Dialogue Facilitation Officer

  • Added Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 07 May 2018

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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
International Seconded
Human Rights
Senior professional
12 April 2018
7 May 2018 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET)
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:


First-level university degree in relevant field(s)


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • First-level university degree in relevant field(s);
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills;
  • 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 the English language, both oral and written;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.


  • Experience in 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 assignment for this post is for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

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

Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM and with due consideration to recommendations of the UN International Civil Service Commission. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

Under the general direction of the 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 will be responsible for:

  1. Monitoring and reporting on issues related to dialogue facilitation;
  2. Training staff in dialogue facilitation, effective communication and other issues related to dialogue;
  3. Designing and implementing dialogue processes for de-escalation, confidence-building, reconciliation and post-conflict rehabilitation;
  4. Supporting Monitoring Teams on the ground in implementing dialogue facilitation activities;
  5. Supporting and assisting in the organization and implementation of dialogue initiatives including administrative and logistical requirements;
  6. Representing SMM at meetings with NGOs and INGOs;
  7. Monitoring and analysing developments with relevance to dialogue;
  8. Engaging with a wide-range of interlocutors and relevant institutions in a politically informed and conflict sensitive manner;
  9. Supporting and assisting in the design, organization and carrying out of conferences and other public events;
  10. Performing other tasks as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see https://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine

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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

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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