Overview of actors


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

Education and Training
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
External Relations
Human Resources Management
Human Rights, Law and Governance
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Political Affairs and Peacekeeping
Security and Safety
Social Development

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

Training and research institution

Field(s) of activity

Peace Promotion and Human Security



Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

Outside Switzerland:

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