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Organisational developer with experience in human rights work (m/f/d), Makeni, 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 organizations 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.

To advance the organizational development processes of our partner organization Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CDHR) and to support its work for a peaceful, gender-equitable and democratic social culture, we are looking for an

Organisational developer with experience in human rights work (m/f/d), Makeni, Sierra Leone

to start as soon as possible.



Your new role

The Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CDHR) is an experienced civil-social organization that has been working since the end of the civil war towards the consolidation of peace, the strengthening of constitutional processes and the inclusion of marginalized groups of the population in four districts in northern Sierra Leone. Marginalized groups are often denied access to justice and a fair legal process. The opportunities for women and girls to participate in social, economic and political life are severely limited, especially in rural areas. Violence against women and girls is an alarming phenomenon characterized by a culture of silence and impunity for perpetrators. In communities affected by commercial activity, the resources available are often not used for the good of the people. This increases impoverishment and those affected are left without compensation. Through your work, you will support the further development and professionalization of the organization on the one hand, and, on the other, work with your colleagues to strengthen structures at community level in order to improve access to justice. In doing so, you will help to ensure that the rights and aspirations of women, girls, young people and rural populations in particular are protected.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will support ongoing organizational development processes and accompany the management in the sustainable implementation of internal guidelines and regulations.
  • You will deepen your colleagues’ knowledge of project management and the preparation of project applications and reports.
  • You will support your colleagues in monitoring court processes and detention facilities to demand necessary measures, for example the improvement of conditions in detention facilities as well as fair and fast court proceedings.
  • You will strengthen community-based structures to systematically document and report human rights violations and improve access to justice.
  • You will develop needs-oriented training for various target groups and create training documents.
  • Working with your colleagues, you will refine existing advocacy approaches and provide support in the planning and implementation of campaigns, especially for human rights and against violence against women and girls.
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with CDHR.

Your Profile

  • You have a university degree in social sciences, law, political science, peace and conflict research, human rights and democratization or another field relevant to the work.
  • You have international professional experience in organizational development and possess methods and experience in participatory project management in the context of human rights work, ideally in Africa.
  • You are experienced in the development and implementation of advocacy and media strategies to support participatory processes for changing social norms and strengthening community-based structures and constitutional processes.  
  • You are used to creating and implementing needs-oriented training concepts.
  • You are fluent in English and are prepared to learn Krio, ideally also Temne.
  • You identify with Christian values and with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers

  • Individual and thorough preparation
  • Three-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

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 18/04/2021. Please use the online application form in 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.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Jacqueline Kallmeyer


Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln