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 Colombia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.
Coordinator of the CPS Programme (m/f/d), Bogotá, Colombia
Your new role - responsible and challenging
For more than five decades, Colombia has been marked by conflicts between the military, paramilitary and guerrillas – with devastating consequences for the population. One reason for the conflicts is the extreme concentration of land ownership in the hands of just a few. Although the Colombian government and the FARC signed a peace agreement in 2016, peace has so far been fragile, and it is not certain if and when land reform will be implemented.
AGIAMONDO has been active in Colombia for 15 years with its CPS national programme. AGIAMONDO’s largest CPS national programme supports the work of the partner organisations, for example by training local journalists and advising human rights defenders who work on behalf of the communities when facing politicians and large landowners, or by supporting local NGOs in their advocacy and lobbying activities.
As a coordinator, you will shape and manage the CPS national programme in Colombia in coordination with the office in Cologne. Through programme development, you will contribute to quality assurance and the focus on effectiveness of the national programme, you will be the contact person for partner organisations and development workers and you will represent AGIAMONDO on the ground.
Your place of residence and work, Bogotá, is also suitable for families with children as it offers renowned multilingual educational establishments and good infrastructure.
Specifically, coordinations includes following tasks:
What AGIAMONDO offers
We look forward to receiving your detailed application in english or german in PDF format (cover letter, Europass CV, certificates) by no later than 02/05/2021 via the Vacancies section of our website.
Even in the current situation, we are happy to accept your application via the online application portal. We are conducting the selection procedure online. We also offer our preparatory measures as digital solutions.
Currently, some of our development workers are working from home. We will decide whether and when development workers can work on the ground on projects on a case-by-case basis, in a responsible manner and in consultation with our partners.