Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Conflict Transformation in the Context of Resource Conflicts in North Eastern Mindanao

Philippines

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  • Job-ID: V000051154
  • Location: City of Surigao
  • Assignment period: 09/01/2022 - 10/31/2024
  • Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 08/21/2022

Job description

The CPS Program Philippines contributes to transforming violent conflict and promoting peace in Mindanao. National and international peace advisors cooperate with Philippine partners at different levels such as community representatives, local organizations, civil society networks and state institutions. In the Caraga region in Mindanao, the project works in the context of resource-based conflicts that center around access, control and use of land and intersect with powerful political dynasties, corruption and weak governance structures. The asymmetric land conflicts moreover interact with the historical, ideological and military conflict between the government and the armed communist groups, who put the local communities in the crossfire. The CPS will be based in Surigao City, where she/he supports local government institutions and accompanies and supports the creation of functional peoples’ organizations that can address ongoing conflict dynamics in a non-violent manner.

Your tasks

  • Advise and support indigenous peoples to transform resource conflicts and to promote more inclusive decision-making processes in cooperation with relevant stakeholders (e.g. government agencies and private sector)
  • Support local peace initiatives and dialogue platforms to create non-violent mechanisms to address armed conflicts
  • Strengthen close cooperation and coordination with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in Surigao del Norte to enhance collaboration and create more conflict-sensitive interventions
  • Strategic planning and assessment of future areas of intervention, as well as identification of new partners, especially in view of the upcoming new project cycle 2024-20275.
  • Organization and implementation of activities, such as workshops, trainings and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E)-measures
  • Development of project proposals & management of project funds
  • Writing of reports and publications
  • Contribute to the overall GIZ-CPS Philippines program, i.e. in developing knowledge materials, organizing team activities, taking on responsibilities as focal person (i.e. digitalization, gender, communication, knowledge management, etc.)

Your profile

  • Master's degree in anthropology, sociology, political sciences, conflict transformation and peacebuilding or related subjects
  • Practical knowledge and skills in concepts and instruments of non-violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • Relevant knowledge and work experience in non-violent conflict transformation, peacebuilding and/or human rights advocacy especially on indigenous peoples’ rights
  • Skills in participatory project management with gender perspective: project design, proposal development, project implementation, PM&E, “Do no Harm”;
  • Skills in workshop design and moderation techniques
  • Very good communication skills
  • Distinct capacities in self-organization and working independently
  • Commitment to core values of GIZ CPS, such as mutual respect, non-violent communication, process-orientation and approaches
  • Fluency in English and willingness to learn the local language

Location information

Surigao City in Surigao del Norte offers tropical island climate with significant rainfalls during rainy season. Local hospital and doctors are to be found within the city, hospitals with international standards are in Davao and Manila. Local products are available, the market for imported products is slowly developing, several tourist destinations for recreational purposes are in the vicinity. The Provincial airport in Surigao City offers limited flight options to Manila and Cebu, and Butuan City (3 hours) with frequent flights to Manila. The duty station is suitable for families with small children. There are no international schools. Elementary and limited secondary schools exist but not at international standard. School fees are reimbursed according to GIZ guidelines.

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.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

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.

Driving licence is required.

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

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

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.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact

HR-Service Center
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de
Job description

The CPS Program Philippines contributes to transforming violent conflict and promoting peace in Mindanao. National and international peace advisors cooperate with Philippine partners at different levels such as community representatives, local organizations, civil society networks and state institutions. In the Caraga region in Mindanao, the project works in the context of resource-based conflicts that center around access, control and use of land and intersect with powerful political dynasties, corruption and weak governance structures. The asymmetric land conflicts moreover interact with the historical, ideological and military conflict between the government and the armed communist groups, who put the local communities in the crossfire. The CPS will be based in Surigao City, where she/he supports local government institutions and accompanies and supports the creation of functional peoples’ organizations that can address ongoing conflict dynamics in a non-violent manner.

Your tasks
  • Advise and support indigenous peoples to transform resource conflicts and to promote more inclusive decision-making processes in cooperation with relevant stakeholders (e.g. government agencies and private sector)
  • Support local peace initiatives and dialogue platforms to create non-violent mechanisms to address armed conflicts
  • Strengthen close cooperation and coordination with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in Surigao del Norte to enhance collaboration and create more conflict-sensitive interventions
  • Strategic planning and assessment of future areas of intervention, as well as identification of new partners, especially in view of the upcoming new project cycle 2024-20275.
  • Organization and implementation of activities, such as workshops, trainings and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E)-measures
  • Development of project proposals & management of project funds
  • Writing of reports and publications
  • Contribute to the overall GIZ-CPS Philippines program, i.e. in developing knowledge materials, organizing team activities, taking on responsibilities as focal person (i.e. digitalization, gender, communication, knowledge management, etc.)
Your profile
  • Master's degree in anthropology, sociology, political sciences, conflict transformation and peacebuilding or related subjects
  • Practical knowledge and skills in concepts and instruments of non-violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • Relevant knowledge and work experience in non-violent conflict transformation, peacebuilding and/or human rights advocacy especially on indigenous peoples’ rights
  • Skills in participatory project management with gender perspective: project design, proposal development, project implementation, PM&E, “Do no Harm”;
  • Skills in workshop design and moderation techniques
  • Very good communication skills
  • Distinct capacities in self-organization and working independently
  • Commitment to core values of GIZ CPS, such as mutual respect, non-violent communication, process-orientation and approaches
  • Fluency in English and willingness to learn the local language
Location information

Surigao City in Surigao del Norte offers tropical island climate with significant rainfalls during rainy season. Local hospital and doctors are to be found within the city, hospitals with international standards are in Davao and Manila. Local products are available, the market for imported products is slowly developing, several tourist destinations for recreational purposes are in the vicinity. The Provincial airport in Surigao City offers limited flight options to Manila and Cebu, and Butuan City (3 hours) with frequent flights to Manila. The duty station is suitable for families with small children. There are no international schools. Elementary and limited secondary schools exist but not at international standard. School fees are reimbursed according to GIZ guidelines.

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.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

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.

Driving licence is required.

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

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

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.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact
HR-Service Center
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de