UNESCO: Chief of Unit – Communication & Information (France)

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Chief of Unit: Communication and Information, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 13 February 2023.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, the direct supervision of the Director of the Division for Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Media and Information Literacy, the incumbent is the Head of the Unit for Media and Information Literacy and Digital Competencies. The unit is responsible for capacity building and policy development in the field of media and information literacy and coordinates activities aimed at promoting the development of digital and coding skills, as well as fostering digital competencies.

The incumbent manages, advises and reports on regular and extra-budgetary programme design implementation, guidelines, resources and progress. S/he advocates organization involvement and participation in mainstream unit activities, manages unit staff and may lead other colleagues, including in Field Offices, on particular thematic areas, evaluating progress and performance. S/he substantively contributes to the implementation of the Intersectoral Programme on Media and Information Literacy (MIL), in close cooperation with the Education Sector.

Anna Lindh Foundation: Head of Administration, Contracts, Grants (Egypt)

“JobHead of Administration, Contracts, and Grants, Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation, Alexandria, Egypt. Deadline: February 2023.

The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) is looking for an experienced professional ready to make a change in the region to join its multicultural team. The Head of Administration, Contracts and Grants, working from the ALF Secretariat in Alexandria, will have the overall responsibility to lead the Administration Unit team and the Service Team; ensure efficient internal administrative procedures and workflows; supervise the procurement, the calls and the grant processes; and run the HR and the venues of the Foundation, in consistency of the rules laid out in the ALFs Manuals and the EU rules and procedures.

Applicants must be nationals of one of the 42 (UfM) countries:
(Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, The Netherlands, Tunisia and Türkiye).

Queen Mary U: Partnerships Manager – Latin America Initiatives (UK)

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Partnerships Manager – Latin America Initiatives, Queen Mary University, London, UK. Deadline: 30 January 2023.

Queen Mary University of London is seeking a committed and professional individual with a strong track record delivering complex projects and programmes, to support the development of Queen Mary’s activities in Latin America. This exciting new opportunity will allow the postholder to play a critical role in a key area of expansion for Queen Mary. The Partnership Manager will be responsible for building activity through initiating and managing the full range of collaborative activities including – in the first instance – organising international committees, coordinating high-level visits, and ensuring that appropriate resources and processes are in place to facilitate the smooth-running of existing and new relationships in Latin America.

A collaborative and collegiate approach is essential to the success of the role, with the postholder expected to be comfortable working with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders, managing a busy workload, and complex network of stakeholders. Experience managing international partnerships within a Higher Education setting is an advantage but not a pre-requisite for success in the role.

Carleton College: Director of Language Center (USA)

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Director of the Language Center, Office of the Provost, Carleton College, Northfield, NM, USA. Deadline: Review begins 1 February 2023.

The Language Center is a community of learners and teachers in a technology-rich space for languages at the College. The Director is charged with fostering and enriching this learning community of students and faculty, and providing administrative oversight and management of the Language Center to ensure its vibrant and effective functioning with exceptional service to those who use it. The Director develops and extends the College’s capabilities for teaching and learning with digital media and educational technologies to enhance language learning and teaching and encourages innovative use of learning and teaching technologies.

This is a .75 FTE fully benefit eligible exempt position; working 33 hours per week over 11 months (annually August through June). Position Grade: 13.

SUSS: Global Programs (Singapore)

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2 positions in Office of Global Programmes, College of Interdisciplinary & Experiential Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore. Deadline: 26 January 2023.

  1. Executive of the Office of Global Programmes
  2. Specialist, Office of Global Programmes

The Office of Global Programmes aims to nurture and equip students with competencies to thrive in a globalised world. Besides effective cross-cultural communication skills, they also prioritise imbuing students with empathy, problem-solving skills, innovation and a balanced understanding of pressing global concerns such as sustainable development. They do this through a range of Global Learning programmes for SUSS students and youths in the region.

U Oxford: Global Parenting Initiative Research Manager for Malaysia (UK)

“JobGlobal Parenting Initiative Research Manager for Malaysia, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, UK. Deadline: 3 January 2023.

The Department of Social Policy & Intervention is looking to appoint an outstanding individual for a new Research Manager role to work on their flagship Global Parenting Initiative (GPI). The GPI is a multi-million-pound five-year project with a vision that is bold, ambitious, and immediate: to provide access to free, evidence-based, playful parenting support to every parent, everywhere, so that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help their children realise their learning potential. The research team is committed to improving outcomes for high-risk children and globally, and this is their primary guiding aim.

You will be responsible for managing Oxford’s role on the research project in Malaysia including supporting the study team on research design, data collection, data analysis, research uptake, and partner coordination across multiple international partners including the Universiti Putra Malaysia, UNICEF Malaysia, Parenting for Lifelong Health, IDEMS International, the Malaysian Association of Social Workers, and the Malaysian government.

United Nations U: Academic Programme Advisor (Japan)

“JobAcademic Programme Advisor, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is one of 14 research and training Institutes that comprise that think tanks in the UNU system and is based at the university’s headquarters in Tokyo, dedicated to advancing global efforts towards a more sustainable future. UNU-IAS serves the international community through policy relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, integrating its social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The activities of the institute are in four thematic areas: i) governance for sustainable development, ii) biodiversity & society, iii) water & resource management, and iv) innovation & education. The work of UNU-IAS is directed towards priority issues for the UN system and Member States, contributing to high-level policymaking and debates to address problems of global concern. For more information, please visit http://ias.unu.edu.

Under the supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, the Academic Programme Advisor will manage a set of academic programmes and projects and develop relevant activities in the institute’s four thematic areas, serving as Academic Director. Advanced university degree (Ph.D.) in international development, sustainability, or a field related to sustainability science expected. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Manage the UNU-IAS postgraduate degrees and training programmes
  • Lead academic and research activities
  • Run fundraising activities for the institute
  • Advance outreach activities
  • As a manager, participate in the regular academic and management meeting of UNU

World Food Prize Foundation: Program Manager, International Dialogues (USA but Remote Possible)

“JobProgram Coordinator/Manager, International Dialogues, World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa, USA (Remote Considered). Deadline: 4 January 2023.

The Program Coordinator/Program Manager, International Dialogues supports the planning and implementation functions of the World Food Prize Foundation’s International Dialogues team. This includes a set of convenings designed around the foundation’s mission. These convenings will include the annual International Borlaug Dialogue, Laureate Announcement, Iowa Hunger Summit, Digital Dialogues and Webinars, essential food and ag meetings, and special events like “Live with the Laureate.”

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide content research writing support on critical agriculture and food security issues in preparation for the International Borlaug Dialogue, Regional Dialogues, International Events, Digital Dialogues, Iowa Hunger Summit, the Announcement of the World Food Prize Laureate and other important meetings.

  • Provide support to the team in stakeholder management, especially associated with engaging stakeholders around their participation in the events of the World Food Prize Foundation.

  • Prepare materials for internal and external distribution about the work and direction of the Foundation and the International Dialogues team. Draft written communication – internal and external.
    Provide support in speaker/topic identification, invitations, and panel management at various dialogues – including helping to create a cohesive convening, creating briefing materials, and communicating about meeting outcomes.

  • Support the International Dialogues team through meeting preparation, meeting notes, Google Suite Management, contact database (i.e., SalesForce) and other technology support including the organization-wide project management platform.

Kennesaw State U: Conflict Management & Peacebuilding (USA)

“JobDirector of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA. Deadline: 10 January 2023.

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, administrative faculty position as a tenured Professor and Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences beginning July 2023.

Responsibilities include:

  • The Director is responsible for providing leadership for the School and Center for Conflict Management.

  • They will oversee SCMPD’s academic programs and budgets, facilitate fundraising, and manage the School’s outreach to the academic and practitioner communities.

  • The College is looking for an accomplished scholar with demonstrated administrative leadership skills and the ability to create an environment for collaboration, transparency, and shared governance.

  • The Director will have the responsibility to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity.

  • Working in collaboration with School faculty and staff and the Dean’s office, the Director will support and enhance teaching effectiveness, scholarship and research, student success, and community outreach.

East-West Center: Deputy Director (USA)

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Projects Coordinator, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, USA. Deadline: Open until filled.

The The East-West Center (Center) is accepting applications for a limited, two-year appointment (with possibility of extension) for a Deputy Director within the Research Program. The Deputy Director assists the Vice President and Director of Research (VPDR) with overall administrative and intellectual leadership for the Research Program, ensuring its activities and funding proposals are compatible with the Center’s mission and objectives. The position will also develop, execute, and maintain appropriate recordkeeping systems and operational procedures to ensure the program’s work scope, policy, and regulatory requirements are properly followed. Additionally, the incumbent may assist in directing program resources, project planning, and contributing to the development and evaluation of current and future research opportunities.

Other positions currently available at the East-West Center are listed here.

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