Overview of actors

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) works to prevent and resolve armed conflicts around the world through mediation and discreet diplomacy.

Since 1999, HD has been fostering dialogue, securing peace agreements and reducing the human suffering caused by war to help open the way to stability and development.

HD’s global reach, multi-track mediation and extensive networks allow us to work beyond the constraints of traditional diplomacy and engage all parties in pursuit of peace.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

From international to local, we bring together governments, armed groups, opposition parties and communities – including women and youth – to help them build a shared vision of a better future and create sustainable peace.

With HD’s results-driven system of mediation support and analysis, we hone our effectiveness and share our knowledge – including expertise in digital conflict, inclusive peace processes, environmental peacemaking and healthcare challenges in high-risk areas.

... and why

Our mission is to prevent and resolve armed conflicts through dialogue, mediation and discreet diplomacy.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Education and Training
Human Rights, Law and Governance
Information and Communication Technology
Monitoring and Evaluation
Political Affairs and Peacekeeping

HD offers a unique workplace as the leader in a challenging field.

We recruit professionals who have an entrepreneurial spirit, expertise to contribute and dedication to making a difference in mediation for peace.

Most of our 300+ staff work in regional hubs and country offices across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation
Humanitarian Aid
Peace Promotion and Human Security


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
North America
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Outside Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Learn more

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