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Coordinator of the CPS Programme (m/f/d), Bogotá, Colombia

 

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:

  • You will continually develop the national strategy and the national programme of AGIAMONDO CPS in dialogue with the local church and partner organisations.
  • You will plan new partnerships, clarify personnel requirements and prepare project applications and the reporting to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • You will be responsible for the annual financial planning of the national programme and will manage the use of resources.
  • You will be responsible for public relations for CPS in Colombia and support the public relations of AGIAMONDO in Germany.
  • You will actively facilitate networking among the partner organisations involved in the programme and promote cooperation and communication with other relevant national and international organisations and actors.
  • You will accompany the CPS development workers and partner organisations in their lives and work on the ground.

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree, preferably in the social sciences or humanities.
  • You have leadership and coordination experience, including personnel responsibility, in development cooperation, preferably gained in Latin America, as well as project experience in civil peace work.
  • You have sound knowledge of organisational development as well as programme and project management, which also includes responsibility for large budgets.
  • You already have knowledge and experience in the areas of peace-building and reconciliation work.
  • You are diplomatic and have exceptional intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
  • You identify with the church profile of AGIAMONDO and convincingly support the goals and concerns of church development cooperation.
  • You have a very good command of Spanish and speak very good German.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and a member of a Christian church.

What AGIAMONDO offers

  • Individual and thorough preparation
  • Three-year contract (with an option for renewal), social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz), as well as a bonus for a particularly noteworthy role
  • Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

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.

 

Corona - Information for applicants

Dear applicants,

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.

 

Your contact person

Ms Jacqueline Kallmeyer

Contact

AGIAMONDO e.V.
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln