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Community Peace Builder - Full-Time

  • Organization: NP - Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: Closed

About Us

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work with people affected by violent conflicts to enhance their security and dignity through unarmed civilian protection (UCP). We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath and to help transform the world’s response to conflict situations.

Job Summary

This is full time (40 hours/week) position and will serve on the U.S. program team, with responsibilities primarily in the North Minneapolis area. NP in the Twin Cities is relocating to North Minneapolis in the coming months and this position will be based at the new office and in the North community more generally. The goal of the position is to increase awareness of using nonviolence to resolve conflict, to illustrate how nonviolent and unarmed approaches are skills that can be taught to others, and to reach out to people of influence in local community to create positive change related to ongoing conflicts. This may include representing NP at local community events, providing training to community members interested in enhancing their skills, and mentoring young people who may be at risk or feeling pressure to use violence rather than nonviolence to resolve conflicts in their schools and neighborhoods. The position will have guidance and support from the NP program team and their direct supervisor. 

Job Responsibilities

Community Capacity Enhancement

  • Supporting and providing training and guidance to community, especially youth, on unarmed civilian protection
  • Provide example of skills needed to reduce tensions that could lead to violent acts
  • Create opportunities for community members to put their training into use through providing presence at community events or other activities coordinated by NP
  • Participate in community assessment to better understand points of tension, community awareness and strengths to help build coalition for increased safety in community

Community Outreach/Networking

  • In collaboration with NP, identify influential community members and elected officials to meet with to discuss unarmed civilian protection and program goals of NP
  • Identify ways NP could implement unarmed civilian protection in local community and help make it happen
  • Representing NP at community meetings, events, and networking such as 1:1s and on the ground engagement

Commitment to NP Principles 

  • All NP employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s guiding principles: 
  • Nonviolence
  • Non-partisanship
  • Primacy of local actors
  • Civilian-to-civilian action
  • Know and understand the NP mandate, principles and values and actively commit to upholding and advocating for them
  • Serve as a community role model for peaceful co-existence and nonviolence, and support the image of the organization during all protection and community engagement activities

Required Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the safety and security of civilians, human rights and racial justice
  • Two years’ work/volunteer experience, preferably with a non-profit, civil society organization or community-based organization or group
  • Excellent communication skillsand promptness in correspondence
  • Hybrid work schedule with minimum three days in office 
  • Independent Judgement/Analysis: 
  • Ability to manage information with discretion 
  • Ability to set priorities, solve problems and analyze data 
  • Ability to think critically and problem-solve creatively
  • Interpersonal: 
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proven ability to build relationships 
  • Ability to work independently and as member of a team
  • Information Technology: 
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite 
  • Proficiency with Zoom, Skype, Signal and other similar software 

Desired Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience with youth as mentor or trainer
  • Experience with unarmed civilian protection programming
  • Knowledge of and interest in peacebuilding, peacemaking and/or peacekeeping 

Special Notice:

Nonviolent Peaceforce is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity. 

We believe that systemic inequality disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), people from working-class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. Because NP believes that these communities must be centered in the work we do in reducing violence arising due to racism, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. 

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector. 

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