Junior Provincial Coordinator

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH currently seeks a Peace Advisor for the Ziviler Friedensdienst (ZFD) / Civil Peace Service. GIZ as a federal enterprise, supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ invites applications from suitable and qualified professionals for its Civil Peace Service (ZFD) Program. The Civil Peace Service supports projects aimed at non-violent conflict transformation in various countries worldwide and includes a strategic focus on Local Peace Structures. 

In order to promote local peace structures, the ZFD Thematic Team on Dialogue for Conflict Transformation supports partner organizations based in Nepal’s southern Terai region. This support focuses on capacity building in order to enable the partner organizations to conduct professional dialogue work at the local and district levels. In the Thematic Team the local peace advisor works closely with an international peace advisor and visits the partner organizations in the field frequently. The team supports partners through providing technical expertise in dialogue and conflict transformation.

Junior Provincial Coordinator

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Duty Stations: Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi and Birendranagar

Duration: January 2020 to June 2022


  • Support in strengthening public services in selected municipalities with a strong focus on disadvantaged groups’ access to services
  • Facilitate capacity development needs assessment and action planning for municipal-level stakeholders and organisations in charge of service provision
  • Support in organizing peer-learning workshops and trainings as well as study visits and networking events among municipalities
  • Assist the provincial coordinator in preparing the operational plan and its coordination with local and provincial stakeholders
  • Prepare and regularly update profiles of provinces and local governments
  • Maintain calendar of events of project
  • Conduct regular field visits, collect and compile data from the field; monitor progress of the project activities and support preparation of periodic progress reports
  • Collect case studies from the field and contribute to produce reports
  • Support financial management and administrative tasks in the CD-SG provincial offices in coordination with the Finance/Administration Officer 

Required qualification and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in public administration, social science, urban development or any other relevant field
  • 3-4 years of professional experience in a similar position
  • Intensive knowledge of local governance capacity development context
  • Actual knowledge of ongoing government restructuring and reform processes related to federalism
  • Ability to work in a diverse and geographically disperse team
  • Openness to change and ability to deal with complex situations and challenges
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali (both written and verbal)

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send a completed application including CV and two referees to Capacity Development Support to Governance (CD-SG) Project, Khumaltar Office or via email address [email protected] no later than by 16.11.2019. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 19013- Junior Provincial Coordinator”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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