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Trainer for JRS Peace and Reconciliation Work with Refugees (m/f/d), Adjumani, Uganda #3457


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 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 Uganda, the AGEH aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation using CPS peacebuilding measures.

In order to support our partner organisation Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) we are seeking a

Trainer for JRS Peace and Reconciliation Work with Refugees (m/f/d), Adjumani, Uganda



Your new role

In Uganda, forcibly displaced persons are received with an open policy. Due to the provided right to freedom of movement and work, some refugees manage to migrate to urban areas, while others still live in camps. With more than 1.4 million refugees, Uganda is Africa's largest host country. More than one million of them have fled conflicts in South Sudan or the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last two years.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a global humanitarian organization, the mission of which is to accompany and support refugees and to defend their rights. JRS Uganda provides access to education, promotes the sustainable development of independent livelihoods and provides emergency and social assistance. A peace and reconciliation programme is currently underway at the Adjumani site to resolve prejudices and tensions between the various ethnic groups.

Watch this video to gain an impression of past JRS projects in Adjumani.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will advise the partner organisation on its long-term strategy in the field of peacebuilding and non-violent conflict transformation.
  • You will support the JRS Coordinator in the implementation and further development of the overall programme to resolve ethnic conflicts.
  • You will ensure close cooperation with national and international stakeholders on the subject of refugees and maintain contacts with local communities.
  • You will develop tools for data collection and research on refugees in the region and evaluate the results.
  • You will support the further development and implementation of project planning, monitoring and evaluation and provide training in this area.
  • You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the sponsor guidelines and AGEH specifications. In doing so, you will work in close collaboration with JRS.

Your profile

  • You have a relevant degree in social or political sciences, social work or peace and conflict research and have ideally already gained professional experience in conflict regions in Africa.
  • You have initial professional experience in conflict transformation and project management, ideally in conflict regions in Africa.
  • You are familiar with social science methods, can carry out research work and process collected data.
  • You have already gained experience in group processes and feel that you are capable of moderating them.
  • You communicate fluently in written and oral English and ideally have basic knowledge of Arabic.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and, as a member of a Christian church, you identify with and support the goals and concerns of church development and peace work with a strong sense of conviction.

What AGEH offers

  • Individual and thorough preparation
  • A two-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 November 3, 2019.

Please use our online application form on our job portal.


Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Annette Hausmann


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklungshilfe (AGEH)
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln

E-Mail: jobs@ageh.org