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Council on Foreign Relations 2014-2015 Fellowship Programs (mid-career)

CFR 2014-2015 Fellowship Programs

The Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations. The program affords fellows the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs and to pursue proposed research in the United States and abroad. The program awards a stipend, which varies with each fellowship. CFR is seeking applicants for four 2014-2015 fellowship programs listed below.

Qualifications

International Affairs Fellowship

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) assists mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure. The IAF Program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of twenty-seven and thirty-five who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $85,000. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually. The application deadline is October 31, 2013.

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. The IAF-J is only open to U.S. citizens between the ages of twenty-seven and forty-five. The program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement. The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. CFR awards approximately three to five fellowships annually. The application deadline is October 31, 2013.

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS is only open faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. CFR awards approximately two fellowships annually. The application deadline is January 17, 2014.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. Qualified candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or predoctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for postdoctoral; and $50,000 for predoctoral fellows. CFR awards up to three fellowships annually. The application deadline is December 16, 2013.


Contact: Fellowship Affairs
Telephone: 2124349740
Email: fellowships(at)cfr.org

Application Instructions
For more information, visit www.cfr.org/fellowships or contact fellowships(at)cfr.org.


Location: New York, NY
Organization URL: http://www.cfr.org
Experience: Mid Career
Date Posted Sep-5-2013

crosslisted from Foreign Policy Assn

Kiva Fellows Program, applications due Sept 29

Kiva_Fellows_Prog_KF23-How_to_Apply[1].pdf
How to Apply
The deadline for the 23rd Class of Kiva Fellows is September 29, 2013. Fellows must attend a one-week training in San Francisco from January 27-31, 2014, and deploy into the field within two weeks of training.

We accept applications on our website. To apply, visit www.kiva.org/fellows/apply.

For more information
on the application process, and to see information on upcoming application deadlines and training schedules visit our website, www.kiva.org/fellows.

Communications Coordinator, Interfaith Peacebuilders (Wash DC)

Interfaith Peace-Builders seeks a Communications Coordinator based in Washington, DC to join a current staff of three working for justice in Israel/Palestine by sending delegations and supporting participant education and advocacy. As a strong but still relatively young organization, we are poised to share our story of transformative justice work much more widely. We are looking for a creative, committed, and experienced individual to join our collaborative work environment. The Communications Coordinator will work, in person and remotely, with staff based in DC, Boston and San Francisco.

What You'll Do
The key responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator include the following:

Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy across print, email, web, and social media.
Track and share widely advocacy work that IFPB delegates participate in after delegations.
Organize, and utilize creatively rich content produced on delegations, including photos, writing, and video.
Manage, update, and re-conceptualize IFPB website (potentially including a new blog).
Evaluate Google analytics, email statistics, and other tools to better target our eblasts, configure our website, and impact social media.
Implement and lead online fundraising efforts in coordination with traditional fundraising approaches.
Help design and edit print materials (e.g., appeal letters, thank you letters, newsletters, delegate updates, and recruitment materials).
Keep IFPB's information updated and appealing on a variety of other online sites (e.g., Guidestar, goverseas.org, etc).
Manage database of IFPB supporters, including email lists and groups.
Travel occasionally with IFPB delegations in Israel/Palestine.
Co-manage IFPB's central office in Washington DC.
Collaborate with other IFPB staff in strategic planning, delegation-related tasks, administrative work, and fundraising efforts.
What We're Looking For
The ideal candidate will have a strong combination of many of these skills, abilities, and commitments:

2+ years of experience in communications work.
Experience working on social media campaigns, web and print design.
Clear and concise writing style; excellent verbal communication.
Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and/or other web design languages.
Understanding of principals of web design and UI/UX.
Graphic design and photo editing experience.
Video editing experience.
Fundraising experience, including online, print appeals, major donor outreach, and more.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Arabic and/or Hebrew proficiency.
Commitment to consensus decision making processes, active nonviolence, an end to the Israeli occupation, and the attainment of peace with justice in Israel/Palestine.
Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: starting at $32,000 - $35,000 per year. Health Insurance paid by Interfaith Peace-Builders. 4 weeks paid vacation after one year of employment. 10 paid holidays per year. Expected travel to Israel/Palestine every two years.
How to apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following email: jobs[at]ifpb[dot]org. In the subject line of your email, please include your last name and the position title "Communications Coordinator." IFPB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

At a later date, applicants may be requested to further submit a work portfolio and/or web links highlighting writing, design, and other experience. IFPB will contact you if we'd like this.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Communications Coordinator, Interfaith Peacebuilders (Wash DC)

Interfaith Peace-Builders seeks a Communications Coordinator based in Washington, DC to join a current staff of three working for justice in Israel/Palestine by sending delegations and supporting participant education and advocacy. As a strong but still relatively young organization, we are poised to share our story of transformative justice work much more widely. We are looking for a creative, committed, and experienced individual to join our collaborative work environment. The Communications Coordinator will work, in person and remotely, with staff based in DC, Boston and San Francisco.

What You'll Do
The key responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator include the following:

Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy across print, email, web, and social media.
Track and share widely advocacy work that IFPB delegates participate in after delegations.
Organize, and utilize creatively rich content produced on delegations, including photos, writing, and video.
Manage, update, and re-conceptualize IFPB website (potentially including a new blog).
Evaluate Google analytics, email statistics, and other tools to better target our eblasts, configure our website, and impact social media.
Implement and lead online fundraising efforts in coordination with traditional fundraising approaches.
Help design and edit print materials (e.g., appeal letters, thank you letters, newsletters, delegate updates, and recruitment materials).
Keep IFPB's information updated and appealing on a variety of other online sites (e.g., Guidestar, goverseas.org, etc).
Manage database of IFPB supporters, including email lists and groups.
Travel occasionally with IFPB delegations in Israel/Palestine.
Co-manage IFPB's central office in Washington DC.
Collaborate with other IFPB staff in strategic planning, delegation-related tasks, administrative work, and fundraising efforts.
What We're Looking For
The ideal candidate will have a strong combination of many of these skills, abilities, and commitments:

2+ years of experience in communications work.
Experience working on social media campaigns, web and print design.
Clear and concise writing style; excellent verbal communication.
Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and/or other web design languages.
Understanding of principals of web design and UI/UX.
Graphic design and photo editing experience.
Video editing experience.
Fundraising experience, including online, print appeals, major donor outreach, and more.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Arabic and/or Hebrew proficiency.
Commitment to consensus decision making processes, active nonviolence, an end to the Israeli occupation, and the attainment of peace with justice in Israel/Palestine.
Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: starting at $32,000 - $35,000 per year. Health Insurance paid by Interfaith Peace-Builders. 4 weeks paid vacation after one year of employment. 10 paid holidays per year. Expected travel to Israel/Palestine every two years.
How to apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following email: jobs[at]ifpb[dot]org. In the subject line of your email, please include your last name and the position title "Communications Coordinator." IFPB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

At a later date, applicants may be requested to further submit a work portfolio and/or web links highlighting writing, design, and other experience. IFPB will contact you if we'd like this.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Communications Coordinator, Interfaith Peacebuilders (Wash DC)

Interfaith Peace-Builders seeks a Communications Coordinator based in Washington, DC to join a current staff of three working for justice in Israel/Palestine by sending delegations and supporting participant education and advocacy. As a strong but still relatively young organization, we are poised to share our story of transformative justice work much more widely. We are looking for a creative, committed, and experienced individual to join our collaborative work environment. The Communications Coordinator will work, in person and remotely, with staff based in DC, Boston and San Francisco.

What You'll Do
The key responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator include the following:

Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy across print, email, web, and social media.
Track and share widely advocacy work that IFPB delegates participate in after delegations.
Organize, and utilize creatively rich content produced on delegations, including photos, writing, and video.
Manage, update, and re-conceptualize IFPB website (potentially including a new blog).
Evaluate Google analytics, email statistics, and other tools to better target our eblasts, configure our website, and impact social media.
Implement and lead online fundraising efforts in coordination with traditional fundraising approaches.
Help design and edit print materials (e.g., appeal letters, thank you letters, newsletters, delegate updates, and recruitment materials).
Keep IFPB's information updated and appealing on a variety of other online sites (e.g., Guidestar, goverseas.org, etc).
Manage database of IFPB supporters, including email lists and groups.
Travel occasionally with IFPB delegations in Israel/Palestine.
Co-manage IFPB's central office in Washington DC.
Collaborate with other IFPB staff in strategic planning, delegation-related tasks, administrative work, and fundraising efforts.
What We're Looking For
The ideal candidate will have a strong combination of many of these skills, abilities, and commitments:

2+ years of experience in communications work.
Experience working on social media campaigns, web and print design.
Clear and concise writing style; excellent verbal communication.
Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and/or other web design languages.
Understanding of principals of web design and UI/UX.
Graphic design and photo editing experience.
Video editing experience.
Fundraising experience, including online, print appeals, major donor outreach, and more.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Arabic and/or Hebrew proficiency.
Commitment to consensus decision making processes, active nonviolence, an end to the Israeli occupation, and the attainment of peace with justice in Israel/Palestine.
Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: starting at $32,000 - $35,000 per year. Health Insurance paid by Interfaith Peace-Builders. 4 weeks paid vacation after one year of employment. 10 paid holidays per year. Expected travel to Israel/Palestine every two years.
How to apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following email: jobs[at]ifpb[dot]org. In the subject line of your email, please include your last name and the position title "Communications Coordinator." IFPB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

At a later date, applicants may be requested to further submit a work portfolio and/or web links highlighting writing, design, and other experience. IFPB will contact you if we'd like this.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research internships

AQF-Intern-final.pdfOur internship deadlines are October 15, 2013 (winter/spring internships) and March 1, 2014 (summer/fall internships). As I mentioned, there have been instances when we've allowed advanced master's students to use the internship as a field research experience for their thesis assuming the topic has relevance to the Foundation's priority areas of urban planning/development, social dimensions of public health, and education.

Caitrin Mullan
Program Manager for Outreach
Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
P. O. Box: 12050
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Tel: +971 7 233 80 60
Fax: +971 7 233 80 70
caitrin(at)alqasimifoundation.rak.ae
www.alqasimifoundation.com

MPP alum Matthew Hold appointed Interim Deputy Executive Director for African Development Center

Interim Leadership for ADC Announced

Unexpectedly losing a leader is difficult for any organization. Losing a leader with the stature and vision of Hussein Samatar leaves exceptionally difficult shoes to fill.

As Hussein announced the health issues he was facing, the ADC Board of Directors began to seriously consider the steps to be taken in order for leadership to continue during the treatment of this illness, as well as the possibility for a longer-term structure to continue our high-level of positive community impact.

Through the guidance of Hussein and the Board, it was decided that Nasibu Sareva, Chief Financial Officer, and Matthew Holm, Communications and Development Director, would oversee the operations of the organization beginning in May of this year - with consultation from Hussein whenever possible.

Recently, following this tragic event, the ADC Board convened to make a decision for interim leadership of the organization, as well as create a road map for the process of determining the new leadership necessary to not only maintain, but build on the successes of such an important organization within our state.

At this meeting, Nasibu and Matthew were appointed to continue in their leadership roles during this transitional period. Each will play the following roles, as ADC heals from this loss and searches to fill these daunting shoes of Hussein Samatar:

Interim Executive Director
A long-time member of the ADC management team, Nasibu has an impressive history of providing strategic and tactical guidance regarding financial management and analysis, programmatic support, and operational expertise in HR, payroll, and benefits. Additionally, Nasibu has held the lead role for ADC Business Development, and oversees the lending operations.

Interim Deputy Executive Director
Another key member of the ADC Management team, Matthew provides a substantial background of operational leadership in private business, as well as nonprofit management expertise. Since joining ADC, Matthew has played a lead role in transforming communications, procuring nearly $2M in funding, and developing local and international relationships.

ADC is confident in this decision of leadership during this transformation, and looks forward to the process of determinig our future. This will not be an easy task, nor is it a desirable one. However, we are fortunate to have been left with a deep bench of dedicated practitioners ready to continue this crucial work for Minnesota.

A new social venture of the African Development Center, this program provides such services as accounting assistance and tax preparation to the growing community of African-owned business in Minnesota.

NATO PA Research Assistant Programme - January-Ju​ne 2014

Please find below a link to NATO Parliamentary Assembly webpage on its Research Assistant Programme.

The deadline for applications for the January- June 2014 Programme is 31 October 2013.

http://www.nato-pa.int/Default.asp?CAT2=2886&CAT1=2884&CAT0=1&COM=2886&MOD=0&SMD=0&SSMD=0&STA=0&ID=0&PAR=0&LNG=0

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.


Anne-Laure Bleuse
Co-ordinator, Research Assistant Programme
Coordinatrice, Programme des assistants de recherche

Alfa Fellowship Program for mid-career professionals from the US or UK, ages 25 to 35 (Moscow, Russian Federation)

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development initiative placing up to 15 American and British citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

The Alfa Fellowship Program begins with language training in the U.S. or U.K., followed by a language course in Moscow starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa Fellows attend a seminar program with key public and private sector officials to discuss current issues facing Russia. Fellows then work at prominent organizations in Russia, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations.

The Fellowship includes a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

Eligibility Requirements:

- U.S. or U.K. citizen between the ages of 25 and 35
- Graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, government or public policy. Candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field.
- Outstanding professional achievement and academic qualifications
- Active involvement in community or public service
- Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application. Applicants proficient in another second language may be considered.
- Evidence of leadership potential

Application Information:

The application deadline for the Alfa Fellowship Program is December 1. To access the online application, please visit: www.culturalvistas.org/alfa.

For more information about the Alfa Fellowship Program or application process please contact:

Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
440 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Fax. (212) 497-3587
Email. alfa(at)culturalvistas.org
Web. www.culturalvistas.org/alfa

OJSC Alfa-Bank is incorporated, focused and based in Russia, and is not affiliated with U.S.-based Alfa Insurance.


crosslisted from Foreign Policy Association

Organization: Alfa Fellowship Program
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Sector: Non Profit
Organization URL: http://www.culturalvistas.org/alfa
Experience: Mid Career
Last Date To Apply Dec-1-2013

Chas Salmen of Organic Health Response speaking Sept 10 at Community Health & Advocacy Talks, UROC

You are invited! CHAT is a monthly series on talks around matters that are important in health and healthcare delivery. CHAT_Flyer_09102013[1].pdf

Engaging a Community in the Social Determinants of Health
Chas Salmen, Founder and Director Organic Health Response (organichealthresponse.org)
Sept 10th, 2013
"Community Health Ecosystem--The Organic Health Response Model" OHR has been working with the community in Mfangano Island, Kenya since 2007

At -
UROC
(Urban Research and Outreach Center)
2001 North Plymouth Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Program-5.30- 6 pm - Dinner; meet and greet
6 - 7 pm - Talk
7-7.30 pm - networking

RSVP recommended (not required) to chatmpls(at)gmail.com
If you want to be on the listserv for future talks send an email to the above address

These talks are held in the evenings of the second Tuesday of every month.
These talks are for you if you are concerned about the Social Determinants of Health.


Brought to you by University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program & Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center

Chas Salmen of Organic Health Response speaking Sept 10 at Community Health & Advocacy Talks, UROC

You are invited! CHAT is a monthly series on talks around matters that are important in health and healthcare delivery.

Engaging a Community in the Social Determinants of Health
Chas Salmen, Founder and Director Organic Health Response (organichealthresponse.org)
Sept 10th, 2013
"Community Health Ecosystem--The Organic Health Response Model" OHR has been working with the community in Mfangano Island, Kenya since 2007

At -
UROC
(Urban Research and Outreach Center)
2001 North Plymouth Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Program-5.30- 6 pm - Dinner; meet and greet
6 - 7 pm - Talk
7-7.30 pm - networking

RSVP recommended (not required) to chatmpls(at)gmail.com
If you want to be on the listserv for future talks send an email to the above address

These talks are held in the evenings of the second Tuesday of every month.
These talks are for you if you are concerned about the Social Determinants of Health.


Brought to you by University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program & Minnesota Urban Area Health Education Center

Guide to Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies & Related Annual Conferences

Posted by Sigma Chang on August 6, 2013 on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Like other events, conferences are an excellent way to connect with colleagues within your areas of interest. They offer a more intense immersion in topics and allow people to see what is at the forefront of their respective fields. Conferences are also a good opportunity for ambitious scholars or practitioners to show their stuff.

Listed here is a wide array of annual conferences related to conflict resolution, or peace studies. A short description of the organizers is provided as well as a link to the conference webpage. Annual conferences tend to be held in the same month every year, however topics can vary. The month, in which it is generally held is displayed next to the organization that holds it.

This list is by no means exhaustive, please feel free to contribute or make suggestions. Thanks!

North American Based Conference

African Studies Association (ASA) November

The ASA consists of a number of member and associated organizations devoted to the study of Africa.

http://www.africanstudies.org/p/cm/ld/fid=8

Alliance for Peacebuilding

The Alliance for Peacebuilding is the institutional home for the leading peacebuilding institutions and professionals in the United States and around the world. It is active in networking peacebuilders and facilitating collaboration between various peace related organizations. AfP also engages in advocacy for the field.

http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org

American Political Science Association (APSA)

Founded in 1903, APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics. It holds several perennial conferences. Its annual meeting and exhibition is held in September, typically on the North American continent.

http://www.apsanet.org/content_2577.cfm

American Psychological Association (APA) August

APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

http://www.apa.org/conf.html

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) October

Along with bringing together people from multiple disciplines to address the complexities of conflict ACR also promotes the field of conflict resolution to the general public; informs members about, and shaping, important public policy developments in the field; and creates the structures for ACR to support the growth of the field.

http://www.acrnet.org/Conferences.aspx

Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America Septmber

AMSS is an organization whose mission is to provide a forum through which Islamic positions on various academic disciplines can be promoted, with an emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. This conference generally takes place on the East Coast.

http://www.amss.org/Conferences/AnnualConferences/38ThAnnualConfere...

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace April

The Carnegie Endowment is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to international cooperation, and active engagement by the US. It has offices in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, and Moscow.

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/events/nppcon2009/

CSIS Global Strategy Initiative (GSI) April

GSI promotes long-range thinking across the public and private sectors as it assesses the forces shaping political, economic, and social trends across the world.

http://csis.org/programs/global-strategy-institute/annual-conferences


Common Bond Institute (CBI)

CBI is a U.S. based Non-Governmental Organization that grew out of the Association for Humanistic Psychology's International (Soviet-American) Professional Exchange. CBI organizes and sponsors conflict transformation conferences, professional training programs, relief efforts, and professional exchanges internationally, and actively provides networking and coordination support to assist newly emerging human service and civil society organizations in developing countries. It holds 4-5 annual conferences on Conflict Resolution, Engaging the 'Other', and Religion, Conflict, and Peace.

http://www.cbiworld.org/Pages/Conferences_MainPage.htm

Comparative International Education Society (CIES) March

CIES was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices.

http://www.cies.us/groups.htm

International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) June

IACM was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, and experience that is useful for understanding and improving conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings.

http://www.iacm-conflict.org/conferences/

International Society of Political Psychology July

The society focuses on facilitating communication between scholars and concerned individuals who are involved in the relationship between politics and psychology.

http://www.ispp.org/meet.html

International Studies Association (ISA) February

Established to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, it represents 80 countries, ISA has over 4,000 members worldwide. It frequently holds conventions and conferences both in the United States and abroad. The Association's annual convention is a major international scholarly event, including over 800 panel sessions and involving participants from more than fifty countries.

http://www.isanet.org/conventions/

The Metropolis Project March

The Metropolis Project exists as both an international and Canadian initiative. Internationally, Metropolis is a network of policy officials and researchers from more than 20 countries, as well as a number of representatives of international organizations, and in particular intergovernmental bodies and NGOs.

http://www.metropolis2010.net/

The Middle East Institute November

The Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution devoted exclusively to the study of the region. Its mission is to promote greater understanding of the Middle East in America, as well as the United States in the region.

http://www.mei.edu/Events/Conferences/2009AnnualConference.aspx

Peace Society International (PSS(I)) November

PSS(I) encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management. It does not confine itself to ideas specific to peace research, but welcomes and utilizes relevant work of the social and natural sciences.

http://pss.la.psu.edu/

Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) October

PJSA is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. It usually takes place in North America.

http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/conference/

USIP International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL) May

INPROL is a rapidly growing virtual community, with Communities of Practice focused on general rule of law, police commanders and stability police communities.

http://www.usip.org/events/first-annual-inprol-meeting

Europe Based Conferences

Common Ground July

Common Ground is committed to building new kinds of knowledge communities, innovative in their messages and their media. It holds its conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

http://ondiversity.com/conference-2010/

Conflict Research Society September

CRS promotes research and the extension of knowledge about conflict processes and cooperation of all kinds. Though it has an international membership and presence, the events that it organises are normally held within the UK and Ireland. It also holds an annual conference in the UK.

http://www.conflictresearchsociety.org.uk/activities.html

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

ECPR is an independent, scholarly association, established in 1970. It supports and encourages the training, research and cross-national co-operation of political scientists throughout Europe and beyond. It holds staggered biannual general and graduate conferences in the autumn.

http://www.ecprnet.eu/conferences/

European Sociological Association September

ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 700 members. It was established in 1992, following deliberations and consultations among sociologists from a diverse range of countries.

http://www.europeansociology.org/index.php?option=com_content&t...

International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI)

IPSI was founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. IPSI holds symposiums in various locations around the country. The organization is based in Washington, D.C.

http://ipsinstitute.org/

Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS) June

NEPS holds and annual conference in Amsterdam.

http://www.prio.no/NEPS/Conferences/

Skoll Foundation March

The Skoll Foundation was created by Jeff Skoll in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world. Jeff believes that strategic investments in the right people can lead to lasting social change. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.

http://www.skollfoundation.org/skollworldforum/index.asp

University of Oxford--Refugee Study Center (RSC)

RSC was established in 1982 as part of the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. It has since won an international reputation as the leading multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration. Its philosophy is to combine world-class academic research with a commitment to improving the lives and situations for some of the world's most disadvantaged people.

http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/

International

International Peace Research Association (IPRA) July

IPRA holds global conferences for research on sustainable peace bi-annually. The conference aims to gather researchers form the world over to exchange knowledge. The last one was held in Leuven, Belgium, where there were over 250 presentations and was attended by about 400 researchers.

http://www.iprasydney2010.org/Communicating_Peace.html

Net Impact November

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

http://www.netimpact.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=3

Technology Entertainment Design (TED)

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds (TED). Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

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Chemonics Senior program development officer for Libya Transition Initiative

Chemonics seeks a senior program development officer (PDO) for the USAID/OTI-funded Libya Transition Initiative (LTI). This short-term position will be based in Sabha, Libya, and is currently pending USAID/OTI approval. The senior program development officer plays a critical role in ensuring that LTI-funded activities are implemented rapidly and effectively, in full compliance with USAID and Chemonics regulations and policies, and consistent with OTI's operating methodology that emphasizes a hand-in-hand approach to working with local partners. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:
Proactively identify and conceptualize potential activities that are appropriate to respond to the current Libyan political situation and the established LTI project goals
Analyze and evaluate activity applications, proposals, and agreement/award documents to ensure consistency with program goals and objectives
Develop and finalize multiple activities, on an ongoing basis, in a fast-paced and highly changeable environment; provide technical assistance to grantees and potential grantees, as required, during the activity preparation stage and in the implementation phase in coordination with other staff
Analyze Libya's rapidly changing political environment on an ongoing basis, and contribute to rolling assessments; use the OTI Activity Database for tracking and detailing activities, and liaise with the grants management, procurement and finance staff, under the direction of the chief of party, regional program manager (RPM), and operations manager, to ensure that grant implementation, compliance, and procurement requirements are adhered to
Oversee all aspects of development and implementation of the Sabha grant portfolio, as directly implemented by the Sabha office in coordination with the Tripoli grants management unit, as well as oversee the non-partisan implementation of each grant and the achievement of outputs as stated in the grant agreement
Develop no-cost and cost amendments for activities in coordination with the RPM and finance manager
Prepare and maintain grant documents consistent and compliant with all applicable requirements, procedures, and best practices; supporting documentation includes negotiation memorandums, branding and marking plans, required certifications and assurances, vetting and reference checks, environmental assessments, and others
Lead in the design, development, and implementation of activities, in coordination with the chief of party, RPM, finance manager, and other staff, to ensure compliance with USAID and Chemonics policies and procedures and achievement of intended results

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
Minimum three years of experience in project design and development preferred
Analytical ability and understanding of local and regional political context, with the ability to think creatively in conceptualizing relevant grant activities
Ability to obtain knowledge and assess capabilities of local and international NGOs, community-based organizations, interim governing structures, and media outlets implementing relevant activities and programs in Libya
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and exercise good, professional judgment that communicates the established message of LTI
An up-to-date understanding and knowledge of the political environment and social conditions in Libya
Experience working on USAID-funded projects and managing grants or working on programs with grants components strongly preferred
Experience with stabilization, governance, and outreach and community engagement programming preferred
Experience working in Libya or similar environments and on rapid transition programs in insecure environments desirable
Experience with cash-based activities preferred
Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, partner institutions including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships
Proficiency in office computer applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel
Strong organizational, management, and administrative skills
Ability/willingness to travel throughout Libya
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
English fluency and Arabic advanced proficiency required
Third-country national applicants encouraged to apply

Application instructions:

Send electronic submissions to ltirecruitment(at)chemonics.com by September 30, 2013. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics' equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify(at)chemonics.com with only "LTI - senior program development officer" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Overseas Development Institute Research Officer (London, UK)

For more information, please visit: http://jobs.odi.org.uk/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=19857 Closing date: 15 September 2013

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Research Officer - Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme
Contract: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Research Officer 1: £26,264 - £30,878pa
Research Officer 2: £31,332 - £36,851pa
Ref: GPIP/02/13

The UK's leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

About us
ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.
Our Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme is seeking a Research Officer to contribute under the supervision of the Head of Programme to developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs activities. You will have excellent quantitative skills and will contribute to the improvement of methodologies and systems for data collection.

Recent programme highlights include:
• an extensive programme of research and policy engagement on the post-2015 global development agenda
• new work on poverty measurement and inequality as part of the 'Development Progress' project
• policy advice on employment-creating economic growth and development of a new diagnostics tool for policy-makers.
About you:

The successful candidate will have:
• a degree and post-graduate degree in economics, development studies or similar
• active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond
• excellent quantitative skills, including familiarity with different types of datasets and methodologies
• experience and interest in the micro analysis of poverty and/or inequality
• experience in producing research outputs
• strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully and demonstrate cultural awareness
• excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills
• multi-tasking skills
• the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 0351 or email recruitment(at)odi.org.uk

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

Resilience Planning Specialist, UNICEF (Nairobi, Kenya)

Under the supervision of the Planning Specialist (DRR), responsible to ensure the institutionalisation of resilience focused programming with a focus on inter-agency programme collaboration and knowledge management, evidence based programming through participatory and community based considerations, resilience impact assessments in the Arid and Semi-arid Land (ASAL).

Key Expected Results
1. Development of programme strategy for UNICEF including essential components for arid and semi-arid regions - considering consultations with partners, communities, country offices, the regional office and HQ - taking into account best practices, climate change and with focus on water related interventions.

2. Provide assistance to country offices for programming in arid and semi-arid environments.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, anthropology, development studies, economics, water sector engineering or equivalent field.

- Five years of revelant work experience in the above areas. Knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and programming in arid and semi-arid environment is indispensable.

- Fluency in English and another UN working language; Local working language of the duty station an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

- Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

- Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

- Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

- Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

- Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

- Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

- Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Planning Specialist (Resilience), P-3, Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy No: E-VN-2013-001703
Duty Station: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Region: ESARO
Job Level:
Position#: ESA14004
Application Close: 13-Sep-13
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?283224

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Resilience Planning Specialist, UNICEF (Nairobi, Kenya)

Under the supervision of the Planning Specialist (DRR), responsible to ensure the institutionalisation of resilience focused programming with a focus on inter-agency programme collaboration and knowledge management, evidence based programming through participatory and community based considerations, resilience impact assessments in the Arid and Semi-arid Land (ASAL).

Key Expected Results
1. Development of programme strategy for UNICEF including essential components for arid and semi-arid regions - considering consultations with partners, communities, country offices, the regional office and HQ - taking into account best practices, climate change and with focus on water related interventions.

2. Provide assistance to country offices for programming in arid and semi-arid environments.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, anthropology, development studies, economics, water sector engineering or equivalent field.

- Five years of revelant work experience in the above areas. Knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and programming in arid and semi-arid environment is indispensable.

- Fluency in English and another UN working language; Local working language of the duty station an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

- Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

- Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

- Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

- Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

- Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

- Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

- Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Planning Specialist (Resilience), P-3, Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy No: E-VN-2013-001703
Duty Station: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Region: ESARO
Job Level:
Position#: ESA14004
Application Close: 13-Sep-13
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?283224

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Search for Common Ground Design M & E Africa Specialist (Burundi

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG's mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 29 countries, including in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who loves their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

Institutional Learning Team

The Institutional Learning Team (ILT) was set up in 2002 with the aim of supporting SFCG as a learning organization by enhancing the effectiveness of SFCG's programming through a commitment to excellence in programing, monitoring and evaluation, and through continuous learning institutionally and within related fields.

Summary of Position

The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Africa Specialist is responsible for providing leadership and technical support on design, monitoring and evaluation to half of our Africa programs. The DM&E Africa Specialist will also work within a regional structure to improve program and DM&E quality. S/he will directly report to the DM&E Manager based in Washington DC and work closely with the other three regional DM&E Specialists; including the DME West Africa Specialist. This position is based out of the SFCG Burundi office.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities and specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Country-Level Responsibilities:
Develop the ability of each country programme to improve programme design, monitoring and evaluation through:
• Providing orientation, technical support, and training to Africa staff members, particularly in areas of design, monitoring and evaluation;
• Providing regular coaching and support to DM&E Coordinators within Africa;
• Providing leadership in the development of monitoring systems (eg. the development of common indicators, M&E plans, data collection tools, evidence-based processes, and knowledge management plans).
• Supporting recruitment and management (if needed) of DM&E consultants for specific projects;
• Supporting DM&E Coordinators and staff with project planning meetings, baseline studies, monitoring missions and evaluations, where appropriate and based on project requirements;
• Analysing data collected and sharing findings with key internal and external stakeholders;
Regional-Level Responsibilities
• Liaising with the Regional Programme Manager and Regional Director to align with regional priorities;
• Convening regional DM&E Conference Calls;
• Strengthen capacity of Africa Team to design high-quality and technically-sound proposals and projects;
• Supporting the Country and Regional Directors in developing and implementing their DM&E strategies;
Organisation-wide Responsibilities
• Working closely with the DM&E Manager based in Washington DC to set priorities and review quality of the work undertaken;
• Contributing to developing organization-wide DM&E tools, systems and processes;
• Facilitates cross-organizational learning, which includes providing information, guidelines, lessons learned, and user-friendly learning tools on DM&E on the Institutional Learning Team Intranet website;
• Participating in in Program Quality initiatives led by Program Support Team under the Vice President of Programs
• Attending DM&E events, conferences, and meetings to keep up to date and maintain relationships; and
• Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organization, its mission and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge, particularly contributing to its Institutional Learning efforts.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Essential:
• Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies
• At least two (2) years of field-based data collection and analysis experience
• Multi-country and cross-cultural experience related to programme or DM&E implementation
• Bachelor's Degree in a related area required (Master's degree preferred)
• Demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on DM&E
• Experience in designing DM&E organization-wide systems
• Experience in designing and implementing DM&E data collection methodologies and tools
• Ability to coach and train others in M&E principles and best-practices
• Demonstrated capacity to coordinate evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference and recruiting and managing consultants
• Extensive knowledge of logical framework and results framework planning and evaluation methodologies and the ability to coach and train others in their use
• Self -motivated, multi-tasker and self-starter
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional relationships
• High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality
• Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment
• Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Pivot Tables, Access, as well as web browsers
• Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English and in French, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to travel for extended periods of time within Africa (40 to 50%)

Highly Desirable:

• Prior experience as a trainer.
• Knowledge of participatory methods, mix-methods, outcome mapping and/or impact evaluation techniques
• Experience working internationally and specifically in conflict/fragile state environments
• Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SPSS)

Please note: Qualified local, national, and international persons are encouraged to apply.

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

To Apply: Application Deadline: 13 September 2013. Please send a cover letter and resume to employment(at)sfcg.org or fax to +1 (202) 232-6718 with the subject heading: Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Africa Specialist. Please be sure to include projected start date, salary range, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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