Mediation Trainer, Africa Media Development Division
Various Locations, Africa

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.  Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $50 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.

IREX seeks experts to serve as short- and long-term mediation consultants and trainers in locations around Africa, including in conflict-sensitive environments.  Applicants should have a background in training in conflict mitigation, including in mediation techniques.  Positions are contingent upon funding.

* Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective capacity-building programming and/or professional consultations
* Expertise in conflict mitigation training and programming, particularly involving mediation in a variety of community settings, including targeted programming for youth, women and community leaders
* Demonstrated experience in conflict-sensitive environments in Africa required
* Demonstrated experience in providing short-term technical assistance for donor-funded conflict-mitigation programs, including meeting program goals and complying with reporting requirements
* Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required

Please apply online with your cover letter, resume, and salary history at our JOB BOARD at

Please apply by June 1, 2009 by sending your resume and cover letter via email to or fax to (202) 628-8189. *Include MDD/SO/CON/EC in the subject line.*


CNS Research Associate
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Monterey, CA

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the CNS NTI Project Manager and Director of either the Newly Independent States Nonproliferation Program (NISNP) or the East Asia Nonproliferation Program (EANP) at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), the Research Associate will assist in the operations and implementation of activities tasked to and performed at CNS, as described in the duties below. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt staff position.

Essential Duties
– Write reports and supervise student contributions to various NTI databases and other deliverable to NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative), including on regional nonproliferation topics. Regions of interest: former Soviet Union, China, East and South East Asia, Middle East.
– Conduct original research and write reports and scholarly articles on the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons to state and non-state actors, their means of delivery and strategies for control.
– Present research results at professional conferences and workshops.
– Assist in completing and developing new proposals and reports about existing CNS research projects for funders, as needed.
– Participate in other CNS events and activities, including presentations to the CNS Visiting Fellows Program, as well as other outreach and educational projects.
– Assist in the organization of seminars, meetings, outreach activities, as requested by CNS senior staff and management.

– Excellent analytical, research, and report writing skills.
– Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
– Facility with Internet/WWW.
– Fluency in Russian, Chinese, Korean, or Arabic is desirable.
– Capable of multi-tasking and working in challenging, intense, and dynamic environment.
– Willingness and ability to adapt to changing technologies and systems.
– Willingness and ability to comply with Institute policies, procedures, and mandates.

M.A. degree in political science, international relations, or equivalent experience in the field. Previous research experience and publications on WMD nonproliferation topics are desirable.

Additional Information:
Physical Effort/Environment
The Monterey Institute maintains a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. Position requires light to moderate physical effort and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and previous experience in conducting research in the area of WMD nonproliferation.

Application Instructions:
Appointment Date: Research Associate positions are expected to start as soon as a relevant candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2009. Please apply online ( by submitting a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, transcripts and a writing sample.

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