Advisor networks and cooperations (m/f/d)

forumZFD is looking for an Advisor networks and cooperations (m/f/d) in Cologne, Germany.

75 %, initially limited to two years

Become part of our twelve-person team at the Academy for Conflict Transformation within forumZFD! As advisor networks and cooperations you are responsible for increasing the visibility of the Academy for Conflict transformation, establishing new cooperations and conceptualizing new trainings. You will work closely together with the other educational advisors in the academy, with our (international) programmes team and with our fundraising experts. So you will play a key role in the further development of the Academy’s portfolio. You report directly to the Head of qualification and domestic programme.

The place of work is the head office of forumZFD in Cologne-Ehrenfeld.

Your start of assignment

As soon as possible

What we offer

  • Flexible working time without core working hours
  • Remote work, in agreement with the team up to a maximum of 80% of the monthly working time
  • Six weeks annual vacation
  • Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Carnival Monday are extra holidays
  • A temporary position (2 years) with an option to extend.
  • Salary is based on our organisation’s salary agreement. The advertised position is assigned to salary group 4b (manager). In all groups, the salary increases with the length of service. Further information can be found at
  • Regular face-to-face meetings and informal team events such as cooking together
  • Fresh fruit for employees and guests
  • Opportunities for further training, e.g. at the Academy for Conflict Transformation at forumZFD
  • Ethical-socially oriented pension scheme including employer contributions

You can expect varied and responsible tasks in a dynamic, constantly evolving organisation in Ehrenfeld, a vibrant neighbourhood in Cologne. Here you will contribute your ideas and skills to the team-oriented and cooperative working environment of an internationally active peace organization.

You will be part of a competent team of committed colleagues and a workplace in a (family-) friendly atmosphere with high professional and methodical standards – committed to peace.

Your new role

  • Establishing and maintaining relevant networks and cooperations for the Academy of Conflict Transformation
  • Representing the Academy in national and international events to ensure our presence in the most relevant peacebuilding discourse settings
  • Tracking and further processing of relevant international discourses on peace work and conflict transformation
  • Conceptualization of new trainings, including consultation with cooperation partners and contribution the preparation of offers and proposals
  • Further development of the cooperation with (international) programmes of forumZFD (working groups, bilateral contacts, feedback loops on current peacebuilding topics)
  • Active participation in the further development of the Academy's portfolio
  • Collaboration on further processes in the qualification team as well as cross-team processes

What we are looking for

  • University degree in social sciences or another field close to peace and conflict studies
  • Work experience and profound knowledge in theory and practice of peace work and conflict transformation
  • Proven competencies in adult education and didactics
  • Confidence in dealing with a variety of stakeholders from different backgrounds, consulting skills and ability to establish new cooperation networks
  • Distinct ability to work conceptually and to write applications, offers and reports
  • High level of organizational skills and ability to work in a team, taking the initiative where needed
  • Experience abroad / proven intercultural skills
  • Confidence in using online tools – ideally experience in virtual facilitation/moderation or willingness to learn
  • Language skills: Fluent in English and German
  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Germany

Your way to us

Please send us your application documents including your earliest possible starting date by 5 May 2024 exclusively via the forumZFD website with a maximum of three files.

The interviews are expected to take place on in calendar week 21 in Cologne.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Julia Burmann (

Who we are

forumZFD supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence.

forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany and twelve other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD actively advocates a civil peace policy.

forumZFD is recognised by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) Consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.

More information about the forumZFD and our work can be found at These and other job postings can be found under The forumZFD consists of a diverse team. Therefore, we welcome applications from all interested persons, regardless of their origin, religious affiliation, sexual identity or disability. We ask you to refrain from sending an application picture, as we want to promote a world that allows for more equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!