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6th September 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills (8-22 September 2013)
b. Transforming Civil Conflict: Online Course (9 September - 29 November 2013)
c. Introduction to Peacebuilding and Conflict Management (2-4 October 2013)
d. Research Methods for Policy Relevant Development Research (23-25 October 2013)
e. Strengthening Policy and Practice (18-22 November 2013)
f. Training of Trainers in Gender and Development in the Middle East / Maghreb Context (7-18 December 2013)
g.  INTRAC Three-Day Non-Residential Courses (December 2013 - March 2014)
h. Managing NGOs (28 April 2014 - 6 June 2014)
i. Working with Conflict (28 April 2014 - 4 July 2014)
   
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Trading Thoughts (14 September 2013)
b. Building Peace in Africa (27 September 2013)
c.  Campaign Against Arms Trade National Forum (28 September 2013)
d. Work and Welfare, Not Weapons (2 November 2013)
e. Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy (7-9 April 2014)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Looking for Office Space in Central London
b. Calling All Organisations and Individuals Working in Central and Eastern Europe!
c. Bristol Stop the War Events Listserve
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. Transforming September 11 (9-11 September 2013) 
b. Silent Vigil: Remembering September 11th - Resisting War on Iraq (11 September 2013)
c. Peace One Day - The Celebration (21 September 2013)
 
5. New Resources
  Publications:
a. War Plan Iraq: Ten Reasons Why We Shouldn't Launch Another War Against Iraq
b. Emergenze ed Alti Sunti Di Politica Estera (Emergencies and Other Foreign Policy Issues)
c. Australian Journal of International Affairs
  Online:
a. September 11th: Has Anything Changed?
b. Older Displaced Persons: At The Back of the Queue?
c. Meeting the Health Needs of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. United Nations Development Programme: Capacity Building Co-ordinator (closing date: 10 September 2013)
b. CIIR/ICD: Vacancies
- PA to the Executive Director (closing: 13 September 2013)
- HIV/AIDS Programme Advisor - Sana'a, Republic of Yemen (closing: 19 Sept 2013)
- HIV/AIDS - Youth Worker - Burao, Somaliland (closing: 19 September 2013)
c. International Alert: Project Officer (closing date: 20 September 2013)
d. ACORD: Programming Development Advisors (3), Nairobi (closing date: 23 September 2013)
e. Comic Relief: Africa Grants Committee Members (closing date: 30 September 2013)

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. CERTIFICATE IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS
8-22 September 2013
Lancaster University, UK


This course aims to provide a greater understanding of the causes of conflict and its dynamic forces, focusing on practical skills-based training in the handling of conflict situations.

For further information, contact Ms Sally Watson, Project Director, c/o Department of Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YL; Email:sally.watson lancaster.ac.uk

b. TRANSFORMING CIVIL CONFLICT: ONLINE COURSE
9 September - 29 November 2013
Network University, in conjunction with the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Department for Peace Studies, Bradford University, UK


A four-week online certificate course in Conflict Resolution. The courses are designed for professionals that work in conflict areas and students with a special interest in the topic. During the course, participants are familiarised with contemporary theories of conflict and
conflict resolution, acquainted with a range of relevant information on conflict on the Internet and introduced to practical issues and debates within the field. They are brought together in a 'learning community' with people with a professional interest in conflict.

For more information, contact: Lambrecht Wessels, The (European) Network University, Transforming Civil Conflict, PO Box 94603, 1090 GP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 20 561 8167, or visit their website at: www.netuni.nl

c. INTRODUCTION TO PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2-4 October 2013
Centre for Conflict Management, Oslo, Norway


An interactive introduction to peacebuilding and training in conflict management. Through role-plays, mini-lectures, group work and discussions, participants will look at and apply different approaches to peacebuilding on micro and macro levels using specific cases.

Other upcoming courses at CCM include:
23-25 October 2013: Justice, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ubuntu Workshop
19-21 November 2013: Peacebuilding, Conflict Management and Human Rights
9-11 December 2013: Training for Trainers (T4T)

For more information and an application form, see their website at: www.ccm.no/eng/upcoming.html#intro

d. RESEARCH METHODS FOR POLICY RELEVANT DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
23-25 October 2013
Hosted by the Bradford Centre for International Development and located in the Graduate School, Richmond Building, University of Bradford
Organised by the Development Studies Association (DSA)


A three-day session on policy-relevant research methodologies. It has outside funding from the ESRC and a subsidy from the DSA.  All the techniques discussed emerge from Development Studies and related disciplines. Five workshops have been held successfully since 1998.

The workshop is for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year PhD students in Development Studies or cognate disciplines such as Geography, Politics, Economics, etc. You may be either a full-time student, a part-time student, or a distance learner. You will have to join the DSA, but free membership is being offered to all postgraduate students for one year. (Details on how to join the DSA can be found on the web site at www.devstud.org.uk).

For details of the Workshop and DSA membership please contact:
Thandie M. Hara (t.m.hara bradford.ac.uk),
Maxwell Adea (adeama sbu.ac.uk),
Wendy Olsen (w.k.olsen bradford.ac.uk)
Or visit: www.devstud.org.uk or www.brad.ac.uk/staff/wkolsen

e. 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. The programme is particularly relevant for those engaged in the planning and implementation of aid and development 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.

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.

f. TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST / MAGHREB CONTEXT
7-18 December 2013
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Centre for Research and Training on Development (CRTD), Beirut


The Training of Trainers in Gender and Development aims to enable gender-aware practitioners in key institutions to undertake the task of facilitating and leading the process of mainstreaming gender analysis for development, policy formulation and institution building. At various professional and activist forums in the Arab region, the need to cultivate teams of gender resource persons and develop capacity in their own institutions is continuously being emphasized. This has inspired KIT and GLIP to team up in order to run this gender workshop, developed to support both women and men, currently or about to be involved in the development and implementation of gender programmes.

Eligibility:
Participants are expected to be from the Middle East/Maghreb region and have some knowledge and awareness of gender and development concepts and issues, have some working experience (or are concretely planning to work) in this area, and preferably in a position to integrate gained experiences in their organisations. Higher education, diploma/degree in social sciences, arts, or related fields will be advantageous though not imperative. The instruction language is Arabic and it is essential that participants are adequately fluent and literate in Arabic. Computer skills will be an added advantage.

For more information, or to apply, see: www.kit.nl/gender or www.macmag-glip.org or contact the Secretary of the CRTD Training Coordinator: CRTD, POB 165302, Achrafie 1100 2030, Beirut - Lebanon. Email: info crtd.org

Closing date for applications is: 20th October 2013

g. INTRAC THREE-DAY NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSES
December 2013 - March 2014
London, UK


This series of courses is designed for those who would like to have a broad understanding of the issue in question with an opportunity to reflect on the implication for their own work. INTRAC courses use a workshop-type methodology combining short presentations, group exercises and sharing of participants' own experience.

Courses
10-12 December 2013     Power and Partnerships
29-31 January 2014      Supporting southern advocacy
24-26 February 2014     Civil society strengthening
24-26 March 2014        Impact assessment: How do we know we are making a difference?

Cost: �0 fee includes course fees, lunch and refreshments - please note that accommodation is not included in the fee.

For further information, or to apply contact Rebecca Blackshaw, INTRAC, PO Box 563, Oxford, OX2 6RZ, UK. Tel: + 44 (0)1865 201 851; Email: r.blackshaw ; or visit their website at: www.

h. MANAGING NGOs
28 April 2014 - 6 June 2014
Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK


A six-week course designed to improve the effectiveness of development NGOs. The programme focuses on development of the knowledge and skills to support good practise in NGO management.

For further details and an application form, contact: Managing NGOs Programme Administrator, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, Crawford House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9GH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2800. Email: idpm man.ac.u. Application forms and further details are also available from their website at: www.man.ac.uk/idpm

i. WORKING WITH CONFLICT
28 April 2014 - 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 course 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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2. Seminars and conferences

a.TRADING THOUGHTS
14th September 2013, 1.30 - 5.00pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK
Organised by the Institute of Ideas and the British Library


An afternoon conference on the legacy and future of global trade. With the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development drawing to a close Trading Thoughts, on Saturday 14th September, will be an opportunity to examine and debate changing attitudes towards development.

Are poverty alleviation and environmental protection the best that we can expect for the future? Have we lost faith in dramatic economic and political change or have we rightly decided to rein in our hopes and expectations and the activities of multinational corporations? Is the simpler life a happier one?

Tickets: �.00 (concessions including IoI Associates, �.00) - includes afternoon tea or coffee Booking: Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7332 or email: boxoffice bl.uk

The conference coincides with the British Library's 'Trading Places' exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the charter of the East India Company.  See: www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/trading/home.html

b. BUILDING PEACE IN AFRICA
27th September 2013
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands


The Africa Students Conference will discuss the challenges of integrating good governance and poverty alleviation in the African peace-building agenda.

For further information contact Eric Gbeassor, UNOY Foundation, Venedikn 25, 1441 AK Purmerend, Netherlands. Tel +31 (0)299 436093; Email: africa unoy.org or visit their website at: www.unoy.org

c. CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMS TRADE NATIONAL FORUM
Saturday 28th September 2013, 10am - 5pm, London (wheelchair accessible)


Speaker is Dan Plesch, Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Service Institute, who will look at the recent increase in military spending. Plus workshops, planning, upcoming campaigns and much more.

For more information, contact Ann Feltham, Joint Co-ordinator, Campaign Against Arms Trade, 11 Goodwin St, London N4 3HQ, UK. Email: enquiries caat.demon.co.uk; Tel: +44 (0)20 7281 0297.

d. WORK AND WELFARE, NOT WEAPONS
Saturday 2nd November 2013, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, UK
Organised by Greater Manchester and District CND and Campaign Against Arms Trade


A one-day conference on diversification from military production and the creation of a non-military economy.

Speakers include:
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ian Goudie of the Arms Conversion Project, Tim Webb - formerly Assistant General Secretary of MSF, Chris Cole - Campaign Against Arms Trade, and Paul Dunne - School of Economics, University of West England

For further information or to register, see: www.gmdcnd.org.uk/worknotweapons or contact: GM & D CND, Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoat, Manchester M4 7HR, UK. Tel: +44 (0)161 273 8283; Fax: +44 (0)161 273 8293; Email: gmdcnd gn.apc.org

e. STAYING POOR: CHRONIC POVERTY AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
7-9 April 2014


Currently, 900 million people mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia live in intractable poverty. This conference of development practitioners seeks to raise awareness of chronic poverty, and to contribute to the identification of policies and actions to reduce poverty. The conference will run plenary and panel sessions on specific themes. Papers are invited from researchers, policy analysts and practitioners.

For further information on conference themes contact: David Hulme, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester, Crawford House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9GH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2803. Email: david.hulme man.ac.uk or to download an application form visit their website at: www.chronicpoverty.org

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3. Consultations and Notices

a. LOOKING FOR OFFICE SPACE IN CENTRAL LONDON

The Secretariat of IANSA, International Action Network on Small Arms, is urgently looking for approximately 6-800 square foot office space in Central London - ideally 2 offices for 4 staff members and 2 volunteers, with access to a meeting room. We are looking at costs of �-35 per sq ft per annum. They are very willing to share a larger space with a like-minded organisation.

IANSA is an international network of 450 non-government organisations from 90 countries working to prevent the spread and misuse of guns.

If you can help, please contact: contact iansa.org; Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 2080; or write to: Julia Armero, IANSA, c/o Christian Aid, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD.

b. CALLING ALL ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WORKING IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE!
(from Creative Exchange Bulletin, www.creativexchange.org)

Sarah Butterworth is Regional Manager for War Child Holland, based in the Balkans.  She is currently writing an essay (from Kosovo), based on the role of the arts in post conflict development and in society in transition, with special focus on Central and Eastern Europe/ Balkans.  She is interested to hear from anyone who works in or has views on this area of work.

Please contact Sarah directly via email: buttska hotmail.com

c. BRISTOL STOP THE WAR EVENTS LISTSERVE

To subscribe to the mailing list for the Bristol-Stop-the-War groups update, send a blank email to: bristol-stop-the-war-coalition-subscribe yahoogroups.com

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3. Events and Campaigns

a. TRANSFORMING SEPTEMBER 11
9-11 September 2013
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK
Organised by Peace Direct


There are some tickets left to see how individuals from Northern Ireland, America and the Middle East are overcoming fear, anger and hatred. Spiritual leaders from many faiths in the UK will also be at this event to mark this anniversary in a spirit of peace and hope.

Julie Christie, Ben Okri, Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry and Juliet Stevenson are just some of the extraordinary performers who've chosen a poem to perform at the event. Chloe Goochild performs her new album.

This is the last chance to get tickets. Proceeds go to launch a new charity to support local people stop conflict all over the world.

To buy tickets, call the Royal Opera House box office on (020) 7304 4000. Prices range from �, �, � to � standing. If you can't come on September 11th, come on the 10th or the 9th. There are only three performances, starting at 7:30 pm.

For more information, email: rose oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk or tel: (01865) 242 819.

b. SILENT VIGIL: REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11TH - RESISTING WAR ON IRAQ
11th September 2013
12.30-2pm  Silent vigil: St Paul's, London (for exact venue see: www.j-n-v.org)
2pm  Procession down the Embankment
3-4pm  Vigil opposite Downing Street

On Wednesday September 11th, the world will be remembering the terrorist atrocities committed last year. There will be a national ceremony of remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral in London, which will be attended by relatives of some of the victims.

ARROW is calling a silent vigil, to be held outside St Paul's on 11 September, to remember those who died in the attacks, and all those who have died in the subsequent "war on terrorism".

They are asking supporters to attend the silent vigil wearing black. Please do not bring any banners or placards. There will be a single black banner saying "Remember the Sanctity of Human Life www.justicenotvengeance.org". ARROW has no wish to offend or upset the workmates and friends who may be joining the crowds around St Paul's. The vigil will be silent, dignified and respectful.

They will then walk down the Embankment to Downing Street to hold a vigil protesting against the planned war on Iraq. A letter will be handed in to the Prime Minister's office.

Note: please do not bring any banners or placards.

For more information, contact David on tel: (020) 7607 2302. ARROW (Active Resistance to the Roots of War), c/o NVRN, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ, UK. Website: www.justicenotvengeance.org or www.j-n-v.org

c. PEACE ONE DAY - THE CELEBRATION
21st September 2013, from 7pm
Brixton Academy, London

An evening of live music, multimedia and speech to mark the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace.

Live performances from: 1 Giant Leap / Nitin Sawhney / Rhianna / Starsailor / UNKLE (DJ set) / Zero 7

Other contributions include: Peace One Day song by Dave Stewart & Jimmy Cliff (video contribution); UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan (video address); His Holiness The Dalai Lama (written statement); Secretary General CARE International, Guy Tousignant; Damon Albarn (video message); Sean Pertwee; Jonny Lee Miller; Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley.

If you are based outside the UK, or are unable to attend you can participate by watching the live global webcast on their website at www.peaceoneday.org on the night (7pm UK time).

Tickets: � adv. from Brixton Academy Box Office on tel: +44 (0)870 771 2000 or purchase tickets online at: www.gigsandtours.com/?link=peace+one+day&site=peace

For further information and updates, see:  www.peaceoneday.org

d. DEMONSTRATION: 'DON'T ATTACK IRAQ' / 'FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE'
28th September 2013, London, UK
Assemble 12.30pm at Embankment, march to Hyde Park

A demonstration organised by the Stop the War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain. The Stop the War Coalition urges everyone to demonstrate on 28 September, but also to spread the word. Tell your workmates, friends and neighbours, leaflet your street, publicise the demonstration in your trade union, church or tenants group, and get in touch with your local Stop the War Coalition group.

For further information, tel: +44 (0)7951 235 915 or visit the Stop the War Coalition website at: www.stopwar.org.uk

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5. New Resources

Publications:

a. WAR PLAN IRAQ: TEN REASONS WHY WE SHOULDN'T LAUNCH ANOTHER WAR AGAINST IRAQ
Milan Rai

With a Chapter by Noam Chomsky, and a chapter of quotations from relatives of September 11th victims. Photographs by Kim Weston-Arnold. Wood engravings and lino cuts by Emily Johns.
Published by ARROW (UK - 11 September 2013) and Verso (Worldwide - November 2013)

'War Plan Iraq' will cost � in bookshops, � direct. Orders received before 11 September will be post-free. Otherwise please add postage and packing. UK p&p if order received after 11 September: �80; Europe p&p: please add �30; Other overseas p&p please add �60. If you would like to order a copy of 'War Plan Iraq', please send a sterling cheque made out to 'ARROW Publications' to: 29 Gensing Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0HE, UK.

b. EMERGENZE ED ALTRI SUNTI DI POLITICA ESTERA (EMERGENCIES AND OTHER FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES)
Giorgio V Brandolini, Centro di Ricerca Fitotecnica, Italy

Explores emergencies and the global economy in El Salvador, East Timor, Aghanistan, Palestine, Democratic Republic of Congo and Bolivia.

Cost: US$20
Published by: CRF Press

For more information, or to order, contact: Prof Giorgio V Brandolini, 30, via Mazzini, I-24 128 Bergamo, Italy. Tel/Fax: +39 035 219142; Mobile: +39 340 0513825; Email: abcrf libero.it or abcrf yahoo.com

c. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Established in 1946 (as Australian Outlook) the Australian Journal of International Affairs (AJIA) is Australia's leading scholarly journal in this area.

AJIA is the journal of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. The Institute was established in 1933 as an independent and non-political body and its purpose is to stimulate interest in and understanding of international affairs among its members and the general public. For further information on the Australian Institute of International Affairs go to: www.aiia.asn.au

For subscription information, please visit: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/10357718.html
To receive free table of contents alerts for this title, please sign up at: www.tandf.co.uk/sara

Online:

a. SEPTEMBER 11TH: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?
Forced Migration Review


It may be too early to assess the historical significance of September 11th. For refugees and internally displaced persons the aftermath of September 11th has already had a major impact. The increase in inter-state warfare in response to 'terrorist' activities has made a mass exodus of refugees more likely. The increased sense of vulnerability in the West has caused new obstacles to asylum seekers to be put in place.

Available online from: www.fmreview.org/mags1.html

For further information contact: The Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 280 700.

b. OLDER DISPLACED PERSONS: AT THE BACK OF THE QUEUE?
Forced Migration Review


When communities are displaced by conflict older people are often left behind. Aid agencies also often make choices, and regard the needs of older people as less important than, for example, those of women and children.

Available online from:  www.fmreview.org/mags1.html

For further information contact The Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 280 700.

c. MEETING THE HEALTH NEEDS OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE UK
Angela Burnett and Yohannes Fassil

An information and resource pack aimed at healthworkers caring for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, but including many issues of wider relevance.

Available online at: http://www.london.nhs.uk/newsmedia/publications/Asylum_Refugee.pdf

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6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: CAPACITY BUILDING COORDINATOR, NAIROBI
Closing date for applications: 10th September 2013
Duration of appointment: 1 year with a possible extension

The overall objective of the Capacity Building Coordinator is to identify training needs and to facilitate information-sharing and capacity building measures in the area of small arms in the Great Lakes Region.

Qualifications and Experience:
- University education in a relevant discipline.
- Broad understanding of CPC issues and knowledge of the regional context in the Great Lakes.
- Experience in working on issues related to small arms and light weapons proliferation, especially in capacity building and training.
- Experience in the general area of IT.
- Experience in working with knowledge networks.
- Management and good logistical and co-ordination skills.
- Experience in working with projects and programmes related to development and security would be an asset.
- Familiarity with UN programmes and projects, particularly UNDP would be an asset.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively and in close coordination with many individuals, groups and divisions to complete tasks.
- Ability to work in a highly pressured environment and ready to take on a wide range of tasks.
- Fluency in French and English.

For further information, contact the Project Coordinator at email: smallarmsunit.nairobi undp.org

b. CIIR/ICD: VACANCIES
Closing dates for applications: 13th September 2013 (PA to Executive Director); 19th September 2013 (Programme Advisor & Youth Worker positions)

ICD acts to challenge poverty and promote development. ICD is the skill-sharing programme of The Catholic Institute for International Relations, CIIR.

PA TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Part time (17.5 hours per week)
Salary: �,025 pro rata
Closing date for applications: 13 September 2013

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of comprehensive support service to the Director, including fundraising, administrative support and servicing the board of Trustees. You will also provide support to the Administrative Manager with a particular concern for external events, internal administrative systems and providing administrative cover at times.

You should be a good administrator with at least three years experience, preferably in the volunteer sector. You need to have the ability to manage a demanding and varied personal workload, including working under pressure to achieve deadlines. You have to be computer literate and have good typing speed (no less than 50 wpm). Other language skills, especially Spanish are welcomed. You should also have an understanding of church structures or faith based organisations and an interest in development or international issues.

HIV/AIDS PROGRAMME ADVISOR - SANA'A, REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
Closing date for applications: 19 September 2013
One Year Contract

This post offers an opportunity to make a significant response to HIV/AIDS in a context of early intervention and low prevalence rates. The programme advisor will work alongside local government and non-governmental partners to assist them in devising a strategy for a national response to HIV/AIDS. You will work towards strengthening the capacity of local organisations to enable them to carry out a range of activities to address HIV/AIDS in Yemen. These will include awareness raising, training, networking and policy development at many different levels. You should hold a relevant qualification and a minimum of 3 years policy/design experience in HIV/AIDS preferably in an Islamic context. Working experience with governmental and non-governmental organisations and knowledge of Arabic language are essential.

HIV/AIDS - YOUTH WORKER - BURAO, SOMALILAND
Closing date for applications: 19 September 2013
(Two year contract)

The post holder will work alongside local NGOs, youth and young peoples groups to assist in devising and developing an appropriate response to HIV/AIDS for this particular target group. The Youth Worker will be responsible for advocating and promoting change through training and support. You will develop specific interventions aimed at youth as a target group for activities relating to HIV/AIDS and co-ordinate activities with other ICD staff working in this field. The post holder should have a minimum of 3 years direct work experience on planning and implementing HIV/AIDS activities with young people preferably in an Islamic context. You should also have experience in training young people both formally and informally. Working experience with governmental and non-governmental organisations and knowledge of Somali language are essential.

To apply: Only completed CIIR/ICD applications will be considered. Please do not send CVs only. Job descriptions and application forms can be downloaded from: www.ciir.org or send an email to: Monica ciir.org or Ricardo ciir.org specifying the title of the post.  Alternatively phone: + 44 (0)20 7288 8600; fax: +44 (0)20 7359 0017; or write to: Unit 3, Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ, UK.

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d. ACORD: PROGRAMMING DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS (3), NAIROBI
Closing date for applications: 23rd September 2013
Salary: �,956 (40% of this salary will be weighted using the Euro cost of living index for Kenya)

ACORD has radically revised its programming framework, changing its focus from service delivery to working with African communities and social movements in both the North and South, using advocacy and research as tools for change.

They are looking for 3 Programme Development Advisors to support emerging area programmes through a process of critical analysis and reflection, strategy definition, and detailed planning. You will be assisting the Area Programme Managers in ensuring that area programmes evolve in line with ACORD's mission and its global programme. Close articulation between area and thematic programmes is essential and you will be facilitating this dialogue where appropriate. You will be based in Nairobi but expected to travel extensively to the programmes.

You will have at least 3 years programme management experience in Africa in a long-term development context; you must be experienced in developing and writing programme proposals and budgets; manage people effectively and making presentations to donors. You would be expected to be familiar with a rights based approach to development and committed to ACORD's values.  You will be an English speaker preferably with a working knowledge of French or Portuguese.  A more detailed person specification is on ACORD's website.

If you feel you fit these criteria, please access the ACORD web site: http://www.acord.org.uk/b-employment.htm
and email your completed application form with a CV and covering letter to: recruitdesk acord.org.uk

e. COMIC RELIEF: AFRICA GRANTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Closing date for applications: 30th September 2013

Set up in 1985, Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and promote social justice.  In 8 Red Nose Days, they have raised over �0 million, every penny of which is now at work helping some of the poorest people across the UK and in Africa. Comic Relief is looking for experienced and enthusiastic people to join their Africa Grants Committee, which advises their Trustees on spending this money as effectively as possible.

Comic Relief's grants programmes are designed to tackle poverty and promote social justice across Africa. All the work they support is about helping people to make lasting, positive changes in their lives and their communities. Their grant making priorities for 2015-3 focus on work with people affected by conflict, women and girls, people living in towns and cities, disabled people, pastoralists and people affected by HIV/AIDS.

They are particularly keen to attract new members with an up-to-date knowledge of one or more of the following areas:
- Conflict
- Urban development
- Youth
- Disability
- Trade
- HIV/AIDS
- Organisational development
- Small enterprise development

Comic Relief has - and wants to keep - a diverse committee, and is committed to maintaining strong African representation on the committee. They need members who will take a challenging yet constructive approach to delivering and developing their grants programme. 

The committee usually meets once every 3 months in London with extensive papers circulated in advance. Members are also involved in sub-groups, providing advice to assessors on individual applications and regular programme reviews. Comic Relief will reimburse all travel costs and essential expenses.  

For more information and an application pack, send an A4 SAE to: Purni Morell, Grants Department, Comic Relief, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, UK or email:  p.morell comicrelief.org.uk. Packs can also be downloaded from the Comic Relief web site at: www.comicrelief.com. They are hoping to arrange interviews for Tuesday 15th October.

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