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Dialogue Facilitation Officer


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Archived vacancy details

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, mediation, reconciliation and/or negotiation issues in peace processes or other transitional contexts
  • Extensive experience in facilitating dialogues between parties in conflict 
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills
  • Substantial analytical capacity of facilitation and dialogue
  • Demonstrated understanding of dialogue dynamics and processes 
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Substantial experience in conducting conflict analysis and actor mapping
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Experience in identifying and designing potential and relevant dialogue activities and initiatives and their subsequent implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Extensive experience in coaching and training in skills relevant to dialogue facilitation
  • Knowledge of regional history and developments, sensitivity towards - and understanding of - the challenges of post-communist societies and the various cultures in Ukraine
  • Capacity to plan and assist in the development of public information strategies
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments
  • 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, 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 OSCE, the UN common system and/or other international organizations
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

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

  1. Monitors and reports on issues related to dialogue facilitation;
  2. Trains staff in dialogue facilitation, effective communication and other issues related to dialogue;
  3. Designs and implements dialogue processes for de-escalation, confidence building, reconciliation and post-conflict rehabilitation;
  4. Supports Monitoring Teams on the ground in implementing dialogue facilitation activities;
  5. Supports and assists in the organization and implementation of dialogue initiatives including administrative and logistical requirements;
  6. Represents SMM at meetings with NGOs and INGOs;
  7. Monitors and analyses developments with relevance to dialogue; 
  8. Engages with a wide range of interlocutors and relevant institutions in a politically informed and conflict sensitive manner;  
  9. Supports and assists in the design, organization and carrying out of conferences and other public events; 
  10. Performs 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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