Job Opportunity: Co-ordinator, Secretariat of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

For more information, or to apply, please follow this link:

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 2 December, midnight, Paris time

The OECD’s mission – Better Policies for Better Lives – promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.


OECD are looking for a Co-ordinator to join the Secretariat of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (hereafter  “the Dialogue”).


The Secretariat for the Dialogue facilitates the participation and engagement of all its members in initiatives of the Dialogue and provides substantive and administrative support to the Dialogue co-chairs and its governance bodies. The Secretariat works in close collaboration with the Secretariats of the g7+, the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), and the Civil Society Team for the International Dialogue. 

Main Responsibilities

Support the International Dialogue

·         Prepare and organise senior-level Dialogue meetings, Steering Group meetings, including co-ordination, production and distribution of high quality materials.

·         Support the preparation of annual work programmes for the Dialogue and liaise closely with the Secretariats of the g7+, INCAF and civil society to advance implementation.

·         Deliver secretariat and advisory services to the Co-Chairs and Steering Group and analyse and formulate substantive documents for consideration by the Dialogue.


Co-ordination, liaison and communication

·         Ensure regular information flows with the Dialogue members and its governance bodies.

·         Initiate dialogue and support outreach initiatives with other relevant communities and actors within and beyond the current constituencies of the Dialogue.

·         Facilitate co-ordination with other relevant international fora and processes, in particular the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.

·         Represent the Dialogue in relevant international fora, as required.


Budget management and reporting

·         Prepare budgets and regular budget projections, manage the Dialogue budget and oversee use of funding for partner country participation in meetings.

·         Prepare funding proposals for the International Dialogue, help ensure adequate funding for the Dialogue work programme and support progress reporting.

Candidate’s profile

Academic Background

·         An advanced university degree (Masters) in international relations, development policy, political science or other subjects related to conflict and fragility.

Professional Background

·          At least 5 years’ professional experience within a government or a relevant organisation in a conflict affected and fragile country and with bi- or multilateral level partners dealing with issues relating to peacebuilding, statebuilding and management of development programmes.

·         Excellent knowledge and direct experience with the theory, policies, and practice related to peacebuilding and statebuilding, the political economy of aid and development co-operation, the challenges and opportunities of supporting reform in fragile states and within development partners, the international peace and security architecture, and experience in planning and implementing national plans and development initiatives in fragile states.

·         An extensive network of contacts within the g7+ group of fragile states, other conflict affected and fragile countries, bi-lateral and multi-lateral development partners, and civil society.


Excellent drafting and speaking skills in English. Working knowledge of French is a plus.

This vacancy is open to candidates from non-OECD countries.
For more information, or to apply, please follow this link:

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