- Job-ID: P1533V5035
- Location: Hawassa
- Assignment period: 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2023
- Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
- Type of employment: full-time
- Application deadline: 08/06/2021
The Civil Peace Service is a global program aimed at preventing violence and promoting peace in crisis zones and conflict regions. ZFD advisors support partner organizations in their commitment for dialogue, human rights and peace on a long-term basis.
As ZFD program coordinator, you are responsible for the management, operational implementation and further development of the component "Prevention of Displacement and Permanent Reintegration of Formerly Displaced Persons" in the Sidama and Gedeo / Guji areas in Ethiopia. The IDP component is part of the Civil Peace Service Ethiopia and is being implemented within the framework of the special initiative "Tackling the root causes of displacement, reintegrating refugees” of the BMZ.
By strengthening dialogue processes the component supports local participatory decision-making processes and the participation of women and young people. Joint activities that reach across ethnic boundaries reinforce social cohesion. The ZFD cooperates with civil society organizations and decentralized administrative structures.
You will lead a team of two seconded ZFD advisors and five national staff members. You will be assigned to the GIZ portfolio manager and will manage the component in consultation with the GIZ country office and the ZFD steering team in Bonn. In addition, you will coordinate closely with the coordinator of the other ZFD component in Ethiopia "Dialogue promotion for trust-based land and resource management in the Oromia region". You are based in Hawassa with regular business trips to Addis Ababa.
- Management and further development of the IDP component, based on the approved ZFD program proposal
- Networking an strategic cooperation with partner organizations, including local government authorities, civil society and church organizations
- Technical and disciplinary supervision of national and international ZFD advisors, you support the selection of qualified staff and ensure their introduction and professional development
- Budget management: financial planning and financial monitoring and ensuring the appropriated use of the CPS budget in order to guarantee financial reporting
- Communication and coordination with the other ZFD component in Ethiopia, the ZFD program management in GIZ headquarters, the GIZ country office, the German embassy
- Accompanying ZFD advisors and partner organizations in impact-oriented planning and monitoring of ZFD measures
- Knowledge management and public relations of the ZFD component
- University degree in social/political/cultural sciences or comparable professional qualifications, preferably with a focus on peace and conflict studies
- Several years of work experience in conflict management and peacebuilding abroad, experience as advisor in Civil Peace Service is an asset
- Experience in project management, team and personnel management
- Knowledge and experience of conflict sensitive project management
- Knowledge of administration and financial management
- High level of advisory skills, team orientation and intercultural sensitivity
- Fluent in German and English, regional knowledge
- Car driving license
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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- We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.
- Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network.
- Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.
- As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.
- As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance).
- To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany.
- We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid.
- We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top.
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).