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Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum


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Job description

The Civil Peace Service (CPS) programme "Justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal" located in Cambodia, aims to strengthen fact-based forms of remembering the Khmer Rouge past, and to foster national reconciliation. The former torture and extermination site S-21 was turned into Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (TSGM) in 1979. In the last 10 years it became the most visited site in Phnom Penh. The museum as part of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has been supported by GIZ Civil Peace Service since 2015. Please see Together with national and international partners TSGM realises diverse projects in the fields of preservation, research, archive, education, exhibition and publication. Currently TSGM is preparing a nomination to be a registered UNESCO World Heritage. Besides all the development in recent years, the permanent exhibition has not changed in large parts since 1989. It is planned to start a professionally accompanied process of revision and reconceptualising of the current exhibition in the coming years.

Your tasks

  • Support TSGM core staff (from the research-, archive-, education-, exhibition-teams) to update the permanent exhibition
  • Support temporary exhibition projects (at TSGM and with international cooperation partners)
  • Support the archive team with a focus on education
  • Support educational concepts, tools and practices at TSGM
  • Support organisational development of TSGM
  • Support international exchange
  • Strengthening synergises and cooperation among other CPS partner organisations and team members (e.g. networking and exchanges, joint implementation of activities)

Your profile

  • University degree in (Exhibition)-Design, (Archive)-Education, History, Political Science, or equivalent training in Peace Education practices
  • Several years of work experience in the field of exhibition design of historical content, education and/or archive pedagogy
  • Work experience at or with Memorial Sites/Museums in the field of exhibition development and/or education is an asset
  • In depth knowledge about the Khmer Rouge regime and in particular S-21 is an advantage
  • Experience of working in a (post-)conflict environment and experience with Cambodia’s past and present societal and political context is an asset
  • Ability to adapt to a working environment with staff trained on their jobs, a high level of resiliency, patience and self-organisation is requested
  • Expertise in project cycle development and implementation
  • Demonstrated skills in networking as well as working with diverse actors and stakeholders
  • Business fluent in German or English; Willingness to learn Khmer

Location information

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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.

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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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