The Humanitarian Newsletter February 10 - February 24, 2014 Humanitarian Spotlight: Syria Cease-Fire Extended Last Thursday, the Geneva-based talks


The Humanitarian Newsletter

February 10 - February 24, 2014

Humanitarian Spotlight:
Syria Cease-Fire Extended

Last Thursday, the Geneva-based talks between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition groups finally reached an agreement allowing for the delivery of aid to the besieged city of Homs, as well as for the evacuation of vulnerable civilians. A section of Homs known as the Old City has been under siege since mid-2012, preventing 2,500 people from accessing adequate supplies of food and medicine. A three-day ceasefire began on Friday and was extended on Monday for an additional three days. While the UN was not a party to the deal, it partnered with the Syrian Red Crescent to facilitate the evacuation of the city. Over 800 people have been evacuated so far, mainly women, children, and the elderly. Some men of fighting age also left the city after agreeing that they would turn themselves over to police and judicial authorities. By Sunday, the Syrian Red Crescent was able to deliver 60 food parcels and more than a tonne of flour to those remaining in the Old City of Homs.

Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, aid providers have encountered mounting difficulties in securing access to areas in dire need of food and medical care. Last week, for the first time since January 21, the UN was able to deliver 1,000 food parcels to the Yarmouk district of Damascus, a rebel-held area with minimal access to supplies. The current ceasefire underway provides yet another example of the continuing security concerns facing aid providers. Both UN and Red Crescent workers came under fire numerous times during the ongoing evacuations, leaving eleven people dead. It remains unclear which group or groups are responsible for targeting the aid workers and evacuees.

International concerns regarding the potential for sustained humanitarian access in Syria have also come forth following comments from Russian and American officials. Recent remarks made by Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin suggest that the UN should play a diminished role in Syria negotiations, which has led to questions about whether Russia will block future UN resolutions, including those relating to humanitarian efforts. This announcement came as Syrian rebel forces declared a new campaign against the city of Aleppo, resulting in 90 deaths on Saturday through the use of indiscriminate barrel-bombs. Aleppo has proven to be a stalemate for combative forces as both rebel infighting and government-rebel conflict continue to yield little change of territory as more civilians attempt to flee to the shrinking number of safe regions within the city.

While the UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi resumes talks today with the Syrian factions, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos continues to encourage sustained humanitarian access, stressing that "we need to see unhindered, continuous and safe access for humanitarian workers to deliver aid to the millions of people trapped in all the hard to reach or besieged areas across Syria."

Special Feature: The Typhoon Diaries

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Dr Lynne Jones (Photo by Asmamaw Yigeremu)

Dr. Lynne Jones* is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, writer, researcher and relief worker. She has been engaged in assessing mental health needs and establishing and running mental health services in disaster, conflict, and post-conflict settings since 1990. Currently a consultant in child and adolescent mental health for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lynne was granted 2 months leave to work with International Medical Corps' emergency response team in the Philippines. This is her diary for December.

*Lynne is also Co-Director of the IIHA's Mental Health in Complex Emergencies Course, which will be held at Fordham University in New York from July 13 - July 18, 2014.

New York Events


Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Colombia's Reintegration Process and the Peace & Justice Debate

The discussion will focus on the role that Demobilization and Reintegration processes play as part of the broader efforts to advance peace and justice objectives in conflict and post conflict contexts. Graeme Simpson, Professor of Transitional Justice at Columbia University's School of Law, Director of Interpeace USA, and an international expert on Peace and Justice issues, will reflect on the aspects and challenges that shape the relation between Reintegration, Peace and Transitional Justice. Alejandro Eder is a SIPA alumnus, Director of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration and a member of the Colombian Government's delegation that is currently holding peace talks with the Illegal Armed Group FARC. Mr. Eder will analyze Colombia's efforts and results, lessons learned, and future challenges in demobilizing and reintegrating tens of thousands into civilian life.

For more information: Please contact Lina Henao at

Location: Colombia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Room 308, 1150 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027


Thursday, February 13 - Friday, February 14
Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace

This conference will be an exciting and inter-disciplinary event, showcasing the best ongoing research in fields related to early childhood development and violence and peace. Further, presenters will chart directions for future research and policy. The conference topic was proposed by the winners of WPF’s annual student seminar competition. It is organized by the World Peace Foundation, in association with the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.

Registration: For more information or to RSVP please enter here

Location:ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155


Thursday, February 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Careers Abroad Panel Discussion

Come listen to panelists discuss opportunities for careers overseas, along with how to best market yourself and your experience for such positions. Panelists for this event include (but are not limited to): Lawrence Ding (CBI/ACS), Joseph Rienti (Fordham Study Abroad Office), Patricia Guy and Robyn J. Richards (US Passport Agency, Bureau of Consular Affairs), and a representative from the Peace Corps.

To RSVP: Please email Abigail Woods-Ferreira at

Location: McMahon Room 109, Fordham University Lincoln Center, 113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023


Thursday, February 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Speaking for the Humanities

On the occasion of the publication of Humanities and Public Life by Fordham University Press, a panel of scholars will discuss how to defend and even talk about the humanities without succumbing to the instrumentalist language of their detractors (measuring outcomes and deliverables) or retreating into the ivory tower by simply asserting that the humanities don't need justification.

This event is free and open to the public.

To register: Please visit the event website.

Location: The New School, Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10012

Alliance for Peacebuilding

Friday, February 21, 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Language, Peace, and Security Symposium

Across the world, nations and societies are in crisis. Peace between nations and peoples is under threat; civil strife and injustice breed insecurity for individuals and social groups. Threats to peace and security proliferate, and solutions are elusive. At the center of both the problem and the solution are matters of language. Language is a defining factor in social and cultural identity, within and between groups. Language use and language choice are pivotal in both crisis and crisis resolution. Communication across and within groups is essential to maintaining peace and security.

These two roles of language–as medium of communication and as expression of identity–are vital considerations for any serious discussion of peace and security. But how exactly can such discussions lead to solutions? How do issues of language, language complexity, and communication play out in peace-building efforts and ongoing security? How can language issues be identified and addressed effectively in policy planning and execution? In this session, keynote presentations will address these questions, drawing on relevant scholarship, and field practitioners will describe related experience in a panel discussion.

Registration: Please confirm your attendance by February 10 by sending an email to

Location: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

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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 at

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


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 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.

Registration: Please register here

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


Thursday, March 16, 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 and 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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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


Thursday, August 28 – Friday, August 29 2014
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.

Registration: Please register online

Location: United Nations Headquarters, 10017, NYC

National Events

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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.

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

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


Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
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.

Registration: please register online

Location: Yale University, 06520 New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Monday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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 .

Location: Harvard University, 02138 Cambridge, MA

Registration deadline: March 31, 2014.


Tuesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 15, 2014
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 Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139


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 or email Becca Russell-Einhorn at

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


Saturday, June 7 - Saturday, June 21, 2014
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

To apply: Please visit

Location: Providence, RI 02912

International Events


Tuesday, February 18, 2:00-4:00 PM (GMT)
Gender-based violence in emergencies

This event will simultaneously launch Issue 60 of the Humanitarian Exchange, the theme of which is Gender-based violence in emergencies, and Network Paper 77 Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, by ODI research fellow, Rebecca Holmes, and Dharini Bhuvanendra. This paper reflects on the findings of a DFID-funded review of the literature on this topic the authors also recently conducted. Speakers will discuss some of the key issues highlighted in these publications including the challenges associated with prevention and response programming, the different forms of violence facing women and girls in particular and the ways in which the needs of survivors can be better addressed in humanitarian crises.

Registration:Please visit the event website

Location: Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NJ, United Kingdom


Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28

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


Tuesday, March 11 – Thursday, March 13, 2014
Engagement of Crisis-Affected People in Humanitarian Action

Engagement of Crisis-Affected People in Humanitarian Action, hosted by Africa Humanitarian Action, will be ALNAP's 29th Annual Meeting. Participants will be given the opportunity to experience the most interactive format and essential discussions to date. Why an ALNAP Annual Meeting on the engagement of affected populations? The calls are getting louder and more frequent for better engagement with people and communities affected by crisis. Better engagement should mean more relevant and efficient emergency responses, but it can also lead to people being treated with dignity and preserving a sense of agency. Yet, despite this growing realization, the insights gained from many ALNAP Members with experience in involving crisis-affected people in programming are scattered and often go unrecorded. This means the analysis and potential for sharing learning are lost. This meeting and discussion aims to address this issue.

For more information: Please visit Annual Meeting 2014: FAQs.
For other inquiries:please contact

To register: Please click here.

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tuesday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 13, 2014
Dhaka conference on Democracy, Citizenship and Urban Violence

The theme for the conference will be ”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


Monday, March 24 – Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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, 2014
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 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, 2014
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 or email

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Friday, March 14 – Tuesday, 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.

Registration: The registration and accreditation process starts in March 2014.

Location: Sendai, Japan

Online Events


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.

Job Opportunities


United Nations Foundation
Campaign Associate, Girl Up

The Campaign Associate contributes to the success of Girl Up’s grassroots outreach and mobilization. Primary responsibilities include supporting the planning, logistics and oversight of events and supporting Girl Up partnerships and grassroots programs. Partners consist of corporations, foundations, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, individual philanthropists and others. Signature grassroots programs include Girl Up Clubs, Teen Advisors and Youth Champions. Through ongoing outreach, day-to-day communications and continuous cultivation, the Associate will help build the movement of Girl Up supporters around the globe, improving the lives of marginalized girls in developing countries.

To apply:Please visit their website

Application deadline: February 13, 2014


Communications Manager, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Communications Manager leads the communications efforts of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance), a public-private partnership hosted by the United Nations Foundation. The Manager will be responsible for planning, executing and overseeing communications efforts around local, national and international activities that further the Alliance’s mission of saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women and protecting the environment through the creation of a global market for clean cooking solutions.

To apply: please visit their website

Application deadline: February 13, 2014


United Nations Foundation
Associate, Proposals and Reporting

The Associate, Proposals and Reporting will support the UN Foundation’s proposal and reporting process by serving as a resource to teams across the Foundation. In this role, the Associate will work closely with departments across UNF to guide the development of all submissions to donors (including, but not limited to, proposals and progress reports) in order to ensure these submissions align with UNF goals, are accurate in reporting against goals, and include a high degree of quality and professionalism.

To apply: Please visit their website

Application deadline: February 13, 2014


Oxfam – Advocacy and Policy Coordinator, Bangui

As part of its humanitarian response in Central African Republic, Oxfam GB is actively looking for an expert in policy and advocacy.The purpose of the job is to serve as a policy and advocacy specialist within the humanitarian team responding to the Central African Republic conflict response, with responsibility for maximising Oxfam’s impact on the policies and practices of national and international actorse. For more information please read the full job description, below. Please note, the post-holder must speak French.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 13, 2014

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CAFOD - Humanitarian Capacity Development Officer, Mozambique

Working as part of the Mozambique team, this position is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing and implementing CAFOD’s Humanitarian Capacity Development Project (HCDC) in Mozambique. The goal of the Humanitarian Capacity Development Project is to strengthen partners’ ability to manage and deliver quality emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs. It aims to raise awareness, commitment and understanding of humanitarian principles and standards across partners and the Catholic Church. The HCDC will focus on providing in-depth support to a small number of humanitarian partners to develop their systems and staff. It will also facilitate a staff development program in core humanitarian skills, management and leadership for partners across the country.

To apply: Please fill out the form on their website and email it to

Application deadline: February 13, 2014


Oxfam – Gender and Protection Coordinator, Bangui

As part of its humanitarian response in Central African Republic, Oxfam GB is actively looking for an expert in gender and protection. The purpose of the job is to support the implementation of Oxfam gender and protection strategy in the Central African Republic conflict response programme. For more information please read the full job description, below. Please note, the post-holder must speak French.

To apply: Please click here.

Application deadline: February 13, 2014

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Global Poverty Project -
Campaigns Assistant, New York

The Global Poverty Project uses the power of education, communications, advocacy,
campaigning and the media to advance the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The Campaigns Assistant will be working with the Campaign Manager by providing general support and being an active member of the Global Citizen team. Qualified candidates will have achieved graduate level study in international development, international relations, economics, communications or an associated field. The Campaigns Assistant will be involved largely with campaigning, communications and events.

Application deadline: February 14, 2014 at 5 PM (EST)

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Plan International - Education in Emergencies Specialist, Philippines

Plan International is working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to achieve their Global Strategic Goal. This Goal is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programs that deliver long-lasting benefits. The Education in Emergencies Specialist will work specifically in the Philippines, in light of Typhoon Haiyan. They will ensure the quality and professionalism of Plan provision EiE programs in the Philippines as a whole and specifically in the Tacloban area. The EiE Specialist will provide advice and support to programs, build policy, guidance and capacity within the organization, and contribute to establishing Plan’s reputation for related work among international organizations.

Application deadline: February 14, 2014

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Plan International - Education in Emergencies Specialist, Philippines

Plan International is working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to achieve their Global Strategic Goal. This Goal is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programs that deliver long-lasting benefits. The Education in Emergencies Specialist will work specifically in the Philippines, in light of Typhoon Haiyan. They will ensure the quality and professionalism of Plan provision EiE programs in the Philippines as a whole and specifically in the Tacloban area. The EiE Specialist will provide advice and support to programs, build policy, guidance and capacity within the organization, and contribute to establishing Plan’s reputation for related work among international organizations.

Application deadline: February 14, 2014


UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
Program Officer – Grant Making & Capacity Support, Nairobi

UHAI EASHRI is looking for a dynamic, result-oriented individual to take up the position of Program Officer – Grant Making & Capacity Support. This position reports directly to the Director of Programs and works with them in the coordination of UHAI EASHRI’s Grant Making and Capacity Support programs.

To apply and for more information: Please click here.

Application deadline: February 14, 2014


Save the Children
Mary's Living & Giving Shop Manager

We are looking for exceptional individual to take on a role of Shop Manager for our Mary's Living & Giving shop in Wandsworth Town. As a Shop Manager you should be a passionate individual who understands fashion retailing, maintain our high standards and will fully embrace Mary’s Living & Giving concept. Above all, you will inspire and empower a team, entrusting the volunteers to run the shop effectively and happily, united in a common goal to raise as much money as possible to save children’s lives. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge and is motivated and passionate to ensure our Mary's Living and Giving shops are generating as much money as possible to save children's lives.

To apply: Please visit their website

Application deadline: February 16, 2014


Save the Children
Humanitarian Medical Adviser - Merlin/Save the Children

This role will strengthen technical advisory support for country programs run by both organizations, particularly in high profile new emergencies, on-going chronic crises and fragile states. The role encompasses support to emergency preparedness and capacity building, through to surge and desk support for new and ongoing health program. Moreover, a key purpose of this role is to facilitate analysis of Save the Children and Merlin country programs in the above countries and offer solutions for their transition to ensure that the resulting joint program forms a basis for optimal growth of the country health portfolio. It is likely that the role holder will focus on a portfolio of only a few countries.

To apply: Please visit their website

Application deadline:February 16, 2014


UNICEF - Humanitarian Affairs Officer/WHS Thematic Coordinator, New York

The UN Secretary-General has requested that OCHA organize the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The Summit will focus on several core themes: 1) Humanitarian effectiveness, 2) Reducing vulnerability and managing risk, 3) Transformation through innovation and 4) How to better serve people in conflict. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer will serve on Theme 3 of the Summit: "Transformation through Innovation." The Officer will analyze and synthesize the work of the Thematic Team, as well as convening and facilitating meetings, in addition to other tasks.

To apply: Please send your P-11/CV to

Application deadline: February 17, 2014


Save the Children
Program Operations Capacity Building Advisor

The post holder will focus on providing support to the improvement of operational delivery in key focus countries, providing them with consistent operational support. This is achieved initially by conducting a full organization capacity assessment for target countries, determining gaps in organizational structure and delivery mechanisms, developing a report and action plan and identifying needs for surge capacity, training and capacity building and emergency preparedness planning support. This is followed by a customized support package implemented over a year, which is maintained with regular follow-up visits.

To apply:Please visit their website

Application deadline:February 23, 2014


Organization of American States
Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression (P5), Washington, D.C.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the principal body of OAS, is putting out a call for applicants for the position of IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. This individual answers to the IACHR, works in Conjunction with the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR, and operates from OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

To apply: Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Emilio Alvarez Icaza, Executive Secretary,

Application deadline: February 20, 2014

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Winrock International - Director of Community Mobilization, South Sudan

Winrock International seeks candidates for the Room to Learn (RtL) South Sudan Director of Community Mobilization. The Director of Community Mobilization will manage the RtL South Sudan project’s community entry and engagement process to support the mobilization of and grant awards to school communities. The Director is responsible for engaging and organizing local school community organizations, and overall management of project activities involving community organizations. This position also calls for technical expertise on participatory approaches and methods for entering and engaging with school communities to support the development of plans that improve access, quality, equity, stability, relevance, and community participation in basic education.

For more information and to apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 21, 2014


Save the Children
Senior Humanitarian Health Adviser

With our new combined Humanitarian Health capacity growing by the day, we are looking to add a key senior adviser role to lead and coordinate guidance and policy development as well innovation initiatives across the Save the Children/Merlin Movement for health systems support in emergencies and protracted crisis contexts.

The role holder will also bring forward new areas for development, while also tracking and fulfilling our thematic strategy priorities and contribute to the design and rollout of Save the Children humanitarian health capacity building initiatives. This position will have responsibility for a budget portfolio of up to 5M GBP and line manage responsibilities. As with all of our humanitarian technical roles this position would be expected to form part of our surge capacity to deploy to the field at short notice in the event of a large scale emergency (up to 3 weeks) to help set up new emergency health programs.

To apply: Please visit their website

Application deadline:February 23, 2014

Relief International

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


Solidarites International -
Bangladesh Program Coordinator, Dhaka

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

Eurasia Group

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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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 Please reference Director – Research within the subject heading of the correspondence.

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


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 or visit their job page.

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


Save the Children - Department of Humanitarian Response Coordinator, Washington D.C.

The Department of Humanitarian Response (DHR) Coordinator manages the daily operational support of DHR. This position plays an important role supporting the team, and is responsible for the daily activities associated with the department’s administration, operational support, facilities, asset inventory, and support for international emergencies to which DHR is responding.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Internship Opportunities

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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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Partners In Health - Summer 2014 Internship Program, Boston

PIH’s summer internship program is an excellent opportunity for a small number of young leaders and innovators to contribute, learn, and grow in their commitment to the movement for global health equity. The program, based in PIH’s Boston office, runs from June 9 to August 1, 2014.

Each intern will complete projects or support a core function of the organization, in collaboration with staff mentors. Examples of past intern projects range from developing campaign materials for grassroots community organizing to working with our Electronic Medical Records team to improve patient data collection.

To apply: Please visit their website

Application deadline: February 14, 2014

Alliance for Justice

Alliance for Justice - Summer Associate 2014, Washington D.C.

The Alliance for Justice is seeking law school student applicants for paid and self-funded positions in the summer of 2014. Summer Associates are expected to work full time (40 hours) over the course of a ten week period. These associates The Alliance's 2014 Summer Associates would work primarily for our Judicial Selection Project and for our Corporate Court campaign, but will also work on a variety of other Access to Justice issues.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript via email to or via mail to Alliance for Justice, Attn: Summer Associate, 11 Dupont Circle NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

Application deadline: February 18, 2014

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Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) - Education & Fragility Internship, New York

The INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility has been contributing to enhanced coordination, information sharing and evidence-based advocacy in the field of education and fragility since its inception in 2008. The current Working Group members – which consist of bilateral donors, UN agencies, academics and NGOs – play a major role in promoting conflict sensitive approaches to be applied in education programs and policies, as well as knowledge generation in various areas through studies and seminars. The Education & Fragility intern will work closely with the Coordinator to ensure effective implementation of the Working Group's activities. Qualified applicants are those participating in ongoing graduate studies in a relevant field.

To apply: Please submit at CV/resume, cover letter, and 3 writing samples to Naoko Arakawa at

Application deadline: February 19, 2014

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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 list of 3 references to Your cover letter should clearly indicate the semester you are available and your internship of interest.

Application deadline: March 15, 2014


Project Istwa
Communications and Event Planning Internship

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

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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.


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


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 our 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 our 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 our work to the attention of Melissa Fobear at

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


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, Indicate in the subject line of the email the dates of the desired internship.

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


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

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


Astraea – Program Intern, New York

Internships are available in our US Program and our 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, 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

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Volunteer Opportunities


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.


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.

Our 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 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 or 0207 012 6997.

Fellowships & Scholarships


2014 Crowley Fellowship in International Human Rights

The Crowley Program in International Human Rights is dedicated to promoting human rights scholarship and advocacy at Fordham Law School and around the world. The Program’s core elements include an annual two-week fact-finding project in another country, a human rights lecture and brown bag series, a summer internship program, and student research projects involving various human rights issues. The students involved in the project participate in course work, independent research, planning and conducting the project, and related follow-up work. Applications may be submitted online to or by mail to Crowley Program in International Human Rights , Fordham University School of Law, 33 West 60th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10023.

For more information: Please visit this page.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


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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Humanity in Action – The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a new transatlantic Humanity in Action program. The Fellowship is an educational program for 24 American and European graduate students about the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity.

In Washington, DC and Paris, the Fellows will explore how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international and national diversity issues. The program’s guiding mission is to increase awareness of the importance of diversity in diplomacy and other international fields and to encourage and sustain the careers of professionals from minority backgrounds in foreign affairs. The 4-week program will take place from May 17 to June 14, 2014.

For more information and to apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

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St. Gallen Symposium – Essay Competition

Take part in the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award to qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

For more information and to apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014


CUNY Institute for Education Policy – Equity Research Fellow

The Research Fellow would engage in original research on educational equity, generate a report that summarizes best practices to ensure equity; run four small and one large event around this subject; create and manage website material dedicated to educational equity; serve as the chief research officer for the Institute's activities (reports, publications, events). This is a one-year position, from February 2014-January 2015.

To apply: Please send resume and materials to Ashley Berner, Deputy Director, CUNY Institute for Education Policy, at Please include two professional references and one academic reference.

Application deadline: February 14, 2014

Institute for Women’s Policy Research – Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. Research activities may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also a component of the fellowship program.

To apply: Applicants should email or mail a cover letter, a resume, a list of relevant classes taken (included with the resume), and a 3-7 page writing sample, all in a single Word or PDF file, specifying they are applying for the MKC Fellowship in the e-mail subject line to Claudia Williams to

Application deadline: February 15, 2014

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Palestine Works Law 2014 Fellowship

Palestine Works' vision is a Palestinian society that can enjoy the improved prospects and economic, social and political benefits of a strong economy, one powered by the development and deployment of Palestinian human capital. Their 2014 class of 20 Law Fellows will support Palestine Works' partner organizations and the Palestinian communities that they serve with over 9,000 hours of free legal work.

To apply: Please register with the Public Service Jobs Directory.

Application deadline: February 15, 2014

Sunday, June 8 – Saturday, June 21
U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its third annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security from Sunday, June 8 – Saturday, June 21, 2014 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program 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


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

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

Call for Papers & Applications


Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact

Described as an exciting forum for scientists, engineers, technologists, field workers and policymakers to discuss current research that will provide a platform to learn about innovations in the field of humanitarian technology and its practical impact.

Technical sessions and technology and policy panels will focus on all aspects of technology, from science to systems, that have a global humanitarian impact. Conference tracks will be presented within an operationally relevant context, drawing as much as possible from real-world experiences in humanitarian operations and logistics, disaster relief, emergency management, disease management, global health initiatives, international development, and other areas.

Humanitarian Technology 2014 Conference Tracks:
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Health and Disease Management, Public Safety and Emergency Management, Emerging Technologies, International Development, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security Water, Energy, Agriculture, Policy, Security, Education. You are invited to submit papers in all areas of humanitarian engineering and technology development. Papers describing academic research as well as fieldwork are encouraged.

For more information: Please visit

Paper Submission: January 31, 2014

Author Notification: February 14, 2014

Publication-Ready Paper Submission: March 1, 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


Humanitarian Innovation Conference
Call for Papers/Panels

The Humanitarian Innovation Conference, held at Keble College next July, aims to provide a platform for discussion and debate between UN agencies, NGOs, academia, and both the public and private centers to further define the agenda for humanitarian innovation.

The Conference welcomes individual paper proposals, full panel proposals, and suggestions for alternative format (e.g. film, debate, demonstration) sessions from academics, policy-makers, and practitioners from across sectors.

For more information and submission instructions: Please click here.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2014

Humanitarian Technology 2014 Conference
Call for Papers

"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. It will take place from May 13 – 15, 2014 in Boston, MA.

Humanitarian Technology 2014 Conference Tracks:

▪ Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
▪ Health and Disease Management
▪ Public Safety and Emergency Management
▪ Emerging Technologies
▪ International Development, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Water, Energy, Agriculture, Policy, Security, Education

Scientists, engineers, field workers and practitioners are invited to register and submit papers. Proceedings to be published in a dedicated journal issue by Elsevier.

For more information: Please visit their website.

Submission deadline for Papers: January 31, 2014


American University Academy on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law - Human Rights Essay Award

Hosted by American University, this annual competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Awardees receive a full scholarship to attend the Program of Advanced Studies of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.

For more information regarding eligibility and submission: Please visit their website.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2014


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
New York, July 2013

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 or
call us at +1 212-636-6294

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