For its headquarters in Washington, D.C. (USA), the International Monetary Fund (the Fund), an international organization with a diverse staff from over 140 countries, is seeking a part-time Mediator to establish a new Fund Mediation Office, conduct mediations of workplace disputes, and administer all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the new Mediation Office, including conduct outreach to Fund employees. Because the Mediator will be expected to build a Mediation Office from the ground up, the Mediator will need to have a high degree of initiative and clear ideas about how to put the new office's services in place.
The Mediator will be appointed by the Managing Director of the Fund and will exercise his or her duties with complete independence from other Fund officials and organizational units.
Candidates for the Mediator position should have an advanced degree in a relevant field, and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience mediating workplace disputes, preferably at an international organization. In addition to proven success in conducting mediations, experience with creating and a new mediation program and heading or administering a mediation office, especially at an international organization, would be particularly valuable. A legal background would be useful, but is not required. Additional work in fields such as human resource management, conciliation, and arbitration would also be relevant, as would managerial experience. An excellent command of English, the working language of the IMF is required. Knowledge of other languages would be desirable.
The selected candidate will be expected to take up the position in Washington, D.C. preferably by the beginning of the fall of 2012. The Mediator's term of service is intended to be for a non-renewable five-year term, with an initial contract for two years. Following an individual's end of service as Mediator, that person shall not be eligible for staff employment with the Fund.
The Fund offers a competitive salary commensurate with the requirements of the position and the experience of the individual. An attractive benefits package will be provided. The part-time work schedule, to be determined, shall be consistent with the execution of the duties of the office.
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