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UNICEF NETI Programme is Hiring Communication and HR Specialists

UNICEF is pleased to announce that the recruitment campaign for UNICEF's 10th NETI cohort has launched. Applications will be accepted online until the deadline of 11:59pm (EST) on July 30, 2017

UNICEF's New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF's global talent management strategy the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent. The aim is to recruit candidates at the entry to mid-career levels who will grow and develop in the organization. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.

The NETI Programme is currently recruiting suitable candidates at the P-3 level in Communication and Human Resources.

For full programme details and information on how to apply, please visit the NETI website. To learn more about the process and have a one on one discussion with the NETI team, eligible candidates are welcome to register for one of our Brazen Online Career Fairs by sending an email to neti@unicef.org by 13 July 2017. Please indicate which one of the following sessions you would like to register for.

Session 1: Wednesday, 19 July at 8:00 am EST
Session 2: Monday, 24 July at 8:00 pm EST

We would appreciate your support in circulating the NETI Programme's launch information to a wide audience and your assistance in identifying potentially suitable candidates. Please see attached flyers and click here to access a social media kit which can be shared with your networks to promote the launch of the 10th NETI cohort recruitment campaign.

Click below to download the flyers:

Many thanks and best regards,

The NETI Team
United Nations Children's Fund
Division of Human Resources
3 UN Plaza, New York, 10017, USA
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Canada 150 Research Chair Department of Humanities, York University

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from individuals interested in nomination for a Canada 150 Research Chair in Black Diaspora thought and culture, to commence July 1, 2018. Applicants should have a research record in interdisciplinary Black Diaspora thought and cultures grounded in the humanities; including philosophical and theoretical approaches, sexuality studies, visual culture, and literature.

The position is a tenure stream open rank appointment conditional on the successful nomination of the applicant as a Canada 150 Research Chair. To be eligible for this award, nominees must be internationally based at the time of the application (both working and residing outside of Canada), including Canadian expatriates.

The individual sought will be nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chair. Appointments to Canada 150 Chairs are for 7 years and are accompanied by a full-time tenure-stream faculty position. Further information about the Canada 150 Research Chair program is available at http://www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

The successful candidate will have PhD in Humanities or a related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research including publications appropriate to their stage of career, and will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate actively in the Graduate Program in Humanities and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

For this nomination, York is particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and especially encourages candidates in equity, diversity and inclusion categories. York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate's record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a sample of their scholarly writing, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Andrea Davis, Chair Department of Humanities, 206 Vanier College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 or by e-mail to aadavis@yorku.ca (subject line: "Diaspora Thought and Culture").

The deadline for applications is July 26, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Call for Papers: African Global Experiences

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual  synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the  world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the  African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content. To  this end, we are seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including  the arts, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, STEM-related fields (science,  technology, engineering, and mathematics) as well as Africology (i.e., African Diaspora Studies,  African Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black  Studies, Pan African Studies, etc.). The non-exhaustive relevant topics sought for this special  edition include the main topic as well as the following subtopics:
  • Reports on international study experiences
  • The process of merging African American Studies and African Studies
  • Historically Black College and University (HBCU) international partnerships
  • Partnerships with institutions of higher learning and/or community agencies in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia, or the Pacific that serve African peoples
General Information:

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (A:JPAS) seeks work that: present original  research methods/theory, add to a body of research, announce research findings, guide future  research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion,  introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology.  Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated  bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and  suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others  with interest in African world community studies. In 2011 JPAS received the National Council  for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for Outstanding Academic  Leadership and Service in the African World. 


A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with  occasional supplemental special issues.


A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile, EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to  Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text  (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.


A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore,  we have decided not to use the term 'tribe' or slaves in reference to the African experience. We  ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred  alternative terms-concepts include 'ethnic group' and 'the enslaved'. Second, in regards to the  use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that  it be capitalized. And last, in regards to describing Africa, the now popular 'sub-Saharan Africa'  designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is 'Africa south of the Sahara desert'  or simply, 'Africa south of the Sahara'.

Publishing Language:

The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other  than English are acceptable when also presented in English.


All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition (flemmint@gvsu.edu) in a  cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of  your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under  consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African  Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor  (flemmint@gvsu.edu) in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e- mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not  exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and  references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution  on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use  endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each  contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to  your area of study. 

From Submission to Being Published:

Respond to this call with "African Global Experiences" in the subject line to  flemmint@gvsu.edu. The deadline for receiving papers is February 21, 2018. Notices of  acceptance will be issued on March 21, 2018. Should corrections or additions need to be made to  your contribution, the guest editor will inform you. The special edition will be published in July  2018.


Tracy Flemming, Guest Editor of Special Edition
E-mail: flemmint@gvsu.edu

For additional information about Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, visit  www.jpanafrican.org.

CFP: 29th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference in Philadelphia

The Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) presents the

29th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference
Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District 

"Afrocentricity in Visionary Conversations with African/Black Radical Intellectualism and Afro-Futurism"

The African world is thriving in spite of bearing witness to dystopic and threatening political, social, and cultural change and upheaval.  Society is responding to reassertions of supremacist thought, ethos, insanity, and regression, and there is a caution to avoid a pessimist trap.  In challenging chronophobia, known as a fear of the future, African people continue to maintain and pursue not only optimum liberation but also a technological awareness updated from past ingenuity to present creative consciousness.  This year's conference welcomes papers that explore the traditions and praxis of Afrocentric thought with a particular innovation based on the paradigm's visionary conversations with sources from the broad inheritance of African/Black radical intellectualism and contemporary Pan-African frameworks of Afro-futurism.  As the conceptualization of African freedom will never become stagnant, this year's conference solicits cutting-edge and future-building idea formation to help order responses to the present condition of African people, saturated with the culture's tools of victorious consciousness and preservationist acuity.   This year's conference aims to generate discourses of reflection and imagination by advancing research that consider what cultural tools and techniques we have generated that will be useful and effective for African people's future needs.  Papers should reflect the highest critical consciousness of Afrocentric and African-centered epistemologies of the discipline of Africana Studies. Participation is highly competitive.  Formal, 250-word ABSTRACTS are due by August 15, 2017

Registration for the  29th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference is OPEN

General Registration
$170 -- Early Bird Registration (now through  September 30, 2017)
$200 -- General Registration (after  September 30, 2017 and On-Site)

Other Registration Types (Flat Rate)
$100 -- Graduate Students
$40   --  Undergraduate Students
$100 --  Unaffiliated Community Members
$80   --  Unaffiliated Senior Citizens
All DISA Members are eligible for a $25 discount on conference registration. To receive the discount, individuals should process their membership (new or renewal) PRIOR to registering for the conference in order to receive the membership discount code. 
 One-Day conference rates will be available on-site only. 
For More Information:  https://www.diopianinstitute.org/index.php/conference-registration

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