Paid Internship: Institute for Inclusive Security (MIddle East Focus), Washington, DC or Cambridge, MA

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Paid Internship: Institute for Inclusive Security (MIddle East Focus), Washington, DC or Cambridge, MA
■Posted by Craig Zelizer on January 25, 2013 at 1:30pm in Internship/Volunteer Opportunities
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Overview

Hunt Alternatives Fund includes an operating foundation and a private grant making foundation that advance innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels. For more information please see our website at http://www.huntalternatives.org.

A program of the Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:
■Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
■Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
■Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
■Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
■Forming partnerships with others to strengthen the nascent field of women, peace, and security

The Institute for Inclusive Security is seeking an intern to work with their Middle East team throughout the 2013 spring semester for about 15-20 hours per week. This is a paid internship ideal for someone interested in women’s inclusion in peace and transition processes in the Middle East and North Africa. This position could be based in either Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC.

Responsibilities
■Review daily news clips to keep Middle East team abreast of key stories related to women’s leadership and suggest content for social media;
■Make logistical arrangements for staff traveling to the region;
■Conduct research and draft a policy brief on women’s added value in the security sector, as well as potentially draft other pieces of writing on behalf of Inclusive Security;
■Assist with identification and contact with women leaders from the MENA region;
■Attend relevant events, as needed; and
■Provide general administrative and logistical support as needed, included but not limited to printing, compiling collateral, and photocopying.

Qualifications
■Several years of undergraduate study in political science, international studies, or a related field;
■Demonstrated interest or experience in the Middle East and North Africa region;
■Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills;
■Strong ability to take initiative and work independently;
■Demonstrated experience with making logistical arrangements;
■Positive attitude and mature judgment;
■Ability to meet deadlines and thrive whether the project is independent or collective;
■Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Power Point, and Excel required, experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred; and
■Experience or interest in the women, peace, and security field preferred;
■Arabic language skills are a plus.

Interested applicants may send a letter of interest and a resume/CV to hr(at)huntalternatives.org Please write “Spring Intern – Middle East” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Job : UNDP Needs Editorial Consultant – New York, USA

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EDITORIAL CONSULTANT
Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline : 15-Feb-13
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
English French Spanish
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Apr-2013
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Background
As a trusted multilateral partner serving 166 countries around the world, UNDP is the global development network of the United Nations with its headquarters in New York. The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) was created to develop UNDP’s institutional capacity to enhance strategic partnerships and to strengthen the resource mobilization function. Both are critical in securing aid effectiveness and delivering more responsive services. The Bureau also leads and manages the organization’s relationship with its governing body, the Executive Board, composed of Member States and with different legislative organs of the United Nations, including the General Assembly and its various Committees, as well as ECOSOC.

To assist in meeting the editorial and production standards in line with the new process, BERA is setting up a Roster of Editors with experience in editing Executive Board documents, policy documents, and any other documentation emanating from three separate teams under the newly created Multilateral Affairs and United Nations Coherence Cluster (MAUCC). These teams are: Executive Board secretariat team (EBS), Civil Society Organizations team (CSO) and the UN and Intergovernmental Affairs team (UNIA). A brief description of each team is below:
BERA will enter into a non-exclusive long term agreement (LTA) with the selected Consultant(s) and shall provide specific deliverables and time frames for each task, as and when required.

Duties and Responsibilities
EBS:
Editing of UNDP and its associated funds and programmes (UNCDF, UNV) and UNOPS policy documents and UNDP draft regional and country programme documents.
The consultant edits policy documents within stipulated deadlines, to United Nations editorial standards, for submission to the Executive Board on behalf of UNDP, UNCDF, UNV and UNOPS, working with author departments to ensure that policies and messages are conveyed accurately.
The consultant edits UNDP draft regional and country programme documents within stipulated deadlines, to United Nations editorial standards, working with authors in the Regional Bureaux to ensure that the information they contain is conveyed accurately.
The consultant delivers a copy showing tracked changes and a clean copy of the document.
The consultant works closely with the Documents Coordinator who facilitates communication between the consultant and author department, assists in answering queries on UNDP-specific terminology usage, ensures quality control of the final document.
CSO:
Editing reports related to the annual meetings of the advisory committee, good practice experiences in UNDP- civil society engagement across thematic areas or specific regions and guidance for Country Offices.
The consultant edits knowledge products, reports and general information material for external outreach within stipulated deadlines.
The consultant edits the advisory committee meeting report and consolidates key recommendations in close collaboration with the civil society team.
UNIA:
Editing BERA input to meetings and/or reports of the HLCM, HLCP, UNDG, and/or other UN system mechanisms where BERA is engaged to advance UNDP strategic priorities; BERA official external communication to Member States, UN General Assembly, ECOSOC, and other UN entities where BERA has an ongoing outreach engagement, on issues of concern to UNDP, such as the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review, the post-2015 development agenda, MDGs, etc.; official correspondence from the UNDP Administrator to partners, donors, other UN entities, etc.; Background, discussion, and summary documents for meetings of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation and its steering committee.
The consultant works in close cooperation with UNIA team to draft key language for reports of various UN system entities to which BERA provides institutional feedback on behalf of UNDP. The consultant ensures that the finalized inputs are clearly written and accurately reflect UNDP strategic interests.
The consultant consolidates UNIA briefing notes and/or speeches prepared for use by the Administrator, Assistant Administrator, and other UNDP management at various high-level meetings, as needed.
The consultant finalizes, in a timely manner, any BERA official products for external outreach, either for consumption by Member States or other UN system entities, by ensuring that the language and messages are conveyed accurately and are consistent with UNDP strategic priorities. The consultant liaises with the Communication offices on these products as needed.
Key deliverables:

A clean copy of the edited report submitted within one week that the job is assigned;

The tracked report indicating all changes made in the original report;

Competencies
Good knowledge and understanding of the UNDP mission, strategic vision, integrity and goal setting and the international development agenda;
Strong communication skills especially in commnicating technical aspects of the job assigned to ordinary people without losing the message and orientation of the reports;
Excellent written and oral communication skills and competency in basic editing and proofreading skills. Strong skills in editing of development reports;
Uses information and internet technology applications effectively as a tool and resource.
Organizational awareness: demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Post-University (Master’s) degree in English, French or Spanish or in a language-related field.
Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience mainly in editing; prior experience with the United Nations or another international organization; knowledge of broad development issues an asset.
Proven track record of excellence in editing development reports and related documents.
Language:

Excellent command in written and spoken French and Spanish is essential;

Other Information:
The editorial consultant must have an on-going LTA with UNDP/UN on editing of documents;

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Proposal explaining why you are the most suitable person for the editorial assignments, drawing on your knowledge and previous experiences. Please send an example or link of an edited job.
P11 or Personal CV and at least 3 references;
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/jobs.html (P11 Link)
Financial proposal – specifying the daily fee. Fees will be quoted and paid in US dollars only.
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
http://www.undp.org/procurement/operate.shtml#_Conditions_of_Contract

Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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80th Sha’atang Update

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Public activities marking the 80th Sha’atang enter a new gear Friday January 25th 2013, as HRM Fon Kevin Shomitang leads traditional priests to Pa’ah Nguong, the Mbaw Yakum cradle.
It might interest you to know that Thursday at Chonding, a last rehearsal for the canoe and swimming races took place. *
Fon Shomitang II who was has been orchestrating and co-ordinating the preparations was present. He expressed satisfaction with what he saw and said all was going on well.

The Fon revealed that the Minister of Arts and Culture under whose patronage the 80th Sha’atang are being organised, assigned her North West Regional Delegate to represent her Saturday January 26th 2013 during the activities which will highlight displays by palace masquerades and some sacred institutions.

The media are mobilising to cover Saturday’s events.

Encouraging an active, creative and healthy age…

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Thank you for showing an interest in working for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust.

On this page we aim to provide you with enough information for you to decide whether to apply for a position with the Trust. As you will see from the rest of this web site, the Trust is a diverse organisation and we have vacancies in a wide range of roles and locations. We employ approximately 800 staff and we encourage applications from all sections of the community. As well as full time positions, we also have many jobs which are available on a part time basis.

Our current vacancies are listed below. Please click on any that you are interested in for further details. This page is updated on a regular basis, so if our current vacancies do not meet your requirements, please check back at a later date.   An application pack is available to download either as a Word document which you can save, complete and email back to us at hrd@wlct.org, or as a PDF which you can print and complete and send back to us through the post. Please note that we require all applicants to complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form in addition to their Application Form. As with the Application Form, you can either complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring form in a Word version and email it back to us at hrd@wlct.org, or print and complete the PDF version and send back to us through the post.   Links to these forms can be found on the Downloadable Files menu on the left-hand side.  Please note if you are applying for any vacancies at Cannock, you must complete the relevant Application Form.             

                                                  

Please note:  •Applications are accepted up until 5.00pm on the closing date, unless specified otherwise.  •We do not accept CVs and therefore our application form must be completed  •You will be sent an e-mail confirming that your e-mail has been received. If you have not received this e-mail please contact the HRD Unit on 01942 705234  •We would like to wish you luck with your application and if you would like any further information about the Trust or about any of our vacancies, please contact the HRD Team on 01942 705234 during office hours or email hrd@wlct.org   Volunteer Recruitment Many of the Trust’s services are looking to recruit new volunteers. Volunteering can be a rewarding and enjoyable pastime, and can provide you with an opportunity to develop new skills, knowledge and experience.   To learn more about Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust’s volunteer programmes please visit www.volunteeratwlct.co.uk

 

Encouraging an active, creative and healthy life

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Thank you for showing an interest in working for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust.

On this page we aim to provide you with enough information for you to decide whether to apply for a position with the Trust. As you will see from the rest of this web site, the Trust is a diverse organisation and we have vacancies in a wide range of roles and locations. We employ approximately 800 staff and we encourage applications from all sections of the community. As well as full time positions, we also have many jobs which are available on a part time basis.

Our current vacancies are listed below. Please click on any that you are interested in for further details. This page is updated on a regular basis, so if our current vacancies do not meet your requirements, please check back at a later date.   An application pack is available to download either as a Word document which you can save, complete and email back to us at hrd@wlct.org, or as a PDF which you can print and complete and send back to us through the post. Please note that we require all applicants to complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form in addition to their Application Form. As with the Application Form, you can either complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring form in a Word version and email it back to us at hrd@wlct.org, or print and complete the PDF version and send back to us through the post.   Links to these forms can be found on the Downloadable Files menu on the left-hand side.  Please note if you are applying for any vacancies at Cannock, you must complete the relevant Application Form.

Job Vacancies in Wigan

Post Title                                    Post No.

Salary                  Hours   Base

Contract

Closing Date

 

Web & Social Media Officer Advert

Job Description

0929/CR028

SO1 £24,890 – £26,536 per annum

37 hours per week

Haigh Hall

Permanent

1st February 2013

 

Community History Manager Advert

Job Description

0952/CULHIS

SO2 £28,124 – £28,920 per annum

37 hours per week

Museum of Wigan Life

Permanent

6th February 2013 (5pm)

 

Public Relations & Media Officer Advert

Job Description

0927

SO1 £24,890

37 hours per week

Haigh Hall

Permanent

8th February 2013

 

Job Vacancies in Cannock

 

Post Title   Post No

Salary    Hours           Base           Contract   Closing Date

 

There are currently no vacancies

Job Vacancies in Selby

Post Title   Post No    Salary    Hours                 Base          Contract   Closing Date

There are currently no vacancies                 Thank you for showing an interest in working for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust.

On this page we aim to provide you with enough information for you to decide whether to apply for a position with the Trust. As you will see from the rest of this web site, the Trust is a diverse organisation and we have vacancies in a wide range of roles and locations. We employ approximately 800 staff and we encourage applications from all sections of the community. As well as full time positions, we also have many jobs which are available on a part time basis.

Our current vacancies are listed below. Please click on any that you are interested in for further details. This page is updated on a regular basis, so if our current vacancies do not meet your requirements, please check back at a later date.   An application pack is available to download either as a Word document which you can save, complete and email back to us at hrd@wlct.org, or as a PDF which you can print and complete and send back to us through the post. Please note that we require all applicants to complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form in addition to their Application Form. As with the Application Form, you can either complete the Equality & Diversity Monitoring form in a Word version and email it back to us at hrd@wlct.org, or print and complete the PDF version and send back to us through the post.   Links to these forms can be found on the Downloadable Files menu on the left-hand side.  Please note if you are applying for any vacancies at Cannock, you must complete the relevant Application Form.

Job Vacancies in Wigan

Post Title                                    Post No.

Salary                  Hours   Base

Contract

Closing Date

 

Web & Social Media Officer Advert

Job Description

0929/CR028

SO1 £24,890 – £26,536 per annum

37 hours per week

Haigh Hall

Permanent

1st February 2013

 

Community History Manager Advert

Job Description

0952/CULHIS

SO2 £28,124 – £28,920 per annum

37 hours per week

Museum of Wigan Life

Permanent

6th February 2013 (5pm)

 

Public Relations & Media Officer Advert

Job Description

0927

SO1 £24,890

37 hours per week

Haigh Hall

Permanent

8th February 2013

 

Job Vacancies in Cannock

 

Post Title   Post No

Salary    Hours           Base           Contract   Closing Date

 

There are currently no vacancies

Job Vacancies in Selby

Post Title   Post No    Salary    Hours                 Base          Contract   Closing Date

There are currently no vacancies

Please note:  •Applications are accepted up until 5.00pm on the closing date, unless specified otherwise.  •We do not accept CVs and therefore our application form must be completed  •You will be sent an e-mail confirming that your e-mail has been received. If you have not received this e-mail please contact the HRD Unit on 01942 705234  •We would like to wish you luck with your application and if you would like any further information about the Trust or about any of our vacancies, please contact the HRD Team on 01942 705234 during office hours or email hrd@wlct.org   Volunteer Recruitment Many of the Trust’s services are looking to recruit new volunteers. Volunteering can be a rewarding and enjoyable pastime, and can provide you with an opportunity to develop new skills, knowledge and experience.   To learn more about Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust’s volunteer programmes please visit www.volunteeratwlct.co.uk

 

When we know it, You know it

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7 are killed and Hundreds are injurred in violent clashes between the police and protesters at the Tahrir Square on the 2nd anniversary of the Great Egyptian revolution that ousted Hosni MUBARAK. According to the Health Ministry’s spokesman, at least 29 are receiving treatment for cuts, broken bones and birdshot injuries. President calls for calm as the poor management pf such a clash may spark another chapter of Crises for the country barely reviving its economic and political growth.

In Cameroon, President Paul BIYA of the Republic signs a series of decrees on January 25, 2013 effecting some changes in top positions of the defense force. Colonel AMOUGOU Emmanuel is the brigadier general according to the Articles of this presidential document. Will send you a copy of the list of military officers who through the decree witnessed a January promotion thanks to the perfume of these decrees.

Divisional Officers and Sub Divisional officers of the South West region in their area of command will have to work tooth and nail to ensure a door-to-door identification and registration exercise in day-to-day activities meant to steer people’s interest towards their civic obligations. These belt tightening measures come as a resort after the Number 1 personality of the SWR, Bernard OKALIA BILAI passed stern instructions to the administrative authorities, during his guided tour to KUmba demanding the immediate identification and registration of every resident by January ending. Legal and penal sanctions await recalcitrant residents. In almost the same connection, the South West Regional Boss visited major project sites of the Mbonge Municipality where he launched a tight fist for the completion of unfinished projects in the region for the 2012 PIB.

In Bamenda, the newly installed SDO for Mezam continues his meet the people tour to acquaint himself with realities of villages in his municipality. Santa was the most recent where he impregnated himself with some obvious difficulties the people are subjected to.

Cameroon’s Minister of Public Works, Patrice AMBA SALLA is on a working visit to the South West and Littoral Regions to launch major construction projects such as the 2nd bridge in the economic metropolis, still making headline news in the country.

Custom officials in Cameroon converge in yaounde to mark the 2013 edition of World Customs day. Activities this day centre on ways to improve Customs services in the country.

My Voice, My Rights, My Voice counts continues to be the slogan that awakens people’s minds all over national territory on ways to fight injustice and unpeaceful motives promoting vices rubbing citizens of their rights. The Amnesty international report for 2012 also emphasized on the absolute respect of human rights in different areas,since Abuse of power, poor prison conditions and persecution of homosexuals are many of such issues mentionned that need immediate attention. (Keep watching ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ with Amy BANDA on Spectrum Television for more details. On Voice of the Voiceless, Your VOICE Counts!)
In the same connection, the News agency JADE organised a one day seminar to call on media professionals to continue ringing the bells of government authorities towards efforst made to respect human rights in prison all over national territory.

On a Human Interest note, macabre acts and murder cases continue to be on rise in Cameroon. A woman of age 90 is stabbed and painfully killed in her Bamenda home residence in the Cow street neighbourhood. The neighbours of the deceased are still in shock over the discovery exposing cruelty and danger the society is confronted to.

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