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Job: Program Specialist, Alliance for Middle East Peace, DC

The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) seeks an enthusiastic, multi-talented and self-directed staff-person to assist its Executive Director, Board of Directors and members in accomplishing ALLMEP's critical mission. ALLMEP is the coalition of more than 80 non-governmental organizations that promote people-to-people cooperation, coexistence, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. ALLMEP raises awareness and increases resources for these essential efforts.

Since its inception in 2004, ALLMEP has established itself in Washington, successfully advocated for millions of dollars in USAID grant funding, and raised the profile of its members' projects. It has also become a presence in the region through its work with American, Israeli, and Palestinian governments, as well as with peacebuilding members and colleagues.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Specialist will be responsible for a diverse array of both administrative and substantive responsibilities. This is a role with multiple, synergistic opportunities: the incumbent must be equally competent moving from bookkeeping to Capitol Hill advocacy; from Board and member support to assisting in communications efforts. It is a unique position, offering involvement in all operations of this growing organization. The Program Specialist will provide:

§ Executive support, including maintenance of financial data; scheduling; travel planning; correspondence, including web-based; special projects, as assigned
§ Board and member support, including coordination of Board and committee meetings and minute-taking; international member needs; contact list maintenance
§ Technical support for ALLMEP's online outreach through social networking, expanding web site, and updating web content, as well as maintenance of ALLMEP lists and records
§ Public awareness and media outreach campaign support, including developing collateral marketing materials and drafting e-newsletters and alerts
§ Event planning, including ALLMEP's annual lobby days and related activities; public and private conferences; international meetings and events
§ Outreach and advocacy support for ALLMEP's legislative agenda, including developing briefing papers, testimony, speeches, public statements for organization leaders; legislative alerts and updates for members; and representing ALLMEP in appropriate contexts
§ Development support, including researching funding opportunities; initial draft of appeals/grants

Minimum Qualifications:

§ Bachelor's degree; higher degree or equivalent experience preferred
§ 3-5 years relevant experience in non-profit administration, fundraising, public relations and/or advocacy
§ Excellent oral and written communications and research skills
§ Proficient and independent computer user (including Microsoft Office and knowledge or quick learner of new technologies, such as social networking, donor management/CRM/Salesforce, sending email newsletters, and updating web sites)
§ Arabic or Hebrew proficiency (spoken and written); both preferred
§ Passion for Middle East peace and the transformative power of citizen diplomacy (preferred)

Compensation and benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience, not to exceed $40,000/annum. Retirement benefits available.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs(at) Immediate availability.

Job: Just Vision, Media and Public Engagement Manager, DC

Media and Public Engagement Manager

Just Vision ( is a nonprofit organization that informs local and international audiences about under-documented Palestinian and Israeli civilian efforts to end the occupation and resolve the conflict nonviolently. Through film, multimedia, education and strategic outreach, we support grassroots leaders who are fighting for freedom, dignity, security and peace through nonviolent means. We are based in Washington, DC, Jerusalem and NYC. We are nonpartisan and religiously unaffiliated.

Position Summary:
The Media and Public Engagement Manager will join our DC-based team and be responsible for building a U.S. and international outreach strategy to engage thought leaders, policymakers, think tanks, journalists and other high profile influencers to generate attention and support for Palestinian and Israeli grassroots nonviolence leaders, as well as visibility for Just Vision's work, including our films, public education campaigns and multimedia projects. S/he will work with the Director of Communications to develop and execute a strategy and set goals for media coverage and build relationships with key journalists, editors and editorial boards. S/he will also serve as a media point person, by producing press materials, responding to media requests, acting as a spokesperson and proactively reaching out to media outlets. Additionally, s/he will work in coordination with senior staff to implement a community engagement strategy by organizing influential events, representing the organization at screenings and conferences, and building relationships with community leaders.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop and execute media outreach strategies and campaigns.
Generate press coverage of Just Vision's work, including our films, public education campaigns, multimedia resources, as well as coverage of the civic leaders we profile, while keeping up with current events in the Israeli-Palestinian context in order to identify and pitch relevant stories to journalists on an ongoing basis.
Draft press releases, letters to the editor, op-eds, and blog posts.
Cultivate ongoing relationships with US and international press and continually seek out new opportunities for including nonviolence efforts to end the occupation and resolve the conflict in mainstream media discourse.
Serve as a primary spokesperson for Just Vision, representing the organization in person at conferences, festivals, events and screenings, as well as in media appearances and interviews.
Plan and coordinate Just Vision's participation in major policy or media-oriented conferences, gatherings and events in the United States and internationally, as well as liaise regularly with counterparts at partner organizations regarding such opportunities. Ensure that reports and follow-up notes from these events are written and recorded in Just Vision's databases.
Occasionally work with Israeli and Palestinian staff members to support their efforts at organizing and attending relevant events in the Middle East.
Manage, in coordination with the Development and Operations Assistant, the participation of Just Vision films in festivals and other screening opportunities, and correspond with festivals as necessary. Research potential venues and plan out and execute, in coordination with the Director of Communications and the Creative Director, a high-impact festival strategy.
Work on a daily basis in with a diverse team that includes Palestinians, Israelis, Americans and others.


Must be an ambitious, creative and strategic thinker who enjoys a challenge and is motivated by results. The position requires initiative, persistence and the ability to balance multiple priorities and responsibilities.
5-8 years of professional experience in media or communications.
Charismatic, seasoned public speaker capable of interacting effectively and sensitively with a wide variety of audiences from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
Proven track record in media outreach work, pitching to journalists and generating media placements.
Superior writing skills; Experience drafting press releases, op-eds, backgrounders, fact sheets, blog posts, etc.
Commitment to supporting nonviolent grassroots efforts to end the occupation and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A high level of familiarity with the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and with the contemporary political, cultural and media landscape in the region.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work virtually with team members based overseas.
Ability to demonstrate initiative and reliability.
Proficient in engaging on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and with a team.
Extremely detail-oriented and organized with a track record of consistently meeting deadlines.

We are seeking a creative, strategic thinker who is willing to be a spokesperson for Just Vision, our work and our films. Master's degree or comparable experience preferred. Must be willing to travel internationally for events and team meetings several times each year and to travel extensively throughout the United States on a regular basis.

Just Vision is an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability or on any other characteristic prohibited by law.

To apply, please submit a resume, three 1-page writing samples, three references, links to public speaking or media appearances if any, and a cover letter to: info(at) Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that we prefer applications by email. Please do not make any inquiries about the position or the status of your application. Because of the volume of applicants we anticipate, we cannot respond individually to each application. We will contact those applicants that are of interest to the Search Committee directly.

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Seeds of Peace Middle East Programs Director (Jerusalem)

Middle East Programs Director

Seeds of Peace is dedicated to inspiring and equipping young leaders from regions of conflict with the relationships, understanding, and skills needed to advance lasting peace.

Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has set the standard in international peace-building by providing exceptional young people and educators from regions of conflict with an otherwise impossible opportunity to meet their historic enemies face-to-face at our International Camp in Maine.

We build on their extra-ordinary and critical relationships and understanding through year-round local programs that focus on the core leadership capacities needed to advance peace. Its leadership network now encompasses over 5,000 youth and educators. Currently, the organization is actively working in the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.

Job Description:

The Middle East Program Director will take responsibility for the overall management and direction of Seeds of Peace's regional program in the Middle East, including oversight over and coordination between country programs and staff in Israel, Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza), Jordan and Egypt. This position reports to and collaborates closely with Seeds of Peace's Director of Global Strategy and Programs, and coordinates regularly with Seeds of Peace's New York office and other programming staff.


Specific responsibilities of the Middle East Program Director include:

Develop a cohesive regional program plan--consisting of uni-national, bi-national, and regional/multi-national activities--that meets with the overall programmatic strategy and addresses the key drivers of conflict between Arabs and Israelis, in consult with Seeds of Peace Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Jordanian Program Directors, the Director of Global Strategy and Programs, and key alumni
Work with key staff to develop effective program monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and broader impact assessments to inform Seeds of Peace's regional strategy and structure
Develop and maintain relationships with local governments, partnering organizations, media outlets, local and international donors, local US Embassies and consulates, and other relevant stakeholders
Provide day-to-day management and leadership, modeling the kind of communication and cooperation that Seeds of Peace aims to achieve, for Middle East regional staff: the Director of Palestinian Programs (West Bank/Jerusalem), Director of Palestinian Programs (Gaza), Director of Israeli Programs, Director of Egyptian Programs, Director of Jordanian Programs
Oversee the development and management of program development and budgets
Work with Seeds of Peace's development staff to ensure program deliverables are met and timely communication for grant development and reporting
Engage in ongoing processes to determine effective strategies for organizational growth and professional development for regional staff
Contribute to the larger discourse and field of international conflict resolution, particularly as pertains to the Arab-Israeli conflict

Required Skills:

Seeds of Peace is looking for a creative thinker and effective manager, who can make concrete things happen in a challenging environment. In addition, Seeds of Peace will only consider applicants who possess the following skills:

Minimum five years of experience in peace-building, youth leadership development and/or related fields
Bachelor's Degree in a related area
Strong knowledge of and experience in the Middle East and the various issues affecting the region
Knowledge of and experience with conflict sensitivity, leadership development, and peace-building/conflict transformation
Demonstrated project management abilities
Experience managing and inspiring staff, particularly in multiple locations
Proven ability to manage donor funding
Technical capacity in program design, monitoring, and evaluation
Creative problem-solving skills
Effective communicator at all levels and in all media
Must be able and willing to travel easily throughout the West Bank (potentially Gaza, pending security concerns), Israel, Jordan and Egypt
Must reside in Israel or the West Bank

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered for this position.

Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.

If you wish to be considered for the position, please apply here. For any questions, please e-mail jobs(at) . No phone calls, please.

Seeds of Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Humphrey Alum Jon Rosales adresses the United Nations on Earth Day

CANTON, N.Y. - "Think global, act local" is the motto Jon Rosales keeps in
the back of his mind when teaching his students and when speaking with the
United Nations.

Rosales, associate professor of environmental studies at St. Lawrence
University, recently spoke to the 193 Member States of the UN as part of
the third annual interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature, an initiative
discussing development options agenda between "independent experts" and the
General Assembly of the United Nations. The purpose of the dialogues is to
advance discussions on different economic approaches, in the context of
sustainable development, and to further a more ethical basis for the
relationship between humanity and the Earth.

Rosales' talk, titled "Where We Meet Nature: Two Options for the
Development Agenda," focused on identifying environmental thresholds and
the cultures that avoid reaching beyond environmental limits.

His discussion, aimed to influence the post-2015 development agenda,
encouraged member states to "consider the emerging field of sustainability
science in decision making" and "enable and support those are who are
already living sustainably."

"At a deep level, I think we all know how to live in harmony with nature,"
Rosales said. "Those that want to live this way now should be enabled,
encouraged and promoted."

Since 2009, the UN General Assembly has marked International Mother Earth
Day on April 22, expressing its conviction that, to achieve a just balance
among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future
generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth,
according to a press release from the UN News Service.

Rosales has published dozens of articles related to environmental affairs,
most with a focus on climate change. His current research focuses on the
impacts of climate change on native subsistence villages in Alaska, making
their concerns visible, advocating for their assistance, and calling on
governments to act on climate change. His work is housed on the Alaskan
Sharing Indigenous Knowledge website (

He has been invited to speak at side events to eight United Nations
conferences on climate change, at conferences of the Society for
Conservation Biology, the Association for Environmental Studies and
Sciences, and the North American Benthological Society, and is an expert
reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is currently
the director of international affairs of the Center for the Advancement of
the Steady-State Economy.

Rosales earned his bachelor's degree in international relations
specializing in diplomacy from the University of Minnesota and he has two
master's degrees: one in economics specializing in ecological and
international economics from Mankato State University and the other in
public affairs specializing in technology, energy and environment and
foreign policy from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
He earned his Ph.D. in conservation biology from the University of

Full text of Rosales' presentation to the United
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Watch Rosales' presentation to the United
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Study in Istanbul, Turkey - MA and Certificate Programs in Peace & Conflict Studies @ Hacettepe University

Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies Program

Hacettepe University's MA in PCS is a two-year program founded on the principle of developing cultures of peace through an integrative analysis of the psychosocial, political, moral, and spiritual realities of our lives. You will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage conflict. You will spend your first year in Istanbul completing your course work, after which you may depart to complete thesis writing and defense. All course and thesis work will be taught and supervised by a group of highly credentialed international peace experts who bring years of dedication and expertise to trans-disciplinary processes of non violence and social transformation.

Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies Program

A certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies is obtainable by completing one semester of the MA in PCS course work and the submission of requisite papers. Students of the certificate program may enter the program at the start of any semester.

Why Study Peace and Conflict Studies at Hacettepe University?

Study at one of Turkey's leading universities
Be part of the first of its kind Peace and Conflict Studies program in Turkey and the Middle East.
Explore peace-building through an interdisciplinary lens that includes human rights, gender, media reform, ethics and development.
Learn from world-renowned peace scholars
Live in a dynamic international community of students.
Study in Istanbul. Charming, diverse, and cosmopolitan, Istanbul attracts people from around the world to its rich cultural history and sheer beauty.Turkey is in a unique position to influence today's geopolitical realities.
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage conflict in a wide range of sectors: NGOs, international organizations, diplomacy, education, and more.
International students will develop confidence and skills that employers find attractive.
Earn your Master's at a highly competitive price.
Academic Courses

The following list includes compulsory classes (C) and program electives (E). Please note that in addition to compulsory courses, 6 electives will be offered each term.

PCS ORI Orientation
PCS 601 Intro to Peace and Conflict Studies (C)
PCS 602 Critical Thinking and Writing (C)
PCS 603 Research Methodology in Peace and Conflict Studies (C)
PCS 604 Violence and Terrorism (E)
PCS 605 Nonviolence and Civil Society (E)
PCS 606 Political Economy of Conflicts (E)
PCS 607 International Law and Human Rights (E)
PCS 608 Peace Education (E)
PCS 609 Peace and Literature (E)
PCS 610 Peace, Conflict and Media (E)
PCS 611 Leadership for Peace (E)
PCS 612 Peace and Conflict Theory (C)
PCS 613 Conflict Transformation Approaches and Peacebuilding (C)
PCS 614 Applied Conflict Analysis (E)
PCS 615 Reconciliation, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction (E)
PCS 616 Peace, Business, and Sustainable Dev. (E)
PCS 617 Democracy and Global Governance (E)
PCS 618 Ethics in Peace and Conflict Studies (E)
PCS 619 Peace Psychology (E)
PCS 620 Peace and Gender Studies (E)
PCS 621 Spirituality and Peace (E)
PCS 622 Integral Studies (E)
PCS 623 Designing Peace Initiatives (E)
PCS 624 Comparative Identity-Based Conflicts (E)
PCS 625 Seminar (C)


The deadline for admission to the Fall 2013 Semester is August 15, 2013.

Applicants must hold a 4- year bachelors degree from an accredited institution and have fluency in English and provide proof of it with TOEFL-Ibt 70 or IELTS (AC) 6. Prospective students must send a copy of their transcripts, a detailed CV, and proof of English fluency along with a completed application form. When necessary, we will conduct online interviews with applicants. Please send the required materials to the following email address: Once your application is evaluated you will be contacted with further information.

Turkish students must provide proof of fluency in English: 75 from UDS or its equivalent in TOEFL-Ibt (70) or IELTS (6) is required. They are also required to obtain 55 from ALES.

Program Costs and Financial Aid

The MA PCS program is highly competitive in its price structure. Fees cover the costs of instruction, lodging, health insurance and thesis supervision and defense.

Total Costs: 11,500 Euros
First payment: 500 Euros (non-refundable) deposit within two weeks of acceptance into the program. Failure to pay this fee will result in forfeiting your place in the program.
Second payment: 5,500 Euros
Third payment: 5,500 Euros
The Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies program: Fees cover the costs of instruction, lodging, health insurance and academic supervision.

Total Costs: 5,500 Euros
First payment: 500 Euros (non-refundable) deposit. Failure to pay this fee will result in forfeiting your place in the program and your place being offered to another student.
Second payment: 2,500 Euros
Third payment: 2,500 Euros

Scholarships are available on a limited basis.


Email: peace(at)

Facebook: Hacettepe Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies

Summer School: UN Alliance for Civilizations-EF Summer School (open to youth across the globe), NY

The UNAOC - EF Summer School
The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC - EF Summer School. This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth from across the globe to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity.

Apply now

Skills for positive social change
The seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions at the Summer School will cover a range of themes and topics, including:

Negotiation for peace-building and cooperation
Using social media for positive social change
Fostering responsible global citizenship
Effective advocacy
Media and information literacy
Essentials of social entrepreneurship

A world-class international campus
The UNAOC - EF Summer School will be held on EF's historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center's 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.

A visit to UN headquarters in New York City
One highlight of this year's Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.

Internship Opportunities with Alliance for Peacebuilding

Alliance for Peacebuilding is seeking qualified individuals to fill four new internship positions for the summer and fall of 2013:

Membership and Communications Intern
Strategic Communications Campaign Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Strategic Communications Intern
Peacebuilding Evaluation Project Intern

Descriptions of all four internships can be found at:

Watch PA 5890's Mock Senate Hearing

The class of PA 5890, Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy, held a mock hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Cowles Auditorium on April 30. The video can be viewed at:

May 18: Humphrey international student graduation

International Students of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will be celebrating the 2nd year International Students who are graduating this semester, and their family and friends who came from their home countries to be with them. Come join us in this celebration of your students who have shared a part of their lives with you, as you have with them.

DATE: May 18, 2013 (Saturday)
TIME: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
PLACE: Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2:00pm - Mingle among family and friends!
2:30pm - Welcome remarks
2:45pm - Dean's speech
3:00pm - Mingle, open mic session on stage
5:00pm - End

RSVP here:

Dave Wilsey new MDP Coordinator

David Wilsey joins to the Humphrey Center in July to head the Master of Development Practice program. Dave comes from University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, where he focused primarily on socio-economic aspects of natural resource management such as natural resource livelihood strategies, natural resource enterprises, market-based conservation, and community-based, participatory research and development. Specific areas of expertise include nontimber forest products, value chains, and certification. Principal collaborators included Minnesota's Tribal communities, small-scale farms and forest landowners, and forest product gatherers. Prior to joining Extension, Dave's research explored farm and forest based livelihoods and market-based interventions for integrating conservation and development, primarily in tropical forest communities in Mexico and Guatemala. Dave was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, has a master's degree in conservation biology and a bachelor's degree in Business.

Dave Wilsey, PhD
Associate Extension Professor | Educator
University of Minnesota | Extension Center for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Sciences
Forestry Program Area

May 10 IPID Presents: Global Policy Capstone Presentations

Are you interested in Global Policy or in participating in the Global Policy capstone course next year?

Attend the Humphrey Global Policy Capstone presentations on Friday, May 10th!

Humphrey Forum
2:30-3:00p: Pizza and Refreshments will be served
3:00-5:30p: Global Policy Capstone Presentations

Capstone projects with the following organizations will be presenting:

Trees That Feed Foundation
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa
Advocates for Human Rights
Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program
World Savvy

Fulbright Information Sessions for Students

The Graduate School Fellowship Office will hold four Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. There are excellent opportunities available to over 155 countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The UM campus application deadline is Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

Reserve your place at one of the four meetings by clicking on the RSVP links below.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
101 Walter Library
RSVP for May 15

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
101 Walter Library
RSVP for May 21

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
101 Walter Library
RSVP for June 4

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
101 Walter Library
RSVP for June 11

Students with paid appointments should confirm how Fulbright scholarships may impact their positions.

Employment opportunities with Feed My Starving Children

We are now accepting applications for these positions:

New: Team Leader (Coon Rapids, MN)
§ Part-Time position

§ $10.00/hour

§ Apply by Thursday, 12/27/12

Previously posted:
§ Team Leader (Chanhassen, MN)

§ Data Entry Clerk (Coon Rapids, MN)

See Our Job Board:

Job: Peace Corps Campus Representative, U of M

To apply for this position, visit:

Requisition number: 184434

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts degree in a related field and one year of related experience. Or, equivalent combination of relevant education and experience totaling five years may be substituted. Must have previous Peace Corps volunteer experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Effective communication skills with experience communicating the mission and value of the Peace Corps to others.
Demonstrated excellent interviewing and assessment skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of campus services and methods of reaching student and faculty populations.
Demonstrated effective communicator with strong public speaking skills and writing skills to prepare reports on goals and accomplishments.
Ability to establish positive working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and Peace Corps representatives.

1. Current or previous UofM student status.
2. Potential to commit to 2 years in the position.
3. Demonstrated excellent decision-making & problem- solving abilities.
4. Strong group presentation skills.
5. Organizational skills and self-direction to follow- through on projects, tasks and activities.
6. Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity of tasks and multiple tasks or competing priorities.
7. Computer experience in Mac environment with MS Word, Excel, and database software.

The Peace Corps Campus Representative serves as a recruitment representative under the general supervision of an on-campus staff member in the designated department administering the strategic contract. The position operates under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Area Regional Recruitment Office (CRO) and receives guidance and direction from an assigned recruiter in the CRO. The purpose of the position is to promote Peace Corps programs and benefits on campus. In addition, the Campus Rep will recruit qualified applicants, interview, screen those candidates, and make recommendations to the assigned recruiter in the CRO for volunteer service in the Peace Corps.

Specific duties will include:

1. Relay requirements and process information to prospective applicants.
2. Develop and implement a strategic recruitment plan.
3. Publicize recruitment events and activities.
4. Plan and execute recruitment activities.
5. Conduct recruitment outreach initiatives.
6. Establish and administer office operations.
7. Process applications in a timely manner.

The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Program/Unit Description The Learning Abroad Center is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service- learning, intern, work, volunteer and travel experiences worldwide. This position will be housed within the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, but will be considered a stand-alone Peace Corps recruiting office on campus. The position will be locally supervised by a University of Minnesota staff member, but the goals, deadlines, and work assignments will be determined by Peace Corps representatives. Core training will also be provided by the Peace Corps.
Application Instructions Applications must be submitted through the University's online employment system at Individual phone and email inquiries will not be responded to. Review of applications will begin immediately. The anticipated start for the position is August 2013.

A complete application packet includes a resume; application letter that details your interest in and qualifications for the position; and the names and contact information for three professional references.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

MPP students Sivan Sevilla, Sties, Thorstead, Yang & Zempel awarded 2013 Stassen International grants

Congratulations to MPP students Ido Sivan Sevilla, John Sties, Amanda Thorstead, Christopher Leonard Zempel, and Yang Duanyi for being awarded a 2013 Stassen International Grant. The Stassen grant supports students carrying out internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration.

Summaries of the awarded projects:

Ido Sivan Sevilla, MPP, Congressman Ami Bera's office

My proposed internship is through the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship that offers me the opportunity to spend the coming summer in a professional fellowship position with a member of Congress. I will do my internship at Congressman Ami Bera's office who is a U.S. representative for California's 7th congressional district. Congressman Bera is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Science, Space and Technology committees of the Congress. As a fellow in his office, I will hopefully be part of committee hearings, research about Foreign Affairs and Cyber Security issues and closely learn about the legislative process.

John Steies, MPP, The Advocacy Project, Gulu, Uganda

The position is a summer internship acting as a Peace Fellow for The Advocacy Project. I will be stationed in Gulu, Uganda working alongside the Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU). Primary goals will be increasing access for people with disability in Gulu to resources including toilets as well as government buildings and other facilities, as well as advancing the disabled populations representation in tribal and other forms of government. We will also work with Advocacy Project partners in Vietnam and Bangladesh to explore south-to-south solutions for future challenges in this field. Ultimately, GDPU advocates for the human dignity of these disabled individuals and the empowerment of people with disabilities.

Amanda Thorstad, MPP, Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) in Kiev, Ukraine (Katherine Fennelly)
I will be working with the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) in Kiev, Ukraine. This organization is hosting a summer program for Ukrainian and American high schoolers for the purpose of studying democratic values and critical thinking skills. As part of the program, the students have identified that they want to build a drug and alcohol free venue for teenagers. I will be responsible for guiding them through the process of opening such a venue. I will also serve as Program Assistant by helping to coordinate the logistics of hosting the American high school students. My project faculty advisor is Katherine Fennelly.

Yang Duanyi, MPP, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing (Samuel Myers, Jr)
I am going to Beijing, China, to complete my summer internship at the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) on weighting the data of the Survey of the Economic and Social Development (SESD) in Western China. I will work as the research assistant of Dr. Samuel Myers, professor of the Humphrey School and chair of the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relation and Social Justice. Dr. Myers is one of the foreign partners of SESD project. During my internship, I will work under the supervision of Dr. Ding Sai from CASS. She is one of the directors of survey and connected Dr. Myers with the research group from CASS and Minzu University.

Christopher Zempel, MPP, Professional Paper research in Belize (Greta Friedemann-Sánchez)

I will be traveling to Punta Gorda Town and Belmopan, Belize to conduct elite interviews and participant observations with key stakeholders in regard to how southern Belize is being changed through the extraction and exchange of forest commodities, specifically rosewood, and the role of the indigenous Maya. I will also be traveling to the Archives of Belize in Belmopan to conduct primary source research on the history of forest commodity extraction in Belize and the economic and political evolution of rosewood as a commodity. These interviews and the in-depth research in Belmopan are part of a broader research and analysis project that will ultimately result in a paper to fulfill the Humphrey's Professional Paper requirement. Given my direct involvement with and the support of the Maya Leaders Alliance, the paper will also serve as a policy piece that the Maya community can use to support their position on the extraction and exchange of forest commodities and the rosewood moratorium of 2012. My proposed paper will address the following research question: "What impact has the extraction and exchange of rosewood had on southern Belize; specifically what role have the Maya played and continue to play in the economic and political evolution of rosewood as a commodity and how are the Maya using the existing legal structure of land ownership to challenge the current political economy of natural resource extraction?"

MDP students Cao, Glynn & Mueller awarded 2013 Stassen International grants

Congratulations to MDP students Cao Rong, Natalie Glynn and Kayla Mueller for being awarded a 2013 Stassen International Grant. The Stassen grant supports students carrying out internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration.

Summaries of the awarded projects:

Cao Rong, MDP, Egypt Nahdet El Mahrousa project (Ragui Assaad)

Nahdet El Mahrousa(NM) is an Egyptian NGO focusing on promoting youth development and social entrepreneurship. This project is to assess the social impact of projects incubated by NM and provide recommendations to improve NM's management in the period from May 20th 2013 to July 20th 2013. Assessment tools will be developed beforehand and be tested and implemented on social start-ups in Egypt in summer. Improved assessment tools will be provided to NM for future use. Recommendations on NM's best practices will be provided based on our assessment. Our work will enable NM to have systematic understanding of the performance of funded projects and improve its service ability, thereby increasing investment efficiency. This project will be carried out under the direction of Professor Ragui Assaad.

Natalie Glynn, MDP, Egypt Nahdet El Mahrousa project (Ragui Assaad)
I am traveling to Cairo, Egypt from May 20th to July 20th for my development practice field experience, which is a graduation requirement for Masters of Development Practice candidates. Nahdet El Mahrousa, an Egyptian NGO, has invited our team of four students to conduct a cost-benefit analysis and create social return-on-investment assessment tools for their organization. Dr. Ragui Assaad will be our advisor for the duration of this project.

Kayla Mueller, MDP, Nepal Federation of Community Forest Users of Nepal (Dean Current, CFANS)
Our team is partnering with two Nepali organizations (FECOFUN and ForestAction Nepal) to create stronger links between non-timber forestry products (NTFPs) and current markets so that community forest user groups can achieve greater income and economic stability through environmentally responsible practices. Our project will focus on community-identified NTFPs in the Dhankuta District in Eastern Nepal and specifically aim to identify market stakeholders, conduct an impact analysis and develop an enterprise management plan. This project will take place from May 25th, 2013 until July 24th, 2013 when our team will depart from Nepal. Dean Current from the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) will be our advisor for the assignment. The research conducted during our trip will be presented and transferred to the two organizations we will work with so that they may continue to build concrete results from this assignment.

MPA student Montgomery awarded 2013 Stassen International grant

Congratulations to MPA candidate Diane Montgomery on being awarded a 2013 Stassen International grant. Her project is with the American Bar Association Foundation (ABAF) - Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) in Qatar/United Arab Emirates for Women's Legal Education and Women's Training in Civil Society. Advisor Robert Kudrle.

The purpose of the Stassen International grants is to encourage students to do internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration.

Director, International Center, Macalester College

Department: International Center
# of openings: 1
Appointment: Full Time - Regular
FLSA Classification: Salaried (Exempt)
Annualized FTE: 1.0
Wage Information: To be determined based on qualifications
Priority Date: 5/13/13
Location: Regular Jobs
Purpose of Position

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a distinguished liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,035 students who represent 90 countries. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Macalester's mission is lived out through the classroom as well as in the engagement of its students, faculty and staff in the local community and world at large. The International Center, which supports study away, is housed within Macalester's Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC). The IGC fosters global citizenship by advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action in our local, national and international communities.

The Director of the International Center (IC) is responsible for overall strategy development, elaboration of new programming modalities, and implementation and management of a study away portfolio that is relevant and inspiring to as many students as possible while ensuring maximum value. The Director, as the focal point for college-wide involvement in study away, fosters highly functional and collaborative relationships within the IGC, with on-campus stakeholders and international partners. The Director establishes and maintains relevant policies and systems to ensure transparency, efficiency, and consistently high-quality and diverse programs. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the IGC and manages, a staff of 4 and a team of student workers.

Required: Masters in comparative education, international education or other related fields. At least five-years of experience in international education at a college or university.

Preferred: PhD in comparative education, international education or other related fields. Experience leading study away activities within a liberal arts context.
Additional: Experience with developing and implementing international education programs; demonstrated application of knowledge of inter-cultural competency theory and research. Excellent budget management and personnel supervision skills. Exceptional communication and partnership skills.


1) Strategic planning and new program development: The Director leads assessment and continual improvement of current policies and programs; and provides leadership through strategic visioning, planning and implementation of a high-quality portfolio. The Director leads exploration and roll-out of new program structures, including incorporation of internship and civic engagement opportunities, exchange programs, Macalester semester programs, and short-term faculty-led programs; with a view to attaining a balanced portfolio of programs. The Director works closely within the IGC teams and with campus stakeholders to ensure wide participation in and support for the activities of the IC. As a member of the IGC leadership team, the Director also participates in guiding and supporting the activities of the Institute as a whole.

2) Programmatic management:

a. Personnel management: The Director manages a team of 4 staff and numerous student workers; ensuring efficient operations of the team. The Director provides continuous mentorship and enables the professional growth of the team.

b. Budget management: The Director is responsible for planning and managing the budget for all activities related to study away; with expenditures reflecting the priorities of the College for the high quality programs within budget realities.

c. Administrative oversight: The Director leads the efficient operation of the International Center's activities and all aspects of coordinating study away experiences for students and faculty. The Director oversees the continual refinement and implementation of risk management procedures, in collaboration with College leadership.

d. Campus collaboration: The Director collaborates closely with faculty and other stakeholders on campus, nurturing the college-wide involvement in study away. The Director convenes the Study Away Review Committee (SARC) and participates in other committees and panels, as needed.

3) Student advising: The Director is responsible for the coordination of all student advising across the IC team, and directly advises a sub-set of students representing selected academic programs. The Director leads the development, implementation and monitoring of activities to support pre-departure and re-entry.

4) Communications: The Director leads the development and implementation of a communications strategy for the IC and its activities; including oversight of website content, information for students, parents, faculty, college leadership, partner programs, and exchange programs. He/she ensures that IC policies are documented and accessible.

The position will remain opened but only applicants received by 5/13/13 will be assured consideration. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US upon employment start date.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

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Job: Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant (Wash DC) w/ the International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant (RA/SRA) for a full-time appointment in its Policies, Institutions and Markets Research Program (PIM). The position is a one-year, fixed-term, exempt appointment, and is renewable depending on performance and funding. The position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington DC. Final grade level and title will be determined by education and experience.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Support strategic gender research on identifying best practices in data collection for gender analysis in agriculture. Review survey questionnaires and discussion papers to identify current practices.
• Coordinate with the theme leader for Strategic Gender Research in monitoring and supporting projects in PIM that incorporate gender analyses.
• Support the initiation of new research by reviewing and synthesizing literature under the supervision of a senior research fellow.
• Help disseminate information about PIM's work on gender to external and internal audiences.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in economics, agricultural economics, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, or related field.
1. At the Senior Research Assistant level a Master's degree in economics, agricultural economics, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, or related field is required.
• Strong background in gender research in developing countries.
• Excellent analytical writing skills.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment with multicultural teams.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Quantitative analysis skills and knowledge of Stata programming.
• Working knowledge of French, Spanish or other language.
• Experience with field research in developing countries, especially survey research.
• Willingness to travel up to 20 percent of time.
• Organized and self-motivated.

IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the umbrella of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries.

IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.

Go to Click on "Careers" and then click on "Research" to link you to Position #13-143 - Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant, PIM. Please complete on-line application, including a complete resume and a detailed letter of interest. Also complete section providing 3 references.

For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at


Job: MetroStar Systems, New Media Producer (focus on public diplomacy)

Are you passionate about communications and outreach through digital and traditional means? If so, our searchlight is on and seeking a talented New Media Producer to join our esteemed growing team.


Plan, coordinate and implement Public Diplomacy programs for audiences throughout Europe
Uses a variety of digital platforms and technology
Works with program managers, marketing specialists, and other producers

BA or higher in Communications, International Affairs/Relations, or Public Affairs/Public Diplomacy.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, with a professional demeanor.
Must be a self-starter and demonstrate initiative.
Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Experience in developing and editing content for publication in both digital and print formats.
An eagle eye for quality assurance (editing and requirements review).
Interest in leveraging social media to create a viral buzz for clients.
Working knowledge of social media and webinar platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, USTREAM, Adobe Connect, and Watchitoo.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
3-5 years' experience in public relations, communications, or related field.

For more info, and to apply, visit:

This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.