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4TH DECEMBER 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. Centre for Conflict Management Courses (Norway)
        - Human Scale Development, Peacebuilding and Conflict Management: Basic Human Needs as Elements in Intervention Strategies (8-10 January 2014)
        - Peacebuilding, Conflict Management and Human Rights (4-6 February 2014)
b. How to Evaluate Humanitarian Action (15-17 January 2014)
c. Human Rights Advocacy Training for Refugees and Members of the Middle East Diaspora (15 January - 11 April 2014)
d. Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Resolution (20-24 January 2014)
e. Online Training Courses: TRANSCEND Peace University (commencing 3rd February 2014)
f. Art & Conflict (7-9 February 2013)
g. Human Rights Monitoring: Distance Learning Course (17 February - 11 May 2014)
h. Working with Conflict (28 April - 4 July 2014)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. How UK Foreign Investment Creates Asylum Seekers (8th December 2013)
b. Protecting Human Rights in an Anti-Terrorist World (10th December 2013)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. UIA/UAI Thesis Prize
b. International Alert: Change of Address
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. Human Rights Day Concert, Peace Brigades International (9 December 2013). 
b. Women's Protest: No War on Iraq - Close the Base at Menwith Hill (12 & 13 December 2013)
 
5. New Resources
Publications:
a. A Goal Oriented Approach to Governance and Security Sector Reform
b. Poverty, Risk and Rights: New Directions in Social Protection
c. Housmans Peace Diary & World Peace Directory 2014
d. Humanitarian Response to the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction
e. Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) and NGO Peacebuilding - Experiences from Kenya & Guatemala
f. Scarcity and Surfeit: The Ecology of African Conflicts
g. Human Traffic, Human Rights: Redefining Victim Protection
h. Humanitarian Action: Improving Performance Through Improved Learning
i. Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better? War and State Making in Afghanistan
j. Homo Economicus Goes to War: Methodological Individualism, Rational Choice, and the Political Economy of War
 
Online:
a. Aid Workers Exchange
b. Human Security Bulletin
c. The Evaluation of Conflict Resolution Interventions: Framing the State of Play
d. IRIN Webspecial on Internal Displacement
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Peaceworkers UK: Finance Officer (closing date: 6th December 2013)
b. International Alert: Senior Project Officer - Business and Conflict in the Caucasus (closing date: 9 December 2013)
c. ALNAP: Network Officer (closing date: 13 December 2013)
d. FEWER: Executive Director (re-advertised and revised) (closing date: 15 December 2013)
e. ACORD: Executive Director, Nairobi, Kenya (closing date: 24 January 2014)
f. Dance United: Arts and Development Administrator

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COURSES (NORWAY)

HUMAN SCALE DEVELOPMENT, PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AS ELEMENTS IN INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
8-10 January 2014
Facilitator: Prof. Manfred Max-Neef, Chile
Price: NOK 2.950 incl. lunch

Professor Manfred Max-Neef is a famous Chilean multi-disciplinary development theorist, and author of the highly influential work "Human Scale Development: Conception, Application and Further Reflections". He will facilitate this course at CCM where his approach will be linked to peacebuilding and conflict management.

We will only have a limited number of places available for this training course, so early registration is encouraged. The deadline for applications is 18th December 2013.

PEACEBUILDING, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
4-6 February 2014
This training course, which was postponed in November, will now take place in February. Michelle Parlevliet from Centre for Conflict Resolution (South Africa) will co-facilitate the course.

For further information about CCM courses, or to apply, send an email to: trond ccm.no; or phone: +47 22 12 99 26; or fax: to +47 22 12 99 21 - and they will send you an application form (and subsidy form if applicable). You can also download the forms from the CCM website at: www.ccm.no/eng/upcoming.html.

b. HOW TO EVALUATION HUMANITARIAN ACTION
15-17 January 2014
Venue: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC

InterWorks, in partnership with The Cuny Center, is pleased to announce a two and a half-day course designed specifically for those who undertake evaluations of humanitarian action. Based on materials devised, developed and piloted by ALNAP, the course gives participants an opportunity to examine principles of good practice and to reflect on and share their own experiences.

The course aims to provide participants with:
- a clearer understanding of the nature of evaluation of humanitarian action (EHA) and the evaluator's role and responsibilities, including associated competencies;
- EHA normative frameworks such as international standards, legal frameworks, evaluation criteria and how and when to incorporate them;
- an understanding of relational and contextual issues and the means to identify and address specific dilemmas, difficulties and challenges associated with undertaking EHA;
- practical guidance in evaluation design, implementation and reporting back to ensure the delivery of a valued report and increase the likelihood of follow-up.

Audience: To maximise the course's effectiveness, the number of participants will be restricted to 30.  The course is designed for consultants and staff of humanitarian organisations who are either evaluation managers or evaluators.  At a minimum, participants should have:
- 2 years experience working in the field of humanitarian action (field, country office or head office);
- implemented at least 2 evaluations (not necessarily of humanitarian action).

Course Fees: $350 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sheila Reed at: reed interworksmadison.com

c. HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR REFUGEES AND MEMBERS OF THE MIDDLE EAST DIASPORA
15 January - 11 April 2014 (the course consists of 18 training days)
Central London, UK (Venue to be confirmed)

The 2014 Middle East course aims to enhance the work of refugees and members of the Middle East Diaspora to bring about positive change with regard to human rights in the Middle East. The course provides practical training to develop advocacy skills and a broad understanding of human rights advocacy.

The course seeks to:
(i)     Increase participants' advocacy capacity - by developing the tools, knowledge and skills necessary for effective human rights campaigning.
(ii)    Further participants' personal development as human rights advocates - by supporting participants' development into leadership roles as advocates, exploring, sharing and developing the human rights values and attitudes that will inform their work as advocates.

Applicants must be of Middle Eastern origin (including north Africa) and currently resident in the UK. Preference will be given to applicants who are refugees or asylum seekers. Participants must be willing to work constructively with people of different cultures, beliefs, politics or
gender, towards a common goal of greater respect for human rights.

For further information, and to receive an application form contact: Richard Germond, Programme Coordinator, World University Service (UK), International Division. 14 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8PD, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7426 5825; Email: hratp wusuk.org or visit their website at: www.wusuk.org

d. PEACEBUILDING, CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND POST-WAR RECONSTRUCTION, RECONCILIATION AND RESOLUTION
20-24 January 2014
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Organised by TRANSCEND and PATRIR (Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania)

A five-day workshop exploring all three phases of violence and war - pre-violence, violence, post-violence - and what can be done, for advanced practitioners, aid and development workers, international diplomats, national and local level politicians, and policy makers.

Participants are requested to send in a copy of their CV and the completed application form by 6th January 2014. The programme is limited to a maximum number of 35 participants, and applicants are requested to send in their applications as early as possible in order to guarantee a place in the programme.

For further information, and to request an application form, contact: training transcend.org or visit the TRANSCEND website at: www.transcend.org

e. ART & CONFLICT
7-9 February 2013
Ammerdown Conference & Retreat Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset BA3 5SW, UK

Conflict is an emotive subject - this course is about finding new ways to look at it.  It will include a variety of practical art exercises - individuals, pairs and group - to gain insights into different aspects of conflict.  All art materials provided.  No artistic skill needed, just the willingness to have a go.  Please wear old clothes.

Led by Marian Liebmann, an art therapist and mediator. She brings these backgrounds together for her workshops on Art & Conflict which she has been running for 8 years. She was director of Mediation UK for 4 years and is the author/editor of several books on art therapy and on mediation, including the collection 'Arts Approaches to Conflict'.

Cost: £85 including all tuition, meals and accommodation.

Details and application form are available on the Ammerdown Centre website at: www.ammerdown.org

f. HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING: DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE
17 February - 11 May 2014
(From ID21 News Number 78)

This 12-week distance learning course provides human rights activists with a range of proven human rights advocacy methods and critical concepts as a means for them to reflect on and deepen their own work. It will cover the theoretical foundations and critical issues of human rights advocacy, elements of advocacy planning, and strategies for action.

Application deadline: 1 January 2014.

For further information and application forms, see: www.hrea.org/courses/2E.html or email: applications hrea.org

g. WORKING WITH CONFLICT
28 April - 4 July 2014

An intensive, practical and participatory course for practitioners working for peace and justice in situations of instability and conflict. Modules covered are: 1) Understanding Conflict and Change, 2) Organising Effectively, 3) Strategies for Addressing Conflict and Building Peace, 4) Preparing for Action.

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

h. ONLINE TRAINING COURSES: TRANSCEND PEACE UNIVERSITY
Six 15-week courses commencing 3rd February 2014

Transcend Peace University (TPU) aims to develop skills and knowledge for conflict transformation by peaceful means, peacebuilding and sustainable development. The course is designed for experienced government or NGO practitioners as well as for students, TPU offers a range of skills and knowledge intensive courses, combining online and onsite training around the world.

TPU will offer the following six 15-week courses from February 2014:
Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means - Johan Galtung
Nonmilitary Aspects of Security - Dietrich Fischer
Global Conflicts and Nonviolence - Joergen Johansen
Peace Building and Empowerment - Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen
Peace Journalism - Jake Lynch & Annabel McGoldrick
Peace and the Arts - Olivier Urbain

Registration starts now and the deadline is 20th January 2014. Cost per Course: Euros 500.

For more information or to apply for registation, please contact: Transcend Peace Univeristy Global Centre, Cluj, Romania. Email: tpu transcend.org; Tel: +40 724 380511; or visit their website at: www.transcend.org/tpu

2. Seminars and conferences

a. HOW UK FOREIGN INVESTMENT CREATES ASYLUM SEEKERS
Sunday 8th December 2013, 1-6pm
Kurdish Community Centre, 11 Portland Gardens, London N4 (Walk down Green Lane towards Tottenham, turn into Stanhope Gardens, off Stanhope Gardens)

What¹s behind the threats to abolish the 1951 Geneva Convention, the only legal protection for people fleeing persecution and oppression? How does the British Government contribute to human rights violations? What has been the impact of Western investment in key communities such as
the Kurds, Colombians, Afghans and Tamils? Why are UK backed infrastructure projects (such as dams and oil and gas pipelines) anything but benign? How do arms sales support repressive regimes? How is the 'War on Terrorism' being used to criminalise communities?

Asylum seekers are increasingly demonised as 'economic migrants' in search of easy welfare.  But the vast majority are fleeing social or economic oppression.  The seminar will examine the broader links between enforced migration and globalisation, as well as how the OWar on Terrorism¹ is demonising those forced to migrate.

Speakers from a number of asylum communities will tell their own stories as to why they have been forced to flee their countries. The seminar will also explore how the UK is supporting human rights abuses through its investments overseas, the arms trade and government support for destructive infrastructure projects.

For further information, or to register for the seminar, contact: Ilisu Dam Campaign/Refugee Project, Box 210, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DL, UK. Email: ilisu gn.gn.apc.org; Website: www.ilisu.org.uk

b. PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN AN ANTI-TERRORIST WORLD
Tuesday 10th December, 6-7.30pm
Old Theatre, London School of Economics, London, UK

Speaker: Hina Jilani, UN Special Representative for Human Rights Defenders
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty

Leaders around the world-dictators and democrats alike-are telling their citizens to choose between security and freedom. But the real choice is
between a world in which human rights are universally respected and one in which no one is safe. The lecture will ask whether the discourse of Human Rights is at a critical turning point.

For more information e-mail: J.M.Whyte lse.ac.uk

d. AFRICAN WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Thursday 12th December 2013, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Methodist International Conference Centre, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ, UK
Organised by Akina Mama wa Afrika

The Mental Health and Domestic Violence Project hosts a conference with the following objectives:
 -  To create awareness of African women's human rights with particular interest in all forms of violence against African women and the effects on their Mental Health.
 -  To create links between mainstream service providers and women from African communities who have experienced violence.
 -  To create networks of African women who can provide support and advocacy for other African women experiencing violence.

Workshop Topics:
- Domestic violence
- FGM and other harmful traditional practices
- Violence in conflict and war situations
- Mental health advocacy
- Clinical services and mental health
- African women and violence, a route for HIV/AIDS

For further information and/or to register please contact: Akina Mama wa Afrika at tel: +44 (0)20 7713 5166; Email:

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3. Consultations and Notices

a. UIA/UAI THESIS PRIZE

The Union of International Associations has decided, in order to stress the importance of the associative phenomenon in what is rapidly becoming a worldwide society, to award a prize of 6,000 Euros for a doctoral thesis, prepared on a subject concerning the life, operations or work of nongovernmental organisations as components of international civil society. The competition is open to students of all nationalities.

Further information may be obtained from: The Secretariat of UIA, 40, rue Washington, B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium. Tel: +32 2 640 18 08; Fax: +32 2 643 61 99; Email: thesis uia.be; Website: www.uia.org/prize/prizndx.htm

b. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: CHANGE OF ADDRESS

International Alert moved office on 2nd December 2013. Their new address is: 346 Clapham Road, London SW9 9AP, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7627 6800; Fax: +44 (0)207 627 6900. Website remains the same at: www.international-alert.org

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4. Events and Campaigns

a. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CONCERT, PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL
Monday 9th December 2013, 7.30pm
Red Rose Club, 129 Seven Sisters Road, London (nearest tube: Finsbury Park. Buses 4, 29, 153, 253, 259)

This concert in celebration of Human Rights Day will feature the Alma Flamenco Company, with Felipe de Algeciras. The concert will help to raise funds for the work of Peace Brigades International, as well as offering a lively evening of fun.

For further information and to purchase tickets, contact: Sarah Cherrington at PBI on tel: (020) 7281 5370 or email: pbibritain gn.apc.org. Tickets cost: £6.00 / £4.50 concessions.

b. WOMEN'S PROTEST: NO WAR ON IRAQ - CLOSE THE BASE AT MENWITH HILL
Embrace the Base: Thursday 12th December 2013, 1pm - 4pm
Blockade the Base: Friday 13th December 2013

Menwith Hill is the biggest US military spy base in the world and is central to US military operations, gathering and relaying military intelligence. The base won an award for its work in intercepting communications and providing strategic information during the Gulf War. It will play a critical role in a second war against Iraq. With both the US and Britain continuing to threaten war against Iraq and to use nuclear weapons in such a war, this protest is to bring women together again against war and to celebrate and encourage the contribution that women make to the peace movement. The protest is supported by CND and the Women's TUC Conference.

A coach is leaving Embankment tube at 7.30am and returning approximately 9.00pm. Seat prices are £25.00 or £15 unwaged/student/pensioner. If you would like to book a place call Sophie on: 07930 235 791 or email: sophiebolt hotmail.com. Cheques should be made payable to LRCND and posted to London Region CND, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ.

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5.  New Resources

Publications:

a. A GOAL ORIENTED APPROACH TO GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY SECTOR REFORM
International Alert

This report aims to assist donors to move from a broadly accepted policy framework to strategies for supporting comprehensive security sector reform programmes in developing countries through a coherent and co-ordinated approach, which emphasises local ownership and the tailoring of
reform programmes to fit the local situation.

For further information, and to download this publication visit their website at: www.international-alert.org/pdf/pubsec/Goa.pdf. Please note that at this moment the file is a very large document, and will take approx. 15 minutes to download if you are using a standard 56K modem. If you would prefer a hard copy of this paper please email Michael von Tangen Page (mpage international-alert.org) and, stocks permitting, they will send you a copy through the post. For a full list of recent downloadable publications from International Alert's Security and Peacebuilding Programme (including documents on Privatisation of Security, Light Weapons and Security Sector Reform) and please see: www.international-alert.org/publications.htm#security

b. POVERTY, RISK AND RIGHTS: NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOCIAL PROTECTION
Development Policy Review, Vol 20, No 5, November 2013
Guest editors: Tim Conway and Andy Norton

Despite growing consensus, there remains diversity on what social protection means: what is the relative importance of managing vulnerability as opposed to assisting the chronically poor? Should social protection be based in rights? This DPR contains articles by authors who are experts both in the conceptual debates and in the particular social protection issues of their chosen country or region.

Currently available at a special rate, including a discount of almost 40% on normal prices, with a free individual subscription to DPR thrown in with bulk orders. Full details and the order form can also be found at www.odi.org.uk

c. HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY & WORLD PEACE DIRECTORY 2014

The Housmans Peace Diary & World Peace Directory - produced as a non-profit service to campaigning groups and activists around the world - combines a week-to-a-view appointments section with a World Peace Directory. This year marks the 50th year of publication of the Peace
Diary.

The appointments section includes a new selection of thoroughly-researched anniversary dates, and a quote or campaigning note each week. The Directory lists nearly 2000 organisations, covering 150 countries.

The Peace Diary is in pocket format, and costs £6.95 in shops, or £7.95 (inclusive of postage and packing to any address in the world) direct from Housmans.

For further information, contact: Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX, UK. Tel +44 (0)20 7837 4473; Email: diary housmans.idps.co.uk.

d. HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO THE USE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

The Humanitarian Times recently produced a feature edition focussing on a single theme, the pareparedness of humanitarian aid agencies to address the civilian consequences of weapons of mass destruction in poorer countries. To obtain a copy of this edition, email The Humanitarian Times at: HTimes msn.com

e. PEACE AND CONFLICT IMPACT ASSESSMENT (PCIA) AND NGO PEACEBUILDING - EXPERIENCES FROM KENYA & GUATEMALA
International Alert

The report summarises the key findings from two collaborative projects on capacity building for conflict-sensitive development and peacebuilding in Guatemala and Kenya. It provides an assessment of the roles of NGOs and their current programming practices in promoting peace and justice, and analyses the opportunities and challenges faced in the development and testing of innovative conflict analysis and planning tools. The report aims to reflect the wealth of lessons learned on the challenges of peacebuilding from a civil society 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

f. SCARCITY AND SURFEIT: THE ECOLOGY OF AFRICAN CONFLICTS
African Centre for Technology Studies, Institute for Security Studies

Scarcity and Surfeit takes an unusual view of two volatile regions of sub-Saharan Africa: the Greater Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes. The book's African and international scholars look beyond the obvious and oft-cited single-cause explanations of armed conflicts in Africa such as
ethnicity and resource exploitation, to consider and evaluate the role of "ecological factors", including natural resources, as important but not exclusive sources of conflicts currently on-going in the Continent.

As a joint publication of the South African-based Institute for Security Studies, and Kenyan-based African Centre for Technology Studies, 'Scarcity and Surfeit' marries conflict analysis and ecological studies into an original approach, and a commendable exception to the "tyranny of the single-cause". Backed by extensive primary data collected in situ, each chapter illuminates the role that resources play among other variables in the onset and escalation of violent conflicts.

Available on their website at: www.iss.co.za, or from: The Institute for Security Studies, South Africa, 2013, Block C, 301 Brooklyn Court, Bronkhorst Street, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria.

g. HUMAN TRAFFIC, HUMAN RIGHTS: REDEFINING VICTIM PROTECTION
Anti-Slavery International, 2013

Securing prosecutions of traffickers is not the same as protecting victims' rights. This report looks at measures taken to protect trafficked people in ten different countries: Belgium, Colombia, Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. It includes case studies of people who have been trafficked, documenting good and bad treatment by authorities. On the basis of this research, Anti-Slavery International makes 45 recommendations covering areas such as investigation and prosecution, residency status, protection from reprisals, in-court evidentiary protection, support and assistance, and legal redress and compensation. Also available in French.

ISBN 0 900918 55 1, Price 7 UK pounds sterling plus P&P

To purchase a copy please contact Becky Smaga at Fax: +44 (0)20 7738 4110 or Email: b.smaga antislavery.org. Alternatively, order direct (recommended for overseas) through the Anti-Slavery secure website at: www.antislavery.org/homepage/resources/publication

www.alnap.org

i. TRY AGAIN, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER? WAR AND STATE MAKING IN AFGHANISTAN
Christopher Cramer and Jonathan Goodhand

In the November issue of 'Development and Change'. For more information, see: www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/DECH/descript.htm

j. HOMO ECONOMICUS GOES TO WAR: METHODOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALISM, RATIONAL CHOICE AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF WAR
Christopher Cramer

In 'World Development', Vol.30, No.11, November, pp.1845-64. For more information, see: www.elsevier.nl/inca/publications/store/3/8/6/  or www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=IssueURL&_tockey=%23TOC%235946%232013%23999699988%23345109%23FLA%23Volume_30,_Issue_11,_Pages_1845-2044_(November_2013)&_auth=y&wchp=dGLbVlz-lSztW&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=5909e462ea6c22000cd84912c65c05cb

Online:

a. AID WORKERS EXCHANGE

A new weekly email bulletin for knowledge sharing amongst field staff in humanitarian relief and international development. The format alternates between Q&A and short articles. Further details and an archive are available at: www.aidworkers.net/exchange. To subscribe email: exchange aidworkers.net with the title "subscribe".

b. HUMAN SECURITY BULLETIN
Canadian Consortium on Human Security

The October edition of the new Human Security Bulletin, features research by CCHS fellowship holders, policy-relevant human security research, and annotated human security-related resources.

To subscribe to the Bulletin distribution list, send an email to: cchs.hq ubc.ca, with "subscribe" in the subject line. Further information is available on their website at: www.humansecuritybulletin.info

c. THE EVALUATION OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION INTERVENTIONS: FRAMING THE STATE OF PLAY
INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity)

The field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding has reached a point in its development where the impact of its projects needs to be measurable, comparable and articulated.  Yet conflict-specific models and tools for evaluation have not kept up with this demand.  Practitioners and funders alike are expressing frustration at their inability to communicate achievements in a way that represents the long-term, intangible and nuanced nature of conflict resolution work.

INCORE has published this report in an attempt to provide people in the field with a framework for structuring their discussions about conflict resolution evaluation. The report also includes a survey of current evaluation realities for practitioners, funders and evaluators; an exploration of emerging approaches; a discussion of questions and challenges that remain to be addressed; and a bibliography of evaluation-related resources.

For further information or for hard copies of the report, please contact: incore incore.ulst.ac.uk. This report is also available on-line at: www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/home/publication/research/incore%20A5final1.pdf

d. IRIN WEBSPECIAL ON INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

The webspecial at: www.irinnews.org/webspecials/idp includes detailed reports on internal displacement in nine countries, including Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have more IDPs than any other country, as a result of protracted civil wars.   

It looks at how the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (1998), which are essentially a restatement of human rights, humanitarian and analogous refugee laws, are becoming a formidable tool for the empowerment of IDPs, and at efforts being made to ensure that they are widely disseminated, understood and implemented. The webspecial summarises the findings of the four year survey of internal displacement by the Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

It also has links to the web site of the Unit on Internal displacement, established within OCHA to strengthen the international response to internal displacement, and offers links to other important resources such as the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (1998), OCHA's handbook for applying the Guiding Principles, Reliefweb's Library on Internal Displacement and the Brookings Institute CUNY Project on Internal Displacement.

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6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. PEACEWORKERS UK: FINANCE OFFICER (PART-TIME)
Closing date for applications: 6th December 2013

Peaceworkers UK requires a 2-3 day a week Finance Officer to manage its finances and keep the books. Salary starts at £22,416 pro rata (rising to £23,115 on 1st Jan 03). This is a permanent position, to start immediately, with possibility of extending the hours in future. A letter of application together with a CV and names of three referees should be sent by email to:  jobs peaceworkers.org.uk or posted to Peaceworkers UK, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DD, UK. Details of the post are at www.peaceworkers.org.uk

b. INTERNATIONAL ALERT: SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER - BUSINESS AND CONFLICT IN THE CAUCASUS
Salary Range: £24,040 - £26,226

International Alert is seeking a dynamic, Senior Project Officer for its Eurasia programme to manage a new initiative aiming to engage the private sectors in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, in regional economic initiatives that will contribute to conflict reduction in the Southern Caucasus. You will manage the implementation and further development of this project, managing a Project Officer, budget and a broad range of activities.

You will be fluent in Russian and have at least 5 years' experience in conflict transformation or a related field, proven project management ability and high level communication skills. This position is offered as a one year contract, renewable depending on funding.

For an application pack, please contact: People Media Response on +44 (0)20 7420 2080; or Email: ia peoplemedia.co.uk, or write to New Penderel House, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HG, UK, quoting ref: 67616. Further information about International Alert is available on their website at: www.international-alert.org

c. ALNAP: NETWORK OFFICER
Closing date for applications: 13th December 2013
Salary: £23,259-31,755 according to experience and qualifications (including London Weighting)

ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action) is an international interagency forum working to improve quality and accountability across the humanitarian sector. The Network Officer will support the ALNAP Coordinator in the planning, financial management and implementation of activities central to ALNAP's vision for the future.

Candidates should have a relevant qualification to Masters level (or equivalent experience), excellent administrative and organisational skills, knowledge/experience of relevant humanitarian work and a commitment to improving the effectiveness of the international humanitarian sector. Experience of managing budgets/income & expenditure and excellent inter-personal skills are also essential.

Further details and an application form (Ref: ANO) can be obtained from: Personnel Officer, Overseas Development Institute, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JD, UK. Fax: +44 (0)20 7922 0399; Email: recruitment odi.org.uk; Website: www.odi.org.uk and www.alnap.org.

d. FEWER: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (RE-ADVERTISED AND REVISED)
Closing date for applications: 15th December 2013

The Secretariat of the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER) seeks a dynamic individual to manage and direct the FEWER Secretariat.

Salary/benefits: £35-47,000 + contributory pension scheme and relocation grant
Contract: 3 year renewable

FEWER's mandate is to provide early warning to violent conflicts and inform peace-building efforts.  The network has operational early warning activities in the Great Lakes, West Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.  In addition, FEWER members are involved in a range of cross-cutting activities, including methodology development and expertise pool creation and exchange.  The network is supported by the FEWER Secretariat.  The Secretariat has five areas of responsibility: network governance, policy outreach in Europe and North America, fund-raising, and operational support to members.

Reporting to the Chair, Board of Directors, FEWER, and ensuring conformity with FEWER's charitable status, responsibilities include to: (a) Direct and manage the FEWER Secretariat; (b) Co-ordinate the FEWER Network; (c) Co-ordinate and support the implementation of the Strategic Plan, and develop and implement future plans; (d) Provide direction and support fund-raising for network activities and the Secretariat; (e) Plan and direct ongoing promotional activities that profile the FEWER network, including high level contacts in government, international organisations, non-government organisations, academe and the corporate sector; (f) Undertake other related activities as from time to time agreed and required by the Chair.

The position is full time, fixed term for 3 year, renewable subject to funding.

The job description and an application form can be downloaded from the FEWER website at: http://www.fewer.org/functions/about/index.htm or obtained from the FEWER Secretariat at: Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER), Old Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane, London E1 6QN, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7247 7022; Fax: +44 (0)20 7247 5290; email: secretariat fewer.org

e. ACORD: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NAIROBI, KENYA
Closing date for applications: 24th January 2014
Salary range: £43,910 - £51,230

ACORD is searching for an exceptional individual to become their next Executive Director. The person appointed will continue the process of changing the focus towards working with the excluded in Africa and social movements in both the North and South and using advocacy and research as tools for change. The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic leadership and overall organisational management of all areas of ACORD's work.

You must be fluent in either French or English with at least the ability to converse, contribute to meetings and write informal communications in the other. Language will be tested before short listing. You must also have a minimum of 6 years management experience in a development organisation, including 5 years working in sub Saharan Africa.  Experience of high-level policy dialogue and alliancing is essential as is experience of effective advocacy programmes and campaigning. African candidates, especially women are encouraged to apply.

For further information and to download an application form, visit their website at: www.acord.org.uk/b-employment.htm. To apply, please email a completed application form, a one A4 page submission on the 'Role of NGOs in Social Movements' with a CV and covering letter to: recruitdesk acord.org.uk.

f. DANCE UNITED: ARTS AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR
Dance United is an arts and social development non-profit organisation, created and run by artists. Their aim is to advance dance as a tool for personal development and social change.

They are seeking an Arts and Development Administrator to support their creative team in delivering three main programmes of work: with the criminal justice system in the UK; with exclusion and special needs work in Northern Ireland; and with the young homeless in urban communities in Ethiopia, Peru and the UK.

They are looking for a candidate who is UK-based with considerable experience in the arts, a good knowledge of development issues and, most importantly, a proven track record in fundraising. They are seeding someone who is creative, flexible, who thrives on working in a small team (without the support of a large infrastructure), and who enjoys bringing flair and initiative to their work. The post involves fundraising and marketing, as well as a range of administrative and financial responsibilities.

The post will initially be on a part-time basis of three days per week, moving to full time from April 2014 (funding permitting). Remuneration and conditions to be negotiated.

To send an expression of interest, email Jaime on: info dance-united.com with a one paragraph resume and they will contact you. Please do not send a CV at this stage.

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