Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) - Life Skills through English Language, Dialogue and Digital Literacy

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  • Job-ID: V000059187
  • Location: Amman
  • Assignment period: 11/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
  • Field: Peace, Security and Emergency
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 07/28/2024

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a program for violence prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. In Jordan, the GIZ-CPS aims to strengthen the ability of civil society actors to engage in dialogue and to promote non-violent conflict transformation. The overall goal is to contribute to social cohesion and to enable people - especially refugees and vulnerable groups in host communities, as well as youth and women - to shape their lives with a perspective for the future.The CPS partner organisation "Ruwwad Al-Tanmeya" (Arabic for entrepreneurship for development) is a non-profit organisation that works with disenfranchised communities through education, youth volunteerism and grassroots organizing. Its programmes aim at strengthening initiative and facilitating redress to problems prioritised by members of the community.

Your tasks

  • Work within the team of Ruwwad in East Amman to assist building capacities through designing and implementing a participatory English Language component, as well as Digital Literacy Education component, thus enabling access to educational and professional opportunities for disenfranchised youth
  • Develop a curriculum and training materials for teaching and learning English and basic Digital Literacy skills, that are interactive and tailored to the context and needs of the youth. These materials should be aligned with participatory approaches and dialogue methods and include essential elements of the Life Skills and Citizenship Education framework
  • Conduct regular, interactive English language sessions with the youth scholars, as well as team members of Ruwwad, based on their level of assessment. This includes facilitating regular dialogue sessions in a participatory manner
  • Conduct assessments to capture learning results and adjust the teaching approach in a participatory manner, including by developing context-relevant indicators
  • Contribute to the further integration and mainstreaming of conflict transformation methods into all of Ruwwad’s programmes, by engaging in reflection rounds and mapping exercises with the Ruwwad team
  • Support the IT officer in identifying areas of intervention in digital literacy and conduct group or one-on-one skill-building sessions
  • Participate in regular meetings and feedback sessions with the Ruwwad team, as well as the CPS team, to collaboratively assess progress and plan possible further areas of engagement in Ruwwad’s other programmes

Your profile

  • University degree or equivalent in English language/studies, English literature, English translation, education, social sciences, pedagogy, political science, psychology, arts education, or a related field
  • Work experience in teaching English and designing and delivering capacity building workshops and trainings
  • Demonstrated competence in inclusive collaboration in multi-cultural teams and experience in stimulating and fostering participatory and sustainability processes
  • Knowledge of basic digital literacy and ability to conduct related skill-building sessions
  • High degree of intercultural competency and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion and experience of living outside the own home country
  • Knowledge of methods of conflict transformation, either in artistic expression, peace education, dialogue processes or non-violent communication
  • High motivation and willingness to adapt to a challenging context and to changing environment
  • Business fluent in spoken and written English; at least basic knowledge of Arabic is required

Location information

•Place of residence Amman (capital)
•Cold winters
•Health care in the capital city Amman meets western standards
•Amman offers good shopping facilities according to western standards
•Accessibility: Amman airport has international connections
•Security: The security situation in Jordan is good
•Driver’s license (B) required. A company car is available for project and supply trips 

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. 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. In some cases, there may be restrictions on freedom of movement that are specific to the environment in which the work is carried out. 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.

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.

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 program for violence prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. In Jordan, the GIZ-CPS aims to strengthen the ability of civil society actors to engage in dialogue and to promote non-violent conflict transformation. The overall goal is to contribute to social cohesion and to enable people - especially refugees and vulnerable groups in host communities, as well as youth and women - to shape their lives with a perspective for the future.The CPS partner organisation "Ruwwad Al-Tanmeya" (Arabic for entrepreneurship for development) is a non-profit organisation that works with disenfranchised communities through education, youth volunteerism and grassroots organizing. Its programmes aim at strengthening initiative and facilitating redress to problems prioritised by members of the community.

Your tasks
  • Work within the team of Ruwwad in East Amman to assist building capacities through designing and implementing a participatory English Language component, as well as Digital Literacy Education component, thus enabling access to educational and professional opportunities for disenfranchised youth
  • Develop a curriculum and training materials for teaching and learning English and basic Digital Literacy skills, that are interactive and tailored to the context and needs of the youth. These materials should be aligned with participatory approaches and dialogue methods and include essential elements of the Life Skills and Citizenship Education framework
  • Conduct regular, interactive English language sessions with the youth scholars, as well as team members of Ruwwad, based on their level of assessment. This includes facilitating regular dialogue sessions in a participatory manner
  • Conduct assessments to capture learning results and adjust the teaching approach in a participatory manner, including by developing context-relevant indicators
  • Contribute to the further integration and mainstreaming of conflict transformation methods into all of Ruwwad’s programmes, by engaging in reflection rounds and mapping exercises with the Ruwwad team
  • Support the IT officer in identifying areas of intervention in digital literacy and conduct group or one-on-one skill-building sessions
  • Participate in regular meetings and feedback sessions with the Ruwwad team, as well as the CPS team, to collaboratively assess progress and plan possible further areas of engagement in Ruwwad’s other programmes
Your profile
  • University degree or equivalent in English language/studies, English literature, English translation, education, social sciences, pedagogy, political science, psychology, arts education, or a related field
  • Work experience in teaching English and designing and delivering capacity building workshops and trainings
  • Demonstrated competence in inclusive collaboration in multi-cultural teams and experience in stimulating and fostering participatory and sustainability processes
  • Knowledge of basic digital literacy and ability to conduct related skill-building sessions
  • High degree of intercultural competency and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion and experience of living outside the own home country
  • Knowledge of methods of conflict transformation, either in artistic expression, peace education, dialogue processes or non-violent communication
  • High motivation and willingness to adapt to a challenging context and to changing environment
  • Business fluent in spoken and written English; at least basic knowledge of Arabic is required
Location information

•Place of residence Amman (capital)
•Cold winters
•Health care in the capital city Amman meets western standards
•Amman offers good shopping facilities according to western standards
•Accessibility: Amman airport has international connections
•Security: The security situation in Jordan is good
•Driver’s license (B) required. A company car is available for project and supply trips 

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. 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. In some cases, there may be restrictions on freedom of movement that are specific to the environment in which the work is carried out. 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.

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.

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