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.

January 17, 2019
Career Opportunities

As Director – International Alert Europe, you will help the global International Alert family grow our presence, impact and influence as an expert in peacebuilding – an organization that not only builds evidence for what works and conducts effective advocacy but makes a real difference on the ground in fragile and conflict-hit places, while heading up International Alert Europe, established as Stichting International Alert in The Hague, strengthening our influence and partnerships with key European institutions and peacebuilding supporters, including in the Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and France. The Director will also represent International Alert with European Union institutions based in Brussels, serving as a member of International Alert’s global executive leadership.

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

AfP is a participating organization for The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a salary for recent college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows work on AfP’s Policy & Advocacy team. For further information, and to apply please visit www.scoville.org.

The Scoville Application is now open! Follow the link here to apply by February 7, 2020.

AfP seeks a dynamic and ambitious Associate for Policy and Communications to elevate AfP’s policy outreach and public communications among relevant U.S. and global decision-makers, while also leading AfP’s Congressional advocacy and education and supporting Executive Branch and global network engagement. S/he will strengthen the unity and effectiveness of the peacebuilding community’s policy voice by building strong and active relationships with policymakers and civil society allies. The Associate reports to the AfP Vice President.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

Thought Partnerships is currently seeking a  Program Coordinator who will help design and implement work across multiple aspects of the organization’s programming including: supporting local networks, enhancing the engagement of our virtual global community, contributing to our Working Groups and actively participating in other aspects of organizational development and program enhancement. The organization is seeking candidates with international peacebuilding experience who also wants to apply that knowledge in the US as well as in international contexts.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

The Berghof Foundation is seeking a (Freelance) Project Manager for our project “Strengthening the Ethiopian Transition and Reform Process.” This is a full-time assignment that will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, starting as soon as possible. This project seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the Ethiopian transition and reform process by supporting our Ethiopian partners through creating spaces for dialogue and peer-learning on key aspects of the Ethiopian reform agenda.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

The documents necessary for application can be found here.

FCNL Young Fellows work with key staff members to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. The program is full-time and paid a salary at the DC living wage standard plus benefits. Fellows work under the title “Program Assistant” and work directly with FCNL staff, gaining first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the organizing and communications work that is necessary for policy change. Young Fellows work full-time through the end of July. The Young Fellows Program is designed to offer all program assistants the opportunity to learn more about all of our issues, to gain career development advice and to acquire other skills that will serve them in the future.

Learn more about the position here.

Peace and Security Funders Group fellowship program is now open. This is a 10-week, part-time, paid position based in the Washington, D.C. office. Peace and Security Funders Group aims to hire an undergraduate student or early-career candidate with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a keen interest in peace, national/international security, and/or philanthropy. Fellows can expect to gain an understanding of what it means to work in philanthropy and the various paths into this sector, the skills it takes to thrive in this career, and the various opportunities available around issues of peacebuilding and security. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide professional development and increase the opportunity for underrepresented communities in peace and security philanthropy, ultimately increasing diversity and inclusion in the peace, security, and philanthropy sectors.

Learn more about the position here.

The School of Peace and Conflict Studies (SPCS) at Kent State University invites applications for an Open Rank position beginning in August 2020.

We seek applicants whose research examines the intersection of peace, conflict, and development, broadly considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on environmental conflict, sustainability, and conflicts connected to climate change, but are open to a broader perspective on the interrelationship between peace, conflict and development. This includes (but is not limited to): the relationship between licit or illicit political economies and dynamics of peace and conflict; the interaction between governance (local, regional or global) and peace, conflict and development; the political economy of aid; the role of gender in peace, conflict and development; and the intersection between health, human security and development. This is an Open Rank position, but we are particularly interested in candidates at the advanced Assistant or Associate Level.

Learn more about the position here.

International Alert (Alert) is looking for a dynamic leader for the post of Head of Natural Resource Management and Climate Change on a 12-month maternity leave cover. The successful candidate will provide hands-on leadership and advice to colleagues and external collaborators on natural resource management (NRM) and climate change (CC) adaptation and resilience as they link to peacebuilding and security. They will lead and support the development, implementation and growth of Alert’s programming on these issues including influencing the policy and practice of others.

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

Alert is looking for a professional 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, who 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join Alert’s Peacebuilding Advisory Unit (PAU) with a proven track resource in providing sound financial and administrative practices and management throughout the project cycle. The post holder ensures that the financial and administrative systems and procedures are of high quality and compliant with requirements of Alert, donors and law for the programmes and budgets in their specific portfolio.

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

International Alert (Alert) is looking for an experienced Programme Manager who is fluent in French for its MALI programme. You will be responsible for overseeing Alert portfolio of projects in Mali and lead the development of new peacebuilding programme initiatives. You will oversee effective project management and will ensure coordination and synergy across individual projects, contributing to maximising the overall impact of Alert’s work in Mali. You will ensure that Alert’s contribution to peacebuilding in the Mali is strengthened, by taking responsibility for sound management of a portfolio of projects, by developing cross-programme learning and coordination, by providing quality control and support for M&E and by supporting relationship building and visibility for the programme. You will work closely with the Country Director to lead the development of new projects, contribute to the identification of new partners and lead on raising funds. You will work closely with Alert’s Africa Programme (AP) and with other Alert departments, taking an active role in broader regional strategy and cross-programmatic activities.

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

The George Mason University Center for Peacemaking Practice, within the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (SCAR), invites applications for a two year Post-Doctoral Researcher to do innovative research on what kind of work and in what kind of situations are most effective to prevent or stop violent conflict. We seek creative research that will provide practitioners and donors actionable guidance on what they can do to effectively support peace. The Post-Doc is expected to research and clearly communicate practical insights on effective ways of preventing violent conflict and promoting peace today.

Learn more about the position here.

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) has built a reputation over two decades for its work on the links between politics, security, justice, and sustainable development. Our core mission is to enhance international responses on the countries and issues most important to conflict prevention and recovery, through direct and regular engagement with multilateral institutions and the wider policy community.

In 2019-20, CIC will support: (i) the Secretary-General’s reforms of the United Nations; (ii) the UN’s priorities for conflict prevention and sustaining peace; (iii) the new way of working between humanitarian, development, and peace actors at country level; and (iv) the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, as they implement the 2030 Agenda targets for SDG16+. CIC also supports country-level programs for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and for Afghanistan.

The Program Officer/Researcher will work in the Peace and Security program, which aims to strengthen nationally owned approaches to prevention and to support innovation in the UN’s approaches to peace operations.

Learn more about the position here.

The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting efforts for achieving sustainable peace through conflict transformation research, dialogue and mediation and peace education. Based in Germany, the NGO is run by a diverse team with staff from several countries and maintains working relations with partners around the globe.

The Berghof Foundation is seeking a Project Manger. This is a full-time position based in Nicaragua.  Learn more about the position here.

The Karuna Center is pleased to announce a position opening for Program Manager at our headquarters located in Amherst, MA, USA. The Program Manager is a full-time staff position that plays an important role in the overall management of our programs both internationally and domestically.

Learn more about the position here.

The next CEO will lead The Carter Center forward in ways that make the greatest possible difference. Building on the significant progress made by previous CEOs, Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO since 2014, has continued to strengthen the Center internally and externally and prepare it for the next phase of contribution. Amb. Peters has announced plans to retire during 2020, and to support the CEO transition. The CEO will bring executive leadership, strategic acumen and ideas to propel the Center forward while embracing the timeless principles of the founders. The CEO’s leadership will engender renewed bold, clear direction.

Learn more about the position here.

The Events and Marketing Specialist is expected to help in boosting GFP revenue generations work to ensure high volume of bookings and increase the occupancy of GFP premises to the highest target possible and efficient GFP facilities booking. The position holder will act as a key focal point with potential customers, suppliers and clients to achieve previously agreed specific target.

Learn more and apply here.

The International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program (IPCR) at the American University School of International Service (SIS) is hiring adjunct instructors to teach courses in the spring 2020 semester.

View the job posting here.

The Senior Program Manager/Peace & Conflict Technical Expert is a leader within the organization who provides programmatic and technical oversight of a complex, dynamic portfolio currently focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The role interfaces with key members of the Partners Network, supporting their operations, strategic growth and organizational health. The SPM contributes to the design and implementation of PartnersGlobal’s Peace & Conflict programming by: developing project proposals; providing technical expertise and thought leadership; building partnerships with local and global organizations; and ensuring effective communications with donors. Learn more about the role here.

Internship Opportunities

Consultancies, Workshops, and Other Opportunities

The Peace in our Cities Campaign is a new global initiative dedicating to build a movement of people, cities, and partners to halve and transform urban violence by 2030. The Peace in Our Cities campaign seeks to create platforms for progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16+, with an initial focus on SDG16.1 (to significantly reduce all forms of violence & related death rates everywhere). The campaign currently includes 14 cities and 10 global partners representing over 20 million people worldwide. It is co-facilitated by the Pathfinders Initiative for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at New York University’s Center for International Cooperation; Impact:Peace at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the Kroc School, University of San Diego; and +Peace, a collective action campaign platform of peacebuilding organizations housed at the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

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.


  • “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.”

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a position of Conflict Sensitivity & Peace Measurement Consultant. This post will involve travel to the field as required.

WFP is well known for its ability to deliver food assistance rapidly to people in need. In order to respond effectively in the challenging contexts in which WFP operates, staff require sound knowledge of the fundamentals of emergency and transition programming, as well as skills in specialized areas. The Emergencies and Transitions Unit (OSZPH) has been charged with leading efforts related to programming in emergencies and transitions out of conflict, including the integration of conflict sensitivity. In this regard, WFP is looking to hire a Conflict Sensitivity & Peace Measurement Consultant to strengthen the contribution of its programming to improving the prospects for peace, and to develop metrics to measure that contribution.

For more information, click here.