We are moving back to the US - and we're moving to Little Rock AR! I will be the new program officer for gender equity at Heifer International. It's the perfect job for me and I'm really happy everything worked out.
Here are a couple of links on Heifer's work on gender equity:
The Power of Gender Mainstreaming
Gender Equity Means Social Justice for All
Plans are for me to leave Burkina Faso sometime in September. MoBob will stay in Burkina Faso with Peace Corps until his contract ends in December and will join me after visiting Morocco and France.
I'm trying to imagine Little Rock as "Ouagadougou with Wal-Mart."
My vacation ends tomorrow and I'll be back in Ouaga by Saturday evening so this is my last post from beautiful, balmy San Francisco....
oh congratulations! what a star you are... scoring a heavy duty new job whilst on holiday at the same time!
but dammit... you won't be in BF next time i make it to togo :( i was planning on visiting you there. oh well... i don't think you should hold up your career on the off chance of a visit from me :)
hahahah... and given i never made it to bourke... or even the back o' bourke...
chances are we might both end up in lome again in december. visiting you was going to be my big project to escape the lack of eventfulness down there :(
I don't know anything about Winrock.
But I don't think it's that odd, because financially it's a better deal than DC, which is probably why World Vision and CRS are in B-more.
The only drawback of being someplace like LR is that none of the partner offices are right down the street.
ps. got your emails, i've been swamped, but I appreciate your fwding things!
I can see the advantage for cities like Baltimore and Arlington, but LR is really very isolated, and it's really hard to get to and from. All the international flights have to go through Houston or DFW, or Atlanta. Plus Heifer and Winrock have to maintain offices in DC anyway.
Winrock's pretty big, when I was in Mali they got a lot of USAID funding.
I know - it's weird to think that I'll be the one with the funny accent.
I actually talked to the SAIS career counselor before I had my 2nd interview and he advised me not to be a northern snob. I will however be the only SAIS alum in the state!
On July 28th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Well done, Sylvia! We went through Little Rock last summer on our move out to Seattle. It was cute. Hey, did I tell you I managed to meet Abdelkarim in Amman? What a great guy! He wrote the other day to tell me his baby girl Aicha was born.
On July 29th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Very cool! It'll be nice to have you back in the States and so close to all of us. By the way--your tiara showed up perfectly in the picture of all the Scaries at ME's wedding. I have a copy for you in a lovely rhinestone studded frame. I'll hold onto it until you reach Arkansas and will send it then.
hey, if you dont mind I have a question.
How do you get a job with CRS? I keep hearing about people having a "fellowship" with the organization, can you tell me how it works, or direct me to where I could get more information?