Senior Mediation Adviser – Multiple positions

Location:
Home Based
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Senior Mediation Adviser – Multiple positions

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Senior Mediation Adviser – Multiple positions

Functional Responsibilities

Selected experts will work in one or more of the following areas of specialization:

  • Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes;
  • Security Arrangements (emphasis on ceasefires);
  • Constitution-making;
  • Power-sharing;
  • Gender and Inclusion;
  • Natural resources.

Education / Experience / Language requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree. A BA or first level degree, technical degree, or military degree with two additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Training
  • University diploma. A bachelor’s degree or first level diploma, a technical diploma, or a military diploma with two additional years of experience is accepted instead of a higher university degree.
Experience
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in fields related to promoting peace and conflict resolution – mediation, facilitation, dialogue (design) issues, academia (research and / or teaching), and / or related fields.
  • Significant and prolonged field experience in conflict, post conflict or other transitional situations.
  • A significant part of the ten years of professional experience overall should be in one or more of the thematic areas.
  • Direct experience in mediation, negotiations, facilitation, and dialogue situations, and / or experience in mediation advice to chief mediators, senior envoys, and / or conflict parties is an asset.
  • Experience in delivering mediation capacity-building or training activities is an asset.
  • Significant experience in engaging with civil society in peace processes is an asset.
Professional experience
  • At least 10 years of professional experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, in areas related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation and dialogue, and planning these processes, and / or in university research and teaching. Significant field experience in conflict, post-conflict or transition situations. Direct experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation and / or dialogue activities is an asset.
  • A significant part of the 10 years of professional experience must be in one or more of the thematic areas.
  • Direct experience in providing mediation advice to senior mediators, senior envoys, and / or parties to the conflict is an asset.
  • Significant experience in carrying out mediation or training capacity building activities is an asset.
  • Significant experience in engaging with civil society in peace processes is an asset.
Language
  • Working knowledge of oral and written English is required. Application materials must be submitted in English. The cover letter may be submitted in French, accompanied by a translation in English. Working knowledge of at least one other official UN language is highly desirable, in particular Arabic and French.
Language skills
  • Working knowledge of written and spoken English is required. The application must be presented in English. The cover letter can be presented in French with an English translation. Working knowledge of at least one other official UN language is highly desirable, in particular Arabic and French.
Closing date for applications 22 July 2020 before midnight.

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