Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for civil society organisations working on transformation of past and present conflicts related to land and natural resources

Uganda

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  • Job-ID: V000048498
  • Location: Soroti
  • Assignment period: 05/01/2022 - 06/30/2024
  • Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 02/10/2022

Job description

Land ownership and land use are increasingly subject to dispute in Northern Uganda. The GIZ Civil Peace Service supports civil society organisations and networks in the Acholi, Karamoja and Teso sub-regions of Northern Uganda which are working on various dimensions of land conflicts. The programme promotes the participatory transformation of land conflicts using a multi-stakeholder approach where over 150 stakeholders are engaged in 14 networks (or so-called Interest Groups) which comprise of women's organisations, academic institutions, faith-based organisations, representatives of local governments and traditional leaders. The aim of this network approach is to enable the respective stakeholders to coordinate their interventions to prevent violence and transform land conflicts. In particular, they are expected to contribute to enhanced land management structures and mechanisms as well as improving the situation of land rights in the respective regions. The programme will focus on dealing with past conflicts and experiences of violence that have an impact on today's conflicts. 

Your tasks

  • Advise CPS partner networks/interest groups in the Teso sub-region in their strategic planning as well as implementation and evaluation of conflict-sensitive interventions
  • Support CPS partners in the design and implementation of capacity building activities and in the production and dissemination of information material
  • Advise stakeholders in developing their network-structures and support the information flow and knowledge transfer within and between partner networks/organisations
  • Support the CPS team in operational planning and transaction to the new programme phase, especially on topics like peace building, conflict transformation or dealing with the past
  • Support and strengthen the capacities of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in the Teso sub-region in their abilities to deal with past and present land related conflicts
  • Support capacities of local partners and staff to organise, implement and maintain strategic dialogue platforms
  • Enhance the integration of cross-cutting topics like Do-No-Harm, human rights, gender equality and participatory approaches within partner networks/organisations

Your profile

  • University degree in the field of peace and conflict research, organisational development, psychology, sociology or comparable qualification
  • Working experience in participatory, needs-oriented planning and implementation of projects for peacebuilding and conflict transformation, profound knowledge of conflict transformation methods and tools
  • Practical experience in the organisation and moderation of workshops and trainings, experience in the use of participatory methods
  • Expertise in consultancy and advisory as well as experience in the support of networks with different stakeholders of different levels
  • Knowledge in mediation and dealing with the past
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of land rights and conflicts in Africa, adult education, work experience in rural areas and digital competencies are added advantages
  • Proven capacity in analytical and strategic thinking and ability to express complex content easily and understandably
  • Fluency in English, other language skills are of advantage

Location information

Place of residence: Soroti, Teso sub-region with frequent travels • Climate: Weather in Soroti is influenced by tropical wet & dry climate. Winter dry season • Healthcare: Basic services available, good services available in Kampala • Shopping facilities: Good in Soroti, all specialized and imported products available in Kampala • School situation: Location is not recommended for families with children of school age

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. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. 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

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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

Contact

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

Land ownership and land use are increasingly subject to dispute in Northern Uganda. The GIZ Civil Peace Service supports civil society organisations and networks in the Acholi, Karamoja and Teso sub-regions of Northern Uganda which are working on various dimensions of land conflicts. The programme promotes the participatory transformation of land conflicts using a multi-stakeholder approach where over 150 stakeholders are engaged in 14 networks (or so-called Interest Groups) which comprise of women's organisations, academic institutions, faith-based organisations, representatives of local governments and traditional leaders. The aim of this network approach is to enable the respective stakeholders to coordinate their interventions to prevent violence and transform land conflicts. In particular, they are expected to contribute to enhanced land management structures and mechanisms as well as improving the situation of land rights in the respective regions. The programme will focus on dealing with past conflicts and experiences of violence that have an impact on today's conflicts. 

Your tasks
  • Advise CPS partner networks/interest groups in the Teso sub-region in their strategic planning as well as implementation and evaluation of conflict-sensitive interventions
  • Support CPS partners in the design and implementation of capacity building activities and in the production and dissemination of information material
  • Advise stakeholders in developing their network-structures and support the information flow and knowledge transfer within and between partner networks/organisations
  • Support the CPS team in operational planning and transaction to the new programme phase, especially on topics like peace building, conflict transformation or dealing with the past
  • Support and strengthen the capacities of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in the Teso sub-region in their abilities to deal with past and present land related conflicts
  • Support capacities of local partners and staff to organise, implement and maintain strategic dialogue platforms
  • Enhance the integration of cross-cutting topics like Do-No-Harm, human rights, gender equality and participatory approaches within partner networks/organisations
Your profile
  • University degree in the field of peace and conflict research, organisational development, psychology, sociology or comparable qualification
  • Working experience in participatory, needs-oriented planning and implementation of projects for peacebuilding and conflict transformation, profound knowledge of conflict transformation methods and tools
  • Practical experience in the organisation and moderation of workshops and trainings, experience in the use of participatory methods
  • Expertise in consultancy and advisory as well as experience in the support of networks with different stakeholders of different levels
  • Knowledge in mediation and dealing with the past
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of land rights and conflicts in Africa, adult education, work experience in rural areas and digital competencies are added advantages
  • Proven capacity in analytical and strategic thinking and ability to express complex content easily and understandably
  • Fluency in English, other language skills are of advantage
Location information

Place of residence: Soroti, Teso sub-region with frequent travels • Climate: Weather in Soroti is influenced by tropical wet & dry climate. Winter dry season • Healthcare: Basic services available, good services available in Kampala • Shopping facilities: Good in Soroti, all specialized and imported products available in Kampala • School situation: Location is not recommended for families with children of school age

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. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. 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

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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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