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Program Officer/ Senior Program Officer for the Women PeaceMakers Program

  • full-time job
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Jul 30, 2017

KrocIPJ Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

Senior/Program Officer for the Women PeaceMakers Program

Job Announcement

Lead the program and a network that have the power to transform international peacebuilding. The Kroc School’s Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is seeking a driven, creative Program Officer/Senior Program Officer (PO/SPO) to lead an exciting new chapter of its internationally-renowned Women PeaceMakers program and the Women Waging Peace network.


For fourteen years we have learned from and with women leaders who are transforming their societies, ending cycles of violence, and creating more stable, secure and peaceful communities. In 2017, the Women PeaceMakers Program will extend and deepen its engagement with women leading peace efforts, offering a 10-month fellowship, grant support, new international opportunities, and a new focus on strengthening collaborations between local women peacebuilders and international partners. The PO/SPO will manage the annual program and, with a team, develop cutting-edge, applied learning together with the PeaceMakers that creates real impact and builds a community of practice around this innovative approach to peacebuilding.


In Fall 2017, we are excited that the IPJ will become the new home of the Women Waging Peace network, the premier global network of women peace leaders. The PO/SPO will lead the design and implementation of a strategic plan that fully integrates the network into IPJ’s mission and maximizes the network’s benefit for its 1000+ members.


We are seeking a smart, ambitious, and enterprising peacebuilding professional with a minimum of 3-5+ years of established experience designing and leading peacebuilding programs or programs in a related field (SPO 5+ years and additional qualifications). The ideal PO/SPO will have a graduate degree in the field, a deep knowledge of the theory and practice of gender and peacebuilding, extensive program design and management experience and proven fundraising skills. The position is based at the beautiful University of San Diego campus and will require regular domestic and international travel, therefore previous international experience is considered a strong plus. Compensation includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits and being part of a dynamic team and rich learning environment at the Kroc School.


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