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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:


Research Associate, Ukraine


Based in Kiev, Ukraine


Starting date: January 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.


Reporting to the Project Manager, based in Geneva, the Research Associate will support the Ukraine team and will have the following responsibilities:

  • 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.


  • If you are interested in this position and meet the required qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 13 January to [email protected]
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email & cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.


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The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s (HD) mission is to prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflicts,  through dialogue and mediation.

For almost two decades, HD has supported peaceful settlements around the world. The organisation is currently involved in more than 40 dialogue and mediation initiatives in over 25 countries.

HD is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence.

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