Partnerships and Advocacy Officer

Principles for Peace

Background to the Principles for Peace

The Principles for Peace Foundation (P4P) stands at the forefront of global peace engagement. Founded with the visionary aim to redefine peace engagement worldwide, P4P harnesses the Principles for Peace to catalyze transformative shifts in policy, practice, and financing, ultimately striving for a more durable and impactful peace. As an independent catalyst, P4P champions wide-reaching, multi-stakeholder collaboration and bridges actors across varied intervention levels, united by the Principles for Peace. Our influential global network weaves together experts from diplomatic, political, security, and development sectors, positioning us as a connective tissue that fosters equitable partnerships from the local grassroots to the international stage.

We curate a holistic reading and narrative of the peace and conflict landscape through our regional and country-specific Participatory Periodic Reviews for Peace (PPR). This knowledge ecosystem, underpinned by diverse sectoral insights, guides decision-makers, signaling pivotal moments for strategic redirection.

P4P’s endeavors in peace engagement are bolstered by a rich tapestry of tools – from peacegaming and playbooks to tailored simulations. These instruments, conceived in synergy with decision-makers experts and rooted in local wisdom, support peacemaking and peacebuilding strategies at varying scales, all guided by our foundational Principles for Peace.

These Principles, crafted through an exhaustive two-year evidence generational and consultation process involving 700 case studies and consultations in over 60 countries, encapsulate the contemporary call for a rejuvenated philosophy in peacemaking. They serve as a shared compass for diagnosis, decision-making, and timely interventions in the realm of peace. Our collaboration with the revered International Commission on Inclusive Peace and engagement with a myriad of stakeholders, from the grassroots to governmental echelons, has solidified Principles for Peace as the most expansive collective endeavor in the peace arena, with over 120 participating global organizations.

Job summary

The Partnerships and Advocacy Officer, under the direct supervision of the Director of Partnerships and Advocacy will play a crucial role in supporting initiatives to foster partnerships, advocating for the uptake of the Principles for Peace; and mobilising resources from donors and partners to facilitate P4P’s mission and work in different contexts. This position requires a multifaceted professional adept at partnership management, donor relations, business development, stakeholder engagement, and with strong communication and advocacy skills. The officer will be expected to work closely with other members of the Partnerships and Advocacy team, and ensure that P4P’s interventions are effectively managed, aligned with global best practices, and adequately financed.

Key responsabilities

a) Partnerships Management:

  • Support existing partnerships and help to build new ones to increase political and financial support for P4P’s initiatives and programs.
  • Support external relationships and partnerships, including promoting P4P’s profile in key fora and convening key stakeholders in strategic dialogues on peace and conflict issues.
  • Represent P4P in relevant forums, working groups, and discussions, elevating the organization’s profile and influence in the peacebuilding ecosystem.

b) Advocacy and communications:

  • Support the organization’s communication and advocacy activities and help build and maintain political dialogues, partnerships, and alliances to collaboratively influence policy, practice, and financing.
  • Support collaboration and coordination with international organizations to strengthen support for the shifts in policy and practice advocated by the Principles for Peace.
  • Coordinate participation of P4P in key global peace and security fora and events.
  • Support production and publication of material (printed, web-based) on P4P areas of interest.

c) Business development and resource mobilization:

  • Work to identify and pursue new funding opportunities, draft compelling proposals, support donor reporting and create briefing materials to support resource mobilization strategies.
  • Foster relationships with current and prospective donors, effectively communicating P4P’s value proposition and aligning efforts with donor interests and priorities.

d) Directorate collaboration:

  • Work closely with the directorate to coordinate and prepare reports, briefing materials, and policy briefs.
  • Ensure the directorate is well-prepared for internal and external engagements, synthesizing complex information into actionable insights and clear communications.

e) Stakeholder engagement and representation:

  • Support management and coordination of P4P’s Stakeholder platform.
  • Manage the institutional Stakeholder Platform and support joint initiatives with members based on the framework of the Principles for Peace.


  • An advanced degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Development Studies, or a related field.
  • At least five years of demonstrated and relevant experience in partnership management, preferably within the conflict prevention, peacebuilding, peacemaking, or international development sectors. Field experience would be a strong asset.
  • Strong business development and resource mobilization skills, with experience in proposal writing, grant reporting and managing donor relations.
  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities, with a proven track record of managing complex projects and making data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building and maintaining productive relationships with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders.
  • An inherent growth mindset, entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to go above and beyond for mission success, flexibility, and adaptability are essential.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally, often to challenging environments, as required.
  • Excellent knowledge (written, spoken) of English essential. Knowledge of other languages (French, Arabic) would be an advantage.
  • Eligibility to work in Switzerland: Candidates must be EU/EFTA nationals or possess a valid work permit that allows them to work in Switzerland.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter and resume/CV detailing relevant experience and qualifications for this multifaceted role to [email protected] by February 19, 2024. Please include writing sample(s) and references

We reserve the right to close the position early if we consider the number and quality of applications received to be sufficient.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In case of disability, please mention any adjustments that will assist you in attending the written test/ interview or undertaking this post.

The applications will be treated confidentially.

Deadline: 19-Feb-24

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