Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for “Dialogue work through Theater and Art”

Lebanon

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its goals in 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: V000046944
  • Location: Beirut
  • Assignment period: 12/01/2021 - 11/30/2023
  • Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 10/03/2021

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a program for preventing violence and promoting peace in crisis and conflict regions. In Lebanon, CPS promotes the social integration of Syrians as part of the special initiative on migration “Prevention of violence through the reduction of stereotypes and prejudices by dialogue and media”. This program is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by GIZ. The sought-after peace expert will provide support in the development of innovative dialogue projects to combat stereotypes towards refugees within the Lebanese society. To this end, the specialist advises the organizations Zoukak and Seenaryo in Beirut to jointly develop dialogue platforms in order to create artistic and theatrical possibilities of expression for refugees and members of the host communities.

Your tasks

  • Support of civil society organizations in the development of long-term dialogue projects in order to reduce mutual prejudices to adequately communicate the needs of refugees and host communities
  • Advise partner organizations on the development of target group-specific artistic formats and methods to give refugees a voice
  • Identify training needs and entry points for advanced trainings in the field of theatre education and art work to work with refugees on conflict transformation
  • Use existing contacts of the CPS program to interlink theatre groups and projects in a meaningful way and to perform on existing stages in Lebanon
  • Design and support further training of trainers measures for those already working with theatre methods

Your profile

  • University degree in theatre pedagogy, social sciences, cultural studies, peace and conflict studies or in another subject area relevant for the position
  • Work experience in dialogue work with refugees and host communities
  • Knowledge in project management for theatre and art projects
  • Expertise in using theatre methods and artistic formats with marginalized populations; Work experience in the CPS is an asset
  • High level of cultural sensitivity in a multiconfessional and partner-networking environment, strong interpersonal communication skills and independent, responsible work style
  • Knowledge of conflict-sensitive project work in an international context, understanding of conflict dynamics and complex political and social processes in crisis regions as well as knowledge of the situation in Syria and Lebanon
  • Resilience, ability to work under pressure, high frustration tolerance and constructive handling of conflicts
  • Fluent English skills; Arabic skills are an asset

Location information

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

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.

Notes

Driving licence is required.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact: map@giz.de  

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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

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.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).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.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.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.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.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.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.

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).

Contact

Recruitment and Follow-on assignments Client Portal
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de
Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a program for preventing violence and promoting peace in crisis and conflict regions. In Lebanon, CPS promotes the social integration of Syrians as part of the special initiative on migration “Prevention of violence through the reduction of stereotypes and prejudices by dialogue and media”. This program is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by GIZ. The sought-after peace expert will provide support in the development of innovative dialogue projects to combat stereotypes towards refugees within the Lebanese society. To this end, the specialist advises the organizations Zoukak and Seenaryo in Beirut to jointly develop dialogue platforms in order to create artistic and theatrical possibilities of expression for refugees and members of the host communities.

Your tasks
  • Support of civil society organizations in the development of long-term dialogue projects in order to reduce mutual prejudices to adequately communicate the needs of refugees and host communities
  • Advise partner organizations on the development of target group-specific artistic formats and methods to give refugees a voice
  • Identify training needs and entry points for advanced trainings in the field of theatre education and art work to work with refugees on conflict transformation
  • Use existing contacts of the CPS program to interlink theatre groups and projects in a meaningful way and to perform on existing stages in Lebanon
  • Design and support further training of trainers measures for those already working with theatre methods
Your profile
  • University degree in theatre pedagogy, social sciences, cultural studies, peace and conflict studies or in another subject area relevant for the position
  • Work experience in dialogue work with refugees and host communities
  • Knowledge in project management for theatre and art projects
  • Expertise in using theatre methods and artistic formats with marginalized populations; Work experience in the CPS is an asset
  • High level of cultural sensitivity in a multiconfessional and partner-networking environment, strong interpersonal communication skills and independent, responsible work style
  • Knowledge of conflict-sensitive project work in an international context, understanding of conflict dynamics and complex political and social processes in crisis regions as well as knowledge of the situation in Syria and Lebanon
  • Resilience, ability to work under pressure, high frustration tolerance and constructive handling of conflicts
  • Fluent English skills; Arabic skills are an asset
Location information

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

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.

Notes

Driving licence is required.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact: map@giz.de  

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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
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., 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)., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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.
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).

Contact
Recruitment and Follow-on assignments Client Portal
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de