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Fachkraft (m/w) für Traumaarbeit, Sierra Leone #3297

The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) 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 the 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. Development workers with the CPS support local partner organisations in all phases of conflicts: conflict prevention, violence mitigation and post-conflict rehabilitation. Working with church-related and civil-social partners in Sierra Leone, AGEH aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management through the CPS’ peace-building measures.

For the further training of employees of Don Bosco Fambul in the fields of conflict management, mediation, psychosocial counselling and traumatology, we are looking for a

Development worker(m/f) for psychosocial support, Sierra Leone #3297

to start as soon as possible.

Your new role

Don Bosco Fambul is an established and highly regarded facility for working with children and vulnerable young people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The institution is sponsored by the Catholic order of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Since 1998, the organisation has been working in the field of mobile outreach work, rehabilitation, open youth work, youth and family social work as well as nationwide crisis counselling by telephone.

A total of 124 employees, mostly social workers, work towards the welfare of disadvantaged children and young people. The educational concept is based on the Don Bosco preventive system.

You can find further information HERE

Your place of residence and work, Freetown, is a very lively city with beautiful beaches and lots of social facilities. The location is suitable for families with children.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will develop and conduct training on conflict management, psychosocial support and trauma coping for Don Bosco Fambul employees.
  • You will offer professional advice and support for children and young people with traumatic experiences appropriate to the target group, and develop and conduct peace-building training for young people.
  • You will offer further training opportunities in peace education for families, accompany them professionally and sustainably and advise them in conflict situations.
  • You will conduct workshops on concepts, approaches, methods and possibilities of conflict management and conflict transformation appropriate to the target group.
  • You will support the partner organisation in team management.
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGEH guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the partner organisation.

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree in psychology, education, social work, educational science or curative education (Masters or equivalent).
  • You have knowledge and experience in trauma work, counselling and psychosocial support for victims of abuse.
  • You have already worked successfully in adult education or counselling.
  • You have theoretical knowledge and practical experience in methods of non-violent conflict transformation and in peace-building and reconciliation work.
  • You are diplomatic and possess intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership.
  • You have a business-fluent command of English.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and a member of a Christian church.


What AGEH 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
  • Work within the AGEH efficacy model


We look forward to receiving your detailed application.

Please use the online application form in the Vacancies section of our website.

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Ihr Ansprechpartner

Herr Klemens Friedhoff


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklungshilfe (AGEH)
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln

Telefon: +49 221/8896-271
E-Mail: jobs@ageh.org