Job Opportunity: Research Associate, One Earth Future

Essentials
Primary Role:
The primary role of the Research Associate will be to develop an active empirical research program supporting OEFR’s core mission and implementation projects. The Research Associate will be expected to develop novel research projects publishable in policy, popular, and academic outputs and respond to requests to develop applied research projects supporting OEF’s work in maritime security, economic development and conflict, or other areas. The specific research program should fit with and be in support of OEF’s core mission of developing better systems of governance that support peaceful conflict resolution and development. Specific expertise of interest to OEF includes the role of non-state actors in governance, empirical predictors of peace and conflict, the structure and function of transnational governance systems, and the role of business in supporting peace. The Research Associate will be expected to work with other R&D and implementation program staff to develop and conduct research, and to aggressively promote his or her work to the media and policy audiences.

Summary
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop a research agenda to build OEF’s expertise in areas related to our mission of supporting peace through governance.
  • Develop budgets and staffing plans consistent with the overall research agenda and hire and manage staff sufficient to execute the research agenda.
  • Present the results of research to policy figures, academics, and other interested audiences in an accessible way that emphasizes practical lessons that can be drawn from the research and publish research in academic and professional outlets as well as OEF publications.
  • Write materials for popular or non-academic audiences to popularize OEF’s arguments.
  • Work with implementation projects and other departments at OEF to contribute expertise when relevant.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
This role requires a significant level of international research experience in areas related to peace, business, or governance studies. Specific requirements include
  • A PhD in Political Science, Psychology, Management, Sociology, or another relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated expertise and a significant body of published empirical research on topics related to OEF’s mission.
  • A track record of publishing in non-academic outlets is a strong plus.
  • Superb organization skills.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills in English, as secondary language is a strong plus
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Commitment to OEF’s vision (www.oneearthfuture.org)

Reports To:
Director, OEF Research

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and salary requirements and a resume to Daryn Ridenour at jobs@oneearthfuture.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email, only complete applications will be considered.

Location:
This position is located at the OEF central office in Broomfield, CO.

Organization Summary:
OEF is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a vision of developing effective systems of global governance to achieve a world beyond war, leading to our tagline “Peace Through Governance.” OEF focuses on both researching ideas and implementing those ideas in practical international projects. OEF Research, the main research program at OEF, produces actionable empirical research that speaks to how a world without war can be achieved. This work is used to inform the peace-promoting efforts of our implementation programs and external stakeholders. For more information about the work we do around the world, please visit www.oneearthfuture.org and www.oefresearch.org.

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Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow

Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) or Research Fellow (RF) for a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSDG). Working within a multidisciplinary research team the ARF/RF will contribute to the IFPRI’s Malawi Strategy Support Program by conducting research and capacity building activities. The ARF/RF will be expected to lead IFPRI Malawi’s research theme on Strengthening agricultural markets and institutions. S/he will perform various tasks, ranging from analysis of food price and household survey data, designing and implementing tools to monitor price and trade flow data, and modelling of food demand-supply balances and linkages between markets. The ARF/RF will also play a key role in supporting evidence-based policy analysis and communications and contributing to ongoing debates on agricultural trade policy and structured markets in Malawi. This position is based at IFPRI’s Malawi office located in Lilongwe. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: · Conducting microeconomic research through analysis of food prices, household survey data, and secondary agricultural sector statistics using econometric, multi-market modeling and other quantitative techniques. · Maintaining a high level of research output for publication outlets both within IFPRI, and for peer-reviewed journals within the wider scientific community, on topics of close relevance to the work of DSGD and MaSSP. · Regularly communicating research outputs via policy seminars, policy briefs, and peer-reviewed publications to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, policymakers, and government officials. Required Qualifications: · PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field · Demonstrated ability to perform research and modeling at both the micro-and macro-levels with minimal supervision · Capacity to produce quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. · Expertise in the use of Stata, SAS or other statistical software for the analysis of time-series, cross-sectional and panel data · Excellent written and spoken English communication skills · Excellence in written and oral presentations · Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills · Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural work environment Preferred skills: · Knowledge and experience of working in southern African · Knowledge and experience of time series and panel data econometrics · Knowledge and experience of multi-market modeling · Experience in implementing and analyzing rural household surveys · Experience with monitoring of food prices and trader surveys · Knowledge of regional and national agricultural development strategies · Familiarity with the international agricultural development agenda · Proficiency in the national language (Chichewa) of Malawi Read More …

Job Opportunity: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University

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Faculty Positions at O.P. Jindal Global University

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O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit, global university established by the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act 2009, at Soni pat (NCR of Delhi). The vision of JGU is to promote global courses, global programmes, global curriculum, global research, global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty.

JGU invites applications for the positions of: Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, in various disciplines including International Business/Relations, Economics, Psychology, World Literature, Statistics/Mathematics with Economics Background, International & National Security, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Gender & Society. All positions are on full time tenure-track basis.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in the relevant field from an accredited institution; have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly research and have an excellent communication skill in English. Preference will be given to faculty with demonstrated record of publications in high quality peer reviewed journals and who will engage in the design, delivery and assessment of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. JGU considers research an integral part of teaching, and as such JGU, through grants, research centre and other resources. Employment terms are competitive and negotiable depending on career progress and track record.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae with two references to hr@jgu.edu.in

For more information, please visit www.jgu.edu.in

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Sr. Research Assistant/ Research Analyst

Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst for its New Delhi Office (NDO). The successful candidate will coordinate, monitor and evaluate research programs. The position will be based in New Delhi, India. The successful candidate will report to the director-South Asia. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in India. Final position title will be based on experience. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: • Collect and analyze primary and secondary data in the study locations/countries • Develop survey instrument, organize training programs and supervise data collection • Prepare draft reports/papers based on the data analysis • Assist in organizing workshops in study locations/countries and prepare draft reports • Other relevant duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics/Environment Economics, Sustainable Development, Statistics, Agricultural Statistics or a very closely related field plus two years of relevant professional experience or Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environment Economics,Sustainable Development, Statistics, Agricultural Statistics, or a very closely related field. • At the Research Analyst level, a minimum of 3 years’ relevant post-Masters experience is required. • Skills in quantitative research methods and data analysis. • Experience of using STATA software for data analysis. • Fluency in written and spoken English. • Excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to work independently and with colleagues from diverse culture. • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines Preferred Qualifications: • Strong background in econometrics, climate change economics and natural resource management. • Experience in handling large agricultural and household survey data from developing countries. Read More …

Vacancy – 2 PhD Researchers on EU-India Relations

Essentials
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, The Institute for International Law, MoSa and Leuven India Focus are looking for two dynamic and motivated full-time doctoral researchers, one in International Law and one in Contemporary History, to pursue a PhD on EU-India relations in the context of a new ambitious European Union Horizon 2020 research project on ‘Explaining Global India’.

Vacancy Doctoral Researcher Public International Law, please click here.

Vacancy Doctoral Researcher Contemporary History of India and EU-India Relations, please click here.

Visit the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies website

Deadline for Application is 7 May 2017 (5pm CET).

Summary
The GLOBAL INDIA ETN will deliver a world-class multi-sectoral doctoral training programme focused on India’s emergence as a global and regional power, and its relationship with the EU. The European Training Network is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral network bringing together six leading European universities, with six leading Indian universities, and six non-university partners. The network will train 15 Early Career Researchers, focusing on both academic excellence and professional, transferable, skills. All researchers will spend a semester in an Indian University and have a work placement in one of the non-university partners. In the four years of the programme there will be 10 network events in both Europe and India. The research topics are grouped around four themes: (1) Indian democracy and social inequality, (2) External economic relations and trade, (3) External relations – foreign and security policy and (4) India and global environmental politics. The academic partners involved in the project are: Barcelona Institute of International Studies Barcelona (IBEI), Dublin City University Dublin, King’s College London, University of Leuven, University of Heidelberg, University of Warsaw, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Calcutta University, Jamia Millia, Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mumbai University and Jadavpur University.

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GIS Coordinator I

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to recruit a skilled GIS Coordinator to work on spatial analysis to support strategic, policy-focused research across a range of geographic scales from sub-national through to global. Current regional foci are Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but global perspectives on challenges and opportunities for poverty and hunger alleviation in developing countries pervade much of the work of this program. The success of the research program will depend, in part, on its ability to develop and maintain large, integrated sets of spatial and tabular data linked to a range of biophysical (e.g. hydrological, crop growth, land degradation and land use) and economic models. Thematically, data and analyses will encompass spatial dimensions of climate and climate change, soils, agricultural production systems, ecosystem services, economic activity, market access, and multiple dimensions of human well-being. The ability to bridge gaps between different scales, methods, and disciplinary perspectives is central to the work of the program. This is one-year, fixed term, and is renewable depending on performance and funding. This is position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. might involve travel to the countries in which IFPRI carries out its research. Essential Duties: The successful candidate will perform the following duties: 1. Document, catalogue, and manage a very large and growing collection of national, regional and global spatial data sets. 2. Familiar with remote sensing applications and modelling, in particular on cropland, grassland and forestry. 3. Write database, object-oriented or procedural language code to perform specialized analytical functions related to biophysical and economic applications of large datasets. 4. Articulate and implement the spatial (primarily raster-based) analysis tasks required to achieve GIS related technical outputs, e.g, reclassification, reprojection, multi-criteria model building, network analysis 5. Together with IT (including WWW) specialists in IFPRI and the CGIAR contribute to the design and implementation a capacity to share spatial data, analytical tools and analytical results through both the intranet and the internet. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Engineering, Geography, Natural resource economics or related field. A minimum of 3 years of relevant post-Masters work experience is required. Proficient in scientific programming language such as C++ or Fortran, python or Java. Familiarity with data management, processing, and analysis. Significant experience using major GIS software such as ArcGIS or GRASS. Significant experience in statistical software such as Stata, SPPS, R, etc. and experience in managing and manipulating large household survey and spatial databases. Fluency in oral and written English. Excellent writing and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and effectively with colleagues from diverse cultures Good interpersonal skills. Preferred Qualifications : Sound knowledge of international agricultural policy, economic development, and natural resources. Previous experience working on international development issues and/or extensive knowledge of relevant development issues within an academic context. Read More …

Postdoctoral Fellow – Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific

Essentials

  • The John Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow is a research intensive position aimed at the next generation of leading scholars in International Relations. The position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to focus on the publication of a book manuscript, and associated peer-reviewed articles, with leading presses/journals.
  • 2 years Fixed Term
    • An exciting opportunity to develop your research profile
    • Develop your research, publication and teaching skills
    • Work alongside discipline-leading academics
  • Application deadline: 26 March 2017
  • ANU College of Asia and the Pacific website
  • Job description website
  • Enquiries: Dr. Mathew Davies mathew.davies@anu.edu.au

Summary
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The John Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow is a research intensive position aimed at the next generation of leading scholars in International Relations. The position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to focus on the publication of a book manuscript, and associated peer-reviewed articles, with leading presses/journals. In addition to undertaking independent research the successful applicant will deliver one course a year, on their ongoing book-project, into our world renowned masters program, providing the appointee with the demonstrable teaching experience necessary to build their career. Across research and teaching the successful appointee will be provided formal and informal mentorship from department staff, led by the Head of Department, to facilitate their building of a world-class academic profile.

The Department of International Relations, Australia’s oldest, has an unparalleled heritage not only for studying global affairs but advancing our understanding of them. Today we remain true to the vision of our founders – to provide Australia with world-class research and to communicate that research to a wide audience. Today those who work in the department are animated by four key concerns: Advancing our understanding of the key theories and concepts of disciplinary International Relations; Doing justice to the stories of the many peoples and states of the Asia-Pacific region; Ensuring that these stories are developed into a conversation with global political trends; And making sure that the relationship between the regional and the global is used to build and renew the conceptual and theoretical tools that characterise the discipline.

We welcome applications from any field of International Relations, although we are particularly interested in candidates who complement existing departmental strengths.

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Research Coordinator I

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified Research Coordinator I for the West and Central Africa Office for a two-year, fixed-term appointment. This position will be based in Dakar, Senegal. The successful candidate will work on a broad range of topics in international food security policy, reporting to the Program Leader and supporting the work and reach of the Montpellier Malabo Panel. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Program Leader, other Researchers, as well as with the two co-chairs of the Panel and the Senior Adviser to develop high quality policy reports and technical briefs. The Montpellier Malabo Panel is a group of African and European experts in the area of food security and agricultural development. Over the past years the Panel had worked to disseminate its findings publicly and in particular to convey its messages and recommendations to European and African decision makers through high-level dialogue events, meetings with policymakers, and media outreach. The Panel is now entering a new phase and will expand its reach in Africa to enhance its bridging and guidance role in direction of high level policy makers on both sides. During the next five-year period, the Panel plans to deepen its interactions with African policymakers and other agenda setting stakeholders, working in particular in conjunction with ongoing Africa-wide efforts, to inform and organize high level dialogue around key current and future strategic issues around agricultural transformation, growth, and food and nutrition security, based on sound evidence. The coordination and management of the Panel is based out of Dakar, Senegal, where it is hosted by the West and Central Africa Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The Panel’s operations are supported, alongside IFPRI, by the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn (ZEF) in Germany and Imperial College London in the UK. Essential Duties: In collaboration with the other research assistants and the Program Leader; In collaboration with other research staff, carry out policy-oriented research and write policy-oriented research papers and reports; Support the dissemination and publication of research results including shorter briefing papers and presentations and blogs on policy-related issues; Help to ensure that the team and the Panel remains abreast of and responsive to continental and international developments and changes in policy-making; Help to maximize the external impact and visibility of the Panel Provide technical support to the team and in collaboration with the other researchers Writes and edits reports, papers, policy briefs, and journal articles. Design presentation and outreach materials Required Qualifications: PhD degree in agriculture economics, international development, public policy, food and nutrition security or a related field. Knowledge and/or experience in applied research and policy analysis Strong analytical skills with the ability to produce high-quality research and research analysis in a timely manner and in a fast-paced environment, including the ability to analyse and research complex ideas and apply appropriate methodologies Experience in drafting reports and briefing papers Experience in writing blogs, also for non-expert audiences Good understanding of international policies on agricultural development, food and nutrition security and climate change Ability to work in English, independently and within a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary matrix team Excellent IT skills, including MS Office, and development of databases Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, members of the Panel and external stakeholders Ability to communicate complex ideas and technical issues to a range of non-technical audiences Excellent presentation skills Fluency in English. Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often under pressure and conflicting deadlines Ability to prioritize Ability to self-learn and keep pace of developments in a complex and fast-moving area Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with international or multi-stakeholder organizations and institutions or governments is a plus Experience in assisting in the preparation of high-level events, conferences and private meetings Experience working on or in Africa or another developing country is desirable Working knowledge of French and any other languages is highly desirable. IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The Institute conducts research, communicates results, optimizes partnerships, and builds capacity to ensure sustainable food production, promote healthy food systems, improve markets and trade, transform agriculture, build resilience, and strengthen institutions and governance. Gender is considered in all of the Institute’s work. IFPRI collaborates with partners around the world, including development implementers, public institutions, the private sector, and farmers’ organizations. IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence. Women and developing country professionals are encouraged to apply. TO APPLY : Go to www.ifpri.org . Click on “Jobs ” and “ Research Positions ” to link you to Position # 17-103 – RESEARCH COORDINATOR/WCAO. Please complete on-line application, including a complete curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest. Also complete section providing 3 references. For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at www.ifpri.org EOE Read More …

Vacancy: Senior Officer Interdisciplinary Research at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Essentials

  • The Academy is now seeking to recruit the
    Senior Officer – Interdisciplinary Research. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge in the field of interdisciplinary research on questions relevant for the discussion and further development of ICL and Human Rights. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in social or political sciences, history or a similarly relevant discipline. Solid knowledge of ICL is strongly desirable.
  • For more information about the job description, please visit the Nuremberg Academy website or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org
  • Applications due 28 February 2017
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Summary
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the Nuremberg Principles and International Criminal Law (ICL). It is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern ICL, and is conceived as a forum and capacity building institution for contemporary issues in the ICL field. The foundation’s activities include training, applied research and consulting services. The Academy was established in November 2014 by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.

The Academy is now seeking to recruit the Senior Officer – Interdisciplinary Research

The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge in the field of interdisciplinary research on questions relevant for the discussion and further development of ICL and Human Rights.

The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in social or political sciences, history or a similarly relevant discipline. Solid knowledge of ICL is strongly desirable.

The Senior Officer will join a small team and will be responsible for the expansion of the Academy’s activities in the field of interdisciplinary research in particular to academic communities in situation and post-conflict countries, especially in the field of social sciences, political sciences and humanities.

Key Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director and/or the Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy, the Senior Officer for Interdisciplinary Research will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Continue the current interdisciplinary research projects of the Academy;
  • Conceptualize, develop and manage new interdisciplinary research projects, including identification of research partners, organization of meetings and conferences, supervision of staff and consultants involved in the projects, development and supervision of scholarship allocation and ensuring the quality of outputs produced;
  • Produce high-quality publications, policy briefs and other outputs for a range of audiences, in particular for practitioners in the field of ICL and/or Human Rights, based on the results of the interdisciplinary research projects;
  • Build and maintain regular contacts within the academic community (with a focus on conflict/post-conflict countries), international courts and rule of law missions, governments and civil society organizations;
  • Act as the focal point for the Academy for interdisciplinary research issues
  • Represent the Academy in international meetings and academic conferences;
  • Carry out other activities as agreed within the Academy or assigned by the Director.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence as a researcher or practitioner in the field of interdisciplinary research.
  • Communication: Excellent oral communication and writing skills in English. Ability to communicate effectively with different target audiences regarding substantive issues.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational and project goals. Builds consensus for project objectives with colleagues.
  • Leadership: Takes intellectual leadership in substantive areas of work and demonstrates good management skills.
  • Judgement/Decision-Making: Identifies critical issues for research relevant to the work of the Academy; develops appropriate research methods and analyses data, drawing policy recommendations in accordance with the objectives of the Academy.

Qualification:

  • Education: Advanced University degree social or political sciences, history or a similarly relevant discipline. Solid knowledge of ICL is strongly desirable.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of experience in development of research, in particular interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research at an academic, non-governmental or research institution. Up to two years research towards a PhD can be recognized as relevant experience.
  • Research or practical work experience in developing, transition or post-conflict countries and/or in international institutions.
  • Good knowledge of research methods and their application in multidisciplinary projects. Experience in programming and fundraising including management, supervision and reporting of projects will be considered as an asset (please indicate the volume of the projects managed by you in terms of budget, time and number of persons involved).
  • Proven academic and project writing skills, including publications in the field of social sciences, law or a similarly relevant discipline (please add a list of publications).
  • Languages: Fluency in English with proven writing and editing skills; a good knowledge of French (written and spoken) would be a strong asset, the ability to work in German or in another UN languages would be an advantage.

The Academy promotes equality of opportunity. We offer an indefinite appointment at level E 15 of the Collective Agreement applicable to the German Public Service. The contract will include 6 month probationary period. The appointment is foreseen to start on 1 October 2016.

For further information please go to http://www.nurembergacademy.org or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org.

Please apply incl. motivation letter, CV and three references to admin@nurembergacademy.org
before 28 February 2017.

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JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships at UNU-IAS and UNU-CPR


Essentials

  • Jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) and UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR, Tokyo), in co-operation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. UNU acts as the nominating authority for the JSPS–UNU Programme. This fellowship is aimed at candidates who have completed their doctoral degrees in the past six years and also have professional and/or research experience. UNU will assist in securing acceptance from host researchers for short-listed candidates.
  • Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (received on or after 2 April 2011) when the fellowship begins, or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins. Japanese nationals are not eligible.
  • Applications are due 28 February 2017
  • Visit the UNU-IAS website
  • Visit the UNU-CPR website

Summary
The UNU Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) are now accepting applications for the JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships to the following research projects/programmes:

    The closing date for applications is 28 February 2017.

    Jointly organized by UNU and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship programme provides promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of UNU-IAS and UNU-CPR.

    JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for a period of 24 months beginning in September 2017. Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree on or after 2 April 2011, and candidates’ research proposals for the Fellowships should relate clearly to one of the research areas of UNU-IAS listed above, and also aim to be policy-relevant.

    Completed online applications for the fellowships must be submitted by 28 February 2017. Applications will only be considered if they are complete and all required documentation has been received.

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      Job Opportunity: Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

      Essentials

      • The School is seeking an accomplished academic leader with relevant discipline and policy expertise, as their new Director. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Director will be responsible for the overall operational management, research and educational leadership of the School, consistent with the strategic plan of the College and School.
      • Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs website
      • Application deadline: 15 February 2017
      • Job description website

      Summary

      The Australian National University (ANU) has an international reputation as a leading university in research, education and policy expertise. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

      The ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs is a world-leading centre for research, education and policy analysis in the international, political, societal, diplomatic and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific. The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities; the Department of International Relations, the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Department of Political and Social Change and the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program.

      The School is seeking an accomplished academic leader with relevant discipline and policy expertise, as their new Director. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Director will be responsible for the overall operational management, research and educational leadership of the School, consistent with the strategic plan of the College and School. This will include international policy outreach and partnership with multiple stakeholders.

      Highly developed communication skills and the capacity to influence effectively should be complemented by the ability to engage across the College to encourage integrative research and teaching frameworks. Excellent people management capability should be combined with effective financial planning skills. The ability to build relationships while engendering a positive culture of collaboration will be essential.

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      Research Fellow/ReSAKSS Coordinator

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS). ReSAKSS is a knowledge brokering platform supporting the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and African Union (AU). It is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) working in collaboration with Africa based CGIAR centers that host 3 ReSAKSS nodes in East and Central Africa (International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya), West Africa (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria), and Southern Africa (International Water Management Institute (IWMI), South Africa). This is a two-year, fixed-term, exempt, renewable appointment based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Coordinating ReSAKSS activities at the continental level and overseeing work of the 3 ReSAKSS nodes in East and Central Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa, including: Managing the production and publication of the Africawide Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) and conducting research on featured topic of the ATOR Leading the tracking, monitoring, and evaluation of CAADP indicators and implementation progress Coordinating efforts to promote mutual accountability through agriculture joint sector reviews Managing technical work to appraise national agriculture and food security investment plans in Africa Conduct research under the strategic analysis component of ReSAKSS Overseeing the establishment and operationalization of country Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support (SAKSS) platforms and in particular the setting up of their analytical networks, governance structures, and eAtlas tools Managing ReSAKSS knowledge management products and in particular the ReSAKSS website, making sure it stays up-to-date Overseeing the preparation of ReSAKSS program work plans, budgets, and donor reports Facilitating the preparation of the ReSAKSS Annual Conference, including preparation of conference materials and proceedings Providing technical leadership and quality control over the work of ReSAKSS nodes and country SAKSS platforms Facilitating ReSAKSS Outreach and Partnerships including: Representing ReSAKSS in selected meetings and forums at the Africa-wide level and regional levels Developing key messages for communicating to different audiences at different levels Initiating and managing partnerships with leading knowledge organizations outside of IFPRI Coordinating collaboration with other knowledge management related projects within IFPRI Maintaining an active policy communications with ReSAKSS’ network of stakeholders , researchers, policy makers, and donors through periodic meetings, workshops/conferences, policy briefs, website, newsletter/blog, and other fora Required Qualifications : PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Development, International Relations or other related field Five or more years of post-PhD research and outreach experience in agricultural policy issues, with internationally recognized publications. Experience in coordinating research and capacity building related to agricultural and food policy including experience working with multiple partners and substantial budgets Demonstrated ability to synthesize results from social science research for the development community, including policy makers, policy advisers, and researchers Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment Ability to interact and communicate with diverse audiences Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as necessary Excellent written and spoken English Preferred Qualifications : Proficiency in French, oral and written Knowledge or familiarity with CAADP and experience working in Africa Familiarity with knowledge management concepts Demonstrated ability to write and edit research-oriented papers and briefs Read More …

      Seven Vacancies for Independent United Nations Experts of the Human Rights Council

      Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

      APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AT THE 34TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (27 February – 24 March 2017)

      NEW: Extension of deadline for applications
      Secretariat note verbale of 15 November 2016: Extension of deadline for applications
      English [WordPDF] – French [WordPDF]

      Call for applications
      Secretariat note verbale of 13 October 2016: Call for applications
      English [WordPDF] – French [WordPDF]

      APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 24 November 2016 (12.00 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

      To apply for the mandates below, (1) complete the online survey and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed by clicking on the mandate in the table below.

      For Working Group appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional groups are eligible. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States at http://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml

      For appointments of EMRIP members from the Arctic, Asia, North America and the Pacific, please see further information here.

      General information about the selection and appointment process

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      Research Associate/Analyst

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Associate to lead a forthcoming project on “Enhancing the impact of policies and rural investments on poverty, food security and employment in the Near East and North Africa”, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the CGIAR Policies, Institutions and Markets Program. This position is a two (2) years, fixed term, renewable appointment based at IFPRI’s Egypt office located in Cairo. Under the supervision of the Egypt Country Program Leader and working in close collaboration with senior researchers in Cairo and Washington DC, the Research Associate will coordinate and supervise research, capacity building and outreach activities. In addition to project management and coordination tasks (50% of time), her/his duties will also involve contributing to cutting edge research, capacity building and the development and dissemination of research products and tools (50% of time). The position involves travel to Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, and potentially other countries. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the Egypt SSP Program Leader, but will be employed directly by IFPRI’s organizational host in Egypt, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA). The employer of record will be ICARDA and employment policies, compensation and benefits of ICARDA will apply to this position. The final position title will be determined based on the candidate’s level of experience. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Egypt. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Actively coordinate and supervise project activities and meetings with all partners, including IFPRI researchers, consultants and national and international institutions. Establish and lead constant, respectful, culturally sensitive, and productive communications during all phases of study implementation, and support decision making process. In collaboration with senior researchers, conduct quantitative research on the impact of agricultural and rural development policies and investments, incl. in refugee hosting communities and countries Co-author papers in top, peer-reviewed journals and IFPRI outlets (books, policy briefs etc.) Represent projects at various occasions, including at conferences and meetings Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or closely related fields At least 5 years of post-Master’s experience in relevant work Demonstrated ability to manage development/agriculture related research projects Experience with writing reports and interactions with international partners Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work Demonstrated experience with quantitative research methods (micro econometrics and/or CGE modeling) Excellent knowledge of STATA and/or GAMS Experience in working with household surveys, agricultural surveys, and other socioeconomic datasets like social accounting matrices Strong team player, self-motivated and ability to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds Willingness to frequently travel to other MENA countries, particularly Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan Excellent communication skills in written and spoken Arabic and English Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the literature and demonstrated research experience in one or more of the following areas: agricultural development, public investments, employment, climate change economics, poverty reduction, and refugees Working experience in one or more of the following countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan Proficiency in French Read More …

      Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant (RA) or a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) for a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment in its Egypt Strategy Support Program (Egypt SSP). The successful candidate will work with senior research staff in big data and spatial data collection, GIS data processing, spatial data and statistical analysis, household survey analysis and other research support activities related to the work of the Egypt SSP (including assisting with literature reviews, drafting reports and research papers, and capacity building and outreach activities). The successful candidate may also be involved in IFPRI Egypt’s outreach and communication activities. The position is based at IFPRI’s Egypt SSP office located in Cairo. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the Egypt SSP Program Leader, but will be employed directly by IFPRI’s organizational host in Egypt, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Area (ICARDA). The employer of record will be ICARDA and employment policies, compensation and benefits of ICARDA will apply to this position. The final position title will be determined based on the candidate’s level of experience. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Egypt. Essential Duties : Specific Duties include but are not limited to: Collect and analyze spatial data, big data, household surveys and country statistics Build and maintain spatial databases, mapping tools and websites Assist in capacity building and outreach activities Conduct literature reviews and synthesis Assist in drafting reports and research papers Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or closely related fields Experience with spatial data processing and ArcGIS Experience with household survey analysis and STATA Excellent analytical mind and drafting skills Interest in data collection and statistical analysis Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken Arabic Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work Ability to work independently and with initiative Willingness to travel within Egypt Familiarity with popular software packages & Internet-based systems Preferred Qualifications : Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or closely related fields Familiarity with the literature on agriculture, rural development and poverty reduction Experience with online mapping software and systems Fluency in French Read More …

      Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to work under Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. This position will be based in Accra, Ghana and reports to the Director of the Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington DC. Grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience. The program has a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agricultural growth, food systems, rural transformation, and poverty reduction in the context of broad economic transformation with attention to labor markets and agroindustry. It is anticipated that about 25 percent of the job will be allocated to policy dialogue/engagement and the other 75 percent to research, capacity-building, and outreach activities related to the country program. The Fellow will participate in or lead research projects, publish peer-reviewed papers/books, draft policy notes/briefs based on research findings, and participate in various conferences, policy advisory forums, and capacity strengthening training programs. Essential Duties: The Fellow/Senior Fellow will be responsible for: a) Conducting research, policy advice, capacity strengthening and policy communications in Ghana on the strategic issues of agricultural and rural transformation and poverty reduction, and b) Support the GSSP leader to coordinate IFPRI’s country strategy program in that country. The Fellow would be responsible for timely completion of research projects, actively publish papers/books, and participate in various conferences, policy advisory forums, and capacity strengthening programs. More specifically, it includes the following responsibilities: • Research and Capacity-Building: Leading or participating in specific empirical research and synthesis on special studies based on identified program of work; organizing or providing support to targeted training programs; and coordinating with Washington-based staff on specific research and training activities that fall within GSSP; • Research Coordination: Assisting the GSSP leader to coordinate research related to the country strategy program with IFPRI research and outreach staff (both local and Washington-based); liaising with donor and government stakeholders; recruiting and managing national collaborators on a need basis; • Policy Communication and Liaison: Maintaining active policy communication with national counterparts through participation in sector coordination forums, policy briefs, and other fora; establishing active links with various national research institutions; and liaising with donors on regular basis. Required Qualifications: • PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, Public Finance or closely related field. • Five or more years of post-PhD research and outreach experience in agricultural and economic policy issues, with internationally recognized publications. • Experience in policy dialogue or in a policy advisor position, and strong team-building, managerial and networking skills. • Demonstrated ability in effective interactions in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary setting with a variety of stakeholders, including government and civil society actors. • Demonstrated ability to publish in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals. • Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, take initiatives to resolve issues and effectively work with minimal supervision. • Demonstrated experience supervising staff. • Knowledge and experience working in Africa. • Ability to work across disciplines and cultures. • Excellent written and spoken English. Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledge of and experience working in Ghana • Experience working with national ministries • Proven record of fundraising success for projects Read More …

      Senior Research Assistant / Research Analyst

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Research Assistant / Research Analyst in the Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division. The selected candidate would conduct research and operational work for both DSG’s Governance team and its Ghana Strategic Support Program (GSSP). The Governance team works on research related to the political economy of agricultural policy processes and public sector institutional reforms that enhance policy effectiveness. GSSP is a research, communication, and capacity-strengthening program to build the capabilities of researchers, administrators, policymakers, and members of civil society in Ghana to develop and implement agricultural and rural development strategies. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. for a one year renewable appointment. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Collection and analysis of primary and secondary data. Conducting high-quality, scholarly literature reviews. Contributing to the writing of research reports, journal articles, policy briefs, and other publications. Frequent travel to Ghana to participate in research, training and outreach activities for GSSP. Other international travel as needed. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, or International Development or a related field. Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Experience conducting economic analysis and familiarity with various statistical software packages, such as STATA. Ability to conduct literature reviews, synthesize research findings and draft policy briefs. Strong English writing and verbal skills. Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach to work, and a team-oriented spirit. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience conducting research in developing countries, especially in Africa. Experience with primary data collection using surveys, structured interviews, archives, and/or focus groups. Ability to engage with policymakers. Strong interest in international and rural development. Read More …

      Internship Opportunity with the United Nations Trust Fund on Human Security Unit in New York

      Essentials

      • The Human Security Unit in New York is pleased to announce an internship opportunity during 2016-2017. Qualified and interested students are encouraged to apply online here.
      • A completed online application is required (with Cover Note and Personal History Profile submitted through INSPIRA). Incomplete applications or resumes/CVs submitted by email or post will not be reviewed.
      • The internship lasts 3 months and can be extended for another 3 months, depending on the needs of the unit and the satisfactory performance of the intern.
      • Interns may not be family members of currently serving United Nations Secretariat Staff.
      • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further consideration.
      • Unfortunately, United Nations interns are not paid
      • United Nations Internship Programme website.
      • Download the announcement

      Summary
      Special Notice
      A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

      The Cover Note must include:
      -Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?);
      -Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?);
      -List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
      -List your top three areas of interest;
      -Explain why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship;
      -Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme (How will this internship support your educational/professional goals and objectives?).

      In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, language and IT-skills, and three references. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, we are unfortunately not in a position to reply or give feedback to each application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

      Org. Setting and Reporting
      The internship is with the Human Security Unit. For more information and case-studies on the Human Security Approach, please consult: http://www.un.org/humansecurity/

      The internship with the Human Security Unit, located in New York, is for a duration of three months. Depending on the needs of the unit and upon satisfactory performance of the intern, there is an possibility for extension for another three months. The total duration of the entire internship period is six months at maximum. Under no circumstances will there be extension beyond six months.

      The internship is UNPAID and fulltime. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the unit to which they are assigned.

      Responsibilities
      The intern will assist the Human Security Unit in undertaking research and developing strategies for the short, medium and long term outreach and resource mobilization, as well as in strengthening communication platforms, particularly social media:
      -Assist in the analysis of ODA funding streams and requirements;
      -Select from scientific literature information relevant to HSU;
      -Support for HSU activities;
      -Assist in preparation of outreach strategies of promotional/advocacy materials for HSU;
      -Develop and maintain up-to-date public information strategy of the HSU;
      -Assist in maintaining HSU’s website;
      -Assist in expanding HSU’s presence on Social Media;
      -Assist staff in supporting the implementation of relevant public events;
      -Maintain an up-to-date list of contact addresses, publication distribution lists.

      Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
      -Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents;
      -Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings;
      -Document, legal and Internet research;
      -Assistance during conferences;
      -Logistics and protocol support for office events;
      -Working on web-presentation;
      -Social Media posts;
      -Evaluation of projects;
      -Compiling statistics (in graphs, pie-charts, etc.);
      -Media analysis;
      -Compiling news headlines from member states;
      -Compiling donor briefings;
      -Speech-writing;
      -Translation support for outreach materials;
      -Support for the production of HSU newsletter;
      -Support for HSU activities;
      -Country/ donor analyses;
      -Report writing.

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      Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) / Research Fellow (RF) for a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD). The successful candidate will join the research team focusing on enhancing the impact of policies and rural investments on poverty, food security and employment in the Middle East and North Africa. As part of the team, she/he will work in close collaboration with IFPRI senior researchers in Cairo and Washington, DC, as well as with local and international partners. Her/his main duties will be to produce cutting edge research and the development and dissemination of research products and tools. The successful candidate will also contribute to the broader research and capacity building agenda of the Egypt office and have the opportunity to develop her/his own research projects that serve the broad research agenda of IFPRI Egypt and IFPRI. This position will be based at IFPRI’s Egypt office located in Cairo and will involve travel to other countries where IFPRI conducts its research, including Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, as well as to IFPRI’s headquarter in Washington, DC. Final grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience. Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. Essential Duties: Specific duties include but not limited to: Conduct innovative research on agricultural and rural transformation, with a particular attention to poverty reduction, food security, and employment using cutting-edge econometric modeling techniques Conduct quantitative research on the impact of agricultural and rural development policies and investments, incl. in refugee hosting communities and countries Publish papers in top, peer-reviewed journals and IFPRI outlets (books, policy briefs etc.) Contribute to the development of a public investment/project impact simulation tool and provide related capacity building to governments and local analysts Lead country case studies and coordinate related research, capacity building and communication activities Represent projects at various occasions, including at conferences and meetings Support the broader IFPRI Egypt research agenda, assist in reporting on program/project activities and help developing new research projects Required Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics or closely related fields Excellent econometric/statistical skills and excellent knowledge of STATA Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques used in microeconomic analysis and panel data analysis Experience in working with/combining different datasets like household surveys, agricultural surveys, and other socioeconomic datasets for innovative statistical and econometric analysis Demonstrated capacity to produce high-quality research for publication in top, peer- reviewed journals Strong team player, self-motivated and ability to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds Willingness to relocate to Egypt and travel to other MENA countries, particularly Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English At the Research Fellow Level: 3+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activities Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams Demonstrated leadership in developing global research programs for policy recommendations ​ Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the literature and demonstrated research experience in one or more of the following areas: agricultural development, public investments, employment, climate change economics, poverty reduction, and refugees Familiarity with social accounting matrices, computable general equilibrium models and related microsimulation tools Familiarity with GAMS Field experience in collecting quantitative project and household data in developing countries Working experience in the Middle East and North Africa region Knowledge of French Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Arabic Read More …

      Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant/IRB Coordinator

      Job Summary: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant to serve as the Internal Review Board (IRB) Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist with the management of IFPRI’s project monitoring and communications responsibilities. This position will be based in the Finance and Administration Office and will report to the chair of IFPRI’s IRB committee. This is a one-year, part-time (approx. 20 hours/week), exempt, fixed term, renewable appointment based at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, D.C. This position is not benefits eligible. The IRB Coordinator will perform a range of research and administrative duties as noted below and will help manage submissions to the IRB at IFPRI, assist with communications with research staff and IRB members, facilitate the implementation of a revised set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and to research topics of importance for IRB members and IFPRI researchers (knowledge management, research ethics, etc.). Essential Duties: Specific duties include but are not limited to: Manage and track submission of IRB protocols, including reviewing protocols for exempt or minimal risk status and reminding PIs of due dates for continuing review. Schedule and coordinate IRB meetings. Handle staff questions about protocol submissions, regulatory requirements, and ethics issues. On-board and train new IRB members. Manage the internal and external communication of IFPRI’s IRB activities and outputs. Usher in new protocols and procedures and assist with the implementation of the IFPRI IRB’s revised Standard Operating Procedures. Assist with implementation of capacity strengthening activities and workshops/seminars/ and conference with respect to ethicsin human subjects research. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Project Management or a related field. At the Senior Research Assistant level, a Master’s degree in Public Health, International Development, Project Management or a related field is required. Extensive knowledge of U.S. and international regulations governing human subjects protections (OHRP guidelines, 45 CFR 46, the Common Rule, The Belmont Report, and the Declaration of Helsinki). Minimum experience of at least 1 year in coordinating IRB operations. Knowledge of research ethics issues in vulnerable populations. Outstanding organizational skills; solid communications skills. Full working knowledge and experience with basic programs such as Excel and MS Word. Preferred Qualifications: Certified IRB Professional (CIP) certification. Firsthand knowledge of international research ethics committees and regulations. Strong English writing skills and experience in handling communications with research team(s). Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time. Self-motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures. Read More …

      Vacancy: Deputy Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

      Essentials

      • The Academy is now seeking to recruit a new Deputy Director to further consolidate its position as a
        partner of choice in its area of competence. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the ICL community – in a governmental organization, a research institution, a public or private foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society. The Deputy Director will assume the responsibility of the Academy’s research coordinator in the field of ICL. The Deputy Director will also carry responsibility for the administrative side of the Academy’s work.
      • For more information about the job description, please visit the Nuremberg Academy website or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org
      • Applications due July 15, 2016
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      Summary
      The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the Nuremberg Principles and international criminal law (ICL). It is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern ICL, and is conceived as a forum and capacity building institution for contemporary issues in the ICL field. The foundation’s activities include training, applied research and consulting services. The Academy was established in November 2014 by means of an Agreement concluded by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.

      The Academy is now seeking to recruit a new Deputy Director to further consolidate its position as a partner of choice in its area of competence. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the ICL community – in a governmental organization, a research institution, a public or private foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society. The Deputy Director will assume the responsibility of the Academy’s research coordinator in the field of ICL. The Deputy Director will also carry responsibility for the administrative side of the Academy’s work.

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
      Under the general supervision of the Director of the Academy, the incumbent will Conceptualize, develop and implement the Academy’s program in the area of ICL;

      Act as the focal point of the Academy for ICL matters;

      Design and manage research programs, including the identification of research partners;

      Organize meetings and conferences with national and international participants including pre- and post-production of documents and other media;

      Supervise staff and consultants involved in the projects; monitor and appraise the quality of their work;

      Ensure the timely delivery of the products and their quality;

      Build and maintain regular contacts within the academic ICL community, the international courts, rule of law missions and governments as well as with public and private donors;

      Produce high-quality publications, policy briefs, reports, presentations and other outputs for a variety of audiences;

      Assist the Director in all administrative matters and contribute to the effective management of the staff and the resources of the Academy.

      QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
      Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A focus on ICL, a proven publication record as well as a PhD is desirable.

      A minimum of five years of relevant progressively responsible professional legal experience incl. project work and applied research. (Please list the projects and the research topics in which you were involved.)

      Experience in advocacy and stakeholder participation, managerial experience highly desirable. (Please state the number of staff directly supervised by you and/or the amount of the annual budgets for which you had direct responsibility.)

      Practical experience in working with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, respect for diversity and sensitivity.

      Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to gain credibility and trust. Proven ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.

      Excellent English drafting and communication skills as well as a demonstrable ability to write to publication standard for a range of different audiences and to edit the work of others; working knowledge of German would be an advantage. Good knowledge of French will be considered as an extra asset.

      FURTHER INFORMATION
      The Academy promotes equality of opportunity. We offer an indefinite appointment at level E 15 of the Collective Agreement applicable to the German Public Service. The contract will include 6 month probationary period. The appointment is foreseen to start on 1 October 2016.

      For further information please go to http://www.nurembergacademy.org or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org.

      Please apply incl. motivation letter, CV and three references to admin@nurembergacademy.org
      before 15 July 2016.

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      Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher International Trade Law

      Essentials

      • The Centre and the Institute are looking for an outstanding junior researcher to conduct research in the area of international economic law and trade law.
      • For more information about the job description, please contact Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters at jan.wouters@ggs.kuleuven.be
      • To apply, send a CV, detailed grading results, cover letter with personal motivation and the names of three referees to Mr. Thomas Goyvaerts thomas.goyvaerts@kuleuven.be
      • Applications must be received no later than 30th June 2016.
      • Visit website
      • Download poster

      Summary
      Your opportunities

      • You conduct independent, fundamental research on a research project in the area of international economic law and trade law.
      • You pursue a PhD in law on this topic.
      • You are involved in various ad hoc research activities related to international trade law.
      • You are employed in a dynamic, international and growing research environment and contribute to its current and future research activities.
      • You may be involved in teaching activities from time to time.

      Your profile

      • You obtained a Master’s degree in law from a leading university with outstanding grades (you must at least have graduated in the top 5% of your class)
      • You have a strong interest and demonstrable expertise in international economic law, preferably international trade law. Prior (academic or practical) experience with international trade law is a plus. Prior successful participation in an international student moot court in the field of international economic/trade law is also a plus.
      • You have excellent analytical skills, and are able to summarize and present a large amount of information in an intelligent way.
      • You are able to organize your own research activities while working as part of a research group; you are able to handle various tasks at the same time while keeping strict deadlines.
      • You have excellent knowledge of English. Other language skills are an asset.
      • You are able to efficiently use the most important Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

      Our Offer
      We offer an employment as full-time doctoral researcher starting as soon as possible for 1 year, renewable up to 4 years in a dynamic interdisciplinary research environment.

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      Three post-doc positions on legitimacy in global governance

      Essentials
      The research program “Legitimacy in Global Governance” (LegGov) invites applications for three two-year post-doc positions.
      LegGov is a six-year collaboration (2016–2021) among researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm Universities, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. The program is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond with Professor Jonas Tallberg as lead coordinator and Professors Karin Bäckstrand and Jan Aart Scholte as co-coordinators.

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      Associate Research Fellow

      The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research on issues related to income diversification of rural households, value chain analysis, poverty maps, vertical and horizontal integration in agricultural markets and modern value chains. The Fellow will work on empirical micro econometric modeling, and value chain analysis. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field; significant applied econometric skills, experience in state of the art value chain analysis, experience of empirical policy-relevant research on agricultural markets in developing countries; strong capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory in innovative and policy relevant ways; experience in collecting and analyzing primary survey data; excellent communication skills in written & spoken English. Goal-oriented and creative team player, possessing excellent knowledge econometric techniques related to market analysis. Work experience in Africa or Asia is highly preferred. Read More …

      Job Opportunity: Research Analyst, Security Council Report

      Security Council Report

      Essentials

      • Security Council Report (SCR) is seeking to fill a Research Analyst position.
      • SCR is located near the UN headquarters in New York.
      • Application deadline: 28 April 2016
      • Job description website

      Summary
      Security Council Report (SCR) is seeking to fill a Research Analyst position. SCR is a non-profit organisation that aims to improve the …read more

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      Job Opportunity: Lectureships at University College London

      Lectureship in Latin American Studies
      ‘The UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Latin American Studies from September 2016. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as a full-time open-ended contract. The postholder will be required to carry out teaching, research and administration within the Institute, especially in one of its main strategic research and teaching areas. We particularly welcome applicants with a research background in social science, including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Development Studies, and Political Science. A research interest in development issues as they pertain to Latin America, or in social policy, would be welcome.

      The preferred candidate will have a PhD and either research and teaching knowledge in Latin American Studies. He/she will also have experience of researching, teaching or other employment in Latin American Studies. The postholder will have the capacity to teach and give other forms of public presentation, including undergraduate courses, core research methods for Master’s students, and specialist postgraduate taught modules, in addition to experience of supervising academic work by undergraduate students, and of conducting high quality research as reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.

      The salary is based on the grade 7/8 scale (depending on experience) which is £37,524 – £ 40,716 (grade 7)/ £41,844 – £49,362 (grade 8) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 22nd March 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 18th April. Further details regarding the job description and application process can be found here.’

      Lectureship in Twentieth-Century US History
      ‘UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in Twentieth-Century US History from September 2016. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as a full-time open-ended contract. The postholder will be required to carry out teaching, research and administration within the Institute, especially in the area of US History since 1900. We particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that complement our existing provision, including the United States in the World, US politics and policy history, race and citizenship, gender and sexuality, and social movements.

      The preferred candidate will have a PhD and either research and teaching knowledge in Twentieth-Century US History. He/she will also have experience of researching, teaching or other employment in Twentieth-Century US History. The postholder will have the capacity to teach and give other forms of public presentation, including undergraduate courses, core research methods for Master’s students, and specialist postgraduate taught modules, in addition to experience of supervising academic work by undergraduate students, and of conducting high quality research as reflected in the authorship of high quality publications or other research outputs.

      The salary is based on the grade 7/8 scale (depending on experience) which is £37,524 – £ 40,716 (grade 7)/ £41,844 – £49,362 (grade 8) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 22nd March 2016. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th April. Further details regarding the job description and application process can be found here.’

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      Job Opportunity: Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

      Essentials

      • The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is seeking a new Director.
      • The successful candidate must have a strong track-record in the International Criminal Law (ICL) Community.
      • The requirements include not less than twelve years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience of directing and managing project work and applied research, incl. at least five years at senior level in an organization of comparable complexity.
      • Position start date, July 1, 2016
      • Application deadline April 2, 2016
      • More information on the International Nuremberg Principles Academy website.

      Summary
      The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the Nuremberg Principles and international criminal law (ICL). It is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern ICL, and is conceived as a forum and training institution for contemporary issues in the ICL field. The foundation´s activities include training, applied research and consulting services. The Nuremberg Academy was established in November 2014 by means of an Agreement concluded by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.

      The Academy is now seeking to recruit a new Director to further consolidate its position as a partner of choice in its area of competence. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the International Criminal Law (ICL) community – in a governmental organization, research institution, foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society. The Director will have the unique opportunity to shape and to provide strategic direction to the Academy’s program of work. The Director will continue to build and lead the Academy’s dedicated team of personnel. S/he will develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders including the members of the Foundation Board and the group of eminent personalities forming the Academy’s Advisory Council.
      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
      Set the direction for the further development of the Academy; lead the research, training and human rights education teams to deliver high quality results; make decisions based on long-term goals and strategic considerations as established by the Advisory Board.

      Ensure that the Nuremberg Academy’s training activities, research and other outputs are delivered to the highest standards, on time and on budget; direct key projects in the ICL field.

      Develop regional and global strategic networks and alliances in the ICL field; build support for the Academy’s goals, strategies and initiatives among partners and throughout the ICL community.

      Be the principal interlocutor and outward face of the Nuremberg Academy vis-a-vis governing organs, stakeholders and public audiences; be visible and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.

      Promote an atmosphere of open communication, trust, professionalism, respect for cultural diversity and integrity; foster team spirit and a collaborative approach across the organization; act as a role model in managing and resolving disagreement.

      Manage and direct the implementation of an annual budget of currently around € 2 million, while attracting financing for a broader scope of activities through fundraising and partnerships.

      QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
      Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science or another related discipline is required. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

      Not less than twelve years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience of directing and managing project work and applied research, incl. at least five years at senior level in an organization of comparable complexity.

      Proven and acknowledged strategic and managerial experience in negotiation, advocacy and stakeholder participation, and managerial responsibility for multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

      Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to gain credibility and trust. Proven ability to represent the Academy to, and communicate with, a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.

      Excellent English writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrable ability to write to publication standard for a range of different audiences and to edit the work of others; working knowledge of German would be an advantage.

      FURTHER INFORMATION
      The Academy promotes equality of opportunity. We offer a competitive salary package at level B 3 of the Collective Agreement applicable to the German Public Service. A renewable appointment of five years will be extended to the successful candidate. The appointment is foreseen to start on 1 July 2016.

      For further information please go to http://www.nurembergacademy.org or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org.

      Please apply incl. motivation letter, CV and three references to admin@nurembergacademy.org before 2 April 2016.

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      Job: Project Lead – Canada’s Public Policy Forum

      Essentials
      Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

      The Project Lead will undertake a wide range of duties relating to the coordination of research and dialogue projects in the areas of public policy and public management. The Project Lead reports directly to the Director of Operations and works closely with members of the Forum’s management team as required.

      For project management, the Public Policy Forum is a matrixed organization. As a member of different work teams, the Project Lead will report to and work with multiple Managers and support staff simultaneously on different projects.

      The Project Lead, under the mentorship of members of the Forum’s management team, will deliver, at a high level, research and/or dialogue projects, on time and according to budget.

      Duties
      • Design and develop project proposals, including budgets and critical paths;
      • Prepare major reports, including background documents, case studies, interview guides, agendas, invitation letters, website content, etc.;
      • Help organize, conduct and write summaries of interviews;
      • Help develop agendas and prepare annotated agendas;
      • Liaise with project partners and review contracts;
      • Work collaboratively to help develop a communications strategy for assigned projects;
      • Coordinate with and brief chairs, facilitators, speakers, members of advisory groups, event participants, writers, editors etc.;
      • Supervise project logistics;
      • Provide on-site event support, both functional and logistical;
      • Prepare and/or manage the publication of summaries of discussions, outcomes reports, articles, presentation decks, etc.;
      • Post event activities – communications, press releases, reports, website etc.
      Education / Knowledge / Experience
      • Postsecondary education in a relevant discipline plus one to four years of relevant work experience;
      • Knowledge of public service, public administration, political science;
      • Good general office experience;
      • Experience in public policy research, analysis and writing;
      • Experience in developing and coordinating projects.
      Skills / Abilities
      • Ability to help conceive, develop and implement multi-stakeholder non-partisan dialogue projects, on time and within budget, with minimal direction;
      • Proven track record in successfully coordinating complex projects;
      • Excellent writing skills, ability to prepare and edit documents at a high standard; ability to draft project reports;
      • Advanced qualitative / quantitative research skills: ability to plan and implement research projects, on time and within budget, with minimal direction, ability with little or no direction to seek out information from a variety of sources;
      • Very good analytical skills: ability to identify relevant materials and main trends, and to prepare succinct summaries of main findings with minimal direction;
      • Good level of relevant computer literacy;
      • Proficiency in both of Canada’s official languages is preferred.
      Personal Suitability
      • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment;
      • Ability to interact in a professional manner with VIPs and participants at Forum events;
      • Ability to manage conflicting priorities;
      • Ability to mentor, supervise staff;
      • Ability to provide leadership, give direction and guidance;
      • Autonomy: ability to anticipate problems and develop solutions with minimal direction;
      • Initiative, reliability and good judgement;
      • Motivation and enthusiasm.

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      Seconded National Experts (Gender-Based Violence) – European Institute for Gender Equality

      Essentials

      • Applications Due: August 4, 2014
      • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
      • External Website

      The Institute
      Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, EIGE is a regulatory agency of the European Union (EU) entrusted with specific objectives envisaged to contribute and strengthen the promotion of gender equality.

      To achieve its goals, the Institute collects and analyses comparable and reliable information at EU level and develops appropriate methodological tools for the integration of gender equality into all EU policies. It fosters the exchange of good practices and dialogue between stakeholders and raises EU citizen awareness of this policy area by providing technical assistance to EU institutions, in particular the Commission, as well as the authorities of the Member States.

      In the course of its work to promote and strengthen gender equality EIGE strives to eliminate gender discrimination.

      Job Description

      Profile
      Violence against women is one of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action and gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the main areas addressed by the European Commission Strategy for equality between women and men (2010-2015).

      Under the supervision of the Head of Operations, the SNE will strengthen the existing team and assist in developing strategic considerations that address GBV issues. The jobholder shall apply standard theories, principles, practices and techniques applicable to GBV to support the development of sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations to EU institutions and Member States on data collection and harmonisation, as well as to the status and challenges of GBV policy making and service provision.

      Duties
      The following tasks and activities are relevant to the duties of this post:

      • contribute to organising and processing existing GBV data and information;
      • identify data sources and data availability in order to perform additional research and complement existing analyses of GBV in the EU;
      • undertake reviews of data and information in order to provide tailored, high quality, comparative analyses on GBV within the EU;
      • support the assessment of existing tools and methods addressing GBV, including capacity-building and prevention programmes;
      • work closely with various stakeholders and participate in expert meetings to identify ways to improve GBV data collection and analysis and meet policy-making and service-provision needs;
      • assist with the development, preparation and editing of reports and publications;
      • assist with the planning and implementation of different dissemination activities/projects to relevant stakeholders through written summaries, presentation software and spread sheets;
      • provide critical assessment and recommendations on the potential use of existing data and knowledge-based products at EIGE and future developments in this area;
      • contribute to the improvement of the Institute’s role as a one-stop-shop for information on GBV in the EU.

      Qualifications and Experience Required
      To be considered eligible for selection, an applicant must meet the following formal requirements by the closing date of this call:

      • a university degree, or a level of formation which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma[2]and appropriate professional experience of at least one year when the normal period of university education is at least three years,
      • very good command of both spoken and written English, which is the predominant working language at the Institute and a satisfactory knowledge of a second EU language,
      • entitlement to full rights as a European citizen or nationality of an EU candidate country or an EFTA country or a country with which the European Council has decided to open accession negotiations and which has concluded a specific agreement with the Commission on staff secondments,
      • any obligations imposed by the national laws concerning military service.

      Selection criteria
      Eligible candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

      Essential:

      • At least four years of professional experience gained after the award of the relevant qualification and at a suitable level corresponding to performance of tasks as defined under section 2.2;
      • Thorough knowledge on policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to GBV;
      • An accurate understanding of the magnitude, trends and patterns of GBV enabling data analysis and presentation;
      • Practical experience of working with related statistical and research data, tools and methods, developing or managing capacity building initiatives and/or prevention programmes on GBV;
      • very good command of English which is the predominant working language at the Institute;
      • The ability to perform research and produce high quality analytical reports;
      • The ability to work with a high volume of data, information and to provide good assessment of existing information in sound developed conclusions and reports;
      • The capacity to conceptualize and structure information and to communicate it effectively;
      • Evident organisational skills, including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and reach tight deadlines;
      • Good computer skills, especially in preparing and editing text;
      • The ability to cooperate smoothly in a multicultural environment.

      Advantageous:

      • Knowledge of EU policies related to gender-based violence and/or gender equality issues in general;
      • Experience of developing policies and recommendations on work with gender equality or gender-based violence in an EU Member State;
      • A good knowledge of the EU institutional framework and policies.

      Selection procedure
      The selection will include the following steps:

      • Only duly completed applications submitted electronically within the deadline will be taken into consideration.
      • Each duly completed application will be examined with a view to establishing that the candidate meets all eligibility criteria.
      • The best-admissible candidates will be short-listed for an interview.
      • Interviews will be held in English.
      • The Selection Committee will examine the candidates’ profiles and assess their relevancy for the post in question. On the day of the interview, candidates may also be required to undergo a competency assessment exercise.
      • The chosen candidate will be requested to furnish:
        • a copy of identity card, passport or other official document specifying citizenship,
        • a copy of diploma certifying a required level of academic qualifications,
        • documentary evidence of professional experience, clearly indicating starting and finishing dates.

      Copies of the above mentioned documents will be retained by the Institute;

      • If at any stage of the procedure, it were established that information in the application has been knowingly falsified, the candidate shall be disqualified from the process.
      • The initial period of secondment shall be specified in the exchange of letters between the Institute and the employer of the selected SNE.

      Soliciting on behalf of a candidate can lead to immediate disqualification.

      To apply and view the full job posting, click here

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      Visiting Fellow (2014-15) – Harvard Law School

      Essentials

      The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School invites applications from scholars and/or practitioners to be visiting fellows in residence for a period of one or two semesters, to conduct serious scholarly inquiry into the field of human rights. Our fellows come from all around the world: Africa, Europe, Latin America, and occasionally the US and beyond. They are usually scholars with a substantial background in human rights, or experienced activists.

      For the academic year 2014-15, we are particularly – though not exclusively – interested in applications from scholars and practitioners interested in producing scholarship related to the UN treaty bodies – the ten committees and the treaties they monitor.

      A residential appointment at the Human Rights Programs offers considerable benefits to scholars and practitioners. We provide shared office space and access to a computer and wireless network. Visiting Fellows have full access to the extensive research and library resources of Harvard University. Fellows may audit classes and interact and engage with faculty as well as with other visiting scholars in fellows programs across the university.

      Visiting Fellows are expected to participate in a number of activities, the most important of which is the bi-monthly visiting fellows colloquium. Attendance is required of Visiting Fellows. Chaired by the Human Rights Program’s Co- Director, Professor Gerald Neuman, the colloquia offer Visiting Fellows the opportunity to share their work among colleagues, Harvard Law faculty, law (LLM) students, and the occasional visitors.

      The deadline for applications is 15 January 2014.

      The following information and materials are required for an application:

      • A detailed description of the proposed area of research and writing while at the Program. The proposal should define the aims of the study and its methods as clearly as possible.
      • The duration of the stay and the expected sources of funding.
      • Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant’s work.
      • A sample of any writing on human rights (in English, Spanish, or French, if there is any such writing).
      • A resume or curriculum vitae. A description of proposed work and career after the fellowship.
      • A statement to the effect that the applicant has fluent command of oral English sufficient to participate actively from the time of arrival in individual and group discussions.

      Applications are available at http://hrp.law.harvard.edu/fellowships/visiting-fellowships/applying-to-the-visiting-fellows-program/

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