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Trainer for Conflict Transformation & Mediation of Land Conflicts (m/f/d), Soroti, Uganda


AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the 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 Uganda, AGIAMONDO wants to contribute to civil conflict management there and to the sustainable just development of the country through peacebuilding measures.

In order to strengthen our partner organization Teso Religious Leaders' Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation (TERELEPAR) we are looking for a

Trainer for Conflict Transformation & Mediation of Land Conflicts (m/f/x), Soroti, Uganda




Your new role

TERELEPAR was founded in 2001 by religious leaders of different faith communities in the then Teso region to contribute to peacekeeping in the region and to promote peaceful coexistence. TERELEPAR educates people about their rights in the area of land use and ownership and tries to contribute to non-violent mediation in acute cases of land expropriation and conflict. The partner organization aims to strengthen capacities for nonviolent management of land conflicts and to build appropriate spaces for dialogue that facilitate a shift in thinking toward nonviolence and create pathways for reconciliation. Through the organization's network, there are many opportunities for exchange and cooperation with other peace actors. 

Conflicts in Uganda are often related to pastoralist lifestyles of the people. Cattle rustling among neighboring peoples and disputes over land use and ownership are among the most pressing causes of conflict. You will support the partner organization in developing non-violent solutions and train multipliers in civil conflict management and non-violent communication

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:


  • You will support TERELEPAR in establishing a mediation center.
  • Supporting the network work with the aim of generating financial means for the project work.
  • Preparation and implementation of trainings in the field of peace work with the aim of building the capacity of the team.
  • Together with the partner organization, develop strategies to resolve land conflicts and actively participate in their implementation. 
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds in the field according to donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO's requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the partner organization.

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in peace and conflict studies, political science or a related field and have already gained professional experience in non-European countries, preferably in Africa.
  • You have experience in mediation and/or knowledge of peacebuilding methods and are able to communicate these well.
  • You have very good English language skills.
  • A driver's license and driving experience are mandatory.
  • You are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland and as a member of a Christian church you convincingly support the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGIAMONDO offer


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

We are looking forward to receiving your complete online application in *pdf format (cover letter, Europass CV, certificates) by 12.02.2023 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 the applicable hygiene and distancing rules.

Please also read our current information on vaccinations.

Your contact person

Ms Sara Auth


Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln