Shelter For Life is recruiting for the following positions:
- Communications Coordinator (Communications Coordinator Job Posting.docx)
M&E Intern (ME HQ Job Posting.doc)
Shelter For Life's is a faith based non-profit, doing humanitarian aid and relief work overseas for 27 years. Their Mission: To demonstrate God's love by enabling vulnerable populations affected by conflict and disaster to rebuild their communities and restore their lives.
They are sincerely hoping to attract and retain qualified individuals that share this mission! See attachments above for further details.
Research Assistant (International Program)/ Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) / Washington DC/ Application deadline August 1, 2012
Job Description: CEPR has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Assistant (for CEPR's International Program team). The focus of this work will be international economic policy issues. Responsibilities include collection and analysis of data from Spanish and English print and electronic sources, preparation of charts and graphs, research of English and Spanish literature and summarization of relevant background material. This position will include original research of Latin American financial sources, and writing in and translating into Spanish for a Latin American audience.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess a B.A. or B.S. in economics or related field, with working knowledge of statistics, international and labor economics, and the politics and economics of Latin America; several months of experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of Microsoft Office, spreadsheets and graphics software; and oral and written fluency in English and Latin American Spanish.
Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.
Closing Date of Position: Open until filled.
To Apply: Send application packet to Research Assistant Search Committee, CEPR, 1611 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009, or jobscepr2012(at)cepr.net. Application packet should include:
• Cover letter, including salary requirement • Resume • Short (1-2 pages) response to the question: How can the US improve its policy toward Latin America? • Recent writing sample showing your analytic and research skills.
No telephone calls or faxes please.
Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.
Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR's mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.
CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.
How to apply
To Apply: Send application packet to Research Assistant Search Committee, CEPR, 1611 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009, or jobscepr2012(at)cepr.net. Application packet should include:• Cover letter, including salary requirement • Resume • Short (1-2 pages) response to the question: How can the US improve its policy toward Latin America? • Recent writing sample showing your analytic and research skills.
No telephone calls or faxes please.
Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.
Research and Learning Coordinator, Washington, DC
We are currently seeking a Research and Learning Coordinator for an anticipated USAID-funded Women's Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) project. WLSME is a pilot research program funded by USAID's Microenterprise & Private Enterprise Promotion office (USAID/MPEP) which seeks to directly increase the entry and growth of women-owned and/or women-managed SMEs in the developing world; and through participation in rigorous impact evaluation separately funded by USAID, generate learning for the field regarding what works and why. Together with local partners, ACDI/VOCA's program will focus on increasing women-owned SMEs capacity to identify market opportunities, plan and manage growth, increase employment, and access financial services. The project will help local partners and associations to analyze markets in the agriculture, food, hospitality and textile sectors; disseminate information; and train female SME owners.
• Develop a learning agenda to identify and disseminate lessons to project stakeholders.
• Serve as a liaison, collaborating between ACDI/VOCA, local partners, third party researchers and impact evaluators, beneficiaries and USAID.
• Organize and participate in planning and coordination phone calls between researchers and USAID.
• Collect and share information such as but not limited to inputs and outputs, institutional decision-making processes, project indicators and intervention details, beneficiary demographic and contact information, and program costs and income.
• Organize and participate in learning workshops and other learning activities such as online forums and webinars and report key findings.
• Coordinate a project closing learning workshop.
• Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics and prepare high-quality and timely reports for review by the Program Manager using recommended formats and communication channels.
• Develop/adapt M&E forms and tools for use by local partner staff.
• Ensure compliance with ACDI/VOCA's corporate M&E systems.
• Must be able to coordinate all M&E activities with local and international partners.
• Reports directly to the Program Manager who will provide oversight on all research and learning activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Three (3) years or more of professional experience working in research, monitoring, and/or knowledge management, especially in developing countries.
• At least two (2) years' experience working on gender-related issues is required.
• An advanced graduate degree such as a Master's or PhD in a related social science discipline, e.g. economics, sociology, or political science is preferred.
• Experience with USAID-funded projects preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Fluency or strong proficiency in English required.
• Fluency in Russian highly desired.
How to apply
Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/RLC, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20001 or fax (202) 469-6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.
Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor/ Public Health Institute- Global Health Fellows Program II/ Application deadline June 29, 2012
Global Health Fellows Program II
Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
The Global Health Fellows Program II seeks a Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor (GHFP II-P1-047) for the Office of Health Systems in the Bureau for Global Health. Assignment: Two year fellowship. GHFP-II is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Knowledge Management and Communication Advisor (Advisor) has the unique and exciting challenge of leading Agency Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) stakeholders to develop and coordinate the knowledge management and communications strategy around USAID's health systems strengthening work, create efficient and cost-effective approaches to promote a learning environment in USAID on HSS, manage knowledge across health systems strengthening programming, and ensure that information feeds back into Agency HSS implementation and builds knowledge. The Advisor leads the development, implementation and monitoring of the Health Systems Office knowledge management and communications strategy to ensure the ability to collect information and capture knowledge. In coordination with other Health Systems Office and Global Health staff, the Advisor contributes to the development of the Health Systems Office research agenda.
Establish a health systems network in USAID that connects health systems strengthening colleagues throughout the Agency to share knowledge
Set up a web-based health systems intelligence function that provides USAID staff and other stakeholders with accurate, timely, comprehensive information on developing country health systems and on USAID health systems strengthening programming
Develop and disseminate communications materials that convey the scope and breadth of USAID's HSS work and its impact in terms appropriate for a variety of audiences, from Congress to disease program advocates to the general public. Leverage media channels efficiently and effectively
Support HSO and HSS colleagues in communicating information about HSS work through scientific and other channels
In collaboration with PDMS, develop and implement professional development activities
Review and constantly improve HSO's processes for content development, monitoring, marketing, delivery and support, and share lessons learned both internally in USAID and externally with the wider community and through the media
Establish and promote information standards, capture and share best practices, approaches, and lessons learned, and promote the adoption and use of working communities of practice within HSO, partner projects and the broader community
In coordination with the HSO M&E Advisor, develop tracking and reporting methods to improve HSO efforts, share lessons learned, and determine strategic outcomes of HSO programming
Provide advisory services to projects and missions, facilitate cross-country learning, including but not limited to south-south technical assistance, study and oversight visits, video and conference calls
Expand strategic engagement with HSS issue advocates, science and technical community, academia and policy experts
Master's degree in knowledge management, library science, communications or related field
Minimum five years' experience in organizational learning and creating a culture of knowledge management and communication, with at least 2 years' experience in an international or resource challenged setting
Proven experience developing programs in organizational learning, development curriculum and for diverse cross functional groups and multi-lingual/global projects in low technology countries
Proven experience implementing strong strategic communications, with significant experience working in the health sector
Proven experience in using social learning and Web 2.0 approaches
Proven experience with press outreach and media relations experience - preferably mainstream media
The ability to work with and influence senior colleagues
Strong management skills
Excellent analytical and written and oral communication skills, extensive experience working in organizational communication as well as public relations
Fundamental understanding of information content and associated issues
An in-depth appreciation of IT and its utilization
Demonstrated knowledge of information and communications technology and its application
Demonstrated familiarity with key concepts in health systems strengthening and global health.
Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment
Ability to work with diverse teams and cross-culturally
Ability to travel internationally (up to 25% time)
Knowledge of USAID policies, procedures, and reporting requirements highly desired
Proficiency in a second language highly desirable
US Citizenship or US permanent residency required
How to apply
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II's online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on June 29, 2012. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
We are pleased to inform you that we are still accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Information Resource Officer positions.
Click here (http://careers.state.gov/specialist/vacancy-announcements/iro) to read the vacancy and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs. The new deadline to submit completed applications is July 20, 2012.
All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire Vacancy Announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply, be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain the necessary security, medical and suitability clearances.
Please visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for answers regarding the Foreign Service Specialist selection process. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
Demand is increasing for study-abroad programs, faculty exchange, and research partnerships with Indian academic institutions. Does your college or university have a strategy for taking advantage of the opportunities for international program development and institutional partnering in India?
Please join CIBER and the Minnesota Trade Office on Wednesday, June 6 to discuss these opportunities, including a presentation by the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist responsible for promoting and supporting academic alliances between the U.S. and India. We will also have a discussion of best practices with University of Minnesota representatives who have established effective partnerships in India.
When: Wednesday, June 6, 9:00 - 10:30 am. Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Where: Carlson School of Management, Room 2-219, 321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fees: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Directions and parking information: http://carlsonschool.umn.edu/about/directions/index.html
Note: due to construction on Riverside Avenue and part of 19th Avenue near Carlson, please leave extra time for travel! We recommend using Cedar Avenue to access the 19th Avenue ramp.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AEA GRADUATE EDUCATION DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (GEDI) DEADLINE: Thursday, June 21, 2012
The American Evaluation Association welcomes applications for its Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program that provides paid internship and training opportunities for academic year 2012/2013. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of the GEDI program are to:
Expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other under-represented groups who have extended their research capacities to evaluation.
Stimulate evaluation thinking concerning under-represented communities and culturally responsive evaluation.
Deepen the evaluation profession's capacity to work in racially, ethnically and culturally diverse settings.
Interns may come from a variety of disciplines, including public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, and the natural sciences. Their commonality is a strong background in research skills, an interest in extending their capacities to the field of evaluation, and a commitment to thinking deeply about culturally responsive evaluation practice.
The Internship: Building on the training content described below, the Interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site near their home institution from approximately September 1 to July 1. The interns may work on a single evaluation project or multiple projects at the site, but all internship work is focused on building skills and confidence in real-world evaluation practices. Interns receive a stipend of $8,000 in recognition of their internship work based on completion of the internship and satisfactory finalization of program requirements, including any deliverables due to the host agency, progress reports, and reflections on the internship experience.
Training and Networking Components: It is assumed that students come to the program with basic qualitative and quantitative research skills. The GEDI program then works to extend those skills to evaluation through multiple activities:
Fall Seminar. A five-day intensive seminar, held August 19 to August 23 in Claremont, CA, provides an orientation that expands the student's knowledge and understanding of critical issues in evaluation, including thinking about building evaluation capacities to work across cultures and diverse groups. The interns complete a self-assessment in the Fall, clarifying their own goals during program participation.
AEA Annual Conference. Interns will spend the week of October 22 to October 27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the American Evaluation Association annual conference. While there, they attend (a) pre-conference workshops selected to fill gaps in their knowledge and skills, (b) conference sessions exploring the breadth and depth of the field, and (c) multiple networking events to connect them with senior colleagues. The interns also conduct a small-service learning project in the form of an evaluation of one component of the conference.
Winter Seminar. A three-day seminar, held in January of February, provides the students with additional training, coaching on their evaluation projects, and panel discussions with evaluation practitioners working in a range of contexts.
Evaluation Project. Interns will have the opportunity to provide support to an agency's evaluation activities in close proximity to their graduate institution. Interns will provide three updates on their evaluation project activities as part of the internship program, describing and reflecting on the application of their evaluation knowledge to the actual project activities.
Monthly Webinars: The students gather each month for a two-hour webinar to check in on evaluation projects and site placements, add to existing skill-sets, and learn from invited guest speakers.
AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute. The program ends with attendance at the Summer Evaluation Institute held in Atlanta each June. There, students once again connect and finalize project reporting, attend training workshops, and participate in a graduation ceremony.
Specific Support Mechanisms: Interns are supported by colleagues at school, at their site placements, and within the sponsoring association:
An Academic Advisor. The academic advisor at the Intern's home institution supports and coordinates coursework and other activities, while helping to integrate the internship program with the student's plan of study.
A Sponsoring Agency. Students generally are matched with sponsoring agencies near their graduate institution that provide the opportunity to perform evaluation activities compatible with students' research interests and skills. Last year among approximately 75 applicants, six GEDI were competitively selected based on available sponsorships in the following cities: Atlanta (1), New Jersey (1), Baltimore (1), Pittsburgh (1), and Chapel Hill (2). GEDI then matched two remaining top applicants with cooperating agencies near their graduate institutions. Similar placements are expected this year. We are currently finalizing sponsor recruitment for 2012-2013; sponsors pay the Intern's $8,000 stipend, plus travel and training costs to the four meetings.
Supervising Mentor. A colleague at the host site with evaluation experience acts as a guide and mentor throughout the program.
GEDI Program Co-chairs. The GEDI program Chair, Stewart Donaldson, is an experienced evaluator. Working with a a cadre of colleagues, he oversee the curriculum and site placements. Throughout the internship the Chair is available to guide, advise, and support the interns in achieving their professional goals and the goals of the program.
AEA Staff Support. AEA staff provide logistical support throughout the internship. Post-internship, they work to connect program graduates with opportunities for leadership, participation, and networking within the association.
Online Community. The GEDI cohort uses an online community space for checking in, turning in updates, asking questions, and informal networking.
Student Benefits: Interns receive support from advisors and mentors, quality training focused on evaluation, real-world work experience, registration waivers and guidance at two professional evaluation conferences, and multiple opportunities for professional networking. In recognition of the time involved in the program (approximately 2 days per week), each intern also receives an $8,000 stipend and is reimbursed for major travel expenses related to the program (airfare and hotel specifically).
Eligibility: We seek students who are not already enrolled in an evaluation program/specialization or pursuing an evaluation degree who:
Are enrolled in a masters or doctoral-level program in the United States and have completed the equivalent of one full year of graduate level coursework;
Are residing in the United States;
Have already been exposed to research methods and substantive issues in their field of expertise;
Demonstrate via written essays the relevance of evaluation training to their career plans and their commitment to culturally responsive practice;
Are eligible to work for pay in the United States outside of an academic environment (non-U.S. citizens will be asked to provide documentation of current eligibility); and
Have support from his/her academic advisor.
Criteria for Selection: The interns will be selected based on their completed applications, materials provided, and subsequent finalist interviews focusing on:
Their thinking around and commitment to culturally responsive evaluation practice;
The alignment between their skills, aspirations, locale, and internship site placement needs;
The quality of their academic, extracurricular, and personal experiences as preparation for GEDI; and
Their capacity to carry out and complete the program, including support from an academic advisor.
To apply: Download the GEDI Application and return all requested materials via email as described on that document on or before Thursday, June 21, 2012. Please note that it may take a few weeks to compile the requested information and thus we recommend that you begin as soon as possible before the deadline.
Questions: We recommend beginning by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Should you have further questions, please contact program liaison, John Lavelle via email at gedi(at)eval.org for questions about the program.
More about the program: Go to the GEDI homepage
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy, calls for applications for the XI Edition Master of Arts in "Human Rights and Conflict Management" (a. y. 2012-2013)
Applications shall be submitted online at www.humanrights.sssup.it
Applications for admission by EU citizens shall be sent no later than 17th October 2012.
The selection process of Non-EU citizens will instead be held in two rounds. The application deadline for the first round of selection of non-EU candidates is set on 2nd July 2012, while the application deadline for the second round is set on 17th September 2012.
We encourage applicants to apply in the first round, as space in the class may be limited by the second round. In addition, applying in the first round leaves more time for visa procedures.
1 year post-graduate professionalizing programme
Language of instruction is English
Running from 14th January 2013 until Spring 2014
440 hours of classroom lectures (+ individual studying)
550 hours internship and final project work
The curriculum is strongly multidisciplinary and field oriented and includes courses in: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Geopolitics and regional issues in historical perspective, Philosophy of HR, Economic Development, Theories and Techniques of Conflict Management, International PK and PB operations, International HR Field operations, International Election Observation missions, International Humanitarian operations, International Project Development, Personal security, Preventive Medicine & First Aid, Essentials of Research and Writing, Career coaching.
The internship is meant to supplement the in-class training with a relevant hand-on experience, to be carried out with a renowned organization working in the areas of human rights protection/promotion, conflict prevention/resolution, humanitarian assistance or development, either in the field or at headquarters.
The tuition fee is 7.250 (seven thousand two hundred fifty) EUR and includes: attendance of all lectures, didactic material (mainly in electronic format), participation in seminars and field trips, tutorship & career counselling, access to the school's library and computers, lunch on lesson/exam days. Travel, accommodation in Pisa and during the internship and any other expense are the responsibility of each participant.
The Master offers one scholarship, covering the full tuition fee, to be awarded to the most deserving applicant.
Depending on financial availability, reduced tuition fees might be offered to citizens from non-OECD countries who are eligible for a study visa for Italy.
For further details, please visit www.humanrights.sssup it , or contact:
Master of Arts in "Human Rights and Conflict Management"
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Via Cardinale Maffi, 27 56126 Pisa - ITALY
Tel. ++39 050 882653/55
Fax ++39 050 882633
Consider adding Immigrant Health Issues (PA 5451) to your Fall 2012 schedule
An on-line course for graduate students interested in Public Policy, Education, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work and related fields. The course may be taken for 3 or 4 graduate credits (4 credits with a final project; 3 credits without final project).
The demography of American communities is changing dramatically, but many of our institutions have not kept pace with the needs of new African, Asian, Eastern European and Latino residents. Health care and social service providers used to treating European-origin families and some Latino residents are suddenly seeing refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Laos, Bosnia, Cambodia and the Sudan. In order to meet the needs of these new residents, it is imperative for providers and policy makers to understand the context and motives for immigration, as well as the characteristics and belief systems of their clients.
• Acquire research skills to access demographic, health and background information on immigrants in the U.S.
• Understand the major characteristics and health needs of new immigrants
• Design "culturally competent" health programs
• Learn to advocate for needed changes to promote immigrant health
• Interact with other professionals and policymakers
Professor Robin Councilman, M.D. - Family Medicine/Community Health
For more information: Immigrant Health Issues Flyer - Councilman.pdf
Registration Questions? Contact: Stacey Grimes firstname.lastname@example.org 612-626-1329
*Master's degree in family and consumer sciences, public health, food policy, nutrition, or a closely related discipline.
*Three years professional experience in a field related to the position. Supervision experience (particularly of paraprofessional staff); budget management experience including monitoring and complex reporting; experience in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health and/or nutrition programs.
*Proven ability to apply and integrate research-based knowledge into educational program design, delivery, teaching and evaluation products.
*Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders, particularly urban stakeholders associated with food support, public health, and local foods networks.
*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with new American, diverse, and underserved audiences.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Experience in project management.
*Evidence of successful use technology for teaching, communication, information-gathering, program delivery, and/or reporting.
*Experience promoting consumption of healthful foods with diverse audiences, including low-income individuals and families.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
*Manage and ensure compliance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) federally funded grants and reporting requirements
*Continue to engage historically underserved audiences when developing delivering programs
*Supervise two Program Coordinators who in turn supervise the CNEs who deliver the programs to diverse community audiences
*Adapt, deliver/implement and evaluate educational programs based in scholarly/scientific research
*Foster and contribute to a positive work climate with colleagues, advisory groups, partnerships and other audiences
*Develop funds and resources to support educational programs through grants, fees, sales and other means
*Assume program management functions such as public relations or marketing in collaboration with the program area and regional Extension structure.
*Use and conduct scholarly applied and community-based research in collaboration with campus faculty
*Use technology to communicate, locate information, monitor trends, design and deliver programs, evaluate and report
*Develop and maintain effective regional, university and state partnerships that further the development and delivery of Extension educational programs
*Continue professional development to maintain a high-level of expertise
*Successfully achieve advancement in academic rank in Extension
Please apply online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=101781
Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience (SENE) --www.nomadicexperience.com-- was founded in 1998 by mountain guide and ultra-runner Simon Mtuy. Today, Simon continues to carry out his vision of a sustainable, Tanzanian-owned and operated adventure travel business that promotes the beauty of Tanzania while contributing to the well-being of its people and environment. SENE specializes in high-quality, customized, safe, and sustainable Kilimanjaro climbs, safaris, biking and running trips, and Zanzibar excursions, that stay with clients for a lifetime.
SENE is currently looking for a Communications and Marketing Coordinator to work in a two-person Minneapolis office to coordinate social networking and marketing activities and raise the SENE profile in adventure communities. This position is part-time and offers a flexible work schedule and pays $12/hour on a monthly pay cycle. Start date is September 4, 2012.
Duties + Responsibilities
- Implement social networking and marketing strategy, including updating Facebook and twitter accounts and growing networking base
- Manage SENE website, ensuring that content is updated and error-free
- Manage marketing budget
- Create print and web advertisements
- Lead outreach initiatives to partner companies and organizations
- Other duties as assigned, including communicating with clients and providing trip information
- Some travel may be required
Minimum Qualifications + Requirements
- Bachelors degree (or in-process)
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and content management systems
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Interest in Africa/Tanzania
- Experience traveling/living internationally
- Social media experience
- Interest and participation in adventure activities
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with limited oversight
Additional qualifications a plus:
- Swahili speaking and writing skills
- French speaking and writing skills
- Kilimanjaro and Tanzania experience
- Google ads experience
To apply, send a resume and email cover letter highlighting your qualifications with subject line "SENE Communications & Marketing Coordinator" to email@example.com. Be sure to include why you are applying to the position. Application deadline is June 6th, with interviews immediately following.
The Markets & Enterprise Program of the World Resources Institute (WRI) is looking for a full-time staff position of Research Assistant in its Aqueduct water risk mapping team.
WRI is a leading non-profit institution providing analysis, tools, and environmental solutions (see www.wri.org). The Aqueduct project is located within the Markets and Enterprise Program (MEP) at WRI. MEP works to harness markets and enterprise to expand economic opportunity and protect the environment.
Primary responsibilities of the research assistant:
- Leading the collection and analysis of water data for Aqueduct, including providing statistical and geospatial analysis, monitoring data for inconsistencies and bias, coordinating with Aqueduct's hydrological modeler, ISciences, as well as managing Aqueduct river basins databases;
- Leading the quantitative validation and revision of all river basins;
- Assisting in development and documentation of Aqueduct methodology;
- Supporting colleagues through literature review of Aqueduct basins, water stress indicators, composite indices, and corporate water risk;
- Undertaking research and production of working papers and reports on Aqueduct's river basins, including derivative application of Aqueduct's global river basin water risk maps (e.g., geospatial overlays with Aqueduct maps);
- Participating in conference calls and meetings;
- Coordinating with Aqueduct contractors (ISciences, Blue Raster, and University of Missouri) on all matters related to data formats, GIS, hydrological modeling, and software development; and
- Any other data-oriented tasks.
- Provide some administrative support and research for MEP and Aqueduct Directors; and
- Support Aqueduct communications by providing Q&A, blogs, and web content.
The ideal candidate is results-focused, organized, and comfortable working independently as well as with a team. Additional skills/qualifications include:
- A bachelor degree in statistics, economics, hydrology, natural resource management, engineering, policy or related field
- Working knowledge of GIS, statistics, water resources management, hydrological engineering, econometrics, financial markets, and/or risk management
- Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills, preferably with publication experience
- Basic knowledge of PCA, OLS regression, and understanding of fundamental statistical concepts such as bias, independence, and covariance
- Working knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcPy, Python, and at least one statistical software package (preferably R)
- Fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Familiarity with the Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong, Orange-Senqu, Murray-Darling, or Colorado Rivers would be an advantage
Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.
Consultancy: Guide for Governments - Guidelines for Disaster Managers in Asia-Pacific, OCHA-ROAP (Bangkok) - Applications close 31 May 2012
Consultancy: Guide for Governments - Guidelines for Disaster Managers in Asia-Pacific, OCHA-ROAP (Bangkok) - Applications close 31 May 2012
Cross-posted from: http://reliefweb.int/node/493692
Consultancy - Guide for Governments: Guidelines for Disaster Managers in Asia-Pacific, OCHA-ROAP
Closing date: 31 May 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
This consultancy assignment is largely home-based with some travel to Bangkok and other Asian cities for field work
May to December 2012
Over 100 participants to the Fourth Regional Humanitarian Partnership Workshop for the Asia-Pacific Region: Strengthening Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity (held in Shanghai, China, 12-13 October 2011) agreed that in order to improve the knowledge and understanding of key developments in national, regional and international disaster response and humanitarian assistance systems, the OCHA Regional Office for Asia-Pacific will facilitate consultations with participants to develop guidelines for the humanitarian community and Member States in the Asia-Pacific region to accelerate action on preparedness for response, including agreed upon standard preparedness procedures. To facilitate this process of developing a Guide for Governments, the OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok is recruiting a Consultant.
The Consultant will lead the production of a concise, clear, and practical "Guide for Governments" to focus on:
• providing a concise overview of tools and services available to national Governments to support emergency response; and
• assisting national authorities to manage incoming international assistance during emergencies
The concept note for the project is annexed herewith.
How to apply:
Please email the following documents to the Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok at email: ocha-roap(at)un.org to be received not later than 31 May 2012.
(i) Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and motivated for this particular assignment.
(ii) Completed personal history profile form.
(iii) Please provide a brief methodology explaining how you will approach and conduct this work.
For more information, please follow this link: http://reliefweb.int/node/493692
THE UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION (AFSA) Invites you to a luncheon meeting with
Dean Eric Schwartz of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs:
Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, June 20 12 Noon - Luncheon
12:40-1:45 PM, Dean Schwartz, and time for questions and comments
Town and Country Club, 300 Mississippi River Blvd. North, St. Paul, located immediately on the St. Paul side of the Marshall-Lake Avenue Bridge
After many years of not raising our luncheon charge, we now do need to raise it to $30 to cover food and our modest organizational expenses. Students are welcome at a reduced price of $15. Preferred method of registration is to mail your check made out to AFSA to Molly Harris, 4 Cardinal Lane, North Oaks. MN 55127. You may also e-mail your registration to pogopen(at)usfamily.net or call 651-483-4692.
Eric Schwartz became dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in October 2011, after a 25-year career in senior public service positions in government, at the United Nations and in the philanthropic and non-governmental communities. Prior to his arrival in Minnesota, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. From 2006 through 2009, Schwartz directed the Connect U.S. Fund. From August 2005 through January 2007, he served as UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery. Before that appointment, Schwartz was a lead expert for the congressionally mandated Mitchell-Gingrich Task Force on UN Reform. In 2003 and 2004, he served as the second-ranking official at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. _____________________________________________________________________
This program continues our 2012 series of Frank B. Kellogg lectures honoring the only Minnesotan to have risen to the position of Secretary of State. It is also co-sponsored by the Minnesota International Center, the St. Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations, and the United Nations Association of Minnesota.
August 1, 2012
Hourly compensation, estimated 20 hrs/week.
Seeking a part-time Operations Manager for an entrepreneurial, start-up nonprofit that utilizes business approaches to improve the quality of life for those living in extreme poverty in rural villages in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Additional information about the organization can be found at www.onevillagepartners.orgPosition Description:
Working 20 hours per week, the Operations Manager supports all aspects of OneVillage Partners' operations in the U.S. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Intern Recruitment/Management 25%
•Develop an internship program to effectively address routine administrative tasks by working with the ED to define meaningful positions, eligibility requirements, and job descriptions.
•Recruit, interview, vet, and manage U.S. interns through universities and networking.
•Assist in the recruitment/vetting/management of American interns and consultants who travel to Sierra Leone.
•Maintain strong working relationships with colleges to promote the internship programs.
•Develop an orientation program for new interns.
•Manage and maintain a database of current and former interns - both U.S-based and SL-based - and their talents, interests, and experience.
•Oversee online communications with donors and volunteers using Constant Contact.
•Manage OVP website and media content.
•Communicate with partner NGOs, formers travelers and interns, and universities colleges.
Program Research/Assistance 10%
•Work with volunteer and student committees to guide program research.
•Oversight and assistance with budgets, staff, and operations in Sierra Leone.
•Administrative and management experience required; specifically, effective, proven personnel management experience, budget creation and management, and systems development.
•Excellence in developing and maintaining strong interpersonal relations with a variety of stakeholders
•Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
•Strong computer skills and online strategy experience; Microsoft Office Suite and social media essential, HTML and Constant Contact (or other email marketing systems) desired.
•Strong ability to work independently; energy, enthusiasm, and innovation in problem solving.
How to applyPlease submit cover letter and resume to apply(at)onevillagepartners.org Applications will be considered as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs capstone proposals requested by August 20 (global policy & international development projects)
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is accepting proposals from organizations for the 2012-2013 academic year global policy (GPA) and Master of Development Practice (MDP) graduate student capstone courses. We are looking for project proposals from organizations working in international political, economic, security, human rights, humanitarian/relief, development or environmental fields. The description and guidelines for submitting a proposal is in the attached request for proposals (RFP). Please e-mail your proposal and any questions to Sherry Gray at the contact information below.
For 2012-2013 consideration, please submit project proposals before August 20, 2012. A confirmation of receipt will be returned for all received project proposals. The selected organizations will be contacted in mid-September 2012.
The value of capstone pro bono projects to the client is hard for us to calculate, but potential clients should keep in mind that graduate research assistants at the University of Minnesota are paid from $17 to $26 an hour and also receive normal university benefits as well as tuition benefits. A team of graduate students can provide a potentially valuable service for organizations on projects in which their time and expertise is most useful.
Please see the attached fact sheet about HHH capstones. 2012 Capstone Fast Facts-update.docx
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)
Cason Family Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative (and other partners; 2 years in a row)
Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Global Deaf Connection/Junior Achievement Jamaica
Mano a Mano
No Time For Poverty (NTFP)
One Village Partners (2 years in a row)
Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)
Sherry Gray, Ph.D. 葛雪瑞 博士
Coordinator and Lecturer, Global Policy Area 休伯特·杭弗瑞公共事务学院 全球政策协调员
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota 美国明尼苏达大学
232 Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA
Telephone (1-612) 626-5674（办) Fax 625-3513
Call for Applications OSCE Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN) SEMINAR " Rebooting the world, rethinking Central Asia" (Almaty, Kazakhstan) 4-6 September, 2012
Call for Applications OSCE Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN)
SEMINAR " Rebooting the world, rethinking Central Asia"
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 4-6 September, 2012
The seminar's working languages are English and Russian; applicants must be fluent in both.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan is pleased to inviteundergraduate students currently enrolled in universities from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to submit applications for competitive selection to attend the OSCE Central Asian Youth Network Seminar, which will be hosted by the OSCE Centre in Astana and held on 4-6 September 2012 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The seminar will bring together promising students from Central Asian OSCE participating States to enhance their critical thinking skills and ability to think beyond the box about existing threats to security in Central Asia. The seminar also aims to stimulate creativity and encourage a co-operative approach among students from countries in the region. Seminar participants will be selected based on the quality of their application (particularly the critical review)1 and their community involvement.
CAYN alumni are also encouraged to apply. There are 10 funded places reserved for CAYN alumni. The candidates will be chosen based on their proposed substantive contribution to the event. But in any case, if you happen to be in Almaty at the time of the seminar, please feel free to join CAYN2012 (prior registration is required).
Successful candidates will be invited, all expenses paid, to attend the seminar in Almaty to participate in panel discussions, interactive exercises, and a simulation game with their fellow Central Asian students, CAYN alumni, and leading regional experts. We look forward to welcoming you to Almaty!
OSCE/CAYN2012 Student Application: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEZySzV1MXk0ZTVCdzBJaGI3N1ZNdlE6MQ
OSCE/CAYN2012 ALUMNI Application: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFEMEtRT2swbmg3NFR6SV82N1NMVUE6MA#gid=0
DEADLINE: 13 June, 2012 (Earlier submissions are encouraged)
For more information on OSCE/CAYN activities, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/174026419859/ or contact vie email: osce.cayn2012(at)gmail.com
1How we evaluate your critical review: We expect a highly original personal perspective on the topic. We will look for an ability to challenge existing assumptions, a coherent presentation of arguments, a clear structure, and intelligent comments. Anti-plagiarism rules apply to all works received.
This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org
- Applications close 10 June 2012
Cross-posted from: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=30250 and from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org
For further information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=30250
CLIMATE CHANGE GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS ADVISOR
Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline : 10-Jun-12
Additional Category Environment and Energy
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Starting Date (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Aug-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
Duties and Responsibilities
The Climate Change Governance and Development Effectiveness Advisor will provide substantive and technical advice and advocacy regarding Climate Change Governance and Development Effectiveness and report to the Democratic Governance Practice Team Leader at the APRC. The Adviser will provide specific support for UNDP's policy and programming in two related areas: (i) strengthening UNDP's policy advice and technical support for the enhancing climate change governance at country levels; and (ii) applying development effectiveness principles and approaches to climate change finance and ODA.
Regional Policy Advisory/Programme Support-Delivery:
Provide policy and programming support to country offices and national stakeholders in the region to strengthen: (i) the governance dimensions of a climate change response, (ii) the effective delivery of climate finance; and (iii) the overall management of development finance:
Provide policy advisory support to the Country Offices, Governments and Asia Regional Governance Programme (ARGPII) as well as other relevant regional programmes on climate change governance and development effectiveness.
Support the implementation of innovative approaches to governance assessments and political economy analysis that inform country level climate change policy and programming.
Support analysis and provide advice on how governments and other stakeholders can best access sources of international climate finance that strengthen and use their own budgeting, planning and public financial management systems.
Support UNDP CO and governments in their facilitation of Consultative Groups and Round Tables and other policy forums to consider climate change finance and development effectiveness concerns and ensure that gender dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation are integrated in the agenda.
Have oversight of a P3 governance and development effectiveness advisor supporting work on development effectiveness services to government and country offices focusing on aid policy and implementation of the Busan commitments on development effectiveness
Research and Content Development:
The advisor will work with UNDP Country offices, UNDP APRC's Democratic Governance team, and across UNDP's practices at regional and global levels, to strengthen knowledge management on climate change governance and development effectiveness at the country level. To this effect the advisor will:
Lead the management of the multi-stakeholder climate change finance and development effectiveness community of practice and work across practices to ensure that this CoP adds value to and draws value from other CoPs in climate, development effectiveness and governance as well as gender for example.
Ensure innovative analysis, assessment and approaches to the governance of climate change and to the delivery of climate finance in line with development effectiveness principles is codified and shared within UNDP, with country partners and other developments partners in the region.
Work with the P3 development effectiveness to ensure knowledge products on development effectiveness and innovation in the implementation of the Busan commitments on development effectiveness are also shared.
Support country level monitoring of effectiveness of climate change finance and ODA in line with the Busan monitoring framework and country level development effectiveness monitoring mechanisms
The advisor will support global policy development on climate change governance and development effectiveness by ensuring cutting edge innovations from the region are fed into HQ policy processes; and by ensuring UNDP's corporate policy and innovations at the global level are replicated in countries of the Asia Pacific. To this effect, the advisor will:
Facilitate country consultations and providing evidence and feedback to HQ in their leadership across international processes such as the Global Partnership on Development Effectiveness, the UNFCCC Standing Committee on climate finance and Rio +20 processes
Support RBAP in its oversight of country policy and programming that relates to climate change governance; climate change finance and development effectiveness
Ensure relevant RBAP and other bureau are consulted upon and involved in the design of policy research and guidance developed from the region.
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization:
The advisor will work with UNDP APRC's Democratic Governance team to strengthen its strategy, resource mobilization and programming with a focus on the governance of climate change and development effectiveness. Including by:
Leading resource mobilization on climate change governance and development effectiveness including as UNDP's lead advisor to the CDDE Facility, as a multi donor programme of support for governance of climate change and development effectiveness.
Lead DG team's contributions to the multidisciplinary APRC team on Governance of Climate Change and Development Effectiveness.
Develop strategic partnerships in democratic governance supporting APRC's goals of integrated approaches to development programming.
The advisor will work within the DG team to ensure that the UN/UNDP approach to the governance of climate change and development effectiveness is understood and supported by the UN.
Support UNDAF roll outs in their consideration of climate change governance, climate finance and development effectiveness initiatives.
Support UNDAF roll outs as a facilitator and advisor on how development effectiveness relates to the UN.
For further information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=30250
INTERN SUMMER SECURITY SPRINGBOARD Deadline to apply is June 22nd
Help your interns take advantage of summer in D.C. and learn how progressive values shape smart security policy.
The Truman National Security Institute's Intern Summer Springboard is a 5-week long leadership development program that arms a new generation of policymakers and politicos with a firm grasp of national security threats and challenges.
Why political philosophy and security theory matter
Who serves in our military, and how it is structured
Why human rights make smart foreign policy
The tactics behind strategic communications
How to craft a persuasive and publishable Op-Ed
Critical challenges of nuclear weapons in the 21st century
The Security Springboard meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, July 10th to August 7th. Lunch provided.
Weekly presentations led by the Truman Project's experienced trainers and recognized leaders in the national security community.
The Security Springboard is open to anyone with a summer internship in Washington and an interest in gaining exposure to the core tenets of strong, progressive national security. Participation will be capped at 100 participants. We especially welcome progressives from fields not traditionally tied to foreign policy and national security, but who seek to better understand it.
Find out more at www.trumanproject.org.
To apply, interns must:
1) Complete the application form available here.
2) Submit a resume and a brief essay (no more than 2 pages) explaining their interest in the Security Springboard and how they heard about the program to SecurityScholars(at)trumanproject.org.
Please use "Summer Intern Security Springboard 2012" as the subject of the e-mail.
Due to the abbreviated nature of the program and in the interest of building a cohesive class, attendees are required to attend each session, and "drop-ins" are not permitted. The program, including the lunch and reading material, is provided at no cost to the participants or their offices.
A tool for assessing management capacity at the decentralized level in a fragile state
The International Journal of Health Planning and Management
William Newbrander, Chavanne Peercy, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Petra Vergeer
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Fragile states need assessment of decentralized management capabilities, not just of the central level, to design capacity-building efforts focused on improving management. Improving the management capacity of health departments at the provincial or district level is just as critical as strengthening the central ministry in fragile states if a health system that effectively addresses the real health needs of the population is to be formed. This paper describes a management capacity assessment tool developed for use in fragile states. It uses a framework that describes six critical management areas: oversight and coordination; human resources; resource management; health financing; community involvement; and health information management. These core areas of health system management are assessed with regard to capacity in three core management functions: the capacity to plan, to implement, and to monitor and evaluate. The tool was applied to assess the management capacity of six counties in Liberia. The results helped differentiate the level of capacity of the different counties and clarify the actions required to strengthen the health system in the periphery. The assessment also allowed the prioritizing of county health offices with regard to the level of capacity building required to improve management. The tool also identified successes that can inform the design of future health programs in other county health offices. The tool can be applied to other challenging country situations to assess management capacity, which will help focus technical assistance to the health sector in fragile states.
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.