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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

UK: Postgraduate studentship art and design 2009 2010

Postgraduate StudentshipBirmingham Institute of Art and Design (biad)
Postgraduate Studentship Opportunities

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) is a leading centre for research in the creative arts, architecture and design. We are delighted to announce that as a result of our success in the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnership Scheme, we are in a position to offer a range of Masters and Doctoral Studentships over the next five years.

Applications for October 2009 start are sought from well qualified candidates in the following areas:

Design - PhD

BIAD Studentships

In addition to our AHRC Block Grant allocation, as part of our strategic commitment to research training and development in art and design, we are creating a further PhD Studentship annually.
Applications for October 2009 start are sought from well qualified candidates wishing to pursue projects which align with our areas of research strength in: Art History and Theory, Architecture, Design, Fine Art, Jewellery, Landscape Architecture, Photography and Visual Communication. Applications will be assessed on intellectual merit and contribution to our strategic priorities.

The deadline for applications for both the AHRC and BIAD Studentships is 4.00pm on 15 June 2009. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview on 29-30 June (Masters) or 2 July (PhD).
Awards cover fees and a maintenance grant of up to £13,290 per annum, subject to eligibility criteria.

For further information about the availability of awards, eligibility and the application process please visit:

Enquiries should be directed to

For further information about Birmingham Institute of Art & Design postgraduate courses available please visit

Monday, May 4, 2009

admin dan kasir - Banda Aceh

Eye on Aceh adalah sebuah lembaga lokal yang bergerak dibidang penelitian yang didirikan pada tahun 2002. Saat ini kami membuka lowongan bagi staff admin dan kasir untuk bekerja di kantor kami di Banda Aceh dengan kriteria:
- mampu bekerja secara dinamis
- memiliki pengalaman dalam menangani uang kas dan membuat laporan transaksi keuangan
- berpengalaman dalam melaksanakan berbagai tugas administrasi kantor.
- bisa melaksanakan tugas kerja dalam jam kerja yang fleksible
- mampu memprioritaskan pekerjaan dan bisa bekerja dalam sebuah tim yang kecil.

Jika anda tertarik, kirimkan curriculum vitae (CV) beserta surat lamaran, serta jumlah gaji yang diharapkan ke kantor EOA, Jl. Mesjid Tuha No.5, Ds. Ie Masen, Simpang Tujuh Ulee Kareng (Banda Aceh), tlp 0651-7559019 atau ke email programmes@eyeonace

Catatan: Kami memberikan prioritas khusus kepada perempuan

ADB Scholarship

The Asian Development – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) offers opportunities to talented individuals from its developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies. This scholarship is funded by the Government of Japan.

To be eligible to apply for the ADB-JSP, candidates must receive an unconditional offer from one of the following programs at the University of Sydney:
* Master of Economics
* Master of Commerce
* Master of International Business
* Master of Transport
* Master of International Public Health
* Master of Engineering

The Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship ProgramThe Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for well qualified citizens of the Bank’s Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to undertake postgraduate studies which will assist the economic and social development of their countries.

Who is eligible?
Citizens of developing member countries of the Bank who have a minimum of two years’ working experience and who are eligible for admission to the following degree programs at the University of Sydney:
* Master of Economics
* Master of Commerce
* Master of International Business
* Master of Transport Management
* Master of International Public Health
* Master of Engineering

Please note, applicants living or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship. Also, no applicant will be allowed to apply for the ADB-JSP scholarship more than two times.

To be considered for an ADB-JSP scholarship you must:
* Lodge a separate application for admission to one of the above degrees using a University of Sydney application form, as well as completing the ADB-JSP application form.
* Have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with above average grades (eg GPA of 3 out of 4 or First Class Pass or First Class Honours.
* Have a four year Engineering degree with above average grades from a recognized university, if applying for the Master of Engineering.
* Provide evidence of two years work experience and the latest income tax return (an official letter from an employer may be accepted in cases where an income tax return is not available).

The University of Sydney Application Processing Fee (APF) will be waived if you lodge your ADB-JSP application form together with your admission to the University application form.Your ADB-JSP application will only be considered, if you receive an official offer of admission to one of the above degree programs prior to the ADB-JSP application deadline. If your entry is subject to English language proficiency or academic documention, you must provide all required documents before the ADB-JSP scholarship deadline.


ADB-JSP Application deadlines
Application closing date for courses starting in March 2010 is 31 May 2009.
Application closing date for courses starting in July 2010 is 30 November 2009.

Each scholarship covers full tuition fees, an allowance for books and instructional materials, a monthly living allowance, medical insurance and travel expenses. For scholars engaged in research, a special grant may be applied to assist in field work and thesis preparation. In special circumstances, computer literacy, preparatory language and other similar courses may be covered under the scholarship.

ADB Developing Member Countries
The following countries are ADB Developing Member Countries:
* Afghanistan
* Armenia
* Azerbaijan
* Bangladesh
* Bhutan
* Cambodia
* People’s Republic of China
* Cook Islands
* Fiji Islands
* Georgia
* Hong Kong China
* India
* Indonesia
* Kazakhstan
* Kiribati
* Republic of Korea
* Kyrgyz Republic
* Lao People’s Democratic Republic
* Malaysia
* Maldives
* The Republic of the Marshall Islands
* Federated States of Micronesia
* Mongolia
* Myanmar
* Nauru
* Nepal
* Pakistan
* Republic of Palau
* Papua New Guinea
* Philippines
* Samoa
* Singapore
* Solomon Islands
* Sri Lanka
* Chinese Taipei
* Tajikistan
* Thailand
* Timor-Leste
* Tonga
* Turkmenistan
* Tuvalu
* Uzbekistan
* Vanuatu
* Vietnam

Selection criteria
* Qualifications of the candidate.
* Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
* Preference to women candidates.
* Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity.
* The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
* The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who are pursuing a second master’s degree or a second doctorate degree.
* Candidates who are applying in a participating academic institution in their own country may not be selected.
* Diversification of nationality in the overall Program as well as at each participating academic institution will be considered.

Duration of scholarship
The scholarship period is one year. An appropriate extension for the second or third year of study is conditional on the scholar’s maintaining a satisfactory level of performance determined by the University of Sydney and following approval by the ADB.

Total number of scholarships
Scholarships are awarded, each year, as vacancies arise following completion of studies or withdrawal of scholars. Less than three ADB-JSP scholarships may be awarded in each round of application.
Competition for an ADB-JSP scholarship is extremely strong.
Only candidates who receive an unconditional offer of admission will be considered for the ADB-JSP scholarship.

Application form
You can complete the Application Form by following the instructions on the form.

Please download the University of Sydney ADB Scholarship 2009 Application Form (191kb PDF).

For further information please contact:
International OfficeThe University of SydneyNSW 2006 AUSTRALIA
Phone - +61 2 8627 8302
Fax - +61 2 8627 8387
Email -

Sub Office Administration Focal Point - Lhokseumawe


IOM is looking for a Sub Office Administration Focal Point according to the terms of reference below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by submitting their application to hrbandaaceh@ no later than 7 May 2009 indicating the reference code below. All candidates are kindly requested to specify their availability date in the application form. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Reference Code : SVN/ID1/2009/ 035
Position Title : Sub Office Administration Focal Point
Duty Station : Lhokseumawe, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Classification : Employee, Grade 5
Estimate Starting Date : Soon as Possible

General Functions:
Under the direct supervision of IOM Banda Aceh Logistics Procurement Officer for all logistical and procurement matters and to the Resource Management Officer for all financial/administr ative/HR matters respectively, the incumbent will manage office administration, logistical, procurement requirements in support to the projects /programs being implemented from the Sub Office.

In particular he/she will:
1. Supervise, implement and maintain a vehicle tracking system that monitors vehicle and staff movements and utilizes available communications to regularly update locations.
2. Supervise the review of vehicle log books paying particular attention to vehicle use and fuel consumption and ensure vehicles are serviced and maintained in a timely manner.
3. Supervision of the office generator in regards to fuel usage and servicing.
4. Supervise all office support staff with drivers, security guards and cleaners reporting directly to the incumbent.
5. Ensure all IOM Sub office documentation relating to staff and security is completed in a timely manner and filed in accordance to IOM/UN requirements. This would include but no limited to Travel authorizations, security clearances and staff attendance records.
6. If required, in coordination with the BA Procurement officer, undertake local procurement of supplies and services for the office. Additionally maintain oversight of local office support agreements and expenditures especially in regards to office lease, internet provider, vehicle rental and electricity and water supply.
7. Receive and check all incoming invoices, prepare the payment request form when necessary. Verify invoices and documents submitted by suppliers and service providers and make sure that IOM’s rules and regulations are followed;
8. Process and release duly approved and authorized cash payments and bank transfers to all vendors, contractors and staff, ensuring that signed official invoices/receipts and other supporting documentation is attached to all payment requests;
9. Responsible for daily petty cash and handle petty cash and bank transactions. Keep daily financial record for all petty cash receipts and expenditures including bank transactions. Prepare accurate daily and monthly petty cash and bank reports, to be submitted to Support Unit Banda Aceh. Conduct cash and bank balancing everyday and ensure that the entire admin and financial documentation are complete;
10. Responsible for the distribution of staff attendance forms at the beginning of each month. Accomplished forms should be promptly submitted to Support Unit;
11. Count the cash regularly (every day) and prepare accurate cash certificates;
12. Maintain an efficient filing system of all financial and other supporting documents;
13. Responsible for preparing and submitting fund request for all active projects in Sub-office and follow up it until the fund is transferred to sub-office bank account;
14. Responsible for updating Sub-Office asset list and responsible for all the office assets.
15. Act as Sub Office Security Focal point and coordinate directly with IOM BA Security officer and local UN and government security officials, ensuring relevant and timely access to local security related information and adherence to security regulations.
16. Supervise and maintain a security guard roster to ensure IOM assets are adequately secured at all times.
17. Supervise and implement a communications system that utilizes available resources (cell phone, VHF & HF Radio, Sat Phone) and put into place regular reporting requirements between staff and sub office and additionally between the sub office and the Banda Aceh Sub Office.
18. Supervise and maintain a functioning staff Warden system.
19. Regularly liaise with the relevant Project Managers & Project assistants to ensure adequate planning of future project support requirements especially in regards to logistics, security and office support.
20. Maintain the office in a functioning, professional and aesthetic manner with direct supervision of cleaning staff and office spatial planning.
21. Perform other duties as required.

Desirable qualifications

University degree in a relevant field.
At least 3-5 years experience in similar field of work , especially previous experience working in admin and finance section of Humanitarian aid(an established working record with IOM would be looked at favorably).
Knowledge in assisting emergency operations activities.
Proven ability and experience in liaising with UN, Government Departments/ Authorities and other aid organizations.
Experience in preparing official documentation relating to procurement, administration, finance and security.
Proficient in general computer skills.
Proven effective organizational skills and abilities to establish priorities and plans, ability to work under pressure and cope with deadlines, proven communication skills, good interpersonal skills, high loyalty and ability to work in a team to achieve the same end result.
Thorough knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English required.

Fellowships in Development Economics

Fellowships in Development Economics

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economics (Poland)
Master of Arts in Development Economics (MADE) at Warsaw University, Faculty of Economics is a two year programme of 800 hours of teaching offering a high quality degree in development economics.

What is it?
MADE is a full time two-year graduate programme, offering 800 hours of high quality courses. Its aim is to provide necessary foundations in economics and policy design to future development specialists and advisors in international and governmental development agencies as well as non-governmental organisations. MADE is supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Poland, and meets educational standards of teaching development economics at European and American universities. Our international economics and development programmes attract students from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries (including many of the African states, South-East Asia and Latin America).Why do we do it?The demand for experts in the field of development will be growing in the coming years, as the understanding of the important role of institutions dealing with international development organisations is growing in both aid receiving and aid providing countries. Highly qualified professional staff is needed everywhere where aid strategies are being developed, where reforms in market organisation and social policies are implemented, while within the local authorities there is growing recognition of the role external advisors can play in these processes.

Who do we do it for?
Graduates of the MADE acquire a thorough knowledge in the field of economics and development policies and hands-on experience with various analytical tools for project analysis in the field of infrastructure development, education, healthcare and social policy. Graduates learn how to make individual decisions and solve problems associated with identification of development goals and their management, as well as assessment, by using quantitative and qualitative analysis. These skills are essential while working for both international institutions (United Nations and its agendas, World Bank, OECD, European Commission etc.), as well as public administration and research centres in particular countries. MADE also constitutes a very good starting point for Ph.D. studies.

What does quality mean to us?
We are more than committed to high quality teaching, creating conditions for a stimulating and international environment. Professors teaching in MADE come from widely recognised universities and research institutes throughout Europe. They all have diverse background and outstanding record of publications in the field. And they really are available! Every student has access to growing on-line resources of the programme as well as receives personalised teaching materials. We also organise international research seminars and meetings with successful economists and development experts. Students are invited to participate in research projects as well as supported in developing their own. We also provide a space for scientific publication and creative discussions.

Admissions Candidates are selected on the principle of academic excellence as shown by their transcripts of records. Recruitment Committee carefully reviews all applications assuring individual attention.

Prospective students are requested to submit complete applications till May 31st.
An application file consists of an application form (to be downloaded from the website), official transcript of records, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose detailing research interests, professional goals, and reasons for applying to the program as well as a certified copy of the degree (which can be delivered later). If any of the above listed documents will be made available to you after the application deadline, contact us for specific instructions.

MADE is designed for students, who majored in economics, mathematics, business, or social sciences and want to make Development Economics their main fields of study. Candidates should hold an undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent degree).

All information is available
For further information, please contact MADE Team at e-mail:

Information package may be downloaded from

Application has to be received by 31. May 2009.

DBE USAID - Jakarta

An NGO-managed education program operating in seven provinces in Indonesia seeks qualified candidates based in Jakarta Office for the following vacant position:

1. Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant

Position Description:
he successful candidate will be responsible for the reception desk, carrying out general administration duties and will be required to assist with the day to day running of the office, to provide administrative level support EDC Staff in Jakarta Office. Position demands a high level of responsibility with minimal supervision, independent performance of varied duties, extensive communication, command of organization, and excellent prioritization.

Job Qualifications:
- At least 3-5 years administrative management experience, preferably with large-scale international projects;
- Successful experience working in a diverse, face-paced environment;
- Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft word, excel, Outlook exchange email system;
- Versed in office administration duties including faxing, photocopying, answering phones, arranging meetings;
- Bachelors degree or 5 years administrative experience required.

2. Procurement Officer

Position Description:
Procurement Officer will report to Operation Manager and will work closely with Grants Manager, finance team, designated procurement staff in provincial offices, and other technical staff. The Procurement Officer will ensure that the subcontractor meets performance requirements, and adheres to all relevant USAID regulations. The Procurement Officer will collaboratively plan procurement activities for various technical components, including Cluster Resource Centers (CRCs), Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Kindergartens, Libraries, and other programs. The Procurement Officer will develop specifications, in collaboration with technical staff, and will seek best value for the project by procuring all necessary items through transparent bidding processes. The Procurement Officer is responsible for managing system of procurement of commodities/ services for programmatic activities carried out in Jakarta and provincial offices. The Procurement Officer will ensure effective communications between provincial procurement staff, vendors in Jakarta and the provinces, Jakarta finance staff, grants management staff, as well as technical advisors. The Procurement Officer monitors the processes of procurement and delivery of in-kind grants in provinces, making sure that all necessary approvals are signed and delivered, and that vendor payments are in accordance with the procedures.

Job Qualifications
- 2 – 5 years experience managing administrative systems, overseeing complex processes which require approval from various parties at different stages
- Knowledge of USAID regulations regarding procurement would be an advantage
- Knowledge of transparent bidding processes for procurement, and management of procurement systems
- Proven negotiation skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, conversant & literate in English would be an advantage

3. Distance Education Program Manager

Position Description:
The Distance Education Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning and effective implementation of DE pilots and activities planned and implemented by the project. Under the leadership of the Chief of Party and supervision of the Open University/ICT Advisors, he/she will work together with the ICT Training Manager and other technical specialists both in Jakarta and provinces, the CRC Grants Manager, partner universities and national and local stakeholders. The position requires strong management skills and leadership ability. The Manager is expected to show strong initiative in launching activities, solving problems, and effectively coordinating activities among multiple teams with competing priorities.

Job Responsibilities
• Assist with the design of the DE pilot programs basing them on the results and recommendations of the DE study, and integrating them with relevant, project best practices including the ICT-based best practices.
• In collaboration with key provincial staff to oversee and manage the implementation of pilot distance training activities
• Conduct formative assessment of effectiveness of the DE pilot to solicit input for revising the systems.
• Assist in the development and dissemination of information on the results of pilot activities to other members of the project team and to provincial offices, to allow lessons learned in pilot activities to be effectively replicated
• Update GOI stakeholders and USAID on progress of DE pilot activities as necessary
• Support the transition activities by assisting with the development of strategies for take up DE pilot activities by stakeholders and beneficiaries.
• Prepare reports on pilot activities, best practices, transition strategy and contribute to the quarterly and annual reports.

Job Qualifications
• A minimum of 8 years experience working in distance education development
• Advanced degree in education, distance education or relevant subject
• Strong experience working with Indonesian education system, universities, Indonesia central and provincial government structures
• Proven ability to effectively manage complex projects, communicate among various stakeholders
• Highly organized and work well under pressure.
• Have good interpersonal skills and value working in a collaborative environment.
• Fluent English and demonstrated excellent English writing capabilities
• Successful experience managing multiple activities

Send a CV and cover letter to our email address: DBE2Indonesia@
Please keep attachments small.
All applications due before 22 May 2009Only short listed candidates will be interviewed

The recruitment process regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, disability and religious beliefs