Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/w/d) for Transitional Justice in Cambodia

JOB-ID: J000072334

App. w. professional exp. - Temporary

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a global program working on the prevention of violence and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. The CPS regional program SAUP supports three universities in Philippines, Timor-Leste and Cambodia developing curricula for peace and conflict studies. The aim of the program is to provide university partners with technical and human resource support in building their capacity in curriculum design and contextualisation by integrating best practices from local/traditional practices in non-violent conflict transformation. CPS SAUP is cooperating with ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) which today is tasked with keeping alive the memory of the crimes committed during Khmer Rouge period and integrate the legacy of ECCC into national educational systems.

Your tasks
  • Support in the promotion of the dissemination of information about the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in the field of higher education
  • Assist in the development and adoption of higher education curriculum on transitional justice for undergraduate and graduate programs in social sciences
  • Support in the development and implementation of practical education tools and methods for teachers, learners, and researchers in the aforementioned fields
  • Coordinate exchange study visits, internships, and other learning opportunities for students in peace and conflict studies, faculty researchers, and lecturers who carry out teaching
  • Active team member of SAUP and CPS by supporting the project implementation and development including tasks in monitoring and networking
Your profile
  • Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology, Education, Political Science or any other relevant field
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in curriculum development for formal education in the field of social sciences
  • Knowledge about conflict transformation with a focus on transitional justice
  • Experience working with/in academic structures/institutions or actors through teaching, research/or cooperation
  • Peace work in post-conflict/conflict setting, preferably in Southeast Asia as well as experience in project management
  • Flexible, adaptable, cooperative, creative with a positive working attitude. Ability to deal with a challenging working enviroment
  • Business fluent in English 
Additional information

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place. 

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Cambodia.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. 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.

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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.

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