Trainer for empowerment and trauma work (m/f/x)

Mannar, Sri Lanka
Caritas Valvuthayam
3 Years
Trainer for empowerment and trauma work (m/f/x)
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Your tasks

Your tasks

  • Through your trauma-sensitive offers, you support women with marginalized social status, especially war widows.
  • The activities you initiate promote exchange and social cohesion among women.
  • Through targeted support, you will help women to develop income-generating opportunities.
  • You plan and conductcapacity building trainings for Valvuthayam staff, involving both Christian and Hindu women.
  • You will support and design projects for conflict transformation and dealing with a violent past.
  • You will accompany thematic workshops on gender and ethnic sensitivity.
  • You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site, in accordance with donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO's specifications. You will work in partnership with colleagues from the partner organization.

Your profile

Your profile

  • You have a university degree, for example in psychology, psychotherapy, social work, education, social sciences or another relevant field. Experience abroad, especially in Asia, is welcome.
  • You have sound knowledge in the development and implementation of empowerment processes and in dealing with people who have a traumatic, violent past.
  • You have experience in organizing and leading workshops and in training multipliers (train the trainer).
  • Experience in project management is an advantage.
  • You are fluent in English and willing to learn Tamil. You are also willing to travel regularly.
  • You are open to temporarily leading a limited social life outside of urban (leisure) activities.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of the church's 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.

"To deal with individuals from different cultures makes work at the same time challenging, but also so extremely rewarding."

AGIAMONDO Co-worker about their daily work and life in Sri Lanka

Your work with AGIAMONDO and Caritas Valvuthayam

Responsible and Challenging

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the personnel service of 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 (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 Sri Lanka, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation there and to the sustainable equitable development of the country through peacebuilding measures.

Caritas Valvuthayam focuses in its work primarily on empowerment processes and the promotion of participation in social processes of these marginalized groups. With currently 34 employees, Caritas Valvuthayam is one of the central actors in the north of the island in the areas of peacebuilding, reconciliation, interreligious dialogue and work with marginalized groups.

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.



Jacqueline Kallmeyer

Personnel Recruitment

+49 221 8896 -271

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