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International Programmes Officer (London, UK)

(£22,000 – £25,000)

Peace Direct is looking for a dynamic and passionate Programmes Officer to join our growing team. The person will support Peace Direct’s International Programmes (IP) team which manages all Peace Direct’s partner relationships and projects.

As the Programmes Officer you will be responsible for a small portfolio of partnerships with local peacebuilding organisations around the world. Your role is to listen to them, understand their needs and provide them with the support they need to do the work that they believe is important. You will learn, and be involved in, various aspects of the project cycle, from working with partners to identify the problems in their communities, helping them develop ideas for projects, supporting them to implement these projects, as well as ensuring that narrative and financial reports to our donors are high quality. You will also work closely with Peace Direct’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to collect M&E data, as well as ensuring that other Peace Direct staff have the information they need in order to promote, advocate, fundraise for, and communicate this work effectively.

This is an ideal job for someone wishing to work in the peacebuilding sector and who has a proven interest in and passion for peacebuilding.

This is an exciting role for someone who is highly organised and a good communicator who wants to use their skills and passion to help build a just world, free from violent conflict. The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant field (and preferably a relevant post-graduate degree), will be familiar with working with local organisations in the global south, have a good working knowledge of MS Excel, excellent communication and team working skills, and must be fluent in both English and French.

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, UK time on Wednesday 8 March. The Job Description and Person Specification and Application Form are below. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered.

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 13 March.


Consultant required: strengthening the security policies of a local peacebuilding organisation


Peace Direct is an international NGO that works with local people to stop violent conflict and build sustainable peace. We support local organisations in ten countries around the world and advocate for locally led approaches to preventing conflict and building peace.

Peace Direct works with partners in sensitive and insecure environments. One specific partner is currently facing security concerns. Though they have developed a security policy, they are concerned that it is inadequate to cover the different threats and risks they face.

Aims and objectives of the consultancy

Peace Direct is seeking an expert in security policies for NGOs to work with the local partner on a short-term basis.

The consultant will:

  • Review the existing security policy of the partner organisation and advise on areas for revision
  • Offer specific advice on policies on secure internal communication
  • Offer specific advice on policies and resources for supporting staff in circumstances where a credible threat occurs.

Methodology and timeline

The consultant will be expected to:

  • Review the current security policy of the partner organisation
  • Speak with the staff of the partner organisation to determine their security needs
  • Suggest revisions to the security policy, specifically noting options for internal communication and support in the case credible threats. These could range from intimidation of staff to arbitrary detention to circumstances requiring evacuation.

Note that logistical and timing issues mean that the consultant will not be able to visit the partner organisation, so support will be provided remotely. Peace Direct will support the coordination of the work.

All work will need to be completed before 31 March 2017.

Depending on the budget required by the consultant, we anticipate they will be asked to dedicate 5 -6 days on this work.

How to apply

Consultants interested in the work should submit their CV and short email outlining their experience in working with local NGOs and designing suitable security policies. Expertise in digital security is essential and should be highlighted in the email. It is highly desirable that the consultant speaks French.

Applications should be sent to Ruairi Nolan: .

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2017.