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.
In order to support the Diocese of Apartadó's social work and pastoral counselling in setting up contact points for victims of violence, we are seeking a
Psychologist / Social Scientist for psychosocial support and memory work (m/f/d), Apartadó, Colombia
Your new role
For many years now, the Diocese of Apartadó has been promoting the development of a culture of peace and supporting victims of the armed conflict in Colombia. In light of current reconciliation efforts, the social work and pastoral counselling are aimed at supporting community processes to promote truth and social justice. In particular, it strengthens indigenous, Afro-Colombian and farming communities.
One measure of its peace work consists of helping those affected process their experiences through psychosocial contact points. Their aim is to establish a network of contact points (Centros de Escucha) with socially committed volunteers from the communities. The psychosocial support is to be based on listening, attention and collective processing, while also including artistic elements (e.g., theatre, music, poetry, mural painting). You can watch a video here:
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
What AGIAMONDO offers
We look forward to receiving your complete online application (cover letter, Europass CV, certificates in *PDF format) by no later than 21/03/2021 via the Vacancies section of our website.
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.
Currently, many of our development workers work from home. Some of them had to leave their places of work temporarily and stay in their home countries. Whether and when development workers can work on the ground on projects again, we will decide in each individual case responsibly and together with the partners.