Category: Outside Announcements

Webinar on Applying for Federal Jobs April 24th!

April 22nd, 2014 in Outside Announcements

You are invited to attend this online meeting with Delores Garcia from the Dept of Labor.
Topic: How to Apply for Federal Jobs
Date: Friday, April 24, 2014
Time: 12:45 pm-3:00 , Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 648 508 582
Meeting Password: M33t!ngs123
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To join the online meeting
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1. Go to https://dol.webex.com/dol/j.php?MTID=ma8d9fbb96153755e097159bb06ab45f5
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: M33t!ngs123
4. Click “Join”.

Please contact Eric DelGizzo (edelgizz@bu.edu) to receive the presentation you will need to participate in the webinar.

“Terrorism and Public Health” presentation hosted by Rotaract tonight! All students welcome, pizza provided!

April 16th, 2014 in Outside Announcements

Terrorism and Public Health

Presented by George Annas, JD, MPH

Hosted by Rotaract

Wednesday April 16th

5:00pm in L206

Pizza Provided

The Future of Activism in a Time of Shrinking Abortion Access event April 16th

April 10th, 2014 in Outside Announcements

A conversation with renowned reproductive rights activist and scholar MARLENE GERBER FRIED, Co-Director, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Hampshire College.

All welcome! Learn more here: Marlene Gerber Fried event 4 16 14

A note from One Acre Fund-their upcoming webinar, open positions, and insights into a social entrepreneurship career path

April 8th, 2014 in Outside Announcements

Webinar: Life and Work in the Field at One Acre Fund


One Acre Fund is hosting a webinar on careers in rural East Africa on Thursday, April 24 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Learn about what it’s like to work in the field from two staff members who are doing just that!

The webinar includes:

- A brief overview of One Acre Fund’s model and its impact in Africa
- A discussion about what two of our program staff members in Kenya are currently working on
- Information on what it’s like to live in rural East Africa for One Acre Fund
- Details on how to be a great One Acre Fund candidate and what job opportunities are now available

To register, click here!

Jobs Spotlight: Internship and Development Opportunities


Are you passionate about international development? Do you want to leverage your skills to make a lasting impact on smallholder farm families?  One Acre Fund has a recently opened two positions on the Development Team and an internship!

  • Business Development Manager
    • Location: Nairobi or Kigali (with up to 20-30% travel to rural Africa and international locations)
    • Description: Design and implement a strategy to engage bilateral and multilateral organizations in country mission offices and head offices; support identification and engagement with the world’s large family and corporate foundations; serve as a spokesperson for the organization in African capitals while simultaneously shepherding complex, large-scale funding proposals from identification to development to fruition. 
    • Qualifications: 3 – 10+ years of work experience, a demonstrated long-term career interest in international development, and a track record of securing grants, cooperative agreements and contracts with large, institutional funders.
  • Grants Administrator
    • Location: Rural Kenya to start (1-2 months for training); then to Nairobi office.
    • Description: Manage the financial and administrative aspects of reporting and compliance with our top foundation and bilateral grants/contracts; work alongside our program and operations staff to ensure full compliance with these awards. Key job responsibilities include grant fiscal and compliance management; monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; foundation grant reporting; and representation and diplomacy.
    • Qualifications: 2 to 5+ years of progressive experience working with bilateral or large foundations; demonstrated success in programs management, donor compliance, and reporting; effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization skills are necessary; history of working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO and NGO partners in complex environments; prior work experience in Africa strongly preferred.

One Acre Fund currently has over 35 open positions.  For more information and job descriptions, please visit our website.

In addition to these new roles, we also have an internship position available. To see the full job description, please click here.

  • People Operations Intern 
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Description: Work in a professional setting for a growing social enterprise. This position will primarily focus on the systems and structures that need to be in place to support a global field team.
    • Qualification: At least 3 years of university coursework completed.

Forward to a Friend


Do you know of any graduate students or early career professionals who already have an undergraduate degree and are looking for a job?  If so, please forward this e-newsletter to them.

If you or someone you know would like to be added to this careers newsletter, please email us at careers@oneacrefund.org with the subject line: “add me to the careers newsletter” and let us know how you heard about the newsletter. If you are a current student, please also mention your school.

How to Break into the Social Entrepreneurship Career Path


A rapidly-growing sector of new NGOs is shaking up the international development field.  Here are some examples of ways to get started in this new sector.

Work Directly with Innovative NGOs

Many entrepreneurial NGOs offer positions with significant responsibility for early career professionals. These NGOs are often funded by foundations such as Draper Richards, Echoing Green, Mulago and Skoll Foundations. These NGOs are often easier to network into early on in your career.

Work in an Entrepreneurial Role That Offers Independence

Programs that offer this type of experience include Peace Corps and Fulbright, or you can design your own project. These roles offer a high degree of independence and are great ways to get into the field to learn directly from customers.

Apply For a Fellowship

Several of One Acre Fund’s leaders have started regular jobs (e.g. entrepreneurial company, operations consulting) and then spent at least one year afterwards working in a developing nation.

Fellowships provide a great opportunity to gain experience in development.  Examples include:

Work in the Private Sector

Private sector experience can be complemented with developing country experience later through one of many fellowship/volunteer-type programs. A path like this shows a commitment to gaining hard skills in a professional setting and applying those skills abroad in developing countries.


A conversation with filmmaker Rahman Oladigbolu about his latest movie “Theory of Conflict”

April 8th, 2014 in Outside Announcements

AD Net Tuesdays  | A conversation with filmmaker Rahman Oladigbolu about his latest movie “Theory of Conflict”, Israeli/Palestinian and world ethnic and religious conflict.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 6pm – 7:45pm

WHEREBrookline Public Library at the Coolidge Corner Branch | 31 Pleasant Street Brookline, 02446. - Meeting Room 

WHO: Independent African Filmmaker Rahman Olagdibolu will discuss and show parts of his latest movie : “Theory of Conflict”. 

WHAT: Information session and discussion on world and ethnic religious conflicts.

FILM SYNOPSIS

A LEAGUE OF ORDINARY STUDENTS TAKING ON AN EXTRAORDINARY TASK

When Sudanese “Lost Boy” Mohammed (Mo) Deng is dumped by his girlfriend of fourteen months, the resulting heartache opens up scabs of old wounds he thought had healed in time, in the ten years that he has been in America. 

On the other hand, when his best friend Edward Dudley falls in love with Yafit Abdeel, a former soldier of the Israel Defense Forces, his life will never remain the same again. Edward is well known as a playboy whose life is characterized by frivolous dating and casual sex, whereas Yafit grew up in a conservative home where sex comes only with marriage. 

As Mohammed’s emotional life spirals down the rabbit hole, and Edward’s heart is pulled apart in different directions, the two friends are caught up in the wave of a controversial event that is tearing their school apart. 

Conflict erupts on their campus as groups of students observe the year’s “Israeli Apartheid Week”, an annual exercise organized by pro-Palestinian teachers and students to protest events in the Middle East. For Edward, this becomes an opportunity to please a girl he’s crazy about, and then maybe also to do something bigger than himself. 

Mohammed, however, seems to have no choices. As a popular peer tutor, he has befriended many students on campus, including several Jews and Arabs. Thus, he is an asset to the cause Edward is cooking up, and he feels that he can’t let his best friend down. Yet his old wounds, sustained from the war that marred his childhood, are becoming as fresh as new.

BIOGRAPHY

RAHMAN OLADIGBOLU is an author and award-winning filmmaker who moved to the United States fourteen years ago, armed with a dream to make movies. He started out as a production assistant on movies and television shows around Boston, and directed and coproduced a few short movies. After publishing a memoir, On Holy Pilgrimage: A Long Journey For Freedom, detailing his transformational experience toward achieving his dream of coming to America to make movies, Rahman embarked on his first feature length movie project, Soul Sisters, as the writer/producer/director. 

Educated at Quincy College and Harvard University, Rahman won Boston’s prestigious “Best Emerging Filmmaker Award” at the Roxbury International Film Festival, and “The 2010 Artist Award” at the American Islamic Congress, a multicultural and inter-faith organization headquartered in Washington DC. Released in Nigeria and Ghana under the title In America: The Story of the Soul Sisters, his debut  movie won the award for “Best Film for an African Abroad” at the 2011 African Movie Academy Award (AMAA). The movie has been screened at film festivals and cultural centers around the world, including the Cannes’ Pan-African Film festival and the Werkstatt Der Kuturen institute in Germany. 

Rahman has just completed production of his new movie Theory of Conflict, a movie about a group of students who must deal with their personal problems just as a major ethnic conflict breaks out on their campus. Centered on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the movie is told from the perspective of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, someone whom the Middle East politics has affected in ways often overlooked by the rest of the world. Rahman is currently at the development stage for his next movie project “A Private Experience”, from a story written by renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie about the religious conflict between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria.

Easily Accessible by MBTA

1. Green Line C Service towards Cleveland Circle to Coolidge Corner Stop [3 minute walk]

or 2. 66 Bus Route from Cambridge or from Dudley towards Coolidge Corner and Harvard Street/Beacon Street Intersection [reference bus driver]

Websites:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theory-of-Conflict-Movie/509118362480038

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/theory-of-conflict

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=metywsceVvs

How to Incorporate Writing into your Career-a lunch talk hosted by The Beat at BUSM

April 8th, 2014 in Outside Announcements

How to Incorporate Writing into your Career

The Beat at BUSM proudly presents a talk by Dr. George Annas, JD, MPH, a prominent writer and professor at BUSM, BUSPH, and BULaw. At this lunch talk, Dr. Annas will speak about his own career writing about medical issues, as well as his advice to students on how to get their writing published. This talk is open to all BUSM students and faculty.

When: Tuesday 04/15/14 from noon to 1pm

Where: R103

What: How to incorporate writing into your career.

Non-Pizza food will be served

This will be the first lunch talk hosted by The Beat, a newly founded student-run journal at BUSM. Our first issue will be released in May. 

For more info on Dr. Annas, please visit: 

http://www.bu.edu/sph/profile/george-annas/

 

Hope to see you there!

The Beat at BUSM

Interested in meeting people working in Africa, helping a great organization, and celebrating South Africa’s success? Volunteer for South Africa Partners’ 2014 Itheko (gala)!

April 2nd, 2014 in Outside Announcements

Interested in meeting people working in Africa, helping a great organization, and celebrating South Africa’s success? Volunteer for South Africa Partners’ 2014 Itheko (gala)!

The event, which is their annual fundraising gala, will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.

South Africa Partners has a lot to celebrate this year. We will be marking the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s free elections and the 15th anniversary of South Africa Partners’ operations.

In addition, we will be honoring two extraordinary South Africans with our Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award—Justice Albie Sachs and Temba Maqubela. In presenting Temba and Albie with the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award, we will be honoring their personal and professional contributions to fighting apartheid and building a democratic South Africa. Albie epitomizes the best in humanity and stands as an inspiration to action for South Africans and the social justice community worldwide. As an educator, Temba’s reach has expanded the horizons of countless students from around the world and empowered them to become active global citizens. We will also recognize the contributions of Artists for a New South Africa with our Global Citizen Award.

If anyone is interested in volunteering, we request that they commit to a seven-hour span that evening, arriving at the Sonesta at 3:30 PM and departing at approximately 10:30 PM. We will provide them with dinner. The tasks for that night will include set-up, assisting with registration, greeting and orienting guests, assisting with our exciting new art raffle, and clean-up after the event. Their assistance that evening would be invaluable in ensuring that it is a memorable and smoothly-run event for all of our guests.

Please let me know if you are interested! (Free dinner, networking, and learning – does it get any better?!)

Email csdraghi@bu.edu or bdecotis@sapartners.org if interested!

Hakuna Sundays | Africans in Boston Monthly Networking mixer on April 13, 2014

April 2nd, 2014 in Outside Announcements

Hakuna Sundays | Africans in Boston Monthly Networking mixer on April 13, 2014

Hakuna Sundays  | Africans in Boston Monthly Networking mixer
WHENSunday,  April  13, 2014 | 6:30pm-10pm
WHERE
Scholars Boston – 25 School Street – Boston, MA 02108 | Upstairs Lounge: Ask upon entry for Africans In Boston location
WHAT: Join us to meet Africans, friends of Africans, students and professionals working together to make a difference in our communities.

THEME: “Business Cards, Flyers and Samples!” We encourage everyone to bring their business cards, flyers, or samples to our informal monthly mix and mingle networker if possible. However, not required. This is a perfect opportunity for event coordinators, corporations, authors, fund-raisers, film directors, and entrepreneurs to market their work.

COST: No cover charge – Cash Bar and Pay for your own food. 

http://www.scholarsbostonbistro.com/

Easily Accessible by MBTA

Red Line to Park Street or Orange Line to State Street

For more information or directions, contact Joycelina at 857-228-8833

Africans in Boston Inc. is an organization that fosters the socio- economic and educational development of its members by offering a platform that connects the African Diaspora in the greater Boston area and in the state of Massachusetts. The organization provides its members with various resources by cultivating meaningful and professional relationships

20th International Development Conference at Harvard, April 11th-12th

April 2nd, 2014 in Outside Announcements

The 20th International Development Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School represents the largest and longest-running graduate student conference on international development. The conference this year will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, 2014. Register now!

This year, we are excited to offer:

  • Over 15 panels on new trends in development, including access to finance, social entrepreneurship and impact investing, women’s economic empowerment, moving from access to quality in health and education, when RCTs are appropriate, and the potential of open data technology, just to name a few
  • Confirmed leading thinkers as Keynotes, including Esther Duflo, Co-Founder and Director of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; Michael Schlein, CEO of Accion International; and Kris Balderston, Former Special Representative for the U.S. Secretary of State’s Global Partnerships and General Manager, Fleishman-Hillard
  • Cutting-edge plenary debate on the theme of the conference “The Wrong Way? Forging New Paths in Development” that will delve into how development has been defined to date and the implications of our starting assumptions. We are thrilled to set up a dialogue between John McArthur, Senior Fellow of the UN Foundation and Former CEO, Millennium Promise; Jane Wales, CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and President and CEO, World Affairs Council; and Lant Pritchett, Professor, Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • 500+ students, practitioners, academics in dialogue on the latest ideas and opportunities in international development

For more, please check out our website, which is being updated daily with new speakers, blogposts, and conference information.

HLBHR Alumni Career Panel – Wed, Apr. 2 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM – RSVP!

April 1st, 2014 in Outside Announcements

The Dept. of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights has organized a panel of successful alumni working in diverse areas of the health care industry who can provide experience-based information and advice. You are all invited to join us for the alumni career panel and discussion over dinner (from Panera Bread!).

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2, 2014  |  4:30 – 6:00 PM  |  Wilkins Board Room (1st Floor of BUMC Evans Building)

 

RSVP & Submit Questions HERE!

 

Alumni Panelists:

  • Laura Huber, RN, MPH, Senior Director of Case Management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

MPH, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, 2013; HLBHR Capstone Award Winner, 2012

  • Lynn Squillace, JD, MPH, Associate General Counsel at the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission

MPH, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, 2013; Health Law & Bioethics Fellow, 2012-2013

  • Erin Taylor, MPH, Policy Analyst, Office of Medicaid, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Former Development and Communications Fellow, Health Leads

MPH, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, 2011