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Communication officer

Duration:  6 to 8 months part time

Starting date: ASAP

About MadaMada is a non sectarian NGO established in Lebanon in year 2000 (www.mada.org.lb). Mada works with different groups in various developmental and environmental projects in Lebanon to facilitate dynamics of change based on endogenous and inclusive efforts as well as policies and regulations appropriate to local realities. Mada achieves this mission by:

·         Supporting marginalized persons or groups and providing a space for initiatives carried by actors who have the potential for change

·         Contributing to the establishment of relationships or effective partnerships between local actors and other stakeholders.

Through its activities, Mada tries to ensure long-term mobilization and to inspire new practices of leadership while contributing to the emergence of a culture of collective action and responsibility.

Mada’s activities are divided into three main axes:

Territorial approach: Since 2003, Mada acts as a local development agency on Hermel/Akkar/Dannieh, in close cooperation with municipalities and local communities, and has implemented several projects in socio-economic field, education, conservation, land use Planning and Ecotourism.

Platform: Since 2006, Mada supports independent initiatives by providing administrative and technical support via its platform.

Mada expertise: since 2008, Mada provides consultancy in various development and environmental fields in line with its mission and guiding principles

Mada is seeking a communication officer who will be in charge, under the supervision of Mada’s executive coordinator, of developing and managing Mada’s external and internal communications. This person will be contributing to the website; raising the understanding and awareness of Mada among partners, medias, Ngo’s and public. He/she will be working collaboratively with Mada’s team, and other stakeholders to ensure that Mada’s communication tools convey the importance and the impact of the work done.

The Communication officer shall perform the following functions:

· Coordinating Mada’s Website restructuration and redesign to make it more appealing with more consistency, interactivity, with a strong identity and ability to integrate web 2.0 tools.

The new website will reflect changes that had taken place at Mada and provide more relevant information about the projects and its members. The website should incorporate social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube among others.

·         Developing and reviewing suitable communication tools for the association

(Brochure, business card, power point presentation …)

·         Developing suitable communication tools related to Mada’s membership system 

·         Relying on the use of the website and social media to mobilize volunteers.

·         Designing a newsletter with updates on Mada’s activities, materials and publications produced by the association (English and Arabic)

·         Producing the annual report based on information’s gathered from Mada’s staff

·         Manage the projects pictures data base

·         Carry out other tasks as assigned by Mada’s executive coordinator

·         Attending regular coordination meetings

Education and knowledge

·         Professional or university degree in Journalism, communication or related field.

·         Excellent knowledge in writing, editing, proof-reading and designing communication documents for public dissemination.

·         Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies

·         Experience with web design program and development, preferably using open source technologies.

·         Advanced computer skills, knowledge of Flash, HTLM5, CSS, Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and CS6 will be a must.

·         Fluently in English and Arabic, French is an advantage.

·         Prior volunteerism and NGO experience is desirable

Skills

·         Sense of organization

·         Reactivity

·         Relational skills

·         Interest and familiarity with NGO’s context

·         Initiative

·         Adaptability and flexibility – ability to work on several projects

·         Commitment – respect of time limits

Please submit your CVs to the following email address: vacancy@mada.org.lb

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Full Time Job Vacancy (6 months with the possibility of extension)

Project Officer
For the Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Program
At The Forum for Development Culture and Dialogue (F.D.C.D.)
 
The Project officer will support the peacebuilding program of  FDCD in designing, implementing and following-up with local projects in Lebanon that targets various focus group all over the country.
 
Major Tasks:
• Assisting the Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Program Coordinator in implementing and following up running peacebuilding projects in Lebanon.
• Monitoring and assisting in the evaluation process for several projects.
• Establishing contact and maintaining correspondence with individuals and institutions within the project work of  PBCR-FDCD.
• Implementing peacebuilding conference in different Lebanese regions.
• Assisting in Planning and executing training programs in peacebuilding, leadership, conflict prevention and relevant topics.
• The Job Holder may be assigned to other tasks related to the implementation of different F.D.C.D. projects.
 
Qualifications: 
• BA degree required in social work, political science, peace and conflict studies or relevant majors.
•  1 year experience in N.G.O. Work
• Knowledge in peacebuilding and conflict resolution techniques 
• Lebanese nationality
• Excellent communication skills in Arabic (written and Oral)
• Good Communication skills in English (written and Oral) – French is a Plus
• Able to travel to different geographical region in Lebanon
• Able to work under Time Pressure and Deadlines 
• Computer Skills ( Word, Excel…)
• Able to start working by May – June 2013
 
Contract:
This Position is set for 6 months period ending on the 31 of December 2013. Could be extended in case of Program Renewal.
 
How to Apply:
Send your Two Pages C.V. To : info@fdcd.org – State in the subject : Project Officer Vacancy – PBCR – FDCD.
 
Deadline for applicants: 23th of April 2013
 
–Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview

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I am angry and truly disappointed by the movie created by Beirut Marathon Association for the #women race on 26 of may, those who talked at the beginning are sexist!!! and what they said is DISCRIMINATING against women!!!!! I refuse totally to be a part of such an initiative!

People should understand that verbal abuse is Refused, that stereotyping women as incompetent is refused!! Stereotyping women as unable to drive is not Funny, this is discriminating!!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Myzuvg0hGg

we want people to RESPECT women and the causes the women movement in Lebanon is supporting! such as the nationality cause, the criminalization of violence , the criminalization of sexual , and verbal harassment, the respect for our bodies, and our brains , the causes the women movement in Lebanon is supporting are so important, and not funny, e political participation of women is a must, respect of women bodies is a double must, respect of women intelligence and participation even in a race is a triple must! what I keep in mind after watching less than 1 minute of this movie is sexism, stereotyping, and discrimination against Lebanese women!!!

Rita Chemaly

I am truly sad that they mixed important issues with such “maskhara” as we say in Lebanon.Image

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Citizens Exchange Programme 

Call for Applications
 
* Are you a member of an organisation in one of the 42 Euro-Med countries?
* Would you like to take part in a unique training opportunity in another Euro-Med country?
* This is your chance. Apply now through your organisation!
 
In the framework of the “DAWRAK-Citizens for Dialogue” (2012-2014), the Foundation is launching the 2nd Call of Citizens Exchange Programme for Euro-med civil society exchanges, that will be taking place between the 1 July and 31 December 2013.
 
To apply for the traineeship you are kindly asked to use the online form
 
Applications must be in English, French and Arabic. Applications sent to any of the ALF staff members email addresses are automatically excluded from the call.
 
In case you have questions please contact us cep.applications@bibalex.org
 
Deadline for receiving applications: 14 April 2013 at 16:00 EGY time

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Marhaba,
to all my foreign friends, to the husband of helene, of Souad, to Mathieu, to Catherine, to franzi, to Aicha, to Bea, to Iza, salsoul ( u understand lebanese better than me) bref, you are my friends, and when you come to leb, or hear some lebanese talking don’t say ouchh… now there is an application that teaches you how to speak the great “hi kifak ca va” dialect!
Jana, my long time friend from university sent me the update and the news related to the application.
also, I couldn’t but notice the yummy home page of the app, here it is below for you:
“Marhaba, you are about to download this application because you have a spouse or a Lebanese acquaintance, and you’ve been lost in translation when she/he speaks in lebanese, especially with family or on the phone with his/her mother in law! And you are so eager to speak this language …
Or it may be your Lebanese origins that lead you to take courses in lebanese dialect, to reconnect with them, or just to share with family when you visit the Land of Cedars.
But you may also be one of those people who are passionate about Lebanon, who knew about it through a friend, a private or professional trip, a book or a documentary. And you are curious about this dialect…
this is how the application home page explains it all… http://www.keefaktheapp.com/index.html

A new application Made by Lebanese to the World, is taking lots of space, virtually!
Friends, try it and tell me if you understand me or others when we talk!!
as for the developers, good work, I will try it too!!

Good luck!!
Rita Chemaly

You may also check KEEFAK through the below links:

www.keefaktheapp.com

– FB Page: facebook.com/keefaktheapp

– Twitter Account: @KeefakTheApp

– YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TFqUvjYiGVE

http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2012/06/15/twitmail-and-the-future-of-middle-east-tech/2/
keefak application lebanon rita chemaly

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Internship: Social and Solidarity Economy

Closing date: 22 Apr 2013
Vacancy number: INT065

UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship position, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, in the area of Social and Solidarity Economy.
Required qualifications: Currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree programme in the social sciences;
Good understanding of social economy, sustainable development and social movements issues;
Excellent communication skills including written and spoken fluency in English and experience in editing English texts; good working knowledge of French and Spanish desirable;
Proficiency in MS Office package.

Responsibilities: Follow-up activities related to the 6-8 May 2013 UNRISD conference on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy, These are likely to include assisting with editing, preparing publications, updating the website, serving as a communications focal point and other tasks.
Conducting background research on social and solidarity economy issues;
Identifying governmental, intergovernmental and civil society actors and networks supporting social and solidarity economy initiatives and informing them of the outcomes of the UNRISD project on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy;

The deadline for applications is 22 April 2013. The internship will be ideally for three to four months, starting mid-June 2013.

If you are interested in the work elaborated above and have the corresponding qualifications, please apply online by clicking the button below and clearly specify your qualifications. Please note that due to limited staff resources only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

In accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme, this internship is not financially remunerated. UNRISD is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for their medical insurance for the period of assignment.
Source: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BF3C2/search/75625F6BE218C77BC1257B350029BEE1?OpenDocument&utm_campaign=email_alerts_weekly_1_4_2013&utm_medium=email_html&utm_source=en&utm_content=content_link&cntxt=A9003&cookielang=en#top

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Internship: Gender and Development

Closing date: 14 Apr 2013 Vacancy number: INT 066
UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship in the area of its Gender Programme.  The intern will provide support to the UNRISD Director and project coordinator. UNRISD was established in 1963 as an autonomous space within the UN system for the conduct of policy-relevant, cutting-edge research on social development that is pertinent to the work of the United Nations Secretariat; regional commissions and specialized agencies; and national institutions.
The UNRISD mission is to position social inclusion, equity and justice at the centre of development thinking, policies and practice. We emphasize the essential role of social policies, institutions and actors in development processes and outcomes. We generate and share knowledge through research networks across regions and disciplines. We connect this knowledge and critical analysis with international debates and policy processes. We propose alternative solutions to contemporary development problems.
Qualifications:

  • Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree programme (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns) in the social sciences (social policy, development studies, or development economics is desirable).
  • Strong academic focus on gender
  • Some developing country experience
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office package.

Responsibilities:

  • Finalise and edit research reports on women’s organisations in Asia for publication
  • Liaise with an external research coordinator in a new project on Understanding gender egalitarian change: A perspective from Asia, including setting up country research teams, and assisting in organising an initial project workshop
  • Assist with the finalisation of a report from a workshop on gender research across the UN system.
  • Keep track of / act as a focal point for gender research and activities across the UN system, particularly in relation to the post-2015 process
  • Assist in developing new research proposals including undertaking literature reviews (particularly related to gender and agriculture, and gender and social policy).

Time period The internship is for three months, starting either April or May 2013, with a possibility of extension. The exact start date is negotiable.
Remuneration

  • In accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme, this internship is not financially remunerated.
  • The Institute is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for their medical insurance for the period of assignment.

Application process If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this position, please apply online by clicking the button below. Please, use the “motivation” section to submit a cover letter specifying your interests and qualifications. Kindly note that, due to limited staff resources, only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
Closing date The deadline for applications is 14 April 2013 (Midnight, Central European Time).

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