Policy and Advocacy Assistant
The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a nonpartisan network of 130+ organizations working in 181 countries to end violent conflict and build peace. Our members include some of the world’s largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and most influential humanitarian and faith-based groups. We build coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.
AfP is seeking a part-time, dynamic Policy & Advocacy Assistant to support our vital Policy and Advocacy work. Duties will primarily include support to AfP’s Policy & Advocacy team and initiatives. The Policy & Advocacy Assistant will also provide general assistance to the P&A team, such as communications to AfP members, drafting policy-related letters and statements, updating the website and AfP’s Digests, supporting research on policy initiatives, and other tasks as needed.
The Policy & Advocacy Assistant position is 20 hours a week and will accommodate a flexible schedule. The proposed timeframe is June – August 2021. This is a paid position.
AfP is working remotely for the foreseeable future. Should AfP return to its office in Washington, DC during the summer of 2021, the Policy and Advocacy Assistant may be asked to join staff in-person depending on the global health situation.
- Undergraduate or graduate (preferred) student studying international affairs, conflict resolution, or a related subject;
- Previous professional workplace experience;
- Excellent writing skills and attention to detail;
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines;
- Enthusiasm for and commitment to AfP’s mission of harnessing collective action for peace;
- Proactive, independent, and team-oriented work ethic;
- Strong computer and social media skills, including administering Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn accounts; and
- Knowledge and familiarity with Congress Plus, Canva, Photoshop, and InDesign a plus.
Please send a cover letter (citing PCDN as the source of the posting) , resume, a writing sample, and list of three references to [email protected]. Each attachment should be labeled “Last name, First name – [Document type].” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will be filled as soon as a well-qualified person is identified.
As peacebuilders committed to social justice, we believe that drivers of violent conflict disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society—including people of color, people from lower-income backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is an EEO Employer
As an equal opportunity employer, AfP recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact [email protected] for assistance. We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process. Only those applicants who meet required qualifications will be considered. Those selected for further discussions will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only; no phone calls please. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, as the AfP does not sponsor work visas.