Intern – Program Delivery Unit

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Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS)


● Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months)

● Working hours: 32h per week (4 days/week)

● Starting date: 26 August 2024

● Supervisor: CSPPS Coordinator

● Stipend : 444€ per month

About CSPPS The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is a global network of civil society organisations supporting peacebuilding efforts in fragile & conflict affected settings. The main objective of CSPPS is to support these civil society organisations in their efforts to contribute to the formation of more peaceful, just and inclusive societies, in line with SDG16. In particular, CSPPS assumes the role of civil society representative in the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The CSPPS Secretariat has been hosted by Cordaid since 2012.

Main Responsibilities The main objective of this position is to assist the CSPPS Secretariat Coordinator. Tasks range from supporting the internal operations of the Secretariat, to strengthening our international network and supporting our country teams in their peacebuilding activities.

At CSPPS, we want our interns to not only support the work of the Secretariat, but to make a meaningful contribution, both to their own professional careers and to the scope of the Platform.

This position has a multitude of responsibilities, including:

– Organising consultations and meetings with members and other civil society stakeholders;

– Translating (ENG-FR/FR-ENG) reports, articles, oral and written interventions during meetings;

– Developing advocacy documents (e.g. event reports, statements);

– Writing minutes (ENG/FR) of meetings (e.g. Executive Committee, Just Future Network);

– Administering the CSPPS network: processing membership applications, evaluating and supporting project proposals from network members;

– Exploring and developing funding opportunities;

– Updating the CSPPS website content and participate in its communication efforts; – Contributing to an episode of the Peace Corner Podcast;

– Contributing to research projects with universities and partner organisations;

– Representing CSPPS in diverse meetings and networking events;

– Intern Challenge: leading any potential project that the intern is interested in and that is relevant for the Platform (e.g. writing an article for the website, conducting an interview, producing content related to conflict prevention and peacebuilding, etc.).

Selection Criteria / Qualifications and Experiences

● Open to students currently enrolled in a Master’s degree (preferably in relevant fields of international relations, development studies, crisis and security management, etc.);

● Candidates must be able to work in the EU and meet the administrative requirements for working in the Netherlands (by obtaining a BSN number);

● Professional competence in English AND French is essential, and knowledge of Spanish is an asset;

● Excellent writing skills;

● Strong ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;

● Ability to work in a (small) team;

● Familiarity with peacebuilding and conflict prevention issues is preferred.

● Time management and organizational skills

Why apply for this position?

● Values : CSPPS is an organisation that plays an important role in promoting peace and stability in fragile and conflict affected countries. By interning at CSPPS you will contribute to a global initiative that aims to foster peace, justice and inclusion for all.

● The Team: The CSPPS Secretariat is a small, flat hierarchy team, meaning that all opinions matter and all individuals are valued equally. Moreover, the CSPPS team is an international, diverse and inclusive mix. As CSPPS is hosted by Cordaid, you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from different backgrounds and with diverse expertise on various topics.

● Leadership and responsibility: Within CSPPS, interns are expected to take the lead on diverse activities and projects. You will be an active team member with specific responsibilities.

● Frontline Experience: You will be at the frontline of significant political dialogue processes involving civil society, with links to the United Nations, and other key international bodies such as INGOs, ministries, etc. This exposure provides a unique understanding of global peacebuilding efforts and the role of various stakeholders in these processes.

● The Hague: This internship is based in The Hague, the political center of the Netherlands and the international capital for peace and justice. The city is home to many international institutions such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the Peace Palace.

How to apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected] latest by Thursday 11 July 2024, 12:00 pm CEST. Interviews will take place during the week of the 22nd of July.

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