Social Scientist for Conflict Transformation (m/f/x)

Ngaoundéré, Cameroon
Comité Diocésain de Développement et des Activités Sociales (CODAS/ - CDJP)
3 Years
Social Scientist for Conflict Transformation (m/f/x)
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Your tasks

Your tasks

  • Development of training measures: You develop training measures for staff on inclusive conflict management, especially in relation to conflicts between IDPs and the local population.
  • Pedagogical methods: You develop and implement pedagogical methods to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.
  • Creating spaces for dialogue: You will design spaces for dialogue to promote peaceful coexistence and resolve social tensions.
  • Collaborating with decision-makers: You cooperate with decision-makers and traditional authorities in the context of social advocacy, especially in relation to resource conflicts.
  • 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 CODAS.

Your profile

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in peace and conflict studies, social sciences, education, political science, social work or another relevant field.
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience working with refugees.
  • You have experience in inclusive (intercultural and interreligious) work as well as in conflict transformation.
  • Practical knowledge in adult education and organizational development is an advantage.
  • You are fluent in French and English.
  • You have a valid driver's license.
  • You are an EU citizen or Swiss citizen and belong to a Christian church.

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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.

"It makes me proud when I see people start talking to each other through our dialogue offerings."

AGIAMONDO Co-worker about their daily work and life in Uganda

Your work with AGIAMONDO and CODAS – CDJP

Responsible and Challenging

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Cameroon, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

CDJP, CODAS Ngaoundéré leads the socio-pastoral work in the diocese of Ngaoundéré, which covers the province of Adamaoua. Through five departments, the organization promotes the population's access to education, health, justice and decent living conditions. The region is diverse in terms of religion and ethnicity, leading to ongoing conflicts. CODAS/Caritas' CDJP is committed to the integration of displaced people and equitable access to local resources in the Adamaoua region. The Ngaoundéré site offers recreational opportunities and basic health care and is easily accessible by road, rail, and air.

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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