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Coordinator of the CPS Programme (m/f/d), Freetown, Sierra Leone

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 Sierra Leone, 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), Freetown, Sierra Leone


Your new role - responsible and challenging

Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Sierra Leone has been dealing with the causes of the war and reconciliation between the parties involved in the conflict.

AGIAMONDO has been involved in Sierra Leone since 2003 with its CPS national programme. AGIAMONDO's CPS national programme supports the work of partner organisations, for example in the political education of young people and disadvantaged population groups (e.g. women) and by advising organisations in the areas of natural resource governance and access to the legal system. AGIAMONDO's experts also support local organisations in their advocacy and lobbying activities.

As a coordinator, you will shape and manage the CPS national programme in Sierra Leone 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 in Freetown is also suitable for families with children as it offers renowned multilingual educational establishments and a good infrastructure.

This video provides insight into the work of the CPS in Sierra Leone.

Specifically, this includes the following tasks:

  • You will continually develop the national strategy and the CPS national programme of AGIAMONDO 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 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 specialised CPS staff and partner organisations in their lives and work on the ground.
  • You will work in partnership with the coordinators of the other CPS sponsor (BfdW) towards ensuring a common CPS direction in Sierra Leone and incorporate AGIAMONDO's CPS into this with its own profile.

Your Profile

  • You have completed a university degree, preferably in the social sciences or humanities. Peacekeeping qualifications are advantageous.
  • You have several years of professional experience in development cooperation or peace work in the Global South, preferably gained in church or civil society organisations.
  • You have consulting skills and in-depth knowledge of programme and project management, including responsibility for 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 English and speak very good German.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and a member of a Christian church.

What AGIAMONDO offers

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 19 July 2021 at the latest.

Please use the online application form in the Job market 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, several 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


Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln