The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD is currently looking for a:
Consultant Research Associate, Ukraine
Based in Kiev, Ukraine
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: 5 months (until June 30th 2021)
HD has been working in Ukraine since December 2013, establishing dialogue initiatives aimed at introducing comparative expertise and creative ideas into official dialogue processes, and preventing further polarisation between the conflict parties and their respective constituencies.
The Research Associate will support the Ukraine team and will have the following mandate:
- Provide analytical support to keep the team updated on political developments related to the conflict, through a regular update;
- Follow up research requests when required, such as examining Ukrainian and international legislation, monitoring relevant media (including social media) and reading analytical reports produced by academics, think tanks and international organisations to ensure the Kiev team have not missed any relevant information;
- Provide additional support on other issues – for example, monitoring social media and news reports on events in the so-called DNR/LNR, and Ukrainian press, to ensure that HD is adequately informed;
- Assist with arranging visits to Ukraine by experts and HD staff, proofreading translations of HD documents, and helping the team incorporate a stronger gender perspective into HD’s work;
- Assist in the running of HD’s new gender track, including coordinating the arrangement of meetings, liaising with participants, helping to devise the agenda, etc.
- Other tasks may also emerge depending on the evolution of HD’s work program. When needed, the consultant will also back up other colleagues (mostly on operational tasks, and occasionally on administrative tasks).
The successful candidate should have:
- A Master’s degree in international relations, law, politics or mediation;
- A strong commitment to discretion;
- Attention to detail, flexibility in assigned tasks and in reassigning priorities;
- Strong written and spoken English, Russian and Ukrainian;
- Experience in an international environment;
Personality: The successful candidate should be capable working on several projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. S/he must be a flexible team player and have strong social, communication and organisational skills. S/he should be able to take initiative and to engage and create rapport with people from different lines of work and from different cultural backgrounds.