Friday, April 27, 2007

[Scholarship] in Germany, 30 May 2007

The Department of Meteorology at the University of Bonn, Germany invites
applications for a PhD position in meteorology.

This position is within the project TOSCA (Towards an Optimal-estimation-based Snow Characterization Algorithm) funded by the German Science Foundation and it is available for three-year period
(starting as soon as possible).

Research theme: Development of an optimal estimation technique to
profile snowing and thick ice clouds by exploiting
a suite of active and passive microwave sensors in two configurations
(one space-borne, the other ground-based)
by coupling detailed microphysical and electromagnetic models of ice
clouds with state-of-the-art radiative transfer tools.

Goal of the project: the main goal of the project is to produce an
unprecedented test-bed for evaluating microphysical schemes for cloud
and precipitating ice within climate and NWP models. This work will
significantly improve the understanding of the characteristics of
mid-latitude winterly precipitation as well.

These goals will be achieved by exploiting an
optimal-estimation algorithm for snow and thick ice cloud
characteristics based on multi-sensor active and passive microwave
observations. The main target will be the retrieval of ice water content
profiles, but also particle size distribution mean size and habit for
given environmental conditions, i.e. temperature and humidity profiles.

Two retrieval prototypes for two different platforms will be developed: a satellite-based algorithm for the A-Train constellation and a ground-based algorithm for mid and high latitude precipitation events using the suite of instruments located at the Zugspitze in the Alps.

An electronic copy of the TOSCA proposal with full details of the
project is available at http://www.meteo.uni-bonn.de

PhD work description and requirements: the PhD student based in Bonn
will work at radiative transfer computations and sensitivities studies
for snowy scenarios and he will develop a prototype ice hydrometeor
retrieval for the A-train constellation. This work requires good
computing skills and background in physics, meteorology, and/or
atmospheric sciences. Any knowledge/skill in microwave radiative
transfer, retrieval algorythm development, radar/radiometer/satellite
data analyses, will be an advantage.
Salary: 50% Bat IIa (around 1000 euros/month, netto)

Send cover letter and supporting documents (CV and documentation of your
academic record including a list of publications, a short description
of research interests, and possibly letters of recommendation) to Dr.
Alessandro Battaglia, Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn, Auf
dem Hügel 20, 53121 Bonn, Germany

Closing date: 30 May 2007


Dr. Alessandro Battaglia,
Meteorological Institute,
University of Bonn,
Auf dem Hügel 20,
53121 Bonn,
Germany
Phone: ++49 (228) 73-5779
Fax: ++49 (228) 73-5188
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[vacancy] DSS Singapore

DSS looking for Production Support Engineers for a MNC Bank in Singapore,
forward your resumes with the following information,

Years of Experience in IT:
Years of Relevant Exp:
Domain:
Current Salary:
Expected Salary:
Availability:
Reason for Change:

1. Oracle PL/SQL/Unix Support Engineer/Developer.

1Experience2 – 3 Yrs
2Oracle PL/SQL, UnixRequired
3Good CommunicationRequired
4Banking KnowledgePreferred
5Production SupportPreferred
6NationalityPilipino, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay or Indian
7Joining DateImmediate or Within One month



2. VB/SQL Sever/.Net Support Engineer/Developer.

1Experience2 – 3 Yrs
2VB/SQL Sever/.NetRequired
3Good CommunicationRequired
4Banking KnowledgePreferred
5Production SupportPreferred
6NationalityPilipino, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay or Indian
7Joining DateImmediate or Within One month


Thanks.

with best regards,
Recruitment@DSS
Distributed Software Solutions Pte Ltd ( DSS )
3791, Jalan Bukit Merah #04-12 E- Centre@Redhill
Singapore - 159471
Tel: (65) 6274 5672 Fax: (65) 6274 6783

Visit us @ www.dss.com.sg
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[vacancy] Logindo

We are the growth National Shipping Company located in Jakarta is
currently seeking :

1. SENIOR MARKETING OFFICER

Qualifications :
- University Degree holder in Management/ Marketing
( Overseas & reputable Local University )
- Male. Age minimum : 35 Years Old
- With at least 3 Years in Experience and similar in related field :
( Heavy Equipment Renting, Shipping, Oil and Gas will give Priority )
- Have good Command of both Written and Oral English or Mandarin
- Familiar with Computer literate ( Ms. Office )
- A team work and able to work Under Pressure and deadline

2. SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER

Qualifications :
- University Degree holder Major in Finance/ Accounting
( Overseas & reputable Local University )
- Male, Age : 35 - 40 Years Old
- With at least 5 Years in Experience and similar in related field
( Leasing, Banking will give priority )
- Have good Command of both Written and Oral English or Mandarin
- Familiar with Computer literate ( Ms. Office )
- A team work and able to work under Pressure and deadline
- Familiar with Indonesian Tax Regulation

3. MAINTENANCE ENGINEER ( ME)

Qualifications :

- University Degree or Minimal D III holder Major in Mechanical Engineer,
ATT III Ex. Chief Engineer.
- Male, Age : Minimum : 30 – 40 Years Old
- With at least 5 Years in Experience and similar in related field
( Familiar with : PMS and ISM, will give priority )
- Have good Command of both written and Oral English
- Familiar with Computer literate ( Ms. Office )
- A team work and able to work under Pressure and deadline
- Familiar with Mechanical Troubles shooting Skills

4. STAFF OPERASIONAL

Qualifications :

- Shipping Academy holder
- With at least 2 Years in Experience and similar in related field :
( Familiar with Shipping management will give Priority )
- Male/ Female
- Age : 25 – 35 Years Old
- SIM C Possess
- Have good Command of both Written and Oral English or Mandarin
- Familiar with Computer literate ( Ms. Office )
- A team work and able to work Under Pressure and deadline


5. STAFF LOGISTIK

Qualifications :

- Minimum D-3 in Mechanical Engineer
- SIM C holder
- With at least 2 Years in Experience and similar in related field :
( Familiar with Shipping Equipments and Instrument will give Priority )
- Male/ Female
- Age : 25 – 35 Years Old
- Have good Command of both Written and Oral English or Mandarin
- Familiar with Computer literate ( Ms. Office )
- A team work and able to work Under Pressure and deadline


6. SPV. PURCHASING


Qualifications :

- University Degree or Minimal D III holder Major in Mechanical Engineer
- Familiar with Ship Equipments and Instruments
- With at least 3 Years in Experience and similar in related field.
- Male
- Age : Minimum : 27 – 35 Years Old
- SIM C holder
- Have good Command of both written and Oral English
- Familiar with Computer literate ( Ms. Office )
- A team work and able to work under Pressure and deadline


7. COMPUTER PROGRAMER

- University degree holder
( Overseas &Reputable Local Degree )
- Male, Age Max. 30 years old
- At least 1 year work experience in programming
In using C # / VB.NET./VB
- Strong knowledge of systems and data design SQL server, My SQL
- Able to set up and Troubleshoot &Computer
- Good command of both written & oral English
- A team work and able to work under pressure and deadline

Apply online via website :

http://logindo.com/vacancy.php
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VACANCY PT ECCO INDONESIA

We are one of the world’s leading manufactures and marketers of high-quality footwear and have attained this position through constant innovation and sound business principles. As a high-profiled MNC with more than 4000 employees, established in 1991 located in East Java, we are continuously expanding our business excellence and leadership with high respect on people and culture of the country.

We are seeking for experienced & professional candidate with strong commitment to take responsibilities as :

PRODUCTION PLANNER (PP)
The successful candidate will be responsible in making production plan of shoe

Qualification of successful candidate:

University degree (S1) from industrial engineering
Having minimum 2 years experience in production planning or PPIC or logistic
Having appropriate knowledge/skill in planning
Good computer literacy especially in SAP and Microsoft Office
Analytic, systematic, communicative, pleasant personality, good interpersonal skill.

PURCHASE STAFF (PS)

The successful candidate will be responsible to Calculate and analyze materials/components situation based on available plan, procure materials/components for production based on available plan (must be agreed by Coordinator), and develop and improve internal workflow and reporting about material situation to avoid missing materials/components.

Qualification of successful candidate:

University Degree ( S1 )
Good practical knowledge of using Microsoft Office
Good communication & having Negotiable skill
Experience two years within similar job
Having analytical thinking
Good personality
Hard working, fast learner, and able to work as a team
Fluency in speaking and writing English

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION COORD (APC)

The successful candidate will be responsible to assist the shoe injection production manager with the activity to supervise and manage all of production activity of shoe factory in order to meet the target of quality, cost and delivery. He/she will continuously monitor the shift performance as his/her key performance indicator.

Qualification of successful candidate:

Graduate from Industrial Engineering, or any other engineering degree.
Having experience in production field on managerial position for minimum 2 years.
Experience on shoe industry would be an advantage.

Knowledge and experience on latest manufacturing management system such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen, TPM, etc would be an advantage.
Good team player with strong leadership skill

ONLY candidates which fit the requirements should apply

Motivated application, including resume, recent picture (with blue background) and references to be received not later than May, 20th, 2007 by e-mail to:
e-mail : ID_Recruitment@ecco.com

We regret that only short listed candidates will be notified.
for further information about ECCO, visit our website at www.ecco.com
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[Scholarship]12 PhD grants and 8 postdoctoral grants in Ultrasound

MI Lab Vacancies 12 PhD grants and 8 postdoctoral grants in Ultrasound and MR imaging http://www.ntnu.no/milab

Medical Imaging Laboratory for Innovative Future Healthcare (MI Lab) is applying for outstanding and creative students for PhD and postdoctoral grants.

MI Lab is a new inter-disciplinary research centre integrating industry, hospital and university to combine adjacency to the patients` needs, technological R&D and Norwegian industry with successful innovation in the international market. The overall goal is to facilitate better health care and improved patient outcome through innovation in medical imaging.

MI Lab is localized in Trondheim, Norway, in the new integrated university hospital, St. Olavs Hospital. The key success factor is to create an environment of close daily collaboration between medical doctors and technology researchers.

We will put together a multi-disciplinary team, and the main scientific fields are:
Medicine Cybernetics Neuroscience Physics Electronics Mathematics ICT
Applications from candidates in other scientific fields are also welcome.

MI Lab has a strong international network and there will be an extensive exchange of PhD students and post docs with foreign renowned universities and imaging research centres.

The MI lab industrial partners, CorTechs Labs, FAST, GE Vingmed Ultrasound, MediStim, Mison, NordicNeuroLab and Odetect, will participate actively in the research activities, as well as the health care partner St. Olavs Hospital and the research institute SINTEF. According to the research task and personal interest from the applicants there will be possibilities for temporary stays at the industrial partners’ research facilities.

More information on MI Lab: www.ntnu.no/milab

There will be a strong emphasis on the quality of the applicant, on the ability to work in such an inter-disciplinary research team, and on personal creativity and innovation.

Applications from all countries are welcome.

If there is not sufficient number of applicants to abide to the high standards of MI Lab, less than 12 PhD students and 8 post doctors will be hired.

Practical information

Applicants for the PhD grant must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education at the time of employment, but candidates that are nearly finished are also welcome to apply. In the latter case the applicant must document that the master’s degree will be finished during first half of 2007.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral grant must hold a PhD degree at the time of employment, but PhD candidates that are nearly finished are welcome to apply.
The duration of the grants are 3 years for PhD and 2 years for post docs. This may in discussion with the applicants be extended to 4 and 3 years respectively with an extra year of compulsory work linked to MI Lab needs.

NTNU will be employer for all the PhD students and post docs. The affiliation will be to different faculties and departments according to main supervisor, but everybody will have daily work place in the university hospital area. A condition for the PhD students is participation in one of NTNUs PhD programmes.

The PhD grant is normally remunerated according to wage levels 41 – 51 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 310 500 to NOK 369 100 a year.

The Post doctoral grants is normally remunerated according to wage levels 54 – 62, with gross salary from NOK 389 600 to NOK 450 300 a year. 2 % of the salary is deducted for the State Pension scheme.

Application

The application should be provided in 5 copies and must contain:
- information about education, scientific experience with a publication list, and other relevant work experience (CV).

- a short letter where the applicant describes his/hers motivation for applying, his/hers ability to work in such an inter-disciplinary research team, and his/hers personal creativity and innovation.

- name, e-mail address and telephone number of 2-3 personal references.
Certified copies of certificates and diplomas must be enclosed.

Applications should be sent to: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, MTFS, N-7489 Trondheim, Norway. Applications to the PhD grant should be marked DMF 22/07 and applications to the Post doctoral grant should be marked DMF 23/07.

Deadline for applications: April 25th 2007.

For further information please contact:


MI Lab director professor Olav Haraldseth, phone +47 98 46 89 40, e-mail:

Olav.Haraldseth@ntnu.no

Professor Hans Torp, phone +47 73 59 86 19, e-mail: Hans.Torp@ntnu.no
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Masters & PhD Scholarship for IT Technology Program @ ICU, Korea

Since the IT industry has become a key asset for the competitiveness of a nation, developing human resources is of great importance for a nation. The Republic of Korea, as one of the leading countries in the IT industry, seeks to play a more active role to meet this demand of the time.

One of the efforts to meet this challenge is IT Technology Program(ITTP) newly offered at the Information and Communications University(ICU) with an aim to build global network of IT leaders around the world.

ITTP, sponsored by the Korean government, offers a customized master’s and doctoral degree program for government officials, employees of public institutions or senior-level researchers at national research centers working in the IT fields of foreign countries. All the students will receive scholarships, up to 2 years for master degree students and up to 3 years for doctoral degree students.
This program focuses on transferring advanced technologies and business strategies of Korea to the next generation global IT leaders. After the education at ICU, a distinguished IT university, the ITTP students will acquire not only all the accumulated know-hows of the IT industry of Korea but also the creative abilities to apply learned knowledges and skills to their own countries. The graduates of the program will receive updates of current developments in the IT fields of Korea through annual or biannual newsletters, and remain networked through regularly scheduled seminars.

Important Dates for Application and Admission for 2007 Fall - June 8th, 2007: Application Deadline - July 6th, 2007: Acceptance Notification - August 28th, 2007: Start of Semester

Contact person & Enquiries:

Coordinator, Administration Office of ITTP Information and Communications University (ICU) 119 Munji-ro Yuseong-gu Daejeon Republic of Korea, 305-732 Telephone: 82 42 866 6845 Fax: 82 42 866 6858 Email: ittp@icu.ac.kr Homepage: http://ittp.icu.ac.kr
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Scholarships on the Internet

Expert Advice provided by Scholarship Experts.

Okay, so you are ready to tackle that daunting task of finding scholarships to pay for college. And you want to use the Internet to expedite the search process. But there are so many scholarship search services out there - which ones should you use? How do you know what qualities and features to look for in a scholarship search service? Should you use a fee-based service or a free one? And how do you avoid getting scammed while looking for awards? Use the following guide to determine what to look for and to assist you in finding the service that will best fit your scholarship search needs.

Profile Matches Are Key
First and foremost, find a scholarship search service that has sophisticated matching technology. A good scholarship search service will match the personal information you provide to them with scholarships that you are eligible to apply for. This will minimize the time you spend browsing through lists of awards, and will give you more time to actually work on the application process itself. Beware of simple keyword search services or services that only ask a few questions about your background. Many such services will return hundreds of scholarships for you to wade through, wasting valuable time that you simply don't have. Look for services with easy-to-use, thorough profile pages that generate results closely matched to your profile.

Up-to-Date Scholarship Information
Secondly, find a scholarship search service that provides accurate and up-to-date scholarship information. Reading requirements for scholarship programs from two years ago will not help you at all; in fact, using outdated information will simply slow your progress in actually securing scholarship funding for college. Remember, you need to find a service that offers scholarship information for the current academic year. Don't waste your time on websites with out-dated contact lists, broken application links, and discontinued programs.

The Privacy Policy
Do not become part of a spamming list! When you fill out a profile with a scholarship search service, the service collects and stores your very personal information; such collecting of profile information is necessary for accurate scholarship matching. Make sure you read the privacy policy for any service you use so you know what happens to that personal information once you enter it into the website. Some websites actually make money by selling your information to third parties that want to advertise to you. Be very careful about giving out your personal information to companies without credible, clearly stated privacy policies - the last thing you need is an email inbox full of spam and a mailbox full of unwanted solicitations.

An Easy Process
Make sure the service is set up to save you time. If you take the time to fill out the profile, make sure the information is saved so you don't have to start from scratch each time you want to look for more scholarships. Also, make sure there is a way to edit and update your profile, in case you change your major or improve your test scores or change your mind about the college or university you want to attend. Search services with such customer-oriented features will save you time and frustration in the search process, and that's what you should be aiming for - saving time, avoiding scams, and finding money to pay for college!

For additional information about this topic, visit www.ScholarshipExperts.com.
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[Job-Tips] Preparing For Interview

Preparation is key to a successful interview

Does the idea of going to a job interview make you feel a little queasy? Many people find that it is the hardest part of the hiring process. But it doesn’t have to be. The more you prepare and practice, the more comfortable you will feel. Increase your odds of landing the job you want by brushing up on your interview skills.

Prepare before you go.
Find out all you can about the company before you go to the interview. Understand the products that they produce and/or the services that they provide. It’s also good to know who the customers are and who the major competitors are.

Practice makes perfect.
It will also make you feel more confident and relaxed. So, practice your answers to common questions. Make a list of questions to ask, too. Almost all interviewers will ask if you have questions. This is a great opportunity for you to show that you have done your homework and have put some thought into your questions

Make a great impression.
The interview is your chance to show that you are the best person for the job. Your application or resume has already exhibited that you are qualified. Now it ’s up to you to show how your skills and experience match this position and this company.

The employer will be looking and listening to determine if you are a good fit. He/she will be looking for a number of different qualities, in addition to the skills that you possess. To make the best impression, dress appropriately; sell your strengths; arrive early, by about 10-15 minutes; be enthusiastic; shake hands firmly; be an active listener; sit up straight and maintain eye contact; ask questions.

Say "thank you".
After the interview, follow up with a thank-you note. This is a chance for you to restate your interest and how you can benefit the company. Your best bet is to try to time it so that the note gets there before the hiring decision is made. You should also follow up with a phone call if you don’t hear back from the employer within the specified time.
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Writing Resume & CV

Resumes and CVs

A resume is a marketing tool and may be one of the most important documents you write in your professional life. A resume is the sum and substance of your work history and education and indicates a particular career direction. It should demonstrate credibility and be interesting. Because your resume is like a personal advertisement, it should convince a potential employer that you are an outstanding candidate for the job and that you will contribute to the organization.

The difference between a resume and curriculum vitae (CV) is that a CV displays your academic credentials and accomplishments in greater detail than does a resume. A CV is appropriate for positions in academia, research, or government. It includes information about papers, publications, presentations, and memberships that would not appear on a resume. Both CVs and resumes are often presented in reverse chronological order.

Resumes or CVs are useful documents for both you and potential employers. You use them as tools to obtain interviews and to provide a snapshot of your credentials and experiences. Employers use them as a screening device and to facilitate finding the best candidates for a job. Most employers will make an initial assessment of your resume in 20-30 seconds.

As you prepare your resume or CV, it is helpful to clarify your career goals, define your portfolio of skills, and consider which of your skills and experiences you want to emphasize to a potential employer. It may help to review descriptions of jobs that interest you to identify the words used to describe required skills. Also, anticipate what the employer will look for in a resume.

Your resume or CV should include:

Heading
Your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Be sure to provide both permanent and current address, and the telephone number if appropriate.

Career objective
A concise statement indicating your career goals is recommended if you have specific career desires. Otherwise, include your objective in your cover letter to a specific employer or for a specific job.

Summary of skills/professional expertise
A concise statement highlighting your strongest skills and areas of professional expertise can be an advantage to you, especially if you have a mix of experiences in your career history.

Education
One rule of thumb is that unless you are more than five years out of school, your education section should precede your experience section. List the names of the institutions you attended with the most recent listed first. List the degree received plus your major area of study. Include special programs from your university, such as junior year abroad, a six-month internship, etc. Indicate either the degree name (Doctor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Public Health) or the degree initials (ScD., SM, MPH ). Indicate the area of specialization or concentration after the degree title. Include the thesis topic in italics if it relates to your professional goals.

Honors and awards
List any awards or distinctions you received, such as dean's list, cum laude, or Phi Beta Kappa. Include a brief explanation of honors or awards that are not self-explanatory, particularly for international students. It is not necessary to include your grade point average unless requested by an employer. This section can be included within the Education section or listed separately.

Professional experience
In a resume, work experience should be listed in reverse chronological order with your most recent experience listed first. Internships and volunteer experience can be considered in this section if they relate to your professional goals, or you can create a section called "Additional or Related Experience," or "Community Service." In a CV, work and education may be listed in chronological order.

When describing work experience, summarize your accomplishments rather than listing job tasks. Organize work accomplishments into clusters of related tasks. Clusters of these skills and their respective action verbs might include:

Management and Leadership Skills

Trained Managed
Taught Negotiated
Supervised Operated
Contracted Recruited
Administered Centralized
Organized Coordinated
Recognized Reduced
Oversaw Increased
Directed

Research and Analytical Skills

Analyzed Researched
Collected (data) Developed
Wrote Invented
Conducted (surveys) Evaluated
Edited Presented (results)
Interpreted Appraised
Investigated Published
Documented Solved

Problem-Solving and Program Development Skills

Designed Improved
Implemented Established
Prepared Forecast
Created Developed
Expanded Launched
Devised Tripled

There are other clusters that may occur to you. Try to think of the kinds of activities that would comprise that skill cluster. This allows your position description to "hold together" rather than to be composed of a string of verbs that may seem unrelated. If you need more ideas, try this list of action verbs.

Dates
Make sure that dates are clearly delineated. You can choose to write dates during semesters as Summer '05, Fall '05. You can also just write the year, such as 2003-2005, when your experience has spanned several years.

Additional or related work experience
You may want to include this section if the experiences add to your range of qualifications and show evidence of skills valued by the organization.

Publications
List those publications that relate directly to your career goal. Employers most interested in publications will be teaching hospitals, research organizations, consulting, and international organizations. It is usually recommended to create a separate list and indicate on your resume that publications are available upon request.

Computer skills
It is advisable to provide information about your computer skill, and especially those relating to scientific and/or statistical software.

Languages
If you are fluent or conversant in several languages, list the languages you speak and/or write as follows: "Fluent in French, proficient in Japanese, knowledgeable in Spanish." Think carefully about your level of proficiency. Do not overrate your skills as you may be asked to demonstrate your language ability during an interview.

Interests
One or two lines about your outside interests, hobbies, or travels can sometimes add interesting information to the interview and may spark conversation.

Licensures and certifications
If you have a license in a specific field like medicine, indicate it in this section.

Professional affiliations
List memberships in professional societies relevant to your career goals.

Activities

List significant student and community activites.

References
You can write "References Available upon Request" if you have space. Employers will ask directly for references, so prepare a separate list with names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers and emails. Give careful consideration to your choice of references, as some will be more appropriate to an employer than others.

Generally, avoid information about your marital status, children, or age.

Layout and printing
As you prepare the final draft of your resume/cv, keep in mind that it should be written concisely, clearly, and free of error. If you are unsure about what to include or not include on your resume, make an appointment with the Career Services Office. Use boldface type, underlining, italics, and capital letters to bring attention to important headings and information on your resume. However, be sure that these features enhance rather than detract from information. Mixing too many typestyles can clutter your resume. Remember to add line spaces when necessary to make your resume easier to read.

When writing a scannable resume/CV, use white paper, 12-point fonts, scanner friendly fonts (Arial, Times, or Courier), use words that describe your experience in a concise and accurate manner, and use more than one page if necessary. Don't use colored or dark paper, italics, underlining, shadows or reverse type, bullets, lines borders, boxes or graphics. Always proofread your final draft carefully many times to avoid typos or misspelled words or other errors. Ask the CSO to review the final draft. Use good bond paper in off-white, ivory, or light gray and have your resume laser printed.

Putting your resume/CV on-line
Once you are satisfied with your resume/CV you should consider putting it in one of the HSPH CSO's electronic resume books. These books can be found at www.eRecruiting.com Employers are very interested in viewing resumes/CVs on line when hiring. This will also give a larger number of employers the opportunity to view your resume/CV easily and often.

Additional information, including a CV template, is available on the HSPH Career Services Office website. There are a number of examples of resumes/cv's on the internet.

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[Research Associate] British, 26/04/2007

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Molecular Cell Biology
Faculty of Life Sciences

Closing date: 26/04/2007
Reference: LS/043/07

A post-doctoral biochemist/molecular biologist is required to join Professor Neil Bulleid's laboratory on a collaborative project with Professor Marin Humphries to study the biosynthesis and activation of the integrin receptor. The expression of functional integrin molecules is a highly orchestrated process that results in the priming and activation of the molecule at the cell surface. Throughout this process, changes in the conformation of the molecule play a key role in facilitating intracellular trafficking and in converting a passive receptor into a high affinity, highly specific adhesion molecule. The project aims to understand the key stages in the conversion of inactive to active receptors.

Applicants should hold (or expect to hold) a PhD from a recognised institution or an equivalent qualification.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, this position is tenable for up to three years.
Salary

£25,889 - £29,138 p.a.
Informal enquiries

Professor Neil J Bulleid
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 5103
Email: neil.bulleid@manchester.ac.uk
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[Research Assistant] British, 30/04/2007

Research Assistant/Associate in Flow Control
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Closing date: 30/04/2007
Reference: EPS/078/07

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Experimental Aerodynamics Research Group at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. The project aims to employ stereo PIV and other conventional measurement techniques to study the detailed interaction mechanisms, so as to derive generically valid guidelines on optimal separation control in a practical setting. The outcome of the research would be of value to both the academic community and aerospace industry, the latter striving to evolve engineering solutions to flow management with a minimum of moving parts and energy input. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with Imperial College London where LES and LES/RANS hybrid modelling will be performed as a complementary study.

The person appointed will be responsible for the calibration of a newly installed boundary layer tunnel, the design and build of a test model equipped with synthetic jet actuators and measurement sensors and the setting up of a stereo PIV system. He or she will also carry out flow measurements, data post processing and development of hypotheses of the flow phenomenon based on the experimental finding.

Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in the broad areas of Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and be able to demonstrate a good level of research experience in the area of experimental fluid mechanics. Experience of wind tunnel testing and flow measurement techniques such as PIV and hot-wire anemometry would be highly advantageous.

For more information see the following website(s):

* http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk


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[Scholarships] Ericsson, April 30, 2007

Ericsson believes in an "all communicating" world. Voice, data, images
and video are conveniently communicated anywhere and anytime in the
world, increasing both quality-of-life, productivity and enabling a
more resource-efficient world. Now we are actively seeking more great
minds to make it reality. Move with us into the future.
We invite you to join us in sharing this vision and apply for this
scholarship to pursue Master degree within the area of Wireless
Systems, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm,
Sweden.

Three scholarships are available and competition is very keen.

Applicant Eligibility

1. Applicants must be Indonesian citizens.

2. Must have finished Bachelor (S1) of Electrical/Electronics
Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

3. Courses must have included unit of fundamental mathematics in
linear algebra, Fourier methods, and probability theory.

4. Students must have taken (and passed with distinction) a general
course on Signals and Systems, including material on: continuous and
discrete time signals, sampling, linear filters and systems, and
Fourier methods.

5. Applicants must have good oral and written skills in English, and
a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (245 for computer-based test, or 85 for
Internet-based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Selection and Verification Process

1. Ericsson works with KTH to identify and select scholarship recipients.

2. Judges decisions are final and no correspondences will be entertained.

3. The academic year starts in August 2007 and lasts until June 2009 (including examinations).

4. Student should be arrived at KTH in early August 2007.

5. Applicants should be in healthy condition and it is supported by recommendation letter by the general practitioner from local hospital.

Announcement of the Scholarship Award Recipients

The winner is expected to be in Jakarta on May 29 to receive the
award.

Program Limits

1. Ericsson retains the right to change or terminate this program at any time, and prior notification will be made accordingly.

2. Ericsson is not responsible for lost applications, lost verification of enrollment, or information or materials misplaced or delayed through the mail or other delivery processes.

3. Once submitted, all information and materials become the property of Ericsson, and will not be returned. All information will be kept confidential.

How to Apply

Please get the application through ScholarshipApplication.pdf and
follow the instruction.

Applications & requirements must be received by Ericsson no later
than April 30, 2007)

You must carefully read the terms and conditions and please submit
all the required documents according to the Checklist School of
Electrical Engineering

Send the application to:

PT Ericsson Indonesia
Code: Scholarship

Attn: Yoke Prabandari
Internal Relations Manager

Marketing & Communications Division
Wisma Pondok Indah, 2nd Floor
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda V TA
Jakarta 12310 - Indonesia
www.ericsson.com
Office: +62 21 769 2222
Fax: +62 21 769 7288
Email: yoke.prabandari@...

General Conditions of Award:

Participants shall follow the program approved for them. Request for
change of program will not be entertained. Participants should
participate in all activities related to the program. Participants
are not allowed to participate in any political and/or commercial
activities in any capacity whatsoever.

* This award is valid for selected participants only.
* Participants will be required to return to Indonesia upon
completion of the course or at the end of the tenure of the
scholarship whichever is earlier.
* The award may be terminated at any time for the reasons of
unsatisfactory conduct, breaches of the conditions of the award, or
failure to make satisfactory progress.

Terms and Condition Covered by Ericsson:

* A return air ticket on economy class is provided Jakarta -
Sweden - Jakarta. Expenditures such as excess baggage fees and others
related will be borne by the recipients.
* Tuition Fee and daily subsistence allowance will be given by
Ericsson and will be arranged by KTH.
* Selected travel & medical insurance is provided during
recipients stay in Sweden.
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[Study] Germany

Anda ingin studi di Jerman?

Datanglah ke acara informasi "STUDI DI JERMAN" pada 19 April 2007
Jam 14.00 di GoetheHaus Jakarta.
Jl.Sam Ratulangi 9-15
Jakarta 10350

Info selengkapnya:
http://www.goethe.de/ins/id/jak/idindex.htm

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[Scholarships]University of Sheffield Studentships, 02 May 2007

University of Sheffield Studentships


Up to 60 University Studentships available for entry in 2007-08
Deadline for studentship applications to academic departments: 02 May
2007. Deadline for studentship applications to the Graduate Research
Office: 16 May 2007

The University of Sheffield, one of the top-ranked research-led
universities in the UK is pleased to announce a major investment in
the development of our postgraduate community. 60 University
Studentships are available to new students wishing to undertake
postgraduate study in any Faculty of the University. The Studentships
will provide tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, a maintenance grant of
between £6,300-£12,300 per annum, and a Research Training Support
Grant.

Studentships are available as follows:

Faculty of Arts: one-year Masters and three-year PhD awards
Faculty of Engineering: three-year PhD awards only
Faculty of Medicine: three-year PhD awards only
Faculty of Pure Science: three-year PhD awards only
Faculty of Social Sciences (including Architectural Studies and Law):
one-year Masters and three-year PhD awards

Eligibility

The Studentships are available to applicants who will register with
the University in 2007-08 on a full-time programme of postgraduate
study. Awards are tenable for either one year (Masters) or three
years (PhD), with the latter renewable subject to satisfactory
progress.

Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants. International
applicants are only eligible providing they can demonstrate that they
have sufficient funds to cover the difference between the UK and
international students tuition fee.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should:

1. Complete an application for admission as a postgraduate student.
Details of how to apply for admission can be found by following the
link above. Applications for admission should be submitted as soon as
possible. You can find a listing of all academic departments within
the University by clicking on the link at the top of this page.
(Applicants to departments in the Faculty of Arts should note that
these departments will be responsible for allocating a number of the
awards available. Departments will inform candidates whether or not
they are to be considered for one of these awards, or whether they
need to submit a Studentship Application as outlined below.)

2. Download the University Studentship Application Form and Reference
Form from the download box on the right.

3. Read the notes of guidance carefully.

4. Arrange for two academic references to be completed.

5. Send all Studentship application material (i.e. the Studentship
Application Form, two Studentship Reference Forms, and degree
transcripts where appropriate) to the academic department in which
you intend to study by Wednesday 02 May 2007 at the latest. Details
of departmental contacts can be found by clicking on the link above.

Following receipt of all relevant application material, the academic
department will provide a supporting statement for each application
that they wish to put forward to the Faculty Studentships Panel for
consideration. The Studentship Application Form, Studentship
Reference Forms, Transcripts and Departmental Statement will be
submitted to the Graduate Research Office by the academic department
by Wednesday 16 May at the latest.

Further Information
Should you have any questions about these awards please contact:
Simon Beecroft

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[Vacancy]PT Budidharma Dibyaraga, May 9, 2007

PT Budidharma Dibyaraga, Urgently Required!!!

1. Marketing / Promotion
Requirements:
• Male/Female
• Age between 24-30 years old
• Hold min D1 or S1
• Preferable good command in English / Mandarin is an advantage
• Hard worker anr attractive personality
• Preferable domicile at Jakarta Selatanhrd


2. Adm & Operation
Requirements:
• Male/Female
• Age between 24-30 years old
• Hold S1 degree English
• Hard worker and attractive personality
• Preferable domicile in Jakarta Selatan

3. Receptionist / Spa Programmer
Requirements:
• Female
• Age between 22-27 years old
• Education background min SMA
• Hard worker and attractive personality
• Preferable domicile in Bekasi

4. HRD Manager / Legal
Requirements:
• Male/Female
• Age between 24-30 years old
• Hold S1 degree Law / Psychology
• Having experience in Legal / HRD Operation min 2 years
• Hard worker and attractive personality
• Preferable domicile in Jakarta Selatan

5. Operation Manager
Requirements:
• Male/Female
• Age between 24-30 years old
• Hold S1 degree in Management / Business
• Having experience in Hotel operation
• Hard worker, and attractive personality
• Preferable live in Jakarta Selatan

Please send Application to:
PT. Budidharma Dibyaraga
Jl. Walter Monginsidi No. 25
Jakarta Selatan

Dateline: May 9, 2007


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[Vacancy] Varous Positions, May 10, 2007

We are an Indonesian Telecommunication Company invites suitable candidates to join us for our overseas expansion requirement and supporting our client in Bangladesh for the following position:

1. IT Maintenance
Responsibilities:
• Do the trouble shooting and solve problem for all IT hardware and standard software including word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, mailing system and connection to the LAN as well as to ECN
• Identify user problem
• Give guidance to users of how to use IT matters (MS office, Mail, ECN or entering LAN)
• Maintain day to day operation, do the backup operation. Maintain the high level of efficiency LAN environment and optimise the usage and make environment user friendly
• Documenting all the delivery order, repair equipment, keep track all the inventory equipment
• To maintain office system and make sure all the systems are running properly
• Monitor the load of the server and do the fine tuning performance
• Report to IS/IT Manager for the need for additional equipment to support the system

Requirements:
• Male
• Age between 25-30 years old
• Hold S1 Degree in IT from Reputable University
• At least 1 year experience as a system and network administration.
• Knowledgeable in Windows NT, Windows 95
• Knowledge in Microsoft 97, MS Exchange
• Understand the function of LAN, WAN

2. Project Administration
Responsibilities:
• Maintain database of all information about PR, PO, Variations and Invoice Status of the sub-contractor and supplier
• To ensure that all documentation as required for handover the project/deliverables to the account division will run correctly, smoothly and completely
• Assisting Project Manager by preparing the project documentation status by compiling data and ensure the validity of the data
• Work with the Project Manager and Contract Administration in account Division in order of hand-over projects/invoicing
• To make sure the confidentiality of project documentation.

Requirements:
• Male/Female
• Age between 25-30 years old
• Hold S1 Degree of Accounting from reputable university
• Having 2 years experiences in the same field
• To perform all tasks including those of an administrative nature by the Superior Multi tasking and self motivated
• Having statistical/analytical skills
• Having experience working with system
• Having excellent correspondence and administration skill
• Team player, good interpersonal skill & willing to work hard, proactive, energetic, and honest
• Have skill & knowledge of computer, internet and Microsoft Office
• Ability to work under pressure, strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
• Have an outgoing personality and good communication skill
• Computer literate (presentation and graphic knowledge as a basic)

3. SITAC / CME Manager
Responsibilities:
• Maintain and handling overall project matters

Requirements:
• Male/Female
• Maximum age 34 years old
• Bachelor degree in Telecommunication/Electrical/Civil/Industry from reputable university.
• Minimum 2 years experiences in the same positions or SITAC/ CME implementation telecommunication project
• Having experiences in medium to large scale SITAC/CME implementation telecommunication project
• Excellent handle SITAC/CME management telecommunication project is advantage
• Able to handle and involve all part of project, including: biding, budgeting, project planning, implementation, invoicing, control project expenses and post-implementation support
• Experienced in managing customers and suppliers relationships
• Excellent in leadership and driving implementation project both time and budget
• Managerial skill and leadership disposition, well organized, independent, trustworthy, analytical, time management and administrative skills, good communicator, ambitious, motivated team player, experience with strategic planning and analysis
• Able to work independently, under pressure, well-organized, Achievement-oriented, discipline, meticulous, strong analytical, proactive, able work individually or part of team, mature and independent in solving problem, committed with a sense of urgency
• Interpersonal skills, helpful person, honest, excellent in communication, presentation, negotiation, and approach and persuasive also coach
• Fluent in English both written and oral
• Computer literate (MS Office, Internet, Email, etc)
• Posses having car and drive license
• Able joint immediately

4. BSC Engineer
Responsibilities:
• The BSC Commissioning engineers overall job would include the installation verification of the BSC and Transcoders, Commissioning and running acceptance tests, Site documentation, Integration with other Network Elements,
• Commissioning and Integration of network element according to NET manuals and work instructions. Integration would also involve BTS/BSC re-homing, BSS integration to other Network elements etc
• Change Note installation and Software /Hardware upgrades according to work instructions.
• Troubleshooting and fault rectification in the BSS system
• Documentation according to project procedures

Requirements:
• University degree or technical college qualifications in telecommunications, electronic engineering, or equivalent experience in a related discipline
• Broad knowledge of the concept and products in a complex telecommunications network and especially cellular networks
• Fluent in English, both written and spoken
• Excellent Interpersonal, Communications and Presentation skills
• Independent, self-motivated, and well organised with an analytical mind
• Co-operative, open to continuous change and varying degrees of responsibility

5. Civil Sitac Engineer
Responsibilities:
• Specify civil works standard to meet the customer requirement
• Perform any duties within the field of competence as and when required by the Project Manager
• To perform site survey engineering activities in compliance with all engineering procedures, contract and general instructions
• To plan and prepare all the necessary documentation, vehicle, interpreter, tools and equipment required prior to the field trip
• To collect all the survey maps and project data required
• To conduct the survey according to the survey requirements
• To secure all necessary work permits and clearance
• To follow the general policies and guidelines at the company

Requirements:
• University degree or technical college in civil engineering
• Minimum 2 years working experience from position in a civil works function
• Adequate managerial training and ability to provide strong leadership
• Have the ability to take an overall view, analyze situations, identify problems and develop solutions
• Fluent in English, both written and spoken
• Independent, self motivated and well organized with analytical mind
• Be able to work under pressure
• Able joint immediately

Suitable applicants should write to the following address with enclosed CV and recent photograph to:
PO BOX. 1704 JKS 12017
email: hrd@xerindo.com

Dateline: May 10, 2007
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[Vacancy] SBI Madania, April 27, 2007

SBI Madania is a fast growing modern Indonesian school located in Bogor.

SBI Madania is a fast growing modern Indonesian school located in Bogor.

1. Japanese Language Teacher (JLT-JHS/SHS)
Requirements:
• Undergraduate from any discipline
• Age between 25-35 years old
• Having min 2 years working experience
• High listening and oral communication skills
• Adaptability and creative responses to setbacks and obstacles
• Personal management; a sense of willingness to develop one’s career and to take pride in accomplishments
• Group and interpersonal effectiveness, cooperation, teamwork and skills at negotiating disagreements
• Fluency in English both oral & written
• Akta IV holders is preferred

2. German Language Teacher (GLT-JHS)
Requirements:
• Undergraduate from any discipline
• Age between 25-35 years old
• Having min 2 years working experience
• High listening and oral communication skills
• Adaptability and creative responses to setbacks and obstacles
• Personal management; a sense of willingness to develop one’s career and to take pride in accomplishments
• Group and interpersonal effectiveness, cooperation, teamwork and skills at negotiating disagreements
• Fluency in English both oral & written
• Akta IV holders is preferred

3. Laborer - Biology (LAB-JHS)
Requirements:
• Undergraduate from any discipline
• Age between 25-35 years old
• Having min 2 years working experience
• High listening and oral communication skills
• Adaptability and creative responses to setbacks and obstacles
• Personal management; a sense of willingness to develop one’s career and to take pride in accomplishments
• Group and interpersonal effectiveness, cooperation, teamwork and skills at negotiating disagreements
• Fluency in English both oral & written
• Akta IV holders is preferred

4. Reinforcement Teacher (RET-JHS)
Requirements:
• Undergraduate from any discipline
• Age between 25-35 years old
• Having min 2 years working experience
• High listening and oral communication skills
• Adaptability and creative responses to setbacks and obstacles
• Personal management; a sense of willingness to develop one’s career and to take pride in accomplishments
• Group and interpersonal effectiveness, cooperation, teamwork and skills at negotiating disagreements
• Fluency in English both oral & written
• Akta IV holders is preferred

5. Geography Teacher (GET-SHS)
Requirements:
• Undergraduate from any discipline
• Age between 25-35 years old
• Having min 2 years working experience
• High listening and oral communication skills
• Adaptability and creative responses to setbacks and obstacles
• Personal management; a sense of willingness to develop one’s career and to take pride in accomplishments
• Group and interpersonal effectiveness, cooperation, teamwork and skills at negotiating disagreements
• Fluency in English both oral & written
• Akta IV holders is preferred

If you feel that you possess the above qualifications, and are willing to work hand in hand in a dynamic environment, please send your application letter, with the position code in the upper left corner of the envelope, to :
Personnel Department
PO BOX 1487 JKS 12014
Or
SBI Madania
Perumahan Telaga Kahuripan
Jl. Raya Parung Bogor
KM. 47.5 Parung - Bogor 16330

Dateline: April 27, 2007


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[Vacancy] Duta Sembilan Kartika (DSKTELECOM), PT, April 28, 2007

Duta Sembilan Kartika (DSKTELECOM), PT is a leading telecommunication solutions provider, specializing in the provision of fast rollout turnkey packages and full services for the deployment of network infrastructures and other telecommunication-related projects in global markets.

1. Survey & Design Engineer
Responsibilities:
• Transmission Survey

Requirements:
• Male
• Single
• Age between 22-30 years old
• At least Diploma Degree majoring in Electro/Telecommunication
• Have a good knowledge in Pathloss, Map Info and GSM Transmission
• 1 year experiences in related fields preferred
• Good in English at least oral is a must
• Willing to work all over Indonesia

2. Project Supervisor
Requirements:
• Male
• Age between 24 - 30 years old
• Bachelor Degree , Major in Civil
• 2 year experience in CME- Telecommunication fields (BTS Construction) preferred
• Single
• Good in English , both Written & Oral
• Having knowledge in Project Management preferred
• Willing to be placed all over Indonesia

3. Drive Tester
Responsibilities:
• RF data Collection to support optimization

Requirements:
• Single
• Age between 22-30 years old
• At least Diploma Degree majoring in Electro/Telecommunication
• Have a good knowledge in GSM & CDMA
• 1 year experiences in related fields preferred
• Good in English at least oral is a must
• Willing to work under pressure
• Willing to work all over Indonesia and ready to be placement

4. Marketing Officer
Requirements:
• Age between 24 - 30 years old
• Bachelor Degree , Major in Electro & Telecommunication preferred
• 2 year experience in related fields preferred
• Single
• Having A Driving licensed
• Others : Good performance & Charming, Easy to adapt, friendly
• English is A Must
• Good in English , both Written & Oral

5. Commissioning Engineer
Responsibilities:
• Commissioning of Telecommunication Equipment, Trouble Shooting

Requirements:
• Male
• Single
• Age between 23-30 years old
• At least Diploma Degree majoring in Electro/Telecommunication
• Have a good knowledge in Commissioning BTS & Microwave
• 1 year experiences in related fields preferred
• Good in English at least oral is a must

Send Your CV & Application to: recruitment@dsktel.com

Dateline: April 28, 2007


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[Vacancy] HSBC, May 9, 2007

Work with us Live the HSBC way and make the difference HSBC is one of the world’s leading financial services organizations, with over 9,500 offices in 79 countries and territories. Besides being recognized globally, HSBC has also been named the Best Foreign Bank in Indonesia (FinanceAsia Magazine) for seven consecutive years. HSBC is an organization that promotes diversity and equal employment opportunities, and implements meritocracy in the work place.

1. Wealth Managers-Personal Banking & Amanah Syariah
Responsibilities:
• The incumbent will be responsible to maintain the existing personal banking clients and enhance current relationship

Requirements:
• Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience, preferably in selling investment products
• Bachelor & Master degree from a reputable university
• Must have good command in both spoken and written English
• Must have commercial acumen, personal credibility, supervisory / leadership skill, a marketing orientation and the drive to succeed
• Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity
• Must be ready to follow selection/recruitment process in Surabaya (for candidate outside Surabaya)
• Willing to be located in Surabaya

2. Teller/Service Relations/Back Office
Responsibilities:
• The incumbent will responsible to deal with general Banking operations as well as deliver service according to company standard

Requirements:
• Bachelor & Master degree from a reputable university
• Must have good command in both spoken and written English
• Must have commercial acumen, personal credibility, supervisory / leadership skill, a marketing orientation and the drive to succeed
• Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity
• Must be ready to follow selection/recruitment process in Surabaya (for candidate outside Surabaya
• Willing to be located in Surabaya
• Customer service focused, detail oriented, team player, and mature.
• Fresh graduate is welcome

3. Assistant Manager -CSR Walk in & Payment, Card/PIL
Responsibilities:
• The incumbent will be responsible to ensure smooth operations in Credit Card Banking Hall as well as manage payments, customer complaints and inquiries

Requirements:
• Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience, preferably in selling cards
• Bachelor & Master degree from a reputable university
• Must have good command in both spoken and written English
• Must have commercial acumen, personal credibility, supervisory / leadership skill, a marketing orientation and the drive to succeed
• Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity
• Must be ready to follow selection/recruitment process in Surabaya (for candidate outside Surabaya
• Willing to be located in Surabaya

4. Assistant Manager-Payment Cash & Management
Responsibilities:
• The incumbent will be responsible for the marketing and selling of domestic and regional cash management solutions to the Bank Corporate clients.

Requirements:
• Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience, preferably in selling corporate banking products
• Bachelor & Master degree from a reputable university
• Must have good command in both spoken and written English
• Must have commercial acumen, personal credibility, supervisory / leadership skill, a marketing orientation and the drive to succeed
• Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity
• Must be ready to follow selection/recruitment process in Surabaya (for candidate outside Surabaya)
• Willing to be located in Surabaya

5. Assistant Manager-Sales & Business Development
Responsibilities:
• The incumbent will be responsible to manage in-house direct selling team

Requirements:
• Bachelor & Master degree from a reputable university
• Must have good command in both spoken and written English
• Must have commercial acumen, personal credibility, supervisory / leadership skill, a marketing orientation and the drive to succeed
• Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity
• Must be ready to follow selection/recruitment process in Surabaya (for candidate outside Surabaya)
• Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience, preferably in selling banking/ insurance/foreign exchange products
• Willing to be located in Surabaya

Please put the position name and code applied in the subject of your email and send it to: shintasetia@hsbc.co.id

Dateline: May 9, 2007


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[Vacancy] PT. Wanaartha Life, April 21st, 2007

ARE YOU THE GRAPHICS DESIGNER WE ARE LOOKING FOR?

PT. Wanaartha Life , a National Insurance company is looking for new candidates for graphic designer.

Please send us your Resume for consideration no later than April 21st, 2007

General Criteria

Min 1 year experience in respective areas, knows Design (freehand, coreldraw, etc) , person of integrity, utilizes MS Office, min bachelor degree (S1) and teamwork player

Skills in photography & have lots of creative ideas. Videography, web based knowledge is and

Printing knowledge is a plus. Able to operate in Machintosh

FURTHER DIRECTIVE

Please include in your CV the following:

(1) A portfolio containing your best design work and also references to websites developed by you (if any)

(2) Contact (Phone & Email)

Kualifikasi Pendidikan Sarjana (S1)

Ditempatkan Jakarta

Tipe Pekerjaan : Permanent Worker

Send your resume to: farah@wanaarthalife.com (UP: FARAH SAVITRI/DEPT. HEAD CORPORATE & MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS)


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[Vacancy] PT RADIANT UTAMA INTERINSCO Tbk, April 12

PT RADIANT UTAMA INTERINSCO Tbk; INSPECTION ENGINEER
Posting date : Thursday, April 12, 2007 Expiry date : Friday, April 20, 2007

PT RADIANT UTAMA INTERINSCO Tbk
We, an integrated supporting service company for energy sector providing inspection certification service, Environmental Analysis, Drilling Service, Personnel Outsourcing Service and Facility Maintenance Service is seeking for multi-talented person to fill position below:

INSPECTION ENGINEER (IE-1-PTM)

QUALIFICATION:
1. He or she must posses bachelor (S-1) degree in Electric / Metallurgy / Mechanic / Civil Engineering.
2. Fresh graduates with 0-year experience are encouraged to apply.
3. Proven track record in student organization will be an added value
4. Have a strong analytical thinking.
5. Able to work in multi-cultural environment

Should you meet above qualification, send your Application Letter + CV (max. 250 kb) to hrd_div01@yahoo.co.id not later than April 20, 2007. Put the message subject with Position Code.

For further information about our company please visit www.radiant-utama.com.


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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Beasiswa Freeport

FULBRIGHT-FREEPORT MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM


Preference will be given to Indonesian citizens from Papua who are faculty members at the state and private institutions of higher education. Applicants will possess:

◘ a Sarjana (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.00 scale)
◘ leadership qualities
◘ a good understanding of Indonesian and international cultures
◘ a demonstrated commitment to the chosen field of study
◘ a demonstrated commitment to the development and service of Papua
◘ willingness to return to Papua upon completion of the Fulbright program
◘ a minimum TOEFL score of 500.

Prioritas diberikan kepada staf pengajar perguruan tinggi negeri dan swasta di Papua. Pelamar harus memiliki:
◘ gelar Sarjana (S1) dengan IPK minimal 3,0 (skala 4,00)
◘ jiwa kepemimpinan
◘ pemahaman dengan baik kebudayaan Indonesia dan asing
◘ komitmen pada bidang studi pilihan
◘ komitmen pada pembangunan dan pengabdian di Papua
◘ kesediaan untuk kembali ke Papua setelah Program Fulbright selesai
◘ angka TOEFL paling rendah 500.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Forms are available either by mail or in person at the AMINEF Office, Gedung Balai Pustaka, 6th floor, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4, Jakarta 10720. Application forms may also be downloaded from the AMINEF Website at the following URL: www.aminef.or.id. Please return completed application forms to the AMINEF office along with a copy of your most recent TOEFL score and at least one letter of reference.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via e-mail to the following address: infofulbright@aminef.or.id

DEADLINE

The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is May 31, 2007.
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Beasiswa Sampoerna (May 31)


FULBRIGHT-SAMPOERNA FOUNDATION MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

The Fulbright-Sampoerna Foundation scholarship program is designed to afford promising Indonesian students the opportunity to undertake MBA studies at top graduate schools in the U.S. Applicants who are no older than 35 year of age at the time of application will possess:

◘ a Sarjana (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 3.25 (4.00 scale) from an Indonesian tertiary institution and a minimum of two years of professional experience subsequent to earning the S1 degree
◘ leadership qualities
◘ a demonstrated commitment to community and national development
◘ a willingness to return to work in Indonesia for 5 consecutive years upon completion of the Fulbright program
◘ a minimum TOEFL score of 600 and a GMAT minimum score of 575.

Program beasiswa Fulbright-Yayasan Sampoerna ditawarkan kepada sarjana Indonesia yang ingin menyelesaikan program MBA di universitas terkemuka di Amerika Serikat. Pelamar harusbelum berusia 35 tahun pada tenggat waktu pendaftaran dan memiliki:
◘ gelar Sarjana (S1) dengan IPK 3.25 (pada skala 4,00) dari perguruan tinggi di Indonesia, dengan pengalaman kerja dua tahun setelah lulus S1
◘ jiwa kepemimpinan
◘ komitmen pada pembangunan nasional dan masyarakat
◘ kesediaan untuk bekerja kembali di Indonesia selama lima tahun berturut-turut setelah Program Fulbright selesai
◘ angka TOEFL paling rendah 600 serta GMAT paling rendah 575.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Forms are available either by mail or in person at the AMINEF Office, Gedung Balai Pustaka, 6th floor, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4, Jakarta 10720. Application forms may also be downloaded from the AMINEF Website at the following URL: www.aminef.or.id. Please return completed application forms to the AMINEF office along with a copy of your most recent TOEFL score and at least one letter of reference.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via e-mail to the following address: infofulbright@aminef.or.id

DEADLINE

The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is May 31, 2007.
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British Fully Funded PhD Studentships

British Fully Funded PhD Studentships at Agronomy Institute, Orkney College, UHI Millennium Institute

UHI Millennium Institute is a unique, multicentre network of colleges and research Institutions of national standing in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. UHI is concentrating on a targeted expansion of proven international research strengths and the development of key new foci.

With a £7.8 million UHI wide research funding package providing a step-change in our research capacity, the Agronomy Institute aims to build a high-calibre, prestigious research programme that will contribute to our international profile. Part of UHI-Orkney College, AI provides a high quality, dynamic research environment centred in Kirkwall, the historic capital of Orkney. The AI aims to address regional, national and international issues in agriculture through innovation and excellence.

As part of the research strategy, the AI is offering two, fully funded 3 year PhD programmes to be based in Orkney.

Investigating the potential of willow as a biomass crop for the Northern Isles of Scotland

Effects of soil type and agricultural inputs on plant growth, grain quality and economic returns of Bere barley (Hordeum vulgare) in Orkney

Studentships carry a bursary that is currently £12 000 per annum. Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (although in exceptional circumstances candidates holding qualifications and experience different from the above may be considered). International applicants must provide a certificate on English Language competency scores of IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 580 or equivalent.

For informal enquires on the willow project contact Dr Geoff Sellers (geoff.sellers @ uhi.ac.uk) or +44 (0) 1856 569299

For informal enquires on the Bere project contact Dr Xianmin Chang (xianmin.chang @ uhi.ac.uk) or +44 (0) 1856 569294

Closing date for applications: 27 April 2007
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Italy PhD Scholarships at The Vienna

Deadline 30 Mei 2007

Italy PhD Scholarships at The Vienna School of Governance (ViGo), University of Vienna

Call for application for 12 PhD-scholarships at the Vienna School of Governance (ViGo), University of Vienna

The newly founded ‘Vienna School of Governance’ is a graduate school established by the University of Vienna. It focuses on a multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical approach to the study of modern governance within a comparative framework. The faculty consists of specialists in policy analysis, researchers concerned with the wider societal and cultural aspects of governance and specialists in the fields of European, East Asian, and African studies. The core faculty will be complemented by international visiting professors and lecturers. This unique combination of expertise and research capacities creates an attractive environment for students who strive for academic excellence.

The ‘Vienna School of Governance’ offers a research intensive three year PhD programme on a fulltime basis. The call is now open for 12 positions for PhD-scholars starting in October 2007. Deadline for receiving applications is 30 May 2007. Accepted research students will receive a monthly scholarship and are freed from tuition.

Students from all countries of origin are eligible who hold a university degree (at least equivalent to an international MA or Austrian ‘Magister’).

Applicants have to provide proof of basic knowledge of social science theory, methodology and governance issues either by the particular university degree, specialization on such topics within their studies or by complementary training (like summer schools, university courses, etc.). The dissertation topic has to be directly related to questions of governance within the above mentioned framework and areas of study. For details concerning the research programme, admission and selection procedures, please, visit the graduate school’s website at: http://vigo.univie.ac.at
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Amerika: Beasiswa Fulbrigh (May 2007)

Amerika: Beasiswa Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program 2008-2009
Kategori: Beasiswa

FULBRIGHT VISITING SPECIALIST PROGRAM

FULBRIGHT VISITING SPECIALIST PROGRAM: DIRECT ACCESS TO THE MUSLIM WORLD
This posting replaces the old posting. Please note that the new deadline is May 1, 2007.

The Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program provides grants for Indonesian scholars and practitioners to conduct intensive three to six week programs of teaching, lecturing and public outreach on topics in Islamic civilization and developments in the Muslim world.

Ideal applicants are scholars or practitioners with outstanding records of academic, professional, community service, the ability to address topics in Islamic civilization in addition to teaching in their own disciplines and about Indonesia, the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in English and the desire to serve as a cultural ambassador. The participants may teach short courses or seminars in their field of expertise as it relates to Islam or the Muslim world, team-teach with American faculty, student or teacher workshops, advise faculty and students, develop curricula, participate in informal discussions with students, and outreach activities, including programs for community groups, and interviews with the media. The program does not support research and provides no time for the participants to pursue personal projects. Participants may be in fields of Islamic and area studies, political science, international relations, business and economics, history, women's studies, journalism, sociology, religion, literature, anthropology, and the arts.

Program Pengajar Tamu Fulbright menyediakan beasiswa untuk jangka waktu tiga sampai enam minggu kepada sarjana dan praktisi dari Indonesia untuk mengajar dan berceramah di berbagai forum di Amerika Serikat mengenai peradaban Islam dan perkembangan di dunia Islam. Pelamar yang dinilai cocok adalah sarjana atau praktisi yang memiliki rekam jejak yang bagus di bidang akademis, profesional, pelayanan masyarakat, mampu berbicara mengenai peradaban Islam di samping mengajar di bidang keahliannya masing-masing serta mengenai Indonesia, fasih berkomunikasi dalam bahasa Inggris dan diplomatis serta sanggup menjadi duta bangsa di bidang kebudayaan. Peserta program akan memberi kuliah singkat atau seminar di bidang keahlian masing-masing yang berkaitan dengan Islam dan dunia Islam, mengajar bersama staf pengajar Amerika, lokakarya bersama mahasiswa atau dosen, memberi masukan kepada para dosen atau mahasiswa, mengembangkan kurikulum, ikut dalam diskusi informal dengan para mahasiswa, dan kegiatan-kegiatan di luar kampus, termasuk program kegiatan kelompok masyarakat tertentu, dan bersedia diwawancarai media setempat. Dalam program singkat ini tidak tersedia waktu bagi peserta untuk mengadakan penelitian atau kegiatan-kegiatan pribadi lainnya. Bidang studi yang termasuk dalam program ini adalah kajian wilayah dan Islam, ilmu politik, ilmu hubungan internasional, bisnis dan ekonomi, sejarah, kajian wanita, jurnalistik, sosiologi, agama, kesusasteraan, antropologi, dan seni.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent experience or a terminal degree in their field, demonstrate a strong record of academic, professional, and community service, expertise on Islam as a creed and culture, maturity, dependability, flexibility, integrity and professionalism. Applicants must be residing in Indonesia at the time of application.

Pelamar harus bergelar Doktor atau memiliki pengalaman yang setara atau memiliki gelar tertinggi di bidang masing-masing, memiliki prestasi tinggi di bidang akademis, profesional, dan pelayanan masyarakat, pengetahuan mendalam mengenai Islam sebagai agama dan kebudayaan, berkepribadian matang, dapat diandalkan, fleksibel, memiliki integritas dan keahlian di bidang profesi masing-masing. Pelamar harus berdomisili di Indonesia pada waktu melamar.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Forms are available by downloading the form and the instruction below, by mail or in person at the AMINEF Office, Gedung Balai Pustaka, 6th floor, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4, Jakarta 10720.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via e-mail to the following address: infofulbright@aminef.or.id.

DEADLINE

The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is May 1, 2007.
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Fresh Graduate in Cevron

General Qualifications
• Minimum GPA 3.00
• Minimum Degree S1 (S2/Master degree will be an advantage)
• Graduated in 2004 - 2007 from reputable university in Indonesia or overseas
• Willing to relocate to one of Chevron operations locations (East Kalimantan/Riau/West Java)
• Desiring to work in a multicultural and diverse organization

Skill Requirements:
• Technical Proficiency
• Team Player
• Relationship building for personal benefits, personal results and unit's benefit
• Using company tools, processes and procedures
• Strong communications skills - orally and writing
• Presentation Skills
• Customer focus
• Computer literacy (Office applications)
• Strong in taking initiative to prevent and resolve issues
• Good understanding of health, safety, and environmental laws and regulations

Time Application:
• Daily Discipline - arrival, departure, meetings, etc.
• Meet personal due dates for projects - usually short term by managing own time

Work Values:
• Getting results through personal proficiency
• High-quality technical work
• Accept Chevron's values
• Health, Environmental and Safety oriented

Specific Qualifications

Earth Scientist (ES-ES) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Geophysical or Geology

Petroleum Engineer (PE-PE) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Petroleum or Chemical Engineering

Facility Engineer (FE-FE) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Metallurgy, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Instrumentation or Chemical Engineering

Drilling Engineer (DC-DE) click here to apply
Completion Engineer (DC-DCE) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Petroleum, Mechanical, Mining or Chemical Engineering

Information Technology Engineer/Specialist (IT-ITE) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Information Technology, Engineering (Electrical/Telecommunication/Control), Physics (Instrumentation & Control), or Physics Engineering

Lab Specialist/Chemist (PE Lab-CE) click here to apply
• Education Background: Education Background: S1 - in Chemistry Analysis or Chemical Engineering

Operation Excellence-Health, Environment, & Safety (OE-HES) Engineer/Specialist click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Environment, & Safety Engineering

Human Resources Representative/Specialist (HR-RS) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Psychology (Psychologist Professional Program), Industrial Engineering, Business/Management, Communications or Legal

Accountant (FIN-ACT) click here to apply
• Education Background: Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting
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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Kompor Biji Jarak

Monday, April 09, 2007
Alfy dan Kompor Biji Jarak

Kalangan ibu rumah di desa maupun di kota agaknya tidak perlu khawatir akan kesulitan minyak tanah untuk memasak. Alfy Chalidyanto (38) menawarkan bahan energi alternatifbaru berupa kompor tanpa sumbu berbahan bakar pasta biji jarak pagar.
Saya terinspirasi oleh dilajo- jor," ujar warga Lingkungan Sukaraja, Barat, Kelurahan Ampenan Tengah, Mataram, Nu- sa Tenggara Barat. Dila jojor (obor suluh) biasa dinyalakan se- minggu menjelang hari raya Idul Fitri, atau setelah 20 hari kaum Muslimin menjalankan Ibadah Puasa Ramadhan. Lampu itu ba­han bakunya dari biji jarak yang ditumbuk/digiling dan dicampur dengan buah jamplung. Hasil tumbukan itu dilekatkan pada rautan bambu sebagai bahan pe- nerang bagi rakyat pedesaan pada masa lalu.
Menggiling biji jarak untuk bahan bakar kompornya kini tetap ditempuh Alfy, meski pro sesnya ditambah, dengan men-emur biji jarak selama dua-tiga hari guna mengurangi kadar air dan getahnya, kemudian biji ja­rak digiling sehingga menyerupai pasta/odol. Biar kekentalannya terjaga dan kecepatan nyalanya (kapileritas) menyamai minyak tanah, pasta biji jarak ditambah dengan larutan tertentu berbahan alami yang dibuat sendiri oleh Alfy.

Pasta dalam tabling

Pasta itu dimasukkan dalam tabung kompor, yang memiliki tuas dan roda pendorong yang fungsinya membesarkan-menge-cilkan nyala api kompor yang dilengkapi 16 lubang sumbu. Le- wat lubang sumbu itulah pasta itu keluar-masuk jika tuasnya itu digerakkan. Seluruh bahan kompor tanpa sumbu itu dibikin dari barang bekas yang dibeli di pasar loak. "Pelat, seng, mur, ba- ut saya potong dan las sendiri"
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Untuk menguji temuannya itu, Alfy mencobanya di rumah- nya untuk memasak kebutuhan sehari-hari. Hasilnya, satu kilo gram pasta jarak cukup untuk kebutuhan sehari, dan kompor tahan menyala empat sampai lima jam. Proses penelitian dan temuan formula itu berjalan se lama September 2005 hingga Februari 2006.

Untuk memublikasikan for­ mula dan kompornya, Alfy mengikuti pameran Teknologi Tepat Guna/TTG 26 September 2006 di Pontianak. Di situlah pejabat dari Direktorat Jenderal Pemberda- yaan Masyarakat Desa, tertarik oleh temuan Alfy. Seorang pejabat Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya

Mineral pun memediasinya dengan Recognition and Mentoring Program (RAMP) Indonesia , lembaga yang menyediakan biaya untuk penelitian, di Jakarta. RAMP sudah menyetujui proposal Alfy untuk dikaji lebih lanjut. Kini ia tinggal menunggu realisasi.

Atas karyanya itu, Alfy mendapat anugerah Teknologi Tepat Guna, kategori Penemu, yang di- selenggarakan Pemerintah Provinsi NTB. Ayah empat anak itu juga mendapat hadiah uang se- besar Rp 4,1 juta dari total hadiah yang diterima Rp 4,9 juta.

Pegawai negeri sipil

Mestinya, suami Dwi Susiani ini, menjadi pegawai negeri sipil, alias Tenaga Penyuluh Perikanan, mengingat dia lulusan Sekolah Menengah Pertanian Menengah Atas Mataram tahun 1987. "Setelah lu­ lus saya sempat jadi tenaga honorer,

selama tahun 1988. Tapi saya keluar karena lebih suka men­ jadi wiraswasta," ujarnya.

Apalagi selama sekolah, anak pertama dari delapan bersauda- ra pasangan M Chalid-Lilik Musliha ini gemar berjualan, se- perti menjual ikan laut di pasar. Dari situ, Alfy menangkap as-pirasi rakyat kecil yang selalu mengeluhkan minyak tanah yang "kalau tidak harganya naik, maka selalu saja ada waktunya limit di pasaran".

"Saya membuat kompor ber-ikut formulanya karena tiap satu keluarga baru (menikah) pasti memerlukan kompor. Di sisi lain kita ini sedang menyiasati ketergantungan terhadap energi yang sumbernya kian terbatas," ujarnya sungguh-sungguh.

Sambil berjualan kecil-kecilan di pasar dan membuka usaha sablon, Alfy terus mewujudkan obsesinya. Bahkan untuk membiayai penelitiannya, Alfy menjual sepeda motornya seharga Rp 8 juta. Upaya Pemerintah Provinsi NTB menggalakkan ta naman jarak pagar membuatnya semakin bersemangat Sumber bahan bakar kompornya diberi merek Jipi Subayu. Jipi akronim dari jarak pagar, adapun Subayu kependekan dari kekuatan (su) dan angin (bayu).

Dia mengaku, kompornya ma- sih perlu disempurnakan, teru- tama konstruksinya. Tuas pemu- tar tabung bahan bakar seba- iknya diletakkan di samping, bu- kan di bawah seperti saat ini. Malah ke depan kompor itu di-buat portabel, biar gampang di- bongkar pasang sekaligus muda dibawa.

Diperkirakan, jika dijual di pasaran, per satu unit kompor harganya Rp 125.000, di luar harga pasta biji jarak Rp 1.500 per kilogram. Atau lebih murah dibanding harga kompor bikinan pabrik dari kualitas baik yang berharga di atas Rp 300.000 per unit. Kini Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi CBPPT) bermaksud melakukan uji emisi hasil temuan Alfy.

Tanggal Tayang : 24-1-2007
Sumber : Kompas
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HB X Tak Bersedia Jadi Gubernur Lagi

Berita mengenai tidak bersedianya HB X jadi Gubernur di kompas merupakan berita yang sangat asing.

Betapa tidak, saat para pejabat memburu kursi dan kekuasaan, eh ada orang yang tidak bersedia jadi gubernur lagi.

Sikap Sultan ini patut dipuji karena Jogja merupakan barometer feodalisme di Indonesia. Patut dipuji karena kalangan tradisional dan konservatif di Indonesia telah menyadari perlunya iklim demokrasi dalam masyarakat.

Namun, institusi kesultanan di Jogja sebaiknya tetap dipertahankan sebagai sebuah penghormatan dan sebuah upaya mempertahankan kekayaan kebudayaan dan tanggung jawab hak ulayat di sana.
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Seri Ngeblog: Membuat Blog

Apabila Anda punya email di gmail.com, maka Anda bisa langsung log-in atau sign-in di blogger.com --> new blogger --> masukkan id/usernama plus password gmail Anda. Dan ikuti proses selanjutnya.

Apabila Anda belum punya email di gmail.com, silahkan buat (register/ sign-up) dulu di http://gmail.com --> sign-up. Setelah jadi email gmailnya, kunjungi http://blogger.com --> new blogger --> masukkan id / usernama gmail Anda plus password dan ikuti proses pembuatan blog selanjutnya.

Diambil Dari Kolom Mario
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Seri Ngeblog: Membuat RSS

Banyak cara untuk membuat RSS di Blog anda. Tujuan RSS adalah agar anda dapat membuat blog lebih hidup dengan berita-berita yang di-feed kan. Berikut ini adalah contoh membuat RSS dari Feed burner. Tentu anda juga bisa membuatnya dari layanan lain

Daftar feedburner.com lalu optimasi RSS anda menjadi smartfeed.

Kemudian pilih menu publicize, lalu menu buzzboost. Menu ini adalah untuk menampilkan feed blog anda menjadi HTML. Setelah itu, ikuti beberapa pilihan /option terkait dengan tampilan rss feed blog anda, silakan diisi sesuai keinginan anda. Setelah itu atifkan fitur ini dengan meng-klik tombol activate.

Anda akan dibawa ke halaman yg berisi kode script utk menampilkan feed blog menjadi bentuk HTML. Copy paste kode tsb dan masukkan ke template blog anda.
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HM Syarfi Hutauruk: Anak Sorkam di MPR

Thursday 05 April 2007

Ketua Panitia Mengenang 100 Tahun Wafatnya SM Raja XII ke Humbahas

Ketua panitia pusat HM Syarfi Hutauruk dan rombongan berkunjung ke Humbang Hasundutan (Humbahas) dengan tujuan melakukan koordinasi dengan Pemkab Humbahas dalam rangka mengenang 100 tahun wafatnya pahlawan nasional Sisingamangaraja XII, Selasa (3/4).
Dalam kesempatan itu juga Syarfi Hutauruk, Bupati Humbahas Drs Maddin Sihombing MSi dan rombongan menyempatkan diri berkunjung ke Istana Makam Raja Sisingamangaraja XII di Bakkara (kini Baktiraja) serta berdialog dengan masyarakat dan keturunan Sisingamangaraja XII marga Sinambela.

Turut hadir dalam kunjungan ke Baktiraja yaitu sekretaris panitia pusat Farel Simatupang didampingi panitia lainnya Amal Efendy Simbolon, Doli Kurnia Tanjung, Samsir Rambe, Pahala Sinambela, Zuli Agner Lubis, Raja Patar Sinambela, Raja Tonggo Tua Sinambela dan Hotma Nainggolan.

Sedangkan dari Humbahas yakni Maddin Sihombing, Wakil Bupati Drs Marganti Manullang, Kadis Pertambangan dan Kehutanan Ir Darwin Lumbangaol MM, Kadis PU Ir Parlaungan Lumbantoruan, Kepala Bappeda Drs Gersom Manalu MSi, Kadis Perhubungan dan Pariwisata Drs Daendels Sihombing, Ketua Golkar Humbahas Charles Siregar, anggota DPRD Humbahas dari Fraksi Golkar Pdt Esra Sinaga SE dan Pantas Purba serta masyarakat lainnya.

Syarfi Hutauruk mengatakan, bahwa pelaksanaan mengenang 100 tahun wafatnya Sisingamangaraja XII harus diperingati di Humbahas sebagai kampung halaman dan tempat pertempurannya serta gugurnya di Humbahas. Peringatan itu diisi dengan seminar mengenai lintas sejarah perjuangan Sisingamangaraja XII dan opperete yang dijadwalkan awal Juni mendatang.

Peserta yang diundang adalah seluruh etnis marga, suku dan lainnya tanpa membeda-bedakan siapapun itu, karena Sisingamangaraja XII merupakan pahlawan nasional. Pelaksanaan ini bersifat nasional dan tidak ada unsur politiknya, bahkan yang tidak Batak pun harus diundang.

Panitia pusat termasuk keturunan marga Sinambela sudah berkumpul dan berkoordinasi di Jakarta, di mana TB Silalahi, Akbar Tanjung, Mahadi Sinambela, Agus Pakpahan, Martin Sirait dan lainnya sudah siap mendukung peringatan tersebut. Kepada masyarakat Syarfi mengatakan, bahwa di Baktiraja akan dibangun museum Sisingamangaraja, sekaligus pusat budaya Batak.

Namun, masih memikirkan lokasi peletakan batu pertama yang direncanakan oleh Presiden SBY. Kesempatan itu dan juga rombongan sempat masuk ke ruangan istana Sisingamangaraja XII dan minum bersama. Dalam pertemuan itu, Ibu Br Silaban mewakili masyarakat mengucapkan terima kasih kepada rombongan, semoga dalam pelaksanaan mengenang 100 tahun wafatnya Sisingamangaraja diberkati Tuhan.

Maddin Sihombing mengatakan, mengenang 100 tahun wafatnya Sisingamangaraja XII akan membuat dan mencetak buku sejarah perjuangan dan nantinya buku tersebut akan dibagikan kepada anak sekolah. Dengan tujuan supaya sejarah perjuangan Pahlawan Batak tersebut jangan terlupakan, bahkan akan dibuat menjadi kurikulum muatan lokal di setiap sekolah di Humbahas.

Kegiatan yang dilaksanakan adalah perlombaan gondang batak antar kecamatan, lomba pantun, lomba perahu dayung dan lainnya termasuk menciptakan lagu tentang Sisingamangaraja.

Selanjutnya, rombongan menuju "Aek Sipangolu" (air kehidupan) di Simangulampe Baktiraja yang konon menurut cerita bahwa air tersebut bisa menyembuhkan aneka ragam penyakit, antara lain penyakit kusta dan penyakit jiwa. Sampai sekarang keyakinan tentang kesakralan Aek Sipanolu masih tetap dipertahankan. Bahkan banyak orang yang berniat untuk menggapai cita-cita datang berkunjung ke tempat itu supaya niatnya terkabul.

Lokasi tersebut masih tetap dijaga dan dipelihara keasriannya. Syarfi Hutauruk, Hotma Nainggolan dan rombongan menyempatkan diri untuk cuci muka dan minum air kehidupan tersebut.

Robert Lumbangaol >> Global | Doloksanggul
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Ternyata Probosutedjo Anak Siantar

Anak Siantar dari Kemusuk


Membayangkan di Medan ada banyak perantauan Jawa, terutama orang-orang seasal dari desa Kemusuk, Yogyakarta, Probosutedjo pergi merantau ke Medan, menaiki kapal laut KPM Merak. Dengan modal uang hasil gaji dari Koperasi Kas Desa ditambah penjualan sepeda pemberian kakaknya, Soeharto, berikut tas kulit pemberian kakak iparnya Hardjoriyatmo berisi dua potong pakaian, dia menempuh perjalanan tiga hari dua malam bersama dua orang sahabatnya, yakni Redjo dan Sudjojo, keduanya sudah berkeluarga. Mendarat di Belawan 1 Mei 1951, bertepatan hari ulang tahunnya ke-21.

Probo sangat yakin, apabila tiba di Medan dan bertemu sesama kerabat, pastilah ia tak akan kelaparan. Setibanya di
pelabuhan Belawan, Probo dan dua sahabatnya berangkat menuju rumah kediaman salah seorang saudara Redjo, di desa Dolok Baturaja, Sinaksak, Pematang Siantar, sekitar 120 kilometer ke arah selatan kota Medan atau enam kilometer dari kota Pematang Siantar.


Probo lalu dipersilakan tinggal bersama di situ. Sampai tanggal 10 Mei 1951, dia hanya makan tidur, menganggur. Ia lalu teringat Pak Slamet, asal desa Kemusuk, yang diketahuinya tinggal di Bah Tanggur, Tangga Batu, Blimbingan, Kabupaten Simalungun. Ketika Probo bersama temannya pergi menuju Blimbingan, ia lalu menyaksikan hutan belantara.
Probosutedjo tetap senang. Satu-satunya pekerjaan yang tersedia di Blimbingan hanyalah di Panglong menjadi penebang kayu besar berdiameter 80 hingga 150 sentimeter. Lalu, Probo sesuai kondisi harus tinggal di Panglong itu, menumpang di tempat Pak Slamet, bangsal para penebang kayu.


Oleh Slamet dan isterinya, Probo dianggap sebagai anak karena suami isteri itu tidak punya anak dan juga tahu siapa Probo yang baru datang ke Bah Tongguran, Tangga Batu, Kabupaten Simalungun itu. Usia Pak Slamet ketika itu, kira-kira 40-an tahun. Probo bersama Slamet dan isterinya tinggal di Panglong (penggergajian kayu) di tengah hutan belantara. Anehnya Probo tidak pernah mengeluh.


Namun hanya 10 hari, tepatnya tanggal 20 Mei tinggal di situ, ia sudah mendapatkan pekerjaan. Kebetulan Kerani Panglong memperoleh pekerjaan di Pematang Siantar sehingga Probo ditawari menjadi Kerani di Panglong yang dipimpinan oleh Mandor Tahir asal dari Padang tetapi mahir berbahasa Jawa yang halus. Bukan main gembira dan penuh rasa syukurnya hati Probo.


Baru sebulan menjadi kerani panglong, pada suatu hari di akhir bulan Juni 1951, tiba-tiba datang berita baru yang sangat mengasyikkan. Sahabat Probo yang sama-sama berangkat merantau satu kapal ke Medan, Pak Sudjojo, yang baru pulang dari Serbelawan, memberitahu telah bertemu dengan Pak Sukardji, seorang pendiri dan pemilik sekolah. Pak Sukardji mengatakan kepada Sudjojo, SMP Perguruan Kita di Serbelawan membutuhkan seorang guru. Saat itu Sudjojo, sudah mendesak Sukardji agar Probo bisa mengisi lowongan guru tersebut. Nah, giliran ketemu Probo, Sudjojo mendorong agar sahabatnya itu bersedia melamar sebagai guru.


Probo tak segera mengiyakan. Dia ragu sebab dia hanya sampai kelas dua SMEA. Tetapi Sudjojo terus mendorongnya. Sebab ketika itu orang mengecap pendidikan sampai kelas dua SLTA masih sangat langka. Akhirnya Probo bersedia mengikuti tes guru. Setelah dites mengajar, Probo menyadari peluangnya diterima menjadi guru sangatlah kecil. Lalu dia meminta agar diberi kesempatan tes mengajar langsung di depan kelas.


Permintaannya dipenuhi. Saat tampil di depan kelas, semua murid terpana menyaksikan bagaimana Probo mengajar. Mereka tertarik dan meluluskan Probo. Terhitung sejak Juli 1951, Probo menjadi guru di SMP Perguruan Kita, Serbelawan, Pematang Siantar, Simalungun.


Lalu pada hari ulang tahun Kemerdekaan RI 17 Agustus 1951, Probo telah memimpin siswa ziarah ke makam para pahlawan/pejuang yang wafat bertempur melawan penjajah (Belanda) di Bandar Laras, sekitar tiga kilometer dari Serbelawan ke arah bandar Betsi dan Pematang Bandar.

Guru SMP Progresif
Probo sama sekali tak pernah membayangkan akan menjadi guru. Hingga di usia senjanya, ia tetap merasakan aneh dan kaget, koq bisa-bisanya menjadi guru. Apalagi bila mengenang saat-saat pertama kali mengajar. Ia lalu menganggap, menjadi guru adalah jalan pemberian Tuhan.


Pedoman Probo sebagai guru sederhana. Bahwa guru itu harus digugu (dipercaya) dan ditiru (diteladani). Sedangkan dalam keseharian hidup, sebagai orang Jawa, Probo merasa hanya bertindak sebagai wayang saja dan ngelakoni semeleh.
Tak lama, pada tahun berikutnya sebagai guru, jumlah murid di SMP Perguruan Kita, tempatnya mengajar, bertambah banyak saja. Pada tahun kedua, SMP Perguruan Kita menambah lagi dua guru yakni Sayono dan Kasirun Saragih. Karena jumlah murid makin banyak hampir mencapai 1.000 murid dengan uang sekolah pada waktu itu Rp 200.


Kesibukan Probo sebagai guru bertambah pula. Ia dipercaya mengajar semua mata pelajaran. Lalu terbersit dalam pikirannya sudah saatnya meminta kenaikan gaji. Ketika itu dia menerima gaji Rp 150 perbulan, sebelum dipotong Rp 75 untuk biaya sewa kamar dan makan di rumah sang pemilik sekolah, Pak Sukardi.


Namun pemilik sekolah tak mengabulkan, dengan alasan yang tidak jelas menunda sementara permintaan Probo. Probo mendesak meminta ketegasan. Permintaan akhirnya dikabulkan walau tak sesuai harapan. Probo kemudian mencari jalan keluar lain megatasi kesulitan hidup, hingga muncullah gagasan mendirikan sekolah sendiri.


Probo, bersama tiga orang sahabat sesama guru sepakat keluar dan mendirikan sekolah sendiri, tahun 1953. Mereka mendirikan SMP Nasional, yang kemudian berubah menjadi SMP Progresif, berlokasi di daerah Serbelawan, Simalungun, sekitar 12 kilometer arah utara Pematang Siantar. Probo menjadi kepala sekolah.


Kemudian, Probo mengirim surat kepada kakaknya, Letkol Soeharto, Komandan Resimen di Surakarta, untuk meminta bantuan. Tetapi Soeharto malah hanya memberi saran. Jika ingin membangun sekolah sebaiknya mengumpulkan dana dari masyarakat. Probo awalnya kecewa. Namun memang tiada jalan lain selain yang disarankan Soeharto. Probo harus berusaha keras menarik simpati murid dan orangtua murid, demikian pula anggota masyarakat lainnya, yakni dengan menujukkan keteladanan, rasa percaya diri yang tinggi, citra diri sebagai pendiri sekolah, serta sebagai kepala sekolah, yang bisa ditunjukkan dengan kerja keras.


Keteladanan, misalnya, sikap Probo sebagai guru dan kepala sekolah yang berdisiplin tinggi dan tepat waktu. Probo membiasakan diri sudah tiba di sekolah sebelum yang lain datang, sebaliknya, ia tak akan pulang ke rumah jika masih ada guru yang lain berada dan bekerja di sekolah. Ia juga membina terus-menerus sopan santun dan pergaulan di lingkungan sekolah dan masyarakat.


Akhirnya citra sekolahnya makin baik. Murid pun bertambah banyak. Setelah itu, Probo mengusulkan agar sekolahnya dinegerikan. Dengan menjadi sekolah negeri, Probo berharap akan makin banyak anggota masyarakat yang dapat menikmati pendidikan dengan biaya terjangkau.


Kendati Probo terpaksa harus membayar mahal idealismenya itu, bahkan menjadi martir di atas keberhasilannya. Ia tak menghiraukan saran dan peringatan teman-temannya, agar SMP Progresif tidak dinegerikan. Sebab setelah menjadi sekolah negeri, ia tidak lagi diperkenankan menjadi guru, apalagi sebagai kepala sekolah. Sebab sesuai syarat administratif sekolah negeri, guru-gurunya harus mempunyai ijazah SGA. Padahal, Probo hanyalah lulusan kelas 2 SMEA. Probo rela ‘terbuang’ dari sekolah yang didirikannya.


Namun Probo berpikiran lain, dia rela dan tetap bangga dan tak sedikit pun menyesal. Bahkan menganggapnya sebagai kehormatan saat sekolah yang didirikannya diterima pemerintah menjadi sekolah negeri. Probo rela, melakukan semua itu demi anak-anak bangsa agar mereka mendapat pendidikan yang layak, murah dan terjangkau. Mencintai anak-anak bangsa sudah merupakan kepuasan tersendiri bagi Probo. Yaitu, kepuasan batin karena dapat menolong anak-anak miskin menjadi lebih maju dalam pendidikan.

Beralih ke Taman Siswa
Setelah meninggalkan SMP Progresif, sebuah kehormatan dan hadiah awal dalam perjalanan hidupnya yang masih panjang, lalu ia mengajar di Perguruan Taman Siswa, Pematang Siantar. Di perguruan ini, dia mengabdi dari 1957 sampai 1963.


Dia menyandarkan seluruh hidupnya sebagai guru, dengan gaji sangat minim. Probo menjalaninya dengan senang hati dan penuh rasa syukur. Sedikit sisa gajinya ia belanjakan membeli buku-buku, khususnya buku sejarah, untuk menambah pengetahuan. Probo, kemudian menyempatkan diri belajar dan mengikuti ujian extrani SGA dan lulus, kemudian mengikuti belajar tertulis B1 Sejarah.


Saat itu, Probo yang masih lajang tinggal di sebuah kamar yang dapat ditempati oleh tiga orang, milik Pak Sukasman. Dia menumpahkan hampir seluruh tenaga dan waktunya untuk mengajar di berbagai sekolah. Pagi hari pukul 07.00-13.00 mengajar di SMP Taman Dewasa, pukul 14.00-18.00 mengajar di SMA Taman Siswa, lalu pukul 19.00-21.00 mengajar di sebuah sekolah China. Di SMP Taman Dewasa, Probo juga mengajar Ilmu Pasti Alam, Aljabar dan Ilmu Ukur, hasil belajar secara otodidak.

Menemukan Istri yang Kuat
Selama 12 tahun merantau ada banyak pahit getir dan kenangan manis yang dia alami. Terlebih, sebagai anak lajang, adalah jamak manakala muncul godaan asmara. Saling jatuh hati lalu berpisah lagi. Untunglah Probo mengelola pergulatan asmaranya berjalan biasa saja mengalir seperti air. Probo mengendalikan diri untuk tidak sampai jatuh hati, apalagi patah hati.


Sampai kemudian, dia berkenalan dengan Ratmani, seorang guru lulusan SGA. Pada awalnya juga mengalir biasa saja. Pertemuan demi pertemuanlah yang akhirnya membuat Probo merasakan ada sebuah guncangan baru, sebab setiap berjumpa ada saja sesuatu yang istimewa terasakan.


Setelah meminta bantuan teman-teman guru untuk menyertai, Probo akhirnya memberanikan diri melamar Ratmini sebagai istri. Mereka menikah pada 11 Juni 1961, tanpa seorang pun saudara Probo menghadirinya. Probo hanya mengirim undangan melalui surat kepada sudara-saudara di Jawa, meminta doa restu, termasuk kepada kakaknya Soeharto yang sudah bermukim di Jakarta.


Pasangan Probosutedjo-Ratmani dikaruniai enam orang anak, yakni Dinarti, Septanto, Rita, Wati, Rani dan Priasto. Bagi Probo, Ratmani tak sebatas sebagai isteri dan ibu dari kelima anaknya, melainkan lebih dari itu. Bagi Probo, istrinya adalah manusia yang kuat, penuh pengertian, dan berani berkorban.
Pada diri Ratmani, Probo menemukan pendamping yang kuat, dan sesuai dengan pitutur leluhur yakni bibit, bebet, dan bobot.



Artinya, istrinya berasal dari ketururunan orang yang baik (bibit), pendidikannya tidak terlau rendah (bobot), dan bisa mendatangkan keturunan yang baik pula (bebet). Sebagai pendamping, Probo menaruh hormat dan menghargai Ratmani. Ratmani bisa diajak berpikir maju dan bergandengan tangan dengan suami menyongsong masa depan.


Probo sering meninggalkan Ratmani hingga berbulan-bulan, tatkala mulai terjun ke kancah bisnis. Bahkan kelahiran anak kedua, Septanto, sudah tak lagi ditunggui Probo. Ada perasaan bersalah terhadap istrinya, namun itu harus dilakukan demi masa depan keluarga dengan kerja keras.


Ketika memutuskan terjun menjadi pedagang, sejak tahun 1963, Probo seringkali berada di Jakarta menjadi kepala perwakilan sebuah perusahaan asal Medan, di Jakarta. Risikonya, Ratmani harus membesarkan dan mengatasi anak tanpa ada yang membantu. Uang yang mereka miliki ketika itu masih pas-pasan dari gaji seorang guru SD tak mungkin mampu membayar pembantu.

Sumut Kawah Candradimuka
Probo merasakan kehormatan mendapatkan jodoh di perantauan, berumah tangga, mempunyai keturunan, sehingga lengkaplah rasanya sebagai manusia. Selama 12 tahun merantau, Probo berhasil membangun dan memiliki hubungan batin yang sangat erat dengan masyarakat di perantauan. Sumatera Utara telah menjadi tanah kelahiran kedua bagi Probo, setelah desa Kemusuk di Yogyakarta.


Bahkan, Sumatera Utara adalah ibarat “kawah candradimuka” bagi Probo, sebab di sana dan dari sanalah ia mempersiapkan masa depan. Ia memiliki kekayaan batin sebagai guru di Sumatera Utara, inspirasi bakatnya sebagai pedagang juga muncul di Sumatera Utara.


Budaya Sumatera Utara malah sangat menarik perhatiannya. Banyak lagu kenangan dari daerah Tapanuli yang disenangi dan dihafalnya, karena lirik dan irama lagu itu selalu gembira dan penuh nasihat.


Kesadaran sebagai kepala rumah-tangga, yang harus bertanggungjawab menafkahi istri dan anak-anak, itulah yang mendorong Probo untuk meninggalkan Pematang Siantar, menjadi pedagang, pebisnis hingga menjadi konglomerat di kota Jakarta. Namun dia tak pernah melupakan jati diri yang mencintai rakyat kebanyakan. Karenanya, ia juga aktif di berbagai bidang sosial, pendidikan, keagamaan dan di sejumlah ladang pengabdian lainnya.
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