Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organization that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with civil society, governments and international organizations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.
Under our 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, we:
· Strengthen people’s security and justice
· Challenge gender norms that drive conflict
· Encourage inclusive and just transitions to peace
· Promote global peace and security, and
· Support conflict-sensitive international engagement in conflict contexts.
The US remains the pre-eminent power in an era of profound insecurity and geopolitical division. Deep bipartisan divides underpin huge dilemmas over how the US should define its global role and deal with international conflicts and threats. Saferworld believes all administrations should use the US’s great military, economic and political power to prevent conflict and build peace.
The focus of this post is to help to ensure an influential voice for Saferworld in US peace and security debates and decision-making processes. As the US is perhaps the most significant actor on global security and conflict issues, this is an important role. Our strategy needs to reflect how conflict policies are made in the US and how best Saferworld’s peacebuilding perspective, experience and analysis can be fed into them. Themes for engagement will include crisis management and military intervention, counter-terrorism (CT), countering/preventing violent extremism (C/PVE), stabilization, forced displacement and migration, gender norms that drive and perpetuate conflict, and defense, security and intelligence cooperation (including arms trade and arms proliferation).
We are seeking to attract an individual to help us build understanding of what drives conflict, and how to solve it, from the perspective of people living through it. Applicants must be talented, committed, experienced individuals ready to help us change the conversation, as we work to build demand for – and practical uptake of – peacebuilding options for resolving crises and threats.
Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications promptly as they will be assessed on a rolling basis.