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Caux Scholars Program - deadline February 15!

Caux Scholars Program - deadline February 15!

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Netowork

The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) is a month long summer peacebuilding institute for young leaders, aged 21-35. Since its founding in 1991, CSP has 409 alumni from 105 countries. The Program equips scholars with the inspiration to be the change they want to see in the world and the practical skills to do so.

CSP teaches students to analyze a conflict, to understand the factors that create and sustain conflicts, and provide practical understanding of approaches to resolving conflicts - conflict prevention, negotiation and transitional justice.

Twenty students from around the world are selected for this four-week course held in Caux, Switzerland, during the Initiatives of Change global summer conferences. The program includes approximately 40 hours of academic classes, seven hours per week of "Service for Leadership" practical work, a field trip to Geneva and participation in the Caux conferences.

This year, CSP will participate in the International Peacebuilders Forum. For more information on this event, please see the Exhibitors Booklet:

http://www.iicp.ch/sites/default/files/IPF_Exhibitors_Information%2...

CSP will take place from July 20 - August 16, 2014

Application can be found online:

http://www.us.iofc.org/csp-iofc-application

If you have any questions, please contact Jitka Hromek-Vaitla at cauxsp@us.iofc.org or

jitka.hromek-vaitla@us.iofc.org

APPLY NOW! Master's-Level Certificate in Social Innovation Management. Limited Spots Available!

APPLY NOW! Master's-Level Certificate in Social Innovation Management. Limited Spots Available!

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

We are proud to announce that applications are open for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management, starting on March 15, 2014. This program has been endorsed and supported by a range of innovative organizations and institutions such as The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, Ashoka East Africa, the Harvard Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory, the African Management Initiative and the Unreasonable Institute.

This unique program, based in Kenya, brings together a group of 25 competitively selected, highly talented individuals from around the world. You receive a holistic, future-oriented training (read: employable, sustainable, visionary skills) endorsed by leaders across the social, business, education, and government sectors. Your 5-months in Kenya will possess the depth and pace necessary to train for effective social change making - the intensity is equivalent to a 2-year traditional master's degree.

In addition to a facilitated apprenticeship placement and a unique personal leadership development curriculum, you will learn skills ranging from Design Thinking to Storytelling as a Leadership Skill, from Organization Management to Social Entrepreneurship - all taught by some of the foremost international practitioners in their fields. To learn more, you can click the following links to read about last year's faculty and guest speakers.

"I would like to thank you for the amazing 5 months experience that you offered me as an opportunity. It has been an amazing journey where I learnt SO MUCH that a school/university didn't teach me in 5 years. I have also, learnt a lot about myself. I am very grateful for all that." - Loubna Sadiki, Morocco, Class of 2013. Click here to read more about our impact.
Of interest to PCDN members, the founders of the program, Roshan Paul and Ilaina Rabbat, have a background in both peacebuilding and social entrepreneurship. We do our best to make the program affordable, so do not let financial worries prevent your from applying. The program is open to anyone in the world with a college degree (or at least 2 years of work experience) who is eager to train intensively to build his/her skills at leading social change. We are especially looking for people like:

Mark, a recent graduate determined to create a life and career that address the world's biggest social challenges, but isn't sure where to start
Natasha, who works for an international NGO and has been looking for a way to improve her practical skills and leadership capacity, but hasn't found a master's program that provides what she needs
Joseph, who has been working in an investment bank but feels that his passion for making a difference would find better use with organizations solving problems like rural development or access to health care
Our promise: to enable you to be effective at leading change. There are limited spots available for pioneers - and applications will close when all the spots are filled, so APPLY NOW!

We also welcome you to write to us with questions.

Vacancy at International Alert, Great Lakes Regional Manager and Rwanda Country Manager

Vacancy at International Alert, Great Lakes Regional Manager and Rwanda Country Manager

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Great Lakes Regional Manager and Rwanda Country Manager

Salary: £40,204 per annum, (more for an exceptional candidate), with benefits including accommodation, relocation package, annual flight back home and medical insurance cover.

Based: Kigali, Rwanda

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Africa programme. You will be responsible for lead consolidation and growth of Alert's presence in the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Africa, providing day-to-day management support to Great Lakes region country programmes within the AP/Africa Programme while acting as Country Manager for Rwanda, with supervision of activities in Burundi.

To be great in this job you are likely, first and foremost, to have a talent for designing and delivering innovative peacebuilding programmes and initiatives, at the same time being a problem-solver who thrives on resolving challenges.

Educated to degree level (in a relevant subject), you will have significant experience of managing field-based peacebuilding or development projects or programmes including in Africa and you will have at least 3 years' experience of responsibility for financial management of projects including designing and managing budgets and financial reporting, along with human resource management including recruitment, performance review and mentoring/support.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit http://www.international-alert.org/jobs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@international-alert.org , both of which can be found under 'Downloads'.

Please note we do not accept CVs

Closing date: Sunday 9th February 2014 at 5pm (UK time)

Telephone interviews will take place on 17th February with face to face interviews held in London on 5th March 2014.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.


We are one of the world's leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

www.international-alert.org

Deadline Extended to Jan 31 - Humphrey School CVT International Human Rights Internship in DC


Deadline extended to Jan 31, 2014!

2014 Center for Victims of Torture/Humphrey School Summer Internship

International Human Rights Internship in CVT's Public Policy Department - Washington, DC

Purpose:
The purpose of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) Internship is to establish an internship opportunity for a degree-seeking Humphrey School student with the Center for Victims of Torture. The internship gives the selected Humphrey student valuable experience with a vital international human rights organization and its work. CVT gains skills and work contributions from an emerging public affairs leader pursuing human rights work enrolled at the Humphrey School.

Commitment/Eligibility: Paid Internship
10-weeks long (400 hours), available to 1st-year Master's students at the Humphrey School. This internship comes with a $6,000 grant.

Any continuing student currently enrolled in good standing in the Masters program in planning or public policy (MPP or MURP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply. Students who have already fulfilled the internship requirement, waived that requirement, or students in the MS, MDP or MPA programs are not eligible for this internship program (those degrees do not require internships).

Center for Victims of Torture: (www.cvt.org)
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Washington, DC, Africa and the Middle East.

Department: Public Policy
This ambitious CVT department advocates for the protection of human rights. CVT influences public policy in the U.S. Congress by lobbying for the needs of its clients and of all torture survivors. To further these goals, CVT advocates for increasing access to mental health and torture survivor rehabilitation services for survivors of torture and severe war atrocities in the United States and around the world; seeks to ensure just and humane detention and interrogation policies and to secure accountability for torture and cruelty committed by the U.S. government post 9/11; and pushes for reforms to asylum and refugee policies that would help mitigate legal and policy gaps that exacerbate symptoms of trauma (or are traumatizing) for survivors of torture seeking protection in the United States. In all its advocacy efforts, CVT brings a unique combination of survivor, clinical, human rights and foreign policy voices to policymakers. The policy team works in close collaboration with its direct services programs and in coalition with NGO partners.

Internship Description:
The Humphrey fellow will support the organization's DC-based advocacy and educational goals. The responsibilities of the fellow may include:
• Conducting legal and factual research;
• Analyzing legislation; writing fact-sheets or other advocacy materials;
• Attending and taking notes at briefings, NGO coalition meetings, Congressional hearings and, on occasion, meetings with government officials;
• Assisting in the planning of briefings or other educational events;
• Writing policy and recommendations papers; and
• Generally supporting the development of strategies to advance CVT's advocacy objectives under the leadership of the Director of CVT's Washington office and members of the Public Policy team.

Each year in commemoration of June 26th, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CVT hosts an event in Washington, D.C. The summer fellow will play a key role in planning and putting on that event and related activities.

Preferred Qualifications
• Commitment to CVT's mission
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills
• Experience in event planning
• Knowledge of international human rights law
• Computer skills, including experience with MS Office software, email and internet.
• Team player with a strong capacity for taking initiative and working independently.

Internship Details or logistics
• Monday through Friday (9:00AM to 5:00PM), beginning in mid-to-late May 2014 through early-to-mid August 2014.
• Location: Washington, DC.
• The fellow will report to the Director of CVT's Washington Office and work closely with CVT's Senior Policy Counsel.

Application Procedures
Applications are due by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2014. Please provide the following information as Word email attachments:

1. Cover letter specifying relevant background experiences and ways in which the internship would further career goals or interests.
2. Resume
3. Two References (Name, Title and Contact Information)
4. Short writing sample (less than 5 pages)

Please submit your application by email to Martha Krohn (krohn036@umn.edu) by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2014.

Applicants will be notified no later than February 14, 2014, regarding interviews.

Reminder: ICGC Brown Bag Friday, January 24, 2014 noon-1pm, 537 Heller Hall "District Six Revisited"

ICGC Brown Bag
Friday, January 24, 2014 noon-1pm, 537 Heller Hall
"District Six Revisited"

Presented by: Ciraj Rassool,
Department of History, University of the Western Cape
ABSTRACT: This is a lecture about the contradictions and tensions of the politics of urban social reconstruction in Cape Town's District Six in the two decades after the end of apartheid. It is an analysis of the contests that are unfolding over land restitution, housing provision and urban gentrification, and especially as these challenges meet processes of civic activism, memory work and historical representation. This study looks at these challenges and disputes, analyses the forums and networks involved, as well as the systems and relations of knowledge caught up in these unfolding contradictions, as a contribution to understanding the remaking of a city with a deep colonial and apartheid past that continues to haunt it.

ADC Announces MPP Alummi Nasibu Sareva as New Executive Director

ADC Announces Nasibu Sareva as
New Executive Director



With an unquestionable commitment to the organization, a strong understanding of strategic operations, and an optimistic drive, Nasibu Sareva was extremely successful after being appointed as the Interim Executive Director this past August, and will now fill this role permanently.

"During the past few months, Nasibu has shown a remarkable ability to lead in difficult circumstances as well as think and act strategically for ADC's strong future. ADC's Board of Directors is thrilled that Nasibu has accepted this challenge", stated Jo Ann Vano, ADC Board of Directors President.

Joining Sareva in this new leadership is Matthew Holm, who will take the role of Deputy Executive Director. Holm was appointed to the Interim role during the transition, and now moves there permanently from Communications and Development Director. Mr. Holm provides a substantial background of operational leadership in private business, as well as nonprofit management expertise. Holm holds a BA in Globalization and Citizenship from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

"The African Development Center is an incredibly important asset for the sustainable prosperity of the community and region it serves. Nasibu and Matthew have done an excellent job of managing ADC during a very trying time in its history. I am excited by what they have accomplished, and look forward to supporting them well into the future", stated Gary Cunningham, Vice President of Programs at Northwest Area Foundation.

The new Executive management of ADC is eager to build on the accomplishments of the past quarter, as the organization works to continue being Your Guide to Financial Success.

Call for Applications- Tufts Summer Institute of Civic Studies on civic engagement and democracy- July 7-17, 2014

Call for Applications- Tufts Summer Institute of Civic Studies on civic engagement and democracy- July 7-17, 2014

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Netowork

July 7-17, 2014
Tisch College, Tufts University

The sixth annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies will be an intensive, two-week, interdisciplinary seminar bringing together advanced graduate students, faculty, and practitioners from diverse fields of study.

Organized by Peter Levine, Tisch College, and Karol Sołtan, University of Maryland, the Summer Institute features guest seminars by distinguished colleagues from various institutions and engages participants in challenging discussions such as:

What kinds of citizens (if any) do good regimes need?
What should such citizens know, believe, and do?
What practices and institutional structures promote the right kinds of citizenship?
What ought to be the relationships among empirical evidence, ethics, and strategy?
The syllabus for the fifth annual seminar (in 2013) is below. The 2014 syllabus will be modified but will largely follow this outline. You can also read more about the motivation for the Institute in this overview page on civic studies.

The daily sessions will take place from July 7-17, 2013, at the Tufts campus in Medford, MA. The seminar will be followed (from July 18 at 6 pm until July 18 at 9 pm) by a public conference-Frontiers of Democracy 2013-in downtown Boston. Participants in the institute are required to stay for the public conference. See information on the 2013 conference here.

Tuition for the Institute is free, but students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. A Tufts University dormitory room can be rented for $230-$280/week. Credit is not automatically offered but special arrangements for graduate credit may be possible.

To apply, please follow this link: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/summer-institute/

Fellowship: Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders: Deadline January 27!

Fellowship: Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders now accepting Applications

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

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Introducing the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders


An unparalleled opportunity to...

Interact with President Obama at a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.;
Participate in a 6-week intensive academic and leadership program at a U.S. institution;
Meet with U.S. government, civic, and business leaders;
Access exceptional internship and apprenticeship opportunities;
Expand your business or project through access to millions of dollars for small grant funding; and
Join a continent-wide and global alumni network to help you seek innovative solutions to common challenges.
What is the Washington Fellowship?

The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training, academic coursework, and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity and strengthening democratic institutions.

Welcoming Promising Leaders to the United States

President Obama speaks to a group

Leaders will attend U.S. universities for an academic institute in one of three areas: business and entrepreneurship; civic leadership; and public management. Coursework and training in each of these sectors will focus on the skills young African leaders need to run better ministries, start and grow businesses, and serve their communities. The initiative will grow to 1,000 young leaders each year. Washington Fellows will spend six weeks at top American universities and colleges that will provide tailored programs in the sectors above, leveraging top faculty, cutting-edge curricula, and local opportunities to impart practical professional and leadership skills.

Formal university institutes will be augmented by workshops, mentoring, and networking opportunities with leaders in each field, as well as internships across the United States. For example, U.S. agencies such as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Export-Import Bank have offered to host Washington Fellows as interns to expose them to the U.S. workplace and practices, and build their technical skills. The Fellows will also have the chance to interact with the President during an annual Summit in Washington, D.C., along with other senior U.S. government, business, and civic leaders.

Investing in Opportunities on the Continent

Washington Fellows' U.S.-based training will only be the beginning of the United States' long term investment in these young leaders. The investment in young leaders will continue in Africa with opportunities for networking, ongoing professional development, seed funding for entrepreneurs and community service. Fellows will have access to enrichment seminars, local and regional networking events and an innovative on-line platform. Participants may apply for Washington Fellowship internships with businesses, public sector entities and non-governmental organizations in order to put their newly-acquired skills and experiences to use. For example, Microsoft will connect Washington Fellows with internships and mentors in their offices across Africa and Ethiopian Airlines will offer participants the opportunity to train at their offices around the continent.

Washington Fellows will have access to dedicated funding opportunities to support their ideas, businesses, and organizations. Over $5 million in small grants will be awarded in the first three years by the U.S. African Development Foundation to Washington Fellows seeking to start their own businesses or social enterprises. The U.S. State Department will invest an additional $5 million over the course of the program to help alumni establish or grow non-governmental organizations, undertake a project to improve their community, or work collaboratively to build the network of young African leaders, including reaching into underserved areas. USAID Regional Coordinators will connect Washington Fellows to these opportunities and leverage over $200 million in ongoing youth programs and initiatives on the continent.

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Investing in Critical Sectors

Business and Entrepreneurship: designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who hope to take on leadership roles within the private sector or start their own business ventures on the continent.
Civic Leadership: oriented to young Africans who are civically engaged and serve the public through non-governmental organizations, and/or volunteer or community-based organizations.
Public Management: tailored to young Africans who work or aspire to work in all levels of government, regional organizations such as the African Union, international bodies such as the United Nations, or other publicly-minded entities or think tanks.
President Obama quote: Africa's future belongs to its young people...we need young Africans who are standing up and making things happen not only in their own countries but around the world.

Sustaining a Strong Alumni Network

Washington Fellows will be a part of a vibrant network that will continue to connect them to new opportunities in Africa and to each other. Regular local and regional events and networking opportunities will sustain strong ties over the years as program participants assume leadership positions in their respective sectors. Fellows will be required to mentor other promising young leaders, enhancing the impact and sustainability of the initiative, and growing the network to encompass other leaders, especially in disadvantaged communities.

To apply see http://www.irex.org/application/washington-fellowship-application-i...
Washington Fellowship Application Information

International Education, Youth, Africa
Due - January 27, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:00 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014

The Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed information regarding the financial provisions of the fellowship, eligibility and selection criteria for the program, and details on applying. Please read the application instructions carefully prior to beginning the application. We recommend printing these instructions and referring to them while completing the application.

If you have questions about the application, please email washingtonfellowship@irex.org

Participating countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Register Now: 13th Annual Nonviolence Summer Institute 2014 (Limited Scholarships Available), Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, The University of Rhode Island

Register Now: 13th Annual Nonviolence Summer Institute 2014 (Limited Scholarships Available), Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, The University of Rhode Island

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Registration Opens for
"13th Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute 2014"
June 2-13, 2014
Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, The University of Rhode Island
Earn Trainer Certification in Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation

Based on the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Nonviolence Summer Institute 2014 brings together national and international participants interested in learning the skills necessary for promoting peace, nonviolence, civil resistance, & social change in their local communities, region, or globally. History shows that the success of peaceful social transformation depends largely on individuals who are knowledgeable and well-trained in the strategies and methods of nonviolence. Train with us and become part of a global network of trainers in 34 countries on 5 continents and 21 US states.

KINGIAN NONVIOLENCE is the framework of our intensive certification training of trainers and advanced leadership programs where all those interested in promoting peace come together to share experiences and learn together in a culturally diverse learning community. Participants have included human-rights activists, environmental advocates, non-profit and non-governmental leaders, educators, university students and faculty, government officials, clergy, law enforcement, health and mental health professionals, and community organizers. Limited scholarships available.

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AND REGISTER NOW CLICK HERE
International participants please explore the 21-Day Extended Training and Cultural Education Opportunity on our website.
74 Lower College Rd. MCC # 202
Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
United State+1 (401) 874-2875
summerinstitute(at)dept.uri.edu

www.uri.edu/nonviolence

Jobs: Global Partnerships, Director of Program Initiatives (Seattle) and Health Services Fund Analyst (Nicaragua)

Jobs: Global Partnerships, Director of Program Initiatives (Seattle) and Health Services Fund Analyst (Nicaragua)

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

for more info see http://www.globalpartnerships.org/careers/

Director, Program Initiatives (based in Seattle, WA). The Director Program Initiatives will play a critical role helping GP further refine its strategy in its rural livelihoods impact area, while also being the project lead for an organization-wide Sub Saharan Africa entry strategy (including driving for a go/no-go decision). The person will further provide input into our micro-entrepreneurship strategy. She/he will report to the Chief Program and Impact Officer at GP's Seattle headquarters. We seek an experienced analytical individual who can think strategically, communicate recommendations effectively across a variety of stakeholders and transform recommendations into action. Click here to learn how to apply.

Health Services Fund Analyst (based in Managua, Nicaragua). The Health Services Fund Analyst will be responsible for managing a portfolio of initiatives that involves: 1) business plan development that defines the proposed investment by GP; 2) relationship management with partner organizations, including provision of direct technical assistance to partners related to all aspects of health services model design and implementation; 3) knowledge management - both from within and outside our portfolio of investments; and 4) investment oversight - ensuring that investments are tracking towards objectives and that GP investors are engaged and updated as needed on HSF progress. Click here to learn how to apply.

Fundraising/Resource Mobilization Officer: Global Health Corps

Fundraising/Resource Mobilization Officer

Job Link (if applicable)
http://ghcorps.org/placements/ug07-usa-fundraisingresource-mobilization-officer-baylor-college-of-medicine-childrens-foundation-uganda/

Contact Email: Danielle danielle@ghcorps.org

Description

About: Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation-Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is a national non-profit child health and development organization providing family centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service; health professional training and clinical research in Uganda.Baylor-Uganda is committed to providing high quality, high impact and highly ethical pediatric and family centered health care, health professional training and clinical research focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.Baylor-Uganda current priority areas include: HIV/AIDS prevention Care and treatment services Health Professional training and capacity building Clinical Research Maternal and Child illnesses Position Overview: Develop, monitor and review resource mobilization strategies for sustaining the organization's programs in line with the strategic objectives. Responsibilities: Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan, in line with the strategic objectives of the organization Review the organization's budget so as to establish the program financial needs/gaps ,in line with Baylor's strategic plan and financial policies and procedures Manage and review the preparation and development of fundable quality proposals for the organization's program in accordance with proposal writing guidelines Develop and maintain relations with potential donors including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors in line with donor requirements and Baylor-Uganda's funding policies and procedures Monitor the implementation of funded projects by liaising with the responsible departmental heads to ensure quality and informed reporting to donors on a timely basis in line with the contractual donor obligations Follow-up project proposals submitted to donors and keep proper record of all correspondences in line with organizational requirements Write project and accountability reports and submit them to donors according to donor requirements Raise Baylor-Uganda's country profile through information sharing with donors and other stakeholders to ensure successful fundraising in line with the strategic objectives and official funding guidelines Facilitate training of Baylor-Uganda staff and partners in fundraising and donor reporting in line with Baylor's training strategy and guidelines Required Skills and Experience: Fundraising and resource mobilization skills Negotiation skills Communication (oral and written) and report writing skills Entrepreneurship skills Ability to work under pressure Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), data collection, validation and analysis Proven English language writing and editorial skills Strong interest in global public health Ability to work in a team environment, but with self sufficiency and motivation Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills, verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation Fluency in spoken and written English Capacity to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships. Preferred Skills and Experience: MBA, MPP, MPA, MPH or other relevant Masters degree A post graduate qualification in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage Working experience in fundraising and donor mobilization Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.*Note: the living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/application/

Reframing Mass Violence Speaker Series launches First events January 23 and February 6! Others to follow!

Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin
America and Southern
Europe
Speaker Series to begin Thursday, January 23
3:00 - 4:30 pm
235 Nolte Hall (East Bank)
315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN

As we prepare to begin the spring semester, we are thrilled to
announce a semester-long
speaker series on mass violence, human rights, and social memory that
will kickoff
next week on Thursday, January 23rd.

This series of public lectures, panel discussions, and film screenings
will explore
the particular developments and transnational entanglements of social
memories in
societies revisiting their legacies of dictatorship, state terror, and
grave human
rights violations in Latin America and Southern Europe. The series
will allow distinguished
experts from the countries of study to discuss their work and engage in dialogue
wtih local scholars, students and the public on contemporary
processes of re-interpretation
and re-framing of the atrocities themselves and the transitional justice models
that were adopted in their aftermaths.

Leading off the series will be Program Director Barbara Frey on January 23 (3:00
- 4:30 pm, 235 Nolte Hall (East Bank), 315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis when
she discusses "Transitional Justice: Seeking Truth and Accountability
for Systematic
Human Rights Violations." Frey will examine countries emerging from repression,
armed conflict, or mass atrocities to see how they have chosen to
address the past
as part of their trasition into new forms of governance and
citizenship. She will
also discuss methods and mechanisms that have been developed by
national or international
actors, including public memorials, truth commissions, and national or
international
criminal prosecutions to assist societies to transition away from
repressive pasts.

Two weeks later, on Thursday, February 6, (3:00 - 5:30 pm, St. Anthony
Main Theater,
115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis) we welcome director and filmmaker Pamela Yates
and producer Paco Onís to screen their documentary Granito: How to
Nail a Dictator.
Granito tells the stories of five main characters whose destinies are
joined together
by Guatemala's turbulent past. The film focuses in on the early 1980's
when General
Efraín Ríos Montt, in order to obtain and maintain power, implemented
an intentional
military attack, known as the "scorched earth" campaign, targeting the
indigenous
population of Guatemala. This campaign resulted in nearly 200,000
deaths, including
45,000 forced disappearances, and numerous displaced communities.
Released in early
2011, Granito has received recognition internationally, with one critic stating
that the film does not just document history, but that it "makes
history." Attendees
to this event will have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the
filmmaker and producer following the screening as well as to view a
13-minute video
of the Ríos Montt trial, titled The Verdict.

We hope to see you at these powerhouse events set to launch the series
and we are
certain that the entire series will be one you want to pay attention
to. Look for
future news about these upcoming segments:


* February 20: Alejandro Baer (U of M), "The Sociology of Collective Memory"
* March 6: Mariana Achugar (Carnegie Mellon), "Uruguayan Memories of
Dictatorship"
* March 27: Glenda Mezarobba, UNDP's representative for the Brazilian
Truth Commission
Brasil
* April 10: Panel Discussion, "The Evolving Memory of Argentina's
'Disappeared'",
with Emilio Crenzel (University of Buenos Aires) and Leigh Payne (Oxford / U of
M)
* April 24: Ana Forcinito (U of M), "Culture/Art, Memory and Human Rights"
* Francisco Ferrandiz (CSIC, Madrid), "Spain's Memory Movement"

All events with the exception of February 6 and April 10 will be held
at Nolte 235
on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30.

Organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies, the Human Rights
Program and the
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota

Job: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa , Deputy Executive Secretary

Job: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa , Deputy Executive Secretary

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

CODESRIA

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from suitably qualified African scholars for the post of Deputy Executive Secretary in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. This position is categorised as one of the most senior management posts in the Secretariat and the successful candidate is expected to function as part of a team of senior programme staff under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Council.

Established in 1973 as a pioneering, independent, pan-African and not-for-profit organisation for the development of the social sciences in Africa, CODESRIA is today widely recognised as the premier centre on the continent for the generation and dissemination of multidisciplinary research knowledge. The position of Deputy Executive Secretary is a key one both in the development of the programme mandate of the Council and the realisation of the strategic institutional objectives set by the General Assembly of its members. In addition to deputising for the Executive Secretary as may be called upon, the successful candidate will also be required to:

1. Take a lead role in the development of new programmes and activities, and in the mobilisation of researchers across Africa to participate in them in accordance

with existing institutional rules and strategy;

2. Be directly responsible for the management of collaborative and special programmes undertaken by CODESRIA in partnership with other research organisations;

3. Play a supervisory role in the monitoring of all CODESRIA programme clusters and activities with a view to reinforcing synergies, sustaining efficiency, and verifying the quality of engagement between the Secretariat and the research networks which it supports;

4. Develop proposals for the funding of the work of the Council under the direction of the Executive Secretary and produce required activity reports for those who support the various programmes and activities of the institution;

5. Undertake representational duties on behalf of the Council as may be delegated by the Executive Secretary;

6. Promote contacts with researchers, professional associations and regional organisations within Africa, across the global South and in the rest of the world;

7. Lend support to other CODESRIA programme staff for the realisation of the scientific mission and mandate of the Council; and

8. Organise research and policy dialogue meetings within programme clusters for which s/he is directly responsible.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants need to come from the social sciences or humanities with a close relationship to the social sciences, and:

1. Have a sound university education and at least seven years of post-doctoral working experience in a research and/or research training environment;

2. Have a good knowledge of CODESRIA and possess a demonstrable ability to mobilise and promote the work of African researchers;

3. Know and be familiar with the African and international scientific community;

4. Have first hand knowledge of the African university environment and a track-record of research;

5. Have a proven experience of programme management in an academic environment;

6. Be experienced in fund-raising, resource management and the preparation of reports for funders;

7. Have a distinguished record of publication in peer-reviewed journals;

8. Have demonstrable skills in the management of personnel in a diversified, multi-cultural environment; and

9. Be fluent in French or English and have a good working knowledge of the other language.

The salary level that will be offered will depend on the successful applicant's experience and qualifications, and will be broadly comparable to those of similar posts in other international organisations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More information about CODESRIA can be obtained from the Council's website: www.codesria.org. It is CODESRIA policy to reflect the disciplinary, gender, generational and linguistic diversity of the African social science community in its structures. In this connection, female candidates and younger researchers meeting the qualifications set out are especially encouraged to send in their dossiers for consideration for this position.

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants wishing to be considered for the position are required to supply the following documents:

1. A written application;

2. A detailed CV describing the candidate's professional experience;

3. Three reference letters, two of which must come from people living in countries other than the applicant's country of residence; and

4. Three or four of the candidate's recent publications.

The reference letters in support of candidates must be sealed and sent under separate cover and marked "Confidential Reference", or scanned and emailed directly to the address below. The application letters and other supporting documents of candidates should be sent in a sealed envelope marked "Application Documents". Documents that exist in electronic form can be sent by email. Both the applications and the reference letters should be sent to:

The President

CODESRIA

Av. Cheikh Anta Diop x Canal IV

BP 3304, CP 18524,

Dakar / SENEGAL

Email: executive.secretary@codesria.sn

CLOSING DATE

All applications must be received by 31st March, 2014. Any application received after this date will not be considered. Candidates who submitted their applications last year on do NOT need to re-submit them. The Selection Committee will review them along with the new applications received.

Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict Social Media Intern

Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict Social Media Intern

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDER AND CONFLICT

Addressing Gendered Violence through Innovative Research and Theory Driven Practice
Social Media Intern Position ***Eligible for Academic Credit***

Social Media Intern Job Description

The Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict (CGC) seeks an intern to manage our online media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other forms of social media.

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently to monitor global news outlets and provide commentary on items of relevance to gender and conflict via online social media outlets. The intern will develop and enhance social media campaigns for CGC, and frequently coordinate project management with colleagues to market initiatives that cross functions for fundraising, academic events, and public policy advocacy.

 The Social Media Intern will work directly with the Public Affairs Liaison to promote CGC initiatives.
Qualifications
 Passionate about gender and conflict, with a desire to be the change you wish to see in the world.
 Extensive online presence and level of comfort using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
 Academic concentration in S-CAR, WGST, GLOA, SOAN, NCC, or major related to gender, global studies, or
international affairs.
 Excellent written communication skills.
 Entrepreneurial self-starter, with ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
 Available to work in our Arlington Campus office no less than 10 hours per week.

To apply

 Send resume, cover letter, and 500-1,500 word writing sample to scarcgc@gmail.com by January 19, 2013.
 To be considered for academic credit, students must be willing to work a minimum of 160 hours over the course of the semester, as well as complete all assignments mandated by their academic department.

U.S. Department of State 2014 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid).

We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State 2014 Fall Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Click here (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359486600) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 3, 2014.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in - and with - Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America's diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:

Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America's foreign policy; and
Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Fall 2014 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America's foreign policy initiatives. You'll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Fall 2014 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 3, 2014.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

World Bank's FREE Online Course on climate change will be launched on January 27, 2014

World Bank's FREE Online Course on climate change will be launched on January 27, 2014

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

For more information or to apply, please follow this link: https://www.coursera.org/course/warmerworld

It is now clear that without action on climate change, the world may become 4°C warmer by the end of this century. Such an increase would threaten to roll back decades of development progress; thus, we are at a 'make it or break it' point in time. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence, as well as some of the opportunities for urgent action.

Watch Intro Video
About the Course

Under current pledges and commitments, the world is likely to reach 4°C degree warming by the end of the century and 2°C warming as early as 2040. This MOOC brings together renowned scientists to provide a synthesis of the most recent scientific evidence and presents an analysis of likely impacts and risks, with a focus on developing countries. It chronicles already observed changes in the climate system and their impacts, through the increase in carbon dioxide emissions, corresponding temperature increases and melting of glaciers and sea ice, and changes in precipitation patterns. This course also offers projections for the 21st century for droughts, heat waves and sea-level rise, with implications for food and water security, as well as possible impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystems and human health.

This MOOC presents an analysis of the likely impacts of a 4°C warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision makers and communities to take a serious look at their adaptation choices, while also signaling the urgency for mitigation action. Participants will also be introduced to the risks of triggering non-linearity, and tipping elements, such as the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and large-scale Amazon dieback. The course ends with a discussion of the main policy choices needed to prevent warming above 2°C.
For more information or to apply, please follow this link: https://www.coursera.org/course/warmerworld

Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship - Winter Quarter Washington, D.C. Deadline January 27

Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) Internship - Winter Quarter
Washington, D.C.

Are you interested in international affairs and Asian studies? Would you like to be involved in programs that foster collaborative solutions to common challenges--energy security and policy; energy and the environment; and trade, investment, and economic engagement--that face the United States and Asia? If so, apply for NBR's TEEA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking one paid, full-time (~40 hours/week) intern for a 3-6 month term (minimum 3-month commitment) to join the Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) group. The intern will focus primarily on two projects: the Energy Security Program and the Pacific Energy Summit series. This internship is mentored by TEEA project managers.

Project Descriptions
Launched in 2009, NBR's annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. By bridging the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors, the Summit informs policy and inspires collaboration to help support sustainable economic development.

NBR's Energy Security Program convenes senior policy and industry leaders and Asia energy specialists to engage in high-level discussions of Asia's energy policies and their implications for geopolitics. Experts share insights and recommendations through a number of channels, including an invitation-only spring workshop, NBR's annual Energy Security Report, and a public fall launch event.

Key responsibilities include
Working closely with the TEEA team on all aspects of the 2013-2014 Pacific Energy Summits, including: conducting background research as necessary, preparing conference materials, maintaining registration lists, tracking and following-up on invitations, and assisting with travel and event logistics.
Providing administrative, logistical, and outreach support for the 2014 Energy Security Program, including: preparing workshop materials, maintaining registration lists, assisting with travel and event logistics, and supporting program research needs. Core Program activities include briefings, roundtables, and the annual Workshop and Fall report launch. Supporting TEEA on other initiative-related activities, roundtables, logistics, and outreach, particularly on trade and economic engagement.
Other responsibilities include
Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting documents related to TEEA programs, including but not limited to briefing materials, agendas, website content, key thematic issues, and related publications and/or other materials as appropriate
Event Planning: Providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas and invitations; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Research Support: Providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, including gathering articles on current events and background on key individuals, attending and summarizing local events on trade and energy, conducting an interview with an expert in the TEEA field
Publications Support: Reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
Database Administration: Maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization; participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Qualifications
Upperclassman BA student, current MA student, or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree
Interns must have substantive expertise on specific countries and issues (substantive knowledge and/or language skills) and must be able to understand each project's scope/relevance in order to work effectively with scholars and other stakeholders
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team; pay acute attention to detail; be organized; work well under pressure; and have excellent written, oral, and research skills
Application Process
To apply, submit the following to NBR:

cover letter that details your interests and availability
resume
application form: PDF or MS Word
brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail)
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Amanda Keverkamp, Office Manager, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 27, 2014; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Political and Security Affairs (PSA) Internship Washington, D.C. Deadine January 27

Political and Security Affairs (PSA) Internship
Washington, D.C.

Are you interested in international affairs and political and security studies? Would you like to use your knowledge of international relations to support activities that inform and strengthen U.S. policy towards Asia? If so, apply for NBR's PSA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a part-time (~16-24 hours per week) intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) team for 3-6 months, extendable. The internship will include contributing to key projects and programs, such as the Strategic Asia Program, the China Security Studies Program, The Future of U.S. Alliances and Partnerships initiative, and other PSA projects. The internship pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

Responsibilities

Project Assistance: drafting and proof-reading project descriptions, concept papers, etc.; helping maintain project documentation, web-pages, and filing systems
Research Support and Writing: providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, providing market research, summarizing research papers, undertaking literature reviews, and performing other research and writing assignments as needed
Publications Support: reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
Database Administration: maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
Event Planning: providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Phone Support: answering incoming calls to the organization
Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Qualifications

Current BA/MA student or recent graduate, working towards or holding a relevant degree
Excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards Asia
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
Advanced Asian language skills a plus, especially Japanese, Korean, and Chinese U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status (by time of application deadline)
Application Process

The deadline for applications is January 27, 2014; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

application form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
resume
brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Amanda Keverkamp, Office Manager, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370.

Center for Health and Aging (CHA) Internship Seattle, WA

Center for Health and Aging (CHA) Internship
Seattle, WA

Are you interested in international affairs and the economic, political, and market implications of new developments in global health? Would you like to use your knowledge of international relations and health to support activities that inform and strengthen U.S. policy towards Asia? If so, apply for NBR's CHA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a volunteer, part-time intern (5-15 hours per week) to provide research and administrative support to NBR's Center for Health and Aging for 3-6 months, starting immediately. This position would be ideal for a candidate seeking to build their professional experience in the broader implications of international health issues while working at a nonprofit policy research institution. The educational and training opportunities available to the Center for Health and Aging Intern will include the support of CHA Department activities. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

Responsibilities

Publications: researching, drafting, reviewing, proofreading, and formatting documents on public health issues for the Center for Health and Aging (including Commentaries, Q&As, and other online content)
Research assistance: providing background research on the economic and political issues surrounding global health developments, individuals, and organizations and supporting development of concept papers and proposals
Event planning: providing administrative and logistical support for briefings and discussions on public health issues
Providing general office support for other NBR activities, including answering incoming calls to the organization
Qualifications

Current MA, MBA, or MPH student or recent graduate
Excellent written, oral, and research skills
Substantive expertise and interest in the broader implications of international health issues in Asia and contemporary U.S. policy toward international health, and familiarity with international health agencies and NGOs
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure U.S.
Application Process

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

application form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
resume
brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address
Please email application materials to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, employment@nbr.org.

UMN course on Sustainable Development in Africa--space available

There is still space in CFANS 5480, Sustainable Development in Africa: Entrepreneurial Solutions with Ugandan Communities. This is a 3 credit class that meets either Monday 10-12 or Weds 9:30 - 11:30 (there are two groups, you only need to join one). The course is working collaboratively with Makerere University in Kampala, who are part of the One Health program there. Contact Fred Rose (rosex122--at--umn.edu) for more information about registering.
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Fred Rose
Acara Program Director
Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AcaraUMN
Website: http://acara.umn.edu/
mobile: 612-845-0297
skype: fred_rose

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