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 Kenya, 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, the Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) Commission of the Archdiocese of Mombasa, in interreligious peace-building work, we are looking for a
Peace and conflict researcher, religious scholar (m/f/d), Mombasa, Kenya
to start as soon as possible.
Your new role
Conflict and violence are a frequent reality of life on the coast of Kenya. The multi-layered causes of conflict are reflected in political, social and economic marginalisation along ethnic and religious lines. They are increasingly characterised by distrust at individual and community level and lead to social exclusion.
In this context, the IRD Commission of the Archdiocese of Mombasa has been contributing to reducing mistrust between the religions by fostering contact and through its dialogue work since 2017. The Commission’s work with young people in the field of interreligious and intrareligious dialogue is particularly important.
You will support the IRD Commission in practical grassroots work and the development of new approaches to this form of dialogue work with the aim of anchoring this knowledge base in the diocese team. You will work in a complex interreligious context, building up and maintaining appropriate networks.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
What AGIAMONDO offers
We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 01/03/2020.