London, Greater London
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Peace Direct is an international charity with a big mission: to work with local people to stop violence and build sustainable peace in some of the world's most conflict affected countries. More than that, we want to change the international system so that it better supports the role that local people and communities play in preventing violence and building and sustaining peace.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Advisor with a passion for exploring questions of programme impact and learning. We're looking for a creative thinker; someone who is willing to challenge conventional M&E wisdom and practice. So if you love logframes and think they are the best tool for M&E, this is probably not the job for you. The work that our local partners do, in some of the most volatile confict affected countries around the world, doesn't fit neatly into standard MEL/MEAL frameworks, so we are looking for someone who will help us design - hand in hand with our partners - frameworks that do work for local organisations, are adaptive and not extractive. This isn't easy, particularly as we need to tread the fine line between accountability to our donors and the need to support our partners to be accountable to their communities and to be flexible and adaptive. 

We are looking for an experienced practitioner, with at least five years experience in developing learning frameworks and approaches. You will have a solid track record of supporting staff and local partners to think about impact and how to measure it in contextually appropriate ways. We are also looking for some who has a firm commitment to supporting local efforts, in exploring ways to shift power to local actors and in transforming the international system so that is more attuned to the needs and perspectives of local actors.  

Finally, we are looking for someone who is creative, calm and adaptable even under the most challenging of circumstances. The work we support around the world is based in some of the most volatile contexts, and things often don't go according to plan. We are looking for people who thrive under these situations.

While the post is based in our London office, we have closed our office due to Covid and do not expect to reopen it until June 2021. Therefore the successful candidate will be expected to work from home for the first few months of the year at least. 

Peace Direct strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, and we are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group, DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.

The deadline for applications is 21st March 2021. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered. The application form and Job Description are available on Peace Direct’s website. 

Peace Direct works hard to ensure its staff have a good work life balance and feel valued. Some of the benefits we have include:

  • 25 days annual leave not including the office closing between Christmas and New Year.
  • Stakeholder Pension with Peace Direct contributing 6%
  • An interest free season ticket loan for the purchase of a commuter season ticket
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave pay (12 weeks full pay, 12 weeks half pay)
  • Training budget available for all staff (we have secured ‘Investors in People’ accreditation and are committed to the development and support of all staff).
  • A warm and friendly work environment!
More about Peace Direct
Peace Direct

Peace Direct works with local people and organisations around the world to stop violence and build sustainable peace. Our long term vision is o... Read more

Refreshed on: 12 March 2021
Closed date: 21 March 2021
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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