Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Conflict Sensitive Journalism and Dialogue


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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.

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  • Assignment period:
    07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023
  • Field:
    Peace, Security and Emergency
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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 dialogue forums, community mediation, 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. In order to promote local peace structures, the CPS Thematic Team on Dialogue for Conflict Transformation cooperates with partner organizations based in Nepal’s southern Terai region. This cooperation focuses on capacity building in order to strengthen the expertise of partner organizations to conduct professional dialogue work at the local and district levels.

Your tasks

  • Conceptualize a training curriculum for conflict sensitive journalism and media trainings and facilitate trainings on the same to identified partners and stakeholders
  • Capacity building of partners and stakeholders relating to conflict sensitivity, conflict transformation, dialogue and promotion of conflict-sensitive journalism on local, regional and national level
  • Support different partner organizations in initiating and implementing dialogue initiatives
  • Support and initiate networking and professional exchange of partner organizations and other peace organizations in the field of dialogue and conflict-sensitive journalism work in Nepal
  • Identify needs of support to CPS partner organisations with regard to external visibility, public relations and provide support based on their needs
  • Identify potential new partner organizations and new geographical areas in the area of conflict-sensitive journalism and conduct project appraisal missions together with the national peace advisor

Your profile

  • University degree in peace and conflict studies, journalism, media, communication, social work, social science, development studies, or related field
  • Expertise and practical experience in the areas of dialogue and / or conflict sensitive journalism/peace journalism
  • Expertise and experience with online media and digital communication tools as well as international working experience in conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • Familiarity with project planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Professional experience in a (post-)conflict context and working experience in Asia; Nepal country experience with a focus on working in Terai is of added value
  • Experience in designing, conceptualizing, and facilitating trainings using innovative, creative and participatory methods
  • Fluency in English and the willingness to learn Nepali; German language skills are an asset

Location information

Please use the following link for information about living and working in Nepal.

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. 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 working environment is subject to special restrictions on the freedom of movement. 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.

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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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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).


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