Youth – Peace and Security Advocacy Fellow
Posted on 3/23/2023
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Experience working with young people (under the age of 25) on advocacy
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Experience in strategic communications using social media platforms
  • Knowledge of the global Youth, Peace, and Security agenda, as well as the Women, Peace, and Security agenda
  • Experience conducting policy research and writing
  • With this fellowship, Search wants to elevate the voices of youth from areas directly affected by violence, as well as voices of youth from backgrounds not often heard in U.S. policy-making circles. In that light, we strongly encourage Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) students or recent graduates from diaspora communities to apply
  • A. Strengthening institutional commitments to youth participation and protection in peace and security policy (including a focus on youth who face sexual and identity-related violence)
  • Work with the US YPS Coalition and other youth partners to develop and implement social media campaign(s) on YPS and youth protection
  • Organize “Youth Advocacy Day(s)” in-person and online for youth advocates and partners to hold advocacy meetings on the Hill and with the U.S. government on YPS and youth protection issues
  • Support advocacy around institutional commitments to youth participation and protection, such as the creation of a Children and Youth Congressional Caucus and the creation of a Children and Youth White House Council, in partnership with the U.S. YPS Coalition including conducting policy research and developing advocacy materials, as needed
  • Support and conduct outreach and meetings with the Department of State and USAID to integrate YPS principles into existing strategies, such as the Global Fragility Act and Women's Peace and Security strategy
  • B. Facilitating collaboration between youth partners in the US and in other countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia on YPS advocacy
  • Facilitate regular meetings of the US YPS Coalition and discussions with the Global YPS Coalition, with a focus on youth protection in civic spaces
  • Attend and contribute to meetings and strategic coordination of The Children's Policy and Funding Initiative and Youth Alliance Working Group
  • Support and facilitate meetings of a youth protection advocacy team through the USAID-funded Youth Excel global program
  • Map and conduct outreach to new youth groups and activists, with a focus on youth who face identity-related violence and hardship
  • Complete training of trainers on the Common Ground Approach to Advocacy, then train youth advocates and partners on the Common Ground Approach to Advocacy
  • Develop opinion and policy piece(s) on strengthening youth protection (including from sexual and identity-based violence) and participation in peace and security, and support other youth advocates to do so
  • Host events (in-person and virtually) on sexual violence, safeguarding, and protection of young people in partnership with youth partners and advocates in the U.S. and abroad
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here
  • Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus
  • Seuls les candidats invités à un entretien seront contactés. Pas d'appels téléphoniques s'il vous plaît. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour tous les détails de notre mission
  • Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables
  • Search for Common Ground ne fait pas et ne doit pas faire de discrimination fondée sur la race, la couleur, la religion (croyance), le sexe, l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale (ascendance), le handicap, l'état matrimonial, l'orientation sexuelle ou le statut militaire, dans aucune de ses activités ou opérations
  • Consultez notre code de conduite ici et notre politique de confidentialité ici
  • Dado que la descripción de funciones no puede ser exhaustiva, el titular del puesto puede tener que realizar otras tareas que coinciden en líneas generales con las responsabilidades clave mencionadas
  • Sólo se contactará con los candidatos invitados a una entrevista. Se agradece no recibir llamadas telefónicas. Consulte nuestro sitio web para conocer todos los detalles de nuestro trabajo. Todos los empleados de Search deben adherirse a los valores de la organización: Colaboración - Audacia - Tenacidad - Empatía - Resultados. De acuerdo con estos valores, Search hace cumplir el Código de Conducta y las políticas relacionadas con luchar contra el acoso en el lugar de trabajo, la protección contra la explotación y el abuso, la protección de la infancia, los conflictos de intereses y la lucha contra el fraude. Search se compromete a salvaguardar los intereses, derechos y bienestar de los niños, jóvenes y adultos vulnerables con los que está en contacto y a llevar a cabo sus programas y operaciones de una manera que sea segura para los niños, jóvenes y adultos vulnerables. Search for Common Ground no discrimina ni discriminará por motivos de raza, color, religión (credo), género, expresión de género, edad, origen nacional (ascendencia), discapacidad, estado civil, orientación sexual o condición militar, en ninguna de sus actividades u operaciones. Consulte nuestro código de conducta aquí y nuestra política de privacidad aquí
Search for Common Ground

501-1,000 employees

Non-governmental organization
Company Overview
Search for Common Ground's mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. They believe that conflict is inevitable but violence is not. Conflict is a natural result of human diversity.
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  • Vision Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • International Employee Assistance Plan (TCNs/Expats only)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Public Holidays
  • Home Leave
  • R&R Leave
  • Volunteer Leave
  • Parental Leave
Company Core Values
  • Collaboration
  • Audacity
  • Tenacity
  • Empathy
  • Results