A.R.S. PROGETTI’S PERCEPTION
In several areas of Africa, when entering the territory of another tribe, one is required to bear a special "passport mask".
This has a profound meaning: to neutralise one's roots and individuality as a sign of respect to those whose territory is being entered. In this there is an ancient wisdom, the sublimation of humanity's neutral essence.
Quoting Aeschylus Agamemnon "Provided they respect the temples and the Gods of the vanquished, then shall the victors be saved".
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Study on the establishment of the Centre for Caribbean Diaspora Engagement (CCDE)
JOB / DESCRIPTION DU TRAVAILLE
POSITION:Category I > ACP-Diaspora Expert (development and social sciences)
COUNTRY / PAYS: homebased, with mission
Home-based, Brussels, Liberia,Guyana
STARTING DATE / DATE DE DEMARRAGE: 14/12/2018
DURATION / DUREE: 6 month
GENERAL OBJECTIVE / OBJECTIVE GENERAL: The overarching objective of the CCDE and its affiliate in Africa is to deepen and enhance the institutional framework within which Caribbean and African countries and key stakeholders relate to Diasporas and the diasporic community. The CCDE mandate is based upon a regional approach, which would involve key stakeholders, and institutions in the CARICOM/CARIFORUM region such as collaboration with the University of the West Indies, with engagement with other global Diasporas to see what lessons learnt elsewhere can be applied to the Caribbean and African contexts. Both the global and specific objectives of the CCDE will also support and promote the EC’s cross-cutting objectives to (a) safeguard the environment and pro-actively address the challenges of Climate Change; (b) uphold a rights based approach, and (c) promote gender equality, the interests of persons with disability, and indigenous peoples.
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLICATION SERVICES AND EXPECTED RESULTS / OBJECTIVES PARTICULIERS, SERVICES DEMANDES ET RÉSULTATS A ATTEINDRE:
The specific objectives of the CCDE, to be established at The University of Guyana, with a collaborative affiliate at The University of Liberia shall be:
(a) a means of providing the framework and platform for transfer of skills and knowledge sharing between the diaspora and home communities and institutions in Guyana, The Caribbean, and Africa (Liberia focus);
(b) To provide a centralized platform for Guyanese, Caribbean, and African peoples, organizations, and universities to interface with the Caribbean and African diaspora and diaspora organizations around the world to coordinate their efforts as a means towards establishing systems for seamless brain gain relationships to meet the development challenges posed by decades of brain drain;
(c) To leverage the collective intellectual resources in the Caribbean and African Diasporas to influence regional policy on sustainable development;
(d) To encourage and facilitate increased sharing of knowledge of individual experts and institutional expertise in the diaspora with public and private sectors organizations as well as with civil society.
The objectives listed above are based on the generally accepted understanding that the Caribbean and African diaspora can play a more meaningful role in the development of their regions.
QUALIFICATION: Qualifications and skills:
Education at least at Masters Degree Academic level or equivalent professional experience related to the Lot (view here)
General professional experience:
a minimum of 12 years relevant professional experience
Specific professional experience
(i) Practical experience in the field of development and social sciences
(ii) Excellent knowledge and experience of the principles and working methods of project cycle management and EU aid delivery methods will be an asset.
(iii) Experience in ACP countries is required.
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE / EXPÉRIENCE SPÉCIFIQUE: It will be an advantage:
(i) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to interact with staff at all levels; and
(ii) Good computer skills.
Language of assignment
Fluent in English, a good working knowledge of French will be an advantage.
WORK LANGUAGE / LANGUE DE TRAVAIL: English, French
APPLY / POSTULER: Semira Mihreteab T. e-mail
DATE LINE / DATE LIMITE: 22/11/2018