Oct 182018

Organization: Swiss Peace Foundation
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

Starting date: 1 January 2019 (or by agreement)

The swisspeace Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact Program strengthens the capabilities of international ac-tors to work effectively in conflict contexts. It contributes to an improved analysis, design, and monitoring and evaluation practice through advisory services and training. It cooperates closely with international part-ners on advancing the application of conflict sensitivity and to increase the effectiveness and positive im-pact of peacebuilding and development interventions. Furthermore, the Analysis and Impact team currently leads the implementation and the development of Afghanistan-related activities of swisspeace.

Your tasks:

  • Contribute to swisspeace’s work in the framework of the Peacebuilding Analysis & Impact Program
  • Support the successful implementation of ongoing mandates and projects geared towards increasing partner organisations’ and clients’ ability to integrate conflict sensitivity into their operations
  • Contribute in particular to the implementation of on-going projects in Afghanistan and support the further development of swisspeace’s portfolio and partnerships in the country
  • Assist in implementing capacity building measures and trainings on conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity and measuring impact

Your profile:

  • Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline
  • Strong interest in peacebuilding and the role of international aid in conflict transformation
  • 1-2 years of experience in peacebuilding or in supporting the implementation of development projects in contexts of conflict and fragility. Field experience is a strong asset
  • Proven familiarity with Afghanistan through working experience, studies or research
  • Knowledge of institutions working in peacebuilding or international aid
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Fluency in German or French and knowledge of Dari and/or Pashtu are assets
  • Ability and willingness for international travel, including to conflict countries
  • Strong team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines

Our offer:

  • Good working conditions, flexible office hours and an attractive work place in the heart of Bern resp. Basel (move of main office to Basel in 2019)
  • An inspiring job in an attractive and international field of work with political relevance
  • A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international institution

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 2 November 2018. Applicants should preferably hold a valid work permit for Switzerland or be a citizen of an EU/EFTA country.

Please send your application to mentioning ‘Junior Program Officer PAI’ in the subject line. More information can be found at or received via telephone at +41 31 330 12 12.

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