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Oxford Process is seeking an assistant to work 20 hours per week.  This is an unpaid position but a very attractive studio flat in the Hampstead area of London NW3 will be provided.  The role offers a creative opportunity to be involved at the cutting edge of contemporary conflict resolution practice. Please note that this is not an ORG appointment. Applications should be made to the Oxford Process.

Oxford Process is a preventative diplomacy initiative, working towards finding a non-military resolution to some of the world’s most intractable conflict.  Gabrielle Rifkind is its Founder and Director and she has over twenty years’ experience working in conflict resolution and is a practicing psychotherapist and group analyst.  Gabrielle drives the vision of Oxford Process and continues to build its team of senior conflict mediators who can act early and preventatively in conflict zones before violence erupts. 

Main Duties:

  • Support the organisation of events, including roundtables and overseas travel
  • Arrange meetings and take minutes
  • Conduct financial administration, including processing finance reports, receipts and invoices
  • Assist with the work of other colleagues, including research support
  • Manage the Director’s diary
  • Manage Oxford Process’ website and social media channels

 Person Specification: 

  • Interest in peacemaking, preferably with a Masters in a related discipline
  • Experience of financial and logistical administration
  • A problem-solving approach to new challenges
  • Ability to summarise and convey information accurately and concisely
  • Strong computer and IT skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Reliable and trustworthy, with an appreciation of issues of confidentiality, and cross-cultural and political sensitivity.

 To apply for this role, please send a one-page covering letter and CV to [email protected] with ‘Assistant Application’ and your name in the subject line.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 29 June

Interviews: Monday 13 July

We regret that, due to the high number of applications received, we will only acknowledge successful applications.