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Fecha - 15-11-10
Nombre: mari cabrera
Email: marjos1985@hotmail.com
Comentarios: esta pagina le permite a los estudiantes conseguir respuestas a sus diversa interrogante


Fecha - 16-05-10
Nombre: yesenia pabuena
Email: ojosverdes20@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Es bueno saber mucho afondo de estas culturas
Fecha - 06-04-10
Nombre: alexe516
Email: johne362@aol.com
Comentarios: Very nice site!
Fecha - 06-10-09
Nombre: jose fernando rojas restrepo
Email: centerpow@yahoo.es Teléfono: 853 5262
Comentarios: Soy docente y tengo la siguiente inquietud:Que le parece que el ministerio esta tomando esta semana como de vacaciones para docentes y eso no es asi,pues nosotros estamos laborando seis horas al dia.Podran ustedes recalcar esto y no rebajarnos una semana en enero?
Fecha - 23-08-09
Nombre: Keelin
Email: {#file Mail.txt] Teléfono: Mirror for bathroom
Comentarios: Could you help me. The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.

I am from Haiti and know bad English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "If a new bathtub had a crack or chip in it, should it be replaced."



THX ;-), Keelin.
Fecha - 23-08-09
Nombre: flor
Email: flormacas1@hotmail.com Teléfono: 4340336
Comentarios: Acabo de llegar de la misa del Padre Chucho,en Compensar,donde se pidió por La Organización Ardila Lule.

Siempre la he admirado,sobre todo al señor Carlos Ardila,por su inteligencia prodigiosa para salir adelante.Esas capacidades se las ha dado Dios,por ser un hombre digno,justo,honesto y humano que él,su familia y empresas dejan en alto el nombre de Colombia.Esto lo digo con toda sinceridad de corazón. Quisiera conocerlo en persona,pero ya que es algo imposible,espero que algún día me de unos consejitos para poder salir de la crisis en que me encuentro.No he podido renunciar a mi trabajo.Soy pensionada y activa,en primer lugar porque al retirarme no podría pagar arriendo y en segundo lugar porque debido a las presiones en mi trabajo y a mi situación ecoómica,el psiquiatra me está tratando la ansiedad y la depresión y me dice que espere a darme de alta.Aconséjeme por favor doctor Ardila,al renunciar,cobro mis prestaciones que no son cuantiosas pero me alcanzaría para un apartamento o cuota inicial,o parte para pagar deudas.Cómo hago para rendir mis pesitos del trabajo de toda u
na vida? Soy separada hace 30 años,pude formar sola a mis hijas,tengo nietos. Tengo empeñada hasta la prima de navidad de mi pensión. Pienso retirarme en Diciembre,aunque con temores. Con la ayuda de Dios,y sus sabios consejos,creo que saldré adelante.Dios y la Santisima Virgen lo bendiga siempre a ud,a su honorable familia y sus bienes. ATTE

FLOR MARINA CASTRO TAPIAS
Fecha - 09-07-09
Nombre: Sandra Liliana Grateron Solano
Email: lilianagrateron@hotmail.com Teléfono: 4162810
Comentarios: Doctor Ardila de acuerdo a su requerimiento me permito enviarle el siguiente comunicado muy respetuosamente.

Respetado doctor.



Soy Sandra L. Grateron Solano ciudadana colombiana con 31 años de edad y madre cabeza de familia he vivido en la ciudad de Medellín desde los 14 años lejos de mi familia materna ya que vive en diferentes sitios de Colombia, quede en emberazo a los 17 y desde entonces trabajo para sacar mi hijo adelante el cual tiene ya 14 años, en estos momentos estoy terminando una complementación para obtener el titulo de contadora publica el cual siempre ha sido mi anhelo. En los últimos años he trabajado en el día hasta en dos empresas y estudiado en las noches luchando para alcanzar mis sueños pero en el momento requiero de $2.900.000 dos millones novecientos mil de pesos para pagar los gastos de la universidad que hacen falta para poderme graduarlos cuales surgieron del semestre en curso y del diplomado establecido como requisito de formación, se preguntara porque me dirijo a usted? Pues lo hago por la necesidad y desesperación en que me encuentro ya que he agotado todas las alternati
vas posibles y mi nivel de endeudamiento, edad y mis responsabilidades diarias no me permiten adquirir mas compromisos con entidades financieras, mis ahorros y cesantías fueron utilizados para adquirir una vivienda que desde el año 2.003 la constructora no ha podido entregar, el trabajo alterno que desempeñaba lo tuve que suspender por falta de tiempo mis labores en la empresa de tiempo completo y la universidad no me permitieron continuar buscando este medio económico como ayuda.

Mi deseo es poder obtener mi titulo y buscar así un empleo que mejore mi calidad de vida y la de mi hijo permitiéndonos vivir mas dignamente, siempre he sido una persona pujante y echada para delante pero la verdad necesito una colaboración para pagar estos costos universitarios, estoy dispuesta a dar como contraprestación mi trabajo y ofrecer mis mejores capacidades como profesional y como persona.



El dinero que requiero es para consignar directamente a la Fundación Universitaria Maria Cano a la Cuenta de Ahorros No10162884634 de la entidad Bancaria Bancolombia, en ningún momento a una a mi nombre, por favor necesito ayuda mi familia no posee los recursos necesarios para hacerlo y no encontré como lo mencione anteriormente otras posibilidades.



Conocedora de su apoyo incondicional y su gran calidad humana quedo a la espera de una respuesta positiva a mi solicitud.


Fecha - 08-05-09
Nombre: cecilia isabel carreño jimenez
Email: ceciliaisabelcarreno@hotmail.com Teléfono: 3173778215-5682043
Comentarios: POR FAVOR CONSULTO LA POSIBILIDAD DE CONTACTAR PATROCINIO ECONOMICO, PARA LA CREACION DE UNA ESCUELA DE ARTES Y OFICIOS PARA POBLACION DESPLAZADA,MUJERES CABEZA DE FAMILIAS Y JOVENES CON POCAS POSIBILIDADES.

SERIA LA PRIMERA EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DE NORTE DE SANTANDER

ESPECIFICAMENTE EN PAMPLONA. ES UN PROYECTO DE ALTO IMPACTO Y COBERTURA SOCIAL.

LA EMPRESA INTERESADA FAVOR COMUNICARSE CON CECILIA I CARREÑO JIMENEZ, DIRECTORA DE CULTURA Y TURISMO DE PAMPLONA.

DIRECCION:CALLE 6# 2-56 BARRIO EL CARMEN/PAMPLONA NORTE DE SANTANDER.


Fecha - 15-03-09
Nombre: jorge uribe ramon s.j.
Email: jurasi.uribe@gmail.com Teléfono: 0947771033
Comentarios: Conoci al Dr. Ardila en Madrid, por nexos con el padre hector lopez s.j. nunca imagine estar metido en la fundacion y mantenimiento de una oferta educativa que rescata reinsertados de grupos armados, mujeres adultas con buen numero de hijos a su cargo y acopaña a los beneficiarios en el mejoramiento de vida de estrato uno y poblacion vulnerable. cuando se tenia la estabilidad del gobierno de cordoba aparece el hecho de 24 gobernadores el año 2008 y ahora la disminucion del presupuesto educativo en millones de pesos. Ahora estan en compromiso de sanear la inversion educativa y hasta que no lo logren no hay asignacion de prespuesto.



el INSER ESTA REGISTRADO EN DEPARTAMENTO, SE INICIO COMO PROYECO PILOTO RADICADO EN EL PLAN DE DESARROLLO DE HACE ALGUNOS AÑOS. ULTIMAMENTE FORMO PARTE DEL RUBRO OFERENTES.

DADA LA DIFICULTAD EN LA ORGANIZACION CUANTITATIVA Y ADMINISTRATIVA DE LA POBLACION ESTUDIANTIL NO SE ADJUDICA NINGUN PRESPUESTO.

ANTE AUTORIDADES DE LA SECRETARIA DE EDUCACION DIMOS UNA RENDICION PRIVADA DE CUENTA Y PASAMOS EL AÑO. PERO A 14 DE MARZO NO HEMOS INICIADO CLASES QUE INTEGRAN 600 HORAS RADIO PROGRAMAS EDUCTIVOS DE LAS MATERIAS DE 6O. A 11O. LO MISMO QUE LA INCORPORACION DE GENERACION DE PROCESOS, ACOMPAÑAMIENTO EN PROYECOS PRODUCTIVOS AMBIENTALES Y MEJORAMIENTO DE VIDA.



TENEMOS UN GRUPO DE 400 ALUMNOS CON UN COSTO DE 200.000.000.oo millones, y estamos tratando de formal un pull de ong para subsidiarlo, por la falencia de la gobernacion de cordoba.



Con la gobernacion hay excelentes buenas relaciones.



se va logrando poco a poco la integracion de fundaciones con igual objetivo que van generando el respaldo economico al conocer la calidad y oportunidad de esta oferta educativa que diariamente pone al estudiante adulto las clases programa en su casa por medio de radio comunitaria, biblioteca entregada personalmente y grupo de profesores cualificados en este tipo de proyecto que el dia sabando los acompañan en extraer la sabiduria del libro. cuando todo estaba marchando bien, se produce la dificultad administrativa que estan tratando de resolver por todos los medios. si su entidad puede apoyarnos en hacer un pull de fundaciones o el milagro de una sola para no degastarnos en lo administrativo y poder continuar el logro de demovilizados incorporados a la sociedad civil, igualmente que desplazados, poblacion vulnerable y estrato uno.



llevamos ocho años con cinco promociones. informacion disponible. que bueno que la fundacion ardila lule por su medio estuviera presente. son 200.000.000 millones de pesos, de los cuales en una semana de trabajo logramos 18.000.000 millones.



atento a cualquier inquietud, preguna o apoyo insterinstitucional al instituto sergio restrepo inser de tierralta, donde se encuentr el famoso ralito, la presencia de los castaño, mono mancuso etc.



padrecito jorge uribe ramon s.j. 3114032077

fax 0947 771877; pbx a0947 771033 tierralta cordoba
Fecha - 31-08-08
Nombre: Maria Fernanda Ortiz de Zarate
Email: mariafernandaortizdezarate@hotmail.com Teléfono: 0342 - 4741908
Comentarios: Hola!!! Que sorpresa haber encontrado esta dirección para poder contactarme con gente "de mi familiaaaaaaa", les cuento que vivo en Argentina, mas precisamente en Santa Fe, y estoy muy orgullosa de llevar este apellido. Les dejo mis saludos, y si Dios quiere, nos estaremos contactando próximamente. Un beso desde Argentina
Fecha - 07-05-08
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica,net
Comentarios: Convocatoria



La gobernanza local participativa es posible y urgente; cada vez somos más los que compartimos estas convicciones y las últimas están proclamadas por las instituciones. Estamos dilapidando el potencial expuesto, en un contexto de crisis que pide, a gritos, alternativas. Dilapidamos, porque nos hemos encerrado en grupos, en egos –desengaños-, en la autocomplacencia o en la autocompasión.


Convocamos a quienes quieran participar en la remodelación de nuestros instrumentos para mejorar los resultados en captación, debate, formación y promoción de instrumentos de generación de democracia local participativa, aplicables, a corto plazo, en África Europa o Latinoamérica; territorios que nos parecen representar rasgos significativos de la globalidad.


Las herramientas virtuales que ofrecemos: un alojamiento en la plataforma de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), una web http://agora.ulpgc.es/ , dos listas de debate: http://www.rediris.es/list/info/agora.es.html https://listas.ulpgc.es/mailman/listinfo/agora y soporte técnico para hacer de nuestra web un espacio atractivo y eficaz para acoger sugerencias, informaciones, debate, biblioteca virtual, evaluaciones y planteamientos.

Contamos, asimismo, con convenios con instituciones académicas que han enmarcado satisfactoriamente nuestras acciones desde finales de los 80, como puede comprobarse en algunos ejemplos accesibles en la web:

III Seminario del Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Eurolatinoamericanos
http://www2.uah.es/1898/calendar/Matanzas.htm
http://www.herbotecnia.com.ar/c-articu-005.html

II Mesa Redonda de Agora : http://www.rebelion.org/cultura/sonataazul030401.htm


IV Mesa Redonda de Agora : http://www.ciudadpolitica.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=310

V Mesa Redonda de Agora : http://www.iarca.net/pdf/programamesa.pdf


En 1999/2001 impartimos el programa ínter universitario de doctorado “La Ciudad Actual en Europa, África y Latinoamérica (Universidades de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, de París IV (Sorbona) y de París XII: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Se puede participar:

- Consultando los archivos de cualquiera de las dos listas indicadas
- Inscribiéndose en una de ellas
- Enviando opiniones y (o) propuestas por este medio o a través de cualquiera de los foros abiertos en agora
- Por el momento estableceremos el debate central en http://agora.ulpgc.es/com0.htm y en breve abriremos un foro para el tema, en la portada de la página.



Fecha - 04-05-08
Nombre: cecilia isabel carreño jimenez
Email: ceciliaisabelcarreno@hotmail.com Teléfono: 3173778215
Comentarios: quisiera consultar como pedir ayuda para una escuela de artes y oficios, para una gran poblacion necesitada de pamplona norte de santander colombia
Fecha - 11-03-08
Nombre: said101
Email: mss.2002@hotmail.com Teléfono: 0021277333600
Comentarios: The name of God Mr. Rahman Rahim responsible extend to you this request, pleading God to find acceptance administrator. I am a person suffering from the Moroccan nationality problems of many physical troubles first ex unemployed I work for years since the departure of the study; and my family consisting of mother, father and ten brothers unfortunately no one has filled a specific day involved sitting for months and so on. For this, after suffering a long theoretical occurred when I was looking at the Internet on your Vaantapni hope wrote to you to assist me in any way be found appropriate. You and I would be grateful if responding to the demands. Inform you, I was born in 1975 in Rabat, getting the first secondary school. You Sincerely, respect


Fecha - 16-01-08
Nombre: NESTOR CAICEDO VILLAMIL
Email: PERRYMAISONS@HOTMAIL.COM
Comentarios: SEÑOR ARDILA DESEO DE TODO CORAZON QUE MI DIOS LE COLME DE BENDICIONES Y LO MAS IMPORTANTE SALUD.DESEO COMENTARLE LA SITUACION DE UN FAMILIAR MIO UN CHICO DE 19 AÑOS MEJOR BACHILLER DE SU PROMOCION,PUESTO 13 EN EL ICFES NACIONAL,EL CUAL HA SIDO UNA PERSONA QUE HA SUFRIDO BASTANTE POR SALIR ADELANTE Y PODER ESTUDIAR ,POR INTERMEDIO MIO QUE TRABAJO COMO GUARDIAN DEL INPEC EN LA PICOTA DE BOGOTA LOGRE CONSEGUIRLE TRABAJO EN CAFAM FLORESTA EJERCIENDO EL CARGO EN COMPRAS INTERNA,YA QUE ES AUXILIAR CONTABLE DEL SENA PUDO EMPEZAR A ESTUDIAR EN LA UNIVERSIDAD SANTO TOMAS 1 SEMESTRE, PERO COMO LA VIDA ES RARA A VECES EL SE QUEDO SIN EMPLEO DESPUES DE LABORAR 2 AÑOS EN ESTA ENTIDAD.

SE TRATA DE UN EXELENTE TRABAJADOR Y PERSONA HONESTA Y RESPONSABLE QUE DEBIDO AL SUFRIMIENTO QUE LE HA TOCADO TIENE LA MADUREZ DE UN VIEJO,SEÑOR LE PIDO EN NOMBRE DE EL QUE NO SABE QUE ESTOY AQUI QUE AYUDE A UN COLOMBIANO BUEN ESTUDIANTE CON AMBICIONES Y DESEOS DE SUPERACION CON UN EMPLEO EN UNA DE SUS EMPRESAS ,DELE LA OPORTUNIDAD DE PODER CUMPLIR CON SUS ESPECTATIVAS YA QUE EL NO VIVE CON SUS PADRES SINO CON UNA TIA.

ACUDO A SU BUEN CORAZON EN NOMBRE DE ESTE MUCHACHO Y7 EN ESPERA DE UNA RESPUESTA.



MUCHAS GRACIAS

Fecha - 15-12-07
Nombre: jose maria rojas
Email: joseforojas@hotmail.com Teléfono: 300-3554405 7021765 300 3557605
Comentarios: cordial saludo

primero que todo los felicito por todas las labores sociales en pro de los mas necesitados, en dias pasados vi en television que existe una fundacion lllamada juan p. para ayuda a estudiantes universitarios con el respaldo de la fundacion ardila lule . mi caso es el siguiente: mi hijo mayor cursa cuarto año de derecho con muy buenas calificaciones, este semestre no pudo estudiar por falta de recursos para pagar una deuda pendiente con la universidad. muy amablemente les pido si me pueden colaborar con un auxilio o prestamo o de alguna forma para que mi hijo pueda seguir estudiando mil gracias padre necesitado en busca de ayuda
Fecha - 30-10-07
Nombre: LUIS BOBADILLA PIZARRO
Email: detrasdeti1579@hotmail.com Teléfono: 0429951163
Comentarios: ESTOY ASOMBRADO POR LA LABOR QUE USTEDES REALIZAN,ASIMISMO LES FELICITOPRO LAS IMPORTATES REVISTAS QUE USTEDES REMITEN. POR OTRO LADO, QUICIERA HACER UNA PETICION SI SERIA POSIBLE, YA QUE NOSOTROS LEEMOS BASTANTE SOBRE LA REVISTA AGROECOLOGICA DE BASE LEISA, CREO QUE SERIA NECESARIO QUE ME HABILITEN CUN CERTIFICADO O CONTANCIA SOBRE LA PREPARACION QUE TENEMOS A TRAVES DE SUS REVISTAS, YA QUE ESTA CONSTANCIA O CERTIFICADO SERIA IMPORTANTE PARA MI PARA PRESENTAR EN MI INSTITUCION O PARA MEJORAR MI CURRICULUM VITAE.GRACIAS
Fecha - 30-10-07
Nombre: luis bobadilla pizarro
Email: detrasdeti1579@hotmail.com Teléfono: cel.0429951163
Comentarios: señores leisa deseo asesoramiento sobre la produccion de cafe en el aspecto de tecnicas de maNEJO PARA UNA BUENA PRODUCCION DE CAFE
Fecha - 08-10-07
Nombre: mariela
Email: quecorraquecorra@hotmail.de
Comentarios: esto esta muy bueno
Fecha - 08-10-07
Nombre: francisco fernandez-cotero campos
Email: francisco_cotero2001@yahoo.es Teléfono: 685844815
Comentarios: el futuro se ve esperanzador se vislumbra el fin del pensamiento unico gracias a personajes tales como evo morales, chaves, lula, y fidel que puede descansar en paz su hermano sigue sus pasos en este llamado socialismo del siglo XXI pero no cometamos el mismo herror que llevo el fracaso al socialismo europeo de intentar justificar lo injustificable Estalin y sus campos de reeducacion soy blando de esterminio los cuales fueron oviados por pensadores de la talla de jean paul sarte y toda la derecha europea como si eso fuese una postura atirrevolucionaria, y lo realmente antirrevolucionario es cañar.

no comentamos ese mismo error de nuevo no dejemos pasar una acordaros del libro de mao que crezcan mil flores las revoluciones pueden con todo pero no con la mentira ya que su fuerza radica en la verdad

Fecha - 26-09-07
Nombre: martha liliana cifuentes
Email: marlicifuentes08@hotmail.com
Comentarios: buenas tardes,en una oracio a Dios pidiendo sabiduria para mi empresa, vino a mi mente el mobre ARDILA LULE. presente un proyecto al fondo emprender y entre 1050 proyectos de todo el pais 36 son del valle del cauca y quede selecionada con capital semilla tengo en este momento costituida mi empresa tengo año y medio con ella las ventas no han sido las mejores estoy atravesando una cituano muy dificil al punto de quizas tener que cerrar. Mi sueño es ver esta empresa grande y sobre todo generar mucho empleo en mi regio y sobre toda en mi cali diariamente veo en mi oficina llegar personas con una sonrisa trayendo su hoja de vida y ver que no es mucho lo que yo puedo hacer estimado doctor son muchas las puertas que he tocado con cartas de presentacion.como governacion,alcaldia,camara de comercio entre tantas y la verdad no se que camino cojer si depronto les interesa ayudar a mi empresa por fabor comuniquesen con los telefonos mencionados y yo podre dar mas imformacio
n aserca de ella

muchas gracias y que Dios los bendiga


Fecha - 14-09-07
Nombre: LUZ JANNETH CALDERON BENAVIDES
Email: l.j.calderon@hotmail.com
Comentarios: BUENOS DIAS

PRIMERO QUIERO FELICITAR A LA FUNDACION ARDILA LULE POR EL APOYO QUE LE DA A LOS MAS NECESITADOS, QUIERO RECURRIR A USTEDES PARA QUE POR INTERMEDIO SUYO ME COLABOREN PARA LA OPERACION DE MI HERMANO, EN LA ACTUALIDAD TIENE 34 AÑOS DE EDAD, Y HACE 5 AÑOS ESTA IMPOSIBILITADO, YA QUE TIENE UNA ENFERMEDAD QUE SE LLAMA PERTHES, QUE ES LA PERDIDA DE LA CABEZA DEL FEMUR, LA RECOMENDACION DEL MEDICO ES COLOCAR UNA PROTESIS, YA LA ENFERMEDAD ESTA MUY AVANZADA Y LE ESTA AFECTANDO EL OTRO LADO DE LA CADERA, LOS DOLORES SON MUY INTENSOS Y YA CASI NO PUEDE CAMINAR SE ESTA APLICANDO PARA EL DOLOR TRAMAL X 100.

BUSCO SU COLABORACION U ORIENTACION A QUIEN ME PUEDO DIRIGIR PARA OBTENER AYUDA.



EN ESPERA DE ALGUNA RESPUESTA, QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA Y GRACIAS



LUZ JANNETH CALDERON

ARMENIA, QUINDIO

Fecha - 30-08-07
Nombre: Patricia vasquez martinez
Email: dime_ac@hotmail.com Teléfono: 9511619233
Comentarios: Hola, les escribo desde Oaxaca, Mexico, necesito que me asesoren, estoy trabajando con sexoservidoras dem Muncipio de Oaxaca, y con pena me doy cuenta que no tienen apoya alguna para poder salir de este ambiente, ahora en este momento hay señoras de 55 a 65 años que necesitan otro modo de vida, ojala puedan indicarme el camino tengo tres peroyectos productivos para inciar el trabajo, pero como siempre no hay capital. gracias de antemano. Mi nombre es patricia Vasquez, soy psicologa. gracias
Fecha - 26-08-07
Nombre: vero
Email: vero_92lamejor@hotmail.com Teléfono: 0000000
Comentarios: hola le escribo para desirles que esta re buena la banda bueno les dejo mi email pra que me agregen es: vero_92lamejor@hotmail.com


Fecha - 22-08-07
Nombre: Hna. Blanca Hélida Valencia Henao
Email: omjesuscucuta@telecom.com.co Teléfono: 5780841
Comentarios: Fundación Carlos Ardila Lule: Apreciados Señores, he leído con admiración toda la labor social que realiza la Fundación Mario Santo Domingo a favor de los más necesitados de nuestra Patria, Dios les bendiga, pocos empresarios, tienen esta capacidad de compartir sus bienes con quienes por motivos que nadie sabe carecen de lo más elemental. Quisiera poder contactar con Uds. Para algunas necesidades de esta comunidad Religiosa que trabaja con las personas más vulneravles de nuestra sociedad y del mundo,ageadezco sinceramente vuestra respuesta, cordialemnte en JESUS Y María. Hna. Hélida VALENCIA h. sAN jOSÉ DE cÚCUTA n. s.
Fecha - 18-08-07
Nombre: igoor vazquez loaiza
Email: miguel_gentiles2007 Teléfono: 832128
Comentarios: sobre el trabajo que parte de la comunicacion felicito ala empresa por su imessa seguridad en la empresa intersu

y la atencion en la empreza en todo
Fecha - 01-07-07
Nombre: ANA MARIA LOPEZ
Email: ANLOPEZ11@YAHOO.ES
Comentarios: ESTOY FELIZ DE ESTAR INTEGRADA EN VUESTRO PROYECTO YA QUE NECESITAMOS UN MUNDO LIMPIO RESPETANDO EL MEDIO EMBIENTE QUE HASTA AHORA NO HABIAMOS TENIDO PRESENTE ANIMO Y A LUCHAR POR ESTA CAUSA

Fecha - 04-01-07
Nombre: jairo sanchez pomares
Email: jasp1979@hotmail.com
Comentarios: SR:
CARLOS ARDILA LULE
Reciba un cordial saludo espero que se encuentre bien, junto con los suyos.
La presente carta es para contarle que hace ya varios años termine mis estudios secundarios y desde entonces he querido seguir estudiando, mi anhelo es estudiar medicina, pero lamentablemente no he podido debido a mis escasos recursos. Me he presentado en varias ocasiones a la universidad del valle y desafortunadamente no he sido admitido pues mi puntaje no es tan competitivo, he contemplado la idea de realizar un préstamo con icetex pero cuando miro realmente mi situación económica me doy cuenta que es imposible, vivo aquí en Cali- Colombia específicamente en la comuna 15 distrito de agua blanca.
Tal vez muchos jóvenes vean el estudio como una cosa más pero créame que para mi es muy pero muy importante educarme y servir a la comunidad y así ser diferente a los demás jóvenes de mi comunidad que carecen de interés por salir adelante.
Pero realmente esta carta no es para contarle aspectos juveniles sino para pedirle el gran favor de que me colabore con mis estudios, pues se que usted es el mas indicado por eso acudo a usted.
Deseo que usted me colabore con un patrocinio o beca en cualquier institución universitaria donde se encuentre el área de salud deseada.
Solo espero señor que por favor sea leída mi carta y tenga respuesta lo mas breve posible, realmente espero una respuesta positiva, pero solo espero que sepa que no se va arrepentir de darme esta oportunidad.
me despido agradeciéndole la atención prestada.

Dios le bendiga.
ATT: Jairo Alberto Sánchez Pomares
Tel: 3283425 Cali -Colombia

Fecha - 29-10-06
Nombre: jose garcia arroyo
Email: pepoxerez36@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Queria preguntar qué puedo hacer para evitar que talen unos eucaliptos frente a mi casa, puesto que a unos vecinos míos se les ha antojado talarlos,y no paran de reunirse para ver qué hacen para acabar con ellos.Creo que están reuniendo firmas de las personas de la calle para pedirle al Ayuntamiento que los corten ,haciendo fotos de ramas caídas alegando peligrosidad(que creo que con una poda se solucionaría).
Y todo es en realidad porque sueltan hojas y tienen que barrer más sus patios enlosados.
Sólo quería si alguien me pudiera aconsejar qué hacer y dónde debería dirigirme en Jerez de la Frontera para evitar esta catástrofe

Fecha - 23-09-06
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Comentarios: Muchas gracias, Verónica, por interesarte en los cursos del Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Eurolatinoamericanos; tenemos, en efecto, la intención de iniciar un programa de tele formación de “Agente de desarrollo local”, el próximo noviembre.
Fecha - 30-07-06
Nombre: luz stella alzate holguin
Email: lsaholguin60@yahoo.es
Comentarios: Soy de Buga Valle Colombia, no se si por este medio se pueda, pero ademas de felicitar al señor Ardila Lule por su obras y logros, quiero aprovechar para pedirle y prdone el atrecimiento, si me puede ayudar para pagar la casa en que vivo con mi madre y mi hija, ya que no tengo los recursos necesarios para ello, o sino por favor me de la oportunidad de trabajar en una de sus empresas.
Que Dios lo bendiga y se lo agradezco de todo corazon.

Yo tento 46 años, soy divorciada, actualmente no estoy laborando y de verdad señor no quiero perder mi casa.

Mil gracias por la atenciòn.

Cordial saludo.

Fecha - 30-03-06
Nombre: viviana
Email: vrbarquitecta@hotmail.com
Comentarios: He entrado en vuestra página web y les hago lllegar mis felicitaciones por este emprendimiento. Me gustaría formar parte de ello, por lo que ya he remitido mi CV y postulación, aunque si hubiera alguna vacante de acuardo a mi trayectoria y perfil, les agradeceré me tengan en cuenta.

Nuevamente felicitaciones y éxitos!!!!....

Viviana Borneo.-

Fecha - 03-12-05
Nombre: Jose Duque
Email: jeduque@cantv.net
Comentarios: Un municipio sustentable debe ser participativo, dinamico, integrador y con vision a largo tiempo
Fecha - 16-07-05
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net
Comentarios: Proyecto de tele formación en desarrollo local en Europa, África y Latinoamérica


El Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Euro latinoamericanos ofrece una tele formación que tiene por objeto detectar y promocionar proyectos ciudadanos de desarrollo local limpio, solidario y sostenible, que es proclamado como objeto por una parte importante de las políticas, de las estrategias y de los fondos de las instituciones.

La formación se propone crear agentes, coordinadores y diseñadores de proyectos, de desarrollo local ciudadano en África, Europa y Latinoamérica o especialistas de cooperación en la materia. La superación de cada una de las fases de esta formación será objeto de un diploma de titulación propia de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y corresponderá a las siguientes designaciones: Agentes de desarrollo local ciudadano, que totalizará 15 créditos ETCS – un crédito ETCS. 30 horas -; coordinadores de desarrollo local, que requerirá el grado de agente y que cursará 15 créditos suplementarios y master en diseñado de proyectos de desarrollo local ciudadano para mancomunidades o en cooperación en desarrollo local ciudadano, que requerirá el grado de licenciado o equivalente y los diplomas de agente y de coordinador en desarrollo local ciudadano y 30 créditos suplementarios Para inscribirse en la formación de agente de desarrollo local ciudadano será necesario haber sido admitido en las pruebas del proceso de preinscripción, al que puede accederse para solicitar información suplementaria en mail dirigido a cortiz@dfm.ulpgc.es y a agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net .

Los tres niveles de formación se perfilarán en componentes: práctico de 40%, tutorial de 20% y teórico de 40%. El acceso al último es informático, pero los dos primeros requieren una presencia que solamente podemos ofrecer en Agadir, en Argentina, en Cádiz, en Canarias, en Madera, en Mazatlán. Los candidatos que no tengan acceso suficiente a los lugares indicados no podrán ser admitidos. La formación teórica constituirá un módulo de tele formación de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y se compondrá de bibliotecas virtuales, de cursos, de debates, de tutorías y de tele reuniones.

Los admitidos a la formación deberán abonar una tasa de inscripción de treinta euros por crédito, que se abonarán por adelantado, en pagos por periodos bimensuales, a partir de octubre de 2005, por trasferencia al número de cuenta que nos ha atribuido la Fundación de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. No dudéis en solicitar información, formularios para la preinscripción, programas o cualquier tipo de información suplementaria a las direcciones indicadas.

Un sincero saludo Carlos Ortiz de Zárate, coordinador del Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Euro latinoamericanos.

Fecha - 04-01-05
Nombre: ACCIÓN ALTERNATIVA
Email: accionalternativa@starmedia.com
Comentarios: PROMESAS ELECTORERAS DE HACE UNA AÑO:

FILANTROPIA: MODELO DE IZQUIERDA DEMOCRÁTICA (IZQUIERDA LIGHT):

Fecha de redacción: enero de 2004, para ser publicado un año después.

La mediatización de la política diseña y vende los nuevos discursos, tal cual como si se tratara de una novela de corín tellado, al cual más, como se vende la pornografía velada de pasquines como el periódico El Espacio en Colombia que anuncia los cambios políticos anticorrupción al lado de fotografías pornográficas, acompañadas de la imagen del candidato a Gobernador de Cundinamarca, Señor PABLO ARDILA, dueño del periódico, y el candidato a la Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, D. C., Señor LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN, quien representa “el humanismo de la ciudad moderna”, curtido en las lides sindicales, ambos personajes elegidos para el período 2003 – 2007. El modelo de partido atrapa todo se configura a través de la maquinaria propagandística de los medios de comunicación de la derecha colombiana que fabrica un rótulo y procede a venderlo como un partido de izquierda (izquierda LIGHT), como si se tratara de una crema para los piojos, las pulgas, las alergias o las sarnas, sobredimensiona!
da a través de los medios de comunicación. Precisamente en el primer semestre del año 2003 los medios masivos de comunicación de la derecha vendieron el movimiento político, rotulado POLO DEMOCRÁTICO INDEPENDIENTE como el nacimiento de un partido de izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT), sin más, y sin la posibilidad de participar de otros movimientos sean o no de izquierda, a menos que se sometan a la cúpula de dicho partido o movimiento, quienes obedecen a un plan previamente determinado por el sistema político imperante de la derecha judeo – cristiana occidental.

Sorprende como los más connotados periódicos, pasquines y demás medios de comunicación de la derecha colombiana (El Espacio, de propiedad de la familia Ardila, El diario Hoy y el Tiempo, de propiedad de la dinastía Santos, los noticieros de Televisión Caracol y RCN, de propiedad de los magnates J. Mario Santodomingo y Carlos Ardila Lule, entre otros medios de comunicación, pasquines y periódicos del establecimiento) han dispuesto de toda la maquinaria propagandística para informar a la opinión pública el ascenso al poder de lo que según ellos se ha venido a llamar la izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT). En ese discurso se ha sobredimensionado como prioridad algo que llaman política social, dando a conocer innovaciones como el día sin hambre, que impulsa la distribución de raciones alimenticias en sectores marginados de la ciudad de Bogotá, D. C., que surgieron como consecuencia de la violencia del Establecimiento, especialmente a partir de los año 1950s, cundo la ciudad !
no superaba los 200.000 habitantes, pues, en la actualidad (2004) está rondando los 10 millones de habitantes (Bogotá y municipio circunvecinos). En ese discurso se dice que de todas maneras hay que preservar lo bueno de las anteriores administraciones, y presentar las correcciones que se han planteado como eslogan de campaña, necesarias para “humanizar la modernización de la ciudad”. Que quiere decir esto? Que todo el embate del neoliberalismo cerrero, tal cual, no será objeto de replanteamientos democráticos o participativos, protegiéndose los grandes monopolios del capital especulativo montados a partir del advenimiento del neoliberalismo del Ex – Presidente Cesar Gaviria, sistema especulativo fielmente desarrollado a nivel Bogotá, por los ex – alcaldes ENRIQUE PEÑALOSA y ANTANAS MOCKUS. Es así que el carácter monopolista del transporte urbano (Transmilenio, certificado de defunción del pequeño transportador), de la explotación monopolista de los servicios públicos (la e!
nergía eléctrica a través de la Empresa CODENSA, EMPORIO DEL C!
APITAL J
UDIO), la monopolización de los recursos para vías urbanas por parte del capital judío, la privatización y mercantilización a ultranza de la Educación Pública, la explotación descarada de la población a través de créditos para vivienda con capitalización de los intereses de actualización del dinero (fórmula de matemática financiera de la UVR, antes UPAC), entre otros grandes negociados, para nada van a ser tema de replanteamiento alguno por parte de la administración del Alcalde LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN. Por el contrario, su función dentro del establecimiento va a ser el fortalecimiento del modelo de explotación capitalista de la ciudad. El pasquín de propiedad de la dinastía Santos, denominado diario HOY, titulaba en primera página del día 2 de enero de 2004 la posesión del Alcalde, en los siguientes términos: “El Alcalde Luis Eduardo Garzón es el primer hombre de izquierda que llega a la Alcaldía de Bogotá en toda su historia. Ayer asumió su cargo y dijo que le cumplirá a la ci!
udad. Prometió acabar con el hambre de los niños y con la miseria”, y a páginas 4ª y 5ª se desplegó la noticia con títulos como “Somos la Esperanza: Luis Eduardo Garzón” quien prometió que al finalizar su mandato no habrá un solo niño con hambre, y otro título que dice “Menos niños con hambre”, al tiempo que ilustraba con grandes fotografías de la posesión como símbolo de simpatía periodística por el connotado hecho de que un hombre de izquierda fuera apoyado por semejante pasquín de una dinastía secularizada.

En ese sentido, lo planteado por el nuevo Alcalde Mayor de Bogotá, D. C., Señor LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN, con más de treinta año de experiencia en discursos veintejulieros como sindicalista, es precisamente el nuevo modelo creado por la maquinaria de asesores del sistema político económico de la derecha juedo – cristiana occidental, de acudir a la FILANTROPÍA disfrazada de izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT) para calmar el hambre de sectores de población marginada por el mismo sistema político y económico que ha regido históricamente y que se agudizó a partir del neoliberalismo impulsado por el ex – presidente de Colombia y actual Secretario de la OEA, Señor CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO. Así las cosas, nos aprestamos a desarrollar un programa de gobierno que dice de corte social y de anticorrupción, pero que en el fondo es el mismo discurso del Senador CARLOS MORENO DE CARO, que ofrece mogolla y leche para sus electores, que es la misma práctica de todos los politiqueros colombiano!
s que mediante porciones de comidas incluso descompuestas o trasnochadas con grave riesgo para la salud, ya sea con tamales, caldos de la Plaza San Victorino en Bogotá, chocolates santafereños, empanadas, entre otros platos típicos colombianos, se aprovechan de la grave marginalidad que produce el sistema capitalista para revivir y mantener la politiquería. Al mismo tiempo, reproducen el discurso anticorrupción (publicitar gatos para espantar a las ratas: MORENO DE CARO) pero que al fin y al cabo no denuncian a nadie ni nada se dice por fenómenos de corrupción, Vr gr, el caso de la jugada financiera de cuello blanco que hiciera la Señora FANNY KERSMAN, quien consignó los recursos de la DIAN en el Banco del Pacífico, que a la postre resultó quebrado llevando a la banca rota el Fisco Nacional, y como premió a su delincuencia de cuello blanco, el Señor Presidente ALVARO URIBE VÉLEZ la nombró embajadora en la República del Canada. La Señora KERSMAN, al parecer de origen judío, !
impulsaba el recaudo del impuesto mediante la imagen difundida!
por los
medios de comunicación de dos (2) perros peligrosos, queriendo infundir terrorismo de Estado en la población colombiana, acuciada por la más grave marginalidad progresiva de todos los sectores, que cada vez se aumentan los cinturones de miseria.

El modelo planteado por el discurso de izquierda mediante el recurso mediático (difusión sobredimensionada de los medios de comunicación de la derecha, representados en periódicos, pasquines, noticieros de televisión, radio, realtys, entre otros), no representa ninguna amenaza al sistema capitalista de los tremendos monopolios que se han incrustado y que han dado origen a la más devastadora de las marginalidades sociales; aspecto que ahora vienen a solucionar mediante el recurso de la FILANTROPIA, que desde luego no va a cubrir todo el problema sino que simplemente va a paliar de manera insignificante a los sectores de población que se encuentran en grado de indigencia.
A indagar por un INSTRUCTIVO PARA OPORTUNISTAS DE IZQUIERDA, quienes debieron sobresaltar la conciencia de aparente militancia en movimientos u organizaciones populares, acaparando los frutos personales que se reproducen cuando se manejan las cúpulas sindicales “ocupando los puestos que dejaban vacíos los mártires, los militantes que se iban a la clandestinidad y los exiliados” (lo resaltado es sacado de la internet). Se alimenta el instructivo para el oportunista “después, cuando el movimiento estaba derrotado y ya no se corría ningún peligro por "ser de izquierda", (…) hubo de radicalizarse a ultranza, estalinizarse o bien pregonarse neomarxista, aduciendo creer en las teorías del socialismo y enorgulleciéndose de no haber tenido nada que ver con las luchas para ponerlas en práctica” (lo resaltado es sacado de la internet). En esta línea de personajes que se van a poner al servicio de la más grande FILANTROPIA que ofrece el sistema capitalista, es decir, quienes van a ser!
vir para llevar ungüentos a sectores de población marginada que padecen llagas y enfermedades por diferentes causas o simplemente a llevar porciones de comida (mogolla y leche por ejemplo) a esas mismas poblaciones, son aquellos personajes que no militaron sino que pelecharon en los movimientos populares o insurgentes que desafortunadamente les sirvieron de pista de decolaje, quienes permanecen o pretenden permanecer como si fueran inocentones o de la más proclive formación social. Lo que no se ajuste a la izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT) es denominado izquierda radical, es decir, prácticamente señalados sus miembros como terroristas que no pueden tener asiento en ninguna parte del planeta. Dentro de la izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT), practicantes del discurso filantrópico, podemos señalar entre otros, al Señor ANGELINO GARZÓN, nuevo gobernador del Valle del Cauca, Señor LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN, Alcalde Mayor de Bogotá, D. C., CARLOS ROMERO, Concejal de Bogotá, !
por el POLO DEMOCRÁTICO INDEPENDIENTE (PDI), ANTONIO NAVARO WO!
LF, Sena
dor de la República, prácticamente dueños del PDI con el Señor OTY PATIÑO, quien maneja el poder tras de bambalinas, ex integrante de la cúpula del M – 19, entre otros personajes, que están bien pelechados y se encuentran pelechando bajo la tutela de la extrema derecha colombiana. Son estos personajes quienes, propugnando un discurso social, se le han apoderado del discurso al famoso Senador CARLOS MORENO DE CARO y el hermano de este, ISAAC MORENO DE CARO, Concejal de Bogotá, D. C., y en palabras aparentemente de izquierda ofrecen porciones de comida (mogolla y leche, por ejemplo), discurso que se vende como la nueva izquierda o izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT). Estos señores venidos de pelechar en los movimientos populares y en el movimiento insurgente, incluso como infiltrados al servicio de la inteligencia Nacional y hasta de los E.E. U.U., cada uno de ellos, piensa que este discurso LIGHT “lo eximía de desagradables responsabilidades históricas y a la vez le otorg!
aba una imagen de alguien que seguía siendo políticamente consecuente en una época en la que muchos reniegan de sí mismos y otros denuncian con justicia la traición de la izquierda. En dos platos, para que su oportunismo siga teniendo éxito debe usted insistir en ser, constitutivamente, un cobarde” (lo resaltado es sacado de la internet) “A partir de aquí, usted está listo para hacer carrera y llegar a convertirse en un santón local, en una celebridad de su casa y vivir para siempre en el goce del prestigio provinciano a prueba de toda sospecha” (íbidem). Dentro del INSTRUCTIVO PARA OPORTUNISTAS DE IZQUIERDA, debe asumir una serie de etiquetas que representan mediatización y símbolos sociales, casi religiosos, Vr Gr, dedicarse a defender “instituciones que, aunque padezcan la corrupción y la impunidad, tienen una inercia de años o siglos que le puede garantizar a usted muchos simpatizantes de su defensa” (íbidem). Acuñar los siguientes consejos es de sabios oportunistas de !
izquierda: “es aconsejable que se deje engordar para ofrecer a!
l popula
cho una imagen de respetabilidad bonachona, y que empiece a actuar como viejo, a pensar como viejo, a comportarse como viejo” (íbidem). Ahí están casi todos, pero se puede resaltar algunos ejemplos para ilustrar, Vr Gr, ANGELINO GARZÓN, CARLOS ROMERO, LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN, OTY PATIÑO, con panza de vaca y papada de cerdo. Para su recetario y manual de convivencia, “es más, sea solemne, sude en los actos públicos y adopte siempre un melancólico aspecto porcino, lo cual le ganará la simpatía inconsciente de quienes en su niñez leyeron la historia de los tres cochinitos: es decir, de casi todo el mundo. En otras palabras, para que su oportunismo tenga éxito permanente debe ser usted, estructuralmente, un hipócrita”. El manzanillismo de izquierda, dañino por excelencia no tiene límites, y la pragmática política adoptada por miembros del llamado POLO DEMOCRÁTICO INDEPENDIENTE, nos ayuda a enriquecer el manual del INSTRUCTIVO PARA OPORTUNISTAS DE IZQUIERDA. Al respecto el famoso Se!
nador ANTONIO NAVARRO WOLF, ya ha hecho gala de su imaginación; ahijado del Ex –Presidente ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO, apoyó la Candidatura de ANDRES PASTRANA ARANGO en 1998; en esta misma escuela, está el reconocido Senador de la República, Señor LUIS ALBERTO GIL, con su movimiento de CONVERGENCIA CIUDADANA (paramilitarismo de izquierda LIGHT), aprovechado de los docentes santandereanos, pero bien visto en las toldas del más recalcitrante propósito del Uribismo, a quienes se les recomienda la siguiente nota : “alquile su pluma, apoye a candidatos a alcalde, presidente, rector y similares y tenga el valor de cambiar de candidato según vaya siendo la tendencia electoral: alabe a uno cuando esté ganando, y luego atáquelo cuando esté perdiendo, y alabe a quien haya atacado antes. Todo esto debe hacerlo sin escrúpulos ni miramientos, apelando al pensamiento político moderno. Otra cosa que puede hacer es apoyar a un candidato públicamente y a otro en secreto, así no tendrá que perder!
nunca. Dicho de otra forma, para ser un oportunista de éxito !
debe ser
usted lo que ha sido hasta ahora, un corrupto” (ibídem), pero sin que aparezca como tal, es decir, un delincuente de cuello blanco que no deja pistas, y además un personaje de izquierda democrática (izquierda LIGHT), para que reparta las porciones de comida y medicamentos para población lacerada por el sistema, a través de sus fundaciones por medio de las cuales se puede apropiar del 95% de los recursos que recoja en la práctica de la filantropía Nacional e internacional, que incluso otorgan las personas más ricas del mundo de origen judío o no judío, como es el caso del Señor BILL GATES. El oportunista de izquierda, para ser un oportunista de éxito debe ser usted un perfecto mediocre. Repita estos pasos una y otra vez a lo largo de su vida, sobre todo cuando se acercan elecciones de funcionarios que le puedan ser útiles para la forma de sobrevivencia para la que lo dotó la naturaleza. Lo cual quiere decir que para tener éxito en el oportunismo debe ser usted (no inteligent!
e sino) persistente y tenaz. Insista en sus mentiras sin molestarse en atender las razones de quienes polemizan con usted, haga oídos sordos a esas razones e insista en su sandez, sea necio (otro de los requisitos del oportunista de izquierda exitoso), terco, intolerante y cínico. ¡Y adelante! Todo esto, es la práctica audaz de la nueva izquierda, llamada izquierda democrática o izquierda LIGHT, es decir, un discurso elaborado por la maquinaria de asesores de la derecha, aceptado por los oportunistas de izquierda y difundido por la maquinaria propagandista de los medios de comunicación utilizando los más connotados pasquines, incluso al lado de la propaganda y divulgación pornográfica, Vr Gr, El Espacio de propiedad de la familia Ardila.
Si se analiza el equipo de gobierno de los elegidos con discurso de izquierda democrática, se encontrara los perfiles que indiscutiblemente van ha asegurar los grandes negociados, la protección de los monopolios y la representación de la derecha o de los más connotados manzanillos que han hecho carrera en los pasillos de la corrupción política. No más el Señor ANGELINO GARZÓN, personaje bonachón, elegido Gobernador del Valle, tiene la más plena aprobación de los círculos podridos de la casa Pastrana, expertos en grandes defraudaciones; Vr Gr el caso ya comentado de la Señora KERSMAN, al tiempo que era Ministro de Trabajo el mencionado Gobernador. El pasquín, conocido como el diario Hoy, de 2 de enero de 2004, a página No. 5, hace una presentación de algunos del equipo de Gobierno del Señor LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN, de lo cual se hace necesario que analice cada personaje que se postula en los diferentes puestos, algunos formados en el ejercicio de los lagartos o manzanillos y otro!
s, connotados técnicos de la derecha o simplemente con grandes intereses dentro de la misma derecha. Al respecto, tenemos lo siguiente: Señor JUAN MANUEL OSPINA, Secretario de Gobierno, se desempeñó como Presidente de la Asociación de Agricultores de Colombia (SAC) (entidad protectora de los monopolios agrícolas), estuvo en el Congreso donde se desempeñó como senador del movimiento de Salvación Nacional (conservatismo Alvarista), perteneciente a una familia de la derecha tradicional colombiana; Señor PEDRO RODRIGUEZ TOBO, Secretario de Hacienda, ocupó una curul por el Partido Visionario (Mokista) (CAPITAL JUDIO), trabajó como director de Presupuesto de Bogotá, participó activamente en la Campaña a la Alcaldía de Luis Eduardo Garzón; Abel Rodríguez, Secretario de Educación, estuvo varios años en el sector sindical, donde desempeñó el cargo de Presidente de FECODE. A nombre de la Alianza Democrática M – 19, hizo parte del grupo de constituyentes que en 1991 redactó la Carta P!
olítica. Su especialidad son los temas educativos (manzanillo !
de izqui
erda por excelencia); Señor ENRIQUE BORDA, Secretario General, cursó estudios de Derecho en la Universidad Nacional, se desempeñó como Gerente de la campaña de Luis Eduardo Garzón a la Alcaldía; Señor AUGUSTO CUBIDES, Jefe de Prensa, periodista, se ha desempeñado como asesor de prensa de los congresistas Antonio Navarro y Gustavo Petro (puesto clave y mediático); Señor EDGAR RUIZ, Secretario Privado, economista de la Universidad Nacional, ocupó curul a la Cámara por Bogotá, estuvo como asesor de la campaña de Garzón a la Alcaldía; Señora LAURA RESTREPO, Directora del Instituto de Cultura y turismo, Escritora y Periodista; Señora CONSUELO CORREDOR, Directora del Departamento de Bienestar Social, Economista de la Universidad Externado, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad Nacional, es experta en temas de pobreza (al servicio de la filantropía Nacional e Internacional); Señora CARMEN SALDÍAS, Directora de Planeación Distrital, su desempeño durante la ad!
ministración anterior (administración de Mockus) le valió que la ratificaran en el cargo, es considerada como una experta en el tema de ciudad – región, plato predilecto de los sectores de la derecha y las corrientes PEÑALOSISTAS y MOCKISTAS; Sacerdote ALIRIO LOPEZ, Director del Programa vida sagrada, desde el mandato de ANTANAS MOCKUS, se ha encargado de liderar el programa de protección a la vida y el desarme voluntario en las 20 localidades de la ciudad, sin embargo, no se compromete frente a temas como la limpieza social practicada por los organismos de seguridad del Estado en combinación con grupos paramilitares, que eliminan a grupos de población marginada por la misma política de Estado; Señor JOSÉ ANTONIO VARGAS LLERAS, Gerente de la Empresa de Energía, otro de los funcionarios de la Administración Mockus, pieza clave en la privatización de la energía para ser entregada al capital internacional de corte judío, hermano del Senador Ultra – Derechista GERMÁN VARGAS LLE!
RAS; ALBERTO MERLANO, Gerente de la Empresa del Acueducto, dur!
ante doc
e (12) años se desempeñó como vicepresidente administrativo de ECOPETROL, con quien LUIS EDUARDO GARZÓN negociaba los pliegos de petición sindical, fue uno de los creadores del programa de desarrollo y paz del Magdalena Medio, dirigió el Congreso por la Paz, en asocio con el Alto Comisionado para la Paz, que dio origen a la actual Asamblea Permanente de la Sociedad Civil por la Paz, organismos tecnocráticos de corte neoliberal y de la derecha; Carlos Eduardo Mendosa, Secretario de Tránsito, estuvo en el Ministerio de Trabajo como viceministro, hizo parte de las juntas directivas del Seguro Social, el Instituto de Bienestar Familiar, el Sena y Cajanal; entre otra serie de personajes que se acomodan al establecimiento sin restricciones al respecto. En la solapa de los nombramientos, se puede determinar a la Señor EUNICE SANTOS, en la Dirección de la política de vías y urbanismo (IDU), que tiene sus acercamientos al BANCO MUNDIAL de manera muy confidencial (¿?).
Concluye plena identidad en el sofismo politiquero del día sin hambre, para que la ciudad continúe con el programa de la cultura ciudadana de corriente judeo – cristiana, para que la población aprenda a levantar los excrementos de los perros que defecan en los andenes, pero no se adentre en la verdadera realidad social golpeada por la mano oscura de los judíos: Pregunten quien fue JAIR KLEIN, como MERCENARIO JUDIO impulsor de las escuelas bandas de sicarios en el Magdalena Medio, región del interior colombiano, grupos que luego pasaron a llamarse PARAMILITARES bajo la logística de las fuerzas militares del Estado Colombiano.


Fecha - 22-10-04
Nombre: Elkin Restrepo
Email: elkin.restrepo@iica.org.co
Comentarios: Hola trabajo para el Ministerio de Agricultura en un proyecto para el desarrollo de las cadenas agroproductivas.

Fecha - 17-10-04
Nombre: webmaster"
Email: webmaster@microfinancegateway.org
Comentarios: "Microfinance Jobs Bulletin - October 15, 2004"

MICROFINANCE JOBS BULLETIN
Distributed by the Microfinance Gateway


15 October 2004
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There are 50 vacancies currently listed in our
Microfinance Jobs Marketplace. This email bulletin will
feature 10 job vacancies that have been updated since our
previous jobs bulletin.

Below you will find the latest additions.

NOTE: The Microfinance Gateway cannot process applications
for the positions advertised. You must contact the organization
offering the position to express your interest.

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Associate Dean, India
Offered by: BASIX
Probable closing date: October 22, 2004

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Consultants, Afghanistan
Offered by: UNDP
Probable closing date: October 15, 2004

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Faculty Associate (3), India
Offered by: BASIX
Probable closing date: October 22, 2004

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Faculty Coordinator (2), India
Offered by: BASIX
Probable closing date: October 22, 2004

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Field Executives (2), India
Offered by: BASIX
Probable closing date: October 22, 2004

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Microenterprise Development Specialists, United States
Offered by: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ILA Group
Probable closing date: November 13, 2004

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Microfinance Chief Finance Officer, Afghanistan
Offered by: Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED)
Probable closing date: November 30, 2004

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Program Executive (4), India
Offered by: BASIX
Probable closing date: October 30, 2004

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SME Development Team Leader, Vietnam
Offered by: International Business & Technical Consultants
Probable closing date: November 01, 2004

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Senior Research Associate: Community Development Finance, United States
Offered by: The Center for Community Capitalism
Probable closing date: November 15, 2004

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Fecha - 27-09-04
Nombre: david whitefield
Email: dgwhitefi@shaw.ca
Comentarios: Previously, I was talking with Juan Carlos de Zarate Denis. Your program is very much admired in Canada.

Saludos para Ustedes David Whitefield, Retired Professor
Fecha - 02-08-04
Nombre: Adam Doda
Email: adam_doda@yahoo.co.uk
Comentarios: We ask for your aid support for to run our organization's programs.
For this purpose, I'd like to ask for your informations
Fecha - 06-05-04
Nombre: Maria Dolores Martínez Mora
Email: mariquinn@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Sr. Carlos Ortiz de Zarate:
Las presentes líneas van con el fin de saludarlo deseando que se encuentre muy bien, que aquí en Guadalajara nos encontramos muy bien, antes de seguir redactando, quiero identificarme; soy estudiante en la Universidad de Guadalajara lo conocí en Mazatlán con el asunto de los municipios y prometí escribir y visitar su pagina, se que aunque tarde aquí estoy cumpliendo mi promesa.
He visto que si hay participación en los temas y se que se que debería saber mas de lo que pasa en América latina y no tengo justificación pero la escuela y las múltiples lecturas escolares me absorben de investigaciones más allá de lo académico lo que es cierto es que tal vez no pueda sostener una discusión de los temas que hasta el momento han manejado pero podría hacerlo de lo que si se, es decir que le sugiero que se abra uno nuevo sobre la situación de México con Cuba, este tema que esta en boga en estos momentos tiene mucho material y creo que tanto ustedes que nos ven desde afuera podrían opinar como los que estamos adentro, prometo pasar la dirección de Ágora a mis compañeros de la carrera de Estudios Políticos y de Gobierno y su mail para que se dirijan a usted o bien participen es su pagina seria interesante que incluso los compañeros Estudios Internacionales, Filosofía y demás compañeros participaran haré todo lo posible por que esto suceda claro que no tardare ta
nto como lo hice para escribirle.
Por el momento me despido deseado lo mejor para sus proyectos y espero que con confianza exprese su opinión de lo que le sugiero.
Atte. Maria Dolores Martínez Mora
Estudiante de la Licenciatura de Estudios Políticos y de Gobierno

Fecha - 11-05-03
Nombre: Luis de la Rasilla
Email: luisdelarasilla@institutointersur.org
Comentarios: En relación con el anterior comentario hemos omitido indicar que el portal web es www.ecociudadania.org.
Gracias.

Fecha - 11-05-03
Nombre: Luis de la Rasilla
Email: luisdelarasilla@institutointersur.org
Comentarios: Agradecemos vuestro mensaje ¡A por los municipios!, ciudadanos, que difundiremos.
Sugerimos que tengais en cuenta -y ayudeis a la difusión- la iniciativa DEMOCRACIA CIUDADANA que incluimos y la convocatoria de la Asamblea Ciudadana (en preparación) para el estudio de la reforma constitucional en materia de iniciativa legislativa popular y referendum que se encuentra en el portal del Proyecto INTER/SUR PARA LA DEMOCRACIA CIUDADANA Y LA ECOCIUDADANÍA. Un cordial.
Luis de la Rasilla.

Fecha - 01-05-03
Nombre: paulo gomes
Email: atlantidas3@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Forum Social Portugues de 7 a 10 de Junho em Lisboa, inspirado no forum Social de Porto Alegre , Brasil.
www.forumsocialportugues.net
Talvez fosse uma boa oportunidade para unir esforços e contactar com entidades, organizaçoes, etc lusófonas
Fecha - 26-04-03
Nombre: paulo gomes
Email: atlantidas3@hotmail.com
Comentarios: 25 Abril 1974-Revoluçao dos cravos em Portugal.Festeja-se essencialmente a conquista da Liberdade de um povo,dos povos.
Afinal é possivel....


Fecha - 22-03-03
Nombre: Chen, Wells
Email: Wells.Chen@nffusa.org>
Comentarios: Job opening: Financial Consultant/Credit Analyst

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Senior Associate, Financial Services
Are you a financial services professional, interested in helping the
nonprofit sector meet today's challenges? If you're analytical and flexible
and have a sense of humor, with four years work experience in financial
consulting or lending, we'd like to hear from you. Nonprofit Finance Fund is
a leading provider of financial and strategic assistance to nonprofits
nationwide. We're looking for a Senior Associate, Financial Services to
provide a range of products and services to NFF's clients. The position
involves underwriting loans, providing financial consulting services and
presenting workshops. The ability to prepare written reports and present
assessments to clients is essential. As part of an eight-person team you
will provide financial services support to several NFF Programs outside New
York, and potentially manage one or more of NFF's financial, grant or
asset-building products.
NFF has assets of $45 million, including a loan pool of approximately $28
million to lend to nonprofits for capital projects including acquisition,
construction and renovation of facilities, purchase of capital equipment and
related financing needs. Since its inception, NFF has made more than 300
loans totaling more than $59 million. To learn more about what we do, please
visit our website at nonprofitfinancefund.org
.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Lending
* familiarize clients with NFF's lending guidelines and assist
borrowers in completing applications
* perform project and credit analysis including borrower interviews
and site visits
* prepare and present recommendations to the loan committees
* prepare loan and closing documents
* monitor borrowers' projects, loan disbursements and repayment
records
* assist in restructuring loans when necessary
Consulting and Technical Assistance
* work with nonprofit clients to evaluate and understand their
financial and organizational health, prepare written reports, and present
assessments to clients
* assist organizations in the lending process by assessing financing
needs, project feasibility and credit-readiness
* present workshops related to capital project planning, financing and
nonprofit financial health
Financial Analysis
* perform financial and/or organizational analyses for NFF's grant and
asset building products
* perform financial analyses and organizational assessments for
private and public funders
* perform other financial analyses as needed for clients
Marketing
* contribute to the planning of the financial services program
including identifying markets and developing financial products and
strategies to serve those markets
* cultivate relationships with banks and other financial
intermediaries
* as needed, represent NFF in public forums
Product Management
* work with national and local staff to promote expansion of the
product into all sites
* be a resource to and train staff to deliver the product
* monitor product quality and consistency nationally
* evaluate the effectiveness of the product and plan for its next
iteration, adaptation or termination (if needed)
* provide information on product specifications for fundraising,
marketing and information management purposes
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
* a bachelor's degree required and preferably a master's degree in
business administration, public administration, or related field
* four years work experience in the financial services area, either in
a financial consulting or lending (commercial or nonprofit) position
* experience providing training
* knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit community
through professional or volunteer activities
* proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word
* strong writing and communication skills, including presentation
skills
* willing to do limited traveling
HOW TO APPLY:

Mail, fax or e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Katje King
Nonprofit Finance Fund
70 W 36th Street
Eleventh Floor
New York, NY 10018
Fax: 212.268.8653
Email: katje.king@nffusa.org
Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes four weeks of vacation,
and a generous benefits package. NFF is an equal opportunity employer.
People of color and diverse ethnicities are encouraged to apply. No phone
calls please.




Fecha - 22-03-03
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Listing: ICE Loan Officer
National community development organization, which supports Community Land
Trusts and affordable housing projects, seeks candidates for the following
position:

Loan Officer - Responsible for all aspects of loan processing and
monitoring including: assessing loan proposals, monitoring active caseload,
making site visits, and performing other underwriting tasks.

Position requires a bachelor's degree plus 2 years lending experience and
knowledge of non-profit housing development finance. Must have excellent
communication and analytical skills. EEO/MF Send résumé to:
Institute for Community Economics
Attn: Rachel Telushkin, Managing Director
57 School St.
Springfield, MA 01105-1331
(413) 746-8660
resumes@iceclt.org
www.iceclt.org



Fecha - 22-03-03
Nombre: Chen, Wells
Email: Wells.Chen@nffusa.org
Comentarios: Job opening: Financial Consultant/Credit Analyst
POSITION DESCRIPTION
Senior Associate, Financial Services
Are you a financial services professional, interested in helping the
nonprofit sector meet today's challenges? If you're analytical and flexible
and have a sense of humor, with four years work experience in financial
consulting or lending, we'd like to hear from you. Nonprofit Finance Fund is
a leading provider of financial and strategic assistance to nonprofits
nationwide. We're looking for a Senior Associate, Financial Services to
provide a range of products and services to NFF's clients. The position
involves underwriting loans, providing financial consulting services and
presenting workshops. The ability to prepare written reports and present
assessments to clients is essential. As part of an eight-person team you
will provide financial services support to several NFF Programs outside New
York, and potentially manage one or more of NFF's financial, grant or
asset-building products.
NFF has assets of $45 million, including a loan pool of approximately $28
million to lend to nonprofits for capital projects including acquisition,
construction and renovation of facilities, purchase of capital equipment and
related financing needs. Since its inception, NFF has made more than 300
loans totaling more than $59 million. To learn more about what we do, please
visit our website at nonprofitfinancefund.org
.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Lending
* familiarize clients with NFF's lending guidelines and assist
borrowers in completing applications
* perform project and credit analysis including borrower interviews
and site visits
* prepare and present recommendations to the loan committees
* prepare loan and closing documents
* monitor borrowers' projects, loan disbursements and repayment
records
* assist in restructuring loans when necessary
Consulting and Technical Assistance
* work with nonprofit clients to evaluate and understand their
financial and organizational health, prepare written reports, and present
assessments to clients
* assist organizations in the lending process by assessing financing
needs, project feasibility and credit-readiness
* present workshops related to capital project planning, financing and
nonprofit financial health
Financial Analysis
* perform financial and/or organizational analyses for NFF's grant and
asset building products
* perform financial analyses and organizational assessments for
private and public funders
* perform other financial analyses as needed for clients
Marketing
* contribute to the planning of the financial services program
including identifying markets and developing financial products and
strategies to serve those markets
* cultivate relationships with banks and other financial
intermediaries
* as needed, represent NFF in public forums
Product Management
* work with national and local staff to promote expansion of the
product into all sites
* be a resource to and train staff to deliver the product
* monitor product quality and consistency nationally
* evaluate the effectiveness of the product and plan for its next
iteration, adaptation or termination (if needed)
* provide information on product specifications for fundraising,
marketing and information management purposes
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
* a bachelor's degree required and preferably a master's degree in
business administration, public administration, or related field
* four years work experience in the financial services area, either in
a financial consulting or lending (commercial or nonprofit) position
* experience providing training
* knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit community
through professional or volunteer activities
* proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word
* strong writing and communication skills, including presentation
skills
* willing to do limited traveling
HOW TO APPLY:

Mail, fax or e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Katje King
Nonprofit Finance Fund
70 W 36th Street
Eleventh Floor
New York, NY 10018
Fax: 212.268.8653
Email: katje.king@nffusa.org
Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes four weeks of vacation,
and a generous benefits package. NFF is an equal opportunity employer.
People of color and diverse ethnicities are encouraged to apply. No phone
calls please.




Fecha - 04-03-03
Nombre: Microfinance Gateway
Email: emcgap@ids.ac.uk
Comentarios: Devfinance: The latest microfinance vacancies

MICROFINANCE JOBS BULLETIN
Distributed by the Microfinance Gateway

03 Mar 2003
-----------------------------------------------
There are 39 vacancies currently listed in our Microfinance Jobs Marketplace. Below you
will find the latest additions.

A full list of vacancies is available at: http://www.microfinancegateway.org/fjob.htm


You can subscribe to our regular bulletin at:http://www.microfinancegateway.org/sjob.htm

NOTE: The Microfinance Gateway cannot process applications for the positions
advertised. You must contact the organisation offering the position to express your
interest.

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Financial sector specialist, Eastern Africa.
Offered by: International Consulting Group - ICG
Probable closing date: 05 March 2003

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Project coordinator for the Africa/Middle East division, Washington, DC.
Offered by: ACDI/VOCA
Probable closing date: [28 Mar 2003]

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Technical advisor to the credit union central organisation, Nepal.
Offered by: Canadian Co-operative Association - CCA
Probable closing date: 28 Mar 2003

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STAGIAIRES: Chargé du fonds ce crédit rotatif, Paris, France.
Offered by: Planet Finance
Probable closing date: [28 Mar 2003]

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Team leader small enterprise development, Lubango, Angola.
Offered by: SNV
Probable closing date: [14 Mar 2003]

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VOLUNTARY - Capacity builder, Sevaré, Mali.
Offered by: International Service - UNAIS
Probable closing date: [24 Apr 2003]

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VOLUNTARY - Capacity builders (2 posts), Kadiogo, Burkina Faso.
Offered by: International Service - UNAIS
Probable closing date: [24 Apr 2003]

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VOLUNTARY - Rural credit and savings trainer/adviser, Burkina Faso.
Offered by: International Service - UNAIS
Probable closing date: [24 Apr 2003]

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Credit specialist, Tajikistan.
Offered by: ACDI/VOCA
Probable closing date: 07 Mar 2003

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Microfinance specialist, Ferghana Valley, Central Asia.
Offered by: ACDI/VOCA
Probable closing date: 07 Mar 2003

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Microfinance or development expert, Mexico (DF)
Offered by: PlaNet Finance
Probable closing date: [30 Jun 2003]

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Microfinance or development expert, Rabat / Casablanca, Morocco.
Offered by: PlaNet Finance
Probable closing date: [30 Jun 2003]

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Short-term microfinance expert, Trinidad.
Offered by: HTS Development
Probable closing date: 10 Mar 2003

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Fellowship in international microfinance and microenterprise (IMM), Canada.
Offered by: Aga Khan Foundation
Probable closing date: 01 Apr 2003

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Project development manager, Madison, WI - USA.
Offered by: WOCCU
Probable closing date: [20 Apr 2003]

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Fecha - 04-03-03
Nombre: Dan Hall & Susan Burton
Email: hall-burton@starpower.net
Comentarios: Seeking Consultant for Start Up
The Reed-Cooke Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) is seeking a
consultant to help with funding for technical assistance and start-up money.
We are now applying for our 501(c)3 status and potentially looking to
becoming a CDFI. Our founding mission is to work with the community of Reed
Cooke, in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. Over the past year we have expanded
this mission to not only address the needs of the Reed Cooke Community,
residents and businesses, but have also begun to look towards the Georgia
Avenue corridor and the businesses that once thrived in this part of
Washington, DC. The consultant would help to identify funding sources and
help with the proposal process. We are operating with very minimal
resources, this would be a great opportunity for individuals seeking not
only to become familiar with the politics of the Nations Capital but also to
work in one of the most neighborhoods in the city.

Your help in making this happen would be extremely appreciated.

Please e-mail Dan Hall at hall-burton@starpower.net.

Fecha - 04-03-03
Nombre: Anne T. Sweetser
Email: asweetser@adb.org
Comentarios: looking for consultants

ADB wishes to expand it's listings of consultants. Usually there is a need for people with experience in one or another part of Asia and the Pacific. Often there is preference for people with experience with multilateral organizations. Sometimes we need top notch facilitators who can do ZOPP or facilitate various other community and institutional level participatory exercises or training programs. If you are interested, please send your c.v. to me for circulation and filing for reference. Thank you very much. Anne (Social Development Specialist,
Participatory Development )

Anne T. Sweetser, RSDD/RSPR
Asian Development Bank
P.O. Box 789
0980 Manila
Philippines
Tel: + 63(2) 632-5737

Fecha - 01-03-03
Nombre: Jethro Pettit
Email: J.Pettit@IDS.AC.UK
Comentarios: Fellowship Positions
Please circulate. Apologies for cross-postings. Please address replies to: personnel@ids.ac.uk

Fellowships at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

The IDS is seeking to appoint Fellows to join its multi-disciplinary Participation and Environment Teams.

Participation and Development
The Participation Team are seeking to appoint one or more Fellows. At least one of the Fellows should have an expertise in participatory learning and teaching in a development context, and would in the first instance be responsible for co-ordinating and contributing to the teaching and supervisory responsibilities of an innovative proposed Masters Programme on Participation, Development and Social Change. All candidates should have research experience in work related to themes of participation in one or more of the following areas: a) citizenship, rights and inclusion; b) development organisations, policies and discourses; or c) citizens' voices in economic agendas.
Closing date: 16 April 2003 (Noon)
Interview dates: 28 & 29 May 2003

Environment
The Environment Team are seeking to appoint one or more Fellows to join its multi-disciplinary group, which works on resources, livelihoods, technologies and governance in a global context. Outstanding candidates with specialist research interests in the following areas are sought: a) science, knowledge and participation, and b) the political economy of resource conflict and institutions.
Closing date: 30 May 2003 (Noon)
Interview dates: 25 & 26 June 2003

The above appointments will be full-time for four years in the first instance.

APPLICATIONS ON OFFICIAL FORM ONLY TO:

Personnel Office
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE

Confidential Fax: [Int +44 1273] 674553
Answerphone: [Int +44 1273] 678682
E-mail : personnel@ids.ac.uk
These Further Particulars will be available on the IDS web site after Monday, 3 March at:
http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/news/recruit/index.html

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, sex, disability, HIV/AIDS, sexuality and age.



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Jethro Pettit
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1273 606261 Ext 3300
Direct: +44 (0) 1273 873300
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 621202 or 691647
Email: J.Pettit@ids.ac.uk
Participation group website: http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip/
***********************************************************************




Fecha - 13-02-03
Nombre: amaher@acdivoca.org
Email: amaher@acdivoca.org
Comentarios: Finance/Credit Specialists in Central Asia


ACDI/VOCA, an international economic development organization, seeks candidates for the following positions on ongoing
projects. We are seeking to field these specialists no later than March. Please submit CV and salary history to
eurasia@acdivoca.org. No phone calls please. Only finalist contacted. EOE.

Rural Credit Specialist - Tajikistan (through September or October 2003)
ACDI/VOCA is currently establishing rural savings & credit associations under the World Bank-funded Consulting Services
establishing Rural Savings and Credit Associations (RSCA). The credit specialist will be responsible for assisting and
training farmers to establish, license, and operate a pilot, farmer-owned credit institution. Specific tasks include:
1) In consultation with National Bank of Tajikistan, and the World Bank Project Management Unit, review and advise on
rules and regulations, criteria for registration of a pilot, grassroots credit institution, and prudential norms for its
operation; 2) Mobilize and support founding members in the establishment of pilot RSCA credit institution either as
independent entity or as branches, including finding facilities, procurement of basic office equipment, etc; 3) Frame
articles of incorporation, including structure and functions of the various bodies as well as rights and
responsibilities of members, in line with laws in Tajikistan; 4) Develop administrative and accounting rules and
procedures for the credit institution in accordance with best practices & standards acceptable to the IDA, including
provisions for timely submission of monthly accounts/statements to the PMU and annual audit by external auditors; 5)
Train the members of the credit institution in credit appraisal methods, risk evaluation and techniques for financing
working capital and investment requirement of private farmers, and providing credit on the basis of financial, economic,
social and technical viability; 6) Assist the credit institution in obtaining the initial working capital and credit
line from TSB and in the operation and management of the credit line obtained from TSB including their refund to
Government. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 10 years experience in designing, implementing and managing financial service
institutions with an emphasis on rural or ag lending. NIS experience required. World Bank experience preferred. Russian
language a plus.

Microfinance Specialist - Ferghana Valley (2 years)
The Ferghana Valley Regional Micro-finance project,is establishing sustainable establishing lending institutions in
Andijan, Uzbekistan and Khojand, Tajikistan. The Specialist will have primary responsibility for 1) establishing
legally registered and operating organizations; 2) identifying and training a high quality local staff who can take
ownership of the management of the organization; 3) creating credit policies and procedures designed to establish
operational and financial sustainability; 4) implementing a group lending methodology 5) building the funds systems in
a manner that is consistent with Central Bank regulations and requirements; and 6) establishing a local board of
directors with local leaders that offers the funds strategic leadership. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 10 years
experience in designing, implementing and managing microfinance institutions. NIS experience required. USAID experience
preferred. Russian language a plus.

Fecha - 10-02-03
Nombre: Microfinance Gateway
Email: emcgap@ids.ac.uk
Comentarios: The latest microfinance vacancies

MICROFINANCE JOBS BULLETIN
Distributed by the Microfinance Gateway

10 Feb 2003
-----------------------------------------------
There are 47 vacancies currently listed in our Microfinance Jobs Marketplace. Below you
will find the latest additions.

A full list of vacancies is available at: http://www.microfinancegateway.org/fjob.htm


You can subscribe to our regular bulletin at:http://www.microfinancegateway.org/sjob.htm

NOTE: The Microfinance Gateway cannot process applications for the positions
advertised. You must contact the organisation offering the position to express your
interest.

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Vice president & department head, financial services, Boston, USA.
Offered by: ACCION International
Probable closing date: 31 Mar 2003

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Senior director, financial services, Boston, USA.
Offered by: ACCION International
Probable closing date: 31 Mar 2003

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Coordinator of international programmes, Washington, D.C.
Offered by: ISED
Probable closing date: 10 Feb 2003

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Microfinance institutions specialist, Papua New Guinea.
Offered by: Bankakademie International
Probable closing date: 20 Feb 2003

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SME lending advisors, South East Europe.
Offered by: Bankakademie International
Probable closing date: 20 Feb 2003

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Short-term microfinance expert, Pakistan.
Offered by: HTS Development
Probable closing date: 21 Feb 2003

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Advisor small and micro enterprise development, Ocotal, Nicaragua.
Offered by: SNV
Probable closing date: 14 Mar 2003

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Rural credit specialist, Vietnam.
Offered by: LUX Development
Probable closing date: [07 Apr 2003]

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Chef de projet microfinance, Romania.
Offered by: HORUS-Banque et Finance
Probable closing date: [30 Mar 2003]

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Executive director of the Africa microfinance network - AFMIN, South Africa.
Offered by: AFMIN
Probable closing date: 17 Feb 2003

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VOLUNTEER: Small business advisors, Indonesia.
Offered by: VSO
Probable closing date: [30 Mar 2003]

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Vice president of development, Washington, DC, USA.
Offered by: Grameen Foundation USA
Probable closing date: [28 Feb 2003]

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Cooperante capo progetto, Uruguay.
Offered by: CIES
Probable closing date: [28 Feb 2003]

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http://www.microfinancegateway.org/fjob.htm
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http://www.microfinancegateway.org/internjob.htm
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Gateway JobMarketplace, please use the online form available at:
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/postjob.htm

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Fecha - 08-02-03
Nombre: Kristina Gribovskaja
Email: KGribovskaja@cnfa.org
Comentarios: This message is for those list serve members who may be interested in volunteering their time and skills to help struggling farmers in developing countries:

CNFA is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that sends folks from the US agriculture sector on three week overseas assignments. The volunteer program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and CNFA covers all expenses related to the assignment, including airfare. The volunteer provides his or her time and knowledge.

By sharing your knowledge and skills with struggling farmers in the developing countries of the former Soviet Union and Africa, YOU CAN HELP improve their lives! Please send me an email if you are interested in volunteering, kgribovskaja@cnfa.org , and I will be happy to provide more information.

Currently we have several volunteer positions open, including:

UKRAINE:

AGRODEALER SALESMANSHIP TRAINING: Using existing salesmanship training materials, train three agrodealer managers and their employees and collect feedback. Review the training results with training companies and input suppliers and make adjustments to the module and methodology based on the actual training experience.

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING: Review the marketing techniques and channels of farmers, members of a local credit union. Then, in consultation with local trainers and the credit union, modify the existing Agricultural Marketing training materials so that they address credit union members' needs. Using the revised training materials, train credit union members and local trainers in basic marketing tools and marketing plan development.

CUCUMBER PRODUCTION: Teach farmers cucumber production techniques (planting, monitoring the growth of the plant, nutrition, diseases, irrigation, harvesting, etc.) and how to calculate a gross margin for cucumber production using local market price estimates.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Teach owners and managers of a mushroom production company the components of a financial plan, including financial statements analysis and calculation of key financial ratios. Work with owners and managers to develop an annual financial plan for the company.

MARKETING PLAN DEVELOPMENT: Work with owners and managers of a mushroom production company to assess customer needs and wants, conduct market research, and develop and implement a marketing plan.

MARKETING: Teach members of the co-op "Farmers of Crimea" how to obtain and analyze marketing information using available sources of information. Explain the need to make production decisions based on market demand and cost structure; help design a market survey form and assist in starting a database of potential buyers and sellers; teach the management of the co-op the basic elements of a marketing plan, so that they may create a plan for the cooperative and be able to assist member farmers in marketing.

BELARUS:

ASSOCIATION DEVELOPMENT: Work with members of a horticulture and nursery association so they understand the benefits and responsibilities of association membership. Help the association identify and develop services demanded by members and calculate the cost structure of these services.

CROP PRODUCTION: Teach managers and employees of a private agribusiness how to maximize the production potential of farmland by assessing their current crop production and considering planting new more profitable crops (3,116 acres of farmland used primarily for production of rye, barley, legume, potatoes, flax, corn, annual and perennial grasses; 1,228 acres are occupied with hayfields and pastures).

DAIRY CATTLE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT: Teach employees and managers of a private agribusiness cost effective dairy cattle management practices (productivity characteristics of various breeds, cost effective methods of keeping dairy herd, milking and sanitation, animal housing, dairy cattle hygiene, operation of milking equipment, A.I., feeding practices and pastures, ration formulation, cattle diseases and symptoms).

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Work with accountants and managers of a farm to expand their understanding of: accurate financial management of day-to-day businesses activities; cost accounting system; provisions for annual budgets and tracking their implementation; cash management and; cash flow.

STRATEGIC PLANNING: Train managers of a diversified agribusiness in the concepts, principles and applications of strategic management and business planning. Help them develop a strategic business plan.

STURGEON PRODUCTION: Train agribusiness managers in closed system of sturgeon production. Work with them to develop a sturgeon production and management plan.

MOLDOVA:

COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT: Train members and leadership of five cooperatives on general principles of operation and structure of a cooperative. Increasing membership and marketing production will also be training topics.

COOPERATIVE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Train management of a service cooperative on preparing accurate budgets for all services, developing detailed projected and actual cash flow statements, and drafting a business plan that would include the existing marketing strategy.

POTATO PRODUCTION: Assist members of a potato production cooperative to determine the optimal chemicals and fertilizers needed for improving soil fertility, detect diseases and identify best treatment methods, determine cost-effective irrigation schemes (including timing and duration), and introduce correct harvesting and post-harvesting practices aimed to preserve potato quality and to ensure good shelf-appearance.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Provide training on modern accounting practices and improvement of the internal reporting system; explain some of the cooperative system concepts (i.e., equality and patronage management, board and manager responsibilities, etc.).

A.I. SERVICE DEVELOPMENT: Train veterinarians at two village milk collection stations in AI techniques, monitoring of pregnancy, and pre and post pregnancy care.

VETERINARY SERVICE DEVELOPMENT: Work with local veterinarian to develop a veterinary business, understand marketing of services, and best business practices along with providing quality care to the clientele.

VEGETABLE PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Train the membership of a new vegetable marketing cooperative on modern vegetable production techniques. Issues to be addressed will be irrigation, harvesting, new and appropriate crop varieties, and onion production.

SWINE PRODUCTION: Train the members of an informal farmer group on modern swine production techniques and general business planning.

SWINE MARKETING: Train the members of an informal farmer group in basic marketing principles. This will include making direct contact with potential buyers to better understand the marketplace and establish marketing contacts.


Please feel free to call me at 1-888-872-2632 (toll-free in the US) or write me an email (kgribovskaja@cnfa.org) to obtain more information on the projects listed above!

Thank you!

Kristina Gribovskaja
Program Coordinator
CNFA
1111 19th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Toll-free: 1-888-872-2632
Tel: 202-296-3920
Fax: 202-296-3948
www.cnfa.org






Fecha - 07-02-03
Nombre: Molly Markarian
Email: molly@nedcocdc.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement
Program Manager
Lane MicroBusiness

Position Announcement:

Lane MicroBusiness seeks a Program Manager to lead a dynamic Lane County microenterprise development and training program.

Candidate qualifications will include demonstrable experience in economic and community development activities, capacity to manage multiple responsibilities, leadership, problem-solving skills, and proven ability to make effective presentations. Previous experience in microenterprise or small business development is preferred.

Candidates will possess an educational minimum of a BA / BS in Business Administration, Public Administration, or the equivalent in a related field. A minimum of 3 years working experience, preferably in a non-profit environment with supervisory experience, is also required.

This management level position is responsible for day-to-day operation of the program in a manner that ensures quality services, operational efficiency, program growth, and funding compliance.

Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to) personnel supervision, budget management, program development and performance, curriculum coordination, statistical reporting, marketing, and communications.

Salary range: $35,000 - $40,000 plus benefit package. Application period closes February 24th, 2003.
Interested parties may obtain a prepared information packet by request at (541) 485-1188.

Please send or deliver cover/introduction letter, resume', and references to be received by closing date to:
Lane MicroBusiness
c/o O.U.R. Federal Credit Union
325 Blair Blvd
P.O.Box 11922
Eugene, OR 97440

No fax and email submissions will be accepted.





Fecha - 01-02-03
Nombre: Colleen Connell
Email: Colleenc@communitycapital.org
Comentarios: re: NCCA Job Posting

Job Posting for Senior Associate of Financial Services at National Community Capital Association


The Organization:

National Community Capital Association (NCCA) is a membership organization of high performing Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). NCCA has four lines of business: Financing, Consulting, Training, and Policy. As of January 2003, National Community Capital had 140 members, with over $21 million invested in 40 CDFIs. In 2002, we provided consulting to 40 CDFIs, trained over 500 people at our Annual Training Conference, and offered over 20 classes over the web via our Virtual Learning Center. Our policy priorities include strengthening the CDFI Fund, identifying new government resources for CDFIs, extending the Community Reinvestment Act, and combating predatory lending.


The Financial Services Team:

NCCA’s Financial Services Team offers comprehensive financial services to build capacity and improve the performance of member CDFIs. Our financing activities leverage the creation of quality, affordable housing, small businesses, childcare centers, and jobs – tangible accomplishments that move people and communities into the economic mainstream. Through establishing long-term relationships with performance-driven CDFIs, we promote growth, innovation, and best practices within the CDFI Industry.


The Position:

NCCA is looking for someone with underwriting experience and knowledge of nonprofit financial statements, who is interested in building the capacity of the CDFI Industry to serve low-income people and communities. This job requires strong financial analytical skills, underwriting experience, and the ability to work closely with organizations to determine the appropriate financing to match the organizations’ needs and capacity. The Senior Associate will supervise the Junior Associate in reviewing membership applications and monitoring NCCA’s loan portfolio. The Senior Associate will help member CDFIs improve their financing, use their capital more strategically, and adhere to sound fiscal principles. The Senior Associate reports to the Director of Financial Services and supervises the Junior Associate of Financial Services.


The Requirements:

NCCA is looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years experience underwriting, ideally in the CDFI industry. A strong candidate will be able to manage projects with minimal supervision and work in a team as well as independently. Knowledge of nonprofit accounting is essential. This person should be able to work constructively with diverse constituents with an understanding of the complexities and challenges of community development finance. Some travel is required in this position.


Submit a letter of interest and resume to Colleen Connell, Director of Financial Services, 620 Chestnut Street, Suite 572, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or via email to colleenc@communitycapital.org. Deadline for resumes is Friday, February 21, 2003.


Colleen Connell
Director, Financial Services
National Community Capital Association
Public Ledger Building, Suite 572
620 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3405
www.communitycapital.org
215.923.4754 ext. 201

Fecha - 27-01-03
Nombre: Microfinance Gateway
Email: emcgap@ids.ac.uk
Comentarios: Devfinance: The latest microfinance vacancies

MICROFINANCE JOBS MARKETPLACE
at the CGAP Microfinance Gateway

27 Jan 2003
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There are 43 vacancies currently listed in our Microfinance Jobs Marketplace
http://www.microfinancegateway.org

You can subscribe to our regular bulletin at
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/sjob.htm

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Community development worker, Mozambique.
Offered by: Mennonite Central Committee - MCC
Probable closing date: [24 Mar 2003]

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MED Programme Manager, Azerbaijan.
Offered by: World Vision
Probable closing date: 15 Mar 2003

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Advisor to the banking and finance faculty, Congo.
Offered by: Université Protestante du Congo
Probable closing date: [24 Mar 2003]

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Microfinance trainers for the banking and finance faculty, Congo.
Offered by: Université Protestante du Congo
Probable closing date: [04 Feb 2003]

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Technical officer for Latin America and Caribbean, Madison, USA.
Offered by: World Council of Credit Unions
Probable closing date: 24 Mar 2003

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Project development manager, Madison, USA.
Offered by: World Council of Credit Unions
Probable closing date: 24 Mar 2003

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Poste de chercheur microfinance, Pondichéry, India.
Offered by: Institut Français de Pondichéry
Probable closing date: 28 Feb 2003

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Programme assistant, Arlington, Virginia.
Offered by: Winrock International
Probable closing date: [24 Mar 2003]

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STAGIAIRES: Chargé(e) de la plateforme de microfinance, Paris, France.
Offered by: Planet Finance
Probable closing date: [09 Mar 2003]

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STAGIAIRES: Chargé de préparation de microfinance projets, Paris, France.
Offered by: Planet Finance
Probable closing date: [09 Mar 2003]

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Branch manager coordinator, Cambodia.
Offered by: Concern Worldwide
Probable closing date: [14 Feb 2003]

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Finance manager, microfinance, Cambodia.
Offered by: Concern Worldwide
Probable closing date: [14 Feb 2003]

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Programme manager, Angola.
Offered by: Care International
Probable closing date: 03 Feb 2003

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Full-time consultant, Washington D.C. USA.
Offered by: ISED
Probable closing date: [17 Mar 2003]

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Client support & lending officer, Miami, Florida.
Offered by: ACCION USA
Probable closing date: [17 Mar 2003]

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Community finance program officer - East Asia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Offered by: Oxfam America
Probable closing date: 27 Jan 2003

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CEO microfinance institution, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Offered by: Concern Worldwide
Probable closing date: 14 Feb 2003

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Find a microfinance job:
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/fjob.htm
Microfinance internships:
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/internjob.htm
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Microfinance Gateway
Institute of Development Studies,
Sussex University, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK
Email: cgmonitor@www3.ids.ac.uk





Fecha - 25-01-03
Nombre: Walter Merkle
Email: wmerkle@lespfcu.org
Comentarios: Job Posting-Small Business Loan Officer in NYC
The Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union, a 17 year-old innovative
and growing community development financial institution seeks a highly
motivated small business loan officer. Primary responsibilities will
include: sourcing, underwriting and closing small business loans.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and small business lending
experience with a similar organization. Working knowledge of federal, state
and city programs supporting small business lending in New York City
preferred. Conversational Spanish required.

Please send cover letter, salary history and requirements, and resume to:
Lending Manager, LESPFCU, 37 Ave B, NY, NY 10009, or email to:
wmerkle@lespfcu.org

Fecha - 23-01-03
Nombre: Editorial Estudios Municipales
Email: editorial@intermunicipios.com.ar
Comentarios: HABILITACION DEL SERVICIO DE NEWSLETTERS

Bahía Blanca, 22 de Enero de 2003

Señor/es
Intendente Municipal
Pdte. H.C.D.
Secretarios Municipales
Subsecretarios
Directores y Subdirectores
Jefes de Departamentos y Divisiones


REF.: HABILITACION DEL SERVICIO GRATUITO DE NEWSLETTERS

De mi consideración:

Me dirijo a Uds. a efectos de informarles que a partir de la fecha, hemos habilitado un nuevo servicio en Intermunicipios.com, por el cual Ud. recibirá gratuitamente en su correo electrónico información y novedades en los temas que abajo se mencionan:


Nuestros newsletters

Suscríbase gratis y reciba un anticipo del tema en su Correo Electrónico y todo su desarrollo en Intermunicipios.com.ar


Doctrina Municipal

Todos los Lunes reciba información sobre distintos temas vinculados a la Gestión Financiera, Presupuestaria, de Administración Tributaria, de los Sistemas de Administración Financiera, de Planeamiento, de la Gestión de los Servicios, de Políticas de Financiamiento, de Medio Ambiente, etc.

Management Público


Todos los Miércoles reciba información sobre distintos temas asociados al Management Público; entre ellos Gestión de los Recursos Humanos, Reingeniería de Procesos, Política de Calidad, Carta de Servicios, Formación y Capacitación, Liderazgo, Participación Ciudadana, Revisión de Estructuras Funcionales, Etc.

Legislación y Jurisprudencia

Todos los Viernes reciba información sobre las novedades legislativas, fallos, dictámenes y jurisprudencia relacionadas a distintos temas municipales.


Doctrina Municipal

Todos los Lunes reciba información sobre distintos temas vinculados a la Gestión Financiera, Presupuestaria, de Administración Tributaria, de los Sistemas de Administración Financiera, de Planeamiento, de la Gestión de los Servicios, de Políticas de Financiamiento, de Medio Ambiente, etc.

Management Público


Todos los Miércoles reciba información sobre distintos temas asociados al Management Público; entre ellos Gestión de los Recursos Humanos, Reingeniería de Procesos, Política de Calidad, Carta de Servicios, Formación y Capacitación, Liderazgo, Participación Ciudadana, Revisión de Estructuras Funcionales, Etc.

Legislación y Jurisprudencia


Todos los Viernes reciba información sobre las novedades legislativas, fallos, dictámenes y jurisprudencia relacionadas a distintos temas municipales.


Para acceder al servicio deberá ingresar a http://www.intermunicipios.com.ar/newsletter/index.html e inscribirse, llenando los datos que se solicitan.

Sin otro particular, saludo a Uds. muy atte.

Fecha - 23-01-03
Nombre: Susannah Cameron
Email: scameron@riverdale.org
Comentarios:
COMMUNITY LOAN FUND COORDINATOR
POSITION AVAILABLE

The Riverdale Community Development Corporation is an innovative community
economic development project working in the Greater Riverdale area of East
Toronto, Ont Canada. An urban initiative at the neighbourhood level, the
Centre provides micro-business support services; a retail revitalization
strategy; community enterprise development: and a local business network
connected with the film and TV production sector. We are seeking a
talented, dynamic, and self-motivated individual to coordinate the ACCE$$
Riverdale Community Loan Fund. Responsibilities of this challenging and
exciting position include:

· Promoting ACCE$$ Riverdale to potential applicants
· Assisting potential borrowers to develop loan applications and business
plans
· Coordinating loan review activities
· Supporting and facilitating the work of the volunteer Loan Review Committee
· Facilitating the issuance of loans to approved borrowers
· Monitoring outstanding loans, and ensuring that all loan payments are
received on time
· Developing and providing business support services for borrowers (in
cooperation with the Business Support Services Coordinator)
· Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the impact of ACCE$$ loans on
the performance of borrowers' businesses
· Ensuring the prudent investment and management of the ACCE$$ Riverdale
loan guarantee fund
· Expanding the size of the loan fund by soliciting new community
investments while sustaining the support of existing investors
· Generating donated funds for the ACCE$$ Reserve Fund and for long term
operations

Candidates will be assessed on their skills and experience in the following
areas: "micro" business lending and counseling; volunteer coordination;
fundraising; information management; partnership development; and financial
management.

This is an 8-month contract beginning February 17 going to October 17,
2003, with the possibility of renewal. The starting salary will be
$40-45,000 per annum with benefits. Please submit your resume (by mail,
fax, or email) with a cover letter by February 3rd, 2003 to:

The ACCE$$ Coordinator Hiring Committee
Riverdale Community Business Centre
1007 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Ontario, Canada M4M 1Z4
Fax: 416-462-3601 Email: rcbc@riverdale.org

Fecha - 23-01-03
Nombre: Jennifer Helm
Email: jennifer@waldronhr.com
Comentarios: Waldron & Company has been retained by Global Partnerships to assist them
in recruiting their next Development Director.

Bill and Paula Clapp and individuals from the Northwest business community
founded Global Partnerships in 1994, a Foundation to support Latin American
micro-entrepreneurs through programs that offer the tools and resources
needed to create and grow small businesses. Currently the organization is
growing and changing their status from a Foundation to a Public Charity,
with 10 staff and a $2.5M budget.

Global Partnerships is seeking a highly experienced Development Director to
report to the COO and be responsible for creating best practices and
driving all development and marketing efforts of the organization including
major gifts, special events, special campaigns, donor cultivation and
solicitation, and foundation and corporate relations. In addition, the
Director will be responsible for managing a staff of three, leading a $10M
major gifts campaign, and serving as a key leader in escorting donors to
Latin America to witness first hand the impact the programs have on the
community.

The successful candidate will have experience with an organization that
supports international causes, possesses a passion for impacting poverty on
a global level, and will demonstrate an understanding of venture
philanthropy and microfinance/microcredit programs. In addition to
possessing development program start-up experience, our ideal candidate
will be a dynamic development professional with a high level of energy and
someone who demonstrates a fearless and aggressive approach when it comes
to promoting programs and raising significant funds. Candidates should
have a minimum of 5 years experience in a senior fund development
capacity. A BA is required and a graduate degree is preferred, as is the
ability to speak and write in Spanish.

Global Partnerships is an EOE. Send resume and cover letter by February
10, 2003 to: Waldron & Company, 101 Stewart, Suite 1200, Seattle,
WA 98101, 206-441-4144, Fax 206-441-5213, info@waldronhr.com.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Lara Cunningham
Senior Consultant

Fecha - 23-01-03
Nombre: Anthony Jones
Email: ajones@co.pinellas.fl.us
Comentarios: New Job Posting - Pinellas County Florida
PINELLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT, FLORIDA
Senior Community Planning Specialist

Pinellas County, Florida is seeking a highly qualified individual for senior-level technical and professional community development work. The position reports to the Housing Manager and is directly responsible for developing and managing housing programs and residential redevelopment strategies.

The successful candidate must be able to design and direct neighborhood-based housing redevelopment initiatives in a built-out urbanized community. The person must have a history of working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds; strong leadership and consensus building skills are very important.

He or she must be self-directed and able to manage multiple projects. She or he should be familiar with current Federal and State housing and neighborhood revitalization programs. Specific technical knowledge about private sector housing development and finance is required. A working familiarity with housing market conditions is also highly desirable.

The position requires excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Public speaking skills are crucial. Excellent math and analytical skills are also necessary. He or she will prepare analyses, reports, surveys, and studies on housing and redevelopment related issues. Mastery of computer programs ranging from spreadsheets to desktop publishing will be required.

The person may periodically be required to travel to out-of-town locations with stays of overnight or longer. Evening meetings are not unusual and both daytime and nighttime driving is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in community development, business, public administration, urban planning, finance, construction management, or related field and 3 years of professional work experience in community development or urban planning, or construction management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Salary Range: $38,281 - $60,866

Located on the west-central coast of Florida, Pinellas County offers a stimulating and challenging work environment where the person is limited only by his or her own desire to achieve. We have an excellent benefits package, a wonderful climate, and progressive leadership. If you are a self-starter who plays well with others and is excited by the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the shaping of community, we welcome your application.

Contact the Personnel Department, 400 South Fort Harrison Ave., County Annex, Rm 121, Clearwater, Florida, 33756-5113; Tel. 727-464-3367; M-F, 8am to 5pm. (Job Information Line 727-464-3745) Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., 02/21/2003. Note: Applicants must complete a County application form and questionnaire. Application & questionnaires may be downloaded from http://www.co.pinellas.fl.us/persnl Employment Opportunities. EEO/AA/ADA/DFW/VP




Fecha - 22-01-03
Nombre: Susannah Cameron
Email: scameron@riverdale.org
Comentarios: job posting
COMMUNITY LOAN FUND COORDINATOR,
Contract position available

The Riverdale Community Development Corporation is an innovative community
economic development project working in the Greater Riverdale area of East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An urban initiative at the neighbourhood level,
the Centre provides micro-business support services; a retail
revitalization strategy; community enterprise development: and a local
business network connected with the film and TV production sector. We are
seeking a talented, dynamic, and self-motivated individual to coordinate
the ACCE$$ Riverdale Community Loan Fund. Responsibilities of this
challenging and exciting position include:

· Promoting ACCE$$ Riverdale to potential applicants
· Assisting potential borrowers to develop loan applications and business
plans
· Coordinating loan review activities
· Supporting and facilitating the work of the volunteer Loan Review Committee
· Facilitating the issuance of loans to approved borrowers
· Monitoring outstanding loans, and ensuring that all loan payments are
received on time
· Developing and providing business support services for borrowers (in
cooperation with the Business Support Services Coordinator)
· Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the impact of ACCE$$ loans on
the performance of borrowers' businesses
· Ensuring the prudent investment and management of the ACCE$$ Riverdale
loan guarantee fund
· Expanding the size of the loan fund by soliciting new community
investments while sustaining the support of existing investors
· Generating donated funds for the ACCE$$ Reserve Fund and for long term
operations

Candidates will be assessed on their skills and experience in the following
areas: "micro" business lending and counseling; volunteer coordination;
fundraising; information management; partnership development; and financial
management.

This is an 8-month contract beginning February 17 going to October 17,
2003, with the possibility of renewal. The starting salary will be
$40-45,000 per annum with benefits. Please submit your resume (by mail,
fax, or email) with a cover letter by February 3rd, 2003 to:

The ACCE$$ Coordinator Hiring Committee
Riverdale Community Business Centre
1007 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Ontario, Canada M4M 1Z4
Fax: 416-462-3601 Email: rcbc@riverdale.org





Fecha - 21-01-03
Nombre: WOCCU Rwanda
Email: woccurwanda@inbox.rw
Comentarios: Hello all,

We need a consultant on leasing or housing-leasing to work in Rwanda with
the local credit unions. He need to be French speaker.

If you know somebody, please let me know.

Adrian Rodriguez
Projet WOCCU/UBPR
Union des Banques Populaires du Rwanda
32 Avenue de l’armée, BP 1348 Kigali, Rwanda
Tel : (250) 573559/571754 Fax (250) 573579

Fecha - 19-01-03
Nombre: Kerberos
Email: nunezrios@eresmas.com
Comentarios: Aqui un militante socialista que esta encantado con vuestra pagina web, el tema me parece realmente interesante y creo que aun queda mucho por profundizar en el papel de las ciudades en el desarrollo y vida del ciudadano. Saludos
Fecha - 17-01-03
Nombre: a.uche
Email: a_nu44@yahoo.com
Comentarios: summer internship in Nigeria

LEAP Africa, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting leadership, effectiveness, accountability and professionalism on the African Continent is looking for a summer intern. This individual would be expected to spend 10-12 weeks in Eastern Nigeria to assist LEAP in launching the NIA project.

NIA stands for three powerful Igbo words - Ndu (Life), Ike (Strength) and Akunuba (Wealth). The mission of the NIA initiative is to empower female students residing in Eastern Nigeria with the information, tools and support that they need to achieve their highest potentials in life. Through the implementation of three major programs - 1) the Roving Movie and Speaker Series, 2) Saturday Career Counseling Camps,and 3) Leadership Institutes, NIA intends to impact the lives of at least 5,000 young women between July 2003 and July 2004, and at least 15,000 by 2006.

Qualifications for the position include: a) Some training in education, psychology, guidance counseling, ! organizational behavior, gender studies,international relations, or management; b) Strong project management, problem solving, communication,interpersonal and leadership skills; c) Ability to work independently; d) Ability to juggle multiple tasks; e) Previous experience in Nigeria will be
preferred; f) Commitment to the mission and objectives of LEAP Africa.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes to nnwuneli@hbs.edu by February 25th 2003; For additional information about LEAP Africa, visit the LEAP website at www.leapafrica.org

Fecha - 16-01-03
Nombre: Antonia Bullard
Email: tanda@willex.com
Comentarios: Position available: Chief Operating Officer

Vermont Development Credit Union

Chief Operating Officer



The Vermont Development Credit Union (VDCU) is seeking to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO). This is a newly created position.



The COO will join an innovative Vermont institution that has been honored nationally as a Solution for America and has embarked on a strategic plan to build the first full-service, statewide community development bank in the nation. The COO will be responsible for ongoing operations in an atmosphere of rapid growth, will head a three-person management team and a current staff of 22, and will report directly to the CEO.



The successful candidate is already a leader, is organized, creative, a clear thinker, an effective planner who puts plans into operation, an evaluator, comfortable with change, and a polished writer and speaker. S/he has a commitment to economic justice and will bring energy and enthusiasm to the position.



This position requires a high level of financial and operational management skills combined with understanding and experience in community development. Prior experience in a financial institution is required. An advanced degree is not mandatory, but would be an asset if in a field such as finance, management, or economic development.



VDCU was chartered in 1989, has assets of $20 million, and serves 10,000 members in 205 Vermont towns from its location in Burlington. Using its signature counseling-based system, VDCU provides loans and other financial services to populations who are not well served by the mainstream financial system.



Send letter of interest and resume to Antonia Bullard at Vermont Development Credit Union, 18 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401, or if you need further information prior to submitting a resume, call Antonia Bullard at (802) 865-3404 X104.


Fecha - 16-01-03
Nombre: amaher@acdivoca.org
Email: amaher@acdivoca.org
Comentarios:
Job Opportunities: ACDI/VOCA
Rural Finance Consultant, Ethiopia

ACDI/VOCA, a US-based international development organization delivering technical assistance to businesses and
institutions, is recruiting for a micro-enterprise development specialist to be based in a rural area in Bahir Dar,
Ethiopia. The program will focus on partnering with local institutions to develop financial services and on- and
off-farm small business opportunities. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in
rural/micro-finance and business development service. Knowledge of basic MIS requirements for a large microfinance
institution, and USAID project management experience within Africa is required. Please forward electronic résumé/cover
letter and salary requirements to roster@acdivoca.org referencing "Rural Finance Consultant, Ethiopia" in subject line.
No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.


Africa/Middle East Division, Project Coordinator

ACDI/VOCA, an international development organization, seeks a DC-based Portuguese-speaking Project
Coordinator/Agribusiness Specialist and a French-speaking Project Coordinator/Microfinance Specialist for the
Africa/Middle East Division.
Duties: develop new business initiatives in Africa and the Middle East; provide technical, administrative, financial,
and programmatic supervision and backstopping to projects in the region; and assist in the marketing of ACDI/VOCA's
core competencies.
Qualifications: Agribusiness Specialist - Masters degree in agribusiness/business, economics or related field. At least
five years hands-on Africa/Middle East experience in agribusiness/trade/international development. Strong analytical,
organizational, administrative, and computer skills. Proven ability to write winning proposals, write articles, and make
oral presentations in English. Strong competency in Portuguese. Microfinance Specialist - Masters degree in finance,
economics, international relations or related field. At least five years hands-on Africa/Middle East experience in
microfinance/international development. Strong analytical, organizational, administrative, and computer skills. Proven
ability to write winning proposals - particularly in the area of micro and rural finance, write articles, and make oral
presentations in English. Strong competency in French.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Respond with resume, cover letter, and salary history to HR/AFR/MENA-PC,
PO Box 77316, Washington, DC 20013 ,or fax to (202) 638-7477 or e-mail openings@acdivoca.org. No phone calls please.
Only finalist contacted. EOE.


Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Eritrea

ACDI/VOCA, a US-based international development organization delivering technical assistance to businesses and
institutions, is recruiting for a junior to mid-level Agricultural Marketing Specialist to be based in Eritrea.
Incumbent will work as part of a team in the design and implementation of a horticulture development project. S/he will
work to transfer expertise through training of trainers and field-based mentoring in areas such as the following:
- market analysis,
- market information systems,
- contracting,
- packaging,
- grading, and
- other forms of adding value.

Other duties include assisting in the development of appropriate marketing mechanisms ?out-grower schemes, informal
buying days, forward contracting, etc; designing strategies and tools to enable SMEs to calculate their most profitable
end market: be it retail, wholesale or an intermediary (processor, trader, etc.); consulting with in-country experts on
various legal entities that can be formed by groups of SME producers (such as private limited companies or trade
associations) to facilitate the marketing process; and developing appropriate written training materials for use with
horticulture-based SMEs.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Bachelors and Masters Degrees in agricultural economics, marketing or related field.
Minimum of 3-5 years' relevant experience in horticultural marketing.
Experience in grading, packaging and other forms of adding value to horticultural produce.
International experience (minimum two years' field work in a developing country, preferably Africa).
Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision under difficult economic and political conditions.
Cultural and political sensitivity.

Please forward electronic résumé/cover letter to roster@acdivoca.org, referencing "Ag Mktg Specialist Eritrea" in
subject line. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.





Fecha - 16-01-03
Nombre: Karen Dabson
Email: kdabson@ised.org
Comentarios: Job Posting IDA position

ISED Consulting and Research is currently seeking applicants for a consultant in its IDA work. Please see details in the job announcement below.


IDA Consultant: Full-time consultant position in D.C. to coordinate and provide technical assistance and training activities for IDA practitioners in the field. Requires substantial travel.

>Must have: Experience operating an IDA program; demonstrated effectiveness in working with low-income and ethnic populations and in collaborative relationships with CBOs and financial institutions; excellent verbal and written communication skills; bachelor degree in community development, social services, finance, economics, or a related field. Must be self-starter and team player.

>Prefer: Formal education related to IDAs; experience in curriculum and training materials development and workshop planning and delivery; consulting experience with IDA programs; knowledge of organizational development and capacity building.

>Interested candidates should submit a resume and salary history via e-mail to: Judy Hartenstein, Administrative Assistant, ISED at jhartenstein@ised.org no later than January 21, 2003. (On email subject line, please use "IDA Consultant Applicant.")

Fecha - 15-01-03
Nombre: Eileen M. Flanagan
Email: flanagan@rochester.rr.com
Comentarios: CDCU Job Posting
PNFCU
JOB POSTING FOR GENERAL MANAGER POSITION

Position Available: General Manager for seven-year-old, $3 million
community development credit union. Progressive Neighborhood Federal
Credit Union (PNFCU) serves the low/moderate-income communities of the City
of Rochester, New York. The General Manager is responsible for the overall
operation of the credit union including staff recruitment, training and
supervision; budgeting and financial reporting; fundraising; marketing and
public relations; committee support. This position is responsible to the
Board of Directors.

Knowledge of the community development movement a plus. Experience in
management, marketing and public relations helpful. Must be
technologically literate; spreadsheet experience required.

Salary range mid-30s plus benefits package.

Submit resumes and references to: Carol Schwartz, Board Presiden, PNFCU,
470 West Main Street,
Rochester, New York 14608

You can also contact Carol Schwartz via e-mail at cschwartz@monroecounty.gov

Deadline for resumes/references is Friday, February 7, 2002.





Fecha - 14-01-03
Nombre: Caroline Dommen
Email: caroline.3d@fastbird.ch
Comentarios: Geneva-based NGO is looking for a
Programme Assistant (Human Rights)




We are
a non-governmental organisation whose activities aim to ensure that trade rules are developed and applied in a way that promotes sustainable development and is consistent with human rights. We focus on the activities of the World Trade Organization. We have undertaken this work so far under the framework of 3D Associates and are now creating a new organisation to launch new a new programme of activities that will focus specifically on trade, human rights and sustainable development.



The Programme Assistant
will provide support to the Director and other staff in setting up the new organisation. In the first instance, this post will require the Programme Assistant to carry out a wide variety of tasks, including helping draft the statutes and contracts, installing office equipment and setting up the internal management systems: this is why we are looking for a flexible and resourceful individual who knows who to turn to in Geneva for expertise in these varied areas. Once the administrative structures are in place, the Programme Assistant will continue to carry out administrative duties, but will spend an increasing amount of time on substantive work, including research on trade and human rights, writing background documents and organising meetings.



We are looking for someone who

· has sound knowledge of international human rights law and policy (1 - 4 years experience, whether through study or work),
· has had experience working in an office,
· is meticulous and methodical and at ease with numbers. Knowledge of accounting systems and software would be a distinct advantage, but willingness to learn would suffice,
· is a reliable, dynamic and creative individual with the capacity to work independently, as well as part of a small team,
· will enjoy the challenges and diversity involved in being part of a new project,
· is familiar with Swiss and Geneva institutions and processes, and preferably active in local social, cultural or political life,
· is a Swiss national or has a valid work permit.


If you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae, a short covering letter, and the names of two referees to 3D Associates, 43 rue de Neuchâtel, 1201 Geneva, email: caroline.3d@fastbird.ch We will only consider applications from candidates who meet the criteria set out above. Deadline for applications: 24th January.



3D Associates, 43 rue de Neuchâtel, 1201 Genève
email: caroline.3d@fastbird.ch

Fecha - 14-01-03
Nombre: Microfinance Gateway
Email: emcgap@ids.ac.uk
Comentarios: Devfinance: The latest microfinance vacancies
MICROFINANCE JOBS MARKETPLACE
at the CGAP Microfinance Gateway

13 Jan 2003
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There are 55 vacancies currently listed in our Microfinance Jobs Marketplace
http://www.microfinancegateway.org

You can subscribe to our regular bulletin at
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/sjob.htm

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Project manager-microcredit/rural industry, Bhopal, India.
Offered by: Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation - LHWRF
Probable closing date: [10 Mar 2003]

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Full time manager, Bangladesh.
Offered by: International Consulting Group
Probable closing date: 14 Jan 2003

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VOLUNTARY: Bookeeping and accounting for micro finance, Nigeria.
Offered by: Winrock International
Probable closing date: [10 Mar 2003]

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VOLUNTARY: 2 Database designers and trainers for a rural micro-finance institution,
Kafanchan, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Offered by: Winrock International
Probable closing date: [10 Mar 2003]

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VOLUNTARY: Technical advisor, Kafanchan, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Offered by: Winrock International
Probable closing date: [10 Mar 2003]

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Chef de projet - programme d'assurance maladie, Cambodge.
Offered by: GRET
Probable closing date: 10 Apr 2003

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Consultant - Small enterprise loan program, Turkey.
Offered by: LFS Consulting
Probable closing date: 30 Mar 2003

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Microfinance resident project manager, Kenya.
Offered by: Development Partnerships
Probable closing date: [06 Feb 2003]

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Field-based microfinance technical advisors, Central Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Offered by: Save the Children Federation
Probable closing date: 31 Jan 2003

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Programme manager, West Africa.
Offered by: Co-operative Housing Foundation - CHF
Probable closing date: [15 Jan 2003]

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Loan programme manager (Part-Time), Oakland, CA, USA.
Offered by: Oakland Business Development Corporation
Probable closing date: 19 Feb 2003

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Business development specialist, Gallup, New Mexico.
Offered by: Northwest New Mexico Community Development Corporation
Probable closing date: [19 Jan 2003]

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Technical advisor, Mongolia.
Offered by: Mercy Corps
Probable closing date: 31 Jan 2003

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Microfinance specialist, Mali.
Offered by: World Education
Probable closing date: 15 Jan 2003

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Microfinance expert (m/f), Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
Offered by: Oikocredit
Probable closing date: 30 Jan 2003

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Find a microfinance job:
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/fjob.htm
Microfinance internships:
http://www.microfinancegateway.org/internjob.htm
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Microfinance Gateway
Institute of Development Studies,
Sussex University, Brighton BN1 9RE, UK
Email: cgmonitor@www3.ids.ac.uk




Fecha - 13-01-03
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: <>
Fecha Lunes, Enero 13, 2003 1:41 am
NCB Development Corporation , Oakland, CA - Loan Officer I

Please send resumes to fax 202-336-7701 or email to resumes@ncb.coop:

Nature & Scope As a loan officer, this person will be responsible
for meeting the goals and objectives stated in
NCBDC's Community Investment Group (CIG) Charter
School, Health Care and/or Economic Development
tactical plans. In addition, this position will be
charged with on-going portfolio, relationship and
credit management responsibilities, training and
development of junior staff and potential
development and implementation of line of business
strategic and tactical plans.

Responsibilities 1. Business Development
Include 60%
Relationship Management, Business Development and
Underwriting, requiring a willingness to travel up
to 20%. Experience working primarily with
community-based organizations and/or non-profit
service/membership organizations; must have an
ability and interest in developing new business in
the identified lines of business (Charter School,
Health Care and/or Economic Development) and in
developing strong relationships with industry
experts.
2. Portfolio Administration and Risk Management
20%
Ability to underwrite, structure, and document
loans of all types with minimal assistance;
excellent oral and written presentation;
exceptional ability to build rapport with
non-traditional borrowers with a goal of
identifying and managing risks associated with this
type of lending; perform the credit reviews,
including quarterly financial reviews, annual site
visits, credit memoranda and ensuring all reviews
are completed in a timely manner. This includes
communications with the borrower, checking
compliance with loan terms and ensuring the timely
completion of all renewals, extensions and
financial updates.
3. Strategic/Tactical Plan Development and
Implementation 10%
Work with CIG leader and market sector leaders to
learn lines of business, set strategy, and develop
tactical plans that support the strategy.
4. Training and Development
10%
Set training and development goals for self and
share knowledge and experience with other team
members. Act as coach and mentor to credit
analysts to develop stronger credit skills.


Minimum Bachelors degree in finance or other business
Qualifications related field preferred or commensurate experience.
Other qualifications include:
· sales presentation/negotiation skills
· mastery of various financial products and
services available to meet project needs
· loan documentation and function
· structuring options and parameters
(repayment, pricing, collateral)
· strong business development skills
· experience working with/lending to the
non-profit community




Fecha - 06-01-03
Nombre: Sandra Williams
Email: swilliams@alamomha.com
Comentarios: This is a new position. Job Opening: Finance Manager

The Organization:
Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association is a private non-profit affordable
housing developer/owner with properties located throughout Bexar County
Texas. Alamo Area MHA currently owns 5 multifamily properties and is in
development on three other properties. Two properties are owned by LIHTC
Limited Partnerships.

The Position:
Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association finance manager oversees the
organization's finances including its $3,000,000 annual budget. The finance
manager plays a leading role in preparing budgets, projections, financial
analyses and other reports, and in developing and implementing Alamo Area
MHA's financial management systems. The Finance Manager works closely with
the Alamo Area MHA staff and board of directors, as well as with other
consultants and professionals in providing strong financial leadership.

The Finance Manager is responsible for the following functions:

1. Overseeing organizational financial systems and finances, including
preparing financial statements, projections, reports and analyses;

2. Managing the annual audit;

3. Working with the executive director and division directors to prepare the
annual organizational and project budgets;

4. Designing and implementing financial and project management systems as
needed to guide the organization's current and future operations.

5. Maintaining relationships with financial service providers and state
agencies;

6. Working with the Board Finance Committee; and

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years related experience,
knowledge of not-for-profit accounting practices, demonstrated experience in
Low Income HOusing Tax Credit and bond financing of affordable housing
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Quickbooks, Peachtree and
other software programs. Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting or
finance. The finance manager must demonstrate strong analytical, oral and
written communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate
will be an organized, detailed self-starter who is also able to manage a
number of responsibilities simultaneously, and to work as a supportive
member of the staff team. S/he must demonstrate the ability to exercise
initiative, use sound judgment and solve problems efficiently, taking the
needs of others into account The successful candidate will also be
committed to social justice and have an interest in contributing to Alamo's
mission of expanding affordable housing opportunities for San Antonio
families.

Alamo Area Mutual Housing welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds to
join us in our exciting and rewarding work.

Compensation: commensurate with experience
Schedule: full-time
Starting Date: immediate
To apply please submit a letter and resume to :

Sandra J. Williams, Executive Director;
swilliams@alamomha.com
Phone: (210-731-8030
Fax:(210) 731-8025


Fecha - 21-12-02
Nombre: Karen Klick
Email: karenk@piedmonthousing.org
Comentarios: Position Announcement

Loan Officer


Piedmont Housing Alliance, a regional non-profit and certified Community Development Financial Institution with a mission to improve the lives of low and moderate income families and individuals, seeks an experienced and creative loan officer for its housing and community lending activities. Responsibilities include managing existing funds and loan portfolio; originating and closing new loans; implementing loan policies; developing new products; maintaining and creating relationships with partners. Ideal candidate has experience with mortgage lending, real estate financing, housing and community development. Bachelor’s degree and strong computer, organization, and communication skills required. EOE. Send resume by January 10th to Deputy Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance, 2000 Holiday Dr., Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22901; fax 434-817-0664; email pha@avenue.org.

Fecha - 18-12-02
Nombre: pdforum@pdforum.org
Email: pdforum@pdforum.org
Comentarios: [pdforum-l] Re: Immediate consulting opportunities: Zambia and others



DO NOT REPLY TO THE PD FORUM.


Subject: Immediate consulting opportunities: Zambia and others


I am looking for people who would be interested in being considered to do
one or more assessments of the potential for conflict in several African
countries over the period January, 2003 through June. These include 3 or
4 weeks of field work in the countries.

The most urgent one is scheduled to start in mid-January and will focus on
Zambia. It involves 3-4 weeks of field work, including a workshop on
conflict analysis and program review in the country Other possible
projects after that one are for Tanzania, Malawi, Sudan, Namibia, and
Congo.

Ideal candidates for these roles would know the politics, history and
socio-economic structures of the country; have background in conflict
analysis and experience in doing data-based analysis of the sources of
actual or potential conflict in particular places; and speak any languages
that may be required for a given country. An advanced degree in a social
science is usually essential.

I am especially interested in engaging inidividuals with this kind of
experience who are from the countries involved or from the immediate
region.

If you know of someone who would be interested and might qualify, please
send their email address to me or ask them to send their CV (resume) to
this email address, as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Michael Lund
Senior Associate
Conflict and Peacebuilding
Management Systems International
600 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024 USA
www.msiworldwide.com
MSI office: 202-484-7180 (x110) Fax: 202-488-0754; mlund@msi-inc.com
Home office: 202-966-4265 Fax: 202-966-4265/0614; email: mslund41@aol.com






Fecha - 17-12-02
Nombre: Devjobs
Comentarios: Table of Contents

There are 9 messages in this issue:

Message 1 - Project Director in West Africa for The World Conference on
Religion and Peace +b
Message 2 - Vacancy: MSI Mali D&G LT Positions +b
Message 3 - Program Coordinator-Burundi +b
Message 4 - Advocacy Trainer for Associations - Egypt +b
Message 5 - ROL/Human Rights/D&G Fulltime Position at MSI +b
Message 6 - Program Manager - West Africa +b
Message 7 - Immediate Opportunity: Ag Economic Development Manager +b
Message 8 - Job Openings at Mercy Corps +b
Message 9 - ReliefWeb Vacancies Update

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Message 1

Project Director in West Africa for The World Conference on Religion and
Peace +b

Posted by: Lisa Stuffle lstuffle@wcrp.org

The World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) is an international,
interreligious coalition that seeks to promote dialogue and cooperation
among representatives of the world's religious traditions in order to seek
common action for peace. WCRP has been working in the region since late
1996 to support the efforts of religious leaders to build multi-religious
cooperation and to enhance the role that religious communities can play in
the reconstruction, reconciliation and development of their societies. WCRP
is currently seeking a person to fill the position of Project Director for
West Africa in order to continue and further develop these initiatives.
Please see our web site: www.wcrp.org for project history and more
information.

POSITION
The Project Director is responsible for day-to-day management of all
aspects of WCRP's project work in the West Africa region. These duties will
include program management, financial accountability, and staff supervision
in the regional office in Freetown covering our work with the
Inter-Religious Councils in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Cote
d'Ivoire. There are possibilities for the position to assist in the
development of a future Pan-Africa program. The position must be flexible
for possible re-location to other African countries in the future. The
Project Director reports to the Program Director for Conflict
Transformation at the WCRP/International Secretariat in New York.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to)
* Assist in the development and support of representative inter-religious
councils throughout the region.
* Maintain regular contact and close working relationships with relevant
religious leaders in the countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and
Cote d'Ivoire; when appropriate assist in building relationships with
relevant religious leaders in other African countries.
* Travel frequently throughout the region in monitoring and evaluating
current WCRP program activities with the Inter-Religious Councils.
* Design and implement peace building project activities consistent with
WCRP program goals for West Africa. Assist in the coordination of WCRP
activities with women and youth groups.
* Implement a capacity building program with the inter-religious councils
including training in finance, administration, organizational development,
strategic planning, leadership, mediation/negotiation, conflict resolution
and peace building.
* Coordinate and facilitate regular inter-religious regional meetings to
prepare and implement region wide peace building efforts.
* Represent WCRP with other international organizations, NGOs, local
governments and organizations in the region.
* Oversee staff in the region, including hiring all local staff and
coordination with WCRP NY in hiring international staff.
* Prepare regular narrative and financial reports for the International
Secretariat and periodic narrative and financial reports for project donors
in coordination with the International Secretariat in New York.
* Oversee financial management of project grant funds and providie regular
financial reports to WCRP/International.
* Assist in program development and proposal writing towards strengthening
the projects in the region.
* Possibility of assistance with a new Pan-African program and the need to
travel and/or re-locate to other areas.

QUALIFICATIONS: Please only apply if you meet all of the stated qualifications
* Minimum 3 years experience of living and working in Africa.
* Graduate degree in international relations, peace and conflict
resolution, religion, or a related field.
* Minimum 5 years experience in field-level program implementation and
management in conflict resolution, interreligious cooperation, and/or civil
society development.
* Excellent training skills and experience in the areas of organizational
capacity building and peace building/conflict transformation.
* Excellent English verbal and written communication skills and effective
representational skills.
* Program development and proposal writing experience.
* Strong management and organizational skills, particularly in working with
multi-religious staff and groups.
* Active involvement with a faith community.
* Knowledge of one of the main languages in the region is preferred.
* Not a family post.

Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package including life,
health, disability, housing allowance.

DEADLINE December 19 2002

Fax cover letter and resume/CV to AO (212) 983-0566, email to:
aoliver@wcrp.org or mail to AO, WCRP, 777 UN Plaza, 9th Fl., New York, NY,
10017. No phone calls please. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Lisa Stuffle
World Conference on Religion and Peace
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 687-2163, ext. 12
Fax: (212) 983-0566
Website: www.wcrp.org

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.

____________________________________________
____________________________________________

Message 2

Vacancy: MSI Mali D&G LT Positions +b

Posted by: Geri Critchley GCritchley@msi-inc.com

Democracy and Governance LT Project, Mali, West Africa

MSI, Management Systems International (www.msiworldwide.com) is seeking US
citizens, US permanent resident aliens (green card holders), Third Country
Nationals, and Host Country Nationals for the following long term positions:

1) COP +b

Required: 15+ years experience in national level policy, local governance,
or local civil society/community organization strengthening; French
language fluency; USAID COP or Team Leader experience or comparable high
level project oversight responsibilities; Strong team building, strategic
planning, and monitoring and evaluation experience; Extended work
experience in Francophone Africa, Mali-specific country experience
preferred; US citizens, US permanent resident aliens (green card holders)
required

2) National Civil Society Advocacy Capacity and NGO Policy/Enabling
Environment Expert +b

Required: 10 + years experience in national civil society advocacy capacity
building and policy/enabling environment; French language fluency; USAID
or USAID Contractor or Grantee experience, or comparable ; Work experience
in Francophone Africa

3) Local Governance Capacity Strengthening Expert +b

Required: 10+ years experience in local governance assistance programming;
French language fluency; USAID or USAID Contractor or Grantee experience,
or comparable; Work experience in Francophone Africa

4) Community-Based Advocacy and Community Organization Capacity-Building
Expert +b

Requirements: 10+ years experience in community-based advocacy or community
organization capacity building; French language fluency; USAID or USAID
Contractor or Grantee experience, or comparable ; Work experience in
Francophone Africa

5) Financial Manager +b

Requirements: 10+ years experience in financial management for
USAID-related contractor or grantee; French language fluency

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
gcritchley@msi-inc.com

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.

____________________________________________
____________________________________________

Message 3

Program Coordinator-Burundi +b

Posted by: Recruiter careers@imcworldwide.org

Organization: International Medical Corps

Job description: International Medical Corps (IMC) seeks a Program
Coordinator to oversee the implementation of activities in Muramvya. The
selected candidate will coordinate and monitor all IMC programs. Report to
Country Director in Bujumbura. Produce monthly and quarterly activity
reports for IMC, authorities, and donors. Serve as a liaison with local
authorities and counterparts, UN and NGO agencies. Oversee project
logistics, finance and administrative support for regional sub-office.
Represent IMC in coordination meetings. Maintain development of all data,
indicators, statistics and health information of IMC programs. Make regular
visits to the program sites. Oversee program activities and provide
technical support to the IMC teams. Actively prioritise standards for
monitoring and evaluation. Supervise and implement security procedures.
Perform additional tasks as required by the regional Director.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate will possess extensive previous
field experience with relief-development organizations. Appropriate medical
or clinical degree. Knowledge of the African context and complex
emergencies. Finance, Administration and Logistical background. Computer
proficiency in MSOffice, Internet; specialized Public health-Epidemiology
software highly recommended. Organizational skills, flexibility,
leadership, and team spirit. Fluent English and French required.

Starting date: ASAP

Salary range: Optional on your part to state

Deadline: 1/31/2003

Submit applications to: Recruiter

Email address: careers@imcworldwide.org

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.

____________________________________________
____________________________________________

Message 4

Advocacy Trainer for Associations - Egypt +b

Posted by: Amy Maher AMaher@acdivoca.org

ACDI/VOCA, a US-based international development organization delivering
technical assistance to businesses and institutions, is recruiting for an
Association Advocacy Trainer for a two-week assignment in Egypt in
January/February.

The consultant will work with the Boards of Directors of four associations
to help them better serve their members through developing and implementing
their own advocacy initiatives. The consultant will assist each
association in defining the role and benefits of advocacy; assess advocacy
issues; develop an effective approach and strategy; plan an advocacy
campaign; and develop and implement advocacy approaches, such as networks,
lobbying, media relations and constituency building.

Qualifications required are extensive practical and professional knowledge
and experience in association advocacy; strong training and communication
skills; ability to identify the activities common to successful
member-based organizations; and competence in conveying these concepts to
leaders and members. Experience in developing nations, especially Africa
and the Middle East is strongly desired.

Please forward electronic résumé/cover letter to roster@acdivoca.org ,
referencing "Advocacy Trainer for Associations, Egypt" in subject line. No
phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Amy Maher
Associate Director, Recruitment
ACDI/VOCA
50 F St, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-383-4986
Fax: 202-626-8726
E-mail: amaher@acdivoca.org
Visit our website at www.acdivoca.org

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Message 5

ROL/Human Rights/D&G Fulltime Position at MSI +b

Posted by: Geri Critchley GCritchley@msi-inc.com

Fulltime position available at MSI (www.msiworldwide.com ) for an upper mid
level/senior Rule of Law/Human Rights expert with experience in South Asia
(including Afghanistan and Pakistan) or Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union.

Democracy and Governance analytical expertise, management expertise and
USAID experience required. US citizenship necessary.

Location: Washington, DC.

Deadline: January 4, 2003.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: gcritchley@msi-inc.com

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Message 6

Program Manager - West Africa +b

Posted by: Human Resources HRREC@chfhq.org

Organization name: CHF

Job description: Program Manager - West Africa
Code: PMA/JC
The Program Manager will be responsible for establishing the field office
and preparing for the rapid expansion of community development and
microfinance activities. The Program Manager will develop financial
projections and set goals for the program, create and execute budgets,
oversee daily operations of the new office, and manage a staff of host
country professionals. The Program Manager will have the responsibility for
developing private sector collaborations including multinational
corporations and construction sector businesses, and key relationships with
community leaders.
Requirements:6 to 8 years minimum experience in international development
program management, including experience in the development and
implementation of community development and micro-finance programs
required. Candidates have significant work experience in francophone West
Africa. Candidate must be able to travel freely between the US and West
Africa on a regular basis. Fluency in both English and French is absolutely
essential.
CHF does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected
characteristic, including, race, sex, national origin, religion, age,
disability, or citizenship. We welcome and encourage candidates of all
nationalities to apply.
Excellent benefits package and competitive salary offered.

Starting date: Winter 2003

Deadline for submission of applications: 1/15/03

Submit your applications to: HR

Applications must be emailed to: hrrec@chfhq.org

Instructions to applicants: Interested and qualified applicants need to
send a resume with a cover letter detailing available start date and salary
history/requirements to hrrec@chfhq.org . Resumes must be received by
January 15, 2003.
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Message 7

Immediate Opportunity: Ag Economic Development Manager +b

Posted by: Chris Balzano, cbalzano@deloitte.com

Deloitte Emerging Markets, the specialized development consulting arm of
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, has an immediate opening for an Agriculture
Economic Development Manager in Serbia for the U.S.A.I.D. Community
Revitalization through Democratic Action (CRDA) Program. This program
began in July 2001 and will operate until July 2006. Four pillars support
the program: economic, infrastructure, community and environment. The first
year of operations focused on targeted grant-funded economic interventions
to expand the markets to which agricultural producers could sell, and
delivered $1.5 million in equipment and technical assistance to 45
businesses, cooperatives, associations, and service providers in 18
municipalities. Year 2 program broadens the involvement of community
members in improving the agricultural competitiveness of southern Serbia's
livestock and fruit sub sectors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Economic Development Manager will perform the following tasks:
* Manage the Economic Development program, including writing RFPs & RFAs to
select implementation partners for actions identified by sector working
groups, conduct workshops to educate press and public and private sectors
about competitiveness, & report on results;
* Train livestock and fruit sector working groups to gradually assume more
responsibility for implementing competitiveness program;
* Provide training and technical assistance to businesses, associations and
cooperatives as appropriate;
* Build the technical skills of CRDA national staff;
* Work in close cooperation with CRDA staff implementing other Intermediate
Result program activities;
* Maintain regular administrative and program support communications with
Deloitte Project Manager in Deloitte home office; and
* Respond to the Mercy Corps Chief of Party (COP), the senior manager for
overall CRDA programmatic and operational issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* MBA or equivalent educational/professional background;
* 5-10 years experience in rural economic development;
* Experience managing human and financial resources;
* Previous experience working on USAID projects;
* Experience managing grant and/or technical assistance programs;
* Oral & written communication skills in English; and
* Teamwork and flexibility necessary to work in project situation.

TO APPLY:
Please email resumes to emergmarkets@deloitte.com referencing the email
subject as "DJ -Serbia". EOE M/F/D/V

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Message 8

Job Openings at Mercy Corps +b

Posted by: Rosalyn Tanicala rtanicala@mercycorps.org

Finance Manager- South Asia +b

The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of daily financial
operations for this high profile, multi-donor operation. This experienced
professional will also ensure compliance with donor regulations,
procurement and reporting requirements.

The successful candidate will have a MA/S in accounting/finance or
equivalent and 5 years advanced accounting, fund accounting, financial
management and auditing experience. Demonstrated ability to effectively
lead a team is necessary as well as proven ability to think strategically.
Ability to work in an unstable and volatile environment is essential. Four
years of grant management experience including budget preparation and
analysis and financial report preparation is required. Regional
experience, emergency experience and a familiarity with local languages are
preferred.

For more information, and to apply for this position, please visit our
website at www.mercycorps.org . Click on "Jobs."

Sumatra Project Manager- Sumatra, Indonesia +b

The Sumatra Project Manager will have primary responsibility for
implementing the Soy Milk and Vitadele (complementary food) projects under
agreements with ACDI/VOCA and USDA.

This individual will coordinate with local partners to develop and
implement the complementary nutritional and health education project
through local health posts. Additionally, the Project Manager will oversee
the distribution of soy milk to schoolchildren through local partner
agencies. In this role, the Project Manager will have responsibility for
the management of the Sumatra branch's operation and staff.

This position requires a BA/S or equivalent in a relevant field and a
minimum of 5 years experience in nutrition, food processing and
distribution. Three years international field experience with nutrition
education, financial and inventory tracking and management systems and
demonstrated skill with managing and reporting commodities is necessary.
Proven skill in management of a project staff and ability to mentor
national staff. Demonstrated ability to successfully produce and manage
documents in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications is
required. Proven ability to closely coordinate and cooperate with other
agencies and international organizations is vital. Effective verbal and
written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization skills
are necessary. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow
procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with
team members is required. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and experience
driving in Asia is preferred.

For more information, and to apply for this position, please visit our
website at www.mercycorps.org . Click on "Jobs."

Emergency Support Officer- Washington, D.C. +b

The Global Emergency Operations (GEO) team helps to spearhead Mercy Corps'
response to both natural and man-made emergencies worldwide. We are
currently looking for an experienced and energetic individual to join the
team as an Emergency Support Officer (ESO). The ESO will deploy to actual
or potential emergency areas to help establish and support response
operations. As part of these efforts, the ESO will be responsible for key
support functions such as procurement, financial systems set up and
management, logistics, and human resources. The ESO may also assist other
team members in performing initial assessments, composing detailed
situation reports, and managing initial implementation activities, as
appropriate. The ESO will help to ensure that the agency's emergency
interventions are designed and implemented in such a way as to facilitate a
well-coordinated transition to longer term programming activities. The ESO
may also work to strengthen the agency's overall emergency response
capacity by supporting on-going initiatives relating to disaster
preparedness planning, security management, staff training, and the
documentation of lessons learned and other relevant issues.

This position requires a minimum of four years in an administrative or
support function with a humanitarian non-governmental organization;
experience in setting up and managing financial systems; experience in
procurement, logistics, and human resource management; and a minimum of two
years experience in field emergency/relief settings. The successful
candidate must demonstrate an understanding of complex emergencies, related
security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies; an
understanding of security management strategies, protocols, and related
communications equipment preferred; and have the willingness to deploy on
short notice to difficult and often times insecure environments.

Additional experience in assessments, program conceptualization, and
writing preferred. The successful candidate is a proven team player, has
the ability to effectively represent the agency in dealings with external
audiences, and is committed to incorporating longer-term
reconstruction/development considerations into initial relief interventions.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our
website at www.mercycorps.org . Click on "Jobs."

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Message 9

ReliefWeb Vacancies Update

From: rw_viaemail@reliefweb.int

Applications for positions should be sent directly to the organisation in
question.
For details, see : http://www.reliefweb.int/vacancies/

Job Title : Chief Finance Officer
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/37D2B8DC3196DA10C1256C850076D3B7

Job Title : International Recruiter-Indonesia
Job Location : Indonesia (Jakarta)
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/AAD29618CA7B4754C1256C85007AB504

Job Title : Logistics Officer
Job Location : Afganistan (Kabul & Talaquan)
Organisation : Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/70A884770CB221A5C1256C86003E3F9D

Job Title : Programme Manager
Job Location : Sierra Leone (Kenema)
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/CE2F638F743D05F0C1256C860041967C

Job Title : Country Director - Angola
Job Location : Angola
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/DE9DC61FC2665CE5C1256C860041DDA2

Job Title : Humanitarian Programme Coordinator
Job Location : Kenya (Nairobi & Lokichokio)
Organisation : Oxfam GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D6564D199D0C6563C1256C860057570C

Job Title : Water Sanitation Program Manager
Job Location : Sierra Leone (Kono)
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/60EFBF4196C3C04FC1256C8600592CA2

Job Title : Training Consultant - Reintegration Program for
War-Affected Children
Job Location : Sierra Leone
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/9BECA64F9C1657CCC1256C86005AB31E

Job Title : Deputy Food Security Sector Coordinator
Job Location : Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Organisation : CARE
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4BE34866A27E999DC1256C86007B3828

Job Title : Short Term Expert in Emergency Services
Job Location : India (Gujarat)
Organisation : ARCOTRASS GmbH
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/A6CEF31CB556BAD5C1256C87003457B9

Job Title : Short Term Disaster Medicine Expert
Job Location : India (Gujarat)
Organisation : ARCOTRASS GmbH
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/64365F3A8AC8B892C1256C870035B7EE

Job Title : Logistician
Job Location : Afghanistan, Northern (Shibrighan, Jwazjan Prov.)
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/B92EA31019E4C903C1256C8700526478

Job Title : Country Director
Job Location : Angola
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D39FB09968F819E3C1256C870052FDDB

Job Title : Food Security Advisor
Job Location : Zimbabwe (Harare)
Organisation : Save the Children UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/5B7FE80B06C19185C1256C87005446E6

Job Title : Child Rights & Protection Co-ordinator
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Save the Children UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D2529E071B57F0B1C1256C8700540245

Job Title : Programme Manager - GOAL Sierra Leone
Job Location : Sierra Leone (Kenema, Eastern District)
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D99931B4BDD4644EC1256C870053F96A

Job Title : Medical Coordinator
Job Location : Sudan (Khartoum)
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C1CF93676255EF84C1256C8700558EB5

Job Title : Hydraulic Engineer
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : INTERSOS
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/FCD19E418B48DA8AC1256C870055854A

Job Title : Project Engineer
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (Manono, Kiambi & Mulongo Zones,
North Katanga)
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D5BD4C47CB48837AC1256C870057E21B

Job Title : Obstetrician
Job Location : Sierra Leone (Kenema)
Organisation : Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/AFA05FB14ABA3854C1256C87005A0B92

Job Title : Director
Job Location : Yugoslavia, Fed. Rep. of (Kosovo)
Organisation : American Refugee Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/F3C371D6319BCD30C1256C87007554A2

Job Title : Anesthetist-Rapid Response Team
Job Location : Not specified
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/2BFCBB7D2F305508C1256C880001330E

Job Title : Surgical/Scrub Nurse - Rapid Response
Job Location : Worldwide
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E337C9D4B1CF414CC1256C88000283EC

Job Title : Senior Program Manager
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kandahar)
Organisation : Mercy Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/122E79618A5D1890C1256C8800042067

Job Title : School Rehabilitation Project Manger
Job Location : Afghanistan (Taloqan)
Organisation : Mercy Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/12D75CEE57414E9FC1256C88000455E4

Job Title : Finance and Administration Manager
Job Location : Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)
Organisation : Mercy Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/DA9D8DCA63DF862DC1256C880004CC5D

Job Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Job Location : Croatia (Zagreb)
Organisation : Mercy Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/EF33949090527ACFC1256C8800047B30

Job Title : Trauma Surgeon - Emergency Response
Job Location : Not specified
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E3DD5FFEE5CDCBD3C1256C880007F108

Job Title : Programme Manager
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Oxfam GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/F5E4199EB3F9E364C1256C89002C2536

Job Title : Executive Assistant
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Oxfam GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/831DDDDE3A40372DC1256C89002C931A

Job Title : Administrateur - Financier - Logisticien
Job Location : Burundi (Bujumbura)
Organisation : Avocats Sans Frontières - Belgium
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E843EB48BDB9034BC1256C8A003A5371

Job Title : Gender Researcher
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Amnesty International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/8C44A1ED8DB93D78C1256C8A003D4EF6

Job Title : Thematic Researcher - Administration of Justice
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Amnesty International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/A5E329073AEF6171C1256C8A003DF6E8

Job Title : Video/TV Producer, P-3
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4049260148F3903EC1256C8A005C226E

Job Title : Coordinator
Job Location : Yugoslavia, Fed. Rep. of (Serbia)
Organisation : Médecins du Monde
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/FDF0F789BB235CF5C1256C8A005C515E

Job Title : Physiotherapist
Job Location : Afghanistan (Herat)
Organisation : Handicap International France
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/6DB6D6C2A115B446C1256C8A005D747F

Job Title : Malaria Control Specialist
Job Location : Angola (Huambo)
Organisation : Oxfam GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/7BC390A2C2364520C1256C8B004A6ABA

Job Title : Responsable Administratif Financier
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Aide Médicale Internationale
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/2BF2E2D697F89979C1256C8B0052A39B

Job Title : Laborantin
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (South Kivu)
Organisation : Aide Médicale Internationale
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/55D0ADF96B9C718CC1256C8B005B1401

Job Title : Reproductive Health Team Leader
Job Location : Sierra Leone (Kenema)
Organisation : Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/5EC15CABAE8AABE5C1256C8B005984E8

Job Title : International Law and Child Rights Researcher, Israel /
OPT
Job Location : United Kingdom (London)
Organisation : Save the Children UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/9D2F7DFBA377C83FC1256C8B0058AD29

Job Title : Médecin / Projet VIH
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (South Kivu)
Organisation : Aide Médicale Internationale
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/9F8F9B3F8D2A2F72C1256C8B005ABAAC

Job Title : Socio Anthropologue
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (Goma)
Organisation : Médecins du Monde
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/321F0D4A33AEBD67C1256C8B005D7CB4

Job Title : Infirmier(e)s (2)
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (South Kivu)
Organisation : Aide Médicale Internationale
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/ED14A035822A1C02C1256C8B005D328E

Job Title : Fellowship - Human Rights
Job Location : USA (New York)
Organisation : Human Rights Watch
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/85D10CE5EAF09487C1256C8B006548B4

Job Title : Burmese Interpreters /Translators
Job Location : Not specified
Organisation : International Committee of the Red Cross
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/2F45C1DEA4117F53C1256C8C00391C80

Job Title : Programme Manager
Job Location : Somalia (Somaliland)
Organisation : Danish Refugee Council
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/F933B1A2F5F7A394C1256C8C0039B849

Job Title : Social Protection Manager
Job Location : Rwanda
Organisation : Save the Children
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E076FE86625FDE80C1256C8C0045FBBD

Job Title : Health Advisor, Humanitarian Department
Job Location : United Kingdom (Oxford)
Organisation : Oxfam GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/353F2BA691346AE7C1256C8C005370BC

Job Title : Full Time Project Assistant
Job Location : Switzerland (Geneva)
Organisation : Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/350C4766E4ADBFA4C1256C8C0056E596

Job Title : Community Development Program Director
Job Location : Azerbaijan (Baku)
Organisation : United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/44AF2BBB42B7C70AC1256C8C005832D6

Job Title : Program Coordinator
Job Location : Burundi
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/98DD1FD9419AF0D8C1256C8C00628A03

Job Title : Health Program Manager
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (Bukavu)
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/CAEB68607D092878C1256C8C0063FBDD

Job Title : Country Director
Job Location : Ethiopia
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/8B8504E6669CA729C1256C8C00648072

Job Title : PHC/Nutritionist Nurse
Job Location : Ethiopia
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C931C2562345D40AC1256C8C00681E3A

Job Title : Nutritionist Trainer
Job Location : Ethiopia
Organisation : International Medica Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/EA44EBF8AFCA7144C1256C8C0067FE19

Job Title : Regional Technical Officer
Job Location : Thailand (Bangkok)
Organisation : International Medical Corps
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/390802697DE5E3A4C1256C8C00684D6E

Job Title : Education Project Coordinator
Job Location : Somalia
Organisation : Adventist Development and Relief Agency
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4E1246755BB5D062C1256C8D001E32A0

Job Title : Statistician (P-3)
Job Location : Switzerland (Geneva)
Organisation : United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/F4722884AC0CB1AAC1256C8D003655D7

Job Title : Nutritionists, Nurses with therapeutic feeding
experience, Food Security Officers, Medical/ Nutritional Co-ordinators,
Project Managers
Job Location : Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tajikistan
Organisation : Action Against Hunger
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/1775090135CA1476C1256C8D0037195C

Job Title : Chief Civilian Engineer
Job Location : Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo)
Organisation : SFOR (Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/DD9B3C7ED69296A4C1256C8D003C09A2

Job Title : Country Director
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : GOAL
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4443D0A248DEDEF3C1256C8D003C98B1

Job Title : Civil Engineer
Job Location : Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo)
Organisation : SFOR (Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/AFDE23F14960742FC1256C8D003CE8C8

Job Title : Medical Coordinator with special focus on EPI
Job Location : Congo, Dem. Rep. of (Ariwara and Mahagi)
Organisation : Malteser
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/FB77088DBD9962FAC1256C8D003C5040

Job Title : Trainer in Print & Radio Journalism
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Media Action International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4FEA769D1CE4AA16C1256C8D003D94D2

Job Title : External Liaison Officer
Job Location : Tanzania (Kasulu)
Organisation : CORD (Christian Outreach - Relief and Development)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/6E3188D66FB5CEDCC1256C8D003DE3AA

Job Title : Medical Co-ordinator
Job Location : Angola (Menongue and Luanda)
Organisation : Malteser
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D253F950DD240C53C1256C8D003E90FF

Job Title : Field Coordinator
Job Location : Guinea (N'zerekore)
Organisation : Lutheran World Federation
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/8B59C327BE600BD4C1256C8D00491D51

Job Title : Ärzte/-innen,
Krankenschwestern/-pfleger/Rettungsassistenten/-innen
Job Location : Kuwait and Iraq
Organisation : Malteser
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/16DE4164BD269E6CC1256C8D004BCB7E

Job Title : Consultant, Training of Migration Staff
Job Location : Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
Organisation : International Organization for Migration (IOM)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/49B2980052D01864C1256C8D00540849

Job Title : Consultant, Public Administration
Job Location : Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
Organisation : International Organization for Migration (IOM)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4DEE97AC925705D1C1256C8D0053CA27

Job Title : Consultant, Developing Migration Legislation
Job Location : Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
Organisation : International Organization for Migration (IOM)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/7FE4FD91659841DAC1256C8D00529802

Job Title : Arabic Interpreters /Translators
Job Location : Not specified
Organisation : International Committee of the Red Cross
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/803FDF618AABBDA7C1256C8D0054DE45

Job Title : Technical Trainer/Supervisor
Job Location : Sudan (Nuba Mountains)
Organisation : Landmine Action
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/6143D6DFBA90A8BDC1256C8D0059ED62

Job Title : Protection Coordinator
Job Location : Burundi
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/63FC3FD63C08B33DC1256C8D006C4913

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.


Fecha - 14-12-02
Nombre: pdforum@pdforum.org
Comentarios: [pdforum-l] Re: Job Opportuniyt with CCIC - Pogram Officer



DON NOT RESPOND TO THE PD FORUM.


Job with CCIC


Title: Program Officer, Policy Team
Supervisor: Coordinator, Policy
Location: Ottawa
Classification: Level 6 (unionized)
Date: One Year Contract: February 2003 to February 2004

INTRODUCTION

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is a coalition of
Canadian voluntary sector organizations working globally to achieve
sustainable human development. CCIC seeks to end global poverty, and to
promote social justice and human dignity for all.

The Policy Team is one of three program teams and is responsible for
providing research and analysis on CCIC policy priority areas. The team also
develops activities designed to promote policy development and learning among
CCIC members. The team participates in developing and facilitating a CCIC
membership mobilization strategy.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Officer will have responsibility for implementing and developing
CCIC’s trade and poverty program in 2003. Under the direction of the Policy
Coordinator, the Program Officer will work with the Policy Team to set
priorities and carry out CCIC's policy agenda with the membership. He/She
will bring expertise in policy analysis, development and dialogue to shape
CCIC’s programs designed to improve NGO collaborative policy capacities and
policy goals. The Program Officer will have an excellent knowledge of trade
and poverty issues, as well as some familiarity with the other policy areas
of the CCIC in common program.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement and help develop the CCIC policy program in the area of trade and
poverty by:

Providing leadership in the development and implementation of CCIC advocacy,
dialogue and research strategies with members and allies, focusing on the WTO
Cancun Ministerial, as well as the FTAA;
Collaborating with other CCIC teams to ensure coherence of organizational
strategy on trade issues;
Leading dialogue with CCIC members on trade and poverty issues and CCIC
strategies through the trade reference group and other CCIC events;
Scanning, analyzing and synthesizing relevant reports and information on
trade and development trends for the Secretariat or the broader NGO
community.

Facilitate and contribute to NGO policy development and collaborative
advocacy on trade and poverty issues by:
Participating in trade related coalitions for CCIC, including the Food
Security Policy Group;
Supporting CCIC working group policy initiatives particularly in the area of
trade and poverty, through assisting in goal setting, strategy development
and policy formulation in priority policy areas;
Writing for CCIC publications and other external publications.

Monitor, analyze, and liaise with government, parliament, and other policy
actors on trade and other priority development issues, by:
Supporting the Government Relations team and carrying out liaison initiatives
with government, parliament, academic, grassroots and other policy
constituencies;
Participating in NGO policy coalitions for CCIC in other areas such as
corporate social responsibility.
Support capacity building and learning programs for CCIC members in policy
and advocacy work by:
Participating in the policy capacity building program as determined through
work planning
Developing and implementing learning initiatives and programs to support CCIC
member NGOs in policy analysis, formulation and collaborative advocacy in
priorized policy issue areas, as determined through work planning.


Provide support for the ongoing operation and administration of the Policy
Team by:

Contributing to the development and carrying out of the workplan for the
Policy Team in co-ordination with other teams in the Secretariat Managing
projects related to the team's program including their financial management;
Preparing policies and proposals for CCIC's Board of Directors, Executive
Committee and other committees and task forces;
Supervising the work of consultants and temporary employees
Participating in regular workplanning, work review and evaluation with the
Policy Team
Performing other duties as requested to ensure smooth functioning of the
team.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

University degree in relevant field, preferably Masters, or equivalent
At least 4 years of relevant work experience including some experience in
policy research, international development analysis and NGO advocacy;
Strong familiarity with NGO advocacy and perspectives on trade and poverty
issues in Canada;
Familiarity with the general policy agenda of the Canadian NGO community
anglophone and francophone in including knowledge of international networks
Good knowledge of Canada's policy making process particularly as it relates
to trade and poverty issues;
Bilingualism in Canada's official languages is required;
Sound knowledge of international development theory and practice;
Understanding of gender analysis, the importance of gender equality, and the
role of women in development;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Capacity to work in a self-directed manner and to collaborate with others in
a team setting;
Good computer skills including Internet and email;
Writing and research skills;
Work experience in a developing country or community development experience
preferable.

Salary $48,643 per year plus a generous benefits package.

CCIC is committed to employment equity.

For more information, see the Development Policy section and the in common 10
Point Agenda on CCIC’s web site at www.ccic.ca

Application deadline: December 20, 2002

Application by external candidates will not be considered until applications
and interviews of internal candidates have been fully processed.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send resume and a letter of interest to:
Shelley Druce, Human Resources Specialist, CCIC
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, KlN 7B7
Email: dlacroix@ccic.ca







Fecha - 12-12-02
Nombre: Willy M. Rangira
Email: willy@wusc.ca
Comentarios: [pdforum-l] Volunteer Opportunity: Community Mobilization Advisor (Ghana)

Position: Community Mobilization Advisor
Executing Agency: World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

Host organization: Ghana Education Service

Location: District Education Office (DEO) in Kassena- Nankana District, Northern Ghana

Duration: 2 years

Start Date: February 2003

Closing date for applications: December 16, 2002

Project Description
Ghana is implementing a policy for universal basic education, known as "fCube", the program for "Free, Compulsory, Universal Basic Education". It is recognized by donors and by the government of Ghana that girls are currently under-represented within the education system. WUSC and GES administered a CIDA supported project from 1997-2002. The project supported joint initiatives to reduce the barriers to girls' access and participation in education at the districts, local communities and schools level. Efforts are well underway and ongoing monitoring and support would greatly increase the sustainability of efforts made to date.

Job Description
The Development Worker (DW) will provide technical assistance and advice to members of the community to enhance involvement with the school and to reduce barriers to girls' education.

The DW will:
Assist certain key members of the community to conduct information and education campaigns for the purpose of promoting enrolment and retention in schools and strengthening local Parents and Teachers' Association (PTAs).
Promote the participation of mothers in the PTAs
Assist local schools in strengthening the PTAs in selected schools and expanded communities
Monitor a revolving fund scheme of small income generating activities for mothers involved in the PTAs and transfer those skills to key PTA members and selected teachers
Assist the District Girls Education Officer to train community facilitators and carry out Information and Education Campaigns
Apply participatory approaches.
Expand monitoring of PTAs to include neighbouring school.

Qualifications & Experience Required
BEd or BA in related field (International Development, Social Work or Community Relations)
Experience in designing and conducting information, education and communication activities, preferably in areas of health, nutrition, education or gender issues
Experience in working with community groups and organizational strengthening
Ability to facilitate the development of community organizations
Overseas experience in a rural setting (preferably Africa)

Required Skills

Training skills using participatory methodologies
Adult teaching skills
Ability to be flexible, adaptable, patient, diplomatic and culturally sensitive
Ability to work as a team with government officials, civil servants, community leaders for the purpose of community capacity building
Ability to work with a translator
Ability to drive a motor bike is an asset
Ability to work and live in an isolated rural and culturally challenging environment
The working language is English, however, the development worker's effectiveness will benefit from efforts made to learn basic elements of local languages.
Benefits: Airfare; shipping entitlement; medical and life insurance; modestly-furnished housing; orientation sessions; annual leave; statutory holidays; and ongoing WUSC support from the field office located in Benin. Development Workers receive (non-taxable) allowances and a volunteer stipend. See our website for more detail: http://www.wusc.ca/world/working/vols-toc.html

Local support from the organization: Office space and computer will be made available.

Living conditions: Navrongo is located in Northern Ghana. The security conditions are average. Walking at night is not recommended. Property and personal safety measures need to be taken. Navrongo is a malarial area and a prophylaxis is recommended. A bungalow house with basic furnishings will be provided for the DW. The DW will be required to share accommodation with the other DW based in Navrongo. Transportation to the regional capital Bolgatanga is readily available. Transportation to the capital Accra, leaves Navrongo 4 days of the week and daily from Bolgatanga

Position open to Canadian Citizens or permanent residents only.

For more information on Ghana, please visit the following website: http://www.e-thologies.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Interested candidates should forward a resume and statement of interest by to the Recruitment Section at:
Email: recruit@wusc.ca
Fax: 613 798 0990.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
1404 Scott Street, P.O./C.P. 3000, Station/Succ. C
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M8

Site WEB Site : www.wusc.ca






Fecha - 10-12-02
Nombre: Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting
Email: infousa@esglobal.com
Comentarios: Devfinance: International Microfinance Consultants

International Microfinance Consultants

Ongoing Openings for Short and Long-term Contracts




---- Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting ---


Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting is an international consulting firm specializing in microfinance and small/medium enterprise (SME) development. Enterprising Solutions provides services including technical assistance, management consulting, evaluation, and research focused on microfinance and SME to international financial institutions, foundations, private sector companies, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, national governments and NGOs in over 20 countries. Working with a variety of investors and investment sources, Enterprising Solutions also provides financial advisory services for SMEs and MFIs.

Enterprising Solutions is part of the Chemonics-led consortium that was awarded the right to bid on USAID contracts for the microfinance component of the Accelerated Microenterprise Advancement Project (AMAP) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) over the next four years. The AMAP IQC will issue various types of microfinance contracts, ranging from technical assistance services and training, project design and implementation, performance assessment and program evaluation to commercialization of microfinance.

A young and growing company, Enterprising Solutions is seeking Associates interested in the possibility of joining our dynamic team of microfinance consultants and helping us to become the leading microfinance and small business consulting firm.

We are requesting an updated CV, along with a cover letter indicating your development values and approach to microfinance consulting. We will be sending detailed questionnaires only to those applicants with which we are interested in pursuing a relationship Please submit your CV and a cover letter by e-mail to: Director of Programs at infousa@esgobal.com (please reference International Microfinance Consultants announcement) by December 18, 2002. We thank you in advance for your consideration.



Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting
Florido 101, Col. Jardines de Tlaltenango
CP 62170, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Tel/Fax main office: 52 777 313-0438, Tel. US office: (1) 212 4200339, Fax: (1) 212 4200180

Enterprising Solutions is a private sector international development firm specializing in enterprising solutions for social, environmental and economically sustainable development.



Fecha - 02-12-02
Nombre: José Antonio González Pérez
Email: jag@IRNASE.CSIC.ES
Comentarios: [AMBIENTAL] BECA FPI
URGENTE
POTENCIAL BECA DE INVESTIGACIÓN

SE REQUIERE CANDIDAT@ PARA REALIZAR SU DOCTORADO EN BIOGEOQUÍMICA
(BECA FPI, Ver Orden de 28 Octubre 2002 en BOE)

Perfil:
Titulado superior reciente (1 Enero 2000 salvo excepciones) con titulación
acorde al tema de investigación propuesto y un buen expediente, que desee
hacer su tesis doctoral asociada al proyecto de investigación REN2002-04602-
C02-02:

DISTRIBUCIÓN Y COMPOSICIÓN MOLECULAR DEL “CARBÓN NEGRO” (BC) Y OTRAS FORMAS
DE MATERIA ORGÁNICA EN SEDIMENTOS DEL LITORAL SURATLÁNTICO. IMPLICACIONES
EN EL SECUESTRO DE CARBONO Y EL CAMBIO GLOBAL.

Plazo:
Finaliza el 12 de Diciembre de 2002

Contacto:
Los candidatos deben ponerse en contacto lo antes posible con:
Dr. Francisco J. González Vila (fjgon@irnase.csic.es) o Dr. José A.
González Pérez (jag@irnase.csic.es)
Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC).
Departamento de Biogeoquímica y dinámica de contaminantes.
Avda. Reina Mercedes 10, 41012 Sevilla.
Tel: 954624711 (Ext: 150, 163)

Mas Información sobre las becas en web del MCyT:
http://www.mcyt.es/becasfpi/default.htm


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técnica de RedIRIS - Red Académica española - (http://www.rediris.es)
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Fecha - 29-11-02
Nombre: Susannah Pinckney
Email: spinckney@weidemannassoc.com
Comentarios: Devfinance: Microenterprise Communications Specialist and Research Associate
Weidemann Associates, an international consulting business working in
microenterprise development, seeks to hire for two openings, described in
detail below. The closing date for each position is December 13, 2002.
Interested parties should email resumes to the email address listed for each
announcement. Thank you!

Microenterprise Communications Specialist

Summary
Provides professional writing and editing support related to the
microenterprise sector worldwide. Conceptualizes and designs communication
strategies, and then assists in or oversees their implementation. Reviews
and interprets technical material and prepares accurate and descriptive
abstracts and summaries. Interacts with customers to determine messages and
delivery mediums. Prepares the communications materials for print and
electronic distribution.

Duties and Responsibilities
. Collects or oversees collection of material related to microenterprise
development and prepares materials for distribution in print and electronic
formats, including fact sheets, articles, newsletters, technical notes,
reports, web sits and others.
. Participates in strategic planning, and manages and coordinates the
development, implementation, and completion of deliverables related to
communication initiatives.
. Performs research and analysis on specific issues as assigned and develops
comprehensive communications materials based on that analysis and
interpretation of issues.
. Plans and coordinates special events such as contractor meetings.
. Oversees the development and maintenance of comprehensive contact
databases of donor and practitioner organizations involved in
microenterprise services.

Required Skills and Experience
. Bachelor's degree in a related Business, Liberal Arts or Social Sciences
discipline with at least 5 years experience directly related to duties and
responsibilities.
. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
. Ability to analyze and interpret technical information and to develop
accurate and descriptive abstracts and summaries.
. Skilled in the use word processing and presentation software.
. Knowledge of media production and publishing principles and processes.
. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
. Two or more years working in a developing country context.

Desired Skills and Experience
. Master's Degree in a related discipline.
. Knowledge of research principles, methods, and resources.
. Experience with foreign languages preferably French and/or Spanish.
. Skills in the use of spreadsheet and database management software.
. Knowledge management initiatives.

Send Resume to CommunicationSpecialist@WeidemannAssoc.com or fax to:
(703) 525-6169 by December 13, 2002. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Microenterprise Research Associate

Weidemann Associates, an international consulting business working in
microenterprise development, seeks a Microenterprise Research Associate to
guide an Internet-based information processing system for developing
countries.

Duties include collecting, maintaining, analyzing and reporting micro
enterprise information worldwide. Information is collected from institutions
and companies that provide financial, business development services and
policy development services to micro enterprises. This position will oversee
preparation of questionnaires, data collection using Internet-based methods,
data management and document management. Upon request, this person will
conduct research about microenterprise development activities worldwide
using internal and external data sources. Other duties will be to manage and
replicate databases; produce reports from the database, support report
writing for customers and the public, distribute reports on-line and by
traditional methods and respond to information requests from customers and
the public.

Qualifications: Requires at least five years experience in microenterprise
development, two or more years in a developing country context, plus a
Bachelor's degree in a related subject matter. Must be detail-oriented and
self-directed. Must be able to communicate clearly the information required
from users and explain how to use the Internet based reporting system. Must
be able to the brief high-level company and government officials about data
reported through the system.

Preferred experience includes working with microfinance institutions and
business development services providers in developing countries. An advanced
degree such as MBA, MA, MS or its equivalent is useful. Statistical analysis
of economic and financial data is a plus. Persons who speak Spanish and/or
French will be given preference. Also preferred is experience with Microsoft
Office, Excel and Access, graphics and presentation software, and
preparation of items for print or web publication and web site maintenance.

Send resume to MicroenterpriseResearch@WeidemannAssoc.com or fax to
703-525-6169 by December 13, 2002. We are an equal opportunity employer.




Fecha - 22-11-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Opening: Finance Manager
Shared Interest is a social investment program that raises loan capital
and grants for community economic development in South Africa. Shared
Interest works through its South African partner, the Thembani
International Guarantee Fund, to provide technical and financial
assistance to grassroots financial intermediaries that extend credit for
very small businesses and low-cost housing to borrowers previously
denied loans because of their color, gender and income levels. In this
way, Shared Interest provides an opportunity for U.S. supporters to
participate in South Africa's democratic and equitable reconstruction.

The Position
Shared Interest's finance manager oversees the organization's finances
including its nearly $850,000 annual budget. The finance manager plays a
leading role in preparing budgets, projections, financial analyses and
other reports, and developing and implementing Shared Interest's
financial management systems. S/he works closely with Shared Interest's
executive director, the entire staff team and other financial
professionals, and is responsible for the following functions:

1. Overseeing organizational financial systems and finances, including preparing financial statements, projections, reports and analyses;
2. Analyzing guarantee applications and financials for South African micro-finance institutions and NGOs, and monitoring Shared Interest's exposure and risk;
3. Managing the annual audit;
4. Working with the executive director to prepare the annual organizational and project budgets;
5. Designing and implementing financial and project management systems as needed to guide Shared Interest's current and future operations.
6. Managing payroll, benefits and tax payments;
7. Preparing investor payments and managing investor records;
8. Maintaining relationships with financial service providers and state agencies;
9. Working with the Board Finance Committee; and
10. Coordinating work on finances with Shared Interest's South African partner organizations.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years related experience,
knowledge of not-for-profit accounting practices, demonstrated
experience evaluating and underwriting CDFI or small business loans;
proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Quickbooks and other database
software programs. Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting or
finance or CPA are a plus. The finance manager must demonstrate strong
analytical, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
S/he must be an organized, detailed self-starter who is also able to
manage a number of responsibilities simultaneously, and to work as a
supportive member of the staff team. S/he must demonstrate the ability
to exercise initiative, use sound judgment and solve problems
efficiently, taking the needs of others into account. S/he should also
be committed to social justice and have an interest in contributing to
South Africa's reconstruction.

Shared Interest welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds to join us in
our exciting and rewarding work.

Compensation: commensurate with experience
Schedule: full-time
Starting Date: immediate
To apply please submit a letter and resume to :

Donna Katzin, Executive Director;
donna@sharedinterest.org
Phone: (212) 337-8547;
Fax:(212) 337-8548; website: www.sharedinterest.org>
Shared Interest, 121 W. 27th Street, Suite 905, NY, NY 10001

Fecha - 22-11-02
Nombre: pdforum@pdforum.org
Email: pdforum-l@list.web.net
Comentarios: [pdforum-l] Program Officer Fund for Global Human Rights


Job at Fund for Global Human Rights
From: "Smita Varia"

Program Officer Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR) Position Available
Immediately

Background The Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR) seeks to strengthen the
human rights movement globally through grantmaking to local, national and
regional human rights organizations around the world. Over the past decade,
efforts to promote human rights have proliferated around the world, with
activists often working under adverse and even dangerous conditions. Despite
this critical work by grassroots human rights activists and increasing
attention to human rights problems, many organizations on the front lines of
the human rights struggle have little or no access to the resources they need
to expand the scope and impact of their work. The FGHR is devoted to meeting
the needs of these organizations by facilitating support for them where the
need is great and the resources limited.

The Fund’s goals are as follows:

1. To identify and assess local, national, and regional human rights
organizations addressing critical issues;
2. To create a process and criteria to provide funding and other supports to
these organizations;
3. To identify donors who wish to support human rights work and provide a
mechanism that meets their needs; and
4. To create fora and networks for exchange of ideas, strategies and mutual
support among otherwise isolated human rights organizations.

The FGHR will begin grantmaking in early 2003 with support for human rights
organizations in three different regions.

The FGHR seeks a Program Officer to support the Executive Director in all
aspects of developing the structure and operations of the Fund. Specific
responsibilities include:

·Working with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to develop
creative and effective grant-making procedures and to solicit appropriate
funding proposals; ·Identifying grantees and monitoring their work; ·Helping
to develop and work with an international network of advisors; ·Supporting
and building partnerships and coalitions with human rights foundations,
advocacy groups and other nongovernmental organizations; ·Engaging in
fundraising with institutional and individual donors; and ·Developing and
implementing strategies for increasing the awareness and credibility of the
Fund through the media and other outlets.

Significant international and national travel required.

Qualifications The Program Officer will work with the Executive Director in
building a new organization that will provide much-needed support to local,
national and regional human rights groups around the world. The ideal
candidate for this position will possess: ·A deep commitment to global human
rights and an understanding of the role that indigenous human rights
organizations play; ·Experience in fundraising and/or grant-making,
particularly in evaluating organizations and funding proposals; ·Experience
working with global organizations or other international experience;
·Familiarity with human rights standards and experience in human rights field
work; ·Excellent communication and writing skills; and ·Fluency in English,
and fluency in another language, highly desirable.

In addition, the Fund is looking for a candidate who is flexible; works
effectively with different groups—including funders, grantees, the media, and
government officials; is an excellent communicator who can represent the Fund
and the human rights issues and values it serves; is comfortable working in a
small organization that requires a hands-on style, and undertakes his/her
work with integrity, honesty, fairness, patience, discretion, energy,
graciousness and a sense of humor.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply The Fund will be conducting rolling interviews, until the position
is filled.

Please send, as soon as possible, a resume, cover letter, a writing sample
(no more than 10 pages, excerpts of a longer writing sample will be accepted)
and a list of references to: svaria@globalhumanrights.org

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. However, if you are unable to
send it through email, please mail or fax it to: Program Officer Search Fund
for Global Human Rights 1634 I Street, Northwest Suite 1001 Washington, D.C.
20006 Fax: (202) 783-8499

The Fund for Global Human Rights is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Smita Varia
Operations Manager
Fund for Global Human Rights
1634 I Street, NW Suite 1001
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: 202.347.7488
Fax: 202.783.8499
svaria@globalhumanrights.org

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Telephone: (613) 792-1006;
Fax: (613) 792-1206
E-mail: pdforum@pdforum.org
Please visit our website: http://www.pdforum.org
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NGOs, action-researchers, private sector representatives and policy makers
committed to promoting a philosophy of participation that advocates for
people\'s capacity and right to define and control their own development, in
order to achieve social justice and equality. By subscribing to the listserv,
you will become a member of the PD Forum. If you would like to join the PD
Forum, please contact us at pdforum@pdforum.org.







Fecha - 19-11-02
Nombre: a.uche
Email: a_nu44@yahoo.com
Comentarios: Program Officer job posting

Are you a self-starter?

Are you entrepreneurial?

Are you passionate about Nigeria’s development?


Then you may be the perfect candidate for FATE USA’s program officer position.


FATE USA is a nonprofit organization, which was created to fill a substantial vacuum in the provision of support for Nigerian entrepreneurs. Its goal is to promote economic development in Nigeria by marshaling the resources, support, expertise, technology, and networks that exist in the United States, and making these assets available to Nigerian businesses. The organization’s main office is in Boston, Massachusetts. It also works with liaisons in NYC, Washington DC, Chicago and Boston. (www.fateusa.org)


FATE USA is searching for a program officer.


Key Responsibilities:

- Work with the board to design and implement the organization’s operating strategy
- Design and implement a fundraising strategy
- Interface with the board, liaisons in over 5 U.S. cities, volunteers, funders and all other stakeholders
- Manage all communication and publicity efforts
- Support all volunteers
- Oversee all administrative tasks required to ensure the effective functioning of the organization
- Actively monitor the progress and performance of the organization

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelors degree; preference for background in management, marketing, business administration or international relations
- At least 2 years of experience within a reputable organization
- Strong project management, problem solving, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks
- Previous experience in Nigeria will be preferred
- Commitment to the mission and objectives of FATE USA

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to nnwuneli@hbs.edu before November 16th 2002.


2 Copley Place, 7th Floor, Boston MA 02116, Phone: 617-572-2990, Fax: 617-572-2991;

Website: www.fateusa.org

Fecha - 14-11-02
Nombre: Isabelle Barres
Email: ibarres@themix.org
Comentarios: Devfinance: The MIX - Senior Analyst Job Opening
The MIX (Microfinance Information eXchange), a new not-for-profit
corporation located in Washington, D.C. is looking for a Senior Analyst.

The microfinance industry is growing rapidly in developing countries,
providing opportunities and financial services to millions of poor people.
However, with most poor people still lacking access to basic financial
services, microfinance has yet to reach its full potential. One of the key
challenges to the development of financial services for the poor is the lack
of reliable, comparable and publicly available information on the financial
strength and performance of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). The MIX
intends to address this information challenge by promoting information
exchange in the microfinance industry. Its mission is to help build market
infrastructure by providing data sourcing, benchmarking and monitoring
tools, and specialized information services. The MIX is managing the
MicroBanking Bulletin, the premier source of microfinance benchmarks and the
MIX Market, the global information exchange for the microfinance industry.

The MIX is supported by CGAP and several not-for-profit private foundations
such as the Rockdale Foundation, the Citigroup Foundation, Deutsche Bank
Americas Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. More details on MIX
and its activities can be found at www.themix.org.

Senior Analyst Job Description

The Senior Analyst is responsible for promoting MIX services and enhancing
their value-added. Each Senior Analyst will specialize in one or more
region(s) and act as a coach for the Junior Analysts. The Senior Analyst
reports to the Executive Director.


Responsibilities:
· Act as a contact point for MFIs in a sub-region to collect, validate, and
update MFI, investor and macroeconomic data on an on-going basis (contact
management with MFIs, rating agencies, donors and researchers)
· Conduct financial analysis and provide feedback to selected MFIs on their
financial performance; act as a coach for the Junior Analyst when necessary;
Contribute to internal guidelines and procedures
· Represent the MIX at conferences or through the publication of articles
· Carry out field assessment of selected MFIs and write related reports
· Act as associate editor of the semi-annual publication "The MicroBanking
Bulletin”
· Provide technical assistance to microfinance networks to build their
capacity in benchmarking, and in improving standardization and transparency
· Work on one or more of the following tasks: update of the MIX web site and
other marketing materials, publication of the MicroBanking Bulletin, support
to regional networks/ Apex in performance monitoring
· Actively participate in industry-wide efforts to improve transparency and
work on other tasks related to the MIX as it grows

Qualifications:
· Masters in economics, finance, accounting/auditing, or relevant field or
MBA
· 3+ years experience in financial analysis
· Experience in Microfinance
· Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in written and
spoken Spanish and/or French is essential; other languages a plus
· Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
· Excellent computer skills (spread sheets, databases, word processing,
web-page management, statistical software) and communication skills (verbal
and written)
· Training experience preferred
· Medium-term commitment to the project (3-5 years), and ability to work in
a team


Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, writing sample, and
résumé to Isabelle Barrès at ibarres@themix.org, or fax them to (202)
659-9095 (please, no telephone inquiries). The position is located in
Washington, D.C., and the closing date is November 30, 2002. Only
candidates selected for an interview will receive a response.

The MIX is an equal opportunity employer.




Fecha - 01-11-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job: Vermont Development CU, COO
Sender: beam@vdcu.org

Chief Operating Officer

Vermont Development Credit Union

Vermont Development Credit Union (VDCU) is seeking a Chief Operating
Officer. S/he will join an award-winning depository CDFI that, along with
its affiliates, is initiating a strategic plan to become Vermont s
full-service, state-wide community development bank. The COO will be
responsible for ongoing operations in an atmosphere of rapid growth, will
head a three-person management team and a current staff of 22 and will
report directly to the CEO.

The successful candidate is already a leader and an enabler, is
organized, creative, a clear thinker, an effective planner who puts plans
into operation, an evaluator, comfortable with change and a polished writer
and speaker. S/he has a commitment to social and economic justice and will
bring energy and enthusiasm to the position.

This position requires a high level of financial management skills
combined with understanding and experience in community development. Prior
experience in a CDFI is highly recommended. Advance degree not mandatory
but helpful if in such fields as economic development, management or finance.

VDCU was chartered in 1989, has assets of $20 million, and reaches
throughout Vermont. With its signature counseling-based system, VDCU makes
loans statewide to populations not served by the mainstream financial
system. We also provide a widening range of financial services to
effectively reach our target market throughout the state. Refer to
www.vdcu.org to learn about VDCU. Equal opportunity employer.
Send letter of interest and resume to Caryl J. Stewart,
President, Vermont Development Credit Union, 18 Pearl Street, Burlington,
VT 05401.




Fecha - 01-11-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: CDFI job

Black Country Reinvestment Society are recruiting a Chief Executive to be
based in West Bromwich, UK. Please circulate this to anyone you think may
be interested.

Enquiries to Tel 0121 553 2620 email enquiries@bcrs.info

Black Country Reinvestment Society is a Community Development Financial
Institution (CDFI) lending to social enterprises and social economy
organisations in the Black Country sub-region of the West Midlands. It was
established in April 2002, and at present is managed by a Board of
Directors on a voluntary basis. We now have a vacancy for a Chief Executive

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new organisation that is
supporting the long-term sustainability of social enterprises in the
Black Country. The post-holder should have experience or understanding of
a lending environment (social lending desirable), experience of
working in the social economy, particularly with social enterprises. Above
all applicants should be able to demonstrate their entrepreneurial
abilities.

Salary up to £25,000 depending upon experience
37 hours per week
Location: Social Economy House, West Bromwich, West Midlands.
Closing date for applications: Friday 8 November, 5pm
Interview Date: Tuesday 19 November
For an application pack telephone 0121 553 2620, fax 0121 553 2663,
email enquiries@bcrs.info or write to BCRS, Social Economy House,
Victoria Street, West Bromwich, England B70 8ET.
For more information about BCRS see www.bcrs.info.
Application forms only. No CVs.

BCRS is an equal opportunities employer.




Fecha - 01-11-02
Nombre: Amy Westerholm
Email: awesterholm@mifa.org
Comentarios: Fecha Miercoles, Octubre 30, 2002 2:20 pm
Job Posting: Program Manager of the MIFA, Opportunity Banc, Memphis, TN


The MIFA Opportunity Banc is a Microenterprise program that provides business training, technical assistance and loans to low to moderate income entrepreneurs. Opportunity Banc is seeking a full time Program Manager. This individual will be responsible for program design, marketing, client screening and assessment, loan portfolio management, program evaluation, and fundraising. Qualifications: BA degree, two years experience in related field.


If you are interested in more information please contact Amy Westerholm at awesterholm@mifa.org


Amy Westerholm

MIFA, Opportunity Banc

Memphis, TN

Fecha - 28-10-02
Nombre: osama alshami
Email: osshami@yahoo.com
Comentarios: Devfinance: request for consultancy services
Dear Sir or Madam:
SFD (Social Fund for Development-Yemen) is pleased to
announce its request for consultancy services. Please
find the TOR and details on the services required
attached to this e-mail.

Interested individuals and institutions should direct
their correspondence to Mr. Kais Aliriani, Unit Head,
Small and Micro Enterprise Development Unit,
SFD,Yemen. E-

E-mail: kais@sfd-Yemen.org

Fecha - 28-10-02
Nombre: Emmanuel Aja
Email: eca_tci@yahoo.com
Comentarios: Fundacion de Accion manolo Taverez Justo inc.is a non profit organization with a team of great determination to help Dominican Children and the Poor Comunities.
I would like to get some information on how to get into your Grant for funds to anable us carry out our obligations.
Thanks in advance for your immediate respond to this e-mail.


Fecha - 27-10-02
Nombre: Jason Friedman
Email: jfriedman@assoceo.org
Comentarios: Position Announcement

StartSmart Business Counselor

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a private non-profit community development corporation providing financing and technical assistance to small businesses, social services and housing projects, seeks a business counselor for StartSmart, a microenterprise program for refugees and immigrants.

Primary Responsibilities: To provide assistance to refugees and immigrants who are interested in starting or expanding a small business.
Assistance includes providing entrepreneurship training, individual business counseling and support in obtaining financing. More specifically, the Business Counselor will work with the StartSmart Coordinator to design and deliver training, to provide one-on-one business counseling in a full range of business issues, and to help business owners prepare business plans and loan applications as appropriate.

Qualifications: Four-year college degree plus Masters degree in related field, business administration or professional designation. Experience with marketing, entrepreneurship training, business counseling, diverse populations and non-native English speakers. Strong analytical, organizational and communications skills. Ability to respond to a variety of business situations and to understand the needs of microenterprises. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.


Please send cover letter and resume by November 7, 2002 to:

Personnel Administrator
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
POB 268
Wiscasset, Maine 04578

The board and staff of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. value diversity in all aspects of program participation and employment. We are committed to equal opportunity through a continuing and effective Affirmative Action program.

Fecha - 23-10-02
Nombre: pdforum@pdforum.org
Email: pdforum@pdforum.org
Comentarios: Job Opportunity Program Officer, Organizational Development

Job Opportunity - Please do not respond to the PD Forum.

Please send all communications regarding this job opportunity to Shelley
Druce.

Shelley Druce
Human Resources Specialist
CCIC
1 Nicholas St., Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

Fax: (613) 241-5302


DEADLINE DATE EXTENDED

Please post or circulate
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Title: Program Officer, Organizational Development
Location: Ottawa
Supervisor: Coordinator, Organizational Development
Classification: Level 6 (unionized)
Salary Range: $48,643 - $51,332
Term: December 2, 2002 - July 31, 2004


INTRODUCTION

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is a coalition of
Canadian voluntary sector organizations working globally to achieve
sustainable human development. CCIC seeks to end global poverty, and to
promote social justice and human dignity for all.

The Organizational Development (OD) Team is one of three program teams and
is responsible for developing and leading programs to assist CCIC's members
to improve ethical standards, public engagement strategies, organizational
learning and the capacity to innovate and creatively manage change, both as
individual organizations and as a community. The Team also participates in
developing and facilitating a CCIC membership mobilization strategy. The
Team provides advice and support in process design and implementation to
CCIC's overall program.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Organizational Development (OD) Coordinator, the
Program Officer is responsible for implementing one or more program
components. Over the period of this contract, the major program priorities
for the OD team will be public engagement (including public deliberation),
the ethics program and a policy capacity building project. The Program
Officer will be a member of the OD team and contribute to the overall
functioning of this team. The particular focus of this position will be
capacity building.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides advice and collaborate in the CCIC policy capacity building
project:

* Works with the Program Officer in the policy team responsible for
this capacity building process;
* Provides leadership/guidance in the design of learning processes;
* Provides guidance in the design and development of tools and
resources on policy capacity building with members;
* Assists in the implementation of relevant capacity building
initiatives.

2. Facilitates membership learning and capacity building opportunities:

* Develops and implements workshops and other learning opportunities
for members;
* Provides facilitation and training support to CCIC's public
deliberation program;
* Researches and writies educational support materials.

3. Supports the CCIC ethics program:

* Organizes an ethical training and dialogue process with fundraisers;
* Explores potential for a working group on fundraising images.

4. Supports the OD Team as required on other initiatives:

* Undertakes ongoing research and scanning of the environment of
organizational change issues and of members' needs for organizational change
support;
* Provides ongoing consultative support to members on organizational
change issues;
* Collaborates and supports other OD program areas as appropriate;
* Analyzes learnings and results of organizational development
processes;
* Disseminates materials and learnings;
* Writing articles for use in CCIC and other printed communication
vehicles as appropriate;
* Monitoring Voluntary Sector sections of web site and providing
guidance re its updating and relevance for members.

5. Provides support for the ongoing operation and administration of the
OD Team:

* Contributes to the development and implementation of the workplan
for the OD Team in co-ordination with other teams in the Secretariat;
* Manages projects related to the team's program including their
financial management;
* Prepares policies and proposals for CCIC's Board of Directors,
Executive Committee and other committees and task forces;
* Supervises the work of consultants and temporary employees;
* Participates in regular workplanning, work review and evaluation
with the OD Team.
* Performs other duties as requested to ensure smooth functioning of
the team.



KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

* University degree, preferably a Masters, or equivalent;
* A minimum of four years of related work experience, preferably in
organizational development and/or adult education and capacity building in
the NGO sector;
* Excellent facilitation skills are preferred;
* Bilingualism in Canada's official languages (written and spoken) is
essential;
* Strong research and writing skills;
* Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
including sensitivity to gender and cultural diversity;
* Sound knowledge of international cooperation practice and theory;
* Knowledge of the NGO sector and/or experience in membership
organizations;
* Public engagement experience and knowledge of public dialogue
processes preferred;
* Strong computer skills (Word, internet, email);
* Capacity to work in a self-directed manner and to collaborate with
others in a team setting.

CCIC is committed to employment equity.

Application deadline: November 5, 2002

Interviews will be held the week of: November 11, 2002

CCIC offers a generous benefits package. For general information on CCIC,
please visit our web site at www.ccic.ca. We thank all candidates for their
interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Shelley Druce
Human Resources Specialist
CCIC
1 Nicholas St., Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

Fax: (613) 241-5302





Fecha - 21-10-02
Nombre: Miriam Djabali
Email: plibrary@planetfinance.org
Comentarios: call for project


Request for Projects : PlaNet Finance is seeking to finance microfinance institutions (MFIs). Preference will be given to MFIs located in Sub-saharan Africa and where PlaNet Finance has existing contacts or local representation.

Applicants requesting a loan from the Revolving Credit Fund must be microfinance institutions, defined as credit and savings cooperatives, village banks, mutualist organizations, or NGOs implementing microcredit programs and which foster micro-entrepreneurship or funding income-generating activities, in rural or urban areas.

Applicant MFIs must:

- have been in operation for at least one year. The Revolving Credit Fund program mainly targets young MFIs, whose growth has been limited due to lack of loan funds.

- have an interesting and detailed project.

- be situated in the zone determined by the RCF.

MFIs that satisfy the above three conditions are invited to fill in the application form at the following address: http://www.planetfinance.org/rcs/PlanetFinance/Site/Web/New_Site/Include/Inc_All/Fcr_Appel/index.jsp or by contacting us at fcr@planetfinance.org
Sincerely,


PlaNet Finance,
www.planetfinance.org



Fecha - 19-10-02
Nombre: Mary Rogier
Email: mrogier@ncclf.org
Comentarios: Please share the following job announcement

Professional Opportunity at the Northern California Community Loan Fund
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
October, 2002

Summary

The Development Director is responsible for planning and implementing NCCLF’s annual effort to:
· raise operating support from foundations, corporations and individuals;
· expand NCCLF's total lending capital (through both investments and grants); and
· maintain and increase NCCLF’s public visibility.


The Development Director’s major responsibility is to develop, coordinate and implement annual and long-range plans for resource development including both capital and operating support. At this stage in NCCLF’s growth, the Development Director will be asked to focus on expanding our individual donor campaign, including spearheading an active volunteer solicitation effort and coordinating one to two small annual fundraising events. To build public awareness of NCCLF’s mission and services, the Development Director coordinates the production of a newsletter, annual report and other marketing materials. S/he also oversees the maintenance of NCCLF’s database information management system for donors and investors.

The Development Director is part of NCCLF’s management team and manages the activities of the Board of Directors’ Development Committee. The Development Director supervises one staffperson and hires and supervises the work of writers, photographers, designers, event planners, and other contractors as needed.


Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced and resourceful development professional who is highly organized, motivated, and people-oriented, with a high level of communication skills and creativity. Expertise with grantwriting, individual donor development and major gift campaigns is especially desirable. Desired qualifications include:
· At least three years experience in development or related position.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Successful track record in fundraising for a nonprofit organization, including individual donor and major gift campaigns as well as successful experience in foundation and corporate fundraising.
· Ability to produce grants and reports on schedule.
· Excellent planning, organizational skills; ability to work as a team player in a busy and friendly cooperative environment.
· Expertise with word processing, database and spreadsheet software, including donor database management and report production.
· Initiative, enthusiasm and interest in community development and services for low-income communities

Compensation and other information: NCCLF offers a competitive salary based on experience, plus an excellent benefits package including health, dental and retirement benefits. Position is full-time, 40 hours per week, with occasional evening or weekend hours required. Position open until filled. NCCLF is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks to maintain a diverse staff.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Northern California Community Loan Fund. Attn: DD Search, 870 Market Street, Suite 677, San Francisco, CA 94102 OR fax to 415-392-8216 OR email to info@ncclf.org

The Northern California Community Loan Fund is a nonprofit community development lender and technical assistance provider dedicated to strengthening the economic base of low income and minority communities across northern California. Created in 1987 by socially concerned investors, NCCLF provides loans and technical expertise to nonprofit community-based organizations working to revitalize low income communities. Since inception, NCCLF has committed nearly $24 million to 169 projects and has helped nonprofits build hundreds of affordable housing units, create new jobs, and strengthen organizational and financial stability. Based in San Francisco, NCCLF has a revolving loan fund of nearly $12 million, a $1.1 million operating budget, a staff of eleven, an active volunteer Board of Directors, and over 150 individual, foundation, religious, and corporate investors. Please see our website at www.ncclf.org for more information.


Mary A. Rogier, President
Northern California Community Loan Fund
870 Market St Suite 677
San Francisco, CA 94102



Fecha - 19-10-02
Nombre: david whitefield
Email: dwhitefi@ucalgary.ca
Comentarios: Last months, a Carelton University/Health Canada report
warned about the dangers to users' health of excessive use
of electronic mail and similar means of communication.

It is for users and providers to decide how damages will be avoided.

Fecha - 16-10-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Position, NYC
Sender: peterbray@mindspring.com

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Application deadline: October 15, 2002

The New York City Financial Network Action Consortium (NYCfNAC) is a nonprofit
organization located in Brooklyn, New York that promotes low-income residents
of New York City gaining access to affordable financial services and credit
through the development of stronger community development credit unions. We
are seeking an experienced Business Loan Officer to develop and implement a
small business lending program on behalf of the city’s leading community
development credit unions.

NYCfNAC was formed in 1999 to address the capacity needs of its participating
credit unions and generate vital economies of scale. Specifically, NYCfNAC
provides operational, technical and financial assistance to assist their
development of new products and services, expansion of branch operations,
acquisition of technology, and marketing to the city’s large underserved,
low-income population. The creation of a shared branch network is in
progress.

The Business Loan Officer will coordinate and develop a joint lending
operation among NYCfNAC’s participating credit unions to enable them to better
serve the credit needs of small businesses within their communities. The
Centralized Lending Program will promote their sharing of large loans and
effective use of SBA loan guarantees. The Business Loan Officer may assist
NYCfNAC to extend this “back office” arrangement to other products and
services as part of the establishment of a credit union service organization
(CUSO).

Primary responsibilities:

· Identifying specific loan products, their underwriting criteria and pricing
· Developing proper procedures and processes for underwriting loans
· Developing effective marketing strategies
· Training credit union staff to enhance their participation and support
· Performing credit analysis and packaging loans referred by credit unions or
others
· Preparing detailed written loan reviews and managing approval process
· Negotiating loan structure and issuing commitment letters
· Maintaining accurate and complete loan files
· Coordinating with legal counsel
· Overseeing loan closings, loan disbursement and post-closing follow up
· Managing expectations of participating credit unions

Qualifications:

· Minimum 5-years experience with small business lending in an increasingly
responsible position
· Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills and attention to
detail
· Knowledge of community development finance field
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team
· Effective oral and written communication skills
· Computer literacy

· Ability to work cooperatively with community-based organizations, banks,
public agencies and individuals from various economic/cultural backgrounds
· Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred but not required
· B.A. degree

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include vacation;
medical and dental; 403(b) retirement plan

To apply: Submit a letter of introduction, resume and salary
history/requirements to:

Peter L. Bray
Executive Director
NYCfNAC
175 Remsen Street, Suite 350
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Email: peterbray@mindspring.com
Fax (718) 260-0085



Fecha - 16-10-02
Nombre: Sylvia J. Rosales-Fike
Email: rofike@ix.netcom.com
Comentarios: Job announcement in California

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Development Manager

The New America Foundation (New America) is an asset-building community
foundation founded in 1999 serving the economic development needs of
low-income new Americans in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area. New America
offers a unique model that gives new Americans (new citizens, immigrants and
refugees) a way to build assets by integrating their cultural roots and
building a commitment to their community. Our programs combine business
incubation, savings incentives, access to capital and community development
and are currently serving Latinos and Asian/Vietnamese microentrepreneurs.
Our administrative offices are located in Berkeley, California.

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Business Development
Manager to lead our Business Venture Broker program. This new position will
lead the development and implementation of strategic business initiatives to
help participants access markets and business opportunities. This position
reports to the President/CEO.

Responsibilities include:
1. Development of special initiatives in partnership with community economic
development departments of Bay Area city governments that may offer new
business opportunities to our program participants;
2. Working with local business associations, farmers markets, flea markets,
local fairs, and other similar organizations and create business
opportunities for our program microentrepreneurs;
3. Establishment of relations with established business owners, community
colleges, and other institutions for the purpose of recruitment of business
coaches for our program participants;
4. Coordination of assignments of business coaches to individual program
participants and tracks progress towards established goals;
5. Assisting with fundraising including relations with funders and proposal
writing;
6. Tracking data relevant to program evaluation and production of required
reports for internal and external purposes;
7. Other administration and program related duties as needed.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Master in Business Administration or any equivalent discipline. Minimum of 5
years of demonstrated experience in business development for urban
communities. Previous work with multicultural, immigrant communities is a
plus.
Other:
· Business management, marketing and sales experience a plus.
· Strong analytical skills: experience in concept and product development a
plus.
· High energy. Passion for nonprofit microbusiness/economic development
field.
· A networker, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Team
player.
· Strong computer skills.
· Excellent business writing skills.
· Knowledge of Spanish or Vietnamese/other Asian language a plus.

Compensation: $45K to early 50’s DOE, plus benefits. Wonderful work
environment. The New America Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter with resume and salary requirements to:
jmerrill@anewamerica.org or by mail to Search Committee for Business
Developer, The New America Foundation, 2974 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA
94703 or fax to 510/540-7786. Other ways to contact poster:
V: 510-540-7785, x302 ; F: 510-540-7786.





Fecha - 11-10-02
Nombre: Pdforum
Comentarios: Vacancy Notice
Project Manager
Evaluation and Assessment of Mine Action
The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is a
foundation promoting international cooperation in the field of mine action.
The Centre works in partnership with the United Nations, Governments,
Non-Governmental Organizations and all other groups active in the mine
action sector. It aims to provide advice and assistance to all its partners,
by providing a facility for the objective and impartial evaluation of mine
action programmes, and the assessment of problem areas affecting the setting
up of programmes for all facets of mine action (mine risk reduction,
minefield survey and clearance, victim assistance, stockpile destruction and
advocacy).
The GICHD now needs to hire a specialist to oversee the evaluation and
assessment functions carried out by the Centre, and to formulate methods for
such evaluation and assessment. The successful candidate will be based in
Geneva, but will be required to travel extensively, including to mine
affected countries. She/he will work as a senior member of a
multi-disciplinary team, containing staff with field experience from many
countries.
Qualifications and skills:
* A social science degree.
* At least five years experience in the evaluation of field
operations in general development, humanitarian or disaster relief work.
* The objectiveness and integrity to carry out unbiased
evaluations and assessments.
* The capacity and flexibility to accept new concepts and
ideas, and the inventiveness to create new initiatives.
* A track record in operating in challenging environments.
* The ability to interact effectively with a wide range of
stakeholders.
* The vision to ensure that the findings and recommendations
of evaluations are effectively utilized for planning and programme purposes.
Please send applications and CV to Mr. Ian Mansfield, Operations Director, 7
bis avenue de la Paix, PO Box 1300, CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland, by 31
October.
For further information please contact via:
Telephone +41 22 9061674
Fax +41 22 9061690
Email i.mansfield*gichd.ch
Visit the GICHD website at www.gichd.ch
Issued 8 Oct 02




Fecha - 09-10-02
Nombre: ACDI/VOCA
Email: amaher@acdivoca.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Rural Finance Consultant, Ethiopia
ACDI/VOCA, a US-based international development organization delivering technical assistance to businesses and
institutions, is recruiting for a micro-enterprise development specialist to be based in a rural area in Bahir Dar,
Ethiopia. The program will focus on partnering with local institutions to develop financial services and on- and
off-farm small business opportunities. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in
rural/micro-finance and business development service. Knowledge of basic MIS requirements for a large microfinance
institution, and USAID project management experience within Africa is required. Please forward electronic résumé/cover
letter and salary requirements to roster@acdivoca.org. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Fecha - 05-10-02
Nombre: pdforum@pdforum.org
Email: pdforum@pdforum.org
Comentarios: [pdforum-l] Re: Participatory Evaluation Expertise

This request from CIAT may be of interest to a number of pdforum members.
Lloyd


Dear Colleagues:

CIAT is setting up a new Institute called the Institute of Rural Innovation.
One of its purposes is to help researchers and development agencies learn
more about how innovations develop and disseminate. Monitoring, evaluation
and impact assessment are one way of learning about innovation.The W.K.
Kellogg Foundation has invited us to contribute to making an inventory of
evaluation expertise in Latin America, and we are expanding this initiative
worldwide.

I'm writing to ask for your help in locating some people and institutions
who could help us and various partners with program evaluation. We are
looking for expertise in any of the following:
1. participatory monitoring and evaluation
2. participatory learning
3. quantitative or qualititative impact assessment
4. formative evaluation
5. beneficiary assessments
6. project or program evaluation in rural or urban development, health,
education, telecommunications, natural resource management or agriculture.

Being an evaluator is more important than the sector or field.

We'd like to locate individuals with experience in any of the above types of
evaluation who could act as consultants from time to time, or who could
teach or mentor projects in the field, and whom we might bring together for
a workshop or two in the future.

Similarly we're interested in institutions with experience in any of the
above types of evaluation which might mentor field projects, or provide
capacity building in evaluation.

These could be any of the following individuals or institutions:

1. International expertise located anywhere in the world
2. Latin American expertise, either Spanish speaking or bilingual in Spanish
or English, located anywhere in Latin America
3. Expertise with specific regional capability; Central America; Andean
region; Brazil; southern cone etc.
4. Africa or Asia expertise

After we contact people and find out their interest, we will start
networking to identify how they and we can work together

If you would like to suggest anyone with relevant expertise whom we can
contact or would like your name and address to appear in the inventory,
please reply to j.ashby@cgiar.org with the contact data and if you have it,
a short description of the kinds of evaluation expertise that should be
registered.Then we'll be in touch.

Please reply to both me (j.ashby@cgiar.org) and Anna Knox (a.know@cgiar.org)
since PRGA is also in the process of establishing an expertise database to
help the program meet its growing demand for trainers and consultants in PR
and GA.

We hope this inventory will prove to be useful for you and reward any
contribution you make to it.

For further information please visit: http://www.prgaprogram.org/news.htm

Many thanks, and best regards,
Jacqueline


Jacqueline A. Ashby
Director of Research for Development and Rural Innovation
CIAT
AA 6713
Cali
Colombia

j.ashby@cgiar.org
tel: 572 445 0043
tel: 1 6650 833 6625
fax: 572 445 0073
www.ciat.cgiar.org







Fecha - 04-10-02
Nombre: Nonprofit Library
Email: nplib@JHU.EDU
Comentarios: International Philanthropy Fellows Program - Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Center for Civil Society Studies
International Philanthropy Fellows Program
Call for Applications
Academic Year 2003-2004


The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Civil Society
Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the International
Fellows in Philanthropy Program for the 2003-2004 academic year. This
program based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, affords an opportunity for
advanced study, research, and training for up to eight participants each
year who are involved in studying or managing private nonprofit, or
philanthropic organizations outside of the United States, or working as NGO
liaisons in the public or commercial sectors. Fellowships, which can be an
academic year or semester, are available at both the Junior and Senior
level. Special funding is available for Fellows from East Africa.

Eligibility:

We are soliciting candidates who: 1) have demonstrated a high degree of
interest, experience, and professional competence in research, management,
or general leadership related to the voluntary, nongovernmental, nonprofit,
or philanthropic sector; or 2) nonprofit liaison officers established by
governments and multinational organizations who play a role in linking with
nonprofit organizations through project partnerships, legal reform
initiatives, and a variety of other activities.

Candidates are expected to have attained a university diploma equivalent to
the American Bachelors of Arts or Science degree and be capable of carrying
out independent research and inquiry. A high degree of English fluency is
required as demonstrated by a score of 600 or higher on the TOEFL exam.

There are no restrictions as to nationality (except that US citizens are
excluded from eligibility). Fellows are required to attend the annual
International Fellows in Philanthropy Conference prior to their fellowship
year and are strongly encouraged to participate in subsequent annual
conferences.

For more information, or to download an application, visit:
www.jhu.edu/~philfellow or contact Carol Wessner (cwessner@jhu.edu).



Fecha - 04-10-02
Nombre: Julian Liu
Email: jliu@cesr.org
Comentarios: [ESCR-NET] FW: [POPML] John Hopkins fellowship for NGO professionals who are not from the U.S.
Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Center for Civil Society Studies
International Philanthropy Fellows Program
Call for Applications
Academic Year 2003-2004

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Civil Society
Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the
International Fellows in Philanthropy Program for the 2003-2004 academic
year. This program based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, affords an
opportunity for advanced study, research, and training for up to eight
participants each year who are involved in studying or managing private
nonprofit, or philanthropic organizations outside of the United States,
or working as NGO liaisons in the public or commercial sectors.
Fellowships, which can be an academic year or semester, are available at
both the Junior and Senior level. Special funding is available for
Fellows from East Africa.

Eligibility:

We are soliciting candidates who: 1) have demonstrated a high degree of
interest, experience, and professional competence in research,
management, or general leadership related to the voluntary,
nongovernmental, nonprofit, or philanthropic sector; or 2) nonprofit
liaison officers established by governments and multinational
organizations who play a role in linking with nonprofit organizations
through project partnerships, legal reform initiatives, and a variety of
other activities.

Candidates are expected to have attained a university diploma equivalent
to the American Bachelors of Arts or Science degree and be capable of
carrying out independent research and inquiry. A high degree of English
fluency is required as demonstrated by a score of 600 or higher on the
TOEFL exam.

There are no restrictions as to nationality (except that US citizens are
excluded from eligibility). Fellows are required to attend the annual
International Fellows in Philanthropy Conference prior to their
fellowship year and are strongly encouraged to participate in subsequent
annual conferences.

For more information, or to download an application, visit:
www.jhu.edu/~philfellow or contact Carol Wessner (cwessner@jhu.edu).

Nonprofit Library, Room 530
Institute for Policy Studies
Wyman Park Building
410-516-7167
nplib@jhu.edu




Fecha - 04-10-02
Nombre: Sharmi Sobhan
Email: ssobhan@gfusa.org
Comentarios: Devfinance: Reposting Bank Fonkoze CFO job posting
Fonkoze is Haiti's Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor. It offers
the following financial services: (1) microcredit (2) savings (3)
currency exchange (4) money transfers. Structured originally as a local
ngo, it is now in the process of spinning off its financial services to
form Haiti's first microcredit oriented commercial bank.

BANK Fonkoze S.A. (Haiti)
Job Description

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible to the Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) for all long-range financial matters and for the
establishment of company-wide financial and administrative objectives,
policies, programs, and practices that insure the company of a
continuously sound financial structure. S/He controls the flow of cash
through the organization and maintains the integrity of funds,
securities and other valuable documents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Establish and execute programs for the provision of the capital
required by the business, including negotiating the procurement of
capital and maintaining the required financial arrangements.

2. Supervise the production of the annual budget for the bank;
review, refine and implement the system for the strict control of and
adherence to the budget, and report monthly on the outcome of the budget
to the Board through the CEO.

3. Develop and implement a financial plan, including cash-flow
projections, which will enable the bank, while complying with all
regulatory requirements (liquidity, etc) to maximize its balance sheet
exposure, minimize exposure to risk and promote earnings potential to
achieve its corporate objectives and mission. The performance of the CFO
will be based on results to be measured against established targets and
set deadlines incorporated within the approved financial plan.

4. Lead the preparation of the financial statements of the bank,
including annual and quarterly financial reports and prospectuses.

5. Assess and implement improvements in the bank's accounting and
management information system:

* Study the reconciliation procedures and practices and set in
motion a mechanism for timely investigation and set off of
entries on suspense accounts
* Assess and develop an efficient reconciliation system with a
view to improving/expediting reconciliation of accounts and
strengthening internal control measures.

6. Review and implement improvements in the budgeting and planning
process at the bank.

7. Advise the CEO and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) on costing
systems and develop/establish appropriate systems for apportioning
overhead costs to the various profit/cost centers according to services
rendered.

8. Examine the corporate expenditure structure and suggest areas
where cost reduction can be made without affecting operations adversely.


9. Approve all agreements concerning financial obligations, such as
contracts for products or services and other actions requiring a
commitment of financial resources. Responsible for the financial aspects
of real estate transactions and executes bids, contracts and leases.

10. Provides insurance coverage as required.

11. Suggest measures to improve earning capacity through both
traditional sources and new avenues.

12. Review the bank treasury function and redesign/implement it as
necessary to ensure consistently adequate liquidity in day-to-day
operations as well as maintaining daily balances.

13. Ensure that all legally mandated reports, including the annual
financial statements, are produce on time and are of an acceptable
standard.

14. Develop and implement a management development plan to ensure
that the financial functions within the Department have trained and
experienced personnel to ensure orderly succession following completion
of the contract. This involves taking appropriate steps to ensure that
such trained personnel have acquired all requisite capabilities to
support the bank's financial operations, the financial accounting
reporting and controllership function and any other financial management
departments concentrated within this area. Progress in reaching
sustainability of financial and all other operations is a major goal and
therefore subject to periodic review.

15. Supervise the preparation of budget and accounting manuals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Directly accountable to the CEO and the board of directors through the
CEO for the performance of all responsibilities related to financial
management and administration.
Provides reports on company finances as
requested by the CEO and the board of directors.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 6 - 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in
management capacities within a financial institution, especially a micro
finance institution and/or commercial bank.
* Minimum of a university degree, with a major in finance or
accounting preferred. Masters degree beneficial.
* Good communications skills and the ability to work well with
people.
* Good leadership and teamwork skills.
* Fluent in English, French, and Creole.
* Understanding of and commitment to mission and values of Bank
Fonkoze S.A.

For more information, please contact Claude B. Labossiere at
claudelabossiere@hotmail.com
www.fonkoze.org



Fecha - 04-10-02
Nombre: Ros Boyle
Email: r.boyle@cdfa.org.uk
Comentarios: job opportunities with the new UK CDFI trade association

Three exciting new posts to support the development of transformational financial services for social change in the UK

The Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) is the newly formed trade association for UK Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are sustainable, independent organisations which aim to generate a ‘double bottom-line’ of social and financial returns by supplying capital and business support to financially excluded communities. We aim to build a thriving Community Development Finance sector in the UK by becoming a centre of excellence supporting the growth and development of our members. We are now seeking to appoint a team of senior executives:

Chief Executive - Salary package up to £65,000
Responsible for:
- strategy and policy development
- building capacity within the sector
- building a sustainable association

The ideal candidate will have impressive leadership and communications skills, higher level management experience, an understanding of finance and community development and a commitment to social change. Experience in organisation start-up and management, economic development/ business/ community lending will be advantageous.

Capacity Building Director- Salary package c. £35,000
Responsible for:
- developing excellent training programmes
- running our Annual Conference
- establishing our consultancy services

The successful candidate will have experience of developing and delivering training, of managing large events and will preferably have worked in CDF/ economic regeneration/ financial services. Experience in providing technical advice and consultancy and in working in or with a networking organisation would also be an advantage.

Information Director - Salary package c. £35,000
Responsible for:
- building a framework for performance and accountability
- developing CDFI sector benchmarks
- publishing the annual ‘State of Community Development Finance’ report
- information services including the CDFA website and newsletter

The right candidate must understand the issues facing CDFI’s regarding measuring their performance and will have experience of monitoring and evaluation, preferably of financial organisations, and of managing the production of publications. Work experience in CDF/ economic regeneration/ financial services would be preferable.


Interested applicants should obtain an information pack from: Selva Romero-Toledo, CDFA, 80-84 Bondway, London SW8 1SF, T: 020 7820 1282, Email: info@cdfa.org.uk Web: www.cdfa.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 25 October 2002


Fecha - 01-10-02
Nombre: Tanya Stergiou
Email: stergiou9@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Program Manager - Mexico


Job: Program Manager - Mexico
Posted by: Human Resources HRREC@chfhq.org

Organization Name: CHF International
Job title: Program Manager, Mexico
Place of Assignment: Mexico

Job Description: The CHF Mexico Program Manager will be based in Nuevo Laredo and responsible for assisting in the strengthening of the new office for the HILP in this US-Mexico border city and the rapid expansion of CHF development finance activities to neighboring cities. The Program Manager will conduct feasibility assessments in other cities in Mexico, develop financial projections and set goals for the program, create and execute budgets, oversee daily operations of the new office, and manage a small staff. The Program Manager will assist initially and later assume responsibility for developing private sector collaborations including multinational corporations and construction sector businesses, and key relationships with community leaders. The Program Manager will be responsible for submitting regular reports to the office in Juárez related to the loan portfolio, accounting and programmatic issues.

The Program Manager will be trained at the CHF/Mexico office in Ciudad Juárez and will familiarize him/herself with the procedures and policies.

Reporting: This position reports to the CHF Country Director for Mexico, but will coordinate closely with CHF Headquarters.

Qualifications and skills Required:
Five to 15 years work experience in the development sector, three years minimum in Latin America. Three to five years experience in the development and implementation of micro-finance programs required. Experience in low income housing and/or housing micro-finance strongly preferred. Program development experience a plus. Candidate must be able to move freely between Mexico and the US on a regular basis. Fluency in English and Spanish an absolute requirement. CHF does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected characteristic, including, race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, or citizenship. We welcome and encourage candidates of all nationalities to apply.

Starting Date: ASAP
Deadline for submission of applications: November 1, 2002
Submit your applications to: Human Resources
Applications must be emailed to: hrrec@chfhq.org

Instructions to applicants:
Excellent benefits package and competitive salary offered. Interested and qualified applicants need to send a resume with a cover letter detailing available start date and salary history/requirements to hrrec@chfhq.org. Resumes must be received by Nov. 1, 2002.
Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website - www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.




Fecha - 30-09-02
Nombre: Chris YH Kim
Comentarios: Looking for creative and talented managers and producers
who can work and earn on a part time basis



World Server Network TV (WSN TV) is a global education, entertainment and media organization. Our goals are to bring low-cost higher education and entertainment to the worldwide population, and to promote the spread of broadband internet access that will make it possible to achieve those goals.

Would you like to work in teams to develop online business, produce videos, television shows, and wide range of multimedia content on a part-time basis in an online environment? Are you interested in part-ownership of an innovative, forward-looking company?

Would you like to recruit and manage networks of thousands of talented, highly-motivated, creative individuals?

We are looking for creative, highly motivated an Executives, Managers, Exective Producers, and Members who either wish to design, develop and publish multimedia content in your areas of specialisation in the team of WSNTV100, or to teach in our newly opened WSN100 University at http://wsn100university.com on a part-time basis from home and on a profit-sharing basis.

More information is available by clicking the links below:
Information for Prospective Members at http://wsntv100.com/memberinfo.htm
our Ph,D/MBA curriculum and reward at http://wsntv100.com/reward.htm,
our co-ownership opportunities at http://wsntv100.com/wsntvemp.htm and.
Evaluation Methodology at http://wsntv100.com/evaluation.htm.

Should you have specific questions about WSNTV or what your role with us could be, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@wsntv100.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Chris YH Kim,, Chairman
WSNTV 100 Inc.
http://wsntv100.com

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Fecha - 28-09-02
Nombre: Laurie Hayley
Email: vrc@pdforum.org.
Comentarios: Part-time Job Opportunity as VRC Researcher!

Part-time Job Opportunity at the PD Forum!

A part-time position is available at the Participatory Development (PD) Forum
to enhance its Virtual Resource Centre (VRC). This is an exciting
opportunity to take part in the development of a useful electronic resource,
help in the growth of a cutting edge NGO, and will provide you with the
opportunity to network with PD practitioners, academics and researchers.

What is the VRC?
The VRC is a user-friendly consolidated body of current resources to draw
upon in order to enhance people's understanding and practice of
participation. The VRC is a compilation of electronic postings authored by PD
colleagues all over the world.

Job Description:
- Research current activities related to PD on the Internet and upload
appropriate documentation to the VRC.
- Assist in the marketing, growth and development of the VRC. This will
include:
-Communicating with organizations dedicated to participation.
-Meeting with the Project Manager, VRC Committee and web page technician
on potential ways to enhance the VRC.
- 10-15 hours per week @ $12/hour
- Flexible hours


Job Requirements:
- Interest and familiarity with participation and development.
- Basic HTML knowledge and comfort working with web sites.
- Internet research skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team.
- Language skills an asset.
- Some international experience an asset.
- Must be residing within the Ottawa-Gatineau area.


For more information, please visit our website at:
http://www.pdforum.org/vrc; or E-mail Laurie Hayley at: vrc@pdforum.org.

Resumes MUST be received by FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 2002 at 4:30 pm.

Please send your resume attention to:

Laurie Hayley
Project Manager
Participatory Development Forum
1404 Scott Street
PO Box 3000, Station C
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4M8
Tel: (613) 792-1006
Fax: (613) 792-1206
E-mail: vrc@pdforum.org





Fecha - 24-09-02
Nombre: Nonprofit Library
Email: nplib@jhu.edu
Comentarios: Martes, Septiembre 24, 2002 7:42 pm
A COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTBANKING-L@cornell.edu
Asunto Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies - International Philanthropy Fellows Program
Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Center for Civil Society Studies
International Philanthropy Fellows Program
Call for Applications
Academic Year 2003-2004


The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Civil Society
Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the International
Fellows in Philanthropy Program for the 2003-2004 academic year. This
program based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, affords an opportunity for
advanced study, research, and training for up to eight participants each
year who are involved in studying or managing private nonprofit, or
philanthropic organizations outside of the United States, or working as NGO
liaisons in the public or commercial sectors. Fellowships, which can be an
academic year or semester, are available at both the Junior and Senior
level. Special funding is available for Fellows from East Africa.

Eligibility:

We are soliciting candidates who: 1) have demonstrated a high degree of
interest, experience, and professional competence in research, management,
or general leadership related to the voluntary, nongovernmental, nonprofit,
or philanthropic sector; or 2) nonprofit liaison officers established by
governments and multinational organizations who play a role in linking with
nonprofit organizations through project partnerships, legal reform
initiatives, and a variety of other activities.

Candidates are expected to have attained a university diploma equivalent to
the American Bachelors of Arts or Science degree and be capable of carrying
out independent research and inquiry. A high degree of English fluency is
required as demonstrated by a score of 600 or higher on the TOEFL exam.

There are no restrictions as to nationality (except that US citizens are
excluded from eligibility). Fellows are required to attend the annual
International Fellows in Philanthropy Conference prior to their fellowship
year and are strongly encouraged to participate in subsequent annual
conferences.

For more information, or to download an application, visit:
www.jhu.edu/~philfellow or contact Carol Wessner (cwessner@jhu.edu).

Fecha - 22-09-02
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net
Comentarios: Mario, cuando empezaba a leer tu mensaje tenía la impresión que te estabas refiriémdome a Agora. Es caótica, imperfecta, modesta... Pero es una tenaz presencia, un aferramiento, simplemente porque no podemos parar el mundo, tenemos que viajar con él. Si tú estás aquí y yo estoy aquí, ¿por qué no ocupamos las energias que destinamos a la autoflagelación. Te aseguro que lo estaba haciendo cuando he recibido tu mail y nos dedicamos a descubrir cómo unimos mejor nuestros esfuerzos
Fecha - 22-09-02
Nombre: MARIO FRIEIRO-POMBO
Email: mariofrieiro@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Hace tiempo ya que disfruto con vuestro sitio.
Nuestro sitio representa un esfuerzo fallido "a priori" de "iluminación en un universo caótico".
Un país de habla hispana en proceso de involución comparativa a nivel universal.

Estamos incluyendo vuestro sitio entre nuestros Vínculos
Les felicito y les envío un cordial saludo
MARIO FRIEIRO-POMBO
Fecha - 21-09-02
Nombre: Luis Miguel Arias
Email: luismarias@lamolina.edu.pe
Comentarios: Estamos en la universidad entrando en conversaciones para plantear la
digitalizacion de un conjunto de cursos que se brindan a la comunidad
y que son muy bien recibidos desde cursos especificamente
administrativos a otros que abordan temas de produccion y crianza de
animales. La intencion es ofrecer estos cursos de formacion en
formato digital

espero que la cosa vaya avanzando y les informare con detalle

Luis Miguel Arias
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Fecha - 20-09-02
Nombre: Alec Gershberg
Email: GERSH@newschool.edu
Comentarios: job opening for assistant professor of quantitative methods

Assistant Professor/Quantitative Methods and Applied Statistics

The Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, a division of New School University, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor effective Fall 2003. Scholars from any field or discipline are welcome. The successful candidate will fit well in at least one of the Milano School's six programs and be able to teach introductory and advanced quantitative and research methods to students in all programs: Urban Policy Analysis and Management; Nonprofit Management; Health Services Management and Policy; Human Resources Management; Organizational Change Management; and Public and Urban Policy (Ph.D.). The successful candidate will show promise as an excellent teacher, dedicated student mentor, and a scholar with a strong commitment to research using statistical and quantitative methods and their application to substantive management and/or policy issues. Expertise in other research methods (e.g., survey design, non-parametric statistics, interviewing skills) is desirable but not required.

New School University, located in Greenwich Village in New York City, is an innovative educational institution founded in 1910 as a haven for intellectual freedom. Education and research at New School University are guided by the linkage between theory and practice, and members of the University community are committed to working toward creating a more equitable world.

Some teaching experience is preferred, and normally the Ph.D. should be in hand by the date of appointment. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application; curriculum vita; evidence of teaching performance (if available); representative published research, working papers, or a dissertation chapter; a statement of research interests; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Applicants should also arrange for letters of support to be sent directly by the references. Consideration of applications is on-going and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 3, 2002. Preliminary interviews will be held at the APPAM meetings in Dallas; the ACSP meetings in Baltimore, and the ASSA/AEA meetings in Washington, DC.

Send materials to Alec I. Gershberg, Methods Search Committee Chair, Milano Graduate School, New School University, 72 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 or via email to Stefanie Fail, Assistant to the Associate Dean, at fails@newschool.edu.

New School University, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.



Alec Ian Gershberg
Associate Professor
Robert J. Milano Graduate School
of Management & Urban Policy
New School University
72 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Ph: (212) 229.5311 x 1412
Fax: (212) 229.5404

gersh@newschool.edu
http://www.newschool.edu/milano/alec/Alec.htm


Fecha - 15-09-02
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net
Comentarios: Queridos colisteros; cuatro noticias interesantes: 1) nos hemos integrado al proyecto: SKILL SHORTAGE e.learning @LIS CALL 2002, 2) Realizaremos un happening ciudadano en Sinaloa, México, en la primera quincena de noviembre, 3) estamos negociando un acuerdo entre las Universidades de Las Palmas, Lleida, País Vasco, Autónoma de Sinaloa y dos universidades más latinoamericanas, una, supongo que Matanzas y la otra, no lo sé aún, para, crear una red temática sobre gobernanza local en Europa, África y Latinoamérica, en el marco de Intercampus, 4) en los próximos días, tendremos una reunión, en París, con las viejas “glorias” del Grupo de Estudios Comparados, para: perfilar nuestra edición: Interculturalidad/Identidad y nuestro proyecto de crear un marco virtual de biblioteca, investigación, debate y docencia de un diploma común de postgrado.

Parece que, de pronto, hubieran sonado campanadas de convergencias, La Universidad de Florencia y el gobierno Autónomo de Toscana, que son los autores del proyecto mencionado en (1), nos han invitado para participar en la creación, junto a un nutrido grupo de universidades, organizaciones con fines no lucrativo, empresas medianas y pequeñas y otros actores de América Latina y de Europa, que se propone crear r un marco virtual, apoyado en algunas acciones presenciales, para un planteamiento intercultural, interdisciplinario y pragmático de las demandas de la cotidianidad, que, abra nuevas perspectivas profesionales, nuevas utilizaciones de recursos, nuevas formas de organización, nuevos recursos y nuevos objetivos de un proyecto de desarrollo ciudadano. Nuestra candidatura como socios ha sido ya aceptada por el consorcio, como puede verse en: http://www.edscuola.it/archivio/lre/alis/index.htm. Ahora tenemos que participar, lo más activamente posible, en el avance en la búsqueda de estrategias para lograr un funcionamiento pragmático del consorcio, así como en el cumplimiento de nuestros objetivos: creación de una biblioteca virtual, que ayude a preparar perfiles de actores y de especialistas – incluido un postgrado-, en gobernanza local basada en una reestructuración de la sociedad civil, en África, Europa y Latinoamérica y que ofrezca, asimismo, un marco de información y de debate; de libre acceso.

Ahora entramos en un proceso que implica la elaboración del proyecto, que será presentado próximamente, a la convocatoria pertinente y que podría obtener, tiene, como indicaba anteriormente, un preinforme favorable una subvención aproximada a millón y medio de euros. La cantidad que podría correspondernos, visto el número de socios, sería modesta, Sin embargo, hay dos aspectos que me parecen más importantes: el reconocimiento y el pertenecimiento a un grupo con el que compartimos objetivos y en el que podemos mejorar sensiblemente las perspectivas tanto de producción como de estrategias.

El happening de Sinaloa adquiere un relieve especial. Queremos que sea una revitalización de nuestro debate virtual sobre participación ciudadano, reforzado por una serie de actividades presenciales, cuya agenda os será enviada pronto. Quisiéramos que, sobre todo los colegas mexicanos y todos los que pudieran, adhirieran al happening y (o) al debate virtual. Por el momento, como sabéis, carecemos de financiación. Sin embargo, tenemos las condiciones para realizar un e-debate, cuyos límites solamente pondremos nosotros mismos.

El acuerdo de constitución de red Intercampus de universidades está en un buen momento. En este mes tenemos que presentar un proyecto para constituir una red, entre las universidades indicadas, que se proponga el objetivo ya indicado en el consorcio previamente mencionado. Si fuera aceptada nuestra solicitud podríamos obtener unos 10.000 euros.

Finalmente, en la reunión de París, extenderemos el planteamiento anterior a otras universidades europeas, de donde provienen miembros de nuestro grupo que han mostrado interés en participar en el proyecto y que de hecho, lo han hecho, en el programa presencial de doctorado que ofrecimos en 1999-2001 y buscaremos alternativas de financiación en la Unión Europea (ALFA) y otros.



Creo que son muy buenas perspectivas; me gustaría que éstas detonaron una emergencia de autoestima al grupo y a todos nos que nos lean en esta página. Quiero terminar, aunque esté mal que yo lo mencione con la cita de la traducción del primer párrafo del artículo: “La musique dans les îles fortunés” que firmó Béatrice Didier, en el número de octubre de 1996 de la revista Europe:

La actividad cultural y artística de Las Palmas podría sorprender a quienes imaginan que Canarias no es sino un lugar que ofrece playas a los turistas. Este archipiélago que sirvió de plataforma a las expediciones de Cristóbal Colón, contempla, con razón, la posibilidad de jugar un papel activo en las relaciones internacionales. Carlos Ortiz de Zárate, profesor de la Universidad de Las Palmas, se propone hacer de su universidad, un punto de encuentro entre Europa, África y Latinoamérica y para alcanzar ese objetivo, ha organizado un coloquio y un seminario, en los que ha invitado a participar a universitarios de tres continentes, convocados para constituir el ambicioso proyecto del “Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Euro latinoamericanos”. Ampliamente interdisciplinario, este seminario, que se ha celebrado durante varios meses, ha dado pruebas de éste enorme proyecto no era una quimera

Os recuerdo a quienes lo habeís solicitado, el link de nuestra lista en Red Iris, donde teneis las indicaciones para inscribiros. Os recuerdo que en nuestra página: http://agora.ulpgc.es/ hay una buena cantidad de debates abiertos, de informaciones sobre la actualidad ciudadana, de demandas de colaboración, de preguntas, de ofertas de trabajo para el perfil que constituye nuestro objeto. Tampoco olvidéis que estáis a tiempo de proponer artículos para el primer número de nuestra revista, para el primer volumen de nuestra editorial virtual: Interculturalidad/Identidad para... todos nuestros proyectos....

Un abrazo Carlos

Fecha - 10-09-02
Nombre: amaher@acdivoca.org
Email: amaher@acdivoca.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Rural Finance Consultant
ACDI/VOCA, a US-based international development organization delivering technical assistance to businesses and
institutions, is recruiting for a micro-enterprise development specialist to be based in a rural area in East Africa.
The program will focus on partnering with local institutions to develop financial services and on- and off-farm small
business opportunities. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in rural/micro-finance,
micro-enterprise development and USAID project management within Africa. Please forward electronic résumé/cover letter
and salary requirements to rsavoie@acdivoca.org. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.




Fecha - 06-09-02
Nombre: Tim Hayes
Comentarios: VCDLF seeks Director of Operations to assist with Fiscal Management, Financial and Programmatic reporting, Technology management and management support to Director. Candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of finance and lending institution's organizational issues. Candidate must possess ability to multi task while maintaining attention to details. Proficiency in various accounting and Microsoft Office Products required. Excellent writing and communication skills required. CPA or MBA preferred with a minimum of 5 years of related work experience. VCDLF@Earthlink.net


Detail Description:

Fiscal Management: Implement all the methodologies required to manage the increased volume of cash that flows in and out of the organization, under varying terms and conditions. This includes:

* Policies and Procedures: Develop, maintain and refine written policies, staff and board procedures and internal systems that effectively ensure fiscal controls, track cash flow, income and expenses, assets and liabilities, and key performance ratios as the VCDLF grows.

* Systems: Develop and manage effective systems that ensure accurate tracking and reporting, as expected under GAAP and required by the VCDLF Board of Directors.

* Fiscal / Budget Management: Prepare, propose and manage VCDLF's annual operating budget in collaboration with the ED and Treasurer; manage cash, liquidity, investment and loan portfolios, and operating accounts; supervise compliance with travel and other expense guidelines

* Audit: Manage information required for the annual independent audit and serve as liaison with auditor.

Financial and Program Reporting: Supervise all of the internal and external reporting of financial transactions and status, including to those institutions that provide funding and capital support to VCDLF. This includes:

* Internal Reports: monthly internal financial statements, budget to actual, cash flow forecasts, financial and portfolio projections, , interest earnings, tracking key ratios, trends and other performance monitoring, and interpreting the annual audit results to senior management and the Board of Directors

* Analysis and Performance: Meet financial objectives by maintaining financial controls and analyzing financial results while ensuring that all funds are appropriately safeguarded and administered; help evaluate new program and product ideas for financial results recommends financial and recommend strategies to improve overall financial performance.

* Systems: Develop and refine information systems, including loan servicing systems, loan portfolio information, capital tracking, and overall database systems.

* External Reporting and Relationships: Dealing with staff, board members, investors, auditors, funders, investors, outside public accounting, legal, bank and other professionals.

* Funder Reporting: Ensure compliance with various funder reporting requirements - including foundation, corporate and government grants, and bank investments; manage contract-billing process with governmental organizations or other partners; and maintain database of funders, including scheduled interest and principal payments.

Management Support to ED: Provide support in the Executive Director's myriad of other administrative duties. This includes:

* Organizational Management: Assist with supervision of administrative personnel, both within the office and under professional services contracts; supervise bids and contracts with consultants; manage space, facilities, vendors, equipment, technology, and furnishings; administers and monitors insurance coverage; assist with strategic and business planning.

* Fundraising and Resource Development: Help develop proposals for funding, including operations, equity capital and debt capital; support contact with prospective and current funders (meetings, phone calls, reports); advise the ED in the development, evaluation and negotiation of new investment and debt agreements.

Board and Committee support: Helping the Executive Director support the work of the board by preparing and circulating agendas, compiling minutes, developing and circulating reports and other handout materials, carrying out follow-up activity after board meetings, and providing direct committee support to the Personnel, Finance, Audit and Governance committees.

Required or Desired Skills:

* Demonstrated knowledge of finance and organizational issues of nonprofit organizations
* Excellent organizational capacity, multi-tasking skills and attention to detail
* Excellent writing
* Computer proficiency, particularly in accounting and databases
* Creativity and responsiveness in communication and reporting


Timothy S. Hayes
Virginia Community Development Loan Fund
1624 Hull Street
Richmond, Virginia 23224
Phone 804-233-2014
Fax 804-233-2158
email: vcdlf@earthlink.net
web page: www.vcdlf.org

Fecha - 20-08-02
Nombre: jobs@devnetjobs.org
Email: jobs@devnetjobs.org
Comentarios: More International Development Jobs
Dear Colleagues,

For those among you looking for jobs opportunities in the International
Environment and Development sector will find the website
http://www.DevNetJobs.org run by a group of development professionals to be of
great help.

The website provides free access to scores of new job vacancies in the
Environment and International Development sector for all levels of
professionals. At the moment, there are 80 or so valid jobs still posted on the
website of www.DevNetJobs.org

It runs a free weekly mailing list of over 18500 members to provide latest job
updates through email. The list could be subscribed by sending a blank email to
developmentjobs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or writing to jobs@devnetjobs.org

Hope this informtion is helpful.

Best,
Jessica Matthews
DevNetJobs.org




Fecha - 09-08-02
Nombre: Susannah Pinckney
Email: spinckney@weidemannassoc.com
Comentarios: Devfinance: Recruitment Consultants for Microfinance in Nigeria
Weidemann Associates, Inc., an international development consulting firm
based in Arlington, VA (website: http://www.weidemann.org) is recruiting
financial specialists for long-term and short-term assignments related to an
upcoming USAID-funded microfinance capacity-building project in Nigeria.

The positions require an MBA or similar degree, and 5 to 10 years experience
in one or more of the following areas:
· microfinance and/or banking;
· micro, small and/or medium enterprise development;
· financial sector policy development.

In addition, strong candidates will have:
· Lived in Nigeria or similar countries;
· Achieved results under challenging conditions;
· Worked with USAID and/or other donors

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in being proposed for a
consultancy, please send your resume to: employment@weidemannassoc.com and
in the subject line please note: Nigeria Microfinance. Or you may fax your
resume to: Recruitment-Nigeria, 703-525-6169. Closing Date: August 15, 2002.
No phone calls, please.






Fecha - 09-08-02
Nombre: Faruq Faisel
Email: ffaisel@sapcanada.org
Comentarios: Job Opening: Fundraising Coordinator

Position Open - South Asia Partnership Canada

Fundraising Coordinator
(Ref. FC)

Position Type: 7 Month Contract - Full time, September 2002 to March 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: August 7, 2002
______________________________________________________________________
South Asia Partnership Canada is looking for a Fundraising Coordinator to
lead the implementation of its strategy to attract funds from non-government
sources in support of its program of public engagement in Canada and
strengthening its development partners overseas.

Overview
SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues,
with a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society
organizations in Canada. It is a member of SAP International, which serves
a network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia.

South Asia Partnership Canada is undertaking a fundraising strategy for the
first time in its nearly 20-year history. As a membership organization,
composed of non-profit, charitable agencies, SAP Canada intends to be
selective in its fundraising initiatives. It will build on its current body
of programming in Canada and with partners in South Asia and gradually
extend its reach of programs and resources to pursue new ideas. Most of SAP
Canada's support to date has come generously from the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA), and SAP Canada has determined that this support
needs to be balanced from other sources. SAP Canada plans to examine other
organizations, foundations, and elements of the public for new support and
programming relationships.

This new position will be initially for a seven-month plus period, to be
extended according to the circumstances at the time. The Fundraising
Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work with other
program and financial staff to pursue approaches in various sectors.

Responsibilities
The Fundraising Coordinator will:
§ Research and develop funding approaches to foundations, corporations, and
selected elements of the public; guide and lead SAP Canada in these
approaches
§ Develop Proposals: Work with other staff and partners to develop funding
proposals; advise on content and approach; write and edit
§ Develop basic and specialized materials to present SAP Canada and its
programming to other organizations, institutions and the pubic
§ Advise and assist on other fundraising initiatives, such as event
organization, building an endowment through major gift program.

Requirements
§ Experience in fundraising activities for the non-profit sector,
particularly for international development and public engagement activities
§ Demonstrated ability in developing and writing proposals for
non-governmental institutions and foundations
§ Knowledge of the foundation and corporate-giving sectors in Canada;
ability to research sources and develop working relationships with other
organizations and institutions
§ Writing and communication skills for work in this arena
§ Experience to advise on, and to participate in the development of, basic
and specialized communication materials for the organization
§ Ability to pursue initiatives on own and to work in a team environment on
specific actions
§ Willingness to work to targets and deliverables
§ Experience working with various suppliers
§ Experience working with the media considered an asset
§ Strong interpersonal & organizational skills


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or be permanent residents (eligible to
work in Canada).

Candidates: Please identify clearly the specific job title and reference
when submitting your application, which will consist of your resume with a
covering letter of interest and experience/skills relevance and three
references. Please send them by August 7, 2002 to:

Selection Committee (Ref: FC)
SAP Canada
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-1129
Email: selectioncommittee@sapcanada.org

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED

Fecha - 09-08-02
Nombre: Vanessa Dover
Email: vdover@ccsj.org
Comentarios: Seeking coordinator to manage financial education program
Catholic Charities of San Jose is looking for a project coordinator to run its sucessfull Investing for All program. This new program teaches young adults about the stock market, mutual funds and retirement savings products.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with low-income individuals to build economic self-sufficiency. Ideally we are looking for candidates with experience in one ro more of the following areas :
- in financial products, economics or business
- developing and delivering training materials
- project management

The job description is attached. It is a full time non-exempt position. If you or someone you know is interested in the position please ask them to send a resume with a cover letter to me by August 12.

I would be happy to answer any questions before then by email or telephone.

Vanessa


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Position: Project Coordinator
Division: Economic Development Division FTE: 1.0
Program/Dept. Financial Education - 549 Merrill Lynch Location: Zanker
Supervisor: Director of Employment & Financial Education



POSITION SUMMARY:
To develop, maintain & operate all aspects of the Investing for All program in accordance with funding specifications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Prepare course content and instructional materials
2. Order and purchase all program materials
3. Conduct professional outreach to Merrill Lynch and other financials institutions to recruit a pool of volunteer instructors, speakers & presenters to teach monthly investment seminars and to provide advice on program planning and development.
4. Conduct volunteer recruitment, orientation and recognition in coordination with the agency's volunteer program
5. Publish informational article in agency's " Voices of Hope' newsletter and other appropriate publications on Investing for All.
6. Provide program liaison with and regular reporting to Merrill Lynch representatives at both national and local levels; attend meetings as necessary.
7. Perform regular client testing and assessment activities
8. Conduct graduation ceremonies for successful investors.
9. Publicize the Investing for all program to all eligible IDA participants; enroll, case manage and maintain cases for clients
10. Prepare and conduct informational workshops about the Investing for All program at local and national conferences
11. Distribute the Investing for All curriculum to all interested IDA practitioners.
12. Seek additional funding and volunteer support for financial education programs.
SUMMARY OF OTHER JOB DUTIES:
1. Actively participate in events in the Economic Development Division
2. Attend agency-wide meetings as required
3. Perform other responsibilities as assigned to support specific division needs.
QUALIFICATIONS
(Equivalent education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job may be considered.)

Education:
BA in Economics, Business administration, Finance or other related field (s)

Experience:
1. 3 years' experience in finance or teaching/training of economic or finance related subjects
2. 2 years' experience of project management
3. 1 year's experience working cross culturally with very low-income persons



Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
· Strong project planning, facilitation and interpersonal skills
· Excellent cross cultural and personal skills
· Thorough knowledge of investment resources/services and financial options for low-income persons in Santa Clara County
· Ability to develop, implement and monitor program budgets
· Proficient in word processing and spreadsheets
· Clear concise written skills and proven writing abilities
· Clear, concise verbal/presentation skills; familiarity with public speaking and other outreach practices
· Self-starter, high energy. Desire to succeed in chosen career path and demonstrated ambition to develop career
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior management, peers and volunteers.


Physical Requirements:
Extensive use of computers and telephone
Sitting at desk for extended periods of time
Driving
Working Conditions:

Hours and other conditions:
40 hours per week, non-exempt, some evenings and weekend work required.


This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency's operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.




------------------------------------------------
Vanessa Dover
Director of Financial Education Services

Catholic Charities
2625 Zanker Road, Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95134-2107

Phone: 408-325-5223
Fax: 408-944-0347
Email: vdover@ccsj.org




Fecha - 30-07-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Chicago South Side CDCU
Credit Union Manager/CEO

Full-time, paid manager/CEO sought for start-up, low-income
designated community development credit union on Chicago's south
side. Salary is 50k+, depending on experience, plus benefits. As a result
of successful fund-raising, CEO's salary and benefits are guaranteed for
three years. The South Side CDCU is in the final stages of formation.
Opening is expected between October, 2002 and January, 2003.

We seek an experienced person with excellent backroom processing
skills and the ability to implement and manage a range of services and
products in the first year. Our 500-page business plan calls for an
immediate and viable alternative to check-cashers, predatory lenders and
the inaccessibility of banks for low-income people. Our 11-member
proposed Board is both highly qualified and fully representative of the
neighborhoods to be served. Our effort is supported by over 30
community organizations, 8 elected officials, over 1,000 pledgees and
members of the local media. Plentiful commitments for multi-year grants,
secondary capital and non-member deposits ensure a strong start.

Forward resume w/references ASAP to

Al Hofeld,
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
111 W. Jackson, #300, Chicago, IL,
60604, 312-341-1041
ahofeld@lafchicago.org

or Terrance Miller,
Woodlawn Development Associates
1312 E. 62nd Street, Chicago, IL 60637
773-667-0873
Terrancemiller99@hotmail.com

inquiries welcome




Fecha - 23-07-02
Nombre: Patty Grossman
Email: pattygrossman@attbi.com
Comentarios: Portland position

Hi Bill;

Could we post this on the comm dev banking listserv?

Executive Director sought for Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc.
a 20-year-old, 1,200 unit CDC in the Portland metro area with housing units
throughout Oregon.

The position will oversee asset and property management of units at 76
sites, a shelter for homeless families, and a land trust. The Director is
also responsible for developing new affordable and special needs housing,
and participating in state and local government advocacy.

NHA seeks an innovative, diplomatic person w/ strong oral and written
communications skills and proven leadership ability. Director will be
responsible for a staff of 20. The job requires developing good community
relations. Nonprofit or community development and fund raising experience
preferred. Excellent salary and benefits.

We are looking for a long term commitment to lead NHA.

Submit a detailed cover letter, resume and three references by Aug 9th to:
NHA Executive Search Committee
c/o TACS
1903 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214
No phone calls please


Patty Grossman
Patty Grossman Consulting, Inc.
6527 49th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98115-7732
Voice: 206-527-8668
Fax: 206-527-4544
pattygrossman@alum.mit.edu

Fecha - 19-07-02
Nombre: Faruq Faisel
Email: ffaisel@sapcanada.org
Comentarios: Communication Officer Position Open at SAP Canada

Position Open - South Asia Partnership Canada

Communications Officer
(Ref. CO)

Position Type: 7+ Months Contract - Full time, August 2002 to March 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: August 2, 2002
____________________________________________________________________________
__

South Asia Partnership Canada is looking for a Communications Officer to
manage and grow its information activities on an initial term employment
basis.

Overview
SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues. It
has a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society
organizations in Canada and is a member of SAP International, which serves a
network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia. Part of its
mandate is to provide substantive issue information and analysis, in various
forms, to its constituency in Canada. The Communications Officer will work
under the general supervision of the Executive Director and in cooperation
with the Program Managers, in particular the Canadian Program Manager, to
provide this information in timely and effective ways.

Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will:
· Manage a growing SAP Canada website, building its content and making it a
useful and relevant source and reference for users in Canada and abroad
· Coordinate the production of regular on-line and hardcopy information from
SAP Canada's program centres to the different elements of its membership and
constituency
· Advise on the design, and participate in the maintenance, of an expanding
contacts data base for SAP Canada's outreach activities
· Assist, advise and, where assigned, coordinate the development and
production of reports of SAP Canada events and activities, including writing
and/or editing
· Amass and organize for easy reference electronic and paper documentation
and publications on South Asian development issues, relevant events and
organizations in SAP Canada's range of interests, in an in-house resource
centre
· Provide communication and media assistance in organizing and hosting SAP
Canada events and activities

Requirements
· Relevant post-secondary education and training
· At least five years experience in communications (media and public
relations, civil society outreach)
· Experience in website and database management and electronic
communications
· High quality writing and editing skills, particularly in English, French
desirable
· Ability to research information and analysis on development issues
· Demonstrated experience maintaining well-organized documentation and
information
· Experience in media, public communications and relations
· Good grasp of international development, civil society and South Asian
issues
· Ability to work efficiently under pressure, in a team setting and on own,
to complete assignments on time


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or be permanent residents (eligible to
work in Canada).

Candidates: Please identify clearly the specific job title and reference
when submitting your application, which will consist of your resume with a
covering letter of interest and experience/skill relevance and three
references. Please send them by August 2, 2002 to:

Selection Committee (Ref: CO)
SAP Canada
I Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-1129
Email: selectioncommittee@sapcanada.org

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED






Fecha - 18-07-02
Nombre: Byrd, Susannah M
Email: ByrdSM@ci.el-paso.tx.us
Comentarios: ." <>
Fecha Jueves, Julio 18, 2002 4:21 pm
El Paso job opening
El Paso Housing Finance Corporation
Job Description

The El Paso Housing Finance Corporation is a non-profit corporation
dedicated to providing affordable housing to low- and moderate-income home
buyers in the City of El Paso. The mission of the HFC is to assist families
in acquiring and owning safe, sanitary, and affordable housing and to
preserve and increase the ad valorem tax bases of local governments. Toward
that end, it has issued tax exempt and taxable bonds for single-family
mortgages and mortgages on multifamily dwellings. By the end of 2002, the
El Paso HFC will have issued or re-issued $156 million in single family
mortgage revenue bonds since 1995, representing approximately 2,400
mortgages.


Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the
Corporation, under the supervision and direction of the Board. The
management includes strategic planning for the organization, providing
recommendations to the Board, and oversight of housing programs. The
Executive Director will also serve as the liaison between public and private
stakeholders in affordable housing and make policy recommendations to
sponsoring entity.

Responsibilities:

* Develop long-range plans, recommendations, annual work plans and
budgets in accordance with direction established by Board.
* Liaison with City of El Paso, Mayor, Council, City staff and
Community Development and Economic Development departments with respect to
housing related activities.
* Oversee financial analysis and deal structuring for housing related
projects in conjunction with Financial Advisor and Bond Counsel and day to
day operation of Corporation.
* Create single family and multifamily programs (as needed) that
increase the supply of affordable housing in El Paso.
* Develop contracts, resolutions, briefings, and RFPs as needed.
* Review and underwrite proposals submitted for investment and other
financial information related to housing programs.
* Preparation of board meetings, retreats, and training opportunities,
including business plans, projections, and alternatives.
* Supervision of staff, including hiring, training, oversight, and
evaluation (if applicable).
* Secure funding from local, state and federal funding sources as
needed and approved by Board.
* Maintenance of relations with nonprofit and for profit developers,
builders and local real estate industry.
* Maintenance of relations with General Counsel, bond counsel,
financial advisors, underwriters, mortgage lenders and other contractual
partners under Mortgage Revenue Bond Programs.
* Creation of public relations initiatives, with oversight of
marketing, solicitation and outreach plans. Leadership position in trade
associations related to the development of public policy on affordable
housing.
* Attend annual conferences of TALHFA and NALHFA. Seek out leadership
positions in trade associations.
*
Recommended Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Business, Urban Planning,
Finance or other related field.
* Minimum of 5 years (10 or more preferred) in real estate, housing,
mortgage lending, banking or other related field with exposure to nonprofit
and for-profit housing providers, and local, state and federal funding
programs.
* Experience in the structuring of tax-exempt and taxable single and
multifamily mortgage revenue bond programs.
* Understanding of market niches in the field, which would lead to the
creation of innovative products.
* Knowledge and experience in structuring complex, multi-layered real
estate transactions.
* Experience supervising, particularly heading a division or
department of a large organization.
* Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentations skills.
* Experience interacting with the public sector, including municipal,
state and federal governments.
* Prior experience working with boards of directors and/or loan
committees.
*
Salary Range
$65,000 - $80,000 plus Medical Benefits

Send resumes and references (3 business, 3 personal) to:
Housing Finance Corp.
ATTN: Robert Ash, Hiring Committee
c/o Diamond Rash Gordon & Jackson, P.C.
300 E. Main, Suite 725
El Paso, Texas 79901

The deadline for receipt of all correspondence is August 30, 2002.

Susannah Byrd
Executive Assistant to the Mayor
City of El Paso
915-541-4677




Fecha - 17-07-02
Nombre: Faruq Faisel
Email: ffaisel@sapcanada.org
Comentarios: Two Job Openings at SAP Canada

Position Open - South Asia Partnership Canada

1. Forum Coordinator
2. Pakistan Program Manager

Please see the details below:


1. Pakistan Program Manager
(Ref: PMPK)

Position Type: 6 Months Contract - Full time (Maternity Leave Replacement)
Time Frame: Late August 2002 - Early March 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: July 29, 2002
________________________________________________________________________

General
South Asia Partnership Canada is looking for an interim Program Manager for
its Pakistan Program.

SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues. It
has a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society
organizations in Canada and is a member of SAP International, which serves a
network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Pakistan Program Manager
coordinates the ongoing project management activities of the Pakistan NGO
Support Program and anchors all SAP Canada activities pertaining to
Pakistan.

Position Summary
The Pakistan Program Manager has primary responsibility for managing
CIDA-funded Pakistan NGO Support Program implemented by SAP Pakistan.
Working in close liaison with SAP Pakistan, this position entails managing
the reporting and administrative requirements for the Program's prime
contract with CIDA, providing technical assistance to SAP Pakistan,
organizing Canadian support for and participation in activities in Pakistan,
and organizing activities in Canada,

Core Responsibilities
Within the Pakistan Program, the Program Manager will:
· Prepare reports regularly for CIDA, the SAP Canada Board and the Program
Advisory Committee on activities
· Maintain appropriate financial, administrative and information systems for
the effective operation of the Program, in cooperation with other SAP Canada
staff
· Supervise, in collaboration with the SAP Canada Financial Manager, the
budget and cash management of the Program
· Contribute, with SAP Pakistan, to the maintenance of a results based
management and monitoring system
· Coordinate, facilitate and participate in the Program Advisory Committee
· Manage the Canadian-based Partnership Development Program
· Foster relationships with Canadian organizations, including those in the
Pakistani-Canadian community
· Provide technical assistance on Pakistan-based programs when needed
· Develop and implement linkage and partnership programs
· Facilitate and/or organize public awareness initiatives, including
workshops, consultations and exchanges as reflected in the annual workplan
or as opportunities arise
· Facilitate and monitor Canadian support for Pakistan-based programs
· Produce occasional papers/newsletters in Canada on issues and lessons from
SAP-PK program
· Identify information items on Pakistan development issues for SAP Canada's
communication activities
· Maintain a close liaison and communication with the SAP-PK Secretariat
· Act as the lead resource person within the SAP Canada Secretariat on one
or more themes, related to the Pakistan Program, for the SAP Canada program;
examples of possible themes include NGO capacity building, gender, human
rights, governance, and peace.

Requirements
· The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree in a related
discipline and 4-5 years related experience in program/project management,
including international work OR equivalent level of related work experience
in lieu of post-secondary education;
· Demonstrated familiarity with CIDA regulations and bilateral project
management
· Demonstrated experience in program development
· Familiarity with results based monitoring and evaluation
· Proven experience in program, administrative and financial management
· Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of international development
· Demonstrated writing skills
· Computing skills including word processing, spreadsheet and databases
· Fluency in English, preferably bilingual (English/French)
· Able to travel internationally

Assets
· Familiarity Pakistan and South Asia
· Understanding of gender, human rights, peace building, governance and
capacity building issues and analysis
· Experience working with the Canadian NGO community
· Solid interpersonal and cross-cultural skills


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or be permanent residents (eligible to
work in Canada).

Candidates: Please identify clearly the specific job title and reference
when submitting your application, which will consist of your resume with a
covering letter of interest and experience/skill relevance and three
references. Please send them by July 29, 2002 to:

Selection Committee (Ref: PMPK)
SAP Canada
I Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-1129
Email: selectioncommittee@sapcanada.org

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED

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2. Forum Coordinator
(Ref. FC)

Position Type: 7-8 Months Contract - Full time, August 2002 to March 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: July 30, 2002
____________________________________________________________________________
__

Overview
SAP Canada is looking for an well-organized, hard working Forum Coordinator
to organize two major events and one or two minor ones between now and end
of March 2003. One event is the SAP Canada Annual Forum scheduled for
November; the second is a conference scheduled for February 2003. In this
period there will be a small number of other workshops of less than one day.

The Annual Forum is a cornerstone of SAP Canada's program in Canada. It
brings together Canadians from different sectors, internationally and
domestically focused, with South Asians to explore and learn about a key
issue of human development work. The theme of the 2002 Forum is "Women and
Leadership: Voices for Security and Development". The Forum will be held in
Ottawa, with possible allied events in other centres, in November 2002.

The February conference is on social communications and development and will
be organized in cooperation with other institutions.

SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues. It
has a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society
organizations in Canada and is a member of SAP International, which serves a
network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia. The Forum
Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work in cooperation
with other SAP Canada staff.

Responsibilities
The Forum Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and
implementation of the SAP Annual Forum and the social communications
conference. Working closely with the rest of the staff team, the Coordinator
will carry out the following duties:
· Develop a detailed workplan for all activities leading up to the Forum and
the Conference, identifying responsibilities for others (staff, members,
partners), and ensure implementation through action lists;
· Building on the concept paper, develop proposals for potential partners
and donors, and pursue and assist SAP staff with fundraising activities as
required;
· Lead the day-to-day activities for the organization of both events
· Work closely with the SAP's Partners for the events; clarify their roles
and functions and ensure implementation;
· Develop and implement a strategy (with materials) to promote the events
and attract participants and media interest;
· Set up a registration process for participation, before and during events;
· Assist in the identification, confirmation and contracting of Asian and
Canadian resource people;

· Assist to develop a detailed program for both events, including issues,
themes, panels, processes and resource people.
· Coordinate, in cooperation with "site partners" the logistics and
arrangements for the events, including travel and itineraries, accommodation
and transport in Canada, venues, materials and equipment, and catering
requirements;
· Produce a kit of issue-based materials, including possible case studies
from South Asia;
· Assist to develop budgets; manage the approved budgets and maintain
financial records;
· Produce a management report, immediately after the events on the
experience of planning and implementation each one;
· Provide ideas and plans for the writing and design of the substantive
report/workbook
· Perform other tasks, consistent with this assignment, as may be mutually
agreed.

Qualifications
· Post-secondary degree
· Experience in administration and event management; possessing computing
skills including word processing, spreadsheet and databases.
· Able to function competently in English (written and spoken). French and
major South Asian languages would be assets.
· Understanding of international development issues
· Knowledge of the South Asia region
· Able to stay focused while managing detailed tasks simultaneously
· Maintain good organization in a busy schedule with many tasks
· Clear writing skills for letters, reports, and proposals
· Good understanding of communication processes

Relationship Skills:
· Personable: Able to work equally with all levels in the organizations, and
with partners and donors
· Team-oriented: Able to work in a collaborative manner and carry out
directions in a professional manner
· Confident: Mature disposition, at ease with stress, comfortable in groups
and on own.


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or be permanent residents (eligible to
work in Canada).

Candidates: Please identify clearly the specific job title and reference
when submitting your application, which will consist of your resume with a
covering letter of interest and experience/skill relevance and three
references. Please send them by July 29, 2002 to:

Selection Committee (Ref. FC)
SAP Canada
I Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-1129
Email: selectioncommittee@sapcanada.org

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED







Fecha - 17-07-02
Nombre: Faruq Faisel
Email: ffaisel@sapcanada.org
Comentarios: Two Job Openings at SAP Canada

Position Open - South Asia Partnership Canada

1. Forum Coordinator
2. Pakistan Program Manager

Please see the details below:


1. Pakistan Program Manager
(Ref: PMPK)

Position Type: 6 Months Contract - Full time (Maternity Leave Replacement)
Time Frame: Late August 2002 - Early March 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: July 29, 2002
________________________________________________________________________

General
South Asia Partnership Canada is looking for an interim Program Manager for
its Pakistan Program.

SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues. It
has a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society
organizations in Canada and is a member of SAP International, which serves a
network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Pakistan Program Manager
coordinates the ongoing project management activities of the Pakistan NGO
Support Program and anchors all SAP Canada activities pertaining to
Pakistan.

Position Summary
The Pakistan Program Manager has primary responsibility for managing
CIDA-funded Pakistan NGO Support Program implemented by SAP Pakistan.
Working in close liaison with SAP Pakistan, this position entails managing
the reporting and administrative requirements for the Program's prime
contract with CIDA, providing technical assistance to SAP Pakistan,
organizing Canadian support for and participation in activities in Pakistan,
and organizing activities in Canada,

Core Responsibilities
Within the Pakistan Program, the Program Manager will:
· Prepare reports regularly for CIDA, the SAP Canada Board and the Program
Advisory Committee on activities
· Maintain appropriate financial, administrative and information systems for
the effective operation of the Program, in cooperation with other SAP Canada
staff
· Supervise, in collaboration with the SAP Canada Financial Manager, the
budget and cash management of the Program
· Contribute, with SAP Pakistan, to the maintenance of a results based
management and monitoring system
· Coordinate, facilitate and participate in the Program Advisory Committee
· Manage the Canadian-based Partnership Development Program
· Foster relationships with Canadian organizations, including those in the
Pakistani-Canadian community
· Provide technical assistance on Pakistan-based programs when needed
· Develop and implement linkage and partnership programs
· Facilitate and/or organize public awareness initiatives, including
workshops, consultations and exchanges as reflected in the annual workplan
or as opportunities arise
· Facilitate and monitor Canadian support for Pakistan-based programs
· Produce occasional papers/newsletters in Canada on issues and lessons from
SAP-PK program
· Identify information items on Pakistan development issues for SAP Canada's
communication activities
· Maintain a close liaison and communication with the SAP-PK Secretariat
· Act as the lead resource person within the SAP Canada Secretariat on one
or more themes, related to the Pakistan Program, for the SAP Canada program;
examples of possible themes include NGO capacity building, gender, human
rights, governance, and peace.

Requirements
· The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree in a related
discipline and 4-5 years related experience in program/project management,
including international work OR equivalent level of related work experience
in lieu of post-secondary education;
· Demonstrated familiarity with CIDA regulations and bilateral project
management
· Demonstrated experience in program development
· Familiarity with results based monitoring and evaluation
· Proven experience in program, administrative and financial management
· Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of international development
· Demonstrated writing skills
· Computing skills including word processing, spreadsheet and databases
· Fluency in English, preferably bilingual (English/French)
· Able to travel internationally

Assets
· Familiarity Pakistan and South Asia
· Understanding of gender, human rights, peace building, governance and
capacity building issues and analysis
· Experience working with the Canadian NGO community
· Solid interpersonal and cross-cultural skills


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or be permanent residents (eligible to
work in Canada).

Candidates: Please identify clearly the specific job title and reference
when submitting your application, which will consist of your resume with a
covering letter of interest and experience/skill relevance and three
references. Please send them by July 29, 2002 to:

Selection Committee (Ref: PMPK)
SAP Canada
I Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-1129
Email: selectioncommittee@sapcanada.org

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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2. Forum Coordinator
(Ref. FC)

Position Type: 7-8 Months Contract - Full time, August 2002 to March 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: July 30, 2002
____________________________________________________________________________
__

Overview
SAP Canada is looking for an well-organized, hard working Forum Coordinator
to organize two major events and one or two minor ones between now and end
of March 2003. One event is the SAP Canada Annual Forum scheduled for
November; the second is a conference scheduled for February 2003. In this
period there will be a small number of other workshops of less than one day.

The Annual Forum is a cornerstone of SAP Canada's program in Canada. It
brings together Canadians from different sectors, internationally and
domestically focused, with South Asians to explore and learn about a key
issue of human development work. The theme of the 2002 Forum is "Women and
Leadership: Voices for Security and Development". The Forum will be held in
Ottawa, with possible allied events in other centres, in November 2002.

The February conference is on social communications and development and will
be organized in cooperation with other institutions.

SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues. It
has a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society
organizations in Canada and is a member of SAP International, which serves a
network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia. The Forum
Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work in cooperation
with other SAP Canada staff.

Responsibilities
The Forum Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and
implementation of the SAP Annual Forum and the social communications
conference. Working closely with the rest of the staff team, the Coordinator
will carry out the following duties:
· Develop a detailed workplan for all activities leading up to the Forum and
the Conference, identifying responsibilities for others (staff, members,
partners), and ensure implementation through action lists;
· Building on the concept paper, develop proposals for potential partners
and donors, and pursue and assist SAP staff with fundraising activities as
required;
· Lead the day-to-day activities for the organization of both events
· Work closely with the SAP's Partners for the events; clarify their roles
and functions and ensure implementation;
· Develop and implement a strategy (with materials) to promote the events
and attract participants and media interest;
· Set up a registration process for participation, before and during events;
· Assist in the identification, confirmation and contracting of Asian and
Canadian resource people;

· Assist to develop a detailed program for both events, including issues,
themes, panels, processes and resource people.
· Coordinate, in cooperation with "site partners" the logistics and
arrangements for the events, including travel and itineraries, accommodation
and transport in Canada, venues, materials and equipment, and catering
requirements;
· Produce a kit of issue-based materials, including possible case studies
from South Asia;
· Assist to develop budgets; manage the approved budgets and maintain
financial records;
· Produce a management report, immediately after the events on the
experience of planning and implementation each one;
· Provide ideas and plans for the writing and design of the substantive
report/workbook
· Perform other tasks, consistent with this assignment, as may be mutually
agreed.

Qualifications
· Post-secondary degree
· Experience in administration and event management; possessing computing
skills including word processing, spreadsheet and databases.
· Able to function competently in English (written and spoken). French and
major South Asian languages would be assets.
· Understanding of international development issues
· Knowledge of the South Asia region
· Able to stay focused while managing detailed tasks simultaneously
· Maintain good organization in a busy schedule with many tasks
· Clear writing skills for letters, reports, and proposals
· Good understanding of communication processes

Relationship Skills:
· Personable: Able to work equally with all levels in the organizations, and
with partners and donors
· Team-oriented: Able to work in a collaborative manner and carry out
directions in a professional manner
· Confident: Mature disposition, at ease with stress, comfortable in groups
and on own.


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or be permanent residents (eligible to
work in Canada).

Candidates: Please identify clearly the specific job title and reference
when submitting your application, which will consist of your resume with a
covering letter of interest and experience/skill relevance and three
references. Please send them by July 29, 2002 to:

Selection Committee (Ref. FC)
SAP Canada
I Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-1129
Email: selectioncommittee@sapcanada.org

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED







Fecha - 12-07-02
Nombre: Sybille Manneschmidt
Email: sybman@telusplanet.net
Comentarios: job in canada's nwt

apologies for cross-posting
PLEASE POST AND SPREAD THE WORD!

Deline Uranium Team
COORDINATOR AND RESEARCH DIRECTOR
The Deline Uranium Team is seeking an individual to assist in the
implementation of our three year Action Plan. We are a multi-disciplinary
team, conducting research and activities under the direction of the Deline
Dene Band to address community concerns about the potential social and
environmental impacts of the Port Radium uranium mine. This is a
participatory program, involving capacity building with community members.
The position is located in Deline, Northwest Territories, on Great Bear
Lake in Canada.


Duties
* Coordinate the work of the DUT, including project implementation and
writing of regular activity reports
* Analyze results of data collection projects
* Work with Communications Officer to update Band Council on project
activities and results
* Facilitate community participation in projects and activities
* Assist in training/capacity building with Deline team members
* Coordinate production of Action Plan reports

Qualifications
* Experience in project administration
* Experience in coordinating the activities of a multi-disciplinary
team
* Graduate degree with background in both qualitative and quantitative
research
* Track record in plain language report writing
* Experience in management of research projects
* Experience in working with aboriginal communities
* Experience in teaching/training
* Experience in proposal writing
* Facilitation skills an asset

Salary
Depends on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: August 2, 2002

Submit application to:
Deline Uranium Team
PO Box 173
Deline, NT X0E 0G0
Phone 867-589-3618
Fax 867-589-3826
Email Mark_Modeste@gov.deline.ca





Fecha - 12-07-02
Nombre: ACDI/VOCA
Email: amaher@acdivoca.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Rural Finance Consultant, Ethiopia

ACDI/VOCA seeks a Rural Finance Consultant for a four-month project (September-December
2002) in Ethiopia. The position will be based out of Addis Ababa with over 75% of the
consultant's time spent in rural areas of Ethiopia's four largest regional states.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, flexible and highly energetic individual. Being
that the project is a rural cooperative finance project by definition, it does not
conform to the more common model of micro finance. While experience in micro finance is
not a hindrance, broader knowledge of and experience with rural banking, credit unions
and/or cooperatives will be indispensable. Further key qualifications include the
following:

§ Appropriate educational background in finance and economics
§ Strong background in implementing rural finance programs, preferably in Africa
§ Practical and profound knowledge of cooperative management systems
§ Ability to rapidly assimilate and continue the implementation of a unique
financial intermediation model
§ Strong written and verbal communication skills
§ Willingness and ability to travel to remote rural areas
§ Highly developed financial analysis skills
§ Ability to work effectively with Microsoft Excel

Please send your CV and cover letter to: roster@acdivoca.org. Only finalists will be
contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






Fecha - 12-07-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Loan Officer Greater New Haven Community Loan Fu
Loan Officer

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund (GNHCLF)
is a private, nonprofit organization that makes loans to community-based
agencies and nonprofit developers for the creation of affordable housing
and other community development projects in the Greater New Haven
region. The Fund is a certified Community Development Financial
Institution (CDFI).

POSITION SUMMARY: The GNHCLF is seeking a Loan Officer to underwrite loan
applications, screen requests, present proposals for review to the loan
committee, close loans, maintain data and files relating to loan
applications, and monitor and service the GNHCLF loan
portfolio. Applicants should have experience in real estate lending and/or
housing development, with a demonstrated commitment to community
development. The position requires excellent analytical, writing, and
communication skills, high levels of initiative and creativity, and the
ability to manage multiple projects and to work on a team. Minimum three
years experience and knowledge of market preferred. Job is available now
and will be filled as soon as possible. The GNHCLF recognizes the value of
diversity and is an EOE Employer.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, cover letter, and whatever other
materials you feel necessary to let us know why your skills, experience and
interests make you a good fit for the job. You may apply via mail, fax or
email to:

Carla Weil
Executive Director
Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund
171 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 789-8690
(203) 865-6475 - FAX (If faxing information please call to follow-up)
Email: CarlaWeil@aol.com





Fecha - 11-07-02
Nombre: Jack Richard
Email: Jack.Richards@sf.frb.org
Comentarios: Job Opening: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Affairs Specialist
LOCATION:
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Community Affairs Unit
San Francisco, CA

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for encouraging banking organizations to meet the financial
needs of low- and moderate-income communities and individuals. Activities
include providing technical assistance to bankers and community-based
representatives, preparing and delivering presentations on the Community
Reinvestment Act, uncovering and researching emerging community
development-related issue areas, and facilitating the development and
promotion of successful community reinvestment projects and programs.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Familiarity and/or experience working with the Community Reinvestment Act,
either in a regulatory, financial institution, or community-based
environment. Experience planning, coordinating, marketing, and facilitating
meetings, conferences or seminars.
Experience preparing and delivering speeches to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated business communication skills including experience writing
articles, reports, letters, and memos.
Ability to perform research, identify opportunities, and develop programs.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:
Background in regulatory, bank or community work.
Bachelor's degree from college or university; advanced degree preferred
Proficiency with MS Word, Access, Excel.

For more information or to apply, please go to the following link
(keywords: Community Affairs)

http://www.frbsf.org/federalreserve/jobs/index.html





Fecha - 11-07-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement President/CEO SCCCU

President/CEO Job Announcement

The Santa Cruz Community Credit Union is seeking a President/CEO to guide
the institution and be a leading advocate for its mission. The
President/CEO will be primarily responsible for planning, achieving
strategic and operational objectives, providing management and oversight of
daily operations, identifying and initiating community development
projects, providing exemplary service to members, and ensuring
organizational and financial stability.

The SCCCU is a savings and lending cooperative dedicated to providing
loans to low and moderate income people and to locally owned businesses and
non-profits, and to providing financial services to all members of the
community. The field of membership includes people who live or work in
Santa Cruz County and a small area in adjacent Monterey County. In
mid-2002, the Credit Union has approximately 8,000 members and $48 million
in assets. It has branches in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. It has an
affiliated non-profit corporation, Community Ventures Inc (CVI), which
raises funds and engages in community development activities.

The SCCCU is a Community Development Credit Union. It lends funds to
members for their personal and business needs. Particular emphasis is
placed on "community development lending," which includes such areas as
small businesses, cooperatives, low-income housing and child care and other
service providers. Community Ventures Inc expands the ability of the Credit
Union to engage in community development activities, by undertaking
projects that fall outside the limitations of a credit union. CVI
administers our Individual Development Account program and our Child Care
Center programs, and has received substantial foundation funding support.

The SCCCU is a socially active institution. It won the 2001 Louise Herring
Award for "philosophy in action" from the Credit Union National Association.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent related
experience in accounting, finance or other relevant area, and a minimum of
3-5 years of mid to senior level management experience in a financial
institution or community development organization. Residency within the
area of the field of membership is preferred.

The institution offers the support of an experienced management team, a
competitive base salary and a generous benefits package including medical,
dental, AD&D and life insurance, as well as a deferred compensation profit
sharing plan, 401(K) plan, bonus program and liberal paid time off program.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact:

Human Resources
Santa Cruz Community Credit Union
P.O. Box 1877
Santa Cruz CA 95061
(831) 425-7708 x214
(831) 425-4824 (FAX)
scccuhr@aol.com (email)

Applications should include a letter of interest and a resume, as well as
names of references. The closing date for applications is August 14, 2002.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at
www.scruzccu.org




Fecha - 11-07-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Senior Loan Officer Boston Community Loan Fund
Boston Community Loan Fund
Senior Loan Officer

About Boston Community Capital

Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a nationally recognized community
development financial intermediary (CDFI) whose mission is to create and
preserve healthy communities where low-income people live and work. BCC
currently manages over $65 million, primarily operating through two
affiliates: Boston Community Loan Fund and Boston Community Venture
Fund. Since it was founded in 1985, Boston Community Capital has lent $75
million to low-income communities and committed over $10 million in equity
investments in businesses that serve low-income people. BCC raises
investments from individuals, religious organizations, banks, foundations
and corporations. Investors include Fleet Bank, Harvard University, Calvert
Social Investment Fund, Brown Brothers Harriman, Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company, Fidelity Management Trust Company and Mellon Bank. BCC
is a member of the National Community Capital Association and an active
participant in national CDFI industry initiatives.
About Boston Community Loan Fund
Boston Community Loan Fund (BCLF) provides a wide range of loans to
non-profits, community organizations and, in selected cases, inner city
private developers for projects that provide housing, community facilities,
and social services for low-income people and neighborhoods. BCLF lends
throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island and expects to originate $40
million in loans during 2002. Over the past 17 years, BCLF's loans have
financed more than 3800 units of affordable housing, strengthen more than
200 community organizations, supported day care and schools for 1100
students, and created more than 400,000 square feet of renovated inner city
commercial space. BCLF's loan losses have been less than one third of one
percent of its total lending. BCLF also manages over $20 million loan
participation/secondary market programs for third party lenders and
investors.

About the Position
Boston Community Loan Fund presently has an open position for a Senior Loan
Officer. The Senior Loan Officer's responsibilities will include business
development as well as managing an existing portfolio of loans. BCLF's
extensive referral network and broad relationships in the community
development field support lenders in their marketing efforts.

Primary responsibilities include:
" Identifying potential new customers, and originating loans to those
prospective borrowers
" Underwriting of loan transactions
" Preparing approval memoranda and other information for the BCLF Loan
Committee
" Overseeing loan closings, including reviewing loan documents and
negotiating with other lenders and public agencies
" Providing technical assistance to borrowers
" Relationship and portfolio management for an active portfolio of
predevelopment, acquisition, construction, bridge, and permanent mortgage loans
" Public representation of Boston Community Capital to external stakeholders

In addition to the above, the Senior Loan Officer occasionally will be
involved in new product development, investor development and fundraising,
organizational policy and planning, and national CDFI activities and
trainings. Depending on circumstances and experience, the Senior Loan
Officer may have additional program and staff management responsibilities

Qualifications
Candidates should possess, at minimum, an undergraduate college
degree. The successful candidate will have 5 or more years of experience
in community development finance including most or all of the following:
(1) lending experience, preferably in the field of development finance; (2)
work experience or familiarity with community development or affordable
housing; and (3) strong communication, writing and computer
skills. Program management and supervisory experience would be valuable.

Candidates are also encouraged to (1) demonstrate their commitment to the
mission and social goals of Boston Community Capital through their
professional or voluntary activities, and (2) demonstrate their interest in
working with a team of dedicated community development professionals.

Compensation and Benefits
BCC offers competitive salaries based on experience and skills, as well as
an attractive benefits package including family health and dental coverage,
flexible spending accounts, long term disability insurance, life insurance
and a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match.

Position Availability and Application Process
This position is currently open, and will be filled as soon as possible.
Candidates should respond in writing to:

DeWitt Jones
President
Boston Community Loan Fund
56 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 427-8600, ext 209
Fax: (617) 427-9300
Email: jobs@bostoncommunitycapital.org




Fecha - 10-07-02
Nombre: Jethro Pettit
Email: J.Pettit@IDS.AC.UK
Comentarios: Position Announcement
Apologies for cross-posting. Application deadline extended to 18 July. Do not reply to this email. Please send all inquires to personnel@ids.ac.uk

Eldis Information Officer
(for Citizenship, Participation and Governance)
1 year fixed term contract - 35 hours per week

As Eldis Information Officer you will develop and manage e-communication strategies, including online resource guides and collaborative research pages in the subject areas of Citizenship, Participation and Governance. This new position forms part of a collaborative initiative between Eldis and three related research and communication programmes coordinated by the Participation Team at IDS.
You will be an experienced information manager, capable of developing and facilitating the e-communication strategies, online resources and collaborative research and information needs.
You will have practical skills and experience in the field of information, communication or knowledge management, preferably in relation to citizenship and participation issues in developing countries. Experience in web development, strategy and management; email discussion lists and online newsletters; online resources and database management preferred. Background and interest in issues of citizen participation and governance, and skills in bibliographic research, abstracting, writing and editing in English strongly desired. Competencies in other languages are desirable.

Salary: GBP £17,626 to £19,681.
Closing date: 18 July.
Interview date: 29 July.

Application forms are available from the Personnel Office, Room 203, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE. Confidential fax and answerphone: +44 (0) 1273 674553. Email: personnel@ids.ac.uk.
Some further particulars are also available on the IDS website at:www.ids.ac.uk/ids/news/recruit/index We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, sex, disability, HIV/AIDS, sexuality and age.


***********************************************************************
Jethro Pettit
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1273 606261 Ext 2873
Direct: +44 (0) 1273 872873
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 621202 or 691647
Email: J.Pettit@ids.ac.uk
Participation group website: http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip/
***********************************************************************




Fecha - 06-07-02
Nombre: Danielle Hartmann
Email: dehartmann@facstaff.wisc.edu
Comentarios: Devfinance: BASIS CRSP announces RFP
The BASIS Collaborative Research Support Program has recently issued a Request for Proposals that may be of interest to you. We are inviting researchers to submit proposals for three-year collaborative research projects focusing on rural financial markets (or non-market mechanisms for accessing credit, insurance or other financial services) and, or their linkage with land, water, labor or other factor markets. Projects should focus on either Latin America or Asia. Proposals may request up to $200,000 per year (for a three-year project total of $600,000). Smaller proposals with annual budgets of $100,000 are also encouraged. One or two projects will be funded. Proposals must be submitted by 15 September 2002 and a final selection will be made by 1 October 2002. Project implementation may begin immediately at that time.

Please visit the BASIS CRSP web site at www.basis.wisc.edu to download the complete RFP and feel free to contact me with questions.
Danielle Hartmann


Danielle Hartmann
BASIS CRSP Assistant Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608-262-5538
Fax: 608-262-4376
email: dehartmann@facstaff.wisc.edu

www.basis.wisc.edu



Fecha - 04-07-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Opportunity: BCC Senior Loan Officer
Boston Community Loan Fund Senior Loan Officer

Boston Community Capital (BCC), a nationally recognized community development financial institution, seeks a Senior Loan Officer for its Boston Community Loan Fund affiliate. Responsibilities include originating and servicing loans to non-profit and community organizations, managing relationships with financing partners and overseeing loan programs. Five years successful lending experience and excellent writing, presentation and communication skills required. Managerial experience and familiarity with community development and affordable housing finance a plus.

Boston Community Capital's mission is to create healthy communities where low-income people live and work and is a performance-based institution that combines social and economic justice with rigorous business practices. BCC has lent over $75 million since 1985 for affordable housing, business district revitalization and community services with losses of less than one quarter of one percent.

BCC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. BCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resume to:
DeWitt Jones,
BCC, 56 Warren Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02119
fax to 617-427-9300
or email to jobs@bostoncommunitycapital.org.

Fecha - 29-06-02
Nombre: Paz Ahora
Comentarios: Cartel para la "CADENA HUMANA EN SOLIDARIDAD CON PALESTINA"
Se puede descargar en la web de Paz Ahora

http://www.nodo50.org/pazahora/ (está en formato *.PDF. Tarda un poco en bajar, pero da calidad suficiente para imprimir, ampliar , hacer fotocopias, etc).

"CADENA HUMANA EN SOLIDARIDAD CON PALESTINA"
Jueves 4 de Julio , 19' 30 horas. Embajada del Estado de IsraeL en Madridl. Calle Velázquez nº 150.
- POR EL PROCESAMIENTO DE ARIEL SHARON.
- PAZ CON JUSTICIA PARA PALESTINA.
- NO AL "MURO DE SEPARACIÓN RACISTA" EN PALESTINA

Convocan : * FORO SOCIAL DE MADRID * COORDINADORA DE SOLIDARIDAD CON PALESTINA

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Informa :
Paz Ahora/Pau ara/Mir Sada/Paqe Tani/Peace Now/
Pace Ora/Paz Agora/Pax Nunc/Paix Maintenant
Madrid: C/ Embajadores nº 24. Piso 1º Exterior Izquierda.
28013 Madrid.
Tlf ++ 34-915279651
fax ++34-915279652
Tlf móvil 629053731
Catalunya: Passatge del Credit, 7 pral.
08002 Barcelona
mailto: pazahora@nodo50.org
http://www.nodo50.org/pazahora



Fecha - 28-06-02
Nombre: Janet Falk
Email: janetfalk@earthlink.net
Comentarios: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The California Housing Partnership Corporation is a nonprofit technical assistance and housing consulting organization created by the California Legislature. CHPC has become one of the nation¹s leading organizations in the field of preserving the affordability of federally subsidized multi-family developments, as well as expert consultants in the use of tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing.

CHPC has a main office in San Francisco and field offices in Los Angeles and San Diego, with an eight person staff. Services include training and technical assistance in all aspects of affordable housing finance, asset management training, financial consulting on tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, CHFA, HUD and other financing programs and extensive work with the expiring use housing stock. Clients include nonprofits, resident groups, local and state government agencies. The Executive Director will be expected to be responsible for all of the day-to-day coordination of these efforts, strategic planning for the organization, as well as providing direct consulting services. The Executive Director also is expected to play a key role in policy issues regarding preservation at both the state and national levels. The Board of Directors of CHPC is appointed by the Governor and the Legislature.

Qualifications

Candidates must share a commitment to preserve and expand the low- and very low-income housing supply. Specific qualifications should include:

o Expertise in consulting or provision of technical assistance to nonprofit, local government and/or resident groups.
o Experience in the provision of at least two of the following:
- tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing
- project development and management
- structuring affordable rental housing financing
- acquisition and rehabilitation of existing affordable housing
- preservation of at-risk housing
- asset management
- affordable housing lending
- training
o Experience in grant writing and organizational management.
o Interest in, and experience with, the development of public policy.

It is expected that the applicants will have educational experience as necessary to fulfill the job, and demonstrated written and verbal abilities. Energy and vision are essential to this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for:

o The direct provision of technical assistance and financial consulting to clients.
o Providing training on affordable housing development topics.
o Representation of the corporation in all matters relating to policy development and legislative development.
o Providing policy leadership on preservation of affordable housing.
o The maintenance of fiscal controls consistent with standard accounting practices and relevant laws, including assuring an annual budget.
o The implementation of Board policy and direction of all aspects of the corporation.
o Management of corporate personnel, including hiring, evaluation, training of all staff and consultants in accordance with Board policies and corporate budget.
o Contract management, fundraising and other administrative oversight of the organization.

Compensation

Salary will be negotiated based upon experience. Other benefits include three weeks paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, medical and dental benefits and a retirement program. The Executive Director is an at will employee.

The California Housing Partnership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. The Board of Directors reserves the right to interview the most qualified candidates. Applications are due by July 8, 2002. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume by email to main@chpc.net. If you have questions about the position, you may contact Janet Falk by email at jfalk@chpc.net or by phone at 415-433-6804.



Fecha - 28-06-02
Nombre: Karen Kelley
Email: Kkelley@cedac.org
Comentarios: Colleagues,

The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC),
located in Boston, MA, is seeking an Affordable Housing Program
Manager.
A full job description for the position is shown below. We would would
appreciate
it if you would pass it along to anyone who might be a good fit for the
position. Thank you!

PROGRAM MANAGER
Affordable Housing Program

The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
(CEDAC) is a quasi-public state corporation which provides technical
assistance and loans to community-based non-profit development
organizations in the areas of housing, economic development, and child
care.

The Program Manager for Affordable Housing is a senior position
at CEDAC, responsible for overseeing affordable housing technical
assistance and lending. The Program Manager is responsible for managing
CEDAC's relationships with public agencies and lenders who fund the
program area; supervising the work of project staff in providing
technical assistance and underwriting pre-development and site
acquisition loans; directly managing a portfolio of pre-development and
site acquisition loans personally; and bringing major policy or project
issues to the Executive Director for consultation and direction as
necessary.

CEDAC operates collegially, in a supportive workplace
atmosphere. The ideal candidate must be able to take initiative and
operate independently, without substantial oversight. The Program
Manager reports to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Manage the affordable housing work of the agency. The
Program Manager serves as the principal liaison to the program's funding
sources; oversees project selection, and assignment of specific projects
to project managers; ensures consistency of underwriting and technical
assistance to projects within the program area; identifies policy or
major program issues which require action by the Executive Director; and
takes responsibility for program development opportunities within his or
her assigned program area;

2. Supervise project staff in their provision of (a)
project-specific technical assistance to non-profit developers; (b)
pre-development and site acquisition loans to non-profit developers; and
(c) loan underwriting services for public agencies for whom CEDAC
provides those services;

3. Manage a portfolio of more complex projects personally,
evaluating loan requests from borrowers, providing technical assistance,
and preparing analysis and recommendations for board review and action.

4. With the Director of Finance and Operations, review the
proposed terms and conditions of contracts and funding agreements which
support the program, to ensure that CEDAC can meet all contractual
obligations to its funding sources, and that the terms and conditions of
such contracts are consistent with CEDAC's overall fiscal and
administrative policies. With the Director of Finance and Operations,
the Program Manager shall review the periodic financial and contract
performance and make recommendations to the Executive Director for
revisions to the terms and conditions of the contract as required.

5. Remain current about changes in the housing and community
development industries, related to law, policy, regulations, and
financing, with respect to affordable and supported housing in the
non-profit environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum bachelor's degree and ten years related experience,
including progressively responsible experience in real estate finance
and development. Relevant master's degree may be substituted for two
year's experience. Previous senior management experience in
community-based development organization or in public development
finance agency required. Demonstrated leadership in developing,
implementing, and managing current housing and community development
policies and financing programs.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
Strong computer skills, including spreadsheets and word-processing
required. Ability to work as a member of a highly motivated management
team is very important, as is a commitment to non-profit development.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. CEDAC provides
an excellent fringe benefit package, including health, dental, life, and
disability insurance; Section 125 medical and dependent care plan;
deferred compensation plan; and three weeks vacation to start.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

CEDAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
People from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.

SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
18 Tremont Street, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02108
ATTN: Affordable Housing Program Manager Search


Karen E. Kelley
Director of Finance and Operations
CEDAC
18 Tremont St, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02108
ph: 617-727-5944
fax: 617-727-5990



Fecha - 27-06-02
Nombre: Dominique Bard
Email: dominiquebard@handmail.com
Comentarios: Devfinance: job opportunity in Yemen
A 2 months assignment is proposed to a qualified consultant in the field of financial support to Micro and Small Enterprises (rural and urban areas).

Location: Sana'a (Yemen) + visits of projects in some Governorates of the country
Start date: 15 August 2002 at the latest

Main task:

The selected candidate should review and assess activities conducted by the national Institution in charge of supporting Partners Organisations (NGOs, cooperatives,etc) that offer their services to SMEs.

The candidate should have previous solid experience working in MicroFinance projects dedicated to Micro and Small Entrepreneurs preferably in Midle East countries where islamic banking principles should be taken into consideration.

Interested applicants will receive more details of the TORs as well as remueration conditions for this mission sending their application and CV by e-mail to Mr. Denis Carra at Company BCEOM - Montpellier (France)
d.carra@bceom.fr
Tel: +33 4 67 99 23 74/23 60
Fax: +33 4 67 65 66 38


Fecha - 20-06-02
Nombre: Betty
Email: mutse2001@yahoo.co.uk
Comentarios: puedo trabajar como voluntario en verano.
gracious

Fecha - 08-06-02
Nombre: pdforum
Email: pdforum@pdforum.org
Comentarios: : Youth Internship Opportunity

Internship with Participatory Development Forum, Ottawa and the Institute for
Participatory Interaction in Development (IPID), Sri Lanka
July 1, 2002 – -March 31, 2003

The Participatory Development Forum is presently accepting applications for
the 2002-03 CIDA sponsored Youth Internship Program. This will be a unique
opportunity for a young Canadian to develop a deeper understanding of, and
practical experience in, the participatory approaches to development. The
intern will benefit from a mentoring relationship with an experienced and
established development practitioner, hands-on training in participatory
tools and methodologies, attendance to an international development
conference featuring pre-conference workshops and open-space technology, and
a six month overseas assignment with an innovative organization in Colombo,
Sri Lanka. The intern will benefit from the experiences of working in Ottawa
with a committed group of participatory development practitioners in a
leading-edge, non-traditional, non-governmental organization. The intern must
be available to attend PRA/PLA workshop training from July 15-20 and to
attend the PD Forum Conference: Participation for Global Action and Change,
in Guelph Ontario from July 29 to August 2.

Job description with the Participatory Development Forum, Ottawa (July and
August 2002, March 2003)
Resource Coordinator

-Liase and develop linkages with other Participatory Learning and Action
Resource Networks;
-Research best practices and lessons learned in participatory development;
-Compile these resources for the PD Forum’s Virtual Resource Centre on Best
Practices and Lessons Learned;
-Prepare annotated bibliographies and compendia of best practices and lessons
learned for use by IPID, PD Forum members, and other networks and
organizations upon request;
-Document best practices and lessons learned in PD from internship experience
to be circulated via e-views (the PD Forum’s virtual publication on
participatory events and experiences) and posted in the virtual resource
center.


Job description with IPID, Colombo, Sri Lanka (September 2002 - February 2003)
Documentation and Information Officer

The intern will work with the Insititute’s Resource Centre for Participation
Learning and Action. This resource centre provides services to
practitioners, students, national and international clients in governmental,
non-governmental and international agencies. IPID is currently working to
establish its Resource Centre as a repository of printed and electronic
material on subjects such as participatory development methodologies in
theory, experience and practices, issues related to gender equality,
sustainable development and civil society governance. The internship will
strengthen IPID’s ability to play a more active role in the International
Network of Resource Centre in Participatory Learning and Action and build
links with other organizations and contribute to the global movement for
participation.

-Develop a documentation and cataloguing system for Participatory Learning
and Action resources;
-Organise the existing documents in printed and electronic form around
relevant themes;
-Coordinate and strengthen networking linkages with other relevant PD network;
-Supervise and train an IPID trainee in Resource Centre management;
-Assist with the production of training manuals for resource centre
management;
-Devise promotion strategies to raise awareness of the Resource Centre.

The ideal candidate will have most of the following capabilities:

-A university degree (graduate preferred) in international development,
social sciences or a related field;
-Competence in librarianship and/or have a demonstrated competence in
information management and superior organisational abilities;
-Excellent knowledge of the use of computers;
-Be familiar with participatory development; experience and/or training
preferred;
-Have good interpersonal skills;
-Be able to take initiative and work with little supervision;
-Have a demonstrated appreciation of other cultures.

The intern must be:
-A Canadian citizen or permanent resident eligible to work in Canada;
-Between the ages of 19 and 30;
-Unemployed or underemployed;
-Out of school.

The intern is expected to reside in Ottawa for the PD Forum-based component
of the internship. S/he will receive a monthly stipend of $614/month for
each of the nine months of the internship. An additional amount will be
added for the Sri-Lanka based portions of the internship to cover
accommodation and domestic travel. International airfare, visa, and health
insurance costs are covered under the internship.

Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in this
internship by June 14 to:
Attn: Tanya Stergiou
Participatory Development Forum
1404 Scott Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 4M8
Or by e-mail to pdforum@pdforum.org (preferred) or fax (613) 792-1006

Selected candidates will be notified of an interview by June 20. Interviews
will take place by phone for non-Ottawa candidates.

Fecha - 05-06-02
Nombre: William Myers
Email: WMyers@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Job Opening: Program Officer for Lending
Please respond to: Angie McCarrel, Senior Program Officer-Lending
Angie@impactcapital.org
phone: 206.587.3200 ext. 106
fax: 206.587.3230


Impact Capital
401 Second Avenue South, Suite 301
Seattle, Wa 98104


IMPACT CAPITAL
Programs Provided in Conjunction with LISC

Impact Capital, formerly known as the Washington Community Development Loan
Fund, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Program Officer for
Lending. Impact Capital manages a statewide community development loan
fund, based in Seattle, Washington. We also have a satellite office in
Spokane. Impact Capital has offered pre-development financing and
capacity-building programs to assist nonprofit organization engaged in
affordable housing and community and economic development since
1994. Impact Capital delivers its programs in conjunction with the Local
Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national intermediary that has
served Washington State since 1988.

In June 2000, Impact Capital established a new $20 million loan fund. The
new loan fund, capitalized with private and public grants and investments,
offers a series of specialized short-term mortgage financing products. The
loan products are available to community development corporations,
nonprofit organizations, housing authorities or tribes undertaking
affordable housing, community or economic development projects. Section 8
preservation projects developed by for-profit developers will also be
eligible for certain loan products.

Impact Capital is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution
(CDFI) which is governed by a statewide Board of Directors representing
private corporations and philanthropy, government, consumers and other
individuals active in affordable housing, community and economic development.

Job Duties

The Program Officer will work directly with organizations seeking Impact
Capital funding, public financing agencies and private banks. The primary
job responsibilities include:

Ø Analyze and underwrite housing and real estate based economic
development projects serving low-income populations throughout Washington
State;
Ø Prepare detailed written underwriting assessment of loan requests
and present recommendations to the Board of Directors or Regional Credit
Committees;
Ø Close loans, approve loan disbursements, and manage loan portfolio;
Ø Provide technical assistance to organizations requesting Impact
Capital loan funds;
Ø Evaluate organizational capacity and make recommendations for
capacity grants or training programs; and
Ø Provide general staffing to the Regional Credit Committees.

The Program Officer will work in an energetic and enjoyable team
environment of fourteen total staff. This includes three other Program
Officers devoted primarily to lending.

Impact Capital contracts for staff payroll and benefits with the
LISC. Therefore, the Program Officer will be employed by LISC but will
perform duties on behalf of Impact Capital and LISC.

Required Qualifications
1. At least five years experience in lending or development of housing
or commercial projects;
2. Experience in closing real estate transactions either as lender or
borrower;
3. Experience and/or good familiarity with the operations of
non-profit organizations;
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
5. Strong computer skills in word processing and spread sheets,
preferably experience with Windows, Word, and Excel;
6. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies;
7. Ability to work independently; and
8. BA or BS degree in relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Familiarity with affordable housing, community, and economic
development issues and financing sources;
2. Experience in loan portfolio management;
3. Experience with development issues in a variety of settings
including urban, suburban, small town, and rural areas;
4. Experience working as a lender, developer, funder, or technical
assistance provider to community-based organizations;
5. Graduate degree in related field (e.g. real estate finance,
business, nonprofit management, public policy, or planning).

LISC serves as Impact Capital's contractual employer. Impact Capital, via
LISC, offers a competitive salary and generous benefit package. Qualified
applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter by close of
business Thursday, June 13, 2002 to:

Impact Capital
Attn: Angie McCarrel, Senior Program Officer
401 Second Avenue South, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98104

Resumes may also be submitted at your own risk via email:
hr@impactcapital.org or fax: (206) 587-3230. For additional information
please refer to the Impact Capital website: www.impactcapital.org or call
(206) 587-3200.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




Fecha - 04-06-02
Nombre: job opening
Comentarios: Referrals of qualified minority candidates are appreciated.

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Alternatives Federal Credit Union is seeking a Marketing Director. She or he will be responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Credit Union’s marketing and public relations plan. Strong written and oral communication skills are a must. A degree or prior experience in marketing or related field is desired. The successful candidate will have a commitment to social and economic justice, energy and enthusiasm. This is an exempt position.



About Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Alternatives Credit Union is a non-profit, cooperative, community development credit union, serving those least served by other financial institutions: low income, non-profits, small business and the self employed. Money invested with Alternatives Credit Union is re-invested in our community through innovative programs: free checking, loans for minority and women owned business, affordable housing; a charitable donation program linking members and non-profits; a youth credit union. Well respected locally, Alternatives is also known nationally in the credit union, community development financial institution, and socially responsible investing movements.

Competitive Wage. Generous benefits.

For more information about the Credit Union, please see HTTP://www.alternatives.org

For application, send letter of introduction, resume and salary history/requirements to:
Sharon Kinnan, Human Resource Manager
Alternatives Federal Credit Union, 301 W. State St. Ithaca, NY 14850.
E-mail: skinnan@alternatives.org, FAX (607) 277-6391

Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Sharon Kinnan, Human Resource Manager
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
301 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850-5431
(607) 273-3582 ext 821 fax (607) 277-6391 www.alternatives.org
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Fecha - 03-06-02
Nombre: Deidre Swesnik
Email: dswesnik@rapoza.org
Comentarios: Development Director, RCAP Inc. "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

RCAP Inc., a national non-profit organization serving small rural
communities, is seeking an experienced development director. The
successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to seek out and
research funding sources, prepare fundable grant proposals and maintain
relationships with funders. Strong written/oral communication and
computer skills are required. Some knowledge of rural community
infrastructure and environmental issues is highly desirable and an
understanding of rural program development in loan funds, housing or
telecommunications would be a plus. Salary range $55-$65,000.
Excellent benefits. Send resume with salary history to RCAP, Inc., 1522
K St., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Email to rcap@rcap.org.
AA/EOE.


Fecha - 02-06-02
Nombre: Devjovs
Comentarios: Table of Contents

There are 3 messages in this issue:

Message 1 - Field-based Microfinance Technical Advisors for Save the
Children +b
Message 2 - PFPS-JOBS Digest for Thursday, May 30, 2002
Message 3 - ReliefWeb Vacancies Update

____________________________________________
____________________________________________

Message 1

Field-based Microfinance Technical Advisors for Save the Children +b

Posted by: Liz McGuinness LMcGuinn@dc.savechildren.org

Save the Children Federation, a major international relief and development
organization, seeks:
Field-based Microfinance Technical Advisors to provide technical assistance
to local, women-focused microfinance institutions in one or more countries
in Asia, Central Asia, the NIS and Africa. In some cases, these positions
will include program management responsibilities.

REQUIRES: Masters or equivalent Degree in international development,
business management or economics; five year's experience working with
microfinance institutions that serve at least 5,000 clients and/or
experience in a banking environment; and program management experience.
Extensive skills in institutional development, business planning, financial
management and new product development for local microfinance institutions.
Appropriate language ability (Central Asia - Farsi; NIS - Russian;
Africa-French) desirable.

Deadline: Open

Please send resume to: Sita Conklin, fax 202-293-4167 or 202-637-9362 or
email to MicroF@dc.savechildren.org

Liz McGuinness
Economic Opportunities Specialist
Save the Children
2000 M Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-4394

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.

____________________________________________
____________________________________________

Message 2

PFPS-JOBS Digest for Thursday, May 30, 2002

Posted by: Kristine Marigomen

PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health)
Human Resources/Professional Recruitment
1455 NW Leary Way
Seattle, WA 98107
CLOSING DATE: Monday, June 3, 2002

Title: Strategic Program Leader, Maternal/Child Health and Nutrition
Location: Seattle, Washington or Washington, D.C.
Starting Salary Range: $92,200 - $130,000 DOE
Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Direction:
* Provide strategic leadership in designing PATH's maternal, child health
and nutrition strategic program; recommend program direction based on
consideration of a broad range of internal and external factors, and an
understanding of how existing program areas can contribute to the MCHN
strategic program.
* In collaboration with existing PATH teams and staff worldwide, build a
strategic and cohesive MCHN program for PATH.
Management:
* Provide general project oversight on MCHN projects, including project
design, implementation, and evaluation.
* Work with team leaders on personnel issues - recruiting, hiring,
retention, and conflict resolution.
* With project administrators, work to ensure
management/administrative/financial consistency among teams.
* Develop and exploit functional links with complementary activities in
PATH's various strategic and country programs.
* Conduct regular, formal program updates on MCHN activities for PATH
senior management;
* Advise senior management on MCHN issues.
Fundraising:
* Take the lead in identifying and pursuing MCHN funding opportunities.
* Coordinate MCHN team fundraising activities within MCHN and across PATH.
Evaluation:
* Ensure that teams maintain an ongoing focus on overall project impact;
provide guidance to teams when necessary.
* Ensure that each MCHN project has an appropriate monitoring and
* evaluation plan in place.
* Ensure that expected results of MCHN activities are clear, measurable and
consistent with PATH policies and mission.
External Collaboration:
* Support MCHN team efforts to forge effective collaborations/partnerships
with other international health NGOs/agencies.
* Identify and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders representing a
broad range of functions and levels; build strong external networks with
people in the industry or profession.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Advanced Degree in public health or related field.
* Thorough knowledge of international guidelines for Maternal Child Health
issued by international organizations such as UNICEF, FAO, and WHO.
* Ten plus years experience managing a large primary health care project in
the field, or working with public health systems in developing countries.
* Demonstrated leadership, personnel management and coaching/mentoring
experience.
* Five plus years experience building a comprehensive MCHN program in the
field.
* Five plus years experience in designing and evaluating information
* systems for monitoring health indicators in developing countries.
* Experience with MCHN product or service introduction in developing
* countries a plus.
* Experience working with Ministries of Health and high level officials in
developing countries.
* Minimum of five years experience fundraising for international health
* programs - familiarity with public and private donors.
* Experience working in more than one geographic region a plus.

TO APPLY:
To be considered for this position, email cover letter and resume to
jobs@mail.path.org citing job #1168' position closes June 3, 2002.
*Include your resume in the body of an email message or attached as a
Microsoft Word 97 (or earlier) file.
*In the Subject field of your message, please provide your last name,
position number, and position title. You will receive an acknowledgment
upon receipt of your resume. Unfortunately, we are only able to respond
further to candidates chosen for interviews or additional follow-up.
*For additional information, contact Dorothy Culjat, Human
Resources/Professional Recruitment, dculjat@path.orge All posted positions
are full time unless otherwise noted. PATH is dedicated to diversity in
staff and is an equal opportunity employer.

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.

____________________________________________
____________________________________________

Message 3

ReliefWeb Vacancies Update

Please find below a list of new vacancy postings from the Relief Web Site.
If you do not have Web access and wish to receive a vacancy via Email,
simply copy the reference to a desired vacancy, reply to this message and
paste the reference into the body of the new Email. Please limit each
request to a single vacancy.

Applications for positions should be sent directly to the organisation in
question. For details, see : http://www.reliefweb.int/vacancies/

Job Title : Chief of Mission (reconstruction)
Job Location : Angola (Província de Benguela e de Bié)
Organisation : CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/CF12E7CD999A30C7C1256BC3003BFB84

Job Title: Sectoral Experts (4 )
Job Location: Angola (Província de Benguela e de Bié)
Organisation : CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/B4AC54EA57947642C1256BC3003C6CE9

Job Title : Road Rehabilitation Manager
Job Location : Mozambique (Quelimane)
Organisation : World Vision International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/4E4D378656BFB566C1256BC3004B018A

Job Title : Assessment Medical Coordinator
Job Location : Angola
Organisation : Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D0325C0113DE89E6C1256BC300532934

Job Title : Assessment Project Coordinator
Job Location : Angola
Organisation : Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/89D72604588EB0BBC1256BC300537EFA

Job Title : Area Coordinator, P-4
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/ UN
Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/408A4D69BC398002C1256BC3005FE69F

Job Title : Humanitarian Affairs Officer / Protection, P-4
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/ UN
Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/877453CCC916FD93C1256BC30061363F

Job Title : Programme Officer, P-4
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/
UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/B601058CE6458DDFC1256BC30061D46E

Job Title : Report Officer, P-2
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/UN
Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/ADE64F5D9A97E032C1256BC300626EE7

Job Title : Technical Advisor, Psychosocial Programs
Job Location : West Bank & Gaza Strip
Organisation : Save the Children US
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/1CBE5C73297C51BBC1256BC30063835E

Job Title : Trainer/Expert in the Psychological Consequences of War /
Expert in Civil Society / Professional Assistant to the Head of Mission
Job Location : Croatia (Vukovar)
Organisation : Coalition for Work With Psychotrauma and Peace
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E5889849C0AA8D45C1256BC4003391E3

Job Title : Manager Railway Sector-Kosovo Trust Agency
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/2A45C82E0FD5456DC1256BC500359ED5

Job Title : Internal Auditor of the Kosovo Trust Agency
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/56C831B16584E270C1256BC50034EE3C

Job Title : Manager Airport Sector, Kosovo Trust Agency
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/A9E7126D3291D7A8C1256BC500354EB3

Job Title : Division Manager Post & Telecommunications, Kosovo Trust Agency
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/0F514215DBF1C639C1256BC500360DA0

Job Title : Advisor, Road & Transport Services and Policy, MTC
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/19B71A364117E2EDC1256BC50036743B

Job Title : Senior Advisor, Telecommunications, MTC
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/08C18C51B21D557AC1256BC50036CE47

Job Title : Advisor, Road Infrastructure & Transport Policy, MTC
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/1FC4968BA21B7EB0C1256BC500372763

Job Title : Advisor Freight Transport, MTC
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/44C27A9D408BFEA9C1256BC500378441

Job Title : Principal International Officer to the Minister of
Transportation & Telecommunications
Job Location : Kosovo (Pristina)
Organisation : European Union Pillar of UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E9348154C21FEDBCC1256BC50037D4F0

Job Title : Chef de Mission
Job Location : Burundi
Organisation : Avocats Sans Frontières - Belgique
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/48D50CEDE954B166C1256BC6002E3B8D

Job Title : Assistant Technique Juriste
Job Location : Burundi
Organisation : Avocats Sans Frontières - Belgique
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/7209683225BA37CDC1256BC6002EE17A

Job Title : Programme Advisor, Conflict
Job Location : United Kingdom (Oxford)
Organisation : Oxfam GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/3F6EF141B823617CC1256BC60046BEE9

Job Title : Experts (2) in evaluation of Humanitarian Aid, respectively in
Nutrition & Logistics (Evaluation of ECHO)
Job Location : Afghanistan, Ethiopia & Kenya and the Central American
group of Honduras, Nicaragua & Guatemala
Organisation : Transtec
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/F42C7FB8776B02C2C1256BC6004EB98C

Job Title : Chief, Donor Relations & Information Unit, P-5
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/ UN
Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/3A7AE4257B810C66C1256BC6004E5F1F

Job Title : Experts (2) in evaluation of Humanitarian Aid, respectively in
Nutrition & Logistics (Evaluation of WFP)
Job Location : Afghanistan, Eritrea, U. Rep. of Tanzania, Serbia
Organisation : Transtec
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/8F12CB15D3E11404C1256BC6004FD5DE

Job Title : Head of Mission in Kosovo
Job Location : Kosovo
Organisation : Fondation Terre des Hommes
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/9AA8480455A191AFC1256BC700377E70

Job Title : Delegate in Afghanistan
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : Fondation Terre des hommes
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/9E70E72D7AF785BBC1256BC700381141

Job Title : Financial controller
Job Location : United Kingdom (London)
Organisation : Penal Reform International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/D2F9066E46064504C1256BC7003DFD69

Job Title : Emergency Support Advisor
Job Location : United Kingdom (London)
Organisation : CARE International UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/7AF79BF0C9DA209AC1256BC7004043E1

Job Title : Intern/volunteer for EFTA Campaign & Advocacy Office
Job Location : Belgium (Brussels)
Organisation : EFTA - European Fair Trade Association
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/BF7E8E36B1D3E764C1256BC70046204A

Job Title : Director of Programs
Job Location : USA (Arlington, Virginia)
Organisation : International Relief and Development, Inc.
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/AB35CF5065D5B6CEC1256BC70052677B

Job Title : Staff Accountant
Job Location : USA (Arlington, Virginia)
Organisation : International Relief and Development, Inc.
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/68EAFBD387D1C191C1256BC70052D944

Job Title : Country Director
Job Location : Indonesia (Jakarta)
Organisation : International Relief and Development, Inc.
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/B7600EE825B2BF0DC1256BC70052ACF1

Job Title : Grant Management Consultant
Job Location : Serbia (Western)
Organisation : United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/134703ED78ADED8DC1256BC7006FDCE3

Job Title : Program Manager
Job Location : Serbia
Organisation : United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/354BCA0927812F67C1256BC7006F67AB

Job Title : Program Manager, Cross Boundary Minority Returns Program
Job Location : Kosovo
Organisation : United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E495D5431850CE29C1256BC700720CD5

Job Title : Nutrition Trainer
Job Location : Malawi
Organisation : Action Against Hunger
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/DE437CAEFD588629C1256BC80030D8E5

Job Title : Director, Programme, Planning and Assessment Section, D-2
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs/ UN
Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C784D762344C6881C1256BC8003A50A7

Job Title : Programme Co-ordinator
Job Location : India (Visakhapatnam)
Organisation : Architecture & Développement
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/0DA5669F0E25E731C1256BC80044A64C

Job Title : Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Job Location : South Sudan
Organisation : Save the Children UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/A5F9DD02A8388685C1256BC80046A3BC

Job Title : Project Manager Child Protection
Job Location : South Sudan
Organisation : Save the Children UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C76968DCA568C2C3C1256BC800461793

Job Title : Project Manager Education
Job Location : South Sudan
Organisation : Save the Children UK
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C79586A5EE756F68C1256BC8004655F2

Job Title : Program Manager
Job Location : Kosovo, Eastern (Gjilan)
Organisation : United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/9440FCC42F24243FC1256BC8004B4B35

Job Title : Humanitarian Project Manager
Job Location : Nicaragua (Managua & Departments)
Organisation : OXFAM GB
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/1AA0EC3ED2175198C1256BC8005002DF

Job Title : Associate Legal Officer, P-2
Job Location : Tanzania, United Rep. of (Arusha)
Organisation : International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/29F46FBD43E079CE85256BC8004F9279

Job Title : Associate Legal Officer, P-2
Job Location : Netherlands (The Hague)
Organisation : International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
(ICTY)
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/3E460E8D71A0F95185256BC8005154B5

Job Title : Programme Director
Job Location : Afghanistan
Organisation : Handicap International France
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/77FC01C59CB8BB22C1256BC80056D0CB

Job Title : Education Manager
Job Location : Afganistan
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/94CCA71E8B4037FBC1256BC8005ABAA1

Job Title : Repatriation & Integration Coordinator
Job Location : Afganistan & Pakistan
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C84C0C57684E20A1C1256BC8005B36EB

Job Title : International Expert
Job Location : Serbia
Organisation : CARE Austria / CARE International Yugoslavia
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C9666A4496300F7EC1256BC80066BB99

Job Title : Field Coordinator
Job Location : Indonesia
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/0E0ADE4518228D9EC1256BC8006C4BD9

Job Title : Program Manager
Job Location : Indonesia
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/8D2C14963BAAF570C1256BC8006D26C5

Job Title : Environmental Health Manager
Job Location : East Timor
Organisation : International Rescue Committee
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/C46601633E3AF8D4C1256BC8006DDBA1

Job Title : Chief of Party
Job Location : East Timor (Dili)
Organisation : CARE
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/E481891234554A6AC1256BC8006E31AF

Job Title : Finance Director
Job Location : Azerbaijan
Organisation : Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF) International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/CC1CB9C9E91417B8C1256BC8007195CA

Job Title : Head of Mission
Job Location : Afghanistan (Kabul)
Organisation : Pharmaciens Sans Frontières Comité International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/59FEB611050C6A10C1256BC900386FE3

Job Title : Finance Manager
Job Location : Mozambique
Organisation : Air Serv International
URL Address :
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/res.nsf/wDocs/46BCD0383254D52AC1256BC9006BA3FA

Please mention clearly in your job application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through DEVJOBS, and mention the URL of its website -
www.devjobsmail.com. Thanks.



Fecha - 31-05-02
Nombre: Alan Branson"
Email: ABranson@ECD.Org
Comentarios: Position Announcement

Business Development Officer


The Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) is seeking outstanding individuals for the position of Business Development Officer. Positions are available in Pine Bluff, AR.



ECD is a private business development organization serving the Delta regions of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Its mission is to improve the lives of residents through the creation and expansion of high-quality jobs and increased opportunities for business ownership. ECD provides financial, management and marketing assistance to Delta firms and entrepreneurs both directly and through strategic partnerships with the private, public and non-profit sectors. Based in Jackson, Mississippi, ECD has offices in Pine Bluff, Forrest City and Jonesboro in Arkansas; Monroe, Louisiana; and Clarksdale, Southaven and Vicksburg, Mississippi.



Position Summary
The Business Development Officer is responsible for developing and managing a commercial loan portfolio. This position reports directly to the Director of Business Development. Primary responsibilities include:



· Develop active referral network for identifying potential customers and co-lending partners.

· Work with prospects and internal staff to adequately assess risk of credit requests (range from $10,000 to $2,000,000), present recommendations and facilitate loan closings.

· Ongoing management of customer relationship including facilitating required outside assistance (e.g., accounting, management, marketing, engineering), compliance with loan covenants, payment performance, and on-site inspections.



Background Required
· Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Graduate degree or professional certification preferred.

· Four years experience in lending, banking, finance or related area. Preference for experience in business lending, development finance or asset-based lending.

· Demonstrated strength in credit analysis, financial analysis, and communication skills (written and verbal).

· Strong computer skills, especially with financial spreadsheets and word processing.



Please send resumes to:



Vice President - Programs

Enterprise Corporation of the Delta

308 East Pearl Street, 4th Floor

Jackson, MS 39201

EOE






Fecha - 19-05-02
Nombre: Sarah Clarke
Email: sclarke1@gdnet.org
Comentarios: The GDN Bridging Research and Policy Project is now firmly underway.
A project steering committee has been appointed and has had its first
(virtual) meeting, the RAPNet web site has been established, and
surveys of researchers and policy-makers are underway. You can find
out more about the project at www.gdnet.org/subpages/rapnet, or catch
up with recent news at www.gdnet.org/subpages/rapnet/News_Latest.html

The project is now recruiting a full time project coordinator - see
www.gdnet.org/subpages/rapnet/Coord_Recruitment_Call.html, and
has put out a call for preliminary case studies - see
www.gdnet.org/subpages/rapnet/Case_Study_Call.html.

We will shortly be establishing an e-mail group, and e-discussion
of the preliminary case studies as they come in. You will soon
be able to register for these on-line, but in the meantime, if you
would like join these groups, please reply to this message with the
word 'subscribe' in the subject box.

Best wishes

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sarah Clarke
Specialist, International Economics and Development
The Global Development Network
Suite 1112, 2600 Virginia Avenue
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 338-6350/338-6351 (general line)
Tel: (202) 338-6821 (personal)
Fax: (202) 338-6826/(202) 338-6831
email: sclarke1@gdnet.org / http://gdnet.org/



Fecha - 18-05-02
Nombre:
Email: pbchapel@aol.com
Comentarios: Please reply to: pbchapel@aol.com

Executive Director
Rainier Valley Community Development Fund
Seattle, Washington
May 2002

The Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (“CDF”) is a soon-to-be
incorporated $50-million community-controlled loan fund being established
to address the temporary impact of light rail construction in Seattle’s
Rainier Valley neighborhood and to serve as a long-term asset to support
ongoing community development activity. The CDF, which is currently
governed by a seven-member founding board of directors, will be capitalized
over the next seven years with $50 million from the City of Seattle and
King County. The CDF Board seeks a highly experienced community
development finance professional to help set up the CDF and manage all
aspects of its day-to-day operations.

The Rainier Valley is located in Southeast Seattle. It is the most
culturally and economically diverse neighborhood in Seattle, home to Viet
Namese, Filipino, Somali, Eritrean, Japanese American, Chinese American,
African American, and Caucasian people. The Rainier Valley also supports
the largest number of public housing units in the city and is experiencing
gentrification pressures, which are both feared and welcomed.

The CDF’s five-year operating plan, which describes the CDF’s history,
products, governance, management, operations, and financial forecast, is
available for review.


JOB TITLE: Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund
STARTING DATE: Fall 2002
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director is the chief staff member, provides leadership and
is the organization's liaison to the Rainier Valley community, all
community organizations, public and private funding sources, financial
institutions, and the media.

The Executive Director is responsible for promoting and adhering to the use
of the CDF’s tools in support of the organization’s mission. The mission of
the CDF is:

The Rainier Valley Community Development Fund is a self-sustaining,
community-controlled entity that preserves and strengthens cultural
diversity, long-term livability, and economic opportunity for Rainier
Valley residents, businesses, and institutions.

The initial focus of the CDF is on providing financial and technical
support to business and property owners impacted by the construction of
light rail in the Rainier Valley. Over time, the CDF will expand into
funding community and transit-oriented development projects including
commercial real estate, affordable housing, community facilities, and
pre-apprenticeship training.

Financial products offered by the CDF are diverse and range from business
loans and grants, commercial mortgages, affordable housing mortgages,
facilities loans, to pre-apprenticeship training grants.

The CDF Executive Director will oversee all management and program
operations, and hire and supervise staff, interns, volunteers and
consultants who assist staff.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible
for:
· Negotiating and managing terms and conditions of contracts with
all public funders
· Managing a diverse product set, including finalizing the
underwriting details for supplemental mitigation products;
· Directing all programs, including business technical assistance,
lending programs, ongoing management assistance, business and personal
support services, pre-apprenticeship training grants; and all aspects of
residential and commercial real estate lending;
· Raising additional funds at a future date, developing a diverse
resource base, and planning the budget;
· Recruiting, hiring, supervising, motivating staff, and promoting
development of their skills and leadership abilities;
· Selecting and overseeing the implementation of all management
information systems, including financial and program information, to
facilitate planning, provide evaluative data for monitoring the CDF’s
performance, and support resource development efforts;
· Promoting economic development (business lending and real estate
development lending) with funding sources and others, to ensure that
clients have access to other community resources and financing;
· Developing and maintaining external relationships with community
organizations and groups, business assistance organizations, financing
institutions and public agencies; and
· Developing collaborative relationships and partnerships that
enhance the organization and its ability to meet the needs of its diverse
constituency.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The Executive Director should be a mature professional and have a minimum
of 5-8 years of relevant work experience, with background in nonprofit
community development financial institution manage­ment, and preferably in
both housing and/or facilities development and business lending. The
candidate’s experience should include strategic planning, board and
community relations, personnel supervision, and financial management. S/he
must also have experience working with lower income people, diverse
communities; and be a capable, compassionate, energetic and positive leader
– able to motivate and work with a wide variety of professionals and
volunteers.

The Executive Director must:
· Be passionate about the CDF’s mission and eager to represent the
organization to a diverse group of external audiences;
· Be an effective advocate for lower income and minority business
owners and individuals; and
· Write well and have excellent verbal communication skills.

The Executive Director must possess a high level of commitment to meet the
economic needs of a racially and culturally diverse community, have a
reputation for high ethical and moral standards, have an inclusive
non-hierarchical management style, and be enthusiastic about working with a
diverse staff and strong Board of Directors. Proficiency in another
language would be a plus.

In addition, because the CDF is a start-up institution, candidates should
be willing to operate within ambiguity at times; must be flexible; and
capable of identifying operating gaps and quickly determining how to fill
them.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
· College degree in any applicable field or equivalent experience
in relevant areas. MBA and/or CPA are plusses.
· Real estate development and/or commercial lending experience
required.
· Solid financial accounting, statement preparation and analytical
skills.
· Proven cash management skills, i.e. control, forecasting and
budgeting.
· Proven human resource management skills and experience.
· Interpersonal skills must include a demonstrated ability to deal
effectively with diverse constituents, internal staff, board members,
investors, outside public accounting, legal, bank and other professionals.
· Computer literate, with strong working knowledge of accounting
software and spreadsheet applications.
· MIS management experience is a plus.
· Financial services experience (i.e., lending, funding and
portfolio risk analysis) is a plus.
· Nonprofit work experience is a plus.
· Experience managing start-ups successfully a plus.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are budgeted at 35% of
salary. Position is full-time.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE

The CDF is an equal opportunity employer: people of color, women, and
disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter with resume to:
Paige Chapel
Consultant to the CDF Board
520-17th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email: pbchapel@aol.com
Deadline for responses: 5 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, June 10, 2002

Patty Grossman
Patty Grossman Consulting, Inc.
6527 - 48th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98115-7732
Voice: 206.527.8668
Fax: 206.527.4544
pattygrossman@alum.mit.edu




Fecha - 16-05-02
Nombre: Pierre Bernier
Email: pierre_bernier@acdi-cida.gc.ca
Comentarios: The Canadian International Development Agency CIDA ( Africa and Middle East
>Branch) is trying to identifies potential condidates (consultant) to
>conduct a mid-term evaluation of a training Program in Social Work. We are
>looking for candidates with : I) a strong expertise in Social Work per se;
>ii) experience in projetc or programm evaluation; iii) experience in
>International Delopment, particularly in the Arab World.
>
>If you have any suggestion, please contact me
>
>Pierre Bernier
>Anthropologue / Anthropologist
>Spécialiste en dimensions sociales / Social Dimensions Specialist
>Direction générale de l'Afrique et Moyen-Orient / Africa and Middle East
>Branch
>Tel : (819) 997-0469 Facsimile / Fax: (819) 953-5834
>Email: pierre_bernier@acdi-cida.gc.ca



Fecha - 16-05-02
Nombre: "Brian Singer"
Email: brians@camba.org
Comentarios: CHILDCARE BUSINESS COUNSELOR

CAMBA, a non-profit community based organization located in the Flatbush
Section of Brooklyn, is seeking a Childcare Business Counselor. CAMBA is a
rapidly growing, continually evolving organization that encourages staff
development and is dedicated to promoting from within. We are hierarchical
but not bureaucratic, large in size but grass roots in philosophy. CAMBA
offers a creative work environment that fosters freedom of expression and
encourages staff to independently resolve problems that impede clients’
progress in achieving their goals as a way of measuring our own success and
accountability. This position requires an individual that is dedicated,
client focused, culturally competent and ready to meet the challenges of
service delivery in Brooklyn. CAMBA requires that all its employees be high
energy, empathetic, flexible, willing and hard-working team players.

CAMBA’s Small Business Services Program operates a Family Day Care Network
that assists individuals who are interested in operating or expanding home
day care businesses. We seek an applicant with strong communication,
organizational and business skills to join CAMBA as our Childcare Business
Counselor. The counselor’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate the
daily operations of the Family Day Care program. Four times a year, we offer
a three-week seminar that covers topics related to opening a family day care
including government regulations, child development, activity planning,
marketing, bookkeeping, provider-parent contracts and taxes. The counselor
will also be responsible for ordering, distributing and monitoring inventory
of day care supplies that are provided to eligible program participants. The
counselor will also assist with reviewing and packaging microloan
applications. In addition, the counselor will be responsible for a small
computer skills program. Duties include recruiting students, scheduling
sessions and monitoring payments.

Responsibilities include:
Coordination of the daily operation of the FDC program;
Organizing, scheduling and instructing the quarterly family day care
seminars-each including approximately 20 participants;
Recruitment and screening of program participants;
Provision of one on one technical assistance to existing as well as
potential day care providers;
Maintenance of client data-with approximately 500 providers & potential
providers in database;
Conducting monthly Business Network meetings with FDC program participants;
Ordering, distributing and monitoring day care supply inventory;
Writing quarterly reports to funders and weekly reports to supervisors;
Conducting at least 2 site visits of businesses per month;
Coordinating the computer skills program;
Assist with reviewing and packaging microloan applications;
Partnering with other family day care networks and small business
development agencies

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in relevant field or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
with three to five years of related experience. Applicants with no Bachelor’
s degree will be considered if they have particularly relevant experience;
Strong managerial, organizational and communication skills;
Acute analytical skills, especially as related to small businesses;
Ability to work closely with low-income individuals;
Strong initiative and creative ability to expand program goals;
Word Processing and Spreadsheets skills necessary. Database skills
preferred.
Interested persons should email, fax or send a resume and cover letter with
salary history to:
CHILDCARE BUSINESS COUNSELOR POSITION
CAMBA, Inc.
884 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
brians@camba.org
Ph. (718) 282-2500
Fax #: (718) 282-8329
EOE


Home Daycare Business Intern
CAMBA, a non-profit community based organization located in the Flatbush
Section of Brooklyn, is seeking a Home Daycare Business Intern. CAMBA is a
rapidly growing, continually evolving organization that encourages staff
development and is dedicated to promoting from within.
CAMBA’s Small Business Services Program operates a Family Day Care Network
that assists individuals who are interested in operating or expanding home
day care businesses. CAMBA seeks to hire an intern who will design and set
up a new loan product that will allow existing day care providers to
purchase a computer by taking out a business loan from CAMBA. The loan
package would include the computer, computer training, business software,
and educational software. We will offer these services to day care providers
in groups of about five so that we can purchase computers, software and
training in bulk, thereby reducing the cost. The intern’s responsibilities
would consist of working with the Small Business Services Supervisor to:
· Help the Small Business Services supervisor formulate the program’s
lending criteria;
· Modify the Small Business Services current loan application to create a
separate application for this new loan product;
· Interview potential loan recipients about their business needs and explain
the benefits of using a computer in their businesses;
· Seek out and establish a relationship with a vendor or vendors from whom
we could purchase these computers;
· Write a marketing plan for the new loan product.
· Research and select appropriate computer software (client management,
accounting, and early childhood education software programs) for the loan
recipients to use in managing their businesses;
The intern should be a graduate or undergraduate student in business,
finance, urban studies, non-profit management or other relevant field. He or
she should understand how small businesses, financing and/or loan programs
work; have basic computer skills and enough knowledge from a business
standpoint to evaluate business management and accounting computer programs,
and know the basics of creating a marketing plan. The internship is paid and
will last for the duration of the summer.
Interested persons should email, fax or send a resume and cover letter to:
CAMBA, Inc.
884 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Ph. (718) 282-2500
Fax #: (718) 282-8329
brians@camba.org
EOE




Fecha - 15-05-02
Nombre: Keith Ferrell
Email: tadirector@juno.com
Comentarios: TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS is currently contracted with the Philadelphia
Empowerment Zone to provide entrepreneurship training classes to existing
and prospective business owners in the North Central Philadelphia
Empowerment Zone. Classes are held for three eight-week sessions in the
evenings (two nights per week) and one five-week, Saturday-only session.

A position for a trainer with marketing proficiency has opened, and we
would like to hear from all interested parties with the following
qualifications:

EXPERIENCE:
Three to five years of experience in economic development;
One to three years of teaching, training, or regular presentation
experience;
One or more years of business plan writing experience.

EDUCATION:
B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college or university (Marketing,
Journalism, or Public Relations preferred).

OTHER SKILLS
Preference is given to individuals who have been self-employed. Ability
to write effective advertising copy, basic computer skills, and
sensitivity to the African-American community are required.

Please send your resume (by e-mail as RTF, by fax, or by snail mail) to:

Keith Ferrell
Technical Assistants
1500 Market Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 546-4530
(215) 546-4538 fax
tadirector@juno.com

Fecha - 13-05-02
Nombre: David R. Wohl
Email: drwohl@earthlink.net
Comentarios: Sabino Community Development Resources, a consulting firm based in Tucson, AZ but working nationally, has an opening for a Real Estate Analyst. The Analyst will evaluate potential Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Investments for a large client of SCDR. The position involves extensive travel and requires the ability to work independently. The Analyst does not need to be based in Tucson. Training will be provided, but experience in the financial analysis of multifamily housing, basic familiarity with the LIHTC program, and understanding of apartment markets are essential. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

A job description is posted on the Enterprise Foundation Job Board:
http://www.enterprisefoundation.org/resources/communityjobboard/jobs/showjob.asp?forumid=9&id=507

You can also email me to request a copy of the job description and more information on the company.

NO CALLS, PLEASE. Send resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to:

David R. Wohl
Sabino Community Development Resources
4505 N. Quartz Hill Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
drwohl@earthlink.net



Fecha - 12-05-02
Nombre: Anthony Scoggins
Email: Anthony@coopscanada.coop
Comentarios: The Canadian Co-operative Association is the national association of
>co-operatives and credit unions in English-speaking Canada. CCA supports
>capacity-building of co-operatives internationally with the generous
>assistance of its member organizations and the Canadian International
>Development Agency.
>
>CCA is currently seeking two experts in the management of co-operative
>financial institutions for an upcoming, short-term assignment in India.
>
>The purpose of the assignment is to develop both a business plan and
>capacity-building plan for a well established and progressive urban
>co-operative bank. The client institution is a large and profitable
>multi-branch financial co-operative with 18,000 member-shareholders, 150
>employees, and total assets over $50 million. The Bank offers a range of
>financial products and services to the public (including micro-finance)
>but senior management recognizes the need for the Co-operative to
>re-engineer its operations in order to respond effectively to a changing
>regulatory environment and liberalizing financial market.
>
> The assignment will be for a term of approximately 30 days and comprise
> three main tasks:
> * Conducting a preliminary operational and institutional assessment of
> the Co-operative Bank;
> * Informed by that assessment, facilitating and guiding a
> participatory planning process by which the Bank's Board of Directors and
> senior management team elaborate a 3-5 year business plan; and
> * Based upon the outcome of that process, elaborating a
> capacity-building plan that will enable the Bank to achieve its business
> and social goals.
>The two successful candidates shall have complimentary skills and
>expertise in co-operative governance, banking operations and strategic
>management of financial institutions. Priority areas of concern
>identified in the pre-consultation process included Inspection and
>Control; Budgeting & Planning; MIS; and Human Resource Management.
>
> It is envisaged that one team member shall be drawn from CCA's network
> of co-operatives and credit unions, while one shall be an external expert
> with experience in co-operative banking in developing countries.
>
> The two consultants shall work as a team. Both team members will have
> excellent communication and facilitation skills with experience in
> working in complex organizations and cross-cultural situations. A
> July/August timeline is set for this assignment.
>
> Qualified and interested individuals are invited to send their C.V.s to
> CCA, c/o Ms. Laurie Tennian
> <laurie@coopscanada.coop> by May 24th,
> 2002. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




Fecha - 09-05-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Investors’ Circle is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Office Manager/Events Planner. The Office Manager/Events Planner handles day-to-day operational aspects of this 4-person nonprofit organization and reports to the CEO.



Investors’ Circle is a nonprofit, membership-based, national network of investors who believe that business must lead the transition to a sustainable economy. IC members seek to balance environmental, social, and financial returns on their investments and since 1992 have invested over $80 million in 120 socially responsible private companies and small venture funds. Companies supported by our members range from alternative power technology to organic foods to socially responsible dot-coms.



The Office Manager/Events Planner’s responsibilities include:

o Planning and executing all the logistics of at least four major events per year, including two venture fairs, a 150-person national conference, and a retreat. Logistics includes contract negotiations, timeline management, catering, invitations, room set-up, A/V, supervision of site staff, etc.

o Bookkeeping and financial reporting, including accounts payable and receivable, cash management, payroll, monthly income and cash flow statements, and financial reports for the Board of Directors.

o General administrative support, including phones, supplies, and mail service.

o Database management and upkeep.

o Coordination with outside vendors, including printers, designers, computer consultants, and HR/benefits outsourcing provider.

o Other project-based work as needed.



Desired qualifications for the position include:

o Undergraduate degree.

o Previous work experience, preferably in a small business and/or nonprofit.

o Events planning experience. Proven ability to manage the many details and logistics of sophisticated events with a high level of personalized service.

o Outstanding written and verbal communication and marketing skills. A professional phone manner is critical.

o Bookkeeping experience. Familiarity with QuickBooks and FileMaker.

o The capacity to work and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization with a collaborative environment.



Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are excellent. Investors’ Circle is committed to a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Please send a fax or mail a hard copy of your resume to (no phone inquiries, please): Associate Director, Investors’ Circle, 320 Washington Street, Brookline MA 02445. Fax: 617-739-3550 www.investorscircle.net

Fecha - 08-05-02
Nombre: Yoe, Liz
Email: Liz.Yoe@nffusa.org
Comentarios: Position Announcement: PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The Nonprofit Facilities Fund (NFF) is seeking a Program Assistant to support the Director of the NFF/LISC Community Facilities Fund in Washington, DC. NFF and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) formed the partnership in 2001. NFF is a national community development financial institution with more than 20 years of experience serving the nonprofit sector with financial and advisory services that address the financial, management and facility challenges that come with growth. NFF operates six offices around the country. Founded in 1980, LISC operates 40 sites around the country including Washington, DC since 1982. LISC provides loans, grants and technical assistance to organizations that develop and maintain affordable housing, commercial & retail projects in low-income neighborhoods. Nationally, NFF and LISC have invested more than $4 billion to rebuild communities, improve lives and strengthen the nonprofit sector's infrastructure, while serving some 10,000 organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Communication: Serve as initial point-of-contact for general information calls; provide follow-up materials and referrals as appropriate; create and maintain systems for efficient information flow and program operations.

Workshops and Seminars: Provide support in the promotion, preparation and set-up of workshops and seminars, including publicity, site arrangements, and workshop materials.

Correspondence: Prepare basic correspondence, including the drafting of letters. Assemble and send information packets to interested parties.

Database: Maintain a database of funders, clients and contacts. Input data, generate reports, and administer mailings.

Publications: Provide support in the creation and distribution of program documents, marketing and promotional materials, reports and workshop manuals.

Filing: Create, organize, and maintain a central, user-friendly, and reliable filing system.

General Support: Provide general administrative support, including copying, word processing, faxing, telephone, and expense reports. Greet visitors in the office, maintain adequate supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent interpersonal, communications and computer skills; ability to work independently and be self-motivated; capacity to manage time and priorities; strong writing, organizational and administrative skills; detail-oriented, flexible and a good sense of humor. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. College degree and three years work experience required; familiarity with nonprofits and/or community development preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. NFF offers a generous benefit package that includes health and dental insurance, disability insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan.

Interested candidates should send (mail, fax or e-mail) a cover letter, resume with references and salary history to Liz Nicholson Yoe, Director, NFF/LISC Community Facilities Fund, 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-1202, (202) 785-4331 (fax), liz.yoe@nffusa.org (email). NFF is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color and diverse ethnicities are encouraged to apply.



Liz Nicholson Yoe, Director
NFF/LISC Community Facilities Fund
A Joint Program
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006-1202
phone (202) 785-3985
fax (202) 785-4331
liz.yoe@nffusa.org
www.liscnet.org
www.nonprofitfinancefund.org


Fecha - 03-05-02
Nombre: Sharon Kinnan
Email: humanresources@alternatives.org
Comentarios: Community Enterprise Opportunities Technical Assistance Specialist

Alternatives Credit Union is seeking a highly motivated individual with 1-3 years of experience in one or more of the following; microenterprise training, business management, business plan development and /or community financing. This is a grant funded position, requiring flexible hours, some travel, maturity, reliability, ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds, ability to think outside the box. This individual will provide small group and one-to-one assistance to persons seeking microenterprise assistance as part of the Community Enterprise Opportunities program at Alternatives.

While working at Alternatives Credit Union is at times demanding and fast paced, it is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Alternatives is a socially responsible community organization trying through its programs and policies to have a positive impact on the local community. Many services are devised especially for low income members and small businesses. Relations with members proceed on a personal and very friendly manner. The staff participates in decision making and planning policy. Alternatives Credit Union has an excellent record of promoting from within.

Hiring range $22,000 to $27,000

Generous Benefits

Please send your resume and a letter of interest. An application will be sent to you. We will contact you if we need more information, would like to set up an interview, or to inform you that the position has been filled.mail to:

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Sharon Kinnan, Human Resource Manager
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
301 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850-5431
(607) 273-3582 ext 821 fax (607) 277-6391 www.alternatives.org
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Fecha - 02-05-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Job Announcement: Senior Research and Policy Staff Position

The Woodstock Institute is seeking a senior research and policy analyst. The Institute is a small nonprofit founded in 1973 which works to promote financial investment and economic development for lower-income and minority communities and individuals. The Institute works locally, nationally and internationally. Its tools include applied research, policy development, coalition-building and program development. The Institute’s specific fields of expertise include banking and community development finance, community economic development, financial and consumer regulation, housing and small business development, and asset development for lower-income households.

Responsibilities include:


Formulating, conducting and supervising applied research that strategically advances the Woodstock agenda
Formulating and advocating for improved local and national reinvestment and economic development policies and products
Representing Woodstock in a variety of forums from neighborhood organizations to national coalitions and policy and research groups as well as the press
Providing technical assistance to a variety of organizations
Assisting in the direction and management of the Institute as a member of the senior staff
Participating in fundraising and grant writing proposals
Some travel
Requirements: the ideal candidate will have many of the following skills and qualifications:

At least a master’s degree in a relevant social science with preference for a doctorate
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with some training in economics and/or statistics
Facility at writing for and communicating with a variety of audiences
Ability to work cooperatively in local and national coalitions
A self-starter with an ability to develop projects and complete them on time
Grant writing experience
Demonstrable experience and interest in reinvestment and financial services, community economic development and public policy
Familiarity with relevant national and state legislation and regulation
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience. Excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacations and holidays and defined contribution retirement scheme.
To apply:

Send resume, writing samples, list of references, and salary history to Patricia Woods-Hessing, Woodstock Institute, 407 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60605 or to Pwoods@woodstockinst.org. No telephone inquires please.

Woodstock Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit Woodstock Institute’s website: www.woodstockinst.org

May, 2002


Fecha - 02-05-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Position Announcement Position Announcement

Position: Program Coordinator for the Pacific West Regional Forestry Center

Location: Taylorsville, California (the rural northern Sierra Nevada Mountains)

Closing Date for applications: May 23, 2002 (no fax or digital applications will be accepted)

Forest Community Research seeks a program coordinator for the Pacific West Community Forestry Center. The Pacific West Community Forestry Center (Center) is one of four regional centers that are part of the National Community Forestry Center, a project of the National Network of Forest Practitioners. The Center integrates research and rural people's knowledge into activities that improve community well-being, and build the research capacity of rural communities.

The Pacific West Community Forestry Center works to increase the capacity of communities to participate more effectively in natural resource decision-making; facilitates intra- and inter-group collaboration; and helps make local knowledge more available to scientists and policymakers and research more available to rural people. The Center facilitates collaboration between researchers and rural communities, and works to more effectively link practitioners in forest communities throughout the rural forested regions of California, western Oregon, and western Washington.

The program coordinator will work closely with a citizens advisory council to foster new relationships between practitioners, communities, and researchers with a focus on underserved communities in the Pacific West.

As identified by the advisory council, the Pacific West Community Forestry Center work centers on four thematic areas:

ÿ The current and mobile ecosystem workforce
ÿ Traditional Environmental Knowledge
ÿ Environmental Justice with an emphasis on networking upstream and downstream resource management groups and rural and urban residents
ÿ Socioeconomic monitoring and assessment

In addition to working with the advisory council, the coordinator works closely with the National Center Director, the Director of Forest Community Research, and with a professional research and education team at Forest Community Research. The Center Coordinator will be involved in diverse community-based forestry research, and will work with a wide variety of community-based groups in the thematic areas identified above.

The successful applicant is comfortable and effective working with and facilitating groups, will hold of a minimum of a masters degree in a relevant field or have equivalent experience, is knowledgeable of and has experience in natural resources and the social sciences, has experience with and a passion for participatory research, and has excellent writing and organizational skills. The successful applicant will be available to start no later than August of 2002 (sooner is welcomed), have several years of experience with project management, and demonstrated excellent project management and administrative skills. The applicant is creative and willing to assist project partners in diverse ways to advance learning and ensure success. Knowledge of Spanish a plus. Travel throughout the Pacific West is required, along with occasional trips beyond the Pacific West Region. This position is based at Forest Community Research's main office in Taylorsville, California, in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is a lightly populated, natural resource dependent area, with good schools and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. A competitive salary is offered.

Send cover letter, résumé or vita, names and phone numbers of four people willing to serve as references, and one writing sample to: Pacific West Community Forestry Center, Forest Community Research, Attention: L. Hanson, P.O. Box 11 (4438 Main Street), Taylorsville, California 95983. No faxed or digital applications please. Deadline for applications is May 22, 2002. For more information, see our website at www.PWCFC.org and www.FCResearch.org. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


What Is The National Community Forestry Center?

The National Network of Forest Practitioners (NNFP) received a grant from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop the National Community Forestry Center (NCFC). The NCFC, established in June 2000, is a network of a national center and four regional centers in Appalachia, the Southwest, the Pacific West, and the Northeast. Advisory councils representing diverse citizen interests provide guidance for each regional center. Working with these citizen councils, the NCFC aims to integrate research and rural people's knowledge into activities that contribute to community well being, as well as build the research capacity of rural, forest-based communities. The NCFC is a collaborative effort led by the NNFP in conjunction with each of the following regional centers:

Northern Forest Center, Yellow Wood Associates, St. Albans, VT
Pacific West Forest Center, Forest Community Research, Taylorsville, CA
Southwest Forest Center, Forest Trust, Santa Fe, NM
Appalachian Forest Center, a new host will be chosen by February 2002

The primary activities of the National Community Forestry Center are:

… Promote learning and action through participatory research.
… Provide better information sources, exchange, and dissemination on natural resource issues.
… Increase networking and capacity-building opportunities among forest practitioners, rural communities, researchers, and policy-makers.
… Develop adult education, training, and technical assistance programs related to issues and opportunities defined by rural communities.
… Participate in natural resource policy discussions and decisions at local, state, and federal levels.
… Link forest communities within and across bioregions to conserve natural resources and enhance social and economic opportunity.
… Facilitate collaboration between researchers and rural communities.
… Build rural community-capacity for self-determination.


Who is Forest Community Research?

Forest Community Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing community well-being and community-based approaches to resource stewardship through, research, education, and practice. The organization's work emphasizes the interconnections between community well-being, participatory community development, and healthy, sustainable ecosystems. Since 1993, we have worked toward bridging the thinking between people and groups with different-and at times competing-ideas about social and natural resources. The organization pursues this mission by:
… identifying, developing, and improving indicators to measure and assess community well-being and its intersection with natural resource use;
… conducting primary and applied research on community health and development;
… developing programs, networks, and institutions to build community capacity;
… advancing the concept and the work of reinvesting in communities and the environment;
… building the capacity of groups and institutions to practice civic science;
… providing education and training on the use of participatory research, evaluation, and monitoring;
… designing and facilitating new approaches to public involvement in natural resource management;
… conducting analyses that inform resource policy and legislation; and
… supporting and working with partners in the practice of integrating sustainable resource management with environmental justice and equity concerns.

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Forest Community Research
4438 Main Street
P.O. Box 11
Taylorsville, CA 95983

telephone: 530-284-1022
telefax: 530-284-1023


http://www.FCResearch.org
Fecha - 30-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

CHICAGO COMMUNITY LOAN FUND, Chicago, IL

Position Title: PORTFOLIO ASSOCIATE

The Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) is a dynamic, not-for-profit social
investment intermediary providing a bridge between socially concerned
investors and community development projects in low- and moderate-income
neighborhoods of metropolitan Chicago. Through the provision of credit and
technical assistance, CCLF works closely with community development
corporations and other community-based organizations on housing and economic
development projects conceived to improve the quality of life in
disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Responsibilities
CCLF seeks a full-time Portfolio Associate to oversee loan monitoring,
servicing, and reporting. Specifically, CCLF seeks a candidate who would:

Monitor CCLF's loan portfolio, including maintenance of credit files;
Collect and analyze compliance materials, including financial statements,
from borrowers;
Conduct site inspections;
Coordinate technical assistance to non-compliant and at-risk accounts;
Work with loan officers, borrowers and attorneys to complete loan closings;
Work with senior staff in negotiating loan modifications, workouts and
restructures;
Assist in the processing and monitoring of disbursements and draw requests;
Maintain various loan portfolio databases to ensure data integrity;
Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely portfolio reports for
management, board and institutional investors;
Assist various staff with technical assistance to applicants and other
non-borrower clients; and
Complete other assignments as required.

Nature & Scope of Working Relationships

The Portfolio Associate is primarily responsible for loan monitoring,
servicing and reporting. The position requires maintenance of working
relationships with borrower organizations; investors; local, state and
federal agencies; legal and fiscal advisors; the Board of Directors and its
committees; Executive Director; and other public/private sector institutions
and peers in the field of community development. The Portfolio Associate
reports to the Portfolio Manager.

Major Challenges/Performance Measures

The major challenges of this position are to ensure the: timely collection
of borrower payments; ongoing monitoring of borrower conditions and
compliance; provision of high quality and appropriate technical assistance
to non-compliant and at risk accounts; expedient closing of loans; and
production of accurate and timely portfolio reports. Performance measures
include: achievement of annual closing goal; outstanding customer service to
borrowers; a high level of loan payments and solid reporting on health of
borrowers; and assistance to non-compliant accounts to ensure success of
borrower projects.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following: a demonstrated
commitment to neighborhood redevelopment and/or poverty alleviation/social
justice; ability to perform financial and program analysis; the ability to
work successfully with a diverse range of community-based groups; strong
oral and written communication skills; an attention to details; a
proficiency with Microsoft Access database software; the ability to organize
and handle multiple priorities simultaneously; demonstrated project
management and problem-solving abilities; and an ability to work effectively
in a team work environment.

Minimum educational requirement: Bachelors degree in business management,
business administration, economics, urban planning or a related field.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred but not required.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: 3 weeks vacation; medical and dental insurance; and retirement

Application Procedure:

PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME & SALARY HISTORY TO:

Debra J. Houghtaling, Portfolio Manager
Chicago Community Loan Fund
29 East Madison Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60602
dhoughtaling@cclfchicago.org
(No Calls Please)
DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22, 2002

The Chicago Community Loan Fund is an equal opportunity employer.







Fecha - 29-04-02
Nombre: Carlota Franco
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Fecha - 25-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Program Manager (Program Development), Sri Lanka Canada Development Fund

Application Deadline: Friday April 26, 2002

South Asia Partnership (SAP) Canada is looking for a Program Manager for its Sri Lanka Canada Development Fund Program.

SAP Canada is a forum in Canada on South Asian human development issues. It has a membership of other NGOs and a broad constituency of civil society organizations in Canada and is a member of SAP International, which serves a network of SAP organizations in five countries of South Asia.

Position Summary
The Sri Lanka Canada Development Fund (SLCDF) program with a 15-year track record is establishing itself as an autonomous local NGO, based in Sri Lanka. SAP Canada is seeking a person who will assist with this transition, from Ottawa. The Program Manager will be primarily responsible for program development, fundraising and providing support for the transition. The major part of the position for the next year is to develop projects in Sri Lanka with existing SLCDF partners, and to create partnerships and approach donors to seek support for new projects. The Program Manager will provide SLCDF with technical assistance on institutional development and programming as needed. The position involves liaison and reporting with CIDA, Canadian and Sri Lankan Boards and Secretariats. The position includes a component of public education in Canada and working with SAP members and partners.

Responsibilities
· Research new donor sources and develop proposals for international donors and Sri Lanka-based donors
· Foster new relationships, linkages with Canadian organizations, and funding organizations
· Develop project proposals for support by Canadian NGOs
· Advise on organizational development
· Maintain a results-based management and monitoring system
· Maintain liaison with, and ensure adequate reporting to CIDA
· Coordinate and implement program consultations for Canadian organizations interested in Sri Lanka.
· Document and disseminate in Canada lessons learned from the SLCDF program.
· Communicate regularly to SAP Canada constituency on SLCDF activities.
· Work with other staff to develop and maintain appropriate financial, administrative and information systems for the effective operation of the program.

Requirements
· Demonstrated experience in program development
· Knowledge and understanding of fundraising in the non-profit sector
· Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of international development
· Demonstrated writing skills
· Computer literacy (Windows, MS Word 6.0)
· Fluency in English, preferably bilingual (English/French)
· Proven experience in program, administrative and financial management
· Familiarity with CIDA regulations and bilateral project management
· Familiarity with results based monitoring and evaluation
· University degree

Assets
· Understanding of gender, human rights, and peace building issues and analysis
· Experience working with the Canadian NGO community
· Familiarity with South Asia, preferably Sri Lanka
· Solid interpersonal skills
· Knowledge of Sinhala and/or Tamil

Starting Time
SAP Canada aims to fill the position by May 13, 2002, or as early as possible.

Contract Basis
All positions in SAP Canada are provided on a time-specific contract basis, with a full compensation package comparable to many Canadian NGOs.

Applications

SAP Canada strongly prefers receiving hard copy applications.

Applicants should submit a personal résumé and a statement of interest indicating experience and abilities relevant to the features of the position to:

SAP Canada
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
Fax : (613) 241-1129
Email: officemanager@sapcanada.org

Due to time constraints, SAP staff will be able to acknowledge only those applications being considered for interviews and will not be able to discuss the position by telephone.

For further information on SAP Canada, please visit: www.sapcanada.org

Fecha - 25-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Fiscal manager needed for West Company, a non-profit microenterprise
development agency to handle A/P, P/R, cash flow projections, monthly
financial statements, annual budget, employee benefit programs, periodic
grant reports, allocations across programs and funding sources and
accounting for independent loan fund. APplicant must be self motivated,
self directed, capable of multi-tasking, and possess a
professional-level knowledge of GAAP. BA degree in accounting or
equivalent work experience required. Nonprofit experience preferred.
See the West Company web site for a full job description at
www.westcompany.org.
Send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to Price Waterman, 516
South State Street, Ukiah, CA. 95482 or e-mail jwaterman@saber.net

Fecha - 23-04-02
Nombre: Job microfinances
Comentarios: Microfinance Specialist, Central Asia

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Microfinance Specialist for a potential 2-year position on a large-scale USAID funded project in
the Ferghana Valley in Central Asia. To be considered, candidates must have direct and extensive experience in
microlending, at least 5 years of international experience, preferably in Central Asia, and Russian or Central Asian
language skills. Please send CV and salary history to roster@acdivoca.org. No phone calls please; only finalists will
be contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.


Credit Information Expert

ACDI/VOCA seeks a long-term credit information specialist for an ADB-funded project designed to facilitate the delivery
of business development services to SMEs in Indonesia. Requirements and preferences include one or more of the
following:

? Extensive international experience in credit information reporting systems;
? ADB experience;
? Ability to design a blueprint for a credit information bureau;
? Extensive experience in Indonesia and/or the region

Respond with resume, cover letter, and salary history to roster@acdivoca.org with Credit Information Expert in the
Subject Line. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. EOE.

Fecha - 23-04-02
Nombre: CHP International, Inc.
Comentarios: SEEKING PROJECT DIRECTOR CANDIDATES FOR A PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

CHP International wants to bid on an RFP issued by the Department of Labor's
Employment and Training Administration. We must first determine whether we
can identify a qualified Project Director to propose. Below you will find
(1)a summary of the statement of work, and (2) The required qualifications
of the Project Director. If you are interested and meet the requirments,
please submit your resume ASAP to DOL-SBA@chpinternational.com. Closing
date is April 29. The complete RFP No. DCS-02-25 can be downloaded from:
http://wdsc.doleta.gov/sga/rfp.asp

PROJECT SUMMARY:
The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA),
is soliciting proposals to select a contractor to aggressively market
self-employment assistance as an effective workforce development strategy
and to test the effectiveness of providing micro loans and entrepreneurial
training services to workers through one-stop centers in urban and rural
areas. The objectives of the project: (1) To test the viability of
micro-enterprise initiatives in urban and rural one-stop environments;(2) To
explore the effectiveness of an interagency model that melds complimentary
micro-enterprise programs without duplication;(3) To help the economics of
the selected urban and rural areas by helping to generate new small
businesses and aiding the development of existing small businesses;(4) To
identify and help alleviate barriers which exist to starting a
micro-enterprise;(5) To understand the benefits and costs of integrating
workforce and economic development;(6) To analyze the impact of small
business formation and small business development on local urban and rural
economies; and (7) To add to the growing body of knowledge concerning small
business development and micro-enterprise in both urban and rural
environments. The period of performance for the prospective award will be 48
months from the date of contract execution


PROJECT DIRECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

The project director shall have:

*a minimum of ten years' experience in performing social science research
focusing on microenterprise programs

*a minimum of five years of experience in designing and coordinating
large-scale research projects

*a minimum of five years' experience serving as a project director or in an
equivalent position in project management.

*a PhD in economics, political science, public administration, or
statistics



James B. Kelly, Associate Director
CHP International, Inc.
1040 North Blvd., Suite 220
Oak Park, IL 60301
708/848-9650 or 800/449-2614 [domestic only]
Fax: 708/848-3191
DOL_SBA@chpinternational.com; www.chpinternational.com

Fecha - 20-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: ACDI/VOCA seeks banking and finance professionals to serve in various roles on a World Bank funded project to establish
and develop a credit cooperative system throughout rural Tajikistan. Requirements and preferences for all positions
include:

* Minimum 10 - 15 years' experience designing, implementing, and managing financial service institutions with emphasis
on rural and agricultural, banking and/or credit cooperatives
* Familiarity with industry 'best practices' in microfinance and small enterprise (SE) financial service delivery
* US and overseas rural and commercial lending experience
* Training experience in credit appraisal methods, risk evaluation and techniques for financing private farmers
* Working language proficiency in Tajik and/or Russian.
* Fluent English
* Ability and willingness to work/live in rural areas of Tajikistan

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Respond with resume, cover letter, and salary history to:
mpaul@acdivoca.org with Banking & Finance, Tajikistan in the Subject Line. No phone calls please.

Fecha - 20-04-02
Nombre: Job
Email: jennifer_tescher@sbk.com
Comentarios: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Community Tax Coalition Manager
Center for Law & Human Services

The Center for Law & Human Services, a Chicago-based statewide non-profit
organization, has an immediate opening for a staff person to guide its work
leading a national coalition of community-based tax organizations. The
Center is committed to expanding resources and building assets for the
working poor through community programming, outreach, training, public
education, research, policy and advocacy. The Center's work builds on its
volunteer-driven Tax Counseling Project, a national leader in providing free
income tax preparation and tax planning at 25 sites throughout Illinois.

The Community Tax Coalition was founded in 2001 to facilitate the sharing of
best practices among its members and to develop joint strategies in the
areas of program planning, marketing and outreach and advocacy. The
Coalition will be convening its first ever national conference in Chicago on
June 20, 2002. The Community Tax Coalition Manager is responsible for a
wide range of activities, including

Responsibilities:

* support work by the coalition and its network of member
organizations, organizing working groups to address issues of shared concern

* Facilitate ongoing communication among coalition partners and other
interested organizations through conference calls, maintaining a listserv
and other vehicles
* Monitor and analyze tax policy and tax service developments at the
national level and serve as a liaison with the IRS, Treasury and tax writing
committees of Congress
* Convene conferences and meetings of the coalition and its partners
* Coordinate development of publications and materials that highlight
"best practices" in the field of community tax preparation and outreach and
facilitate their dissemination
*

Qualifications:

* Working knowledge of tax service and tax policy issues.
* Familiarity with advocacy and social service organizations and/or
coalition-building in a community setting.
* Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to cultivate and sustain
relationships with diverse individuals and organizations.
* Strong communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to
speak and write clearly and persuasively, and to articulate both an
organizational and personal vision.
* Ability to work independently and assume a leadership role in a
fast-paced organization.
* Bachelor's Degree required.
* Working knowledge of Spanish or another language a plus.

This full-time position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The salary is competitive with benefits. The Center for Law & Human
Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer which values a culturally diverse
workplace and welcomes persons with disabilities.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by May 15, 2002 to: National Tax
Coalition Manager Search, Center for Law & Human Services, 29 E. Madison
Street, Suite 910, Chicago, IL, 60602.
For more information, see www.centerforlaw.org.



Jennifer Tescher
ShoreBank
7054 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649
773-420-4725
jennifer_tescher@sbk.com

Fecha - 19-04-02
Nombre: José Luis Pizarro T.
Email: lpizarro@libero.it
Comentarios: We are launching a new on-line technical assistance service addressed mainly
to non governmental organizations (NGOs), micro-finance institutions (MFIs),
grassroots level organizations, and development institutions in general, to
assist them in solving their problems using the resources and potentialities
offered by Internet.
You can obtain more information about our services visiting our web page at
www.projects-microfinances.it
In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask more information to
info@projects-microfinances.it

José Luis Pizarro T.
Vía Vito Bering 16/2 - 00154 Roma (Italia)
Telef. + 39 0657300930 - Fax +39 0657300930
mailto:
Fecha - 16-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Senior Development Finance Specialist, USAID Bolivia Rural Financial
Services Project

Project Description
DAI is seeking candidates for the long term position of Senior Development
Finance Specialist on the USAID-funded Bolivia Rural Financial Services
project. DAI has been implementing the Rural Financial Services project in
Bolivia since March, 2001. The project aims to expand the provision of
sustainable financial services from formal institutions to more people in
rural areas. In addition, underserved and urban populations are targeted
for access to noncredit services, especially deposit services. DAI provides
technical assistance and training for financial institutions, oversees
research on innovation and new product development, and manages a rural
investment fund.

Position Description
This is a long-term position based in Bolivia. In close coordination with
the Chief of Party and the Development Finance Specialist, the Senior
Development Finance Specialist will provide technical oversight of the
project as well as hands-on technical assistance to the microfinance
institutions and other beneficiaries of the SEFIR project. The technical
assistance and oversight will include, but not be limited to, the
following: new product and service development; enhanced information
technology for MFIs; reengineering and organizational development of MFIs;
industry development; and the development of a credit bureau.

In conjunction with the SEFIR team and the subcontractors, he/she will
assess the overall financial market in general and will evaluate particular
financial institutions to determine their potential role in the Rural
Financial Services (RFS) Project. He/She will work closely with financial
institution staff in determining strategies to introduce new processes and
products/services as well as in penetrating further into rural and
under-served markets. The Senior DFS will also participate in studies to
assess the feasibility of opening new branches in under-served areas in
order to advise institutions on strategic service point placement in rural
and under-served markets. He/She will also provide and/or manage technical
assistance to participating institutions in new product development and
roll-out of new products (promotion, implementation and maintenance of new
product lines). He/She will serve as a member of the committee for the
Market Development Fund (FDM).

He/She will coordinate with USAID/Bolivia, microfinance institutions,
support agencies, other donors, and relevant government agencies to
facilitate the objectives of the project. In addition, he/she will be
primarily responsible for managing the work of short-term technical
assistance and subcontractors.

He/She will draw on his/her knowledge of the Bolivian Microfinance Sector,
as well as from his/her broad international experience and contacts, to
serve as the key advisor to the financial institutions.

Primary Responsibilities

* Assess the needs of the microfinance institutions
* Work closely with financial institution staff to introduce new processes
and products/services and to penetrate into rural and under-served markets;
* Provide and/or manage technical assistance to financial institutions
staff in new product/process development and implementation;
* Participate in studies to assess the feasibility of opening new financial
institution branches in underserved areas;
* Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party and the Development Finance
Specialist; and
* Facilitate communication between SEFIR and all stakeholders, including
MFIs, DAI home office, and USAID/Bolivia.

Skills Required

* Minimum of a Master's degree in finance, economics, or a related field
* 10-15 years microfinance experience in microfinance
* Experience in the Bolivian microfinance market
* USAID project management experience
* Fluent Spanish speaker

Level of responsibility and salary commensurate with background and
experience. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

Development Alternatives, Inc.
7250 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Attn.: Ms. Tamara Stanton

or

fax the information: (301) 718-7968
or e-mail: recruit_sdfs@dai.com

No phone inquiries accepted.

Marla B. Pettinato
Finance, Banking, & Enterprise Group
Development Alternatives, Incorporated
7250 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 200
Tel. 301-718-8699
Fax 301-718-7968





Fecha - 16-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Canadian Council on Social Development
309 Cooper Street
5th/e Floor/Étage
Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5 Conseil canadien de développement social
Tel: (613) 236-8977 Fax: (613) 236-2750
E-mail: council@ccsd.ca
Internet: www.ccsd.ca




The Canadian Council on Social Development, a national, non-profit organization based in Ottawa, is one of Canada’s most authoritative voices on social policy issues. Guided by the principles of social justice and equality, the Council develops and promotes progressive social policies and programs through research, consultation, public education and advocacy. The Council is currently seeking a

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
As Director of Research, your task will be to ensure the effective management and coordination of a highly skilled and committed team conducting significant research that is of interest to the social policy community, to social agencies, governments, and academics, as well as to labour and business groups. In addition, you will be responsible for developing partnerships and securing research funding from a variety of sources.

As an effective and enthusiastic manager, you have demonstrated leadership and strong project management experience in a research environment in which teamwork and mentoring are fostered. You are an accomplished and recognized researcher committed to the area of social policy with a Ph.D (or equivalent) in a relevant field, as well as expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. You also have experience with and an appreciation for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. You have superior interpersonal and project management skills, a strong capacity to liaise and network, and good knowledge of research funding opportunities and sources. Bilingualism is a strong asset. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Council offers a competitive benefits package and is committed to employment equity.

If you are interested in this challenging position, please reply no later than April 30, 2002 to :

Canadian Council on Social Development
Attention: Penelope Feather
309 Cooper Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0G5
Tel : (613) 236-8977 Fax : (613) 236-2750
Email : feather@ccsd.ca
Website : www.ccsd.ca


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Fecha - 16-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: INTERIGHTS
The International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights

12 April, 2002

Recruitment for two posts at INTERIGHTS

Dear friend,

1. Recruitment of Executive Director

You may recall that we recently advertised for a replacement for Emma Playfair who is leaving to take up an appointment with the Ford Foundation in Cairo.

Our initial round of advertising resulted in rather fewer applications than we had expected and, after some deliberation, our Board has decided to re-advertise the position on a higher salary than the one in the original advertisement in order to widen the field of applicants.

We would again ask for your assistance in identifying outstanding candidates. As Emma said in her original letter to you, the post of Interights’ Executive Director is an absorbing and exciting position, leading a well-established international human rights organisation with a unique role in promoting the protection of human rights through law worldwide.

This position is being advertised internationally and we welcome applications from any part of the world.

2. Recruitment of Legal Officer, Equality Programme

We are also now recruiting to replace Mariann Meier-Wang who will be returning to New York and therefore leaving Interights in June. Your assistance in finding suitable candidates to be appointed as Legal Officer for our Equality Programme would therefore also be welcomed.

The person appointed will develop and implement our strategic litigation programme on equality and anti-discrimination. At present a major focus of this new programme is a European project on race discrimination, but the Legal Officer will also be expected over the next two years to develop a programme which addresses other forms of discrimination and issues of equality around the world.

* * *
I enclose notices advertising the two positions and would be very grateful for any help you can give us in identifying appropriate candidates for the positions. In particular, I would ask you to display the notices wherever appropriate and to bring them to the personal attention of potential candidates. I would also particularly value any suggestions you may have for strong candidates for the posts.

With many thanks for your continuing assistance.

Yours sincerely


Jeremy McBride
Vice-Chair and Acting Director
J.McBride@bham.ac.uk

Fecha - 16-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: INTERIGHTS
The International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights
is seeking a

LEGAL OFFICER FOR THE EQUALITY PROGRAMME
£24,000 - £30,500

INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, was founded in 1982 to promote the legal protection of human rights and freedoms through the effective use of international and comparative human rights law.

THE LEGAL OFFICER FOR THE EQUALITY PROGRAMME will be responsible for developing and implementing Interights’ programme on equality and anti-discrimination, working with lawyers, judges, human rights organizations and other relevant institutions to strengthen the legal protection of the right to equality and non-discrimination worldwide. As such, the Legal Officer will be responsible for identifying areas of the law in which strategic litigation and other means of intervention will advance legal standards in this field. In addition, the Legal Officer will provide advice and resources to Interights' other regional and thematic programmes on the issues of equality and anti-discrimination as they arise. The work will include:
§ taking the lead role in defining and developing the overall focus of Interights' work in this field
§ providing legal advice and assistance relating to equality/anti-discrimination to lawyers, NGOs and others worldwide
§ developing strategic litigation and submitting amicus curiae briefs to international and regional courts and tribunals
§ organizing training and promotional projects in litigating equality and anti-discrimination issues
§ disseminating legal information on these issues through publications, the worldwide web and other means
§ supporting Interights' other regional and thematic programmes in those programmes' equality/anti-discrimination work
§ coordinating the programme’s Advisory Committee and
§ supervising interns and volunteers.

A major element of the programme in the first two years will be to implement an ongoing European project with two partner organisations on strengthening race discrimination initiatives designed to build on new landmark anti-racism legislation in Europe. The Legal Officer will be expected to develop a strategic programme which combines this initiative with others to address other forms of discrimination and issues of equality around the world.

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of international human rights law relating to equal treatment without discrimination, relevant professional experience, and the ability to litigate cases on discrimination and related issues. Fluency in English is essential and other languages an advantage.

The Legal Officer will join a staff of sixteen, including eight lawyers. S/he will be based in London, but will be required to travel from time to time. Salary from £24,000 to £30,500 according to skills and experience.

For further information and an application form, contact Cathal Sheerin, INTERIGHTS, 33 Islington High Street, London N1 9LH. Fax. 44-(0)207-278-4334. E-mail: csheerin@interights.org.

Closing date: 15 May 2002 Interviews: mid-June 2002

Committed to equal opportunities

Fecha - 16-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: INTERIGHTS
The International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

£50,000 - £55,000

INTERIGHTS is an international human rights organisation, based in London, established to promote the effective use of law to protect rights worldwide. With regional programmes in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, South Asia and the Caribbean, INTERIGHTS offers advice, technical expertise, training and support to lawyers, judges and human rights advocates in the use of international and comparative human rights law and national and international courts and tribunals.
The Executive Director will provide strategic direction and professional leadership, sustaining and building on INTERIGHTS’ reputation and unique contribution to the human rights movement, and developing a strong team of professional and motivated staff. The current Director is leaving to take up a new position after leading INTERIGHTS for nine years through a period of great change and development.
The key responsibilities of the Executive Director are as follows:
(i) Professional leadership Providing leadership in setting the strategic direction of INTERIGHTS, ensuring clarity as to the organisation’s mandate and mission.
(ii) Strategic planning Developing a clear sense of strategy, objectives and organisational goals;
(iii) Organisational and staff management Developing policies and procedures for the smooth management of the organisation; inspiring and guiding the work of the legal and administrative teams.
(iv) Board and Advisory Council Ensuring that the Board and Advisory Council are informed of, and where appropriate advise on, the nature, direction and impact of INTERIGHTS’ work.
(v) Fiscal responsibility With the Board and Finance and Administration Director, developing and implementing financial policies and procedures; formulating an annual budget within a three year planning process.
(vi) Fundraising Overall responsibility for efficient fundraising: ensuring proposal and reports are submitted on a timely basis; maintaining effective relations with donors.
(vii) Publications Overseeing the production and ensuring the quality of publications.
The successful candidate will have familiarity with the international human rights movement and with human rights law, proven management skills, at least 6 years relevant experience, preferably including experience in the non-profit sector, and excellent writing, editing and speaking skills in English.
Interights is governed by a 15-member Board and guided by a distinguished International Advisory Council. The Executive Director will lead an organisation of 17 staff, including 7 lawyers, with the support of a Finance and Administration Director and a Legal Director. S/he will be based in London, but with frequent travel.
Further information from Cathal Sheerin, INTERIGHTS, 33 Islington High Street, London N1 9LH, UK. Fax. +44(0)20 7278-4334. E-mail: ir@interights.org.
Closing date: 8 May 2002. Interviews provisionally scheduled for 31 May and 1 June 2002
Committed to equal opportunities

Fecha - 09-04-02
Nombre: Jennifer Hayes
Email: Jennifer.Hayes@ci.seattle.wa.us
Comentarios: The Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (CDF) and the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development are recruiting for a Community Business Assistance Specialist to work with businesses that will be impacted by light rail construction in the Rainier Valley, in Seattle, Washington. At-grade light rail construction in the Rainier Valley (Southeast Seattle) will impact the diverse business and residential community.

This person will be responsible to work with businesses one-on-one to prepare them to access the resources available to them, especially the Community Development Fund mitigation products. A detailed job description as well as a brochure are attached. Application deadline is April 19, 2002.

For more information about the CDF, please see http://www.soundtransit.org/linkrail/todfsc/cdf/cdfmain.htm. For more information about the City's Office of Economic Development, please see http://www.cityofseattle.net/EconomicDevelopment/default.htm.

I would greatly appreciate if you could share this announcement with anyone that you feel would be interested in this exciting opportunity.

Thank you-
Jennifer

Jennifer Davis Hayes
City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development
700 - 5th Avenue, Suite 1730
Seattle, WA 98104-5072
206-233-7827
jennifer.hayes@ci.seattle.wa.us


COMMUNITY BUSINESS ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST
Salary: Starts at $23.60/hour ($49,088 annually)
Application Deadline: April 19, 2002

Community Business Assistance Specialist: Serve as staff member of City's Office of Economic Development's community development team working with the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (CDF) helping to implement the City's Sound Transit business retention program.

Primary Responsibilities:
· Provide financial technical and resource assistance to businesses in the Rainier Valley that are being displaced or indirectly impacted by construction of Sound Transit's Link light rail system. Help potential borrowers successfully qualify for financing.

· Conduct individual needs assessments of the impacted businesses for technical and resource assistance and make recommendations.

· Coordinate technical and resource assistance with staff from Sound Transit, other City departments, community lending organizations, business district support organizations, and small business advisory groups.

· Provide commercial finance and underwriting, financial and credit analysis, and economic and community development analysis and assistance.

· Work closely with diverse business owners including immigrants, refugees and communities of color.

· Facilitate interaction between Sound Transit, CDF, City of Seattle and other business assistance programs to resolve complex financial loan issues.

· Identify gaps in existing resources and assist in the development of new tools and resources.

· Analyze and interpret policies and procedures from relevant sources including Sound Transit, Small Business Administration, government and private financing sources, land use codes, and other government policies and procedures.

· Plan and deliver informational presentations for impacted businesses on how to access available technical assistance.

· Prepare and deliver presentations to City staff, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, Sound Transit staff, business and community groups, property owners, the Mayor, City Council and others.

Required Qualifications:
· The equivalent of two years of experience in economic development, community development, commercial finance, commercial underwriting and a baccalaureate degree in business administration, economics, finance, public administration, urban planning, or a related field.

· Or, a combination of education and/or training, and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this work.

· Ability to work effectively with community-based organizations, business owners and individuals from a variety of economic and cultural circumstances.

· Effective oral and written communication, negotiation and monitoring skills.

Desired Qualifications:
· An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to work successfully in a collaborative manner with a minimum of hands-on supervision.

· Language fluency in Vietnamese or other languages.
How to Apply: Please mail your resume and a cover letter specifically addressing how your qualifications relate to the position job duties and qualifications. On an additional page, please describe an example of how you have assisted a business that was facing a problem or opportunity to develop a plan of action. Mail to: Diane Hadi/Christina Reed, Office of Economic Development, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1730 Seattle, WA 98104

Note: This position is authorized as a City position through December 2002, after which the City intends to transition the work to an independent legal entity which will continue to perform the same functions.

Fecha - 08-04-02
Nombre: VINCENT O' Donnell
Email: VODonnell@liscnet.org
Comentarios: The following position is currently posted at Local Initiatives Support Corporation. We are seeking an experienced person to join our program for preservavtion of existing federally assisted multifamily housing.

Senior Program Officer For Preservation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is seeking a Senior Program Officer for its national affordable housing preservation program to provide project-specific technical assistance; underwrite loan proposals; assist with program and product development; undertake research projects; and establish and maintain program databases. This position will be based in LISC's Boston office, although LISC will consider candidates who need to be located in New York City or Washington, DC.

The Organization
Local Initiatives Support Corporation is America's largest private, non-profit community development intermediary, dedicated to helping Community Development Corporations (CDCs) transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy communities. Since its formation 20 years ago, LISC and its affiliates have provided more than $3 billion in financing for over 93,000 housing units and 11.2 million square feet of commercial, industrial, retail and community facility space, leveraging more than $4.6 billion of public and private funds.

LISC works at the grass roots level through four regional hub offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Chicago, and through a national network of 38 local field offices. The headquarter office is located in New York City. LISC also operates a national rural program that is based in Washington, DC, and several other national initiatives that are based in New York City and Boston.

LISC obtains financing for its programs and operations through a combination of sources. These include grants from corporations, foundations, and in some cases individuals, and below market loans from banks, foundations, and insurance companies. LISC also receives a percentage of its revenue from public sources, nearly all of which are passed through LISC to CDCs.

LISC's national preservation initiative addresses the issue of expiring rent and mortgage subsidies in the nation's stock of over 1.8 million assisted multifamily housing units. The program expands LISC's preservation activities by: providing technical support to LISC's field offices and local CDCs; developing new financial products to support preservation activities; supporting LISC's policy office on legislative and regulatory issues; developing and maintaining new partnerships with other nonprofit stakeholders, and raising awareness about the preservation issue.

The Position
This new position will establish an increased capacity within LISC to support the mission of preserving at-risk affordable multifamily housing. Working under the supervision of, and reporting to, the Vice President for Preservation, the Senior Program Officer for Preservation will be responsible for a variety of technical and communications activities that will expand the scope of existing activities. Principal areas of responsibility will include some or all of the following, depending on the specific experience of the successful candidate :

· Project-specific technical assistance to LISC program offices and to nonprofit development organizations regarding preservation opportunities, current regulatory and financing issues and state of the art solutions;

· Organization and analysis of data regarding inventory of at-risk multifamily housing in selected LISC program areas to support development of local preservation strategies;

· Support activities for an active internal practitioner's network for disseminating effective preservation strategies and program information;

· Tracking information on LISC's preservation activities and preparation of external reports;

· Research and analytic support on key preservation questions, techniques and issues facing LISC and the nonprofit community;

· Assistance with program and new product development, including gap financing solutions and new sources of public and private capital; and

· Underwriting of loan proposals and preparation of loan recommendations for internal approval.

-Qualifications and Experience
· Bachelor's degree in real estate finance, economics, business, accounting or related field, or equivalent experience. Must have a minimum 5 years experience in real estate development, finance, publicly assisted multifamily asset or property management or community development. Master's degree preferred.

· Strong preference will be given to candidates with some experience in, and technical knowledge of, current preservation-related practice & issues, including HUD multifamily rental and mortgage assistance programs, Section 8 Mark to Market and Mark Up to Budget and IRS Section 42 and real estate syndication. Candidates without such experience should demonstrate ability to work creatively within a regulation-driven environment.

· Experience with nonprofit housing and community development is preferred, including ability to analyze nonprofit corporate financial information and business plans.

· General familiarity with multifamily real estate development including market analysis; deal structuring; basics of construction and rehabilitation; asset and property management; and financial analysis is required.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, to thrive on diversity and to produce high quality results on time and within budget is required.

· Strong analytical and financial skills and attention to detail are essential. Must have proficient computer skills in word-processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software, as well as strong written and oral skills. Must be a person who takes initiative and can work independently.

LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements by fax (617-338-5175), by email vodonnell@liscnet.org or by mail to the LISC Preservation Program, 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 412, Boston MA 02116.

LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Fecha - 08-04-02
Nombre: ICS Unido
Comentarios: ICS-UNIDO TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT NEWSLETTER
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Institutes (NARIs) from Argentine, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay,
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_____________________________________________________________________
Dear Readers,

The following news is currently published on the Latin America
and Caribbean Technology Foresight web site.
http://www.foresight.ics.trieste.it/

***********
Call for proposals
***********
Call for proposals: Organization of Regional Technological Platforms (RTPs)
Deadline for the presentation of proposals: 30th April, 2002.
The Cooperative Program for Technological Development in Agrifood and
Agroindustry in the Southern Cone - PROCISUR (Programa Cooperativo
para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur),
established in 1980, is a joint effort of the National Agricultural Research
Institutes (NARIs) from Argentine, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay,
and the Inter American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation - IICA.
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The Cooperative Program for Technological Development in Agrifood and
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Fecha - 08-04-02
Nombre: NCR
Email: jsilver@ncrc.org.
Comentarios: NCRC JOB OPENING

Research Analyst

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) is expanding and we have an immediate job opening for a research analyst!

NCRC, the nation¹s CRA trade association based in Washington, D.C, has over 700 community organization members dedicated to increasing access to lending opportunities in minority and low- and moderate-income communities. NCRC seeks to strengthen the nation¹s fair lending laws and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), federal legislation requiring banks to meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. NCRC also seeks to create partnerships among neighborhood non-profit organizations and lending institutions that develop affordable loan products for underserved communities.

The Research Analyst must be committed to issues of economic justice, be skilled in data analysis, and possess good writing skills.

Job Requirements

… Analyzing data on home and small business lending. The analyst must have the skills to use data analysis software and to develop and manage datasets and spreadsheets. Generic skill in using database programs is more important than specific knowledge of HMDA and CRA data on home and small business data.

… Contributing to newsletters, policy papers. The analyst will also be asked to write newsletter articles and to contribute to policy papers. Solid writing skills necessary. Other duties as assigned including working on proposals for funding and working on tasks related to NCRC¹s annual conference.

Qualifications

… Computer skills. Solid background in quantitative analysis and the capacity to use computer databases. Proficiency with Excel. Familiarity with other databases such as Access a plus.

… Academic background in one or more of the following areas: economics, statistics, urban planning.

… Ability to work and interact with diverse organizations and individuals.

Salary

Salary ­Depends on experience. A bachelor¹s degree is required.

Applications (cover letter, resume and a short writing sample) are now being accepted. We are an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send materials to Joshua Silver, Vice President of Research & Policy, NCRC, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 540, Washington DC 20005. Fax (202) 628-9800, jsilver@ncrc.org. Thank you.



Fecha - 08-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Opportunity International UK, whose mission is to combat poverty by providing small loans to poor micro entrepreneurs in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, currently has a vacancy for an intern in their Oxford office in the UK.

We are looking for a recent graduate who has good written and spoken Spanish to work with the Programme Team particularly on programmes in Latin America. The internship would last for 6 months starting mid-June 2002. More details are given below.

I am writing to ask if you would be so kind as to distribute the advertisement below to those who would be interested in the post.

If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much in advance for your kind assistance.
Lucy Howe López
Programme Manager-Latin America
Opportunity International UK
Tel : 0044 (0)1865 725304
Fax: 0044 (0)1865 295161
Email: lhowelopez@opportunity.org.uk
Website: www.opportunity.org.uk



Opportunity International United Kingdom

Six month Internship

Programmes in Latin America

based in Oxford


OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL UK is a member of a global network of Christian microfinance institutions that fights poverty by giving micro entrepreneurs small loans to invest in their businesses.

Opportunity International UK is looking for an intern to work in the Programme Department in their Oxford office with special responsibility for programmes in Latin America for a period of 6 months. The post will provide a good basis for post graduates who wish to pursue a career in international development.

The intern, under the supervision of other members of the team in the Programme Department, will assist with the preparation of proposals and reports, general administration and assistance with publicty and fundraising for the programmes in Latin America.

The intern should have:

a) a good level of written and spoken Spanish; b) interest in international development and; c) the capacity to prepare proposals.

The salary is £12,000 pa.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.




Fecha - 08-04-02
Nombre: E Civicus
Comentarios: Welcome to Edition 156 of e-Civicus - Connecting civil society
worldwide!

The weekly newsletter is now being produced in Johannesburg,
South Africa. A PDF version of e-Civicus is available on our
website at www.civicus.org.

To access this newsletter in PDF format you need Adobe Acrobat
Reader installed on your PC or MAC. Acrobat Reader can be
easily and quickly downloaded from
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Keep Acrobat Reader on your hardrive and read E-civicus in its
vibrant new format every week.

If you do not have access to the Internet, please write to
lauren@civicus.org and a email message will be sent to you with
the PDF version as an attachment. In the subject line add: PDF e-
Civicus

The editors value your comments, suggestions and feedback
on the content and new format of E-civicus. We are also
launching a new section called Voices of Civil Society. This
section will give members an opportunity to have their
voices heard. We will accept your letters, poems, brief
articles, overviews and opinion pieces. Please note that the
editors reserve the right to edit for length.
Send your material directly to civpubs@civicus.org for the
attention of the editors.
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Contents

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL
Violence Limits Space for Civil Society Organisations

IN BRIEF: CIVIL SOCIETY ROUND THE GLOBE
Africa: Moves toward peace in Angola; Continued fighting in
Burundi
Latin America: news from Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua
Asia: From public health to prisoners of conscience - Thailand,
Afghanistan and Tibet
Europe: Hunger strikes in Turkey; Republican boycott in Ireland
Middle East: Emergency Aid in Iran

FEATURE OF THE WEEK
United States plans extended intervention in Columbia

ARTS AND MEDIA AROUND THE WORLD
Journalists in the firing line - Palestine and Zimbabwe

WHAT'S UP ON THE WORD FRONT
Publications of interest
Call for papers
New and interesting websites

CLASSIFIEDS
Jobs and volunteer opportunities
Scholarships, fellowships and awards
Training courses and projects
Conferences and workshops
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Violence Limits Space for Civil Society Organisations

Around the world over the past several weeks, civil society activists
and all those concerned with peace and human rights have been
appalled by the escalating and devastating violence in the Middle
East.
In the occupied territories Israeli military activity has reached
unprecedented levels, and suicide bomb attacks have claimed
dozens of lives in the past week. Prime Minister Sharon has
publicly committed his government to "isolate the enemy Arafat"
and dismantle his "coalition of terror". President Arafat, presently
under siege in his Ramallah headquarters has also fired salvos in
Sharon's direction, referring to the military hardliner as a "madman"
and a "monster". Both leaders appear locked in a battle of wills
unable to reach a workable solution to end the cycle of violence.

Calls for the immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from the
occupied territories and the cessation of all acts of violence,
intimidation, terror and destruction by forces on both sides of the
conflict seem to have fallen on deaf ears. An emergency resolution
passed on Good Friday by the UN Security Council, in which even
the United States voted in favour of Israeli withdrawal from
Ramallah and other Palestinian cities, has been effectively ignored.
Neither did offers of settlement from the Arab Summit in Beirut
raise any significant hope of an end to the conflict. Meanwhile the
carnage continues and the effects on civil society are devastating.

In the past week scores of innocent civilians on both sides of the
conflict have been killed and many hundreds more injured and/or
permanently disabled. In the occupied territories survival is a daily
struggle for the majority of Palestinians, effectively held hostage by
the closure policies and increasingly brutal military attacks by the
Israeli government.

For Israeli citizens the destruction is also palpable. Suicide bomb
attacks over the Passover period killed dozens of innocent people
and injured hundreds more. Many Israelis live in fear of the next
attack. The present escalation of violence threatens to polarise
Israeli society further, with the right wing demanding unprecedented
military bombardment of Palestine and progressive voices calling
for withdrawal from the occupied territories and a meaningful
ceasefire by all belligerents.

The seemingly endless rounds of diplomatic interventions, peace
initiatives, calls for negotiated settlements, have failed thus far to
bring even a remote sense of peace and stability to the citizens of
the region. Millions of dollars have been spent to bring political
leadership together in albeit laudable attempts to forge a lasting
peace. Threats and counter-threats fly between leaders and their
representatives while citizens on the ground continue to suffer the
effects of all out war with no end in sight.

Further south on the African continent, a similar war of political
wills is in progress over the future of the Democratic Republic of
Congo. At the Sun City resort in northwest South Africa, a 45-day
Inter-Congolese dialogue is in progress to hammer out the
framework for a new dispensation for the war-ravaged country.
Infighting and dramatic walkouts have marred the talks, but the
various factions, along with the present government of DRC
continue to pledge their commitment to the process.

On the ground in the DRC the path to peace is considerably less
comfortable. In recent months thousands of civilians have died and
tens of thousands more have been displaced in the hotly disputed
(and resource rich) northeastern DRC. Heavy fighting - in
contravention of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement - between various
militia forces, including those supported by neighbouring Uganda
and Rwanda, has been reported on a regular basis.

Reports of human rights abuses by armed militia are also alarming.
Rape and forced confinement is a common occurrence, particularly
for displaced women. Malnutrition, cholera and malaria affect tens
of thousands of children on a daily basis due to the disruption of
health services and displacement of communities. Reprisal and
indiscriminate attacks on civilians by forces loyal to warring
factions are the norm rather than the exception.

While DRC dialogue continues in hotel rooms in South Africa and
heated exchanges fuel tensions in the Middle East, attacks on civil
society actors in both regions are regularly reported. Detention,
torture and harassment continue to be meted out, even to those
who work for peace and justice in their communities.

Last month an activist working for a human rights NGO in Goma
was detained and severely beaten by security officials loyal to the
Congolese Rally for Democracy (RDC). At the time of his arrest
Muhindo Bayunda was protesting the arrest and illegal detention of
a radio journalist and an NGO worker in Goma.

In Israel, 53 reserve officers and soldiers who are refusing to serve
in the occupied territories have met the wrath of the Israeli military,
being isolated, demoted, stripped of command posts and accused
of "being a front for a political party".

Silencing the voices of civil society is never in the interests of long-
term peace and stability. More now than ever before, in the Middle
East and in the DRC, strong political leadership and committed
partnerships between all civil society role players and stakeholders
is desperately needed. Actions for peace must speak louder than
words of war to halt the devastation and suffering of innocent
citizens.
The Civicus family must continue to support and uphold the rights
of civil society actors in both regions in their struggle for peace and
justice.

Warm regards,


Kumi Naidoo

See also:
http://www.hrw.org/mideast/index.php
http://www.mecaforpeace.org
http://www.palestinemonitor.org
http://www.indymedia.org
http://www.allafrica.com
http://www.africapulse.org

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URGENT APPEAL FROM PALESTINIAN CIVIL SOCIETY
The Israeli army has now completely invaded Ramallah including
the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, with more than 150
tanks and military armaments. The Israeli government has
announced that it intends to occupy areas of the West Bank that
are under the Palestinian Authority, reconstituting a complete
military occupation and has made a declaration of war on the
Palestinians.

The Israeli army is occupying civilian homes in Ramallah and
conducting house to house searches. A major threat to the
population at this stage is the lack of access to health services. Up
till this time four Palestinians have been killed and there are reports
of at least ten - probably more- injured by Israeli gunfire who are
being left untreated as tanks are blocking access of ambulances
and medical personnel to the wounded.

The Israeli government's declaration of war on the Palestinians and
the complete Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories
will only aggravate this crisis, the root cause of which is the
longest military occupation in modern history. We urgently call
upon the international community to intervene to stop the atrocious
actions of the Israeli military and to place the utmost pressure on
the Israeli government to allow free movement of medical personnel
and ambulances.

Issued by the Palestine Monitor
http://www.palestinemonitor.org
TEL: +972-52-396196
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IN BRIEF: CIVIL SOCIETY ROUND THE GLOBE

AFRICA

Angola
Angola's parliament approved an amnesty offer to Unita rebels last
week. The Angolan government presented the amnesty bill to
parliament after officers of the Angolan Armed Forces and Unita
signed a preliminary ceasefire accord in the provincial capital of
Luena. The amnesty bill was part of a government peace proposal
to Unita last month, after the group's founder-leader Jonas Savimbi
was killed in a clash with government troops. About one million
people have died in the 27-year-long civil war, while millions more
have been internally displaced or driven into exile.

Burundi
According to UN sources, fighting between army and rebel forces
belonging to the Forces Nationale de Liberation (FNL) is ongoing
near Nyambuye, an area within the Bujumbura-Rural area. Some
10 000 people have been displaced since fighting began on March
11 this year.

EUROPE

Turkey
The death toll in a longstanding hunger strike by prisoners
protesting against controversial jail reforms in Turkey reached 50
when a woman detainee died in hospital this week. Meryem Altun
(26) had been fasting for 301 days when she died, according to
spokesperson for the Turkish Human Rights Association.

Ireland
The Irish Republican Army's political wing, Sinn Fein, will not
attend a special session of the Northern Ireland assembly to pay
tribute to Britain's Queen Mother. Sinn Fein, which wants to end
British rule in the province said, "We understand grief, but we are
Irish republicans, we are not going to be hypocritical".

ASIA

Thailand
HIV-Band, a Thai pop band made up of people with AIDS (PWAs),
which performed for eight years by replacing deceased members
with other people living with the disease, has disbanded after most
of its latest members died. HIV-Band was set up in 1994, in a
Buddist Temple in Lopburi province by seven PWAs who wrote pop-
style songs about living with the disease and urging sufferers not to
give up. Four band members died recently, and current band leader
Sawong Wanchem, said no PWAs with musical talents had come
forward. More than one million people in Thailand have been
infected with HIV since 1984.

Afghanistan
Afghan Public health officials released the first comprehensive one-
year health plan for the country, with a total of $130 million slated
to cover disease, maternity and nutrition issues. The program is
supported by UN and international donors.

Tibet
Amnesty International last week welcomed the recent release of
Jigme Sangpo, Tibet's longest serving prisoner of conscience.
Jigme Sangpo had spent most of the past 40 years behind bars for
his pro-independence activities. His latest period of detention, in
the notorious Drapchi Prison, began in 1983 when he was given a
15-year sentence for "spreading counter-revolutionary propaganda"
after he put up a wall-poster calling for Tibetan independence. The
sentence was extended by five years in 1988 after he shouted
"reactionary slogans", and a further eight years in 1991 after he
shouted "Free Tibet" during a visit to the prison by the Swiss
ambassador to China.

LATIN AMERICA

Guatemala
The Guatemalan government announced that with support from the
UN an emergency food operation would be initiated to help feed
155 000 needy children. The move follows a UN finding that some 6
000 Guatemalan children are starving because of drought
conditions and poor harvests in select rural areas.

Mexico
President Vicente Fox and US President George W. Bush were
expected to discuss a number of immigration and border concerns
in bilateral talks this Friday. The discussions were preceded by
President Bush's announcement that he would direct $30 million in
aid to poor areas of Mexico to discourage illegal immigration.

Nicaragua
In a development that may spur further defections from its support
base, the Sandinista National Liberation Front opposition party re-
elected former rebel leader Daniel Ortega as its Secretary General
for a four-year term.

MIDDLE EAST

Iran
Anticipating a large influx of refugees in the event of a US attack on
Iraq, the UNHCR is reported to be moving large amounts of
emergency supplies into Western Iran to help prepare for a regional
crisis.

this weeks briefs sourced from the following:
SAPA/AFP
Reuters
http://www.developmentex.com

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FEATURE OF THE WEEK

US plans extended intervention in Columbia

For years, the ghosts of Vietnam and El Salvador have kept
Washington from joining the fight against Marxist rebels in
Colombia.

Now President George W. Bush wants to change tack. With
Colombia descending into worsening violence, Bush is seeking
Congressional authority to use US aid to help Bogota fight rebel
insurgents, as well the drug trade that has fuelled four decades of
violence in Columbia and supplies much of the cocaine in the US.

Congressional sources said the US plan will include additional
measures to help Colombia's police stem frequent kidnappings and
to establish a police presence in rural areas where violence is most
intense.

Overall, the White House is asking for $658-million in new aid for
Colombia. The plan includes $98 million to protect an oil pipeline
near Colombia's northern border that was closed most of last year
due to persistent guerrilla attacks.

The State Department has designated the two main rebel groups in
Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
and the National Liberation Army (ELN) as terrorist organisations.
However, a recent report to the United Nations Human Rights
Commission, by UN human rights chief Mary Robinson puts most
of the blame for the violence at the feet of right wing paramilitary
groups, long considered to have government links.

While the report accuses leftist guerrillas of turning kidnapping into
a business, and maintains that the leftists are implicated in mass
killings and forcing people to abandon their homes and migrate
within the country, the report firmly stated that, "the activities of
paramilitary groups constituted the main cause of these violations
and the state cannot ignore its responsibilities".

The report says that the Colombian government has pledged to
combat the militias, but its efforts have proved "weak and
inconsistent." The war is now 38-years old and claims some 3 500
lives a year. Colombian President Andres Pastrana broke off three-
year-old peace talks with the largest rebel group last month and
reclaimed territory he had ceded to them after guerillas kidnapped
a Senator.

With the collapse of the peace talks, and the pending Colombian
presidential elections in May 2002, Bush appears to want to shore
up Pastrana's government. The country's constitution bars
Pastrana from seeking another term.

Many regard US interventions as a wasted effort unless Colombia
puts more of its own money and human resources into fighting the
war. Analysts warn that Bush's plan may face a rough ride in
Congress because the US has committed nearly $2 billion to
Colombia over the last two years while Bogota has been criticised
for under-funding its military and for draft laws that keep wealthier,
more educated men out of the army.

Some Democrats claim the aid package known as 'Plan Colombia'
should focus more on economic development as a way to help
stabilise the crumbling society. However, the Bush administration
seems intent on broadening the scope of the plan to include
support for efforts to crush what it considers to be terrorist forces
active within Columbia.

The US increased its counter-narcotics assistance to Colombia in
2000, approving the delivery of helicopters and other equipment and
the training of anti-narcotics brigades. The original 'Plan Colombia'
stipulates that equipment and intelligence are to be used to fight
narcotics production and not rebel forces. However, in practice this
restriction has often been flouted.

Meanwhile contradictory statements by representatives of both
Colombian and U.S. administrations on the actual production of
coca that fuels the drug trade confuse the issue further. Justice
Minister Romulo Gonzalez of Colombia stated last month that coca
production had dropped significantly, from 392 000 acres under
cultivation 16 months ago, to 336 000 in December. However, the
Bush administration claims that coca production increased by
about 25 percent last year despite eradication efforts.

Colombian President Andres Pastrana expressed appreciation for
the US Plan, saying his country has become "the theatre of
operations in which the US-led global campaign against terrorism
is being waged".

The links between drugs and terrorism, claim the U.S.
administration, justify relaxing restrictions on the aid package so
that resources can also be openly be used against the FARC and
other armed groups.
Adam Isacson, a Colombia expert at the U.S.-based Centre for
International Policy, which opposes expanded U.S. military aid to
Colombia, said the terrorist argument is finding favour in
Washington.

"They're going to call this counterterrorism," Isacson said. "You're
never going to hear counterinsurgency".

Adapted from articles on:
http://www.equiponizkor.org
The report of the UNHCHR Office in Colombia to the United Nations
Human Rights Commission is available in Spanish in PDF format
at: http://www.unhchr.ch/pdf/17AV.pdf
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ARTS AND MEDIA IN CIVIL SOCIETY

Journalists in the Firing Line

PALESTINE
Journalists have increasingly come under pressure as the Israeli
army masses greater numbers of troops and artillery across the
West Bank.

Members of the press are often accused of being pro-Palestinian,
and are officially banned from entire cities, arrested, threatened at
gunpoint and assaulted by soldiers.

Israel revoked the press credentials of two Abu Dhabi television
journalists recently saying they were involved in 'crude anti-Israeli
propaganda". Its press office also complained to CNN and NBC
television, accusing their correspondents of 'grossly violating' an
army order by broadcasting from within a closed military zone.

Last week, two AFP journalists and a Palestinian photographer
were detained by the Israeli army in the besieged town of
Ramallah, declared a closed military zone by the army. While the
AFP journalists, both foreigners, were not arrested, the
photographer Ata Oweissat was handcuffed and held at an Israeli
military base for several hours.

"I was doing my job when a soldier pointed his gun at me,' said
Oweissat, still shaken by his six-hour detention. "They made me
lift my shirt to make sure I hadn't strapped myself with explosives
and ordered me to walk in the middle of the street towards a tank.

"They said I was walking weirdly and that they would shoot me. I
swore that I was not carrying weapons and offered to strip my
clothes."

After kneeling handcuffed for more than an hour on the pavement in
the rain, Oweissat said he was taken to the base outside
Ramallah, with a dozen employees of the Red Crescent Society.

"I insisted I was a journalist but a soldier put his foot on my head
and said, 'You must understand that we are in a war situation'".
Oweissat was eventually released six hours later with 10 other
prisoners with no explanation for his arrest.

A Turkish journalist who spent four days stranded in Ramallah said
last week that Israeli forces were exposing journalists to danger by
doing nothing to help them leave the town, despite ordering them
out. She was evacuated with the help of the Red Cross and the
Palestinian Red Crescent.

During the past week, Israeli forces also fired on a crowd of foreign
activists, accused by the army of 'provoking' their troops. Seven
demonstrators and a Palestinian cameraman working for
Associated Press Television were injured.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that they were investigating the
incident. That same day, Israeli fire hit a car full of western
journalists in Ramallah, causing no casualties.

In the same week, journalist Anthony Shadid, working for the
Boston Globe, was shot and wounded in the shoulder. Although it
was not immediately clear who fired the bullet that struck Shadid,
witnesses said there was no major fighting in the area at the time.

ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwean correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph, Peta
Thornycroft was recently arrested and detained for 5 days by the
Zimbabwe Central Intelligence Agency, allegedly for working as a
journalist without accreditation.

Prior to recent presidential elections, the Zimbabwe government
hastily drafted and pushed through parliament new media
legislation effectively barring both foreign and local journalists
unsympathetic to government policy or action from reporting in
Zimbabwe.

Thronycroft, a Zimbabwean citizen was on her way to interview
members of the oppostion Movement for Democratic Change
(MDC) in eastern Zimbabwe when she was arrested.

Thornycroft is not the first journalist to run foul of the authorities in
Zimbabwe. Over the past year numerous reporters, editors and
photojournalists working for Zimbabwe's independent media, as
well as foreign correspondents for large South African and
European media houses have been harrassed, detained and
assaulted by security police or expelled from the country.
Independent media houses in Zimbabwe have been closed down or
had their premises destroyed or damaged by bomb attacks

Thornycroft believes her race and class contributed both to her
arrest and to the type of treatment she received at the hands of the
authorities.

"I really don't believe I was arrested because I am a journalist; I
was arrested because I was a white woman driving a car with
South African number plates, who was seen talking to the
opposition." she said.

Commenting on her treatment during detention, Thornycroft said, "if
I had been a black woman without contacts I would have just
disappeared, been beaten to death somewhere - that's how bad
things have got here."

articles adapted from : SAPA/AFP and Reuters

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WHAT'S UP ON THE WORD FRONT


PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST

CrisisWeb: Latest Publications
http://www.crisisWeb.org/projects/reports.cfm#top
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is a private, multinational
organisation "committed to strengthening the capacity of the
international community to anticipate, understand and act to
prevent and contain conflict." For those users interested in
exploring publications on issues related to conflict prevention and
management, this is definitely a place to start.


Global Competitiveness Report 2001-2002
Executive Summary at: http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cr/pdf
Published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration
with the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard
University and the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness,
Harvard Business School.


Women's Words Unveiled - Publication on workshop series on
women and censorship in India
http://www.wacc.org.uk/publications/mgm/07/womens_words.html

Are women censored in specifically gendered ways? Do family
and community influence their choice of language, style, subject
and do they face problems in getting published and receiving
critical literary attention? A hundred women writers in 6 languages
at 6 workshops, organised by Asmita and Women's World in India,
explored the answers.


Targeting Men for Change - Publication on the Women's
Mediawatch project in Jamaica
http://www.wacc.org.uk/publications/mgm/10/men.html
"The shift in focus from 'women' to 'gender' over the last decade has
for Women's Media Watch (WMW) in Jamaica meant a change in
their activities to include men as well as women as part of a
process which seeks to change the social relations of gender.
'Youth, Gender-Based Violence and Communication', a WMW
project included a series of workshops and seminars with male
adolescents..."


Socio-economic health inequalities in Brazil: gender and age
effects
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgibin/fulltext
M.Dolores Montoya Diaz
Department of Economics.
Economics, Management and Accounting Faculty
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Journalists Against Corruption or PFC (Spanish initials)
http://www.cipe.org/pfc/english/reports/200201.html (English)
http://www.cipe.org/pfc (Spanish)
PFC promotes democratisation efforts in Latin America through
supporting investigative journalists and media that report on
corruption and anti-corruption initiatives. Since PFC is a Spanish
language project, this new report serves to update interested
English language speakers about PFC activities and services since
September 1, 2001.


International Engergy Agency - Energy and Poverty
The International Energy Agency will present a stand-alone
document on the issue of energy and poverty in August at the
WSSD. The document will also appear in the 2002 edition of the
World Energy Outlook, a flagship publication of the IEA. The IEA
study will provide an analysis of the current rate of electrification in
developing countries on a country-by-country basis. Preliminary
projections indicate that, in the absence of vigorous new policies,
in thirty years time a vast number of people will still lack access to
electricity and will still be consuming traditional energy sources in
an inefficient way. For more information:
email : weo@iea.org
Web: http://www.iea.org/weo

__________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS

Women and the Law Society (Australia) - Call for
contributions to annual journal - Pandoras Box
The Women and the Law Society (WATL) was formed to address
gender issues within the Beirne School of Law (University of
Queensland), legal profession and the wider community, and to link
law students with established networks for female legal
professionals. Pandora's Box is WATL's most prestigious
publication.and is retained in university libraries throughout
Australia and overseas.

The editors are currently seeking submissions for Pandora's Box
2002. Articles investigating emerging norms of human rights law
including global social justice issues, and environment and
development rights under the impact of globalisation are welcome.
Submissions probing the future women and the law in the context
of human reproductive technology, biotechnology, and bioethics, as
well as articles expressing an understanding of cultural relativism
are welcomed. Analytical articles should possess a word count
between 1000 and 4000 words. WATL encourages other forms of
expression including poetry, reviews, personal experiences,
observations, and social comment.

If you intend to contribute to this year's Pandora's Box, please
confirm with the editors by Friday 31 May. Manuscripts must be
received by Monday 1 July, in hard copy and disk form. For more
information,
please contact:

Pandoras Box
C/- TC Beirne School of Law,
University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072
Phone (07) 3365 7997 Fax 3365 1454
Email: pandoras_box@freemail.com.au
Web: http://www.welcome.to/watl


Survey on NGO Participation in Global Fund
Representatives of NGOs and faith-based organizations are invited
to participate in a survey concerning the extent and nature of their
involvement in the recently established Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Christian Connections for International Health and the Ecumenical
Pharmaceutical Network have launched a project to monitor how
the Fund, both at the global level and at the country level, relates to
and supports activities of Christian and other faith-based groups.

They need information from the country level about whether
Coordinated Country Mechanisms or other groups preparing
proposals for the Global Fund include faith-based organizations in
their planning and their proposals.

Please complete the simple questionnaire at:
http://www.ccih.org
or request a copy via email: CCIHprogram@cs.com

Findings will be shared with all respondents, as well as with Fund
officials and governments supporting the Fund. The initial report will
be given at an April 19th seminar in Washington.

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NEW AND INTERESTING WEBSITES

HURPEC (Human Rights and Peace Campaign)
http://www.hurpeconline.com
With the purpose of running human rights movement through
internet and building international network, HURPEC has launched
an interactive Human Rights Server.

The server contains many features like countrywide news,
information and HR reports all around the world including HURPEC
Online Forum, Online Petitions, Action Center, HR Internet
Directory, Global Human Rights Events, Human Rights Treaties
and Documents, Online library and training, Special Features (War
against Terrorism) and more.

All human rights and social NGOs/INGOs, activists, journalists,
lawyers, and politicians around the world are requested to visit the
site and participate in online discussion forum, post petitions and
action alerts. HURPEC also requests information about any kind of
human rights violations.


Africa Pulse - Civil Society News & Information Portal
http://www.africapulse.org
A news and information portal for the civil society sector in the
Southern African Development Community (SADC). The portal is
hosted by SANGONeT but incorporates the visions and needs of
regional organisations. Africa Pulse relies on a 'bottom-up'
publishing structure, with organisations publishing directly to the
site.


The Online Gateway to Global Aid - Relief Guide
http://www.reliefguide.com
Serves as an independent online exchange bringing demand and
supply in the aid sector together by means of a one-stop Internet
platform. The aim is to make aid supply-chains and operations
more effective. ReliefGuide is on one hand focused on the aid
community and on the other hand the private sector. The main goal
is to assist NGOs with FREE Tender and Quotation Services and
to offer up-to-date information about worldwide relief suppliers
through a Supplier Guide


Balancing Act News Update http://www.balancingact-
africa.com
A free weekly e-letter that covers African internet and new media
content and infrastructure developments for the whole of the
continent. It includes the regulation and improvement of the
telecommunications infrastructure and the financing and investment
in the sector. Subscribe simply by sending a message saying I
want to subscribe to: info@balancingact-africa.com

________________________________________________________


CLASSIFIEDS

JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Assistant Project Director
The Center for Civil Society Studies
Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies

The Center for Civil Society Studies seeks an experienced senior
researcher knowledgeable about the nonprofit sector and civil
society internationally to assist in managing the Johns Hopkins
Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, an effort to assemble,
analyze, and disseminate basic empirical data on the size, scope,
financing, and role of nonprofit organizations throughout the world.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
Ph.D. in sociology, economics, political science, or related field, or
M.A. in one of these fields plus significant data and project
management experience; minimum of five years of research
experience; record of high-quality analytical writing; ability to work
with macro-level data and knowledge of economic data systems,
e.g. employment statistics, economic censuses; excellent
interpersonal and oral/written communication skills; experience in
fundraising and managing multi-site projects; ability to
balancemultiple priorities and to lead a team of colleagues; ability
to travel internationally.

More information regarding specific responsibilities can be found at:
http://www.jhu.edu/~ips
Please send letter detailing qualifications and CV to the attention of

CNP Assistant Director at:
email: cnp@jhu.edu
fax: 410-516-7818

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SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Fellowship Programme
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)/United Nations
University (UNU), Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Fellowship Programme
Organization: United Nations University/Institute of Advanced
Studies (UNU/IAS)
Tokyo, Japan
October 2002
Award: ¥ 280,000/month (Postdoctoral); ¥ 250,000/month (Ph.D.)
Deadline: May 15, 2002

For more information contact:
Email: fellowships@ias.unu.edu
Web: http://www.ias.unu.edu/fellowships
or write to:
Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Fellowship Programme
United Nations University/Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS)
5-53-67 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-8304
Japan
Phone: +81-3-5467-2323; Fax: +81-3-5467-2324
___________________________________________________

TRAINING COURSES

Project for the Integral Reconstitution of the Wixarika
Territory and Habitat - Mexico
This project aims to protect indigenous culture and biodiversity.
The project is managed by the traditional Huichol decision-making
process of consensus within the 50,000-member population.
Workshops strive to, among other things, train indigenous people
in environmental management skills, encourage Huichol
participation in the national and global indigenous rights movement,
and establish a formal education regime that responds to
indigenous needs, such as the need for computer skills essential
to the creation of a data bank for land-use planning.
Web: http://www.comminit.com/pdskdv22002/sld-4266.html
Email: contact Carlos Chávez: ajagi@infosel.net.mx


Presse Jeune - Cameroon
A network of youth organisations bringing together youths from
primary and secondary schools, universities, and professional
media. Presse Jeune publications include a magazine that
encourages youth participation in human development, a journal for
children 7-13 years old, another for students at secondary schools
and colleges, and a magazine that focuses on health. The initiative
also provides a computer and language training centre, an
information and documentation centre, an internet center, a
multimedia information centre on HIV/AIDS for young journalists, a
programme for primary and secondary press animators.
Web: http://www.comminit.com/pdskdv22002/sld-4150.html
Email: Presse.jeune@hotmail.com


Training Programme on Food and Nutrition Security
September 16-29, 2002

Fee: EUR 4500
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Contact:
Marianne Van Dorp
Programme Co-ordinator
International Agricultural Centre
P.O. Box 88
6700 Ab Wageningen
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 317 495 495; Fax: +31 317 495 395
Email: training@iac.agro.nl
Web: http://www.iac.wageningen-ur.nl


Overseas Development Group - Short Courses

Disasters and Development: Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability
Assessment
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Date: July 8-26, 2002
Fee: £ 2,900
___________________________________________________

Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Activities
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Date: August 5-30, 2002
Fee: £ 4,200
___________________________________________________

Social Analysis for Natural Resource Research, Extension, and
Development Workers
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Date: August 5-30, 2002
Fee: £ 3,500
___________________________________________________

Management Information Systems (MIS) for Monitoring and
Evaluating
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Date: September 2-13, 2002
Fee: £ 2,500

For more information contact:
Professor Frank Ellis: Chief Executive or
Paul Burgon: Project Development Manager
Overseas Development Group
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1603 456410; Fax +44 (0) 1603 505262
Email: odg.train@uea.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/ODG/
___________________________________________________


CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Africa in an Age of Globalization
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City
April 12, 2002
For more information: Email: tsh30@columbia.edu.

Food and Nutrition Security- Programmes Addressing Acute and
Chronic Malnutrition
Feldafing, Federal Republic of Germany
April 15-26, 2002
Fee: EUR 2000
For more information:
http://www.welthungerhilfe.de/inhalt/info/termine/FaN.pdf.


International Association for National Youth Service (IANYS)
6th Global Conference
1-4 September 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina

IANYS Global Conferences offer a unique opportunity to meet with
colleagues; acquire the most up-to-date information on national
youth service around the world; share good practice; build
networks; and focus on the new challenges for national youth
service in the 21st Century.

To participate contact:
Prof. Maria Nieves Tapia, Director
Programa Nacional Escuela y Communidad
Ministerio de Educación
Pizzurno 935-Of. 403
C1020ACA Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: 54 11 4129 1521/22 Fax: 54 11 4129 1523
Email: IANYS-PNEY@me.gov.ar Web:
http://www.eyc.me.gov.ar/ianvs


Achieving Food Security Through Community-based Food
Systems
Salzburg Seminar
Salzburg, Austria
May 1-8, 2002
For more information: http://www.salzburgseminar.org


Tenth Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)
Sheffield, United kingdom
May 4-10, 2002; July 4-10, 2002; August 4 - 10, 2002
Fee: US $3,295
Contact:
Judy Conner
Global Trade Analysis Project
University of Sheffield
England
United kingdom
Phone: +1 765 494-4267; Fax: +1 765 496-1221
Email: connerjr@purdue.edu
Web: http://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/
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Fecha - 08-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Position Vacant: Co-ordinator - Handicraft Program

Name of the Organization: Youth For Unity And Voluntary Action (YUVA)

Profile of the Organization: Youth for Unity & Voluntary Action (YUVA) is
a voluntary development organization whose origin in 1984 was driven by
the anticipation of a just social order - distinguished by fundamental
social political, structural and economic equity.


Job Description: The candidate is expected to develop the handicraft
program within YUVA, which seeks to provide livelihood opportunities for
girls and women of the communities that it works with. It involves
identifying potential handicraft areas, undertaking training and capacity
building of girls/women, product development and marketing.

Candidate Profile: Candidate should hold a postgraduate degree/diploma in
management, with a background in social marketing/marketing/ public
relations/ external communication. The candidates with exposure either in
social sector or fine arts will have an added advantage. He/She should
have passion to work at the grassroot level of the society. Knowledge of
Marathi/Hindi is essential.

Minimum Experience: 2 - 3 years experience in the social
marketing/marketing/public relation/external communication division of a
bank, company, public relations agency.

Compensation: Negotiable

Location: Mumbai,India

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Youth For Unity and Voluntary Action
52/53, NarePark Municipal School
Opp. Nare Park Ground
Parel(E)
Mumbai-400012
India
Ph# 91-22-414-3498/415-5250
Fax# 91-22-413-5314
Visit us at www.yuvaindia.org




Fecha - 07-04-02
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net
Comentarios: III aniversario de Agora

Con ocasión del próximo -29 de abril 2001- III aniversario de
Agora: http://agora.ulpgc.es/ foro municipal del Grupo de
Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Euro latinoamericanos, quiero ofrecer
una evaluación del estado del grupo y de las perspectivas del mismo.

El Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Euro
latinoamericanos surge en 1995, con el I Seminario: "El discurso del poder
en Europa, África y Latinoamérica". Como indica nuestra compañera de grupo
Béatrice Didié en la revista francesa Europe - "La Musique dans les îles
fortunées", octubre 1996, pp.221-223-, nos planteábamos crear un lugar de
encuentro entre Europa, África y Latinoamérica, en un espacio que se adentra
en los tres territorios. Este espacio, en sus orígenes, era ínter
universitario, aunque contaba, asimismo, con una participación artística, un
buen ejemplo de esta época es Mundos Ibéricos / mundos Francófonos, nuestra
primera publicación - Carlos Ortiz de Zárate (dir.), Servicio de
Publicaciones de la Universidad de Las Palmas (1995). Entre 1995 y 1999,
mantuvimos tres seminarios (Las Palmas, Los Jameos del Agua y Molino de la
Antigua y La Habana y Matanzas y dos publicaciones, la ya citada y
Descolonización, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Matanzas. El
objeto del grupo era crear grupos interdisciplinarios de investigación y una
titulación ínter universitaria de postgrado; la última fue creada en el
curso interuniversitario de doctorado: "La ciudad Actual en Europa, Africa y
Latinoamérica", que ha sido realizado y dirigido por miembros del grupo, en
las Universidades de Las Palmas y de París XII (1999-2001), con colaboración
de otros miembros de la Universidad de París IV. Tres doctorandos de este
curso, también miembros del grupo, preparan sus tesis sobre temas que nos
implican: Gala Mohamed (Sahara) trabaja sobre el potencial de la mujer en el
desarrollo ciudadano local de su territorio; Salvador del Olmo y Jerónimo
trabajan respectivamente sobre el funcionamiento de proyecto Delanöe (París)
y sobre el del delegado en los municipios de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos
de México. Estamos, finalmente, creando las bases para un proyecto más
ambicioso de investigación y de postgrado virtual ínter universitario entre
miembros del grupo que pertenecen a las Universidades Autónoma de Sinaloa
(José Luis Béraud), Barcelona (Francisco Lafarga, Joaquín Novella), École
Normale Supérieure ( Béatrice Didier), Guadalajara - México- (M. Sangil), La
Laguna (Carmen Wheb), Las Palmas (Alberto Bachiller, Luis Gutiérrez, Carlos
Ortiz de Zárate, Osvaldo Rodríguez), Lleida (Montserrat Parra, Albert
Gallinsoga), París III- Sorbona Nueva- (Daniel Pageaux), París IV-Sorbona
(Lucien Belly, Pierre Brunel, Jacques Chévrier), París X -Nanterre (Claude
de Gréve) y París XII (Albert Broder, Béatrice Touchelay). Están estudiando
su incorporación al proyecto investigador y docente, la Universidad Anáhuac
del Sur (México DF) y la coordinación municipal de Derechos Humanos de
México.

Este proyecto comenzará a realizarse con nuestra editorial
virtual, que se propone crear el material didáctico e investigador
suficiente para crear un marco de formación de especialistas de desarrollo
local ciudadano en Europa, África y Latinoamérica. Tenemos en nuestros
objetivos inmediatos, la publicación del primer número de nuestra revista:
"Un modelo de programa municipal ciudadano", para el que algunos de los
miembros de nuestro grupo estamos preparando artículos, que recuerdo,
debemos enviar antes del 29 de abril 2001 a agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net - una
extensión inferior a 20 folios, notas a pie de página, en Word - y en las
mismas condiciones, la publicación homenaje a Marcel de Gréve
Interculturalidad/Identidad, que ya cuenta, como es natural, con la
participación de los miembros nucleares del grupo y para la que se pueden
someter artículos hasta principios de diciembre de 2002. En ambos casos, la
decisión de publicación será tomada por el comité científico.

El web y los grupos de debate han resultado satisfactorios. El
primero alcanza una media de 1200 visitas mensuales y lo que es aún más
interesante, recibe, aproximadamente, 5 comentarios diarios, que nos permite
mantener un buen nivel de actualización, debate y respuesta. Asimismo,
mantenemos abiertos todos los foros contenidos en la página, que abarcan
problemáticas y prácticas fundamentales para nuestro objeto. Las listas de
debate se mantienen en una audiencia importante, la de Red Iris, en torno a
100, la de ULPGC con un número mucho mayor de miembros, ambas con un índice
muy mejorable de participación, pero con una continuidad en el acercamiento
a los objetivos del grupo.


Creo que estamos en condiciones de proceder a la remodelación
que tantas veces he anunciado: necesitamos comités, grupos de investigación
y de observación, equipos, en una palabra, una logística adecuada a nuestro
objeto y a la utilización de esta herramienta informática que nos permite la
interdisciplinaridad y avanzar hacia la pragmática que nos ofrecen los
municipalistas ciudadanos que no son universitarios.

De hecho, el matrimonio Béraud (Igor), ingenieros informáticos,
ha aceptado ocuparse de este dominio, tan importante para optimizar nuestra
página, publicaciones etc.

Me gustaría que este mensaje abriera la conmemoración de nuestro
III aniversario, con avances serios hacia nuestros objetivos. Os recuerdo a
los de la lista de la ULPGC que para enviar mensajes a la misma, debéis
hacerlo a través de mi mail agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net . Finalmente, os recuerdo
a todos que en Agora continúan abiertos los foros y que el adecuado para el
debate sobre el número 1 de la revista es "Hacia un modelo municipal.

Fecha - 06-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: CORPORATION for SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Illinois Program

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is seeking a Program Officer. Established in 1991, CSH is the only national intermediary with the mission of promoting the expansion of permanent housing linked to services for persons with chronic medical, mental health, and other disabilities, who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. To advance its mission, CSH provides predevelopment funding and strategic and implementation consultation. It also plays a key policy role, partnering with public officials to seek changes in laws, policies, and programs related to supportive housing. CSH is currently expanding its role as the major repository and distributor of information on supportive housing. Currently, the organization has offices in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and California.

CSH's strategy is to bring its programs and presence to scale while reshaping America's patchwork response to homelessness into a lasting system consisting of effective policy, sufficient funding, and significantly more supportive housing units. In quantitative terms, the organization's goal is to improve the health, stability, and quality of life for 150,000 additional households in the coming decade. To meet this mandate, CSH has undertaken the following activities:

· Developing a wider variety of supportive housing models for serving many more people,
· Undertaking a more aggressive strategic campaign to improve public policy at every level of government,
· Further documenting and disseminating information on the effectiveness of supportive housing,
· Building capacity among nonprofit providers and government agencies, and
· Enhancing CSH's own capacity to sustain and manage its growth

CSH's Illinois office was opened in 1992. Since its inception, it has achieved substantial geographic and programmatic growth. The CSH Illinois Program has committed over $10 million in grants and loans to facilitate the development of over 2,000 units of supportive housing in 26 projects. Program activities now include statewide legislative advocacy and public policy reform, in addition to its traditional industry-building, lending, and technical assistance activities. CSH Illinois has achieved a reputation for excellence and is widely recognized as a sector leader and as an innovator in the areas of design, dissemination, development and expansion of the concept of supportive housing.



1 N. LaSalle Street 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

CORPORATION for SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Position Description
Program Officer

Position Scope:
Responsible for independently implementing program activities and projects as determined by the Associate Director, including preparation and monitoring of funding actions, delivery of technical assistance, contributing to research, program development, fundraising, and external communications activities as necessary.

Typical Responsibilities:
1. Program Development
· Develop and maintain effective partnerships with counterparts in a wide range of public and private agencies in planning, design and implementation of program strategies. This includes federal, state and local government; housing, service and property management providers; coalitions and advocacy groups; consumers groups and consultants.
· Participate in the design of new program initiatives, public policy reforms and supportive housing financing models with program staff.
· Design new financing models in partnership with public and private agencies.
· Assist with developing and implementing fundraising strategies for new initiatives.
· Help to develop, as well as participate in, CSH project evaluation efforts; assist with researching policy questions and writing background materials for briefings, position papers and policy recommendations.

2. Program Implementation
· Assist non-profit housing and service sponsors in developing supportive housing: areas of assistance include conceptualizing projects; creating a development team; locating and evaluating sites; assembling financing; overseeing design and construction; gaining community support; and planning for operations.
· Review project feasibility, sponsor capacities and financing in partnership with public and private agencies.
· Facilitate creation of the effective partnerships needed to develop and operate supportive housing.
· Evaluate requests for CSH predevelopment loans and capacity-building grants related to housing development and management, monitor CSH funding actions and consultant contracts.
· Analyze financing packages and prepare investment proposals for low income housing tax credit syndication.
· Organize and facilitate meetings among and between diverse people and organizations and provide support to regional and statewide advisory committees and working groups by serving as a resource, advisor, facilitator and coordinator.
· Assemble, research, digest and present data on regional and statewide needs and resources.
· Prepare programmatic and financial reports to funders. Track and manage program budget and expenditures. Assist in development of proposals for new and continued funding.
· Design and deliver workshops and training on a range of issues related to supportive housing development.
· Identify best practices and innovative approaches to supportive housing and disseminate that information to project sponsors, funders, government and other partners.
· Develop tools for facilitating communication between nonprofit providers engaged in the creation and management of supportive housing to enhance the transfer of skills, best practices, innovations and mutual support.

3. Program Support and Administration
· Organize special events, tours, presentations etc. aimed at increasing the visibility of the supportive housing industry and increasing the constituency for supportive housing.
· Monitor and administer CSH funding actions and consultant contracts.
· Along with all staff, work to assure compliance with internal reporting and planning procedures, as well as funder requirements.
· Work cooperatively and collegially with local and national staff.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education: Bachelor's Degree (or evidence of experience that could substitute); advanced degree in related field preferred.

Experience: At least five years progressively responsible experience in affordable or supportive housing development, management or finance, or related area.
Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Related Skills:
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
· Excellent organizational and analytical abilities.
· Good computer skills (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.).
· Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by an ability to cultivate and sustain relationships across sectors and areas of expertise. Ability to work effectively with wide variety of people and organizations.
· Demonstrated project management and problem-solving abilities. Skilled in prioritizing and organizing tasks, planning ahead, meeting deadlines, managing multiple projects and priorities, and exercising considerable initiative.
· Proven ability to work collaboratively with professional staff, government agencies and community-based non-profit organizations. Skilled in facilitation, teambuilding and forging collaboratives.
· Ability to perform financial and program analysis and due diligence on supportive housing development projects.
· Ability to articulate and attend to "big picture" issues, while handling detailed, day-to-day concerns.
· High level of professionalism and ability to represent CSH in public forums.
· Experience with training and technical assistance.
· Entrepreneurial spirit and outcome orientation.
· A good sense of humor, patience and flexibility.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits

The Corporation for Supportive Housing is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex or sexual orientation. CSH is also committed to a policy of affirmative action in the hiring of staff and encourages applicants representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities CSH serves.

Submit resume with cover letter summarizing your interest, skills and salary requirements by April 30 to:
Katrina Van Valkenburgh
Corporation for Supportive Housing
1 North LaSalle, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
katrina.van@csh.org

Fecha - 04-04-02
Nombre: Job opening-Accion New York
Email: jhamerman@accionnewyork.org
Comentarios: ACCION New York is seeking applicants for the SENIOR LOAN UNDERWRITER position, a key functional area within the organization.
ACCION New York is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing loans to low income, self-employed individuals who have limited or no access to traditional business credit. ACCION New York has provided nearly 3000 micro loans throughout the five boroughs of New York City since its inception in 1991. Through our lending and other services, we help micro entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize their incomes, create additional employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. The Senior Underwriter will be responsible for performing and supervising the credit underwriting process.

Responsibilities:
o Review credit application and supporting documents, make reference calls and make recommendations on approval. Position will have credit authority.
o Interface with service area as needed to ensure that pre- and post closing requirements are clearly described in terms and conditions.
· Supervise/review work of junior underwriter(s)
· Participate in reviewing underwriting process and take a leadership role in implementing changes.
· Provide on-going training for staff.
· Prepare monthly portfolio reports or other requests for information for the Board of Directors as may be needed.
· Chair Delinquency Committee. Prepare agenda and make recommendations consistent with staffing, internal policies and evolving issues.
· Take leadership role in special projects, specifically credit scoring.


Qualifications:
· Three to five years work experience in the areas of finance, underwriting, or banking is required. Candidate must have desire to work with micro businesses/entrepreneurs.
· Motivated manager with ability to work independently.
· Strong organizational skills; attention to detail and deadlines.
· Working knowledge of Spanish is required.
· Strong verbal and written skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience plus incentive program. ACCION offers an excellent benefits package.

Please Send Or Fax Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History To:
ACCION New York
235 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Attn: Director of Lending Operations
Fax: (718) 387-9686
E-mail : jhamerman@accionnewyork.org




Fecha - 04-04-02
Nombre: Job annoumcement
Comentarios: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Lenders for Community Development (LCD) is a nonprofit community development financial institution in San Jose, California which pools funds from 22 member banks, along with philanthropic investors, to provide loans to developers of affordable housing and community facilities, micro-loans and technical assistance to small businesses, and individual development accounts (IDAs). Since launching its lending programs in early 1995, LCD has provided over $2.7 million in financing to 110 micro-businesses, and has originated affordable housing/community facilities loans totaling over $18 million. LCD’s IDA program, launched in September 1999, is already one of the largest in the country, and will serve over 1,000 families over the next three years. LCD was awarded $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund in the 1999 and 2000 rounds. Currently, LCD’s has a full-time staff of 14 and an annual operating budget of $1.5 million.

Position Summary: The Development and Communications Officer is a full-time management position reporting to the Executive Director. Applicants proposing part-time employment will also be considered. The Development and Communications Officer will work closely with the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer and the Board to set fundraising goals and objectives, develop new sources of funding, handle grant writing and reporting, and elevate LCD’s presence in the community through the facilitation of communications documents and publicity, and through the planning and coordination of events for investors and other stakeholders. The Development and Communications Officer oversees corporate solicitations, foundation and government grants, and individual giving.

Key Responsibilities:

· Develop and implement a fundraising plan for the organization;
· Research, cultivate, and solicit corporate, foundation, government and individual funding sources;
· Package LCD programs, write proposals, coordinate follow-up and prepare reports for all public and private donors;
· Prepare and maintain key public relations and communications documents, including annual reports, press releases, newsletters, and brochures;
· Plan and coordinate investor and partnership events;
· Develop and implement system to track and report on social impact of LCD programs;
· Participate in other fund raising and public affairs events as needed in coordination with the Executive Director.
· Assist Executive Director in insuring that staff maintains a sense of mission and corporate identity across programs.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

· Three to five years of relevant experience.
· S/he will be able to work independently, take full responsibility for developing fundraising proposals and be able to work under pressure to meet short deadlines.
· Superior communication and writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and a commitment to community-based economic development, affordable housing, and wealth creation for low income persons.
· Prior nonprofit development experience strongly preferred.
· Knowledge of community development and financial institutions is a plus.

This is a new position in an established organization with a strong participative culture.

Resume and cover letter stating interest and qualifications should be sent to:

Compensation: Very competitive--commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental plan, 403B retirement plan (no employer contribution) and three weeks vacation.

Other: There is an informal staff carpool from San Francisco. Occasional telecommuting is allowed.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, by April 30th, 2002, to:
LCD Development and Communications Officer Search
111 W. St. John St., Ste. 710
San Jose, CA 95113

If you are interested in receiving additional written information about LCD, please send e-mail to eric@L4CD.com, or a fax to Eric Weaver at 408-297-4599 with your request. No phone calls, please.

LCD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. www.L4CD.com

Fecha - 04-04-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: CheckSpring Community Corporation seeks experienced officers to guide a
sustainable community development bank with a socially responsible mission.
Individuals interested in serving as senior level Financial or Operations
Officers should apply.

CheckSpring's mission is to deliver needed services to underserved
communities and provide economic growth opportunities for customers,
employees, and investors. CheckSpring will deliver convenient financial
services and products tailored to the needs of underserved communities.
CheckSpring's market driven delivery strategy will fill a much neglected and
viable niche beginning in the New York metropolitan area. These positions
will reward veteran officers interested in:
* Working with dedicated professionals in an entrepreneurial atmosphere;
* Delivering sustainable profits within the context of a socially
responsible mission; and
* Building an equity stake in an evolutionary banking enterprise.

The ideal candidates should have:
* 10+ years of experience
* A solid background in community banking
* A history of work with underserved communities
* Expertise in consumer and small business lending
* Risk assessment and liquidity management experience
* Outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to
team@checkspring.com

Fecha - 02-04-02
Nombre: Position offered
Comentarios: Part-Time Loan Program Manager

Organizational Overview
Oakland Business Development Corporation (OBDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides loans, business assistance, and referrals to small businesses in Oakland and the greater East Bay. We are a small, friendly, professional organization located a block away from 19th Street Bart and very close to Oakland's City Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.obdc.com.

Position Overview
The Program Manager markets, packages, and services loans for several of OBDC's loan programs.

Responsibilities
· Markets organization's loan programs including:
­ Presents to community groups, banks, loan committees, and other individuals and groups to promote loan programs
­ Develops relationships with traditional bank lenders and financial institutions
­ Analyzes potential loan markets to develop prospects for loans

· Analyzes, packages and administers loans under current program guidelines including:
­ Interviews applicants and requests specified information for loan applications
­ Provides management and technical assistance to loan applicants
­ Screens loan proposals
­ Performs feasibility and credit analysis
­ Performs cash flow analysis and projections
­ Interprets financial statements and industry trends
­ Analyzes applicants' financial status, credit histories, and collateral to determine loan feasibility
­ Corresponds with or interviews applicants or creditors to resolve questions regarding application information.
­ Approves loans within specified limits or refers loans to loan committee for approval
­ Packages loan applications and works with banks to fund loans
­ Ensures loan agreements are complete and accurate according to policy

· Collaborates with team members to ensure effective program delivery

Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university with concentration in Business Administration, Accounting/Finance or Public Administration or equivalent work experience
Practical experience in reviewing, structuring, recommending and approving business loans, and knowledge of proper loan documentation
Minimum of two years experience as a commercial loan officer or comparable position with a private financial institution or economic/business development organization
Knowledge of private and public financing mechanism, including SBA and HUD Programs
Experience understanding and interpreting business operations, management capabilities and practices as they relate to business financial requirements
Ability to work in a small group environment

Compensation
$25,000 - $30,000 (part-time)

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

1st choice:
nicole@obdc.com or fax to: (510) 763-1273

2nd choice:
Oakland Business Development Corporation
519 17th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612
Attn: Nicole Levine

Fecha - 02-04-02
Nombre: position
Comentarios: Crystal Clear Software Ltd., producers of Loan Performer, microfinance
software, has a vacancy for

A TRANSLATOR/TRAINER

with the following qualifications:

- ability to translate from English into Spanish and/or French
- experience in micro-finance
- experience as a trainer
- computer literate to a high degree

Tasks:
- assistance with the translation of our software into Spanish and French
- conduct training in Spanish or French for our users
- assist with database conversions

Must be willing to travel a lot.

Hans Verkoijen
Crystal Clear Software Ltd.
PO Box 7463 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 256-41-231739 Fax 256-41-233644
Email: verkoyen@imul.com or ccs@infocom.co.ug (24 hour support)

Fecha - 18-03-02
Nombre: ACDI/VOCA
Email: ENelson@acdivoca.org
Comentarios: ACDI/VOCA, a Washington, DC-based implementer of international development
>projects, seeks consultants with experience in the design and
>implementation of Asian Development Bank projects in the areas of rural
>finance and microenterprise development. Significant experience with
>microfinance institutions in Asia is necessary. Experience in the
>Philippines is a plus.
>
>We are currently recruiting long- and short-term consultants with the
>following skills and experience:
>
>¾ Rural and microfinance ? supply and demand analysis of financial
>services; institutional assessments of MFIs and agencies which on-lend to
>MFIs; and the design of ADB or World Bank projects that strengthen and
>expand rural/microfinance services, as well as the institutions that
>deliver them.
>
>¾ ADB Project design?including Financial and Economic Analysis,
>Poverty and Social Analysis, participatory appraisals, project Financing
>Plans, and experience with COSTAB Software.
>
>Qualified candidates, please respond with electronic CVs, cover letter,
>and salary history to roster@acdivoca.org: referencing ?ADB MF/DevFin? in
>the subject line. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone
>calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Fecha - 17-03-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: From: ENelson@acdivoca.org
>
>ACDI/VOCA, a Washington, DC-based implementer of international development
>projects, seeks consultants with experience in the design and
>implementation of Asian Development Bank projects in the areas of rural
>finance and microenterprise development. Significant experience with
>microfinance institutions in Asia is necessary. Experience in the
>Philippines is a plus.
>
>We are currently recruiting long- and short-term consultants with the
>following skills and experience:
>
>¾ Rural and microfinance ? supply and demand analysis of financial
>services; institutional assessments of MFIs and agencies which on-lend to
>MFIs; and the design of ADB or World Bank projects that strengthen and
>expand rural/microfinance services, as well as the institutions that
>deliver them.
>
>¾ ADB Project design?including Financial and Economic Analysis,
>Poverty and Social Analysis, participatory appraisals, project Financing
>Plans, and experience with COSTAB Software.
>
>Qualified candidates, please respond with electronic CVs, cover letter,
>and salary history to roster@acdivoca.org: referencing ?ADB MF/DevFin? in
>the subject line. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No phone
>calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.


Fecha - 15-03-02
Nombre: ofertas de trabajo
Comentarios: PLAN DE DESARRROLLO PARA ANGOLA



El Gobierno de Angola a través de su Ministerio do Planeamento convoca un concurso restringido para la elaboración de un Plan de Desarrollo para el país.



ALTAIR ASESORES como líder de un consorcio internacional de empresas de consultoría especializadas en la asistencia técnica a países en vías de desarrollo y en transición, presenta una oferta técnica.



Se trata de un proyecto a realizar en 3 fases a lo largo de 18 meses, comenzando previsiblemente en mayo de 2002. Se buscan expertos en muy diversos campos con 12 AÑOS DE EXPERIENCIA profesional preferentemente especializados en países en desarrollo de África, América Latina y Asia. Se requieren URGENTEMENTE personas con capacidad de análisis de la situación en el área de su conocimiento que sugieran posibilidades de futuro que hagan posible el desarrollo político y económico de Angola.



En concreto, buscamos los siguientes especialistas en:




Macroeconomía. Especializado en Economía del Desarrollo. Asumiría también la labor de Director del Proyecto. Por tanto, es imprescindible dominar la lengua portuguesa.. Se requiere capacidad para la coordinación del resto del equipo de especialistas sectoriales. Deberá permanecer en Angola 16 de los 18 meses de duración del proyecto.



Educación/Políticas de Educación en países en vías de desarrollo. Tiempo de trabajo 4 meses (a lo largo de los 18).



Políticas de Salud para países en vías de desarrollo. 4 meses de trabajo.



Desarrollo del Tejido Empresarial (Desarrollo del Sector Privado). Aproximadamente 12 meses de trabajo.



Análisis de Infraestructuras.



Sociología, Antropología, Política con conocimientos de la región dell África Subsahariana (especialmente Angola). 42 días de trabajo.



Descentralización y Gobierno Local. Con IMPRESCINDIBLE experiencia en África en relaciones entre Gobierno y Comunidades Tradicionales. 3 meses de trabajo.



Política de Lucha contra la Pobreza. 2 meses de trabajo.



Sector Financiero, que determine las carencias del sector en Angola. 3 meses de trabajo.





PRECISAMOS CONTESTACIÓN LO ANTES POSIBLE. La Oferta Técnica debe estar terminada el próximo Viernes 22 de marzo.



En cuanto sea posible se cargará el fichero conteniendo los Términos de Referencia publicados por el Gobierno de Angola en el servidor. Mientras tanto, los interesados pueden solicitarlos en la dirección altair_projects@yahoo.es. No duden en ponerse en contacto con nosotros para cualquier duda o comentario.



PARA CUALQUIER COMUNICACIÓN CON NOSOTROS LES ROGAMOS NOS INDIQUEN Referencia: Angola.

Muchas gracias.



Fecha - 14-03-02
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net
Comentarios: Estamos, por el contrario, muy interesados en el tema de vuestras ediciones. Por otra parte, nos hemos constituido en editorial virtual. Nuestro objetivo no es lucrativo; nos planteamos una distribución gratuita; por tanto, tendremos que buscar fuentes de financiación que cubran nuestros reducidos gastos, pero gastos, pese a todo, si se aspira a una calidad y a una difusión. Publicaciones como la vuestra, como te he indicado, gozan de nuestra simpatía y de nuestro apoyo. Podríamos plantear varias propuestas para que llegaramos a un acuerdo de colaboración. Por ejemplo, un acuerdo de ayuda mútua en la difusión sería ya un gran paso. Nosotros ya lo hemos dado... Podemos estudiar muchas otras formas.
Fecha - 14-03-02
Nombre: Teresa Gianella-Estrms
Email: leisa-al@amauta.rcp.net.pe
Comentarios:
Nota: No puedo incluir los documentos adjuntos. Los interesados pueden solicitarlos a la dirección arriba indicada.


Estimado Carlos Ortiz de Zárate,

Día a día seguimos los interesantes debates de AGORA. No hemos envíado comentarios porque nuestra temática está más vinculada al área rural y a la agricultura sostenible en el Sur.

En esta oportunidad quisieramos informar a través de AGORA, a todos los interesados en el desarrollo sostenible con equidad, con énfasis en la agricutura aostenible de bajos insumos externos o agroecología, que nuestra publicación (4 veces por año): LEISA Revista de Agroecología se distribuye libre de costo para los lectores de América Latina y otros países del Sur. Para mayor información, adjuntamos un folleto informativo sobre LEISA y la nota de suscriptores, para los interesados en recibir la revista.

Agradecemos desde ya la difusión que Ud. pudiera hacer a LEISA y si es de su interés, nos envía sus datos y dirección postal para considerarlos en nuestra base de suscriptores, a cargo de Cecilia Jurado.

Saludos cordiales,
Teresa
Teresa Gianella-Estrems
Editora LEISA-AL
leisa-al@amauta.rcp.net.pe

Fecha - 14-03-02
Nombre: Carlota Franco
Comentarios: Apreciado/a Carlos:



Tenemos el placer de informarte que hay material de

Grupo de Estudios Comparados Euroafricanos y Eurolatinoamericanos destacado en la portada de OneWorld Spain.



Si quieres comprobar el enlace



http://www.oneworld.net/es/noticias/comunicado/front.shtml



lo encontrarás en:



http://www.oneworld.net/es/front.shtml



Si en vuestra web tenéis o incorporáis otras informaciones

que consideréis relevantes para esta sección, vuestras

sugerencias serán bienvenidas.





Cordialmente



Carlota Franco

carlota.franco@oneworld.net



PS: Este mensaje es automático, pero no dudéis en responderlo

si tenéis sugerencias o comentarios. Gracias

Fecha - 14-03-02
Nombre: Carlota Franco
Email: carlota.franco@oneworld.net
Comentarios: carlota.franco@oneworld.net
Fecha - 14-03-02
Nombre: Job announcement
Comentarios: Association for Enterprise Opportunity
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: VISTA Program Coordinator

Location: AEO national office in Arlington, Virginia

Organization Background: AEO is the national association of organizations committed to microenterprise development. We provide our members with a forum, information and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited access to economic resources. AEO represents the United States microenterprise agenda in both national and international communities. AEO members include a broad range of microenterprise development programs as well as many other organizations that support AEO’s mission, such as financial institutions, community economic development organizations and community-based organizations serving low-income communities across the nation.

AEO’s mission is support the development of strong and effective U.S. microenterprise programs to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.

Job Description: AEO is seeking a creative, energetic and highly motivated individual to coordinate its national Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) project. The Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager and will handle all logistical and program details in the recruitment, placement, supervision and administration of 50 Americorps*VISTA volunteers. The VISTA Program Coordinator will also be responsible for coordination with the VISTA offices at the state level and in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Coordinating a national VISTA recruitment campaign for AEO with the goal of recruiting VISTA Volunteers who will choose microenterprise development as a means of national service to the United States
· Actively assisting AEO VISTA sites with their recruitment efforts
· Supporting and assisting with all training activities for VISTAs
· Developing and maintaining effective communications with the AEO VISTA sites
· Overseeing supervisory staff of local sites to ensure effective and timely execution of local workplans
· Tracking activity of local sites
· Collecting and capturing best practices and disseminating such among the sites
· Working closely with state VISTA offices and with VISTA’s national office
· Coordinating all documentation between the local AEO sites, AEO and the Corporation for National Service (e.g. new applications, reports, etc.)
· Generating regular reports for the Corporation for National Service
· Assisting in fundraising activities for AEO in support of the VISTA initiative

Note that this is a new staff position for AEO and will involve working in a collegial manner with the other AEO staff.

Qualifications: At least one year as a VISTA Leader, Peace Corps Volunteer or similar experience is preferred. Candidate must be experienced in managing and recruiting volunteers, have strong project management experience, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate must be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision and manage multiple tasks well. Candidate should be a team player, able to work towards consensus-based decisions, and must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Candidate must also be computer proficient. Experience in using electronic communications, such as Internet, email, listservs, etc. required; proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Access 2000 a plus. Candidate must be a college graduate. Experience in microenterprise development or community economic development a plus. Dedication to improving the lives of low and moderate-income entrepreneurs is a must.

Benefits: AEO offers a competitive fringe benefit package including full-paid health insurance, employer paid matching retirement (403b), and a competitive package of annual/personal/ sick/holiday leave. The AEO office is located in the Rosslyn community of Northern Arlington, Virginia within short walking distance of the Washington, DC metro (subway) system. The AEO office emphasizes a relaxed and productive working environment.

Supervision: This position will report to the Senior Program Manager.

Salary Range: Low to mid $30s based on experience.

Position Available: This position is open effective March 6, 2002 and will remain open until a qualified individual is hired.

To Apply: For consideration, please send your resume with a detailed letter of interest. Emailed information is preferred. Send to Ms. Zulma Mustafa, Senior Program Manager, AEO, 1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1101, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Fax: 703-841-7748, Email: zmaeo@aol.com.


AEO is an equal opportunity employer.



Fecha - 11-03-02
Nombre: Job opening
Comentarios: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Program Manager
Position Location: AEO national office in Arlington, Virginia*.

Organization Description: AEO is the national association of organizations committed to microenterprise development. We provide our members with a forum, information and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited access to economic resources. AEO represents the United States microenterprise agenda in both national and international communities. AEO members represent a broad range of microenterprise development programs as well as many other organizations that support AEO’s mission, such as financial institutions, community economic development organizations and community-based organizations serving low-income communities across the nation. For additional information, please visit our website at www.microenterpriseworks.org.

Position Description: AEO is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Senior Program Manager to assist in the project management and development of “Standards and Accreditation (S&A)” for the microenterprise industry as well as other AEO initiatives. This position will be supervised by the AEO Executive Director. Responsibilities for this position will include:
· Developing and managing a rigorous process for creating a set of standards for the microenterprise field in the US. This process should include a study of related accreditation organizations.
· Developing materials and manuals for use in the microenterprise accreditation process, including standards;
· Developing a process leading to a system of accreditation of microenterprise programs in the US;
· Convening regular meetings of the national “S&A” committee and sub-committees;
· Assisting in fund-raising for the project;
· Writing of critical documents describing the project for the industry;
· Presenting workshops and leading discussions on the S&A topic at microenterprise conferences, meetings, etc.
· Other senior staff duties as determined by the AEO Executive Director. (Note: the nature of these duties will be determined by both the needs of AEO as well as the skills and abilities of the individual hired for this position).
· The Senior Program Manager will also support AEO committees and conferences as a member of the AEO staff team.

Project Oversight: AEO is initiating a long-term process leading to the development of national “Standards” for the US microenterprise industry. These Standards will be followed by the development of a national “Accreditation” process for organizations in the US microenterprise industry. The development of this project is under the oversight of the Executive Director of AEO and a national “Standards and Accreditation” committee.

Qualifications: A minimum of three or more years of direct U.S. microenterprise practitioner experience is required; additional domestic experience is preferred. Experience in both rural and urban, training, and lending programs is preferred. Proven ability to raise funds is highly desired. Computer proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Access 2000 is a plus. Bachelors Degree required, Masters a plus. Candidate must possess excellent written and oral presentation skills. Candidate must have strong project management experience including: ability to conceptualize and manage new programs; ability to develop RFPs and project reports; ability to supervise external partners and consultants; ability to manage communications among external partners; and the ability to develop timelines and work plans to meet project benchmarks.

The successful candidate should be a team player who can work towards consensus-based decisions on tough issues, and should also be a self-starter and quick learner.

Salary: The salary is commensurate with experience.

Time frame: This position is open effective March 5, 2002 and will remain open until filled.

To apply: For consideration, please send your resume with a detailed letter of interest. Emailed information is preferred. Send to: Bill Edwards, Executive Director, AEO, 1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1101, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Telephone: 703-841-7760. Fax: 703-841-7748. E-mail: bedwards@assoceo.org.

*AEO will consider hiring someone for this position based at a “remote” location from the Arlington, VA office however our preference is to locate this individual in our national office.

AEO is an equal opportunity employer.


Fecha - 11-03-02
Nombre: Job openings
Comentarios: Job Openings - The MicroFinance Foundation

Background

The MicroFinance Foundation, a new Foundation whose objective is to improve
transparency in the microfinance industry, is currently being created to
house the Virtual Microfinance Market (VMM), a comprehensive web based
service to link investors, donors and MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs), and
the MicroBanking Standards Project, home of the MicroBanking Bulletin (MBB).

We are currently looking for qualified entrepreneurial people to work on
this exciting project and see it through its first growth phase. We are
looking to fill the positions of Junior Analyst and Senior Analyst at the
Foundation.

Junior Analyst

Tasks
The Junior Analyst shall conduct the following tasks:

1. Act as a contact point for MFIs in a sub-region to collect, validate, and
update MFI, investor and macroeconomic data on an on-going basis (contact
management with MFIs, rating agencies, donors and researchers)
2. Conduct financial analysis and provide feedback to selected MFIs on their
financial performance
3. Represent the Foundation at conferences
4. Carry out field assessment of selected MFIs, with the guidance of a
Senior Analyst and write related reports
5. Work on one or more of the following tasks: update of the Foundation web
site and other marketing materials, publication of the MicroBanking
Bulletin, support to regional networks/ Apex in performance monitoring
6. Work on other tasks related to the Foundation as it grows

The Junior Analyst will be coached by a Senior Analyst, but should be able
to work independently.

Job Requirements
§ BA minimum in economics, finance, accounting/auditing, or relevant field
§ Experience in financial analysis
§ Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in written and
spoken Spanish and/or French is essential; other languages a plus
§ Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
§ Excellent computer skills (spread sheets, databases, word processing,
web-page management)
§ Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
§ International experience preferred
§ Medium-term commitment to the project (3-5 years), and ability to work in
a team

Other Information
Travel time: about 20%.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits included.

Senior Analyst

Tasks

The Senior Analyst shall conduct the following tasks:
1. Act as a contact point for MFIs in a sub-region to collect, validate, and
update MFI, investor and macroeconomic data on an on-going basis (contact
management with MFIs, rating agencies, donors and researchers)
2. Conduct financial analysis and provide feedback to selected MFIs on their
financial performance; act as a coach for the Junior Analyst when necessary;
Contribute to internal guidelines and procedures
3. Represent the Foundation at conferences or through the publication of
articles
4. Carry out field assessment of selected MFIs and write related reports
5. Function as associate editor of the semi-annual publication "The
MicroBanking Bulletin"
6. Provide technical assistance to microfinance networks to build their
capacity in benchmarking, and in improving standardization and transparency
7. Work on one or more of the following tasks: update of the Foundation web
site and other marketing materials, publication of the MicroBanking
Bulletin, support to regional networks/ Apex in performance monitoring
8. Actively participate in industry-wide efforts to improve transparency
9. Work on other tasks related to the Foundation as it grows

The Senior Analyst will be expected to provide guidance to the Junior
Analyst when needed.

Job Requirements
§ Masters in economics, finance, accounting/auditing, or relevant field or
MBA
§ 3+ years experience in financial analysis
§ Experience in Microfinance
§ Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in written and
spoken Spanish and/or French is essential; other languages a plus
§ Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
§ Excellent computer skills (spread sheets, databases, word processing,
web-page management, statistical software)
§ Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
§ Training experience preferred
§ Medium-term commitment to the project (3-5 years), and ability to work in
a team

Other Information
Travel time: about 30%.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits included.


Interested candidates may send their resume and their best writing sample by
e-mail only to:

Isabelle Barrès
The Microbanking Bulletin
ibarres@microbanking-mbb.org

Candidates will need to provide evidence that they are permitted to work in
the United States. We are an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Closing date for applications: March 15, 2002
Start date: April 1, 2002
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Fecha - 28-02-02
Nombre: Women in development
Comentarios: Weidemann Associates, Inc., headquartered in Metropolitan Washington, DC, is
seeking resumes from qualified consultants with expertise in gender issues
to participate in its response to a solicitation from USAID's Office of
Women in Development. Weidemann Associates specializes in providing cutting
edge research, design and implementation of economic empowerment programs,
with an emphasis on empowering women through microenterprise and
microfinance.

We are accepting resumes from candidates at all experience levels in
following technical areas:

· Enhancing the economic status of women; microenterprise development
· Expanding educational opportunities for girls and women;
· Improving women's legal rights and increasing participation in civil
society;
· Developing strategies that reduce trafficking and domestic violence;
· Performing economic and social science analysis of gender programs;
· Integrating gender considerations into natural resource management and
agriculture;
· Improving women's access to population, health, and nutrition programs;
· Researching, monitoring and evaluating the impact of WID donor programs;
· Project management, communications and training.

Qualified consultants will have a minimum of:

· 2 years' experience in the one or more of the technical areas;
· An advanced degree in a related field;
· 1 year of overseas work experience;
· Excellent communication skills;
· Proven ability to work individually or on a team;
· Proven ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables;
· Proficiency in one or more foreign languages, preferably Spanish or
French.


If interested, please send a detailed resume that includes a summary
paragraph highlighting experience in the above-listed areas. Also, please
complete a USAID Employee Biographical Data Sheet (available for downloading
at www.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/forms/1420-17/). Finally,
we ask that you submit a brief, signed letter of commitment stating your
interest in working on future task orders under this contract and, if
possible, your exclusive relationship with Weidemann. Documents should be
sent by email to spinckney@weidemannassoc.com and by fax to (703) 525-6169.

Closing Date: March 15th.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Susannah Pinckney
Proposal Coordinator
Weidemann Associates, Inc.
933 N. Kenmore Street, Suite 405/Arlington, VA 22201
Fax (703) 525-6169
Email: spinckney@weidemannassoc.com

Fecha - 26-02-02
Nombre: Job in India
Comentarios: Praxis recruitment: for March 2002

Praxis is looking for Programme Officers to reinforce its core team of
Development Professionals for its Delhi office.
Educational Qualifications: Post Graduate/PG Diploma in Social Sciences from
institutes of repute.
Experience: 2 to 5 years of development experience especially field based.
Job Profile: Participatory Research, Trainings, Networking and Information
Dissemination.
Prior experience in using participatory methodologies will be an added
advantage. The job involves travelling to some of the remotest parts of the
country. Praxis is an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates are
encouraged to apply. Those working in the similar organizations are
encouraged to look at secondment/deputation possibilities. Interested
applicants may send their applications to the Administrative Assistant,
Praxis (S-385, Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi 110 048).
Contact: by email: jobs@praxisindia.org
Fecha - 25-02-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Business Association/Policy Advocacy Specialist for a potential 2 ½ to 3 year position on a
large-scale project in Macedonia. This USAID- funded project will build the competitiveness of Macedonian enterprises in
domestic, regional and global markets. To be considered, candidates must have extensive experience in business
association development.

The ideal candidate will possess:

· 10+ years experience in identifying and developing business associations as well as advocating business issues in
the private and/or public sector setting;
· Extensive experience in competitiveness policy formulation and/or advocacy;
· Experience with applicable international agreements and treaties related to competitiveness;
· Advanced degree in Business Administration, General Management and/or International Business;
· Broad spectrum of knowledge in association building and business development;
· Substantial familiarity with legal and regulatory advancements in the area of competitiveness in the Eastern
Europe/Balkan region;
· International consulting experience, Eastern Europe/Balkan region preferred;
· Macedonian / Albanian language competency preferred.


Please send CV and salary history to mpaul@acdivoca.org. No phone calls please; only finalists will be contacted. Women
and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Fecha - 22-02-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Forest & Environment Sector Adviser
£34,300 - £48,300 (UK taxable) European Commission, Yaounde, Cameroon

At DFID, our central focus is on an international commitment to halving the number of people in extreme poverty by 2015 - through sustainable development, education, and better management of natural and physical environments. So we’re looking for individuals who can bring skills, understanding and patience to even the most complex development activities.

The European Commission funds a growing number of environment and forestry projects in Cameroon and the Central African region - working with government and civil society to promote the sustainable management of forest resources, biodiversity, conservation and poverty alleviation in the forest zone. In implementing and monitoring programmes, the Cameroon Government is supported by an Environment and Forestry Unit, funded by the European Development Fund.

On secondment to the European Commission, you’ll help improve the monitoring of sectoral policy and community support - dealing autonomously with environment and forestry policy, and representing the delegation at technical and co-ordination meetings. It’s also about adding value to the Cameroon-European Union Commission Co-operation programme - and you’ll achieve this by supporting its co-ordination and ensuring environmental aspects are taken into account. You’ll also do some project work monitoring, evaluating requests for funding, and providing administrative and financial supervision.

Degree educated in socio-economics or public management - you’ll already have experience of policymaking including the forest sector. It’s also likely you will have an understanding of humid forest ecosystems, the conservation of biodiversity and community forestry. Around eight years professional experience is required - with at least three spent in developing countries, preferably in Central Africa. You may also have knowledge of the workings of the EDF.

Personally, you’ll need a record of contributing positively to rural poverty reduction and natural resources management - and you’ll have well-developed skills in communicating, financial management, working with a team, and leading people. Political awareness, flexibility and managing change are all also key criteria. Finally, the main working language is French, and a command of English is essential.

This is a three year post - and we offer a package of overseas allowances and an entitlement to fare-paid leave passages.

DFID is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community. Selection is on merit. To work for us, you must be a national of a member state of the European Economic Area, a citizen of the British commonwealth with the established right to live and work in the UK, or have been granted refugee status by the UK authorities (as defined by the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees).

For more information on this vacancy, DFID in general, call 01355 843243 or e-mail hrod4c1@dfid.gov.uk to request an application pack - quoting Ref. AH375/4C/NC.

Closing date - 13 March 2002.

Apply: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/recruitment/files/ja_ext_cameroon.htm
Fecha - 22-02-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: WORLD COUNCIL OF CREDIT UNIONS, INC. - (International trade association)
Public Relations Representative - Provide public relations for
international credit union movements. Develop national and international
public relations plans, programs and contacts. Responsible for
communications/media outreach support and planning, assist with strategic
communications planning, trace new developments at national/regional member
organizations, assist with researching, writing and editing board chairman
communications; liaison between Congressional press contact. Publication,
layout, formatting and video production experience preferred. B.S. degree
in Communications or Marketing/Public-Media Relations; hands on media
experience required, a minimum of three years national/international PR and
3 years of journalism. Prefer knowledge or experience in Finance,
Development or Micro Finance; work in developed and developing countries;
credit union movement and/or trade association experience; fluency in
Spanish or French. Send resume to WOCCU, Attn: HR, P. O. Box 2982, Madison,
WI 53701-2982, email: HR@WOCCU.org.



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Fecha - 22-02-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: Program Director
Use your skills to make a difference in Appalachia.

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) is seeking a seasoned,
innovative, results-oriented economic development professional to lead its
Food Ventures Program. Food Ventures is building a vibrant
food-processing sector in Appalachian Ohio.

The Food Ventures Director must have: at least five years experience
managing people and programs, developing strategies, and setting
priorities in a fast-paced environment; experience identifying and
generating support from federal and state agencies; and, the financial and
business background to manage Food Ventures' businesses activities, which
include a food processing incubator and two retail stores. Must have
excellent communication abilities (writing, speaking, and public
relations) and facility with computer software and communications.

Preference will be given to candidates who have skills in:
· Managing in a team environment
· Exceeding customer expectations
· Starting a successful business
· Enterprise facilitation
· Network building

This is a senior position with excellent benefits, flex time and salary
from $45,000-$60,000 in a dynamic, nationally acclaimed regional economic
development organization. Send resume and three references by March 15 to
the attention of Renee Lawlis-Martin, ACEnet, 94 Columbus Road, Athens, OH
45701. No phone calls please.

ACEnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to quality job creation in the region.



Renee Lawlis-Martin
Administrator
ACEnet
94 Columbus Road
Athens, Ohio
Phone: 740.592.3854
Fax: 740.593.5451
EMail: reneel@acenetworks.org


Fecha - 16-02-02
Nombre: Dany Vilaró ONEWORLD www.oneworld.net/es
Email: dani.vilaro@oneworld.net Teléfono: 93 484 81 11
Comentarios: Desde OneWorld Spain les remitimos información sobre unos talleres de sensibilización y promoción de la
Cultura de la Paz con sus comunidades municipales de influencia en Colombia, organizados por Corporación Escuela de Formación Ciudadanos Siglo XXI. Este grupo
está interesado en establecer vinculos con organizaciones colombianas e internacionales que acompañen estos
procesos municipales vinculados al voluntariado por la paz.

Talleres de Formación en Cultura de Paz en el departamento de Boyacá, Colombia.

La Corporación Escuela de Formación Ciudadanos Siglo XXI, acaba de realizar 16 talleres de formación básica en Cultura de Paz y Prevención de la Violencia, en los cuales participaron durante dos días 415 personas de cerce de 90 municipios del departamento de Boyacá; este ejercicio pedagógico se realizó en desarrollo de
un convenio con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el Ministerio del Interior de la República de Colombia/Dirección general para la Reinserción.

Para adelantar este ejercicio de formación se editaron 500 juegos de meteriales de apoyo educativo en los siguientes temas:
1) Tipología de la Violencia
2)Conviviencia Social y solución Pácifica de Conflictos, 3) Prevención de la Violencia en la Familia
4) Participación Ciudadana y comunitaria a nivel
Municipal
5) Conflicto Armado Interno y Solución Política
Negociada. Además de un manual de Metodológias para que estas personas capacitadas en los Talleres realicen actividades de sensibilización en sus respectivos municipios.
Como resultado del proceso se logró vincular a 415 personas como integrantes activos del 'Voluntariado por la Paz' que impulsa la entidad, y se les otorgará una beca para el 'Diplomado en Cultura de paz y Prevención de la Violencia' una vez realicen por lo menos 415 talleres de sensibilización y promoción de la Cultura de la Paz con sus comunidades municipales de influencia.
La corporación está interesada en establecer vinculos con
organizaciones nacionales e internacionales que acompañen estos procesos municipales vinculados al voluntariado por la paz.

Cordialmente,

Miguel Antonio Galvis
Director
Corporación Escuela de Formación Ciudadanos Siglo / email: XXIcorposigloxxi@cable.net.co


Fecha - 10-02-02
Nombre: Puesto
Comentarios: Unidad Regional de Asistencia Técnica – RUTA
Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola – FIDA

PROGRAMA DE APOYO A LOS SERVICIOS FINANCIEROS RURALES (SERFIRURAL)

invita a participar en el concurso para ocupar el puesto de:

COORDINADOR DE PROGRAMA

SERFIRURAL es un programa de asistencia técnica del Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) para apoyar los proyectos del FIDA en la región centroamericana que trabajan en las finanzas rurales y microfinanzas.

Requisitos:

1. Licenciado en economía, administración de empresa, ingeniería industrial o ingeniería agrícola con experiencia en servicios financieros, de preferencia con estudios de post-grado en finanzas rurales o microfinanzas
2. Experiencia mínima de 10 años en actividades directivas, ejecutivas y de seguimiento de programas de microfinanzas o de componentes de servicios financieros de proyectos de desarrollo rural
3. Experiencia de trabajo de algunos años con Organismos Donantes Bilaterales y Multilaterales
4. Conocimiento y relaciones consolidadas con organizaciones intermediarias financieras regionales y nacionales
5. Facilidad para interrelacionarse con otros, capacidad de liderazgo y de trabajo en equipo
6. Acostumbrado a trabajo bajo presión
7. Familiarizado con redacción de informes gerenciales
8. Disponibilidad para viajar frecuentemente dentro de la región centroamericana

Sede de trabajo: el país de residencia actual.

Nivel de remuneración: alrededor de USD 5 000/mes.

Duración de programa: 3 anos.

Enviar curriculum vitae incluyendo referencias al siguiente correo electrónico: mcamagni@ruta.org

Fecha - 09-02-02
Nombre: Job oportunity
Comentarios: Job Opportunity PPFC (Ottawa)

DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada - Ottawa

The Director of International Programs is responsible to oversee all
aspects of the development, management, monitoring and evaluation of
international sexual and reproductive health programs and partnerships
for Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (PPFC). As a member of the
Senior Management team, the Director will provide leadership and
strategic direction to PPFC's international programs, to address the
core mission of PPFC.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years experience in
sexual and reproductive health programs; a minimum of 3 years experience
in international development, including experience working in developing
countries; management experience in the NGO (non-governmental) sector;
demonstrated experience in project development and program management;
excellent conceptual, strategic planning, negotiation, communications
and writing skills; extensive experience in human resources and
financial management; demonstrated ability to work in diverse cultures
and demonstrated commitment to the principles and values espoused by
PPFC.

Ability to work in English is essential. Ability to work in French is
desirable. Ability to speak other languages will be an additional asset.

Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or be a permanent resident
(eligible to work in Canada). Please indicate this clearly on your
application.

Salary range CDN $61,538 - $70,769 with a competitive benefits package.

Applications must be received by February 18, 2002 and may be mailed,
faxed or email. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, 430 - 1
Nicholas Street,
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7 Canada. Fax: (613) 241-7550 Email: admin@ppfc.ca

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Fecha - 27-01-02
Nombre: Microfinance positions
Comentarios: Dear Friends,
Please be informed that Oikocredit (based in the Netherlands) has three vacancies: one for deputy general manager, a micro finance specialist and a credit analyst.
We invite you to look at the advertisments at our website:
www.oikocredit.org

Fecha - 24-01-02
Nombre: position
Comentarios: THE FORD FOUNDATION
> > 320 East 43rd Street, Box 281-O
> > New York, NY 10017
> >
> > Program Officer: Development Finance and Economic Security, Andean Region
> > and Southern Cone (based in Santiago, Chile)
> >
> > Working with the Foundation's Representative for the Andean Region and
> > Southern Cone and a team of professionals based in Santiago, and in
> > coordination with a worldwide staff, the Program Officer will develop and
> > manage program activities in the field of development finance and economic
> > security. He/she will continue and expand support for locally based
> > development finance initiatives to improve access to financial services
> > for low-income and disadvantaged populations, including rural and
> > indigenous groups, poor communities, and micro and small-scale
> > enterprises. The goal of this work is to build financial assets and
> > improve the economic security and livelihoods of these populations.
> >
> > The Foundation's work in the Andean Region and Southern Cone (Argentina,
> > Chile, Colombia and Peru) emphasizes: expansion of development finance
> > networks and institutions to improve access of women, low-income and
> > disadvantaged people, microentrepreneurs and owners of small scale
> > enterprises to financial asset-building strategies, including savings
> > programs and credit and other financial services for microenterprise
> > development, home improvement, small business development, small-scale
> > agricultural production and rural enterprise development; building
> > capacity among research and academic groups to incorporate into their work
> > themes related to development finance, poverty alleviation and financial
> > asset building for the poor; and development and analysis of policy
> > initiatives to help create a supportive policy environment for micro- and
> > small enterprise development. Specifically, the Program Officer will
> > solicit, review and respond to grant proposals; prepare recommendations
> > for Foundation funding; work with the Representative and other Foundation
> > staff in New York on issues related to recoverable grants and Foundation
> > investments in the development finance sector in the Andean Region and
> > Southern Cone; and work with other Foundation staff worldwide in the field
> > of development finance and economic security on issues related to micro-
> > and small enterprise development and asset building.
> >
> > Qualifications: Significant experience with, or knowledge of, development
> > trends in the formal and informal sectors, development finance strategies
> > and institutional models that provide financial services including savings
> > programs for low-income populations, and credit for micro and small-scale
> > enterprise development, informal sector employment and rural enterprise
> > development. Ability to analyze development finance policies and promote
> > the formulation of applied research that can advance the field; capacity
> > to interpret institutional dynamics in the Andean Region and Southern Cone
> > contexts; a teamwork orientation and ability to interact effectively with
> > colleagues from diverse disciplines and perspectives; strong conceptual,
> > organizational, financial analysis, and oral and written communication
> > skills in Spanish and English. Also desirable: Experience in development
> > finance in the Andean Region and Southern Cone; prior experience in
> > program development or project management; and familiarity with civil
> > society development efforts in this region. A graduate degree in a
> > related field is strongly preferred. Previous grantmaking and/or program
> > development experience also is desirable.
> >
> > To apply for employment, please send (in English) resume, cover letter,
> > and brief writing sample (5-20 pages of original work to Ms. M. Baldwin
> > preferably e-mail to M.Baldwin@fordfound.org or to the above address by
> > February 28, 2002. All applications must be in English.
> >
> > Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
> > principles at The Ford Foundation.
> >







Fecha - 23-01-02
Nombre: Job
Comentarios: The Ford Foundation
Program Officer: Development Finance and Economic Development Andean Region
and Southern Cone (based in Santiago, Chile)
The Program Officer will develop and manage program activities in
development finance and economic security. S/he will expand support for
locally based development finance initiatives to improve access to financial
services for low-income and disadvantaged populations emphasizing: expansion
of development finance networks and institutions to improve access to
financial asset-building strategies; building capacity among research and
academic groups; and development and analysis of policy initiatives to help
create a supportive policy environment for micro- and small enterprise
development.

Qualifications: Significant experience with/knowledge of, development trends
in the formal and informal sectors, development finance strategies and
institutional models that provide financial services including savings
programs for low-income populations and credit for micro- and small-scale
enterprise development, informal sector employment and rural enterprise
development. Ability to analyze development finance policies and promote the
formulation of applied research; capacity to interpret institutional
dynamics in the region; and oral and written communication skills in Spanish
and English. Also desirable: experience in development finance in the
region; prior experience in program development or project management; and
familiarity with civil society development efforts. A graduate degree in a
related field strongly preferred; and previous grantmaking and/or program
development experience is desirable.

To apply, please send (in English) resume, cover letter, and brief writing
sample (5-20 pages of original work) to Ms M. Baldwin preferably by email
(m.baldwin@fordfound.org) or to 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017,
USA, by 28 February 2002.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
principles at The Ford Foundation
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Fecha - 23-01-02
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 5 de febrer de 2002. Palma, España. Primera jornada del Fòrum per
a la Sostenibilitat de les Illes Balears": Sostenibilitat: què és
I com la mesuram?, que organitza la Conselleria de Medi Ambient.
Más información:

* 3 de abril de 2002. Camagüey, Cuba. Fecha tope para la entrega de
resúmenes para la participación en el Tercer taller internacional
sobre vivienda popular y de interés social "ViPo'2002" que se
celebrará el 19 al 21 de junio del 2002. Más información.


* 7 al 13 de julio de 2002. Bribsbone, Australia. XV Congreso
mundial de Sociologia: El mundo social en el siglo xxi: legados
ambivalentes y desafios emergentes. Organizado por International
Sociological Association (ISA). Más información

_________________________________________________________________

Mariano Vázquez Espí
http://habitat.aq.upm.es/
Editor

Si desea incluir una convocatoria en http://habitat.aq.upm.es enviela
a hconvoca@aq.upm.es en texto plano o wp5.1. Es imprescindible
consignar fecha, lugar y forma de contactar con la organización.


Fecha - 22-01-02
Nombre: Job announcement
Comentarios: SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CREDIT UNION
SEEKS FULL-TIME STAFF

Chicago, IL - The start-up South Side Community Development Credit Union is currently seeking applications for full-time Manager and Assistant Manager positions. Applicants for both positions will have expertise in community development and community banking/credit unions and a genuine commitment to economic empowerment of low- and moderate-income people.

Manager should have extensive experience with provision of an array of financial services and loan products, experience at growing a customer/membership base; knowledge of NCUA rules and regulations, human resources and appropriate computer systems; should be extroverted, comfortable with an ombudsperson role and skilled at managing all day-to-day operations.


Assistant Manager should have experience with teller functions, loan processing and collection, computers, marketing, day-to-day operations and be customer/member-friendly.

Salaries determined by qualifications, experience and present salary. Mail, e-mail or fax resume with references and salary information by February 15, 2002 to: Al Hofeld, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, 111 West Jackson, Suite 300, Chicago, IL, 60604; 312-341-1041 (fax); { GOTOBUTTON BM_1_ ahofeld@lafchicago.org.} E-mail inquiries only, please.

Fecha - 15-01-02
Nombre: Position Announcement
Comentarios: Position Announcement

Position: Program Coordinator for the Pacific West Regional Forestry Center

Location: Taylorsville, California (the rural northern Sierra Nevada Mountains)

Closing Date for applications: January 31, 2002 (no fax or digital applications will be accepted)

Forest Community Research seeks a program coordinator for the Pacific West Community Forestry Center. The Pacific West Community Forestry Center (Center) is one of four regional centers that are part of the National Community Forestry Center, a project of the National Network of Forest Practitioners. The Center integrates research and rural people's knowledge into activities that improve community well-being, and build the research capacity of rural communities.

The Pacific West Community Forestry Center works to increase the capacity of communities to participate more effectively in natural resource decision-making; facilitates intra- and inter-group collaboration; and helps make local knowledge more available to scientists and policymakers and research more available to rural people. The Center facilitates collaboration between researchers and rural communities, and works to more effectively link practitioners in forest communities throughout the rural forested regions of California, western Oregon, and western Washington.

The program coordinator will work closely with a citizens advisory council to foster new relationships between practitioners, communities, and researchers with a focus on underserved communities in the Pacific West.

As identified by the advisory council, the Pacific West Community Forestry Center work centers on five thematic areas:

ÿ The current and mobile ecosystem workforce
ÿ Traditional Environmental Knowledge
ÿ Environmental Justice with an emphasis on networking upstream and downstream resource management groups and rural and urban residents
ÿ Socioeconomic monitoring and assessment
ÿ Adaptive Management

In addition to working with the advisory council, the coordinator works closely with the National Center Director, the Director of Forest Community Research, and with a professional research and education team at Forest Community Research. The Center Coordinator will be involved in diverse community-based forestry research, and will work with a wide variety of community-based groups in the five thematic areas identified above.

The successful applicant is comfortable and effective working with and facilitating groups, will hold of a minimum of a masters degree in a relevant field or have equivalent experience, is knowledgeable of and has experience in natural resources and the social sciences, has experience with and a passion for participatory research, and has excellent writing and organizational skills. The successful applicant will have several years of experience with project management and demonstrated excellent project management and administrative skills. The applicant is creative and willing to assist project partners in diverse ways to advance learning and ensure success. Knowledge of Spanish a plus. Travel throughout the Pacific West is required, along with occasional trips beyond the Pacific West Region. This position is based at Forest Community Research's main office in Taylorsville, California, in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is a lightly populated, natural resource dependent area, with good schools and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. A competitive salary is offered.

Send cover letter, résumé or vita, names and phone numbers of four people willing to serve as references, and one writing sample to: Pacific West Community Forestry Center, Forest Community Research, Attention: L. Hanson, P.O. Box 11 (4438 Main Street), Taylorsville, California 95983. No faxed or digital applications please. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2002. For more information, see our website at www.PWCFC.org and www.FCResearch.org. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


What Is The National Community Forestry Center?

The National Network of Forest Practitioners (NNFP) received a grant from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop the National Community Forestry Center (NCFC). The NCFC, established in June 2000, is a network of a national center and four regional centers in Appalachia, the Southwest, the Pacific West, and the Northeast. Advisory councils representing diverse citizen interests provide guidance for each regional center. Working with these citizen councils, the NCFC aims to integrate research and rural people's knowledge into activities that contribute to community well being, as well as build the research capacity of rural, forest-based communities. The NCFC is a collaborative effort led by the NNFP in conjunction with each of the following regional centers:

Northern Forest Center, Yellow Wood Associates, St. Albans, VT
Pacific West Forest Center, Forest Community Research, Taylorsville, CA
Southwest Forest Center, Forest Trust, Santa Fe, NM
Appalachian Forest Center, a new host will be chosen by February 2002

The primary activities of the National Community Forestry Center are:

… Promote learning and action through participatory research.
… Provide better information sources, exchange, and dissemination on natural resource issues.
… Increase networking and capacity-building opportunities among forest practitioners, rural communities, researchers, and policy-makers.
… Develop adult education, training, and technical assistance programs related to issues and opportunities defined by rural communities.
… Participate in natural resource policy discussions and decisions at local, state, and federal levels.
… Link forest communities within and across bioregions to conserve natural resources and enhance social and economic opportunity.
… Facilitate collaboration between researchers and rural communities.
… Build rural community-capacity for self-determination.


Who is Forest Community Research?

Forest Community Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing community well-being and community-based approaches to ecosystem management through, research, education, dialogue, and community capacity building. Since 1993, we have worked toward bridging the thinking between people and groups with different-and at times competing-ideas about social and natural resources. The focus of our work is on the intersection of Communities and
… Land and Water Management;
… Resource Policy and Legislation;
… The Practice of Scientific Research; and
… Networks and Institutions that Catalyze Local Capacity Building.

The organization pursues its mission by:
… Identifying and developing indicators to measure, monitor and assess community well-being and ecosystem health;
… Planning and implementing applied research related to community development (e.g., poverty, worker displacement, community capacity).
… Facilitating education and dialogue to support and encourage community-based approaches to sustainable social, economic and ecological development.
… Designing and facilitating public involvement activities.
… Providing education and training about the use of participatory research, evaluation, and monitoring.
… Developing programs, networks, and institutions to build local capacity.
… Producing and participating in analyses that affect resource policy decisions and legislation.
… Coordinating efforts among community groups locally and across regions and states to improve our understanding of the interconnection between community well-being, sustainable resource management, and the equitable distribution of benefits.





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Forest Community Research
4438 Main Street
P.O. Box 11
Taylorsville, CA 95983

telephone: 530-284-1022
telefax: 530-284-1023


http://www.FCResearch.org
Fecha - 10-01-02
Nombre: Job posting
Comentarios: Program Director
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek, Michigan


Greater Battle Creek Programming

Company Information: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit organization, based in Battle Creek, whose mission is to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. We are currently seeking a highly effective, experienced professional to join our team and to help further the mission of the Foundation by contributing their knowledge and expertise.

Responsibilities: The Program Director is responsible for leadership and vision in program conceptualization, design, planning, management, coordination, communication, evaluation, and learning from programming efforts (specific program initiatives and general purpose grantmaking), largely working in teams or in partnership with others.

Requirements: The professional we seek must possess a minimum of:

Master's degree in field relevant to assigned area
Significant work experience (10+ years) in neighborhood-based comprehensive community initiatives and/or community development
Broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design, evaluation, networking and systems change
Evidence of effective work and expertise in the area of economic asset creation (i.e., IDA's, Community Development Credit Unions) and community development
Experience in youth and education programming and non-profit organizational management
The ability to use interpersonal and political skills in cooperative, collaborative, and diplomatic ways
A global thinker with demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs that have impact
This position requires the incumbent to reside in the city of Battle Creek. Significant amount of community engagement during business and non-business hours are required.

EOE

To Apply: We offer an excellent total compensation/rewards package that includes competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits program. For immediate and confidential consideration, please forward your resume/vitae and letter of application to:


W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Human Resources Department, Re: BC Search Committee
One Michigan Avenue East
Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058
Fax: (616) 969-2189
E-mail: debbie.green@wkkf.org
URL: http://www.wkkf.org

Job Type: Program
Organization Type: Foundations

Fecha - 22-12-01
Nombre: Jobannouncement
Comentarios: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Professional Opportunity with the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on
Nicaragua (WCCN)

WCCN seeks a person committed to economic and social justice to fill the
following full-time staff position at its office in Madison, Wisconsin.

LOAN FUND MANAGER
for
The Nicaraguan Credit Alternatives Fund (NICA Fund)



POSITION SUMMARY
The Nicaraguan Credit Alternatives Fund (NICA Fund) is an alternative
credit program of WCCN which connects socially responsible investors in
the US with economic sectors in Nicaragua with little access to other
sources of credit. The NICA Fund has over $4 million of invested funds
from over 300 socially responsible investors. This money is being lent
to more than 6,000 disadvantaged Nicaraguans.
WCCN is seeking a new Loan Fund Manager (LFM) to administer the NICA
Fund. The LFM's primary responsibilities include:

Financial Management
Investor Relations
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Legal Matters



FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The LFM must:

Produce various monthly and quarterly financial reports;

Monitor WCCN¹s commercial bank accounts ­ both in the US and in Nicaragua
- and help to authorize transactions between these banks; and

Ensure that the NICA Fund remains solvent and financially sound.


INVESTOR RELATIONS
The LFM must:

Maintain a database and files on the investors;

Produce and distribute the necessary legal documents (ie, loan agreements
and promissory notes) to investors;

Ensure that the NICA Fund's investors are paid on time; and

Handle all correspondence with investors. (This includes answering
questions and keeping investors well informed about the status of their
loans and the NICA Fund¹s work in general.)

More generally, the LFM should solicit new investors and help to
disseminate information about the NICA Fund through various activities,
such as public speaking, developing promotional materials, and
contributing articles to WCCN¹s newsletter.



PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION
The LFM must guide WCCN's Board of Directors and the NICA Fund's
Oversight Committee in their duties related to planning, monitoring and
evaluation. This includes:

Presenting new loan proposals to the Committee and Board for their
approval;

Providing various financial statements to the Committee and Board so they
can monitor the performance and financial status of the NICA Fund and its
partner agencies;

Propose appropriate policy changes and long-term goals to the Committee
and Board for their approval.



LEGAL MATTERS
The LFM must become registered as an "agent of issuer", which entails
passing the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam (series 63).



SKILLS REQUIRED
The LFM must have:

Ability to produce and analyze standard financial reports;

Understanding of microlending and other alternative credit methodologies,
such as cooperatives;

Knowledge of and experience with grassroots economic development,
especially in Latin America;

Knowledge and experience in non-profit organizations, including work with
committees;

Ability to use FilemakerPro, Excel and Word programs; and

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, in English
and in Spanish.

A familiarity with Nicaraguan culture, history and politics also is
helpful but not essential. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the
LFM should be committed to social justice and economic empowerment.



SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary at low-to-middle thirty-thousand range (depending on experience)
with health insurance, retirement plan, 2 weeks paid vacation plus eight
holidays.



APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 22, 2002. Position to start March 1, 2002.



HOW TO APPLY
Mail resume and cover letter to:

WCCN, P.O. Box 1534, Madison, WI 53701.

Or send by e-mail to:

lfm@wccnica.org

WCCN encourages women and minorities to apply. Please note that the LFM
should be willing and able to travel to Nicaragua at least once per year.
Also, the LFM should be willing and able to engage in light clerical
duties as is necessary. For more information about WCCN and the NICA
Fund, visit our website at www.wccnica.org.

Fecha - 21-12-01
Nombre: microfinance job
Comentarios: Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)

www.microenterpriseworks.org

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Manager

Position Location: AEO national office in Arlington, Virginia.

Organization Description: AEO is the national association of organizations committed to microenterprise development. We provide our members with a forum, information and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited access to economic resources. AEO represents the United States microenterprise agenda in both national and international communities. AEO members represent a broad range of microenterprise development programs as well as many other organizations that support AEO’s mission, such as financial institutions, community economic development organizations and community-based organizations serving low-income communities across the nation. For additional information, please visit our website at www.microenterpriseworks.org.

Position Description: AEO is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Program Manager to assist in the daily project management of several AEO initiatives. This position will be supervised by the Senior Program Manager for Special Initiatives.

Project Oversight: Over the past 3 years, AEO has increased capacity within the organization to design and manage projects in partnership with the private sector and foundations. These projects bring additional program development opportunities to the microenterprise field and are called “Special Initiatives.” These include the following:

The Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program (PYEP) – This is a training and lending pilot program currently based in Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.
The Rural Microenterprise Best Practices Project – This is a two year initiative that convenes Learning Clusters to identify innovative rural “Best Practices.”
The Appalachian Region Microenterprise Initiative – This project will develop state microenterprise associations and build the capacity for microenterprise development in very low-income areas of the Appalachian region.
The American Express Community Business Card project – This is a new small business services credit card from American Express that “gives back” 1% of purchases to microenterprise programs.
The Microenterprise/TANF Initiative – This project assists target states to impact state policy related to the use of “welfare” funds for microenterprise development.
The Standards and Accreditation Project – This project is developing a set of standards for the microenterprise field and a system to certify that microenterprise programs in the United States meet those standards.
The Program Manager will assist in daily management of the projects, facilitate communication among project partners and the AEO network, manage project budgets, identify project “best practices” and any needed project improvements, and develop project reports. The Program Manager will assist in exploring and developing other potential special initiatives. The Program Manager will also support AEO committees and conferences as a member of the AEO staff team.

Qualifications: A minimum of two years of direct microenterprise practitioner experience is desired. Experience in both rural and urban programs is preferred. Computer proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Access 2000 is a plus. Bachelors Degree required, Masters a plus. Candidate must possess excellent written and oral presentation skills. Candidate must have strong project management experience including: ability to conceptualize and manage new programs; ability to develop RFPs and project reports; ability to supervise external partners and consultants; ability to manage communications among external partners; an understanding of program evaluation; ability to develop and carefully track budgets; and the ability to develop timelines and work plans to meet project benchmarks.

The successful candidate should be a team player who can work towards consensus-based decisions on tough issues, and should also be a self-starter and quick learner.

Salary: The salary is commensurate with experience, in a range of $30,000 through $44,000.

Time frame: This position is open effective December 20, 2001 and will remain open until filled.

To apply: For consideration, please send your resume with a detailed letter of interest. Emailed information is preferred. Send to both: Bill Edwards, Executive Director, AEO, 1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1101, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Telephone: 703-841-7760. Fax: 703-841-7748. E-mail: bedwards@assoceo.org; and also Natallie Keiser, Senior Program Manager, AEO, 1076 Manigault Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30316. Telephone: 404-581-1727. Fax: 404-581-1727. Email: aeonk@earthlink.net.

AEO is an equal opportunity employer.


Apologies for unintentional multiple posting.



Alan Tin
AEO Conference Coordinator
T: 808.732.2294
F: 808.732.2794
E: a.tin@verizon.net

Fecha - 20-12-01
Nombre: Banco Ibereroamericano de desarrollo
Comentarios: BID/FOMIN - La Iniciativa de Innovación:
Extensión al plazo de entrega de perfiles - 4 de enero del 2002

El Programa "La Iniciativa de Innovación", auspiciado por el Banco
Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones
(FOMIN), se complacen en anunciar que el plazo para entregar perfiles a ser
considerados en la segunda convocatoria a concurso ha sido extendido del 20
de diciembre del 2001 hasta el 4 de enero del 2002. Esta extensión dará a
las instituciones interesadas dos semanas adicionales para preparar y
presentar sus perfiles, los que deberán ser enviados a la siguiente
dirección electrónica: innovacion@iadb.org
La información y los formularios requeridos para presentar perfiles al
concurso se encuentran en la siguiente página web:
www.iadb.org/sds/mic/innovacion

Fecha - 17-12-01
Nombre: E-civicus
Comentarios: e-CIVICUS - Connecting civil society worldwide - Number 145
13 December, 2001

CONTENTS

A. From the desk of the CIVICUS Secretary-General
B. Relevant position listings
C. General news about civil society and citizen action
D. International conferences/workshops/meetings/fairs and exhibitions
E. Training courses
F. New publications
G. Internet news and websites
H. Scholarly support and awards
I. From the reader
J. Funders and donors profile

A. FROM THE DESK OF THE CIVICUS SECRETARY-GENERAL

CIVIL SOCIETY'S ROLE IN UPHOLDING HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

"From this vision of the role of the United Nations in the next century
flow three key priorities for the future: eradicating poverty, preventing
conflict, and promoting democracy. Only in a world rid of poverty can all
men and women make the most of their abilities. Only where individual
rights are respected can individual differences be channeled politically
and resolved peacefully. Only in a democratic environment, based on respect
for diversity and dialogue, can individual self-expression and
self-government be secured, and freedom of association be upheld." - United
Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, while accepting the 2001 Nobel
Peace Prize

On 10 December, the UN and its Secretary-General Kofi Annan received a
well-deserved tribute for their service to the international community, in
the form of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize. The UN's three key priorities for
the future as outlined by the Secretary-General, reflect as well the vision
for the future shared by civil society activists around the world. Although
Secretary-General Kofi Annan, unfortunately, did not directly refer to the
contribution of civil society over the past century in building a more free
and just world, his speech reaffirmed the common values which are at the
core of the UN charter, national constitutions and charters of civil
society organisations everywhere. The Secretary-General made an impassioned
plea for a 'people-centered' approach to issues of security and development
and respect for human rights of all individuals. By beginning his address
with a reference to the probable plight of a girl born in Afghanistan
today, he also drew attention to the rights of the girl child.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan pointed out that all over the world, there are
more memorials for war than there are for peace, a fact which renders the
Nobel Peace Prize truly significant. Over the years, this prize has been
awarded to peace activists, political and religious leaders, as well as
civil society organisations (CSOs) working for peace, often at grave
personal risk. By virtue of their moral authority in the international
arena, several of these Nobel Peace Prize laureates came together on
December 10th to release a joint statement, with the hope and message that
"peace and justice will reach the hearts and minds of those in and out of
government who have the power to make a better world". The statement was
signed by CSOs such as the International Peace Bureau, Amnesty
International, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War,
International Campaign to Ban Landmines, as well as political and
non-political leaders including Bishop Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchu Tum,
Lech Walesa and Oscar Arias.

Coincidentally, two important international events scheduled for this week
pick up the themes of respect for international law and human rights,
emphasized by the Nobel Laureates. December 10th was observed as World
Human Rights day in several countries, with celebrations being led by CSOs
as well as the UN Commission for Human Rights. On the 12th and 13th of
December, Global Consultations called by the UN High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Convention of Refugees
will take place in Geneva. It has been called "the most important global
meeting on refugees" since the 1951 Geneva Convention was adopted. The NGO
convention, attended by over 50 organisations working for refugee and
immigrant rights, is already underway. The Refugee convention has certain
inviolable principles, which have frequently been ignored in the "national
interest" of countries over the past five decades. The NGO, Human Rights
Watch, has warned that world nations have consistently violated certain
established norms of refugee protection. An example of this is the
principle of "non-refoulement", which mandates that states may not return a
refugee, in any manner whatsoever, to a country where his or her life or
freedom would be threatened. Yet, states continue to turn back refugees at
their borders and even in mid-sea. At this time of heightened security
alert in every country, we must be equally vigilant that our civil
liberties and rights are not set back by real or perceived threats. Unless
we respect international agreements in a time of crisis, we will undo every
progress we have made over the past five decades. Thus, while the Global
Consultation is a good step, CSOs warn that unless a firm commitment is in
place, the Refugee Convention will become a mere political instrument.

Civil Society Practitioners around the world have a special obligation to
inform and educate themselves regarding these international agreements, and
to encourage dialogue on their continued relevance and effective
implementation. It is also worthwhile to pause in celebration of those
moments when these cherished values are publicly acknowledged.

Warm regards, Kumi Naidoo

For further information please visit,
www.hrw.org, website of human rights watch
www.amnesty.org, website of amnesty international
www.unhcr.ch, website of the UN High commissioner for Refugees
www.unhchr.ch, website of the UN Commission on Human Rights
www.nobel.se, official website of the Nobel Foundation


B. RELEVANT POSITION LISTINGS

JOBS AT CIVICUS

CIVICUS is an international civil society movement with members in over one
hundred countries. CIVICUS works with its members, and a rapidly growing
network of partners at national and global levels, to ensure that civil
society organisations enjoy the rights to organise, speak freely and to
promote the common good. CIVICUS facilitates activities to nurture the
founding, growth, protection and resourcing of citizen action worldwide and
especially where participatory democracy, freedom of association and
expression, and other enabling conditions for civil society are threatened.
Recent global events have reinforced our commitment to these values.

CIVICUS is entering a dynamic phase of expansion, with offices in
Washington, DC, London and Johannesburg. Several new positions have now
become available in our Johannesburg office, among them:

- Chief Operating Officer
- Director of Programmes
- Director of Communications
- Manager for Finance and Administration
- Human Resources and Logistics Manager

In our Washington office, we currently have an opening for: Assistant
Director, Development & Public Affairs.

CIVICUS is committed to developing an internationally diverse staff. The
official working language is English, but preference will be given to
candidates who are also fluent in major international languages as well as
those with relevant experience at the national and international levels.
For full position descriptions please visit www.civicus.org.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume detailing
relevant experience, qualifications, current salary, three letters of
reference, and salary expectations to:
CIVICUS, Personnel Department
ADDRESS: 919 18th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20006, USA
FAX: (1-202) 331-8774
E-MAIL: jobs@civicus.org (preferred).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications for the Assistant Director, Development &
Public Affairs, Washington, DC and for the Human Resources and Logistics
Manager, Johannesburg, South Africa is 8 January, 2002. For all other
positions in Johannesburg, South Africa the closing date is 15 January, 2002.

SENIOR RESEARCHER
(Temporary Contract)

CIVICUS is an international civil society movement with members in over
hundred countries. CIVICUS works with its members and a rapidly growing
network of partners at the national and global levels to ensure that civil
society organizations enjoy the rights to organize, speak freely and to
promote the common good at all levels. CIVICUS facilitates activities to
nurture the development, growth, protection and resourcing of citizen
action worldwide, especially where participatory democracy, freedom of
association and expression, and other enabling conditions for civil society
are threatened.

CIVICUS is seeking a senior researcher to work on further development of
the CIVICUS Index on Civil Society project, which aims to assess the state
of civil society on a country-by-country basis and to provide civil society
stakeholders with a tool for reflection, dialogue and agenda-setting.

In 2000/01, the Civil Society Index project has been implemented in its
pilot phase in thirteen countries. Over the last months, an external
evaluation study has been carried out to provide CIVICUS with a thorough
assessment of the pilot implementation of the Index, in order for CIVICUS
to revise the approach and methodology and to develop a more effective
strategy of implementing the project in 2002/2003. For more details on the
project, please visit our website at www.civicus.org.

To complement the team working on the re-design of the project, CIVICUS is
seeking a researcher with the following qualifications:

Essential:
- At least an M.A. degree in the social sciences (political
science/sociology/social psychology)
- Fluency in English
- Minimum five years experience in planning, developing and conducting
social science research projects, preferably on civil society/voluntary
organizations/social capital
- Experience in the management of research projects
- Wide practical experience in and theoretical knowledge of various social
research methods (especially expert rating methods, survey research,
group-dynamic processes and other qualitative research methods)
- Readiness to creatively search for viable solutions to complex research
problems
- Ability to adapt to the specific circumstances of an international and
complex research project already under way
- Familiarity with, and commitment to, the cause of civil society and
citizen participation

Desirable:
- First-rate interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Work exposure in different cultural settings
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Good computer skills
- Experience with international organizations
- Abilities in Spanish, French, Russian or Arabic

The researcher will be contracted on either a full-time basis over three
months or a part-time basis over six months (work schedule negotiable).
S/he will work closely with the CIVICUS Index on Civil Society project manager.

If you would like to apply for this contract position, please submit an
electronic copy of your resume and cover letter to finn@civicus.org by
January 9, 2002. If you have any questions regarding the contract position,
please contact project manager Finn Heinrich at finn@civicus.org.

C. GENERAL NEWS ABOUT CIVIL SOCIETY AND CITIZEN ACTION

MESSAGE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN ON THE OCCASION OF THE
INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY
[IYV Press]

5 December, 2001

The International Year of Volunteers - which has now come to a close - gave
us all a timely opportunity to look closely at the entire phenomenon of
volunteering, and to raise awareness of the vital contributions that
volunteers make to building strong and healthy societies around the world.

Without the help of 10 million volunteers, UNICEF and its partners would
not have been able to immunize 550 million children against polio. As of
2001, the value of that support was an estimated USD 10 billion - well
beyond the reach of what the United Nations or its partner organizations
could have handled on their own.

And without the help of millions of farmers, fishermen, pilots and sea
captains, the World Meteorological Organization would not be able to
collect vital data on weather conditions around the world. Two years ago,
one such volunteer, at the age of 93, was honoured by weather-watchers for
having read, every day for 56 years, hydrological meters.

Such dedication comes in many forms. And contrary to what many people say,
volunteering does not occur only among the better-off members of society.
Of the 4,500 United Nations Volunteers serving around the world every year,
more than two-thirds are from developing countries. Indeed, people from all
walks of life and strata of society, and from all cultures and religions,
give time to help their fellow men and women.

We must do all we can to support this invaluable work. The Year is over,
but the engagement of volunteers has become no less important. We need
their commitment more than ever to help reach our goal of a better and
safer world for all. On International Volunteer Day, let us hope that many
more people will be inspired to roll up their sleeves and join the
worldwide movement of volunteers. Each and every one of us, wherever we
live or work, has something to share.

For more information please visit: www.iyv2001.org.

CIVIL FORUM IN RUSSIA

"The strengthening of the bridge between power and society" was the main
topic of the Civil Forum held in Moscow, Russia on 21-22 November, 2001
which hopes to bring a new dimension to civil society issues in Russia. At
the event over 5000 participants took part in about 70 "round tables", 21
discussions on specific themes.

The Union of Charitable Organizations of Russia initiated and organized the
round table" on "Russian charity: technology and ways of development" in
the meeting hall of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. The
representatives of the State, NGOs and Business participated. Caryn Wilde,
consultant of USAID, also expressed her opinion on the problems under
discussion.

The following questions were discussed:
- Conception of the development of charity in Russia and the necessity of
creation of National Program on its base;
- expansion of state support to charity and the creation of a united system
of charitable activity in Russia;
- the condition of legislation and the necessity to reform the legal base
of charity;
- transformation of charitable activity into social policy of the State;
- tax privileges in building up cooperation of socially oriented business
and NGOs.

Participants agreed to create the Intersectoral Commission, which will
include representatives of federal state bodies, NGOs, socially oriented
businesses and experts. The body will serve as a mechanism of the
realization of the decisions adopted at the "round table". The Protocol,
signed by A. Ossadtchikh, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy, and
P. Ishenko, President of the Union of Charitable Organizations of Russia,
has become a formal result of the "round table".

There is a hope, that the Civil Forum will give a real impulse for the
development of the institutions of civil society, and the discussion of the
problems of charity during the Forum will be taken forward.

For more information please contact: charnaf@cityline.ru

ELECTRONIC CONSULTATION FOR YOUTH LEADERS
[The Newswire]

The Youth Development and Outreach Program of the Inter-American
Development Bank, IDB YOUTH, with the collaboration of the Bank's
Information Technology for Development Unit are pleased to invite you to
participate in an Electronic Consultation on "Youth Leadership in the XXI
Century".

The consultation's purpose is to highlight the active role that young
people play in the development process of their countries in the following
three areas: Entrepreneurship, Learning and Volunteerism.

We are asking youth and youth organizations to submit their projects in
execution that have been developed and managed by young people in their
communities or countries in one of the three areas of the consultation.

The electronic consultation will take place from 17 December, 2001 to 18
January, 2002.

This electronic consultation is the first event in a series of youth
activities that will culminate at the Annual Meeting of the Board of
Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American
Investment Corporation (IIC) in March 2002 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The consultation provides a space to show country leaders and people
working on development issues, the crucial role that young people are
playing in the socioeconomic development process of their countries.

Of all the projects submitted in the consultation, twelve from Latin
America and the Caribbean will be chosen to illustrate best practices, in
each of the three topics. Additional projects will be chosen from Asian
countries. A representative from each chosen project will participate in
the program of youth activities in Fortaleza, Brazil and will have the
opportunity to showcase their project. The organizers will pay
transportation and lodging.

At the conclusion of the electronic consultation, a CD-ROM will be made to
store all the projects submitted as a learning tool for future reference by
other young people in the region. The projects will also be published in
the IDB Youth Website.

We hope you will be encouraged to share your experiences and knowledge by
submitting a project in this electronic consultation. Please visit
www.bidjuventud.org.

For more information please visit: www.youthactionnet.org.


D. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, FAIRS, EXHIBITIONS
(Conferences marked with an asterisk (*) are appearing in this newsletter
for the first time)

GOOD OR BAD EXPERIENCES ARE ALL EXPERIENCES - INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR (*)

The main aim of this seminar is to evaluate the experiences on Long Term
Volunteering in Central and Eastern Europe gained by Service Civil
International (SCI) and its partners over last years. We would like to
discuss also the possibilities for further development, including use of
EVS programmes.

Participants expected who:
- have experiences in the field of M/LTVing in CEE;
- are responsible for this in their organisations;
- have been LTVs themselves
- plan to start such activities in their organisations / countries
- have other relevant knowledge and experience

Organisers provide the following financial conditions:
- costs of programme, materials, board and lodging is fully covered;
- contribution to travel costs 75% (not more than 250 Euro);
- participation fee for SCI East-West WG members - 30 Euro;
- participation fee SCI East-West WG non-members 45 Euro;
- representatives of non-eligible countries (here: organisations, who knew
about project from our announcements, but did not send us their support
letter) will donate extra 20 Euro;
- additionally there will be a Travel Fund created to support higher travel
costs of the organisations in difficult financial conditions. This can
happen only on the basis of prior written request and depending on the
project's budget.

For more information and application form please contact SIC.
Application deadline: 20 December, 2001

DATE: 22-28 January, 2002
VENUE: St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
ORGANISER: Service Civil International
CONTACT: Service Civil International, East-West Working Group Secretariat
(GATE)
Sekretariat d/s Wspolpracy Wschod-Zachod
ADDRESS: ul. Krasinskiego 3 A/1, 60-830 Poznan, POLAND
TEL.: (48-61) 848-4336
FAX: (48-61) 848-4337


E. TRAINING COURSES

COURSES OF THE INTERNATIONAL NGO TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (INTRAC)

INTRAC COURSE: AN ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CAPACITY BUILDING

DATE: 18-22 February, 2002
VENUE: Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

A current concern and priority for managers and senior practitioners in the
NGO sector is how to build the capacity of their organisations and that of
their partner organisations. Southern and Eastern NGOs, other civil society
groups and Northern NGOs and official agencies seek to develop and
implement strategies that focus not only on programme performance but also
on strengthening organisations.

This course takes an Organisational Development Approach to Capacity
Building, focusing on the strengthening of the organisation as its central
theme. In particular, the importance of understanding organisations and the
process of change and development within them will be addressed:
- Understanding organisations; how they work, develop and adapt in a
rapidly changing environment
- Relating understanding of organisations to the way you work, both
internally and with partner organisations
- Unpacking `capacity-building' - what is good practice?
- Examining the roles of Northern NGOs/ donors in capacity-building
- Exploring new forms of partnership

Cost: GBP 785.00 (Price includes course fees, accommodation and meals).
Deadline of applications: 18 January, 2002


INTRAC COURSE: MANAGING A PARTICIPATIVE MONITORING & EVALUATION PROCESS

DATE: 18-22 March, 2002
VENUE: Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

Donors' demands for greater accountability, together with our own need to
learn from & build on our own experiences have led to rapid developments
within the field of Monitoring and Evaluation. Participatory methods have
grown in importance as the development community recognises the necessity
for involving all stakeholders in the process of development, in order that
learning should take place which can contribute to sustainable development
processes. At the same time, there has been the realisation that the more
traditional monitoring & evaluation methods, based on linear, cause effect
interpretations of social development, are limited and need to be enriched
by contributions of other perceptions and realities.
This course will examine:
- The purposes of monitoring & evaluation
- Stakeholder perspectives and an overview of participatory methods
- Monitoring & evaluation of outcomes & impact at project, programme and
organisational level
- Managing the process
- Ensuring institutional learning

Cost: £785.00 (Price includes course fees, accommodation and meals).
Expressions of interest by 18 January, 2002.

For further information and application forms please contact:
Rebecca Blackshaw, INTRAC
ADDRESS: PO Box 563, Oxford OX2 6RZ, UNITED KINGDOM
E-MAIL: r.blackshaw@intrac.org
INTERNET: www.intrac.org


COURSE: DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING INTERVENTIONS FOR GLOBAL CHANGE

DATE: 18-22 February, 2002
VENUE: United Nations, New York, USA

Graduate Credit or Audit dedicated to the International Decade on
Nonviolence for the World's
Children (2001-2010)

Professor: Virginia Swain, Director, Institute for Global Leadership and
Adjunct Faculty, Salve Regina University.

Key Presenter: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Permanent
Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations

Participants will learn an intervention process for a civil society
response to complement and strengthen the United Nations world security
system for global challenges. Emphasis is on the development of human
rights, global ethics, values, and systems that will secure greater
ecological integrity, peace, economic and social well-being. Perspectives
on addressing terrorism will be given from a coexistence and reconciliation
perspective. This course is dedicated to the International Decade of
Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).

This course draws on the following research and presentations of Ms. Swain:

At the Conference organized by The Hague Appeal for Peace at the Hague:
Establishing Professional for Mediation and Reconciliation at the United
Nations and A Proposal for a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service
for the International Community: in the Transforming Violent Conflict
Strand of the conference.
The presentation was made on the panel Building an Effective World Security
System: Enhancing the Capacity of the United Nations to Prevent and Resolve
Armed Conflict, 9 May, 1999.

Presentation at We the Peoples Millennium Forum, calling for a Mediation
and Conciliation service for the General Assembly and the Security Council
referring to the Special Committee of the General Assembly on the Charter
and Strengthening the Work of the Organization, Chapter 6, the articles
dealing with peaceful settlement of disputes, 22 May, 2000.

Engendering a Dialogue between the United Nations and International Business
Presentation to Ms. Rosario Green, Special Advisor to U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 14 February, 1996.

Celebration of the Children of the World, United Nations, New York,
(Masters Thesis, Lesley University, 1993). A Peacebuilding Process of
Reconciliation was introduced, developed in local and international
settings for 9 years, 9 December, 1992.

Sponsor: This course is sponsored by the Salve Regina University Masters
Program in Holistic Counseling and Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former
Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations. Ambassador Chowdhury is
a past President of the Security Council and the initiator of the Culture
of Peace Programme and the International Year (2000) and the Decade of a
Culture of Peace the the United Nations General Assembly. The former
Ambassador to the United Nations is a past president of the Security
Council and the initiator of the International Decade on Nonviolence for
the Children of the World (2001-2010).

Cost: USD 900 for 3 graduate credits; USD 250.00 for auditing.

To register please contact:
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
Tel.: (1-401) 847-6650 x 2943, register for course HLC 560

Room and board the responsibility of participants. Meals will be available
in the United Nations Cafeteria. Students make their own overnight
arrangements.

For More Information please contact:
TEL.: (1-508) 753-4172, (1-212) 947-7111 Ext. 171
FAX: (1-508) 753-7683
E-MAIL: imagine@world.std.com
INTERNET: www.global-leader.org


F. NEW PUBLICATIONS

Llamas Weavings and Organic Chocolate: Multicultural Grassroots Development
in the Andes and Amazon of Bolivia
by Kevin Healy

published by the University of Notre Dame Press

This new book offers a rendition of the contributions of civil society to
grassroots development in Bolivia over the past thirty years. After
providing a critique of the Western-centric modernization paradigm for
development, the author demonstrates through the stories of 9 grassroots
projects the social processes managed by NGO's and grassroots federations
that revitalized the nation's indigenous cultural heritage for grassroots
development .

The stories feature weaving revivals, public education reforms from the
bottom-up, consciousness-raising education among indigenous women,
grassroots campaigns gaining new recognition for llama meat, native potato
bio-diversity and collective land rights and the successful marketing of
quinoa(the nutritious Andean "supergrain") and organic chocolate(from cocoa
beans) to high-paying Western health food stores within a context of
globalization.

To order please visit: University of Notre Dame Press
http://129.74.181.111:591/FMpro

CD-ROM: YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SENEGAL

A newly published CD-Rom "Youth Actions for Sustainable Local Development
in Senegal: From Global to Local Agendas" is the result of a research
initiative undertaken within the framework of the International Year of
Volunteers 2001 and aiming to garther information on all aspects related to
youth volunteering and participation in Senegal.

"Capitalizing 10 years in volunteering actions, I wish to share with all of
you this important tool for research, training, learning experiences
conducted abroad, advocacy and lobbying." - Ibrahima Kane, Founder and
President of the Senegalese Youth and Human Settlements Development
Network, Senegal

Due to the lack of sponsorship for publication an amount of USD 34 is
requested for the CD-Rom (covering the technical and postage).

To order please contact: rjdeh@cooperation.net

MANAGING POLICY REFORM
Concepts and Tools for Decision-Makers in Developing and Transitioning
Countries

by Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Abt Associates, Benjamin L. Crosby, Management
Systems International

272 pp
Official publication date January, 2002
ISBN 1-56549-142-4 US$ 25.95 paper

Managing Policy Reform offers concepts and tools to navigate the 'how' of
policy change, in order to enhance democratic governance.

The authors base their book on experience in more than 40 countries, from
regional to national and local levels, with government officials, private
sector entrepreneurs, and civil society groups, as part of USAID's
"Implementing Policy Change" project.

They provide lessons for decision-makers on improving the effectiveness of
policy implementation, strategies to increase the implementation
feasibility of reform, and to foster stronger links between democratic
governance and policy management; and tools for designing, managing, and
influencing policy reforms that can be used by reformers in government,
donor agencies, NGOs, civil society groups and the private sector.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Derick W. Brinkerhoff is Principal Social Scientist at Abt Associates,
Inc., Bethesda, Maryland. He was the research director for the IPC Project,
and was previously associate director for research at the University of
Maryland's International Development Management Center.

Benjamin L. Crosby is a Director of Management Systems International and
was technical assistance director for the IPC Project. He has over 30 years
experience with public, private sector and NGO management problems in over
thirty countries. He spent fifteen years on the faculty of the Central
American Institute of Management (INCAE) in Nicaragua and Ecuador.

To order this book please visit the Kumarian website at www.kpbooks.com or
send an e-mail to GBenthamKPBook@aol.com.


G. INTERNET NEWS AND WEBSITES

EARTH SUMMIT 2002 UPDATE

Governance resources available now online, which feed into the Montreal
International Governance Meeting. Available at:
www.earthsummit2002.org/es/issues/Governance/governance.htm


H. SCHOLARLY SUPPORT AND AWARDS

CHARITY KNOW HOW (CKH) GRANTS PROGRAMME 2002

The Charity Know How (CKH) Grants Programme - now run by Allavida - is
being re-launched for 2002. The CKH programme provides small grants (up to
£15,000) for cross-border skill-sharing partnerships between
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) based in Central and Eastern Europe
and the Newly Independent States. Projects should contain a significant
element of transfer of know-how, and can include training programmes for
NGO staff and volunteers, professional advice and study visits. In addition
to the General Programme, there are two new schemes: Global Grants which
encourages links between organisations in this region and Asia, Africa or
Latin America, and Partnership Development Grants which aims to develop
longer-term sustainable NGO partnerships

The CKH programme cannot fund applications from individuals, the teaching
of English as a foreign language or other student programmes, any building
or capital costs, the costs of transporting humanitarian aid or medical
equipment, core costs such as office rent or equipment, and artistic or
cultural exchanges.

There will be just two grants rounds in 2002, with deadlines of 26 February
and 27 August.

Certain priorities have been identified, including:

- Cross-border partnerships within the following sub-regions (Balkans and
Carpathians; Caucasus; Central Asia; Western CIS).
- Partnerships where skills and 'know-how' are transferred from larger,
more experienced NGOs to smaller, grass-roots, community-based
organisations, which would otherwise have limited access to funding.
- Partnerships under the 'Global Grants Programme' involving organisations
from two or more of the regions identified (CEE/FSU; Africa; Asia; Latin
America). Beneficiary NGOs should look in particular for partners who can
offer tools, techniques and methodologies which would be difficult to find
within the beneficiaries' own broad region, or who can offer a different
focus or approach to problems.
- Sustainable partnerships, which involve a longer-term engagement between
the organisations, rather than a short-term partnership which exists for
the terms of the project only.

Further information, copies of the application form and guidelines are all
available on the Internet: www.allavida.org or by email from
enquiries@allavida.org.

WOMEN'S VOICES WINS 2001 APC BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE
[APCNewsFlash]

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Women's Voices - a video initiative to give poor
women a voice In public policy making in Nairobi, Kenya - won the 2001 APC
Betinho Communications Prize.
Redeemed Village and Mathare 3B are two huge slums surrounding Nairobi.
Poorly constructed mud, carton and rusting iron sheet shelters crowd
together along twisted narrow lanes, which serve as open drains. Water and
electricity are scarce. Residents are seriously affected by violent crime,
illegal drugs and alcohol, HIV/AIDS and unemployment.

"Women's Voices", a project of the Intermediate Technology Development
Group (ITDG), set out to talk to the women living in these neighbourhoods
to ask them how they felt they could most effectively get involved in the
public policy debate on poverty; an area where women's voices were seldom
heard. They came up with an unexpected use of technology. Raising funds to
purchase their own digital video equipment, including old and borrowed
Betamax cameras, the women learnt scripting, shooting and editing and how
to present their communities by showing rough-cuts and recording opinions
and asking for contributions to the story and the narratives.

Read more: www.apc.org/english/betinho/2001/bet_winner.htm

The prize winner has also been covered by BBC Online. See:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1697000/1697588.stm
and webcast at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/technology/newsid_1478000/1478157.stm


I. FROM THE READER

Dear CIVICUS,

Congratulations for having your strategic plan endorsed by the Board. I
hope it has some direction to address the gender disparities we face in
many different form, economic, social and political. My organization (tgnp:
www.tgnp.co.tz) can be very resourceful in ensuring that the gender
dynamics specifically in Africa are not left out as they play a great role
in sustaining the existing undemocratic leadership.

Best regards,

Aggripina Mosha


J. ABOUT CIVICUS

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international
alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society
throughout the world.

e-CIVICUS is produced weekly, and distributed to thousands of subscribers
worldwide. If you would like to comment on a past issue of e-CIVICUS or
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Fecha - 13-12-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 17 and 18 December of 2001. Brussels, Belgium."Science, Society
and the Citizen", conference of "Public Awareness of Science and
Technology in Europe and its Regions, Building Bridges with
Society. Best Practices, Benchmarking and Regional Diversity".
More informtion .

* 18, 19 and 20 December of 2001. Naples,Italy.International
meeting: urban safety and sustainable development. Achieving a
decentralised co-operation framework in the Mediterranean. Event
design, co-ordination and management: Medsafe Network Secretariat
International Institute Stop Disasters. More information


* 14 de enero de 2002. Salamanca, España. Fin del plazo de
presentación de comunicaciones y solicitud de becas para el VII
Congreso Internacional y Castellano-leonés de Antropología
Iberoamericana: Emigración e integración cultural, que se celbrará
del 25 al 28 de febrero de 2002. Organiza: Universidad de
Salamanca. Programa provisional: Cultura y derechos del emigrante.
México y la Emigración. España y la Emigración. Emigración e
Integración. Emigración entre España y América. LaIntegración
cultural en Brasil. Más información: espina@usal.es o en
http://www.usal.es/iiacyl

* 21 al 25 de enero del 2002. La Habana, Cuba. Uso del Project 2000.
La dirección integrada de proyectos (Project. Management) haciendo
uso de la Nuevas Tecnologías de la Informática y las
Comunicaciones en el marco del Perfeccionamiento Empresarial. Más
información: formacion@ceta.inf.cu

* 13 y el 15 de febrero de 2002. Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. I
encuentro cultural de las américas: la gestion del patrimonio
cultural de los centros historicos y su importancia social,
politica y economica. Enfocado a temas concernientes a la
importancia social, política y económica de los centros históricos
y a su gestión como expresiones del patrimonio cultural de los
pueblos americanos. Más información: mtoledo@reacciun.ve

* 3 al 7 de junio de 2002. Matanzas, Cuba. V Taller Internacional
Ecología y Desarrollo. Más información:
Centro de Estudios de Medio Ambiente de Matanzas y la Universidad
de Matanzas
E-mail: cemam@cdict.umcc.cu / jzoila@cdict.umcc.cu /
jzoila@quimec.umcc.cu / fifi@quimec.umcc.cu
http://www.paginasclick.com.mx/sal_med/cemam

* 17, 18 y 19 de junio de 2002. Tenerife, España. Conservación y
restauración de la arquitectura de tierra. Organizado por el
Centro Internacional de Conservación del Patrimonio (CICOP). Más
información.

* 16 al 20 de septiembre de 2002. Alclá de Henares, Madrid, España.
I Congreso Iberoamericano de Etica y Filosofia Politica. Tendrá
una seccion dedicada a la Etica y Politica del Medio Ambiente. Los
coordinadores de esta seccion del evento estan llamando a los
interesados en enviar ponencias, asi como propuestas para mesas
colectivas y simposios. Más información: funapro@cubarte.cultu.cu
o en http://www.ifs.csic.es/ConSem/ etica
_________________________________________________________________

Mariano Vázquez Espí
http://habitat.aq.upm.es/
Editor

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Fecha - 13-12-01
Nombre: Civicus
Comentarios: -CIVICUS - Connecting civil society worldwide - Number 144
12 December, 2001

Special edition

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF CIVICUS BOARD
10 December, 2001

Dear CIVICUS Members and Partners,

It is hard to believe that it has been about three months since the CIVICUS
World Assembly in Vancouver. We continue to receive positive feedback from
those who were able to attend the assembly. To those of you who were unable
to attend, we will be circulating a full report early in the New Year.

I am writing today to advise you of some recent decisions taken by the
Board of Directors. We believe these decisions will enhance the ability of
CIVICUS to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world.

First of all, the board endorsed the Strategic Plan inherited from the last
Board and are working with the secretariat to make more clear the strategic
direction implied in the plan and also the linkages between strategic
direction and programmatic activities.

Second, the Board made some key decisions about the location of CIVICUS'
operations. The location issue was a key element of the strategic plan.

We will maintain a strong presence in the United States by undertaking our
advocacy and donor liaison activities out of our Washington office.

We will also solidify our presence in Europe through an office in London
where we will centralize our fundraising activities.

Finally, we will consolidate all other CIVICUS operations and programme
activities in a new office we will establish in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We believe that by centralizing most of our operations in Johannesburg, we
can best meet the needs of civil society worldwide.

Kumi Naidoo, our Secretary General will spread his time between these three
offices to ensure maximum coordination of our fundraising (London),
programming (Johannesburg) and advocacy (Washington, DC) efforts. During
2002, he will use Washington, DC as his primary base overseeing
transitional arrangements occasioned by the expansion in 2002 and leading
our advocacy efforts. This will be reviewed at the end of 2002.

The third major decision the board took had to do with staffing. The board
agreed that the growing demands on CIVICUS and the expansion of its
programme of activities warrants a scaling up of staff and that a major
expansion of staff will take place in 2002.

I want to take advantage of this opportunity to ask for your assistance
with the staff recruitment efforts that will begin shortly. The Secretary
General will make one of his key priorities in 2002 the recruitment,
induction and orientation of staff. Kumi and the board are very keen that
we make every possible effort to ensure that the CIVICUS staff reflects
global diversity. I encourage you to publicise the various new positions
that are now listed on our website and encourage people who you think might
be suitable to apply for these positions.

These decisions were taken with the enthusiastic and full support of the
board. We are fully aware that they will have a profound effect on the
future of CIVICUS and believe that they will better enable CIVICUS to reach
its full potential.

On behalf of the CIVICUS board, the Secretary General and all the staff at
the secretariat, I wish you and your family a peaceful and prosperous New
Year. We look forward to working with you in 2002 to ensure civil society
and citizen participation is strengthened around the world.

Best Wishes,

Patrick Johnston,
Chairperson
CIVICUS Board of Directors


ABOUT CIVICUS

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international
alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society
throughout the world.

e-CIVICUS is produced weekly, and distributed to thousands of subscribers
worldwide. If you would like to comment on a past issue of e-CIVICUS or
request that appropriate information about your organisation be included in
a future issue of e-CIVICUS, please contact the CIVICUS Newsletter Office
at the following e-mail address: news@civicus.org.
Due to space restrictions, we may not be able to include all submissions.

To subscribe: send a blank e-mail with 'subscribe' in the subject line to
news@civicus.org.
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E-MAIL: news@civicus.org
INTERNET: www.civicus.org

Fecha - 05-12-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 10 al 13 de diciembre de 2001. Amurrio, Vizcaya, España. II
Jornadas técnicas medioambientales: urbanismo en Amurrio: buscando
el modelo de municipio sostenible. Más información


* 13 de Diciembre de 2001. Getafe, Madrid, España. Jornada sobre
consumo urbano de agua y desarrollo sostenible. Organiza:
Ayuntamiento de Getafe y Fundación Canal de Isabel II. Lugar: Sala
de Conferencias del Centro de Arte "Ciudad Getafe" C/ Ramón y
Cajal, 22 (Junto Estación Centro de Cercanías). Información:
Ayuntamiento de Getafe.
Departamento de Medio Ambiente
Tel: 0034 91 649 91 29
Fax: 0034 91 649 91 76
medio.ambiente@ayto-getafe.org

* 15 de diciembre de 2001. Fin del plazo de presentación de
artículos en la revista Virajes del Departamento de Antropología y
Sociología de la Universidad de Caldas, sobre el tema: La Ciudad:
Perspectivas antropológicas, históricas y sociológicas. Más
información: nates@emtelsa.multi.net.co

* 14 de enero de 2002. Salamanca, España. Fin del plazo de
presentación de comunicaciones y solicitud de becas para el VII
Congreso Internacional y Castellano-leonés de Antropología
Iberoamericana: Emigración e integración cultural, que se celbrará
del 25 al 28 de febrero de 2002. Organiza: Universidad de
Salamanca. Programa provisional: Cultura y derechos del
emigrante. México y la Emigración. España y la Emigración.
Emigración e Integración. Emigración entre España y América.
LaIntegración cultural en Brasil. Más información: espina@usal.es
o en http://www.usal.es/iiacyl

* 21 al 25 de enero del 2002. La Habana, Cuba. Uso del Project 2000.
La dirección integrada de proyectos (Project. Management) haciendo
uso de la Nuevas Tecnologías de la Informática y las
Comunicaciones en el marco del Perfeccionamiento Empresarial. Más
información: http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/formacion@ceta.inf.cu

* 12 al 15 de febrero de 2002. Cienfuegos, Cuba. AGRONAT'2002.
Organiza: Universidad de Cienfuegos. Temática: Ciencias Agrarias.
Más información: asocorro@ucfinfo.ucf.edu.cu o en
http://www.geocities.com/agronat2002/

* 25 al 28 de febrero de 2002. Salamanca, España. VII Congreso
Internacional y Castellano-leonés de Antropología Iberoamericana:
Emigración e integración cultural. Organiza: Universidad de
Salamanca. Programa provisional: Cultura y derechos del emigrante.
México y la Emigración. España y la Emigración. Emigración e
Integración. Emigración entre España y América. La Integración
cultural en Brasil. Más información: espina@usal.es o en
http://www.usal.es/iiacyl

* 1 de abril a 12 de junio de 2002. Baeza, Jaén, España. VI Maestría
en Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural Sostenible en América Latina y
España. Organiza: Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Sede
Antonio Machado en Baeza. Más información
.
_________________________________________________________________

Mariano Vázquez Espí
http://habitat.aq.upm.es/
Editor

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Fecha - 05-12-01
Nombre: Posicion Announcement
Comentarios: Position Announcement - Accounting Manager, Ocala (FL) Housing Authority

ACCOUNTING MANAGER


Are you looking for an exciting career change and the opportunity to grow? Then, become an integral team member of a premier housing agency that is aggressively promoting affordable housing in Marion County, Florida. The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) is seeking an experienced professional with proven GAAP accounting, supervisory, grant administration, management information system and communication skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the performance of administrative and supervisory tasks involving the oversight of the finance, accounting and Management Information System operations of the housing authority. This position will supervise two accounting clerks. OHA operates a $7 million budget; and has 185 public housing units, 1,100 Sec 8 vouchers and 55 Moderate Rehab units. We are currently building 65 new single-family homes, and are the co-developer of several low-income housing tax credit projects. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field of study; at least 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in GAAP, government or nonprofit accounting; grants administration; and Management Information Systems. Attainment of a Masters degree in an appropriate field of study may be substituted for 2 years of work experience. Candidates must possess, or within one year of hiring, obtain a Certified Financial Manager designation, or its equivalent. All candidates should have a thorough knowledge of HUD rules, regulations and guidelines; possess good interpersonal skills; and should be dependable, computer literate and a fast learner. HIGHLY DESIRED: CPA designation and experience working in subsidized housing and/or community dev. agency. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications. The OHA offers excellent benefits. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, Resume, salary requirements and 3-year salary history, to: Ocala Housing Authority, Human Resources Dept., 233 SW 3rd St., Ocala, FL 34474. Position is opened until filled. The OHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Work Place (352) 369-2636.





Fecha - 16-11-01
Nombre: Position annoucement
Comentarios: Position Announcement
University Of New Mexico, School Of Architecture And Planning

Position
Assistant/Associate Professor of Planning. Seeking a tenure track faculty member with expertise in applied physical planning and design at the site, subdivision, community and regional scale. Research and teaching undergraduate and graduate seminars and planning studios, advise master’s students, engage in community service and sponsored research, and assume regular faculty responsibilities. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a Masters or Ph D degree in Community and Regional Planning, Urban Studies and Planning, or a terminal professional degree in a related field. Show a record of professional experience, academic publications and experience in teaching studio and seminar courses in physical planning. Have a well-defined research and community-based practice agenda and show promise for distinguished scholarship and professional accomplishment.

Preferred Qualifications
Exhibit demonstrated expertise in community-based design and development, and ecological planning and infrastructure design. Have skill in applied physical planning and design at the site, subdivision, district, community and regional scale Knowledgeable about the preparation, administration and review of physical plans and design proposals with experience in assessing the impact and planning solutions affecting the natural and built environment. Demonstrate the ability to work in interdisciplinary settings and familiarity with use of GIS technology.

Critical Dates
Application Deadline: February 15, 2002
Beginning Date: August 1, 2002

Application
Signed letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names of four academic references (with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail). Short- listed candidates will be asked to submit copies of selected work.

Send To
Professor Ric Richardson, Search Chair
Community and Regional Program
School of Architecture and Planning
University of New Mexico
2414 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1226.

The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.

Fecha - 12-11-01
Nombre: Devfinances
Comentarios: Vietnamese Rural Business Support Project
Asian Development Bank

ACDI/VOCA is looking for qualified candidates to fill 3 SHORT-TERM positions for a project to provide sustainable
business support services to viable micro-, small- and medium-scale enterprise as well as to microfinance institutions
in Vietnamese rural areas. Positions and level of effort are listed below. All candidates must have at least 10 years'
experience and be nationals of an AsDB member country, regional and AsDB experience is a plus. Team leader must possess
both AsDB and relevant regional experience.

a. MSE Business Support Service Specialist/Team Leader (6 months)
b. Small Business Training Specialist (3 months).
c. MSE Credit Specialist (3 months)

Please submit resume and cover letter to Barbara Breckenridge at bbreckenridge@acdivoca.org Please include "VRBS" in the
subject line.








Fecha - 09-11-01
Nombre: Devfinance
Comentarios: ACDI/VOCA is recruiting a Chief of Party to lead a 3-year community development program in Central Asia funded by USAID.
The successful candidate will work in collaboration with host government, public, private and NGO organizations, USAID
and other international donors to enhance client/stakeholder partnerships for sustainable results.

The successful candidate will possess:
Knowledge of USAID;
Prior COP experience preferred;
Masters/Ph.D. in business, economics, or social sciences;
Business or financial background;
Experience in FSU countries. Regional experience preferred;
Knowledge of area language preferred;
A minimum of 10 years experience in community/social infrastructure, microcredit/micro loan, grants management, SME
development, job training and creation, economic development, housing or conflict resolution.

Highly desirable skills include: community organizing and planning, grants management, economic development, gender
programs, micro-loan and small business development services, industry association development, water/irrigation
infrastructure development.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Respond with resume, cover letter, and salary history to Attn:
Bbreckenridge-FIN-CAR bbreckenridge@acdivoca.org or fax to (202) 626-8726. No phone calls please.

















Fecha - 07-11-01
Nombre: Oferta de puesto
Comentarios: JOB TITLE
BUSINESS SUPPORT ASSISTANT

ORGANIZATION
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization
that provides affordable credit and technical assistance to immigrant-
, minority-and women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures
in targeted neighborhoods in New York City. Renaissance offers loans
of up to $50,000 and significant technical and training support through
formal classroom seminars, workshops and individualized counseling.


RESPONSIBILITIES
For the position of Business Support Assistant, Renaissance seeks
an individual with experience in the area of technical assistance
provision and training for small business owners and micro-entrepreneurs.
Responsibilities include assisting with all Renaissance technical
assistance and training activities, including:

·Provide individualized business development counseling to disadvantaged
micro-entrepreneurs.

·Conduct outreach and marketing efforts to promote Renaissance training
and technical assistance events.

·Assist with coordination of workshops, training, seminars, and special
events.

·Assist with the Legal Service Program.

·Assist with development of curriculum for business training classes
and workshops.

·Prepare business plans and follow-up reports.

·Generate client tracking reports and databases.

·Develop and maintain partnerships with collaborators.

·Attend community development related meetings, conferences, and
special events.


REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for the Business Support Assistant will have a minimum
of 2 years experience in the provision of technical assistance to
small business owners and entrepreneurs. Other requirements include:
familiarity working in low-income, immigrant communities; experience
with all aspects of business start-up and operation; interpersonal
skills, strong writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office
Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint).

Please feel free to contact Cathy C. Smith, Program Manager at 212-
964-6022 ext. 218.





Fecha - 31-10-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 6 de noviembre de 2001. Madrid, España. Programa de actividades,
presentación de Buenas Prácticas. 19:00 h. Organización:
Fundación COAM y Ministerio de Fomento
Salón de Actos de la Fundación Cultural COAM
c/ Piamonte 23. 28004 Madrid
Fax: 34 91 319 88 90

* 14-16 novembre 2001. Can Tapera (Palma), España. III Jornades del
Medi Ambient de les Illes Balears. Més informació.
Secretaria de les jornades
Societat d'Història Natural de les Balears. Estudi General Lulúlià
c/ Sant Roc n.4. 07001 Palma
Tel: 34 971 719667
Fax: 34 971 719667
E-mail: jornades.shnb@arrakis.es

* 15 de noviembre de 2001. Bilbao, España. Plazo de inscripción al
Congreso La bicicleta en la ciudad. Nuevos modos de movilidad en
el s XXI (22-23 noviembre 2001). Más información.
Secretaría del congreso:
Iniciativas ambientales
Juan de Urbieta, 6-13. D-I. 48015 Bilbo
Tel: 34 94 447 92 06
Fax: 34 94 447 88 41
E-mail: inieuskmac@euskalnet.net

* 28 November 2001. Copenhagen, Denmark. Environmental Justice and
Global Citizenship (14 to 16 February 2002). Further information:
Inter-Disciplinary.Net/L
Dr Rob Fisher
E-mail: rob@fishwest.demon.co.uk
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/e1.htm

* 30 de marzo de 2002. València, España. Fin de plazo de admisión al
Programa de Doctorado "Urbanismo, Territorio y Sostenibilidad".
Más información:
Departamento de Urbanismo
ETSAV, Camí de Vera, 13
Universidad Politécnica de València
46022, València
Coordinador del Programa: Fernando Gaja i Díaz
Tel: 34 96 387 72 85
Fax: 34 96 387 72 89
E-mail: fgaja@urb.upv.es

* 3 al 7 de junio de 2002. Matanzas, Cuba. V Taller Internacional
Ecología y Desarrollo. Mayor información:
Centro de Estudios de Medio Ambiente de Matanzas y la Universidad
de Matanzas
E-mail: cemam@cdict.umcc.cu / jzoila@cdict.umcc.cu /
jzoila@quimec.umcc.cu / fifi@quimec.umcc.cu
http://www.paginasclick.com.mx/sal_med/cemam
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Fecha - 28-10-01
Nombre: Papua New Guinea
Comentarios:

Papua New Guinea Microfinance and Employment Project
Asian Development Bank


Weidemann Associates, Inc., selected by the Asian Development Bank to submit a proposal for Microfinance Development, is looking for qualified candidates to fill key positions. This project will contribute to economic growth in Papua New Guinea through private sector development, employment creation, and development of the financial system by providing sustainable microfinance services to viable formal and informal enterprises, and savings services to the population at large. The project will build the institutional capacity of MFIs, so that the MFIs can offer sustainable services to micro and small enterprises, particularly in rural areas.

There are three components of this project:
a. Microfinance Competence Center: Assist the Government in establishing a microfinance competence center (MCC) to promote capacity building of MFIs. The MCC, among other activities, will set up a network of existing microfinance service providers to create a forum for policy implementation.
b. New Savings and Loan Products: Develop and test new savings and loan products and delivery methods for financial services, and will support MFIs in implementation. This component will focus on linking community savings groups with financial institutions. Overall, the project will provide international expertise, equipment, and training to develop, test, and implement new savings and loan products, and equity for the pilot microbanking scheme.
c. Revolving Finance Facility: Establish the RFF, which will provide the necessary funding for MFIs to achieve sustainability and expand their loan portfolios.

Weidemann Associates, Inc. needs 5 long-term Team Members:
a. Microbanking Adviser/Team Leader: Assist the project manager, the Institute of Banking and Business Management (IBBM), and the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating project activities.
b. Curriculum Devt & Training Specialist: Assigned to the MCC to work under the guidance of the microbanking adviser. (S)he will also design a training curriculum.
c. Microfinance Product Devt Specialist: Work under the guidance of the microbanking adviser and in close collaboration with the institutional development specialist. Work with development, testing, and implementation of new loan products.
d. Microfinance Institutional Devt Specialist: Establish, operate, and document the pilot microbanking in Wau.
e. Finance Facility Specialist: Assist BPNG in designing and establishing the revolving finance facility. Finalize the design of financial instruments of the revolving finance facility.

Please pass this notice on to friends and colleagues!

For more information regarding this project, please contact Jenny Oman from Weidemann Associates, Inc. at joman@weidemannassoc.com.
Fecha - 27-10-01
Nombre: Wweidemann
Comentarios: Papua New GuineaMicrofinance and Employment ProjectAsianDevelopment Bank
WeidemannAssociates, Inc., selected by the Asian Development Bank to submit a proposalfor Microfinance Development, is looking for qualified candidates to fill keypositions. This project will contributeto economic growth in Papua New Guinea through private sector development,employment creation, and development of the financial system by providingsustainable microfinance services to viable formal and informal enterprises,and savings services to the population at large. The project will build the institutional capacity of MFIs, sothat the MFIs can offer sustainable services to micro and small enterprises,particularly in rural areas. There are three components of this project:
Microfinance Competence Center: Assist the Government in establishing a microfinance competencecenter (MCC) to promote capacity building of MFIs. The MCC, among other activities, willset up a network of existing microfinance service providers to create aforum for policy implementation.
New Savings and Loan Products: Develop and test new savings and loan products and delivery methodsfor financial services, and will support MFIs in implementation. This component will focus on linking communitysavings groups with financial institutions. Overall, the project will provide international expertise,equipment, and training to develop, test, and implement new savings andloan products, and equity for the pilot microbanking scheme.
Revolving Finance Facility: Establishthe RFF, which will provide the necessary funding for MFIs to achievesustainability and expand their loan portfolios. Weidemann Associates, Inc. needs 5 long term TeamMembers:
Microbanking Adviser/Team Leader: Assist the project manager, the Institute of Banking and BusinessManagement (IBBM), and the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) in planning,implementing, monitoring, and evaluating project activities.
Curriculum Devt & Training Specialist: Assigned to the MCC to work under theguidance of the microbanking adviser. (S)he will also design a training curriculum.
Microfinance Product Devt Specialist: Work under the guidance of the microbanking adviser and in closecollaboration with the institutional development specialist. Work with development, testing, andimplementation of new loan products.
Microfinance Institutional Devt Specialist: Establish, operate, and document thepilot microbanking in Wau.
Finance Facility Specialist: AssistBPNG in designing and establishing the revolving finance facility. Finalize the design of financialinstruments of the revolving finance facility. Please pass this notice onto friends and colleagues! For more information regarding this project,please contact Jenny Oman from Weidemann Associates, Inc. at joman@weidemannassoc.com or by phoneat (703) 522-3075 ext 21.

Fecha - 27-10-01
Nombre: Roberto Simeon
Email: Psrdc@psrdc.org
Comentarios: Nombre: Roberto Simeon
Los social revolucionarios cubanos comprometidos historicamente con la autonomia municipal aspecto fundamental de nuestro programa, y por ese objetivo varias generaciones de revolucionarios cubanos han realizado accion politica y educacion popular.
Nosotros estamos muy interesados en vuestros trabajos y nos solidarizamos con el mismo.
Agradeceriamos nos enviaran algunos trabajos sobre el "desarrollo municipal alternativo" que es tema que Uds. han desarrollado responsablemente.
Rogamos ademas informacion sobre el 5 congreso con el tema "Ciudad y desarrollo urbano" y el preprograma elaborado.
Roberto Simeon
Secretario del PSRDC

Fecha - 25-10-01
Nombre: gustavo arencibia
Email: gustavo@cip.fishnavy.inf.cu
Comentarios: Quiero recibir el boletin en mi email
gracias

Fecha - 25-10-01
Nombre: Africap
Comentarios: AFRICAP Microfinance Fund Recruitment
October 23, 2001

AFRICAP is a $15 million 10 year venture capital fund that will invest in leading commercial microfinance institutions across Africa. The fund manager, AFRICAP MicroVentures, will manage a for-profit investment facility and a parallel grant-funded Technical Services Facility. The investment objective is to build successful MFIs and generate a profit and valuable development outcomes; the strategy is to focus on the emerging microfinance sector with flexible instruments and rigorous commercial criteria; and a key operating principle will be to co-invest wherever possible and strengthen linkages to local capital markets.
We are currently seeking two experienced and energetic individuals to join the fund management team in Dakar, Senegal:

1) TSF Manager
The Technical Services Facility Manager will work as part of a small team of investment professionals to develop an integrated package of support (capital+governance+institutional development) to a small number of investee institutions. The challenge will be to work closely with the senior management of investees to jointly assess, prioritize and then design and subcontract an appropriate package of focused institutional development activities, to be funded with grants from the TSF.
In addition, the second category of TSF expenditures will be targeted towards the development of a commercial microfinance industry in Africa, and will include a comprehensive communications strategy, organization of regular meetings of AFRICAP investees or other conferences, and contracting for research into best practices in the field, for the benefit of investees.
Tasks
¨ refine the TSF policies and operating guidelines, and communicate same
¨ conduct institutional evaluation of potential AFRICAP investees, often in conjunction with investment appraisal developed by Investment Officer and Manager
¨ develop appropriate technical assistance (TA) program jointly with investee, on basis of evaluation
¨ cultivate linkages with qualified TA providers, and negotiate and monitor subcontracts with same, giving preference to African capacity development
¨ promote industry development through communications strategy, conference organization, selected support to key regulatory authorities, and specification and subcontracting of research assignments into, and dissemination of, best practices including new technologies of relevance to investees
¨ report regularly to Investment Committee on progress of TA programs and TSF activities

Requirements
¨ analytical ability to assess institutional strengths and weaknesses, from a financial as well as institutional point of view
¨ solid understanding of microfinance industry and African business environment
¨ written and verbal communications skills, working knowledge of English and French required
¨ willingness to travel regularly throughout Africa to visit investees
¨ sensitivity to specific cultural and institutional conditions at each investee which will require combination of tact and resolve to maximize effective impact
¨ knowledge of procedures and policies of development aid agencies an asset
¨ independent initiative to explore and evaluate best and new practices, emerging technologies and other aspects of competitive advantage in the developing financial services business

Process
¨ submit application and CV by November 9 to AFRICAP Investment Manager – email: [staff@africapfund.com]
¨ start date – January 2002
¨ contract position for at least two years, possibly longer

2) Investment Officer
The Investment Officer will work closely with the Investment Manager to develop investment opportunities among the emerging field of microfinance institutions in Africa and focus on a select few for a long-term relationship. Such investees will be given appropriate support over a five to eight year period to ensure their development into successful models of commercial microfinance, thus requiring a mixture of financial, strategic and personal skills to build the relationship, grow the company, and realize a profit upon divestment.

Tasks
(the Investment Officer will work with the Inv. Manager on all these tasks, and assume increasing responsibility)

¨ conduct investment appraisals, including on-site visits, management interviews and due diligence
¨ prepare investment proposals for consideration by Investment Committee
¨ coordinate review of potential investees with other members of MicroVentures staff as well as other AFRICAP shareholder representatives
¨ identify and evaluate new investment opportunities through personal and institutional contacts
¨ assist with negotiation of potential investments and execution of approved investments
¨ prepare quarterly reports on investee portfolio, including financial and qualitative information
¨ assist with regular monitoring of investees, including regular meetings with senior management and possible participation at Board meetings

Requirements
¨ MBA or other business/commercial education or professional accreditation
¨ experience working in financial institutions, investment banks or related field
¨ bilingual (French and English)
¨ solid understanding of legal, regulatory and business environment in Africa
¨ willingness to travel regularly throughout Africa
¨ ability to work independently and take initiative, as well as collaborate with other member of MicroVentures team and the AFRICAP network
¨ strong inter-personal skills, able to build relationships at senior level with AFRICAP investees and to represent AFRICAP in marketplace
¨ mixture of hard-nosed business attitude and skills and passion for development

Process
¨ submit application and CV by November 9 to AFRICAP Investment Manager – email: [staff@africapfund.com]
¨ start date – January, 2002
¨ salary commensurate with experience
¨ performance incentive linked to Fund profit

Fecha - 25-10-01
Nombre: AEO
Comentarios: Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE: Training and Membership

Position Location: AEO national office in Arlington, Virginia.

Organization Description: AEO is the national association of organizations committed to microenterprise development. We provide our members with a forum, information and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited access to economic resources. AEO represents the United States microenterprise agenda in both national and international communities. AEO members include a broad range of microenterprise development programs as well as many other organizations that support AEO’s mission, such as financial institutions, community economic development organizations and community-based organizations serving low-income communities across the nation.

Position Description: This position requires a creative, energetic and highly motivated individual to advance AEO’s work in providing membership development and training and technical assistance to our members and other interested organizations and individuals. This work will involve the following activities:

· Assisting in planning and coordinating regional and national training events for AEO.

· Assisting AEO staff in the planning and implementation of the Annual AEO conference (May of every year).

· Interacting with a variety of groups, including AEO staff and Board, AEO members, the AEO Training and Technical Assistance Committee, AEO’s Membership and Communications Committee, state and federal government staffs, and national and community-based partner organizations to enhance Membership and Training and Technical Assistance initiatives.

· Managing the membership database, including data entry, report generating, etc.

· Developing, testing and executing new membership recruitment campaigns and strategies.

· Developing, testing and executing new membership retention/renewal strategies and improving the renewal process.

· Fielding questions and requests from member organizations and providing links to resources.

· Providing general administrative support as needed.

· Carrying out other responsibilities as assigned both verbally and/or in writing.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience in the domestic microenterprise field. Experience in training and membership development is also desired for this position.

The successful candidate will be skilled in consensus-based decision-making, will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and will be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision. Candidate should be computer proficient, particularly in word and data processing. The individual should have a Bachelor’s degree.

Supervision: The Program Associate for Training and Membership will be co-supervised by, and report to, the Senior Program Manager and the Program Manager for Training and Technical Assistance.

Salary: The salary is commensurate with experience.

Time frame: This position is open in late October 2001 and will remain open until a qualified individual is hired.


To apply: For consideration, please send your resume with a detailed letter of interest to: Bill Edwards, Executive Director, AEO, 1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1101, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Telephone: 703-841-7760; fax 703-841-7748; e-mail: bedwards@assoceo.org.


AEO is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

Fecha - 24-10-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: * 25 de octubre de 2001. Madrid, España. Charla-debate con el Frente
Social y Político de Colombia. 19:30 h. Convoca: Colectivo de
Refugiados Colombianos y Derechos para Tod@s. Más información:
Ecologistas en Acción
C/ Marqués de Leganés 12 - 28004 Madrid
Tel: 34 91 531 27 39
Fax: 34 91 531 26 11
E-mail: secretaria@ecologistasenaccion.org

* 30 de octubre de 2001. Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil. Fin de plazo de
presentación de ponencias al 4o Simposio Brasilero de Etnobiología
y Etnoecología (a celebrarse de 25 de febrero a 1 de marzo de
2002). Más información:
E-mail: ivsbee@yahoo.com.br
http://www.ufpe.br/ivsbee

* 15 de diciembre de 2001. Madrid, España. Fin de plazo de admisión
al Curso de Cooperación para el Desarrollo de Asentamientos
Humanos en el Tercer Mundo. Más información:
Instituto Juan de Herrera
ETSAM, Avda Juan de Herrera, n. 4
28040, Madrid
Directores del curso: Julián Salas y Felipe Colavidas
Tel: 34 91 336 65 39
Fax: 34 91 336 65 93
E-mail: jsalas@seui.mec.es
_________________________________________________________________

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Fecha - 21-10-01
Nombre: Carlos Ortiz de Zárate
Email: agora@gecel.e.telefonica.net
Comentarios: Castellano, English, français

Querida Ángela: no puedo enviarte las conclusiones que solicitas, pero puedo utilizar tu demanda para repetir el mensaje que tanto he repetido, en el texto siguiente:


Los economistas consideran la recesión económica como un proceso de ajuste entre el Mercado y (o) la producción o el sistema financiero. Las causas pueden provenir de la ocurrencia de hechos inesperados de naturaleza política y (o) social, financiera, natural y sicológica.

Todo esto es lo suficientemente complejo como para comprender la presencia de lagunas económicas en los discursos de los políticos. Hace unos días, el gobierno francés presentó el proyecto de su Nuevo presupuesto con una estimación de un crecimiento de 2,5%. La oposición juzgó esta estimación carente de todo principio de realidad. El ministerio de Hacienda respondió que habían ponderado sus cifras ante la expectativa de la aceleración generada por las medidas que tomaría el Banco Central Europeo de inmediato.

Sin embargo sentimos el significado de la recesión en nuestra vida cotidiana. No ocurre así cuando se trata de los periodos de alto crecimiento económico: los funcionarios españoles, por ejemplo, durante la bonanza, solamente hemos obtenido aumentos saláriales inferiores a la tasa de inflación, cuando no se nos ha impuesto la congelación de sueldos.

No es mi intención entrar en este debate, solamente trato de aclarar que la expansión económica solamente es resentida por nosotros, por la disminución de la tasa de paro, aunque se pueda constatar un aumento del sueldo medio; que es simplemente efecto de un gran aumento que se produce en ciertos altos sueldos.
Me propongo indicar que nuestro sistema económico no está basado en los ciudadanos – incluso cuando estos son potenciales consumidores-, sino en la finanza y en la cantidad de producción. Todos sabemos que el 11 de septiembre ha producido beneficios financieros y que estos están asimismo, presentes en la “Libertad duradera”. No es una novedad que la guerra de Luis XIV contra Holanda estaba subvencionada por capital proveniente de Ámsterdam, como tampoco lo es el hecho que los banqueros judíos Fugger prestaran un capital importante a los reyes Católicos de España cuando estos perseguían, expulsaban y expropiaban a los judíos de sus reinos
Si realmente queremos un crecimiento ciudadano, evidentemente, no podemos esperar modelos hechos, o creación de los mismos en el marco expuesto. Hay una cultura alternativa para un desarrollo alternativo; podemos hacerlo y hacerlo es más urgente que nunca, puesto que los nubarrones negros que se sitúan sobre nosotros están comenzando a formarse y porque ya había síntomas de recesión antes del once de septiembre.


Dear Angela: I can not send this conclusions to you, but I am using your demand to insist in my obstinate message in the following discourse:


Economists regard recession as an adjustment processes within market and (or) production and (or) financial. Besides this could be political, social, financial, natural or psychological unexpected facts.

All of this is complex enough to justify the lack of precisions in the economic discourses of politicians. Some days ago the French government presented their next budget with a grow prevision of 2,5%. Opposition judge it “ non realistic”, government answered they were counting on the effects of the European Central Banks next decisions

We know, although, the meaning of recession in our every day life. It is not so in the periods of high economic grow: for Spanish civil servants, for example, our salaries, have being increased during our big economic expansion, below inflation rate, when they have not being frozen.

I do not mean coming into this discussion, I just want to point that economic expansion only means for citizens, it is less unemployment, even if the average wages rate has risen. The latest is truth only because certain high salaries have largely grown.

The point I want to come is that, our economic system is not regulated on citizen – nor even on consumers – but in finance and production. We all now they have being financial benefits around September 11th attack and they still are financial benefits in the riposte. It is not new, the Holland war of French king Louis XIV, was paid with capital coming from Amsterdam; and when the Spanish Catholic kings where persecuting Jews within their kingdom, they were lending capital from the Jew banker Fugger.

If we really want a citizen economic grow, obviously we do not ought to wait for a model already done, we should not expect, either to find one within a framework created by the facts I pointed. There is an alternative culture for an alternative development. There is a chance to make it. This is now more urgent than ever, as we feel darkness in front of us is only a beginning and that, symptoms of recession where there before September 11th.


Français

Chère Angéla: je ne peux pas t’envoyer les conclusions objet de ta demande, parce que celles-ci ne me sont pas parvenues, bien que je ne cesse d’insister sur le fait qui suit :

Les économistes considèrent la récession comme un processus d’ajustement entre le marché et (ou), la production et (ou) le système financier. En dessous il pourrait avoir des faits inespérés de nature politique, sociale, météorologique psychologique..
La complexité de ceci explique les lacunes dans les précisions des discours économiques des politiciens. Il y a quelques jours, à la présentation du nouveau budget par le gouvernement français, celui-ci prévoyait une croissance de 2,5%. L’opposion jugea celle ci « irréelle”. Bercy répondit qu’ils comptaient avec l’accélération qui produiraient les proches mesures décidées para la Banque Centrale Européenne.


Nous connaissons, néanmoins, la signification de la récession dans notre vie quotidienne. Ce n’est pas de même lors des périodes de haute croissance économique : les fonctionnaires espagnols, par exemple, avons eu durant notre expansion économique, une hausse salariale inférieure au taux d’inflation, lorsqu’on ne nous a imposé une congélation.

Je n’ai pas l’intention d’entrer dans ce débat, je veux seulement signaler que l’expansion économique n’a qu’un effet sur les citoyens, celui d’abaisser le taux de chômage, même si la moyenne salariale affiche, aussi, une hausse. Car ce dernier fait est surtout vrai par la grosse augmentation pratiquée à certains hauts salaires..

Je me propose de poser ceci: notre système économique n’est pas conçu pour les citoyens, alors qu’ils sont des consommateurs, mais il est fait pour la finance et pour la production. Nous avons tous appris que le onze septembre a généré des importants bénéfices financiers et que “La Justice durable” en crée aussi. Il est aussi connu que le financement de la guerre de Louis XIV contre les Pays Bas provenait de Amsterdam et que les banquiers juifs Fugger accordaient des gros emprunts aux rois catholiques d’Espagne alors que ceux-ci expulsaient et expropriaient les juifs de leur royaume.

Si nous voulons, réellement, un développement économique citoyen, nous n’avons pas à espérer en trouver un déjà fait où à travers le cadre qui nous offrent les faits signalés. Il y a une culture alternative pour un développement alternatif. Nous pouvons le faire et ceci est plus urgent que jamais, puisque les nuages noirs qui menacent la tempête n’ont fait que commencer à poser leurs positions au-dessus de nous et aussi, parce que les symptômes de récession étaient là avant le onze septembre.

Fecha - 21-10-01
Nombre: angela cima
Email: gelucima@yahoo.com.ar
Comentarios: Comentarios: me gustaria acceder a las conclusiones llegadas sobre los temas expuestos,gracias.

Fecha - 19-10-01
Nombre: Jobs at Syracusa CD credit Union
Comentarios: A Career in Community Empowerment
Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union has openings for the right people. Engage in a daring struggle against the forces of neglect in a rustbelt city. Learn community development finance working in the most funky, diverse, and vibrant neighborhoods in Syracuse. Join a dedicated team of community activists posing as bankers. Together we will assist members with low levels of economic resources to build financial strength. The positions available are:
Administrative Staff. Coordinate our small, busy office. Handle scheduling, supplies, maintenance, benefit programs, training, plus some member service. The right person will be organized, detail-oriented, flexible regarding tasks, able to handle money & use a computer. Will train in specifics. Good communication and people skills. Competitive pay & benefits. Pay & responsibilities depend on experience. Full-time or part-time at 20 to 40 hours. Bilingual preferred (English-Spanish).
Teller Plus. A multifaceted position includes member service and growth into other responsibilities. The right person will be organized and detail-oriented, with good communication and people skills, able to handle money, and have basic math and computer competence. We will train in specifics. Competitive pay & benefits. Pay & responsibilities depend on experience. Full-time or part-time at 20 to 40 hours. Bilingual preferred (English-Spanish).
Community involvement, related experience or education are a plus. EOE. For information call Ron Ehrenreich at (315)476-5290 between 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. weekdays.
Syracuse Cooperative FCU (SCFCU) is a community development credit union founded in 1982, with assets of $7 million. SCFCU is owned by its members and operated for mutual benefit and community service. SCFCU provides a broad range of financial services in its Eastside office and plans to open an office in the Southwest neighborhood of Syracuse in 2002.
SCFCU takes members along the path from personal crisis management to household budgeting to asset building and home ownership. We help members develop skills and plans to overcome hardship by combining the tools of finance with financial literacy education, individual counseling, coaching and remediation. Most of our resources are focused on overcoming barriers to home ownership. We combine credit counseling & repair with education, advice, individual support & other resources.
SCFCU is part of the struggle against injustice, disempowerment, discrimination, corporate irresponsibility and environmental degradation. Our goals are to serve those unserved or underserved by for-profit financial institutions, to build an economy in opposition to the structures of injustice, and to manage the aggregated wealth of members in responsible ways.
Send letter of application or resume ASAP to:
Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union
Staff Search, 723 Westcott Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
or fax to (315) 476-0567
Fecha - 19-10-01
Nombre: devfinance
Comentarios: Senior Knowledge Management Advisor
Office of Microenterprise Development
US Agency for International Development

USAID’s Office of Microenterprise Development is seeking the services of a Senior Knowledge Management Advisor to lead the Office’s research and knowledge dissemination programs. The Office guides the Agency’s Microenterprise Initiative, with annual obligations of $150 million aimed at improving the performance of microenterprises owned and operated by poor people in developing and transition countries. The Office provides field support, invests in R&D activities, and extends technical leadership to advance microenterprise development (MED) services, institutions, and policies worldwide.

The advisor serves as leader of the newly formed Clients and Markets team. In this position, the Advisor designs and directs activities to improve understanding of the characteristics of microentrepreneurs, the impacts of MED services, and the nature of the markets in which MED service providers operate. As the Knowledge Management Advisor, the Advisor assists other MD teams to design and implement research, training, field support, monitoring/evaluation, and communications activities that will maximize knowledge generation and dissemination from all MD activities.

Applicants should possess a graduate degree in economics, sociology, business administration, or other related field with a minimum of seven years of experience in the design, implementation, monitoring, and/or evaluation of microenterprise development research and/or services. Experience should demonstrate familiarity with foreign assistance programs in developing or transition economies and the ability to conduct high-level advisory work in this technical area. Prior experience in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and/or Asia and the ability to work professionally in one or more foreign languages, particularly French and/or Russian, is desirable. Proven knowledge management skills, especially in the area of website management is also desirable.

Applicants should have extensive knowledge of the microenterprise sector, as well as familiarity with the recent literature on the informal sector and approaches to microenterprise development including microfinance, business development services, and policy measures that improve opportunities for microentrepreneurs. This would include in-depth knowledge or MED experience in more than one developing and transition country. Knowledge and experience with a wide variety of social science research techniques relevant to understanding MED clients and a proven ability to direct research, evaluation, and knowledge management efforts is essential. The Advisor must be able to affect Agency adoption of best practices in client-focused microenterprise development and relate these best practices to the overall development of economic growth, private and financial sector development, and business development strategies.

Applicants interested in applying for this position should provide their CV via e-mail to Mr. Richard Buhl at rbuhl@comforce.com.

Fecha - 10-10-01
Nombre: Edge Finance
Comentarios: Subject: Job Announcement, Edge Finance Posting
Date: Oct 8 , 2001
MicroBanking & Microfinance International Consultants

Edge Finance, an international microfinance consulting firm, is broadening its involvement in Small Business Banks and Microfinance Commercialization for its Latin American Operations and seeks experienced professionals for immediate short- and medium-term assignments for MFI mergers and reengineering in several south american countries. The ideal candidates will be highly qualified banking sector professionals with an additional significant international experience in the field of small business banks and microfinance, in particular: medium/long-term debt instruments; institutional development and strategic planning exercises; HHRR management; credit risk management; microfinance porfolio classification; MIS and reporting systems; innovative financial/microfinancial products design and processes; organizational arquitecture and operational decentralization; audit and control; ALM. Experience in financial institutions mergers an important asset.
MBA/advanced degree in Finance, Business, Economics or related field preferred; at least eight years of experience in banking and/or formal microfinance operations consulting; at least four years experience of day-to-day management in formal banking/microbanking institutions; proven capacity as trainers; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong computer knowledge and skills; fluency in Spanish; highly valued ability to work in team under pressure and meet deadlines. Only strongest candidates will be contacted. E-mail cover letter and resume to:
Juan Vega
VP, Operations
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Fecha - 10-10-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 25 a 27 de octubre de 2001. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Primer
Congreso Latinoamericano Interdisciplinario de Salud y Medio
Ambiente. Mayor informacion:
Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Ambiental
E-mail: sama@ambientia.org.ar
http://www.ambientia.org.ar

* 30 de octubre de 2001. Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil. Fin de plazo de
presentación de ponencias al 4o Simposio Brasilero de Etnobiología
y Etnoecología (a celebrarse de 25 de febrero a 1 de marzo de
2002). Más información:
E-mail: ivsbee@yahoo.com.br
http://www.ufpe.br/ivsbee

* 8 y 9 de noviembre de 2001. Valladolid, España. I Congreso de
Educación para el Desarrollo en la Universidad "Hacer de la
Universidad un instrumento de educación para el desarrollo".
Organización y más información:
Ingeniería Sin Fronteras
Tel: 34 983 423 000 Ext.5004
Fax: 34 983 423 310
E-mail: congresoepd@isf.uva.es
http://hermes.u3m.cie.uva.es/congresoepd/webc/

* 9-10 November 2001. London, United Kingdom. Transcultural
architecture in Latin America Conference. Further information:
Felipe Hernández (laxfh@nottingham.ac.uk), Architect
Institute of Architecture,
University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7
2RD United Kingdom
Tel: 0115 951 3133
Fax: 0115 951 3159

* 19 de noviembre a 7 de diciembre de 2001. Santiago de Chile,
Chile. Economía y política de gestión del agua en el regadío.
Mayor información:
Proyecto FODEPAL
Tel: 056 2 337 2158
E-mail: rlc-FODEPAL@fao.org
http://www.rlc.fao.org/proyecto/fodepal/progra.htm

* 20 al 23 de noviembre de 2001. Santa Clara, Cuba. Conferencia
Científica Internacional Medio Ambiente Siglo XXI. Más
información:
Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas (Cuba)
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (España)
Dr. Cándido Quintana
E-mail: candidoq@uclv.edu.cu
http://www.geocities.com/medio_ambiente_siglo_xxi

* 26 de noviembre a 1 de diciembre de 2001. Barcelona, España.
Curso: Diseñar y construir edificios sostenibles. Más información:
Tel: 34 93 240 23 73
Fax: 34 93 240 23 59
E-mail: formacio@apabcn.es
http://www.apabcn.es/

* 12-14 December 2001. Cortina DÁmpezzo, Belluno, Italy. Conference:
30 years of urban data management: looking back, looking forward.
Further information: http://www.udms.net/30th_1.html

* 2-7 de junio 2002. Dubrovnik, Croacia. Congreso sobre desarrollo
sostenible de los sistemas energéticos, hídricos y ambientales.
Más información: http://powerlab.fsb.hr/Dubrovnik2002/

* 3 a 5 de julio de 2002. Segovia, España. Segunda conferencia
internacional sobre Regeneracion Urbana y Sustentabilidad. Más
información:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2002/urs02/index.html
_________________________________________________________________

Mariano Vázquez Espí
http://habitat.aq.upm.es/
Editor

Fecha - 09-10-01
Nombre: Noetzel
Comentarios: Dear Colleague:

The Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF) is currently seeking qualified candidates
to fill a position as Loan Officer. The Loan Officer will be part of the
IFF lending team responsible for analyzing loan applications, providing
training to nonprofit borrowers on project feasibility and financial
analysis, and marketing IFF loan programs. The enclosed job description
includes details regarding the position requirements and responsibilities.

The IFF is a nonprofit organization committed to a leadership role
serving the real estate and financing needs of the nonprofit organizations.
Our mission is carried out through a wide range of programming, that brings
business expertise to the nonprofit sector in Illinois. The IFF is an equal
opportunity employer.

I encourage you to share this job description with your colleagues
and individuals meeting the position qualifications. Cover letters and
resumes should be sent to:

Jane Bilger, Director of Finance and Lending
Illinois Facilities Fund
300 W. Adams St., Suite 431
Chicago, IL 60606
jrbilger@iffund.org

Thank you.




Sincerely yours,

<<...OLE_Obj...>>
Jane R. Bilger
Director of Finance
and Lending
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====================
September 2001
Position Specification for
Loan Officer

Organization Background

The Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF) is a nonprofit organization committed to
a leadership role serving the real estate and financing needs of the
nonprofit organizations. Our mission is carried out through a wide range of
programming, that brings business expertise to the nonprofit sector in
Illinois.
* Lending to nonprofit human service organizations statewide for the
purpose of buying, renovating, or expanding facilities,
* Developing and managing human service facilities,
* Providing consulting services and technical assistance to a wide
variety of nonprofit and governmental entities statewide,
* Advocacy and public policy research on behalf of the nonprofit
sector.
*
* The IFF has a loan portfolio in excess of $25.0 million, owns seven
childcare centers in Illinois, has offices in Chicago and Springfield, IL,
and employs a staff of 30.
*
* Background and Position Summary
*
* The IFF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Loan Officer
position. The Loan Officer is part of the IFF lending team responsible for
analyzing loan applications, tracking and reporting on loan portfolio
activity, and assisting potential borrowers to address financial stability
within their organization. The successful candidate will have work
experience in the area of real estate, lending, and financial analysis, and
will have the ability to successfully interact and communicate with the
public. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Business, Finance or
related area of study.
*
* Primary Responsibilities
*
* Loan Underwriting and Approvals
* Complete financial and site analysis on loan applications.
* Present loan recommendations to the Loan Committee for approval,
including summarizing key application information and concisely addressing
important issues.
* Coordinate loan closing activity with IFF attorney, including review
of loan documentation and fund disbursement for construction.

Financial Analysis
* Conduct financial feasibility analysis of agencies' financial
condition and growth plans
* Prepare analyses and reports on the loan portfolio performance for
presentation.
*
* Portfolio Analysis and Monitoring
* Oversee monitoring of approved loans through the construction or
renovation process, and throughout loan term.
* Conduct annual site visits throughout Chicago and Illinois to assess
borrower's program and financial condition.
* Maintain the Loan Program Database to ensure that accurate and
comprehensive information on all aspects of the Loan Program is current and
readily available.
*
* Outreach and Marketing
* Develop professional relationships with current and potential
borrowers to ensure a clear understanding of the role, resources, and
requirements of the IFF.
* Participate in marketing of the Loan Program in targeted communities
through material development, presentations, phone inquiries, one-on-one
meetings, and general distribution of information.
* Remain knowledgeable about the communities served by the IFF, and
about governmental funding trends and requirements.
*
* Special Projects
* Contribute to the development of loan policies and procedures.
* Contribute quantitative and written materials for fundraising
applications, presentations, and borrower seminars.
* Coordinate activities with all IFF real estate programs.
* Other duties as assigned.
*
* Preferred Credentials
*
* Four years work experience in a relevant field. A Bachelors
Degree in Business, Finance or related area of study is required.
*
* Background, Skills, and Abilities
*
* Understanding of loan underwriting.
* Ability to complete financial analysis, including analysis of
financial statements and basic accounting.
* Strong computer skills, including experience with word processing,
spreadsheets, and database programs, (Microsoft Office software: Word,
Excel, Access)
* Good interpersonal and communication skills, including written and
verbal, to market IFF programs, provide technical assistance to borrowers,
and prepare reports on IFF activities.
* Ability to work with a variety of people and organizations.
* Good time management skills to complete simultaneous projects.


Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Jane Bilger, Director of Finance and Lending
Illinois Facilities Fund
300 West Adams Street, Suite 431
Chicago, Illinois 60606
jrbilger@iffund.org

Fecha - 08-10-01
Nombre: Marjorie Polycarpe
Comentarios: Greetings everyone,

As many of you know, Brody · Weiser · Burns (BWB) has been contracted by The Ford Foundation to conduct research on the CDFI field. This study represents a two-year effort on the part of the Foundation to explore ways in which funders around the country can help CDFIs to double or triple their lending and investing activities over the next five years. One key component of the study is to identify human resource issues that must be addressed in order for CDFIs to support this increase in activity.

In order to assess the current human resource needs of CDFIs, we are collecting data from CDFIs throughout the country through surveys, interviews and focus groups. We have posted a survey on www.brodyweiser.com to be completed by CDFIs. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey regarding your organization's current and future human resources needs.

Your insights are very much appreciated. In fact, you will receive a FREE gift for submitting your completed survey by October 18,2001!!

Please send all inquiries directly to: marjoriep@brodyweiser.com.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Your input will ensure that the final recommendations from this research reflects the needs of the field.

Best regards,

Marjorie Polycarpe

____________________
Marjorie Polycarpe
Consultant
Brody Weiser Burns
250 W. Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
www.brodyweiser.com


Fecha - 04-07-01
Nombre: Patrick G. Goy
Comentarios: Employment Opportunity

National Coordinator, Fellowship of Reconciliation

The National Coordinator is responsible for
facilitating and overseeing the overall operations of
the faith-based Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR),
which seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and
economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and
justice. FOR is an interfaith organization committed
to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life
and as a means of change. It educates, trains, builds
coalitions, and engages in nonviolent and
compassionate actions locally, nationally, and
globally. The National Coordinator's leadership and
supervisory styles must reflect and further these
activities and goals.

The National Coordinator is accountable to the FOR's
National Council for general direction, management,
and policy of the organization, and for implementing
the priorities and policies set by the National
Council. S/he is accountable to the FOR staff for the
support of program work and a healthy work
environment, and to the overall membership for
faithfulness to FOR's mission.

The National Coordinator is also ultimately
responsible for staff hiring, supervision, broad
organizational coordination, and the support of
organization fundraising and membership outreach.

Key Qualifications: Must be or become a member of the
Fellowship of Reconciliation. Strong demonstrated
commitments to justice, active nonviolence, faith,
service, and diversity. Knowledge of peace,
disarmament, and social justice issues and their
interconnections. Previous successful supervisory
experience. Humility, flexibility, emotional
sturdiness, sense of humor.

Application procedure: To obtain an application packet
and full job description, contact Yvonne Royster,
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Box 271, Nyack, NY
10960. Phone: (845) 358-4601. Fax: (845) 358-4924. To
request an application by e-mail, send your surface
mail address to FOR@forusa.org with the subject line,
National Coordinator Application Request. The FOR
welcomes applications from individuals and also from
teams, i.e., two people who would be interested in
sharing the position as Co-Coordinators. Deadline for
completed applications: Friday, August 31, 2001.

Affirmative Action: Qualified applicants of any
gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic, racial, or
religious background are encouraged to apply.

********************************************************************
Patrick G. Coy, Ph.D.
Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM)
Kent State University
Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242

CACM web site: http://www.kent.edu/cacm

Email: pcoy@kent.edu
Phone: (330) 672-2875

"Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change" (RSMCC)
A research annual published by Elsevier/JAI Press
RSMCC web site:
http://www.personal.kent.edu/~pcoy

Fecha - 30-06-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: OPORTUNIDADES LABORALES
Al 29 de junio de 2001

Este espacio esta dedicado a promocionar las diversas ofertas de
empleo recibidas a traves de la Lista Reforme del CLAD. Para
cualquier informacion adicional, favor dirigirse al contacto
resen'ado en este mensaje.

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PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
Advisor for the Women, Health and Development Program
-Direccion: 525 Twenty-Third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
USA
Telf: (1-202) 974.33.96, Fax:(1-202) 974.33.79
Email: applicants@paho.org
http://www.paho.org

I Main Duties: Under the general supervisor of the Division
Director, the direct supervisor of the Program Coordinator in
HDP/HDW, the incumbent is responsible for the following assigned
duties: -Set up and maintain the regional database on gender and
health data; -Collaborate in producing information, conduct
analysis and provide training in health analysis with a gender
perspective: * Carry out regular analysis of health data for HDW
and other PAHO publications. * Provide technical collaboration
in analysis and training on gender and health analysis to HQ and
country based PAHO staff and counterparts. * With other UN
agencies, organize and implement interagency training workshops
on the collection, processing, presentation, and use of gender
and health statistics for national information producers. * With
other PAHO Programs develop and publish policy papers on gender
and health. * With other PAHO Programs develop and publish
biannual gender and health statistical brochure and produce inputs
for PAHO's publication, Health Situation in the Americas. *
Support the development of regional and national gender and
health profiles and dissemination of results; -Collaborate in
developing and field-testing indicators and tools for monitoring
health policies: * With other PAHO Programs identify and
construct key indicators to be included in PAHO/WHO and other
relevant databases. * Assist in implementing and monitoring HDW
projects, this includes adaptation of instruments, working with
project coordinators and national counterparts in strengthening
national capacities to analyze health data from a gender
perspective and developing strategies for information
dissemination, advocacy and social participation; -Assist HDW's
fund raising efforts; -Assist and collaborate in the preparation
of PTS, BPB, PPES and other PAHO reports; -Perform other duties
as assigned.

II Requirements: Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, statistics,
demography, economics or related social sciences; training or
education in gender and statistical analysis. Master's degree an
asset. Five years of combined national and international
experience working with gender and reproductive health policy
issues. Very good knowledge of English and Spanish and working
knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.

III Conditions: A written test and/or interview may be held for
this post. Applications from female candidates are encouraged.
External applicants will be contacted only if they are under
serious consideration. PAHO/WHO's working environment is
smoke-free. Applicants are encouraged to fill out an on-line
personal history form at internet.

IV Terms of appointment:
Deadline for applications: 18 july 2001
Duty Station: Washington, D.C., USA
Duration: Two years, first year probationary
Division/Program/Office: Division of Health and Human Development
(HDP). Women, Health and Development Program (HDP/HDW).
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Fecha - 26-06-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 36)
Al 25 de junio de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) NOVEDADES ON LINE
D) CONVOCATORIAS
E) BECAS
F) PUBLICACIONES
G) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
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A) EVENTOS

SEMINARIO LA PROYECCION EXTERIOR DE CATALUN'A
Instituto de Estudios Autonomicos; Direccion General de
Relaciones Exteriores de la Generalitat de Catalun'a; Centro de
Estudios y Temas Contemporaneos, Espan'a
4-5 de julio de 2001, Barcelona, Espan'a
-Descripcion: Estas jornadas pretenden fomentar la reflexion en
torno al papel que deben ejercer las entidades subestatales y muy
particularmente aquellas con una cultura y unos rasgos
distintivos, en la escena internacional en unos momentos en que
imperan retos tan importantes como son la globalizacion, la
integracion y la ampliacion europea, los cambios demograficos y
el incremento de los flujos migratorios. Esta jornada esta
abierta a cualquiera que este interesado en el tema.
-Contacto: Sra. Angels Ruiz. Telf: (34-3) 342.98.00.
(mtbatalla@governacio-ri.gencat.es)
http://www.gencat.es/iea/op3.htm

FORUM BUILDING DEMOCRACY FROM THE GRASSROOTS
Unit for the Promotion of Democracy (UPD), General Secretariat
of the Organization of American States (OAS); Inter-American
Foundation (IAF)
16 de julio de 2001, Washington DC, Estados Unidos
-Descripcion: The forum will bring together top policy-makers
from central and local government, civil society and academia
throughout the Hemisphere, as well as representatives of
international agencies and other development practitioners, for
an in-depth analysis of the critical role of decentralization
policies which facilitate local governance, and the essential
role of local governments and other local actors in promoting
development and consolidating democracy from the most basic
level.
-Contacto: Heidi Smith de la OEA
(hsmith@oas.org)
Emilia Rodriguez-Stein de IAF
(estein@iaf.gov)
http://www.upd.oas.org/Decentralization/conferences/homepage.e
ng.htm.

XIII CONGRESO ARGENTINO DE VIALIDAD Y TRANSITO
Asociacion Argentina de Carreteras; Consejo Vial Federal;
Direccion Nacional de Viabilidad
1-5 de octubre de 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Descripcion: El Congreso constituye uno de los foros mas
importantes sobre diversos temas relacionados al sector vial que
se realiza en Argentina.
-Contacto: Asociacion Argentina de Carreteras, Av. Paseo Colon
823 7° piso (1063), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Telefax: (54-11)
43.62.08.98/1957
(aac@sinectis.com.ar)
http://www.aacarreteras.org.ar

X CONFERENCIA REGIONAL DE ACI- AMERICAS "COOPERATIVAS: COMPROMISO
EMPRESARIAL PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA ECONOMIA SOCIAL"
Alianza Cooperativa Internacional, Oficina Regional para las
Americas
28-30 de noviembre de 2001, Cartagena, Colombia
-Contacto: ACI-Americas. Telf: (506) 296.09.81 / Fax: (506)
231.58.42, Apdo postal: 8-6310-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica
(conference@alianzaaci.or.cr)
http://www.alianzaaci.or.cr/cartagena
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B) CURSOS

JORNADA DE TECNICAS DE NEGOCIACION
Instituto de Desarrollo Regional, Argentina
-Descripcion: El contenido de esta jornada contempla los
siguientes temas: Conflicto; Posicionamiento ante los conflictos;
Comunicacion; Estrategia de resolucion de conflictos; Elementos
y tecnicas de negociacion; Rol play y ejercicios.
-Fecha: 26-28 de junio de 2001
-Lugar: Rosario, Argentina
-Contacto: Instituto de Desarrollo Regional
(idr@elsitio.net)

PROGRAMA AVANZADO EN ADMINISTRACION PUBLICA MUNICIPAL
Centro de Extension, Desarrollo Ejecutivo y Consultoria
Organizacional (CENDECO) de la Universidad Metropolitana,
Venezuela
-Descripcion: El programa esta dirigido a profesionales, tecnicos
superiores, consultores y funcionarios de carrera o ejecutivos
de la Administracion Publica Municipal que deseen adquirir,
ampliar o perfeccionar sus conocimientos y habilidades en gestion
y administracion publica local.
-Fecha de inicio: 13 de julio de 2001
-Duracion: 204 horas academicas
-Contacto: CENDECO: Universidad Metropolitana, P.B., Edificio de
Postgrado, Zona Rental, Distribuidor Universidad, Terrazas del
Avila, Apartado 76819, Caracas, 1070-A. Telf: (58-212) 242.14.73
/ 242.77.16, Fax: (58-212) 242.77.16
(cendeco@unimet.edu.ve)

CURSO DE GESTION MUNICIPAL
Facultad de Ciencias Economicas de la Universidad de Buenos
Aires, Argentina
-Descripcion: El proposito es proveer de un espacio en el cual
compartir experiencias comparativas sobre la implementacion de
programas de politicas municipales, pretendiendo ser un aporte
a la mejora de los medios y capacidades del sector publico
argentino
-Fecha de inicio: 14 de julio de 2001
-Contacto: Secretaria de Relaciones Institucionales y
Profesionales, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, (U.B.A), Av.
Cordoba 2122 1º Piso, Sector Junin y Viamonte, Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Tel/fax: (54-11) 43.70.61.50
(ndzappul@econ.uba.ar)

CURSO A DISTANCIA SOBRE MARKETING POLITICO
Escuela de Gobierno y Administracion de El Principe.com,
Argentina
-Duracion: 20 de agosto - 15 de noviembre de 2001
-Contacto: El Principe.com. Telf: (54-11) 49.54.02.00 / 0203
(capacitacion@elprincipe.com)
http://www.elprincipe.com

II CURSO REGIONAL ANDINO SOBRE EL PODER LEGISLATIVO EN LA
DEMOCRACIA Y LA INTEGRACION
Secretaria General de la Organizacion de los Estados Americanos
(OEA), Unidad para la Promocion de la Democracia (UPD); Congreso
de la Republica de Ecuador; Universidad Tecnica Particular de
Loja (UTPL), Ecuador
-Descripcion: Dirigido a los jovenes lideres de la Region Andina;
Instituciones academicas, principalmente facultades de ciencias
politicas, ciencias sociales y ciencias de la comunicacion; ONG's
de mayor impacto, especialmente relacionadas con el
fortalecimiento de la democracia; Asociaciones de prensa,
periodicos o revistas politicas de cobertura nacional; Partidos
politicos.
-Duracion: 9- 20 de septiembre de 2001
-Lugar: Quito, Ecuador
-Contactos: Natalia Armijos, Coordinadora, Universidad Tecnica
Particular de Loja, Centro Regional Quito, Av. 6 de Diciembre
31-47 y Alpallana, Quito, Ecuador. Telf: (593-7) 58.59.76 /
57.02.75 ext. 707, Fax: (593-7) 58.59.76 / 58.48.93
(ngarmijos@utpl.edu.ec)
Marcelo Alvarez, Coordinador por la OEA
(malvarez@oas.org)
http://www.utpl.edu.ec/cursoandino
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C) NOVEDADES ON LINE

PORTAL POLITICO DE SONORA, MEXICO: http://www.sonora2003.com
-Contacto: Willebaldo Alatriste Candiani (walacan@hotmail.com)
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D) CONVOCATORIAS

COLLABORATORS WANTED FOR MULTIPLE BOOKS ON WIN-WIN POLICY

-Descripcion: The Developmental Policy Studies Consortium has
been working with people from China on developing a book entitled
"Win-Win Policy for China". The same framework could be applied
to books on win-win policy for any country or region. Likewise,
it has been working with people from many countries in developing
a book entitled "Win-Win Policy for Environmental Protection".
The same framework could be applied to any policy field. "Win-Win
Policy" in this context refers to public policy that can enable
conservatives, liberals, and other major viewpoints to all come
out ahead of their best initial expectations simultaneously. The
tentative table of contents or general framework for the country
books involves thinking in terms of six policy fields including:
1. Economic policy for prosperity; 2. Technology policy for
innovation; 3. Social policy for equal opportunity; 4.
Political and administrative policy for democracy; 5.
International policy for peace; 6. Legal policy for rights and
obligations. The tentative table of contents or general framework
for the policy-fields books involves thinking in terms of six
regions, including (1) Africa, (2) Asia, (3) East Europe, (4)
Latin America, (5) North America, and (6) West Europe. The
Consortium can supply to collaborators the following: 1. A
guarantee that the book will be published by Nova Science, Marcel
Dekker, Quorum, Ashgate, or one of the other PSO publishers; 2.
Templates for creating win-win tables; 3. Editorial assistance;
4. The experiences of other collaborators; 5. Participation in
relevant panels, workshops, and seminars; 6. Whatever it takes
to get a set of books covering a variety of places, especially
all developing regions. Write to Stu Nagel if you are interested
in any of the following activities: 1. Being the editor or
author of a book on win-win policy for a specific place or policy
field; 2. Being the author of a chapter on a place or field for
such a book; 3. Being the author of an article on a place or
field for a relevant journal; 4. Being the presenter of a paper
on a place or field for a relevant convention or conference.
-Contacto: Stu Nagel, Developmental Policy Studies Consortium,
PSO, 711 Ashton Lane South, Champaign, IL 61820, USA.
(s-nagel@uiuc.edu)

CONVOCATORIA PARA PRESENTAR PONENCIAS AL PRIMER PROVIAL PANAMERICANO DE
SEGURIDAD VIAL
Fundacion CENATTEV (Centro Argentino de Transferencia de
Tecnologia Vial)
-Descripcion: Se tratara de reunir en un Foro Panamericano las
experiencias, problemas, propuestas y soluciones, que han sido
encaradas en el Continente y recibir el aporte de los
especialistas en el tema del resto del mundo. Se realizaran
talleres participativos con un amplio temario a debatir, con el
objeto de lograr un documento final que condense, en una serie
de recomendaciones, las acciones a desarrollar para reducir las
victimas y alcanzar niveles optimos de seguridad vial. Se convoca
a la participacion de quienes estan involucrados en el tema, para
enviar los trabajos que permitan conocer la realidad en los
paises respectivos. Estos trabajos seran editados en un CD, para
que cada asistente al Seminario conozca la realidad de la
seguridad vial en el Continente.
-Fecha limite para entregar el resumen: 1ro. de abril de 2002
-Fecha limite para entregar la ponencia: 28 de junio de 2002
-Fecha del evento: 30 de septiembre - 4 de octubre de 2002
-Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contacto: Fundacion CENATTEV. Telf: (54-11) 43.42.78.17 /
48.23.37.48
(provial_seguridad@sinectis.com.ar funcenat@sinectis.com.ar
info@vial.org)
http://www.vial.org.ar/seguridad2002
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E) BECAS

FELLOWSHIPS FROM THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER
-Entidad: The Woodrow Wilson International Center
-Numero de becas: 20 - 25
-Fecha para la recepcion de solicitudes: 1ro. de octubre de 2001
-Objetivos: Successful fellowship applicants submit outstanding
proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities
on national and/or international issues - topics that intersect
with questions of public policy or provide the historical
framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance.
-Temas: The Woodrow Wilson Center devotes significant attention
to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are:
1. governance, including such issues as the key features of the
development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil
society, and citizen participation. 2. the U.S. role in the world
and issues of partnership and leadership. 3. key long-term future
challenges confronting the United States and the world. Priority
will be given to proposals related to these themes. Within this
framework, the Center also supports projects that provide the
historical context for some of today's key public policy debates.
-A quien va dirigido: Fellows in residence will be affiliated
with one of the Center's regional programs, which include the
United States Studies Division and programs on Africa, Asia,
Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and the
former Soviet Union, and Western Europe, or with one of the
Center's programs grouped in the International Studies Division,
such as the Cold War History Project, the Environmental Change
and Security Project, the Conflict Prevention Project, the
Non-Proliferation Forum, and the Future Issues Initiative.
Applications from any country are welcome. Men and women with
outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of
backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, and the
professions, as well as academia) are eligible for appointment.
-Requisitos: For academic participants, eligibility is limited
to the postdoctoral level. Normally it is expected that academic
candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly development by
publications beyond the Ph.D. dissertation. For other applicants,
an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected.
Applicants should have a very good command of spoken English,
since the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas
among its Fellows. Fellows should be prepared to interact with
policymakers in Washington and with Wilson Center staff who are
working on similar topics.
-Beneficios: In order to foster a true community of scholars, the
Woodrow Wilson Center expects its Fellows to be in residence for
the entire U.S. academic year (September through May, i.e. 9
months), although a few fellowships are occasionally awarded for
shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. In general, the
Center tries to ensure that the stipend provided under the
fellowship, together with the Fellow's other sources of funding
(e.g., grants secured by the applicant and sabbatical
allowances), approximate a Fellow's regular salary. Stipends
provided in 2000 ranged from $20,000 to $60,000. In 2001-2002,
the Center expects to be able to award a few fellowships at a
higher stipend level, up to a maximum of $85,000.
-Contacto: Scholar Selection and Services Office, Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza,1300
Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C., 20004-3027, USA
Telf: (1-202) 691.41.70, Fax: (1-202) 691.40.01
(fellowships@wwic.si.edu)
http://wwics.si.edu/fellows/fellowsh.htm
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F) PUBLICACIONES

**Revistas**

REVISTA VENEZOLANA DE GERENCIA (RVG), No. 14
Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela
-Contacto: Haydee Ochoa Henriquez, Directora de la RVG
(haydeeochoa@iamnet.com)
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G) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

NOTICIAS DE FUNPADEM, Gacetilla No. 35 (Junio 2001)
-Contacto: Djenane Villanueva, Unidad de Relaciones Externas de
FUNPADEM, Apartado postal: 12835-1000 San Jose, Costa Rica. Telf:
(506) 283.94.35/ Fax: (506) 283.94.78
(dvillanueva@funpadem.com)

POLITIRED, No. 15 (Mayo-Junio 2001)
DataStrategia, Venezuela
-Suscripcion: datastrategia-subscribe@egroups.com
-Contacto: politinet@datastrategia.com

VISION 2010, An'o 3, No. 17 (Junio 2001)
Asociacion Plan Estrategico Caracas Metropolitana, Venezuela
-Contacto y suscripcion: Arq. Aurora Zapata Oviedo, Presidenta.
Telf: (58-212) 266.67.14 / 263.97.02. (caracas2010@cantv.net)

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Fecha - 25-06-01
Nombre: Dialogue Local
Comentarios: Bonjour,

Je vous invite à participer à mon nouveau forum
http://www.multiform.net/iform.asp?iform=ID19072

Il se veut un lieu de rencontre pour toutes les personnes intéressées à
oeuvrer pour la démocratie. Le produit final sera réussi si personne ne peut
en prendre le contrôle, ni moi, ni un autre. Le produit final pourrait
ressembler à un site Internet où chacun pourrait apporter des propositions
et voter sur celles le concernant. D'autres options pourraient être valables
pour les personnes désirant demeurer en dehors d'Internet. Rien n'est décidé
d'avance.

Venez en grand nombre ou déléguez au moins un représentant de votre
groupe...

André Huot


*Merci de co-développer ces dialogues locaux
**Pour s'abonner
***Pour se désabonner
****Vous avez une page web? Il est facile d'annoncer dialogue-local!

Fecha - 14-06-01
Nombre: Riadel
Comentarios: Boletin RIADEL
Año 4, II Epoca, Boletin 1 (IIE-1)
12 de junio de 2001
===========================================

Si desea ver la version completa del Boletin con links directos puede
dirigirse a www.cebem.com

CONTENIDO

I. RII INFORMA
-- IV Encuentro de Postgrados sobre desarrollo y politicas territoriales de
los paises del Cono Sur
II. EVENTOS
-- Seminario internacional: Jovenes, desempleo y desarrollo local
-- IV Seminario latinoamericano de universidades y desarrollo regional
III. CAPACITACION Y FORMACION
-- Curso: Planificacion estrategica en la Sociedad del Conocimiento
IV. CONVOCATORIAS
-- Premio de investigacion juridica y gestion de los gobiernos locales
-- Nuevo orden mundial: Soberanias nacionales y amazonia
V. NOVEDADES BIBLIOGRAFICAS
UIM, Desarrollo local, y CLAD

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I. RII INFORMA
***************************

A partir del presente numero RIADEL les informara sobre las actividades que
desarrolla a nivel iberoamericano la Red de Iberoamericana de Investigadores
sobre Globalizacion y Territorio (RII).

IV ENCUENTRO DE POSTGRADOS SOBRE DESARROLLO Y POLITICAS TERRITORIALES DE LOS
PAISES DEL CONO SUR
30 y 31 de mayo de 200, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)

Simultaneamente al IV Encuentro se realizo el IX Encuentro Nacional de la
Asociacion Nacional de Postrgraduacion en Planeamiento Urbano y Regional
(ANPUR). Como antecedentes, hubo un primer encuentro logrado en el
Universidad Nacional de La Plata, en 1996, un segundo promovido por
Universidad Catolica y para Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay, en
Montevideo y un tercero organizado por Universidad Nacional del Sur, en
Bahia Blanca, Argentina, en abril de 2000.

PROXIMA REUNION: Septiembre de 2002 en Osorno, Chile.
MAYOR INFORMACION en

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II. EVENTOS
***************************

Seminario internacional
LOS JOVENES, EL DESEMPLEO Y EL DESARROLLO LOCAL
Modelos e ideas para la capacitacion y el empleo
3 - 5 de Octubre del 2001, Sala de Conferencias de la Intendencia Municipal
de Montevideo (Uruguay)

Participantes: Responsables de politicas de Empleo y de Juventud de
municipios de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico y Uruguay.
Invitados: Expertos de instituciones, ONGs, asociaciones empresariales,
centrales de trabajadores, representantes y autoridades nacionales.
Organiza: Comision de Juventud de la Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo
Convoca: Red de Organizamos Municipales de Juventud, Red de Mercociudades

MAYOR INFORMACION en
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IV SEMINARIO LATINOAMERICANO DE UNIVERSIDADES Y DESARROLLO REGIONAL
5-7 de noviembre de 2001, Universidad La Serena, Chile

Los objetivos del VI Seminario son analizar la situacion de las
universidades regionales latinoamericanas en el contexto de las economias de
mercado, del desarrollo regional y de los procesos de reforma educativa y
promover estrategias de integracion entre ellas y los distintos actores que
intervienen en los procesos de desarrollo local y regional.

MAYOR INFORMACION en

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III. CAPACITACION Y FORMACION
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PLANIFICACION ESTRATEGICA EN LA SOCIEDAD DEL CONOCIMIENTO
Tema 2001 de la Universidad de Verano sobre la Sociedad del Conocimiento
9-13 de julio de 2001, Viladecans, Baix Llobregat (España)

En la nueva sociedad del conocimiento, donde el poder de la informacion
juega un papel esencial, las nuevas tecnologias de la informacion son una
herramienta primordial e imprescindible para el desarrollo personal, social
y profesional. Un estudio reciente realizado por la Fundacio Ciutat de
Viladecans, arroja preocupantes resultados respecto a la competitividad
futura de las empresas del delta sur del baix llobregat debido a su
considerable retraso en la implantacion de las nuevas tecnologias de la
informacion y de las comunicaciones...

MAYOR INFORMACION en

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IV. CONVOCATORIAS
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PREMIO ANGEL BALLESTEROS DE INVESTIGACION JURIDICA
Y GESTION DE LOS GOBIERNOS LOCALES

El Consejo de Patronato del Centro de Estudios Municipales y de Cooperacion
Internacional (CEMCI) , en sesion celebrada el dia 10 de noviembre del año
2000, acordo crear el Premio Angel Ballesteros de Investigacion Juridica y
Gestion de los Gobiernos Locales, en reconocimiento y homenaje a la
trayectoria profesional, calidad humana y alto nivel cientifico de las
actividades docentes y publicaciones del Profesor Angel Ballesteros
Fernandez.

Bases de la convocatoria en
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NUEVO ORDEN MUNDIAL
Soberanias Nacionales y Amazonia

Es el tema del "Premio Senador Milton Campos - 2001", creado hace cuatro
años por el Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Brasileñas (CRUB) e la
Fundacion Milton Campos, con el objetivo de estimular la participacion de
los estudiantes universitarios en los debates sobre las grandes cuestiones
nacionales.

MAYOR INFORMACION en

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IV. NOVEDADES BIBLIOGRAFICAS
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-- Anales del V Congreso Iberoamericano de Municipalistas (3er. Tomo:
Conferencias Plenarias
-- Aproximaciones al enigma: ¿Que quiere decir desarrollo local? (Por
Francisco de Oliveira)
--Ultimas publicaciones del CLAD:
-- Memorias del V Congreso Internacional del CLAD. - Caracas: CLAD,
2001.- 172p.
-- La responsabilizacion en la nueva gestion publica latinoamericana /
Consejo Cientifico del CLAD, coord. - Buenos Aires: CLAD; BID; EUDEBA,
2000. - 346 p.

MAYOR INFORMACION en

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Fecha - 12-06-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 34)
Al 11 de junio de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) NOVEDADES ON LINE
D) PUBLICACIONES
E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
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A) EVENTOS

SEMINARIO SOBRE LA POTESTAD TRIBUTARIA DE LAS COMUNIDADES AUTONOMAS EN
ESPAÑA
Instituto de Estudios Autonomicos; Gabinete Juridico de la
Feneralitat de Catalun'a, Espan'a
21 de junio de 2001, Barcelona, Espan'a
-Descripcion: El seminario pretende hacer un balance de las
experiencias obtenidas hasta la actualidad y comprobar, a la luz
de la doctrina expresada por el Tribunal Constitucional, cuales
son los limites del marco constitucional en el que se pueden
ejercer las competencias autonomicas para crear tributos propios,
para establecer recargos sobre tributos estatales, para regular
elementos de los tributos estatales cedidos y para intervenir en
la configuracion del sistema tributario de los entes locales.
Esta jornada esta abierta a cualquiera que este interesado en el
tema.
-Contacto: Sra. Angels Ruiz. Telf: (343) 342.98.00.
(mtbatalla@governacio-ri.gencat.es)
http://www.gencat.es/iea/op3.htm

FORUM EUROPA
Centro para la Participacion Ciudadana Flor de Maig; Diputacion
de Barcelona, Espan'a
21-23 de junio de 2001, Barcelona, Espan'a
-Descripcion: El Forum Europa pretende ser el espacio de
encuentro de quienes trabajan en la construccion europea desde
la sociedad activa. Entre otros, los temas a debatir seran:
cooperacion y solidaridad, economia social, Estado de bienestar,
interculturalidad e inmigracion, nueva ciudadania, nueva
economia, participacion local y sostenibilidad.
-Contactos: Secretaria Tecnica Forum Europa - Barcelona 2001:
Interes General, Avda. Roma 101, 5º 4ª, Esc. Izda.
08029-Barcelona, Espan'a. Telf: (343) 444.10.03 - Fax: (343)
419.15.19
(ig@intercom.es)
Centre per a la Participacio Ciutadana, Avda. Flor de Maig s/n
08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Apartat de correus 145,
Espan'a. Telf: (343) 402.07.04, Fax: (343) 402.07.05
(ofm.cpc@diba.es)
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B) CURSOS

PGDL: PROGRAMA DE GOBIERNO Y DESARROLLO LOCAL (CURSOS A
DISTANCIA)
Instituto Internacional de Gobernabilidad (IIG); Union
Iberoamericana de Municipalistas (UIM); Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya (UOC); Escuela Virtual de Gobernabilidad (EVG), Espan'a
-Descripcion: El objetivo principal del programa es producir y
gestionar servicios y actividades para el aprendizaje, que
ayuden a mejorar las cualidades y capacidades de los responsables
del gobierno y de la gestion local, para que puedan promover con
mayor eficacia el desarrollo de las respectivas colectividades
en un entorno de globalizacion y de sociedad de la informacion.
El PGDL se basa en una metodologia virtual de la EVG. El programa
contempla los siguientes cursos: Master en Gobierno y Desarrollo
Local, Diploma de Experto en Gobierno y Desarrollo Local, Cursos
de Especializacion y Cursos Tematicos.
-Fecha limite para realizar la inscripcion: 30 de julio de 2001
-Contacto: Escuela Virtual de Gobernabilidad
(evg@iigov.org)
http://www.iigov.org/

PROGRAMA DE FORMACION DE ADMINISTRADORES PUBLICOS (CURSO A DISTANCIA)
Escuela de Gobierno y Administracion de El Principe.com,
Argentina
-Descripcion: Destinado a funcionarios de distintos ambitos de
los Poderes Ejecutivo, Legislativo y Judicial, de los niveles
Nacionales y Provinciales, asi como de Municipios y Comunas de
Argentina, y a los interesados que necesitan interactuar con el
sector publico en los diversos temas.
-Contacto: El Principe.com. Telf: (54 11) 49.54.02.00 / 0203
(capacitacion@elprincipe.com)
http://www.elprincipe.com

ADMINISTRACION FINANCIERA GUBERNAMENTAL (CURSO A DISTANCIA)
Escuela de Gobierno y Administracion de El Principe.com,
Argentina
-Descripcion: Introduccion historica sobre la administracion
financiera del Sector Publico en la Argentina; Alcances y
contenidos de la reforma en la Administracion Financiera del
Sector Publico Nacional; Aspectos generales de la ley Nº 24.156;
Ley Nº 24.156 de Administracion Financiera y de los Sistemas de
Control del Sector Publico Nacional; Sistemas que lo integran:
(Contabilidad, presupuesto, credito publico, tesoreria, gestion
de cobranzas, sistema de contrataciones, sistema de control
interno, sistema de control externo, mecanismos de integracion;
Implementacion del sistema en las Jurisdicciones Provinciales y
Municipales.
-Fecha de inicio: 17 de agosto de 2001
-Contacto: El Principe.com. Telf: (54 11) 49.54.02.00 / 0203
(capacitacion@elprincipe.com)
http://www.elprincipe.com

ESPECIALIZACION EN CONTABILIDAD Y AUDITORIA DE LAS
ADMINISTRACIONES PUBLICAS TERRITORIALES
Universidad de Zaragoza, Espan'a
-Descripcion: La Especializacion contempla como objetivo la
formacion de profesionales en contabilidad y auditoria del sector
publico. Dicha especializacion se orienta a completar la
formacion de los funcionarios de las administraciones
territoriales en los contenidos de las disposiciones legales que
regulan la contabilidad publica y auditoria de estas entidades,
asi como a dotarles de una vision global de su gestion economica
y financiera. Este curso tambien va dirigido a todos aquellos
profesionales y universitarios interesados en formarse como
tecnicos expertos en contabilidad y auditoria de las
administraciones publicas, tanto para ejercer una funcion
contable o de gestion en el seno de las mismas, como para
desarrollar funciones de auditoria en organismos publicos o
firmas privadas.
-Duracion: Noviembre 2001 - Junio 2002
-Contactos: Dra. Lourdes Torres y Dr. Vicente Pina, Dpto de
Contabilidad y Finanzas, Facultad de CC.EE. y Empresariales,
Universidad de Zaragoza, Gran Via 2 50005 Zaragoza, Espan'a.
Telf: (3476) 76.18.01 / 76.17.98, Fax: (3476) 76.17.69
(vpina@posta.unizar.es)
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C) NOVEDADES ON LINE

DISSEMINAÇAO DE INOVAÇOES EM GESTAO LOCAL (KIT-PREFEITO):
http://www.polis.org.br/projetos/091623.html
http://www.polis.org.br/publicacoes/download/#outras Organizada
pelo Programa Gestao Publica e Cidadania/Polis/BID, Brasil. Os
livros, em formato PDF, disponiveis e sao de acesso livre e
gratuito.
-Contacto: Carminha Meirelles (mcarmo@cepam.sp.gov.br)
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D) PUBLICACIONES

**Libros**

COMO AGREGAR VALOR EN LA FUNCION DE RECURSOS HUMANOS
Ricardo Viera.- Caracas: FASES/UCV, 2000
-Descripcion: El libro es un compendio de experiencias tanto en
el ambito publico como privado para medir por resultados las
diferencias del Sub Sistemas del Area Funcional de Recursos
Humanos y/o Personal. El proposito de esta publicacion es proveer
informacion y conocimiento experto a profesionales del ambito de
los Recursos Humanos para el disen'o de planes operativos con un
enfoque de resultados por encima de lo que ha sido tradicional
con el enfoque de procesos.
-Contacto: Ricardo Viera, Coordinador del Programa de Desarrollo
Ejecutivo FACES/UCV
(elenas@unete.com.ve)
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E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

BOLETIN COMPARTIMOS: UN APORTE DEL CANADA PARA EL DESARROLLO,
(Mayo 2001)
International Development Research Centre (CIID/IDRC), Regional
Office for Latin America
and the Caribbean, Montevideo, Uruguay
-Contacto y suscripciones: Lacro (lacroinf@idrc.org.uy)

NOVEDADES, An'o III, No. 27 (Mayo 2001)
Instituto Provincial de Administracion Publica (IPAP), Argentina
-Suscripcion: Enviar un mensaje a: (cdocum@ipap.sg.gba.gov.ar)
y en el subject (asunto) colocar: suscribe Novedades "su
direccion electronica".
-Contacto: Informat (informat@ipap.sg.gba.gov.ar)

VISION 2010, An'o 3, No. 16 (Abril - Mayo 2001)
Asociacion Plan Estrategico Caracas Metropolitana, Venezuela
-Contacto y suscripcion: Arq. Aurora Zapata Oviedo, Presidenta
y Econ. Carlos Torrealba Rangel, Secretario Ejecutivo. Telefonos:
(58212) 266.67.14 / 263.97.02
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Fecha - 09-06-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: OFERTAS DE SERVICIO
Al 08 de junio de 2001.

Este espacio semanal esta dedicado a la difusion de ofertas de
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1) Localizacion
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TOP es una Asociacion Civil sin Fines de Lucro creada en
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Fecha - 08-06-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 3 a 17 de juliol de 2001. Barcelona, Espanya. Camp de treball:
Punta de la Móra, Tamarit, rui Gaià. Més informació:
Fundació Josep Carol d' Escoltes Catalans, DEPANA, "La Sínia" i
GEPEC
Oficina d' Escoltes Catalans a Barcelona
Tel: 34 93 268 91 14

* 18 a 20 de julio de 2001. Mérida, Venezuela. Reunión de la Red de
información forestal para América Latina y Caribe (RIFALC -
IUFRO). Más información:
Dr. Osvaldo Encinas, Presidente del Comité Organizador IFLA
Apartado Postal 36 Mérida 5101-A, Venezuela
Tel/fax: 58 74 448906
E-mail: rifalc7@bolivar.funmrd.gov.ve

* 3 a 8 de septiembre de 2001. Artosilla (Sabiñánigo, Huesca),
España. Curso de Diseño de Comunidades y Pueblos Sostenibles.
Responsables: José Luis Escorihuela "Ulysses" y José Antonio
López. Más información:
La Carrucha Cultural (Asociación para el desarrollo de formas de
vida sostenible en el mundo rural)
Artosilla, 22600 Sabiñánigo, Huesca
E-mail: carrucha@pangea.org
http://spie.pangea.org/carrucha/Novedades.htm

* 7 de enero de 2002. La Serena, Chile. Programa de doctorado sobre:
«Desarrollo urbano sustentable» (2. edición). Director: Agustín
Hernández Aja. Universidad de la Serena (Chile) y Universidad
Politécnica de Madrid (España). Más información
.
_________________________________________________________________

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Fecha - 08-06-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: REFLEXIONES EN REFORME
Al 07 de junio de 2001.

Espacio dedicado a la difusion de ensayos y opiniones de interes,
relativos a la tematica de la reforma del Estado, modernizacion
de la administracion publica, gestion y politicas publicas en
general. A traves de esta iniciativa se pretenden crear mayores
oportunidades para la discusion y critica constructiva de ensayos
y opiniones suministrados por miembros de la Lista Reforme.

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A MISSAO DO ESTADO
Autor: Ester Ines Scheffer
Pais: Brasil

1) A Missao do Estado
Quanto mais o Estado tenta substituir o homem na
responsabilidade de atender a satisfacao de suas necessidades,
mais o homem se torna incapaz de faze-lo per si.
Exemplos disso sao os resultados das ideologias socialistas
e comunistas, que deixaram como saldo sociedades incapazes de
promover acoes empreendedores, dificuldades essas em diferentes
graus de intensidade, mas sempre proporcionais ao grau de
interferencia realizada por tais governos. Nao se discute, aqui,
as boas intencoes dessas ideologias, mas sim, a adequacao dos
metodos frente a natureza humana. E e em respeito a essa natureza
que se propoe que o Estado atue somente onde ha um desequilibrio
de forcas, encerrando a atuacao no momento em que o cidadao ja
possa se auto-determinar. Paradoxalmente, na medida em que o
Estado se propoe a ser tutor do cidadao, atendendo todas as suas
necessidades, torna-se cada vez mais um agente de desequilibrio
e opressao ao homem, aumentando aquela dificuldade original. Por
isso, a discussao sobre qual e o Estado que a sociedade moderna
necessita, nao passa pela definicao a priori e tao-somente, do
seu tamanho, como tem sido, e sim, pela definicao de seu papel.
Tal equivoco tem gerado perda de foco e de tempo nas discussoes,
afinal, um Estado mal definido, mas com uma mini-estrutura e tao
ruim quanto um Estado mal definido e com uma super-estrutura.
E por fim, faz-se a seguinte interrogacao: porque e mesmo
que o Estado foi criado? Essa abordagem leva a consulta de fatos
passados, onde se constata que a grande ameaca a sobrevivencia
humana sempre foi e continua sendo a tirania exercida pelos mais
fortes, contra os mais fracos. Essa tirania representava,
inicialmente, o ataque fisico direto, causando privacao da vida,
da liberdade ou da propriedade dos bens produzidos pelo homem,
cuja motivacao era a propria busca do atendimento as necessidades
do opressor, as custas do oprimido, atraves da conquista de suas
terras (era agricola), sua forca de trabalho, seus bens. Essa e,
portanto, a causa da criacao da entidade Estado, representando
a protecao da vida, da liberdade e da propriedade legitimamente
adquirida.
Assim como a escrita separa a historia da pre-historia, o
surgimento da entidade Estado separa a barbarie da civilizacao,
e onde ele nao consegue cumprir este papel, o convivio humano
pode retornar aos padroes anteriores, como acontece hoje em
muitas cidades brasileiras - chacinas, esquadroes da morte,
assaltos e outros crimes sem controle, com o cidadao desprotegido
perante tais comportamentos.
Alem disso, atraves dos tempos a forma de atuacao do homem
foi se modificando, refinando e sofisticando, mas o risco a
sobrevivencia humana continua sendo fortemente vinculada as suas
proprias acoes. E, se nos primordios, o homem atacava fisicamente
o outro homem, matando-o, escravizando-o ou tirando-lhe os bens,
hoje tem-se outras formas de subjugacao. A economica e um
exemplo, cujos efeitos sao praticamente os mesmos, podendo
inviabilizar a manutencao da vida, da liberdade e da propriedade
legitimamente adquirida.

1.1) Servicos Indivisiveis
A partir daquela necessidade original, entendeu-se, no
decorrer da historia, que existem alguns servicos de que o homem
necessita e que, mesmo que possua todos os recursos, e
impossivel a sua realizacao de forma isolada, gerando o conceito
de servicos indivisiveis, area onde a atuacao do Estado se faz
necessaria e insubstituivel.
Alem da seguranca, necessidade originaria da criacao do
Estado, constituem alguns exemplos de servicos indivisiveis:
a) Atuacao em doencas epidemicas ou endemicas
A ocorrencia de graves doencas nos niveis citados, coloca em
risco a vida do ser humano, e nao podem ser resolvidos de forma
individual, por isso, a atuacao do Estado se faz imprescindivel.
As acoes podem ser na linha da prevencao, atraves de campanhas
de vacinacao em massa ou de pesquisas para o desenvolvimento de
tratamentos, preventivos ou curativos. Podem ser, ainda, na linha
do saneamento basico, afinal, essa foi a grande solucao
encontrada na Europa para conter o avanco das epidemias de colera
e de outras graves doencas, que representaram serios riscos a
vida, na epoca. Um exemplo atual de risco a saude coletiva, sao
as consequencias do consumo de produtos industrializados, cuja
composicao pode ser nociva ao consumo ou contato humano, ou os
modificados geneticamente, os quais nao possuem, ate esse
momento, pesquisas que permitam concluir, de forma cabal, se
produzem ou nao, efeitos no ser humano, e quais. Sobre esse
assunto, cabe refletir sobre a citacao feita pelo jornal frances
Terre Citoyenne:
"Alimentos transgenicos criam organismos desconhecidos da
natureza, sem passado evolutivo, sem predador natural, de
comportamento imprevisivel. Sao o inverso da evolucao".
Que ao homem seja, ao menos, garantido o direito de decidir se
quer ou nao correr esse risco, se quer ou nao consumir tais
produtos, atraves do conhecimento inequivoco da presenca desses
componentes, a serem obrigatoriamente informados nas respectivas
embalagens, cabendo ao Estado tal garantia, enquanto se considera
a falta de elementos mais cientificos que justifiquem a sua
nao-fabricacao. Vale ressaltar, ainda, que as principais
enfermidades que acometem o homem atual provem, ou de sua
alimentacao, ou do uso de outros produtos industrializados, ou
seja, produzidos pelo proprio homem. Agrotoxicos, conservantes,
realcadores de cor, de aroma e de sabor, enfim, uma parafernalia
de componentes quimicos, cuja relacao, em muitos casos, ja esta
diretamente identificada com disturbios na saude humana, e mesmo
assim, continuam freqüentando livre e inadvertidamente nossas
mesas.
b) Preservacao do meio-ambiente
Outra tarefa impossivel de ser realizada de forma individual,
cabendo assim ao Estado e/ou a varios Estados conjuntamente, em
caso de desastres ecologicos onde os efeitos nao fiquem
restritos a uma area politico-geografica, situacao em que a
atuacao de varias nacoes se torna imperiosa, como por exemplo,
incendios incontrolaveis em grandes florestas, vazamentos de oleo
em aguas fluviais fronteiricas, contaminacao quimica e/ou
radioativa do ar, terra ou agua, de forma a afetar nao so as
pessoas do local restrito, mas a respectiva producao, que
eventualmente abastece mercados internacionais, etc. Ressalte-se
que, em termos de sobrevivencia da especie humana, o
meio-ambiente representa hoje o grande risco as geracoes futuras,
sendo, portanto, atividade totalmente inerente a uma entidade que
foi criada para garantir a vida do homem. O servico de coleta
de lixo, prestado pela administracao publica ha muito tempo, e
um precursor desse conceito.
c) Seguranca
A funcao seguranca, seja contra ameacas decorrentes da
convivencia entre os homens em um mesmo territorio (homem-homem),
seja contra ameacas externas ao territorio, (nacao-nacao), so
pode ser cumprida pela instituicao Estado, caracterizando-se como
a propria origem da sua criacao, bem como, do conceito de
servicos indivisiveis.
Maksoud (1984, p. 45):
"... os governos passaram a dedicar quase todo seu esforco a
intervencao em praticamente todos os setores da vida economica,
desprezando o antigo conceito de que o governo numa sociedade
livre tem como objetivo primordial a salvaguarda da vida, da
liberdade e da propriedade legitimamente adquirida dos
individuos".
Entretanto, ao assistirmos as discussoes sobre prioridades do
Estado, ve-se a confusao que ha entre aquelas e as necessidades
do homem, gerando a seguinte distorcao: o Estado passa a
dedicar-se cada vez mais as atividades economicas, na intencao
de satisfazer as necessidades do homem, e dedica cada vez menos
atencao ao fator seguranca, gerando um ambiente propicio a ameaca
constante a vida, a liberdade e a propriedade legitimamente
adquirida - o produto dessa vida e dessa liberdade. Em
conseqüencia, o cidadao tenta se proteger de varias formas - se
armando e procurando dominar o uso de armas, de tecnicas de
defesa pessoal, contratando segurancas particulares, investindo
em estruturas fisicas que impedem o acesso de pessoas em seu
territorio (condominios cada vez mais fechados, sistemas de
circuitos, carros blindados!, etc.). Um verdadeiro aparato de
guerra, que nao resolve o problema como um todo e aumenta a
violencia, atraves do clima de desconfianca e de reacoes
impensadas. No clima do salve-se-quem-puder, grupos de
exterminio, justica pelas proprias maos e pena de morte serao
algumas das medidas consideradas validas, necessarias, ou ate,
justas.
d) Justica
Servico prestado tradicionalmente pelo Estado, que alem de
complementar ao da seguranca, busca justamente estabelecer o
equilibrio entre as forcas que atuam na sociedade, evitando ou
corrigindo situacoes de abuso e opressao.

1.2) Redistribuicao de Renda
Se o Estado foi criado para dar salvaguarda a vida, a
liberdade e a propriedade legitimamente adquirida, caracterizados
especialmente pelos servicos de seguranca, tanto de natureza
interna quanto externa, o atual estagio de desenvolvimento do
homem, conforme ja descrito, trouxe uma nova realidade - os
efeitos da globalizacao, que sao apresentados como o grande
desafio mundial na transicao para o seculo XXI: desemprego
estrutural;dualidade social;degradacao e poluicao do
meio-ambiente;paradoxo entre a corrida tecnologica e o
crescimento da pobreza;concentracao da riqueza mundial.
Assim, uma nova grande linha de atuacao do Estado, frente
ao cidadao, que se encontra impotente diante de um
desenvolvimento que ele nao conseguiu acompanhar, e por isso,
esta com a sua sobrevivencia ameacada, e atraves de uma politica
de redistribuicao de renda. Essa politica tem a mesma
caracteristica de indivisibilidade dos demais servicos
anteriormente descritos, corroborando a adequacao como atividade
inerente ao Estado, e tem como premissa, mais uma vez, a
salvaguarda da vida. Algumas acoes ja executadas no Brasil estao
dentro desse enfoque, como por exemplo, o pagamento de
aposentadoria a um trabalhador (mao-de-obra) que nunca contribuiu
para o sistema previdenciario, mas atingiu idade avancada e nao
possui mais a forca necessaria para produzir e ganhar o proprio
sustento. Da mesma forma, quando o Estado presta um servico que
atende a uma necessidade do cidadao, ao qual, por sua pouca
condicao economica, esta impossibilitado de faze-lo naquele
momento. Exemplo: educacao formal basica ou profissionalizante,
saude pessoal, estrutura para a pratica de atividades esportivas
ou sociais, e ate mesmo alimentacao, nos casos mais extremos,
entre outros.
Essa atuacao em casos especificos, nao pode ser confundida
com a obrigacao do Estado em atender todas ou parte das
necessidades do homem, que tenham a caracteristica de
indivisiveis. Tal pratica corresponde a uma politica de
redistribuicao de renda, que deve ser acionada sempre que, e
estritamente quando, necessaria. Atualmente essa atuacao nao e
desenvolvida com uma base conceitual clara, confundindo-se com
ideologias socialistas, que pregam o bem-estar do homem como
responsabilidade quase exclusiva do Estado.

1.3) Politica de Desenvolvimento
Se a atuacao do Estado em relacao ao atendimento as
necessidades do cidadao impedido de faze-lo, no que tange aos
servicos sem a caracteristica de indivisibilidade, deve ser de
forma restrita no tempo e no espaco, a aquisicao ou recuperacao,
pelo homem, dessa capacidade, pode, e deve ser facilitada pelo
Estado.
Essa forma de promover o desenvolvimento de uma nacao,
corresponde a um planejamento estrategico que contempla toda a
sociedade, e nao apenas a administracao publica em si, ou cada
empresa em separado, como e de praxe. Somente a entidade Estado
seria capaz de promover um planejamento em tal amplitude, o que
nao significa, por outro lado, que compete exclusivamente a ele,
tal decisao.
Da mesma forma, o Estado tem, e deve ter cada vez mais,
atuacao direta na infra-estrutura de apoio ao desenvolvimento
economico. Meios de escoamento de producao (esse conceito vai
muito alem de construcao de estradas), de armazenamento, de
politicas de qualificacao dos trabalhadores, de procura de
mercados para os produtos ou de identificacao de produtos em
falta no mercado, visando o incentivo a essa producao, sao apenas
alguns exemplos de como se daria essa atuacao.
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Fecha - 08-06-01
Nombre: urbared
Comentarios: Estimad@s amig@s:

Mi nombre es Gonzalo Vázquez y soy administrador de urbared
( www.urbared.ungs.edu.ar ), cuyo objetivo es ser un sitio de
encuentro para debatir, aprender y construir colectivamente otra
política social para América Latina.

En la sección Recursos de urbared tenemos una selección de
vínculos con otras páginas web que puedan ser de interés para
nuestros visitantes. En esa selección de vínculos hemos incluido a
vuestro sitio.

Los invitamos a conocer nuestra página, visitarla, hacernos sus
comentarios y participar. Y agradeceríamos mucho que consideren
incluir a urbared entre los vínculos que ofrecen en su sitio.

Reciban nuestro saludo cordial,

Gonzalo Vázquez
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Fecha - 08-06-01
Nombre: Peter Ferguson
Comentarios: ELDIS DEVELOPMENT REPORTER
No 14, June 2001
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Fecha - 06-06-01
Nombre: La Bolsa o la vida
Comentarios: envia La Bolsa o la Vida

LA BORSA O LA VIDA, presenta....

“TRANSFORMEMOS LA BOLSA DE BARCELONA”
CONCURSO DE IDEAS, PARA CONVERTIR LA SEDE DE LA BOLSA DE BARCELONA EN UN LUGAR ÚTIL PARA LA CIUDAD

Hola a todos y todas, como sabréis el lunes 25 de Junio iremos a la Bolsa de Barcelona, una institución mediante la que, grandes empresas transnacionales consiguen beneficios por encima del 20 o 30% a costa de la precarización de los trabajadores y trabajadoras, o de despidos según los casos.

Hay que preparar la “visita guiada” y desde el grupo de trabajo “La borsa o la vida” hemos pensado que de esta visita la ciudadanía de Barcelona debería salir ganando. Por eso hemos pensado que una vez en la bolsa aprovechásemos para convertir este espacio, rancio y alejado de la gente, en algo acogedor y de utilidad; en un “espacio para las personas”

Publicad vuestras propuestas directamente y de forma instantanea en la web; desde el apartado de la web www.rosadefoc.org, accederéis al espacio que ha habilitado Indymedia Barcelona para el concurso de ideas aprovechando su tecnología. Poned en el título de la propuesta CONCURSBORSA (todo junto) y así podremos agrupar todas las ideas fácilmente.

Nosotros/as ya hemos tenido esta idea (anexo 1) y esperamos que salgan más, puesto que sabemos que en Barcelona hay muchas necesidades...

Durante la semana del 18 al 22, en una de las asambleas previas a la acción ya decidiríamos en que transformamos finalmente la bolsa a partir de las propuestas que se hayan dado y a través del consenso, hasta entonces recojeremos todo tipo de ideas!


LA RESISTENCIA COTIZA AL ALZA

Grupo 'La Bolsa o la Vida' labolsaolavida@gmx.net

Anexo 1:

1ª propuesta:

Convirtamos la Bolsa en un comedor popular gratuíto:
Sí la Bolsa es la sede de lo irreal, de lo virtual, de lo efímero, y sobretodo de la muerte.
Si los mercados financieros son la niña de los ojos del capitalismo depredador...

Qué mejor que convertir este espacio, hasta ahora tétrico, en un comedor popular gratuíto y lleno de vitalidad para contraponer la vida a la bolsa.

Como sabéis cada vez son más las personas que no tienen nada para comer; muchas de ellas malviven por los alrededores de Pça Catalunya y Passeig de Gràcia. Però en esta zona tan tomada por las empresas transnacionales, no hay comida que esté al alcance de las personas necesitadas. Creemos que un comedor gratuíto hace falta y que el antiguo espacio de la bolsa puede ser inmejorable para cumplir esta función.

El presupuesto para el comedor gratuíto, tendría que salir de la abolición de la economía especulativa que queremos conseguir en Barcelona con el cierre de la bolsa y que al mismo tiempo podría servir para dotar de más recursos muchos otros aspectos de la vida real.

A nivel de reconversión de los espacios, ya entrando un poco en detalle. Creemos que:
· Las cocimas de dinero gratis se pueden reconvertir en cocinas de comida gratis.
· Los plafones del mercado de valores del día, pueden pasar a exponer el menú del día.
· Los brockers y otros trabajadores y trabajadoras de la bolsa, serán recontratados para cocinar y servir la comida, si demuestran que saben hacer tantos juegos de manos con la comida como han demostrado con el dinero. Nosotros no dejamom a nadie en la calle!
· Las salas de compra y venta de acciones, pueden ser a partir de ahora el comedor.
· Los seguratas, vigilantes, secretas y sus instrumentos, pueden servir para vigilar que la comida esté en buen estado.
· Los ordenadores que sobraran, simplemente los podemos repartir entre los barrios, para hacer las nuevas tecnologías más accesibles a los ciudadanos y ciudadanas.

¡ah...!

Y las paredes las pintaríamos de rosa, con toda clase de dibujos que representen la vida...

Fecha - 05-06-01
Nombre: Zahara Hassan
Comentarios: Below please find UNCHS (Habitat)'s Press Release No. CHS/13/01:


PRESS RELEASE
CHS/13/01

COSTS AND BENEFITS OF GLOBALIZATION UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED IN CITIES, SAYS UN
REPORT

NEW YORK, 4 JUNE 2001-- The central challenge of the 21st century will be
how to make both globalization and urbanization work for all the world's
people, instead of benefiting only a few. The United Nations Centre for
Human Settlements (Habitat) has now released a report that describes the
impact of globalization on cities and what can be done to ensure that the
fruits of globalization are shared more equally.

Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements 2001
argues that technology-driven options for growth and development - which
spur globalization -have led to divided cities where the lines of
stratification between people, places and groups are becoming more
magnified. The costs and benefits of globalization are unevenly distributed
both within and between cities. "Homeless people are living in cardboard
boxes on sidewalks of gleaming corporate skyscrapers, whose budgets exceed
those of many countries," says the Report, which was launched today in New
York.

Studies presented in the Report indicate that while some population groups
have improved their housing conditions, a disproportionate share of the
world's population has seen its housing situation deteriorate further. In
many countries, real incomes have fallen, the costs of living have gone up
and the number of poor households has grown, particularly in urban areas.
Sixty countries have become steadily poorer since 1980.

Cities, home to one half of the world's population, are bearing the brunt
of declining living standards. The Report notes that one billion urban
inhabitants live in inadequate housing, mostly in the slums and squatter
settlements in developing countries. In Africa, only one-third of all urban
households are connected to potable water. In Asia and the Pacific, a mere
38 per cent of urban households are connected to a sewerage system. In
Europe, the processes of social exclusion marginalize many low-income and
minority households, while urban crime and the decline of peripheral
housing estates undermine the social cohesion of many communities. In North
America, problems of residential segregation, discrimination in housing
markets and affordability persist, particularly in larger cities, despite
recent economic growth.

A consistent theme throughout the Report is how to overcome the limits of
market mechanisms that have characterized globalization processes, which
are dominated by transnational corporations seeking to maximize profit. It
emphasizes the importance of "globalization-from-below" with goals of
social justice and environmental sustainability. Access to goods and
services required for meeting daily needs, the Report argues, should be
less dependent on people's ability to pay and based more on basic human
rights recognized in international agreements.

Relying on some 80 background papers prepared by urban experts worldwide
and extensive statistical information, the Report analyzes the effects of
growing poverty and deepening inequality on access to housing, safe water,
adequate sanitation, transportation and other basic services.

The Report argues that traditional goals of urban planning and development,
aimed at supporting cities as engines of economic growth, are too narrow.
"In the face of rising poverty and inequality, governments require a new
vision and new approaches to more adequately support the role of cities as
agents of social change," says Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, the Executive
Director of UNCHS (Habitat), the UN agency that produced the Report.
"Policies must focus on capacity building, especially at the local level
and in civil society, and fostering good governance."

As the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan points out in his foreword, "The
central challenge of the international community is clear: to make both
globalization and urbanization work for all people, instead of leaving
millions behind." Cities in a Globalizing World shows the way forward.

Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements 2001
Published for the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) by
Earthscan Publications Ltd., London, 2001.
ISBN 1-85383-806-3 June 2001 (Paperback)
ISBN 1-85383-805-5 (Hardback)

To order, write to:
Earthscan Publications Ltd.
120 Pentonville Road
London N1 9JN
United Kingdom
E-mail: earthinfo@earthscan.co.uk
Website: www.earthscan.co.uk

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Sharad Shankardass, Spokesperson or Zahra A. Hassan, Media & Press
Relations Unit, UNCHS (Habitat), tel: (254 2) 623153, Fax: (254 2) 624060,
E-mal: habitat.press@unchs.org, Website: www.unchs.org
Ms. Rasna Warah, Information Officer, Urban Secretariat, Tel: (254 2)
623988, Fax: (254 2) 623080 , E-mail: ransa.earah@unchs.org

Zahra A. Hassan
Media Liaison
Media & Press Relations Unit
Office of the Executive Director
UNCHS (Habitat)
P.O. Box 30030
Tel: ( 254 2) 623151; Fax: 624060
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Nombre: Zahra Hassan
Comentarios: Below please find UNCHS (Habitat)'s Press Release No. CHS/14/01:

CHS/14/01

UNCHS (Habitat) LAUNCHES REPORT ON URBAN CONDITIONS AND TRENDS

NEW YORK, 4 JUNE 2001 -- Most United Nations reports focus on country-level
analyses of human development. Now, for the first time, the United Nations
Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) has released a report focusing
exclusively on city-level analyses of a wide range of urban issues. The
State of the World's Cities Report 2001 is a first in-depth attempt to
monitor, analyze and report on the realities faced by urban populations
around the world. The report was produced by UNCHS (Habitat) to coincide
with the Istanbul + 5 Special Session of the UN General Assembly, which
takes place in New York this week.

In his foreword, UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, refers to the State of
the World's Cities Report as, "a milestone in the efforts of the United
Nations to build and disseminate knowledge for policy-makers and the
general public," adding that the Report is a valuable contribution to
collective efforts to implement the Habitat Agenda - the global plan of
action adopted in Istanbul five years ago.

At the launching, Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, the Executive Director of UNCHS
(Habitat), stated that the report presented the UN with an additional tool
to monitor urban conditions and trends. "In the Report, we have tried to
differentiate between national development and urban development, which
helps us make policy recommendations based on city data. This is a
significant step forward in the UN's efforts to provide up-to-date
information on the state of the world and how well or how badly it is
performing in various areas of development, " she said.

The State of the World's Cities Report explores a range of urban issues and
policy responses in five major areas: shelter, society, environment,
economy and governance. It then takes a look, region by region, at
urbanization trends and issues. Some interesting facts have emerged:

· In 2020, Asia and the Pacific region will host the largest number of
urban dwellers in the world -- 1.97 billion people, or 46 per cent of the
region's projected total population of 4.298 billion.
· Only a quarter of Europe's urban population lives in cities with more
than 250,000 people; half the urban population lives in small towns of
10-50,000 people, while a quarter lives in medium-sized towns of 50-250,000
people.
· Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the
developing world, with 75 per cent of its population living in cities.
· Lagos will be the third largest city in the world in 2010, after Tokyo
and Mumbai.
· One billion people live in inadequate housing, mostly in slums and
squatter settlements in developing countries.
· The right to adequate housing is recognized by 70 per cent of the world's
countries.
· The Arab States region provides the greatest protection against forced
evictions.
· Informal sector employment makes up 37 per cent of the total employment
in developing countries as a whole and is as high as 45 per cent in Africa.
· Municipalities in highly industrialized countries obtain an average of US
$ 2906 per capita in revenue per year. This figure is almost 200 times the
average revenue obtained by African municipalities, which is approximately
US$ 14 per capita per year.

The State of the World's Cities Report notes that cities are the main
players in the global economy, yet manage to capture only a small
percentage of national revenue per year. This, suggests the Report, has
significant ramifications for urban development. The Report touches on
urban poverty and how liberalized trade and finance, without proper
safeguards, make urban populations everywhere more vulnerable to external
shocks.

Employing, among other resources, UNCHS (Habitat)'s Urban Indicators and
Best Practices databases, the Report makes regional comparisons of
city-level analyses and data, and introduces, for the first time, the City
Development Index, a tool developed by UNCHS (Habitat) to track regional,
national and city level progress.

The central message of the State of the World's Cities Report is that
people's processes and initiatives and enabling governing structures must
unite to form broad-based partnerships that will promote justice, equity
and sustainability in cities. The Report concludes that a country's global
success rests on local shoulders: for the good of all citizens, city and
state must become political partners rather than competitors. Most
importantly, if accommodation requires new political arrangements,
institutional structures or constitutional amendments, it is never too late
-- or too early -- to begin making changes.

Easy to read and beautifully illustrated with photos, graphs and tables,
the State of the World's Cities Report 2001 will make a valuable addition
to any reference library and will appeal to all those interested in making
our cities work. It is undoubtedly one of the most significant publications
to come out of the UN in recent years.

State of the World's Cities Report 2001
Published by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat),
Nairobi, 2001
ISBN 92-1-131476-3
HS/619/01E
To order State of the World's Cities Report 2001, contact UNCHS regional or
information/liaison offices, or write directly to:
UNCHS (Habitat)
Publications Unit
P.O. Box 30030
Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: habitat.publications@unchs.org
Web site: www.unchs.org
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Sharad Shankardass, Spokesperson or Ms. Zahra A. Hassan, Media & Press
Relations Unit, UNCHS (Habitat), Tel: (254 2) 623153, Fax: (254 2) 624060,
E-mail: habitat.press@unchs.org, Website: www.unchs.org
Ms. Rasna Warah, Information Officer, Urban Secretariat, Tel: (254 2)
623988, Fax: (254 2) 623080, E-


Zahra A. Hassan
Media Liaison
Media & Press Relations Unit
Office of the Executive Director
UNCHS (Habitat)
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Fecha - 05-06-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 33)
Al 04 de junio de 2001

A) CURSOS
B) NOVEDADES ON LINE
C) CONVOCATORIAS
D) PUBLICACIONES
E) OTRAS INFORMACIONES

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
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A) CURSOS

CURSO-TALLER "MANEJO DEL CAMBIO EN EL MUNICIPIO"
Programa de Capacitacion para Funcionarios Municipales de la
Subsecretaria de Asuntos Municipales del Ministerio del Interior;
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional del
Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Descripcion: El objetivo de esta actividad es poner a
disposicion de las autoridades electas, funcionarios politicos
y de carrera, con responsabilidad de conduccion, las herramientas
que contribuyan a fortalecer su capacidad de analisis y toma de
decisiones para abordar y resolver en forma mas rapida y eficaz,
la promocion y gestion del buen gobierno local, desde una
perspectiva integral, equitativa e innovadora. El curso aborda
la problematica del Manejo del Cambio en el Municipio.
-Fecha: 7-9 de junio de 2001
-Lugar: Olavarria, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contactos: Dr. Pablo Pintos, Director Nacional de Asuntos
Municipales
(sas@mininterior.gov.ar)
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de Olavarria
(secexten@soc.unicen.edu.ar secexten@fiog.fio.unicen.edu.ar)

MASTER EN POLITICAS PUBLICAS
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA),
Venezuela
-Descripcion: El programa combina el enfasis en destrezas
analiticas de alto nivel en economia, finanzas, estadisticas y
demas ciencias sociales con un fuerte reconocimiento de la
necesidad de desarrollar capacidades personales para asegurar la
eficacia y la etica en la implementacion en el mundo real. Hay
opciones en Gerencia Publica y Economia Aplicada. Abierto a
profesionales de cualquier disciplina, el programa forma
funcionarios para el sector publico asi como analistas de alta
demanda en organizaciones del sector privado, como consultoras,
unidades empresariales de analisis de entorno, instituciones sin
fines de lucro, entre otros.
-Fecha limite del proceso de seleccion: 15 de junio de 2001
-Fecha de inicio: septiembre y enero
-Contacto: Janet Kelly, Coordinadora, Centro de Politicas
Publicas, IESA. Telf: (58212) 555.42.14
(jkelly@iesa.edu.ve)
http://www.iesa.edu.ve/Master/menu.htm

XIX CURSO INTERDISCIPLINARIO EN DERECHOS HUMANOS: PARTICIPACION POLITICA

Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH)
-Descripcion: El curso es un espacio interdisciplinario de
caracter academico que permite el encuentro de los mas diversos
sectores, incluso antagonicos, para la discusion academica basada
en los principios de tolerancia, la no discriminacion y la
libertad de expresion en un ambiente democratico. El IIDH
reconoce la interdependencia entre derechos humanos y democracia,
y sostiene que la Participacion Politica como derecho efectivo
solo es posible en un sistema democratico representativo,
participativo e inclusivo.
-Fecha: 18-29 de junio de 2001
-Lugar: San Jose, Costa Rica
-Contacto: Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH),
Apartado 10.081-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica, Telf: (506) 234.04.04
/ 234.04.05 Fax: (506) 234.09.55
(c.interdisciplinario@iidh.ed.cr)
http://www.iidh.ed.cr

SEMINARIO-TALLER: FUENTES DE COOPERACION INTERNACIONAL PARA LAS
AUTORIDADES LOCALES Y REGIONALES
Fundacion Nexos Municipales, Colombia
-Descripcion: Este Seminario esta dirigido a funcionarios de
gobiernos locales, organizaciones sociales, estudiantes,
investigadores y en general a todo el publico interesado en el
desarrollo y la autonomia local. En su contenido combina las
ponencias conceptuales, la presentacion de casos y experiencias
exitosas de desarrollo local colombiano y la elaboracion de un
taller.
-Fecha: 26-27 de julio de 2001
-Lugar: Bogota, Colombia
-Contacto: Fundacion Nexos Municipales. Telf: (571) 283.02.21 /
283.15.81 / 281.33.73, Fax: (571) 283.76.23
(nexosmun@colnodo.apc.org)

ESPECIALIZACION EN GESTION AMBIENTAL
Escuela de Postgrado de la Universidad Nacional de General San
Martin, Argentina; UNESCO
-Descripcion: El objetivo esencial de la Carrera es apoyar el
desarrollo academico de numerosos profesionales que actuan o
desean actuar en gestion ambiental, brindandoles una formacion
universitaria especifica con una clara orientacion
interdisciplinaria. El perfil del egresado es el siguiente:
Solida formacion teorica y metodologica para la gestion
ambiental; Dominio de las principales tecnologias de gestion
ambiental; Capacidad de formular, instrumentar y evaluar
politicas ambientales; Capacidad para el analisis, diagnostico
y resolucion de conflictos ambientales; Capacidades y actitudes
que estimulen la etica, los valores y la actitud de servicio a
la sociedad, la flexibilidad y la iniciativa necesarios para el
desempen'o en la gestion ambiental.
-Duracion: 3 cuatritrimestres
-Fecha de inicio: agosto de 2001
-Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contacto: Lic. Alberto E. Moran
(amoran@unsam.edu.ar amoran@sfp.gov.ar)

MAGISTER EN GESTION PUBLICA
Centro Superior de Estudios de Gestion, Analisis y Evaluacion de
la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Espan'a
-Descripcion: El objetivo principal del curso es formar
profesionalmente a personas orientadas a desarrollar su carrera
en las administraciones publicas de todos los niveles de
gobierno, empresas publicas y organismos no gubernamentales.
-Duracion: 22 de noviembre de 2001- 31 de octubre del 2002
-Contacto: Centro Superior de Estudios de Gestion, Analisis y
Evaluacion, Magister en Gestion Publica, Edificio -B-, Mas Ferre
Campus de Somosaguas -28223, Madrid, Espan'a. Telf: (341)
394.25.54 / 394.29.57 / 394.29.58, Fax: (341) 394.29.56
(csage05@sis.ucm.es mgp@cseg.ucm.es)

PROGRAMA DE ATENDIMENTO PARA A QUALIDADE EM ORGAOS PUBLICOS
Markez Treinamentos, Brasil
-Descripcion: Objetivos gerais: Compreender as principais
variaveis que interferem no atendimento para a qualidade, sabendo
inclusive conceitua-las; Estar conscientes da importancia da
melhoria do atendimento para a qualidade, objetivando o
fortalecimento da imagem da organizacao; Visualizar no
atendimento para a qualidade um importante diferencial. Publico
alvo: Pessoas atendentes do publico externo e interno que
trabalhem em orgaos e empresas publicas.
-Duracion: 20 horas/aula
-Lugar: Curitiba, Parana, Brasil
-Contacto: Markez Treinamentos, Rua Joaquim Amaral,
426-81.530-430, Jardim da Americas, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil.
Tel/fax: (5541) 366.27.69 / 366.99.71 / 366.00.18
(markez@milenio.com.br)
http://www.milenio.com.br/markez
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B) NOVEDADES ON LINE

UNCHS (Habitat) LAUNCHES SEARCHABLE WEB SITE:
http://www.unchs.org The United Nations Centre for Human
Settlements (Habitat) has re-designed its web site, which now has
a new look and feel, is interactive, fully database driven and
searchable by text and keywords. The re-designed site, includes
a publications and video catalogue, feedback forms, a discussion
forum and automatic subscriptions to mailing lists.

FORO ELECTRONICO ESTADO Y DESARROLLO: La Alianza por un Mundo
Responsable, Plural y Solidario y la Fundacion Charles-Leopold
Mayer de Francia, invitan a participar en el foro electronico
traducido en frances y en ingles sobre el tema Estado y
Desarrollo. La meta principal es cruzar las barreras culturales
y disciplinarias. Se aspira que el foro permita establecer un
conjunto de proposiciones concretas que seran expuestas durante
la Asamblea Mundial que se reunira en diciembre de 2.001. En el
foro se discutiran temas como: ¿Cual es el papel del Estado en
el desarrollo?, ¿cual es el lugar del Estado en las estrategias
de desarrollo tomando en cuenta el contexto de la globalizacion?,
¿como pueden los aparatos estatales apoyar las dinamicas locales
del desarrollo?, ¿que interacciones positivas pueden relacionar
al Estado con la sociedad civil?, ¿como puede el Estado jugar un
papel activo en el desarrollo social?
-Contacto: Monzon Traore, c/o Delphine Astier, 5 rue Boisset,
38000 Grenoble, Francia.
Telf : (336) 17.67.76.14
(monzon@echo.org alliance@echo.org)
http://www.alliance21.org/fr/themes/pol-dev.htm (en frances)
http://www.alliance21.org/en/themes/pol-dev.htm (en ingles)
http://www.echo.org
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C) CONVOCATORIAS

CONVOCATORIA A PARTICIPAR EN EL TALLER 16: REDES ELECTRONICAS CIUDADANAS
Y EDUCACION EN LA SOCIEDAD DE LA INFORMACION
Congreso Global 2001
-Descripcion: Se invita a los miembros de asociaciones, grupos
de ciudadanos, investigadores, funcionarios del gobierno, lideres
sindicales y sociales, maestros y profesores, autoridades
escolares, miembros de las cooperadoras escolares a presentar
resumenes de documentos, videos y otros formatos de presentacion
incluidos en el Taller. Entre los principales temas de este
taller estan: ¿Cual es la infraestructura necesaria para
informatizar las escuelas y que opciones tienen las comunidades
en los paises en desarrollo?; ¿cuales son los metodos
experimentados y probados para entrenar a los maestros y producir
contenidos educativos elaborados por las propias escuelas?, ¿que
investigacion se realiza para evaluar la incidencia del uso de
las nuevas tecnologias en la practica de los docentes?, ¿como
transformar los centros educativos en puntos de encuentro de la
comunidad para informarse, mejorar su calidad de vida mediante
el acceso a oportunidades de trabajo y estudio, asi como de
participacion en otras decisiones que les permitan convertirse
en actores activos de los procesos sociales e integrarse a la
Sociedad de la Informacion? entre otros.
-Fecha limite para la recepcion de resumenes: antes del 30 de
junio de 2001
-Fecha del evento: 5-7 de diciembre de 2001
-Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contactos: Silvia Senen Gonzalez y Claudia Gomez Costa
(seneng@infovia.com.ar claudiagc@telpin.com.ar
propuestas@globalcn2001.org)

CONVOCATORIA PARA PRESENTAR PONENCIAS EN EL PRIMER CONGRESO ARGENTINO DE
ADMINISTRACION PUBLICA: "SOCIEDAD, GOBIERNO Y ADMINISTRACION PUBLICA"
Asociacion Argentina de Estudios de Administracion Publica;
Asociacion de Administradores Gubernamentales; Facultad de
Ciencias Politicas y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad
Nacional de Rosario; Municipalidad de Rosario, Argentina
-Descripcion: El Congreso tiene como principal objetivo
contribuir con la actualizacion del pensamiento, analisis y
presentacion de experiencias relacionadas con la mejora de la
administracion publica en los tres niveles de Gobierno. En
especial, se espera centrar la atencion sobre la imbricacion y
derivaciones que tienen para la gobernabilidad general del pais,
las relaciones de las administraciones publicas con el
desenvolvimiento de la sociedad civil y el ejercicio del poder
politico. Con esa orientacion se ha propuesto como tematica
general del Congreso abordar las relaciones entre Sociedad,
Gobierno y Administracion Publica, para una mejor gobernabilidad
de la Argentina del primer decenio del siglo XXI, como encuadre
global para encarar un amplio debate acerca de las debidas
relaciones entre ciudadania, administradores publicos y
representantes electos.
-Fecha limite para la presentacion de ponencias: 6 de agosto de
2001
-Fecha del evento: 30 de agosto - 1ro. de septiembre de 2001
-Lugar: Rosario, Argentina
-Contactos: Asociacion Argentina de Estudios de Administracion
Publica
aaeap@technisys.com.ar
http://www.aaeap.org.ar
Asociacion de Administradores Gubernamentales
aag@wamani.apc.org
http://www.ag.org.ar
Facultad de Ciencia Politica y Relaciones Internacionales de la
Universidad Nacional de Rosario
extensio@fcpolit.unr.edu.ar
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D) PUBLICACIONES

**Libros**
TRADE NEGOTIATION CASES, ANALYSES, STRATEGIES AT BILATERAL, REGIONAL AND
MULTILATERAL LEVELS: BOLIVIA 2000/ ESTUDIOS DE CASO DE NEGOCIACIONES EN
EL AMBITO DE COMERCIO EXTERIOR, ANALISIS Y ESTRATEGIAS A NIVEL
BILATERAL, REGIONAL Y MULTILATERAL: BOLIVIA 2000.
Dr. Raymond Saner and Dr. Isaac Maidana (edt).- La Paz, 2001
-Descripcion: This book is the culmination of a bilateral
cooperation project jointly undertaken by Bolivia and Switzerland
in 2000 on "Strengthening Bolivia's capacity in the field of
trade negotiations". The purpose of this publication is to
provide professional information and expert knowledge on trade
negotiations for Bolivian policy makers, government officials,
entrepreneurs, academics and the public at large in order to. The
goal of the editors is to enlarge the reader's knowledge base on
trade matters, to help him deepen his understanding of the
complex interdependencies of universal, regional and bilateral
trade negotiation and to explain how these trade agreements might
support or hinder national economic development.
-Contacto: Dr. Raymond Saner, Director, Centre for
Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), P.O. Box 1498, Mont Blanc,
CH-1211, Geneva 1, Switzerland. Telf: (4122) 906.17.20, Fax:
(4422) 738.17.37
(saner@csend.org saneryiu@csend.org)
http://www.csend.org
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E) OTRAS INFORMACIONES

**BID PRESENTA PREMIO INDES 2001-2002 PARA PROGRAMAS EN REPUBLICA
DOMINICANA

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo presento en una sesion en
su sede en Washington D.C. cuatro programas ganadores del Premio
del Instituto Interamericano para el Desarrollo Social (INDES)
en la Republica Dominicana, que reconoce la innovacion y la
calidad en gerencia social en proyectos de ese pais. El objetivo
del premio, otorgado por primera vez, es ofrecer un
reconocimiento especial y mayor visibilidad a ejemplos de
gerencia de calidad e innovacion en programas sociales, para que
sirvan como modelo de referencia, fortaleciendo una cultura de
buena gerencia que impulse las reformas sociales en el pais. Para
mayor informacion sobre el Instituto Interamericano para el
Desarrollo Social (INDES) y el Programa de Capacitacion en
Disen'o y Gestion de Politicas, Programas y Proyectos Sociales
puede consultar la pagina web:
http://www.iadb.org/indes/spanish/index_spanish.htm Para
consultas sobre el Programa INDES/BID-INTEC en Republica
Dominicana dirigirse a su directora Elssy Bonilla C.
(indes@mail.intec.edu.do)
-Contacto: Alejandro Medina Giopp, Coordinador Tecnico del Premio
(amedina@mail.intec.edu.do amedina@ns.intec.edu.do)

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Fecha - 30-05-01
Nombre: André Torre
Comentarios: IIIèmes Journées de la Proximité

« Nouvelles Croissances et Territoires »
Paris
Carré des Sciences, Rue Descartes
13 et 14 Décembre 2001


Appel à communications :

Organisées par l'Université de Paris XI (ADIS), l'INRA (SAD) et le groupe
de recherche "Dynamiques de proximité", les IIIèmes Journées de la Proximité
auront lieu à Paris, les 13 et 14 Décembre 2001 sur le thème "Nouvelles
Croissances et Territoires". Elles ont pour objectif de présenter les
travaux des chercheurs français et étrangers sur le rôle de la proximité
géographique versus celui d'autres formes de proximité dans la coordination
des agents économiques et l'organisation spatiale des activités.
La géographie économique est caractérisée par l'élargissement considérable
de l'horizon spatial des individus et des organisations et, simultanément,
par l'importance croissante des processus d'agglomération. L'organisation
spatiale des activités repose dès lors sur une combinaison de relations
locales, territorialisées et de relations non locales, déterritorialisées.
La notion de proximité, par sa polysémie, est à l'articulation de ces deux
types de relations. Elle est ainsi un mode d'investigation des nouvelles
tendances d'organisation de l'espace.
Le colloque sera plus particulièrement centré sur les transformations
territoriales associées à la nouvelle croissance et à ses formes diverses.
Il doit permettre d'identifier de nouvelles tendances, de nouveaux processus
en soulignant les défis posés aux politiques publiques.
Il s'adresse aux économistes mais aussi aux géographes, aux sociologues,
aux spécialistes de l'aménagement du territoire, et plus généralement aux
spécialistes des sciences sociales liant leur propre champ à celui de
l'espace.

Thèmes (non exhaustifs) :
1- Innovation et espace
2- Dynamique spatiale de l'apprentissage
3- Relations entre firmes et territoires
4- Transformation des modèles productifs et évolution des schémas de
localisation
5- Nouvelle économie et localisation des activités
6- Infrastructures de transport et de communication : distances et
temporalités
7- Transformations de l'organisation urbaine
8- Métropolisation et polarisation
9- Nouvelles formes de mobilité intra-urbaine, ville/campagne et
inter-urbaine
10- Temps de travail et organisation de l'espace
11- Marchés locaux du travail
12- Modélisation des interactions spatiales
13- Services de proximité et téléservices
14- E-commerce, logistique et localisation des activités commerciales
15- Encastrement et désencastrement social des relations économiques
16- Sociabilité et proximité
17- Régulation et gouvernance locale : la territorialisation par les
institutions
18- Régulation, secteurs et territoires
19- Les effets frontière
20- Territoire et Origine
21- Proximité et dimensions environnementales

Langues : français, anglais

Date de remise des propositions (700 mots environ) : 20 juin 2001
Décision du comité scientifique : 7 juillet 2001
Remise des papiers : 1er novembre 2001

Comité d'organisation :
Alain Rallet
André Torre
Bertrand Bellon
Thierry Dardart
Delphine Gallaud

Conférences invitées :
Anthony J. Venables (London School of Economics)
Giacomo Beccatini (University of Firenze)
AnnaLee Saxenian (University of California, Berkeley)
Jean-Benoît Zimmermann (GREQAM, Marseille)

Envoyez votre proposition à :
colloque.recherche@jm.u-psud.fr
Florence Chrétien
Faculté Jean Monnet
54 Boulevard Desgranges
F-92331 Sceaux Cedex
Tél : 33 1 40 91 17 96 / Fax : 33 1 40 91 18 56

Site Web du colloque : www.proximitydynamics.net


Fecha - 29-05-01
Nombre: José Miguel Ospino Alvarado
Email: jmospino@presidencia.gov.co
Comentarios: Interesantisimo este articulo, me fue de gran ayuda.
Felicitaciones

Fecha - 29-05-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 32)
Al 28 de mayo de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) CONVOCATORIAS
D) BECAS
E) PUBLICACIONES

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
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A) EVENTOS

CONFERENCIA VISION DE CERCA Y/O VISION DE LEJOS
Servicios Administrativos Gerenciales e Integrales (SAGI),
Venezuela
2 de junio de 2001, Caracas, Venezuela
-Descripcion: ¿Puede el sector publico desarrollar un estilo
gerencial, eficiente, eficaz y transparente?, ¿se ha cerrado en
los ultimos an'os la brecha entre la gestion publica y privada?,
¿que significa en Venezuela ser un lider?, ¿se puede ser un lider
diciendo la verdad?. La conferencia se propone reflexionar sobre
la situacion que acontece en Venezuela y el papel que corresponde
asumir en la construccion del futuro.
-Contactos: Zoraida Pacheco, SAGI. Telf: (58212) 762.67.36
(sagiservicios@cantv.net)

SEMINARIO "DE LA TEORIA AL EJERCICIO DEL PODER"
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad del Salvador;
Fundacion Novum Millenium
6 de junio de 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Descripcion: Se pretende generar un espacio de debate y analisis
entre politicos y academicos de la ciencia politica. El objetivo
final es analizar la distancia que existe entre la teoria
politica y su practica ejecutiva, en funcion de proponer
soluciones que tengan en cuenta los problemas y desafios a los
que hoy se debe hacer frente desde la gestion publica.
-Contacto: Lic. Constanza Mazzina, Fundacion Novum Millenium.
Telf: (5411) 49.54.00.27 int. 115
(mazzina@fnm.org.ar)

JORNADA SOBRE FINANCAMENT AUTONOMIC
Instituto de Economia de Barcelona; Instituto de Estudios
Autonomicos; Division II de Ciencias Juridicas, Economicas y
Sociales de la Universidad de Barcelona
14 de junio de 2001, Barcelona, Espan'a
-Descripcion: El principal objetivo de esta jornada es recoger
y discutir las diversas propuestas que han ido surgiendo o que
todavia puedan surgir en el ambito universitario. Asimismo, se
pretende dar a concocer las principales cuestiones que afectan
la financiacion de las Comunidades Autonomas a traves de personas
vinculadas en el mundo academico, todas ellas de reconocido
prestigio en el campo de la financiacion autonomica.
-Contacto: Instituto de Economia de Barcelona. Telf: (343)
403.46.46, Fax: (343) 402.18.13
(ieb@pcb.ub.es)

2ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON "PERFORMANCE IN GOVERNMENT"
Public Futures; HM Treasury; National Audit Office; Cabinet
Office, England
27-28 de septiembre de 2001, Londres, Inglaterra
-Descripcion: 27 September - Performance in Government - Policy
and Practice Conference: This will focus on key policy
developments and practical issues being raised in implementing
new performance systems. It expects leading practitioners and
policy makers to be present as both speakers and participants,
both from the UK and internationally. 28 September - Performance
Measurement, Management and Reporting in Government: Research
Day: This will be an opportunity to bring together researchers
in the field to present papers and discuss both the substantive
and methodological issues involved. Selected papers from the day
will be published in the Journal Public Performance & Management
Review (Sage) which will be published in early 2002, edited
jointly by Prof. Marc Holzer (Rutgers Univeristy, USA) and Prof.
Colin Talbot (University of Glamorgan).
-Contacto: Alison Essery, Public FUTURES, The Old Garage,
Llantilio Crossenny, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8SU UK.
(aessery@PUBLICFUTURES.COM)
http://www.publicfutures.com
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B) CURSOS

CURSO ECONOMIA DE LOS RECURSOS HIDRICOS
Instituto Nacional del Agua (INA); Centro de Economia,
Legislacion y Administracion del Agua (CELA), Argentina
-Descripcion: Destinado a profesionales, tecnicos, docentes,
empresarios, funcionarios e interesados en la problematica de los
recursos hidricos. Resulta de utilidad para aquellos que se
desenvuelven en el sector publico como en el privado, ya que esta
orientado a la toma de decisiones relativas a la asignacion,
conservacion y manejo integral del agua. El objetivo es presentar
a los participantes criterios y metodos economicos que sean
simples, operativos y funcionales para el manejo eficiente y
sustentable de los recursos hidricos.
-Fecha: 2-6 de julio de 2001
-Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contacto: Dr. Armando Llop, Director del CELA
(celaa@piemza.edu.ar)

CURSO INTERNACIONAL DE VERANO "LA PARTICIPACION POPULAR, EL MODELO
BOLIVIANO DE DESCENTRALIZACION"
Centro Extremen'o de Cooperacion Internacional (CEXECI), España;
Centro para la Participacion y el Desarrollo Humano Sostenible
(CEPAD), Bolivia
-Descripcion: A pesar de que Bolivia es uno de los paises del
continente con serios problemas para lograr crecimiento
economico, lo que repercute en las condiciones de vida de la
poblacion y la situacion de extrema pobreza en la que se
encuentra, con las reformas ejecutadas se han sentado las bases
para modificar la relacion entre el Estado y la sociedad
priorizando la democracia y la gobernabilidad. El curso es el
escenario adecuado para mostrar que la Bolivia del pasado milenio
no solo convivia con problemas (dictaduras militares, deuda
externa e indices de pobreza), sino que se empezo a gestar un
cambio de actitud, y que, ante la adversidad de los rigidos
sistemas economicos imperante y politicas sociales mal
ejecutadas, entre otros, ha propuesto reformas que estan
cambiando las condiciones para alcanzar desarrollo. Nota: A las
solicitudes realizadas directamente al CEXECI, favor realizarlas
con copia al correo electronico del CEPAD.
-Fecha: 2-6 de julio de 2001
-Lugar: Badajoz, Extremadura, Espan'a
-Contactos: Centro Extremen'o de Estudios y Cooperacion con
Iberoamerica (CEXECI), Avda. de Huelva, 2 - 06005 Badajoz,
Espan'a.
(badajoz@cexeci.org caceres@cexeci.org)
http://www.cexeci.org
Centro para la Participacion y el Desarrollo Humano Sostenible
(CEPAD), Calle Cobija # 548 - Casilla 2641, Santa Cruz de la
Sierra, Bolivia
(chmolina@roble.scz.entelnet.bo gzamora@cotas.com.bo)
http://www.cepad.org

MAESTRIA EN INTEGRACION LATINOAMERICANA Y ESPECIALIZACION EN POLITICAS
DE INTEGRACION
Instituto de Integracion Latinoamericana de la Universidad
Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
-Descripcion: El objetivo de los postgrados es formar graduados
con una vision cientifica y amplia de la integracion,
proporcionando herramientas teoricas y metodologicas basicas que
permitan profundizar el conocimiento de las tematicas mas
relevantes sobre la base de la diversidad de enfoques existentes,
desarrollando una capacidad de reflexion critica en el estudio
de los problemas de integracion.
-Fecha limite para inscripciones: 3 de agosto de 2001
-Lugar: La Plata, Argentina
-Contacto: Instituto de Integracion
(integra@netverk.com.ar)
http://www.iil.org.ar

CURSO INTERACTIVO SOBRE POLITICAS DE RECURSOS PUBLICOS EN
BENEFICIO DE LOS POBRES
Maestrias para el Desarrollo (MpD) de la Universidad Catolica
Boliviana; Instituto del Banco Mundial (WBI); Servicio Nacional
para la Administracion de Personal (SNAP), Bolivia
-Descripcion: El proposito principal de este curso es explicar
como el sistema fiscal puede ser disen'ado y ejecutado para poder
generar ganancias eficientes y justas, asi como mejorar la
distribucion de recursos, en cohesion con otras politicas que
contribuyen a reducir la pobreza. El curso esta disen'ado para
profesionales involucrados en las estrategias de reduccion de la
pobreza, tanto en agencias gubernamentales como en la sociedad
civil, academicos y cientistas sociales, funcionarios de
organismos internacionales y agencias donantes. Conocimientos
basicos de economia publica son esenciales para un buen
seguimiento del programa. Bolivia junto a Guatemala , Honduras
y Nicaragua han sido los paises elegidos para participar en este
curso y presentar casos de estudio. Los participantes recibiran
un diploma otorgado por el World Bank Institute
-Duracion: 10 modulos semanales.
-Contacto: Veronica Querejazu, Maestrias para el Desarrollo, Av.
14 de Septiembre No. 4807, Bloque #8220, D#8221, Obrajes, La Paz,
Bolivia. Telf: (5912) 78.67.19 / 78.67.29 / 78.29.65 / 78.29.67
(vquerejazu@mpd.ucb.edu.bo gchavez@mpd.ucb.edu.bo)
http://www.mpd.ucb.edu.bo
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C) CONVOCATORIAS

PRESENTACION DE PROPUESTAS DE ESTUDIOS APLICADOS EN EL AREA DE POLITICAS
Y GERENCIA PUBLICA
Red Inter-Americana de Educacion en Administracion Publica
(INPAE); Asociacion Nacional de Escuelas de Asuntos Publicos y
Administracion (NASPAA)
-Descripcion: Se invita a los institutos de educacion superior
de America Latina y el Caribe a preparar propuestas para
solicitar Asistencia Tecnica (AT) en el area de Politica y
Administracion Publica. El objetivo fundamental de este programa
es promover una mayor vinculacion y colaboracion entre
instituciones de educacion superior en administracion y politicas
publicas y agencias de gobierno, tanto nacionales como
subnacionales. El programa esta dirigido a propiciar que las
mencionadas instituciones de Educacion Superior se asocien con
agencias gubernamentales en torno a un asunto de importancia en
el area de politicas o gerencia publica definido conjuntamente,
con objeto de estudiar alternativas y proponer soluciones. Son
elegibles los estudios que refieran a aspectos especificos de
politicas y gerencia publica y demostrar que sus resultados o
conclusiones responderan a la necesidad detectada y podran ser
exitosamente aplicados. Actualmente, se solicitan propuestas de
cuatro paginas (tres paginas describiendo la actividad de AT y
una pagina con los detalles del presupuesto). Las propuestas
deberan especificar las actividades de AT y establecer el
proposito y los objetivos de las actividades especificas para la
Asistencia Tecnica (AT); una declaracion de como la actividad
propuesta contribuye al objetivo de INPAE de fortalecer la
educacion en gestion publica en LA y el Caribe; un cronograma
detallado; los potenciales beneficiarios de la actividad de AT;
y los individuos (profesores, investigadores, estudiantes y
personal administrativo) involucrado en el proyecto. Las
propuestas pueden ser presentadas en espan'ol e ingles.
-Fecha limite para la presentacion de propuestas: 15 de julio de
2001
-Fecha limite para la aprobacion de proyectos financiados: 15 de
agosto de 2001
-Contactos: Michael Brintnall, Director Ejecutivo o Paulina Soto,
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
Administration (NASPAA), 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 730, Washington
DC 20005. Telf. (1202) 628.89.65, Fax. (1202) 626.49.78
(brintnall@naspaa.org INPAE@naspaa.org)
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D) BECAS

SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME TO DEVELOP HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH.
CALL FOR LETTERS OF INTENT
Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR); World
Health Organization; Global Forum for Health Research
-Fecha limite para la recepcion de propuestas: 29 de junio de
2001
-Descripcion: The Alliance calls for its second round of letters
of intent for small grants aimed to support capacity development,
good quality research and its impact on policy. Grants will aim
to contribute to improved health by encouraging relevant, valid,
and sustainable research and its application to the health policy
and management process.
-Tipologia: Two types of grants will be awarded: * Young
Researcher Grants: These grants aim to support the growth and
potential of HPSR in the medium term by funding projects of young
researchers working as part of a research team, or the projects
of students who are doing Masters or Doctoral level dissertations
in a relevant subject. Close co-ordination will be sought between
the academic and methodological support provided by the host
academic programme or senior researchers and Alliance training
and grant requirements. * Research to Evidence Grants: These
grants aim to strengthen capacity for the application of HPSR to
the policy process. Financial support will be provided to teams
of experienced researchers and policy/decision-makers to
undertake short research projects involving empirical study or
analysis of existing data. Projects should take the form of an
interaction between researchers and policy/decision-makers which
fosters the production of evidence for the policy process.
-Topicos: * Impact of social policies against poverty and
exclusion, and consequences of globalisation. * Innovative
approaches to health financing for the poor. * National health
accounts (NHA): country methodological developments. * Research
on human resource development. * Scaling up malaria control and
prevention: challenges for financing and health system
strengthening. * Research on road traffic injuries: policy
development and implementation
-A quien va dirigido: * Young Researcher Grants: Applicants must
be enrolled in a Masters or Doctorate programme and the proposed
research project should be an integral part of the requirements
for graduation. The letter of intent can be submitted by an
academic supervisor or by the junior researcher, in which case
the supervisor should endorse the proposal. Only developing
country nationals normally residing in a developing country are
eligible, although they may be enrolled in an academic programme
abroad. * Research to Evidence Grants: The individual applicant
should have or be able to establish collaboration with another
institution or internal unit leading to the formation of a team
with at least one researcher and one policy/decision-maker. The
supporting member(s) of the team should endorse the letter of
intent. Applications will be accepted only from institutions in
developing countries, but teams including developed country
institutions are eligible. Current Alliance grantees are not
eligible to apply as principal investigators.
-Duracion: Grants will be awarded for up to one year with a
modest budget to support field work and office support.
-Criterios de seleccion: Letters of intent will be selected by
the Alliance on a competitive basis. In the first phase, up to
30 letters of intent are expected to be selected on the basis of
relevance and technical merit. Applicants will then be invited
to develop a preliminary proposal and present it at one of two
protocol development workshops to be held in the week of
September 17 and October 1st 2001. Participants will submit final
proposals in English for the award phase within two weeks of the
assigned workshop. In this phase, approximately 25 proposals will
be selected for funding on the basis of their technical merit.
After the preliminary research report is submitted, the principal
investigator will be invited to a second training and development
workshop to support write-up and the design of dissemination and
application strategies. Projects will be offered technical
support during execution as required.
-Requisitos: Letters are preferred in English, but Spanish or
French can also be used. Only electronic submissions will be
accepted. Submission through the Alliance Web site is preferred,
but letters are also accepted by E-mail. Use only one medium for
submission. The Alliance will confirm reception of letters as
they are received.
-Beneficios: Besides financial support for research, the Alliance
will organise training and development workshops for proposal
development and writing up and communication of research results
to influence the policy process.
-Contacto: Miguel A. Gonzalez-Block, Manager, Alliance for Health
Policy and Systems Research, Office No. 3148, World Health
Organization, CH 1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland. Tel: (4122)
791.28.90/ 791.28.40, Fax: (4122) 791.43.28
(alliancehpsr@who.int)
http://www.alliance-hpsr.org
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E) PUBLICACIONES

**Revistas**

REVISTA CIENCIAS DE GOBIERNO, An'o 4, No. 8
Instituto Zuliano de Estudios Politicos, Economicos y Sociales
(IZEPES), Escuela de Gobierno, Av. 18 entre Calles 77 y 78, Edif.
Lieja, 1er. piso, Maracaibo, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela
-Contacto: Lic. Maria Teresa Rincon, Directora de la revista
(izepes@iamnet.com)

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Fecha - 29-05-01
Nombre: Place Publique
Comentarios: LETTRE DE PLACE PUBLIQUE
http://www.place-publique.fr
Le site des initiatives citoyennes

INVITATION A L’ANNIVERSAIRE DE PLACE PUBLIQUE / LES NOUVEAUTES DU SITE

INVITATION
PLACE PUBLIQUE FÊTE SES 5 ANS
A Mains d’œuvres (Saint Ouen)
Le vendredi 22 juin 2001 à partir de 15h.
Inscrivez-vous: courrier@place-publique.fr


>>> L’anniversaire

Le 22 juin prochain, le site de Place Publique soufflera ses cinq bougies à Mains d’œuvres, lieu artistique et associatif situé à Saint-Ouen.
Ce cinquième anniversaire sera l’occasion de dresser un bilan de notre action et de présenter les perspectives de développement du site Internet et de l’association.
L’objectif de cette journée est de réunir responsables associatifs, journalistes, militants, habitants, utilisateurs et partenaires de Place Publique, etc., afin de débattre ensemble des médias citoyens et de participer à une expérience de coproduction de l’information… Venez nombreux!


Au programme :

· 15h00 : Accueil

· 15h30 : Conférence de presse sur le bilan de l’action de Place publique 5 ans après sa création.
Suivie d’une rencontre/débat avec toute l’équipe de Place Publique autour de la notion de média citoyens :
- Quelle est la place des média citoyens dans la société?
- Comment impliquer davantage les lecteurs et acteurs sociaux dans la coproduction de l’information citoyenne?
- Comment concilier journalisme et engagement?
· 17h30 : Conférence de rédaction ouverte à tous en vue de la réalisation du magazine de l’été de Place Publique (mise en ligne au début du mois de juillet).
Vous êtes invités à collaborer à l’élaboration de son sommaire et/ou à sa rédaction :
- en apportant vos textes (billets d’humeur, articles, poésies…) ou en les envoyant à courrier@place-publique.fr,
- en nous suggérant les thèmes que vous souhaitez voir aborder,
- en participant à la réflexion sur le sommaire du magazine.
· Et pendant toute la durée de la rencontre, un “espace découverte”:
- Démonstrations du site Place Publique,
- Présentation des travaux de notre agence d’informations citoyenne…
· 19h00 : Visite guidée de Mains d’œuvres suivie d’un cocktail oriental et du gâteau d’anniversaire.

Adresse de Mains d’œuvres
1, rue Charles Garnier - 93400 St Ouen
Métro Garibaldi ou Porte de Clignancourt
Bus 85: arrêt Paul Bert
Tel: 01 40 11 25 25
Plan d’accès : http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org/plan.html


>>> Les nouveautés du site

# L’équipe
Qui sommes-nous? Pourquoi nous sommes nous engagés dans Place Publique? Vous saurez tout sur les journalistes de Place Publique en consultant leur mini-CV en ligne.
http://www.place-publique.fr/pp/indexpp.html

# Les trajets
Le plan du site a été mis à jour. Nous y avons intégré des trajetstype pour mieux naviguer selon vos différents profils ( Première visite, responsable associatif…)
http://www.place-publique.fr/map/indexmap.html

# Les espaces thématiques
- L’espace consacré aux initiatives en faveur de l’emploi, réalisé en partenariat avec le Cime, a fait peau neuve. Découvrez les six premiers portraits de porteurs de projet…
http://www.place-publique.fr/esp/cime/index.html
- Mise à jour de l’espace thématique consacré à l’économie sociale et solidaire réalisé en partenariat avec le Cidem.
http://www.place-publique.fr/esp/ecosol/index.html

# Citations
Notre sélection de citations du moment est consacrée à la “Politesse”.
http://www.place-publique.fr/caf/libre.html

# Centenaire de la loi 1901
La sélection de sites spécial loi 1901 est en ligne.
http://www.place-publique.fr/mag/index1901.html

Fecha - 26-05-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: OPORTUNIDADES LABORALES
Al 25 de mayo de 2001

Este espacio esta dedicado a promocionar las diversas ofertas de
empleo recibidas a traves de la Lista Reforme del CLAD. Para
cualquier informacion adicional, favor dirigirse al contacto
resen'ado en este mensaje.

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
A) THE UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS (UNV): Research & Development
Specialist for the thematic cluster "Governance"
-Contacto: William Adrianasolo, Team Leader Research &
Development, UNV
E-mail: William.Andrianasolo@unv.org

The United Nations Volunteers, as the UN organization that
supports sustainable human development globally through the
promotion of volunteerism and the mobilization of volunteers,
wants to develop its capacity for proactive programming in a
number of selected areas considered particularly promising for
volunteer contributions. For that purpose, a "Research &
Development" team, composed of a few specialists, is set up to
spearhead UNV's efforts. In that context and under the overall
guidance of the R&D Unit Chief, the R&D Specialist for Governance
will provide advice and support to UNV's related initiatives with
a view to gradually developing in-house capability for proactive
programming in this field of work. The thematic cluster on
"Governance" will give particular attention to decentralization
and human rights.
I. Main Tasks: -Networking / Partnership Building: Identify
and connect with specialist institutions and individuals of
importance to UNV activities; Participate in meetings /
conferences / workshops of importance to UNV activities;
Represent and advocate for UNV's interests in fora and/or
vis-à-vis potential partners. -Programme Development: Explore
opportunities for expansion of ongoing operations / partnerships,
and/or for experimentation of new volunteer roles / contributions
with new partners; Negotiate project ideas with partners and help
to develop them into specific proposals; Assist in processing
project proposals for appraisal and approval by the instances
concerned. -Programme Implementation Support: Assist in profile
definition, sourcing and selection of volunteer candidates for
pilot projects; Help organize the briefing of new project
personnel, as well as the planning / launching of new project
activities; Assist in monitoring and substantive backstopping of
project implementation through e.g. field visits, participation
in project reviews/evaluation, commenting on substantive reports
from projects/personnel, providing guidance accordingly; etc.
-Documentation / Analysis: Take stock of UNV's experiences in
this field of work for learning purposes and for clear
articulation of UNV's capacity; Draft relevant highlights of
UNV's activities for promotional purposes (e.g. resource
mobilisation; partnership building); Assist UNV Management in
addressing issues of importance related to this field of work.
-Undertake, in the overall context of this thematic cluster,
other assignments as required by UNV Management.
II. Requirements: -At least a Master degree in
development-related studies e.g. law, public administration,
sociology, anthropology, international development cooperation,
etc. -Professional experience of at least eight years in the
field of governance; Proven capacity for analytical work and
programme development; Ability for networking and partnership
building; Very good interpersonal skills; Ability for team work;
Fluent in English (spoken and written) and good working knowledge
of French and/or Spanish.
III. Conditions: -Duty station: Bonn, Germany. -Duration:
one year (renewable)
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Fecha - 22-05-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 31)
Al 21 de mayo de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) NOVEDADES ON LINE
D) CONVOCATORIAS
E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
--------------------------------------------------------------
A) EVENTOS

SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL: LOS JOVENES, EL DESEMPLEO Y EL
DESARROLLO LOCAL. MODELOS E IDEAS PARA LA CAPACITACION Y EL EMPLEO
Comision de Juventud de la Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo
8-10 de octubre de 2001, Montevideo, Uruguay
-Contacto: Comision de Juventud de la Intendencia Municipal de
Montevideo, Soriano 1401, Montevideo, Uruguay. TelFax: (5982)
901.36.94 / 903.04.42 / 903.19.80
(comjuv@adinet.com.uy)
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B) CURSOS

CURSO DE LIDERAZGO
Fundacion Novum Millenium; Scientia
-Descripcion: El curso tiene como principales objetivos los
siguientes: Vincular autoestima y calidad de gestion, a nivel
personal e institucional; Analizar informacion sobre el poder de
la autoestima; Valorar el cuidado de la persona y la cultura del
otro como base del proyecto; Reflexionar sobre los valores que
constituyen la trama de la gestion inteligente; Producir un grupo
de instrumentos de calificacion.
Fecha: 13, 20 y 27 de junio de 2001
-Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contacto: Lic. Constanza Mazzina, Fundacion Novum Millenium,
Junin 234, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Telf: (5411)
49.54.00.27 int. 115
(mazzina@novum-millenium.org.ar scientia@infovia.com.ar)

CURSO A DISTANCIA GESTION DE PROYECTOS DE COOPERACION AL DESARROLLO
Progesti@, Promocion y Gestion Educativa y Social; Sociedad
Cooperativa de Iniciativa Social
-Descripcion: El Curso pretende por una parte responder a las
necesidades de informacion, estableciendo las estrategias y
habilidades metodologicas tendentes a la obtencion de informacion
especifica. En igual medida se trata de conocer las estructuras
de organizacion existentes en la Union Europea y en Espan'a,
tanto a nivel central como de Comunidades Autonomas, con el fin
de establecer modos de acceder a las diversas convocatorias que
se formulan cada an'o. Se tratara de establecer las condiciones
de Elaboracion, Planificacion y Gestion de Proyectos de
Intervencion Social y/o Educativa con el fin de responder a las
exigencias, cada vez mas estrictas de justificacion tanto a nivel
de resultados, como de gestion economica. Finalmente, se ofrecera
la posibilidad de establecer convenios de colaboracion orientados
a la gestion en Europa de la presentacion de Proyectos de
Desarrollo de caracter local.
-Fecha de inicio: 18 de junio de 2001
-Duracion: 120 horas
-Contacto: Javier Reyes Tapia, Progesti@, Promocion y Gestion
Educativo Social, Pza Libertad 5, 2º 47002 Valladolid, Espan'a
Telf: (3483) 20.80.30, Fax: (3483) 20.82.77
(progestia@progestia.com)
http://www.progestia.com

XIX CURSO INTERDISCIPLINARIO EN DERECHOS HUMANOS: PARTICIPACION POLITICA

Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH)
-Descripcion: El curso es un espacio interdisciplinario de
caracter academico que permite el encuentro de los mas diversos
sectores, incluso antagonicos, para la discusion academica basada
en los principios de tolerancia, la no discriminacion y la
libertad de expresion en un ambiente democratico. El IIDH
reconoce la independencia entre derechos humanos y democracia,
y sostiene que la Participacion Politica como derecho efectivo
solo es posible en un sistema democratico representativo,
participativo e inclusivo.
-Fecha: 18-29 de junio de 2001
-Lugar: San Jose, Costa Rica
-Contacto: Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH),
Apartado 10.081-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica, Telf: (506) 234.04.04
/ 234.04.05 Fax: (506) 234.09.55
(c.interdisciplinario@iidh.ed.cr)
http://www.iidh.ed.cr

CORSO DI FORMAZIONE SUPERIORE IN DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE
Centro Di Ricerca e Formazione sul Diritto Constituzionale
Comparato, Universita' di Siena
-Descripcion: Il Corso di formazione superiore è rivolto a
giovani studiosi e ricercatori, italiani e stranieri, che sono
interessati a migliorare il metodo giuridico proprio del diritto
pubblico e ad approfondire i fondamentali istituti della scienza
giuridica, grazie all'apporto di alcuni dei piu autorevoli
studiosi della disciplina. Le diverse tematiche che saranno
approfondite in occasione di questo Corso superiore sono: *
l'interpretazione giuridica; * il sistema costituzionale delle
fonti; * il metodo della comparazione; * i modelli teorici e le
specificità dei singoli ordinamenti. I diversi temi di
approfondimento avranno, comunque, un unico filo conduttore
tematico rappresentato da: La legge costituzionale di riforma
dell'articolazione territoriale della Repubblica italiana.
-Fecha:11-14 de septiembre de 2001
-Lugar:Siena, Italia
-Contacto: Centro di Ricerca e Formazione sul Diritto
Costituzionale Comparato, Universita di Siena Piazza S.
Francesco, 7 53100 Siena, Italia. Telf: (39577) 23.26.78, Fax:
(39577) 23.26.75
(comparato@unisi.it)
http://www.unisi.it/ricerca/dip/dir_eco/COMPARATO/scheda.doc
http://www.unisi.it/ricerca/dipart/dir_eco/COMPARATO/comparato.html

CURSO SOBRE TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y LAS COMUNICACIONES EN LA
ADMINISTRACION PUBLICA
Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP), Alcala de
Henares, Espan'a
-Descripcion: El curso tiene como objetivo proporcionar los
conocimientos generales sobre posibilidades tecnologicas
disponibles tanto en hardware como software, asi como aquellos
especificos acerca de las soluciones presentes en el mercado para
aplicar a los problemas concretos de la Administracion Publica.
El curso se dirige a: funcionarios y personal relacionado con las
Administraciones Publicas, que precisen el conocimiento de esta
materia para la consecucion de sus objetivos. Es necesario un
conocimiento previo de nivel medio sobre Informatica aplicada.
-Duracion: febrero a mayo de 2002
-Contacto: Fernando Ceron, INAP, Espan'a
(fernando.ceron@inap.map.es)

CURSO DE GOBERNABILIDAD Y DESARROLLO INSTITUCIONAL
Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP), Alcala de
Henares, Espan'a
-Descripcion: El curso pone a la disposicion de los participantes
el conocimiento de tecnicas y herramientas basicas para articular
un marco institucional que permita a las administraciones
publicas cumplir sus objetivos, con especial referencia a los
procesos de profesionalizacion de funcion publica. Este curso
esta dirigido a: funcionarios superiores y gerentes que
desarrollan su actividad o esten interesados en este campo de la
actividad administrativa.
-Duracion: febrero a mayo de 2002
-Contacto: Fernando Ceron, INAP, Espan'a
(fernando.ceron@inap.map.es)

CURSO DE ADMINISTRACION ESPAN'OLA: LAS NUEVAS POLITICAS PUBLICAS
Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP), Madrid,
Espan'a
-Descripcion: El curso tiene por objetivo dar a conocer el marco
juridico y la experiencia de la Administracion Publica Espan'ola
en su contexto de descentralizacion politica.
-Duracion: febrero a abril de 2002
-Contacto: Fernando Ceron, INAP, Espan'a
(fernando.ceron@inap.map.es)
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C) NOVEDADES ON LINE

UNPAN - THE GLOBAL ONLINE NETWORK ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE:
http://www.unpan.org The UNPAN online network serves as a portal
for public administration which is the only one such network in
the world today. While its immediate objective is to establish
an electronic platform linking related regional and national
institutions online for information exchange, experience sharing
and on-the-job training in the area of public sector policy and
management, its long-term objective is to build capacity, bridge
the digital divide between the rich and the poor, and promote
South-South cooperation of these regional and national
institutions to access, process and disseminate relevant
information via up-to-date ICTs for the promotion of better
public administration. UNPAN provides five major services, which
include information, training, technical advice, conferences and
worldwide directories, focusing on public economic policy,
governance and institutional building, civil service and public
sector reform, management innovation and development and public
finance.
-Contacto: Ms. Haiyan Qian, Chief Information and Networking Unit
and UNPAN Manager (qianh@un.org).

THE VIRTUAL POLICY STUDIO ON URBAN GOVERNANCE (TUGI-VPS):
http://cebe.cf.ac.uk/tugi/ The TUGI-VPS is an interactive
Internet -based platform for discussion and debate and exchange
of experiences between various stakeholders on urban governance
and other urban issues. It is an online resource facility that
offers online resource, discussion room, online expertise on
various urban issues and a networking room. It allows you to
express your views and ideas at the same time broaden your
perspective by being part of a global community working on urban
governance and other urban issues.
--------------------------------------------------------------
D) CONVOCATORIAS

CONVOCATORIA DE ABSTRACTS Y PONENCIAS PARA EL II ENCUENTRO DE
INVESTIGADORES LATINOAMERICANOS
Comite Regional Latinoamericano; Alianza Cooperativa
Internacional (ACI)
-Descripcion: El encuentro debera estimular la reflexion de los
investigadores en torno a ejes tematicos que contemplen las
particularidades del cooperativismo en la region a fin de generar
un debate critico. Los ejes tematicos propuestos son:
Cooperativas y desarrollo local; Comportamiento organizacional
de las cooperativas; Perfiles del cooperativismo en America
Latina; Legislacion, jurisprudencia y aspectos contables.
-Fecha limite para la recepcion de abstracts: 31 de mayo de 2001
-Fecha limite para la recepcion de ponencias aprobadas: 31 de
julio de 2001
-Fecha del evento: 10-11 de septiembre de 2001
-Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contacto: Mirta Vuotto, Coordinadora Regional, Secretaria de la
Coordinacion del Comite Regional, Facultad de Ciencias
Economicas, Centro de Estudios de Sociologia del Trabajo,
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Av. Cordoba 2120 (1120), Ciudad de
Buenos Aires, Argentina. TelFax: (5411) 43.70.61.61
(cesot@econ.uba.ar)

CALL FOR PAPERS: SIXTH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC
MANAGEMENT
University of Edinburgh
-Descripcion: Paper submissions on all aspects of public
management and social/public policy are invited. Paper proposals
are invited which address a key theme in the theory or practice
of public management. They are particularly encouraged in the
following areas: * Public management and governance; *
Government, business and the non-profit sector in partnership;
* Regionalisation and subsidiarity; * Public management social
inclusion and the social economy; * Development and critique of
the 'new public management' paradigm; * Performance management;
* Democratic control and accountability; * Policy formulation and
implementation; * The non-profit sector and public services; *
Markets, competition and the management of plural public
services, and public services management in practice - skills and
applications.
-Fecha limite para la recepcion de abstracts: 9 de julio de 2001
-Fecha del evento: 8-10 de abril de 2002
-Lugar: Escocia, Reino Unido
-Contacto: Stephen P. Osborne, Professor of Public Management,
Director of the Research Degrees Programme, Aston Business
School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK. Telf: (44121)
359.30.11 ext. 4599, Fax: (44121) 333.56.20
(s.p.osborne@aston.ac.uk)
http://psm.abs.aston.ac.uk/fevents.html
--------------------------------------------------------------
E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

NOTICIAS DE FUNPADEM, Gacetilla No. 34 (Mayo 2001)
Fundacion del Servicio Exterior para la Paz y la Democracia,
Costa Rica
-Contacto: Djenane Villanueva, Unidad de Relaciones Externas de
FUNPADEM, Apartado Postal 12835 - 1000 San Jose, Costa Rica.
Telf: (506) 283.94.35, Fax: (506) 283.94.78
(dvillanueva@funpadem.com)

VECINET NOTICIAS
Autogestion Vecinal, Uruguay
-Suscripcion: (vecinet@chasque.apc.org)
-Contacto: Guillermo Font (guifont@chasque.apc.org)
http://www.chasque.apc.org/guifont

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Fecha - 19-05-01
Nombre: Axel Dorsht
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Announcement

IHCMD Online Program

Sustaining Human Existence in Changing Conditions,
Human Mental Existence and
Human Conceptual and Mental Development

Setting the Conceptual and Mental Conditions beyond
Religion, Philosophy and Science


Starting June 1, 2001


The Institute for Human Conceptual and Mental Development (IHCMD) is
presenting a free Online Program on Sustaining Human Existence, Changing
Conditions, Human Mental Existence and Human Conceptual and Mental
Development: Setting the Conceptual and Mental Conditions beyond Religion,
Philosophy and Science. The focus of the Program are human existence and
human development, persisting and growing human, social and environmental
problems and difficulties we face today globally, individually, as
societies and as a species, their nature and causes, answers and solutions.

The Program presents an alternative path of human development, an
alternative to continuing on the path of material-scientific-technological
development or returning to earlier theist-religious beliefs, values,
traditions and practices. Human existence and human development, problems
and difficulties are considered at a more fundamental level, in more
detailed, in-depth, differentiated and related ways. They are considered at
the level of human mental existence and human conceptual and mental
development. Problems and difficulties are considered, in the first
instance, in terms of demands and challenges of human mental existence and
limits and shortcomings in human conceptual and mental development. Answers
and solutions are considered in terms of the direction that we need to take
in human conceptual and mental development, the understanding, mental
skills and practices we must develop.

The Program will consider the fundamental nature and conditions, demands
and challenges of human mental existence and human conceptual and mental
development. It considers the historical path and direction of human
conceptual and mental self-development through the ages that has taken the
human species to where we find ourselves today. How today we understand and
manage human existence and human development, the understanding and the
mental skills and practices we develop and on which we rely, their limits,
shortcomings and problematic human, social and ecological results and
consequences. The Program, moreover, considers the direction in human
conceptual and mental development we need to take, individually and as a
species, to address to problems, difficulties and challenges we face;
understand and manage human existence and development in changing
conditions; sustain an expanding global human population in equitable ways
in narrowing natural parameters on the finite and limited natural material
resources base of the Earth within the boundaries and limits set by nature;
and not contribute further to the premature demise in the long term of the
human species at its own hands.

The Program consists of the presentation, consideration and discussion of a
series of discussion papers on two separate mailing lists. List 1 will be
for posting Program papers and raising questions of clarification with the
Program host about the issues raised and view presented in the Program
papers. List 2 will be for discussion of the issues with other participants.

The IHCMD Online Program is free of charge and there are no prerequisites
to participate. Participating requires nothing more than an open mind and
to subscribe to the appropriate Program List. For details and subscription
information, please go to the IHCMD web page at http://ihcmd.go.to, Online
Program 2001. For assistance or questions you may have about the Program,
please contact the Program host, Dr. Axel Dorscht, at .


Axel Dorscht
Program Host

__________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Axel Dorscht, Head | Institute for Human Conceptual
Tel: (613) 233-8354 | and Mental Development (IHCMD)
E-mail: ab097@ncf.ca | 9 Second Avenue, Suite 2
Website: http://go.to/ihcmd | Ottawa, ON K1S 2H2 Canada

Fecha - 04-05-01
Nombre: Mercedes Mezzanotte
Email: mezzanotte_ar@hotmail.com
Comentarios: Comentarios: Desearia poder recibir informacion acerca de trabajos sobre Redes Sociales o ciudadanas sustentadas a traves de tecnologias en informacion y comunicacion.TIC.
Desde ya muchas gracias y espero una pronta respuesta
Fecha - 04-05-01
Nombre: Redmuni
Comentarios: Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset
Fundación Universidad Carlos III

CURSO DE VERANO

EL CONTROL DE LOS PODERES PÚBLICOS:

TEORÍA Y PRÁCTICA

MADRID

2001

PRESENTACIÓN

El presente curso de verano tiene por objeto dar una visión, amplia y multidisciplinar, de la importancia que para un Estado de Derecho tiene la sumisión de la actividad pública a los requisitos del Ordenamiento Jurídico.

DIRECCIÓN ACADÉMICA

El presente curso estará dirigido por el Dr. Tomás de la Quadra Salcedo Fernández del Castillo, Catedrático del Departamento de Derecho Público del Estado de la Universidad Carlos III; Profesor del Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset; Ex-Ministro de España, y miembro del Consejo de Estado.

OBJETIVOS

Exponer cuáles son los mecanismos de control que permiten garantizar que los Poderes Públicos actúan dentro de los márgenes autorizados por la Ley.

Trabajar sobre los procedimientos correctores de las posibles actividades que se desarrollen de forma no ajustada a Derecho.

DESTINATARIOS

El carácter multidisciplinar de este curso se verá reflejado también en la riqueza de la variedad de sus posibles participantes

Profesores, investigadores y estudiantes de doctorado
Funcionarios públicos y profesionales que prestan sus servicios en los tres niveles de gobierno del Sector Público
Profesionales que prestan sus servicios en el Sector Privado, pero que desarrollan actividades relacionadas con las administraciones públicas, con la Administración de Justicia o con las Cámaras parlamentarias.
Personas que han acabado sus estudios universitarios y quieren enriquecer su curriculum y especializarse en estas materias.
Alumnos de último año de licenciatura que quieren orientar su futuro profesional en ámbitos relacionados con estas materias.



PROGRAMA



EL CONTROL POLÍTICO

Lo político tiende a ser parte involucrada como actor y también como sujeto paciente.

El sistema parlamentario y su capacidad como instrumento regulador.
Los problemas de corrupción: pautas para una auténtica promoción de la ética pública.



EL CONTROL JURISDICCIONAL
Se estudiarán los aspectos prácticos referidos a:

Los órdenes jurisdiccionales y su función.
El derecho constitucional de los ciudadanos a la tutela judicial efectiva frente a los Poderes Públicos.



EL CONTROL DE LA ACTIVIDAD ECONÓMICO-FINANCIERA

Conocer la importancia de los mecanismos de control del gasto público:

El Control interno y externo de la actividad económico-financiera del Sector Público: órganos, objetivos y procedimientos.
El papel de las auditorías públicas y privadas



OPINIÓN PÚBLICA Y SOCIEDAD CIVIL

La influencia de la llamada Opinión pública como representación de la voz de la ciudadanía

El Cuarto Poder: la prensa y su papel como creador de opinión y de presión.
Los mecanismos de participación de la sociedad civil en el Estado democrático.
Los cauces de la cooperación; ONGes y el impulso del ciudadano como individuo.



MESAS REDONDAS

Aparte de los debates diarios sobre las cuestiones tratadas en cada tema concreto, habrá un día especial con una mesa redonda donde intervendrán profesionales de reconocido prestigio en los diferentes órganos o instituciones tratados.

Dicha mesa redonda será de carácter transversal, de manera que puedan participar de forma abierta tanto los ponentes, como los participantes







FECHAS

Del 16 de julio al 20 de julio inclusive, de 2001.

COSTO

El coste la matrícula, con alojamiento en la residencia "Antonio Machado" en el mismo Campus, será de 1.700 $

Dentro de la matrícula se incluye:

Docencia
Material didáctico
Alojamiento
Manutención
Desplazamientos Aeropuerto – Campus – Aeropuerto



INSCRIPCIÓN
Hasta el 29 de junio de 2001. Las solicitudes de inscripción deberán acompañarse de un primer pago de matrícula del 50%, sirviendo este pago como reserva de plaza.

El monto total de la matrícula habrá de hacerse efectiva antes del inicio del curso.

INFORMACIÓN ADICIONAL

El lunes, tras la inauguración e introducción del curso, se presentará a los docentes, y se entregará la documentación, acompañado todo ello de un vino español.

Los horarios del curso serán: las mañanas de 10 a 14 horas, con una pausa para el café. Por las tardes, de 16 a 18 horas.

El viernes, se clausurará el curso con la entrega de los diplomas de participación y asistencia, y un ágape informal de despedida.

INFORMACIÓN Y CONSULTAS

Para mayor información, favor de dirigirse a las siguientes direcciones:

FUNDACIÓN JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Departamento de Gestión y Comunicación

C/ Fortuny 53, 28010 Madrid

Tel: (+34) 91 700 41

Fax: (+34) 91 700 41 23

fogestio@accessnet.es

FUNDACIÓN UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III

Servicio de Extensión Universitaria

Avda. de la Universidad, 30 28911 Leganés (Madrid)

Tel: (+34) 91 624 90 95

Fax: (+34) 91 624 91 47

cursosextension@fund.uc3m.es

Con la colaboración de la

Fundación Sabadell

Gestión y recaudación de ingresos municipales

Miguel Calabria
Director
Departamento de Gestion y Comunicacion
Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset
Fortuny, 53
E-28010 Madrid
Tf.: 34 91 700 41 19
Fax: 34 91 700 41 23
http://www.ortegaygasset.edu

Fecha - 04-05-01
Nombre: Antonio Arellano
Comentarios: Original Message -------- Asunto: ALAS XXIII, Innovacion tecnologica y sociedad
Fecha: Thu, 3 May 2001 16:02:21 -0300
De: "Ester Schiavo"
Responder a: "Ester Schiavo"
A: Red de Centros Académicos
Estimados colegas:Agradezco la difusion de la siguiente convocatoria.Cordialmente.Ester Schiavo

XXIII CONGRESO DE LA ASOCIACIÓN LATINOAMERICANA (ALAS)
Comisión de Trabajo: Innovación tecnológica y sociedad
Antigua Guatemala, República de Guatemala
29 de octubre y el 2 de noviembre del 2001
En las últimas décadas, la innovación científica y tecnológica se ha acelerado y engendrado transformaciones significativas en las condiciones materiales de vida, en la reproducción social, en la percepción e intrumentalización de la naturaleza y, de manera especial, en la capacidad técnica que ubica al hombre en el umbral de su propia modificación genética.
Los estudios de la innovación aportan elementos para mejorar la comprehensión de las dimensiones social, material y simbólica en las que se despliega el fenómeno tecnocientífico. Se estudia cómo la innovación produce nuevos elementos teórico-metodológicos que permiten a los colectivos e individuos hablar intersubjetivamente del mundo. Cómo ella proporciona los artefactos para la reproducción material de la sociedad; y, finalmente, cómo recrea las relaciones entre los actores sociales e institucionales de la sociedad contemporánea y entre los actores y la naturaleza.
Algunas de las cuestiones que proponemos explorar en esta comisión de trabajo son las siguientes: ¿Cuáles son las nuevas formas de socialización en los espacios de relación facilitados por las nuevas tecnologías? ¿Qué nuevas fragmentaciones sociales se crean?¿Cómo narra la gente sus mundos tecnológicos (maquinas, cuerpos reinventados, naturalezas modificadas) y cómo las instituciones se reorganizan a partir de las nuevas tecnologías? ¿Cómo se organizan las comunidades de científicos e ingenieros para producir hechos científicos y tecnología? ¿Cómo se transfieren, adoptan y adaptan los resultados de la tecnociencia? ¿Cómo inciden en el desarrollo social en América Latina? Y finalmente, ¿Cómo se está estudiando, desde la sociología latinoamericana, la interfase entre innovación tecnológica y sociedad?
Estas cuestiones nos llevan a explorar fenómenos como Internet, las biotecnologías, el rol de las empresas de telecomunicaciones, las industrias de los nuevos materiales, la economía de la sociedad informacional, los cambios culturales, laborales y afectivos en Internet, los fenómenos de riesgo tecnológico, la democracia tecnocientífica, la globalización de los movimientos sociales facilitados por las tecnologías informacionales, las nuevas formas de educación, etc.
Ante la necesidad de comprender la sociedad de la información en la que vivimos actualmente, proponemos los siguientes ejes –no excluyentes- para la Comisión:

Informática, telecomunicaciones y sociedad. Innovaciones tecnológicas y nuevas formas de trabajo. Nuevas formas de fragmentación social. Problemas éticos. El rol de las empresas de telecomunicaciones. La economía de la sociedad informacional. Transformaciones espaciales ligadas a las innovaciones tecnológicas. Nuevos modos de vida. Tecnología y cambios culturales. Ciberespacio y sociedad: nuevas redes sociales. Los vínculos sociales, laborales y afectivos en Internet. Electrónica y control social. Democracia electrónica. Las innovaciones tecnológicas en América Latina: riesgos y oportunidades. El desarrollo y las innovaciones tecnológicas. Internet en los movimientos sociales globales. Redes electrónicas comunitarias. Las nuevas formas de educación.

Está abierto el periodo de preinscripciones de ponencias.
Las propuestas deben contener:
· Un resumen de no más de una página que contenga los objetivos, alcances y la metodología del trabajo que se propone. Se ruega usar fuente Arial 11, un espacio y medio, hoja A4.
· Un breve (no más de una página) resumen curricular que indique el grado académico, institución de adscripción y las tres últimas publicaciones.

Los Coordinadores de Comisión, previa evaluación, darán a conocer las propuestas aceptadas para la presentación en el Congreso, expidiendo una constancia a dichos postulantes. El envío oportuno de las propuestas facilitará el trabajo organizativo del evento y la realización de gestiones institucionales necesarias por parte de los participantes.

Agradecemos la divulgación de esta Convocatoria y la participación activa en el Congreso.

· Fecha límite para la presentación de abstracts: 1 de junio de 2001
· Selección y comunicación aceptación de abstracts: 1 de julio
· Fecha límite para la presentación de papers: 1 de setiembre de 2001

Conculte el sitio web http://www.udec.cl/~alas/ para tener información sobre el resto de las comisiones de trabajo y sus respectivos coordinadores así como de la propuesta temática general del Congreso

Coordinadores:

- Susana Finquelievich, Instituto Gino Germani, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
sfinquel@ciudad.com.ar

- Silvia Lago Martínez, Instituto Gino Germani, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
silvialago@ciudad.com.ar

- Ester Schiavo, Programa Prioritario de Investigación ALDEA XXI. Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina, eschiavo@unq.edu.ar

- Antonio Arellano, Centro de Estudios de la Universidad, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, aah@coatepec.uaemex.mx

Fecha - 03-05-01
Nombre: carlos A. Pérez
Comentarios: ONGs EN ACCIÖN
Abril 2.001 - Año 2 - Circular
LA SOLIDARIDAD ES PODER
Memo: 26 de octubre "Dia de la solidaridad"
____________________________________________
Si desea dejar de recibir ONGs EN ACCION, envíe en ASUNTO: CANCELAR.
Si lo hemos incomodado por favor discúlpenos
__________________________________________

Estimados señores:

La Oficina en Colombia del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para
los Derechos Humanos está buscando consultores internacionales para
desarrollar proyectos en la Defensoría del Pueblo y la Procuraduría
General de la Nación.

Mucho les agradecería se sirvan transmitir a través de su Red, los
términos de referencia que se adjunta.

Los interesados podrán enviar su hoja de vida al siguiente fax (571)
6292189 o al correo electronico cvilla@hchr.org.co con atención a Carmen
Rosa Villa, Oficial de Derechos Humanos. OACNUDH.

Muy agradecidos por su colaboración,

Carmen Rosa Villa

Oficial de Derechos Humanos
OACNUDH

Calle 114 No. 9-01 Piso 1403 Torre "A"
Tel. (571) 6292189 Fax (571) 6292190
Bogota
Colombia
Difunde: CIVICO
Asunción - Paraguay - Sur América
Tel: 595.21.221252 - E-Mail: civico@3sector.org
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MENSAJE 2
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Estimados Amigos

-Desde Costa Rica, Miriam Valverde de la Unidad Regional de
Asistencia Tecnica (RUTA) nos envia informacion sobre los
Terminos de Referencia Especialista en Pueblos Indigenas/
Desarrollo Rural/Manejo de Recursos Naturales
INFORMES: Miriam Valverde [tgamboa@ruta.org]

-Desde Ecuador, Paulina Romero de la Estacion Cientifica Charles
Darwin nos envia informacion sobre Oferta de Voluntariado para
Proyectos de la Estacion Cientifica Charles Darwin. Programa
de Monitoreo Pesquero Participativo
INFORMES: Paulina Romero [vol@fcdarwin.org.ec]

Anexamos para su conocimiento la informacion recibida.

Esperamos que este mensaje sea de utilidad.

Cordial saludo,

Liliana Rojas A.
________________________________________
Red Ecorregional para America Latina Tropical
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical. CIAT
A.A. 6713
Cali, Colombia
TE ++57 2 445 0000 Ext. 3137
Fax ++57 2 445 0073
E-mail: CIAT-REDECO@cgiar.org

________________________________________
Miriam Valverde [tgamboa@ruta.org]

Unidad Regional de Asistencia Tecnica (RUTA)
Direccion Sectorial de Desarrollo Ambiental y Social Sostenible
(Banco Mundial)
Terminos de Referencia
Especialista en Pueblos Indigenas/ Desarrollo Rural/Manejo de
Recursos Naturales

Objetivos de la Consultoria
Realizar trabajos y estudios innovadores en las areas de desarrollo
rural, manejo de recursos naturales y su vinculacion de estos con
los pueblos indigenas. De tal manera que a traves de la
sistematizacion de las lecciones aprendidas se puedan generar
instrumentos de aprendizaje en esta area para el disenio,
implementacion y monitoreo de proyectos del Banco Mundial y
otras agencias socias de RUTA

Ser un apoyo en el disenio y la creacion de mecanismos para
monitorear y evaluar los proyectos del Banco y otras agencia
socias de RUTA y su impacto en la comunidades indigenas.

Actividades del Consultor
Presentar un programa de trabajo que identifique las principales
actividades, fechas de cumplimiento, responsable y formas de
coordinacion con RUTA
Conducir y desarrollar estudios relevantes al tema.
Generar capacidad en el equipo de desarrollo social de la mision
residente en la cual trabaje para que este vincule los aspectos de
manejo de recursos naturales/desarrollo rural e indigenas en las
areas de trabajo estrategicas de la misma.
Participar y apoyar en el desarrollo de tallares de capacitacion
para personas interesadas en el tema dentro del Banco Mundial,
otras multilaterales, y/o organizaciones no-gubernamentales.
Realizar un diagnostico de necesidades de capacitacion en
manejo de recursos naturales/desarrollo rural, orientado hacia
la ensenianza y aprendizaje de hombres y mujeres indigenas
lideres de comunidades.
Elaborar y coordinar la ejecucion de un plan de capacitacion de
acuerdo al diagnostico realizado.
Poner en practica el sistema de monitoreo y evaluacion para
comunidades indigenas a realizarse.
Evaluar este sistema.
Involucrarse activamente en los proyectos que tengan que ver
con comunidades indigenas dentro de la mision residente y
evaluar su desempenio respecto a manejo de recursos
naturales/desarrollo rural.
Colaborar/realizar investigaciones de que se esta haciendo en
el pais con respecto al tema.
Productos Esperados: Los productos esperados estaran en funcion
del programa de trabajo y seran acordados con RUTA para su
seguimiento.
Estudios innovadores en el area combinada de manejo de recursos
naturales/desarrollo rural y comunidades indigenas.
Informes y evaluaciones de las capacitaciones impartidas tanto a
funcionarios de distintas organizaciones como a lideres indigenas.
Diagnostico de necesidades de capacitacion en manejo de recursos
naturales/desarrollo rural para hombres y mujeres indigenas lideres
de comunidades.
Plan de capacitacion que responda a las necesidades identificadas
en el diagnostico.
Evaluacion del sistema de monitoreo y evaluacion para comunidades
Indigenas.
Informes de misiones de identificacion, formulacion y evaluacion de
proyectos del Banco Mundial, con recomendaciones cualitativas y
cuantitativas, que permitan evaluar la posterior la incorporacion de
la dimension de manejo de recursos naturales/desarrollo rural y
etnias en las actividades de los mismos.
Estudio de distintas experiencias con manejo de recursos
naturales/desarrollo rural y pueblos indigenas que se esten dando
en el pais.
Requisitos del Consultor(a):
El consultor (a) tendrw las siguientes calificaciones:
Educacion en antropologia, sociologia, desarrollo rural y/o
biodiversidad, con un grado minimo de licenciatura.
Un minimo de cinco anios de experiencia demostrada de trabajos
con grupos indigenas y manejo de recursos naturales/desarrollo
rural.
Experiencia en disenio y ejecucion de programas y metodologias
de capacitacion, vinculadas con el tema de la consultoria.
Disenio de diagnosticos.
Disenio y ejecucion de mecanismos para monitoriar y evaluar
proyectos.
Preparacion de estudios y trabajos que involucren el tema indigena/
recursos naturales/ desarrollo rural.
Habilidades para capacitar.
Experiencia en genero.
Estar dispuesto a residir en Honduras y tener disponibilidad para
viajar por la region.
Hablar y escribir el espaniol con fluidez y al igual que una lengua
Indigena y capacidad para leer y escribir en ingles.
Supervision
La supervision general estara a cargo del encargado del Proyecto,
Jorge Uquillas, y de la coordinadora del fideicomiso, Carla Avellan,
ambos en Washington, D.C.
El desarrollo de las actividades de campo y coordinacion estara
supervisado por el Proyecto RUTA bajo la responsabilidad del senior
Juan Martinez, especialista en asuntos sociales y pueblos indigenas.
Residencia del Consultor
Estara ubicado físicamente en la Mision Residente del Banco Mundial
de Honduras, pero tendra disponibilidad para viajar a diversos paises
de acuerdo a las necesidades del Proyecto.
Duracion de la Consultoria
Se contratara por 12 meses. El periodo de la contratacion podra
extenderse hasta 24 meses, dependiendo de su desempenio.
Envio de C.V.
Se recibiran curriculum hasta el 26 de abril del 2001, en la oficina
regional de RUTA, fax numero (506) 2226556 dirigida a Miriam
Valverde y al correo tgamboa@ruta.org , con
copia
a
M.Valverde1@costarricense.com
_______________________________________________
Paulina Romero [vol@fcdarwin.org.ec]
Oferta de Voluntariado para Proyectos de la
Estacion Cientifica Charles Darwin

Programa: Programa de Monitoreo Pesquero Participativo
Duracion: 1-2 meses
Desde: Mayo del 2001 (fecha por confirmar)
No. Estudiantes: 10

Requisitos:
Estudiante de anios superiores o graduado en Tecnologia pesquera,
Biologia Marina, Acuicultura o carreras afines
Experiencia de trabajo a bordo de embarcaciones pesqueras, en
Programas de Observadores o Investigaciones Pesqueras.
Aptitudes para desarrollar actividades multidisciplinarias y en
equipo
Alto interes y dedicacion para la conservacion
Experiencia en trabajos con el sector pesquero
Facilidad para interpretar y difundir la informacion de manera
equilibrada
Conocimientos basico en Programas de computacion
(windows, access, word, excel, etc)

Preferencias
Haber trabajado en programas de investigación pesquera en
Galapagos
Experiencia en buceo autonomo SCUBA (con licencia )
Experiencia en trabajos que involucren investigacion
tecnico-cientifico.
Principales responsabilidades:
Participar principalmente en la recoleccion de datos e informacion
de campo para el Programa de Monitoreo Pesquero (PMP).
Colaborar en los otros diferentes programas de Investigacion que
se desarrollan en el Area de Investigaciones Marinas, para los
cuales se requiera de su participacion
Elaboracion de un informe tecnico referente a su campo de trabajo
al final de su voluntariado.
Registro de parametros abioticos en su programa de desarrollo
Participar en la realizacion de cursos, seminarios, talleres y otras
actividades que tiendan a capacitar
Ayudar al buen funcionamiento del laboratorio marino y mantener
en buenas condiciones los materiales y equipos que esten a su
cargo

Financiamiento:
El Voluntario formara parte de la comunidad cientifica de la ECCD;
tendra acceso a la biblioteca, centro de computo, colecciones de
referencia, conferencias dictadas por cientificos visitantes,
contacto con personal cientifico nacional y extranjero, y
participacion en cursos y cursillos de capacitacion.

El Voluntariado tendra una duracion de 2-3 meses. Desde su inicio
recibira alimentacion, alojamiento, un seguro de accidentes
personales, un estipendio mensual para gastos personales y los
pasajes aereos al inicio y al termino de la investigacion Ademas
se le dotara del equipo de campo necesario para desarrollar sus
actividades.
Una vez recibida su aplicacion la ECCD hara la evaluacion de las
solicitudes y notificara los resultados.

Nota: Las carpetas para estas aplicaciones se receptaran maximo
hasta el 30 de abril del 2001, Los postulantes pueden enviar sus
datos, via correo electronico a las siguientes direcciones:
vol@fcdarwin.org.ec , eduesp@fcdarwin.org.ec
,

Los interesados deben enviar una ficha de aplicacion
(y sus anexos) a la Estacion Cientifica Charles Darwin a Galapagos
directamente o: en Quito, a traves de la oficina de la Fundacion
Charles Darwin (FCD): REF. PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIOS Y
BECARIOS ECCD, Av. 6 de Diciembre 4757 y Pasaje California,
Casilla 17-01-3891, Quito. En Guayaquil: a traves del Centro de
Informacion de la ECCD ubicado en la Universidad de Guayaquil
(las fichas de aplicacion estan disponibles en las oficinas de la
FCD o en el Centro de Informacion de la Universidad de Guayaquil


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Fecha - 03-05-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 28)
Al 02 de mayo de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) CONVOCATORIAS
D) PUBLICACIONES
E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
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A) EVENTOS

CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL MUNICIPIO Y SERVICIOS PUBLICOS
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
9-12 de mayo de 2001, Cordoba, Argentina
Secretaria de Extension, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Av.
Velez Sarsfield 1601, Pabellon Ingenieria,Ciudad Universitaria,
Cordoba, Argentina. Telf: (54 351) 433.44.13/38
(secext@com.uncor.edu)

CONFERENCIA REGIONAL DEL BANCO MUNDIAL PARA AMERICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE
EN REFORMA JUDICIAL
Oficina Regional del Banco Mundial para America Latina y el
Caribe; Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) de
Mexico
10-12 de mayo del 2001, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
-Descripcion: La Conferencia reunira a expertos regionales e
internacionales en temas de reforma judicial. Las presentaciones
de los expertos seran discutidas por representantes de los
Tribunales Supremos, Consejos de la Judicatura, ONG's e
Institutos de Investigacion de la region. Las exposiciones
versaran sobre la denominada "segunda generacion de reformas
judiciales", es decir, aquellas que dejan a un lado el tema de
la independencia judicial y centran su atencion en los retos del
disen'o de politicas para mejorar la distribucion y oferta de
servicios judiciales ante los problemas de limitaciones
presupuestarias y crecimiento acelerado de cargas de trabajo en
los tribunales. Asimismo, se discutiran las recientes tendencias
en Europa (entre ellas la reciente Reforma Woolf), en los Estados
Unidos y en otros paises del mundo industrializado. Esta
Conferencia sera un preludio para la Conferencia Global de
Reformas Legales y Judiciales del Banco Mundial a realizarse en
San Petersburgo, Rusia, en julio de 2001.
-Contactos: Linn Hammergren, World Bank
1818 H St N.W, Washington D.C 20433, USA. Telf: 202.473.2975,
Fax: 202.522.3133
(lhammergren@worldbank.org)
Reyes Rodriguez, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas
(CIDE)
Carretera Mexico-Toluca Num. 3655, Lomas de Santa Fe, C. P.
01210, Mexico, D. F.
Telf: 727.98.25, 727.98.24, 727.98.23, 727.98.00, exts. 2229 y
2248
Fax: 57.27.98.73; 52.92.13.02
(reyes.rodriguez@cide.edu)
http://www.cide.mx/Conf-BM/index.htm
Layda Negrete, Division de Administracion Publica, Centro de
Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE)
Telf: 57.27.98.00 ext.2233
(layda.negrete@cide.edu)
http://www.cide.mx/Conf-BM/index.htm

SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL "PRODUCCION SOCIAL DEL HABITAT: EL CAPITAL DE LA
GENTE VERSUS LA MISERIA DEL CAPITAL"
Secretaria Latinoamericana de la Vivienda Popular (SELVIP);
Federacion Uruguaya de Cooperativas de Vivienda por Ayuda Mutua
(FUCVAM); Coalision Internacional del Habitat (HIC)
1-5 de octubre de 2001, Montevidio, Uruguay
-Descripcion: El Seminario se propone examinar el estado de
situacion de las politicas de produccion social del habitat a la
luz de las luchas populares de resistencia a las medidas
neoliberales de exclusion y aumento de la pobreza desarrolladas
a lo largo de las ultimas decadas en el continente. Se pondra
especial enfasis en los procesos organizativos exitosos de los
habitantes y la conformacion de redes y alianzas en procura de
alternativas a la crisis, contruccion de ciudadania,
participacion del Estado, mecanismos como la ayuda mutua,
carteras de tierra, sistemas de tenencia, fondos de creditos y
subsidios seran considerados con especial interes.
-Contacto: Federacion Uruguaya de Cooperativas de Vivienda por
Ayuda Mutua (FUCVAM)
(fucvam@chasque.apc.org)
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B) CURSOS

DIPLOMADO VIRTUAL EN TELEDUMATICA
Institucion de Educacion Superior de Medellin, Colombia
(ESCOLME)
-Descripcion: Este curso surge como una respuesta a la creciente
necesidad de formar docentes, maestros y educadores para asumir
los retos de los nuevos escenarios educativos en Iberoamerica.
-Fecha de inicio: 7 de mayo de 2001
-Contacto: Maestra Glenny Maria Gonzales, Coordinadora del
Diplomado
Telf: (574) 411.02.70, (574) 216.17.00, Fax: (574) 412.75.92
(teledumatica@netscape.net)
http://www.rleditorial.com/teledumat.htm

MAESTRIA EN ADMINISTRACION Y GERENCIA PUBLICA
Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP), Alcala de
Henares, Espan'a
-Descripcion: Este curso tiene como principal objetivo ofrecer
una vision amplia y pormenorizada de los conocimientos teoricos
y practicos relativos a la Administracion y a la Gerencia
Publica, dotando a los participantes de una alta capacidad de
analisis sobre los distintos aspectos de la gestion del Sector
Publico. El curso esta dirigido a personas que ocupan cargos de
responsabilidad en el sector publico con titulacion universitaria
superior. Se requiere un conocimiento previo de los fundamentos
teoricos sobre la Administracion Publica y el Derecho Publico.
-Duracion: octubre 2001 a julio 2003
-Contacto: Fernando Ceron, INAP, Espan'a
(fernando.ceron@inap.map.es)

POSTGRADO EN ADMINISTRACION PUBLICA
Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP), Madrid,
Espan'a
-Descripcion: El objetivo de este curso es ofrecer un conjunto
de conocimientos teoricos y practicos relativos a la gestion
publica y la insercion en una nueva cultura administrativa.
Formar profesionales con capacidad de analisis sobre los
distintos aspectos de la gestion del Sector Publico. Si bien esta
dirigido a licenciados universitarios e ingenieros superiores
espan'oles con interes en especializarse dentro del ambito de la
gestion publica, se reserva un numero determinado de plazas para
alumnos extranjeros.
-Duracion: noviembre 2001 a julio de 2002
-Contacto: Fernando Ceron, INAP, Espan'a
(fernando.ceron@inap.map.es)

MAESTRIA EN DIRECCION Y GESTION PUBLICA LOCAL
Instituto Zuliano de Estudios Politicos, Economicos y Sociales
(IZEPES), Maracaibo, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela
-Descripcion: Tiene como principal objetivo contribuir a mejorar
las condiciones basicas de gestion, administracion,
institucionalizacion y participacion democratica en los
municipios de Iberoamerica, multiplicando para ello, los
intercambios de conocimientos, de experiencias y de tecnicas. Los
destinatarios de este programa son cargos electos, directivos y
funcionarios de alto nivel al servicio de las entidades locales
iberoamericanas e instituciones que reunan los requisitos de
titulacion establecidos o alternativamente, acrediten una
experiencia minima y una responsabilidad en la gestion de
gobiernos locales. Esta maestria cuenta con los auspicios de la
Union Iberoamericana de Municipalistas (UIM), Universidad Carlos
III de Madrid, Espan'a, Centro de Estudios Municipales y
Cooperacion Internacional (CEMCI).
-Fecha limite del proceso de seleccion: 15 de mayo de 2001
-Duracion: 500 horas academicas
-Contacto: Instituto Zuliano de Estudios Politicos, Economicos
y Sociales (IZEPES), Av. 18 entre Calles 77 y 78, Edif. Lieja,
1er. piso, Maracaibo, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela
Telf: (061)83.17.58/2031, Fax: (061)83.20.31
(izepes@iamnet.com)

PROGRAMA DE FORMACION PARA GERENTES PUBLICOS LOCALES
Instituto Zuliano de Estudios Politicos, Economicos y Sociales
(IZEPES), Maracaibo, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela
-Descripcion: Tiene por objetivo facilitar a los participantes
un conjunto de tecnicas, instrumentos, metodos y teoria en las
diversas areas de la administracion municipal, de forma tal que
coadyuven en la ejecucion de una gestion de gobierno mas
eficiente, efectiva y eficaz en beneficio de la comunidad. Este
programa esta dirigido a los Alcaldes, Directores Municipales,
Dirigentes Politicos, Asesores Municipales y Profesionales que
se desempen'en en la Administracion Publica Local. Este programa
cuenta con el auspicio de la Universidad del Zulia (LUZ).
-Fecha de inicio: 1ro. de junio de 2001
-Duracion: 204 horas academicas
-Contacto: Instituto Zuliano de Estudios Politicos, Economicos
y Sociales (IZEPES), Av. 18 entre Calles 77 y 78, Edif. Lieja,
1er. piso, Maracaibo, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela
Telf: (061)83.17.58/2031, Fax: (061)83.20.31
(izepes@iamnet.com)
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C) CONVOCATORIAS

CONVOCATORIA DE RESUMENES PARA LAS II JORNADAS AUSTRALES
INTERDISCIPLINARIAS "MUJER Y DESARROLLO: CONSTRUYENDO EL DERECHO A LA
IGUALDAD"
Universidad Austral de Chile
-Descripcion: Estas jornadas tienen como objetivos proporcionar
un espacio para la reflexion, discusion y analisis de informacion
disponible sobre avances en la incorporacion de la dimension de
genero en el ambito de las politicas publicas, investigacion y
formacion de recursos; plantear nuevos desafios y tareas
especificas para producir los cambios que permitan a la mujer,
desde los diferentes sectores, ejercer su accion politica y
social, como sujeto de derecho para construir relaciones de
genero con equidad, justicia, armonia e igualdad.
-Fecha de recepcion de resumenes: antes del 31 de julio de 2001
-Fecha del evento: 4-8 de diciembre de 2001
-Lugar: Valdivia, Chile
-Contacto: Comite II Jornadas Australes Interdisciplinarias Mujer
y Desarrollo, Instituto de Enfermeria Materna, Facultad de
Medicina, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla 567, Valdivia,
Chile
(Jmujer@uach.cl)
http://infomed.uach.cl/eventos/index.htm
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D) PUBLICACIONES

**Libros**

THE NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT. IMPROVING RESEARCH AND POLICY DIALOGUE
Michael Barzelay.- Berkeley: The University of California Press,
2001
-Descripcion: How policymakers should guide, manage, and oversee
public bureaucracies is a question that lies at the heart of
contemporary debates about government and public administration.
In the search for better systems of public management, reformers
have looked in particular at the United Kingdom, Australia, and
New Zealand. These countries are exemplars of the New Public
Management, a term used to describe distinctive new themes,
styles, and patterns of public service management. Calling for
public management to become a vibrant field of public policy,
this valuable book consolidates recent work on the New Public
Management and provides a basis for improving research and policy
debate on managing public bureaucracies. A concluding chapter
from Michael Barzelay's new book is available in the site for
free downloading (http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/8969.html)
-Contacto: Laura Driussi, Digital Rights and Electronic Marketing
Manager, University of California Press, 2120 Berkeley Way,
Berkeley, CA 94720
Telf: 510.643.1036, Fax: 510.643.7127
(laura.driussi@ucpress.ucop.edu)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0520224434/o/qid%3D9880
31626/sr%3D8-1/ref/107-2980848-1301316
http://www.ucpress.edu/
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E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

BOLETIN PYMES CONECT@D@S, No. 8 (Abril 2001)
Sagi, Venezuela
-Contacto y suscripcion: Sagi, Telfax: (58212) 762.87.29,
762.67.36
(sagiservicios@cantv.net)

NOTICIAS DE FUNDAPEM, Gacetilla No. 33 (Abril 2001)
Fundacion del Servicio Exterior para la Paz y la Democracia,
Costa Rica
-Contacto: Djenane Villanueva, Unidad de Relaciones Externas de
FUNDAPEM, (dvillanueva@funpadem.com)

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Fecha - 26-04-01
Nombre: Ester Schiavo
Email: eschiavo@unq.edu.ar
Comentarios: Concurso Becario/a

Proyectos de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, CONVOCATORIA PICT 98. Becas de posgrado (Maestría o Doctorado): Se otorgan a graduados universitarios de hasta 30 años de edad, que se incorporen al proyecto en el marco de un programa formal de posgrado acreditado con categoría A o B por el Ministerio de Cultura y Educación.


Formación: investigación en el proyecto Las redes ciudadanas sustentadas por TIC (tecnologías de información y comunicación). Estudio bibliográfico y documental. Trabajo de campo. Identificación, análisis y evaluación de casos.

Directora: Dra. Susana Finquelievich; Codirectora: Arq. Ester Schiavo

Duración: 12 meses. Renovable.

Perfil: Graduado en una carrera de Ciencias Sociales con posgrado en curso (acreditado con categoría A o B por el Ministerio de Cultura y Educación). Antecedentes de trabajo en el área temática TIC y sociedad. Experiencia en diseño y ejecución de encuestas electrónicas. Dominio del inglés. Hasta 30 años de edad. El trabajo es tanto presencial como por Internet. Requiere 35 horas semanales. Monto mensual: $720.

Iniciación del concurso: 01/05/2001
Cierre: 17 hrs. del 01/06/2001

Programa Prioritario de Investigación ALDEA XXI, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Roque Saenz Peña 180, 1876 Bernal, Buenos Aires
Tel.: 4 365 7100 interno 104
Fax: 4 365 7182

La beca se desarrollará en Buenos Aires, en el Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, FSOC – UBA.

E-mail: sfinquel@ciudad.com.ar
eschiavo@unq.edu.ar

Fecha - 25-04-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 27)
Al 23 de abril de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion resen'ada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
--------------------------------------------------------------
A) EVENTOS

CONFERENCIA "UN NUEVO MODELO DE ADMINISTRACION DE JUSTICIA: EL TRIBUNAL
MULTIPUERTAS EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS"
Asociacion Conciencia; Ministerio de Justicia de la Nacion;
Consejo de la Magistratura de la Nacion, Fundacion Libra;
ARGENJUS; Embajada de los Estados Unidos
26 de abril de 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Contacto: Asoc. Conciencia, Fax: 4322-3878,
(conciencia@conciencia.org)

ANNUAL IBEROAMERICAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT (AIRDS)
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Mid-Continent Region; Iberoamerican Science & Technology
Education Consortium; MAPA Incorporated, Estado de Nuevo Mexico;
Sandia National Laboratories
7-9 de mayo de 2001, Albuquerque, Estados Unidos
-Descripcion: La cumbre propone explorar asuntos y temas acerca
del ambito tecnologico en Iberoamerica concentrandose en la
creacion de asociaciones de la investigacion y desarrollo entre
organismos como empresas, laboratorios federales, centros de
excelencia iberoamericanas, universidades, gobiernos,
organizaciones internacionales, entre otros.
-Contacto: Leonel V. Chavez, International Trade Specialist, City
of Albuquerque, Office of Economic Development, Room 3047 - P.O.
Box 1293 Albuquerque, New Mexico USA 87103
Telf: (505) 768-3256, Fax: (505) 768-3280
(lvchavez@cabq.gov)
http://www.IRDSummit.org

SEMINARIO LATINOAMERICANO DE COOPERATIVAS Y MUTUALES DE LA ECONOMIA
SOLIDARIA
Confederacion Latinoamericana de Cooperativas y Mutuales de
Trabajadores; Federacion de Mutuales Sindicales de la Republica
de Argentina; Asociacion Mutual del Magisterio de Santa Fe
10-11 de mayo de 2001, Santa Fe, Argentina
-Descripcion: El objetivo de este evento es analizar en
profundidad y formular propuestas desde el Sector de la Economia
Solidaria que en Argentina posee una extensa red de
organizaciones con variadas prestaciones que benefician a mas del
60% de la poblacion que se encuentran asociadas a alguna
cooperativa, mutual, obra social u asociacion solidaria. Ejes
tematicos: a) Financiamiento del Sector; b) Relaciones entre el
Estado y la Economia Solidaria; c) La Economia Solidaria como
fuente de trabajo y produccion.
-Contacto: Carlos Sanhueza, Fax: (0054261) 420.18.49
(Sanhue@arnet.com.ar csanhueza@arnet.com.ar)
Ruben Acebal
(mutualammsafe@arnet.com.ar)
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B) CURSOS

CURSO ADMINISTRACION DEL CONOCIMIENTO
Instituto Mexicano de la Administracion del Conocimiento A.C.;
Colegio de Mexico A.C., Mexico
-Descripcion: Este curso esta destinado a: Profesionales,
docentes e investigadores del area de la informacion y la
documentacion: bibliotecologos, documentalistas y archivologos;
Gerentes y directivos de empresas y funcionarios de la
administracion publica interesados en la Administracion del
Conocimiento.
-Duracion: 7-9 de mayo de 2001
-Contacto: Luis Alberto Dominguez, Telf: 54.88.02.18, Fax:
54.88.02.19
(contacto@imac.org.mx)
Micaela Chavez, Telf: 54.49.29.36, Fax: 56.45.45.84
(mch@colmex.mx)

CURSO PLANIFICACION Y GESTION ESTRATEGICA DE CIUDADES
Plan Estrategico Rosario, Argentina
-Descripcion: A lo largo de una semana de reflexion y analisis
sobre procesos de gestion local en marcha, se buscara promover
la reflexion critica, el intercambio de experiencias y la
produccion de ideas y debate sobre la gestion estrategica urbana.
-Duracion: 7-11 de mayo de 2001
-Contacto: Plan Estrategico Rosario, Salta 1161.2000 Rosario,
Argentina. Telfax: 0054 341/ 4257858 / 4802333
(per@rosario.gov.ar)

TERCER DIPLOMA DE POSTGRADO EN GESTION DEL DESARROLLO REGIONAL
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Uruguay
-Descripcion: Esta tercera edicion se orienta hacia tres enfasis
tematicos: *Integracion, Identidad, Frontera; *Sociedad rural,
Territorio, Desarrollo; *Estado , Sociedad Civil y Municipio. El
III Diploma de Postgrado en Gestion del Desarrollo Regional se
dirige principalmente a profesionales universitarios y egresados
de cursos de tercer nivel de un minimo de cuatro an'os de
extension, teniendose especialmente en cuenta el ejercicio
profesional en instituciones publicas o privadas vinculadas a las
diferentes areas del desarrollo regional y local. Se compone de
260 horas que se imparten quincenalmente en sesiones de viernes
y sabados.
-Fecha de inscripcion: Hasta el 10 de mayo de 2001
-Contactos: Susana Dominzain, Secretaria Ejecutiva
(salari@internet.com.uy).
Coordinacion academica: Ma. Elena Laurnaga, Departamento de
Ciencia Politica.
(laupin@adinet.com.uy)
Alberto Riella, Regional Norte, (alberto@fcs1.fcs.edu.uy)
Enrique Mazzei, Departamento de Sociologia,
(enrique@fcs1.fcs.edu.uy)
http://www.unorte.edu.uy/ccss/posgrado.htm
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C) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

BOLETIN COMPARTIMOS DE LACRO (Abril 2001)
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada/Uruguay
-Contacto: Lacroinf (lacroinf@idrc.org.uy)
http://www.idrc.ca/lacro/publicaciones/compartimos/april01_s.html

INTERACTIVOS No. 4
Centro de Estudios de Politicas Publicas, Argentina
-Suscripcion: (interactivos@sion.com)
-Contacto: Dra. Marta Gaba (martagaba@sion.com)
http://www.cepp.losrecursos.com
http://www.interactivos.losrecursos.com

VECINET NOTICIAS
Autogestion Vecinal, Uruguay
-Suscripcion: (vecinet@chasque.apc.org)
-Contacto: Guillermo Font (guifont@chasque.apc.org)
http://www.chasque.apc.org/guifont

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Fecha - 18-04-01
Nombre: Habitat
Comentarios: Novedades en:

http://habitat.aq.upm.es/org/convoca.html
_________________________________________________________________

* 25 de abril de 2001. Madrid, España. 3er ciclo de conferencias
sobre espacios naturales protegidos. Parque natural de la sierra
de Cebollera (La Rioja). Más información:
Fundación para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Ambiental
C/ Sagasta, 13, 3. Planta
28004 Madrid
Tel: 34 91 593 41 62
Fax: 34 91 593 45 89
E-mail: fida@fida.es

* 30 de abril de 2001. Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. Concurso de
experiencias sobre construcción de ciudadanía, mejoramiento del
hábitat y promoción del desarrollo local de América Latina y el
Caribe. Más información
.

* 7 al 11 de mayo de 2001. Rosario, Argentina. Planificación y
gestión estratégica de ciudades. Más información
.

* 4 a 8 de junio de 2001. Cali, Colombia. Curso Internacional
Tratamiento aguas residuales. Sistemas Integrados Sostenibles para
el Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales. Mayor información:
Universidad del Valle (Ciudad Universitaria, Meléndez,
Cali-Colombia)
Diana Salas
E-mail: inteagua@mafalda.univalle.edu.co

* 7 a 9 de junio de 2001. Mérida, España. IV Congreso Ibérico de
Urbanismo. La intervención en los asentamientos humanos desde la
economía, la legislación y la ecología. Más información:
http://www.metrex.dis.strath.ac.uk/es/futmeets.html

* 7 y 8 de junio de 2001. Santiago de Compostela, España. IV
Coloquio Hispano-Portugués de Estudios Rurales: La
multifuncionalidad de los Espacios Rurales de la Península
Ibérica. Más información:
Secretaría Científica: IDEGA
Universidade de Santiago
Avda. das Ciencias, s/n Campus Universitario Sur
15706 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, España
Tel: 34 981 580 025 Ext 14339
Fax: 34 981 599 935
http://www.usc.es/idega/actividades_previstas.html#1

* 19 a 21 de junio de 2001. Ya Rezekne, Letonia. Tercera Conferencia
Internacional en Medio Ambiente, Recursos y Tecnología. Más
información:
Gotfrid Noviks
E-mail: novik@ru.lv

* 21, 22 y 23 de junio de 2001. Barcelona, España. Fórum Europa
2001. Más información:
E-mail: forum.europa@diba.es

* 18-21 July 2001. Hawaii, USA. 7th international conference on
Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management: An Urban Space
Odyssey. More information:
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa
E-mail: cupum@hawaii.edu
http://www.durp.hawaii.edu/Cupum/

* 21 a 24 de agosto de 2001. Tegucigalpa, Honduras. XXII Congreso de
Centroamerica y Panama de Ingenieria Sanitaria y Ambiental. Más
información: gerenciasanaa@yahoo.com

* 4 de septiembre de 2001. Madrid, España. Taller debate sobre
consumo responsable: Comercio justo y economía solidaria. A las
19:30 h.
Subiendo al Sur
c/ Ponciano, 5
Madrid, España

* 9 al 13 de septiembre de 2001. Barcelona, España. Congreso
Internacional Renovación urbana y reciclaje versus consumo de
suelo. Más información:
IFHP, International Federation for Housing Planning
http://www.bcn.es/urbanisme/congres2001 y http://www.ifhp.org

* 28 a 29 de septiembre de 2001. Barcelona, España. Curso "Nous
horitzons de l'urbanisme: liberalització del sòl i desenvolupament
sostenible". Más información:
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Montalegre, 5. 08001 Barcelona
http://www.cuimpb.es/pg-c3.html

* 9 de febrero de 2002. Presentación de artículos a la revista
Territorios. n. 9: Marginalidad y territorios. Más información
.
_________________________________________________________________

Mariano Vázquez Espí
http://habitat.aq.upm.es/
Editor

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Fecha - 17-04-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 26)
Al 16 de abril de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) CONVOCATORIAS
D) PUBLICACIONES
E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

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A) EVENTOS

VII SEMINARIO SOBRE GESTION PUBLICA LOCAL: "EVALUACION Y CONTROL DE
POLITICAS PUBLICAS. INDICADORES DE GESTION"
Escuela Universitaria "Jovellanos" de Gijon, Universidad de
Oviedo, Ayuntamiento de Gijon, Principado de Asturias, Asociacion
de Diplomados en Gestion y Administracion Publica (ADIGAP)
26-27 de abril de 2001, Espan'a
-Descripcion: Este seminario esta dirigido a todos los
interesados en la Gestion Publica Local, preferentemente alumnos
de la Escuela Universitaria "Jovellanos", personal de
ayuntamientos y otras administraciones publicas. Objetivo del
seminario: pretende contrastar y difundir conocimientos y
experiencias sobre gestion publica que puedan interesar tanto en
el ambito universitario como en las administraciones publicas,
y, en particular, en los ayuntamientos. ¿Es posible evaluar los
efectos de una determinada politica publica? ¿es posible medir
la eficiencia en la gestion de dicha politica? ¿es deseable?
Cuestiones como estas son las que pretende suscitar este septimo
encuentro de alumnos, profesores universitarios y empleados y
tecnicos de las administraciones publicas.
-Contacto: Escuela Universitaria "Jovellanos" de Gijon, Seminario
de Contabilidad (2.ª planta), C/ Francisco Tomas y Valiente,
133201 Gijon, Espan'a. Telf: 985.182.204/3
(monica@correo.uniovi.es)

CUMBRE SOBRE LA DEUDA SOCIAL Y LA INTEGRACION DE LATINOAMERICA
Parlamento Latinoamericano, Comision Permanente de Deuda Social,
Comision de Asuntos Economicos y Deuda Externa, Universidad
Latinoamericana y del Caribe (ULAC), Centro de Estudios
Latinoamericanos Romulo Gallegos (CELARG)
11-13 de julio de 2001, Venezuela
-Descripcion: La Primera Cumbre sobre la Deuda Social y la
Integracion Latinoamericana, permitira la comunicacion directa
de los entes multilaterales, gobiernos, especialistas,
intelectuales y organizaciones no gubernamentales, quienes, junto
a los representantes de los diversos Parlamentos de la region,
establezcan una evaluacion de los grandes acuerdos
internacionales. Objetivos generales: Evaluar el cumplimiento de
los acuerdos de las Cumbres y Reuniones Internacionales en
materia social de los ultimos 10 an'os; Establecer un mecanismo
institucional de seguimiento directo del cumplimiento de estos
acuerdos; Fijar estrategias comunes e intercambiar experiencias
para que estos acuerdos se conviertan en esquemas
constitucionales, instrumentos legislativos y politicas concretas
en el marco de la integracion latinoamericana.
-Contacto: Parlamento Latinoamericano, Grupo Parlamentario
Venezolano. Capitolio, Esquina de La Bolsa, Edificio La Perla,
Mezzanina, Caracas, Venezuela. Telf: (58212) 484.51.70,
482.99.23, 483.92.69, Fax: (58212) 481.04.44
(deudasocial_ve@hotmail.com)
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B) CURSOS

MAESTRIA EN CIENCIAS SOCIALES CON MENCION EN CIENCIA POLITICA Y
SOCIOLOGIA 2001-2002
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Facultad
de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan,
Argentina
-Fecha de inicio: mayo de 2001
-Contacto: Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional
de San Juan, Ignacio de la Roza y Meglioli, Rivadavia, 5400, San
Juan, Argentina. Telf: (0264) 155.04.08.09; 155.04.09.66. Raul
Moreno, Coordinador Ejecutivo (rimoreno@facso.unsj.edu.ar)
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C) CONVOCATORIAS

CONVOCATORIA AL PREMIO IBEROAMERICANO EN CIENCIAS SOCIALES
-Entidad: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la Universidad
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (IISUNAM)
-Descripcion: Se anuncia la primera edicion del Premio
Iberoamericano en Ciencias Sociales, que se otorgara cada dos
an'os. Se premiara un producto de investigacion que haga una
aportacion de calidad y envergadura a las ciencias sociales. Los
trabajos participantes deberan ser resultados de investigacion
originales e ineditos; podran ser libros o articulos de cualquier
extension. Se otorgara un premio de $ 100,000 pesos mexicanos o
su equivalente en dolares, y la publicacion del trabajo por el
Instituto. Podran participar los profesores(as) e
investigadores(as) que acrediten estar desempen'andose como
tales, por lo menos desde hace diez an'os, en instituciones de
educacion superior o investigacion en ciencias sociales de paises
de America Latina, Espan'a y Portugal. El jurado estara integrado
por siete reconocidos especialistas en ciencias sociales,
provenientes de prestigiadas instituciones. No podran participar
en este premio los miembros del personal academico del Instituto
convocante.
-Fecha limite para la recepcion de trabajos: 12 de octubre de
2001.
-Contacto: Secretaria Academica del Instituto, Telf: (52-5)
665.40.68, 622.73.70
(iissac@correo.unam.mx)
http://www.unam.mx/iisunam
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D) PUBLICACIONES

**Revistas**

REVISTA POLEMICA DIGITAL
Argentina
-Contacto: Polemica Digital (alfredossorio@terra.com.ar)
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E) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

¡BASTA YA! (Abril 2001)
Movimiento Continental contra la Corrupcion
-Contacto y suscripcion: (basta-ya@altavista.net)

VECINET NOTICIAS
Autogestion Vecinal, Uruguay
-Suscripcion: (vecinet@chasque.apc.org)
-Contacto: Guillermo Font (guifont@chasque.apc.org)
http://www.chasque.apc.org/guifont

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Fecha - 05-04-01
Nombre: ICLEI
Comentarios: Dear colleagues,

Please find our latest job offer EXPERT "URBAN
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - CHINA" below. We would be
happy if you distributed and forwarded this information to whoever
may be interested in it. Please feel also free to feed it into mailing
lists and onto websites. I am looking forward to any feedback
regarding further distribution, and we are of course happy to post
your environment-related openings on the ICLEI website
www.iclei.org!

Thank you,

Sean Southey
ICLEI Secretary General

-----------------------------------

Sorry for cross-postings!

Job opening
EXPERT IN CHINA: 
LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT / 
URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
is planning to develop its engagements in China, particularly with
Chinese cities. Therefore we are seeking an expert with knowledge
of, and work experience in one of ICLEI's main programme areas
(sustainable development planning, Local Agenda 21, water and
waste water management, and other areas of environmental
management) and ideally sufficient work experience in China. For
the sake of specific experience transfer and donor relations,
European candidates are particularly invited. Readiness to work out
of an office in China is required (long-term contract envisaged).

The candidate should be fluent in English and ideally would be able
to communicate in Mandarin language. Further languages would be
an asset. Professional experience in the field of urban
environmental management, project management as well as
representation skills are required.

Short applications by e-mail or fax should contain a CV, an
explanation of the current occupation and of the interest to engage
with ICLEI in China. A first screening round of applications is
scheduled to take place soon, ad-hoc applications are welcome.

For submitting applications, please contact: china-job@iclei.org

WHAT IS ICLEI?

International Environmental Agency - Movement - Association

ICLEI's mission is to build and serve a world-wide movement of
local governments. This movement aims to achieve tangible
improvements in global environmental and sustainable development
conditions through cumulative local actions. 370 local authorities
and municipal associations have already joined ICLEI.
In Europe ICLEI works with more than 170 members from 28
countries. 
ICLEI's European Secretariat and International Training Centre are
located in Freiburg, Germany.

1. The International Environmental Agency for Cities, Towns, and
Counties
Information Services. Members take advantage of newsletters,
guidebooks, research reports, best practice case studies, exchange-of-
experience and training opportunities, international conferences, and
information services on the World Wide Web.
Training and Conferencing. ICLEI's International Training Centre
organises the exchange of experience and helps build the know-how of
local government officials in their capacities as policymakers and
managers for environmental sustainability.
Consultancy. ICLEI experts provide strategic advice on the design of
sustainable development policies and technical support in the design of
environmental management instruments and the implementation of
programmes and projects.

2. The Association of Local Governments
Membership. In Europe, ICLEI has a growing membership of 170 local
authorities and municipal associations particularly dedicated to
sustainable development, as well as associate organisations.
Advocacy. ICLEI advocates for ICLEI members and campaign
participants before national and international governments, agencies,
and organisations in order to increase the understanding and support for
local environmental protection and sustainable development.
Alliances. ICLEI has established strategic alliances with other
international organisations, which concretely support the achievement of
the ICLEI mission.

3. The Movement for a Sustainable Future
Local Agenda 21 Campaign. In Europe, ICLEI co-founded and supports
the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign. The European
Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide has been published in 18 languages.
The LA21 Guidance & Training Programme has offered participation to
dozens of local authorities. The European Local Agenda 21 Roundtable
convenes stakeholders in the LA21 process and national LA21
campaigns for strategic discussions.
Cities for Climate Protection Campaign. More than 100 European cities
form part of a world-wide movement of local governments that adopt
policies and implement measures to achieve measurable reductions in
local greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and enhance urban
liveability and sustainability.
Water Campaign. ICLEI has started a worldwide campaign of cities
committed to a sustainable use of freshwater resources by protecting
environmental flows of water, reducing water pollution, and improving
the availability and efficiency of water and sanitation services.
Eco-Procurement Programme. More and more procurement officers are
joining the Municipal Green Purchasers' Network to exchange
information and experiences. A series of EcoProcura® Congresses
combined with eco-product exhibitions offer opportunities for exchange
between product designers, producers, vendors and buyers.
Environmental Management Programme. ICLEI members are driving
innovation in the field of environmental management systems. They are
pioneering the development and application of new methods,
instruments and tools. The ecoBudget® model of environmental
budgeting is an outstanding example.

For more information: { HYPERLINK http://www.iclei.org }www.iclei.org




Fecha - 04-04-01
Nombre: Reforme
Comentarios: NOTAS INFORMATIVAS DESDE EL CLAD (No. 24)
Al 3 de abril de 2001

A) EVENTOS
B) CURSOS
C) NOVEDADES ON LINE
D) CONVOCATORIAS
E) PUBLICACIONES
F) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

Para conocer mayores detalles acerca de la informacion reseñada,
debe dirigirse directamente a las personas y/o direcciones
indicadas en cada caso.
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A) EVENTOS

SEMINARIO REGIONAL "LA DEMOCRACIA PARTICIPATIVA COMO INSTRUMENTO PARA LA
INTEGRACION"
CTA Instituto y Confederacion Latinoamericana de Trabajadores
Estatales (CLATE)
4-5 de abril de 2001, Argentina
-Contacto: CTA Instituto, Telf. 4308-5260; 4307-3829 int. 61
(cta.instituto@softhome.net)

CAMPAIGN FOR URBAN GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
10 de abril de 2001, Africa
-Descripcion: The launch is expected to raise awareness on the
Campaign goals of decentralization, transparency and
accountability to build partnerships and secure commitments for
positive change. Issues of women in urban governance, poverty
reduction, urban safety and security will also be addressed.
Other Habitat supported programmes in Nigeria include the
Sustainable Cities Programme in Ibadan, Kano and Enugu, the
Cities Alliance Initiative in Karu, near the federal capital city
of Abuja, and the Safer Cities project which is being discussed
with officials of the Abuja Municipal Area Council. There is
also the Urban Management Programme in Ijebu-Ode, Somolu and
Kaduna.
-Contacto: Zahra A. Hassan, Media & Press Relations Unit, United
Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), P.O.Box 30030,
Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. Telf: (254 2) 623153, 623151; Fax: (254
2) 624060
(habitat.press@unchs.org)
http://www.unchs.org

INPAE 2001 Workshop
Inter-American Network for Public Administration Education
(INPAE), National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and
Administration (NASPAA), Centro de Politicas Publicas del
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA)
19-21 de abril de 2001, Venezuela
-Descripcion: This workshop is mainly for developing two INPAE
activities: Case Study Book (CSB) regarding Intergovernmental
Relations and Public Management in Latin American and Caribbean
countries, and Technical Assistance (TA) on Public Policy and
Administration for Latin American and Caribbean higher education
institutions. For this workshop it counts with the international
participation of CBS authors coming from different countries in
the region, United States and Latin American and Caribbean Public
Administration faculties, INPAE Steering Committee members and,
NASPAA and American of Society for Public Administration members.
-Contacto: Cesar Rodriguez, INPAE Assistant National Association
of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Suite 730 - 1120
G St NW, Washington DC 20005, USA. Telf: 202.628.8965, Fax:
202.626.4978
(cesar@naspaa.org)
http://www.naspaa.org

Late Registration (within 3 days before the event):
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion, Centro de
Politicas Publicas (IESA), Edificio IESA, San Bernardino Caracas
1010, Venezuela. Telf: (58212)552.15.33, 552.16.60, Fax (58212)
551.23.46
(iesaint@iesa.edu.ve)

THE 2001 IPAC CONFERENCE "EXPLORING THE E-FRONTIER PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATION IN A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY"
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)
6-9 de mayo de 2001, Canada
-Descripcion: At the dawn of the 21st century, the world economy
and societies are reshaping in as fundamental a manner as at any
time in human history. Governments face a challenge to nurture
and promote this shift and implement policies that will ensure
benefits are reaped fairly and in full. They need to embrace the
shift themselves and ensure that they promote knowledge
generation and diffusion within their organizations. The main
themes are: * What is the meaning of a knowledge society?; * The
'digital divide' and it consequences; * Policy issues; * Managing
public services in a knowledge society.
-Contacto: IPAC 2001, P.O.Box 46051, Petroleum Plaza RPO,
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2S3, Canada. Telf: (780) 422-0280, Fax
(780) 422-5136
(IPAC2001@gov.ab.ca)
http://www.ipaciapc2001.com

INTA CONFERENCE "THE CITY RESPONSE TO THE NEW DEMANDS FOR
MOBILITY"
The International Network for Urban Development (INTA), Regie
Autonome des transports (RATP)
13-16 de mayo de 2001, Francia
-Descripcion: Mobility and accessibility are increasingly under
threat in cities, due to traffic congestion, space constraints,
disintegrated planning, social dislocation, urban sprawl and
rapid growth. World cities are in need of better public transport
systems which offer incentives to minimise car use and
opportunities to combat pollution and traffic congestion.
Simultaneously, there is an urge for better urban growth
management which protects surrounding natural land from further
sprawl, makes use of derelict urban sites and creates more
socially and economically viable, compact neighbourhoods. The
connection between both general policies is now well
acknowledged. However, public transport systems require
substantial amounts of capital investment, which have
traditionally been met by national, state and local governments
and, to a small degree, by transit operators. As such, they have
to compete with other areas of government funding. The Paris
conference will look at this issue from a different angle and try
to seek solutions which go beyond the choice of mode of
transport, to reach the core questions of the type of mobility
people want, the institutional arrangements which support
mobility and urban transport, the relationship between the public
authorities and transit operators as well as between local
authorities and central government.
-Contacto: INTA - The International Network for Urban Development
, Nassau Dillenburgstraat 44 2596 AE The Hague, The Netherlands.
Telf: 31-70-324 4526, Fax: 31-70-328 0727
(intainfo@inta-net.org)
http://www.inta-net.org
http://www.inta-aivn.org/20-activities/city-response.htm

FORUM EUROPA
Centro para la Participacion Ciudadana "Flor de Maig" de la
Diputacion de Barcelona, España
21-23 de junio de 2001, España
-Descripcion: El objetivo de este Forum sera poner en comun las
experiencias de las principales asociaciones que trabajan en el
espacio publico; las que forman parte de lo que llamamos la
sociedad activa. El temario general tendra por referente "El
espacio publico intermedio en la Era de la Informacion" y
analizara desde esa perspectiva temas como el Estado de
bienestar; inmigracion e interculturalidad; sostenibilidad;
cooperacion; relacion de la sociedad activa con las instituciones
y viceversa; nueva economia y tercer sector, etc. Tres seran los
ambitos: uno general, donde ponentes de reconocido prestigio
daran a conocer sus reflexiones en directo y con posterior
debate; otro espacio donde los temas se abordarian sectorialmente
con la participacion de las entidades sectoriales; y un tercer
ambito de intercambio, donde libremente las asociaciones
establecerian relaciones reciprocas, de intercambio de
experiencias o de lo que consideren necesario.
-Contacto: Carme Padilla i Pineda, Centre per a la Participacio
Ciutadana "Flor de Maig", Diputacio de Barcelona. Telf: 934 020
714, Fax: 934 020 705
(padillapc@diba.es)

3ra. CONVENCION IBEROAMERICANA DE GESTION DE CALIDAD
Fundacion Iberoamericana para la Gestion de la Calidad (FUNDIBEQ)
5-7 de julio de 2001, Brasil
-Descripcion: Esta Convencion ofrece la oportunidad de conocer
a tres organizaciones iberoamericanas paradigmaticas ganadoras
del Premio Iberoamericano de la Calidad 2000, entregado con
ocasion de la X Cumbre Iberoamericana de Jefes de Estado y de
Gobierno, celebrada en Panama, y conocer asimismo uno de los
principales programas de implantacion de Gestion de Calidad del
mundo: el Programa Gaucho de Calidad y Productividad RS,
considerado por la ASQC y la Asociacion Malcolm Baldrige como el
segundo movimiento mas importante de calidad, despues del de
Japon, por sus herramientas, amplitud y resultados ( 5.000
organizaciones asociadas, 10.000 evaluadores, 900.000 personas
involucradas, 200.000 personas con capacitacion basica concluida,
70 comites y comisiones, 120 organizaciones premiadas).
-Contacto: Fundacion Iberoamericana para la Gestion de la
Calidad, Paseo del Rey, 30 3ª Planta 28008 Madrid, España. Telf:
(34) 91-5403532, Fax: (34) 91-5403503
(coms@fundibeq.org)
http://www.fundibeq.org/frontpublica/

JORNADAS ONTA-LOCAL 2001: V JORNADAS DE ORGANIZACION Y NUEVAS
TECNOLOGIAS EN LA ADMINISTRACION LOCAL Y FERIA EXPO-ONTA 2001
Ayuntamiento de Blanes, Diputacion de Girona, España
3-5 de octubre de 2001, España
-Descripcion: Es el punto de encuentro anual de politicos y
personal de organizacion e innovacion de las administraciones
locales españolas
-Contacto: Secretaria Cientifica de las Jornadas Onta-Local 2001,
Ayuntamiento de Blanes, Diputacion de Girona, España. Telf: 972
379346, 972 379368, Fax: 972 379310
(onta@blanes.net)
http://www.blanes.net/onta
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B) CURSOS

CURSOS DE CAPACITACION Y PROGRAMA PARA DOCENTES DE ENSEÑANZA MEDIA EN
ECONOMIA Y ADMINISTRACION
Secretaria de Extension de la Facultad de Economia y
Administracion de la Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Abril-mayo 2001, Argentina
-Contacto: Facultad de Economia y Administracion - Secretaria de
Extension de 8 a 18, Buenos Aires 1400 - C.P. Nº 8300, Neuquen,
Argentina. Tel-Fax: 0299-4490316
(uncsefae@uncoma.edu.ar)

XII CURSO INTERNACIONAL "DERECHOS HUMANOS, DEMOCRACIA Y LIBERTAD DE
EXPRESION"
Comision Internacional de Juristas, Facultad Latinoamericana de
Ciencias Sociales y Comision Andina de Juristas
2-6 de julio de 2001, Ecuador
-Descripcion: El XII Curso Internacional busca la participacion
de profesionales provenientes de instituciones de la region
andina, vinculados a la proteccion de los derechos humanos, la
promocion de la democracia y la transparencia en los asuntos
publicos, a la formacion de la opinion publica y en general al
proceso de toma de decisiones politicas en los paises de la
region. Esta dirigido principalmente a: Funcionarios de la
administracion publica, funcionarios de las defensorias del
pueblo, magistrados, academicos, analistas politicos,
periodistas, organizaciones de la sociedad civil Los interesados
deben enviar su curriculum vitae no documentado y solicitud de
postulacion (disponible en la pagina web) a la Comision Andina
de Juristas. Se reciben postulaciones hasta el 4 de mayo. Los
resultados seran dados a conocer a partir del 21 de mayo. La
Comision Andina de Juristas ha dispuesto un numero limitado de
becas integrales y parciales para las personas que no cuenten con
financiamiento institucional o no puedan cubrir sus gastos de
pasaje, estadia, alimentacion y materiales.
-Contacto: Comision Andina de Juristas, Los Sauces 285, Lima 27
Peru. Telf: (511) 421.25.44, 222.03.23, Fax: (511) 442.64.68
(anunez@cajpe.org.pe)
http://www.cajpe.org.pe
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C) NOVEDADES ON LINE

PORTAL POLITICO ARGENTINO: http://www.aquienvotar.com Se lanzo
oficialmente Aquienvotar.com, la comunidad politica argentina en
Internet. El portal, que fue desarrollado durante 10 meses,
nacio con la mision de brindar un entorno que propicie la
participacion y discusion politica en Argentina. Aquienvotar.com
es una organizacion no partidaria que tiene como objetivo ser el
portal de la comunidad politica de la Argentina. Este sitio
albergara una comunidad virtual de la que podran participar todos
los actores de la vida politica del pais: los representantes
(politicos), los representados (ciudadanos) y los estudiantes y
analistas de la realidad social. El objetivo de Aquienvotar.com
es acortar la brecha existente entre la clase politica y los
ciudadanos; es por ello que sus actividades estan destinadas a
generar participacion a traves de columnas de opinion, foros de
discusion y mensajes a los politicos que participan en el portal.
Tambien hay una seccion dedicada a la publicacion de trabajos de
investigacion, monografias, tesis, que posibilita que una persona
pueda difundir sus actividades. El portal ofrece distintos
servicios a politicos entre los que se destacan: Los politicos
en Aquienvotar, Servicio de Prensa, Resumen de Medios y Diseño
de Sitios Web. A partir de Julio esta previsto el lanzamiento del
novedoso sistema de Recoleccion de Fondos On line.
Aquienvotar.com comenzara en Abril a desarrollar actividades
virtuales, entre las que se destacan chats con politicos y
debates virtuales.
-Contacto: Lic. Pablo Copetti (copettip@aquienvotar.com)
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D) CONVOCATORIAS

CALL FOR PAPERS 2nd ANNUAL PERFORMANCE IN GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE
-Entidades: Public Futures and UK's HM Treasury and National
Audit Office, Gran Bretaña
-Descripcion: The 'Research Day' is the first day of a two-day
international conference for researchers, policy-makers and
practitioners on performance measurement, management and
reporting in public services. The second day will have a 'Policy
and Practice' focus. For the Research Day it invites papers on
any aspect of public sector organisations' performance
measurement, management or performance. Papers accepted for the
Conference can be submitted for a special edition of Public
Performance & Management Review (Sage) which will be published
in early 2002, edited jointly by Marc Holzer (National Center for
Public Productivity, Rutgers University, USA) and Colin Talbot
(Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of
Glamorgan, UK). Papers will be subjected to the usual reviews
process of PPMR. In the first instance please send an electronic
version of an outline paper/abstract of not more than two-sides
A4 to Prof. Colin Talbot. Decisions on inclusion in the
Conference will be sent out by the end of June 2001 and finished
papers will have to be submitted by 7th Sept 2001.
-Fecha del evento: 27-28 de septiembre de 2001
-Fecha para la recepcion de papers: Finales de mayo de 2001
-Lugar: Gran Bretaña
-Contacto para la recepcion de papers: Professor Colin Talbot,
University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK, CF37 1DL. Telf:
+44 1443 482310, Fax: +44 1443 482380
(colin.talbot@btinternet.com)
-Contacto para la informacion del evento: Alison Essery, Public
Futures
(aessery@publicfutures.com)
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E) PUBLICACIONES

**Libros**

ANUARIO POLITICO DO BRASIL
Rio de Janeiro: Pep/Uerj/Faperj, 2000
-Descripcion: El Programa de Estudios Politicos de la Universidad
del Estado de Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) ha publicado recientemente
el Anuario Politico de Brasil 1999 (APB 99), que es un registro
autorizado de los principales hechos politicos ocurridos en el
año 1999, presentados mes a mes. El APB 99 es organizado segun
siete temas: partidos politicos, elecciones, gobierno,
instituciones politicas, politica internacional, organizaciones
no-gubernamentales y politicas publicas. Al final del libro se
encuentran resumenes en español e ingles que permiten a los
interesados conocer en breve tiempo la politica brasileira. El
Anuario fue publicado gracias al apoyo de la Fundacion para la
Ciencia y la Tecnologia del Estado de Rio de Janeiro (Faperj).
Por los proximos treinta dias sera ofrecido al precio promocional
de US$ 24.00.
-Contactos: Sra. Carla Caballero, Fax: 55 21 587.71.38
(apb99@nuseg.uerj.br riep@nuseg.uerj.br)
Prof. Dr. Geraldo Tadeu Moreira Monteiro, Director del Programa
de Estudios Politicos, Universidad del Estado de Rio de Janeiro,
Rua Sao Francisco Xavier, 524/sala 2.110-F, Rio de Janeiro,
Brasil CEP: 20.550-110. Telf: 55 21 587.78.65 Ext: 216 y 217,
Fax: 55 21 587.71.38
(gtmm@infolink.com.br)

EM DEFESA DA POLITICA
Marco Aurelio Nogueira.- Sao Paulo: Editora SENAC, 2001
-Descripcion del autor: O desprezo pela politica tende a
generalizar-se no Brasil e no mundo. Ele vai se tornando uma
especie de grife, uma prova de atitude ''moderna'', avançada.
Afirma-se nao haver politico que preste e o simples fato de uma
pessoa envolver-se com politica ja aparece como indicio de sua
natureza interesseira. No entanto, como ficaria a sociedade no
dia em que nao houvessem mais politicos? Quem faria o que eles
fazem? O seu fim nao significaria o renascimento da autoridade
em estado bruto? Questoes como essas sao discutidas com admiravel
clareza neste sexto titulo da Serie Livre Pensar, que e uma
contribuiçao ao debate de grandes problemas do mundo
contemporâneo.
-Contacto: Marco Nogueira (mnogueira@fundap.sp.gov.br)
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F) BOLETINES ELECTRONICOS

BOLETIN DE POLITICAS PUBLICAS, Año 2, No. 2 (Marzo 2001)
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Funindes-USB, Unidad de Politicas
Publicas, Venezuela
-Suscripcion: (upolpub@usb.ve)
-Contacto: Prof. Marino Gonzalez (margonza@usb.ve)
http://funindes.usb.ve/upp.htm

INTERACTIVOS, No. 3 (Abril 2001)
Centro de Estudios de Politicas Publicas, Argentina
-Suscripcion: (interactivos@sion.com)
-Contacto: Dra. Marta Gaba (martagaba@sion.com)

NOTICIAS DE FUNPADEM, No. 31 (Marzo 2001)
Fundacion del Servicio Exterior para la Paz y la Democracia
(FUNPADEM), Costa Rica
-Contacto: Djenane Villanueva, Unidad de Relaciones Externas de
FUNPADEM, (dvillanueva@funpadem.com)

PYMES CONECT@D@S, No.7, (Marzo 2001)
Venezuela
-Suscripcion: Enviar un mensaje a (sagi@facilnet.com.ve) e
indicar su nombre y direccion electronica
-Contacto: sagi@facilnet.com.ve

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PROGRAMA SOBRE SOCIEDAD DE LA INFORMACION Y EL CONOCIMIENTO
* Doctorado en Sociedad de la Informacion y del Conocimiento
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