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Director, Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity


*Preferred locations: London,U.K.; Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.; Brussels, Belgium. Position location to be based on home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.


The Director of Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity will lead World Vision International’s Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity Team and provide strategic and technical leadership for World Vision’s (WV) global thought and practice on peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity. This is a vital part of expanding WV’s ministry in fragile contexts. The Director will be responsible for leading external engagement for World Vision on children and youth peacebuilding, inter-religious conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding, and conflict sensitivity across all WV’s ministries (disaster management, transformational development, and advocacy).


  • Provide strategic and technical leadership of thought and practice on peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity across the WV Partnership, as an essential part of expanding WV’s ministry in fragile contexts.

  • Lead WV’s global external engagement on peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity, with emphasis on global capitals, and contribute to advocacy needed to expand WV’s impact and influence in fragile contexts.

  • Provide strategic and technical support to fragile context Field Offices to enable world-class peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity programming and practices.

  • Lead the peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity team to high performance, innovation, and constant learning.



  • Master’s degree or higher with specialization in peacebuilding, conflict, international relations or similar relevant field.

  • Extensive experience with World Vision programming models and tools in fragile contexts.

  • Working knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict-sensitivity teams within multilateral organisations (UN, World Bank) and bilateral donors (e.g. DfID, USAID, GiZ) in Global Capitals.

  • Experience in grant proposal design and implementation.

  • Experience communicating World Vision’s Christian identity in conflict-prone inter-religious contexts.

  • Over 10 years of peacebuilding technical experience.

  • Strong familiarity with World Vision’s conflict sensitivity tools and approaches.

  • Previous attendance at a major international peacebuilding conference (e.g. BuildPeace, Geneva Peace Week, Alliance for Peacebuilding, World Bank Fragility Forum).

  • Experience working in multi-stakeholder international networks, coalitions, and consortia (e.g. UN, European Union, GPPAC, EPLO, BOND).

  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) or recognized equivalent security training.

  • Certification as a trainer in a globally-recognised conflict analysis tool.


  • Facilitation ability and leadership in another language (e.g. Spanish, French).

  • Experience creating and managing assessment tools and data platforms for conflict analysis.

  • Commitment to constant iterative improvement and learning.

  • Track record in creating and scaling-up innovation.

  • Author or editor of articles or publications on peacebuilding or conflict sensitivity.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 33% of the time, including regular travel to conflict-affected contexts.