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Dialogue Facilitation Officer


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Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Minimum of six years of relevant professional experience in dialogue facilitation issues in peace processes or other transitional contexts
  • Extensive experience in conflict resolution processes through facilitation and dialogue
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills
  • Substantial analytical capacity of facilitation and dialogue
  • Demonstrated understanding of dialogue dynamics and processes with direct experience in facilitation and dialogue in the field
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Substantial experience in conducting conflict analysis and actor mapping
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Experience in identifying and designing potential and relevant dialogue activities and projects and their subsequent implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience in coaching and training in skills relevant to dialogue facilitation
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Capacity to plan and assist in the development of public information strategies
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency in English and Russian and/or Ukrainian, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail



  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Experience with the UN common system and/or other international organizations
Tasks and Responsibilities

The assignment of the selected candidate will be initially until 31 March 2015, subject to extension.

Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMMU) and the immediate supervision of the Head of Human Dimension Unit, the Dialogue Facilitation Officer:

  1. Supports collaborative leadership and dialogue on land issues among government, political and civil society leaders;
  2. Works closely with relevant government officials, political and civic leadership in Ukraine and, where relevant, district level to promote collaborative leadership and dialogue on land issues and related matters;
  3. Supports and assists in the organization and implementation of dialogue initiatives including administrative and logistical requirements;
  4. Supports and assists in the design, organization and carrying out of conferences and other public events that create opportunities for exchange on land issues;
  5. Engages with media actors to promote a climate that is supportive of efforts by leaders to work in a collaborative manner;
  6. Monitors and analyses political developments with relevance to the land-related issues;
  7. Engages with leaders and relevant institutions in a politically informed and conflict sensitive manner;
  8. Represents, when required, SMMU in meetings and discussions with government, political and civil society counterparts;
  9. Supports, organizes, participates in, and when required, leads efforts to train leaders on tools and approaches related to collaborative leadership and dialogue. Topics will include conflict analysis, actor mapping, dialogue/mediation process design, and confidence-building measures;
  10. Provides technical assistance to leaders through coaching, mentoring and accompanying their engagement with dialogue processes;
  11. Perform other tasks as required.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.



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