Mike Jobbins

Senior Director of Partnerships & Engagement, Search for Common Ground

Mike Jobbins leads public and partner engagement with Search for Common Ground, the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization, supporting dialogue, creative media, and conflict sensitive reporting in 45 countries around the world. Mike leads policy advocacy, outreach, and program development for the organization, with a particular focus on complex emergencies, extremist violence, religious engagement and sustainable business in conflict areas.

Mike was previously Search’s Program Manager for Africa, where he oversaw the launch of programs to counter violent extremism in the Sahel, the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, civil conflict in the Central African Republic, and the crisis in South Sudan and other places. He served with Search in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. Prior to joining Search, he worked on African affairs at the Wilson Center, a leading Washington DC think tank. He has an MA from Georgetown and a BA from Harvard.




Mike testifying to the United Nations about the importance of involving youth in peacebuilding.
Op-Ed co-written by Mike about the potential for citizen-led peacebuilding initiatives
Mike testifying to the House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, about the political situation in Congo