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Specialist for interreligious dialogue and trauma work (m/f/x), Nairobi, Kenya


AGIAMONDO e.V. is the personnel service of German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (ZFD), we offer professionals the opportunity for meaningful service in cooperation with local development actors. The 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 Kenya, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation there through peacebuilding measures.

To support the interreligious peace work, we are looking for the Missionaries of Africa (Mafr) and the Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) for the next possible date a


Specialist for interreligious dialogue and trauma work (m/f/x), Nairobi, Kenya





Your new role

In Kenya, religious tensions and mutual loss of trust are increasingly becoming a reality. Along religious lines, Kenyan society is increasingly experiencing division. These developments can become the breeding ground for violence with a religious character.

Here, the Catholic Church has the mission to create a peaceful relationship with the followers of other religions.

IRDIS stands for the formation of religious leaders and clergy through academic programs at Tangaza University College that focus on the need for peace between religions. In addition, IRDIS implements outreach programs to advance practical work in IRD and peacebuilding.

In the continuation of the cooperation, the priority will be to strengthen the capacities of IRDIS internally as well as in outreach programs in the areas of trauma work and transitional justice. Likewise, previously developed content in the areas of gender and IRD will be consolidated. 


Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • Development of didactic materials in the areas of interreligious dialogue, trauma work and transitional justice and implementation of trainings in these areas.
  • Collaboration in the field of further training of staff and multipliers in the areas of trauma work and transitional justice as well as gender and peacebuilding. 
  • Expansion of training capacities for outreach programs in the field of IRD and peacebuilding.
  • Consolidation of knowledge management and quality assurance of interventions (APM&E).
  • Properly disburse and manage funds in the field according to donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. In doing so, they work in partnership with Mafr and IRDIS.


Your profile


  • You have a Master's degree in a relevant field e.g. peace and conflict studies, religious studies, psychology or social sciences.
  • You bring experience in international IRD work and have already worked in a university context. Previous experience with gender-specific programs is desirable.
  • You have practical experience in trauma and peace work and are familiar with methods of peace-oriented education and the development of teaching, educational and communication materials.
  • You possess a Class B driver's license and are business fluent in English. Knowledge of French is desirable. 
  • You are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland, belong to a Christian church and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.


What AGIAMONDO offers

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


We look forward to receiving your meaningful application in *pdf format (Europass cover letter, resume, references) by 26/02/23 at the latest via our job portal.


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 applicable hygiene and distance rules.

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