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13 February 2013


1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Centre for Conflict Resolution Courses (March 2013)
b. How to Evaluate Humanitarian Action (20-21 March 2013)
c. Identity-based Conflict and Conflict Transformation (12-16 June 2013)
d.  Threshold Foundation Training Courses in Fundraising and Online Efficiency
2. Seminars and Conferences
a.  A Bridge Too Far: Aid Agencies and the Military in Humanitarian Response
(28 February 2013)
b. News in the 21st Century: It's All in the Mind (28 February 2013) 
c. Africa: The Hopeless Continent? (2 March 2013) 
d. Conflict Resolution Through Culture (14-17 March 2013)
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Evaluation in Conflict
b. QED Conference 2013
4. Events and Campaigns
a. September 11 Relatives Speak Out Against War
(21 February 2013 and 23-24 February 2013)
5. New Resources
a. God, Oil and Country: Changing the Logic of War in Sudan 
b. Government and Politics in Southeast Asia 
c. Reporting the World    
a. IDRC:  Reports 
b. Indonesia: The Search for Peace in Maluku 
c. New Opinions on Aid from the Overseas Development Institute  
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. QED: Vacancies for two projects     - Consultant - Reviewing QED's effectiveness and planning for the future (closing date: 22 February 2013)     - Conference Organiser (closing date: 18 February 2013) 
b. CHANGE: Project Researcher - Anti-Trafficking Programme (closing date: 20 February 2013) 
c. Oxfam: Gender Adviser on Afghanistan (closing date: 28 February 2013) 
d. War Resisters' International: Finance and Administration Worker (closing date: 1 March 2013)
e. International Action Network on Small Arms: Director / Communications Officer (closing date: 4 March 2013) 
f.  Peaceworkers UK: External Programmes Officer (closing date: 6 March 2013) 
g. Non-Violent Peaceforce: European Coordinator (closing date: 11 March 2013) 
h.  Catholic Relief Services: Strategic Advisor for Peacebuilding and Complex Emergencies 

1. Training, Workshops, Learning


a. Centre for Conflict Resolution Courses
March 2013 Oslo, Norway

5-7 March 2013

Community mediation as an optimal method for development and peacebuilding - nationally and internationally. Useful for people involved in trauma healing, recovery and reconciliation, group negotiations and community development processes. Linking the latest theories, practice and experiences. The workshop will also be useful for people who have an interest in negotiations at different levels in society both on the political level and grassroot level.

Trainers: Chris Spies, involved as mediator in the reform for redistribution of land in South Africa. Community development trainer associated with the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town and responsible for CCR's Malawi project. Graham Dyson (CCM) has worked many years as a facilitator and trainer internationally, especially in the Balkans and eastern Europe. Background as a human rights lawyer from South Africa.

9-10 March 2013

The forum gives those interested in being a trainer in conflict management and peacebuilding a chance to meet and develop skills, relationships, cooperation and techniques in training methods. This T4T will be facilitated by Chris Spies, a training consultant from South Africa, associated with the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town who has extensive experience in mediation and conflict management training in South Africa and Europe. A questionnaire will be sent out to interested participants to survey needs and interests for topics that should be covered in the workshop. In this way we will be able to target the workshop best possible for the participants.

The workshops are open for all interested but places are limited. For registration, more information about these and other workshops contact:
Centre for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding (CCM -Norway), P.O. Box 2778, 0204 Solli, Oslo, Norway. Tel:  +47 22 12 99 20; Fax: +47 22 12 99 21; Email: ccm ccm.no; Website: www.ccm.no

20th - 21st March 2013
London (non-residential)

InterWorks, in association with ALNAP, is pleased to announce this forthcoming two-day course as part of a range of ALNAP activities seeking to improve the effectiveness of the evaluation process within the humanitarian sector. The course is based on one of three training modules developed by ALNAP.

Course Director: Sheila Reed
The course aims to provide participants with: - a clearer understanding of the nature of evaluation of humanitarian action (EHA) and the evaluator's role and responsibilities therein, including associated competencies

  • EHA normative frameworks - e.g. international standards, legal frameworks and evaluation of humanitarian action criteria and how and when to incorporate them as evaluators.
  • an understanding of relational and contextual issues arising and the means to identify and address specific dilemmas, difficulties and challenges frequently associated with undertaking EHA.
  • practical guidance in evaluation design, implementation and reporting back to ensure the delivery of a valued report and increase the likelihood of follow-up.
To maximise the course's effectiveness, the number of participants will be restricted to 20. The target audience of the course will be consultants and staff of humanitarian organisations who carry out evaluations.

The minimum profile for participants is:
at least 2 years experience working in the field of humanitarian action (field, country office or head office)
the implementation of at least 2 evaluations (not necessarily of humanitarian action)
familiarity with project cycle management (from assessment through to evaluation   Course fees: £200 (non-residential)

If interested, please contact Colin Hadkiss at: c.hadkiss odi.org.uk

c. Identity-based Conflict and Conflict Transformation>
12-16 June 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Transformative Learning Centre of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto presents the course 'Identity-based conflict & conflict transformation' as part of the 2013 Summer Institute.

An intensive 5-day course. For more information and to register online, see www.tlcentre.org or contact: The Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W, Room 7-184, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Canada. Tel: +1 416 923 6641 ext. 2595; Fax: +1 416 926 4749;  Email: tlcentre oise.utoronto.ca.


The Threshold Foundation offers courses to improve the work of NGOs working in the fields of Human Rights, Citizens´ Diplomacy, Environment Protection and Conflict Management. Upcoming courses include Fundraising and On-Line Efficiency. The specific contents of each course are fine-tuned in communication between the NGO and trainer, Burkhard Luber, prior to the course. The training period is one weekend. The course is held on-site at the location of the NGO.

Training costs: The trainees' organisation covers the cost of travel, accommodation and meals for the trainer to come from Germany to the site of the organisation, where the workshop will be held. Royalties: Not fixed, but flexible according to the financial capacities of each trainees' organisation. NGOs interested in such a training can contact Burkhard Luber for more details.
Training Topics:
1. Fundraising: Efficient Fundraising Strategies; How to Write Applications; Whom to Contact / How to find Fund-Givers; Money from the European Union; On-Line Fundraising.
2. On-Line Efficiency: On-line Tools for NGOs; Advanced Search Strategies; Countering censorship; Virtual Diplomacy; On-Line Public Relations and Journalism; Human Rights and Environment Promotion on the Web.

The training is executed by Dr Burkhard Luber from the Threshold Foundation. Burkhard Luber has worked with a wide range of NGOs abroad for more then two decades and is editor of the "Grassroots Good News", an on-line NGO-magazine for conflict management, human rights and environment issues with 3300+ receivers worldwide. For further information about the Threshold Foundation, see: www.dieschwelle.de  or contact Burkhard Luber at email: luber dieschwelle.de

2. Seminars and conferences


a. A Bridge Too Far: Aid Agencies and the Military in Humanitarian Response

Thursday 28 February at 5.30pm ODI seminar
Conference Room, Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JD (nearest underground Lambeth North, or five minutes walk from Waterloo).

'A bridge too far: aid agencies and the military in humanitarian response'. Launch of new Humanitarian Practice Network network paper. Jane Barry, of the Emergency department of Save the Children (UK) with panel of other speakers to be announced later.

b. News in the 21st Century: It's all in the Mind
28th February 2013, 7pm
Nash Room, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1
Since Martin Bell's partisan reporting at Sarajevo was labelled a Journalism of Attachment, the reporter as human being has drawn increasing focus. What happens to reporters in the field? Why are all our top to stay away from the epicentres of violence across the globe? How does their addiction - if it can be called that - affect the news that we read? Is post traumatic stress disorder the cause or the effect of increased column space for confessional journalism?

Speakers include: Misha Glenny, former Times correspondent; Allan Little, BBC Foreign Correspondent and regular presenter of the Today programme; Gabrielle Rifkind, psychotherapist and advisor to Oxford Research Group on the human relations side of conflict resolution; and Janine di Giovanni, Foreign Correspondent of the Year 2000 (The Times), and author of The Quick and the Dead detailing her experiences in Bosnia. In the chair is Mark Brayne, former BBC World Service correspondent whose coverage included Tiananmen Square and the fall of Ceaucescu, now European Regional Editor, BBC World Service

Box office: 0207 930 3647 Tickets: £6 (members) £7.00 (concessions) £8.00 (full)   For more information contact: Indra Adnan, Conflict & Peace Forums, Taplow Court, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0ER, UK. Tel: 07785 770 424; Fax: (01628) 773 055; Website: www.poiesis.org

c. AFRICA: The Hopeless Continent?
2nd March 2013, 1-5pm
5 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7XW (Buses: 68, 171, 12, 45, 168 Nearest Tube: Lambeth North, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle)
Organised by the Africa Research Information Bureau (ARIB)

Since the 1960s when most African countries became independent from direct colonial rule, the continent has been gripped by the perennial problems of political instability, economic decline, and an increase in the level of poverty. Conflicts, refugee crisis and mass deaths from HIV/AIDS and other related diseases plague Africa. These problems are not unique to Africa. Elsewhere in the South, this is the reality for the vast majority of the people. However, most Western media images of Africa have been negative. They continue to gave the impression that these problems are unique to the continent. Africa’s problems are narrated without fully analysing their causes. Africans and African leaders are blamed for Africa’s woes. Even the IMF/World Banks, culprits of Africa’s problems, are now championing the cause of ‘good governance’ as the way forward. By doing this, these institutions are claiming that the problems facing the continent are caused by the lack of ’good governance’.

In light of the above, the ARIB is organising a one-day event to critically examine and analyse the current state of affairs in Africa with specific reference to the following issues: ‘new’ leadership, civil society and ‘sustainable’ development, and ‘the issue of hopeless’ Africa. The event is organised as part of the activities run by GHARWEG and it is intended to bring together activists, practitioners and academics from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds. Therefore, NGO workers, students and those in advocacy will find this seminar useful.

ARIB is bringing together speakers who are very knowledgeable about Africa and African issues. They include: Professor A. B. Tunde Zack-Williams, Department of Sociology, University of Central Lancashire Mr. James Oporia-Ekwaro, Director, Centre for Africa Policy Studies (CAPS) Dr. Julie Hearn, Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies Chair: F. Wehbaa Wilson   For further details, please contact: David Atugiya or Muhammad Bawa on tel: (020) 7620 1430.

d. Conflict Resolution Through Culture
14-17 March 2013
The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London

An international conference for the inauguration of the England Branch of IFLAC in memory of Yitzhak Rabin. The Keynote Speaker will be Dahlia Rabin MK, daughter of Yitzhak Rabin and Deputy Defence Minister of Israel.

The Conference will address the cultural causes of conflict, violence, terrorism and war. It will examine the means for conflict resolution and explore ways of building a culture and a literature of peace. Through discussions, workshops, scholarly papers, testimonials and performances of poetry, drama and music, peace researchers, scholars and artists from many countries will examine ways of reconciling the diverse and highly conflicted Middle East and world. The conference is organised by IFLAC Pave Peace, the Spiro Ark and the Moshe Sharrett Educational Centre.

IFLAC: The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace, is an inter-denominational network of peace researchers, writers, poets, artists and  intellectuals who work together to foster "Bridges of  Culture,"  co-operation, understanding  and trust between people and nations.  Its world center is in Haifa, a  city of co-existence.  It was  founded in 1999 by  writer and peace researcher, Ada Aharoni.  The Spiro Ark is a leading educational  institute in London, internationally reknowned for its innovative programs and  methodologies, founded by Nitza and Robin Spiro. Its aims are to bring the knowledge of Jewish history and  culture through non-conventional methods and with a universal perspective  to the community at large. The Moshe Sharrett Educational Centre, in Jerusalem,  offers educational programs that promote democratic and pluralistic values buttressed by a spirit of peace and humanistic and Jewish values  Michael Landsberg, is Chairman of the MSEC.

For further information, contact The Spiro Ark, Springfield Crescent, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8FT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 8958 6272; Fax: +44 (0)20 8905 4367; Email: spiroark aol.com

3. Consultations and Notices


a. Evaluation in Conflict

INCORE, the Institute for Conflict Resolution, has recently undertaken a project on evaluation in the area of conflict resolution. Although they have found a number of handbooks on general programme evaluation as well as development-oriented evaluations, they are looking for resources with a particular emphasis on conflict resolution/peacebuilding.

They are looking for handbooks, toolkits, articles, papers, practical tools, etc… that discuss the benefits, challenges and issues surrounding evaluation in conflict.  In addition, they are looking for examples of completed evaluations of conflict resolution or peacebuilding programmes. Any documents received will be used for internal research purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.

If you or your agency has any contributory information on this subject or can point to any appropriate sources, please contact Julia Shouldice at INCORE at; email:julie incore.ulst.ac.uk. INCORE, Policy and Evaluation Unit, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT 48 7JA.


The QED Conference this year will take place 12-14 June 2013 in the Brunei Gallery at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), Russell Square, London. Put this date in your diary now! More information about the conference in the next newsletter.

4. Events and Campaigns


Organised by ARROW and Voices in the Wilderness UK
Thursday 21st February 2013, 7pm Friends House, Euston Road, London (opposite Euston Station)

PUBLIC MEETING: 'Justice Not Vengeance: Family Members Speak Out Against Military Retaliation and for an End to Economic Sanctions on Iraq'
23-24 February 2013, 10am - 4pm Kingsley Hall, Powis Road (off Bruce Road), London E3

CONFERENCE: 'Resist! Resisting the "War on Terrorism"; Breaking the Economic Sanctions on Iraq' Conference fee: £10 waged, £5 unwaged   For further information, see: www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk or www.justicenotvengeance.org

5. New Resources



International Crisis Group

The war in Sudan is one of the world's longest running, complex and most intractable conflicts. It has often left the international community looking painfully ineffectual - as competing regional peace initiatives have allowed the warring parties to play one off against the other, never addressing fundamental grievances. ICG argues that there is now a unique opportunity to construct a viable peace process. The shock effect of the 11 September terrorist attacks on global foreign policy has affected debates in Khartoum. A weakened oil market and increased defence spending have also focussed the Sudanese government's mind, with the military threat posed by the insurgent Sudan People's Liberation Army, leaving lucrative oil fields in the south of the country dormant. The appointment of U.S. Special Envoy John Danforth indicates a greater willingness by Washington to get involved. However progress towards peace will require deeper, more direct international engagement in a process that the Sudanese parties take seriously. A new peace effort must also meaningfully involve Sudan's neighbours and unite the traffic jam of competing peace initiatives on a single track.

The complete text of the report (250 pages) may be downloaded in pdf format from: www.crisisweb.org. The report is also available at cost in printed paperback book form. For further information, contact ICG by email at: icgpress crisisweb.org. To cover production and postage, they charge US$ 15 per book.


This textbook has been specially written for university students taking courses dealing with the politics and society of the South East Asian region. It covers Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Each chapter begins with a description of the country's history, society, geography and economy. The politics sections cover the formal organization of government and the major political institutions -- parliament, the executive, the civilian and military bureaucracies, the judiciary and, more widely, ideology, civil society, political parties, elections, civil society and human rights. Finally, each chapter looks at major political issues -- focussing on who rules, who benefits, legitimacy, and the nature of governance generally.

ISBN/PRICE: 1 84277 104 3 hbk GBP50.00/$75.00 1 84277 105 1 X pbk GBP16.95/$29.95

For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014; Fax: +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Books website at: http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/

A practical checklist for the ethical reporting of conflicts in the 21st Century

By Jake Lynch 
Published by Conflict & Peace Forums

A hundred-page guide to the latest ideas on war reporting, based on tough, honest debates with 200 top journalists and analysts who together came up with a practical checklist for the ethical reporting of conflict. The book shows how patterns of reporting violence may exert a cumulative influence on the behaviour of parties to a conflict and, therefore, the course of subsequent events. It suggests that conflict analysis skills could help journalists come to grips with their responsibilities, by clarifying the connections between reporting and reality on the ground. There are detailed sections on Israel & the Palestinians; Macedonia; Africa & the DRC; Iraq, and Indonesia. Including practical examples of stories on each conflict demonstrating how each could be radically enhanced if the checklist points are applied.

ISBN 0-9542064-0-1 Price £6 To order send a cheque or credit card details for £6 to: Conflict & Peace Forums, Taplow Court, Bucks SL6 0ER, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1628.591 239/3; Email: Conflict.peace poiesis.org; Website:  www.reportingtheworld.org



Reports is a magazine that went on line in October 1997, having been published in paper format since 1972. Reports is published by the Publications Service of the International Development Research Centre. Its main purpose is to relate information on research work in developing countries, often conducted in collaboration with multidisciplinary (and at times virtual) teams, and spread out over several continents. Today, in both French and English, only the electronic version of the magazine continues. Certain articles are also translated into Spanish. Every year a paper edition is published containing selected articles from the electronic version.  Current articles available online include: - SIPAZ: Peace Journalism in rural Colombia - Trading Diamonds for Guns - Burkina Faso: Managing Conflict at the Village Handpump and Beyond - Enhancing the Role of Traditional Leaders in African Governance - Patronage or Partnership: Local Capacity Building in Humanitarian Crises - Investigating the Impact of Agrarian Policies on Conflict and Peacebuilding. For further information, see: http://www.idrc.ca/reports/read_article_english.cfm?article_num=1029

8 February 2013
International Crisis Group

This report examines the circumstances that led to the introduction of a civil emergency in Maluku June 2000, and the steps taken toward reducing violence since then. The paper provides a detailed assessment of the behaviour of the security forces and the handling of the Islamist militia group Laskar Jihad. The paper is published as representatives of the Christian and Muslim communities prepare to meet in Malino, South Sulawesi, on 11 and 12 February. The Indonesian government's stated priority is to ensure that large scale fighting does not resume. ICG urges the authorities to take strong action against those responsible for shootings and bombings designed to maintain tension and personnel who commit or condone human rights abuses. For the full report, please see CrisisWeb - http://www.crisisweb.org


The Overseas Development Institute in London has launched a new series of signed opinion pieces by ODI researchers on current development and humanitarian topics, beginning with five papers responding to the UK Chancellor Gordon Brown's proposal that donors should double the volume of aid to developing countries. To ensure that these are distributed rapidly rather than distributing them by post we are making them freely available from our website at www.odi.org.uk/opinions, and the text of the first paper is also attached to this message in Acrobat PDF format, and HTML format. To read the Acrobat file you will need Adobe Acrobat reader software which can be downloaded free of charge from www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

The Opinions papers are:
1. Introductory Brief 'ODI Opinions on effective expansion of aid' by Oliver Morrissey (attached to this message).
2. 'Aid effectiveness for growth and development' by Oliver Morrissey
3. 'More aid? Yes - and use it to reshape aid architecture' by Simon Maxwell
4. 'Aid and the Millennium Development Goals' by Felix Naschold
5. 'Aid financing for International Public Goods' by Dirk Willem te Velde
6. 'Aid in chronic political emergencies' by Joanna Macrae

The views expressed in these individually signed papers are those of the authors and do not represent the official view of the Institute. The papers are all available at www.odi.org.uk/opinions, in web format and also in printable Adobe Acrobat format. For further information please go to our website or email opinions odi.org.uk.

6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies



Closing date for submissions: Friday 22nd February 2013

The Conflict, Development and Peace Network (QED) requires an external consultant to lead a process of internal review. The consultant will be required to submit a detailed assessment report to the QED Executive Committee and Secretariat, outlining key findings, identified areas for further discussion, and recommendations for 1) reorganisation, 2) mechanisms for evaluation, and 3) forward planning. This is a 25-day consultancy, including write-up time, to be completed within a 2-month period from the start of the contract. QED invites applications from consultants with the following profile: - skills in organisational development and planning - a good track record of consultancy work within the NGO or local government sector - familiarity with the main debates within the conflict, development and peace sector - strategic planning skills - it is also desirable that candidates be familiar with the operations and strategy issues specific to networks as opposed to other forms of organisation   Applicants are asked to submit a copy of your CV and a 2-page summary of what you consider to be the key issues, a proposed process for the work, and a budget and timetable for the consultancy.

Further information, including terms of reference for the consultancy and information about QED, are available from Kathleen Armstrong at QED, 6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF. Tel: (020) 7799 2477; Fax: (020) 7799 2458; Email: info@qed.org.uk  Website: www.qed.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th February 2013

The Conflict, Development and Peace Network (QED) requires a competent individual to organise the QED Conference 2013 in consultation with the QED Executive Committee and Secretariat. The conference is scheduled to take place in London, 12-14 June 2013. The conference organiser will take overall lead for ensuring the successful delivery of the conference. The conference working group (a working group of the QED Executive Committee) will provide strategic input. This is a 42-day project, to commence in early March and to be completed by 21 June 2013. The fee for the project is GB£4200. QED invites applications from persons with the following profile: - previous experience of organising conferences and/or other large events - experience of managing budgets and producing financial reports - familiarity with the main debates within the conflict, development and peace sector - good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks over the required period - ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a wide range of contacts from a wide range of cultural backgrounds - good interpersonal skills - ability to work effectively as part of a small team - self-servicing   Applicants are invited to send CVs, names of two referees and a covering letter highlighting their experience and suitability for the position.

Furtherinformation, including terms of reference and information about QED, are available from Kathleen Armstrong at QED, 6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF. Tel: (020) 7799 2477; Fax: (020) 7799 2458; Email: info@qed.org.uk. Website: www.qed.org.uk   Applications for both positions should be sent to: Kathleen Armstrong, Coordinator, QED, 6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF. Email: info@qed.org.uk; Fax: (020) 7799 2458. Please note that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20th February 2013

CHANGE is a small international research and advocacy organisation for women's human rights based in London. The Anti-Trafficking Programme (ATP) is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher for 6 months to work on a project which will commence shortly. The primary role of the researcher will be to investigate current practices in the integration and reintegration of victims of trafficking in persons in 4 EU countries in addition to a number of non EU countries. The researcher will analyse good practices and compile a report based on the findings. Some international travel will be required. Salary will be in the region of £17,000 p.a For further information and application form, contact CHANGE at email: change sister.com; Tel: 020 7733 9928; Fax: 020 7733 9923.

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2013

Oxfam is an international NGO operating in over 70 countries across the globe. Its main purpose to relieve poverty, distress and suffering. In Afghanistan, Oxfam aims to learn more about the aspirations of the women and men, particularly how women will participate in determining the future of the country. The following post, based in Kabul, is intended to ensure that Oxfam is a strong supporter of gender equity initiatives in reconstruction and development, advising the country team management on program design that is in all respects consistent with Oxfam’s overall gender policies and strategies.

Key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with and supporting Afghan women and women’s organizations to understand their views and intentions about the role of women in Afghanistan’s future;
  • Assessing and making recommendations about the gender aspects of Oxfam’s programming in Afghanistan; - Representing Oxfam in forums on women’s participation in governance, reconstruction and development;
  • Work with Oxfam’s program and management teams to help design its projects for the future, to address women’s needs and ensure their growth and development according to their own needs and wishes.
Desired qualifications and experience: M.A./M.Sc. in social sciences or equivalent, and 3 to 5 years experience with NGOs, INGOs, and/or donor agencies in a similar position. Other requirements for the position: the candidates must:
  • Have the ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment;
  • Have experience using community development approaches, and managing projects focused on women and/or gender equity;
  • Be able to work well under pressure, and in an emergency environment;
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and Dari; knowledge of Pushto would be an advantage; computer proficiency (MS word) essential.
  • Be able to travel throughout Afghanistan (security permitting), and also to Pakistan.
Oxfam pays competitive salaries based on local wage rates. This role is a senior management position within the Afghanistan Country Program and will be remunerated accordingly. To apply, please send C.V. to: Office Manager, Oxfam GB, Aghanistan House 149, Street 7B, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Email: oxagn comsats.net.pk

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2013

War Resisters' International is looking for a Finance and administration worker (2.5 days per week). The job is based in London (Kings Cross). A commitment to pacifism, and experience in dealing with finances and databases are essential. Other languages and awareness of international nonviolence movements are desirable.   Salary: £ 17,990 per year (pro-rata). Application pack from: War Resisters’ International, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, Britain (020-72784040; fax: 72780444; web: http://www.wri-irg.org

Closing date for applications: 4th March 2013

IANSA is a fast growing international network of 340 organisations from 71 countries working to save lives and stop gun violence. IANSA aims to make a significant impact on the development of policies at local, national, regional and international levels by co-ordinating non-governmental responses to governmental initiatives to tackle small arms.

DIRECTOR Salary: £35-40,000 per annum, 2 year renewable contract based in London   IANSA is looking for a strategic and dynamic person to lead the Network of NGOs so that they may have a real impact on saving lives and stopping gun violence. The new Director will guide IANSA through an important growth phase, developing regional networks and building a global movement. He/she will ensure IANSA plays a leading role in the small arms debate and help build the profile of the network. All applicants should have a university degree, 10-15 years professional experience, including work in the South and North and excellent spoken and written English plus one UN language.  A proven track record as an effective leader and manager, plus substantial experience in fundraising and excellent communication skills are essential.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER £24, 000 per annum, 2 year renewable contract based in London   IANSA is looking for an experienced person, who will develop a global communications strategy for the Network, and with participants develop messages and media plans for thematic campaigns and regional action. Reporting to the Director, he/she will manage information flows within the IANSA network and the overall development of the website. All applicants should have a university degree, 10 years professional experience in relevant field, practical or theoretical understanding of small arms issues and excellent spoken and written English (plus one UN language desirable). Creative writing skills with ability to simplify complex materials are essential.

IANSA encourages applications from those working in gun-affected countries. IANSA welcomes applications regardless of race, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

For more information see www.iansa.org. To apply, please send CV and letter with supporting statement outlining each essential person specification with the relevant work experience to IANSA PO Box 422, 37 Store Street, London WCE1 7QF, UK or by email to: contact iansa.org if outside the UK. Interview dates: March 25-28 2013

Closing date for applications: 6th March 2013, 12noon

Can you help sell a new idea to people in high places? Peaceworkers UK needs an External Programmes Officer to help sell the idea of a 'UK Civilian Peace Service' to the highest levels of government and NGOs in this field. You will research and identify key contacts, arrange high-level meetings and organise delegations, prepare and distribute regular briefings and updates on the project, and help promote the peace service through other channels as appropriate.

You will have considerable experience in the lobbying/campaigning field, with a strong track record of successful relationship-building at a senior level, ideally with government ministers, civil servants and senior management of major NGOs. This will be coupled with an understanding of the peace and conflict field. You will further have an ability to grasp the concept the civilian peace service proposal and to promote it with conviction.   This is a full-time 6-month contract in the first instance, starting as soon as possible after 8 April 2013. Salary £22,416 - £24,348 pro rata (plus benefits), depending on relevant experience.

Interviews will take place during the week of 11 March 2013. Short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare a brief presentation based on the strategy outline prepared for question D of the application form.  Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified on the 8 March 2013. For further details and an application pack, please consult our website at www.peaceworkers.fsnet.co.uk or write to: Jobs, Peaceworkers UK, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DD, UK. Email: jobs peaceworkers.fsnet.co.uk   Peaceworkers UK is a small, independent NGO based in London. We promote civilian approaches to the handling of conflict through research, education and action. The campaign for a UK Civilian Peace Service is supported by a growing number of NGOs working in this field, for whom Peaceworkers UK acts as a secretariat.

Closing date for applications: 11th March 2013

This is a one-year post, subject to renewal. The salary is US$36,000. The Nonviolent Peaceforce is looking for a European Coordinator to promote the project at the European level. Responsibilities include preparing the ground for major funding applications to the EU, soliciting of political support from European institutions and liaising with other peaceorganisations and individual supporters across Europe. Applicants need fluency in English as well as French, at least one year’s experience in fund-raising from governmental sources, a working knowledge of EUinstitutions and excellent organisational ability. The European Coordinator is part of an international team working on this project, but will need to be highly self-directed in setting up and managing an organisational base in Brussels.

For details and an application form, please write to Tim Wallis, c/o Peaceworkers UK, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DD UK or send an email to: tim peaceworkers.fsnet.co.uk The information can also be downloaded from www.peaceworkers.fsnet.co.uk/npjob.htm

Nonviolent Peaceforce is an international project that is being developed to mobilise and train an international nonviolent, standing intervention force. The Peaceforce will be sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights, thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently, enter in dialogue and seek peaceful resolution. The headquarters of this project is currently in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org


Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief, devleopment and social justice agency of the Catholic community of the United States, seeks a Strategic Issues Advisor. This individual will develop and facilitate implementation of an Agency policy and advocacy strategy for peacebuilding and complex emergencies in close coordination with Overseas Operations and Domestic Outreach divisions; guide the strategy's implementation to address and influence US and international policy towards conflict, peace processes and humanitarian assistance, as well as post-conflict reconstruction and transitional programming; identify and develop strategic relationships with other US, Canadian and European or international organisations including the UN, on the critical few policy issues and contribute generally to the PSI mission and work plan.

Qualifications: MA in international development, peace/conflict; 6 yrs professional experience in relief and development activities; proven experience in policy research and analysis; knowledge of faith based organisations; ability to travel in the US and abroad; excellent communication skills including concise drafting of written products; fluency in English and another language required.   Please apply through the Catholic Relief Service website: www.catholicrelief.org in the employment section inlcuding req no D01087 and source code QED. Please indicate salary requirements in cover letter.

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