CONVOCATORIA PÚBLICA!

25 02 2009

FUNCEJI ANUNCIA POSICIONES DISPONIBLES PARA SU EQUIPO DE TRABAJO.

 

(Santo Domingo – 25 de Febrero de 2009) – La Fundación Comunidad Esperanza & Justicia Internacional, Inc. (FUNCEJI) dejó formalmente abierta la convocatoria que hace para cubrir dos vacantes para aquellos(as) interesados(as) en formar parte de su equipo de trabajo.

 

Durante 2008, la FUNCEJI decidió reestructurar sus áreas de trabajo y determinó que sus actividades se circunscribirían a tres ejes específicos: Educación, Relaciones Internacionales y Derechos Humanos. En este sentido, se abren vacantes para colaboradores que se encarguen de apoyar a los coordinadores de dos de las áreas descritas anteriormente.

 

La FUNCEJI es una Organización de Desarrollo Internacional sin fines de lucro que tiene por objeto elaborar y aplicar estrategias que proporcionen a los jóvenes un trabajo digno y productivo; promover la igualdad entre los géneros y la autonomía de la mujer como medios eficaces de combatir la pobreza y el hambre; promover la democracia y fortalecer el imperio del derecho internacional y el respeto de todos los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales internacionalmente reconocidas, crear conciencia y fomentar la esperanza y la justicia a nivel nacional .

 

El proceso queda abierto desde la publicación del presente documento y finalizará el 11 del mes de marzo del presente año. Todos los(as) aspirantes deberán leer con detenimiento los Términos de Referencia (TDR’s) que acompañan esta convocatoria y recordar que la FUNCEJI es una institución sin ánimos de lucro, y que no percibe ninguna contribución/compensación por sus actividades (sino que es sostenida por sus miembros).

 

Luego de asimilar los detalles, requisitos y compensaciones descritas en los TDR’s, el(a) aspirante deberá remitir un ensayo de postulación, en el cual explique detalladamente cada uno de los puntos de los requisitos y que justifique porque debería ser electo(a). Junto a esto deberá remitirse el Currículum Vitae a la dirección electrónica funceji.adm@gmail.com.

 

Sólo se contactará a los(as) candidatos(as) que resulten preseleccionados para concertar una entrevista. Luego del referido encuentro se notificará la decisión. El proceso (desde el momento de remisión de los documentos) durará aproximadamente tres semanas.

 

Las solicitudes sólo se recibirán de manera electrónica y no se aceptará ningún contacto telefónico y/o presencial. Violar ésta norma, derivará en la descalificación automática del(a) candidato(a).

 

Si desea información adicional, puede encontrarla en nuestra página web y en el documento anexo a éste texto.

ANEXO

 

 TÉRMINOS DE REFERENCIA PARA VACANTES DE AREAS DE TRABAJO





Human Rights Advocacy & Globalization at Columbia University

25 02 2009

 

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a capacity building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of proven human rights defenders from the Global South and marginalized communities in the United States.
HRAP’s current focus has emerged in recent years as a response to the negative effects of globalization on those with the least access to decision-making processes. Given their physical and symbolic distance from centers of power, grassroots leaders are typically unable to lobby for equitable outcomes from global policymakers.
The design of HRAP is intended to help level the playing field for those lacking the access and relevant skills or knowledge to lobby effectively for their causes. The Program provides advanced training, support, and networking opportunities to respected human rights leaders. The focus is both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples.
Program Focus
Since 2004, HRAP has concentrated its support on individuals and organizations that address issues broadly related to globalization.
The four-month intensive capacity building program based at Columbia University in New York focuses on the following key issue areas:
  • Environmental injustice
  • Labor rights violations
  • Ramifications of resource extraction
  • Public health crises
  • Unsustainable development
  • Intolerance, xenophobia, and social exclusion

Special attention is given to the above issues and their intersection with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, and/or other sources of marginalization.

Strategy
To meet HRAP’s goals, Advocates are expected to participate fully in the offerings provided by HRAP, including:

  • Skills workshops on advocacy planning and strategies, fundraising, press and media, and building sustainable organizations;
  • Columbia University courses on human rights, public health, the environment, development, and labor rights;
  • Meetings and networking opportunities with NGO staff, activists, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and academics.

Timing and Commitment
The HRAP will begin in the latter half of August and run until mid-December 2009. To be considered, participants must commit to full preparation for and complete engagement in the Program.

About the Center for the Study of Human Rights
Since its establishment at Columbia University in 1978, the Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) has been committed to its core goals of providing human rights education to Columbia students, fostering innovative interdisciplinary academic research, and offering its expertise in international capacity building to human rights leaders and organizations.

CSHR actively works to ensure that local peoples and human rights advocates are included in the political and economic policy decisions that affect their lives.

By convening faculty, students, and human rights leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, CSHR creates an environment in which research, education, and international outreach contribute to the establishment of a more just and equitable world.

Admissions Information

Selection of Participants
The HRAP focuses on human rights and globalization. The Program is designed for experienced lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability.

Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights and globalization, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students or government officials will not be considered.
Advocates must originate from and reside in either the Global South or the United States. Fluency in English is required. Preference is given to those who have not previously had such opportunities to travel and study internationally.

Advocates must secure institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program.

Funding
CSHR makes every effort to provide full fellowships to cover program costs as well as travel and housing. A reasonable stipend is also provided to cover basic costs. CSHR staff will work with interested candidates who have been waitlisted for the Program to identify potential funding sources in cases where CSHR does not yet have the resources to provide a full fellowship.

Application
All items must be received by the application deadline. Applications may be sent by fax, email, or post. Applicants should take into consideration the time it takes for international mail to arrive. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants are strongly encouraged to send materials electronically or by fax to avoid the high costs associated with private, express mail services.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants are asked to complete the application in its entirety. Please complete all sections. All requested information should be typed or clearly printed in English.

Upon receipt of a completed application, a confirmation will be sent to the applicant. While every effort will be made to notify applicants of any missing materials, due to the high volume of applications, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received by the deadline.

Application Checklist
Before you submit your application to CSHR, please check the following required materials to be sure your application is complete:

  • Section A: Personal Data
  • Section B: Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Section C: Institutional Statement of Support
  • Section D: Letters of Recommendation

Submitting Application Materials
This form should be sent using the “Submit” button below or the “Submit” button on the last page. Additional information is available at http://hrap.hrcolumbia.org/application or Click here to download application form

Other materials may be sent by email (preferred), fax, or mail to:
hradvocates@columbia.edu; Fax: +1 212.851.1654
Human Rights Advocates Program Center for the Study of Human Rights Columbia University 91 Claremont Ave, 7th Floor Tower New York
, NY 10027 USA , Tel: +1 212.854.3014





International Courses at United Nations University

25 02 2009

 

The UNU International Courses (UNU/IC) are organized annually for a select group of postgraduate students and professionals in various occupations (with a college or university degree) in Japan and abroad who wish to pursue careers in international fields in public-service or private organizations, including the United Nations, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations, as well as national foreign service organizations. The courses are designed to provide analyses of global issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.
United Nations University will organize the tenth regular session of its six-week UNU International Courses at UNU Centre in Tokyo, Japan, from 11 May through 19 June.
Core Course
UN System: Pressing Issues and Sustainable Solutions
Optional Courses
  • Peace and Human Rights
  • Global Change and Sustainability
  • International Development and Cooperation

Core Course: This is compulsory for all students. There shall be one lecture of 120-minute duration (60 minutes of lecture and 60 minutes of Q&A) and two sessions of tutorials of 90-minute duration per session.

Optional Sessions: Students are allowed to choose one or two courses. There will be eighteen 90-minute sessions per course (three sessions per week over the six-week course period). The courses will involve considerable reading and study, but will be scheduled to allow students to have sufficient preparatory and review time for each session.

Fellowships
Participants from developing countries* who take two courses (Core and an Optional Course) and who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance are invited to apply for a limited number of UNU full and partial fellowships.

Downdload documentation

Please direct all inquiries to:
UNU International CoursesThe United Nations University Headquarters5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, JapanTel: +81-(0)3-3499-2811Fax: +81-(0)3-3499-2828
E-mail: Wilma James, james@hq.unu.edu

Moreinfo: http://www.unu.edu/ic/





International Summer School on Human Rights

25 02 2009

 

We are pleased to inform that the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing the 20th International Summer School on Human Rights. The School will be held in Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland, between 20 and 27 June.

The School is intended for human rights activists, university teachers and representatives of institutions from all levels of public administration dealing with human rights issues from Central, Eastern European and CIS countries. We regret to inform you that our offer is limited only to those who have not yet participated in our Summer or Winter Schools. The program is open to university graduates or final-year university students. Our program combines lectures and workshops on the historical and philosophical background of human rights, domestic and international systems of human rights protection as well as the applicability of rights of primary importance (see programme attached). The lectures will be given by renowned professors, university teachers and experts in the field of human rights and international law. English and Russian are the working languages of our Summer School. The ability to communicate freely in one of the above is required.

Participants (65 people in total) will be chosen by a selection committee on a competitive basis. Out of 65 participants, 30 can attend the School free of charge (organizers will cover accommodation in double rooms and meals during the course).

The other 35 people may participate in the School under the condition that they cover expenses themselves (please see the application form).

Lectures and workshops, translation of classes, educational materials, medical insurance while on the territory of Poland are free of charge to all participants provided that they attend all classes.

Travel costs, visa expenses, accommodation and meals during travel will not be covered.

Participants may try to obtain a grant from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights for the partial reimbursement of travel costs to Poland, if necessary.

Should you be interested in our offer, please submit an application pack consisting of:
  • a one-page curriculum vitae
  • a letter of reference from your organization/employer
Click here to download programme and Click here to download Application form are in the attachment.

Please send the application pack by e-mail to 20summer@hfhrpol.waw.pl, or by post to:

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
11 Zgoda str. 00‑018 Warsaw, POLAND

The closing date for Summer School applications is 21 February. Only complete applications containing all required information will be eligible for admission. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by 8 May.





International Master in Rural Development scholarship

25 02 2009

Are you a Bachelor/Master interested in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics ?
Interested in a multi-disciplinary and mobile training in Europe, on a EU scholarship ?
Are you seeking a further specialisation through an International Masters Degree ?
Then this is the opportunity for you !

The joint International Master in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the European Erasmus Mundus program, offers the opportunity to study the European vision on rural development in its diversity of approaches and applications.
The objective is to train specialists in integrated rural development, focussed on socio-economic and institutional aspects, not only from the European Union but also from developed, developing and transition countries outside the European Union through a 2 year master program (120 ECTS) jointly organised by seven European leading institutes in agricultural economics and rural development.
The Master program is offered by Ghent University (Belgium), Agrocampus Ouest (France), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), the University of Cordoba (Spain), in collaboration with Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) and the University of Pisa (Italy).
The methodology consists of a combination of basic and specialised training in technical, economic and social sciences, a case study of one month, an individual master thesis and a high extent of student and scholar mobility.
Objective
One of the Erasmus Mundus programme’s objectives is to encourage and enable highly qualified graduates and scholars from all over the world to obtain qualifications and/or experience in the European Union. Therefore scholarships are granted to highly qualified third-country scholars (definition see below) to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the institutions organising the International MSc in Rural Development.
Erasmus Mundus and IMRD consider as Third country nationals NOT from the 27 EU Member States, the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), or the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Croatia, Turkey and FYROM) or people who have NOT resided or carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than 12 months over the past five years in any of the above countries.
Selection Criteria for scholars
For the academic year, 3 places for third-country scholars were granted a scholarship within the framework of the IMRD. The duration of the visit of the scholar is maximum 3 months. In order to ensure a geographical balance across third-country scholars but without prejudice to the respect of high academic standards, each selected third-country scholar should come from a different country.
The selection of grantees is a competitive process based on the academic performance and credentials of the candidates, in order to guarantee the selection of high-quality scholars. Only third-country scholars who have outstanding academic and/or professional experience are eligible for a scholarship position within the Erasmus Mundus framework. They will be selected on basis of an existing match between competences offered and needed, within basic and specialised modules on offer in each institute. The scholars should agree on terms of reference stipulated by the international management board.
Grants
The Erasmus Mundus program of the European Commission made grants available to IMRD for an average of three third-country scholars per year, for a maximum period of 3 months. For the moment there is no guarantee yet that grants will be available for the academic year. Scholars can apply. When the confirmation from the Erasmus Mundus program commission at the EU reaches IMRD, the decision will be communicated to the scholars.
Scholarships are paid through the IMRD consortium and after arrival in Europe. The fee for scholars in the last years was 4000 € per month, and an additional one payment of 1.000 € for travel expenses. The grant covers all costs of travel (to and within Europe), subsistence, insurance, etc. No additional financial support is offered by any of the IMRD partners for travel, accommodation, local expenses, transport etc.
Integration in the programme
Each of the four core partner institutes (Ghent University, Belgium; Agrocampus Ouest, France; Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany and Cordoba University, Spain) invites per year at least one non-EU country specialist in rural development. This interaction is considered very relevant to allow for the diffusion of the European model of Rural Development and to open the possibility of increasing interaction among EU and non-EU countries with respect to research, practices and policies of rural development. The language of work will be English.
The scholar will be integrated in the department organising the IMRD programme at the hosting university, but it is encouraged to visit several institutes during the visiting period. Scholars will assist in the following ways:
  • to lecture IMRD and other students in rural development on a specific topic and during a specific time period to be agreed upon, corresponding to the scholar’s field of expertise and availability,
  • to assist in the preparation, development and/or implementation of a practical seminar or case study organised for IMRD and other students in rural development,
  • to conduct a conference or lecture for IMRD students and their teaching staff in any of the seven partner institutes,
  • to explore potential collaboration between the IMRD consortium and the home university of the scholar,
  • possibly to assist in supervising and evaluating dissertations of IMRD students related to the scholar’s field of expertise.

Applications
Scholars can either apply directly to the IMRD consortium or be invited by a member of the international management board. The scholars should agree on the terms of reference stipulated by the managing board (see ‘integration in the program’ above).

An application consisting of a motivational letter (pointing out the potential contribution to research and education in rural development) and an extensive CV (stating publication records, research activities, etc.) should be sent to the IMRD secretariat (see contact details). The letter should also state the period in which the scholar is available.

The Management Board of the IMRD consortium will select the scholars to be invited, using a competitive process on the basis of the academic performance and credentials of the candidates, their potential contribution to research and education within the IMRD framework, potential partnerships with the home university of the scholar, and a geographical beneficial mix.

Contact
IMRD secretariat
imrd@ugent.be
Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Agricultural Economics
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
BELGIUM

Moreinfo: http://www.imrd.ugent.be/index.asp





MA Human Rights Practice Scholarship

25 02 2009

 

Erasmus Mundus integrated masters degree programmes give students the opportunity to study at a variety of institutions across Europe. Scholarships are available to help fund postgraduate study for those coming to study from outside Europe.
Erasmus Mundus aims to improve the quality of higher education in Europe and to promote intercultural understanding with third countries. Erasmus Mundus supports high-quality masters programmes in Europe to promote the EU as an international centre of excellence in learning.
  • Programme length: two years, full-time
  • Programme start date: last week of August
  • Number of places: 35
  • Number of credits: 240
  • Award: The final degree is a joint award from Roehampton University, Göteborgs Universitet and Universitetet I Tromsø.
  • Locations:
    Year one, Semester one: Göteborgs Universitet (Göteborg, Sweden)
    Year two, Semester two: Roehampton University (London, UK)
    Year two, Semester one: Universitetet I Tromsø (Tromsø, Norway)
    Year two, Semester two: UK, Sweden or Norway for dissertation.

Scholarships
The EU Commission grants scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students and scholars. The grants are for students to follow a selected Erasmus Mundus master’s programme, and for scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the institutions participating in the programme. Students and scholars must apply to Roehampton University. The MA HRP consortia will apply to the EU Commission for scholarship funds. Scholarships are paid through the MA HRP consortia.

‘Third-country student’ refers to a national of a country other than the EEA-EFTA states and candidate countries for accession to the EU, who:

  • has already obtained a first higher education degree
  • is not a resident of any of the member states
  • has not carried out his or her main activity for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the member states or the participating countries
  • has been accepted to register or is registered on an Erasmus Mundus master’s programme

Roehampton is involved in two collaborations:

Applications are currently being received for all students and scholars for entry in August. For those interested in applying for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship the deadline is 14 December. For all other candidates (including European Students) the deadline is 30 June.

Application forms

Application forms can be downloaded (below) or printed copies can be requested by emailing international@roehampton.ac.uk

Further information and application forms can be found on this website or requested from: Academic EnterpriseGrove HouseRoehampton UniversityLondonSW15 5PJTel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3192Fax: +44 (0) 20 8392 3031Email: academic-enterprise@roehampton.ac.uk

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Fellowship at UNFPA Special Youth Programme

25 02 2009

 

 

The Special Youth Programme fellowship consists of an initial 4.5 months fellowship at UNFPA Headquarters, New York, followed – upon satisfactory performance – by a continued fellowship of another 4.5 months in the UNFPA Regional Office or Country Office in the region / country of the fellow.
UNFPA is currently recruiting for a group of fellows to start their fellowships in April/May.
Objective
This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming; to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize both the young people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth issues.
During the course of the programme, fellows will:
  • Attend and participate in UNFPA and UN events and meetings as appropriate
  • Undertake research and writing assignments
  • Contribute to ongoing projects and programmes
  • Organize a final presentation to UNFPA HQ staff on their projects and fellowships in Headquarters
  • Interact with the New York local youth community on at least one occasion
  • Develop a relationship with the Regional and Country Office and provide updates on their activities during the HQ fellowship
  • Provide updates to HQ during fellowship at Regional or Country Office

In addition to development opportunities to experience working with a UN agency such as UNFPA, all qualified candidates will be provided the following:

  • Cost of return travel from country of origin
  • Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
  • Health insurance
  • Housing arrangements
  • Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
  • A workstation and internet access
  • Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest
  • Administrative assistance as required

Qualifications and Experience
Criteria
: Candidates must have some programme experience in areas of UNFPA’s mandate. These areas include: young people’s sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, humanitarian response, population, gender, culture, human rights, HIV prevention, poverty reduction, and sustainable livelihoods.

Eligibility: The following are the eligibility requirements for applying to this programme:

  • Aged between 20-24 years old during the fellowship
  • Residence and nationality of a developing country (Applicants from developed countries will not be considered for this programme, but are invited to apply for UNFPA’s regular internship programme)
  • Established interest and dedication to development issues through previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO working on development issues
  • Basic leadership and advocacy skills
  • Basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the organization stands for
  • English language skills (written and oral)
  • Commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work with young people