Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ARD, Specialist, Conflict Resolution and Dispute Mediation, Deadline February 26, 2010.


Strengthening Property Rights in Timor-Leste

Position Title: Specialist, Conflict Resolution and Dispute Mediation
Position Duration: up to project end (September 2012) based on performance
Location: Dili, with some travel to the districts

Project Background:

Working in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Direcção Nacional de Terras, Propriedades e Serviços Cadastrais (DNTPSC), this 5-year project will provide support to the Government of Timor-Leste in the area of land rights and administration.  The project’s objectives include: 1) Strengthening Policy, Law and Regulations; 2) Developing Land Administration and Information Systems; 3) Resolving Disputes; and 4) Increasing Public Awareness.
In order to achieve these goals, the project is divided into five (5) Tasks.  Conflict resolution and dispute mediation is Task “5” and is a critical part of this long-term project.

Position Description:

The specialist for conflict resolution and dispute mediation will work under the supervision of the Task Manager, and help to implement conflict resolution and dispute mediation processes to support project activities.

This will include, but not be limited to the following activities:

-          Conduct conflict assessments to provide information and recommendations on local dispute resolution processes;
-          Assist with the development of a mediation plan for each project district  that addresses disputed land claims;
-          Coordinate with local partners to implement district mediation plans;
-          Cooperate with local government and civil society partners to strengthen local mediation and dispute resolution capacity;
-          Conduct training on land dispute mediation when required;
-          Keep a record of disputes recorded in the districts and follow-up the status of those disputes;
-          Undertake other activities required by Project Management to attain the goals of the Project.

The specialist will be supervised by the task manager, and will work with a team of 3 other staff.


Professional experience:

-          Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in a relevant field.
-          At least two years experience in a directly relevant professional position such as: dispute mediation, conflict resolution, law, etc.

Education and professional qualifications:

-          University degree preferred;
-          Formal education or training in a conflict resolution-related discipline or other social science would be an advantage;
-          Ability to understand and speak English would be an advantage;
-          Computer literacy required;
-          Previous experience working for an international organization would be an advantage;
-          Previous experience coordinating with Government would be an advantage;

Personal qualifications:

-          Highly motivated,
-          Flexible, innovative, and resourceful;
-          Able to multi-task and manage a heavy workload;
-          Independent and able to travel to the districts;
-          Good communicator, and able to work very well in a team;
-          Initiative and problem-solving skills;

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: February 26, 2010.