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Technical Officer III, Preventing Violent Extremism and Conflict & Youth Engagement

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPD) supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CSPD works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness by building its capacity to:

  • Engage with local government to increase its responsiveness to citizen needs;
  • Solve community problems, engage youth in civic affairs, and provide needed services to citizens;
  • Advocate for social justice, democratic reforms, human rights, and effective policies,
  • Produce media, including online, radio, and television content, to promote social dialogue and tolerance; and
  • Promote peaceful solutions to conflict and support peace negotiations.

Position Description:

FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPB) currently seeks a Technical Officer Preventing Violent Conflict and Extremism & Youth Engagement to support program design, and proposal development, and to provide support and guidance to FHI 360’s programs and activities aimed at preventing violent conflict and extremism, and/or engaging and empowering vulnerable youth. The Technical Officer will also contribute to external and internal research and learning initiatives, and thought leadership in these practice areas. Additionally, s/he will be responsible for marketing and outreach efforts and relationship building with strategic partners. The relative balance of these responsibilities will shift over time, depending on Department priorities.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Enhance FHI 360’s technical capacity in preventing violent conflict and extremism, and positive youth engagement.
  • Provide appropriate technical guidance as needed to FHI 360’s programs and activities aimed at preventing violent conflict and extremism, and/or engaging and empowering vulnerable youth.
  • Train and advise FHI 360 DC and field-based staff in preventing and countering violent extremism(P/CVE) approaches, including integrating them into the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programs in other sectors.
  • Train and advise FHI 360 DC and field-based staff on positive youth engagement approaches.
  • Contribute to internal and project-funded research and technical product development in the areas of P/CVE and positive youth engagement.


  • Track potential development opportunities in the P/CVE and youth engagement practice areas for CSPB and support the development and maintenance of strategic relationships with development partners and donors.
  • Serve as technical contributor or technical lead for select CSPB proposals for P/CVE, youth engagement, and other related programs.
  • Provide proposal inputs to other FHI 360 business units, as needed, for P/CVE and youth engagement programming approaches, across sectors.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or international equivalent in one of the following relevant fields is strongly desired: conflict analysis and resolution; international security; public administration; international development; or a related field.
  • Minimum of eight years’ relevant experience working on P/CVE, positive youth engagement, and/or peacebuilding, including USAID programming. Ideally, the experience should include at least two of the following: research and analysis, proposal development/program design, field program implementation, and training facilitation.
  • Experience working in conflict or violent extremism-affected countries preferable.
  • Fluency in French and/or Arabic preferred.
  • Experience with USAID contracts and cooperative agreements, and knowledge of USAID programming and policy objectives.
  • Must have strong supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing, editorial, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative proposals in a proactive manner.
  • Must be able to intellectually conceive, design, and articulate new approaches in the conflict-sensitive development and peacebuilding arenas.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Conflict prevention
    • Youth
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-29

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