Date Posted June 27, 2024
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified


Peace Operations Training Institute Career Opportunity

Title: Chief of Content

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 

Anticipated start date: ASAP

The Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization that develops and distributes online training material for peace operations personnel and humanitarian relief workers worldwide. Our overarching mission is to provide globally accessible self-paced, online, on-demand courses on peace support, humanitarian relief, and security operations at little to no cost to the student. Key course themes include the protection of civilians, women’s rights, child protection, conflict resolution, cultural heritage property protection, international humanitarian law, the United Nations system, and similar topics. POTI currently offers 31 e-learning courses available as downloadable PDFs with supplemental formats, including audiobooks, e-publications, and interactive modules also available. Courses are also translated into Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. POTI was established in 2008 and is based in Virginia, USA. Additional information about our mission, programmes, and course offerings is available at <>.

POTI seeks an experienced professional to serve as their next Chief of Content. This individual will manage the course production process, including working with course authors, experts, and institutions to develop and update courses on key peace operations topics, oversee the translation process, and curate multimedia enhancements to augment and enhance courses. The Chief of Content also supervises the Content department staff and contractors. This is a management position, and the selected applicant will be responsible for strategic planning and developing priorities for the Content department. The ideal candidate will be able to function independently with little supervision and have experience managing subordinates.

POTI is based in Virginia, but staff work remotely. This is a full-time position, and residence in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, and applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


The applicant's duties will include (but are not limited to):

Course Development and Curriculum Management

• Oversee all aspects of POTI training materials and ensure their currency, educational integrity, and pedagogical quality.

• Develop and maintain relationships with course authors to ensure compliance with POTI policies and guidance. 

• Proofread, edit, fact-check, and develop documents and course texts with precision. Materials must be edited to a high standard and with attention to detail for grammar, clarity, punctuation, spelling, correct usage, elimination of passive voice, accuracy, clarity, organization, and consistency.

• Format documents and course materials per prescribed guidelines in Adobe InDesign.

• Oversee the development and creation of additional course formats (e.g., audiobooks, interactive modules, e-publications).

• Research and stay abreast of emerging educational/training areas of interest for peace operations personnel and develop concept notes for proposed new courses.

Multimedia and Publicity

• Curate and expand current multimedia enhancements to enhance course offerings.

• Manage the production of the POTI Annual Report, Course Catalogue, and quarterly Newsletter. 

• Oversee video and audio production for supplemental materials.

• Remain aware of developments in social media and other interactive media and be prepared to assist the Institute in curating content for these outlets.

Department Management

• Supervise and support the Copy Editor as well as the three Content contractors. 

• Manage all translators to facilitate translation projects.

• Manage Content department budget and grant requirements and adhere to deadlines accordingly.



• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in English, Journalism, Foreign Affairs, or a relevant field.

• Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills. 

• A solid background in international relations and an understanding of the United Nations.

• Demonstrated experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

• Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, or the ability to quickly learn a new editing style.

• Demonstrated experience managing teams and staff supervision experience.

• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

• Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines.


• Experience with interactive e-learning software, such as Articulate Rise 360. 

• Fluency in French and/or Spanish.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage candidates to apply early. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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