Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MDP faculty member receives 2015 Award for Global Engagement

2015 Award for Global Engagement recipient

JohnstoneTuesday, June 2, 2015 reprinted from U of M Brief http://global.umn.edu/honors/age/#recipients-tab

OLPD’s Christopher Johnstone, director of CEHD International Initiatives and Relations, has been awarded the U of M Award for Global Engagement for 2015. The award is given to faculty and staff to acknowledge achievements and contributions to global education, research, and engagement on behalf of the University.

Prof. Johnstone serves as faculty member and on the program committee for the U of M's Master of Development Practice degree and is currently the faculty advisor for the summer 2015 Kibera Girls Soccer Academy MDP field experience team in Nairobi, Kenya.

July 11-12 Immigration History Research Center Presentation

The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) will be hosting a free, two-day digital storytelling workshop as part of its Immigrant Stories research and archiving project. The IHRC began Immigrant Stories in 2013 to collect, preserve, and share the experiences of Minnesota’s newest immigrants and refugees. The workshop will guide participants through the process of making digital stories about their personal or family immigration stories. No previous experience is required. All digital stories will be preserved in the IHRC Archives and shared via the Minnesota Digital Library.

The workshop will be held on July 11 and 12. Lunch and parking vouchers will be provided. This workshop is limited to ten participants.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99ebkG0WZZQQnpJSjh3V3B6eG5Oa185TEwzOG5saVJrQjZB/view?usp=sharing

To register: http://z.umn.edu/immigrantstoriesworkshop

For further information, contact IHRC Program Associate Elizabeth Venditto:vendi002@umn.edu


Christopher J. Johnstone, Ph.D.
Director of International Initiatives
College of Education and Human Development
+1.612.625.2505
Twitter: @UofM_CEHD_Intl

Save the Children - Monitoring/Evaluation Manager

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. 

 Save the Children - Monitoring and Evaluation Manager - Humanitarian Leadership Academy - London   Click here to view the original listing and apply!

Directorate: Global Programmes 
Department: Humanitarian 
Team: Humanitarian Leadership Academy 
Location: London 
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 
Full / Part Time: Full-time 
Salary: £41-45k pro rata (dependant on experience) 
Contract Duration: 24 months 
Closing Date: 5 July 2015

The Academy
The mission of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy’s (Academy) is to empower people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy will work with the humanitarian sector and new partners from the technology industry, private sector and universities to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them the training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries.
The role
Learning is at the core of the Academy's identity and we recognise that monitoring and evaluation form a key foundation for successful learning. We also see we need to do things differently and support innovation across the humanitarian sector, this critical role will drive forward these fundamental activities by providing leadership in the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework and system. We will identify and synthesis trends of activity and evidence of the impact of the effectiveness of our activities in learning and innovation, leading on the Academy’s efforts to optimise accountability to beneficiaries and partners.
The role will be responsible for developing and implementing a M&E framework and system for the Academy in the UK and in its global offices.  The role will provide technical support, leadership and quality assurance to all areas of the business to develop appropriate M&E strategies and processes. The role will represent and engage externally and internally on behalf of the Academy with partners and donors on M&E and accountability issues to best capture the latest recommendations and developments of Monitoring and Evaluation in capacity building.
About you
To be successful in this role will you have solid and extensive experience in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation systems and frameworks to determine the success of the business strategies and programmes. You have experience of analysing monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment data in order to draw meaningful conclusions and reports. You will be able to demonstrate when you have created innovative opportunities for reflection and learning and you'll be at ease working several functions on complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
You'll be an outstanding communicator with the ability to articulate a vision, strategy or idea clearly and concisely with a vigorous eye for detail. Influencing, negotiation and contracting will come naturally to you along with a passion for innovating, seeing opportunities where others see problems.

July 11 Bastille Day celebration in Saint Paul

 Bastille
Join us for our annual Bastille Day celebration on Saturday, July 11

W 7th Place, St Paul
2 to 8 pm
This year, we are partnering with the Dakota Jazz Club and their new venue, The Vieux Carré, in downtown St Paul.
Come to enjoy live music, food and drink, kids activities (free crafts and facepaint!), artists' marketplace, pétanque games, Citroën car rides, a mime, a French book sale, and more! 
Musical acts include Mark Stillman & Francine Roche, Lo' Jo, and the New Standards!
An evening program will follow at The Vieux Carré. Bastille Day attendees will be welcome to attend free of charge.
Admission is $10, kids under 12 are free. Purchase tickets through our office (612 332 0436) or online

July 15 Multicultural Education in Korea

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Minnesota International Center seeks Program Director

http://micglobe.org/documents/ProgramDirectorPosition2.pdf

MIC is Hiring!

Join the MIC team! We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Program Director.


Applications will be accepted through July 22.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HHH Prof. Kudrle--TPP and Minnesota


How Minnesota would benefit—and how it would suffer—if Congress approves the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  

Professor Robert Kudrle gives his international trade expert opinion on the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, citing numerous reason of how it would greatly benefit the state of Minnesota in MinnPost 


Crossposted from Humphrey Herald
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