International Peace Worker in Gjilan, Kosovo

Job Vacancy at KURVE Wustrow. Application Deadline: 3 November 2020

KURVE Wustrow, together with the partner organisation Action for Nonviolence and Peacebuilding (ANP), is searching for an International Peace Worker in Gjilan, Kosovo for their CPS-program „Dealing with the Past and Peace Education in the Western Balkans".

Action for Nonviolence and Peacebuilding (ANP) is a civil society organisation working mainly from Gjilan/Gjilane and Prishtina, with the vision and ambition to contribute to sustainable peace in Kosovo and in the region. ANP as peace grass-roots organisation has implemented various projects in the fields of peacebuilding, peace education, dealing with the past and public policies. By promoting tolerance, peace and reconciliation through non-formal peace education and peacebuilding programs, ANP is focusing on the development of a culture of nonviolence and respecting and accepting the differences between diverse communities, aiming to make them change makers for peace and progress in the future.

Field of work:

As an integrated International Peace Worker you will support ANP in fostering the reconciliation process amongst those affected by the war, as well as supporting a public dialogue about dealing with the past by means of publications, exhibitions, etc.

  • Planning, implementation, monitoring of and reporting on the CPS project together with the Local Peace Workers
  • Supporting the ANP-team in preparing and implementing trainings/workshops on civil, nonviolent conflict transformation and dealing with the past.
  • Supporting ANP in organising events and presentations, public relations and advocacy activities
  • Integrating into the partner organisation’s team and, if required, contributing to processes regarding program and organisational development, while adjusting to the partner organisation’s working conditions.
  • Budget planning and monitoring, ensuring a proper and adequate application of funds, regular communication with the CPS regional coordinator and KURVE Wustrow in Germany
  • Developing ongoing conflict and security analysis related to the CPS work in cooperation with the regional coordinator and willingness to cooperation with other CPS workers in the Western Balkans
  • Where necessary, contributing to public relation and networking activities of KURVE Wustrow in Germany

Requirements

  • University or similar degree in peace and conflict studies, political science, international relations, pedagogy or another relevant field
  • Advanced training in the field of peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation (e.g. as a trainer for conflict transformation or mediator); experience in the field of reconciliation and dealing with the past is a strong asset
  • Work experience within NGOs, preferably in international context or intercultural teams
  • Sound knowledge in the field of civil, nonviolent conflict transformation, as well as experience with social movements
  • Relevant working experience in project management (incl. administration of funds)
  • Knowledge on project planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in Content-Management-Systems (CMS), Social Media and public relations
  • Willingness to frequent work-related travels
  • Very good team player with intercultural competences and communication skills, analytical and strategic thinking, ability for self-reflection, sense of responsibility, high flexibility and motivation
  • Contextual knowledge about and working experience in Kosovo or other parts of former Yugoslavia is an asset
  • Fluency in English and motivation to learn Albanian and/or Serbian; German language skills would be an asset.

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