ADVISORY FORUM COORDINATOR
ADVISORY FORUM COORDINATOR
According to Agreement for the Establishment of the King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (henceforth Agreement), the Centre shall work to promote regular exchanges and networking of representatives of religions and faith-based and cultural institutions, and, as appropriate, representatives of state and non-state institutions, universities, civil society actors and other individual experts. The Advisory Forum, as one of the organs of the Centre, supports the work of the Board of Directors in providing advice on the activities of the Centre. Advisory Forum members are also expected to act as a good-will ambassador for the Centre and disseminate information about the Centre within their communities.
The Advisory Forum is currently composed of 39 members, but the membership is planned to increase to 60 members and eventually to 100 members, as per Article VII of the Establishment Agreement.
Under the supervision of the Director of the Programme Department and in close coordination with the Chiefs of the two Hubs in the Programme Department, as well as with the Governing Bodies Officer within Executive Management Department, the role holder will act as the focal point and coordinator of all Advisory Forum activities.
- Liaise with the Advisory Forum members on a regular basis to share information about the work of the Centre;
- Get input from the Advisory Forum members on the topics of joint interest;
- Coordinate the Advisory Forum members’ involvement in internal (KAICIID) and external (non-KAICIID) events;
- Identify potential support from the individual members and channel it accordingly; foster ambassadorship role of selected members; ensure succession planning of members on a timely basis;
- Identify Programme Departments activities which can be jointly implemented with Advisory Forum members, and coordinate work as required;
- Contribute to the design of the joint activities, develop proposals and concept notes;
- Lead the planning for the regular meetings of the Advisory Forum, including preparation of the agenda and all required background documents in close coordination with all Departments; coordinate logistical arrangements with the Events Management Section;
- Provide technical support in meetings of the Advisory Forum, its task forces and/or working groups and take minutes; ensure that minutes are comprehensive but concise and are distributed in a timely manner;
- Monitor the work and the progress of the agreed activities, contribute to the timeliness and quality of the outputs and prepare relevant reports, including the Advisory Forum Engagement Report, documenting achievements, challenges, and lessons learned;
- Prepare yearly budgets for the activities and meetings of the Advisory Forum, monitor its implementation and certify expenditures as required;
- Maintain and update files related to the activities of the Forum;
- Perform any other duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Advanced university degree in interreligious studies, peace and conflict resolution, sociology, or similar disciplines;
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of religious, inter-religious or inter-cultural dialogue. Alternatively, a similar experience in developing and supporting civil society networks is required;
- Experience in intergovernmental or international organizations desirable;
- Good conceptual and analytical capability, ability to rapidly learn and apply new concepts;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural/religious context;
- Ability to interact independently with religious leaders as well as with senior government officials;
- Knowledge and understanding of religious and interreligious institutions;
- Programme management skills, including the ability to contribute to strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
- Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects;
- Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and transactions,
- Excellent writing, drafting and editing skills;
- Experience with Microsoft software applications, excellent knowledge of Excel and Word;
- Capacity to deal with conflicting priorities and to operate in difficult business environments while delivering high quality work on schedule; facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries
- Commitment to continuous learning and sharing knowledge;
- KAICIID core values and competencies;
- Commitment to highest ethical standards and human rights.
English proficiency, knowledge of any other major language desirable.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
KAICIID offers fixed-term contracts of one year with a possibility of extension, depending on the continuing need for the position. Annual net salary for Grade 6 Step 1 is 45900 EUR. Appointments are normally made at Step 1. KAICIID salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
5 December 2019
HOW TO APPLY
Please upload your CV along with a motivation letter. At this stage, please do not send any diplomas, publications or any other documents. Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted by KAICIID.
KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.