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22nd October 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. RedR: Security Management Workshop (4-7 November 2013)
b. Distance Learning Certificate in Peace and Reconciliation Studies (starting January 2014)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Strengthening International Networking (10-12 November 2013)
b. From Conciliation to Reconciliation (14 November 2013)
c. Future perfect? Working for a World Free of Violence Against Women (16 November 2013)
d. Kurdish Human Rights Project 10th Anniversary Lecture: Noam Chomsky (9 December 2013)
e. INTRAC's 5th Evaluation Conference: Measurement, Management and Accountability? (31 March - 4 April 2014)
 
3. New Resources
Publications:
a. Single Identity Work: An Approach to Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland
b. Global IDP Survey Report 2013       
c. Fragile Peace - State Failure, Violence and Development in Crisis Regions
d. Assessing Landmine Impact at the Community Level: A Training Manual
e. Mexico Under Siege - Popular Resistance to Presidential Despotism
f. Balancing the Load - Women, Gender and Transport
g. Best Practices in Poverty Reduction - An Analytical Framework
h. Moving Mountains - Communities Confront Mining and Globalisation
i. Becoming an Ally - Breaking the Cycle of Oppression
j. Israel/Palestine: Peace or Apartheid - Occupation, Terrorism and the Future
k. Complex Systems Theory and Development Practice - Understanding Non-Linear Realities
 
Online:
a. New publications from International Alert's Development and Peacebuilding Programme
        - Afghanistan since the Bonn Agreement
        - More than Implementers. Civil Society in Complex Emergencies
        - The Peacebuilding Dimension of Civil-Military Relations in Complex Emergencies
 
4. Job Vacancies
a. International Crisis Group: Senior Analysts, Middle East Programme
b. Islamic Relief: Regional Programme Manager, Middle East and North Africa (closing date: 25 October 2013)
c. Mango: Field Placement Manager (closing date: 25 October 2013)
d. UNICEF: Vacancies
        - Lead Facilitator: Training of Facilitators - Monitoring and Evaluation in Crisis and
        Unstable Contexts (closing date: 25 October 2013)
        - Trainers in Monitoring and Evaluation in Emergencies (closing date: 31 October 2013)
e. International Alert: Great Lakes Programme Administrator (closing date: 4 November 2013)
f. Gaia Foundation: Projects and Funding Administrator

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. REDR: SECURITY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
4-7 November 2013
Jerusalem, The Middle East

The purpose of this workshop for relief managers working for Jerusalem-based agencies is to enhance the knowledge and skills of staff responsible for security management so that their organisations and staff can operate more safely in insecure environments, and thereby contribute to more effective relief programmes.

For further information, and an application form contact: Jenny Tinker (Senior Administration Officer), RedR, 1 Great George Street, London SWIP 3AA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7233 3116; Fax: +44 (0)20 72220977; Email: jenny redr.org; or visit their website at: www.redr.org

b. DISTANCE LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN PEACE AND RECONCILIATION STUDIES
Starting January 2014

The Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Coventry University, plans to offer a ten-week distance learning Certificate in Peace and Reconciliation Studies, starting in January 2014. To find out details and the online application procedure, go to www.coventry.ac.uk, the University homepage.  There you will find a tab marked "Learn Online".  When you click, it will bring up an option: "Login to my WebCT".  Click here and you will asked for a username and
password.

Enter username as: guest.peace
Enter password as: guest.peace

Click the text "Information on Peace and Reconciliation Studies". You should see a small range of icons, which will give you: information about the programme, application procedures, course content, and the course team. The site is being updated as they move towards the start of the programme.

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2. Seminars and conferences

a. STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING
10-12 November 2013
Soesterberg, The Netherlands
European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Conflict Transformation

The annual Platform meeting of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention will focus on the strengthening of international networking by looking back on five years of largely successful activities, as well as looking towards the future. Besides the lessons learned from networking in the past, the meeting will seek new and concrete ways of networking. The working groups will elaborate on subjects of interest to platform partners, such as the functioning and role of national platforms, information exchange through the internet, as well as issues focussing on the EU presidencies and a proposed United Nations NGO conference.

For more information or to register, please contact: The European Centre for Conflict Prevention, P.O. Box 14069, NL-3508 SC Utrecht, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 30 242 77 77; Email: info conflict-prevention.net; or visit their website at: www.conflict-prevention.net

b. FROM CONCILIATION TO RECONCILIATION
Thursday 14th November 2013, 10.30am - 4.30pm
St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2

The Centre for Reconciliation and Peace will be formally opened on 13th November 2013. It will be a venue for study by groups engaged in peace processes as well as being a place for dialogue between groups in conflict. They hope that the Centre will be a key meeting point for people working in the City of London and agencies and faith groups working in the field of conflict transformation.

The first seminar on Thursday 14th November will aim to analyse the role 'faith communities' play in both fomenting conflict and in post conflict reconciliation. It will explore different faith and spiritual values which support, encourage or frustrate the movement from conflict to peace with reference to specific situations.

Keynote address:  'From Conflict to Conciliation - Does Religion have a Role?' Oliver McTernan – Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University USA

Case studies:
'Christian/Muslim peace agreement in Northern Nigeria' Canon Andrew White - Coventry International Centre for Reconciliation   
'Northern Ireland – Have Christian values been a positive or negative factor in the current peace process?' Rev Trevor Williams  - Corrymeela Community

The seminar will be chaired by the Centre's new Director, Roland Smith, and there will be plenty of space available for panel discussion and questions. Coffee and a buffet meal will be provided.
Registration fee: £25 (50% discount for unwaged and students).

For further information, contact: St Ethelburgas’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 79 Bishopsgate, London E1. Email: enquiries stethelburgas.org; Tel: +44 (0)20 7248 3177; Website:   www.stethelburgas.org

c. FUTURE PERFECT? WORKING FOR A WORLD FREE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Saturday 16 November 2013, 10.30am
City Hall, Queen's Walk, London SE1
Kate Young Lecture 2013 organised by Womankind Worldwide

Speaker: Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

The lecture will be chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and is a unique opportunity to hear Radhika Coomaraswamy reflect on nine years as the international community's representative on violence against women, and how she perceives Womankind's work as part of the solution.

Tickets: £20  (£10 concessionary rate for students)

The lecture will form part of Womankind's White Ribbon Campaign 2013 - breaking the silence on violence against women.

For tickets (or more details about the White Ribbon Campaign) please contact: Lucy Macnamara at Womankind on: Tel: 020 7547 5700 or email: lucy womankind.org.uk

d. KURDISH HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT 10TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE: NOAM CHOMSKY
Monday 9th December 2013, 7pm (Doors open 6pm)
St Paul's Cathedral, London

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales introduces the Kurdish Human Rights Project 10th Anniversary Lecture given by Professor Noam Chomsky

This December KHRP will celebrate its 10th Anniversary.  KHRP is an independent, non-governmental organisation committed to the protection and promotion of the human rights of all persons in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the former Soviet Union, irrespective of race, sex, religion, political persuasion or opinion.  Its founding members include human rights lawyers, barristers, academics and doctors.  It is a registered charity and its supporters include Kurds and non-Kurds.

In the Kurdish regions the Kurds are not accepted as an ethnic minority group and face brutal human rights violations at the hands of the State. KHRP was founded in direct response to this situation and the failure of the international community to bring those responsible to account.

Tickets: Adult: £15, Friends of KHRP: £10, Concessions: £8

For further information please contact: Hannah Vaughan-Lee, KHRP, 2 New Burlington Place, London W1S 2HP, UK. Tel: 020 7287 2772; Fax: 020 7734 4927; Email: hvaughan-lee khrp.demon.co.uk

e. INTRAC's 5th EVALUATION CONFERENCE: MEASUREMENT, MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY?
31st March - 4th April 2014
KDK Conference Centre, Soesterberg, The Netherlands

As agencies take up the challenge of operationalising the monitoring and evaluation of empowerment, there is a need to examine how these efforts fit with the current trend among many official donors and development NGOs, of encouraging the use of performance assessment and results-based management systems. The Fifth Evaluation Conference will critically examine the interface between top-down, results-based performance assessment systems and bottom-up, client- based, participatory systems. Presentations by speakers will offer differing approaches to the subject matter and will stimulate discussion.

Cost: €720 per person (single room, inclusive of 4 nights accommodation – Monday-Friday and all meals). Please note, the conference will be limited to around 80 – 120 participants.

For further information please contact: Ceri Angood, Conference Organiser, INTRAC, PO Box 563, Oxford, OX2 6RZ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1865 201851; Fax: +44 (0)1865 201852; Email: c.angood

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3.  New Resources

Publications:

a. SINGLE IDENTITY WORK: AN APPROACH TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Authors: Cheyanne Church, Anna Visser and Laurie Johnson

Single identity work in Northern Ireland refers to those projects, programmes and activities that engage members singularly from one sociocultural tradition and, as such, pursue their objectives from a within-group orientation. Largely derived from a best practice project conducted at the Initiative on Conflict Resolution (INCORE) in Northern Ireland, this paper examines single identity work within the conceptual framework of the contact hypothesis and highlights the unique characteristics of this type of reconciliation work. In addition, the authors provide an analysis of some of the theoretical and practical implications of the single identity approach.

For further information or to order the publication contact: INCORE, Aberfoyle House, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7JA. Tel: +44(0)28 71 375 525; Email: incore incore.ulst.ac.uk or download a copy of the publication from their website at: www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/news/updates

b. GLOBAL IDP SURVEY 2013
The Global IDP Project, based in Geneva, was requested in 1998 by the United Nations to monitor internal displacement worldwide. It is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council. The Global IDP Survey 2013 is published by Earthscan Publications London and is based on four years of work monitoring displacement worldwide. 

For further information on this publication or to order copies, contact Andrew Lawday, Global IDP Project, 59 Chemin Moise-Duboule, Geneva CH-1209, Switzerland. Tel: +41 (0)22 799 0703; Email: andrew.lawday nrc.ch; or visit their website at: www.idpproject.org

c. FRAGILE PEACE - STATE FAILURE, VIOLENCE AND DEVELOPMENT IN CRISIS REGIONS
Authors: Tobias Debiel, Development and Peace Foundation, with Axel Klein, IFAA

Several regions of the world today are characterized by persistent internal conflict and deeply rooted structures of violence. The contributors explore why domestic and international efforts to re-establish order, human security, democratic processes, and an economy capable of developing, are proving so difficult to achieve. They look at three regions in particular -- the Caucasus,
Central America and the Horn of Africa - and investigate the wider questions involved in state failure, the dynamics of economies geared to violence, the roles of outside actors and aid agencies in supporting reconstruction, and what effective judicial reform, decentralization and other changes may achieve. They are all concerned to encourage more effective action, processes and policies to help regions and countries to end, or recover from, endemic warfare and violence. Without such a transition, the prospects for their populations remain bleak and the flight of refugees to more secure and prosperous countries will continue.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 170 1 hbk GBP45.00/US$65.00
1 84277 171 X pbk GBP14.95/US$22.50

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

d. ASSESSING LANDMINE IMPACT AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL: A TRAINING MANUAL
International Peace Research Institute, Norway

This manual aims to provide a training tool for organisations wishing to improve their analytical capacity at the ground level. The manual is intended for the training of field staff at the supervisor level. The training provides for improving the conduct of demining, but it is also useful for other components of Humanitarian Mine Action, as well as for humanitarian assistance and development projects more generally.

For further details and to download the manual visit their website at: www.prio.no/amac/trainingmanual/frontpage.asp or to order a printed version contact: Kristian Berg Harpviken, Project Leader, Assistance to Mine-Affected Communities (AMAC), International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) Fuglehauggt 11, N-0260 Oslo, Norway. Email: amac prio.no

e. MEXICO UNDER SIEGE - POPULAR RESISTANCE TO PRESIDENTIAL DESPOTISM
Authors: Donald Hodges & Ross Gandy

This book is a panoramic portrait of popular resistance to the alliance between the Mexican state bureaucracy, the president and the business class, in the period 1940 to 2000. This resistance embraced emerging urban labour protest, new peasant movements, revolutionary strikes on the railways and in schools, student opposition, and the re-emergence of guerrilla struggle culminating in the celebrated indigenous people's resistance in Chiapas. Mexico Under Siege analyses the core parties of the resistance, including the suprisingly central role of the Mexican Communist Party, and explains why resistance achieved no more than ending the PRI's system of presidential despotism. The authors present ideas about who now constitutes the common people's primary opponent and examine the prospects for genuine struggle in an electoral arena dominated by neo-liberal economic ideology and the Mexican economy's closer integration with the United States.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 124 8 hbk GBP45.00/US$69.95 
1 84277 125 6 pbk GBP14.95/US$25.00

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

f. BALANCING THE LOAD - WOMEN, GENDER AND TRANSPORT
Editors: Priyanthi Fernando, International Forum for Rural Transport and Development, and Gina Porter, University of Durham

This book draws together local level research from 15 countries across Asia and Africa, to help understand how gender affects men and women's access to transport, and what steps can be taken at community, provider and policy levels to improve the situation. It describes the different forms of rural transport in diverse settings; the social roles transport plays; the uneven gender-influenced access to it; and the impacts which poverty, culture and gender-insensitive transport
provision have on women's lives. The contributors, and those who discussed their findings in a series of workshops, make practical proposals for tackling 'women's mobility poverty'.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 981 2 hbk GBP49.95/US$75.00 
1 85649 982 0 pbk GBP16.95/US$27.50

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

g. BEST PRACTICES IN POVERTY REDUCTION - AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) International Studies in Poverty Research Series
Authors: Else Xyen et al, University of Bergen

Poverty reduction has come to be proclaimed as the core function of international development agencies, including the World Bank. This book focuses on the key role of best practice in  strengthening anti-poverty strategies. The authors explore how to transform best practice from impressionistic 'success stories' into a more precise and reliable analytical tool. They explore the factors influencing the establishment of a particular anti- poverty project or strategy as
best practice. And they examine the critical policy-relevant aspect of the conditions under which a best practice, once identified, can be successfully transferred to other situations and countries.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 210 4 hbk GBP39.95/US$59.95
1 84277 211 2 pbk GBP13.95/US$19.95

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

h. MOVING MOUNTAINS - COMMUNITIES CONFRONT MINING AND GLOBALISATION
Editors: Geoff Evams, James Goodman & Nina Lansbury

Moving Mountains is about campaigns which challenge the power, priorities and practices of global mining corporations. Transnational mining companies are often larger than national economies, dominating governments, local peoples and their environments. In response, those affected are creating new agendas for change and for social and environmental justice. The experiences, strategies and key issues discussed include:
- the potential for opposing mining and globalisation
- the predatory nature of the transnationals
- how the weak links in the corporate chain can be broken
- using financial power for environmental and social protection

The contributors examine corporate public relations and 'green wash', and how campaigns by labour, national liberation, indigenous, human rights and environmental organisations can force corporations to become more accountable.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 198 1 hbk GBP50.00/US$65.00 
1 84277 199 X pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

i. BECOMING AN ALLY - BREAKING THE CYCLE OF OPPRESSION
Author: Anne Bishop

This book explores the origins of oppression. Has oppression always been with us as a part of 'human nature'? What can we do to change it? What does individual healing have to do with the struggles for social justice? What does social justice have to do with individual healing? Why do members of oppressed groups fight each other, sometimes more viciously than their oppressor? Why do some who experience oppression develop a life-long commitment to fighting oppression, while others turn around and oppress others? The book is aimed at helping people who are working with groups to become aware of their own oppressive behaviour as well as the oppressions they themselves experience; the inter-connections that may exist between these different forms of oppression; and how to begin to work in solidarity with others to reduce their oppression.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 224 4 hbk GBP35.95/US$55.00
1 84277 225 2 pbk GBP11.99/US$17.50

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

j. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: PEACE OR APARTHEID - OCCUPATION, TERRORISM AND THE FUTURE
Author: Marwan Bishara, American University of Paris

This analysis of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict has been fully updated in the aftermath of September 11 and the Israeli Defence Force's campaign against the West Bank and Gaza. Fully updated with a substantial new introduction and conclusion to cover the Israeli reoccupation. Sets events in Israel and Palestine in the context of September 11 and the war against terrorism.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 272 4 hbk GBP32.95/US$55.00
1 84277 273 2 pbk GBP9.99/US$17.50

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

k. COMPLEX SYSTEMS THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE - UNDERSTANDING NON-LINEAR REALITIES
Author: Samir Rihani

In this book, development studies encounters what is popularly known as 'chaos theory' - ideas which in the natural sciences have usurped Newtonian certainties about the simple linearity of physical phenomena, causality and certainty.  Samir Rihani applies to the processes of economic development ideas like uncertainty, complexity and unpredictability. His book explains and applies the key concepts developed by complex adaptive systems thinking. He looks at various aspects of the development process and demonstrates the limitations of linear thinking in an essentially non-linear world. Little wonder, he concludes, that the results of half a century of development effort have been so disappointing.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 046 2 hbk GBP49.95/US$69.95
1 84277 047 0 pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00

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: www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk

Online:

a. NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL ALERT'S DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING PROGRAMME

AFGHANISTAN SINCE THE BONN AGREEMENT
A discussion paper by Raz Mohammed(International Alert, August 2013)
The paper maps out the recovery tasks ahead and identifies opportunities and barriers to supporting sustainable peace through aid. It outlines five focus areas for monitoring the implementation of the international community's commitment to building peace in Afghanistan and complements IA's earlier report 'Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan. What Lessons can be Learned?' (Goodhand & Atmar, International Alert, February 2013). The paper can be downloaded from: www.international-alert.org/pdf/pubdev/Fupnote.pdf

MORE THAN IMPLEMENTERS. CIVIL SOCIETY IN COMPLEX EMERGENCIES
A discussion paper by Mick Quinn (International Alert, August 2013)
The paper examines the peacebuilding potential of local partnerships with humanitarian focused INGOs. It explores the importance of partnership, the impact of conflict related crisis on civil society organisations and the pitfalls and advantages of partnership. The paper argues for a reanalysis of the relationship between external resource providers and civil society organisations and identifies seven sets of issues that humanitarians need to remain sensitive to in monitoring the progress of local partnerships. The paper can be downloaded from: www.international-alert.org/pdf/pubdev/67143_2nd_Briefing.pdf

THE PEACEBUILDING DIMENSION OF CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS IN COMPLEX EMERGENCIES
A briefing paper by Damian Lilly (International Alert, September 2013)
The paper explores the implications for peacebuilding of the interface between humanitarian and (international) military actors in complex emergencies. The paper argues that while peacebuilding is neither a core competency of the military nor of humanitarian agencies, both actors influence the dynamics of conflict in the areas where they operate. Both actors may have a positive impact on addressing the more underlying causes of violence, and enhancing the coordination between them may in certain specific circumstances contribute to creating an environment conducive to sustainable peace. The paper can be downloaded from: www.international-alert.org/pdf/pubdev/briefing3.pdf

These publications form part of a Development and Peacebuilding project on humanitarian activity in conflict areas. The project's aim is to enhance the capacity of humanitarian agencies working in conflict situations to make a positive contribution to peacebuilding and conflict resolution by raising awareness of conflict and aid issues and providing recommendations for enhanced policy and practice. The publications are based on research and consultations with humanitarian colleagues in 2015-2013.

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4. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. SAFERWORLD: VACANCIES
Closing date for applications: 23 October 2013

PARLIAMENTARY/MEDIA OFFICER
Salary range: £17,000 - £20,500

The postholder will be responsible for ensuring a regular flow of quality material to media and parliamentary contacts in the UK and across Europe. At least two years experience either working in government or parliament, an NGO advocacy role, and/or journalism, is required. An understanding of the conflict prevention/arms field would also be an advantage.

To apply send a full CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience, to: Sue Maskell, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK. For job description and further information, visit their website at: www.saferworld.org.uk/vaca.htm

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
Salary: Unpaid (apart from travel and lunch allowance)

The postholder will assist with the day-to-day implementation of Saferworld's media and parliamentary work. This is an unsalaried position (apart from travel and lunch allowance).  However, it does provide invaluable work experience within the NGO sector. 

To apply send full CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience, to: Sue Maskell, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK. For job description and further information, visit their website at: www.saferworld.org.uk/vaca.htm

b. INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG): SENIOR ANALYSTS, MIDDLE EAST PROGRAMME
Amman, Jordan
Salary: Approx US$60,000 depending on skills and experience

The postholder will provide analysis and advice on the key issues linked to addressing the political, social and security issues that feed grievances in the Middle East. One of the two analysts hired should be have expertise in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.

For further information about this post visit their website at: www.intl-crisis-group.org/about/vacancy.cfm or contact: Ms Blair Blackwell, Human Resources Manager, International Crisis Group, 149 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Fax: +32 (0)2 502 50 38; Email: blackwell crisisweb.org

c. ISLAMIC RELIEF: REGIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGER, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Closing date for applications: 25th October 2013

Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development programmes. They aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.

Overall Responsibility:
- To line manage field offices from HQ to ensure the effective implementation of the Projects Division strategy.
- To provide support and guidance to field offices.
- To monitor, evaluate and report on field office projects.
- To seek donor funding for projects and programmes.

For further information, contact: Israr Ahmed, Project Support Officer, Islamic Relief, 19 Rea Street South, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6LB, UK; Email: israr.ahmed islamic-relief.org.uk; Tel: +44 (0)121 622 0673; or download the job description and application form from their website at: www.islamic-relief.org.uk

d. MANGO: FIELD PLACEMENTS MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 25th October 2013
Salary Range: £22,000-£26,000
Oxford, UK

Mango is a  a UK based charity that provides financial management services to relief and development operations.

Mango is looking to recruit a Field Placement Manager responsible for placing finance staff from their register with NGOs in the field. You will take the lead in recruiting new, highly skilled people on to the register and maintaining good relationships with them. Working closely with partner NGOs, you will help them to define their needs and find the right people for their field jobs. Applicants should have either HR experience or NGO experience.

For further information contact: Barbara Johnstone, Mango, 97A St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1TB, UK. Email: bjohnstone mango.org.uk; or visit their website at: www.mango.org.uk/applicationpack.html

e. UNICEF: VACANCIES

LEAD FACILITATOR: TRAINING OF FACILITATORS - MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN CRISIS AND UNSTABLE CONTEXTS
Closing date for submissions: 25th October 2013

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to design and implement two global workshops to train facilitators/trainers in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in crisis and unstable contexts, one to train 21 regional office and selected Country Office (CO) M&E staff to facilitate CO-level training and one to build a corps of 8 external consultants to act as on-the-job trainers for targeted COs.  Training is based on a UNICEF M&E training resource to be made available to all staff on CD-ROM and/or Intranet by the end of 2013. The preparation of the training of facilitators will begin in the fall of 2013 with the actual workshops taking place sometime between 2 January and 15 February 2014.

For further information and terms of reference, contact: Kat Alley, Evaluation Office, UNICEF, New York. Tel: +1 212 824 6748; Fax: +1 212 824 6492; Email: ktalley unicef.org

TRAINERS IN MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN EMERGENCIES
Closing date for submissions: 31st October 2013                   

UNICEF is seeking consultants to act as on-the-job trainers who can work with targeted UNICEF Country Offices (CO) operating in unstable contexts or chronic emergencies, building the knowledge and skills of CO staff in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) while providing technical support on key M&E activities in the CO's work calendar. This will include work on M&E planning, rapid assessment and evaluations. On-the-job trainers will be expected to appropriately apply a range of techniques including coaching, process facilitation and more structured training. On-the-job trainers must participate in a Training of Trainers, a 5-10 day workshop, scheduled to take place sometime between 20 January and 15 February 2014.

For further information and terms of reference, contact: Kate Alley, Evaluation Office, UNICEF New York. Tel: +1 212 824 6748; Fax: +1 212 824 6492; Email: ktalley unicef.org

f. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: GREAT LAKES PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR
Closing date for applications: 4th November 2013
Salary: £15,844
London, UK

As a key member of IA's Great Lakes Programme, your prime responsibilities will include:
* The organisation of all aspects of travel for the Great Lakes Programme
* Being the primary point of contact in London for staff in the field
* Transferring grants to partner organisations in the Great Lakes region
* Processing and recording payments relating to the Great Lakes Programme
* Telephone and written communication with programme partners (in French).

You'll liaise with staff in Nairobi and in the field on financial administration and general information requirements, and ensure follow up with other International Alert departments as needed.

Educated to degree level and with at least one year's experience of administration work in the voluntary sector, you'll be computer literate and have previous experience of financial administration.  Good interpersonal skills, including team working and networking skills are essential, as you'll be liaising with internal and external groups. An interest in the political and socio-economic environment of the Great Lakes region of Africa would be useful and it is essential that you are fluent (written and verbal) in French and English.  An African language would also be a distinct advantage.

For further details and an application pack, please contact People Media Response on: +44 (0)20 7420 2080; Email: response peoplemedia.co.uk or write to: People Media Response, New Penderel House, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HG, UK, quoting ref: 67520 or visit International Alert's website at: www.international-alert.org/aboutus/vacancies.htm

g. GAIA FOUNDATION: PROJECTS AND FUNDING ADMINISTRATOR
The Gaia Foundation is a small international NGO based in London, working with partners mainly in Africa and Amazonia to regenerate and protect cultural and biological diversity, strengthen democratic processes and develop Earth-centred governance systems.

Gaia is now recruiting a Projects and Funding Administrator.  Experience of providing administrative support to international programmes, including budget management, report writing, proposal research and development is being sought.  Salary: £25,000. 

For further details please contact: gwen.vaughan virgin.net

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