10 Week Visiting Activist Programme in North Caucasus

Deadline: 1 October 2015
Open to: experienced activists interested in north Caucasus region
Fellowship: living expenses stipend of USD 750 per month, travel, housing, insurance

Description

Peacebuilding UK, which helps grass-roots NGOs build their organizational capacity and conduct child-focused programming in Russia’s North Caucasus region and in Ukraine, is proud to announce first-ever Visiting Activist Programme. They invite activists, non-profit professionals from around the world to spend 10 weeks with grass-roots NGOs in one of Russia’s most remote and most diverse regions, the North Caucasus, to share their skills and experience, work together day by day, and offer each other solidarity and inspiration.

In autumn and winter 2015/2016, three activists from all over the world will travel to the North Caucasus republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya, where they will be hosted by local NGOs and contribute to these NGOs’ work, capacities and organizational growth.

Eligibility

  • A minimum age of 25 at the time of application;
  • 3 or more years of experience as a full-time activist with grass-roots/local NGO in their country of origin;
  • Citizenship and permanent residence in a country of the “global South”/non-Western country: Latin and South America, MENA region, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern/Central Europe (including EU member states admitted in or since 2004), South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia;
  • Good English skills;
  • At least basic Russian skills (since host NGOs’ staff generally do not speak English);
  • Maturity, good judgment, reliability, diplomacy and ability to work independently;
  • Hold a valid passport at the time of application;
  • Must be able to commit to a programme period of 2.5 months, uninterrupted, starting in November/December 2015.
  • Must be able to work with host NGOs full-time (40 hours per week) for the course of the programme

Fellowship

Peace building UK’s Visiting Activists Programme offers selected Visiting Activists following:

  • Placement with host organizations, which will develop a plan of action together with the activist;
  • All travel expenses from their home to their host location;
  • All expenses related to applying for a visa to the Russian Federation (if required);
  • Housing for the duration of the program in an apartment (either on their own or shared with another Visiting Activist, based on each Visiting Activist’s preferences);
  • A living expenses stipend of USD 750 per month;
  • Travellers’ insurance;
  • On the ground support by our local coordinator.

How to apply?

To apply, you have to fill out application form and send it to [email protected]

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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