Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Research and Strategic Project Development

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  • Job-ID: V000053464
  • Location: City of Surigao
  • Assignment period: 04/01/2023 - 05/31/2024
  • Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 02/09/2023

Job description

The Philippines have experienced decades of armed conflict between the government and armed groups on the southern island of Mindanao. Conflicts over natural resources and land use pose further potentials for violence. The Civil peace Services aims to contribute to the reduction of violence, the promotion of non-violent means for conflict resolution and thus to a more inclusive and sustainable peace in Mindanao. The program has worked in Mindanao since 2005 with its current project cycle ending in the end of 2023.

Your tasks

As part of your service as a civil peace service advisor, you will take on the following tasks:

  • Conduct an appraisal mission for a new international peace advisor position within the program’s project on conflict transformation in the Caraga region
  • Prepare, conduct and oversee research projects in the fields of violent conflict, political participation of marginalized groups, the usage of conventional and new media, forced internal displacement among others in preparation of the new project cycle 2024-2027
  • Prepare, conduct and oversee baseline studies for the new program outcomes in the thematic areas of a) Media and Conflict-sensitive Journalism, b) Support to the Bangsamoro Peace Process, c) Conflict Transformation in Caraga and d) Forced Internal Displacement
  • Provide input to the technical advisors about strategic options for interventions based on the assessment´s findings
  • Contribute to the overall GIZ-CPS Philippines program, i.e. in developing knowledge and communication products, organizing team activities, taking on responsibilities as focal person (i.e. digitalization, gender, communication, knowledge management, etc.)

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in social anthropology, sociology, political sciences, conflict transformation and peacebuilding or related subjects
  • First professional experience in qualitative and quantitative research, in the field of conflict transformation, human rights, peacebuilding or related fields (experience with CPS is an asset)
  • Proven experience and skills in peacebuilding-related concepts of “Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation”, such as systemic conflict analysis and Reflecting on Peace Practice
  • Practical knowledge and skills in concepts and instruments of non-violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding, such as do-no-harm, gender equality & human rights
  • Skills and experience in organizing, conducting, transcribing, analyzing and evaluating interviews, group discussions, etc. and conducting surveys
  • 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 participatory approaches
  • Business fluent in English

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in the Philippines.

  • Duty station: Surigao City in Surigao del Norte with frequent business trips to Manila, Davao and Butuan
  • Climate: Tropical island climate with significant rainfalls during rainy season
  • Health provision: Local hospital and doctors within the city, hospitals with international standards are in Davao and Manila
  • Shopping and Living: Local products are available, market for imported products is slowly developing, several tourist destinations for recreational purposes in the vicinity
  • Accessibility: Provincial airport in Surigao City with limited flight options and Butuan City (3 hours) with frequent flights to Manila
  • Children: Duty station is suitable for families with small children
  • Schools: There are no international schools. Elementary and limited secondary schools exist but not to an international standard. School fees are reimbursed according to GIZ guidelines
  • Security threats and natural disasters: Generally safe, but the overall security situation requires compliance with all GIZ security regulations. Surigao del Norte is prone to multiple natural disasters such as earthquakes, heavy precipitation and flooding

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. Please note that the general and personal living conditions in the country of assignment may meet with different legal and social acceptance. We gladly support you with our many years of experience.

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 and driving experience are 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

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

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, social background, 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 Philippines have experienced decades of armed conflict between the government and armed groups on the southern island of Mindanao. Conflicts over natural resources and land use pose further potentials for violence. The Civil peace Services aims to contribute to the reduction of violence, the promotion of non-violent means for conflict resolution and thus to a more inclusive and sustainable peace in Mindanao. The program has worked in Mindanao since 2005 with its current project cycle ending in the end of 2023.

Your tasks

As part of your service as a civil peace service advisor, you will take on the following tasks:

  • Conduct an appraisal mission for a new international peace advisor position within the program’s project on conflict transformation in the Caraga region
  • Prepare, conduct and oversee research projects in the fields of violent conflict, political participation of marginalized groups, the usage of conventional and new media, forced internal displacement among others in preparation of the new project cycle 2024-2027
  • Prepare, conduct and oversee baseline studies for the new program outcomes in the thematic areas of a) Media and Conflict-sensitive Journalism, b) Support to the Bangsamoro Peace Process, c) Conflict Transformation in Caraga and d) Forced Internal Displacement
  • Provide input to the technical advisors about strategic options for interventions based on the assessment´s findings
  • Contribute to the overall GIZ-CPS Philippines program, i.e. in developing knowledge and communication products, organizing team activities, taking on responsibilities as focal person (i.e. digitalization, gender, communication, knowledge management, etc.)
Your profile
  • Master’s degree in social anthropology, sociology, political sciences, conflict transformation and peacebuilding or related subjects
  • First professional experience in qualitative and quantitative research, in the field of conflict transformation, human rights, peacebuilding or related fields (experience with CPS is an asset)
  • Proven experience and skills in peacebuilding-related concepts of “Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation”, such as systemic conflict analysis and Reflecting on Peace Practice
  • Practical knowledge and skills in concepts and instruments of non-violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding, such as do-no-harm, gender equality & human rights
  • Skills and experience in organizing, conducting, transcribing, analyzing and evaluating interviews, group discussions, etc. and conducting surveys
  • 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 participatory approaches
  • Business fluent in English
Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in the Philippines.

  • Duty station: Surigao City in Surigao del Norte with frequent business trips to Manila, Davao and Butuan
  • Climate: Tropical island climate with significant rainfalls during rainy season
  • Health provision: Local hospital and doctors within the city, hospitals with international standards are in Davao and Manila
  • Shopping and Living: Local products are available, market for imported products is slowly developing, several tourist destinations for recreational purposes in the vicinity
  • Accessibility: Provincial airport in Surigao City with limited flight options and Butuan City (3 hours) with frequent flights to Manila
  • Children: Duty station is suitable for families with small children
  • Schools: There are no international schools. Elementary and limited secondary schools exist but not to an international standard. School fees are reimbursed according to GIZ guidelines
  • Security threats and natural disasters: Generally safe, but the overall security situation requires compliance with all GIZ security regulations. Surigao del Norte is prone to multiple natural disasters such as earthquakes, heavy precipitation and flooding

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. Please note that the general and personal living conditions in the country of assignment may meet with different legal and social acceptance. We gladly support you with our many years of experience.

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 and driving experience are 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

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

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, social background, 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