Job Opportunity – SAFE Network Director, One Earth Future

Essentials
Primary Role:
The Director of the SAFE Network will report to the President of OEF. The core responsibilities of the Director will be to ensure the success of the SAFE Network, build institutional systems for impact, and foster a culture of excellence at all levels. The Director is accountable for leading and managing all initiatives undertaken by the SAFE Network, including planning, organizing, staffing, and supervising program activities.

This position requires a highly specialized skill set and expertise related to nuclear weapons risk reduction and military conflict de-escalation. The ideal candidate will have significant project management experience across technical, analytic, and policy-oriented teams, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing demands. As this is a new program, the Director will be tasked with leading all aspects of the initial design, development, implementation, and management of the SAFE Network.

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

For full consideration, please submit application materials prior to March 1, 2018.

Summary
The Opportunity
Over the last decade, the civilian capacity to produce and manage relevant non-classified data has improved rapidly, coupled with an equally rapid reduction in cost. This, combined with a cadre of recently retired senior military and foreign policy officials motivated to confront nuclear weapons risks, presents an unprecedented opportunity for impact. Thanks to OEF’s financial independence, we are well-positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.

In 2018, OEF will launch its newest program: The Shared Awareness, Fusion, and Engagement (SAFE) Network. The SAFE Network will be an apolitical, data-driven, civilian network dedicated to nuclear weapons risk reduction, military conflict de-escalation, and crisis prevention by:

  • Compiling and synthesizing open-source, crowd-sourced, and commercial data and intelligence;
  • Producing state-of-the-art analyses targeted at de-escalation of conflict between nuclear weapons states;
  • Building relationships and sharing information across conflict boundaries;
  • Enlisting a network of retired senior military officers, nuclear weapons experts, senior diplomats, and other qualified third parties to interrupt and/or delay potential conflict escalation.

Primary Responsibilities:
Leadership

  • Direct and manage a team of Associate Directors;
  • Identify, lead, coach, develop, and retain a high-performance team;
  • Promote a culture of safety, high performance, and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality and efficiency.

Strategy

  • Honor and implement OEF’s vision for the SAFE Network;
  • Accountable for an initial budget of approximately $1.2M USD;
  • Establish and build collaborative relationships in support of the SAFE Network’s mission internationally;
  • Develop annual budgets and long range plans to ensure the effective implementation of SAFE Network strategies;
  • Develop strategic goals and objectives;
  • Methodical evaluation of funding and partnership opportunities to further the mission;
  • Represent the SAFE Network and OEF at high-level international fora.

Communication

  • Develop and refine all aspects of communication including web presence, public outreach, and outward-facing materials;
  • Utilize events as a method of accomplishing programmatic goals as appropriate;
  • Identify and develop new external funding opportunities.

Administration

  • Collaborate with M&E to establish an assessment framework and regularly evaluate the program to track goals and measure impact goals;
  • Ensure sound fiscal management;
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, and other regulations;
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication with OEF leadership;
  • Other duties as necessary.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
This role will be equal parts innovative entrepreneurship, strategic development, and operational management. Specific requirements include:

  • Minimum 10 years professional employment experience, at least 5 of which involved building and managing teams. International work experience required;
  • Experience managing diverse, high performing teams of technical, analytical, and policy outreach professionals;
  • Practical experience with issues involving nuclear weapons, military conflict, and/or open source data management;
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker, with a proven record of successfully growing early-stage startups or units within a larger organization;
  • Previous experience with a strong knowledge of global governance structures, cross-cultural communication, and innovative systems of coordination;
  • Superb oral and written communication skills in English; working knowledge of other relevant languages will be considered an asset;
  • Strong technical literacy related to relevant subject area(s);
  • Broad-minded and capable of envisioning innovative, non-violent solutions to conflict;
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule;
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis;
  • Commitment to OEF’s mission and values.

Reports To:
The President of OEF.

Location:
The location of this position and SAFE Network’s headquarters is open to discussion and negotiation.

To Apply:
If you have specific questions in regards to this program and position in advance of your application submittal, please contact Jon Bellish at jbellish@oneearthfuture.org.

Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and salary requirements and a CV or resume, to Daryn Ridenour at jobs@oneearthfuture.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email.

For full consideration, please submit application materials prior to March 1, 2018.

Organization Summary:
One Earth Future (OEF) is a privately endowed operating foundation based near Boulder, Colorado. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Marcel Arsenault, OEF works to harness the power of networked governance to undermine the drivers of organized political violence.OEF is structured as a family of semi-autonomous programs, each with its own mission, budget, director, and advisory board, and each working independently to catalyze systems of collaborative governance around the world. OEF’s programs focus on topics ranging from maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia to coordinating the implementation of the Colombia peace accords. What holds them all together is a common purpose – to provide effective platforms for stakeholders from all sectors of society to enhance their collective impact over the long term.

More than merely funding these programs, OEF provides administrative, creative, strategic, and research support to innovative yet unproven programs. This enables OEF programs to challenge the status quo and establish themselves sufficiently in the systems they seek to impact before seeking diversified funding streams.

OEF operates differently from its peers; it is more experimental and takes a longer-term view. This approach can position OEF to play a unique role in solving some of the world’s most complex and persistent problems.

Read More …

Call for Applications – Rotary Peace Fellowships

Essentials

  • Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.
  • Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.
  • Peace fellowship applicants must meet these requirements:
    • Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
    • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
    • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
  • Applications are due 31 May 2018
  • Visit the website
  • Apply online

Summary
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centres.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Check out the Rotary Peace Map to see where our alumni are creating positive change.

Our fellowships
Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

  • Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
  • Professional development certificate program: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.

Rotary Peace Centers

Read More …

Consultancy in Knowledge Management for the HSU

Essentials

  • Objective: To assist the HSU in developing a tool for more systematic knowledge management of evidence gathered from UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) programmes to support outreach efforts, resource mobilization, and the strategic positioning of the UNTFHS as a component of the reformed prevention, development and peace architecture of the UN system, in line with the vision of the Secretary-General and the priorities of the international community.
  • Interested candidates should create a Personal History Profile (PHP) on the Inspira website. To visit the website please click here
  • Applications must be sent to Sarah Aguirre (aguirres@un.org)
  • Deadline: 26 January 2018

Summary
TERMS OF REFERENCE
1.0 Overall Objective
To assist the HSU in developing a tool for more systematic knowledge management of evidence gathered from UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) programmes to support outreach efforts, resource mobilization, and the strategic positioning of the UNTFHS as a component of the reformed prevention, development and peace architecture of the UN system, in line with the vision of the Secretary-General and the priorities of the international community.

2.0 Background
In the context of complex and protracted challenges to peace and security, sustainable development and human rights, the Secretary-General has defined a wide-ranging and ambitious reform agenda to strengthen the UN system’s support to Member States to prevent the outbreak of crises that take a high toll on humanity, and to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The reform agenda recognizes that important structural, strategic and operational changes are necessary in order for the Organization to mainstream prevention in all its actions and to better deliver results for people, particularly those most in need of assistance. This includes breaking down and bridging the siloes that penetrate all aspects of UN system operations, from strategic decision-making, to analysis, programming, and resource mobilization across and within entities, and between Headquarters and the field. It includes shifting from a reactive to proactive stance, and towards more field-up, country-led and localized responses.

The reform agenda clearly echoes the fundamental principles that underpin the human security approach, and which are the foundations of UNTFHS programmes over the last decade. In this regard, the human security approach as applied through the UNTFHS can be a valuable mechanism for strengthening the UN system response to complex challenges.

3.0 Added value of human security for implementing priority agenda
Human security and its application through the UNTFHS promote a more unified and targeted response, cutting across sectors and pillars, developing contextually relevant solutions, and adopting multi-stakeholder partnerships to deliver results in an effective and efficient manner.

Since its establishment in 1999, the UNTFHS has gained extensive experience and proven results in advancing comprehensive and integrated approaches across sectors, mandates and institutions that are people-centred, context-specific and prevention-oriented.

A focus on human security strengthens the interlinkages between peace, development and human rights, and stimulates more meaningful partnerships by combining tools and drawing on the expertise and resources across the United Nations system, Governments, the private sector, civil society and local communities to accelerate delivery, limit duplication and maximize the reach of scarce resources.

Risk, prevention and resilience Prevention is the core objective of human security. It addresses the root causes of insecurities and creates conditions for sustainable development that are inclusive and sustainable. It focuses attention on emerging risks and emphasizes early action to minimize the negative impacts of threats. It strengthens local capacities to build resilience, and promotes solutions that enhance social cohesion and advance respect for civic engagement and shared responsibility.

Localisation and ‘leaving no one behind’ Recognizing that the root causes and manifestations of challenges vary significantly across countries and communities, human security promotes responses that are grounded in local realities. It helps localise international and national agendas to ensure that no one is left behind. This helps ensure that all people benefit from advances in development, peace and security, and human progress.

From coordination to integration Human security underscores the deeply interlinked causes of crises and insecurities within a given context. As both an analytical lens and a programming framework, the human security approach has shifted the way we conceptualise, plan and implement strategies and programmes, thereby bolstering operational effectiveness and strengthening impact through joint analyses, planning and implementation.

Promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships With its emphasis on the interconnectedness of risks and vulnerabilities, human security calls for the development of a network of diverse stakeholders, drawing on the expertise and resources of a wide range of actors from across the United Nations system, Governments, private sector, and civil society. This helps identify areas of alignment, seize synergies, and transform responses into collective outcomes with greater impact and sustainability.

4.0 Way forward
The UNTFHS was established as a tool to address the many challenges which we continue to grapple with and which are of great priority to the Secretary-General. Therefore, at this critical juncture, when the organization is reviewing the work of the United Nations across its three pillars, we should not reinvent the wheel. Instead, we should build upon the valuable lessons and experiences of the UNTFHS and consider how best to position the Fund as a component of the reformed prevention, development and peace architecture of the Organization. Such positioning should broaden the base of the UNTFHS and bring to scale the notable programmes supported by the UNTFHS based on its proven framework and added value. In addition, it should support efforts to mainstream lessons learned and best practices from UNTFHS into the work of the UN system as well as the national Governments.

Read More …

Vacancy: Senior Officers Interdisciplinary Research and Training and Capacity Building at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Essentials

    • The Academy is now seeking to recruit the
      two Senior Officers for Interdisciplinary Research and for Training and Capacity Building.
    • For more information about the job description, please visit the Nuremberg Academy website or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org
    • Applications due 15February 2018
    • Download poster for Senior Officer for Interdisciplinary Research
    • Download poster for Senior Officer for Training and Capacity Building

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 a

Senior Officer – Interdisciplinary Research

The successful candidate will have relevant work experience in the field of interdisciplinary research, a strong educational background and demonstrated knowledge of ICL, transitional justice, and human rights. He/she will also have proven experience in conducting research, from design to dissemination, preferably in an international environment. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and organizational skills and will be a member of a highly motivated, international and interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate also needs to have strong management and communication skills.

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.

Senior Officer for Training and Capacity Building

Training and capacity building are central tasks of the Nuremberg Academy. The Academy will continue and amplify training and education programs such as the already established “Nuremberg Moot Court” and the “ICL Summer Academy for Young Professionals” in the fields of ICL and transitional justice and related human rights areas. Main target groups of the Nuremberg Academy’s work are current and future legal practitioners, academics but also civil society representatives and multipliers from conflict- and post-conflict-countries.
The Senior Officer will be the focal point of the Nuremberg Academy for external partners in the training and capacity building area. The Nuremberg Academy cooperates with partner organizations, including foundations and universities, to develop and support capacity building programs.

The successful candidate will have relevant work experience in designing curricula and training programs, a strong educational background and demonstrated knowledge of ICL, transitional justice, and human rights. He/she will also have proven experience in conducting research, preferably in an international environment. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and organizational skills and will be a member of a highly motivated, international and interdisciplinary team. The successful candidate also needs to have strong management and communication skills.

For further information please contact admin@nurembergacademy.org

Please send complete applications including cover letter, CV and three references to admin@nurembergacademy.org by 15 February 2018.

Read More …

Vacancy – Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Essentials

  • Vacancy of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, an independent United Nations expert of the Human Rights Council, with extensive professional experience in human rights
  • The unremunerated independent United Nations expert position established by the Human Rights Council will be filled at the end of the Council’s 37th session (26 February – 23 March 2018)
  • Individuals seeking appointment should have extensive and internationally recognized professional experience and expertise in the field of human rights with an emphasis on the particular human rights issue to which the position relates
  • Applications are due by 23 January 2018 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time)
  • To apply online click here
  • For more information about the selection process, please visit the website and refer to frequently asked questions
  • Specific queries about the application and selection process may be addressed to hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org

Summary
The “special procedures” of the Human Rights Council (HRC) are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. These experts report to the Human Rights Council – the main United Nations intergovernmental body dealing with human rights.

Experts serve in their independent and personal capacity. Their specific functions are defined in the HRC resolutions creating or extending their mandate. The work involves substantial time commitment, approximately three months per year, and includes examining, monitoring, advising and publicly reporting on either specific country situations (country mandates), or on thematic issues in all parts of the world (thematic mandates). Activities of special procedures also include undertaking country visits, acting on individual cases, conducting studies and engage in general advocacy activities. All mandate holders report annually to the HRC and most mandate holders also report to the General Assembly.

Appointed experts are not United Nations staff members, they are not based in the United Nations offices in Geneva or another United Nations location and they do not receive any salary or other financial compensation except for allowances when they travel officially. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights provides support to the mandate holders.

Read More …

Postdoctoral Fellowship – United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

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) in cooperation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions.
  • Awarded for a period of 24 months.
  • Applications are due 28 February 2018
  • For more information, please visit the website
  • Access the online application

Summary
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) in cooperation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. UNU-IAS acts as the nominating authority for the JSPS–UNU Programme. This fellowship is aimed at candidates who have completed their doctorates in the past six years and also have professional and/or research experience. UNU-IAS 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 2012) when the fellowship begins, or be scheduled to receive a doctoral degree before the fellowship begins. Japanese nationals are not eligible, nor are those of dual nationality if one is Japanese. Also, those who have permanent residency in Japan are not eligible. Those who have been previously awarded a Standard or Pathway Fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan scheme are not eligible.

Terms of the Award

  1. A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
  2. A monthly maintenance allowance of JPY362,000
  3. A settling-in allowance of JPY200,000
  4. Overseas travel, accident, and sickness insurance coverage, etc.

[Note]

  • The amounts of the awards indicated above are subject to change by JSPS.
  • In the case that a Fellow is already residing in Japan before his/her fellowship starts or obtains resident status before his/her fellowship is designated to begin, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and settling-in allowance will not be provided.
  • A research grant, “Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research”, is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2018
Research proposals for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships should relate clearly to one of the research areas of UNU-IAS listed below, and also aim to be policy-relevant.

The following research projects at UNU-IAS are accepting applications for JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellows:

For complete application details please visit the UNU website.


Feature image photo credit (cropped from original)

Read More …

Outreach and Communication for the HSU and UNTFHS

Essentials

  • The United Nations Human Security Unit (HSU) Department of Management has finalized its Terms of Reference for individual contractor to assist in strengthening and implementing unit’s outreach and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Interested candidates should create a Personal History Profile (PHP) on the Inspira website. To visit the website please click here
  • Applications must be sent to Sarah Aguirre (aguirres@un.org)
  • Deadline: 18 December 2017

Summary

1. Overall Objective

1.1 The Human Security Unit (HSU) is responsible for raising awareness and placing human security in the mainstream of UN activities. The specific objectives of the HSU are to: (a) expand political and financial support for human security and its implementation by the UN system and the international community; (b) advance the application of human security as a cross-cutting approach to promote peace, development and human rights at the policy and operational levels within and outside of the United Nations; and (c) manage the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS).

1.2 In view of the urgency of mobilizing resources for the UNTFHS as directed by the Advisory Board on Human Security in December 2017, a surge in the HSU’s activities as well as limited staff capacity to support these activities at a critical time for the HSU and UNTFHS (including the reduction of a post dedicated to public information and external relations), the main objective of the individual contractor is to assist the HSU in strengthening and implementing its resource mobilization and outreach strategy in line with the strategic objectives of the HSU. In particular, the contractor will support the objectives of expanding partnerships by undertaking targeted donor research, and mainstreaming and extending awareness of the approach based on evidence from UNTFHS programmes towards resource mobilization targets and through multiple outreach and communication strategies and platforms.

2. Background

2.1 The UNTFHS was established in March 1999. Through its support to 243 programmes in 95 countries, including regional programmes, the UNTFHS has played an important role in translating the human security approach into practical actions that have helped strengthen the human security of the most vulnerable communities and people around the world. Programmes funded through the UNTFHS have brought together the combined expertise of the United Nations system and have allowed United Nations implementing organizations to tackle widespread and crosscutting threats affecting people in all regions.

2.2 In view of the alignment of the human security approach and its application through the UNTFHS with the Secretary-General’s reform agenda, the HSU and UNTFHS are at a critical juncture with regard to their future trajectory within and impact on the reformed UN system. To this end, the HSU is further focusing its efforts on deepening targeted and innovative donor research, expanding partnerships globally and in countries of programme implementation, and enhancing the quality of evidence-based outreach documents and methods to realize its goals of expanding the donor base of the UNTFHS, mainstreaming human security in the activities of the United Nations and extending global awareness of the approach and its application.

3. Overarching Objectives of Contract

3.1 As noted, a critical aspect of the 2018 workplan is expanding the donor base of the UNTFHS, with outreach and knowledge management closely interlinked in support of this goal. A key component of these activities is in-depth, evidence-based and targeted donor research that informs a strong outreach strategy, effectively utilizing multiple communication platforms and techniques, promoting compelling and timely material, and linking with key global priorities of the United Nations system and the international community, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the Sustaining Peace agenda, among others.

3.2 Of particular importance is outreach to prospective donors supplemented with tailored materials that closely align with their interests and priorities; ongoing monitoring of donor interests through their engagement in activities and meetings at the United Nations and other global fora, social media accounts, and official statements and contributions to issues of relevance to human security; the development of customized advocacy materials based on the lessons learned and best practices in the application of human security through the UNTFHS; and stronger outreach through multiple platforms with partners in New York as well as other international and regional bodies, national governments, and local stakeholders and networks. These efforts will support the success of all resource mobilization efforts based on the interlinked policy advocacy, programme management and communications activities of the HSU.

4. Duties, responsibilities, and delivery schedule

The contractor will:

  • Assist the Chief of the HSU and the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer in the implementation of the Unit’s resource mobilization and outreach strategy through undertaking in-depth donor research and monitoring of trends in the donor community of interest to human security and the UNTFHS;
  • Assist the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer in strengthening donor-related information management system and maintaining up-to-date information on potential donors for use in the development of targeting communication and briefing materials, as noted below;
  • Provide inputs to the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer and other HSU staff to develop more targeted outreach, communication, and briefing materials for senior management related to resource mobilization activities of the HSU, ABHS and SASG, as required throughout the contract period;
  • Assist in adjusting UNTFHS outreach materials for posting into social media, web-based and online communication platforms, including e-Newsletters and briefs, as required throughout the contract period;
  • Assist in ensuring widespread dissemination to raise awareness and participation in key human security events during the contract period.
  • Identify new web-based and social media avenues for broadening dissemination challenges and increasing the impact of the HSU/UNTFHS outreach and communication efforts with the UN system, with member States, and beyond the UN;
  • Assist in collecting data aiming at evaluating the impact of new communications tools deployed.

Towards the end of the consultancy, the consultant will provide a draft report on the outcomes of the strategy to strengthen resource mobilization through an integrated partnership, outreach and programme approach, for review by the Chief of the HSU and the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer.

5. Evaluation criteria

5.1 Educational Qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in development policy, international relations, communications or related field is required.
  • Experience in and knowledge of the application of the human security approach at the United Nations or within intergovernmental organizations, national governments and/or civil society organizations.
  • Experience with the United Nations common system is desirable.

5.2 Competencies

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the human security approach, including the reports of the Secretary-General on human security, the debates surrounding human security within and outside the United Nations, as well as the outreach materials of the HSU and UNTFHS;
  • Ability to develop creative and innovative materials to strengthen strategic partnerships and awareness raising of the added value of human security and UNTFHS supported initiatives;
  • Demonstrated writing skills related to policy-oriented communication and outreach activities for web-based and social media platforms, preferably within the UN and/or other multilateral organizations.

6. Reporting line

The consultant will work closely with the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer and the Chief of the HSU. The Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer will be the first reporting officer and supervisor, and the Unit Chief will be the second reporting officer.

7. Duration of contract

The consultancy will commence on 15 January 2018 and will end on 29 June 2018 (6 months).

8. Contract value and payment schedule

The payment will be $3,867 on a monthly basis.

The contractor will be based in the HSU Office in New York. The HSU will not cover expenses related to visa and travel to/from the duty station for the duration of this contract. However, the UN will provide the documentation required to support the contractor’s visa application.

The contractor will be responsible for providing health statement confirming that he/she is responsible for obtaining health insurance coverage at their own expense and proof that their medical or health insurance covers medical evacuation and treatment.

9. Unpublished information

The contractor shall not communicate to any person, Government or other entity external to the HSU any unpublished information acquired during the performance of his or her obligations under the present ToR with the HSU except upon written authorization by the HSU. This provision shall survive the expiration of this contract.

10. Copyright

All material produced under this contract will be under the copyrights of the United Nations.

Read More …

Outreach and Communication for the HSU and UNTFHS

Essentials

  • The United Nations Human Security Unit (HSU) Department of Management has finalized its Terms of Reference for individual contractor to assist in strengthening and implementing unit’s outreach and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Interested candidates should create a Personal History Profile (PHP) on the Inspira website. To visit the website please click here
  • Applications must be sent to Sarah Aguirre (aguirres@un.org)
  • Deadline: 18 December 2017

Summary

1. Overall Objective

1.1 The Human Security Unit (HSU) is responsible for raising awareness and placing human security in the mainstream of UN activities. The specific objectives of the HSU are to: (a) expand political and financial support for human security and its implementation by the UN system and the international community; (b) advance the application of human security as a cross-cutting approach to promote peace, development and human rights at the policy and operational levels within and outside of the United Nations; and (c) manage the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS).

1.2 In view of the urgency of mobilizing resources for the UNTFHS as directed by the Advisory Board on Human Security in December 2017, a surge in the HSU’s activities as well as limited staff capacity to support these activities at a critical time for the HSU and UNTFHS (including the reduction of a post dedicated to public information and external relations), the main objective of the individual contractor is to assist the HSU in strengthening and implementing its resource mobilization and outreach strategy in line with the strategic objectives of the HSU. In particular, the contractor will support the objectives of expanding partnerships by undertaking targeted donor research, and mainstreaming and extending awareness of the approach based on evidence from UNTFHS programmes towards resource mobilization targets and through multiple outreach and communication strategies and platforms.

2. Background

2.1 The UNTFHS was established in March 1999. Through its support to 243 programmes in 95 countries, including regional programmes, the UNTFHS has played an important role in translating the human security approach into practical actions that have helped strengthen the human security of the most vulnerable communities and people around the world. Programmes funded through the UNTFHS have brought together the combined expertise of the United Nations system and have allowed United Nations implementing organizations to tackle widespread and crosscutting threats affecting people in all regions.

2.2 In view of the alignment of the human security approach and its application through the UNTFHS with the Secretary-General’s reform agenda, the HSU and UNTFHS are at a critical juncture with regard to their future trajectory within and impact on the reformed UN system. To this end, the HSU is further focusing its efforts on deepening targeted and innovative donor research, expanding partnerships globally and in countries of programme implementation, and enhancing the quality of evidence-based outreach documents and methods to realize its goals of expanding the donor base of the UNTFHS, mainstreaming human security in the activities of the United Nations and extending global awareness of the approach and its application.

3. Overarching Objectives of Contract

3.1 As noted, a critical aspect of the 2018 workplan is expanding the donor base of the UNTFHS, with outreach and knowledge management closely interlinked in support of this goal. A key component of these activities is in-depth, evidence-based and targeted donor research that informs a strong outreach strategy, effectively utilizing multiple communication platforms and techniques, promoting compelling and timely material, and linking with key global priorities of the United Nations system and the international community, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the Sustaining Peace agenda, among others.

3.2 Of particular importance is outreach to prospective donors supplemented with tailored materials that closely align with their interests and priorities; ongoing monitoring of donor interests through their engagement in activities and meetings at the United Nations and other global fora, social media accounts, and official statements and contributions to issues of relevance to human security; the development of customized advocacy materials based on the lessons learned and best practices in the application of human security through the UNTFHS; and stronger outreach through multiple platforms with partners in New York as well as other international and regional bodies, national governments, and local stakeholders and networks. These efforts will support the success of all resource mobilization efforts based on the interlinked policy advocacy, programme management and communications activities of the HSU.

4. Duties, responsibilities, and delivery schedule

The contractor will:

  • Assist the Chief of the HSU and the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer in the implementation of the Unit’s resource mobilization and outreach strategy through undertaking in-depth donor research and monitoring of trends in the donor community of interest to human security and the UNTFHS;
  • Assist the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer in strengthening donor-related information management system and maintaining up-to-date information on potential donors for use in the development of targeting communication and briefing materials, as noted below;
  • Provide inputs to the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer and other HSU staff to develop more targeted outreach, communication, and briefing materials for senior management related to resource mobilization activities of the HSU, ABHS and SASG, as required throughout the contract period;
  • Assist in adjusting UNTFHS outreach materials for posting into social media, web-based and online communication platforms, including e-Newsletters and briefs, as required throughout the contract period;
  • Assist in ensuring widespread dissemination to raise awareness and participation in key human security events during the contract period.
  • Identify new web-based and social media avenues for broadening dissemination challenges and increasing the impact of the HSU/UNTFHS outreach and communication efforts with the UN system, with member States, and beyond the UN;
  • Assist in collecting data aiming at evaluating the impact of new communications tools deployed.

Towards the end of the consultancy, the consultant will provide a draft report on the outcomes of the strategy to strengthen resource mobilization through an integrated partnership, outreach and programme approach, for review by the Chief of the HSU and the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer.

5. Evaluation criteria

5.1 Educational Qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in development policy, international relations, communications or related field is required.
  • Experience in and knowledge of the application of the human security approach at the United Nations or within intergovernmental organizations, national governments and/or civil society organizations.
  • Experience with the United Nations common system is desirable.

5.2 Competencies

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the human security approach, including the reports of the Secretary-General on human security, the debates surrounding human security within and outside the United Nations, as well as the outreach materials of the HSU and UNTFHS;
  • Ability to develop creative and innovative materials to strengthen strategic partnerships and awareness raising of the added value of human security and UNTFHS supported initiatives;
  • Demonstrated writing skills related to policy-oriented communication and outreach activities for web-based and social media platforms, preferably within the UN and/or other multilateral organizations.

6. Reporting line

The consultant will work closely with the Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer and the Chief of the HSU. The Public Information/Resource Mobilization Officer will be the first reporting officer and supervisor, and the Unit Chief will be the second reporting officer.

7. Duration of contract

The consultancy will commence on 15 January 2018 and will end on 29 June 2018 (6 months).

8. Contract value and payment schedule

The payment will be $3,867 on a monthly basis.

The contractor will be based in the HSU Office in New York. The HSU will not cover expenses related to visa and travel to/from the duty station for the duration of this contract. However, the UN will provide the documentation required to support the contractor’s visa application.

The contractor will be responsible for providing health statement confirming that he/she is responsible for obtaining health insurance coverage at their own expense and proof that their medical or health insurance covers medical evacuation and treatment.

9. Unpublished information

The contractor shall not communicate to any person, Government or other entity external to the HSU any unpublished information acquired during the performance of his or her obligations under the present ToR with the HSU except upon written authorization by the HSU. This provision shall survive the expiration of this contract.

10. Copyright

All material produced under this contract will be under the copyrights of the United Nations.

Read More …

Vacancies – Independent United Nations Experts of the Human Rights Council

Essentials

  • Vacancies for Independent United Nations Experts of the Human Rights Council, with extensive professional experience in human rights.
  • Eight unremunerated United Nations expert positions established by the Human Rights Council will be filled at the Council’s March 2018 session. Individuals seeking appointment should have extensive and internationally recognized professional experience and expertise in the field of human rights with an emphasis on the particular
    human rights issue to which the position relates.
  • Applications are due 28 November 2017 (12 noon GMT)
  • To apply online click here.
  • For more information about the selection process please visit the website and refer to frequently asked questions.
  • For queries about the application and selection process please email hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org
  • Download the flyer

Summary
The “special procedures” of the Human Rights Council (HRC) are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. These experts report to the Human Rights Council – the main United Nations intergovernmental body dealing with human rights.

Experts serve in their independent and personal capacity. Their specific functions are defined in the HRC resolutions creating or extending their mandate. The work involves substantial time commitment, approximately three months per year, and includes examining, monitoring, advising and publicly reporting on either specific country situations (country mandates), or on thematic issues in all parts of the world (thematic mandates). Activities of special procedures also include undertaking country visits, acting on individual cases, conducting studies and engage in general advocacy activities. All mandate holders report annually to the HRC and most mandate holders also report to the General Assembly.

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) is a subsidiary expert body of the Human Rights Council providing it with expertise and advice on the rights of indigenous peoples as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and assisting Member States, upon request, in achieving the ends of the Declaration through the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of indigenous peoples. EMRIP experts are appointed in the same way as special procedure mandate holders.

Appointed experts are not United Nations staff members, they are not based in the United Nations offices in Geneva or another United Nations location and they do not receive any salary or other financial compensation except for allowances when they travel officially. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights provides support to the mandate holders.

Appointments at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (26 February – 23 March 2018)

  1. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Africa [HRC res. 33/25]
  2. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from North America [HRC res. 33/25]
  3. Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order [HRC res. 36/4]
  4. Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali [HRC res. 34/39]*
  5. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence [HRC res. 36/7]
  6. Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, member from African States [HRC res. 33/4]
  7. Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, member from Eastern European States [HRC res. 33/4]
  8. Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, member from Latin American and Caribbean States [HRC res. 33/4]
    * Unforeseen vacancy due to a resignation of the current mandate holder.

Read More …

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, International Studies (University of California, Irvine)

Essentials

  • The International Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding scholars involved in critical interdisciplinary global research with substantive foci in political, sociocultural, historical, legal, geographical and economic issues to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position.
  • Recruitment Period
    • Open date: September 22nd, 2017
    • Next review date: October 23rd, 2017
      Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
    • Final date: December 31st, 2017
      Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled
  • Visit the International Studies Program website
  • For more information and to apply online click here

Summary
The International Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding scholars involved in critical interdisciplinary global research with substantive foci in political, sociocultural, historical, legal, geographical and economic issues to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position. All candidates with a research agenda that engages complex global issues and cuts across foci in creative ways will be considered. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities. Candidates should address explicitly how critical and global perspectives are deployed and/or local-global dimensions feature in their research. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching and professional service.

The International Studies Program is planning to become a full department with a unique doctoral program. The candidate will be involved in building an innovative, interdisciplinary and diverse intellectual environment and developing curriculum around global theory, research, and pressing regional and transnational issues.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, up to three publications and ensure three letters of reference are submitted by the deadline. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants must apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04275.
These materials should be directed to Professor Eve Darian-Smith, Director, International Studies, University of California, Irvine CA 92697-5100.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the post is filled.

Preference may be given to those candidates who demonstrate a sustained commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and who have performed public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Read More …

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, International Studies (University of California, Irvine)

Essentials

  • The International Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding scholars involved in critical interdisciplinary global research with substantive foci in political, sociocultural, historical, legal, geographical and economic issues to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position.
  • Recruitment Period
    • Open date: September 22nd, 2017
    • Next review date: October 23rd, 2017
      Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
    • Final date: December 31st, 2017
      Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled
  • Visit the International Studies Program website
  • For more information and to apply online click here

Summary
The International Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding scholars involved in critical interdisciplinary global research with substantive foci in political, sociocultural, historical, legal, geographical and economic issues to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position. All candidates with a research agenda that engages complex global issues and cuts across foci in creative ways will be considered. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline in the social sciences or humanities. Candidates should address explicitly how critical and global perspectives are deployed and/or local-global dimensions feature in their research. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching and professional service.

The International Studies Program is planning to become a full department with a unique doctoral program. The candidate will be involved in building an innovative, interdisciplinary and diverse intellectual environment and developing curriculum around global theory, research, and pressing regional and transnational issues.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, up to three publications and ensure three letters of reference are submitted by the deadline. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants must apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04275.
These materials should be directed to Professor Eve Darian-Smith, Director, International Studies, University of California, Irvine CA 92697-5100.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the post is filled.

Preference may be given to those candidates who demonstrate a sustained commitment to advance equitable access to higher education, and who have performed public and university service that addresses the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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.

Read-More

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
  • Download poster

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.

Read More …

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.

Read More …

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.

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

Read More …

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.’

Read More …

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.

Read More …

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.

Read More …

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

Read More …

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/

Read More …