Coaches for forumZFD staff

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Coach (freelance)


ForumZFD supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence. We are currently working with peace consultants in Germany, as well as ten other countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Our Academy for Conflict Transformation offers a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, we actively advocate civil peace policy. ForumZFD thereby follows a systemic approach to conflict transformation that views conflict and its progression as a complex system and deals with its structural causes, as well as the actions, the behavior and the attitudes of the involved parties.

ForumZFD is recognized by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. Our work is financed through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.

Our programme offices are located in eleven countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Rationale of the assignment

For some years, coaching and supervision have been an integral part of our personnel support and firmly anchored in the self-image of the forumZFD. Our organization has grown a lot in the last few years and so does the number of our professionals who use coaching to accompany their work in civil peace service.

For this purpose, the coaches are recorded in a forumZFD-internal database with their profile.

Target group

Our international and national staff in the different programs around the world and accompanying partners of our staff.

Terms and conditions

A coaching session lasts 60 minutes and will be conducted via Skype (or similar services) or (when possible) in person. We pay a fee of € 119 plus VAT. The maximum number of coaching hours per staff member is 12 sessions per year.

In special cases single coaches can be added retrospectively to the pool if they fullfill the mentioned criteria.

Profile and eligibility criteria of the consultant/ trainer

  • Proven qualification and participation in regular further training as a professional coach and/ or supervisory counselor
  • Several years of experience in coaching and/or supervision counseling of individuals and teams
  • Several years’ work experience with international NGOs; prior work experience with the Civil Peace Service is an advantage
  • Several years of work experience in an inter-cultural setting
  • Fluency in English

Submission of proposals

The proposals should include:

  • A Cover letter explaining your motivation and working approaches
  • A CV with a focus on qualifications/ educational background and work experiences /experiences abroad

Please submit all documents in English. 

Please apply online at We look forward to receiving your expression of interest by February 15, 2020.

For further information, you may contact Ms. Lara Lang ( or Ms. Inga Gründel (

Further information about our organization and our assignments can also be found on our website English information about our programs is provided under This advertisement as well as further employment postings can be viewed under

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