Peace Advisor for thematic team ‘Dialogue for Conflict Transformation’
GIZ

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.

Peace Advisor for thematic team ‘Dialogue for Conflict Transformation’

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Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent travels to other districts (mainly Terai)

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support to partners in conflict transformation and dialogue project work
  • Design and conduct trainings in conflict transformation and dialogue facilitation
  • Maintain communication and relationship with partners and other stakeholders at the regional/local level
  • Contribute local expertise in order to ensure that project work is application in the local context
  • Conduct ongoing research and do regular analysis with partners to support current dialogue work and explore further opportunities in the region
  • Support design of and co-facilitate trainings in conflict transformation and dialogue facilitation
  • Develop and strengthen networks of peace actors at the district and regional levels
  • Contribute to project strategy and activity planning and overall project management 
  • Coordinate, liaison and work with I/NGOs doing dialogue and dialogue facilitators in Nepal
  • Monitor project progress and write regular reports
  • Assist with Nepali-English translation and interpretation and provide logistical support for field visits

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, or a relevant degree with coursework in peace and conflict
  • 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the field of conflict transformation, local peace structures and dialogue 
  • Knowledge and experience on conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm 
  • Experience and skill in designing and conducting trainings on dialogue facilitation and conflict transformation and in holding workshops with various stakeholders
  • Experience designing peacebuilding interventions, writing proposals and fulfilling reporting requirements. 
  • Experience in working with and knowledge on local federal structures, existing issues in implementation of federalism and actors and other stakeholders 
  • Solid understanding of Terai including work experience in these regions. Knowledge of local will be an advantage 
  • Solid command of English and Nepali language with translation experience
  • Strong aptitude for research and analysis including experience in conflict analysis
  • Ability to critically assess project design and integrate lessons learned
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with people from different backgrounds 
  • Ability to maintain impartiality when working with actors holding a variety of political affiliations
  • Good understanding and experience working in youth issues will be an advantage

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 18.12.2019. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 19015- 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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