27th – 29th March 2019


a) YEARS’ FORUM: Young East African Health Research Scientists’ Forum: 24th – 26th March 2019 b) 18th Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health (21st – 26th March 2019) as indicated below: c) Session of Senior Official (EAC Sectoral Committee on Health): 21st -23rd March 2019 d) Session of the Coordinating Committee (Principal/Permanent Secretaries): 25th March 2019 e) Ministerial Session (the EAC Sectoral Council on Health): 26th March 2019 f) JointandSeparateMeetingsofthevariousEACPartnerStates’NationalHealthProfessional Statutory Regulatory Boards, Councils, Associations, Societies and Federations: 25th – 26th March 2019 g) EAGLES’ HEALTH FORUM: East African Government Leaders, Legislators and Legal Executives’ Health Forum”: 26th March 2019

Call for abstracts From 1st of June 2018, the 7th EAHSC will start accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentation, and application to organize any of the symposium above. The portal will be open from June 2018, for conference information, and registration and submission of conference abstracts. Registration fee (US$) Citizen of the EAC Partner States 50 Students 10 Students with selected abstracts Free Non EAC Citizens 200 Exhibition/Trade fair 250 (for two persons)

Internship Opportunities


UONGOZI Institute seeks to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development within Africa.

Located in the President’s Office, United Republic of Tanzania, UONGOZI Institute provides training to leaders from Tanzania and beyond, organises high-level policy forums and dialogues, and carries out research on leadership and sustainable development.


Finance and Administration Department plays a vital role in making sure that the Institute’s planned activities are run and implemented smoothly by making sure funds availability, timely preparation of financial transactions, timely preparation of budget implementation report and providing other necessary support.

The Finance Intern will assist the Finance Team in the day-to-day operations of the Department. He/She will work closely with- and report directly to- the Finance Officer.

Main Task

The Intern will be mainly responsible for assisting to maintain efficient and accurate accounting functions of the Department.

Scope of the Assignment

  • Assist in preparation of payment vouchers and writing of cheques.
  • Assist in updating the cashbook.
  • Assist in preparation of bank and petty cash reconciliation.
  • Assist in filing of finance documents such as; receipts, vouchers etc. and ensuring accurate record keeping.
  • Assist in revision and verification of Staff imprest retirements.
  • Any other relevant duties as directed by the supervisor.


  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Volunteering experience is preferred, although not required.


Initially, the Intern will be provided with a three-month contract. Some assignments will require travel.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications via with the following subject line “Finance Intern”. The application should include a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees and a motivation letter, submitted by February 15th, 2019.

Note: UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

2019 Ideas for Action Competition

Registration: Team registration opens August 31, 2018

Application Submission: Application portal launches October 2018

Deadline: Tentative deadline: February 28, 2019

Team Registration: Teams must consist of two to six members and may be formed across different schools, institutions, companies, countries, nationalities, etc. We recommend that all teams register and sign up for updates below to receive the latest information on I4A programs and events leading up to the competition deadline

Eligibility: Students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 years from around the world are invited to participate.

Guidelines:  Please take a careful look at the Ideas for Action 2019 Guidelines before beginning your application

*Note On Google Forms Application:  If you are currently in a region where Google is not available, please apply here.

Awards: The finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of academics and experienced development professionals from public and private sector institutions. Winners of the competition get the opportunity to:

  • Present their ideas at an event during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group,
  • Receive support from a project incubator at the Wharton School, and
  • Benefit from unique capacity development and networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector.

Register for the 2019 Ideas for Action Competition


Volunteer role: Environmental Adviser

Type of role:Agriculture and natural resources
Location:Mara, Tanzania
Application Closing Date:31 Mar 2019
Interview date:tbc
Start date:April 2019

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

You will Provide environment advisory and build capacity to local partners and Small Mediums Entrepreneurs, also Conduct environmental assessments of implementing partners to determine their current existing practices and strategies and also evaluate their commitment to environmentally sustainability.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: 

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge 

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


JOB VACANCES-lab technicians


The University of Dar es Salaam invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians to be considered for immediate employment to fill the following vacant posts:

1. Job Title: Laboratory Technician (4 posts) – Mbeya College of Health and Allied Sciences (MCHAS); Duty Station: Mbeya

(a) Qualifications and Experience: Holder of FTC or Diploma in any of the following fields; Anatomy, Pharmacology, Physiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Histopathology, Parasitology and Entomology from a recognized and reputable institution.

(b) Duties and responsibilities (i) Carries out specified tasks connected with research, laboratory practical, students’ projects, consultancy and services under close supervision; (ii) Assists in the repair and maintenance of laboratory or workshop facilities; (iii) Assists senior staff in relevant fields of operation;

(iv) Performs any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by one’s reporting officer.

2. Job Title: Prosector (I post) – Mbeya College of Health and Allied Sciences (MCHAS); Duty Station: Mbeya ( a) Qualifications and Experience: Holder of FTC or Diploma in Prosection or related fields. (b) Duties and responsibilities (i) Preparation of cadavers for dissection; (ii) Prosection of human bodies (cadavers); (iii) Embalming of human bodies; (iv) Pre-curing of human bodies for dissection; (v) Demonstrating gross anatomy lithology to medical students; (vi) Guiding medical students with their dissection of human bodies; (vii) Guiding students with cells and histology practicals;


Short term one year (1) fixed term contract.


Interested candidates should apply in confidence enclosing:

(i) Detailed CV.

(ii) Photocopy of relevant certificates and transcripts.

(iii) Names and addresses of two referees.

(iv) Mode of communication, e.g. Telephone, fax, email, etc.

(v) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Interested applicants should submit their applications to the following address:

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)

University of Dar es Salaam P. O. Box 35091 DAR ES SALAAM

DEADLINE Two weeks from the date of first appearance of this advertisement. 18 th December 2018

For more information click here


University of Dar es Salaam is selected to host local edition of HultPrize as students answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for US$ 1M

About HULTPRIZE UDSM Challenge

HULTPRIZE UDSM Challenge is a student lead (lead by the appointed HULTPRIZE Campus Director) event under the coordination of the University of Dar es Salaam Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (UDIEC). The HULTPRIZE UDSM Challenge is local edition of the world’s largest competition run by HultPrize in partnership with the United Nations, hosting College and University events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up

Who is Eligible to Apply?

• Must be a team of 3-4 • The team must have a name • Current Students at University of Dar es Salaam (Bachelor, Masters or PhD) • UDSM Alumni, Faculty or Staff are NOT eligible

A final round of competition will be hosted in September, where the winning team will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.


The University of Dar es Salaam is a public university in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was established in 1961 as an affiliate college of the University of London. The university became an affiliate of the University of East Africa in 1963, shortly after Tanzania gained its independence from the United Kingdom

The university of Dar es salaam has advised the first year students who have not registered due to different reasons to ask for temporary registration.

Click here to download PDF with full information/FIRST YEAR REGISTRATION



HESLB BATCH 3      4,161

The Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) was established under the Act No. 9 of 2004 and became effective in July 2005. HESLB is mandated to, among others, issue loans and or grants to needy and eligible students.

HESLB has released 4,161 names of successfull loan applicants for first year of 2018/2019 academic year.

click here to download PDF



The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is a public university in Dar es salaam,in Tanzania. It was established in 1961 as an affiliate college of the University of London. The university became an affiliate of the Uniersity of East Africa (UEA) in 1963, shortly after Tanzania gained its independence from the United Kingdom. In 1970, UEA split into three independent universities: Makerere Universityin Uganda, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and the University of Dar es Salaam.

university of Dar es salaam has released names for successfull applicants for doctor of Medicine at Mbeya college of health and allied sciences for 2018/2019 academic year.

Click here to download all names inPDF/MCHAS-MEDICINE