Special Opportunity in Dominican Republic

AnneM (AnneM@edc.org)
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 09:13:50 -0400

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Subject: Special Opportunity in Dominican Republic
From: Women In Science and Engineering NETwork <WISENET@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
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Date: 10/6/97 16:27

Dear WISENET-ters:

The Worldwide Women in Development Fellows Program (WorldWID)
Announces Special Recruitment for Fellowship Opportunity in the
Dominican Republic:

WorldWID Fellowship in Community Development in
the Dominican Republic

The WorldWID Fellows Program is recruiting a specialist in Community
Development for a one-year Fellowship program that will consist of
training and orientation in Florida and Washington, D.C. followed by a
field placement with the USAID Mission in the Dominican Republic.

The WorldWID Fellows Program is managed by the University of Florida
under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International
Development, Global Bureau, Office of Women in Development. The goal of
the program is to increase the number of U.S. citizens with technical
expertise and gender analytical skills that can be used in the
implementation of U.S. foreign assistance programs. Persons with highly
developed skills relevant to the strategic areas of the USAID are
encouraged to apply even if they do not meet the qualifications for this
field assignment. Those areas are: economic growth; democracy and
governance, including human rights; environment; girls education; and
population, health, and nutrition.

WorldWID Fellows are selected for training programs that begin in
January and in June. The successful applicant for this position will
already have some knowledge of the field of women in development (WID) /
gender and development (GAD) and be prepared to begin participation in
the program in January, 1998.

WorldWID Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,500, domestic and
international travel to the field Mission and some other costs
associated with the program.

Applicants for the Dominican Republic placement should meet the
following qualifications:

- Masters or Doctorate in an environmental field with demonstrated
community development experience;
- Demonstrated expertise and technical knowledge of Water, Waste Water
Treatment, Sanitation, or Renewable Energy in conjunction with Womens'
organizations and NGOs (highly desirable);
- Experience with Environmental Impact Assessments or Social Impact
- Ability to work in a team; to take leadership when necessary, and
ability to deal with competing priorities;
- Excellent English writing skills; fluent Spanish language;
- Experience working in a developing country OR strong commitment and
willingness to do so, OR comparable experience in U.S. working with
disadvantaged communities;
- United States citizenship;
- Knowledge of Latin American cultures;
- Knowledge and/or experience in the field of WID or GAD;
- Willingness to begin this assignment on January 26, 1998.

If you are interested in applying for this WorldWID Fellowship, please

Dr. Martin McKellar, Recruitment Coordinator
WorldWID Fellows Program
University of Florida, Office of International Studies and Programs
123 Tigert Hall, Box 113225
Gainesville, FL 32611-3225
Phone 352/392-9386; Fax 352/392-8379: E-mail wid1@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu

For general information on WorldWID, please visit our web page at:

All communications about this placement should be with the WorldWID
Fellows Program. Applicants should NOT contact USAID overseas Missions
or offices in Washington, D.C. Selection will be made as soon as we
identify a pool of acceptable candidates.

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