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Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) at the National University of Battambang


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.

Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a global programme working on the prevention of violence and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. The CPS regional programme Southeast Asian University Partnership for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (SAUP) cooperates with three universities in Philippines, Timor Leste and Cambodia developing curricula for peace and conflict studies. Partners are supported in building their capacity in curriculum design and contextualisation by integrating best practices from local/traditional practices in non-violent conflict transformation. CPS SAUP also cooperates with the Center of Conflict Research of Philipps University in Marburg. The CPS programme coordination is  located in Phnom Penh/Cambodia.

Your tasks

  • Advisory and process orientation of personnel of the Faculty of Sociology and Community Development in the development of context appropriate courses (modules)
  • Trainings on peace tools, methods and concepts for integration into teaching methodology
  • Supporting a team on the development of curriculum in peace and conflict studies
  • Strengthening capacities in research methodology and integrating aspects dealing with the past through use of archives for research
  • Supporting the integration of student-centered learning in the faculty through creative approaches
  • Supporting the National University of Battambang in the establishment of a network with civil society and in cooperation with other university partners of SAUP (Strengthen strategic partnerships and network locally, regionally and internationally)
  • Support in team processes

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Social or Educational Science or any other relevant field
  • Specialist knowledge in theroy and practice of conflict transformation
  • International experience in project management preferably in Southeast Asia 
  • Experience working in education (adult or higher education) through teaching, research and/or cooperation. Practice in Curriculum development as an acid
  • High level of communication competence and facilitation skills. Empathy, respect, openess, pacience. Structural and strategic thinking
  • Intercultural sensitivity, prepared to work in international teams 
  • Openess and ability to adapt to a very dynamic working environment with a high level of resiliency 
  • Business fluent in English and strong willingness to learn Khmer

Location information

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.

Battambang: International schools available for primary level only- Local clinics with international standards available, hospitals with international standards available in Siem Reap or Bangkok, Thailand 

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. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

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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.

Driving licence is required.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

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About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

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, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

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