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Senior Programme Officer

(£30,000 – £35,000)

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

 The Atrocity Prevention 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 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 Peacebuilding Experts to implement an effective and impactful small grants programme. You will have oversight of the various elements of the programme, so we expect the successful candidate to have excellent project management and organisational skills, brilliant interpersonal skills and the ability to think creatively.

 The successful candidate will have a minimum of four 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

The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd March.

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

Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer to help increase the impact of our work, by working within our Programme Development team to identify, apply and steward all our trust and foundation donors. This is an ideal role for someone with a passion for fundraising in international development who has been working in this field for a few years and 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 and are likely to grow even more in the coming years. We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and take over the management of our portfolio of trust and foundation donors (both in the UK and abroad).

The ideal candidate will have experience managing relationships (including applications and reporting) with trusts, foundations and/or institutions (including experience securing gifts of £20,000 – £500,000). They will also have excellent research and communication skills and a high standard of written English. This role will work closely with our International Programmes team and our local partners to produce high standard applications and reports to new and existing 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.

The deadline for applications is 27 February 2019. However, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged although all applications will be given due consideration.

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

Head of Finance and Operations

Peace Direct is looking for an experienced Head of Finance and Operations to join our dynamic team. This is a very exciting time for Peace Direct, as we have been growing quickly over the last few years and we are keen to ensure that our internal systems and procedures keep up with this pace of growth. We have big ambitions to scale up our peacebuilding impact around the world through research, advocacy and programmes so that the international aid system is more responsive to the needs and voices of local people working to stop violence and build peace around the world. To do this will require excellent financial management and planning, strengthened internal systems and processes, improved integration across the departments, and a focus on continuous improvement.

As Head of Finance and Operations, you will be a core member of the Senior Management Team, with overall responsibility for financial strategy and management, as well as ensuring that all internal systems and processes work effectively and efficiently. This is a very demanding job, which requires excellent knowledge of accounting best practice, financial systems, quality assurance, HR and IT issues. The job is a good mix of financial management, systems development, line management and quality assurance. We expect the successful candidate to have a solid background in all of these skill areas as well as exceptional interpersonal, teamworking and negotiation skills. If you are a seasoned Finance professional but have no interest or experience in Operations (HR, IT, Admin, risk management) then please don’t apply. Likewise, an Operations Manager without the necessary Financial Management background is not what we are lookng for.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Senior Manager, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role, as well as demonstrable experience in managing people. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for our mission to support local efforts to build peace and who enjoys looking at ways to make organisations operate more efficiently and effectively.

The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Peace Direct is an international NGO that supports local peacebuilding in conflict zones worldwide. We work with local organisations in ten countries around the world and aim to support many more in the years to come.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 12th March at 17:00 GMT.

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

.Finance and Compliance Officer

Peace Direct is looking for a dynamic and detail oriented Finance and Compliance Officer to join our team. This is a very exciting time for Peace Direct, as we have been growing quickly over the last few years and we are keen to ensure that our internal finance and compliance systems and procedures keep up with this pace of growth. We have big ambitions to scale up our peacebuilding impact around the world through research, advocacy and programmes so that the international aid system is more responsive to the needs and voices of local people working to stop violence and build peace around the world. To do this will require strengthened internal financial and compliance systems and a focus on continuous improvement.

As Finance and Compliance Officer you will sit under the newly established ‘Head of Operations’ role, a post which has overall responsibility for developing and improving all our internal systems and procedures. The Finance and Compliance Officer role is also a new role and so we are looking for someone to hit the ground running, who comes to us with experience of financial processing and administration, is highly organised and efficient and who is naturally interested in compliance and internal system improvements.

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience in a similar role, will ideally be working towards an accounting qualification, has experience of financial reporting, has excellent interpersonal skills and thrives in a busy and demanding role. We are also looking for someone with a genuine passion for our mission to support local efforts to build peace and who enjoys looking at ways to make organisations operate more efficiently and effectively.

The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Peace Direct is an international NGO that supports local peacebuilding in conflict zones worldwide. We work with local organisations in ten countries around the world and aim to support many more in the years to come.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd Feb. The Job Description and Person Specification are below. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered.

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Consultant sought for Somalia

We are currently seeking a local consultant to carry out a mapping of local actors working for peace in Jubaland, Somalia. The mapping will be carried out as part of a programme implemented by Peace Direct and the Social-Life Agricultural Development Organisation, our Somali partner organisation, entitled ‘Supporting Youth and Women in Kismayo as Positive Agents of change’.

By mapping, Peace Direct means the systematic data-collection of locally-led initiatives working for peace in a specific context. Local peacebuilding initiatives are not given the focus and the agency they deserve, partly because of negative assumptions (lack of capacity, mismanagement of funds) and because of mere ignorance (of who does what and where). The mapping that Peace Direct does aims to address this second issue mainly, as well as the first one to a certain extent. We aim to identify and collect information on local peacebuilders so that a maximum of stakeholders knows who does what, where, and what is their level of capacity.

Mapping will be published on the Peace Insight website. This gives peacebuilders more visibility and should facilitate opportunities to collaborate among themselves and with national and international stakeholders. Beta versions  of previous mappings can be seen here for Mali and DRC.

As part of this project, the selected consultant will:

  • Carry out a mapping of local civil society actors working on peacebuilding and social cohesion in Jubaland regions. The mapping will follow a methodology and approach already developed by Peace Direct, which will jointly be refined with the consultant.
  • Arrange all logistical details for travel, accommodation and organisation of interviews.
  • Produce mapping data in the excel format provided by Peace Direct
  • Produce a findings report with overall conclusions about peacebuilding in Jubaland from the mapping exercise, as well as lessons learned and recommendations for future mapping

Person Specification:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills (including skills in participatory research);
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Fluent Somali and English;
  • Ability and willingness to travel in Jubaland, Somalia;
  • Experience working in Somalia;
  • Knowledge of the Somali context and the civil society environment, especially grassroots initiatives and how they operate;
  • At least five years of relevant research experience, including using quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
  • Understanding of research ethics and ‘Do no harm’ principles.

Additionally, the consultant must:

  • Have an inclusive and transparent approach, ensuring the participation and feedback from all groups of project participants;
  • Understand that the information collected and the finding reports are the property of Peace Direct and cannot be shared without its authorisation.

If you are interested in this role, please send the following documents:

  • A CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this consultancy assignment, how you would approach the assignment, the expected number of working days and your day rate;
  • Writing samples from relevant previous research.

The deadline to apply is Friday 15th March 2019 at 23:59 GMT.

Video Skype interviews will take place on the 21st and 22th March.

Applications must be sent by email to Peace Direct’s  International Programmes Officer, Alice Coulibaly at the following address: [email protected].