Officer (m/f/d) in the AGIAMONDO World Team Civil Peace Service (ZFD)

AGIAMONDO is the German Catholics' personnel service for development cooperation - and one of nine sponsors of the Civil Peace Service (ZFD) funded by the German government. The ZFD is a program for the prevention of violence and the promotion of peace in crisis and conflict regions and is committed to a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. In the ZFD, we offer professionals the opportunity for meaningful service in a network of local development actors. In close cooperation with church and civil society partner organizations, AGIAMONDO makes significant contributions to the sustainable development of justice and peace in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe within the framework of ZFD country and regional programs. With a Christian profile, AGIAMONDO, as a member of the ZFD consortium, also actively contributes to the design and development of the entire ZFD.

For our office in Cologne, Germany, we are looking for an

Officer (m/f/d) in the AGIAMONDO World Team Civil Peace Service (ZFD)

Your new field of activity

As an Officer in the AGIAMONDO World Team Civil Peace Service (ZFD) you will take on responsibilities and tasks in the strategic and professional management, in the quality and organizational development of the ZFD of AGIAMONDO and in the cooperation with other teams and work areas within AGIAMONDO. In addition, you will be responsible for the processing of several ZFD country or regional programs in the office.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • You will represent the ZFD team leader in assigned areas, such as professional and organizational development, as well as when absent.
  • You will assume responsibility in quality management and in the content-related, conceptual and administrative design of AGIAMONDO's ZFD.
  • In your role as country officer, you will organize the placement and development of personnel for the AGIAMONDO ZFD projects in cooperation with the internal service areas and the ZFD coordinators on site.
  • In tandem with the coordinators, you will design the strategic implementation and further development, as well as the application and reporting of AGIAMONDO's ZFD country programs.
  • You will coordinate and network the work of the ZFD country and regional programs you supervise with relevant agencies and organizations in Germany and Europe.

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in a field relevant to this job. An additional qualification in peace studies is desirable.
  • In the field of developmental peace work you have experience of at least 3 years, also gained in Africa, Asia or Latin America. Initial leadership and/or management experience is an advantage.
  • You can negotiate competently in English as well as in French and/or Spanish.
  • You are willing to travel regularly to the countries of the assigned country programs. Your appearance is characterized by intercultural competence, sensitivity and the ability to engage in dialogue.
  • You also enjoy working responsibly and independently, have strong teamwork and communication skills, and are flexible in your approach to the needs of the situation.
  • You identify with church development cooperation and the goals of AGIAMONDO as a Catholic personnel service and belong to a Christian church.

Our offer:

  • Meaningful work in a corporate culture characterized by appreciation and value orientation
  • Remuneration according to TVöD 12 Bund and additional pension in the VBL.
  • The position will be filled for an indefinite period at a rate of 80%. The employment takes place to 01.05.2023.
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Subsidized lunch in the house

Have we aroused your interest?

We look forward to receiving your detailed application with details of your availability.

Please apply via our online applicant portal.

Further information about AGIAMONDO can be found at

AGIAMONDO  l  Postfach 210128  l  50527 Köln