AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer specialists a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in South Sudan, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.
To provide professional support in the conceptual process of peace-building work as well as support in the organisational development of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace we are looking for a
Social scientist for peace-building work, Rumbek, South Sudan
Your new role
Through peace-building projects, the coordination office of the Diocese of Rumbek and the members of the committees for justice and peace in the parishes promote peaceful coexistence and the non-violent resolution of disputes and conflicts in the communities. Members of the committees for justice and peace in the communities strive to support the affected population in working through their differences and misunderstandings by non-violent means.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
You will provide support in the preparation and implementation of training on civil, non-violent conflict management, non-violent action, human rights and community mediation. These are designed for the local peace agents, the members of the Diocesan Commission and the committees for justice and peace at parish level.
You will oversee the establishment and strengthening of networks with international, national and local peace agents and support the networking of the coordination office of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace with potential donor organisations and partners.
You will support the organisational processes of programme and organisational development.
You will advise on fundraising for peace-building projects, prepare project proposals to be submitted to potential donor organisations and support the expansion of activities for justice and peace.
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 the Diocese of Rumbek.
You have completed a university degree in, for example, political sciences, social science, education, peace and conflict research, interfaith dialogue competence, regional studies, African studies or theology.
Ideally you have completed relevant further training in the field of civil non-violent conflict transformation (e.g. training as a CPS development worker, trainer for conflict transformation, mediator).
You have at least two years of professional experience in a conflict context and already have experience working in intercultural teams.
You adapt easily to new situations and are always culturally sensitive.
You can communicate very well in English, verbally and in writing, and are willing to learn the local Arabic language.
You are an EU or Swiss citizen, identify with the goals and concerns of the church-based development and peace-building work and look forward to working in a Christian-oriented organisation.
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 detailed application by 23/02/2020.
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