Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fall Italian language classes, Minneapolis

http://www.theitalianculturalcenter.org/

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 295-4111

Humphrey International Fellows arrive to UMN


2017-2018 Humphrey International Fellows will be:

Luis Alberto Hierro Sanchez, Cuba
Muhammad Shahzad Asif Khan, Pakistan
Arsène Adop, Côte d'Ivoire
Gonxhe Kandri, Albania
Victor Lutenco, Moldova
Pierre Claver Ndayisenga, Burundi
Ruby Saakor Tette, Ghana
Natalia Ariza Ramírez, Colombia
Theavy Chhom Cambodia
Juan Banda, Chile
Muhammed Anwar Khetran, Pakistan
Fatma Hoşgör Tekeşin, Turkey
Naw Aye Aye Hlaing, Myanmar
Sohail Zafar Chattha, Pakistan









Global MN Research & Outreach Fellowship

Research and Outreach Fellowship

Part-time fellowship available

Global Minnesota is accepting applications for a 10-month Research and Outreach Fellowship beginning September 1 or sooner, and working at least 20 hours a week. This Fellowship is open to recently graduated international students who are eligible for Optional Practical Training or have visa status that would allow paid employment.



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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Humphrey Alums meet in Panama

Humphrey School MPA alum and current volunteer Host for the Humphrey School's International Fellows and Scholars Program Sherrie Pugh recently met 2012-13 Humphrey International Fellow
Rosilda Robinson Vega in Panama.

When Ms. Rosilda Robinson Vega was at the Humphrey School, she was the Legal Counsel for the Caja de Seguro Social (CSS) in Panama, where she had been working for 12 years. CSS is a government institution in charge of providing social security protection to the Panamanian population. She was responsible for providing legal opinions and concepts regarding the interpretation of CSS law; its rulings regarding health services, pensions, subsidies, government procurement; and national and international agreements.

Ms. Robinson Vega earned her bachelor degree in law and political science from University of Panama and diplomas in criminal law from the Universidad Panamericana (Panama), public financial administration from Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina), and senior citizen social protection from CIESS y OAS in (Mexico).

Sherrie Pugh is the former director of operations at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis. She has committed her career to systemic community change to reverse economic, social and racial inequities through community economic development. Her expertise includes public, private and nonprofit sectors in which she worked with urban and rural communities including an international assignment in South Africa. She served as the first director of three start-up organizations and launched grant programs for the Headwaters Fund, LISC, and the Foundation for the MidSouth. She gained national recognition for publication of the “Community Economic Development Dictionary.”

Ms. Pugh has served on three national community economic development boards. She was a Community Builder Fellow with the Minneapolis HUD Office, afer which she became the Executive Director of Northside Residents Redevelopment Council. At NRRC, she implemented equitable development strategies addressing environment, cultural, transportation and economic development. She also partnered with the University Northside Partnership, resulting in establishment of the University Research and Outreach Engagement Resource Center UROC.

Ms. Pugh has a BS in Housing Studies and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School. At the Humphrey School she participated in the Integrative Leadership cohort. She participates in the African American Leadership Forum and currently serves on the boards of Rainbow Research, Inc., the Minnesota Board on Aging, the Westonka Community Action Network (WECAN) , the Black Storytellers Alliance, the UROC Advisory group, and the MCTC Community Development Advisory Committee. In 2016 she ran, unsuccessfully, for the Minnesota State Senate, District 33.

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Save the Children Regional Nutrition Adv (Bangkok, Thailand)

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Regional Nutrition Advisor and deliver technical support to a large portfolio of programmes in Asia. You will play a critical role in raising new funds and supporting the delivery of high-quality programmes in the region.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Regional Nutrition Advisor you will be expected to work closely with colleagues in country offices especially in the Health/HIV and Hunger and Livelihoods Teams, both from a distance and by country visits. Providing strategic and technical support to country offices in the Asia region, you will deliver high quality nutrition programmes. You will also develop proposals focusing on nutrition and will support all project implementation. In addition you will:
Provide technical support to country offices to develop and implement high quality nutrition programmes following Save the Children’s theory of change and with a strong emphasis on social and behaviour change
Support country offices to collect and analyse MEAL data, demonstrating attributable outcomes and showing the impact of their work on nutrition
Working with your humanitarian counterpart in the region, support country offices to develop Emergency Preparedness Plans, advising on the potential need for emergency interventions
Assist country offices to select and recruit senior technical staff
Encourage the development of peer networks of technical staff in nutrition
Participate in regional or global meetings as appropriate.

To be successful in this new and exciting role, you will have an internationally recognized third level qualification in nutrition, such as an MSc in public health nutrition or equivalent. You must have significant knowledge and experience overseeing approaches to secure infant and young children feeding along with expertise in qualitative assessment tools and approaches for formative research and social and behaviour change. In addition you must have:
Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
Significant experience in the design, implementation and management of nutrition programmes in an international development context
Demonstrated experience with developing high-value proposals, budgets, grant management, donor liaison and report writing
Experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders in government agencies, international organisations, donors, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing skills
The ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPI-Info-6, SMART/ENA, and Outlook
A willingness and ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations.

Experience working or living in Asia along with fluency in Urdu, Hindi or Bangla is desirable.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 3rd September 2017

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
receipt of satisfactory references
proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role



This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
 

Program Associate I, Atlas Corps (Wash DC)

WebsiteatlascorpsAtlas Corps

With ambitious goals for growth over the next two years, Atlas Corps seeks an internationally-minded team player who is passionate about leadership development and has exceptional attention to detail to join our team as our new Program Associate. Atlas Corps team members value our intentional focus on professional development, opportunities for influence and autonomy, as well as a culture of fun and excellence.

Our new Program Associate is a detail and process-oriented, people-person with excellent customer service skills, and a passion for leadership development.

About Atlas Corps: Atlas Corps engages the best social change leaders from around the world in a yearlong Fellowship designed to strengthen organizations, develop leaders and foster innovation. Over the last eleven years, Atlas Corps has grown steadily and demonstrated proof of concept. Now a $4m nonprofit with fourteen team members, Atlas Corps has engaged over 575 leaders from nearly 90 countries while maintaining a highly competitive selection rate of just 2.5%. Our Fellowship placements have transformed the work of top social change organizations like Ashoka, the Grameen Foundation, InsideNGO, Susan G. Komen, Points of Light, Peace Corps, Special Olympics, and many others. Atlas Corps has been profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institute; featured as a model social enterprise in the Washington Post; recognized for excellence in nonprofit leadership by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s EXCEL Award; and validated by the U.S. Department of State through multiple, substantial partnerships and support including President Obama’s announcement of the “Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship” at the Clinton Global Initiative.

For more information, please visit: http://www.atlascorps.org.

About the Position: The purpose of this role is to significantly expand Atlas Corps’ programmatic capacity by managing pre-arrival logistics for 100+ new Fellows each year and by improving the experience of Fellows through superior support services. The key responsibilities of the Program Associate include project management, database management, leading communications with newly accepted Fellows, and visa processing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Fellow Support: Ensure an enriching and transformative Fellowship experience for emerging social change leaders from every region of the world.
Provide day-to-day support to Fellows with regard to their placement, housing and welfare.
Conduct initial and mid-Fellowship check-ins with Fellows and their Host Organization supervisors and provide coaching to help them achieve their professional development goals.
Ensure that accurate records are kept for all Fellows in accordance with J-1 Visa/SEVIS guidelines.
Identify trends, opportunities for improvement, and stories that demonstrate the success and impact of the program, especially for funded Fellow placements in grant reporting
Serve as liaison to the Fellow Social and Cultural Committee and support the planning of events for Fellows.
Support the Fellow recruitment and vetting process through completion of application reviews and interviews.

Pre-Arrival Logistics: Ensure that every Fellow is prepared for a successful and transforming Fellowship. There is a significant opportunity to be creative and enhance the pre-arrival process to foster strong Fellowship outcomes.
The Program Associate will be responsible for shepherding selected Fellows through each stage of the pre-arrival process using methods that prepare the Fellow for their leadership development experience.
Serve as Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO) for the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and maintain compliance with all requirements.
Enable Fellows to secure J-1 visas by completing the necessary visa paperwork and preparing Fellows for their visa interviews in a timely manner.
Assess the relocation needs of arriving Fellows and connected them with the relevant resources for securing housing, and make temporary housing arrangements when necessary.
Make flight arrangements and assist with scheduling airport pick-ups; greet Fellows at the airport as assigned.
Support strategic partnerships between Atlas Corps and other training programs by enabling their participants to secure J-1 visas.

Responsibilities of all Team Members:
Commit to team goals and support the work of colleagues beyond the responsibilities described here. This may include attending events outside of business hours, supporting the Fellow screening process by conducting interviews and reviewing applications; preparing new Fellow housing; and greeting Fellows at the airport.
Maintain all physical and digital files in a uniform way, and in alignment with government requirements.
Support Atlas Corps fundraising initiatives by sharing opportunities to contribute to our mission through social media and other channels.
Seek out opportunities to improve and expand the work of Atlas Corps.
Seek out opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge, and grow professionally.
Contribute to an innovative, high-performing, team culture by engaging in behaviors like: sharing ideas; being open to the ideas of others; accepting and offering feedback; and supporting and treating your colleagues with respect.

Ideal Candidate:

As a prerequisite, the ideal candidate will believe in the mission of Atlas Corps and share our vision of developing the largest and best multilateral exchange for nonprofit professionals. Due to State Department requirements, this candidate must be a U.S. citizen.

Additional requirements are:
Internationally-Minded – Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Organized & Process-Oriented – Ability to consistently follow defined processes with accuracy and efficiency to ensure transparency and organizational learning.
Action-Oriented – Enjoys working hard and working towards stretch goals; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available.
Creative – entre/intrapreneurial orientation to problem-solving is highly preferred.
Strategic and Agile – Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plans
Tech Savvy – Knowledge of and/or the ability to quickly become familiar with Google applications, Salesforce, and our application system
1-5 years of professional experience. National or international service experience, including AmeriCorps*VISTA and the Peace Corps, is highly desirable.
Ability to work as part of a small team, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a variety of tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
International exchange experience a plus!

HOW TO APPLY
jobs@atlascorps.org
http://www.atlascorps.org

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: jobs@atlascorps.org with “Program Associate I Application from [your name]” in the subject of the email. Please include the text of your cover letter in the body of the email.

Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application.

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity employer, Atlas Corps is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in every facet of employment. We will always strive to choose the best-qualified individuals based on job-related qualifications, regardless of race, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship status, handicap, religion, marital status, personal appearance, political affiliation, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, or matriculation.

BENEFITS

Benefits: Our current team members value the fun and hard-working culture at Atlas Corps. The top reasons why they love their jobs include the focus on professional development, the opportunity to have a voice in decision-making at every level, and working alongside committed high-performing colleagues. The full benefits package includes a flexible work schedule and generous vacation and sick leave; employer-paid health insurance; and pre-tax transportation options. Additionally, Atlas Corps invests in staff professional development to prepare team members for increased responsibility over time. The salary for this position will be based on the skills, experience and education of the selected candidate and range from $33,000-$35,000. Performance is rewarded at Atlas Corps! Salaries increase quickly with achievement, tenure and increased responsibility.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
4-year degree



This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
 
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