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UNOPS Opportunity: Senior Mediation Adviser, Multiple Positions

UNOPS Opportunity: Senior Mediation Adviser, Multiple Positions

Job categories: Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2024/B5004/28274
Level: ICS-12
Department/office: GPO, NYPO, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station: Home based
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-4
Duration: Ongoing contract – Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and/or satisfactory performance

Application period: 29-May-2024 to 26-Jul-2024

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

Background Information – Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio

Based in New York, the UNOPS Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development operations. The portfolio manages the operational support to the Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers (SBT) mechanism, along with the provision of project management and implementation services.

Background Information – Job-specific

Established in 2008, the SBT mechanism is a service of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) situated in the Mediation Support Unit (MSU) of the Policy and Mediation Division (PMD). It is a specialized resource that can be rapidly deployed into the field on a temporary basis to provide technical advice to UN officials and other key stakeholders engaged in conflict prevention or mediation efforts. The services of the SBT mechanism are available to United Nations envoys, political and peacekeeping missions, and country teams, as well as to regional organizations and partners with whom the United Nations works closely in conflict mediation and good offices worldwide.

Further information on MSU and the SBT mechanism is available on the Peacemaker website. Full-time members of the SBT mechanism must be permanently available for deployment on short notice and are not allowed to undertake any outside employment while serving on the SBT. The opportunity to serve on a When-Actually-Employed / Part-time contract in support of the Standby Team mechanism is also available to candidates recommended following the interview process.

If selected, full-time members of the SBT mechanism should know that the mediation expertise of the SBT is revised on a yearly basis. As such, any full-time contract may be terminated after a single SBT term (ca. 12 months) should the expertise provided not be required and/or if the project is not renewed.

Learn more and apply here:

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are eager to advance your career in mediation, apply now to join the team of Senior Mediation Advisers. Follow the link below to complete the application form: 

Application Deadline: July 26, 2024