Wetaase Platform Launched in Uganda to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

first_imgWetaase to utilize its data to track and reduce incidences of human trafficking by monitoring domestic and transnational trafficking. (Photo Courtesy) Advertisement Pollicy, a civic technology organisation in Uganda, has joined the fight to combat human trafficking by developing a platform named Wetaase that will provide relevant, timely information to citizens seeking to travel abroad as well as utilize open data to track and reduce incidences of human trafficking in East Africa, as well asWetaase (a vernacular word meaning ‘help yourself’) is an online and mobile platform serving high-risk individuals, victims and survivors of human trafficking from Uganda. The automated toll-free line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in major Ugandan languages and will also be staffed by trained counselors.Wetaase provides vital information, legal advice and aftercare support through different channels and partnerships. – Advertisement – The platform utilizes this data to track and reduce incidences of human trafficking by monitoring domestic and transnational trafficking. Eventually, the platform aims to be available in countries where Ugandans are most often trafficked to serve as a first line of defense.The Wetaase platform has officially opened its online doors to all those who need any information and help related to human trafficking. There will be a main launch at a private event later on this month.Esther Ndagire the Program Manager of Wetaase expressed her optimism in the platform and believes it will create a positive impact on Ugandans seeking opportunities abroad. She briefly remarked upon the launch of the platform.“We are excited to launch this platform which we have been working on tirelessly for the past couple of months to ensure that we launch a service with our end users in mind. We have engaged key stakeholders working on human trafficking to ensure that the platform is well-trusted,” she said in a press statement.“Wetaase has also recruited a team of dedicated youth community champions who will visit different communities across Kampala to educate and empower communities with knowledge on safe migration and access to information, services and resources,” she concludes.Pollicy works with governments and civil society to effectively use data and technology to improve public service delivery for citizens. Along these lines, the organization is also building up the civic technology ecosystem in Uganda by bringing together enthusiasts from different sectors, backgrounds and organizations to share knowledge and network.last_img read more

Investing in Your Future With These New MBA Jobs

first_img Finance careers continue to be a popular and lucrative option for recent MBA graduates. The work is varied, as finance relates to many industries and companies. In addition, the field is obviously very rewarding, with average graduate earning more than $140,000 according U.S. News & World Report. One of the most popular and well paid areas of finance is work at investment banks.According to the Corporate Finance Institute, investment banking is the division of a financial institution that aides governments, corporations, and organizations through capital raising and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. Investment banks typically act as intermediaries between investors and corporations, and are often popular landing spots for MBA degree holders to bring their talents. Here’s a look at some of the best new MBA jobs in the investment banking sector:Analyst – Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs is hiring a new Analyst to work in its Investment Management Division (IMD) and Merchant Banking Division (MBD) in Jersey City. The IMD is made up of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) and Private Wealth Management (PWM), both of which provide asset management and wealth management solutions to investors globally. Meanwhile, MBD is the primary business unit within Goldman Sachs for direct corporate, real estate and infrastructure investing, and is one of the largest managers of private capital globally. New hires will assist both IMD and MBD in remaining compliant with regulatory requirements, supporting regulatory changes and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. The job requires one to three years of work experience in product control, asset management regulatory and compliance, or asset management fund controller roles. MBA degrees are definite a plus.Job responsibilities of the Analyst include:Maintaining stakeholder relationshipsInteracting with portfolio managers/COOs to review and approve the reports prior to submissionAssisting in investigating data quality and resolving issuesEnhancing IMD/MBD reporting framework, including development and testing of new technology systemsImplementing calculations and reporting rules around portfolio exposures and risks metrics, improving data governance infrastructureGoldman Sachs posts this job, and many others, on its careers page.State and Local Tax Manager – Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley is one of the world’s leading global financial services firm, providing a wide investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services to corporations, governments, and individuals worldwide. The firm boasts more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.There is an opening in Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Tax department for a State and Local Tax Manager at the firm’s New York office. The role will involve tax coverage of all state and local jurisdictions with respect to tax return filings as well as tax provision responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have four to six years of state and local tax compliance and provision experience, preferably in a large corporate environment or a large accounting firm. An MBA degree is a plus.Major responsibilities of the Tax Manager include:Tax compliance managementPreparing a high volume of state and local returnsReviewing state tax apportionment across all Morgan Stanley entitiesCalculating monthly and quarterly state marginal tax rates and state effective tax ratesPreparing and reviewing quarterly tax provisions as part of consolidated tax provisionSee more jobs like this at the Morgan Stanley careers page.Investor Relations Manager – Bank of MontrealBMO has an Investor Relations Manager position open in its Toronto office. Investor Relations Managers are tasked with researching and interpreting information, synthesizing investor community views into various deliverables and preparing internal and external reports to communicate the data. The role requires three to five years experience in a Finance environment, and is MBA preferred.Other responsibilities of the Investor Relations Manager include:In depth reviewing and tracking of sell-side analyst research and estimatesParticipating in quarterly briefing meetings, issue identification, investor presentations and reviewing peer bank reportingPreparing for Investor Community conferences and meetings including presentations, briefing material and developing messagingMonitoring shareholder base for trends and insights and develop analyticsManaging relationship with market intelligence service providersVisit the BMO careers page to see more job openings.Business Innovation and Growth Strategist – Two Sigma InvestmentTwo Sigma Investments is a financial technology company headquartered in New York that manages more than $50 billion assets for clients worldwide. The company has more than 1,300 employees working to apply the scientific method to investment management, while innovating the field with new technology and data.Two Sigma is hiring new Business Innovation and Growth Strategist at its Hong Kong office. As a member of the Business and Innovation team, you’ll work to figure out how software, data science and engineering are transforming every industry and improve Two Sigma’s core capabilities. The job requires at least seven years experience in business strategy, corporate development, venture capital, product development, or management consulting, and an MBA degree is preferred.Responsibilities of the Business Innovation and Growth Strategist include:Applying creativity, rigor and collaboration to help plan and execute the growth of Two SigmaCrafting the long-term strategy and operating modelsFollow new technologies, innovative business models, regional market trends and financial services disruptionsAnalyzing new business opportunitiesIncubating new initiatives using a combination of product prototyping, modeling and business development capabilitiesSee this job, and many more, at the Two Sigma careers page.Regulatory Capital and Risk Analyst – Jane Street CapitalJane Street Capital is looking for an experienced Regulatory Capital and Risk Analyst to join their New York office. The new hire focuses on the 15c3-1 requirements of Jane Street’s US Broker-Dealers, and work within regulatory and accounting teams to assist in data analysis and compile reports and calculations.The job requires at least five years of experience in financial services, regulatory risk management, or accounting, along with at least three years’ experience in regulatory risk management. Regulatory Capital and Risk Analyst activities include:Researching correct 15c3-1 treatment for new business lines and trading activityResponding to audit and regulator queries related to 15c3-1 calculations and treatmentUnderstanding the impact that regulations and capital requirements have on the businessPreparing daily reports for capital and risk monitoringMonitoring daily capital requirements and investigating issuesYou can find the Jane Street careers page to see more jobs. Last Updated Feb 19, 2019 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini center_img RelatedNew Investment Banking Jobs for MBA Students and GradsMore than a decade removed from the Great Recession, finance remains a popular and lucrative career for MBAs. 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