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MDP student visits from UCAD Senegal

Welcome to Aliou Ndiaye, MDP candidate (graduating summer 2013) from UCAD Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, who is visiting the University of Minnesota for two weeks July and August 2013. Contact Sherry Gray for more information.

Pictured here with outgoing MDP Coordinator, Dr. Chavanne Peercy.

MDP Field Experience update from Kayla Mueller in Nepal

After ten weeks exploring rural Nepal and conducting four value chain analyses with three other teammates, I have returned from Nepal. I had the pleasure of working alongside our domestic partners, ForestAction Nepal and Rural Reconstruction Nepal to conduct these projects to inform the nation-wide Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Programme which seeks to utilize forestry to create avenues towards poverty alleviation and environmentally-sustainable development initiatives. My team specifically focused on conducting value chains of resin from the pinus roxburghii tree as well as a value chain of the acacia catechu (locally known as khayar) tree. We worked with our partners to conduct interviews and focus groups with multiple communities, including both the executive committee and the community members; government and private companies involved in the enterprises; government and nongovernment officials who serve as enablers throughout the value chain; as well as private sellers of the products. The image shown was captured during a focus group with community members who demonstrated how pine resin was collected from the local trees.

Our findings were presented over the past two weeks to both our local partners as well as their affiliate offices in Kathmandu. These presentations were conducted informally to create an environment where all stakeholders felt comfortable presenting their ideas and feedback on the value chains and their potential to poverty reduction for the poorest of the poor within communities. Primary findings and recommendations included the potential for a switch to community-managed enterprises, which currently is not happening in the Terhathum or Dhankuta districts of eastern Nepal, as well as greater collaboration and coordination across communities within these districts to promote the sharing of information, knowledge and best practices. I am incredibly grateful for the experience this opportunity provided me with, and look forward to the contributions it will make to my future career in international development.

Kayla Mueller, MDP Candidate, University of Minnesota

MIC Aug 20 event at Humphrey School: Human Trafficking - Globally and Locally

Tuesday, August 20; registration 5:30 P; program 6:00 - 8:00 P NotMyLife.pdf
Screening of documentary film, followed by a panel discussion.

Jeff Bauer, director of public policy, The Family Partnership;
Vednita Carter, executive director, Breaking Free;
John Choi, Ramsey County attorney; and
Bukola Oriola, host of Imprisoned Show
Kathleen Smith Ruhland of DLA Piper, a leading law firm in pro bono work for human trafficking victims

Where: Cowles Auditorum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE but advance registration requested

Fellowships available for Trauma Awareness & Resilience training (Harrisonburg, VA)

The Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) program at Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce two upcoming trainings:

STAR Level I: This training will take place on the EMU campus in Harrisonburg, Va. from Sept. 16-20. The five-day experiential training brings together restorative justice, human security, neurobiology, spirituality and conflict transformation, and is for those who work with traumatized populations--religious leaders, mental health professionals, humanitarian and aid workers, and educators. Trainers are Vernon Jantzi and Beverly Prestwood Taylor. Hear from one former participant about how STAR has impacted her work.

The Journey Home from War: This two-day workshop also be offered on the EMU campus, Sept. 12-13. It is for friends, families, and congregations of veterans--those who minister to soldiers as they return to civilian life. It will examine the effects of trauma on the body, mind and spirit; common responses to unhealed trauma; recognizing the symptoms of traumatic brain injury; and new skills and strategies for charting a healing journey. The workshop will be facilitated by Beverly Prestwood Taylor of the Brookfield Institute in Mass., who has been working with returning veterans since 2007. Read more about the training and fostering resiliency in returning veterans here.

Partial scholarships may be applied for. CEs and CEUs are available. For more information, go to or call 540-432-4651.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Local Governance Expert for short-term UNDP assignment (Yangon & Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar)

Myanmar is at an historic stage in its development. A new Constitution was adopted in May 2008 and elections were held in November 2010 with by-elections in April 2012. The new Constitution provides specific principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights, and separation of powers between the executive, legislature and judiciary. In a widely publicized and debated speech to Parliament on the 19 June, 2012 (see: English translation in:, ,

President Thein Sein emphasised the importance of the sub-national level (State/ Regions, Districts, Townships) for the on-going reform and for economic development, and stressed that improved local public service provision notably in the social sectors, people centred regional and township planning from bottom up, together with improved land use and registration as well as 'good governance and clean government' are essential for the States / Regions assuming a developmental role.

The government initiated reform process affect the basic foundations of the governance structure of Myanmar, as they imply a re-definition of the role and function of the state and other actors in society, change the interactions between the state and its citizen as well as change the way decisions about resource allocation and distribution are made.
Bringing service delivery closer to the people and involving them more actively in the planning and decision making process will benefit from a gradual transfer of decision making authority to lower levels of government, which are increasingly better equipped to deliver services, take autonomous decisions regarding their mandated functions and authorities, and are more responsive and accountable to the people.

Essential elements in this process are:

The establishment of well-functioning institutions, systems and mechanisms at sub-national and local level that contribute to an efficient, effective, transparent and accountable government that works in partnership with all stakeholders. These structures will enable government to interact pro-actively with citizens to identify their needs and priorities, to engage them in planning, implementing and evaluating public services, but also to enable citizens to hold their government to account;
The quality of public servants in terms of knowledge, skills, ethics, and attitudes. Public servants are the face of government and can make or break public trust in government. This makes capacity development in the public service an essential element in the democratic transition process;
To make the ongoing democratization process sustainable and well anchored in society will also require an enhancement of the capability of citizens and in particular civil society to hold government to account and to participate constructively in the development process at local, regional and national level.

Government at all levels and across all sectors is eager to operationalize and translate its new role and related functions into practice.

To contribute to an enhanced basis for policy dialogue, and to support decision-making, planning and engagement for national stakeholders and development partners, UNDP will organize a national workshop in partnership with the Government of Myanmar. The objective of the workshop is to bring together experts and experiences of local governance reforms from the South East Asia region that will provide the Government of Myanmar with valuable input to their own reform process.

For more information, please visit:

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from:

Location : Yangon & Nay Pyi Taw, MYANMAR
Application Deadline : 06-Aug-13
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 4 days

Gender Specialist, Progress (South Sudan)

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. We provide a full range of innovative program evaluation, management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies. Our global services are in the areas of democracy and governance, health and education, agriculture, the environment, and economic growth.

SI seeks a candidate to serve as a full-time South Sudanese national Gender Specialist for the Project on Good Governance in the Republic of South Sudan (PROGRESS), which aims to strengthen functions of selected Government of South Sudan and state-level institutions. In particular, the project seeks to promote effective and accountable governance in priority areas of key Republic of South Sudan (RSS) systems and organizations in order to define policy, ensure implementation of plans and policies, promote effective leadership and citizen engagement, and effectively execute a harmonized legal system. The project seeks to offer both long-term technical support to transfer technical knowledge, skills and support as well as short-term advisors to partner governance institutions to develop specific systems to enhance governance effectiveness. The project will be implemented over a three-year period, with two one-year options following the initial implementation period.

Responsibilities and Tasks:
The Gender Specialist will be working directly under and reporting to the M&E Manager, and alongside a local M&E Specialist. The candidate will be responsible for integrating gender sensitive approaches to technical assistance, and will work closely with the M&E specialist to analyze the effect of the PROGRESS project to ensure that these analyses adequately and appropriately include gender based differences, stake holder groups, and that interventions are made more effective through gender equity.

The Gender Specialist will improve the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of PROGRESS interventions by creating a strategy that includes consideration of gender differences and gender-based stakeholder groups in activities. The Gender Specialist will work closely with the COP to develop such a strategy including a gender-disaggregated monitoring and evaluation plan that measures results against a baseline. The Gender Specialist will also work with the COP and PROGRESS technical teams to ensure that PROGRESS mainstreams gender into all activities.

The Gender Specialist will improve the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of PROGRESS interventions by creating a general strategy, and will work closely with the COP to develop such a strategy including a gender-disaggregated monitoring and evaluation plan that measures results against a baseline.

Specific Activities Include:
Undertake s number of activities designed to increase women's roles
Actively monitor and analyze activities to ensure that they are proportionally facilitating a more equitable role for women
Incorporate gender into indicators that lend themselves to disaggregation
Insure that data are collected and statistics and analysis are included in all reports
Design and implement a gender needs assessment;
Improve the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of RSS interventions by ensuring that gender is analyzed and incorporated into the design and implementation of RSS interventions;
Strengthen the capacity of RSS personnel to conduct their own routine monitoring and evaluation of programmatic interventions in a gender sensitive manner;
**Please Note: This is a local opportunity. TCNs will be considered CCNs for this opportunity.**

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience in international development, with experience working in the context of gender and women, skills in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, as well as experience with governance institutions. Regional experience in East Africa is preferred. He/She should have an advanced degree in gender, international development, or other relevant fields.

Required Skills:

Bachelor's degree
Minimum of 3 years working with donor-funded international development programs
Experience working on issues directly related to women in developing countries, as well as conducting gender assessments, and developing gender indicators
Expertise in gender analysis, strategic planning and integrating gender balance into project design and management
Technical and contextual background in gender main streaming and/or gender considerations incorporated into government structure
Familiarity with USAID Gender Policy and Program Cycle, ADS regulations on gender integration and USAID required gender indicators preferred
Must be fluent in English
To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

To Apply:
Please apply online at: (submit an updated CV and a cover letter via the DevHire system).

We will contact only eligible candidates to further discuss their availability. Please no phone calls. Social Impact is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 31 August 2013.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from AWID:

Source: Social Impact
Social Impact. South Sudan.
Closing date: August 31, 2013.

Communications Coordinator: Arabic Online Presence, International Center for Transitional Justice (New York, NY)

Under the supervision of Communications Director, oversee the development, design, editing and distribution of online communications collateral in Arabic; coordinate the maintenance and expansion of the Arabic website, overall web presence and implementation of online strategies in Arabic language. Oversee functional maintenance and design of ICTJ's multilingual websites. Liaise with ICTJ programs and relevant external partners for communications purposes. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2013

The role is based at ICTJ's headquarters in New York and reports to the Communications Director.

Major duties and responsibilities:

Work with the Communications Director and other relevant staff to develop, implement, and evaluate online strategies to support ICTJ's programmatic and communication goals.
Work with the Communications Director and other relevant staff to identify key communications opportunities/priorities, and develop strategic messaging for Arabic -speaking audiences.
Work with the Communication Director and other relevant staff to ensure maintenance and development of ICTJ brand on all Arabic-language digital assets, including the website, social media channels, email products, and multimedia content.
Coordinate production of content on Arabic website, which can include: developing and maintaining site content calendar; drafting, editing and posting of features; reviewing translations and copyediting; news feed management. Manage and schedule the updating of static content.
Work with the relevant staff to develop and implement the social media strategy for Arabic-speaking audiences on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and others; manage cross-platform coordination, visibility, and brand cohesion.
Develop and strengthen linkages with online human rights community and media in MENA region and Arabic-speaking countries.
Coordinate mailing strategy for Arabic-speaking audiences, targeted distribution of ICTJ content, events calendar, press releases and other materials.
Identify opportunities for / formulate new online projects that drive organizational objectives; develop business cases for project approval.
Oversee the functional maintenance and layout of ICTJ's multilingual websites to ensure optimal website usability, design and maintenance; liaise with outside partners and vendors to ensure the functionality of ICTJ's digital assets.
Monitor, evaluate and report on ICTJ's online presence metrics (Arabic).
Work closely with staff to develop role of the Communications Unit in major ICTJ events for web and social media coverage. Liaise with external partners to secure on-site logistics, manage team production flow.
Coordinate preproduction, craft, and conduct video/audio interviews with ICTJ and external transitional justice experts for ICTJ event coverage, reports or other written articles.
Develop and manage digital outreach campaigns to increase the reach and "stickiness" of ICTJ's digital content in Arabic, and to promote other (non-digital) content, such as publications and multimedia to Arabic-speaking audiences.
Design and implement ICTJ staff training and workshop sessions on communications: including social media management, multimedia content development, and other relevant communications skills.
Other duties as assigned.
Position Scope:

Duties are complex and broad in nature. They require significant technical skills, project management skills, and familiarity with transitional justice concepts.

Program Responsibility
Manages multiple projects, performs work oneself and oversees components performed by others from within ICTJ or outside consultants.

Fiscal Responsibility
Makes routine expenditures; negotiates and estimates significant web-related expenditures for director's approval.

Incumbent has regular contact with staff within all ICTJ offices, media representatives, vendors, and external actors.

Position Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Public Policy, or other relevant field. Relevant Master's degree preferred.

Minimum of 5 years relevant professional communications work experience, preferably in human rights, international law, or a related field. Minimum of two years experience in developing online content, website maintenance, and social media management.

Related Skills or Knowledge

Must be a native Arabic speaker, and have excellent oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English. Excellent editing and copyediting skills in Arabic. Strong French reading and written skills are highly desirable.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Experience directing design, information architecture, and usability for content focused websites.
Experience with design software, CMS (especially Drupal) and HTML.
Experience with a wide variety of web 2.0 applications.
Experience with social media campaign development and implementation.
Experience with bulk email programs and media databases.
Experience with online analytics software.
Superior ability to balance multiple priorities, meet deadlines and be able to work effectively under pressure.
Strong interpersonal skills; experience working collaboratively as part of a small team.
Strong research and analytical skills as well as the ability to solve problems and exercise good judgment.
Experience managing external vendors.
Strong interest in international affairs, particularly in human rights.
How to Apply

Send a cover letter and CV to jobs(at) with COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR in the subject line. Please no phone calls. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from International Center for Transitional Justice:

Communications Coordinator: Arabic Online Presence - New York

AWID Women's Rights Information Coordinator (Francophone Africa)

Women's Rights Information Coordinator (French), AWID, Francophone Africa with some flexibility Closing date: August 4, 2013.

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist organization working to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally.

Overview of Position:
The French Women's Rights Information (WRI) Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for:
Planning, researching and producing information on a wide range of women's rights issues, processes and events
Coordinating content production, dissemination and related activities with team members, external contributors and allies
Actively building and engaging with AWID's Francophone constituency and developing French language content partnerships
Actively participating in team and organization learning and development processes
The French WRI Coordinator reports to the Women's Rights Information Manager.

At least 4-6 years experience:

In a non-profit development and/or human rights and/or women's rights organization in a related role in the Global South and/or CEE/CIS and MENA
Producing information, including research and writing, for diverse audiences
Working in an international organization as part of a multicultural team
Other Requirements:

Familiarity with elements of feminist theory and women's rights frameworks
Able to travel internationally (1-2 times a year)
Committed to the principles and values of feminism, anti-discrimination and anti-racism
Experience working in a virtual, multi-location team

Knowledge of and contacts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region
Courses or certificates in communication and/or new media
Content Design
Works with the WRI Manager and team to identify information themes and priorities
Develops an information strategy and related work plan for each priority theme, including but not limited to:
a) Defining target audiences and information outcomes, conducting background research, identifying and analyzing key documents;
b) Identifying the most strategic formats and dissemination channels;
c) Identifying relevant stakeholders for content contributions and partnerships;
d) Developing an operational work plan that documents timelines and outputs and division of labour with relevant team members
Content Production, Compilation and Dissemination

Researches, produces, edits and disseminates diverse content on priority issues including at least two Dossier du Vendredi articles or interviews a month
Liaises with contractors and external contributors to coordinate timely submission of commissioned content
Regular sourcing of online content in French relevant to agreed priority issues
Regularly monitors the use of WRI information and ensures adjustment of dissemination plan to respond to lessons learned
Constituency Building and Engagement and Content Partnerships

Ensures access to timely news and information related to priority themes by maintaining relationships with strategic external stakeholders, in coordination with the WRI Manager
Provides opportunities for AWID member and constituency engagement with content in line with AWID's social media and constituency engagement strategy
Supports the development of AWID's online community in French, through direct outreach and engagement to promote discussion and debate on priority themes
Develops content partnerships to reach diverse Francophone constituencies
We are looking for a bilingual (French/English) individual who is committed to the principles and values of feminism, anti-discrimination, and anti-racism. The ideal candidate will have an-depth knowledge of knowledge of women's rights and gender and development issues, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, and knowledge of the latest online and social media technologies. If you have strong multitasking skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision, we would love to hear from you!

Download a complete job description:
JD Fr WRI Coordinator_final.doc 82.50 kB

To Apply:
Please send:

Current CV and cover letter (addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications and outlines why you want to work for AWID)
The exact source/location you saw the advertisement for this position
Fax: +416 594 0330
E-mail: jobs(at) (please include "Women's Rights Information Coordinator (French)" in the subject line of the email)

No phone calls please. Only email and faxed applications will be accepted. The application closing date is Sunday, August 4, 2013. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. AWID encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

To learn more about AWID and our programs, please visit our website at

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from AWID:

Women's Rights Information Coordinator (French)

Source: AWID
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Location: Francophone Africa (preferred, but flexible).

West African Network for Peacebuilding training program for practitioners (Accra, Ghana) in Sept.


The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) would like to announce the start of admissions to the West Africa Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) 2013.

This year's Institute will be held from 02nd to 20th September, 2013 at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana.

WAPI is a three-week intensive training program that aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society-based peacebuilding practitioners and institutions in order to promote the development of indigenous responses to conflict.

Six courses will be offered during the three-week period, each week having two 5-day intensive courses running concurrently. The courses are highly interactive and participatory, blending theory and practice in the field of peacebuilding.

Admission to WAPI is open to practitioners, students, policy makers and civil society members, business community and individuals interested in peacebuilding, processes of dialogue and mediation, conflict analysis and development, cross-border crimes, electoral disputes management, youth and peace education, conflict prevention and gender, natural resource conflict management.

Please find details attached in both English and French on the courses and fees and application forms (English and French). Send the completed application form to:

wapi(at) and facquah(at)

Deadline for submission of application document is 12th August, 2013.

Please circulate this information to colleagues and institutions that may be interested.

You could also visit our website for further details or regular update on the training at

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Fellowship: Visiting Policy Fellowship, Center for Global Development (Wash, DC)

The Center for Global Development (CGD) aims to strengthen the link between independent research and practical ideas for development policy by attracting a mid-career, rising policy star to work at the Center for up to one year on a discrete development policy project of her or his choosing. CGD is an independent, non-profit research organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving the policies of the rich and powerful--the United States, other rich countries, the emerging powers, and international institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF and the World Trade Organization--to improve economic and social development prospects in poor countries.

The visiting policy fellow will have the opportunity to be part of CGD's rich intellectual life while working on an independent policy project designed to overcome a clearly identified development policy obstacle.

Candidates should be the best and brightest mid-career policy professionals (minimum seven to ten years' work experience) with solid track records, great future promise and demonstrated development policy leadership. Potential applicants should have first-hand experience with development policymaking. In the U.S., for example, this could include experience at the White House, State Department, Defense, Treasury, U.S. Agency for International Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. Trade Representative or intelligence agencies. Additional private sector, legislative and other development experience is welcome.

Competitive stipend. Stipends may not be used to fund ongoing research or other projects already underway.

Application procedures:
CGD is now accepting applications for fellowships starting in spring or summer 2014. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and one-page project proposal to jobs(at) with "Visiting Policy Fellowship" in the subject line. Project proposals should explain how the candidate will use his/her time, what issue(s) will be addressed, and how the project will affect real-world development policy. Proposals will be evaluated for relevance, originality, practical application and likelihood of completion within the one-year timeframe.

CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Finalist(s) for this position may be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from Center for Global Development:

Visiting Policy Fellowship

Project Officer, War Child (Jordan)

War Child is implementing an emergency project with Syrian refugees in the North of Jordan. The project focuses on working inside Za'atari camp, providing support to the most vulnerable children and their caregivers. Special attention will be paid to the most vulnerable and neglected group of children and youth inside the camp - particularly on issues dealing with child labour, children in conflict with the law, children with disabilities, and girls in general.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from War Child:

Junior Research Fellow, Knowledge Production Department, ACCORD (Durban, South Africa)

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South Africa-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD's primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, analysis and prevention and intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.

ACCORD is currently recruiting for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to be based in ACCORD's Knowledge Production Department (KPD). KPD's strategic objective is to establish ACCORD as a positive and constructive learning organisation that enhances policy, research and practice in the field of conflict management and resolution. The JRF will also work with ACCORD's Interventions Department and other stakeholders, as and when required.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
The overall tasks of the Junior Research Fellow are - but are not limited to:
• Generate cutting-edge research on peace and conflict issues in Africa;
• Carry out literature surveys pertinent to the department's research projects;
• Formulate and draft research reports and concept notes;
• Provide research support to colleagues in KPD and other departments as and when required;
• Liaise with partners and stakeholders that KPD works with;
• Attend conferences, seminars, workshops, colloquia, as and when required;
• Author academic papers on peace and conflict issues in Africa for potential for publication with ACCORD;
• Carry out ad hoc administrative and project management tasks.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Masters degree in International Relations, Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies or a related field in Social Sciences;
• Exceptional research, analytical and writing skills;
• Fluency in English;
• French, Portuguese or Arab language skills are valued and will provide a candidate with an added advantage;
• Familiarity with key African and other international institutions and actors involved in conflict management, conflict resolution, peace and security on the continent;
• Appreciation for cross-cutting issues and area expertise are valued;
• Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The fellowship will take place over a period of four months, beginning in August 2013, pending availability of the successful candidate. The fellowship is based in Durban, South Africa but may include international travel. The honorarium for the 2013 fellow is R 9,500 per month. In addition, travel costs to and from Durban will be covered.

How to apply:
Please send your relevant letter of motivation, CV (with three referees), published research or ten-page writing sample of original research (all in English), with KPD-JRF-ACCORD in the subject line to: by no later than Friday 26 July 2013.

In an effort to build African capacity, young scholars from Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

For more information about ACCORD please visit

Junior Research Fellow, Knowledge Production Department, ACCORD

Based: Mt. Edgecombe, Durban, South Africa
Closing date: 26 July 2013
Starting date: August 2013

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

International IDEA hiring for positions in Africa & Asia

Multiple Jobs available at International IDEA in South Sudan and Asia and the Pacific

Job Opportunities and Tenders

International IDEA employs a mix of both fixed-term staff and short-term experts. Employees can be professionals, consultants, or junior professional officers. International IDEA also supports university students through an internship programme.

All vacancies are advertised. To receive information on when a suitable position, tender or internship is advertised, please create or update your CV on-line. IDEA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.
Current vacancies:
Position Title Closing date
Programme Officer - South Sudan
28 July 2013
Finance and Administrative Assistant - South Sudan
28 July 2013
Director for Asia and the Pacific
16 August 2013
Calls and Tender notices:
Title Closing date
Call for submissions Project Evaluation for "Supporting Electoral and Political Processes in Kenya" project
Tender Notice
Request for Proposals - Revised
Terms of Reference
22 July 2013
Call for Electoral Risk Management Tool Coordinator in Nepal (consultancy)
Tender Notice
Letter of Invitation
Terms of Reference
23 July 2013
Call for Submission of Papers on the theme of "Regional Organizations, Rule of Law and Constitutional Governance"
Call for Submission of Papers
Terms of Reference
Concept Note
24 July 2013
Call for Submission of proposals for Development Communications/Social Marketing Specialist
Tender Notice
Request for Proposals
Terms of Reference
SoDA leaflet

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

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

The Policy Division develops and implements the UN Women program of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UN Women provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at country and regional level. It identifies emerging issues and trends, and develops and proposes new strategies for achieving the agreed goals through innovative approaches and lessons learned about what works in practice. It also designs and oversees the training and capacity development programs of UN Women, working closely with the UN Women training facility in Santo Domingo.

The Policy Division staff is organized in Thematic Sections, bringing together technical experts who: undertake issues-based research; analyze data on country, regional or global trends; build a knowledge base on policy commitments and their implementation; propose evidence-based options for global policy, norms and standards and for UN Women global programme strategies; and contribute substantive inputs to policy advocacy and technical cooperation programmes.

The Macroeconomics thematic area of work focuses on the framework and incentives that create the enabling environment for women and men to engage in labour, financial, goods and services markets. Macroeconomics shapes development and growth path, determines patterns and levels of inequalities, delineates boundaries between paid and unpaid work, influences social reproduction and shapes the structure of the formal and informal sectors. Working in this area of focus, will unable UN Women to engage in policy work on exit routes from crises (i.e., economic and financial crisis; food and fuel crises, etc) and on how social protection can complement and support policies for poverty elimination and growth for development. The work will enable UN Women to engage in debates and produce policy advocacy tools aimed at designing sectoral policies - in agriculture, trade, investment and labour market, for example - so that increased gender equality and social justice are integral to development. Under the supervision of the Chief of Section, the Policy Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing the organization's policies in the Macroeconomics area of expertise to achieve gender equality and advancement of women. He/she provides technical and policy advice at country and regional levels, through strategy development, thematic reviews, tools for capabilities building and channels for knowledge sharing and prepare documentation for UN normative intergovernmental processes; prepare studies, reports and content for policy advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:

Substantive input to policy development in Macroeconomics;
Advisory services, technical guidance and programme support;
Substantive support to intergovernmental processes and policy development;
Representation and advocacy;
Knowledge generation and capacity building.
Substantive input to policy development in Macroeconomics:

Lead corporate policy development in the area of Macroeconomics;
Lead development of policy strategies in the area of Macroeconomics;
Develop tools, guidelines and manuals on the thematic area, for use by UN Women country offices, the UN system, and other partners;
Provide technical and policy leadership when UN Women participates in, convenes, or leads interagency group on policy related areas;
Provide thematic inputs and guidance to corporate strategic planning and positioning;
Oversee, develop proposals and/or manage projects/studies with respect to global/ thematic gender equality policies and programmes or other relevant interventions;
Contribute to the preparation of UN Women's flagship reports on the status of women Conduct and/or lead the analysis of data and provide evidence to build the case for policies and interventions on gender equality and distill relevant lessons;
Research, develop and/or present policy papers, practice notes/concepts and other knowledge based-tools for discussion in global and regional forums to help influence/advance policy dialogue.
Advisory services and programme support:
Provide Policy Advisory services in the thematic areas to ROs/MCOs/Cos;
Provide policy guidance on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional policies and procedures;
Work closely with UN WOMEN's regional and national programme offices to support the development and implementation of programmes in the area of Macroeconomics;
Provide technical inputs into program documents, country strategies, and knowledge products;
Organize technical consultations, South-South and South-North exchanges and other opportunities to share experiences and promising practices on effective means of enhancing gender equality and women's influence;
Develop catalytic global programmes with normative and universal content which can add value to UN Women's leadership in innovation, knowledge, and technical areas;
Plan, organize and substantively service ad hoc expert group meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops and similar gatherings, including identification and determination of major issues for discussion and selection of participants, development of background documentation, preparation of reports and policy recommendations, and dissemination of results of such meetings;
Manage, supervise and carry out the work programme of the Unit under his/her responsibility to ensure substantive and technical quality according to standards and goals for each thematic area.
Substantive support to intergovernmental processes and policy development:
Provide substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as Commission on the Status of Women, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate and prepare analytical summaries of debates, supporting negotiations and analyzing/compiling outcomes;
Prepare substantive input into and help coordinate the development of analytical reports to contribute to the Secretary-General's mandated reporting to intergovernmental forums;
Support the implementation of resolutions, decision and other directives in relevant areas of focus, including through support to expert bodies created by intergovernmental forums;
Provide inputs in international fora to help shape development of global and regional policies, norms and standards and implementation strategies.
Representation and advocacy:
Represents the UN Women at policy making inter-agency, inter-governmental and international technical and advocacy for the area of Macroeconomics;
Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or hold programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions;
Contribute substantively to the development of strategic approaches to policy dialogue, resource mobilization, partnerships, advocacy and outreach;
Establish and nurture relationship with academia, research institutions, civil society and experts to expand and share knowledge, exchange views on latest findings, incorporate cutting-edge thinking in UN work;
Contribute to pro-active positioning and planning for the ED's trips and meetings.
Knowledge generation and capacity building
Contribute substantively to the knowledge management and development of capacity building of UN Women Programme staff in the Macroeconomics area of focus;
Contribute to the development/expansion of knowledge management strategies and methodologies in the Macroeconomics area of focus;
Establish and lead global communities of practice that promote collaboration, peer support, consultation and surface innovation, good practices, lessons and needs and opportunities;
Engage in existing thematic and gender equality networks to better connect UN Women and partner work and promote learning and innovation;
Develop and maintain rosters of gender experts, who can develop technical support to UN Women offices, national partners, UNCT's or other UN system entities;
Contribute to the internal flow of information throughout the organization on policy and technical issues;
Produce knowledge products to meet UN Women needs and standards of quality;
Maintain and ensure quality of content in the thematic area in UN Women guidelines, tools and other materials;
Advise possible evaluations to the Evaluation Section and extract learning from evaluations and reviews across the regions.
Impact of Results:
The Policy Advisor impacts on the development and implementation of UN Women policies and strategies in the Macroeconomics area of focus. Failure to proactively develop and help implement UN Women policies would greatly diminish the impact and credibility of UN Women within the area of women's economic empowerment.

Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrate and promote ethics and integrity by creating organizational precedents;
Organizational Awareness:

Build support for the organization and ensure political acumen;
Development and Innovation: Support staff competence development, and contribute to an environment of creativity and innovation;
Work in teams:

Build and promote effective teams. Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
Communication and Information Sharing:

Create and promote an environment for open and effective communication;
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
Conflict Management:

Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

Share knowledge across the organization and build a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

Ensure fair and transparent decision making processes and manage risk.
Functional Competencies:

Substantive knowledge and experience related to current policies and practices in the Macroeconomics area of focus;
Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience;
Strong communications skills, with proven expertise in writing cogent and convincing policy and programme documents for development practitioners;
Proven analytical and problem solving skills;
Ability to leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal office performance;
Good planning, goal-setting and prioritization skills;
Effectiveness in establishing and fostering good relations with government counterparts, UN agencies, donors, and NGO partners;
Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills and ability to delegate appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority.
Required Skills and Experience

Master's degree (or equivalent) in Economics or related field.

A minimum of 10 years of extensive development experience that combines intellectual, strategic and managerial leadership in development, policy analysis, sociological/gender equality at least seven of which is in the thematic area of the post.
Language Requirement:

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and Cross-posted from UN Women:

Application Deadline :09-Aug-13
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-5
Languages Required :

Human Settlements Officer, UNCHS (Nairobi, Kenya)

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The post is located in the Office of The Executive Director (OED), Regional Office for Africa (ROA), Kenya Desk

Under the general supervision of the Director of the Regional Office for Africa (ROA) and under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Settlements Officer of the Kenya Desk, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Providing advice to the Urban Local Government and Decentralization Group (ULGDG) on urban development in Kenya by:

• Ensuring regular communication between the incumbent, the ULGDG and the Joint Urban Development Programme,

• Submitting progress reports to ULGDG on promoting a network ofurban actors in Kenya.

• Ensuring input from the ULGDG to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

• Identifying further areas of collaboration.

2. Providing strategic support to the Joint Urban Development Programme (JUDP) by:
• Ensuring increase in capacity of the JUDP to meet expected oucomes.

• Identifying and representing key stakeholders' interests, through the National Habitat Committee, to advise and assess the JUDP.

• Organizing selective training and disseminating of best practices and expertise to relevant stakeholders within the JUDP.

• Promoting activities and analyzing the work of the JUDP.

• Identifying areas for closer cooperation.

• Promoting a Poverty Reduction and Human Rights-Based Approach in all areas of urban development and assisting in integrating the same in the proposed programmes.

3. Documenting and Reporting:

• Monitoring upcoming relevant initiatives by other stakeholders.
• Reporting biannually on progress of urban development.
• Securing relevant documentation and disseminating experiences.

3. Organizing an urban network by:

• Identifying beneficial areas through dialogue and facilitating the dialogues for stakeholders.
• Working with the on-going national processes relevant to the urban sector.
• Encouraging the formation of an urban network in Kenya that is self-sustaining;
• Organizing annual meetings of stakeholders to share best practices and give progress reports.
• Promoting international best practices, experiences, relevant expert information and academic research across all stakeholders.
• Ensuring cultural sensitivity is embraced throughout the entirety of the initiative.


• Professionalism: Relevant academic background; Experience in managing multi-disciplinary large scale programmes; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of development issues; belief in core principles of people centred development; understanding of core UN-Habitat's values, mandate and vision, and understanding of UN systems.
• Planning and Organizing: Ability to prepare work-plans and budgets; organizing staff and delegate responsibility; provide oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; experience in preparing log-frames and monitoring according to log-frames.

• Communication: Ability to listen and respect others ideas; negotiation skills with Governments, communities and donors; confidence in speaking and presentation; people orientation; participatory decision making.
• Teamwork: Work collaboratively to achieve programme goals; ability to mobilize full potential of staff members; gender awareness and sensitivity; experience in working in multi-cultural environments; respect for diversity.

• Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in his/her daily work and maintains political neutrality in negotiations and interactions with multiple urban stakeholders.


Advanced University Degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in an urban discipline preferably in Architecture, Planning, Economics, Land, Legislation. A first university degree with a combination of two years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in coordination, implementation and management of projects and programmes for the urban sector at the country level; with specific emphasis on the context of developing countries.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language or Nordic language an asset.

Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. This position is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
1. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
2. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee


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Humphrey School renews Humphrey International Fellows program

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs International Fellowship Programs office (IFP) is pleased to announce the renewal of its long-standing grant from the US Department of State, subgranted and managed through the Institute on International Education (IIE), to host the Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellows for another five years (2013-2018).

The International Fellowship Programs office at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs has hosted international fellows, including the Humphrey Fellows, since 1978. In that time, more than 500 mid-career professionals from over a 100 different countries have been in residence at the University of Minnesota to pursue leadership and professional development activities in an academic setting. The program has engaged a number of faculty, staff and students in activities with and for Humphrey Fellows; over the years, countless friendships and connections between the Humphrey School community and Fellows from around the world have enriched the School's culture and extended its global reach. Committed volunteers, citizens of the Twin Cities community, have served as host families and cultural connectors for the Humphrey Fellows for many years, giving each Fellow a stronger bond with the local community.

Past coordinators of the program have included Dean G. Edward Schuh and Inez Schuh, Robert Kudrle, Barbara Crosby, Ragui Assaad, Sudha Shetty, Katherine Fennelly, and Karen Lokkesmoe. The current program team, led by Humphrey School Professor and global policy area head J. Brian Atwood, includes Coordinator Sherry Gray, Associate Coordinator Rosa Tock, Office Administrator Nkayo Drepaul, and summer intern Sarah Carthen Watson.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. Information about the program can be found here:

IFP information:

IIE program information:

Job: Dep Dir Carnegie Moscow Center

We are seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director at the Carnegie Moscow Center. This is an exciting position for a talented, Russian-speaking individual who would serve essentially as the chief administrative officer of one of Russia's premier policy research institutions.

Additional details are available at

Andrew S. Weiss
Vice President for Studies
Russia and Eurasia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
P +1 202 939 2360 | M +1 917 287 0229 |

sent by Humphrey School of Public Affairs Dean Eric Schwartz

2 positions open at The Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis, MN)

Pass the word onto your friends, family, and others about two positions we need to fill: Development & Communications Assistant and Administrative Assistant for Research, Education, and Advocacy Program Areas.

The Development & Communications Assistant will play an important part in The Advocates' Communications Department and Development Department. This person will:

Assist with coordination of fundraising events, including house parties and the annual Human Rights Awards Dinner and silent auction
Assist in producing event invitations and communications materials including the Annual Report, newsletters, email communications, social media, website updates, videos, blog, and press releases
Help with year-end and other fundraising mail appeals
Assist with management of GiftWorks donor database
Help with grant applications and reports and research on prospective donors
Help manage Development and Communications calendars
Maintain organizational website and social media sites
Track media coverage of The Advocates and maintain media contacts list
Maintain archive of photos for use in development and communications materials
Take on other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


B.A. or equivalent degree; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to establish priorities and manage projects effectively; experience with Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Creative Suite; careful attention to detail and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right; ability to build strong relationships with The Advocates' diverse staff and community; and an interest in fundraising, marketing, human rights, social justice, and building the local and international human rights movement.

To read more about the position and its responsibilities or to apply, click here

The Administrative Assistant will work with a variety of projects related to U.S. and international human rights issues. This person will:
Assist the International Justice and Research, Education, and Advocacy staff with correspondence, scheduling, travel arrangements, grant writing and reporting, data entry, record-keeping and coordination of fundraising and other events.
Assist with recruiting, training, coordinating, and supporting interns and volunteers in all program areas.
Assist with communication with local, national and international community partners, including maintaining e-mail lists
Support advocacy efforts and creation of print and online advocacy materials for issues before the United Nations, regional human rights mechanisms, Congress, and the Minnesota Legislature.
Update programmatic information on website and assist with social media.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


B.A or equivalent degree, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to establish priorities and manage multiple projects effectively. Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-directed, and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right. Experience with Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as proficiency in a foreign language, is desirable.

To read more about the position and its responsibilities or to apply:

sent by Dean Eric Schwartz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Register now for MINN Event: Getting Hired (8/1)

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

You asked and we answered! Build your professional network just in time for the MINN IDEAS Conference in October.

Come join MINN's Education and Social Committees for a fun-filled evening with activities that will help you with your progress in landing an international development job including: Networking - come early (at 6pm) to build connections with your fellow international development practitioners.

An opening introduction from an international development recruiter to give you the latest insight on job opportunities and what you need to do to get hired.

LinkedIN/DEVEX Profile Tips -fresh perspective and helpful suggestions on how to highlight your experience to grab the attention of the hiring decision maker.

Networking Tips - with a few pointers to improve your short compelling story on "why you should hire me," you will be able to start practicing it in this low stress environment, and become prepared to use it at the MINN IDEAS Conference.

More networking - this event will end with another chance to connect with each other and talk more about your experience, passions and organizations that interest you. You might meet that right person who has a personal contact that could open some doors.
Remember to bring your business cards. Also, think about updating your LinkedIn page and creating your DEVEX profile, because this event will help you increase your professional network. Check out these career resources recently published by the Humphrey School's Global Notes for online inspiration:

When: August 1, 2013, 6-7:30pm

Where: Rondo Library Community Room, 461 N Dale St, St Paul MN 55104
Regisration: This event is free, but, due to limited space, we ask you to pre-register

2012-2013 India Fellows finish program

Government of India Fellows Priya Ranjan, Rakesh Goyal, Shyama Prasad Roy, Narinder Khajuria will soon finish their fellowship year and MPA degree. Mr. Ranjan and Mr. Goyal will depart end of July; Mr. Prasad Roy and Mr. Khajuria will depart early August. We wish this safe travels and hope to keep in touch.

Humphrey community do take this opportunity to say farewell to our outgoing GOIs, if you have not yet done so.

The new cohort of five GOI Fellows arrives August 11.