Brigitta von Messling

Brigitta von Messling

Brigitta von Messling

Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations

MPhil Peace Stdies, University of Bradford, UK
MA Conflict Studies, University of Bradford, UK


Since 2019

Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations


2017 until 2018

UN Verification Mission to Colombia
Head of Subregional Office in Arauca, UN Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC)



Political Affairs Officer, UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)



Desk Officer for Mediation, Federal Foreign Office


2010 until 2016

Team Training, ZIF


2006 - 2010
CSSProject for Integrative Mediation
Head of Field Staff & Project Manager, Western Balkans

2004 - 2006
Rotary World Peace Fellow, University of Bradford
Field work in Guatemala on the contribution of SSR to the democratization proces

2002 - 2004
High School in Brooklyn, New York, US

2001 - 2002
High School in Bogotá, Colombia
Lecturer in History


2000 - 2001
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar


1999 - 2000
Tullahoma News and Manchester Times, Tennessee, US


Working Languages

German, English, Spanish


  • Mediation and inter-ethnic dialog in post-conflict areas
  • Inter-cultural conflict resolution strategies