Acts of Random Kindness in Cameraction evokes change of attitude

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L’association Ark Jammers promeut les responsabilités avec ses Cameractions

Simon Mbelek

Dans le cadre du lancement de ses activités pour le compte de l’année 2013, l’association Ark Jammers organise un programme de sensibilisation et de responsabilité citoyenne pour la jeunesse camerounaise.

Cameraction est une campagne de sensibilisation et d’appel à la responsabilité citoyenne, invitant les jeunes camerounais à adopter un nouvel esprit de générosité et de service citoyen. Cette campagne est conçue pour initier et créer une dynamique collective de comportement citoyen visant à relever de manière pragmatique, certains défis auxquels le Cameroun doit faire face aujourd’hui. Cette campagne qui a pour cible les jeunes des écoles, collèges, lycées et universités camerounaises, sera d’abord lancée à Yaoundé, puis s’étendra dans d’autres villes à travers le pays. Pour la mener, plusieurs outils de communication seront utilisés parmi lesquels internet, des publications imprimées (affiches, annonces publicitaires paraissant dans la presse, brochures, dépliants, etc…), des produits audiovisuels (messages d’intérêt public, films, vidéos), des manifestations (journées spéciales, prix, expositions, séminaires) et des porte-paroles et figures emblématiques qui intéressent la jeunesse camerounaise (sportifs,
artistes et autres personnes célèbres).

Cameraction sera menée avec l’implication et le soutien des familles, des écoles, lycées et universités, des commerces et entreprises privées, des institutions publiques telles que le Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports, Ministère de l’Education Nationale, Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, le Conseil National de la Jeunesse du Cameroun, la Croix Rouge Camerounaise. La campagne sera couverte par l’ensemble des médias camerounais.

Depuis ses débuts en 2008 à Washington, les Ark Jammers posent annuellement des actes de générosité aléatoires pour donner en retour, et aussi combattre cette perception de l’Afrique comme l’éternelle assistée. Pour aider à alléger la souffrance dans un monde devenu froid, anxieux, difficile et effrayant, ils s’efforcent d’être la meilleure version d’eux-mêmes, une force pour le bien et la charité. Ils veulent toucher et changer les cœurs et les esprits partout pour transformer la nature des relations humaines, stimuler le respect mutuel entre les peuples, et promouvoir la paix entre les nations.

Les grandes lignes de la campagne

Cameraction est une campagne de sensibilisation nationale, un mouvement galvanisant qui va rassembler les voies connues du monde du spectacle, des médias, des affaires, de la philanthropie visant les jeunes Camerounais. Le Concert Ark Jammers for North Cameroon qui s’est déroulé le 11 Février dernier au palais des Sports de Yaoundé dans le but de venir en aide aux victimes des récentes inondations survenues au Nord Cameroun. A cette occasion, une cérémonie de Ark Jammers Good Citizen Award aura récompensé des camerounais pour leur comportement citoyen. Les dons reçus pour ce concert de charité seront collectés et redistribués par la Croix Rouge Camerounaise.

Le programme de Télévision Cameraction prévu pour septembre 2013 traitera le sujet des actes citoyens, des exploits et des ambitions de quelques personnes figures de proue. Il sera produit et simultanément diffusé une fois par mois par toutes les chaînes de télévision participant au projet. Ce programme informera sur l’importance des actions citoyennes basées sur la générosité et la façon de les accomplir, et sera par conséquent un puissant outil d’éducation pour les jeunes camerounais. Une Page Facebook Cameraction existant depuis janvier 2013 est une source d’information sur la campagne, sur les opportunités de volontariat, sur les actions citoyennes, etc… La Journée Cameraction qui démarrera en mai 2013 sera un événement trisannuel mettant l’accent sur la responsabilité citoyenne comportant une série d’activités de charité, de conférences et d’ateliers sur le changement social par des actions individuelles.

L’Ark Jammers Connection Inc. est une ONG américaine fondée en 2009 à Baltimore (Maryland), regroupant des musiciens et mélomanes d’origines diverses, qui se servent du pouvoir fédérateur de la musique pour promouvoir la générosité et le dialogue des cultures. L’acronyme ARK veut dire Acts of Random Kindness, ce qui en français veut dire «actes de générosité aléatoires».

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Scholarship: OPEC Fund for International Development Master’s Degree Scholarship

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Scholarship: OPEC Fund for International Development Master’s Degree Scholarship

Cross-posted from OFID:  http://scholarship.ofid.info/DesktopDefault.aspx

OFID SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2013/14

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2013. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support students or candidates for Master’s degree studies. The applicant must be from a developing country, and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s (graduate) degree in any recognized university/college in the world. The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly-driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winner of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a tuition support of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2013.
Click  http://scholarship.ofid.info/DesktopDefault.aspx for details on the scholarship.

JOB: Political Affairs Officer, NEW YORK

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JOB: Political Affairs Officer, NEW YORK

Job detail: “Political Affairs Officer – Political, Peace and Security, Political Affairs”

This vacancy is advertised by UN DPA
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Level: P-4 Contract type: – (More info about Levels and Contracts)

This information is cross posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?275574 and https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUS…

Closing date: 2013-04-15

Do not contact the UN Job List with questions regarding specific vacancies. Thanks

Apply to this job on the UN DPA site now!

The vacancy is online since: 2013-02-15
Days online: 3 Total views: 58

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Negotiation Questionnaire — anyone willing to take 20 minutes to respond?

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Dear Blog Readers and PCDN Members,

I am conducting some research on a topic in negotiation and I was hoping that some of you would be willing to participate.  I do not want to state directly what the topics and issues are at the heart of the research because I think that might influence your answers.  I hope that will intrigue you!  🙂  

If you are willing to take 20 minutes to fill out the attached questionnaire and send back to me at jweiss@law.harvard.edu I would be deeply appreciative.  And will be happy to reciprocate in the future.  

Please let me know if you have questions.  I am happy to tell you more after you have filled in the questionnaire.  

Best,

Josh Weiss.

Award: Under 25 and want to win $100k grant for social good? Do Something Awards -Apply by April 15

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For more information, please visit: http://www.dosomething.org/awards 

Cross-posted from: http://twitter.com/dosomething/status/298933480920870912

DO SOMETHING AWARDS

Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under*. Do Something Award nominees and winners represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue.

In 2013 five finalists will appear on the Do Something Awards on Vh1 and be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive$100,000 during the broadcast.

The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2013 by 5:00pm EST

or more information, please visit: http://www.dosomething.org/awards 

Cross-posted from: http://twitter.com/dosomething/status/298933480920870912

 

U.S. Fund for UNICEF – Manager, Foundation Partnerships (New York, NY)

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. 

 

Manager, Foundation Partnerships:

USF seeks a new Manager, Foundation Partnerships to assist the strategic partnerships team in cultivating, managing and growing its current portfolio of foundation grants. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Foundation Partnerships, the Manager will retain and grow existing foundation partnerships, as well as steward and solicit foundation prospects. The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of 5 years of progressive NGO foundation cultivation and solicitation experience in an international development environment.

 

Key Responsibilities/Outcomes:

  • Retain and grow existing portfolio of foundation partnerships; steward and solicit foundation prospects to secure and grow new funding. Serve as primary contact with foundation donors.
  • Manage complete grant cycle process:  write complex, high quality grant applications and proposals including budgets; prepare other materials as needed:  reports, letters of intent, program briefs, etc;  manage submission process and follow-up.
  • Communicate with UNICEF HQ and field staff and USF departments to ensure foundation-funded programs are effectively executed and donor’s needs are met.
  • Develop and participate in implementation of account plans to maximize grant funding and foundation’s programmatic goals and mission.
  • Represent the USF externally with foundation partners and prospects at meetings and presentations, and internally with USF departments.
  • Conduct detailed research and collect/analyze, and interpret UN/UNICEF data and information needed for proposals, reports, budgets, etc., utilizing internal and external resources. 
  • Develop expertise around UNICEF’s mission, approach, structure, and sectoral priorities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree; advanced degree preferred with a minimum of five years of experience with foundation cultivation and solicitation and a demonstrated track record of achieving defined revenue goals
  • Exceptional writing skills — demonstrated success in writing complex proposals
  • Proven ability to work under deadline pressure and handle multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong familiarity with current global development issues, UN agencies preferred
  • Strong research capacity; ability to interpret, analyze, and represent complex international development issues in donor-friendly language
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills including the ability to effectively liaise with people in diverse multi-cultural environments
  • Familiarity with fundraising and donor management software
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. and internationally
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service

Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.

To Apply – Please apply online at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UNICEF…

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The U. S. Fund for UNICEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.