Opportunities

Website intern

We’re currently looking for a dynamic intern to help develop our Insight on Conflict website. We would like someone able to help us both create new content for the site, and also reach a broader audience. The role will include finding and commissioning writers, editing text copy, making site updates and writing background text on conflict-related issues.

The ideal candidate should have previous experience in blogging or website editing, have excellent writing and editing skills and a demonstrable interest in peacebuilding or the development sector. The role is ideal for someone wishing to gain broad experience of working in a dynamic NGO, and enhance their knowledge of conflict and peacebuilding, as well as getting hands-on experience working on a busy website.

For this role, flexibility, commitment, initiative and the ability to work in a small team are also important. French is highly desirable.

We can be flexible about exact timings, but the intern needs to commit to working with us part-time, for at least 3 months. The position is unpaid though local travel and lunch expenses are paid.

Please email a completed application form, your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the role to recruitment@peacedirect.org by Monday, 14th November.

Local Peacebuilding Experts sought for: Haiti, Mali, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, Thailand

Insight on Conflict provides information on local peacebuilding organisations in areas of conflict. We feature profiles of over 1300 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: Haiti, Mali, Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, and Thailand.

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@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

Volunteer translators

We have a particular need for translators able to work to and from French and English. Please send your CV and details of any experience to kevin@peacedirect.org.

Deadline for applications: this is an open call for applications.

Guest writers

We are always looking for writers able to contribute articles on peacebuilding to our site. If you're interested in contributing an article, please check our guidelines for guest writers.

Deadline for applications: this is an open call for applications.