Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Conflict Transformation in the Context of Resource Conflicts in Northeast Mindanao – Philippines

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For our operations in Surigao City/Philippines, we are looking for a

Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Conflict Transformation in the Context of Resource Conflicts in Northeast Mindanao

Mission period: 01/09/2022 – 31/10/2024


Fields of activity

The CPS Philippines program helps transform violent conflict and promote peace in Mindanao. National and international peace advisers cooperate with Filipino partners at different levels such as community representatives, local organizations, civil society networks and state institutions. In the Caraga region of Mindanao, the project works in the context of resource conflicts that focus on land access, control and use and intersect with powerful political dynasties, corruption and governance structures. weak governance. Asymmetric land disputes also interact with the historical, ideological and military conflict between the government and communist armed groups, which puts local communities in the crossfire. The CPS will be based in the city of Surigao, where he/she supports local government institutions and accompanies and supports the creation of functional people’s organizations capable of resolving ongoing conflict dynamics in a non-violent manner.


Your tasks

  • Advise and support indigenous peoples to transform resource conflicts and promote more inclusive decision-making processes in cooperation with relevant stakeholders (e.g. government agencies and the private sector)
  • Support local peace initiatives and dialogue platforms to create non-violent mechanisms to resolve armed conflicts
  • Strengthen close cooperation and coordination with the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples in Surigao del Norte to strengthen collaboration and create more conflict-sensitive interventions
  • Strategic planning and assessment of future areas of intervention, as well as the identification of new partners, particularly in view of the new cycle of projects to come 2024-20275.
  • Organization and implementation of activities, such as workshops, trainings and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) measures
  • Development of project proposals and management of project funds
  • Writing of reports and publications
  • Contribute to the overall program of GIZ-CPS Philippines i.e. develop knowledge materials, organize team activities, assume responsibilities as focal point (i.e. digitization, gender, communication, knowledge management, etc.)


Your profile

  • Master’s degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, conflict transformation and peacebuilding or related subjects
  • Knowledge and practical skills in the concepts and instruments of non-violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • Relevant knowledge and work experience in non-violent conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and/or human rights advocacy, particularly the rights of indigenous peoples
  • Skills in participatory project management with a gender perspective: project design, proposal development, project implementation, PM&E, “Do No Harm”;
  • Skills in workshop design and moderation techniques
  • Very good communication skills
  • Distinct abilities for self-organization and independent work
  • Commitment to GIZ CPS core values ​​such as mutual respect, non-violent communication, process orientation and approaches
  • Fluency in English and willingness to learn the local language

How to register

If we have retained your interest, we are waiting for your application until 08/21/2022.

For more information:

You can find the full job advertisement and further detailed information about our job market on the GIZ job and career pages at, Job-IDV000051154.

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