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20th December 2013

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. UNU/INCORE International Summer School (9-14 June 2014)
b. Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute 2014 (June 29th - July 11th)
c. Graduate Certificate Programmes in Conflict Transformation (June 2014)
d. Peacemaking conferences at Ammerdown Conference & Retreat Centre 
  • ISLAMIC AND HINDU INSIGHTS OF PEACEMAKING (15-17 August)
  • GANDHI, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE LEGACY OF NON-VIOLENCE (18-22 August)
  • RECLAIMING THE TASK AND GIFT OF PEACEMAKING (8-11 September)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Conference on Hate Crimes (February 21-22 2014)
b. 'Human Rights in Africa' (13 March 2014)
c.  International Conference on Conflict Resolution (May 8-18 2014), St. Petersburg, Russia
 
3. New Resources
  Publications:
a. Another World is Possible - Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World Social Forum
b. The History of the Genocide in Gishamvu: A Collective Account
Online:
a. Tikkun Olam 
b. Afghanistan: Judicial Reform and Transitional Justice
c. "African displacement: roots, resources and reconciliation"
4. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Peaceworker, Gulu, Northern Uganda
b. Country Representative, Columbia
c. Vacancies with CIIR:
  • Membership and Fundraising Co-ordinator
  • Web Officer (Part-time)
  • Senior Editor (Part-time)
d. SOW for C-SAFE Sentinel Site Coordinator
e. Evaluation Team, ICRC
f. Project Development Officer, Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit ( CPSU )
g. Minority Rights Group
h. Senior Project OfficerDevelopment & Peace building Programme / Business & Conflict Programme
i. Senior Project Officer Southern Caucasus

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a.     UNU/INCORE International Summer School
        Northern Ireland
 
9-14 June 2014
The International Summer School provides an intensive week of training, networking and discussion in the field of conflict resolution. Facilitated by leading experts, the International Summer School is aimed at mid to senior level policy makers, practitioners, academics, members of the media, military and religious organisations. The School provides an interactive learning environment and attempts to bridge the gap between policy, practice and research. Three courses are on offer for 2014.
1) Managing Peace Processes
2) Track Two Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation
3) Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Peacebuilding Projects
 
8-9 June 2014
This Programme is an introduction to conflict resolution practices in Northern Ireland. It provides an opportunity to learn about the politics and history of the region via meetings with local community practitioners and regional statutory agencies to enable the exchanges of ideas and experiences. It is offered as an optional pre-summer school course but is also open to anyone with an interest in the Northern Ireland conflict.
 
UNU/INCORE is a joint research institute of the United Nations University at the University of Ulster. It seeks to address the management and resolution of contemporary conflicts through research, training, practice, policy and theory. Further details about UNU/INCORE can be found:
www.incore.ulst.ac.uk. Further details about the Summer School can be found at: www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/news/events/ss/index.html
 
 
b.    Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute 2014
       American University Washington, D.C.
       June 29th - July 11th
 
The Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute provides knowledge, practical experience and skills for professionals, teachers and students involved in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and development. The Summer Institute will focus on various approaches to mediation, negotiation, facilitation, reconciliation and dialogue, particularly in conflict-torn and developing regions. Participants will explore innovative methods of promoting cultural diversity with respect to public policy, community and religion, war and post-conflict environments, while expanding their knowledge and skills in a participatory and interactive learning environment.
 
Tuition and Fees Non-credit Tuition: $700 per course. Credit Tuition (2 Credit): $1,654 per course.   For more information, please contact the Program Administrator at prcinst american.eduThere are a limited number of needs-based tuition available. 
Apply On-line at: www.american.edu/sis/peace/summer Application Deadline: Friday, April 18th, 2014.
E-mail the Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute at: pcrinst american.edu. Phone: (202)885-2014 
 
c.    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
       CONTACT-Conflict Transformation Across Cultures
       School for International TrainingVermont, USA
       June 2014
 
 
SIT's CONTACT Graduate Certificate Programs offer a theoretical foundation in the sources of conflict as well as hands-on skills
development, both in the classroom and through field-based internships and research. Utilizing a competency-based methodology particularly
suited for working professionals, the programs draw upon practitioner experience as they enhance abilities and build participant confidence.
 
The Civil Society Initiatives in Peacebuilding Graduate Certificate prepares participants for work in Track II citizen peacebuilding in their own communities or as third party actors. Participants develop the capacity to: analyze conflict, utilize conflict analysis to develop appropriate, sensitive, and timely interventions for conflict prevention, consensus building, and postwar reconciliation, effect sustainable, community-based approaches to conflict and to the estoration of intercommunal links through dialogue and other relational activities.
The Psycho-Social Foundations of Peacebuilding Graduate Certificate is designed for mental health practitioners who want to offer their skills in regions of the world suffering from the effects of war, mass violence, or intercommunal conflict.  Participants develop the capacity to: promote dialogue and reconciliation, address the psychological and social effects of trauma, develop culturally sensitive models and accomodate indigenous approaches to healing, train local paraprofessionals, provide emotional support to humanitarian aid workers.
 
CIVIL SOCIETY INITIATIVES IN PEACEBUILDING CERTIFICATE
This certificate program includes:
1) A four-week Summmr Peacebuilding Institute on the SIT campus in Vermont. The first two weeks consists of a core course in peacebuilding and conflict transformation for all CONTACT students. The third week offers a choice of electives. The fourth week (4 days) focuses on the Civil Society Initiatives certificate program.
2) Two semesters of distance learning coursework under the supervision of  CONTACT faculty, focused on conflict analysis and the development of intervention strategies and skills. Participants use web-based discussion software for communication with program peers and faculty facilitators.
3) A field-based practicum period during which participants engage either in their own community or in another region to practice peacebuilding skills. The practicum can be integrated into the participant’s current work if related to conflict transformation.
4) A mid-year regional seminar held outside the US, typically in Cyprus. During this weeklong seminar led by CONTACT faculty, participants meet with Cypriot peacebuilders to learn directly from their experiences.  Using Cyprus as a model, the seminar explores the dynamics of conflict  and post-conflict peacebuilding. Participants will examine appropriate interventions and best practices and reflect on the roles of internal and outside actors in building a peace system. Group members will report on their practicum experiences, comparing and contrasting their region of study with the conflict in Cyprus.
 
PSYCHO-SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF PEACEBUILDING CERTIFICATE
This certificate program includes:
1) A three-week Summer Peacebuilding Institute on the SIT campus in Vermont. The first two weeks consists of a core course in peacebuilding and conflict transformation for all CONTACT students. The third week focuses on psycho-social peacebuilding.
2) Two semesters of distance learning coursework under the supervision of CONTACT faculty, focused on psychological and social trauma of intercommunal conflict and methods of culturally sensitive intervention. Participants use web-based discussion software for communication with program peers and faculty facilitators.
3) Optional Fall weekend courses taught by experts in the field and held at SIT’s campus.
4) A 3-6 week supervised field-based practicum period during which participants work either in their own community or in another region on a psycho-social peacebuilding project. The practicum can be integrated into the participant’s current work if related.
5) A weeklong mid-year field seminar held in a post-conflict region in which participants meet with local practitioners to explore the many challenges inherent in developing appropriate psycho-social interventions and possible paths toward reconciliation. Participants will have the opportunity to share with each other their internship experiences and to plan with faculty for their final portfolios or projects.
6) A final Synthesis Seminar for which participants complete a portfolio or final project demonstrating the skills and lessons learned through integrating their academic work and internship experience. Parts of the portfolio may be presented to faculty, fellow students and newly entering students at a final on-campus long weekend.
 
TO APPLY: Download an application from our Website at www.sit.edu/contact/certificate. We encourage candidates for either program to submit application materials by early March to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements for funding, visas, housing, and travel. Please check website for complete list of admission requirements.
 
d.     Peacemaking conferences
        Ammerdown Conference & Retreat Centre, nr. Bath in Somerset.
 
The Centre is dedicated to peace, reconciliation and renewal. 
 
ISLAMIC AND HINDU INSIGHTS OF PEACEMAKING                                                                 
Friday August 15 to Sunday August 17
The scriptures and oral traditions of Hinduism and Islam contain powerful insights about how to nurture inner and outer peace.  Sometimes inspiring, sometimes challenging, sometimes empowering, the sharing and exploration of these insights unleashes renewed energy to engage with the necessary inner and outer struggles through which peace is realized.  Participants of all faiths are welcome to attend.  Daily Hindu and Islamic prayer is built into the flow of this heart-expanding weekend together.   Cost £85 (includes all meals, accommodation and tuition)
 
GANDHI, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE LEGACY OF NON-VIOLENCE               
Monday August 18 to Friday August 22
This course will explore the personal stories of these two great figures, their historical circumstances and the continuing legacy of their achievements.  What was unique about their situations, and to what degree can their insights be useful in our own settings?  Lectures on each man will trace the development of their ideas and activities.  Sessions will also be interactive, with participants sharing perspectives on how the strategies of Gandhi and King were operative then.  We will test the adaptability of non-violent principles to contemporary personal, social and political issues as well.  Several exercises will be designed to enhance our growth in spiritual awareness, and to provide a climate in which the ideals of non-violence may thrive.  Participants may want to have some advance preparation through reading two suggested sources:  ‘Gandhi – His Life and Message for the World’ by Louis Fischer and ‘The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.’ by Stephen B Oates.  Cost £180 (includes all meals, accommodation and tuition)
 
RECLAIMING THE TASK AND GIFT OF PEACEMAKING                                                                 
Monday September 8 to Thursday September 11
Work for peace and nonviolence can be a sign of hope and empowerment in a world which seems increasingly to rely on militarism and violence as a means of solving problems.  Has the time now come for Christians to look first to nonviolent options to affect change and challenge violence?  What can we reclaim from the great Christian tradition and teachings on peacemaking?  The course will explore how one movement, Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, through its campaigning, education, witness and reflection for peace, offers us a model for Christian peacemaking today.  There will be input, group work and time for reflection and celebration of peace.  Facilitated by Pat Gaffney and others in the Pax Christi team.      Cost £96 (includes all meals, accommodation and tuition)
 
Full details of Ammerdown can be found on our website at www.ammerdown.org or by e-mailing centre ammerdown.org

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2. Seminars and conferences

a.    Conference on Hate Crimes, February 21/22 2014
       Nottingham Trent University
 
A two-day conference at Nottingham Trent University Friday and Saturday February 21/22, on hate crimes.  Enquiries to Dr Judith Rowbotham on judith.rowbotham ntu.ac.uk
 
b.    'Human Rights in Africa', lecture by Bronwen Manby
       Centre for the Study of Human Rights
       1pm on 13 March 2014, D202, Clement House, LSE
 
This event is free and open to all and no ticket is required. For full details of each event, please refer to the Centre's website www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/human-rights/forthcoming_events.htm or email Joy Whyte j.m.whyte lse.ac.uk
 
c.    11th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution
       May 8 - 18, 2014   St. Petersburg, Russia
       

This joint US/Russian sponsored event focusses on all aspects of conflict transformation, from the intrapersonal - to the interpersonal - to relationships between groups, organizations, cultures, and societies - and ultimately between us and other species.  Presentations explore conflict resolution within diverse contexts, including: arts/creativity, cross-cultural/ethnic, ecology/environment, economics/business, education, gender, global/regional conflict, health/healing arts, human rights, organizational/community, psychology/psychotherapy, and transpersonal/spiritual.

Many opportunities are offered for hands-on practical skills training, sharing of programs and curriculums, intensive dialogues on theory and perceptions of conflict and resolution, important networking and collaboration, and a powerful intentional community experience. Participants have come from over 60 countries and all continents, providing excellent opportunities for important networking contacts between peace builders representing many organizations and societies. The program attracts individuals in key positions in their respective societies, some from both sides of existing conflicts, who can model and teach these skills to many others.

For Information, Proposal and Registration forms, CONTACT: COMMON BOND INSTITUTE (USA),  Steve Olweean, Conference Coordinator
12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034.  Ph/Fax: 269-665-9393   E-mail: solweean aol.com.
Full details available at WEB SITE: http://ahpweb.org/cbi/home.html
 
b.    Country Representative
 
The Project Counselling Service (PCS) is an international consortium made up of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Action by Churches Together (ACT/NL), Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS), and Inter Pares, Canada, based in Lima.

In Colombia PCS works through local counterparts in a programme  of humanitarian  and developmental assistance  for internally displaced people which involves close co-operation with international organisations, popular organisations, church bodies, governmental institutions, and local NGOs.  This work integrates the cross-cutting themes of human rights and gender. Other important program areas are local capacity building, local peace initiatives, and information.
Responsibilities:
- To manage and further develop PCS’ programme of protection and humanitarian and developmental assistance for internally displaced people in Colombia.
- To represent the consortium in meetings with governmental authorities, the UN and other international and national humanitarian and human rights organizations.
- Qualifications required
- Solid programme, administrative and financial management, and creative programming experience in humanitarian and/or development organisations
- Experience working with grassroots organisations in conflict and post-conflict situations.
- A university degree in a relevant discipline.
- A good knowledge of Latin America, and in particular Colombia.
- Good communication (oral and written) and analytical skills.
- Fluent English and Spanish, oral and written.
 
Terms of the Contract:
- Two-year contract with a probation period of three months.
- The salary will be in accordance with PCS’ salary scale, personal qualifications and assigned responsibilities.
- Life and health insurance plus other benefits.
 
Please submit your application letter, marked "Country Representative for Colombia" before the 25th of February, including a detailed curriculum vitae, to: the PCS Secretariat in Lima, Peru, Jr. Arica 831, Lima 18, Apartado Postal 18-0860 / Lima 18, fax: +51-1-2415139, www.pcslatin.org e-mail: pcsperu pcsperu.org
 
c. Vacancies with CIIR:
 
Membership and Fundraising Co-ordinator
£23,126 pa.
You will be responsible for increasing funds raised from individuals, trusts and religious orders. You should have excellent communication and
presentation skills, an exceptional ability to relate to people from different backgrounds, and a minimum of three years' experience in successful fundraising from individuals, faith based constituencies, major donors and trusts.
Closing date: 21 February 2014
Interviews: 5 March 2014
 
Web Officer (Part-time)
£23,126 pa. (pro rata)
You will passionate about web technology and recognise its potential for an organisation like CIIR to communicate with our different target audiences. You should have a minimum of three years' experience of working on website design and development, particularly using Macromedia MX software, and solid project management skills.
Closing date: 25 February 2014
Interviews: 11 March 2014
 
Senior Editor (Part-time)
£23,126 pa. (pro rata)
You will be responsible for producing CIIR's printed publications - writing,
sub-editing and printing - and ensuring that the editorial standards of the
organisation are maintained across print and new media. You should have
excellent communication skills, including editing, proofing, and copy
writing, and at least three years' experience of managing the production
process for printed/electronic materials.
Closing date: 28 February 2014
Interviews: 14 March 2014
 
For job descriptions and application forms, go to www.ciir.org, email
Ricardo ciir.org, phone: + 44 20 7 288 8600, fax: +44 20 7 359 0017, or
write to: Catholic Institute for International Relations, Unit 3, Canonbury
Yard, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ.
 
Registered Charity No. 294329. CIIR is an equal opportunities employer.
 
Catholic Institute for International Relations, CIIR, is an independent charity tackling the causes of poverty and injustice internationally through an integrated approach of skill-sharing and advocacy. We work with people of all faiths and none.
 
d. SOW for C-SAFE Sentinel Site Coordinator
1 March – 30 June
 
CSAFE:   The Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency, known as C-SAFE, will implement a coordinated ‘developmental relief’ program in three of the hardest hit countries in the region- Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe - for a period of three years.  The Consortium intends to implement relief and recovery programs to improve nutritional status; protect productive assets and support households and communities to strengthen their resilience to current and future food security shocks that affect their well-being and livelihoods. The consortium consists of CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and World Vision and has its Regional Program Unit (RPU) based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
C-SAFE seeks a Regional Coordinator to plan, coordinate and set-up the Sentinel Site Surveillance system across the three C-SAFE countries. The task is envisioned to take approximately four months, beginning 1 March 2014 and ending 31 June 2014.  The Consultant will work closely with the C-SAFE Baseline Survey Coordinator during the planning and preparation for the Baseline Survey (sampling design, tools, pre-testing, etc..) which is anticipated to begin March 15th and carry through to late April when data collection and analysis will take place. Close coordination during the Baseline exercise will ensure that data collected in the sentinel surveillance is relevant (a sub-set of) the Baseline Survey. The consultant will facilitate the selection of sentinel sites (based upon communities surveyed during the baseline and a desire to represent both more and less vulnerable communities); establish the sampling design, and develop and test the survey tools. In addition, the consultant will work together with the C-SAFE M&E Advisor at the RPU level to establish ongoing systems for analysis and dissemination of information gained from the surveillance system.
 
Lastly, the consultant will collaborate with WFP to guarantee non-duplication of effort; maximal utilization of resources and to ensure that C-SAFE’s interests and information needs are adequately represented in the event that the surveillance system becomes a joint initiative. The consultant will work at the regional level (based at the RPU in Johannesburg) and report to the Program Officer.
 
Qualifications:
Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant discipline, i.e. sociology, anthropology, public health, international development, or a related field.
Minimum four years experience working for an international agency in monitoring and evaluation: designing, preparing and conducting surveys, collecting and analyzing baseline data, and reporting.
Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaire design, survey techniques, and participatory approaches.
Familiarity with the Logical Framework model for program planning.
Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings for national and international staff.
Computer proficiency in word processing, database, spreadsheet and graphics presentations, including one or more of the following programs:  SPSS, Excel, Lotus, Access.
A good working knowledge of emergency and development food aid programming carried out by NGOs and/or WFP.
Understanding of U.S. government expectations and trends for monitoring and evaluation, including food-assisted programs.
Experience with Management Information Systems.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Experience in Southern Africa a plus.
Experience working in projects with multiple implementation partners a plus.
Willingness and ability to travel within the region (Malawi, Zambia & Zimbabwe).
Demonstrated ability in collaborative/team work.
 
For further details, contact: steve_goudswaard wvi.org
 
e.    Evaluation Team, ICRC
 
The ICRC is seeking an evaluation team to carry out the evaluation of its Economic Security Programme in Serbia and Montenegro which is scheduled to start in April 2014.
 
After three and a half years of programme implementations and a widening of the type of activities, it is thought opportune to examine the rationale and relevance of the programme and to assess the overall performance, including the positive and negative contributions and the intended and unintended effects that it has had. The aim is to draw lessons from the Economic Security programme and to provide recommendations for the ongoing programme in Serbia and Montenegro. The evaluation will serve as a planning tool for the Serbia/Montenegro Economic Security team and the Belgrade Delegation.
 
The evaluation team will consist of two external experts (one of whom will be designated "Team Leader") who should have the following profiles:
Both experts:
Ÿ         Previous experience in programme evaluation (at least five evaluations of similar scope to the one proposed).
Ÿ         Familiarity with participatory assessment methodologies and at least two years' experience of using them.
Ÿ         Understanding of the concepts of vulnerability, poverty, and transition economics.
Ÿ         Experience of working in the Former Yugoslavia.
Ÿ         Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English.
In addition, the experts should, between them, have an understanding of the following subjects:
Ÿ         Emergency relief programmes and their implementation (including registration and targeting).
Ÿ         Agriculture, small business development, marketing, and micro-credit.
Ÿ         The concepts of community development and social exclusion.
Ÿ         The ICRC/Red Cross Movement
 
For more information, please contact the address below.  Please send expressions of interest, including CVs and fees, to the
following address by 20th of February: avanroeden icrc.org
 
f.    Project Development Officer, Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit ( CPSU )
 
A newly created position is available for an experienced researcher/analyst to join the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit ( CPSU ) as a project development officer in its central London office.  The post would be for three months full-time or six months part-time, starting in May 2014. Applicants must have in mind a clear project proposal, of major significance to the contemporary Commonwealth, on which serious development work is needed ( eg literature/web search, initial interviews, network building with appropriate countries, revision of detailed proposals, presentation to funders ).  The project development officer would be expected to research and craft funding applications to appropriate donors to build this initial exploration into a three year, multi-researcher project at the CPSU, with linkages around the Commonwealth. This inception work could be published. If the project is successfully created and funded, the project development officer may subsequently be offered a post in the CPSU team.  Project proposals are welcomed in the two main areas of CPSU activity -- globalisation, and the CPSU Harare programme ( democratisation, strengthening civil society, human rights ). CPSU is also interested in studying diversity issues, communal conflict and multiculturalism.
 
Applicants should have been involved in think-tanks, policy research, fundraising and advocacy within an academic, NGO or public service environment. First-hand Commonwealth experience would be an asset.   Proposals ( max 1000 words ) with a CV should be sent to: Richard Bourne, Head, CPSU, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 28 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DS, fax: (0)20- 7862-8820 or email: rbourne sas.ac.uk
 
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2014. CPSU is unable to pay travel/relocation expenses and applicants should have a right to work in the United Kingdom already. CPSU can only respond to shortlisted applications. Please indicate how you learned of this opportunity. If you have not received a response by 31 March 2014, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
 
g.    Minority Rights Group
       Fundraiser    Part time – 21 hours per week
       Salary £20,606 - £23,888  pro rata per annum                                                                                               
 
 MRG has income in the range of £1.7 million per annum, most of which is raised from large applications to major donors.  Your role in this post will be central to preparing and submitting applications to these donors as well as nurturing staff within these complex organizations and ensuring reports are complete and submitted on time.
 
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience of fundraising including experience of applications to major donors such as DfiD and other governments, the EU, and the Community Fund.  You will need to be organized, be able to prioritise your work and be willing to take on all aspects of fundraising from a wide range of donors, from research and first contacts, through submitting technical applications and reports. You must be committed to minority rights issues and preferably have work experience in a related field e.g. development, conflict, human rights, anti-racism.
 
For an application pack, send a large SAE (if applying from the UK send 57p stamp) marked Recruitment quoting FUND – C to: Minority Rights Group International, 379 Brixton Road, London SW9 7DE, United Kingdom, or visit www.minorityrights.org
Closing date: 10th March 2014, interviews currently scheduled for 18th or 19th March.
 
h.    Senior Project Officer. International Alert
       Development & Peace building Programme / Business & Conflict Programme
       1 year contract with possible extension
       £27,031 + benefits
 
International Alert (IA) is an international NGO committed to the just and peaceful transformation of violent conflicts. As part of the human rights and humanitarian community, Alert seeks to identify and address the root causes of violent conflict and contribute to the creation of sustainable peace by working with a variety of local and international partners.
 
The organisation is currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Officer who will jointly work with the Development & Peace building Programme / Business & Conflict ProgrammeYou will be leading on IA's work on tools and methodologies aimed at promoting conflict-sensitive approaches to development, humanitarian, peacebuilding and private sector activities in areas prone to violent conflict.documenting. You will be able to offer strategic leadership in the area of tools and methodologies in the broad field of Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA) as well as being experienced in their development and application. You will be also working closely with our partner organisations FEWER and Saferworld as well as organisations based in Africa and Asia. A post-graduate with at least 5 years’ experience in conflict transformation / development evaluation or a related field (and at least three year's familarity with PCIA and similar approaches) you’ll be articulate, and have excellent and proven writing skills. In addition you will be comfortable managing individuals, budgets, and complex projects in multiple geographic settings with numerous partners.
 
The closing date is 7th of March 2014, interviews week of the 17th of March 2014. For full details and an application pack please visit our website www.international-alert.org. In the event of technical difficulties please call Sheryl Fergus on 020 7727 6800.
 
i.    Senior Project Officer Southern Caucasus
 
We are looking to appoint a Senior Project Officer to lead the implementation and further development of an exciting new initiative in the Southern Caucasus. This initiative aims to engage private sector actors in regional dialogue that will help unlock conflict in this region. This new post will have particular responsibility for project development in Georgia, including in the non-recognised entities of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia. The postholder will have a relevant degree, 4 years’ experience of conflict transformation or a related field, knowledge of the Southern Caucasus, fluent Russian, high level communication skills and proven project management ability. The job will be based in London and will involve regular travel to the region. The salary starts from £27,000 (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits. The closing date Monday 3rd March. For a job description and application form please visit our website www.international-alert.org . In the event of technical difficulties please call Sheryl Fergus or Gareth Bosman on 02076276800.

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