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Job: Senior Expert in Trafficking-in-Persons, Gender Resources, Inc. Burma

Senior Expert In Trafficking-in-Persons

Gender Resources, Inc. Burma.

Background:

Gender Resources, Inc. is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) specializing in gender consulting for companies, governments, and NGOs. Our consultants have experience in over 65 countries in multiple sectors.

Objective:
GRI is currently looking for a Senior Expert in Trafficking-in-Persons for long or short-term positions with anticipated USAID-funded projects in Burma.
Qualifications:

Minimum ten (10) years experience promoting women's participation and rights in the justice sector, 15 years preferred
Experience training and/or mentoring civil society organizations, government officials, police, and/or health service personnel required
Counseling experience a plus
Experience with community education a plus
Strong management and organizational skills required
Experience in Southeast Asia required, experience in Burma a plus
Professional level fluency in English required, Burmese a plus
BA required, MA preferred

To Apply:

To apply, please email your CV (in English) to jobs(at)genderresources.com.
Please include "Burma Trafficking in Persons" in the subject line.
Website: http://www.genderresources.com

This material cross posted from the Association for Women's Rights in Development.

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

Title: Senior Program officer

Location: Washington, DC

Division: Education Programs Division

Reports To: Project Director

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, (Sub-Saharan) Africa for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Regional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

Relevant language skills strongly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, Europe (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program Officer, Europe
Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Project Director

Division: Education Programs Division

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 120 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, Europe for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Regional expertise in Europe required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

German language skills, highly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

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

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program now accepting applications

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

EMDAP offers graduate students and post-graduates from any field of study a 12 month opportunity to provide technical assistance to local overseas organizations in USAID-assisted countries.

EMDAP Advisers use their knowledge of management practices to identify solutions in diverse situations and support a scope of work for a position in a local overseas business/business-serving organization. They help build capacity and create mechanisms to sustain their effort after the end of their assignment. In this way, USAID's goal of broad-based, sustainable economic growth is realized. Developing country host organizations that have benefited from an EMDAP Adviser in recent times include both big and small, based in the capital city and in outlying towns.

Since 1992, 250 Advisers have provided assistance to 200+ businesses and organizations in 49 countries. Through open, merit-based national competitions, the Advisers reflect the diverse population of students enrolled in graduate business programs across the United States.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: EMDAP is currently accepting applications for placements beginning in Fall 2013. The application deadline is June 7, 2013. Please visit our website at www.emdap.org for more information.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must have:
• U.S. citizenship
o Note: Non-US citizens are eligible applicants only if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.
• Worked a minimum of two - three years in such areas as: management, marketing, banking, finance, management, NGO or private sector experience, consulting, etc.
• Be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a master's degree program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, etc.)
OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework from an accredited U.S. university program in any field of study.
• If not yet graduated, obtain approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and this institution's endorsement of their candidacy if the student will still be enrolled in their academic institution at the time of the assignment.

BENEFITS: Competitive monthly stipend for living, housing, and local transportation. Round-trip international airfare, health insurance, visa assistance, inoculation allowance and other benefits.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: A foreign language is not always requirement for EMDAP. English is often the chosen business language in the host organizations. However, some locations require a fluency in a second language (e.g. Latin America and various locations in Africa).

REQUIRED BACKGROUND/SKILLS: A required minimum of two - three years previous work experience in such areas as: NGO/business management, Peace Corps, consulting, or other various work experiences. Excellent communication skills, flexible, self-starter, and capable of working without constant supervision.

Job: Program officer II, International Development and Operations (Wash DC)

Job Description

Job Title: Program Officer II, International Development and Operations
Location: Washington, DC
Effective Dates and Level of Effort: Position contingent upon funding, estimated start date Monday, June 3, 2013

Purpose of Position: The Program Officer will manage the implementation of long-term and short-term participant training services for USAID/Pakistan's Training for Pakistan (TFP) program. The Program Officer will work as a member of the TFP team in Washington, and in coordination with the project office in Pakistan, to support overall program operations, implementation and reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. IIE may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. Under the supervision of the Director, the Program Officer will manage the daily operations and program implementation of all TFP activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Oversees program development, procurement, and implementation of U.S. and third-country short term training programs including research and outreach to training providers, development of RFPs, evaluation of proposals, and working closely with the training provider on logistics and program implementation and monitoring.
• Assists with long-term participant placement, in coordination with IIE's Placement Division. Arranges long-term participant orientation programs and travel arrangements, and works closely with the field office on placement status, arrival logistics, program progress, and departure logistics.
• Monitors long-term participants in the U.S., including, but not limited to, addressing participant concerns, relaying information to USAID Mission and IIE field offices, sending required documents and reports, maintaining participant files, making payments to students and universities, conducting reentry orientations and coordinating participant return travel.
• Manages short-term and long-term program and participant finances, including making payments and requesting disbursements. Oversees the participant budgets and expenses.
• Assists in preparing program reports. Coordinates submission of all required reporting from IIE offices and partners. Reviews and monitors data and reporting for accuracy and completeness.
• Develops and maintains budget monitoring tools to assist the division Finance Manager in monitoring compliance with contract and IIE regulations. In coordination with Finance Manager, prepares monthly budget reforecasts and prepares reports as needed.
• Coordinates closely with subcontractors, managing the relationship and preparing subcontracts in accordance with applicable FARs, AIDARs, and IIE policies and procedures.
• Assists in maintaining updated data in USAID's TraiNet system.
• Responsible for complying with USAID contract requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures.
• Able to work a flexible schedule when necessary and participate in activities outside of regular office hours.
• Performs other duties and functions as assigned.
Education/Experience:
• Master's degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
• Minimum two years of USAID program management experience preferred.
• USAID program start-up and/or close-out experience preferred.
• Well-versed in IIE and USAID policies and procedures on financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, and subcontract management preferred.
Preferred skills:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010, internet software and database software.
• Knowledge of ADS 252 and ADS 253 requirements.
• Knowledge of TraiNet and other USAID systems and procedures.
• Proven ability to organize high volume operations under strict deadlines with attention to detail.
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment with a global team.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills.
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
• Knowledge of budgeting, data management, and financial forecasting.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion.
• Ability to complete a heavy workload under changing priorities.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
• Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Domestic travel as needed.
The full job description can be found on https://iie.hua.hrsmart.com/ats by logging in and going to User -> Career Center -> Search Jobs.

Job: Deputy Chief of Party, ACDI/VOCA, Uganda

http://www.acdivoca.org

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 84 projects in 40 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

Deputy Chief of Party, Moroto, Uganda

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU) Program. The position is based in Moroto, Karamoja, with occasional travel to Kampala. RWANU is a multi-year program integrating USAID food security, nutrition and Feed the Future strategies to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The program's ultimate goal is "Reduced food insecurity among vulnerable people in south Karamoja." The program strengthens livelihoods of vulnerable households using both push and pull approaches transitioning to market lead production. Nutrition interventions focus on preventing malnutrition during the first 1,000 days of life through a package of curative and preventative health care, behavior change activities, and improved consumption of micro- and macronutrients. The program incorporates disaster risk reduction and response mechanisms and gender- and conflict-sensitive approaches.

The DCOP will be the senior manager and representative in the Moroto office with direct responsibility for planning and implementation of all strategic objective activities. She/he liaises with consortium partners, other implementers and projects as well as local government stakeholders. The DCOP will be a strong strategic planner and manager of human, material and financial resources. In the absence of the COP, the DCOP assumes overall responsibility for the program. The DCOP will be a strong communicator and able to work closely with the Finance/Administration Manager, the Commodities Operations Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, all reporting directly to the COP.

Under supervision of the Chief of Party, manage implementation of RWANU technical activities. Establish and maintain a collaborative, "one team" approach to implementation among all consortium members.
Supervise and provide support to the Livelihoods Director and the teams working under the Livelihoods Directors' supervision in: agricultural productivity, marketing, apiary, livestock management, group savings and credit, and cross-cutting areas including gender and women's empowerment, conflict mitigation, disaster risk reduction and natural resource management. Liaise with the health and nutrition team responsible for preventing malnutrition through the 1,000 Days Approach and improving prevention and treatment of childhood illness to ensure integration of interventions.
Oversee a large network of technical support staff and field extension agents to deliver effective training to a low literacy population. Supervise process of developing and adapting training curricula and materials.
Communicate regularly with commodity operations management team and consortium members to ensure consistent and effective delivery of services and messaging to program beneficiaries.
Maintain collaborative relationships and represent the program with relevant local government officials at the regional, district, and sub-county levels.
Supervise and build capacity of senior supervisory staff to implement the project in compliance with USG regulations and ACDI/VOCA policies; provide effective and efficient oversight of department activities.
Ensure programmatic reports are of high quality; work with technical and monitoring and evaluation staff to finalize reports prior to COP's review.

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience
Seven years' experience managing complex, multi-faceted rural development programs.
Relevant food security/livelihoods experience; experience working with agro-pastoralist population is preferred
Strong familiarity with USAID rules and regulations required; familiarity with Food for Peace programming preferred
Strong strategic planning and analysis ability; excellent oral and written communication and ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure
Strong operational management experience
Fluency in English required

Contact:
ACDI/VOCA International Recruitment
Telephone:
202-000-0000
Email:
joinus(at)acdivoca.org

Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E5546A361D43515B7E59192F77571E690562774B

No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE


This material cross posted from Foreign Policy Association.

Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, South Central Asia (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program officer, South Central Asia

Location: Washington, DC

Division: Education Programs Division

Reports To: Project Director

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, South/Central Asia for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Regional experience in South/Central Asia is required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

Relevant language skills for South/Central Asia strongly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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EOE

Job: IREX, Senior Program Officer, Pakistan (Wash DC)

Title: Senior Program officer, Pakistan

Location: Washington, DC

Division: Education Programs Division

Reports To: Project Director


About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 120 countries.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer, Pakistan for its Education Programs Division to launch and manage a large scale, complex international student exchange program. This position is located in Washington, DC, reporting to the Project Director. This position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Candidates need a minimum of 5-8 years progressive program management experience in the following areas:

Developing and managing large-scale international student exchange programs. Experience working in Pakistan and/or with Pakistani students is required.

Experience managing large donor-funded projects required, experience with USG funded projects including Department of State/ECA required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives.

Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans and analyzing data.

Relevant language skills for Pakistan strongly preferred.

Strong business writing skills.

Proven cross-cultural communication skills.

Experience with the U.S. higher education system.

Summary of Responsibilities

Providing vision and leadership to the program;

Developing and managing program workplan;

Managing recruitment, selection, and monitoring of program participants and partners;

Managing program budget and ensuring budget discipline;

Developing and managing relationships with partner organizations;

Oversight of monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting on program activities;

Developing and facilitating program trainings/workshops;

Managing and mentoring program staff and partners.

To Apply

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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EOE

Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional. CONVOCATORIA I Conferencia de Estudios Estratégicos "Repensando un mundo en crisis y transformación"

Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional.
CONVOCATORIA
I Conferencia de Estudios Estratégicos
"Repensando un mundo en crisis y transformación"

El Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional (CIPI) convoca la I Conferencia de Estudios Estratégicos "Repensando un mundo en crisis y transformación", a realizarse del 16 al 18 de octubre de 2013, en La Habana Cuba.
Participarán en este encuentro investigadores/as, profesores/as y estudiosos, de las relaciones internacionales, la política internacional y los complejos procesos que caracterizan el mundo actual. Los ejes temáticos del evento serán:
• La crisis actual y el probable reordenamiento del poder global: agendas, intereses y alianzas de las potencias centrales y emergentes.
• Integración, cooperación y concertación. La nueva geografía del poder global y regional.
• Crisis de la gobernabilidad, actores gubernamentales y no gubernamentales. Procesos contestatarios a nivel global, tendencias y perspectivas.
• Resignificación de los recursos naturales en la geoestrategia mundial. Desarrollo y medio ambiente.
• Seguridad y defensa, retos y perspectivas en su enfoque multidimensional. Principales tendencias de la conflictividad político-militar internacional. La carrera armamentista.
• Situación del Derecho Internacional Humanitario. Realidades y perspectivas.
Los interesados podrán inscribirse mediante el envío, por correo electrónico, al Comité Organizador de la planilla de inscripción que se adjunta con los datos personales y un resumen de la ponencia que no exceda de 250 palabras, en inglés o español, que serán los idiomas oficiales de la Conferencia, antes del 15 de septiembre de 2013.
La presentación de cada ponencia no deberá exceder los 15 minutos independientemente de la cantidad de páginas con que cuente la misma. El Comité organizador comunicará oportunamente a los solicitantes la decisión sobre la aceptación de sus ponencias. Se solicita a los ponentes entregar la ponencia completa en el momento de la acreditación en el evento el 16 de octubre.
Los ponentes y participantes extranjeros en la I Conferencia de Estudios Estratégicos "Repensando un mundo en crisis y transformación", deberán abonar una cuota de inscripción individual de 100.00 CUC (peso cubano convertible) mientras que en el caso de los nacionales será de 100.00 CUP. Los estudiantes que presenten la documentación correspondiente, abonarán respectivamente, 60.00 CUC ó 60.00 CUP. Dichas cuotas se harán efectivas en el momento de la acreditación.

Otros datos de interés:
La Agencia de Viajes CUBATUR Eventos ofrece diferentes opciones a los participantes en la
I Conferencia de Estudios Estratégicos y garantizará las condiciones de alojamiento, transporte y otras facilidades. Para reservas y solicitudes turísticas contactar con:


Ing. Arlene Álvarez Rey. Agencia de Viajes CUBATUR Eventos.
Calle 0, No. 108, entre 1era y 3ra Miramar, La Habana, Cuba.
E-mails: eventos 1@cbtevent.cbt.tur.cu
Tel: (537) 206.9808 / 09
Fax: (537) 206. 9807


OFERTA 1 OFERTA 2
➢ Alojamiento diario con desayuno incluido. ➢ Alojamiento diario con desayuno y cena.
➢ Traslado Aeropuerto -Hotel Aeropuerto. ➢ Traslado Aeropuerto -Hotel Aeropuerto.
➢ Asistencia en aeropuerto y hoteles. ➢ Asistencia en aeropuerto y hoteles.
PRECIOS/CUC/DIARIOS /PERSONAS
Hotel Riviera.
HAB. SENCILLA 48.00
HAB. DOBLE X PERSONA 34.00 PRECIOS/CUC/DIARIOS /PERSONAS
Hotel Riviera.
HAB. SENCILLA 63.00
HAB. DOBLE X PERSONA 47.00


PLANILLA DE INSCRIPCIÓN

(Registration Form)

Nombre y Apellidos (First and last names):_______________________________
No de Pasaporte (Passport Number):____________________________________
Profesión (Profession): _______________________________________________
Institución (Institution): _______________________________________________
Dirección (Address):_________________________________________________
Teléfono (Phone Number): ____________________________________________
Titulo de ponencia (Paper Title): ________________________________________


Para cualquier información adicional: Comuníquese con el Comité Organizador.
Dr. Adalberto Ronda Varona, ronda@cipi.cu,
Mara Pérez Chinea mara@cipi.cu.
Teléfono: 206.3098

El Comité Organizador agradece a los receptores de esta convocatoria su difusión en instituciones docentes y de investigación, así como entre los organismos, organizaciones e investigadores que pudieran estar interesados en la I Conferencia de Estudios Estratégicos "Repensando un mundo en crisis y transformación".


Dr. Adalberto Ronda Varona.
Presidente Comité Organizador.

Call for Papers- 11th Development Dialogue

Call for Papers - 'Bridging Voices'


11th Development Dialogue at ISS on 10 and 11 October 2013

Theme

There are many voices in the field of Development; each is working towards 'development' from different angles thereby gaining different knowledge, experiences and perspectives. Often the holders of these diverse epistemologies tend to discuss within their own niches.

And yet, the phenomenon that we coin 'development' does not exist in isolated niches. It demands not only that the different voices speak to its multifaceted existence, but it also needs these voices to penetrate through each other's boundaries with the goal of reaching the epistemological and experiential hybrid vigour that can sustain 'development'.

This year, the Development Dialogue conference at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) aims to take a step towards exactly this goal, by bridging voices that speak to development.

The conference provides a space for young scholars and PhD students to exchange recent and on-going research in the broad field of development studies. We hope that the participants and audience will offer their diverse experiences to the discussions in order to espouse an engagement with Development that transcends the boundaries of geography and academia.

Deadline and selection

Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be sent to dd11@iss.nl by May 15, 2013.

To be considered for selection, the text must be in English and clearly state:

key research questions
methodology
findings
Briefly also demonstrate how your paper speaks to the theme of the conference 'Bridging Voices'.

The author(s) name, author(s) affiliation, and email address for correspondence are also required.

Authors of selected papers will receive an acceptance decision in the first week of July 2013. The deadline for submitting completed versions of accepted papers is August 30, 2013.

Papers of maximum 10,000 words should be submitted in PDF or Word format to the above email address. Abstracts of selected papers will be made available on the conference website as soon as possible.

Funding

For the authors of selected papers, limited funds will be allocated for accommodation for three nights during the conference and transportation to and from ISS (The Hague).

Those who require a travel grant should indicate so when sending the abstract. Information on the cost and place of origin of flight should be included.

More info @ http://www.iss.nl/news_events/iss_news/detail/article/47671-call-for-papers-bridging-voices/

African Development Center Fourth Annual Gala June 14

SAVE THE DATE - ADC Fourth Annual Gala
Friday, June 14th

Minnesota is extremely fortunate to possess a large and growing community of global citizens, with vast international ties. From academics to economics, this vibrant population is an important asset to the entire state and its future prosperity. For this year's gala celebration, the African Development Center is celebrating this community with the theme of Global Connections.

To be held at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, on Friday, June 14th, this year's gala will certainly be a memorable opportunity for you to celebrate the accomplishments and support the continued work of ADC.

Details will be updated on our website as they come, and you can also send your friends there to fill out this RSVP Form!
For those interested in sponsoring these event and the efforts of ADC, please review these Sponsorship Levels, and return a completed Registration Form.
If you are interested in contributing a Silent Auction item, please download and submit this Donation Form.

The African Development Center relies on the support and contributions of a wide array of industries and community members to bring about the impressive positive impacts throughout our state. We look forward to celebrating these partnerships, and hope you join us as an event filled with live music from renowned African artists, a delicious dinner of African-inspired cuisine, and a silent auction of unique items and experiences.

Dr. Soraya Castro on U.S. Cuba Relations May 15

4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, on the university's St. Paul campus

Dr. Soraya Castro, who is on her third visit to St. Thomas, will use two familiar metaphors to describe U.S.-Cuba relations in May 15 talk at St. Thomas. Her talk is free and open to the public.

St. Paul, Minn. -- A visiting scholar from Cuba will use two familiar metaphors - David and Goliath and Gulliver and the Lilliputians - to describe U.S.-Cuba relations in an upcoming lecture at the University of St. Thomas.

Dr. Soraya Castro, professor and senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Relations in Havana, will discuss "David and Gulliver: Competing Metaphors in the Cuban-U.S. Relationship" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, on the university's St. Paul campus.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Castro notes that Cuba and the United States have constructed different national narratives about their relationship to one another since 1959. Cuban leaders often characterize the relationship with the metaphor of David and Goliath, with Cuba being a small, valiant defender facing an enormous aggressor. American leaders, on the other hand, invoke images of Gulliver and the Lilliputians, in which the giant is benign, honorable and willing to suffer pin pricks the little people occasionally inflict on him rather than destroy the attackers.

In addition to Cuba-U.S. relations, Castro also specializes in U.S. domestic politics, including elections and Congress. She has visited St. Thomas twice before, in 2002 and 2008.

Castro holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Havana, a degree in international law from the Institute of Foreign Relations in Moscow, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Bologna in Italy.

Before her appointment at the Institute for the Study of International Relations in Havana, she was a professor and researcher at Havana University. Over the past 20 years she has taught or held fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, University of California - San Diego, Georgetown University, University of Iowa, American University, Uppsala University in Sweden, Smithsonian Institution, the University of Alabama and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

She is the author of many articles and book chapters, and co-author of the 2012 Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World.

In addition to her native Spanish, Castro is fluent in English and Russian.

Call for Project Proposals: Empowerment of Domestic Women, UN Women

CFP: Empowerment Of Domestic Workers
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11/05/2013

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Deadline: May 24, 2013.

Description:
The UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is inviting civil society organizations and academic institutions to submit proposals for the project entitled the Empowerment of Women Domestic Workers.

Objectives of the Project:

The objectives of the project 'Empowerment of Domestic Workers' are to work with leaders of domestic workers and provide support in the formation of domestic workers' associations in their destination country where legally possible, and to strengthen the capacity with existing domestic workers' associations.

The geographical coverage of the project is within Asia.

Budget Request: Not more than 30,000USD

Who can apply?

Proposals can be submitted by a registered organization, or jointly by two or more registered organizations of any of the following categories:

•(a) Non-governmental organizations or
•(b) Educational and academic institutions
More information is available at:

http://www.unwomen-eseasia.org/docs/tor/sitecore/2013/20130503_CFP_Empowerment_of_DWs.pdf

To Apply:
Please send proposals to:

Suwanna.sangsuwan(at)unwomen.org
CC: siriporn.laosang(at)unwomen.org

Proposals are due by 24 May 2013.

Website: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs


This material cross posted from the Association for Women's Rights in Development.

Job: Program Officer- Advocacy, Latin America with Planned Parenthood (Miami, Fl)

Based on Planned Parenthood Federation of America's mission and goals, the Program Officer - Advocacy facilitates the development, implementation, and long-term viability of Planned Parenthood Global's sexual and reproductive health advocacy projects. Facilitates improvement in quality, sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness of advocacy partner NGOs in Latin America.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Works autonomously with international partners in the Latin America region to design, develop and oversee implementation of projects that advance sexual and reproductive rights, with particular program emphasis on safe abortion.
•Provides overall program monitoring and evaluation through reports and on-site visits. Monitors assigned international projects through analyses of financial reports, tracking of project progress and ongoing correspondence with partners.
•Tailors in-country technical assistance and trainings to ensure the achievement of project goals in technical, project management, and financial issues.
•Works with partners to develop and plan strategies specific to each project for ongoing improvements. Identifies, develops, adapts, translates and facilitates appropriate training and technical support in sexual and reproductive health and rights. When necessary will coordinate with Latin America regional staff, consultants, PPFA, or other international collaborating agencies in order to provide specialized technical training.
•In collaboration with ARD and RD, prepares reports, including donor reports and refunding donor proposals. Assists in development of fundraising proposals and concept papers both for partners and for PP Global.
•Evaluates projects through data analysis and assessments with participation of partners.
•Writes articles and abstracts for publication and presents at conferences on behalf of PP Global and regional partners in order to raise visibility and to develop a greater understanding of our work.
•Collaborates with ARD/RD and New York to identify new opportunities for new projects and develop new project proposals. Makes contacts and communicates with other international agencies working in SRH to identify new opportunities, exchange information, maintain cordial relations in order to maintain visibility of PP Global's work and broaden personal understanding of the current level of services provided in country.
•Provides orientation to new staff in both the office and field in PP Global systems and procedures and collaborates with other Latin America regional staff for backstopping and other technical support of projects.
•Stays updated on relevant issues to PP Global projects.
•Collaborates with the US-based advocacy work and PP affiliates on complementary activities as they relate to assigned regionally-based partner agencies.
•Liaises with government and non-governmental agencies, donor organizations, and other relevant entities in the region, as assigned.
•Completes special projects as assigned and required.
To Apply:
Job ID: MO20132103-42804

For a full position description and to apply, please visit:

http://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/viewjob.html?refnode=234170

This material cross posted from the Association for Women's Rights in Development.

Job: Technical Specialist (Parliamentary Development), UNDP, Vietnam


For more information, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37337

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?278373

UNDP and bilateral donors have been supporting Vietnam's governance reforms since the late 1990s. For UNDP this has included working with the Office of the National Assembly (ONA), National Assembly (NA) committees, Provincial People's Councils (PPCs), and the Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS) to strengthen their technical and organizational functions for a more effective delivery of their mandates.

Since early 2013, UNDP's Parliamentary Portfolio includes two new projects, namely:

"Strengthening the Capacity of Budget Oversight for People's Elected Bodies in Vietnam" with the Committee for Finance and Budgetary Affairs (CFBA) as implementing partner and the NA Ethnic Council and 30 PPCs as co-implementing partners; and
"Strengthening the Provision and Exchange of Legislative Information among Agencies of the National Assembly in Vietnam" with the ILS as implementing partner and the Committee on Law and Committee for Judicial Affairs as co-implementing partners.
The objectives of the Budget Oversight Project are to strengthen budget oversight capacities of the CFBA, to strengthen the budgetary decision-making and oversight of up to 30 selected PPCs, as well as to enhance the cooperation and effectiveness of the participation in budget oversight by the NA Ethnic Council.

The objectives of the Legislation Information Project are to enhance the capacities of the ILS to provide more detailed legislation information, data, and substantive policy options to the National Assembly, its committees and deputies, based on broader consultation with experts, researchers and partners. In addition, the project is expected to enhance the cooperation and exchange of legislative information among the ILS and NA committees, particularly regarding organic laws and the operations of legislative bodies.

In this context, the Technical Specialist is expected to provide policy, technical and managerial advice to the Budget Oversight Project and Legislation Information Project in pursuance of the projects' objectives. In addition, the Technical Specialist will facilitate the coordination between UN/DP-funded projects with the National Assembly and its agencies through the establishment of a UNDP internal coordination mechanism. The Technical Specialist will work under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Country Director and the National Project Directors (NPD) and/or the Deputies; S/he will also work in close cooperation with the Head of the Governance and Participation Unit, Project Managers and UNDP Programme Officer.

Reporting Lines, Performance Review, and Working Arrangement
Reporting lines:

The Technical Specialist will report to the Deputy Country Director and will implement his/her main functions and undertake specific duties at project level in close collaboration and under the guidance of the National Project Directors through the National Project Managers. The Technical Specialist will work in collaboration and coordination with other project's technical and managerial staff and relevant stakeholders.

Performance review:

In line with UN/UNDP's staff rules, the Technical Specialist's annual performance will be measured by a full Performance Management and Development (PMD) process. The PMD exercise, with self-assessment of the incumbent based on the JD, will be assessed by the Deputy Country Director using the inputs made by the NPDs and the Head of the Governance and Participation Team. As such, the Technical Specialist is accountable to UNDP as the funding agency for the project.

Working Arrangement:

The allocation of time devoted to the ILS and CFBA projects as well as to the coordination work for JPG and NA-supporting donors group will be agreed in consultation with UNDP and projects' leadership. The Technical Specialist will be based in Hanoi with regular travel to the provinces.
Duties and Responsibilities

Provide and coordinate substantive technical advice on institutional capacity strengthening of the elected bodies in Vietnam at both national and local levels through the various stages of the project management and implementation (planning, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation) focusing on achievement of the following results:
Effective adoption and implementation of a capacity development strategy that responds to the Vietnamese socio-cultural and institutional context;
Compilation, analysis and interpretation of data, thorough research on capacity development in parliaments and production of relevant analysis reports and other written materials that contribute to the adoption or revision of suitable capacity development strategies;
Mobilisation and management of project technical advisers and consultants in a manner that ensures achievement of project capacity development goals and priorities;
Effective annual and quarterly work planning and reporting, and application of a suitable monitoring and evaluation framework;
High quality of project technical work;
Assessment of National Assembly's progress in achieving institutional development objectives and production of relevant reports to counterparts and donors as well as facilitation of discussions on project evolution;
End-of-assignment report which focuses on key lessons learned and best practices drawn from project management and capacity building processes as well as major substantive issues that have merged and that would require further assistance from UNDP in the future.
Advocate sustainable parliamentary development strategies, share parliamentary development experiences/good practices that have been acquired elsewhere and make use of similar experiences and practices in Vietnam and share them with relevant stakeholders elsewhere focusing on achievement of the following results:

Policy advise for National Assembly partners and UNDP in the areas of substantive activities that are being addressed by the project;
Top quality analysis and substantive inputs to project documents, reports, concept notes and other strategic documents, considering national and global trends on policies and development issues related to democratisation in transition countries, as well as international best practices of democratic governance assistance and parliamentary support;
Facilitation of policy dialogue on parliamentary issues with the National Assembly, Government, donors, civil society; contributions to development of policies as relevant;
Provision of policy options, particularly in the role of the parliament in poverty reduction, fight against corruption, achievement of the MDGs and gender equality among other relevant thematic areas;
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice through identification of best practices and lessons learned.
Provide advice to the UN's Joint Programme Group on Democratic Governance and Rule of Law - JPG Governance and RoL - and UNDP on a harmonised approach to Parliamentary Development in Vietnam as well as to NA partners on aid coordination mechanisms focusing on achievement of the following results:

Consistent UN/DP approach to capacity development of elected bodies ensuring synergies and coherence among projects;
Maintenance of NA donor network and coordination forum
Impact of Resutls:

The results should contribute to the long-term objective for a system of governance based on the key principles of accountability, transparency, participation and equity, and consistent with the rule of law and democracy; as well as the medium-term objective for enhanced capacities of the National Assembly and Provincial People's Councils to perform representative, legislative and oversight functions entrusted to them. Results should also increase UNDP's visibility in the various discussions about democratic governance reform in Vietnam.

Overall performance/impact of the Technical Specialist will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Provided high quality advice on capacity building needs and plans
High quality inputs into project progress reports and work plans, and review-comments of high quality and relevance
Project management advice (planning, monitoring, evaluation) of high quality and relevance
Appropriate international and national consultants mobilised and research-partnerships established by the project, and effectively coordinated and used in project implementation
Appropriate and high quality inputs to policy/programme development and implementation, and advocacy works at appropriate events/forums.
Provided effective communication, with appropriate styles in different situations
Policy and technical advice of high quality and relevance
Effective and active (knowledge, coordination relevant) networking
Competencies

Functional Competencies:
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Creates effective advocacy strategies
Contributes to the elaboration of advocacy strategies by identifying and prioritizing audiences and communication means
Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work
Building Strategic Partnerships
Sensitizes UN Partners, donors and other international organizations to the UN's strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts
Promotes One UN Communication agenda in inter-agency meetings
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Creating Visibility for UN/Supporting UN Capacity to Advocate
Develops promotional activities based on monitoring/evaluation information identifying areas requiring higher visibility
Develops messages for use by UN staff when working with partners, internationally and nationally
Reviews documents and materials intended for use within and outside the organization in order to ensure consistency and validity of messages
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UN Goals
Creates effective global advocacy messages/strategies
Contributes to the elaboration of a global advocacy strategy by identifying and prioritizing audiences and messages
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members to achieve better and more innovative outcomes
Client Orientation
Anticipates client needs
Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
Demonstrates understanding of client's perspective
Core Competencies:

Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
Building support and political acumen
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Building and promoting effective teams
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Leveraging conflict in the interests of UN & setting standards
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master's degree in law, political science, public administration, or related field
Experience:

Minimum 7 years of international practical working experience in coordination and facilitation of substantive parliamentary work and parliamentary development issues.
Sound technical knowledge in the field of parliamentary development including in legislation, representation and political/budgetary oversight, as well as a general knowledge of cross-cutting democratic governance issues.
Monitoring and evaluation certificate in project management (especially in technical assistance projects) is an asset.
Strong knowledge of gender analysis and practical experience of gender mainstreaming in the activities of elected bodies.
Experience in conducting trainings and coaching on gender budgeting processes for government agencies and/or legislatures.
Strong knowledge of and experience with externally-supported project planning and management skills.
Knowledge and experience from working with countries in transition. Previous work experience in Viet Nam is an asset.
Excellent knowledge of donor policies and funding modalities. Knowledge of UNDP programming practices is an asset.
Strong inter-personal skills; results driven, ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines. Ability to deal with politically sensitive and complex issues. Strong communication, networking and team-building skills
Language Requirements:

Excellent spoken, report writing and presentation skills in the English language. Knowledge of Vietnamese is an asset.
FC: 04000
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Job: Consultant, Project Manager for ABD Interventions on Roma Inclusion, UNDP, Romania

For more information, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37415

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?278543

Consultant: Project Manager for ABD Interventions on Roma Inclusion

Location :Bucharest, ROMANIA

Application Deadline :22-May-13

Type of Contract :Individual Contract

Post Level :International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract : estimated June, 2013 - February, 2014

Expected Duration of Assignment :approximately 170 working days

Background

Roma inclusion is both, a national and pan-European challenge and UNDP as international organization faces to be one of the key players of the Roma inclusion process in Europe. The dual layer organizational structure of UNDP combines the network of CO-s to implement country-specific projects, and the Bratislava Regional Centre to provide comprehensive and consistent conceptual framework and support. Being part of UN system makes UNDP and its work impartial and equally trusted by governments, international organizations and the Roma civil society too.

The substantive sources of UNDP are rooted in the strong record of sustainable and realistic approach to Roma inclusion. Namely:

The first UNDP Roma report, "Avoiding the Dependency Trap" drew attention to the need to address the systemic causes of Roma exclusion and go beyond plain human rights rhetoric.
The second Roma report promoted a results-focused approach to Roma inclusion pioneering in working on quantitative data and monitoring. The data collection done in 2004 made possible constructing baselines for the Decade of Roma Inclusion initiative.
UNDP has broad expertise in actual implementation of projects on the ground with wide range of partners at CO level. This network can be used in the future as knowledge and experience base and an implementation infrastructure of big-scale regional endeavors.

UNDP's conceptual approach is built around the idea of area-based development and human development context. It consistently defines the issue of Roma inclusion and the proposed solutions not in terms of ethnicity but rather in the context of multiple deprivations faced by different individuals and groups. Those deprivations correlate with group identity but are not primarily driven by that identity (this is why although the majority of Roma are vulnerable, not all Roma are vulnerable). The practical implications of this approach mean that Roma exclusion can be successfully addressed in territorial context, addressing all people living in the most disadvantaged regions. This will most often cover groups with a Roma majority.
UNDP is among the few international players that has the courage to present the challenge of Roma exclusion in its complexity and multidimensionality raising the issue of the complex web of interests involved. Roma exclusion is not just a matter of ignorant racist prejudice and human rights abuse; it's a complex combination of ignorant racist prejudice and objective outcomes of daily interactions between Roma and non-Roma that reinforce those prejudices and prepare the ground for human rights abuse.

UNDP BRC plans drafting a number of regional projects with individual country components testing practical interventions at community level, addressing various challenges of poverty reduction, social inclusion, and other areas of work through tangible projects implemented with partners at community level. They would also build on existing local-level networks that have been created on the Western Balkans, in the Cserehát project in Hungary and in various projects in Slovakia.

In 2013 UNDP initiated a regional project "Regional support facility for improving stakeholder capacity for progress on Roma inclusion" to provide national governments (central and local), civil society and other stakeholders with the operational support needed to build capacity for Roma inclusion in Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo (as per UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)), Montenegro, Serbia, Moldova, Turkey). UNDP sees this objective as critical in terms of these governments' EU membership preparations.
The initiative has three components: (a) Supporting national stakeholders in operationalizing the national Roma integration strategies, in order to strengthen their implementing infrastructure at central and local levels; (b) Supporting the establishment of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, including data collection for results-oriented progress monitoring; and (c) Facilitating the exchange of experience, mutual learning from successes and failures, and mainstreaming working approaches to Roma inclusion at local level.

"Area-Based Interventions for making the most of EU Fund for Sustainable Housing and Inclusion of disadvantaged Roma in pilot areas in Romania & across the border to Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey" project builds upon many years of UNDP expertise in the area of poverty reduction and Roma inclusion in the ECIS region, as well as Roma-targeted area-based-development projects at the local level in Cserehat, Hungary (2005-2010) and in Cluj, Romania (2012). The project relies also on the committed involvement on a national level through the UNDP offices in the 4 countries (Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Turkey). It is being implemented as part of the wider Regional Support Facility regional project.

The project aligns closely with MtM's mission to make the most of EU funds for Roma inclusion -- by holding as its prime objectives the forging and enhancement of processes and replicable models of social inclusion and desegregation through integrated local development and housing improvement, thus creating an opportunity for Roma communities in critical sites to absorb EU funds for inclusion.

Goals of the project:

The project's activities aim at:

Establishing local Social Inclusion Strategies and development initiatives that directly engage the participation of and benefit the most excluded Roma groups;
Fostering delivery of public services through facilitating partnership of local authorities with civil society partners;
Supporting municipal management in desegregation, inclusion and poverty reduction through strengthening of organizational capacity and technical expertise of local and regional development actor;
Increasing the absorption capacity of the development stakeholders of Roma inclusion;
Share in the vision of MtM of the critical importance of public reform and management for a more just and equal society.
Objectives

Ensure the sustainability of the overall "ABD for Inclusion" initiative and its results in Cluj and generate new strategic partnerships and projects in the wider Cluj Metropolitan area;
Multiply the "ABD for Inclusion" model in Braila and Galati cities and contribute to the establishment of necessary conditions to implementation of the model in Bucharest 2nd and 3rd districts and other interested cities in Romania;
Contribute to setting up of necessary conditions on national level to localizing the EU 2020 Roma Inclusion strategy in Romania;
Contribute to set up of conditions for the further scaling up of implementation of the EU Roma Strategy at the local level in Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkan region, especially in Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.
Duties and Responsibilities

Within the framework of this TOR the responsibilities of this position entails overall administration and successful completion of project activities, under supervision of the CTA of the project the PM is being expected to lead the local project teams in Cluj and Braila/Galati and work closely with the Partner Institutions, project's experts and local community to facilitate the process of implementation for sustainable development by performing, but not limited to, the following duties:


Manage in a transparent and efficient way the available technical, financial and human resources (Approximately 20 working days);
Keep records and file all documents related to planning and generation of projects and strategic concept notes (approximately 5 working days);
Coordinate the participatory process by linking and mediating between stakeholders (approximately 12 working days) by:
Facilitating the work of target group and actively involve them in the local development process;
Mobilize and coordinate the volunteers;
Oversee the local stakeholder and local community groups meetings of the project teams;
Prepare agenda and participation to regular coordination meetings with the local counterparts; produce narrative and financial reports to be submitted to the Steering Committee (approximately 8 working days)
Manage the logistical arrangements for trainings, workshops, study visit and other related travels (approximately 5 working days);
Maintain close working relationships with the two local Project Coordinators and assist them in their professional work, in logistics and administration (approximately 7 working days);
Plan and manage periodic evaluation and impact assessment of the project (approximately 5 working days);
Collect, analyze and share lessons learnt internally and externally and make suggestions to incorporate lessons learned in project monitoring and in policy dialogue (approximately 8 working days) ;
Assist communication expert in preparing inputs for the communication strategy (approximately 5 working days);
Assist and facilitate the data collection and study development of the experts and the CTA (approximately 8 working days);
Provide technical and administrative contribution in the formulation the socio-economic development scenarios based on local community requests and consultants analysis results (approximately 10 working days);
Ensure alignment of planned activities with the local stakeholders through close consultation on behalf of the Project with the authorities assigned to the project (approximately 20 working days);
Contribute to regional (CEE, SEE) networking for are-based Roma inclusion (approximately 5 working days);
Provide technical and administrative contribution to establishing working groups with project related communities to identify their real problems, needs and future ideas (approximately 5 working days);
Contribute to ensuring the target groups' participation and voice in decisions related to pilot actions and projects, as well as to the whole 'ABD for inclusion' process in Romania (approximately 5 working days);
Participate in clarifying and implementation of quick actions to meet urgent needs and build self-confidence in the target group (approximately 5 working days); Prepare work plans and reports in English language (approximately 10 working days);
Advocate the UNDP policy and ABD programming for inclusion on EU level and build partnership and cooperation with EU and other relevant stakeholders, and donors in the region (approximately 5 days):
Provide administrative contribution to management of any procurement under the project (maximum 5 days);
Any other activities and assistance which may reasonably be required (maximum 5 working days);
The implementation of the above mentioned duties will expect also travel within Romania (Cluj, Braila) in the amount of approximately 12 days (four 3-day trips).

Output and deliverables:

Installment No. 1 - Contribute to setting up all necessary Project Conditions, e.g. preparation of TORs of local project teams and experts, project budget and work plan, etc. - estimated June 2013;
Installment No. 2 - Contribute to administrative selection and contracting of project team members, and prepare related documentation - estimated July 2013;
Installment No. 3 - Establish and maintain linkages with local/national organization(s) and persons which/who can be of assistance to the objectives of the Programme - estimated August 2013;
Installment No. 4 - Prepare Project Quarterly Report, submit the Results of Activities in the first project implementation quarter - Estimated September 2013;
Installment No. 5 - Create an electronic database of all project related documents and project partners involved - estimated October 2013;
Installment No. 6 - Disseminate project reports and respond to queries from concerned stakeholders - estimated November 2013;
Installment No. 7 - Contribute to preparation of draft of knowledge products (draft handbook containing guidelines to local initiatives for tackling development challenges related to Roma exclusion and segregation) - estimated December 2013;
Installment No. 8 - Prepare of Project Quarterly Reporting, monitoring, submit the Results of Activities in Romania of the second project implementation quarter - estimated January 2013;
Installment No. 9 - Organize project related activities (meetings, advocacy workshops, consultations, trips, and other project related activities - estimated February 2013.
Competencies

Corporate competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Functional competencies:

Professional managerial, including administrative management and good communication skills;
Strong analytical and inter-personal skills, ability to mobilize, coordinate and work in a team;
Excellent expectation management and conflict mediation skills;
Good knowledge of national and local institutional setup and civil society of Romania (specifically Cluj, Bucharest, Braila and Galati);
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
Expectation management and good negotiation skills.
Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

At least MA diploma. University degree in a discipline related to the assignment will be considered as a plus.
Experience:

Prior knowledge and at least two years of working experience in the ABD for Inclusion in Romania is a must;
Minimum of three years of relevant, responsible managerial experience on sustainable/integrated local development;
Minimum two years experience on working with disadvantaged/Roma communities;
Minimum 3 years experience in a national and/or international working environment (five years will be considered as a plus), ability to work in inter-ethnic environment; UNDP experience is a plus;
Minimum 5 years management experience;
Networking experience;
Proficiency in using computer applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and e-mail), experience in handling of web based management and reporting system, good reporting and presentation skills.
Language skills:

Fluency in English and Romanian language required, including excellent writing skills.

Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' qualifications, interview and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 56 points:

Criteria A (Masters Degree or higher in economics, economics development, social science, international affairs or other related area.) - max points: 10;
Criteria B (Prior knowledge and at least two years of working experience in the ABD for Roma Inclusion in Romania) - max points: 20;
Criteria C (Minimum of three years of relevant, responsible managerial experience on sustainable/integrated local development ) - max points: 10;
Criteria D (Knowledge of and experience in Europe and CIS region)- max points: 10;
Criteria E (Minimum 3 years experience in a national and/or international working environment. UNDP experience is considered as a plus) - max points 6.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 24 points.


Application procedures
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online here. The application should contain:

Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application.
Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees; please upload the P11 instead of your CV.
Financial Proposal specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (number of anticipated working days, travel, per diems and any other possible costs). Please note, that costs related to missions (per diems, travel, etc.) should be included into the financial offer.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal.

Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.

Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://europeandcis.undp.org/home/jobs.

Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

Call for Applications: 2013 Global Studies, Peace and Leadership Summer Seminar (Japan//Cambodia//Thailand//Philippines)

Apply by MAY 27, scholarships available

Full details at: http://bit.ly/SS2013DETAILS

About the Summer Seminar:

Apply Now for the 2013 Hiroshima Jogakuin University (HJU) Global Studies, Peace and Leadership Summer Seminar (July 17-August 21)- a five week intensive, all English, international program for university students from across the world who are interested in creating social impact and change by exploring global issues, peace (and conflict), and cultivating their leadership skills.

About the Experience:

Participants experience virtual based classroom preparation before embarking on a journey through ASIA; comprised of a 1 week Peace Seminar in Hiroshima, Japan, followed by a 10-day service-learning fieldwork with partnering NGOs based in Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand. Everything culminates with a 2-day 'Wrap Up' and Next Steps Session.

About the Themes:

⇢ Globalization & Culture

⇢ Media Literacy & Training

⇢ Social Innovation & Enterprise Design

⇢ Fieldwork Specific: Human Rights; Gender; Inequality; Sustainability (etc)

⇢ Leadership & Self-Awareness

⇢ Peace & Conflict Analysis

Job: BTCA Coordinator, Peace Child International, Bangalore, India

BTCA Coordinator
6-months, Bangalore, India - from June 2013

Peace Child International in partnership with Peace Child India will be opening a new Be The Change Academy in Bangalore, India. This programme, originally piloted in Kenya, seeks out disadvantaged youth with the germ of a business idea, then trains and mentors them to start or grow a successful, sustainable business. The best of these proposals receive funding from the BTCA's inhouse Revolving Loan Fund(RLF). Many disadvantaged young people have ingenious business ideas and intuitive entrepreneurial instincts, but they lack the technical skills to translate them into viable business plans: the BTCA is designed to give them such skills.

PCI seeks a young person with an entrepreneurial background, business experience or training, competent IT skills and an enthusiasm for empowering young people to translate their dreams into practical business propositions. The successful applicant will receive a life-changing experience in Bangalore as the guest of Peace Child India. S/he will be provided with accommodation and a living allowance plus health insurance and visa costs. Training will be provided in-country on-arrival, with a pre-departure orientation at the PCI International Training Centre near Cambridge in the UK if possible. (If your flight is appreciably more expensive to be routed via London, then all training can be delivered on arrival.)

Responsibilities:
Work with local trainers to adapt the existing training manual to one appropriate for Bangalore.
Recruit trainees; run the workshops and execute the Certification process.
Secure involvement of local business persons for BTCA training, mentoring and RLF selection;
Develop and implement a monitoring and impact evaluation system, setting up reliable control groups, developing/adapting questionnaires, writing up reports for sponsors etc.
Make sure that deadlines are set and met for the different components of the project.
Develop / adapt / update the BTCA website, writing blogs and journals on the project.
Fund-raising: identify potential funding sources; write letters and proposals, make phone calls, do pitches with local staff and volunteers to secure new local funding for the BTCA;
Research and find out best practice from other local enterprise training and/or micro-credit enterprise creation organizations.

Qualifications:
Degree in business studies desirable.
Experience in writing business plans.
Business/entrepreneurial background.
Some teaching / facilitation experience.
Experience working with young people.
Flexible and adaptable (you will work closely with a local counterpart and may only be able to communicate with your trainees through an interpreter as some do not speak English.)
Experience of working in developing countries (desirable but not essential)
Some fund-raising experience
Competent IT skills.
Ability to learn from local people on the ground who have a wealth of experience in motivating and supporting young disadvantaged people.

More Information: https://yenmarketplace.org/What%E2%80%99s-working-Competition/be-change-academy-kenya">http://peacechild.org/projects/be-the-change-academy
https://yenmarketplace.org/What%E2%80%99s-working-Competition/be-change-academy-kenya

Deadline for applications: May 20th, 2013

Note: Applicants must be able to pay their way to Bangalore, via the UK, if possible. The BTCA will provide food and accommodation, health insurance and a small stipend.

Start date: July 2013

Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

How to apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position + your CV to vacancies(at)peacechild.org with "Volunteer BTCA Coordinator" in the subject line.

Václav Havel And His Legacy by Dr. Martin Palous

The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota presents lecture and seminar in its series of
"Shifting Landscape in Neglected Central Europe" on Saturday, May 18th via SKYPE from Prague in the community room of City Bella, 6600 Lyndale Ave So
at 10:00 - 12:00 Václav Havel And His Legacy by Dr. Martin PALOUŠ

It is not often that a small nation - or even a big power - gives to the world a person who touches people of the whole world and becomes a true legend. Václav Havel is one such person, and the country that gave him to the world, is the former Czechoslovakia, and now the Czech Republic. His achievements are many, ranging from opposition to communism to promotion of universal human rights.
There is no better person to speak about Havel's legacy than Dr. Martin Palouš, Havel's long time friend, his spokesperson and himself a global advocate of human rights. Palouš was among the first who signed the famous Charter 77 and helped create the Civic Forum after the demise of communism. After liberation he became member of the Czechoslovak Federal Parliament, and then moved to serve as the Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently he was called upon to became the Ambassador to the USA and then to the United Nations. Currently he is the Director of Václav Havel Presidential Library, inspired by the example American presidential libraries. Palouš is also a frequent lecturer and author, most recently Senior Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs at the University of South Florida.
In his speech he will analyze the phases of Havel's life (playwright, author, engaged citizen fighting for human rights in a communist dictatorship, leader of the "Velvet Revolution", Czechoslovak and the Czech President, global statesman, and finally "past president". Among other themes, Palouš will analyze critically Havel's contribution to that it means Czech identity in the light if it being also a global identity.

Call for Nominations: AAD Media Award 2013

AAD Media Award 2013

Title: The Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis on Foreign Affairs, given in honor of (and endowed by) the late Arthur Ross.

Criteria:

Open to American citizens whose work is located anywhere in the United States or on assignment abroad.
Honoring two individuals whose reporting and analysis on diplomacy and foreign affairs is making a singular contribution to public understanding of the critical role played by diplomacy in the furtherance of America's foreign policy interests.
The recipients will be in two categories: a) a reporter (print or electronic); and b) a columnist, editorial writer, or commentator (print or electronic) - in both cases whose work represents a singular contribution to public understanding.
Nominations:

Nominations must include the nominator's title, location, and a narrative of no more than 500 words justifying his or her nominee.
Nominations would be welcome and encouraged from any member of the Academy, especially from those living outside the Washington metropolitan area.
Deadline: Nominations will close COB June 28, 2013 (Please email them to robert(at)hunters21.com; receipt will be acknowledged).

Timing: Assuming appropriate recipients are agreed upon, the ninth awards in the series will be presented at the Academy's 2013 awards luncheon at the State Department in November. As in 2012, there will be two awards, each with a cash stipend of $5,000. One will go to a "day-to-day" journalist. The other will go to an editorial writer, columnist, or commentator. Either/both can be either "print" or "electronic."

Selection: Nominations will be reviewed and recommendations made by the AAD Media Award committee; i.e. Robert Hunter (chair), Bob Berger, Chas Freeman, Kenton Keith, Sam Lewis, Dan Simpson, and Bill Vanden Heuvel. As AAD President, Ronald Neumann also serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member.

The names of the recommended awardee(s) will be put to the AAD executive committee, with a final decision by the Board.

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