KURVE Wustrow
9 October 2022

International Peace Worker (m/f/d) in Palestine

The Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action – KURVE Wustrow is looking for an International Peace Worker (m/f/d) in Palestine/Israel for the CPS-programme “Strengthening nonviolent initiatives and human rights”.

The Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent ActionKURVE 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 young volunteers as part of the “weltwärts”-programme as well as International Peace Workers as part of the “Civil Peace Service” (CPS) to selected conflict contexts. For this purpose, KURVE Wustrow is closely cooperating with partner organisations in the Balkans, in the Middle East, in Sudan, in Ukraine 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 works part-time within our partner organisation Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF) and part-time supports nonviolent initiatives, predominantly in the occupied West Bank. KURVE Wustrow’s cooperation office is situated in Al-Walaja.

Key content:

Advocacy work on human rights; Consultation, support and administrative backstopping of nonviolent initiatives in the West Bank and Israel, particularly in the fields of advocacy, organisational development, networking and documentation; partner-orientation and communication.

Fields of activity:

  • Planning and implementation of advocacy campaigns
  • Submission of information and reports to relevant governmental or international bodies
  • Regular communication with advocacy partners / targets
  • Planning and implementation of delegation visits
  • Planning and implementation of international advocacy tours
  • Support in program or organisational development and strategic planning
  • Project management: planning, implementation, monitoring, coordination of project activities– together with our partners
  • Identification of our partners requirements in capacity enhancing and process backstopping
  • Organisation and implementation of trainings and networking events as well as moderation of internal processes within groups
  • Supporting the development of media products
  • Ensuring proper finance management and reporting as well as continuous communication with the CPS country coordinator and the KURVE Wustrow main office
  • Contribution to and support of activities regarding the cross-sector topics gender and human rights
  • Contribution to the CPS country coordinator’s continuous conflict and security analyses, close cooperation with the Civil Peace Workers on site
  • Contribution to comprehensive cross-organisational processes of CPS organisations
  • Contribution to networking, public relations and information activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany, as necessar


  • Relevant university or college degree (e.g. (international) law, social sciences, political sciences, peace and conflict studies)
  • Work experience or training in advocacy work
  • Work experience or training in media work are an advantage
  • Advanced training and experience in civil, nonviolent conflict transformation (e.g. training as civil peace worker or coach for conflict transformation)
  • Practical experience in community organising are an advantage
  • Experience in or acquaintance with nonviolent social movements
  • Strong cultural sensitivity, professional handling of sensitive issues and discourses
  • Contextual knowledge or work experience in the Occupied Palestinian Territories or Israel are an asset
  • Experience in participatory planning and implementation of projects incl. PM&E
  • Experience in project accountancy
  • Respectful, intercultural, sensitive attitude and ability to self-reflect; high degree of flexibility, good team-player
  • Very good knowledge of English; knowledge of Hebrew is of great advantage, knowledge of Arabic an asset
  • Readiness for official travels, possibly under difficult circumstances

Contractual conditions:

KURVE Wustrow offers 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 2025 (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 1 February 2023.

The conditions of the German law for development aid workers precludes the application and deployment of citizens of the country of assignment.

Application procedure:
For your application (in English) please use the ONLINE-application form by using the following code PalestineIsrael_IPW until 9 October 2022.

Please note:

The job interviews will take place on 7 November 2022, either in Wustrow (Wendland, Lower Saxony, Germany) OR online.

KURVE Wustrow
9 October 2022