International Peace Worker (m/f/d) in Palestine/Israel (Project coordination and implementation)
KURVE Wustrow is looking, together with the partner organization Zochrot, for an International Peace Worker (m/f/d) in Palestine/Israel (Project coordination and implementation) for the CPS-programme “Strengthening nonviolent initiatives and human rights”.
The Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action – KURVE Wustrow was founded in 1980 with the aim of turning concerns about violent conflict, environmental degradation and social injustice into conscious nonviolent action.
KURVE Wustrow conducts trainings, workshops and events in the field of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation at home and abroad. We send International Peace Workers as part of the “Civil Peace Service” (CPS) to selected crisis regions. For this purpose, KURVE Wustrow is closely cooperating with partner organisations in the Balkans, Ukraine, Sudan, the Middle East, and in South and Southeast Asia. Further focal points of our work include our commitment to climate and resource protection and against nuclear energy.
Fields of activity:
The InternationalPeace Worker will be integrated into Zochrot’s work, especially within the project team coordinating and implementing Zochrot’s CPS project “From iNakba to iReturn”. The project uses an app using geo-data to provide knowledge about historic Palestinian sites in Palestine and Israel. It furthermore aims at sensitizing the Israeli population about the past and present human rights violations around these sites and advocates for a right of return of the Palestinian population. The Peace Worker shall be based in reasonable distance to Zochrot’s office in Jaffa, possibly in the Tel Aviv region.
- Planning and implementation of the CPS-project within the team and with our local partners, integration into the team of our partners
- Project management: planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities within the project team
- Coordinating and monitoring the setup, design and usage of a geo-data app, incl. communication with app designers and other contractors
- Content management of the app
- Organisation and implementation of trainings and networking
- Organizational and logistical support in tours to historic sites
- Support in planning and implementation of advocacy and lobbying activities
- proper finance management and reporting within the project team
- Contribution to the CPS country coordinator’s continuous conflict and security analyses, cooperation with the civil peace workers on site
- Participation in KURVE Wustrow’s overall CPS team, including 2 team meetings/month in Al-Walajah, oPt
- Contribution to comprehensive cross-organisational processes of CPS organisations
- Contribution to networking, public relations and information activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany, as necessary and needs based, mainly with Zochrot
- University or a similar degree in peace and conflict studies, international relations, or another relevant field
- Relevant advanced training in civil, nonviolent conflict transformation (e.g. training as civil peace worker, mediator or coach for conflict transformation)
- Thorough work experience in international NGO, in preference in intercultural teams and/or abroad
- Thorough experience in the area of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation and human rights and experience in or acquaintance with nonviolent social movements
- Strong cultural sensitivity, professional handling of sensitive issues and discourses and ability to self-reflect as well as reflection of global power inequities; team-orientes, high degree of flexibility
- Very good knowledge of English
- Good knowledge of Hebrew, knowledge of Arabic an asset
- Readiness for official travels, possibly in security sensitive circumstances
- Experience in participatory planning and implementation of projects incl. PM&E, experience in project accountancy are an asset
- Contextual knowledge and/or work experience in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories are an asset
We particularly invite people to apply who are structurally discriminated on different levels.
A contract in accordance with the German law for development aid workers (only for EU-citizens) or a contract in alignment with the German law for development aid workers for citizens from other countries until 31 December, 2024 (under the condition that the project will be prolonged by the BMZ after the end of 2023), including a preparation period in Germany expected to commence on 16th April 2022.
The conditions of the German law for development aid workers precludes the application and deployment of citizens of the deployment country.
For your application (in English) please use the ONLINE-application form by using the following code Israel_FFK_Zochrot until January 14st, 2022.
The job interviews will take place in Wustrow (Wendland, Lower Saxony, Germany) or virtually between January 24 and February 4, 2022.