Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) is now hiring a Student Assistant to support our work in pursuing changes in the global peacebuilding system. The Student Assistant will play a key role in the integration of strategic communication in all CSP’s efforts to create a more enabling space for local leadership in peacebuilding.

As a Student Assistant, 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 also hiring other 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 Student Assistant

The Student Assistant will be part of a small team consisting of the Director, one Senior Adviser, two Programme Officers, and administrative and communication staff. The Student Assistant will refer to and work closely with the team in taking responsibility for the following:

  • Support the integration of strategic communication in all of CSP efforts.
  • Maintain and update CSP’s social media engagement.
  • Provide ongoing updates and renewal of CSP’s website.
  • Assist in creating engaging and creative content for the CSP website, social media profiles as well as for other news outlets to various audiences.
  • Edit, lay-out and produce basic graphic design of reports and other publications.
  • Support the development of electronic platforms with the aim of strengthening the linkages and learning among change agents.
  • Manage and further develop the CSP membership base and ensure consistent communication with CPS’s members.
  • Provide support for the board of CSP and its work.
  • Support the practical and administrative work around meetings, workshops and other activities.
  • Support day-to-day administrative and coordination tasks.

Qualifications and personal competences

The Student Assistant should be enrolled in a relevant field of study such as Communication, Journalism, Multi-Media, Global Studies or equivalent, either at the last year of a BA or at MA level. Other qualifications needed for this position are the following:

  • An interest in peacebuilding and development.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate complex issues clearly and creatively to various audiences.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a variety of social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of WordPress is an advantage.
  • Experience in using photo and video in communication. Proficiency in Adobe products in photo and video editing is an advantage.
  • Innovative and interested in creative communication.
  • Interest in creating high-quality communication products.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Danish is essential. Proficiency in French and Spanish is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, but also in a team.
  • Openness to working as a full team member who takes on a variety of tasks, including logistics and administration in relation to concrete activities and in preparing meetings and other activities.


The position is based at the CSP office in Copenhagen with an average of 15 hours of work pr. week. Flexibility is expected from both sides. The salary level will be determined on the basis of the qualifications of the candidate and Danish labour regulations. The successful candidate is requested to start November 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Programme Officer Tess Thurøe at

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 page long. Please include “Student Assistant” 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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