The Humanitarian Newsletter January 27 - February 10, 2014 Increased disasters providing new opportunities for people traffickers By Joe Lowry* Whe


The Humanitarian Newsletter

January 27 - February 10, 2014

Increased disasters providing new
opportunities for people traffickers

By Joe Lowry*

Registration at Tacloban Airport post Typhoon Haiyan

IOM Staffer registering an evacuee at Tacloban Airport post-Typhoon Haiyan

When disasters strike, individuals, communities, governments and aid agencies have a pretty predictable set of responses - once the magnitude of the event has been ascertained we try to save lives, find the missing, treat the injured, and then provide basics like food, water, shelter and healthcare before moving on to restoring essential services, schools, communications, the marketplace and jobs.

Too often, donor support for the sexy, telegenic stuff like food, clothes, nappies, field hospitals and the like takes priority over the more mundane matters of: "How do I care for my family by myself? How do I stop the kids crying/spouse complaining/grandmother getting sick?" In other words, people very quickly move on to thinking about earning money way before the humanitarians have come round with their food and dignity packages.

But not before the traffickers have slithered in.

IOM knows that when a person has lost everything, he or she will take huge risks to provide for the family. For both genders, this can mean following uncertain leads for work, which can - within hours - lead to virtual imprisonment in slave-like factories, building sites, fishing boats and, of course, brothels.

More than two months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central parts of the Philippines, we are concerned about the potential for a sharp rise in human trafficking. The quake in nearby Bohol, conflict in Zamboanga, and last week’s storm make the whole region unstable and make people prone to the massive global trade in human beings, estimated to be worth some $35 billion each year.

IOM works with the Philippine government to respond to an increased risk of human trafficking across six critical areas, focusing on the worst-affected region of Eastern Visayas. As part of its own Migration Crisis Operational Framework and the Philippine government’s efforts in countering human trafficking, IOM is rolling out awareness raising through information and education materials and will hold activities for community representatives and law enforcers, on how to prevent and respond to trafficking in persons in times of emergencies.

“Eastern Visayas is known as a source of women and children for sexual exploitation, and men and boys for labour exploitation. This is primarily due to the high poverty incidence in the region,” noted IOM’s National Project Development Officer Romina Sta. Clara.

“Although we don’t yet have accurate data on human trafficking cases post-Haiyan, there is a strong indication that, robbed of their assets and livelihoods, more people will become victims unless appropriate measures are taken immediately.”

The disaster has exacerbated the risks in an area that, as a gateway to Metro Manila, was a trafficking hotspot even before the typhoon hit. At one stage IOM was registering 5,000 people leaving the affected areas on a daily basis. The Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recorded 28 cases of human trafficking in Eastern Visayas from the first half of 2013, with 13 of those taking place Tacloban – before the storm.

*Joe Lowry is a Senior Media and Communications Officer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), an Alumnus of IDHA 12, and a Tutor of IDHA 14.

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Road to Recovery: Post-Typhoon aid in the Philippines - IOM

New York Events


Wednesday, January 22 - Sunday, February 2
The GIFT Box Project to Create Awareness and Actions to Stop Human Trafficking

The Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons, along with STOP THE TRAFFIK and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, are pleased to introduce the GIFT Box Project, an interactive exhibit that will educate about and inspire action from public, private, media, and government sectors against human trafficking. In light of the Super Bowl, which has the reputation of being the United States' most highly trafficked incident, the GIFT Box Project will feature over 150 volunteers who will speak with visitors about issues of trafficking and collecting signatures for a petition against trafficking. The GIFT Box is a unique way to raise awareness about human trafficking: the large, walk-in street sculpture invites you inside with promises and offers, but once you are inside you are presented with a different reality. At the GIFT Box, trained volunteers will be distributing informational materials and will offer victim support.

Location: Broadway & 17th Street, Union Square, New York, NY 10003


Tuesday, January 28, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect—known as R2P—refers to the obligation of states toward their populations and toward all populations at risk of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes. If a state is manifestly failing to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take appropriate collective action. Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, will discuss R2P in the context of Syria, where people continue to face mass atrocity crimes committed by state security forces, affiliated militias, and armed opposition groups.

For more information: Please contact Brian Tronic at

Location: Fordham Law School, Room 302, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023


Tuesday, January 28, 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
Labor Trafficking Panel

Join us for an informative look into labor trafficking—the slavery that produces the goods and provides the services we use. Hear from national legal experts on human trafficking, an anti-trafficking organizer, and a former trafficked worker. Lunch will be available.

Location: Fordham Law School, Room 211, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023

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Wednesday, January 29, 6:30 PM
A Tribute to Nelson Mandela - Advocate Tembile Joyini, Legal Advisor to the Mission of South Africa to the United Nations

A hero has passed. Nelson Mandela was the father of South African democracy, which he created by leading the struggle for justice with fortitude and a commitment to equal rights for all. During his presidency, the South African Constitution, one of the most progressive documents of its kind, was adopted, as were other laws protecting fundamental rights. This program seeks to both honor Madiba’s accomplishments, and also reflect on the legacy of his achievements now that his successors govern. Experts on economics, business and human rights will join the discussion to consider how Mandela’s hopes for a “Rainbow Nation” have been realized.

For more information: Please refer to this flyer.

Please RSVP to:

Location: House of the Bar Association. 42 West 44th St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York, NY 10036


Thursday, January 30, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Film Screening: Hannah Arendt

Followed by discussion with director Margarethe von Trotta; co-author Pam Katz; actress Barbara Sukowa; and Jerome Kohn, Director of the Hannah Arendt Center at the New School for Social Research.

Location: 63 Fifth Avenue, John L. Tishman Auditorium (U100), University Center, New York, NY 10003


Thursday, January 30, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry

Remarks by Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the UN, followed by a panel discussion with Jonathan Fanton, Emeritus board member and former chair of Human Rights Watch and former president of The New School; George Rupp, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee; and Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations.

Location: 63 Fifth Avenue John L. Tishman Auditorium (U100), University Center, New York, NY 10003


Thursday, January 30, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Q&A with Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (DPI)

A Q&A with Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal. Since 2012, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal has served as the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

Please note that in order to RSVP to this event, you must be a student, staff or faculty member of Fordham University.

Please RSVP to: Ms. Kelly Roberts at In the email subject, please write "Jan 30th UN briefing RSVP." More specific details regarding the exact location will be given upon RSVP.

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017


Thursday, January 30,
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

IMPACT - Leadership 21 Panel Discussion: Emerging Leaders and the Future of Global Leadership

Join us for a free panel discussion with accomplished leaders on the role of rising leaders in shaping the future of global leadership.

For more information: Please contact Martina Urbankova at with any questions.

To register: Please click here.

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017


Saturday, February 1, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Advancing International Unity: An Evening Honoring Inspiration, Advocacy and Change

Join us for our annual benefit, “Advancing International Unity: An Evening Honoring Inspiration, Advocacy and Change,” on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The event will provide an opportunity for guests to engage in an evening of international festivities while highlighting the importance of inspiring others to create change and progress across the globe.

For more information and tickets: Please visit their website.

Location: The DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018


Monday, February 3, 6:00 PM– 7:30 PM
“Legal Challenges and Strategies for Combatting Sexual Violence against Children”—A Discussion with the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

Sexual violence against children has been a globally documented and widespread problem for many centuries. The modern phenomenon of child pornography cannot be regarded as separate from other forms of sexual violence against children; it involves perpetrators and victims and constitutes sexual abuse through images. This problem—and the unique legal challenges it poses—is part of the mandate of the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children. In this lecture, the Rapporteur will provide a brief overview of the legal instruments that can be used to protect children against sexual violence, focusing on the evolution of child pornography as a crime, internationally, in the US, and in the Netherlands, as well as the legal frameworks that have been developed to fight this crime and protect children in the broadest sense.

Please RSVP to: Audrey Watne: by January 31st. Valid ID and RSVP are required for admission. The event will be followed by a brief reception.

Location: Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, Room 206, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012


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


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

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

International Events


Wednesday, January 29
Launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 - Teaching & Learning: Achieving Quality for All

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows that a lack of attention to education quality and a failure to reach the marginalized have contributed to a learning crisis that needs urgent attention. Worldwide, 250 million children – many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds – are not learning the basics. This event aims to describe how policy-makers can support and sustain a quality education system for all children, regardless of background, by providing the best teachers. The report also documents global progress in achieving education goals and identifies hindering factors to advances in education.

For more information & to RSVP: Please contact Salma Zulfiqar at Please note that space is limited for this event.

Location: Africa Hall in UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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
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.

If you have questions about meeting logistics, registration fees and financial support, please visit Annual Meeting 2014: FAQs._
For other inquiries, please contact alnap@alnap.org_.

To register: Please click here.

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Tuesday, March 12 – Wednesday, March 13
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, Bangladesh

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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: San Antonio, Texas

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


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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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

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 .

Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Registration deadline: March 31, 2014.

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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 or call +41 71 227 20 20.

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


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, Cambridge, Boston

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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 or email

Location: Brussels, Belgium


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


June 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


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


Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 – 3:30 PM (GMT)
Can disasters become an opportunity? Building back better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti

Can disasters become an opportunity for bringing about transformative change? This event will launch a new Humanitarian Policy Group paper ‘Disaster as Opportunity? Building Back Better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti’. It seeks to contribute to the resilience debate through an examination of what ‘build back better’ meant in three disaster responses, the Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake in Haiti.

To register: Please visit their website.

Location: Overseas Development Institute (203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ) or streamed online here.


Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)
Webinar: Life in the Field: Careers in humanitarian response

What is it like managing a 24,000 person IDP camp in Darfur? What does researching the lives of former child soldiers in West Africa entail? What are the professional challenges that go along with working in post-tsunami Sri Lanka and Indonesia and after the Haiti earthquake? What kind of toll does this profession take on your personal life?

This webinar will feature IIHA Humanitarian Consultant, Jessica Alexander, who will discuss her experience working in the field and at headquarters for humanitarian organizations over the past 15 years. She will be debunking some of the myths that people have about humanitarian aid, the people who work in this career and the jobs that they do. She'll also be referencing her book: Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid.

For more information and to register: Please visit this website.

Job Opportunities

Equality Now

Equality Now - FGM East Africa Regional Communications & Advocacy Coordinator, Nairobi

Experienced FGM Regional Communications and Advocacy Coordinator sought for an international human rights organisation working for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi reporting to the Media Relations Manager and working closely with the FGM Programme Manager and the FGM thematic team. The Regional Communications and Advocacy Coordinator will provide both leadership and support to advance the goals and implement the strategic vision of the ‘Global Ending FGM/C Secretariat’, described below.

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to with the subject line “FGM Regional Communications and Advocacy Coordinator.”

Application deadline: January 28, 2014


Trocaire Philippines Program – Partner Liaison & Support Officer, Maynooth

In response to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan, Trócaire has established a large-scale response with a variety of partners working in the affected areas. As the response and recovery work required is significant, Trócaire is committed to supporting partners in the recovery effort. Based in Ireland, the incumbent will work at Trócaire headquarters in Maynooth with regular travel to the Philippines.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: January 29, 2014


Save the Children UK – Response Team Education Advisor, London

Save the Children UK is currently looking for professionals with experience in Education in emergencies to join our global Response Team. The position requires experience in first phase emergencies and the ability to be innovative, effective and consistent in challenging environments.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: January 29, 2014


Concern Worldwide – National Education Coordinator, Sierra Leone

To lead the strategic development, financial management and implementation of the projects of the education programme, ensuring links between Concern projects and at local, district and national level. This involves the direct management of the two education programme managers, as well as supporting their management of the wider education team and ensuring that robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) information is used to inform quality programming.

To apply: Please visit their website. All CVs should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Application deadline: January 29, 2014


Center for Disaster Philanthropy – Disaster Management Analyst, Washington, D.C.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) seeks a Disaster Management Analyst to serve on the organization’s program team. The person in this position will be charged with daily monitoring and tracking of domestic and international disasters, liaising with global relief and development organizations, and writing content extensively for the CDP website and other media, such as newsletters and partner communications, about the status of disaster relief and recovery activities.

To apply: Candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

Application deadline: January 30, 2014


Save the Children -
Awards Administration Support Officer, London

Reporting into the Awards Admin & Control manager, this opportunity is fixed term until 30 September 2014. The role supports Save the Children’s work by ensuring that expenditure is correctly attributed to ‘awards’ (grants and contracts given by various donors). You will drive and improve controls and process improvements and engage the business across our awards cycle.

To apply: Please apply here.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

Equality Now

Equality Now – FGM Program Manager, Nairobi

Experienced Program Manager sought for an international human rights organization working for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide, to manage and coordinate work to end female genital mutilation (FGM), one of the organization’s program areas. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, reporting to the Nairobi Office Director (and in the future to the Director of Program Operations) and requiring close collaboration with Nairobi, London, and New York office directors, program officers, and communications and development staff. The FGM Program Manager will provide both leadership and support to advance the goals and implement the strategic vision of Equality Now’s anti-FGM work.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to “The Search Committee” at by Friday, January 31, with the subject line “FGM Program Manager.”

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


Save the Children – Humanitarian Education Trainee Entry Level, London

Save the Children is currently looking for talented people committed to long-term service in the humanitarian sector in education, who can demonstrate outstanding people skills and the motivation to develop excellent technical knowledge. This is an entry level program and we are looking for people with very limited or no experience in an NGO but who have substantial experience in education.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


World Food Program -
REACH Program Officer P4, Rome

The World Food Program, as host of the REACH Secretariat, is recruiting a qualified individual for the position of Program Officer at P4 level. The Program Officer will be based in the Rome WFP Headquarters focusing on particular counties with approximately 50% of time dedicated to missions to countries. The candidate will provide support up to 10 REACH countries (most of them French speaking) in close liaison with REACH Coordinator and Technical analytical team.

To apply and for more information: Please click here.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


Social Science Research Council - Program Associate (Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific), New York

The Social Science Research Council, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship, seeks a Program Associate for the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), with a focus on the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific.CPPF works to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations system for peacebuilding and the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict by providing UN decision makers with access to expert analysis from international academics, practitioners, and others outside the UN system. The precise responsibilities of the Program Associate may vary depending on the skill set of the candidate but will involve supporting all aspects of program activity.

To apply: For further information or to apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: (Please include “CPPF PA” in the subject field.)

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


Save the Children - Head of Retail (Mary's Living & Giving Shops), London

Mary’s Living & Giving is a dynamic, soulful brand and we are looking for an experienced leader to harness the energy we have created and help us save as many children’s lives as we can. We are looking for and dedicated and inspiring manager to:
• Support and articulate Save the Children’s cause, and the Community Giving Vision, Purpose and Principles.
• Develop new ways to monetise the brand within Save the Children’s retail strategy.
• Support rapid expansion of the shops.
• Maximise the financial contribution and impact of the Mary’s Living and Giving brand for Save the Children.
• Manage the day to day relationship with Mary Portas and the Portas agency

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


World Food Program –
REACH Country Facilitator Roster, Various Locations

The World Food Program, as host of the REACH Secretariat is developing a roster of qualified individuals for the position of REACH Facilitators (consultants and/or fixed term staff at P4 level or equivalent). The REACH Facilitator will be based in government and will oversee the country-specific REACH engagement, liaise with multiple stakeholders across the multi-sectoral nutrition landscape and develop capacity through the overall REACH implementation process. The Facilitator will work in a team of other experts based on the country needs and REACH model adopted.

To apply and for more information: Please click here.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


The Center for Reproductive Rights- Senior Attorney For Judicial Strategy,
New York

The Center for Reproductive Rights (the “Center”), a global human rights organization founded in 1992 with expertise in constitutional and international law, seeks a Senior Attorney for Judicial Strategy for the U.S. Legal Program, to be based in its New York City headquarters. This new position will play a major role in the Center’s aggressive campaign to restore robust constitutional and legal protection for reproductive rights throughout the U.S. The Senior Attorney for Judicial Strategy will join the team of an innovative and cutting-edge organization committed to promoting the equality, reproductive health, and self-determination of women throughout the world.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references (email preferred) to: Please indicate “Senior Attorney for Judicial Strategy”, [your last name] and Code 222” in the subject line.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


IESC's ABADE Program - Grants Manager, Kabul, Afghanistan

The Grants Manager will oversee the approval and disbursement of sub-grants to new and existing enterprises with good prospects for growth and employment. This includes conducting due diligence on prospective grantees; administration of the grant portfolio, ensuring compliance with grant conditions and U.S. Government regulations; and other activities that will enhance the success of this program.

To apply: Please send CV that clearly shows you meet the required skills/experience of the position and include a list of contacts (minimum 3) for references to with “Grant Manager - Afghanistan” in the subject line.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014


Save the Children - Senior Advocacy Adviser (Multilateral Institutions), London

The purpose of the Senior Advocacy Adviser (Multilateral Institutions) is to develop and implement advocacy strategies to influence key UN agencies (on the Post 2015 agenda, child survival and other Save the Children priority development and humanitarian issues), G20 countries and the International Financial Institutions, especially the World Bank.
The post holder will undertake policy analysis aimed at strengthening Save the Children UK's understanding of, and ability to influence relevant policies and practices.

To apply: Please visit their website at

Application deadline: February 2, 2014


Save the Children -
Regional Education Adviser (East and Southern Africa), Various Locations

The Regional Advisor supports country education teams in East and Southern Africa to design and deliver high-quality education programs, on behalf of SCUK, that increase access to quality, inclusive education for children affected by conflict, disaster, poverty and discrimination. The Regional Advisor is a credible and authoritative voice in discussions about regional policy, situation analyses and response, and provides technical support in programme development, fundraising, quality assurance, advocacy, recruitment, capacity-building, knowledge management and networking for education in the region at a distance and through regular country visits. The Regional Advisor works closely with the education team in country offices, the SCI East Africa and Southern Africa Regional Offices in Kenya and South Africa (including technical advisors for other Save the Children members), the London-based Education Team and other stakeholders in the London office of SCUK and SCI.

To apply: Please apply online at

Application deadline: February 2, 2014


Save the Children UK - Senior Education Advisor, London

Save the Children International has established thematic ‘Global Initiatives’ to support work in priority themes, including an Education Global Initiative. 'The Education Global Initiative provides the framework for our education programmes, policy and advocacy work across all Save the Children national members and country offices. The Education Global Initiative coordinates networking and collaboration to promote breakthroughs in literacy, ECCD, education in emergencies and conflict, and education for youth empowerment, to which this post will contribute. The Education Global Initiative has two principal areas of focus – breakthroughs: literacy and education in emergencies (EiE).

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 3, 2014


Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack – Program and Communications Officer, New York

The Program and Communications Officer, under the supervision of the Director, will contribute to the implementation and development of GCPEA’s four main initiatives: strengthening monitoring and reporting of attacks on education; developing norms and accountability mechanisms related to these attacks; addressing attacks on higher education; and promoting field programs and policies to prevent and respond to attacks. Each initiative has a working group that develops and implements a work-plan to achieve the goals of the initiative. Each working group consists of representatives from a number of GCPEA member organizations.

To apply and for more information: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 4, 2014


Open Society Foundations -
Program Officer, New York

The Open Society Public Health Program (PHP) seeks a full-time program officer in its New York office to work jointly with the Law and Health Initiative (LAHI) and the International Harm Reduction Program (IHRD). PHP aims to promote health policies based on scientific evidence, social inclusion, human rights, and justice. Broadly, the program works with civil society organizations within two fields: promoting the participation of socially marginalized groups in public health policy and fostering greater government accountability and transparency through civil society monitoring efforts. Program areas focus on addressing the human rights and health needs of marginalized groups, facilitating citizen access to health information, and advocating for a strong civil society role in public health policy and practice.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Include job code in subject line: PO-PHP.

Application deadline: February 7, 2014


Development Initiatives - Senior Humanitarian Advisor

We are now seeking someone with humanitarian experience and vision, as well as flair for analysis and communication. In the role of Senior Humanitarian Advisor, they will play a key role in a new phase of GHA’s work. The post-holder will drive forward new areas of research on needs, risk and vulnerability. They will catalyze and convene new networks in this area, representing the organization and reaching out to key international actors both within and beyond the humanitarian sector. They will also contribute to our core products, including the GHA Report and crisis briefings, used and cited by humanitarian practitioners and policy-makers across the world.

To apply: Please submit CV (no more than 3 pages) and covering letter which should detail your skills and evidence of experience and how it relates to the job description, to: Janet Reilly (HR Business Partner) at, quoting ref: ‘SHA’ in the email subject. Your letter should also include salary expectations, notice period and where you saw the job. Please also send two samples of your written work (preferably published), these can be sent as attachments or hyperlinks.

Application deadline: February 9, 2014


United Nations Foundation: Innovation Planning Consultant, New York

The Innovation Planning Consultant will advise the UN Foundation on the creation of a platform that helps the UN to implement groundbreaking innovations that enable scalable and sustainable development solutions to underserved communities living in countries in transition. This will require the ability to raise investment and grant funding for the piloting and roll out of solutions meeting the criteria for a potential innovation. The Consultant will also advise senior leadership on how to weave an innovation thread through the day to day work at the UN Foundation.

The Consultant provides support to the Resident Entrepreneur and Vice President for UN Relations, carries out activities related to the work of the emerging innovation platform, and is responsible for contributing to the success of integrating new innovation into the work of the UN and UN Foundation.

To apply: Apply online at

Application deadline: February 9, 2014


International Rescue Committee -
Senior Women’s Protection And Empowerment (WPE) Manager,
South Sudan

The Senior Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager is responsible for the supervision of three expatriate WPE Managers and one national WPE Manager. She/he will oversee and provide direction to the gender-based violence (GBV) programs in a few targeted states across South Sudan. The Senior WPE Manager will work with the WPE Coordinator to manage recent and upcoming WPE program growth.

To apply: Please visit their website.

Application deadline: February 10, 2014


Save the Children -Regional Portfolio Officer (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia), London

The purpose of the Regional Portfolio Officer – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia is to: work in conjunction with the Senior Portfolio Manager and Country Offices; lead on the timely creation of proposals, contracts and reports in support of quality delivery of the end to end grant cycle; contribute to the development of new business practices and tools to streamline processes and improve quality and efficiency of work and to contribute to verification of grant data accuracy / completeness as required for overall management and monitoring. As part of Regional Portfolio team the post holder will support in creating and delivering SCUK’s programme portfolio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia (Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan); ensuring our work is aligned with our strategic breakthrough goals, is of high quality and is financially sustainable.

To apply: Please apply online at their website.

Application deadline: February 10, 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


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

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


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

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.


United Nations Foundation - Senior Communications Officer, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, Washington, D.C.

Working with members of the MAMA team, the UN Foundation’s Public Affairs and Partnership Development Teams, and MAMA’s global partners, the Senior Communications Officer for MAMA will develop and implement the overarching, strategic domestic and international communications and marketing plans that support the accomplishment of MAMA’s programmatic and financial objectives.

This intellectually challenging position requires a professional who is able to listen critically, think and act creatively, strategically and nimbly. A key function of the Sr. Communications Officer will be to skillfully balance the input and requirements of each global partner in order to efficiently meet deadlines while meeting the needs of the partnership.

To apply and for more information: 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.


United Nations Foundation -
Deputy Director at Shot@Life, Washington, D.C.

The Deputy Director, Shot@Life provides key operational and programmatic leadership to the Shot@Life campaign; manages staff and initiatives; oversees execution of partnerships and communications; helps review and oversee grants and budgets; and helps operationalize activities related to the campaign in collaboration with the Director, Shot@Life and other UN Foundation staff.

To apply and for more information: Please click here.

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


United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) - Energy Reform Communications Specialist, Nairobi

UNMAS is seeking a strong candidate for Nairobi based position. Responsibilities include working with Senior Communications Advisor to coordinate the design and delivery of communications strategy as well as targeted capacity building for local counterparts and conducting/managing quantitative and qualitative research to determine stakeholder and public understanding and attitudes toward energy-related transactions and policy reform.

To apply: Please contact Alex Maisuradze at as soon as possible.

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.

Internship Opportunities

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The Global Poverty Project – Creative Intern, New York

The Global Poverty Project, producers of the Global Citizen Festival, are looking for new people to join the creative team. The Global Poverty Project is hiring qualified candidates for several positions, including their Graphic Design Internship and Production Internship.

To apply: To apply please send a work sample and a resume to

Application deadline: January 28, 2014


The Center for Reproductive Rights - Global Legal Program 2014 Summer Internship, New York

As an intern with GLP, you will assist members of our legal team with researching and writing reproductive rights-related submissions to United Nations and regional human rights bodies, conducting other general legal and policy research on international law, human rights law, and foreign and comparative law relating to reproductive rights, as well as preparing materials for advocacy in regional and international fora. Our New York summer program also includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events, networking opportunities with other organizations, and other activities.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample and contact information for two references to You must indicate the position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email, as follows: "Global Legal Program Intern, your last name, Code 208."

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

The Women Peace and Security Network Africa - Gender & Security Sector Governance Reform Program Internship, Accra, Ghana

The Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-Africa), a Pan-African Women’s Non-Governmental Organization, based in Accra Ghana, with office in Liberia is seeking for highly motivated intern (s) to support in its Gender and Security Sector/Governance Programme.

To apply: Please send your CV at, a letter of motivation and 2 written references. Kindly put INTERN GENDER AND SSR in the subject line when sending your email.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014


UNAIDS - Spring 2014 Internship, Various Locations

UNAIDS is looking for new Spring 2014 interns. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in graduate studies. Qualified applicants will have excellent communication skills, be able to work in teams, and be willing to become an enthusiastic member of the organization.

For more information and to apply: Please visit the job posting.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014


International Justice Project - Communications/Social Media Internship, New Jersey

The International Justice Project is a non-profit organization focused on advancing human rights through law. They are currently looking for interns to assist with the growth and development of their social media, website, and other communications. Interns will work with senior and other staff to develop priorities for communications, social media, and website strategy.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014


INEE - Communications & Knowledge Management Intern, Home-based

INEE is recruiting an intern to assist with network communications and knowledge management. This is an unpaid position, and the work will be home-based.

To apply: Please submit, by February 3, your resume/CV along with a cover letter to Peter Transburg: as soon as possible. Please include the title of the post as your email subject.

Application deadline: February 3, 2014


American Civil Liberties Union - Women's Rights Project Summer 2014 Legal Internship, New York

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking legal interns for the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City. This is a full-time internship that offers interns the opportunity to work on all aspects of litigation. Interns will conduct legal and policy research, draft memoranda, affidavits, and briefs, and support the preparation of expert and fact witnesses for courtroom testimony, in addition to other tasks.

To apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume, the names and telephone numbers of three references, an unofficial transcript, and a legal writing sample of no more than ten pages in length to

Application deadline: February 8, 2014

Partners in Health

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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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

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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.


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.


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.

Volunteer Opportunities


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

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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


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

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.

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