Manager, Peace and Conflict Program, Global Centre for Pluralism

About the Centre

The Global Centre for Pluralism is an independent, charitable organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. At the Centre, we believe that societies thrive when differences are valued. Our mission is to influence perspectives, inform policies and inspire pathways to advance pluralism.

Our work supports societies looking to address injustice, inequality and exclusion, while remaining grounded in the contexts and lived experiences of each place. We work with policy leaders, educators and community builders around the world to amplify and implement the transformative power of pluralism.

About the GCP Peace and Conflict Program

In an age of increased division, global disruptions and entrenched long-term conflicts, the sustainable resolution of conflicts continues to elude peacemakers around the world. Many of these conflicts stem from marginalization, exclusion, inequality – essentially, from negative responses to diversity in society. A commitment to pluralism has the potential to transform peacemaking. Building peace agreements that lead to changes at the levels of ‘hardware’ (institutional change) and software’ (change in perceptions and behaviour) will engender more durable agreements and prevent future conflict.

As a new and growing programming stream for the Centre, our work focusses on supporting peace practitioners and stakeholders to place pluralism at the centre of all peace processes.

About the position

Working closely with the Secretary General, Director of Programs and GCP’s global network of external experts, the Manager will shape and oversee all aspects of the Peace and Conflict Program. This work focusses on supporting and equipping a wide range of practitioners and stakeholders engaged in all stages of peacemaking – from early conflict analysis and process design through longer-term implementation of agreements, and accountability and transitional justice processes.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s level degree, Master’s level degree is an asset.
  • 5+ years of practical, direct experience in the field of peace-making, conflict mediation and/or peacebuilding.
  • A deep understanding of current approaches and debates in the fields of peacemaking, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, including conflict analysis, peace process design, mediation, SSR/DDR, transitional justice processes, and longer term implementation of post-peace agreements.
  • Experience conducting and/or supervising research.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills, proven ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide range of audiences.
  • Fluency in English, proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic an asset.
  • Ability to travel internationally.

How to apply

Applications may be submitted via email to with the subject line “Manager, Peace Program”. Each applicant should include a cover letter and a resume highlighting relevant experience.

In the spirit of equity and fairness to all applicants, it is our policy to refrain from pre-interview queries.

Closing date for applications is August 16, 2021. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At the Global Centre for Pluralism, we aim to embody respect for diversity in who we are and everything we do. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply, because we believe this diversity makes the Centre and our work richer. We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, indigeneity, religion, sex or gender identification or expression, age, disabilities, or citizenship. We also welcome applicants to self-identify in their cover letter, if they wish to do so. ***The Centre is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact* ***. Information related to accommodation will be treated as confidential.*

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