PhD Scholarships: Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester, United Kingdom

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HCRI PhD Studentships: 2 Awards Available
Programme Area: Open Call—All HCRI Research Areas
State Date September 2013
Duration of Award 4 years

Nature of Award
£15 000 per annum: For Home/EU students this will cover the payment of Home Tuition Fees annually, with the remainder of the award paid as a maintenance grant annually. For International students this will cover the International Tuition Fees annually, with the remainder of the award paid as a maintenance grant. Please see the HCRI PhD website for details of current fee levels.
International applicants may also apply for the HCRI Overseas Bursary. This is a competitive award which will provide an additional £8 000 maintenance stipend a year.

Applications must be received by Monday March 25th, 2013. All application materials, including references must be received by this date.

Research Areas
This structured PhD is inspired by the need to conduct rigorous, in-depth research and analysis on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises. It is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and decision makers (inc. World Health Organisation, Foreign Office), to optimise joint working between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field of humanitarianism. We welcome applications from students wishing to study in one of the following areas:
 The history of humanitarian relief from the 19th century onwards
 Turkey, political violence, conflict theory and state formation
 Performance and artistic responses to war and disaster
 The politics of modern peacebuilding
 Post-conflict governance in the third world
 The history of population displacement from the 19th century onwards
 Emergency humanitarian assistance in conflict and catastrophe
 Theory and empirical research concerning contemporary violent conflict
 Theory and practice of conflict resolution
 Militarism and the use of force in humanitarian interventions
 Critical peace studies
 Response, mitigation and preparedness for natural/man-made disasters

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Resource: Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit, Progressive Communication ….


Resource: Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit, Progressive Communication Women’s Networking Support Programme and Violence is not our Culture

Cross-posted from Women Living Under Muslim Laws:

The Global Campaign, Violence is Not Our Culture (VNC) has published Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit. The toolkit is available for free download and distribution. Through this toolkit VNC hopes that campaigners will acquire the following skills: An understanding of why and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be appropriated by women’s rights and human rights groups in their advocacy skills through their use of online tools, including networking and mobile tools for advocacy and campaigning; The ability to develop an advocacy / communication strategy; Knowing what social neworking is and the various spaces and tools they could use in their online activism; An understanding of online privacy and security issues relevant to building their online activism.

Strategising Online Activism.pdf 1.33 MB


Internships at ICRC Geneva: Restoring Family Links and Missing Persons

      Internship at the Restoring Family Links and Missing Persons Unit (Central Tracing Agency and Protection Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross) – 2 vacancies

Contribute to the work of the Protection Division and Central Tracing Agency on questions of Restoring Family Links (RFL) and Missing persons (MISSING), under the supervision of the head of the OP_PROT_RFL_MISSING Unit (Protection Division, Restoring Family Links and Missing Persons Unit) and with the technical supervision of the Unit’s Advisors as needed.

Stage à l’Unité de Rétablissment des Liens Familiaux et des Personnes Disparues (Division Protection et Agence Centrale de Recherches du Comité International de la Croix Rouge) – 2 ouvertures

Contribuer à la réalisation des objectifs de la division de la Protection et de l’Agence Centrale de Recherche du CICR sur les questions de Rétablissement des Liens Familiaux (RLF) et des personnes disparues (MISSING), sous la supervision générale du Chef d’Unité OP_PROT_RFL_MISSING (Protection Division – Restoring Family Links and Missing Persons Unit) et sous l’encadrement technique des Conseillers de l’Unité, en fonction des dossiers à traiter.

Duration: 1 year
Starting date:

Deadline to submit applications: 22.02.2013

Details and criteria are in the attached job descriptions

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria should:

1) register themselves on the ICRC Website

2) send a letter of motivation and CV/resume to the following addresses, before the 22.02.2013:

Please note that this is a Geneva-based internship and that no housing allowance will be granted. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.




Being the Regional Coordinator for two regions of the world, the IYPF seeks to sub-contract organisations that would receive mini-grants (amounting up to a total of USD 4000 per region meaning that the Applicant could apply for a mini grant of USD 400 to reach 1 000 youth or in total USD 4 000 are provided for 10 000 audience that shall be evidenced by the award-holder). The grantees shall expenditure the funds to develop regional activities, both in social media and on-spot, that promote the 2013 edition of the Global Youth Service Day (26-28 April). Along with the monetary award, the coalition of grant holders will also benefit training and capacity building through webinars (online seminars). Additionally, they will be actively networking with peer organisations around the globe, receive regular updates about new grants, tools, partnerships, and other helpful resources for distribution to regional affiliates/members.

The deadline to cast an application is 15 February 2013 at the latest. An international jury composed of IYPF Directors, Regional Facilitators, fellow international organisations and media will review the submissions to select the mini-grant winners.

Applications can be submitted via ; enquiries for further information or clarification shall be directed by email to Late applications will not be considered.

REMARK: As the funding to be disbursed by IYPF originates from the United States of America, there is a restriction to distributing any financial resources to organisations seated in a list of country, or organisations whose members are citizens of the states in the list.

By no means any grant can be given to organisations seated in/consisting of members from Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

Additional scrutiny will be performed with regards to organisations seated in/consisting of members from Western Balkans, Belarus, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Liberia (Former Regime of Charles Taylor), Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions, Libya, North Korea, Somalia and Zimbabwe as well as other programs targeting individuals and entities located around the world.  Those programs currently relate to foreign narcotics traffickers, foreign terrorists, transnational criminal organizations, and WMD proliferators.

Call for Papers–The Peace Journalist


The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri USA.

The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.

Submissions are welcome from all. For the April, 2013 edition of The Peace Journalist, we are seeking short submissions (300-550 words) detailing peace journalism projects, classes, proposals, academic works in the field, etc. The Peace Journalist does not run general articles about peace, but rather invites only those with a strong peace media/peace journalism/conflict sensitive journalism angle.

Please submit your article, a 2-3 sentence biography of the author, as well as a small head and shoulders photo of the author. Please also submit photos and graphics that could accompany your article.

The submission deadline is March 7. However, given the limited space available in this issue, it’s recommended that you submit your article early. Submit to

The October, 2012 issue of the Peace Journalist can be seen at:…

Thank you in advance for your interest in the Peace Journalist.

Steven L. Youngblood, Editor, The Peace Journalist

Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Park University

Parkville, MO USA

Twitter: @PeaceJourn

Job: Programme Specialist, Gender and Humanitarian Action, UN Women, New York, USA

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Application Deadline : 14-Feb-13
Type of Contract : TA International
Post Level : P-4
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 364 Days


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In undertaking its mandate to support “existing coordination mechanisms to generate a more effective United Nations system-wide humanitarian response to respond to the specific needs of women and girls…” UN Women seeks to complement and enhance the capacity of other UN entities to serve their respective mandates and deliver on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Based on UN Women’s new Humanitarian Strategy, the Humanitarian Unit develops and implements the programme of work on research, analysis and knowledge management and provides guidance, technical and strategic support to intergovernmental processes, the UN System and to UN Women staff working at country and regional level on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in disaster risk reduction/preparedness, emergency response and recovery. Furthermore, the Humanitarian Unit leads capacity development, coordination and advocacy efforts for a coherent approach on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action and its linkage and synergy with sustainable development.

The scope of work of the Programme Specialist requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, as well as expertise on humanitarian issues to translate UN Women`s strategic plans into results. It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with member states, civil society, regional institutions and the international humanitarian system, including relevant UN entities and bilateral donors to enhance awareness, commitment, visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Programme Specialist reports to the Gender and Humanitarian Action Advisor, who provides the strategic leadership, guidance and oversight of the Humanitarian Unit and the formulation and execution of its programmes and operations. Under the overall guidance of the Gender and Humanitarian Advisor, the Programme Specialist will provide technical and advisory support to the humanitarian system, the UN system as well as UN Women regional and country offices and relevant units in headquarters such as Programme and Partnership Divisions. She/he will also work closely with the Gender and Humanitarian Action Programme Analyst and the Peace and Security Cluster in New York.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2013 Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding in Costa Rica (14-23 June 2013)


Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding

The expedition was a great and unique human lab providing raw insight into the different motivations and drivers behind the decisions peacebuilders and other personalities make. I feel the precious and raw insights gained on the expedition are already proving invaluable in my further understanding of, compassion and grace for others and where they are in their own journey.

Giselle Wansa, PEP 2012 Participant

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The Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding (PEP) is a program that combines a unique outdoor experience with experiential learning techniques in a multi-cultural environment. During this ten day expedition, participants will spend time backpacking/hiking in Piedras Blancas, a remote lush hilly region accessible only by foot and horse and divided by the Savegre River. The experience will include a homestay with a local Costa Rican family, an overnight solo, waterfall rappel and conclude with a day at the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education, U.N. mandated University for Peace, in Costa Rica. Along the journey participants will learn and practice leadership skills, challenge their own perspectives, explore relevant peacebuilding topics, and develop meaningful relationships with participants who share similar commitments to peace and human dignity.


The United States Institute for Peace 2010 report, “Graduate Education and Professional Practice in International Peace and Conflict,” finds that U.S. graduate institutions are inadequately preparing students for careers in international peace and conflict particularly in the area of “field experience” and “applied conflict analysis and resolution skills.” Outward Bound Peacebuilding’s Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding offers an experience based program focused on applied leadership and conflict resolution skills and taught in a challenging multi-cultural environment through an expeditionary outdoor approach.

Program Learning Objectives

  • To cultivate compassionate and cross culturally aware peacebuilding leaders.
  • To explore and learn the methodology and philosophy of experiential peacebuilding.
  • To learn and apply conflict resolution and peacebuilding skills in an experiential context.
  • To join active networks of peacebuilders.


The Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding is designed for working professionals and graduate students who want to get out of the classroom to apply and advance their leadership and conflict resolution skills. The Practicum is offered by Outward Bound Peacebuilding in partnership with Outward Bound Costa Rica.

When and where?

14 – 23 June 2013 in Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica. Participants will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Course begins at 9AM in San Jose. Participants should plan to arrive by Thursday, June 13th and not fly out before 1PM on the 23rd.

Fees and Logistics

Tuition for the Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding is $2200.00, which includes all instruction, training, food, backpacking and group equipment, course reader, UPEACE experience and certificate of completion, transportation in country and transfer to and from the San Jose airport from the Outward Bound Costa Rica base camp. Tuition does not include airfare to and from Costa Rica, visas, and exit fees ($25-30 USD) which are the responsibility of the participants.

University Credits

1-2 credits can be obtained for the Practicum through Western State University in Colorado, USA. Please contact us below for details and specific requirements.

To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.