ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS’ STANDBY TEAM OF MEDIATION AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT.
We wish to inform the general public that the United Nations Secretariat, through the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) is seeking the nomination of candidates for the 2015 Standby Team of Mediation Experts to undertake mediation assignments effective from February 2015, for a one-year term.
The Team once duly constituted will be composed of eight experts whose work shall concentrate on the following thematic areas: (1) constitutional-making; (2) natural resources; (3) power-sharing arrangements; (4) gender and inclusion issues; (5) security arrangements; and (6) mediation and dialogue process design (three positions).
Please note that member of the Team are engaged on a full-time basis with the DPA, and deploy on short notice to the field in support of ongoing good offices and mediation work. In between deployments, the experts carry out research and analysis on mediation issues, as defined by DPA.
The deadline for submission of nomination (including the full name, title, contact details and resumes of the nominees) is 14 September 2014. Nomination of women with knowledge of French and Arabic languages is highly encouraged. Supplementary information about the Standby Team of Mediation may be retrieved from the following site: http://peacemaker.un.org/mediation-support/stand-by-team.