GIZ – Peace Process and Mediation Advisor for the Syrian Peace Process Support, Lebanon
Luogo di lavoro: Estero
Scadenza: 31 luglio 2016
Disponibilità: 01 ottobre 2016
GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – Looking for: Peace Process and Mediation Advisor for the Syrian Peace Process Support Initiative – Beirut, Lebanon
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
Field of activity:
The adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2254 on 18 December 2015 yields hope for the revival of a political process to put an end to the war in Syria. The Resolution outlines an ambitious 18-month roadmap towards peace in Syria, calling for a nationwide ceasefire agreement, a constitution building process and elections to be held by the end of this one and a half year period.
In order to capitalize on these political developments, the European Union and Germany have set up a flexible Peace Process Support Initiative for Syria contributing to peace-building in Syria, in particular based on the implementation of UNSCR 2254.
The project is managed by GIZ in close consultation with the European Commission, the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). GIZ will identify suitable activities in response to the rapidly changing needs in a highly political context. The project is implemented by a small, Beirut-based team that will manage overall project activities.
- Provide strategic guidance for the Initiative’s priorities and actions:
- Continuous scanning and assessment of the evolving peace process;
- Identification and review of projects and activities for support by the Initiative;
- Ensure that the Initiative’s work is in line with international good practice in dialogue, mediation, peace process support and peacebuilding;
- Strategic guidance to the project team as required, including quality control of project outputs such as reports.
- Networking and relationship-building to support the Initiative’s reach and impact:
- Build and maintain relationship networks with key in-country, regional, international and non-governmental actors, including Syrian conflict parties.
- Provide strategic and operational peace process and mediation advice:
- Briefing and advising regularly with EU and MoFA officials on the peace process, status quo and developments;
- Provide ad hoc and regular advice regarding current circumstances;
- Assist in the development of specific strategies;
- Join relevant high-level meetings related to the peace process as requested;
- Conduct relevant missions in coordination with EU and German MoFA.
- Act as technical expert on specific assignments, e.g.:
- Helping design and run specific interventions the Initiative will support, such as training or consensus-building workshops for Syrian participants, discreet dialogue and missions;
- Facilitation of different meetings and formats with project partners and beneficiaries;
- Deploy on ad hoc assignments.
- University degree in Public Administration, Political and/or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies or other relevant subject or equivalent experience;
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills;
- Strong ability to work in a team composed of multiple experts and officials;
- Proven ability to design and run different discussion, dialogue and workshop formats for different audiences on peace process related topics and skills;
- At least 10 years of experience in designing and implementing conflict prevention, peace building or mediation efforts;
- Substantial track record of working in the context of conflicts, peace processes and complex transitions;
- Strong experience in assessing capacity-building, mediation and peacebuilding needs, designing related activities and programs and delivering them;
- Proven regional expertise in the Arab world, including specialization in at least one conflict context in the region and knowledge of the Syrian context and current conflict dynamics, as well as peace effort, is essential;
- Pre-existing networks and working relations with relevant Syrian and international actors engaged in peace efforts are a strong advantage;
- Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic. German and/or French would be an asset.
For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ27732