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Women’s Refugee Commission
Program Officer, Livelihoods in Emergencies

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) works to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people. The WRC will undertake the second year of a two-year research project focused on ensuring livelihood programs implemented during emergencies are effective and safe for participants, and that they do not heighten risks of gender-based violence but, in fact, help to mitigate those risks. The Program Officer will field test the recommendations, guidance and tool(s) emerging from the first year of the research project. The PO will also conduct trainings in the field and through webinars from lessons learned over the second year. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Program Implementation
  • Research and Writing
  • Advocacy and Public Education
  • Financial Responsibilities
Requirement Include:
  • Master’s Degree in international affairs, economics, political science, non-profit management or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of field experience in humanitarian assistance including in emergency contexts – ideally implementing economic programs serving displaced populations.
  • Minimum 2 - 3 years project management experience in refugee protection and humanitarian assistance and emergency response programs.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; working knowledge of French, Arabic or Spanish desirable. 
This is a regular, full-time position based on New York. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Application deadline: September 5, 2014.

For more information, please click here.

 UNICEF Albania Request for Proposal

UNICEF Albania office wishes to invite applicants to submit a proposal for conducting an “Analysis of National Child Protection Systems in the Wider Context of the Social Protection System in Albania.” The objectives of this analysis are to: conduct a mapping and systems analysis of the child protection system in Albania in all key sectors in order to develop an accurate picture of the current systems and all actors involved; identify strengths and gaps in this system and in the plans for reform; and to prepare recommendations with a view to strengthening the child protection system in Albania. 

This project will be an institutional/corporate contract and international institutions are invited to submit proposals. A strong command of English is required for this consultancy. The assignment will last for 6 months, beginning in September 2014.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15 August 2014. 

For full description and application instructions, please click here

 Firelight Foundation: "Safe Communities, Resilient Children"
Call for Letters of Intent 

Submission Deadline: 29 August 2014

Firelight provides grants and funding to grassroots organizations working to keep children safe in their communities, including within their homes and in schools. The foundation is seeking to fund a cohort of partners in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania and in Zimbabwe in the following districts: Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Gokwe South, Nkayi, Lupane, Binga, and Hwange that are working on child rights, child protection, or activities that help build children’s emotional health. 

Firelight is calling for organizations to send letters of inquiry in order to be considered for funding. Letters should include the organization’s contact information, background and history of the organization, the focus of the organization’s potential proposal, and financial information. The deadline for receiving letters of inquiry is 29 August 2014. Organizations will be notified by October 2014 if Firelight is interested in receiving a full proposal. 

To learn more, and to submit a letter of inquiry, please click here

 Acumen East Africa Fellows Program

The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year, fully-funded leadership development program that gives 20 individuals from across East Africa the training they need to accelerate their social impact and leadership potential. 

Fellows come from diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and share a commitment to ending poverty in their communities. Fellows remain in their jobs over the year and meet for five week-long seminars where they receive world-class financial and operational skills training. Through the program, Fellows build strong networks of social change leaders within their cohort and Acumen’s global community. 

Acumen is currently welcoming applicants for the 2015 Fellows Program. The application deadline is September 8, 2014.

For more information, and to apply, please click here. 

Educating Children Who Are Raised in Alternative Family and Care Systems: Global Practices 

Childhood Education: A Call for Manuscripts

Educators need to ensure that they are addressing children's education needs in individually sensitive ways, particularly when working with children who are coming to school from diverse living and care situations. Families, carers, social services, and schools should work together to enrich the educational opportunities for children in alternative care so as to contribute to positive educational outcomes. Many of these children have experienced trauma or have had inconsistent caregiving and education experiences.

The goal of this special issue of Childhood Education is to explore alternative family and care environments for children and how education services can offer holistic support that enhances learning and life outcomes for this vulnerable population. Childhood Education is seeking manuscripts from a holistic perspective in the following topical areas:

This themed edition will document the rich and varied strategies that successfully enhance childhood development services and home school involvement across disciplines and thus promote intercultural connections among the readers of Childhood Education. Submit manuscripts ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 words to Fiona S. Baker at by December 31, 2014.

For a full description and application instructions, please click here