Everyday Peace Indicators: Project Coordinator (Sri Lanka)

“Job

Project Coordinator,
Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI), Sri Lanka. Deadline: 20 December 2021.

Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) is engaged in a long-term research project in Sri Lanka that aims to build knowledge about local understandings and dynamics of reconciliation. Specifically, we are working with the US Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Social Scientists’ Association (SSA) to gather data about perceptions of peace and reconciliation in 30 communities throughout Sri Lanka to inform the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Activity funded by USAID. As outlined on our website, EPI uses a unique, participatory approach called Everyday Peace Indicators.

After a significant pause due to COVID-19, EPI will reinitiate its on-the-ground activities in Sri Lanka in early 2022. As such, EPI requires a project coordinator to manage local activities, assist with qualitative and quantitative research, and liaise with partner organizations and EPI staff in the USA. The EPI coordinator will be hired on a one-year fulltime contract with the possibility of extension, pending satisfactory performance. Project guidance will be provided by Professor Pamina Firchow from Brandeis University and Dr. Leslie MacColman from the Ohio State University.

What Does Peace Look Like?

Applied ICDIn a surprisingly close parallel to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue’s video competition question, What does intercultural dialogue look like?, it turns out that Everyday Peace Indicators is running a photography contest, asking What does peace look like? Please participate in their event, but remember to participate in ours as well!

“The Everyday Peace Indicators project invites you to post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pictures of everyday peace in your own life. These #everydaypeacepics would be scenes from your daily life (home, family, work, commute, college, neighbourhood). The pictures could be of a family scene that indicates serenity, or perhaps – depending on location – a defunct security installation that indicates a post-conflict situation, or anything you use in your daily life to determine that you are more or less at peace. Tag photos with the hashtag #everydaypeacepics so we can see them, and we’ll contact the finalists to send us copies of their photos to be posted on everydaypeaceindicators.org (you will retain copyright of your picture and all pictures will be acknowledged).

If you can, please add a description and location of the picture when you post it, explaining why the scene means everyday peace to you. The closing date for pictures is 1 March and the best picture – as judged by the EPI team – will win a copy of Roger Mac Ginty’s International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance book and Pamina Firchow’s forthcoming Reclaiming Everyday Peace: Local Voices in the Politics of Measurement and Evaluation after War book.”

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