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Programme Manager (based in Kenya)

Salary: approximately $30,000 per year, 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, which is being implemented in partnership with the Somali based NGO, Social-life and Agricultural Development Organisation (SADO).

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 year’s experience of managing large EU-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 be based in Nairobi. This post will involve frequent travel to Somalia, including Kismayo and Mogadisho.

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification. Only completed application forms will be accepted.

The deadline for applications is Monday 16th May. Applications should be sent to


Peacebuilding Outreach and Communications Intern

Peace Direct US seeks a highly motivated individual to work with our US Senior Representative in Washington, DC, to improve our communications and outreach with key stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with communications and outreach, including monitoring general email and email lists, tracking and supporting distribution of Peace Direct communications, promoting key resources and events, and outreach to individual donors and NGO colleagues
  • Help organize meetings and events with policymakers, donors, and NGO colleagues. Includes planning and implementing key meetings for Peace Direct partners when they visit Washington, DC (2 or 3 visits per year), and helping organize a series of collaborative learning seminars on local peacebuilding (Fall 2015-2016).
  • Support Peace Direct’s representation and leadership in a new Local Peacebuilding Affinity Group within the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a Burundi Working Group, Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, and/or the Prevention and Protection Working Group.
  • Track and attend policy and donor events in Washington, DC related to specific conflict situations and other key peacebuilding issues.
  • Assist with office administrative duties as needed and attend weekly Team Meetings with the UK office by Skype.

Hours: The intern is expected to work 15-20 hours/week for an initial 3-month period.  The internship may be extended for up to 12 months dependent upon availability and performance.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship without salary. We do provide a small monthly stipend ($100) to support local transportation costs.

Please send a cover letter and resume expressing your interest and why you think you are a good match for the position, along with three references, to Bridget Moix at  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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