Conflict Policy Adviser (m/f/d)

Saferworld 2-3y Junior Level  Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 6 Nov 2019

Job Description

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis.

Conflict Policy Adviser (m/f/d)

The focus of this post is to:

  • Engage with the EU and its member states on peacebuilding issues;
  • Encourage power-holders in Europe and elsewhere to consider how their migration, counter-terror, stabilisation and security engagements impacts on conflict dynamics;
  • Encourage responses addressing drivers of conflict and promoting peace, human rights and development;
  • Play a leading role in shaping and strengthening Saferworld’s international policy and advocacy work on conflict issues, ensuring a strong voice for conflict-affected people and peacebuilding perspectives in key international peace and security debates and decision-making processes;
  • Develop and deliver strategies and projects in the area of peacebuilding responses to crises and threats, with a focus on migration controls, as well as on counter-terrorism, stabilisation and relevant global conflict policy processes. Help to ensure a strong voice for Saferworld’s regional programmes and partners in international peace and security debates and decision-making processes.

The Adviser will help advance Saferworld’s work on peacebuilding responses to crises and threats, with a particular focus in the immediate term in shaping our policy and advocacy agenda regarding securitised responses to irregular migration and their implications for peace, rights and governance overseas. Our past work on this theme identifies several challenges and suggests the need for new, more effective and sustainable strategies that are more focused on peacebuilding and promoting human rights. This work is closely connected to our wider agenda of research and advocacy regarding international stabilisation, counter-terror and countering/preventing violent extremism efforts and their impacts on peace, rights and governance in relevant contexts.

The person we are looking for will have a track record of working on peacebuilding, governance and/or human rights in at least two contexts significantly affected by violent conflict, terror threats, repression, forced displacement and/or human rights abuses – preferably in MENA/the Sahel. S/he will a commitment to improving international engagement in conflict-affected contexts and experience-based ideas as to how this can be achieved.

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Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019.

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