October 2017

PhD in Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy

PhD in Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy
The Rural Studies PhD program in the School for Environmental
Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, has a position
for one PhD student to participate in the Comparative Organic
Agricultural Policy Research Project under the direction of Dr. John
F Devlin.  The project is
focused on dimensions of organic agricultural policy formation and
impact and associated social aspects of organic agriculture in a
variety of national and international contexts.  The successful candidate will
be guaranteed a minimum of $52,500 in cumulative financial awards
over three years.  These
awards will be composed of scholarships, teaching assistantships,
graduate research assignments or service employment.   There is also some potential
for additional income dependent upon success in award application


The program is seeking a candidate who will
most closely meet the following conditions:

CASID' Social Media Coordinator Opportunity

The ) is a national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization.

To accomplish its mission to promote and support international development studies in Canada and abroad, CASID maintains a listserv and a blog to enhance communication and the sharing of information among interested and engaged IDS people worldwide.  CASID organizes one annual conference and sponsors five regional events per year.  The ambition of both the annual conference and the regional events is to bring together people working and studying in the broad field of international development to share opinions, experiences and research findings, to enhance networking and communication in the IDS community, and to facilitate the emergence of new development researchers and practitioners through active interaction and cooperation with Development Studies and related programs in Canadian universities and colleges. CASID also oversees the publication of two periodicals, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS) and the Development Forum.


CASID is recruiting a graduate student, recent graduate or early/new career member to provide social media support for the organization. CASID currently has limited activity on social media and is looking to enhance its online presence to better connect with members and the development community. This includes promoting CASID initiatives, news and events, including content from the Canadian Journal of Development Studies and other related material.


  • Approximately 3 hour per week commitment
  • Day-to-day management of CASID Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Monthly reporting of basic analytics on social media engagement
  • Staying up to date with multi-sector Canadian and global international development communities of research and practice


World Renew sister organization - ZOA - job opportunity

Greetings from World Renew!


World Renew is pleased to inform that ZOA, a sister organization in the Netherlands, has currently a great opportunity. It would be greatly appreciated if you would kindly circulate it as you are able.

Please see attached in MS Word and PDF files.

For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website www.zoa-international.com.

If you have questions about this vacancy, please directly contact the person informed by ZOA on the attachment. 

Thank you and blessings,


Reminder and detailed agenda - November 6 roundtable discussion in Ottawa

Dear colleaguesPlease see attached a revised and detailed agenda for the upcoming roundtable discussion on increasing access to quality higher education for refugee youth in the global south.  As you know this all-day (9:00 - 4:30) meeting will take place on Monday November 6 at Carleton University.  Following the meeting, UNHCR  Canada and WUSC will host an evening reception (6:00-7:30pm) at the Cégep de l'Outaouais in Gatineau with Mr. Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for the UNHCR. 
For those of you who have already confirmed your participation at the roundtable discussion and reception, and/or have registered online, thank you. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. 
For those who have not yet done so, but would be interested in participating in the roundtable discussion, please note that there are still places available (please click here to register)   

Tenure-track positions in International Development Studies at the University of Guelph.

See below, details of two tenure-track positions at the University of Guelph. Please to pass on these details to individuals who might be interested.


Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor in International Development Studies, Tenure-track (2 positions)
College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph

Department: International Development Studies

Deadline: November 18, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found 


The International Development Studies (IDS) Program, within the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS), invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in the area of International Development. 
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is subject to budgetary approval.   


Call for Fellowship Applications, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for Research Fellowships in the period March 2018 – February 2019.

Proposals regarding 1) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation and 2) global cooperation under conditions of polycentric governance are especially welcome.

The fully funded fellowships for up to 12 months are available to both senior and postdoctoral researchers across the humanities and social sciences.

evolunteering opportunities education and devleopment

Hi all, I am posting this information as someone familiar with this project and also because I know many in the CASID community are interested in staying involved in community development initiatives.


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that can contribute to education in under-served communities around the world?


Rumie is looking for volunteers to contribute to a LearnCloud (compilation of free open access information).


For information see: https://www.rumie.org/


This is a non-profit organization that makes access to free digital education for underserved communities. They have tablets that can be uploaded with free educational materials and then used by students to learn freely (without costs of
textbooks, etc).


CASID Certificate 4 Humanitarian Assistance: Policies and Responses

Registration now open for CASID Certificate Seminar 4: Humanitarian Assistance: Policies and Responses


Please circulate widely on social media, through email, etc.


This event is geared to current students and recent graduates.


Seminar facilitator: Hunter McGill, Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa



Date: November 25th (Saturday)

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: FSS 4006, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Registration through Eventbrite:


World Renew job openings ( (AlUSCA, AM, GTA, IndConUSCA)

Greetings from World Renew!


We have a 3 new opportunity today. It would be greatly appreciated if you would kindly circulate it at your earliest convenience:


1.    Project Manager – Disaster Response Team, Canada

a.    Application deadline is October 15, 2017

b.    Pay rate is $64,361 CAD

c.    Start date is undetermined


2.    Donor Relations Manager, USA

a.    Application deadline is October 16, 2017

b.    Pay rate is $64,857 USD

c.    Start date is ASAP


3.    Program Consultant, Tanzania

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Séminaires et conférences

Conférence Midi du CIRDIS

la sorcellerie en Afrique

Vendredi 6 Octobre 2017, de 12h30 à 14h, local A-1715, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin (UQAM)