The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on theprinciples of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate andresolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD is currently looking for a: Gender and Inclusion Project Associate at 100%Based in Geneva12-months contract, renewableStarting date: as soon as possible The Gender and Inclusion Project Associate will support HD's Gender and Inclusion programme lead ina range of institutional development, operational support, capacity building and research tasks acrossHD's portfolio, and contribute to the further development and implementation of the Gender andInclusion programme. The Project Associate will have the following responsibilities: ? Contribute to the design, planning, coordination, implementation and continuous improvementof HD's gender and inclusion institutional development and operational initiatives;? Support the design, coordination and implementation of capacity building tools and events,including online trainings and digital learning tools;? Support and advise project teams on operationalising gender-mainstreaming and inclusion, aswell as project design;? Propose, design, contribute to and pilot innovative approaches for inclusive peacemaking andmediation initiatives;? Support results capturing and reporting to senior management and donors;? Conduct research on gender issues and inclusion in peacemaking, and develop guidance papersand briefs;? Support the design, organisation and delivery of HD seminars, workshops and roundtables;? Support the design and development of HD publications on gender and inclusion inpeacemaking;? May represent HD in external networks and donor events, as well as internal team retreats andoperational settings;? Assist in coordination with and management of consultants and partners.Qualifications:The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:? At least 2 years of professional experience in mediation, political affairs, or peacebuilding;? Fluency and excellent writing skills in English; French, Spanish and/or Arabic are consideredfurther assets;? Strong understanding of peace and mediation processes, as well as current international peace and security issues;? Strong understanding of, and preferably experience in, gender and inclusive conflict mediation;? Good public speaking and presentation skills;? Strong organisational, analytical and communication skills;? Graphic design skills will be an asset;? Tertiary education in a relevant field. Personality: The successful candidate should be capable of communicating effectively across cultures and via remote means. S/he must be able to build and maintain relationships across the organisation and with key external partners, while prompting critical reflection. S/he must be highly motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and creativity as well as confidence in dealing with senior practitioners. S/he must be multi-tasking and capable of working autonomously, remotely and delivering timely results. This role may require some travel. If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria defined above, please send a complete file (CV, motivation letter, diplomas and work certificates) to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 June 2021. Please indicate Gender and Inclusion Project Associate in the subject line of your e-mail.HD promotes equal opportunities in employment. For more information, please visit: www.hdcentre.org.
Background Peace and Development Advisors (hereafter PDA) work with national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally owned and driven efforts to prevent violent conflict and build just and peaceful societies. The range of countries to which PDAs are deployed vary considerably, with some deployed to countries emerging from conflict, others where violence is escalating, and others to countries where there is no violent conflict but underlying structural causes of conflict are present. PDAs are also deployed in countries where political and developmental challenges exist around issues related to elections and constitutional processes, exclusion and inequality, environment, climate change and natural resource management. PDAs are deployed through a partnership between the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. PDAs support Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in their efforts to work with national partners on conflict prevention and sustaining peace. They support early warning and risk management measures, and ensure that UN assessments, frameworks (mainly UN Cooperation Frameworks), strategies and programmes are conflict-sensitive and informed by high quality analysis. They are located in the Resident Coordinators' office, with a direct reporting line to the RC, and a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Resident Representative and DPPA-DPO regional divisions. In 2021, PDAs will have been deployed to more than 50 countries through the Joint Programme. While most PDAs are deployed at country-level, there are a number of PDAs who cover multiple countries. In some contexts, PDAs are part of a small Peace and Development Advisory team composed of a PDA and a substantive national or international officer/analyst. PDAs also receive additional support from a Joint Programme Secretariat based at UN Headquarters in New York, from UNDP and DPPA technical advisors/specialists globally, and from a cadre of regional programme specialists supporting their regions from Amman, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul and Panama. PDAs at the P5 level will be deployed in: a) particularly complex political, conflict and security settings as determined by the Joint Programme criticality assessment and analysis carried out by DPPA and UNDP b) in contexts of UN mission/mission transition settings or with other political presences, c) when regional/sub-regional functions are required, or d) when engagement with high-level officials is expected. Given the broad range of skills and experience required by PDAs, the Joint Programme encourages applications from individuals with a combination of expertise spanning sustainable development, political affairs, peacebuilding, sustaining peace, conflict prevention/resolution, community engagement, justice, reconciliation, dialogue, mediation, and humanitarian-development-peace nexus among other relevant areas. While UN experience is a major asset, it is not a requirement for this position. Moreover, the skills of diplomacy, dialogue and facilitation, analysis, advocacy, networking, capacity development and coordination are critical elements of a PDA's work. Country's context One of the world's most underdeveloped countries, Chad faces significant peacebuilding challenges on all points of the compass, as well as internally. In the north and east, armed groups use the largely ungoverned areas of southern Libya and western Sudan (Darfur) to intermittently launch attacks on the country with a view to overthrowing the government. Conflicts over gold resources in the remote north of the country pit communities and ethnicities against each other and the government. In the east and south, conflicts between farmers and herders recur every year to coincide with transhumance movements, which climate change is making increasingly unpredictable. In the west, Boko Haram continues its campaign of terror around Lake Chad with grim determination, causing massive internal displacement. Across the country, a large youth population is increasingly dissatisfied with the lack of educational and employment opportunities available to them. Despite these challenges, Chad generously hosts nearly half a million refugees from Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Nigeria, who compete for the limited natural resources of local populations, increasing tensions and the potential for conflict. Despite these challenges, Chad makes significant contributions to regional security and counter-terrorism efforts, particularly though its contributions to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), the G5 Sahel Joint Force and the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA. From this perspective, Chad plays a critical stabilizing role in a highly volatile region that includes Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic. Against this already challenging backdrop, invading rebels killed Chad's President in April 2021, following which the army seized power and installed a transitional administration promising elections within 18 months. The challenge now for the UN is to accompany the Chadian authorities and people back to a civilian-led constitutional order within an agreed timeframe. The PDA for Chad should therefore have experience in working on supporting mediation processes, as well as managing transitions and coordinating with the Government, political parties, electoral management bodies, civil society and other stakeholders on ways to advance institutional reforms and mitigate political and social tensions going forward. Duties and Responsibilities There are three broad functions of the position: - Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA. - Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention and with a view towards a renewed social contract, including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others. - Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. PDAs have a primary reporting line to the Resident Coordinator, and secondary reporting lines to the DPPA-DPO regional division and the UNDP Resident Representative. Under their guidance and agreed workplan, and in close collaboration with the Country Team, the PDA will: 1. Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA. · Provide risk-informed analysis to the RC and the broader UNCT (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team) as well as the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) on political and socioeconomic developments, and conflict dynamics, particularly as relevant to the transition process. This would also require identifying appropriate ‘entry points' for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, proposing concrete, actionable and timely recommendations for consideration by the UN leadership; - Strengthen and support the capacity of the UNCT, including through training, to undertake conflict, context and political economy analysis, ensuring that gendered and human rights dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming; and inform early warning and response mechanisms; - Provide updates to the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) in line with the Joint Programme's reporting guidelines with advice on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics. - Support the regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework, including lead the conflict analysis part of the CCA; - Regularly brief the UNCT on political developments, and provide strategic advice on integrated approaches across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 ? Peace Justice and Strong Institutions; - Participate on behalf of the RC, in relevant national fora and represent the UN system where necessary, including through engagement with high-level government officials; - Facilitate the linking of political economy considerations, conflict and political analysis and strategies as well as risk-informed approaches to the UN's programmatic and policy engagement at the country-level; and - Engage with academia and think tanks in research and analyses on peace and conflict related themes, including areas such as climate-related security risk. 2. Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention and with a view towards a renewed social contract, including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others. · Support the RC and UNCT in the context of the political transition in Chad by providing analysis on the process, as well as policy and programmatic advice for potential UN support to an inclusive dialogue process, and the management of the transition process. This might include assistance to UNCT efforts to develop and design technical and programmatic support to the transition process, as well as initiatives for institutional reform/strengthening geared towards social cohesion and renewal of the social contract, and support of RCO and UNDP engagement with the Transition Monitoring Council stakeholders. - Provide strategic and technical advice, and support the design and initiation of peace-promoting initiatives or engagements in areas such as conflict prevention and sustaining peace; infrastructures for peace; dialogue processes; confidence-building measures, electoral violence prevention; social cohesion; reconciliation; countering violent extremism; and stabilization; - Support the design and facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes, building national and local capacity for negotiation, mediation and dialogue; and strengthening networks of mediators and facilitators (including female mediators) at national and local levels; - Identify opportunities and options for UN preventive diplomacy engagement as required; - Support connecting local and national level conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, as well as regional and/or cross-border initiatives as appropriate; - Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN and work with other UN entities, including OHCHR and UN Women, to protect human rights and expand civic space; - Support the UNCT in their efforts on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325 (and related resolutions) as well as Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and SCR 2250; - Support the design and implementation of strategies for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the work of the UNCT (including within the CCA, Cooperation Framework, Country Programme Documents (CPD), etc.); and where relevant, support UN's resource mobilization efforts for conflict prevention; - Provide strategic guidance and quality assurance to the design and implementation of programmes funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), where applicable, and engage closely with PBF governance mechanisms; as well as with DPPA regional divisions and UNDP Country Offices and HQ on the implementation; and In contexts of a UN Mission transition, work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the activities of the UNCT incorporate a conflict prevention dimension to sustain the peacebuilding gains achieved during the mission's presence. 3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. · Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for sustaining peace related strategies and initiatives and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and national SDG plans; - Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders including civil society, academia, think tanks, women's and youth networks and key international actors (including International Financial Institutions and regional organizations) to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, trust- and confidence-building, and reconciliation initiatives; - Maintain close liaison with relevant development partners, the diplomatic corps, regional organizations and other actors supporting the UN's conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts; - Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters as well at the regional level including relevant focal points at UNDP, DPPA-DPO, DCO and work closely with the regional programme specialists based in the region; - Maintain close contact with Special Envoys, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, political missions and offices where relevant; - Liaise with the DPPA-Peacebuilding Support Office together with the respective DPPA-DPO regional division in countries where PBF activities are being developed and/or implemented; and - Contribute to the results-based management efforts of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme, including through setting up mechanisms to assess and measure impact of peace and development initiatives and providing the Joint Programme secretariat with inputs on progress at the country level. Competencies Core Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Technical/Functional Social Cohesion Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development Conflict-Sensitive Programming Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations Conflict and Political Economy Analysis Knowledge of the interaction of political, social and economic processes in a society; including distribution of power and wealth between groups and individuals, and the processes that create, sustain and transform these relationships over time, and how these dynamics both affect, and are affected by the UN's work. Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Relationship Management Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships Gender Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective Resource Mobilization Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced university degree (Master's Degree) in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, human rights, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. Experience: - At least 10 years of experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk informed/conflict sensitive development and/or conflict prevention & sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization; - Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners; - Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development; - Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and/or field experience would be a major asset; - Experience in working in a transition context and supporting transition management would be an asset. - Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention, inclusive dialogue processes and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset; - Experience working in the sub-Saharan Africa region, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, would be an asset. Language Requirements - Fluent written and spoken English and French is required. - Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. Other - Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with email@example.com. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). 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Operational contextThe outbreak of conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2014 have resulted in widespread displacement and numerous protection concerns for the affected population. Since 2014, over 5.4 million people have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine and the government estimates that more than 1.5 million people have been internally displaced. To respond to the needs of persons of concern in Eastern Ukraine, UNHCR has established its presence in Sloviansk, Mariupol, Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk and Donetsk. UNHCR monitors closely the protection situation of communities and their vulnerable members in conflict-affected areas. Through the network of its NGO partners, UNHCR provides protection support to people at risk, through legal assistance, protection counselling, and individual protection assistance. UNHCR also undertakes advocacy interventions and awareness raising initiatives influence decision makers, stakeholders, and other relevant audiences to achieve positive change in policy and practice to address the protection needs and rights of conflict-affected people and IDPs.UNHCR also works with communities to address their priority protection concerns through Community Support Projects, involving IDPs and their host communities, as well as conflict-affected communities. The objective is to strengthen the ability of the Government, local administration, civil society, and communities to create an enabling environment which ensures equal access to services and opportunities for conflict-affected communities and IDPs.Duties- Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.- Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.- Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to PoC. - Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to PoC; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.- Conduct eligibility and status determination for PoC in compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles. - Promote and contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.- Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.- Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.- Provide inputs for the development of protection policies and standards within the AoR.- Implement and monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.- Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.- Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of PoC through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.- Assess resettlement needs and apply priorities for the resettlement of individuals and groups of refugees and other PoC.- Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.- Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy with sectorial and/or cluster partners.- Contribute to and facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems. - Assist capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.- Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.- Intervene with authorities on protection issues.- Assist the supervisor in deciding priorities for reception, interviewing and counselling for groups or individuals.- Assist the supervisor in enforcing compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.- Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.- Perform other related duties as required.Minimum QualificationsEducation & Professional Work ExperienceYears of Experience / Degree LevelFor P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). 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The Project Associate will provide support to the Latin America team by performing administrative and program-related tasks. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Associate will have the following responsibilities: - Contribute to the development of the projects' strategy and approach; - Draft narrative and analytical reports, including monthly updates, and contribute to periodic donor reports; - Monitor the political and security situation in Latin America, including developments relating to conflicts and their impact on the respective projects; - Assist in taking minutes, drafting correspondences as well as collecting and compiling meeting information; - Produce research and analysis on topics related to the projects; - Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the projects; - Coordinate operational and contractual arrangements of project consultants; - Assist in the logistics and coordination of meetings and events in collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator; - Assist in the preparation of draft budgets and forecasts. The successful candidate should have: - A Master's degree in international relations, humanitarian affairs or mediation; - 2-3 years of experience in a similar function; - Strong command of written and spoken Spanish and English; - Prior knowledge of conflict resolution/mediation or humanitarian field is a plus; - Research and analytical skills; - Discretion in the management of sensitive information; - Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills.