Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) is currently hiring a Programme Officer – Analysis and Strategic Engagement to support our work in pursuing change in the global peacebuilding system.

As a Programme Officer, you will become part of a small team of ambitious change makers. CSP is a young organisation that stands on solid ground with long-term funding in place, strong partners and an extensive global network. CSP is now hiring new staff.

CSP strives to embody the change that we pursue, which means that we hold dignity, equity, and integrity to be at the core of our engagement and actions. As part of the change process we seek diversity within the organisation and within the broader institutional framework with which we engage.


CSP is an NGO with the mission to contribute to the transformation of the global peacebuilding system in a manner that changes the structures, attitudes and processes of collaboration and creates a more enabling space for local agency and power in peacebuilding. CSP catalyses joint engagement among change agents to create evidence that builds momentum for change and forms the basis for innovative action and for leveraging change. Accompanying and supporting change agents in leveraging change is key to CSP’s approach of creating spaces that connect change agents to become part of a ‘community’ of change makers. With a focus on creating platforms for collective action among change agents, at the global and country-levels, CSP catalyses, strengthens and scales innovative and transformative initiatives so that they contribute to broader systemic transformation.

CSP was founded in 2016 by Mie Roesdahl. Since 2016, CSP has, among other things:

  1. Engaged with key stakeholders at country level, including several countries in West Africa, and at the UN and INGO headquarters level;
  2. Convened collaborative learning and action workshops in Senegal, Geneva, New York and Copenhagen with UN Peace and Development Advisers, multi-stakeholder teams from Syria, South Sudan, Mali, and Bosnia, and leaders from the peacebuilding community globally; and
  3. Facilitated strategic thinking and learning on how to transform the international system of support to peacebuilding.

In line with its strategy adopted in 2019, CSP will, over the coming years, expand its engagement and contribution to a more effective international peacebuilding system that shifts power to local actors and provides a conducive space for collaboration for sustainable peace based on equity, dignity, trust, and reciprocity.

The roles and responsibilities of the Programme Officer – Analysis and Strategic Engagement

The Programme Officer will be part of a small team consisting of the Director, a Senior Adviser, two Programme Officers, and administrative and communications support staff. The Programme Officer – Analysis and Strategic Engagement will report to the Director and have the following roles:

  • Support CSP’s work in pursuing change in the global peacebuilding system and in creating an enabling environment for local leadership in peacebuilding.
  • Take a leading role in the analytical thinking and practice of the organisation and its strategic partners in pursuing the change agenda. Develop concrete analytical products targeted at different groups of stakeholders and contribute to strategic thinking on how these products can be integrated into longer-term influencing and a dialogue for change. Coordinate with the strategic partners of CSP to ensure complementarity and collaboration in the processes of research and analytical development, and ensure learnings and inspiration from unusual (and usual) strands of thinking.
  • Lead mapping of the network of change agents and propose analytical developments that will enhance the change agent (and network/movement) potential and further ‘network weaving’.
  • Support the development of electronic platforms with the aim of strengthening linkages and learnings among change agents, enhancing the demand for change, and providing a creative space to strategise together for change.
  • Support the work of CSP to facilitate a space for global and country-based platforms/networks for change with a particular emphasis on the research/analysis required to help change agents enhance the demand for change and to develop innovative strategies for change.
  • Play a key role in connecting and consolidating learning among country engagements as well as connecting the processes at country level with the global platform/network in collaboration with the Director and Senior Adviser.
  • Support the preparation of meetings, events, and processes for change undertaken by the organisation and its partners.

Qualifications and personal competences

The Programme Officer should have at least 3 years of experience working within the peacebuilding and/or development/humanitarian fields. Other qualifications include:

  • A commitment to pursue a shift in power towards a more equitable and dignified global peacebuilding and development system.
  • Some experience in working with local peacebuilders and/or working within/with international organisations/institutions in peacebuilding (and/or development) and a good sense of their way of working.
  • Strong analytical thinking, skills, and experience in using a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • A strategic and innovative mindset and a curiosity for different ways of thinking and creating linkages between people with different innovative contributions to the same agenda. Ability to think ‘out of the box’.
  • Flexibility to adjust and reprioritise tasks and take on new roles as demanded by the innovative and emergent nature of the work and the ambition of the organisation.
  • Openness to work as a full team member taking on a variety of tasks, including some logistics and administration in relation to concrete activities, as well as in the general management of the organisation.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Fluency or proficiency in French and Spanish is an advantage.


Salary terms will be determined on the basis of years of relevant experience, qualifications, and Danish labour regulations. The Programme Officer will be employed full time with an average of 37 hours per week. The successful candidate is requested to start December 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Executive Director Mie Roesdahl:

Application and CV

Please submit your application and CV to no later than October 18th at 12 noon CET (Central European Time) 2019. The application should be maximum 1,5 pages long. Please include “Programme Officer – Analysis and Strategic Engagement” in the subject line of the email. Interviews are expected to take place between October 23rd and October 25th.



Mie Roesdahl
Executive director

Tess Thurøe
Programme Officer

Bjørn Førde
Chairman of the Board



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