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Currently we have the following posts as civil peace worker.

Location: Palestine Number:

For our CPS-programme

“Strengthening nonviolent initiatives”

we are looking for an

 

International Peace Worker (m/f/d) in Palestine/Israel

 

Fields of activity:
The International Peace Worker will be located together with three colleagues in our KURVE cooperation and coordination office in Al-Walajah (close to Bethlehem and Jerusalem) and will work with several partners in their respective locations, mostly in Israel.

 

Content key aspects:

Consultation, support and backstopping of nonviolent initiatives, mostly in Israel, particularly in the fields of human rights, media, networking.

 

(possible) Fields of activity:

  • Planning and implementation of the CPS-project within the team and with our local partners, integration into the team of our partners
  • Support of organisational processes in program development or organisational development
  • Identification and elaboration of our partners‘ requirements in capacity enhancing and process backstopping
  • Project management: planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities together with our partners
  • Organisation and implementation of trainings and networking
  • Support in planning and implementation of advocacy and lobbying activities
  • Needs oriented development of psychosocial self-care approaches
  • Ensuring proper finance management and reporting as well as continuous communication with the CPS country coordinator and the KURVE head office
  • Contribution to and support of activities regarding the cross sector topic gender
  • Contribution to the CPS country coordinator’s continuous conflict and security analyses, close cooperation with the civil peace workers on site

 

  • Contribution to comprehensive cross-organisational processes of CPS organisations
  • Contribution to networking, public relations and information activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany, as necessary
  • University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field

 

 

Qualification:

 

  1. University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field
  2. Relevant advanced training in civil, nonviolent conflict transformation (e.g. training as civil peace worker, mediator or coach for conflict transformation)
  3. Thorough work experience in international NGO, in preference in intercultural teams and/or abroad
  4. Thorough experience in the area of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation and human rights and experience in or acquaintance with nonviolent social movements
  5. Contextual knowledge and/or work experience in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and/or Israel are an asset
  6. Strong cultural sensitivity, professional handling of sensitive issues and discourses
  7. Experience in participatory planning and implementation of projects incl. PM&E, experience in project accountancy
  8. Respectful, intercultural, sensitive attitude and ability to self-reflect; high degree of flexibility, good team-player
  9. Experience with psychosocial self-care approaches or trauma healing an asset
  10. Very good knowledge of English; knowledge of Arabic and/or Hebrew an asset
  11. Readiness for official travels, possibly in difficult circumstances

 

 

Contractual conditions:

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 1th of February 2020.

 

Application procedure:
For your application (in English) please use our ONLINE-application form by using the following code Israel_FFK until November 22st, 2019.

 

 

LINK: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/news/

 

Please notice:

The job interviews will take place in Wustrow (Wendland, Lower Saxony, Germany) on the 4th of December 2019.

 

 

 

Location: Myanmar Number:

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

 

 

Requirements:

 

  1. University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field
  2. Relevant advanced training in the area of civil nonviolent conflict transformation, for example mediator, civil peace worker, trainer in nonviolent conflict transformation
  3. 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.)
  4. Sound knowledge and experience in the field of peacebuilding, civil conflict transformation and human rights, especially minority rights
  5. Experience in contexts with multi-ethnic conflicts and armed resistance movements for autonomy
  6. Relevant experience in and knowledge of project management and strategic development, incl. M&E of peace, development and/or humanitarian projects in conflict contexts
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Very good team player with intercultural competences; analytical and strategic thinking, ability for self-reflection, high flexibility
  10. Contextual knowledge about Myanmar and Kayah State, or willingness to develop this knowledge in depth
  11. Good IT skills
  12. Professional command of English and the willingness to learn Burmese; Burmese and German language skills would be an asset

 


Contractual Conditions:

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 01st of February 2020.

 

Application procedure:

For your application (in English) please use our online application form with following code „Myanmar_FFK_Loikow“ latest until November 22st, 2019.

 

LINK: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/news/

 


Please note
:

The job interviews will take place in Wustrow (Wendland, Lower Saxony, Germany) on the 4th of December 2019.

 

 

Location: Nepal Number:

For our CPS-programme

“Supporting sustainable peace by strengthening
inclusion and human rights”

 

together with our partner organisation Women for Human Rights we are looking for an

International Peace Worker in Nepal


Field of work:

 As an International Peace Worker you will be supporting a Nepali organisation in strengthening its work in the area of conflict transformation and the support of conflict affected women in the context of the transitional justice process in Nepal. The project works with groups of conflict affected women in five districts and aims at strengthening conflict affected women and advocate for their rights on local level.

  • Planning and implementation of the CPS project jointly with the local peaceworker
  • Preparing and facilitating trainings/workshops for women as actors in conflict transformation, especially for district staff
  • Supporting the partner organisation on issues like transitional justice, human rights mechanisms, and gender-based violence
  • Integrating into the partner organisations team and adjustment to the partner organisations’ working conditions, developing strategies jointly with the partner organisation to better address organizational needs, as well to establish a functional project monitoring system
  • Ensuring a proper and adequate application of funds and regular communication
    with the country coordinator, other CPS projects in Nepal and KURVE Wustrow in Germany
  • Developing ongoing conflict and security analysis related to the CPS work and close cooperation with other CPS workers in Nepal
  • Where necessary public relation and networking activities in Germany

 


Requirements:

 

  • University or similar degree in peace and conflict studies, or another relevant field
  • Relevant training in conflict transformation or similar field
  • Work experience within NGOs, preferably in international and conflict context
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the field of strengthening gender equality, women empowerment (rights-based approach) and/or international women networks or movements
  • Knowledge in one or several of the following fields: transitional justice mechanisms, dealing with the past through memory creation, (international) human rights instruments and/or women rights
  • Experience in developing and facilitating trainings, skills in research based advocacy, project management and strategy development skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Team player with intercultural competences, ability for self-reflection, high flexibility, motivation
  • Experience working in post-disaster context is an asset
  • Knowledge of the context and work experience in Nepal would be an asset
  • Professional command of English and motivation to learn Nepalese
  • German language skills would be an asset

 

Contractual Conditions:

We offer a contract according to the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens, incl. Switzerland) until December 31st, 2021 provided that the subsequent application in the CPS program is approved beyond 31.12.2020 and on the condition of granted visa. The contract including a preparation period in Germany would start presumably on February 1st,2020.

Application procedure:
For your application please use our ONLINE-application form by using the following code
Nepal_FFK_WHR until October 16th, 2019 (extented until November 22th, 2019).

 

LINK: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/news/

 

Please note:

The selection day will be held in Wustrow (Wendland, Germany) in the period 28th to 30th of October 2019.

 

Location: Ukraine Number:

For our CPS-project
Empowerment of civil society for non-violent
conflict transformation with state actors

we are looking for a

Civil Peace Worker in Kyiv/Ukraine

together with our partner organisation
Coalition Justice for Peace in Donbas

 

Field of work:

As an integrated International Peace Worker you will support a nationwide network
of nongovernmental organisations with the documentation and accounting of human
rights violations in the context of the occupation and armed conflict in Donbas. You will
be integrated into the team of the Eastern-Ukraninian Center for Civic Initiatives (EUCCI), one of the members of the Coalition Justice for Peace in Donbas.

  • Planning, implementing and monitoring the CPS project together with a local peace worker, other project participants and partners
  • Developing concepts and projects for dealing with the recent past, particularly regarding conflict-sensitive remembrance culture and public presentations of human rights violations in Donbas
  • Networking and public relations activities regarding state, civil society actors and survivors in the range of human rights violations
  • Interviewing survivors and analysing cases of human rights violations, collected in the Coalition’s database
  • Helping in creating innovative media products (for instance reports, documentaries or comics based on cases of human rights violations), organizing exhibitions, developing concepts for places of inclusive public commemoration, societal encounter and debate
  • Development and improvement of the existing database for the collection of human rights violations and the conflict-sensitive use of the large data collection for public relations
  • Supporting the partner organisation in processes of institutional strengthening in accordance with identified needs
  • Ascertaining accurate financial transactions and reporting in regular communication with the KURVE Wustrow main office
  • Close cooperation with the regional coordinator on ongoing conflict and security analysis
  • Supporting the networking and public relation activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany if applicable

 

Requirements:

  • University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, political and social sciences, regional studies, international social work or another relevant field
  • Relevant qualification in the field of civil nonviolent conflict transformation
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the field of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation as well as experience with nonviolent social movements
  • Several years of practical work experience with NGOs, in intercultural teams and/or abroad
  • Experience in handling databases (g. Memex Patriarch) or electronic archives for further developing of existing structures and interfaces would be an asset
  • Experience in handling digital and social media and websites
  • Experience in the conceptualization of places of public commemoration (“urban planning”) or memory work would be an asset
  • Knowledge of and experience in (post) war societies
  • Willingness to travel to Ukrainian controlled territories in Donbas
  • Intercultural competence and the ability to work independently as well as in a dynamic local team
  • Ability to reflect about one’s own role regarding the specific institutional context and the willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of the context and work experience in Ukraine would be an asset
  • Professional command of English and knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian
    (or the willingness to learn Ukrainian/Russian)
  • German language skills would be an asset

 

Contractual Conditions:

We offer a contract according to the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens, incl. EEA plus Switzerland) until December 31st 2023. The contract including a preparation period in Germany would commence on 01 February 1st, 2020.


Application procedure:
For your application please use our ONLINE-application form by using the following code Ukraine_FFK_JfP until November 4thth, 2019.

 

LINK: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/news/

 

Please note:
The selection day will be held in Wustrow (Wendland, Germany) on November 22nd, 2019.

 

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina Number:

For our CPS-programme

“Dealing with the past and peace education in the Western Balkans”

 

together with our partner organisation SEZAM we are looking for an

 

Civil Peace Worker in Zenica/ Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Fields of Work:

As an integrated international peace worker you will support our local partner organisation in strengthening inter-ethnic relations in the country through anchoring peace education and nonviolent communication in the formal and non-formal educational system.

 

  • Plan and implement the CPS-programme together with a local peace worker
  • Support of trainings and workshops in nonviolent communication and peace education in schools
  • Support in organising events, public relations and campaigns for peace education as well as of the compilation of publications
  • Integration into the partner organisation’s team and adjustment to the partner organisation’s working conditions
  • Support of internal processes such as programme development and organisational development (if desired)
  • ensuring a proper and adequate application of funds and reporting as well as regular communication with the CPS regional coordinator and KURVE Wustrow in Germany
  • contribution to ongoing conflict and security analyses related to the CPS work and close cooperation with other CPS-workers in the region
  • contribution to public relations and networking activities in Germany (if necessary)

 

Requirements:

  • University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the field of peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation
  • Relevant training in nonviolent conflict transformation, mediation or a similar field
  • Work experience with NGOs, preferably in international teams and/ or abroad
  • Sound knowledge in the field of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation and peace education
  • Experience in trauma and reconciliation work would be an asset
  • Relevant work experience in project management (incl. administration of funds)
  • Knowledge in planning, monitoring and evaluation of peace projects
  • Familiarity with web design, social media and public relations would be an asset
  • Willingness for work stays in remote areas
  • A respectful, interculturally sensitive attitude as well as high skills in self-reflection and a high level in flexibility and team spirit
  • Capability to work independently, reliability and willingness for flexible working hours and dynamic work environment
  • Knowledge of the context and/ or work experience in former Yugoslavia
  • Professional command of English and knowledge of Bosnian (or the willingness to learn Bosnian)

 


Contractual Conditions:

We offer a contract according to the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens, incl. EEA plus Switzerland) until December 31st 2021. The contract, including a preparation period in Germany, would start presumably on 01th of February 2020.

 

Application Procedure:

For your application please use our ONLINE-application form by using the following code BH_FFK_SEZAM until October 29th 2019.


LINK
: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/news/

Please note:

The selection day will be held in Wustrow (Wendland, Germany) on November 12th, 2019.

 

 

 

Location: Ukraine - Kramatorsk Number:

For our CPS-project

Empowerment of civil society for non-violent conflict
transformation with state actors

we are looking for a

Civil Peace Worker in Kramatorsk/Ukraine
together with our partner organisation
Foundation for Community Development, Kramatorsk

 

Field of work:

As an integrated International Peace Worker you will support a Kramatorsk-based nongovernmental organisation in setting up a project in which you jointly develop,
spread and document constructive models of nonviolent conflict transformation between
civil society actors and governmental institutions in Ukraine, with a special focus on the Donetska region. Together with colleagues and advisors from the partner organization
you will work on providing formal and informal citizen groups with opportunities
for receiving training and advice in order to be enabled to work constructively on conflicts and to get engaged in constructively addressing citizens’ needs.

  • Planning, implementing and monitoring the CPS project together with a local peace worker in Kramatorsk
  • Developing concepts and projects for nonviolent activism and nonviolent conflict transformation, particularly regarding state-citizen relations as well as facilitating critical awareness for the positive effects of nonviolent conflict transformation in comparison to the intention to settle conflicts with violent means
  • Supporting and assisting initiatives of the Foundation for Community Development (amongst others: project management activities, communication, supporting the design of trainings and seminars when required)
  • Promotion of success stories of nonviolent activities in Ukraine
  • Public relations and networking in the range of nonviolent activism regarding state and civil society actors
  • Supporting the production of media products describing the outcomes of the joint cooperation
  • Supporting the partner organisation in processes of organizational development and capacity building in accordance with identified needs

 

  • Ascertaining accurate financial transactions and reporting in regular communication with the KURVE Wustrow main office
  • Close cooperation with the country coordinator on ongoing conflict and security analysis
  • Supporting the networking and public relation activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany if applicable

 

Requirements:

 

  • Relevant university or similar degree (e.g. in peace and conflict studies, political science, Slavonic or regional studies, social sciences, educational sciences) – ideally with a focus on Eastern Europe
  • Relevant qualification in the field of civil nonviolent conflict transformation
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the field of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation as well as experience with nonviolent social movements
  • Several years of practical work experience with NGOs, in intercultural teams and/or abroad
  • Experience in project management activities
  • Willingness to regularly travel to Ukrainian controlled territories in Donbas (Donetska and Luhansk region)
  • Intercultural competence and the ability to work independently as well as in a dynamic local team in Kramatorsk and surrounding towns of Donetska region
  • Ability to reflect one’s own role regarding the specific context and the willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian civil society environment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the context and work experience in Ukraine would be an asset
  • Professional command of English and sound knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian
    (or the willingness to learn Ukrainian/Russian)
  • German language skills would be an asset

 

Contractual Conditions:

We offer a contract according to the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens, incl. EEA plus Switzerland) until December 31st, 2023. The contract including a preparation period in Germany would commence on February 1st, 2020.

 

Application procedure:
For your application please use our ONLINE-application form by using the following code Ukraine_FFK_FCD until November 4thth, 2019.

 

LINK: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/news/

 

 

Please note:

The selection day will be held in Wustrow (Wendland, Germany) on November 20th, 2019.