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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.

Check out our latest vacancies and apply today to work with us.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

Description:

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Systematic, detailed monitoring of data collected across programs;
  • Collating and processing of evaluation data;
  • Analysis of evaluation data in accordance with program objectives;
  • Working closely with Program Managers, MEL team, and local program staff to facilitate MEL timely and effective processes;
  • Create written and graphic materials for dissemination for MEL and other reports at program and organizational levels;
  • Support day to day MEL processes at program and organizational levels.

Qualifications and desired skills (indication):

  • Academic background including research or program evaluation, normally to Masters level;
  • Experience in and advanced knowledge of spreadsheets (excel, numbers, and google sheets);
  • Experience in and knowledge of Nvivo software for qualitative analysis is an advantage;
  • Excellent language skills in English (preferably native speaker). Skills in Spanish, Arabic or other languages could also be helpful in the role;
  • Professional level writing skills;
  • Team player and ability to work independently;
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of management;
  • A result-oriented and pragmatic approach.

Conditions:

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.

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2019

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to Chris Nicholson, MEL Lead at info@musicianswithoutborders.org

MWB Trainer

Description:

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.

Requirements:

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. 

Please see: https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/eng/our-work/programs/how-we-work/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.

Fill out our application form here.