EcoHealthNet Deadline Extended to November 30, 2013!
EcoHealthNet is a mentored training program for U.S. and international graduate students (Masters, Doctoral, or post-doctoral level) interested in multidisciplinary health and infectious disease research. EcoHealthNet offers two separate training opportunities: a 1-week workshop and a mentored research internship.
EcoHealthNet is a partnership among EcoHealth Alliance, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, USGS, National Wildlife Health Center, DIVERSITAS ecoHEALTH, the International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), the University of Minnesota's Ecosystem Health Initiative, the CoHab initiative, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation and a number of other partners.
Support for EcoHealthNet is provided by a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Grant awarded to EcoHealth Alliance.
The EcoHealthNet Workshop is held annually by a rotation of host institutions. Workshop participants receive five days of high-level didactic and practical training from experts on topics related to disease ecology, such as mathematical disease modeling; GIS and spatial analysis; field and laboratory techniques for zoonotic disease research; the economics of emerging diseases; and critical review of published studies. Successful applicants will be involved in research projects or have research interests that will directly benefit from the skills and insights learned during the workshop. Students may be asked to give a brief presentation of their current research as part of the workshop. Participants will build professional networks with fellow workshop and instructors who are world-renowned leaders in their field.
The Research Exchange
EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns work under the guidance of a research mentor developing a study within the scope of high-profile, well-funded U.S. and international-based research projects. Participants are expected to work with their assigned mentors to craft a project that will fit into the scope of the main program and allow the student to learn about research design, data collection, analysis and publication. Past internship projects have included Nipah virus ecology in Bangladesh; avian influenza dynamics in China; disease surveillance in imported wildlife, New York; wildlife disease surveillance in Brazil and Malaysia; coronavirus diversity in bats; and White Nose Syndrome ecology in the United States.
EcoHealthNet 2014 Programs
2014 Workshop: Epidemiology and Management of Infectious Diseases in Wildlife
The 2014 EcoHealthNet workshop will be held at George Mason University in Front Royal, Virginia, and is scheduled for June 15th - 21st, 2014. The theme will be "Epidemiology and Management of Infectious Diseases in Wildlife." It will cover topics including epidemiology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, and conservation medicine.
2014 EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Internships
Please click the link below to download a pdf of the current list of 2014 Research Exchange Internship opportunities.
**Please check this site regularly for updated information.**
2014 EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Internships - PDF Download
2014 Application Process
The online application for EcoHealthNet 2014 is open from October 15, 2013, through November 30, 2013 at 5 pm EST. Click the link below to open the web form.
**Please check this site regularly for updated information.**
For graduate students: 2014 EcoHealthNet Application Form
For faculty and senior researchers: 2014 EcoHealthNet Letter of Recommendation Submission Form
Thank you for your interest in EcoHealthNet 2014. The online application is open from October 15, 2013, through November 30, 2013, at 5 pm EST. Those interested in applying to become EcoHealthNet scholars may apply for the workshop, the Research Exchange, or both. Applicants for both programs will be evaluated separately for each opportunity. The application process is highly competitive, and acceptance into one component of EcoHealthNet does not guarantee acceptance into the other.
Past EcoHealthNet scholars are not eligible to apply for the same component of the program, however, a past workshop participant may apply for a research externship, and vice versa. Workshop themes and research exchange opportunities vary from year to year.
All application files must be submitted in pdf form.
You will not be able to save progress in the web form, so please prepare your documents before completing the form. When you complete the application and press 'Submit,' you will be directed to a confirmation page but will not receive a confirmation email. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that each component of their application is submitted before the deadline. Only complete applications will be considered for the selection process.
Applications will be reviewed by members of the EcoHealthNet scientific review committee. Each applicant is reviewed and ranked by two reviewers according to specific assessment criteria, including how the opportunity would benefit cross-disciplinary learning and research goals; ability to thrive in a low-resource, international work site (if applicable), the academic recommendation letter and the applicant's letter of interest.
The following are required to complete your application:
1. Statement of interest (500 words or 1 page), discussing the following questions:
What are your academic and professional goals?
Why are you interested in infectious disease research?
Why do you think an ecological approach to health research is important?
How would you benefit from each program (workshop, Research Exchange, or both if applying to both), and what do you hope to gain from the experience?
Research Exchange applicants only: Discuss the specific Research Exchange projects you are interested in and why. Be sure to include any relevant international work experience.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or senior researcher
The application form will ask you for the name and email address of your recommender
Your recommender will then submit his or her letter in support of your application using a separate online form
Important: Please make sure your recommender is aware of the November 30th deadline for applications. Only complete applications will be considered for the selection process. Applications without a letter of recommendation will be considered incomplete.
If you have any questions that are not covered on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Development Practice in Egypt: Lessons from Cairo
Presenters: Four MDP Students
Rong Cao, Edwin Dorbor, Natalie Glynn, and Josh Hill
This summer four Masters of Development Practice (MDP) students went to Cairo, Egypt to work with Nahdet el Mahrousa, an Egyptian NGO specializing in social enterprise incubation. They will be presenting on their experiences working with members of the NGO to document and improve processes of the Career and Entrepreneurship Office in order to enable the expansion of the program to other public universities throughout Egypt. They will also describe what it was like to live in downtown Cairo and work with recent graduates leading up to the June 30th demonstrations and subsequent coup.
Humane Studies Fellowship: Up to $15,000 for Grad Students
Posted by Institute for Humane Studies on November 6, 2013 at 3:23pm in Scholarship, Fellowship Opportunities and Academic ProgramsView Discussions
Humane Studies Fellowship: Up to $15,000 for Grad Students
The Humane Studies Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies provides annual scholarships of up to $15,000 toward your studies. It is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.
The Fellowships, however, are more than just another monetary award. Unlike other scholarships, an HSF also provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success both before and after you receive your degree.
Plus you'll also be joining an impressive network of scholars, including David Schmidtz at the University of Arizona, Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, Jayme Lemke at Brown University, and Randall Kroszner at the University of Chicago. And Fellows will be able to attend invitation-only colloquia and Advanced Topics weekend seminars.
Learn more and apply: www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships-peace-and-dev
Call for applications: Youth Advocacy Group for the Global Education First Initiative
The Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) for the UN Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative is now accepting applications for new members. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic group of young people who are committed to ensuring that every child receives a relevant, quality education.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 November 2013 by midnight EDT
What is the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI)?
The Global Education First Initiative was launched in September 2012 by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. The aims of the initiative are to raise the political profile of education, strengthen the global movement to achieve quality education, and generate additional and sufficient funding for education. The Global Education First Initiative has three key priorities: put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship among children and youth worldwide.
What is the Youth Advocacy Group (YAG)?
The Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) was appointed in August 2012 to provide strategic support and advice to the youth representative in the High Level Steering Committee, strengthen momentum and increase support for the Global Education First Initiative. The group is currently made up of 12 active members who are spearheading grassroots initiatives in their own countries and on the global stage to increase access to education, improve the quality of learning and foster global citizenship.
As representatives of a wider youth network, the 12 members are from 12 different countries:
Chernor Bah, Sierra Leone (Chairperson)
Dejan Bojanic, Serbia
Jamira Burley, United States of America
David Crone, United Kingdom
Abigail Kaindu, Zambia
Hayley McQuire, Australia
Joseph Munyambanza, Democratic Republic of Congo
Salathiel Ntakirutimana, Burundi
Sumaya Saluja, India
Anna Susarenco, Moldova
Bertheline Nina Tchangoue, Cameroon
Rolando Jr. Villamero, Philippines
The YAG moves forward GEFI's three main priorities amongst their networks and partners by:
1. Facilitating consultations with other youth in their countries, regions, and globally;
2. Providing strategic advice on the education priorities of young people;
3. Promoting the priorities and voices of young people in the advocacy messages and activities of GEFI and;
4. Mobilizing young people and governments to make pledges in support of education and holding them accountable to their commitments.
COMPOSITION AND ELIGIBILITY
The Youth Advocacy Group shall be composed of 15-18 non-compensated individuals between the ages of 15-28 who are representatives of organizations with demonstrated expertise and experience of working on and advocating for young people, including youth-led organizations, the private sector, media and academia. Such individuals should have demonstrated leadership and activism, and should be able to consult with and reach out to a larger constituency. The Youth Advocacy Group meets online once every two weeks and in-person whenever necessary to plan, support and advance the goals of the Global Education First Initiative.
What are the application criteria?
o be between 15 and 28 years old;
o have access to the internet;
o be able to commit at least three hours per week for the group;
o be proficient in both spoken and written English;
o demonstrate passion and experience in advocating for education in their respective communities and;
o demonstrate connection to wider network(s) and ability to consult with and represent views of other young people
Young people from the following geographical areas are particularly encouraged to apply. (This, however, does not limit those living outside these areas.)
o Central/North Asia
o Middle East
o Latin America
A demonstrated commitment, experience and expertise in a specific field of education will be considered an added asset.
How do you apply?
The Youth Advocacy Group will be constituted for a period of one year, from January 2014 - 2015. Members of the group will be expected to make a one-year commitment, with the possibility of renewal. Prepare and submit the following documents to email@example.com on or before the application deadline.
o Curriculum Vitae / Resume (Maximum of three pages)
o Written Reference / Recommendation or Endorsement Letter (Maximum of one page) from either your workplace, university, or school
o A Statement of Purpose (Maximum 700 words) which addresses the following questions:
- What has been your experience with the Education sector?
- Why are you passionate about Education?
- What are your future goals?
- What is it you hope to gain from participating as a member of the Youth Advocacy Group?
Successful applicants will be notified by 30th December 2013.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL FELLOWS PROGRAM
Fellows Shot (Bryan)PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Established in 2006, the Global Fellows Program is a 12-month fellowship for individuals dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business and operational expertise, and moral imagination needed to effect long-term social change. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in the Acumen New York office, where Fellows learn about business models for the poor, hone their leadership skills, and learn more about Acumen.
After training, each Fellow works for the CEO or senior management of an Acumen investee on a critical business issue facing the organization. Fellows have worked on projects ranging from leading operations of a new business unit at a cotton ginnery in Uganda, to expanding the clinic network of a pharmacy company in India, to developing branding strategies for a microfinance institution in Pakistan.
Since 2006, we have received more than 4,400 applications from 100 countries and trained 63 Fellows from 21 countries. After the Fellowship year, Fellows continue to create social change, with 85% of the alumni currently in leadership positions at socially progressive organizations such as IDEO.org, Bridge International Academies, Endeavor, Bamboo Finance, New Island Capital, We the Change Foundation, Living Goods, Ashoka, Omidyar Network, and The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.
FELLOWSHIP YEAR OVERVIEW
September to mid-November
The Global Fellowship begins with two months of intensive training at the Acumen offices in New York. The training curriculum is based on the three core principles of moral imagination, financial expertise, and operational expertise. Acumen partners with some of the foremost organizations to deliver this leadership curriculum.
Mid-November to August
For nine months, Fellows work at one of Acumen's portfolio companies as key staff members. Fellows work directly with entrepreneurs, interact with customers, and grapple, first-hand, with the complex issues of addressing the needs of the poor.
DEBRIEF & BEYOND
September & Onwards
Fellows return to New York to share their experiences and lessons learned with the Acumen staff and community. Fellows receive career development support to assist with their post-Fellowship career plans. After the Fellowship, Alumni remain connected through bi-annual gatherings, newsletters, participation in future selection processes, and other opportunities.
APPLY TO BECOME A GLOBAL FELLOW
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
There are four parts of the initial application:
Applicant Summary and Overview
THE SELECTION PROCESS
November 13, 2013: Application opens
December 13, 2013: Application closes
December - January: phone interviews
February- March: In person interviews
April- May: Final candidates selected and offers made
Application Instructions: For more guidance on how to answer the application questions, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, please click here.
Our four-month residential Program offers:
(1) A cutting-edge global issues curriculum; (2) Individualized skill-building; and (3) Access to prominent thinkers and practitioners.
This is our core.
During the four month program, Yale World Fellows are fully immersed in the University community. They share their expertise and ideas in classes and seminars across Yale and New Haven. While most activities take place on campus in New Haven, the Program sponsors trips to New York City and Washington, DC and an off-site retreat. The Yale World Fellows Program is offered annually from mid-August to mid-December and is sponsored and fully funded by Yale and supporting partners.
Learn more about the building blocks of our Program:
The cornerstone of the Yale World Fellows Program is a 15-week global affairs colloquium taught by renowned faculty from across Yale's undergraduate, graduate and Professional schools. Through exposure to both classical philosophical texts, current academic research and practical thought, the program creates a real-world experience unlike any traditional academic program. Fellows are challenged to test their own boundaries, to think differently about their work to date and to consider new and potentially multi-disciplinary directions.
World Fellows are brought to Yale at a critical point in their careers. They have been recognized as leaders but are looking to have even greater professional impact. We respond by providing a structured space for self-assessment, reflection, and peer feedback. Sessions facilitated by Yale School of Management faculty expose Fellows to negotiation, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Fellows also receive individualized coaching in public speaking and media training, building confidence and enhancing personal presence.
UP-CLOSE LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS
In an off-the-record conversation series, Fellows hear the personal side of professional trajectories and have the opportunity to ask hard questions to some of the world's most gifted practitioners. The World Fellows have hosted leaders ranging from former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan; former heads of state Ernesto Zedillo and Tony Blair; U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and award-winning writers David Brooks and Elizabeth Alexander. Fellows also interact with prominent leaders across sectors during field trips to policy, cultural and financial hubs Washington, DC and New York City.
Fellows can audit almost any of the 2,000+ courses offered at Yale University with the opportunity to develop or continue work on individual or collaborative research projects. They also spend time building relationships with Yale faculty and students, giving talks and lectures and engaging in informal dialogue and debate. Many get involved with Yale and local community organizations, providing a valuable exchange of ideas.
Learn more about applying to become a Yale World Fellow.
Posted on November 13, 2013
As soon as possible
International Higher Education Support Program
Website - http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/jobs/program-officer-1
Arab Regional Office
Tunis, Tunisia, or Amman, Jordan
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The Open Society Foundations' Arab Regional Office (ARO) was established in 2006 to support local civil society in its efforts to protect human rights and build vibrant and tolerant societies. Based in Amman, Jordan, the office supports a diverse group of civil society organizations, research centers, universities, and media organizations across the Arab world in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen.
Higher education institutions and actors are instrumental in the establishment and consolidation of open societies committed to inclusion, critical thinking, human rights, justice, and democracy. The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) is committed to supporting universities and members of their communities by nurturing their capacity and leadership for well-informed, vigorous, and inclusive social deliberation, specifically in societies in transition. To this end, the program promotes academic autonomy and critical thinking, favors innovation and imagination, and aids in building transparent and effective institutional governance and countering "brain drain."
The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) supports initiatives that aim to advance:
Open Minds: developing academics' intellectual skills--including critical thinking--to prepare them for high-level work and sustainable impact;
Open Universities: institutions that function reflexively in line with the values of open societies, where freedom to think and speak critically and to inquire are respected and encouraged;
Open Teaching: the roles universities play in training intellectually competent and critical students, generating cutting-edge research and cultivating and securing access to the best teaching practices and approaches;
Public Intellectual Activity: reaching out towards the development of a public intellectual sphere vital for strong and vibrant societies.
Reporting to the director of Higher Education, the program officer will focus on the North Africa-Middle East region and will be based in the Open Society Foundations' Arab Regional Office in Tunis, Tunisia, or Amman, Jordan.
Purpose of Position
Strategy development and grantmaking for assigned program and for developing the connections between the assigned program and the broader priorities of Open Society. Work is carried out independently/under general supervision.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Open Society Foundations may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
Develop, plan, and organize program-related events;
Work with director and other staff to develop grantmaking strategies, priorities, and guidelines;
Work with the director to ensure close collaboration with other program directors and staff, convene cross-program working groups as needed, to advance research and development and rapid response grantmaking opportunities;
Write and edit program materials and guidelines;
Stay abreast of developments in the field through research and attendance of conferences and/or meetings;
Write strategy/position papers that provide direction on policy issues impacting the field and/or offer suggestions about strategic program development for funders and grantees;
Perform special assignments, including participation with other OSF programs and foundation task forces and working groups;
Identify joint programming opportunities and efforts with external funders and partners;
Build and establish strategic relationships with other philanthropic partners and NGOs.
In conjunction with the director and other staff/consultants, develop grantmaking strategies, priorities, and guidelines;
Review and assess letters of inquiry and make funding recommendations and declinations to the director;
Invite grant proposals from selected funding applicants;
Work with applicants to develop and finalize grant proposals; review grant proposals and participate in the preparation of written grant recommendations as part of grant dockets preparation process;
Perform site visits of prospective and current grantee organizations;
Monitor grants through site visits and review of narrative and financial reports;
Ensure that grantees submit narrative and financial reports as required under the terms of the contract;
Interact with grantees and other field professionals and participate in program- and field-related meetings and convenings.
Manage financial and budget reports to track grant and program spending;
Assist in the planning and developing of annual budget.
Travel will be required;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education / Experience
Bachelor's degree (BA) from a four-year college or university and five to eight years relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Advanced degree preferred;
Experience in grantmaking, project management, including managing consultants and developing and managing project budgets;
NGO experience essential;
Strong background with programs advancing social justice through community organizing, legal advocacy, research, or policy reform work.
Effectively manage to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget, and reporting;
Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with internet research and database management;
Exercise good listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;
Effectively work as a team member and independently, with a high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
Show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues;
Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the field;
Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues and the general public.
Program Specific Requirements
Minimum seven years work experience in international setting;
Good understanding of the higher education system and development in North Africa and the Middle East;
Excellent written and oral English and Arabic;
Working knowledge of French would be an asset.
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements before November 30, 2013, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include job code in subject line: PO-HESP-MENA.
ADVOCACY COORDINATOR, CHINA PROGRAMS
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
http://1400 Eye Street, NW
The Advocacy Coordinator (AC) is responsible for supporting the program activities of TFK's (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids) China work. He/she assists with implementation and coordination of TFK's China Program and will coordinate a portfolio of grants to non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society groups and governmental agencies. This position requires constant communication with partners and grantees in China and coordination of grantee activities with Campaign efforts and other international partner organizations. Coordination activities may include: identification and coordination of resources, technical assistance to grantees, and to Campaign activities. The China Advocacy Coordinator reports to the China Director. The position will be based in Beijing.
· Under the supervision of the China Director and in coordination with other China Team members, support the development of TFK's China portfolio.
· Identify and work with potential grantees to develop effective advocacy grant proposals.
· Work with the TFK Grants Unit and China Director to ensure the successful implementation of grants projects in China. This may include helping to negotiate grant proposals, assessing grant proposals and plans, monitoring funded projects, organizing appropriate technical assistance and training, and assisting grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
· Support the TFK Grants Unit to assist grantees to establish and maintain sound grants management practices and to submit reports consistent with approved program work and budgets.
· Coordinate the activities of the China team and the Campaign's International Resource Center staff to assure the provision of focused advocacy, media, research and legal support.
· Assists the China Program Assistant in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative; assists in responding to other donor requests and inquiries.
· Perform other duties as directed by Director of China Programs.
· Strong program or grants management experience.
· Five (5) to seven (7) years related work experience in advocacy, international grants, global public health, public policy, media, or research, or some combination thereof.
· Demonstrated excellence in communication and in working with people from diverse cultures.
· Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and perform effectively under pressure.
· Master's degree with equivalent work experience in a public interest, health, or international field required.
· Experience working in China.
· Ability to travel domestically and internationally as necessary.
· Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
· Proficiency in English, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
· Fluency in Mandarin required; additional proficiency in Cantonese desired.
· Chinese citizen desirable.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary history, and attach your resume to: email@example.com. Please reference the position code: ACCP-08 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Or mail your information to:
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1400 Eye Street
Washington, D.C. 20005
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, MEMBERSHIP
Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foreign Relations
Based on education and experience
Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065
FAX: (212) 434-9893
Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR
Title: Program Associate, Membership
Location: Washington, DC Office
Salary: Based on education and experience
The Program Associate will work under the direction of the Vice President of Meetings and Membership and will work closely with members of the department. The principal responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Responding to inquiries about membership and fielding questions from CFR members and applicants
Compiling candidates' application files for completion and tracking supporting letters for candidates
Preparing and editing materials for three membership selection committee meetings
Coordinate with the team on committee meeting wrap-up including preparing recommendations for the Board of Directors, notifications to candidates, and new member activation
Researching and presenting statistical analysis on membership trends
Extensive use of membership database for managing membership statistics and generating reports
Planning and coordinating new member events
Staffing member events and conferences
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.
Bachelor's degree in international relations or a related field with high academic achievement
Minimum of 2 years related experience
Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks
Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, database management
Strong research skills and verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
Flexible, positive, team-oriented attitude
Interest in international affairs
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP FELLOWSHIP opportunities in education, arts management and nonprofit sector
1.) MN Goes to Berlin Fellowship
The interdisciplinary Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota seeks undergraduate and graduate students to serve as native English speakers in elementary and secondary schools in Berlin. Fellows live with host families and gain an insider's perspective on education and professional life in Germany. Program dates in 2014: June 1 (arrival) to June 22 (departure). Ten fellowships available. German language ability preferred but not required. Application deadline: February 3, 2014
Full information and application materials on the CGES website:
2.) WorkART Internship Fellowships
Interested in the arts and culture and the work of nonprofit organizations? Apply for a summer 2014 WorkART internship fellowship. Fellows serve at one of over 300 Kunstverein associations across Germany. The associations are dedicated to nurturing contemporary artists and to fostering appreciation for the arts among a broad public. Program dates in 2014: four to eight weeks between late May and mid-August (actual dates depend on your availability). Ten fellowships available. German language ability preferred but not required. Application deadline: February 3, 2014
Full information and application materials on the CGES website:
Nov 25 event: "Argentine Genocide? Individual Accountability & Collective Guilt during 1976-83 Dictatorship"
Reframing Mass Violence presentation by Antonius C.G.M. Robben
Monday, November 25, 4 p.m., 125 Nolte Center
All events are free and open to the public. Please check http://www.ias.umn.edu/calendar/ for a full listing of events.
Videos of past events available at http://ias.umn.edu/programs/ias-videos/
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Call for Applications, IDEO Fellowship Program, for Global LEaders in the Social Sector
We're out to design a better world, and we need your help.
It's that time of year again - IDEO.org is accepting applications for our fourth class of Global Fellows! Over the past three years, you have helped us find and cultivate future leaders in the social sector with incredible success. Today, we invite you to apply, spread the word, and support us in selecting a new team to improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world.
We are looking for leaders in the social sector who have demonstrated professional experience improving lives in low-income communities.
The IDEO.org Fellowship Program enables future global leaders from the business and social sectors to spend a year working full-time with experienced designers on social impact challenges in the United States and around the world. Fellows will create solutions for nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations on an array of topics, like agriculture, water and sanitation, health, financial inclusion, unemployment, and more. Collaborating in small multidisciplinary teams, Fellows learn, grow, and innovate to make the world a better place. If you're ready to join a team that's passionate about ending poverty and have the experience and skillset to make it a reality, this is exactly what you've been looking for...
Because you've always wanted to...
Tackle poverty-related challenges and see real impact from your work.
Gain expertise in human-centered design and work with world-class designers.
Travel the world while connecting and designing with individuals and communities firsthand.
We're a match if...
You have applied your skills to real-world problems. You are grounded in insights about challenges communities face and have worked on the ground with a nonprofit or social enterprise.
You are able to demonstrate key components of the design process and you can easily switch from macro to micro thinking
You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.
You are used to working across industries and disciplines and comfortable embedded in multidisciplinary teams.
Have what it takes?
Minimum of five years of professional full-time work experience; or, an advanced academic or professional degree related to business, public policy, international development, economics, finance, or a related field, plus three years of work experience.
English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
Ability to work from September of 2014 - October 2015 in San Francisco (IDEO.org can help support visa applications).
Think you're the perfect candidate? Find out What it Takes to be an IDEO.org Fellow.
Frequent travel, getting your hands dirty, and changing the world are required.
Read more about the Global Fellowship and apply here by January 6 at 5:00 pm PST, or help us spread the word to your social network on Facebook or Twitter by clicking here.
Washington D.C., DC
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, includingFreedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
The Intern will assist with logistical, research, and administrative support for Latin America programs. She/he will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, grant management, proposal development and writing to shape Freedom House's work to promote democracy and human rights in the Latin America region. This position is based in Washington DC and reports to the Director for Latin America programs.
Some Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with background research needed for proposals and program activities
Provide administrative and logistical support for day-to-day functioning of Latin America programs
Assist with database maintenance
Attend Latin America related events and other external meetings as necessary and provide readout to team members
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or current college or graduate student
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean
Academic and/or field experience working on issues specifically in Latin America region
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error free work
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and grant-related compliance requirements preferred
Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter to:firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-110 LAC Intern in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.
ASIA SERVICE FELLOWSHIP
VIA (Volunteers in Asia) APPLY ONLINE
VIA (Volunteers in Asia)
China and SE Asia positions are available. , China
Stipend and housing
Entry Level / Mid Career
Last Date To Apply
Join 50 years of VIA alumni for a year that will change your life.
The VIA Service Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for a select cohort of 30-35 individuals that are embedded in host organizations in Asia. Fellows receive extensive leadership development and professional training prior to starting their year of service. The fellowship begins each year in August, concludes 10-12 months later, and is renewable.
VIA has placements in six countries is Asia, including China, Cambodia, Burma. Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietna. Our placements range from schools dedicated to providing opportunities for students with disabilities in China to NGOs focused on sustainable development in Indonesia.
Our reputation for quality work and status as a non-religious and non-governmental organization has led to opportunities to be one of the first exchange organizations invited to many countries during our 50-year history.
Applications will be reviewed by staff in January. Select applicants will be invited for two rounds of Skype interviews with staff, program alumni, and board members in late January and February. Post offers will be made in early March. Due to the need to begin preparing for pre-departure orientation, applicants will have three days to confirm acceptance.
VIA's one-year program is selective and geared towards people with commitment, passion, experience, and dedication for service and cultural exchange. Our fellows must:
- Have a B.A. or B.S. degree - Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or have a degree from a U.S. university - Be fluent in English - Show a dedication to social change - Demonstrate respect, humility, and appreciation for different cultures - Meet specific position requirements outlined in each post description
Our application is available at http://www.viaprograms.org/asia_application
2 PROJECT OFFICERS for POLICY & ANALYSIS UNIT (Institute for Justice and Reconciliation)
Closing Date: 2013-11-25
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in the wake of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and promotes fair, democratic, and inclusive societies in post-conflict states across Africa.
The Policy and Analysis Unit (PA) within IJR is responsible for the commissioning, analysis and reporting of public opinion surveys that help measure and reflect national and regional issues that centre around economic and transitional justice, transformation and reconciliation. The Unit is widely known for publications such as the annual Transformation Audit and Reconciliation Barometer and has recently partnered with the AfroBarometer to manage rollout and implementation of the survey in ten regions in Southern Africa. The Unit is currently recruiting for two Project Officers.
Project Officer: Reconciliation Barometer
The Reconciliation Barometer (RB) is a national survey-based public opinion project, located in the IJR's Policy and Analysis Unit in Cape Town. Since its launch in 2003, the Barometer has measured citizen attitudes towards national reconciliation, social cohesion, economic transformation, and democratic governance in South Africa The IJR seeks to recruit a talented and experienced Project Officer to support implementation of this flagship project and raise its profile in South Africa and internationally.
Participate in the development of an annual plan for the design and implementation of the RB;
Update and manage the RB blog;
Project manage and assist with organising regular events to promote discussion of issues raised by the RB;
Contribute to Policy and Analysis programme strategy development and implementation planning;
Brief stakeholders, policymakers and potential subscribers of IJR about reconciliation and transformation processes, drawing on statistical analysis of public opinion data results;
Develop a publicity and public engagement strategy;
Attend conference and presentations that contribute to the Programme's impact and public profile Produce regular opinion pieces, and policy briefs based on the content of the RB.
Project Officer: AfroBarometer (AB)
The AfroBarometer is an independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. AfroBarometer surveys are conducted in 35 countries African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with a wide variety of stakeholders such as policy advocates, civic educators, donors and journalists as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens.
Assist the Project Manager in production of work plans and budget proposals from National Partners and ensure timely and effective implementation of survey activities by each National Partner (NP) as accordance to the AfroBarometer standards;
Carefully review National Partners` deliverables and providing feedback within a week and ensuring that they meet AfroBarometer standards;
Assists NPs to effectively plan and implement fieldwork activities to AB standards and meeting all AB protocols;
Assess National Partners` capabilities in producing required press releases, bulletins, and providing as much technical assistance as necessary to ensure the documents are produced in a timely way and meeting the AB standards;
Contribute to Project outreach by making periodic presentations at public briefings, conferences, workshops or press events;
Prepare Afrobarometer reports for IJR and for AB and any other reports as required by AB or IJR;
Assist the Afrobarometer Project Manager and IJR Head of Policy and Research on any other Project tasks as needed.
Qualifications and Experience for both positions
Recent post-graduate degree majoring in Politics, Economics, Development Studies, Social Psychology or another relevant social science degree
Proven ability and experience in the analysis of opinion data with statistical packages, such as SPSS
Willingness to travel in Africa, and occasionally beyond, on a regular basis (especially AfroBarometer)
Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multi-national environment, An ability to see the 'bigger picture' and connect the dots between such findings and broader policy debates
A flair for effective communication, which includes excellent writing and editorial skills, active social media skills, interaction with the media, and public speaking
IJR, in return, offers a competitive all inclusive salary package and a dynamic working environment, which prioritises the professional development and wellbeing of its employees. Commencement date: January 2014.
Documents required for application:
Submit your cover letter, a CV with two contactable references, and salary expectations to Simone Brandi (email@example.com), together with a recent written sample (no more than 5000 words) that demonstrates your ability to analyse, interpret and report on public opinion data.
Please specify whether you are applying for the positions with the AfroBarometer or Reconciliation Barometer Project
The deadline for applications is 3pm Monday 25th November 2013.
Name: Simona Brandi
Shortlisted candidates will participate in an initial interview and final candidates will be asked to complete a practical assessment.
If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful. We encourage applications from historically disadvantaged individuals.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab's (J-PAL) 2014 Winter Recruiting Drive is now accepting applications for positions starting in summer 2014.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab's (J-PAL) 2014 Winter Recruiting Drive is now accepting applications for positions starting in summer 2014.
J-PAL is a network of 91 affiliated professors around the world who are united by their use of randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. J-PAL's Global office is at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. J-PAL's six regional offices are in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL's newest regional office for North America, based at MIT, will be hiring for all job categories. J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through a variety of research centers in addition to J-PAL, including Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Centre for Microfinance (CMF), Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Ideas 42, Small Enterprise Finance Center (SEFC), and the Crime Lab. Affiliated professors may also employ research staff through the universities where they are based. In addition to the recruitment drives, J-PAL hires throughout the year as needed to fill staff positions. Applicants who are interested in immediate openings should consult J-PAL's website for current vacancies and apply as described below.
All applications submitted during J-PAL's 2014 Winter Recruitment Drive, from November 15, 2013-January 5, 2014, will become part of a common database for researchers and hiring managers seeking to fill positions beginning in summer of 2014. Staff at J-PAL, IPA, CEGA, and the Crime Lab will screen all incoming applications during this period. After all applications have been screened, the list of candidates will be made available to researchers affiliated with J-PAL and our sister organizations. Researchers and their support staff will then begin contacting applicants for interviews and further information. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted, and we are unable to provide feedback on specific applications.
More than 70 openings are anticipated, 70 percent of which are based in the field. Some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates' home institutions. All of the positions are full-time and most require a minimum commitment of one year. J-PAL is accepting applications for this recruitment drive in five categories.
2014 Winter Recruitment Drive Field Research Associate/Project Associate
India 2014 Winter Recruitment Drive Research Associate
2014 Winter Recruitment Drive Office Research Analyst/Project Associate
2014 Winter Recruitment Drive Research Manager/Project Coordinator
2014 Winter Recruitment Drive Policy Positions
J-PAL and our sister organizations also have openings for specific projects as Research Associates, Research Analysts, Research Managers, and positions in the Policy Group. More detailed descriptions of our position types may be found at http://www.povertyactionlab.org/Jobs/Job-Categories.
How to Apply
Complete the J-PAL common application, selecting the position types for which you would like to be considered. Make sure to submit transcripts, 2-3 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), and CV (resume) by January 5, 2014. Within the common application, when prompted, applicants are to provide an explanation of international and developing country experience, note languages, list courses taken in economics, mathematics, and statistics, and provide grades. (Test scores should be reported when applicable, and grades/GPA should be reported as they were earned in the particular grading system, such as "A" or "80%", etc. Conversion to a 4.0 scale is not necessary).
Please also refer to J-PAL's Jobs Page to find openings for specific positions, which may include additional application steps (usually sending a CV and cover letter to the specific hiring manager). Applicants are encouraged to reach out to references before including their contact information in the common application. After the information is supplied, an email is immediately generated inviting referees to write a letter of recommendation on the applicant's behalf with specific instructions for uploading letters onto our database. Referees are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation within a two-week period.
For more information, please refer to our How to Apply page.
A very exciting opportunity has come our way; the U.S. State Department's Ambassador-at-large of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca, is in town and will come to the Law School tomorrow to speak briefly on his work to combat human trafficking around the world. Please join us if you are able.
Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
U.S. State Department
Wednesday, November 20 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room
Patrick Finnegan, Assistant Director for Development & Research
University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
N120 Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
Tel. (direct): +1.612.625.2007
Email: finn0105(at)umn.edu || firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Rights Center works locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights.
Information about Dr. Curtin:
THIRD THURSDAY GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM
Free and open to the public.
Where? Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis (at Lyndale & Hennepin). Park in church lot.
When? Thursday, November 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
MAKING SENSE OF DEVELOPMENTS IN EGYPT:A POPULARLY BACKED COUP?
OR A MILITARY-BACKED SECOND WAVE OF REVOLUTION?
Brown Bag Series Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:00pm, 537 Heller Hall
Behind the PowerPoint: Knowledge Production through International Development Evaluation Systems Presented by Emily Springer, Sociology Department
Abstract: Since the late 1980s, international development donors have increasingly required the demonstration of return-on-investment through quantitative performance metrics. With the proliferation of 'rigorous' metrics, statements about people in developing countries (see above chart) obtain a factlike status. This preliminary research interrogates the knowledge produced by international development evaluation systems from the perspective of the people charged with producing the data - evaluation specialists. I will present data from interviews with three specialists affiliated with USAID contractors and discuss tentative conclusions in relation to sociological theory on quantification. Despite evaluation's stated goal to find 'what really works' in development, these specialists describe a system where failure is constantly edited out and ambiguity ignored. While these professionals aspire for alternative procedures, they participate in the daily realities of reporting under deadlines. I approach this topic from the perspective that transnational evaluation systems play an increasingly powerful role in a web of neocolonial relations.
For a full list of the Fall 2013 ICGC brown bags go to ICGC.umn.edu