The success of HD’s operations is dependent on the quality and the commitment of its Human Resources. Our team is made of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who find creative approaches to “getting things done”.

HD recruits professionals who have an entrepreneurial approach, are able to reflect on their work and are dedicated to making a difference in peace and mediation efforts. With a staff of more than twenty different nationalities and an equal number of men and women employees, HD offers a unique working environment in a challenging field.

HD’s operational work strongly relies on service-oriented corporate services (HR, Finance, Communications, Fundraising Logistics, and IT) to guarantee efficiency and compliance in a fast moving environment.

Permanent and short-term career opportunities are posted below when they become available.


HD   is willing to offers students an opportunity to acquire direct exposure and allow them to contribute to the organisation’s work through internships. Each intern will be paid a stipend for the duration of their internship.

When positions become available, HD will give preference to students undertaking degrees in political science, international relations, peace and conflict, human rights, humanitarian law or equivalent. Eligible candidates must also be fluent in English.

Knowledge in pre- and post-conflict situations, conflict resolution and peacemaking, with experience in researching, analysing and writing on political contexts will be strongly favoured.

Motivated students should send their resume together with an application letter by email to: hrmanager(at)

Current vacancies

Intern for Oslo Forum Team

HD is currently looking for a:

Policy Intern for its Oslo Forum Team
(based in Geneva, mid-September 2016 – mid-February 2017)

The Oslo Forum is the leading international network of conflict mediation practitioners. Co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oslo Forum regularly convenes conflict mediators, peacemakers, high level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats. The Oslo Forum features an annual global event in Oslo and regional retreats in Africa and Asia. Oslo Forum events are complemented by Oslo Forum publications that assist mediation practitioners in grappling with the challenges they encounter in peace processes. The Oslo Forum team also supports HD’s operations by conducting research to advance the debate on approaches to mediation processes.
The successful candidate will work for a period of five months, in close collaboration with the Oslo Forum team, on a number of internal and external projects. Her/his responsibilities will include:

  • Helping to prepare and co-ordinate HD publications, including preparing background research on potential topics for publication, researching possible authors, proof-reading drafts and liaising with authors, translators and editors;
  • Compiling a comprehensive HD publications archives;
  • Supporting the Oslo Forum team in the organisation of meetings and events, as well as providing administrative and logistical assistance;
  • Researching and preparing input for upcoming Oslo Forum events, including briefing material and agenda;
  • Supporting HD’s policy work, as well as drafting brief papers in response to research requests from operational teams;
  • Supporting the restructuring of HD’s library.

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a degree or be enrolled in a graduate programme in political science, international law or relations, peace studies; 
  • Have excellent oral and written English skills, publishing record would be an asset;
  • Possess strong research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Possess sound organisational skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Be self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to work autonomously;
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be a team player;
  • Prior internship experience and knowledge of Spanish or French as well as any additional language would be considered as assets.

The candidate will receive a stipend during the internship.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 15 August 2016 to hrmanager(at)