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 specialists the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local development 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. Together with church and civil-social partners in Colombia, the AGEH aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation and sustainable and equitable development of the country using peace-building measures.
In order to support the psycho-social work of the Social Pastoral of the Diocese of Buenaventura, at the earliest opportunity, we are looking for a
Social Scientist, Psychologist for the Accompaniment of Victims
of Violence (m/f/d), Buenaventura, Colombia
Your new field of activity
Even after the peace treaty between the government and the FARC guerrillas in 2016, the effects of the long civil war in Colombia are still omnipresent. Large sections of the population are suffering under the consequences. In the diocese of Buenaventura, poverty, poor supply conditions and numerous armed conflicts over power, natural resources and land are exacerbating this situation.
In this context, the Social Pastoral of the Diocese of Buenaventura offers psycho-social support for victims of violence. It also helps indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in the region to organise themselves and stand up for their rights. It is recognised by the population as an important player and has established itself as a defender of human rights and supporter of civil society.
As part of an experienced team, you will help to further expand the psycho-social support programme of the Diocese. You will work in an advisory capacity on the development of concepts for local memory work and for dealing with a violent past, thus contributing to sustainable peace and social justice in Colombia. The inclusion of artistic elements such as theatre pedagogy, music, poetry or mural painting is also desired in order to promote collective processes for coming to terms with the past in rural and urban communities.
You will be responsible for the following tasks:
What AGEH offers
We look forward to receiving your application by November 28, 2019.
Please use our online application form on our job portal.