International Accompanier in Colombia.

Fuente: For Peace Presence.

Lofo For Peace Presence

Job description

  • Provide international protective accompaniment to the rural Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, other partner organizations and movements throughout Colombia. This includes ongoing security analysis as a permanent human rights observer in conflict zones.
  • Work to uphold human rights and international humanitarian law through political advocacy with the diplomatic core in Bogota.
  • Help grow a global grassroots solidarity network to support nonviolent peace initiatives in Colombia through delegations, speaking tours, short videos, written articles and other social media outlets.

Our next training week will be held in May 2014, in Nyack, New York

Job Qualifications:

  • A clear understanding of and commitment to nonviolence.
  • Proficiency in both Spanish and English.
  • A strong commitment to teamwork.
  • Minimum commitment of one year.
  • Minimum 23 years of age to apply.
  • Resilience, the ability to work effectively under intense pressure and stress.
  • Willingness to live in an extremely rural environment.
  • Sensitivity to and the ability to work with people of different cultures demonstrated through previous experience with people of another culture. Experience in the field is an asset, but is not required. Familiarity with rural communities is also helpful.
  • Familiarity with consensus decision-making.
  • Ability to represent the project in a professional and appropriate manner, in a wide variety of settings.
  • Ability to track and analyze information that is pertinent to the safety of volunteers, the need for external support, and/or the opportunities for enhancing the work.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Reasonable proficiency with writing reports, summarizing information, and capturing stories through anecdotes or interviews, is highly recommended. Some familiarity with photography is recommended.
  • Other skills that may be useful but are not required include experience with first aid, translating and interpreting, cooking, and other skills of daily life.
  • A good working knowledge of the current situation in Colombia is highly recommended.

Preference will be given to those with an academic or activist background around peace and nonviolence, conflict analysis, political economy, extractive industries, US Foreign Policy, and so on, though even if you lack this sort of background, please apply. We will spend a long time reflecting on and reading through all applications.

Job description

  • Provide international protective accompaniment to the rural Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, other partner organizations and movements throughout Colombia. This includes ongoing security analysis as a permanent human rights observer in conflict zones.
  • Work to uphold human rights and international humanitarian law through political advocacy with the diplomatic core in Bogota.
  • Help grow a global grassroots solidarity network to support nonviolent peace initiatives in Colombia through delegations, speaking tours, short videos, written articles and other social media outlets.

Our next training week will be held in May 2014, in Nyack, New York

Job Qualifications:

  • A clear understanding of and commitment to nonviolence.
  • Proficiency in both Spanish and English.
  • A strong commitment to teamwork.
  • Minimum commitment of one year.
  • Minimum 23 years of age to apply.
  • Resilience, the ability to work effectively under intense pressure and stress.
  • Willingness to live in an extremely rural environment.
  • Sensitivity to and the ability to work with people of different cultures demonstrated through previous experience with people of another culture. Experience in the field is an asset, but is not required. Familiarity with rural communities is also helpful.
  • Familiarity with consensus decision-making.
  • Ability to represent the project in a professional and appropriate manner, in a wide variety of settings.
  • Ability to track and analyze information that is pertinent to the safety of volunteers, the need for external support, and/or the opportunities for enhancing the work.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Reasonable proficiency with writing reports, summarizing information, and capturing stories through anecdotes or interviews, is highly recommended. Some familiarity with photography is recommended.
  • Other skills that may be useful but are not required include experience with first aid, translating and interpreting, cooking, and other skills of daily life.
  • A good working knowledge of the current situation in Colombia is highly recommended.

Preference will be given to those with an academic or activist background around peace and nonviolence, conflict analysis, political economy, extractive industries, US Foreign Policy, and so on, though even if you lack this sort of background, please apply. We will spend a long time reflecting on and reading through all applications.

How to apply

Email bogota[at]peacepresence.org with the applications found here: http://peacepresence.org/take-action/join-us/

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