Tuesday, 7 August 2018

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Deadline: Aug-Oct 2018 (annual)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Host Institution(s): German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses


Level/Field(s) of Study:
Masters or PhD courses in Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics; Development Cooperation; Engineering and Related Sciences; Mathematics; Regional and Urban Planning; Agricultural and Forest Sciences; Natural and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Public Health; Social Sciences, Education and Law; and Media Studies.

Study in:  Germany

Number of Scholarships: Limited

Target group:


Young professionals from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) ) and 36 months for PhD.

Eligibility:
• Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
• Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
• Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
• For study courses in German (scholarship includes a 6-month German language course): DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 at the beginning of the study course; a minimum German language level of A2 at the time of application. In addition, German language proficiency at B1 level are highly recommended.
• For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)

Application instructions:
Applications must be made directly to the respective course. Please refer to the respective course websites for the application procedure, the application deadline, and the documents to be submitted. Deadline varies depending on the course but falls around August-October 2018.
It is important to read the 2019/2020 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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2018 Excellence Scholarship for International Students at ETH Zurich- Apply Here!

Deadline: 15 Dec 2018 (annual)

ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP).

Host Institution(s): ETH Zurich in Switzerland

Field(s) of study: Eligible Masters Degree Programme offered by the University


Number of Scholarships: The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds.

Study in: Switzerland

Target group:


National and International Students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
The Excellence Scholarship (ESOP) consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.
The Master Scholarship (MSP) consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department can additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 1,500 – 3,000 per semester or offer an assistantship from the second semester onwards (with a payment of CHF 600 per month). The Master Scholarship Programme requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.
Both the Excellence and the Master scholarships begin when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

Eligibility:
The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’s (top 10% of Bachelor’s programme = grade A).

Application instructions:

Applications open 1 November 2018.
To be considered for the scholarship, you must apply for a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich (or if you, as an ETH Bachelor student, continue with a consecutive Master’s degree programme). The scholarship form and application form and supporting documents must be submitted before 15 December 2018.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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UK: British Chevening Scholarships for International Students,2018.

Deadline: 6 Nov 2018 (annual)

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.


Host Institution(s): Any university in the UK

Level/Field(s) of study: Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject

Number of Awards: Around 1,500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.  See the official website for complete list of countries eligible for Chevening scholarships.

Scholarship value/inclusions:
A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:
•  Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.
•  Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended
•  Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK
•  Have at least two years’ work experience
•  Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 11 July 2019
•  Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019 either by taking an English language test or claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories

Application instructions:
Applications for Chevening Awards can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on your country’s page. Applications close on  12:00 GMT, 6 November 2018.
It is important to visit your individual country page at the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Jobs open at First National Bank, Namibia 2018

About First National Bank:

First National Bank (Namibia) (abbreviated as FNB Namibia) is Namibia's largest commercial bank and, according to The Banker magazine of London, Namibia's best bank for the fifth consecutive year.
The financial institution has its headquarters located in Windhoek's Independence Avenue. It is one of the eleven commercial banks licensed to operate in the country by the Bank of Namibia (the national banking regulator) and the first commercial bank created in the country before independence. and follows international standard in Banking and Finance.


FNB Namibia was founded as Deutsche Africa Bank (DAB) in 1907, and in 1915 the National Bank of South Africa took over the assets of DAB which was in 1926 integrated with Barclays Bank. Barclays Bank changed the name of the South African operation to Barclays National Bank Limited in 1971, and later to First National Bank of Southern Africa.

After the shareholding changed in December 1987, First National Bank of SWA/Namibia Limited was incorporated in February 1988. FNB Namibia listed on the Namibia Stock Exchange in 1997 and is currently largest locally listed company with market capitalisation of N$ 1,9 billion or 39% of the NSX total market cap. The merger between FNB Namibia and Swabou happened in 2003.




Job Id: 

IRC152392
Organization:

 FNB
Job Type: 

Permanent
Job Segment:

 Banking
Location: 

Namibia
Deadline: 

5th August, 2018

Job Description:

To do Credit evaluations of credit applications comprising of new business & renewals in line with limits of delegated authority. Excess management within parameters of delegated mandate. Preparing recommendations for escalation into the relevant credit committee in excess of personal delegated mandate. Active participation in “in-country” debt restructuring committee meetings. Providing support and guidance in terms of structuring deals within personal delegated mandate.

Responsibilities:


·        Drive a sustainable increase in the average balance of assets as defined in the Financial Performance Report of the Business.
·        Reduce/Maintain percentage of non-performing loans as a percentage of total book (within FNB Business book) within approved targets.
·        Deliver exceptional Credit service that exceeds customers' expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions which are in the best interest of the Bank and the client.
·        Tailoring financial solutions, within credit- and legislative framework, to assist FNB Business and retain clients.
·        Cultivate and manage objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, most prominently being FNB Business and credit committee members.
·        Maintenance of expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and provision of proactive advice and solutions to relevant stakeholders.
·        Ensure average approval turnaround time against target to ensure retention of clients.
·        Credit approval focus by scrutinizing credit applications from relationship/sales managers.
·        Evaluates and authorize without reference or overview credit proposals within limits of delegated authority.
·        Scrutinizes and credit proposals above limits of delegated authority and add recommendations for Senior Credit Manager’s Committee.
·        Comply with governance in terms of legislative and audit requirements, inclusive of policies approved and to be adopted (as per approved “in-country” mandates and policies approved by FNB Africa Credit).
·        Ensures the implementation and adherence to all risk management procedures, including credit evaluation, credit management and remedial action (Risk 0 – 2).
·        Efficient management of high risk portfolio including timely identification of high risk clients and implementing remedial action within credit sub committees.
·        Appraises the risk factor where excesses over arrangements within prescribed responsibility are reported and institute suitable action to protect the Group from exposure (adequate limit- and excess management).
·        Identifies and assess credit risks relating to new corporate proposals by ascertaining the degree to which lending principles and processes were applied in the formulation of the proposal.
·        Ensure compliance to the Basel II accord.
·        Manage limits that are in excess of normal limit by reducing number against total limits.
·        Ensure proper implementation, upkeep and accuracy of the Credit system and the raising of accurate provisions.


Requirements:
·        Relevant Graduate qualification in Credit, CIAB or B-Com Honours.
·        5 years working experience in a Credit environment.

How to Apply

Interested Candidates Should:






Job Id: 

IRC152239
Organization:

 FNB
Job Type: 

Permanent
Job Segment:

 Banking
Location: 

Namibia
Deadline: 

1st August, 2018

Job Description:

To provide appropriate risk and investment advice, expertise and support to clients in order to assist them in achieving their financial goals, whilst adhering to compliance requirements, within the FNB Premium advisory sales and product mandates and targets.

Responsibilities:

·        Ensure profit growth for the business through effective financial advisory services.
·        Deliver exceptional and high quality advice that exceeds customers' expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions.
·        Build and sustain collaborative working relationships with relevant peers and stakeholders in order to achieve productivity synergies.
·        Determine strategies for meeting clients' financial objectives through analysis of clients' financial information and providing expert advice.
·        Identify new business opportunities and forward these leads to the appropriate product house to ensure cross sell opportunities.
·        Grow portfolio and increase customer base by managing existing clients, generating new leads and growing active customer account base.


·        Ensure compliance to legislative and audit requirements and adherence to relevant processes.
·        Continuously assess own performance, seek timely and clear feedback and request training where appropriate.
·        Develop and nurture internal relationships within the FirstRand Group enabling collaboration.

 Requirements:
·        Minimum: Necessary regulatory requirements: NQF5 or Diploma in Financial Planning.
·        Preferred: CFP.
·        Minimum: 2-3 years' experience in Financial Planning.

How to Apply

Interested Candidates Should:




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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Scholarship for Masters and Bachelors Degree in Teaching Chinese for Confucius Institute 2018

Application : Ongoing.  

For the purpose of cultivating qualified Chinese language teachers and facilitating the promotion of Chinese language and culture, the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) launches “Confucius Institute Scholarship” (CIS) to support outstanding students, scholars and currently employed 


Chinese language teachers recommended by Confucius Institutes, independently operated Confucius Classrooms as well as some HSK test centers (hereinafter to be collectively referred to as “recommending institutions”) to study in Chinese universities and colleges (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).

Scholarship Description:


Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake research higher degree programme.

Scholarship Award: A scholarship funded by Confucius Institute 

Number of Scholarships: The number of scholarships available will be subject to Research and Innovation Division budget.

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship will be taken in: China

 ELIGIBILITY

All applicants shall be
a) Non-Chinese citizens
b) In good Physical and mental condition, well performed both academically and behaviorally
c) Aspired to take future careers on the teaching or international promotion of Chinese language.
d) Between the ages of 16-35 on September 1st, 2018. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall not exceed the age limit of 45, while undergraduate students shall not exceed the age limit of 25.

QUALIFICATIONS

For Masters Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum two academic years.  Applicants shall be Bachelor degree holders, and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 5) as well as 60 in HSKK test (Intermediate Level). Applicants who are able to provide notarized document of the employment agreement or related proofs upon completing study in China are preferred.  

For Bachelors Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL)
Commences September 2018 and provides scholarship for maximum four academic years. Applicants must have graduated with a high school diploma, , and have a minimum score of 210 in HSK Test (Level 4) as well as 60 in HSKKtest (Intermediate Level).  


 REQUIREMENTS

For all applicants 
a) A Scanned copy of passport photo page
b) A scanned copy of score reports of the HSK and HSKK tests (within the two-year validity).
c) A Recommendation letter by the head of the recommending institutions
For degree scholarship program applicants
a) A certification of the highest education diploma (or proof of expected graduation) and an official transcript.
b) Applicants of the Scholarship for MTCSOL Students are required to provide 2 reference letters from professors or associate professors. Those who can provide a notarized employment agreement with teaching institutions are preferred.
C. Applicants currently worked as Chinese language teachers shall provide the proof of employment as well as a reference letter by the employing institution
D. Applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China.
E. Applicants shall also provide additional documents required by the host institutions

 Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study
Commences September 2018, and provides scholarship for maximum 11 months. International students currently studying in China are not eligible.
i. TCSOL
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 270 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required.
ii. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, and Chinese Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 4) and 60 in HSKK test (intermediate level).
iii. Chinese Language Study
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 180 in HSK test (Level 3    level).

 Scholarship for One-Semester Study

Commences either in September 2018 or March 2019, and provides scholarship of maximum 5 months. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.
i. TCSOL, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese  Philosophy
Applicants shall have a minimum score of 210 in HSK test (Level 3), while HSKK test score required
ii.  Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
HSK test score are required.

Scholarship for Four-Week Study

Commences either on July or December of 2018, and provides a four-week scholarship. Applicants withholding visas X1 or X2 are not eligible.
i. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taiji Culture
HSK test score are required.
ii. Chinese Language plus home-stay Experience in a Chinese Family
HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group. Prior to the trip, a detailed study plan shall be made after consultation with host institutions and submit to Hanban for approval.
ⅲ. Special Four-week Program for Confucius Institutes
HSK test score are required. Organized and applied by a Confucius Institute with 10-15 participants per group.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Online registration will be available from March 1, 2018 on the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (cis.chinese.cn). Please log on to search recommending institutions and host institutions, upload application materials online, track the application progress, feedback of review and admission results. Scholarship holders need to confirm with the host institutions to go through the procedures of studying in China, print out CIS certificate online, and register at host institutions at the designated date and time as per the letter of admission.

The application deadlines are
a) April 20th (for those commencing in July)
b) June 20th (for those commencing in September)
c) September 20th (for those commencing in December)
d) December 20th (for those commencing in March 2019)
Hanban will complete the scholarship review and notify the results two months before enrollment of the admitted students.

CHINESE BRIDGE AWARD RECIPIENT POLICIES

Chinese Bridge winners who have been awarded the 2018 “Confucius Institute Scholarship Certificate” shall log onto the scholarship website and submit documents to relevant host institutions upon presentation of their CIS certificates.


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Full Chinese Government CUST Scholarship for Non-Chinese Students in China, 2018

The new Chinese Government Scholarship- Changchun University of Science and Technology Program is now available on offer for Non-Chinese students in China.
This is a full scholarship established by MOE to support Changchun University of Science and Technology to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China.

Changchun University of Science and Technology is a key university in China, previously known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. The university was found by the former vice chairman of China Association for Science and Technology and the founder of the Chinese Optical Society, Wang Daheng in 1958 in Changchun, Jilin, China. The IEEC of CUST is an organization specially engaged in enrolling international students and in charge of the educative matters.


Scholarship Description: 
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship awards:


  1. Tuition waiver;
  2. Accommodation;
  3. Medical insurance
  4. Stipend
  5. Master’s students & general scholars: CNY 3,000;
  6. Doctoral students & senior scholars: CNY 3,500.
  7. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.
  8. Note: Scholarship recipients registering before the 15th of the registration month (the 15th included) will be granted the full living allowance of that month. Recipients registering after the 15th of the registration month will be granted half of the living allowance of that month. If registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during his leaving.
  • Nationality: Available to citizens of a country other than the People’s Republic of China
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not known
  • Scholarship can be taken in China
Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available to citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;
  • Not be a registered student in Chinese universities at the time of application;
  • Be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;
  • Be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: a. Applicants directly apply to Changchun University of Science and Technology. Please visit:

  1. Recommended candidates must finish the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students. Please go to http://www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina /or www.campuschina.org  and click Application Online for International Students, complete the required information, submit the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship online and print a hard copy.
  2. A package of complete application documents (Please check Application Documents for the detailed checklist.) must be submitted to Changchun University of Science and Technology before the deadline.
Please note CSC does not accept any individual application other than the recommended applications from Changchun University of Science and Technology. Please pay attention to the Agency Number of Changchun University of Science and Technology and it is ‘10186’.

Application Documents (in duplicate)
  1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (in Chinese or English?.
  2. Notarized highest diploma (photocopy): Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
  3. Academic transcripts: Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
  4. A Study Plan or Research Proposal in Chinese or English with a minimum of 800 words.
  5. Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors.
  6. Applicants planning to stay in China for more than 6 months must submit a photocopy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form completed in English (the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form designed by the Chinese quarantine authority can be downloaded from http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua%20or http://www.campuschina.org). The physical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.
  7. Applicants with valid HSK Certificate should enclose it in the application package.
The above documents should be bound on top left corner (in duplicate) and sent directly to Changchun University of Science and Technology, who will forward the nominated documents to CSC before June 30th. No application documents will be returned.

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Jobs open at First National Bank, Namibia

About First National Bank:

First National Bank (Namibia) (abbreviated as FNB Namibia) is Namibia's largest commercial bank and, according to The Banker magazine of London, Namibia's best bank for the fifth consecutive year.
The financial institution has its headquarters located in Windhoek's Independence Avenue. It is one of the eleven commercial banks licensed to operate in the country by the Bank of Namibia (the national banking regulator) and the first commercial bank created in the country before independence. and follows international standard in Banking and Finance.


FNB Namibia was founded as Deutsche Africa Bank (DAB) in 1907, and in 1915 the National Bank of South Africa took over the assets of DAB which was in 1926 integrated with Barclays Bank. Barclays Bank changed the name of the South African operation to Barclays National Bank Limited in 1971, and later to First National Bank of Southern Africa.

After the shareholding changed in December 1987, First National Bank of SWA/Namibia Limited was incorporated in February 1988. FNB Namibia listed on the Namibia Stock Exchange in 1997 and is currently largest locally listed company with market capitalisation of N$ 1,9 billion or 39% of the NSX total market cap. The merger between FNB Namibia and Swabou happened in 2003.



Job Id: 

IRC152392
Organization:

 FNB
Job Type: 

Permanent
Job Segment:

 Banking
Location: 

Namibia
Deadline: 

5th August, 2018

Job Description:

To do Credit evaluations of credit applications comprising of new business & renewals in line with limits of delegated authority. Excess management within parameters of delegated mandate. Preparing recommendations for escalation into the relevant credit committee in excess of personal delegated mandate. Active participation in “in-country” debt restructuring committee meetings. Providing support and guidance in terms of structuring deals within personal delegated mandate.

Responsibilities:


·        Drive a sustainable increase in the average balance of assets as defined in the Financial Performance Report of the Business.
·        Reduce/Maintain percentage of non-performing loans as a percentage of total book (within FNB Business book) within approved targets.
·        Deliver exceptional Credit service that exceeds customers' expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions which are in the best interest of the Bank and the client.
·        Tailoring financial solutions, within credit- and legislative framework, to assist FNB Business and retain clients.
·        Cultivate and manage objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, most prominently being FNB Business and credit committee members.
·        Maintenance of expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and provision of proactive advice and solutions to relevant stakeholders.
·        Ensure average approval turnaround time against target to ensure retention of clients.
·        Credit approval focus by scrutinizing credit applications from relationship/sales managers.
·        Evaluates and authorize without reference or overview credit proposals within limits of delegated authority.
·        Scrutinizes and credit proposals above limits of delegated authority and add recommendations for Senior Credit Manager’s Committee.
·        Comply with governance in terms of legislative and audit requirements, inclusive of policies approved and to be adopted (as per approved “in-country” mandates and policies approved by FNB Africa Credit).
·        Ensures the implementation and adherence to all risk management procedures, including credit evaluation, credit management and remedial action (Risk 0 – 2).
·        Efficient management of high risk portfolio including timely identification of high risk clients and implementing remedial action within credit sub committees.
·        Appraises the risk factor where excesses over arrangements within prescribed responsibility are reported and institute suitable action to protect the Group from exposure (adequate limit- and excess management).
·        Identifies and assess credit risks relating to new corporate proposals by ascertaining the degree to which lending principles and processes were applied in the formulation of the proposal.
·        Ensure compliance to the Basel II accord.
·        Manage limits that are in excess of normal limit by reducing number against total limits.
·        Ensure proper implementation, upkeep and accuracy of the Credit system and the raising of accurate provisions.


Requirements:
·        Relevant Graduate qualification in Credit, CIAB or B-Com Honours.
·        5 years working experience in a Credit environment.

How to Apply

Interested Candidates Should:






Job Id: 

IRC152239
Organization:

 FNB
Job Type: 

Permanent
Job Segment:

 Banking
Location: 

Namibia
Deadline: 

1st August, 2018

Job Description:

To provide appropriate risk and investment advice, expertise and support to clients in order to assist them in achieving their financial goals, whilst adhering to compliance requirements, within the FNB Premium advisory sales and product mandates and targets.

Responsibilities:

·        Ensure profit growth for the business through effective financial advisory services.
·        Deliver exceptional and high quality advice that exceeds customers' expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions.
·        Build and sustain collaborative working relationships with relevant peers and stakeholders in order to achieve productivity synergies.
·        Determine strategies for meeting clients' financial objectives through analysis of clients' financial information and providing expert advice.
·        Identify new business opportunities and forward these leads to the appropriate product house to ensure cross sell opportunities.
·        Grow portfolio and increase customer base by managing existing clients, generating new leads and growing active customer account base.


·        Ensure compliance to legislative and audit requirements and adherence to relevant processes.
·        Continuously assess own performance, seek timely and clear feedback and request training where appropriate.
·        Develop and nurture internal relationships within the FirstRand Group enabling collaboration.

 Requirements:
·        Minimum: Necessary regulatory requirements: NQF5 or Diploma in Financial Planning.
·        Preferred: CFP.
·        Minimum: 2-3 years' experience in Financial Planning.

How to Apply

Interested Candidates Should:





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Australian: Scholarships at University of Adelaide for International (ASI) Scholarships, 2018

Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) are open for pursuing higher degree by research (masters/ doctoral) at University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide aims to create and engender a university culture that values health, safety and wellbeing as fundamental components of the work environment, supported by safe systems of work, appropriate governance, training, management structures and operational strategies.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s most prestigious universities and is renowned internationally for excellence in education and research.
In order to be eligible applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing higher degree by research (Masters/ Doctoral) at University of Adelaide.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the University of Adelaide.

Scholarship Award: The ASI provides


Course tuition fees for two years for a Master degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only),

An annual living allowance ($26,288 in 2016) for two years for a Master degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only), and
For Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574) visa holders, the award provides compulsory standard 

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy for the student and their spouse and dependents (if any) for the standard duration of the student visa.  It does not cover the additional 6-month extended student visa period post thesis submission. If the award holder does not hold a subclass 574 visa then he/she is responsible for the cost of health insurance

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Nationality: International students

Scholarship will be taken in the Australia

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: International students can apply for these scholarships.

Entrance Requirements: In order to be eligible

Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree (this is a four-year degree with a major research project in the final year). All qualifying programs of study must be successfully completed.

Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential. Extra-curricular achievements are not considered.

International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Master degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master degree. 

International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date, or who have completed a Pre-Enrolment English Program to meet the entry requirements for the intended program of study, are not eligible.

Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.

Those undertaking research via remote candidature is ineligible.

Candidates are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University.

Candidates who have applied for Australian permanent resident status can apply for ASI scholarships.

International applicants are not eligible if they have already commenced the degree for which they are seeking an award unless they can establish that they were unable to apply in the previous round.

Scholarships holders must commence study at the University of Adelaide in the semester the scholarship is offered.

Applicants who applied and were eligible for consideration in an international scholarship round, and were unsuccessful, will automatically be reconsidered in the following international scholarship round, assuming they hold a valid offer of candidature for that intake. An applicant who has been considered in 2 rounds cannot be reconsidered in any future scholarship rounds.

The offer of a scholarship is contingent upon a student not being offered another award by the Commonwealth of Australia, the University of Adelaide, or an overseas sponsor. The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a scholarship at any time prior to enrollment if it is advised that an awardee has been offered a scholarship equal to or in excess of the financial value of the award offered by the University.

English Language Requirements: The university’s preferred accredited English language tests are: IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English – Academic and CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced). Students without the required level of English will need to satisfactorily complete an intensive program of English language before being admitted to the University of Adelaide. The university can arrange an appropriate English language program, Academic English (PEP Pathway) in Adelaide at the university’s English Language Centre.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: To apply please submit a formal application for Admission and a Scholarship via online application system. There is no application fee. Note. The University of Adelaide is unable to provide an assessment of eligibility for candidature and/or a scholarship until a formal application is submitted and assessed. We strongly recommend that all applicants submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date.


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Friday, 8 June 2018

Dual Master Scholarships for Maltese and EU Citizens in Malta, 2018

The University of Malta and George Mason University through the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution is delighted to offer Scholarship for Maltese/EU student. The scholarship is available to follow the Dual M.A. Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security degree programme.

Applications Deadline: June, 2018
The main objective of this programme is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful.

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta, it is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. Just over 11,000 students are currently pursuing studies at Foundation, Undergraduate, and Post-graduate level.

Scholarship Description:


Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MA programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn M.A. Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security degree programme which is offered as a dual degree programme with George Mason University, USA.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security degree programme which are currently set at EUR 14,500.
Nationality: Scholarship is available to Maltese and EU citizens.
Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
Scholarship can be taken in: Malta

Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Scholarship is available to Maltese and EU citizens.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Academic requirements
A recognised degree as deemed relevant by the Board of the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution: Given the multidisciplinary character of conflict resolution, students are expected to hold a first degree obtained with second class honours or equivalent, in any of the following subjects: sociology, anthropology, political science, law, International relations, human rights, development studies, diplomacy, psychology or languages.

English Language Proficiency: Applicants who have not studied in Malta are required to present an internationally recognised English Language Proficiency Certificate at the required level.
Ideal student profile

Applicants should be in possession of Maltese or EU nationality; have demonstrable academic ability and an interest in and commitment to conflict resolution. Prior experience in conflict resolution and/or related sectors will be considered an asset and a strong motivation to pursue postgraduate studies. The applicant should also have strong intercultural communication skills.

English Language Requirements: Applicants who have not studied in Malta are required to present an internationally recognised English Language Proficiency Certificate at the required level.

Application Procedure:
How to Apply: Interested parties may apply via email to cspcr-at-um.edu.mt, providing their curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and a letter of motivation where they explain why they are applying for this scholarship and how their profile fits in with this scholarship call. Applications will be received until ending of June 2018.

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