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:
What AGEH offers
We look forward to receiving your application by June 4, 2019.