The Youth Peacemaker Network (YPN) in Mexico is undertaken by the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), in partnership with the Western Union Foundation, Telmex Foundation and Ericsson, to empower young people as leaders of peace and development in their communities through a unique mix of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, mediation, life skills, ICT training, vocational training, and youth-led community projects as well as programs promoting peace through the arts and sports.
WPDI is an international nonprofit organization founded by UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker, with the mission of helping societies affected by destructive conflicts and gang violence transform into safer and more-productive communities. Since its inception in 2012, WPDI has created and managed peacebuilding programs in Uganda, Mexico, South Sudan, the United States, and South Africa. WPDI collaborates with a range of local and international, public and private partners to support its mission.
The YPN in Mexico will provide education and training for youth in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and life-skills coaching as well as ICT and vocational skills. Additionally, the program will empower local communities through a series of peacebuilding activities including community projects, the establishment of Community Learning Centers, film screenings, and infrastructure building.
The role of the conflict resolution expert will be to lead the peacebuilding and conflict resolution trainings of WPDI in Mexico and work as a country mediator for the YPN program.
Under the overall authority and direct supervision of the Director of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative and in close collaboration with the Program Manager of WPDI in Tijuana, the incumbent will lead the peacebuilding and conflict resolution trainings of WPDI in Mexico and work as a country mediator for the program, and provide operational advice and decision-making support at the organization’s field office in Tijuana.
The Peacebuilding and Conflict-resolution expert will be required to work out of WPDI office in Tijuana, Mexico or such other location as WPDI may request from time to time such as our office in Chiapas. In order to effectively perform his/her duties, the Peacebuilding and Conflict-resolution Expert may be required to travel domestically and internationally for business purposes from time to time.
Education: Advanced university degree in peace studies, economics, finance, business, development, international affairs, political science or related areas covered by the work of the organization
Language: Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish.
Experience: At least 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience with preferably professional and field-based experience in peacebuilding, education, project implementation and youth empowerment or a related field in northern Uganda; keen interest in working with youth leaders; proven ability to work efficiently, under pressure, and in multicultural environment. Recognized experience in leadership and proven ability in driving economic managing programs and activities, relations with high-ranking officials, with adequate knowledge and attention to political sensitivity. Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation Planning
Competencies: Proven research and analytical skills; good computer skills in all aspects of MS Office and including web content management and data base software; ability to work independently on delegated tasks; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills for effective reporting on programmatic and financial activities
Interested applicants, who hold Mexican citizenship, are invited to submit a cover letter (in English and referencing the Job Announcement) accompanied by a full resume stating details of educational qualifications and working experience, home and office telephone numbers, and a writing sample in English by applying below.
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