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The Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowships- now accepting applications

The Humboldt Foundation has opened applications for the 2014-15 cohort of its German Chancellor Fellowships for prospective leaders. Applications are due September 15th for the year beginning August 2014 (a 2-month intensive language program precedes the year-long fellowship in Germany). Fellows will "network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times", and "conduct independent projects at their host institutions."

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's less than twelve years prior to the start of the fellowship. Existing Germany fluency is not required.

Details are available at: www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a non-profit foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany designed to promote international cooperation in research. It enables researchers from other countries to conduct research stays in Germany, and assists them in maintaining the resulting academic and cultural ties. However, we also offer a number of programmes aimed at other target groups. Each year, the German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders gives up to 50 highly talented young professionals from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to spend a year in Germany and implement a project of their choice in cooperation with German hosts. German Chancellor Fellows come from a wide range of fields such as politics, business, media, public administration, society or culture, and choose a corresponding host organisation for their stay in Germany. We are particularly pleased that we have this year been able to expand the programme to two important growth countries, Brazil and India.

The fellowship is aimed at future decision-makers and thought leaders who hold an academic degree; they are expected to network with other international prospective leaders in Germany and return to their home countries as intermediaries between cultures. The fellowship programme is under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The deadline for applications is 15 September.

U.S. Department of State 2014 Spring Student Internship Program

U.S. Department of State 2014 Spring Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Click here (https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344319200) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2013.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in - and with - Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America's diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:

Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America's foreign policy; and
Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Fall 2013 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America's foreign policy initiatives. You'll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Spring 2014 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2013.

Job: Self Help International, Executive Director

Self Help International is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Executive Director. This individual must be committed to the alleviation of poverty and hunger and the goal of rural development.

About Self Help International
Mission:
Self Help International is dedicated to alleviating hunger by helping people help themselves.
Operational Philosophy:
Alleviating hunger is addressed by assisting the rural poor, small scale farmers and related enterprises in developing countries to become self-reliant in meeting the needs of families and communities through training, education, leadership development, and other forms of assistance.
As an organization, SHI maintains capacity and focus in meeting human needs related to agricultural advancement, microcredit, nutrition and health, clean water, collaborative relationships and broadening awareness of global food insecurity issues. Programs selected and funded must remain within the capacity of the organization to provide adequate oversight and by definition be developmental in nature. Though in the short term startup funds may be necessary, the goal of long-term sustainability is a requirement. Individual and community involvement is essential with an emphasis on a gradual transition to self-reliance.
Overview: The Executive Director serves as team leader of the organization and link with the Board of Directors. He/she sets the mission of the organization in line with its vision, and is responsible for initiating and facilitating programs that carry the mission forward. The Executive Director defines and maintains productive patterns of decision making for the organization, oversees the development of systems and structures needed for Self-Help program centers, and is accountable for the wise use of all resources.

Executive Director Job Description
A Full Time Position
Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree required with cross-cultural work experience strongly preferred
• Passionate commitment to mission and service in the alleviation of poverty and hunger
• Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals
• Demonstrated ability to communicate well, including good writing, interpersonal and public speaking skills that will translate into grant writing and public speaking opportunities
• Experience with and understanding of the work of governmental and non-governmental organizations in international development
• Ability to build collaborative relationships, both inside and outside Self Help International including but not limited to churches, businesses, community organizations and individuals
• Ability to inform constituencies of the work and needs of the SHI programs to ultimately increase and strengthen financial support
• Ability to develop systems and structures that serve the needs of the organization as well as to develop and manage a variety of human resources
• Demonstrated ability to practice sound financial management
• Fluency in Spanish highly desirable


Reports to: Board President and Board of Directors
Duties: Shall include but are not limited to the following:
• Represents Self-Help as its chief executive officer (CEO) in all dealings with other organizations, individuals and the general public. Articulates the SHI mission and operational philosophy established by the Board
• Works with the Board and its committees to develop annual program and income generation plans with goals and indicators, and the annual budget
• Provides an annual evaluation of the program plan, budget and income generation plan.
• Provides regular reports to the board based upon the preset goals developed for the program plan, income generation plan, and budget.
• Initiates, facilitates and oversees strategic planning for the organization
• Develops and maintains adequate financial resources to initiate and support program efforts
• Supervises all Self Help domestic staff, country directors and volunteers. Facilitates team work development and training. Delegates job functions to staff members such that the program, income generation and budgetary plan goals will be achieved.
• Develops and maintains collaborative relationships, communications, systems and structures within and among the program centers
• Works closely with Board officers to develop Board recruiting and training processes
• Hires, evaluates and terminates domestic and international employees in accordance with SHI employment policies
• Maintains relationships and support for Student Internships in SHI Waverly

Travel: Domestic and overseas travel to Ghana and Nicaragua required

Salary: Competitive with similar positions

Primary Work Location: The home office of Self Help International is in Waverly Iowa. The successful candidate may employ a combination of telecommuting and travel to the home office as necessary to meet the administrative needs of the organization.

Starting Date: January 1, 2014

For more information: View the Self Help International website or contact Maria Maixner (memaixner(at)gmail.com)
To Apply: Submit the following to Maria Maixner(memaixner(at)gmail.com)

• Letter of application
• Current Resume
• Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2013 until the position is filled

Job: Head of OECD Washington Centre

The OECD is recruiting the Head of the OECD Washington Centre, located in the OECD offices in Washington DC. As the OECD's key representative in Washington, he/she will manage activities of the Centre in Washington, while reaching out to the United States and Canada.

The selected person will have a strategic approach to stakeholder engagement and media relations across the United States and North America, as well as exceptional leadership, management, communications, public diplomacy and analytical skills. S/he will have an excellent understanding of policy issues and implementation in different contexts. The Head of OECD Washington Centre will report to the Director of the Public Affairs and Communications Directorate (PAC) in Paris and will liaise closely with the Office of the Secretary-General.

Main Responsibilities

The Head of OECD Washington Centre will contribute to:

*Develop and implement public diplomacy and media strategies to promote the OECD, ensuring the highest impact of OECD work in the United States and North America
*Provide strategic advice to OECD colleagues on the current issues of interest for the US government
*Represent and actively promote the OECD to key stakeholders and interact at all levels with governmental, parliament and civil society organisations, think tanks, business, labour communities and academia
*Facilitate the preparation of high-level visits and missions to Washington and the US
*Ensure the overall day-to-day management of the Centre.

Desired Skills & Experience
*An advanced university degree, preferably in Economics, Communications or Public Policy.
*At least ten years' experience in national and international communications affairs or public policy issues, public diplomacy and public affairs.
*A good, broad knowledge of the OECD's substantive work, and a strategic sense of the role of the OECD in the overall framework of international co-operation and domestic policy formulation.
*The capacity to identify opportunities that will increase the visibility of the Organisation.
*Knowledge of public and private institutional arrangements in North America


*Closing date for applications 31-05-2013
*Please indicate reference "LinkedIn" in your letter of motivation

Company Description
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:
* Support sustainable economic growth
* Boost employment
* Raise living standards
* Maintain financial stability
* Assist other countries' economic development
* Contribute to growth in world trade

The Organisation provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies.

OECD-OCDE Additional Information
Posted:May 17, 2013
Type:Full-time
Experience:Director
Functions:Management
Industries:International Affairs
Compensation:Excellent Salary and Benefits
Employer Job ID:08655
Job ID:5560509

More info via linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=5560509&goback=%2Enmp_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=rj_nus

Job: Consultant: Diaspora Investment and Development, UNDP, New York


UNDP is the global development network of the United Nations, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges and assisting them to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UNDP conceives of development as a process of enlarging people's choices to realize their potential and enjoy the freedom to lead lives they value. Migration, both within and beyond borders, can expand people's choices and have a positive impact on human development, through such avenues as increased household income and improved access to education and health services. There is further evidence that migration can empower traditionally disadvantaged groups, in particular women. At the same time, where migration happens under conditions of insecurity and is poorly governed, it can lead to negative human development outcomes. And, those who would potentially have the most to gain from migration - the poor and unskilled - also face the greatest obstacles when it comes to accessing opportunities for regular and safe migration.
National and local policies play a critical role in enabling better human development outcomes for both those who choose to move in order to improve their circumstances, and those forced to relocate due to conflict, environmental degradation, or other reasons. Increasingly, countries are adopting policies designed to maintain ties with migrants and communities abroad and to harness the benefits of migration for local and national development. Indeed, many migrants, and those who have permanently settled abroad, remain connected to their country of origin and contribute to economic activity through transfers of money and ideas; demand for home country goods; diaspora tourism; and investments in productive activities.

Through the global TOKTEN (Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate Nationals) programme, administered by UNV, as well as country-specific programmes, UNDP has helped a number of countries tap into diaspora expertise and build partnerships with diaspora communities and networks with a view to supporting capacity development, post-conflict reconstruction and other development priorities. Through the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, UNDP and partners supported small scale, transnational diaspora and civil society projects in 16 countries. UNDP's global pilot project on 'Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies', implemented jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other members of the Global Migration Group (GMG), helps governments to better integrate migration and diaspora policies with their development priorities and planning.
As part of these diverse engagements in the migration and development field UNDP, in collaboration with partners, is seeking to commission a report on diaspora investments. The aim of the report is to track and quantify the contribution of diaspora investments to key economic and social outcomes in selected countries. The report will serve as an input to the various international forums, as well as feeding into the discussions on migration and the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda.

For more information, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37819


This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Development Officer (Juba, South Sudan)

With a population of 8.2 million, 72% of which are below the age of 30. South Sudan's prolonged conflict has left children and youth highly fragmented. Inter-communal conflicts are prevalent and often led by youth whose opportunities have been deprived by decades of conflict. The effects have been detrimental to peace and stability. The proliferation of small arms, particularly among young ex-militia with few attractive alternatives, transforms cattle-raiding practices into violent conflict.

Committed to promoting reconciliation and dialogue among diverse groups of youth, the PeaceEarth Foundation (founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Forest Whitaker) and UNESCO Juba are developing youth's capacities needed for reconciliation and peace-building in South Sudan. The PeaceEarth Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to global and community peace-building and citizen empowerment in conflict zones worldwide, especially towards youth experiencing the aftermath of violence, war and trauma. Operating in areas marked by destructive conflicts, PeaceEarth designs and implements strategies to promote non-violent conflict resolution and to change the systematic patterns shaped and impacted by conflict.

In developing youth's capacities in peace-building, PeaceEarth, together with UNESCO Juba are working on (1) the formation of a youth network, (2) capacity development workshops and long-term support, (3) the establishment of a Youth Leadership Forum which will engage youth in policy dialogue relevant to their own lives. Youth from South Sudan's 10 States will receive training in conflict resolution, leadership, peace and community building including mediation, as well as ICT and social media skills followed by longer-term mentoring and skills development in order to promote attractive alternative opportunities. The project will aim to draw on national pride and consolidate inter-tribal relations by bringing together youth from diverse educational, economic, religious, geographical and tribal backgrounds. The network will be inclusive of disabled youth and will ensure a gender balance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall authority and direct supervision of the Founder and Chairman of PeaceEarth Foundation and the Country Coordinator, the incumbent will lead economic and community development in South Sudan, and provide operational advice and decision-making support at PeaceEarth's field office in Juba.

Lead the economic development initiatives, including but not limited to poverty reduction, micro-finance, community-building, and youth development initiatives throughout South Sudan.
Liaise with community leaders, governmental officials, youths, UNESCO representatives, and external partners to implement PeaceEarth's economic development goals and initiatives.
Provide support to the Country Coordinator in South Sudan, and monitor activities of Assistant Program Specialists.
Supervise the establishment and maintenance of computer centers in the State Capitals of South Sudan.
Provide support in curriculum development, and assist in educational workshops for youths (online and in person).
Identify gender disparities and design interventions for solving these disparities.
Conduct data analysis and prepare project work plans, budgets, and regular reports to PeaceEarth Headquarters.
Develop evaluations to capture important data regarding the impacts of these economic development projects, as well as broader programs, on a range of social and economic outcomes.
Carry out any additional activities that may be assigned by the Founder of PeaceEarth.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Advanced University degree in a relevant field
5-7 years of relevant professional experience
Demonstrable experience in post-conflict environments, programme development, implementation and evaluation
Experience working with disadvantaged youth and displaced populations affected by conflict
Proven track record of promoting community development, specifically with youth.
Experience monitoring the impacts of microloans in conjunction with community-based groups
Experience in developing trainings and workshops with youth and/or community groups affected by conflict
Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines
Experience working with a wide range of partners
Professional proficiency in English and ability to draft and produce reports
Good level of computer literacy

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to: info(at)peaceearth.org on Wednesday 15 June. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Program Advisor, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, UN Women, New York


Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?279036

UN WOMEN: PROGRAMME ADVISOR, LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN REGION

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Programme Division (PD) sets the standards, assures the quality of program design, and provides guidance to country level program work of UN Women, as well as supports the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. It supports the effective use of Results Based Management and reporting across the organization. It also manages global Trust Funds and provides technical capacity to countries on request, including humanitarian response capacity

The Programme Team makes possible the oversight function of the Programme Directorate for UN Women's programmes and activities in the field. It supports corporate planning and the oversight of planning processes. It leads UN Women's corporate analysis of developments and trends at the country and regional level, ensuring UN Women's senior management receives timely advice and recommendations. It supports UN Women's field based presences, specifically Regional Offices (RO) including on operational matters, and connects them appropriately to other parts of HQ as required. The Programme Team's members represent UN Women in interagency fora, and provide support to UN Women normative work in intergovernmental processes, as well as contributing to resource mobilization and partnership building more broadly at HQ level.

Under the overall leadership and direction of the Director of Programme Division, and day-to-day supervision of the Deputy Director, the Programme Advisor, supports the Division in all aspects of field based programmes in the Latin America and Caribbean region. He/she supports the Programme Director's overall oversight function to ensure high quality programme design and implementation within the Latin America and Caribbean Region. S/he promotes adherence to UN Women Strategic Plans (SP) and commitments on gender equality and women's human rights in UN Women programs and projects. At HQ s/he acts as liaison for UN Women's RO for Latin America and Caribbean in Panama and represents and reflects the region's perspectives and concerns in interagency and intergovernmental fora and discussions at the HQ level, as well as in UN Women's internal processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

Proactively provides substantive advice to the PD Directorate on strategic program planning and development in consultation with the Latin America and Caribbean RO.
Provide targeted technical and operational guidance, on program design and program implementation within the region, to PD Directorate, RO and Multi-Country Office (MCO)/Country Office (CO).
Support to Director of Programme with timely analysis on overall portfolio implementation in the region, highlighting critical development trends and their possible impact on programming.
Substantive support and advice to UN Women's RO and MCO/CO on UN inter-agency coordination, UNDAF/CCPD development and joint programming as well as normative processes as required.
Active engagement in following up on partnerships and resource mobilization on behalf of the region.
Knowledge management and key advocate of capacity building of UN Women program staff and external partners within the region. Helps ensure relevance and effectiveness of such capacity building initiatives
Description of Key Functions:

Proactively provides substantive advice to the PD Directorate on strategic program planning and development, particularly as it relates to Latin America and Caribbean Region.

Provide the Director with advice on programming direction and options for the region based on a broad and deep knowledge of global, regional and national social development trends, priorities, challenges and emerging issues.
Review program proposals/recommendations from RO and MCOs/COs in the region as required.
Provide substantive expert advice to the Directorate on program strategies for inclusion in the UN Women Strategic Plan (SP).
Provide proactive impactful substantive and operational support during all stages of the UN Women strategic planning, formulation and implementation processes related to the region.
Lead and/or participate in UN Women strategic program/policy discussion to provide advice and substantive input on program issues relevant to the region in close coordination with the RO.
Contribute significantly to the PD's strategic discussion in establishing work plans and priorities. Develop individual work plan, ensuring harmonization and linkages of priorities and approaches with the divisional work plan
Targeted appropriate technical and operational guidance, on Country and or Regional Program design and implementation to the PD Directorate, RO and MCOs/COs .

Lead the provision of technical support to the RO and MCOs/COs during the formulation, approval and implementation of programming within the region to ensure the formulation of relevant, high quality, results-based and rights-based regional and country programs.
Ensure the HQ in-depth evaluation/review and approval of UN Women Regional and Country Programs from the region.
Promote the timely submission of Country Program documents and materials by actively facilitating communication between HQ offices and RO and MCOs/COs, and work to ensure that they are in accordance with UN Women strategies, policies and guidelines.
Ensure appropriateness of format and content of documents submitted to the Executive Board by facilitating liaison between RO and/or MCO/CO and Executive Board.
Prepare high quality briefing materials for the Executive Director and Senior Management including for missions and participation in meetings and international events based on reports and materials submitted from regional and country offices. Review briefing materials submitted from regional and country offices for the use of the Executive Director and PD Director and ensure quality. Develop recommendations for UN Women input in regional meetings and events on gender and women's human rights issues.
Develop and maintain an up to date overview of regional and country office program status, and of program management issues, and under the general guidance and/or request of the Directorate, ensure timely intervention and action, when and where necessary, in liaison with the Regional Director. Undertake travel on significant trouble shooting missions as required providing technical advice, support and collaboration on programming and related issues of significant importance within the region.
Support to Director of Programmes with timely analysis on overall portfolio implementation in the region, highlighting critical developments and their impact on programming.

As per corporate annual requirements, guide the reporting and review of the regional and country programmes to assess impact and alignment with development goals and results-based performance indicators.
Liaise with RO and MCOs/COs to agree on the support they require to advance achievement of objectives.
Advice Programme Directorate on lessons learned and best practices within Latin America and Caribbean regional and country offices' progrmames. Based on lessons learned within the region and corporately, help guide programme improvements and future strategic development planning.
Review and evaluate proposals for programs and operations that are above the regional approval threshold and submit recommendations for approval in PD.
Facilitate the flow of information from the field to ensure corporate direction and policy responds to the needs and opportunities in the Latin America and Caribbean Region.
Substantive support and advice to UN Women's RO and MCO/CO on UN inter-agency coordination, UNDAF/CCPD development and joint programming as well as normative processes as required.

Liaise with and/or represent RO and MCOs/COs in HQ based inter-agency task forces, committees and initiatives to ensure that UN Women's priorities are taken into account in development planning and formulation.
Support the coordination function of RO and MCO/COs in enhancing gender equality within Regional UNDG and UNCT.
Provide and share lessons learned on UN reform and delivering as One UN approach.
Represent the RO and MCOs/COs in interaction with HQ-based normative and Inter-governmental processes to coordinate and advocate regional gender issues and women's human rights for agenda and policy setting. This includes, but is not limited to liaising with Member States; support to UN General Assembly preparation; work around the Commission on the Status of Women as required; and regular and timely support to UN Women's Executive Board.
Support and advocate for UN Women positions in Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) , Inter-Agency Country Task Force (ITFS), HQ-based inter-agency coordination and crisis mechanisms as they relate to Latin America and Caribbean .
Active engagement in following up on partnerships and resource mobilization on behalf of the region.
In liaison with the field, develop, build, and nurture strategic partnerships with Member States, NGOs, academia, media and private sector to advocate and to promote UN Women mandate, initiatives and commitments to raise awareness and stimulate action to advance women's human rights.
Establish and continually enhance sustainable partnerships with UN system agencies at HQ in order to collaborate on joint projects and on interagency efforts to promote/advocate UN Women interests and commitments on gender equality and women's empowerment and to maximize results and achievements.
Represent UN Women as delegated/appropriate in international development fora and to engage partners and other allies to encourage greater commitment and collaboration in advancing gender issues.
Actively contribute to resource mobilization efforts in PD and/or on behalf of the regional and country offices through liaison, networking, and relationship building with donor agencies.
Support fundraising activities/events in collaboration with the Partnership Division.
Knowledge management and key advocate of capacity building of UN women program staff and external partners within the region. Helps ensure relevance and effectiveness of such capacity building initiatives.

Proactively collaborate with UN Women Divisions, departments and relevant units to identity and share best program and management practices.
Oversee and ensure the collecting and sharing of lessons learned on gender equality and women's empowerment to build knowledge and capacity of partners and stakeholders.
Contribute to and promote the design and implementation of capacity building training activities with the RO and MCOs/COs to enhance skills and knowledge in Results Based Management, Results based budgeting and systematic quality assurance.
Actively participate in the development and maintenance of global and regional program knowledge networks and practices, and in the development of knowledge products.
Provide useful advice on the design of materials for advocacy and policy dialogue to maximize impact and outreach.
Liaise and facilitate the flow of information with/to the Partnership Division on corporate partnerships/resource mobilization related issues from the respective regions/countries so that corporate partnership strategies respond appropriately to the field's demands and needs .
Impact of Results:
The key results of this post directly impact on the ability of UN Women to effectively lead, manage, monitor and oversee UN Women's programs and related operations in the region. This impact should lead to enhancing the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women's rights and empowerment within the region.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct
Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity
Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and promote ethics and integrity by creating organizational precedents
Organizational Awareness: Build support for the organization and ensure political acumen.
Development and Innovation: Support staff competence development, and contribute to an environment of creativity and innovation.
Work in Teams: Build and promote effective teams. Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, ethnically diverse environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communication and Information Sharing: Create and promote an environment for open and effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Share knowledge across the organization and build a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Ensure fair and transparent decision making processes and manage risk.
Functional Competencies:
Demonstrated high level theoretical, analytical and technical skills in the visioning, planning, implementation and evaluation of development programs, particularly in areas pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women's rights.
Demonstrated political acumen, judgment, technical knowledge, and interpersonal skills in representing the organization effectively in national and international fora to advocate and to promote organizational priorities, initiatives and a better understanding of the organizational strategic agenda.
Proven ability to lead a substantive program area and to drive persistently for results.
Proven ability to establish, maintain, and enhance broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners in order to build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies.
Ability and courage to go beyond established procedures and practices, and to introduce new approaches and strategic innovations.
Very good knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches.
Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree in development related disciplines, economics,public policy, or other social science fields. Specialist qualifications in gender studies or related field desirable.
Experience:
Minimum 10 years of extensive development experience that combines intellectual, strategic and managerial leadership of development programs, some of which could be in the area of gender equality and women's rights at the international level. Some experience in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs highly desirable.
Experience related to development and/or gender issues in renowned institutions/ academia an advantage.
Language:
Written and oral proficiency in English and Spanish is required.
Note:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37671">http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment

For more information, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37671


This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Internship: Intercultural Student Experiences, Deadline June 7

Position Description: Program Intern
Dates: August 14 - December 21, 2013
Application deadline: June 7, 2013

The main duties of this position are to support the programming offered by Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE). The ISE mission is to inspire and educate students of the world through experiential learning across cultures. Programs include cultural immersion abroad and U.S. hosting. The work of ISE is coordinated through the home office located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interns work in conjunction with program staff, principally in the ISE office.
Responsibilities - The specific responsibility of the intern will vary but may include:
• Develop and write supplemental program materials
• Recruit bloggers and manage ISE's participant blog letsembark.org
• Video or other digital media projects
• Coordinate participant contests
• Provide program development and/or outreach support
• Update or create presentations in Power Point or Prezi
• Research and compile resources
• Compile program demographic information
• Participant or potential participant follow up via evaluation or surveys
• Administrative projects and other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
• Demonstrated interest in cross-cultural exchange and/or previous international travel or study abroad experience
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
• Experience with Microsoft Office, WordPress, Power Point or Prezi, databases, and social media
• Previous editing experience or writing background preferred
• Ability to communicate well (both verbally and written) with people from all backgrounds
• Dependable, on time and able to follow-through with commitments
• Ability to speak another language, such as: Spanish, German, French, Mandarin Chinese is preferred but not required

Hours and Length of Service: Intern hours are flexible and will be arranged in coordination with the relevant program staff. Intern must be willing to offer a minimum of four months of service or 200 hours.

Supervision: Intern's responsibilities and work arrangements will be coordinated with and supervised by ISE staff as individuals or teams.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume. Please e-mail your application to internships(at)gcn-ise.org with "ISE internship" in the subject line. Only applications received electronically will be reviewed. No calls please. Deadline: June 7, 2013. Thank you for your interest.

Update: HHH Alum Erica Duin McDougall

Erica Duin McDougall is currently a Program Specialist at Land O'Lakes International Development. In this capacity, she supports numerous USAID- and USDA-funded enterprise and agriculture cooperative agreements across Africa and Asia. Erica provides coordination, implementation and management support to Land O'Lakes projects worldwide and works to ensure compliance with donor funded agreements. Prior to her work as an international development professional, Erica worked at the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis providing support to energy and environment initiatives.

A new group of international leaders complete the Humphrey Fellowship Program

The 2012-2013 Humphrey Fellows successfully completed their leadership, cultural exchange, and professional development program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Fourteen global leaders from Africa, South America, South Asia and Euro Asia will soon finish their residency in Minnesota and the United States. They will return to their countries with an array of new experiences, connections, and new projects that they will either undertake or implement.

In May, Dr. Sherry Gray and Rosa Tock, IFP staff, shared with Fellows very exciting moments during the Year End Retreat that took place in Maryland. The retreat focused on handling post-fellowship challenges, reverse culture shock, and case studies discussions. It was also a time for them and their colleagues around the other 17 campus around the U.S. to reflect on their fellowship year. The retreat ended with very inspiring farewell remarks and thoughts.
We wish them all the best as they resettle in their home and work, and revisit with family and friends. We hope to continue a long-lasting relationship with each one of them.

Volunteers needed for humanitarian crisis simulation June 1 & 2

> Dear Friends, Colleagues and Community Folks,
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> Please consider joining us as a volunteer and help us spread the word!!! NO MEDICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
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> We are looking for volunteers assist in conducting a unique humanitarian crisis exercise. This large scale exercise will simulate a country border instability and acute refugee crisis. It is educational, fun and interactive.
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> Types of roles.
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> 1. Support with logistics
> 2. Persons willing to be model patients (e.g. be an ill patient)
> 3. Or, be a refugee. Work on a team that occupies a specific refugee camp
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> There will also be a Red Cross Blood Mobile for those interested in donating blood.
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> We are looking for volunteers for Saturday and/or Sunday (June 1-2). The full exercise begins on Friday at 2 pm with didactics to the class/teams that include core topics on responding to humanitarian disasters from experts. Volunteers are welcome to attend these sessions on Friday afternoon and stay the evening. Most participants who want to participate in more than one day will stay overnight (camp--it is held in Cannon Falls at the Boy Scout Camp.
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> If you are interested or want more information please contact Debbie Luedtke at: luedt047(at)umn.edu OR sign yourself up at:
> https://www.tickets.umn.edu/UMATO/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=C9A3D01B-5E94-42F8-A473-BFF212D4B577.
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> To see coverage on the last exercise see: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mmf/news/bulletin/2011/humanitarian-aid-101.html
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> Thank you for any support!!!

Incoming MURP Student Working in Rwanda this Summer

Incoming MURP student. Spencer Peck, has just completed his second year in the Law School and will be starting the MURP program this fall, working toward a dual JD/MURP. I spoke with him last week and he shared information about an exciting project that he'll be working on this summer in Rwanda. He'll be working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN on the project described here:

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The overall goal of the Kagera "Transboundary Agroecosystms Management Project" is to encourage the adoption of integrated ecosystem approaches for managing land resources in the Kagera Basin. As a Project Technical Assistant I will help with several aspects of the project including: restoration of degraded lands, carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation, agro-biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and improved agricultural production. These methods will each contribute to food security and improved rural livelihoods. I will spend a large portion of time working in the field, presumably directly with farmers, to help them adopt improved land use systems and resource management practices. This work will be done with stakeholders at all levels through participatory and "inter-sectoral" approaches. Ultimately, the project promotes the adoption of a "participatory watershed management approach" (both macro- and micro-watershed levels) in promoting sustainable land and agro-ecosystems management. The stakeholders include national and local governmental authorities, NGOs, civil society organizations, and farmers.

United Nations Virtual Career Fair May 29

The United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children's Fund and United Nations Population Fund are piloting a Virtual Careers Fair on 29 May 2013. For a 24 hour period beginning on 29 May at 8am Bangkok time, until 8pm New York time you will be able to chat and pose questions to UN staff in these organizations about different careers opportunities in the UN Common System.

To participate please log on to http://careerfair.un.org on 29 May 2013. Please note that no CVs or applications will be accepted as the Fair is for information purposes.
You will also be able to watch videos describing the participating organizations as well as the application process, competitive examinations and competency-based interviews.

Job: EU Advocacy Lead of The Financial Transparency Coalition

Do you care about stamping out corruption, money laundering and tax dodging? The Financial Transparency Coalition (formerly the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development) is looking for a dynamic individual, with a proven track record of achieving policy change, and 'intelligence' of the EU/Brussels environment and structure. This is an exciting opportunity to lead EU advocacy on an influential advocacy campaign to curb illicit financial flows. Further information about the Coalition can be found at www.financialtaskforce.org

The next 18 months present important opportunities to influence EU legislation: The EU is now in a process to update its anti-money laundering directive, including by taking steps to increase transparency over the ownership of companies. Moreover the European Commission has launched an action plan to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance. There is also movement on the long stalled revision to the savings tax directive, which provides an opportunity to push for further steps automatic exchange of information.

This position involves leading the Coalition's advocacy towards the EU. The successful candidate will lead an advocacy campaign towards the European Union's review of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (75%), and the Coalition's advocacy towards the EU on other Coalition related areas (25%)

Key responsibilities:

Carry out advocacy towards the EU institutions to influence the Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Develop and maintain relationships with key European Commission staff, Cabinet members, Members of the European Parliament and Permanent Representative offices, NGOs, journalists and other private sector stakeholders relevant to the success of the campaign
Coordinate a NGO coalition working to influence the Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Revise and lead the implementation of the coalition's advocacy strategy
Energise and coordinate strategic thinking on automatic information exchange (AIE),
Develop an AIE action plan, including identifying realistic targets and key 'actors' to help drive the work forward
Prepare advocacy notes and frequent updates for coalition members
Write compelling advocacy materials for lobbying and the media
Be prepared to travel on short notice, if necessary
Other activities that are required to fulfil the role
Required qualifications/experience

Excellent understanding of the EU co-legislative processes
Advocacy experience within the EU
Ability to help non-governmental organisations work together to achieve common aims
Strong English written and verbal communications skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to understand and articulate the Coalition's issues
Ability to work independently and on own initiative
Desirable experience:

Knowledge of one or more EU languages other than English
A background in anti-money laundering, anti-tax evasion or anti-corruption efforts
Competence in an advocacy role with institutions at a high level
Office and reporting: The advocacy lead will be hosted by the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) in Brussels, and work closely with a policy team of Coalition members in Europe and the Coalition Manager in Washington DC.

Contract details: 18 months full-time contract with a possibility of extension, depending on performance and funding. There is a probation period of 3 months. Gross yearly salary of € 46,145 -€ 48,025, depending on experience. In addition there is a package of benefits including daily meal vouchers, hospitalisation insurance, travel insurance and contribution to pension plan.

Application instructions:

Please carefully read the key responsibilities and requirements, and the instructions below. We have designed these instructions to reduce the administrative burden on our teams so we can devote more time to our vital work. Therefore, we regret that we will ONLY accept applications that respect these instructions and will exclude applicants who submit general cover letters.

Send your CV (two pages maximum) with a cover letter of 2 pages or less in English. This cover letter should:

be properly formatted, clearly and concisely written, and set out why you match the above job description.
describe a concrete experience you had of designing and implementing an advocacy strategy to influence an EU process, preferably a co-legislative process. Please make sure you set out the steps or phases you went through, and how you tried to ensure a successful outcome.
Send your cover letter and CV:

a) By e-mail only to apply@financialtaskforce.org Please format the subject line as "job application advocacy lead".

b) Please give the two files the following names: Surname_CV and Surname_Cover [so if Peter Bloggs applied for a job we would expect files with the following names: Bloggs_CV and Bloggs_Cover]

Application deadline: 9 June before midnight Brussels time.

We will not be able to reply to all candidates. If you have not heard from us by 24 June, this means your application has been unsuccessful.

About the Financial Transparency Coalition:

The Coalition is a consortium of research and advocacy organisations and governments, Coalition members work together to implement the following five measures that would benefit the poor in developing nations and stabilise financial institutions in developed nations:

Curtailment of mispricing in trade imports and exports;
Country-by-country accounting of sales, profits, and taxes paid by multinational corporations;
Confirmation of beneficial ownership in all banking and securities accounts;
Automatic cross-border exchange of tax information on personal and business accounts;
Harmonization of predicate offenses under anti-money laundering laws across all Financial Action Task Force cooperating countries.
Six non-profit organisations are represented in the Coordinating Committee (CoCom) of the Coalition: Christian Aid, Eurodad, Global Financial Integrity/Center for International Policy, Global Witness, Tax Justice Network and Transparency International.

Job: Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region with the Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA)

The Nature Conservancy
Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region
External Affairs/Government Relations

Arlington, Virginia

http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/

 Master's degree in political science, public policy, environmental policy or related field and minimum 5 years' experience.
 Experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.
 Successful track record presenting to and communicating with government officials, corporate executives, board
members and others.
 Experience working with partners and government agencies and influencing decision makers.
 Excellent writing and communication skills, and demonstrated experience writing successful funding proposals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region reports to the Africa Region Director for External Affairs and coordinates and implements plans and strategies to maximize the engagement of U.S.-based partners, in particular U.S. government agencies and U.S.-headquartered organizations; as well as programs and entities internal to the Conservancy, in support of conservation priorities for the Africa Region (AR). Principal conservation priorities include Northern Kenya, Western and Northern Tanzania, Western Zambia, and Gabon. S/he helps develop and implement plans and strategies as a member of the Africa External Affairs team and in consultation with the Africa Conservation and Fundraising teams. S/he also identifies public funding opportunities and writes and edits public funding proposals. S/he develops and implements strategies in collaboration with TNC's Worldwide Office (WO) and U.S. State Chapters, where appropriate, in support of AR projects and priorities. S/he engages in regular contact with government officials and U.S. partners regarding matters pertaining to administrative and legislative actions related to the mission of the Conservancy, and public-sector fund raising to increase the level of financial support for AR projects and priorities. S/he works to secure financial support for AR conservation priorities from USAID, MCC, USFWS, USFS, GEF, World Bank, and others. S/he manages centrally funded projects. S/he complies with federal lobbying laws and regulations, and monitors legislative initiatives and policies which are related to AR conservation priorities.

The Manager of External Affairs, Africa Region represents the Conservancy with U.S.-based partner organizations such as other environmental NGOs, umbrella organizations such as the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG), private corporations and associations, special interest groups and governmental officials, and works among key government officials to increase policy and public funding support for AR's mission and programs. S/he represents AR at the Worldwide Office in Arlington. S/he coordinates the work of AR External Affairs with the Chief Conservation Office, International Government Relations, and U.S. Government Relations teams at WO, and represents the Director of External Affairs AR at relevant meetings. S/he reports to the Director of External Affairs for AR.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Master's degree in political science, public policy, environmental policy or related field and 5-7 years' experience.
 Knowledge of current political, socio-economic and conservation trends and issues in Africa; excellent working
knowledge of federal policy as it relates to African conservation issues.
 2-5 years' experience focused on Africa.
 Fluency in English required; basic literacy in French (written and verbal) preferred.
 Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.

COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING:
 Cultivate the creative ideas of others to identify potential solutions. Experiment to find creative solutions - thinks out of the box; work is highly diversified and needed courses of action often do not fall under established practices and guidelines.
 Help design, implement and direct multiple complex projects, setting and meeting deadlines and ensuring program accountability. Incorporate cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
 Coordinate the efforts of multiple parties (both internal and external to the Conservancy) on projects.

DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:
 Self motivator; able to work with a dispersed team across multiple time zones and geographies.
 Significant opportunity to act independently within broad program goals.
 Makes strategic decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
 Decisions may have program-wide impact.

RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT - FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:
 Supervise administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training and development. Establish clear directions and set stretch objectives.
 Develop and operate within budget guidelines to ensure sound financial performance. Help develop and administer departmental budget; has authority to modify budget based on changing circumstances.
 Ensure that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs.
 Meet TNC policies and procedures regarding external lobbying and legal regulations and standards.

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
 Ability to communicate professionally with a wide variety of people of different cultures to develop, negotiate and/or implement functional programs.
 Prepare and present project proposals and negotiate with bilateral/multilateral agencies to achieve program goals.
 Solicit program support through clear written communications, including proposal writing and other written
materials.
 Strong communications and presentation skills.
 Strong writing and editing skills.
 Work in partnership with other organizations in a collaborative and advisory capacity.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
 Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or strain. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.
 This position requires moderate travel, up to 20%.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


MDP 2012 Senegal Field Experience Team wins 2013 Freeman-Stassen Award for International Activities

Congratulations to the MDP Senegal 2012 Field Experience Team (MDP students Gbaike Ajayi, Erin Collinson, Christine Papai, Frantzie Saint-Juste) on being awarded the 2013 Freeman-Stassen Award for International Activities for their summer project in collaboration with USAID Senegal on a Local Capacity Building program. Nominated by Chavanne Peercy.

In her letter of nomination Dr. Peercy wrote:

"The team maintained a level of intellectual and professional excellence throughout the three month project, which resulted in the highest quality of student work that I have seen during my time at the Humphrey School.

... the team carried out field work under the USAID Senegal Mission focused on the new USAID Forward Agenda. A critical part of the agency's new strategy is building the capacity of local organizations to carry out development initiatives within USAID's strategic framework as direct recipients of US Government grants. USAID Senegal was interested in providing leadership in this area by identifying strong local organizations to provide technical assistance in management to peer organizations. While measuring management capacity has been an ongoing activity, measuring an organization's ability to build capacity is a new undertaking. The MDP team was tasked with designing an innovative toolkit to measure capacity building capabilities that aligned with USAID mission and processes. As this was a new initiative for USAID, the team was required to design this toolkit completely from their original ideas and theoretical framework. After testing and modifying their tools in the field, the team carried out an assessment of dozens of local organizations, helping USAID to identify potential partners for upcoming activities. The results of this assessment and the student's report assisted USAID Senegal in moving forward with their strategy. I have received excellent feedback from the USAID Senegal team, who has repeatedly commented on the remarkable quality of the team's work.

The MDP Senegal team's project was particularly exciting because it will assist in USAID's overall mission of increasing engagement with local partners, not only in Senegal but in a wider context as well. The team had the opportunity to be involved at the very beginning of USAID Senegal's effort to identify and engage local capacity builders, and their work was essential in USAID's ability to move forward. In addition, their exceptional performance laid the ground work for continued collaboration with partners at USAID Senegal, who were eager to host another student team this year.

In my opinion, the MDP Senegal field team's project is exemplary of the overall Humphrey School and MDP mission to create young leaders that can provide innovative solutions to current global policy issues."

The purpose of this award is to challenge Humphrey School graduate students to excel in international activities. To that end the Freeman and Stassen faculty chairs jointly offer a $500 award to a student or students who achieve excellence in international activities during their program at the Humphrey School. This award may be given for the following kinds of activities:

* Institutional innovation at the Humphrey School that helps strengthen the Institute's global programs
* A professional paper that addresses an international problem;
* A paper done as a part of coursework in the Institute or done independently of formal course work; or
* Fieldwork done in an internship as part of the student's regular degree program.
The criteria for evaluating the submissions include (1) academic rigor, (2) institutional innovation, (3) creativity, (4) contribution to policy design and implementation, and (5) contribution to the Institute and its programs. Nominations for the award must be made by the student's advisor with a brief statement (one page) of support. Students are encouraged to suggest their work to their advisors for possible submission. Advisors can submit more than one nomination.

Nominations were judged by a committee of faculty members who have substantial international involvement and/or experience. Awards may be given to two or more students. An award will not be given if a nomination of exceptional quality is not forthcoming. The decision of those judging the awards will be final.
The 2013 selection committee members are Professors James Ron and Robert Kudrle.

Recent past awardees are:

2012

The first award went to Bridget E. Marchesi for her professional paper entitled "Is Lower Fertility a Path to Human Rights?"

The second award went to Rebecca Olson for her professional paper, "Forced to Flee, Forced to Fight: Refugee Child-Soldiers in Chad, Thailand and Jordan."

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/2012/05/mpp-students-bridget-marchesi.php

2011
Rachel Garaghty, MPP, for contributions to the overall internationalization of the Humphrey School. http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/2011/06/mpp-student-rachel-garaghty-20.php

2010
The first recipient was Kristen Rau, MPP, for her paper, "Decisions of De-ethnicization: The RPF's Denial and Invocation of Ethnicity in Rwanda."

The second Freeman-Stassen Award was for a capstone paper written by Matt Buley, Ameila Kendall, Michelle Lamere, and Pepe Wonosikou. Their paper, "Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Long Enough," addresses endemic and systemic health problems that affect the developing world.

2009
The first recipient was Joel Larson MSTEP.
The second recipient was Anna Langer, MPP

Bridging Fund Program Expanded

Bridging Fund Expanded to Include All Externally Funded Fellowships
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Bridging Fund program has been expanded to include all externally funded, prestigious fellowships. Currently, the Bridging Fund program covers tuition, health insurance and fees that exceed the education allowance provided by the National Science Foundation for the agency's Pre-doctoral Fellowship program. Effective academic year 2013-14, faculty advisers can request supplemental funding support for graduate advisees who have been awarded an external fellowship. Completed request form should be submitted by June 3, 2013 (Monday). Consideration of requests received after that date would depend on fund availability.

Please note that Bridging Fund will continue to cover the gap for tuition, health insurance, and fees for NSF Fellows without the need for them to apply for it. However, if supplemental stipend is being requested, a completed request form will need to be submitted.

Bridging Fund Request Form >

Requests received by June 3, 2013 will be reviewed by a subcommittee consisting of members of the Graduate Education Council (GEC). Priority will be given to requests for supplemental funding to pay for tuition and health insurance not covered by the fellowship award. Colleges and programs are encouraged to provide supplemental support in partnership with the Graduate School to recognize outstanding students who are successful in competing for prestigious fellowships. It is anticipated that through the expanded Bridging Fund program, we will be able to create a database of the external fellowship awards that have been granted to our graduate students.

Multiple year fellowship awards are eligible for multi-year bridging fund support. However, the amount of supplemental funding for future years is not guaranteed and will vary depending on overall demand and fund availability.

Decisions regarding funding request will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Actual fund transfer will be in a lump sum for the entire academic year and will occur starting July 15, 2013.

Please contact the Graduate School (gsdean(at)umn.edu) if you have any questions.

Fellowship: Design and Evaluation of a Catholic Relief Services Peacebuilding and Governance Program in Mindanao Philippines

Reports to: Principle Investigators& Country Director, Philippines
Position type: Fellowship
Location: Davao, Philippines
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2013
Desired start date and commitment: As soon as possible; 3 - 4 months
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate "what works" in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

Position Summary

Violence flared in Mindanao in the early 1970s and has claimed the lives of an estimated 120,000 people, displaced two million more, and resulted in widespread vulnerability and poverty. Presently, the conflict tends to be localized, arising primarily from family- or clan-based violence or land issues. However, once sparked it can quickly spread and escalate across ethnic and religious lines.

We will evaluate the effects of a community-based peace-building program on conflict-resolution outcomes and violence incidents at the community level. The evaluation will also compare the individual and combined effectiveness of different approaches to peace-building prescribed by the program and, in particular, between information campaigns, community-based interventions, and leader-targeted interventions. This information will be used to provide our partner with evidence on the most efficient and effective combination of interventions.

With the October 7, 2012 breakthrough in the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and one of the largest and most active rebel groups, peace in Mindanao has moved one step closer to reality. The proposed evaluation will provide critical evidence to inform the next step: building and sustaining local peace and security across Mindanao.

Responsibilities

The fellow will work closely with researchers on the design of an evaluation of a peacebuilding and governance program run by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Mindanao. The fellow will be based at the CRS office in Mindanao and will be responsible for exploratory research to inform the design of an RCT of the peacebuilding program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Leading fieldwork activities: visit program sites to develop in-depth understanding of program implementation
Work with CRS to identify key areas of interest and opportunities for evaluation and scale-up
Work with researchers to write a full evaluation design
Work with researchers, IPA and CRS to develop the full proposal
Desired Qualifications and Experience

IPA Philippines seeks a second year or higher Ph.D. student interested in governance to be part of an exciting peacebuilding program. Should this exploratory research and proposal yield funding for an evaluation, and pending satisfactory performance during the internship, we anticipate inviting the fellow to join the project as a full-fledged Principal Investigator. This is an ideal opportunity for a doctoral student in political science or economics to gain first-hand experience in conducting governance-related field experiments under the guidance of experienced researchers from the World Bank and the University of New South Wales. Desired qualifications and experience include:

In-depth understanding of literature on post-conflict development, peacebuilding, community driven development and social capital
Experience conducting social science or economic field research in developing countries a plus
Experience with research design and survey design a plus
Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies required
Strong written and oral communication skills and complete fluency in English is required
Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with randomized controlled trials
Ability to work independently
This fellowship will be supported by a modest per diem and will cover the cost of roundtrip airfare to the Philippines.

For more information & application instructions, visit: http://www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/internships/Asia/IPAPhilippiness100925

This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Jobs: Move This World, Baltimore Partnerships Coordinator, DC Partnerships Coordinator and US Partnerships Manager (NYC based)

Move This World is now recruiting 3 full-time positions

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm at June 10, 2013

Joining the Move This World team means:

Being a member of a fun, talented team that empowers you while giving you the freedom to be creative and help shape the organization
Full time salary & benefits, plus unlimited Subway, cell phone & dance parties
The fulfillment of spending time on high-impact work that is defining the future of movement-based empathy education
Waking up excited every morning that you are building a worldwide movement
Cooking up big ideas (and implementing them!) with a diverse, inspiring team across 4 continents

A MTW Disclaimer... All of our positions require individuals with an entrepreneurial mind who are able to navigate ambiguity, take matters into their own hands, take risks, learn things they don't know, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. That might mean working until midnight with the team, reading hundreds of PeaceMover applications, helping coordinate our Global Training Summit, dancing your booty off, crunching numbers in Excel, and going out of your way to share the MTW story with the world. If this sounds like you, share your story with us and submit an application today!

If you accept the challenge to Move This World:

Apply by sending an email to wecan(at)movethisworld.org with subject line "POSITION YOU'RE APPLYING FOR- Your Name", resume, and a letter to us describing why you want to join Team MTW. All attachments must be in PDF format.
The deadline for all 3 positions: 1) Baltimore Coordinator, 2) D.C. Partnerships Coordinator and 3) U.S. Partnerships Manager is 11:59 pm at June 10, 2013.
If you are applying for more than one position, please include your cover letter for each position as separate attachments in one email only.

BALTIMORE PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR (based in Baltimore, MD)

Baltimore Partnerships Coordinator Responsibilities include:

Accelerating growth in an expanding MTW hub, serving as MTW's Baltimore ambassador and thought leader for partnership development
Researching, building and maintaining relationships with partner institutions in the Baltimore region (ex. conducting check-ins with current partners)
Executing outreach plans and recruiting new partners in the Baltimore region
Creating proposals and pitches for MTW programs and product lines
Working with partners to creatively plan budgets for programming
Coordinating ad-hoc tasks and projects as needed, including visiting and observing MTW classrooms and supporting U.S. Programs
Baltimore Partnerships Coordinator Requirements:

A desire to build and expand the number of schools and communities that can use creativity and movement to affect social change
1-3 years of work experience. Experience in startup role and business development considered a plus
Flexibility in ambiguous and dynamically changing environments
Entrepreneurial and "can-do" attitude. A love for tackling tough problems and the confidence to solve them
Experience in partnership cultivation and development
Acute attention to detail
Position is based in Baltimore but willingness to travel is a must
Familiarity with Baltimore landscape and Baltimore schools a plus
Excellent technology proficiency, including the use of Google Docs, Salesforce, and social media
Great enthusiasm to try new methods and chart new waters
Distinctive interpersonal and communication skills
A driver's license to be able to move and groove Baltimore

D.C. PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR (based in Washington, D.C.)

D.C. Partnerships Coordinator Responsibilities include:

Researching, building and maintaining relationships with partner institutions in the DC metro area (ex. conducting check-ins with current partners)
Executing outreach plans and recruiting new partners in the DC metro area
Creating proposals and pitches for MTW programs and product lines
Working with partners to creatively plan budgets for programming
Working with partners to creatively plan budgets for programming
Coordinating ad-hoc tasks and projects as needed, including visiting and observing MTW classrooms and supporting U.S. Programs
D.C. Partnerships Coordinator Requirements:

A desire to build and expand the number of schools and communities that can use creativity and movement to affect social change
1-3 years of work experience. Experience in startup role and business development considered a plus
Flexibility in ambiguous and dynamically changing environments
Entrepreneurial and "can-do" attitude. A love for tackling tough problems and the confidence to solve them
Experience in partnership cultivation and development
Acute attention to detail
Position is based in DC but willingness to travel is a must
Familiarity with DC landscape and DC schools a plus
Excellent technology proficiency, including the use of Google Docs, Salesforce, and social media
Great enthusiasm to try new methods and chart new waters
Distinctive interpersonal and communication skills

U.S. PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER (based in NYC)

U.S. Partnerships Manager Responsibilities include:

Developing strategy for partnership development across all U.S. program hubs
Building systems for partner retention and engagement within the MTW network
Managing partnerships and growth in DC, Baltimore and NY territories
Responsible for overseeing regional partnership coordinators and ensuring local and national goals are achieved
Researching, building and maintaining relationships with partner institutions in NYC and NJ region (ex. conducting check-ins with current partners)
Executing outreach plans and recruiting new partners in NYC and NJ region
Creating proposals and pitches for MTW programs and product lines
Working with partners to creatively plan budgets for programming
Coordinating ad-hoc tasks and projects as needed, including visiting and observing MTW classrooms and supporting U.S. Programs
U.S. Partnerships Manager Requirements:

A desire to build and expand the number of schools and communities that can use creativity and movement to affect social change
Proven ability to manage a teams that meet and exceed goals
2-7 years of work experience. Experience in startup role and business development considered a plus
Flexibility in ambiguous and dynamically changing environments
Entrepreneurial and "can-do" attitude. A love for tackling tough problems and the confidence to solve them
Experience in partnership cultivation and development
Acute attention to detail
Position is based in NYC but willingness to travel is a must, especially to DC and Baltimore MTW offices
Familiarity with NYC landscape and NYC schools a plus
Excellent technology proficiency, including the use of Google Docs, Salesforce, and social media
Great enthusiasm to try new methods and chart new waters
Distinctive interpersonal and communication skills

For more information & to apply, visit: http://movethisworld.org/getinvolved.php


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Job: Programme Manager, Central Asia, Saferworld (Osh, Kyrgyzstan)

Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict. We believe that everyone should be able to lead peaceful and rewarding lives free from insecurity and violence.

We are looking for a Programme Manager who will provide leadership and overall programme management and ensure delivery of Saferworld's planned programme of work in Central Asia. The successful candidate will elaborate the strategic framework for the further growth of the Central Asia Programme while identifying and pursuing opportunities for developing specific programme components and strands. He/she will have a Master's degree (or equivalent) with substantial experience in a senior management post and a good understanding of peacebuilding, conflict prevention and of the Central Asia region. High level communications skills in English with a working knowledge of Russian are essential.

Salary: £36,671 - £42,000 + benefits

More info at: http://www.saferworld.org.uk/about/jobs

To apply please send CV and supporting letter outlining relevant experience to: Marie Aziz at recruitment(at)saferworld.org.uk (please use subject heading: KPM13).

Deadline for applications: 4 June 2013

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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