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Update on Jobs at Cure Violence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Volker Mar 14, 2013. 2 Replies

Thank you for all the submissions of interest in the research consultancy positions.  We are sorting through the applications to determine suitability.  I would like to clarify, though, that it is…Continue

Tags: Latin, America, Central, East, Middle

Job opportunities: multiple consultancy opportunities, Cure Violence, work from home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raneen Hasuna Jan 24, 2013. 20 Replies

Country Conflict Analysts to perform desk studies (work remotely)(See update in blue below.)BackgroundCure Violence (formerly CeaseFire Chicago) is an international non-governmental organization…Continue

Tags: America, research, consultant, Latin, East

Job opportunity: part-time program assistant (Arabic-speaker), Cure Violence, Washington DC area

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lama Hassoun Ayoub Feb 14, 2013. 4 Replies

Cure Violence, Program Assistant (Arabic Speaking)BackgroundCure Violence (formerly CeaseFire Chicago) is an international non-governmental organization working to interrupt and stop the spread of…Continue

Tags: Syria, Middle, East, Arabic-speaking, violence

 

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Karen Volker shared TechChange's blog post on Facebook
Oct 1, 2013
Karen Volker shared Joseph N Sany's blog post on Facebook
Sep 20, 2013
Karen Volker liked Craig Zelizer's discussion Call for Applications: JWF Foundation, Grant Program for Innovative and Creative Peace Projects (worldwide)
Aug 7, 2013
Karen Volker shared Lauren Hershey's blog post on Facebook
Jul 21, 2013
Karen Volker liked Lauren Hershey's blog post Sunday Standpoint: Can Violence be Cured?
Jul 21, 2013
Karen Volker posted an event

Cure Violence presentation at TEDMED 2013 at Washington, DC (closed event; available to watch live)

April 17, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Cure Violence Executive Director Dr. Gary Slutkin will join a distinguished group of innovators and leaders when he presents at TEDMED 2013. Thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of Cure Violence's leading funders, our supporters can watch not only Dr. Slutkin but all 60+ TEDMED speakers absolutely free. The 2013 simulcast takes place on April 16th through the 21st from the Opera House stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Slutkin is speaking in session 5, which runs…See More
Apr 15, 2013
Craig Zelizer left a comment for Karen Volker
"Thanks for the suggestion, just added menengage"
Mar 21, 2013
Karen Volker commented on Craig Zelizer's blog post Linking Peacebuilders: Key Network Organizations in the Field
"Hi Craig - great initiative.  Have you considered including the Men Engage Alliance?  Here's a summary of who they are from their website.  I'll keep thinking of other groups to add.  Really appreciate this. MenEngage…"
Mar 20, 2013
Karen Volker replied to Karen Volker's discussion Update on Jobs at Cure Violence
"Hi Marie - thanks very much for this tip.  I would love to connect with you in person.  Please email me at karen(at)volkersolutions.com so we can set up a time to talk and/or meet.  I'm really glad to know about your organization…"
Mar 14, 2013
Marie replied to Karen Volker's discussion Update on Jobs at Cure Violence
"Hi Karen, I did not see your previous email. You might want to add The Peace Alliance and The Student Peace Alliance to your list www.thepeacealliance.org I work there, so feel free to be in touch if we can be of…"
Mar 14, 2013
Karen Volker posted a discussion

Update on Jobs at Cure Violence

Thank you for all the submissions of interest in the research consultancy positions.  We are sorting through the applications to determine suitability.  I would like to clarify, though, that it is our intent to keep these applications on file for the indefinite future in order to be able to reach out to experts in mapping violence as and when we have a specific research need.  We are beginning a serious effort to map violence where it is happening, who is doing it, and who is working to prevent…See More
Mar 13, 2013
Lama Hassoun Ayoub replied to Karen Volker's discussion Job opportunity: part-time program assistant (Arabic-speaker), Cure Violence, Washington DC area
"I'm not sure if this will be answered before the deadline tomorrow, but since this is a part-time position, is it something that can be done completely remotely. I'm located in NYC.  "
Feb 14, 2013
Raneen Hasuna replied to Karen Volker's discussion Job opportunity: part-time program assistant (Arabic-speaker), Cure Violence, Washington DC area
"Hi Karen , will you start reviewing applications after the deadline? I sent mine but haven't heard anything yet"
Jan 31, 2013
Raneen Hasuna replied to Karen Volker's discussion Job opportunities: multiple consultancy opportunities, Cure Violence, work from home
"Hi Karen, I applied for the part-time program assistant that was posted earlier, but I am also interested in the consultancy opportunities. I am fluent in Arabic, and lived in Jerusalem for 15 years so I believe I can contribute greatly to conflict…"
Jan 24, 2013
Raneen Hasuna liked Karen Volker's discussion Job opportunity: part-time program assistant (Arabic-speaker), Cure Violence, Washington DC area
Jan 24, 2013

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Karen Volker is Managing Director of Volker Solutions, an independent consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Ms. Volker has over 25 years of experience as a Foreign Service Office with the US Department of State. She focuses on connecting and supporting organizations involved in promoting pluralism and human rights and/or countering violence (and violent extremism). She is passionate about her work and looks forward to connecting with others in the Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

Immediately prior to retiring from the State Department in January 2012, Ms. Volker was the Chief of Staff to the Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions. From 2009-2011, she was the Deputy and then Director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a grant-giving program in the State Department focused on supporting the development of pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous countries in the Middle East and North Africa. MEPI's focus is on supporting the development of a vibrant civil society. From 2005-2009, Ms. Volker focused on the challenge of countering violent extremism, both in the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff and in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy. From 1988-2005, Ms. Volker held a variety of positions in Washington and overseas with a significant focus on coordinating foreign assistance (including as the U.S. Stability Pact Coordinator from 2001-2003) and the European Union (including as the Deputy Director of the EU Office).
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
small business
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East and North Africa
Balkans and Central Europe
US Foreign Assistance
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Managing Director, Volker Solutions, LLC
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://volkersolutions.com
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
French, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Anti-Corruption, Democratization, Diplomacy, Nonviolence, Organizational Development, Social Entreprenuership, Violence Prevention, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Program Administration, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Currently reviewing lessons from the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe to see if there are lessons learned for the transitions in North Africa today.

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At 4:34pm on March 21, 2013, Craig Zelizer said…

Thanks for the suggestion, just added menengage

 
 
 

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