Social Scientist for Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (m/f/d)

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service, we offer professionals the opportunity for meaningful service in cooperation with local development actors. The Civil Peace Service (ZFD) is a personnel program for violence prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. He is committed to a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Together with church and civil society partner organizations in Burundi, AGIAMONDO wants to make a contribution to civil conflict management there and to the sustainable, just development of the country and the Great Lakes region through peace-building measures.

To support the CDJP in Bujumbura, we are looking for a person to start as soon as possible

Social scientist for conflict management and reconciliation (m/f/d), Bujumbura, Burundi

Your new area of ​​responsibility:

The CDJP (Commission Diocésaine Justice et Paix) Bujumbura is a structure of the Archdiocese of Bujumbura.

It aims to promote justice and peace within the framework of Christian social teaching and accompanies processes of non-violent conflict resolution and reconciliation within the archdiocese. As part of the archdiocese, the CDJP sets an example for the protection of peace in Burundi and thus also has an effect beyond the diocesan borders. The CDJP's work focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Justitia et Pax structures in the parishes as well as through a network of dedicated volunteers. The CDJP is involved in the areas of peace and reconciliation, as well as human rights and social justice. With your support you are helping to strengthen and further develop the work of the CDJP for peace, conflict management and reconciliation. You participate in the CDJP's coordinating role in the work for justice and peace within the Archdiocese of Bujumbura. You accompany the capacity building of the employees and can thus make an effective contribution to the peace and reconciliation work of the archdiocese in the context of a past burdened by violence.

Bujumbura is the economic capital and the largest city in Burundi. It therefore offers good supply and infrastructure as well as a society characterized by diversity. At the same time, the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of a rather small town on Lake Tanganyika prevails here.

Specifically, you will take on the following tasks:

  • As part of the team, you will accompany reconciliation processes in the context of a violent past, train and support the CDJP staff, pastors and parish committees in the areas of reconciliation work, conflict management and non-violent communication.
  • In addition, you will share your knowledge of facilitation and training techniques with the CDJP team.
  • They support the coordination of the CDJP network (community committees and other groups) and strengthen the organizational structures.
  • You provide your expertise to develop and implement specific policies and strategies and support the development and management of projects.
  • You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of the funds on site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. You will work in partnership with the CDJP Bujumbura.

your profile

  • You have a degree in peace or social sciences, pedagogy or a comparable degree.
  • They have relevant knowledge and professional experience in remembrance work, in dealing with a violent past and in conflict transformation.
  • You also have knowledge of organizational development, project management or APME (analysis, planning, monitoring, evaluation).
  • Communication and consulting skills are among your strengths and you have diplomatic skills and intercultural communication skills for dealing with the actors in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written French; Knowledge of English is desirable.
  • As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work, support them convincingly and are willing to take part in church life.
  • You have a category B driving license and are an EU or Swiss citizen.


  • Individual and comprehensive preparation
  • Three-year contract, social security and remuneration under the Development Aid Act
  • Cultural, linguistic or other professional training as well as coaching and supervision offers, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your complete online application in *pdf format (cover letter,  Europass CV , certificates) no later than December 11, 2022  via our  job portal.