Senior Mediation Adviser

  • Added Date: Monday, 07 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with no UN or UNOPS experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

Selected experts will work in one or more of the following areas of specialization:

  1. Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes;
  2. Security Arrangements (emphasis on ceasefires);
  3. Constitution-making;
  4. Power-sharing;
  5. Gender and Inclusion;
  6. Climate Change and Natural Resources.

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  • Advanced university degree.
  • A BA or first level degree with two additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A technical degree or military degree with four additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in fields related to promoting peace and conflict resolution - mediation, facilitation, dialogue (design) issues, academia (research and/or teaching), and/or related fields is required.
  • Significant and prolonged field experience in conflict, post conflict or other transitional situations is an asset.
  • A significant part of the ten years of professional experience overall being in particular in one or more of the thematic areas is an asset
  • Direct experience in mediation, negotiations, facilitation, and dialogue situations, and/or experience in mediation advice to chief mediators, senior envoys, and/or conflict parties is an asset.
  • Experience in delivering mediation capacity-building or training activities is an asset.
  • Significant experience in engaging with civil society in peace processes is an asset.


  • Working knowledge of oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of at least one other official UN language is highly desirable, in particular Arabic and French.

  • Application materials must be submitted in English.

  • The cover letter may be submitted in French, accompanied by a translation in English.

This vacancy is archived.

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