Jobs in the Field

LEADR General Manager, Australia

 

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Role description

Role title: General Manager, Australia
Reporting to: CEO, LEADR
Location: Sydney, CBD

4 or 5 days per week

$120,000 ‐$125,000 (Full‐ time) dependent on skills and experience

 

LEADR is a vibrant not-for-profit ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) organisation with over 2700 members throughout Australasia and the Asia Pacific region. LEADR has offices in Sydney and Wellington.

Influential in Australia since 1988 and in New Zealand since 1995, LEADR has built a reputation for promoting ADR, delivering services to members, conducting quality mediation training programs and providing robust mediator accreditation processes.

As a result of a re-structure, LEADR is creating the position of General Manager (Aust).

The General Manager (Aust) will report to the Chief Executive Officer and work collaboratively with the CEO and the GM (NZ) to promote ADR and grow LEADR across Australasia. The GM (Aust) will be responsible to the CEO for managing the day to day operations of LEADR in Australia, will contribute to projects that have Australasia-wide application and will assist in identifying opportunities and relevant developments. The GM (Aust) will also work collaboratively with member committees and an energetic team to deliver a range of services to members, to raise business and community knowledge about ADR, to influence government and statutory authorities to promote the use of ADR and to encourage the continued development of ADR standards.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to generate savvy, cost-effective approaches to address issues, spur innovation and extend the reach of the organisation
  • Success in the development and oversight of administrative processes
  • Success in government, business and/or community relations
  • Ability to work with, support and manage staff and constituents in their capacity as Committee members, volunteers and contractors
  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to prioritise and delegate
  • Proficiency in computer skills

In addition, skills in marketing, strategy, communications and/or developing training products and experience in ADR will be an advantage.

Please submit your letter of application and your CV to employment@leadr.com.au, by Friday 7 February 2014.

For more information, please call 61 2 9251 3366 to arrange to speak to the CEO, Fiona Hollier or visit: http://www.leadr.com.au/news/new-role-general-manager-aust

Mediation Advisor, Community Justice Centres

Clerk Grade 3-4
Parramatta, Permanent Full Time/Part Time
Salary range: $62,587 – $68,531 p.a.
Total Remuneration Package valued up to: $75,795 p.a.
Mediation Advisors are the first point of contact for clients and referrers seeking information regarding CJC services.  Mediation Advisors are responsible for assisting clients and referrers with their enquiries maintaining a high standard of individual client data entry and working as part of team.
 
Selection Criteria:
·       Demonstrated understanding of and capacity to respond to the needs of clients facing social and economic disadvantage and people with disabilities, mental health issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
·       Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ADR methods, including mediation.
·       Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated capacity to conduct client interviews and provide clients with advice, information and appropriate referrals.
·       Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement in the application of legislation, policies and procedures.
·      Sound computing skills, including an ability to use case management software.
Applications addressing the selection criteria must be lodged electronically via www.jobs.nsw.gov.au by 11.59pm on Sunday 2 Feburary 2014. Please do not email applications direct to the contact officer.
Inquiries: Karren Garrard, 02 8688 7446 or 02 4629 9712; Karen_Garrard@agd.nsw.gov.au 

 

Programme Assistant Intern

Transition International (TI) is a Netherlands-based, international consultancy firm with a network of senior consultants around the world. We specialise in tackling the challenges of transitions. We promote change through knowledge development, training and advisory services.

TI assists clients to manage transitions from war to peace, relief to development, insecurity to security, crisis to positive change, poverty to dignity, and exclusion to representation.

The company draws its expertise from its network of partners, associates and consultants. This platform of highly specialised professionals covers a wide scope of technical fields which are essential in transition processes. Moreover, TI consists of a number of inter-dependent desks working on specialised sub-areas relevant to transition processes. Each desk provides up-to-date knowledge, designs and implements training programmes, and provides advisory services. TI draws on this pool of knowledge and competencies to provide tailor-made and client-oriented assistance, often combining the expertise of several specialists in one assignment. This results in a truly multidisciplinary approach and is reflected in the holistic strategies we propose and the products we deliver.

TI is looking for an intern for a minimum period of 6 months interested in the field of post-conflict recovery, reintegration and development.

The internship is due to start in January 2014.

The overall task of the intern is to provide support to the Director and consultants of TI in ongoing assignments, to assist in the acquisition of new contracts, to report on completed assignments and to contribute to the marketing of TI as a firm.

The amount and scope of projects varies depending on assignments coming in.

The intern will:

–        Assist in identifying and writing tender documents;

–        Assist in writing and formatting reports;

–        Prepare training materials;

–        Contribute to ongoing assignments in terms of conducting background research and literature review, analysing data, and translating data in user-friendly formats;

–        Manage information and project cycles;

–        Prepare missions for the director and consultants in terms of travel, visas, travel binders etc.

For more information, please visit the website www.transitioninternational.com

FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTITIONER

Job Closes: 15-11-2013

Work Type: Full Time – 10 months

Salary: $57,605 to $60,212 TEC

Location: Townsville

About the Opportunity

Centacare North Queensland has an opportunity for a Family Dispute Resolution Practritioner to join the Family Relationship Centre on a full time 10 month contract.

This is a challenging, rewarding and stimulating role where you will primarily be responsible for providing family dispute resolution, early intervention and prevention education, post-service support, community education and referral services in line with program guidelines.

About the Benefits

To reward your commitment Centacare will offer an attractive remuneration package of $57,605 to $60,212 (includes superannuation and leave loading) plus generous salary packaging of up to $16,050 to significantly increase your take home pay.

The successful candidate will also enjoy a range of outstanding benefits, including:-

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Paid day off for your birthday
  • Opportunity to tap into a diverse range of learning and developmental options
  • In-services training and professional development
  • Centacare recognises the importance of a healthy work/life balance and supports family friendly practices within the workplace.

This is an extremely satisfying and rewarding role. If you are degree qualified in Psychology, Social Work, Law or Social Sciences and are qualified with experience- Apply now!

For more information or to apply please email hr@centacarenq.org.au or phone (07) 4772 9000, or visit HERE 

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Clinical Fellow

Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Harvard Law School

Location USA – MA – Cambridge
Job Function Research
Time Status Full-time
Schedule Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Duties & Responsibilities Reports to Director of Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.  Will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director to support expansion of the school’s innovative program in negotiation, mediation, and dispute systems design.  Will have special responsibility for providing regular oversight, supervision, and coaching to students involved in Harvard Negotiators, a student practice organization of Harvard Law School.  Responsible for providing strategic leadership for growth and developing projects for Harvard Negotiators.  Will also provide additional oversight to the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) and help coordinate  joint activities and initiatives of HNLR, Harvard Negotiators, and the Harvard Mediation Program.  Will work closely with the Director to support HNMCP program innovation and advance its strategic mission and growth.  This will include creative projects such as research and writing projects related to dispute resolution systems design, negotiation, and mediation.  Will help develop new teaching materials for use in the clinic’s teaching and executive education programs; these materials will include simulations, case studies, and materials for use with new technologies as well as materials for a new initiative related to facilitation and political dialogue. As needed will also assist the Director, Assistant Director and the clinical instructors in project management, clinic development, and outreach efforts. This is a two-year term position through 6/30/2016, contigent upon continued funding and business needs..
Basic Qualifications J.D. or graduate degree in dispute resolution or related area (must have been received within the last three years); experience with theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, dispute systems design, or alternative dispute resolution (ADR).Must have graduated from law school or graduate degree program after 2011.
Additional Qualifications Should be passionate about developing field of negotiation and dispute resolution, and have long term interest in pursuing career in negotiation and dispute resolution. Superior interpersonal skills, proven capacity to work as a trustworthy and collaborative team member, sound judgment, an entrepreneurial attitude, exceptional ethical standards, strong mentoring ability, deft management skills, professional and responsible demeanor, and outstanding writing and verbal skills required.

The expected start date for this position is July 1st, 2014.  This is a two-year term position through 6/30/2016, contigent upon continued funding and business needs.

For more information see Aspire – Harvard’s Recruitment Management System

AusTender - The Australian Government Tender System

Provision of Facilitator Services for the Restorative Engagement Program for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce

The Department is seeking to engage highly skilled and experienced facilitators from various professional backgrounds for the purpose of establishing a panel of providers from individuals, businesses, companies and organisations, to conduct Restorative Engagement Conferences on behalf of the Taskforce.   Drawing upon key principles from Restorative Justice and Mediation, Restorative Engagement Conferences have been specifically designed by the Taskforce in order provide an opportunity for those who have made plausible allegations of abuse to participate in a restorative process. The conferences will allow personal accounts of abuse to be heard, responded to and acknowledged by representatives from Defence.

Close Date & Time: 22 Oct 2013, 2pm (ACT local time)

For more information please visit here 

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International peace mediation and dialogue experts (two positions: Senior Expert and Expert)

  • Location: The expert(s) will spend a significant proportion of their time on mission to beneficiary countries, and some time in Conciliation Resources’ London office. It is not a requirement that the experts are based in London.
  • Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 5pm (UK time) Wednesday 11 September 2013
  • Start date: Early 2014
  • Duration: 24 month contract, full-time

The European Union has issued a tender for ‘European Resources for Mediation Support’ (ERMES), aimed at facilitating support to third parties to engage in inclusive peace mediation and dialogue processes at the international, regional or local levels.  Third parties include staff of international and regional organisations (e.g. AU, ASEAN, OSCE, League of Arab States), representatives of countries and international NGOs engaged in mediation, as well as civil society and non-state actors. The programme will be implemented in close coordination with the EEAS – See more at: http://www.c-r.org/about-us/opportunities-work-conciliation-resources#sthash.WDLYDvhj.dpuf

Please see more at: http://www.c-r.org/about-us/opportunities-work-conciliation-resources#sthash.WDLYDvhj.dpuf

Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Job: Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.
Our Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme is seeking a Research Officer to contribute under the supervision of the Head of Programme to developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs activities. You will have excellent quantitative skills and will contribute to the improvement of methodologies and systems for data collection.

Closing date: 15 September 2013

For more information, please visit: http://jobs.odi.org.uk/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=19857

Position vacant: LEADR General Manager for NZ

30 hours per week

NZ$68 500 – NZ$75 000 total salary package for 30 hours per week dependent on skills and experience (This is pro rata of a full time salary of NZ$91,333 – NZ$100,000.)

LEADR is a vibrant not-for-profit ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) organisation with over 2800 members throughout Australasia and the Asia Pacific region. LEADR has offices in Wellington and Sydney.
Influential in New Zealand since 1995 and in Australia since 1988, LEADR has built a reputation for promoting ADR, delivering services to members, conducting quality mediation training programs and providing robust mediator accreditation processes.

As a result of a re-structure which will lead to more integrated operations across Australasia, LEADR is creating the position of General Manager (NZ).

The General Manager (NZ) will report to and work collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer to promote ADR and grow LEADR across Australasia. The GM (NZ ) will contribute to projects that have Australasia-wide application and will be responsible to the CEO for managing the day to day operations of LEADR in NZ, for identifying opportunities and relevant developments, and for representing LEADR to government and business particularly in NZ. The GM (NZ) will also work collaboratively with member committees and an energetic staff team to deliver a range of services to members, to raise business and community knowledge about ADR, to influence government and statutory authorities to promote the use of ADR and to encourage the continued development of ADR standards.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to generate savvy, cost-effective approaches to address issues, spur innovation and extend the reach of the organisation
  • success in government, business and/or community relations
  • success in the development and oversight of administrative processes
  • ability to work with, support and manage staff and constituents in their capacity as Committee members, volunteers and contractor
  • proficiency in computing skills
  • initiative and self -motivation

In addition, skills in marketing, strategy, communications and/or developing training products and experience in ADR will be an advantage.

Applications to be submitted to employment@leadr.com.au, close Monday 5 August 2013.

For Australasian information and a Position Description, please refer to the LEADR website www.leadr.com.au  or contact Therese Skinner on 61 2 9251 3366. For specific questions please leave a message for  Ava Gibson, CEO NZ, on 64 4 470 0110

IPI INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

For further information visit http://www.ipinst.org/about/employment.html

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions. Founded in 1970 as the International Peace Academy (IPA), with a focus on training military officers and diplomats for United Nations peacekeeping operations, the organization changed its name in 2008 to the International Peace Institute to better reflect its evolution from a training academy to a research institution. IPI provides practical policy insight and advice for international and national policymakers on a range of regional and global security challenges. To achieve this purpose, IPI employs a mix of policy research, convening, publishing, and outreach.

IPI offers semester-long full- and part-time internships during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms for undergraduate and graduate students in its regional and thematic research programs as well as in its organizational support departments. IPI’s internships offer students direct exposure to the work of the United Nations and other international organizations and an opportunity to interact with the diplomatic community, experts from the UN and around the world, civil society, and the media. Interns will also have an opportunity to attend lectures and special events on a broad spectrum of international issues. Interns will work under the close supervision of IPI’s dynamic international staff at its headquarters located across from the United Nations in New York and will perform a variety of administrative and research tasks.

IPI offers a modest stipend to interns based on hours worked. Students must be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a Bachelor’s or Master’s program. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Employment and Internships 

For further information visit http://employment.sfcg.org/

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 53 offices in 30 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who love their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

EXPRES CONSULTANTS – CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RECOVERY

For more information visit http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=38405

Profile: Conflict Prevention and Recovery

Sub – Profiles:

National Cohesion/Reconciliation & Dialogue

Including analysis of conflict trends, including political, economic, social, and security factors, identification of relevant stakeholders and issues for multi-stakeholder dialogue processes and design and facilitation of  multi-stakeholder dialogue process among relevant stakeholders;

Facilitator, Political Transitions

Including analysis of the political situation and conflict trends, and design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogue processes;

Conflict Prevention Programme Design

Including provision of strategic analysis on issues relating to peace and development, supporting the design and formulation of concrete conflict prevention, social cohesion, and peace-building programmatic interventions and supporting conflict prevention programme development in specific technical areas such as Natural Resource Management, Social Cohesion, National & Local Reconciliation, Local Governance, and Confidence-Building;

Trainer, Conflict Analysis/Conflict Sensitivity

Including analysis of conflict trends, provision of strategic and organizational support to workshops for UN Country Teams, UNDP and relevant stakeholders on conflict analysis and/or conflict sensitive programming and supporting the integration of conflict sensitivity and ‘Do-no harm’ principles in the development and implementation of UN/UNDP assessments and programming frameworks;

Peace Building Advisor

Including conflict analysis, programme design, mainstreaming conflict sensitivity into post-conflict programme design and implementation and engaging with international and national organizations to promote a common approach towards supporting conflict prevention and peace building in the country.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Consultants will provide advisory support to clients (UNDP offices, national project teams, and national stakeholders including governments, civil society organizations and affected communities) in areas of Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Specific reporting and working relationships will be specified at the time of contracting.
When demand arises in a particular thematic area, pre-selected consultants are called upon to provide demand-driven advisory services, access to knowledge, and technical backstopping to UNDP Country Offices. The range of tasks for the consultant vary according to the assignment and may include  research, diagnostic missions, provision of strategic advice, capacity assessments and capacity development activities, strategic development and implementation of projects and policies, on-site support to programme identification and development, monitoring and evaluation, legislation drafting, negotiation and coordination with public/private partners and stakeholders, partnership development, community engagement and outreach. Consultants will perform their duties from home combined with the in-country missions and/or project site visits (per request of the UNDP Country Office). Consultants are expected to attend relevant meetings and workshops at the country level, including stakeholder consultations, inception and validation meetings. Requirements for specific competencies, qualifications, duties and responsibilities will be outlined in assignment TORs.

Peace and Collaborative Development Network

 UN Job List:

No Duty Station Level / Grade Contract Type Post Title Closing
1 UNU Helsinki, Finland PSA PSA Research Associate 31/7/13
2 UNU Helsinki, Finland P-2 FTA Associate PO
31/7/13
3 UNU Accra, Ghana P-3/P-4 FTA Research Fellow 31/7/13
4 UNU Helsinki, Finland P-3/P-4 FTA Research Fellow  31/7/13
5 UNU Helsinki, Finland P-5 FTA Snr Research Fellow 31/7/13
6 UNU Yokohama, Japan PSA PSA Comms Expert 4/8/13
7 UNU Tokyo, Japan PSA PSA ProgrammeAssistant 11/8/13

For further information visit http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?281247

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