Organisational Developer, Trainer for NGO in the Field of Human Rights and Peace Work (m/f/d), Gbarnga, Liberia
Your new role
Our partner organisation FIND, based in rural Gbarnga, was founded in 2002. As a human rights organisation, FIND aims to achieve greater justice, respect for human rights, good governance and the rule of law in Liberia. FIND works for peaceful coexistence between the country's various population groups and provides legal assistance to victims of human rights violations. In particular, FIND wants to enable women to access the legal system and to promote the legal punishment of gender-based violence (GBV). By monitoring the judicial system, promoting human rights awareness, mediation services, dialogue programmes and educational events in the communities, FIND supports the local population, while at the national level it works to change the political framework through lobbying and advocacy initiatives. The organisation is run by a small management team and works mainly with volunteers. FIND's strengths are its local presence in the village communities, its large network of governmental and non-governmental actors and its consistency in accompanying the communities. FIND uses local traditions and customs as approaches to conflict resolution in its peace work.
As part of its strategic planning for the coming years, FIND aims to adapt its organisational structure to the constantly changing challenges in order to continue to support and strengthen local dialogue, peace and reconciliation processes effectively through a stable working environment. Through your participation, you will support FIND in capacity building, in sustainable stabilisation and in shaping necessary change processes within the organisation.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will support FIND in developing a new strategy for its human rights, peace and reconciliation work. You will support the management team in conflict analysis and advise the organisation on all aspects of its work at local, regional and national level.
• You will assist the managing director in the areas of organisational development and project management and advise him on this leadership role and team development.
• You will work as a coach and mentor for staff and volunteers.
• You will train your colleagues in project planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation and help to establish and continuously improve appropriate processes in the organisation.
• You will advise FIND on the conceptual development of its work to promote and protect human rights.
• You accompany "Palaver Hut" dialogues and support FIND in its peace work in the communities.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with FIND.
• You have a university degree in social work/social pedagogy, adult education, organisational development, peace and conflict studies, project management or another relevant field of study and have already gained professional experience in the Global South.
• You have knowledge and experience in international human rights, peace and reconciliation work and are motivated to work at grassroots level.
• You are experienced in organisational consulting or development in a small NGO, ideally they have already worked in a community-based organisation in a rural African environment.
• You use your communication and consulting skills in a culturally sensitive way and are experienced in implementing various consulting, coaching and mentoring approaches to support and accompany individuals and teams.
• You can communicate in fluent English, verbally and in writing.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace-building work and are a member of a Christian church.
What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice
We look forward to receiving your complete online application by no later than 03/01/2021.
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