Specialist for ecological peacebuilding (m/f/x)

Kakamega, Kenya
The Catholic Diocese of Kakamega
3 Years
Specialist for ecological peacebuilding (m/f/x)
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Your tasks

  • You will advise partners on the development of ecological peacebuilding programs.
  • Your expertise is needed to provide specialized training in areas such as conflict analysis, nonviolent communication, ecological peacebuilding, and negotiation skills.
  • You will support the development of effective impact monitoring and contribute to the further development of knowledge management.
  • You will play an important role in the identification and detailed mapping of potential conflicts in the context of environmental developments.
  • You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and management of funds in the field in accordance with donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the colleagues of the partner organization.

Your profile

  • You have a Master's degree in peace and conflict studies, social sciences, resource management or a related field.
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience, ideally with international exposure in the relevant field.
  • You bring knowledge and experience in peace and conflict work, ideally including environmental aspects.
  • You have skills in mapping conflicts in the context of environmental developments, which is considered an added plus.
  • You are fluent in English; knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage.
  • 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.

"To deal with individuals from different cultures makes ZFD work at the same time challenging, but also so extremely rewarding."

AGIAMONDO Co-worker about their daily work and life in Sri Lanka

Your work with AGIAMONDO and the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega

Responsible and challenging

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. The Civil Peace Service (CPS) offers 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 Kenia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.



In the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya, the Kakamega Forest is the only remaining tropical forest in the country. This area is characterized by abundant rainfall. Unfortunately, ongoing environmental degradation caused by factors such as population growth, illegal logging, and inappropriate land use has, over time, led to a decline in the natural resources available to local communities.

This has led to competition for limited resources, particularly water. The reforestation program of the Justicia and Pax Department of the Diocese of Kakamega is therefore of great importance in preventing future conflicts over resources. This program helps to restore balance and use community resources in a sustainable manner.

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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