Sunday, February 16, 2014

How I discovered that my wife’s boss is the father of our child – Husband opens up

by Adeola Balogun
A man in Ekiti who is seeking the end of his 25-year-old marriage has revealed how he discovered that he did not father his wife’s fourth child.
57-year-old Isaac Jemibola has petitioned a Customary court sitting in the Ikole area of the state to dissolve his marriage to 48-year-old Olayemi due to adultery on her part.
According to Mr. Jemibola, his wife confessed to the illicit affair which took place in 2002 and further told him that the fourth child wasn’t his but was instead fathered by her former boss.
The Tribune reports:
He urged the court in the petition filed on January 21, to grant him custody of the five children from the marriage. The petitioner told the court that he married Olayemi in 1989 according to the native law and custom. According to him, after retiring to bed on January 19, my wife came to me and knelt down.
“She confessed to have had an extramarital affair with her former boss which resulted in the pregnancy of the fourth child. “My wife said she had given her life to Christ and that her desire to make heaven made her confess based on the advice from her pastor. “She added that the paternity of the fourth child was in doubt since both the boss and I slept with her the same week,’’ he said.
Jemibola further told the court that he reported the matter to his parents who pleaded with the woman to reverse her confession. “She however insisted that she was following the dictates of the Bible. “I purposely don’t want to do the DNA test because I don’t want to hate the child.’’ he said.
Olayemi admitted committing the offence, but kicked against dissolution of the marriage. “I did it because Jemibola was befriending another woman during the period which made him abandon me for almost six months.
“It was that same period that my former boss, who normally took me to work in his car, made love advances at me. Both men made love with me at almost the same period.
“After some years, I discovered that the child looked quite different from his siblings and out of guilt, I decided to tell him the truth. “I pleaded for his forgiveness but he refused,’’ Olayemi said.
In her ruling, the court president, Mrs Yemisi Ojo, said: “In the interest of justice and in the spirit of promoting reconciliation between the two parties, the case will be adjourned till April 7 for report of settlement.’’

‘Magun’ saga: I had SEX with my husband’s nephew – Wife confesses

Magun uncle -YNaija
The deaths of two brothers in the Lagelu Local Government area of Oyo has continued to cause controversy in Jagun village, where they come from.
[READ: How 2 brothers died after sleeping with uncles’ wives in Oyo]
Kunmi and Niyi Adetokun, lost their lives in mysterious circumstances after reportedly both indulging in illicit affairs with their uncles’ wives.
One uncle, the former Balogun of Jagun, Olusegun Ojetade, is said to have been responsible for placing the native charm known as “Magun” on the women leading to the deaths of both his nephews.
The Balogun’s wife, Rachael, is said to have confessed to the affair with her husband’s nephew, Kunmi, which resulted in his death.
The Tribune reports:
The Baale of Jagun, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu said: I called Balogun’s wife, Rachael, to get her side of the relationship between her and late Kunmi.
“She admitted openly that she had sex with Kunmi and that there was a time her husband saw her with Kunmi and the husband challenged her and reported her to the oldest woman in the family.
I asked her again whether Kunmi had sex with her and she answered in affirmation, saying that she did not understand how it happened and added that Kunmi must have used charms on her. In order not to embarrass her, I asked her to go and warned everyone not to insult the family, but to concentrate on what to do so that the life of the younger brother could be saved.
“I asked her husband what could be done to save the life of Kunmi’s younger brother, saying in Yoruba: A na omo naa lo mo aremo, meaning that it is the person who beats a child that knows what to do placate the child. Segun Ojetade replied openly that there was no problem concerning that as he knew what to do and where to get the antidote for the Magun.
“The following day, he called and demanded for transport fare to where he would get the antidote and I gave him N1000. On Thursday, December 5, 2013, he went to Oje area where Niyi was being taken care of. He was with Pa Adekanmbi, the family head, and Seun, Niyi’s brother. Seun called me and said Ojetade needed N4,000 for the antidote. I asked him to tell Ojetade to use his money; that I would refund him.
That was around 12 noon. Seun called me at about 7.30p.m. and said Niyi was dead. It was so painful that he died despite all the moves we made.

Man imprisoned for impregnating his daughter and forcing her to abort

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A businessman in Lagos has been arrested and charged to court after it was alleged that he had sexual intercourse with his teenage daughter.
49-year-old Wale Akinusi is said to have engaged in the incestuous relationship with his 17-year-old daughter and subsequently gotten her pregnant.
Mr. Akinusi is also said to have procured an abortion for his daughter after he discovered that she was pregnant.
The Eagle Online reports:
Adelaja ordered that Akinusi should be kept in prison custody pending the advice of the State Director of Public Prosecutions. Akinusi, who resides at Ojo Igbede Road, Ajangbadi, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of unlawful defilement and killing of an unborn child.

Earlier, the prosecutor, SP Soji Ojaokomo, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on November 2, 2012 at their residence. Ojaokomo said that the accused forcefully had carnal knowledge of his daughter without her consent and unlawfully killed her unborn child.

He added: “When Akinusi noticed that his daughter was pregnant, he took her to the hospital to abort the unborn child.

“After she aborted the unborn child, the accused started having carnal knowledge of her again.

“The complainant decided to ask for help when she reported the case to the police, who immediately arrested the accused.” The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 137 and 234 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 137 stipulates life imprisonment for convicted offenders, while Section 234 also prescribes life imprisonment for unlawful killing of an unborn child. The case was adjourned to February 20 for mention.

Popular Lagos prophet caught having SEX with church member (Viewer Discretion, PHOTOS)

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by Tony Obi
A spiritual prophet was caught pants down with a female church member in Lagos.
The prophet identified as  I.T Adewoye in his seventies is one of the  spiritual leaders in Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide, and things may turn out sour as a result of his alleged  uncontrolled sexual appetite.
According to reports, Adewoye who is the founder of “Ayo Ni O”at the Idimu District in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State was caught by the husband of his mistress at her matrimonial home after months of suspicion.
It was gathered  that  her husband raised an alarm and took photos of the prophet and his wife both naked, after which he dragged the prophet to a police station at Idimu where he was begged not to press charges.
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Man killed by husband who caught him having SEX with his wife

by Tutu Akinlabi
A young man in Zimbabwe has lost his life after reportedly being attacked by an angry husband who caught him in the act of sexual intercourse with his wife.
Ndabezinhle Sibanda is said to have been having an affair with 22-year-old Catherine, wife of one Frank Ncube.
Mr. Ncube stumbled upon them one day and in his anger he is said to have attacked Sibanda and killed him.
According to reports:
Ncube grabbed a wooden log and heavily bashed the daring man’s head twice. He however, did not feel accomplished. Ncube then allegedly grabbed a spear and threw it towards Ndabezinhle’s head. The spear reportedly pierced through the cheating man’s skull and the herd boy breathed his last immediately.
The incident occurred last week in Pioneer Village 3 in Fort Rixon after Ncube who works in Bulawayo unexpectedly returned home and caught the two in the act.
Realizing that Ncube had been angered to the last extent and upon seeing that her lover had been speared to death, Catherine took to her heels while naked. Ncube left the dead man alone in his bedroom, stark naked and in a pool of blood. He rushed to his aunt’s house nearby where he narrated how he had murdered the man he had seen having sex with his wife.
The aunt, Sibongile Maphosa and her husband Mhlabeni Sibanda immediately rushed to the scene after learning what had happened.
“We then quickly went to the scene and we found the victim lying in a pool of blood. The blood-stained spear was next to the body. It was such a horrific sight. The eyes were plucked out and the spear had pierced through the skull, cracking it open, and brains were spilling,” said the uncle.
Members of the Neighbourhood Watch Committee and neighbours were informed and they rushed to the scene to catch a glimpse of the murdered naked man.
Police had to attend the scene before arresting Ncube. Sources say the herd boy and the married woman had been cheating for quite a very long time. Ncube appeared in court on Monday charged with murder. He was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to 24 February.

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Call for Applications: Know of innovative social & environmental startups? Apply for 2014 SEED Awards by 8 April 2014

For more information or to apply, please follow this link:
The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies. An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.

SEED Awards Prize

Unlike most other competitions, the SEED Award does not carry only a money prize. Experience from working with social and environmental entrepreneurs has shown that in many instances such enterprises often require access to knowledge, expertise and networks as much as to financial support. SEED meets this need by offering winners a package of individually tailored support for their enterprises.
While no support package to SEED Winners is the same - each package strongly orients itself on the needs expressed by the enterprise itself - the prize associated with the SEED Awards consists of:
  • assistance and advice on developing and improving the enterprise’s business and financial plan;
  • a three-day in-country business-oriented workshop also covering the key elements and factors which help to build a successful social and environmental enterprise, which is also gender responsive;
  • participation in a high-level international awards ceremony with senior government and UN officials, development institutions, financial institutions and businesses;
  • profiling of the enterprise nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • assistance with access to relevant organisations, businesses, and to other SEED winners and SEED alumni, and SEED Partners, Supporters and Associates;
  • a financial contribution of USD5000 to cover the enterprise’s most pressing needs, as agreed between the winner and SEED.
  • Gender Equality Winners will in addition receive support from the international law firm Hogan Lovells who have an established pro bono practice advising women entrepreneurs across the world.
Find a concrete example of how SEED supported a Winner here.
Through an EC-funded project, the SEED Award continues its special focus on Africa, with consolidation of its first country scheme in South Africa (click here to read more), and a concentration on six other target countries in Africa, namely, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Furthermore, SEED has continued its partnership with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety through which ten SEED Low Carbon Awards are made available to enterprises that make significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change in Colombia, India, Tanzania, Uganda and Viet Nam.
Through the support of the government of Flanders 8 SEED South Africa Awards are made available to enterprises in Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia. Additionaly four SEED South Africa Awards are made available to enterprises in three South African provinces namely Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal.
The 2014 SEED Gender Equality Awards, sponsored by UN Women, UNIDO and supported by Hogan Lovells are available to enterprises that are run or owned by a woman or women and prioritise gender equality and/or women’s empowerment as a core objective.

In summary, in 2014 up to 55 SEED Awards are made available:

  • 30 SEED Africa Awards for enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda;
  • 12 SEED South Africa Awards for enterprises in South Africa, four of which to enterprises in the provinces of Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal;
  • 10 SEED Low Carbon Awards for enterprises in Colombia, India, Tanzania, Uganda and Viet Nam;
  • 3 SEED Gender Equality Awards, for enterprises in other countries (except countries that are OECD or EU members).
Applicants can only apply to a maximum of two SEED Award categories.
For more information or to apply, please follow this link:

Job: Half the Sky- Great opportunity for social media for good writer/organizer/social media savvy

Show of Force, an award-winning New York City-based production company, is seeking an outreach and engagement coordinator to work on a high profile transmedia project on global women's rights. The coordinator will oversee the campus and community ambassador program, communicating regularly with our 1,500+ U.S. and international ambassadors, as well as liaise with our partner NGOs.

Responsibilities will include researching and implementing campaigns, writing and editing blog posts, outreach emails and social media posts, communicating with NGOs, building relationships with students through Google+ hangouts, phone calls, email, social media, etc., coordinating student events in the U.S. and abroad, and collecting data on measurable outcomes. In addition, the coordinator will likely pitch in on other components of the project, which include a new PBS documentary film series, book, games and videos.

Must have excellent communication skills, an interest in organizing and advocacy particularly relating to international development and women's rights, experience in online publishing and minimum 1-3 years of prior experience. In addition, qualified candidates will have strict attention to detail and accuracy, ability to manage ongoing projects with varying deadlines, excellent computer literacy and basic HTML skills, knowledge of WordPress and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Storify, Vine) and a bachelor's degree in any field. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and journalism experience a plus.
For more information or to apply, please follow this link:

Guide for women's rights activists, advocates and NGOs who want to use ICT in campaigning

To see the whole toolkit, follow this link:
The Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit is a new guide for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning. With the proliferation of digital tools and platforms available to activists, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start and which tools are best suited (or not) for different kinds of campaign and global contexts. This Toolkit assembles, strategies, digital tools and case studies from around the world with a critical focus on the intended strategic impact of digital campaigns.
It has been developed as part of CREA's New Voices / New Leaders: Women Building Peace and Reshaping Democracy project, supported by the FLOW Fund, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aims of this project is to promote security by combating violence against women in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharian Africa and actively involving women in processes of peace, security and reconstruction and to enhance the participation of women in politics and public administration. In the coming months the website will be translated into Arabic; Swahili; Bengali; and Hindi so please stay tuned. 
This Toolkit has been customised from an updated version of two earlier toolkits: Message in a Box and Mobiles in a Box and also features content from our 10 Tactics suite of materials for women's rights activists.
To see the whole toolkit, follow this link:

Fellowship: Community Engagement Through the Arts for US Citizens, US State Department

For more information, please visit:


Community Engagement through the Arts uses mural arts as a means for engaging youth, artists, and underserved community members in overseas communities in South and Central America and Africa to advance U.S. foreign policy by addressing a local community issue, such as women’s empowerment, HIV-AIDS prevention, social inclusion, conflict resolution, and the environment.
Working with a community to develop a tangible art work, the program reaches wide audiences, while also fostering in-depth engagement with specific groups, such as women and underserved youth. To further community engagement, the traveling American artists conduct workshops, master classes, talks, public events, and other outreach activities, in addition to designing and executing murals. 
Community Engagement through the Arts is being implemented by Meridian International.  American artists will travel abroad to Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo for one month to hold workshops that reach a new community sector each week, culminating in the implementation of a joint, collaborative mural. 


1 month

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.
Qualifying Criteria
  • Emerging, mid-career or established visual artists
  • Strong record of artistic accomplishments with some international experience
  • Relevant experience working with youth and local communities, whether in urban or rural areas
  • U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and currently residing in the U.S.
  • Record of engaging with other artists, art educators, and other community members through master classes, workshops, discussions, and other outreach activities
Additional eligibility requirements for this program may vary by country. Individuals who are interested should contact the partnering non-profit organizations, listed below, for more information.

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Job: Social Science Research Council, Program Officer/Director - Anxieties of Democracy, NY

Program Officer/Director - Anxieties of Democracy


The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications.


The SSRC invites applications for the position of Program Officer/Director for the new Anxieties of Democracy Program. The program is motivated by a deep concern about whether the core institutions of representative democracies—elections, mass media, political parties, interest groups, social movements, and, especially, legislatures—that connect citizens and civil society to the political system can capably address large problems in the public interest. The program includes both a particular focus on US democracy and a global perspective on established democracies across world regions. With the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Anxieties of Democracy Program aims to mobilize existing research; promote new research; publish and disseminate findings; forge pathways for bringing this knowledge to policy, media, and public audiences; and provide opportunities for new generations of social scientists to address how to make democracies govern more effectively. This position is for two years and is potentially renewable.


The best-qualified candidates will have a PhD in one of the social sciences or a closely related field and demonstrated achievements as a researcher. Recent PhDs may apply, but competitive candidates should demonstrate experience in collaborative work, the organization of events, and/or connection and outreach to practitioners. Ability to communicate effectively is crucial, and experience engaging both researchers and nonacademic constituencies, including funders and policymakers, is critical. Familiarity with grants administration and budgeting is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively and to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively.


The Program Officer/Director will:
  • manage the continued development and implementation of this program in collaboration with the SSRC’s President and Senior Advisor, including the development of funding proposals to support program activities;
  • engage with key members of the program’s network, especially its research planning committee, to facilitate strategic planning and oversight of program activities;
  • oversee planning for upcoming events, including conferences, workshops, and other meetings, as well as manage program budgets;
  • oversee the process and quality of publications emerging from the program as well as its online presence, which will include an interactive digital forum;
  • facilitate connections between scholars and relevant policy and media communities in order to maximize the possibilities of shaping broader public debate on how to improve the problem-solving capacities of representative democratic institutions;
  • liaise and coordinate with other SSRC departments and various organizations that are in partnership with the SSRC; and
  • handle additional responsibilities and projects as directed, depending on interest and capacity.

Terms, Salary and Benefits

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more. Provisions are made for professional staff to continue their development as social scientists while at the Council.

Application Information

For further information or to apply, please send a cover letter that includes your thoughts on how the Anxieties of Democracy program might proceed, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and the names of at least three professional colleagues who can serve as references to applications(at) Please put “Anxieties of Democracy PO/PD Search” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled but should be received by March 15, 2014, for priority consideration.
The Social Science Research Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job: Advocacy Director, Open Society Foundations, New York

Cross-posted from Open Society Foundations:

Start Date
As soon as possible
New York

Advocacy Director

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.
We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.
We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.
We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.
Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. We foster accountability for international crimes, combat racial discrimination and statelessness, support criminal justice reform, address abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, expand freedom of information and expression, and stem corruption linked to the exploitation of natural resources. Our staff is based in Abuja, Amsterdam, Bishkek, Brussels, Budapest, The Hague, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Santo Domingo, and Washington, D.C.
Purpose of PositionPart of a small senior management group reporting to the Justice Initiative executive director, the advocacy director leads a core advocacy team in surveying, identifying, prioritizing and seizing advocacy opportunities across the wide-range of justice-related activities to secure the fullest impact of the Justice Initiative’s current work. The advocacy director will provide strategic direction to the Justice Initiative’s advocacy work across all thematic fields and will support Justice Initiative staff in their development of advocacy initiatives at the international, regional and national levels. The advocacy director will collaborate with Open Society advocacy staff in Brussels, Washington, D.C., and other locations to insure that Justice Initiative advocacy complements and reinforces Open Society Foundations’ overall advocacy priorities.
Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesThis position will have the following principal responsibilities:
  • Oversee a core team of Justice Initiative advocacy officers;
  • Working closely with the executive director and other senior personnel, serve as the Justice Initiative’s senior advocacy strategist, focusing on institutional priorities and matters requiring broad collaboration among staff throughout the Justice Initiative;
  • Maintain a strategic overview of the range of Justice Initiative work, help to select core advocacy priorities, and support their consequent implementation;
  • Collaborate closely with Justice Initiative program and, where appropriate, Open Society staff in developing advocacy strategy and/or policy briefs/position papers for major justice-related initiatives including how to maximize our ability to convince targets to do what we advocate;
  • Monitor and evaluate existing advocacy efforts;
  • Mentor, advise, train, and assist Justice Initiative staff to engage effectively in justice-related advocacy, ensuring that lessons learnt are captured and shared with the Justice Initiative team and, where relevant, the broader Open Society network;
  • Monitor influential government and IGO positions on selected matters of interest; identify types of information that should be monitored;
  • Identify, cultivate, and expand a network of contacts among donors, NGOs, government officials, regional and international organizations, academics and journalists;
  • Establish and secure compliance with an internal system for efficiently managing all stages of advocacy and coordination of the work flow;
  • Coordinate and support those Justice Initiative projects that fall within the “Rule of Law” cluster by ensuring  the effective functioning of, and adequate communication among, all project teams within the cluster and the completion of projects in accordance with approved workplans and budge.
In addition, this position will be initially and primarily responsible for the following responsibilities:
  • Participation in and contribution to the Justice Initiative senior management team;
  • Representation of Justice Initiative in relevant Open Socxiety advocacy coordination efforts;
  • Strong working relationship with the Justice Initiative Communications officers.
Education / Experience
  • Advanced degree in law, international relations, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience of human rights or justice-related advocacy work, preferably at the international level;
  • Experienced manager and facilitator of participatory processes and teams; 
  • Deep experience with strategy development and execution practices—optimally from an Open Society perspective.
Skills Required
  • Demonstrated integrity, excellent judgment, and respect in his or her relationships with colleagues and grantees;
  • Excellent skills in communication, cross-cultural collaboration, team management, group facilitation, and staff development; 
  • Ability to think across initiatives and maintain a strategic perspective on choosing targets, drawing on allies and supporters, using staff resources etc.;
  • Substantive experience in shaping and leading justice reforms national, regionally and/or internationally; 
  • Capacity to foster independent and creative thinking through questions and suggestions about aims and options;
  • Astute political and institutional judgment, complimented by an ability and discipline to seek out as needed advice/information to ensure good decision making with regard to the development of realistic targets and “asks”; 
  • Strong personal commitment to the aims of the Open Society Foundations;
  • Ability to collaborate and build partnerships;
  • Demonstrated creativity, tenacious resiliency, with ability to thrive and contribute in a complex, international multicultural organization under demanding assignments;
  • Effective in working together with a wide range of colleagues in a large organization to develop effective advocacy initiatives targeting policy makers in different environments;
  • Ability to think creatively with a strong awareness of operational and reputational implications of work at country and regional levels;
  • Familiarity with advocacy counterparts at major justice and human rights organizations;
  • Strategic thinking and proven ability to seek out and create innovative solutions;
  • Proven capacity to plan, prioritize, and manage multiple demands efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment;
  • Effective team management and ability to lead teams that grow;
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills; foreign language fluency a plus.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CompensationCommensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Application InstructionsPlease email resume and cover letter with salary requirements by February 28, 2014, to: humanresources(at) Include job code in subject line: AD-OSJI.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Job: Mid-Level CVE Specialist, dTS, Arlington, VA

Job Description: Mid-Level CVE Specialist
dTS is looking for a mid-level Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) specialist who can function as a strong technical leader, act as effective manager, and possesses a strong understanding of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs. This position is a full time appointment until August 28, 2014 with the possibility of an extension.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provides home office based support in conducting literature reviews for short reports and inventories, assists the Deputy Director for CVE with the development and implementation of the project’s deliverables.
  • Possesses the ability to conduct virtual meetings and interviews with stake holders.
  • Provides field-based technical assistance in the evaluation of CVE programs.
  • Supervises local survey firms hired for data collection, data entry, data analysis, and writing sections of reports.
  • Provide home office support to team leader and program manager in locating and selecting consultants and subcontractors for implementing evaluations, write scopes of work for various evaluations and personnel, review technical deliverables from consultants.
  • Assists the CVE Director in preparing project related reports and updates to the client.
  • Provides project management support as needed.
  • Represents dTS at partner and client meetings, and other public events.
Qualifications and Education Requirement
  • Minimum of Master’s degree (completed) and 10 years of total experience, with at least 5 years as a CVE specialist with field level experience as implementing programs.
  • Possess an understanding of USG policy on countering terrorism and countering violent extremism. 
Other Requirements
  • An active secret clearance or eligibility to quickly obtain a secret clearance is required.
  • Ability to travel for about 30% of time.
How to Apply:Please send your CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to recruitment (at) onlinedts (dot) com.

Job: Deputy Director for Countering Violent Extremism, dTS, Arlington, VA

Job Description: Deputy Director for Countering Violent Extremism
dTS is looking for a Deputy Director for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) who can function as strong technical leader, effective manager, and has very good understanding of the client (Department of State) and CVE programs. This position is a full time appointment until August 28, 2014 with the possibility of an extension.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • The Deputy Director for CVE will provide technical oversight and quality assurance for the design and implementation of a countering violent extremism evaluation.
  • The Deputy Director, working under the direction of the Project Director, will provide the project team with subject-matter expertise in CVE programming with the goal of ensuring CVE expertise is reflected in the project’s evaluability assessments, country based evaluation plans, project summative findings, and recommendations.
  • The Deputy Director will provide field based technical assistance, which will include assisting with the design and implementation of evaluations with sampling and data collection methods, assisting with the management and training of local survey firms for data collection & data entry, providing data analysis, and writing sections of reports.
  • Provide home office based support in conducting elaborate literature reviews to prepare short reports and inventories, assist the Project Director and Deputy Director for Evaluations in designing evaluation plans, questionnaires, and conduct virtual meetings and interviews with stake holders and analyzing and reporting on the findings.
  • Provide home office support to team leader and program manager in locating and selecting consultants and subcontractors for implementing evaluations, write scopes of work for various evaluations and personnel, review technical deliverables from consultants.
  • Assist the project team with preparing project related reports and updates to the client.
  • Provide project management support as needed.
  • Represent dTS at partner and client meetings, and other public events.
Qualifications and Education Requirement:
  • Master’s degree required in relevant field of study.
  • At least 15 years of experience with substantial experience focused on designing, directing, managing, implementing or evaluating projects aimed to address violent extremism, radicalization, counterterrorism, conflict/post-conflict, or related fields.
  • Strong understanding of USG policy on countering terrorism and countering violent extremism.
  • Experience working on Department of State and USAID projects.
Other Requirements:
  • An active secret clearance or eligibility to quickly obtain a secret clearance is required.
  • Ability to travel internationally as part of evaluation teams for approximately 30% of the time.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to recruitment (at) onlinedts (dot) com.

Job: Country Team Lead, dTS, Arlington, VA

Job Description: Country Team Lead dTS is recruiting Country Team Lead to provide direction, leadership, and technical oversight for a country level evaluation. This contract is for the US Department of State Countering Violent Extremism Evaluation Project. The project country will be selected from one of three target regions: South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
The individual will provide technical direction, management, and supervision of a team of approximately three (3) expat staff, a local survey firm, and a local administrative assistant. The duration will be full time for approximately three (3) months.
This position requires that the candidate have U.S. Citizenship and be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance (or have an active one or one which is inactive but which can be activated quickly). Preference is given to those who already have an active clearance.
Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the implementation of a country level evaluation designed by dTS home office staff.
  • Manage and supervise the country team, which will include expatriate consultants and local consultants.
  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of assigned deliverables.
  • Serve as the face of dTS to country-level stakeholders and client’s representatives.
  • Consult and work with dTS administration and practice staff to smoothly implement the evaluation.
 Qualifications and Education Requirement: 
  • A Masters degree in international relations, economics, survey/statistical methods, international development, public diplomacy, sociology or related fields.
  • At least 15 years of experience conducting evaluations funded by DOS, USAID, or other relevant USG units. At least five (5) years of experience conducting evaluation teams.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance. Having an active/inactive clearance that can be activated quickly is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), data spreadsheets and statistical packages like STATA or SPSS.
  • Experience working, living and/or staffing programs in conflict affected countries in South Asian or North African countries.
  • Has provided direction, management, and supervision of a team of no less than 12 full-time staff at dTS, two sub-contractors, and several short-term consultants.
  • French or Arabic an advantage but not required.
How to Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter with the position title in the subject line to recruitment (at) onlinedts (dot) com.

Job: UNEP Risoe Centre (URC) on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development- Climate Change Experts - Climate Resilient Development

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The UNEP Risoe Centre (URC) on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development is a leading international research and advisory centre on energy, climate and sustainable development. We work in close partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and have project activities in more than 50 developing countries. URC collaborates with a large number of international and government and research institutions, especially in developing countries. The successful candidates will join an international team over 50professionals in an interdisciplinary work environment.

The Climate Resilient Development Programme, with a current staff of 10, is seeking two new climate change experts to contribute to research, methodology development, capacity building and implementation of projects, actions and strategies that enhance the climate resilience of developing countries.

Work areas: The advisors/senior advisors will join the Programme's work particularly in the areas of:
  • Integrating climate change challenges in national, sectoral and local development planning and policies: Including developing and testing models for private sector financing and engagement in adaptation projects and policies, integrated analysis of vulnerability, adaptation and development, and interrelationships between development, mitigation and adaptation.
  • Economics of climate change impacts and adaptation: Including assessment of avoided damage costs and social costs and benefits of climate change adaptation under risk and uncertainty.
  • Technologies for adaptation: Including methodological guidance and building national capacity related to development, deployment, adoption, diffusion and transfer of technologies for adaptation in developing countries, in support of the Technology Needs Assessment project and in the context of the Climate Technology Centre and Network.
The successful candidates should have a degree in economics or other relevant discipline, at Ph.D. level or equivalent. Positions are open for both senior candidates with several years of relevant working experience as well as more junior applicants. Relevant experience would comprise working in one or more developing regions within the topical areas mentioned above, as well as demonstrated ability to develop and initiate new projects in co-operation with international and developing country institutions. Experience with the UN system and insight into adaptation aspects of the international climate change negotiations is an advantage. The working language at URC is English.

We offer
An exciting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with room for both professional and personal development. The Centre will in 2014 move into the new UN City building located in the harbour area of Copenhagen.

Terms of employment:
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. Individual supplements will be negotiated along with travel and expatriation allowances. Contracts are offered initially for a two-year term with possibility of extension.

Please submit your online application no later than 2 March 2014 CET. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file (upload the file under “attach CV”). The file must include:
  • Application
  • CV, full personal data including three references
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • Clear indication of contact points
Further information

Information about URC activities and practical information about the positions and employment conditions are available at

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

UNEP Risoe Centre is a leading international research and advisory centre on energy, climate and sustainable development located in the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark. The centre is part of DTU Management Engineering. We work in close partnership with UNEP and collaborate with a large number international and government and research institutions, especially in developing countries. The successful candidates will join an international team of more than 50 professionals in an interdisciplinary work environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 9,000 students are educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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Job: Election-related Conflict Prevention Specialist ( National or International) - Tanzania and Zanzibar

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Tanzania has held four credible general elections since the reintroduction of multi-party politics in 1992. Citizens and the government are eager to maintain this track record and to further strengthen democratic practice in Tanzania. Looking to the 2015 general election, government has undertaken early and comprehensive preparations for the electoral processes. Since receipt of official requests for UN assistance to the election cycle leading to the 2015 general election from the National Election Commission (NEC) and Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC), a UN Needs Assessment Mission recommended the development of a project in support of the national efforts.
In addition, in 2014 the United Republic of Tanzania will likely conduct a first national referendum on a new constitution. The EMBs and other stakeholders in preparing for these critical events have requested the assistance of UNDP to provide technical support to the preparation and execution of this referendum.
To these ends, the Democratic Empowerment Project is a four year (2013-2016) UNDP, UN One Fund and other donor-funded project with the overall aim of contributing to Tanzania’s UNDAP’s Outcome 7: i.e. “Key institutions of democracy, (i.e. EMBs, etc.) effectively implement their election and political functions”. UN Women and UNESCO are implementing partners in a One UN Country Team context.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake consultations with elections stakeholders, mainly located in Dar es Salaam and on Zanzibar, and conduct a needs assessment related to election-related peace-building and conflict reduction;
  • Based on the needs assessment, develop a strategy and action plan for police training, community dialogues and other measures to be undertaken to help build peace and prevent election-related conflict in Tanzania in the 2014 and 2015 pre-election and general election period;
  • The result will be a report documenting the findings and presenting a Strategy and an Action Plan to UNDP and Government. This effort will be nationwide in scope; however special attention will be placed on regions/areas that have been prone to election-related/other politically-related violence in the recent past, including (inter alia) Zanzibar, Arusha, Mtwara and Dar es Salaam;
  • In these areas, special attention will be given to identifying opportunities for and making recommendations regarding community-based, youth-focused, political party engagement and other approaches to enhance dialogues and other conflict prevention measures, including police training;
  • The Strategy document and Action Plan will draw on the reports and recommendations of the UN conflict prevention expert deployed in Zanzibar in advance of the 2010 general election, as well as a mapping and analysis study conducted in 2011.


Functional competencies:
  • Expertise and proven experience in conflict prevention in Africa;
  • Understanding of electoral processes including stakeholders and Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in Tanzania
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and effectively implement activities;
  • Ability to coordinate and work in teams under pressure as well as in complex environments;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and sensitivity and adaptation.
Corporate competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, development, political sciences.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in international development including experience with elections, electoral security, prevention/mitigation of political and social conflict related to the electoral cycle.
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated extensive experience in conflict prevention policy development, programming and advocacy related to the electoral cycle;
  • Demonstrated substantive experience in security sector governance and collaboration among/between security services and electoral management bodies, reconciliation & dialogue, voter/civic education, engaging men and boys in prevention of gender based violence, community security and social cohesion;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting conflict, political economy and governance analysis and in designing and managing multi-stakeholder participatory conflict analysis processes and methodologies;
  • Nuanced knowledge of conflict analysis tools and methodologies;
  • Track record of building good working relationships with government counterparts.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the gender aspects of peace and conflict through programming or research;
  • Demonstrated experience in mainstreaming gender and human rights in projects.
  • A high level of written and spoken English is essential;
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili an asset.
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Job - Director, PhD Program in International Conflict Management Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University in suburban metropolitan Atlanta is now accepting applications for a twelve-month Director of the interdisciplinary PhD Program in International Conflict Management (, who also qualifies as a tenurable Associate or Full Professor. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Director will lead the Program in developing an expanded research profile and delivering high-quality scholarly and practitioner training. The academic appointment will be a dual appointment between the Ph.D. Program and the appropriate department. The Director will be responsible for managing the program budget, supervising faculty, teaching in the program, recruiting and advising graduate students, and working collaboratively with other departments. The successful candidate must have the following: earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in a relevant discipline or field; outstanding record of scholarship; and administrative experience, preferably in a university or other research setting. Additional preferences include: relevant practitioner experience; experience mentoring junior researchers; success in generating and administering external funding; and experience leading in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment. Candidates should submit a letter of application; current CV; list of names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references; and unofficial graduate transcripts. The position begins July 1, 2014. Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by March 21, 2014. For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.

Call for applications: English-Language Teachers -- Nukanti Foundation | Destination: Colombia | Deadline: February 28, 2014

Call for applications: English Teaching Volunteer in Colombia
Organization: Nukanti Foundation
Position: English Teaching Volunteer
Worksite: Colombia, Risaralda Department
Type: Volunteer position (food, accommodation and internal travel costs will be covered)
Length of project: 13 months (includes three months of vacation in July, December and January)
Dates of project: April 1st, 2014 – April 30th, 2015 (shorter terms will also be considered)
Supervisor: Colombia Director

Founded in 2008, the Nukanti Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to leveraging sports and the arts as tools for engaging, educating, and empowering youth. Our programs offer skills development in critical thinking, conflict resolution, problem solving, personal wellness, cross-cultural communication, community building, and social entrepreneurship.

The 2013 recipient of Beyond Sport’s Sport for Conflict Resolution and a finalist for Peace and Sport’s 2013 NGO of the Year award, Nukanti operates chapters in Brazil, Colombia, Morocco, UK, and USA. We serve youth in communities working to address the social impacts of long-standing conflict, poverty, and human-rights violations.

Nukanti is looking for 24 volunteers that are willing to make a difference supporting an English education project in rural Colombia between April 2014 and April 2015. The local government of Risaralda will cover the costs of food, accommodation and internal work-related travels.

In this role, the volunteers will act as representatives of the Nukanti Foundation and the local government of Risaralda. The selected volunteers will represent the organization, so they will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. The volunteers will be expected to respect and comply with local laws and customs as well as the Nukanti Foundation’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and at all in-country venues.

Position Description:
The selected volunteers will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on, on-the-ground experience in the education sector with one of the most dynamic and impactful organizations operating today.
  • The volunteers will work with students and teachers in the rural areas of Colombia’s central Risaralda Department – assisting in classes and after-school activities in order to improve the English language skills of both students and local English teachers.
  • The volunteers will be involved in revising English teaching curricula in cooperation with local education authorities.
  • This way the volunteers will contribute to the project’s overall objective of enhancing local youth’s prospects of higher education and future employment in order for them to overcome typical socio-economic restrictions of rural Colombia.

Learning Objectives:
Engaging in this project, the volunteers will receive a broad learning experience that will enable them to develop a range of abilities critical to working in the sectors of Education and Development Cooperation:
  • For volunteers considering a professional career in education/teaching this position offers an excellent chance to gain practical work experience abroad in a challenging but inspiring environment.
  • Working with an international organization like Nukanti Foundation, the volunteers will learn how to interact in a multicultural and multilingual context, while improving their social skills and knowledge of foreign languages – crucial for working in non-government organizations, nonprofits, civil society institutions, and international positions in the public and private sectors.
  • In addition, the volunteers will have the privilege of gaining an insight into Colombia’s fascinating culture and meet the country’s warm-hearted people.

Candidate Attributes:
  • All volunteers are required to be English native speakers.
  • Previous experiences in volunteer work abroad and/or education/teaching are beneficial but not necessarily required.
  • Basic Spanish is beneficial but not necessarily required. It will make it easier for the volunteers to integrate in the local community.

Living Conditions:
The Risaralda department is part of Colombia’s beautiful Coffee Region, offering a pleasant climate and rich nature while being located in between the country’s cultural and economic centers -- the capital of Bogota and the second largest city of Medellin.

Colombia is working to resolve a long-standing civil conflict between the established government and the guerrilla rebel forces known for committing or funding extreme acts of violence. Despite this conflict, security has improved recently: the two sides are negotiating a peace treaty to end of violence and instability. Travel throughout the country is most easily done by bus or plane. Since the cost of living is low by US and European standards, it is possible to live comfortably on a low budget.

Volunteer Responsibilities:
The selected volunteers are responsible for covering all costs associated with:
  • International travel (to and from Colombia).
  • Visa requirements.
  • Personal medical and life insurance.
  • Vacation travel and entertainment expenses.

Project Details:
For the duration of the project, the volunteers will receive:
  • Accommodation with a host family.
  • Coverage of the costs of food and of internal travels they have to undertake while on the job.
  • The organization will not cover the costs of food, accommodation and travels during the vacation months of July, December and January.

Application Process:
Please submit (in English) – by February 28, 2014 – your curriculum vitae and a letter (not to exceed 750 words) explaining why you want to be part of this project, how you can add value to it and how this will help advance your goals in terms of professional and personal development. Please also provide the names and contact details for at least one non-personal reference.

Please submit these materials via email – with the subject heading “Volunteer submission: English teacher in Colombia’s Coffee Region” to:

You can also submit questions about this opportunity to the email provided above.

2014 CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Benin - Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Guinea - Liberia - Niger - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone

OSIWA seeks proposals aimed at achieving the following specific objectives in the priority countries listed beside each objective:

· Improve quality and conduct of elections (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal);
· Increase effectiveness of Parliaments (Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone);
· Enhance Citizens’ participation in Local Governance and Decentralization (Liberia, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone);
· Ensure Natural Resource Management frameworks are effective (Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone);
· Support alternative means for Anti-Corruption enforcement (Benin, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal);
· Enhance social demand for accountability and effective public service delivery especially in health and education sectors (Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone);
· Enhance citizenship rights and social cohesion (Region wide);
· Reduce the impact of Drug Trafficking on Governance (Region wide);
· Effectively strengthen prevention and information systems to reduce Militancy and Violence (Mali, Niger, Nigeria);
· Promote the rights of women, youth, vulnerable groups and differently-abled persons (Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone);
· Improve criminal and administration of Justice (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal);
· Address the challenges and potentials of International Criminal Justice for legal accountability (Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone);
· Ensure inclusive constitutional review processes (Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone); and
· Promote access to Information and Media Freedom (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone)

The detailed OSIWA strategy is available at Our Strategy.
OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, it provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transfer knowledge to local groups they partner with. It provides grants to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in its core priorities areas. OSIWA requires all organizations seeking funding to submit a completed application form, budget, work plan monitoring and evaluation framework and other relevant documents including leadership information (list of Board members, trustees and management), staff who will be involved in the project, proof of registration and banking details. Applications that are not submitted with all the relevant documentation will be delayed.
Submission and Deadlines
Proposals should be sent directly to: and will be accepted until May 30th 2014.
OSIWA encourages the early submission of proposals. Submitted proposals will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The time required to review a proposal varies according to the complexity of the proposal, the problem being addressed, and the number of proposals being reviewed. Generally, it can take up to three months from the time a proposal is received to the actual award of a grant, although OSIWA strives to be as expeditious as possible in its review of inquiries and proposals. Please keep this in mind when planning.
Access the Application Documents
Download the 2014 Call for Proposals

Job: Conciliation Resources is hiring a Caucasus Projects Manager

Job: Conciliation Resources is hiring a Caucasus Projects Manager

Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace. We are currently recruiting for one opportunity:
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Caucasus Projects Manager

  • Full-time (37.5 hours), permanent contract
  • Location: London-based, frequent travel
  • Salary: £40,040 (possibly more for an exceptional candidate) plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9am (UK time) Tuesday 4 March 2014
  • Interviews: Friday 7 March 2014
The Caucasus Projects Manager will oversee our work on the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, including managing the implementation of Conciliation Resources' projects in the EPNK consortium (European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh) and developing our future work in the Nagorny Karabakh context. Regular travel (approximately three months a year) is required to coordinate work in the field and provide support and oversight to partner organisations.
The successful candidate will have proven experience of project management as well as working with a wide range of actors, including local partner organisations. The Caucasus Projects Manager should have a sound understanding of the South Caucasus region, experience working on peacebuilding, development or human rights and experience in engaging with policymakers. Fluency in spoken and written English and Russian is essentia

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2014 Call for Nominations: Nominate a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow for 2014

The Social Innovation Fellows Program serves visionary change agents who are incubating high-potential new solutions to pressing national, regional and global challenges. Our program is designed to provide a powerful toolkit for creating real and lasting impact. Fellows also gain increased visibility, access to a year-round community of peers in many sectors and a world-class network of experts and supporters.

The program is highly selective, with 10 to 12 Social Innovation Fellows chosen annually from among hundreds of nominations. Fellows work toward positive social impact through a variety of approaches, for example:
  • Platforms: Transformational tools that can be put to work in many different settings worldwide.
  • Models: Effective new ways of getting a crucial solution, service or human right to where it is most needed.
  • Design for Impact: Generating the right new ideas, and making sure they create real benefit.
Before submitting a nomination, please read carefully the following priorities. We are seeking candidates who:
  • Work with highly disruptive breakthrough innovations to solve previously intractable problems.
  • Work in critical fields such as livelihoods, energy, green technology, healthcare, environment, performing arts, water, education and other areas with significant social impacts.
  • Have a positive track record as leaders in social innovation.
  • Work in organizations that are well positioned for growth and high impact.
  • Are passionate leaders with a great potential for collaboration and success.
Fellows may be working within various economic models – for-profit companies, not-for-profit organizations, hybrid efforts and open-source platforms. Fellows come from a wide range of geographies, and may be working to solve challenges within the United States and/or in other countries around the world.
Candidates must be nominated through the online nomination form, available at
Fellows may be nominated by another individual or organization, self-nominated, or nominated from within the PopTech network. Nominations are open through April 1, 2014.

Job: UNICEF, Education Specialist (Global Partnership for Education), P-4, New York

Education Specialist (Global Partnership for Education), P-4, New York
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Vacancy No:  E-VN-2014-000246
Duty Station:  New York
Country:  United States of America
Region:  NY HQ
Job LevelP-4
Application Close27-Feb-14
Contract TypeLong-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
Under the overall guidance of the Senior Education Adviser, Education Section, the incumbent is responsible for management and coordination of UNICEF contributions to the Global Partnership for Education processes.
Key Expected Results
1. Coordinates and provides support to Regional and Country offices on their participation in the GPE, including the provision of guidance on the entire GPE process from application for funding, proposal development and implementation and follow-up. This includes liaison with the Senior Advisor responsible for access/OOSC and COs to ensure consistency in dealing with EAC and GPE and overlapping results are achieved.  Liaises extensively with Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Office (PARMO) to ensure provision of quality technical support to countries and accurate budget and funding monitoring and management.

End Result(s): UNICEF ROs/COs engagement in GPE processes at the country level strengthened.

2. Facilitates communication and information exchange between GPE Secretariat and UNICEF HQ, Regional and
Country Offices. Provides technical inputs into key GPE documents, and provides management support and coordinates UNICEF`s inputs into high-level conferences and events, to ensure UNICEF`s positions are accurately represented, promoted and advocated for through different GPE structures and processes including the Board, FAC, different Working Groups and GRA. Works closely with Education Section nominated focal points so that UNICEF`s contribution to GPE`s Implementation plan is timely, strategic and good quality.

End Result(s): On-time, high-quality, accurate information generated and shared between UNICEF HQ/RO/CO and GPE partners. UNICEF`s positions and inputs into the partnership process accurately communicated through the partnership networks.

3. Maintains a comprehensive database of reports, good practices, lessons, policy, and programme innovations on GPE for internal dissemination.  Maintains a knowledge bank of informational assets and facilitate the dissemination of information using various channels for use by a variety of audiences to inform programming, policy and advocacy work.  Ensure research findings are communicated to UNICEF and other development partners, so as to strengthen the evidence-based programming.

End Result(s):  UNICEF staff and partners access to a rich and up-to-date knowledge base with external policies, programmes and initiatives that affect the education and equity agenda.

4. Facilitates seamless linkages between Office of the Deputy Executive Director and UNICEF HQ offices on GPE processes. Contribute to the establishment of guidelines and systems to ensure greater co-ordination among the various UNICEF offices engaged in GPE. Provides management support to the DED`s office as needed in the execution of their leadership functions within GPE.

End Result(s): Effective coordination mechanisms between various UNICEF HQ offices established. DED`s office adequately supported for effective leadership role in GPE.
Support the overall work of the education section through the provision of high quality briefings; representing UNICEF at relevant internal and external meetings; providing inputs into the work of others, and ensuring priority messages on education are effectively and consistently communicated.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
- Advanced University degree (Master`s or equivalent) in Education or other Social Sciences; or in other related technical fields.*

- Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, across education and other related fields. Experience in national education planning and understanding of education budgeting and statistics preferred.

- Fluency in English and another UN language.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

- Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

- Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

- Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

- Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

- Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

- Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

- Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.