Psychosocial advisor as a lecturer (m/f/d), Monrovia, Liberia

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

For the expansion and further development of a Master's programme of the Institute "Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) we are looking for a person to fill the following position as soon as possible

Psychosocial advisor as a lecturer (m/f/d), Monrovia, Liberia

Your new role

Due to 14 years of civil war and the subsequent Ebola epidemic in 2014/2015, Liberia's healthcare system has largely collapsed. There are too few trained staff members to help people deal with their traumatic experiences and to provide the basic medical care they need.

Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) is one of five institutes of higher learning of the Stella Maris Polytechnic of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia. The mission of MPCHS is to provide comprehensive academic, vocational and technical skills to enable students to respond with dignity and well-preparedness to the rapid developments in Liberia.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • You will assist in the further development and implementation of the two-year course leading to a Master's degree in Social Work with a focus on psychosocial counselling and trauma work.
  • You will further develop the curriculum for social work counselling and prepare didactic teaching materials.
  • You will be part of the MPCHS faculty and introduce new seminar content to share with your colleagues.
  • You will mentor students in the area of counselling and lead supervision sessions.
  • You will ensure the proper disbursement and administration of funds locally in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will be working in partnership with MPCHS in this regard.

Your profile

  • You have successfully completed a university degree in social sciences, psychology, social work, pedagogy or similar (at least master's level).
  • You have at least two years of professional experience as a therapist with cognitive  behavioral therapy and client-centered conversation.
  • You already have teaching experience at a university or in adult education.
  • You are fluent in the English language, both spoken and written.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify yourself with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGIAMONDO offers

  • Individual and thorough preparation
  • Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
  • Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your complete online application (cover letter, Europass CV, certificates in *PDF format) no later than 24.10.2021  via the Job market section of our website.

Corona - Information for applicants

Dear applicants,

Even in the current situation, we are happy to accept your application via the online application portal. We are conducting the selection procedure online. We also offer our preparatory measures as digital solutions.
Currently, some of our development workers are working from home offices. We will decide whether and when development workers can work on the ground on projects again on a case-by-case basis, in a responsible manner and in consultation with our partners.

Your contact person

Jacqueline Kallmeyer