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Head of Fundraising and Communications

(London UK, £40,000-£43,000)

Peace Direct is looking for a highly experienced Fundraising and Communications leader to help drive innovation and growth in both our income and communications.

As a core member of Peace Direct’s Senior Management Team, the Head of Fundraising and Communications will help drive our ambitious growth plans so that we can achieve even greater impact in the coming years.

We aren’t just looking for an exceptional fundraising and communications professional; we are looking for a leader who can inspire a team to deliver exceptional results, a creative thinker and skilled communicator, and as well someone who cares deeply about our mission to work with local people to stop violent conflict and build sustainable peace.

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 last few years and are likely to grow even more in the coming years. We are looking for someone who can lead this growth and help us generate substantially more income from a diverse range of sources, as well as help Peace Direct achieve a much greater public profile.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience at a senior level ideally in Fundraising and Communications. At a minimum we are expecting someone with at least five years’ experience in Fundraising at a senior level, plus a good working knowledge of digital communications. We are looking for someone with proven leadership skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong grasp of developing and implementing medium and long term strategies. 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 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 5.30pm on 2 February 2018. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered. The application form and Job Description are available on our website.

To apply: email your application form to recruitment@peacedirect.org. Include ‘Head of Fundraising and Comms’ in the subject line.

 

Communications Officer

(London, UK, Full time, £26,000)

Peace Direct is looking for a passionate and dynamic communications professional, to produce engaging and inspiring digital and printed content that shines a light on some of the world’s most warn-torn countries and inspire people to action.

As the sole person responsible for our social media channels and website content, we are looking for a highly creative and capable professional who loves writing for different audiences, has first rate written and digital communication skills, enjoys piloting new ideas and experimenting with new approaches, and cares deeply about our mission to stop violent conflict and build sustainable peace.

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 last few years and are likely to grow even more in the coming years.

As Communications Officer, you will be a core member of the Fundraising and Communications team, which has ambitious income and supporter engagement targets. You will be primarily responsible for producing content on our social media channels and our two websites (Peace Direct and Peace Insight) though you will also be expected to draft and produce a number of important publications, such as our Impact Report.

Working with the International Programmes team, you’ll also spearhead efforts to collect content from our local partners around the world, and this will involve some international travel, including to remote locations in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. You will also be supporting our American sister organisation, Peace Direct Inc, to raise their profile and income, and this will require travel to the US.

The successful candidate will have a relevant Communications degree and at least two year’s experience of digital communications. We are looking for a highly driven team player with a thirst for producing fantastic inspiring content across a range of channels, 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 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.

To apply: email your application form to recruitment@peacedirect.org.

The deadline for applications is 5.30pm on 25 January 2018. Interviews will take place the following week. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered. The application form and Job Description are available on our website.

 

Consultants sought in Mali, Morocco and the Philippines (3 x roles)

“Stopping As Success: planning for success from start to exit” is a USAID-funded research project that will look at responsible exit strategies of INGOs. The research consortium consists of Peace Direct, Search for Common Ground and CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. The primary goal of this research is to examine exit strategies in peacebuilding and development programs, and bring greater awareness to the international community of the multiple dynamics at play when ending a program. Exit can be seen as a success because sustainable outcomes have been achieved or because continued intervention may only serve to distort local efforts.

Mali, Morocco and the Philippines are some of the countries in which we will be carrying out this research. Peace Direct is currently seeking three consultants on a short-term basisto: 1) provide a one page analysis of the civil society and INGO environment in selected country; 2) Identify at least four case studies of INGO exits and phase-outs from selected country, and 3) to identify local resource organisations that have an influential role in selected country.

For these three individual roles, we require someone with contacts in the INGO and civil society sector in Mali, Morocco or the Philippines, a degree in international development or a similar subject and a strong interest and understanding of development and civil society issues.  The consultants should be based in these countries. We may consider people living outside of these countries if they have exceptional links to CSOs and INGOs in the country. Priority will be given to local/national applicants.

If you are interested in one of these three roles,  please send a CV outlining your suitability for the role to Farzana Ahmed: farzana.ahmed@peacedirect.org. Please include in the subject of our email which country you are applying for. 

Deadline for applications:Monday 8 January 2018.

 

Local Peacebuilding Experts to report on peacebuilding work in: Myanmar, Syria, and Somalia

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: Myanmar, Syria and Somalia.

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: ruairi.nolan@peacedirect.org

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.