Peacebuilding Fellowship (US Office, Washington DC)
Who We Are
Peace Direct works with local people to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace. We believe the best solutions to conflicts come from local people who are directly affected by the violence in their communities, and it should be local groups who lead efforts to build peace in their societies. We work with local partners in conflict situations around the world (Burundi, DRC, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Sudan, Mali, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, Nigeria, Syria) to support, strengthen, and raise awareness of their work. We also work with funders, policymakers, and others in the international peacebuilding community to improve practices and policies in ways that help support local peacebuilders. In addition, we also run www.peaceinsight.org, which includes information on more than 1,600 local peacebuilding groups around the world.
Through our Peacebuilding Fellowship program, young professionals work full-time for 6-12 months with our Washington, DC, office gaining experience and contributing to our work on a variety of advocacy, research, and outreach projects. Fellows support ongoing programs and take leadership on specific projects from start to finish.
- Develop expertise and be able to represent the work of Peace Direct and its partners.
- Lead specific areas of research and advocacy to influence policy change in Washington and at the UN (i.e., Yemen, DRC, Mali, Syria, women and peacebuilding, youth and peacebuilding, sustaining peace).
- Help host visits from our local peacebuilding partners to the US, including organizing and leading meetings with policymakers and practitioners in the peacebuilding community.
- Organize and lead public events on behalf of Peace Direct, including promotion of our work and local peacebuilders and educational events on specific issues.
- Attend key policy and peacebuilding events, representing Peace Direct’s work with colleague organizations and briefing staff in US and UK offices.
- Support outreach and mapping with local peacebuilding groups in the US, including possible travel and event organizing in key states.
- Draft and help disseminate monthly email newsletters, blogs, social media posts, and other communications.
- Assist with data entry, information management, correspondence with Peace Direct supporters, and other office duties as needed.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in peace and conflict, international development, human rights, community organizing, non-profit leadership or a related field.
- At least two years experience within the peacebuilding or conflict resolution field, including academic, policy, or community-based work.
- Experience with specific country or thematic issues/partners with which Peace Direct works.
- Experience representing an organization and its mission to public constituencies.
- A passion and commitment to Peace Direct’s mission of supporting local peacebuilders and improving practice and policy to better support them.
- Independent initiative, ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage a workload without heavy supervision.
- Professionalism and ability to represent an organization and its mission to various stakeholders.
- Strong communications skills, including writing, speaking, and public outreach.
- Experience planning and organizing events or projects from conception to completion.
- Ability to work well with a team and willingness to take on new responsibilities.
- Experience with Microsoft office programs, social media, and database or information management systems.
Fellows are full-time temporary employees of Peace Direct and receive a salary of $2000/month along with paid holiday and sick leave benefits. Health care is not provided.
- Opportunity to play a leadership role within a small and dynamic organization.
- Networking opportunities with the international peacebuilding community;
- Skills development in communications, outreach, and event organizing;
- Gaining experience with country-specific issues of interest;
- Exposure and potential connections to local peacebuilding groups around the world;
- Professional reference and career advice from a seasoned Washington DC peace advocate;
- The chance to make a real contribution to Peace Direct’s work to support local peacebuilders.
- Peace Direct has a small office located in a shared work space with a wide range of information-sharing and networking opportunities with other socially oriented organizations.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume expressing your interest and why you think you are a good match for the position, along with two references, to Christine at [email protected]. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Peacebuilding Intern (US Office, Washington DC)
We are looking for a high-performing intern to assist with the planning, organizing, promotion, and debriefing of our annual Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards, which will be hosted for the first time in Washington, DC. The intern will also provide support during the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s PeaceCon2018, where we will be introducing this year’s finalists.
We are seeking a candidate with knowledge of the peacebuilding field and a passion for our work, as well as experience with event planning, administration, and logistics coordination. The successful candidate will take initiative, be able to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage a workload without heavy supervision. They will be professional and organized, with excellent communications skills and attention to detail.
This is an exciting opportunity to meet and engage with leading local peacebuilders from around the world, while learning about Peace Direct’s work. Further detail on the internship opportunity can be found here. Further information on the internship opportunity can be found here.
The intern will be expected to work 15-20 hours/week for an initial 4-month period. The internship may be extended for up to 12 months dependent upon availability and performance. This is an unpaid internship, however we do provide a small monthly stipend.
Please send a cover letter and resume expressing your interest and why you think you are a good match for the position, along with two references, to Christine at [email protected]
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Senior Corporate and Philanthropy Officer (UK office, London, £29,000-£33,000 per year)
Peace Direct is dedicated to stopping wars, one person at a time. In conflict zones around the world, we support local people to stop violence and build long term peace.
We have seen significant growth in recent years and have ambitious plans to reach and support many more people living in areas of violent conflict around the world, working with our local partners to bring about long-lasting change, and ultimately peace.
As such this is a very exciting time to join our Fundraising and Communications team, in this brand new role.
Peace Direct has a small, but very committed, group of major donors and corporate supporters. We are looking for someone who is energetic, proactive and an excellent communicator to support, develop and grow these relationships.
You will help increase the funds we have to support our peacebuilding partners, whilst raising our profile among key audiences and supporters.
You will have the opportunity to take ownership of projects, influence our strategic direction in fundraising, to be creative and respond to new opportunities. We also support team members to travel where possible to visit our projects, supporters and partners.
This is a dynamic and varied role for someone who wants to use their fundraising, networking and relationship-building skills and passion, to help build a just world, free from violent conflict.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th October 2018. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered.
If you are interested, please email a completed application form to [email protected]