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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
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    AU-IBAR is a specialized technical office of the African Union Commission (AUC), headed by the Director who reports directly to the AUC through the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA). Founded in 1951 to study the epidemiological situation and fight rinderpest in Africa, AU-IBAR's mandate covers all aspects of animal resources, includin...
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    Call for Expression of Interest - African Union Centres of Excellences for Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management

    Institutional framework and sustainability

    The successful Centres are expected to meet the following institutional framework and sustainability criteria. The Centres should be aligned with and serve as a platform for the Policy Research Network for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa (PRNFAA) and the Africa Fisheries Reform Mechanism (AFRM).

    The Centre of Excellence should:

    1. conduct training, research in disciplines of aquatic ecology and biodiversity conservation; or management of aquatic ecosystems
    2. be either within or affiliated with a university/research institution(s) and be available to closely work with or support AU-IBAR or any AU institution in the identified disciplines;
    3. be existing relevant accredited public institutions;
    4. possess evidence of a sustainable self-financing mechanism; and,
    5. have proven networking and collaborative/cooperation arrangements with international, regional and national existing institutions in order to share lessons and best practices.

    Criteria for Eligibility

    The institutions to be selected as Centres for Excellence should meet the following minimum requirements:

    1. The institution should be located in Africa;
    2. For a particular discipline, the institutions for consideration should foremost have evidence of the required modules, staff and competence in the discipline;
    3. The institution should have at least 10 years of established history of education, research and training;
    4. The institution should have a track record of attracting students/trainees of diverse background and nationalities in the chosen discipline;
    5. The institution should preferably be of regional relevance;
    6. Adequate infrastructure and amenities; and,
    7. Evidence of Official Recognition by the National Government.

    Method of Application

    The proposal should include the following information:

    1. Background and introduction to the institution;
    2. Vision and mission;
    3. Statement of accreditation by national authority and/or regional body;
    4. Curriculum for undergraduate and graduate training programmes;
    5. Historical records/information of students graduated from the institutions;
    6. Research outputs;
    7. Staffing situation and their qualifications (abbreviated resume);
    8. Present financing arrangements of the institution and financial control systems; and,
    9. Any other relevant information.

    Please submit your CV including three references and a proposal including workplan latest 30th September 2022 to the Director of AU-IBAR, Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hill, Westlands Road, PO Box 30786-00100 Nairobi, Kenya or email at clearly indicating in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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