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1) Peace Brigades International volunteer training;
2) Vacancies at the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre;
3) Researcher wanted for the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust.

***** 1 ***** Peace Brigades International - Training for Volunteers

~ 2 to 9 Feb - Peace Brigades International Training for Volunteers, to be held in Bali. PBI volunteers, by providing support and accompaniment, create "breathing space" for groups working nonviolently for human rights and social justice in various countries. PBI volunteers come from many different countries, backgrounds and philosophical perspectives. They share a strong commitment to nonviolence and a belief in the power of local people to create more peaceful and just societies. PBI seeks volunteers age 25 and older. Overseas volunteers must be able to commit to a year of service. Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesian is required for service in Indonesia and East Timor. Portuguese or Tetun is an asset. Prospective volunteers may study in-country to reach competency prior to joining the team. All volunteers must complete a detailed application with references, followed by a telephone interview before being accepted for the training session. Cost : US$250 (or equiv). Lodging and vegetarian food provided. Application forms from Submit applications to and

***** 2 ***** Vacanies at the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, Fiji

Assistant Director (Finance)
Assistant Director (Environment)
Assistant Director (Sustainable Human Development)

Applications are sought for three positions with the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (PCRC) in Suva, Fiji. PCRC is the secretariat for the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) movement. PCRC has programs on Sustainable Human Development, Environment, Demilitarisation, Human Rights and Good Governance, and Decolonisation.

The position of Assistant Director (Finance) requires qualifications and experience in:

* accounting and bookkeeping;
* budgeting and financial management;
* payroll, banking, tax and insurance;
* office administration and staff management;
* computing and management of computer networks.

The successful candidates for the other Assistant Director positions will be responsible for PCRC's programs on Environment or Sustainable Human Development in the Pacific. These positions require:

* Experience in lobbying and campaigning on either environment or development / economics / trade issues
* Knowledge of Pacific issues and a commitment to the NFIP agenda
* Experience and ability in academic research and report writing
* Organising, administrative and co-ordination skills
* A university degree in relevant fields or equivalent qualification
* Fluency in spoken and written English (Pacific languages and French an advantage).

The three positions will be based in Suva, Fiji with a salary package of in the range of F$30,000 - $40,000, to commence in March 2000.

Full details of the three positions are available from Tej Kuar at PCRC in Suva, Fiji. Applications for the position should include a CV., three letters of reference, and a recent example of writing on relevant Pacific issues. Applications must be submitted by 20 February 2000, addressed to:

The Director, Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (PCRC), 83 Amy Street, Toorak, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji. Phone:+ 679 304649; Fax: + 679 304755;

***** 3 ***** Researcher

The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) is a charitable Trust administered by the Trusts and Fellowships Unit at the Department of Internal Affairs. PADET invites applications from suitably qualified persons to research, write and report on the domestic production and transfers of small arms in the Southeast Asian region. This report has been commissioned by the Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC), which functions as a complementary advisory body to PADET.

A post-graduate research degree, preferably a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline, and publication experience are desirable.

It is envisaged that the research and writing of the report will be accomplished in six to nine months. A payment appropriate to qualifications and experience will be offered.

Information on terms and salary and the method of application may be obtained from Ingrid Kamstra, telephone (04) 495-7256, fax (04) 495-9444, or

Applications, including a complete CV, should be sent to the Co-ordinator, The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust, c/- Trusts and Fellowships Unit, Department of Internal Affairs, PO Box 10-345, Wellington, by 21 February 2000.

*** NOTE from Peace Movement Aotearoa to those of you overseas who are receiving this message : this PADET contract is open to people overseas, there is no requirement of eligibility for an NZ work permit.

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