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 Adam Wolf at adam@allianceforpeacebuilding.org.

February 14th
Career Opportunities

The minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST) and Brandeis University’s International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life (The Center) invite applications for a full-time 9-month position to provide intellectual leadership for our dynamic interdisciplinary minor and to serve as Assistant Director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, housed in The Center.

Learn more about the position here.

The principal duty of the EU Advocacy and Campaigns Associate is to work with the EU Director to implement Crisis Action’s unique advocacy and campaigning model, including support for engagements with NGOs and policymakers at the EU institutions and in member states.

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Relief International (RI) is currently recruiting an Education Project Manager to work on an exciting new Education in Emergencies (EiE) project in Pakistan.  The position is contingent upon award of funds. Reporting to the Country Director, the position will be responsible leading a 16 month EiE project that aims to increase the enrollment of school-age Afghan children and improving the retention of children already enrolled in school, with a particular emphasis on girls. The proposed Action will be implemented in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

Learn more about the position here.

The Resident Program Director (RPD) for Macedonia is responsible for designing and implementing a strategy for IRI programs in the country, including identifying new sources of funding and areas of programming. The RPD manages budgets and personnel and is responsible for compliance with local laws and laws/regulations governing current funding. RPD is responsible for long-range and annual plans for the country program, identifies key players and partners in IRI programs and develops strategies covering a variety of programmatic areas, such as improving the quality of candidates running for parliament and capacity building for newly elected officials. RPD also mentors local staff in program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development and knowledge management in their country of assignment.

Learn more about the position here.

International Alert is looking for an exceptional candidate to join their dynamic Lebanon programme team to manage and oversee Alert’s peacebuilding portfolio in Lebanon.

International Alert is looking for a candidate who has significant experience in managing development, peacebuilding or similar projects in Lebanon and who is a strategic thinker with excellent people management skills. Technical peacebuilding skills in areas such as conflict sensitivity, monitoring and evaluation, training and research are a strong asset. You will be a proactive, delivery-focused problem solver, with excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills.

Learn more about the position here.

HIAS seeks a Community Engagement Director for the Western region to educate, organize and mobilize Jewish individuals and communities in HIAS’ work with refugees and asylum seekers. Through advocacy and direct action opportunities, educational programs, direct service and tzedakah, the Western Region Community Engagement Director will deepen and grow HIAS’ constituency of Jews in the region, focusing on local congregations, individuals, and Jewish organizations.

Learn more about the position here.

Humanity United is currently accepting applications for the role of Manager/Senior Manager, Human Trafficking and Labor Migration to perform the following:

  • Ensuring high quality programs and initiatives are built, identified and funded to achieve HU’s intended impact.
  • Managing program strategy and learning to achieve HU’s intended impact using a complex systems practice, including the development and use of systems maps, theories of change, and other internal strategy processes.
  • Managing an Investment Manager who oversees key aspects of the strategy.
  • Managing partner relationships, identifying new partners and overseeing implementation and reporting of grants and initiatives. This includes frequent collaboration with HU’s partners who include UN agencies, senior government officials, multinational corporate representatives, major international institutions, grassroots groups and workers groups.

Learn more about the position here.

Humanity United is currently accepting applications for the role of Policy Associate to perform the following:

  • Support the team in the development and maintenance of program administration and communication systems and files, records, and other information retrieval systems, as necessary; handle team’s knowledge management on Box/intranet.
  • Manage information that comes into the team, such as conference materials, reports, correspondence, other documents, and file, copy, and distribute as needed.
  • Support the team in editing and formatting of internal and external presentations, written materials, and web content.

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Peace Direct is looking for a dynamic and experienced Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer to help increase the impact of their work, by working within their Programme Development team to identify, apply and steward all their trust and foundation donors. This is an ideal role for someone with a passion for fundraising in international development who has been working in this field for a few years and is keen to progress to a more senior role.

Learn more about the position here.

The Better Aid Learning Adviser role has been created to lead on the Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility’s (CSRF) approach to this expanded learning agenda. The Advisor will work closely with the Juba-based team and the CSRF consortium to link the learning agenda with the other elements of programming, including research, analysis, outreach, and capacity-building.

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The post-holder wil be responsible for the successful delivery and expansion of our South Sudan programme of work on community security, community policing and peacebuilding in Malakal

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The Executive Director of IEP Americas will report to the Executive Chairman and will be responsible for the development of the Institute for Economics and Peace in North and South America, including the management of the New York and Mexico City offices. The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operations of IEP in the Americas, ensuring compliance with the Institute’s directives and applicable regulations as well as responsibility for fundraising, which consists of sponsorships, grants and consulting. The role also encompasses responsibility for marketing, strategic relationships, speaking engagements and training in the Americas.

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Conflict Dynamics is seeking to engage an exceptional, highly-motivated, mission driven Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will have overall responsibility for ensuring the effective operations of the organization. This includes the areas of core- and general program-related operations, organizational strategy implementation, and administration, to enable the organization to expand its impact.

Learn more about the position here.

The War Prevention Initiative is seeking a Project and Communications Officer who is not afraid of pursuing a big vision in a small team. As Project and Communications Officer, you will work on projects that advance the vision and mission of the War Prevention Initiative. The primary task will be managing the day to day operations and website backend of our Peace Science Digest publication. This includes writing and editing, but also developing a strategy for outreach to different constituencies and increasing the readership meaningfully. We aim to advance the theories and practices of the field as one pathway toward eliminating war and creating a more peaceful world. You will work closely with the War Prevention Initiative Core Team to meet the objectives of the project.

Learn more about the position here.

Mercy Corps requires an astute Senior African Region Representative able to steer our donor engagement including engagement with technical expertise and participation in relevant forums for what represents one of the agency’s largest and most complex portfolios. Mercy Corps seeks an inspiring, creative and focused individual to further the impact, influence, and breadth of Mercy Corps’ humanitarian and development efforts in London in close partnership with regional and country leadership. This individual works closely with the Regional Director and the three Deputy Regional Directors and is an essential member of the Regional Program Team. S/he is the London focal point for regional and country level strategic donor, external and internal stakeholder and partner engagement on Mercy Corps’ Africa vast programming portfolio. S/he will work closely with the Senior Program Officer as well as other RPT in PDX and Edinburgh to support in connecting the field to HQ resources and represents country/regional interests with donors and external stakeholders. S/he will also support grant administration for a discreet grant portfolio from the Africa region with a specific donor and or fund manager in close coordination with the SPOs and desk teams as well as Regional Finance Officers. Learn more about the position here.

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) supports strategic, impactful, high-quality programming in the South and East Asia Region. S/he supports Country Directors in aspects of their country program and grant administration, plays a key role in connecting the field to HQ resources and represents the country/regional interests internally with various HQ teams as well as with external stakeholders.  The SPO provides the secondary check and supports the field (ultimate point of responsibility) in adhering to internal and external policies and regulations.  S/he is responsible for managing overall desk support to the region. S/he mentors and oversees the Program Officer (PO) and Assistant Program Officer (APO).

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IREX seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Community Cohesion and Development Lead to advance IREX’s innovative community-led development initiatives. This position is housed in the Communities and Governance Practice and will also provide technical leadership and programmatic management within the practice. Learn more about the position here.

Peace Catalyst International is seeking a Non-Profit Program Director. Peace Catalyst International is a non-profit organization focused on improving Christian-Muslim relations. This position is virtual/remote and is recommended for those who have experience in peacemaking work. To learn more or apply, click here.


Internship Opportunities

International Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace in over 25 countries around the world.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has completed an undergraduate/postgraduate qualification to gain valuable experience and skills across finance and operations management in an international NGO.

Learn more and apply here.

EuroMed Rights is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic intern to assist the Brussels office in its advocacy-related work. The intern will work under the supervision of, and according to priorities set by of the Advocacy and Training Officer – s/he will be part of a team headed by the Advocacy Director.

Learn more and apply here.

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is seeking exceptional interns with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges in Asia. The intern should have strong research/writing skills and interest in at least one of the following areas:

1. Prosperity: Strategic and economic architecture for the Asia Pacific that is inclusive and enhances long-term stability, trade, and economic connectivity.

2. Security: The rise of emerging powers in Asia, the strategic ramifications of their growing economic, political, and military power, and their relations with the United States.

3. Sustainability: Climate change, environment, and sustainable development issues across Asia.

Learn more and apply here.

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Intern for the USAID-funded project, Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Initiative. This position will be based in Washington, D.C. The Intern will join the program management & operations team with a focus on support to LINKAGES country programs in Africa. S/he will provide administrative and programmatic support. This internship is a unique opportunity to develop further project management skills and to learn about HIV Key Populations programming.

Learn more and apply here.

Mercy Corps is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and talented intern to join us in Khartoum. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication Intern will support Mercy Corps Sudan’s humanitarian portfolio of programs under the supervision of the Reporting and Communication Officer. She/he will also work in close coordination with Program department, including the Deputy Country Director and the Project Managers. S/he will be working on ensuring the proper implementation of the programs on a daily basis, writing reports, documenting best practices, and developing communication pieces and learning products.

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Concordis seeks candidates with professional fluency in French (plus Arabic would be a bonus), who are knowledgeable about international relations, conflict analysis or similar, to become actively involved in peacebuilding programmes, providing meaningful assistance to the organisation as it carries out its mission.

The principal areas of work in which interns are involved are research, conflict analysis, media reviews, organisation of dialogue events, website maintenance, communications, fundraising and project evaluation.

Learn more and apply here.

MEI interns are presented with exciting opportunities to do real work and complete substantive assignments with personal guidance and hands-on training from their supervisors. MEI offers a diverse range of internships across its research programs and all of its departments including: programs and events, communications, development and fundraising, center for education, arts and culture, publications, and research assistantships

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InterAction’s Membership and Public Engagement Team is seeking applications for unpaid Spring and Summer 2019 internship position(s) in Washington, DC. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following initiatives and activities: event management, marketing and communications, membership management, learning objectives, and additional opportunities.

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SI is seeking a full-time Business Development Recruitment Intern to be based in their offices in Arlington, VA. The Intern will work with a hard-working and fun recruitment team under SI’s Recruitment Department and will report to the Business Development Recruitment Manager. S/he will support recruitment efforts to fill positions for ongoing programs, proposals, and positions based in the home office.

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Search’s West Africa/Sahel portfolio includes Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The West Africa intern will support the team in providing programmatic, logistical and financial support to Search’s projects in the region.

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The paid internship role will sit within Peace Direct’s Policy and Research team and will for three days a week focus on supporting the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders is Peace Direct’s annual award for local peacebuilding and offers international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. The intern’s role will include supporting with communicating with entrants, as well as helping with the promotion, general administration and selection of the awards. Working on the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards is an excellent way to learn more about peacebuilding initiatives from all over the world.

Learn more and apply here.

Graduate Student Internships at Democracy International (DI) provide unique opportunities for motivated students to learn from our innovative global work and international development expertise. We routinely host interns with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about democratic development, international politics, human rights, peacebuilding, and governance. The internship is located in Bethesda, Maryland (metro accessible) and is 20-24 hours per week.

Learn more and apply here.

Democracy International, Inc. (DI), a USA based international organization, seeks candidates for the multi-year USAID Bangladesh Obirodh “Road to Tolerance” program. The research intern will support the Director of Research (DOR) and Research Specialist (RS) on a regular basis in preparing reports, developing grants, undertaking desk research, scheduling meetings, managing contacts, and providing overall administrative support as directed by the DOR and RS. This position will allow students the opportunity to work on international donor-driven projects and to support the development of research topics, grants, analysis and reports on unique topics related to societal tolerance, diversity, prevention of violence, and stability. Interns will be expected to support the DOR and RS, as directed, on all areas of project support, including administrative work.

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Are you interested in a career in International Development? Join Creative Associates International’s 2019 internship class and work alongside experts who are addressing some of development’s toughest challenges including delivering quality education to students in conflict countries and stabilizing communities transitioning from crisis to peace. Working from the fast-paced environment at Creative’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, interns will hone their research skills and explore their academic and professional interests from June 3, 2019 to July 26, 2019.

At the end of the eight-week Internship, participants will present findings from their research projects or other specific deliverables. Past internship projects have included researching solutions to humanitarian crises in Central America and South Sudan; analyzing land governance in conflict zones; and supporting projects to mitigate electoral conflict and improve security in Tunisia and Burundi.

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The strategy and learning team is looking for an intern to lead the development of three videos for an Agency-wide competition. The competition will celebrate internal initiatives that amplify Mercy Corps’ impact, influence, and innovation. The intern will work closely with selected teams to create a collective vision and storyboard for the video before production begins. As opposed to the use of traditional video footage, the intern will produce a video using motion graphics or animation to tell the teams’ story. The final videos will be shared with the Mercy Corps world. A competition winner will be announced at Mercy Corps’ annual strategic meetings in May. The intern will additionally assist the Strategy and Learning team in preparation for May’s meetings. This will include, but is not limited to, providing logistical, communications, media and planning support.

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Search for Common Ground implements more than 20 peacebuilding and conflict transformation programs throughout Central and Southern Africa. From working with journalists and government officials in Central African Republic to stop the spread of hate speech, engaging security forces and civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild trust and restore human security, to facilitating engagement between mining companies and local communities in Madagascar, our programs help to create a space where  actors from across dividing lines can work collaboratively to address conflicts and reduce violence. Search’s Central and Southern Africa (CSA) portfolio includes Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Madagascar. The CSA Program intern will support the team in providing programmatic and logistical support to Search’s projects in the region.

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Mercy Corps is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and talented intern to join us in DRC. The Intern will support the Food Security and Inclusive Access to Resources for Conflict-Sensitive Market Development (FARM) programs in DRC (North Kivu) under the supervision of the Program Director and the component specific Program Manager (Conflict & Governance Manager), in close cooperation with all departments. More specifically, s/he will be working on supporting the planning and implementation of activities Strategic Objective 1, as well as the development and maintenance of program coordination and communication tools, ensuring Mercy Corps’ program management minimum standards are being met; ensuring adequate systems are in place across the program for adaptive management, and contributing to donor reporting.

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MBBI is seeking a volunteer to work closely with MBBI’s Communications and Operations Manager (COM). This is a great opportunity to use your communications strengths and gain experience in international peacebuilding and nonprofit operations. Learn more about the position here.


Consultancies and Other Opportunities

The OD-consultant is expected to further shape and accompany the network development process, in line with the mutually agreed steps and principles laid out in the process proposal.

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The OD-consultant is expected to further shape and accompany the network development process, in line with the mutually agreed steps and principles laid out in the process proposal.

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The objective of this assignment is to provide a RJ training to the Bissau-Guineans formal and traditional justice actors, as well as members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), to enable them to adequately play a role in conflict prevention, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively.

For more information, click here.

PYXERA Global, an NGO based in Washington, DC, will be managing a Global Pro Bono program in Panama City, Panama, scheduled to take place in May 2019. PYXERA Global would like to hire a part-time local consultant currently residing in Panama City to provide project management and logistical support to the selected team of corporate employees from February 2019 through May 2019. Possibility of extension based on additional corporate programs. PYXERA Global is looking for a consultant with excellent knowledge of Panama City and with project experience and a professional network related to raw materials, water, energy and climate, health and safety, environment, and/or education and development.

For more information, click here.