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HHH Prof. Greta Friedemann-Sánchez receives 2013 COGS Faculty Award

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes faculty members for their exceptional contributions to graduate education. This is the only faculty award that expresses the appreciation of the graduate student body - it was created by graduate students, nominations are made by graduate students, and the winners are selected by graduate students.

Greta Friedemann-Sánchez with 2013 MPP graduates Ana Isabel Gabilondo (L) and Mariyam Naadha (R).

Project Sustainability Analyst (Bogotá, Colombia)

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 80 projects in 36 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

Project Sustainability Analyst, Colombia

We are currently seeking a Consultant to complete a Sustainability Assessment for the current USAID-funded Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program (ACIP) in Colombia. The ACIP Project aims to improve the socioeconomic and political inclusion of Afro-Colombians and indigenous people. The role of the Sustainability Analyst will be to examine the ACIP Program and activities and provide a report and recommendations to improve sustainability across target factors. The position is available immediately and will entail approximately 20 working days in Bogota, Colombia. Specific tasks include:

Responsibilities:

Interview key personnel, beneficiaries, and partners
Visit and examine project sites
Construct a Sustainability Factors Matrix
Determine the project's sustainability status based on gathered information and assessment
Provide a report and recommendations on project sustainability projections and opportunities for improvement

Qualifications
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Master's degree in economics, international development, public administration, political science, social sciences or related field required
5+ years of work experience in the public sector or in international development with specific focus on sustainability evaluations and assessments
Proven consulting experience with similar scope
Fluency in English and Spanish is required
Colombian citizens are encouraged to apply

Contact Details
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Application Instructions
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Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55568361D43515B7E59192F77571F6E0362774B. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

crosslisted from Foreign Policy Association
Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Sector: Non Profit
Organization URL: http://www.acdivoca.org/
Experience: Mid Career
Last Date To Apply Aug-18-2013
Date Posted Jul-19-2013

East Africa Policy Director, One Acre Fund (based in East Africa)

One Acre Fund stays in regular contact and collaborates with the Ministries of Agriculture in the countries where we work. There is significant programmatic benefit from maintaining regular contact with ministry officials. We also believe that there exist powerful opportunities to partner with the Ministries to both shape policy, and also implement effective policy, coordinated together with our significant field presence.

We are seeking a policy director to be based in East Africa, to help manage our increasing African government-facing organization. This person would collaborate together with our overall Policy and Outreach director, based in New York. There are several major duties:

Staff hiring/growth, management, and professional development:

We currently have two national-level government relations analysts, and six local-level government relations analysts. This staff meets quarterly with well over 100 government officials, to keep them engaged in our work and to hear their feedback.
In the next three years, we expect to at least double our staffing. The director will lead the search and selection process, to build a staff underneath them.
We wish to re-invest in the day-to-day mentorship and career development of all of our government relations staff. The director will lead efforts to continually develop our staff.
Management: we also hope to put additional structure and organization around our efforts, as our government work grows more complex over more countries.
Strategy setting and High-level conversations:

The director will work with both our Policy and Outreach Director and our government relations analysts to set policy and risk management priorities for each country.
The director will get personally involved in high-level conversations with important officials.
The director will possibly help to support new country launches, and work closely with new host governments to establish good relations from the beginning.
Scope expansion:

The Director will lead potential scope expansions. One idea is the possible expansion of regular networking to a broader network of policy-relevant civil society actors. Another idea is deeper government collaboration on a day-to-day basis, in the actual implementation of policy.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions and countries. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 4 to 8+ years of work experience. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Experience managing and developing a team of people.
Strong work experiences. We are looking for a former policy professional, economist, management consultant, or finance professional. Entrepreneurial and unstructured work experiences are also helpful
Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work
Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume)
Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
Professional/technical skills - very high levels of proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel and other software programs.
Language: English required; French highly desirable.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible.

Compensation
Starts very modest and lower than the "traditional development" salary scale. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a sustainable salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health cover, immunizations, flights.

Career Development
Bi-annual management consulting-style career reviews, and significant investment in career development. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development.

Contact Details
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Email: jobs(at)oneacrefund.org

Application Instructions
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To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to jobs(at)oneacrefund.org (Subject line: East Africa Policy Director Search + name of the site that referred you).

crossposted from Foreign Policy Association
Organization: One Acre Fund
Location: East African capital city, preferably Nairobi, Kenya
Sector: Non Profit
Organization URL: http://www.oneacrefund.org
Experience: Mid Career
Last Date To Apply Dec-31-2013
Date Posted Jul-19-2013

Internship at Atlantic Council, fall 2013 (Wash DC)

The Atlantic Council seeks talented and enthusiastic Interns for Fall 2013.

The successful candidates will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the fast pace of learning in a growing organization. Demonstrated interest in international affairs, foreign policy, global business and economic affairs through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred.

The Council takes pride in cultivating the future leaders of the transatlantic community. Our Internship program provides a pool of energetic young talent to the Council and in turn offers promising students with practical experience in their field of study, honing skills that will prepare them for the next step in their chosen career.

Interns provide important research and logistical support to their respective Centers and work closely with Assistant Directors. All interns are encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council.

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community.

The duration of the internship is September to December 2013 with the possibility of extension.

Centers and Programs Openings:

Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Michael S. Ansari Africa Center
Energy and Environment Program
Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Global Business and Economics Program
Rafik Hariri Middle East Center
Transatlantic Relations
Brent Scowcroft Center, Cyber Security Initiative
Brent Scowcroft Center, Strategic Foresight Initiative
Brent Scowcroft Center, Asia Security Initiative
Brent Scowcroft Center, Transatlantic Security
South Asia
Young Atlanticist
Office of External Relations
Office of Advancement
Office of Finance and Administration
Executive Office of the President
Responsibilities:

Conduct research to support the activities of respective Center.
Handle logistical elements for program events.
Manage program contacts database.
Participate in daily Center or Program meetings and weekly Atlantic Council meetings.
Draft formal correspondence to government officials and invitations for events.
Take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
About the Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is a preeminent, nonpartisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. Harnessing its history of transatlantic leadership, the Council continues to focus on international policy to reflect the dynamic, fast-paced Washington think tank we are today.

As we experience phenomenal growth, we are expanding our vision to include a broad spectrum of modern global challenges ranging from violent extremism to financial instability to NATO's future and energy security. The Council influences policy through the papers it publishes, the ideas it promotes, and the communities it builds. As the United States' agenda with its allies has adapted, so has the Council, in providing an essential forum for navigating dramatic shifts in economic and political influence.

The Atlantic Council of the United States is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications
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Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a recent graduate, or a graduate student.
Must have excellent research, writing and interpersonal skills.
Must demonstrate proven interest in global trends, foreign policy and international relations.
Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior officials.
Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
International experience and foreign language skills highly desired.

Contact Details
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Application Instructions
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Please visit www.acus.org/internships to apply. All intern position descriptions for each Center/Program are available on our website. Please apply on our website by submitting your resume, cover letter and writing sample before September 2, 2013.

Only applications submitted online will be considered. No phone calls please.

crossposted from Foreign Policy Association
Organization: Atlantic Council
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: Unpaid
Sector: Non Profit
Organization URL: http://www.acus.org
Experience: Internship
Last Date To Apply Sep-2-2013
Date Posted Jul-18-2013

IREX Senior Program Officer, Education Programs Division (Wash DC)

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Job Summary
IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Education Programs Division for an international teacher training program. The Senior Program Officer reports to the Project Director.
Qualifications Required:Candidates need a minimum of five years progressive management experience in the following areas:
Developing and managing international visitor programs. Experience managing donor-funded projects required, and experience on USG funded projects strongly preferred;
Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff, manage budgets, and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives;
Experience in designing and leading teacher professional development workshops using appropriate methods for adult audiences;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in basic and/or secondary education;
Strong business writing skills;
Proven cross-cultural communication skills; and
International experience, including teaching or working abroad preferred.
Duties/Responsibilities:
· Providing vision and leadership to the team;
· Developing and managing the program workplan;
· Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;
· Managing program budgets and ensuring budget discipline;
· Contributing to program monitoring and evaluation and communications
· Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;
· Supervising and mentoring program staff;
· Writing program reports and contributing to proposal development; and
· Other duties as assigned.

To Apply

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
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Teresa Pritchett
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
IREX/DC
1275 K Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Call for applications: Programme Advisory Committee, Red Umbrella Fund, sex workers' rights

For more information, please visit: http://www.mamacash.org/page.php?id=3013

In 2012, a new and innovative global grant-making mechanism for and by sex workers was launched: the Red Umbrella Fund (RUF).

The Red Umbrella Fund aims to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of the sex worker rights movement by catalysing new funding specifically for sex worker-led organisations and national, regional and global networks.

Call for self-nomination Programme Advisory Committee

ATTENTION!

The Red Umbrella Fund welcomes Self-Nominations from English speaking sex workers from all over the world to become member of its applications review panel (Programme Advisory Committee - PAC).

PAC members review and select applications from sex workers' rights groups that apply for funding from the Red Umbrella Fund. You should be available to review and score applications during September and October and be present at a PAC meeting to be held in October 2013 in Amsterdam.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Humphrey students participate in "Disaster Camp," humanitarian crisis simulation

Six students registered for PA 5890: Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Exercise, which was held at Phillippo Scout Reservation, May 31 to June 2, 2013. This 48-hour simulation was offered in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Department of Medicine Global Health Pathway, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs as well as the MDH Refugee Health Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Victims of Torture, Mayo Clinic, and the American Red Cross.

Acumen India Fellows program

Fellowships: India Fellows Program, Acumen
For more information, please visit: http://acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/india/

India Fellows Program, Acumen

The India Fellows Program is addressing the country's most pressing social issues by supporting a new generation of Indian leaders willing to challenge broken systems and develop new, inclusive solutions to create impact.

About the India Fellows Program
Over 90% of Indian's 1.3 billion people live on less than four dollars a day. And yet while so many live in extreme poverty, the country's elite continues to accumulate wealth by the billions. India is poised to become one of the world's most powerful economies, but will remain one of the most unequal societies. The country that Gandhi and Nehru had envisioned is far from realized.

The next phase of development in India must take a drastically different direction, a direction guided by a new generation of Indian leaders who are willing to challenge broken systems, who possess an unwavering moral compass, and who can see opportunity where others see only challenges. Acumen's India Fellows Program is providing the opportunity for emerging leaders to receive world-class training and collaborate with like-minded individuals so that they can be the change that India needs.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Peace Revolution Fellowship in Thailand - Global Peace On The Move XI - December 2013, 18-30 years old

Applications for the Peace Revolution Fellowship in Thailand - Global Peace On The Move XI - December 2013 are open now! Deadline: 15 September 2013

The fellowship offers a 14 days intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment.

In addition to our intense meditation practice, participants will gain knowledge of various theoretical approaches that include:

Conflict resolution and the role of basic human self-discipline
The role of our habits in our daily life and how to improve them; the 5 Rooms of Life approach
The factors that determine our perception to think, act and speak; relation between body and mind
Leadership: Eight pillars for a stable peaceful society
Thai-Buddhist Studies

Presently, the fellowship takes place at Mooktawan Sanctuary in an island at the southern part of Thailand. Participants will enjoy meditating in a serene and peaceful near-forest environment. Well, many people say it′s a celestial hideaway on Earth. Following video is taken from Global Peace on the Move V event at Mooktawan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ceCoUbA-Ao4

The Thailand fellowship includes:
full or partial sponsoring of airfare
free accommodation
free catering
free local transportation
free meditation retreat fee

Eligibility
Candidates should be 18-30 years old at the time of submitting the application in order to receive the airfare support.
Candidates must have completed 42 days of the online self-development program. Note that to apply candidates do not need to have completed the self-development program.
Candidates must have completed at least 1 ONLINE Special Ops.
Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language.
Candidates should be optimistic, be open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace.

Peace Revolution Fellowship in Thailand - Global Peace On The Move XI - December 2013

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Acumen Pakistan Fellows Program

For more information, please visit: http://acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/pakistan/

The Pakistan Fellows Program is addressing the country's most pressing social issues by supporting a new generation of Pakistani leaders willing to challenge broken systems and develop new solutions to create impact.

About the Pakistan Fellows Program
Pakistan is at a crossroads. It is the 6th largest country in the world by population, but over 60% of Pakistanis live on less than $2 USD per day. Myriad challenges stand in the way of Pakistan's development - corruption, illiteracy, natural disasters, and an energy crisis just to name a few - and despite billions of dollars in foreign aid each year, these problems still manage to persist.

The next phase of development in Pakistan must take a drastically different direction, a direction guided by a new generation of Pakistani leaders who are willing to challenge broken systems, who possess an unwavering moral compass, and who can see opportunity where others see only challenges. Acumen's Pakistan Fellows Program is providing the opportunity for emerging leaders to receive world-class training and collaborate with like-minded individuals so that they can be the change that Pakistan needs.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Research Fellows, United Nations University (Helsinki, Finland)

Research Fellow (4 Positions)
Organizational Unit: UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

UNU-WIDER is a leading international development economics research and training centre located in Helsinki, Finland. The Institute uses approaches and methodologies from economics and other sciences to conduct research oriented to key development issues and policy challenges affecting the developing world. UNU-WIDER aims to stimulate international policy research, provide an effective global research network, and deliver impact, quality, and opportunities. UNU-WIDER's audiences include national and international policymakers, bilateral and multilateral development organizations; and development researchers, especially in the developing world. UNU-WIDER strives for excellence in all activities, and the Institute was ranked 6th international development think tank in the 2012 Global Go-To Think Tanks Report.

UNU-WIDER is looking for four (4) outstanding individuals with strong commitment and potential to support the research and training programme of the Institute. For more information on UNU-WIDER and its work programme, please visit www.wider.unu.edu.
Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director, the Research Fellows will:

Contribute effectively to the Institute's research programme, and the publication of research outputs;
Manage research projects with external researchers and participants;
Participate in local and international research, policy and outreach events;
Assist in preparing and implementing conference, communications and meeting activities vis-à-vis UNU-WIDER's target audiences;
Carry out teaching, training and supervision within the capacity building programme of the Institute, including guidance of junior researchers and PhD students;
Draft research and management reports;
Prepare presentations and speeches for specialist and non-specialist audiences;
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director.

For more information, please visit: http://unu.edu/about/hr/academic/research-fellow-5.html#overview

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?281247 and PCDN

POSITION:P-3/P-4
REFERENCE NO.:2013/UNU/WIDER/FTA/RF/36
LOCATION:Helsinki, Finland
CLOSING DATE:July 31, 2013

Open Global Rights--exciting new project from Prof. James Ron on OpenDemocracy.net

Humphrey School professor James Ron (www.jamesron.com), together with colleagues at the University of London, has just launched a new, multilingual forum, openGlobalRights.

With support from the Ford Foundation, openGlobalRights will broaden and deepen international conversations over the future of human rights. This year, the forum will publish op-ed-style articles on emerging powers and human rights; the sources of funding for human rights work; the relationship between religion and human rights; and the impact of international law. The first theme appeared in June 2013, and includes articles by Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty, and Human Rights Watch Executive Director Ken Roth, and many others.

openGlobalRights is hosted by openDemocracy.net, a London-based e-zine. To learn more and read articles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Turkish, and Hindi, please visit www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights

Ragui Assaad new member, Global Agenda Council on Population Growth of World Economic Forum

Humphrey School Professor Ragui Assaad has just accepted membership on the prestigious Global Agenda Council on Population Growth of the World Economic Forum for the next two years.

The Global Agenda Council on Population Growth is a multi-stakeholder group of thought leaders which looks at key issues connected to population dynamics. It seeks at informing discussions and raising awareness around these issues, and ultimately formulating recommendations to support various leaders in decision making.

Visiting Scholar Wen Luo from Chinese Academy of Science at HHH to research financial management

Ms. Wen Luo is a visiting scholar resident in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, hosted by Professor Zhirong (Jerry) Zhao. She currently works as Deputy Division Chief of Budget Management, Bureau of Planning and Finance in Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), where she is responsible for all budgetary programs, budget examination and verification of experimental farms and extension centers, and arranges for annual budget. Prior to this, she served in the Division of Finance and Assets, responsible for management of financial fund payments under exchequer payment system, state assets, and Managements of enterprises of CAS. During her time at CAS, she drafted a lot of reports for leaders, including annual reports of budget.

Ms. Luo will focus on budget management and financial management while at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She will research budget management systems of US universities and research institutions, the US financial management system, the developing tendency of budget and financial management in the world. She will communicate and share ideas on how to assure safety and efficiency in using of funds through budget and financial management.

She will be in residence at the HHH through October 2013. Please contact Sherry Gray if you are interested in meeting Ms. Luo.

New Fall Course EDHD 5100: Genocide & Justice

3 credits
This course will explore past and present attempts by elites to exterminate targeted civilian groups beginning with the genocide of the Herero by the German Second Reich; the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews and the disabled, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals, political dissidents, and others; the Communist-led genocide in Cambodia; genocides in the 1980s in Argentina and Guatemala; genocides in Rwanda and Yugoslavia in the 1990s; the 21st century's first genocide in Darfur, Sudan; and conflicts occurring today in Congo, Burma, and elsewhere. The course also explores the role and culpability of the US government in genocides of Native populations and genocides of indigenous and other around the world.

We will look at the similarities and uniqueness of each catastrophe to understand geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural, and environmental factors involved in decisions to eliminate innocent people. We will assess humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping and study the challenges in addressing needs of internally-displaced and refugee populations. The course concludes by examining post-genocidal issues of multi-generational impact, transitional justice, denial, and the responsibility to protect innocent civilians when their own governments are unwilling or unable to do so.

Christopher J. Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives and Relations
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

UNFPA seeks Data Specialist (New York)

DETAIL ASSIGNMENT - Data Specialist (P-3)
Closing date: 23 July 2013
Duty Station: New York
Duration: Four monthsStarting Date: 2 September 2013

In the context of the Fund's global accountability of results against its strategic plan, all UNFPA units provide annually assessments of their performance. The annual reports prepared by each unit contain information regarding their achievements, good practices, lessons learned and challenges on the implementation of the UNFPA strategic plan. Besides accountability, the annual reports provide an opportunity to learn collectively from past performance, inform decision-making and help improving future implementation and programme delivery. Among its different uses, the information reported is a key input for developing the Annual Report of the Executive Director to the Executive Board, for reporting on thematic areas or to specific donors and for thematic/regional analysis. The annual report information is also used to analyze specific issues such as, in this case, the use of the IPCAT. The annual reporting process is coordinated by the Strategic Information and Knowledge Management Branch of Programme Division. This process could be divided in four phases. The first phase includes the preparation of the annual reporting guidelines and questionnaires and setting up/testing the online system. The second phase starts after the online system has been opened and concentrates main in providing any required support to UNFPA units. The third phase is data collection and analysis, and preparation of the Executive Director Report to the Executive Board. Finally, the fourth phase is in-depth analysis of the annual report data to inform any programming needs identified by the different stakeholders. In this regards, the branch proposes to use a detail assignment mechanism to support the 2013 annual reporting process, which is scheduled to begin in August 2013.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities: Annual report-related tasks:1. Provide support to the preparation of the 2013 Annual Reporting guidelines, based on the analysis of the information reported in previous years. In particular, strengthen the guidelines by including additional explanatory concepts and definitions.2. Test the annual reporting system to verify correct functionality and equivalence to the annual reporting questionnaire. Follow up with MIS that all necessary corrections are incorporated and functional before and after opening the system to all UNFPA units. 3. Provide support to all UNFPA units preparing an annual report.4. Monitor submission of annual reports and follow up with UNFPA units to help ensuring timely compliance.5. Collect all annual report information from the system in Excel files and upload it into Docushare.6. Upload into Docushare the PDF versions of finalized annual reports.7. Prepare analysis, based on annual report data and other available information, for different strategic plan areas to support the preparation of the annual report of the Executive Director to the Executive Board.8. Provide support to the calculation of strategic plan indicators data and to the preparation of the annexes of the annual report of the Executive Director to the Executive Board.

UNFPA IPCAT-related tasks:1. Analyse the 2012 annual data on the use of the IPCAT to inform development of questions, about the use of this tool, in the 2013 annual report questionnaire. 2. Review the existing version of the IPCAT and the feedback on this tool and identify areas of improvement. This exercise should be informed by benchmarking this tool with those of other international organizations' involved in implementing partners' capacity.3. Prepare a draft revised version of the IPCAT and test it in selected UNFPA units.4. Prepare a final revised version of the IPCAT.5. Prepare user instructions for the utilization of the revised version of the IPCAT.6. Prepare system requirements for developing an online version of the IPCAT.

Qualifications and Experience:· Advanced university degree in Statistics, Demography, Economics, or other relevant field· Professional experience of minimum five years in data collection and analysis· Substantive knowledge and hands on field experience with UNFPA country programmes · Proven capacity to write reports and case studies for diverse audiences, with excellent writing and editing skills · Strong teamwork skills and ability to operate under deadlines· Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills.·

Full proficiency in oral and written English. Working knowledge of other languages desirable.

How to Apply:
Please send a motivational cover letter and P11 to Charles Katende (ckatende(at)unfpa.org), Office of the Programme Division (Strategic Information and Knowledge Management Branch) by COB 23 July 2013.All interested staff members should ensure relevant approval from their supervisors/Representatives is provided in writing at the time of expressing their interest.

Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
International Development Practice and Public Policy programs
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Positions Available for openGlobalRights run by Prof. James Ron: Volunteer Translation Reviewers Needed!

Dates: Immediately to May, 2014 (with possible extension)

Job Description: James Ron, Stassen Chair of International Affairs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs & Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota (www.jamesron.com), and Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri, Senior Lecturer at SOAS, London, are seeking translation reviewers to assist on openGlobalRights, an exciting new project funded by the Ford Foundation. openGlobalRights launched on June 17, 2013 and will be publishing approximately 40 short opinion styled essays of about 1500 words into 2 to 3 languages each over the course of one year. These articles will be on various themes in relation to humans rights and written by authors from around the world. To ensure translation accuracy of these pieces, we require qualified and detail-oriented individuals who can review the pieces for accuracy and mark necessary changes. Translations reviewers are required in the following languages:
• Arabic
• Spanish
• French
• Portuguese
• Mandarin
• Turkish
• Russian
• Hindi

The reviewers will be key members of a diverse and geographically dispersed team, including co-directors James Ron and Leslie Vinjamuri. Other members include an informal, global advisory board of human rights practitioners; a University of Minnesota PhD research assistant; and the editorial team at openDemocracy.net. Please see www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights for more details. This is a great opportunity to gain experience as a translator and as a member of a large and exciting international project.

Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with translating and editing
Graduate students in any field
Bilingual or Multilingual in the listed languages
Detail oriented individual

To Apply: Please email a brief cover letter and a CV or resume to Jenn Halen at halen012(at)umn.edu

Prof. Ramaswami leads PIRE Sustainability course in India

The PIRE Sustainability course that left the US for India in late May under Anu Ramaswami's leadership will be wrapping up over the next few weeks. The nine participating US students (from UMN, University of Colorado-Denver, Georgia Tech, and Yale) were joined by students from several Indian universities as well. For the course portion of the summer, the students spent several weeks studying together in Delhi and Kanpur, with professors from each of the universities lecturing, as well as bringing in local guest lecturers looking at local sustainability issues under their area of expertise.

The students have had the opportunity to do field research and site visits as part of the course, and took time for cultural learning as well, visiting the Taj Mahal and other significant cultural sites in India. They even had the chance to celebrate the 4th of July with a party at the US Embassy!

Students have recently split into smaller groups to undertake the focused field research portion of their summer, working in cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, and Indore. It has been a busy summer for everyone involved, but sounds like the group has enjoyed learning from one another as an intercultural, interdisciplinary trip!

Brianna Menning

Meridian International Center 2 Program Officer positions for Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program (Wash DC)

REPORTS TO: Project Director, Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Meridian International Center is a non-profit organization that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas, and the arts. Established in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Meridian offers a wide array of outreach, exchange, and cultural programs. We promote dialogue among people of all ages about global issues, connect professionals from different countries and enrich the perspectives of audiences across the United States and abroad.

The GlobalConnect division was established in 2001 to pursue new business opportunities for the organization. The majority of our projects have involved the development and implementation of exchange programs for professionals, as well as university and high-school students, who are sponsored by U.S. embassies, USG agencies and private-sector firms. Our programs cover a wide array of issues. Recent topics include US foreign policy, youth leadership, empowering women entrepreneurs, human rights, journalism training, women as political leaders, interfaith issues and the US election process. In addition, we continually develop grant proposals (solicited and unsolicited) for government agencies and private sector clients.

This position is contingent upon award. The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders aims to build and sustain a prestigious network of young Sub-Saharan leaders across critical sectors, cement stronger ties between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, and prepare the participants for follow-on leadership opportunities in Africa, with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions and spurring economic growth and development on the continent.

For the first year of the program up to 500 fellows will participate in a six-week academic residency program followed by a three-day Summit in Washington, DC. Of the 500 Fellows, 100 will participate in an eight-week follow-on internship in the U.S. immediately following the Summit. The purpose of each internship placement is to provide a first-hand experience of the day-to-day workings of a relevant U.S. workplace, develop leadership skills, and provide an opportunity for the participant to form professional and personal relationships with U.S. co-workers.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Internship Placements
Specific duties and responsibilities for the Program Officer for Internship Placements include:
Lead outreach to public, private, academic and non-governmental organizations as potential internship placements;
Compile internship placement materials for both internship hosts institutions and Fellows, including orientation materials, and review of duties and responsibilities, introductions, etc.;
Oversee all administrative and logistics aspects of the internship placements, including housing, transportation, and allowances;
Liaise with Project Director, providing weekly program updates;
Implement Meridian's Monitoring and Evaluation strategy and conduct weekly check-ins with the Fellows;
Provide the Project Director with information necessary for high-quality, detailed program reports;
Assume other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate degree in relevant field plus four years of relevant experience in international education, internship placements, exchanges or training programs. Bachelor's degree in relevant field and at least five years of relevant program experience in international education, exchanges or training programs.
Experience with U.S. Government-funded exchange programs.
Demonstrated ability to develop solid working relationships with overseas and domestic partners;
Experience in recruiting U.S. host institutions for short-term internship/mentorship placements;
Experience monitoring participants in short-term academic, internship or other U.S.-based programs;
Overseas study or work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred;
Experience in a fluctuating work environment with constantly changing needs and demands; proven ability to problem solve with staff and to encourage consistent, solid performance;
Proven ability to take responsibility, initiative, be flexible and work independently;
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate activities in multiple locations, and to be responsive, meet deadlines, and act decisively in daily work;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to play an active role in team environment essential;
Excellent written and spoken English language skills; fluency in French and Portuguese preferred.
Strong inter-cultural communication skills. Maturity, cultural sensitivity and tact suitable for working with individuals of influence and prestige from around the world;
Excellent computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet software.

Program Officer -- Recruitment and Selection
Meridian International Center

REPORTS TO: Project Director, Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Meridian International Center is a non-profit organization that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas, and the arts. Established in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Meridian offers a wide array of outreach, exchange, and cultural programs. We promote dialogue among people of all ages about global issues, connect professionals from different countries and enrich the perspectives of audiences across the United States and abroad.

The GlobalConnect division was established in 2001 to pursue new business opportunities for the organization. The majority of our projects have involved the development and implementation of exchange programs for professionals, as well as university and high-school students, who are sponsored by U.S. embassies, USG agencies and private-sector firms. Our programs cover a wide array of issues. Recent topics include US foreign policy, youth leadership, empowering women entrepreneurs, human rights, journalism training, women as political leaders, interfaith issues and the US election process. In addition, we continually develop grant proposals (solicited and unsolicited) for government agencies and private sector clients.

This position is contingent upon award. The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders aims to build and sustain a prestigious network of young Sub-Saharan leaders across critical sectors, cement stronger ties between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, and prepare the participants for follow-on leadership opportunities in Africa, with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions and spurring economic growth and development on the continent.

For the first year of the program up to 500 fellows will participate in a six-week academic residency program followed by a three-day Summit in Washington, DC. Of the 500 Fellows, 100 will participate in an eight-week follow-on internship in the U.S. immediately following the Summit. The purpose of each internship placement is to provide a first-hand experience of the day-to-day workings of a relevant U.S. workplace, develop leadership skills, and provide an opportunity for the participant to form professional and personal relationships with U.S. co-workers.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Recruitment and Selection

Specific duties and responsibilities for the Program Officer for Recruitment and Selection include:

Implement recruitment strategy for Washington Fellows program, ensuring the greatest depth and diversity of applicants is achieved;
Assist in development of electronic application process;
Oversee and monitor recruitment and outreach partners;
Implement selection process to ensure a transparent and inclusive selection strategy;
Recruit and monitor selection and review panel;
Communicate with U.S. Government partners, including ECA, regarding the status of the recruitment and selection activities;
Assist in developing placement materials for Fellows, including orientation materials, and review of duties and responsibilities,;
Oversee all administrative and logistics aspects of the recruitment and selection process, including in-person interviews and final notifications;
Liaise with Project Director, providing weekly program updates;
Provide the Project Director with information necessary for high-quality, detailed program reports;
Assume other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate degree in relevant field plus five years of relevant experience in international education, exchanges or training programs. Bachelor's degree in relevant field and at least six years of relevant program experience in international education, exchanges or training programs.
Experience with U.S. Government-funded exchange programs.
Demonstrated ability to develop solid working relationships with overseas and domestic partners;
Experience in recruitment and selection of international participants for short-term leadership development programs;
Experience monitoring participants in short-term academic, internship or other U.S.-based programs;
Overseas work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred;
Familiarity with online application and database software such as SalesForce;
Experience in a fluctuating work environment with constantly changing needs and demands; proven ability to problem solve with staff and to encourage consistent, solid performance;
Proven ability to take responsibility, initiative, be flexible and work independently;
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate activities in multiple locations, and to be responsive, meet deadlines, and act decisively in daily work;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to play an active role in team environment essential;
Excellent written and spoken English language skills; fluency in French and Portuguese preferred.
Strong inter-cultural communication skills. Maturity, cultural sensitivity and tact suitable for working with individuals of influence and prestige from around the world;
Excellent computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet software.

Contact Details
Contact: Gretchen Ehle
Email: gcjobs(at)meridian.org

Application Instructions
**Position contingent upon grant award.**
Pleae forward resume and coverletter to gcjobs(at)meridian.org indicating "PO -- Internship Placement" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

crosslisted from Foreign Policy Association
Organization: Meridian International Center
Location: Washington, DC
Sector: Non Profit Organization URL:

Experience: Mid Career
Last Date To Apply Jul-31-2013
Date Posted Jul-17-2013

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