Starting date: 1st March 2019 (negotiable)
Application deadline: 5th December 2018
Location: Western Balkans
Language requirements: English, and BCS and/or Albanian
The PeaceNexus Foundation
PeaceNexus is a Swiss-based Foundation established in 2009 that provides a range of capacity building services with the objective of strengthening the effectiveness of organisations that play a role in building peace.
PeaceNexus’ services include:
• organisational development for peacebuilding champions;
• developing capacities for conflict sensitivity; and
• supporting multi-actor dialogue to develop solutions to local peacebuilding problems.
PeaceNexus works with local partners who are well positioned to address conflict in West Africa, Western Balkans, Central Asia and South East Asia. It also works with a smaller number of international organisations who carry particular influence in shaping international peacebuilding policy and practice in support of local peacebuilding processes
PeaceNexus Western Balkans programme
In the Western Balkans, PeaceNexus provides organisational development support to a range of civil society organisations, regional networks and intergovernmental initiatives. PeaceNexus engages upon request only, and on issues that organisations identify as key to enhancing their effectiveness. PeaceNexus seeks to strengthen organisations and coalitions that work towards social inclusion, regional collaboration, reconciliation and problem-solving dialogue with business.
The programme currently comprises partnerships with nine organisations across the region. More background on PeaceNexus’ approach can be found on PeaceNexus’ website: http://peacenexus.org/approach/ The Western Balkans team consists of a Programme Lead based in Prangins and a regional advisor based in BiH. While other PeaceNexus staff undertake some project assignments, PeaceNexus mostly works with expert consultants to support its partners. PeaceNexus staff and advisors help organisations to identify and mandate these experts and accompany processes of organisational change.
Application procedures: Please send a CV and a cover letter explaining what motivates you to apply for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 December 2018 with the subject line: Application: WBOD: First Name_ Last Name.
Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a written task before being interviewed.
Complete announcement: Vacancy_WB-OD-Advisor-November-2018