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7th November 2015

Contents

1 Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Human Rights and Peacekeeping – course in French
(26 November–7 December 2015)
b. Community Responses to Corruption (6-11 January 2013)
c. Continental Conflict Transformation Course
(4 February – 8 March 2013)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Global regional impacts of the events of September 11
(20 November 2015)
b. September 11 – human rights dimensions
(20 November 2015)
c.  Fieldwork in conflict areas – practical issues
(27 November 2015)
d.  The price of peace: the political economy of peace operations
(30 November – 1 December 2015)
e. Peace and justice or war and terrorism: the implications of September 11 for the educational and interfaith communities (1 December 2015)
f. Coercive versus non-coercive implementation of international human rights (3 December 2015)
g. Women and peacebuilding (4 December 2015)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a.  Mini-grants available for web-based conflict resolution information projects
b. Awards for human rights, journalism, etc
c. Consultation on women and policing in Latin America
d. SSRC grants for research collaboration in conflict zones
e. Feldman graduate fellowship in sustainable development (US/Sri Lanka)
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. Stop the War demonstration (18 November 2015)
b. Human Rights Film Series – Jung (War): In The Land Of The Mujaheddin
c. Celebrating Diversity
 
5. New Resources
  Publications:
a. Burma's Excluded Majority: Women, Dictatorship and the Democracy Movement
b. Israel / Palestine: Peace or Apartheid
– Prospects for Resolving the Conflict
c. Engineering in Emergencies: A Practical Guide for Relief Workers (2nd edition)
d. Enhancing EU Capacity to Foster Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa
e. Meeting the Challenges: Report of the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the Implementation of the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development and its Update (2000-2005)
f. Regulating Private Military Companies: Options for the UK Government
Online:
a. Building Conflict Prevention Capacity: Methods, Experiences, Needs
b. ALNAP Useful Resources Database
c. Bin Laden and the Balkans: The Politics of Anti-Terrorism
d. Taking Over the World: Militarism and Corporate Globalization
e. Dialogue in Action website
f. Dialogue Webpage for Conflicts Worldwide
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. International Alert: Programme Manager – Light Weapons and Peacebuilding (closing date: 23 November 2015)
b. Conciliation Resources: 2 Senior Management Positions:
Accord Programme Manager / Series Editor (closing date: 23 November 2015)
Co-Director (Organisation) (closing date: 14 December 2015)
c. Bretton Woods Project: Policy Analyst (closing date: 27 November 2015)
d. International Federation Of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Senior Officer, Food Security (closing date: 28 November 2015)
e. Health Unlimited: Project Manager - Well Women Media Project (closing date: 30 November 2015)
f. Swiss Peace Foundation: Research Analyst for Afghanistan/Pakistan (60-80%) (closing date: 30 November 2015)
g. International Alert: Great Lakes Programme Administrator (6-Month Position) (closing date: 7 December 2015)
h. Peace Brigades International - Colombia: International Observers

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS ISSUE DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF QED.

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACEKEEPING - COURSE IN FRENCH
26 November – 7 December 2015
LIBRE ET ÉGAUX: LES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE ET LE MAINTIEN DE LA PAIX

Le but de ce cours est d'apporter aux membres des disciplines reliées au maintien de la paix, les connaissances élémentaires des normes applicables aux droits de la personne ainsi que celles nécessaires à leur mise en application concrète. Il sera démontré que d'être familier avec tous les aspects reliés aux droits de la personne est en soi essentiel au succès des missions de maintien de la paix modernes.

Le cours est principalement destiné aux cadres intermédiaires et supérieurs, et aux personnes d'expérience équivalente, issus des différentes composantes du Nouveau partenariat du maintien de la paix. Idéalement, environ 50 % des participants seront originaires du Canada, l'autre moitié provenant de la communauté internationale. Un profil de cours a été conçu de façon à assurer un équilibre dans la participation et la représentation de l'ensemble des intervenants dans le maintien de la paix international.

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez contacter: Maj Luc-André Racine, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre / Le Centre Pearson pour le maintien de la paix, Cornwallis Park, PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0S 1E0. Tél : (902) 638-8611 ext 147; Fax: (902) 638-3310; Email: lracine ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca; :Website: www.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca

b. COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO CORRUPTION
Somarka Conference Centre, near Oslo, Norway

Organised by the Centre for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, Norway

Key Facilitator: Richard Nielsen,
Professor at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

In CCM’s work they have discovered that corruption in many forms is listed by people they work with as one of the major obstacles to peacebuilding and good governance. For this reason they have invited Richard Nielsen of Boston College to Norway to facilitate a workshop together with CCM’s Graham Dyson on developing community responses to corruption.

This initial workshop in the Community Responses to Corruption Programme is a five-day inter-active event during which facilitators and participants will:

- analyse the network-based mechanisms through which organised corruption sub-systems operate;

- examine the negative and destructive effects of organised, systematic and pervasive corruption;

- consider short and long term micro and macro methods for reducing organised systematic corruption focusing on community based responses;

- work on real cases from participants’ contexts in a future oriented way with focus on creative problem solving.

Course fees:

Non-residential: 6 750 NOK includes lecturer’s fees and travel, course materials, lunch and refreshments

Residential: 8 950 NOK includes lecturer’s fees and travel, accommodation for 5 nights double occupancy, all meals, course materials and refreshments

The above prices are subsidised thanks to a grant from the American Embassy in Oslo. (The full price cost would have been 8 050 / 10 300 respectively for non-residential/residential.)

A deposit of 1 500 NOK is due with the registration by 6 December 2015.

For further information about the conference, contact: Centre for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, Norway P.O. Box 2778 Solli, 0204 OSLO, Norway. Tel: +47 22 12 99 20; Fax: + 47 22 12 99 21; Email: ccm ccm.no or visit the CCM website at: www.ccm.no

c. CONTINENTAL CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION COURSE
4 February - 8 March 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

COPA (Coalition for Peace in Africa) will be holding a 5 week training workshop from 4 February 2013 to 8 March 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This workshop will cover diverse aspects of conflict transformation and peace building, and is aimed at capacity building for people working in conflict transformation, development, human rights and related fields on the African continent.

The purpose of this course is to assist those working in these fields to:

- Identify the origins and causes of new and ongoing conflicts in various parts of Africa and to look specifically at the current conflicts and its impact on the continent and Internationally.
- Examine the causes of these conflicts in order to understand more clearly the dynamics of the various factors and forces and the relationship between peace and development.
- Support and strengthen skills for facilitating dialogue, including communication and facilitation skills, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
- Explore ways of providing support between practitioners and policy makers active in the field of Conflict Transformation.
- Address the need to train other people working for development, human rights and reconciliation in methods of transforming and preventing violence.
- Explore further strategies for violence reduction and peace-building.

For more information on the Coalition for Peace in Africa, membership of the Coalition and the Continental Course, contact: Michael E. Muragu, COPA Interim Coordinator, P.O. Box 13265, 00100, Nairobi GPO, Kenya. Tel: +254-2-577558; Fax: +254-2-577557; Email: copa barclays.africaonline.com or Genni Blunden, Transformation Education Africa, P.O. Box 16754, Lyttelton, 0140 South Africa. Tel & Fax: +27 12 664 8380; Email: genni sn.apc.org

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2. Seminars and conferences

GLOBAL REGIONAL IMPACTS OF THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11
Tuesday 20 November 2015, 12noon - 2pm
Floor 6, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1

QED Roundtable Discussion

This QED roundtable discussion will explore the impact of the events of 11 September on civil society in different regions around the world. Where has it created more instability? What does it mean for our partners and how will it impact on our work in the field? These and other questions will be addressed in presentations and participative discussion.

Speakers will include:

David Nyheim, Director, FEWER (Forum on Early Warning and Early Response) - FEWER has recently published a report: 'The Fall-out of Military Strikes Against Afghanistan: Regional and Global Risks'.

Judith Large, CREATE (Conflict Research and Education and Training) – will speak about the situation in Indonesia in general, and the impact on existing areas of conflict, such as Maluku and Aceh

Rachel Clogg, Conciliation Resources - will speak about the current situation in the Caucasus

SEPTEMBER 11 – HUMAN RIGHTS DIMENSIONS
Tuesday 20 November 2015, 6.00-7.30pm

Old Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London  WC2

Organised by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights

Speakers: Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor Roger Silverstone, Dr Kate Malleson, Professor Fred Halliday

Chair: Professor Peter Townsend

The events of 11 September, and their global and many-layered consequences, pose great challenges to the international system of human rights: raising as much issues in the legitimacy of war, by states and non-state actors alike, as questions of domestic and immigration rights policy, they also threaten to reinforce that trend towards questioning of universal rights, from conservative and culturally relativist perspectives, that pre-dates this crisis. The global liberal agenda, already facing contestation before 11 September, now appears even more in jeopardy.

There is no single 'human rights' response to this crisis: rather, each element in the human rights regime, and each state and NGO involved, is in different ways challenged by it. The LSE Human Rights Centre has chosen to make discussion of 11 September the focus of its major public programme this term. Four LSE academics will address the issues most pertinent to their work: Professor Christine Chinkin, the gendered dimensions of the crisis; Dr. Kate Malleson the implications for domestic legislation; Professor Roger Silverstone the media; Professor Fred Halliday the challenges to international relations and global governance.

LSE Human Rights Centre events are free and open to all, no ticket is required. For further information please contact Sharon Shalev at: human.rights lse.ac.uk or visit their website: www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights; Tel: 020 7955 65 32

Map of LSE: http://www.lse.ac.uk/School/maps/map3.htm

Map of area: http://www.lse.ac.uk/School/maps/map1.htm

FIELDWORK IN CONFLICT AREAS – PRACTICAL ISSUES

Tuesday 27 November 2015, 12noon – 2pm
6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1

QED Roundtable Discussion
The Field Diplomacy Initiative earlier this year published a field guide to peacebuilding. The book is divided into four parts: 'Preparing for the Field' (concepts and tools for sustainable peacebuilding); 'Working in the Field' (focuses on 7 specific peacebuilding activities); 'Surviving in the Field' (addresses the problems that field workers are confronted with on almost a daily basis); and an overview of lessons learned.

Representatives from the FDI will work through some of the practical issues that we face in fieldwork in conflict areas.

Booking is essential as space is limited. If you would like to come to any of the roundtable discussions listed below, please RSVP to QED at email: mail@qed.org.uk or tel: (020) 7799 2477.

THE PRICE OF PEACE: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PEACE OPERATIONS
30 November – 1 December 2015
Montreal, Canada

The study and debates about peace operations have emphasized the latter's political, moral, legal and organizational dimensions. The question of financing and economic impact has rarely been explored systematically, except to note how insufficient current investments are and how important it would be to increase them.

Economic logics, constraints and agendas are present in peace operations and influence the functioning of the global peace regime. With a group of experts and through a series of case studies, the conference will explore the ways in which peace operations are financed, the interplay between economic factors and the political dimensions of peacekeeping, the uses to which the countries involved put the resources they obtain for their participation, as well as the economic impact of peace operations on "host" countries.

This conference is supported by the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) and the Regional Security and Peacekeeping Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, by the Security and Defense Forum of the Department of National Defense, and by the International Development Research Centre.

For further information, contact: Le Centre Pearson pour le maintien de la paix, 4750 Henri-Julien, 5e etage, bur 5114, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2T 3E5. Tel.: +1 514 288-5959; Fax: +1 514 288-5604. Email: montreal ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca.

PEACE AND JUSTICE OR WAR AND TERRORISM: THE IMPLICATIONS OF SEPTEMBER 11 FOR THE EDUCATIONAL AND INTERFAITH COMMUNITIES Saturday 1 December 2015, 9.00am – 5.30pm
St Deiniol’s Gladstone Memorial Library, Hawarden Flintshire, Wales (Chester - accessible to the M6 motorway and by train to Hawarden)

Organised by The International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy, Children of the World 2000, The Seed of Life Peace Foundation, and The Multifaith and Multicultural Education and Mediation Service (MMEMS)

The events of September 11th, with massive loss of life caused by terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC have raised the temperature of the global conversation on terrorism and religious fundamentalism to near boiling point. Continuing anthrax attacks add to the crisis. Military actions by NATO countries (with the support of a global coalition against the suspected originators of these attacks) are underway, as is a long term campaign to end terrorist violence in the world community. How can men and women of faith and people involved in education (at all levels contribute to the search for peace and justice? How can numerous interfaith and educational organisations work better together?

Cost: £22 including lunch and refreshments. Overnight accommodation is available on Friday and Saturday nights (£20 per person per night) and must be booked separately. To register, send a cheque for £22 payable to "IIPSGP" to: the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy, Camlad House, Forden, Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales, SY21 8NZ, UK. Tel: 44 + (0)1614 452945; Email: iipsgp clara.net. For security reasons, advance registration is essential.

This event is taking place parallel to the launch meeting of the All Party Group for Peace and Conflict Resolution which will be meeting in Parliament on November 20, to discuss the need for conflict resolution in today's world, at the invitation of Lembit Opik MP, Liberal Democratic Leader for Wales and Northern Ireland Spokesperson for the Lib Dems. For further information about the All Party Group, contact: Party Peace and Conflict Resolution Secretariat IIPSGP, Camlad House, Forden, Montgomery, Powys, Wales, SY21 8NZ UK.

f. COERCIVE VERSUS NON-COERCIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
Monday 3 December 2015, 1-2pm
Room S75, London School of Economics (LSE)
Speaker: Professor Jack Donnelly, University of Denver
Chair: Francesca Klug, Centre for the Study of Human Rights

International human rights norms have been largely internationalized in documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Human Rights Covenants. Their implementation, however, has been left largely in the hands of states.With the exception of the strong European regional regime, multilateral human rights institutions have a largely promotional and supervisory character. Bilateral efforts at international implementation are severely constrained by the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention and the costs imposed on states. Over the past decade, however, important new initiatives have been launched to establish individual criminal responsibility for human rights violations.In addition, coercive humanitarian intervention has become an increasingly frequent and prominent feature of international politics. How much progress do such new international judicial and coercive options represent for international human rights? Is the focus in these mechanisms on genocide and similarly extreme violations the most productive path forward? Professor Donnelly will argue that the most important work of international human rights remains focused in the activities of national governments and activists, transnational advocacy networks, and non-coercive bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.

Jack Donnelly is Professor of International Studies at the University of Denver, and the author of numerous books and articles, including Realism and International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and International Human Rights (Westview Press, 1998).

LSE Human Rights Centre events are free and open to all, no ticket is required. For further information please contact Sharon Shalev at: human.rights lse.ac.uk or visit their website: www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights; Tel: 020 7955 65 32

WOMEN AND PEACEBUILDING
December 2015, 12noon – 2pm
6 Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1

QED Roundtable Discussion

More and more women are caught at the centre of violent conflict. In ethnic, religious and identity wars, women are becoming the direct and deliberate victims of sexual assault and rape. They are the indirect victims of warfare, and economic violence. but women are not just victims. Women have taken the initiative to reach across the conflict divide and seek peace.

Speakers:

Bethan Cobley, Women Building Peace Programme Officer, International Alert - Update on the international campaign 'Women Building Peace: from the village council to the negotiating table'

Catherine Scott, Asia Policy Officer, CIIR (Catholic Institute for International Relations) - 'CIIR's Observer Mission to the East Timorese Constituent Assembly Elections & Women's Participation in Nation-Building - Lessons and Challenges'

Booking is essential as space is limited. If you would like to come to any of the roundtable discussions listed below, please RSVP to QED at email: mail@qed.org.uk or tel: (020) 7799 2477.

3. CONSULTATIONS AND NOTICES

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a. MINI-GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR WEB-BASED CONFLICT RESOLUTION INFORMATION PROJECTS

The Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo), a cooperative effort to strengthen the conflict field’s information infrastructure, is making at least $50,000 available in the form of small grants to projects that use the World Wide Web to disseminate information on conflict-resolution related topics. The conflict resolution field covers both domestic conflict resolution (of family, interpersonal, community, public policy, commercial, consumer, workplace, employment and intergroup conflicts) with international conflict resolution efforts (in wars both between and within states).

The following types of projects are eligible for consideration: proposal development (including the funding of pilot projects designed to demonstrate the feasibility of proposed projects to potential funders); development of new conflict-resolution related instruction materials written specifically for the Web; development of materials (such as teacher’s guides and student assignments) that help people get more out of CRInfo resources; conversion of existing print-based publications into Web-accessible forms; and any other project consistent with CRInfo’s mission about using the web to make information about improved conflict resolution strategies more widely accessible.

Individuals and organisations are eligible to apply for projects based in the US or other countries. Available support includes grants of up to $7000 and in-kind support from CRInfo, including server services and use of CRInfo software.

For further information, visit the CRInfo website and the CRInfo Web Board Mini-Grant Conference. Contact: Guy Burgess or Heidi Burgess, Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0580, USA. Tel: +1 303 492 1635; Fax: +1 303 492 2154; Email: burgess crinfo.org or burgess colorado.edu. Website: www.crinfo.org

AWARDS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, JOURNALISM, ETC
from Drum Beat 117
See also www.comminit.com/awards

FIRST ANNUAL MEDIA FOR DEVELOPMENT CELEBRATION & AWARDS EVENT

www.comminit.com/awards/sld-2972.html

Recognising humanitarian media, celebrating and supporting the awareness and contributions of filmmakers, TV and radio producers, journalists, internet publishers and designers and traditional publishers working across the humanitarian sector. Contact: Robert Winter mediafordevelopment excite.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S MEDIA FOUNDATION'S COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARD

www.comminit.com/awards/sld-1489.html

Award honours women journalists with a US$ 2,000 cash prize for demonstrating extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their craft under difficult or dangerous circumstances - physical danger, official secrecy or oppression, political pressure, or any other professionally intimidating obstacles. Contact: Amy Johnson ajohnson iwmf.org

CONRAD N. HILTON HUMANITARIAN PRIZE

www.comminit.com/awards/sld-1995.html

Annual prize of US$ 1 million awarded to an organisation making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. Contact: Prize HiltonFoundation.org

ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
www.comminit.com/awards/sld-3138.html

Annual prize of US$ 30,000 awarded to individuals who, at great personal risk, stand up to oppression in the nonviolent pursuit of respect for human rights. Contact: Margaret Huang hrcenter rfkmemorial.org

CONSULTATION ON WOMEN AND POLICING IN LATIN AMERICA

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) has commenced a 3-year research project on women and policing in Latin America that has just begun and are conducting a consultation on the research agenda.

The project will examine specialized police services that address violence against women. These services include Women's Police Stations (called Comisarias in Spanish and Delegacias in Portuguese) and mainstreaming initiatives in police forces created in the post-conflict transition. Despite the popularity and praise these ground-breaking initiatives have received at home and abroad, CERLAC have found that little cross-country learning has taken place among actors and no comparative studies have been done.

Therefore, the objectives of this project are to produce comprehensive and comparative analysis and assessment that will be used to strengthen these services. The project will investigate these services' contributions to improving both (1) individual women's access to and exercise of citizenship rights and (2) good governance through the relationship between the police and the women's movement. The research will study these initiatives through the perspectives of the various project stakeholders: users, police and other state actors, women's movements, scholarly community, and development cooperation agencies.

In this initial phase they are contacting experts from the various stakeholder groups. Our goal is to ensure that the research agenda of the project is relevant to their objectives and needs. They would be pleased to send out more information about the project to all those who are interested, as well as a copy of the consultation guide and a background paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association in Congress in Washington, D.C. in September.

For further information, contact: Nadine Jubb, Research Associate, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University, Toronto, Canada. Mailing Address: Apdo. 4750, Managua, Nicaragua.

Phone/Fax: (505) 269-0905; Email: nadinej ibw.com.ni

GRANTS FOR RESEARCH COLLABORATION IN CONFLICT ZONES

The Global Security Program of the Social Science Research Council announces a competition for research grants to qualified teams of individuals (e.g. scholars, NGO practitioners, activists, journalists, lawyers, etc.) who currently reside or work in places where there are long-standing, intractable, or widespread violent conflicts. These grants are designed to fund research advancing new theoretical perspectives or seeking to develop new approaches to understanding the root causes of conflict in those places.

The research team should submit a joint proposal with one person designated as the principal investigator. The proposed research should contribute to the generation of new perspectives, knowledge and data about underlying causes of violent conflicts. The research could also contribute to the critical analysis or evaluation of the practices, policies, and politics of actors involved in peacemaking or conflict-prevention processes.

The Global Security Program is particularly interested in applications proposing innovative forms of collaboration between researchers from different professional backgrounds. The research project should lead to the production of tangible outputs such as jointly authored articles for academic and policy/practitioner audiences, research reports, edited volumes, listserves, web sites, or symposia for the public dissemination of research findings.

The Global Security Program will, where appropriate, assist in the dissemination of research findings.

Applications must be received by 1 February 2013.

SSRC also offer fellowships on conflict, peace and social transformations for which applications are due 3 December 2015.

For further information, see: www.ssrc.org/fellowships/fellowshipage.cgi?969501355 or email: gsc ssrc.org

FELDMAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (US / SRI LANKA)
Deadline: 31 December 2015

The Feldman Fellowship for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development will be awarded to an early to mid-career planner interested in integrated conservation and development. The Fellowship begins September 2013.

The Fellow joins SID graduate students from over 30 countries for an interdisciplinary study of development and project management emphasizing poverty reduction, gender, human rights, and biodiversity conservation. The Feldman Fellow will concentrate on integrated conservation and development and work with the Sinharaja Village Trust in Sri Lanka during her/his second year.

Fellows receive full tuition, fees, airfare and living expenses for the year-in-residence at Brandeis, and airfare and subsistence allowance for the second year fieldwork. Nominations are encouraged from development institutions including international, governmental and NGO. Self-nominations are accepted.Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Nominations or applications should be faxed or sent by email preferably. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and a statement describing her/his career objectives and work experience. Three letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic) on letterhead should follow by airmail. An unofficial transcript of university record is acceptable to begin consideration. Please write the applicant’s name in the upper right corner of each page if faxed.

To learn more about the SID Master of Arts Program, see enclosed and on the web at heller.brandeis.edu/sid. For further information, contact: Feldman Scholarship, SID Admissions Office, Sustainable International Development Program, M.S. 078 Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110, U.S.A. Fax: +1 781-736-2774; Email: sidfeldman brandeis.edu

 

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6. VOLUNTEER AND JOB VACANCIES">. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

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a. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: PROGRAMME MANAGER – LIGHT WEAPONS AND PEACEBUILDING
Closing date for applications: 23 November 2015
Salary: £25,462 - £29,705 P.A. (Pay review pending) + excellent benefits (Salary dependent on experience)
REF: 66606

The Light Weapons and Peace Building Programme seeks to promote political action to curb the proliferation and misuse of light weapons whilst recognising that weapon use is connected to deeper issues.   The Programme consists of three parts:

1 research and analysis on best practice on the implementation of arms control in regions affected by misuse;
2 development of a training manual; and
3 work to follow up the UN Conference on Illicit Trafficking of Arms and Light Weapons.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Advocacy, you will be responsible for a small team (subject to funding), managing, developing, implementing and co-ordinating IA's programme on light weapons and peace building. Liaising with EU governments, UN bodies, other relevant organisations, as well as IA staff in the field, you will co-manage various projects to ensure that the Light Weapons Programme is fully integrated and working as well as it can to ensure project aims are met.

With a post-graduate degree, you will have at least 3 years' professional experience working on small arms and light weapons or relevant related issues.  A good understanding of the principles of effective management, including recruitment, development and performance management are essential. As you will be developing a fundraising and media strategy, you will need excellent communication skills, including report writing skills and editing as well as knowledge of a second European language.

For further details and an application form, please contact People Media on 020 7420 2080 or write to them at 4th floor, New Pendrel House, 283 - 288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HG, email: response peoplemedia.co.uk quoting reference 66606.

b. CONCILIATION RESOURCES: SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
Closing dates: 23 November 2015 & 14 December 2015 (see below)

Conciliation Resources (CR) is an international service for local organisations pursuing peacebuilding and conflict transformation initiatives. CR currently supports activities of partner organisations in Angola, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Fiji, Uganda and West Africa. It was established in 1994 and now has a staff of ten in London and six in West Africa and an annual turnover of approximately £1.3 million.

CR is seeking experienced candidates for two senior positions:

ACCORD PROGRAMME MANAGER / SERIES EDITOR
Closing date for applications: 23 November 2015
Starting salary between £25,572 and £27,730 (+ 9% pension contribution)

The Accord programme creates opportunities for learning from peace processes through policy seminars and popular education activities around the publication of the series Accord: an international review of peace initiatives (print and on-line, 3 issues/year). The Programme Manager is responsible for the strategic development and general management of the programme, its day-to-day planning, as well as fundraising. S/he will also have final responsibility for the editorial content of all publications and oversee international collaboration with regard to the programme's related activities (seminars, translations, educational materials, radio broadcasts, etc.). Management of two staff and guest issue editors and liaison with other contributors. Experience in project management and editing, peace and conflict issues.

For details on CR and the Accord programme (including full texts of all Accord issues published to date) visit http://www.c-r.org

CO-DIRECTOR (ORGANISATION)
Closing date for applications: Friday 14 December 2015
Starting salary between £29,948 and £34,385 (+ 9% pension contribution)

The Organisational Director will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of CR, in close collaboration with the Programme Director and senior programme staff. S/he will oversee policy development and planning, fundraising, financial and general administration, office management, personnel issues, information and communication, directly supervising a small support staff team consisting of the Administrator/Finance Officer and an Admin Assistant. Liaison with CR's Board, programme associates and other consultants and external representation in national and international forums and platforms will also be part of the job, as will be organisational learning. Requires commitment to conflict resolution and solid management experience, preferably in similar environment.

Application packs (including application form) for both vacancies, can be obtained from the CR website or by sending an A4 stamped (54p) and self-addressed envelope to: Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper Street, London, N1 1RG, UK, quoting the relevant job reference on the left hand corner of the envelope. Please note that all candidates must be eligible to work legally in the UK. CR regrets that it cannot cover travel costs for overseas applicants or provide a relocation package.

c. BRETTON WOODS PROJECT: POLICY ANALYST
Closing date for applications: 27 November 2015

The Bretton Woods Project works with NGOs worldwide to monitor and challenge the World Bank and IMF. They are now recruiting for a Policy Analyst. This is a position for someone with a good knowledge of current global economic and political issues who wants to work with a range of NGOs worldwide.

Tasks will include analysing World Bank and IMF policy issues - particularly those relating to structural adjustment - and preparing accessible briefings. It will also involve maintaining contact with a range of NGOs, officials and others and making presentations at meetings with decision-makers.

Applicants will need a degree plus good working knowledge of structural adjustment programmes and their social and environmental consequences. They will have four years experience of relevant research or campaigning, as well as experience of communicating complex issues to a range of audiences both verbally and in writing.

Salary: £24,000 pa. Fixed term contract until end June 2013, with extension likely. Post based in Archway, London. Interviews in week of 10 December.

To apply send your current CV, an example of relevant written work (ideally less than 3,000 words), plus a short covering letter which includes answers to the following questions:

1. What do you think are the two most significant changes that NGOs have achieved through their work to reform the World Bank and IMF?
2. Thirty-nine African organisations recently stated that the introduction of PRSPs to replace traditional structural adjustment programmes is merely “window-dressing”. Do you agree?
3. Why do your experience and talents make you a good candidate for this job?

Send applications to: Job Application, Bretton Woods Project, c/o Action Aid, Hamlyn House, Macdonald Road, London N19 5PG, UK. Or by e-mail to: jobs brettonwoodsproject.org, marked “Application Economic Policy Officer” in the subject line. Further details are at: http://www.brettonwoodsproject.org/about/jobs.html. Enquiries by e-mail to: jobs brettonwoodsproject.org or tel: +44 (0)20 7561 7610.

d. INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES: SENIOR OFFICER, FOOD SECURITY
Closing date for applications: 28 November 2015
Location: Secretariat, Geneva

This is a FOS position for 2 years starting ASAP
Disaster Preparedness and Response; Knowledge Sharing Division

Purpose of the position:
To increase the Federation’s ability to conceptualize food security in Africa.
To help create, promote and share knowledge of good practices in food security.
To coordinate with participating NS to secure further funding for a 2nd year of this post and process.

Responsibilities:
To contribute to the Federation's development of an African food security approach.
To design and test interventions for Secretariat/Delegation staff, host and participating NS on fundamentals of food security.
To complete the process of food security studies. With host NS, and African Food Security Steering Committee or similar mechanism, regional DP delegates and other key stakeholders to identify 30-40 specific, current or potential, already 'proven' activities, which further the Movement’s options in addressing food security to document and validate those to learn lessons from, and design new activities with interested NS for implementation.
To act as initiator and leader in sharing of knowledge to all interested parties, focusing on the regional offices, and the host and participation NS.
To assist the Federation to develop global positions on food security.
To create and maintain links with other international organizations, research and training institutes with relevant expertise on policy and methodology issues.
To draft the structure of a Board of Advisors (à l' ARCHI) to support the process of furthering food security knowledge and projects among the Federation, host and participating staff, other international organizations, donors and other stakeholders. To identify potential advisors.

For further information, including job description, contact: Amanda Batra, Officer, Organisation & Staffing, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, PO Box 372, 1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland. Fax: (41 22) 730 49 58; Email address: genevajobs ifrc.org

e. HEALTH UNLIMITED: PROJECT MANAGER - WELL WOMEN MEDIA PROJECT
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2015
Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland

Remuneration package starts at £17,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications, plus accommodation, insurance, flights. Two year contract, renewable. Please note that this is an unaccompanied post and has generous leave entitlement.

This post will take lead responsibility for managing and developing a project which will address women’s health issues through an interactive radio magazine programme. Operating from an office/studio in Hargeisa, Somaliland, the project is funded for five years and builds on the experience of a two-year pilot project. Programmes are written and produced by Health Unlimited’s national staff and broadcast to the Somali speaking Horn of Africa.

You will provide excellent management skills and an ability to transfer skills to national staff and partners.

All candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of managing community-based development projects, experience in development communications and capacity building and an understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

For an application pack, please email a current CV and a letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the post to: personnel healthunlimited.org or fax: +44 (0)20 7840 3770 or visit www.healthunlimited.org

f. SWISS PEACE FOUNDATION: RESEARCH ANALYST FOR AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN (60-80%)
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2015

The Swiss Peace Foundation invites applications for a research analyst for the early warning project FAST (Early Recognition of Tension and Fact Finding) specializing in Pakistan/Afghanistan. The analyst will work in a team of researchers focusing on Central and South Asia. FAST monitors the social, political, economic, and military developments in several regions and produces prospective analyses. You will monitor Pakistan and Afghanistan and write annual risk assessments with policy options and quarterly updates with case scenarios of future developments for our clients. You work with quantitative and qualitative data and participate in other special projects depending on your specific background and expertise. As a researcher you can take advantage of all the benefits of a research institute, thus the position is also suited for Ph.D. students completing their dissertation. For further information on the Swiss Peace Foundation and the FAST project see www.swisspeace.ch. The position commences on 1 January 2013.

Qualifications: M.A. in the areas of political or social sciences. Expertise in conflict research is desirable. Expertise in the region of South Asia. Experience with quantitative methods and the use of statistical data is beneficial. Interest in the area of early warning and conflict prevention/ resolution. Skilled user of computer programs and information technology (word processing, spread sheets, data management, etc.). Excellent English language skills (written and spoken). Good knowledge of either German or French is necessary. Knowledge of a South Asian regional language is of advantage. Ability to work in a team.

Please send your CV, the name of three references, and a detailed letter of application no later than 30 November 2015 to: Dr. Heinz Krummenacher, Project Director FAST, Swiss Peace Foundation (SPF), Gerechtigkeitsgasse 12, P.O. Box 3000, Bern 8, Switzerland. Tel: +41 31 310 27 29 or 310 27 27; Fax: +41 31 310 27 28; Email: krummenacher swisspeace.unibe.ch.

g. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: GREAT LAKES PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR (6-MONTH POSITION)
Closing date for applications: 7 December 2015
Salary: £15,383 p.a. (pro rata)

International Alert is a non-governmental organisation based in London, which analyses the causes of violent conflicts within countries, enables mediation and dialogue to take place, advocates for policy changes to promote conflict prevention and helps local people to develop the skills necessary to resolve conflicts non-violently. International Alert has regional and country-specific programmes in East and West Africa, notably in Burundi, Rwanda and Liberia, as well as in Sri Lanka and Eurasia.

International Alert has been working in the Great Lakes region of Africa since 1995. Over the past six years Alert’s Programme has developed strongly in Burundi and, building upon this experience, has expanded to include a number of regional initiatives. At present, they implement a range of inter-related projects in Burundi, a project in support of the regional inter-parliamentary peace forum, and are developing work in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Programme is closely linked to Alert’s Women’s Peace Programme which also operates in the Great Lakes region.

The members of the Great Lakes Programme Team at International Alert travel regularly to the Great Lakes region, while one member of the team is based in Nairobi. Alert’s work also involves arranging for individuals and groups to travel to and from meetings, training courses, etc. both in the region and in Europe. The Programme Administrator is responsible for:

- the organisation of all aspects of travel for the Great Lakes programme
- being the primary point of contact in London for staff in the field
- transferring grants to partner organisations in the Great Lakes region
- processing and recording payments relating to the Great Lakes programme
- telephone and written communication with programme partners (in French)

They are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual to ensure the effective operation of the administrative and information systems and procedures of the Great Lakes programme and to provide support in maintenance of the networking activities with partners. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, plus have at least one year’s experience of administrative work in the voluntary sector to encompass good administration skills and an understanding of office systems (manual and computerised). He/She will be computer literate, with keyboard skills and experience of word-processing, combined with the ability to acquire other skills as necessary (e.g. databases and spreadsheets), along with previous experience of financial administration.

Full details of this post can be found on the International Alert website: www.international-alert.org

To apply, forward a completed application form and a completed copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (which can be found on the IA website) to: Penny Smith, International Alert, 1 Glyn Street, London SE11 5HT, UK or via e-mail : psmith international-alert.org

Please note that CVs are NOT acceptable and ALL applications must be accompanied by the completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL - COLOMBIA: INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS

Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project (PBI Colombia) needs International Observers to work for the protection of human rights defenders and displaced communities in Colombia.

You must be over 25, speak Spanish fluently and have work experience in NGOs.

Peace Brigades International is an humanitarian organisation committed to the non-violent resolution of conflicts. PBI´s main objective is to help create a breathing space in conflict zones so that the civilian population may organise to defend its rights without fear of reprisals and violence. PBI is an independent organisation not affiliated to any religious or political institution.

Interested? For more information and an application form please contact: Emma Eastwood, Outreach Worker, Peace Brigades International - Colombia Project, 1a Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7687 0257; Email: emma pbicolombia.org; Website: http://www.peacebrigades.org/colombia.html

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