Social Scientist for Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (m/f/x), Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi
Commission Diocésaine Justice et Paix
3 Years
Social Scientist for Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (m/f/x), Bujumbura, Burundi
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Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • As part of the team, you will accompany reconciliation processes in the context of a violent past, train and support CDJP staff*, pastors and community committees in the areas of reconciliation work, conflict management and non-violent communication.
  • In addition, you will share your knowledge of facilitation and training techniques with the CDJP team.
  • You will assist in the coordination of the CDJP network (community committees and other groups) and strengthen the organizational structures.
  • To develop and implement specific policies and strategies, you will provide your expertise and assist in the development and management of projects.
  • You will be responsible for the proper expenditure and management of funds in the field according to donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO's requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with CDJP Bujumbura.

Your profile

  • You have a degree in peace studies or social sciences, education or comparable.
  • You have relevant knowledge and professional experience in memory work, in dealing with a violent past and in conflict transformation.
  • Furthermore, you have knowledge in organizational development, project management or APME (analysis, planning, monitoring, evaluation).
  • Communication and consulting skills are among your strengths and you have diplomatic skills and intercultural communication skills for a culturally sensitive interaction with stakeholders.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken French; knowledge of English is desirable.
  • You identify yourself as a member of a Christian church, with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work, support these convincingly and are willing to participate in church life.
  • You have a class B driver's license and are an EU or Swiss citizen.


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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.

"The most awesome thing is when an idea emerges from different points of view"

CPS-worker about her daily work and life in Kenya

Your work with AGIAMONDO and CDJP

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 Burundi, AGIAMONDO wants to contribute to the civil conflict resolution there and to the sustainable and just development of the country as well as the Great Lakes region through peacebuilding measures.


The CDJP (Commission Diocésaine Justice et Paix) Bujumbura is a structure of the Archdiocese of Bujumbura. It aims to promote justice and peace within the framework of Christian social teaching and accompanies processes of non-violent conflict transformation and reconciliation within the archdiocese. In doing so, the CDJP, as part of the archdiocese, sets signs for the protection of peace in Burundi and thus has an impact beyond the diocesan borders. The CDJP's work focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Justitia et Pax structures in the parishes as well as through a network of committed volunteers. In doing so, the CDJP is committed to the areas of peace and reconciliation, as well as human rights and social justice. Through your support, you will help to strengthen and further develop the work of the CDJP for peace, conflict transformation and reconciliation. You will participate in CDJP's coordination role in justice and peace work within the Archdiocese of Bujumbura. They accompany the capacity building of women staff and can thus make an effective contribution in the peace and reconciliation work of the Archdiocese in the context of a past burdened by violence.

Bujumbura is the economic capital and the largest city in Burundi. As such, it offers a good supply and infrastructure as well as a society characterized by diversity. At the same time, it has the calm and relaxed atmosphere of a rather small city on Lake Tanganyika.


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.



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