Junior Program Officer (100%)

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Position: Junior Program Officer (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, supporting and advising other peace actors, as well as by providing and facilitating spaces for analysis, discussion, critical reflection and learning.
To reinforce the Mediation Program swisspeace is looking for a:
Junior Program Officer (100%)
Starting date: 1 December 2019 (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, diplomats, 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 partner organizations from Switzerland, the EU, the UN and specific conflict regions.
Your tasks:
 Supporting swisspeace’s work on Syria, in particular facilitating the participation of civil society in the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva and other meetings
 Conducting research on mediation-related topics
 Contributing to mediation trainings run by swisspeace and partners
 Drafting and editing reports
 Supporting the organization and coordination of mediation support activities and events
 Providing administrative and logistical support to the swisspeace Mediation Program

Your profile:
 Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline (international relations, political sciences, social sciences or similar disciplines)
 Proficiency in English and German (writing, speaking and listening); French or Arabic is an asset
 Minimum 1 year of work experience in mediation, peacebuilding or a related field
 Excellent spoken and written English. Arabic, German, and French are assets
 Knowledge of Syria and the region is an asset
 Good research and drafting skills
 Affinity for coordination, logistics and administrative tasks, organizational talent
 Availability to travel

Our offer:
 An interesting and challenging entry-level position in an attractive field of work with political relevance
 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 24 October 2019. Please send your application to jobs@swisspeace.ch mentioning ‘Junior Program Officer Mediation’ in the subject line. For further information please consult our website http://www.swisspeace.ch/topics/mediation.html 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
Einsatzort: Schweiz, Bern, 3013 Bern / Basel

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Kontaktperson Maria Hoffstetter
Organisation: swisspeace
Adresse: Sonnenbergstrasse 17
3013 Bern