Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for transcultural trauma therapy

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  • Job-ID: V000058514
  • Location: Dohuk
  • Assignment period: 11/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
  • Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 07/30/2024

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a global programme working on the prevention of violence and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. In Iraq the CPS project advises governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations on addressing injustice, providing psychosocial support and securing peace. CPS specialists also support minorities affected by IS crimes through training sessions, technical advice, and networking with national and international stakeholders. In the field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, CPS supports the master’s programme of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology (IPP) at the University of Duhok and strengthens psychotherapeutic interventions through training and networking with local organisations. 

Your tasks

  • Conducting and organizing supervision sessions in teams and individually for different areas of the university and affiliated medical facilities to reflect on the treatment of genocide survivors
  • Identifying the needs of governmental institutions and civil society organisations that accompany traumatised communities; networking and exchange with the IPP; possibly designing further training measures together with IPP lecturers in the field of systemic therapy
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of conferences and seminars (including fundraising, documentation and reporting to donors)
  • Accompanying practice-based research by IPP students, graduates, and lecturers together with external local and international researchers
  • Optional: Supporting the master’s programme at the IPP at the University of Duhok and related activities

Your profile

  • Graduate in psychology or similar studies graduated with a Master or Doctorate degree
  • Completed degree in coaching or supervision and proven practice, preferably with a focus on trauma
  • Substantial experience in transcultural psychosocial work, ideally with communities that have experienced massive violence
  • Experience in planning and implementing practice-oriented research, training and producing relevant materials
  • Work-related experience abroad, ideally in West Asia, as well as knowledge of the history, culture, and political situation of Iraq
  • Strong ability to motivate people, team orientation and high level of communication as well as facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge in Arabic, Kurdish, or German is an asset

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 Iraq.

The security situation is very 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. Freedom of movement is strongly restricted. It is not possible for life partners and family members to move with you to 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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment.

The actual departure date depends on the visa and entry regulations of the country of assignment. 

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 an employee/development worker, you will receive extensive additional benefits (e.g. monthly expatriate allowance, family allowances, private group health insurance) during your assignment, in addition to your remuneration / basic subsistence allowance.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.

We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Contact

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

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a global programme working on the prevention of violence and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. In Iraq the CPS project advises governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations on addressing injustice, providing psychosocial support and securing peace. CPS specialists also support minorities affected by IS crimes through training sessions, technical advice, and networking with national and international stakeholders. In the field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, CPS supports the master’s programme of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology (IPP) at the University of Duhok and strengthens psychotherapeutic interventions through training and networking with local organisations. 

Your tasks
  • Conducting and organizing supervision sessions in teams and individually for different areas of the university and affiliated medical facilities to reflect on the treatment of genocide survivors
  • Identifying the needs of governmental institutions and civil society organisations that accompany traumatised communities; networking and exchange with the IPP; possibly designing further training measures together with IPP lecturers in the field of systemic therapy
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of conferences and seminars (including fundraising, documentation and reporting to donors)
  • Accompanying practice-based research by IPP students, graduates, and lecturers together with external local and international researchers
  • Optional: Supporting the master’s programme at the IPP at the University of Duhok and related activities
Your profile
  • Graduate in psychology or similar studies graduated with a Master or Doctorate degree
  • Completed degree in coaching or supervision and proven practice, preferably with a focus on trauma
  • Substantial experience in transcultural psychosocial work, ideally with communities that have experienced massive violence
  • Experience in planning and implementing practice-oriented research, training and producing relevant materials
  • Work-related experience abroad, ideally in West Asia, as well as knowledge of the history, culture, and political situation of Iraq
  • Strong ability to motivate people, team orientation and high level of communication as well as facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge in Arabic, Kurdish, or German is an asset
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 Iraq.

The security situation is very 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. Freedom of movement is strongly restricted. It is not possible for life partners and family members to move with you to 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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment.

The actual departure date depends on the visa and entry regulations of the country of assignment. 

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 an employee/development worker, you will receive extensive additional benefits (e.g. monthly expatriate allowance, family allowances, private group health insurance) during your assignment, in addition to your remuneration / basic subsistence allowance., 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.

We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.

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