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China Editor The Huffington Post (New York, NY)

Tue, 2015-07-21 13:51

This material is cross-posted from Stateside China Jobs and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
 Posted: July 20, 2015 | Job Type: Full Time The Huffington Post is the largest news site in the US, a global Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, the #1 most shared site on Facebook, and a mobile-first technology company.
With its news, politics, lifestyle, and entertainment content, The Huffington Post seeks to inform, inspire, entertain, and empower audiences globally. It has a tremendously engaged community for opinion and conversation. 214 million+ people read The Huffington Post every month. The Huffington Post covers 13 markets that comprise 60% of the world’s GDP, and also has 100,000 bloggers and influencers-- from politicians and celebrities to academics and policy experts.
Job DescriptionAbout the role: The Huffington Post is looking for an editor to build our site’s Chinese audiences. This editor will curate content in Chinese, especially by translating English editorial content. He/she will play a key role in shaping HuffPost’s content strategy and brand for those audiences, as well as the site’s broader global expansion.
QualificationsRequirements for Success:
* Native written Mandarin and fluent English
* Experience producing online published work in Mandarin
* Strong knowledge of Chinese social media and platforms
* Strong interest in Chinese news and culture
* At least 1 year of online journalism experience preferred
* Strong instinct and familiarity with mobile apps
* A voracious media diet, particularly with regard to lifestyle and entertainment content
* Passionate about using data to evaluate and improve performance
* Top-notch communication skills and ability to work across cultures
* Time spent living in China a plus
Additional InformationHuffPost is looking to enter the Chinese market, and as part of our initial strategy we need a bilnngual editor who can help us produce local language content for that audience and oversee the publication of it on local platforms.

Fall internships at Alliance for Peacebuilding (Wash DC)

Tue, 2015-07-21 13:30
This material appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.   
AfP is now seeking interns for Fall 2015 in the following program areas: Building Peace, Communications, Development, Membership and Outreach, Annual Conference, Policymaker Engagement, Domestic Politics, Presidential Research Assistant and Social Entrepreneur Engagement.Telling the difference between an internship that feels unrewarding and one that catapults professional growth can be a challenge. Because both peacebuilding as a field and the Alliance for Peacebuilding as an organization are in a unique stage of innovation and expansion, we are in a position to offer outstanding candidates a rich learning opportunity to lead and create.AfP’s interns work at the intersection of the international peacebuilding field in our nation’s capital. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the peacebuilding field from the inside, with broad exposure to a wide variety of civil society organizations, government and military partners, and representatives from fields closely related to peacebuilding. Interns engage with AfP’s network of partners both overseas and in Washington, learn about all of the latest news, events, jobs and research going on in the peacebuilding field, and represent AfP at important events in Washington, DC.The application deadline for Fall Internships is August 9th, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis!For details on each internship, please click here.Policymaker Engagement – Entrepreneurial “doers” who want to help create opportunities for the latest innovations of peacebuilders around the world to shape U.S. engagements in conflict-affected regions.Building Peace Publication – Communications & marketing gurus who want to understand the editorial process and help AfP reach a diverse and growing audience with the latest ideas in peacebuilding.Development – Strategic thinkers who want to hone their fundraising skills and learn how the philanthropic sectors can catalyze the peacebuilding solutions of tomorrow.Membership and Outreach – “People” people who think in terms of relationships, not just programs, and want to help expand and connect AfP’s growing network of peacebuilding organizations.Communications – Creative wordsmiths who want to harness the power of narrative to expand the boundaries of peacebuilding.Annual Conference – Self-motivated individuals who want to make big things happen and shape the agenda of largest annual peacebuilding conference.Learning & Evaluation – An 'impact' person who is self-motivated and interested in advancing the field of inter-religious peacebuilding evaluation.Domestic Politics – Passionate, community-orientated peacebuilders who want to make a difference at home, bringing their international experiences to ‘their own back yard.'Social Entrepreneur Engagement – Collaborative entrepreneurs who want to work across sectors such as design, gaming, and social enterprise to create new areas of peacebuilding.Presidential Research – Curious individuals with a hunger for knowledge, an independent work style and detail-oriented nature.AfP is the leading US-based member association of nearly 100 organizations working around the world in conflict resolution and social change. All program interns will receive mentoring from senior AfP staff, play a substantial role on our dynamic and growing team, and have the opportunity to connect with prominent partners and programs in the peacebuilding field.The need for bold and effective peacebuilding solutions has never been more urgent. As AfP helps catalyze the innovative edges of this expanding field, we both rely on the energy of tomorrow’s brightest leaders, and provide them with the tools they need to build their careers.Please think of AfP as an important vehicle for building the careers of tomorrow’s best peacebuilders. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or recommendations, and feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and networks.Thank you very much!
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Prof. Zelizer's Guide to Organizations Without/Beyond Borders

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:08
Over the past four decades, countless organizations have been formed to try and foster advocacy, collective action and bridge building to convene like minded professionals or individuals to work to address specific challenges in sectors ranging from health, education, conflict and others.The purpose of this resource guide is to provide an overview of the emergence of the X beyond/without border movement (X means fill in the blank with the particular focus/sector of the organization). A brief history of the emergence of X without borders will be provided, some key questions highlighted regarding orgs with this name and a list (that will be updated thus please feel free to provide your suggestions for new orgs to add) and some recommendations will be provided.from Flickr, creative Commons, Logari, without borders (Medicines sans Frontiers) was the first organization founded in this sphere. The organization was founded in 1971 and as Bernard Koucher explains about their goal, "It’s simple really: go where the patients are. It seems obvious, but at the time it was a revolutionary concept because borders got in the way. It’s no coincidence that we called it ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’" from DWB, website, DWB seeks to provide health care access in societies where health care infrastructure or services aren't sufficient often due to human or natural caused disasters without regard to "race, religion, creed or political convinctions." The group doesn't take sides in conflict regions and seeks to remain impartial and neutral and provide care for all.from flicker, Richard Roche, creative Commons License, MSF has offices in over 20 countries (see These are usually registered NGOs that raise funds and send doctors and other health professionals to assist) and working in over 70 countries around the world ( ranging from the Central Africa Republic to Afghanistan.The organization has reached critical acclaim and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999 in recognition for their work in dozens of countries and helping millions. In the acceptance speech Dr. James Orbinski eloquently explained their work "For its affirmation of the road MSF has chosen to take: to remain outspoken, passionateand deeply committed to its core principles of volunteerism, impartiality, and its belief that every person deserves both medical assistance and the recognition of his or her humanity." (from" MSF is often known as ".. for often being the last group on the ground offering assistance when others have pulled out" (see the group has received widespread praise and helped millions, they have been critiqued and also confronted by many ethical dilemmas, particularly how to operate in challenging contexts of extreme violence, or political repression. Moreover a critical issue is if the organization should stay focused on its commitment to neutrality and impartiality or if sometimes it is necessary to take sides or call for particular political actions (as the organization has done several times in its history). Most recently Doctors without Borders has been banned from operating in the Rakhine state of Mynamar (see and continues to be confronted by many challenging ethical decisions about how and where to operate. At times the organization has operated in very challenging contexts and chosen to withdraw such as from Somalia in 2013 due to security threats after working there for over 12 years, see MSF, there has been a virtual explosion of organizations using the beyond/without borders name with likely more than 100+ around the world. There are a number of reasons for this dramatic increase. The first is the incredible work of doctors without borders and the widespread impact the organization has had on saving lives and also pushing for access in many of the world's key humanitarian crises. Second, is the name itself is quite catchy and can be an effective way of convening individuals and professionals together for collective action. Third is building on the strong brand or identity name created by Doctors without Borders can help create more legitimacy for newer efforts.There are a number of key questions and issues to consider when examining the beyond/without borders movement.1) Reach and Impact of a particular organization - Given that there now countless organizations using this model it is always important to investigate a particular organization to ascertain the reach, legitimacy and impact of its work.2) Ethics - It is essential to that each organization has clear ethical guidelines that outline how the organization views its work and ethical practice in challenging humanitarian and political contexts. How does the organization deal with issues of corruption, political repression? How is neutrality and impartially operationalized? Does the organization engage in reflective practice and engage in transparent writing about ethical challenges? For example Doctors without Borders engaged in strong reflection about the nature of their work (see a recent accountability statement, that can serve as learning and guidance for the larger field.3) Power and Representation - One of the key issues facing many organizations is are they adequately and ethically representing their diverse professions as well as the populations they seek to serve. Are they engaging in culturally appropriate and ethical communications to raise awareness about particular causes, or producing "poverty porn" that exploits others to raise much needed funds. Is the organization only engaging in North-South assistance or working in their home regions as well?There are many other issues of ethics, power and impact that need to be explored. Feel free to suggest your own.Below please find a beginning list of X organization beyond/without borders (that deal with themes that PCDN addresses such as peacebuilding, development, social entrepreneurship, gender, etc.). It is important to note as highlighted above this is not a complete list (please suggest your additions) and no other organization has achieved the scope/scale of Doctors without Borders. Also, listing a particular institution shouldn't be seen as an endorsement of their work.LIST OF BEYOND/WITHOUT BORDER ORGANIZATIONS1) Mediators Beyond Borders - Building a More Peace "Able" World - Has been in existence for over seven years and seeks to build local skills for peace and promotes mediation worldwide.2) MBAs without Borders -an initiative of Pyxera Global that embeds MBA’s business acumen and professional skills in local non-governmental organizations, social enterprises and bi- and multilateral development programs Through long-term technical assistance and market-based strategies, MBAs Without Borders Advisors enable enterprises, government agencies, and civil society organizations in emerging and frontier markets to acquire, utilize, and adapt the latest management tools and techniques needed to strengthen institutional capacity, improve service provision and support systemic change.3)Clowns without Borders -  offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. We bring levity, contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives.4) Architects without Borders -  provides ecologically sensitive + culturally appropriate design assistance to communities in need locally and abroad.5) Reporters without Borders - Founded in 1985 has two main areas of activity, one focused on Internet Censorship and the New Media, and the other devoted to providing material, financial and psychological assistance to journalists assigned to dangerous areas.6) Teachers without Borders - connects teachers to information and each other to create local change on a global scale.7) Acupuncturists without Borders - vision is to foster the creation of stable, peaceful global communities through its community-based acupuncture services and training which interrupt the cycles of unresolved trauma.8) Engineers without Borders - is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders.9) Avocats Sans Frontieres - is an international NGO specialised in defending human rights and supporting justice.10) Bankers without Borders - on a mission to end abject poverty around the world by powering a global "skillanthropy" movement. We harness the skills and services of the world’s brightest minds and institutions to accelerate the progress of social entrepreneurs dedicated to connecting the poor to their potential.
11) Women Without Borders - brings together courageous and determined women to create a new female security paradigm. We advocate for a future without fear, suppression and violence.
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

HHH alum Bai featured as UMN Global Scholar

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:07
Reprinted from: Global Scholar Profiles: Highlighting the U of M’s international scholarsMandy Bai at China Center,  from People’s Republic of China As the Assistant Director at the U of MN China Center, Mandy Bai drives the China Center’s scholarship programs, community outreach and corporate engagement on a daily basis. In order to better support all colleges and satellite campuses, she led a team to create the China Center e-newsletter that keeps faculty and administrators as well as community stakeholders aware of the China-related news on campus. She also leads the customized Chinese culture workshop program and presents to study abroad classes on campus and to the Minnesota business community. In 2013 she served on the planning committee for President Kaler’s Greater China trip. In 2014, as the University of Minnesota celebrates its 100th year of history with China, Ms. Bai is working closely with her team to curate the UMN-China 100th anniversary history exhibit, to interview representatives of excellent Chinese alumni, and to plan various domestic and international events which highlight the U’s glorious history with China and enhance the U’s reputation in China. 
As an active Minnesota Chinese community member, Ms. Bai serves on the board of U.S. – China Business Connections (UCBC).

Before joining the China Center in 2012, she also worked at the Carlson Global Institute on education abroad programs across Asia, South America, and Europe from 2010-2012, and as a Training Program Manager at the China Center from 2007-2010.

Ms. Bai received her B.A. in English and International Studies from China Foreign Affairs University, M.A. in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2007, and M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management in 2010.


ILO Forum China Prog Off (Wash DC)

Mon, 2015-07-20 17:02
China Program Officer International Labor Rights Forum (Washington, DC) This material is cross-posted from Stateside China Jobs and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.  This is meant for information sharing purposes only.      Posted: July 16, 2015 | Job Type: Full Time The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is a human rights organization that advocates for workers globally. We hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; we advance policies and laws that protect workers; and we strengthen workers’ ability to advocate for their rights. More information about ILRF is available at
ILRF seeks a China Program Officer who has worked with Chinese academics and civil society groups on strategies to improve workers’ rights. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires significant international travel. The Program Officer reports to ILRF’s Legal and Policy Director and coordinates ILRF’s programs in China, working closely with the ILRF policy and legal teams and local partners, ensuring all grant reporting and proposal writing is completed in a timely and high quality manner.
Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate the day-to-day administration of ILRF’s China Program:
  • Monitor project implementation by:
  • Communicating, as regularly as possible, with implementers electronically or face-to-face as necessary (in English and Chinese);
  • Reviewing and analyzing partner data to produce quarterly reports;
  • Coordinating with supervisor and relevant internal staff on project implementation;
  • Identify, research, and make recommendations for individual, foundation, and organizational funding prospects;
  • Manage funder relations by updating and meeting regularly with funders;
  • Work with finance staff to update budgets and ensure narrative and financial reports are well-coordinated and high quality;
  • Conduct research to remain up-to-date on rule of law, labor, economic, and civil society issues in China, as well as to update relevant staff as needed;
  • Complete special projects as needed; and
  • Travel frequently to China.
  • Experience developing or implementing capacity-building programs
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills in English
  • Experience applying for grants, including writing applications and producing reports
  • The ability to work within deadlines while handling two or more projects at once
  • A strong interest in workers’ rights and economic justice
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, including reading and writing
ILRF has a generous benefits package. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Employment status: full-time, exempt, bargaining unit. Reports to: Policy and Legal Director.
To apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and a writing sample in both English and Mandarin to before August 4th, 2015. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
ILRF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and persons with diverse gender and sexual identities.
This description does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise.
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MPP Van Siclen working with Inherit Your Rights in Tanzania

Mon, 2015-07-20 16:36
This summer, I have been working with Inherit Your Rights, a women’s rights NGO in Arusha, Tanzania. Inherit Your Rights is a legal aid organization that originally focused on providing counseling and support for widows, who are often denied any share of their husband’s property after his death. In the last couple of years, IYR has expanded their work to include a broader spectrum of women’s rights and human rights issues. While our clients are still primarily widows involved in inheritance disputes, we also provide legal advocacy for women dealing with divorce, custody, and domestic violence cases. In addition, IYR teaches a human rights training course for women’s collective groups in Arusha and the surrounding area.
I have been researching Tanzanian law and customs around women’s rights, helping to develop training materials on topics including inheritance, property rights, marriage and divorce, and domestic violence. I am also developing a children’s rights training curriculum for IYR, which will be used in schools and children’s groups.
A couple of weeks ago, IYR celebrated the graduation of the first group to complete the 16-week women’s rights training course. The skills and knowledge learned in IYR’s courses can help the participants to gain employment in human rights or legal organizations and to become advocates within their communities. We have started training with three more women’s groups this month, and the new children’s rights curriculum will start being taught in schools this fall (unfortunately, after I leave!). It has been inspiring to work with such engaged and passionate staff and to hear the stories of our clients, who are sometimes facing incredible odds in navigating Tanzania’s incredibly complex legal system. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet these women and to be involved in IYR’s work, if only for a few short months.
(Photo: The first cohort of graduates from IYR's training program.)--
Renee Van SiclenMaster of Public Policy Candidate '16Humphrey School of Public AffairsUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities

International Adviser, Myanmar Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:18
Note: 2 positions open, see Policy & Communication Officer position below this one. Deadline for each is Aug. 15

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.  

Key role: Provide substantive and technical advice to assist the strategic growth and development of the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP) to increase the participation of women in the peace process and secure gendered perspectives in the peace process outcomes.
Specific tasks:1.     Assist with all elements of the work of the Alliance including analysis, activity design, monitoring and evaluation, internal and external relations and communications.2.     Provide support to staff to respond to requests from AGIPP members, peace organisations, the Government, the military, ethnic armed organizations, the United Nationalities Federal Council, and relevant others for information and analysis related to gender justice in the peace process.3.     Provide regular updates (quarterly) to AGIPP members about the peace process including upcoming opportunities to focus on gender justice and women’s participation.4.     Mentor and/or coach AGIPP staff to learn new skills and consolidate existing abilities.5.     Through to the end of 2015 assist with the establishment of an AGIPP office in Yangon.6.     Provide technical support to managing the AGIPP website and social media. 7.     Assist with human resource policy development for staff.8.     Provide support to engage donors regarding the sustainable funding of the Alliance.9.     Oversee donor reporting and audits.10.  Assist with narrative and financial reporting to donors.11.  Assist with regular reporting to the AGIPP Management Committee and Steering Committee on implementation of objectives.12.  Facilitate Steering Committee meetings as required and appropriate.13.  Support the development of strategic networking and relationship building with AGIPP members, relevant government departments, ethnic armed groups, political parties, international organisations and donors.14.  Other tasks as appropriate and required.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:1.     At least ten years relevant work experience in women’s rights, gender equality, international relations and peacebuilding.2.     Graduate degree.3.     Theoretical and operational knowledge of, and clear commitment to, women’s rights and gender justice.4.     Detailed knowledge of the Women, Peace and Security policy agenda, global networks and processes.5.     Experience working in a low income country.6.     Experience as an embedded or seconded adviser helpful.7.     Experience of budget management.8.      Experience in policy analysis, and implementation in a fragile, war affected or transitional context.9. Experience and/or understanding of diversity and gender mainstreaming approaches, policies, techniques and challenges.10. Experience working within a multicultural team.11. Communication skills including effective use of social media and websites and/or willingness to learn.12.  Flexibility and adaptability.13.  Knowledge of the Myanmar peace process.14.  Fluent written English skills and demonstrable analytical ability and capacity to write and edit articles, reports etc. 15.  Experience in mentoring, coaching and capacity development.
About the Alliance: AGIPP is a national initiative developed in 2014. It has a Steering Committee of seven organisations (Gender and Development Initiative, Gender Equality Network, Kachin State Women Network, Mon Women’s Network, Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, Women and Peace Action Network (Shan State), Women’s League of Burma, and WON/WIN-Peace). The Alliance has been created to specifically focus on increasing the participation of women in the peace process. This will include a wide range of activities including but not limited to, the development of policy papers, outreach to decision-makers and the media, the development of a vibrant website and social media presence, providing timely analysis in a range of languages. Formal funding commences from October 2015.
The Secretariat will comprise of four staff: Coordinator, Policy and Communications Officer, Administration and Finance Officer. The Adviser will support three national staff and member organisations with strategic advice, drafting and communications support, project oversight, capacity building and more. The position is funded for two years with the likelihood of renewal thus a long term commitment is preferred. This position will be both challenging and rewarding and require someone with a demonstrable commitment to feminist principles for enhancing capacity and organisational development. The position will report to, and be supported by, a small Management Committee.
Location: Yangon, with travel within the country expected periodically.Salary range: A competitive package will be offered.Indicative timelines for the process: 15 August deadline; through September interviews will be conducted; position commences in October.
Application Process: To apply for this position send an email to by 15 August. Late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
For the application you need to:1.     Attach your CV/resume (4 pages max.) including a short cover letter (2 pages max.) outlining your experience and salary expectations. Total of six pages in one document.2.     Attach an example of a report, paper, study, and article you have written within the last two years that demonstrates your writing abilities as well as knowledge of gender justice, peace processes or another relevant topic.Providing these two elements is essential: Applications without these elements or that are over the page specifications will not be considered. 
 For more information or clarifications write to:

Policy and Communication Officer - Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process MyanmarPosition summary: To implement agreed activities related to policy and communication of the agreed activities of AGIPP in order to increase the participation of women in the peace process and secure gendered perspectives in the peace process outcomes.
Specific tasks:1.            Design and draft regular updates (quarterly) to AGIPP members on relevant information on the peace process including upcoming opportunities to focus on gender justice and women’s participation.2.            Assist in the development of position and policy papers related to gender justice in the peace process put forward by AGIPP including analysis and drafting text.3.            Implement and manage effective external communications including social media and outreach to journalists. 4.            Manage the AGIPP website and ensure its regular updating.5.            Manage the translation of AGIPP materials into various languages.6.            Respond to requests from the Government, the military, Ethnic Armed Organizations, the United Nationalities Federal Council, and relevant others for information and analysis related to gender justice in the peace process.7.            Assist in the development of the AGIPP annual general meeting (October 2015).8.            Contribute to donor reporting.9.            Contribute to the regular progress reports to the AGIPP Management Committee and Steering Committee on implementation of objectives.10.          Foster connections and relationships with AGIPP members, relevant government departments, ethnic armed groups and political parties.11.          Foster AGIPP relationships with international organizations and donors.12.          Other tasks as appropriate and required.
Skills and experience:1.            Knowledge of, and commitment to, women’s rights and gender justice.2.            Graduate degree or relevant work experience.3.            Communication skills including social media and websites.4.            Good knowledge of website management preferable.5.            Knowledge of, and commitment to, women’s rights and gender justice.6.            Knowledge of the peace process.7.            Ability to write and edit articles, reports etc. in Burmese and English desirable.8.            Ability to work in Burmese and English desirable.
AGIPP is a Myanmar led national initiative. It has a Steering Committee of seven organisations (Gender and Development Initiative, Gender Equality Network, Kachin State Women Network, Mon Women’s Network, Nyein (Shalom) Foundation, Women and Peace Action Network (Shan State), Women’s League of Burma, and WON/WIN-Peace). It will be hosted physically within the office of the Nyein Foundation until office space is secured. The Secretariat will comprise of four staff: Coordinator, Policy and Communications Officer, Administration and Finance Officer, and an international Adviser who will provide support to AGIPP staff on members on technical (e.g. communications outreach) and substantive matters (e.g. policy development).Location: Yangon, with travel within the country expected periodically.Salary range: 1000USD per month exclusive of a communications package of 20,000Kyats per month.How to apply: By 15 August send a letter outlining your experience (max. 2 pages) and a CV (max. 4 pages) to in English or Burmese. Late applications will not be accepted or reviewed.Broad timelines for the process: Up to 15 August application period; through September interviews will be conducted; position starts in October.

Mercy Corps, Dir of Conflict Management Programs (Nigeria)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:16
Click here to view the original listing and apply
Job Description
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:Mercy Corps works in fragile and conflict-affected environments to build secure, productive, and just communities. We believe that transitional environments – countries affected by civil wars, economic and political crisis, or natural disasters – offer tremendous opportunities for positive change. Since the late 1990s, Mercy Corps has managed over 100 peacebuilding projects in over 30 countries and regions, making Mercy Corps a true leader in the field. We currently implement 34 peacebuilding programs in some of the world’s toughest places. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps is currently implementing a UKAID-funded program called Conciliation in Nigeria through Community-Based Conflict Management and Cooperative Use of Resources (CONCUR), the GHR Foundation-funded Inter-religious Peacebuilding in Northern Nigerian (IPNN) program, the DRL-funded Promoting Peaceful Communities around Elections (PPCE), and the USAID-funded Engaging Communities for Peace in Nigeria (ECPN). Mercy Corps is actively engaged in program design for the Northeast, including countering violent extremism and community peacebuilding. Mercy Corps also provides technical assistance in conflict sensitivity to programs around Nigeria and leads coordination bodies aimed at reducing conflict across Nigeria’s diverse regions.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:The Director of Conflict Management Programs will provide leadership and strategic vision for Mercy Corps’ portfolio of conflict management programs in Nigeria. S/he will work with the Country Director to pursue new programming opportunities and will serve as a liaison to external bodies, including donors and other organizations, in the area of conflict mitigation. The Director will also raise the profile of Mercy Corps Nigeria conflict programming through increased communications and dissemination of research and lessons around peacebuilding, governance, and economic development. S/he will lead the technical direction of conflict programming and will be responsible for the successful implementation of conflict management initiatives, providing overall management and supervisory guidance for current and future conflict programming. S/he will ensure effective coordination and information management across various conflict programs and will work to integrate best practices in conflict sensitivity across Mercy Corps Nigeria. 
New Initiatives
  • In coordination with the Country Director and other relevant personnel and counterparts, identify new initiatives that foster and/ or improve the strategic objectives of the country office, whether utilizing existing resources or requiring program/ project development.
  • Lead development of identified new initiatives.
  • Actively pursue applications of Mercy Corps program models to emerging conflict environments in Nigeria and integrate conflict programming into other Mercy Corps initiatives.

Communication and Representation
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Serve as leader in coordination groups across conflict management programs in the country and provide thought leadership external to Mercy Corps.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, subgrantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
  • Promote MCN conflict management programs within the agency, through communication about program successes with Headquarters and other country offices.

Technical Leadership and Strategy
  • Improve quality of conflict management programs through innovation, active pursuit of lessons learned, adaptability to changing dynamics, and integration of related programming for increased impact.
  • As a strategic leader, actively participate in management meetings and country-wide strategy sessions.
  • Design and pursue research initiatives designed to increase the evidence base around Mercy Corps conflict programming, integrated peacebuilding and development, countering violent extremism, and other related areas.
  • Liaise with other entities conducting related research to ensure coordination of efforts. 
  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm to other MCN programs.
  • Strengthen linkages with other internal agency units to drive forward quality and innovation of MCN conflict management programming.

Program Management
  • Provide leadership and strategic vision in all aspects of program implementation, development and management.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles, values and strategic plan.
  • Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations.
  • Oversee performance of relevant consortium partners and sub-grantees.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites and ensure quality program implementation.

Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:
  • Create a work atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development of excellent personnel at all levels.
  • Implement, and ensure all staff are effectively using, the performance planning and management system, establishing performance expectations and regularly providing constructive feedback. 
  • Promote accountability by conducting staff annual performance reviews with direct supervisees, and ensuring that supervisory staff do the same.  
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps' agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Accountability to Beneficiaries:Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Conflict Management Program Staff (direct supervision of 6 team managers/advisors; overall conflict team strengths: 14 team members.
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:  Country Director, Nigeria
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Mercy Corps Operations and Finance teams, other Program Managers/Directors, Regional Director, and counterparts in neighboring MC country offices. The Director works directly with relevant Mercy Corps headquarters units as necessary, including Mercy Corps’ global Conflict Management and Governance teams, Economic and Market Development team and various administrative/financial units.
  • MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, international development or other relevant field.
  • Eight+ years of international development experience including at least three years in a management position.
  • At least three years of experience living and working in developing countries, particularly in conflict-affected areas.
  • Strong understanding of various donor compliance issues.
  • Experience in proposal development and identification of new initiatives.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing, editing, and presentations.
  • Strong management skills and experience managing multiple personnel, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Experience managing programs in conflict management and peacebuilding, with additional experience in governance and/or economic development programs preferred
  • Understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context of Nigeria, or West Africa.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

SUCCESS FACTORS:The successful Director of Conflict Management Programs will combine experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships and exceptional management skills. S/he will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in the region. S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development, and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:This position will be based in Abuja with up to 40% travel, primarily to program locations within the Middle Belt and Northeast and other conflict-affected states, where security is at times high-risk. Security in Abuja is generally good, although there are times when security is an issue.  Housing, health care, water, electricity and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from Abuja Airport.Abuja is an accompanied location suitable for spouse/partner and/or dependents.Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Job Location
Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
Position Type

Amnesty International - human rights education coordinator - Global Operations (Mexico)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:14
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.   Click here to view the original listing and apply!
  • Closing Date: 4 August 2015
  • Directorate: Global Operations
  • Location: Mexico
  • Type: Permanent
  • Working Hours: 35
  • Salary: $68,536
Regional Human Rights Education Coordinator – (Regional Office Mexico)
Amnesty International is shifting its centralized International Secretariat (IS) into a more strong, coherent and visible presence in strategic locations in the global South. In the Americas, we are developing a stronger presence by opening a regional office in Mexico City and de-concentrating some of the functions we currently base in the International Secretariat office in London, including our human rights education capacity. Being closer to the ground will enable us to operate with greater speed and relevance and to be more agile and responsible to the demands of our human rights agenda.Amnesty International’s Regional Office is looking for an experienced Human Rights Education Coordinator to coordinate and manage the development and implementation of regional, and where appropriate, national human rights education strategies, plans and projects in the Americas.  ABOUT THE ROLEAccess to human rights education creates the foundation for a rights respecting society, for (re)claiming rights. It underpins Amnesty’s human rights work.You will contribute to the development of global, regional and national HRE plans, strategies and projects, coordinate the implementation of human rights education work online and offline, ensure the alignment with global and regional campaigns, contribute the human rights education perspective in the region to internal AI policies, approaches, strategies, activism and research.
You will provide advice and capacity building support to sections, structures and other Amnesty International entities within the region in order to deliver effective human rights education, programming and practice and methodology. Influencing standard setting/ policy to promote the right to human rights education and advocate for human rights education and access to human rights education on the regional level. Your will raise the visibility of human rights education work, methodology sharing, promoting impact of human rights education within and outside the organization. Learn from experiences to improve the work; ensure internal and external accountability of the resources used and the results obtained; Prove the contribution of human rights education to change; Develop identifying and share innovative human rights education projects. Identify and conceptualize human rights education work with potential for successful fundraising, provide and present human rights education work in a way that helps to attract donors.
ABOUT YOUWith experience of working in human rights education, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of the socio-political and economic context as well as experience of formal and non-formal educational structures and environments in the region and global human rights education trends. You have substantial experience of developing strategies for human rights education as well as conducting human rights education programmes and projects. You must also have experience and an understanding of membership organizations, and the capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team, often under pressure. Experience in working in a matrix management structure is advantageous. You have background in human rights education with the ability to identify opportunities to ensure impactful work in this field. You have demonstrated understanding of human rights education methodology, including Education Technology and its implications. Understanding of a participative approach and experience-based learning Awareness of the implications of cultural diversity for effective delivery of training programmes. With your extensive experience of working from the Americas region, you have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of work in the field. As a human rights educator you need the ability to develop visions, objectives and strategies to achieve goals of the human rights education programme. Ability to inspire others to contribute to the set goals and objectives. Ability to assess changing situations and to offer strategic direction in new contexts. Ability to lead, influence and persuade own teams, colleagues and partners within and outside Amnesty to contribute to the set goals. Demonstrated ability to analyse complex global and regional situations in order to determine information needed; identify key stakeholders, alternative courses of action; impact of specific decisions and to devise creative solutions based on findings.You have excellent written and verbal Spanish and English. French and/or Portuguese language skills will be an asset.
ABOUT USAmnesty International’s aim is simple: for every person to enjoy all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Independent, impartial, international and influential, we campaign to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. Already our network of over five million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected for everyone, everywhere.Please be aware of time differences - this role closes at 11:59PM UK TIME  on the above stated closing date.Salary: $68,536US. Paid in Mexican Pesos of circa $884,083 pesos p.a
All salaries stated inclusive of local statutory allowances.Please note that any salary figure given is the gross figure, earnings will be subject to relevant local taxation.DOCUMENTS

Life and Peace Institute Executive Director (Uppsala, Sweden)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:08
LPI seeks Executive DirectorThe Life & Peace Institute seeks an Executive Director for its head office in Uppsala, Sweden, to start in January 2016. Formal qualifications and/or relevant experience in management are essential, while qualifications/experience in development and peace building disciplines are desirable. The Executive Director is appointed for a four-year term, with a possible renewal for one further term.Download the full Terms of Reference
We envision a world where peace, justice and nonviolent relations prevail through people's active work and commitment.LPI is an international and ecumenical centre headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, that has been working with peace and conflict issues for 3 decades. Its formation was the result of a major international conference of church leaders at the height of the Cold War in the 1980sfor more details see

Assoc Dir Educ & Action Research, Santa Clara Univ.

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:06
Associate Director of Education and Action Research, Miller Center for Soc Entrep, Santa Clara UniversityPosition TitleAssociate Director of Education and Action ResearchDepartmentMiller Center for Soc. Entrep.Part YearNoFLSA StatusExemptStandard Hours (hours per week)40for more info and to apply see Summary InformationPosition PurposeReporting to the Director of Education and Action Research, the Associate Director of Education and Action Research in the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship leads the “Social Impact Assessment” strategic initiative. Responsibilities include designing and implementing practical research projects with social enterprises in the developing world; convening a SCU faculty interest group in social impact evaluation and measurement; developing curriculum (learning modules, and an undergraduate class); and documenting the collective social impact of the Center’s programs. Reporting to the Director of Education and Action Research, the Associate Director of Education and Action Research in the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship leads the “Social Impact Assessment” strategic initiative. Responsibilities include designing and implementing practical research projects with social enterprises in the developing world; convening a SCU faculty interest group in social impact evaluation and measurement; developing curriculum (learning modules, and an undergraduate class); and documenting the collective social impact of the Center’s programs.Essential Duties and Responsibilities1. Lead action research projects with social entrepreneurs (55%)
a. Develop partnerships with consulting firms to analyze and foster best practices in social impact evaluation in the social enterprise movement (to be done with the Director of External Relations). 
b. Conduct research with a select group of GSBI social enterprises to enhance their impact evaluation through action research projects.
c. Mentor action research projects of Global Social Benefit Fellows.
d. Document and disseminate findings via white papers, journal articles, conference presentations and in other appropriate media.2. Developing social impact evaluation and measurement curriculum (20%)
a. Enhance GSBI curriculum in impact evaluation
i. Develop a toolkit for stage- and sector-appropriate impact measurement systems for Base of the Pyramid economic environments.
ii. Support replication initiatives and GSBI Network partners.
iii. Support Impact Capital Program with messages about impact evaluation.
b. Contribute to the curriculum development of Santa Clara University
i. Develop and teach an undergraduate course titled “Impact Evaluation for Social Justice.”
ii. Coordinate curriculum development (e.g., cases, exercises, and learning activities) to share with other departments and programs.3. Convene a faculty interest group in social impact assessment (15%)
a. Convene, lead and manage a faculty interest group, articulating action research and curriculum development to support the Center’s engagement with GSBI social enterprise partners. 
b. Share information about research needs of the social enterprise movement with participating faculty to determine a shared research agenda. 
c. Coordinate the award of the Center’s seed funding for research projects. 
d. Work with the Director of External Relations in the Center to raise additional funding for these activities. 
e. Write and submit several specific research proposals, in partnership with the Office of Sponsored Projects, to support research evaluating the capacity of social entrepreneurship to address development goals.4. Document the collective social impact of the Center’s programs (10%)
a. Design social impact assessment reporting systems and coordinate the aggregate of data from all departments and program participants.5. Other duties as assigned.Provides Work Directionn/aQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal. 
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
• May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, venders or suppliers.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Typical office environment.
• Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
• Offices with equipment noise.
• Offices with frequent interruptions.Knowledge*SkillsEffective writing skills in a variety of contexts, including white papers, research reports, scholarly journal articles, and similar documents.Abilities*Education and/or ExperiencePhD in a relevant social science discipline.Five years + of practical experience in social impact evaluation and program analysis of development efforts in the Global South (Asia, Africa and/or Latin America). Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the fields of social entrepreneurship, energy poverty, climate resilience, or gender equity.Experience in both quantitative and qualitative social science research, and experience in participatory action research.Experience in undergraduate instruction is a plus, although that is not a focus of this position.Salary Information$2899.42 - $3384.17 semi-monthlyPosting Detail InformationClose Date
Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsPlease include with the application materials, in the writing sample section, three social impact evaluation or measurement reports, that you have authored or coauthored. These may be internal reports, white papers or scholarly journal articles.This is a fixed-term position beginning 9/16/15 – 9/15/16 with the possibility of extension or conversion to regular status dependent on funding and/or business need.

Making Cents International, Business Development Manager (Wash, DC)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:05

Deadline for application submission is July 24, 2015.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.  
  Click here to view the original listing and applyYour Principal Duties:In your role as Business Development Manager you will support the implementation of Making Cents International’s new business development strategy. You will use your knowledge of the proposal process and experience coordinating proposals to gather business intelligence on upcoming bids, contribute to capture efforts, and lead and/or contribute to writing proposals as a sub or prime contractor in response to USAID, Department of State, and other US and international public and private clients. Your interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to represent Making Cents effectively at industry events and partner meetings. Using your strong writing and editing skills, you will work with our technical team to develop communications products that describe Making Cents’ technical competencies and project success stories. Success in this role requires a detail-oriented, proactive individual who enjoys working in a dynamic, small business environment. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Support capture and proposal development efforts, including communication with prime contractors and/or partner organizations.
  • Lead and/or coordinate the development, drafting, and finalizing of technical and cost proposals and budgets with input from technical staff.
  • Contribute to company’s new business development strategy.
  • Track new business opportunities on USG and other funder websites.
  • Maintain new business tracker and consultant database in Salesforce.
  • Maintain and develop new relationships with partners, public- and private-sector clients, and corporate/family foundations.
  • Assist in the recruitment of consultants for proposals.
  • Develop corporate qualifications statements and other marketing materials.
  • Attend conferences and networking events on behalf of Making Cents.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two years’ experience in international development working for a USAID implementing partner.
  • Demonstrated experience working on USAID proposal responses as a prime contractor or subcontractor, including participating in capture efforts, writing technical sections of proposals, and developing proposal budgets.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated MS Office skills, including proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship.

Our ideal candidates are:
  • Graduates of a master’s degree program.
  • Experienced working on proposals for private-sector clients and corporate/family foundations.
  • Demonstrably interested in at least one of Making Cents' technical areas.
  • Detail-oriented, flexible, and able to handle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experienced living and/or working in developing countries.
  • Proficient in one or more foreign languages (French, Arabic, Spanish).

Working Conditions:
Normal office environment, ability to travel in less developed countries up to 10% of the time required.
Company Background:Making Cents International is a woman-owned small business that has been working to increase economic opportunities in developing countries for sixteen years. We are known as a provider of high-quality technical services and a thought leader in the economic growth arena. Our training, technical assistance, and knowledge management activities consistently improve the ability of target populations - especially youth, women, smallholder farmers, and vulnerable populations - to launch and grow businesses, participate in profitable value chains, access finance, and obtain meaningful work. Our services are based on an appreciation of client assets and market needs, capacity building, and a desire to achieve greater sustainable results. Our success is grounded on core competencies that focus on innovation, quality, teamwork, communication, leadership, and knowledge management. Please visit our corporate website and our knowledge management website.
To Apply:  Submit resume and letter of interest online through the Employment Opportunities section of, attention to Tijana Dabic, Vice President, Business Development.

Save the Children - Humanitarian Leadership Academy (London)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:03
  New Recruitment - Funding Manager - LondonClick here to view the original listing and applyNEW RECRUITMENT – FUNDING MANAGER
Farringdon, London Fixed Term – 24 month contract
Closes 26th JulyThis is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial minded individual with drive, fresh ideas and a commitment to high quality work to help us change the face of humanitarian relief.The mission of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is to empower people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy will work with the humanitarian sector and new partners from the technology industry, private sector and universities to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them the training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries.Sustainability is at our core; we’re not a short term solution and sustainable funding is key to this. This role will play a key role in the implementation of our funding strategy, identifying opportunities from traditional and, critically, new innovative income streams at the national, regional and local level. They will develop and maintain key partnerships to meet ambitious targets while focussing on our mission to raise funding sustainably over a far reaching, diverse and committed global donor base.The role will support the development and implementation of a robust funding strategy in line with existing donor agreements. It will manage and progress key relationships and maintain oversight of high value, targeted  grants. The role will work on concept notes and strong programme proposals to secure income from high net worth individuals, corporates, charitable trusts and statutory funders. It will also undertake scoping activities to identify new, innovative untapped income streams for the Academy.You will have experience producing fundraising proposals for donors, charitable trusts and foundations and/or corporates, displaying a skill to present the most complex data in a clear and simple with excellent attention to detail. You will have previous success and expertise in managing complex relationships with donors being an excellent communicator and constantly collaborative in your approach. You will be able to manage financial information and produce high quality communications to engage donors and deliver against income targets.For more information, please click the link.
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.   

Positions open with Millennium Water Alliance (Nairobi, Wash.DC)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:02

This material is cross-posted from MWA website and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
EmploymentPosition: Regional Director, East Africa  The Millennium Water Alliance is looking for an East Africa Regional Director (EARD). This is a full-time permanent position located in Nairobi, Kenya. Salary range is commensurate with experience.  Some international travel will be required, most frequently to Ethiopia and other countries in East Africa. Local candidate preferred. Reporting to the Executive Director, and acting as a senior member of the Program Team, the EARD will:
  • Provide direct management and high-level program support over MWA’s East Africa Country Programs to ensure alignment with the MWA Strategic Plan and national WASH strategies
  • Support national programs to ensure capacity for program quality and impact
  • Ensure national programs’ compliance with financial audits and reporting requirements to MWA and its donors
  • Identify, define and design critical support systems and services – the most critical being knowledge sharing and management information systems
  • Manage local networks of external technical experts in collaboration with the national Program Directors
  • Facilitate exchanges among the East Africa national programs for networking and knowledge sharing
  • Actively represent MWA and participate in sector conferences and forums with a particular focus on Africa
  • Develop and cultivate productive working relationships with multi- and bi-lateral donors and national governments
  • Take a lead role in the development and strategic expansion of MWA’s programming in East Africa through the mobilization of financial, human, intellectual, technological and other in-kind resources to support our core business and overall operations
Position: WASH Program OfficerPosition Type: Full time Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field required (social sciences, economics, engineering); Relevant Advanced Degree desired (MPH, MEng, MA in related field)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Language(s): English
Reports to:  Executive Director
 The WASH Program Officer will work in close collaboration with the Programs Team (domestic and field-based) to manage MWA’s multi-NGO WASH programs globally.  Responsibilities include:Translating Research into Action

Mercy Corps, Protection Advisor (Portland, Or)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:02
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.  Protection Advisor - US
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Job Description
Mercy Corps’ Youth, Gender and Girls (Y2G) Technical Support Unit helps our country teams design, implement and evaluate high quality programs that understand and respond to the unique needs of men, women, boys and girls. The Y2G researches how different individuals perceive and respond to shocks and stresses. With field teams, the Y2G team learns how to best cultivate avenues for youth, both boys and girls, to gain more access and influence in their communities. Y2G help teams link this information to their objectives to ensure smart, responsive and effective programing and projects.
During 2014 and 2015, Mercy Corps conducted an internal assessment to better understand our strengths and areas of growth in the protection sector. Findings confirmed that the agency will benefit from increased technical expertise on the headquarter-based technical support unit. As a part of the Y2G team, the Protection Advisor will provide technical support to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection sector programming as well lead efforts to mainstream protection across the program portfolio. This position will have an emphasis on capacity building and helping teams to consistently meet industry and Mercy Corps protection policies and minimum standards. This position will work in close coordination with the Prevention and Compliance Specialist on the Human Resources Services team.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Agency Protection Strategy and Prioritization 
• Lead agency-wide protection capacity building initiatives through developing and delivering trainings on protection mainstreaming and specialized areas of protection for key staff at HQ and field-level.
• Coordinate with the Humanitarian Capacity Building Initiative (internal) to ensure protection capacity building tools are integrated into the overall initiative. Priority will be on ensuring new and existing complex crises teams have the training, tools and resources to effectively implement protection mainstreaming standards. 
• Help provide/propose corrective measures to programming where needed and/or promote success in our protection portfolio. 
• Identify and collate evidence base of promising practices; support dissemination and ensure that new programming is informed by this learning. 
• Establish learning group of field members engaged in protection to help share experiences, challenges, successes, tools, as well as encourage on-going dialogue and learning across teams. 
• Develop recommended protection indicators and supporting measurement tools to contribute to agency measurement initiative. 
• Work closely with the Safeguarding, Prevention and Compliance Specialist to ensure that Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Community Accountability Response Mechanisms (CARM) training roll out is coordinated and reinforced.
Technical Support to Country Teams
• Advise country teams on technical aspects of specialized protection programming and protection mainstreaming throughout the program cycle, ensuring a unified and effective approach to protection within Mercy Corps.
• Conduct field monitoring visits to provide in-person advice and ensure verification that tools and resources are being applied to meet minimum standards.
• Write and provide technical input to proposals on protection mainstreaming and appropriate protection programming. 
• Develop and adapt protection tools and resources as required to improve quality.
• Support field teams in the recruitment of protection team members and consultants.
• Attend protection sector meetings; present and publicize MC’s protection work globally and build links with protection stakeholders to share knowledge, experience and ideas.
• Support Mercy Corps to raise its profile on protection with key donors.
• Link to advocacy team to promote protection concerns, where viable.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Gender Advisor
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Y2G team, Safeguarding, Prevention and Compliance Specialist, Strategic Response and Global Emergencies team, country teams, other technical support units
• Master of Social Work, MA in international studies, political science or other relevant area strongly preferred
• 5-7 years of experience, including significant time spent living and working internationally and in humanitarian contexts required
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working in the protection sector, including gender-based violence, child protection or other protection areas
• Experience managing humanitarian response programs including both personnel and budget management
• Strong English writing skills
• Intermediate or high level of fluency in at least one other language preferred with French preferable
The successful candidate will have excellent cross-cultural communication skills, an ability to work in matrix teams and across departments, and will be able to encourage teams to adopt new behaviors without direct authority over them. S/he will be a strong strategic thinker – able to see the big picture and prioritize immediate and long term requests accordingly, have well-developed time management skills and a confidence in making agency level recommendations for mainstreaming protection across programs, including to senior leaders. An ability to work closely with existing agency initiatives that share synergies with protection, including agency-wide capacity building efforts and the agency gender and youth strategies is critical.
The position is based in either Portland, Oregon or Washington, DC and it requires up to 30 % travel to global locations.Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Job Location
Portland, Oregon, United States
Position Type
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UN Women: Communications Analyst (New York)

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:01
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
Crossposted from UN Job ListClick here to view the original listing and applyBackgroundUN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.The Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnership Bureau lead the work to develop and implement UN Women’s strategy for interaction with external partners, including for advocacy, communications and for mobilization of support both in terms of political will and financial resources, using effective partnerships with multi-lateral organizations. The staff work together in close collaboration with civil society, the media, private sector and the rest of UN Women.The Communications & Advocacy Section, within the Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau, is responsible for proactively driving the strategic positioning of UN Women through effective communications and advocacy. Under the supervision of and guidance by the Chief of Communications & Advocacy, the Communications Analyst will inform and support the planning of public events at UN Women HQ, delivering protocol and branding support to the respective sections planning the public events. S/he will also, in close collaboration with other sections, develop and coordinate a systematic approach to establishing and maintaining a contact database to support event planning, outreach and knowledge sharing. In addition, s/he will oversee distribution of UN Women communications materials to regional and field offices to support knowledge sharing and increase outreach.Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the guidance of the Chief of Communications & Advocacy, the Communications Analyst will support the organization of UN Women public events and ensure proper protocol and branding thereof through guidance and acting as liaison to the UN Secretariat and other mobilizers in event management. The Communications Analyst will also develop criteria and coordinate with the Information Technology Section the creation of a robust contacts database for UN Women to support the organization in public event planning, distribution of publications and knowledge sharing.Summary of Key Functions:
  • Serves as liaison between UN Women sections, UN Secretariat and external contacts in the planning of UN Women public events for external audiences;
  • Develops criteria and leads, in close collaboration with other relevant sections,  for an integrated UN Women contact database and coordinate establishment thereof with ICT;
  • Oversees distribution in partnership with HQ Facilities, Regional and Field offices for all materials under the purview of the Communications & Advocacy section.
Builds and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders for public event planning:
  • Supervised by the Chief of the Section, serves as the focal point for public events between UN Women sections planning events and UN Secretariat sections such as Protocol, Special Events, Security, UNTV/Webcast and others;
  • Liaises with colleagues in Communications & Advocacy section to coordinate branding, AV, publications, social media, event promotion and other communications elements at events;
  • Provides guidance on necessary services and vendors, such as interpreters or producers, and on guest management;
  • Develops and maintains logistics and guidance notes for use by UN Women with a view to enhance knowledge  in event management;
  • Produces streamlined templates of communications and branding materials for use by UN Women sections organizing events;
  • Leads the development of a  vendor roster for event-related  needs;
  • Leads and coordinates event management for all events organized by the Communications and Advocacy section.
Coordinates establishment of an integrated contact database for UN Women:
  • Analyzes needs for contact database; based on these, leads the development of  relevant criteria for the system;
  • Coordinates establishment of the database in close collaboration with ICT;
  • Develops and delivers tutorials for UN Women Administrators to facilitate an organization-wide system of continuous updates by each section.
Oversees distribution of communications materials:
  • Oversees distribution of publications and communications material produced by the Communications & Advocacy section to New York-based stakeholders and UN Women regional and field offices;
  • To that end, serves as the focal point with regional and field colleagues to ascertain needs for such publications;
  • Coordinates with UN Women HQ Facilities to ensure delivery of needed Communications & Advocacy publications and materials;
  • Ensures the drafting of relevant correspondence for distribution of Communications & Advocacy publications and materials;
  • Systematizes distribution processes for the section for the upcoming year.
Impact of ResultsThis position will impact brand consistency of UN Women and heighten visibility for the organization by ensuring proper protocols at public events and increasing outreach to relevant stakeholders. The position will also bring an efficiency gain to the organization by streamlining the organization of public events as well as outreach and providing guidance to sections across UN Women Headquarters.CompetenciesCore values and Guiding principles:Integrity:
  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Respect for Diversity:
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:Ethics and Values:
  • Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity.
Organizational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
  • Self-development, initiative-taking.
Working in Teams:
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
Communicating Information and Ideas:
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
  • Creating synergies through self-control.
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
  • Managing conflict.
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
  • Informed and transparent decision.
Functional Competencies:
  • Proven experience in event coordination and partnership development;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Good understanding of IT tools;
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and presentation skills;
  • Knowledge of UN Women and gender equality issues an important asset.
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 2 years of experience in communications, including event design and branding.
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN working language is an asset.
  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Note:In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Peacebuilding UK, girl's empowerment consultant

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:00
Consultant to develop evaluation model for girls' empowerment, North Caucasus/Russia  This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.  Peacebuilding UK (, a UK-based charity running children- and youth-focused programming in Russia and Ukraine, seeks to hire a consultant for the development and application of an evaluation methodology for adolescent girls’ programming in Russia’s North Caucasus region. This program was launched in 2012 and in fall 2015 will start its fourth year. It was designed by a coalition of local women’s NGOs and is jointly led by them, and reaches more than 1000 girls per year. Peacebuilding UK provides development support and technical expertise, as required, to the project. 

The consultant will observe and analyze our extracurricular program for adolescent girls, design an evaluation model of girls’ human rights and empowerment outcomes based on appropriate existing models and the specific context of the region, train program staff in how to apply this measuring model to their ongoing assessment of program outcomes, conduct an evaluation of outcomes among program graduates and participants and prepare a report of the findings. 
For this purpose, the consultant will:
  • Conduct initial desk review of program materials and relevant evaluation methods
  • Travel to Russia’s North Caucasus for a two-month period between September and November 2015
  • Familiarize herself with the program and the specific context of women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment in the region
  • Observe the ongoing program, interview program staff and conduct surveys among program participants and graduates as well as other stakeholders
  • Design a methodology to measure and quantify outcomes such as girls’ empowerment, human rights, safety, assertiveness etc., based on existing methodologies developed by institutions like ICRW as well as on the specific context of the North Caucasus region.
  • Train program staff in applying the methodology in their routine reporting and self-assessment and provide implementation support
  • Review current reporting and self-assessment forms and adjust them to reflect the new methodology
  • Prepare a full evaluation report using the newly developed methodology, including recommendations for adjustments and improvements that may lead to stronger outcomes
  • Liaise with Peacebuilding UK staff and program advisers at all stages about progress
We are looking for candidates who:
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to promoting women’s and girls’ human rights, equality, freedom and opportunity, and to community-based activism that creates this change
  • Have a strong track record of evaluating programs empowering women and girls
  • Ideally, have some background in girls’ empowerment, girls extracurricular education etc.
  • Ideally, have developed measurement methodologies for women’s and girls’ human rights and equality
  • Have experience in research and analytical roles as well as in activism, working with grass-roots organizations and working in difficult, post-conflict and/or patriarchal communities in the global South
  • Have experience training and mentoring community-based activists
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and take initiative, have problem-solving capacities, flexibility, reliability, diplomacy and patience, ability to work under stressful and difficult conditions, good time management and communication skills
  • advanced degrees in gender studies, education, sociology, political science, international relations or development, human rights, public policy or management (or any other combined with relevant experience)
  • at least 5 years of professional experience, post graduation, in a relevant field
  • speak Russian well enough to conduct all interviews, observation and training, with little or no interpretation support
  • excellent, proven technical writing skills (a relevant writing sample will be requested from candidates invited for interviews) in English
  • must be able to travel to Russia visa-free or to obtain a Russian business visa
  • must be available for two months, preferably in one block, in fall 2015
Peacebuilding UK will cover all travel and housing expenses, provide a living stipend during the consultant's time in the North Caucasus, assist with visa arrangements and pay an agreed fee.
Interested candidates should send their resumes and a cover letter to Chris Hunter at The cover letter should contain information about the candidate’s experience with evaluation methodologies, especially for measuring progress on women’s and girls’ human rights and empowerment, as well as experience as a grass-roots activist or supporting grass-roots activists. We will request writing samples, fee requirements and references from candidates after an initial interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and a decision will be made before the end of August 2015.

Search for Common Ground Prog Assoc (Bangui, CAR)

Mon, 2015-07-20 13:59
Program Associate - Bangui, Central African Republic  This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.    The OrganisationSearch for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organisation that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organisations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff and approximately 80 consultants and interns worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 56 offices in 35 countries.The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff who love their work.  The Program SFCG currently has programs in seventeen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. SFCG also implements regional programming addressing cross-national programming. SFCG is implementing 5 projects in the CAR, focusing on reconcilitation and strengthening community security throughout the country.Summary of Position This position will be a support function to SFCG’s program in CAR, and most specifically to the country director. The position will be responsible for programmatic support, including program reporting, and administrative assistance. The position will work closely with SFCG’s Country director, supporting in managing his agenda. In addition to capturing results and contributing to program implementation, will engage in donor contacts, engage in humanitarian fora and write reports and proposals. The position holder will be supervised by the Country Director, and will work with SFCG’s Africa Team on reports and proposal writing. A main focus of the work will be to strengthen the capacities of local staff in various domains, including report writing and planning skills.Responsibilities 
  • Strengthen the capacities of local staff in various domains, notably IT and writing skills in both English and French
  • Support reporting mechanisms on programming in the Central African Republic
  • Repsonsibly for communication on our results trought the website, succes stories, blogs, updates, including video-  and photo-material
  • Work with the country director and program managers to support the production of donor reports and program updates, ensuring results-oriented focus and quality reporting
  • Support the development of complementary programs, including program design, and proposal-writing as required
  • Act as personal assistant to the country director, managing his travels, meetings and agenda
  • Attend representational meetings such as NGO coordination, etc.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences, conflict resolution, international development, African Studies, or a related field; Masters’ degree preferred
  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience, preferably in conflict resolution, peace-building, development and/or media
  • Strong French and English writing skills, including experience producing proposals, reports, newsletters, and other informational documents
  • Experience with producing reports to USAID, UNICEF, UNHCR and other donors
  • Experience working outside of country of origin preferred
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural team
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and coordinate and compile information from various sources
  • Willingness to regularly travel on short notice within the country
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal relationship
  • Flexibility and good humor
Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience, with excellent benefitsTo Apply:  Application Deadline: August 15, 2015. Please apply at be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site for full details of our work.

International Consultant - Civic Education for Women & Girls (Tunis, Tunisia)

Mon, 2015-07-20 13:57
International Consultant - Civic Education for Women & Girls for the CEGF Preparatory Workshop - Tunis, Tunisia  This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.organd appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.    Crossposted from UN Job ListClick here to view the original listing and applyBackgroundUNDP Libya is seeking a qualified and motivated International consultant in the capacity of Civic Education for Women & Girls for the CEGF Preparatory Workshop in Tunis, to support “Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition (SCELT)” project of UNDP Libya, in the development of draft curriculum and methodologies related to civic education, designing the assigned sessions, provide presentations, lead and guide the group discussion and preparation of workshop session report based on the inputs and discussions from the assigned secession.Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the UNDP CTA on the thematic areas and of CLIC in terms of workshop management agendas, curriculum, logistics etc, the IC will design curriculum, prepare participatory learning sessions, coordinate, implement and facilitate the series of activities in partnership and close cooperation with UNDP, CLIC and the three other thematic experts . It should be noted that the approach and style of presentations will be in accordance with best practice in participatory adult learning, will use audio-visual methods and in general draw on methods and approaches advocated by BRIDGE, DG BRIDGE [UNDP] & LEFGE Egypt [IFES].The main activities will include:
  • Participate in preparatory meetings [through skype] with the Clic and UNDP teams, before the workshop gain and understanding of the agenda, goals, and processes to be taken before and during the workshop;
  • Prepare draft curriculum and methodologies [home-based], including Power Points, Worksheets, Handouts [in both English and Arabic] for the workshop to be shared with the UNDP and Clic Teams for approval and or edits at least 10 f days in advance of the workshop;
  • Engage in a joint planning meeting with the full team on the day before the workshop, incorporating and adjusting all materials and methodologies to fit with the overall workshop design;
  • During their assigned sessions, provide presentations, lead and guide the group discussion to realize the agreed learning outcomes for each session and the goals of the workshop.
  • Keep the workshop participants on-track, remain neutral, continue prompting dialogue and learning and suggesting ways to overcome barriers and achieve the stated goals of the workshops;
  • Ensure everyone participates and that no one dominates the workshop and intervenes if problems arise;
  • During the workshop, gain enthusiasm, participation and commitment from the participants with regard to the learning outcomes and approach;
  • Mentor participants where required on day 3 of the workshop in the preparation of their proposals;
  • Prepare a workshop session report based on the inputs and discussions from their assigned session and summarize all tasks and results in the report.
CompetenciesCorporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in managing complex operations in an international/transition context and extensive experience in facilitating and structuring learning process in development/transitional contexts essential;
  • Able to work well with senior counterparts civil society; and know how to contribute to developing national capacity for development;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, negotiation and coordination skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
  • Good working knowledge of information and computer technology;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated operational capacity in providing and coordinating support to learners in inclusive participation processes, specifically to civil society organizations;
  • Demonstrates openness to change , ability to manage complexities, ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines often under hardship conditions;
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills and ability to work effectively in teams, delivering through and with others.
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Gender, Education, Development studies or related field, or equivalent combination of education & professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in democratic development with 3 years specialized experience in providing technical input and training on women and girls civic education in democratic transitions in the MENA region and 2 years’ experience in workshop facilitation teams and designing participatory curricula for learning workshops;
  • Excellent knowledge of Libya and the MENA region and its political & social history & challenges
  • Good general knowledge of cross-cutting democratic governance issues, particularly gender, youth and civic engagement and/or civic education;
  • Experience in supporting democratic governance, and/or civil society through training of trainers is essential;
  • Experience in working with transitional and emerging democracies and post-conflict environments an asset.
  • Excellent spoken and drafting skills in both Arabic and English
Documents to be included when submitting the proposal:
  • Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications;
  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal History Form (P11) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  • Financial Proposal Form, providing a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems) is to be provided by the offeror;
  • Detail Terms of Reference, P11 Form and Financial Proposal Form can be found in the following link;
  • Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals to the following e-mail address no later than 22nd July 2015. Email:
  • Candidate P11 including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references must be provided;
  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work must be provided;
  • Financial proposal should be on provided format (i.e Annex 3- offeror's letter to UNDP);
  • Incomplete proposals may lead to disqualification from the competitive process.

MPP Stoscheck internship in India

Thu, 2015-07-16 21:34

Report from Claire Stoscheck, Internship at Navdanya, Dehradun, India
Claire Stoscheckinterned with the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm near Dehradun, India. Navdanya is an internationally recognized food sovereignty organization focused on protecting nature and people's rights to knowledge, biodiversity and food, and which pioneered the seed saving movement in India in response to the devastating social and ecological consequences of the Green Revolution. Navdanya has set up 111 community seed banks, trained over 500,000 farmers in sustainable agriculture, and helped setup the largest fair trade organic network in the country.
Claire reports: “My internship focuses on supporting Navdanya in their agro-ecological experimental conservation farm and seed bank. Navdanya runs this farm in order to recuperate hundreds of indigenous seeds and reintroduce them to Indian farmers, as well as to educate farmers on the benefits of organic agriculture and biodiversity. Navdanya also has a soil lab and a commercial kitchen in order to teach farmers how to create value-added products such as pickles. I’ve been working alongside experienced organic farmers and expert seed savers, learning from them as we work by informally interviewing them. I’ve learned how to grow rice using the SRI method (Sustainable Rice Intensification), a method which produces ~150% of the yield and only uses ~30% of the water as conventional paddy rice. I contributed to Navdanya’s experimental plots (where they are experimenting with different poly-cropping systems) as well as to the seed bank, where Navdanya stores more than 710 indigenous rice varieties along with hundreds of varieties of wheat and vegetables, and plants them annually so as to let them adapt to climate change. I learned a great deal about herbal medicine, Indian culture and even the spiritual side of farming. I also participated in some of Navdanya’s rural economic development work by participating in cultural eco-tourism in the small agricultural town of Barasu, where we learned about indigenous mountain agricultural systems, which are spear-headed by women. Much of the learning that goes on at Navdanya occurs between interns, and I’ve had the opportunity to learn a lot about sustainable agriculture and food movements from interns from all over the world, as well as to teach about U.S. food and agriculture, community organizing for food justice, and even dance. Dr. Shiva, world renowned author and the founder of Navdanya, visited us in late June and I got to ask her about balancing grassroots organizing with national policy work. I’ve learned an incredible amount from Navdanya staff, the farmers, and the other interns, making this internship experience both formative and unforgettable.”