Peacebuilding Advisor (consultant)

BASED IN: Swahili Coast Region: Kenya, Tanzania or Mozambique with the right to work in the country you are based in.  

CONTRACT DURATION: 1 year from 1st March 2023. 4-5 days per week. Possibility of extension. 

REPORTS TO: Programme Development Director 

Peaceful Change initiative is seeking an experienced peacebuilding expert on a long-term consultancy assignment to advise the implementation of a peacebuilding project in the Swahili Coast region. The project aims to support youth leadership in community peacebuilding, and seeks to understand the ways in which Swahili cultural practices enable and support peaceful cohabitation within and between communities. 

The peacebuilding advisor will be working with three academic research partners to deliver research on the intersection of youth, culture and peacebuilding. They will also advise partners on conflict sensitive approaches and ensure that project monitoring and evaluation processes capture peacebuilding impact. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a peacebuilder with excellent knowledge of the region and strong research skills to play a central role in the success of this project. You will be joining a dynamic global team, playing a leading role in representing PCi in the region and helping to grow our work here.  

More specifically, we are looking for candidates with: 

  • A post-graduate qualification in the political or social sciences. 
  • Experience delivering conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects. 
  • Excellent research skills and proven research experience. 
  • Proven experience in advising organisations on conflict sensitivity, including providing trainings and developing tools and guidance. 
  • Excellent knowledge of the Swahili Coast region, including conflict dynamics and issues around youth inclusion. 
  • Experience in developing M&E frameworks and tools for peacebuilding projects. 
  • Fluency in English. Fluency in Swahili and/or Portuguese is an asset. 
  • Willingness to model PCi’s values of inclusion, dialogue and collaboration. 

For full details of the assignment, please view the terms of reference here

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, to 

CLOSING DATE: 8th February 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Peaceful Change initiative is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to help you in your application or with our recruitment process. 

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