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Remote Internship Opportunity

Peacemapping and Outreach Intern

Peace Direct works with local people to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace. The best solutions to conflict come from local people who are directly affected by the violence, and it should be these local groups to lead on building peace in their communities. Currently, we support 16 local organizations across 12 countries. We also promote our partners’ work to funders and policymakers in order to improve practices and policies in ways that help support local peacebuilders. In the US office, we also educate and engage the public in conversation about peacebuilding and supporting locally led efforts.

The US office of Peace Direct iaccepting applications for a part-time internship starting as soon as possible.  We are looking for a student interested in peacebuilding to support our US public engagement and digital initiatives, including our peacemapping tool, Peace Insight and our supporter group, Peacebuilder Allies Program. The internship is open to candidates of all backgrounds and cultures. 

Intern Role: 

  • Research and outreach to local movements and organizations in the US, inviting them to submit their group’s profile on our website: Peace Insight
  • Maintain communications with these groups, particularly as new crises develop in the US 
  • Assist building and promoting campaigns for Peace Direct’s supporter group: Peacebuilder Allies Program 
  • Help promote Peace Direct online consultation, reports, publications and events 
  • Assist with other administrative duties as needed 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience with event planning, administration and logistics 
  • Works well in teams while also having an independent initiative; ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage a workload without heavy supervision 
  • Professionalism and ability to represent an organization and its mission well to various stakeholders 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with attention to detail 

Benefits:

  • This is an unpaid, part-time internship open for students looking for school credits

How to Apply:  The deadline for applications has been extended to April 20thPlease send your resume and cover letter to Christine at [email protected].org.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Peace Direct is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work culture. Potential candidates of all backgrounds, ages, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.  

 

Consultancy Opportunities

 

Mapping Local Peacebuilding in the Sahel

Peace Direct is looking to recruit one or more consultants to carry out research into conflict and peacebuilding in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger as part of a project entitled ‘Mapping Local Peacebuilding in the Sahel’. We will consider applications from individual consultants, consultancy firms or small teams of consultants (no more than three people).

Peace Direct is seeking a consultant to:

  1. Map local peacebuilding initiatives and their capacities in the ten specific districts of Burkina Faso (Centre-Nord, Est, Nord, Sahel), Mali (Gao, Mopti, Segou, Tombouctou) and Niger (Diffa, Tillaberi);
  2. Undertake a detailed capacity assessment of local CSOs and NGOs present in the ten districts;
  3. Carry out a participatory conflict analysis through interviews and focus groups, to identify the main factors driving conflicts as well as main actors and key stakeholders.
  4. Produce both a final report and short summary reports for each of the ten regions, covering the main conflict issues and peacebuilding opportunities in the selected areas, including conflict analysis, key challenges and programming recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, research and writing skills, experience working in conflict contexts, including peacebuilding experience, as well as knowledge of national context and civil society environment, especially grassroots initiatives and how they operate. They will also have at least five years of relevant research experience, including using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research ethics and ‘Do no harm’ principles. They will be based in, or easily able to travel to, the country where research will be carried out.

Interested consultants must present a CV and cover letter demonstrating their suitability for this role; a proposed daily rate for lead researchers and any junior researcher/s, writing samples from previous research projects, and contact details of three referees.

Applications must be sent by email to the following address: [email protected]

The deadline for applications is Friday 17th April at 17:00 GMT.

For more information, please see the full call for applications.