[ETAN-key] Peace Brigades International (PBI) Indonesia Project Positions
John M Miller
fbp at igc.org
Tue Jan 16 15:46:10 PST 2007
Peace Brigades International (PBI) Indonesia Project Positions Available:
Participatory Peace Education sub-team Volunteers.
Both Indonesian Nationals and International applicants are encouraged to apply.
Protective Services sub-team Volunteers.
International applicants are encouraged to apply.
When: Closing date for applications is 2 February
2007. Volunteer Training is in early March 2007
in Yogyakarta,(Indonesia). This ten-day training
will be the final step in the application
process. The training will be conducted in
English. Having sufficient Indonesian & English
language skills volunteers can join the teams.
Where: Current sub-teams are working in Jakarta, Aceh and Papua.
Peace Brigades International (PBI) Indonesia
Project PBI is a non-profit, nongovernmental
organisation (NGO) that works to establish
justice and peace in the world through
non-violent action. To do this we send unarmed
international peace teams, when invited, into
areas of repression or conflict to provide
Protective Services to those who are threatened
due to their work for human rights and for the
creation of a just peace within their own
country. In all of its work, PBI is committed to
the principles of non-violence, non-partisanship,
and non-intervention. Since 2000, PBI's Peace
Education Program has been cooperating with local
partners to provide workshops and trainings to
Indonesian civil society groups. The
Participatory Peace Education sub-teams work with
local organisations to implement community
peace-building activities. Activities are
conducted upon request from local organisations
in Aceh and Papua and possibly in various other
provinces across Indonesia. The expectation is
that activities will be based on a longer term
presence of the team in a conflict area, working
closely with local communities. The development
and maintenance of peace education resources will
be one of the ongoing activities. The Protective
Services sub-teams will work to increase the
working space of Human Rights Defenders
throughout Indonesia. Protective Services not
only include physical accompaniment of Human
Rights Defenders at their offices, homes or on
field trips but also entail any activity that
protects and encourages local Human Rights
Defenders to stay active and committed to
building a more just society. In order to provide
these services, the team members develop strong
networks at regional, national and international
levels. All teams conduct research to analyse the
conflicts in areas where PBI conducts activities
in order to include the effectiveness of existing
PBI activities and peace-building strategies.
They maintain correspondence with the Project and
write reports on sub-team activities and program
development. These are in Indonesian (with most
local contacts) and English (within the Project and international contacts).
18 months full time volunteer contract. (12 or 15
months contracts to be discussed with the Human
Resources Coordinator) Benefits: Volunteer
stipend/local living allowance, accommodation,
medical and living/working costs; return
travel/flight from place of origin and
repatriation allowance. Training: Professional
development training will occur in March in
Indonesia. The Indonesia Project covers most of
the training costs; however, there is a
sliding-scale fee, which is expected to be borne
by the volunteer. Volunteers accepted with
limited or no Bahasa Indonesian will be expected
to spend 3-4 months in language school before
commencing work with the team. Insufficient
English language skills need to be improved as a
prerequisite to starting on a team. There are
limited scholarships available for exceptional
applicants (funds permitting), where volunteers
are unable to meet the cost of the training
and/or language study. Applicants should indicate
in the initial application if a scholarship is
required to help cover training costs.
1. Qualifications of PBI Team Volunteers: 1. Knowledge, skills and experiences:
- Excellent Bahasa Indonesian and English
language skills, both written and verbal
- Demonstration of a strong commitment to human rights and social justice.
- Excellent computer skills, including MS Office(
Excel and Word are a priority)
- A commitment to non-violence, empowerment and social justice
- Demonstration of physical, emotional, and psychological stability
Additional skills of PPE Volunteers:
- Skills in training or education including
experience and knowledge of methodologies.
- Knowledge or practical experience with
peace-building and nonviolent conflict resolution
or other related disciplines with a social justice focus.
- Experience in working with conflict
- Experience with local Non-Government, religious or social organisations.
- Knowledge about or prior experience with PBI
- Previous experience working in a
non-hierarchical group that makes decisions by consensus.
- Willingness to work in conflict zones
- Commitment to work for an 18 month period
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to live in a group environment
- Commitment to a grass-roots lifestyle
- Commitment to empowering others
- Awareness of the complexities of working in a multi-cultural environment
- Flexibility in responding to changing priorities
- Ability to manage stress
- Strong understanding of, and commitment to,
nonviolent communication both on the team and in the community
- Understanding of the need for non-partisanship
on the project and ability to work in a non-partisan manner
- Readiness and willingness to live for a long
period of time in a rural area in very simple
living conditions, and under a lot of stress.
Volunteers will need to understand the possible risks they face
It is expected that a PBI team volunteer will be
25 years of age or over. A younger applicant may
be considered at the discretion of the Indonesia
Project. In order to apply, fill in the
Application and Reference forms which can be
obtained by sending a short email to
PBItraining at gmail.com or online at
www.peacebrigades.org by the 2 February 2007.
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