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Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Jordan

Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Specialist

Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Amman (JOR)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
until 31 December 2021 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Programme Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Assist in Policy and Strategy Advice and Development:

  • Prepare policy briefs, sector scan, status papers on development challenges based on desk review studies and analysis for evidence-based advocacy and policy development in the field of Governance and Peacebuilding;
  • Assist in the development of ongoing initiatives, including review of policy literature in respect to the above initiatives to enhance UNDP programming in the field of Governance and Peacebuilding within the Arab Region;
  • Document good practices, case studies, innovations and pilot models for wider dissemination and sharing.

Project Design, formulation and other project related functions:

  • Assist in Governance and Peacebuilding policy development within UNDP in the Arab Region feeding into global policy development;
  • Prepare conceptual framework and concept notes on new areas of work or development challenges;
  • Assist in the development of technical support of new interventions or projects;
  • Prepare and review project documents.

Knowledge Management:

  • Prepare knowledge and communication products related to the above tow initiatives within the Governance and Peacebuilding team;
  • Review knowledge products (subject, design and content);
  • Disseminate knowledge and communications products.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in social sciences with a focus on peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, development studies or a related field is required;

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 5 years of work experience in governance, conflict prevention, human rights and peacebuilding, including in crisis and fragile contexts;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading multi-stakeholder consultation processes, and partner engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in facilitation, consensus-building, multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, mediation, dispute resolution, social cohesion, and relevant conflict prevention and peacebuilding intervention areas is required;
  • Excellent oral skills and proven report-writing with the ability to present recommendations supported by findings gathered through desk review.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Experience in conducting inclusive conflict analysis, including through enhancing women’s participation in conflict analysis processes is highly desirable;
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong analytical, research, data gathering, writing and communication skills;
  • Substantive knowledge of and work experience in the Middle East and North Africa is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Experience working with the United Nations and international organizations is desirable

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Human rights
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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27 July 2021