Mediation Program Officer (80-100%)

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Position: Mediation Program Officer (80-100%)
Beschäftigungsverhältnis: Festanstellung
Beschäftigungsdauer: Unbefristet
Arbeitszeit: Vollzeit
ausf. Beschreibung swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. swisspeace contributes to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation by producing innovative research, shaping discourses on international peace policy, developing and applying new peacebuilding tools and methodologies, support-ing and advising other peace actors, as well as by providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, discus-sion, critical reflection and learning.
To reinforce the Mediation Program, swisspeace is looking for a:
Mediation Program Officer (80-100%)
Starting date: 1 January 2020 (or by agreement)
The swisspeace Mediation Program supports ongoing mediation, negotiation and dialogue processes and conducts mediation-related research projects. It provides training and coaching for mediators, diplo-mats, UN staff, peacebuilding practitioners and representatives of conflict parties, and brings together stakeholders in peace processes by creating opportunities for dialogue. It cooperates closely with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the EU, the UN and partner organizations across the world.
Your tasks:
 Support dialogue promotion and peacebuilding activities in Central and West Africa in cooperation with our partners
 Travel regularly to Central and West Africa, in particular for mediation and dialogue support, training and outreach to civil society
 Contribute to building networks of civil society representatives active in dialogue promotion and peacebuilding in Central and West Africa
 Conduct other mediation support activities and practice-oriented research
 Manage projects and complete administrative and logistical tasks related to project implementation
 Contribute to training courses run by swisspeace
Your profile:
 Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline (international relations, political science, social sciences or similar disciplines)
 3-6 years of work experience, including experience in the areas of peacebuilding, civil society partici-pation and mediation/dialogue. Field experience is a strong asset
 Excellent spoken and written French and English; German and other languages are assets
 Good knowledge of Swiss foreign policy as it pertains to peace promotion; experience working for/with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in peace promotion is an asset
 Central and West Africa context knowledge
 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:
 An interesting and challenging position in an attractive field of work with political relevance
 Opportunity to work in a peace process and demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills
 Attractive working conditions, with flexible office ours and a modern work place in Bern and Basel

We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including a motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 27 October 2019.
Please send your application to mentioning ‘Program Officer Mediation’ in the sub-ject line. For further information please consult our website or contact us by phone +41 31 330 12 12.
Themenbereich: Andere
Bereich: Projektmitarbeit
Qualifikation: Hochschulabschluss
zu besetzen ab: 01.01.2020
Stellenanzahl: 1
Englisch: verhandlungssicher
Französisch: verhandlungssicher
Einsatzort: Schweiz, Bern, 3013 Bern / Basel

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Bevorzugte Bewerbungsart: per E-Mail
Bewerbung bis 27.10.2019
Kontaktperson Maria Hoffstetter
Organisation: swisspeace
Adresse: Sonnenbergstrasse 17
3013 Bern