Closing date: 30 September 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: Mymensingh, Bangladesh
L’Arche is a worldwide organization of 154 communities where people with and without learning disabilities share life together and contribute to a more human society.
L’Arche International federates all 38 L’Arche member countries on 5 continents and serves as a convener of unity for our common mission. www.larche.org
L’Arche Mymensingh in Bangladesh is an interfaith community with members from Muslim, Hindu and Christian tradition with the common aim to care for the members with a learning disability who have often experienced stigma and marginalization.
The community is profoundly inspirational, demonstrating extraordinary commitment, beautiful talents and remarkable depth of relationships. One expression of their mission is to provide weekly home visits to families caring for children with a disability.
The community has 3 homes and 1 workshop where they produce and sell candles, embroidery and other products. They work hard to generate income through their work and fundraising activities both through the local and international network.
L’Arche Mymensingh is entering into a major transition phase with the current community leader leaving in December and two long-term staff member who provide acting-leadership on a short-term basis. The local board has requested L’Arche International to appoint an international Community Leader for a 2 years’ period with the objective to build capacity in local staff member and to hand-over leadership to a local community leader yet to be recruited in the coming 2 years.
The Community Leader will be supported in his/her role by local staff and by one or two international staff member in the area of finance, administration and workshop activities as well as training local staff member in care and support based on our universal L’Arche values.
The Community Leader will provide leadership to navigate the community through the transition period and to prepare the ground for a future local community leader. S/he will oversee the daily functioning of the community activities and will be supported by program leaders.
The Community Leader will report to the local board chair and to the International Envoy for Bangladesh. L’Arche International provides the legal framework and funding for this role. We are open to receiving candidatures from single persons or married couples with intercultural and interfaith experience and a thirst for embracing the beautiful culture of Bangladesh.
Requirements of the Role
Expected Qualities and competencies for the role
Taking into account this mission, and the desired profile of the candidate, you are invited to apply by sending us your motivation letter and CV/Resume in English or French including references to Tobias Gerken, [email protected]
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