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For 60 years, AGIAMONDO (until 2019 AGEH) has been a reliable partner for development workers and a key source of specialist personnel for many church and other civil society organisations active in the field of international development cooperation work. As a state-recognised personnel service prov...

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Organisational Developer, Social Scientist , Burundi

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers 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 the Great Lakes region, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the region through peace-building measures.

To support the AGIAMONDO CPS regional programme in the Great Lakes region, we are looking for an Organisational developer, social scientist (m/fd), Bujumbura, Burundi to start as soon as possible.

Your new role
For decades, everyday life in the African Great Lakes region has been marked by political instability, armed conflicts and resource conflicts. In this environment, our partner organisations are courageously committed to strengthening civil-social engagement and peacefully resolving conflicts.

The CPS regional programme of AGIAMONDO supports numerous local peace and reconciliation initiatives in Burundi, Rwanda and the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, both with civil society organisations and with partners from a church background. The focus of the Civil Peace Service programme of AGIAMONDO is to support those partner organisations in their initiatives of strengthening social cohesion and peaceful co-existence of communities in the region of the Great Lakes as well as their efforts at coming to terms and dealing with a violent past. As an organisational developer we offer you the opportunity to participate in this exciting programme, to get to know the region in depth as this position requires frequent travel within the region and to enhance regional cooperation among AGIAMONDO partners in the region. By supporting AGIAMONDO partner organisations in different fields of organisational development, you will contribute directly to those organisations‘ working more effectively and efficiently towards achieving their goals and that reconciliation and conflict transformation processes in Burundi, Rwanda and the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are strengthened.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will advise and support the partner organisations in the areas of personnel management, project management and strategy development and help to further strengthen the corresponding structures and processes in the organisations.
• You will train the staff of partner organisations in the acquisition of funds and, together with your colleagues, develop new financing concepts for the peace-building and reconciliation work of the partner organisations.
• You will offer further education courses, develop appropriate training concepts and host further training events.
• Within the regional programme, you will help to strengthen the exchange between the partner organisations and, working with the partner organisations, develop best practices.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines.

Your profile
· You have completed a university degree in organisational development, social or educational sciences or a related field.
· You have several years of practical experience in organisational development and project management, ideally in an African context.
· You have experience in adult education and are used to creating further education processes, designing training concepts and developing appropriate teaching materials.
· You are interested in peace-building and reconciliation work and are prepared to familiarise yourself with the basics of this field of work as part of your preparations.
· You are fluent in French, verbally and in writing, and have a good command of English.
· 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 the Catholic church.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Two-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 via our job portal by 22.11.2020 at the latest.

Are you interested in becoming an Organisational Developer, Social Scientist in Burundi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 22, 2020
Pedagogue, Sociologist in Burundi , Burundi

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers 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 the Great Lakes region, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the region through peace-building measures.

To support the Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Burundi we are looking for a Pedagogue, Sociologist for Church-Related Peace Work (m/f/d), Bujumbura, Burundi.

Your new role

The CEJP (Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace) is a commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Burundi. Its aim is to promote justice and peace within the framework of Christian social teaching, and it contributes to a consolidation of peace nationwide. The work of the CEJP focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Burundian dioceses and the diocesan Justice and Peace structures (CDJP – Diocesan Commissions for Justice and Peace) in the fields of peace, democratization, conflict transformation and reconciliation. The CEJP has developed a broad portfolio of activities with which it dedicates itself to the cause of respecting human rights and reconciliation.
Through your support you will help to expand peace and reconciliation work and promote further methodological and professional development.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will plan and support the further training of colleagues and volunteers of the diocesan commissions in reconciliation and remembrance work and peaceful conflict resolution.
• You will oversee reconciliation initiatives and support your colleagues through different approaches and methods of designing remembrance processes and developing concepts for dealing appropriately with a violent past.
• You will support the CEJP network in accompanying youth groups and implementing their projects so that youths can actively participate in social, economic and political life and work towards a culture of peace.
• You will advise the CEJP team on coordinating and networking with the Diocesan Commissions for Justice and Peace in Burundi (CDJPs) and strengthen the relevant structures and processes.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines.

Your profile
· You have completed a university degree as an educator, adult educator or ethnologist, or in a similar humanities/social sciences subject, and have acquired at least two years of professional experience, ideally outside of Europe.
· You are familiar with processing and commemoration methods and have professional experience and expertise in church-related peace and reconciliation work with young people and adults.
· You have experience in adult education and are used to shaping further education processes, designing training concepts and developing appropriate teaching materials.
· You know how to use participative methods and are experienced in working with young people.
· You are fluent in French, verbally and in writing, and have a good command of English.
· As a member of the Catholic Church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
· You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

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 08/11/2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Pedagogue, Sociologist in Burundi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 08, 2020
Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda , Uganda

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the human resources service of German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer specialists the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local development workers. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Together with church and civil-social partner organisations in Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation and sustainable and equitable development of the country using peace-building measures.

For the reinforcement of our partner organisation Acholi Religious Leader for Peace Initiative (ARLPI), at the earliest opportunity, we are looking for a Trainer for Peace Work in the Area of Land and Resource Conflicts (m/f/d), Gulu, Uganda

Your new field of activity
ARLPI is an initiative of representatives of different faiths who are working together towards a peaceful future in Northern Uganda. The Interfaith Organization for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation was founded in 1997 and has since been committed to peaceful coexistence.
In Northern Uganda, there are numerous land and resource conflicts due to the post-war situation, the discovery of resources and ethnic tensions, some of which escalate into violence. ARLPI wants to make a sustainable contribution to the peaceful resolution of existing conflicts over land and resources. Your role lies in strengthening ARLPI's capacities to educate people about their rights and contribute to non-violent mediation in conflicts.

You will be responsible for the following tasks
• You conduct conflict analyses and strengthen the capacities of your colleagues through targeted awareness raising and knowledge transfer on land and resource conflicts.
• Together with ARLPI, you plan, design and organise workshops on land and resource conflicts in order to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation among the population.
• You establish sustainable knowledge management on the topic of land rights which is made available to the target group.
• You support ARLPI with the identification and implementation of strategies for non-violent processing of land conflicts in rural areas.
• You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. In doing so, you work in partnership with the ARLPI.

Your profile
• You have completed university degree, e.g. in peace and conflict studies, political science, geography, ethnology, social sciences or law and have gathered work experience abroad, outside of Europe.
• You have gathered professional experience related to land rights and land and resource conflicts. Ideally, you have previously developed and implemented training concepts in this field.
• You have knowledge of and experience in peace work and are familiar with approaches and methods of peace-oriented adult education.
• As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
• You can communicate fluently in written and spoken English and are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland.

The offer of AGIAMONDO
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A 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 08.11.2020 at the latest.

Are you interested in becoming a Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 08, 2020
Conseiller en Développement Organisationnel , Madagascar

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) recherche, pour le compte de Misereor, pour l’organisation partenaire qu’est l’Institut Supérieur de Travail Social, afin de conseiller les organisations ecclésiastiques de développement à Madagascar, un/e conseiller/conseillère en développement organisationnel et en orientation sur les résultats à Madagascar.

Votre nouveau domaine d’intervention

Pour plus de 80% des Malgaches, les revenus ne suffisent pas à assurer une alimentation élémentaire et à satisfaire les besoins fondamentaux. Un certain nombre d’organisations non gouvernementales, ecclésiastiques ou non, tentent de mettre en évidence des approches visant à instaurer de meilleures conditions de vie, par des programmes d’action sociale et de développement. Malgré une forte demande en perfectionnement et en conseil dans différents domaines de la coopération au développement, peu de mesures qualifiées de formation initiale et continue sont proposées, dans un contexte politique et économique pourtant difficile.

Dans le domaine de la coopération au développement, l’efficacité est un aspect dont l’importance est croissante. Les acteurs s’engagent notamment à examiner et analyser consciencieusement l’efficacité de leur action, et à utiliser les résultats pour améliorer les processus décisionnels. En tant que conseiller/conseillère intégré/e, vous êtes rattaché/e au plan organisationnel à l’« Institut Supérieur de Travail Social », l’organisation catholique partenaire. La priorité du conseil est la qualification des organisations de développement travaillant dans le domaine ecclésiastique pour un travail axé sur l’efficacité.

Dans le détail, vous êtes chargé/e des missions ci-dessous :
• Vous conseillez les organisations partenaires de Misereor pour qu’elles orientent systématiquement leur action sur des objectifs d’efficacité. Il s’agit en priorité d’étayer les processus de développement organisationnel en responsabilisant les différents acteurs. Vous devrez d’abord mettre en œuvre votre expertise et vos compétences en tant que conseiller/conseillère en processus. La mise en place et l’entretien de solides relations avec les acteurs-clés, souvent ecclésiastiques, sera déterminante pour la réussite du conseil.
• Vous favorisez les approches et méthodes participatives pour planifier, mettre en œuvre et évaluer les projets de manière axée sur les objectifs et l’efficacité.
• Vous soutenez la mise en réseau des acteurs/actrices diocésains dans le domaine du travail d’action sociale et de développement et vous favorisez la coopération avec les organisations de conseil et les personnes ressources locales.
• Vous favorisez la mise en réseau avec d’autres organisations et encourager les échanges en matière de conseil.
• Vous soutenez le dialogue entre le secrétariat de Misereor et les partenaires de Madagascar.

Votre profil
• Titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures en lien avec la coopération au développement, vous avez déjà occupé un poste axé sur l’orientation sur les résultats et/ou le développement organisationnel.
• Vous avez au moins 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle, de préférence aussi acquise à l’étranger.
• Vous avez déjà œuvré avec succès dans le domaine du conseil en processus.
• Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, une sensibilité et des aptitudes de communication interculturelles, et savez renforcer la responsabilité individuelle des organisations partenaires par une attitude axée sur le partenariat.
• Vous êtes prêt/e à effectuer de longs voyages sur l’île de Madagascar.
• Vous parlez bien allemand, vous savez intervenir de manière appropriée dans un environnement ecclésiastique et vous appartenez à une Église chrétienne.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse.

L’offre de l’AGEH
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé
• Un travail dans le modèle d’impact de l’AGEH

Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature d’ici au 20.05.2018.

Veuillez utiliser le formulaire de candidature en ligne sur notre portail des offres d'emploi.
Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature en Anglais ou en Allemand.

Are you interested in becoming a 'Conseiller en Développement Organisationnel' in Madagascar? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: May 20, 2018
Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid , Nigeria

On behalf of Caritas international (Ci), the Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) is looking for a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid (m/f) for the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) in Abuja, to start as soon as possible.

The German Caritas Association (Deutsche Caritasverband – DCV) is the charitable organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany. Caritas international (Ci) is the globally active development agency of the German Caritas Association. Every year, Ci provides support for approximately 1,000 aid projects worldwide, regard-less of the religion, ethnic identity or nationality of those affected.

The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) and its diocesan structures provide innovative emergency and transitional aid for victims of the displacement crisis in the north-east of the country. Given the urgent need, the field of emergency response is to be expanded, in order to implement projects in humanitarian aid and transitional aid in north-east Nigeria more effectively.

Your tasks include:
 You will travel regularly in the project region and advise the local project partners on needs assessment, project conception and the preparation of funding applications to public sponsors.
 You will support the local partners in the management and implementation of projects, reporting (narrative and financial) and the execution of project agreements and administrative guidelines, as well as in the co-ordination process with the UN system.
 You will coordinate activities with the international Caritas network and with other humanitarian agents.
 You will provide support to the ongoing aid programmes and projects by monitoring the content and ad-ministration, prepare reports on the expenditure of funds for public sponsors (e.g. ECHO, AA, EU) and compile case reports.
 Through budget monitoring, you will ensure that the financial administration standards are complied with and provide support in audits.
 You will train local development workers and managers to execute the emergency aid projects in accord-ance with international standards and relevant donor regulations.
 You will support Ci in relevant coordination meetings locally (German embassy, EU) and in public rela-tions work.

Your profile
 You have successfully completed a university degree or training in a commercial profession.
 You have at least three years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian aid or development cooperation, ideally acquired in the region.
 You have practical professional experience in planning, managing and supervising complex aid pro-grammes.
 You possess applied business management knowledge and relevant practical experience.
 You have sound knowledge of programme and project management (PME, PCM).
 You have already successfully carried out training and consulting tasks.
 You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with a variety of local and international players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
 You have a business-fluent command of German and English. Ideally, you also have good French lan-guage skills.
 You identify with the objectives and substance of Caritas international or are actively prepared to familiar-ise yourself with these and to make them your own.
 You are a member of a Christian church and are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers
The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catho-lics for Development Cooperation. For more than 50 years, we have been looking after development work-ers who wish to take the opportunity to work in a meaningful role in the service of local development agents. AGEH will support you by providing:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Two-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Develop-ment Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individ-ual advice

We look forward to receiving your application by 01/11/2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 01, 2017
Directeur du bureau de dialogue en RD Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) recherche, pour le compte de Misereor, un directeur / une directrice expérimenté(e) dans la coopération ecclésiastique au développement
en Afrique, pour son bureau de dialogue et de liaison à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo, pour une prise de poste en février 2018.

Directeur/directrice du bureau de dialogue et de liaison de Misereor en République démocratique du Congo

Depuis 1959, l’organisation caritative épiscopale soutient de nombreuses organisations et institutions, la plupart ecclésiastiques, dans le domaine de d’aide au développement en République démocratique du Congo. Étant donné le nombre élevé et croissant d’exigences à satisfaire en termes de qualité des missions, des rapports et des procédures, il est nécessaire d’intensifier le dialogue entre Misereor et ses partenaires. En étroite concertation avec ses principaux partenaires nationaux, Misereor a donc mis en place en 2005 un bureau de dialogue et de liaison (BDL) dans la capitale congolaise, Kinshasa. Pour diriger le BDL, nous recherchons un(e) professionnel(le) expérimenté(e) dans le domaine de la coopération ecclésiastique au développement en Afrique.

Le BDL a pour objectif d’améliorer la coopération et le dialogue avec les partenaires actuels et de nouveaux partenaires potentiels ainsi que les institutions en République démocratique du Congo, de renforcer les liens entre les partenaires et de faire avancer les priorités en matière de développement des organisations partenaires et de Misereor.
Le BDL, interlocuteur compétent disponible sur place, soutient les organisations partenaires pour toutes les questions relevant de la conception, de la mise en oeuvre et de l’évaluation de projets de développement. Le BDL entretient un dialogue intense avec le secrétariat de la Conférence épiscopale congolaise et d’autres structures de développement centrales de l’Église locale, d’autres organisations allemandes et internationales de l’aide au développement présentes en République démocratique du Congo, ainsi que l’ambassade d’Allemagne. Son pilotage est assuré par le département Afrique de Misereor.

Votre nouvelle mission
Vous contribuez dans une large mesure à améliorer le dialogue entre Misereor et ses partenaires congolais. Vous permettez à Misereor de discuter en profondeur de sa politique de soutien avec ses principaux partenaires congolais et vous permettez aux partenaires ecclésiastiques en République démocratique du Congo d’accéder plus facilement aux autres organisations de développement.

• Vous conseillez les partenaires de Misereor en matière de conception et de mise en oeuvre de projets, pour l’étude d’impact, l’évaluation et le développement de l’organisation. Vous informez les partenaires de la politique de soutien de Misereor, ainsi que des exigences à satisfaire pour les dépôts de demande et les rapports. Vous soutenez l’organisation de manifestations sur des priorités thématiques et, en cas de besoin, accompagnez les différents partenaires sur une longue période.
• Vous identifiez des conseillers et formateurs locaux qualifiés, à même d’aider efficacement les partenaires congolais dans leur travail de développement.
• Vous renforcez les échanges d’expérience et les liens entre les partenaires de Misereor.
• Vous soutenez les partenaires congolais dans leur travail de lobbying national et international pour la défense des pauvres et soutenez leur contribution aux processus politiques et sociaux.
• Vous échangez régulièrement avec d’autres oeuvres caritatives, notamment les membres de la CIDSE (réseau catholique de coopération internationale pour le développement et la solidarité).
• Vous représentez Misereor dans le cercle des organisations allemandes d’aide au développement à Kinshasa et auprès de l’ambassade d’Allemagne.
• Vous participez au développement des axes prioritaires de Misereor en République démocratique du Congo ainsi qu’aux initiatives relevant du travail de relations publiques, de formation et de lobbying en matière de politique de développement.
• Vous soutenez l’accompagnement de visiteurs : collaborateur/collaboratrices de Misereor, journalistes, hommes et femmes politiques, donateurs/donatrices, etc.

Votre profil
• Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures, de préférence en géographie, économie, sciences politiques, sociologie ou une autre discipline des sciences sociales ou humaines.
• Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine de la coopération au développement et du conseil aux partenaires, dans l’idéal en Afrique.
• Vous possédez au moins 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans le développement organisationnel, avec comme axe principal la planification, le monitoring et l’évaluation (PME).
• Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, des aptitudes de communication interculturelle très différenciées pour côtoyer les acteurs dans un esprit de partenariat et vous savez intervenir de manière appropriée dans un environnement ecclésiastique.
• Vous êtes suffisamment solide pour effectuer de nombreux voyages dans des conditions souvent difficiles en République démocratique du Congo.
• Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise du français à l’écrit comme à l’oral et vous avez au moins de bonnes connaissances de l’allemand.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse et appartenez à une Église chrétienne.

L’offre de l’AGEH
L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Depuis plus de 50 ans, nous accompagnons des professionnels qui souhaitent saisir l’occasion d’avoir une activité riche de sens au service des acteurs locaux du développement. L’AGEH vous épaule par:
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé

Le site de Kinshasa possède une bonne infrastructure, avec de bons soins médicaux, des établissements scolaires d’excellente qualité et un raccordement aux voies de transport internationales.
Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature en Anglais ou en Allemand.
Are you interested in becoming a Directeur du bureau de dialogue en RD Congo? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 15, 2017
Social Scientist in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peacebuilding 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 civilsocial partner organisations in Sierra Leone, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution
towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To support our partner organisation Women Against Violence and Exploitation in Society (WAVES), we are looking for a :
*Social Scientist, Social Education Worker, Psychologist in Sierra Leone*

Your new role
The end of the civil war in 2002 marked a turning point for Sierra Leone. After years of violence, the people of Sierra Leone were able to focus on rebuilding the country, sometimes with strong international support. But despite the huge progress made in recent years, the resource-rich country still faces considerable challenges that threaten the peace and stability of the region. Even almost 20 years after the end of the civil war, the consequences of the violent conflict are still omnipresent. Insufficient access to education and resources and a high level of unemployment are accompanied by a growing lack of prospects, especially among young people. Sexualised and gender-specific violence is still part of the reality of life for many people in Sierra Leone. Girls and women suffer from physical and psychological violence on the one hand and are socially disadvantaged and restricted in the development of their identity by a variety of social and cultural practices on the other. Offenders often go unpunished. This is where the work of our partner organisation Women Against Violence and Exploitation in Society (WAVES), which has been active in the south of the country since 2005, comes in.

WAVES is committed to directly supporting women and girls affected by violence. In addition, the organisation proactively campaigns for changes to the social norms and national laws that disadvantage girls and women. Based on concrete work in the Bo region, WAVES is increasingly active in lobbying and advocacy work to improve the overall social framework for girls and women.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
· You will support WAVES employees in the further development of appropriate approaches
to the topics of gender and sexualised and gender-specific violence and help to develop
new target group-oriented working methods and to establish these in the organisation.
· You will advise the team in its efforts to change national laws and social norms on the
above-mentioned topics. Part of your work will be to help realign the lobbying and
advocacy strategy and to train your colleagues at WAVES in campaign work.
· You will support the employees in all matters of project management and jointly develop
the necessary internal processes, structures and materials.
· You will conduct training and further development events for the team and develop
appropriate training materials.
· 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 WAVES.

Your profile
· You have completed a university degree in a social science subject, preferably in
sociology, social education or peace and conflict research or in psychology. You have
several years of relevant professional experience.
·You have practical experience in working with sexualised and gender-specific violence.
You are sensitive and respectful in dealing with survivors of sexualised and genderspecific violence and are used to working appropriately in taboo topics. Relevant work
experience in another cultural area – ideally in West Africa – would be an advantage.
· You are experienced in supporting participatory processes to change social norms and
national laws. You have relevant knowledge in media, lobbying and advocacy work.
Knowledge of the strategic benefit of social networks and creativity in dealing with modern
media are a further advantage.
· You have gained initial experience in the design and execution of surveys and research
projects, including the evaluation and processing of the collected data and presentation of
the results. You are able to familiarise your colleagues with the basics of this work.
· You have excellent written and verbal English skills and are willing to learn Krio as part of
your preparations. Knowledge of additional languages of the project area would be an
advantage.
·You are prepared to live and work in a simple environment in rural Sierra Leone.
· You are an EU or Swiss citizen and, as a member of a Christian church, identify with the
goals and concerns of church development and peace-building work with a strong sense
of conviction.

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 (cover letter, Europass CV, certificates in *PDF format)
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Expiring: Oct 11, 2020
Social Scientist in Rwanda , Rwanda

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers 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 the Great Lakes region, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the region through peace-building measures.

To support the Justice and Peace Commissions of the Dioceses of Cyangugu and Butare (CDJP - Commissions Diocésaines Justice et Paix), we are seeking a Social Scientist, Social Pedagogue, Psychologist for Church-Related Peace Work (m/f/d), Cyangugu, Rwanda

Your new role

For decades, everyday life in the African Great Lakes region has been marked by political instability, armed conflicts and resource conflicts. In this environment, the local catholic church is courageously committed to strengthening civil-society engagement and peacefully resolving conflicts. Its aim is to contribute to the promotion of justice, peace and reconciliation in accordance with Catholic social teaching and to the observance of human rights. Through their Justice and Peace Commissions, the dioceses of Cyangugu and Butare contribute to a peaceful coexistence of the various population groups. You will be directly integrated into the team of the Justice and Peace Commission of the diocese of Cyangugu, but will accompany both dioceses in their activities and peace work as required. The Justice and Peace Commissions run various programs in the fields of conflict prevention and non-violent conflict transformation, reconciliation and social cohesion. An important aspect involves work with the population at grassroots level and the reconciliation work between those affected by and those (accused of) having committed acts of violence. CDJP Cyangugu has seven and the CDJP Butare four full-time staff members and numerous volunteers at parish level. The projects and programs have a strong cross-border orientation; cooperation with the neighboring dioceses in Rwanda, Eastern Congo and Burundi is to be strengthened.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
· You will support both diocesan commissions in the further development and design of local and cross-border programs for reconciliation, coming to terms with the past and a peaceful coexistence.
· You will conduct training workshops for full-time and voluntary staff and community multipliers on topics such as dealing with the past, psychosocial support, restorative justice, accompanying and reconciling victims and perpetrators.
· You will accompany the staff of both commissions in the monitoring and evaluation of their work in the communities and strengthen their methodological competence.
· You will support CDJP Butare in setting up a conflict database for documenting conflicts and follow up activities for their resolution within the Diocese of Butare.
· You are responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the sponsor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will work in close collaboration with the commissions.

Your profile
· You have a university degree, e.g. in psychology, education, social work, educational science and have professional experience outside of Europe - preferably in Africa.
· You would like to pass on your theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of conflict management, as well as peace and reconciliation work to a multidisciplinary team.
· You have experience developing new approaches to conflict resolution and peace work.
· You are familiar with the requirements of results-oriented project management and have sound knowledge of program management.
· You are fluent in French, verbally and in writing, and have a good command of English.
· As a member of a Catholic church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
· You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A 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 29/09/2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Social Scientist in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 29, 2020