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Local project evaluators and researchers sought for Somalia, DRC, Burundi, Sudan, Pakistan, and The Philippines

Peace Direct is creating a roster of local evaluators and researchers to contract for short term project evaluations. We are seeking evaluators for Somalia (Kismayo), Sudan, Burundi, DRC (North and South Kivu), The Philippines and Pakistan for future evaluations.

Consultants should meet the following requirements:

• Preferably a national of the country or region for which you are applying, and currently based in the country.
• Excellent understanding of peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes in general and particularly in relation to their local context, conflict dynamics and drivers.
• A strong background in project evaluation with an emphasis on analysing wider outcomes and impact in terms of conflict transformation, using OECD guidelines, and a mix of qualitative and quantitative data methods.
• Accustomed to working in insecure locations, ensuring their own, participant and partner security and following high ethical standards.
• Good understanding of current MEL trends and methods, experience of measuring contribution/attribution, and developing practical lessons learnt and recommendations for project improvement.
• A transparent and methodological approach to data collection, analysis, storage and presentation to enable sharing and learning.
• An inclusive and transparent approach, ensuring the participation and feedback from all groups of project participants and in support of our partners’ learning and capacity building.
• A flexible and creative attitude given the often insecure and unpredictable project locations.
• Concise and clear style of writing, clarifying any assumptions and contextual/cultural expressions.
• A good level of English; fluent French for DRC and Burundi; preferably knowledge of any local languages.

If you are interested in joining Peace Direct’s roster of local evaluators and researchers for any of the above countries, please send CV, copies of recent evaluations, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Laura Thisted:

Deadline for applications: this is an open call for applications.


Peacebuilding and Policy Intern – Summer 2017

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 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)
  • Support Peace Direct’s representation and leadership in a 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.

Apply by April 30, 2017

Please send a cover letter and resume expressing your interest, why you think you are a good match for the position, and how this internship will help to achieve your long-term career goals, along with three references, to Bridget Moix at  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Local Peacebuilding Experts sought for: Haiti, Mali, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia

Insight on Conflict provides information on local peacebuilding organisations in areas of conflict. We feature profiles of over 1,400 organisations around the world, as well as blog posts and key resources on peacebuilding. Key to our work is our network of ‘Local Peacebuilding Experts’, who help to research and write about peacebuilding and conflict around the world.

Peace Direct is currently seeking Local Peacebuilding Experts to report on peacebuilding work in: Haiti, Mali, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, and Tunisia.

For this role, we require someone with contacts in the NGO or peacebuilding sector, a strong interest in the media and reporting, and excellent written and spoken English (in the case of Haiti and Mali, we can consider working with a Local Peacebuilding Expert who speaks French and not English, though English language skills are an advantage). The role is ideal for someone pursuing a career in peacebuilding with an interest in journalism. Local Peacebuilding Experts should be based in the country they cover; we may consider people living outside the country if they have exceptional links to the peacebuilding sector in that country. Priority will be given to local/national applicants.

The role is not full-time and is not salaried, though Local Peacebuilding Experts do receive some payment for work published on the website. The work is best suited for people with a passionate desire to share information on peacebuilding with a wide audience.

In their role, the primary area of work of the Local Peacebuilding Expert will be on investigating and supplying information on local peacebuilders. The Local Peacebuilding Expert is expected to occasionally submit posts to the Insight on Conflict blog. The blog gives space to Peace Direct and the Local Peacebuilding Experts to respond instantly to developments in conflicts around the world. It also offers a place for more personal reflections by the Local Peacebuilding Experts on their work.

If you are interested in becoming Insight on Conflict’s Local Peacebuilding Expert for any of the above countries,  please send a CV, writing sample, and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Ruairi Nolan:

Deadline for applications: this is an open call for applications. Please note that if you are not a national of the country or region for which you are applying, or are not currently based in the country, your application will not be considered.