Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for ‘Thematic Team Dealing with the Past’

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

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Position: Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for ‘Thematic Team Dealing with the Past’

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

Job-ID: P1533V6039
Location: Kathmandu
Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
Type of employment: full-time

Job description

  • GIZ’s Civil Peace Service (CPS) programme “Systematic strengthening and linking of local and national potentials for peace in a post-conflict phase” in Nepal aims at creating spaces for non-violent conflict transformation. It does so through support to community mediation, dialogue forums, non-violent communication and theatre for conflict transformation. CPS further works with local actors to promote holistic approaches to Dealing with the Past, that promotes justice, reconciliation and healing. In the area ‘Dealing with the past’, CPS currently works with a team of two national and two international peace advisors. The team works with victims’ groups, and other actors, to enhance their capacities to conduct meaningful memory work that fosters intra-personal and inter-personal healing. CPS further supports conflict victims and their communities to take forward memorialization work and related advocacy.

Your tasks

    • Support different conflict victims´ groups and partner organisations in design and implementation of memorialization work and peace education
    • Capacity building of victims´ groups and other concerned stakeholders on holistic and restorative approaches to Dealing with the Past, Memory Work and Peace Education
    • Co-design and co-facilitate workshops, trainings and meetings together with national peace advisors
    • Support peer-to-peer processes and participatory approaches to story collection, documentation and editing
    • Support partner organizations in the process of collection, curation, analysing, securing and archiving sensitive, victim-related data
    • Contribute to organizational and network development of partners
    • Contribute to project management and strategic planning; monitoring, evaluation and reporting
    • Conduct ongoing context research, conflict analysis and needs assessment of partners

Your profile

    • University degree in social science, psychology, social work or related subject; Postgraduate research in related area would be an asset
    • Well-founded knowledge about concepts and methods of Memory Work and Peace Education
    • Several years of working experience in Memorialization/Memory Work in a post-conflict country
    • In-depth working experience in Dealing with the Past, reconciliation and peace building in general
    • Experience and sensitivity in working with victims and survivors and their associations
    • Knowledge about and experience of secure archiving of data and analysis and about using digital platforms for Memory Work
    • Experience in curating materials for different audiences
    • Fluency in English; knowledge of Nepali language would be an asset or willingness to learn Nepali language

Location information

Under the following link you will find information about living and working in Nepal.
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The willingness for frequent business trips is required.
GIZ’s Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.
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You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.
A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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