Advisor to Peacebuilding

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The objective of the projects ‘Recovery and Rehabilitation Mosul’ (RRM) and ‘Stabilizing Livelihoods in Nineveh’ (SLN) is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in selected communities in Nineveh, specifically in the districts of al-Hamdaniya, Mosul, Sinjar, Tel Afar, Tel Kaif. The projects focus on achieving structural impacts at the household and sub- national levels by strengthening public social services, access to income and peacebuilding measures. The projects further aim at creating synergies between so called hard components e.g. construction and soft components including programming in civil conflict transformation and promoting peaceful coexistence. Thus, the projects comprise the following four fields of action 1) rehabilitation of basic public social infrastructure, 2) livelihood activities 3) approaches to peacebuilding and 4) prospects for youth. 
The action field ‘approaches to peacebuilding’ will significantly contribute to civil conflict transformation, promoting peaceful coexistence, and strengthening social cohesion beyond the project region. It aims at an overall promotion of context-sensitive approaches in all fields of action, aligned with the requirements for peace and security. For this purpose, operations in all fields of action require a do no-harm check and a continuous review of the conflict-sensitive implementation of activities. Furthermore, short- and mid-term peacebuilding measures will systematically include experiences with the latter into the conceptual development of long-term peacebuilding approaches. 
Overall Purpose of Post 
As an Advisor for the action field ‘approaches to peacebuilding’ you will support in facilitating the conflict sensitive implementation of the program focusing on conceptual development, process management and monitoring. The position also provides close support and advice to other GIZ projects as well as partners of GIZ such as political stakeholders, civil servants, implementation partners, civil society and other central actors. Frequent visits to Mosul and other districts in Nineveh are necessary. 
Tasks and Responsibilities 
General Responsibilities 

Within the above described action field 3 the project coordinator supports the project manager in: 
  • Responsible for designing and organizing stakeholder meetings (SHMs) for the SLN and RRM programs’ approaches to peacebuilding component. 
  • Coordination and organization for effective implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project as well as reporting of project activities. 
  • Advising the implementing partners on the design, incorporation and application of conflict sensitive approaches as well as cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender) in their activities. 
  • Supporting in the regular assessment of the strategic implementation of actions, identifying areas of emphasis to guide project improvements, future activities and further strategic development of the project. 
  • Supporting continuous updating of the conflict and context analysis with the involvement of well-connected local and national implementation partners (NGOs, etc.). 
  • Close coordination and cooperation with the relevant (inter-)national organizations and other stakeholders including identification of further interfaces and synergies. 
  • Monitoring the progress on agreed results framework and performance indicators and taking action and/ or provide timely assessment, i.e. communicating on progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and other key project metrics. 
  • Following up on the systematic conflict monitoring and stakeholder mapping, guaranteeing a dynamic conflict analysis and adequate response mechanisms. 
  • Preparation of material proactively and on request. 
  • Ensuring knowledge management and capitalization of information, which includes records and filing. 
Required qualifications, competences and experience 
General Qualifications 
  • Degree in peace and conflict studies, social science, political science, law or related field of study. 
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in a field relevant to the position, preferably in an INGO or International Development Organization. 
  • Very good command of ICT technologies 
  • Strong coordination and organization skills with attention to details and deadlines regarding effective implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project as well as reporting of project activities in a context and conflict sensitive manner. 
  • Good communication and networking skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kurdish. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset. 
Specific Qualifications 
  • First experiences in supporting and monitoring peacebuilding or development programs in Iraq or a similar context. 
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams. 
  • A proven experience in the field of conflict transformation (in the MENA region) and with implementation of context and conflict sensitive approaches and conflict sensitive monitoring. 
  • Previous working experience with conflict stakeholders, CSO/NGO and in taking responsibility for contract management and partner relations; 


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