Fwd: Africa Peace Fellow, PBU
- FYI if anyone would be interested in this job:Africa Peace FellowPeacebuilding Unit (PBU)Any person interested in applying for this position should send a resume to Clara Wright in the Human Resources Department by Friday, November 17, 2006, or email 4481-IJB-0@....1501 Cherry Street. Philadelphia, PA 19102-1479Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity EmployerThe American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.Job DescriptionJob Title: Africa Peace Fellow, Peacebuilding Unit (PBU)Supervisor: National Coordinator, Africa Program, Peacebuilding UnitLocation: National Office, Philadelphia, PASummary of Responsibilities: This is a one year, non-renewable fellowship in the Africa Program of the Peacebuilding Unit. Under the general supervision of the PBU Africa Program Coordinator, the Fellow will assist in carrying out strategic public policy advocacy activities that spotlight Africas forgotten wars, for example: Uganda, Angola, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Fellow will assist with information collection and distribution, research, briefings, and other special events. Additionally, the Fellow will produce briefing documents on specific conflicts. The Fellow will also assist with the annual Bill Sutherland Institute for Africa Advocates and produce content for the web.Responsibilities:
- Under the supervision of the PBU Africa Program National Coordinator, and in collaboration with the staff of the International Program Africa Region and the Quaker United Nations Office, implement the Programs public policy activities.
- In collaboration with relevant AFSC departments, assist the Coordinator in developing briefing papers that provide options for U.S. policy toward Africas forgotten conflicts.
- Attend meetings of the Congo Working Group, the Burundi Policy Forum and other networks as appropriate.
- Review and disseminate reports from International Program Africa Region staff as appropriate.
- Provide conceptual and logistical assistance to the Bill Sutherland Institute for Africa Advocates Organizing Team.
Training: The fellow will receive training in basic organizing skills, such as public speaking, meeting facilitation, and the mechanics of grassroots advocacy. As well, the fellow will have an opportunity to research the impact of U.S. policy on Africas forgotten wars.Length of Service: The Fellowship is an eleven month full-time (35 hours) non-exempt position.Compensation: (Salary/Fellowship). Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker's compensation and social security.The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.AFSC is a smoke-free workplace.Human Resources DepartmentPBU Africa Peace Fellowship (Freeman Fellow) Revised: October 2006
- A Bachelors degree in African Studies, Peace Studies, or related fields.
- Prior experience working (as a volunteer, intern, or for pay) with a social change organization.
- Experience with or strong interest in Central Africa and Southern Africa.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative within established guidelines and to work independently.
- Inquisitive, energetic, highly self-motivated and well-organized.
- Demonstrated analytical skills and excellent research and writing skills.
- Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Access.
- Excellent communication skills, ability to work with diverse audiences (race, gender, class, sexual orientation).
- Ability to network and build lasting organizational relationships.
- Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings and travel regularly to Washington, D.C.
- Experience functioning in a highly collaborative environment.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
- Commitment to Quaker values, testimonies and process. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
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