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 Sri Lanka, 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 Caritas Sri Lanka - Social and Economic Development Centre (Caritas SL - SEDEC), we are looking for a
Social Scientist (m/f/d) for Interfaith Peace and Reconciliation Work, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Your new role
Caritas SL - SEDEC is the national secretariat of the National Catholic Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka and carries out its work in 13 dioceses. The focus is on civil peacebuilding, crisis prevention and conflict resolution, and human rights.
You will support Caritas SL - SEDEC and its diocesan specialised agencies in the implementation of a common strategy in the field of dealing with the past, reconciliation and non-violent conflict transformation, thus contributing to the consolidation of social structures and the development of a culture of tolerance and peace. In particular, contact, understanding and reconciliation are to be promoted between Sinhalese and Tamils and interreligious dialogue. Directly involved in a recognised church organisation, you will support the internal Caritas team in programme work and cooperation with the diocesan specialist agencies, strengthen networks between stakeholders, and establish and ex-pand violence prevention services in and with the communities. Together with your colleagues, you will strengthen constructive conflict management in the community and promote interreligious and interethnic dialogue.
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) via our job portal by 02.05.2021 at the latest.
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 offices. We will decide whether and when development workers can work on the ground on projects again on a case-by-case basis, in a responsible manner and in consultation with our partners.