Research Associate Peace and Conflict Studies (m/f/x)

Makeni, Sierra Leone
University of Makeni (UNIMAK)
3 Years
Research Associate Peace and Conflict Studies (m/f/x)
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Your tasks

  • You actively shape the development of a center of excellence for applied research at the University of Makeni and advise on: Data collection, publication, and the link to practical application at the community level.
  • You will teach staff valuable research methods and techniques.
  • They undertake teaching activities in the area of resource equity and guide students on their journey.
  • You will supervise graduate students in the planning, development, and implementation of research projects.
  • Together with students and UNIMAK staff, you will promote collaboration with local communities.
  • You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds on site according to donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with UNIMAK.


Your profile

  • You have a university degree in a relevant field.
  • You bring at least 5 years of professional experience in scientific work, research and teaching.
  • Your excellent communication and teamwork skills set you apart.
  • Your motivation to work in the field of community-based development is palpable. You appreciate the value of collaboration in a multicultural environment. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory.
  • You are an EU citizen or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.


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Our benefits - your impetus

We want you to feel good working with us:

Subsistence payments

12 subsistence payments (and a prorated 13th) are based on your degree, experience, marital status, and your obligations to support your dependants. Other allowances will be considered on an individual basis.

Social benefits

Social insurance includes statutory pension, accident and unemployment insurance as well as health insurance for you and the dependants accompanying you.

Private insurance

In addition to statutory insurance, we also take out private insurance including professional and personal liability as well as accident insurance.

Personnel development

Individual seminars including language and safety courses ensure your personal development and effectively strengthen your work on location.

Health care

We bear the costs for medical examinations, the health check beforehand and vaccinations to ensure you are perfectly prepared for your assignment.

Cost coverage

We bear the costs for rent and consumption. The pro-rata costs for furnishing your accommodation depend on the number of people living there.

"Being able to contribute to a more peaceful world through my work motivates and gives me joy."

AGIAMONDO Co-worker about their daily work and life Columbia

Your work with AGIAMONDO and UNIMAK

Responsible and challenging

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer professionals the opportunity for meaningful service in cooperation with local development actors. The CPS 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 Sierra Leone, AGIAMONDO wants to contribute to the civil conflict resolution there and to the sustainable and just development of the country through peacebuilding measures.


The University of Makeni (UNIMAK) was founded in 2005 as the Fatima Institute and later received recognition as a private, Catholic university by the state "Tertiary Education Commission". UNIMAK formally belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone. The Good Governance Project is part of the university's "Social Transformation Sector" and focuses on supporting state institutions and studying the consequences of poor governance and inadequate implementation of decentralization processes.



From the application to the preparation contract

How can I apply?

We will gladly accept your online application. You will receive feedback approximately 14 days after the application deadline.

What follows positive feedback?

We will invite you to the next available selection day. You will receive information about the procedure in advance.

What do the selection days involve?

Over the course of two days, we will provide you with specific information about the conditions and framework. We will also conduct selection interviews with you.

What happens after that?

If we consider you to be a good match for the assignment, we will request your consent to introduce you to the partner organisation. You will then receive a contract for the preparation period.

What does preparation include?

All specialists receive extensive training for 3 - 4 months in Cologne to prepare them intensively for their assignment.



Jacqueline Kallmeyer

Personnel Recruitment

+49 221 8896 -271

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