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Deadline: November 10, 2021

The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea is pleased to announce the hosting of the 2021 Korean Education Program for International Youth, organized by the Korean Education Center in Thailand. We look forward to the active participation of students of middle and high schools and colleges, as well as Korean language teachers around the world.

Outline

  • Name of the Program: 2021 Korean Education Program for International Youth
  • Schedule
    • Preliminary training: November 20 (Sat) - 24 (Wed), 2021 (for five days)
    • Training: December 1 (Wed) –3 (Fri), 2021 (for three days)
  • Program platform: Online (via Zoom)
  • Participants: A total of 300 participants (i.e. students and teachers from 22 countries, including countries in the New Northern and New Southern Policy regions, as well as across Asia and Oceania)
  • Special Souvenir: All participants will receive a special souvenir, including a BTS-featured Korean textbook
  • Award: Two participants will receive an award granted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea. Additional awards, such as an award granted by the Director of the Korean Education Center in Thailand, will also be presented.

Programs

Schedule

Date Programs Note
Nov. 20 (Sat) - 24 (Wed) Preliminary training (Intensive training on Korean literature & culture; group-based projects) -Realtime Training (via live streaming) (about 4-6 hours per day) -Groups will be formed in consideration of the level of proficiency
Training Day 1 Opening ceremony (stage performance), orientation (group introduction) special lecture on Korean, at-home training, etc. Realtime Training (via live streaming)
Training Day 2 Contest of presentation on Korean literature, Korean language capacity-building (tailored training) Lectures (via exclusively available Youtube videos)
Training Day 3 Closing ceremony (award ceremony, stage performance), talk concert, special lectures on history/culture, and online historical/cultural site-visits, etc. Realtime Training (via live streaming)

※ The schedule and details of the programs may change, and individual notice will be sent after participants are selected.

Application

  • The application should be sent to the Korean diplomatic offices in the country of residence
  • Application documents: application form ‧ a letter of self-introduction ‧ consent for the provision of personal information - on a prescribed form. For download Form for Teacher and Student.

Deadline

November 10 (Wed), 2021

Notification of acceptance

Notification in the official letters will be sent to the Korean Education Centre in Malaysia and to selected applicants via their personal email.

Inquiry 

Ye Seul Choi, Assistant administrator in International Korean Education Foundation

(+82)-2-332-6801 / kcamp@ikef.kr

Deadline: November 9-14, 2021

K-Lifestyle in ASEAN 2021 (credit: khub.istyle.id)

Is your shopping wishlist set to check out? Wanna feel the Korean atmosphere in Jakarta?

Calling all K-Enthusiasts to get ready!

We offer you an extraordinary shopping experience with an outstanding Korean vibe and of course, an Instagrammable photo spot there!

Various fun activities await, such as photo contests and dalgona games to enjoy!

There are a lot of Korean brands in our pop-up market, visualize your makeup looks and try on our products!

Get attractive offers from your favorite K-Beauty brands with special discounts!

There are also many free gifts that you can get and don't miss the chance to get the best offer, Chingu!

Get ready, Chingu! There will be many great offers for K-Food, K-Fashion, and K-Beauty enthusiasts in Jakarta! Come and visit various participating Korean brands from food, household appliances, clothing, bags, and beauty brands that you can find at K-Lifestyle in ASEAN 2021!

There will be fun activities with our guest stars @alikaislamadina, @bandung_oppa, @tiffaniafifa, chef @daeyong_kwon, and @salirum!

Meet there, Chingu! 9 - 14 November 2021 in Laguna Atrium, Central Park Mall Jakarta

Held by KOTRA, K-Lifestyle ASEAN 2021 will not only focus on K-Beauty Friend iStyle brands but there will be K-Fashion and K-Food which are 3 aspects of this Korean trend. KOTRA Jakarta also collaborates with iStyle.id which presents various well-known Korean brands such as Marhen.J, JOA, TinyTAN, Solbyone, etc., of which there are certainly many promos for iStyle Friends.

Not only exhibitions of Korean brands, but also entertainment events such as talk shows, beauty classes, and cooking demonstrations. The K-Lifestyle event opens on November 9 – November 14, 2021, at Central Park Jakarta.

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is an agency established to contribute to the development of the national economy by performing work such as trade promotion, investment between domestic and foreign companies and support of industrial technology cooperation, etc. For more than 50 years, KOTRA has been serving as the bridge to close the gap between fast-growing businesses in Indonesia and Korea.

Anyway, iStyle Friends will not be bored and disappointed. Invite your relatives to Central Park Jakarta, yes, and don't miss the K-Lifestyle ASEAN 2021 event.

Digital guide book for visiting the K-Lifestyle in ASEAN 2021. Before you come and visit K-Lifestyle in ASEAN 2021, don’t forget to follow the health protocols recommended by the government. We've prepared this digital guide to making it easier for you to enter the mall. This digital guidebook belongs to you.

  • Get vaccinated! To enter the mall area comfortably and safely, you need to be vaccinated first.
  • Always wear your mask. Protect yourself by wearing the mask during activities in the venue.
  • Wash your hand regularly. Sometimes we are not aware of what we touched before.
  • Physical distancing. Keep at least a 2-meter distance from other people.

Deadline: 19 November, 2021

Call for Paper: 2nd Korean Studies Young Scholars (KSYS) Graduate Student Conference: Endeavors of Decentralization in Korea (credit: korea.sas.upenn.edu)

The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites graduate students to join us at the 2nd KSYS Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on March 11–12 (half-day), 2022 at Penn as an international and multi-disciplinary conference. The theme of the 2nd-year conference is “Endeavors of Decentralization in Korea.” This conference is open to graduate students from all academic disciplines (Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Literature, Political Science, and Sociology, among others) with an interest in Korea.

We are especially interested in projects that critically engage with various norms and sites of power in fields related to Korea. Potential topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Diversity in race, language, and culture
  • Deinstitutionalization of family
  • Heteronormativity in gender and sexuality
  • Multi-focality in film and media
  • Arts and performances of resistance and deviation
  • Diversity in human developmental pathways
  • Emerging complexities in economics and politics
  • Multiplicity of religion and spirituality
  • Diverse responses to pandemic and crisis

This conference will provide great opportunities for young scholars studying Korea to receive constructive feedback from tenured faculty mentors in various academic disciplines.

The conference will consist of several regular sessions and professional development workshops. At the regular sessions, each participant is asked to prepare a presentation of 15-20 minutes, which will be followed by comments by an invited discussant. A few faculty members both at and outside of the University of Pennsylvania will participate as discussants. During the professional development workshops, students will receive guidance/advice from faculty about navigating graduate school and academia in Korean Studies and related fields. 

Applicants should submit their application by November 19, 2021, using this Google Form (https://forms.gle/6VDof3Rgrhy94Ltn7), which requires contact information, affiliation, an abstract (500–700 words), and a short biography (max. 150 words). Accommodation and dining during the conference will be provided for participating presenters. All presenters should attend all sessions including professional development workshops on both March 11 and 12 (half-day). All sessions will be held in person and there will be an optional reception dinner on March 10, but these are subject to change depending on COVID-19 situations.

Students are required to physically visit Penn in order to attend the conference.  For the AKS' financial support (i.e. airfare subsidy) for our students to participate in overseas academic events, please contact Mr. Jaeseok Lee in the Center for International Affairs at 031-739-9713 or jukpung@aks.ac.kr.

Timeline

Proposals due: November 19, 2021

Notification of acceptance: December 3, 2021

Acceptance response due: December 17, 2021

Full papers due: February 18, 2022

Conference date: March 11 (Fri) – March 12 (Sat, half-day), 2022

Conference Organizers

Yoonbin Cho (Comparative literature & literary theory)

Soo Gyeong Ju (Interdisciplinary studies in human development)

Eunsun Lee (Educational linguistics)

Sangsoo Lee (Sociology)

Inquiries

This conference is supported by the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies. If you have any questions, please contact ksysconference@gmail.com.

For more information, please visit: korea.sas.upenn.edu

Deadline: November 19, 2021

KOICA Indonesia Job Vacancy - Program Manager for the Development Cooperation (credit: koica.indonesia)

KOICA Indonesia is looking for a Program Manager for the Development Cooperation Sector – Jakarta, Indonesia

Terms of Reference for Project Coordinator

Selection Criteria:

Position: Program Manager

Division: Development Cooperation

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

CV Submission Period: 8-19 November 2021

Interview Period: 29 November 2021

Duration: Annual basis (it can be extended upon agreement)

* Probation Period: the first three (3) consecutive months

A. General Description

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is the government organization for Official Development Assistance (ODA) under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. In 1991, the Korean government established the KOICA Headquarters and its first regional office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Over the last three decades, the KOICA Indonesia office has provided a variety of development programs including projects, technical cooperation, capacity development programs, and volunteer activities. As we continue to adapt to the fast-changing development environment of Indonesia, KOICA now expands the scope and scale of programs for the social, and economic development of Indonesia.

www.koica.go.kr

B. Objectives of Position

Under the overall guidance of the KOICA Representative in Indonesia, the Program Manager is responsible for the effective and timely implementation of project activities related to policy analysis, drafting of documents, preparation for meetings and field visits, monitoring, and evaluation, administrative supports, etc. The project coordinator will also develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, development partners, etc.

C. Scope of Work

The Program Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

  • To serve as a focal point for project planning and preparation work for project initiation; monitors status of project proposals and receipt of relevant documentation for review and approval
  • To develop agenda and conduct activities related to the project initiation: demands survey; feasibility study, implementation survey, and signing of the agreement with partner organization;
  • To develop agenda and conduct activities related to the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and completion of the project;
  • To provide technical supports in document collections, correspondence preparation, and follow-ups with the related stakeholder
  • To maintain a good communication network with Ministries, agencies, consultants, and PMU (Project Management Unit) for project implementation
  • To prepare appropriate projects documents: ROD (Record of Discussion), TOR, Contracts for local consultant, Official letters, BAST;
  • To oversee project procurement management(identify the appropriate measure, to avoid an encounter with challenges on the hand-over process);
  • To coordinate, monitor, and follow up the project implementation, and progressively provide updates and submits reports on a regular basis;
  • To provide communication support to the project activities and personnel when required;
  • To participate in and provide logistics for the organization of works/seminars/training/special events, etc. for the Projects assigned;
  • To conduct frequent surveys/monitoring/evaluation activities timely manner after the completion of projects.
  • To get involved and actively participate in the national and international forums related to development issues in Indonesia.

D. Location

The duty station is KOICA Indonesia Office, Jakarta, Indonesia. The Program Manager will also participate in the meetings and site visits to other regions and countries.

E. Qualifications:

  1. Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant fields of Development Cooperation, International Relations, or other related fields. Bachelor's degree will be also considered if supported by the evidence of qualifying experiences and a recommendation letter. A project management certification would be an asset.
  2. Experience: At least five(5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in project planning and management, Development Cooperation, International Relations, Governance, E-government, Digital Transformation sectors would be an asset. The position is open to all levels of specialists with a minimum of five years to a maximum of ten years of work experience. Work experience in development cooperation agencies or international organizations would be an asset. Starting salary is commensurate with work experience and qualification.
  3. Language requirement: Excellent written and verbal communication skill in English and local language is required.
  4. Core Competencies: accountability, effective communication, inclusive collaboration
  5. Others

  • In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interviews. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within two weeks should consider their application unsuccessful.
  • Candidates may be required to take a written test.
  • New employees should go through a probation period of three months.

The closing date for applications is November 19, 2021. Interested candidates should submit an application letter, updated CV, a list of references, and a recommendation letter (all documents must be in English) to the following email : (recruitment.koicaindonesia@gmail.com) with the title of “Job Application(first and last name)_Program Manager–Development Cooperation Sector”.

For information visit bit.ly/KOICAIDJobVacancy

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