Consultant for global climate justice and sustainable development (m/f/d), Aachen, Germany

From development service to world service – world service workers from the Global South contribute their expertise, cultural and social background and productive otherness to the work of German church-based and non-profit NGOs in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The world is in a global crisis and social-ecological change is required to address it. Shaping the transformation will call for the participation of all people in this world. Climate change is already well advanced, ecosystems and people need urgent protection. It is important in this context to recognize the perspectives and responsibilities. It is largely the countries of the Global North that are responsible for climate change. Everyone is affected, but people from the Global South are underrepresented in the public debate.

In order to give educational work and lobbying in Germany a credible and significant voice with first-hand information, AGIAMONDO, on behalf of MISEREOR is looking for a

Consultant for global climate justice and sustainable development (m/f/d), Aachen, Germany

Your new area of responsibility

MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organization for Development Cooperation. Regardless of col-our, ethnicity, gender or religion, we champion those people who are denied the right to a life of dignity, freedom and sufficient and healthy nutrition. As equals, we work together with our partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support these people to improve their lives sustainably and out of their own re-sources. In the light of global socio-ecological challenges, we raise awareness of the causes of injustice, poverty and climate change and advocate for political change in Germany and Europe.
Your contribution to the development of educational materials and events as well as in lobbying will contribute to improving the credibility and the depth of information. Bringing in professional and personal perspectives from the Global South will help to overcome the global distance and thus also support the emotional component in educational work. In addition to your expertise, you can contribute your network contacts to development policy work in Germany, as well as develop new formats for educational work and lobbying from your own context-specific experience.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • With your expertise, you will work as part of a team for MISEREOR’s educational, public relations and campaign work and support the development of the information network.
  • You will design your own formats for information and educational events, including information and teaching materials for the topics of climate justice and intercultural education.
  • As part of the team, you will prepare strategies and establish new strategic contacts for the further development of educational and lobbying activities in the field of energy politics.
  • You will work on planning, preparation of materials for and implementation of educational events for the Lent campaign in schools, communities and educational institutions.

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree and have at least two years of professional experience.
  • You have very good knowledge of global contexts in the field of development politics and environmental and climate protection, and bring knowledge of your country’s national energy and climate politics, and ideally also international energy and climate politics.
  • You have already been able to impart knowledge with motivating speeches and presentations and ideally have experience in lobbying.
  • You already have a basic knowledge of German (ideally at least B1) and are willing to build on this. You also have knowledge of English or French.
  • You are outgoing and enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Your working style is well structured, you are very reliable and you possess excellent organizational skills.
  • You are well connected in a civil society and are at home in an African country. After your contract years, you will be able to make use of your experience and network effectively in your home country.

What AGIAMONDO offers

  • Comprehensive support for all administrative issues: visa, work permit, residence permit, etc.
  • Three-year German employment contract starting from 01/02/2022 including appropriate social security and remuneration.
  • Support in social integration.
  • Comprehensive country, language, professional and personal preparation and support during your contract.
  • Support in sharing your experiences and networks in your home country.

We look forward to receiving your detailed application in German or English by 05/12/2021.
Please use the online application form in the Vacancies section of our website.

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