JOB AT Peace-Building Institute (PBI) : Peace Building Team : ( Deadline : 10 May 2019 )
Background and Rationale
Rwanda’s recovery processes from the horrors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 need to be studied discussed and analyzed for sustainable peace and development. Stories of what, how, when and why it happened and aftermath consequences, as well as strategies of coping with it, need to be reviewed and revisited by youth if peace is to be durable for they are the principal instruments of social change. It is from this context that Never Again Rwanda (NAR) established the Peace-Building Institute (PBI).
The Peace-Building Institute (PBI) is one of the most expansive projects within the Peace Building Program. It is a biannual program that brings together Rwandan, regional and international university students as well as young professionals to study and examine the reconstruction efforts in post-genocide Rwanda and use the lessons learned to shape the world towards sustainable peace.
The International PBI attracts Rwandan and international participants, whereas the regional PBI is a wider platform bringing together participants from the region and across Africa. The scope of this Institute stretches to analyze genocide as a subject, its causes, history, and legacy, as well as realities that characterize post-genocide societies.
The Peace-Building Institute aims at empowering young people with skills to prevent and overcome violence and negative ethnicity. Additionally, the Institute places particular emphasis on creating awareness about the history and consequences of genocide and extreme violence. Within a period of two weeks, applicants are engaged in readings, shared set of texts, site visits, lectures and group discussions. Through these sessions, they learn skills in cross-cultural dialogue, critical thinking, analysis of complex issues and problem-solving. All of which is guided by the Institute’s theme; “creating a network of global peace ambassadors.”
Job Title : Peace Building Institute (PBI) Director
Peace Building Team : Line-managed by: Executive Director
Oversee the PBI’s planning and implementation, coordinating activities and evaluation/ impact assessment(s) of PBI activities.
Develop a sustainability strategy for PBI to work as an independent center that is self-sustaining and open to increase the number of participants and host people from diverse countries across the world.
Mobilize resources through the identification of potential partners in the region and abroad for partnerships
Conduct research in areas of peacebuilding to inform PBI’s training and tailor curriculum based on findings
Establish a regional peace journal that will publish about regional peace issues, success, strategies and early warning threats and address appropriate strategies to address those issues at regional and country levels.
Update the PBI course content in response to lessons learned from the evaluation(s) and emerging contemporary themes in various areas that hinder peace i.e.
Liase with other recognized peacebuilding training institutions in the region and abroad for experience sharing, learning, and potential partnerships as well as accreditation.
Spearhead the development of the appropriate documentation that suit the needs and interests of diverse participants
Develop the capacity of the PBI team to implement PBI activities in ways that correspond to contextual needs and requirements of PBI participants.
Organize regular engagement and reflective meetings with key resource persons including peacebuilding team, senior management and PBI facilitators for learning and improvement.
A Ph.D. in Peacebuilding, Development Studies, political Science (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area
Over 2-3 years of programme experience with 1-year specific experience working on programme management and technical aspects of peacebuilding, conflict and reconciliation processes
Professional Experience, Knowledge and Skills
Strong People Management
Interpersonal and leadership skills with sound judgment
Analytical and decision-making skills
Up-to-date knowledge of the latest development thinking on peacebuilding and reconciliation programme implementation
A track record of learning and sharing
Supporting learning and awareness-raising on peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation issues relevant to Rwanda, the regional context and wider global framework
Experience of working as a team and positively influencing change
Experience of working with a range of stakeholders including civil society government and international agencies
Willingness to travel to across the country
Excellent written and spoken English and French with good report writing and presentation skills, basic knowledge of Kiswahili will be an added advantage
Strong planning and managing skills
Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for the latest Windows application
The position is open to both National and International personnel who meet the above qualifications.
Send your applications to [email protected] not later than 10th May 2019.