Fund for Peace (FP) Job for Research Assistants in Abuja

Fund for Peace is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Assistant

Job Location: Abuja

Educational Qualification:

  • Master Degree [or pursuing final year] in the field of Peace Studies, Communications, Public Relations, International Affairs, Political Science or equivalent.

Years of Experience: Not Specified

Other Requirements:

  • Relevant working experience in the field of peace building, early warning and response, program management, public administration, public relations and communications preferable
  • The ideal candidate must be based in Abuja and possess excellent diplomatic and communication skills.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent representation and communication skills (oral and written), including cross-cultural skills, media skills, and the ability to deal with counterparts at all political, social and economic levels.
  • Excellent research skills
  • Familiarity with ECOWAS mandate, politics and cross-cutting issues
  • Ability to think outside the box and pay attention to details
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to speak and write French is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with staff from different nationalities and cultural background

A stipend is provided to cover travel expenses.

Job Description

  • The Fund for Peace (FFP) seeks a dynamic, motivated, and collaborative intern to join its Abuja based team working on conflict early warning and response with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Directorates.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Early Warning Advisor (EWA), the intern will be expected to provide programmatic and administrative support to the USAID funded “REWARD” project.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform program management and administrative functions as required, including attending various project stakeholders’ meetings and minutes taking
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating events and activities in close consultation with EWA
  • Provide logistical support to the overall REWARD team during in-country and field visits
  • Assist in conducting campaigns and events for the REWARD project
  • Draft email and communication material
  • Assist with the preparation and production of reports (Weekly and Monthly)
  • Assist in the coordination of outreach activities

Apply Before: 13th July, 2016.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should please submit a complete application package consisting of their Cover letter, Resume to: and copy

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications


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