AGIAMONDO is the human resources service of German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer you the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local peace workers. The CPS is a programme for peacebuilding and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence and supports partner organisations in all phases of conflicts including conflict prevention, violence mitigation and post-conflict rehabilitation. Together with church and civil-social partners in Cameroon, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation using CPS peacebuilding measures.
In order to accompany and support the organisational development and project design of various diocesan commissions, their parish groups and interreligious dialogue groups in the Garoua church province, we are seeking a
Peace expert for interethnic dialogue (m/f/d), Garoua, Cameroon
Your new role
The church province of Garoua encompasses the three northern regions of Cameroon and the project comprises three dioceses: Maroua Mokolo, Ngaoundéré and Garoua itself.
The Commission Justitia et Pax (CDJP) contributes to a more peaceful coexistence of the different ethnic groups in the region and works on behalf of the diocesan church in the field of justice and peace. The aim of the project is to mediate between local residents and displaced persons or refugees and thereby contribute to non-violent conflict transformation to strengthen peaceful coexistence. In dialogue with various groups of refugees and displaced persons, the current situation will be intensively analysed in order to jointly develop solutions for the future.
You have the opportunity to get to know the northern regions of Cameroon and the diversity of their people, and to exemplify and promote the dialogue between them.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will advise and support the establishment and monitoring of dialogue initiatives between local and immigrant populations in the church province of Garoua.
- You will provide project management advice and support the introduction of an impact-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation system (PME), taking into account the differences between the dioceses involved.
- You will develop training courses on peace-building measures, non-violent conflict transformation and advocacy and train both the CDJP trainers and their volunteers. In addition to this, you will support the CDJP staff in accompanying the community committees and impart the respective skills required.
- You will support networking with similar dialogue initiatives between local residents and refugees at other ZFD partners.
- You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the sponsor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. To achieve this, you will work in close collaboration with the partner organisation.
- You have a university degree in Social Sciences, Religious Studies, Ethnology, African Studies, Pedagogy or Psychology.
- You have professional experience with a focus on peace work, preferably in a church context, ideally in relation to Africa.
- You have knowledge and experience in organisational development, project management and advocacy related to refugee and displaced persons work.
- You are very willing to travel to work in close contact with the network members.
- You enjoy the close cooperation with the diocesan church of Cameroon and can also achieve success within simple structures.
- You are a member of a Christian church, identify with the church profile of AGIAMONDO and convincingly support the goals and concerns of church development cooperation.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen and speak very good French and English.
What AGIAMONDO offers
- Individual and comprehensive 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 detailed application by 12 February 2020 at the latest.