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

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 conduct capacity 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

  • 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.

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.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Jacqueline Kallmeyer


Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln