Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) on Peace Education

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For our operations in Dnipro/Ukraine, we are looking for an

Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) on Peace Education

Field of activity

GIZ Civil Peace Service (CPS) country programme Ukraine „Peace education measures to support the overcoming of social polarities in Eastern Ukraine“ is focusing on building a positive approach to diversity and non-violent conflict transformation with the scope of reducing social polarisation in Eastern Ukraine. CPS supports partners in the promotion of peace education approaches, both on the systemic level and on the level of personal capacity building for educators, as well as in dialogue-based conflict transformation measures in communities. CPS Ukraine cooperates both with civil society organisations and state institutions. The Peace Education component of CPS Ukraine is currently working with six partner organisations on various topics of peace education on the national and regional level, supporting the national school reform “New Ukrainian School” which aims at transforming Ukrainian schools into an empowering and peaceful environment.

Your tasks

  • Analysing and monitoring the needs of educators (teachers, social workers, school psychologists) in the CPS target regions to develop their skills and gain practice in the application of peace education approaches
  • Developing and implementing tailored trainings, supervisions, and other learning formats for educators, in cooperation with the partner organisations and other local partners
  • Supporting partner organisations in their educational work, for example by co-designing events, conducting trainings, curricula and educational material, counselling on peace education topics
  • Networking with regional or national public institutions, local non-governmental-organisations and international experts
  • Contributing to the CPS Ukraine programme’s internal learning and strategy building

Your profile

  • Academic degree in pedagogics/teaching, psychology, peace, and conflict studies or in similar areas
  • Relevant professional experience in competence-based adult education; proficiency in conflict transformation and peacebuilding is an asset
  • Sound expertise in CPS programme relevant peace education topics and approaches, for example: antidiscrimination, diversity, history education, non-violent communication, restorative practices, social-emotional-learning
  • Relevant expertise in developing of curricula for teachers/adult education, adapting methods and revision of schoolbooks and learning material
  • Excellent general and intercultural communication skills, experience in facilitating communication and constructive cooperation between schools, parents, teachers and students is an asset
  • Experienced in teamwork, ability to quickly adapt and find creative approaches, solution and resource oriented
  • Fluency in Russian and English or German

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 01/02/2022.

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