We are looking for a Project Manager Advocacy (m / f / d) in Butuan, Caraga Region, Mindanao (Philippines) with domestic travel, starting around February 1, 2021
Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (forumZFD, Forum Civil Peace Service) supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence.
forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany as well as ten other countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.
Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD also actively advocates civil peace policies.
forumZFD is recognised by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.
The insurgency of the Communist Party of the Philippines New People’s Army National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDFP) is among the longest-running insurgencies in Asia.
Following the People Power Revolution and restoration of formal democracy in 1986, each successive government engaged in peace talks with the CPP-NPA-NDFP and each has failed to reach a peace agreement, though some progress has been made.
During President Rodrigo Duterte’s term the negotiations have been on-and-off as well.
As Project Manager Advocacy you will take the lead in developing and implementing forumZFD’s contribution to an advocacy strategy in support of the resumption of the formal peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), through identifying entry points, networking with Philippine and international civil society, and engaging with key actors, particularly the Government of the Philippines.
This is a new project of forumZFD, the Project Manager Advocacy will have a major influence on the design and direction it will take.
You will report to, and work very closely with the Country Director, and coordinate with other team members, particularly the Project Manager in the Butuan City where the conflict between the GRP and the NDFP is the most intense in Mindanao, the Programme Officer, and the Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (PM&E) Coordinator.
Your tasks in detail
Willingness to travel partly through areas in which safety rules have to be observed due to security risks, is expected.
As a Project Manager working for forumZFD, you will have the opportunity to apply your technical and management skills within this innovative, dynamic, and inspiring field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in the Philippines.
We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two years in a growing organization. Ideally, you are available to start working in February 1, 2021 (preparation courses, followed by at least two years’ work within the project with the option of extension).
As the position is based on the German Development Aid Workers Act (EhfG), it is restricted to citizens of the EU. The position is remunerated according to the provisions of this law, including comprehensive social security benefits and financial reintegration assistance upon return.
We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses (among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation), a project-based preparation, regular coaching and, where appropriate, participation in a language course.