Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Capacity Development of Peace Structures, Peace Education


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 programme for violence prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. In Kenya, the CPS contributes to the transformation of violent conflicts in the context of social inequalities. The programme supports civil society and governmental partner organisations that are committed to strengthening civil conflict transformation through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, the establishment of dialogue structures and psychosocial support services. Further, since 2014, CPS also runs the special initiative “Preventing Displacements – Reintegrating IDPs”. It focuses on reconciliation between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as Refugees and host communities, strengthening cooperation between IDPs/refugees, host communities and government, as well as advocacy and legal awareness raising.

Your tasks

  • Tailor-made trainings on peacebuilding for peace committees and other target groups on conflict transformation, mediation, gender, dialogue, mental health and psychosocial support etc.
  • Participate and follow up on peacebuilding activities being implemented in collaboration with partner organisations
  • Conduct regular regional peace and conflict analysis
  • Development of training materials and – if need be – web-based training formats
  • Advise GIZ-CPS team and selected partner organisations on peacebuilding and capacity development strategies

Your profile

  • University degree and/ or work experience in peace education, capacity development, especially on community related peace structures, or equivalent qualification
  • Significant experience working in difficult field environments, including conflict and post-conflict countries
  • International working experience in development-peace building projects
  • Experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Do No Harm Approach and conflict sensitivity
  • Excellent knowledge on interactive adult training methods
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in Early Warning and Early Response Mechanisms/Systems
  • High level of tolerance and adaptabilit and inter-cultural sensitivity
  • Fluency in English, willingness to learn Swahili is of advantage 

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 Kenya.

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The working environment is subject to special restrictions on the freedom of movement. 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.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at


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.

The willingness for frequent business trips is required. 

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Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment – in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

About us

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

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, social background, 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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