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Senior Programmes Officer

Peace Direct is launching an innovative small grants programme to support crisis response and atrocity prevention (called the ‘Local Action Fund’) and we are looking for a dynamic and experienced Senior Programme Officer to manage this initiative.

The Local Action Fund is an exciting opportunity for Peace Direct to expand and develop its international programmes. This is an ideal role for somebody who is passionate about supporting locally led peacebuilding, atrocity prevention and crisis response, has experience overseeing complex projects and is able to hit the ground running and take over the management of the Fund.

As Senior Programme Officer, you will be part of the International Programmes team and work with our Local in-country Advisors to implement an effective and impactful small grants programme. You will have oversight of the various elements of the programme, including developing and refining the conceptual framework for the fund, developing criteria for selection of grantees and identifying risk factors of violence in-country which will trigger use of the fund, so we expect the successful candidate to have excellent project management and organisational skills, a natural aptitude for thinking creatively and innovatively and strong interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar or relevant role, and experience of working with local partners in developing countries. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for our mission to support local efforts to build peace. We have no overseas offices, employ no expatriate staff and we are looking for people who see this as our strength, as everything we do is designed to strengthen the role of local people’s efforts to stop violence and build sustainable peace.

The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 19th January.

Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered.

Please see attached job description and application form. Return completed application form to [email protected].

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Consultancy Opportunities


Evaluator sought for project in Somalia

We are looking for a consultant to conduct an evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of a two-year project funded by the European Union and carried out by Peace Direct and Social Life and Agricultural Organisation (SADO) in Somalia between January 2018 and December 2019, entitled ‘supporting youth and women in Kismayo as positive agents of change’. The project’s overall aim is ‘economic and political empowerment of youth and women in Kismayo, in order to reduce social exclusion, strengthen civil society and build community resilience.’

The objective of this consultancy is to provide information on the performance of the project against all indicators and the project’s overall relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability, factors affecting performance and alternative strategies.

The chosen candidate will have experience in conducting evaluations as the sole consultant, a deep understanding of the Somali context, experience in following the OECD guidelines and will be fluent in Somali, among other criteria.

This consultancy is based in Kismayo, Somalia.

For further information on this consultancy opportunity, the expected outcomes, and the criteria, please see the terms of reference for this position.

Please apply by the 14th November 2019, by sending a cover letter, CV and one or two examples of your work to [email protected]

Jobs in our Washington, DC office


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Peace Direct’s U.S. office in Washington, D.C., is a participating organization in the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. The program pays a salary for recent college and graduate school alumni to work with nongovernmental organizations in Washington, D.C., including Peace Direct, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. Fellows work on Peace Direct’s policy and research team. For further information, please visit