Join us 18 April 2023
OUR GENERATION FOR INCLUSIVE PEACE | VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
OGIP is looking to bring on a volunteer to lead our Research pillar. OGIP has a thriving research community and works with this community to produce youth-led research that aims to diversify and decolonize peace and security. OGIP works with young people to respond to issues that matter to them and create research that varies in style, from academic analysis to storytelling, poetry, policy reviews, art and podcasts. By disrupting ‘traditional’ methods and voices of ‘research’, OGIP aims to contribute to the diversification and decolonization of the WPS and YPS agendas, and highlight the necessity for an intersectional and inclusive approach to research, policy and practice.
OGIP has two main research forums (1) the OGIP Blog and (2) the Research Series. The OGIP Blog is a flexible and responsive space that anyone can use to contribute research on an issue of peace and security that matters to them, including engaging in current developments in peace and security. The Research Series is centred around a theme selected by young people, which allows more space for depth and exploration of a specific issue of significance to WPS or YPS. Previous Research Series have explored the themes of Power, Politics and People on the Move and the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. OGIP also uses its research to push forward advocacy on the issues that matter to our research community.
The Research coordinator will develop a work plan in collaboration with the OGIP central team. These responsibilities could include:
Skills and Experience
Here are some of the skills and experience that we think would help you in this role. However, none of this experience is necessary and you shouldn’t be limited to just this list in your application - we are very open to hearing about the skills and experience you think are needed and the ideas and experience that you could bring to this role:
Through the application process we want to get to know you, what you stand for and what you will bring to OGIP. For the application we ask you to respond to the following three questions. Your response can be in written, video, audio or any alternative form of media.
The answer to each question should be no more than 250 words long (750 words maximum for all three questions) or less than a minute of audio and should be sent via email to OGIPcontact@gmail.com by Saturday 13 May 2023. If you would rather apply via whatsapp e.g. for voicenotes - please email us and we can send you a whatsapp number. A CV and cover letter is not necessary. Please contact us if you require any accommodations, assistance, or have any questions about the recruitment process.
Responses to the application will be reviewed by a recruitment committee formed of current members of OGIP. Applications will be assessed based on:
Once shortlisting has taken place successful candidates will be invited to interview with the recruitment committee. Interviews will take place over Skype and time will be flexible to take into account time zones and other commitments you may have.
Who are OGIP?
Our Generation for Inclusive Peace (OGIP) is a feminist organization that aims to advance, shape, and influence the Women, Peace, & Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace, & Security (YPS) agendas to be more inclusive, intersectional, and decolonized through advancing young voices and experiences. Through our three foundational pillars - research, advocacy, and outreach - we facilitate a space for young voices to expand and push forward conversations on WPS and YPS. We aim to advocate for the redistribution of power in security spaces, aiming to contribute to an inclusive and positive peace.
OGIP is a youth-led, grassroots and volunteer-led organization, established in 2019. OGIP believes fair compensation of labor is an essential part of feminist principles of work. At this early stage of the organization’s development, however, we do not receive any form of organizational funding. Although this is something we are working to change, we therefore cannot currently compensate our volunteers monetarily. Previously the valuable work of the OGIP community has been compensated in diverse ways, whether it is through professional development, building your network, support in job hunting, public speaking or educational opportunities. Please come to your interview prepared to discuss how you would like to be compensated via non-financial means for your work if you are to join the OGIP community.
OGIP is an intersectional feminist organization that has a non-hierarchical structure. In practice this means that everyone in the organization has equal say and equal power in decision making processes. We are a small organization, currently run by a small group of volunteers who dedicate their spare time to working on OGIP alongside full-time employment or education. We meet fortnightly and aim to communicate regularly.
As a voluntary role we do not dictate the amount of time you will need to dedicate weekly to OGIP; this will be flexible depending on the changing workload of your role and your personal commitments. We do, however, ask that before applying you ensure that you are driven to engage with a new and developing organization and have in mind the level of commitment you will be able to make as this will be discussed during your interview.
The OGIP team is global and all work is undertaken online through various platforms. We work across global time zones which is taken into account in team planning.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
As OGIP is a youth led organization we will only be accepting applications from those aged 35 and under. In particular, OGIP is looking for young people who are interested in the world of peace and security, who can bring energy and enthusiasm to the role. OGIP is an intersectional feminist organization and accepts applications from anyone of any gender identity.
OGIP is currently run by a team of women from a variety of countries and OGIP’s community is truly global. We are striving to continually diversify our central team to fully reflect the wider OGIP community. We particularly encourage applications from individuals from groups who are currently underrepresented in global decision making processes in peace and security, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, minority ethnic, people of colour, residents of the global south, disabled and LGBTIQ+ applicants.
We recognize that only recruiting for volunteers creates barriers to entry and we are highly sensitive to the gendered impact of unpaid labour, especially on youth. We are working hard to be in a position to put OGIP on a sustainable footing so we are able to raise funds and be in a position to compensate for labor as we grow as an organization.
Please submit your application to OGIPcontact@gmail.com by Saturday 13 May 2023. Please contact us if you require any accommodations, assistance, or more time to submit your application.