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Programme Manager (based in London)

Salary: £27,000 – £30,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Peace Direct is looking for a dynamic and experienced Programme Manager to oversee some of Peace Direct’s projects in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular the postholder will be responsible for managing a large EU-funded livelihoods and peacebuilding project in Kismayo, Somalia, as well as working on other projects in the region, including Sudan.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience of managing large institutionally-funded projects, particularly in insecure locations. We are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience of working with local organisations, can speak fluent Somali and will travel frequently to Somalia, including Kismayo and Mogadishu. Experience of peacebuilding is highly desirable.

This post is based in London. For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification. Only completed application forms will be accepted. The deadline for applications is Friday 27th May at 5pm (UK time). Applications should be sent to


Fundraising intern (London, UK)

Purpose of the role: To support the Head of Supporter Fundraising to engage with the public in order to generate sustainable income and increase awareness and involvement in Peace Direct’s mission.


  • Research and help organise events, including an upcoming music event and some major donor events.
  • Help on all aspects of a monthly online updates including creating content and creating updates.
  • Liaise with the International Programmes Team to get updates from the field to be included in supporter communications.
  • Organise fundraising challenges and community fundraising activities with individuals, universities and community groups.
  • Assist the Head of Supporter Fundraising to research and copy write print and digital materials for appeals and newsletters.
  • Support the Database Assistant to manage the thank you programme.
  • Contribute to the wider work of the Fundraising and Communications Team as necessary.


  • Available 2 or 3 days a week for 6 months.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Meticulous, good attention to detail.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently.


  • Experience or understanding of marketing or fundraising.
  • Experience of voluntary work.
  • A commitment to fundraising and international development.
  • Enthusiasm for Peace Direct’s work.

You will get:

  • Professional references on completion of the internship.
  • Travel & lunch expenses up to £12 a day.
  • Exposure to a range of fundraising activities and the principles behind acquisition and retention.
  • To be part of a lively team who will facilitate your development with support and external training courses at the FSI.
  • The opportunity to be involved with other projects as they come up and plenty of scope for contributing your own ideas.
  • The chance to make a real contribution to Peace Direct’s peacebuilding work.

How to apply: Please complete the application form and send your CV with a sample of your writing on any subject by midnight on Sunday 5 June to Ruth Tidy at Interviews will be held the following week to start the internship soon after.

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