On the Job! Gender Project Consultant in NYC; Clinical Fellow @ Duke Law

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

logoThe Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack. Applications are welcome from Ph.Ds, Ph.D candidates or other advanced research training in fields such as gender, human right, humanitarian assistance or education for the position of GCPEA Gender Project Consultant.  The holder of this position will conduct research and develop gender-specific recommendations on protecting girls and women from attacks on education and military use of educational institutions. They will work approximately 65 days between April and November 2017, presenting research to the GC{EAGender Project Working Group and external reviewers. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled; details here.

download► Duke University Law School. Applications are welcome from individuals with 2-5 years experience with international human rights for a supervising attorney/clinical fellow to join the international human rights program and clinic beginning in Summer 2017, led by Professor Jayne Huckerby. The holder of this position will primarily help supervise student fieldwork in Clinic projects and participate in the planning and teaching of the Clinic advocacy seminar, among other opportunities, supervised by the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. Deadline is April 16, 2017; details here. 

Work On! Director of Programs (TCC / NGO), Human Rights Program, The Carter Center

Job Description

The Director is responsible for designing and implementing activities related to the human rights portfolio, through high-level contacts with representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations, including the United Nations. The Director, in collaboration with the Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls (SPA/SR) and other responsible Carter Center staff, will be relied upon for in-depth analysis of international issues that impact on international and national human rights protection systems in order to guide the Center’s strategic direction and corresponding programs on human rights issues, including issues related to women and gender. The Director, Human Rights reports to the Vice President, Peace Programs.

The position will be responsible to strengthen, in consultation with other experts in the international human rights field and in collaboration with peace and health practitioners, the Center’s policy and agenda for the advancement and protection of human rights activities. The Director must maintain a contemporary understanding of the most pressing issues and be able to mobilize actions that are appropriate for immediate, medium, and long-term strategies. Additionally, drawing on the advice of the SPA/SR, the Director will be expected to reinforce the Center’s engagement on women’s rights issues.

The Director has the responsibility for managing the day-to-day staffing, operations, budgets, planning group meetings, annual conferences and related travel and activities associated with the Human Rights Program. Tasks include project development, implementation and management, proposal development, budget planning and tracking, project promotion, report production, and networking. The Director will liaise and collaborate closely with the SPA/SR as well as with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor. The Director will supervise program staff, interns, and volunteers as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: The Director must be well accomplished in the field of international human rights.  Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of ten years of program related experience in the field of international human rights are required.  The individual must have well-established relationships with high-level representatives of the U.S. and foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, especially the United Nations, and international and local human rights defender non-governmental organizations. Proven strong leadership and management skills, including solid program design and strategy development experience, supervision of staff, budget management, as well as solid understanding of program resource needs for effective monitoring and evaluation is essential. S/He must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity with new communication technologies and social media. Fluency in English and one other U.N. language, preferably French as well as extensive international Human Rights experience in one or more developing countries is preferred. 

Interested? Apply here:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25066&siteid=5043

On the Job! Save the Children International Seeks Project Coordinator, Lucens Guideline Process (Geneva)

Save the Children International is looking for a project coordinator, Lucens Guideline Process, to support the process of finalizing the  Lucens Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict, and encouraging states to endorse and implement them, including by mobilizing civil society support.  The project coordinator will support the work of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), of which Save the Children is a Steering Committee member.

The position is located at the Geneva Advocacy Office of Save the Children International and the contract will last through June 2015.

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) was established in 2010 by organizations from the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected fragile states, higher education, protection, international human rights, and international humanitarian law who were concerned about ongoing targeted attacks on educational institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity. GCPEA is governed by a Steering Committee made up of the following international organizations: The Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, Human Rights Watch, the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNHCR, and UNICEF. GCPEA is the project of a the Tides Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The Draft Lucens Guidelines

The Draft Lucens Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict were developed following extensive consultations with experts from the ministries of foreign affairs, defense, education, and armed forces of regionally diverse states, as well as relevant UN agencies and non-governmental organizations. The Guidelines draw from existing international humanitarian and human rights law, as well as good practices from military forces around the world. They urge parties to armed conflict not to use schools and universities for any purpose in support of the military effort. Norway, particularly through its Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, is leading the process of finalizing the Guidelines and developing a process for States to endorse them and implement them within their own domestic legislation and military doctrine. A launch and endorsement ceremony for the Guidelines is planned for the first quarter of 2015. GCPEA will then provide technical support to states, and possibly armed non-state actors, in implementing the Guidelines.

For a detailed job description please see: www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Work On! Two posts at the National University of Ireland Maynooth Department of Law

National University of Ireland, Maynooth/Ollscoil na hEireann, Ma Nuad, Department of Law
Professor/Senior Lecturer in Law (Two Posts)

The Department of Law at NUI Maynooth invites applications for two Professor/Senior Lecturer positions in law.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW: The Department of Law is the youngest in Ireland and offers a number of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes educating over 400 students. The Department places a very strong emphasis on research and faculty regularly publish in leading international academic journals. The Department of Law has particular research strengths in the areas of human rights and social justice, global business perspectives, and legal theory. The Department is now seeking to recruit to a number of key senior academic posts to build on its reputation, increase its capacity to grow both undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers, and to enable the further development of its programmes to provide a legal education that is of outstanding quality and global in its outlook.

JOB DESCRIPTION: NUI Maynooth is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Professors/Senior Lecturers will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to both education and research, and also to contribute to the effective leadership and management of the Department.

The person appointed will have an excellent record of teaching and research. He/she will have an established track record of high-quality publications that will contribute to, and enhance, the Department’s areas of research strength. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching, research and profile of the Department of Law and to play a leadership role in the development of teaching and learning, and research, strategies.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The appointee will have an established and substantial record of research and teaching to the highest international standards and will have demonstrated the capacity for academic leadership at institutional, national or international level.

FURTHER INFORMATION: It is envisaged interview will take place week commencing Monday, 16 June 2014.

Further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth current vacancies website: http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml