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15TH AUGUST 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. How to Evaluate Humanitarian Action (11-12 September 2013)
b. Art and Conflict (15-17 November 2013)
c. Strengthening Policy and Practice (18-22 November 2013)
d. Conflict Management Course (18-29 November 2013)
e. Field Diplomacy (20-29 January 2014)
f. Conflict Impact Assessment (27-29 January 2014)
g. Working with Conflict (28 April - 4 July 2014)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. a. The Political Economy of Small Arms in West Africa (9 August 2013)
b. A Global Forum on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management Practises in Uganda (23-27 October 2013)
 
3. Events and Campaigns
a. Rally 'Don't Attach Iraq' and 'Freedom for Palestine' (28 September 2013)
 
4. Consultations and Notices
a. Sphere Handbook Revision (2013-2014)
 
5. New Resources
 
Publications:
a. 'Truth?' A Special Issue of Institute of Race Relations Journal 'Race & Class'
b. The Humanitarian Enterprise: Dilemmas and Discoveries
c. African Renaissance - Roadmaps to the Challenge of Globalization
 
Online:
a. Weaving Consensus: The Papua New Guinea - Bourgainville Peace Process
b. Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Support Operations: Moving beyond Rhetoric to Practice
c. Healing Through Remembering
d. Human Security Bulletin
e. Profile of Internal Displacement: Peru
f. Profile of Internal Displacement: Burma
g. Profile of Internal Displacement: Croatia
h. Online Forum for Peacebuilders
i. The Afghan Transitional Administration: Prospects and Perils
j. Pakistan: Madrasas, Extremism and the Military
k. Books Related to Afghan Women's Issues
 
Other resources:
a. Linking Policy to Practice: Video Series
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Field Diplomacy Initiative: Operational Manager (closing date: 24 August 2013)
b. PBI Colombia: Funding Officer (closing date: 28 August 2013)
c. Islamic Relief: Regional Programme Officer, South and South East Asia (closing date: 1 September 2013)
d. Coexistence Initiative: Executive Director (closing date: 9 September 2013)
e. UNHCR: Evaluation Consultants (closing date: 9 September 2013)
f. Institute for Conflict Resolution (INCORE): Internships

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
11-12 September 2013
WHO Headquarters, Geneva

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS COURSE

This two-day workshop 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 aims 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, Email: reed interworksmadison.com.

b. ART AND CONFLICT
15-17 November 2013
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, UK
Trainer: Marian Liebmann

This course is about finding new ways to look at conflict. There will be a variety of practical exercises - individual, pair and group, to gain insights into different aspects of conflict. All
art materials are provided and no artistic skill is needed - just the willingness to have a go.

For further information, please contact: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham B29 6LJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)121 472 5171; email enquiries woodbrooke.org.uk or visit their website at: www.woodbrooke.org.uk

c. STRENGTHENING POLICY AND PRACTICE
18-22 November 2013
Responding to Conflict, Birmingham, UK

A residential course for staff of international and national agencies with advisory and management responsibility for relief, development, rights and peacebuilding programmes. It is particularly relevant for those engaged in the planning and implementation of aid and development programmes and those concerned with developing policies for appropriate responses in complex, political emergencies.

This course, held annually, aims to assist participants to find constructive ways of engaging with unpredictable and rapidly changing circumstances. The interaction between policy and practice is a major theme. Some practical sessions on conflict-handling are included in the course.

For further information, contact: Responding to Conflict, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LJ, UK; Tel: +44 (0)121 415 5641; Email: enquiries respond.org; or visit their website at: www.respond.org to download an application form.

d. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COURSE
18-29 November 2013
Mindanao, Philippines
Organised by the International Institute for Disaster Risk Management (IDRM), Charles Sturt University and Notre Dame University Mindanao

You are invited to nominate participants in the second offering of the Conflict Management Course (CMC-2), a learning pathway to a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution. The course will be held at AIM Conference Center, Makati City and Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines.

The Conflict Management sector has undergone dramatic changes since the end of the Cold War. Whereas disputes in the international arena have been traditionally dealt with by diplomatic means, the rising incidence and intensity of ethnic conflicts have highlighted the importance of alternative methods for the peaceful resolution of conflict focused at the level at which conflict begins, and where it must be settled: the community. This accredited course offers credits towards a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

For further information, contact the International Institute for Disaster Risk Management(IDRM) at: info idrmhome.org or visit their website at: www.idrmhome.org

e. FIELD DIPLOMACY
20-24 January 2014
Field Diplomacy Initiative, Leuven, Belgium

This course offers a practical approach and tips for a broad variety of subjects that are crucial to the practice of field diplomacy and peacebuilding, such as: What are the tools and strategies available to the field diplomat? How can one assess the impact of an intervention? What does a mediator's practice really look like? How does one cope with stress? What are the rules of non-violent communication?

Sessions are aimed at providing practical tools which can be used in participants' own field of expertise.

For futher information, contact: Field Diplomacy Initiative, Leuvensestraat 7/2, 3010 Leuven, Belgium. Tel/Fax: +32 16 48 76 54; Email: initiative fielddiplomacy.be or visit their website at: www.fielddiplomacy.be

f. CONFLICT IMPACT ASSESSMENT
27-29 January 2014
Field Diplomacy Initiative, Leuven, Belgium

A conflict impact assessment (CIAS) attempts to estimate the impact of an intervention on the
(potential) conflict environment in which it takes place, and vice versa. Therefore, a CIAS is ideally carried out before, during and after an intervention. A CIAS can be conducted on three possible levels: project level, sectoral level, and overall policy level. A CIAS allows for the reduction of conflict-enhancing aspects of the intervention, while it also identifies the peace-added value of the intervention. The ultimate goal of a CIAS lies in proposing suggestions for improvement of the intervention, so as to maximize its peace-added value, while reducing its conflict-enhancing aspects.

This training course provides a detailed description of the various steps in a conflict impact assessment, complemented with testimonies from field experts. It also looks at how to use creative thinking and the development of measures to improve interventions.

For futher information contact: Field Diplomacy Initiative, Leuvensestraat 7/2, 3010 Leuven, Belgium. Tel/Fax: +32 16 48 76 54; Email: initiative fielddiplomacy.be or visit their website at: www.fielddiplomacy.be

g. WORKING WITH CONFLICT
28 April - 4 July 2014
Responding to Conflict, Birmingham, UK

An intensive, practical and participatory course for practitioners working for peace and justice in situations of instability and conflict. The couse brings together people of varied and comparable experience to develop their ideas and skills and find fresh motivation for working in political and social conflicts in their own communities, countries and regions.

For further information on the above course, contact: Responding to Conflict, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)121 415 5641; Email: enquiries respond.org; or visit their website at: www.respond.org to download an application form.

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3. Seminars and conferences

a. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SMALL ARMS IN WEST AFRICA
Monday 19th August 2013, 6pm to 8pm
Gharweg, 5 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, UK

Discussion leader: Ms Afi Yakubu, Associate Director, Foundation for Security and Development (FOSDA), Accra, Ghana

In spite of numerous peace conferences and negotiations, peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations, sub-regional and international, in West Africa, especially in the Mano River region, armed conflicts are still raging. Armed conflicts are generally complex and need to be considered by examining a number of variables. However, a key instrumental factor of armed conflicts in the West African region is the availability and continuous, uncontrolled flow of small arms into the hands of individuals, warlords, and quasi-government factions of the region. Wider availability and accessibility to guns increases the frequency of localized violence and where the central authority is weak or has lost its monopoly over violence, civil war and anarchy become distinctively possible.

The discussion leader, Afi Yakubu, understands the link between security and development. Her organisation, FOSDA, has considerable experience in the monitoring of the flow of arms into West Africa and has developed an understanding of the reasons for the failure of the mechanisms that ought to stop this destructive trade.   

For further details, please contact Muhammad Bawa at Gharweg on: +44 (0)20 7620 1430. Transport Details - Buses 68, 171, 12, 45 and 168; Nearest tube: Lambeth North, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle.

b. A GlOBAL FORUM ON PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN UGANDA
23-27 October 2013
Kampala, Uganda
(From the Coexistence Noticeboard: www.coexistence.net)

The Forum will bring together all civil society institutions in and outside Uganda to share experiences and practices in conflict management and peacebuilding within the Great Lakes Region. It will provide an opportunity to convene disparate civil society organisations to strategise
for future action and to influence peace agendas. Among the expected outcomes is a common position by civil society, including international organizations and governments on coordination and harmonization of peacebuilding strategies in Uganda, the Great Lakes, and other regions.

For further information, contact: Daisey Muculezi, PO Box 6331, Kampala, Uganda. Tel: +256 41 530 764; Email: co.msuga ms.or.ug

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3. Events and Campaigns

www.stopwar.org.uk

4. Consultations and Notices

a. SPHERE HANDBOOK REVISION (2013-2014)
Since the launching of the first edition of the Sphere handbook (2000), over 30,000 volumes have been sold and the handbook has been translated into 15 languages (8 spontaneously).  This worldwide interest on behalf of national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, governments, academics and UN agencies demands that the Sphere handbook be made as effective as possible. To this end, a revised edition of the handbook will be published in late 2014. Get involved!

Comments  are  encouraged  from  national and international NGOs, UN agencies, donor governments,   governments where disaster response frequently takes place, academic institutions and other  humanitarian actors. To make sure that your and/or your agency's experience, insights and technical expertise inform the Sphere handbook revision, please either  fill  out  a  handbook  feedback  form (due October 30, 2013) and submit it to the project office or contact the relevant Focal Point.

The six Focal Points listed below come from NGO agencies that have generously donated staff  resources. In addition to their regular work with their respective agencies, this staff is responsible for managing the revision process.  Please contact the Focal Points listed below with any names, contacts, suggestions, recommendations or comments!

Water and Sanitation: Andy Bastable, Oxfam GB (abastable oxfam.org.uk)
Nutrition: Anna Taylor, Save the Children UK (a.taylor scfuk.org.uk)
Food Aid: John Solomon, CARE USA  (Jsolomon care.org)
Shelter & Site: Graham Saunders, Catholic Relief Services (graham.saunders crsbh.ba)
Health Services: Rick Brennan, International Rescue Committee (brennan theirc.org)
*Food Security: Helen Young, Tufts University (Helen.young tufts.edu)

In Spring 2014, a draft of the revised text will available on the website for comments. Comments in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian encouraged.

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5.燦ew Resources

Publications:

www.irr.org.uk/index.htm

b. THE HUMANITARIAN ENTERPRISE: DILEMMAS AND DISCOVERIES
by Larry Minear for the Humanitarianism and War Project

International humanitarian activities have grown enormously in scale over the past ten years. Alongside this greater experience, the complex links between humanitarian work and the worlds of politics and military engagement have become ever more contested. Through the lens of the Humanitarianism and War Project, Larry Minear explores what international humanitarians have learned about how to do humanitarian work well, and the arguments which remain unresolved.

ISBN 1-56549-149-1 USD 25.95 paperback
ISBN 1-56549-150-5 USD 65 cloth
Kumarian Press, 2013

For further information contact: Guy Benthan, The Editor and Associate Publisher, Kumarian Press,
1294 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002, USA; Tel +1 860-243-2098; Email: bentham kpbooks.com; or visit their website at: www.kpbooks.com

c. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE - ROADMAPS TO THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Author: Fantu Cheru, American University, Washington

How can African countries escape from marginalization, deepening impoverishment and state disintegration in the new era of globalization? Fantu Cheru draws on his experience of many
different countries to argue for a way beyond the simple state-led versus market-driven approaches to Africa's development. The international financial institutions must stop their heavyhanded interventions and let countries decide their own development paths. African countries must work within the reality of globalization to renew democracy and improve governance; invest
in education; revitalize agriculture, manage their cities, strengthen regional economic integration, and prevent yet more deadly conflicts. These require commonsense and non-dogmatic
approaches, learning from local successes, entrepreneurship, and a new generation committed to a new kind of politics.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 086 1 hbk GBP45.00/US$69.95 
1 84277 087 X pbk GBP14.95/US$25.00

For 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 their website at: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

Online:

a. WEAVING CONSENSUS: THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA - BOUGAINVILLE PEACE PROCESS
Accord Issue No 12

The Bougainville Peace Agreement signed in 2015 brought to a definitive end the most violent conflict in the South Pacific since the Second World War. Triggered in part by disputes between indigenous local landowners and the international proprietors of the world's largest copper mine, violent resistance met an abusive response from the PNG security forces resulting in a decade of displacement, death and violence. As the already diverse island society fractured, further violent internal conflicts erupted between different Bougainvillean groups.

This publication, produced in collaboration with the Bougainville Inter-Church Women's Forum, documents an array of innovative peace initiatives that succeeded not only in ending the organised violence but also in weaving back together the diverse social fabric of Bougainville.
The volume also contains perspectives from leaders in the process who draw out the challenges that lie ahead.

The publication is now available in full from the Conciliation Resources web site at: www.c-r.org/accord/accord12 or it can be ordered from Conciliation Resources at: 173 Upper Street, London N1 1RG, UK; Tel: +44 (0)20 7359 7728.

b. GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS: MOVING BEYOND RHETORIC TO PRACTICE
International Alert

The paper discusses the need, rationale, mandates and mechanisms for mainstreaming gender throughout peace support operations. It raises some of the challenges and suggests recommendations for assisting effective implementation. At this critical time in the development of gender mainstreaming debate and actions within peace support operations, this paper aims to respond to the question 'how' gender can be mainstreamed in policy, and translated and entrenched in practice.

The paper is available on their website at: www.international-alert.org/women/GM%20in%20PSO.pdf

c. HEALING THROUGH REMEMBERING
Healing Through Remembering has sought to identify and to document possible mechanisms and realisable options for how remembering should occur so that healing can take place for all people affected by the conflict in and about Northern Ireland.

The report of the Healing Through Remembering Project, issued in June 2013, can be ordered from their offices at: Healing through Remembering Project, Unit 4 River's Edge, 15 Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 8DN, Northern Ireland. Tel: +44 (0)28 9073 9601; Email: info healingthroughremembering.org; or via the following online options:

Order copies using the form on the website: www.healingthroughremembering.org/repenquire.asp

View pdf format of report on the website: www.healingthroughremembering.org/report.pdf

Send your comments on the report using comment form on website: www.healingthroughremembering.pquestions.asp

d. HUMAN SECURITY BULLETIN
Canadian Consortium on Human Security
(From the Canadian Peacebuild Digest listserve: peacebuild lists.mcgill.ca)

The Human Security Bulletin is a new quarterly publication from the Canadian Consortium on Human Security, which aims to faciliate the exchange of information and analysis on human security issues, and to help build an academic human security community in Canada and internationally.

The Journal is available online at www.liucentre.ubc.ca/hsq/en/hsqabout.htm

e. PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: PERU
Norwegian Refugee Council

The main cause of displacement in Peru has been the almost 20 years of internal conflict between the Peruvian Armed Forces and the armed opposition groups Sendero Luminoso and the Tzpac Amaru revolutionary Movement (MRTA), which initiated their armed attacks in 1980 and 1984 respectively. The total number of persons displaced by the violence during 1980s and the early 1990s were between 430,000 and 600,000, but the conflict "affected" as many as 1.6 million. In 2000, all but some 60,000 displaced had either returned or decided to settle permanently in their current location.

The profile of internal displacement in Peru is available on the website of the Norwegian Refugee Council at: www.idpproject.org or email: idpsurvey nrc.ch.

f. PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: BURMA
Norwegian Refugee Council

Civilians in Burma have become internally displaced mainly as a result of the intensified efforts by the military rulers since the late 1980s to control areas populated by ethnic minority groups. It has affected the border areas in the east and in particular the Karen, Karenni, Shan and Mon ethnic groups, but the Muslim Rohingya people and other minority groups in border areas towards Bangladesh and India have also become victims of the military campaign.

The profile of internal displacement in Burma is available on the website of the Norwegian Refugee Council at: www.idpproject.org or email: idpsurvey nrc.ch.

g. PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: CROATIA
Norwegian Refugee Council

The number of internally displaced people in Croatia has decreased radically since the armed hostilities between the Croat majority and the Serb minority ended in 1995. In April 2013, the Croatian government reported that only 22,000 persons remain internally displaced. The internally displaced population, Croats and Serbs alike, include mainly vulnerable groups like families whose houses have been completely destroyed or who have no housing solutions, as well as elderly and disabled persons.

The profile of Internal displacement in Croatia is available on the website of the Norwegian Refugee Council at: www.idpproject.org or email: idpsurvey nrc.ch.

h. ONLINE FORUM FOR PEACEBUILDERS

This online forum for peacebuilders, human rights activists, grassroots NGOs and civil society organisations aims to connect, communicate, and share ideas in order to increase the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions worldwide. Their website aims to create a new online "community of practice" dedicated to linking people and ideas at all levels of peacework.

Available at: www.track3connections.org

i. THE AFGHAN TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATION: PROSPECTS AND PERILS
International Crisis Group

Afghanistan's Loya Jirga or grand national assembly, held in June 2013 in Kabul was, from a narrow perspective, a success. However, an all-consuming concern for short-term stability meant that it failed to draw authority away from the warlords, assert civilian leadership or promote democratic expression. The imperatives of the Coalition forces to root out terrorism also continue to overshadow concerns for long-term stability and participatory governance. ICG's report states that the international community must act more aggressively to support the Transitional Administration. It needs to provide more security outside Kabul, either through an extension of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) or some other mechanism. It is also crucial for the political viability of the Transitional Administration that aid commitments are implemented promptly.

Available online from: www.crisisweb.org

j. PAKISTAN: MADRASAS, EXTREMISM AND THE MILITARY
International Crisis Group

As part of its anti-terrorism effort, the Musharraf government in Pakistan has pledged to reform the madrasa sector - the thousands of religious schools that provide basic education to millions, but have also contributed to extremism. A madrasa reform bill has been drawn up, providing for changes to the curriculum, school registration and monitoring of finances of the country's estimated 10,000 madrasas. But all such regulation will be voluntary. Most madrasas have already shrugged off the reform plans and say they will resist any attempts to secularise education. Meanwhile organisations officially banned by the government because of their extremism continue to run religious schools and to produce militant literature. ICG argues that the Pakistani government should establish a regulatory authority to carry out mandatory reforms and ensure that all schools affiliated with banned militant organisations are closed.

Available online from: www.crisisweb.org

k. BOOKS RELATED TO AFGHAN WOMEN'S ISSUES
A listing of books and reports compiled by Hekmat Sadat. Available online at: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/miroo/womenbiblio.html

Other Resources:

a. LINKING POLICY TO PRACTICE VIDEO SERIES
Responding to Conflict

A series of five videos which bring together the experiences and insights of practioners with those of policymaking in Africa - showing the need to make connections in peacbuilding between policy-making and practice.

The videos are:
The Wajir Story: documents the story of a peacebuilding initiative which began in northeastern Kenya
Gulu - The Struggle for Peace: examines the work done by practitioners in Northern Uganda
Pulling Together - Community Policing in the New South Africa: looks at the challenge to local security and policing posed by democratisation
Only Through Dialogue - The Somali Way to Peace: traces the bottom-up peace process in Somaliland
Practice to Policy: brings together the experience of practitioners and policy makers in Africa

For further information, contact: Responding to Conflict, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LJ, UK; Tel: +44 (0)121 415 5641; Email: enquiries respond.org or visit their website at: www.respond.org

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6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. FIELD DIPLOMACY INITIATIVE: OPERATIONAL MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 24th August 2013

Field Diplomacy Initiative is looking to recruit an Operational Manager

Duties and responsibilities:
- Fundraising and writing of project proposals
- Coordination and organisation of FDI training courses
- Coordination of project activities
- PR and representation of FDI

Profile:
- University degree in social, political, economic or human sciences
- Proven experience in the field of conflict management and training
- Experience with fundraising is an advantage
- Team spirit and a good sense of humour
- Good editing skills
- Fluent in English and French, both spoken and written; applicants who do not speak Dutch are required to acquire a working knowledge of the language
- Experience in conflict areas is desirable
- At least two years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the NGO sector

For further details, send a resume and covering letter by post to: Robert Olbrechts, Secretary and Vice-Chairman of FDI, Leuvensestraat 7/2, 3010 Leuven, Belgium; Email: anton.stellamans soc.kuleuven.ac.be or visit their website at: www.fielddiplomacy.be

b. PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL (PBI) COLOMBIA: FUNDING OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 28th August 2013
Salary: GB�,695

Proven fundraising experience and fluent Spanish essential are essential for this post. Interviews are to be held on 4th September.

For further details, contact PBI by email at: bicolombia pbicolombia.org; Website: www.igc.org/pbi/colombia.html. Or send a SAE to: PBI Colombia, 1A Waterlow Road, Archway, London, N19 5NJ, UK.

c. ISLAMIC RELIEF: REGIONAL PROGRAMME OFFICER, SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ASIA
Closing date for applications: 1st September 2013
Salary range: GB�,000 - 18,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)

Islamic Relief is seeking an active and motivated person to join their team in the Projects Division at their HQ office in Birmingham. The successful candidate is required to assist the Regional Programme Manager in supporting the field offices in South and South East Asia. Education to degree level in a related social science subject is preferred and ideally knowledge and experience of overseas development issues.

Interested applicants should request an application form from: Israr Ahmed, Islamic Relief, Projects Division, 19 Rea Street South, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6LB, UK. Fax: +44 (0)121 6225003; Email: israr.ahmed islamic-relief.org.uk

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development organisation based in the UK.

d. COEXISTENCE INITIATIVE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Closing date for applications: 9th September 2013

The Coexistence Initiative is seeking an Executive Director to articulate the mission and goals of the organisation, to assist the Board in exploring opportunities for new partnerships with other organisations in the field, and to develop additional funding sources for programs and core costs.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to the field of coexistence; at least 5 years of managerial experience; proven success in fundraising; excellent verbal and written communications.

Applications should be sent by 9th September 2013, addressing the selection criteria and including a cover letter, full resume and references.

Applications should be sent to: The Human Resources Department (Re: Executive Director Search), The Coexistence Initiative, 477 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA; Fax: +1 212 980 4027 (Phone calls are not being accepted.) Email: jobs coexistence.net. Further details of this post are also available on the Coexistence Initiative website at: www.coexistence.net

e.UNHCR: EVALUATION CONSULTANTS
Closing date for applications: 9th September 2013

UNHCR's Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit invites applications from senior evaluation consultants who wish to be considered for two forthcoming assignments:

1. An evaluation of UNHCR's emergency procurement arrangements.

2. An evaluation of UNHCR's programme monitoring capacity and procedures.

Candidates for both positions should have extensive first-hand experience of humanitarian operations and should ideally have specialist knowledge of either emergency procurement or programme monitoring. The timeframe and terms of reference for both of these projects will be finalised in consultation with the selected candidates. Both assignments will require a period of residence in Geneva, and may also entail travel to the field.

Senior consultants who wish to apply for either of these assignments should send a CV and a one-page statement of competence to email: hqep00 unhcr.ch, with 'consultancy' in the subject line. Please note that applicants with no previous evaluation experience will not be considered for these assignments.

f. INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION (INCORE): INTERNSHIPS

Applications are invited for the following internships: Research Unit, Policy and Evaluation Unit, Conflict Data Service, Finance Department, and Marketing Department. INCORE is unable to provide financial support and travel costs and living expenses must be borne by the interns or by a sponsoring institution.  Preference will be given to applicants who hold an appropriate Masters degree and can intern for at least 3 months.

There is no application deadline for these positions. Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter and a brief writing sample.

For further information, contact: Catherine Sharkey, INCORE, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry BT48 7JA, Northern Ireland. Tel: +44 (0)28 7137 5504; Email: cathy incore.ulst.ac.uk; or visit their website at: www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/news/employ/faq.html

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