Position: Network Development Intern
Starting date: 10th March 2021
Duration: 6 months
Location: Remote/Possibility of travelling within Nigeria
About Building Blocks for Peace Foundation
Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) is a leading youth network working on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and accountability governance in Nigeria. We are building the resilience of young men and women against violent philosophies through policy advocacy, capacity building development, research and documentation, community sensitisation, radio and tv programming amongst other innovative approaches. The organisation was incorporated in 2017.
About the Internship Position
In December 2015, the UN Security Council adopted the groundbreaking Resolution 2250, on Youth, Peace and Security. For the first time, the UN Security Council recognized the positive role young people can play in conflict prevention, the prevention of violent extremism and peacebuilding. The overarching goal of the Network Development Intern is to support activities and interventions around the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security agenda in Nigeria. He/She will coordinate programs and projects related to the advocacy for the effective implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250, 2419, 2535.
- Initiate and support the coordination of existing youth, peace and security initiatives.
- Act as a focal point for the youth, peace and security program (both for external and internal stakeholders).
- Drive activities that will facilitate active engagement and collaboration by members and partners of the youth, peace and security programs.
- Support the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy that reflects members concerns and interests.
- Between 18-35 years
- Bachelors/Advanced University Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences, Peacebuilding, Conflict Management, International Development or related field.
- Written and spoken fluency in English.
- Willingness to learn and interest in the peace and security related fields.
- Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted documents.
- Knowledge of existing frameworks on youth, peace and security, (UNSCR2250, UNSCR2419, UNSCR2535, UNSCR1325).
- Good computer skills Microsoft office packages(Google doc, powerpoints and Excel)
- Demonstrated research skills with concrete evidence.
This is an unpaid position. However, the intern will be provided with monthly stipends for communication and internet.
Method of Application
Interested applicants should send their CV’s and Cover Letters as one document (pdf) and not more than four (4) pages long, addressing the position requirements to the Director for Administration via firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 March 2021.
All applications must include the position title in the subject line Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.