Assignment period:10/01/2020 - 12/31/2021
Field:Peace, Security and Emergency
Type of employment:full-time
GIZ’s Civil Peace Service (CPS) program “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 promote 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, working with experienced and established partner organisation. CPS works with victims’ groups, and other actors, to enhance their capacities to conduct meaningful memory work that fosters intra-personal and inter-personal healing. This project further supports conflict victims and their communities to take forward memorialization work and related advocacy.
- Support different conflict victim groups and partner organisations in memorialization work
- Capacity building of victim groups and other concerned stakeholders on holistic and restorative approaches to Dealing with the Past and Memory Work
- Codesign and cofacilitate workshops, trainings and meetings together with a national peace advisor
- Support peer-to-peer processes and participatory approaches to story collection, verification, documentation and editing
- Support partner organizations in the process of collection, curation, 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
- 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
- Proven track record of work experience in Memorialization/Memory Work in a post-conflict country
- Actual experience and sensitivity in working with victims and survivors and their associations
- In-depth working experience in Dealing with the Past, reconciliation and peace building in general
- Knowledge about and experience of secure archiving of data and about using digital platforms for Memory Work
- Experience in curating materials for different audiences (e.g. for digital platforms or museums)
- Fluent in English language and willingness to learn Nepali language (knowledge of Nepali language would be an asset)
Place of residence: Kathmandu
Climate: hot summers and cold winters
Healthcare: Hospitals with international doctors available
Supply and shopping facilities: Supermarkets with all necessities for daily life
Accessibility: Kathmandu has one international airport with daily flights out of the country
Children / infants: Nannies and kindergartens available
School situation and school fees: International schools available; school fees are reimbursed according GIZ rules
Security: Kathmandu is a rather safe place to live. However, Nepal is an especially earthquake prone area.
Please use the following link for information about living and working in Nepal.
The security situation is tense. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The freedom of movement is restricted. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.
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.
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.
- In this position frequent and many field trips to different remoter parts of Nepal are necessary and accommodation can sometimes be basic.
- Work processes in Nepal are slow due to many reasons therefore patience, flexibility and stamina are needed to work in this context.
We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).