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Job and Internship Openings at One (focused on ending poverty), various locations

Job and Internship Openings at One (focused on ending poverty), various locations

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Job Title Team/Function Location

Youth Ambassador Campaigns Assistant, Italy Campaigns/Field Brussels

Advocacy & Campaigns Manager Campaigns/Field Brussels/London

(RED) Director of Marketing Marketing New York

(RED) Operations Associate Operations (Finance, Human Resources, Project Mgmt) New York

Policy & Advocacy Manager Government Relations London

On-Campus College Organizing Internships Campaigns/Field Other

Policy Director Agriculture & Inclusive Growth Policy Washington, DC / London

Project Manager Marketing Washington DC

Internships Other Washington DC

Policy Manager, Transparency & Accountability Policy South Africa

Policy Director, Transparency & Accountability Policy Washington, DC / London

US Press Coordinator Communications/Media
Washington DC

for more info see http://jobs.one.org/

Summer Teaching/ Training Jobs at the Global Youth Village

Summer Teaching/ Training Jobs at the Global Youth Village

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Summer Jobs Teaching at Legacy International's Global Youth Village

Create a legacy by working with idealistic, enthusiastic teens.

Every summer since 1979, a dynamic environment is created that emphasizes experiential learning and challenges young people to turn cross-cultural theory into practical action. This year 100+ teens from around the world will participate.

Workshops address issues concerning young people today, such as war and peace, distribution of world resources, prejudice, and the effects of social pressures. Cultural programming and cooperative living help participants learn to respect differences and discover similarities that transcend cultural, religious, political, and language barriers.

Positions are open for teachers / trainers. Applicants are expected to have previous professional teaching experience in the workshop applied for. Experience in curriculum design, experiential training methods, and working with multicultural groups is also preferable.



Dialogue & Diplomacy: Provide a personal exploration of conflict, prejudice, and discrimination for youths from a variety of background and cultures. This workshop includes practical training in conflict management and leadership skills, as well as an exploration of prejudice and ethnic conflicts. Professional skills and experience are required in facilitation, group dynamics, conflict resolution, prejudice reduction, and methods of training in the value of diversity.

Art & Human Rights: Starting with the premise that access to education, healthcare, food and security are human rights, guide youths through an exploration of these topics through the arts, while also exploring the role media plays in raising social awareness. Plan & deliver the "Arts & Human Rights" workshop to youths, ages 14-18, approximately 2 hours a day throughout each 14 day session. Translate knowledge of world issues and how people are trying effectuate positive change into an effective, experiential form appropriate for youth participants of varied cultures, consistent with principles and philosophy of the Global Youth Village.

English & US Culture: Design an interactive workshop for beginning and intermediate English learners. Plan & deliver ESOL & U.S. Culture Workshop to youths ages 14-18, approximately 2 hour/day throughout the 14 day session. Serve a trip leader during an exploration of Washington DC's sights, sounds and tastes (3-4 days), reinforcing lessons learned at camp. Translate knowledge of subject matter into an effective, experiential form appropriate for youth participants of varied cultures, consistent with principles and philosophy of the GYV.

Dates: July 1 - Aug 15, 2014. (This includes staff training and wrap up.)

Salary & Other Perks: Positions are residential and include housing and meals plus $225-$400 / week salary, depending on job role and level of experience.

Other positions are open for live-in cabin counselors/program specialists (arts & crafts, rock climbing, pool lifeguarding, leadership project facilitation, sports), health care and kitchen staff.

Visit our website at http://www.globalyouthvillage.org/work-with-us/join-our-village-staff/ to read more and download an application. Contact Leila Baz, Staff Director if you have further questions. Email: Staff@legacyintl.org; tel: 540 297 5982; fax: 540 297 1860

Jobs: Multiple positions available with Acumen Worldwide

Jobs: Multiple positions available with Acumen Worldwide

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

For more information, please visit: http://acumen.org/get-involved/work-with-us/

Position Location
Acumen General Interest Application
General Multiple Countries

Data and Systems Manager
Operations New York, NY

Director of Marketing and Communications
Marketing New York, NY

East Africa Summer Associate - Portfolio
Portfolio Nairobi, Kenya

India Portfolio Short Term Associate
Portfolio Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Pakistan Portfolio Analyst
Portfolio Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

Pakistan Short Term Portfolio Associate
Portfolio Lahore, Pakistan

Post Investment Manager
Portfolio New York, NY

Senior Accounting Associate
Finance New York, NY

EIUC training seminar for International Electoral Observers

EIUC training seminar for International Electoral Observers


From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

EIUC has developed two modules of three days each aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.

The first module (24-26 March 2014) will highlight the quantitative observation of the STOs. Starting with a thorough introduction on the international observation theory and legal standards the first module will analyse the practical life of a short term observer from the selection procedure to the end of mission including the observation of the polls, the filling of the forms, the reporting system and the code of the conduct. The methodology will combine frontal lecturers in plenary, working groups as well as role plays, discussions and simulation exercises.

The second module (27-29 March 2014) is principally intended as a complementary step for those participants who have attended the first module or the 2012/2013 edition of EIUC training for international observers. EIUC will nevertheless also accept candidatures from first time applicants to EIUC's trainings seminars. The second module will introduce the participants to the long-term election observation by analysing in depth some of the aspects related to an international observation mission such as working relations, team-building, interviewing techniques and coordination of the STOs.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 14 MARCH 2014

To apply visit:

http://eiuc.org/education/training-for-international-electoral-obse...

For more information please visit:

http://eiuc.org/education/training-for-international-electoral-obse...

For further enquiries please contact us at: training.ieo@eiuc.org

March 5 Human Rights Series 2014"Rape Victim Protection: Sri Lankan & International Perspectives" By Humphrey Fellow Nawarathne Marasinghe - Sri Lanka


HUMAN RIGHTS SERIES 2014
MARCH 5, 2014 @ 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.
MONDALE HALL ROOM 15

"RAPE VICTIM PROTECTION: SRI LANKAN & INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES "
HUMPHREY FELLOW - SRI LANKA
NAWARATHNE MARASINGHE

What can criminal justice systems do to prevent further harm to survivors of rape? Nawarathne Marasinghe will offer a prosecutor's perspective on the inadequacies of victim protection in the Sri Lankan justice system.

Prosecuting a sexual assault case is a long and arduous process. It requires victims to engage in a myriad of steps, including initial reporting, evidence collection, medical exams, bail hearings, multiple court dates, and, if the prosecution is successful, sentencing. At each stage a victim encounters yet another actor in the criminal justice system to whom she must retell her story. And at each stage a victim is exposed to a high risk of retraumatization. What can the actors in the criminal justice system do to reduce the risk of retraumatization to victims of sexual assault?

Humphrey Fellow Nawarathne Marasinghe will discuss the current state of victim protection in his home country of Sri Lanka. As a prosecutor in Sri Lanka, Mr. Marasinghe has tried hundreds of rape and sexual assault cases. Mr. Marasinghe will explain the systemic inadequacies in victim protection that he has observed over his career, and offer a comparison to international standards in victim protection. Finally, Mr. Marasinghe will propose steps towards more comprehensive victim protection in Sri Lanka.

For more information about Mr. Marasinghe:
https://www.law.umn.edu/humphreyfellows/current-humphrey-fellows.html

Implementing Two Approaches to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Foot-printing in Beijing, China: March 12

Implementing Two Approaches to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Foot-printing in Beijing, China

2:00p.m., March 12

Room 170 (Stassen Room)

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Kangkang Tong

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Research Assistant in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

U of M Master of Science in Science Technology, and Environmental Policy

Description:

There are several different approaches applied to account greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at city scale. Trans-boundary infrastructure based footprint(TBIF) accounts the emissions from local energy use and emissions embodied in infrastructure-based supply chain at city scale. Consumption-based footprints(CBF) are the GHG emissions from final economic consumption. This present focuses on implementing two approach of greenhouse gas emission accounting in Chinese cities. Question trying to be answered is what type of city Beijing is from GHG emission perspective. This is the first exploration to compare TBIF and CBF at city scale in developing countries.

United Nations Intesive Summer Study Program

UNITED NATIONS INTENSIVE SUMMER STUDY PROGRAM


The United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program will be offered from Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 11, 2014, by the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and the United Nations Foundation - United Nations Association of the USA. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this unique program immerses participants in the political dynamics of the United Nations.

Participants will attend official sessions at United Nations headquarters as well as briefings at UNA-USA. Directed by Dr. Courtney Smith, Associate Dean at the School of Diplomacy, and Ms. Minh-Thu Pham, Director of Public Policy at the United Nations Foundation, the course is designed to familiarize students with the inner workings of the United Nations by bringing them together with distinguished practitioners working in the field of multilateral diplomacy. The program is structured around a series of seminars led by U.N. officials and representatives of governments and civil society on a wide range of global issues currently on the U.N. agenda.

Logistics:

Participants can expect to be immersed in activities 12 hours a day for the full week of the program. Each day commences with breakfast at Seton Hall, followed by a chartered bus to the U.N. Program sessions continue throughout the day at U.N. plaza, with dinners provided on campus in the evenings. Students will also have time for cultural activities in New York City. On-campus single rooms with an adjoining bath are available from July 6th to July 12th. Participants may also choose to commute to Seton Hall for the duration of the program.

Requirements:

The program offers two enrollment options: credit and non-credit. Successful completion of either option results in a certificate from the School of Diplomacy. In addition, the credit option allows students to earn three semester credit hours from Seton Hall University.

Prior to the beginning of the course, participants will be responsible for preliminary course readings and a short paper. All sessions of the program are mandatory and students are required to actively participate in dialogue and discussion with guest speakers and peers.

Students attending for credit must also keep a journal documenting their reactions to the briefings and submit a research paper one month after the program ends. Graduate students will complete extra readings and an additional writing assignment.

Tuition & Fees:

1. Credit Option: a. Undergraduate: $2800 b. Graduate: $2900
Both include expected tuition fee for three credits plus a non-refundable deposit covering transportation between campus and the U.N., most meals, U.N. tour, and briefing materials.

2. Noncredit Option: $1000

Includes a non-refundable deposit covering transportation between campus and the U.N., most meals, U.N. tour, and briefing materials.

3. Optional Housing: $400

Six nights included. Sunday to Saturday.

How to Apply:

Visit the Program website at http://www.shu.edu/academics/diplomacy/un-program.cfm to apply online.

The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Students will be notified of their status by May 15, 2014.

For additional information, contact Dr. Courtney Smith at (973) 313-6203 or courtney.smith@shu.edu

Call for applications: English-Language Teachers -- Nukanti Foundation | Destination: Colombia | Deadline: March 15, 2014

Call for applications: English-Language Teachers -- Nukanti Foundation | Destination: Colombia | Deadline: March 15, 2014

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Call for applications: English Teaching Volunteer in Colombia

Organization: Nukanti Foundation

Position: English Teaching Volunteer

Worksite: Colombia, Risaralda Department

Type: Volunteer position (food, accommodation and internal travel costs will be covered)

Length of project: a total of 13 months or three shorter periods (April to June 2014, August to November 2014 and February to April 2015)

Dates of project: April 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2015 (shorter terms will also be considered)

Supervisor: Colombia Director

Founded in 2008, the Nukanti Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to leveraging sports and the arts as tools for engaging, educating, and empowering youth. Our programs offer skills development in critical thinking, conflict resolution, problem solving, personal wellness, cross-cultural communication, community building, and social entrepreneurship.

The 2013 recipient of Beyond Sport's Sport for Conflict Resolution and a finalist for Peace and Sport's 2013 NGO of the Year award, Nukanti operates chapters in Brazil, Colombia, Morocco, UK, and USA. We serve youth in communities working to address the social impacts of long-standing conflict, poverty, and human-rights violations.

Nukanti is looking for 24 volunteers that are willing to make a difference supporting an English education project in rural Colombia between April 2014 and April 2015. The local government of Risaralda will cover the costs of food, accommodation and internal work-related travels.

In this role, the volunteers will act as representatives of the Nukanti Foundation and the local government of Risaralda. The selected volunteers will represent the organization, so they will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. The volunteers will be expected to respect and comply with local laws and customs as well as the Nukanti Foundation's policies, procedures, and values at all times and at all in-country venues.

Position Description:

The selected volunteers will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on, on-the-ground experience in the education sector with one of the most dynamic and impactful organizations operating today.

The volunteers will work with students and teachers in the rural areas of Colombia's central Risaralda Department - assisting in classes and after-school activities in order to improve the English language skills of both students and local English teachers.
The volunteers will be involved in revising English teaching curricula in cooperation with local education authorities.
This way the volunteers will contribute to the project's overall objective of enhancing local youth's prospects of higher education and future employment in order for them to overcome typical socio-economic restrictions of rural Colombia.

Learning Objectives:

Engaging in this project, the volunteers will receive a broad learning experience that will enable them to develop a range of abilities critical to working in the sectors of Education and Development Cooperation:

For volunteers considering a professional career in education/teaching this position offers an excellent chance to gain practical work experience abroad in a challenging but inspiring environment.
Working with an international organization like Nukanti Foundation, the volunteers will learn how to interact in a multicultural and multilingual context, while improving their social skills and knowledge of foreign languages - crucial for working in non-government organizations, nonprofits, civil society institutions, and international positions in the public and private sectors.
In addition, the volunteers will have the privilege of gaining an insight into Colombia's fascinating culture and meet the country's warm-hearted people.

Candidate Attributes:

All volunteers are required to be fluent in English.
Previous experiences in volunteer work abroad and/or education/teaching are beneficial but not necessarily required.
Basic Spanish is beneficial but not necessarily required. It will make it easier for the volunteers to integrate in the local community.

Living Conditions:

The Risaralda department is part of Colombia's beautiful Coffee Region, offering a pleasant climate and rich nature while being located in between the country's cultural and economic centers -- the capital of Bogota and the second largest city of Medellin.

Colombia is working to resolve a long-standing civil conflict between the established government and the guerrilla rebel forces known for committing or funding extreme acts of violence. Despite this conflict, security has improved recently: the two sides are negotiating a peace treaty to end of violence and instability. Travel throughout the country is most easily done by bus or plane. Since the cost of living is low by US and European standards, it is possible to live comfortably on a low budget.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

The selected volunteers are responsible for covering all costs associated with:

International travel (to and from Colombia).
Visa requirements.
Personal medical and life insurance.
Vacation travel and entertainment expenses.

Project Details:

For the duration of the project, the volunteers will receive:

Coverage of the costs of accomodation, food and of internal travels they have to undertake while on the job.
The organization will not cover the costs of food, accommodation and travels during the vacation months of July, December and January.

Application Process:

Please submit (in English) - by March 15, 2014 - your curriculum vitae and a letter (not to exceed 750 words) explaining why you want to be part of this project, how you can add value to it and how this will help advance your goals in terms of professional and personal development. Please also provide the names and contact details for at least one non-personal reference.

Please submit these materials via email - with the subject heading "Volunteer submission: English teacher in Risaralda, Colombia" to: volunteer@nukantifoundation.org

You can also submit questions about this opportunity to the email provided above.

Registration for the 2014 Society for International Development-Washington, Annual Conference May 20!

Registration for the 2014 Society for International Development-Washington, Annual Conference

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network


"Delivering Results in a Changing World"

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 , 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Washington, DC
Join more than 600 development professionals representing the private sector, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government agencies, multilateral institutions, and universities actively engaged in the field at the SID-Washington 2014 Annual Conference on May 20, 2014. Keynote speakers will address the ways in which development is rapidly changing and challenge attendees to embrace the new development paradigm. Panels will cover a variety of topics relevant to the international development practitioner.

To register, please click here.

Programme Manager - South Sudan Programme, Search for Common Ground: Deadline March 12!

Programme Manager - South Sudan Programme, Search for Common Ground

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Programme Manager - South Sudan Programme

Based in Juba - South Sudan

Job Description / Announcement

The Organisation

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG's mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 450 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 39 offices in 30 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

Within Sub-Saharan Africa, SFCG works in sixteen countries: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. SFCG is starting up activities in South Sudan, implementing a project that provides technical assistance to a peace messaging campaign. Activities include communication strategy and message development, radio programme production, coaching and other technical support to media actors, and community engagement activities.

Summary of Position

Search for Common Ground is launching programming in South Sudan in partnership with UNICEF. The project seeks to address the current crisis with peace messaging and community engagement that enhances conflict mitigation, dialogue, and peaceful coexistence. SFCG will be working in partnership with the Catholic Radio Network and other media actors and local organisations.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for overall management of the project, including operation start-up, implementation of the workplan and budget, staff management, coordination with project stakeholders including UNICEF, CRN, and the South Sudanese Government, leadership on monitoring and evaluation, project reporting, and organisational representation. The Programme Manager will be supported by the Africa Regional Team as well as HQ staff.

Responsibilities

Oversee project implementation, including developing and managing the workplan and resources;
Liaise with project stakeholders, including UNICEF, Catholic Radio Network, government offices, other media and NGO actors, etc;
Manage long-term and short-term technical experts to ensure quality deliverables;
Recruit, train and supervise national staff;
Ensure programme implementation reflects Common Ground principles and methodology;
Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation efforts, working with program staff, SFCG's Institutional Learning Team (ILT) and donors as appropriate;
Monitor and analyse the conflict situation and potential for violence to inform programme strategy and security measures;
Contribute to the programme's operational start-up, in collaboration with members of the Africa Team and HQ staff;
Build relationships with other actors in the peacebuilding and media sectors, with an eye towards coordination and collaboration;
Oversee financial management of the grant, including transparent and accurate accounting and compliance with SFCG standards and donor requirements;
Ensure timely grant reporting;
Represent SFCG at donor and partners' meetings as appropriate;
Contribute ideas to strategy development and new project design;
Maintain regular written and oral reporting to Regional Director-East Africa on the project progress and key issues.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in a related area, preferably in project management, monitoring and evaluation, peace-building, or communication;
At least five years of experience in peace-building, development and/or related fields;
At least three years of field experience, preferably in South Sudan and/or East Africa;
Experience working in a conflict environment;
Experience coordinating complex, sensitive projects;
Demonstrated experience in project management including knowledge of international donors' policies and procedures;
Dynamic leader with creative problem-solving skills, particularly in challenging situations;
Flexibility to work in a dynamic, unstable environment;
Excellent communication skills, including both spoken and written;
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships, both internally and externally ;
Spoken and written fluency in English; second relevant language is desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@sfcg.org with the subject heading: Programme Manager - South Sudan. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work. The application deadline is March 12, 2014.

Registration is now open for the US Russia Innovation Week Conference - March 25-26 at the St. Paul Hotel


Registration is now open for the US Russia Innovation Week Conference - March 25-26 at the St. Paul Hotel.

Go to www.usrussiainnovation.com for registration and then click on "exhibitors" to reserve your tradeshow space.

If you would like more information please contact me at the email below.

See you at the conference!

Warmly, Mark Ritchie
mark@minnesotaworldsfair.com


WELCOME!
ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ!

The U.S.~ Russia Innovation Conference will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota, during the week of March 25-26, 2014. Designed to foster innovation through collaboration, the conference schedule features:
Workshops
An "Engine of Innovation" exhibit tradeshow
Tours and site visits to the most innovative companies and non-profits in our region
And a special "matchmaking" session to explore mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. and Russian companies, universities, non-profits and entrepreneurs.

Two hundred leaders from all over Russia and the United States, including delegations from some of the most creative and innovative regions in both nations, will be in attendance. We are especially honored to welcome His Excellency Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador from the Russian Federation to the United States.

The week's activities will open new opportunities for trade, investment, research and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Russia. Please join us for these exciting events.

All tours leave from the event's host hotel, the St. Paul Hotel. Click here to register for the event and book your accommodations.

Call for Applications, Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, Germany, International Climate Protection Fellowships: Deadline March 15!

Call for Applications, Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, Germany, International Climate Protection Fellowships

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

International Climate Protection Fellowships

For young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations

The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) and are involved with issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic or social aspects of climate change.

During a three-week introductory phase, you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany. An intensive German-language course before you begin the fellowship will smooth your way into everyday life in Germany whilst a continuing education event lasting several days in the course of the fellowship will enable you to acquire not only practical knowledge of climate protection but also expertise in management.

Subject to final agreement to provide funding, 20 fellowships can be granted.

Submit an application by 15 March 2014. The fellowship will begin on 1 March 2015.

for more info see http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/icf.html

Registration is now open for the US Russia Innovation Week Conference - March 25-26 at the St. Paul Hotel


Registration is now open for the US Russia Innovation Week Conference - March 25-26 at the St. Paul Hotel.

Go to www.usrussiainnovation.com for registration and then click on "exhibitors" to reserve your tradeshow space.

If you would like more information please contact me at the email below.

See you at the conference!

Warmly, Mark Ritchie
mark@minnesotaworldsfair.com


WELCOME!
ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ!

The U.S.~ Russia Innovation Conference will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota, during the week of March 25-26, 2014. Designed to foster innovation through collaboration, the conference schedule features:
Workshops
An "Engine of Innovation" exhibit tradeshow
Tours and site visits to the most innovative companies and non-profits in our region
And a special "matchmaking" session to explore mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. and Russian companies, universities, non-profits and entrepreneurs.

Two hundred leaders from all over Russia and the United States, including delegations from some of the most creative and innovative regions in both nations, will be in attendance. We are especially honored to welcome His Excellency Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador from the Russian Federation to the United States.

The week's activities will open new opportunities for trade, investment, research and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Russia. Please join us for these exciting events.

All tours leave from the event's host hotel, the St. Paul Hotel. Click here to register for the event and book your accommodations.

Job: Emergency Specialist, UNICEF, New York, USA

Job: Emergency Specialist, UNICEF, New York, USA

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?289590

Emergency Specialist, P-3, New York

Vacancy No: E-VN-2014-000481
Duty Station: New York
Country: United States of America
Region: NY HQ

Job Level: P-3
Position#: 00086054
Application Close: 11-Mar-14
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
Under the general guidance of the Emergency Specialist, provide support and guidance to UNICEF country offices (CO) and regional offices (RO) engaged in humanitarian action encompassing preparedness, response, post-crisis recovery and integrated planning. The Emergency Officer will work as part of the Humanitarian Field Support Section (HFSS), as well as with HQ inter-divisional focal points, inter-agency partners, regional emergency staff and other field colleagues.

Key Expected Results
1 Serve as focal point for the analysis and review of emergency preparedness and response in a defined allocation of regions and /or countries, supporting UNICEF responses in complex emergencies and natural disasters, including the mainstreaming of early recovery approaches, and supporting UNICEF engagement with integrated UN presences. Keep supervisor informed of all critical situations and decisions for action.

2 Support the Supervisor on tasks dedicated to strengthening humanitarian and recovery financing systems, including CERF and CAP appeals/Strategic Plans including managing elements of the Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) with the EMOPS Directors Office. Assist RO and country office in critical phases of preparedness and humanitarian response through mission travel. Support complex emergency countries during strategic moments of interagency assessment and planning, including planning for integrated UN presences.

3 Support and contribute to the effective and strategic coordination of HQ support to these countries, maintaining close contact with country and regional office on all programmatic and operational matters relating to the emergencies.

4 Through UNICEF's Emergency Operations Centre (OPSCEN) and other EMOPs sections, in close contact with CO, RO and sister UN agencies, monitor emerging humanitarian political, and recovery trends, and potential socio-political instability. Identify potential humanitarian risks and strategies for preparedness and risk reduction before a new crisis occurs and best approaches for UNICEF to engage in early recovery and transition processes.

5 Ensure UNICEF representation in key inter-agency fora related to emergency response, crisis management, and integrated assessment and planning. Support management engagement with high-level mechanisms such as Emergency Directors, Integrated Task Forces, Inter-Agency Task Forces, and other crisis-management mechanisms.

6 Prepare regular updates on the situation in all emergencies in assigned countries for the Executive Director, Senior Staff and other Divisions in a timely and accurate manner. Provide inputs for other UNICEF documentation such as updates to the Executive Board, inputs to reports by the Secretary General and his Special Representatives, as required. In collaboration with country offices, regional offices and HQ divisions provide guidance and coordinate the preparation and review of emergency appeals, appeal updates and related resource mobilization documents (including EPF, CERF and others). Support COs and ROs in monitoring effective and timely programmatic use of allocated humanitarian funds.

7 Monitor the effectiveness of existing guidelines and strategies and propose adjustments.

8 Serve as back-up to Supervisor and other Emergency Specialists in his/her absence.

9 Assist with any other task as assigned by the Section Chief.

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

Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps! Priority Deadline March 22

Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!

From: Peace & Collaborative Development Network


Priority Deadline: March 22, but applications accepted year-round

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from all over the world to apply for a paid 6-18 month, overseas fellowship program.

Description:
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit/NGO professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance.


Qualifications:
All applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to your home country after the fellowship.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for our U.S. Fellowship beginning in September 2014, we encourage applications by March 22. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit http://bit.ly/ApplyAtlasCorps.

Call for Student Speakers! March 12th Deadline for April 4 Conference

** IPID Call for Speakers **
Want to present your research in a conference of your peers?
Spring 2014 Biannual Student Speaker Series
Working Across Differences Towards a Common Goal
(Integrative Leadership In International Development)

Submission Deadline: Wednesday March 12th, 2014
Event Date: Friday April 4th @ Walter Library Rm 101 (3:30-7:30pm)
Contact: Rachel Herr-Hoyman (herrh110(at)umn.edu)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID), together with the Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL), is hosting our biannual student speaker series. We are looking for papers from graduate students across the University of Minnesota to be selected for IPID's Spring 2014 Student Speaker Conference.

This semester the theme is Working Across Differences Towards a Common Goal. This can include public-private partnerships, social enterprise, cross-sectoral collaboration, conflict resolution or any other form of interdisciplinary work in the field of international development. This type of engagement falls under the broad theme of integrative leadership.

We define the theme broadly, seeking a diversity of theoretical and practical perspectives on any relevant issue, event, population, or geographic area. As our goal is to promote an interdisciplinary perspective of international development, we need submissions from all University of Minnesota schools and departments!

Selected students will give a 15-20 minute presentation based on his or her paper, followed by a brief Q&A. After all speakers have made their presentations, there will be a moderated panel session with all presenters and open discussion to tie together the ideas presented.

The deadline to submit your abstract and bio is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH, 2014. Please send these (500 word limit for the abstract) to Rachel Herr-Hoyman (herrh110(at)umn.edu) by the due date and feel free to contact me with any questions.

NOTE: all selected student speakers have the opportunity to submit a full paper by May 16th, 2014 to the Center for Integrative Leadership for selection for the Integrative Leadership paper award, to learn more please visit http://www.leadership.umn.edu/student_initiatives/student_leadership/index.html. Also note that students can also engage with the eJournal, Reconsidering Development. For more information regarding both opportunities please see the attached Speaker Selection Criteria.

Mar 5 Same Sun Happy Hour: Sarah Kyei on "Women in the Office, Men in the Kitchen, an Overview of Gender & Development in Ghana"

Everyone welcome! Humphrey Fellow Sarah Kyei the featured speaker.
March 5, 2:30 p.m. | International Fellowship Program Lounge (HHH Room 55)

Save the Date! Humphrey Fellows Graduation April 27

April 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This event will be held together with the Humphrey Fellows of the UMN Law School.

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