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Organization: IndyACT

Country: Lebanon

Website: http://www.indyact.org

Job Profile

IndyACT is a global league of independent environmental, cultural and social activists. IndyACT

is currently focusing its operations in the Arab World. Although it is a new organization,

IndyACT has already established several campaigns in the Arab region, especially Lebanon, on

issues such as climate change, resource management, marine and coastal protection, and youth

and women’s rights. The organization’s motto is “Passion with Professionalism” and applies it in

all its campaigns.

IndyACT is currently seeking a Communication Officer.

Job Title Communication Officer

Description

To undertake the planning, development and delivery of IndyACT’s internal and external

communications, including website, monthly newsletter and other member communications

and publications, in liaison with other IndyACT staff; to contribute to wider policy and

communications and IndyACT work programmes.

Required Qualifications

Education

University degree in a related field.

Experience

Two years work experience in communication and campaigning.

Languages

Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic. French is a plus.

General Qualifications

– Personal belief in and support of IndyACT core values.

– Writing and outreach experience.

– Media and awareness-raising experience.

– A strong capacity for analysis, communication and information management.

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I hate to see such messages on my feeds:

I have covered the user’s name maybe they’ll be more mature in there comments next time,

in such difficult times, LEBANESE should all WORK together for PEACE !!!  And the RULE OF LAW;

after Beirut explosion, that my colleagues and I heard from museum square while having lunch,

I was on twitter, Facebook and internet to follow what happened;

we now know that this is an explosion, political or not I don’t care:

it is important to reduce risks for those who were injured:

this is what I propose:

1- donating blood: in all Beirut Hospitals for those who were injured

2- keep calm and let the inquirers find out what happened;

3- mobilise for those who lost their homes, cars and assets with such an explosion…

4- Leave the scene for Red cross and defense! .. observers can you evacuate the scene ? and let people do their work and save Lives??

hatred message among diverse Lebanese will not help in constructing a COUNTRY!!

May God help all those who were injured,

RITA CHEMALY

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Oxfam is committed to working with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so.

Oxfam has been working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for over five decades and over the past four decades promoting gender equality and supporting women’s right to participate and be represented in governance and decision-making structures and processes.

This focus is complementary to other areas of Oxfam’s work on women’s rights and to the broader goal of Oxfam to contribute to a ‘world without poverty.’ Oxfam is committed to supporting women, men and children living in poverty, to claim their rights to sustainable livelihoods, to basic social services, to life and security, to be heard, and to an identity.

AMAL is a three-year multi-country programme to be implemented jointly by Oxfam Great Britain, Oxfam Novib, Intermon Oxfam and partners, which is aimed to promote active participation and leadership of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including the poorest and most marginalised women, in local, national and regional governance structures and decision-making processes, thereby ensuring that they have a say in formulation of and/or their needs and priorities are reflected in socio-economic policies and practice affecting them at all levels. The programme is set to be implemented in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. In this framework Oxfam is recruiting for a:

National Vacancy

Regional Advocacy and Media Officer

Full time position

Based in Beirut, Lebanon (may move to   Cairo, Egypt in the course of the project)

One year fixed term national contract with possibility of renewal

Purpose of the function

Main role to lead the AMAL program regional advocacy campaign based on regional research to be conducted in the first year of the project on women’s leadership and political participation. To analyse relevant developments in the national/regional political and economic context. With regard to campaigning and/or lobby agendas, to identify external (national, regional and when relevant global) decision-makers to press to adopt and implement the policy positions of Oxfam and partners. To establish and maintain regular contact with these key regional players/ decision makers. To assist/advise partner organizations in developing their lobby, advocacy and campaigning activities. To oversee the media work with 2 regional partners.

The function

In close co-operation with the Oxfam AMAL program team staff and regional counterparts and on the basis of the research on womens political participation conducted in the first year of the program, you will lead on the formulation and implementation of the AMAL program lobby, advocacy and media strategy, including as needed the development of advocacy and media materials (policy lines, talking points, reports, papers, letters, flyers, press releases, stories.) You report to the Regional Gender Lead of Oxfam Novib, with matrix management by the Programme Coordinator. You are a member of the AMAL program management team for the region.

You will identify key issues and opportunities for lobby and campaigning. You ensure that all media and advocacy statements are signed off in accordance with agreed Oxfam procedures prior to publication. You will liaise with the Oxfam reams in Yemen, OPT, Tunisia and Morocco in this regard.

You will lead as part of the regional advocacy campaign of the AMAL in producing 2 policy briefs/reports focusing on the women’s rights and policies in the MENA region to share with policy decision makers at global regional levels. Throughout the AMAL programme you will identify women change agents and develop stories on these women for wider dissemination.

You will maintain contact with Oxfam staff and local partner organisations in relation to development of Oxfam policy, advocacy and media work in relation to the AMAL program . You are responsible for identifying, organising, facilitating and if needed monitoring of capacity building strategies on media and advocacy target beneficiaries and partners. The partners will receive on the job training on development of advocacy strategies and most importantly lead on research on gaining women’s perception and aspirations in rural areas to inform their sub-nation and national media and advocacy campaigns targeting national, regional and global institutions and authorities.

You identify partner needs in the area of advocacy, lobby and media, and develop programs reinforcing lobby and media activities and you ensure that the activities are in line with Oxfam Southern campaigning principles.

You facilitate the networking between partners and relevant external actors including knowledge & research institutes in relation to policy, advocacy and media, and initiate and facilitate reports and any publications in this area. You will support partners to be linked together via an interactive community of practice, linked to Face-book and Twitter, where organisations can upload videos and pictures, share news, chat and network. During years two and three of the programme implementation, in collaboration with country teams, you will pilot an innovative virtual ‘e-twinning programme’, which will link women’s organisations in the region that are in different stages of development.

You will contribute to raising the voice of women activists from around the region, by facilitating delegations of women to key targets and decision makers in the UK governments, and EU. In Europe partner organizations will link up with NGOs such as WIDE to facilitate and accompany the missions. You will facilitate the delegations and be responsible to develop and agree key messages regarding women’s socio, economic and political rights.

During year three, together with two regional partner organizations you will implement a campaign on the identified policy issue that advocates for women’s rights and agree with all countries on the priorities and the brand of the campaign.

You have Completed an academic degree in political science, development studies, sociology, communication or related field;Demonstrable recent and substantial work experience with NGOs in the Middle East in Maghreb, experience in capacity building with NGOs is an asset;Experience in policy, advocacy, campaigning and media/communications work at local, national and international levels;Familiarity with and previous experience with working with social media.Gender development and/or women’s right background;Ability to influence others, excellent social skills and a team player;Experience of working in insecure environments and adhering to security protocol Experience of working in a multicultural team environment with both national/global staff Knowledge of and sensitivity to conservative Islamic cultures is a distinct advantage High level of flexibility with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex/ambiguous operational problems Excellent communication skills in English; fluency in written/spoken Arabic and in spoken/written French.Readiness to undertake regular travel to offices in the field Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Lebanon.

We offer

A competitive, fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. This position will be a national contract, recruited primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Application procedure

Are you interested? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number 5-159 to jobs@oxfamnovib.nl to the attention of Ewa van den Berg, HR Consultant of Oxfam Novib, no later than October 30, 2012.

Information on the job is available with Mirjam Andriessen +31 6 10973441 of Oxfam Novib. Information on the contract and procedure is available with Mrs Natalia Arkhipova of Oxfam Great Britain at: NArkhipova@oxfam.org.uk

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The Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. This September, we want YOU to join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action.

 

This year’s Social Good Summit will be more engaging than ever. People from around the world, in both the developed and the developing world, will unite in person and online to participate in The Global Conversation – the world’s largest conversation on how technology can grow communities and improve life for all of us as we move toward being a networked society. The Social Good Summit in New York City takes place September 22 – 24, 2012, but this is just the beginning of the global conversation.

 

On September 24, 2012 the Social Good Summit is coming to China and Kenya. Key leaders and citizens of Beijing and Nairobi will unite and explore the same themes that inspired the birth of the Social Good Summit. You’ll hear directly from these countries via Livestream, and can witness the live intersection of New York, Nairobi and Beijing on Monday morning from the stage of the 92Y in New York City.

The 2012 Social Good Summit is brought to you by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

You can take action by joining this global conversation:

 

-Attend the Social Good Summit in New York City from September 22 -24

-Organize or attend a Social Good Summit Meetup in your own hometown or anywhere around the world as part of The Global Conversation

-Watch the Summit on YouTube and interact in real-time with the Social Good Summit community via social media with the hashtag #SGSglobal

 

to know more about the event:

http://mashable.com/sgs/#sgs_venue 

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About

WHAT IS IT?

SHARE Beirut is a weekend-long public, free and non-commercial hybrid event blending an Internet culture and technology related daytime conference with dynamic cutting-edge music festival by night. It will bring together hundreds of passionate people, forward-thinkers, cultural creatives, activists and artists from Lebanon as all around the world for talks and parties in 72 hours of powerful gathering to share ideas, knowledge and creativity.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It’s about understanding and celebrating Internet culture and all the aspects of open, decentralized and accessible forms of communication, exchange and creation. It’s about empowerment of individuals and networking of like-minded people. It’s about setting the values and new standards that will prevent any kind of oppression, censorship and surveillance for future generations. It’s about understanding alternative economic, cultural and educational models. It’s about Internet ecology and struggles to protect Internet as open and free territory for all of us. It’s about energizing sub-cultural groups and praising diversity that these cultures are bringing. It’s about promoting open access to software, hardware, information, knowledge, science, government, design and almost everything else that can be open. It’s about sharing. It’s about how to do it yourself. But mostly, it’s about cats doing flips, birds flying over the moon and robots making biiips.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

During the 3 days of the conference Beirut will become the world’s epicenter in exchanging progressive ideas and knowledge on Internet culture, society, technology, music and new media. The lectures and talks will be given by leading international stars in these fields, world-class bloggers and artists who will educate the audience on new forms of activism and approaches in using advanced technologies and the latest tools to create, influence and affect. Discussions will delve deep into the underground of the Internet subcultures and explore groups that fight for digital and human rights, free information flow and access, improving transparency, and protecting the privacy of fellow peers and residents. The event will be accompanied by an intensive music program, which will be simultaneously organized in several well-selected clubs and alternative venues in Beirut. Contributors and visitors who obtain one of 1500 unique free wristbands will get access to both day and night events where many local, regional and international artists will perform for audiences who will share vibes and energy to celebrate the Internet as open and free territory for all.

WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

From 5th to 7th of October (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 2012.
Get ready and don’t plan anything else for this weekend. 🙂

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THE EVENT IS FREE, BUT DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

Yes. Even though the main venue is huge and several clubs are on board, capacity is limited, so it is important that you register for the event. Around 1500 unique wristbands will give access to over 80 talks, exhibitions, concerts and DJ sets, so we encourage you to register as quickly as you can. Moreover, we encourage you to contribute and help us make this event even better.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

Main conference venue is Solea V in Beirut – a dazzling and very hip venue promising to host large events, dripping with atmosphere. The center boasts a huge skylight, and an indoor tree under high ceilings. Night program venues, clubs and program are soon to be announced, so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter.

Location: Jisr el Wati, next to Jaguar Dealership Sin El-Fil
Capacity: 1500 people

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WHO ARE WE?

Share is organized by Share Foundation, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Internet citizens and promoting positive values of openness, decentralization, free access and exchange of knowledge, information and technology. The activities of Share Foundation are supported by cooperation and friendship with a wide network of various institutions, individuals and organizations such as State of Exit FoundationGoogleVimeoMozilla Foundation.MeErste FoundationInstitute for Sustainable Communities,Electronic Frontiers FoundationPirate PartyFlattrDigitalna AgendaRepublica …

HOW YOU CAN JOIN US?

IF YOU ARE A COMPANY OR FOUNDATION
We are not looking for sponsors, we are trying to find partners who will share our vision of creating social and cultural impact on society.
Check our presentation (pdf) and contact us

IF YOU ARE A GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION
Issues and topics that we are addressing are important for every system and society. Freedom of speech, ecology of media, internet neutrality, privacy and transparency should be on the list of priorities of any responsible government.
Check our presentation (pdf) and contact us

IF YOU ARE AN ACTIVIST
Contact us. We will try to help as much as we can in your activities. We can create this event together, give you opportunity to spend 3 days with an international expert in your field of work, give you a space and time to present yourself or even try to fundraise for your activities.

IF YOU ARE ARTIST, MUSICIAN, BLOGGER, NEW MEDIA MAKER 
Do something together with us. We will organize a lot of collaborative activities before, during and after Share Beirut: remixing, crowd-designing, filmmaking, street art and interventions, flash mobs.
Here you can check some of our previous activities:

IF YOU ARE JUST ONE REALLY NICE PERSON 
Donate (Karma +1).

Flattr this

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Multiple award winning and Vimeo staff picked documentary about the first SHARE Conference that happened long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time at info@sharebeirut.net

The Force is strong with this event.

 

http://www.sharebeirut.net/en/about

 

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the International day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is on October 13… bloggers, activists, UN agencies, academics, National Institutions, Non Governmental Organizations, are encouraged to take part of the celebrations, and to organize events ….

Here is the snapshot of what we can do:

So you want to Step Up for Disaster Risk Reduction? Here are a few ideas and suggestions that can help you promote and commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction!

What can you do?

SUBMIT news, events, stories, images, and videos of outstanding action by women and girls in disaster prevention, recovery and risk reduction or by someone whose accomplishments you wish to spotlight.

 

  • Showcase what women and girls are doing to contribute to disaster resilience.
  • Organize public events to increase understanding of gender concerns in DRR processes.
  • Lobby national and local governments as well as community leaders and decision makers, academia, and international organizations to ‘Step Up’.
  • Mobilize the public at large to demand changes to the socio-cultural/political framework that exacerbates the exclusion of women and their vulnerabilities.
  • Encourage men and boys to get involved.
  • Think Big – Gender equality and risk reduction principles must guide all aspects of disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction.
  • Get The Facts – Gender analysis is needed to direct aid and plan for full and equitable recovery. Nothing in disaster work is “gender neutral.”
  • Work With Grassroots Women – Women’s community organizations have insight, information, experience, networks, and resources vital to increasing disaster resilience.
  • Resist Stereotypes – Base all initiatives on knowledge of difference and specific cultural, economic, political, and sexual contexts, not on false generalities.
  • Respect and develop the capacities of women and girls.

more Information can be found on : http://www.unisdr.org/2012/iddr/

Rita Chemaly

The Flyer of the DRR celebrations of 2012

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Dear Readers,

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 120)

Please note that the MENA Gender and Development e-Brief is posted on line on the following URLM: http://crtda.org.lb/node/14292

Best regards,
CRTD.A / IRIS

 

The Middle East &North Africa 
“Gender and Development E-Brief”
Issue #120
May 2012

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM
Women Continue to Show Power in Protests in Egypt

Stop Lowering Minimum Age of Girls for Marriage in Egypt Campaign

‘Women’s NGO takes pro-FGM Parliamentarian to court’ also in Egypt

Muslim Woman Defends Burqa at European Court


GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Women Harassed for Not Wearing Full Face Veil in Yemen

Kurdish Female Migrants Find Isolation in Istanbul

Media’s treatment of women damages self-esteem

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS
Women See Worrisome Shift in Turkey

Saudi Feminism: Between Mama Amreeka and Baba Abdullah

In Yemen, eating is a luxury millions struggle to afford


RESOURCES & CALLS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

CRTD.A launches its improved website

G8 – Women’s Human Rights Agenda


BOOKS and REPORTS
Rural Women & Migration

ILO World of Work Report 2012 – Crisis Impacts on Women

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Job  Vacancy 1:  Senior Consultant needed for ABAAD in Lebanon
Title: Senior Consultant
Program: “Non-Discrimination and Reinforcement of Women Peace and Security Agenda in the MENA Region” – Lebanon National Consultations
Duration: Short Term Consultancy – Approx. 3 months (April – June 2012)
ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality and Women’s League for International Peace and Freedom (WILPF) are seeking a Senior Consultant to lead the national consultations pertaining to Lebanon’s women peace and security agenda. More specifically, to identify and/map women’s issues and concerns that relates to the policy of UNSCR 1325.
The overall goal of the national consultation is to advance women’s rights and women’s participation in peace and security issues. The objective is to advance women’s rights by identifying the challenges and opportunities for women’s participation in matters relating to peace and security Lebanon.
The consultation will be organized in partnership with relevant UN Agencies, research institutes and NGOs and is coordinated by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, supported by UNFPA, UNDP, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), International Commission of Jurists, Kvinna till Kvinna, International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) Women’s Network, Geneva Institute for Human Rights (GIHR), Geneva Graduate Institute, Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP), Women In International Security (WIIS), Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES);
for more information do check the attached form abaad senior consultant

 

Job  Vacancy 2:  HR/Administrator/Logistic Assistant with OXFAM
DEPARTMENT: Lebanon Programme, MEECIS Region
SALARY: E1 – 900 – 1000 US$ per month (depending on qualifications) and other government benefits
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
TEAM PURPOSE: To implement Oxfam’s strategic and operational priorities within Lebanon Program. To support and to contribute to the development of Oxfam GB Programme in line with the Regional Business Plan.
JOB PURPOSE: To perform administrative tasks to support delivery of a discrete work area within a unit or department, enabling those supported to be more effective; to perform support tasks to progress human resources functions to enhance the organisation’s performance through our people.
Lebanon Staff reporting to this post: Driver/ Cleaning Lady
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Human Resources:
● Planning staff recruitment, including preparation of and publication of job announcements online and in other media, setting up interview schedules; long and short-listing, preparing interview questions and test materials
● Member of recruitment panel
● To make sure induction for newly recruited staff is arranged and followed up
● Responsible for maintenance of HR Management Information database (HRMIS) and production of monthly management reports
● Responsible for setting up and maintaining personnel files, including monitoring of probationary periods, absence records, contracts, annual leave records etc.
● Service contract management
● Responsible for preparation of monthly payroll, calculation of additional benefits, end of contract payments etc.
● Responsible for monitoring changes in employment law
● Leading in the preparation of regular Salary and Benefits surveys and pay and benefits related business cases for approval by Oxfam HQ in Oxford
● Responsible for Health and Safety for the programme
● Responsibe for identifying Learning and Development needs and sourcing L&D opportunities for Oxfam Lebanon staff members
Office Administration:
● Daily management of petty cash, and invoices
● Visitors’ liaison, general enquiries, visitors to the programme, including accommodation, visa arrangements, external travel arrangements etc.
● Focal person for coordination of complex and large-scale events such as workshops, conferences etc.
● Medical Database administration and claim management
● Accompany programme staff during the field visits to support in organisational activities
● Providing advice to colleagues and partners on relevant OGB policies as required
● Payment of all regular bills including phones, rents, contractors
● Prepare a list of partners and contact details for Oxfam
● Keep log phone book
● Communicating to all on office close due to public holidays
IT:
● Report on critical IT issues
● Communicate and support the IT with the recruited IT company and IT team of Oxfam
● Ensure regular maintenance and check up of the IT equipment
Logistics:
● Line manager to Driver
● Responible for procurement planning, sourcing, transportation, inventory management and various reporting
● Enforce Oxfam GB minimum standards in supply chain management providing advice to colleagues and partners as appropriate
● Act as emergency driver in the case of the absence of the driver
Qualification (essential):
● University or higher Diploma in related field
● At least three years experiences in admin/logistics and HR with national or international NGOs
● Experience in managing petty cash
● Strong computer usage including typing in Arabic and English
● Fluent in English
● Computer literacy
● Basic knowledge of IT simple tasks
● Driving licences
Desirable:
● Communication skills
● Proactive and result oriented,
● Ability to work with and support the team
● Gender awareness
● Able to handle multi-tasks at the same time
CVs to be sent to: Cmokdad@Oxfam.org.uk 
Job  Vacancy 3:  Marketing & Fundraising Assistant at the Cenacle de la Lumiere in Lebanon
As the marketing and fundraising assistant you will play a central role in the growth of CDLL’s mission. By developing and implementing innovative and effective marketing and fundraising strategies in line with the image values and beliefs of the NGO; you will raise the profile of CDLL with its different audiences and mobilize support to the cause securing the yearly budget.
Main responsibilities
– Assist in developing and implementing a yearly fundraising and marketing strategy and operational plans in coordination with the MFC.
– Support in identifying, researching, and exploring potential fundraising sources locally and internationally
– Keep up to date on latest developments in fundraising and marketing opportunities and activities of the NGOs environment
– Write letters of inquiry, concept notes and fill applications as necessary
– Develop and implement communication plans
– Assist and follow up the development and production of CDLL marketing and fundraising materials
– Maintain & update CDLL website and social media channels
– Support in the planning and implementation of events, campaigns and appeals
– Assist PR efforts and other tasks as requested by MFC
– Work constructively and creatively with colleagues to achieve marketing and fundraising objectives
– Carry out administrative and reporting responsibilities
– Ensure that the ethical and professional standards and practice are met, more info via this link
Job  Vacancy 4 : Finance Manager needed for immediate start at the British Council Lebanon
Type of Job: Full time
Basic salary LBP 2,126,667 + daily transportation LBP 8,000
Qualifications, skills and experience:
A diploma or a first degree in Finance
Excellent proven financial skills
Excellent English and Arabic
Customer Care orientation
Excellent Communication skills
IT Literacy skills
Ability to work independently and under pressure to achieve targets
The closing date for applications is Monday 9 April 2012. Please read the role profile carefully, check definitions of the behaviours and generic skills, and complete the application form using the ‘Guidance notes for completing application form section’ for assistance (This is found in the application form). Completed applications should be emailed to: Job.Vacancy@lb.britishcouncil.org specifying the job title in the subject line. No applications will be accepted after the closing date, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
For enquiries please call + 961 1 428900
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

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Direct Dialoguer – Face to Face Fundraiser

This job’s purpose is to increase financial resources of the organization by recruiting new financial supporters in main Shopping Streets, Down Town, Shopping Malls, International Festivals, etc

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspiring people to want to be part of the organization
  • Developing a detailed understanding of the environmental issues on which Greenpeace campaigns. This would be through training and updates given as well as personal information gathering.
  • Approaching the public and building rapport.
  • Presenting information about the organization and campaigns in clear ways to the public.
  • Meeting the set targets for the value of memberships to be recruited each week.
  • Understanding and completing the bank forms necessary
  • Offering good support service and feeling of gratitude and belonging to new supporters
  • Supporter care and information for existing members and those who decide not to join
  • Constant personal development of approach and skills on the job
  • Assisting with supporting and training of fellow team members
  • Promoting a good image of the organization and of our fundraising program
  • Flexible Schedule, day or night shift, 4-6 hrs a day

Hiring criteria and skill requirements:

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. The successful applicant will be outgoing and positive, able to easily build rapport with a diverse range of people, have confidence in a sales interaction, have excellent communication skills and have the enthusiasm and motivation to promote our organization. A passion for the environment is essential. Also essential are the ability to reach fundraising targets and handle knock-backs or objections. Ideally candidates would have a great sense of humor, direct selling experience and some environmental knowledge.

Training and Support:

If we take you on as a Direct Dialoguer we will spend a week training you up ready for your new role. This initial training will give you information about Greenpeace as an organization, what we campaign on and why, and tell you about our history and successes. We will also give you scripts and training for the role including role plays and frequently asked questions. We will give you lots of useful information and fact sheets to take away, use on the job, and keep yourself up-to-date. On your first few days we will give you one of our star Direct Dialoguer as guardian. They will help you out with any problems you come across whilst you’re still learning. We also have ongoing training: Team leaders and on-the-street trainers will regularly work with you and assist with any difficulties. We have a meeting every week in which more details are given, stuff members sometimes give talks and all questions and difficulties can be discussed.Future Opportunities:We regularly promote Direct Dialoguer to become Team Leaders. This role has extra responsibilities and so extra hours are involved. After one month period; Direct Dialoguer and under request, can get an official recommendation.

Apply Now:

To apply to this position, please fill the form below.
For details you can call 70-361255.

http://www.greenpeace.org/arabic/about/jobs/Direct-Dialoguer-greenpeace/

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as many of you remember, each year EU lebanon organise the cooperation days,

and this year the event seems very very exciting ;

the event is open to the public and the programs and projects are numerous:
“01. HUMAN RIGHTS &GOVERNANCE • Democracy • Good Governance … • Human Rights • Gender • Justice • Elections 02. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT • Public finance management • Support to the private sector, competitiveness, business environment • Microcredit 03. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT • Education and Vocational Training • Health • Social Protection • Social Dialogue • Youth 04. INFRASTRUCTURES • Water & Sanitation • Energy • Transport 05. PEACE, RECONCILIATION & STABILITY • Security Policy • Mine Clearance • Border Management • Peace Building • Migration 06. DECENTRALISATION & LOCAL DEVELOPMENT • Support to Municipalities • Decentralized Cooperation 07. NATURAL RESOURCES & AGRICULTURE • Agriculture & Rural Development • Environment 08. CULTURE & HERITAGE 09. REFUGEES 10. HUMANITARIAN AID”

here is how the EU introduces the days on the Facebook page:

The European Union (EU) as a whole is one of the main donors to Lebanon. The EU allocates about 220 million euro annually in assistance to Lebanon (50 million from the European Commission, 50 million from the EU Member States and 120 million in loans from the European Inv…estment bank). While most Lebanese are aware that the EU is a large donor, many are not aware of the programmes that the European Commission or EU Member States are funding in Lebanon. The EU – Lebanon Cooperation Days aim to reach the general public in a direct way. It is the sole event whereby the projects of the EU Delegation and the EU Member States are displayed jointly. The overall objectives of this event is: • Showcase projects and activities benefitting from the EU financial assistance • Explain the various funding opportunities offered by the EU to different partners (direct beneficiaries, organizations, companies, & students). • Generate discussion on the reform agenda in Lebanon.

 

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Regulating blogs??? mais ils sont fous ou quoi?? a ceux qui veulent legiferer, qu’ils sachent au moins respecter les libertes, et comprendre les moyens utilises, bref, mustapha explique clairement ce que je veux dire et en mieux, je le “vole”!!!

rita

 

So apparently our esteemed Minister of communications Walid Daouk is planning to discuss a draft law aimed at “regulating websites and protecting their owners”.

I’ve previously called bullshit on the claims that the government wants to protect us. Oops, I just wrote “bullshit” and broke clause #1 of the proposed law:

The publication by electronic means of material that affects public morals and ethics […] is prohibited.

I shudder to think what they’d do to Angie with such a clause. But hey, since the government wants to “protect” me, maybe I should go ahead and submit my real name, my contact info and my address as mandated by the proposed law, since the law says that websites should provide the details of their “manager in charge”.

Speaking of that “manager in charge”, you can only operate a website if you were never convicted of anything (sorry repentant ex-convicts, no blog for you). You can only “manage” one website at a time(Liliane, you’ll have to choose one of your blogs and one only). And most importantly, if you have legal immunity, you are not allowed to manage websites. So dear representatives of the Lebanese people in parliament, I’m sorry to announce that you are not allowed to have blogs and talk directly to your constituents.

Let me double down on breaking the first clause: This is a boat-load of crap! Not just because it’s hopelessly obsolete (Twitter? Facebook? Google Plus? anyone? Who is the “manager in charge” of such accounts?) but because it’s not enforceable and people are just going to ignore it and run loops around it.

Even the reasons for creating such a law are bogus. Each website, blog, or twitter account establishes its own credibility, and people who make stuff up or steal content are eventually shunned and lose influence (if they had any to start with). The mechanics of fairness and balance are inherent on the web, since it doesn’t cost you a thing to have a voice online.

So please, please, spare us your silly “protection”, and while you’re at it, shut down your utterly useless ministry.

 

source: http://beirutspring.com/blog/2012/03/07/the-lebanese-government-still-wants-to-regulate-your-blog/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+beirutspring%2Ffb_feed+%28Beirut+Spring%29

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CRTDA has published the February gender and development e-brief!

” Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 117)

Please note that the MENA Gender and Development e-Brief is posted on line on the following”: Gender and Development MENA e-brief february 2012

 

Best regards,
CRTD.A / IRIS

Gender and Development e -Brief / Issue 117

February 2012

 

 

In this issue:

NEWS & ARTICLES

GENDER ACTIVISM

Revolution, Women and Social Media in the Middle East

Lebanese demonstrate for legal protection against domestic violence

‘Something Phenomenal in Women’s Sexual Freedom’ in Lebanon/MENA

‘No Arab Spring without Women’ in Lebanon

Appel à la pratique de l’excision par un imam : les autorités doivent réagir

 

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

Syria frees iconic blogger Ghazzawi: lawyer

 

Why the Question of Palestine is a Feminist Concern

UN Women Completes One Year their Action Plan is to Advance Equality

An Open Letter to Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

Bill Against Prostitution BUYERS Moves Forward

 

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Saudi Arabia should ‘End Ban on Women in Sport’

Creating a counter culture to violence: Women Living under Muslim Laws

Kuwait couple gets death for Filipina murder: report

Despite great strides in education and employment, a large gender gap remains in positions of status

Passage of Islamic Penal Code Violates Women Rights in Iran

 

CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS

UAE grants citizenship to 1,117 ‘foreign’ children

 

RESOURCES & CALLS

ANNOUNCEMENTS and EVENTS

CSW 56 Side Events Schedule on UN Premises

 

BOOKS and REPORTS

Gender Statistics & Gender Disaggregation

Yes, the world would be more peaceful with women in charge

The Lessons of January 11, 1992: Remembering the Cancellation of Algeria’s Elections in the Wake of the “Arab Autumn”

 

 

Gender and Development e-Brief receives material from various sources for its publication. Should you wish to refer to these sources/ sites directly, the list includes publications from: AVIVA, www.aviva.org, AWID: www.awid.org, Democracy Digest: www.freedomhouse.org, Development Gateway: www.developmentgatway.org, Dignity: www.dignity.org, e-Civicus: www.civicus.org, Eldis: www.eldis.org, ESCWA: www.escwa.org.lb, GDB: www.developmentex.com, Global Knowledge Partnership: www.globalknowledge.org, IGTN: www.IGTN.org, ILO: www.ilo.org One World: www.oneworld.net, Siyanda: www.siyanda.org, The Daily Star: www.dailystar.com.lb, The Drum Beat: www.comminit.com, The Soul Beat: www.comminit.com, The World Bank: www.worldbank.org, UNDP: www.undp.org, Wicejilist: www.wicej.addr.com, WLP: www.learningpartnership.org; WIDE: www.wide-network.org; IRIN News: www.irinnews.org, Women’s UN Report Network: www.wunrn.com, Women Living Under Muslim Laws: www.wluml.org

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