Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for “Dialogue work through Theater and Art”

JOB-ID: J000057151

App. w. professional exp. - Temporary

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a program for preventing violence and promoting peace in crisis and conflict regions. In Lebanon, CPS promotes the social integration of Syrians as part of the special initiative on migration “Prevention of violence through the reduction of stereotypes and prejudices by dialogue and media”. This program is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by GIZ. The sought-after peace expert will provide support in the development of innovative dialogue projects to combat stereotypes towards refugees within the Lebanese society. To this end, the specialist advises the organizations Zoukak and Seenaryo in Beirut to jointly develop dialogue platforms in order to create artistic and theatrical possibilities of expression for refugees and members of the host communities.

Your tasks
  • Support of civil society organizations in the development of long-term dialogue projects in order to reduce mutual prejudices to adequately communicate the needs of refugees and host communities
  • Advise partner organizations on the development of target group-specific artistic formats and methods to give refugees a voice
  • Identify training needs and entry points for advanced trainings in the field of theatre education and art work to work with refugees on conflict transformation
  • Use existing contacts of the CPS program to interlink theatre groups and projects in a meaningful way and to perform on existing stages in Lebanon
  • Design and support further training of trainers measures for those already working with theatre methods
Your profile
  • University degree in theatre pedagogy, social sciences, cultural studies, peace and conflict studies or in another subject area relevant for the position
  • Work experience in dialogue work with refugees and host communities
  • Knowledge in project management for theatre and art projects
  • Expertise in using theatre methods and artistic formats with marginalized populations; Work experience in the CPS is an asset
  • High level of cultural sensitivity in a multiconfessional and partner-networking environment, strong interpersonal communication skills and independent, responsible work style
  • Knowledge of conflict-sensitive project work in an international context, understanding of conflict dynamics and complex political and social processes in crisis regions as well as knowledge of the situation in Syria and Lebanon
  • Resilience, ability to work under pressure, high frustration tolerance and constructive handling of conflicts
  • Fluent English skills; Arabic skills are an asset
Additional information

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

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