Recruitment Drive for the 2015 Standby Team of Mediation Experts

Recruitment Drive for the 2015 Standby Team of Mediation Experts


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Apply to the 2015 Standby Team

of Mediation Experts 

Deadline for applications is 14 September 2014.


We would encourage you to share this announcement with highly qualified candidates who may be interested in working for the United Nations as a senior mediation expert. DPA’s core goal is to establish a team of experts that has a wide range of regional experiences, technical skills and language abilities (in particular, French and Arabic speakers are encouraged to apply). 
The 2015 Standby Team will have eight expert positions with the following areas of thematic focus:  
  • Constitutions 
  • Gender and Inclusion, 
  • Natural resources/wealth-sharing
  • Power-sharing, 
  • Security arrangements (ceasefires, DDR, SSR)
  • Mediation, facilitation and dialogue process design (3 positions).  
The experts will be offered full-time one year appointments starting on late February 2015. Interviews with short-listed candidates will be carried out in November. The team is currently administered by our implementing partner, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).  All candidates should apply via the NRC webportal using the following link: 


The deadline for applications is 14 September 2014.




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