Deadline: 10 November 2014
The Japanese Embassies in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Somalia, Viet Nam are accepting applications from the candidates willing to participate in the Primary Course (note) in the Program for Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding for FY 2014 to be held from 23 January to 27 February 2015 in Tokyo and Hiroshima. The 15 Program Associates (PAs) will be joined by 15 Japanese PAs in the course.
The primary objective of the Program for Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) is to strengthen the civilian capacity of Japan and other countries in the field of peacebuilding.
The program will include lectures and problem-solving workshops in Japan.
- Applicants must be citizens of one of one of the following 15 countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Somalia, Viet Nam.
- Applicants must demonstrate strong will to work in the field of peacebuilding in the future.
- Applicants must have at least two years of work experience in the peacebuilding-related fields (such as law, public administration, education, public health, logistic support [including procurement, IT, air control, media, etc.]).
- Applicants must be between 25-40 years of age with university degree or equivalent.
- Applicants must have English proficiency to score more than 90 on TOEFL iBT, 900 on TOEIC or 6.5 on IELTS, or equivalent.
- Health condition suitable for participation in the program is a requirement.
Complete application materials include –
- Completed application form filled in and signed by the applicant.
- An essay in English about the applicant’s career plan in the field of peacebuilding following the completion of this program.
- A letter of recommendation in English from a work supervisor (In case it is difficult to obtain a letter of recommendation before the deadline, applicants can submit a letter stating the reason)
- Certificate of English proficiency. In case the applicant cannot submit the document, reference to the applicant’s command of English may be made in the letter of recommendation and used as a substitute.
For more information, please visit MOFA Call for Applications.