swisspeace: Project Assistant / Junior Program Officer Statehood (80 - 100%) - Bern

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Position: swisspeace: Project Assistant / Junior Program Officer Statehood (80 - 100%) - Bern
Beschäftigungsverhältnis: Festanstellung
Beschäftigungsdauer: Befristet bis 31.12.2018
Arbeitszeit: Vollzeit
ausf. Beschreibung Starting date: 1 June 2018 or by agreement until the end of the year (with possibility of extension)

The swisspeace Statehood Program conducts, amongst other things, research and implements projects related to local governance in Syria. swisspeace works in close collaboration with local organizations, and contributes to improved analysis, design, and monitoring and evaluation practice to increase the effectiveness and positive impact of their peacebuilding interventions.

Your tasks:

Support the Statehood team in the successful implementation of ongoing mandates and projects related to Syria

Contribute to the administrative and financial management of projects and mandates

Assist in implementing capacity building measures and trainings on project management and local governance for our local partner organizations based in Gaziantep (Turkey) and Beirut (Lebanon)

Support our local partners in organizing and conducting trainings and workshops related to local governance and the ongoing peace process Follow the developments in Syria (incl. news and social media) and produce internal updates/briefs

Your profile:

1-2 years of experience in peacebuilding or in supporting the implementation of projects in contexts of conflict and fragility. Field experience and knowledge related to local governance issues are an asset.

Experience in project management, including administration and financial management

Excellent spoken and written Arabic and English

Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills

Syrian context knowledge

Ability to work in a politically sensitive context

Ability and willingness for frequent international travel, including to conflict countries

An explicit team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines

Our offer:

Good working conditions, flexible office hours and an attractive work place in the heart of Bern

An inspiring job in an attractive and international field of work with political relevance

A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international institution

We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 29 April 2018. Applicants should preferably hold a valid work permit for Switzerland or be a citizen of an EU/EFTA country.

Please send your application to mentioning ‘Project Assistant Statehood’ in the subject line. More information can be found at
Themenbereich: Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Bereich: Projektmitarbeit
Qualifikation: Fachhochschule
zu besetzen ab: 01.06.2018
Stellenanzahl: 1
Arabisch: verhandlungssicher
Englisch: verhandlungssicher
Einsatzort: Schweiz, Bern, 3013 Bern

Download "JPO_Statehood_swisspeace.pdf"

Kontakt / Bewerbung an
Bevorzugte Bewerbungsart: per E-Mail
Bewerbung bis 29.04.2018
Kontaktperson Nicolas Walker
Organisation: swisspeace
Adresse: Sonnenbergstrasse 17
3013 Bern

Tel.: 313301212