Programme Officer – Peace Process Implementation Support Colombia

Deadline: 
19 July, 2017

The objective of the European Institute of Peace (EIP) is to contribute to and complement the global peace agenda of Europe and of the European Union. We do so primarily through mediation and informal dialogue. The EIP pursues multi-track diplomacy and promotes best practice in conflict resolution. These responsibilities are executed through three types of initiatives: (a) mediation and facilitated dialogue, (b) public and preventive diplomacy, and lastly (c) innovation and capacity building in support of effective approaches to conflict prevention and peacemaking.

The Programme Officer will support the support the implemention of EIP’s project on political transformation processes in line with the Colombia peace process. The Programme Officer will be based in Brussels and report to the Mediation Director. S/he will work in support of the Project Manager in Bogota and the Colombia Team Leader.

Terms of Reference

Reporting to the Mediation Director, the Programme Officer will:

1)      Facilitate from Brussels the provision of support and advice to the parties in the Colombian peace process, to enable successful transitioning processes to participate in Colombian political life;

2)      Support the Programme Manager and project team in providing advise to the parties in the peace process on developing working relationships with international organisations and donors, including the EU and the UN, to coordinate assistance, particularly on socio-economic and reintegration projects;

3)      Support the Programme Manager in fulfilling reporting requirements and prepare logistics for the project, including for experts engaged in the project;

4)      Liaise with project related Brussels based partners and actors; 

The Programme Officer will also:

•        Manage comprehensive mediation support projects; 

•        Provide field support to other EIP projects;

•        Develop new concept ideas, design projects and draft funding proposals;

•        Fundraise and liaise with external actors in the field of conflict resolution;

•        Interact with high-level delegates and diplomats; 

•        Conduct in-depth research, compile briefing materials and prepare speeches for senior leadership;

•        Support the outreach efforts of MQP and organise in-house events;

Competencies and qualifications needed for this position include:

-    5 Years of experience working in mediation and dialogue, peacemaking, peace building, conflict resolution, international politics, or a related field. Project management experience is a strong asset, especially experience managing European Union grants;

-    Excellent command of English and Spanish, both orally and in writing. French an asset;

-    Experience working in Latin or Central America and with (local or national) peace processes is highly desirable.

EIP offers

•        Permanent Belgian contract; and

•        Remuneration package, which includes lunch vouchers, Hospitalia insurance, pension plan and contribution to public transportation for commute to work

Recruitment process

Please submit

•        your CV (Name_Surname_CV_POColombia)

•        a one-page statement of motivation (Name_Surname_statement_POColombia) demonstrating your qualification according to the profile

Please submit your application to: recruitment@eip.org

 

The deadline is Wednesday 19th July 2017 12:00 noon.  If selected for the first round, we will contact you for an interview.  Please understand that due to a high volume of responses, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The objective of the European Institute of Peace (EIP) is to contribute to and complement the global peace agenda of Europe and of the European Union. We do so primarily through mediation and informal dialogue. The EIP pursues multi-track diplomacy and promotes best practice in conflict resolution. These responsibilities are executed through three types of initiatives: (a) mediation and facilitated dialogue, (b) public and preventive diplomacy, and lastly (c) innovation and capacity building in support of effective approaches to conflict prevention and peacemaking.