Peace advisor for the Civil Peace Service (CPS) in the area of natural renewable resource governance

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Natitingou, Benin 🇧🇯

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  • Job-ID: V000046536
  • Einsatzort: Natitingou
  • Einsatzzeitraum: 01.03.2022 – 31.12.2023
  • Fachgebiet: Frieden, Sicherheit und Nothilfe
  • Art der Anstellung: Vollzeit
  • Bewerbungsfrist: 31.12.2021


The Civil Peace Service (CPS) of GIZ in Niger and Benin promotes social cohesion and a peaceful use of renewable resources in these two countries. In addition to its headquarters in Niamey, the project has two local offices in Northern Benin. Together with governmental and civil society partners, the Natitingou office is implementing the cross-border CPS program “Strengthening social cohesion and promoting an inclusive use of natural resources” in the department of Atakora, in Northwestern Benin.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Advising governmental and civil society organizations on peaceful, inclusive and sustainable governance of natural resources
  • Advising and supporting dialogue platforms for crisis prevention in the field natural resource management at the municipality and village levels
  • Dissemination and communication of relevant aspects of rural land policies to cultivators and pastoralists in the municipalities of intervention
  • Providing technical support to institutional structures responsible for natural resource management at the municipality and regional levels
  • Promotion of conflict-sensitive and non-stigmatizing reporting by local media
  • Capacity development of target groups and key stakeholders regarding legal regulations and their application in the field of natural resource use and management, including pastoralism
  • Capacity development of target groups and key stakeholders regarding non-violent conflict management and methods for conflict prevention and transformation
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Cooperation with the CPS teams of Parakou and Niamey regarding strategic planning, knowledge management and implementation of cross-border activities

Ihr Profil

  • Academic degree in political science, environmental science, agronomy, anthropology or any comparable qualification
  • Knowledge and experience regarding conflict prevention and transformation in the field of natural resource management, ideally in West Africa, as well as knowledge of and interest in agro-pastoral systems
  • Social and intercultural competence, ability to work in a team, organizational skills, independent working style and high sense of responsibility
  • Sound knowledge of the fields of dialogue, human rights work, and civil conflict transformation
  • Practical experience in the field of organizational consulting
  • Willingness to engage with the topic of agro-pastoral conflicts and to work in conflict-ridden contexts
  • Knowledge of participatory methods, the gender approach and awareness raising strategies
  • Excellent command of French and English; good knowledge of German is an advantage


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

In general, the security situation is calm. The instructions on security measures issued by GIZ must be followed at all times. Please also inform yourself about country-specific advice from the German Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management has been appointed at the GIZ office on site. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on the departure of family members. We ask you to inform yourself, if necessary, which forms of relationship are legally and socially accepted in the country of assignment

At the site of operation, the particulate pollution occurs to be many time higher than the European acceptable limit. As part of the selection process and during the recruitment examination you will be informed of appropriate protective and behavioral measures.


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.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment – please contact us at: [email protected]

A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Über uns

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

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, age or sexual orientation.

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