The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is seeking a motivated and passionate professional with experience in project management, peacebuilding, research and policy engagement to support the implementation of the Institute’s flagship global policy initiative – ‘Inclusive Peace in Practice’ (IPIP). This is a full-time position, one-year position, with the potential for extension.
About the Inclusive Peace in Practice initiative
In late 2018, LPI launched a novel and ambitious programme which seeks to develop and test new ways to promote collaboration between local peacebuilding actors and global policy makers. IPIP seeks to change the ways and alter the spaces in which local peace actors and global policy makers meet, talk and communicate, and in doing so bridge the gap between them, deepening mutual understanding and respect. IPIP also explores the means to catalyse cooperation and more mutually beneficial relationships, support shared interests, and promote meaningful partnerships between local and global stakeholders on conflict. Above all, IPIP looks to advance global policy responses that are more effective in addressing the needs and concerns, and the hopes and aspirations, of the people whose lives are affected by violent conflict.
We are in the first year of a three-year pilot programme. For more information on the initiative, please see our webpage.
About the Life & Peace Institute
LPI is an international centre that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action. At the core of this work is the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing the preconditions for building peace.
For over thirty-five years, LPI has partnered with civil society organisations and research institutions to strengthen locally led peacebuilding processes through capacity development and accompaniment.
Through programmes in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan, LPI brings a range of participatory approaches and methodologies that are effective in creating space for dialogue, violence prevention, and peacebuilding action. LPI also supports the development of policies that help to improve the lives of people in places affected by violence, including through its Horn of Africa Regional Programme based in Addis Ababa.
Increasingly, LPI is also seeking to link its work to the global policy discussions on peacebuilding and conflict transformation with a view to inform the theoretical and policy debates with the perspectives and practices of local peacebuilders.
About the role
The Global Policy Officer provides programme assistance and coordination support to LPI’s IPIP initiative in the areas of work planning, supporting monitoring and tracking day-to-day implementation of activities, events management and internal and external coordination of actors to ensure effective execution of deliverables as well as providing grants assistance and budget follow-up support. Additionally, the Global Policy Officer will support on the content-side of IPIP-related work by providing background research and global trend monitoring as it relates to peacebuilding policy, providing input to and editing key outputs for targeted audiences, planning and providing support to key meetings and workshops in various locations across the world in order to realise the objectives of the programme. In addition, the Global Policy Officer will be required to support efforts around LPI’s broader global policy engagement as needs arise.
This full-time position is a part of LPI’s Inclusive Peace in Practice team. The post-holder will be offered an initial one-year contract and will be supervised by the Team Leaders for the Inclusive Peace in Practice initiative. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The candidate must have the legal right to work in Kenya.
Supervisor: Team Leaders, Inclusive Peace in Practice
Tasks and responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), coordination and overall support (50%)
Global policy programmatic engagement – background research, documentation, editing and writing and relationship-building (50%)
You are a curious, detail-oriented, creative and self-motivated professional who is interested in learning and growing with a relatively new and unconventional initiative – and with a genuine passion to see a more just and peaceful world. In addition, these are the required qualifications:
The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is seeking a motivated and passionate professional with experience in project management, peacebuilding, research and policy engagement to support the implementation of the Institute’s flagship…
Please send your application, including a Cover Letter and two-page CV in English, no later than 9 October 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ‘Global Policy Officer’.
Please send your application, including a Cover Letter and two-page CV in English, no later than 9 October 2020 to email@example.com, with the subject line ‘Global Policy…