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20th December 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. ICA:UK's Group Facilitation Workshops (courses throughout the UK, January - June 2014)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Economy, Conflict and the Private Sector (15 January 2014)
b. Building Cooperation in the Field: A Practitioner's Report from Afghanistan (22 January 2014)
c. Questioning Security - Terrorism in a Globalised World (6 March 2014)
d. Religious Mobilisation and Organised Violence in Contemporary South Asia (3-4 April 2014)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Peaceworkers UK: Change of address
b. Ireland Aid: Register of Consultants
c. Call for Papers: "Education, Terrorism and Security"  An Edited Book
 
4. New Resources
  Publications:
a. The Missing Link in Labour's Foreign Policy: The Case for Tighter Arms Exports
b. Arming the Occupation: Israel and the Arms Trade
c. The Employment Consequences of a Ban on Arms Exports
d. Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World
e. Rwanda, Tribute to Courage
f. Common Ground or Mutual Exclusion? Women's Movements & International Relations
 
Online:
a. Profile of Internal Displacement - Cote D'Ivoire
b. Simulating Kosovo: Lessons for Final Status Negotiations
c. Latest Reports from International Crisis Group
d. Training HMA Organisations in Conducting Community Studies
e. Owning the Process: Public Participation in Peacemaking
f. Globalisation: A Conflict Between Culture & Tradition
g. Responding to Displacement: Balancing Needs and Rights
h. "We Want to Live As Humans": Repression of Women and Girls in Western Afghanistan
i. Uncertain power: the changing role of official donors in humanitarian action
 
Other resources:
a. Map of the Middle East
5. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. LINKS: Office Manager (closing date: 6th January 2014)
b. Saferworld: Project Co-ordinator, Arms and Security Programme (closing date: 10th January 2014)
c. Alliance for International Conflict Resolution (AICR): Executive Director (closing date: 13th January 2014)
d. African Foundation for Development (AFFORD): Vacancies (closing date: 13th January 2014)
        - Network Outreach Officer
        - Administrative Assistant

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. ICA:UK'S GROUP FACILITATION WORKSHOPS
Courses throughout the UK, January - June 2014

Facilitators enable groups to work together more effectively. Around the world management and leadership styles are changing. The need for authentic participation in planning, problem solving and decision making has never been clearer.

In a series of 1 and 2-day training courses, ICA presents its Technology of Participation (ToP), a system of practical methods that will enable you, as a facilitator, to:
* actively involve all members of a group in decision making
* maximise individuals' commitment and engagement
* build a team spirit that lasts
* achieve consensus
* articulate a shared vision
* make plans that really happen

The Technology of Participation has been developed and refined by ICA in over 30 years of working with communities and organisations around the world. Today, the ToP methodology is applied by a wide variety of groups and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

For further details and bookings for all courses, please contact: Martin Gilbraith, ICA:UK ToP Co-ordinator. Tel: +44 (0)161 232 8444 or (local rate) 0845 450 0305; Email: martin ica-uk.org.uk; Website: www.ica-uk.org.uk

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2. Seminars and conferences

a. ECONOMY, CONFLICT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Wednesday 15th January 2014, 10.30 -16.30
Venue: St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
(nearest stations Liverpool Street, Bank & Monument)
Organised by the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support (CCTS)

The links between revenues generated by the extraction of natural resources - timber, oil, diamonds, gold, etc - and the capacity to wage war is a topic of growing interest to anyone concerned with development or conflict resolution. So too is the impact of North/South power relationships on social and economic development in the South.  Of particular interest, here, is the role of the private sector, both multinational and local, as an agent of change and as a contributor – for good or ill – to the dynamics of conflict.

The purpose of this seminar is to examine the interaction of the economy, the private sector and violent conflict, in order to help inform the work of conflict resolution practitioners.  The day of reflection and discussion will be introduced by presentations from Dr David Keen and Phil Champain.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 35, on a 'first come, first served' basis, so you are urged to sign up as soon as possible.

The cost for participants will be £15.00, including buffet lunch, coffee and tea (to be paid on arrival).

To register for the workshop, please contact the CCTS secretariat on: ccts c-r.org. For more information about CCTS, see their website at: www.c-r.org/ccts

b. BUILDING COOPERATION IN THE FIELD: A PRACTITIONER'S REPORT FROM AFGHANISTAN
Wednesday 22th January 2014, 4.30pm
House of Commons, Committee Room 19, London, UK

Peaceworkers UK will be launching their 2014 seminar series on issues surrounding the establishment of a UK Civilian Peace Service with a talk by Crispin Scott on his experiences in Afghanistan as an advisor to the Loya Jirga government. The talk will be hosted by Hugh Bailey, MP. All interested parties are invited to attend but space is limited so please RSVP to
Peaceworkers UK to reserve.

For further information and to book a place, contact: Mareike Junge, Peaceworkers UK, 18a Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 8880 6070; Email: mjunge peaceworkers.org.uk. For further information about Peaceworkers UK, visit their website at: www.peaceworkers.org.uk

c. QUESTIONING SECURITY - TERRORISM IN A GLOBALISED WORLD
Thursday 6th March 2014, 6pm
Demos, The Mezzanine, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7YY, UK
Organised by Resurgence Magazine

A seminar with John Gray Professor of European Thought at the LSE, and author of "Straw Dogs, Thoughts on Humans & Other Animals", and Caroline Lucas, Green Party Member of the European Parliament, and Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence & Director of Programmes at the Schumacher College.

For further information, or to book a place, Tel: +44 (0)1237 441293; Email: peterlang resurgence.org

d. RELIGIOUS MOBILISATION AND ORGANISED VIOLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA
3-4th April 2014
Graduate School of International Development Studies, Roskilde University Centre, Denmark

This two day workshop attempts to cover the issues and questions opened by the recent events in South Asia through comparative or specific studies of religious violence, organisations and their national/transnational linkages both at empirical and conceptual levels. The range of suggested themes is:
- the mythology of religious violence that limits the scope of enquiry to poor urban fringe sections of the society;
- organisations and processes of religious mobilisation that have produced an intolerant and unapologetic constituency of the middle classes;
- scale and nature of the new violence (e.g. Gujarat) that significantly departs from the better known forms of religious violence;
- the role of state and other institutions of law and governance such as courts, police etc. that are not only seen as having withdrawn but also as facilitators of violence.

Presentations of papers by invited speakers will take place on the first day while presentations by PhD researchers on the second day place in two or three parallel workshops with the invited lecturers as discussants. The first day will be open to the public, whereas the second day will be reserved for Ph.D. researchers and the invited lecturers. Ph.D. researchers are invited to present papers on theory or empirical work related to the theme of the seminar. It is possible to participate without a paper, but paper presenters will be preferred in case too many people sign up for the seminar. The deadline for paper submission is 15th February 2014.

Participation is free. The seminar will take place at Roskilde University campus, and participants can buy lunch at the campus cafeteria. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

For further information, see: www.ruc.dk/inst3/IDS/Graduate/Graduate/event/

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3. Consultations and Notices

a. PEACEWORKERS UK: CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Peaceworkers have moved to: 18a Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)208 880 6070; Fax: +44 (0)20 8880 6089. Their website remains at: www.peaceworkers.org.uk

b. IRELAND AID REGISTER OF CONSULTANTS

Ireland Aid (a Directorate of the Department of Foreign Affairs) is the body through which Ireland's official development assistance is channelled to developing countries.  From time to time, Ireland  Aid may need to supplement its own resources by contracting expert consultants to undertake short-term assignments in a range of areas, and with a particular focus on evaluation of the effectiveness and quality of its programmes.

Consultants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply for inclusion on the Ireland Aid register of consultants:
- Agriculture & Rural Development
- Governance & Public Sector Administration
- Economic Development
- Health
- Education
- HIV/AIDS
- Emergency Humanitarian Assistance & Recovery
- Physical Infrastructure & Services (including Water, Sanitation & Roads)  
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Social Development
- Gender

They are particularly interested in hearing from consultants with expertise in Emergency Humanitarian Assistance and Recovery, Health and HIV/AIDS. A relevant qualification and experience in developing countries, particularly in Africa, is required.  Registration does not in itself guarantee contracts but your details will be available for consideration should the need for consultancy expertise arise.

For further information and an electronic application form, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website under Ireland Aid at: http://www.irlgov.ie/iveagh
Completed application forms should be e-mailed to michael.hayden iveagh.irlgov.ie by 5.30 on 3 January 2014.

c. CALL FOR PAPERS: "EDUCATION, TERRORISM AND SECURITY" AN EDITED BOOK

An edited book on education, terrorism and security is planned for Fall 2014 publication.  The idea grew out of a related sessions at the 2013 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) meetings in Pittsburgh after a publisher approached us about a possible book.  Some AESA panelists will submit papers, but the book aims to be a much broader and interdisciplinary effort, with contributions from various disciplines or fields. 

The book's working title is: "Comparative Education, Terrorism and Security: Interdisciplinary, Critical Pedagogy and Foreign Policy Perspectives".  It is hoped the book would be distributed with the Palgrave-Macmillan Fall/Winter 2014 Trade List with advertisements printed early 2014.  The book is envisioned as a "reader" for graduate courses in comparative education, but cross-listed as a title in security studies, international relations, foreign policy analysis or development studies.  There would be 12 to 15 chapters, maximum 7500 words per paper.  A prospectus with selected papers will soon be submitted for review, hopefully forming the basis for a contract with Palgrave Macmillan.  Not all papers need to be ready before this.  Others are still invited representing a range of disciplinary or national perspectives to broaden and strengthen the final collection.

To receive 'Guidelines for Submitting a Proposed Paper' with the draft introduction to the book, please email a request to the Editor, Dr Wayne Nelles of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada, at: wnelles sdri.ubc.ca as soon as possible.  Please submit a brief abstract (max 250 wds) indicating the paper would like to write mentioning your home or visiting institutional affiliation(s) and your academic background (discipline and/or degree).

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4.  New Resources

Publications:

a. THE MISSING LINK IN LABOUR'S FOREIGN POLICY: THE CASE FOR TIGHTER CONTROLS OVER UK ARMS EXPORTS
Saferworld and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Authors: David Mepham and Paul Eavis

While the Labour government has made some positive changes to arms export policy, its overall record on arms exports is a disappointment. This publication restates the case for tight controls over arms exports, and challenges the view that a reduction in arms exports would be damaging to the UK economy.

ISBN 1 86030 210 6
Cost: GBP 10.00
November 2013

For further information and to order a copy contact: David Mepham, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR, 30-32 Southampaton Street, London WC2E 7RA, UK. Email: d.mepham ippr.org; Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 0021; or visit their website at www.ippr.org/publications

b. ARMING THE OCCUPATION: ISRAEL AND THE ARMS TRADE
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)

Despite recent peace attempts, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians continues with no end in sight. Nonetheless, the international community continues to export arms to Israel, thus prolonging the conflict in the region, and giving tacit approval to the Israeli occupation.

This report sets out the background to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and examines Israel's military industry and its relationship with other countries, and assesses UK arms export policy against its own guidelines and the facts on the ground.

ISBN 0 9543329 0 3
Cost: GBP 3.00
October 2013

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

c. THE EMPLOYMENT CONSEQUENCES OF A BAN ON ARMS EXPORTS
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
Author: Ian Goudie

Whilst a number of reports have addressed the economic costs and benefits of UK military spending  or the exports of UK military equipment, this report addresses the employment aspect. It addresses the likely impact of a total arms export embargo on those employed in the UK arms trade.

ISBN 0 9506922 9 8
Cost: GBP 3.00
September 2013

For further information contact: Ann Feltham, Joint Co-ordinator, The Campaign Against Arms Trade, 11 Goodwin St, London N4 3HQ. Tel: +44 (0)20 7281 0297; Email:enquiries caat.demon.co.uk; Tel: +44 (0)20 7281 0297; or visit their website at:www.caat.org.uk

d. PIRATES AND EMPERORS, OLD AND NEW: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM IN THE REAL WORLD
Author: Noam Chomsky

This publication explores the role of the US in the Middle East, and reveals how the media are used to manipulate public opinion about what constitutes 'terrorism.'

ISBN 0 7453 1980 7
Cost: GBP 12.99 pbk / GBP 40.00 pbk
December 2013

For further details contact: Pluto Press, 345 Archway Rd, London N6 5AA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 8348 2724; Email: pluto plutobooks.com; or visit their website at: www.plutobooks.com

e. RWANDA: TRIBUTE TO COURAGE
African Rights

These stories celebrate Human Rights Day in Kigali by paying tribute to 19 individuals whose unfailing bravery and humanity saved lives during the 1994 genocide. Many of those who were alive were present, and for those who were not, they were represented either by those who worked closely with them, or members of their family. Their stories are heart-warming stories of human triumphs in the face of catastrophe.

For further information, contact: Rakiya Omaar, African Rights, Bureau Rwanda, BP 3836, Kigali, Rwanda; Tel: +250 501 007; Email: rights rwanda1.com

f. COMMON GROUND OR MUTUAL EXCLUSION? WOMEN'S MOVEMENTS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Editors:  Marian Braig and Sonja Woelte, Johann Wolfgang, Goethe University, Frankfurt

What prospects do international women's movements today have to influence the international political agenda? In exploring this question, some fascinating and controversial issues arise:
* the intellectual relationship between feminism and mainstream scholarship
* whether the radical transformative potential of social movements and feminist critiques is being lost
* how far today's feminist scholarship now takes place in isolation from women's movements and politics
* the differences in perspective and political positions between women in the North and in the South.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 158 2 hbk GBP45.00/US$65.00
1 84277 159 0 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

Online:

a. PROFILE OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT - COTE D'IVOIRE
Compilation of the information available in the Global IDP Database of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Many thousands of people have fled fighting, hardship and demolition of their houses in Cote d'Ivoire since a military uprising in September. Displaced civilians remain vulnerable, as the crisis looks set to deepen in the region. United Nations agencies have launched a humanitarian appeal for around $16m to meet needs in Cote d'Ivoire and the region, while encouraging the Government to ensure protection for all affected people. The agencies have been working together to provide shelter, food, water and medicine in Abidjan, but insecurity has complicated their access to rebel-held war zones, leaving capacities strained in Yamoussoukro. Any renewed fighting could displace more people and overwhelm humanitarian capacity in this crisis-prone region.

The profile is available online from: www.idpproject.org

b. SIMULATING KOSOVO: LESSONS FOR FINAL STATUS NEGOTIATIONS
'Simulating Kosovo: Lessons For Final Status Negotiations' - three simulations of Kosovo final status negotiations were conducted under USIP auspices by the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) Autumn to Spring 2015-2013, at American University's Washington College of Law.

The full Adobe version of the report is available online on the USIP website at: http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr95.html

c. LATEST REPORTS FROM INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG)
Crisisweb, website of the International Crisis Group, has produced a number of reports including:
 - Indonesia: How the Jemaah Islamiyah Terrorist Network Operates
 - Central Asia: The Politics of Police Reform
 - Salvaging Somalia's Chance For Peace
 - Voices from the Iraqi Street
 - Arming Saddam: The Yugoslav Connection
 - A Half-Hearted Welcome: Refugee Return to Croatia
 - The Continuing Challenge of Refugee Return in Bosnia & Herzegovina

These and other reports are accessible at: www.crisisweb.org

d. TRAINING HMA ORGANISATIONS IN CONDUCTING COMMUNITY STUDIES
Gary Littlejohn
International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), 2013

This paper examines a new approach to training Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) practitioners in the methodology of studying mine-affected communities. The approach concerns training HMA staff who are already technically qualified in  the collection and use of social science research material to aid in the setting of priorities for HMA in a particular area, and the ongoing monitoring and impact assessment of HMA.

AMAC Landmine Memos are a series of papers initiated by the Assistance to Mine-Affected Communities project (AMAC) to foster an ongoing debate about HMA issues without the delays associated with formal publishing processes. The series contains, amongst other things, assessment and evaluation reports, workshop and conference reports, and working papers.

The landmine memo can be accessed as a web page at: www.prio.no/amac/memolist.asp or as a PDF document at: www.prio.no/amac/pdf/AMACmemo8.pdf.

e. OWNING THE PROCESS: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN PEACEMAKING
Conciliation Resources

Around the world and at all levels of society, many people are working to find ways of pursuing peaceful and transformative resolution of violent conflicts. Often, however, those who do not feel themselves to be represented by the conflict protagonists struggle to have a direct impact on the formal processes that end the violence; in the complex and fragile political processes of peacemaking, it may often seem that there can be little active role for the 'public'.

This, in the first, thematic publication in the Accord series, explores some of the challenges and dilemmas of public participation in peacemaking. The case studies describe a variety of models of participation: consultative, representative and direct participation mechanisms, and analyse the difficult question of the mechanisms' ultimate impact on the peace process and its implementation.

Available online at: www.c-r.org/accord/peace/accord13. The publication is also available in print from Conciliation Resources. For further details contact: Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper Street, London N1 1RG, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7359 7728; Email: accord c-r.org.

f. GLOBALISATION: A CONFLICT BETWEEN FREEDOM & TRADITION
by Carlos Arboleda Gonzalez
(from The Drum Beat, www.comminit.com)

"There is much debate whether terms such as culture and identity can be applied in certain contexts. For example, is it permissible to speak of "the culture of violence"? Can we define anthropologically the identity of gangs, assassins for hire, self defense groups, or any of the other nonofficial factions which exist? This issue highlights a very important part of the study of culture: its reference to language itself..."

Available online at: www.comminit.com/st2013/sld-6601.html

g. RESPONDING TO DISPLACEMENT: BALANCING NEEDS AND RIGHTS
Insights #44

The latest issue of Insights, published by ID21 focusses on displacement and refugee issues from thematic and regional perspectives. Available online at: www.id21.org/insights/insights44/

h. "WE WANT TO LIVE AS HUMANS": REPRESSION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN
Human Rights Watch

A new report from Human Rights Watch which reports on the mounting abuses, harassment and restrictions of fundamental human rights suffered by Afghan women and girls during 2013.

Available online at: www.hrw.org/reports/2013/afghnwmn1202/

i. UNCERTAIN POWER: THE CHANGING ROLE OF OFFICIAL DONORS IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Humanitarian Practice Group

Historically donor governments took a hands off approach to the financing and management of humanitarian aid. Since the 1990s, this relationship has changed fundamentally. Donors are no longer willing to delegate responsibility to their operational partners to determine the shape and scope of humanitarian operations.

This set of publications analyses the ways in which official donor behaviour is changing, bringing them closer to humanitarian operations, and assesses the implications.

The overall findings of the study are reported in the resources that are available through the internet at: www.odi.org.uk/hpg/donorship.html:

Joanna Macrae et al, "Uncertain power: the changing of official donors in humanitarian action", HPG Report 12, December 2013 (81 pages)

Joanna Macrae, "The Changing role of official donors in humanitarian action: a review of trends and issues", HPG Briefing Paper 5, December 2013

Other resources  include:
Margie Buchanan-Smith and Judith Randel, "Financing international humanitarian action: a review of key trends", HPG Briefing Paper 4, December 2013

Sarah Collinson and Margie Buchanan-Smith, "International humanitarian action and the accountability of official donors", HPG Briefing Paper 6, December 2013

Nicola Reindorp and Anna Schmidt 'Coordinating Humanitarian action': the changing role of official donors', HPG Briefing Paper 7,  January 2014

Alternatively, you can order the publications free of charge from: publications odi.org.uk

Other Resources:

a. MAP OF THE MIDDLE EAST
A two-sided full color map/poster, 27in x 36in, which can be viewed in detail at: www.sunship.com/mideast/poster.html.

Side one is a satellite image of the entire region from the Mediterranean to Pakistan, surrounded by detailed social and political profiles of 25 countries and information and statistics about religion, recent history, military expenditures and capabilities, global economics, trans-national corporations, oil and the fresh water crisis.

Side two features large, detailed political maps of Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine. Included also are historical maps of Palestine, Israel and Jerusalem from 1878 to 2000, detailing mandates, early partition plans and pre-1948 villages and settlements, as well as contemporary settlements, refugee camps and zones of authority in the West Bank and Gaza, and a water systems map showing watersheds, pipelines, wells, desalination plants and more.

The map can be ordered on the website at: www.sunship.com/mideast/orderform.html or by contacting: Eli McKenty, The Knowers Ark Educational Foundation, Box 721, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4, Canada; email: eli sunship.com.

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5. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

a. LINKS: OFFICE MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 6th January 2014
Salary range: £24,000-28,000
London, UK

LINKS, The London Information Network on Conflicts and State-Building, is a small, independent British nongovernmental organisation working on issues of democratic state-building and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Since it was established in 1997 most of the work of the organisation has focused on the areas of the former Soviet Union.

LINKS is currently looking to recruit a suitable person for the post of Office Manager. The chosen candidate will be expected to take full responsibility for the day to day administration of the UK office, and to co-ordinate the financial management and fund raising effort of the
organisation. The Office Manager will also support the work of the Executive Director and other Board and International Council members in the execution of their duties.

The selected candidate must have a minimum of five years experience working in an administrative environment, excellent computer skills, good writing and interpersonal skills and an ability to work, sometimes under pressure,in a small team. Experience of fundraising from government and corporate sources and a basic knowledge of bookkeeping will be an asset. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post early in the new year.

Applications with a full CV should be addressed to: The Executive Director, LINKS, 55 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ, UK. Email: links_london msn.com

b. SAFERWORLD: PROJECT CO-0RDINATOR, ARMS AND SECURITY PROGRAMME
Closing date for applications: 10th January 2014
Salary range: £19,000-£30,000

The post-holder will be responsible for co-ordinating two key areas of Saferworld's work.
- Building disarmament constituencies: involving enhancing the capacity of civil society and government to tackle the proliferation of small arms and light weapons through the development of the Global Small Arms Resource Handbook and associated training programme
- The Biting the Bullet project: coordinating the development and implementation of a multi-dimensional approach to encourage the effective implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

Those with some or a combination of the following experiences are encouraged to apply: a strong research background, experience of developing and delivering training and capacity building programmes and excellent organisational skills.

To apply please send full CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience to: Sue Maskell, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK.  For further information and a job description, visit their website at: www.saferworld.org.uk/vaca.htm. Please note that email applications will only be accepted from applicants outside the UK.

c. ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (AICR): EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Closing date for applications: 13th January 2014

The Alliance for International Conflict Resolution (AICR), a new network of 20+ international conflict resolution and peace-building organisations seeks to fill the position of Executive Director. Working from AICR's Washington, DC office, the Executive Director will serve as AICR's chief administrative and operating officer.

Salary and benefits will be competitive. Please email a cover letter and CV to: applications aicr.us. For further information, visit their website at: www.aicr.us.

d. AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT (AFFORD): VACANCIES
Closing date for applications: 13th January 2014

NETWORK OUTREACH OFFICER
Salary: £20,000

AFFORD promotes innovation in international development by connecting Africa with the African diaspora UK-based African civil society organisations and individuals  to enhance their contribution to African development.

You will play a vital role reaching out to support African diaspora organisations dealing with African development, especially smaller, informal and less visible associations that are nonetheless actively engaged. You will also help to consolidate and co-ordinate the range of services that AFFORD provides to African diaspora organisations. Experience of capacity-building and fundraising work (voluntary or paid) with voluntary African-led organisations in the UK or elsewhere is essential.

For an application form and job details contact: AFFORD, Ground Floor, 31/33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ, UK. Email: response sourcecoms.com; Tel: +44 (0)20 8694 0036 (reference AFNOO) or visit their website at: www.afford-uk.org

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Salary: £16,000

Your role in this part-time post will be to help provide backup support across the range of AFFORD'S project and office activities; assist in maintaining up-to-date and accurate financial and administrative systems, support AFFORD'S  publicity and promotion; and support AFFORD's board, members, staff, and volunteers.Experience of working in an administrative role is essential.

For an application form and job details contact: AFFORD, Ground Floor, 31/33 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ, UK. Email: response sourcecoms.com; Tel: +44 (0)20 8694 0036 (reference AFAA) or visit their website at: www.afford-uk.org

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