We are looking for a maternity leave replacement

The International Peace Bureau (IPB) is the oldest global peace network with more than 300 member organizations and 300 individual members in over 70 countries. The IPB was founded in 1891/92. We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910).

The IPB is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Our current main programme centres on Disarmament for Sustainable Development and within this, our focus is mainly on the reallocation of military expenditure. We believe that by reducing funding for the military sector, significant amounts of money could be released for social projects, domestically or abroad, which could lead to the fulfilment of real human needs and the protection of the environment.

At the same time, we support a range of disarmament campaigns and supply data on the economic dimensions of weapons and conflicts. Our campaigning work on nuclear disarmament began already in the 1980s and continues today in various contexts. We remain committed to the goal of nuclear abolition.

The International Peace Bureau is looking for a maternity leave replacement for our campaign coordinator working from our office in Berlin from September for 8 months (30 hours per week) with the possibility for extension (an additional few months).

Main activities

To lead and implement our major programmes, through:

  • Management of projects;
  • Responsibility for budgets;
  • Organising of fundraising activities and support;
  • Coordination of relations with (international) partners;
  • Maintenance of contact databases and mailing lists;
  • Production and dissemination of newsletters and other materials;
  • Maintenance of website and social media;
  • Coordination with the other IPB offices in Geneva and Barcelona.

The successful candidate will have

  • Educational qualifications at degree level, in a relevant field such as Conflict studies, Middle Eastern studies, International relations, Politics or Law;
  • Project management skills, including relevant professional experience in a local or international non-profit organisation;
  • The ability to work responsibly under pressure and individually as well as a team member;
  • Fluency in English (including excellent writing skills) and (at least) professional working proficiency in German. Any other additional language would be an advantage;
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances; to be inventive and assertive if and when necessary;
  • The capacity and willingness to travel;
  • Eligibility to work in the EU;
  • An affinity with the work of the IPB.

Interested candidates with a profile that matches these requirements should send their CV (max 2 pages) in English to info@ipb-office.berlin

The closing date for applications is 11 July 2018.

IPB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone with skills, passion and courage to participate, especially women and persons with migration background.