2019 Peace Direct Recruitment for Paid Internship and Full Time Jobs

1.Policy and Research Intern (Paid)

Deadline: February 14, 2019.

Peace Direct are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive intern to support our policy and research team on launching and delivering this year’s Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards. This is an ideal role for someone with a passion for peacebuilding and development, keen to gain more experience in policy and research in a unique events context.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key tasks relating to Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders will include:

  • Responding to queries from applicants via email and phone
  • Checking and logging completed applications
  • Conducting due diligence on shortlist applications through interviews and background research
  • Promoting the awards online and among peacebuilding network

Other tasks will include:

  • Writing and researching short case studies
  • Editorial support in the production of reports
  • Desk-based research
  • Logistical and administrative support to research trips and events

APPLICATION

Video skype interviews or in-person interviews will take place on the 18th and 19th of February, and we hope that the intern can start as soon as possible afterwards.

2. Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer

Deadline: February 27, 2019.

They 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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. 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).

2. They will also have excellent research and communication skills and a high standard of written English.

3. 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.

4. Given the breadth of our work, you will be fundraising for a range of projects in different contexts ensuring a huge variety of work.

5. This is an exciting role, suitable for people who can manage multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines.

 

APPLICATION

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

 

3. Head of Operations

Deadline: February 17, 2019.

Peace Direct is looking for an experienced Head of 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 strengthened internal systems and processes, improved integration across the departments, and a focus on continuous improvement.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. As Head of Operations, you will be a core member of the Senior Management Team, with overall responsibility for developing and improving all our internal systems and procedures.

2. This is a very demanding job, which requires excellent understanding of systems, quality assurance, finance and compliance issues.

3. The job is a good mix of project management, systems development, line management and quality assurance.

4. They expect the successful candidate to have a solid background in all of these skill areas as well as exceptional interpersonal, team working and negotiation skills.

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. The successful candidate will be an experienced Senior Manager, with at least 5 years of relevant experience, as well as demonstrable experience in managing people.

2. They 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.

3. The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

 

APPLICATION

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

 

4. Finance and Compliance Officer

Deadline: February 22, 2019.

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. 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.

2. The Finance and Compliance Officer role is also a new role and so they 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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. 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.

2. They 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.

3. The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.

 

APPLICATION

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

 

5. Research Consultant sought for India

Deadline: February 14, 2019.

“Stopping As Success: planning for success from start to exit” is a USAID-funded collaborative learning project that is looking at responsible exit strategies of INGOs. The primary goal of this project is to understand the multiple dynamics at play when ending a peacebuilding or development programme. To date, we have conducted case studies in Colombia, Morocco, Philippines and DR Congo. We will be carrying out further case studies in India, Timor Leste and Bangladesh.

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. For this role, we require a research consultant with a relevant network in the INGO and civil society sector in India, a degree in international development or a similar subject, a strong interest and understanding of development and civil society issues and a proven track record in conducting qualitative research.

2. The consultant should be based in India.

3. Applications from people not based in India will not be considered.

4. The consultant will need to speak fluent English and Hindi.

 

APPLICATION

If you are interested in this role, please send a CV, a cover letter outlining your suitability for this consultancy assignment and how you would approach the assignment, the expected number of working days and your day rate to Peace Direct’s Interim Head of Policy and Research, Adrienne Monteath-Van Dok: Adrienne.vandok@peacedirect.org

 

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