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Japan: Junior Fellow
Closing date: 2016-10-30Application : Apply for the job
Organization: United Nations University
Closing date: 30 Oct 2016
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of the UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.
Summary of UNU Junior Fellows Programme:
The United Nations University Office of the Rector accepts highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations and in particular the United Nations University are encouraged to apply.
Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2017 term of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector, United Nations University. The spring 2017 term commences on 30 January and lasts until 31 May 2017. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2016.
The underlying principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of the Rector are centred on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Junior Fellows are provided a monthly stipend and work full time during the regular working hours of the University: 9:30 17:30, Monday to Friday. Junior Fellows are provided office space and facilities as appropriate for their work and enjoy free access to UNU Headquarters facilities, including the library and gym.
The programme places a strong emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form the foundation of a successful and beneficial internship. Under guidance of the programme supervisor and through working closely with UN professional staff, Junior Fellows will learn about and provide support to the following ongoing assignments, projects and initiatives within the Office of the Rector:
- research and writing for institutional development: preparation of executive briefs on priority issues; background research and drafting of topical information briefs in support of internal policy development (i.e. related to the functioning of the University);
- planning: supporting the development of project management tools and systems;
- event coordination: supporting the organization of lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public events;
- meeting coordination: logistical support and minute taking;
- editorial support: proof-reading reports and copy editing;
- communication: preparation and dissemination of newsletters, event summaries, and other communication documents.
Qualifications:The qualifications which will be considered in the application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The ideal candidate:
- is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University s work;
- is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
- must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
- has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
- has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
- can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
- demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
- has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
- has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.
How to apply:
HOW TO APPLY:The application process is conducted in two stages, the first stage requiring the submission of the application form, a cover letter, a r sum or c.v., recommendation forms, and the funding form. Please visit the application page for all required forms and detailed instructions on the application process: http://unu.edu/about/internship/junior-fellows-internship-programme.html#applications_procedure
Japan: Director - Amnesty International Japan
Closing date: 2016-11-06Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Amnesty International
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016
Organisation: Amnesty International Japan
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Reports to: Chair of Amnesty International Japan
Contract: Full-time, 2-year renewable permanent contract
For information in Japanese, please click here
Amnesty International Japanis the Japanese section of the global human rights movement of Amnesty International (AI). AI is a membership-based organization that started in 1961, the Japanese section was established in 1970. AI's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments. In pursuit of this vision, AI s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of these rights.
AI Japan currently has close to 10,000 members and regular donors, with priority issues for these coming years including promoting LGBT rights, abolishing death penalty, and protecting refugees. The section has put large emphasis on growing membership, activism participation, and fundraising, in addition to internal governance reform in the past five years.
Purpose of this position:
The Director will drive Amnesty International s ambitious plans to grow the human rights movement in Japan. (S)he will promote an organizational vision for substantially increasing Amnesty International s profile and presence in Japan, and inspire staff, volunteers, members, donors, partners, and potential supporters of AI Japan.
The Director will lead AI Japan s contribution to the strategic direction of the global Amnesty International movement through a solid program of fundraising, campaigning, communications, mobilization and activism. (S)he will develop and implement strategies, plans and budgets for human rights impact in-country and globally, delivered by a strong and stable Amnesty International presence in Japan.
The Director will further the growth strategy to meet AI Japan s revenue goals. The Director will manage fundraising campaigns at a strategic level. (S)he will ensure monitoring and reporting systems are in place and that fundraising campaigns are conducted in alignment with ethical standards for fundraising and marketing of Amnesty International and Japan.
The Director will collaborate closely with the East Asia Regional Office, other International Secretariat offices, and the global Amnesty movement to promote a culture of engagement across the movement to model One Amnesty and its benefits.
Priority tasks & responsibilities
Develop and lead the strategic direction, operational objectives and financial plan aligned with movement s priorities and planning/monitoring/evaluation cycle, in consultation with the International Secretariat and Board of AI Japan
Implement a multi-year growth strategy for Amnesty International Japan to deliver agreed fundraising targets, including through individual donor recruitment, retention and development strategies, and potential major funders
Monitor and analyse fundraising activities against agreed targets and take appropriate actions to build on success and manage risk; ensure compliance with all relevant fundraising regulations and legal issues as they relate to donor fundraising activities in Japan
Ensure AI Japan delivers strategic communications that provides compelling, urgent and emotive stories to enable recruitment and development of individual donors, members, and activists
Promote an organizational culture that celebrates innovation, quality, integration and inclusiveness
Recruit, develop and manage the performance of staff, in compliance with local employment law, to ensure that plans are delivered on time and according to Amnesty International s quality standards
Oversee financial systems and practices, ensuring financial management, budget preparation, monitoring and quarterly reporting are all performed effectively to inform good quality financial analysis and decisions
In coordination with the East Asia Regional Office Director and Chair of AI Japan, represent AI Japan externally as the spokesperson.
Maintain a strategic overview of human rights, social, political and economic developments in the country, including civil society developments, to identify strategic opportunities and risks
Provide written, verbal and financial reports to the International Secretariat and the Board of AI Japan as requested and ensure that the Board of AI Japan remains fully informed about the AI Japan s affairs
Establish effective working relationships with the Board and within the AI movement.
Lead an annual performance review process for all AI Japan staff, and actively participate in an annual personal performance review of progress against agreed targets and indicators
Take responsibility for overall health, and safety and security of the office and staff
Participate in the International Council Meeting and other international meetings.
Participate in the Annual General Meetings of AI Japan.
Commitment with Human Rights and the organization s values
Commitment to the concept of human rights and its protection and further promotion.
Identification with the mission, vision, and core values of Amnesty International.
Understanding and appreciation of cultural differences, diversity, and equal opportunity.
Fundraising or marketing techniques and activities, preferably in an international organization
Organizational development, managing organizational growth and change processes
Approaches to strategic thinking and strategy development, and translating strategic goals into operational plans
The human rights and socio-political-economic context in Japan
Skills and Experience:
Minimum 3-5 years senior level leadership and success, preferably in an international organization
Communication and conflict management skills to facilitate internal relationships with staff, volunteers, board members, and membership, and to negotiate complex relationships with external stakeholders including donors, media and government officials
Experience in participatory and inclusive approaches to management, with the ability to listen and learn from diverse perspectives
Financial management including setting multi-year budgets, financial monitoring and analysis, and financial reporting
Experience of working with and managing fundraising agencies and in-house teams
Demonstrated experience speaking to and cultivating relationships with supporters, media and donors
Exemplary internal and external communication skills, both oral and written
Fluency in both written and spoken Japanese and English is essential
Personal Qualities and Attributes:
Strong leadership: energy and passion to lead change; technical expertise in change management
Personally credible, with a professional demeanour, sound judgment and integrity that generate the trust and confidence of staff and external stakeholders
Sound political judgement and ability to make difficult decisions balancing competing priorities and interests
Self-motivated and results-driven; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate others
Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills and the ability to relate to internal and external contacts at all levels
Cope well with ambiguity and uncertainty
Readiness to report and be accountable
Commitment to individual and organizational learning and innovation
Equality and diversity is at the core of Amnesty values and employees are expected to work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.
Conflict of Interest
Public or other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with Amnesty International s principles (specifically independence and impartiality), or raise a security concern, or otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post and would therefore disqualify the candidate from being appointed.
How to apply:
To apply for the post, please send in Englisha letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your/resume (NO PHOTOS) in strict confidence by email to Karem Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that they are sent as Word/PDF documents with the titles your name cover letter and your name CV Please put "Amnesty International Japan- Director in the email subject line. Please let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.
Deadline for applications:Sunday, November 6th, 2016