PeaceNexus is a Swiss-based Foundation established in 2009. We provide a range of capacity building services with the objective of strengthening the effectiveness of organizations that play a role in building peace. We multiply the peacebuilding impact of our partners through organizational development for peacebuilding champions developing capacities for conflict sensitivity, and supporting multi-actor dialogue to develop solutions to local peacebuilding problems. We focus on the Central Asian region, where we work with local partners who are well positioned to address specific conflict risks. We also work with a smaller number of international organizations who carry particular influence in shaping international peacebuilding policy and practice in support of local peacebuilding processes.
The trainee should have completed an undergraduate degree. A post-graduate degree in a relevant field and peace-building relevant work experience is an asset. The working language of PeaceNexus is English and strong communication skills in English and Russian are essential. Other languages are an asset.
The work requires strong analytical skills and an interest in and knowledge of conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Applicants will be required to demonstrate these competences in the application process.
PeaceNexus is looking for a committed trainee to provide assistance to project development, implementation, and reporting.
The trainee will have the following responsibilities:
Research and writing support for the context analysis on CA and the focus countries
Support the PN team in the implementation of selected projects with partners
Research and analysis related to project implementation
Writing minutes of working meetings
Office administration and assistance in accounting
Modalities Trainee shall work full time. PeaceNexus will pay 300 USD per month and will provide professional supervision and guidance as well as tailored learning opportunities.
Application process: Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a written exercise and attend an interview.
Please send your CV with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2019, with the subject line: Application Traineeship First Name Last Name, and include recommendations from professors and/or former employers.
About the company:
PeaceNexus www.peacenexus.org is an operational foundation based in Switzerland. It provides a range of capacity building services with the objective of strengthening the effectiveness of organizations that play a role in building peace. Its service areas include organizational development for peacebuilding champions; developing organizational capacities for conflict sensitivity, and supporting inclusive dialogue with business to develop solutions to local peacebuilding challenges. PeaceNexus provides support to international partners as well as local partners in its focus regions of West Africa, Central Asia, Western Balkans and South East Asia (Myanmar).PeaceNexus has been working in Kyrgyzstan since 2013, supporting the UN and civil society organizations to be more effective peacebuilding actors. In 2017 we extended our support to government agencies and private sector actors to strengthen their capacity to address conflict risks.