Dialogue Coordinator

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Dialogue Coordinator

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an early- to mid-career policy professional to help shape a new initiative to deepen International Crisis Group’s impact. The Dialogue Coordinator organises and manages Crisis Group events that bring together conflict parties and other stakeholders to prevent or resolve deadly violence. The initiative will enhance Crisis Group’s research, analytic and advocacy capacities. The Coordinator will support Crisis Group’s regional programs by planning for and organising the logistics of dialogue activities and stakeholder engagement; he or she must be able to navigate the considerable political sensitivity of such work. The role involves some drafting, including of background documents and meeting outcomes.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Organisation of events:

  • Oversee and deliver logistical and administrative planning and implementation of advocacy events (this includes but is not limited to booking venues, coordinating participants’ travel and accommodation, and preparation of invitations and registration lists of participants);
  • Manage event budgets and expenditure according to relevant policies;
  • Address post-event tasks (including drafting follow-up action points and ‘thank you’ letters);
  • Coordinate staff inputs to dialogue activities - including those of field staff, thematic experts, advocacy staff, and others - to ensure regular communication and shared expectations;
  • Support the collection of advocacy event-related data for Monitoring & Evaluation purposes as required.
  • Monitoring Crisis Group activities that could lead to stakeholder dialogue.  
  • Cooperate with regional programs and others in pursuing opportunities to advance Crisis Group’s mission through dialogue activities;
  • In collaboration with relevant colleagues, support the production of high-quality research inputs for advocacy events, including but not limited to talking points and background notes;
  • Attend meetings and other advocacy events, and draft minutes and other outcome records as required.
  • Assist with fundraising related to dialogue, in coordination with development office and others.

Research:

  • Cooperate with regional programs and others in pursuing opportunities to advance Crisis Group’s mission through dialogue activities;
  • In collaboration with relevant colleagues, support the production of high-quality research inputs for advocacy events, including but not limited to talking points and background notes;
  • Attend meetings and other advocacy events, and draft minutes and other outcome records as required.
  • Assist with fundraising related to dialogue, in coordination with development office and others.

Candidates who are interested in this role should apply before 10 June, 2018.

Requirements

  • An educational background or proven interest in international relations and/or conflict resolution;
  • Five years of relevant project management and event organising experience. Familiarity with dialogue and Track 2 activities is highly desirable;
  • Excellent organisational skills, accurate with attention to detail;
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a busy environment and under tight deadlines;
  • Team player with the ability to liaise and communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Availability to travel for the purpose of organising and delivering advocacy events.