Policy Manager

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is an independent organisation based in Geneva dedicated to improving the prevention of, and response to, armed conflict. It attempts to achieve this by mediating between warring parties and providing support to the broader mediation community.

The HD Centre is currently looking for a

Policy Manager

Reporting to the Director of Policy and Mediation Support. His/her responsibilities will include: 


  • In close collaboration with the Regional Directors, serve as a focal point for the HD Centre’s monitoring and evaluation cycle.
  • Review the HD Centre’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodology, and develop proposals on how to strengthen it.
  • Develop a set of indicators on project impact, which are appropriate for the mediation field and the HD Centre’s work.
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring of the implementation of the HD Centre’s Strategic Framework.
  • Serve as a focal point for the HD Centre’s risk management process and ensure that risks are properly identified, monitored and that mitigation plans are in place.
  • Contribute substantive and other support to the HD Centre’s mediation projects. 
  • Serve as “surge” capacity in support of the HD Centre’s mediation work. 
  • Participate in policy discussions through publications, participation in seminars and conferences, and liaise with relevant mediation actors as well as M&E experts.
  • Carry out communication and representation tasks arising from the work.


Qualifications: The successful candidate should have an advanced university degree, including studies in international relations, and at least seven years of work experience in an international environment. S/he must have experience in project development and management, as well as field experience in peacebuilding, political affairs or mediation. Required knowledge include: international peace and security issues, the United Nations and conflict mediation; a strong understanding of peace and mediation processes and a strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes, strategy development and risk management in the non-government sector.

Personality: The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, possess experience of public speaking and representation, demonstrate a record of initiative and creativity as well as confidence in dealing with senior practitioners. S/he should be flexible and able to work under time constraints and to manage multiple projects at the same time. Knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.


If you are interested in this position, and meet all of the above described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short introduction before 30 November 2012 to hrmanager(at)hdcentre.org 

The HD Centre is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org





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