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Consultant for programme development for coming to terms with the colonial legacy (m/f/d), Berlin, Germany Arbeitsort: Berlin


From development service to world service – world service workers from the Global South contribute their expertise, cultural and social background and productive otherness to the work of German church-based and non-profit NGOs in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To develop a concept based on partnership for a work programme for dealing with a violent past and coming to terms with the colonial legacy, AGIAMONDO, on behalf of the German commission Justitia et Pax, is looking for a conceptual

Consultant for programme development for coming to terms with the colonial legacy (m/f/d), Berlin, Germany

Your new role

Dealing with a violent past poses considerable challenges for many societies around the world. It has become clear that, in the course of increasing globalisation, questions about how to deal with the legacy of colonialism are gaining new urgency. Dealing with these burdens will have a considerable impact on the joint capacity to act in terms of development and peace policies. In the German context, the handling of colonial collections and German colonial history in Namibia is currently under discussion. A number of questions also arise for the church in this context. The German commission Justitia et Pax is therefore currently exploring what its focus area “coming to terms with the colonial legacy” might look like.
It is clear that even in the concept phase of a multi-year focus area, systematic involvement of partners from the Global South should be sought. In this case, this means that the perspectives of the former colonial societies as well as those of the former colonies must be included, because a productive approach to these issues will only succeed in a systematic collaboration between the North and South.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will be involved in the processes of the German commission Justitia et Pax and will advise and support the Executive Board, commission and working groups in developing a concept based on partnership for the work programme “Dealing with a violent past / coming to terms with the colonial legacy”.
  • You will support the establishment of contacts and networking with relevant partners in the Global South, in particular with the Justitia et Pax structures in Africa and the National Reconcil-iation Commission in Colombia.
  • You will observe and accompany the German as well as the European dialogue on dealing with the colonial legacy.      

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree in, for example, the humanities, history, social or cultural sciences, law or religious studies.
  • You have good knowledge of the colonial history of Africa.
  • You have experience working in a colonial historical context and have connections with NGOs and church institutions from your region.
  • You are fluent in English, have a strong knowledge of German and are willing to develop this further.
  • You enjoy working in a church environment and belong to the Catholic Church.
  • Your main place of residence will be Cameroon; after the end of your stay in Germany you will make your experience and networks available to the church and partner NGOs in Cameroon.

What AGIAMONDO offers

  • Comprehensive support for all administrative issues: visa, work permit, residence permit, etc.
  • Two-year German employment contract including adequate social security and remuneration
  • Support in social integration
  • Comprehensive country, language, professional and personal preparation and support during your contract
  • Support in feeding back your experience and networks to your home country  

We look forward to receiving your detailed application in German or English by May 3rd, 2020.


Corona - Information about the selection procedure

Dear applicants*, due to the current situation caused by the corona virus, AGIAMONDO is carrying out the selection procedure online. We are happy to receive your application via the online applicant portal. 


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