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GFA Consulting Group recruiting Mediation Support Team Leader


Brussels, Belgium, 28 August 2013

Project Title

European Resources for Mediation Support (ERMES).

Project Description

The Contracting Authority is the European Commission, represented by the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) Unit 2 – Stability Instrument Operations and Foreign Policy Regulatory Instruments (Crisis Response and Peace-building), and hereinafter referred to as the “Contracting Authority”.

As a global actor committed to the promotion of peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development, the European Union is well placed to mediate, facilitate or support mediation and dialogue processes.

The 2009 Concept on Strengthening EU Mediation and Dialogue Capacities  provides a policy basis for EU engagement in the area of mediation and dialogue, and makes concrete proposals on how to strengthen the Union’s capacity and support to EU-led or EU-supported dialogue and mediation efforts. It makes clear that in addition to acting as a mediator itself, the EU should also be more active in

  • promoting mediation by drawing on the EU's "own experience as a peace project"

  • leveraging mediation by using the EU's political weight and financial resources in support of mediation processes

  • supporting mediation through capacity-building, training and the provision of expertisefunding formal, informal and grassroots mediation processes.

A Mediation Support Team (MST) within the EEAS Conflict Prevention, Peace Building and Mediation Instruments Division (EEAS K2) acts as a focal point for coordinating the activities outlined in the 2009 Concept.

On the basis of the experience gained by the EEAS and complementary to existing EU mediation support tools, the ‘European Resources Mediation Support’ (ERMES) action aims at facilitating EU support to third parties engaged in inclusive peace mediation and dialogue processes at the international, regional or local levels, by inter alia providing technical assistance and training, and organising meetings and seminars to facilitate conditions conducive to conflict resolution.

Job Description

The Team Leader will coordinate the implementation of the ERMES programme including the specific tasks listed in section 4.2. S/he will liaise and report to the Contracting Authority on a regular basis on the activities and will be responsible for the general assessment exercise with the obligation of collecting all the required information at the start of the programme and to come with a productive output at its end.

Deadline: 13 September 2013

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