Programme Specialist, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding at UNDP, Istanbul, Turkey


Deadline: 30 May 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in Istanbul, Turkey. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Specialist, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding will responsible for contributing substantive policy and programme advisory services to Country Offices and applying products and tools relevant to the thematic area.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Programme Specialist, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding will perform the following functions-

  • Programme Support and Policy Advice:
    • Under the coordination of the Team Leader, collaborate closely with the RBEC country support team in the Istanbul Regional Hub and HQ.
    • Provide programme support in the thematic area of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in the Istanbul Regional Hub to Country Offices, helping them to ensure relevance of the services provided to country and regional context including crisis situations.
    • Deliver technical policy advice and programme support, in collaboration with other teams in the Regional Hubs and HQ, that responds to country office needs, including through the provision of capacity building and backstopping.
  • Support Policy Development:
    • Under the guidance of the Team Leader, integrate UNDP’s work in the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding thematic area within the region into a coherent policy and programming framework in support of the implementation of the UNDP Strategic Plan, and contribute to the Global Policy Network (GPN) where needed.
    • Provide advisory support and feedback to the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions Team Leader in NY on policy gaps and opportunities for development of overall team priorities and workplans from the regional perspective, including in such areas as preventing violent extremism (PVE) among others.
  • Partnerships, Representation, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization:
    • Under the guidance of the Governance and Peacebuilding Team Leader, mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN entities and other relevant regional bodies and provide substantive inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives.
    • Support the Team Leader and as required the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions Global Team to engage with partners and in resource mobilization, including through preparation of funding proposals, donor briefings, timely corporate and donor reporting, advocacy and information-sharing requirements.
  • Knowledge Management:
    • Coordinate knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned in the specific thematic area, ensuring that knowledge sharing, and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools.
    • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences.
  • In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor’s university degree with additional years of experience.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, policy, and strategy development, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization.
  • At least 9 years of relevant experience would be required if in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior levels of government, United Nations, and donors.
  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming;
  • Demonstrable experience in at least two of the following areas: Social Cohesion, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, Conflict- and Gender-Sensitive Programming, Preventing Violent Extremism, Political Economy Analysis.
  • Extensive experience in research and project development.
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in the ECIS region including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Working knowledge Russian an advantage.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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