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Pedagogue, Sociologist for Church-Related Peace Work (m/f/d), Bujumbura, Burundi


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 the Great Lakes region, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the region through peace-building measures.

To support the Justice and Peace Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Burundi we are looking for a

Pedagogue, Sociologist for
Church-Related Peace Work (m/f/d),
Bujumbura, Burundi



Your new role

The CEJP (Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace) is a commission of the Bishops’ Conference of Burundi. Its aim is to promote justice and peace within the framework of Christian social teaching, and it contributes to a consolidation of peace nationwide. The work of the CEJP focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Burundian dioceses and the diocesan Justice and Peace structures (CDJP – Diocesan Commissions for Justice and Peace) in the fields of peace, democratization, conflict transformation and reconciliation. The CEJP has developed a broad portfolio of activities with which it dedicates itself to the cause of respecting human rights and reconciliation.
Through your support you will help to expand peace and reconciliation work and promote further methodological and professional development.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will plan and support the further training of colleagues and volunteers of the diocesan commissions in reconciliation and remembrance work and peaceful conflict resolution.
  • You will oversee reconciliation initiatives and support your colleagues through different approaches and methods of designing remembrance processes and developing concepts for dealing appropriately with a violent past.
  • You will support the CEJP network in accompanying youth groups and implementing their projects so that youths can actively participate in social, economic and political life and work towards a culture of peace.
  • You will advise the CEJP team on coordinating and networking with the Diocesan Commissions for Justice and Peace in Burundi (CDJPs) and strengthen the relevant structures and processes.
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. You will work in close collaboration with the CEJP.

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree as an educator, adult educator or ethnologist, or in a similar humanities/social sciences subject, and have acquired at least two years of professional experience, ideally outside of Europe.
  • You are familiar with processing and commemoration methods and have professional experience and expertise in church-related peace and reconciliation work with young people and adults.
  • You have experience in adult education and are used to shaping further education processes, designing training concepts and developing appropriate teaching materials.
  • You know how to use participative methods and are experienced in working with young people.
  • As a member of the Catholic Church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
  • 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 complete online application (cover letter, Europass CV, certificates in *PDF format) by no later than 08/11/2020 via the Vacancies section on our website.


Corona - Information for applicants

Dear applicants,

even in the current situation, we will gladly accept your application via the online application portal. We are currently conducting the selection process online. We offer our preparatory courses as digital services and partly also as face-to-face courses in cologne in compliance with the necessary hygiene regulations.
Currently, many of our development workers work from home. Some had to leave their places of work temporarily and stay in their home countries. We hope that the global situation will continue to improve and that we will be able to make a responsible decision, together with our partners, to have development workers on the ground working on projects again.

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