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The Humanitarian Newsletter

February 24 - March 10, 2014

Humanitarian Spotlight:
Continuing Crisis in Central African Republic

Last week, heavy fighting erupted near the airport of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), continuing the vicious cycle of religious violence that has ravaged the African nation. It was reported that a militia group tried to block the evacuation of Muslims by using roadblocks and sporadic gunfire as Chadian troops attempted to lead the convoy to a safe region. African Union (AU) and French peacekeepers removed the roadblocks and dispersed the crowds as much as possible.

There are about 6,000 African Union and 1,600 French peacekeepers present in CAR, but these forces have faced significant challenges in curbing the rapidly deteriorating security situation. The most recent wave of religious violence began following the ousting of CAR’s president, François Bozizé, by predominately Muslim rebels known as the Séléka in March of 2013. Despite the withdrawal of the Séléka from the government of CAR, self-defense militias known as the “anti-Balaka,” or “anti-machete,” continue to attack civilians. Due to the extensive violence, thousands of Muslims have fled to the North of CAR or into neighboring countries, prompting warnings from a UN official of possible “ethnic-religious cleansing.”

Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, visited CAR last week to assess the scope of the conflict and was prevented from traveling to the North during this outbreak of violence in Bangui. She stated that she was “shocked” by the scope of the crisis – and urged the international community to provide more troops on the ground to bolster security and protection across the country. The fighting also prompted the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, to call for the creation of a UN peacekeeping mission to aid the beleaguered AU and French forces.

Humanitarian aid workers remain overwhelmed and frustrated, lacking adequate support and resources. Joanne Liu, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), chastised the UN for failing to protect the people of CAR. MSF is now the largest employer in the country, with over 2,300 staff on the ground, and their services are stretched thin. A looming food shortage is also of grave concern to international organizations, prompting the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to begin a month-long emergency airlift of 1,800 tonnes of food last Wednesday. While this is enough food to supply 150,000 people for a month, it is only a short-term solution to a crisis that is worsening with each passing day. The UN currently estimates that 2.2 million people are in need of aid.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, announced that authorities in CAR will be held personally responsible for serious human rights violations committed in their country and that they “have a responsibility to refrain from committing, ordering, inciting or instigating violations of international law and to prevent subordinates from committing such violations.”

For additional information, please visit:
* Spotlight: CAR troubles - Reuters
* Peacekeeping Challenges in CAR - Reuters
* MSF Presence in CAR - MSF

Special Feature: Update on Syria

Following the cessation of the second round of the Geneva-based peace talks between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition groups, the UN Security Council voted Saturday on a resolution demanding humanitarian aid access in Syria. Access to humanitarian aid has been extremely restricted throughout most of the country and many Syrians are in dire need of food and medical supplies. A recent six-day ceasefire allowed UN and Syrian Red Crescent personnel to facilitate the evacuation of 1,400 people from a besieged section of Homs, mainly women, children and the elderly.

The remaining residents, estimated to number around 2,500 people, received much-needed relief supplies, but they are the exception in Syria. According to the United Nations, 9.3 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance and 6.8 million have been internally displaced.

Resolution 2139 (2014)), co-authored by Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg, includes components of an alternative proposed by Russia in an attempt to find a solution that was acceptable to all members of the international community. In this resolution, the Security Council demands "that all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, promptly allow rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access for UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners, including across conflict lines and across borders." The resolution was passed unanimously, sending a powerful message that essential supplies must not be blocked to civilians caught in war-torn Syria. While the resolution does not promise sanctions, it requires UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to report to the Security Council every 30 days on the progress of its implementation and suggest "further steps" if the resolution's legally-binding demands are not met. Mr. Ban told the Council immediately after the vote that the resolution "should not have been necessary" because "humanitarian assistance is not something to be negotiated — it is something to be allowed by virtue of international law."

For additional information, please visit:
* Spotlight: Syria's Civil War - Reuters
* Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2139 (2013) to Ease Aid Delivery to Syrians - UNDPI
* Syria crisis: UN Security Council agrees aid resolution - BBC

New York Events

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Monday, February 24, 7:15 - 9:00 PM
Protest, Police and Rights: When Good Protests Go Bad

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Journalism School for a panel discussion featuring the 2014 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow, Olesya Gerasimenko of Kommersant.

Protesters in the streets of Cairo and Kiev, Moscow and New York have brought new attention to the ancient clash between the rights to free speech and physical security. This tension not only raises philosophical questions of right and wrong; it also begs for a discussion of the best policy responses. Why do some protests turn violent? When does violence help and hurt the cause of the protesters? What can protesters, politicians, and police do to recognize different points of view on contentious issues, while also ensuring social order?

To register: Seating is limited and first come, first served. For more information please contact Alissa Severioukova.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Journalism School, World Room, 420 W 118th St #1, New York, NY 10027

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Tuesday, February 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Integrating East and Southeast Asian Case Studies into the Global History of Genocide

This illustrated lecture examines the place in the global history of genocide of East Asian and Southeast Asian cases of mass murder, including the fifteenth-century Vietnamese conquest of Champa, the Japanese invasions of Korea in the 1590s and China in 1931-45, ethnic conflicts in early modern Burma and Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge genocide of 1975-79, and the Indonesian occupation of East Timor.

For more information: Please email Jayne Werner.

Location: 403 Kent Hall, East Asian Lounge, 1140 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

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Thursday, February 27, 2:15pm - 4:00 PM
After Sochi: Russia and the World

Please join the Harriman Institute for a panel discussion with Timothy Frye (Director, Harriman Institute), Marshall D. Shulman (Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy), Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science), and Stephen Sestanovich, (Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy). This event is part of the "Sochi Olympics and Sport in Russia" lecture series.

To register: For more information about this event please contact Alissa Severioukova.

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Room 1512

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Monday, March 3, 7:00 PM
Annual Human Rights Prize and Dinner

The Leitner Center annually honors one of the activists with whom the Crowley Program worked with during the prior year's human rights fact-finding project with a $1000 prize. The Center flies the recipient to New York to attend the Annual Leitner Dinner and meetings with non-governmental organizations and national and international officials. The prize is intended to recognize the exceptional work of human rights advocates abroad; and, through that recognition, contribute to their effectiveness and safety at home. The prize is fully-funded by the alumni of the human rights program at Fordham Law School.

To register: Please complete the online registration form.

Location: Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10011

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Thursday, March 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Authority In Practice in Project-Based Research

Join Steven High, principal investigator of the Montreal Life Stories Project (a major community-university research alliance recording the life stories of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights violations), as he talks about the ways in which the project sought to extend the notion of "sharing authority" from the interview outward to subsequent stages of the research process.

Location: Columbia University, 509 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027

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Thursday, March 27, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Panel

This event is a panel on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Panelists include: Stephen Yale-Loehr (Cornell Law School), Nancy Morawetz (Professor of Clinical Law- New York University School of Law), Prof. Gemma Solimene (Clinical Associate Professor of Law -Immigrant Rights Fordham Law School), Dan Smulian ( Safe Harbor Project- Brooklyn Law School), Julie E. Dinnerstein (Co-Director for Sanctuary for Families’ Immigration Intervention Project at the Bronx Family Justice Center. (CUNY), and Peter Markowitz (Immigrants Justice Clinic, Cardozo Law School). The event will be open to Cardozo students, non-profit organizations in New York City, and students from other universities.

For information: Please click here.

Location: Cardozo School of Law, Room 1008, 55 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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Saturday, April 12, 9:30 AM
The Concern Spring Run

Join us for our 16th Annual Concern Spring Run in Central Park! Not only will you pulse through the park on our 4-mile course, but you'll also be supporting thousands of families and communities living in extreme poverty around the world. For over 15 years, hundreds of runners and walkers kick off Spring with this Run/Walk in Central Park to raise as much as they can for as many as they can in some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in our world. Join us for an unforgettable morning of pure fun- and all for a good cause!

To register: Please click here.

Location: Central Park, New York, NY

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Thursday, April 24 - Friday, April 25
Climate Change Demands We Change.
Why Aren't We?

While a great deal of research has been devoted to issues of engineering, architecture, land use, etc., as ways of mitigating the effects of climate change, very little attention has been paid to the ways psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures impede change. This conference examines these issues as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience. The conference aims to make clear how these factors can be overcome and identify areas in which more research is needed. Speakers include experts in the social sciences, philosophy, architecture, environmental engineering, city planning, politics, and business.

To register: Please click here.

Location: Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 and John L. Tishman Auditorium, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10037

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Thursday, August 28 – Friday, August 29
UN DPI/ NGO Conference

There will be a conference this coming summer and the dates and location are now in place. In addition, plans are underway to have an opening event on the evening of Wednesday, 27 August and possible side events on Saturday, 30 August. So save the above dates and start your planning to be in NY then. Additional details will be forthcoming.

To register: Please register online.

Location: United Nations Headquarters, between 42nd & 48th Street, 10017, New York

National Events

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Friday, March 14, 8:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Innovators Forum: A Health & Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The Innovators Forum draws health, education, development, and social entrepreneurship professionals and students for a focused, highly interactive, and collaborative conference on best and emerging practices for effective programs. This event features several panel discussions and networking receptions.

To register: Please register online here.

Location: Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven, CT

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Wednesday, March 19 – Saturday, March 22
Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization

Urban areas have grown at an unprecedented rate in the last decade. More of the world's population now lives in cities than in any other context. International trade, capital investment and divestment, migration, and porous economic, social and political boundaries fuel this global urbanization. Enormous governance challenges result for megacities and fast-growing urban centers due to in-migration and other trends, particularly in the global south. The conference site, San Antonio, is a global city with a population of approximately 1.3 million, in a significant border region with boundaries that defy simple conceptualizations. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and one of its most ethnically diverse, with almost 70 percent of its native and immigrant residents being of Hispanic descent. It provides a particularly apt setting to explore borders and boundaries and how they shape urban affairs in the 21st Century.

Late registration deadline: February 1, 2014 (5:00pm CST) —Applies to all persons on conference program. Click here for more information.

Location: The Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 420 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13
Global Health & Innovation Conference, 11th Annual Conference


The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, change makers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

To register: Please register online.

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520

Monday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 7
Design for Urban Disaster

Urban disasters are on the increase, with rapid urbanization causing more people to live in places vulnerable to hazards such as flood, earthquake and tsunami. This conference invites humanitarian aid practitioners, those in government and designers from spatial/physical disciplines to explore ways to improve actions before and after disaster. The conference addresses three key themes: response, resilience, and transformation.

For more information: Please visit www.designforurbandisaster.com

Registration deadline: March 31, 2014.

Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Tuesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 15
Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact 2014

Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact is an exciting, relevant and technically focused international conference that will explore emerging technologies that further enable global humanitarian assistance.

To register: Please click here.

Location: The Marriott Courtyard, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Sunday, May 18 – Friday, May 23
Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The American University Washington College of Law is hosting it's 19th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The competition was established to train attorneys on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations. It requires students to argue the merits of a hypothetical case written on a cutting-edge topic currently being debated within the Inter-American human rights legal system. All student team members must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor (JD) degree program or its international equivalent to participate as a team. The oral round sessions occur in May, in Washington, DC. Register as a team or to participate as an observer by March 2014.

For more information: Please visit www.wcl.american.edu or email Becca Russell-Einhorn at iamoot@wcl.american.edu

Location: American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Saturday, June 7 - Saturday, June 21
BIARI – Brown International Advanced Research Institutes

In June 2014, Brown University's International Advance Research Institutes (BIARI) are offering a course entitled Human Security and Humanitarian Response. Topics for the course include the effectiveness of existing welfare systems in different regions; best practices in humanitarian assistance; and the politics of compassion in disaster and conflict zone. Discussions will focus in particular on the ethical issues that arise at the intersection of human security and humanitarian assistance; rights-based approaches to humanitarian relief; and the potential of new technologies to transform humanitarian response.

For more information: Please view the BRIARI brochure or contact BIARI@brown.edu

To apply: Please visit watson.brown.edu/biari.

Location: Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

International Events

World-NGO-Day

Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28
WORLD NGO DAY 2014 FORUM

Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, is delighted to open the World NGO Day 2014. The newly Secretary General of the Secretariat to the Nordic Council, Ms. Britt Bohlin from Sweden, the Executive Director of UNOPS, Mr. Jan Mattsson, and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Eric Falt, will be addressing all delegates, and taking part in panel discussions.

To register: Please click here.

Location: Scandic Marina Congress Center, Skatuddskajen 6, 00160, Helsinki, Finland

World-NGO-Day

Thursday, February 27, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
World NGO Day 2014 in Islamabad

During the program The NGO World will launch its networking website for NGO sector “Networking of NGOs for Greater Good”. Other important activities will include Awareness about the day, Selective success stories/case studies of NGOs, experience sharing and networking. Reputed NGO’s professionals and social & humanitarian workers will join us on the day.

To register: If you are interested in participating in this event, kindly send your request along with particulars (Name, organization, designation email, cell) via email to ngo.media@yahoo.com

Location: National Center for Rural Development (NCRD), Park Road (chak shahzad), Islamabad, Pakistan

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Wednesday, March 5
World Read Aloud Day

Every year on the first Wednesday of March LitWorld's advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

To register: To learn more or register to participate, please click here.

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Wednesday, March 12 – Thursday, March 13
Dhaka Conference on Democracy, Citizenship and Urban Violence

Presented by Lund University and SASNET (Swedish South Asian Studies Network), the 2nd Annual Conference of Urban Research and Development Society will be focusing on the theme of "Democracy, Citizenship and Urban Violence.” Based on Bangladeshi experiences where inequality and social polarization has led to new forms of urban violence, and with disjunctions between democracy and modernity – producing fragmented urban spaces, the conference aims to address urban violence under neoliberal democracy and insurgent form of citizenship.

For more information: Please click here.

Location: University of Dhaka, Nilkhet Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

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Saturday, March 15 – Monday, March 17

Global Education and Skills Forum


The Global Education & Skills Forum 2014 aims to facilitate the first steps in this essential process. The forum invites heads of government to meet with business leaders with a view to strengthening ties and further engaging the private sector in the field of education. Through such engagement, it is hoped, we can begin working more effectively towards a better-educated and more equitable society on a worldwide scale.

To register: For more information or to register for the forum, please click here.

Location: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE

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Monday, March 24 – Tuesday, March 25
The 1st International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Disaster Management

The 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM'2014) aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in the emergency services, emergency planning, disaster management and allied professions, to learn about latest developments, share research, experiences and information about this area. The conference will include paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research and practices in technologies and systems for prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. The themes include (but not limited to) emergency communication, collaboration and coordination, decision enhancement systems, security and privacy, geo-information and space technologies, multi-sensor data collection, information dissemination and early warning and standardization efforts.

For more information: Please visit their website.

Location: CERIST, Algiers, Algeria

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Thursday, May 8 - Friday, May 9
44th St. Gallen Symposium: The Clash of Generations

The 2014 St. Gallen Symposium will focus on the topic 'The Clash of Generations". The Symposium will explore the disparities between generations, looking at societal structure and its implications on economic productivity, general welfare, political stability and social cohesion. Those in attendance include government leaders and workers, NGOs, interest groups, members of the press, companies, and universities.

For more information: Please email info@symposium.org or call +41 71 227 20 20.

Location: Dufourstrasse 83, P.O. Box 1045, 9001, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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Wednesday, May 14 – Thursday, May 15
The Second European Association Summit

The 2013 EAS brought together professionals from more than 80 associations to discuss latest trends and exchange ideas. Working sessions involved top panelists from industry and institutions; speakers came from the European Commission and Associations. It was a mix that certainly pleased attendees: high satisfaction scores were reported across the board. The second edition next year will build on this success. Tying in again with the European Business Summit, 2014 EAS will add new and innovative topics to the program, helping participants add value to their association.

For more information: Please visit visitbrussels.be or email eas2014@visitbrussels.be.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

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Wednesday, June 4 - Friday June 6
Humanitarian HR Europe Conference 2014 - Addressing Your Organization's Needs:
Global Mobility, Consortia Working & Demonstrating Impact

The 18th annual Humanitarian Human Resources (HR) Europe Conference will explore what the future holds for humanitarian HR. The conference will focus on three themes: how to measure and demonstrate the impact of HR; global mobility, which will explore national vs international reward and more; as well as the opportunities and challenges of working in consortia.

For more information: Please visit www.peopleinaid.org

Location: Budapest, Hungary

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Saturday, March 14 –
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The main item on the Conference agenda is agreement on a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action which was adopted at the last such Conference in 2005 within weeks of the Indian Ocean tsunami and which was attended by representatives from 168 UN Member States. Over 8,000 people are expected to attend the 2015 event including heads of State, government ministers, parliamentarians, academics, NGO and other civil society representatives.

To register: The registration and accreditation process starts in March 2014.

Location: Sendai, Japan

Online Events

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Monday, February 24 - Sunday, April 20
Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under UNFCCC

This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course will take a close look at the negotiations to-date and will consider the hot topics for negotiators as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015. The course will take a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Note: This course has a program fee of $800 USD.

For more information: Please visit the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) website.

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Wednesday, February 26, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts Webinar

The webinar will include guidance and advice from eight panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions about their careers and their suggestions for students and professionals. Learn what skills and experiences are best for a career in global health, what employers are looking for, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in global health, the depth and breadth of global health opportunities, and more. This webinar is ideal for students and professionals interested in global health, as well as university advisors and faculty.

Registration: Please register online here.

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Thursday, February 27, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (GMT+00)
Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing & Structural Change

Researchers in ODI's International Economic Development Group produced a background paper for the latest UNIDO Industrial Development Report. To launch the report in the UK, the lead author Dr Luis Augusto Alcorta, along with ODI and DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) senior researchers, will talk at ODI on February 27. The event will explore the critical role of the manufacturing sector in sustaining economic growth and transformation.

For more information: Please visit their website.

To register: Please click here.

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Friday, February 28 - Saturday, March 1
Making Services Work for Poor People: The Science & Politics of Delivery

In collaboration with the original World Development Report team, this event will provide an opportunity to discuss new developments in service delivery, reflect on data, trends and experience in different sectors, and revisit the original publication’s core ideas and analysis.

To register: Please click here.

Job Opportunities

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United Nations Foundation - Senior Associate, Project Management, Washington DC

The Senior Associate, Project Management is responsible for implementing and managing the process for monitoring and reporting on activities funded by key UNF partners. The associate will be responsible for coordinating with team leaders from across the Foundation and ensuring that all timelines, milestones, and policies are met by Foundation staff regarding partner funded activities.

To apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: February 25, 2014

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United Nations Foundation - Senior Director, Foundation Communications and Outreach, Washington D.C.

The Senior Director for United Nations Foundation Communications is responsible for developing and executing the national and international communications strategies for advancing the mission and goals of the UN Foundation as a whole. S/He directs the Foundation’s flagship communications operation in support of Foundation-wide goals, with special responsibility for messaging, public outreach, branding, internal communications, and communications related to special initiatives and Foundation leadership.

To apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: February 25, 2014

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Relief International – Education Program Manager, Jordan

Relief International (RI), an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and development, currently seeks an Education Program Manager for RI’s programming in Jordan. The Program Manager is responsible for overall program management, supervision, administration and implementation of an Education project.

To apply: Please go to the following link and submit your resume.

Application deadline: February 27, 2014

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Save the Children UK - Chief Financial Officer, London

The Chief Financial Officer will envision and implement a forward-looking financial strategy that underpins and supports our ambitious growth trajectory, aligning limited resources to strategy in order to optimise revenue streams behind the highest return on investment opportunities, programmes and impact for children. As a member of the senior executive, he/she will play a central role in shaping, driving and implementing Save the Children UK’s strategy.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 28, 2014

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Solidarites International -
Bangladesh Program Coordinator, Bangladesh

The program coordinator contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy in Bangladesh. He/she if the guarantor of the quality, relevance and consistency of the operational strategy and proposed programs according to the general mission’s strategy, the needs of the population and the mandate of the organization.

To apply: Please apply here.

Application deadline: February 28, 2014

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2 Seeds Network
Project Coordinators, Tanzania

2 Seeds Network is looking to hire the next class of 2Seeds Project Coordinators. 2Seeds is a powerful leadership experience for people eager to get their hands dirty and accelerate their personal and professional growth.

For more information: Please view the Project Coordinator Flyer.

To apply: Please apply online here www.tfaforms.com. Please contact apply@2seeds.org with any questions.

Application deadline: March 1, 2014

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Save the Children UK - Philanthropy Account Manager, London

The Account Manager will be responsible for creating, building, managing and developing relationships with a portfolio of individuals and family trusts. This role will see you managing a portfolio of 150 supporters and achieving an annual target of £500k.

To apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: March 2, 2014

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Care International - WASH Advisor, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

CARE Cambodia seeks a WASH Advisor to assess, design, and implement activities at the nexus of water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition. This unique position will support CARE’s flagship gender-based approach to improve mothers’ and children’s nutritional status, and will involve implementing such activities as improving household sanitation facilities, expanding the supply of household water treatment products, and enhancing hand-washing facilities, among others. A strong emphasis will be placed on supply-side dynamics of WASH provision, including private-sector-led production and distribution, to fulfill the demand of key target groups, namely mothers and children. As the project aims to employ Behavior Change Communication techniques, standardize hygiene and nutrition education, and effect gender-transformative messaging in select communities with chronic malnutrition and high poverty rates, the WASH Advisor is expected to reflect CARE’s holistic approach to household- and community-level water management.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Save the Children UK - Food Security & Livelihoods Coordinator, London

The Emergency Response Personnel FSL Coordinator will generally be deployed as a field level technical coordinator in a medium or large scale emergency. Alternatively, they may be deployed as the lead technical adviser in a small emergency. On occasion they may also be asked to gap fill a field level technical coordinator role in a chronic humanitarian country program. The ERP FSL Coordinator will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, usually at a Provincial or sub-national level. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country program staff.

To apply: Please apply online at jobs.savethechildren.org.uk

Application deadline: March 2, 2014

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International Rescue Committee -
Senior Business Development Officer, New York

The Senior Business Development Officer (SBDO) works closely with BDU senior staff to provide leadership in monitoring, managing and coordinating IRC’s response to competitive solicitations issued by the US government and multilateral donors such as the World Bank and UN. The incumbent will also be responsible for leading proposal development efforts on-site, which requires international travel to country offices for periods of up to six weeks. Based at IRC Headquarters in New York, the SBDO will report to the BDU Senior Director and collaborate closely with other International Programs and Finance staff to ensure that all proposal development issues are identified and properly addressed.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Save the Children UK - Health Policy & Research Adviser, London

The Health Policy and Research Adviser sits within our Policy and Research department within our Advocacy division. The Adviser will collaborate closely with policy and advocacy colleagues to achieve lasting changes in policy and practice that enable children to survive and fulfil their potential.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: March 2, 2014

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Unite for Sight - Global Health World Fellow, Connecticut

The Global Health World Fellowship provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs. The Global Health World Fellow works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. In this full-time paid job position, the Fellow works closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO and with Unite For Sight's Executive Director on global health programming. The Global Health World Fellow opportunity is a 1-year position starting in Summer 2014, with the opportunity for continued growth in the organization as a Program Manager after the first year.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to rturkel@uniteforsight.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Application deadline: Unite For Sight accepts resumes on a rolling basis.

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Save the Children UK - Humanitarian Response Office, London

We are recruiting a 2 x Humanitarian Officers (regional focus TBC) who will be required to enhance Save the Children’s global capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by humanitarian crises. This roles will report into the Humanitarian Adviser.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: March 2, 2014

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United Nations Foundation
Administrative Assistant, Policy Initiatives, New York

The Administrative Assistant, Policy Initiatives is based in the New York office of the United Nations Foundation. S/he reports to the Director of Policy, and works closely with the Deputy-Director of the Post-2015 Initiative, and other members of the policy team and New York office staff.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: March 4, 2014

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Save the Children UK - Supporter Care Advisor, London

The purpose of the Supporter Care Advisor is to deliver outstanding supporter care that always meets and exceeds our supporter’s expectations. The post holder will answer a wide range of enquiries about our fundraising and organization via telephone, email and letter according to agreed service level agreements. The Supporter Care Advisor will also take credit card donations and set up Direct Debits as well as proactively resolve complaints in line with the complaints policy. This role will track campaign / appeal response and deliver supporter feedback to relevant teams across the organization.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: March 4, 2014

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UNICEF - Senior Evaluation Specialist (Systemic Strengthening), New York

If you are a program management and evaluation professional, and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to receive an application from you. The P-5 Senior Evaluation Specialist—with support from 2 additional staff in the Evaluation Office—will lead UNICEF’s in meeting that challenge.

To apply: Interested candidates may follow the direct link or log in as an applicant on UNICEF's Careers page for more information.

Application deadline: March 6, 2014

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Save the Children - Humanitarian Logistics Advisor, London

The Humanitarian Logistics Advisor will provide central coordination for logistics in emergency responses. The post holder will support and work within the logistics team to ensure that Save the Children’s logistics systems are fit for its full spectrum mandate. The Advisor will also be central to ensuring that the transitional complexities within the organization are managed according to their role in a structured and enabling way. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the post holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be highly flexible able to vary working hours accordingly. This position will fulfill the responsibilities of a global coordinator for the Save the Children movement and as such will be placed at Save the Children International office for 3-4 days per week. This role will involve 35% international travel.

To apply: Please apply here.

Application deadline: March 9, 2014

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Unite for Sight - Associate Director, Connecticut

The Associate Director position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs. The Associate Director works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. The Associate Director contributes their professional experience to lead Unite For Sight's four program divisions, while contributing creative and cutting-edge ideas to a leading global health organization. Ideal candidates exemplify a balance of superior writing, analytical, and communications skills paired with a demonstrated commitment to excellence.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to rturkel@uniteforsight.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Application deadline: Unite For Sight accepts resumes on a rolling basis.

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Jesuit Refugee Service - HEM Site Coordinator, Jordan

To understand, support and engage in the mission of the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM). The Coordinator is philosophically aligned with Jesuit tertiary education offered via virtual immersive learning environments. The JC:HEM Coordinator is accountable for leadership and supervision of JRS-JC:HEM staff, for professional relationships with the JRS team and for project management of all aspects of JC:HEM at the Coordinators home location.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Save the Children - WASH Advisor - Response Team, Various Locations

The ERP WASH Adviser will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement. ERP WASH Advisers are deployed to the field as the lead technical adviser in a small or medium-sized emergency or the 2nd phase of large emergency, or, alternatively as a WASH Manager in a complex, large-scale emergency.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: March 9, 2014

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Eurasia Group - Director and Business Leader, Corporate Advisory Services, New York or Washington

Eurasia Group is seeking an experienced and motivated senior-level business development professional to lead, grow, and manage our Corporate Advisory Services team. This position may be located in the firm's New York or Washington offices. 
In this position, you will be responsible for managing the firm's growth with corporate clients across multiple industry sectors, with a particular focus on sales and relationship management at the CEO and board level. You will bring existing senior client relationships, originate new business and work directly with executive and research leadership to develop a business plan that ensures company sales and profitability goals are met. You will participate in strategy development, annual budget processes and work closely with the firm's CEO and head of sales.

To apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Save the Children UK - Head of Hunger and Nutrition, London

The post holder will lead a high-performing team developing and delivering robust policy and advocacy strategies that achieve lasting change at the national and global level so children can survive and thrive. Working closely with the research team and colleagues working in other policy areas, the post holder will also make a major contribution to Save the Children’s wider thought leadership, as well as acting as the guardian of the quality of the organisation’s research work on nutrition.

To apply: Please apply online.

Application deadline: March 9, 2014

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Save the Children UK - Strategic Manager, London

The Strategic Manager will lead on the delivery of the 4 in 10 project in London. This role will be responsible for highlighting the extent of child poverty in London and what can be done to eradicate it, working closely with the voluntary sector, Local Authorities and other key London agencies to identify and share solutions and best practice to the specific challenges that face London. The ideal candidate will be someone with experience of working with deprived individuals, groups or communities, especially in London alongside strong policy, advocacy and campaigning skills.

To apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: March 10, 2014

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Social Science Research Council - Program Officer/Director - Anxieties of Democracy, Brooklyn

The SSRC invites applications for the position of Program Officer/Director for the new Anxieties of Democracy Program. The program is motivated by a deep concern about whether the core institutions of representative democracies—elections, mass media, political parties, interest groups, social movements, and, especially, legislatures—that connect citizens and civil society to the political system can capably address large problems in the public interest.

To apply and for more information: Please click here.

Application deadline: March 15, 2014

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Save the Children UK - Senior Fundraising Executive, London

The Senior Fundraising Campaigns Executive is a new role within the team that will operationally manage and grow Save the Children's larger fundraising campaigns, and look to operationally deliver and support the development of new fundraising campaigns.

To apply: Please apply online.

Application deadline: March 16, 2014

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Global Strategy Group - Director of Research,
Greater NYC Area

Global Strategy Group (GSG) is seeking a Director to join their growing research practice and to work on a wide variety of political, public affairs and corporate research projects. GSG’s work environment is fast-paced and demanding. Directors are expected to juggle multiple assignments at any given time – whether it’s managing projects and clients, producing research documents and deliverables, or assisting with marketing and proposals. Ideal candidates should have a number of years of experience working on both qualitative and quantitative research for a wide variety of clients.

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@globalstrategygroup.com. Please reference Director – Research within the subject heading of the correspondence.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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AmeriCares Senior Associate, Medical Outreach Program, Connecticut

Medical Outreach, in addition to its ongoing program activities, is engaged in a multi-year initiative to investigate, develop and promote best practices for short-term medical missions with the aim of improving their impact on immediate health outcomes and long-term health care capacity. In this position, the Senior Associate will play a key role in managing and executing the activities and deliverables of this initiative. He/she will also work with the program team on routine operational tasks related to order processing, reporting and communications.

To apply: Please apply online here.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Pencils of Promise - Development Manager, New York

Pencils of Promise (POP) is seeking a Development Manager to join its team and support the fundraising efforts. The Development Manager reports to the Associate Director of Development and is responsible for activities that identify, secure, nurture and engage POP’s mid-level individual, corporate and institutional donors.

To apply: Please email jobsearch@pencilsofpromise.org or visit their job page.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Unite for Sight - Program Manager, Connecticut

The Program Manager position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs. The Program Manager works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. The Program Manager helps to lead Unite For Sight's four program divisions, while contributing creative and cutting-edge ideas to a leading global health organization. Ideal candidates exemplify a balance of superior writing, analytical, and communications skills paired with a demonstrated commitment to excellence.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to rturkel@uniteforsight.org, referencing the position title in the subject line.

Application deadline: Unite For Sight accepts resumes on a rolling basis.

Internship Opportunities

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Global Compact Internships, New York

The Global Compact is offering internship opportunities in its New York office. Internships are available for a duration of three to six months and interns will perform activities such as researching and analyzing issues related to the topic of corporate citizenship, drafting and editing publications and supporting the organization’s meetings and events, among other responsibilities.

To apply: For more information and for application directions, please visit the organization’s website.

Application deadline: Spring 2014 (April to June 2014): Applications accepted from February 11 to March 7, 2014.

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Global Poverty Project - Spring 2014 Internships, New York

The Global Poverty Project has several open internships for the Spring 2014 semester.

The Global Citizen Fellow Intern works with the Global Citizen Team to create content across their issue areas to help draw attention to the plight of the world's poor. This intern will be responsible for copy editing content sourced from partners and issue leads, and managing the appearance and general usability of the Global Poverty Project website.

The Creative Intern could work in either Graphic Design or Production. In Graphic Design, the intern will work to create pitch decks, images for social media, and other materials. The Production Intern works in designing and producing video-based media, from filming, motion graphics and editing through to final output.

The Campaigns & Policy Intern could work in either one of two roles. The first, as a Live Below the Line Intern, who will focus on outreach to new groups so that participation numbers can increase. The second role is as an Education Campaign Intern who will work on a new campaign that focuses on access to quality education. The campaign will be marketed toward teenagers and will use creative approaches to build solidarity with the 57 million children who do not have access to primary education.

The Campaigns & Development Intern works with the Campaign Manager in accomplishing tasks related to managing and building Global Citizen partnerships and campaigns and helping to ensure campaign assets are accurate and effective.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Refugees International – Peacekeeping Spring 2014 Internship, Washington, D.C.

Refugees International looks for interns on a semester basis in a variety of departments, one of which is Peacekeeping. The Peacekeeping Intern provides support to the RI Peacekeeping program and helps conduct research and facilitates communication between RI and the PEP (Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping) community. Responsibilities may include updating and maintaining the PEP website; sending out announcements of events; compiling weekly PEP news clips; monitoring security conditions in focus countries; and posting monthly reports to the PEP website.

To apply: Please first complete this questionnaire and then forward your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (2-5 pages), and a list of 3 references to jobs@refintl.org. Your cover letter should clearly indicate the semester you are available and your internship of interest.

Application deadline: March 15, 2014

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Project Istwa - Communications and Event Planning Internship, New York

The purpose of Project Istwa is to allow participants to use photography to communicate what is important to them and how they see their world. During each workshop, participants are given a digital camera so they can take pictures that show what a day in their life looks like from their perspective. Working with facilitators, participants learn about their cameras and photography and photograph their surroundings. The workshop week includes group work and individual work. Among other activities, after practicing a variety of shots participants go on a community walk with facilitators for further practice. Participants view and discuss each other’s photographs. These sessions open up a dialogue within the group about what each individual is seeing and wanting to communicate through their photographs.

To apply: Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to inquiries@projectistwa.org.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the open internships are filled.

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America’s Unofficial Ambassadors - Summer Service Internship Program, Various Locations

Volunteer with America’s Unofficial Ambassadors’ 2014 Summer Service Internship Programs! Make a difference, represent America, earn academic credit, and gain hands-on professional experience in Indonesia, Morocco, Tajikistan, or Zanzibar. Internship placements include schools and community-based organizations serving vital human development needs. Unofficial ambassadors serve full-time for six weeks, working at the grassroots level in fields ranging from education and women’s empowerment to economic development and environmental conservation

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: Applications are due by March 24, 2014 for the Indonesia, Tajikistan and Zanzibar programs. Morocco program applications are due March 31, 2014.

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Save the Children - Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy Summer Internship, Washington D.C.

The Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy Intern will be responsible for completing 1-2 assigned projects related to humanitarian responses to conflict and natural disasters. The Intern will conduct research and attend/report out on Congressional hearings and briefings as well as NGO coalition working group meetings of InterAction members. They will provide administrative support as needed, and will have the opportunity to attend agency meetings about Save the Children's programs.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: March 31, 2014

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The Equal Rights Center - Spring Internships, Washington D.C.

The Equal Rights Center is seeking applicants who will be in the Washington, DC area during the Spring 2014 semester to participate in their Civil Rights Internship Program as well as our Communications and Development Internship Program. Interns work closely with the staff of the ERC in each of the program areas: fair housing, disability rights, immigrant rights, employment rights, communications, development, testing, corporate collaborations, and an emerging LGBT initiative. Interns work on a variety of substantive tasks related to ongoing studies, investigations, and complaints in the Washington, DC area and across the nation, as well as help out with day to day administrative duties. The Spring Internship runs from January 2014 through May 2014. Interns are expected to work at least 2 days per week (16 hours) and will receive a stipend of $30 per day, to be paid bi-weekly.

To apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter describing your interest in their work to the attention of Melissa Fobear at internship@equalrightscenter.org.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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National Economic & Social Rights Initiative - Human Right to Housing Spring & Summer 2014 Internships, New York

Interns will assist with research and writing in support of the Housing Program and its partners and/or support the development and maintenance of the Program’s communications infrastructure and media analysis. Research topics will vary greatly but may include human rights approaches to city planning, international examples of participatory development, and impact analysis of alternative policy implementation at various points of local government intervention. Other tasks may include contributions to movement blogging and media narrative analysis.

To apply: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, so applying sooner rather than later is advantageous. Please email one-page resume, one-page cover letter, and short writing sample (less than 10 pages) to Brittany Scott, brittany@nesri.org. Indicate in the subject line of the email the dates of the desired internship.

Application deadline: Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Human Rights Watch - US Program Summer 2014 Internship, New York

Human Rights Watch is looking for graduate interns for Summer 2014. The intern will primarily focus on Human Rights Watch research on criminal justice, sexual violence, and immigration issues. These issues will include sentencing reform, the drug war, sexual assault in the military, and juveniles caught in the justice system. Interns may be involved in organizing and evaluating information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, researching international human rights standards, and reviewing fieldwork interviews.

To apply: Please email the materials listed on their website to usprog_jobs@hrw.org.

Application deadline: Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Astraea – Program Intern, New York

Internships are available both in the US and the International Program. The Intern will receive guidance and training on progressive grantmaking: systems, processes, and program evaluation, as well as LGBTQ, feminist, and social justice movements in the Global South and East—especially in the Americas--in the specific tasks assigned. The internship, though unpaid, is meant to be an important and meaningful learning experience. The Intern will also receive a mandatory orientation to the organization, designed to familiarize with the history, values, and programs of the foundation.

To apply: Submit a completed application form, with your resume and a brief cover letter describing
why you are interested in interning with Astraea. E-mail or fax applications, Attn: Lolan
Sevilla, lsevilla@astraeafoundation.org or fax: 212-982-3321 x813.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Watchlist - Global Advocacy Internship, New York

Watchlist on Children & Armed Conflict is seeking qualified candidates to be Spring 2014 Interns with possibility of extension. The intern will conduct research on the practice of the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and assist in the drafting of Watchlist’s analytical reports, amidst other responsibilities.

To apply: Please send your brief cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Dragica Mikavica, Watchlist Program Manager, at DragicaM@watchlist.org.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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American Islamic Congress - Project Nur Outreach Coordinator Internship, Various Locations

An Outreach Coordinator Intern serves as a leader for the Project Nur chapters across the country. As an intern, you will assist Project Nur’s efforts through its wide array of programs to build bridges between communities by promoting understanding, acceptance, and responsible leadership. Responsibilities may include Chapter Development in your school; Event planning and Outreach as well as having the opportunity to become a board member on Project Nur's National Student Committee (NSC). Project Nur empowers its student leaders to utilize their creativity to implement meaningful initiatives focused on human rights around the world and the United States.

To apply: Please send an email to pninfo@aicongress.org

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Unite For Sight - Volunteer Abroad Opportunity, Various Locations

Unite For Sight offers several opportunities to participate in their Volunteer Abroad Program, an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Volunteers participate in and learn from Unite for Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to more than 1.6 million patients living in poverty, including 70,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and realities of global health.

For application instructions: Please visit this page.

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Save the Children - Born to Read Volunteers, London

Save the Children is now working in partnership with children’s literacy charity Beanstalk, to place volunteers in local primary schools and help children who are struggling with reading as part of our Born to Read programme.

These reading helpers spend one-to-one time regularly with children to read, talk and play educational games for an academic year. This consistent and regular support enables children to make progress in confidence and in their literacy skills.

To apply and for more information: If this role sounds of interest to you please download and fill in an application form and send to volunteersupport@savethechildren.org.uk or post to Save the Children, Volunteer Support Team, 1 St John's Lane, Farringdon, EC1M 4AR. If you would like to find out more information please contact the Volunteer Support Team on volunteersupport@savethechildren.org.uk or 0207 012 6997.

Fellowships & Scholarships

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March 2014 - October 2014
Urban Agriculture Paid Apprenticeship Program for Refugees & Immigrants

The Refugee & Immigrant Fund (RIF), a non-profit organization based in New York City, is offering this Apprenticeship for refugees and immigrants to gain valuable experience about the professional and agricultural environment in the United States, improve their English, develop new skills and write their resumes. The program is based across two of the world's largest rooftop farms, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Brooklyn) and Long Island City (Queens). The following will be covered during this program:

a) Urban Farming activities once a week from the end of March to October 2014

b) Full day, skills-based workshops including job readiness, resume writing, and English language classes.

For more information: Please visit the RIF website or call at (917) 517 6781.

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U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

This two-week learning program to be held on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application. U.S. citizenship is not required. Information about previous Summer Institutes on Global Food Security is available in this website

For more information and to apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014

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2014 Leitner Center Summer Fellows Program

The 2014 Leitner Center Summer Fellows program enables selected students to undertake unpaid internships at international organizations, NGOs, and courts that focus on international human rights. Fellows receive stipends of $5,000 to work full-time for a minimum of ten weeks over the summer.

For more information and to apply: Please visit this page.

Application deadline: General decision deadline is March 24, 2014.

U.S. Borlaug Graduate Research Grant

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application.

For more information: Kindly write to borlaugfellows@purdue.edu

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

Call for Papers & Applications

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5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC DAVOS 2014
Call for Papers

Involved or working in the field of Risk and Disaster Management? The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos invites you to submit an abstract for oral presentation, poster presentation, a session or a workshop on one of the conference topics (http://idrc.info/programme/conference-topics/ ). The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organized in close cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and will be held under the theme "Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice" from 24 - 28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland.

Application deadline: February 28th, 2014

Registration: For more information please click here

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InterAction
12th Annual Photo Contest

Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work done in the field. This year's participants are encouraged to submit their most provocative photos that illustrate innovative, effective and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. All images should be of work in the field, outside the United States.

Registration: For submission of photographs please visit the contest's website

Deadline for submission: March 9, 2014

4th International Conference on Building Resilience
Call for Papers

The Centre for Disaster Resilience is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network. The event will be held at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, in the North West of England from 9th – 11th September 2014.

Industry practitioners, researchers and academics are welcome to contribute. The themes of the conference are designed to promote inter-disciplinary working and include, but are not limited to:
1. Resilience
2. Built environment
3. Communication
4. Disaster risk
5. Health and well-being
6. Social resilience
7. Governance
8. Education

To apply and submit: Please visit the Build Resilience Website.

Submission deadline for Abstracts: January 31, 2014

Submission deadline for Full Papers: April 4, 2014

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Forced Migration Review -
Call for Articles on "Faith-based Organizations and Responses to Displacement"

The Forced Migration Review editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions that will reflect a diverse range of opinions and perspectives about faith-based or faith-inspired humanitarian activities focusing on situations of forced displacement and address questions such as the following:

* What is it about faith that inspires humanitarian response? Does this affect cooperation or partnership with non-faith-based agencies and/or with agencies taking their inspiration from different faiths?
* Is there any conflict between the human rights approach to assistance and protection for forced migrants and an approach based on faith claims, particularly in respect of humanitarian norms, standards and accountability?
* Do displaced persons potentially identify with and/or trust organisations inspired by faith more than secular organisations?
* Do some groups of displaced people prioritise a match between their own faith and that of the providers of assistance, or vice versa?
* Do faith-based agencies ever implement assistance in a discriminatory way or link it to activities designed to proselytise? If so, how do they justify this?

For more information and a complete list of prompts: Please visit their website.

Submission deadline: May 9, 2014

IIHA Humanitarian Programs

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International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA 40)
New York, June 2013

International Humanitarian Affairs Minor: The IIHA has established the International Humanitarian Affairs Minor, available to undergraduate students at Fordham College Lincoln Center and Rose Hill. This interdisciplinary minor offers students a comprehensive understanding of issues central to contemporary humanitarian affairs. The Minor offers an in-depth analysis of the humanitarian field, enabling students to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

For more information about the International Humanitarian Affairs Minor, please visit our website.

International Humanitarian Studies Major: In considering international responses to suffering, undergraduates in this major will draw upon a wide array of intellectual tools and academic frameworks. Ethical, moral, cultural and spiritual considerations confront logistic, economic, scientific and geo- political modes of thought in circumstances of vast complexity: violent conflict (including gender-based violence), famine and natural disaster. The major will also contribute to central aims of Fordham’s mission: research and education that assist in the alleviation of poverty, the promotion of justice and the protection of human rights as part of a cosmopolitan education that prepares students for leadership in a global society.

Masters in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA): The IIHA and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) have joined together to offer a comprehensive Master’s program that combines the experience of long-time humanitarian professionals with the academic strength of Fordham faculty. The program combines the experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals with the academic strength of Fordham faculty from the School of Law and the Graduate Schools of Business and Social Service, who provide students with the political, historical, legal and ethical contexts of past, present and future emergencies.

For more information about the Masters in International Humanitarian Action, please visit our website.

Upcoming IIHA Training Courses

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Leadership & Management in Humanitarian Action
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The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University, working with external humanitarian partners, offers programs throughout the world at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Through these programs, IIHA trains students for careers in the humanitarian field by combining an academic approach with the shared practical experience of faculty, external speakers and students.

You may sign up to receive this Newsletter here.

To learn about how you can support the work of the IIHA, please email us at iiha@fordham.edu or
call us at +1 212-636-6294

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