The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in cooperation with the
United Nations Department of Political Affairs is seeking candidates for the Standby Team of Mediation Experts with the following areas of specialization:
• Security Arrangements (Ceasefires, DDR and SSR)
• Constitutional Issues
• Natural Resources/Wealth-sharing
• Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue (Process Design) (2 positions)
The UN Department of Political Affairs, under its Policy and Mediation Division, maintains
a Mediation Support Unit (MSU) to serve as a repository for expertise on peacemaking and provide support to UN envoys and partners engaged in mediation. MSU, in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council, operates a Standby Team consisting of seven full-time senior mediation experts. The team functions as a rapid response mechanism that makes expert thematic advice available to the UN and its partners across the world.
The Standby Team of Mediation Experts is under the administrative responsibility of the
Norwegian Refugee Council.
The team’s expert positions are full-time one-year appointments. The experts are based in their respective countries of residence and deploy to the field on short notice. The appointment includes competitive remuneration commensurate with level of experience
For details on the above vacancies (only online applications are accepted):
Closing date: 10 September 2012
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and assist within the sector of shelter, education, emergency food security and distribution, camp management and legal assistance.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has 2600 committed and competent employees involved in projects on four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters - NORCAP, with 850 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs.