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Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship: Deadline Feb. 1st

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It was inaugurated in 2012. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship allows fellows to serve in professional placements as "special assistants" in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications.

Candidates must be in receipt of a master's or J.D. degree by the beginning of the Fellowship or be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Applicants must also have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields.

For more info, and to apply, visit: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/fulbright-programs/program-summaries/fulbright-public-policy-fellowship

Dalai Lama Fellowship Program

The Dalai Lama Fellows, a new global educational and social impact program, aspires to improve the wellbeing of the human community by engaging university students in advancing the values that have distinguished the life and teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: compassion, contemplation, courage, interconnectedness, collaboration, humility and service. Each year, the program selects exceptional Fellows and equips them with new perspectives, tools, structures and networks, designed to help each of them make a significant and measurable impact on major social challenges facing the world.

This unprecedented Fellowship carries the personal authorization and involvement of the Dalai Lama, the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The outcome of the Fellowships will be the advancement of youth leadership and action in addressing four major and persistent global challenges:

Promoting cooperation and understanding between cultures and religions;
Alleviating poverty;
Diminishing violence;
Promoting the environment.

The Dalai Lama Fellows includes three interconnected components: a meticulous selection process to identify promising Fellows at a select group of universities; mentorship of these Fellows to equip them with new understandings and capabilities; and lifelong participation by all Fellows in a Global Learning Community that will strengthen each individual's capacity to lead, while fostering a sense of collective global responsibility, service and action. Fellows receive a project grant of up to $10,000 and ongoing, personalized support from program officers to undertake mentored projects and then integrate findings and insights from this work back into the lives of their campuses.

The Dalai Lama Fellows program is currently accepting applications. The deadline is Thursday, February 28, 2013. A Fellow winner will be notified by Saturday, March 30, 2013.

For more info, and to apply: http://www.csh.umn.edu/Education_Programs/DalaiLamaFellows/index.htm

Fellowship: Professional Development in International Business, Scandinavia

PDIB Scandinavia - Sustainability and CSR
Denmark and Sweden
June 9 - 20, 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark and More Information Apply
Gothenburg, Sweden

Apply by January 11 for the Second Annual Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) program to Scandinavia. This 12 day program showcases sustainability and CSR practices in Denmark and Sweden.
Why Scandinavia?
Scandinavian countries have demonstrated the strongest and most balanced macro economic, environmental, and societal performances in the world.

What Will I Gain From The Program?

Access to world-leading corporations - such as IKEA, Maersk, and Novozymes - practitioners, and academics.
Exposure to contemporary research on sustainability in a Scandinavian context.
Who Should Participate?
Higher education faculty from U.S. institutions, and private-sector, government, and NGO professionals interested or engaged in sustainability efforts in their organizations.

Program Dates: June 9 - 20, 2013
Program Fee: $4,000
Priority Application Deadline: January 11, 2013

Fellowships Available
There are a limited number of CIBER fellowships of $1,000-2000 available to support faculty from U.S. education institutions. To apply for a fellowship, complete the full online application by the priority deadline of Friday, January 11, 2013.

Instruction
Led by Robert Strand, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Sustainability and Director of the Nordic Centre for Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School.

CIBER Co-Sponsors as of December 2012: Indiana University, Florida International University, University of Memphis

For more info, and to apply: http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/CIBER/events/PDIB-Scandinavia.aspx

Internship Opportunity: The Action Support Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa)

The ACTION Support Centre - Johannesburg, South Africa - Closing date: 31 January 2013

Are you interested in an opportunity to learn on the job while making a difference to the world around you?

The ACTION Support Centre (www.asc.org.za) is now open for applications for the position of Intern, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The ACTION Support Centre (ASC) is Africa's regional hub of a Global Network of individuals and organisations committed to positive ACTION to transform conflict; ACTION for Conflict Transformation (ACTION).

The ASC, through its work aims to deepen a culture of people to people solidarity, train and build capacity, be a resource for African wisdom and expertise that is able to respond effectively to the deep-rooted social conflicts across the continent.


Requirements:

 Degree or diploma in peace studies, conflict studies, international relations, development studies or, a related field or with the equivalent experience;

 Ability to contribute to organisational development;

 Writing skills at both an academic level and more informally for blogs and WebPages, research, running campaigns and training will be an advantage;

 Fluency in English. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese will be an advantage;

 Willingness to work three and half days a week and/or some weekends.

Remuneration: ACTION will pay a nominal honorarium to cover transport costs and basic subsistence.

To apply, submit a CV, one page motivation letter and a copy of your ID or passport to allison@asc.org.za or philani@asc.org.za.

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Program Assistant, MENA (Wash, DC)

Program Assistant, MENA
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.

Responsibilities:

Ensure logging in of grant proposals.
Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.
Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.
Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.
Organize events for visiting grantees.
Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Fluency in Arabic and French (reading, writing and speaking) is required. Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including Turkish and Farsi.
Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
Knowledge of major political and social issues in the MENA region.
Administrative support experience.
Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Authorization to work in the United States.

Application Instructions
To apply: Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and completed application which can be found on the Jobs page of our internet site www.ned.org. Please complete the application in its entirety even though your resume is also attached, incomplete applications may not be considered. In their cover letters, applicants should indicate how they are qualified and why they are interested to serve in a supporting role for an international exchange program. Please send these completed documents in an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, MENA - Job #1246 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.

This material cross posted from Foreign Policy Association.

Job: Program Officer, Freedom House (Nairobi, Kenya)

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary
The Program Officer will assist in developing and managing all programmatic aspects for a new program in the East and Horn of Africa that aims to support sustained domestic human rights activism. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Project Director.

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with design and implementation of all programmatic aspects, including oversight of program activities, sub-grant management, advocacy, outreach, work plan development, monitoring and evaluation, and closeout
Assist with the design and delivery of trainings in the areas of citizen engagement in political processes, communications, and advocacy
Perform all logistical functions for trainings and other activities, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and all provisions of relevant agreements
In coordination with the supervisor, identify and recruit project consultants, partners and sub-grantees
Monitor programmatic and financial compliance of sub-grantees, including reviewing expense and sub-grant reports, in full compliance with FH and funder requirements
Provide technical assistance and direction to sub-grantees on the implementation of outreach and advocacy campaigns
Ensure the timely completion of required reports and compliance with all provisions of relevant agreements and grants
In coordination with the supervisor, identify and pursue opportunities for new program initiatives and funding sources
Prepare responses to requests from donors, governmental organizations, the media, and the public regarding program information
Support Freedom House advocacy for democratic governance, human rights, and freedom through contributions to publications, articles and other releases
Assist in the facilitation of strategy planning retreats with a diverse set of partners
Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or related field; Master's degree preferred
Minimum 4 - 6 years of experience conducting democracy and human rights programs
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
Ability to communicate effectively in Arabic preferred
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion, with proven expertise in one or more of the following areas: strategy development, civic participation, communications, or advocacy
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to effectively write proposals, reports, procedures, maintain documentation and complete required forms
Experience providing technical assistance to local organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa or other developing countries
Demonstrated experience managing the logistical, administrative, and financial functions for donor-funded activities and events
Knowledge of international donor funding sources, specifically USAID, and program management
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact successfully with and motivate a diverse group of individuals
Ability to consistently apply good judgment in problem solving and decision making
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Experience living and/or working in the East and Horn of Africa or extensive travel to the region preferred

Contact Details

Email:
recruiting@freedomhouse.org

Application Instructions

Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2012-135 PO EHA. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

This material cross posted from Foreign Policy Association.

Job: Project Manager, The African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Project Manager
The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. Rondebosch, South Africa.

Closing date: December 14, 2012.

Description:

The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is seeking a Project Manager to manage, implement and deliver the outcomes of a donor funded project titled: "Young Women's Leadership and Advocacy in Universities". This part-time (2 days per week) 2-year contract position runs from January 2013 - December 2014.
The project focuses on young women's leadership within university contexts across southern Africa and is part of the AGI's programme in gender, sexuality and reproductive health. The project will be implemented in universities in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Requirements:

Minimum Master's degree in Social Sciences
Minimum two years' experience in the management of capacity building programmes for young adults
Evidence of research skills as demonstrated within the publication of either articles or extensive report writing
Demonstrated familiarity with the higher education sector
Sound knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Experience in managing budgets and programme delivery
Experience as a trainer in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Editing skills would be a strong recommendation.
Responsibilities:

Delivery of a donor funded project titled: "Young Women's Leadership and Advocacy in Universities" to which the African Gender Institute is committed from January 2013-December 2014
Management, responsibility and oversight of all activities related to the project. These include conceptual design and implementation of workshops and programme processes, administrative and financial functions, report writing and liaison with partners across southern Africa
Integrating the project into wider contexts through conducting research, liaising with project partners in the development of the principles and processes of the project and writing appropriate articles etc. on processes and findings of the project.
The annual remuneration for 2012 is between R 60 316 and R 112 158. Salaries for 2013 are currently under review.
To Apply:

To apply, please e-mail
the completed UCT Application form (HR201)
a copy of your CV
a Letter of Motivation, including the names of three referees
a writing sample relevant to the position
and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line "African Gender Institute - Project Manager" followed by the reference number to Gillian Mitchell at ga.mitchell@uct.ac.za
Address: African Gender Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700.
Telephone: +27 21 650 4206
Departmental website: www.agi.ac.za
The application form can be downloaded at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Reference number for this position: I-2668
Closing date for applications: 14 December 2012.

Fellowship Opportunity: Atlas Corps (US & Latin America)

Atlas Corps Invites Applications for 2013-14 Fellowships in the United States and Latin America

Applications accepted year-round. Priority deadline for next class: December 10, 2012

Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month, professional fellowship offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations such as Ashoka, CARE, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the UN Foundation, Oxfam, World Wildlife Fund, and the U.S. Peace Corps. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will develop their leadership skills and nonprofit best practices while networking with other Fellows from around the world.

Atlas Corps seeks overseas nonprofit leaders to apply for a 2013-14 Fellowship in the U.S. or Latin America. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), basic health insurance, and enrollment in Atlas Corps' Global Leadership Lab, a professional development training program.

The Latin America Fellowship program is specifically seeking Spanish-speaking candidates with grant-writing experience for program start-dates in March and September.

Our U.S. Fellowship program is specifically seeking nonprofit leaders with the profiles below for our class beginning in May 2013:
• From China, Hong Kong, Israel, Jamaica, Pakistan, Panama, Sudan, South Sudan, Ukraine, or Yemen.
• Expertise in child protection.
• Expertise in consulting and global partnership development, especially corporate partnerships.

Eligibility Requirements:
• 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent
• English proficiency (oral, writing, reading) for U.S. and Latin American program
• Spanish proficiency for Latin American program; Portuguese helpful but not required
• 35 years or younger (average age is 28 years old)
• Applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from
• Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month fellowship

Deadline: Applications are accepted year round, but to be considered for the next class, we encourage applications by December 10. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit http://bit.ly/ApplyToAtlasCorps.

Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to the U.S.?
Email apply@atlascorps.org.

Questions about Atlas Corps Fellowship to Latin America?
Email applybogota@atlascorps.org.

This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Program Officer (Outreach Programming), Stanley Foundation (Muscatine, Iowa)

Program Officer (Outreach Programming)

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy and Outreach Department to develop working relationships with media gatekeepers and citizen leaders vital to the fulfillment of foundation goals. The successful applicant will work toward developing public and media awareness and understanding of multilateralism in general and of specific foundation policy initiatives. This work involves both developing relationships with media gatekeepers and generating events and material that raises the foundation's profile and increases public understanding of international issues. This person will ultimately strengthen the foundation's ability to work with the media and the public in an educational and collaborative manner.

The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.

The Stanley Foundation's work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.

The program officer reports to the Director of Policy and Outreach and works closely with other foundation program officers and experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation's highly regarded work on evolving global systems, human protection, and nuclear security.

The ideal candidate will be very knowledgeable about the media and the news process. Experience and knowledge of international relations issues is also required. The applicant must have a minimum of a B.A., preferably in journalism, communications, international relations, political science, or another relevant discipline.

In addition, a candidate should possess:

• Project team leadership experience.
• Strong organizational and writing skills.
• Strong communication skills and the willingness to work with communication professionals.
• The ability to meet deadlines.
• The ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team setting.

Desirable traits include:

• Some knowledge of audio/video/new media production.
• Experience covering international issues
• Experience with advocacy-oriented or membership-based NGOs.
• Experience with policy or foundation programming.

The position requires frequent travel.

LOCATION. This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.

Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:

Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864
E-mail: position@stanleyfoundation.org

Deadline for application: January 11, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Job: Program Officer (Policy Programming), Stanley Foundation (Muscatine, Iowa)

Program Officer (Policy Programming)


The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy and Outreach Department. The chosen candidate will conceptualize, design, and implement programming that focuses on strengthening multilateral approaches to peace and security and building support for multilateralism, especially in the United States. Foundation programming in this area relies heavily on expert dialogues (dialogues include US and foreign officials, influential scholars, journalists, and NGO leaders). It also includes analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives.

The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.

The Stanley Foundation's work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.

The program officer reports to the Director of Policy and Outreach and works closely with other foundation program officers and experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation's highly regarded work on evolving global systems, human protection, and nuclear security.

The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:

• Project team leadership experience.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Advanced analytical and writing skills.
• Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
• Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
• Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
• Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Desirable traits include:

• Experience working with the US government or with international organizations.
• Experience with policy or foundation programming.
• Foreign language skills.
• International experience.

The position requires frequent travel.

LOCATION. This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.

Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:

Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864
E-mail: jobs@stanleyfoundation.org

Deadline for application: January 11, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Job: Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Foreign Policy


BASIC FUNCTION
Manages the Vice President's calendar, all internal and external scheduling, activities, commitments, and deadlines. Provides administrative support to the Vice President for day-to-day executive support functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree required with a focus in political science, international affairs, or public policy, preferred. Minimum two years of administrative and/or programmatic support in a non-profit, research, or academic environment required. Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, with complete fluency in written and spoken English. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite required. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. Familiarity with international affairs and foreign policy preferred.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
High level of interpersonal skills to handle confidential situations and high-level contacts. Demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy. Professional demeanor and work ethic; ability to work well under pressure with discretion and mature judgment. Ability to function both autonomously and in close collaboration with others; ability to organize work, determine priorities, and take initiative. Ability to handle large quantity of details while maintaining service orientation with strong understanding of the function of executive support role. Must be flexible, discreet, trustworthy, and dependable.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
40% Program Administrative and Events Support

Attends weekly FP administrative staff meetings; provides updates on VP schedule.
Participates in bi-weekly, center administrator meetings to coordinate on events and current projects; helps maintain FP events calendar.
Coordinates internal FP meetings and community events requested by the VP or Director of Finance & Administration, including weekly Management Committee meetings, monthly Senior Staff Meetings, Brown Bags, and annual Senior Staff Retreat.
Coordinates necessary logistics for public events requested by VP (general meetings, roundtables, speakers, and conferences).
Provides senior management team with liaison assistance to various Brookings departments on behalf of the VP office.
Serves as rapporteur during meetings when needed.
Maintains archive of event discussants and event materials.
Manages manuscript review process; maintains electronic and hardcopy file system of these manuscripts, their reviews, and upcoming manuscripts; serves as FP liaison to the Brookings Press.
60% Scheduling, Calendar, Travel, and Administrative Support

Manages the Vice President's calendar; organizes and schedules daily activities and meetings.
Arranges all details of travel schedule; assembles and tracks travel expenses and reimbursements; maintains and follows up on financial records for VP purchase card and check requests; communicates regularly with financial staff on details of reimbursements and expenses.
Handles large volume of mail and phone calls, receives visitors and staff; serves as VP office liaison with FP and Brookings, responds to requests from other programs and administrative staff.
Screens media calls and email inquiries for VP; serves as primary contact, on behalf of VP to senior U.S. and foreign government officials and members of media.
Compiles materials for VP in advance of all meetings; researches background materials, biographical information, and articles; prepares VP presentations as necessary; assembles materials in usable, relevant formats (e.g. lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, etc.).
Coordinates VP travel with FP development staff requests.
Tracks status of projects, outstanding issues, manuscript reviews.
Drafts and maintains correspondence, memoranda, and other material for VP; proofreads and edits materials; maintains electronic and paper files for all VP commitments.
Proactively contributes to communication within FP (e.g. provides Web Coordinator with VP publications); ensures that all new staff and visitors meet VP.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

For more info, and to apply: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/position/2012/fp12177

Job: Research Assistant, John L. Thornton China Center (Wash DC)

BASIC FUNCTION
Conducts research and provides administrative support for Senior Fellow; in particular, for projects on China's elite politics, decision-making and rule of law, China's middle class, and China's foreign policy.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in international affairs or related area preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of Chinese politics and U.S.-China foreign policy required. Minimum one year of relevant experience required. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
English fluency and high proficiency in Mandarin Chinese are required. Excellent skills as a writer and editor of academic text preferred. Background and understanding of international affairs desired. Superior qualitative research is essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Must be proficient in Internet research and use of database programs. Ability to prioritize in a heavy workload environment required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
75 % Research Assistance

Edits articles, monographs, and books for both substance and language clarity.
Conducts research on project issues; provides analysis of data and independent writing that includes narrative reports to funders; contributes to writing of international case studies, policy briefs, and project monograph.
Assembles relevant material including press reports, interviews, government data, documents, reports, and seminars.
Writes summary reports of forums, symposia, and conferences; drafts abstracts, summaries, and analyses of books and articles.
Monitors and summarizes current developments in geographic areas of project work.
Reads sources for relevancy to research themes; compiles bibliographies and chronologies.
Performs document retrieval using Internet and other online resources.
25% Administrative Support

Manages logistical arrangements for forums, seminars, and conferences.
Schedules appointments and makes travel arrangements for Senior Fellow.
Screens calls to determine purpose and nature of requests and where appropriate responds to inquiries.
Copy edits and proofreads Senior Fellows' documents.
Assists with general China Center administrative needs, as required, such as helping to maintain database of relevant officials, experts, journalists, and regional actors involved in issues that China Center scholars are working on.
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

Posted: December 3, 2012
Reference Number: 12176
Salary: salary starts low $40s

For more info, and to apply: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/position/2012/fp12176

DPDF Student Fellowship Competition

Providing mid-stage graduate students with support to formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals

Open for applications, next deadline is January 31st 2013. Apply Now

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interidisciplinary areas of study.

Each year, the program offers dissertation proposal development workshops led by pairs of tenured senior faculty in the US and abroad who define emerging or reinvigorated multidisciplinary research fields. These research field directors lead groups of 12 graduate students through two workshops during the fellowship cycle. The spring workshop prepares students to undertake summer preliminary research that will inform the design of more robust dissertation research in the future. The fall workshop helps students apply their summer research experiences to writing both dissertation and funding proposals. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops are covered by the DPDF Program.

Working together with faculty research directors, graduate students design research that will help to shape evolving fields in the humanities and social sciences. Additionally, through the programís collaboration with international research institutions, the DPDF creates a space for international as well as domestic network building among fellows.

The 2013 Research Fields are as follows: Critical Approaches to Human Rights,Global Commodity Studies, Mobility, Empowerment and Precarity in African Migration (International Field), Postcolonial Identities and Decolonial Struggles: Creolization and ... (International Field), and Public Finance and Society: The New Historical Fiscal Sociology.

For more info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

2013 Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Exam Dates and Confucius Institute Scholarships

Considering studying in China? The Confucius Institute offers full scholarships for semester, year-long, and Masters of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) study programs at various universities across China. All scholarship applications require an HSK score, so register soon to receive your scores before the April, 2013 application deadlines.

About the HSK
The HSK is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test for non-native speakers. Test results may be used to:
• determine eligibility for scholarship and study abroad opportunities
• boost resumes and qualify for certain positions
• be exempt from certain courses or earn credit at some universities

Upcoming HSK Exam Dates

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
All levels of the online written HSK exam will be offered on January 12, 2013. If you plan to apply for 2013-14 Confucius Institute scholarships and have not yet taken the HSK, it is strongly recommended that you take the HSK on this date to receive your scores before the scholarship deadlines.To register, follow the instructions on the Confucius Institute HSK webpage under "Online Test."
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
All levels of the online written and oral HSK exam will be offered on October 20, 2013. Registration for this exam date will not open until after the January 12 HSK exam. To register, follow the instructions on the Confucius Institute HSK webpage under "Online Test."
For Chinese language teachers
If you are interested in having the Confucius Institute administer the paper-based HSK exam to a group of 20 or more students the week of May 12, 2013, please contact Emily Hanson at hans0996@umn.edu before April 19, 2013.

Dec 19 Tropical & Travel Medicine Seminar

December 19, 2012
6pm-8pm

We are pleased to announce a special evening discussion on Myanmar/Burma.

Save the date for the December 19 Tropical and Travel Medicine Seminar!

AGENDA: SPECIAL FOCUS ON MYANMAR/BURMA

6pm-6:15pm Dinner and Introductions

6:15pm-6:30pm Global Health Update
Presenter TBA

6:30pm-7pm Myanmar Background Brief: Social, Political, and Health Context
Mariyam Naadha, Master of Public Policy Candidate 2013, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

7pm-7:30pm Impressions from a Trip to Myanmar; August 2012
Patricia Walker, MD, DTM&H, Associate Professor and Associate Program Director, Global Health Pathway
University of Minnesota

7:30pm-8pm Panel Discussions with Burmese Physicians
Panel TBA
Adjourn

8pm-8:30pm UMN Global Health Pathway faculty and resident meeting

Seminar Location and Directions:
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Multipurpose Room

2025 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55414

612.596.6100

Please mark your calendar for the 2013 Tropical & Travel Medicine Seminars:
· January 17, 2013 TTMS
· February 21, 2013 TTMS
· March 21, 2013 TTMS
· April 25, 2013 TTMS (Spink Lecture)
· May 15, 2013 TTMS (Evening during the 2013 Global Health Course)
· May 29, 2013 TTMS (Evening during the 2013 Global Health Course)

Debbie Luedtke, MSE
University of Minnesota
Global Health Pathway & Course
Program/Project Specialist
PWB 14-100, MMC 284
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.626.3526
E-Mail: luedt047@umn.edu
Web Site: http://www.globalhealth.umn.edu
Facebook: University of Minnesota Global Health
Twitter: @UMNGlobalHealth

Dec 11 Dr. Tariq Mahmood Khan on "Teacher Education in Pakistan"

12 (noon) to 1:30 p.m. (light lunch to be served)
Elliot Hall N647
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
RSVP

CEHD International Connections

Teacher Education in Pakistan

Dr. Tariq Mahmood Khan
Assistant Professor in Education
Department of Secondary Education
Institute of Education and Research
University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan
Post Doc Fellow Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota

This session will describe the education system, teacher education, and geographic context of Pakistan. Dr. Khan will provide an overview of levels of education along with national and international commitments to educational improvement in Pakistan. The presentation will also examine access to basic education and enrollment rates to schools and in teacher education as well as higher education opportunities and institutions.

Job: Policy Support Officer, Central Asia Desk, OSCE Secretariat, Conflict Prevention Centre (Vienna)

The Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) supports the OSCE's activities in the field and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension.

The Policy Support Service (PSS) serves as the Organization's primary point of contact on all matters concerning field operations; it monitors the implementation of the mandates of the individual field operations and advises the Secretary General (SG) and the Chairmanship on related policy issues. It also analyses early-warning signals regarding the situation in the field and recommends the implementation of relevant preventive or reactive action. Support provided to the SG and the Chairmanship includes background information, policy support and advice, draft decisions, draft statements and summary records. PSS facilitates the co-ordination of programmes and activities among field operations and with those of OSCE specialized units within the Secretariat and Institutions and assists field operations in the Performance-Based Programme Budgeting (PBPB) process.

The PSS is composed of four regional desks covering Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The incumbent will be a member of the Central Asia Desk. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Policy Support Officer and the general guidance of the Deputy Director for Policy Support Service, he/she will be tasked with:

Monitoring and analysing developments in the region;
Monitoring the implementation of the mandates assigned to the OSCE field operations in the Central Asia region;
Following-up to ensure timely flow of information among the field operations, the Chairperson-in-Office, the Delegations and the Secretariat;
Taking an active part in performance-based programme budgeting process for the assigned field operations including interacting with the delegations of the Advisory Committee on Management and Finance (ACMF), the Preparatory Committee, the Permanent Council and other relevant committees;
Contributing to research on selected political topics related to implementation of the mandates of assigned field operations, drafting background papers and reports, compiling briefing material;
Attending meetings and writing summaries, notes and reports for internal distribution;
Preparing visits of the Chairmanship and senior OSCE officials to the field operation area; accompanying high-level visits to the region and drafting reports on these visits upon request;
Preparing in-house briefings, publications and other material;
In co-operation with the Programming and Evaluation Support Unit, reviewing extra-budgetary projects from field operations to ensure that these are in line with the relevant mandate; proposing editorial changes and further action, as necessary;
Performing other related duties, including such as participating in CPC-related events.
Necessary Qualifications
University degree in political sciences, public or international law, international relations or another related field; an advanced degree and regional expertise would be an asset;
Minimum of six years of professional experience in government, national administration or other relevant professional field;
Work in diplomatic service and/or international organisations would be an asset;
Professional fluency in English including excellent drafting skills; knowledge of another OSCE working language, especially Russian, and/or working knowledge of one of the languages spoken in the region would be an asset;
Excellent communication skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement and team spirit;
Computer literacy;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Remuneration Package
Monthly remuneration will vary between EUR 5,604 (single rate) and EUR 6,004 (dependency rate) depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Vanbreda medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/who/83.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.


This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Media Research Analyst- Southeast Asia, Georgetown University (Wash. DC)

This is a Term Position located in Washington, DC

Region: Southeast Asia

Overview: Georgetown University is looking for individuals with multidisciplinary expertise to support a surveillance project focused on the early detection of emerging threats. Our team is seeking a Media Research Analyst to monitor the progression of emerging threats in Southeast Asia.

Job description:

Performs foreign language media surveillance and translation services to detect, track, and identify emerging threats. The analyst may be tasked with providing support to other regions or new threat domains as needed.
Searches Internet media, reviews relevant articles, and extracts data from them.
Writes brief reports summarizing media reporting on relevant events. Adds contextual information to reports with attention to the historical, economic, sociopolitical and cultural characteristics of Southeast Asia.

Qualifications

Language Requirement: Fluency in Thai REQUIRED. Additional fluency in ONE of the following languages strongly preferred (Khmer, Burmese, or Filipino).

Eligibility: US citizenship or permanent residency REQUIRED.

Qualifications:

BS or BA in relevant field required.
Demonstrates strong regional knowledge of Southeast Asia.
Advanced reading proficiency in Thai REQUIRED (Applicant will be required to pass a standardized in-house exam).
Advanced English writing and analytical skills.
Good interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrates self-motivation; works well in a team environment and individually.
Strong Internet and research skills.
US citizenship or permanent residency REQUIRED.
Benefits/Compensation: Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace. We offer attractive benefits, including a tuition assistance program.


Contact Details

Contact:
Hiring Manager
Email:
hiring@isis.georgetown.edu

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume online. Please clearly list your language capabilities in the cover letter and resume. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

NO CALLS, PLEASE.

APPLY ONLINE

This material cross posted from Foreign Policy Association.

Job: Program Associate, Freedom House (Wash DC)

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary
The Program Associate will provide day-to-day project administration and logistical support pertaining to Latin America programs. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director for Latin America programs.

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Exhibit high work standard, adherence to procedures, and responsibility for assigned tasks
Contribute to the preparation of contracts, MOUs, letters of agreement, and other contractual documents, and ensure that the objectives and terms of agreement are met
Demonstrate strong desire for excellence, and desire to inspire others to attain professional excellence
Maintain relevant financial and program administration databases
Produce financial reports, maintain tracking expenditures, and draft budgets
Process payment requests and business expense reports
Conduct research, write first drafts, and contribute to proposal development and other fundraising activities
Organize participant travel and logistics to the region, including purchasing airline tickets, ground transportation, accommodation, procuring visas, and briefing staff on relevant issues
Work closely with team members to coordinate events
Liaise with participants and partners
Other related duties as assigned.
We offer great benefits including:

100% employer-paid dental insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on plan and coverage
100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
And much more......

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or related field
Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training and experience
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong understanding of history, culture, politics and dynamics of the Latin America region
Experience living, working, or traveling extensively in the Latin America region
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
Ability to accept and complete administrative tasks with a positive and proactive attitude
Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet all goals and deadlines
Ability to consistently apply good judgment in problem solving and decision making
Strong ability to apply interpersonal skills, and successfully work in a diverse and multicultural environment and with the stakeholders in the region
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Contact Details

Email:
recruiting@freedomhouse.org

Application Instructions

Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2012-132 PA LAC. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

EOE M/F/D/V

This material cross posted from Foreign Policy Association

Human Rights Day Dec. 10

Please join us for Human Rights Cafe on Dec. 10, 2012 at 9 am
Spannaus Commons (Outside Human Rights Center)

A day to celebrate human rights work all over the world!

Humphrey International Fellows will discuss human rights issues in their home countries and announce their own manifesto on human rights.

Bagels and coffee will be provided.

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