(Please, you can copy and paste these opportunities on your search browsers and do maximize them… All the best!)

APCC Young Scientist Support Programme for 2013.

APEC Climate Center (APCC) located in Busan, South Korea, aims at realizing the APEC vision of regional prosperity by providing climate information services and technical support for better sectoral planning and reduction of economic losses due to adverse climatic conditions. APCC produces real-time operational climate prediction information based on a well-validated multimodel ensemble system with contributions from over 17 institutes in the APEC region. APCC contributes to enhancing capacity-building in the prediction and monitoring of weather and climate in the Asia-Pacific region by making available high-cost climate data and information. Countries without the capacity to produce climate predictions are able to access optimized, high-cost global climate predictions produced by APCC. Please visit the APCC website for further information about APCC at http://www.apcc21.org.


The Earth Institute seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral candidates or recent Ph.D.,
M.D. and J.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The
program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.  All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the
degree awarded before the start of the fellowship.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides scholars with the opportunity to
acquire the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues in the field
of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts,
poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-
disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, unique opportunities to
engage in research programs at the leading edge of sustainable development.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would
contribute to global sustainable development. Candidates may suggest participating in,
contributing to, or extending existing Earth Institute projects, or develop new projects that connect
Earth Institute expertise.

The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2012 for fellowships starting in the fall of
2013. Fellowships are ordinarily granted for a period of 24 months.

For more information about the program or to apply to the Fellowship, please visit
www.earth.columbia.edu/fellows or email fellows@ei.columbia.edu.

Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.


The selection process for the second cohort of Junior Professionals, under Junior Professionals Programme, has commenced. The programme aims to have at least 60% representation by young professionals from non- and under-represented developing countries, and at least 50% representation by female participants. Eighteen Junior Professionals were recruited as the first cohort in 2011 and they are now moving on to their second year of assignment.  Seven new Junior Professionals will be recruited as soon as possible.

 The overview of the programme as well as vacancy annoucements can be found at http://www.fao.org/employment/empl-opportunities/junior-professional-programme/en. Instructions on how to apply can also be found on the same page.

Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) program is a system of interrelated training packages and supporting materials for small-scale entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.
SIYB aims to increase the viability of small and medium enterprises through sound management principles suitable for the environment of developing countries
A 2003 review of the impact of this tool and comparison with other entrepreneurship development project is also available


Job Summary

The Governance and Institutional Development Division (GIDD) is seeking a talented individual with excellent research, analytical and communication skills for a six month internship placement. The intern will primarily assist the division in carrying out and writing up research on areas related to the GIDD’s work, help to identify and communicate the impact of the Secretariat’s Public Sector Development programme, through the provision of research support.

Internship Programme

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Internship Programme combines practical work with a structured learning experience through specific briefs aimed at achieving identified  objectives. It also provides professional development opportunities for recent graduates to gain experience and prepare for work.

Task description

Qualifications and Work Experience

About the Governance and Institutional Development Division

The Governance and Institutional Development Division (GIDD) promotes the Commonwealth’s core principle of just and honest government and carries out the Secretariat’s mandate on public sector development. It is the largest Division responsible for managing the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC).

GIDD’s work covers the full spectrum of public policy and administration. Its role is to provide advice and technical cooperation in capacity building and institutional development for poverty reduction and sustainable development in Commonwealth member countries. GIDD has in-house specialist expertise in areas such as governance, public sector reform initiatives, public expenditure management, human resource management and anti-corruption.