Specialist for community-based conflict transformation (m/f/x)

Rumbek, South Sudan
The Diocese of Rumbek
3 Years
Specialist for community-based conflict transformation (m/f/x)
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Your tasks

  • Develop and implement training concepts on non-violent conflict transformation and strengthen local capacities in conflict management and transformation and psychosocial support.
  • Support the initiation of dialogue and reconciliation sessions within the communities.
  • Collaborate in the organization and implementation of local and international peace events (e.g. World Peace Day).
  • Establishing and strengthening sustainable networks with other peace partners in South Sudan.
  • Assist with all necessary organizational, administrative processes (communication, documentation and report writing) and fundraising for peace projects.
  • Responsible for the proper expenditure and management of funds in the field according to donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the JPC.


Your profile

  • You have a Master's degree in a relevant subject e.g. Peace & Security Studies, Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Law, Social Work or another relevant social science field.
  • You bring expertise in creating and implementing training concepts and have practical experience in peace work as well as conflict transformation. Knowledge of organizational development is a plus.
  • You have diplomatic skills and very good intercultural communication skills for a partnership approach with stakeholders.
  • Initial experience working and living in South Sudan is a plus.
  • You have a Class B driver's license and are business fluent in English. Knowledge of Arabic or Dinka is an advantage. 
  • You are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland 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.

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Your work with AGIAMONDO and the Diocese of Rumbek

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 Southsudan, AGIAMONDO wants to contribute to the civil conflict resolution there and to the sustainable and just development of the country through peacebuilding measures.


The JPC Unit is an office within the Pastoral Department of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek and contributes with its peace projects in the different communities to a more peaceful coexistence and non-violent handling of disputes and conflicts within and between communities. The unit also provides training in psychosocial support and sports for peace, and organizes commemoration ceremonies.

In the Diocese of Rumbek, different conflicting parties engage in violent conflicts over resources. These lead to deep mistrust and ongoing tensions in the communities. The church has earned a special status in the region as reliable and trustworthy institutions. In particular, its work in the area of peace and justice based on Christian social teaching is recognized and valued by the various actors in this conflict-ridden region.

The communities in Rumbek are hospitable and very welcoming to newcomers, who are often perceived as non-partisan to local communal conflicts and as witnesses to existing injustices, and are treated with high respect.



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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