Specialist for Peace Education and Teaching Methodology (m/f/x), Dili, Timor-Leste

Dili, Timor Leste
Escola Sao Crojes Becora
3 Years
Specialist for Peace Education and Teaching Methodology (m/f/x), Dili, Timor-Leste
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Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • Supporting the school management of the ESB in the implementation and realization of peace education measures as well as advising schools in the process of becoming a model school in peace education (among other things, through situation and conflict analysis, ToT)
  • Further development of the school model "Eskola ba Dame (School of Peace)
  • Training and support of school directors in the diocese on the topic of peace education.
  • Development of trainings in the area of peace education, participatory teaching methods and non-violent conflict management for teachers and support in the application of the contents in everyday school life.
  • Strengthening the cooperation of parents, communities and associations.
  • Responsibility for the proper spending and administration of funds on site in accordance with donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the ESB.


Your profile

  • You have a degree ine.g. teaching, (social) education, social sciences, adult education or another relevant subject.
  • You have several years of teaching experience (adult education) as well as knowledge in the creation of curricula. Experience in organizational development is desirable. 
  • You can demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge in methods of non-violent conflict transformation and peace and reconciliation work.
  • Knowledge of peace psychology or inclusion (learning disabilities) is a plus.
  • You are fluent in English and motivated to learn Tetum. You also have a driver's license.
  • You are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland and as a member of a Christian church you 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.

"You have to be prepared to question your values."

CPS-worker about her daily work and life in Kenya

Your work with AGIAMONDO and Escola Sao Crojes Becora

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


The school "Escola Sao Crojes Becora - ESB" in Dili is a catholic school offering education from kindergarten to secondary level. The district of Becora is characterized by a high population density and suffers from the rural exodus, which leads to a strong influx in the district. In recent years, the ESB has developed into a model school in terms of peace education, but it is important to build on these beginnings.

At the same time, the diocese has a strong interest in introducing this successful school experiment to other schools through a "scaling-up".

Timor-Leste is the youngest democracy in Asia whose society still suffers from the consequences of decades of violence. Due to its wealth of natural resources, however, the country is in a very good position to develop positively. Since two-thirds of the current population are under 30 years of age, education and peace education in particular play a central role in creating the basis for peaceful coexistence and in developing and improving social skills.



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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