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Programme Management and Development Support Officer

Location: Geneve, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 04/08/2019 11:59 pm

Interpeace aims to improve lives by preventing conflict and building lasting peace. The Programme Management and Development Support Officer is a member of the Programme Management Unit which implements all of Interpeace’s active and ongoing programmes around the world. The Officer is expected to contribute specifically by undertaking background research, drafting, report and proposal writing, preparation of presentations and other duties such as record-keeping as directed. In addition, the Officer contributes practically towards ensuring smooth transitions between the programme development and programme implementation phases of peacebuilding fieldwork by designing and supporting the execution of transition/hand-over plans including contributing administrative support when required.

For full details about the vacancy Programme Management and Development Support Officer, kindly follow the link. 

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Chercheur Principal

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Interpeace est une organisation internationale de consolidation de la paix qui soutient des initiatives de consolidation de la paix menées localement dans le monde entier. Interpeace adapte son approche à chaque société et veille à ce que son action soit menée localement. Dans le cadre de son engagement accru au Burkina Faso, Interpeace propose de réaliser une analyse de conflit et de la résilience participative suivie d’un programme pilote de consolidation de la paix.  Ce projet s’inscrit également dans une stratégie globale d’accroissement de l’engagement d’Interpeace dans la région du Sahel. Pour ce faire, Interpeace recrute deux Chercheurs Principaux compétent(e) et motivé(e) pour conduire la mise en œuvre des activités de la recherche action participative des causes profondes des conflits et des facteurs de résilience a la violence au Burkina Faso.

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est ouvert jusqu’à ce que le poste soit pourvu

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Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer for the Mali Programme

Location: Bamako, Mali

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. The Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer for Mali will be responsible for leading the processes of design, monitoring and evaluation as well as learning for the country programme Mali as agreed by both Interpeace and its local partner in Mali. The MEL should be the key resource person for the Mali Programme Team in terms of design, monitoring and evaluation as well as learning. Applications are on rolling basis. 

For full details about this vacancy, Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Officer for the Mali Programme kindly follow the link. 

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Finance Support Officer

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Application Contact: (recruitment@interpeace.org)
Application Deadline: 10/07/2019 12:00 pm

The Finance Support Officer is a member of the finance section of the Global Operations Unit which encompasses Finance, Administration, Internal Audit, IT and HR.  The Global Operations Unit is led from the Headquarters Office in Geneva, although team members are based in different locations around the world. Under regular supervision from the Finance Officer, the Finance Support Officer works closely with administration staff, programme staff and partners staff to create a more efficient and effective Finance function for an agile, responsive and performing Interpeace.

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Request for Proposals – Conflict Transformation Trainer

Location: Agadir, Morocco
Application Deadline: 11/04/2019 11:00 pm

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion.

Over the last decade, relations between authorities and civil society have grown increasingly complex in Morocco. Pending faster legal implementation of the 2011 liberal reforms, citizens have turned away from traditional political parties and NGOs, previously perceived as the main mediators and interlocutors in discussions with the government. Instead, many have turned to social media and new figures of online activism to get their political and social messages across. This trend was confirmed during the Hirak , a social protest movement deployed across Morocco in 2016 and 2017. This event highlighted the polarization between the government and some union movements around sensitive socio-economic issues, and the need to jointly define new mechanisms for dialogue. In a context of social unrest and reduction of civic space, Moroccan civil society groups need to promote constructive dialogue with the regime while ensuring their role as counter-powers.

It is within this context that Interpeace has developed an initiative aimed at enhancing social dialogue in Morocco through strengthening the capacities in conflict transformation of a selection of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). More concretely, the project aims to 1) increase their knowledge, skills and integration of key conflict transformation approaches and tools in their practice; 2) enable them to develop a mutual understanding of their respective actions and increase their levels of collaboration; and 3) help them engage in a constructive dialogue with Moroccan authorities.

To do so, Interpeace will facilitate trainings and workshops for the actors involved in the project to meet, share experiences and learn from each other. Interpeace will also work with each of these organizations to identify their challenges and key competencies to develop, both in organizational development and methodological and behavioural in conflict transformation, dialogue and facilitation.

Please follow the link provided to learn more about the technical requirements, and to read the full Terms of Reference to apply for Request for Proposals - Conflict Transformation Trainer.

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Chargé de Projet pour le Maroc

Location: Toutes villes au Maroc, Morocco
Application Deadline: 22/01/2019 11:55 pm

Le/la Chargé(e) de Projet est membre de l’unité de Gestion des Programmes, qui soutient la conception, la mise en place et le suivi de tous les programmes d’Interpeace à travers le monde. L’unité de Gestion des Programmes est dirigée par le/la Directeur(rice) de l’unité à Genève. Les membres de l’équipe sont basés dans différents endroits du monde, et notamment en Suisse, en Côte d’Ivoire, au Kenya et en Tunisie.

Le/la Chargé(e) de Projet opérera au Maroc sous la supervision régulière du/de la Responsable des programmes pour le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord.

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Programme Manager

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
Application Deadline: 20/09/2018 11:59 pm

Interpeace has been implementing a peacebuilding programme in Burundi since 2007 and it’s looking to fill the post of Programme Manager for Burundi.

The Programme Manager – Burundi is a member of the core programmatic team for Interpeace’s work in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa. He / she will report to the Great Lakes Coordinator and will collaborate closely with the other members of the team in the overall management of the Burundi programmes: the Regional Director; the Great Lakes Coordinator; the Great Lakes Policy Lead and Rwanda Program Officer; and the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) officer.

The Programme Manager is responsible for working with the local partners and donors to ensure that the programmes are well planned in their content, captured throughout their delivery and strategically disseminated to donors and other key stakeholders to optimize its impact.

For further information about the position, Programme Manager, please follow the link. 

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Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 05/09/2018 11:59 pm

Reporting to the President, the VP/COO is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organization, optimizing Interpeace’s performance and executing the organisational strategy to achieve Interpeace’s strategic objectives.

The VP/COO harmonises and aligns the operating strategies and plans of all Interpeace functions (i.e. programme implementation, programme development, policy, learning and knowledge management, strategic partnership management, finance, human resources, communications, information technology and administration) to the strategic plan of the organization. S/he manages the coordinated and integrated execution of the latter and in alignment with Interpeace’s strategic direction and core values.

The VP/COO takes direction and priorities from the President and manages the Global Management Team (GMT) to implement initiatives and strategic imperatives required to build and achieve greater organisational agility, responsiveness and operational excellence.

Duties and responsibilities 

The VP/COO raises the level of accountability, transparency, performance, agility, and responsiveness of the organization. More specifically, the VP/COO

  • Oversees the organizational development and enforces frameworks that achieve the standards of excellence of a well-managed and responsibly governed organization
  • Is responsible for achieving and surpassing the strategic goals of the functions under his/her purview
  • Coordinates the process of design, implementation and periodic review of the operational and programmatic frameworks, policies and strategies
  • Is responsible for the measurement and collective performance of the functions under her/his purview and reports to the President on the programmatic and operational performance of the organization
  • Briefs the President and ensures the President is kept regularly informed, on ongoing trends and developments of Interpeace’s work
  • Facilitates organizational adaptation and change through effective development of integrated risk and threat assessment frameworks
  • Assesses the organisational capacity to implement initiatives pursuant to Interpeace’s strategic goals, measuring and evaluating the programmatic, financial, human and operational implications of key opportunities
  • Develops a culture of high performance and professional development at Interpeace
  • Monitors and manages compliance with local laws, donor rules and regulations, enforces the organisation’s internal policies and procedures, and makes recommendations on policy changes to the President
  • Approves exceptions to Interpeace’s internal policies and procedures

For more information about the position, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, please follow the link. 

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Regional Director for West Africa

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Application Deadline: 15/07/2018 11:59 pm

The Regional Director (RD) plays the central role in directing, positioning, developing and coordinating Interpeace’s programmes and activities in the West Africa region. The Regional Director’s position in the decentralized structure of Interpeace is responsible for ensuring coherence between the West Africa Office (WAO)’s strategy and the global Interpeace vision and its implementation. The RD provides leadership for the positioning of Interpeace as a legitimate and credible peacebuilding organisation in the region.

While Interpeace is currently undergoing an institutional review process aimed at strengthening its internal model of operations, the RD will, in close coordination with the WAO Management Team and DDG, s/he leads the strategic support of all on-going and new programmes in the region through the establishment of a diverse, competent, integrated and supportive team.

Mirroring the Interpeace Strategic Management Team (SMT), the WAO Management Team (MT) serves as a participatory decision-making body on strategic issues which strives for consensus in decision-making.
The RD leads the fundraising efforts for the region and is responsible for maintaining strong relations with Interpeace’s key external partners and stakeholders at the national and regional levels. S/he is responsible of positioning Interpeace at the regional level by drawing upon Interpeace’s practitioner perspective and/or Interpeace’s operational practice.

The Regional Director is the strategic link between Interpeace and the different engagement/ programmes within the region. As such, the RD will collaborate with the other senior members in the overall management of the programmes. S/he directs the programmatic functions of the regional office, collaborates with the CFO and Director of Administration in managing the administrative and financial functions of the regional office to ensure greatest support and accountability for the work of Interpeace in the region. The Regional Director, in coordination with the MT, is responsible for effectively monitoring the realization of the WAO vision and its related strategic targets plans and annual budgets of the programme of work in the region.

The Regional Director reports directly to the Deputy Director-General. The Regional Director serves as a member of Interpeace’s Strategic Management Team (SMT).

For further information about the position Regional Director for West Africa, please follow the link. 

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Videos

Au-delà de l’idéologie et de l’appât du gain: trajectoires des jeunes vers la violence.

L’idéologie ou le chômage n’expliquent pas l’engagement des jeunes dans de nouvelles formes de violence. Contrairement aux idées largement acceptées, la recherche d’Interpeace démontre en effet que ces éléments se révèlent être des facteurs largement secondaires.

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Portraits croisés | Dynamiques de conflit & résilience dans la zone de Koro-Bankass (Mopti)

La région du Centre du Mali, bien que restée depuis la crise de 2012 largement en marge de la mobilisation internationale et gouvernementale – focalisée principalement sur les régions du Nord – fait depuis quelques mois l’objet d’une attention croissante. 
Mais certains espaces de cette région du Centre du pays commencent à inquiéter un nombre grandissant de Maliens, sans pour autant retenir l’attention nécessaire. C’est notamment le cas de la zone composée par les cercles de Koro et de Bankass, dans la région de Mopti, qui voient une multiplication d’acteurs armés actifs et d’incidents violents dans ses environs.
Face à ce constat, l’Institut Malien de Recherche Action pour la Paix (IMRAP), en partenariat avec Interpeace, ont entrepris de développer une analyse plus approfondie de la zone de Koro-Bankass, dans la région de Mopti, en tentant de comprendre les dynamiques locales structurant la conflictualité dans la zone, de même que les dynamiques de résilience.
À l’invitation du Programme pour la stabilisation et les opérations de paix du Gouvernement du Canada, cette analyse vise à accompagner les acteurs nationaux et internationaux désireux d’intervenir dans la zone. Elle entend leur permettre de le faire d’une manière plus sensible aux conflits, et d’adopter une démarche axée sur la résilience locale – et ce, qu’ils envisagent des actions visant directement à influencer et diminuer les conflits, ou simplement à mener des projets de développement de manière responsable et durable.

Pour accéder à la vidéo Portraits croisés | Dynamiques de conflit & résilience dans la zone de Koro-Bankass (Mopti), veuillez suivre le lien.

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Policy and Research Papers

Renforcement de la confiance entre les populations civiles et les forces de défense et de sécurité: diagnostic et solutions pour une paix durable au Mali

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L’histoire du Mali, de l’époque précoloniale jusqu’à aujourd’hui, est parsemée de conflits non résolus se réactivant de façon périodique. Cependant, les Maliens consultés dans le cadre du processus de dialogue mené par l’IMRAP et Interpeace depuis 2013 ont exprimé que, plus encore que les conflits eux-mêmes, c’est leur récurrence qui semble, aux yeux des populations, constituer le principal obstacle à la paix. Récurrence qui s’explique en grande partie par les limites et les défaillances dans les modes de gestion et de résolution des conflits déployés. Cependant, s’il apparait que les mécanismes de gestion et de résolutions des conflits sont au cœur de la problématique de la récurrence de ces conflits, la situation actuelle d’insécurité chronique qui prévaut dans certaines régions du Mali doit, aux yeux des Maliens, être résolue en priorité. Lors de la Conférence nationale de Janvier 2015 organisée par l’IMRAP et Interpeace les populations tout comme les membres des Forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) ont, au cours des consultations ayant mené à l’Autoportrait du Mali sur les obstacles à la paix , mis au jour une grave crise de confiance entre les populations et leur système de sécurité. Cette crise de confiance, et le manque de collaboration qui en découle, expliquent en partie à la fois l’incapacité actuelle des FDS à faire face à l’urgence de la situation sécuritaire et les raisons profondes qui ont mené à la crise de 2012 et à l’impasse actuelle.

Néanmoins, aux yeux des populations maliennes comme des membres des FDS, la simple présence de ces dernières ne saurait mettre fin à l’insécurité chronique. Les tensions liées au retour de l’Armée malienne dans les régions précédemment occupées dans la foulée de l’intervention française de 2013, la complexité de la mise en œuvre des dispositions de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation ayant trait à la sécurité – cantonnement, intégration des ex-combattants ou patrouilles mixtes par exemple – ou encore les importantes difficultés rencontrées par les casques bleus de la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) dans la poursuite de leur mandat en attestent.

La Conférence nationale a donc établi en janvier 2015 que la priorité immédiate devrait être de chercher à mettre fin à l’insécurité chronique. Elle a jugé que pour ce faire, la méthodologie axée sur le dialogue libre et inclusif propre à l’IMRAP et Interpeace, de même que l’ouverture manifestée par des éléments des Forces de défense et de sécurité, pouvaient offrir une opportunité porteuse.

L’objectif de cette publication d'IMRAP et d’Interpeace est d’engager toutes les composantes de la société malienne dans un processus de réflexion autour des solutions possibles en vue de contribuer au rétablissement/ renforcement de la confiance entre les Forces de défense et de sécurité et les populations civiles du Mali. Cet objectif nécessite le recours à une méthodologie appropriée pour assurer l’inclusivité du processus et son appropriation par les Maliens.

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Etude sur les Aspirations des Jeunes pour le Burundi de demain

L'une des principales conclusions de cette recherche du CENAP et d'Interpeace, est que les jeunes burundais considèrent la paix comme leur principale priorité, souhaitant vivre et prospérer dans un environnement paisible, sans avoir à se soucier de leur sécurité.

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Analyse locale des dynamiques de conflit et de résilience dans les cercles d’Ansongo, Bourem et Gao

La région de Gao est au centre d’une crise multidimensionnelle ayant frappé le Mali depuis 2012. Les populations de Gao ont vécu une série d’événements importants du début de la rébellion, avec le départ de l’Etat, l’occupation de la région et l’intervention militaire qui a suivi. La compréhension des facteurs historiques, des enjeux communautaires et les dynamiques conflictuelles dans les trois cercles de la région de Gao - Ansongo, Bourem et Gao – est fondamentale pour l’apport de solutions inclusives et durables. De même, la confiance entre les acteurs engagés dans la résolution de la crise (nationaux mais aussi les nombreux acteurs internationaux présents) et les populations locales reste cruciale pour l’application de ces solutions.

Ce rapport, issu d’un processus de recherche participative de plus de quinze (15) mois, a comme vocation de faire remonter les opinions de toutes les couches de la population de Gao et de proposer aux acteurs, tant nationaux qu’internationaux œuvrant dans la région, une analyse approfondie de la situation actuelle et du contexte des dynamiques locales.

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Women’s participation in the defense and security forces in Mali: A vehicle for trust

One of the main obstacles to peace in Mali is the recurrence of unresolved conflicts. This has largely been due to limitations and failures in conflict management and conflict resolution methods applied by state and non-state actors throughout Mali’s history. According to Malians consulted through dialogue processes led by IMRAP and Interpeace, most citizens do not feel consulted by national, regional and local resolution processes and feel abandoned by the state. Consequently, communities often lack trust in government institutions and their representatives, such as the defense and security forces (DSF).

In addition to this, women are lacking participation in governance and decision-making spheres. Paradoxically, it is especially women who play a key role in fueling and resolving conflicts in Mali, particularly outside of the formal spheres. Therefore, it is essential to improve women’s participation in Mali’s security apparatus in order to foster trust between civilians and DSF.

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Beyond Social Pressure and Institutional Barriers: The Role of Women in Decision-Making in Guinea-Bissau

This report developed by Voz di Paz - Initiative for Peacebuilding and Interpeace wants to show the true picture of women involved in decision-making in Guinea-Bissau. It aims to contribute to a better understanding of women’s situation in this domain, and to document the issue in all its complexity and comprehensiveness, complementing previous analyses.

The participative and inclusive approach of this research offers new perspectives based on an intense series of interactions with a diverse set of key actors, including participants who either create, reproduce, fight against or suffer as a result of the limited participation of women in decision-making. The interviews provided the population of Guinea-Bissau with a unique opportunity to speak out, engage with each other, analyse and look for tentative solutions about this topic that concerns all Bissau-Guineans. It aims to function as a mirror reflecting various aspects of the actual situation, with their limitations and possibilities.

To access the full paper Beyond Social Pressure and Institutional Barriers: The Role of Women in Decision-Making in Guinea-Bissau, please follow the link provided.

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Healing Trauma and Building Trust and Tolerance in Rwanda

25 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, trauma healing remains a pressing public health issue in Rwanda. To help address ongoing challenges, Interpeace and NAR have implemented a psychosocial support group approach, geared at both individual healing and fostering social cohesion.
This report explores the question of how peacebuilding approaches can address deep wounds of the past, reduce trauma and psychological distress, and build resilience, forgiveness and social tolerance in a post-genocide setting like Rwanda. The data generated over the course of the programme empirically demonstrates the positive impact of psychosocial group therapy modelled on peacebuilding approaches on at least two major change aspects:

  • It effectively reduces trauma, revenge tendencies as well as anger, and builds positive psychological resilience, social trust and tolerance.
  • It effectively reduces the likelihood of participants engaging in violence and victimization and increases the likelihood of individuals engaging in formal mechanisms for formal civic participation as well as informal forms of family and interpersonal conflict resolution and mediation.

To read the full report, Healing Trauma and Building Trust and Tolerance in Rwanda, please follow the link provided. 

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Other Documents

Local ownership – An imperative for inclusive peacebuilding

Peacebuilding needs to come full circle back to its origins. In the early 1990s, when the developed world was becoming overwhelmed with a backlog of failed peace negotiations in the wake of the end of the Cold War, it was clear that without the consolidation of peace within a country, externally-driven, negotiated peace agreements could not deliver conflicted societies from the grip of violence and destruction. The concept of peacebuilding arose out of a recognition that from within a society, structures needed to be identified and supported that would strengthen and solidify peace.

This article explains how external actors must reconsider their support so that peace is built from within society, ensuring that these efforts are locally owned, in line with the fundamental tenants of peacebuilding.

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