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Jobs in our London office


Programme Funding Manager

(£38,200 per year, full time)

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Programme Funding Manager to help increase the reach and scale of our work, by working with our International Programmes and Policy & Research teams to identify and engage with institutional donors to secure grant funding for our work. This is an ideal role for someone with solid experience in institutional fundraising in international development or peacebuilding who is keen to progress to a more senior role.

We have a big ambition to change the way the international community responds to violent conflicts around the world, as well as to inspire the general public to support the work of local people on the ground who are working tirelessly to build peace. This is a very exciting time for Peace Direct, as we have been growing at a fast pace over the past few years and will be launching a new strategy in 2020 which will see us reach more people affected by violent conflict.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing institutional donor relationships, including experience of securing six figure grants. They will also have excellent research and communication skills, a solid background in line management and a high standard of written English. This role will work closely with our International Programmes team and our local partners to produce high quality applications and reports to new and existing institutional donors. Given the breadth of our work, you will be fundraising for a range of projects in different contexts ensuring a huge variety of work. This is an exciting role, suitable for people who can manage multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines.

Finally, we are looking for someone who genuinely believes in our mission to stop violent conflict and build sustainable peace and who is excited by the prospect of joining a dynamic and growing international charity.

Peace Direct strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, and we are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group, DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.

Peace Direct works hard to ensure its staff have a good work life balance and feel valued. Some of the benefits we have include:

  • 25 days annual leave not including the office closing between Christmas and New Year.
  • Stakeholder Pension with Peace Direct contributing 6%
  • An interest free season ticket loan for the purchase of a commuter season ticket
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave pay (12 weeks full pay, 12 weeks half pay)
  • Training budget available for all staff (we have secured ‘Investors in People’ accreditation and are committed to the development and support of all staff).
  • A warm and friendly work environment!

The deadline for applications is 8th December, but we reserve the right to meet suitable candidates ahead of this date so we advise early applications.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to [email protected]. Please note, CVs will not be accepted for this role.

Consultancy Opportunities


Local peacebuilding experts

Peace Insight, our flagship mapping tool, features profiles of over 1,700 organisations around the world, as well as blog posts and key data on peace and conflict. 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: Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Myanmar, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Yemen. 

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. 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.

The work is best suited for people with a passionate desire to share information on peacebuilding with a wide audience.  

Further information on this opportunity can be found on the Peace Insight website.

This is an open call for applications. If you are interested in becoming Peace Insight’s Local Peacebuilding Expert for any of the above countries, please send a CV and a short covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Joel Gabri: [email protected]  


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