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Social scientist for strengthening women's rights and gender-sensitive approaches (m/f/d), Bogotá, Colombia #3432


The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) 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 peace-building 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 Colombia, the AGEH aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation using CPS peace-building measures.

In order to strengthen the gender perspective in civil society processes in dealing with a violent past and human rights violations, at the earliest possible opportunity, we are seeking for our partner organization Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres to recruit a

Social scientist for strengthening women's rights and gender-sensitive approaches (m/f/d), Bogotá, Colombia



Your new field of activity

The Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres is an alliance of about 300 women's organizations and groups with different ethnic and social backgrounds. For 20 years it has been pursuing the aim of documenting the effects of the armed internal conflict in Colombia on women's lives and demanding their right to come to terms with this, to truth, to reparation and non-repetition, and to ensure that the gender perspective is taken into account. The peace agreement signed in 2016 initiated new processes to come to terms with the past marked by violence and created an important basis for the accompaniment and defence of victims' rights.

More than ever before, women's movements have succeeded in establishing themselves as an important player, both in preparing the way for and in negotiating the peace agreement. Our partner organisation would like to use its many years of experience to help ensure that female-specific concerns and experiences of violence are taken into account in the process of dealing with the past. They are supporting the Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres at a historic moment in time so that the concerns of the women affected by the conflict can be included in the final report of the Truth Commission. This should help to establish the right of women to reparation and guarantees for non-repetition, as well as to promote an inclusive democratic society in the long term.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • You support the documentation and systematization of human rights violations against women on the basis of the working approach of the Truth Commission.
  • You work together with Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres for drawing up recommendations and advising the Truth Commission on the integration of the gender perspective.
  • You support the Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres in the documentation and systematization of the female-specific working approach and the internal institutional anchoring.
  • You strengthen local processes of truth-finding and information gathering among the member organizations and groups of the Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres.
  • You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of the AGEH. In doing so, you work in partnership with the Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres.


Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree in the field of social sciences, psychology, international studies, gender studies or any other field relevant to the job and have gathered at least five years of experience in human rights work.
  • You have methodological knowledge and experience in the documentation and systematisation of information, especially in women's work and patriarchal societies.
  • You have experience in processing the past and of processes of transitional justice in post-conflict societies and have a high level of sensitivity for and competency in gender-specific issues.
  • You are physically and mentally resilient and willing to travel regularly to rural areas of Colombia and to work outside normal office hours.
  • You can speak and write Spanish very well.
  • You are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland and identify with Christian values and the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGEH 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
  • Work within the AGEH efficacy model

We look forward to receiving your application by August 23, 2019.

Please use our online application form on our job portal.

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Herr David Breunsbach-Riesner


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklungshilfe (AGEH)
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln

E-Mail: jobs@ageh.org