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7th November 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Citizenship and Faith Lecture Series (commencing 18 November 2013)
b. Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Assistance (28 December 2013 - 2 January 2014)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. DSA Annual Conference: Rio +10 and Sustainable Development (9 November 2013)
b. From Conciliation to Reconciliation (14 November 2013)
c. HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Future in Southern Africa (28 November 2013)
d. African Women's Mental Health Matters (12 December 2013)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development: Call For Papers
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. The Kurdish Human Rights Project, 10th Anniversary Lecture - with Noam Chomsky (9 December 2013)
 
5. New Resources
  Publications:
a. Understanding The EU: A Civil Society Guide to Development and Conflict Prevention Policies, Horn of Africa edition
b. Enhancing Conflict Prevention and Civil Society Engagement in the Horn of Africa
c. Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) and NGO Peacebuilding - Experiences from Kenya and Guatemala
d. Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality after Civil Wars
e. Emergency Preparedness in South Africa: Twenty-Four Lessons from the Zimbabwean Elections
f. Combat Aids: HIV and the World's Armed Forces
g. A Bridge too Far: Aid Agencies and the Military in Humanitarian Response
h. HIV/AIDS and Emergencies: Analysis and Recommendations for Practice
i. Reconsidering the Tools of War: Small Arms and Humanitarian Action
j. Arms to Fight, Arms to Protect: Women Speak out about Conflict
k. Islam and Jihad - Prejudice versus Reality
l. Thinking Differently - A Reader in European Women's Studies
m. Feminist Post-Development Thought - Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism and Representation
n. The History of Development - from Western Origins to Global Faith (new revised edition)
o. Taking Cases to the European Court of Human Rights: A Manual
 
Online:
a. New Website Resource: Experience Development.Org
b. Gender Aspects of Conflict and Peace
c. Profile of Internal Displacement: Russian Federation
d. Reconsidering the Tools of War: Small Arms and Humanitarian Action
e. Conflict Risk Assesments for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Great Lakes
 
Other resources:
a. Humanitarian Practice Network Publications on CD-ROM
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. World Food Programme: Logistics Expert
b. OCHA: Consultant for External Review of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (closing date: 14 November 2013)
c. BRIDGE: Gender and Conflict Consultant (closing date: 15 November 2013)
d. United Nations (Zimbabwe): Relief Information and Verification Officer (closing date: 15 November 2013)
e. Asylum Aid: Caseworker (HIV Project) (closing date: 18 November 2013)
f. Search for Common Ground - 2 postes de communication (closing date: 18 November 2013)
- Directeur des médias - Kinshasa
- Producteur d'émissions radiophoniques/Directeur de projet - Bukavu
g. Save the Children UK: Programme Director, Jakarta, Indonesia (closing date: 4 December 2013)

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. CITIZENSHIP AND FAITH LECTURE SERIES
Commencing Monday 18th November 2013, 5-6.45pm

The first of a series of 8 lectures entitled 'Citizenship and Faith' will take place on 18th November at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. Dr Maurice Glasman of the London Metropolitan University will deal with the history of ideas which have modelled our current understanding of citizenship, and develop new ideas of citizenship in multicultural and cosmopolitan societies. This series follows on from the seminars run by Toynbee Hall last year.

Registration fee for the whole series: £30

Payment can be made either by credit card over the telephone to: (020) 7248 3177 or by sending a cheque made out to 'St Ethelburga's Centre' to: St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Old Deanery, Dean's Court, London EC4V 5AA, UK. For further information, contact St Ethelburga's on email: enquiries stethelburas.org or visit their website at: www.stethelburgas.org

b. ETHICAL ISSUES IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
The American University in Cairo: Forced Migration and Refugee Studies
28 December 2013 - 2 January 2014

The course will provide the opportunity to reflect on the underlying ethical issues that motivate and legitimise humanitarian interventions in crisis situations. It will present and analyse the literature on some of the key themes as articulated in contemporary debates about the limits of 'humanitarianism'. These include: a)the relation between the adoption of particular concepts in the description of the phenomena under consideration (e.g. 'conflict' instead of 'war', or 'famine' instead of 'complex political emergencies'); b)the implications of these terms in the context of aid agency mandates that determine what aid agencies can legitimately claim to do in crisis situations; and c)the financial constraints that impose practical restrictions on the implementation of the binding principles enshrined in international conventions and human rights documents.

Applications (curriculum vitae and letter of application) should be sent to the following address, mentioning Short Course Application in the subject heading: Ms Alia Arafa, Program Administrator, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, American University in Cairo. Tel: +20 2 7976626; Fax: +20 2 7976629; Email: fmrs aucegypt.edu or visit their website at: www.aucegypt.edu/academic/fmrs

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2. Seminars and conferences

a. DSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: RIO +10 AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Saturday 9th November 2013
Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich, London

This one-day event at the University of Greenwich will explore the theme of sustainable development through plenaries, seminars and workshop sessions.

Further information on the conference is available on the DSA website at: www.devstud.org.uk

The DSA is the main professional body bringing together researchers, NGOs, policy makers, consultants, and others concerned with multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approaches to international development.

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

Inaugural Seminar

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. Our hope is 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:   Oliver McTernan - Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University USA. 'From Conflict to Conciliation - Does Religion have a Role?'

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

Coffee and a buffet meal will be provided and there will be a registration fee of £25 for participants (50% discount for unwaged and students).

For further information, contact St Ethelburgas's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 79 Bishopsgate, London E1 (nearest Tube Stations Bank & Liverpool Street - map on web site). Tel: +44 (0)20 7248 3177; email: enquiries stethelburgas.org; Website: www.stethelburgas.org

c. HIV/AIDS: CONFRONTING THE FUTURE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Thursday 28th November 2013, 6.45pm
Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Canon Collins Memorial Lecture with
Professor William Makgoba, Vice Chancellor, University of Natal
Professor Alan Whiteside, Director, HEARD, University of Natal
Lillian Cingo, Manager, Phelophepa Health Train

Admission is £10 and tickets can be obtained from: Canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa, Unit 22 The Ivories, 6 Northampton Street, London N1 2HY. Tel: 020 7354 1462; Fax: 020 7359 4875 E-mail: ccetsa gn.apc.org

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3. Consultations and Notices

a. JOURNAL of PEACEBUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT: CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission date for abstracts: 15 November 2013

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, a new tri-annual journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development and peace, is calling for papers for Volume III. The publication endeavours to
capture and examine critical peacebuilding and development topics and questions that challenge our era. Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and should be submitted by 15 November 2013. Please clearly indicate if article is under consideration by another publisher at the time of submission.

Abstracts can be submitted to: Executive Editors, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20156-8071, USA. Or email Erin McCandless at: emccand africaonline.co.zw  and Mohammed Abu-Nimer: abunim american.edu and cc: jpd africaonline.co.zw; subscription enquiries to: Betty Sitka: salima american.edu, or call: +1-202-885-5989.

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4. Events and Campaigns

a. THE KURDISH HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT 10TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE - WITH NOAM CHOMSKY
Monday 9 December 2013, 7pm
St Paul's Cathedral, London
Speaker: Professor Noam Chomsky

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. This December KHRP will celebrate its 10th Anniversary.

If you are interested in attending the event contact tel: 0870 900 4555 for tickets or visit www.ticketweb.co.uk

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5.  New Resources

Publications:

a. UNDERSTANDING THE EU: A CIVIL SOCIETY GUIDE TO DEVELOPMENT AND CONFLICT PREVENTION POLICIES, HORN OF AFRICA EDITION

Saferworld

Designed for non-state actors (NSAs)in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP)countries, this guide offers basic information on the European Union, its policies on development and conflict prevention, and the EU-ACP Cotonou Partnership Agreement. This edition covers manifestations of EU policies in the Horn of Africa and is intended as a resource to enhance understanding on the EU, its development policies and the Cotonou Agreement.

For further information or to order a copy of this report, contact: Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W OEB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7881 9290; Email: general saferworld.org.uk or visit their website at: www.saferworld.org.uk.

b. ENHANCING CONFLICT PREVENTION AND CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
Saferworld, Africa Peace Forum, InterAfrica Group, Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE)

A report of roundtable discussion between Saferworld, InterAfrica Group (IAG) and the Africa Peace Forum exploring the opportunities and challenges for non-state actors to contribute to conflict prevention, and peacebuilding in the Horn of Africa, within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement. The report contains a set of recommendations which emerged from the roundtable, highlighting the importance of further development and implementing more effective strategies for non-state actor engagement and conflict prevention mainstreaming within the framework of Cotonou.

For further information or to order copies of the report, contact: Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W OEB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7881 9290; Email: general saferworld.org.uk or download the report from their website at: www.saferworld.org.uk

c. PEACE AND CONFLICT IMPACT ASSESSMENT (PCIA) AND NGO PEACEBUILDING - EXPERIENCES FROM KENYA AND GUATEMALA
International Alert
Authors: M Leonhardt, P Ardon, N Karuru and A Sherriff

The report summarises the key findings from two collaborative projects on NGO capacity building for conflict reduction and peacebuilding in Guatemala and Kenya. It aims to reflect the wealth of lessons learned on the challenges of civil society peacebuilding from an indigenous perspective, and to identify possible ways forward for supporting and developing the capacity of local peace actors.

The report is available to download at: www.international-alert.org/pdf/pubdev/pcia.pdf

d. INVESTING IN PEACE: AID AND CONDITIONALITY AFTER CIVIL WARS
Author: James K. Boyce
Adelphi Paper 351 published by Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies

This book analyses the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the potential for peace conditionality, linking aid to steps to implement accords and consolidate the peace.

ISBN 0-19-851669-x.
Price: USD 21.95, GBP 15.99

Order from: Journals Subscription Dept, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, UK. Fax: +44 (0)1865 353485; Email: jnlorders oup.co.uk. For further information visit their website at: www.oup-usa.org/isbn/019851669X

e. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN SOUTH AFRICA: TWENTY-FOUR LESSONS FROM THE ZIMBABWEAN ELECTIONS
University of Witwatersrand

This report analyses the weaknesses of the emergency preparedness process in South Africa in advance of the Zimbabwean elections in March 2013, and discusses how lessons learned from it can be used to improve and continue preparedness today. It emphasises that the crisis in Zimbabwe, and therefore the probability of a significant influx of displaced people into South Africa is by no means over, and current levels of preparedness and commitment to refugee protection fall short from international humanitarian standards.

The report is available on both the RRP website at www.wits.ac.za/rrp and the National Consortium of Refugee Affairs website at:www.ncra.org.za. For hard copies or for further information  contact the Refugee Research Programme at: witsrrp mweb.co.za; Tel: +27 13 7955441; Fax: +27 13 7955024.

f. COMBAT AIDS: HIV AND THE WORLD'S ARMED FORCES
Healthlink Worldwide
2013, 57 p.

Like other sexually transmitted infections, HIV rates are often higher in the armed forces than in the general population. There is also evidence of a link between HIV and conflict situations. This paper produced by Healthlink Worldwide, in collaboration with the Panos Institute, looks at some of the factors that increase soldiers vulnerability to HIV and support the spread of HIV in conflict situations. It also looks at strategies that reduce this risk. These include the development of comprehensive national and regional HIV/AIDS programmes that include the military and civilian populations, and policies that addess all issues of risk, prevention and care. Examples of effective approaches to reducing risk of HIV include the use of peer education programmes that provide soldiers with a safe space to fully express their concerns,  testing and counselling services, the open involvement of soldiers living with HIV, and access to care services for soldiers and their partners.

Target audience: policy and decision makers, international, regional and national NGOs working in the areas of HIV/AIDS, the military and/or conflict.

Price : free to readers in 'developing' countries, £6 to others

Available from: Christine Kalume, Healthlink Worldwide, Cityside, 40 Adler St, London, E1 1EE, UK. Email: info healthlink.org.uk (Subject line: Combat AIDS) or visit their website at: www.healthlink.org.uk/pubs.html (pdf or text-only file).

g. A BRIDGE TOO FAR: AID AGENCIES AND THE MILITARY IN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Overseas Development Institute
Authors: Jane Barry with Anna Jefferys (2013)

Since the early 1990s, military forces have become increasingly involved in humanitarian assistance. This encroachment into what has traditionally been seen as 'humanitarian space' raises significant issues of principle, as well as policy and operational questions not only for humanitarian agencies, but also for the international community as a whole. These questions have only become more urgent in the wake of the war in Afghanistan following the attacks of 11 September, and the increasingly explicit linkage of military, political and humanitarian aims that it has engendered. Despite its importance, the debate over the proper roles of humanitarian actors and military forces and the relationship between them is relatively young and anecdotal. Detailed analysis is lacking, and few guidelines for policy or practice have been developed. This paper clarifies the key issues of debate, and puts forward recommendations to further dialogue, and to guide policy and practice.

This publication is available online from: www.odihpn.org (go to HPN Publications)

h. HIV/AIDS AND EMERGENCIES: ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE
Overseas Development Institute
Author: Ann Smith

Responses to emergencies caused by conflict or natural disasters are typically confined to addressing basic needs such as food, shelter and fuel, water and sanitation and immediate health provision through disease treatment or prevention. Less well-recognised, however, is the Relevance of HIV at the planning and initial stages of emergency response.This paper argues that emergency practitioners need a better understanding of the links between emergencies and vulnerability to HIV. It illustrates how HIV-related considerations need to be taken into account from the earliest point of response to an emergency and through every stage of involvement. The paper identifies key considerations that need to be taken into account, and invites humanitarian agencies to review their policies and practices, and implement any changes needed in the light of the issues identified.

This publication is available online from: www.odihpn.org (go to HPN Publications)

i. RECONSIDERING THE TOOLS OF WAR: SMALL ARMS AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Overseas Development Institute
Authors: Robert Muggah with Martin Griffiths

Civilians and humanitarian workers are regularly killed, maimed and threatened with small arms. Although the presence of small arms does not, in itself, cause conflict, their ready accessibility and misuse are closely associated with physical and psychological disability, forced displacement and civilians declining access to basic services in the context of conflict
and social violence.

This paper provides a preliminary roadmap for humanitarian agencies to engage more proactively with the issue of small arms and light weapons. It reviews the dimensions of the problem, from both the disarmament and the humanitarian perspective, and presents a conceptual framework for understanding and measuring the humanitarian impacts of small arms misuse. Its principal argument is that evidence of the magnitude and scale of the humanitarian impact of small arms is urgently required. Solid evidence is the bedrock of sound policy and intervention - and humanitarian agencies must lead the way.

This publication is available online from: www.odihpn.org (go to HPN Publications).

j. ARMS TO FIGHT, ARMS TO PROTECT: WOMEN SPEAK OUT ABOUT CONFLICT
Editors: Olivia Bennett, Jo Bexley, Kitty Warnock.

While the impacts of armed conflict the world over have a shocking familiarity - death, disability, rape, displacement, family separation and economic destruction - women's experiences are not uniform. Women from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Tigray (Ethiopia), Uganda, Somaliland, Liberia, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Lebanon, Bosnia and Croatia speak of the psychological and physical damage of war, and the battle for economic survival. These testimonies reveal the views and experiences of women as fighters, participants, refugees, victims caught between warring factions, organisers for peace and rehabilitation, careers, and mothers, relatives and partners of the dead and disappeared.

Long after the conflict has died down, its impact continues. Women talk movingly about their efforts to rebuild their lives and those of their families and communities: taking on new roles and extra responsibilities, coping with traumatised children, finding ways to break the cycle of violence and revenge.

Priced £10.95
Published: 1995, ISBN 1-870670-36-1

For more information or to order a copy, contact: Kelly Hawrylyshyn, Oral Testimony Programme, Panos Institute, 9 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7239 7629; Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0345; Email: KellyH panoslondon.org.uk; or visit their website at: www.panos.org.uk

k. ISLAM AND JIHAD - PREJUDICE VERSUS REALITY
Author: A G Noorani

This  book rebutts the misconceptions about Islam articulated by many European intellectuals down the centuries. For non-Muslims these still obstruct a clear understanding of both the nature of Islam and the history of Christian/Muslim interactions. The author demonstrates the very recent, politically motivated and theologically dubious nature of the assertions of so-called Islamic fundamentalist movements; and contrasts them with socially progressive Muslim thinkers who have sought to address the inescapable questions of the modern world. He provides the history and understanding of certain basic concepts needed to counteract the recent upsurge of ill-informed prejudice against Muslims worldwide, and to deal with any tendency to romanticize fundamentalist brutalities.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 270 8 hbk GBP32.95/US$55.00 
1 84277 271 6 pbk GBP9.99/US$17.50

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

l. THINKING DIFFERENTLY - A READER IN EUROPEAN WOMEN'S STUDIES
Editors: Gabriele Griffin, University of Hull, & Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University (ATHENA)

This is the first book to ask whether there is a specifically European dimension to some of the major issues in women's studies. Among the new lines of enquiry opened up are:
* the impact on women of Europe's experience of warfare
* the relationship between feminism and anti-semitism
* migration and 'whiteness' in the European context
* the importance of passion, emotion and psychoanalytical theory for the politics of certain European countries
* the decline of the welfare state across Europe
* the phenomenon of the 'single' woman.

The contributors reflect on the impact on feminist thinking and theorising of political, social and cultural changes over the past century in Europe. They raise important issues about the transfer of feminist concepts across cultures and languages, and offer different viewpoints on some of the key debates.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 002 0 hbk GBP50.00/US$69.95 
1 84277 003 9 pbk GBP16.95/US$25.00

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

m. FEMINIST POST-DEVELOPMENT THOUGHT - RETHINKING MODERNITY, POST-COLONIALISM AND REPRESENTATION
Editor:  Kriemild Saunders, St John's University, Staten Island

What does 'development' mean for women? Is it their best hope of social progress and equality, or does it simply raise false expectations for the future?  Should Third World women continue along the development path, or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead? Feminist thinkers explore these critical questions from a variety of different perspectives.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 85649 946 4 hbk GBP49.95/US$75.00 
1 85649 947 2 pbk GBP15.95/US$25.00

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

n. THE HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT - FROM WESTERN ORIGINS TO GLOBAL FAITH (NEW REVISED EDITION)
Author: Gilbert Rist, Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 180 9 hbk £45.00/$65.00 
1 84277 181 7 pbk £14.95/$25.00

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

o. TAKING CASES TO THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: A MANUAL
Kerim Yildiz and Philip Leach
Kurdish Human Rights Project & Bar Human Rights Committee

This manual provides commentaries on the practice and procedure of the European Court, as well as including key texts such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the Court's application form, and a table of legal aid rates. It has been produced in order to complement ongoing training seminars in Armenia and Azerbaijan, Turkey and other parts of Europe, which were designed to provide practical advice about taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

ISBN 1 900175 50 9
Cost: £5.00

For more information, or to order, contact: Kurdish Human Rights Project, Room 319 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1R 5TB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 2772; Fax: +44 (0)20 7734 4927; Email: khrp khrp.demon.co.uk or visit their website at: www.khrp.org

Online:

a. NEW WEBSITE RESOURCE: EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT.ORG
www.experiencedevelopment.org is a new website designed primarily for students and graduates interested in international development sector. The site includes an up to date database of development organisations, banks and agencies, research sources, UK NGOs, UK consultancies, university courses and jobs.

b. GENDER ASPECTS OF CONFLICT AND PEACE
INSTRAW (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women)

To mark the recent session of the United Nations Security Council (25 October) in which the issue of "Women, Peace and Security"  was considered, INSTRAW has prepared special webpages focussing on Gender Aspects of Conflict and Peace. These include:
- A special collection of resources - searchable database of relevant sources of knowledge and information with abstracts and links to online publications
- links to relevant sites and organisations
- links to relevant UN official documents
- INSTRAW paper - theoretical framework on gender aspects of conflict and peace.

Available online at: www.un-instraw.org/en/research/gacp/index

c. PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Compilation of the information available in the Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council

Displaced Chechens face mounting pressure to return to their homeland,despite widespread insecurity in the war-torn republic and Russian government promises not to force people back. Some 5,000 people have returned to Chechnya already this year - transferred under a new campaign by Chechen, Ingush and Moscow authorities to return all Chechens by the end of 2013. Two tent camps for displaced people have been closed down. About 300,000 displaced Chechens, meanwhile, are entering a fourth winter of displacement in a generally vulnerable conditions, facing serious health risks from malnutrition, poor living conditions, mental stress and spreading diseases. While most displaced Chechens survive on international aid, this is often disrupted by insecurity, kidnapping of aid workers and bureaucratic obstructions.

The profile is available online from www.idpproject.org

d. RECONSIDERING THE TOOLS OF WAR: SMALL ARMS AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Authors: Robert Muggah with Martin Griffiths
July 2013 £5.00 (£3.50 HPN members) 0 85003 599 6

This paper provides a preliminary roadmap for humanitarian agencies to engage more proactively with the issue of small arms and light weapons. It reviews the dimensions of the problem, from both the disarmament and the humanitarian perspective, and presents a conceptual framework for understanding and measuring the humanitarian impacts of small arms misuse. Its principal argument is that evidence of the magnitude and scale of the humanitarian impact of small arms is urgently required. Solid evidence is the bedrock of sound policy and intervention - and humanitarian agencies must lead the way.

This publication is available online from: www.odihpn.org (go to HPN Publications)

e. CONFLICT RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND THE GREAT LAKES
The latest CIFP report on MNC Conflict Prevention Mainstreaming, and Conflict Risk Assessments for Sub Sahara Africa and the Great Lakes are available for download at: http://www.carleton.ca/cifp/risk.htm. Updated briefs for Colombia, Angola, Philippines and Krygyzstan are also available.

CIFP (Country Indicators for Foreign Policy) produces international risk assessments for 196 countries. This includes measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress, and international linkages. CIFP is currently working on a pilot project in partnership with the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER. The project is intended to establish a framework for communications, information gathering and sharing, and operational coordination between CIFP, the FEWER Secretariat, and FEWER network members in the field, and to work towards a "good practice" conflict early warning system involving the various members of the FEWER network.

Other Resources:

a. HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE NETWORK PUBLICATIONS ON CD-ROM
A CD-ROM is now available with publications from the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) and the Humanitarian Policy Group. Hundreds of articles, research papers, briefing papers and good practice reviews chart the development of humanitarian practice and policy from 1994 to March 2013.

The CD-ROM contains:
- 20 issues of the HPN newsletter and magazine, Humanitarian Exchange;
- 38 HPN Network Papers;
- abstracts of eight HPN Good Practice Reviews; and
- research reports, briefing papers and research summaries from the Humanitarian Policy Group.

All HPN publications are available in English and French. Copies of the CD-ROM are free; for yours, contact Alison Prescott at the HPN on email: a.prescott odi.org.uk.

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6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP): LOGISTICS EXPERT

WFP is trying to identify a logistics  expert to participate in an evaluation of its current crisis operation in Southern Africa. The consultant will be responsible for evaluating the logistic support to the operation. More detailed terms of reference will be forwarded to qualified candidates. The mission lasts from 20.11.02-22.12.02.

The consultant must have extensive practical experience with  logistic operations in emergencies, preferably from Southern Africa. The consultant must have knowledge of WFP policy and procedures related to logistics and should have prior experience with assessments and/or evaluations. Candidates may send their CVs to : Pernille.hougesen wfp.org and copied to: george.aelion wfp.org and julian.lefevre wfp.org.

Set-up in 1963, WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In 2015, WFP fed 77 million people in 82 countries, including most of the world's refugees and internally displaced people.

b. OCHA: CONSULTANT FOR EXTERNAL REVIEW OF THE INTER-AGENCY STANDING COMMITTEE
Closing date for initial submissions: 14th November 2013

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) was established by GA resolution 46/182 over 10 years ago.  The IASC was placed under the chairpersonship of the Emergency Relief Coordinator  with the membership of  UN  humanitarian agencies, with a standing invitation to ICRC, IFRC, IOM and  three NGO consortia.  As stated in resolution 48/57 (Dec 1993) the mandate of the IASC is to serve as the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination and act in an action-oriented manner on policy issues related to humanitarian assistance and on formulating a coherent timely United Nations response to humanitarian emergencies.  Throughout the past decade, the IASC has been growing in importance and visibility. Various efforts to strengthen its mechanisms and processes have been undertaken (e,g, the 1999/2000 IASC review on strengthening of the IASC mechanism and process). 

The purpose of the review will be to present a complete picture of the evolvement of ten-years of IASC existence,  to review the relevance, added-value, effectiveness and sustainability of the IASC, and to come up with recommendations and an action-plan on how to strengthen the IASC in the future.

Timing:
Depending on the selection and availability of the consultant, it is anticipated that the review will start in late November 2013 for about 50 working days.  The draft report is expected by late February.

Consultant Profile Required:
A senior, independent and external expert with thorough understanding of the UN humanitarian system will be recruited to undertake this assignment.  The consultant should have a solid background in organizational management with prior exposure to UN humanitarian work.  The consultant will be contracted through an individual contract and not through a company contract.

Interested consultants fullfilling above criteria are requested to submit their CV electronically to: Danielle Rollosson at rollossond un.org by November 14, 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and requested to submit a technical proposal.

c. BRIDGE: GENDER AND CONFLICT CONSULTANT
Closing date for applications: 15th November 2013
BRIDGE is a gender and development information unit based at the Institute of Development Studies (UK)

BRIDGE is looking for a consultant to write an overview report on gender and conflict. This report will form part of an information pack on the same subject. The consultant is needed as soon as possible for 24 days covering a three month period. They should have excellent writing skills, considerable practical development work experience in a conflict-affected area, as well as a very strong knowledge of gender and conflict theory, policy and literature.

For further information, or to send an application form contact: Emma Bell, BRIDGE, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, BN1 9RE, UK; Email: E.Bell ids.ac.uk. Applications should include a CV and two writing samples (unedited).

d. UNITED NATIONS (ZIMBABWE): RELIEF INFORMATION AND VERIFICATION OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 15th November 2013
Harare, Zimbabwe

The Relief Information and Verification (RIV) Officer will report to the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator through the Relief and Recovery Unit (RRU) and work in close consultation with all members of the UN Country Team to:
- Advise the HC on overall information/monitoring policy;
- Assist the Coordinator, RRU on all matters related to humanitarian assistance information;
- Become the focal point within the RRU for all humanitarian information related matters;
- Partner with other humanitarian agencies to monitor and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes;
- Serve as primary focal point on collection of humanitarian information;
- Verify accuracy of reported information;
- Liaise with the Database Officer to ensure the appropriate development of a data-base on the evolving humanitarian situation, and on needs and assistance provided;
- Provide regular updates of the national situation, programme information and verification field work;
- Establish and sustain a working relationship with GoZ officials in relevant ministries and agencies;
- Supervise the sub-national offices in the activities of information collection, programme monitoring and advocacy;
- Perform other related tasks as required by the Humanitarian Coordinator.

For further information, contact: Gordian Rugarabamu, Coordinator, Relief & Recovery Unit, UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator, Harare, Zimbabwe. Fax: +263 4 728696; email: rru.zw undp.org

e. ASYLUM AID: CASEWORKER (HIV PROJECT)
Closing date for applications: 18th November 2013
Salary: £23,000

Asylum Aid is seeking an immigration caseworker to provide advice, casework support and representation to HIV positive women refugees and asylum seekers, working closely with Positively Womens Direct Services Co-coordinator to ensure the effective delivery of the service. The postholder should be able to maintain Asylum Aid's high standards of legal advice and representation, and who has a good understanding of the issues facing women who are both seeking asylum and living with HIV.

Asylum Aid is an independent agency providing free advice, representation and support to refugees in the UK.

For details and application forms, send an SAE (A4, 57p stamps), quoting reference HIV, to: Personnel, Asylum Aid, 28 Commercial St, London E1 6LS, UK or download the material from www.asylumaid.org.uk. Please do not telephone, email or send a CV.

f. SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND: 2 POSTES DE COMMUNICATION
<>Closing date for applications: 18th November 2013

La mission de Search for Common Ground (SFCG) est de changer la manière dont les particuliers, les  organisations et les gouvernements font face aux conflits, d'éviter les approches conflictuelles et de rechercher des solutions fondées sur la coopération. De concert avec ECCG (European Centre for Common Ground), leur pendant à Bruxelles (Belgique), ils concèvent et mettent en ouvre des programmes à aspects multiples visant à résoudre les conflits et à empêcher la violence. Ils s'efforçent d'aider les parties au conflit à comprendre leurs différences et à agir sur leurs points communs.

Afin de tirer parti de l'élan en faveur de la paix engendré par l'Accord de Lusaka, ils ont lancé le "Centre Lokole" de Search for Common Ground en République démocratique du Congo, dont les bureaux sont situés à Kinshasa et Bukavu.  Leurs objectifs sont les suivants : apporter leur concours aux communications afférentes au processus de paix et aider à promouvoir, développer et institutionnaliser la capacité de résolution des conflits, la concertation et la réconciliation au sein de la société congolaise dans son ensemble.

DIRECTEUR DES MEDIAS - KINSHASA
Ils recherchent un producteur d'émissions radiophoniques et télévisuelles pour le poste de directeur des médias à Kinshasa (RDC).  Elle/il sera chargé(e) de mener à bien la campagne médiatique relative au nouveau projet portant sur les enfants en danger (Children at Risk Project) et de participer à la formation et à la gestion d'une équipe de producteurs congolais en matière de capacités productives de base. Ce projet porte sur les jeunes touchés par la guerre. Il vise à faciliter leur réintégration et leur réinstallation et à éviter qu'à l'avenir on ne recrute des jeunes combattants.  IL EST DEMANDE: au moins cinq ans d'expérience professionnelle auprès d'un grand organisme de radiotélévision (ou en tant que pigiste de radiotélévision) ;  d'avoir fait ses preuves en matière de programmation sur des questions sociales; une expérience positive de l'utilisation des médias en vue d'un changement social ; la maîtrise du français et de l'anglais. 

PRODUCTEUR D'EMISSIONS RADIOPHONIQUES/DIRECTEUR DE PROJET - BUKAVU
Nous recherchons un producteur radio/directeur de projet pour mettre en place et gérer un nouveau projet en faveur des enfants au Congo oriental. En poste à Bukavu (RDC), elle/il sera également responsable de la formation du personnel local en matière de capacités productives. Ce projet vise à favoriser la démobilisation et la réintégration des enfants soldats dans la région, à l'image d'un programme en faveur des ex-combattants mis en place par le Studio Talking Drum en Sierra Leone. IL EST DEMANDE: au moins cinq ans d'expérience professionnelle en radiotéléjournalisme et des compétences techniques en matière de production; une connaissance de l'enregistrement numérique et de la mise en forme des données, ainsi que de la production de programmes radiophoniques complets ; d'avoir fait ses preuves en matière de programmation sur des questions sociales; une expérience positive de l'utilisation des médias en vue d'un changement social ; la maîtrise du français et de l'anglais.

Vous trouverez sur notre site www.sfcg.org la description complète des postes et de plus amples informations sur notre action.

Veuillez envoyer votre lettre de candidature et votre curriculum vitae (rédigés en anglais) avant le 18 novembre 2013 à : HR Generalist, Search for Common Ground, 1601 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20009, USA; adresse électronique:  search sfcg.org; télécopie : +1 202-232-6718. 

g. SAVE THE CHILDREN UK: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Closing date for applications: 4th December 2013
Salary: £28,440pa (25 months contract, accompanied)

Save the Children UK's programme in Indonesia, established in 1999, is looking for a Programme Director to take the lead in the management and development of our work in country, and ensuring we contribute effectively to achieving the rights of children in accordance with our global  strategy.

SCF's programming priorities follow the theme of Children in Conflict with sectoral priorities in Education  (particularly Emergency Education and Integration of Displaced Children), Social Protection, and Emergency Preparedness, Response and Rehabilitation. They have a budget of £1.2 million and over 180 staff working in 5 sites in Indonesia.

Naturally you will have substantial senior management experience in overseas development programmes and emergency response, with excellent skills in financial and resource management, programme monitoring, review and evaluation. You will be a strong strategic thinker who can motivate and lead a team. You will make staff development a major priority so you must be a talented, creative and supportive manager with strong commitment to participatory ways of working and experienced in institutional and individual capacity building. Equally essential are strong communication and interpersonal  skills, senior level experience of negotiation, liaison and representation with governments, donors, the UN and other NGOs, and a proven ability to work in complex political situations. You will also have experience of change processes within NGOs and be able to demonstrate strong advocacy skills.

Required from February  2014.
Provisional Interview date: 18 /19 December 2013
This post enjoys a competitive benefits package including leave, accommodation and flights.

Further details can be obtained in the first instance from the SCF website: www.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancies. Alternatively, you can contact Rachel Carder via e-mail: r.carder scfuk.org.uk or by writing to: Overseas Personnel, Save the Children, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD, UK, quoting ref: PD/I/QED.

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