Work at the Oslo Center?

2013-09-06 13.42.50The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights is an independent, non-partisan democracy assistance centre which assists fragile states and vulnerable democracies in strengthening democratic political institutions and processes. Our head office is in Oslo with 9 staff members. We wish to strengthen the capacity at the office and are looking for a highly qualified

Project Coordinator to work with our Somalia program

 We are looking for a person with experience from project work and who can contribute to the implementation and further development of our Somalia program. You will be tasked with providing administrative and professional support to the program at the head office in Oslo. The Project Coordinator can also be assigned work with other projects.

Relevant experience in project management, leadership experience, personal suitability and relevant professional background and ability to work systematically and independently, will be of considerable importance.

Applicants should have an international commitment and insight and understanding of political and social processes at a high level. Experience with working with the development of democracy, dialogue, and peace and reconciliation will be emphasized.

The Project Coordinator will report to the Program Manager who has overall responsibility for the program.

As an applicant you must have:

  • Relevant higher education- at least masters level or equivalent.
  • Experience with project work, administration, budgeting and accounting.
  • Good written and oral presentation skills in English. Knowledge of Norwegian is an advantage but not a must.
  • Minimum 2 years’ field experience, preferably in democracy assistance or dialogue related project work. Considerable knowledge of Somalia and other countries where the Oslo Center is engaged is an advantage.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team

The position will require some travelling to the project area. Salary based on agreement. Appointment is required as soon as possible.

We wish that the staff shall reflect the population in general, both in terms of gender and cultural diversity and encourage women and people from minority groups to apply.

Further information can be obtained from the Director Tore Torstad, 23 13 66 78 or the Program Manager Cecilia Bylesjø, phone 415 05 240

Application with CV should be submitted through email to

Application deadline is 10. January 2014.

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