October 27, 2006





Hanoi, Vietnam

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The Representative directs the Foundation’s activities in Vietnam, providing overall leadership to the Foundation’s grant-making programs, managing the office in Hanoi, and representing the Foundation to various organizations and to members of the public having an interest in the Foundation’s work. Specifically, the Representative assesses political, social, cultural and economic developments in the region for their implications for the Foundation’s programming and grant-making priorities. He/she supervises and works closely with program staff in developing, monitoring and evaluating grants and projects within the office’s major fields of programmatic concern. The Representative prepares and manages the office’s $11 million grant and management budgets, oversees all legal matters, and supervises local administrative staff. The Representative maintains effective ties with local leaders, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations and other donors. The Representative also manages a modest grants portfolio of his/her own. The Representative collaborates with the Foundation’s other representatives in Asia in developing region-wide strategies and with program staff from around the world in helping shape various aspects of the Foundation’s work globally.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated leadership, planning, management and analytical skills; substantial previous leadership experience in Vietnam, expertise in one or more areas of the Foundation’s current program interests; knowledge of the country’s history and culture; and in-depth understanding of development and social change processes. Excellent oral communication skill in English is required, and in Vietnamese is desired. An appropriate graduate degree and familiarity with philanthropy are highly desirable.

Grade: 138

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Target Date: Summer 2007

SALARY: is based on experience and on the Foundation’s commitment to internal equity. A generous benefits package is provided.

To apply for the position visit www.fordfound.org/employment or send full application materials (consisting of substantive cover letter, c.v., and a 5-20 page sole-authored writing sample in English) to Ms. S. Haynes at 320 E. 43rd St., New York, NY 10017, USA, by October 27, 2006.

October 5, 2006

Fellowship Opportunity
University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire has been selected to receive two Leverhulme fellows. Details of the expectations, conditions and remuneration can be found on the web address below, but the basis of the scheme is 'To enable one or two post-doctoral academic researchers (normally with no more than eight years post-doctoral experience) to visit the UK university for the purpose of research and collaboration. Visiting Fellows are encouraged to give lectures and seminars and to participate in the intellectual life of the institution.' The fellowship lasts 9 or 10 months and must take place in 2006/7. It pays c £1700 per month, return fares and a spouses allowance. Do please circulate this amongst those who you think may be interested.


The CCRU (see the website in the footer) would welcome interest from appropriately qualified researchers who consider themselves to be eligible. We would expect fellows to be interested in contributing to our work, developing the research culture and to engage in co-working with established staff. Candidates should be able to contribute to seminars and possibly some guest lecturing in the Department of Natural and Social Sciences.


The Challenge of Self-Governance in Complex, Globalizing Economies

Interdisciplinary PhD school with the Ostroms in April 2007

The Institute of Forestry Economics of the Albert-Ludwigs-University and the Walter-Eucken-Institute Freiburg are organising an interdisciplinary PhD school with Elinor and Vincent Ostrom from the 17th to the 26th of April 2007 in Freiburg and are inviting PhD students or other advanced scholars to submit applications. The title of the seminar will
be: The Challenge of Self-Governance in Complex, Globalizing Economies: Responding to Walter Eucken's Challenge.

The school will be organised with some initial lectures, followed by individual paper presentations (presentation and discussion of individual works of participants). Therefore, we strongly invite scientists, who are closely referring to or are applying the works of either Elinor or Vincent Ostrom. The scientific contributions of the Ostroms have been truly interdisciplinary. Therefore, we would also appreciate applications from diverse fields of social sciences (economics, forestry, political science, social anthropology, geography).

We invite students from all over Europe (or beyond). The language of the course will be English. There is no school fee, but travelling and subsistence costs are paid individually. However, a certain number of grants for covering subsistence costs in Freiburg are available.

There will be around 15 participants in the seminar. We invite scholars to apply by the 30th of November 2006. Please send us a letter, which shows the link between your and the Ostroms' work, your CV, an abstract of the paper you would like to discuss in the seminar and the proposal for your PhD, if applicable. For further details about the school (location, time schedule, finances, people, etc.), please see our web site (http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/ife/conferences/PhDS_org/). For an initial working plan of the lecture part of the course please see (http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/ife/conferences/PhDS_cont/) For questions please contact a.schlueter@ife.uni-freiburg.de.