We are musicians, artists, peacebuilders, pioneers, and changemakers. We believe in the power of music and its capability to bridge divides and connect communities. Through our community-based music projects, we support processes of reconciliation, healing and community building in present and post-conflict regions. We have ongoing projects in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central America, and Europe.
Musicians Without Borders is a Netherlands-based global network organization, working in war- affected regions around the world through music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war.
Musicians Without Borders develops targeted projects and programs in areas suffering the effects of war and conflict; trains musicians in Europe to work with refugees; organizes professional trainings for musicians in its community music based methodologies, and promotes the use of music and other arts for social change through its advocacy program. We have ongoing programs in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central America and across Europe.
We are looking for a colleague to join our Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) team, with experience in data collection, analysis, and processing. The role will be a new and integral part of our head office team, supporting the implementation of MEL processes across all program areas, with a special focus on the Music Connects program.
The MEL Officer reports to the MEL Lead and will work in close collaboration with the Lead and Program Managers.
We offer one working day a week (0.2 FTE). Freelancers are welcome to apply. The working schedule should be regular, on one fixed day of the week, subject to agreement.
Availability: March 2019
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a willingness to travel and work on location subject to agreement.
Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Chris Nicholson, MEL Lead at email@example.com
We are looking for experienced trainers to join our team to work in our programs for up to several weeks throughout the year on a freelance basis.
1. Professional Musician
Any person with an extensive musical background, not necessarily with a degree in music. You must have excellent command of the voice and of rhythm. Experience with creativity in music, for example: songwriting, arranging, composing, improvising.
2. Experience in facilitating community music workshops
– Has an understanding of community music, and able to express the benefits of community music in terms of community building, personal development, empathy, and nonviolence.
– Actively leading workshops in community music with diverse groups on an ongoing basis. Has the ability to create new community music activities. Comfortable with using body percussion, movement/dance, drum circle facilitation, singing, improvisation, songwriting.
3. Experience as a trainer
Has experience in training others as teachers/facilitators to work with groups using music. Able to follow and adapt a curriculum, facilitate discussions, and lead feedback and reflection processes.
4. Familiarity and affinity with MWB’s core values and principles.
5. Basic knowledge of nonviolence and peace activism
Knowledge of key events and figures in the history of nonviolence and peace activism. Strong affinity with peacebuilding and social activism.
6. Advanced command of English
Able to lead workshops and facilitate discussions in English.
7. Availability to travel
Can be flexible throughout the year for training opportunities around the world.
Following the review of your application and CV, successful applicants will be invited for a Skype interview, and a trial session. Prospective trainers will also be asked for two professional references and to undergo a background check in accordance with MWB’s safeguarding policy.