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Competition, Announcing the World Justice Challenge (open to entries worldwide)

Competition, Announcing the World Justice Challenge (open to entries worldwide)

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Announcing the World Justice Challenge

The World Justice Project
Posted on November 5, 2013 |

The World Justice Project (WJP) is pleased to announce the launch of the World Justice Challenge--an open competition designed to strengthen the rule of law. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to identify areas where the rule of law needs improvement in the country in which they live or work and test practical solutions on the ground.

Initiatives are supported by:

• Modest seed grants--the typical size of a seed grant is $15,000 to $25,000
• Connections to others in the WJP's global network
• Increased visibility through media and communications support

The World Justice Challenge is open to all individuals, organizations, and entities from any country. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. Grantees will be chosen by a Selection Panel using the criteria listed in the application.

Since its founding, the competition (formerly known as the Opportunity Fund) has provided over $1,000,000 in financial, communications, and network support to initiatives on five continents, from improving food security in Haiti to access to health care in Cameroon to tackling corruption in India. These initiatives--led by artists, engineers, athletes, business leaders, and more--show the diversity of approaches to advancing the rule of law. All initiatives are catalogued in the WJP's online program library, where visitors can learn more about initiatives in their countries, or find inspiration to replicate or adapt an idea.

To apply, or to read profiles of previous grantees, please visit our World Justice Challenge web page.

We encourage you to share this announcement with your personal network, and look forward to updating you on the competition. Questions about the World Justice Challenge may be sent to worldjusticechallenge@wjpnet.org.

for more info see http://worldjusticeproject.org/blog/announcing-world-justice-challenge

Fellowship, Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program (open to US citizens)

Fellowship, Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program (open to US citizens)

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times -- poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism - the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.

for more info see http://www.paynefellows.org

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Program Elements

Fellowships for Graduate Studies In 2014 the Payne Fellowship Program plans to award five fellowships valued at up to $45,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $20,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree at a U.S. institution; a $15,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships (see below). At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Orientation New Payne Fellows will participate in an orientation at Howard University in May, shortly after their selection. The purposes of this orientation are to familiarize the Fellows with all aspects of the fellowship and to enhance their understanding of, and skills for, international development careers.

Two Summer Internships Payne Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues in Washington, DC, will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a USAID Mission that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. The program will provide stipends, housing, and transportation.

Mentoring Each Fellow will receive mentoring throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at USAID.

Curriculum Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as development, economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. Studies in law do not satisfy this requirement. Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Payne Program.

Employment/Contractual Obligations Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as USAID Foreign Service Officers. Each Payne Fellow who obtains a master's degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Payne Program and the subsequent three year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2014 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2014, or they can be college graduates.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
The application deadline for the 2014 Payne International Development Fellowship is January 27, 2014.

New academic workshop at The University for Peace in Costa Rica / January 2014

New academic workshop at The University for Peace in Costa Rica / January 2014

From Peace and Collaborative Development Netowork

Join us for an exciting three-week academic workshop at UPEACE in Costa Rica, where you will learn how change makers are applying new media tools. You will acquire practical skills in project design, frameworks, citizen journalism, social media, computer security, photography, visualizing and web page creation. You will apply this new knowledge to shape a personal project by the end of the course.

Link to the class below :

http://www.peacemediacoop.com/index.php/class

Training Opportunity: Women's Human Rights Institute 2014: Nepal & Toronto Institutes open for applications (24-31 May and 4-15 August 2014)

Training Opportunity: Women's Human Rights Institute 2014: Nepal & Toronto Institutes open for applications (24-31 May and 4-15 August 2014)

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Are you a women's human rights defender? Do you want to increase your understanding of women's human rights, and learn how to use the UN Human Rights system to support your activism?

Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers and educators in learning about women's human rights education and activism at the Women's Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI), a collaboration between the Centre for Women's Studies in Education/University of Toronto, and the Fundación Justicia y Género of Costa Rica.

We are now accepting applications for two 2014 programs:

The "CEDAW for Change" Institute:
May 24 - 31, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
Directed by Alda Facio, LLP and Martha Morgan, JD, with Angela Lytle, MEd
Centre for Women's Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

This Institute will focus on understanding and utilizing the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a tool for activism, feminist analysis and awareness-raising on women's human rights. Weekend workshop on the UN human rights system (May 24-25), followed by a five-day intensive on CEDAW (May 27-31).

For more information: http://learnwhr.org/programs/cedaw-for-change/

AND

International Women's Human Rights Education Institute 2014
August 4 - 15, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal
Directed by Alda Facio, LLP with Martha Morgan, JD; Angela Lytle, MEd; Wayunkerra (Karmen Ramirez Boscan); Sujata Thapa, MA
Organizations: WHRI/Centre for Women's Studies in Education University of Toronto; Fundación Justicia y Género Costa Rica; Institute for Human Rights Communication Nepal.

After ten years of offering the WHRI in Toronto, we are very excited to announce our first two-week residential intensive program in Nepal!

Develop confidence in your understanding of women's human rights mechanisms and visions, while learning from local activists and organizations in Kathmandu, as well as other international participants and facilitators in the program!

Overview: The WHRI focusses on understanding and utilizing CEDAW, and also looks more broadly at the herstory of the International Women's Human Rights movement, human rights training and education, feminist frameworks of analysis, self-care and activist sustainability, and with a special focus on the intersections between CEDAW and Indigenous women's rights, and women and peacebuilding, including the five UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.

This program will involve a short online pre-course, the two-week residential program in Kathmandu, and online follow-up post-training.

Application period begins January 1st, and closes March 31st, 2014. Visit our website for full details, including facilitator bios.

For full details on the WHRI, see: http://learnwhr.org/programs/whri-six-week-institute/whri-registrat...

Call for Applications: 2014 Global Studies, Peace and Leadership SPRING SEMINAR

Call for Applications: 2014 Global Studies, Peace and Leadership SPRING SEMINAR (Japan); SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. Apply by January 10, 2014. More: http://bit.ly/HJUSpringSeminar2014

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Full details are online here: http://bit.ly/HJUSpringSeminar2014

Apply Now for the 2014 Hiroshima Jogakuin University (HJU) Global Studies, Peace and Leadership Spring Seminar (February 17-March 9)- a three week intensive, all English, international program for university students from across the world who are interested in creating social impact and change by exploring global issues, peace (and conflict), and cultivating their leadership skills.

About the Experience:

"Hiroshima: Beneath the Rubble" will guide you deep into the Hiroshima experience where you will find both the horror and the hope that come with a first-hand encounter. Our intent is to inspire you to make Hiroshima's message an integral part of your life. In a globalizing world, succeeding generations must understand the past, which often means rethinking myths embedded in that past. By participating in this seminar, you will gain a holistic, updated perspective on nuclear weapons and their potential role in conflict and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

About the Themes:

⇢ The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Experience

⇢ The nuclear weapons crisis and response

⇢ The role of nuclear weapons in the broader peace movement

⇢ Responding to conflict: shifting the pursuit of victory to the pursuit of truth

⇢ Hiroshima's lessons for personal growth, study or action

About the 2014 SPRING SEMINAR Program Schedule:

Participants experience virtual based classroom preparation before meeting in HIROSHIMA, JAPAN for intensive fieldwork.

(I) VIRTUAL CLASSROOM ONLINE WORLDWIDE - FEBRUARY 17-26

(II) FIELDWORK HIROSHIMA, JAPAN (HJU CAMPUS) - MARCH 1-9

Please see the overview, scholarship details and online applicationshere or click below: http://bit.ly/HJUSpringSeminar2014 ; deadline to apply is JANUARY 10, 2014.

http://www.strikingly.com/hjuspringseminar2014


Paid Internship Opportunity for Young West Africans - Next Generation Internship Programme by the West Africa Civil Society Institute

Paid Internship Opportunity for Young West Africans - Next Generation Internship Programme by the West Africa Civil Society Institute

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) based in Accra, Ghana established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations in the Region in the areas of institutional building, organizational governance, training, and policy dialogue has introduced a six - twelve (6-12) months internship programme which commenced in January 2008. The internship programme is aimed at developing the next generation of African scholars and practitioners.

The internship programme primarily targets young West Africans at the start of their professional careers seeking work experience in WACSI's core areas of work. Where relevant, applicants from other regions of Africa will be considered.

The programme is aimed at building interns' capacity in the following areas: leadership skills, proposal and report writing, training and facilitation skills. Interns will also be exposed to research on HIV/AIDS, governance and human rights, peace and security, Africa's current development initiatives (NEPAD, APRM), regional trends (ECOWAS), and Gender issues.

The successful intern will be assigned to WACSI's Programmes Unit (specifically the Research and Documentation Unit) and will assist with capacity building, research and policy and advocacy projects. Other responsibilities may include:

Conduct research on topical issues,
Assist in gathering of information and writing meeting reports,
Assist in seminar and workshop preparations,
Assist in the development of training tools; and
Any other duties that may be assigned.
Relevant Skills:

Strong research skills and interest in civil society,
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (French and English),
Excellent interpersonal skills,
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and strong internet research skills,
Willingness to learn with positive altitude and take initiative when appropriate,
Ability to work effectively independently, with supervision, and in a multi-cultural environment,
The ability to work as part of a team is necessary.
Interested applicants should send the following document in English and French

Application letter,
Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
two references (one should be an academic reference); and
a letter of motivation expressing career goals, and how the internship will contribute to achieving those goals.
Please send application to Administrative Officer at admin@wacsi.org

Please Note:

Priority will be given to BILINGUAL applicants.
Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a first degree with background in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Law, Arts and Humanities and must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment.
The deadline for submission of application is Friday December 27, 2013.
The period of internship is from February to July, 2014.
Successful applicant will spend a substantial part of his/her internship working at the WACSI secretariat in Accra, Ghana.
Only successful applicants will be contacted for phone interview.

Apply now: 8 Week Social Entrepreneur Outreach Accelerator Program in Stockholm, Sweden- April 21-June 13, 2014

Apply now: 8 Week Social Entrepreneur Outreach Accelerator Program in Stockholm, Sweden- April 21-June 13, 2014

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

For more information or to apply, please follow this link: http://se-forum.se/se-outreach-accelerator/

When: April 21-June 13, 2014
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Language: Language of instruction will be in English.
Cost: Free to attend, with most costs covered. Click here for more information

The SE Outreach Accelerator is an exciting 8 week program that takes place in Stockholm, Sweden and aims to build your business capacity. We will help you take your idea to the next level by providing you with seminars, workshops, mentorship as well as individual coaching and group coaching sessions. Peer-to-peer discussions and feedback sessions will also be an important part of the Accelerator. We believe that social entrepreneurship is a vital element of society, and would therefore like to assist you as much as possible as you and your enterprise embark on the journey of making the world a little bit better!

The topics covered during the seminars and workshops include business planning, business modelling, communication strategies, funding strategies, financial management, team building and leadership skills as well as social impact metrics.

The training is based upon the action learning-approach, which is an educational process whereby the participants learn by applying the new skills directly on their own enterprise. We will adopt a 'learning-by-doing' approach, allowing you to develop your enterprise as your move along the program.

For more information or to apply, please follow this link: http://se-forum.se/se-outreach-accelerator/

NEXT SUMMER: Learn about Social Entrepreneurship and Build Your Skills to Make a Difference

NEXT SUMMER: Learn about Social Entrepreneurship and Build Your Skills to Make a Difference

Posted by Roshan on December 11, 2013 at 12:30pmView Blog
Looking for adventure and employable skills? The chance to team up and make an impact on the ground using social entrepreneurship? Do you enjoy splitting your time between beautiful natural sites and vibrant city life? Previous participants have experienced this program as "the time of their life" or "the experience of a lifetime, for a lifetime". Read on! Watch a Video!

Find out more about the program and apply here: http://www.amaniinstitute.org/programs/summer-semester-social-entre...

The George Mason School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and the Amani Institute have partnered to offer students an 8-week service learning field experience in Nairobi, Kenya. This program provides opportunities to get an intensive experience of cross-boundary work, develop practical skills to build your professional toolkit, and understand the personal journey this work requires in order to effective and sustainable as an individual over time.

Nairobi is a major hub across the continent. It is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture and beautiful surrounding countryside. Several major non-profit organizations, UN programs and aid agencies are headquartered in Nairobi, and the Amani Institute strives to provide its students with meaningful connections to grow their professional networks and concrete opportunities. Above all, Nairobi exudes an air of progress and possibility, and is rapidly becoming a major global center for entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

The program comprises three interlocking streams of activity:

Experiential learning through a problem-solving consulting experience with a local partner and site visits
Professional skill-building courses to learn core skills of the future practitioner and leader
A signature personal leadership development journey, including one trip to a beautiful location in Kenya
The personal leadership journey helps students reflect on their own leadership path and integrate their field experience and professional skills courses into a coherent whole picture. Throughout the program, students will be able to interact with both leading experts and a wide array of relevant actors on the ground, and also learn about the history, society, and state of development in Kenya.

The cost of the trip is $3950 (students seeking academic credit will pay $5200), which includes:

Tuition cost of the program
Pre-arrival orientation session (online)
Orientation to Nairobi and Kenya and Swahili for Beginners Session
The development, organization and facilitation of the professional consulting project with a local social entrepreneurship organization
Four workshops and courses such as: Social entrepreneurship, Storytelling, Working With Local Communities, and Innovating Peace and Justice. They will provide you tools to work with different stakeholders, communicate better your ideas, and understand deeply how development and peace building happen in the field.
Personal and meaningful interactions with over 10 special guests and role models. Past guests have included leading social entrepreneurs and international development experts from Nairobi and beyond.
Structured and facilitated opportunities to reflect on personal leadership, growth and learning
Complimentary airport pick-up in Nairobi and ground transportation associated with the program
Shared accommodation (single rooms) in modern, furnished apartments, including wi-fi and security personnel
All site visits, special activities and learning journeys, such as last year's trip to Samburu.
Effective and professional management of your experience by the staff of The Amani Institute, including advising on local issues and life in Kenya
Ongoing support and network weaving beyond the summer program
This program fulfills George Mason requirements for Field Experience (Undergraduate students) and Integration (Masters students). Academic credit is available for students from other universities as well, and this will be discussed further in the registration process.

The cost of the program does not include:

Travel to and from Nairobi
Visa fees
Vaccinations (if any)
Travel Insurance
Daily food and transport (excluding meals and transport related to the program)

Find out more about the program and apply here: www.amaniinstitute.org/programs/summer-semester-social-entrepreneur....

Space is restricted to 20 students and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis so apply ASAP.

Job: Deputy Representative, UNICEF, Kigali, Rwanda

Job: Deputy Representative, UNICEF, Kigali, Rwanda

From Peace and Colaborative Development Netowork

For more information, please visit: https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_app...

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?287494

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Deputy Representative, P-4, Kigali, Rwanda

Vacancy No: E-VN-2013-002577
Duty Station: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
Region: ESARO
Job Level: P-4
Position#: 00001232
Application Close: 24-Dec-13
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the general supervision of the Representative, accountable for leadership and managerial guidance on policy direction and programme initiatives. Accountable for programme coordination, and management of all phases of programme formulation, planning, design, implementation. The Deputy Representative provides leadership and strategic direction in the planning, formulation and implementation of the Country Programme and its activities in line with national development priorities, and the UN Development Assistance Plan. Ensures high level engagement and alignment with Delivering as One in Rwanda, and provides leadership and support to joint assistance strategies and cross cutting Initiatives within UNICEF and the UN, including Children living with Disabilities, Early Childhood Development and Family, and mainstreaming HIV/AIDS prevention and response. Ensures that a gender equality perspective is mainstreamed in all aspects of substantive work across the country programme. Accountable for administration of the total programme commitment of a small to medium size country office with a broad range of projects, consistent with the organization's goals, strategy, and priorities.

Key Expected Results
1. Effective leadership and managerial guidance and coordination are provided to ensure the achievement of programme goals with strong emphasis on the "whole child" in a lifecycle setting through an environment in which programme staff, both women and men, can function at the highest standard of efficiency and competency. Implementation of the Country Programme and its activities promoted in line with national development priorities, and the Rwandan One UN Development Assistance Plan 2013-2018.
2. Country programme management is fully supported by effective knowledge management and systems.
3. Situation Analysis is prepared/updated in line with established One UN/Government approaches at critical programme intervention points, measures or adjustments are identified, programme work plans and recommendations are prepared and incorporated, and the application of gender mainstreaming is integral to all work processes.
4. Rights-based, Equity and Results-based management approaches are fully incorporated into all phases of programme and project programming, and the value and quality of programme/project strategy and implementation effectively are enhanced.
5. Programme efficiency and delivery are improved through effective programme planning, monitoring and evaluation with effective use of programme convergence in ensuring effective integration of programmes for the purpose of improving the status of the child.
6. UNICEF programme evaluations are effectively conducted in compliance with the established One UN quality standards and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance.
7. Commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners are effectively gained and promoted.
8. Rights perspective and advocacy at the national, community and family levels are incorporated into policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF's credibility in national and international policy debates
9. Effective advocacy, communication and networking are achieved through partnership and collaboration.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
An Advanced University Degree (Master's) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration, Social Development, Development Planning or other relevant disciplines from a recognized university.
A minimum of eight (8) years of increasingly responsible relevant experience in the area of development programme management. UN System Field experience in strategic programme management in international development is an asset. International and Developing country work experience and background/familiarity with Emergency programme implementation is desirable.
Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of French is considered as an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

Remarks
This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who applied previously need not re-apply.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Job at Saferworld: Policy, Advocacy and Communications Manager - South Sudan

Job at Saferworld: Policy, Advocacy and Communications Manager - South Sudan

Posted by Marie Aziz on December 10, 2013 at 11:42amView Blog
Job Title:
Policy Advocacy & Communications Manager - South Sudan


Location:
Juba, South Sudan with travel to the field


More Information Here

Management responsibility:
1 Project Coordinator


Budget responsibility:


Project budget of approximately. $200,000 per year
Reporting to:
Programme Manager


Key Relationships:
Area Project Managers, Security and Justice Advisor, M&E Specialist, HQ PAC Staff, Finance Manager, Ops Manager, HR Manager
Contract Duration:
One year initially, renewable dependant on funding


Salary range:
$49,116 - $60,408 gross per year + benefits


Description of Saferworld and South Sudan programme:

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Saferworld has been working in Africa since 1997, with a primary focus upon East Africa and the Horn region. We have well-established programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan. In addition, Saferworld supports regional and international conflict prevention and security processes. Saferworld headquarters in London. A Country Manager based at the main office in Juba manages the South Sudan Programme.

Saferworld's South Sudan programme aims to develop and implement community-focused and integrated responses to the complex mix of security, conflict and development challenges faced by the people, the state and international partners. The programme improves:

security sector governance and community-focused security responses, focusing on policing service delivery, the role of informal security providers, civil society oversight, and linkages between security, conflict and development responses.
small arms control through policy and legislative framework and implementation support
multi-sectoral national and international responses to conflict and insecurity addressing Aid & Conflict issues through conflict sensitivity, monitoring and sharing lessons from practical programming.

The programme seeks to achieve change in these three areas through working with national and state-level government and civil society stakeholders, and international actors.


Job Purpose:

The Policy Advocacy and Communications (PAC) Manager is primarily responsible for coordinating the programmatic delivery of Saferworld's work on Aid and Conflict, as well as work on legislative support for Small Arms and Light Weapons Control, activities supporting the New Deal and Saferworld's work with the Raising Powers, such as the projects funded to work with China's investment interests in RSS as well as other private sector investor development. The PAC Manager will have a crosscutting programmatic responsibility for championing the country programme's advocacy & communications strategy and will be a member of the Country Management Team.


Key areas of responsibility:

Lead on Saferworld's policy, advocacy and communications work in South Sudan and contribute to global policy, advocacy and communications work.
Lead the successful implementation, planning, monitoring and reporting of Saferworld's Aid & Conflict work.
Lead the successful implementation, planning, monitoring and reporting of Saferworld's small arms and light weapons work.
Ensuring the appropriate linkages are made between national level policy work and Saferworld's work at State level.
Oversee effective financial management of the project activities being undertaken in the PAC Managers area of responsibility.
Developing and championing of the Country Programme's Advocacy and Communications Strategy.
Ensure effective relations are maintained with the rest of the South Sudan team and with relevant Saferworld colleagues based outside of South Sudan, particularly relevant PAC personnel and the Gender, Peace and Security Adviser based in London.
Ensure the physical well-being and professional development of programme staff working in the PAC Manager's area of responsibility

PERSON SPECIFICATION

At least 3 years' Policy or advocacy experience in South Sudan or a similar conflict-affected and logistically challenging environment.
Project management experience
Strong writing skills and demonstrable track record of researching and writing articles, option papers and reviews related to security and conflict.
Experience of managing staff in a multi-cultural and multi-functional team
Financial management experience including overseeing financial procedures, budget management and donor reporting.
Masters degree in conflict or security studies, peacebuilding or similar; or equivalent practical experience on the issues
Good knowledge of South Sudan and/or the region
Previous experience of living and operating in a conflict-affected environment like South Sudan
Strong staff management, team-building and mentoring skills
Experience of managing multiple grants and project components
Excellent communication and IT skills

Desirable requirements:

Expertise on New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, Conflict Sensitivity, Community security, community policing, Chinese engagement in Africa or SALW will be a plus.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Probation: There will be a probationary period of three months
Salary range: $49,116 - $60,408 gross per year + benefits
Contract: One year initially, renewable dependant on funding
Hours: 37.5 hours per week with additional hours likely to be required
Holidays: 28 days per year (January-December)
Medical insurance:
___________________________________________________________________________________________

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email an application comprising a detailed CV, and writing sample and supporting letter to Marie Aziz at recruitment@saferworld.org.uk by 6th January 2014.

Women and South Sudanese applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please cite reference PAC in subject heading

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Program: Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation (Fully Funded)

Program: Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

For More Information, Please See: www.hansensummerinstitute.org

Program Announcement: Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

A fully funded program for college age scholars offers a unique leadership experience in international cooperation.

San Diego, CA - The Hansen Summer Institute, based at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences is currently accepting applications for its June 30 - July 21, 2014 program.

Fully funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, the Hansen Summer Institute will take place in San Diego and involve assembling University students from the United States (5 students) and abroad (15 students) from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife. All travel, room and board, and program expenses are covered by the Hansen Foundation. The 2014 summer institute represents our fifth year of operation; 105 fellows have thus far gone through our training and life-changing experience. This year students will live, work, and become friends together at the University of San Diego, a beautiful campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

A primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of college-age scholars (ages 18-25) who will use their summer experience to foster lasting friendships and acquire a common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. Program elements involve training in the latest leadership skills of conflict resolution, mediation, public speaking and cross cultural education.

Selected fellows can become social entrepreneurs. The program features a 2-day International Social Venture Workshop at San Diego State University's Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. "Peer to Peer Coaching" and "Service Learning" are combined to help students make their social venture ideas "investor ready". The Hansen Fellows will help decide which ideas receive grants.

Classroom training complements local excursions to San Diego historical attractions and cultural events, such as the Mayor's office, the U.S.- Mexico border, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and a harbor cruise. Hansen Summer Institute training provides participants with hands-on tools for resolving conflict for application and re-direction to their own situations at home.

Applications from international students will be accepted until January 12, 2014. Applications from U.S. students will be accepted until February 16, 2014.

Learn more about the Hansen Summer Institute and how to apply at hansensummerinstitute.org

Contact: Bonnie Lamb Email: blamb@sandiego.edu

Program Associate, TrustAfrica, Policy Dialogue Series on Higher Education in Africa project. (January 8 Deadline)

Program Associate, TrustAfrica, Policy Dialogue Series on Higher Education in Africa project.

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Netowork

Position Title: Program Associate

Reports to: Project Director, Policy Dialogue Series on Higher Education in Africa

Liaises with: All Staff

Application Deadline: January 8, 2014

Start date: February 1, 2014

Job Purpose and Scope

The Program Associate will provide comprehensive project and administrative support for the Policy Dialogue Series on Higher Education in Africa project.

Key responsibilities:

Provide management and administrative support ;
Effectively coordinate the communication related to the project;
Meticulously record proceeding of different meetings;
Timely produce draft project reports, including donor and meeting reports;
Efficiently manage the logistics around various meetings and other events;
Act as the focal point for the coordination of a continental summit scheduled for November 2014;
Timely follow up of partners on deliverables; and
Maintain up to date project records and documentation such as project agreements, reports, contacts...

Key requirements:

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to be able to interact productively and professionally with among others, project partners, TrustAfrica colleagues, service providers and others;
Excellent oral and written ability in French and English;
Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks;
Proficiency in the MS Office suite;
A minimum Bachelor's degree in Social Science will be preferred;
A minimum of 3 years experience in project management ;
Personal integrity and dedication;
A basic understanding of the African Higher Education sector; and
Must be willing to travel.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with other regional non-governmental organizations. TrustAfrica will provide generous employee benefits.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials in English: a cover letter, a detailed CV describing the candidate's professional experience, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications can be submitted to:

Program Associate - Africa Higher Education Project

TrustAfrica

BP 45435

Dakar-Fann, Senegal

or

info@trustafrica.org / ebot@trustafrica.org (in your letter, please include your telephone number and Skype address).

TrustAfrica will only contact candidates selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

TrustAfrica is an equal opportunity employer. Women and individuals from Africa and the diaspora are encouraged to apply.

About the Africa Higher Education Program

African policy-makers and academics are increasingly aware of the central role of higher education in achieving Africa's development goals. They recognize that to become globally competitive, attain equitable growth, and improve the standards of living of its people, Africa requires a robust higher education sector. This is even more imperative in the context of building knowledge economies and a growing demand for tertiary education in Africa. One of the consequences of this new recognition of the transformative role of higher education is the proliferation of public and private universities across the continent.

Unfortunately, growth in the supply of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has not been accompanied by improving the levels of inequality and poverty. Also, the African higher education sector has not been able to effectively respond to the demands placed on it by rapidly changing African societies in the 21st century. Surprisingly however, while the challenges facing the sector are being recognized, they have rarely been discussed or addressed by a national platform of multi-stakeholders. In fact, there are no national multi-stakeholders platforms in most African countries to address the challenges facing the higher education sector.

TrustAfrica's initiative is aimed to fill this gap by facilitating the establishment of multi-stakeholders' platforms and hosting of national dialogues to address the challenges with a view of seeking solutions to transform the sector.

About TrustAfrica

TrustAfrica (http://www.trustafrica.org) is a public foundation that seeks to secure conditions for democratic governance, equitable development and African philanthropy across the African continent. Led by Africans, TrustAfrica organizes convenings, catalyzes ideas, and provides grants and technical assistance to organizations working to advance the goals of democratic and economic governance sustainable development and the broader transformation of Africa.

Fellowship: Applications are open for Humanity in Action's Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

Fellowship: Applications are open for Humanity in Action's Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

Humanity in Action is excited to announce that applications are open for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship!

Application and more info: www.humanityinaction.org/diplomacy

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a new, advanced fellowship program for American and European graduate students about the intersection of foreign affairs and diversity. It will take place in Washington, DC and Paris from May 17 to June 14, 2014.

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Call for Applications:United States Institute of Peace Training Courses for Individuals Working on Conflict Issues

Call for Applications:United States Institute of Peace Training Courses for Individuals Working on Conflict Issues


Develop your Peacebuilding Skills through the United States Institute of Peace's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. The Academy offers onsite, online and customized courses on conflict prevention, management, and resolution. Join practitioners from diverse professional and international backgrounds to acquire the analytical skills and tools required for working in transitional environments. Taught by field practitioners, courses mix theory and practice with applied exercises, case studies, simulations, and group challenges.

THE ACADEMY

Equips U.S. and international civilian, military, and nongovernmental practitioners with the SKILLS for effective peacebuilding
Provides decision-makers with the understanding and TOOLS for crafting sound policies for conflict management and peacebuilding
Strengthens the CAPACITY of educational institutions and civil society organizations to prepare future conflict managers and peacebuilders

COURSES INCLUDE

Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Analysis, and Advising and Mentoring
Rule of Law, Islamic Law, and Transforming Security Forces
Gender and Peacebuilding, Economics and Conflict, and Rebuilding Social Sectors
View a list of current courses and prices

"A terrific course led by a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator. There was more opportunity for meaningful interaction in her course than any other I've taken since joining the State Department. Course content is solid and right on target."--Col. Mike Sunshine (ret.), U.S. Department of State

"One of the best trainings I have ever attended. It has left me with a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses and has helped me gain further insight into my professional choices, present and future."--Anna Zongollowicz, Geneva

To learn more about these courses and to apply, visit www.usip.org/courses

To contact the USIP Academy, email academy(at)usip.org

Fellowship: SSRC's Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship- Deadline: January 20

Fellowship: SSRC's Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship- Deadline: January 20

Posted by Valerie Oliphant on December 10, 2013 at 6:43am in Scholarship, Fellowship Opportunities and Academic ProgramsView Discussions
For more information or to apply, please follow this link: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dsd-fellowship/

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) fellowship program supports research on drugs, citizen security and democratic governance, with a goal of producing evidence-based knowledge and influencing drug policy. The fellowship seeks to develop a concentration of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant outcomes and membership in a global interdisciplinary network.

FELLOWSHIP RESEARCH AGENDA

DSD funded research must address the primary theme of drugs in relation to security and/or democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean. These topics may include, but are not limited to, the following issues and areas of study: the relationship of drugs to crime and violence, the impact of drug policy innovations (decriminalization, etc.), and the impact of drug markets on public health and human rights. Proposals must demonstrate the potential of the research to contribute to a sound and credible knowledge base for informed advocacy and decision making for drug policy. Projects that do not have a primary focus on the theme of drugs will be eliminated from the competiton.

The program encourages interdisciplinary and comparative projects and those that address transnational and trans-regional issues. We encourage research in or about countries or themes that have been underrepresented in the program's previously funded projects. Please click here for a list of previously funded projects.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are welcome from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers conducting research that addresses the primary theme of drugs in relation to security and/or democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean. Eligible applicants will fall into one of the following two categories:

Dissertation Fellowship: This competition is open to PhD and JSD candidates worldwide who have an approved dissertation prospectus by July 1, 2014, but have not completed writing for final submission.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: The competition is open to PhD and JSD recipients worldwide who have completed their PhD within 7 years of the application deadline (on or after January 20, 2007).
If you are proposing to conduct research in a non-native language, you should provide evidence of the necessary proficiency to carry out the project.

The program strongly encourages citizens and residents of Latin America and the Caribbean to apply.

For more information or to apply, please follow this link: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dsd-fellowship/

From: Peace and Collaborative Network

Call for Applications to an Intensive Peacebuilding Training in the Philippines!

The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) brings together a wide range of people with experience, knowledge and skills in peace-related work from across the Asia-Pacific Region and other parts of the world. It offers intensive courses in areas such as conflict transformation, peace education, religious peacebuilding, transformative justice, and trauma healing that are taught by a distinguished roster of facilitators from Asia-Pacific and other countries.

In line with this, we are pleased to inform you that the call for applications to the 15th Annual Peacebuilding Training is now open! The training will be held in Davao City, Philippines from May 12 to 30, 2014.

For MPI 2014, we are offering three new courses - From Understanding to Action: Theories and Tools for Designing Effective Peace and Development Interventions in Fragile and Unpredictable Situations; Conflict Sensitive Economic Governance: Peace-Enabling Approaches in Complex and Fragile Contexts; and Resource-Based Conflict: Indigenous People's Perspectives and Approaches (Field-Based Course).

Please note that we will have an Early-Bird discount of US$50 that will be applied to those who submit their applications on or before March 1, 2014. The deadline for the receipt of regular applications is on March 31, 2014.

For more information on the courses, trainers, application and fees, please follow this link: Training Information and Application.

MINDANAO PEACEBUILDING INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, INC.

Apt. 301 Casa Graciana Inn, 6 Juna Avenue, Juna Subdivision

Matina, Davao City 8000, Philippines

Telefax: (63-82) 295-3776

Email: mpi@mpiasia.net

Website: www.mpiasia.net

IDEO Global Fellows Applications Open (Deadline January 6!)

Hello Friends,

It's that time of year again - IDEO.org is accepting applications for our fourth class of Global Fellows! Over the past three years, you have helped us find and cultivate future leaders in the social sector with incredible success. Today, we invite you to apply, spread the word, and support us in selecting a new team to improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world.

We are looking for leaders in the social sector who have demonstrated professional experience improving lives in low-income communities.

The IDEO.org Fellowship Program enables future global leaders from the business and social sectors to spend a year working full-time with experienced designers on social impact challenges in the United States and around the world. Fellows will create solutions for nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations on an array of topics, like agriculture, water and sanitation, health, financial inclusion, unemployment, and more. Collaborating in small multidisciplinary teams, Fellows learn, grow, and innovate to make the world a better place. If you're ready to join a team that's passionate about ending poverty and have the experience and skillset to make it a reality, this is exactly what you've been looking for...

Because you've always wanted to...

Tackle poverty-related challenges and see real impact from your work.
Gain expertise in human-centered design and work with world-class designers.
Travel the world while connecting and designing with individuals and communities firsthand.
We're a match if...

You have applied your skills to real-world problems. You are grounded in insights about challenges communities face and have worked on the ground with a nonprofit or social enterprise.
You are able to demonstrate key components of the design process and you can easily switch from macro to micro thinking
You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.
You are used to working across industries and disciplines and comfortable embedded in multidisciplinary teams.
Have what it takes?

Minimum of five years of professional full-time work experience; or, an advanced academic or professional degree related to business, public policy, international development, economics, finance, or a related field, plus three years of work experience.
English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
Ability to work from September of 2014 - October 2015 in San Francisco (IDEO.org can help support visa applications).
Think you're the perfect candidate? Find out What it Takes to be an IDEO.org Fellow.
Frequent travel, getting your hands dirty, and changing the world are required.
Read more about the Global Fellowship and apply here by January 6 at 5:00 pm PST, or help us spread the word to your social network on Facebook or Twitter by clicking here.

Thanks for your support!

Jocelyn + Patrice + the IDEO.org Team

Senior Governance/Civil Society Advisor (IREX Washington DC)

Title: Senior Governance/Civil Society Advisor

Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society Division
Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Divisional Development Director

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Senior Governance/Civil Society Advisor works with the Media, Technology and Civil Society Division Vice President and New Business Development team to design approaches to governance challenges in response to donor requests for proposals. The advisor conducts needs assessments, develops partnerships, conceptualizes programs, and writes proposals to respond to funding opportunities to enhance IREX's portfolio of governance and civil society projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Principle responsibilities include:

Provide technical expertise to development of governance and civil society programming
Lead and support teams designing and preparing proposals in response to donor funding opportunities, including serving as lead writer on proposals
Conduct international needs assessment missions
Develop partnerships with local, regional and international organizations
Contribute to conceptualizing and executing IREX's strategy for expanding its work in governance and civil society development, including identifying and analyzing opportunities, tracking trends in technical requirements and funding patterns, and networking with partners and technical experts
Expand and update IREX's technical capacity in multiple areas of governance, rule of law, civil society strengthening and related development practices
Represent IREX's technical expertise at conferences and other events

QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated technical acumen in governance as an international development priority, with significant expertise in one or more subfields
Success in the design, preparation, and writing of proposals for donor organizations, including USAID and other U.S. government agencies (strongly preferred)
Exceptional writing and editing skills
Experience in conducting needs assessments, including interviewing and data analysis
One or more extended international assignments strongly preferred
Experience in development practices including monitoring and evaluation, project design and management and/or budgeting strongly preferred
Geographic expertise and/or proficiency in a second language preferred

To Apply

Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

MPP alum Sarah Yeo working with World Vision

I started my career as Evaluation and research officer at World Vision Korea in May this year. As M&E has been getting more emphasis these days in Korea, my experiences from the [global policy area] capstone as well as program evaluation minor proved invaluable.

Currently I work on some projects including an evaluation for a program that is sponsored by Korean government. My work involves lots of travels (I had visited Zambia, Bangladesh, and Philippines since May) and could be demanding, yet I enjoy every bit of it.

I would like to thank the school for providing wonderful chances for students.
--
Sarah Yeo
Program Effectiveness Specialist
World Vision Korea

Global Spotlight 2014 Grants Competition Deadline Extended to Feb 7

Research Grants for Graduate/Professional Students Related to South Asia, Global Food Security

Global Spotlight is the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance's biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. The Global Spotlight is pleased to offer an all-University grant program for graduate/professional students to support innovative research and the continued development of a global network of engagement and scholarship across the University related to the Global Spotlight themes for 2012-14: the region of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security.

Master's, Professional, or Doctoral International Research Grants
(pre-oral preliminary exam)
Deadline to submit proposals: Feb. 7, 2014

(Due to concerns that the previous deadline did not allow students to finalize summer research plans, the deadline has been extended to Feb. 7, 2014.)

For More Information

Visit the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance website for the application guidelines and eligibility criteria.

For questions, please email GlobalS(at)umn.edu.

Sent by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance at the University of Minnesota, 331 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414, USA.

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