Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Knowledge Management and Organisational Development

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Last update: Today Last update: Oct 4, 2022


Deadline: Oct 9, 2022
Location: Africa Africa
Sectors: Administration Administration
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 3 years
Date posted: Sep 23, 2022
Expected starting date: Jan 1, 2023


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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 program for violence prevention and conflict transformation. In Kenya, the CPS contributes to the transformation of violent conflicts in the context of social inequalities. The partner organization Haki Yetu Organization (Haki) is committed to responding to the rights of the poor in rural and urban areas on the Kenyan coast. The issues of violence prevention and non-violent conflict management with young people are at the center of the CPS cooperation with Haki Yetu. In addition, Haki also addresses issues of governance, land, housing, access to justice, political transformation and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. Haki Yetu now seeks the support of a technical advisor who will assist in providing a smooth transition from the current leadership in the organization and put in place a leadership that will be capable, accountable, popular, and dynamic. The new leadership with the support of the advisor will provide strong oversight and management structures and guarantee secure funding and safety nets in the eventuality of the organisation meeting unforeseen challenges.

Your tasks
  • Advise on organizational development with a specific focus on transition in leadership
  • Initiate a human capacity needs assessment of the organization in consultation with the board and the management in order to identify current and future gaps in staffing
  • Advise and guide on acquiring core partners who will provide secure funding for the organization for the duration of the 2023-27 Strategic Plan
  • Provide a robust and credible financial oversight policy that will ensure accountability, honesty and value for money
  • Sustain the core values of the organization
  • Support day to day work of the project office, conception, planning and implementation of current and future projects, centered around youth violence, killing of elders and “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support”, between Haki and CPS and any other partner and remain as the focal point for communication between CPS and Haki
  • Support Haki in knowledge management and advising on the collection of institutional knowledge, (prevent of institutional memory loss, creation, and communication of success stories, learning materials, maintenance of the new website)
  • Strengthening the system of planning, monitoring and evaluation, the integration of the Do-No-Harm approach, gender mainstreaming and human rights
  • Knowledge exchange and cooperation with colleagues within the CPS in Kenya, the CPS consortium and GIZ working groups

Your profile
  • Academic degree in strategic management, organizational psychology, social or political science, peace and conflict research or comparable qualifications
  • Several years of work experience in the non-profit sector, ideally with some experience in a mid or higher-level management position in the areas of youth work, violence prevention, MHPSS and Human Rights
  • Proven experience in facilitating organizational change, ideally transitions in the management of an organization
  • Good knowledge of communication technology, especially WordPress or similar content management systems and a basic understanding of cloud storage and the protection and management of sensitive data
  • Good understanding of project design/management and strategic planning
  • Understanding of conflict dynamics as well as complex political and social processes in an emerging country like Kenya, ideally previous experience in the African context
  • Working experience in participatory and needs-oriented planning and implementation of projects for peacebuilding and conflict transformation
  • High communication skills, creativity, partnership and process-oriented work as well as resilience and frustration tolerance
  • Fluent English skills and willingness to learn Kiswahili

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.