Based in Geneva
Start date: September/October 2019
End date: end-June 2020
The Oslo Forum is the leading international retreat for 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 Forum features an annual global event in Oslo as well as regional retreats in Africa and Asia. The Oslo Forum team also produces publications that assist mediation practitioners in grappling with the challenges they encounter in their work, and supports HD’s operations by conducting research to advance the debate on approaches to mediation processes.
The Project Associate will support the planning and organisation of the Oslo Forum retreats. S/he will also contribute to HD’s policy and mediation support work. In particular, s/he will:
The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
The Oslo Forum is a small team working in a stimulating international environment with frequent interaction with other in-house project teams and external partners. As part of the team, the Project Associate will be able to develop her/his personal and professional expertise and management skills, as well as contacts in the field of armed conflict mediation. The future employee will gain direct exposure to all aspects of project work, including attending the Oslo Forum events, and to peace process actors from a variety of backgrounds.
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 (both documents in one pdf file) by 3 June 2019 to email@example.com.