Wednesday, December 15, 2010

US Embassy Yaounde Jobs and Opportunities - Exchange Programs: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Announcement

Exchange Programs

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Announcement

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Yaoundé is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the academic year 2012-2013. This one year full scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. Applicants should be aware, that this is not a degree program. Completed applications in English with an undergraduate degree attached (NO transcripts or references) should be returned electronically no later than March 31, 2011 to

Fellowships are available in the following fields: agricultural development or agricultural economics, communications/journalism, drug abuse and education, economic development, education, finance and banking, higher education administration, HIV/AIDS policy and prevention, human resource management law, human rights, natural resources and environmental management, nonproliferation, public health policy and management, public policy analysis and public administration, teaching English as a foreign language, trafficking in persons, and urban and regional planning.

To be eligible for the Humphrey Program, applicants must have:
• An undergraduate degree or its equivalent.
• Five years of substantial professional experience
• Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
• Limited prior experience in the U.S.
• Fluency in English. The Embassy will also consider highly qualified candidates with limited English skills. (Such candidates would be required to take 4-9 months of extensive English training before the commencement of their fellowship, if selected.)

Applications may be downloaded from the Embassy website at
For questions or concerns email

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cameroon Journalists - Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

Are you a young journalist with a passion for the environment? If so, then the United Nations wants to hear from you!

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching a major new award – the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. Radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African nation are encouraged to apply.

Applications from female journalists are particularly welcome.

The award is made possible through funding support from the Government of the United States of America. The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to the USA, where the winner will follow a specially-designed “green itinerary”, interacting with leading environmental projects, green economy projects, scientists and public figures.

Journalists entering the award may submit one radio, television, print or online report (in English or French) on an environmental issue. Written articles must not exceed 3000 words and radio or television reports should be no longer than six minutes.

An independent jury will select the winner. The award ceremony will take place during the 26th Session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 21 - 25 February 2011. Journalists should apply via the award website before 31st December 2010. Please visit the website for all terms and conditions.

The winner of the Young Environmental Journalist Award will be a new voice for the environment – one that will help to shape opinion in Africa, and beyond, in years to come. If you fit the bill, visit the website and send UNEP your work!