Recruitment of the 2023 Standby Team | Last date: 29 July 2022

20 Jun 2022

Recruitment of the 2023 Standby Team | Last date: 29 July 2022

2023 Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers in the following areas of specialization:

• Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes;
• Security Arrangements (with an emphasis on ceasefires);
• Gender and Inclusion;
• Constitution-making;
• Power-sharing;
• Climate Change and Natural Resources;
• Transitional Justice and Reconciliation.

The Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers (SBT) consists of full-time experienced mediation practitioners who can provide remote assistance or deploy on very short notice to support the good offices, preventive diplomacy and mediation efforts of senior envoys and representatives of the UN and its partners. This mechanism complements the existing capacities of the DPPA Mediation Support Unit (MSU) which provides support to senior UN envoys and partners engaged in mediation and peace-making efforts, and serves as a repository for expertise and knowledge.

DPPA and UNOPS seek applicants with significant mediation experience and a wide range of regional knowledge, technical skills and language abilities. All applicants are expected to have some mediation process design skills, and are required to demonstrate competence in mainstreaming gender into their work. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Speakers of Arabic and French are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Interviews with short-listed candidates will take place in late September 2022. The exact composition of the team will be defined depending on the requirements of the United Nations at the time of recruitment. Expert positions on the Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers are full-time appointments; experts are home-based and deploy to the field on short notice, as needed. Members of the 2023 Standby Team are expected to take up their functions in late January 2023. Applicants should take note that positions on the Standby Team are consultancies, not UN staff positions.

All candidates for the 2023 Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisers must submit an application via the recruitment portal of UNOPS. The application page, and the Terms of Reference for the positions, can be found here. The deadline for all applications is Friday, 29 July 2022 at 18:00 EDT.