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Dialogue Facilitation Officer

Ukraine (Ukraine)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Peace and Development
    • Conflict prevention
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-19

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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:

  • 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 political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Minimum of six years of relevant professional experience in dialogue facilitation, mediation, reconciliation and/or negotiation issues in peace processes or other transitional contexts;
  • Experience in facilitating dialogues in a conflict setting, including gender-responsive dialogue facilitation;
  • Experience in identifying and designing potential and relevant dialogue activities and initiatives and their subsequent implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • Demonstrated understanding of dialogue dynamics and processes;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations and civil society;
  • Substantial experience in conducting conflict analysis and actor mapping;
  • Extensive experience in coaching and training in skills relevant to dialogue facilitation;
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills;
  • Knowledge of regional history and developments;
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills;
  • 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 commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • 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

Under the general direction of the Head of Human Dimension Unit of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) and the immediate supervision of the Deputy Head of Human Dimension Unit, as Dialogue Facilitation Officer, you 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 postconflict 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


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.

Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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