Paid Volunteer Opportunities – SFCG
Search For Common Ground is one of the world’s largest peacebuilding organizations. Since 1982 an organization Ending Conflict Wants, we operate in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, East, and North America. The organization has been active in Sudan since 2009 in many partnerships with local organizations in more than one of the conflicts and disputes in the social fabric through communication between workers and clients. The Search for Common Components organization announces paid volunteer opportunities for young people of both sexes for a period of three months to support the organization’s activities in Sudan in the following areas:
- Digital Content Creation.
- Scenario Making
Those who have previous experience in the above fields and can communicate using the English language are preferred.
The opportunity is available to residents inside Sudan.
Search for Common Ground in Sudan
Sudan is one of the most fragile states in the world, marked by decades of conflict, insecurity, and violent extremism. A political transition from authoritarianism to democracy has raised hopes but also tensions. Amidst everything, women face special challenges, with structural violence and social norms enforcing traditional gender roles. A lack of financial opportunity makes women more vulnerable to abuse and undermines confidence. Since 2009, Search has worked in the peripheral states of South and West Kordofan, with later expansion to the Blue Nile, Gedaref, Kassala, Darfur, and Abyei. We partner with local leaders, civil society groups, and media outlets, using radio and TV programming, participatory theater, and mobile cinema to trigger dialogue and understanding across society.
WOMEN RISE UP!
In Sudan, millions of women face economic and political exclusion, with women refugees facing extra challenges. After our work in South Kordofan to support women’s rights, especially for displaced people, 95 percent of respondents say that they will publicly support equal rights and opportunities.
Search for Common Ground MISSION
End violent conflict. It’s our purpose — our call to action.
Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We do this through a type of peacebuilding called conflict transformation. Meaning: we look to change the everyday interactions between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together to build up their community, choosing joint problem-solving over violence.
Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions.
Search for Common Ground VISION
Our ability to deal with conflict affects how we handle every issue humanity is facing. Whether global in nature, such as poverty, hunger or the environment, or closer to home, such as family or community relations, we face daily challenges to our abilities to deal with conflict constructively.
So, our vision is of a world where:
- Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence.
- Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm for individuals, communities, organizations, and nations.
WHAT WE DO
SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organization.
Since 1982, we have worked to end violent conflict and to build healthy, safe, and just societies all over the world. Currently, we work in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
European governments and the European Union have been actively building peace and cooperation around the world for decades. In 1994, we established our Brussels headquarters office. Our Brussels team is actively engaged in supporting the successful implementation of European-funded peacebuilding projects across Asia, Africa, and the MENA region. Our team also works to ensure peacebuilding remains high on the European agenda and that peacebuilding activities are making having the greatest results possible.
OUR MISSION is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.
WE BELIEVE that conflict is inevitable but violence is not. Conflict is a natural result of human diversity. When we deal with conflict adversarially, it generates polarization and violence. When we collaborate, conflict catalyzes positive change.
OUR VISION is a world where cooperation is the norm—where differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence.
We work at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues:
DIALOGUE+, MEDIA+, and COMMUNITY+.