Peace Advisor “Dealing with the Past”
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites applications from suitable and qualified professionals for its Civil Peace Service (CPS) Program “Systematic strengthening and linking of local and national potentials for peace in a post-conflict phase” in Nepal. This programme aims at creating spaces for non-violent conflict transformation through support to community mediation, dialogue forums, non-violent communication and theatre for conflict transformation; and promoting holistic approaches to Dealing with the Past, through working with local actors to promote justice, reconciliation and healing. In the area of ‘Dealing with the past’, CPS works with conflict victims’/survivors’ groups and other actors to enhance capacities to conduct meaningful memory work that supports truth, justice and healing processes within communities.

Peace Advisor “Dealing with the Past”

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Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent travel to other districts


The local peace advisor will work closely with the international peace advisor in all areas of work. This position is based in the GIZ-CPS office in Lalitpur but entails frequent field visits to other districts. 


  • (Co)design and (Co)-facilitate workshops, training and meetings to support holistic approaches to dealing with the past for CPS partners, conflict victims’ groups, civil society organizations, community members and other stakeholders 
  • Support participatory planning processes for local level memory work initiatives
  • Support partners in documentation and curation of narratives of the conflict
  • Support partners in research design and data processing 
  • Support restorative dialogue processes for Dealing with the Past
  • Contribute to organizational development and network development of partners
  • Identify the needs of the partners and design and implement capacity-building activities with partners
  • Contribute to identifying further initiatives aimed at dealing with the past
  • Contribute to project management and strategic planning; monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Conduct ongoing context research and conflict analysis
  • Coordinate with and support local partners in designing and implementing activities
  • Assist with translation and interpretation from and into English 
  • Perform further tasks as defined during project planning
Required qualifications and experience:

  • Master´s degree in a relevant subject area, (e.g. peace & conflict studies, human rights, transitional justice, sociology, political science, anthropology) or Bachelors degree in a relevant subject area with extensive relevant work experience
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in the field of transitional justice, memory work, human rights, disability rights or related area
  • Very good knowledge on the subject of transitional justice, memory work, and human rights in Nepal
  • Knowledge of conflict transformation and concepts of “Dealing with the Past” 
  • Experience of working with and supporting victims/survivors of violence
  • Knowledge about and experience of data processing and secure archiving of data
  • Experience of supporting organizational development and network development
  • Experience and skills in facilitating workshops and conducting trainings 
  • Ability to maintain impartiality when working with actors holding a variety of political affiliations 
  • Strong aptitude for analysis and research 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and professional presentation 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and with people from different backgrounds
  • Commitment to inclusive, gender-sensitive, collaborative and participative approaches
  • Willingness to travel regularly and to work outside of Kathmandu 
  • Excellent English and Nepali language skills (oral and written), additional local languages are an asset 
  • Very good computer skills, including Nepali (Devanagari) typing 

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send a completed application including CV and two referees to the email address [email protected] no later than by 08.01.2020. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 19018- Peace Advisor”.

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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