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Senior Program Officer (m/w/d)

Swisspeace 5<y Senior Level  Basel, Basel-Stadt, Schweiz 24 Jul 2019

Job Description

The swisspeace Statehood Program conducts research and implements, amongst other, projects related to local governance, mainly in the MENA and Sub-Sahara Africa region The team works in close collaboration with local partners and contributes to sustainable policies and the establishment of sustainable governance structures. It, moreover, provides training on various topics linked to state building, peacebuilding and governance for both practitioners and academics and brings together various stakeholders involved in peace processes.

Senior Program Officer (m/w/d)

Your tasks:

  • Coordinate ongoing mandates and projects related to governance, decentralisation, and peacebuilding in Syria with local and international partners
  • Develop new ideas and projects and secure corresponding funding, thus contributing to the financial sustainability of the Statehood Program
  • Represent swisspeace vis-à-vis partners and provide senior expertise in the implementation of mandates and projects, including the supervision of staff as necessary.
  • Supervise the administrative and financial management of projects and mandates
  • Contribute to the swisspeace training courses organized by swisspeace and the University of Basel
  • Expand network with national and international actors

Your profile:

  • 5-8 years of experience in designing and implementing projects related to governance, state and peacebuilding
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive network in the field of governance and peacebuilding in Switzerland and internationally
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic (French, Spanish, or German are assets) and proficiency in communicating (orally and written) with a diverse group of stakeholders including government, non-government and traditional groups of society
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • A team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines and an ability to work in a politically sensitive context
  • Availability to travel frequently, including to conflict-affected contexts

Our offer:

  • An interesting and challenging position in an attractive field of work with political relevance
  • Attractive working conditions and flexible office hours in Basel
  • A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international organization

Job amount: 80 – 100%
Starting date: 1 September 2019 (or by agreement)

We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 20 August 2019.

Please send your application to jobs@swisspeace.ch mentioning ‘Senior Program Officer Statehood’ in the subject. More information about the Statehood Program and swisspeace can be found here.


Please don’t forget to mention politjobs.ch in your application!