You are cordially invited to attend the release of the 2010 edition of the Global Peace Index an initiative of the Institute for Economics and PeaceTuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9:00amat the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006Please join us as we announce and discuss the results of the fourth annual Global Peace Index.The Global Peace Index is a ranking of 149 countries based on their degree of peacefulness, accompanied by research on the…See More
2nd Annual International Conference on"Religion, Conflict, and Peace:"Walking The Talk to Compassion and HarmonyJune 11-13, 2010Henry Ford Community CollegeDearborn, Michigan USAA Multi-disciplinary, Multi-cultural Conferencethat isan Official Partner of the Charter For Compassionandan Official Partner and Event of theParliament of World ReligionsSponsored by:Common Bond Institute,Co-Sponsored by:International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA), Henry Ford Community College, Parashakthi…See More
Increasingly, excellent leaders are distinguished by their ability to resolve conflict constructively within their organizations. This course is aimed at managers as well as persons in the field of human resources who wish to improve their ability to confront and resolve conflict. The workshop will introduce participants to an array of Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) techniques including mediation, coaching, group facilitation, and collaborative problem solving. Participants will be…See More
The 2010 H.E.L.P. Summer Institute is an intensive, three-week course focusing on many facets of disaster response and management. This year's course is scheduled to run from July 12-30.The HELP Summer Institute offered by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is a collaborative program with the International Committee of the Red Cross. The course was created in 1986 by the International Committee of the Red Cross to upgrade professionalism in humanitarian assistance programmes conducted in…See More
The International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) 2010 will take place in Colombia from July 12-18, 2010. The Institute is being co-organized by the National Peace Academy (home of the IIPE secretariat) and Fundación Escuelas de Paz in partnership with the Colombian National Ministry of Education and a consortium of organizations invested in furthering peace education in Colombia.IIPE was founded in 1982 by Dr. Betty Reardon and faculty colleagues at Teachers College Columbia University and…See More
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I'm sending you the required documents for the Program Officer position based at Bukavu (Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Dr Farhan Abdul RAUF
After we accomplished the pilot project with young adults from 10 countries last February, we're ready to launch the Peace Revolution live project. We now open for people at all ages to taste INNER PEACE and an online SELF-DEVELOPMENT…"
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Farhan Abdul Rauf is the Public Health Researcher/Physician, Clinical Reviewer, Reader, and Consultant Physiotherapist and Heads the Department of Public Health and Department of Physical Therapy at the A R Family Foundation and the Pakistan Disabled Foundation, Karachi, Pakistan. His overarching research goal is to work in a greater inter regional connectivity for promoting and reinforcing mutual cooperation through exchange of information and doing multidisciplinary research for the advancement of science, education, ethics and human development.
His research work-in-progress is being the Member/Volunteer of the Core Workgroup of the Global Health Core Competency Development Project by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), USA. The ASPH is working to develop, vet, and finalize the competency model. ASPH aims to respond to new perspectives regarding the field of global health; promote that global health is public health; clarify the role of academic public health within a systems approach to global health; advance key principles of global health as part of a comprehensive strategy; identify and specify core competencies for voluntary use by academic institutions in this project. He is an Affiliated Scientist at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA for the AAAS Science and Human Rights Program.
He has a Doctorate of Medicine (MD), a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Kazakhstan and Ukraine, respectively. His professional affiliations are with the World Medical Association, Inc. (WMA), France; the Global Health Council (GHC), USA; the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), Canada; the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI), UK; the British Science Association (BSA), UK; The International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD), UK; the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), Germany; the International Peace Bureau (IPB), Switzerland; the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), USA; the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER), Switzerland; Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA), USA; the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), France; the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), UK; the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), Canada; the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), USA, and many other International Organizations. His research interests include Aging and the Life-Course; Sociology of Health; Social Demography and Social Epidemiology; Race/Ethnic, Sex, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health; Family Demography; Substance Abuse Epidemiology; Health and Health-Risk Behaviors; Global Health; Public Health Ethics; Health Literacy/Communication; Maternal and Child Health.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
I've worked in Pakistan.
Job Title: Humanitarian Coordinator, National NGO’s.
Job Description & Activities:
o Formulating Strategies, Applying Humanitarian Principles and Norms
§ Develop strategic plans for the achievement of the humanitarian goals, in collaboration with the humanitarian country team, building in appropriate contingencies
§ Demonstrate an excellent understanding of humanitarian principles, standards and mandates
§ Develop strategy with view to improved access, delivery of assistance and protection of affected populations
§ Develop strategy taking agency mandates into account
§ Demonstrate an excellent understanding of the complex interrelationships of factors which impact on international humanitarian assistance
§ Anticipate new trends and identify opportunities to promote the goals of the humanitarian community
§ Address underlying complex issues that have the potential to impact the implementation of the vision
§ Take an active role in developing and articulating a clear and coherent identity for the entire humanitarian community and build commitment to this inside and outside of the UN
o Deciding and Initiating Action
§ Identify urgent decisions, and make decisions quickly when necessary
§ Make necessary difficult decisions under pressure, even in the absence of complete information
§ Accept responsibility for own decisions and actions
§ Act on own initiative with confidence and without prompting
§ Accept appropriate responsibility for staff within organizational parameters, including (but not limited to) security and workplace climate
§ Take action quickly when appropriate
§ Take calculated risks on the basis of adequate information and analysis
§ Modify decisions when necessary, in light of new information
· Managing Relationships
o Relating and Networking
§ Actively and successfully attempt to build rapport and trust with people on a personal level during one to one contact
§ Use an understanding of the broader organizational and/or country context to build rapport and understanding with staff, members of the UN country team, other humanitarian stakeholders and national stakeholders
§ Relate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization
§ Systematically and effectively build networks of contacts inside the humanitarian system and with appropriate stakeholders in the country of operation
§ Systematically build support for own initiatives or plans within the UN system and with key stakeholders
§ Facilitate the resolution of conflict between others
§ Use tact and diplomacy to manage disagreements
§ Make decisions taking into account the consequences of decisions on other stakeholders
o Fostering Humanitarian Teamwork
§ Build and maintain partnerships on the basis of transparent communication
§ Promote team effectiveness rather than any individual or agency interest
§ Promote a sense of team spirit by encouraging collaboration, cooperation and open communication among all the members of the humanitarian country team
§ Encourage buy-in and a sense of shared responsibility by delegating responsibilities to members of the country team as appropriate
§ Encourage frank dialogue and discussion throughout the humanitarian community while maintaining respectful interactions
§ Support others, facilitate their work, and defend them in order to contribute to the effectiveness of humanitarian action, recognizing others mandates
§ Share knowledge, information and expertise with team members
§ Respect and promote diversity as an asset of the humanitarian community and acknowledge the equality as well as interdependence amongst stakeholders
· Influencing and Representation
o Advocacy and Negotiation
§ Scan the strategic external environment, identify opportunities and threats, stakeholders, and those likely to oppose change, and seek out allies and build partnerships
§ Use an appropriate advocacy mode of action to achieve immediate and sustainable change in the short, medium, and in the long term
§ Use a range of active advocacy approaches
§ Advocate for the inclusion of humanitarian principles in existing structures and processes
§ Use complex and multi-layered influencing strategies to negotiate access, enable humanitarian assistance, and ensure protection
§ Negotiate skillfully in difficult situations and settle differences with minimum noise. Aware of and understand own negotiation styles and preferences. Assertive and decisive, as well as diplomatic. Win concessions without damaging relationships
§ Understand motivations of counterparts, the tactics commonly used in negotiations and the appropriate means to counter them. Fashion creative solutions that satisfy all parties
§ Act fairly and unbiasly and able to build trust between negotiation partners
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Public Health Researcher/Physician
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Education, Environment, Gender, Health, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Natural Resources, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Psychosocial, Refugees, Security, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism, Transparency, Violence Prevention
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Information Technology, Program Administration, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
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After we accomplished the pilot project with young adults from 10 countries last February, we're ready to launch the Peace Revolution live project. We now open for people at all ages to taste INNER PEACE and an online SELF-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. Moreover, for those ages between 21-30 years old who register before 31 August 2009 will have a special privilege to seek for scholarship to join the international conference in Thailand in February 2010. If you're interested in, please do not hesitate to register and try our 4 stages of fun and dynamic self-development. Or if you could think of some of your friends or network who may interest in this initiative, please kindly send our invitation or website to them. Thank you very much. We're looking forward to hear from you soon. Let's collaborate to heal the world we live...!
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