Advisor for GIS and land surveying for the mediation of land conflicts (m/f/x)

Your tasks: 

  • You will support the further training of employees of the Diocese of Moroto in dealing with land rights issues, particularly in the areas of land surveying, documentation of property claims and the use of geoinformation systems.
  • With your technical expertise in the above-mentioned areas, you will support the activities of the Land Department in non-violent conflict resolution, especially in the context of land conflict mediation.
  • You will strengthen the strategic planning of the activities of the Land Unit of the Diocese of Moroto.
  • You will support networking, coordination and cooperation between different actors working on land rights in the region.
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and administration of CPS funds on the ground in accordance with donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. You will work in partnership with the land department of the Diocese of Moroto.

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in geography, agriculture, forestry, environmental or climate sciences, sustainable development or a comparable specialisation.
  • You are characterised by knowledge of land surveying and a confident use of geographic information systems (GIS).
  • You have experience of working outside Europe, ideally in Africa.
  • You are fluent in English and have a car driving licence.
  • Experience in organising and conducting training courses and workshops is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory methods of conflict management and transformation are a bonus.
  • You are an EU citizen or Swiss national and, as a member of a Christian church, you are committed to the goals and concerns of church development and peace work

Your work with AGIAMONDO and the Diocese of Moroto

Responsible and challenging
AGIAMONDO e.V. is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. The Civil Peace Service (CPS) offers 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 Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

The land department of the diocese of Moroto plays an important role in the challenging circumstances of the Karamoja region. Violent clashes regularly occur here due to resource discoveries, population growth and cattle rustling, which have a major impact on the daily lives of the Karamajong population. In this context, there is an urgent need for education on land rights issues. The Land Unit is particularly committed to protecting communal land through collective land titles in order to prevent land grabbing and secure people's livelihoods.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Jacqueline Kallmeyer


Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln