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5TH AUGUST 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. How to Evaluate Humanitarian Action (11-12 September 2013)
b. Natural Resources Policies for Peacebuilding (23 September - 9 October 2013)
c. Environmental Conflict Management (25 November - 7 December 2013)
   
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. International Encounter on Peace and Development (12-14 August 2013)
b. Lecture by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (16 November 2013)
 
3. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Oxfam: Gender Advisor, Afghanistan (closing date: 10 August 2013)
b. Kabul University: Chair, Women's Leadership Programme (closing date: 15 August 2013)
c. International Alert: Asia Programme Manager (closing date: 16 August 2013)
d. International Alert: Eurasia Programme Officer (closing date: 21 August 2013)
e. Saferworld: Programme Manager, Conflict Prevention Programme (closing date: 27 August 2013)
f. Amnesty International: Campaign Organiser (Violence Against Women Campaign) (closing date: 27 August 2013)

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. HOW TO EVALUATE HUMANITARIAN ACTION
11� September 2013
WHO Headquarters, Geneva

InterWorks, in partnership with the World Health Organisation, is pleased to announce a two-day course. The course is based on training modules developed by ALNAP as part of a range of ALNAP activities seeking to improve the effectiveness of the evaluation process within the humanitarian sector. The course will aim to provide participants with a clearer understanding of the nature of evaluation of humanitarian action as well as of EHA normative frameworks such as international standards, legal frameworks, and evaluation criteria. The course also aims to provide practical guidance in evaluation design and implementation.

The course is designed for consultants and staff of humanitarian organisations who are either evaluation managers or evaluators. At a minimum, participants should have:
 - at least 2 years experience working in the field of humanitarian action (field, country office or head office)
 - implemented at least 2 evaluations (not necessarily of humanitarian action).

For further information and an application form, contact Sheila Reed at email: reed interworksmadison.com.
Deadline for applications and payment of fees: 1 September 2013.

b. NATURAL RESOURCES POLICIES FOR PEACEBUILDING
(from The Coexistence Noticeboard, www.coexistence.net)
23 September - 9 October 2013
University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica

A course designed to provide ex-ante (design), ex-inter (follow-up) and ex-post (evaluation) analytical tools to those engaged in the formulation of natural resource policies. These tools will facilitate the participation of policy makers in reform processes, leading to important contributions to peace and governance in the field of natural resources, both at the local and global levels.

For further information, contact:  Dean for Academic Administration, University for Peace, Apdo 138-6100, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica. Tel: +506 205 9000; Fax: +506 249 1324; Email: acadmin upeace.org or visit their website at: www.upeace.org

c. ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
(from The Coexistence Noticeboard, www.coexistence.net)
25 November - 7 December 2013
University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica

A course designed to strengthen the capacity of groups active in the field of natural resources management. Projects will include setting up alert systems, facilitating the management of environmental conflicts, documenting case studies, training local players, improving policy making, and promoting coalition building.

For further information contact: Dean for Academic Administration, University for Peace, Apdo.138-6100, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica. Tel: +506 205 9000; Fax: +506 249 1324; Email: acadmin upeace.org.
The application form can be downloaded on their website at: www.upeace.org

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2. Seminars and conferences

a. INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER ON PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
(from The Coexistence Noticeboard, www.coexistence.net)
12-14 August 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This conference will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural gathering that will bring together people who share concerns regarding the future of the world. Nobel Peace Prize winners, religious leaders, political leaders, athletes, scientists, performers, and young people will jointly explore the links between peace and development and reaffirm the basic principles needed to leave subsequent generations with a world free of terrorism, environmental deterioration, and poverty. 

For further information, and registration details contact: The Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Apartado 8-6410-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica. Tel: +506 255 2955; Fax: +506 255 2244; Email: Lina arias.or.cr. Or visit their website at: www.fiatpax.org/english/index-eng.html

b. LECTURE BY UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
16th November 2013
London, UK
Organised by Womankind Worldwide

As part of the 2013 Kate Young Lecture, Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will speak about her years of creating positive change in women's lives across the world through policies to stem violence. This is her ninth and final year as UN Special Rapporteur.

To order tickets, contact Lucy MacNamara at WOMANKIND Worldwide on tel: +44 (0)20 7588 6099 or email: Lucy womankind.org.uk. Website: www.womankind.org.uk

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 3. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. OXFAM: GENDER ADVISOR, AFGHANISTAN
Closing date for applications: 10th August 2013
Salary: �,000 pa

Oxfam is looking to recruit a Gender Advisor. Based in Kabul, Afghanistan on a twelve-month contract, you will develop and implement Oxfam strategy and programs that support and advance the participation of women in Afghan society. You will work with the management team to strategise, develop and implement projects and programs consistent with Oxfam抯 strategies and priorities for gender equity. You will work with the Gender Team Leader to work to implement Oxfam's Gender Policy in Afghanistan, including mainstreaming gender in its programs and ensuring gender equity in its management structures.

For further details and an application form, please email the South Asia Regional Management Centre at: ramin oxfam.org.uk quoting job title. Candidates should also send their full application to this email address.

Closing date for applications: 15th August 2013

The Chair for a Women's Leadership Programme is to be established at Kabul University in Afghanistan with the President's Contingency Fund made available as an endowment fund.  The president of Kabul University and the Minister of Women's Affairs are currently looking for candidates for the Chair of this newly established department.

Essential Requirements:
- academic background of Master's or Ph.D. level (possibly in Management, Public Administration, Social Sciences...)
- leadership experiences
- good understanding of management and gender issues
- entrepreneurial skills to mobilise various human and financial resources
- the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders in academia, government institutions and the private sector

Some of the tasks of the Chair include:
 -  developing or mobilise resources to develop visions and design courses for the Women's Leadership and Management programme 
-   prepare an annual proposal for priority activities

For further information, contact: Keiko Miwa, Human Development Group, South Asia Region, The World Bank, enclosing a covering letter and CV. Email: kmiwa worldbank.org or for further enquiries, tel: +93 70 279197.

c. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: ASIA PROGRAMME MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 16th August 2013
Salary: �,596 - �,153 (dependent on experience) plus additional benefits

International Alert is seeking a Programme Manager capable of co-ordinating and implementing its Asia Programme, overseeing a team of researchers, overseas consultants and volunteers on the Asian Project itself. You will work to ensure the requisite fundraising to sustain all programme operations and manage the finance for the Asia Programme, including the development of budgets,  managing expenditure and ensuring the production of accurate financial reports in liaison with the finance department.

With a minimum of 5 years' direct strategic management experience at a senior level in the field of peace building /development, you will have an in-depth understanding of conflict issues and the role of international NGOs.

For further details and an application form, please contact People Media on tel: +44 (0)20 7420 2080 or write to: People Media, 2nd Floor, New Penderel House, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HG, UK. Email: response peoplemedia.co.uk, quoting reference: 67272. International Alert website: www.international-alert.org

d. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: EURASIA PROGRAMME OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 21st August 2013
Salary: �,309 + additional benefits

International Alert is seeking a Programme Officer to help the Caucasus Forum implement its plan of activities in partnership with International Alert and the British East-West Centre. They are looking for someone who will work closely with the Programme Manager in all aspects of the Eurasia Programme. You will have strong negotiation skills as you will be working with partner organisations on common projects, working on different sides of conflicts and in divided societies. You will also be involved in fundraising and grant administration, ensuring your workload will be varied and challenging. You will also spend up to 4 months every year working in the region, so must be able to travel.

For further information, contact: People Media Response, 2nd Floor, New Penderel House, 283�8  High Holborn, London WC1V 7HG, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7420 2080 quoting reference: 67286 or email: response peoplemedia.co.uk. International Alert website: www.international-alert.org

e. SAFERWORLD: PROGRAMME MANAGER, CONFLICT PREVENTION PROGRAMME
Closing date for applications: 27th August 2013
Salary: �,606-�,825

Saferworld is seeking to recruit an experienced programme manager, who will be responsible for planning, developing and managing Saferworld's Conflict Prevention Programme. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a senior policy, management or advocacy post.

To apply please send CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience to: Sue Maskell, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK. Further information and a job description is available on their website at: www.saferworld.org.uk

f. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: CAMPAIGN ORGANISER (VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN THEME CAMPAIGN)
Closing date for applications: 27th August 2013

This post will play  a lead role in conceptualizing and developing creative and innovative campaigning materials for membership campaigning and public awareness on the theme of violence against women.  S/he will also be responsible for setting up and maintaining a dynamic, interactive system of servicing AI's membership structures across all five global regions and contribute to the training of our professional and activist campaigners.

This post will suit someone with the experience and understanding of campaigning principles at international level and an understanding of volunteer/membership-based organizations; developing and working on projects and planning work to meet deadlines, fluency in English and writing and editing skills; having a solid knowledge and sensitivity to women's human rights and gender issues particularly as those relating to "gender-based violence"; commitment to human rights are essential.  An experience in the use of multimedia technology for campaigning /raising public awareness, an understanding of training methods and the ability to undertake evaluations of working methods and projects and knowledge of either Arabic, French or Spanish are desirable.

For further information and to apply online please visit the Amnesty International website at: www.amnesty.org/aboutai/jobs, or send a stamped (41p) A4 SAE quoting the above reference to the Human Resources Program, Amnesty International, 1 Easton Street, London, WC1X ODW, UK, quoting Reference: CP 02/8.

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