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Social worker for extracurricular educational work with young people (m/f/d), Dili, Timor-Leste


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 Timor-Leste, 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 Foinsa’e Unidade Dezenvolve Futuru (FUNDEF), we are looking for a

Social worker for extracurricular educational work with young people (m/d/f), Dili, Timor-Leste

to start as soon as possible.



Your new role

Since 2010, the young Timorese NGO Foinsa’e Unidade Dezenvolve Futuru (FUNDEF) has been committed to youth social work, originally with the aim of combating violence and crime in its district of Bairo Pite (Dili).

Thanks to the success of its work with young people, FUNDEF has expanded its sphere of work and action over the years. For example, FUNDEF is currently active in Dili as well as the districts of Liquica, Bobonaro and Baucau. The focus of the work continues to be on informal, peace educational youth social work. Over the years, the NGO has also broadened its scope and now additionally addresses problems such as gender inequality, domestic violence and environmental protection.

Bogóta is suitable as a location for families with children, with international schools, nurseries and a good health care system.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will support the programme team of five in the field of extracurricular peace education and offer (peace) educational training.
  • You will advise the management team on enhancing the organisational profile and provide support in establishing and implementing an outcome-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation system for internal processes.
  • You will conduct networking with other organisations, identify new opportunities for cooperation and build on partnerships.
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with FUNDEF.

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree in, for example, social work, social education or another social science degree specialising in peace-building or youth work or you have completed vocational training in the field of social work and have several years of professional experience with a focus on peace-building or youth work.
  • You have at least 2 years of professional experience working with young people.
  • You are familiar with the methods and concepts of peace education and have knowledge of project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Your written and spoken English language skills are very good. You are prepared to learn the national and working language Tetum with language teachers as part of your preparations and once in the country.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGIAMONDO 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

We look forward to receiving your application by February 23, 2020, at the latest.

Please use the online application form on our website.


Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Jacqueline Kallmeyer


Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln

E-Mail: jobs@agiamondo.org