Job Opportunity as a Mediation Advisor with UNOPS 2020

Date limite : 22 juil. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations Office for Project Services

Spécialités: Droit , Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity as a Mediation Advisor with UNOPS 2020

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for a qualified Senior Mediation Adviser to work remotely for 2020. Selected experts will work in one or more of the following areas of specialization:

  1. Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes.
  2. Security Arrangements (emphasis on ceasefires).
  3. Constitution-making.
  4. Power-sharing.
  5. Gender and Inclusion.
  6. Natural resources.

Responsibilities:

Adviser on Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes:

  1. Provide technical expertise and advice on the conduct and design of inclusive mediation, facilitation and dialogue processes to clients.
  2. Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks at all levels.
  3. Participate in the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements.
  4. As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on inclusive and multi-track mediation, facilitation and dialogue.
  5. Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the mediation team;
  6. Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed.

Adviser on Security Arrangements:

  1. Provide technical expertise and advice on inclusive security arrangements, particularly on ceasefire and cessation of hostilities issues, as well as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration matters and/or security sector reform to clients of the MSU as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders, as appropriate.
  2. Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks on security arrangements issues.
  3. As necessary and appropriate, participate in the security-related discussions of the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process.
  4. As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on security arrangements.
  5. Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts.
  6. Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed.

Adviser on Constitutional Issues:

  1. Provide technical expertise and advice on inclusive constitution making, constitution drafting and consultation processes to clients.
  2. Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks on constitutional issues.
  3. Participate in the mediation talks on constitutional and transitional institutional arrangements, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements.
  4. As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on constitutional and transitional institutional arrangements.
  5. Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in constitutions-related efforts.
  6. Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed.

Adviser on Powersharing:

  1. Provide technical expertise and advice on powersharing, regional autonomy, and federalism arrangements to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  2. Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks.
  3. Participate in the mediation talks on powersharing issues, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements.
  4. Conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on power sharing issues.
  5. Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts.
  6. Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed.

Adviser on Gender and Inclusion:

  1. Provide technical expertise and advice on gender, Women, Peace & Security, and inclusion issues to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  2. Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of inclusive pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks.
  3. Participate in the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process, and contribute to discussions of gender dimensions in the drafting of substantive aspects of peace agreements.
  4. Conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on gender, Women, Peace & Security issues.
  5. Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts.
  6. Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed.

Adviser on Natural Resources:

  1. Provide technical expertise and advice on natural resources and wealth-sharing, including on the conflict-climate nexus, to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  2. Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks.
  3. Participate in the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process on natural resources, wealth-sharing and conflict-climate issues, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements, taking into consideration relevant gender dimensions.
  4. Conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on natural resources, wealth-sharing and the conflict-climate nexus.
  5. Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts.
  6. Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed.

Qualifications:

Education:

Advanced university degree. A bachelor degree or first level degree, technical degree, or military degree with two additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience:

  1. 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.
  2. Significant and prolonged field experience in conflict, post conflict or other transitional situations.
  3. A significant part of the ten years of professional experience overall should be in one or more of the thematic areas.
  4. 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.
  5. Experience in delivering mediation capacity-building or training activities is an asset.
  6. Significant experience in engaging with civil society in peace processes is an asset.

Competencies:

  1. Strategic Perspective.
  2. Integrity and Inclusion.
  3. Leading Self and Others.
  4. Partnering.
  5. Results Orientation.
  6. Agility.
  7. Solution Focused.
  8. Effective Communication.

About UNOPS:

UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. Its mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. The team is focused on implementation, committed to UN values and private sector efficiency, and are the only part of the UN not receiving core funding from tax payers. Its services cover infrastructure, project management, procurement, financial management and human resources. Its partners supplement their own capacities, improve speed, reduce risks, boost cost-effectiveness and increase quality.

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