swisspeace is a practice and research institute dedicated to advancing effective peacebuilding. Partnerships with local and international actors are at the core of our work.

Together, we combine expertise and creativity to reduce violence and promote peace in contexts affected by conflicts.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Gender Equality
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Responsible Consumption and Production
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

ADVISE: We support and advise local and international actors relevant for peacebuilding through an in depth understanding of the respective contexts, proven thematic expertise, as well as innovative and tested methodologies and tools.
RESEARCH: We research topics particularly relevant for peacebuilding practice.
CONVENE: We provide spaces for exchange and dialogue to promote trust, creative thinking, and collaboration. We bring together people who would otherwise not meet.

... and why

Today, the struggle concerning climate change and pandemics as part of a global agenda might ease tensions from time to time. International and non-international relations are nevertheless likely to become more confrontational in the years to come. Multilateralism and parts of international law under pressure, confrontations may well be characterized by less restraint. After all, militarization is also a global trend, supported by arms exports not least by Western countries.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Aus- und Weiterbildung
Umwelt und Katastrophenmanagement
Menschenrechte, Recht und Governance
Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie
Medien und Kommunikation
Monitoring und Evaluation
Politische Angelegenheiten und Friedenssicherung
Soziale Entwicklung

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation

Bildungs- und Forschungseinrichtung

Field(s) of activity

Friedensförderung und menschliche Sicherheit



Region(s) of operation

Osteuropa und Zentralasien
Lateinamerika und Karibik
Nahost und Nordafrika
Südostasien und Pazifik

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Zwischen 50 und 200

Outside Switzerland:

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