Opportunity Board

This page is reserved to highlight external career and professional peacebuilding opportunities geared towards individuals. To share an opportunity on this board, please contact Stephanie Budaker at stephanie@allianceforpeacebuilding.org.

February 25, 2020
Career Opportunities

The Programme Policy Officer (Conflict Sensitivity) consultant will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of Programme. This post will be based in Baghdad, Iraq and require a willingness to travel on mission and at short notice to challenging environments.  The duration of this contract is approximately 11 months.

As primary focal point, the consultant will lead and coordinate the implementation of the 2030 Fund project in the Iraq Country Office. This encompasses both planning of analysis layers to identify target communities during the first phase of the project, as well as conceptual planning and implementation of conflict-sensitive livelihood programme field tests both in urban and rural settings during the second phase of the project.

Learn more here.

PartnersGlobal is committed to fostering a vibrant learning and professional development atmosphere. We provide mentorship and hands-on support to develop new skillsets and relevant experiences for those interested in the fields of international development and conflict resolution. We are looking for an energetic Partners Support Fellow with a demonstrated interest, work experience, and/or academic background in the MENA region, particularly Yemen, and/or human rights, conflict studies, or international development.  The YES fellow will support to review, organize, and analyze sensitive datasets to support the production of accurate, change-driving reports for MENA team programming.

Throughout the 7 month period, the YES fellow will directly contribute to a US-government funded development assistance grant. The selected fellow will help the MENA team produce a report that depicts an accurate image of the Yemeni conflict over a three year period based on a detailed analysis of qualitative data. Due to the sensitive nature of this project, full details about the position will be provided during the final interview stage.

Learn more here.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join Alert’s Africa Programme.

With a proven ability in programme and project design and a talent for logical thinking, which supports the translation of complex ideas into fundable project proposals, you will be skilled at leading and facilitating a team through the conceptual idea development to proposal submission. You will have a track record of projects successfully designed and funded, and you will pursue new business opportunities with an entrepreneurial spirit and determination.

For more details and information on how to apply please click HERE. The deadline for this vacancy is 12 March 2020, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly organised Executive or Personal Assistant, with a talent for building strong working relationships to provide critical and comprehensive support to International Alert’s (Alert) Chief Executive Officer (CEO). They will play a key role in coordinating Alert’s governance bodies and ensuring compliance, as well as supporting the wider Executive Team and Board of Trustees, as well as running efficient global stakeholder meetings.

For more details and information on how to apply please click HERE. The deadline for this vacancy is 8 March 2020, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ShelterBox is a leading global nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of shelter and lifesaving supplies when natural disaster or political conflict devastates a region. From Syria, to Somaliland, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Lake Chad Basin, and beyond, in 2019 ShelterBox provided shelter to more than 145,000 people who were left homeless from disaster and conflict situations. ShelterBox has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a platinum status in GuideStar, was nominated for the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and is the official project partner of Rotary International in disaster relief.

ShelterBox USA is looking for a dynamic and strategy-minded Foundation Relations Manager who will partner with SBUSA’s Director of Foundation Relations. This position is responsible for growing and sustaining funding from foundations to support the global mission of providing emergency shelter and essential supplies to communities devastated by disaster or conflict situations.

The Manager is responsible for facilitating the entire fundraising cycle including identifying, soliciting, stewarding, growing and renewing foundation gifts to support ShelterBox USA’s mission. This includes but is not limited to prospect, donor, grant, and report research; foundation grant and report writing, foundation data management and analysis, and strategic planning.

Learn more here.

This position is based in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs (DCHA), in the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM).  DCHA/CMM provides technical advice and analysis that respond to the causes and consequences of conflict, fragility and violence to all parts of the Agency, other USG departments and agencies and international partners including other donors and civil society, with the objective of maximizing the effectiveness of conflict-sensitive development programs in this critical area.

The Data Scientist is responsible for working with subject matter experts on conflict and violence and with other data scientists in USAID to support and enhance CMM’s capacity to provide early warning of conflict and violence, diagnose instability and fragility, and to integrate data and analysis into decision making. This position will require coordinating conflict and violence early warning data with other Agency metrics, such as the Journey to Self Reliance.

Learn more here.

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 130 peace and development leaders are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world. The application deadline is May 31. Learn more here.

Know someone who might be a great candidate? Include their name and email in our referral form and we’ll be sure to follow-up with them!

Women In International Security (WIIS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is the premier global network dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of national and international peace and security. At the intersection of the policy and academic communities, WIIS (pronounced ‘wise’) sponsors leadership training and capacity building programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS supports both academic research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical national and international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security. WIIS provides mentoring and network opportunities to young scholars seeking to advance their gender and security- related research within, and outside of, the academic community. The organization has over 30 chapters and affiliates in the United States and around the world. As a 501(c)3 we are engaged in education—not political advocacy or lobbying.

WIIS is looking for an entrepreneurial individual that can move the organization to the next level. We would like to see candidates who are enthusiastic to promote the WIIS mission and help WIIS consolidate its position as a leader in advancing the gender equality and gender and security agenda forward in the US and globally. We are particularly interested in developing our research agenda and educational engagement agenda. In addition, the WIIS Executive Director will have main responsibilities for fundraising.

For more details and information on how to apply please click here.

The Chief Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer leads the Center’s efforts to catalyze learning and innovation across the Center’s programs and functions (both at headquarters and in the field) in line with the Center’s strategic priorities. The Officer is responsible for setting overall program monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) strategy and ensuring successful implementation in close coordination with leadership. The Officer is responsible for guiding the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies into existing and future efforts enhancing accountability, effectiveness, and impact. The Officer provides guidance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice Presidents and is a member of the leadership team. The Officer reports to the CEO of The Carter Center.  This position is full-time and based in Atlanta, GA, USA.  International travel is required.

For more details and information on how to apply please click here.

ORB provides data collection for monitoring and evaluation efforts in complex environments. Our primary focus is quantitative and qualitative social and political research including the topics of counter-violent extremism, governance, and working with vulnerable populations. We specialize in nationally-representative surveys and quasi-experimental designs for evaluation research.

ORB International wishes to hire at the Research Manager level.  We seek a proactive, self-motivated individual to help us serve our growing portfolio of clients.  This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious detailed-oriented person with a strong interest in research in an international setting, with experience in delivering research products, managing junior staff, and executing MEL projects.

For more details and information on how to apply please click here.

ORB provides data collection for monitoring and evaluation efforts in complex environments. Our primary focus is quantitative and qualitative social and political research including the topics of counter-violent extremism, governance, and working with vulnerable populations. We specialize in nationally-representative surveys and quasi-experimental designs for evaluation research.

ORB International wishes to hire at the MEL Specialist level.  We seek a proactive, self-motivated individual to help us serve our growing portfolio of clients.  This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious detailed-oriented person with a strong interest in research in an international setting, with experience in executing MEL projects, delivering research products, and providing technical assistance and expertise.

For more details and information on how to apply please click here.


Internship Opportunities

STAND:  is looking for 10-12 dedicated young people to serve on the remote, volunteer Managing Committee for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The Managing Committee is comprised of STAND’s highest level activists, who oversee issue-based Action Committees, develop national campaigns and programming, and run our outreach efforts. This position is the equivalent of a part-time internship and requires a time commitment of 10 hours per week.

Find more information and apply here. The application closes on March 29.


Consultancies, Workshops, and Other Opportunities

The objective for this assignment is to review, analyze, and code sensitive, qualitative datasets to support the production of accurate, change-driving reporting about the conflict in Yemen. The Data Analyst should be able to review and analyze qualitative data and code the data accurately using qualitative data analysis software (Dedoose). The Data Analyst will be expected to identify problematic areas and/or gaps in the data and report them to his/her supervisor. The consultancy will take place between March 1 and June 30, 2020, for up to 30 days. Due to the sensitive nature of this project, full details about the position will be provided during the final interview stage.

Learn more here.

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is one of seven Regional Master’s Programmes organised by the Global Campus of Human Rights – a unique network of more than one hundred universities around the world seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research. It was created with the support of the European Union and 41 participating universities from all the EU member states

EMA is both a residential and an exchange programme: the first semester from September 2020 to January 2021 is organised at the Global Campus of Human Rights premises in Venice and the second semester from February to July 2021 takes place in one of the EMA participating universities within the member states of the European Union.

Students are taught by leading academics representing the EMA universities, experts and representatives of international organisations and NGOs while studying in a multicultural environment. The curriculum prepares participants for working in national, international, governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as research institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

If you have further questions, download the brochure or visit EMA here.

Women Enabled International (WEI) seeks two Consultant legal experts, one expert in the Inter-American Human Rights System and another expert in the African Human Rights system, to undertake a comprehensive review of two draft publications intended to promote and facilitate effective legal advocacy on issues bearing on the rights and lived experiences of women and girls with disabilities in the Americas and in Africa.

WEI is developing an Inter-American Human Rights System Toolkit and an African Human Rights System Toolkit, each to empower women with disabilities, organizations working on their behalf, and human rights advocates to understand and effectively engage with the Inter-American human rights system mechanisms and the African human rights system mechanisms.  The Consultants’ assignments will be to conduct an independent and meticulous review of the draft Toolkits for each of these systems, bringing to bear legal acumen, understanding of pertinent human rights standards and mechanisms, and an intersectional women’s rights and disability rights lens to ensure the highest quality resource that is both accurate and nuanced and which is user-friendly for use by advocates on the ground, many of whom are not lawyers.

For more details on these two consulting opportunities, qualifications and the application process for each Toolkit, please visit the links here and here.

Join us at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in June! We offer 5-day intensive courses that are available for professional development, personal inspiration, or academic credit. This year’s courses will take place June 8-12, and June 15-19, 2020 and course topics such as Indigenous politics and land, leadership in polarized environments, active bystander training, religion and violence, Indigenous graphic novels and reconciliation, and trauma and healing. CSOP is a learning community of diverse peacebuilders who come together to learn, network and engage in peacebuilding. It is a great opportunity for peacebuilders from all faiths, countries and identity groups. Everyone is welcome!

Find more information about registration, course descriptions, and other peace resources at our website: http://csop.cmu.ca.

MPI is now accepting applications for the training! Visit our website at www.mpiasia.net for more information about the Annual Peacebuilding Training and for the online application.
An Early-Bird Discount of 7% will be applied to applicants who will submit their application on or before March 1, 2020. The deadline for the receipt of regular applications is April 1, 2020.

For MPI 2020, we are offering three new courses – Peace Education as a Peacebuilding Process in Week 1, Cultivating Environmental Peace in Week 2 and Community-Based Conflict Transformation: Experiences and Practices of Grassroots Peacebuilding in Mindanao (Field-Based Course) in Week 3.

If you have questions/clarifications, please email apply@mpiasia.net or call +63-82-295-3776.

We hope to see you here!

Do you have a complex conservation challenge? Is social conflict complicating or impeding your efforts to create positive change or achieve conservation goals? To understand and address these issues, the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace) pioneered the use of Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT), a positive process by which complex, multilayered conflicts are transformed into opportunities to both engage in the presenting problem and meet deeper needs. Join us for a collaborative-learning workshop to explore how CCT is applicable to your conservation challenge and why addressing the deep-rooted, underlying issues of social conflicts around wildlife and conservation issues may be critical to creating a path toward lasting solutions!

The workshop takes place October 5-9, 2020 at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC.

Registration and details are available here.

Testimonials:

  • “This is the best investment I have ever made in conservation and my career!”
  • “This is the most amazing course I have ever done…I cannot recommend it enough. It revolutionizes community work.”
  • “What a great experience! I feel privileged to have been able to attend this workshop, which has positively and permanently changed the way I will work with people and deal with conflicts. I don’t remember the last time I was so interested and excited to learn. The process design helped to create a trusting environment between the participants. Both the content and the execution of the workshop was way beyond what I had expected coming into it.”
  • “Francine Madden and CCT rocked my world! I came away feeling like I GET IT!”
  • “The CPeace conservation conflict transformation workshop has truly changed my perception of conflict. I now feel empowered in these conflict situations, whereas before I felt frustrated and overwhelmed. With this training, I now have the tools and confidence to meet my conservation goals.”