NYC and Budapest Job Opportunities 12/29/00

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(This NYC listing is reprinted from last week's listing. The Budapest listings are for the same program.)

The International Harm Reduction Development Program of the Open Society Institute is seeking a Program Coordinator/Public Policy. Responsibilities will include work related to grantmaking, budgets, logistical and administrative issues, international trainings, conferences and meetings, communications and public health and policy research.

Salary commensurate with experience, with full benefits, start date approximately March 1, 2001. To apply, send resume, cover letter, three references, salary requirements, and a two-page writing sample in English about relevant drug policy issues in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to: Open Society Institute, Human Resources, Code IHRD-PC, 400 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019 or fax to (212) 548-4663. No telephone inquiries.

The International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) strives to reduce health and social harms related to illegal drug use, especially the risk of HIV-infection, in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU), the Program Coordinator/Public Policy reports to the Associate Director in New York.

IHRD is also hiring for two positions in Budapest, Hungary:

Associate Director/Public Policy: The Associate Director/Public Policy reports to the Director in New York. The new two-person IHRD unit in Budapest, along with the Program Coordinator/Public Policy in New York, is responsible for carrying out activities targeting capacity building, education and training, network building and advocacy. The promotion of harm reduction must be carried out on many levels at once, both geographically and across the various sectors of each society. Only a major policy shift away from repressive approaches to drug use and HIV/AIDS, and towards harm reduction will help stem the HIV epidemic among IDUs in CEE/FSU.

Responsibilities will include leadership of a wide range of efforts in program development, fundraising and grantmaking. The position start date is approximately March 1, 2000.

Program Officer/Public Policy: This position works under the day to day supervision of the Associate Director/Public Policy, but also reports to the Director in New York.

E-mail [email protected] for a complete job description. To apply for either position, send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, three reference contacts, and a two-page writing sample in English about relevant drug policy issues in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to: Mr. Martin Dunstone, Open Society Institute-Budapest, Oktober 6. Ut.12, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, fax: (36 1) 327 3101, e-mail [email protected], no phone calls.

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