Facilitator of the Structured Dialogue

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Last update: 9 days ago Last update: Aug 4, 2022


Deadline: Aug 12, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Syria, Tunisia Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Syria, Tunisia
Sectors: Civil Society & NGOs, Gender, Human Rights Civil Society & NGOs, Gender, Human Rights
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Arabic, English, French Arabic, English, French
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Aug 4, 2022
Expected starting date: Jan 9, 2023


GDSI Ltd has been shortlisted for the EU-funded project entitled "Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality II - Civil Society Facility South". 

The overall objective is to foster and promote a functioning pluralistic and participatory democracy in the Southern Neighbourhood countries.

The specific objectives (Outcomes) of this contract are as follows:
1. To improve the skills of civil society leaders in policy-making process, policy dialogue and advocacy
2. To support the EU and CSOs in the Southern Neighbourhood in their structured dialogue with the European Union -in close collaboration with the Framework Partners4 and the EU Delegations5
3. To improve the DG NEAR HQ and EU Delegations’ capacities to work with civil society

We are looking for Facilitator(s) of the structured dialogue (Indicative: 450 working days)

General responsibilities and tasks:

Facilitator(s) will be part of the team.

  • Providing facilitation (as honest broker) of effective synergies with Framework Partners and EUDs provided -both in countries which have a bilateral structured dialogue and those without such a process;
  • Facilitation of civil society forums, dialogue events, and specific meetings such steering committee;
  • Support the partners (EU and CSOs) in the follow up and uptake of dialogue results

Qualifications and skills (combined as a team)

  • Academic profile: Masters-level university degree or equivalent (i.e. 6 years of relevant professional experience following secondary education)
  • Proven ability to manage a complex constellation of stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and French is mandatory

General professional experience (combined)

  • At least 10 years of working experience, out of which at least 5 years of professional experience in an international context (in addition to the years of relevant professional experience required to compensate for the absence of a university degree).

Specific professional experience (combined)

  • At least 5 years of working experience with civil society in developing countries, including at least 2 in the Neighbourhood south region , and;
  • At least 3 years of experience as process facilitators;
  • Proven knowledge of the latest EU strategies concerning CSOs such as the Structured Dialogue process will be an asset.