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Social Scientist for Networking (m/f/x) in Bogotá, Colombia

 

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the personnel service of German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service we offer professionals the opportunity for meaningful service in cooperation with local development actors. The Civil Peace Service (ZFD) is a personnel program for violence prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. It works for a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Together with church and civil society partner organizations in Colombia, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation there and to the sustainable just development of the country through peacebuilding measures.

To support our peace policy work in Bogotá and other regions of Colombia, we are looking for a

Social Scientist for Networking (m/f/x) in Bogotá, Colombia

to start as soon as possible

                    

 

 

Your new role

The national network "Red Nacional en Democracia y Paz (RNDP)" is an association of about 90 smaller grassroots organizations working all over the country. The member organizations are organized into six regional nodes and work in areas such as peacebuilding, human rights, political participation and democracy, and environmental conflicts. The RNDP promotes exchange among member organizations and is also intended to strengthen the organizations' political advocacy.

A ZFD professional is expected to enhance the processes, structures, agendas, and working approaches of the RNDP through their external and complementary perspective. In addition, the network will be strengthened in advocacy work through the design and implementation of trainings ("escuela politica") on this topic.

With the new government under President Gustavo Petro, a "window of opportunity" is currently emerging for peace and democracy promotion in Colombia, enabling civil society organizations to become more involved in helping to shape political processes and social reforms. This is part of the work of the RNDP.

 

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • In close cooperation with the RNDP Coordination Committee, you will plan, design and implement the idea of a "political school" for the education and training of leaders of the organizations.
  • Furthermore, you will design training measures (including workshops, virtual training offers) on the topics of advocacy/political lobbying/political education.
  • You will provide needs-based advice to RNDP member organizations in the area of advocacy/political advocacy.
  • You will assist in the content preparation and implementation of workshops and seminars on democracy, peace and the environment and maintain relationships with strategic allies and experts* in these topics.
  • You will support RNDP in public relations, knowledge management, and at the national level in logistical-administrative processes, and in building a sustainable financial concept.

 

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in social, political or peace sciences or a comparable subject.
  • You have at least three years of professional experience in advocacy and/or lobbying as well as good project management skills.
  • You can demonstrate expertise in at least one of the three thematic areas (peace, democracy, environmental conflicts) and have experience working with organizations and networks.
  • You have excellent Spanish language skills, additional German and/or English language skills are an advantage.
  • You are an EU citizen or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.


What AGIAMONDO offer

 

  • Individual and comprehensive preparation
  • Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the
  • Development Aid Act
  • Further training in the country, language or other specialist areas, as well as coaching and supervision, individual counseling.

We look forward to receiving your meaningful application by 12.02.2023 at the latest.

 

Corona - Information for applicants

Dear applicants,

we are conducting the selection procedure online. Preparatory work is taking place in person in Cologne, in compliance with the applicable hygiene and distancing rules.

Please also read our current information on vaccinations.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Sara Auth

Kontakt

AGIAMONDO e.V.
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln