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Alberta: Summer students are class acts [Feb 18 Calgary] by
David Veitch--Deepali Goel suspected she’d pursue a career in health
L'organisation humanitaire Action contre la
Faim, a été créée en 1979. Elle fait partie de la seconde génération
des ONG (Organisations non gouvernementales), celle des "French
Doctors", ces médecins français qui en 1968, au moment de la guerre
du Biafra, se sont révoltés contre le silence des humanitaires, liés
par le secret et pourtant témoins des pires horreurs. Voulant forcer
ce silence en dénonçant l'injustice, ces ONG ont ajouté le
témoignage à l'action.
Action Without Borders Search for over 48,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries by name, location or mission; thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world; and a nonprofit career centre with hundreds of job and internship listings. http://www.idealist.org/
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development [ACTED]
The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) is an apolitical, and non-confessional international relief agency created in Afghanistan. As of today, ACTED is active in 23 countries (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Nicaragua, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Iraq, Chad, Haiti, Sudan, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Myanmar).
Aid Workers Network This practical site gives advice on finding your first job, as well as highlighting openings for experienced practitioners/LEPS. "When working in relief and development projects, we often face situations others have encountered before us. Sometimes we ask around and consult a few colleagues for their opinions and advice. Other times we "jump in at the deep end" and do as best we can under the circumstances. Aid Workers Network links relief and development field staff to share support, ideas and best practice. This web site is being developed by a team of experienced aid workers to provide a comprehensive resource for busy field workers needing practical advice and proven resources to help with their current work." www.aidworkers.net
AlertNet [Jan 11 06 London UK]-- www.alertnet.org/thepeople/jobs/index.htm This relief community orientated site highlights in a very clear way key humanitarian jobs around the world. "Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network based around a popular website. It aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe. AlertNet attracts upwards of three million users a year, has a network of more than three hundred contributing humanitarian organizations and its weekly email digest is received by more than 10,000 readers. It was started in 1997 by Reuters Foundation - an educational and humanitarian trust -- to place Reuters' core skills of speed, accuracy and freedom from bias at the service of the humanitarian community."
Beijing International Volunteers Association (BIVA) [Feb 24 06]--Beijing International Volunteers Association (BIVA) is a not-for-profit organization established in China with the support of China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). BIVA is committed to human resource-based work with individuals and organizations involved in social improvement and development, with a special emphasis on volunteerism. www.civa.org.cn/english/home.htm
Careers Without Borders [Jan 11 06 Ottawa ON]-- www.careerswithoutborders.com The first fully inter-active website devoted to employment needs in the development sector. "GDG created CWB in response to requests from our partners and members who indicated they wanted a simple, cost-effective web based tool specifically designed for international development and emergency response recruitment. We recognize that organizations are challenged to find quality candidates to fill their needs. The options are to advertise in newspapers, which tend to be too expensive for the specialized market, or online through personal job boards or public job boards."
DEVJOBS [Jan 11 06 Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines]-- www.devjobsmail.com/main/homepage.html An internet service that provides international job announcements of various development fields. "DEVJOBS is being operated by a small company called "DEVJOBS Information Service". This company was formed by a person who is deeply involved in development. Carlos Ani has been engaged in the development field for the past 23 years and he started DEVJOBS in 1999. Carlos is an international microfinance consultant, by profession, serving a number of international development organizations. In 1999, seeing the need by development organizations for qualified professionals, Carlos created an international mailing list service called DEVJOBS, which announces all kinds of jobs related to development. It started like a hobby and it was run on volunteer basis."
Dev-Zone [Jan 11 06 Aotearoa NZ]-- www.dev-zone.org/jobs This New Zealand based site includes details of a large number of humanitarian and development positions globally. "Dev-Zone is an independent Aotearoa New Zealand based resource centre on international development and global issues. We work to inform and educate New Zealanders about international development and global issues. We run a library and a website, provide email updates, publish our magazine Just Change, engage in information related projects and work with like-minded organisations to raise awareness about issues. Dev-Zone, alongside the Global Education Centre is a programme of the Development Resource Centre (DRC). The DRC is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation governed by a charitable trust and core-funded by NZAID Nga Hoe Tuputupu-mai-tawhiti, a semi-autonomous body of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade."
EU-CORD [Jan 11 06 Brussels Belgium]-- eu-cord.org/vacancies.html The vacancies page for EU-CORD, a network of 12 European-based Christian relief and development agencies. "EU-CORD asbl, Christian Organisations in Relief and Development, was formed in 1998 with the goal of serving the poor more effectively and improving the conditions of disadvantaged people in the developing world. In 1999 a secretariat was set up in Brussels in order to help the members become more active in the institutions of the European Union. By 2001 the network had grown to 12 members from 8 EU Member States with a total annual turnover of 127 million euro."
European Agency for the Development and Health
AEDES is a Cooperative Enterprise under Belgian Law. Other than short term experts, AEDES have 25 long term experts on mission in the field and 15 permanent staff at our headquarters in Brussels.
Network [Jan 11 06 Paris France]--
This French based site both provides job
information and is a forum for international exchange. "Expats
Network is a web site managed by AVESI ,
Geekcorps [Feb 24 06]--Geekcorps is a US-based, non-profit organization that places international technical volunteers in developing nations to contribute to ICT projects while transferring the technical skills required to achieve long-term stability. Ultimately we strive to cross-pollinate developing nations with the skills needed to maximize the benefits of modern telecommunications. Our current applicant database contains more than 3,500 technical specialists willing to share their talents and experience in developing nations. In all cases, we carefully match applicants with projects based on the skills that are needed based on our assessments and the scopes of work provided by partner businesses. Much of our past work has been performed in conjunction with ICT SME’s, but we have also contributed directly to government projects and other organizations while retaining the skills-transfer element of our programs. http://geekcorps.org/
Hands On Network --Hands On Network is at the forefront of a growing civic movement of people coming together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action. Hands On will support the mobilization of 6.4 million volunteers and 100,000 volunteer leaders over the next two years. The Hands On Campaign will engage volunteers in projects designed to have immediate, tangible impact on children and education, health and wellness, and the environment. Hands On Network’s Corporate Service Council, an alliance of CEOs and civic leaders, is leading the campaign to engage volunteer participation and leadership in meaningful projects across the country. We are launching a people raising campaign. Join Us. Raise your hands. http://www.handsonnetwork.org/home/
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors without Borders--Recruits health professionals and logistics as volunteers for overseas humanitarian assignments. "Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. In countries where health structures are insufficient or even non-existant, MSF collaborates with authorities such as the Ministry of Health to provide assistance. MSF works in rehabilitation of hospitals and dispensaries, vaccination programmes and water and sanitation projects. MSF also works in remote health care centres, slum areas and provides training of local personnel. All this is done with the objective of rebuilding health structures to acceptable levels." www.msf.org
UN Volunteers -- "The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) is the volunteer arm of the United Nations. It was created by the UN General Assembly in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states. It reports to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and works through UNDP's country offices around the world. In 2004, its seventh consecutive year of growth, the UNV programme mobilized some 7,300 volunteers, representing 166 nationalities, who served in 140 countries. Since 1971, more than 30,000 UN Volunteers from developing and industrialized nations have supported peace, relief and development initiatives worldwide." www.unv.org/index.htm
Voluntary Service Overseas--VSO was voted top international development charity in the International Aid and Development category at the Charity Awards 2004 for its work in promoting innovative approaches to globalising volunteering. Our approach to volunteering has changed dramatically over the years. We no longer send school-leavers - today the average age of a volunteer is 38 and most placements are for two years. We are a leading development charity with almost 2,000 skilled professionals currently working in over 40 countries. We respond to requests from governments and community organisations throughout Asia and Africa. The volunteers aim to pass on their expertise to local people so that when they return home their skills remain. Volunteers can be aged between 20 and 75 years old and must have a formal qualification and some work experience. Regular postings are for two years and volunteers are provided with accommodation and a local level allowance as well as air fares and insurance. We are actively recruiting volunteers all the time. The range of jobs is vast, and includes small business advisors, teachers, social workers, health professionals, management consultants, marine biologists, accountants and farmers. www.vso.org.uk/
World Service Enquiry --What job opportunities are there for me in a relief or development agency in the UK or abroad? How do I transfer my skills into the development sector? What qualifications, courses or experience do I need to be an aid worker? What work opportunities are there for me in a relief or development agency? How could I use my training and experience to work in international development? Why am I not getting any positive response from my applications to agencies? If you have questions similar to these then there is no doubt this service is right for you. A One to One provides you with advice and information about working within the development sector and comprises: a conversation that lasts an hour and half which provides an opportunity to consider your qualification, experience, skills, values and attitudes, motivation, expectations, opportunities, present and future goals and strategies to achieve your goals; space for you to get your questions answered by an expert; CV review. www.wse.org.uk
World Volunteer Web --The World Volunteer Web is brought to you by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in partnership with the following organizations: CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE); International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); Merrill Associates; Millennium Campaign; OneWorld.net; Portal do Voluntário. The World Volunteer Web supports the volunteer community by serving as a global clearinghouse for information and resources linked to volunteerism that can be used for campaigning, advocacy and networking. It is an online hub where the community can meet, share resources and coordinate activities to mobilize volunteer action in support of the Millennium Development Goals. www.worldvolunteerweb.org/
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