Trainer*in in der Erwachsenenbildung und Friedensarbeit (m/w/d), Nyeri, Kenia


Nyeri, Kenya

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (ZFD), we offer professionals the opportunity for meaningful service in cooperation with local development actors. The 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 Kenya, AGIAMONDO wants to make a contribution to civil conflict management there and to the sustainable, just development of the country through peace-building measures.

To develop a curriculum for peace work and to accompany peace-promoting measures of our partner organization Sisters of St.Joseph of Tarbes, we are looking for a person to start as soon as possible

Trainer in adult education and peace work (m/f/d), Nyeri, Kenya

Your new job

Religious tensions and mutual loss of trust within society are increasingly becoming a reality in Kenya. Conflicts and violence occur predominantly in certain regions, but almost nationwide during election periods. Most of the conflicts are resource- and migration-induced, but are also based on political rivalries among ethnic groups, such as the introduction of multi-party politics in the early 1990s or the political unrest in 2007/2008.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes (SJT) is an international religious community and has been represented in Kenya since 1982. With her mission to live and build community in the world, she is active in eight different dioceses of the country, mostly in conflict regions. The sisters are involved in the communities, for example in the areas of education, early childhood development and health.  
It is important to the SJT to strengthen the skills and abilities of their sisters in the field of peacebuilding during their training, so that they can face the conflicts that arise in the communities as active peacemakers. With your support, the sisters should be strengthened in their daily work in order to be able to contribute to a sustainable, peaceful coexistence of all people.

Specifically, you will take on the following tasks:

  • They develop a curriculum for peace work with the following topics: conflict analysis, conflict transformation, restorative justice, instruments of sustainable peace work, stress management, active non-violence.
  • They design training according to the curriculum and conduct it for sisters in formation as well as sisters who are already working in their communities.
  • They work closely with the formation house instructor and design training materials to continually integrate peace work into the sisters' formation program.
  • They advise and accompany the sisters in their offices and services on conflict-sensitive project work and support them in preparing project applications.  
  • You are responsible for the proper spending and management of the funds on site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. You will work in partnership with the Sisters of St.Joseph of Tarbes.

your profile

  • You have a university degree in peace and conflict research, sociology, ethnology, political science or a comparable subject and have already gained professional experience in peace and conflict work.
  • You have experience in adult education, ideally in conducting training courses and are familiar with peace- and conflict-sensitive approaches to project work.
  • You are characterized by a sensitive approach to faith and religion, look forward to working in the sisters' formation house and use your communication and consulting skills in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Your English skills are fluent in spoken and written.
  • You are an EU citizen or Swiss citizen and, as a member of the Catholic Church, convincingly support the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.