Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for the Youth Resource Development Programme


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:
  • Location:
    Phnom Penh
  • Assignment period:
    07/15/2021 - 01/14/2024
  • Field:
    Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment:
  • Application deadline:

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) programme "Justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal" located in Cambodia, aims to strengthen healthy forms of remembering the Khmer Rouge past, and to foster national reconciliation dialogues. One of our partner organisations, the Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) envisions a society in which youth are empowered to exercise their civil and political rights as leaders for a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable development in Cambodia. YRDP has been supported by the Civil Peace Service since 2007. At YRDP the CPS advisor supports the peace education programme in further developing their scope of activities and optimizing the training curricula - focusing on Khmer Rouge History Education, Interethnic Peace, Conflict Resolution and Transformation. The CPS advisor is working closely with the project team to diversify perspectives on ongoing socio-political issues in Cambodia and the world, gives the opportunity to enhance existing methodological skills and identifies opportunities for further strengthening capacities in peace education methods for the organization and their target groups. 

Your tasks

  • Advisory support on the organization’s peace education approaches with a focus on the impact of the Khmer Rouge History on Cambodia today
  • Supporting the integration of diverse perspectives of minority and majority groups in Cambodia
  • Participation in and joint implementation of YRDP activities and trainings
  • Collegial advice/ Coaching of team members regarding their personal development as well as staff and self-care
  • Needs-based workshops and supportive seminars and trainings for YRDP project members, volunteers and other peace practitioners
  • Consultation in organisational development
  • Strengthening synergizes and cooperation among other CPS partner organizations and team members


Your profile

  • University degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, International Relations or equivalent training in Peace Education practices
  • Several years of work experience in the field of peace education (especially with youth), preferably in politically complex and restricted contexts; expertise in civic education and active citizenship is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in curricula development for informal education in the fields of peace building and civic education
  • Expertise in project cycle development and implementation
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment with a high level of resiliency, patience and self-organisation
  • Demonstrated skills in networking as well as working and cooperating with diverse actors and stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a (post-)conflict environment and experience with Cambodia’s past and present societal and political context is an asset


Location information

Under the following link you will find information about living and working in Cambodia.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. 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.


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.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

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.

Our benefits

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 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., 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., You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.

About us

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).


Recruitment and Follow-on assignments Client Portal
+49 6196/79-3200