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For its second edition, the Youth Forum for citizenship initiatives will take place at USJ, Medical sciences campus.

it will put students in close contact with NGOs! Students coming from diverse universities!

below are the details taken from the facebook page of the event,

I will be in one of session related to Advocacy and Lobbying , it will be great to see you there tomorrow from 10 to noon!

Rita

Below the details taken from the facebook page of the event:

youth citizenship initiative rita chemaly lebanon

100 Stands – Training for Youth and NGOS , Internship or Volunteer Opportunity!

FROM 10AM TILL 12PM
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NGO session:
– Session 1 : HR for volunteers and NGO management
– Session 2 : Strategic thinking and quality management
– Session 3 : Crowdfunding
– Session 4 : CSR programs and NGO strategy
– Session 5 : Project based learning in eco-citizenship sustainable development

To register: https://goo.gl/forms/Jb0BQV4d2287jQ012
Students sessions:
– Session 1: Political Leadership
– Session 2: Social Innovation and Project development
– Session 3: Lobbying and advocacy
– Session 4: Networking and leadership

To register: https://goo.gl/forms/uN5GF10wQVFdxZGF2

AT 12:15PM
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VolunTweets

Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth – USJ

With the collaboration of :
YASA-Association Des Jeunes Pour La Sensibilisation À La Sécurité
DONNER SANG COMPTER
La Troisième Voix pour le Liban / The Third Voice for Lebanon
CDLL – Cénacle De La Lumière
AAA – Autism Awareness Association NGO
INSAN
ABAAD
And more..

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Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon 2016-2018

National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) Supported by the  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project officer

Brief about NCLW

The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) is an official body, which was established in 1998 by law 720, and is directly affiliated to the presidency of the Council of ministers.

As a National Women Machinery, NCLW works on enhancing the status of women and ensuring equal opportunities between men and women. NCLW acts as the consultative body of the government and of national councils and institutions on all issues related to the status of women including gender-based issues.

Brief about the GIZ LEAD Programme

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implements the programme “Strengthening Women in Decision-Making in the Middle East” (LEAD) in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. In collaboration with local partners, the programme aims at strengthening women’s political participation in decision-making in selected communities through: individual trainings and community project funds; promoting a gender-sensitive environment in local governance and public administration; strengthening gender platforms and networks.

  1. General information
Job title Project officer
Project Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon
Duty station NCLW’s offices in Baabda and on the field whenever needed during work days and week ends
Reports to NCLW- GIZ steering committee
Duration of the job From February 1st 2017 till 30 April 2018
  1. Background

The National Commission for Lebanese women (NCLW) supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched a project titled: “Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon”. The primary aim of the project is to strengthen an effective political participation of women at the local and national level and gender mainstreaming in the public administrations.

The planned activities aim to encourage women to engage stronger in politics, as active citizens, and develop their capacities when reaching high decision-making positions on the local and national levels. Through this activity NCLW will be coordinating a coalition of civil society organizations in order to advocate for the enhancement of women’s participation in decision making positions. The political participation component includes also the production of studies and researches concerning both women’s and men’s involvement in the municipal councils.

The second component of the project aims at conducting participatory gender assessment in various local institutions and ministries. Trainings will be conducted at the Ministry of Education targeting the gender unit that was created in 2013 with the mission of mainstreaming gender at the ministry.

 

The third component of the project aims at building knowledge and creating awareness on the 1325 UN SC resolution as well as supporting the national action plan (which is being currently developed by NCLW) through activities to be implemented in the different regions.

The project officer is responsible for providing support for the implementation of the project’s activities and ensuring quality and timely implementation of the project. She/ he will work under the direction of the project manager.

The project officer will specifically carry out the following tasks:

Implementation

  • Follow up on the implementation of the planned activities ;
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting on the project’s planned activities and outputs including the production of narrative and financial reports in coordination with the project manager and NCLW team;
  • Ensure appropriate filing system for all reports and supporting documents;
  • Plan and organize regular meetings and events such as conferences, seminars, focus groups, awareness raising sessions;
  • Participate in the different capacity development and awareness activities as planned in the project ;

 

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project activities;
  • Prepare and participate in the meetings of the project steering committee, including the preparation of relevant documents and minutes of meetings ;
  • Assist in reviewing implementing partners’ reports and suggest modifications to planned activities accordingly ;
  • Gather and deliver to the project steering committee information about the implementation status of measures, at the planned terms and upon request.

 

Coordination and communication

  • Initiate and maintain regular contacts with NCLW’s partners and the project’s stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of various documents such as minutes of meetings, materials to be published etc.
  • Provide all needed information to help documenting, publishing and disseminating the lessons learned and best practices of the project including populating websites and social media platforms
  • Ensure continuous flow of information to the project manager and NCLW ;
  • Ensure continuous coordination with the project steering committee, staff and experts/ consultants
  • Assist in liaising with local and national CSOs and public administrations for the implementation of the project ;
  • Contribute to the documentation of the projects findings ;
  • Ensure the use of the NCLW and GIZ communication and publication guidelines for all relevant content and materials.

Other support

  • Assist in reviewing all relevant studies and publications ;
  • Assist in providing needed information and input of different implemented activities to NCLW and GIZ team to be used in their different means of communication ;
  • Provide the needed technical support to the project staff, consultants and experts;
  • Undertake other tasks as deemed necessary and in consultation with the project manager ;

Qualifications

  • University degree in social sciences, administrative studies or related field with knowledge in human rights, gender issues and development (especially local governance issues).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in development activities
  • Committed to human rights and gender equality
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, team player willing to work with a team
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English (French and/or German are a plus)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in various applications including word processing, database, power point and internet
  • Strong command of social media tools
  • Ability to undertake regular visits to field.

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply by providing an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs

Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Project officer: Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon

 

NCLW will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest;

The CV should be submitted to the following email address: chantal.bouakl@nclw.org.lb; no later than January 30, 2017 noon.

NO PHONE CALLS

Attached the PDF link for the  job-vacancy-project-officer_nclw and GIZ

Good Luck to all!

Rita Chemalyjob-vacancy-project-officer-nclw

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Terms of reference

Project

job vacancy project manager_NCLW p 1 & 2.jpg

Page 1 & 2 of TOR project manager

National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW)

Supported by the

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project manager

Brief about NCLW

The National Commission for Lebanese Women is an official body, which was established in 1998 by law 720, and is directly affiliated to the presidency of the Council of ministers.

As a National Women Machinery, NCLW works on enhancing the status of women and ensuring equal opportunities between men and women. NCLW acts as the consultative body of the government and of national councils and institutions on all issues related to the status of women including gender-based issues.

Brief about the GIZ LEAD Programme

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implements the programme “Strengthening Women in Decision-Making in the Middle East” (LEAD) in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. In collaboration with local partners, the programme aims at strengthening women’s political participation in decision-making in selected communities through: individual trainings and community project funds; promoting a gender-sensitive environment in local governance and public administration; strengthening gender platforms and networks.

  1. General information
Job title Project manager
Project Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon
Duty station NCLW’s offices and on the field whenever needed during work days )even during week ends(
Reports to Project steering committee
Duration of the contract From February 1st, 2017 till 30 April 2018
  1. Background

The National Commission for Lebanese women (NCLW) supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched a project titled: “Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon”. The primary aim of the project is to strengthen an effective political participation of women at the local and national level and gender mainstreaming in the public administrations.

The planned activities aim to encourage women to engage stronger in politics, as active citizens, and develop their capacities when reaching high decision-making positions on the local and national levels. Besides that, NCLW will be coordinating a coalition of civil society organizations in order to advocate for the enhancement of women’s participation in decision making positions. The political participation component includes also the production of studies and researches concerning both women’s and men’s involvement in the municipal councils.

The second component of the project aims at conducting participatory gender assessment in various local institutions and the Ministry of Education. Trainings will be conducted at this ministry targeting the gender unit that was created in 2013 with the mission of mainstreaming gender.

The third component of the project aims at building knowledge and creating awareness on the 1325 UN SC resolution, as well as supporting the national action plan (which will be developed by NCLW in 2017) through activities to be implemented in the different regions.

The project manager will work in close collaboration with the project steering committee, The NCLW General Secretary and treasurer for the implementation of the project activities. The project manager will specifically carry out the following tasks:

Implementation

  • Prepare a detailed work plan with a timeline to be submitted to the steering committee for approval
  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of the project planned activities
  • Provide guidance and advise in the course of the project implementation to the project steering committee
  • Draft terms of reference (TORs) for the consultants/ experts and project staff
  • Ensure regular and proper follow up with the consultants/ experts, organizations institutions and project’s team when implementing the planned activities

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Assist in identifying bottlenecks in the implementation of the planned activities
  • Advise the project steering committee of any shortfall and propose recommendations when needed
  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project activities
  • Produce progress reports (financial and narrative) as needed quarterly and yearly with clear indicators as per NCLW and GIZ requirements and submit them to the project steering committee
  • Prepare and participate in the meetings of the project steering committee
  • Present an overview of the personnel working on the project and their respective roles  to the project steering committee
  • Provide overall supervision of the work of staff working under this project to ensure the production of the expected outputs
  • Review implementing partners reports and suggest modifications to planned activities accordingly
  • Ensure that funds are disbursed in accordance with the project budget
  • Ensure that all financial operations are transparent and are coherent with the financial requirements of NCLW and GIZ
  • Keep financial reports and supporting documents in both soft and hard copies and make them available to NCLW and GIZ upon request and at the end of the project
  • Ensure monitoring, evaluating and documenting the work progress

Coordination and communication

  • Ensure continuous coordination with the steering committee on project implementation
  • Ensure continuous flow of information to the steering committee
  • Ensure continuous coordination and guidance with the project staff and experts/ consultants
  • Liaise with NCLW and GIZ partners including public institutions and civil society organizations to maximize the efficiency and the visibility of the project
  • Liaise with local and national CSOs and public administrations for the implementation of the project
  • Contribute to the documentation of the projects outputs
  • Ensure the correct use of the NCLW and GIZ communication and publication guidelines for all relevant content and materials.

Other support

  • Review all relevant publications and studies and ensure their edition and dissemination
  • Provide needed information and input of different implemented activities to NCLW and GIZ team to be used in their different means of communication
  • Provide the needed technical support to the project staff, consultants and experts
  • Undertake other tasks as deemed necessary and in consultation with the steering committee

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, administrative studies or related fields with considerable knowledge in human rights, gender issues and development (especially local governance issues).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 3 years’ experience in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Familiarity with governmental and non-governmental entities in Lebanon
  • Excellent time management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, high sensitivity in working with relevant actors at local and national levels, good advisory competence
  • Team player willing to work with a team and develop their leadership skills
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English (French and/or German are a plus)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in various applications including word processing, database, power point and internet
  • Ability to undertake regular visits to field.
    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply by providing an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs
    Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Project MANAGER: Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon
    NCLW will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest;
    The CV should be submitted to the following email address: chantal.bouakl@nclw.org.lb; no later than January 30, 2017 noon.
    NO PHONE CALLS

Here is the PDF of the  job-vacancy-project-manager_nclw_ and Giz .

Good Luck to all

Rita Chemaly

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For the women journalist working in print or digital media in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, and are interested in a development program of their skills check below the annoucement in Arabic and Engligh.

please do not Send me your application but send them directly to your filled application form to apply@womeninnews.org.

 Good luck for the selection phase!!

Rita Chemaly

for more info: check the link http://womeninnews.org/

Women in News nominations now open for MENA – تم فتح باب التقديم لبرنامج النساء في الأخبار لعام ٢٠١٦!

Download: WIN 2016 application form

تحميل: إستمارة التقديم لعام ٢٠١٦

!يعلن برنامج النساء في الأخبار عن فتح باب الترشيح لعام ٢٠١٦ للصحافيات المتميزات في مصر، الأردن، لبنان وفلسطين
“يمكنكم الآن تقديم طلب المشاركة أو ترشيح صحافيات متميزات ليصبحن جزءً في البرنامج الرائد لبناء القدرات: “النساء في الأخبار
:يقدم البرنامج الميزات التالية
شهادة للدورات التدريبية حول إدارة وسائل الإعلام التي تم تطويرها خصيصا لمنظمة وان-ايفرا*
فرصة للعمل مع مدربين/ مدربات مهنيين لتطوير خارطة طريق مهنية على مدى 3-5 سنوات*
فرص فريدة للتواصل والتوجيه وتشارك الخبرات مع مشتركات من بلدان متعددة*
إن برنامج النساء في الأخبار هو جزء من استراتيجية منظمة وان-ايفرا حول النوع الاجتماعي وحرية الإعلام التي تدعمها الوكالة السويدية للتعاون الإنمائي الدولي (سيدا) لتعزيز تمثيل المرأة في المناصب العليا في صناعة الإعلام في الشرق الأوسط (الأردن، وفلسطين، ومصر، ولبنان). ويجمع البرنامج بين التدريب والتوجيه والإرشاد والتشبيك لمساعدة النساء في التقدم لمناصب أعلى داخل أماكن عملهم في وسائل الإعلام

:لتقديم الطلبات أو الترشيح، يرجى تعبئة الاستمارة وارسالها بمدة أقصاها الاثنين 17 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر 2016 على البريد الإلكتروني

apply@womeninnews.org

:يمكن تحميل الاستمارة من خلال الرابط التالي

 إستمارة التقديم لعام ٢٠١٦

اذا كانت لديكم أية أسئلة، الرجاء ارسالها على البريد الالكتروني

myra.abdallah@gmail.com

The World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is pleased to invite women working for newspapers or digital media in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine to apply for the much-sought-after Women in News (WIN) leadership development programme.

WIN works with media companies and their high potential female employees to overcome the gender gap in management and senior management positions. The programme equips women media professionals in middle and senior management positions with the strategies, skills and support networks they need to take on a greater leadership role within their organisations.

In the past four years, WIN has trained 120 women journalists from 40 media companies in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa. WIN participants have benefited from individual coaching, media management and leadership skills training, mentoring and networking opportunities to strengthen their skill-sets and help them overcome barriers to advancement in the workplace.

This is a results-based programme: 84% of participants reported having been given more responsibility in the workplace, with 40% of participants securing a promotion within their media companies while 68% of participants reported that after the training they noted more opportunities to progress within their companies.

Successful applicants will benefit from the following in 2016:

  1. One-on-one Coaching to work towards a specific career goal within their media company or to implement a workplace project of their choice.
  2. Certified Leadership and Media Management training through a skills development curriculum specifically designed for the WIN programme and delivered by regional experts.
  3. Peer Mentoring to allow for exchange of ideas and experiences, and create peer-to-peer support networks.
  4. Networking opportunities in national or regional settings to facilitate the creation and expansion of business networks.

WHO CAN APPLY:  WIN MENA* is open to media women with a minimum of 2 years in a middle management position (editorial or a senior journalist) within newspapers and digital media in  Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.

Note: successful participants will be expected to travel on specific occasions throughout the programme.

Please note that the programme is only accepting applications from print and digital media at this time.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send a filled application form to apply@womeninnews.org.

Applications should arrive not later than Monday, 17 October, 2016 for Egypt*, Lebanon*, Jordan* and Palestine*.

*WIN MENA will be conducted in Arabic. Bilingual Arabic/English or Arabic/French candidates can apply.

 

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CALL for students and professionals:  Are you interested in electoral systems? A USJ graduate or ISP student or alumni? Are you specialized in elections? Are you an electoral practitioner? A member of an NGO specialized in elections?

Join the course on elections organised by ISP-USJ and UNDP.

intensive-3-days-course-on-elections-at-isp-usj-rita-chemalyCall for registration in the 3 Day intensive Course on Electoral Systems

Course title:              Electoral Systems: A Comparative Perspective

Dates:                         Monday to Wednesday 17-19 October 2016

Location:                   Institute of Political Sciences, USJ , Huvelin Street,  Beirut

Working language:      English

Course overview:

The course is a short, intensive and participatory learning experience for electoral practitioners and graduates interested in exploring the essentials of the structure and functions of electoral systems from a comparative international perspective, and understanding the practical use of electoral systems as instruments for inclusion, representation and delivery capacity of democratic governments.

The course will cover the following broad issues around electoral systems:

  • Electoral systems as rules of the game for elections with discussion on where the rules are embodied, the essence of democracy as a government of the people, main elements of electoral systems including formula of representation, and the relevance of the type of electoral management bodies for the working of the electoral system.
  • Electoral system families around the world with review of proportional, majority and mix systems, and the variations within each family. Comparative look at electoral systems used around the world and those in the Arab region.
  • Inclusion and representation through electoral systems with a review of demographic versus territorial representation, gender and minority representation, the inclusion of poor, illiterate and persons with disabilities in the electoral system, and dealing with electoral justice in making electoral systems effective. Linkages between the different formulas of representation with the interests of politicians and leaders.

The course involves completing three days of interactive sessions, lectures and review of country experiences; daily group work will lead to the required end of course assignment. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The course will be led Professor Rafael López-Pintor, a pioneer in the democracy promotion movement who has helped improve the electoral systems of more than twenty countries. He will be assisted by Wissam Lahham and Rita Chemaly from the Political Science Institute. Other professors and experts in the field will also contribute to the interactive sessions, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.

Detailed program of the 3 days can be downloaded :

http://www.isp.usj.edu.lb/pdf/ELECTORAL%20SYSTEMS%20%20course%20outline_Online%20Version.pdf

Course fees:                 100$ for USJ students, 300$ for non USJ students and professionals

For registration, send a cover email explaining why you wish to attend the course with your CV to isp@usj.edu.lb, with the subject title “registration 3 Day intensive Course on Electoral Systems” by Friday October 7 2016, at noon at the latest. ISP administration will shortlist the candidates and inform them of their successful registration by email

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to all who might interested, kindly find below the KIP /AUB call for proposals and abstracts related to discrimination and sexual harassment.

You can propose before October 30 2016: In one of the following categories:

A.    Scholarly Research: Proposal to present the findings of a research study

B.    Expert Panel Debate:  Proposal to bring together a small group of experts to debate a central question

C.    Conference Sub-theme Track: Proposal to organize your own track (i.e., a series of connected sessions) around a key question

D.    Training Workshops: Proposal to organize a skill-based training workshop

full details are in the link sent below  http://thekipproject.info/call-for-abstracts/.

Good Luck and in Solidarity

Rita Chemaly

 

below is the mail I received from KIP project Director:

 

 

Dear KIP Community,

 

In preparation for the KIP multi-disciplinary conference that will be taking place on March 31st and April 1st, 2017 at the Olayan School of Business, we are happy to announce our Call for Abstracts and Proposals focused on examining issues pertaining to Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in relation to gender and sexuality within the context of Lebanon.

 

The two-day conference aims at bringing together activists, students, academics, private and public sector representatives, international organization representatives, donors as well as interested members from the general public to discuss and debate multiple formulations and manifestations of sexual harassment and discrimination and chart paths and processes for advocacy, policy recommendations and change at the organizational, community and societal levels.

 

Throughout the conference, we hope to generate recommendations for policies, practices and theory that are informed by multiple local perspectives and that provide momentum for specific ways through which we can support each other in the implementation of positive change forward.

 

Based on this, the attached call invites local and international candidates across sectors and disciplines to submit proposals or abstracts by October 30, 2016 falling under one of the following four below categories:

 

A.    Scholarly Research: Proposal to present the findings of a research study

B.    Expert Panel Debate:  Proposal to bring together a small group of experts to debate a central question

C.    Conference Sub-theme Track: Proposal to organize your own track (i.e., a series of connected sessions) around a key question

D.    Training Workshops: Proposal to organize a skill-based training workshop

 

Please see full details in the Call for Abstracts and Proposals attached. The guidelines for submissions are available on the KIP website http://thekipproject.info/call-for-abstracts/.

 

It would be great if you would consider submitting and, if possible, circulating widely among your networks.

 

with best wishes

Charlotte

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte M. Karam, PhD

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Associate Dean of Programs

Director of the KIP Project
Olayan School of Business

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American University of Beirut

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For those who are interested a short term expert is needed  for a study on an advocacy campaign related to political participation of women.

the expert will work 20 days. the TOR is below.

Kindly do send your CVs to :

Team leader: Maggy  on the mail:      maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu
Project Manager : Diana Casallas on the email:     casallas@eurecna.it

 

Team and Reporting Lines Tel Fax Email
Project Director: Mario Costariol +39041 2919411 +39 041 5322465 costariol@eurecna.it
Team Leader: MaggyGrabundzija maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu
Project Manager: Diana Casallas +39041 2919-407 +39 041 5322465 casallas@eurecna.it
EU Task Manager: RoulaAbbas
The expert will report to: MaggyGrabundzija
Project: “GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LEBANON” Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Expert: To Be Selected Position: Senior Non-Key Expert on study on an advocacy campaign
Period: September  2016 Man-Women/days: 20 days

 

 

background
The EU funded project on Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women in Lebanon aims to improve mainstreaming of the gender dimension at policy and sector levels in Lebanon by strengthening the National Commission of Lebanese Women’s internal governance towards effective fulfilment of its mandate, to create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with State and non-State actions and to improve media outreach and advocacy.

The assignment is part of the Component 2, activity 2.2, create effective coordination and networking mechanism. The GEEWL is aiming at supporting the NCLW to enhance the civil society to advocate for quota system. In order to reach its objective, an advocacy study is required. In fact it is foreseen that the parliamentary elections will take place in May 2017. Several coordination meetings are already organised with the civil society, under the leadership of the NCWL, in order to encourage the participation of women in the upcoming parliamentarian elections. The advocacy for quota system for women has been identified as being one of the priorities actions in order to support women participation in politics in Lebanon.

There is a literature related to quota system for women in Lebanon. However, the literatureidentifiesobstacles for women participation in the political sphere, suggests mechanisms to implement quota system andprovide simulation ofthe implementation of specific quota system. However, no study has been designed and could gather the different actors advocating for the quota system behind a unified message. In addition, till today some actors of the civil society, among them feminists, are reluctant to call for the implementation of the quota system.

Thus, it is requested to the expert to carry out an advocacy campaign study which will aim at addressing those different issues as per identified.In addition, discussions are taking placeon the electoral law and the expert will review the different suggestions on discussed related to the different options suggests. Finally, the study on advocacy campaign will be the document of reference of the advocacy campaign on quota system for women in politics that the civil society will carry out.

 

Scope of the Work
 

The appointed expert will be required to undertake anadvocacy campaign study on quota system for women in Lebanon.

 

The study should include:

 

–    Answers to the following questions: Why quota system is necessary to enhance women participation in political sphere? Why do we need the quota system for women in political system in Lebanon? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the quota system for women in politics in Lebanon? What is the appropriate quota system for women in Lebanon?

–    Identification of messages forthe civil society to advocatewith regard to  the quota system for women in politics.

–    Identification of a coordination mechanism among  the civil society organisations to carry out an  advocacy campaign on quota system for women in politics in Lebanon.

 

 

Methodology
 

The Expert will apply the following methodology to carry out the study:

 

1.        Review the literature related to the quota system for women in Lebanon, including but not limited to the studies conducted on women participation in the last municipalities elections (May 2016).

2.        Organise consultation meetings with CSOs and other stakeholders working on advocating for the quota system to enhance the role of women in Lebanon in the political sphere.

3.        Hold meetings with members of the parliamentarian committees responsible for reviewing the electoral law to enhance women participation in political sphere.

4.        Design advocacy messages that foster the advocacy campaign which will be conducted by the civil society organisations on the quota system for women in politics and identify the coordination mechanism among  civil society organisations to carry out the advocacy campaign on the quota system for women in Lebanon.

5.        Design and discuss aformat for the study with the GEEWL Team Leader and the NCLW.

6.        Share and discuss the findings of the advocacy messages with a group of experts’ specialists of quotas system for women in Lebanon (identified by the GEEWL and the NCLW).

7.        Organise a workshop with the CSOs to discuss and validate the advocacy messages proposed inthe study.

8.        Elaboratea study on anadvocacy campaign with recommendations related to the importance of the quota system for women in politics, messages that the civil society could carry out and a mechanism of coordination of the civil society.

 

Outputs Requested
1.        A detailed work plan of the mission to be agreed with theTeam Leader of the GEEWL and the NCLW.

2.        Produce a detailed advocacy campaign study of maximum 25 pages.

 

Timeline
The assignment is expected to take place in the period September 2016 (20 working days) as per the below timeline:
Action
Days
1.        Literature review (3days)
3 days: day 1,2,3.
2.        Meetings with the organisations involved in the field of women in politics(3 days)
3 days: 4, 5, 6.
3.        Presentation of the study results with a group of experts (1 day)
1 day: 7.
4.        Organisation and facilitation of a workshop targeting the civil society (1.5 days)
1.5 day: 8.5.
5.        Study writing (11 days)
11 days: 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5.
6.        Presentations of the study to the NCLW (0.5 day)
0.5 day:20.

 

 

Contents of the Assignment
Project Work Plan – Component 2:
Activity 2.2: Create effective networking
Qualifications and Skills requested for the position
1.        Master’s Degree in gender studies fields, law and political sciencesorsocial studies.
2.        Excellent written communication skills in English.
3.        Excellent and effective communication skills.
4.        Knowledge of Arabic is a requirement.
General experience
1.        Minimum of 8years work experience in advocacy and lobbying in gender issues.
2.        Minimum of 3 years of experience in conducting studies on advocacy related issues.
3.        At least 3 years’ experience in advocacy in women participation in political sphere.
Specific experience
1.        Minimum of one work experience on electoral laws and quota system.

 

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Call for Conference Papers: Rethinking Media Through the Middle East

Organized by the Media Studies Program at the American University of Beirut and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences
American University of Beirut
January 12 & 13, 2017

Within the field of media studies, Middle Eastern media is often treated as a domain of interest only to area specialists. As Edward Said argued in Orientalism, the region popularly known as the Middle East is not peripheral but integral to European history, culture, and civilization. This subversive insight, however, has largely been treated as secondary to foundational claims in media theory. If knowledge about Middle Eastern media usually serves only to supplement dominant frameworks and paradigms, we are interested in thinking about the ways it can instead extend, qualify, or even explode them.
‘Rethinking Media Through the Middle East’ aims to create an interdisciplinary conversation to challenge this deficit. Taking a broad view of the Middle East that incorporates the Arabic-speaking world, Turkey, Iran, and various ethnic minority groups, this conference asks how the Middle East might serve to disrupt, interrupt, subvert, challenge, or transform our understanding of what media are and do. We are especially interested in papers that shift our focus to south-south comparisons and relationships or that challenge how we theorize US and European media. This conference aims to explore the study of media as an independent field, but one that interconnects, influences, and is influenced by other intellectual formations and traditions.

The following is a partial list of topics that papers might explore in relation to the conference theme:

Media and Political theory
-mediated populism
-charisma and authority
-critical perspectives on humanitarianism
-biopolitics, sovereignty, and governmentality
-queer theory and the state

Colonialism, imperialism, and historicizing global media
-early cinema
-transnational circulation before neoliberalism
-MidEast wars and news media
-postcolonial theory, decolonial theory, and critical race theory
-diasporic, migrant, and refugee communities

Area studies, and media and communication studies
-area studies and the history of the social sciences
-contemporary debates in social and cultural theory

Research methodologies
-activist research
-feminist methodologies
-archival access
-language and fieldwork

Questions of materiality
-political economy, liberalization, and the state
-global infrastructures and the Middle East
-media archaeology beyond the study of design and invention
-economies of repair and breakdown
-affect, the senses, and technology

Other topics
-legacies of post-structuralism
-war, cultural memory, and the archive
-digital media and sexual cultures
-media studies futures

We invite abstract submissions (300 words) on the variety of topics listed above, or other topics that engage with the conference theme. Submissions should include author name(s), affiliation, e-mail address, paper title, and a brief bio, and be emailed to mediastudies@aub.edu.lb no later than July 15.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual authors by August 15.

Modest travel subsidies may be available. Applicants should identify in their email if they would like to be considered.

For further information, please contact the organizers, the Media Studies Program at the American University of Beirut at mediastudies@aub.edu.lb

 

Media Studies Research Design Workshop for Graduate Students

Organized by: The Media Studies Program at AUB and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Participants: Graduate students in Media Studies (or whose research encompasses media) from across the Arab region
Confirmed Senior Scholars: Marwan Kraidy, Helga Tawil-Souri, Tarik Sabry, Michael Curtin, and Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barret

This one-day workshop will give MA students at the thesis proposal stage and beyond, and early PhD students, the opportunity to work with senior scholars to develop their research design and methodology. Students will explore the close relationship between formulating a research question, defining an appropriate method of research, and forming an argument about research findings.

The workshop will consist of two parts. The first half of the day will be oriented to general issues related to designing and refining a research project in media studies. Students will be grouped according to the stage of their project. The second part of the workshop will involve discussion of participant’s projects in small groups and on an individual basis, through detailed feedback from senior scholars and other workshop participants.

To Apply:
Submit a 2 to 3 page detailed abstract, detailing your primary research topic, questions, and method.  Abstracts should also clarify what stage the project is at (drafting a proposal, beginning to write, or first draft).

When you apply, please also include the following information in the body of the email:

Personal Information
Name (Family Name, First Name):
Current Residence:
Education
Degrees Awarded (with year):
Current Institutional Affiliation (MA/ PhD level):
Discipline:
Expected year of Graduation :

 

Deadline for submissions is September 2, 2016. Selection decisions are announced bySeptember 30, 2016.

Accepted applicants will be required to circulate a full draft of their proposal or thesis chapter by December 15, 2016. Conveners will circulate a reading list in advance of the workshop.

Please note: This workshop is open only to MA/early PhD students from the Arab region. While the workshop will be in English, we will accept abstracts and papers written in Arabic.

Accepted applicants will also be invited to audit a conference on the topic ‘Rethinking Media through the Middle East,’ also organized by the workshop coordinators, held at AUB during the two days before the workshop.

Funding for accepted applicants from outside Lebanon (airfare and hotel) will be provided by ACSS.

Applications and queries should be sent to mediastudies@aub.edu.lb

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UN-DPI-Peace-Day-Poster
 The Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information invites young people from around the world between the ages of 15 and 24 to submit 10- to 15-second videos in English on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace.
When making your videos, think about why ending poverty, addressing climate change, forging equality and ensuring access to education are important to creating a more peaceful world.
The most engaging videos will be featured on the United Nations International Day of Peace YouTube channel.
Some will even be shown at an official event at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 16 September.
We will be posting selected clips at www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLhcvaNT33Bs8ZvB4j6d8w
from 13 June (the start of the 100 day countdown) through 21 September, the International Day of Peace. When you make your video, please state your name and country at the beginning. [Example: “My name is Jimena, and I’m from Peru.”] And remember that all videos should be appropriate for viewing by younger audiences. We’ll be accepting your submissions from now until 1 September. So start sending your videos to unitednationspeaceday@gmail.com today! Background: The International Day of Peace falls on 21 September. Every year on this day, the United Nations calls on the people of the world to remember their common humanity and join together to build a future free of strife. The theme for 2016, “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”, highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for everyone, all contribute to global harmony. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at a historic summit in September 2015. More information on the International Day of Peace: http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
More information on the Sustainable Development Goals: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
Hashtags: #PeaceDay #GlobalGoals

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Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) Officer is responsible to ensure the program quality through providing technical guidance and support in line with DME policy and framework (LEAP). This position would be based at the national office and will be assigned to specific programme/projects to lead, train and guide programme/projects staff, technical staff and other field staff on DME standards aligned to all the partnership and local initiatives for the portfolio under his/her purview.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities End Results Expected
  1. Quality Assurance
  1. Ensure that all DME processes within WV Lebanon programmes/projects are compliant to the relevant DME standards and frameworks.
  2. Be aware of and support implementation of new WVI programmatic initiatives.
  3. Ensure data is gathered for an effective knowledge management within WV Lebanon.
  4. Ensure effective coordination of LEAP 3.0 and Horizon 3.0 implementation.
  1. Implementation of WVI DME Policy, WV Lebanon Monitoring System and other relevant frameworks.
  2. Contribution to implementation of new programmatic initiatives of WVI that WV Lebanon committed to.
  3. WVL knowledge management system is maintained.
  4. WVL demonstrates high performance of LEAP 3 and Horizon implementation.
  1. Assessment and Design
  1. Assist programme/project managers in the programme/project design process, including needs assessments, establishment of goals and objectives, setting of indicators, development of implementation plans, M&E plans, evaluation and reporting.
  2. Participate in planning for compilation, and writing of the operational plans, annual report and other periodical program documentation.
  3. Lead assessments processes by coordinating with relevant sectors in alignment with strategic priorities, oversee and ensure the quality and completeness of the assessment report design, TOR, submission and approval. Compile documentation and information necessary to facilitate strategic planning in WVL.
  4. Ensure the development of high quality M&E plan, ITT & DIPs, and ensure that every project under his/ her profile have these tools completed, updated and in place.
  1. Programme/project assessment reports and design documents developed in compliance with LEAP standards.
  2. Strategic planning facilitated in a timely manner and with due quality.
  3. Macro-level assessment and landscape analysis reports, narrative of strategic programme are developed, submitted and filed duly.
  4. M&E plan, ITT & DIPs are of high quality
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation
  1. Conduct regular monitoring visits to programmes/projects and provide detailed monitoring reports.
  2. Monitor compliance with WV International Operations Audit standards during the quarterly monitoring
  3. Assist programme/project managers in developing Terms of Reference and develop programme/ project evaluation designs.
  4. Contribute to National Strategy Evaluation and Landscape assessment for new strategy elaboration
  5. Conduct and/or assist in conducting programme/project evaluations.
  6. Where specified by ToR, prepare evaluation reports for programmes/projects evaluated.
  7. Undertake other duties related to DME as assigned by DME Manager.
  1. Regular monitoring reports provided in a timely manner and with due quality.
  2. Monitoring reports reflecting the compliance status of programmes/ projects with international audit standards
  3. All programme/project evaluations have filed ToRs and designs.
  4. National Strategy Indicators measured and reflected in Evaluation report. Landscape analysis report for new strategy developed.
  5. Programme/project evaluations based on LEAP aligned terms of Reference and Evaluation Design (developed in cooperation with partners).
  6. Programme/project evaluations conducted in a timely manner and with due quality according to LEAP/donor requirements.
  7. Other duties duly performed.
  1. Capacity Building
  1. Provide DME-related capacity building for relevant WVL staff.
  2. Initiate self-learning initiatives, understand, unlearn and relearn concepts, systems, techniques, processes and standards that are both internal and external to WV which would enable him/her to carry out responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner
  3. Ensure that knowledge obtained from specific trainings, and international travel opportunities is disseminated to the broader DME team and respective technical staff, and field staff with relevant resources and learning material
  4. Represent WVL at local, national and international forums, working groups, and communities of practice in a manner that will place WVL strongly and preferred partner for program implementation, research and learning.
  5. Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture events.
  1. Relevant staff trained as per the L&D Plans.
  2. Professional capacities are improved.
  3. Capacity of M&E staff is improved and their well-being is maintained
  4. WVL is represented in international forums and recognized as a key partner in for evidence building
  5. Staff spiritually nurtured and reflects in daily work WV core values.
5. Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs
  1. To be aware and prepared to participate in implementation of the National Office Disaster Preparedness Plan (DPP).
  1. Knowledge of the NO DPP and the role of the position holder.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Masters or Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, International Development Studies, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification with an independent research work demonstrating the capacity for critical analysis and application of specialist knowledge.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in design and implementation of M&E systems; including qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment and monitoring.
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities
  • Excellent knowledge about research philosophies, principles, statistical definitions, scientific tool and techniques
  • Ability to design and execute a facilitation process with appropriate and relevant facilitation tools
  • Evidence of understanding, and commitment to WV’s Ministry Framework, the vision, mission, core values and guiding principles
  • A thorough knowledge & understanding of LEAP standards and related DME Processes
  • Ability to recognize, capture and manage DME resources and learning effectively
  • Ability to understand, explain & contextualize complex DME tools
  • Expert data handling skills (classification, categorizing, tabulation etc.) and demonstrates diligence in data management
  • Expert knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting them
  • Evidence of, and commitment to, on-going personal and professional development
  • High level communications skills
  • Ability to attend and participate in capacity building opportunities, trainings and meetings locally and internationally as required by the organization.
  • Ability to train diverse participants with integrity respect and humility
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel locally up to 70% of the time
  • The position requires 30% of the time to be office based
  • The position requires a valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years
  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours (occasionally)

    https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/lebanon/programme-effectiveness/design-monitoring-and-evaluation-officer/4556

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Accountant

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To contribute to WVL Finance Department with implementation of all appropriate processes to ensure continued effective operation of the accounting functions, good stewardship, transparency and accountability.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time Major Activities End Results Expected
20% I. Reporting a. Field Financial Report is placed on LN within the established deadline. Statements reviewed for completeness and correctness, appropriate adjustments are made as necessary.
a. Provide inputs into preparation and submission of FFR (Field Financial Reports) in compliance with World Vision International requirements.
25% II. Accounting, compliance, reweaving and monitoring.
  1. Source documents and monthly vouchers reviewed and verified before submission for posting to Sun System.
  2. Payment packages are reviewed and all outstanding issues are addressed before processing.
  1. Ensure review of source documents and preparation of monthly vouchers.
  2. Review the source documents/ payment package before processing the payment to ensure alignment with local legislation and WV policies and procedures.
50% III. Ongoing financial activities
  1. All vouchers prepared/ reviewed according month closing schedule. All entries are made into accounting software on a daily basis.
  2. All payments processed within 3 working days after complete supporting documents submitted to the accounting.
  3. Cash Count Document prepared in line with WVL policy. Cash Balance is equal to the balance per cash book. All cash and bank check payments done without delay.
  4. Payments to the employees are processed within set deadlines.
  5. All accounts payable/receivable are reconciled by T3 code (vendor/employee). There is no outstanding and/or unknown balances recorded. Bank balances per books are the same with balances in Bank statement.
  6. Employee advances are cleared within the deadline.
  7. Provide documents requested by auditor and ensure accurate filling of these documents after audit is finished.
  8. Assets data register updated regularly, reports are prepared per request. Data in the Assets data register are the same with the result of stock tacking.
  9. LDR’s are sorted and filed by 30th of the next month.
  10. Accurate documents storage is organized by sorting/filing documents by their types and periods.
  11. All SA’s submitted to other World Vision offices within 30 days. Ensure SAs recorded in the GL are reconciled with Sun System records and outstanding issues are addressed in timely manner.
  12. All accounts are reconciled and necessary adjustments are made.
  1. Prepare/review coding on financial vouchers for valid account/cost centre /donor combinations. Enter financial data into “Interface Voucher” database as required.
  2. Process payments within 3 working days after complete supporting documents submitted to the finance department.
  3. Track daily cash balance. Prepare cash and bank check payments to employees, casual workers and suppliers as required.
  4. Assist with monthly salary recording and processing salary transfers to staff (if needed).
  5. Conduct all account payables/receivables and all bank accounts balances reconciliation monthly.
  6. All submitted EERs are reviewed timely and there are no outstanding advances to the staff.
  7. Provide assistance during audit process with timely provision of selected documents.
  8. Maintain the Assets data register (software if applicable), including assets provided to the beneficiaries Prepare assets reports per request. To reconcile results of the inventory stock taking performed by admin with the records at least annually.
  9. Collect and file LDR’s on a regular basis.
  10. To organize accurate documents filing and storage.
  11. Prepare SA’s for other World Vision offices within the deadline. Maintain SA database. Prepare SA vouchers and monitor SA balances monthly, reconcile with GL balance.
  12. Assist the Finance Compliance Manager with monthly reconciliations as required.
5% Other Responsibilities a. Be aware and prepared to implement National Office Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA) plan

b. Participated regularly in devotional and staff meetings.

c. Assigned tasks are performed on expected level within assigned timeframe.

a. To be aware and prepared to implement National Office Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan.

b. Attend and participate in regular devotions and staff meetings.

c. Perform other functions as requested by Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • At least 3 years of experience in accounting.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal controls.
  • Requires proven experience in treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets, and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems.
  • Computer literacy and working knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Fluency in English required
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills, team building skills, and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
  • Analytical skills and good attention to details.
  • Must be self-motivated, innovation, able to work under pressure.
  • Ability to travel across the country 10 % of time.

https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/lebanon/finance/accountant/4379 

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A short term  vacancy , there is an Opening for NON-KEY EXPERTS On Gender Observatory, who will have to work from Beirut Lebanon/NCLW office under the project : “GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LEBANON” that is funded by the EU here is the link to the TOR http://nclw.org.lb/NewsList/76 in case you want to apply please Email: maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu (Team Leader ) and (Project Manager: Diana Casallas :  casallas@eurecna.it

Good Luck to all candidates!!

PS: I don’t accept any phone calls or emails for this. Kindly do directly email team leader:  maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu (Team Leader ) and (Project Manager: Diana Casallas :  casallas@eurecna.it;

I think it is june and july 2016  and not april and may as stated in the TOR below, but when you mail them you can inquire further

 

best

Rita Chemaly

Terms of Reference for non-key experts assignment

 

Project: “GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LEBANON”
Expert: To Be Selected
Period: June – July 2016
Location: Beirut, Lebanon (NCLW offices in Hazmeih)
Position: Senior Non Key Expert on Gender Observatories
Man/days: 20 working days
Team and Reporting Lines Email
Project Director: Mario Costariol costariol@eurecna.it
Team Leader: Maggy Grabundzija maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu
Project Manager: Diana Casallas casallas@eurecna.it
EU Task Manager: Roula Abbas
background
The EU funded project on gender equity and empowerment of women in Lebanon aims to improve mainstreaming of the gender dimension at policy and sector levels in Lebanon by strengthening the National Commission of Lebanese Women’s internal governance towards effective fulfilment of its mandate, to create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with State and non-State actions and to improve media outreach and advocacy.

The objective of the mission is to assess the possibility of establishing a Lebanese Gender Observatory at NCLW. The Observatory should ideally measure and identify gender inequalities and their trends in the fields of economic, political participation and violence against women and other gender issues.  It will provide policy makers and researchers with this information as well as with gender indicators which will help them in policy making and in undertaking research and different studies.

 

Contents of the Assignment  
Project Work Plan – Component II: Create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with state and non-state actors

Activity 2.1.3. Develop a feasibility study on setting up a Lebanese Gender Observatory at NCLW

The observatory should ideally measure, identify and assess inequalities and their evolution, and working to make them visible so that they can influence policy makers and legislators.  The observatory shall collect and analyse relevant information about gender inequalities such as draft laws submitted to Parliament, reports to legislative bodies and those required for reporting on international conventions and relevant research conducted by research institutions, universities, international organizations and NGOs.

A non-key expert who has experience in setting-up such observatories or has worked in one will be providing a feasibility study including mission, structure, role, staffing, inputs and outputs of the Observatory

 

Scope of the Work
 

The appointed expert will be required to undertake the following tasks:

1.        Carry out the mission following a  work plan that has to be discussed and approved by the team leader and NCLW

2.        Carry out a mapping of existing  gender observatory(ies) in Lebanon and draw lessons learned from their experience

3.        Based on the findings of the mapping, propose priority(ies) on gender related issue that can be covered by  the gender observatory

4.        Identify  the basic  requirements (possible structure ,human resources, funds, cooperation of other partners, sustainability…etc.) needed to set up a gender observatory at NCLW

5.        Share a minimum of two examples of good sustainable practices of gender observatories established in other countries of similar context and provide analysis on factors of the success and the lessons learned from the experiences.

6.        Deliver a presentation to NCLW and TL with the findings of his/her mission with regard to the feasibility/possibility/convenience of  establishment of gender observatory

 

Methodology
 

The Expert will apply the following methodology:

1.        Desk review of gender related documents, legislations, gender indicators available at NCLW and  in Lebanon

2.        Interviews with various relevant stakeholders in Lebanon i.e. staff of NCLW, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), UNESCWA, the Central administration for statistics (CAS), gender experts, universities, etc.

3.        Developing a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a Lebanese Gender Observatory at NCLW which can provide policy makers and researchers with data and indicators on any gender inequalities in the fields of political, economic participation and violence against women and all gender issues related to CEDAW and Beijing Platform of Action.

 

Outputs Requested  
1.        A  detailed work plan of the mission to be approved by Team Leader

2.        A feasibility study on requirements with regards to data, structure, indicators, human resources, funds necessary, sustainability to establish a gender observatory at NCLW. The study will include a mapping of similar gender observatory in Lebanon. The study will also provide an analysis of 2 good sustainable practices of gender observatories which will help in setting up a gender observatory at NCLW

3.        A Power point presentation on findings of the study to Project Team

4.        Final Mission report

Timeline  
The assignment is expected to take place in April – May (20 working days) as per the below timeline:
Action Days
1.        Review the data available in Lebanon on gender related issues needed to establish the gender observatory, identify previous experiences of gender observatory and conduct interviews with implementers (8 days) 8 days: 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 7,8
2.        A feasibility study on gender observatory at NCLW (the study will have two parts: Part I, the availability of external resources (data, statistics, indicators, studies…etc.) and rationale the choice of the gender observatory fields of interventions. The study will also include mapping of similar gender observatories in Lebanon and model examples of other gender observatories that can be made use of , Part II, the extent of availability of internal resources required for establishing the observatory (i.e. structure, human resources, financial resources, management resources…etc.) (11 days) 9 days:, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,17,18,19
3.        Mission report and presentation (1 day) 1 day: 20
Qualifications and Skills requested for the position

1.        Minimum M.A. in gender and development, development studies, or other related social science

2.         Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English

3.         Knowledge of Arabic and/or French language is an asset

General experience

1.        Minimum of 10 years work experience in gender and development related field.

2.        Minimum of 5 years of  experience in undertaking research in the field of gender and development

3.        Minimum of3 years of experience in developing feasibility studies in gender related fields

Specific experience

1.        Minimum five years work experience on gender related issues   in an ENPI country.

2.        Minimum two years previous experience on how to use data and research in influencing policies

3.        A minimum of one experience in research/studies or work related to establishment of a gender observatory

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Researcher and Coordinator
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Section/Unit: Democratic Governance
Reports to: Chief Technical Advisor and Head of Research
Project reference: 00085494
Budgeted level: SC-7
Source of Funding: 00085494
Duration of Employment: 8 months (Renewable)
II. Scope/Objective

The Common Space Initiative (CSI) project supports consensus building, sustainable civil peace, constitutional strengthening and stakeholder dialogues in Lebanon. This support will be provided through technical assistance, technical information and shared knowledge resources, collective and action research, common meeting spaces for stakeholders, expertise and other essential resources.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and guidance of the Head of Research, the Researcher and Coordinator will be providing support in coordinating all policy dialogues facilitated by CSI as well as providing research support needed in the development of public policies.

III. Functions / Key Results Expected

1. Support and coordinate Dialogue Forums & Expert Committees by liaising with members on needs identified by the group, research, reports, knowledge resource, membership participation, and planned activities.
2. Coordinate, liaise, and follow-up on communication between concerned parties, partners and members of Dialogue Forums and Expert Committees. This will include taking minutes of non-formal dialogue meetings, sharing all information in a timely fashion, support and respond to the needs of participants.
3. Participate and assist in the coordination of activities of Dialogue Forums and Expert Committees in the framework of each group’s terms of reference and the Common Space procedural principles.
4. Work closely with the Head of Research to provide knowledge resources and coordinate the provision of information in public policy dialogues, civil peace and consensus building initiatives of the Common Space.
5. Conduct research on public policies as directed by the Head of Research and support in the drafting of concept notes and TOR for commissioned research/external researchers.
6. Follow up with all external experts on the delivery of outputs in a timely matter and in a way that would meet the criteria set and quality standards
7. Provide support in expanding the network of experts and partners as needed to support all dialogue groups and consolidate knowledge provision and expertise.
8. Support the Head of Research and the Shared Knowledge Coordinator the development of all CSI publications
9. Support the Head of Research in the drafting of all needed reports including: dialogue reports, quarterly reports. Annual reports and other when requested.
10. Support the Head of Research on related tasks when needed
IV. Competencies

• Demonstrated conceptual and analytical ability.
• Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to resolve problems independently.
• Proven team worker’s skills.
• Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
• Displays cultural, gender, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

V. Recruitment Qualifications

Education: University Degree (Bachelor or equivalent) or Graduate Degree (Masters or equivalent)  in Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Sociology, or related fields.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience with a University Degree or 2 years with a Graduate Degree.
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English. Knowledge of French is a plus.

To apply : http://www.undp.org.lb/jobs/VacancyApply.cfm

good  luck!!!

Rita chemaly

 

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POSITION REF: 12106MC

Location: Lebanon

ِِA-About the Assignment
An important component of establishing a well functioning internal structure for the WHRD MENA Coalition is designating an effective “Membership Guidelines” accompanied by a “Membership Strategy” to incorporate feminist voices from the region into working processes of the Coalition.The guideline and strategy will also serve to maintaining regular and productive flow of communication as well  sustaining effective collaboration among members.Therefore, following consultations with existing members, the Coordinator of the MENA Coalition and its Membership Committee, by the end of the assignment (10 hours per week, 40 hours per month, and 160 hours over the span of 4 months) the consultant is expected to hand in:

• Initial mapping of organization’s working on HR in the three regions of the coalition.
• A comprehensive guideline explaining the criteria for accepting new members to the Coalition
• A membership strategy for the Coalition for 2016-2017

B-Scope of work and expected deliverables
The scope of work encompasses supporting the MENA Coalition in developing “Membership Guidelines” and “Membership Strategy” including:

• Mapping needs and expectations of existing members through bilateral Skype interviews
• Working in close coordination with the Coordinator of the MENA Coalition, Sara Abughazal, and the Membership Committee to develop comprehensive membership criteria and guidelines in line with the values, mission and strategic priorities of the MENA Coalition
• Developing a FAQ for the website of the Coalition explaining the values and mission of the Coalition and the criteria for applying to become a new member
• Developing an effective membership strategy for 2016-2017 based on consultations with existing members, the Coordinator and the Membership Committee .

C-Term:
40 hours per month is required during this period to a maximum of 160 hours over the term of 4 months.
Deadline to apply 25th of Feb 2016

Qualification:

1-Extensive Experience in working in the Human Rights Field ( 4- 5 years)
2- Excellent writing skills in English and Arabic Languages, French is a PLUS. 
3- Experience in communication, Human Resource, and research.
4- Good Knowledge of different contexts in the Arab Region.
5- Experience in Data management, excel, google form, google could

Apply to: coordinator at whrdmena.org, short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please insert position reference as subject of Email. CV and Cover Letter should be sent as an ATTACHMENT. 

more info : http://whrdmena.org/

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1- Researcher for Gulf Team:

The Middle East and North Africa Programme at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, team oriented person to the role of Iraq Researcher in the Gulf team.

“ABOUT THE JOB:
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Gulf team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.

ABOUT YOU:
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have specialist knowledge and preferably first hand experience of the Gulf region in particular Iraq and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the Gulf region. You’ll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills, is essential, as is the ability to speak and read Arabic fluently. ”

here is the source for the opening : https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/researcher—gulf-team-1332/1358/description/ 

Here are more details appearing on the page about this specific opening

  • Closing Date: 17 January 2016
  • Directorate: Research
  • Location: London
  • Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Working Hours: 35
  • Salary: £43,200

to download the full TOR of the researcher job file:Researcher – Gulf Team amnesty international

2- Gender sexuality and identity – PROGRAMME DIRECTOR (1371)

“Whatever a person’s gender, sexuality, race, religion or any other identity tag, no-one should be discriminated against on the basis of who they are. No one should have their rights violated because of their identity, or because they defend the human rights of others. That’s why we’re committed to ending human rights abuses on the basis of identity, and ending the prejudice and discrimination that fuel such abuses. It’s pioneering work – and it’ll be down to you to lead the way. 

About the role
In this highly influential role, you’ll shape and develop our strategies, policies, research and advocacy on gender, sexual orientation and other forms of identity-based discrimination – making us the recognised authority on human rights abuses grounded in such discrimination. Doing this successfully means working with people across Amnesty International (AI), strengthening our research methodologies and managing a team of dedicated staff as they advise us on how to how to research, advocate and campaign on equal rights. It will involve raising awareness, enabling staff to play their roles and generating external debate. As well as writing incisive analyses, reports and briefings, you’ll represent AI to the media and to policy makers. You’ll also manage a significant budget and develop a coherent and effective operational plan. More than that, you’ll keep up to date with emerging political, academic and human rights trends to better support those who are standing up to perpetrators of human rights violations throughout the world. Even more importantly, you will yourself be an important thought leader or entrepreneur in this area of work.

About you
An experienced human rights leader, you’ll have an impressive record of researching for advocacy and carrying out intersectional analyses of discrimination in relation to human rights. You’ll have a proven record of work and scholarship in identity-based discrimination. You’ll need specialist knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and a proven ability to inspire and motivate those around you. With practiced relationship-building and strategic planning abilities, you’ll be adept at successfully managing people and resources. You’ll also have shown your ability to write for a variety of publications and have the credibility, communication skills and political judgement to represent AI externally. A strong team player, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively and be passionate about ending identity-based human rights violations.”

here is the source of the opening: https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/gender-sexuality-and-identity—programme-director-1371/1397/description/

3 – finally a post that is for the BEIRUT Office: Regional Director  MENA: (1388)

“THE CONTEXT

Amnesty International has embarked on a global transition programme to ensure a more impactful and truly global presence for the movement. A movement that acts with greater legitimacy, speed, capacity and relevance as we stand alongside those whose rights are violated. We are adapting to a changing world by building on Amnesty International’s 50+ years of ground-breaking achievements for justice and freedom. We believe that by deepening our work in new global offices, including in the global South, we will be even more in line with our mission and core values. Our activists and staff around the world will have increased direct and indirect contact with defenders, partners and human rights violations in different parts of the world with our IS staff “closer to the ground”. As we build significant membership in the South, we will see international solidarity and democratic decision-making in full bloom.

In the past two years we have opened Regional Offices in Dakar, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Mexico City – and now we are expanding our presence further. Over the next year we will establish new operations in Bangkok, Tunis, Beirut with other locations to come.

ABOUT THE BEIRUT REGIONAL DIRECTOR ROLE
Our Beirut office will tackle a host of diverse human rights issues in the region. As Regional Director and leader of our presence in the region, we will look to you to develop and adapt our global strategies within the region. You will lead a multifunctional team to develop and deliver effective research, campaigns, communications, growth and fundraising plans. So you will need to create a culture of collaboration and integration as you establish the office, support your staff and take accountability for managing resources and increasing the impact of our work. At the same time, you will be guaranteeing that your team retain all that is distinctive about Amnesty including our values & beliefs, our global identity, coherence and consistency, our independence and impartiality and the centrality of the individual.

ABOUT YOU
A politically astute, experienced, inspirational and resilient leader, you will bring your expert knowledge and experience as a leader capable of influencing the direction of Amnesty International’s impact within the region. You will have a sound knowledge of regional political and social contexts that comes from living and working in the region; with knowledge of international human rights law and regional human rights frameworks you will have a balance with your awareness of membership and constituency building, fundraising and media visibility within the region. You’ll be a strategic thinker who can create plans, manage staff directly and in a global matrix, allocate resources and maintain a strong network of government, NGO and media contacts. So you’ll have the communication, presentation and advocacy skills needed to represent AI to a variety of audiences, along with the credibility to influence them and effect positive change.

ABOUT US
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.

FREEDOM, JUSTICE, EQUALITY – LET’S GET TO WORK.

LE CONTEXTE

Amnesty International s’est engagée dans un programme mondial de transition, afin d’assurer une présence plus efficace et véritablement mondiale du mouvement. Un mouvement qui a renforcé sa légitimité, sa rapidité, sa capacité et la pertinence de ses actions auprès des victimes de violations des droits humains. Amnesty International s’adapte à un monde en évolution en s’appuyant sur plus de 50 ans d’avancées majeures en faveur de la justice et de la liberté. Nous sommes convaincus qu’en accentuant notre travail dans de nouveaux bureaux à travers le monde, notamment dans les pays du Sud mondial, nous serons encore davantage en accord avec notre mission et nos valeurs fondamentales. Partout dans le monde, avec un personnel du SI « plus près de terrain », nos militants et les membres de nos équipes auront davantage de contacts directs et indirects avec les défenseurs des droits humains, avec nos partenaires et avec les personnes qui ont été victimes d’atteintes à leurs droits fondamentaux. En recrutant dans les pays du Sud un nombre significatif de membres, nous verrons s’épanouir la solidarité internationale et les processus décisionnels démocratiques.

Lors des deux dernières années, nous avons ouvert des bureaux régionaux à Dakar, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Hong Kong et Mexico – et nous continuons d’étendre notre présence. Au cours des prochaines années, nous mènerons de nouvelles actions à Bangkok, Tunis, Beyrouth et dans d’autres endroits à venir.

RÔLEDU DIRECTEUR RÉGIONAL DE BEYROUTH
Notre bureau de Beyrouth se focalisera sur de nombreuses questions liées aux droits humains dans la région. En tant que directeur ou directrice régional-e et responsable de notre mouvement dans la région, nous compterons sur vous pour développer et adapter nos stratégies mondiales dans la région. Vous dirigerez une équipe multidisciplinaire dans le but d’élaborer et de réaliser des travaux de recherche efficaces, des campagnes, des communications ainsi que des plans de croissance et de collecte de fonds. Lors de la mise en place du bureau, vous devrez donc développer une culture de collaboration et d’intégration, et soutenir votre équipe. Vous serez responsable de la gestion des ressources et de la maximisation de notre impact. Dans le même temps, vous veillerez à ce que votre équipe ne perde pas de vue les caractéristiques propres d’Amnesty, notamment nos valeurs et nos convictions, notre identité mondiale, notre cohérence et notre constance, notre indépendance, notre impartialité et le caractère central que nous conférons à l’individu.

VOTRE PROFIL
Avec l’intelligence politique qui est la vôtre, avec votre expérience, votre caractère mobilisateur et votre résistance, vous tirerez profit de votre expertise et de vos compétences à la tête d’une équipe pour accroître l’impact d’Amnesty International dans la région. Vous disposez d’une solide connaissance du contexte politique et social de la région, acquise en vivant et en travaillant sur place. Vous êtes au fait du droit international en matière de droits humains et des cadres régionaux relatifs aux droits humains. Vous faites également preuve de connaissances en matière de recrutement de membres, de recherche de soutiens, de collecte de fonds et de visibilité médiatique dans la région. Vous avez des capacités de réflexion stratégique et êtes capable d’élaborer des plans, de gérer une équipe tant directement que dans le cadre d’une structure mondiale, de répartir des ressources et d’entretenir un solide réseau de contacts au sein du gouvernement, d’ONG et des médias. Vous disposez donc des compétences nécessaires en matière de communication, de présentation et de travail de pression pour représenter Amnesty International auprès de publics variés. Vous jouissez également de la crédibilité suffisante pour avoir une influence sur ces publics et les orienter vers un changement positif.

À PROPOS DE NOUS
Amnesty International est un mouvement mondial réunissant plus de sept millions de personnes qui agissent pour que les droits fondamentaux de chaque individu soient respectés. Nous touchons presque tous les pays du monde et nous comptons : 

  • plus de 2 millions de membres et sympathisants qui font avancer notre lutte en faveur des droits
  • plus de 5 millions de militants qui renforcent nos appels à la justice

Notre objectif est simple : mettre fin aux violations des droits humains. Indépendante, internationale et influente, notre organisation se bat pour la justice, l’équité, la liberté et la vérité partout où elles sont bafouées. Que nous nous engagions en menant d’importantes recherches, par un travail de pression directe, en organisant des manifestations de masse ou des campagnes en ligne, nous sommes tous poussés par l’espoir d’un monde meilleur. Un monde où les droits humains seraient respectés et protégés par tous et partout. Notre travail n’est rendu possible que par les dons généreux de millions de personnes dans le monde.

LIBERTÉ, JUSTICE, ÉGALITÉ – METTONS-NOUS AU TRAVAIL.

 

 

شرعت منظمة العفو الدولية في تنفيذ برنامج انتقالي عالمي يهدف إلى ضمان أن تصبح المنظمة حركة ذات حضور عالمي حقيقي وأكثر تأثيراً، حركة تعمل بمشروعية وسرعة وقدرة أكبر وأكثر ملاءمة للواقع، وهي تقف إلى جانب الذين تُنتهك حقوقهم. إننا نتكيف مع عالم متغير عن طريق البناء على المنجزات المبتكرة التي حققتها منظمة العفو الدولية على مدى 50 عاماً ونيِّف من أجل العدالة والحرية. ونعتقد أننا بتعميق عملنا في مكاتب عالمية جديدة، بما فيها بلدان الجنوب، سنكون أكثر اتساقاً مع رسالتنا وقيمنا الأساسية. وسيكون نشطاء المنظمة وموظفوها حول العالم على صلة مباشرة وغير مباشرة، وعلى نحو متزايد، مع المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان والشركاء وضحايا انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في مختلف بلدان العالم، وسيكون موظفونا في الأمانة الدولية “أكثر قرباً من الميدان”. ومع بناء عضوية كبيرة في بلدان الجنوب، سنشهد ازدهاراً كاملاً للتضامن الأممي وصنع القرار الديمقراطي

وقد أنشأنا في السنتين الماضيتين مكاتب إقليمية في كل من داكار ونيروبي وجوهانسبرغ وهونغ كونغ ومدينة المكسيك- ونحن نقوم الآن بتوسيع حضورنا العالمي أكثر فأكثر. وخلال السنتين القادمتين سنقوم بإنشاء مواقع عمل جديدة في بانكوك وتونس وبيروت، مع مواقع أخرى في المستقبل.

ما يتعلق بدور المدير الإقليمي في بيروت

سوف يتعامل مكتبنا في بيروت مع طائفة متنوعة من قضايا حقوق الإنسان في المنطقة. ونحن نتوقع منك، كمدير إقليمي وكقائد لعملية تواجد المنظمة في المنطقة، أن تقوم بتطوير وتكييف استراتيجياتنا العالمية في المنطقة؛ وأن تتولى قيادة فريق متعدد الوظائف يضطلع بوضع وتنفيذ الخطط الخاصة بالبحوث والحملات والاتصالات والنمو وجمع الأموال. ولذا ينبغي أن تعمل على خلق ثقافة تعاون وتكامل أثناء تأسيس المكتب، ودعم موظفي المكتب، وتحمُّل المسؤولية عن إدارة الموارد، وزيادة تأثير عملنا. وفي الوقت نفسه، ينبغي ضمان أن يحافظ فريقك على كل ما هو مميَّز لدى منظمة العفو الدولية، بما في ذلك قيمها ومعتقداتها وهويتها العالمية وتماسكها واتساقها واستقلالها وحيدتها ومركزية الفرد بالنسبة لها.

ما يتعلق بك

إننا نتوقع منك، كقائد يتسم بالحصافة السياسية والخبرة والإلهام والمثابرة، أن تحمل معك معارفك وخبراتك وتجاربك كقائد قادر على توجيه تأثير منظمة العفو الدولية في المنطقة؛ وأن تتمتع بمعرفة رصينة بالأوضاع السياسية والاجتماعية الإقليمية المستمدة من العيش والعمل في المنطقة. وبتمتعك بمعرفة القانون الدولي لحقوق الإنسان والأطر الإقليمية لحقوق الإنسان، يمكنك خلق توازن مع وعيك ببناء العضوية وقواعد المؤازرين وجمع الأموال والحضور المرئي في وسائل الإعلام. والمطلوب أن تكون مفكراً استراتيجياً قادراً على وضع الخطط، وإدارة الموظفين بشكل مباشر، وضمن منظومة عالمية، وتخصيص الموارد، والاحتفاظ بشبكة قوية من الصِلات مع الحكومات والمنظمات غير الحكومية ووسائل الإعلام. وعليه ينبغي التمتع بمهارات الاتصال والتقديم والعمل الدعوي الضرورية لتمثيل منظمة العفو الدولية أمام جمهور متنوع، إلى جانب التحلي بالصدقية اللازمة للتأثير عليهم وإحداث تغيير إيجابي.

 

ما يتعلق بنا/ من نحن 

منظمة العفو الدولية حركة عالمية تضم ما يزيد على 7 ملايين عضو ومؤازر وناشط يناضلون من أجل عالم يتمتع فيه جميع البشر بجميع حقوق الإنسان. وتصل المنظمة إلى كل بلد من بلدان العالم تقريبا، وتتألف من:

  • أكثر من 2 مليون عضو ومؤازر يقومون بدفع نضالنا من أجل الحقوق إلى لأمام،
  • أكثر من 5 ملايين ناشط يعززون دعواتنا من أجل تحقيق العدالة.

وهدفنا بسيط: وضع حد لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان. وبصفتها منظمة مستقلة ودولية ومؤثرة، فإنها تناضل من أجل العدالة والمساواة والحرية والحقيقة حيثما يجري الحرمان منها. وسواءً كنا نمارس ضغوطاً من خلال البحوث القوية أو كسب التأييد، بواسطة المظاهرات الجماهيرية أو الحملات عبر الانترنت، فإننا جميعاً يحدونا الأمل في عالم أفضل، عالم تحظى فيه حقوق الإنسان بالاحترام والحماية من قبل كل شخص في كل مكان. ولا يمكننا أن نفعل ذلك بدون التبرعات السخية لملايين الأشخاص من سائر أنحاء العالم.

حرية، عدالة، مساواة- هيَّا إلى العمل.

there is no salary salary scale for this post 😦 here r the details they give :

  • Closing Date: 17 January 2016
  • Directorate: Regional Offices and Global Operations
  • Location: Beirut
  • Type: Permanent
  • Working Hours: 35

good luck for all!!

Rita Chemaly

 https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/regional-director—mena—

beirut-office-1388/1414/description/Here is the source:

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Dear readers anyone is interested in the call of proposal launched by KIP / AUB USAID project?

it covers:  15 research/data gathering projects.

Researchers, graduate students, and faculty based within civil society organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks and/or other related contexts working on relevant issues are encouraged to apply.

The project aims to  examine issues relating to gender and sexuality with the aim of positively contributing to the empowerment of women and other marginalized groups in Lebanon.

attached for you is the KIP project call for proposal with full details.

in brief: There will be 9 grants of $5,000 USD each which fund documentation projects where researchers gather information and data pertaining to gender and sexuality issues in public, judicial, legal, syndicated, private business, and civil society organizations. Additionally, there will be 6 grants of $10,000 USD each which fund theory-driven and knowledge-generating academic research projects.
We are seeking proposals that focus on either gathering data/information or generating knowledge relating to the following five thematic areas:
(1) Sexual Harassment and other forms of abusive behaviors or discrimination disproportionately targeting women and other marginalized groups at work, at school, in universities, and in other traditional or nontraditional structures in Lebanon.
(2) Barriers and facilitators affecting participation and representation of women and other marginalized groups at work, in government, in management and leadership as well as in other decision making roles in traditional or nontraditional structures in Lebanon.
(3) The current health and wellbeing practices and perceptions around of gender and sexuality in Lebanon.
(4) The next generation: the perceptions, attitudes and the current practices of youth and young adults in relation to gender equality and sexuality in Lebanon.
(5) Conceptual etymology and legal genealogy of gender, sexuality, and bodily rights in Lebanon.

 

The KIP Project is funded through a federal assistance award from the U.S. Department of State and under the direction of Associate Professor Charlotte Karam (Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut). If interested, please send an email to the KIP Project Coordinator Ms. Zeina Mhaidly at zm32@aub.edu.lb.

 

Good luck to all!!!

Rita Chemaly

below is the full link to the PDF:

THE KIP PROJECT CFP. 2015-2016

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Consultant for developing a training manual on four reproductive health thematic areas

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN
TERMS OF REFERENCE

I.    GENERAL INFORMATION

Job Title:    Consultant for developing a training manual on four reproductive health thematic areas

Project:   LBN3U705

Duty Station:    Beirut, Lebanon

Duration of Employment:    3 months (October 2015- December 2015)

II.    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
Since 2006, the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) has been collaborating with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) towards mainstreaming gender aspects in various development platforms, policies, and strategies.
NCLW and UNFPA have sustained their collaboration in 2015 to implement all activities agreed upon for 2015 namely (a) strengthen the institutionalization and operationalization of the National Action Plan related to the national women strategy in Lebanon 2011-2021, (b) support advocacy efforts for promoting legislation towards gender mainstreaming and equality including CEDAW, and c) Enhance institutional capacities on gender mainstreaming.

Within the context of the joint 2015 annual work plan between NCLW and UNFPA, an activity will be implemented aiming at developing a reference training manual on reproductive health (RH).
The objective of this task will aim specifically at:
Developing facilitator’s training modules for each of the 4 thematic areas developed in friendly user booklets and related to “prevention of breast cancer, prevention from HIV, family planning and prevention during pregnancy, and violence against women prevention and response” chosen by NCLW and UNFPA during the 2006 project entitled “Women Empowerment: Peaceful Action for Security and Stability (WE PASS)”.
The brief and simply adapted training modules that will be developed can be used by facilitators (who could consist of, nurses, midwifes, dispensary staff etc.) during awareness raising sessions within various settings mainly in NCLW developed training centers in the regions.
The outcome is expected to contribute to preparing the grounds for engaging in appropriate discussions and interactions among different participants on reproductive health issues.  It is expected that increased knowledge and discussion among stakeholders on these issues would contribute to more positive attitudes as well as engaging in safe, responsible and harmless practices.
The rationale for the production of 4 training modules and pre-testing them in two regions Akkar/Quayteh and Chiyah, is to make efficient and optimal the use of the 4 booklets developed by NCLW with the support of UNFPA during the WE PASS project.

The training manual will be used by the trained trainers (nurses, midwifes, dispensary staff etc.  ) as a tool to facilitate awareness-raising sessions with different stakeholders and in different settings (i.e. camps, dispensaries, health centers etc.).
The consultancy will be undertaken in close collaboration with UNFPA and under the overall guidance of the NCLW Secretary General, and in consultation with NCLW National Director and project manager.
The consultant will be undertaking his/her tasks as per the description below:

(a) undertaking desk review and literature search of pertinent training module resources as well as similar material, (b) reviewing the 4 booklets and the adaptation of the guide/handbook already produced on RH (c) carrying out consultation and meetings with UNFPA  and NCLW  to develop the training modules,  (d) developing a structured framework for the modules, f) delivering 2 TOT in 2 regions of Lebanon to pilot test the modules  and (e) finalizing the training modules  based on testing and feedback by UNFPA and NCLW .
III.    METHODOLOGY AND DELIVERABLES

A-  Methodology

    1. Prepare and submit a methodological plan for the consultancy with key milestones and timeline;
    2. Carry out desk and literature review and investigate/review similar resources developed/used in the country and/or the region related to training on RH;
    3. Consult with UNFPA, NCLW regarding the booklets developed;
    4. Develop a framework and structure for each of the training  modules on basis of literature review and consultation based on the booklets;
    5. Elaborate the  content of each module;
    6. Prepare and ensure timely delivery of the first draft of the modules for review by NCLW and UNFPA;
    7. Pre-test the training modules through the undertaking of 2 TOT with 2 groups of medical staff in 2 regions of Lebanon (Akkar and Chiyah ) as deemed necessary for obtaining feedback including views and opinions of potential users;
    8. Finalize the training modules on basis of comments received from the field ;
    9. Provide NCLW and UNFPA with an electronic and hard copy of the final modules (Arabic);
    10. Proof read the final text once the graphic designer has worked on the layout.

B-    Deliverables

The final outcome to be delivered by the consultant at the completion of this task would consist of 1) a training manual on 4 thematic areas of RH (2 Months). as well as 2) the delivery and facilitation of 2 TOTs in 2 regions of Lebanon as per NCLW and UNFPA activity 05/AWP/2015 description. (1 month)

IV.    SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UNFPA

UNFPA and NCLW shall assist the consultant on tasks related to the Terms of Reference and as follows:
•    Provide access to various reference material as part of the desk and literature review;
•    Facilitate access to stakeholders for the pretesting;
•    Provide input on the draft training manual plan and developed training modules and exercises.

V.    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
•    Advanced University degree in social/development /Human sciences or other related areas with previous work experience and considerable skills in training material development

Experience
•    Considerable knowledge and expertise in RH including HIV/AIDS and Gender/GBV ;
•    Extensive experience in training material development, field work and focus groups;
•    Strong analytical writing skills
•    Knowledge with UNFPA’s work is an asset

Competencies 
•    Strong Arabic writing skills
•    Excellent analytical and writing skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Working in teams
•    Excellent training and facilitation skills
•    Conflict and self-management
•    Organizational awareness
•    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence

Language and requirements    
•    Fluency and excellent writing skills in Arabic and English
•    IT knowledgeable (i.e. Microsoft office programs, Internet browsing, etc…).

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by providing an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs, as well as a cover letter and the budget required
  • Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Consultant for developing a training manual on four reproductive health thematic areas ;
  • NCLW will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest
  • The CV should be submitted to the following email address: info@nclw.org.lb no later than September 24, 2015.

Source: http://www.unfpa.org.lb/UNFPA-LEBANON/Vacancies-and-Notices.aspx

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Funding & Reporting Officer Oxfam GB
Deadline for applications: Friday, October 9, 2015
Full time position
Location: Beirut, Lebanon

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Information Management

 Lead responsibility for managing Oxfam’s contract management database (CRIMSON), maintaining up to date proposal, allocations, income, reporting and other contract records

  • Maintain restricted funding information systems and records on donor contracts and income data on shared drive and hard files
  • Coordinate communications with existing donors including responding to information requests, income tracking, contract amendments etc.

Management of Funds

 

  • Review, edit and submit donor financial and narrative reports, (in close coordination with the Programme Manager, Regional Funding Coordinator and the finance team) ensuring consistency, accuracy, clarity and timely submission in compliance with Oxfam policies and procedures, and donor requirements.
  • Support the team to monitor restricted funding expenditure, ensuring the timely identification of problems (e.g. ineligible expenditure, miscoding etc), enabling appropriate corrective action, such as amendments and extension requests, to be taken.
  • Actively participate in monthly financial monitoring meetings.
  • Compile quarterly reporting, with a particular focus on compliance and systems risks associated with donor contracts.
  • Research new in country funding prospects to meet the set ambition of the programme.
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining up-to-date funding grids and updates.

 

Programme Review and Key Learning

 

  • To assist the Programme Manager in the development of thematic reports to donors about ways of working, success stories and context.
  • Support preparation for audits, reviews or donor visits of donor funded programs as required.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

 

  • Education to a postgraduate degree level in social sciences, development studies or related discipline.
    • Analytical skills and critical thinking with the ability to research, analyse, and report (e.g. researching donor priorities, evaluating proposals and reports, determining match between external funding opportunities and Oxfam objectives).
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills: both written and verbal.
    • Knowledge of planning for, securing and managing funds from institutional donors, such as EC, ECHO, DFID, CIDA, and UN agencies.
    • Self-motivated, target-driven and an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising opportunities.
    • A team player with highly developed interpersonal, influencing and relationship skills.
    • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal (English and Arabic).
    • Strong administrative and numerical skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage her/his time effectively. Willing and able to adapt priorities in order to respond to changing demands.
    • An understanding of and experience of working in the humanitarian sector.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Responsible, flexible and adaptable
    • Good team player and builder
    • Knowledge and skills in computer usage (Ms Word, Excel). Other applications are preferable
Experience required: 3 to 5 years
Education degree: Masters Degree
Period: 12 months
Salary: Competitive
Submission guidelines: Qualified applicants with the experience and skills requested are invited to apply to the role via the following link http://bit.ly/1MgD47e . The link can also be found in the Contact information section below. Any applications not submitted through the mentioned link, will not be considered.
Cover letter required? Yes
CONTACT INFORMATION
Michael Todd
HR Advisor

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Jeudi 24 septembre 2015

17h/19hSciences Po, 56 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 ParisSalle Goguel (5ème étage)

Inscription: valerie.richard@sciencespo.fr

Présentation:Comment les quotas sont-ils devenus une évidence républicaine ? Pourquoi l’équivalence numérique des sexes s’est-elle imposée comme le miroir de l’égalité dans les lieux de pouvoir ?Ce livre retrace l’histoire de l’idée de parité, en éclairant ses continuités et ruptures avec le féminisme des années 1970, les mobilisations qu’elle a suscitées, et les résistances tenaces auxquelles elle s’est heurtée avant de faire norme et loi.Au fil de cette histoire, ce sont les prémisses des perceptions contemporaines de l’égalité et de la différence des sexes qui se donnent à voir. Au-delà, ce livre offre un nouveau regard sur la dynamique des contestations collectives et du changement social. En dégageant les contours d’un « espace de la cause des femmes », il met à l’épreuve les oppositions routinières entre mobilisations élitistes et populaires, mouvements sociaux et institutions, progressisme et conservatisme.

Biographie:Laure BERENI est sociologue, chercheuse au CNRS, et membre du Centre Maurice Halbwachs à Paris.bereni-bataille-parite-z

plus de details sur http://www.programme-presage.com/details/events/conference-presage-la-bataille-de-la-parite.html

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Who might be interested in preparing this ?

TOR and How to Apply below!

Good luck

Rita

Situation analysis of postpartum family planning services (PPFP)in public/private hospitals

Terms of Reference (TOR)
 

 
Background
Globally, FP is recognized as a key life-saving intervention for mothers and their children and postpartum women are among those with the greatest unmet need for FP. Postpartum family planning (PPFP) focuses on the prevention of unintended and closely spaced pregnancies through the first 12 months following childbirth. According to an analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys data from 27 countries, 95% of women who are 0–12 month’s postpartum want to avoid a pregnancy in the next 24 months; but 70% of them are not using contraception (Ross & Winfrey 2001). FP can avert more than 30% of maternal deaths and 10% of child mortality if couples space their pregnancies more than 2 years apart (Cleland et al. 2006). Risk of child mortality is highest for very short birth-to-pregnancy intervals (<12 months). If all couples waited 24 months to conceive again, under-five mortality would decrease by 13%. If couples waited 36 months; the decrease would be 25% (Rutstein 2008).
In Lebanon approximately 47% of Lebanese women between 15-49 years of age do not use any form of contraception. Among the remaining 53%, pills (18.5%) and IUD (17.2%) are the two most popular methods followed by male condoms (5.3%)[1]. On the other hand a study conducted in 2013 about Syrian women showed that 42.3% were not using any form of contraception prior to pregnancy. For Syrian women using birth control, birth control pills (23.4%) followed by IUDs (17.2%) were preferred contraceptive choices. [2]
Lebanon is hosting the largest proportion of refugees in the world if compared to the size of its population and the largest number in the region reaching 1,113,941 as of August 25, 2015; of which around 53% are women and about 18% are young people[3]. In Lebanon where Syrians refugees account for 18 per cent of the overall population, meeting the reproductive health needs of refugee women in general, and pregnant refugee women in particular, is equally essential considering that women and children account for up to 75 percent of Syrian refugees. Given that refugees in Lebanon are scattered among 1,600 locations across the country, it is difficult to document and update pregnancy and newborn rates. UNICEF UK reported that one Syrian baby is born a refugee roughly every hour, joining the nearly six million Syrian children that are already living in dire condition.
During 2014 UNHCR reported 30,561 cases of delivery of which 36% referrals resulted in a C‐section. Before Syria descended into civil war, it had a working health system. Family planning was free and used relatively widely by 58% of women[4]. Yet the last time an extensive survey was carried out among Syrian refugees in Lebanon, approximately 37% of non-pregnant married women were using contraception.[5]
To date, the focus of humanitarian agencies has been on meeting urgent and life threatening needs. A number of needs assessments of Syrian refugees have been undertaken in Lebanon; however, few include a nationally representative sample or focus on health and access to health services. In early 2014 a Multi Sector Needs Analysis (MSNA) identified a series of important data and information gaps in the humanitarian health response in Lebanon such as awareness campaigns, distribution and uptake of contraceptives/birth control; family planning information among the refugee population, as well as target group levels of awareness. One of the primary data needs arising from this exercise was for a national health access survey to be conducted to provide up to date information on the drivers and determinants of access to health care services for refugee and host community populations.
The intended assessment will reflect the unmet needs, access to, and utilization of the existing postpartum family planning (PPFP) services available in Lebanon (including Syrian women) during the post-delivery and pre-discharge time (0-24 hours for NVD & 0 – 72 hours for C-section )
 
 
Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this assessment is to contribute towards improvement of PPFP services (if any) in the maternity wards of selected public hospitals accessible to both Lebanese and Syrian inpatient women. This will be achieved through the following specific assessment objectives;
  • Availability of a specific minimum package of RH services and including PPFP.
  • Availability of recommended modern PPFP methods at the maternities for breast feeding and non-breast feeding women as per the WHO standards[6].
  • Availability of trained staff (physicians, nurses, midwives??) for PPFP services (counseling) at the maternities
  • Availability and distribution of PPFP educational material and awareness sessions for couple together or women only.
  • Perception of the women during the post-delivery and pre-discharge time (0-24 hours for NVD & 0 – 72 hours for C-section) about PPFP and preference of methods and available services at the maternities of selected hospitals.
  • Cost of PPFP services if any and availability of follow up by the selected hospitals.
Tasks description
Under the supervision of UNFPA office and in close partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, a consultant will be identified and contracted to carry out the following tasks:
  1. Carry out literature review and internet search on the topic
  2. Review and discuss with UNFPA the TORs and expected results
  3. Prepare the set of instruments and tools for data collection
  4. Develop a timeline of visits to be carried out under this assignment
  5. Contact the eight hospitals pre-selected by UNFPA & the MoPH as follows as follows Rafik Hariri Hospital, Tripoli Governmental Hospital, Sayeda Governmental Hospital, Marjayoun Hospital, Hermel Hospital, Chtoura Hospital, Bekaa Governmental Hospital, Sayedet Salam Hospital.
  6. Conduct interviews with service providers and beneficiaries
  7. Conduct stakeholders meetings
  8. Prepare and ensure timely delivery of the first draft of the report (English) to be reviewed by UNFPA
  9. Consolidate the input/feedback into a final report which includes a set of recommendations.
Methodology
The methodology will consist of the following:
  1. Conduct meetings with stakeholders (with MOPH, WHO and UNHCR)
  2. Identify and select eight hospitals based on selection criteria (to be discussed with UNFPA and the Ministry of Public Health).
  3. Within each hospital the target groups will consist of
    • 4  service providers (i.e. maternity ward supervisor, midwife, pharmacist & doctor)
    • 8-10 beneficiaries per hospital (pregnant/newly delivering women).
  1. Semi structured questionnaires shall be applied for the service providers
  2. Semi structured questionnaire shall be applied for beneficiaries.
Expected outcome
The consultancy outcome will consist of a 25 – 30 pages report in English featuring overall analysis and specific findings both at service delivery level and at the beneficiary level in terms of availability, choices, cost, preference, perception, etc in relation to PPFP services for Lebanese and Syrian women during the post-delivery and pre-discharge time (0-24 hours for NVD & 48 – 72 hours for C-section)) at the secondary care level. The analysis should also address hindering factors for accessing/utilization of contraception (i.e. cost, cultural, lack of counselling, unavailability of wide range of methods, lack of personnel, etc). The report will include conclusion and action oriented recommendations. The structure of the report shall be discussed between UNFPA and the consultant.
Qualifications
  • Advanced University degree (MPH/MS) in public health, social/development sciences or other related areas with at least 6-7 years of  work experience and considerable skills in survey design, analysis and report writing;
  • Strong background in maternal health / SRH / FP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective and working relations with other stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Arabic and English.
Duration of the assessment
The assessment should be concluded within 2 months from the signing of the contract.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may apply online by providing:
(1) a P-11 Form (click to download), and
(2) a most updated CV, and
(3) a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy.
The above documents must be sent to the following email address:
info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than September 18, 2015
 
Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review
 
Only those applicants in whom UNFPA has expressed interest shall be contacted within a maximum of 5 working days following closure date.
 


[1] MICS 2009
[2] Benage, Matthew et al. “An Assessment of Antenatal Care among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.” Conflict and Health 9 (2015): 8. PMC. Web. 3 Sept. 2015.
[3] Inter-agency Information Sharing Portal March, 2015.http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/country.php?id=122

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FIELD MONITORING COORDINATOR

Official Job Title:   Field Monitoring Coordinator                 
Duty Station: Lebanon
 Contract type  Service Contract
 Level SB3/SC7
Duration October 2015 – September 2016

In view of its continued engagement in the humanitarian response interventions as a result of the Syria crisis, and to be able to fulfill its commitments underscored in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), UNFPA Country Office is seeking to recruit a Field Monitoring Coordinator for a period of 12 months (i.e. October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016).  The incumbent will be issued a Service Contract (SC). 1.    Organizational Location The incumbent will be based in UNFPA main office in Beirut and will be performing the tasks below centrally and at periphery and specifically in all areas with operations supported by UNFPA either directly or through implementing partners. The incumbent will allocate 75% of official working hours in the field with transportation means provided by the office.  2.    Job Purpose He/she supports the programme related interventions and activities in what concerns humanitarian response interventions and assistance at national level and in targeted communities and aligned with the LCRP.  The activities that will be supported by the Field Monitoring Coordinator will consist mainly of monitoring with implementing partners on field related activities and as clearly stipulated in the sections below. 3.    Major Activities/Expected Results

  • Develop a plan of action and timetable for all activities
  • Ensure adequate and timely follow up with humanitarian partners (namely NGOs, INGOs and relevant ministries) on activities implemented at the field level
  • Participate in monitoring field visits to attend workshops, sessions, trainings , etc. implemented by the implementing partners to ensure collecting and submitting information
  • Identify, develop, and adapt (in collaboration with the M&E Officer) necessary measuring tools and instruments to monitor/track/report activities in the field and contribute to assessing success in accordance with programme indicators
  • Identify, develop, and adapt tools and instruments for assessing quality, usefulness, quantity, etc of commodities provided to implementing partners and being distributed to beneficiaries and contribute to
  • data collection
  • Contribute to identifying and proposing new/scaled up initiatives/interventions to be supported by UNFPA
  • Assist in identifying gaps and needs for various awareness related material such as brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Assist in identifying capacity development needs for implementing partners in various areas supported by UNFPA
  • Provide implementing partners with necessary awareness training and resource material to ensure consistency of messages and information
  • Identify and report back on bottlenecks in implementation and suggest corrective measures and recommendations to UNFPA management
  • Contribute to UNFPA’s various reports on the humanitarian response
  • Document good practices and provide UNFPA with stories and anecdotes to be posted in newsletters, websites, press releases, and other visibility tools
  • Take part in various UNFPA and partners meetings as advised/requested by UNFPA
  • Ensure UNFPA’s work is highly visible among implementing partners and particularly at field level
  • Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign
  1. Work Relations
    Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Humanitarian Coordination Specialist and in close collaboration with the programme staff, the incumbent will be be undertaking the above tasks which constitute the Terms of Reference.
    5.    Job Requirements
    Education and Training:
  • University Bachelor’s degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, gender and development or related field.
  •  3-4 years’ experience in programme/project coordination with extensive monitoring tasks at field level

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Awareness and knowledge of social issues in one or more areas namely health, gender equality, gender based violence, protection, human rights, etc and their relevance in humanitarian, emergency and post conflict recovery settings. Prior training on these issues is recommended.
  • Knowledge of various humanitarian related resources preferred such as  Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings; IASC Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings; IASC Guidelines for GBV in Humanitarian Settings, etc
  • Familiarity with humanitarian coordination structures is recommended
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Fluency in speaking/writing Arabic and English

Required Core Competencies:

  • Integrity/Commitment to mandate:  Acts in accordance with UN/UNFPA values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken.  Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning:  Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means.  Learns from others inside and outside the organization adopting best practices created by others.  Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
  • Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciates differences in values and learns from cultural diversity. Takes actions appropriate to the religious and cultural context and shows respect, tact and consideration for cultural differences. Observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviors.
  • Working in teams:  Works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of UNFPA to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives.  Actively seeks resolution of disagreements and supports decisions of the team.
  • Communicating information and ideas: Delivers oral and written information in a timely, effective and easily understood manner. Participates in meetings and group discussions actively listening and sharing information. Frankly expresses ideas with the intent to resolve issues, considers what others have to say and responds appropriately to criticism
  • Conflict and self-management: Manages personal reactions by remaining calm, composed and patient even when under stress or during a crisis and avoids engaging in unproductive conflict. Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focus on the issue not the person. Tolerates conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to work productively.
  • Results orientation/Commitment to excellence:  Strives to achieve high personal standard of excellence.  Takes action that goes beyond responding to the obvious needs of the situation and persists until successful outcomes are achieved.
  • Client Orientation: Understanding and meeting or exceeding client needs. Anticipating and addressing client needs and concerns. Developing innovative approaches to meeting client needs. Ensuring overall provision of quality service to clients.

Interested candidates may apply online by providing: (1)    a P-11 Form (click to download), and (2)    a most updated CV, and (3)   a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy. The above documents must be sent to the following email address: info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than September 16, 2015 Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The current UNFPA supported Country Programme in Lebanon encompasses the programme interventions addressing both the humanitarian and development axis in an integrated manner. It reflects the programmatic shifts required to adequately and efficiently respond to the immediate priorities associated with the Syrian crisis as well as medium to long term investments. This approach adopted by UNFPA allows to address the needs of the most vulnerable groups inclusive of all affected communities on the one hand as well as contribute to structural and system reforms within programme areas under UNFPA’s mandate on the other. Advocacy and communication of sexual and reproductive health and rights in general – and women and youth in particular – is an integral part of the UNFPA global and country related strategy.
A media and communication consultant will support the implementation and monitoring of the UNFPA country specific communication strategy and related activities.
He/she will also be accountable co-ordinating and networking tasks associated to the communication strategy and associated products and activities to support the advocacy efforts of UNFPA Lebanon country office in line with the country programme priorities.  If need be, the consultant will revise elements of the communication strategy to ensure it is commensurate with new developments/priorities.  The position aims at promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for the end beneficiaries supported by UNFPA.
KEY END-RESULTS
1.   Communication strategy: The Country Office has a communication strategy and associated work plan/activities – with measurable indicators – implemented for various purposes i.e. monitoring programme interventions, promoting visibility, mobilizing resources, etc.
2.   Media relations: The Country Office has a well maintained and continuously updated contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web, photo etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNFPA’s cooperation.
3.   Networking and partnerships: The Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed database of existing/potential individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives. Effective working relationships with the UN Country Team and UN communication group and related counterparts are developed, maintained and enhanced.
4.   Global priorities and campaigns: The country office has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNFPA’s global and regional communications priorities, campaigns and partnerships, disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way.
5.   Resource mobilization support: Global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent will be assigned to the following major duties/tasks towards the above mentioned end results.
Communication strategy
Ensure a clear communication strategy and associated work plan/activities/measurable indicators of performance to support the country programme strategic objectives/results at the level of beneficiaries and stakeholders, as well as strengthen political will in support of UNFPA’s mission and mandate as well as the ICPD agenda, and enhance the organization’s credibility, image and brand. Duties & Tasks

  • Reinforce support for UNFPA’s work on behalf of the direct beneficiaries – namely women and youth among Syrian refugees and hosting communities – by providing information to key national, regional and international audiences
  • Position UNFPA as a main and lead actor on reproductive health and women empowerment/ gender based violence
  • Maintain close follow up for revising, updating and maintaining UNFPA Lebanon website including production/uploading of various materials i.e. video feature stories and photos for wide distribution nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Activate the social media tools i.e. youtube, twitter, facebook, etc with continuous feeding of relevant information/news and promote use among a wide range of audiences
  • Follow up on production of various newsletters namely Tanseeq (to end Violence against Women)
  • Follow up and monitor the elaboration of communication messages by the supported projects, and contribute to the development of communication messages and materials by the Country Office
  • Produce weekly digest by scanning local news and resources on population matters – including ones involving UNFPA and UN system as such – through compiling summary of key issues and forwarding them to supported projects, regional office, country offices, and IERD on one hand, and analyzing them on the other
  • Collect, compile and consolidate knowledge base material (i.e. relevant information, news, material, data, statistics, resources, stories, good practices, etc) to be used for various purposes i.e. newsletters, website, leaflets, reports, websites, speeches, social media, donors, etc
  • Identify and engage reporters, photographers, and consultants for provision of needed services related to media and communication; and prepare/contribute to relevant Terms of Reference
  • Follow up with software developers in relation to various communication tools and platforms (i.e. website, online surveys, softwares, applications, etc)
  • Follow up with translators/graphic designers for translating as well as designing and printing of various tools and resources including proof reading and editing
  • Contribute to translation of material and documents mainly speeches, press releases, informative leaflets, etc

Media relations   Ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continuously updated contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNFPA
Duties & Tasks

  • Maintain an updated/expanded mailing list/network of local and regional media sources, ensure mobilization/engagement of media and celebrities for supporting various initiatives
  • Direct media relations – pitching, sending media materials, organizing and facilitating media field visits, facts/figures, human interest story opportunities, b-roll, and photos as needed
  • Maintain high media visibility for UNFPA’s work in addressing population issues in general and reaching the affected populations in particular.
  • Prepare for and organize dissemination events/meetings including press conferences
  • Identify, develop and distribute variety of materials in multiple, appropriate formats for media personnel
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public
  • Brief UNFPA Head of Office/ programme staff on major issues/priorities to address during media interviews.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.

Networking and partnerships
The Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed database of existing/potential individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives. Effective working relationships with the UN Country Team and UN communication group and related counterparts are developed, maintained and enhanced.
Duties & Tasks

  • Maintain close collaboration with the communication officers at the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office as well as the UNFPA Regional Syria hub with the aim of coordinating related communication material to be disseminated /used at country level.
  • Maintain collaboration with the communication officer at UNFPA HQs with the aim to ensure first hand access to various communication material as well as revision of branding tools.
  • Conduct and analyze opinion surveys and polls among media network and partners to better understand their views, perceptions and understanding about UNFPA’s mandate/issues as well as communication approaches and tools
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination
  • Work closely with programme staff and implementing partners to identify projects and programmes deserving visibility

Resource mobilization support
Ensure that global and regional and sub-regional level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and material
Duties & Tasks

  • Establish and maintain a network of donor with related public information contacts and provide assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events
  • Document/identify/highlight effective programme activities and results in support of fund-raising
  • Compile and synthesize relevant background material for use in discussions and public events in support of the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office
  • Ensure key donors/government counterparts are regularly aware of UNFPA interventions.

QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES 1.    Education Advanced university degree in Communication, Social Sciences. (Or an undergraduate degree plus at least 8 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)
2.    Work Experience Eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media in UNFPA or a UN agency. International and national work experience in a development agency. Field work experience and exposure to emergency/humanitarian programmes is an asset
3.    Language Proficiency Fluency in English and Arabic (spoken and written). A conversational or knowledge of French is an important asset.
4.    Specific technical knowledge

  • Communication management. Knowledge of theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
  • Fundamentals for working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
  • Computer systems/applications and network, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
  • Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations;
  • Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness
  1. Required Competencies Core Competencies:
    •    Integrity/Commitment to mandate:  Acts in accordance with UN/UNFPA values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken.  Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning:  Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means.  Learns from others inside and outside the organization adopting best practices created by others.  Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
  • Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciates differences in values and learns from cultural diversity. Takes actions appropriate to the religious and cultural context and shows respect, tact and consideration for cultural differences. Observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviors.
  • Working in teams:  Works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of UNFPA to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives.  Actively seeks resolution of disagreements and supports decisions of the team.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking:  Uses appropriate analytical tools and logic to gather, define and analyze information, situations and problems and draws logical conclusions from data.  Demonstrates an ability to set clear and appropriate priorities focusing on tasks and activities which have a strategic impact on results.  Anticipates and meets information needs of the team and other stakeholders.
    •    Communicating information and ideas: Delivers oral and written information in a timely, effective and easily understood manner. Participates in meetings and group discussions actively listening and sharing information. Frankly expresses ideas with the intent to resolve issues, considers what others have to say and responds appropriately to criticism
    •    Conflict and self management: Manages personal reactions by remaining calm, composed and patient even when under stress or during a crisis and avoids engaging in unproductive conflict. Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focus on the issue not the person. Tolerates conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to work productively.
    •    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence:  Strives to achieve high personal standard of excellence.  Takes action that goes beyond responding to the obvious needs of the situation and persists until successful outcomes are achieved.
    Functional Competencies: Primary competencies
  • Results-based programme development and management:  Contributes to the achievement of results through primary research and analysis and effective monitoring of programme/project implementation.  Uses analytical skills to identify opportunities for project development and participates in the formulation of proposals ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches: Enhances existing processes and products. Documents and analyzes innovative strategies, best practices and new approaches. Adapts quickly to change.
    Additional Competencies •    Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners:  Establishes, maintains and utilizes a broad network of contacts to keep abreast of developments and to share information.  Analyzes and selected materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
    •    Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda:  Prepares and communicates relevant information for evidence-based advocacy.  Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society to support advocacy efforts and takes opportunities for advocating for UNFPA’s mandate.                 Interested candidates may apply online by providing: (1)    a P-11 Form (click to download), and (2)    a most updated CV, and (3)    a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy.
    The above documents must be sent to the following email address: info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than September 8, 2015
    Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review
  • http://www.unfpa.org.lb/UNFPA-LEBANON/Vacancies-and-Notices.aspx

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Below are 2 faculty positions in CEU. The university is greatly located in Budapest, (I have visited it, and I still have this great impression). the 2 positions are open and both are full time positions.

Good Luck! Rita Chemaly

Open Rank Faculty Position, New Media & Global Communications

Level: Open Rank
Position for: Faculty
Full-time

Application deadline: Review will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Full Or Part Time: Full-time

Description

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

SPP invites applications for an open rank faculty position in New Media and Global Communications. Facilitated by changing technologies, new forms of media have engendered new interdependencies of electronic media, transitions in the information society, and continuing convergence across information, communication and technology sectors. Preparing future leaders from civil society, government, and business requires a new pedagogical approach, instilling in SPP graduates the ability to navigate multiple disciplinary, technological and geographical terrains. With this position, SPP is looking for an individual who can bring together global perspectives on new technologies, media institutions and governance questions, as well as the changing nature of transnational communication and information flows in open societies.

This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, and engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues. This faculty member would be among a community of researchers at the Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;

• Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;

• Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;

• Contribute with distinction to one or more of the following curricular areas: Technology and Society; Transnational Communication and Global Media; Social and Digital Media; Fundamental Communication Rights; Information and Knowledge Economies; Internet Governance; Civic Media; Media, Information and Communication Policy; Comparative Media Institutions; or Media Development, among others;

• Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;

• Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;

• Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

Compensation

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both masters and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus student supervision.

About the School of Public Policy

In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness, and a commitment to the public good. SPP’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.

How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying, (2) CV, (3) the contact information of three references, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at spp@spp.ceu.edu. Please send your complete application package to job@ceu.edu and include the job code 2015/051 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Rank Faculty Position, Journalism and Media Studies (Global South)

Level: Open Rank
Position for: Faculty
Full-time

Application deadline: Review will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Full Or Part Time: Full-time

Description

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

SPP has an exciting opportunity for a media specialist to join the School, to actively contribute to the shaping of SPP’s teaching and research agenda and to the School’s mission of combining academic knowledge with applied learning and practice. This position is full time and open to all ranks. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on Global South / Non Western media, with a focus on the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy, and who have the professional skills to empower students to communicate their ideas through interaction with real-world media.

This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues.

The ideal candidates will:

• Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;

• Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;

• Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;

• Have transferable experience in journalism, production, broadcast, branding or related areas; focus on Global South / Non Western media, and the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy is preferred. The candidate will contribute innovative ideas for media courses within the interdisciplinary context of the School’s curricula, for example in relation to public policy, globalization and diplomacy;

• Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;

• Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;

• Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

Compensation

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus student supervision.

About the School of Public Policy

In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness, and a commitment to the public good. SPP’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.

How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying, (2) CV, (3) the contact information of three references, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at spp@spp.ceu.edu. Please send your complete application package to applications@ceu.edu and include the job code 2015/050 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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I have visited the university in 2009, and their research work is amazing!! My thesis was about civil society engagement and mobilization online and its impact on the political system and policies.

Below is the new call for research opportunities and the fuil links for more details,

good Luck! Rita Chemaly

Pre- and Post-Doctoral Opportunities at CMDS for Fall 2015 / Winter 2016

The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at the School of Public Policy of Central European University is pleased to announce the availability of research appointments for the fall 2015 or winter 2016. CMDS is one of Europe’s leading centers of communication research, with a mission to advance public understanding about the impact of media and communication policy on public life. The CMDS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing the needs of policy makers, civic leaders, and citizens.
These are pre- and post-doctoral appointments with the expectation of residence in Budapest for 1-3 months, depending on the project. Ideal applications are working on doctoral projects, or have recently defended their doctoral work, and the stipend will be commensurate with experience. Researchers will conduct basic research on media, technology and political change. We welcome applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social, information and computer sciences, and media, law, or science and technology studies. In particular, we welcome applications related to these domains of inquiry:

  • Understanding violent extremism online: the role of social media and internet companies in responding to online extremism; policy responses at the EU and global level to online extremism; understanding the complexities of the relationship between technology, free expression, and policy that lie at the heart of the relationship between global security and human rights.
  • Civil society and technology: research examining the use of technologies and strategies that enable activists to mobilize, organize and advocate or policy change; how activists use different technologies and tech tools; how community media use analogue and digital spaces for communication and community engagement.
  • Internet policy advocacy: investigations into the role which civil society can play in advocating for a free and open internet; the potential of technology and online tools for mobilizing and organizing constituencies in support of an open Internet and for enhancing the security and privacy of online communication.
  • Digital rights, privacy and data protection: research into issues of digital media rights and ethics, privacy, surveillance, and their interplay with freedom of speech standards and practices; research examining the impact of data in society and the policies and practices of data collection and retention; research examining contemporary privacy norms and data protection issues, including the policy and practices of social media companies.
  • Strengthening journalism in Europe:  research into better understanding the environment and challenges for independent journalism and watchdog NGOs in Europe; examining media ownership in Europe, legal frameworks and freedom of expression.
  • Trends in regional protection of freedom of expression: research on contemporary legal, including judicial, and/or policy trends on the protection of freedom of expression, including media freedom.  This may include: comparative approaches to specific subjects/issues and their relationship with freedom of expression (e.g. defamation, national security, freedom of information, privacy, information law, incitement/”hate speech”, press regulation, development goals, shrinking civil society space) across regions; studies of approaches to such subjects within regions; or investigations of approaches to such subjects employed by particular actors, such as national courts and regional human rights courts, notably the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, or policy-makers at the national or regional levels.

Interested candidates should apply via email to cmds@ceu.hu. Please include an academic resume, a writing sample or representative publication, and the contact information for two referees. In your cover letter, please describe your proposed research project, and the ideal time frame and earliest start date. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2015.

– See more at: http://cmds.ceu.edu/article/2015-08-03/pre-and-post-doctoral-opportunities-cmds-fall-2015-winter-2016#sthash.Bxq8mAkL.XfgVwzLm.dpuf

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign has announced its new theme for 2015.

16dayscampaign theme lebanon

The Campaign that will be held from November 25 to December 10 will focus on:

“From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”

Below is a clearer view of what is thought of under the theme of 2015:

Under this global theme, the 16 Days Campaign is asking you to join in advancing the right to education and challenging violence, discrimination, and inequity in education at the intersection of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, real or perceived sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and other social identifiers. You can start thinking about what spaces and access to education look like in your community, country, or region. In planning your participation, consider the ways in which militarism affects education, whether in peacetime, during conflict, in refugee and IDP camps, in indigenous territories, in schools and other education settings, or even on the streets. Consider how violence and increased militarism has affected the education of young people in countries that have recently experienced different types of armed conflict; how extremism through State and non-State policies and practices have affected the right to education, especially for girls; and how government expenditures on arms and other priorities of militarization set the tone in funding for safe and accessible education for all .”

In Lebanon Education is a huge domain in which clear action plans need to be implemented, the Problem is access and quality of education for several people living in Lebanon.

I am thinking of all those IDPs camp in which I was greeted by yound children that didn’t go to school, and stayed in the camps all day long.

below is the link the website:

http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2015-campaign/2015-theme

here is what you Can do to join this Global Movement:

RESOURCES FOR 2015

CWGL is in the process of developing resources and campaign materials, which will provide useful background information on the theme and suggestions for planning campaign activities.

CWGL will be posting these resources on the 16 Days Campaign website over the months leading up to the campaign. You can also write to the 16 Days Campaign (16days@cwgl.rutgers.edu) to request hard copies of these materials. Participants can visit our website (http://16days.cwgl.rutgers.edu) to download the Take Action Kit materials or to request a hard copy when available.

Join the 16 Days Campaign!

The 16 Days Campaign is open to participants engaging in action on these issues in ways that are relevant to their specific context. Participants know best on what and with whom they can engage – whether their governments or communities – to challenge and change in positive terms the structures which perpetuate gender-based violence. Create or join a community, campus, national or international activity! Request campaign materials, join the 16 Days listserv, and use past International Calendars of Activities (available online) to spark ideas for your activities or to find information about groups in your area. Use of the hashtag #16Days on social media is encouraged!

Share your plans!

As November approaches, remember to submit your plans to CWGL for posting to the 2015 International Campaign Calendar to become part of the global 16 Days Campaign movement. The International Campaign Calendar can be found at http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/campaign-calendar.

Check out the website!

If you would like more information about the international 16 Days Campaign, please visit the website http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/home.html. Pictures from previous 16 Days Campaigns can be viewed on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/16dayscampaign.

Sign up for the 16 Days e-mail list!

Join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence e-mail listserv, which gives activists a space to share work against violence, build partnerships with others worldwide, and develop strategies and themes for the annual 16 Days Campaign. Sign up at https://email.rutgers.edu/mailman/listinfo/16days_discussion.

ABOUT THE 16 DAYS CAMPAIGN

Since its founding in 1991, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership has been the global coordinator of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. For the past twenty-five years, the 16 Days Campaign has been dedicated to advocacy and coordination of work in support of ending gender-based violence at the local, national, and international levels. The dates, November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and December 10th (Human Rights Day), were chosen to emphasize the links between ending gender-based violence and human rights principles and highlight that gender-based violence is an international human rights violation. The 16 Days Campaign is used as an organizing strategy to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence by individuals, groups, and institutions throughout the world.

Attached is the full PDF form :

Theme Announcement 2015 FINAL_English

Rita Chemaly

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