International Peace Lovelace Fellow
Status: 35 hours per week, nonexempt
Application Deadline: October 4th, 2021
For consideration, please attach your Cover Letter and Resume to the online application in addition to answering the Application Questions.
The International Programs (IP) fellow will work closely with the IP staff to provide programmatic, administrative and organizational support to further the peacebuilding goals articulated in AFSC’s strategic plan. This includes support for Under the Mask project and global peacebuilding convening through the Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP).
The Just Peace goals include a vision for high-impact peacebuilding, to change the narrative around militarism and violence, the development and popular acceptance of alternatives to violence, influencing key decision‐makers and non‐traditional allies globally to choose peaceful transformation of conflict, protecting civic rights, amplifying civil society and building social cohesion.
Summary of Principal Responsibilities
The fellow will support Under the Mask, a project dedicated to protect civic space during COVID-19 and beyond. They will support country and regional offices in keeping up with best practices and innovation around peacebuilding and civic rights. The fellow will also support the international program unit in various capacities as AFSC starts to implement its 10-year strategic plan.
Key tasks include:
- Track and monitor existing and emerging resources, innovations and best practices around peacebuilding and civic rights and building a resource management system.
- Manage and monitor the Under the Mask website, provide analytics report, and ensure quality website content and presentation.
- Develop case studies, online tools, events, learning sessions and presentation with IP staff.
Work with IP Associate General Secretary and unit team, Regional Directors and program staff , to support information, knowledge management (via Star Café and SharePoint), and training activities around AFSC’s peacebuilding goals.
- Support virtual convening logistics including providing technical support using online communication platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams); identifying translation needs; communicating and coordinating with participants, facilitators, or panelists; and supporting the monitoring and reporting of virtual events.
- Work with the M&E Advisor and IP regions to provide timely, effective, and relevant training and guidance to staff on peacebuilding and social justice MEL practices and processes.
- Support the IP team to design and develop content for the internal newsletters and communications.
- Develop tools and best practices for the methodologies named in strategic plan related to peacebuilding.
- Take notes during team meetings and share key points and actions items discussed.
Fellow Learning Goals
The fellow will gain capacity in the following areas:
- Enhance skills for developing tools and research that produce high quality, actionable and shareable information.
- Learn essential skills for operationalizing strategic goals in a nonprofit program management context.
- Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in designing effective peace and civic rights programs for the transformation of systems of oppression around the world.
- Drafting and finalizing professional reports and presentations
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and presentation
- Program approaches in peacebuilding thematic areas: migration, political and organized violence, business and peace, election violence prevention, and overall approach on changing the narrative on militarism
- Cross-cultural communications with staff
- International non-profit program management and culture
- Innovative international peacebuilding initiatives and strategies
- Strong reading, writing, and analytical abilities.
- Graduate degree or equivalent in professional experience in research, writing or media.
- Strong research skills and the ability to distill key points/themes out of large amounts of information.
- Strong skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based platforms.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team.
- Excellent oral and written English language skills, including the ability to clearly document work and write reports.
- Ability to prioritize workload and yet remain flexible to shifting needs.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities.
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff and demonstrated cultural sensitivity.
Other Required Skills and Abilities:
- Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research and analysis a plus.
- International non-profit experience a plus. Experience living and working in the Global South.
- Experience in designing or facilitating trainings (in person or online) a plus.
- Fluency in one other United Nations language desirable.
- Ability to prioritize workload and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities.
- Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
Compensation: $40,000 plus medical benefits
Start in mid-October 2021, through September 2022.
The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.
The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.
To apply, please find the blue Apply Now button. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.