We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d) based in Erbil, with extensive travel within northern Iraq, starting from June 2021.
Who we are
forumZFD 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 a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD actively advocates civil peace policy. forumZFD is recognized 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 forumZFD programme in Iraq aims to promote peaceful coexistence through non-violent conflict transformation to reduce mistrust among the diverse population groups in northern Iraq. It aims to prevent escalation of violence and radicalization of youth affected by conflict. The approaches of the forumZFD include promotion of dialogue and mediation skills, strengthening the role of civil society and local communities as well as promoting the participation of women and youth in decision-making processes to rebuild their communities and strengthen their resilience.
We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two to three years (with the option of extension) in a growing organization. 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. 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. Working for forumZFD, you will be engaged within the innovative field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through contributing your ideas and skills.
Your Tasks and responsibilities
The Project Manager will support – alongside and in tandem with a national project manager – forumZFD partners, local communities, authorities and key actors to contribute to a non-violent conflict transformation at intra and inter communal level to reduce mistrust within and among the diverse population groups in northern Iraq affected by conflict. By initiating and strengthening dialogue, mediation processes as well as capacity development measures in non-violent conflict transformation/peacebuilding the component supports local participatory decision-making processes of the communities and their representatives to promote peaceful coexistence among the diverse population groups.
In close cooperation with his/her national counterpart, the Project Manager will be responsible for planning, implementing, impact monitoring and financial controlling of project activities focusing on enabling local communities and relevant institutions in northern Iraq to acquire skills in peaceful conflict transformation. The Project Manager works under the direct supervision of the Country Director (his/her line manager).
Specific tasks include:
Start of assignment
Ideally, you are available to start working on 1st of June 2021 (preparation courses, followed by at least two years contract with the option of extension).
Please note that this vacancy is not suitable for family postings.
Please apply online at https://www.forumzfd.de/en/jobs (letter of motivation and CV) via the application form latest by 11th of April 2021.
An online selection process is planned to be scheduled for beginning of May 2021. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anneli Droste at droste@forumZFD.de.
Please find further information about our organisation and our assignments online at www.forumZFD.de. This job advertisement as well as further employment postings can be viewed at www.forumZFD.de/jobs.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!