Open positions at LPI


Programme Advisor – Conflict Sensitivity  – Ethiopia Programme

The Programme Advisor (PA) for Conflict Sensitivity will be a key team member of the Life & Peace Institute’s (LPI)[1] Ethiopia Programme, with a specific role to lead on the programme’s focus on Conflict Sensitivity, Conflict Sensitive Development, and Conflict Sensitive Land Administration. The PA will ensure that the programme and implementing partners meet planned outcomes; that strategic acitivites are designed and planned diligently and conducted as per plan; capacity development support is provided to partners, necessary data is gathered for purposes of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), and periodic reports are compiled and submitted to a high professional standard. The PA will also work closely with other aspects of the programme as developed. The position is based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to programme implementation locations across the country and possibly internationally.

How to apply

Please review the full job description and submit an email to: by 27 July 2018 with a detailed CV and a concise cover letter explaining your interest in and qualification for joining LPI’s Ethiopia Programme, particularly your experience in peacebuilding, knowledge of the field of ‘conflict sensitivity’, grant management and MEL.


Finance Officer

The Finance Officer will be responsible for all the finance, human resources (HR) and grant management of LPI operations in Kenya, Somali and Sudan, as well as for essential supervisory tasks within the Finance Unit staff.

How to apply

Please review the full job description and submit a complete application including a detailed CV and a cover letter, with reference ‘Finance Officer’ no later than 5 August 2018, 16:00 East Africa Time, to: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The successful candidate is expected to start work as soon as possible.


Ethiopia Country Manager

The Ethiopia Country Manager is responsible for providing the overall leadership and management of LPI’s Ethiopia Programme team. In consultation with the Head of Office, s/he represents LPI with the government, authorities and diplomatic missions in Ethiopia and the wider region, as well as with civil society.

How to apply

Please review the full job description and send your application, including a Cover Letter and CV in English, no later than 30 July 2018 to: , with the subject line ‘Ethiopia Country Manager’.



[1] The Life & Peace Institute is an international and ecumenical centre that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing the preconditions for building peace. LPI envisions a world where peace, justice and non-violent relations prevail through people’s active work and commitment. LPI has been active in making contributions towards achieving this goal since 1985. LPI works with a variety of local and regional partners in the Horn of Africa region, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and in the Great Lakes region.