Civil Peace Service (CPS) Advisor (m/f/d) for Peace Education in Timor-Leste (Duty Station Cambodia)

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Job description

The CPS is a global program working on the prevention of violence and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. The CPS regional program SAUP supports three universities in the Philippines, Timor Leste and Cambodia developing curricula for peace and conflict studies. The aim of the program is to provide university partners with technical and human resource support in building their capacities in curriculum design and contextualisation by integrating best practices from local/traditional practices in non-violent conflict transformation. The CPS position links the work of advisory and technical support to personnel at Centro Nacional Chega (CNC) and Universidade da Paz (UNPAZ) in curriculum development in aspects of transitional justice, human rights and conflict transformation. The CPS Advisor is placed in the SAUP Hub in Phnom Penh and supports remotely with regular business trips to Timor-Leste.

Your tasks

As part of your service as a development worker, you will take on the following tasks:

  • Strengthening capacities of UNPAZ faculty members in curriculum development in the field of peace and conflict studies, including teaching didactics, student centered learning and research methodology 
  • Strengthening the capacities of CNC staff in the field of intergenerational dialogue with university students 
  • Coordinate the integration of curriculum developed by CNC into the bachelor and master’s programs of UNPAZ 
  • Supporting UNPAZ and CNC in strengthening strategic partnerships and networking locally, regionally and internationally 
  • Identifying and contextualizing the best practices and lessons learned of traditional peace practices in Timor-Leste for dissemination in the regional and international network 

Your profile

  • Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies, Education, Human Rights, International Relations or Development, or any other relevant field 
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in curricula development for formal education as well as in conflict transformation, peacebuilding with a focus on Transitional Justice 
  • Proven experience in providing trainings and workshops on teaching methodology and didactics, research methods, and other relevant fields to higher education 
  • Experience working with academic structures, institutions and actors through teaching, research and/or cooperation 
  • Experience in practical peace work in post-conflict/conflict setting, preferably in Southeast Asia as well as experience in international project management 
  • High level of communication and facilitation skills, experience in online formats
  • Creativity and the ability to adapt to a very dynamic working environment with a high level of resiliency, patience with the ability in self-organization, structured and strategic thinking as well as regional knowledge and high intercultural competence, respect, empathy and experience in working in a resource limited/dormant environment 
  • Business fluent in English and strong interest to learn Tetum; knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia or Portuguese an advantage 

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Cambodia.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. Please note that the general and personal living conditions in the country of assignment may meet with different legal and social acceptance. We gladly support you with our many years of experience.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at

A full relocation to Dili, Timor-Leste is planned towards the end of 2024 to continue the work locally.


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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

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The actual departure date depends on the visa and entry regulations of the country of assignment.

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About us

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

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, social background, 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.


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