Position: Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Nonviolent Communication
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.
Assignment period: 07/01/2021 – 06/30/2023
Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
Type of employment: full-time
Application deadline: 04/11/2021
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, Nonviolent Communication and theatre for conflict transformation. CPS further works with local actors to promote holistic approaches to Dealing with the Past, that promote justice, reconciliation and healing. Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public) is an Non-governmental-organization dedicated to the cause of public interest. The partnership between CPS and Pro Public aims to promote harmonious and peaceful society in Nepal by helping to strengthen Pro Public’s ongoing mediation program and support the transitional justice process through Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and restorative dialogue.
- Facilitate trainings for provincial and local (non-)governmental actors
- Facilitate or provide support for the regular meetings of the NVC practice group Nepal as well as the professional development of Nepalese NVC practitioners who are interested in becoming NVC trainers, including those registered as certification candidates with the Center for Nonviolent Communication
- Facilitate Peace Education for creating a culture of peace and nonviolence in educational institutions and provide support in establishment of no-fault classrooms
- Support strengthening the larger NVC community in Nepal by field visits and exploration of opportunities for continued international NVC trainings
- Assistance for the implementation and expansion of Pro Public’s other peacebuilding programmes
- Support advocacy processes in Pro Public
- Contribute to conceptualizing and implementing infrastructures for peace like mediation, NVC, dialogue
- University degree in social work, social science, peace and conflict studies, psychology, economical science or a related field
- Nonviolent Communication training experience and skills in Training of Trainers in NVC and minimum 50 hours of NVC training received by certified NVC trainers
- International experience in healing and reconciliation and in working with participants who have experienced violence
- Knowledge of Peace Education in creating culture of peace and nonviolence in education institutions. Knowledge of would be an advantage
- Knowledge on Child Psychology, Effective Parenting and Emotional Intelligence and infrastructures for peace would be an advantage
- Knowledge on mediation and dialogue facilitation in socio-political contexts would be an advantage
- Ability to deal constructively with ambiguity and be a positive, flexible and constructive member of a team
- Fluency in English; knowledge of Nepali language would be an asset or willingness to learn Nepali language
Under the following link you will find information about living and working in Nepal.
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At the site of operation the particulate pollution occurs to be many time higher than the European acceptable limit. As part of the selection process and during the recruitment examination you will be informed of appropriate protective and behavioral measures.
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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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.