Currently we have the following posts as civil peace worker.
For our CPS-programme
„ Supporting sustainable peace by
strengthening inclusion and human rights”
together with our partner organisation Nagarik Aawaz
we are looking for an
International Peace Worker in Kathmandu/Nepal
Our partner organisation Nagarik Aawaz works together with young adults in the districts of
the Kathmandu valley. They aim to strengthen these young people beeing active members of their local communities and enable them to be part of peacebuilding processes and to support social integration as a multiplier. Further on this project contributes to the sensitization of the impacts of discrimination and violence towards psychosocial health and offers psychosocial help for conflict victims. Currently there is a ‚Peace Building Memorial and Learning Center‘ under construction, that will be part of the project work as well in the future.
Field of work:
As an international peace worker, you will be supporting our partner organisation in the fields of knowledge management, civil conflict transformation and peacebuilding together with young adults; documentation and memorial work may be further aspects.
- Planning and implementation of the CPS project together with the local peaceworker of the partner organisation
- Documentation and evaluation of the working approaches and experiences, documentation of lessons learnt
- Development of a knowledge management concept and support the implementation of a monitoring system
- Supporting the network and PR-work in terms of nonviolent conflict transformation and peacebuilding
- Preparing and facilitating trainings/workshops on conflict transformation, non-violence, and community mediation for local actors
- Supporting the program development of the partner organisation if requested
- Integrating into Nagarik Awaaz’s team and adjustment to their working conditions
- Ensuring a proper and adequate application of funds as well as regular communication with the country coordinator, other CPS projects in Nepal and KURVE Wustrow in Germany
- Contributing to ongoing conflict and security analysis by the country coordinator and close cooperation with other CPS workers in Nepal
- Where necessary support of public relation, networking and information activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany
- Relevant university degree (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, (Media) Education/Pedagogy, or other fields relevant for the position)
- Relevant training in nonviolent conflict transformation (e.g. training as civil peace worker, as trainer for conflict transformation, as mediator, …)
- Work experience within NGOs, preferably in international and conflict context
- Experience in knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation as well as proficiency in development and design of public relations material
- Work experience in Memorialisation and Dealing with the Past and/or
- Work experience in designing and facilitating training as well as working with young people is an asset
- Conceptual thinking and organisational skills as well as good interpersonal skills
- Team player with intercultural competences, ability for self-reflection, high flexibility motivation and frustration tolerance
- Willingness to travel to remote areas
- Knowledge of the context and work experience in Nepal or South Asia are an asset
- Professional command of English and the willingness to learn Nepali
We offer a contract according to the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens, incl. EEA plus Switzerland) until 31 December 2021, on the condition of funding by the BMZ beyond 31.12.2020. The contract, including 3 to 4 months preparation period in Germany, would commence on the 16th of September 2019.
Please use our online application (in english language) form with following code „Nepal_FFK_NA“ latest until 10th of June 2019.
The selection day will be held in Wustrow (Wendland, Germany) end of June/ beginning of July (week 26/ 27).
For our CPS-program
“Strengthening local capacities for nonviolent conflict
transformation and political participation”
together with our partner organisation
Kainayar Rural Social Development Organisation (KRSDO)
we are looking for a
Civil Peace Worker in Loikaw / Myanmar
Field of work:
As an international peace worker, you will support up to three organisations actively in strategic development of civil conflict transformation measures and trainings in Kayah state and Southern Shan State. The local organisations mainly work with internally displaced persons, refugees and the host communities, as well as with religious (Christian) and ethnic minorities.
- Planning, implementation, close monitoring and reporting of the CPS project in cooperation with a local team
- Support the development and implementation of training interventions on civil conflict transformation, nonviolent action, human rights and community mediation; as well as the monitoring and evaluation of training measures
- Networking activities with government and civil society actors as well as peace education organisations, together with KRSDO and other partner organisations in Myanmar
- Advising local partner organisations on human rights and advocacy.
- Adjustment to the partner organisations’ working conditions. Support the partner organisation(s) in processes of institutional development and strategy development in accordance with identified needs
- Budget planning and monitoring, ensuring a proper and adequate use of funds, and regular communication with the CPS country coordinator and KURVE Wustrow office in Germany
- Contribute in ongoing conflict and security analyses in relation to the CPS project
- Work in close cooperation with the regional coordinator and other international peace workers and CPS projects in Myanmar
- Where necessary, support of public relation, networking and advocacy activities in Germany
- University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field
- Relevant advanced training in the area of civil nonviolent conflict transformation, for example mediator, civil peace worker, trainer in nonviolent conflict transformation
- Several years of work experience within NGOs, especially in intercultural teams and in international and conflict contexts and with grassroots organizations; ability to work and build trust with diverse stakeholders (communities, students, government authorities, international agencies, other NGOs, etc.)
- Sound knowledge and experience in the field of peacebuilding, civil conflict transformation and human rights, especially minority rights
- Experience in contexts with multi-ethnic conflicts and armed resistance movements for autonomy
- Relevant experience in and knowledge of project management and strategic development, incl. M&E of peace, development and/or humanitarian projects in conflict contexts
- Knowledge about the challenges regarding the security situation of peace activists in the specific political context, and the ability to constantly assess and reflect on own actions from a security and Do No Harm perspective
- Location of work and housing is Loikaw, Kayah State, a small town with 12.000 inhabitants and basic living conditions; Willingness for frequent and longer work travel to Yangon and remoter areas, if the security situation allows it.
- Very good team player with intercultural competences; analytical and strategic thinking, ability for self-reflection, high flexibility
- Contextual knowledge about Myanmar and Kayah State, or willingness to develop this knowledge in depth
- Good IT skills
- Professional command of English and the willingness to learn Burmese; Burmese and German language skills would be an asset
We offer a contract according to the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens, incl. EEA plus Switzerland) until 31 December 2022, on the condition of funding by the BMZ beyond 31.12.2020. The contract including a preparation period in Germany would commence on the 16th of September 2019.
Please use our online application form with following code „Myanmar_FFK_Loikow“ latest until 28.05.2019.
The selection day will be held in Wustrow (Wendland, Germany) in the week 25 or 26.